Archive for January, 2009

Congratulations Mr. President

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Here’s to you…

Happy M.L.K., Jr. Day

Monday, January 19th, 2009

From the Memorial Services For Martin Luther King Jr. in 1969 Washington DC
Courtesy of the wonderful Google-Time/Life Image Archive

Songs to download of the new Decemberists song

Friday, January 16th, 2009

These are all kinda garage-y, lo-fi, nothing like the Decemberists, FYI

Let’s Wrestle – I Wish I Was in Husker Du (or go to their myspace and listen to ‘Tanks’ also.)

Japandroids – Young Hearts Spark Fire (or go to their and preview their new album, “Post-Nothing.” I personally like ‘Sovereignty.”)

Knight School – Pregnant Again (myspace)

Guildean Gang – Everybody Says That You’re A Mess (I can’t find a download link, sorry)

Mark O’Connor interview on KWUR, Sat. 1/17/09

Friday, January 16th, 2009

For fans of the great folk/bluegrass/swing/jazz violinist Mark O’Connor, I will be conducting a live interview with him this Saturday, 1/17, around 1 PM. We’ll be talking about his new CD and hopefully lots more. Feel free to listen in on the radio at 90.3 FM, or on the web from the KWUR website. I might even pass along your questions to him if you want to IM them in 🙂 .

Listeners’ Poll (Belated) Results

Thursday, January 15th, 2009


and they proclaim that I am incredibly lazy. Sorry ’bout the delay, but thanks to everyone who participated. Without further ado:

Most Overrated Album of 2008

Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend


Of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping

Most Underrated Album of 2008

Pattern Is Movement – All Together

Favorite live show in St. Louis

No Age at the Gargoyle

Favorite Album of 2008


Man Man – Rabbit Habits


Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago


Okkervil River – The Stand Ins


TV On The Radio – Dear Science


No Age – Nouns