The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog for May 20, 2012

Hello and welcome to KXT!  I hope you have taken a moment to become a member during our spring drive. If you like this show and love KXT please make a point of supporting us. This is where you can leave your polite comments and suggestions for music for next week’s show.
Remember please, nothing too long (6min+) too loud or quiet, and NO BAD LANGUAGE , leave a link if you can to where the music can be purchased or listened to.
New to me this week: 

Wendy Rene
John Mooney

Wendy Rene – “After Laughter (Comes Tears)” (LP Version) – After Laughter
Whiskey Folk Ramblers – “Night Of The Indian Man Morning” – …And There Are Devils
Jethro Tull – “Only Solitaire” (2002 Digital Remaster) – Warchild
Soko – “I Just Want To Make It New With You” – I Thought I Was An Alien
Donna Summer – “Last Dance” – Greatest Hits: Donna Summer
Booker T. and The MG’s – “Mo’ Onions”  - Green Onions (US Release)
Bon Iver – “Skinny Love” – For Emma -  Forever Ago”
Ramones – “I Don’t Want To Grow Up” – Adios Amigos
Hares on the Mountain – “Rosemary Breen” - It Will Only Hurt Forever
Atlas Sound – “Parallax” – Parallax
John Mooney – “I’m Mad” – Comin’ Your Way
Malvina Reynolds – “Little Boxes” – Ear to the Ground
Sealion – “Dick Dale Earnhardt” – Keep the Camera Rolling
Pogo – “Cryface” – Wonderpuff
Blitzen Trapper – “War On Machines” – Furr 

Esperanza Spalding – “I Know You Know” – Esperanza
Nervous Curtains – “The Crooked Telepathic” – Fake Infinity
M83 – “Raconte – Moi Une Histoire” - Hurry Up We’re Dreaming
Bethan – “Katie K” – Chapter 1:
Brewer & Shipley – “Have A Good Life” – One Toke Over the Line: The Best
of Brewer & Shipley
Yellow Ostrich – “Hold On” – The Mistress
Hank 3 – “I Promised” – Ghost to a Ghost/Gutter Town
Iron Maiden – “Sun and Steel” – Piece of Mind
Tears For Fears – “The Big Chair” – Songs From The Big Chair
Richard Buckner – “Figure” – Devotion + Doubt
The Treelines Music – “It’s Not Me” – EP
Brian Eno – “The Fat Lady of Limbourg” – Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy
Wayne Horvitz – “Otis Spann – 9/8” – Otis Span & Other Compositions
Ken Nordine – “Grey” – Colors

  • Redz

    Hey, HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL! (ah, another “May baby”…mine was a coupla weeks ago) Hope you’ve had a wonderful day…thanks for “working” on your birthday. :)

  • Philip

    Happy Birthday! The show’s hardly started, and I already know what I want to request for next week.

    Could you PLEASE play Tracey Thorn’s song “Dreamy” from her album A Distant Shore??? Pretty please with a cherry on top? I’ve already asked you to play her a hundred times, but that jewel of an album (+ every strum of guitar string + every inflection in her voice) deserves some radio recognition. I will be one happy radio listener if you play that track. As an added bonus, if you play that track I will never request Tracey Thorn again…. unless you want me to!

    I’d be even more pleased if you played these tracks too (but not pleased if instead of Tracey Thorn):
    * Estrella Morente, “La noche de mi amor”
    * Godz, “Eleven”
    * Can “The Fall of Another Year”

    And I’m gonna renew my membership (…as soon as I stop distracting myself from finishing my thesis due tomorrow!) Even though I no longer live in Dallas, and even if this is the only show I listen to regularly, and even though I’m currently living off student loans, your show makes it worth the support. …must….finish thesis!

    • Anonymous

      wonderful wonderful, thanks for the support and the suggestions.

  • Pfagras

    Happy Birthday J. Paul Slavens.

    paul
    in Ruidoso

  • Lastangelman

    Happy birthday, Paul. Such a busy day …
    Request for blog Juliet by Robin Gibb http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006GGRAR8/ref=dm_mu_dp_trk1

  • Philip

    Happy Birthday! I already know what I want to request for next week.

    Could you PLEASE play Tracey Thorn’s song “Dreamy” from her album A Distant Shore??? Pretty please with a cherry on top? I’ve already asked you to play her a hundred times, but that jewel of an album (+ every strum of guitar string + every inflection in her voice) deserves some radio recognition. I will be one happy radio listener if you play that track. As added bonus, if you play that track I will never request Tracey Thorn again…. unless you want me to!

    I’d be even more pleased if you played these tracks too, but not pleased if Tracey Thorn:
    * Estrella Morente, “La noche de mi amor”
    * Godz, “Eleven”
    * Can “The Fall of Another Year”

    And I just renewed my KXT membership. Even though I no longer live in Dallas, and even if this is the only show I listen to regularly, and even though I’m basically living off student loans, your show makes it worth the support. Long live PSlavens!

    (sorry if this is a repost. I think I messed up earlier)

    • Anonymous

      I will do my very best for you. thanks so much

  • Mikael780

    Happy Birthday

    here are two good songs
    Dance Me to the End of Love by Perla Batalla in Spanish/English she toured with Leonard Cohen for years and has a great voice.
    http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/perla4 Or amazon By the way L. Cohen will do a show in
    Austin 10/31 wed. one of his few stops in the US might be his last tour

    White Bird by Its a Beautiful Day http://www.amazon.com/White-Bird/dp/B000QNGLWW/ref=dm_att_trk1 nice ethereal song

    • Anonymous

      sounds really interesting !!! thanks so much

  • Roy Verges

    Wasn’t Duck Dunne in Booker T & the MGs? I should look it up… Anyway, R.I.P. Duck…

  • Bobby Newmark

    Cool sounds so far! Mayhaps you could be persuaded to play some Vinyl. Pieces from the Flea Market disc that may work are “Ballpeen Hammer” or “Dirtman Dub” and from the self-titled recording you might appreciate “Pipe Bomb” or “Funk In 5-4.” Oh yeah…I can’t remember the last time I heard Brazilian Girls on your show. The track “Corner Store” is quite enjoyable if you wanna spin it on a future show.

    • Anonymous

      brazilian girls !! I love them ! thanks

  • PeterJ

    Happy Birthday Paul!! Love you brother and love the show!!!

    We just re-upped our membership and happy to do it! So glad the music is back on Public radio in big D.

    Great choice on the Donna Summer tune. Born in ’63 I was child of the 70s and entered adulthood in the 80s (Geez… I didn’t stand a chance! LOL)

    Thanks to the documentary It Might Get Loud, I am now a Jack White fan…
    - Anything off his new solo record
    - You Don’t Understand Me with The Raconteurs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DiwN1LHfOU&feature=colike

    And Jennifer and I already have our tickets for Dead Can Dance in Austin on 9/7/12; they are playing the Moody Theater (Austin City Limits!)

    So how about The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove
    http://youtu.be/Bf00KI2MEGg

    • Anonymous

      Thank you so very much. I cant wait to check out these suggestions. cheers !

  • paul muller

    Some Suggestions for your Memorial Day Weekend Show:

    “Taps” -USAF Tactical Air Command Band
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Xrlf3taEo

    A Similar Song that you might enjoy utilizing Trumpet:
    ‘The Rebel Fort’ (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Soundtrack) – Ennio Morricone
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUuxi560cr4

    ‘The Suit”, An emotional county/bluegrass memorial song with some excerpts of lyrics:

    ‘It was such a perfect service
    A gentle rain was falling down
    And it did not disturb his deep slumber
    When the Vets fired three rounds”

    ‘The Suit’ -Sung by James Taylor -Dobro by Jerry Douglas
    On CD ‘Lookout for Hope’ by Jerry Douglas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC1wQ5XF-6Q

    Something more Up-Beat:
    ‘Sinful Nature’ – Bear in Heaven
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTDhUmMJUbs

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1275976843 Judy Jones Rotzoll

    Happy Birthday, Paul! I think someone has already requested Juliet by Robin Gibbs, who passed away earlier today. I’d like to request either Juliet or Boys Do Fall In Love. He will be missed.

    Now off to make my pledge:-)

    • Anonymous

      I will be all over it.

  • Jerem69
    • Anonymous

      super duper, thanks for the list !!!!

  • Ray Worth

    Nature’s Way by Spirit. Also how about some Piedmont Blues like West coast blues by Blind Blake or anything by Etta baker.

    • Anonymous

      sure thing, did you hear me read your FB comment?

    • Ray Worth

      One of my sons has been a Blind Blake fan since he was 10 (ok- he’s a strange kid but in a good way). I told him I would buy him a Fender Stratocaster if he learned West Coast Blues (a good one, not the cheap Mexican version). So far I haven’t had to buy the guitar :)

  • Andrew

    Paul, Today is the youngest you’ll ever be. Happy Birthday.

    “Let Go” by JJ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QkYK9nHBns
    PJ Harvey, “Let England Shake”

    “Let England Shake” by PJ Harvey
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7mcM9kWPHw

    “Season of the Witch” by Donovan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_kmIsmw2fc

    • Anonymous

      excellent !!!! thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.english Jason English

    Thanks for supporting local music and happy birthday Paul! We are happy do support kxt and hope you take a listen to our latest

    • Anonymous

      you , sir, rock

  • PeterJ

    IRON EFFING MAIDEN! Nice touch sir.

    • Anonymous

      hell yea

  • Anonymous

    Hey, thanks, I will check it out, I am very pumped to play some Mars Volta

  • Anonymous

    I will check it out !!!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks as always to all who suggested music tonite. see you next week.

  • ShomerShabbos

    Slightly out of left field, but how about Lonely Rolling Star from the Katamari Damacy Soundtrack?? Or perhaps The Moon and the Prince. Both good tracks.