Monday, 11 December 2017

The KSHE Klassics Show, Dec.10th, 2017

Quotation du jour -- Neil Young: All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don't subscribe to any of that. It's all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the '70s sounds nothing like the stuff from the '80s, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the '90s. Who's to say what is and isn't a certain type of music?

I'm not really sure where i was listening from this morning, as the targeted ads didn't seem to be aimed at a specific geographic location: they were mostly more like national public service announcements. There weren't very many of them, anyway.

It wouldn't be me if i didn't have a couple of problems along the way: the Internet connection died for a coupla minutes and i missed the Peter Gabriel, which was a shame as it's a favourite, and my laptop crashed once -- fortunately at the beginning of a commercial break, so i didn't miss any music there.

What a great show, though! The first song alone -- well, i first heard it here a couple of years ago and bought the Elvin Bishop CD immediately, such a joyful noise. (That's not Elvin in the pic, obviously!)

Elvin Bishop -- Travelin' Shoes
Budgie -- I Ain't No Mountain
Canned Heat -- On The Road Again
Dave Mason -- Let It Go, Let It Flow
Manfred Mann's Earth Band -- For You
Santana -- Everything's Coming Our Way
Fleetwood Mac -- Hypnotized
Michael Stanley -- Last Night
The Band -- Up On Cripple Creek
Kansas -- Portrait (He Knew)
Gypsy -- Tomorrow Is The Last To Be Heard
Van Morrison -- Wild Night
J. Geils Band -- Whammer Jammer
April Wine -- Say Hello
The Marshall Tucker Band -- Take The Highway
Jay Ferguson -- Shakedown Cruise
Eric Clapton -- Let It Rain
Crosby, Stills & Nash -- Dark Star
Sugarloaf -- Don't Call Us, We'll Call You
Jackson Browne -- That Girl Could Sing
Cream -- Tales Of Brave Ulysses
New Riders Of The Purple Sage -- Panama Red
The Police -- Canary In A Coalmine
Triumvirat -- Spartacus
Dan Fogelberg -- As The Raven Flies
The Little River Band -- Help Is On Its Way
The Grateful Dead -- Sugar Magnolia
J. Geils -- Looking For A Love
Charlie Daniels -- Trudy
Peter Gabriel -- Solsbury Hill
Chilliwack -- Something Better
Mama's Pride -- In The Morning
The Clash -- Train In Vain
Pete Townshend -- Pure And Easy
Stanley Clarke -- School Days
Prism -- Hello
Bob Welch -- Sentimental Lady
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen -- Hot Rod Lincoln

And here's what we've been tormenting the neighbours with this week:

Strawbs –  A Choice Collection Of Strawbs
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Mike Oldfield – QE 2
Peter Hammill – The Silent Corner And The Empty Stage
Joni Mitchell – Turbulent Indigo*
Five Hand Reel – Earl O' Moray
Chris Leslie – Dancing Days
Keith Emerson – Emerson Plays Emerson
King Crimson – Red
Marillion – Script For A Jester's Tears
Nazareth – Greatest Hits
Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
Melissa Etheridge – Never Enough
Joni Mitchell – Court And Spark*
Caro Emerald – Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor
Dan Fogelberg – Nether Lands
Steve Earle – Jerusalem
The Beatles – Please Please Me
Joni Mitchell – Taming The Tiger*
Peter Gabriel – So
Afrocelts – Seed
ABBA – The Visitors
Robin Trower – B.L.T.
Herbie Hancock – Gershwin's World
Pentangle – Cruel Sister
Todd Rundgren – The Best Of Todd Rundgren
Steely Dan – Aja
The Tragically Hip – Up To Here
The Sugarcubes – Stick Around For Joy
Richard Thompson – Mock Tudor
Procol Harum – Broken Barricades
Deirdre – Deirdre
Tim Renwick – Privateer

* this Joni Mitchell mini-binge was inspired by my recent reading of David Yaffe's excellent new biography, “Reckless Daughter.” Although I never stopped listening to her music, some of this schtuff I hadn't played in years and i'd almost forgotten how brilliant she can be.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

The KSHE Klassics Show, Dec. 3rd, 2017

Quotation du jour: Nick Hornby  ¬ I love the relationship that anyone has with music ... because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. ... It's the best part of us probably ...

You may recall that, last week, although i started  listening to the show from California, for the rest of the morning i was actually listening from St Louis, and it was great: my interest in all things St Lou includes their radio ads. It didn't happen again, though. I was listening from New York City -- Verizon ads targeted at residents of The Big Apple, etc. Oh, well.

The show started badly: for some reason, it took a long time for me to connect to the audio stream and i missed the Strawbs song, a bummer as it's a favourite. (I have it on CD, though, so i'll listen later.) Otherwise i had no computer or connection problems, which made a nice change and it was a mostly excellent edition; quite a few songs i love dearly, and really only one that i hate: the REO Speedwagon, i can't stand those guys and it baffles me why KSHE loves them so much. Ugh.

Anyway, to celebrate my missing of the first song, here's the album cover.

Strawbs -- Lay Down
The Who -- Magic Bus
Nazareth -- Razamanaz
Eric Clapton -- I've Got A Rock 'N' Roll Heart
Loverboy -- Hot Girls In Love
Rainbow -- Street Of Dreams
Steve Winwood -- Time Is Running Out
Steely Dan -- Pretzel Logic
Heart -- Dreamboat Annie
April Wine -- Sign Of The Gypsy Queen
The Michael Schenker Group -- Cry For The Nations
Real Life -- Send Me An Angel
Chicago -- 25 Or 6 To 4 (live)
The Tarney / Spencer Band -- No Time To Lose
Foreigner -- Rev On The Red Line
Kansas -- What's On My Mind
REO Speedwagon -- Only The Strong Survive
Genesis -- The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
Charlie Daniels -- Uneasy Rider
The Doors -- Back Door Man
Dave Mason -- So High (Rock Me Baby And Roll Me Away)
Flash & The Pan -- Hey, St Peter
Robin Trower -- Too Rolling Stoned
Leon Russell -- Stranger In A Strange Land
Spirit -- Nature's Way
The Spencer Davis Group -- I'm A Man
Foghat -- Dreamer
Trooper -- Round Round We Go
Nazz -- Open My Eyes
Shooting Star -- Tonight
J. Geils Band -- Musta Got Lost
Alice Cooper -- Hello Hurray
Humble Pie -- 30 Days In The Hole
The Animals -- It's My Life
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush -- A New Rock And Roll
Cheryl Dilcher -- Together
Traffic -- Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
Electric Light Orchestra -- Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
Rory Gallagher -- Country Mile
The Allman Brothers Band -- One Way Out
George Harrison -- All Things Must Pass

Here's what we've been annoying the neighbours with this week:

James Taylor – Covers
Jethro Tull –  A
The Beatles – Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years (DVD)
Falco – The Ultimate Collection
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Works, Vol. 2
Steeleye Span – Wintersmith
Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells II
Johnny Hodges – Jazz Masters 35
Kathryn Stott – A Debussy Collection
Terje Rypdal – Odyssey
Robin Trower – B.L.T.
Robin Trower – Truce
John McLaughlin – The Promise
Kate Bush – Never For Ever
Van der Graaf Generator – Do Not Disturb
Elvis Presley – The Number One Hits
Coldplay – Parachutes
Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms
Fairport Convention – Farewell, Farewell
Son Volt – Notes Of Blue
Various Artists – A Little On The CD Side, Vol. 19
Joni Mitchell – Hejira
Kensington Market – Avenue Road
Rory Gallagher – Live! In Europe
Roger McGuinn – Back From Rio
Alphaville – Forever Young
Dan Fogelberg – Windows And Walls

Monday, 27 November 2017

The KSHE Klassics Show, Nov. 26th, 2017

Quotation du jour: Hans Christian Anderson ~ Where words fail, music speaks

It seems i was listening from somewhere in California on Sunday. I hope the weather was nice for me, it was dull and dreary and -1 degree (Celsius) at home. At least, that i was thinking as the audio stream began and i was told that "together we can make California better."

Then something that i really loved, happened. A couple of weeks ago i mentioned that, the outfit that streams KSHE's audio, would, during commercial breaks, replace the local St Louis ads with (a) a sometimes wildly inappropriate song of their own, and/or (b) ads aimed at me based on my geographical location, i.e., wherever my VPN told them i was listening from. That didn't happen this Sunday. There were no extraneous songs and i heard mostly local ads, which was great. I love St Louis so much, i even like their radio ads! I shoulda been born there.... (I wonder if those people will give me a commission...?)

And what a playlist. I know i'm onto a good thing when, in a four hour show, there was only one song that made me want to toss the laptop out of the window, the REO Speedwagon horror. (OMG, i hate that piece of alleged music.) I needed this, too: i had a miserable, stress-filled week at work. You might be surprised to hear that i have another job! Yes, i've been blogging for ten years now and i've earned around $13, so it's not like i need one, but i like to do something that keeps me busy for more than four hours a week.... Last week was too OTT, though. Keep clicking on them ads, folks!

Survivor -- Poor Man's Son
Eric Clapton -- Mainline Florida
Flame -- Beg Me
Bob Dylan -- Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Dave Mason -- We Just Disagree
Prism -- Julie
Good Rats -- Injun Joe
Jeff Beck -- Freeway Jam
Finnigan & Wood -- Highway
John Mellencamp -- Ain't Even Done With The Night
Paul McCartney & Wings -- Venus And Mars / Rock Show
April Wine -- Just Between You And Me
The Who -- Athena
Shooting Star -- Breakout
The Little River Band -- It's A Long Way There
Atlanta Rhythm Section -- I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight
Captain Beyond -- Sufficiently Breathless
Charlie -- L.A. Dreamer
Crosby, Stills & Nash -- Marrakesh Express
Paice Ashton Lord -- Remember The Good Times
Uriah Heep -- The Wizard
Steely Dan -- Black Friday
Charlie Daniels -- Reflections
Rare Bird -- Beautiful Scarlet
Bruce Springsteen -- The Promised Land
Jim Capaldi -- Living On The Edge
Couchois -- Do It In Darkness
Symphonic Slam -- Modane Train
Budgie -- Sky High Percentage
Z.Z. Top -- A Fool For Your Stockings
Nils Lofgren -- No Mercy
The Jimi Hendrix Experience -- Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
REO Speedwagon -- 157 Riverside Avenue
Styx -- Snowblind
Rainbow -- Man On The Silver Mountain

This is what's been under the laser at World HQ this week:

Sharon Shannon – Out The Gap
James Taylor – James Taylor
Terje Rypdal – Chaser
Yes – The Ladder
Trigger Hippy – Trigger Hippy
The Mothers Of Invention – Freak Out!
Eagles – On The Border
Marc Bonilla – American Matador
John Hiatt – Walk On
Caro Emerald – The Shocking Miss Emerald
Highly Strung – Bagatelles And Belgian Lace
Judy Collins – Wildflowers
Crash Parallel – World We Know
Paul McCartney & Wings – Band On The Run
Strawbs – A Choice Selection Of Strawbs
Richard Thompson – Rumor And Sigh
Procol Harum – Broken Barricades
Andy M. Stewart – Man In The Moon
Various Artists – American Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 6
Various Artists – Angel Heart
Kate Bush – The Kick Inside
Five For Fighting – The Battle For Everything
John Lennon – Rock 'N' Roll
Joni Mitchell – Hits
Mark Knopfler – Golden Heart
Runrig – The Cutter And The Clan
Rival Sons – Head Down
Howard Jones – In The Running
Colin James – Bad Habits
Blues Traveler – Four
Siouxsie And The Banshees – The Rapture

Monday, 20 November 2017

The KSHE Klassics Show, Nov. 19th, 2017

Quotation du jour ¬ Joni Mitchell: I see music as fluid architecture.

On Sunday morning, i had a seamless listening experience -- no connection problems at all, and no computer woes. Unlike most of the week. I won't bore you with the details; suffice to say that i needed my modem replaced and had to uninstall and re-install my browser and to be honest, until just a couple of hours prior to the start of the show, i wasn't certain i'd be able to listen at all, except on my iPad with a $45 Bluetooth speaker, which sounds okay but can't compare to the Altec-Lansings i have on the computer. I sorted everything out, though. I'm not just another pretty face.

And it was a great show yet again -- only one song i really can't stand (The Marshall Tucker Band) and several that i truly love (Yes, Rockpile, the Rod Stewart -- i know, kids, it may be hard to believe now, but Rod Stewart created some brilliant music back in the seventies).

And this photograph of Joni Mitchell has absolutely no relevance to the show -- i doubt if KSHE has ever played Joni -- but i'm reading David Yaffe's biography of her atm, and it's excellent, so she's been on my mind.

Grand Funk Railroad -- Closer To Home / I'm Your Captain
The Allman Brothers Band -- Revival
Mason Proffit -- Two Hangmen
Bob Dylan -- Highway 61 Revisited
Neil Young -- Like A Hurricane
Strawbs -- Heartbreaker
Eric Clapton -- Let It Grow
Automatic Man -- My Pearl
Little Feat -- Oh, Atlanta
Yes -- And You And I
John Mayall -- Room To Move
The Electric Light Orchestra -- Sweet Talkin' Woman
Vinegar Joe -- Never Met A Dog
Loverboy -- Lucky Ones
Utopia -- Love In Action
Bruce Cockburn -- If I Had A Rocket Launcher
Prism -- Spaceship Superstar
Chilliwack -- Roll On
The Jimi Hendrix Experience -- The Wind Cries Mary
Brownsville Station -- Lady (Put The Light On Me)
The Marshall Tucker Band -- Can't You See
The Grateful Dead -- Playing In The Band
Rockpile -- Teacher Teacher
Rod Stewart -- Handbags And Gladrags
Kansas -- It Takes A Woman's Love (To Make A Man)
Status Quo -- Is There A Better Way
The Blend -- The Prize
.38 Special -- Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
Pink Floyd -- San Tropez
Blue Oyster Cult -- Godzilla
Tucky Buzzard -- Gold Medallions
City Boy -- Cigarettes
The Byrds -- Eight Miles High
Jackson Browne -- Rock Me On The Water
Peter Frampton -- Lines On My Face

Here's what my cat has been dancing to / yowling at this week:

Anderson Ponty Band – Better Late Than Never
Saga – Full Circle
Jonathan Edwards – Jonathan Edwards
Rory Gallagher – Against The Grain
Kate & Anna McGarrigle – La Vache Qui Pleure
B.B. King – Blues Summit
Joan Osborne – Pretty Little Stranger
Randy Newman – Little Criminals
Marillion – Holidays In Eden
Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic
Fairport Convention – Rosie
David Crosby – If I Could Only Remember My Name
Seether – Poison The Parish
Nic Jones – In Search Of Nic Jones
Caro Emerald – Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor (DVD)
Richie Havens – The Best Of Richie Havens
Martin Carthy – Crown Of Horn
Linda Ronstadt – Greatest Hits, Volume 2
Highly Strung – When The Winds Begin To Sing
The Beatles – Beatles For Sale
Steeleye Span – Parcel Of Rogues
Jennifer Warnes – Famous Blue Raincoat
Switchfoot – The Beautiful Letdown
Jeff Beck – Flash
Bluehorses – Ten Leagues Beyond The Wild World's End
Dan Fogelberg – Phoenix
Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick
Waterson:Carthy – Broken Ground
3: … To The Power Of Three
Richard Thompson – Sweet Talker
Joni Mitchell – The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
Various  Artists – New Wave Hits Of The 80's, Vol. 6
Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends
Keane – Under The Iron Sea
Eagles – On The Border
Fleetwood Mac – Tribute To The Blues
Martyn Bennett – Bothy Culture

Sunday, 12 November 2017

The KSHE Klassics Show, Nov. 12th, 2017

Quotation du jour -- John Cleese: You realize as you grow older that almost nobody knows what they are talking about.

Well, another four hours just whizzed by.... (I was whizzing all over the USA, too, according to the ads inserted by i was in NYC, i was in the San Francisco area, i was even in St Louis!) (Of all places....)

The highlight of this morning's program was definitely the song by City Boy, one of my all-time favourites, but really, there was so much wonderful music today. It was a seamless listening experience, too -- for a change: no BSODs, no connection drop-outs at all.

Here are The Allman Brothers. Scruffy looking bunch, weren't they. But that's an essential album.

The Allman Brothers Band -- Whipping Post
Dave Mason -- Feelin' Alright
Michael Stanley -- Nothing's Gonna Change My Mind
Bruce Springsteen -- Cadillac Ranch
Tony Carey -- I Won't Be Home Tonight
Supertramp -- Poor Boy
George Harrison -- So Sad
Strawbs -- Keep On Trying
Pousette-Dart Band -- Amnesia
Jethro Tull -- Cross-Eyed Mary
Charlie Daniels -- Saddle Tramp
April Wine -- All Over Town
Jay Ferguson -- Thunder Island
Steely Dan -- The Royal Scam
Novo Combo -- Tattoo
Nazareth -- This Flight Tonight
Blue Oyster Cult -- I Love The Night
Gerry Rafferty -- Baker Street
Pink Floyd -- Pigs (Three Different Ones)
Electric Light Orchestra -- Turn To Stone
Firefall -- Livin' Ain't Livin'
Joe Cocker -- She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Martin Briley -- Salt In My Tears
The Steve Miller Band -- Space Cowboy
The Firm -- Radioactive
Joe Walsh -- Turn To Stone
The Fixx -- Red Skies
Journey -- The Girl Can't Help It
The Atlanta Rhythm Section -- Another Man's Woman
The Police -- Driven To Tears
Santana -- All I Ever Wanted
Robin Trower -- Caledonia
The Grateful Dead -- Uncle John's Band
Cream -- Badge
City Boy --
Sammy Hagar -- The Ice Man
The Alan Parsons Project -- I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You

Here's what we've been oppressing the neighbours with this week. It isn't a long list – i've been busy elsewhere!

Rory Gallagher – Deuce
Paula Cole – Ballads
Billy Joel – The Essential Billy Joel
Highly Strung – When The Winds Begin To Sing
Highly Strung – Bagatelles And Belgian Lace
Heart – Heart
Fish – Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors
Van der Graaf Generator – Do Not Disturb
Dan Fogelberg – Captured Angel
Gowan – Strange Animal
Murray McLauchlan – Greatest Hits
Five Hand Reel – For A' That
Caro Emerald – Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor (Platinum Edition)
Roy Wood – Exotic Mixture
Peter Hammill – pH7
Crowded House – Recurring Dream
Fairport Convention – Angel Delight
The Beatles – Help!
Yes – Yesshows
Camel – I Can See Your House From Here
Bill Bruford's Earthworks – All Heaven Broke Loose
Peter Gabriel – Passion
Emmylou Harris – Profile II – The Best Of Emmylou Harris
Steve Earle РEl Corazón
Genesis – Abacab

Sunday, 5 November 2017

The KSHE Klassics Show, Nov. 5th, 2017

Quotation du jour: Ludwig Van Beethoven ¬ Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.

Thanks to my VPN, i was listening to the program from New York City this week -- at least, according to the ads that was inserting, but that's okay with me: i used to feel that NYC was my spiritual home. Until, that is, i went to St Louis and discovered the Delmar Loop area....

Anyway, to the music. I was thinking, when Uman (the show's host) played the track by The Kings -- the second song by a Canadian group in less than an hour -- that KSHE plays a disproportionate amount of music from The Great White North, and out of curiosity i looked at the website of another American station i have bookmarked. Their playlist indicated that they had played just one Canadian performer since midnight, and that was Jeff Healey (who i happen to think was over-rated). (And before any of my anonymous commentards decide to flame me, that is my OPINION. I happen to like ABBA. So what?)

After the Kings' song finished, as yet another example of GMTA, Uman himself remarked on this phenomenon, saying, with a chuckle, that "the amount of Canadian music we play on the Klassics Show is ridiculous, when you think about it." Of course, there was only one more Canuck track for the rest of the show.

Anyway, it was a great show: i'd be delighted to hear Rory Gallagher every week, that Kings' song is a classic for sure (and, indeed a klassic), plus Genesis, The Allman Brothers, Mama's Pride, Robin Trower, Steely Dan, Wishbone Ash, Billy Joel, Yes, ELO -- all performers whose music i love.

Normally, i try to head the playlist with a photo that's relevant to the first song, but i really couldn't think of one for The Beat's song, so here's a pic of Rory Gallagher, the best blues-rock guitarist of all time, ever.

The Beat -- Don't Wait Up For Me Tonight
April Wine -- Oowatanite
Toto -- I'll Supply The Love
Journey -- Spaceman
Icehouse -- Electric Blue
Joe Walsh -- At The Station
The Kings -- This Beat Goes On / Switchin' To Glide
Roger Daltrey -- One Man Band
The Allman Brothers Band -- Blue Sky
Rory Gallagher -- Brute Force And Ignorance
Supertramp -- Hide In Your Shell
Bruce Springsteen -- 10th Avenue Freeze-Out
Mama's Pride -- Can I Call You A Cab
Genesis -- I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
Bob Dylan -- Lay, Lady, Lay
Little Feat -- All That You Dream
Michael Stanley -- In The Heartland
Robin Trower -- Bridge Of Sighs
Runner -- Run For Your Life
Steely Dan -- Any Major Dude Will Tell You
Mountain -- Nantucket Sleighride
B.B King -- The Thrill Is Gone
Wishbone Ash -- Blowin' Free
The Marshall Tucker Band -- Searchin' For A Rainbow
Montrose -- Rock The Nation
Shooting Star -- Hang On For Your Life
New England -- Don't Ever Want To Lose Ya
Elton John -- All The Girls Love Alice
Nazareth -- Holiday
Todd Rundgren -- Just One Victory
Billy Joel -- The Ballad Of Billy The Kid
Michael Martin Murphey -- Wildfire
Moon Martin -- Rolene
Yes -- Wonderous Stories
Danny Spanos -- Hot Cherie
Foreigner -- Starrider
The Electric Light Orchestra -- Roll Over Beethoven
Bachman-Turner Overdrive -- Hey You

It really is the highlight of my week, you know...

And here's what Cate and i forced the neighbours to listen to this week:

The Chieftains – The Chieftains 4
Jack Bruce – A Question Of Time
Tim Renwick – Privateer
James Taylor – Sweet Baby James
Wishbone Ash – There's The Rub
Thunder – Back Street Symphony
Tori Amos – From The Choirgirl Hotel
Stan Rogers – The Very Best Of Stan Rogers
John Kirkpatrick – Coat-Tails Flying
Roger Waters – Amused To Death
Peter Hammill – From The Trees
Trevor Jones et al  – Angel Heart
The Albion Band – Before Us Stands Yesterday
Stephen Stills – Stephen Stills 2
The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour
Bonnie Raitt – Silver Lining
Genesis – Nursery Cryme
Return To Forever – Romantic Warrior
Peter Hammill – And Close As This
Runrig – Transmitting Live
Rockpile – Seconds Of Pleasure
Steely Dan – Katy Lied
This Mortal Coil – Filigree And Shadow
Five Hand Reel – For A' That
Dan Fogelberg – High Country Snows
Jon Anderson – Change We Must
Joan Osborne – Love And Hate
The Kinks – The Collection
Colin James – Twentyfive Live
Enya – A Day Without Rain (Ed note – a day without rain? In Stratford? Unbelieveable!)

Monday, 30 October 2017

KSHE Klassics, Oct. 29, 2017

Quotation du jour ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Forgive me, Majesty. I am a vulgar man! But I assure you, my music is not.

It was a hassle-free listening experience this week, folks, with very few brief connection drop-outs and, better yet, no BSODs (Blue Screens Of Death). I had a couple during the week, but none on Sunday, so i was able to listen to all of this excellent edition of The Klassics Show virtually uninterrupted.

I want to blether a bit about the outfit that streams KSHE's audio, listenlive [dot] co. When i first started listening to KSHE, all those years ago, it was a different company that handled the stream (i forget its name), and one of the things that piqued my interest in St Louis was listening to the local ads. I'll never forget listening to Arnold, owner of the Goodfeet Store (which also has a branch in Shiloh, Illinois, you know) -- he's quite a character! -- although it struck me as very odd hearing ads for hospitals....

But about three years ago, listenlive [dot] co. took over and decided to block the audio stream to my country. I now need to listen using a VPN.* But worse than that, listen deletes the local advertising and replaces it with ads aimed at my geographical area which, thanks to the VPN, is usually New York City (although i've been hearing an ad for a restaurant in Santa Clara, California, recently).

It gets worser: listenlive also inserts songs of their own choosing that are generally wildly inappropriate, often poorly recorded, and sometimes utterly abysmal. Every week, for instance, i have to suffer two songs i hate but two bands i can't stand, KISS and Aerosmith. The things i have to endure to listen to the best radio program that i know of -- and to bring you this playlist each week....

Oh, look, there's Dickie Betts:

Dickie Betts -- Hand Picked
Dave Mason -- Mystic Traveler
Off Broadway -- Full Moon Turn Your Head Around
Santana -- She's Not There
Brave Belt -- Another Way Out
Joe Walsh -- Meadows
Ronnie Montrose -- Town Without Pity
Traffic -- Empty Pages
Strawbs -- Autumn
Robin Trower -- My Love (Burning Love)
Bob Dylan -- Blowin' In The Wind
Arthur Brown -- Fire
The Who -- Slip Kid
Chicago -- Make Me Smile
.38 Special -- Rock And Roll Strategy
Steve Walsh -- Every Step Of The Way
Cat Stevens -- Bitterblue
Leon Russell -- Tightrope
Creedence Clearwater Revival -- Midnight Special
Loggins & Messina -- Angry Eyes
Rick Derringer -- Don't Ever Say Goodbye
Foreigner -- Women
April Wine -- Roller
Frankie And The Knockouts -- Running Into The Night
The Boomtown Rats -- I Don't Like Mondays
Jethro Tull -- Living In The Past
Wet Willie -- Everything That You Do (Will Come Back To You)
John Mellencamp -- Small Paradise
Patti Smith -- Because The Night
Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes -- Call Of The Wild
Lou Reed -- Sweet Jane
Electric Light Orchestra -- Poker
Styx -- Lady
The Rolling Stones -- Wild Horses
REO Speedwagon -- Son Of A Poor Man

Here's what we've been “grooving” to (as we hipsters say) at home this week:

Bruce Cockburn – In The Falling Dark
Thin Lizzy – Live And Dangerous
Dan Fogelberg & Tim Weisberg – No Resemblance Whatsoever
Various Artists – Passion Sources
Pink Floyd – Ummagumma
Dan Fogelberg – Full Circle
Jeff Beck – You Had It Coming
The Fray – How To Save A Life
Mr Fox – Join Us In Our Game
Dan Fogelberg – Nether Lands
Fairport Convention – The Five Seasons
Electric Light Orchestra – Early Years
Peter Hammill – Fireships
Jefferson Airplane – Bless Its Pointed Little Head
Joni Mitchell – Night Ride Home
Matchbox 20 – Yourself Or Someone Like You
Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
Dead Can Dance – Spiritchaser
Various Artists – Boogie Nights 2
Shirley & Dolly Collins – Anthems In Eden
Jennifer Warnes – Famous Blue Raincoat
Supertramp – Crisis? What Crisis?
Jeff Beck – Live At The Hollywood Bowl
Joan Osborne – Songs Of Bob Dylan
Five Hand Reel – Earl O' Moray
The Tragically Hip – Up To Here
Stan Rogers – Fogarty's Cove
Santana – Milagro
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
The Byrds – Free Flyte

*My VPN is Tunnel Bear and i'd recommend them highly. They have a free version that gives you 500 MB of data a month, but i pay $9.99 (USD) a month for unlimited and it's worth every cent.