Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – February 2009

Episode #294
Sunday, February 1, 2009
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
February has never been my favourite month of the year, so this show was designed to chase away the winter blues and warm our hearts. We started off with a set of songs in honour of the new month. This weekend’s episode of Austin City Limits reminded me what an incredible songwriter and performer Nick Lowe is, so we took a look at his amazing career for a while after that. And speaking of great pop/rock songwriters, Pat Dinizio of The Smithereens comes to town next week, and that’s reason to celebrate and look at some of his great songs. All in all, a pop-heavy, but happenin’ show for sure.
Artist – Song title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – WPG=Winnipeg artist
2:00pm – 2:30pm
Jim Bryson – February – The Occasionals – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – Dogs of February – Hallucigenia – CDN
David Francey – February Morning Drive – Far End of Summer – CDN
Romi Mayes – Achin’ in yer Bones – Achin’ in yer Bones – CDN – WPG
Chris Carmichael – Pop Song – Chris Carmichael – CDN – WPG
The Deep Dark Woods – Two Time Loser – Winter Hours – CDN
Amelia Curran – Scattered & Small – War Brides – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Little Birdy – Brother – Confetti
Guy Clark – I’m All Through Throwing Good Love after Bad – Live from Austin TX
The Swell Season – Falling Slowly – The Swell Season
Nick Lowe – I Trained Her to Love Me – At My Age
Rockpile – When I Write the Book – Seconds of Pleasure
Nick Lowe – Half a Boy and Half a Man – Basher: The Best of

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Nick Lowe – 12 Step Program (to quit you babe) – The Impossible Bird
Nick Lowe – So It Goes – Jesus of Cool reissue
Elvis Costello & the Attractions – What’s so Funny ’bout Peace Love & Understanding – Armed Forces
Dar Williams – All Men Are Liars – Labour of Love: The Music of Nick Lowe
Rodney Crowell & the Crickets – That’ll Be the Day – The Crickets & their Buddies
Joe Ely and Todd Snider – Oh Boy! – Not Fade Away (Remembering Buddy Holly)

3:30pm – 4:00pm
The Smithereens – Maria Elena – Attack of the Smithereens
The Smithereens – Downbound Train – One Step Up/Two Steps Back: The Songs of Bruce Springsteen
The Smithereens – Only a Memory – Live in Concert – Greatest Hits and More!
Pat Dinizio – Behind the Wall of Sleep – This Is Pat Dinizio
Don Hatcher – Rain City – Trying Must Count for Something – CDN – WPG
Jeffrey Hatcher & the Big Beat – The Man Who Would Be King – Cross Our Hearts – CDN – WPG
Lorrie Matheson – Falling Down Sober – In Vein – CDN
Episode #295
Sunday, February 8, 2009
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
How’s this for a show: new music from some favourites and some new discoveries, bad news (Evan Phillips is out of commission), good news (Allison’s birthday), better news (new Damnwells CD – FREE), and even better yet, a chat with the leader of one of my favourite bands of all time, Pat Dinizio of The Smithereens! Now that’s a show!
Artist – Song title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – WPG=Winnipeg artist
2:00pm – 2:30pm
The Smithereens – House We Used to Live in – Green Thoughts
Stephen Fearing – No Dress Rehearsal – The Man Who Married Music: The Best of – CDN
Colin Linden – Between the Darkness and the Light of Day – From the Water – CDN
Lee Harvey Osmond – Lucifer’s Nest – A Quiet Evil – CDN
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – White Line – High or Hurtin’ – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Vanessa Peters & Ice Cream on Mondays – Good News – Sweetheart, Keep Your Chin Up
The Whipsaws – Coming Home – 60 Watt Avenue
Easton Stagger Phillips – Highway – One for the Ditch
Leeroy Stagger – Hide the Knives – Dear Love – CDN
NQ Arbuckle – Happy Birthday – Hanging the Battle Scarred Pinata – CDN
Clem Snide – All Green – Soft Spot

3:00pm – 3:30pm
The Damnwells – Soundtrack – One Last Century
The Damnwells – Like It Is – One Last Century
Steve Earle – Way Down in the Hole – Washington Square Serenade
Jesse Winchester – Step by Step – Let the Rough Side Drag
Paul Kelly – God Told Me To – Stolen Apples
Andy Sheppard – The Best Day – Live at Smash – CDN
Michael Johnston – Petrazalka (Missin’ Manitoba and You) – Curious Heart – CDN
Reid Jamieson – Hello – website download – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm
Pat Dinizio interview
The Smithereens – Blue Period – 11
The Smithereens – Girl Like You – 11
Episode #296
Sunday, February 15, 2009
2:00-4:30 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Another Valentines Day has come and gone, and I’ve got some sucking up to do, so a set of lovey dovey tunes to melt her heart. Some new & noteable songs from here and elsewhere followed.

The bulk of the show was devoted to the first anniversary of the death of one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Willie P Bennett. Willie is one of the guiding lights of this show, so it’s our duty to pay him some respect and play some of his songs as done by him and others, and hear some words from those most inspired by him.

Artist – Song title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – WPG=Winnipeg artist
2:00pm – 2:30pm
Willie P Bennett – Blue Valentine – Heartstrings – CDN
Gordon Lightfoot – Beautiful – Gord’s Gold – CDN
Bob Dylan – Wedding Song – Planet Waves
Jimmy Lafave – Emotionally Yours – Texoma
Steve Earle – Sparkle & Shine – Washington Square Serenade

2:30pm – 3:00pm
The Damnwells – Everything – One Last Century
The Damnwells – 55 Pictures – One Last Century
Darren Day & the Fading Hopes – Anne – This Evening Tonight – CDN – WPG
Chris Neufeld – Told a Joke – Colorado Low – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Cigarette Song – CKUW Fundrive 2009: Uncovered – CDN – WPG

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Willie P Bennett – Tryin’ to Start Out Clean – Tryin’ to Start Out Clean – CDN
Willie P Bennett – If You Have to Choose – Hobo’s Taunt – CDN
Willie P Bennett – For the Sake of the Dollar – Blackie and the Rodeo King – CDN
Willie P Bennett – The Lucky Ones – The Lucky Ones – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Push On – Take My Own Advice – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Sunset Pendulum – Heartstrings – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Caney Fork River – Heartstrings – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Has Anyone Seen My Baby Tonight? – High or Hurtin’ – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Codeine – live recording – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Country Squall – live recording – CDN
Romi Mayes – Willie’s Diamond Joe – Twang Trust Broadcasts 1999-2007 – CDN – WPG
Scott Nolan – Drive Day – Canadian Amplifier – CDN – WPG
Willie P Bennett – Red Dress – Take My Own Advice – CDN
4:00pm – 4:30pm
Stan Rogers – Music in Your Eyes – From Coffee House to Concert Hall – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Down to the Water – Tryin’ to Start Out Clean – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Blackie and the Rodeo King – Blackie and the Rodeo King – CDN
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Lace & Pretty Flowers – High or Hurtin’ – CDN
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Sometimes It Comes so Easy – Let’s Frolic Again – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Last Word – Heartstrings – CDN
Episode #297
Sunday, February 22, 2009
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
We started off with a set of stellar new music that got us feelin’ alright. Somehow (as these things so often do) we got off track and threw in a set of definitely non-singersongwriter hipster music. Then, we took a trip to the movies. It’s Oscar night, and although I don’t give a hoot about that show, I did manage to catch a couple of recent hits this weekend, The Wrestler, and Twilight, and we heard some songs inspired by those.
Artist – Song title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – WPG=Winnipeg artist
2:00pm – 2:30pm
Nathan – Let them Look – Key Principles – CDN – WPG
Romi Mayes – Hard Road – Achin in yer Bones – CDN – WPG
Oh My Darling – Won’t Need my Shoes on Heaven’s Floor – Oh My Darling – CDN – WPG
Treasa Levasseur – Talk to Me Babe – Low Fidelity – CDN
Nudie and the Turks – Dear Departed – Looking for a Good Time – CDN
Danny Schmidt – Better off Broke – Instead the Forest Rose to Sing
Vanessa Peters & Ice Cream on Mondays – The Grammar of a Sinking Ship – Sweetheart, Keep Your Chin Up

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Ricky Young – Poor You – Learn to Steal
Ricky Young – Acoustic Guitars – Learn to Steal
The Tallest Man on Earth – Pistol Dreams – Shallow Grave
Band of Horses – Detlef Schrempf – Cease to Begin
Sea Wolf – You’re a Wolf – Get to the River Before It Runs too Low
Bon Iver – Lump Sum – For Emma, Forever Ago
Romantica – There She Goes – It’s Your Weakness that I Want

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Richmond Fontaine – Moving Back Home #1 – $87 and a Guilty Conscience
Iron & Wine – Flightless Bird, American Mouth – The Shepherd’s Dog
Rick Danko & Garth Hudson – Twilight – Upfront! Canadians Live from Mountain Stage – CDN
Jon Dee Graham – Twilight – The Great Battle
Jesse DeNatale – Twilight King – Shangri-La Blues
Loundon Wainwright III – Vampire Blues – More Love Songs

3:30pm – 4:00pm
D Rangers – Coughin’ up Blood – We Stay High & Lonesome – CDN – WPG
Twilight Hotel – Viva la Vinyl – Highway Prayer – CDN – WPG
The Weakerthans – Civil Twilight – Reunion Tour – CDN – WPG
Luke Doucet – Blood’s Too Rich – Blood’s Too Rich – CDN
Townes Van Zandt – I’ll Be Here in the Morning – For the Sake of the Song
Steve Earle – I Feel Alright – I Feel Alright

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