The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog for July 1, 2012

Hey, a little cloud cover and some scattered sprinkles – just enough to cool things down a few degrees for a nice break.
This is where you can leave your polite suggestions and comments. Please turn me on to some cool tunes. Old, new, whatever you got, just make sure its not too long (6+minutes), too aggressively loud or non-FCC compliant. Also, it’s very helpful if you can provide a link to where the music can be downloaded.
New to me this week:
Ingrid Michaelson
Jimmy Edgar
Jherek Bischoff
White Denim
Nathan Abshire

Cocteau Twins – “For Phoebe Still A Baby” – Blue Bell Knoll (Remastered)
Modeselektor & Thom Yorke – “This” (Radio Edit) – This
Little Feat – :”Spanish Moon” – Feats Don’t Fail Me Now
Louis Armstrong – “Gone Fishing” (feat. Bing Crosby) – Armstrong Sings With…
Whiskey Folk Ramblers – “Ramblin’ Man” – Midnight Drifter
Ingrid Michaelson – You and I – Be Ok
Iggy Pop – “Livin’ On The Edge Of The Night” – Brick By Brick
The Johnny Mann Singers – “This Is My Country” – One Nation Under God
Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night” – The Idle Wheel Is Wiser Than the
Driver of the Screw…
Fred Eaglesmith – “Time To Get A Gun” – Lipstick, Lies And Gasoline
Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra verses Fanfare Ciocarlia – “Devla” –
Balkan Brass Battle
Emitt Rhodes – “Lullaby” – The Emitt Rhodes Recordings (1969 – 1973)
Can – “A Swan Is Born” – Lost Tapes Box Set
Jimmy Edgar – “Switch Switch” – This One’s For The Children
M. Ward – “Me And My Shadow” – A Wasteland Companion
Tune-Yards – “You Yes You” – W H O K I L L

Patti Smith Group – “Frederick” (Digitally Remastered 1996) – Wave
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – “The Look Of Love” – The Greatest Hits Of
Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66
Leon Redbone – “Sheik Of Araby” (Album Version) – Double Time
Jherek Bischoff – “The Secret of the Machines” (featuring Caetano Veloso &
Greg Saunier) – Composed
My Wooden Leg – “Foreign Girls” (7 of 9) – Jealous Disco
Alberta Hunter – “Handy Man” (Featuring Alberta Hunter) – Downhearted Blues
The Byrds – “Ballad Of Easy Rider” – Ballad Of Easy Rider
White Denim – “Burnished” – D
Dirty Projectors – “Stillness Is The Move” – Bitter Orca
Bob Welch – “Devil Wind” – Three Hearts
David Byrne & St. Vincent – “Who” – Who
Zammuto – “Full Fading” – Zammuto
Nathan Abshire – “Pine Grove Blues” (1) – French Blues
Sarah McLachlan featuring Emmylou Harris – “Angel” (Live) – Best of Lilith
Fair 1997 to 1999

  • Anonymous

    Ok y’all. What interesting music do you suggest for next weeks show.

  • pi314

    Hey! Please play Ryon’s “Take Me Away” off Sweet Pea. She is a Fort Worth artist who recorded her first song when she was 13 and the next 2 when she was 14.

  • pi314
    • Anonymous


  • Ray Worth

    The Electric Prunes – I had to much to dream last night
    Iggy Pop – Sister Midnight

    • Anonymous

      just played some iggy, but maybe i coud play some more

  • Philip

    Hey, Paul. You doing that Bryan Street Tavern thing tonight? Back in Dallas and I might be able to make it after this show.

    My four track requests this week (if you can find them):
    * Hamilton Bohannon, “Save Their Souls” from Stop & Go. It’s a bit difficult to find unfortunately.
    * Have you ever played J Dilla? “Two Can Win” is a fun short <2 min track.
    * Róisín Murphy, "Let Me Know" from Overpowered.
    * Mario Castro-Neves & Samba S.A., "Candomblé." Fun Brazilian samba great for the summer.

    • Anonymous

      thanks for the suggestions
      I am indeed rocking out at Bryan Street around 11pm

  • Philip

    Oh one more request I discovered from Chicago – Mucca Pazza. They’ve that quirky marching band sound, remind me of Mt. Righteous.

    • Anonymous

      ok, turns out there are several bands like this, but I like them !!

  • neon cobra

    Oh my, that Gone Fishin song was splendid. Thank you for that one.
    The Shins- PORT OF MORROW (the song)

    • Anonymous

      ah yes

  • Andrew

    Jimmy Durante – ‘Make Someone Happy’

    King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – ‘Bats In The Attic’

    The Strokes – ‘Taken For A Fool’

    • Anonymous

      well now that is a fun selection of songs, thanks

  • Jayclark1964

    Fountains of Wayne :Red Dragon Tatoo off of their BRILLIANT album Utopia Parkway which got Mojo’s Album of the Year long before these guys went mainstream. NOT “Staceys Mom” type stuff at all!!

    • Anonymous

      I will check it out , thanks

  • Howdy Paul, I’ve been a summer slacker, so here are a few to make up for it:

    Yoshida Brothers
    Peter Murphy (your choice)
    Takeshi Terauchi
    Shriekback (anything from Oil & Gold)

    And I’ve been on a ‘les chanteuses de la france’ kick lately so here are bunch that you might like – I’ll let you choose – maybe some for next week, maybe some for coming weeks?

    Coeur de Pirate
    France Gall
    Carla Bruni
    Sylvie Vartan
    Jacquieline Taieb
    Francoise Hardy

    Stay cool!

  • Kmpeckham

    Hey Paul love your show! You should check out Emory Quinn, folk/bluegrass-ish

    • Anonymous

      I will check it out, thanks

  • Anonymous

    Hey Paul! Will you play “Church and Law” by the band When Saints Go Machine? Thanks! Love the show!

    • Anonymous

      I will sure try

  • Alejandra Magana

    Sleeper Agent is a great band Out of Bowling Green, KY that has just started to get big. Their album Celabrasion has grown to be one of my favorite albums. I’ve met the band a couple of times and their super down to earth people and deserve to be heard. They played Coachella this year and are working on their second album.

    • Anonymous

      I will get on it

  • Roy Verges

    please play something from the Exile album by Sidsel Endressen (EMG). Speaking of Exiles, King’s Crimson’s tune Exiles (from Starless and Bible Black) is particularly beautiful.

    • Anonymous

      King Crimson is very difficult to find downloads for (legally).

  • Jayclark1964

    The Iguanas : Para Donde Vas

    • Anonymous

      ok, I will scope it out

  • Thom

    Great show tonight Paul,
    10,000 Maniacs ‘Jolene’ (feat. David Byrne)
    Peter Gabriel – ‘Mercy Steet’ – ‘So’
    The Steward of Gondor – ‘Lord of the Rings: Return of the King’ Soundtrack – 1:16
    Gram Parsons & Emmu Lou Harris – ‘Love Hurts’ – from Grievous Angel

    • Anonymous

      thats a fun list, thanks!

  • PeterJ

    Serj Tankian from System of a Down; doing a duet with Persian siren Azam Ali on the Buckethead album Buckethead and Friends – Enter the Chicken. The track is called Coma and it is completely enchanting.

    This is the other duet from that Buckethead album. This time Serj is paired with Shana Halligan; a different but equally angelic voice.

    These also happen to be the two most accessible tracks. Would fit into the show just fine.

    Also in support of their upcoming tour Dead Can Dance are releasing an new work on 8/13/2012 called Anastasis.

    You can stream or download the MP3 for the track Amnesia (Radio Edit) from

    • Anonymous

      thanks , this looks very interesting indeed

  • Anonymous

    hmmm, I will see if I can track it down

  • Anonymous

    I will for sure!

  • Scott Webb

    How bout some Ozric Tentacles?

  • Anonymous

    Thanks again for coming through with so many great suggestions, I will see you all here next week, have a great 4th !

  • Maully

    I have a suggestion! I find them to be pretty cool and their music consists of all kinds of music. It’s very fun.

    Steam Powered Giraffe:

    Honeybee –

    Ju Ju Magic –

    Those are just two of my most listened to. But I would suggest checking out all of their songs on their newest album “The 2 Cent Show”. It’s all very entertaining music to listen to.

  • DoctorWhat

    …I just came here to recommend Steam Powered Giraffe, but it looks like someone’s beat me to it.

  • Paul Muller

    Late Suggestion:

    Andy Williams “You Don’t Know What Love Is”

  • Andrew

    Good-Bye Andy Griffith, We sure will miss you. Have fun fishin’ with Barney & Goober.

    Andy Griffith sings “Fishin’ Hole”

  • Roy Verges

    “Someone to watch over me”
    “Blame it on my Youth”