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The lazy calm at the week's start. A few live performances included, but mainly music with an ear tilted toward string-driven things. (Visit homepage.)

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Options November 10, 2008: A whisperchill, low sun and live music with Neil Halstead and Micah Blue Smalldone.

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Artist Track Album Label Format
Robin Guthrie  Explaining the Game   Options 3:19 Bande Originale Du Film  Darla   
Arborea  Black Mountain Road   Options Arborea  Fire Museum Records   
Pepe Romero w/ The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields' Chamber Ensemble: Luigi Boccherini  Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio   Options Essential Guitar: 33 Guitar Masterpieces  Decca   
Bonnie "Prince" Billy  Song for a New Breed   Options I See A Darkness     
Bonnie "Prince" Billy  Today I Was an Evil One   Options I See A Darkness     
Fire on Fire  Liberty Unknown   Options Fire on Fire  Young God   
 
Lambchop  Sharing a Gibson with Martin Luther King Jr.   Options OH (ohio)  Merge   
Gustafer Yellowgol's Morgan Taylor & Rachel Loshak  See the Sun   Options The Music of Jason Crigler     
Dando Shaft  Sometimes   Options Anthology     
 
 


Live performance by Neal Halstead (right) with Adam Parfitt (guitar, vocals) and Ben Hall (bass).
 
Former shoegazer turned "Nylon Rocker" Neil Halstead has writing been beautiful, gently-paced songs for many years. In recent years Halstead has been an integral member of the UK band Mojave 3, occasionally stepping out for solo stints. Neil recently released an album called "Oh! Mighty Engine," and he brought his trio to WFMU for a few live tunes.
Neil Halstead  Oh! Mighty Engine   Options      
Neil Halstead  Witless or Wise   Options      
Neil Halstead  Queen Bee   Options      
Neil Halstead  Yer Feet   Options      
 
Neil Halstead  Elevenses   Options Oh! Mighty Engine    CD 
Neil Halstead  Paint a Face   Options Oh! Mighty Engine    CD 
Michael Chapman  A Stranger's Map of Texas/The Twisted Road   Options      
Mr. David Viner and Ms. Deanne Iovan  Pallet On Your Floor   Options     45 
Cheval Sombre  I Found it Not So   Options     45 
Fotheringay  Late November   Options Fotheringay 2  Fledg'ling   
 
 


Live performance & chat with Micah Blue Smaldone
 
Micah Blue Smaldone, favors songwriting that harkens back to an earlier age. This native of Kennebunkport, Maine began his musical career as a punker but found folk music with a 12-string far more satisfying. In addition to releasing several solo discs, Smaldone also performs with Fire On Fire and Death Vessel. Micah did a few tunes for Irene on a recent swing through town on the eve of his latest album release, "The Red River."
Micah Blue Smaldone  The Red River   Options The Red River    CD 
Micah Blue Smaldone  (untitled)   Options      
Micah Blue Smaldone  A Derelect   Options      
Micah Blue Smaldone  A Guest   Options The Red River    CD 
Micah Blue Smaldone  The Clearing   Options      
Micah Blue Smaldone  Row, Fisherman, Row (Song by The Congos)   Options      
 
Micah Blue Smaldone  A Pale Light   Options      
Anthony & The Johnstons  Another World   Options Another World  Secretly Canadian   
Charlie Beresford  5:45   Options Dark Transport     
Pete M. Wyer  Pray for Me   Options Stories from the City at Night  Thirsty Ear   
Larkin Grimm  Parplar   Options Parplar  Young God   
Kitchen Cynics  Feather in the Wind   Options Where are we now?     
         

Listener comments!

  Mon. 11/10/08 3:05pm Sean Daily:

First comment! Woo hoo!
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:07pm Plinky:

Second comment! WAKKA WAKAKA
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:09pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

Although this is the actual third comment I will break the chain and not mention that fact.
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:11pm lipwak:

Orange Juice! as they in Brassed Off.
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:12pm Cecile:

I can still hear you saying that you would never break the chain.

thanks for the Rodrigo, Irene!
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:14pm Doug in DC:

A chill in the air, but nice warm guitar and strings. Thanks, Irene!
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:18pm detroitdave:

Hey, this music is trippy too.............oh oh......
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:19pm stingy d:

hey trudell - this i s great!
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:33pm Richard - NZ:

Beautiful..if not a little chilly for a sunny Auckland spring morning.
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:35pm Doug from DC:

So these guys used to be Cerberus Shoal?
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:40pm C:

i saw one of the new lambchop songs in an obama ad. i think that's what caused the landslide
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:42pm Parq:

That "Liberty Unknown" is really haunting!
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:46pm Plinky:

woah another listener from NZ
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:46pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

kindly ask Mr Halstead if he would come to Cleveland to perform. We'd certainly welcome him!
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:47pm Turtle:

Turtle?
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:48pm rick:

Morgan Taylor's vocals bear an uncanny resemblance to Joe Pernice. Maybe he is Joe Pernice under another name??
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:51pm Plinky:

Dando Shaft is dope. Better than Evan Dando and Shaft combined.
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:54pm Richard - NZ:

woah another listener from NZ?! That only leaves five others...
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:55pm Richard:

who said "turtle"?
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:56pm dc pat:

Turtle
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:58pm Plinky:

Gorgeous stuff Neil
  Mon. 11/10/08 3:59pm Parq:

I am trying to get my mind around the idea of Evan Dando and Shaft combined. Um, who's the black private dick that's constantly mumbling on stage?
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:05pm Cecile:

evan dando and shaft is like making sauerkraut and marshmallows into a salad.
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:10pm Plinky:

btw I was thinking Shaft the band not Richard Roundtree - no one is better than THAT Shaft
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:12pm Cecile:

Oh, there's a Shaft band?
You are right, that original Shaft is a bad mother--
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:13pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

...shut your mouf!
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:15pm Plinky:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaft_(New_Zealand_band)

I think Neil should just do a cover of the Shaft theme right now
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:19pm Plinky:

anyone know what rachel goswell is doing these days..

neils prolly sick of hearing it but the goswell/halstead harmony combo is missed
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:22pm dc pat:

what's Moe Howard's favorite food?
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:22pm dc pat:

bologna and whipped cream.
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:23pm Cecile:

but I'm talking about Shaft!
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:26pm Plinky:

Don't let your mouth get your ass in trouble.
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:26pm Richard:

oh THAT Shaft band
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:31pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

Neil has the best voice ever. Period.
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:33pm north guinea hills:

i agree w/ you Plinky, on all counts.....
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:45pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

what the hell was that!
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:46pm SJ:

did anyone else hear that?
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:46pm Todd 76%:

Actually, Sandy Denny has the best voice ever. Period.
Thanks, Irene!
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:47pm Doug in DC:

Did anyone else see Little Pink at Velvet Lounge in DC this weekend? The vocals kinda reminded me of the sound of Sandy Denny or Linda Thompson.
  Mon. 11/10/08 4:48pm bzul:

That was current admin. starting to decommission/unplug all surveillance/monitoring.
  Mon. 11/10/08 5:31pm north guinea hills:

holy smith, a congo's cover!
  Mon. 11/10/08 5:33pm north guinea hills:

this is totally awesome, micah!
  Mon. 11/10/08 5:35pm Cecile:

I must concur
  Mon. 11/10/08 5:37pm Plinky:

concurrence all around
  Mon. 11/10/08 5:46pm HotRod:

This Antony song is perfect right now. 48 degree weather here in JC. A calm and quiet night. I was taking pictures of beautiful trees and their dying leaves. Change is coming. I can feel it in the air.
  Mon. 11/10/08 5:51pm cosmic:

poor love's been ambushed
  Mon. 11/10/08 5:56pm <o><o>:

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