The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog for June 21, 2015

  • Dakota Staton – Cry Me a River – I Want a Country Man
  • Beck – True Love Will Find You In The End – The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered
  • Scott Johnson – John Somebody Involuntary Song #3 – John Somebody
  • Jaco Pastorius – “Come On – Come Over” – Jaco Pastorius
  • JJ & The Rogues – Miss Hard To Get – Sweet Talker
  • Prefuse 73 – The Only Hand To Hold (Feat. Shara Worden) – The Only She Chapters
  • Flatt & Scruggs – Universal Soldier – Nashville Airplane
  • Beachwood Sparks – By Your Side – Once We Were Trees
  • caetono veloso – soy loco por ti america – Tropicalia
  • Lower Dens – Lion in Winter Pt. 2 – Nootropics
  • Korla Pandit – Tales Of The Underwater Worshippers – Exotica 2000
  • The Motel Beds – Skymade Suit – These Are the Days Gone By
  • Joni Mitchell – Twisted – Court And Spark
  • NTWS /Óscar Navarro/Corporon – Downey Overture – Offerings
  • Steve Gunn – Milly’s Garden – Way Out Weather
  • James Brown – It’s Magic (Album Version) – Soul On Top
  • Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – Little Fang – Enter The Slasher House
  • Kirile Loo – Saare Tants/Island Dance – Saatus / Fate
  • Sturgill Simpson – Life of Sin – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
  • Gorillaz – Empire Ants (Feat. Little Dragon) – Plastic Beach
  • Bosque Brown – Us – Us
  • Badbadnotgood – Since You Asked Kindly – III
  • “Lowe – Nick” – Cracking Up – Quiet Please: The New Best of Nick Lowe
  • Half Moon Run – Full Circle – Dark Eyes
  • Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway – Platinum Collection
  • Ray Martin – Humoresque – Dynamica
  • Serge Gainsbourg – Je T’Aime Moi Non Plus – forever gainsbourg
  • Nina Violet – Yellow Flash – Lose Strife
  • The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio – High Violet
  • Duke Ellington – Daybreak Express – Duke Ellington

Good Evening. This is where you leave your polite comments and music suggestions. Try to leave a link to where we can listen to or purchase the music. Make sure the songs dont have “naughty” words that will get me in trouble. I don’t generally play anything over 6 minutes long, but you can still suggest it for general consumption. Try to mix it up!!
A listener posted some comments last week.   After asking them to contribute to the show , which they declined, I removed the comments.  However, they took issue.  And so I return our conversation to this blog.

  • Mintas Lanxor last week

    Including one John Coltrane tune or one Oscar Peterson number in an almost entirely pop and rock playlist doesn’t make you eclectic – just paying lip service to eclecticism. No classical music, hardly any traditional folk numbers from overseas? The genre omissions are too numerous to mention. Maybe the station put a muzzle on you, but I suspect that it’s more of a case of letting your true predilections
    win over your original concept. The only truly uncompromising, all-inclusive radio program which tried to achieve a balance of different types of music in each and every show for over 20 years was the now defunct Global Mix on KNTU.

    • J Paul Slavens last week

      and your music suggestions for next week are?…
      hey , I try to mix things up but if you want something more, just let me know.
      I try to leave my predilections at home, I mostly listen to weird electronic music and 20th Century classical.
      since I moved to KXT I have moved the show away from the wildly eclectic to more of a wide range of what the listeners suggest.
      but hey, for you, I will throw in some classical this week and there was already gonna be few jazz things. and I will play some country too. probably some punk. maybe some world music. some folk. probably some rock. always a bunch of indie too cuz lots of people suggest it. But I will try to be a bit more eclectic.
      thanks for taking a notice.

  • Mintas Lanxor last week

    Sorry, but with Spotify, rdio, Google Play, YouTube (and soon to reach these shores – Deezer), I do my own programming at home. In the car, I mostly listen to KERA news and talk and KNTU jazz since the return on the time invested is the greatest there. WRR and KXT are next on those rare occasions when I’m totally uninterested in what’s being aired on the first two stations.

Mintas Lanxor 6 days ago

Hi, Paul,

Any explanation as to why you (or someone from the station) removed the two comments submitted by me? The first one was critical of your selection diversity, and the second stated that I don’t listen to KXT that often. Neither used foul language. Are your criteria for inclusion fawning listener comments only that will feed into your fragile ego? Seems to me they are, judging by a glance at other posts, not all of whom are suggestions for airplay. However, one thing to remember is that any music show relying heavily on listeners’ requests inevitably turns into a reflection of the general public’s mediocre taste.