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The Listening Tree (Music)

With Scott

Thu Oct 12th 2017 1.00pm–4.00pm

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.

Time zone: pacific


Sleater-Kinney “Entertain”
from Live In Paris (Sub Pop Records 2017) —For Gia, who'll be visiting London and Paris later this month, and who attended S-K on 31 Dec 2016 with me and Cowboy Hat.


Summer Cannibals “Say My Name”
from Full of It (Kill Rock Stars 2016) —This Portland album was the summer of 2016 for me.


The Replacements “Portland”
from Don't Tell a Soul (Expanded Edition) (Rhino/Warner Bros. 1989) —The refrain reminds me of pulling into PDX with my dad on July 4th weekend, not knowing what the future would hold.


Wild Dogs “Don't Get Mad Get Even”
from Evolution (Us Metal Records) —Not quite done with the metal today...and of course, these fellers are from Portland.


Herb Alpert “1980”
from Rise LP Album (A&M Records 1979) —Had the USA not boycotted the Moscow Summer Olympics, this is the song NBC viewers would have heard when they tuned in every night. Ultimately, NBC repurposed this track to serve as the theme for coverage of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.


Herb Alpert “Human Nature” (2016) —Herb received a Grammy nomination for this cover of my favorite Michael Jackson song. Which he did indeed play on Sunday night at SFJAZZ.


Herb Alpert & Hugh Masekela “Ring Bell”
from Herb Alpert / Hugh Masekela (A&M Records 1978) —Herb and Hugh. What a combo!


Courtney Barnett “How to Boil an Egg”
from How to Boil an Egg - Single (Marathon Artists 2017) —The new release from the witty Australian lyricist.


Tame Impala “Mind Mischief”
from Lonerism CD Album (Modular 2012) —By request from Washington, D.C. One good Aussie tune deserves another. "Top 5 Tame Impala song," says the Janitor.


Sia “The Girl You Lost to Cocaine”
from Some People Have Real Problems (Monkey Puzzle Records 2007) —My favorite early Sia song. The video is, like her, far out.


Alice Cooper “School's Out” LP Single (Warner Bros. Records 1972) —Listened to this one in my bedroom to the west of London after I had taken my last final.


Bruce Springsteen “Johnny 99”
from Nebraska LP Single (Columbia 1988) —By request from Illinois.


The Seekers “Georgy Girl”
from The Golden Jubilee Album (Remastered) (EMI Music Australia) —"Hey there, Trumpy Boy, flyin' through the sky to the Burger King..."


Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band “For You”
from Hammersmith Odeon London '75 CD (Columbia 2006) —Part of a Boss block. What else need I say?


Bruce Springsteen “One Step Up”
from Tunnel of Love (Columbia 1987) —Bruce recorded most of this album himself; hence, it lacks the "& The E Street Band" moniker.


Ani Difranco “Even More”
from Binary (Righteous Babe 2017) —The righteous one is playing Dublin on 27 June, Edinburgh on 29 June, and Portland, Eugene and San Francisco on 9, 10 and 12 November. :)


PJ Harvey & Ramy Essam “The Camp”
from The Camp - Single (Island Records 2017) —By purchasing this track online or on mobile, you are aiding a non-profit that assists with the refugee crisis in Lebanon.


Los Straitjackets “I Read a Lot”
from What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Los Straitjackets (Yep Roc Records 2017) —Doesn't looking at that album cover make you wanna be a luchador?


Willie Nelson “Little House on the Hill”
from God's Problem Child (Legacy Recordings 2017) —I can hear Bill Hicks now: "Oh, please won't somebody pass the hat? We gotta save Willie!"


Liam Gallagher “Wall of Glass”
from One Love Manchester (2017) —From the tribute concert at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Liam sandwiched one of his new solo songs in between two Oasis classics.


Julie doiron “No Era Él”
from Canta en Español Vol. II (Acuarela Discos 2017) —Title translates to "The Wrong Guy" (literally, "It Wasn't Him"). The French-Canadian singer-songwriter released an album in Spain...and it's in Spanish. How 'bout that.


Frank Black “Freedom Rock”
from Teenager Of The Year (4AD 1994) —The second solo album for Charles Thompson IV after Pixies hit the skids. In addition to seeing them twice on their reunion jaunt, I saw Frank open up for Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks at the Greek way back when.


Chuck Berry “Lady B. Goode”
from CHUCK (Decca, Dualtone 2017) —One of my favorite trivia night team names remains "Chuck Berry's Camera Crew."


The New Pornographers “High Ticket Attractions”
from Whiteout Conditions (Dine Alone Music 2017) —According to A.C. Newman, he came up with the band's name after watching the 1966 film "The Pornographers," directed by Shohei Imamura, based on the Akiyuki Nosaka novel "Erogotoshitachi." #themoreyouknow


The Magnetic Fields “'90: Dreaming in Tetris”
from 50 Song Memoir CD (Nonesuch 2017) —Saw Stephen Merritt do that alphabetical song thing at the Aladdin in Portland. He is in person as you imagine him on recording.


Juliana Hatfield “Kellyanne”
from Pussycat (American Laundromat Records 2017) —Wow, a whole Juliana Hatfield album devoted to our new administration!


Boxed In “Forget”
from Melt (Nettwerk 2016) —Boxed In is Oli Bayston, who takes his stage name from the Francis Bacon painting "Head IV."


Arcade Fire “Everything Now”
from everything now Single (Columbia 2017) —To paraphase Dr. Jean Elliott of GEO in London, when she was teaching us tykes about King Lear, "It's fair to say this is a [song] about the end of the world."


The Wedding Present “Scotland”
from The Home Internationals EP (Primavera Sound 2017) —The Scottish flag makes up one half of my graduation sash, which I will receive on Sunday; the English flag is the other half. Pictures to come.


Dren Mcdonald “You Are Gunman Taco Truck!”
from Gunman Taco Truck (Original Game Soundtrack) CD (nerdtracks recordings 2016) —Been getting a lot of run around here, this one. And well deserved.


Translator “Better Days”
from Carriage of Days CD Album (Translator Records 2017) L —From the SFCR stacks. They performed live for us here at Light Rail back in April.


Brother Ali “Ballad of a Thin Man”
from Spotify Singles (2017) —Coming up out of the Minneapolis hip-hop scene, Brother Ali says his favorite food is sweet potato pie.


Jenny Lewis “Slippery Slopes”
from The Voyager (Warner Bros. 2014) —Jenny's performing with Father John Misty at Red Rocks later this summer.


Maurizio Minardi “Penguin (feat. Shirley Smart, Jason Reeve & Nick Pini)”
from The Cook the Clown the Monk and the Accordionist (Belfagor Label) —Heard Maurizio perform this live at a church in Trafalgar Square the night after the US election.


Robyn Hitchcock “Detective Mindhorn”
from Robyn Hitchcock LP Album (Yep Roc Records 2017) —Sounding fresher than ever, I would say.


Queens of the Stone Age “The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret”
from Rated R (Deluxe Edition) (Interscope) —Remember hearing this one at Acme in Portland, an extremely popular beer garden. Inspired me to play pinball, it did.

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