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April 30 (810) – Sun Has Gone

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I’m only halfway home, I’ve gotta journey on
To where I’ll find, find the things I have lost
I’ve come a long long road but still I’ve got some miles to go
I’ve got a wide, a wide river to cross
(Levon Helm)

I’ll be heading back into the KUST studio again this afternoon for another episode (chapter?  edition?) of Great River Radio.  After starting the show with Diana Krall’s great version of Levon’s song, which is iconic at GRR, we’ll get to new music from Ingrid Michaelson (I’ve really been digging her new album Lights Out), and Danish singer/songwriter Majke Voss Romme (who performs as Broken Twin) with her romantic and melancholy “Sun Has Gone.” We’ll also have something from Carlene Carter’s tribute to her family “Carter Girl” on which she covers her favorite Carter family songs, and a few other tributes, as a matter of fact.   If you love Jackson Browne’s songs, you’ll want to hear Jimmy LaFave cover “For Everyman” from the new tribute album to JB.  And finally, we have another track from the tribute to the Dylan of the 80’s by Chastity Brown, doing a soulful gospelly take on “Saving Grace.” That and new songs from Joan Osborne, Bon Iver bandmate S. Carey, Ray Bonneville and The Hold Steady. Just a reminder, GRR  is winding down.  I’m giving a lot of thought to a final show in the coming weeks, and will try to make it very special.  If there is anything you’d like to hear, or share with me from your memories of listening to this show, I welcome your comments. For now, I hope you can listen this afternoon as you take care of business, or check it out later on the blog.
Details: Great River Radio –  some Wednesdays 4:15-5:45 p.m.
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Playlist
Wide River to Cross-Diana Krall
Home-Ingrid Michaelson
Heart & Bones-The Pines
Sun Has Gone-Broken Twin
Little Black Train-Carlene Carter
For Everyman-Jimmy LaFave
Who Do Call the Shots-Ray Bonneville
Steel Guitar-Danny O’Keefe
Saving Grace-Chastity Brown
Alpenglow-S. Carey
Few Feet Away-Otis Taylor
Hand It Over-Keb’ Mo’
Farther Along-Mississippi John Hurt
Sleepy Sea of Indigo and Blue-Antje Duvekot
Work on Me-Joan Osborne
Weary Eyes-Augustines
Spinners-The Hold Steady

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Dec. 1 – Favorite Albums of 2010

A quick Google search with the words “Best of 2010” returns a mere 2,720,000,000 results.

In a world where the once-rare “overshare” of personal experiences, opinions and preferences has become the norm (think Brittney, Wikileaks, Facebook and TMZ), we are now saturated with minutiae. Do you really care about your coworker’s “Top 10 Green Teas for Autumn” list? Or your cousin’s ongoing quest to order and eat every Applebee’s entrée in a calendar year?

For those who willingly contribute such intimate details to the collective conscious of public discourse through blogs, Twitter, Facebook and online forums, the motivation is simple. Documenting these once private details helps us to both define who we think we are, and how we would like others to see us. But what about those of us who readily consume this information? Why do we care about another “Year’s Best” list? And perhaps more perplexing, why can’t we stop ourselves from reading these lists?

Part of the allure is the ease in which we can take in the information. Our motivation as a consumer/audience is likely similar to the contributor’s intent – to help define our tastes, to compare desires and interests with our peers, and perhaps find a new source of material for our own lists and “must have” suggestions.

Where does that leave us today? For each of the last five years, the Great River Radio staff has welcomed the chill of December in Minnesota with great anticipation. Of course, we look forward to spending time with family and loved ones, celebrating religious rites and traditions, and even seeking solitude in these busy times. But the turn toward winter also brings two of our favorite annual radio shows of the year – the holiday music show and the “Best of” show. Today on Great River Radio we will offer our contribution to the year-end list … with a twist. Instead of adding to the meaningless cesspool of “Best Of” entries,  we will offer something far more subjective – our “Favorite Albums of 2010.” Feel free to take in the music as just another year-end list or send us your suggestion for favorite albums we may have missed (or purposely omitted). That way we can skip the music monologue and start a dialogue.

Tune in from 4:15-5:45 p.m. today and you’ll hear one of Great River Radio’s most anticipated shows as we play selected tracks & MP3s from our ”Favorite Albums of 2010” list:

Playlist
Wide River to Cross-Carrie Rodriguez  Love and Circumstance
National Ransom-Elvis Costello  National Ransom
Angela Surf City-The Walkmen  Lisbon
And Now-JJ  N° 3
The High Road-Broken Bells  Broken Bells
Rhinestone Eyes-Gorillaz  Plastic Beach
The Dreamer-The Tallest Man On Earth  Sometimes The Blues Are Just A Passing Bird
Runaway-The National  High Violet
From Above-Nick Hornby/BenFolds  Lonely Avenue
City of Night-Bruce Springsteen  The Promise
Dillinger Eyes-Jeremy Messersmith  The Reluctant Graveyard
You’ll Be Bright-Cloud Cult  Light Chasers
The Sweet Part of the City-The Hold Steady  Heaven Is Whenever
We Used to Ride-Arcade Fire  The Suburbs
Futile Devices-Sufjan Stevens  The Age of Adz
He Would Have Laughed-Deerhunter  Halcyon Digest
Someone’s Gonna Rescue You-Neil Young  LeNoise
Surely-Black Dub  Black Dub
Airplanes-Local Natives  Gorilla Manor
Sweet Talk Sweet Talk-The New Pornographers  Together

What did we miss? Send us a note and let us know!

Tune in today – to listen for pleasure or to compare.

Details:
Great River Radio – Wednesdays 4:15-5:45 p.m.
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Peace,

Brian & Dan

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