Program #580

NELSON RIDDLE ORCHESTRA . . . . . Route 66 Theme (opening theme) . . . . . Route 66 and Other Great TV Themes/More Hit TV Themes
BOB DYLAN . . . . . All The Tired Horses . . . . . Self Portrait
M. WARD . . . . . Chinese Translation . . . . . Post-War
CRACKER . . . . . Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out With Me . . . . . Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey
CANNED HEAT . . . . . Going Up The Country . . . . . The Best of Canned Heat
LITTLE JOY . . . . . The Next Time Around . . . . . Little Joy
NEKO CASE . . . . . Magpie In The Morning . . . . . Middle Cyclone
JOSEPH ARTHUR . . . . . She Paints Me Gold . . . . . Vagabond Skies

ART BRUT . . . . . DC Comics And Chocolate Milkshakes . . . . . Art Brut vs. Satan
DEVO . . . . . Uncontrollable Urge . . . . . Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
IGGY POP . . . . . Wild One . . . . . Blah Blah Blah
GNARLS BARKLEY . . . . . Crazy . . . . . St. Elsewhere
THE CAESARS . . . . . Fools Parade . . . . . Strawberry Weed
THE ROLLING STONES . . . . . 2,000 Light Years From Home . . . . . Their Satanic Majesties Request
THE BLOODTHIRSTY LOVERS . . . . . 2,000 Light Years From Home . . . . . The Bloodthirsty Lovers
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS . . . . . Cardiff In The Sun . . . . . Dark Days/Light Years

BOOKER T. . . . . . Space City . . . . . Potato Hole
MIKE BLOOMFIELD & AL KOOPER . . . . . Together ’Til The End Of Time . . . . . The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper
CAT POWER . . . . . Dark End Of The Street . . . . . Dark End of the Street
ROD STEWART . . . . . I’d Rather Go Blind . . . . . Never a Dull Moment
NICK LOWE . . . . . People Change . . . . . At My Age
CAMERA OBSCURA . . . . . My Maudlin Career . . . . . My Maudlin Career DAVID RUFFIN . . . . . My Whole World Ended . . . . . Motown: The Classic Years GLASVEGAS . . . . . It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry . . . . . Glasvegas

BLIMP . . . . . Sweetheart . . . . . Sweetheart
THE BEATLES . . . . . Honey Pie . . . . . The Beatles (The White Album)
THE REAL TUESDAY WELD . . . . . Kix . . . . . The London Book of the Dead
STEPHANE GRAPPELI & YEHUDI MENUHIN . . . . . I Get A Kick Out Of You . . . . . The Very Best of Grappelli and Menuhin
THE MONKEES . . . . . Magnolia Sims . . . . . The Birds, the Bees & the Monkees
ROBYN HITCHCOCK & THE VENUS 3 . . . . . TLC . . . . . Goodnight Oslo
AN MORRISON . . . . . Saint James Infirmary . . . . . What's Wrong with This Picture?
BOB DYLAN . . . . . I Feel A Change Coming On . . . . . Together Through Life

One with an eternal vibe from Bob Dylan for all the weary thoroughbreds in Kentucky is where this show began, and from there it was M. Ward looking for answers to a few crucial questions and Cracker with a couple of answers that might be appicable. An old one from Canned Heat kinda covered the same of territory, and then it was one with a similar guitar sound from Little Joy that's also about a personal journey, although set in the context of a relationship. Then it was Neko Case finding signs in the natural world that it's time to rise and move on into a Joseph Arthur tune on what sounds like an obsessive relationship accompanied by some dramatically building guitar work over its final half.

This began with a tune from the new Art Brut disc featuring Eddie Argos admitting to his arrested development, which was followed by Devo getting primal and Iggy Pop smoothing out the rough edges musically even as he's proclaiming his lack of control. From there Gnarls Barkley added some funk to the beat while they explored the psychological depths, and then it was the Caesars lamenting the spectacle before their eyes. That one segued quite nicely into a psychedelic nugget from the Rolling Stones with a title that was lifted some 35 years later by the Bloodthirsty Lovers, and then it was Super Furry Animals with a bit of bright sunshiny psychedelia to close it out.

A soulful slow jam from Booker T.'s latest sent this set off down a path strewn with sorrow and regret, even if the Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield track that came next seemed to find an oasis of hope for the relationship it describes. From there it was Cat Power covering a classic about furtive hookups on the sly, Rod Stewart unwilling to accept what he sees, Nick Lowe trying to take the philosophical approach, Camera Obscura seemingly angry enough to finally move on, David Ruffin completely devatated about recent events and Glasvegas admitting to the source of their misery.

I recently received a disc from a guy named Dave Girtsman who has a music project he calls Blimp; one of the tracks on that disc conjured up the Beatles, which fed quite nicely into the Real Tuesday Weld with a track that clearly owes a debt to a Cole Porter classic, heard here in a version by violin virtuosos Stephane Grappelli and Yehudi Menuhin. From there it was the Monkees working a little studio magic to make a tune released in 1968 sound like it was recorded some 40 years before. The hazy feel of that one was mirrored by Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3, although he attributes the cause to a trio of antidepressants, which seems reasonable, and might send you to the infirmary if you're not careful. From Van Morrison it was on to the finish and the track from Bob Dylan's new disc that immediately jumped out at me, which also brought us full circle back to the beginning of this program.

Here's another one from Devo