4/6: Lazy Day Update

It’s been a little while since I’ve updated the site, mainly because I’m lazy, but also because I’ve been reading textbooks enough to make me hate words.

But here we are with an update: this is the show from two weeks ago, which features a couple of cuts from the new Bonnie Billy/Cairo Gang LP, The Wonder Show of the World, plus lots of music from bands I’ve featured on the show before. There isn’t a ton of new music impressing the hell out of me right now, and all my energy has been going into listening to music from the past 30 or so years, so there just isn’t a whole lot of new music I care to give airtime.

That said, the new Will Oldham record is really good. It’s much better than his last two albums and more in line with the collaboration he made with Matt Sweeney (Superwolf). Lots of great, quiet songs that build up in intensity, plus the typically great and perverse lyrics that Oldham seems to churn out at will. I swear, I love this guy as much as I do Jason Molina or Neil Young. Just look at this verse from “That’s What Our Love Is:”

No. Stay and play with me. We’ll lock it down and sleep outside, our heads on shoulders. Okay? That’s how it be; that’s what our love is, and will hold us til we’re older. I believe these are end times. Wouldn’t it be best to be together then? The smell of your box on my moustache or a crossword on our mind.

Nobody but Will could make that sound as romantic as it does.

Anyways, show is uploaded below for your listening enjoyment. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll have more updates in the coming weeks, when I can spend more time on the site.

LISTEN: HOUR 1

LISTEN: HOUR 2

01. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and The Cairo Gang “Troublesome Houses” from The Wonder Show of the World (2010) on Drag City

02. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds “Up Jumped the Devil” from Tender Prey (1988) on Mute Records — reissue by Mute 2010

03. Tom Waits “Ice Cream Man” from The Early Years Vol. 1 (1991) on Manifesto Records

04. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band “Zig Zag Wanderer” from Safe as Milk (1968) on Buddha

05. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings “Natural Born Lover” from Naturally (2005) on Daptone

06. Carl Sherlock Holmes “Investigation” from Investigation #1 (1974) on CRS Records

07. Low “Long, Long, Long” from A Lifetime of Temporary Relief (2004) on Chairkickers

08. Susanna & the Magical Orchestra “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” from Melody Mountain (2006) on Rune Grammofon

09. Bob Dylan “Blind Willie McTell” from The Bootleg Series: Volumes 1-3 (Rare and Unreleased, 1961-1991) (1991) on Columbia

10. Blind Willie McTell “Lord Have Mercy If You Please” from The Definitive Blind Willie McTell (1994) on Legacy/Columbia

11. Songs: Ohia “Not Just a Ghost’s Heart” from Ghost Tropic (2000) on Secretly Canadian

12. Mojave 3 “Bluebird Of Happiness” from Spoon and Rafter (1996) on 4AD

13. The Shins “Gone for Good” from Chutes Too Narrow (2003) on Sub Pop

14. Papa M “Pink Holler” from Live from A Shark Cage (1999) on Drag City

15. Nina Nastasia “On Teasing” from Run to Ruin (2003) on Touch & Go

16. Red House Painters “Between Days” from Old Ramon (2001) on Sub Pop

17. The The “This Is The Day” from Soul Mining (1984) on Epic

18. Corb Lund “Ciesla’s Revenge (Intro) / My Saddle Horse Has Died” from Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier! (2007) on Stony Plain

19. Neko Case “Things That Scare Me” from Blacklisted (2002) on Bloodshot

20. Scout Niblett “Comfort You” from This Fool Can Die Now (2007) on Too Pure

21. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & The Cairo Gang “Merciless and Great” from The Wonder Show of the World (2010) on Drag City

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