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Some thoughts from this week.

Job-hunting is a time and energy-consuming thing.  I’ve applied for about a dozen jobs this week and had one interview, leaving little time to record a new show.  So, once again, in lieu of an episode, I will just post some random thoughts I’ve had about music this week.

  • Sam Billen is opening for Half-Handed Cloud at Bridgeport Signs of Life at 7:30 on March 18.  What a great way to end spring break.
  • I had to defend my stance on Herbie Hancock’s Thrust this week.  I think it’s his best fusion album.
  • There’s an election in Raytown on April 5.  One candidate, in particular, seems to enjoy filling my mailbox with lots of campaign materials.  Must be nice to own a printing company.  Other candidates must pay for their promotional materials.
  • I’m still perplexed by the new Radiohead record.  I think I think it’s solid, but it’s certainly weird.  Even by Radiohead’s standards.
  • Episode 100 will be special.
  • Tag Team’s music seems best-suited for middle-school pep assemblies.
  • Marc Byrd can do no wrong.
  • The world needs more songs like R.E.M.’s “At My Most Beautiful.”
  • Word has it that Flannelgraph Records will release a 7″ of Starflyer 59 covers by Candy Claws.  See Candy Claws at Ink Magazine’s Middle of the Map Festival.  Needless to say, you must attend this show.

Well, I guess those were random thoughts mostly about music.

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Episode 51: Get a Visa Card

So I’ve realized there are many artists and songs I did not get to in my first fifty episodes. I’m perfectly okay with that, as it gives me fodder for the next 50. Enjoy.

  1. “Albatross” – The Besnard Lakes (The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night/Jagjaguwar/2010)
  2. “Goodbye to Childhood” – Herbie Hancock (Speak Like a Child/Blue Note/1968)
  3. “Criminal Art Lovers” – Northern Portrait (Criminal Art Lovers/2010
  4. “Five Man Army” – Massive Attack (Blue Lines/Virgin/1991)

Radio Free Raytown – Episode #51 (8/20/10)

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Sunday Spin Setlist (10/11/09)

katy with headphonesI am playing some records at Benetti’s Coffee Experience on Sunday, to kick off the store’s weekly Sunday Spins.  I will have a sign-up sheet for you to bring an album next week, so will hopefully I will be providing fewer records each week.

Most of the time at these events, I will play entire sides of albums.  To keep things mixed up, I have chosen only to play one side of each album.  I’ll occasionally break from this and play an entire album if warranted, like when I play A Love Supreme in a few weeks.  (I already anticipate people’s criticisms about only playing half of these albums, but trust me, you will still get plenty of deep album cuts and non-singles.)

Since album sides usually run about 20-25 minutes, you can plan on a different side about every half hour.  I’ll start at 6:00, so plan accordingly, if you want to hear a particular record.  (I’ve included links describing the albums, so do your homework.)

  1. Duke Ellington – 70th Birthday Concert (side 1)
  2. Ray Charles – Greatest Hits (side 1)
  3. Oscar Peterson – Night Train (side 2)
  4. The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go (side 1)
  5. The Kinks – Kinkdom (side 2)
  6. Buddy Miles – We Got to Live Together (side 2)
  7. Yes – Close to the Edge (side 2)
  8. Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters (side 1)
  9. Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come (side 2)
  10. Elvis Costello – This Year’s Model (side 2)
  11. XTC – Black Sea (side 2)

Oh yeah, and I’m going to post the next episode of Radio Free Raytown tomorrow morning, making your Friday even better!

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