Sunday, 11 March 2018

KSHE Klassics, March 11th, 2018

According to i was listening from Santa Clara, California this morning. Good! Although the Spanish-influenced design of many of the buildings doesn't speak to me, the weather is much nicer there than it is in cold, snow-blanketed Stratford....

It wasn't exactly a classic Klassics Show today, although the first two songs gave me high hopes. A lot of great music, along with a few duds – REO Speedwagon leaps to mind, i can't stand the band, sorry.

At least it was a painless listening experience – apart from all of those damned ads directed to us Santa Clarans! No Internet drop-outs at all, no computer crashes. Life is good.

And i'm sharing this pic of Kate Bush -- who has never been played on KSHE, as far as i know -- simply because i can.

The Who – Love, Reign O'er Me
Electric Light Orchestra – Mr Blue Sky
Flame – Beg Me
Jefferson Starship – Girl With The Hungry Eyes
Rare Bird – Beautiful Scarlet
Jethro Tull -- Bourée
George Harrison -- What Is Life
Detective -- Recognition
The Moody Blues -- Ride My See-Saw
Climax Blues Band -- Using The Power
Triumvirat -- Spartacus
Shooting Star -- Hollywood
April Wine -- Shotdown
REO Speedwagon  -- Only The Strong Survive
The Firm -- Radioactive
The Police -- Canary In A Coalmine
Chuck Francour -- Under The Boulevard Lights
Leon Russell -- Stranger In A Strange Land
The Grateful Dead  -- Uncle John's Band
The Small Faces -- Itchycoo Park
The James Gang -- Alexis
Billy Joel -- Root Beer Rag
Gamma -- I'm Alive
Couchois -- Do It In Darkness
Iron Butterfly -- Scorching Beauty
Heart -- Dog & Butterfly
The Alan Parsons Project -- I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You
Dire Straits -- Lady Writer
Gary Wright -- Silent Fury
Wet Willie -- Baby Fat
Brewer & Shipley -- One Toke Over The Line
Fleetwood Mac -- She's Changing Me
Headboys -- The Shape Of Things To Come
Charlie -- L.A. Dreamer
Eagles -- James Dean
Camel  -- Lady Fantasy
Supertramp -- Poor Boy
Headstone -- Turn Your Head

Although i'm now on holidays for eight days, this past week was an especially stress-filled one at Spriggs Towers. Here's what we used to ease the pain:

Kathryn Tickell – The Gathering
Dan Fogelberg – Windows And Walls
Paula Cole – Ballads
Richard Thompson Band – More Guitar
Siouxsie And The Banshees – The Best Of Siouxsie And The Banshees
The Beatles – Beatles For Sale
Joan Osborne – Relish
Pink Floyd – Works
Marillion – Fugazi
Dead Can Dance – Spleen And Ideal
Oysterband – Diamond On The Water
Bruce Guthro – Guthro
Rory Gallagher – Calling Card
Sarah Fimm – A Perfect Dream
Fairport Convention – Gladys' Leap
Home Service – Alright Jack
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Sandy Denny – The North Star Grassman And The Ravens
Jon And Vangelis – Page Of Life
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Shooting Straight In The Dark
Duke Ellington – It Don't Mean A Thing: Classic Recordings Vol. 21, 1910-1914
Ashley Hutchings – 5
Peter Hammill & Gary Lucas – Other World
Yes – The Yes Album
The Waterboys – Room To Roam
Bjőrk – Volta
Genesis – Selling England By The Pound
The Bothy Band -- Old Hag You Have Killed Me

Sunday, 4 March 2018

KSHE Klassics, March 4th, 2018

Quotation du jour ~ Dan Fogelberg: Off in the nether lands/I heard a sound/Like the beating of heavenly wings/And deep in my brain/I can hear a refrain/Of my soul as she rises and sings/Anthems to glory and/Anthems to love and/Hymns filled with early delight/Like the songs that the darkness/Composes to worship the light.

Now this is just plain weird. Remember that last week i was listening from Clifton, New Jersey? This week, according to i was listening from Manila in The Philippines! I thought that KSHE didn't stream their audio to anywhere outside the USA, but obviously not. Maybe just not to Canada? Odd, too, that the targeted ads weren't in Tagalog. They were the usual ones for America-wide corporations: Walgreen's, ABC-TV, The Home Depot, etc.

It was a good show, too, if maybe not absolutely oh-wow-holy-shit amazing as it can be. Well, it kicked off with a Rorysong, and that's always a good sign. (I wonder if it was a nod towards the fact that it would have been Rory's 70th birthday on Friday? I should Tweet to John (Ulett, the host) and ask.

It was also the first Klassics Show since KSHE's new owners, Hubbard Radio, took over. They have promised not to mess with the station's format. So far, i'm happy. Normally i hate corporate radio – corporate everything, really, but Hubbard is a small Minnesota outfit and i can live with that. It was a seamless listening experience, too – no connection failures at all, no system crashes.

Oh, look, there's the birthday boy:

Rory Gallagher – Country Mile
Molly Hatchet – Dreams I'll Never See
The Moody Blues – I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock 'N' Roll Band)
Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic
REO Speedwagon – Music Man
Roger Daltrey – It's A Hard Life / Giving It All Away
Ten Years After – I'd Love To Change The World
B.B. King – The Thrill Is Gone
Pousette-Dart Band – Amnesia
Mountain – Nantucket Sleighride
The Spencer Davis Group – I'm A Man
Flash And The Pan – Hey, St Peter
Trooper – Round Round We Go
Trapeze – Black Cloud
The Rolling Stones – Monkey Man
Foghat – Drivin' Wheel
Ambrosia – Time Waits For No One
Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah – Lake Shore Drive
Rod Stewart – Handbags And Gladrags
Brownsville Station – The Martian Boogie
Alice Cooper – Hello Hooray
The Band – The Weight
The Animals – It's My Life
Billy Joel – The Ballad Of Billy The Kid
The Atlanta Rhythm Section – I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight
David Bowie – The Jean Genie
Budgie – I Ain't No Mountain
The Boomtown Rats – I Don't Like Mondays
Touch – Black Star
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Hoedown
Canned Heat – Going Up The Country
Little Feat – Feets Don't Fail Me Now
Blend – The Prize
Jefferson Starship – Stranger
Chilliwack – Fly At Night
Blackfoot – Highway Song
Sammy Hagar – (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay

It was a rough week at World Headquarters. Here's what we played to help ease the pain:

The Beatles – Let It Be … Naked
Eliza Carthy – Rough Music
Afrocelt – Volume 3: Further In Time
Poco – Crazy Loving: The Best Of Poco 1975-1982*
The Allman Brothers Band – Brothers And Sisters
Garfield – Out There Tonight
Rory Gallagher – Deuce
John Mayer Trio – Try!
Colin James – Bad Habits
Electric Light Orchestra – Zoom
Jack Bruce – Harmony Row
Steve Earle – Jerusalem
Robin Trower – B.L.T.
Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
Saga – Full Circle
Kate Bush – The Red Shoes
The Tea Party – Seven Circles
Whippersnapper – Tsubo
Dan Fogelberg & Tim Weisberg – No Resemblance Whatsoever
Martin & Eliza Carthy – The Moral Of The Elephant
Genesis – Foxtrot
Peter Gabriel – Security
Rory Gallagher – BBC Sessions
T. Rex – The Slider
Talking Heads – Remain In Light
Dick Gaughan – Gaughan

*can't really say i'm a huge fan of Poco's, but I adore their song “Rose Of Cimarron.”

Sunday, 25 February 2018

KSHE Klassics, Feb. 25th, 2018

Quotation du jour ~ Anthony Burgess: Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone.

This morning, i was listening from Clifton, New Jersey, ten miles west of New York City. I know my precise location this week because i found this website: As you know, KSHE doesn't stream their audio to Canada, so i have to use a VPN to fool them into thinking i'm listening from the States. That website tells me my location. I like it.

All of the music this morning was from the 80s -- it's an All-Eighties Weekend at KSHE. Fair enough: it's not my favourite decade, that would be the 70s, but a lot of wonderful music came out in those ten years. A lot of great music came out in every decade of the twentieth century, really. Pop music went into the toilet in the 21st century. The number one single here in Clifton, N.J. -- and apparently in the rest of the western world -- is by someone called Drake (???). Purely in the interest of research, i looked him up on YouTube ... and managed to survive about fifteen seconds of the song. Oh, ghastly. People buy this shit?

Music is alive and well in 2018 – there's some great schtuff out there, but the music industry lost the plot and you have to look very hard for it. Apart from committee-written and auto-tuned pop rubbish, what are the record companies releasing these days? Forty year-old radio broadcasts by classic rock bands (no studio expenses there); deluxe editions of 40-year old albums with a few bonus tracks that weren't worth releasing at the time; “best-of” collections by performers who already have dozens of “best-of”collections out there (but this new one includes a track that's never been released anywhere else!). Pshaw, i say.

OK, rant over. All-Eighties Weekend, eh? Normally i complain that the four hours seem to just zoom by, but not today, it definitely dragged a bit. Highlights (for me): The Hooters and Rockpile.

And here's my new (temporary) home, Clifton, N.J. Looks nice.

707 -- I Could Be Good For You
Steve Winwood -- Don't You Know What The Night Can Do
Aldo Nova -- Fantasy
Jimmy Barnes -- Working Class Man
Axe -- Rock'N'Roll Party In The Streets
Eric Clapton -- She's Waiting
Chris De Burgh -- Don't Pay The Ferryman
The Who -- Another Tricky Day
Chris Rea -- Working On It
Tony Carey -- The First Day Of Summer
The Fixx -- Red Skies
.38 Special -- Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
Honeymoon Suite -- New Girl Now
Styx -- Snowblind
The Hooters -- All You Zombies
Shooting Star -- Hang On For Your Life
Icehouse -- Electric Blue
Steely Dan -- Time Out Of Mind
John Stewart -- Gold
The Kings -- This Beat Goes On/Switchin' To Glide
Santana -- Winning
Kim Mitchell -- Go For A Soda
Sammy Hagar – The Ice Man
Krokus – Screaming In The Night
Rush – Time Stand Still
John Waite – Change
Robin Trower – Victims Of The Fury
Loverboy – Hot Girls In Love
Rainbow – Street Of Dreams
Martin Briley – Salt In My Tears
Queen – I Want It All
Rockpile – Teacher Teacher
The Police – Invisible Sun
Russ Ballard – Rene Didn't Do It
Journey – Girl Can't Help It
Saga – On The Loose
Eric Clapton – I've Got A Rock 'N' Roll Heart
Greg Kihn Band – Jeopardy
The Tubes – Talk To Ya Later
The Grateful Dead – Touch Of Grey

Incidentally, in John Stewart's song Gold, played today, does he sing "he makes $2.50 for an hour," or "he makes $2.54 an hour"? Thinking about schtuff like this is what keeps me awake at night.

Here's what we've played this week at World Headquarters. It's a longer list than usual because I had an unexpected (and, to be honest, unwanted) 2⅓ day holiday. With pay, fortunately. Long story.

Christine McVie – In The Meantime
Peter Gabriel – Birdy
Kathleen Edwards – Back To Me
Roxy Music – The Best Of Roxy Music
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
The Beatles – Revolver
Dan Fogelberg – Love In Time
Joni Mitchell – Court And Spark
Ten Years After – Ssssh!
Van der Graaf Generator – Pawn Hearts
Saga – Silent Knight
Martin & Eliza Carthy – The Moral Of The Elephant
Dick Gaughan – Gaughan
Colin James – Fuse
Procol Harum – A Salty Dog
Steeleye Span – Hark! The Village Wait
The Albion DanceBand – The Prospect Before Us
The Kinks – The Collection
Kathy Mattea – Right Out Of Nowhere
Jane Siberry – Angels Bend Closer
Paul Simon – Live In New York City (DVD)
Strawbs – A Choice Collection Of Strawbs
Richard Thompson – Dream Attic
Counting Crows – August And Everything After
Paul McCartney – Choba Ђ CCCP [The Russian Album]
Fairport Convention – The Five Seasons
Steve Earle – El Corazón
Rosanne Cash – The Wheel
John Kirkpatrick – Coat Tails Flying
Musicians Of The Nile – From Luxor To Isna
Various Artists – Beat The Retreat: Songs By Richard Thompson
Marillion – Holidays In Eden
Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy
Cassandra Wilson – New Moon Daughter
June Tabor – Rosa Mundi
The Walker Brothers – Portrait
Various Artists – The Second British Invasion!
Otis Rush – Any Place I'm Going
Caro Emerald – Acoustic Sessions
Runrig – The Story
Dan Fogelberg – Phoenix

Monday, 19 February 2018

KSHE Klassics, Feb. 18th, 2018

Quotation du jour ~ Dr Samuel Johnson: There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern... No, Sir; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.

I can't argue with the good doctor, there!

I'm not really sure where my VPN told KSHE's audio streaming service i was listening from today. The ads were mostly for places like Bloomingdale's, Macy's and CVS Pharmacy, so i could have been a New Yorker, but those companies have outlets throughout America, i believe. But i was definitely listening from somewhere in Trumpistan. John Ulett (the host of the show) admitted that he didn't know what countries KSHE streamed their audio to, but i know Canada isn't one of them....

It was a great edition, just look at that list, and i'm always dead happy when Rory makes an appearance. Oh, The Amboy Dukes' song is pretty stupid, but we all were back in the sixties and it (the song) was entirely tolerable.

Jefferson Starship -- Miracles
Strawbs -- Keep On Trying
Jackson Browne -- That Girl Could Sing
Atlanta Rhythm Section -- Angel (What In The World's Come Over Us)
King Crimson -- The Court Of The Crimson King
Mott The Hoople -- All The Young Dudes
Steely Dan -- Any Major Dude Will Tell You
The Clash -- Train In Vain (Stand By Me)
Dire Straits -- Skateaway
Charlie Daniels -- Reflections
The Doobie Brothers -- Natural Thing
Little Feat -- Rocket In My Pocket
Rod Stewart -- Every Picture Tells A Story
Nazareth -- This Flight Tonight
Icehouse -- Electric Blue
Prism -- Julie
Slade -- Get Down And Get With It
Rory Gallagher -- Brute Force And Ignorance
The Amboy Dukes -- Journey To The Center Of The Mind
Billy Joel -- New York State Of Mind
Tony Carey -- A Fine, Fine Day
Bachman-Turner Overdrive -- Hey You
Jim Capaldi -- Living On The Edge
Robert Palmer -- Sailin' Shoes/Hey Julia/Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley
Eric Clapton -- Let It Grow
The Marshall Tucker Band -- Blue Ridge Mountain Sky
David & David -- Welcome To The Boomtown
Dixon House Band -- Sooner Or Later
Procol Harum -- A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Bad Company -- Live For The Music
Fleetwood Mac -- Bare Trees
Electric Light Orchestra -- Poker
Santana -- Dance Sister Dance
Cat Stevens -- Bitterblue
Creedence Clearwater Revival -- Green River
Heart -- Dreamboat Annie

Here's what's been under the laser here at Spriggs Central this week:

Alanis Morissette – Havoc And Bright Lights
Dan Fogelberg – Nether Lands
Rory Gallagher – Blueprint
Tangerine Dream – Phaedra
Donna Summer – The Ultimate Collection
Jack Bruce – Harmony Row
Roxy Music – The Avalon Tapes
Cat Stevens – The Very Best Of Cat Stevens
Various Artists – Compil Folk 28
Phil Pickett – The Bones Of All Men
Joan Osborne – Pretty Little Stranger
Gin Blossoms – New Miserable Experience
The Musicians Of The Nile – Luxor To Isna
Matchbox Twenty – Mad Season
King Crimson – the construKction of light
Mama's Pride – Mama's Pride
Eagles – Greatest Hits, Volume 2
Highly Strung – When The Winds Begin To Sing
The Bee Gees – Best Of Bee Gees
Pretenders – Learning To Crawl
Laurie Anderson – Bright Red
Son Volt – Notes Of Blue
Birth Control – Backdoor Possibilities
Rob Hyman et al. – Largo
Jon & Vangelis – The Friends Of Mr Cairo
Pink Floyd – The Endless River
Kim Mitchell – Akimbo Alogo

Sunday, 11 February 2018

The KSHE Klassics Show, Feb. 11th, 2018

Quotation du jour ~ Paul Simon: Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.

Another four hours just whooshed by, but, as Albert Einstein said (quotation du jour # 2) Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.

I did have one brief connection drop-out but as it happened during a commercial break, i didn't miss anything important. (Drop-outs almost always seem to happen during commercial breaks when i listen to this program. I must live right.) (Why is my cat giggling over there?)

I can't say that today's edition was a spectacular one, but it was pretty darned good! A lot of schtuff i love and only one song i can't stand -- the one by the Marshall Tucker Band. (Incidentally, i learned the other morning, when i was listening to The Rock Magazine -- the other program i listen to on KSHE -- that there's no one named Marshall Tucker in that band -- they named themselves after a piano tuner.)

Here's the playlist:

Off Broadway -- Full Moon Turn My Head Around
Steely Dan -- The Fez
Little Feat -- Oh, Atlanta
Bruce Cockburn -- If I Had A Rocket Launcher
Stu Nunnery -- Isle Of Debris
Automatic Man -- My Pearl
Atlanta Rhythm Section -- Another Man's Woman
Status Quo -- Is There A Better Way
Wet Willie -- Keep On Smilin'
Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, & David Freiberg -- Across The Board
City Boy -- Cigarettes
Jackson Browne -- Redneck Friend
The Charlie Daniels Band -- Birmingham Blues
Strawbs -- Lay Down
Billy Joel -- Prelude/Angry Young Man
Steve Winwood -- Time Is Running Out
Ambrosia -- Life Beyond L.A.
The Nazz -- Open My Eyes
Utopia -- Love Is The Answer
Elton John -- Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters
The Marshall Tucker Band -- Can't You See
Gypsy -- Gypsy Queen (Part 1)
Bliss Band -- Doctor
String Driven Thing -- Starving In The Tropics
J. Geils Band -- Whammer Jammer
The Police -- Driven To Tears
Sugarloaf -- Don't Call Us, We'll Call You
Robin Trower -- Sweet Wine Of Love
Spooky Tooth -- Cotton Growing Man
Santana -- She's Not There
Elvin Bishop -- Travelin' Shoes
Shooting Star -- Bring It On
Peter Gabriel -- Solsbury Hill
The Grateful Dead -- Not Fade Away/Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Leon Russell -- Tight Rope
Arthur Brown -- Fire
Grinderswitch -- Pickin' The Blues

I've been drowning out the sound of my upstairs neighbour bouncing bowling balls on his/her floor with these this week:

Brian Plummer – No Questions
George Harrison – Wonderwall Music
The Musicians Of The Nile – Luxor To Isna
Various Artists – A Tribute To Dan Fogelberg (twice)
Yes – Close To The Edge
Steely Dan – Aja
Dick Gaughan – The Definitive Collection
Dick Gaughan – Gaughan
Peter Hammil – The Noise
Robin Trower – Truce
“Guys And Dolls” – The New Broadway Cast Recording
Mama's Pride – Guard Your Heart
Mike Oldfield – Guitars
P.J. Harvey – Rid Of Me
Fish – Raingods With Zippos
Pretenders – Learning To Crawl
June Tabor – Aleyn
Alan Stivell – Dublin (National Stadium – Live)
Thunder – Laughing On Judgement Day
Runrig – The Big Wheel
The Albion Band – Live In Concert
Neverending White Lights – Goodbye Friends Of The Heavenly Bodies
Alanis Morissette – Under Rug Swept

Monday, 5 February 2018

The KSHE Klassics Show, Feb. 4th, 2018

Quotation du jour ~ James Joyce: The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude.

Well, i can't say it was a spectacular edition of the show this week, but still lots of music that i love and still the best radio program that i know of. It was a relatively painless listening experience, too; only a few very brief connection drop-outs, no system crashes, and no stampeding elephants -- jeez, i hate when they show up on Sunday morning!

And here's Jo Jo Gunne. Yeah, i know, the hair. Well, it was the seventies. (I looked like that in the sixties, but i've always been ahead of my time.)

Jo Jo Gunne -- Run Run Run
Steely Dan -- Don't Take Me Alive
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils -- Chicken Train
Todd Rundgren -- We Gotta Get You A Woman
Wishbone Ash -- Blowin' Free
Cream -- I'm So Glad
Charlie -- Killer Cut
Gerry Rafferty -- Baker Street
Jefferson Stasrship -- Ride The Tiger
Deep Purple -- Highway Star
Lake -- Paradise Way
John Mayall -- Room To Move
Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes -- Call Of The Wild
Electric Light Orchestra -- Roll Over Beethoven
Rod Stewart -- Blondes (Have More Fun)
Utopia -- Love In Action
The Charlie Daniels Band -- Orange Blossom Special
Prism -- Spaceship Superstar
Bachman-Turner Overdrive -- Lookin' Out For #1
Billy Joel -- Say Goodbye To Hollywood
Neil Young -- Like A Hurricane
Steve Winwood -- Arc Of A Diver
Moon Martin -- Rolene
Atlanta Rhythm Section -- Georgia Rhythm
Ambrosia -- Nice, Nice, Very Nice
Kansas -- Two Cents' Worth
Strawbs -- Autumn
Chilliwack -- Arms Of Mary
Good Rats -- Injun Joe
The Marshall Tucker Band -- 24 Hours At A Time
Styx -- Father O.S.A.
Elton John -- Harmony
Crosby, Stills & Nash -- Marrakesh Express
Gypsy -- Don't Get Mad (Get Even)
Rainbow -- Man On The Silver Mountain

And here's all the crap i've listened to this week:

John Kirkpatrick – The Duck Race
Jane Siberry – Angels Bend Closer
The Beatles – Help!
Brian Auger & The Trinity – Definitely What!
Various Artists – Reality Bites (O.S.T.)
Richard Thompson – Acoustic Classics 2
Caro Emerald – Metropole Orkest x Caro Emerald
Judy Collins – In My Life
Radiohead – Pablo Honey
Blowzabella – Bobbityshooty
Mark Knopfler – Shangri-La
Rod Stewart – Smiler
Sixpence None The Richer –  Sixpence None The Richer
Phil Collins – Both Sides
Melissa Etheridge – Never Enough
Ofra Haza – Fifty Gates Of Wisdom
Various Artists – Heavy Nuggets
Fish – Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors
Al Stewart – The Year Of The Cat
Rockpile – Seconds Of Pleasure
Mama's Pride – Uptown And Lowdown*
Electric Light Orchestra – Early Years
Dan Fogelberg & Tim Weisberg – No Resemblance Whatsoever
Jack Bruce – Songs For A Tailor
Talk Talk – Spirit Of Eden
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Trilogy
Peter Hammill – From The Trees
Paula Cole – This Bright Red Feeling

*Just downloaded this from iTunes. I really like Mama's Pride and i thought i had their two albums, but last week, on The Rock Magazine (the other program i listen to on KSHE) the dj and my Facebook friend Tommy T. mentioned this, a third album. Whoa! i thought. Must have it! Checked and they're selling it for around $90.00. Er, nope. And doesn't have the CD but has the album available to download -- but they don't download to Canada. EBay only has it on vinyl. Last Christmas, someone gave me an iTunes gift card, so i thought i might as well use it for the first time. Oh, it had already been redeemed! Thanks, the person who gave it to me: nice. So it cost me around $11 on my credit card. I may have to get a part-time job!

Sunday, 28 January 2018

The KSHE Klassics Show, Jan. 28, 2018

Quotation du jour ~ Frank Zappa: Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is THE BEST.

I've said it before and i'll say it again: if i could find a radio station that played this kind of music all the time, i might never leave the house. Just look at that playlist!

Two songs by The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver? Okay by me: i liked that group a lot and their guitarist, Tim Renwick, is one of my favourite players (he went on to become a member of Pink Floyd's touring band). (I'm not altogether sure why he's a favourite: there's certainly nothing amazing about his fretwork, but his timing is immaculate, he has an imagination and he has style. Maybe that is amazing in a day where speed is often mistaken for talent.)

Unusually, it was an almost immaculate listening experience, too. My Internet connection dropped out briefly twice, but both times were during commercial breaks. I missed the first few seconds of The Tubes' song, that's all.

 Chicago -- Make Me Smile
Fleetwood Mac -- Danny's Chant
Sutherland Brothers & Quiver -- (I Don't Want To Love You But) You Got Me Anyway
Steely Dan -- Black Cow
Dicky Betts -- Hand Picked
The Tubes -- Don't Touch Me There
Rick Derringer -- Don't Ever Say Goodbye
Todd Rundgren -- Just One Victory
Head East -- City Of Gold / Fly By Night Lady
Bob Dylan -- All Along The Watchtower
Rare Earth -- Get Ready
The Grateful Dead -- Estimated Prophet
Wet Willie -- Everything That You Do
Wiggy Bits -- Oh Captain
Runner -- Run For Your Life
Yes -- Wonderous Stories
The Allman Brothers Band -- Statesboro Blues
Steve Winwood -- Don't You Know What The Night Can Do
Lou Reed -- Sweet Jane
Jethro Tull -- Teacher
Good Rats -- Back To My Music
Bachman-Turner Overdrive -- Blue Collar
UFO -- Too Hot To Handle
Sutherland Brothers & Quiver -- Slipstream
Poco -- A Good Feeling To Know
Joe Walsh -- Indian Summer
Patti Smith -- Because The Night
Rod Stewart -- Gasoline Alley
Spirit -- I Got A Line On You
Robin Trower -- Victims Of The Fury
Santana -- All I Ever Wanted
Supertramp -- Rudy
Elton John -- Grey Seal
April Wine -- Like A Lover, Like A Song
Steve Hackett -- Narnia
Dan Fogelberg -- Illinois
David Bowie -- Rebel Rebel

And here's what i've been annoying the cat with this week:

Blowzabella – In Colour
Van der Graaf Generator – Still Life
Talk Talk – Laughing Stock
Pyewackett – Pyewackett
The Beatles – The Beatles
Dan Fogelberg – Windows And Walls
Paul Simon – Stranger To Stranger
James Taylor – October Road
Steve Rothery – The Ghosts Of Pripyat
Godley & Creme – Ismism
Seether – Poison The Parish
Steeleye Span – Dodgy Bastards
Yes – Fragile
Mike Heron – Smiling Men With Bad Reputations
Jack Bruce – Songs For A Tailor
Deep Purple – Machine Head
Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Heartbeats Accelerating
Keane – Under The Iron Sea
Dire Straits – Love Over Gold
Caro Emerald – Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor
Stan Rogers – Fogarty's Cove
Jethro Tull – A Passion Play
John Kirkpatrick et al. –  Plain Capers
Tyrannosaurus Rex – A Beard Of Stars
Neil Young – Harvest
The Waterboys – Dream Harder
Pink – Try This
Dan Fogelberg – High Country Snows
Robin Trower – B.L.T.