The Frozen North

Winter settles into New England. It’s 2 degrees Farenheit as I type this, with my dog persuading me to take her out for her long weekend walk. She is a Siberian Husky, and although she’s 12 and has a torn ACL that has healed, she is immune to the cold – she wants her long walk.

Today’s podcast starts with an obscure band and works its way through the familiar and unfamiliar – hey, we head to Hawaii in an attempt to warm up this winter. We begin with Liverpool’s It’s Immaterial then go to Chris Isaak, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Kelly, Blancmange, Wilson Pickett, John Hiatt, the Kinks, the Impressions, Kings Go Forth, Parliament, David Johansen, Van Morrison, Otis Redding and Procol Harum.

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Happy 2015

We’ve made it to 2015 – welcome. It’s a brand new year and what a better way to welcome it than with a whole new year of podcasts? I can’t think of a better way to celebrate.

On today’s show we start with the perfect pop of the Hollies and Badfinger, then on to Hall and Oates and Ryan Adams. We also welcome 2015 with Belle and Sebastian, the Beach Boys, the Cure, Gene Clark, Mott the Hoople, Pulp, Pokey LaFarge, the Arctic Monkeys and finish with the Jackson 5. What a lineup to start the year.

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Midnight Podcast

For this New Year’s Day I thought I’d do a special podcast that focuses on midnight songs. I thought about adding “Midnight Man” by Nick Cave into a regular podcast, but after looking at other Midnight songs I thought it would be perfect to do a whole podcast on these songs, and that New Year’s Eve, when people are up past midnight, would be the best time, so here we are.

Do you have New Year’s resolutions? I generally don’t do them, as it usually takes one week for me to stop any that I started. Last year I resolved to learn how to do a podcast and start it (hey! I did that!), write more and exercise. 1 out of 3 ain’t good. When I die someone will have to go through and see all the half-letters, e-mails, stories and poems I’ve written through the years. I’ve been a terrible correspondent, but vow to improve in 2015 (more blog posts? perhaps). I also started exercising about a month ago – I’ll need to keep that up.

Onto the podcast. On tonight’s podcast we start with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, then hit the Allman Brothers, Steve Miller and Howlin’ Wolf for the first set. Later we go country with Patsy Cline and Maria Muldaur, hear Jimi Hendrix and Bryan Ferry and we end with the Rolling Stones.

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End of the Year Podcast

The post-Christmas podcast – hope everyone had a good Christmas – we had family over to our house this year. It all went well, but we’ve got tons of leftovers that we’ll be eating until well into 2015.

We let it all hang out in this week’s podcast with the Hombres to kick things off. Later we’ll hear what glass pinecones are and end up here at the home, with lots of great music in-between.

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My Father’s Birthday

Hello and welcome to another edition of the PB Podcast. Today would have been my father’s 95th birthday. Happy birthday, Dad.

On today’s podcast we start out with a band from Boston, then to Los Angeles, Liverpool and Cincinnati. From there we head to London, Texas, Texas again and Indianola, Mississippi. The 3rd set is Boston, New York City, Tennessee and Los Angeles. Finally we have a pair from Tennessee and 2 from Mississippi. Rock and Soul and Blues are all represented on today’s show.

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Ho ho ho – Merry Christmas

Hello boys and girls,

When I was younger I used to put together mix tapes (quel surprise!), and of course I used to put together Christmas mix tapes for the holidays. I’ve done 2 or 3 of these and thought about doing one for this Christmas.

I put together the first set but then deleted it – “Who wants to hear this?” I thought. But after a week of hearing the typical inane carols I re-dedicated myself to putting the rest of the podcast together.

Today’s podcast features Santa Claus (he’s the reason for the season – wait, I have that wrong, but it seems like he has taken over being the reason for the season – America’s priorities getting in the way of what should be spiritual [sigh]). Of course, being my podcast, many of the songs are twisted – not safe for young children. The 2nd and last sets are safe for children, and should be among the songs they should be listening to – classic Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Louis Armstrong, but not Captain Beefheart or Martin Mull. This is sort of a tonic for the troops – maybe best listened to near midnight on Christmas Eve. Enjoy!

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Mid-December Edition

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the PB Podcast. Let’s stay away from the horrible news this week and escape into some great music. On today’s show, we start with Lyle Lovett and Father John Misty before going into some TV themes (far different from “Gilligan’s Island”). From there it’s new Bryan Ferry, Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane, Jimi Hendrix, Talking Heads and many, many more.

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Pearl Harbor Day

Around these parts it’s actually Larry Bird’s birthday, but Happy Pearl Harbor Day. I’m currently reading Perfidia by James Ellroy, which takes place during that month in 1941.

On today’s podcast we’ll end with the world (it’s going up in flames), but before that are sets of great music that includes Dr. John, Sharon Jones, Muddy Waters, Hank Williams and many more.

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The other music

Hello and welcome to another special edition of the PB Podcast. Today we explore what I’ll call “the other music”, music I listen to that usually does not appear on the regular podcast. This is music that my wife yells at me for playing, so I’ve pretty much eliminated it from the podcast (although not entirely).

So today we explore some of that music. We start with Tin Huey, described in the AllMusic Guide as “punk-pop with touches of free-form jazz blowing and eclectic smartassness”, then head to its forebears in the Insect Trust before heading into the new Throttle Elevator Music. We then go to a prog rock set with Rick Wakeman, Emerson, Lake and Palmer before the updated sounds of Pocupine Tree. The last two sets showcase Robert Fripp, Material, Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa.

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No turkeys here – all meat edition

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving day holiday – or last few days if you don’t celebrate. Time for a new edition of the PB Podcast. We get right into some great music with Jackie Wilson and LaVerne Baker, followed up by Raphael Saadiq, Quantic with Alice Russell and Betty LaVette. We trip from there to Joan Armatrading, then reggae with Bob Marley and Burning Spear. We take time for the 20th and 21st Century before ending with Wreckless Eric, who’d go the Whole Wide World (just to find her).

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