Wednesday, June 23, 2010
So, sorry I didn't post the last six weeks of the show. It's ok, because no one reads this and it's really just for history's sake. Anyways... Morning Wood has a new time slot. 7-9 am! I know it's early, but I wanted it that way. DJ Turbo convinced me that having a show real early on a weekday is the choicest time because of folks in the shower and in their cars to work and such. So today was the first try at the crack of dawn slot. I liked it; it reminds me of the graveyard shift I had years ago. Hopefully people really are listening. Also, it's two hours again! More work, but more fun. PLUS, a few weeks ago I started a new tradition within Morning Wood: it's called Woodshop! I found this cool record released by The Standard Oil Company of California (Chevron!) It was intended for elementary/high school teachers... in 1975. It contains fantastic interviews of musicians about their instruments and their lives as musicians. Some interviews I played in the unwritten last five weeks were Stan Getz, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Susan Willoughby. Hopefully I can continue finding interviews and such about wind instruments beyond this record... It's gonna be a great summer!
This is what I played:
Episode #40 - Solstice - 6.23.10
Lawrence Welk - Baby Elephant Walk
War - Summer
Sam Cooke - Summertime
Yo La Tengo - How To Make A Baby Elephant Float
Herbie Hancock - Summertime
17 Pygmies - Welcome / Drunkard
Seals & Croft - Summer Breeze
John Coltrane - Summertime
Nancy Wilson - Joe
The Pogues - Summer In Siam
Miles Davis - Summertime
WOODSHOP - Standard Oil Co. of CA - School Broadcast "Music Makers" - Donald O'Brien, clarinet, interviewed by Bob Amacker.
Simply Red - Jericho
Alphaville - Summer in Berlin
Spyro Gyra - Pyramid
Charlie Parker - Summertime
Stevie Wonder - Summer Soft
The Flaming Lips - Patrick Confronts The Psychic Wall Of Energy
Moby - Summer
Billie Holiday - Summertime
Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime
Janis Joplin - Summertime (live Grona Lund 1969)
Monday, May 10, 2010
Unfortunately, I cannot find my setlist from last week. Belloq came on the show like the good old days and it was an amazing show. I will post the list if it shows up.
This week was Mother's Day. I played a show for my mom, and about my mom. She even called in and made a request! That night, I went home to Santa Barbara and surprised her; she loves me :)
I love you Mom:
Brad Mehidau - Wave/ Mother Nature's Son
Sam Cooke - Momma Said There Be Days Like This
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Mother's Day
Kate Bush - Mother Stands For Comfort
Miles Davis - Smooch
Paul Simon - That Was Your Mother
Jethro Tull - Mother Goose
Sarah Vaughn - Someone to Watch Over Me
Eels - Mother Mary
Stevie Wonder - Ordinary Pain
Dosh - Call The Kettle
Jelly Roll Morton - Midnight Mamma
Smokey Robinson - You Better Shop Around
Mulatu Astatke - Motherland
Lindstrom & Christabelle - Baby Can't Stop
The Beatles - Mother Nature's Son
Here is my mother's request. It is some real good advice.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Last Sunday was Eeyore's 47th birthday! I played music that Eeyore likes. Sad shit with a hint of hope.
Setlist #33 4.25.10
Count Basie - Festival Blues
Hot Chip - The Ass Attack (Four Tet Remix)
Neutral Milk Hotel - Pree Sisters Swallowing A Donkey's Eye
Max Roach - Tears For Johannesburg
Leonard Cohen - Ballad Of The Absent Mare
Gene Ammonds - My Way
Funkadelic - Free Your Mind And Your Ass
Eeyore - No One Wants To Be My Friend
Monday, April 19, 2010
This Sunday was Pet Owners' Independence Day! This holiday requires that all pet owners switch lifestyles with their pets. This means you get to laze around all day and eat all you want and shit outside, and your cat or dog has to go to work for you. So really, I should have not done this show, and made my Siamese:) Jinx go DJ. Unfortunately, the night before Pet Owners' Independence Day I got really drunk at the new DJ trainee party, and woke up in my own bed with my t-shirt tucked into my jeans and without my cell phone. Thus, I was a half hour late to the show and I forgot to bring little Jinxy. Happy Pet Owners' Independence Day!
Setlist #32 4.18.10
The Beach Boys - Trombone Dixie
- Pet Sounds
- God Only Knows
The Pet Shop Boys - Shopping
Califone - Our Kitten Sees Ghosts
David Bowie - Starman
Charles Mingus - Pussy Cat Dues
Cream - Cat's Squirrel
Big Star - The India Song
Billie Holiday - Gloomy Sunday
The Octopus Project - Crying At The Aquarium
Photon Band - You Can Never Really Have Too Much Wine
*Caribou - Leave House
King Crimson - Cat Food
*Bonobo - Stay The Same
love your cat!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Starting this week, Morning Wood will now have a theme each week. I am going to try and make it related to some sort of holiday or awareness week, because it turns out there are multiple unofficial holidays every day. This Sunday was the beginning of National Environmental Education Week. It is raining again here in San Luis Obispo, and it makes me remember we are all just tiny animals living on a tiny round rock floating in the universe and we happen to have super-developed brains and we built all this shit around us so we forget we are living, breathing organisms. Don't forget that. Whatever your beliefs are about religion or whatever, you must know that the Earth is our real mother, and we have to be nice. I tried to play all music that related to environmentalism, at least in my head.
Live More / Waste Less.
Setlist #31 4.12.10
Miles Davis - I'll Remember Spring
The Beta Band - Dry The Rain
Soft Cell - Torch
CocoRosie - Tahiti Rain Song
Zia - Helelyos
Sixto Rodriguez - Sugar Man
Michael Jackson - Earth Song
Okapi - Love Him
Stevie Wonder - Earth's Creation
Gonjasufi - Sheep
Sparks - Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth
Michael will inspire you.
Don't be a litter bug! :)
Sunday, April 4, 2010
I am sorry to discover that it has been 9 weeks since the last post, but then I realize that no one will ever read this blog. The end of last quarter produced many distractions - including a trip to Canada - and I was unable to post our past 6 setlists. Whatever.
There has been some change at Morning Wood. DJ Belloq is no longer a permanent host of the show. He has focused in on his krautrock show Die Koshmische Ei. It is now on Sundays from 8-10pm. It's a fantastic show - check it out. So, it will be me, DJ Gibbler at the controls. Also, the show is reduced to 1 hour.
I really hope to get the recordings of my show on this site. Hopefully that happens in the near future.
Until then, listen to Morning Wood, the only wind instrumentation specialty show in the world, on 91.3fm or go to kcpr.org and listen live on Sunday mornings from 11-12pm!
Here is what I played today on the Easter edition of Morning Wood:
Setlist #30 April.4.2010
Dutch Easter Brass
Frank Zappa - Watermelon In Easter Hay
Guyana Dancehall Gospel Easter Celebration
George Benson - White Rabbit
Jefferson Airplane - Easter?
Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus
Bud Shank - Both Sides, Now
Tom Waits & Crystal Gayle - I Beg Your Pardon
13th Floor Elevators - She Lives In
Wire - Heartbeat
'Little Bunny Fu Fu"
A Man Called Adam - Easter Song
XTC - Easter Theatre
The Residents - Easter Women
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Freddie Hubbard - Suite Sioux
Solis Lacus - Open Air
Split Enz - Six Months In A Leaky Boat (for Bruce)
Califone - Spiders House
*Cars & Trains - The Leaves
*Fanshaw - O Sailor
Eau Clair Memorial HS Jazz w/ Justin Vernon - Bye Bye Blackbird/Lump Sum (for the Olsons)
The Hylozoists - The Iron Chef
Danielson - Idiot Boksen
Human Bell - Ephaphatha
Franklin Bruno - Threadbare
V/A Noises - Musaque Etnik
James Chance - Sax Machine
David Byrne - Something Isn't Right
Super Numeri - When The Sun Dials
Don Ellis Orchestra - 5/4 Getaway
Thao w/ The Get Down Stay Down - Body
Here is the music video for Six Months In A Leaky Boat. A great 1982 gem from kiwis, Split Enz, courtesy of my 80s music guru Bruce:
(Passion Pit influence?)
Here is a video from Justin Vernon's time with EC Memorial Jazz. Nicole, a great friend, is California's unique connection to Justin Vernon, and I am very lucky to have a hard copy of the recordings with this unbelievable high school jazz band. (pay special attention to the lead trombone, he's Nicole's little bro). Also, the flute player (Cheng Cheng) will become extremely famous guaranteed. Best high school jazz flute player in the world, no question.
p.s. You may hear some changes in Morning Wood in the near future. Belloq is gonna focus on his krautrock show, and MW may be consolidated to 1 hour. All good things though, keep it tuned.
*means brand new music