Dear beautiful people,
I haven't slept much, and I've had a bit of a stressful week, but after my radio show I feel so much better. One moment in particular really kept me going.
During this show I got a call right after I read the Rainer Maria Rilke poetry, and he said that he just wanted to thank ME for reading such beautiful and romantic poetry. I though my heart was going to leap out of my chest. I've never felt so happy. To have a moment like that with a stranger doesn't happen often, and I feel so lucky. Not only that, but he called again later after I read the Adrienne Rich poetry, and thanked me for such a passionate performance. Once again, I thought my heart had stopped. So thank you, Mr. Caller, and thank you to everyone who listens to my show. You really have no idea how much it means to know that people I love and care about take the time to listen, as well as people I don't know at all. So thank you, listeners. Please keep listening, and give me feedback whenever possible, because that's what makes me the happiest, is knowing that you have something to say about what I play.
I read some poetry on the show today, so here's a playlist for the poetry:
Rainer Maria Rilke: For Hans Carossa, The Sonnets to Orpheus pt. 1 XI and pt. 2 I (from "Ahead of All Parting: Selected Poetry and Prose")
Adrienne Rich: Diving into the Wreck, For the Dead
Daphne Gottlieb: What mama bear said (from "Why Things Burn")
Anyway, I think the set list for today is pretty aweosme, and I actually had a WHOLE LOT more music I wanted to play, but realized that I ran out of time pretty quickly after playing a one-act opera.
[Artist: Song - Album]
1. Cliff Edwards: Heigh-Ho - Disney's Happiest Songs
2. Eels: Packing Blankets - Daisies of the Galaxy
3. Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore: Dear Companion - Dear Companion
4. Electric Masada: Yatzar - Electric Masada
5. de Madagame Bolduc: Fetons le Mardi Gras - Les 100 ans
6. Goldfrapp: Ooh La La - Tiefschwarz Remix - Ooh La La
7. Cliff Edwards: When You Wish Upon A Star - Disney's Happiest Songs
8. Joan Baez: Silver Dagger - Troubadours of the Folk Era
9. Ming Principle: Movement - Dutch World 2005
10. Die Toten Hosen: Liebesspieler (High-noon Mix) - Auf Dem Kreuzzuf Ins Glück
11. Benny Goodman: Rocky Raccoon - Live at Carnegie Hall
12. Saul Williams: Twice First Time - Eargasms
13. Balkan Beat Box: Adir Adirim feat. Victoria Hanna - Balkan Beat Box
14. Tatsu Aoki: Cape of Needles - Jarman
15. Menotti: The Telephone - The Medium and the Telephone
16. The Kyoto Nohgaku Kai: Hagoromo - Japanese Noh Music
17. Hot Club of Cowtown: Tchavolo Swing - Dev'lish Mary
18. Damned: Neverland - Grave Disorder
19. Leonard Berstein, New York Philharmonic: Mars the Bringer of War - Holst: The Planets
20. Ella Fitzgerald: Prelude to a Kiss - Duke Ellington Songbook
21. Kid Koala: Slew Test 2/Mosquito vs. Water Buffalo/Slew Test 3 - Your Mom's Favorite DJ
22. The Nels Cline Singers: Lucia - Instrumentals
23. Ladytron: Destroy Everything You Touch - Witching Hour
24. Baaba Mal: African Woman - African Woman
25. Les Innocents: Cent Metres Au Paradis - Cent Metres Au Paradis
26. The Reno Brothers: Time Changes Everything - Swing West
27. Kitaro: Orochi - Selections from "Kojiki"
28. Nat King Cole: Ramblin' Rose - Ramblin' Rose
29. Canines: Canine Heart Sounds - Canine Heart Sounds
30. Sick Bees: People are Nots of Wood - My Pleasure
31. Don Tiki: Polyamoré - The Forbidden Sounds of Don Tiki
32. Prurient: Apple Tree Victim - Pleasure Ground
33. Birds: Birdsongs of Africa - Heartbeat of Africa
34. Jackie Wilson: I Just Can't Help It - Jackie Wilson Story
35. Jean-Michel Bernard: Golden the Pony Boy - The Science of Sleep Soundtrack
36. Charlie Musselwhite: Pistol in Your Face - The Harmonica According to Charlie Musselwhite
- The Planets and Ella Fitzgerald layering: I actually meant to read poetry over the Holst, but it was too intense, which worked out well. I don't think I could have planned a better juxtaposition of sounds and feelings than with these two pieces. Love and War mingling together.
- African Birdsongs: That was just a good idea to play that. Haha. It went VERY well with the Jackie Wilson track, even rhythmically and tempo wise.
- Rocky Raccoon: I can't believe I found that track by Benny Goodman! That was a nice find.
- Disney song miss-cue: Playing "Heigh-Ho" when I meant to play "When You Wish Upon A Star" right at the beginning.
- Daphne Gottlieb poem: When I read the Daphne Gottlieb poem, I meant the transition into the songs more delicately, and I didn't know that there was going to be an announcer for the titles of the Canine heart sounds. It just felt a little sloppy.