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May 4 – Moody

I’ll take a quiet life…
with no alarms and no surprises,
no alarms and no surprises,
no alarms and no surprises,
Silence, silence.
–  “No Surprises” by Radiohead

Ok, if you aren’t in the business of educating the people of America, you are probably not quite as focused on these frantic weeks of May as those of us who are (in the business of educating the people of America.)  We approach commencement – or perhaps the end of fifth grade – either way, the end is nearing, and the weather being what it is, life is full of tension: study or go outside and run, read or fly a kite?  Write a paper or go dancing in the streets?  Library or a canoe on the river?  Do you yearn for escape? For surprises? For a few moments of silence?

Today, Great River Radio will reflect a variety of moods, from sadness and quiet to boisterous and lively. It’s a spring mix, like fresh new leaves in a salad.

We’ve got new music from the Hold Steady, as well as from one of our favorite 2010 releases, The National’s “High Violet”, from Sweden’s Shout Out Louds and Canada’s Caribou, from our friends Rufus Wainwright, Shelby Lynne, The New Pornographers, Regina Spektor (with her new cover of the above quoted Radiohead song) and, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of one of the greatest albums of the last…well, 35 years, a different take on “Blood on the Tracks.”

Listen: a lot of the music we are playing today is by artists who are COMING TO OUR TOWN!  This would be a great show to listen to if you are desiring to get out and hear some live music in the next few weeks.  Or if you are just in the mood for new, beautiful music to settle you down or to rev you up.  This is the place.  This is Great River Radio.

GRR is planning two more shows to wind up this, our fourth season.  Next week we’ll do another mix of fresh new music and favorites.  On May 18th, we’ll close out the year with our favorite songs from the last season.  (And then we’ll head up to the lake for the summer.)

Dan/Brian

Playlist
Red River of the North-Rogue Valley
Everybody’s Hurting-Jakob Dylan
Percussion Gun-White Rabbits
Time To Pretend-Jonsi
CEO Birthday-jj
This Is Real-Best Coast
Lights-Interpol
Afraid of Everyone-The National
Ohio-Over The Rhine
Martha-Rufus Wainwright
Stay With Me-Sarah Jaffe
Hurricane J-The Hold Steady
Laura-Mates of State
Fall Hard-Shout Out Louds
Thick As Thieves-Peter Wolf
Old Dog-Shelby Lynne
Numbers Don’t Lie-Mynabirds
Sweet Talk Sweet Talk-New Pornographers
Art House Director-Broken Social Scene
Odessa-Caribou
Nothing Will Last-Tyler James
No Surprises-Regina Spektor
Shelter From the Storm-Mary Lee’s Corvette

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April 13 – On the Edge

This is a very late reminder – I’ve just learned that Brian is going to be unable to make it to the studio today.  Since I’ve already got about an hour of music to play, I’ve decided to go into the studio at 4 and run through my playlist.

I’ve get lots of new music and some good stuff which I’d love to share with you today.  Peter Wolf, formerly of the J Geils Band, has a new record and I’ll be playing a song he does with the great Shelby Lynne, and I’ll also spin something from the new Jakob Dylan album and a really wonderful song from local band Rogue Valley.  Mix in some old Butterfield Blues Band, Louis Armstrong, The Holmes Brothers and a couple songs dedicated to GRR travels (California and France) and we’ll have a good time.

This is going to be a short but sweet show – we hope you can join us this afternoon, or listen later on the blog.

Next week (I hope) Brian and I will be back in the studio together.  Our theme will be women’s rights around the world  – for KUST’s Social Justice Awareness Week.  If that theme brings to mind any songs, please let us know, either directly via email or on our blog at https://greatriverradio.wordpress.com

Listen live at http://www.stthomas.edu/ustclubs/kust/KUSTLive.html

Listen later at https://greatriverradio.wordpress.com

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Thank you!

Dan

Playlist
Edge of the Ledge-The Holmes Brothers
I Learned the Hard Way-Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Tragedy-Peter Wolf/Shelby Lynne
Everybody’s Hurting-Jakob Dylan
Tootie Ma is a Big Fine Thing-Preservation Hall Jazz Band/Tom Waits
I Got a Mind to Give Up Living-Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Sugarfoot-Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Empire-Trampled by Turtles
California Zephyr-Jay Farrar/Ben Gibbard
La Vie En Rose-Louis Armstrong
Red River of the North-Rogue Valley
King of Spain-The Tallest Man On Earth
Fixed-Stars
This Too Shall Pass-OK Go
Kids-MGMT

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