Monday, 17 July 2017

The KSHE Klassics Show, July 16, 2017

Quotation du jour ~ Maya Angelou “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”

Another excellent edition. As i've written before, if i could find a radio station that played this kinda schtuff – classic rock that you rarely hear anywhere else – i might never leave my nest. (But, really, John. Two versions of “Arms Of Mary”? The Sutherland Brothers' version, which was the original, is excellent and Chilliwack's cover version is pretty darned good, too, but, why?)

Most radio stations have playlists of maybe 300 songs, and so of course you hear the same music over and over. KSHE, during its normal programming hours, is, i admit, a little like that too. I like to hear the unexpected, and i invariably do on Sunday mornings.

(There's an online station, also from St Louis, St Louis Classic Rock dot com ( i listen to occasionally and they pride themselves on their playlist of well over five thousand songs. But a lot of what they play is obscure – and deserves to be!)

As a footnote, i was once again able to listen to the show in its entirety without any of the computery troubles that used to beset me on Sunday mornings (but rarely at any other time). I don't think that i did anything to solve the problems other than general maintenance, but i'm certainly not complaining.

Here's the playlist:

Jefferson Starship – Ride The Tiger
The Marshall Tucker Band – Heard It In A Love Song
Little River Band – It's A Long Way There
Bob Dylan – Mr Tambourine Man
Moon Martin – Rolene
America – Don't Cross The River
Steely Dan – My Old School
Sutherland Brothers & Quiver – Arms Of Mary
Head East – Love Me Tonight
Paice Ashton Lord – Remember The Good Times
The Byrds – So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
Kansas – The Wall
Michael Murphey – Wildfire
Rare Bird – Beautiful Scarlet
Bruce Springsteen – Badlands
Kantner / Slick / Freiberg – Across The Board
Climax Blues Band – Using The Power
Tucky Buzzard – Gold Medallions
Chilliwack – Arms Of Mary
Runner – Run For Your Life
Grateful Dead – Sugar Magnolia
Danny Spanos – Hot Cherie
Jimi Hendix Experience – Crosstown Traffic
Budgie – Sky High Percentage
Billy Joel – The Entertainer
Real Life – Send Me An Angel
Electric Light Orchestra – Livin' Thing
Firefall – Livin' Ain't Livin'
Sammy Hagar – (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Manfred Mann's Earthband – For You
Spirit – I Got A Line On You
Ambrosia – Holdin' On To Yesterday
Eric Clapton – Let It Grow
April Wine – Sign Of The Gypsy Queen
Michael Stanley – He Can't Love You
Wet Willie – Street Corner Serenade
Gypsy – Tomorrow Is The Last To Be Heard
Ian Hunter – Cleveland Rocks
The Doors – Back Door Man

Here's what we played at World Headquarters this week:

Steve Reich – Drumming
3 – To The Power Of Three
Sandie Shaw – The Very Best Of Sandie Shaw
The Doobie Brothers – Best Of The Doobies
Kronos Quartet – Górecky String Quartets
Rory Gallagher – Fresh Evidence
The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver – Beat Of The Street
The Allman Brothers Band – Brothers And Sisters
Melissa Etheridge – Your Little Secret
Genesis – Nursery Cryme
Keane – Perfect Symmetry
Sheryl Crow – Be Myself
Jonathan Edwards – Jonathan Edwards
Paula Cole – This Bright Red Feeling
Robert Fripp – Exposure
George Harrison – Early Takes Volume 1
Chantal Kreviazuk – Ghost Stories
Talk Talk – Spirit Of Eden
Yes – Union
John Hiatt – Walk On
Fairport Convention – Full House
Jackson Browne – Running On Empty
Yes – Tales From Topographic Oceans
Roy Wood Wizzo Band – Super Active Wizzo
Dan Fogelberg – Love In Time
Andy Irvine & Paul Brady – Andy Irvine & Paul Brady
Amanda Marshall – Intermission: The Singles Collection
Ofra Haza – Shaday
The Beatles – Help!

Monday, 10 July 2017

The KSHE Klassics Show, July 9th, 2017

Quotation du jour ~ William Blake: Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

Gloriosky, i was able to listen with out any computer problems at all today. I must be living right, or have been this week anyway. Sadly, the show seemed to just whizz by so quickly. I thought there must be at least an hour to go when John (i can call him John, i met him) said he was heading out the door.

This morning was a perfect example of why this programme is the highlight of my week – quite a few songs i love (in fact i have marked those with an asterisk, in case you're interested) and only one that i positively can't stand (that would be the REO Speedwagon disaster). Between those extremes everything was perfectly acceptable. Well done, Uman!

Peter Gabriel – Solsbury Hill*
The James Gang – Must Be Love
Rocky Burnette – Tired Of Towin' The Line
Brownsville Station – Smokin' In The Boys' Room
Neil Young – Like A Hurricane*
Bruce Springsteen – Prove It All Night
Novo Combo – Tattoo
John Mellencamp – A Little Night Dancin'
The Band – The Weight*
Steely Dan – Time Out Of Mind*
REO Speedwagon -- 157 Riverside Avenue
April Wine – Say Hello*
Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway*
Jefferson Starship – The Girl With The Hungry Eyes
Kansas – What's On My Mind
The Grateful Dead – One More Saturday Night
Brave Belt – Another Way Out
Electric Light Orchestra – Turn To Stone*
Breathless – Takin' It Back
Wishbone Ash – Blowin' Free*
Eagles – Wasted Time
Steve Winwood – Time Is Running Out
The Marshall Tucker Band – Searchin' For A Rainbow
Free – Wishing Well*
Wiggy Bits – Oh Captain
Tony Carey – I Won't Be Home Tonight
Traffic – Medicated Goo
Heart – Dreamboat Annie*
The Kinks – Tired Of Waiting For You*
Michael Stanley – Nothing's Gonna Change My Mind
UFO – Too Hot To Handle
Fleetwood Mac – Oh Well (live)*
Leon Russell – Tightrope
The Tubes – Sushi Girl
Elvin Bishop – Travelin' Shoes*
Uriah Heep – Lady In Black
Zebra – Who's Behind The Door?
Arlo Guthrie – Coming In To Los Angeles
Lake – On The Run
Van Morrison – Wild Night*

And this is what was under the laser here at Spriggs Towers this week:

Dan Fogelberg – Souvenirs
Peter Gabriel – Birdy
Kate Rusby – 20
Radiohead – OK Computer
Jeff Beck – Crazy Legs
Talk Talk – Laughing Stock
Sparks – Exotic Creatures Of The Deep
Various Artists – Compil Folk 19
The Tragically Hip – Now For Plan A
Thunder – Behind Closed Doors
Billy Talent – Dead Silence
Donovan – A Gift From A Flower To A Garden
Talk Talk – Spirit Of Eden
The Tragically Hip – Yer Favourites
Max Webster – High Class In Borrowed Shoes
Peter Hammill – Skin
Steely Dan – Countdown To Ecstasy
Sting – The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
Seether – Poison The Parish
The Beatles – Rubber Soul
Ray Davies – Americana
Terje Rypdal & The Chasers – Blue
Marillion – F.E.A.R.
Genesis – Duke
Dan Fogelberg – Windows And Walls
Jane Siberry – The Speckless Sky
Rory Gallagher – Jinx
Dead Can Dance – Aion
Ashley Hutchings – By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down And Wept

Monday, 3 July 2017

KSHE Klassics, July 2, 2017

Quotation du jour ~ Terry Pratchett: "It's not worth doing something unless you are doing something that someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing."

Happy 4th of July to my American reader.

It's the “Four On The Fourth” weekend on KSHE, their annual Independence Day feature: listeners submit four songs that they'd like to hear played, and, every hour they feature a set.

I wasn't especially looking forward to it, though, as, last year, some of the selections were wildly inappropriate. Turns out i was worried for nothing, though. All the songs fit in seamlessly with the theme of the Klassics Show. In fact the only time you knew it was “Four On The Fourth” was when we heard four songs in a row by Mama's Pride, and i'm sure as shootin' not going to complain about that, especially as the listener, Jim Risk, chose four of my favourite songs of theirs! (“Blue Mist,” incidentally, was voted the #1 KSHE Klassic song of all-time, ever, in a poll a few years back.)

And here's the host of the show, John Ulett himself. I met him last year and he's as nice a man as he seems to be on the radio :-)

The Boomtown Rats – I Don't Like Mondays
Bachman Turner Overdrive – Gimme Your Money Please
Nick Gilder – You Really Rock Me
Beat – Don't Wait Up For Me Tonight
New England – Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya
Sniff 'N' The Tears – Driver's Seat
The Kings – This Beat Goes On / Switchin' To Glide
Jo Jo Gunne – Ready Freddy
Henry Gross – One More Tomorrow
Kenny Loggins – Love Has Come Of Age
Robin Trower – Little Bit Of Sympathy
Todd Rundgren – Can We Still Be Friends
Patti Smith – Because The Night
Def Leppard – Hello America
Nantucket – California
Dan Fogelberg – Illinois
Missouri – Movin' On
Z.Z. Top – A Fool For Your Stockings
Little Feat – Dixie Chicken
Joe Walsh – At The Station
Blues Image – Ride Captain Ride
Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick
The Sutherland Brothers – Slipstream
The Moody Blues – Ride My See-Saw
Mama's Pride – Blue Mist
Mama's Pride – Ole St Lou
Mama's Pride – Can I Call You A Cab
Mama's Pride – She's A Stranger To Me Now
The Grateful Dead – Playing In The Band
Finnigan & Wood – Highway
Toto – I'll Supply The Love
Cat Stevens – Bitterblue
Charlie – She Loves To Be In Love
Trooper – Raise A Little Hell
Saga – On The Loose
Santana – All I Ever Wanted
Triumph – Hold On
Big Country – In A Big Country
Blue Cheer – Summertime Blues

Here's my playlist for the week – a long list as i had the week off (though i doubt if anyone will be interested enough to read it):

Jeff Beck – Emotion And Commotion
Sheryl Crow – Be Myself
Caro Emerald – Emerald Island
Jane Siberry – Angels Bend Closer
Dan Fogelberg – The Wild Places
Ashley Hutchings – By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down And Wept
Genesis – Foxtrot
Donovan – Sunshine Superman
Uriah Heep – The Magician's Birthday
Trigger Hippy – Trigger Hippy
Yes – Keys To Ascension
Afro Celt Sound System – Volume 2: Release
Steeleye Span – Dodgy Bastards
Martin Carthy – Crown Of Horn
Various Artists – Compil Folk 8
Katrina And The Waves – Walking On Sunshine: The Greatest Hits Of Katrina And The Waves
Jonathan Edwards – Jonathan Edwards
Procol Harum – Home
Mama's Pride – Mama's Pride
Terje Rypdal – Waves
Joan Osborne – Love And Hate
The Fray – How To Save A Life
Lyle Lovett – Pontiac
Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes
Baka Beyond – Spirit Of The Forest
Capercaillie – To The Moon
Dead Can Dance – Spleen And Ideal
Electric Light Orchestra – Early Years
FM – Black Noise
Genesis – Wind And Wuthering
Andy Irvine & Paul Brady – Andy Irvine & Paul Brady
Steeleye Span – Gone To Australia (On Tour 1975 -84)
Garmarna – Hildegard von Bingen
Iron And Wine – Woman King
Mark Knopfler – Sailing To Philadelphia
A Foot In Coldwater – A Second Foot In Coldwater
Matchbox 20 – Yourself Or Someone Like You
Kate & Anna McGarrigle – La Vache Qui Pleure
Dan Fogelberg – Live At Carnegie Hall
Rory Gallagher – Against The Grain
Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
David Crosby – If I Could Only Remember My Name
Kronos Quartet – Pieces Of Africa
Ian Anderson – The Secret Language Of Birds
Duke Ellington – It Don't Mean A Thing: Classic Recordings Vol. 2, 1930-1934
Harmonium – L'Heptade
Mike Batt – Tarot Suite
Maddy Prior & Tim Hart – Summer Solstice
Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel

Monday, 26 June 2017

KSHE Klassics, June 25th, 2017

Quotation du jour ~ Marilyn Monroe (speaking about one of her photo sessions): It's not true I had nothing on. I had the radio on.

Not really a great deal to say about this instalment, although i did have a panic attack about ten minutes before the program began: the dreaded Blue Screen Of Death. (Damned netio.sys failed yet again.) I was afraid that rebooting and re-opening the VPN and the browser would cause me to miss some of the music. It didn't, but it was close.

I love(d) Thin Lizzy.

Thin Lizzy -- Dancing In The Moonlight
Journey -- On A Saturday Night
Stephen Stills -- Love The One You're With
The Grateful Dead -- Estimated Prophet
Elton John -- Where To Now St Peter
April Wine -- Oowatanite
The Marshall Tucker Band -- Can't You See
Rare Bird -- Turn Your Head
Horslips -- Sure The Boy Was Green
Jay Ferguson -- Thunder Island
Steely Dan -- Black Cow
Rare Earth -- Get Ready
Michel Stanley -- All I Ever Wanted
It's A Beautiful Day -- White Bird
Lynyrd Skynyrd -- I Know A Little
‌Queen -- Bicycle Race
Blend – The Prize
Grand Funk Railroad – Footstompin' Music
Martin Briley – Salt In My Tears
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River
Blue Oyster Cult – I Love The Night
Billy Joel – The Ballad Of Billy The Kid
Stingray – The Man In My Shoes
David Bowie – The Jean Genie
Mama's Pride – She's A Stranger To Me Now
Strawbs – Lay Down
Prism – Hello
Flame – Beg Me
Uriah Heep – July Morning
Wet Willie – Everything That You Do (Will Come Back To You)
Foghat – Stone Blue
Nazareth – Razamanaz
Van Morrison – Into The Mystic
Good Rats – Injun Joe

And here's what I played at home this week:

Caro Emerald – Acoustic Sessions
Marillion – F.E.A.R
Various Artists – Passion Sources
Dan Fogelberg – High Country Snows
Nanci Griffith – The MCA Years: A Retrospective
A Foot In Coldwater – A Foot In Coldwater
10 c.c. – How Dare You!
Jethro Tull – Minstrel In The Gallery
Steely Dan – A Decade Of Steely Dan
Van der Graaf Generator – Do Not Disturb
Yes – Fragile
Waterson:Carthy – Broken Ground
Home – Pause For A Hoarse Horse
Crosby, Stills & Nash – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Various Artists – Folk And More, Vol. 17
Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story
Steeleye Span – Time
June Tabor – Against The Streams
Emitt Rhodes – The Emitt Rhodes Recordings, 1969 – 1979
Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel
Jon & Vangelis – Page Of Life
The Beatles – Please Please Me
Linda Thompson – Dreams Fly Away
Uriah Heep – Demons And Wizards
Rory Gallagher – Defender
Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Soup
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Dire Straits – Money For Nothing
Albert King w. Stevie Ray Vaughan – In Session

Monday, 19 June 2017

KSHE Klassics Show, June 18, 2017

Quotation du jour: Albert Einstein: When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity. 

This morning's show just flew by but, well, it wouldn't be Sunday if i didn't have technical problems that i don't seem to have on any other day. I had a bit of trouble tapping into KSHE's audio stream this morning and missed the first few minutes, which meant that i didn't hear most of "Sepia Sister" by Shoot (or is it "Shoot" by Sepia Sister?). It didn't overly bother me, though: not exactly a major classic after all. Or even a major Klassic. But with my secondary browser, Avast's Safe Zone, it worked immediately. Not sure what happened there, because the last time i listened to KSHE (Thursday), Vivaldi worked fine.

But the BSOD which meant that i missed George Harrison altogether was a bit of a bore -- yes, netio.sys failed again. Shit.

Anyway, here's the playlist -- not an exceptional edition, but still the best program on the wireless. (Younger readers may not know that "wireless" is an old term for "radio." In actual fact i'm so wired the rear of my desk is spaghetti-like.)

Shoot -- Sepia Sister
Z.Z. Top -- Arrested For Driving While Blind
Little Feat -- Oh Atlanta
Steely Dan -- The Fez
The Grateful Dead -- Friend Of The Devil
Stillwater -- Women (Beautiful Women)
Grand Funk Railroad -- Closer To Home / I'm Your Captain
Jay Ferguson -- Shakedown Cruise
J. Geils -- Looking For A Love
Atlanta Rhythm Section -- Another Man's Woman
Traffic -- Freedom Rider
String Driven Thing -- Circus
Jackson Browne -- Boulevard
Wet Willie -- Keep On Smilin'
Robin Trower -- I'm Out To Get You
Diesel -- Sausalito Summernight
Rod Stewart -- Blondes (Have More Fun)
Michael Murphey -- Geronimo's Cadillac
The Police -- Invisible Sun
Rick Derringer -- Don't Ever Say Goodbye
Loggins & Messina -- Nobody But You
April Wine -- Wings Of Love
Santana -- Everything's Coming Our Way
Mott The Hoople -- All The Way From Memphis
Heart -- Even It Up
Procol Harum -- A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Frankie And The Knockouts -- Running Into The Night
Ian MacLagan -- Little Troublemaker
George Harrison -- All Things Must Pass
Lou Reed -- Sweet Jane
Dixon House Band -- Sooner Or Later
Jefferson Airplane -- Volunteers
Rainbow -- Long Live Rock And Roll
The Who -- Love Reign O'er Me
Mountain -- Nantucket Sleighride
John Stewart -- Gold

And this is what i've played at home this week, because i know you're fascinated:

Kronos Quartet – Pieces Of Africa
Dan Fogelberg – Nether Lands
Fish – A Feast Of Consquences
Midori – Live At Carnegie Hall
The Move – Looking On
Marillion – Sounds That Can't Be Made
Joan Baez – The First Ten Tears 1960 – 1970
The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver – Beat Of The Street
Dan Fogelberg – The Innocent Age
Matchbox Twenty – Mad Season
Donovan – Sutras
The Albion Band – The Prospect Before Us
Steeleye Span – Below The Salt
Fairport Convention – Jewel In The Crown
Rory Gallagher – Calling Card
Various Artists – Folk And More, Vol. 16
The Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
P.J. Harvey – White Chalk
King Crimson – Red
James Taylor – Sweet Baby James
America – History: America's Greatest Hits
Rod Stewart – A Spanner In The Works
Tyrannosaurus Rex – A Beard Of Stars
Andy M. Stewart & Manus Lunny – At It Again
Big Sugar – Revolution Per Minute
Wishbone Ash – Pilgrimage
Robin Trower – Day Of The Eagle
The Faces – Long Player
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – The Best Years Of Our Lives
Peter Gabriel – Birdy
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – In The Hot Seat
Jack Bruce – Somethinels
Talking Heads – The Best Of Talking Heads

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

KSHE Klassics, June 11th, 2017

Quotation du jour ~ David Bowie: Love descends on those defenceless / Idiot love will spark the fusion.

Whoa, the Klassics show just flew by today. I thought that there must be at least an hour more's worth of wonderful music when Uman announced that he was heading out the door. And i was undisturbed by any technical problems.... For a change! Here's what he played:

And that's Strawbs, there.

Strawbs -- Autumn
The Police -- Canary In A Coalmine
The Grateful Dead -- Uncle John's Band
Shooting Star -- You've Got What I Need
Genesis -- Visions Of Angels
Angel -- Rock And Rollers
Charlie Daniels -- The South's Gonna Do It Again
Jefferson Starship -- Can't Find Love
Alvin Lee & Mylon Lefevre -- So Sad (No Love Of His Own)
Jethro Tull -- Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll, Too Young To Die
Foghat -- My Babe
George Harrison -- Bangladesh
Charlie -- Killer Cut
Blue Oyster Cult -- Hot Rails To Hell
Black Oak Arkansas -- Jim Dandy
The Greg Kihn Band -- The Breakup Song (They Don't Write Em)
Utopia -- Love Is The Answer
Loggins And Messina -- Angry Eyes
Little Feat -- Rocket In My Pocket
April Wine -- I Like To Rock
Fleetwood Mac -- Spare Me A Little Of Your Love
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils -- Chicken Train
Bad Company -- Crazy Circles
Michael Bolton -- Fool's Game
Santana -- Well All Right
Styx -- Lady
Prism -- Julie
Procol Harum -- Conquistador
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band -- Turn The Page
Uriah Heep -- The Wizard
Gypsy -- Dead And Gone
Michael Stanley -- Don't Stop The Music
Steely Dan -- Bodhisattva
.38 Special -- Rock And Roll Strategy
Rare Earth -- I Just Want Celebrate
Dwight Twilley Band -- Twilley Don't Mind
UFO -- Doctor Doctor

And the schtuff i've played at home this week:

Peter Hammill – Roaring Forties
Caro Emerald – Emerald Island
Enya – Shepherd Moons
Terje Rypdal – Odyssey
The Tea Party – Tangents
The Beatles – A Hard Day's Night
Jethro Tull – Catfish Rising
Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy
Dan Fogelberg – Windows And Walls
Bluehorses – Ten Leagues Beyond The Wild Worlds End
Kate Bush – Before The Dawn
Bill Bruford's Earthworks – Stamping Ground
Seether – Poison The Parish
David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
Home – The Alchemist
Saga – Silent Knight
Caro Emerald – The Shocking Miss Emerald
The Who – Tommy
Eleftheria Arvanitaki – Ta Kormia Ke Ta Maheria
Various Artists – As I Cycled Out On A May Morning
Supertramp – Crisis? What Crisis?
Procol Harum – Home
T. Rex – The Slider
Ray Davies – Americana
Oysterband – Trawler
John Lennon – Acoustic

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

KSHE Klassics, June 4th 2017

Quotation du jour ~ Justin Trudeau: Connecting with Canadians isn't about what you say, it's about what you're listening to. It's about what you understand.

Nothing much to say about this one -- the usual mix of fabulous classic rock and obscure classic rock (most of it very good) and my morning was almost completely undisturbed by technical problems. My browser seemed a little sluggish -- many pages were slow to load and sometimes the opening of them interrupted KSHE's audio stream -- but i probably need to clear its cache.

Steely Dan -- Aja
Grinderswitch -- Pickin' The Blues
Spooky Tooth -- Cotton Growin' Man
Yes -- Going For The One
Andy Pratt -- Avenging Annie
Bruce Springsteen -- 10th Avenue Freeze Out
Supertramp -- Sister Moonshine
Eric Clapton -- Motherless Children
April Wine -- Roller
Fleetwood Mac -- She's Changing Me
Blue Oyster Cult -- In Thee
Bob Dylan -- Tangled Up In Blue
Tycoon -- Such A Woman
Shooting Star -- Bring It On
Lighthouse -- One Fine Morning
George Harrison -- This Song
Badfinger -- Perfection
The Michael Stanley Band -- Last Night
Ozark Nountain Daredevils -- Spaceship Orion
The Doobie Brothers -- Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)
Ten Years After -- I'd Love To Change The World
Santana -- Open Invitation
The James Gang -- Alexis
The Jeff Beck Group -- I Ain't Superstitious
Ambrosia -- Nice, Nice, Very Nice
Chilliwack -- Baby Blue
Dave Mason -- Only You Know And I Know
Hydra -- Feel Like Running
Uriah Heep -- Look At Yourself
Headstone -- Turn Your Head
Trooper -- Round Round We Go
Ronnie Montrose -- Town Without Pity
Traffic -- Empty Pages
Rod Stewart -- Every Picture Tells A Story
Lake -- Angel In Disguise
Bandit -- Visions Of You

And my own personal playlist:

Caro Emerald – The Shocking Miss Emerald (twice)
Various Artists – Folk And More, Vol. 13
Ashley Hutchings – By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down And Wept
Peter Gabriel – Passion
The Albion Band – The Vice Of The People
Chickenfoot – Chickenfoot
Talking Heads – The Best Of Talking Heads
Sheryl Crow – By Myself
Genesis – Abacab
Peter Hammill – Singularity
Runrig – The Story
Al Stewart – The Year Of The Cat
Portishead – Dummy
Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
The Move – Shazam!
Roger McGuinn – Roger McGuinn
The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour
Jethro Tull – Aqualung
Jan Akkerman – Tabernakel
Dusty Springfield – Dusty In Memphis
Maddy Prior & Tim Hart – Summer Solstice
Focus – Focus 3
James – Whiplash
Peter Hammill – Skin
Renaissance – Scheherazade And Other Stories
Jeff Beck – Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop
Dan Fogelberg – Live At Carnegie Hall
Rory Gallagher – Top Priority
Steeleye Span – Rocket Cottage

Monday, 29 May 2017

Not The KSHE Klassics Show, May 28th

Quotation du jour ~ Jane Siberry: should the universe bring / the song to your ears / and you give it a spin / and it makes people stop / and say hey who was that? / say a sparrow started it / with a strand of grass.

There was no Klassics Show on KSHE yesterday. It's Memorial Day weekend in the States and they were doing a weekend-long top 500 countdown, but i went through such a hassle to learn that, i thought i'd share my pain.

A few minutes before nine, i tried to connect to the audio stream. Nuffink. Tried again. Nada. Reloaded the page. Zilch.

My primary browser is Vivaldi. I tried to connect using my secondary browser, Avast's Safe Zone. Rien, encore. But then i remembered that i also have a third browser, Microsoft's Edge, but trying to connect using that was hampered somewhat by the fact that i was unable to open the damn thing.

A few days ago i installed an ad blocker in Vivaldi, i wondered if that might be creating the problem, so back i went to Vivaldi and disabled the ad blocker for KSHE. In a word, nope.

By now it was gone 9:30 and i supposed that i had missed a good half hour's worth of brilliant classic rock and that my week was pretty much ruined, and i was tearing my hair out in frustration.

I eventually solved it, though. I have said that KSHE doesn't stream their audio to Canada and that i need to connect via a VPN, which tells them that i am somewhere in New Jersey. I hadn't turned the VPN on! Duh!!! So i did and that's when i discovered that there was no Klassics Show. And i spent the morning listening to Radio Paradise and at least i got to hear my new favourite singer, Caro Emerald. And look, here she is.

And as i can't post a KSHE playlist, here's what i listened to this week, because i know you're fascinated:

Paul Simon – Graceland
James Taylor – Sweet Baby James
Terje Rypdal – Descendre
Björk – Post
Rory Gallagher – Stage Struck
Kate Bush – The Dreaming
Marillion – Holidays In Eden
Sparks – Kimono My House
King Crimson – Starless And Bible Black
Richard Thompson – More Guitar
Sky – The Great Balloon Race
Jeff Beck – Official Bootleg U.S.A. '06
Johnny Clegg And Juluka – A Johnny Clegg And Juluka Collection
Peter Hammill – In Camera
Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home
Various Artists – Folk And More, Vol 12
Ten Years After – Undead
Billy Talent – III
Ashley Hutchings – By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down And Wept
Dan Fogelberg – Live At Carnegie Hall
Steve Reich – Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint
Saga – Silent Knight
Bonnie Raitt – Luck Of The Draw
Ray Davies – Americana
Yes – The Yes Album
The Beatles – A Hard Day's Night
Seether – Poison The Parish
Rick Wakeman – The Six Wives Of Henry VIII
Paula Cole – This Bright Red Feeling
Caro Emerald – Emerald Island
Mike Batt – Tarot Suite
Tyrannosaurus Rex – A Beard Of Stars
Roxy Music – The Avalon Tapes

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Kiss vs Ariana Grande

I can't stand KISS. I think that they are one of the worst rock bands of all time. If one of their "songs" comes on the radio, i change the station.

Ariana Grande's music, on the other hand, is completely unknown to me: i'm a long, long (long!) way from being her target audience.

I won't need to remind anyone of the horrific bombing in Manchester on Monday. Ms Grande herself was devastated and flew home -- i can't begin to imagine the emotional pain she was suffering, poor girl.

Now, read these snippets published yesterday:

'NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday’s deadly bombing at her show there.

'In a statement on Friday, the pop star says “we won’t let hate win” and offered to “extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours.”

'“Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before.”'

And this:

'MANCHESTER, England (AP) — KISS has canceled its show at the arena where deadly terrorist attacks occurred at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, earlier this week.

'Live Nation announced Friday that the rock group’s May 30 concert at Manchester Arena will not take place. Band members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer said in a statement that they “are heartbroken by the atrocity committed against the innocent victims of Manchester.”

'The bombing on Monday night claimed the lives of 22 people, many of them teenagers and their parents. Refunds for the KISS show will be granted to all ticketholders at the point of purchase.

'The band said its “thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those affected and all the people of Manchester at this difficult time.”'

KISS, you spiritless fucking cowards, i can't imagine why you have any fans but apparently you do, but it seems you don't care enough about the ones in the Manchester area to go there and put on a show that might help them through this "difficult time" as you put it.

I recall the example of my favourite guitarist Rory Gallagher who, during "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland in the seventies, was one of the few performers who would tour there regularly. He did it for the fans, as a way to brighten their lives.

Well done Ariana Grande! I may even go to YouTube and check out your music. Bless you.

Monday, 22 May 2017

The KSHE Klassics Show, May 21st, 2017

Quotation du jour ~ Bob Dylan: The radio makes hideous sounds. 

(For a Nobel Prize winner, Mr Dylan sure has said some dumb shit: today's show was excellent.)

I said two weeks ago that i would be unable to post the playlist for last week, because last Sunday was Mother's Day -- the busiest day of the year in my business -- and i had to work. I was able to listen for about an hour, on my 'phone, but it's such a noisy place it was hardly worth the effort. Or the data. (My work's wi-fi is utter crap and i couldn't connect to the network. I wound up using almost half of my month's data allowance.) (Apparently none of my tech-savvy manglement team knows how to re-boot a router!) I certainly couldn't create a playlist -- although Uman did play Dan Fogelberg's "As The Raven Flies," which made me wish i was at home with a beer and a sausage samwidge. I can't even remember anything else he played.

But here's what he played today:

Russ Ballard -- Rene Didn't Do It

Oh, look, there's Russ Ballard himself. A fairly recent pic, i think. He was the singer in Argent and wrote one of the most dire songs ever, "God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You" -- i find that most songs written since about 1971 that have the expression "rock 'n' roll" in their titles, have little relation to the genre.

Nantucket -- California
Steve Hackett -- Narnia
Emerson, Lake & Palmer -- From The Beginning
Dickie Betts -- Hand Picked
Chicago -- 25 Or 6 To 4 (live)
The Firm -- Radioactive
Strawbs -- Keep On Trying
Badfinger -- No Matter What
Bruce Springsteen -- Kitty's Back
Journey -- The Girl Can't Help It
Spirit -- Nature's Way
Ambrosia -- Life Beyond L.A.
The Hooters -- All You Zombies
Point Blank -- Nicole
The Animals -- It's My Life
Electric Light Orchestra -- Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
Mistress -- China Lake
Dave Mason -- Let It Go, Let It Flow
Dan Fogelberg -- Part Of The Plan
The Moody Blues -- The Story In Your Eyes
Roxy Music -- Love Is The Drug
The Steve Miller Band -- Space Cowboy
UFO -- Only You Can Rock Me
Genesis -- Eleventh Earl Of Mar
The Stabilizers -- One Simple Thing
Yes -- Time And A Word
Graham Parker -- White Honey
Pat Travers -- Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)
Supertramp -- Crime Of The Century
Jerry Garcia -- Sugaree
Mama's Pride -- Merry-Go-Round
Santana -- Samba Pa Ti
Rory Gallagher -- Brute Force And Ignorance
Heartsfield -- Racin' The Sun

And my own playlist for this week:

Ray Davies – Americana
Robin Trower – Day Of The Eagle
Rory Gallagher – Top Priority
Paula Cole – This Bright Red Feeling
Kate Bush – 50 Words For Snow
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold As Love
Chuck Berry – The Great Twenty-Eight
Mike Oldfield – Ommadawn
Caro Emerald – Emerald Island
Florence + The Machine – Lungs
Mark Hollis – Mark Hollis
Saga – Images At Twilight
David Bowie – Hunky Dory
Brian Plummer – No Questions
The Kinks – Everybody's In Show-Biz
Sheryl Crow – Be Myself
Laurie Anderson – Bright Red
The Yardbirds – Greatest Hits
The Who – Odds & Sods
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bayou Country
The Allman Brothers Band – Beginnings
Home – The Alchemist
Lucinda Williams – Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
The Beatles – Beatles For Sale
Arkells – Jackson Square
Dan Fogelberg – The Wild Places
Runrig – The Big Wheel
Figgy Duff – A Retrospective 1974-1993
Caro Emerald – In Concert (DVD)
Ashley Hutchings – 5
Propaganda – A Secret Wish
Jane Siberry – Ulysses' Purse
Procol Harum – Home
Max Webster – High Class In Borrowed Shoes

Sunday, 7 May 2017

KSHE Klassics, May 7th, 2017

Quotation du jour: Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.

As my regular reader will have noticed, i did not post the playlist last week. Tech problems again, but for once, they weren't local. KSHE's audio stream must have been down -- i couldn't open it with my laptop, phone or iPad. It was fine the next day: i was able to listen to The Rock Magazine with no difficulty. So i don't know what happened on Sunday, it was very disappointing. I listened to Radio Paradise for most of the morning instead and heard some darned good music but it wasn't the same....

Radio Paradise, as you may or may not know, is commercial free and listener supported, and i am now a supporter. I have -- what's the word i'm looking for? Not "donated," they're not a charity. I have given them money once or twice but have just made arrangements to give them a monthly, um, er, support-type payment. I won't say how much -- not a lot but over the course of a year it should help. I felt i had to -- after all, they did, among other things, introduce me to my current musical obsession, Caro Emerald (, look, here's Caro:

On to this morning's program.

My router died yesterday and my laptop crashed twice before the show began -- the usual netio.sys failure -- but apart from a browser crash a few minutes into the show, which was easily fixed, i was able to listen uninterrupted and it really is the highlight of my week -- especially as work has become so depressing and i've virtually stopped going out for a beer at the end of my shift there. Not that i've become abstemious or anyfink -- god no -- but really, the only pub i want to go to, Bentley's, is a twenty-minute walk and the weather has just been so cold and rainy....

Oh, and i should warn you in advance: i won't be able to post a playlist next week. Next Sunday is Mother's Day, the busiest day of the year in the food poisoning industry, and i'll be working. I'll try to listen to at least some of the show on my phone, but i won't be able to compile a playlist.

Here's today's, and here's Heartsfield, a scruffy looking bunch:

Heartsfield -- House Of Living
Billy Joel -- Root Beer Rag
Beat -- Don't Wait Up For Me Tonight
Aerosmith -- Big Ten Inch Record
Derek & The Dominos -- Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
Automatic Man -- My Pearl
Uriah Heep -- Stealin'
John Mellencamp -- Thundering Hearts
Badfinger -- Baby Blue
Justin Hayward -- Forever Autumn
Todd Rundgren -- We Gotta Get You A Woman
Peter Frampton -- Lines On My Face
Graham Nash -- Chicago / We Can Change The World
Sweet -- Love Is Like Oxygen
Les Dudek -- City Magic
Atlanta Rhythm Section -- Champagne Jam
Mott The Hoople -- All The Young Dudes
Steve Miller -- The Stake
REO Speedwagon -- Music Man (live)
Couchois -- Do It In Darkness
Michael Stanley -- He Can't Love You
Little River Band -- It's Not A Wonder
George Harrison -- What Is Life
The Glass Moon -- Killer At 25
Leon Russell -- Stranger In A Strange Land
Off Broadway -- Stay In Time
Jefferson Starship -- Play On Love
Wet Willie -- No No No
Chicago -- I'm A Man
Roger Daltrey -- Say It Ain't So, Joe
Nazareth -- This Flight Tonight
Triumvirat -- March To The Eternal City
Bob Welch -- Sentimental Lady
UFO -- Rock Bottom
The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver -- (I Don't Want To Love You But) You Got me Anyway
Rod Stewart -- Hot Legs
Flash & The Pan -- Down Among The Dead Men
The Greg Kihn Band -- Jeopardy
Jo Jo Gunne -- Run Run Run
Queen -- I Want It All
John Kay -- Easy Evil
Judas Priest -- The Ripper

And the CDs i listened to this week:

Caro Emerald – The Shocking Miss Emerald
Peter Gabriel – Passion
Dan Fogelberg – Nether Lands
Marc Cohn – Marc Cohn
The Quintet – Jazz At Massey Hall
Tangerine Dream – Phaedra
Saga –  Full Circle
Runrig – In Search Of Angels
The Pretty Things – The EP Collection
Bonnie Raitt – Give It Up
Rival Sons – Pressure & Time
Mark Knopfler – Shangri-La
FM – Black Noise
Genesis – Nursery Cryme
Donovan – What's Bin Did And What's Bin Hid
10 c.c. – How Dare You!
Garmarna – Guds Spelemän
Various Artists – A Little On The CD Side, Vol. 5
Roxy Music – The Early Years
Rob Hyman – Largo
Sparks – Kimono My House
Jethro Tull – A Passion Play
Humble Pie – Classics Volume 14
Counting Crows – August And Everything After
Paul Simon – Stranger To Stranger
Caro Emerald – The Shocking Miss Emerald Acoustic Sessions
Ten Years After – Live At Reading
Buffalo Tom – Big Red Letter Day
P.J. Harvey – Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
The Cure – Greatest Hits
Fairport Convention – Rosie
Sheryl Crow – The Globe Sessions
Steeleye Span – Dodgy Bastards

Monday, 24 April 2017

KSHE Klassics Show, April 23rd, 2017

Quotation du jour: Abraham Lincoln ~ The people -- the people -- are the rightful masters of both congresses, and courts -- not to overthrow the constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it.

Not a spectacular show on Sunday: no Rory for one thing, but also nothing by Jackson Browne, Billy Joel or Steely Dan, who usually appear every week. But it's still the best show on radio (that i know of). Remarkable for the fact that i was able to listen to the entire show without having any computer problems, too!

Crabby Appleton -- Go Back
The Who -- Slip Kid
J. Geils Band -- Musta Got Lost
Foghat -- Rock And Roll Outlaw
The Tubes -- Talk To Ya Later
Lake -- Paradise Way
Sherbs -- No Turning Back
Peter Frampton -- (Baby) Something's Happening
Marillion -- Kayleigh
Ambrosia -- Holdin' On To Yesterday
Lou Gramm -- Midnight Blue
J. Geils -- Whammer Jammer
Atlanta Rhythm Section -- I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight
Paul McCartney -- Smile Away
Blue Oyster Cult -- Godzilla
Moxy -- Sail On Sail Away
Eagles -- On The Border
Robert Palmer -- You're Gonna Get What's Comin'
Electric Light Orchestra -- Livin' Thing
The Doors -- The Wasp
Loverboy -- Lucky Ones
Gulliver -- Ridin' The Wind
Chris De Burgh -- Don't Pay The Ferryman
Sutherland Brothers & Quiver -- Arms Of Mary
Poucette-Dart Band -- Amensia
Jimi Hendix Experience -- Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Poco -- Rose Of Cimarron
Jefferson Starship -- Stranger
Dwight Twilley -- I'm On Fire
Bob Dylan -- All Along The Watchtower
The Little River Band -- Help Is On Its Way
Rush -- A Passage To Bangkok
Deep Purple -- Highway Star
Eric Clapton -- Mainline Florida
Grateful Dead -- Touch Of Grey
Jethro Tull -- Nothing Is Easy
Mahogany Rush -- A New Rock And Roll
Queen -- I'm In Love With My Car
Chris Rea -- Working On It
Thin Lizzy -- Romeo And The Lonely Girl
Sad Cafe -- Black Rose

And my own personal playlist for the week:

Martin Allcock – Maart
Yes –  The Yes Album
Frank Zappa – Strictly Commercial: The Best Of Frank Zappa
Steeleye Span – Bloody Men
Seether – Isolate And Medicate
Peter Hammill – The Silent Corner And The Empty Stage
Steely Dan – Countdown To Ecstasy
Various Artists – Passion Sources
Mike Oldfield – Five Miles Out
Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Heartbeats Accelerating
Home – The Alchemist
Jimi Hendrix – Blues
Florence + The Machine – Lungs
Rory Gallagher – Blueprint
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity – Open
Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan – In Session
Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers
Gregson & Collister – The Last Word
Dire Strairs – Brothers In Arms
Fairport Convention – Myths And Heroes
The Beatles – Abbey Road
Dan Fogelberg – The Wild Places
Caro Emerald – Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor
The Strokes – Is This It
3 Doors Down – Away From The Sun
Roy Wood Wizzo Band – Super Active Wizzo
Richard Thompson – Rumor And Sigh
Steely Dan – Aja

Monday, 17 April 2017

The KSHE Klassics Show, Apr. 16th, 2017

Quotation du jour: Keith Richards (on Chuck Berry) ~ He once gave me a black eye for daring to touch his guitar. Quite Right!!! I called it Chuck’s greatest Hit.

Some people (no names, please) have expressed a certain dubiety when i state that this radio program is consistently the highlight of my week. So, for the skeptics, here's a day-by-day breakdown of my week.

Monday: groceries and laundry, followed by a trip to the Beer Store and then an episode of The Big Bang Theory.

Tuesday: Came straight home after work. Ordered a Caro Emerald CD online. Had a frozen TV dinner, and watched another episode of TBBT.

Wednesday: Can't remember Wednesday. I think i went to Quiznos for a sub, and probably watched another episode of TBBT.

Thursday: I went to Kelsey's for a couple of pints. Almost every time i go there i regret it. The service is terrible, i don't like many of the people who work there. Arrived home to find that the Caro Emerald CD i ordered on Tuesday had arrived and it's a delight from start to finish, so, okay, that was a highlight.

Friday: Good Friday spent at work, earning double-time-and-a-half. Went to Kelsey's again; regretted it again. Spaghetti & meatballs for dinner and watched the DVD of "The Sweeney." It was all right but nothing more than that.

Saturday at work was pretty easy as it was my short day. I did have a bit of a laugh at the kitchen team: four hopless individuals, it was fairly busy and they were so disorganised, crashing into each other and fighting for space, it was ludicrous. Did groceries afterwards, went to The Beer Store, ordered Domino's pizza for dinner and watched an episode of "Cheers."

I rest my case. And here's the playlist:

Krokus -- Screaming In The Night
Fleetwood Mac -- Sentimental Lady
Trevor Rabin -- Finding Me A Way Back Home
Electric Light Orchestra -- Sweet Talkin' Woman
Alan Parsons Project -- I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You
Bob Dylan -- Subterranean Homesick Blues
Honeymoon Suite -- New Girl Now
Billy Joel -- The Entertainer
Pavlov's Dog -- Julia
Z.Z. Top -- Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers
Kim Mitchell -- Go For A Soda
Michael Stanley -- In The Heartland
April Wine -- Sign Of The Gypsy Queen
Ian Gomm -- Hold On
Van Morrison -- Wild Night
Iron Butterfly -- Scorching Beauty
The Fixx -- Stand Or Fall
Icehouse -- Electric Blue
Todd Rundgren -- Love Of The Common Man
Gamma -- I'm Alive
Little Feat -- Fat Man In The Bathtub
Morning Star -- Sad Lady
The Charlie Daniels Band -- The Devil Went Down To Georgia
Cream -- Strange Brew
Touch -- When The Spirit Moves You
Steely Dan -- Time Out Of Mind
Santana -- Dance Sister Dance
The Animals -- We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
J. Geils Band -- Come Back
Supertramp -- Poor Boy
Status Quo -- Down Down
Symphonic Slam -- Modane Train
Elton John -- Harmony
Trapeze -- Black Clouds
Shooting Star -- Breakout
Robin Trower -- Day Of The Eagle
Jethro Tull -- Bourree
Survivor -- Poor Man's Son
Loggins & Messina -- Peace Of Mind
Ted Nugent -- Hey Baby

And my own personal playlist for the week:

The Albion Band – The Vice Of The People
Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman
Waterson : Carthy – Broken Ground
Sharon Shannon – Each Little Thing
George Gershwin – Gershwin Plays Gershwin
Peter Gabriel – Passion
Cozy Powell – The Best Of Cozy Powell
Genesis – Nursery Cryme
Dan Fogelberg – The Innocent Age
The Beatles –  Beatles For Sale
Judy Collins – Judith
John Kirkpatrick – Going Spare
Annie Haslam – Annie In Wonderland
Sparks – Hello Young Lovers
Thunder – Behind Closed Doors
ABBA – Voulez-Vous
Terje Rypdal – Waves
Caro Emerald – The Shocking Miss Emerald
Big Wreck – Grace Street
Mike Batt – Tarot Suite
Rod Stewart – Never A Dull Moment
Procol Harum – Home
Runrig – The Stamping Ground
Happy Rhodes – Warpaint
June Tabor – Aqaba
Roger McGuinn – Cardiff Rose
Talking Heads – Fear Of Music
The Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request
Dick Gaughan – Handful Of Earth
Radiohead – Amnesiac
Dan Fogelberg – Windows And Walls
Steve Reich – Drumming
Mike Oldfield – Ommadawn
David Crosby – If I Could Omly Remember My Name

Monday, 10 April 2017

KSHE Klassics, Sunday April 9, 2017

Quotation du jour: George Harrison ~ If you don't know where you're going, any road'll get you there.

I had a reasonably painless listen to the show this morning -- none of the computer problems that often beset me on Sundays, and it was an excellent show, too.

Mountain -- Nantucket Sleighride
Eagles -- Wasted Time
Trooper -- Raise A Little Hell
Jimmy Barnes -- Working Class Man
King Crimson -- 21st Century Schizoid Man
Fleetwood Mac -- World Turning
Derek & The Dominos -- Bell Bottom Blues
Uriah Heep -- Lady In Black
The Who -- Athena
Journey -- Look Into The Future
Electric Light Orchestra -- Poker
Stu Nunnery -- Isle Of Debris
Loggins & Messina -- Back To Georgia
Shooting Star -- Last Chance
Small Faces -- Itchycoo Park
Taxxi -- I'm Leaving
Cat Stevens -- Bitterblue
Firefall -- Mexico
Neil Young -- Cinnamon Girl
Robin Trower -- My Love (Burning Love)
The Outlaws -- There Goes Another Love Song
Little Feat -- Feets Don't Fail Me Now
Dire Straits -- Skateaway
Thin Lizzy -- Cowboy Song
The Nazz -- Open My Eyes
Strawbs -- Heartbreaker
The Edgar Winter Group -- Round And Round
Michael Stanley -- My Town
Mason Proffit -- Two Hangmen
Grateful Dead -- One More Saturday Night
Jimi Hendrix Experience -- The Wind Cries Mary
Jackson Browne -- Here Come Those Tears Again
Marshall Tucker -- Take The Highway
Rod Stewart -- Handbags And Gladrags
Rockpile -- Teacher Teacher
Van Morrison -- Tupelo Honey
The Headboys -- The Shape Of Things To Come
Joe Walsh -- Turn To Stone
Sniff 'N' The Tears -- Driver's Seat

And my own personal playlist for the week:

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band  – Gorilla
Steeleye Span – Dodgy Bastards
Dan Fogelberg – River Of Souls
The Beatles – Rubber Soul
Renaissance – Scheherazade And Other Stories
Man – All's Well That Ends Well
City Boy – Young Men Gone West
Robin Trower –  Day Of The Eagle
Steeleye Span – Gone To Australia
The Kinks – The Road
Propaganda –  A Secret Wish
Ofra Haza – Shaday
Peter Hammill – Skin
Peter Gabriel – Passion
Oysterband – Diamonds On The Water
Various Artists – Songs Of The Century
Little Johnny England – Tournament Of Shadows
Ray Davies – Thanksgiving Day
Donovan – Sunshine Superman
Jackson Browne – The Next Voice You Hear: The Best Of Jackson Browne
Roger McGuinn – Roger McGuinn
En Vogue – Funky Divas
George Harrison – Brainwashed
Yes – The Yes Album
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity – Open
Pete Townshend – Coolwalkingsmoothtalkingstraightsmokingfirestoking
T. Rex – Electric Warrior
Jon Anderson – The Promise Ring
Richard Thompson – Sweet Talker
Peter Hammill – Nadir's Big Chance

Sunday, 2 April 2017

KSHE Klassics Show, April 2nd, 2016

Quotation du jour ~ Jimi Hendrix: When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

Aargh, he expostulated.

No, not over the content of the program (although, a lot today could hardly be called "klassics") but over the computer problems that seem to beset me every friggin' Sunday -- but rarely on any other day. (Last Sunday was a rare exception.)

My old friend netio.sys crashed the computer twice before the show began and once during. Googling the problem suggests that this could well be a driver issue, but i ran a driver updater several weeks ago and it didn't seem to help. I uninstalled that updater this morning and downloaded a different one. I haven't run it yet but we'll see if it does any good.

New England -- Don't Ever Want To Lose Ya
Steely Dan -- Don't Take Me Alive
Trapeze -- Midnight Flyer
Todd Rundgren -- I Saw The Light
Runner -- Run For Your Life
The Moody Blues -- Tuesday Afternoon
Stillwater -- Mind Bender
Dave Mason -- Headkeeper
Grinderswitch -- Higher Ground
Stingray -- The Man In My Shoes
Nils Lofgren -- No Mercy
Prism -- Hello
Genesis -- Dance On A Volcano
The Who -- Another Tricky Day
Leon Russell -- Tightrope
Robin Trower -- Victims Of The Fury
Chilliwack -- Something Better
Budgie -- I Ain't No Mountain
New Riders Of The Purple Sage -- Panama Red
The Babys -- Looking For Love
Slade -- Get Down Get With It
Moon Martin -- Rolene
REO Speedwagon -- Son Of A Poor Man
Starz -- She's Just A Fallen Angel
Chicago -- Beginnings
Foghat -- Drivin' Wheel
Kansas -- Two Cents Worth
Ray Gomez -- Make Your Move
America -- Don't Cross The River
Molly Hatchet -- Gator Country
The Michael Schenker Group -- Cry For The Nations
Jefferson Starship -- Girl With The Hungry Eyes
Elton John -- Funeral For A Friend
Michael Stanley -- All I Ever Wanted
Tucky Buzzard -- Gold Medallionsht
The Grateful Dead -- Estimated Prophet
Queen -- Liar
Lynyrd Skynyrd -- I Know A Little
Climax Blues Band -- Couldn't Get It Right

And my own personal playlist for the week:

Dan Fogelberg & Tim Weisberg – No Resemblance Whatsoever
Rockpile – Seconds Of Pleasure
Peter Hammill – And Close As This
Kate Bush – The Sensual World
Marillion –
Afro-Celt Sound System – Anatomic
Rod Stewart – Smiler
Mike Oldfield – Return To Ommadawn
Talking Heads – Remain In Light
Van der Graaf Generator – Maida Vale
Ten Years After – Live At Reading, 1983
Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel
The Chieftains – 4
Peter Hammill – Singularity
Melissa Etheridge – Your Little Secret
Sharon Shannon & Friends – Libertango
Tangerine Dream – Phaedra
Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Live At The Royal Albert Hall
Tom Tom Club – Hits
Bangles – Greatest Hits
Rob Thomas – Cradle Song
Dan Fogelberg – Full Circle
Terje Rypdal – Descendre
Steve Earle – The Revolution Starts Now
Dead Can Dance – Within The Realm Of A Dying Sunday
Roy Wood – Exotic Mixture

Monday, 27 March 2017

KSHE Klassics Show, March 26, 2016

Quotation du jour ~ Sheryl Crow: I'm standing in the middle of the desert, waiting for my ship to come in. (From the song "Leaving Las Vegas.")

Welcome to my weekly tale of computer problems and, incidentally, the playlist on this Sunday's edition of the best radio program i know of, the Sunday Klassics Show on KSHE95.

But, praise be, i had no computer woes. I was able to connect to my VPN with no difficulty at all, my Internet connection remained solid all morning, and i wasn't troubled with any netio.sys failures (and the resultant Blue Screen Of Death). I must live right.

Good Rats -- Back To My Music

Charlie Daniels -- Uneasy Rider
Billy Joel -- Captain Jack
Michael Stanley -- One Good Reason
Traffic -- Light Up Or Leave Me Alone
Chilliwack -- Arms Of Mary
Head East -- City Of Gold / Fly By Night Lady
Jackson Browne -- Rock Me On The Water
Firefall -- Livin' Ain't Livin'
Triumvirat -- Partacus
Franke & The Knockouts -- Running Into The Night
Heartsfield -- Shine On
Couchois -- Roll The Dice
Poco -- Crazy Eyes
Danny Spanos -- Hot Cherie
The Who -- The Kids Are Alright
Mama's Pride -- Can I Call You A Cab
Arlo Guthrie -- Coming In To Los Angeles
Thin Lizzy -- Showdown
Bruce Springsteen -- The Promised Land
Bob Dylan -- Lay Lady Lay
Kansas -- Play The Game Tonight
Paice Ashton Lord -- Remember The Good Times
Rare Bird -- Turn Your Head
Prism -- Spaceship Superstar
Creedence Clearwater Revival -- Sweet Hitch-Hiker
Santana -- All I Ever Wanted
Robin Trower -- I'm Out To Get You
Pete Townshend -- Rough Boys
The Grateful Dead -- U.S. Blues
Rare Bird -- Beautiful Scarlet
Rod Stewart -- Blondes (Have More Fun)
Aldo Nova -- Fantasy
Stillwater -- Women (Beautiful Women)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer -- Still ... You Turn Me On
Jay Ferguson -- Shakedown Cruise
Kantner / Slick / Freiberg -- Across The Board

And my own personal playlist for the week:

Fairport Convention – Rarities 1973-1974
Peter Gabriel – Us
Rory Gallagher – Notes From San Francisco
Chuck Berry – The Great Twenty Eight
Dan Fogelberg – Nether Lands
Cream – The Very Best Of Cream
Dead Can Dance – Spleen And Ideal
The Beatles – Yellow Submarine
Genesis – Duke
Robin Trower – Day Of The Eagle: The Best Of Robin Trower
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – In The Hot Seat
John Hiatt – Walk On
Howard Skempton – Lento
Jeff Beck & Jed Leiber – Frankie's House
Sheryl Crow – Live From Shepherd's Bush Empire
Lisa Gerrard & Jeff Bona – A Thousand Roads
Steeleye Span – Dodgy Bastards
Tim Hart & Maddy Prior – Summer Solstice
Rory Gallagher – Jinx
Dan Fogelberg – The Wild Places
The Faces – Long Player
Free – Tons Of Sobs
Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Colin James – Blue Highways
Jethro Tull – Stormwatch
Genesis – Foxtrot
Procol Harum – Procol Harum