Thursday, March 13, 2008

Radio Show Friday, March 7 8-10AM

Radar Brothers - Happy Spirits
Shout Out Louds - Impossible
Sarah Vaughan - East of the Sun (West of the Moon)
Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions - Suzanne
Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
Ronnie Lane - Kuschty Rye
Super Furry Animals - Carbon Dating
Steve Miller Band - True Fine Love
Butterglory - Waiting on the Guns
Sandro Perri - Everybody's Talkin'
Golden Smog and Roseanne Cash - Seven Year Ache
Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant - Stratosphere Boogie

Do you love Dolly Parton like I love her? I recently watched 9 to 5 which ignited my desire to hear late 70s - early 80s era Dolly. I love her yodel "Muleskinner Blues." But even more than her yodel, I love "Here You Come Again." I have probably played that song 50 times in the car over the past couple weeks. And I cannot wait to get back to the station to play some off the 9 to 5 soundtrack which WXYC just acquired.

2008 has not been kind to me so far. One of the saddest things to happen is that the High Dollar Hot Dogs broke up. Well, I guess we have broken up. I never got officially dumped. But they've stopped returning my calls and emails. I was told that breaking up is what bands do. It hurts a little, but I knew that it wasn't going to work out. In memory of our little band, I played my favorite song that we covered, "Seven Year Ache."

But there is still hope for me and the uke. I told a few folks about my dream to start up the Steve Miller Band Ukulele Cover Band. Several people are interested! But I need to find a good lead uke player, because that surely isn't me. Last weekend I stayed up until 4am playing uke with Mark. We learned the Everly Brothers' "When Will I Be Loved." I also want to play Steve Miller's "True Fine Love" with the new band. Do you? Come join! Bring songs! Unfortunately, this band is still very much a dream, but maybe once things slow down a bit, I can bring this band to life.

Last week, I played Sandro Perri's cover of Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talkin.'" Because of this song, I rented the film Midnight Cowboy. I knew nothing about the film when I put it at the top of my Netflix list. I didn't know that John Voight (who is hot) and Dustin Hoffman were in it. I didn't know that it was the only movie rated X that ever won an Academy Award. I didn't know that it was about a hustler in NYC. I finally got around to watching it last night and it blew me away. I loved it! The little experimental film bits were incredible. I also have a new appreciation for Dustin Hoffman. I highly recommend it.

I am still very much obsessed with Ronnie Lane. Last week it was "Kuschty Rye." This week, it's "The Poacher." I would be playing "The Poacher" tomorrow on the radio, but since it's spring break, I am taking a week off. But tune in from 9am to noon to hear Tim's show which is really wonderful.

The rest of my playlist from last week's show can be found here.


Gye Greene said...

Hey! Another entry! (I hadn't checked in a while.)

Bummer about being dumped by your band; that stinks.

Dolly P. is indeed nifty. On my "to do" list is to co-write a song with her. (Unlikely; but it'd be nice...)

I love the original of "Muleskinner Blues"; I'll have to check out her cover of it.


Gye Greene said...

Annoyingly, the "check this box to receive the follow-up comments" isn't an option when you first sign in. So, here I am...


Anonymous said...

hiya dear--I'm sorry to read your band broke up. Have been thinking of you--let me know if you wanna come catch some basketball this weekend--I know you've got the big teevee but with the little punk chillen it's easier often just to invite folks over--I could make some yummy food, we could drink some wine, and watch carolina kick ass!

love you, Bert

ps you coming to Swing Out?

Charlotte said...

Hey Gye,

Yes, Dolly's version of "Muleskinner Blues" is phenomenal. I have it on a mix tape. I owe you a mix tape or two, I know. You'll need to send me your address again.

I hope all is well in your parts and you're having fun with the family!

I'll post again soon, I hope.


Charlotte said...

Hey Bert!

I watched the game with some friends this weekend. There's a baby in Lakewood that I've been watching the game with. No swingout for me. But we should get together soon. Things should show down for me mid-April.


Anonymous said...

o.m.g. did I mention I'm going to DOLLYWOOD this summer!!!! I can't even believe it. You think she'll be there? Nevertheless I'll be singing and screaming on the rides! A good price to pay for going to an inlaw family reunion in Pigeon Forge. Yikes!

Charlotte said...

I would love to go to Dollywood! So jealous. Take photos and send me a link.