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January 21, 2014 Options
Guitar and voice, but mostly guitar
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
James Brown 
Cold Sweat (pt. 1)   Options b/w Cold Sweat (pt. 2)
(King 1967)

Suni McGrath  Parting Dance   Options Cornflower Suite
(Adelphia 1969)
Robbie Basho  Dravidian Sunday   Options The Seal of the Blue Lotus
(Takoma 1965)
Lena Hughes  Pearly Dew   Options Rural Parlor Guitar
(County )
George Cromarty  Langostino   Options Grassroots Guitar
(Thistle 1973)
Leo Kottke  Vaseline Machine Gun   Options 6 and 12 String Guitar
(Takoma 1969)

Talkover Music:
Campbell Brothers 
End of My Journey   Options Sacred Steel Instrumentals
(Arhoolie )

Alasdair Roberts & Robin Robertson  The Well of Youth   Options Hirta Songs
(Stone Tape 2013)
Peter Walker  Early in the Morning   Options Has Anybody Seen Our Freedoms?
(Delmore 1970)
Charlie Parr  Dead Cat on the Line   Options Rooster
(Chaperone 2005)
Tom House  Something in Her Eyes   Options Long Time Home From Here
(Catamount 2003)
Jackson C. Frank  Yellow Walls   Options Blues Run the Game
(Santcuary 1965)

Talkover Music:
Glenn Lee 
Joyful Sounds   Options Sacred Steel Instrumentals
(Arhoolie )

Marisa Anderson  Old Names   Options Mercury
(Mississippi 2013)
Mike Cooper  Day Out of Days   Options Distant Songs of Madmen
(Room 40 2011)
James Blackshaw  O True Believers   Options O True Believers
(Important 2005)
Daniel Bachman  Long Nights I   Options Seven Pines
(Tompkins Square 2012)

Closing Theme:
Specks Williams 
We Gave the Drummer Some   Options b/w Specks' Blues
(Jax 196?)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 5:32pm Artie:

All keyed up for this one...
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:33pm hyde:

don't fret
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:34pm Doug Schulkind:

What sound do you hear when you drop a piano down a shaft? A-flat minor!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 5:35pm Artie:

Never pegged you for a string man, Doug. Those guys are always wound a little tight.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:39pm Doug Schulkind:

Ladies and gentlemans, we will be this evening's performance with a rendition of the ancient and hallowed Asian folksong: Tu Ning
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:42pm Aurélie E:

ok let's do this
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:43pm Doug Schulkind:

Aurélie E is here! Aurélie E is here!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:44pm Doug Schulkind:

It's 9:45am where you are, eh Aurélie?
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:44pm glenn:

another strummer some show? will my favourite axeman be featured?
  Tue. 1/21/14 5:44pm marcury:

Looking forward to being strung along!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:45pm Doug Schulkind:

No quite in that direction, glenn. More along the John Fahey strains of humanity.

How-D, marcury!!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:45pm Gary:

Great, all of the good jokes are taken
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:47pm glenn:

oh, the huge manatee.
  Tue. 1/21/14 5:47pm marcury:

I don't know that tuning
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:48pm Doug Schulkind:

Hey Gary, the one about the "hollow body" is all yours!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:49pm Aurélie E:

yeah Doug, it's my day off, almost 10am, cant wait for ur show!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 5:49pm Matt from Springfield:

Jimi provided great guitar and voice. But, mostly guitar.

Hey Doug and early Drummers!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:50pm Doug Schulkind:

Haha Aurélie! For a moment there I thought you said, "I can't wait for snow!!!!!" Now THAT would be a neat trick.

Welcome Matt! (I know, I use that joke every time.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 5:50pm Artie:

Catgut your tongue?
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:51pm Doug Schulkind:

Hey, any quick requests to play on the stream before the show starts??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 5:51pm Matt from Springfield:

Kudos glenn, Give the Strummer Some!
(A Clash tribute episode...)

Speaking of which, very exquisite and thorough tribute series to Bro. Yusef Lateef. Great job, Bro. Doug!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:52pm hyde:

thanh thuy!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:53pm Doug Schulkind:

Thanks Matt. I've got more Yusef coming the next two Fridays! Only six hours to go.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:53pm Doug Schulkind:

You're wish is my demand, hyde!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:54pm glenn:

i cannot take credit. somebody used that last year.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:55pm hyde:

@Doug thanks! heavy effects on the vocals on this one...
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Either that or just some lovely hashish brownies.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:59pm hyde:

you say tomato, i say tomahto
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 5:59pm Doug Schulkind:

I say threemato.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:00pm ndbob:

evening Doug and everyone!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:02pm Aurélie E:

@Doug: I wish I could expect snow here in Nouméa
@Matt: u're everywhere!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:03pm Matt from Springfield:

@Aurélie: Here and there as well! ;)
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:03pm Doug Schulkind:

Sir ndbob, I bow low to you!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:05pm Doug Schulkind:

Searching Google Images for Nouméa, here is the first photo that popped up:
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:05pm Doug Schulkind:

Probably a cliché, Aurélie, but still. Nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:08pm Matt from Springfield:

Groovy geetarin' - kind of a Shrunken Planet vibe...
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:08pm ndbob:

@Aurelie - looking at lotsof images of Noumea now - looks lovely:)
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:09pm hyde:

I feel like we might get some Don Bikoff today...(I hope!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:10pm northguineahills:

This will be fun!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:11pm Gary:

Lovely Lena Hughes
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:11pm Doug Schulkind:

Oooh, Bikoff would be perfect. Will squeeze him in if I can.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:12pm Doug Schulkind:

Nope, Gary. I just hit "enter" too soon. Here is Lena...
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:12pm Aurélie E:

@Doug: I was actually there last week, so it's not a cliché!
@ndbob: yeah :)
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:14pm Doug Schulkind:

Let me put on a long track and then head over to your place.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:14pm Doug Schulkind:

Good evening northguineahills!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:14pm Gary:

Well, this is lovely, too. Just sat down with a quesadilla
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:15pm hyde:

if Don Bikoff doesn't make it, people should just go watch this after signoff (Don Bikoff on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:16pm Matt from Springfield:

This is a LOVELY soundtrack to watching snow still falling!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:18pm Doug Schulkind:

@Matt from Springfield
Your comment makes me think of the amazing "death in the snowfall" scene at the end of Altman's "McCabe and Mrs. Miller." One of the greatest scenes in cinema history.
  Tue. 1/21/14 6:19pm Dean:

Trying to remember the name of the picker who played Covina's Fret House in the (guessing: early) '90s following an appearance on KPFK's Folk Scene. He was a Kottke acolyte of sorts. Male, white, youthful at the time. Help?
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:20pm Aurélie E:

@Doug I love Robert Altman, The Criterion Collection just released a new edition of Nashville x
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:20pm listener james from westwood:

been digging the strumming since the 6 o'clock hour, but just got free to comment now. 'lo, all! hope those coping with snow are home safe or able to use mass transit!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:21pm Doug Schulkind:

Heya Dean and LJFW!
  Tue. 1/21/14 6:21pm Dean:

@Aurélie E: Your comment reminds me of *another* show, this one at Al's Bar, the downtown LA punk haven. The performer was Ronee Blakeley.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:24pm ndbob:

Actually (relatively) nicer here then in the mid-Atlantic today - less then an inch of snow - just cold - temps in the mid-teens wind chill around zero
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:25pm Matt from Springfield:

@Doug: "McCabe and Mrs. Miller"--heard of that, but haven't seen! Oughta see that.

So many references of Jack London's "To Build A Fire" lately, what with the Vortex and all.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:26pm ndbob:

@Matt - it's great
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:27pm Doug Schulkind:

Here's a piece about soundtrack music, with special mention of McCabe & Mrs. Miller, I wrote ages ago:
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:29pm Aurélie E:

@Dean I just found out that al's bar turned into a yoga studio, geez new age bullshit x
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:30pm glenn:

here's a GREAT guitarist who's a big fan of kottke's .
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:31pm Jeff Golick:

Guess I'll just slide right in here for a pick-me-up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:31pm Matt from Springfield:

Nice blog post--thanks Doug and NDBob!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:32pm ndbob:

ah a "dead cat on the line" song I don't know
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:32pm Doug Schulkind:

@Jeff Golick
Grab a pick and start jamming.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:33pm Doug Schulkind:

Tampa Red does a nice rendition, ndbob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:33pm Jeff Golick:

Ice pick, AMIRITE?
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:34pm ndbob:

@Doug will check it out
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:34pm Matt from Springfield:

@Jeff G: The IRA's favorite way to "jam"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:35pm Konin:

Far east, far west, far out.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:36pm Gary:

I'm embarrassed to admit I've never seen McCabe & Mrs. Miller. I definitely didn't know Leonard Cohen supplied some of the soundtrack. I think I had a similar association as you, Doug, to Ghost & Mrs. Muir or something. If it's Criterion I can watch it on Hulu, maybe, yes?
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:37pm Doug Schulkind:

I believe ALL of the music for M&MM is Leonard Cohen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:37pm Jeff Golick:

(Hi, Gary.)
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:37pm Doug Schulkind:

Welcome aboard!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:38pm Gary:

Howdy, Jeff!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:38pm Aurélie E:

@doug: got to go!! thanks!!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:38pm Doug Schulkind:

Next up, the man who makes me weep...
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:38pm hyde:

you people who haven't watched MCCABE AND MRS MILLER need to rectify this oversight, asap!
  Tue. 1/21/14 6:38pm Dean:

@Aurélie E: I moved out of LA on August 15, 2001. Al's closed one day later on August 16. The scars are permanent, I'm afraid. I loved that place. Used to do homework there during grad school. One year prior to our departure, on August 15, 2000, my wife and I were married. We went to Al's that night, go figure. Drunk Horse played. But the Curbed piece cites bands that came late to the scene, by my lights. In addition to Ronee Blakely, I heard a ton of first wave LA punk at Al's, not to mention SPK, the bizarre rockabilly of Keith Joe Dick, the Mentors with Fear's Lee Ving joining in...

@glenn: She's terrific, and the guitar is beautiful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:39pm Konin:

Glad to be so, Doug, always enjoy your show. Especially after having enjoyed some of the native beers.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:39pm Doug Schulkind:

Bye Aurélie! Great you could drop by.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:39pm ndbob:

Heya Gary!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:40pm Doug Schulkind:

The second guitar here with JCF is played by Al Stewart.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:41pm Aurélie E:

@Dean: amazing x
@Doug: gonna be there 4 ur next show!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:41pm Doug Schulkind:

Be careful, the natives might want their beers back. (OK, that was awful and vaguely racist.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:41pm Matt from Springfield:

Al, always a great classical guitarist.

Take care, Aurélie!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:42pm Gary:

Hi ndbob! And, hyde, I'm gonna check on Hulu this weekend ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:42pm Konin:

Oh, I was referring to MY native beers, Doug, which makes your remark totally OK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:43pm northguineahills:

I love snowy days :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:43pm Konin:

I always want those beers back. I'm a native too!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:46pm hyde:

@Gary it really is great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:47pm Jeff Golick:

I too am looking forward. (Believe it or not, am a big Altman fan.)
  Tue. 1/21/14 6:47pm earrie:

Gorgeous listening. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:47pm Jeff Golick:

(Belated "heh" to Matt from Springfield.)
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:48pm Doug Schulkind:

That's a relief, Konin! Just as long as you aren't Konin the Barbarian. (Shit, now I feel bad again.)

  Tue. 1/21/14 6:48pm earrie:

(Dinner dîner.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:49pm Konin:

totally fine, I get the confusion,D. I'm actually Konin the Barber. But don't take me serious on that.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:50pm Gary:

This is pretty awesome
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:50pm Konin:

It's a world of reference these days
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:52pm Matt from Springfield:

Speaking of instrumental guitaring, I was pleased that a recent commercial featured the tune of Fleetwood Mac/Lindsey Buckingham's "Never Going Back Again". Also because (Gratuitous Knowledge Memo: ) that song started out as an instro acoustic demo titled "Brushes".
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:52pm Doug Schulkind:

I just learned, via Facebook, that there is something called the New York Guitar Festival taking place. Right now.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:53pm Doug Schulkind:

Jesse Kaminsky and Kaminsky Kamoutsky is up next, here on the stream. Jesse's playlist page is here:
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:53pm hyde:

PSA: a still live link for George Cromarty's Grassroots Guitar LP (which I guess costs a mint in the original vinyl, or so my googlin' tells me):
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:54pm ndbob:

excellent show Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:54pm Matt from Springfield:

@Doug: BUT, can we listen to it worldwide, right now, like the Pittsburgh Guitar Festival? Don't even have to put up for hotel rooms for *these* musicians!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:54pm northguineahills:

T'was grand, Doug! Thanks!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:55pm Doug Schulkind:

My cat, Minerva, has been warming herself behind my computer throughout the show. She keeps getting up as if to hop down, causing me to lunge in case she steps on a button that knocks me off the air. So far, so good. She's just washing now. Should be OK for the next 6 minutes.

THANKS ndbob & NGH and Matt and everysingleperson!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:55pm Jeff Golick:

A beauty, Doug. Tugging at the heart- and other-strings.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:55pm hyde:

@Doug there's also a cool looking early american guitars show (the instruments of C.F. Martin) up at the Met:
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:57pm glenn:

Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:57pm Gary:

Really beautiful show tonight, thank you, Doug
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:57pm Konin:

Woof Miauw!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:57pm Matt from Springfield:

Keeps my heartstrings in tune, it does!

Thanks Doug, lovely listening to go with my outdoor visuals from here, perfect!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:58pm Minerva:

The pleasure's mine, Gary!
  Tue. 1/21/14 6:58pm marcury:

Sweet, Sweet Show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 6:59pm listener james from westwood:

this show was superb. thanks, doug!!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:59pm Doug Schulkind:

So glad you heard this one, marcury!

Thanks Listener James. Eternally.
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 6:59pm hyde:

spectacular show this week. thnx.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/21/14 7:00pm Matt from Springfield:

Take care, everysingleperson!
Avatar Tue. 1/21/14 7:01pm Doug Schulkind:

File this one under "Best, you guys are the..."
  Fri. 1/24/14 5:08pm Listener Gregory:

Doug, you seem to say that Jackson C. Frank's album "Blues Run the Game" was the only one released in his lifetime. But my vast experience (i.e., tells me that his only album was self-titled ("Jackson C. Frank"), and that BRtG was the name of the much later reissue. No?
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 5:15pm Doug Schulkind:

@Listener Gregory
Yah, I misspoke! Thanks for catching that. (I will now double your pay.)
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