Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Radiator Radio 

Another Monday, another ten to midnight shift in the basement of Stone Hall, cranking out the tunes on the country's most powerful high school radio station. Few students have radios anymore, but it doesn't matter; the waves echo off these New England hills, into three states worth of townships: Keene, NH, Brattleboro, VT, and Greenfield MA. No one calls, but somewhere out there, surely, someone listens, perhaps while they brush a lover's hair by the cold light of a sliver moon, reflected off this afternoon's first almost-snow, pebbled on the car hoods and brown meadows like frost.

And so winter comes, and with it the silence of these hills. The leaves are gone, almost, or too heavy anyway with those grains of sticky white to blow in and out the doors and windows with the heavy winds. Students meander the campus shivering and coatless, cool in the sharp air, trailing clouds.

But music warms the soul. The radio is a virtual hearth, a dashboard heater, a radiant sun in darkened rooms. So come inside, won't you. Listen, and be whole.

Tonight's playlist follows, punctuated -- as always -- by soft story readings on the hour and the half hour.

Tributary 11/8/04

Skavoovie and the Epitones -- Fat Soul
Michael Franti & Spearhead -- Everyone Deserves Music
Rusted Root -- Rising Sun
J Mascis -- I Want You Bad
Timbuk 3 -- The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
Ween -- Bananas & Blow
Cake -- Manah Manah

Bob Dorough -- Fish For Supper
Trey Anastasio -- Alive Again
Ani Difranco -- Angry Anymore
Lizzie West -- Sometime
Barenaked Ladies -- Jane
Indigo Girls -- Galileo

Cassandra Wilson -- Only A Dream In Rio
Mark Erelli -- Take My Ashes To The River
The Be Good Tanyas -- Waiting Around To Die
Shawn Colvin -- This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Gillian Welch -- Look At Miss Ohio
Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem -- Let's Pretend There's A Moon

Kasey Chambers -- I Still Pray
Jeffrey Foucault -- Mayfly
John Hiatt -- Crossing Muddy Waters
Patty Griffin w/ The Chieftans -- Whole Heap Of Pretty Horses
Shawn Colvin -- Seal Lullaby
Greg Brown's Daughters -- Ella May
Sheryl Crow -- We Do What We Can

You've been listening to Tributary, your ten to midnight Monday night show here on WNMH 91.5. We'll be back next week with our usual mix -- from Funk to Folk, from Jazz to Jambands, from Blues to Bluegrass, and everything in between. Until then, bundle up -- it's chilly out there.

posted by boyhowdy | 12:01 PM |

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