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October 6 – Of Crows and Baseball

I see great things in baseball. It will take our people out-of-doors,
fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism,
tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set,
repair those losses and be a blessing to us. ~ Walt Whitman

Well, Uncle Walt is half right – outdoor baseball won’t arrive in Minnesota until next spring. Meanwhile, there is precious little time to clean up the discarded pizza boxes and collect the empties for recycling after last night’s Border Battle in the Dome. Our beloved Twins have defied the odds and hustled themselves into a pennant race. They will play game #163 this afternoon against the Detroit Tigers. First pitch by Scott Baker is scheduled to cross the plate at 4:07 CST … which just happens to coincide with the weekly broadcast of Great River Radio.

So, we’ll kick things off with a raucous rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by Craig Finn and The Hold Steady. Trust us, there are no bigger Twins fans in the music world. We also new music from artists who may (or may not) be Twins fans – Why?, Girls, Land of Talk, The Ettes, Shannon Stephens and the “Twitterfic” Imogen Heap. And we’ll take a look back at one of the busiest two week stretches of live music in recent memory – Sufjan Stevens, Wilco, Rural Alberta Advantage, Phoenix, Arctic Monkeys, Son Volt and many more.

Don’t forget our ever-popular new theme segment – “Confluence.” This week’s theme is “Crows.” We aren’t picking the low-hanging fruit here by simple playing music by artists or groups with “Crow” in the name (Black Crowes, Counting Crows, Sheryl Crow, etc.). Great River Radio musicheads are more astute than that. We’ve got your requests for some Let’s Active, Michael Hurley and Leo Kottke, as well as a few of our own crow-inspired songs.

You know where to find us this afternoon – live from 4-6 p.m. CST. And we know you find the endless clichés of sports announcers extremely annoying. So, turn on the set, turn down the sound and fire-up the PC for a little Great River Radio background music. You won’t be disappointed.

If you can’t multitask, be sure to listen to the recorded show in its entirety by clicking “Play” above.

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Next week’s “Confluence” segment is “BeatlesObscure.” We’ve been saturated with Beatle Mania all over again with the release of remastered CDs, Beatle’s Rock Band, official shaving cream, etc. And all the same, tired, worn-out pop gems are reaching the saturation point. So we want to know – What is your favorite lesser-known Beatle’s song … and why? Post your request below and we’ll work it into next week’s show. (Note: We’ll leave the Beatles v. Stones debate for another show.)

Go Twins!


Take Me Out to the Ballgame-Hold Steady
By This River-Brian Eno
This Blackest Purse-Why?
Lust For Life-Girls
May You Never-Land of Talk
Sick Muse-Metric
Sick of Myself-Matthew Sweet
He Woke Me Up Again-Sufjan Stevens
Casimir Pulaski Day-Sufjan Stevens
Crows On A Phone Line-Let’s Active
Step Across the Mountain-Joe Henry
Old Black Crow-Michael Hurley
Crow Dance-Zora Neale Hurston
Crow River Waltz-Leo Kottke
Blue-Lucinda Williams
Baseball Boogie-Mabel Scott
Crown of Age-The Ettes
Number With No Name-Ben Harper and Relentless7
In the Summer in the Heat-Shannon Stephens
Nobody Knows My Name-Rickie Lee Jones
Lovely Day-Donavon Frankenreiter
Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise-The Avett Brothers
The Runaway (Live)-The National
Dominoes-The Big Pink
Watchman What is Left of the Night?-Greycoats
Home-Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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September 29 – Coffee

[Note: due to a technical glitch,this show did not get recorded.  It is lost to the ether.  Pity.]

The summer months left me alone
But the fall rolled in on the back of a storm

Kathleen Edwards – Buffalo

This is going to be a short reminder coming to you from a busy person simply letting you know that Great River Radio will be coming to you again this afternoon with music from lots of people, both new and familiar. We’ll hear from Dan Wilson’s new two disc live cd, and we’ll hear new and unreleased songs from The National and Sufjan Stevens (you’ve got to hear this.) Also on the playlist, Seattle mother and songwriter Shannon Stephens with her beautiful music about daily life. We’re excited about a couple bands that are kind of growing on us – The Deep Vibration and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zone. Plus some older things that sound good today, like that great Kathleen Edwards song we quoted from above.

Our Confluence theme today is Coffee –and we’ve got your requests and our ideas, mingling together like cream and coffee. This set will include music from Paris to Minneapolis.

Next week’s Confluence theme: Crows! (They are everywhere, they are loud and they are smart. And they’ve been in lots of music – let us know of your favorite crow songs.)

(Brian can’t be in the studio today, and I’ll miss him but I think you’ll like the playlist, so please join me and keep me company.)

Catch the stream live today from 4-6 p.m. CST at www.kustradio.com

Take Me to the River – Al Green
Thanks to You – The Deep Vibration
Lakeside – BLK JKS
California – Dan Wilson
Free Life – Dan Wilson
Come Saturday – The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
Couleur Cafe – Serge Gainsbourg
Five Cups of Coffee – The Jayhawks
Black Coffee in Bed – Squeeze
Black Coffee – Sarah Vaughn
Buffalo – Kathleen Edwards
In Summer in the Heat – Shannon Stephens
Nobody Knows My Name – Rickie Lee Jones
Lovely Day – Donavon Frankenreiter
Wicked Blood – Sea Wolf
The Field – Mason Jennings
Ten Women – Conor Oberst
The Runaway (Live in Boston) – The National
There’s Too Much Love (Live in Ithaca, NY) – Sufjan Stevens
Miles Davis and the Cool – The Gaslight Anthem
Number With No Name – Ben Harper and Relentless7
Roll On – Son Volt
Dominos – The Big Pink
Watchman, What is Left of the Night? – Greycoats
Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros


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