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Flashlite #698

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Today we check in with new music fro some true singer songwriting legends: Willie Nelson, John Doe of X, Lyle Lovett and Calexico. Nitty Girtty Dirt Band make a whole album of Bob Dylan covers and they don’t just do Nashville Skyline. Lada, Dinko and Hrvoje from Bambi Molesters have a new band called LHD and it fits very well with their previous work. We also check in with Tyler Bejoian and his Names. But the show opens a newcomer, Peter Donovan from Seattle, WA.

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The Americans – Give Way
Peter Donovan – This Better Be Good;
Willie Nelson – I Don’t Go to Funerals;
Green On Red – Time Slips Away;
Daniel Romano – I Don’t Fit In;
Tyler & the Names – OB’s;
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You;
Bob Dylan – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You;
Tom Troccoli’s Dog – Girl from the North Country;
John Doe – The Cowboy and the Hot Air Balloon;
Lyle Lovett – Her Loving Man;
Lyle Lovett – LA County;
Giant Sand – Yer Ropes;
Calexico – Then You Might See;
LHD – Boiling Water, Dreamy Girl;
Amy Lavere – Girlfriends.

Flashlite #507

Emma DeCorsey of I Am The Polish ArmyToday we have a brand new track from The Flesh Eaters, who reformed in their most notorious line up, featuring Chris D, Steve Berlin, DJ Bonebrake, John Doe, Bill Bateman and Dave Alvin. And it’s a cover of a lesser known Sonics tune! We also have the new tune from Emma DeCorsey of I Am The Polish Army from her new cassette Dream. Clara Engel from Toronto in Canada also has a new album A Shore Far From Any Prison. Clara will be playing live in Cleveland on December 7th at Euclid Tavern and on December 8th at The Whiskey Bar. Emma will be playing at Blue Arrow Records on November 10th at 3pm. Both of them are coming to Cleveland through a booking production of The Little Lighthouse. So that’s something new I’m doing and it would be appreciated if you all come and support the effort. Talking about Blue Arrow Records, new Jonathan Richman record is coming out today on that label and it’s called Sa. It features Jerry Harrison on keyboards, among others. We also introduce Maiorano from Berlin Germany, Michael Head from Liverpool, England and an older record that came on Ill In The Head Records by a Croatian band Gipps. On Numero, there is also a nice reissue compilation entitled Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground. We check it all out today.

Jesse Winchester – Neither Here Nor There;
Maiorano – Days in the Life;
The Flesh Eaters – Cinderella;
Sonics – Cinderella;
Thee Headcoats – Pocahontas Was Her Name;
Jonathan Richman – Alegre Soy;
The Belles – Melvin;
Hill Sisters – My Lover;
Joe Jack Talcum – Jellyfish Heaven;
Dead Milkmen – Somewhere Over Antarctica;
Gipps – Raspuce;
Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band – Wild Mountain Thyme;
The Byrds – Wild Mountain Thyme;
The Lemon Twigs – Never Know;
Willie Nile – Don’t;
The Jaybirds – Over Your Shoulder;
Emma DeCorsey – Gold;
Clara Engel – A Shore Far From Any Prison.

Flashlite #378

Jadranka StojakovicToday we hear some new music from the kings of lo-fi rock, Robert Pollard and Guided By Voices. He is as productive as ever. Following his footsteps in lo-fi, we introduce City Yelps from Leeds UK and Honey Radar from Indiana. Paul Kelly is back with a set of Shakespearean sonnets. Plastic Pals form Sweden have a new single. San Mikulec, a one-man band in Croatia is back with the new project called Snooze in Motion and we close everything with John Doe of X with his new album. Bob Hillman is a new name in show, he recorded an albums with the help of Peter Case. We pay respect to Jadranka Stojakovic, probably the greatest female character that ever came out of the Yugoslav pop and rock scene. She passed away yesterday.

Jadranka Stojakovic – Zivot je jednosmjerna cesta;
City Yelps – Light & Classical;
Honey Radar – Postcard Target;
Honey Radar – Scorpions Bought Me Breakfast;
Robert Pollard – Little Pigs;
Guided By Voices – Glittering Parliaments;
Guided By Voices – The Caterpillar Workforce;
Paul Kelly – O Mistress Mine (Clown’s Song from Twelfth Night);
XTC – Melt The Guns;
Kim Simpson – Melt The Guns;
Jadranka Stojakovic – Putovanja;
Jadranka Stojakovic – Ko zna reci;
The Plastic Pals – Wouldn’t Change a Thing;
Bob Hillman – Bad Business;
Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds – Chicano Studies;
Disciplin A Ktchme – Nepokolebljivost pokazi ti uz neophodnu dozu neozbiljnosti;
Snooze In Motion – Agnes OM;
John Doe – Get On Board.

Flashlite #296

Maggie BjörklundToday we begin with some vinyl reissues from Superior Viaduct – 100 Flowers and Flesh Eaters. Then we hear a Sweet Apple B side, which is a cover of Scientists’ Frantic Romantic. Then we go to Italy, where our friends Cheap Wine have a new record, tenth in seventeen years! Jesse Winchester who passed away earlier this year, recorded an LP worth of stuff which has just come out and we check it out. Singer songwriter Kim Simpson returns with music set to the DuÅ¡ko Trifunović lyrics. And Maggie Björklund who we know well from her collaborations with Howe Gelb and John Doe has a record on her own. Also, Mike Watt and his Italian sailors visited my town, and we have it on a tape. Il Sogno Del Marinaio! The most famous musician out of Boise ID, Paul Revere passed away and we pay a small tribute to his legacy.

Gun Club – Texas Serenade;
100 Flowers – Without Limbs;
Flesh Eaters – Divine Horsemen;
The Scientists – Frantic Romantic;
Sweet Apple – Frantic Romantic;
Cheap Wine – Beggar Town;
Cheap Wine – Waiting On The Door;
Hammie Nixon – Sugar Mama Blues (Blues Alphabet);
Jesse Winchester – Brand New Tennessee Waltz;
Jesse Winchester – Never Forget to Boogie;
Paul Revere And The Raiders – Kicks;
Paul Revere And The Raiders – The Great Airplane Strike;
Mark Lindsay – Easy Street;
Il Sogno Del Marinaio – Stucazz;
Il Sogno Del Marinaio – Punkinhead Ahoy (Live in CLE);
Kim Simpson – ÄŒini mi se da uzimam viÅ¡e;
Maggie Bj̦rklund РThe Road to Samarkland.

Flashlite #291

Sultan's BatheryMike Watt is a rock’n’roll sailor and now his in the boat with two Italian fratello’s Andrea Belfi and Stefano Pilia. Their band Il Sogno Del Marinaio has a new record out called Canto Secondo and they are about to embark on a big American tour. Before you catch them in your town, here they are at the Little Lighthouse. Talking about Italians, there’s a new band out from over there called Sultan’s Bathery. They were also on the tour in the ol’ US of A just recently. John Mayall has a new record and since we’re at the letter M in our Blues Alphabet, it’s the right time to spend some airtime on this great British bluesman. John Doe has a new best off record and it also contains two brand new songs. We feature one of them today. Also, somehow the news of Peter Banks passing away escaped me last year, so we pay a little tribute to the legendary guitarist of Syn, Yes and Flash.

Morly Grey – Peace Officer;
Sultan’s Bathery – Spring Of Youth;
Sonics – Bad Betty;
Buffalo – Sunrise (Come My Way);
OBN IIIs – Beg to Christ;
The Syn – Grounded;
Flash – Monday Morning Eyes;
John Mayall – Somebody Actin Like A Child (Blues Alphabet);
John Mayall – Speak of the Devil;
Mike Watt – No One Says Old Man (To The Old Man);
Il Sogno Del Marinaio – Funanori Jig;
Il Sogno Del Marinaio – Nanos’ Waltz;
John Doe – Never Enough (Live in CLE);
John Doe – Take Number 52.

Flashlite #173

Robin GibbToday we say the last goodbye to the great banjo player Doug Dillard and one of the Bee Gees – Robin Gibb. Both of them passed away recently and we owe a lot to each of them for the development of rock’n’roll and popular music in general. Other than that, we check out mainly some new singles, eps – short form in general. John Doe and Exene have a new one, recorded with minimal arrangements in the studio. Richard Buckner has a new three-track ep called Willow. And then come the rockers. The Intelligence from Seattle and Nobunny have new 45s. The Paperhead from Nashville sport a lovely Syd Barrett styled single from a split EP with Mikal Cronin (among others). King Khan also splits a 45 with Mikal. Only LP tracks are by the Dillard and Clark and The Beegees today!

Dillard And Clark – Train Leaves Here This Mornin’;
Bee Gees – Massachusetts;
Dillard And Clark – She Darked The Sun;
Tom Trocolli’s Dog – Girl from the North Country;
John Doe And Exene Cervenka – Never Enough;
Richard Buckner – Willow;
The Intelligence – (They Found Me In The Back Of) The Galaxy;
The Paperhead – Stacey Grove;
Ty Segall and White Fence – I Am Not A Game;
King Tuff – Hole In My Head;
Nobunny – La La La La Love You;
King Khan – Bite My Tongue;
Suzi Chunk – Tripwire;
Cozy – Sugar On My Mind;
Noel Black – Why Not Your Baby;
Velvet Crush – Why Not Your Baby;
Dillard And Clark – Why Not Your Baby;
Bee Gees – New York Mining Disaster.

Flashlite #139

Mikal CroninToday we have a large block dedicated to Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin. We know Ty from our earlier shows. Mikal is in his band, and also has a solo record which offers a new standard for the snot punk scene. It’s a wonderful result that showcases a new, yet fully mature songwriter. We also have a new album for The Bangles and their producer, Matthew Sweet. Glossary are back with the new record Long Live All of Us. John Doe tours USA with X, they were in Cleveland on Tuesday, but he also has a solo record out called Keeper. Tommy Keene is back with Behind The Parade. We dedicate today’s show to Jerry Leiber, one half of the songwriting tandem Leiber and Stoller, who passed away on August 22 this year.

Elkie Brooks – Love Potion nr. 9;
Nazz – Open My Eyes;
The Bangles – Open My Eyes;
Matthew Sweet – She Walks The Night;
Pink Floyd – Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk;
Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin – Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk;
Mikal Cronin – Situation;
Ty Segall – Goodbye Bread;
John Paul Keith – Anyone Can Do It;
Kelly Kneiser – Don’t Give Up On Me;
Glossary – A Shoulder To Cry On;
John Doe – Never Enough;
Roy A. Loney – Ruin Your Shoes;
Jumprope – Kites Are Fun;
Tommy Keene – Deep Six Saturday;
Tommy Keene – Places That Are Gone;
Richard Barrett – Some Other Guy;
Little Willie Littlefield – Kansas City aka KC Lovin’.

Flashlite #46

John DoeToday’s show brings a very special block dedicated to legendary keyboardist Augie Meyers, original member of Sir Douglas Quintet who is making a sensational comeback these days with The Krayolas. We also have a brand new CD for John Doe who joined with The Sadies, re-recording a selection of classical country songs. Indie rockers Superchunk are back with a new single and Cat Power covered Dylan on her new EP.

The Bubble Puppy – Beginning;
Blue Öyster Cult – Hot Rails To Hell;
Superchunk – Learned to Surf;
Superchunk – Seed Toss;
Bob Mould – It’s Too Late;
Obits – Back and Forth;
Cat Power – I Believe In You;
Bob Dylan – I Believe In You;
Bob Dylan – Love Sick;
The Krayolas – We’ve Got a Secret;
The Krayolas – Aw Tonight;
Sir Douglas Quintet – If You Really Want Me To I’ll Go;
The Ron-Dels – If You Really Want Me To I’ll Go;
The Resentments – Look Up;
Johnnie Allan – Promised Land;
Ean Eraser – It Does Not Matter To Me;
John Doe And The Sadies – Help Me Make It Through The Night;
Kris Kristofferson – Help Me Make It Through The Night.