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Options April 23, 2012: April is the cruelest month, but there's no waste land here.
T.S. Eliot (1888–1965). The Waste Land. 1922.


APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.
Summer surprised us, coming over the Starnbergersee
With a shower of rain; we stopped in the colonnade,
And went on in sunlight, into the Hofgarten,
And drank coffee, and talked for an hour.
Bin gar keine Russin, stamm’ aus Litauen, echt deutsch.
And when we were children, staying at the archduke’s,
My cousin’s, he took me out on a sled,
And I was frightened. He said, Marie,
Marie, hold on tight. And down we went.
In the mountains, there you feel free.
I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter.

What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water. Only
There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
Frisch weht der Wind
Der Heimat zu,
Mein Irisch Kind,
Wo weilest du?
“You gave me hyacinths first a year ago;
They called me the hyacinth girl.”
—Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden
Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not
Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
Looking into the heart of light, the silence.
Öd’ und leer das Meer.

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Wall Matthews  The Rusty Wall   Options The Dreaming Light  Zen Gardens Music  0:00:00 ()
Janine Nichols  Sigh of Relief   Options Semi-Free  First Ones  0:08:07 ()
The Trolleyvox  Stomping Grounds   Options Luzerne    0:13:04 ()
Christian McBride  Butterfly Dreams   Options SciFi  Verve  0:16:45 ()
Arborea  Phantasmagoria In Two   Options Red Planet  Strange Attractors  0:23:34 ()
Kevin Kastning / Carl Clements  Voices in Light   Options Dreaming as I Knew  greydisc  0:39:02 ()
Theo Bleckmann  And Dream of Sheep / Under Ice   Options Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush  Fully Altered  0:42:56 ()
Kate Bush  Among Angels   Options 50 Words For Snow    0:51:03 ()
Alice Coltrane  Galaxy In Turiya   Options Huntington Ashram Monastery / World Galaxy  Impulse!  0:57:50 ()
Robert Colbert Orchestra  Josette's Theme / A Darkness at Colinwood / When I Am Dead (Narr. Jonathan Frid)   Options The Original Music from Dark Shadows  Varese Sarabande  1:07:42 ()
The Left Banke  Dark is the Bark   Options Left Banke Too  Sundazed  1:14:12 ()
The Toure-Reichel Collective  Azawade   Options The Tel Aviv Session  Cumbancha  1:28:08 ()
Jordi Savall: Marin Marais  Rondeau le Bijou, IV.63   Options Marin Marais: Suitte d'un Gout Etranger  AliaVox  1:36:16 ()
Yungchen Lhamo & Anton Batagov  Flying Dakini   Options Tayatha  (self released)  1:42:08 ()
Shirley and Dolly Collins  Never Again   Options For As Many As Will  Fledg'ling  1:49:07 ()
Stephane Wrembel  Tsunami   Options Origins  Water is Life Records  1:51:08 ()
The Band  River Hymn   Options Cahoots  Capitol  2:07:00 ()
Levon Helm and the RCO All-Stars  Blues So Bad   Options Live at the Palladium NYC New Year's Eve 1977    2:11:36 ()
Levon Helm Band  Rag Mama Rag   Options Levon Helm Band Live at Merlefest 4/26/08  FestivaLink.net  2:16:31 ()
Levon Helm  Tennessee Jed   Options Electric Dirt    2:20:55 ()
Geoff Muldaur  Prairie Lullaby   Options Pottery Pie    2:32:02 ()
The Reverend John DeLore  Our Troubles Again   Options Songs from Church Avenue  (self released)  2:36:58 ()
Matt Keating  Just About Now   Options Wrong Way Home  Sojourn  2:42:09 ()
Clare & The Reasons  Our Team is Grand   Options Arrow  Un Disque Frogstand  2:45:55 ()

Listener comments!

  Mon. 4/23/12 12:16pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

  Mon. 4/23/12 12:25pm 1mckrs:

Hitting the spot, Irene. Cloudy, cool days.
  Mon. 4/23/12 12:34pm v k:

arborea - wow - was on cusp of requesting - that kinda day me guess
  Mon. 4/23/12 12:38pm Van in DC:

Loved that whole set. Hi Irene
  Mon. 4/23/12 12:40pm evan:

I just ran outside thinking our
House Wren was back!
  Mon. 4/23/12 12:43pm Van in DC:

Does this help, Irene?

  Mon. 4/23/12 12:45pm Van in DC:

My pleasure :)
  Mon. 4/23/12 12:53pm Van in DC:

Whoa. A KaTe remake!
  Mon. 4/23/12 12:54pm Van in DC:

Took me by surprise. I was looking over documentation and just listening and suddenly these lyrics :)
  Mon. 4/23/12 12:54pm Looms:

Nice cover :)
And beautiful show as always.
  Mon. 4/23/12 12:56pm Van in DC:

I am going to now have to find this album I didn't know of. Thanks Irene, always, for anything KaTe-related most especially :)
  Mon. 4/23/12 12:58pm Van in DC:

No wonder I didn't know ...looks like that is a really new album!
  Mon. 4/23/12 12:58pm Kyle Hislip:

ethereal trudel! beautiful moody monday set . . .
  Mon. 4/23/12 1:01pm Van in DC:

You can see the smile on my face from space right now :)
  Mon. 4/23/12 1:08pm Bolondgomba:

Occasionally I catch your musical sensibility and manage to prepare a delicious dinner
  Mon. 4/23/12 1:13pm NASA:

Van's smile really lights up an Earthscape.
  Mon. 4/23/12 1:14pm 100% pure dc pat:

man this Alice piece is amazing.
  Mon. 4/23/12 1:16pm Carmichael:

Music to create complex spreadsheets by. It really frees up my mind to organize data.
  Mon. 4/23/12 1:17pm Looms:

@NASA: great vid, thanks for the link
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/23/12 1:19pm Irene:

Yes, nice shots from the outer stratosphere, where I must be hovering today!
  Mon. 4/23/12 1:22pm Van in DC:

Nice NASA :)

I'll be frowning soon though - have to miss most of the rest of the show to go interview someone.

Hey 100% pure dc pat: Thanks for the tip of Amsterdam Falafel in DC. Went there on Saturday...it was really good :)
  Mon. 4/23/12 1:23pm G:

RIP Barnabas
  Mon. 4/23/12 1:25pm Chris from DC:

Cruelly, Amsterdam is just out of range for me at lunch. They're the best.
  Mon. 4/23/12 1:25pm Carmichael:

Eerie coincidence that Mr. Frid passed just before the movie opens. Oh, and Angelique was the witch, not Veronica, if anyone cares or remembers.
  Mon. 4/23/12 1:26pm Van in DC:

@Chris from DC - same for me during the week.
  Mon. 4/23/12 1:27pm Van in DC:

gotta run now - thanks Irene! Hope to be back before the end.
  Mon. 4/23/12 1:28pm 100% pure dc pat:

oh, sure Van in DC, no problem. Love that place. Did you get the fries too??
  Mon. 4/23/12 1:31pm Sean in Bristol, UK:

Hi Irene,
Great to be listening live, hi to Van, DCE, Looms and all the rest of your wonderful listeners.
  Mon. 4/23/12 1:53pm Alan Cynic:

Loved that Marais piece, so googled him....he had 19 children!
  Mon. 4/23/12 1:55pm BSI:

dag-nabbit, once again I return from a quick carry-out lunch dash to find more chatter about Amsterdam Falafel... it's just a bit of a walk for me, but it can be done! Next time!
  Mon. 4/23/12 1:57pm Bolondgomba:

Yungchen Lhamo & Anton Batagov - south chinese deep well, beautiful
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:07pm Sean in Bristol, UK:

Missed the Kate Bush stuff, archive beckons tomorrow.
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:19pm 100% pure dc pat:

I could walk to Amsterdam F. but it might take about an hour...
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:20pm kat330:

Levon captured last year. Happy man: http://georgekopp.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Gathering-of-the-Vibes-2011/G00005104bVMg4Qk/I0000zsztjwPSF7E
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:22pm Brian in UK:

Cahoots is such a lovely album. What happened to my copy. Lost in one of the many moves no doubt. Only you would think of this one, Irene.
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:23pm kat330:

SCOTS put this in their Banana Pudding recipe I guess.
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:24pm v k:

Memphis in May 1995 - 16 years old - saw what was billed as "Levon Helm and the The Band" (Hudson, Danko also) - was confused upon first impression, unable to apply a genre label, identify with crowd enthusiasm, identify a single, etc. - a week later I purchased their complete works, which has remained in my regular listening rotation - RIP Levon
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:24pm ?:

I put on my DVD of the Last Waltz last night; what a great musician, what a loss
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:25pm Sean in Bristol, UK:

Sorry folks I have had a "pants" day, this track has totally lifted my spirits even though it's called the "blues so bad"!
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:32pm Carmichael:

I'm afraid to ask what a "pants" day is ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/23/12 2:33pm Irene:

I have some pics I took of him at Newport here:
(scroll down near the bottom)
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:33pm kat330:

@Irene: Thanks for taking over the Helm. I had been kinda feeling FMU wasn't giving Levon his due, at least compared to other RIP tributes in the past months. Now it's much more on even keel.
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:33pm Brian in UK:

Sean, The Band always find places you can seek solace in. Know it sounds cheesy but they were the best live.

Carmichael, It means a crap day.
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:34pm kat330:

@Carm: I'm guessing it's equivalent to a "mama rag" day. ;)

@Irene: Thanks for the link to you pics!
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:36pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Finally... A bonafide tribute to a great man. So happy that I saw him in various incarnations over a 25 year span. Even got to shake his hand in the Rodeo Bar in the early oughts(when he was drumming but not singing)
Thanks, Irene.
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:36pm Dan from Toronto:

Irene, this Levon Helm stuff is tremendous, thanks for the rawkin tunes!
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:37pm v k:

Glen Jones Radio Program did a great Levon tribute set yesterday - fantastic
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:37pm Van in DC:

Just back...looks like I'll have some archive catching up to do.

@100% pure dc pat - nope, didn't get the fries. Watching my salt intake lately...
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:37pm Parq:

Birdies! Consider this the obligatory Trouble reference.
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:38pm Sean in Bristol, UK:

@ Brian, thanks for the info, my Amazon wish list has been expanded, I am ashamed to say that I had not heard of Leon Helms, again our wonderful Irene has again expanded my music knowledge,
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:40pm Sean in Bristol, UK:

Sorry, Levon Helm
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:50pm Brian in UK:

Irene, tell that Welsh Williams to calm down. See you on top of Snowdon, Scott!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/23/12 2:57pm Irene:

Thanks for all the great comments, folks! See you next Monday.
  Mon. 4/23/12 2:59pm Van in DC:

Thanks Irene!

Much enjoyment!
  Tue. 4/24/12 3:46pm don:

Isn't "Pottery Pie" a Geoff and Maria album, not just Geoff?
  Wed. 4/25/12 5:16pm Irene:

Don, you're correct. I played that track off a CD Geoff gave me, which compiles some of his favorite tracks. The CD liner lists him but not Maria, and I quickly typed in the title, meaning to look later. I'm presuming she doesn't appear on this track, which is why Geoff listed it this way.
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