Sunday, 26 February 2017

KSHE Klassics Show, February 26th, 2017

Quotation du jour ~ Abraham Lincoln: If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Man, i love Sundays.

Not only because it's my only day off, but this program lifts my heart and eases my soul. What a shame i usually have so many computer problems on Sundays. I was able to connect to the VPN fairly easily this morning but then something caused a problem with ye olde laptop: netio.sys (whatever that is) shut me down. Twice. (It's some sort of NVIDIA driver conflict, i believe, although i haven't investigated much further.)

The second time i got the dreaded BSOD, i could no longer connect to the VPN at all and in fact wound up listening to the last 45 minutes of the program on my iPad (with earbuds, of course). And it was great. As always.

Dan Fogelberg – Part Of The Plan
Ian Hunter – Cleveland Rocks
The Band – Up On Cripple Creek
Charlie Daniels – Reflections
UFO – Doctor Doctor
Fleetwood Mac – Danny's Chant
Kansas – It Takes A Woman's Love (To Make A Man)
Sammy Hagar – (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Budgie – Sky High Percentage
Kenny Loggins – Easy Driver
The Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man
Shooting Star – Hang On For Your Life
Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story
Mama's Pride -- Merry-Go-Round
Strawbs – Lay Down
The Allman Brothers Band – Melissa
Ian MacLagan -- Little Troublemaker
Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic
Eagles – James Dean
Santana – Open Invitation
The Boomtown Rats – I Don't Like Mondays
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Hoedown
Ten Years After – I'd Love To Change The World
Neil Young – Like A Hurricane
The Who – Happy Jack
Mistress – China Lake
Poco – You Better Think Twice
Gary Wright – Silent Fury
The Rolling Stones – When The Whip Comes Down
707 – I Could Be Good For You
Alice Cooper – Hello Hurray
Horslips -- Sure The Boy Was Green
Loggins & Messina – Vahevala
Dave Mason – Mystic Traveler
String Driven Thing – Circus
Grinderswitch – Pickin' The Blues
Off Broadway – Full Moon Turn My Head Around
Crosby, Stills & Nash – Dark Star
David Bowie – The Jean Genie
Jackson Browne – Boulevard
Wet Willie – Keep On Smilin'
Nantucket -- California

And my own personal playlist for the week:

Dan Fogelberg -- Souvenirs*
The Byrds -- Mr Tambourine Man
The Beatles -- Let It Be... Naked
Terje Rypdal -- Descendre
Memphis Minnie -- The Essential Recordings
Hothouse Flowers -- The Platinum Collection
Peter Hammill -- Enter K
Zap Mama -- Sabsylma
Roy Wood -- Starting Up
Thunder -- Behind Closed Doors
The Beatles -- Live At The Hollywood Bowl
Bonnie Raitt -- Silver Lining
Steeleye Span -- Dodgy Bastards
Elvin Bishop -- The Best Of Elvin Bishop
The Byrds -- Turn! Turn! Turn!
Renaissance -- Scheherazade And Other Stories
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity -- Open
The Faces -- Long Player
Jon & Vangelis -- The Friends Of Mr Cairo
Eric Clapton -- Me And Mr Johnson
Big Wreck -- Grace Street
Kate Bush -- The Sensual World
Brass Monkey -- Sound And Rumour
Sheryl Crow -- 100 Miles From Memphis
Mike Oldfield -- QE2
Various Artists -- Blues Breakers!
Peter Gabriel -- Peter Gabriel
Mike Oldfield -- Return To Ommadawn
Van der Graaf Generator -- Do Not Disturb
The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver -- The Beat Of The Street
Dan Fogelberg -- Live in Colorado
The Baltimore Consort -- On The Banks Of Helicon

*odd that the first CD i played this week includes the first song that Uman played on this morning's program!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

KSHE Klassics Show, February 19th, 2017

Quotation du jour ~ Dan Fogelberg: There's a magic every moment / There's a miracle each day /There's a magic every moment / Oh won't you let the music play.

As i've mentioned previously, KSHE doesn't stream their audio to Canada and in order to listen i have to connect to a VPN, and some weeks i have a very difficult job connecting. This week, i did some research. My firewall and AV software weren't hindering it, but i found a couple of settings under Control Panel => Administrative Tools that i changed (remote access options) and i had no trouble at all. And i'm ever so glad i spent some time on the problem: this morning's show was absolutely wonderful! (In fact, I ordered an Elvin Bishop CD that “Travelin' Shoes” appears on, right after the song ended.) Anyway, here's the complete playlist:

Traffic – The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
Little Feat – Rocket In My Pocket
Eric Clapton – Let It Grow
Z.Z. Top – Heard It On The X
Mott The Hoople – All The Young Dudes
Rush – Time Stand Still
Spirit – I Got A Line On You
Queen – Bicycle Race
Rick Derringer – Don't Ever Say Goodbye
Santana – Everybody's Everything
Manfred Mann – For You
Billy Joel – Say Goodbye To Hollywood
Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers
Bruce Springsteen – Cadillac Ranch
Elvin Bishop – Travelin' Shoes
Yes – Time And A Word
Pat Travers – Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)
Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic
Real Life – Send Me An Angel
Jeff Beck – I Ain't Superstitious
Peter Gabriel – Solsbury Hill
Jethro Tull – Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll, Too Young To Die
Dan Fogelberg – As The Raven Flies*
The Doobie Brothers – Natural Thing
The Babys – California
Jefferson Starship – Miracles
Steely Dan – Any Major Dude Will Tell You
Michael Bolton – Fool's Game
Detective – Recognition
The Byrds – Eight Miles High
Stanley Clarke – School Days
Cheryl Dilcher – Together
Blind Faith – Sea Of Joy
John Mellencamp – Ain't Even Done With The Night
J.Geils – Looking For A Love
Status Quo – Is There A Better Way
Stephen Stills – Love The One You're With
George Harrison – This Song
Point Blank – Nicole
Bob Dylan – Highway 61

* Last year, when this program's host John Ulett (a.k.a. Uman) celebrated his 40th anniversary at KSHE, he put together a list of his forty favourite albums, and the album that this song comes from, “Souvenirs,” was included. I have to agree! His full list is here:

And my own personal playlist for the week:

Oysterband -- Trawler
Jennifer Warnes -- Famous Blue Raincoat
June Tabor -- Angel Tiger
Dan Fogelberg -- Love In Time
Jeff Beck -- Beckology
Donald Fagen -- The Nightfly
Lucinda Williams -- World Without Tears
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble -- Live At Carnegie Hall
Various Artists -- Stone Free: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix
The Incredible String Band -- U
Peter Hammill -- Fireships
Rory Gallagher -- Jinx
Colin James -- Take It From The Top: The Best Of Colin James
Various Artists -- City Of Angels (O.S.T.)
Big Wreck -- Grace Street
Steeleye Span -- Dodgy Bastards
Mike Oldfield -- Return To Ommadawn
Genesis -- Nursery Cryme
The Albion Dance Band -- The Prospect Before Us
Dan Fogelberg -- River Of Souls
Chicago -- Chicago V
The Hooters -- Hooterization: A Retrospective
Steely Dan -- Pretzel Logic
The Chieftains -- The Ballad Of The Irish Horse
Mike Heron -- Smiling Men With Bad Reputations
Peter Gabriel -- Ovo
Runrig -- The Story
Vanilla Fudge -- Vanilla Fudge
Chantal Krevaziuk -- Under These Rocks And Stones

Monday, 13 February 2017

KSHE Klassics Show, February 12th, 2017

This morning's was a truly frustrating listening experience.

Not the program itself, which was the schtuff that dreams are made on, nor with my Internet connection, which was fine. No, the blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the firewall i installed yesterday, Comodo. At around 8:30 a.m. i tried to connect to the V.P.N. i need in order to listen to KSHE (as their audio stream is blocked outside the U.S.A.) and Comodo didn't like it. Every thirty seconds a warning would pop asking if i trusted this application. I kept clicking yes, of course, but the warning kept appearing, even when i had the "remember my answer" box checked. There was much effing and blinding by me until, at a couple of minutes past nine, i finally connected.

And Comodo didn't like my browser either -- or perhaps it just doesn't like classic rock. Those alerts started popping up every thirty seconds again and i kept clicking "allow" and still they came. I wound up listening to a good part of the show on my iPad as kept starting and restarting the laptop just to get rid of those damned alerts! (Needless to say i ultimately uninstalled Comodo and went back to Zone Alarm's firewall -- and that required yet another restart -- but at least Zone Alarm likes classic rock.)

It was not how i had hoped to spend my Sunday morning...

Lou Reed -- Sweet Jane
Robin Trower -- Sweet Wine Of Love
John Mayall -- Room To Move
REO Speedwagon -- Say You Love Me Or Say Goodnight
Steve Winwood -- Time Is Running Out
Bob Dylan -- Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Kansas -- What's On My Mind
George Harrison -- All Things Must Pass
UFO -- Only You Can Rock Me
The Moody Blues -- Legend Of A Mind
.38 Special -- Rock And Roll Strategy
Fleetwood Mac -- Hypnotized
Jethro Tull -- Teacher
Supertramp -- School
Jefferson Starship -- No Way Out
Alice Cooper -- Billion Dollar Babies
Big Country -- In A Big Country
Rush -- Lakeside Park
The Grateful Dead -- Alabama Getaway
The Outlaws -- Green Grass And High Tides
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown -- Fire
Bandit -- Visions Of You
Steve Miller Band -- The Stake
Grand Funk Railroad -- Closer To Home / I'm Your Captain
Angel -- Rock And Rollers
Alvin Lee -- So Sad (No Love Of His Own)
The Marshall Tucker Band -- Can't You See
Bruce Springsteen -- Badlands
Jackson Browne -- Red Neck Friend
Dire Straits -- Lady Writer
Little River Band -- It's A Long Way There
Jo Jo Gunne -- Ready Freddy
J. Geils Band -- Must Got Lost
Dave Mason -- Let It Go, Let It Flow
Kenny Loggins -- Love Has Come Of Age

And my own personal playlist for the week:

Runrig -- In Search Of Angels
Pink Floyd -- The Endless River
Ten Years After -- Live At Reading
Black Country Communion -- Afterglow
Steeleye Span -- Dodgy Bastards
Paula Cole -- This Bright Red Feeling
Dan Fogelberg -- Souvenirs
Dixie Chicks -- Home
Mike Oldfield -- Return To Ommadawn
Jeff Beck Group -- Rough And Ready
Linda Ronstadt -- Heart Like A Wheel
Talking Heads -- The Best Of Talking Heads
The Incredible String Band -- Wee Tam And The Big Huge
David Crosby -- If I Could Only Remember My Name
Chicago -- II
Fairport Convention -- 50:50@50
Asia -- Asia
Jack Bruce -- Shadows In The Air
The Kinks -- Arthur
Genesis -- Invisible Touch
Kate Bush -- The Sensual World
Fleetwood Mac -- Tribute To The Blues
Loggins & Messina -- On Stage
Steve Winwood -- Refugees Of The Heart
Jon & Vangelis -- The Friends Of Mr Cairo
Paul McCartney – Ram
Various Artists – Out On The Rolling Sea

Sunday, 5 February 2017

KSHE Klassics Show, February 5, 2017

Quotation du jour ~ J.R.R. Tolkien: Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.

I have to admit that i fail to understand KSHE's love of REO Speedwagon. I can't stand 'em, and the Canadian rock stations i used to listen to would actively deride them. Yet KSHE -- "Real Rock Radio" and "The Rock Of St Louis" -- plays them regularly. The song on this morning's show was unfortunately a lengthy live track and lead singer Kevin Cronin was especially obnoxious. It was cringeworthy for sure. But, nevermind, otherwise the show was excellent as always.

(Incidentally, according to Wikipedia, KSHE recently announced that they were going to launch a subchannel which would be a 24-hour a day version of The Klassics Show. I'd never listen to anything else! But i couldn't find anything about it on KSHE's website and host John Ulett has certainly never mentioned it. But that's Wikipedia for you!)

The Who -- Dr Jimmy
Marshall Tucker -- Blue Ridge Mountain Sky
Climax Blues Band -- Mighty Fire
Steely Dan -- Bodhisattva
Head East -- Since You've Been Gone
Santana -- Samba Pa Ti
Gypsy -- Gypsy Queen (Part 1)
April Wine -- Wings Of Love
Dwight Twilley -- Twilley Don't Mind
Rare Earth -- I Just Want To Celebrate
Bachman-Turner Overdrive -- Lookin' Out For Number One
Nazareth -- This Flight Tonight
Graham Parker -- White Honey
Bruce Springsteen -- Incident On 57th Street / Rosalita
Jethro Tull -- Thick As A Brick
Heart -- Even It Up
Procol Harum -- A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Foreigner -- Headknocker
The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver -- (I Don't Want To Love You But) You Got Me Anyway
REO Speedwagon -- 157 Riverside Avenue
Z.Z. Top -- Arrested For Driving While Blind
Ian Gomm -- Hold On
Roger Daltrey -- One Man Band
Paul McCartney -- Smile Away
Joe Walsh -- At The Station
Tycoon -- Such A Woman
Bob Dylan -- Just Like A Woman
Steve Hackett -- Narnia
Justin Hayward -- Forever Autumn
Charlie -- L.A. Dreamer
Supertramp -- Hide In Your Shell
John Mellencamp -- A Little Night Dancin'
Icehouse -- Electric Blue
The Police -- Driven To Tears
Kansas -- The Wall
Todd Rundgren -- Just One Victory
Charlie Daniels -- The South's Gonna Do It Again
Badfinger -- No Matter What

And my own personal playlist for the week:

Dan Fogelberg -- Windows And Walls
Mike Oldfield -- Return To Ommadawn
Five For Fighting -- The Battle For Everything
Quintessence -- In Blissful Company
Dan Fogelberg -- Live In Colorado 1972
The Band From Rockall -- The Band From Rockall
Seether -- Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces
Steve Reich -- Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint
Harmonium -- L'Heptade XL
Steely Dan -- Countdown To Ecstasy
The Police -- Every Breath You Take: The Classics
Yes -- Going For The One
Peter Hammill & The K Group -- Live At Rockpalast, Hamburg 1981
Joan Osborne -- Little Wild One
Steeleye Span -- Dodgy Bastards
Mike Oldfield -- Heaven's Open
Tom Waits -- Closing Time
Lisa Gerrard -- Lisa Gerrard
Jefferson Airplane -- After Bathing At Baxter's
Genesis -- Duke
Various Artists -- Great Grandson Of "Morris On"
Rant Maggie Rant -- Latitude
David Gates -- First
Free -- Tons Of Sobs
Godley & Creme -- Ismism
Electric Light Orchestra -- No Answer
Pretenders -- Learning To Crawl
Rory Gallagher -- 1974-04-14 Golders Green (bootleg)
B.B.M. -- Around The Next Dream
Terje Rypdal & The Chasers -- Blue
Annie Haslam -- Annie In Wonderland