Monday, 18 September 2017

KSHE Klassics, Sept. 17, 2017

Quotation du jour ~ Dan Fogelberg: MTV didn't call. I guess i wasn't hip and groovy enough.

Well, didn't this week's show just zoom by. I was at the laptop, just buggering around on the Internet (as i am wont to do) thinking there was lots more great classic rock was to come, and it was over! Mind you, it was the best Klassics Show in a couple of weeks -- when it kicks off with Dan Fogelberg, i know i'm in for a treat!

Dan Fogelberg -- Part Of The Plan
Kansas -- Two Cents' Worth
Graham Parker -- Don't Ask Me Questions
Prism -- Hello
Jo Jo Gunne -- Run Run Run
Van Morrison -- Wavelength
John Kay -- Easy Evil
Billy Joel -- Prelude / Angry Young Man
Toby Beau -- Westbound Train
Santana -- Everything's Coming Our Way
Uriah Heep -- Sweet Lorraine
Cheryl Dilcher -- High
Electric Light Orchestra -- Tightrope
April Wine -- I Like To Rock
Bob Dylan -- Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Krokus -- Screaming In The Night
Dave Mason -- Headkeeper
Steely Dan -- Bodhisattva
Jackson Browne -- Here Come Those Tears Again
John Stewart -- Gold
The Amboy Dukes -- Journey To The Center Of The Mind
Michael Stanley -- All I Ever Wanted
Stingray -- Lovesaver
String Driven Thing -- Starving In The Tropics
Morning Star -- Sad Lady
Head East -- Since You've Been Gone
Queen -- Liar
Traffic -- Freedom Rider
Point Blank -- Nicole
Rod Stewart -- Blondes (Have More Fun)
Eric Clapton -- Blues Power
The Doobie Brothers -- Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)
Neil Young -- Cinnamon Girl
Foghat -- My Babe
The Moody Blues -- Question
Kenny Loggins -- Keep The Fire
Marillion -- Kayleigh
Black Sabbath -- Black Sabbath
Heartsfield -- House Of Living

Here's what i've been oppressing the neighbours with this week:

Five Hand Reel – For A' That
Planxty – The Well Below The Valley
The Bothy Band – Old Hag You Have Killed Me
Runrig – The Cutter And The Clan
Colin James – Fuse
Kate Bush – The Dreaming
Robin Trower – Day Of The Eagle
Katrina And The Waves – Walking On Sunshine: The Greatest Hits Of Katrina And The Waves
Mike Oldfield – Ommadawn
Caro Emerald – Acoustic Sessions
Steeleye Span – Ten Man Mop, Or, Mr Reservoir Butler Rides Again
Jimi Hendrix – South Saturn Delta
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Black Moon
The Beatles – Rubber Soul
Jeff Beck – Live +
Jethro Tull – Minstrel In The Gallery
Saga – Silent Knight
Radiohead – Hail To The Thief
Bob Dylan – Modern Times
Eliza Carthy – Rough Music
Terje Rypdal – Descendre
Paul Simon – The Essential Paul Simon
John Hiatt – Anthology
James – The Best Of James
Peter Hammill – In A Foreign Town
Fairport Convention – Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
Annie Haslam –Annie Haslam
Chicago – Chicago VII
Various Artists – Compil Folk 23
David Gilmour – Rattle That Lock
Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic
Donovan – Sunshine Superman
P.J. Harvey – White Chalk
Yes – The Yes Album
Arkells – Michigan Left

Monday, 11 September 2017

KSHE Klassics, Sept. 10th, 2017

Quotation du jour ~ Walter Becker: Cynicism, I contend, is the wailing of someone who believes that things are, or should be, or could be, much, much better than they are.

If i ever win a lottery -- which is pretty unlikely, as i never buy tickets -- i intend to move to St Louis. A condo downtown with a view of the river would be my idea of heaven, plus i wouldn't have to listen to this program online every week. Of course, i'd have to buy a stereo system too -- right now i only ever listen to music on the laptop, and i have a very nice pair of Altec-Lansing speakers for it -- but as i'd won the lottery i'd have oodles of boodle, so no worries there.

Status Quo -- Down Down
The Electric Light Orchestra -- In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Mama's Pride -- In The Morning
Pure Prairie League -- Two Lane Highway
Sad Café -- Black Rose
Bob Dylan -- Tangled Up In Blue
Judas Priest -- The Ripper
The Jeff Beck Group -- I Ain't Superstitious
Nantucket -- Heartbreaker
Planet P -- Why Me?
The Grateful Dead -- Not Fade Away
The Moody Blues -- Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)
Shooting Star -- Tonight
Billy Joel -- Captain Jack
Little Feat -- Feets Don't Fail Me Now
Aldo Nova -- Fantasy
The Spencer Davis Group -- I'm A Man
April Wine -- Shotdown
Robert Palmer -- You're Gonna Get What's Comin'
Jesse Colin Young -- Ridgetop
Gulliver -- Ridin' The Wind
Rare Bird -- As Your Mind Flies
Bob Welch -- Ebony Eyes
Jefferson Starship -- Can't Find Love
Snail -- The Joker
Trevor Rabin -- Finding Me A Way Back Home
Joe Walsh -- County Fair
The Tubes -- Talk To Ya Later
.38 Special -- Chain Lightnin'
The Who -- Dr Jimmy
Kansas -- Can I Tell You
Moxy -- Sail On Sail Away
Steely Dan -- The Fez

And here's what's been driving my neighbours to distraction this week:

Dave Swarbrick – English Fiddler
Idjah Hadidjah – Tonggeret
John Kirkpatrick – Going Spare
Five Hand Reel – Five Hand Reel
Runrig – The Cutter And The Clan
Lucinda Williams – World Without Tears
Van der Graaf Generator – Trisector
Memphis Minnie – The Essential Recordings
The Bothy Band – Old Hag You Have Killed Me
Joan Osborne – Songs Of Bob Dylan
Richard Thompson – Acoustic Classics II
Planxty – The Well Below The Valley
Planxty – Cold Blow And The Rainy Night
Caro Emerald – Emerald Island Tour
Marillion – F.E.A.R.
Paula Cole – Ballads
Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Steeleye Span – Bloody Men
Linda Thompson – Dreams Fly Away
Various Artists – Passion Sources
Paul Simon – You're The One
The Walker Brothers – Portrait
Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy
Jon & Vangelis – Page Of Life
Peter Hammill & Guy Evans – Spur Of The Moment
Rory Gallagher – Against The Grain
Fairport Convention – Over The Next Hill
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Trilogy
Dan Fogelberg – Live At Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, 6 September 2017


I have to say that i despair of the United States Postal Service.

Before go any further, i must add that, on the whole, i love the U.S.A. And have done ever since i was little. I memorised the Pledge of Allegiance when i was thirteen or fourteen and can still recite it. The Americans, in general, are the most generous, friendliest people on Earth. I love the countryside there, and the cities are so much more dynamic than anywhere else. I am very proud to be an honorary St Louisan and i believe that the Delmar Loop area of St Louis is my spritual home.

I don't like their political situation at the moment, but that's irrelevant to this post.

So much for the preamble.

I don't order schtuff online very often – i prefer to spend my money at local independent shops. But sometimes i want something that is simply unavailable locally.

I recently ordered a biography of Thomas Jefferson from amazon dot ca – it arrived two days later. I recently ordered a Caro Emerald CD from her website in Holland and it landed in my mailbox a week later.

I ordered a John Hiatt CD from a place in Connecticut and it arrived in five weeks. And that's typical – four to eight weeks is the norm with anything from The States.

Maybe, just maybe, Canada Customs holds American packages for longer, but i can't imagine why they would, so the problem must lie with the U.S.P.S.

It baffles me.

Monday, 4 September 2017

KSHE Klassics, September 6, 2017

Quotation du jour: Robert A. Heinlein ~ Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

It was a strangely unsatisfying Klassics Show this week. Oh, the four hours just zoomed by as usual, and almost all of the music was fine, and it's still the best radio program i know of, but there was very little that i can actually say i loved, and regulars like Steely Dan (R.I.P. Walter Becker), Billy Joel and Jackson Browne were missing. Oh, well, it was still the highlight of my week.

Bonus points if you understand this.

The Moody Blues – Legend Of A Mind
Rainbow – Street Of Dreams
Crawler – Stone Cold Sober
Dr Hook – Cover Of The Rolling Stone
Wet Willie – No, No, No
REO Speedwagon – Only The Strong Survive
Bob Seger – Get Out Of Denver
Little Feat – Rocket In My Pocket
The Edgar Winter Group – Round And Round
Touch – Don't You Know What Love Is
Michael Bolton – Fool's Game
Prism – Julie
Hydra – Feel Like Running
Supertramp – Crime Of The Century
Triumvirat – March To The Eternal City
Dwight Twilley Band – Twilley Don't Mind
Headstone – Turn Your Head
Jefferson Starship – Play On Love
Ozark Mountain Daredevils – Spaceship Orion
Shooting Star – Breakout
Derek & The Dominos – Bell Bottom Blues
Journey – Kohoutek
Fleetwood Mac – Danny's Chant
Axe – Rock 'N' Roll Party In The Street
Couchois – Do It In Darkness
Mott The Hoople – All The Young Dudes
Yes – Going For The One
Quicksilver Messenger Service – Fresh Air
George Harrison – This Song
Loggins & Messina – Vahevala
Sherbs – No Turning Back
Genesis – Your Own Special Way
Paul McCartney – Smile Away
Ambrosia – Time Waits For No One
Janis Joplin – Move Over
Lake – Key To The Rhyme
Slade – Gudbuy T' Jane
Jethro Tull – Teacher
Roger Daltrey – Say It Ain't So Joe

Here's what i've been annoying the neighbours with at home this week:

Robin Trower – Live
The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver – Beat Of The Street
Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy – Immortal Memory
Alan Stivell – Raok Dilestra
Jack Lancaster et al – Peter And The Wolf
Idjah Hadidjah – Tonggeret
Goldfrapp – Seventh Tree
Robin Trower – Living Out Of Time
Peter Hammill – The Future Now
Procol Harum – Shine On Brightly
The Kinks – Arthur, Or, The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire
Saga – Silent Knight
Steeleye Span – Please To See The King
The Kinks – Come Dancing With The Kinks
Talking Heads – The Best Of Talking Heads
Lucinda Williams – Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
The Bothy Band – Old Hag You Have Killed Me
Steve Earle –  Jerusalem
Various Artists – Passion Sources
Five Hand Reel – For A' That
Andy Irvine & Paul Brady – Andy Irvine & Paul Brady
Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers
Saga – Images At Twilight
Van der Graaf Generator – Pawn Hearts
Caro Emerald – Emerald Skies
The Hooters – One Way Home
Genesis – Selling England By The Pound
Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
Jane Siberry – Angels Bend Closer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Trilogy
Talk Talk – Spirit Of Eden
Jan Akkerman – Tabernakel

Monday, 28 August 2017

KSHE Klassics, August 27, 2017

Quotation du jour: Brian Eno (in 1982) ~ I was talking to Lou Reed the other day, and he said that the first Velvet Underground record sold only 30,000 copies in its first five years. Yet, that was an enormously important record for so many people. I think everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band!

It was another case of, “whoa, where did four hours go?” again this morning, and it was a pretty painless listening experience, too. The music was excellent, of course and when i say “painless,” i mean in terms of my occasionally crappy Internet connection. It did, in fact, die once, for a couple of minutes, but that meant that i missed most of the REO Speedwagon song, so i wasn't devastated.

(I know that REO Speedwagon is revered by rock radio in the U.S., and reviled by rock radio in Canada -- not that i listen to Canadian radio any more -- and, although i've tried to appreciate 'em for the sake of my American brothers & sisters, i really, really, think that they -- to use a technical term -- suck.)

Santana -- Dance Sister Dance
Cheryl Dilcher -- Who's The Captain (Of Rock And Roll)
The Outlaws -- There Goes Another Love Song
Status Quo -- Is There A Better Way
Elton John -- Funeral For A Friend
Bruce Cockburn -- If I Had A Rocket Launcher
The Little River Band -- Help Is On Its Way
Jethro Tull -- Bourée
The Jeff Beck Group -- Rice Pudding
Charlie Daniels Band -- Birmingham Blues
Roxy Music -- Love Is The Drug
Shooting Star -- Hollywood
707 -- I Could Be Good For You
John Mellencamp -- Ain't Even Done With The Night
UFO -- Only You Can Rock Me
Buffalo Springfield -- Rock And Roll Woman
David & David -- Welcome To The Boomtown
Yes -- Starship Trooper
The Babys -- Turn And Walk Away
Justin Hayward -- Forever Autumn
Ambrosia -- Life Beyond L.A.
Graham Nash -- Chicago / We Can Change The World
Loverboy -- Lucky Ones
REO Speedwagon -- Music Man
Dave Mason -- Let It Go, Let It Flow
George Harrison -- What Is Life
Russ Ballard -- Rene Didn't Do It
Traffic -- Dear Mr Fantasy
Touch -- Black Star
Todd Rundgren -- We Gotta Get You A Woman
Trapeze -- Midnight Flyer
David Bowie -- Young Americans
Zebra -- Tell Me What You Want
Jackson Browne -- Rock Me On The Water
Brownsville Station -- Lady (Put The Light On Me)
The Animals -- House Of The Rising Sun

And here's what's been under the laser at Spriggs Towers this week:

Lynyrd Skynyrd – The Millennium Collection
Poco – Crazy Loving
Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Broadcasting From Home
Joni Mitchell – The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
Steve Reich – Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint
Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
The Gin Blossoms – New Miserable Experience
Colin James – Bad Habits
Chicago – Chicago VII
Sting – The Soul Cages
Dan Fogelberg – The Innocent Age
Melissa Etheridge – Never Enough
Detty Kurnia – Coyor Panon
Various Artists – The Earth Greets The Sun
Paula Cole – Ballads
Five Hand Reel – Five Hand Reel
Peter Hammill – The Love Songs
The Beatles – Help!
Steve Earle – El Corazón
Dire Straits – Money For Nothing
Arleen Auger – Chants d' Auvergne
Peter Gabriel – Us
Genesis – Live: The Way We Walk, Vol. 2 – The Longs
Fish – A Feast Of Consequences
Yes – Tormato
Albion Country Band – The Battle Of The Field
Dan Fogelberg & Tim Weisberg – No Resemblance Whatsoever
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Trilogy
Various Artists – Passion Sources
Alan Stivell – Live In Dublin
Jon Anderson – Olias Of Sunhillow
Quicksilver Messenger Service -- Happy Trails

Monday, 21 August 2017

KSHE Klassics, August 20, 2017

Quotation du jour: Mark Twain ~ Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.

You may recall that, last week, i was a little under the weather. In fact, for nearly two weeks, i felt like i'd been hit by a fucking bus. It wasn't until this past Friday that i felt back to being 100% and, amazingly, i was also in a good mood: very rare for me. It may have been simple relief at not feeling like something the cat threw up, but it has remained. I feel excellent.

This week's mostly excellent Klassics Show didn't hurt, either!

Thin Lizzy – Showdown
Journey – The Girl Can't Help It
Jackson Browne – That Girl Could Sing
Bob Dylan – Maggie's Farm
Molly Hatchet – Gator Country
David Bowie – Golden Years
The Nazz – Open My Eyes
Queen – Tie Your Mother Down
Touch – When The Spirit Moves You
Strawbs – Heartbreaker
The Clash – Train In Vain
The Police – Driven To Tears
Trapeze – Black Clouds
Rod Stewart – Hot Legs
Bob Welch – Sentimental Lady
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Sweet Hitch-Hiker
Poco – Rose Of Cimarron
City Boy – Cigarettes
Crabby Appleton – Go Back
Dave Mason – So High (Rock Me Baby And Roll Me Away
Taxxi – I'm Leaving
Billy Joel – Root Beer Rag
Firefall – Mexico
Boz Scaggs – Loan Me A Dime
Climax Blues Band – I Am Constant
Jimmy Barnes – Working Class Man
The Babys – Every Time I Think Of You
Todd Rundgren – Love Of The Common Man
Grinderswitch – Higher Ground
Joe Cocker – She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Pavlov's Dog – Julia
Steely Dan – Kid Charlemagne
Eric Clapton – Let It Rain
Prism – Armageddon
Starz – (She's Just A) Fallen Angel
Pete Townshend – Pure And Easy
J. Geils – Whammer Jammer

And our own personal playlist for the week:

Talk Talk – Spirit Of Eden
Lisa Gerrard – A Thousand Roads
Marvin Gaye – 15 Greatest Hits
Marillion – F.E.A.R.
Peter Hammill – In Camera
Ofra Haza – Fifty Gates Of Wisdom
Kate Bush – Director's Cut
Focus – At The Rainbow
The Beatles – Past Masters Volume One
Dan Fogelberg – Full Circle
Joni Mitchell – Night Ride Home
Ashley Hutchings – Rattlebone & Ploughjack
Mark Knopfler – Sailing To Philadephia
James Taylor – October Road
Squeeze – The Millennium Collection
Richard Thompson – Mirror Blue
Home – The Alchemist
Soft Machine – Third
Rod Stewart – A Night On The Town
Tori Amos – From The Choirgirl Hotel
Phil Manzanera – Listen Now
Andy Irvine & Paul Brady – Andy Irvine & Paul Brady
Jonathan Edwards – Jonathan Edwards
Dan Fogelberg – River Of Souls
The Albion Band – Acousticity
Ian Anderson – Homo Erraticus
The Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir – Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares
Keane – Perfect Symmetry
Keith Emerson – Off The Shelf
Matchbox Twenty – More Than You Think You Are
John Lennon – Wonsaponatime
Propaganda – A Secret Wish
Saga – 20/20
Five Hand Reel – For A' That
Focus – Ship Of Memories
Survivor – Vital Signs

Monday, 14 August 2017

KSHE Klassics, Aug. 13, 2017

Quotation du jour: Peter Hammill ~ I continue to believe, contrary to the given wisdom, that it's more interesting to have an album – or, indeed, an individual song – which has variety rather than

Today's post almost didn't get written.

I was feeling a bit under the weather all week – nothing too serious, aching muscles, headaches, stomach and back pain and an overwhelming feeling of lethargy. My best friend all week was a jar of stewed prunes, and they finally started working their magic on Friday.

Sunday morning i was pretty close to being 100% except for a lingering sense of (to use a medical term) the blahs, and so, when i couldn't connect to KSHE's audio stream, i almost said, to heck with it and went back to bed. (What happened when i tried to connect was, i would get two seconds of garbled nonsense followed by a minute of nothing followed by two second of garbled nonsense etc., etc.).

I persevered, though, figuring after the crummy week i'd had, i needed this four hours of musical uplift, and so i tried to connect using a different browser and gloriosky, i connected to the stream much more quickly than usual. Wow! I think that my path for Sunday mornings in the future has been set before me.

Supertramp – School
Nazareth – This Flight Tonight
Off Broadway – Stay In Time
Roger Daltrey – One Man Band
Jon & Vangelis – The Friends Of Mr Cairo
Styx – Snowblind
Michael Schenker Group – Cry For The Nations
Heart – Dog And Butterfly
Stanley Clarke – School Days
The Animals – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Starz – Cherry Baby
Thin Lizzy – Cowboy Song
Sugarloaf – Don't Call Us, We'll Call You
Little Feat – All That You Dream
Frank Marino – Strange Dreams
Rush – Test For Echo
Todd Rundgren – Real Man
Traffic – Light Up Or Leave Me Alone
April Wine – All Over Town
Stillwater – Mindbender
Fleetwood Mac – Emerald Eyes
New Riders Of The Purple Sage – Panama Red
Billy Joel – New York State Of Mind
Chilliwack – Fly At Night
Cream – Tales Of Brave Ulysses
Lou Gramm – Midnight Blue
Robin Trower – Bridge Of Sighs
Journey – Look Into The Future
Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic
The Tarney / Spencer Band – No Time To Lose
Elton John -- All The Girls Love Alice
Grinderswitch – Kill The Pain
Strawbs – Keep On Trying
Rod Stewart – True Blue
Santana -- Everybody's Everything

And our own personal playlist for the week:

Sixpence None The Richer – Sixpence None The Richer
Ten Years After – Undead
Thunder – Laughing On Judgement Day
Seether – Holding On To Strings Better Left To Fray
The White Stripes – Icky Thump
Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel
Focus – Mother Focus
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Trilogy
Paula Cole – Ballads
Five Hand Reel – Five Hand Reel
Sheryl Crow – Be Myself
Roger McGuinn – Roger McGuinn
The Albion Band – Natural And Wild
Jeff Beck – There And Back
Camel – Breathless
Dead Can Dance – Spleen And Ideal
Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story
Mike Oldfield – Ommadawn
Tyrannosaurus Rex – A Beard Of Stars
Brian Eno & David Byrne – My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
Peter Gabriel – Passion
Van Morrison – A Night In San Francisco
Don Henley – The End Of The Innocence
Focus – Hamburger Concerto
Ray Davies – Americana

Van der Graaf Generator – Do Not Disturb

Monday, 7 August 2017

KSHE Klassics, August 6, 2017

Quotation du jour ~ Les Dawson: Mind you, I've always been musical... Mother used to sit me on her knee and I'd whisper, 'Mummy, Mummy, sing me a lullaby do,' and she'd say: 'Certainly my angel, my wee bundle of happiness, hold my beer while I fetch me banjo.'

It was a pretty miserable listening experience this morning, folks. Not because of the music itself, which was mostly as good as ever. No, it was my Internet connection playing silly buggers again: frequent drop-outs and i know i missed at least two songs.

It was a fairly frustrating morning altogether, cyberspatially. A couple of fairly large downloads (the usual music & porn) kept failing, as did several uploads, and even remote content in emails wasn't loading. If i ever move to St Louis, which i fully intend to do when i win a few millions in a lottery (which is unlikely to happen as i never buy tickets), one reason will be that i'll be able to listen to this show without a DSL connection.

Also, it never fails to stagger me that, after years of writing this blog, mt typing skills aren;t omproving .... Anywat, her's today's platlist:

Crosby, Stills & Nash -- Marrakesh Express
Kansas -- Play The Game Tonight
The Bliss Band -- Doctor
Bruce Springsteen -- Hungry Heart
Jimi Hendrix -- Little Wing
Tommy Bolin -- Post Toastee
Alice Cooper -- Hello Hurray
David Bowie -- Space Oddity
Eric Clapton -- I've Got A Rock 'n' Roll Heart
Jackson Browne -- Redneck Friend
Elton John -- Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters
Bob Seger -- Nutbush City Limits
Eagles -- Ol' 55
Steely Dan -- Black Friday
Bachman-Turner Overdrive -- Blue Collar
Jim Capaldi -- Living On The Edge
Dave Mason -- Mystic Traveller
Headboys -- The Shape Of Things To Come
Arthur Brown -- Fire
Symphonic Slam -- Modane Train
Atlanta Rhythm Section -- Georgia Rhythm
The Band -- Up On Cripple Creek
April Wine -- Just Between You And Me
Climax Blues Band -- Couldn't Get It Right
UFO -- Shoot Shoot
Triumvirat -- Spartacus
Foghat -- Rock And Roll Outlaw
Pete Townshend -- Rough Boys
Chicago -- Dialogue (Parts 1 & 2)
Nils Lofgren -- No Mercy
Todd Rundgren -- Just One Victory
Ian Gomm -- Hold On
Gypsy -- Don't Get Mad (Get Even)
America -- Sandman
Kenny Loggins -- Easy Driver
Genesis -- A Trick Of The Tail
Badfinger -- Baby Blue
Chilliwack -- Something Better
J. Geils -- First I Look At The Purse
Rainbow -- Man On The Silver Mountain
Creedence Clearwater Revival -- The Midnight Special

And here's what we played at the world headquarters of the Jim Spriggs Society this week:

Heart – Heart
Bob Dylan – Another Side Of Bob Dylan
Kate Bush – Aerial
The Tea Party – Seven Circles
Rush – Feedback
Rory Gallagher – Irish Tour '74
Caro Emerald – Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor
Curved Air – Air Conditioning
John Fogerty – The Long Road Home
Genesis – Selling England By The Pound
Florence + The Machine – Lungs
Chicago – Chicago VI
Maddy Priot & June Tabor – No More To The Dance
Pyewackett – The Man In The Moon Drinks Claret
Various Artists – The Roots Of The Rolling Stones
Five Hand Reel – For A' That
Rob Hyman – Largo
Focus – In And Out Of Focus
The Beatles – Beatles For Sale
Gregson & Collister – The Last Word
Peter Gabriel – OVO
Focus – At The Rainbow
Marillion – F.E.A.R.
Caro Emerald – The Shocking Miss Emerald
Runrig – The Cutter And The Clan
Mike Heron – Smiling Men With Bad Reputations
Colin James – Sudden Stop
Robin Trower – Day Of The Eagle
Afro-Celt Sound System – Anatomic
Ray Davies – Americana
Paul Simon – The Rhythm Of The Saints
Cassandra Wilson – Silver Pony
Alan Stivell – Olympia Concert

Jonathan Edwards -- Jonathan Edwards

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

KSHE Klassics, July 30, 2017

Quotation du jour ~ Trent Reznor: It's tough, because the president of the United States is a complete fucking moron. That's what gets me the most, that he's this vulgar, grotesque dope, everything I hate in people.

It wasn't an exceptional Klassics Show this week, although the inclusion of Rory Gallagher made it brilliant. But, hey, you find a radio station you like, you listen because they play schtuff you love and lots of it, they're bound to play shit you can't stand occasionally (Styx, REO Speedwagon, i'm talking to you) but the brilliant outweighs the banal. It's the best show on the wireless.

Captain Beyond -- Sufficiently Breathless
Bachman-Turner Overdrive -- Hey You
Humble Pie -- Thirty Days In The Hole
John Mellencamp -- Small Paradise
Styx -- Father O.S.A.
Alice Cooper -- Under My Wheels
Prism -- Spaceship Superstar
Cream -- I'm So Glad
Chris Rea -- Working On It
REO Speedwagon -- Son Of A Poor Man
Marshall Tucker -- Take The Highway
Eric Clapton -- She's Waiting
Soul Asylum -- Black Gold
Foghat -- Drivin' Wheel
Sammy Hagar -- The Ice Man
Jackson Browne -- In The Shape Of A Heart
Gary Wright -- Love Is Alive
The Jimi Hendrix Experience -- The Wind Cries Mary
Thin Lizzy -- Romeo And The Lonely Girl
Survivor -- Poor Man\s Son
Blind Faith -- Can't Find My Way Home
Kansas -- It Takes A Woman's Love (To Make A Man)
UFO -- Cherry
J. Geils Band -- Musta Got Lost
Jethro Tull -- Living In The Past
Rory Gallagher -- Country Mile
Aerosmith -- Big Ten Inch Record
Traffic -- The Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys
Blue Oyster Cult -- Godzilla
Pink Floyd -- San Tropez
The Electric Light Orchestra -- Poker
Head East -- City Of Gold / Fly By Night Lady
The Grateful Dead -- Alabama Getaway
The Who -- Athena
Robin Trower -- My Love (Burning Love)
Honeymoon Suite -- New Girl Now
Steely Dan -- Don't Take Me Alive
Stu Nunnery -- Isle Of Debris
The Little River Band -- It's Not A Wonder
The Rolling Stones -- Wild Horses

And here's what we played at Spriggs Towers this week:

Dan Fogelberg – The Wild Places
Paul Simon – Stranger To Stranger
Mama's Pride – Mama's Pride
Van der Graaf Generator – Pawn Hearts
Genesis – ...And Then There Were Three...
Peter Hammill – None Of The Above
The Fray – How To Save A Life
Five Hand Reel – For A' That
Sharon Shannon – Each Little Thing
The Trews – Hope And Ruin
Mike Oldfield – Ommadawn
Blodwyn Pig – Ahead Rings Out
Steeleye Span – Live At Last!
Brand X – Unorthodox Behaviour
Great Big Sea – Fortune's Favour
Journey – Journey's Greatest Hits
Colin James – National Steel
Marillion – Sounds That Can't Be Made
Mike Oldfield – Voyager
Focus – Moving Waves
John Kirkpatrick – Going Spare
Terje Rypdal – Descendre
Max Webster – High Class In Borrowed Shoes
Pink Floyd – Animals
Alanis Morissette – Under Rug Swept
Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Dancer With Bruised Knees
Pink Floyd – The Endless River
Sandy Denny – Rendezvous
King Crimson – Beat
Caro Emerald – Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor
Various Artists -- Passion Sources

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The KSHE Klassics Show, July 23, 2017

Quotation du jour ~ John Lennon: Time you enjoyed wasting was not wasted.

I installed a new router this past week, initially a daunting prospect as i'd never done it or locked one down before (my last one, the man at the shop did it for me). But, as the shop is no longer there and the man has moved away, i bought this one at Staples and i was on my own. I hesitated, afraid i'd screw something up, but as it turned out there were a couple of hiccups, but it wasn't that difficult at all, and i had a home network once more.

Around an hour before the program was to begin, my network connection kept dropping. Oh, no, i thought, it must be Sunday. It was a worrying event and i thought at first it must have something to do with the new router – blame myself for everything, that's my motto -- but somehow it sorted itself out and i was able to the entire show uninterrupted.

And what a great show it was, too. Some of my favourite songs by City Boy, Rockpile, Kim Mitchell, Robin Trower, Todd Rundgren....

City Boy – 5..7.0.5.
Steely Dan – Any Major Dude Will Tell You
Steve Miller – Living In The U.S.A.
Supertramp – Poor Boy
Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Lookin' Out For #1
The Band – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Pousette-Dart Band – Amnesia
Bob Dylan – Highway 61
Ray Gomez – Make Your Move
Eric Clapton – Mainline Florida
Elton John – Grey Seal
Dwight Twilley – I'm On Fire
Gypsy – Gypsy Queen (Part 1)
Rockpile – Teacher Teacher
Jefferson Starship – Stranger
The Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man
The Tubes – Don't Touch Me There
Mason Proffit – Two Hangmen
Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road
Canned Heat – On The Road Again
Climax Blues Band – Mighty Fire
Kim Mitchell – Go For A Soda
Spirit – Prelude / Nothin' To Hide
The Alan Parsons Project – I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You
Joe Walsh – Indian Summer
Robin Trower – Too Rolling Stoned
Michael Stanley – One Good Reason
Dave Mason – We Just Disagree
Bad Company – Live For The Music
Heartsfield – Shine On
Steve Winwood – Don't You Know What The Night Can Do
John Mayall – Room To Move
The Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street
Utopia – Love In Action
Todd Rundgren – I Saw The Light
Gary Wright – Silent Fury
Electric Light Orchestra – Telephone Line
Vinegar Joe – Never Met A Dog
Foreigner – Rev On The Red Line

And our own personal playlist for this week:

Dan Fogelberg – River Of Souls
Jonathan Edwards – Jonathan Edwards
Sequentia – Ancient Music For A Modern Age
Jethro Tull – Aqualung
Sharon Shannon – Out The Gap
Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
The Who – The Who Sell Out
Bruce Springsteen – The Rising
Runrig – Transmitting Live
Maddy Prior – Ravenchild
The Electric Light Orchestra – No Answer
Marillion – F.E.A.R.
Yes – Tales From Topographic Oceans
Caro Emerald – Emerald Island
Home – Pause For A Hoarse Horse
Five Hand Reel – Five Hand Reel }
Five Hand Reel – For A' That        } a.k.a. “Three Albums On Two CDs”
Five Hand Reel – Earl O' Moray   }
John Hiatt – Anthology
Linkin Park – Meteora
Kim Mitchell – Ain't Life Amazing
Kula Shaker – K
Blind Willie Johnson – Dark Was The Night
Peter Gabriel – Up
Dead Can Dance – Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun
Various Artists – Chess Classics

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!