The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog May 13, 2012

Well, the weather just keeps getting more beautiful all the time. I have an interesting collection of pieces for us to check out tonite, mostly suggestions from last week’s blog. Help make next week’s show by leaving me your music suggestions. Please nothing over six minutes long, too loud or quiet. And especially make very sure the language is acceptable. I find something almost every week in the suggestions that I can’t play because of language.

New to me this week:
Gold Panda
Sundress
Les McCann
Celso Pina
Cate Le Bon
Teddybears
Dumbo Gets Mad
Paul Thorn
Zubz

This week’s setlist:

George Harrison, “All Things Must Pass,” Early Takes Volume 1
Mark Mothersbaugh, “Ping Island/Lightning Strike Rescue Op,” The Life
Aquatic

The New Pornographers, “Myriad Harbour,” Challengers
Gold Panda, “Same Dream China,” Lucky Shiner
Sundress, “Derelict,” Self-Titled
Feist, “The Park,” The Reminder
Little Feat, “Willin’,” The Best Of Little Feat
Kate Miller-Heidke, “The Devil Wears A Suit,” Nightflight
Devendra Banhart, “Carmensita,” Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
Blackalicious, “Make You Feel That Way,” Blazing Arrow
Les McCann, “Compared To What?,” Talkin’ Verve
Morcheeba, “Let Me See,” Parts Of The Process
Roxy Music, “Bitters End,” Roxy Music
Carly Simon, Ben Taylor, Sally Taylor, “You Can Close Your Eyes,” Into White
Townes Van Zandt, “I’ll Be Here In the Morning,” Townes Van Zandt
Celso Piña y su Ronda Bogotá, “Cumbia sobre el Río,” 12 Grandes exitos Vol. 1
Danny Rush and the Designated Drivers, “Brakeman,” Brown and Blue
Cate Le Bon, “Fold The Cloth,” Cyrk
Teddybears featuring Iggy Pop, “Punkrocker,” Punkrocker
David Bowie, “Rubber Band,” David Bowie
Norah Jones, “After The Fall,” Little Broken Hearts
Radiohead, “All I Need,” In Rainbows
Dumbo Gets Mad, “Eclectic Prawn,” Dumbo Gets Mad
Paul Thorn, “She’s Got A Crush On Me,” What The Hell Is Goin’ On
Zubz, “Time To Heal, Yes We Can,” Songs About Leaving Africa
Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen, “House Of Blue Lights,” Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
Gil Scott-Heron, “I’m New Here,” I’m New Here

  • Anonymous

    good evening. this is where you leave your polite comments and suggestions for music. I am here and ready to receive.
    go

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4M3AXNKEP7QVDPNKPQXMMDOCH4 Charles Nutt

    Hi Paul

    Can you play some Hank Williams 3 tonight?

    • Anonymous

      ah, well you see, I put the show together based on the suggestions I got from the previous week, so I can get you some Tricephus next week but not tonite, sorry.

  • Samuel Jenkins

    Ashley Falgout – Long Over Due “On My Mind”

    • Anonymous

      on my check it out list

      • Samuel Jenkins

        Dallas artist from arlington. shes my soul sista and a wise young woman. should be on the internet somewhere. if not i have the cd.

  • Danny

    Paul , listen every week.
    You always have a great mix of music.
    Here is 2 suggestions for next week.
    Have A Good Life—–Brewer & Shipley From The Rural Space Album
    Only Solitaire——Jethro Tull From The War Child Album

    • Anonymous

      ancient Tull. I love getting an excuse to play my childhood faves. thanks

    • Thom

      More Tull

  • Regan

    I got out my rifle and went running around my apartment building to the music of Mark Mothersbaugh’s Ping Island/Lightning Rescue from the Life Aquatic.

    • Anonymous

      Great scene , great soundtrack

  • Regan

    Tom Waits- I don’t wanna grow up

  • Samuel Jenkins

    havent heard that tasty fiest jam. been awhile.

  • Ray Worth

    How about something from John Mooney next week. Maybe Sacred Ground or Louise McGhee. Or something from the album Sideways in Paridise that he did with Jimmy Thackery.

    • Anonymous

      ok, I will check this out

  • Samuel Jenkins

    Train Robbers Symphony Of Fury ft. eliano Braz
    These are my brothers from farmers branch and some people they met playing the trains and make music with out in new york. id love for you to shine a little light on them.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPxLYiAhphg

  • Samuel Jenkins

    Wendy Rene – After laughter

  • Jerem69

    OK, the Blackalicious is pretty cool.
    Thanks for playing Little Feat. As well, Compared to What is trippin’ my groove. Who’s doing this version?

    How’s about Alice Cooper’s “Shoe Salesman?” The lyrics are clean. Not too heavy, not too long.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00122IUNE/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1336960524&sr=8-1

    And any Tom Waits that you can get into the show is good with me. I really like the album Early Years.

    • Thom

      Christmas Card From A Hooker in Minneapolis

      • Anonymous

        thanks man, I will get on it.

  • Anonymous

    Nice show tonight Paul. Discovering some good music tonight because of it.

    For next week, how about some M83 in honor of them playing to shows next weekend in Dallas.

    • Anonymous

      this post makes me very very happy.
      I will get after the m83

  • Tom Henvey

    Really enjoying the show tonight.

    • Anonymous

      thanks man. I just played Dada last night. It was like hanging out with your old girlfriend that you had so much love and good times with, then you broke up cuz she just lost it and went down the drain, then you went back to see her cuz you heard she was getting better, but you couldnt help but remember how wonderful she was before. xo

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donald-Whynott/100001280312698 Donald Whynott

    Please play something from Gong (“flying teapot” or Aphrodites Child (“666″) or Iron Maiden.

    • Anonymous

      please suggest some Iron Maiden to me, I am regrettably unfamiliar with the preponderance of their repertoire.

  • Jayclark1964

    Patty Griffin One Big Love

    • Thom

      ‘Making Pies’ is an awesome song too.

  • Sam Jenkins

    Kate Nash – Flourescent Adolescent
    cover of artic monkeys. purty.

  • Matt Nedella

    I fell in love with Blitzen Trapper here recently. Try War on Machines or Black River Killer

  • Philip

    Loving your show!

    lol, Les McCann is not new to you this week! I remember suggesting that an you playing it, but great track despite the not-so-great memory. Had I known there was a clean version of “Compared to What,” I would have requested it a long time ago. Speaking of clean, I soooooo wish you could play Pharcyde’s “Passin Me By.” It’s literally clean except for the very last word. Oh well.

    Just for a change, I would love to hear you play some opera arias and duets. Here are some of my personal faves (obviously I don’t expect you to play all of them next week):

    * Saint-Saëns’, Samson & Dalila (Act II): “Mon Coeur S’ouvre À Ta Voix” (Dalila)
    Favorite recording I’ve heard is with mezzo-soprano Rita Gorr, tenor John Vickers, and conductor Georges Prêtre at the Orchestre du Téâtre National de l’Opera de Paris

    * Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur (Act IV) : “Poveri fiori” (Adriana), performed by none other than Maria Callas

    * Wagner’s Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg (Act III), No. 47: “Selig wie die Sonne,” (Quintet: Eva, Sachs, Magdalena, Walther, David)
    The best version I’ve heard: Helen Donath (soprano), Theo Adam (bass-baritone), Ruth Hesse (mezzo-soprano), René Kollo (tenor), Peter Schreier (tenor), Herbert von Karajan (Conductor); Dresden State Opera Chorus
    This is probably my all-time favorite opera melody, amazing gradual build-up from solo and climax into quintet. Unfortunately, it’s probably a bit too slow and quiet for radio. Still I think one of the most beautiful melodies EVER!

    -Danke!

    • Anonymous

      wonderful !! I would love to get something from the opera on here. I like to stick some “classical” stuff into the mix. wonderful

  • Arnold G

    Last week I suggested Daniel Market – a singer/songwriter from Indiana. I just spoke with him and he said that he would be honored to have one of his songs played on Art and Seek. He has a new song with a local connection titled “One PM at Baby Dolls.”

  • Sam Jenkins

    or Kate nash – “i hate seagulls”
    awww heck yes you played the song i really wanted to hear. your all i need mister slaven.

    • Anonymous

      namaste

    • Thom

      And then play ‘Seagull’ by Bad Comany – from their Debut

  • mark penland

    Paul, Enjoyed your Glenn Mitchell story…..has it really been seven years? Miss that guy.

    • Anonymous

      one of my heros. so proud to have known him personally.

  • Jayclark1964

    Richard Buckner Figure from devotion & Doubt

    • Anonymous

      excellent

  • Thom

    THey need to make this a three hour show Paul.

    ‘Ni Una Sola Palabra’ – Paulina Rubio from ‘Ananda’
    ‘Walking in your Footsteps’ – The Police from ‘Synchronicity’
    ‘Homeless’ – Paul Simon – ‘Graceland’
    ‘Little Boxes’ – Malvina Reynolds

    • Anonymous

      wonderful, thanks for the list

  • Janus Ashlar

    Outstanding sounds tonight! Perhaps a little Booker T & the MGs would be in order for next time in light of the passing of Donald “Duck” Dunn?

    • Anonymous

      not even a doubt about a it

  • Anonymous

    Thanks folks, looking forward to collecting this music and sending back out to you next sunday. xo

  • Arnold G

    Excellent choice for Paul Thorn. Would love to hear more.

  • Royverges

    some Esmeralda Spaulding (sp?), please