Skip navigation

Monthly Archives: February 2009



  • “In the Sky”Mark Knopfler – Kill to Get Crimson
    “And the vagabond wind whispers over the bay”
  • In memory of some of the recently departed, a birthday of the long ago departed, and a case of being in the news

  • “Blossom’s Blues”Blossom Dearie – Blossom Dearie
  • “Every Day I Have the Blues”Snooks Eaglin – New Orleans Street Singer
  • “Be My Baby”The Ronettes – Murray the K’s Holiday Revue
  • “You Know I’m No Good”Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
  • “People Got a Lotta Nerve”Neko Case – Middle Cyclone (forthcoming)
  • “Charlie Darwin”The Low Anthem – Oh My God, Charlie Darwin
  • In honor of Leonard Cohen’s recent performance at the Beacon in NYC and a return to touring after 15 years, first in Europe and now here in North America.

  • “Field Commander Cohen”Leonard Cohen – Field Commander Cohen
  • “Joan of Arc”Jennifer Warnes – The Songs of Leonard Coehn
  • “I Came Down From the Mountain”Philip Glass – Book of Longing
  • “I’m Your Man”Nick Cave – I’m Your Man
  • “Suzanne”Judy Collins – In My Life
  • “Blue Alert”Anjani – Blue Alert
  • “Here It Is”Leonard Cohen – Ten New Songs
  • So we’ve all heard about the woes of the Gravity Lounge; here’s a song from a show recorded there in thinking of all the artists who have done great shows there, with the hope that there will be more great shows in the future.

  • “Fortune”Susan McKeown – Live at Gravity Lounge 3/16/2008
  • Advertisements

    Obligatory Valentine’s Day Set:

    • Valentine’s Day in Juarez-Ike Reilly Assassination (We Belong to the Staggering Evening)
    • Valentine – Old 97s (Fight Songs)
    • Rollerskate Skinny – Old 97s (Satellite Rides)
    • Let’s Hear it For Love – Smoking Popes (Destination Failure)
    • My Heart is the Bums on the Street – Marah (Kids in Philly)  In town Thursday Feb. 26
    • Low on Cash – Eric Lindell (Low on Cash, Rich in Love)  In town Thursday Feb. 19

    Mardi Gras is coming on February 24:

    • Treme Second Line (Blow Da Whistle) – Kermit Ruffins (Swing This!)
    • Carnival Time – Al Johnson (New Orleans Party Classics)
    • Mardi Gras in New Orleans – Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Live: Mardi Gras in Montreux)
    • Jock-A-Mo – Sugar Boy Crawford (Chess New Orleans)
    • Big Chief – The Subdudes (The Subdudes)
    • Mardi Gras Mambo – The Hawkettes (New Orleans Party Classics)
    • Mardi Gras at the Boiler Room – Eddie Bo (New Orleans Solo Piano)
    • My Indian Red – Dr. John (Goin’ Back to New Orleans)
    • Meet De Boys on the Battlefront – The Wild Tchoupitoulas (New Orleans Party Classics)
    • New Suit – Wild Magnolias (They Call Us Wild)
    • Sew-Sew-Sew – The Golden Eagles (Lightning & Thunder)
    • Golden Crown – Tab Benoit & Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (Live at the 2006 New Orleans  Jazz Fest)
    • Mardi Gras Jig – Bluerunners (Honey Slides)
    • Creole Mardi Gras – Pine Leaf Boys (Blues De Musicien)
    • Do Whatcha Wanna – Rebirth Brass Band (New Orleans Party Classics)
    • Stoned, Drunk, & Naked – Anders Osborne (Ash Wednesday Blues)

    DJ: Dave


    • Beast of Burden – Rolling Stones – Some Girls

    I’ve walked for miles, my feet are hurting…put me out with no shoes on my feet” – obviously needs to put on his Vagabond Shoes; inspired by Alejandro Escovedo and his band’s cover in their performance at the Gravity Lounge.

    The next few are for my wife’s birthday and upcoming Valentine’s Day featuring her favorite artists on the subject of love.

    • Moondance/My Funny Valentine – Van Morrison – A Night in San Francisco
    • Ain’t Love Strange– Paul Thorn – Ain’t Love Strange 
    • 1952 Vincent Black Lightning – Richard Thompson – Rumor and Sigh
    • Origin of the Species – Chris Smither – Leave the Light On 
    • Beeswing – Richard Thompson – Mirror Blue
    • Live with Me – Rolling Stones with Christina Aguilera – Shine a Light 

    Some relatively new releases:   


    • The Mountain – Heartless Bastards – Paste Sampler 
    • Epilepsy is Dancing – Antony and the Johnsons – The Crying Light
    • Spacious Thoughts– N.A.S.A., featuirng Tom Waits and Kool Keith – Paste Sampler 50
    • The Wrestler – Bruce Springsteen – Working on a Dream
    •  The following are from the  Oxford American 10th Anniversary Edition Double CD

    • Boogie Intro – Morgan Freeman 
    • I Hate to See You Go – Little Walter 
    • Hold on, I’m Coming – Jerry Lee Lewis
    • Sunshine of Your Love – Ella Fitzgerald 
    • Baby I Love You – Erma Franklin 
    • A Jelly Behind Woman Blows My Mind – Elton and Betty White 
    • All is Loneliness – Moondog
    • Hold On, Hold On – Neko Case
    • Can’t You See – Gary Stewart 
    • Everybody’s Gotta Live – Love with Arthur Lee 


    In memory of Dewey Martin

    • For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield – Buffalo Springfield

    DJ: Jay

    • “Welcome to Struggleville”Vigilantes of Love – Welcome to Struggleville
    • “People Got a Lotta Nerve”Neko Case – Middle Cyclone
    • “Never Had Noboby Like You”M. Ward – Hold Time
    • “Mismanaged Skies”Beatbeat Whisper – Wonder Continental
    • “Big Sur”The Thrills – So Much for the City
    • “Ooh Poo Pah Doo”Jesse Hill
    • “Educated Fool”Los Fabulocos – Los Fabulocos
    • “Fernando Sez”Ry Cooder – I, Flathead
    • “Extranjero”Pistolera – En Este Camino
    • “Moonlight Kiss”Raul Malo – Lucky One
    • “Te Que Parece, Cholita?”Charlie Musselwhite – Continental Drifter
    • “Dull Blade”Carlos del Junco – Steady Movin’
    • “La Flaca”Jarabe de Palo – Putamayo Presents Blues Around the World
    • “Boom Boom”John Lee Hooker – I’m in the Mood
    • “Boom Boom Boom”The Iguanas – Nuevo Boogaloo
    • “Boom Boom”Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Live Monsters
    • “Round ‘n Round”Chris Isaak – San Francisco Day
    • “Jambalaya”Chickasaw Mudd Puppies – 8 Track Stomp
    • “In The Pines”Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck – Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck
    • “Hombres Perfecto”Motor City Sheiks – Hombres Perfecto
    • “Mardi Gras Mambo”RevOrganDrum – Hi-Fi Stereo
    %d bloggers like this: