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Options May 19, 2014: Confessional travels of musicians, with Melaena Cadiz and Leif Vollebekk

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Artist Track Album Label Format Approx. start time
Michael Hurley  Werewolf   Options Wolfways      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Michael Fennelly  Leanna   Options       0:04:15 (Pop‑up)
Humble Tripe  South Capri   Options The Giving      0:09:30 (Pop‑up)
Alela Diane  About Farewell   Options About Farewell      0:11:42 (Pop‑up)
Marissa Nadler  Desire   Options July  Sacred Bones Records ‎    0:15:19 (Pop‑up)
The Low Anthem  (Don't) Tremble   Options       0:21:06 (Pop‑up)
Mandolin Orange  Until the Last Light Fades   Options This Side of Jordan      0:25:43 (Pop‑up)
Matt Bauer  Tonight We Sing Our Songs   Options No Shape Can Hold Me Now  Crossbill    0:34:48 (Pop‑up)
Mia Doi Todd  Under the Sun   Options Cosmic Ocean Ship      0:37:47 (Pop‑up)
Midlake  Provider Reprise   Options Antiphon      0:42:56 (Pop‑up)
Peter Walker  Barefoot   Options "Second Poem to Karmela" or Gypsies Are Important      0:48:49 (Pop‑up)
Ryley Walker  Blessings   Options All Kinds of You  Tompkins Square    0:53:25 (Pop‑up)
Bert Jansch  Blackwaterside   Options Dazzling Stranger      0:58:37 (Pop‑up)

Live performance by Melaena Cadiz
Melaena Cadiz had been busily preparing for the May 20th release of her second album, "Deep Below Heaven." Cadiz has a touch of a vocal growl underscoring her delicately soulful songs. In 2013, she released a song each month that she put up on Bandcamp as "The Singles Project." For her latest, Melaena was inspired by her Photographer/husband Mikael Kennedy's small portraits of people and places in the American landscape, and by a line from a Sam Shepard story. Melaena and her band played some of these songs live.
Melaena Cadiz  Neon Drag   Options       1:06:51 (Pop‑up)
Melaena Cadiz  Swinging Low   Options       1:14:24 (Pop‑up)
Melaena Cadiz  Sharp White Teeth   Options       1:21:04 (Pop‑up)
Melaena Cadiz  Deep Below Heaven   Options Deep Below Heaven    CD  1:28:33 (Pop‑up)
Melaena Cadiz  Bluestem Grass   Options       1:30:30 (Pop‑up)
Melaena Cadiz  Motel Evangeline   Options       1:35:53 (Pop‑up)
Melaena Cadiz  Love of Mine   Options       1:41:42 (Pop‑up)
Melaena Cadiz  Needles River   Options Deep Below Heaven    CD  1:47:18 (Pop‑up)
Beth Sorrentino  Another Time   Options Would You Like to Go: A Curt Boettcher Songbook  Basta    1:50:37 (Pop‑up)
Kathleen Martin  Gracewater Waltz   Options (Soundcloud download)      1:53:25 (Pop‑up)
Jeff Buckley  Lover, You Should Have Come Over   Options       1:57:33 (Pop‑up)

Live performance by Leif Vollebekk
Canadian singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk played a short set, recorded when he breezed through town last month. Vollebekk's vocal style is very reminiscent of Jeff Buckley, but there's a touch of Dylan's improvisational style in his delivery. Lief's songs conjure up the many places he traveled in North America in search of the perfect recorded take on the songs. Leif Vollebekk is in the middle of a tour that leads to the Newport Folk Festival in July, and dropped by to play some songs for Irene.
Leif Vollebekk  Southern United States   Options North Americana  Missing Piece    2:08:56 (Pop‑up)
Leif Vollebekk  Cairo Blues   Options       2:13:26 (Pop‑up)
Leif Vollebekk  Off the Main Drag   Options       2:23:21 (Pop‑up)
Leif Vollebekk  From the Fourth   Options       2:33:45 (Pop‑up)
Leif Vollebekk  Photographer Friend   Options       2:42:20 (Pop‑up)
Leif Vollebekk  When the Subway Comes Above the Ground   Options North Americana  Missing Piece    2:46:42 (Pop‑up)
Michela Anne  Black and Grey   Options Ease My Mind  Georgia June Records    2:56:47 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  12:00pm Sean in Bristol, UK:

Hi Irene, hello one and all
Avatar 12:00pm Deacon Dave:

Hi Irene; looking forward to a relaxing show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm common:

hey irene! good people!
  12:06pm lulu:

this song is soothing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I'm having trouble hearing with this tinfoil had on. Hopefully, I can cut out some earholes and not lose effectiveness.
Avatar 12:11pm gongoleer/stephan:

Hello Irene. Another week ahead and already great sounds to travel with. Thanks. Received email from Sam Moss re: his WFMU recorded show. Will listen later. Have fine days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm northguineahills:

Digging the Flickr, Irene. Thanks!
Avatar 12:15pm Deacon Dave:

I'm in the mood for some Sloan Wainright . . . any chance?
Avatar 12:16pm kat330:

Hello, Irene, et al'ya! Just starting a sandwich made for lunch and listening with pleasure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm common:

sounds good, kat330!
Avatar 12:18pm gongoleer:

I heard Michael Hurley is playing in NYC. Is he back living there or still in No. VT.? How do I find your Flickr?
Avatar 12:18pm kat330:

Avatar 12:19pm gongoleer:

Duh! Just figured the Flickr out.
  12:21pm Sean in Bristol, UK:

@Kat, what's the filling?
Avatar 12:22pm kat330:

[wiping hands first] Sean -- roast turkey with a Swiss cheese slice, tomato, lettuce, cucumber & some mayo (on rye, even though you weren't interested in that ;).
  12:23pm don d:

Hurley @ Union Pool, Brooklyn this week, 2 nights I think
Avatar 12:24pm V Priceless:

Hi Irene, folks!
Avatar 12:25pm gongoleer:

yes, I read that somewhere. Is that the same Hurley from Holy Modal Rounders?
  12:29pm don d:

one and the same gongoleer
Avatar 12:34pm gongoleer:

thanks don d. I thought so. He's still at it. That's great! Do you know if he still lives in VT.?
Avatar 12:36pm kat330:

I love this harmony -- 4ths/5ths, medieval, Eastern European.
Avatar 12:40pm Van in DC:

Hi Irene. Good excuse for being late - I was at the tip top of the newly reopened Washington Monument.
  12:41pm don d:

gongoleer; thought he was still in Oregon, but that's old info
Avatar 12:42pm kat330:

@Van: Mollusk! We were out of luck when visiting DC/Baltimore last April. :, I'd been there before, but it was Philo who really lost out on his first trip to his adopted nation's capitol.
Avatar 12:43pm gongoleer:

maybe so. I'm not really up on hm. At one time he did reside in No. VT. Thanks anyway.
Avatar 12:46pm Van in DC:

That's too bad kat! Gotta get back!

I take full advantage nearly every day, working right across the street from the Smithsonian Castle / Mall. Most people here do not; I find that just amazing that they don't
Avatar 12:49pm kat330:

@Van: Hasn't the Monument been shut down ever since your arrival there though?
Avatar 12:52pm Van in DC:

I was here a year before it shut down but never went. Then I transferred for a year to Dallas, TX, and the earthquake hit DC on my birthday in 2011. That closed the monument until exactly one week ago, and I've been back in DC for almost 2.5 yrs now
Avatar 12:53pm Van in DC:

I do something touristy almost every day at lunch. A museum, a monument, White House, Capitol, etc. etc.:)
Avatar 12:57pm kat330:

Good on ya. Reminding me that May is "Hometown Tourist" month in Lullville when many attractions have reduced prices -- um, not free here as are most "touristy" things in D.C.
  12:58pm don d:

Ryley Walker always sounds timeless/mature for a fairly young (very young to me) age...
Avatar 12:58pm Van in DC:

Those ones that charge, I have yet to do them here, namely the Spy Museum and Newseum, etc...
Avatar 1:00pm kat330:

Loving this set, Irene -- finding a connection in many of them having interesting beats / percussion.
  1:02pm don d:

semi-related to Jansch: Zep being sued by Mark Andes of Spirit to try to get Randy California's name added to "Stairway.." due to its similarity to 'Taurus', on 1st Spirit album (1968)...Page re-mastering Zep albums and IV due out fairly soon..
Avatar 1:10pm kat330:

Ms, Cadiz is continuing w/ good rhythm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Whosondephone:

This is Great!
Avatar 1:27pm kat330:

Her name is pronounced KAY-dees down yonder in Kentucky, FYI.
Avatar 🥁 1:28pm βrian:

The Michigan side of Lake Michigan is nothing but sand. Huge dunes, even.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm braveness23:

Lakes are just like oceans except with smaller waves, less salt and fewer sharks
Avatar 1:30pm Deacon Dave:

Some lakes have leaches!
Avatar 1:30pm kat330:

@Braveness23: I had one of the best boogie board sessions once on a rough Lake Michigan, and that's comparing w/ the Pacific and the Gulf.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm braveness23:

Some lakes are bigger than others.
Avatar 1:31pm Deacon Dave:

Some lakes have water.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm braveness23:

@Kat330 my family has an island on Georgian Bay so the vast majority of my Great Lakes knowledge is limited to what I've seen here: www.google.com...
Avatar 1:34pm thunderish' Jay:

Hi evry1, nice music... who believes in Cryptid's, btw?
Avatar 1:35pm kat330:

@B23: What the hey have they now done to Google Maps? Noticed this a few days ago. Irksome. Anyhoo, you get my SC email sent to folks yesterday?
Avatar 1:36pm Van in DC:

Young lady I know told me yesterday she has been to 18 countries. Wowzers. I've been to 13 and am twice her age...she was just at Galapagos islands a few days ago when that ship ran aground!
  1:37pm Jason in Chicago:

Come play a show in Chicago, Melaena!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm braveness23:

@Kat330 I haven't checked my gmail for a few days. I am in email avoidance mode. So many people want to communicate with me but so few have anything important to say. You are an exception. I'll check it out.
Avatar 1:39pm kat330:

Well, I dunno if it would come to your gmail -- depends on your SC settings -- but it should be in your mail area actually on SC. Just curious how many ever make it to the intended destinations.
Avatar 1:46pm gongoleer:

get her to vt. as well.
Avatar 1:47pm Van in DC:

Yes, thank you Melaena & band
Avatar 1:54pm kat330:

Ohhhh......wow! Thank you for this nod, Irene! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Irene Trudel:

You're welcome kat!
Avatar 1:57pm kat330:

Oiva!! as Philo would say. :)
Avatar 2:14pm kat330:

From Cadiz to Canada to Cairo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:18pm Irene Trudel:

Yeah, it's a day for mentally traveling, @kat!
Avatar 2:19pm kat330:

Yes, I love Montreal, too! Recall riding the rapids with fondness.
Avatar 2:23pm kat330:

He seems super sweet and gentle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm common:

love montreal and - yes, kat330- he does sound sweet.
Avatar 2:29pm kat330:

Tyson wrote Someday Soon, too.
Avatar 2:33pm kat330:

In his WFMU t-shirt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm Irene Trudel:

He certainly was a very charming guy. I loved talking to him (this was recorded a month ago).
Avatar 2:43pm kat330:

Ahh, really like the sound of that Wurlitzer.
Avatar 2:47pm kat330:

And you were so gentle with him, Irene. Important for first times. :)
  Swag For Life Member 2:55pm 12539:

Thanks, Irene, Melaena, Leif, and all engineers...
Avatar 2:58pm kat330:

Yes, kiitos to the engineers. And thanks again, ever so much Irene, for the airplay and this entire wonderful afternoon of sound. Have a very lovely Memorial Day vacation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Irene Trudel:

I was (am) the engineer, and your humble host. Catch you in two weeks!
Avatar 3:12pm Van in DC:

Missed the end, but thanks Irene
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