Stuck In The Web

The final portion of the proGram made being stuck anywhere you were a situation to be handled with plenty of arms:

Snow Fall- E1sbar
Twilight- Kraak & Smaak Ft. Izo FitzRoy
Esoterique Intro- Ursula 1000
Bossa Hey- Ursula 1000 Ft. Isabelle Antena
Esoterique Fin- Ursula 1000

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L’autre quai- The Bongo Hop Ft. Greg Frite
Sonora- The Bongo Hop Ft. Nidia Góngora
Ma Maison- Dobet Gnahoré
Shoulda Never- Dawn Drake Ft. Zapote
Chi Chi’s Afrobeat- Dawn Drake Ft. Zapote
Light My Fire- Tenor Youthman Ft. King Toppa & Choora

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Have You Fed Baby Huey Today- Surprise Chef
Harmony- The Midnight Hour Ft. Loren Oden
Walk- RoSaWay

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Black Flight- Moor Mother Ft. Saul Williams
Trauma- Arrested Development Ft. Daunta

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Swimmers- Zero 7 Ft. Jem Cooke
Électrique Yarghol- Acid Arab Ft. Hasan Minawi

Climb Time

The middle portion of the proGram found the best place to get up higher:

Drink It On Down- Doug Duffey and Badd
greenarrowradio promo- Giles Robson
The Breeze- Breezy Rodio
You Got to Make a Change- Johnny Burgin Ft. Chris Matheos & Steve Dougherty (live)
Be Reckless With My Heart- Debbie Davies
She’s Got A Way With Men- Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps (live)

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Sanctifunkious- Dave Specter
California Shaking Again- Johnny Rawls
Get Ready- Biscuit Miller & The Mix

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Overtime- Dr. Bacon
Express 76- Crowd Company
Worrying Mind- Hannah Williams & The Affirmations
Between Two Worlds- Lulu Fall

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You Want It All- Phat Phunktion (live)
**pre-recorded conversation with Al Falaschi for Funk Out Cancer**
Whatcha Gonna Do?- Phat Phunktion (live)
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Knuckaround- The Funky Knuckles
Blue- The Funky Knuckles
Nothing Compares To This- The Funky Knuckles
Golden Shadow- The Mighty Mocambos

This Side Walk

The first portion of the proGram took a walk on the side, side:

Tyler’s Jazz Odyssey- The Hussy
Better Stuff- The Hussy
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night- Iggy Pop
Loves Missing- Iggy Pop

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Forgiveness- Kaveh Rastegar
Un Dia Punk- Juana Molina
Where Did You Sleep Last Night- Sleigh Bells

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Des à pics et des fadaises- Louis Ville
Better Days- Elliott Murphy
Dogs Of My Neighborhood- Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage
Highway 67- Graham Reynolds

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Shining Eyes- The Drunken Hearts
***pre-recorded conversation with Chad Staehly***
Run It All Together- The Drunken Hearts

The High Hawks Land In Madison on 11/10

No one knows where the train will take them. It’s one you jump on out of the curiosity and excitement of the unknown. The very wonder of what the stars and the spirits will conjure on any given jubilee. And what the hell is a High Hawk? The High Hawks, is a new all-star project comprised of friend of the proGram Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), Adam Greuel (Horseshoes & Hand Grenades), Chad Staehly (Hard Working Americans), Brian Adams (DeadPhish Orchestra), and Will Trask (Great American Taxi), will bring their blend of Americana, jam, and bluegrass music on the road.

The High Hawks will come together with friends including Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth) and Chicago Farmer for their inaugural run of live shows. The band’s fall run began with a performance at Boulder, CO’s Fox Theatre on October 18th, followed by stops at Denver, CO’s Cervantes’ Other Side (10/19); Fort Collins, CO’s Aggie Theatre (10/20). After a short break to soak it all in, they head to Milwaukee, WI’s The Back Room @ Colectivo (11/7); Peoria, IL’s Spirit of Peoria (11/8); La Crosse, WI’s La Crosse Distilling Co. (11/9); and Madison, WI’s High Noon Saloon on November 10th.

I had the opportunity to catch up with Chad Staehly ahead of the November 10th show in Madison at the High Noon Saloon. We talk about how the dip your toe in the water of the first couple of Colorado shows went and what type of momentum they are building on with each note played. We talk about the mission of the band and answer the question, “Just what is a High Hawk?” LoHi Records is a place where Chad (and Tim) are putting a lot of their energy – so learning a bit more on what they are up to and who they are working with really puts a pin in the music map and we find out what tunes/artists Chad would choose if he was to build a setlist for the listeners. Chad and I run in some of the same circles, so the setlist building conversation led us to talking about how artists can find support they need with any if their struggles. Platforms such as Backline and and Music Cares are some of the resources we discuss.

Hey Cancer….Get The Funk Out

The Carbone Cancer Center at the University of Wisconsin is committed to finding the best ways to detect, prevent, diagnose & treat cancer. As one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the United States, as designated by the National Cancer Institute, the Carbone Cancer Center is providing treatment, education & research for all-types of cancer. Any donations to Funk Out Cancer will go directly to the Paul P. Carbone Cancer Center Fund which is funding innovative research to help find the cure for cancer. 100% of these funds will be used by the leading researchers & doctors at the University of Wisconsin for cancer research. There has been significant progress made with the help of these generous donations and Funk Out Cancer is helping to create awareness & fund the advancements in cancer research at the Carbone Cancer Center.

The goal for Funk Out Cancer is to raise $50,000 on a night filled with great friends, incredible music, and generous donors.

I am always honored to be a part of helping spread the word about this event. I had another chance to check in with Al Falaschi about the FUNK OUT CANCER event being help this year on November 2nd at The Orpheum in Madison. We get into the concert portion by talking through what artists will help to get the funk out, we talk about how this event…this party.. got started and the personal story that accompanies the funk. We also tackle one of the silent auction items (check out the Facebook event page for more info) to find out more about what it is and a piece of interesting history around it…do you know what a Wisconsin themed stumpf fiddle is? Right. We have all been in the path of cancer’s travels and what better way to share in the journey then to meet up together to tell cancer to get the funk out!

That’s That Spot

Had the opportunity to do an extra hour on the tail end of the proGram…we went to where the land meets the water:

Athena (Rondeña)- José Antonio Rodríguez
Festa do Tubarão- Dona Onete

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Koka Nocast- Cätlin Mägi
Annell Aslin Falk- Ahlberg Ek Roswall

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Bbaeng Dub- NST & The Soul Sauce meets Kim Yulhee
Peace Rights Love- Micah Shalom
Stop Killing Your Brothers Down- Lee SCRATCH Perry

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Samedi Glace- 3MA Ft. Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi & Rajery
Africa- Santrofi
Kay Granpa- Lakou Mizik Ft. Tank and the Bangas
At The Temple- Mustafa Khaliq Ahmed & Charles Compo
See, Know, Love, Praise- Mustafa Khaliq Ahmed & Charles Compo
Kel Tinawen- Tinariwen Ft. Cass McCombs

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Il Ne Faut Pas Intervenir (Martin Meissonnier Reconstruct)- Sankayi
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Ansit- Rachid Taha
Aita- Rachid Taha

Let’s Go Here

The final portion of the proGram walked up onto a spot that was perfect to our ears:

Fess Up (Before Ya Mess Up)- Amendola vs. Blades
Motown- Roberto Fonseca
Aah Whoa- Robert Glasper Ft. Muhsinah & Queen Sheba
Trade In Bars Yo- Robert Glasper Ft. Herbie Hancock
In Case You Forgot- Robert Glasper

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***pre-recorded conversation with FlowPoetry***
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Jefe- Electric Kif
Radio- Electric Kif
Driving- POLIÇA
How Far- Ego Ella May

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It’s Yours- Mally
Faces- Mally
Prey- Tasman Keith & Stevie Jean

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Laws Of Life- 3TM
Children Of The Sun- Sun Ra (Live in Kalisz 1986)

Lake View Effects

The second portion of the proGram sat at the edge of the dock danglin’ toes in:

Gin House Blues- Mike Mattison
The Night- Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal
Not So Fast- J. Hoard
Superstrada- The Mighty Mocambos

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We Don’t Love Enough- The Triumphs
Break The Rules- Momo Said
Basement- Momo Said
No Regrets- The Pendletons Ft. K-Maxx
Keep It Working- The Pendletons Ft. Gizelle Smith

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Die Mopo- Mopo
All News Is Good News- Surprise Chef
Bossa Blue- Natural Lateral

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Pacific Standard- Yung Bae
Welcome to the Disco- Yung Bae Ft. Macross 82-99
Le Beat Fantastique- Ursula 1000
Follow That Car!- Ursula 1000

Cloud Laying

The first portion of the proGram was enjoyed from the top side of the fluff:

Can You Picture That?- The Gina Furtado Project
Take Your Time (I’ll Be Fine)- The Gina Furtado Project

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Trapped In A Corner- Elliott Murphy
Dignity- Elliott Murphy

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Yes We Can Can- Michael & The Rockness Monsters
Move Your feet/D.A.N.C.E./It’s a Sunshine Day- Michael & The Rockness Monsters

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Evangelie- Ghost Town Blues Band
Over & Out- Westside Andy (live)
Just Keep Loving Her- Westside Andy (live)
Who’s Been Cheatin’ Who- Watermelon Slim/Dennis Gruenling
Have You Ever?- Doug Duffey and Badd

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I Like It Like That- Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps (live)
I Want It All- Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps (live)
Chicken Grease- Biscuit Miller & The Mix Ft. Marcus Randolph
The Well- The Marcus King Band

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Doin’ It- Ginger Baker’s Air Force (live)
Something Nice- Ginger Baker Ft. Fela Kuti

Flowpoetry Compression Release & R-n-R Show

FlowPoetry (aka Adam Gregory Pergament of Madison, WI) to release a book of poetry titled “Compression” as part of a Rock and Roll show at High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI on Monday November 18, 2019 presented by High Noon Saloon, Knuckleheads Tobacco and Gifts, and WIJAM. In addition to the book release and FlowPoetry performance, music will be provided by Glostik Willy, a “Hippy Metal” power trio from Indiana, and Tate McLane, a folk artist from Minnesota. “Compression” is FlowPoetry’s second published work in-print and seeks to explore the percussive possibilities of his poetry through chants and stripped-down lyrics. Themes range from the political to the loss of love to the profound joy and necessity of creative expression. FlowPoetry’s 1st book was published in 2014 and compiled a 50-part series of poems originally published on-line through Sensible Reason, a millennial culture website headquartered in Brooklyn, NY.

I had the chance to catch up with Adam to get a bigger picture of what this event, and this book of poetry was all about. We get into idea behind having a rock and roll show surrounding a poetry book release with a poetry sharing from the stage. We dive into the creation of this new project and where it was born and how cutting out some of the fat, led to the feeling and feelings of these new poems. If this event sounds like something you may never have seen before, it very well could be. What better reason to add it to your schedule?

WHO: FlowPoetry (WI-Spoken Word), Glostik Willy (IN-Hippy Metal), Tate McLane (MN-Folk)
WHAT: FlowPoetry’s “Compression” Book Release and Rock and Roll Show
presented by High Noon Saloon, Knucklehead’s Tobacco and Gifts Madison, and WIJAM
WHERE: High Noon Saloon (701 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703)
WHEN: Monday Nov. 18, 2019; Doors at 6:30; Show 7:30-10:30

Does Plant Dose

The final portion of this week’s proGram gets fed from the roots upward..

Wabash Blues- Tomeka Reid Quartet
***pre-recorded conversation with Tomeka Reid***
Old New- Tomeka Reid Quartet
Sadie- Tomeka Reid Quartet

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All That Matters Is the Moments- The Comet Is Coming Ft. Joshua Idehen
Moorish- Phil Ranelin
The Middle of Tensions: V- Kevin Sun

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Honesty- Bill Frisell
Curiosity- Bill Frisell
How Many Miles?- Bill Frisell

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King Klave’s Return- Javier Santiago
Fearless- Javier Santiago
Try Again- Franco Ambrosetti Quintet

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223 Teeth- Lorenzo Feliciati & Michele Rabbia
Parapegma- Lorenzo Feliciati & Michele Rabbia

Filling The Whole Hole

The middle portion of the proGram was wondering how much would it take to fill the entire wooden opening:

The Facts- Jason Yeager Ft. Farayi Malek, Matthew Stubbs & Cosimo Boni
Protest- Jason Yeager Ft. Mark Walker & Fernando Huergo
For Elise- Electric Beethoven Ft. Reed Mathis, Todd Stoops, Clay Welch, Josh Raymer

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Binding of Isaac- Gil Goldstein, Fritz K Renold & Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol Ft. Jazzaar Global Ensemble, Lydia Renold, Dmitry Zinakov & Billy Cobham
Aurur, Juju- Carmen Sandim
Undergrowth- Carmen Sandim
Gone To Earth- Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive
Africa 21- Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive

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Reverence (To Aretha)- Randy Brecker / Ada Rovatti
Wareika Goodbye- Monty Alexander
Bye Ya- Monty Alexander
Maktub- Yelfris Valdes Ft. Simo Lagnawi

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Tea For Two- John Yao’s Triceratops
It’s Not Unusual- Richie Cole & Tony Monaco

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Funus Imaginarium- Ghost Rhythms (live at Yoshiwara)
Xanadu- Ghost Rhythms (live at Yoshiwara)
Tequila Mockingbird- Ramsey Lewis & Urban Knights Ft. Charles Heath & Tim Gant

Shadow Walk

The first portion of the proGram knew the shadow needed to stretch it out a little bit:

Free at Last- Mareike Wiening Ft. Rich Perry/Dan Tepfer/Alex Goodman/Johannes Felscher
Rocking Chair- Louis Armstrong (live in Europe
Panama- Louis Armstrong (live in Europe)
The Bucket’s Got a Hole In It- Louis Armstrong (live in Europe)

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Village Blues (Take 2)- John Coltrane
Like Sonny- John Coltrane

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Bakin’- Randy Napoleon
A Sonic Handshake- TuneTown
The Mayor- TuneTown
Infinity Past- TuneTown

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Prince Of Hair- Daniel Carter & Brad Farberman & Billy Martin
Just Don’t Die- Daniel Carter & Brad Farberman & Billy Martin
Little Piece of Sky- Daniel Carter & Brad Farberman & Billy Martin

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Ale- Mark Sherman
Hopeful Impressions- Rez Abbasi Ft. The Silent Ensemble
Jugglers- Rez Abbasi Ft. The Silent Ensemble
Moving Forward- Rez Abbasi Ft. The Silent Ensemble

Going Into The Old New with Tomeka Reid

Recently described as a “New Jazz Power Source” by the New York Times, cellist & composer Tomeka Reid emerged as one of the most original, versatile, and curious musicians in the Chicago’s bustling jazz and improvised music community over the last decade. Now based in New York, her distinctive melodic sensibility, usually braided to a strong sense of groove, has been featured in many distinguished ensembles over the years. She has been a key member of ensembles led by legendary reedists like Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell, as well as a younger generation of visionaries including flutist Nicole Mitchell, singer Dee Alexander, and drummer Mike Reed. She is also a co- leader of the adventurous string trio, Hear in Now, with violinist Mazz Swift & bassist Silvia Bolognesi. Tomeka released her debut recording as a bandleader in 2015, with the eponymous recording by the Tomeka Reid Quartet (Jason Roebke, Tomas Fujiwara & Mary Halvorson), a lively yet charged debut album that is a vibrant showcase not only for the cellist’s improvisational acumen, but also her knack for dynamic arrangements and her compositional ability. She grew up outside of Washington D.C., and her musical career kicked into gear after moving to Chicago in 2000 to attend DePaul University for graduate school. Her work with Nicole Mitchell and various Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians-related groups have proved influential to the young musician. By focusing on developing her craft primarily as a side person and working in countless improvisational contexts, Tomeka has achieved a stunning musical maturity and is a 2016 recipient of a 3Arts award in music and received her doctorate in music from the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign in 2017.

Right before she was heading out the door to go on a European tour with the Art Ensemble Of Chicago, I had the distinct pleasure of catching up with Tomeka ahead of her upcoming upcoming travels through Wisconsin with her quartet, including a stop at Arts & Literature Laboratory on October 31st. We dive into what those in attendance could expect from a live show, the creation of the freshly released (October 4th) album “New Old” on Cuneiform Records and the talent (Jason Roebke, Tomas Fujiwara & Mary Halvorson) she has alongside her on both the album and the tour. I am such a fan of this new music as it has the unique ability to take me there, from here and the explorations of both spaces and the in between stop me in my tracks….I can hardly imaGine how incredible it will translate into a shared listening room. I feel connected to Tomeka through her textures and melodies and I have a sneaky suspicion, others will find that same connection, whether it be from the record or the live event.

Sidewalk Display

The final portion of this week’s proGram was a reminder that it is all around us, we just need to be looking in the right places:

El Molinillo (Alegrías)- José Antonio Rodríguez
Mulato Ferrera- Etalvinho Preta
Tra Tchapéu- Fefé di Calbicera

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Striptease- Rachid Taha
Happy End- Rachid Taha
Pilgrimage Suite – Ó do Borogodó- Trio Bruxo
Moa Vive part 2- Trio Bruxo

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Marike- Korjen
Konopa- Korjen
Yerkir- Korjen

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Djembe Jam- Mustafa Khaliq Ahmed & Charles Compo
Mustafa’s Guan Guan Co- Mustafa Khaliq Ahmed & Charles Compo
Takount- Tinariwen Ft. Noura Mint Seymali

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Shine Down- Zach Deputy
Evil Man Loose in the World – Lee SCRATCH Perry
Blue Bossa My Feeling (Afrikanz on Marz Vocal Remix)- Arema Arega & Born74
Malek Ya Zahri- Acid Arab Ft. Cheikha Hadjla

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Paraguaya Punk- Juana Molina
Happy Solar Return- Sefi Zisling Ft. Kutiman

Opened From Above

The second portion of this week’s proGram listened to when the ancestors open up:

Power To The Women- London Afrobeat Collective
Goyitò- Kaleta & Super Yamba Band
Jibiti- Kaleta & Super Yamba Band
Sa Na Kenbe- Lakou Mizik Ft. Cyril Neville

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Start Of Your Path- Captain Supernova
Aquarian Dreams- Captain Supernova Ft. Natalie Oliveri
Dry River pt2- Momo Said
Post Scriptum- Momo Said

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Conspiracy- Rich Willey & Boptism Funk Band
Dudes In Flannels- Horne Electric Band
Stasis- Casimir Liberski
Azuwi- Casimir Liberski

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Niki’s Bop- Tomeka Reid Quartet Ft. Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara & Jason Roebke

Brand New Begins

The first portion of this week’s proGram has it’s first chances of starting the day off right:

The Meaning Of The Word- Ags Connolly
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Soda Pop- Ghost Town Blues Band
One More Chance- The Chances & Darla Moira Sharonne
Mother-in-Law Blues- Little Mack and the Hipps
The Sky Is Crying- Little Mack Simmons
Naggin’ On My Mind- GA-20 Ft. Charlie Musselwhite & Luther Dickinson
One Night Man- GA-20

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Brown Eyed Lover- Allen Stone
The Change- The Moon City Masters
Starseed- Strange Majik

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Empty World- Bonerama Ft. Michael McDonald
Two Legged Dog- Biscuit Miller & The Mix
Top Hat- Analog Son
Got To Get Down- Analog Son
Permission To Land- The New Mastersound

Fields of Yields

Was able to get an extra portion of the program aGain this week. It started out heavy and went where the equipment took it:

Epaulets- The Hold Steady
Entitlement Crew- The Hold Steady
Down In The Dirt- The Hussy
Have To Hide- The Hussy
Sorry- The Hussy

Quarrel With the World- Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments
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Nobody Lives On the Moon- David Thomas & Foreigners
Dream Mangler- Sendelica
Spaceman Bubblegum #2- Sendelica

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Moonlight Sonata- Electric Beethoven
The Man- Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Jupiter Calling- Jon Regen
East Side Blues- Jon Regen

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Saber Rattle- Randy Napoleon
Trash Talk- Derel Monteith Trio
American Standards- Bright Dog Red