Negative Eraser Fact Sitter

It was another episode of Frail PaGans that resembled the preamble to my constitution, the riGht to and the reminder to, no matter. Stories of times in the past of first level pulls or ballot checks…Victor and I brouGht home the point and the reminder that our global family depends on us building that bridge. I also had the honor of having Chris Wood of the Wood Brothers on the program. We spoke of the upcoming show this Friday at the Majestic, the new live CD which features versions of tunes recorded right here at the Majestic last time round….we went over the track “Doppler” from the newest live Medeski Martin & Wood album “Free Magic” and spoke of his and Oliver’s fathers influence on them as musicians and performers. It was in fact, a great ending to the proGram…Here’s what went around that:

Chris Cross- the Skinny
Tastin’ Nasty- PB and the Jam
Amen Brother- the Bamboos
Wait a Minute- the Excitements
the Clap Hands Song- T Bird & the Breaks

Tour Guide- Amerigo Gazaway
Economy with Dignity- Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola
You Mess me Up- the New Mastersounds
Pajaritos- Blue Pyramid
If Only- Double Yellow

The Way it Goes- Dilouya & Smoove & Turrell Ft. Sandra Nka
Last Station Sound Georgian- CMC & Silenta
Organ Donor- DJ Shadow
(extended overhaul re-edit)
Um “oh” e um “ah”- Tom Zé
Salty Dog- Marvin Phillips
Shrimp & Gumbo- Dave Bartholomew
Louisiana- Percy Mayfield

Bagblues- Thomas Lukassek
Roma Project (Robert Soko Remix)Antwerp Gipsy Ska Orchestra
Pitti y Titi- Jose Conde (Putumayo Version)
Jamaica Farewell- Dan Zanes Ft. Angelique Kidjo
Frail Pagans Theme Song- Victor DeLorenzo
***Episode #6 of Frail PaGans… the Erec..err…Election Edition”- Victor DeLorenzo/MisterG***
Johnny B Goode- Lorenzo MenzerSchmidt
Where My Baby Might Be- the Wood Brothers (live from the Majestic in Madison)
***On air conversation with Chris Wood***
Spirit- the Wood Brothers (live)
Grand Gestures- Grouse
Walk Away- We Have a Ghost

Bursting Out

The middle portion of the proGram allowed not only the sounds to exploding as boulders turn to rocks turn to stones turn to pebbles, but the colors seen were bursting at the roots:

Wasted- Skipping Girl Vinegar
Rhiannon- Erika Elektra

I Wanna Make you- Prettyboys
It’s a Miracle- the Names
Tonight- Kevin Lee & Heartbeat
In my Mind- the Sheepdogs
Skintercourse- Menomena

In the Rounds- Night Moves
Hemispherically Challenged- Neomythics

Stay Positive- the Hold Steady (live WFUV Studio)
Get the Shoe Phone!- the unIDENTIFIED
King Pizel- Kaki King
Keep on Moving on- Andy Burrows
Wolf Teeth- JD McPherson
Lemon Pie- Shemekia Copeland Ft. Oliver Wood
Feel the Music- the Lee Boys
Atlas- the Wood Brothers
Rocking Horse- Gov’t Mule (live Macon GA 4/13/96)
In Between- Ryan Shaw (live Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival)
Fashion Blues- the Beauties (live Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival)
Sunk Down in Mississippi- Tommy Talton
Cold Irons Bound- Bob Dylan (live 12/20/97 El Rey Theatre L.A.)
Hobo Jungle- Keller Williams
Willow Tree- G Love & Special Sauce
Suits me Fine- King Johnson (live)
The Harder they Come- Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia (live)
Playin’ in the Band (reprsie)– Dark Star Orchestra (live 4/12/02 Oregon Country Faire)

UpStance Over Look

Where do you stand. I started the five hours with some tracks I would think the door answerer would hEAR as the nightstalkers arrive. From up here the view and the sound was perfect:

Unawake- Alec K. Redfearn & the EyeSores
Jack the Ripper- Universe Zero
the Ghost of Emma Jean- Beat Circus
Corduroy- Jason Robinson
Doppler- Medeski Martin & Wood (live)
Um a Zero- Anat Cohen Ft. Paquito D’Rivera & Gilmar Gomes
Solo Tu- Pete Escovedo Ft. Shelia E.
A Ti Mama- Pancho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band
(live in Hollywood)
Afro Blue- Pancho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band (live in Hollywood)
Brown Belle Blues- Stefon Harris/David Sanchez/Christian Scott (live at Cubadisco)
My Darling What a Shame- Moist Paula Henderson
Lully- Sean Noonan
Old Science- Living by Lanters
Please Hold Part II- Examples of Twelve
Fletcher Moss Park- Matthew Halsall

The Shapes of Things

This was the portion where that from within crept out, the ship has landed and I believe this is what I hEARd its enGines sound of:

Give it Up- the Skinny
Trouble Man- Martha High & Speedometer
The Ghetto, there’s no Way out- the Soul Immigrants
She’s got a Way with Men- Teresa James & Rhythm Tramps
Don’t Tell me- Hannah Williams & the Tastemakers

Emanuel Ciccolini- the Cactus Channel
Yo Momma- the New Mastersounds
Assessing the Assessor- Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola
Brooklyn- Victor Wooten

Tell me When (we can start our love thing once again)- Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators
Little Princess Talking Brush- Double Yellow
Zygote # 9- Double Yellow
Sleight of Hand- Menahan Street Band
Whole Lotta Love- the Resistance Organ Trio
the Quiet Way- the Luyas

Que Beleza- Tim Maia
Leaving Dub Outro- Soothsayers
(Prince Fatty Remix)
It’s not Easy- Soothsayers
Forgiveness (Road of Life Riddem)Lee SCRATCH Perry
Ganja Baby- the Bug Ft. Daddy Freddy
Losing my Religion- Rhythms del Mundo Ft. R.E.M./Ali Farka Toure
Red White & Mail- Eccodek
The Berber of Seville (Sound Shikar Remix)– Bombay Dub Orchestra
Bomberos- Bang Data
Njoka- Mokoomba
Frangosyriani- Locomondo
Quase Caindo- Ricardo Herz Trio
Movement on Silence- Geomungo Factory

No Need to dump this anywhere

These are the sounds that were meant to be recycled and reused, not left in any dumping situation…check out how the lake listened in:

The Wind’s Gonna Blow- Johnson’s Crossing
Four Miles- Town Mountain
I’ll Fly Away- Scott Vestal/Aubrey Haynie/Wayne Benson/Jeff Autry/Rob Ickes/Mark Shatz
Fire- the Infamous Stringdusters
Don’t Mean Nothin’- the Infamous Stingdusters

Biggie K- Donna the Buffalo
Wheel & Wrench- Gordie Tentrees

I Slept Late- Delaney Davidson
High- Keller Williams
Slacabamorinico- Tommy Talton
Smile- The Lee Boys
Corned Beef City- Mark Knopfler

When I’m Gone- Chris Daniels w/New Grass Revival Ft. Sam Bush/Bela Fleck/John Cowan/Pat Flynn (live 1985 Telluride)
Liza- Leftover Salmon
Bastille- Lost Bayou Ramblers Ft. Gordan Cano
Boogie for Pinetop- Lee Pons

Turn me on- Meshell NDegocello
99’s Midnight Ballet- This Spy Surfs
Butter- Taj Mahal
Just Got Paid- Gov’t Mule
(live Atlanta 4/12/96)
Toussaint L’overture- Santana (live 7/4/71 the Fillmore S.F.)
Keepers- Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia (live)
Get it While you Can- the Deluge Ft. Kofi Burbridge
Bruce Li- Les Racquet
Not Fade Away- Dark Star Orchestra (live 7/12/2002 Oregon Country Faire)
>Jam- Dark Star Orchestra (live 7/12/2002 Oregon Country Faire)
Blacksmith- Michael Reese

going w/the morning flow

as the sound goes up something must come down…we follow this path and with all the morning ears…we open that valve until the up flow is the way we go:

Sigh of Relief- Janine Nichols Semi Free
Direction- Family Cave
Sway- Shannon Whitworth & Barrett Smith
Gone- Jesse Cook

Siesta2Tiësto- Ex Norwegian
Strange Times- the Black Keys (live WFUV)
No More Nothing- Fear
Drain- Ringo Deathstarr
Hapanteip- TKTTSM
On the Way to Another Nothing- Tsigoti
Unargued Argument- Tsigoti
Kafka on Ice- Ungdomskulen

Headlights- Night Moves
I Need Help- the Sheepdogs
Capsule- Menomena
What’s Your Name- NO
Better Things to do- Young Rival
Medicine- Pop Levi
Shaking the Colour- Andy Burrows

Addicted to your Fire- Dave Fields
Big American Car- Mike Cullison
Bayou Country- Ian Siegal & the Mississippi Mudhounds
Comfortable (Flyin’ Scotsman)– Ian Hunter

St. Louis Blues- Lou Pallo Ft. Jon Paris/Bob Leive
‘Til I Found you- Susan Tedeschi Ft. Jeff Sipe/Yonrico Scott
Mountain to Climb- Floyd Miles Ft. Gregg Allman
Hear the Voice of the Bard- Martha Redbone


The underwater world of shrimps and snails with a few species of plants and fish makes for a stranGe arranGement of space and I believe when the cord was yanked on their headphones, this was what they were listening to:

Ain’t Gwine Whistle Dixie (any Mo’)- Taj Mahal
Blues de Bernadette- Lost Bayou Ramblers
Pick em Early- Tweed Funk

That’s Alright Mama- Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia (live)
Money Honey- Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia (live)
All I Wanna do is Dance- Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps
Now do you Wanna Dance- Larry Graham & Graham Central Station

In the Stone- Earth Wind & Fire (live)
$- Prince
Do Whatever Makes you Feel Hot- Hannah Williams & the Tastemakers
Dragging me Down- Marth High & Speedometer

Everyday a Dream- Menahan Street Band
@$$- Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
It ain’t my Fault- Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Slim’s Walk- the Skinny
the Dance is Over- Tim Maia
Please don’t let me be Misunderstood- Meshell NDegeocello

I’ve been Life- Cody Chestnutt
Strawberry Shake (Tom Vek’s Daiquiri Mix)Pop Levi
Let’s Get it on- Marvin Gaye (Beatnick & K Salaam Mix)
Boogaloo Tormenta- Mankoora
Like an Hourglass- Wax Tailor
Magic Numbers- Wax Tailor Ft. Mattic & A.S.M.

We are One- Watcha Clan (Danochilango reMix)

So where were the Spiders

The fly was the one who picked these tunes. The morning twanG into some festival fun with the sky-a-blue(s) with the end landing on the rockside….My friend “Itsy Bitsy” here seems to like the pulsation from these tunes. What is that winged creature thinking?

Shady Grove- James Alan Shelton
New Railroad- Crooked Still
Trampoline- Birds of Chicago
Twin Sisters- Chance McCoy & the Appalachian String Band
Mena- Chris Daniels
Cabin Fever- Chris Daniels Ft. Sam Bush/Bela Fleck/John Cowan/Pat Flynn
(live 1985 Telluride)
Fork in the road- the Infamous Stringdusters (live)
I Put a Spell on you- Jesse Cook Ft. Emma Lee
Poor Man’s Paradise- the Subdudes (live WFUV Studio)
Gulf of Mexico- Leftover Salmon
Bowen Island- Kaki King

Ray LaMontagne- Cécile Hortensia
Lake Charlevoix- Dana Falconberry
Caney Fork Tennessee- Chelle Rose
Black Diamond Girl- Jason Collett

Today is Okay- Mark Knopfler
Where’s Joe Friday- Mike Cullison
I Don’t Know What you Want- Ian Hunter
Mumbo Jumbo- Mike Cokendall
Ziggy Stardust- Elliott BROOD

Weightless- Nada Surf (live WFUV Studio)
Choice of Friend- Ex Norwegian
Cabin Fever- Marcelo Quinonez

Inside the Well

The first portion of today’s five hours started off differently than the normal early morning twanG I tend to lean towards. On my way in to the studio, I feel in a natural spring well….and, well, this is what I hEARd:

Side B1- Christian Marclay, Toshio Kajiwara & DJ Olive
Malik Al Shabazz & the People of the Shahada- Wadada Leo Smith

Stars- Micah Gaugh
Ain’t Nothin’ Nu- Lewis Nash Quintet (live)
L’s Bop- Beka Gochiashvili
Quantum Leap- Donald Harrison Jr.

The Sleeper- Allsopp, Vosloo, Stanley & Giles
One Way- Plumstead Radical Club
800 Streets by Feet- Lee Ritenour Ft. Christian McBride/Wesley Ritenour & Ariel Mann
Greasy Chicken- the Poogie Bell Band
Gulli Gulli- Rhythmagic Orchestra
Mongolia- Palle Mikkelborg & Radiojazzgruppen

Sea Major- Steve Bailey
the Stacks- Project Trio
I have to go but I’ll be Back- Rita
Circle Dance at Midnight- MusAner
Butterfly Songs- Kitta

Jing Jing- Shoukichi Kina with Ry Cooder
La Virgen Milagrosa- Son Yambu
Cochabamba- Rupa & the April Fishes

Hard Times- Soothsayers
Kill me w/Bongo- Janka Nabay
Mr. Upsetter (Funky Mix)- Lee SCRATCH Perry
Root Boy- Bongo & Wontanara Revolution
Wellington- John Brown’s Body
Is this Love?- Rhythm del Mundo Ft. Rokia Traoré

Madison Symphony Orchestra

With John DeMain as the Music Director and conductor, featuring guest violinst James Ehnes:

Hector Berlioz
~Overture to Beatrice and Benedict

Béla Bartók
~Concerto No. 2 for Violin & Orchestra
Allegro non troppo
Andante tranquillo
Allegro molto

Mr. Ehnes
*Encore by Mr. Ehnes of Paganini’s Caprice No. 24*


Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
Allegro non troppo
Andante moderato
Allegro giocoso
Allegro energico e passionato

The Bartók selection is right up my ear-alley and it blew me away, as did Mr. Ehnes’ renditon of Paganini’s Caprice 24.

Victor Wooten’s Madison Slappa

After talking with Vic on the proGram about the two newest releases “Sword & Stone & Words & Tones” and his general philosophy regarding the joy of music and the honor it is to have the fortune and ability to share the music with others, I was more than anxious to catch his show at the Majestic Theater. With an all star cast behind him including Steve Bailey, who the crowd feel for heavy during his bass solo (I believe the rush to get his CD started right after his last solo note which included a miraculous Beatles Medley), and the talk of recent shows new lead singer Crystal Peterson, who really lit into her songs with soul and feeling…Man what people are sayin’ is true. I believe my socks were lost as they were easily knocked right off. When Vic starts off with cello in hand, the journey begins. It is like he said….’everything else is a rehearsal for this moment’. He breaths life into the music with his thumpin, slappin’ sinGing and being……he is one with what he is doing and the amazing thing is how well his band sync’s up with him. The opening act had van troubles which lead to a slight treat for us, Victor Wooten and band would play the entire show…three hours or so of one long set. The truth of living the words that most only speak. The thumptacular event was inspiring, edge leading and well a bassploration traveling through jazzed up jams, recognizable rockers and I believe I still have pieces of bass in my face. The band put forth full effort all night long, weaving in and out of an unmapped region and allowing us all to be in that one moment with them. The show had the potential to be a true “mothership” type moment if you allowed yourself to climb aboard. It’s rare to find a night that feels worth it, but this one was easily atop that list.

Alan Akaka at Pyle Center

Alan Akaka, one of the world’s great Hawaiian lap steel guitarists and director of the Ke Kula Mele Hawai’i Music School in Kailua, Hawaii visited us in Madison. Mr. Akaka discussed Hawaiian music through the history of music and played examples, and Mr. Akaka performed traditional and new Hawaiian favorites. It was interesting to listen to Mr. Akaka talk of his former teacher, mentor and friend (one with tough musical love), Jerry Byrd. Jerry Byrd is someone whom I have enjoyed listening to for years, and his music never got old to me as it allowed me to travel by just opening my ears and closing my eyes. I was also thrilled to find the association between him and Debashish Bhattacharya, an Indian classical musician who plays the lap slide guitar. These kinds of musical friendships and fusions always capture my attention and while I wanted to hear more of his live playing and less talking about it, the event did have me searching through my musical collections looking for more of these fusions. Mr. Akaka is the past president of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association an organization with members throughout the world that strives to perpetuate the Hawaiian steel guitar… I saw forward on to the Islands, even if it is with eyes closed and ears wide.

Oak tree in an Acorn

I want to thank friend of the proGram, Victor Wooten for once aGain gracing us with his voice, his words and his being on the proGram. We spoke of the upcoming show at the Majestic, the symbolism beyond the new albums “Sword & Stone” & Words & Tones”, and most importantly we kept it real about where we all fit in around the naturalist in us all, and how each live show is the moment that matter, all others are rehearsal moments for that time….I enjoy Vic and so many of you seemed to as well…here’s the music that went with the enlightenment, the path up or down if you will:

Dig on it- the Skinny
People Power in the Disco Hour- Clinton
Where’s all the Money Going- Cody Chesnutt
Mama Feel Good- Martha High & Speedometer
Get it (part 1)– Hannah Williams & the Tastemakers

Like Yesterday- Monophonics
Schnobus- Menahan Street Band
Bullet for the Bagman- Menahan Street Band
Lovin’- Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band

El Rabino- 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra
Abdul the Rabbi- 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra
Tootie Ma- Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Lonesome Road- the Heavy
Houses of the Holy- the Resistance Organ Trio
Keep it Low- Victor Wooten
It’s Alright- Victor Wooten

***On air Conversation with Victor Wooten***
Heaven- Victor Wooten

Color Supreme

The middle portion of the proGram picked up some rocks and threw them towards the open ear-holes and in mid chuck, they almost beGan to twist into streams of classical stones, into funky pebbles….the leaves watched it all from above and reigned in color supreme:

What Time is it- the Abe Lincoln Story

Batmobile- Sharkskins
Tell the Truth- Johnny Winter w/Edgar Winter (live 1969 Royal Albert Hall)
Let’s Have a War- Mike Watt & the Secondmen
Reel Ten- Weekend

Spin Win It- Ex Norwegian
Willing- Marcelo Quinonez
Oooh Wa- Rubblebucket
Get Your Pants off- the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
How Late, How Long- the Sheepdogs

Buena- Keller Williams
Suffragette City- the Acorn

Mammoth Waltz- Lost Bayou Ramblers
The Riverside- Tony Zamora & Tremoloco
Barminan- DeLeon

Freedom Raga- Doug Cox & Salil Bhatt
Pemp Bolot- Astrakan Project
Beethoven 5- Project Trio
Raga Raja- Project Trio

***On air conversation with Mr. Dance***
I Wanna Feel Good pt2- the Bad Plus
Jam- Brad Mehldau Trio
LA by Bike- Lee Ritenour Ft. Larry Goldings/Melvin Davis/Sonny Emory
It ain’t no fun to me- Larry Graham & Graham Central Station

Redd Foxx- the Poogie Bell Band

to the Root of the Matter

What’s the matter…well I believe this could be where the nutrients are taken in and from here they formed into the morning bark……howl and climb with the first third of today’s proGram:

Dying to Confess- Lisa Kirchner
I Wish you Well- Elizabeth Mitchell & you are my Flower
May this be Love- Elizabeth Mitchell & you are my Flower
New Night Dawning- Andrea Zonn w/ Alison Brown
Man of Constant Sorrow- Peter Rowan

Black Horse & the Cherry Tree- K.T. Tunstall (live WFUV)
Sugar Dumplin’- Birds of Chicago
Old Man Das- Chris Daniels Ft. Sam Bush/Bela FLeck/John Cowan/Pat Flynn (live Telluride ’85)
Rocky Road to Dublin- Chance McCoy & the Appalachian String Band
Crazy Fingers- Umphrey’s McGee (live)

Streetlight in the Egg- Kaki King
Get it While you can- the Infamous Stringdusters (live)
Walking Shoes- Leftover Salmon
Drown in my Own Tears- Richie Havens
Garden of Eden- Moses Atwood

The Hippie Girl- Mike Coykendall
Rolling Down Route 66- Cecile Hortensia

Hamptonized- Susan Tedeschi Ft. Jeff Sipe & Col. Bruce Hampton
Long Way from Texas- Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps
Waiting in your Welfare Line- Mike Cullison
Bluebird- Mark Knopfler
Bloozin’ in NYC- J.P. Reali
Chicken Shack (Inst)– Muddy Waters Blues Band

Deep in the Blues- Lou Pallo Ft. Slash
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl- Taj Mahal
I’m Not Tired- the Lee Boys Ft. Warren Haynes

Todd’s A Love Electric trio version

We got to see our good pal Todd Clouser with a trio take on A Love Electric. This event featured new tunes from a forthcoming album (early 2013?), which showcases Todd’s singing with his already mind opening instrumental work. When watching Todd play, every note from the very beGinning is filled with face twitching emotion, and now the addition of his voice adds an even more raw feel to the music. I was excited to have this opening the gifts on your birthday feel to the new music, when Todd mentioned the new portion of the show to me on air the week before, it was a schwinGG moment and it lived up to it for me live. The dimension is new. In any shape A Love Electric takes, there is always reason to go support the act as they travel through and to your town.

Connection R U There?

Otherwise known as the Ordeal Episode of Frail PaGans…It was the karma of the being, the road with the hole we never knew was there until…the other line rang. It was another installment of Frail Pagans featuring Victor DeLorenzo and myself when the other line rang and ended up summonsing the end of the episode on 3…count ’em three separate occasions….The oddity of this G-Roll with it event was only successful as Vic kept calling back in, (once even ordering pizza in Cantonese, I believe). We ended up speaking about and airing the debut of “It Don’t Work That Way” by Lorenzo Menzerschmidt…How appropriate the title….the episode’s opening reading from an unknown author lived true throughout the conversation as every word we took was the street we knew (until that line 2 lit up)….Hey, with absolutely no issue whatsoever with the phone, friend of the proGram, Todd Clouser rang in later in the show to discuss the upcoming gig at Redamte Cafe, the latest album with the works on the next…but..the schwinGG moment was to find that we would get to hEAR Todd sing during this upcoming show…Here’s the way it went down…(is that the phone ringing?):

Frail Pagans- Victor DeLorenzo
Frail Pagans (the Ordeal Episode)– misterG/Victor DeLorenzo
It Don’t Work That Way- Lorenzo Menzerschmidt (radio debut)
House of the Rising Sun- Meshell NDegecello ft. Toshi Reagon
Vehicle- Ralph SOUL Jackson

El Violinsta- 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchetra
Fiddle on the Roof- 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra
A Drive Through the Mountains- MusAner

Got me Wrong- Brad Mehldau Trio
Wolf Out- the Bad Plus

***On Air Conversation with friend of the proGram Todd Clouser***
Mob Walk- Todd Clouser & A Love Electric
Fat Albert Rotunda- Lee Ritenour Ft. M.Miller/P.Rushen/M.Davis/O.Seaton/D.Johnson/R.Bacon/M.Jackson
Chicknstan- Beka Gochiashvili

You Don’t Know What I Know- Tim Maia
Rational Culture- Tim Maia
Majestic Dub- John Brown’s Body
Guns of Brixton- Jimmy Cliff
Nah Mean- Nas & Damian JR GONG Marley
(DJ Nu Mark Remix)
Make it Bun Dem- Skrillex & Damian JR GONG Marley (Dreadsquad Remix)
Mood Swings- SoundWaves
Wheter or not- Thavis Beck
Labward Bound- Thavis Beck
Namesake- Brother Ali
How Dare you?- Lupe Fiasco Ft. Bilal
Never can get Enuff- Turquoise Summers
Crime Machine- the Luyas
This DJ- DJ Vadim Ft. Yarah Bravo/Rodney P./Dynamite MC/Jman
Still Kaps- JJ Doom Ft. Khujo Goodie