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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mix Tape Thursday, 5/7/09

WTMD listeners take over the airwaves with three-to-five song sets on Thursday.

7 a.m. Mike McCann

Nels Cline is an incredible guitarist, as well as a wonderful composer of many different types of music. I think he deserves attention, and playing this mix tape on WTMD would be a great start.

And I can guarantee you will get many 'thank yous' for introducing your listeners to this incredible music.

* "Lowered Boom," by The Nels Cline Singers
* "Chi Cacoan," by Nels Cline
* "Progression," by Nels Cline

9 a.m. Glenn Carswell


* "Toe Jam," by The BPA
* "Pressure Drop," by Toots and the Maytals
* "Freeker the Speaker," by Keller Williams
* "Shakedown Street," by Grateful Dead
* "Whoever You Are," by Geggy Tah

11 a.m. Jack Livingston

* "Bird on a Wire," by k.d. lang
A cool Canadian beatitude.

* "Chelsea Hotel #2," by Rufus Wainwright
An angst-filled, soaring take on sleaze and love.

* "I'm Your Man," by Nick Cave
Nick Cave owns this song.

* "The Traitor," by Martha Wainwright
She is so in tune with Leonard Cohen's phrasing.

* "I Can't Forget," by Jarvis Cocker
Jarvis shows us the playful yet pained irony of the song.

1 p.m. Katie Dworak

The human body is composed of approximately 60% water or something like that...
About 75%-ish of the earth's surface is covered in water...
My glass is half full of delicious, refreshing tap water...
And these songs that somehow pertain to or perhaps simply mention water in some way shape or form are 100% super :)

* "Valerie," by Amy Winehouse
* "Under the Weather," by KT Tunstall
* "Mighty Storm," by The Duhks
* "Once in a Lifetime," by Talking Heads
* "Purple Rain," by Prince
* "International Dateline," by Ladytron

5 p.m. Corrie Byrne

Looks like its going to be rainy for the next couple days. I particularly like these songs because they’re songs from beloved artists but aren’t usually played on the radio. Thanks so much for allowing listeners to have control over what gets played!!!

* "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head," by Ben Folds Five
* "I Know the Reason," by Carbon Leaf
* "Steeples," by Dispatch
* "Aqueous Transmission" by Incubus

7 p.m. Tiernan Flaherty

I wanted the lyric that references Cohen and inspired the quote of the mix tape and a favorite from Mr. Leonard himself to bookend my choices with 3 of his greatest disciples and some of their best songs in between.

* "Pennyroyal Tea," by Nirvana
* "Katy Song," by Red House Painters
* "The Sorrowful Wife," by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
* "I See a Darkness," by Bonnie "Prince" Billy
* "Avalanche," by Leonard Cohen

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