Esp. about WORLD CAFE. Today's show - a repeat from Monday Nov. 15 - should be listened to in its entirety. It blends music I like oh so subtly, its possible they don't even know what they're doing. (Yo, now Kesha is performing!) But, they have a really nice set from RA RA RIOT which you can listen to, or download podcast: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97744615 . Do it. Very conversational, related to Death Cab. I think they also reminded me of Ben Folds - or else these did: Featured artist BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH - which is like the Clash, etc., w/o the weird voice.
By chance, they included Calexico and some Mexicale sound, plus some slight ska-ness, Kinks, Clash, Suburbs, Vampire Weekend, Fanfario, even a single from a Hindu group including my dead husband, George Harrison. https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/George_Harrison . Then they played one of Harrison's most amazing sounding songs, from ALL THINGS MUST PASS, "Awaiting On You All"...
You don't need no church house
And you don't need no Temple
You don't need no rosary beads or them books to read
To see that you have fallen
If you open up your heart
You will know what I mean
We've been kept down so long
Someone's thinking that we're all green
And while the Pope owns 51% of General Motors
And the stock exchange is the only thing he's qualified to quote us
The lord is awaiting on you all to awaken and see
By chanting the names of the lord and you'll be free
Why? As a transition to playing songs from the new APPLE ANTHOLOGY - which I want. Apple was an amazing thing. I've always thought there was a need for an anthology of Beatles spin-offs, and this anthology is kind-of it.
Speaking of anthologies - cuz it's xmas time - Springsteen's THE PROMISE also sounds interesting, although one of the songs I heard was AWFUL. Anyway, it includes songs that never went onto the DARKNESS ON THE EDGE album, including songs that were given over to other Asbury Park musicians. (Songs which sounded more like BORN TO RUN). That's what interests me. Now, I've always wondered why THAT sound - Asbury Park, and "Greetings From...", sound so similar to early Elvis Costello - across the Pond. I STILL don't have an answer for this!
OK - that's about all the music for now. Here's the WORLD CAFE link: http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=39&prgDate=11-15-2010 . There was another Indie group, GIRLS, in there that was really good, btw... Oh, despite his royal crapness, Kanye West's latest CD is apparently very good. Damn it. And warn't that cute how Bush's just-add-water "book" chimed in to cash in on the whole anti-Kanye thang?
Now - many of you want to know what snacks I feed my dog, since you all wish to imitate my illustrious glory and almighty magnanitude. First of all, boil eggs. Let them cool. Then freeze them. Great snacks. Also, go buy "Bacon-et" pork skins, by Frito-lay. They make very good appetizers. Finally, insert one of those little rawhide sticks into a hotdog. Wrap hotdog in melted cheese. Positively gourmet. Also, when dog gets tired of bones or rawhides, collect them and boil them with chicken/pork/fat - flavour with salt/etc. - freeze. Tasty recycled treats for you meat-easting beast!
And the award goes to I'M JUST A BEAVER!!!