Paul Adams Listening Theme 36 - Cuba

Listening Theme 36 – Cuba

Friday at 6:33am

Hello folks,

Thanks to Moira (via Rob) for this suggestion which I will start on Monday morning. So lets have your suggestions of Cuban music/musicians please.

“The Caribbean island of Cuba has developed a wide range of creolized musical styles, based on its cultural origins in Europe and Africa. Since [...]

Satisfaction Saturday: The Clash REBEL WALTZ

Rebel Waltz

I slept and I dreamed of a time long ago
I saw an army of rebels, dancing on air
I dreamed as I slept, I could see the campfires,
A song of the battle, that was born in the flames,
and the rebels were waltzing on air.

I danced with a girl to the tune of a waltz
that [...]

40 Forever: Waters

Monday, June 14, 2010

If you like David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs, and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, you will really like this new book by filmmaker John Waters. You don’t have to be a fan of his movies to enjoy the book. Visit to learn more about it.

Waters, John. Role Models. New York: Farrar, Straus and [...]

Paul Adams Listening Theme: X Y Z

Listening Theme 35:  X,Y or Z

Hi all,

Monday lunchtime and I haven’t set a new Listening Theme yet – shame on me!.

Here’s something that should keep me occupied this week and should throw up plenty of different music genres. Bands or solo artists (surnames) beginning with the letters X, Y or Z! There’s some obvious [...]

SongBook Video Of The Week: JOHNNY HICKMAN is Mr. Wrong

This week we have a live performance by Johnny Hickman from the studios of KUAR Public Radio, Little Rock, Arkansas 5-11-2010 posted by rbreeding59

May 11, 2010 and carried on by our friends below….

Jerry Johnson via Matt Lube:
my theme song?
Thanks Johnny for the amazing song!

Johnny Hickman of Cracker performs “Mr. Wrong”

Morst's Pick of the Week: The Mother Hips

Back from the shop, morst has a pick of the week!

The Mother Hips have been a favorite of mine for a long time, and so it’s great to be able to hear them play live. And I didn’t even have to fly to California to do it! Once again, back at Schuba’s in Chicago, [...]


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Save Libraries

I’ve been feeling a bit feisty lately. The other day on Facebook I posted the question “Do you have a library card?” and almost instantly received 34 comments. One well-meaning friend wrote that he doesn’t use the library because he likes to support starving authors by
paying for their books. [...]

SongBook Video Of The Week: Mats…Meet John Doe

via Johnny Hickman via Brad Jones:


July 01, 2008 YouTube

Here’s John Doe (singer-songwriter of X, Knitters, Pleasure Barons) performing another cool cover of a Replacements song “Here Comes A Regular.” The event was a Replacements tribute night at the 12 Galaxies nightclub in San Francisco on May 24, [...]

Morst's Pick of the Week: Shiner!!!


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May 21, 2010


This show, and the acoustic set from the previous day were performed at a private party dubbed Lubestock. If it sounds like a small gig, recorded from up close to the band, then that would be accurate. The sound of the crowd is very present, hooting and hollering and at [...]

Satisfaction Saturday: Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

(J. Fogerty)

Someone told me long ago There’s a calm before the storm,
I know; It’s been comin’ for some time.
When it’s over, so they say, It’ll rain a sunny day,
I know; Shinin’ down like water.
I want to know, Have you ever seen the rain?
I want to know, Have you ever seen [...]