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Options April 21, 2010: Halley's Comet: Around the Piano with Mark Twain and John Davis

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 ()
Robert Wyatt  To Caravan and Brother Jim   Options The End of an Ear  0:03:52 ()
Colin McPhee & Benjamin Britten  Pemungkah / Rébong / Gambangan   Options The Roots of Gamelan: The First Recordings  0:08:37 ()
 
John Davis  Mark Twain Mazurka   Options Halley's Comet: Around the Piano with Mark Twain and John Davis  0:17:34 ()
 
John Davis  interview - part 1   Options live in the studio  0:20:14 ()
John Davis (quoting Mark Twain)  About Louis Moreau Gottschalk   Options Halley's Comet: Around the Piano with Mark Twain and John Davis  0:30:10 ()
John Davis  The Banjo (comp. Louis Moreau Gottschalk)   Options Halley's Comet: Around the Piano with Mark Twain and John Davis  0:31:33 ()
John Davis (quoting Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch)  My Father, Mark Twain   Options Halley's Comet: Around the Piano with Mark Twain and John Davis  0:36:51 ()
John Davis  Petite Sérénade Op. 1, No. 1 (comp. Ossip Gabrilowitsch)   Options Halley's Comet: Around the Piano with Mark Twain and John Davis  0:37:13 ()
 
John Davis  interview - part 2   Options live in the studio  0:39:47 ()
John Davis  Nearer My God to Thee (arr. Blind Boone)   Options Halley's Comet: Around the Piano with Mark Twain and John Davis  0:51:24 ()
John Davis (quoting Henry Holt)  Garrulities of an Octogenarian Editor   Options Halley's Comet: Around the Piano with Mark Twain and John Davis  0:55:17 ()
John Davis  The Rain Storm (comp. Blind Tom)   Options Halley's Comet: Around the Piano with Mark Twain and John Davis  0:55:40 ()
 
John Davis  interview - part 3   Options live in the studio  0:59:53 ()
John Davis (quoting Mark Twain)  from Alta California   Options Halley's Comet: Around the Piano with Mark Twain and John Davis  1:05:09 ()
John Davis  Battle of Manassas   Options Halley's Comet: Around the Piano with Mark Twain and John Davis  1:08:53 ()
 
John Davis  interview - part 4   Options live in the studio  1:18:27 ()
John Davis  Cyclone Gallop (comp. Blind Tom)   Options Halley's Comet: Around the Piano with Mark Twain and John Davis  1:21:25 ()
Helena Mayer Ahearn (& Beth S.)  flying birds   Options nature  1:27:10 ()
Old South Quartet  Pussy Cat Rag (for Willie, R.I.P.)   Options The Earliest Negro Vocal Quartets, 1894-1928  1:31:40 ()
Rabbit Velvet (Danielle Kimak-Stauss)  The Sun Rose Grey   Options Crowds and Doves  1:34:06 ()
Andrew Bird  Darkmatter   Options Armchair Apocrypha  1:38:51 ()
Pink Floyd  Lucifer Sam (for Willie, R.I.P.)   Options The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn  1:43:40 ()
The Liminanas  Je Ne Suis Pas Tres Drogue   Options TIM010  1:46:56 ()
 
Rude Mechanicals  Like Magnetism   Options The Cyclops and the Wildebeest  1:55:02 ()
Disappears  Magics   Options Lux  1:59:24 ()
John Prine  It's a Big Old Goofy World   Options The Missing Years  2:02:53 ()
The James Gang  Midnight Man   Options James Gangs's Greatest Hits  2:08:09 ()
The Black Keys  Tighten Up   Options Brothers  2:11:09 ()
Teenager  Alone Again   Options Thirteen  2:14:43 ()
David Ingles and His Little Boy  Satan Has Been Paralyzed   Options Satan Has Been Paralyzed  2:18:33 ()
 
Lee Morgan  Cunning Lee   Options Caramba  2:25:49 ()
Minisnap  Wintersweet   Options Bounce Around  2:32:02 ()
Lucy Reed  Because We're Kids   Options The Singing Reed  2:34:57 ()
Beth Sorrentino  There In My Head   Options Shut Up, It's Christmas (A Suddenly, Tammy! Holiday EP)  2:38:01 ()
The High Strung  Childhood   Options Get the Guests  2:43:24 ()
 
Javetta Steele  Calling You   Options Baghdad Cafe (soundtrack)  2:50:32 ()
Amanda  Me Mama Fire Butthole   Options The Hardly Brains Quartet vs. Amanda  2:55:29 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 4/21/10 3:03pm north guinea hills:

Cecil Barfield is just a pseudonym. His real name is Robert Williamson. He was afraid that when he was recorded, he would lose his Medicaid if it was found he made a $. These recordings were made in the early '70s. (last track maria played)
  Wed. 4/21/10 3:06pm Sean Daily:

Second comment! Woo hoo!
  Wed. 4/21/10 3:12pm annie:

yes...
  Wed. 4/21/10 3:12pm ytd:

Late to hooray for the background play on that iphone app, no doubt. Hooray.
  Wed. 4/21/10 3:17pm seang:

Hi Maud if you're listening and thanks for the shout-out! I spent time in Gainesville too circa 1993-94
  Wed. 4/21/10 3:18pm north guinea hills:

Britten/McPhee's gamelon pieces were awesome.

Seang, I was in Gainesville in 1994.
  Wed. 4/21/10 3:21pm annie:

irwin do you have the war prayer scheduled?
  Wed. 4/21/10 3:24pm seang:

yeah man, santa fe community college for one semester, then UF for one, and then left the summer of 94--the swamp!
  Wed. 4/21/10 3:24pm north guinea hills:

about 16 greats uncle was sir edmund halley, w/ whom i share a last name.
  Wed. 4/21/10 3:25pm north guinea hills:

in 1994, i was a freshman at UF, haha.
  Wed. 4/21/10 3:25pm steveo:

Davis is amazing; thanks Irwin!
  Wed. 4/21/10 3:31pm annie:

right on ngh!!
  Wed. 4/21/10 3:37pm north guinea hills:

Thanks annie!
  Wed. 4/21/10 3:53pm annie:

when we were children, back in the 50s, we had our grandparents player piano and probably over two hundred piano rolls..what great stuff..
  Wed. 4/21/10 4:04pm bryn:

great interview and story here - thanks muchly!
  Wed. 4/21/10 4:11pm north guinea hills:

I wish I could get my hands on a player piano and piano rolls. This interview is beyond amazing!
  Wed. 4/21/10 4:21pm Dan B From Upstate:

Fantastic interview. Thanks John and Irwin!
  Wed. 4/21/10 4:29pm Becky H:

What a fantastic lush musical landscape to my afternoon. Greetings from Southern California and thanks for the fantastic music, interviews and stories.
  Wed. 4/21/10 4:46pm cheripi:

I lost my 17 yr old cat recently, these last few songs, especially Lucifer Sam are very uplifting.
  Wed. 4/21/10 4:49pm Sean Daily:

Awright, the French "Whoop!" song.
  Wed. 4/21/10 4:50pm north guinea hills:

Sorry, cheripi, hopefully he/she will turn up soon. have a cheeryfullsome day!
  Wed. 4/21/10 5:03pm CheriPi:

Oh thanks north guinea hills , actually I lost her to the grim reaper. Some days are better than others.
  Wed. 4/21/10 5:08pm Greg Simpson:

Thanks for playing Disappears!
Love that band.
  Wed. 4/21/10 5:21pm Denise in Washington, DC:

This song makes me think of poor Satan rolling around in a motorized wheelchair like Stephen Hawking's.
  Wed. 4/21/10 5:23pm Pearly Sweets:

After Jesus cold clocked Satan, he called him a pussy. I saw it. I saw it all.
  Wed. 4/21/10 5:24pm PMD:

@Denise, if that's the case, we can mess with the sound and make him sound like a weasly little boy (like the dogs in Up)
  Wed. 4/21/10 5:27pm ginger tim:

Hajdu's book, The Ten-Cent Plague, is about the demonization of comic books, not comic strips. Big diff!
  Wed. 4/21/10 5:31pm Irwin:

@GT: I get the diff, but the 7SD show description says "strips." I don't mess with Ken's knowledge base, even if it's erroneous.
  Wed. 4/21/10 5:45pm PMD:

I think I need some drugs to listen to the High Strung
  Wed. 4/21/10 5:50pm annie:

i tried to place that song... i knew i knew it!! what a great film!!
  Wed. 4/21/10 5:55pm judy from croton:

Oh, it's Baghdad Cafe! I watched "Ballad From a Sad Cafe a few weks ago agonizingly thinking this song was going to show up. Thank you Irwin. I love it, it's, well, timeless.
  Wed. 4/21/10 6:00pm bundoon:

Amandas momma should go easy on the tobasco + jalpenas
  Thu. 4/22/10 11:32pm l:

Happy birthday
  Tue. 5/4/10 5:12pm tony hall:

i am fully de;ighted to hear the sounds of blind tom. i saw his story on public television once, but this is the only other time i have seen mention of him any where. a true musical gem.
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