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Favoriting July 19, 2006: Special Internet Only Show #2

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Artist Track Album Label Comments
Tara Vanflower  Galactipus   Favoriting A Cat Shaped Hole In My Heart  Silber/Projekt  Hypnotic music from this ex member of Lycia, also a very gifted writer. 
Scott Tuma  River Four   Favoriting The River 1 2 3 4  Truckstop  Former member of the amazing molasses-like heartache purveyors Souled American. His solo music is both relaxed and intense. This was accidentally played at the same time as the song before it, but I liked the mixture so I kept it going. 
His Name Is Alive  Detrola   Favoriting Cloud Box    This isn't from the His Name Is Alive release that shares the name of the song title, but from the Cloud Box release. If you can't afford the big purchase of the box set, the 10 song/70 minute selection might still be available for free download on the HNIA site. If I remember correctly, this started skipping so hopefully whatever chaos ensued is perversely pleasing. 
Lucky Pierre  Ghost One   Favoriting Hypnogogia  Melodic  This is Aidan Moffat from Arab Strap and his downtempo instrumental/electronica side project. It's perfect music for taking vicodin and riding on a plane atop the ocean, or so I would imagine. 
Veda Hille & Christof Migone  #16   Favoriting Escape Songs  Squintfucker  Collaboration between Veda Hille and experimental/electronic artist Christof Migone. Veda is always pushing for new methods of expressing herself outside of the singer/songwriter basics, and this is a good example. 
Colleen  Summer Water   Favoriting The Golden Morning Breaks  Leaf  Colleen is the recording name of Cecile Schott from France. Her music is incredibly peaceful, and somehow in no way falls prey to any preconceived cliches of ambient music. In a sense, it just feels like nature revealing itself. 
Josephine Foster  Wehmut   Favoriting A Wolf In Sheeps Clothing  Locust  Haunting renditions of German songs from Josephine, this song finds her voicing the sorrows of a lonely nightingale. Obviously, I have no interest in this show rocking anytime soon. 
Bill Wells & Maher Shalal Hash Baz  Time Takes Me So Back   Favoriting Osaka Bridge  Karoake Kalk  Collaboration between the Japanese band and the Scottish indie/jazz musician, both of whom share an open hearted playfullness and emotional purity that I love. 
Woodbine  Unbelievable   Favoriting Best Before End  Domino  Wonderful spacey indie band from the UK, I love how this melody sounds like a familiar song turned inside out. 
Baby Dee  The Moon And The Morning Star   Favoriting Love's Small Song  Durtro  Beautiful music that I can imagine coming from a 90 year old singing in her parlour as easily as a lovely transvestite strumming a harp atop a tall bike. Dee also has stunningly lovely contributions to the Current 93 release, "Black Ships Ate The Sky". 
Laura Veirs  Flotsam & Jetsam   Favoriting Comes With A Smile #19  Comes With A Smile  I'm not exactly sure why this song affected me the way it did when I first heard it. It seems like the sound quality and the mood of the lyrics are both in an aching battle between past and present. This is from the UK magazine/cd Comes With A Smile. 
Rose Melberg  Cast Away The Clouds   Favoriting Cast Away The Clouds  Double Agent  I'd just bought this the morning of the show and was struck by when she sings "there's music in the park". At once it sounds like she is conjuring a memory, feeling a desperation toward experiencing something better, and feeling a sort of dread- at least to me. I love how some songs can do that. You might remember Rose from The Softies, and Tiger Trap (to name two of many). 
Islaja  Finnish Scrawl   Favoriting Palaa Aurinkoon  Fonal  FInnish singer whose cd was handed to me minutes before I began this show and I was instantly entranced. My apologies for not being able to decipher what looks like an inkblot drenched in coffee on my setlist paper. 
Cornel Wilezek/Qua  Painting Monsters   Favoriting Painting Monsters  Surgery  Wonderful Australian electronic based music, which ends so abruptly a segue felt like a seizure. Pretty tune, though. 
Static Films  Song For Birds   Favoriting Love Of Light  Blue Sanct  The sort of song that makes the heart beat faster and tells you to walk outside naked in the pouring rain and doesn't tell you that you might end up sneezing in prison. Inspiring! 
Metallic Falcons  Journey   Favoriting Desert Doughnuts  Voodo-EROS  Dark and strangely beautiful sounds from this offshoot of the also fantastic Cocorosie. 
Susannah & The Magical Orchestra  Baby   Favoriting List Of Lights & Buoys    Haunting loveliness and a lyric that is both precise and abstract, which I love. 
Famous Jug Band  A Leaf Must Fall   Favoriting Wyrd Folk Mix  cdr  From a mix cd a friend made for me, this is a gorgeous song of mid 60's psyche folk melancholy. 
Lorna  Understanding Heavy Metal   Favoriting Static Patterns And Souveniers  Words On Music  Lorna remind me of Slowdive at times and Ida at others, and that is not something I'm capable of resisting. 
Kallikak Family  Bells in Bergamo   Favoriting May 23, 2007  Tell All  Basically, church bells ringing over a synthesizer drone, which is good enough for me. 
Christine Fellows  2 For 1 Pt. 2   Favoriting The Last One Standing  Six Shooter  Terrific Canadian singer/songwriter which a penchant for experimenting with sounds...this is a perfect little song of alienation and isolation and hope. 
PG Six  Bray Harp Improvisation   Favoriting Live Gladtree Festival    This was playing alongside something else, although it is very lovely in it's natural state. If you like how it sounded, it was on purpose, if you didn't then it was an accident. 
2raumwohnung  Melancolisch Schon   Favoriting Melancolisch Schon  It. Sounds  Sweet slice of German bossa nova (well, why not?) from this duo featuring Inga Humpe, formerly one half of Humpe Humpe and Swimming With Sharks. 
Julie Doiron  Tu Es Malades   Favoriting Desormais  Jagjaguwar  From Julie's (mostly) French album, a wonderful late night album to listen to just before Patty Waters. 
Corrina Repp  I'll Walk You Out   Favoriting Mile  Hush  From the Hush anniversary compilation, a creepily pretty tune. 
Ana D  Andromede   Favoriting Recordando  Elefant  Bossa Nova with electronic and experimental elements from this Spanish singer. 
Linda Hagood  Panic Button   Favoriting Untitled cdr  cdr  The years I spent in Brooklyn would have been alot less exciting were it not for Linda's beautiful and freaky music. Live sets from Smack Dab on the Hip Bone were unforgettable, and it is heartening to hear Linda still creating music that is both frantic and poetic. 
Holly May  Time Ticks and There You Are   Favoriting Jenny's Start    Austrian band whose indie pop never sounds obvious or predictable to me- a bit like early Throwing Muses and Raincoats mixed with The Shaggs and Grab Grab the Haddock. 
Po!  Appleseed Alley   Favoriting Past Perfect Tense    Ruth Miller and company, who presented music that was often cheerful indie/c86 up front but beneath that had lyrics with layers of difficult truths. This is one of those songs that can be so many different things depending on how you listen. 
Television Personalities  Dream The Sweetest Dreams   Favoriting Domino  Domino  Excellent return from Dan Treacy, an album as full of damage and beauty as he seems to be. 
Diana Darby  Kierkegaard   Favoriting The Magdalene Laundries  Green Eyed Girl  Diana has a great gift for creating a mood with her lyrics and melodies and hushed voice that can freeze the listener in place. It's a bit like being approached by a cat who is beautiful but also might pounce and claw you to death at any second, but still you can't step away. 
Marissa Nadler  John Lee   Favoriting Mr John Lee (The Mayflower Rose)  Beautiful Happiness  Absolutely lovely, a snake like melody that twists itself around the senses with the sort of folk music that is equal parts spooky and comforting. 
Laura Cantrell  Hammers & Nails   Favoriting Comes With A Smile    Another song taken from the Comes With A Smile cd/magazine, this features FMU star Laura Cantrell covering a Dave Schramm song which is one of those songs that wastes no time in endearing itself to the listener. 
Aberfeldy  Shining Star   Favoriting mp3 from Planet Claire    This is the first of three songs I downloaded from the Planet Claire radio show- a show from France. Aberfeldy are an Irish band and here they are covering a song by a friend which would make the perfect tune to be strummed by a campfire. 
James Yorkston  Shipwreckers   Favoriting live from Planet Claire    Another Planet Claire session, with Scottish indie folk singer James Yorkston speaking fluent French and presenting one of his best tunes. 
Cyann & Ben  Obsessing Screaming In the Shell   Favoriting live from Planet Claire    One last live bit from Planet Claire, the duo of Cyann and Ben with a song reminds me of swimming in a river as the sun sets. 
Alec Bathgate  Closing Down   Favoriting The Indifferent Velvet Velvet Void    Well...it seemed appropriate as I was packing up and it was the only cd left unplayed....a lovely adieu from this ex Tall Dwarfs member. Thanks for listening! 

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