Wednesday, March 19, 2003

First Things First

To catch up: Monday, after a peaceful visit to the mud-filled fields of cows and horses at the NMH school farm and a quick stopover in the sugarhouse to commiserate with the ordained-minister head of farm program about what, until this morning, was a pretty weak sap-collecting season -- too much warmth at night and not enough in the mornings can do that to a maple's veins, you see -- and a quick trip into town for hot wings at our favorite bar, it was radio show time once again. As I believe the phrase pro-peace to be far more inclusive than the inherently-angry anti-war, Monday night saw yet another Very Special Tributary, filled with some anti-war songs, albeit not the usual anthems, and a plethora of songs promoting harmony of all types. Of course, my amazon order finally came through, so I also had eight new CDs since the last time we did the show before Spring Break; by preference and aural/psychological necessity, these were showcased as well.

Ginny and I also read bedtime stories on the hour and the half hour, as is our weekly wont; in keeping with the anti-conflict theme, I managed to pick up a copy of Ferdinand (for those who've forgotten, Ferdinand is a peaceful bull, who would rather sit and smell the flowers than fight, but when he gets stung by a bee he flips out and gets chosen to be the star of the local bullfight...wherein he promptly sits in the middle of the ring and sniffs deeply, enjoying the flowers the Senoritas throw at him), and read Dr. Seuss' story of the North and South-going Zax, and a cute little satire of the 3 little pigs in which the pigs are sandinistas and the wolf the evil capitalist oppressor.

The evening's win-free-coffee-for-a-week-from-the-snack-bar contest was to identify which band originally performed the Johnny Cash song below, but since no one answered it, I'll leave it as an exercise for the blogreader. If you know the answer, I'll donate a buck to your favorite pay-pal-taking cause. Seriously. (First taker only; I'm not made of money.) The replacement contest we came up with was to identify any of the previous bands which Jorma Kaukonen was in; I was thinking of Hot Tuna, but the radio station's technical director called and correctly identified that before that, he was in Jefferson Airplane, so I gave it to him.

Set list follows. New songs in my collection are starred. All are excellent.

Bob Dorough -- Too Much Coffee Man
*Eddie From Ohio -- Stupid American
*Brooks Williams -- Mother Earth
Dixie Chicks -- Travelling Soldier
Mark Erelli -- Compass and Companion
*Dolly Parton -- Shine
*Johnny Cash -- Personal Jesus
*Trey Anastasio -- Cayman Review
*Jorma Kaukonen -- Big River Blues
*Mo' Horizons -- Hit The Road Jack
*Keller Williams -- Anyhow, Anyway
*Brooks Williams -- May You Never
Norah Jones -- Cold Cold Heart
Dar Williams -- This Is Pompeii
Indigo Girls -- Let It Be Me
The Harshed Mellows -- US Blues
Jonatha Brooke -- War
Leandra Peak -- Wash My Eyes
Deb Talan -- Two Points
Patricia Maertens -- Comfortably Numb
*Brooks Williams -- She Loves Me (when I try)
David Wilcox -- Heart Shaped Medallion

posted by boyhowdy | 11:34 PM |

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