WMM Playlist from March 30, 2016

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Andrew Foshee & His Gosh Darn Band
+ Rick Malsick

10:00 – Station ID

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]

2. Meilyr Jones – “Hot To Recognise A Work Of Art”
from: 2013 / Moshi Moshi Records / March 18, 2016
[28 year old Meilyr Jones is originally from Aberystwyth, Wales. He was part of the Welsh band, Race Horses. He went to the Royal Academy of Music where he studied the tuba, dropped out after three years. His solo career was born from an impromptu but transformative trip to Rome after the end of both his band Race Horses, and his relationship. When Meilyr returned to London he began recording solo, exploring new ways of working. Incredibly, he managed to assemble a 30-strong orchestra “out of friends, and friends of friends of friends. In the same way that if you were to start a pop band.” The idea was to do it like a Frank Sinatra session with everyone in the same room and record it all live, so for a single day they all gathered at a recording studio in South London, with the producer Iwan Morgan and the engineer Jimmy Robertson.]

10:06

3. Pops Staples – “Friendship”
from: Don’t Lose This / dBPM – Anti / February 17, 2015
[Previously-unreleased music with new production by Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. The album features 10 songs, originally recorded and produced by Pops in 1999, but left unfinished at the time of his death in 2000. The album, which also features newly recorded vocals by Mavis Staples, takes its title directly from the instruction Pops gave to his daughter as the two listened to the unfinished recording before his death: “Don’t lose this.” Mavis didn’t, and in 2014 brought the tapes of her father’s last work to her recent collaborator, Tweedy, for completion. The two had teamed up on Mavis’ recent solo releases, One True Vine and the Grammy-winning You Are Not Alone.]

4. John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons and Daughters – “Walk With Me”
from: Walk With Me – Single / Lakeshore Records / February 6, 2015
[Recorded in Winter 2014 at Weights and Measures Soundlab by Duane Trower and mixed at Guttersnipe Recording Co. Written by John Velghe. Vocals arranged Kirsten Paludan, Anna Hoard, and Michelle Gaume Sanders. Copyright August Hour Records 2014. Published by Man With Burden Music. John Velghe – Vocals, Acosutic Guitar and Keyboards; Kirsten Paludan – Vocals; Mike Alexander – Mandolin and Vocals; Anna Hoard – Vocals; Herman Mehari – Trumpet and Vocals; Michelle Gaume Sanders – Flute and Vocals; Chris Wagner – Bass and Vocals; Michael Walker – Trombone and Vocals. John Velghe (pronounced Vel-jee) writes songs leaning towards personal narratives and accounts of people he’s met over 20 years of playing and touring. From a friends fre ex-wife in Austin to a 4-year-old waitress in Lucas, KS to a transvestite railroad worker in Duluth, MN; Velghe populates his songs with real characters who’ve informed personal allegories about escape, transformation and fear.]

[John Velghe and The Prodigal Sons play Prohibition Hall, Friday, April 1, with Berwanger]

10:15

5. SUNU – “Food, Inc.” (on 7” Vinyl)
from: Food, Inc. – Single b/w “Liberation” / Sunflower Soul Records / December 11, 2015
[Rev. Aaron Morris – Trumpet & Lead Vocals; Dan Pem – Tenor Sax; Chris Leopold – Trombone; Mike Hamm – Guitar; Chris Shaw – Bass; Dylan Bassett – Drums & Percussion; Alex Thiessen – Drums & Percussion; Taylor Babb – Drums & Percussion. Recorded, mixed, & produced by Chris Hazelton. Mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio.]

[SUNU plays Josey Records, Friday April 1, with Boogaloo 7, and DJ Soulnice & DJ Boogie.]

6. Red Kate – “You Ought to Know”
from: unamerican activities / Black Site Records / April 2, 2016
[L. Ron Drunkard on bass & vocals, Andrew Whelan on drums & vocals, Brad Huhmann on guitar & vocals, Desmond Poirier on guitar & vocals. Produced by Red Kate. Recorded at Weights and Measures Soundlab, KCMO, with Duane Trower doing recording, mixing and serving as digital mastering engineer. Roger Seibel on vinyl mastering at SAE Mastering, Phoenix, AZ. Shaun Hamontree created the cover art. Vinyl pressed at Quality Record Pressings, Salina, KS.]

[Red Kate plays an Album Release show at Davey’s Uptown, Saturday, April 2, with The Bad Ideas, The Pedaljets, and The Brannock Device]

7. Bob Mould – “Voices In My Head”
from: Patch The Sky / Merge Records / March 25, 2016
[12th solo album from musician Bob Mould who was born in Malone, New York, October 16, 1960) is an American musician, principally known for his work as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for alternative rock bands Hüsker Dü in the 1980s and Sugar in the 1990s. Mould lived in several places, including the Minneapolis-St. Paul area where he then attended Macalester College. There, he formed Hüsker Dü in the late 1979, with drummer/singer Grant Hart and bass guitarist Greg Norton. Hüsker Dü first gained notice as a punk rock group with a series of recordings on the independent label SST Records. In 1986, they signed with a major record label (Warner Bros. Records), but found only modest commercial success. However, they were later often cited as one of the key influences on 1990s alternative rock, including bands such as Nirvana and the Pixies. In the late 1980s, Hüsker Dü broke up acrimoniously amid members’ drug abuse, personal problems, disputes over songwriting credits, musical direction, and the suicide of the band’s manager, David Savoy. After Hüsker Dü broke up in 1988, Mould sequestered himself in a remote farmhouse in Pine City, Minnesota,[11] having quit drinking and drugs, and wrote the songs that would make up his first solo album. Though Mould’s sexual orientation had previously been something of an open secret, he was outed in the early 1990s in an interview in the music magazine Spin; he came to terms with being openly gay, even appearing in the movie Bear Nation, self-identifying as a bear.]

10:30 – Underwriting

10:32 – Interview with Rick Malsick

8. Rick Malsick – “Philodendron”
from: Philodendron / Independent / January 15, 2016

Kansas City based singer songwriter Rick Malsick joins us to share music from his new 10-song release, Philodendron, that he recorded with area musician Evan Smalley. Rick has accumulated a repertoire of more than 100 songs – half of them his own. His previous recordings include: Bottom Feeders Jamboree (2007) and Athena (2009), and We Are the People (2010) by the Herrmannators. His song “Closes Her Eyes” was a medalist in the New Song Showcase at the Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS, in 2007 and “The Christmas Tumbleweed (Ford County, 1935)” was a medalist at Winfield in 2008. For over 5 years Rick has served as host of: Music + Poetry + Art, at the Downtown Neon Gallery, 1921 Truman Road, KCMO.

Philodendron was recorded with area musician Evan Smalley.

Rick Malsick on vocals, guitars, and basses
Evan Smalley on musical arrangements, guitars, basses, synthesizers, cello
Tim Osburn on drums
Catherine & Patricia Bartholome – vocals on Waltz With A Robot

Rick Malsick calls himself a singing grant-writer. As he writes in his bio “part of a long, long, line of singers who have day jobs. After all, Jimmy Rodgers was the Singing Brakeman. Gene Autry was the Singing Cowboy. Mario Lanza was the Singing Truck Driver.”

Rick writes that he tries “to bring an artist’s creativity to my consulting business and a businessman’s customer service to my music.”

When not writing grants, Rick likes to play guitar. “I’m a fingerpicker, working for years (still working) to develop a jazzy/bluesy/folkie finger style approach to guitar, based on the styles of Merle Travis, Mississippi John Hurt, Chet Atkins, Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Willie McTell and a host of others.”

Rick has accumulated a repertoire of more than 100 songs – half of them his own – that extends back to the Civil War. Lots of American Songbook – Duke, Rodgers & Hart, Gershwins – he loves that stuff. Also some really old songs, Ragtime Cowboy Joe, Carolina in the Morning, Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight .

Albums

2009 We Are the People The Herrmannators – bass guitar, co-producer
2009 Athena Rick Malsick – Artist, co-producer
2008 Bottom Feeders Jamboree Rick Malsick – Artist, co-producer
2008 Makin’ Changes Michael Johnston – Bass guitar

Education

Rick Malsick received his Bachelor of Arts defree in English and French from the University of Kansas

Rick Malsick received his Masters of Arts in English, from University of Missouri/Kansas City

1980-81 University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music – music theory, piano, guitar, trombone

Songwriting awards

2010 Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS New Songs Showcase
“Two Lonely Dollars” – alternate, Songs About Winfield category
2009 Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS New Songs Showcase
“Dionysus” – medal winner, Feelin’ Down Category
“Waltz with a Robot” – alternate, Children’s Category
2008 Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS New Songs Showcase
“Christmas Tumbleweed” – medal winner, Children’s Category
“Joseph’s Song” – alternate, Religious/Spiritual Category
“My Bestest Love” – alternate – Love Songs category
2007 Parkville Songwriters Circle Best Christmas Song
“Christmas Tumbleweed”
2007 Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS New Songs Showcase
“Closes Her Eyes” – medal winner, Feelin’ Down Category

11:42

9. Rick Malsick – “Got To Get Out Of Love Blues”
from: Philodendron / Independent / January 15, 2016

For the past five years Rick Malsick has hosted a magical gathering of poets and musicians at the Downtown Neon Gallery. These events bring together the most creative voices in Kansas City including the River Cow Orchestra, area poetsm musicians, artists. Over the years 35 bands and solo artists, as well as 62 poets, have crossed the stage.

Martha Gershun, organizes Music + Poetry + Art. Maryfrances Wagner recruits the poets, and Thomas Cobian, is the Neon Warrior, owner of the Downtown Neon Gallery.

Rick Malsick is finishing up work on a new album of songs in the public domain.

The next Music + Poetry + Art, at the Downtown Neon Gallery, 1921 Truman Road, KCMO will be April 29 , featuring spoken word artist Sara Missconception Glass.

Rick Malsick’s new 10-song album, Philodendron, was released on January 15, 2016. More info at http://www.rickmalsick.com http://www.rickmalsick.bandcamp.com

11:52

10. Rick Malsick – “Sweet Dreamy Dreamland”
from: Philodendron / Independent / January 15, 2016

10:55

11. White Denim – “Thank You”
from: Stiff / Downtown Records / March 25, 2016
[7th studio album by American four-piece rock band from Austin, Texas. Their music is influenced by dub, psychedelic rock, blues, punk rock, progressive rock, soul, jazz, experimental rock with home-based recording, jamming approach, intense looping work and unusual song structure. James Petralli on vocals & guitar, Jeff Olson on drums, Steven Terebecki on vocals, bass, Jonathan Horne on guitar. This is their first release following the departure of drummer Josh Block and guitarist Austin Jenkins, who left in March 2015 to work on Leon Bridges’ debut album Coming Home. Jonathan Horne and Jefferey Olson have joined the band after touring with James Petralli on his solo project Bop English.]

11:00 – Station ID

12. Piney Gir – “Tilt A Whirl”
from: Mr. Hyde’s Wild Ride / Greyday Records / February 19, 2016
[7th album from Piney Gir, also known as Angela Penhaligon, an American musician and singer, born and raised in the Bible Belt of the midwest and the state of Kansas. Growing up, secular music was forbidden to her. As a teenager, she rebelled against this upbringing and went to university where she majored in music with drums then voice as her instruments. In 1998 she relocated to London, England and joined the synth pop band Vic Twenty and released a single on Mute records label Credible Sexy Units and toured the UK and Europe with Erasure. As a solo artist, Piney’s musical style is predominately edgy indie-pop, although she has been described both as a musical “chameleon” and as “the indie Dolly Parton”. Piney is an established figure on the London music scene, and has toured extensively including appearances at Glastonbury festival, South by Southwest and CMJ music festival. She has collaborated with artists including Andy Ramsay of Stereolab, Rob Campanella from The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Eamon Hamilton from the band Brakes and British Sea Power and Simple Kid, and was a member of cult all-girl band The Schla La Las. Her songs have appeared on Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Hit & Miss, Made in Chelsea, Misfits, Drifters, Waterloo Road, Being Human, Fried, Talking to the Dead, What Remains, Switch and in feature films: Nina Forever, You’re Not You, C’e Chi Dice No and American Girl.]

13. The Dandy Warhols – “Styggo”
from: Distortland / Dine Alone Music / April 8, 2016
[9th studio album by American alternative rock band The Dandy Warholsformed in Portland, Oregon, in 1994 by singer-guitarist Courtney Taylor-Taylor and guitarist Peter Holmström. Keyboardist Zia McCabe and drummer Eric Hedford joined them. Hedford left in 1998 and was replaced by Taylor-Taylor’s cousin Brent DeBoer. The band’s name is a play on the name of American pop artist Andy Warhol.The band gained recognition after they were signed to Capitol Records and released their major label album debut, …The Dandy Warhols Come Down, in 1997. In 2001, the band rose to new levels of fame after their song “Bohemian Like You” enjoyed extensive exposure thanks to its being featured in a Vodafone advertisement. Along with The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Dandy Warhols were the subjects of the 2004 documentary film Dig!. The film captured a love–hate relationship between both bands, highlighting the interaction of Taylor-Taylor and BJM frontman Anton Newcombe. It was recorded over the course of seven years by filmmaker Ondi Timoner, and won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.]

[The Dandy Warhols play The Riot Room, Sunday, April 3, at 8:00 pm, with the Seratones.]

14. The Greeting Committee – “Hands Down”
from: It’s Not All That Bad – EP / Harvest Records / October 23, 2015
[The Greeting Committee are a KC based indie pop group, formed in 2014 by high school students Addison Sartino on vocals, Brandon Yangmi on guitar, Pierce Turcotte on bass, and Austin Fraser on drums. The quartet attracted the attention of local radio personality Lazlo Geiger who agreed to manage them. Following the release of their debut EP, It’s Not All That Bad, things began to move quickly for the young group and a deal was soon struck with Los Angeles-based label Harvest Records who re-released the EP in October 2015. ~ Timothy Monger]

[The Greeting Committee play The Tank Room, Thursday, March 31, at 8:00 pm, in support of Kitten.]

11:15 – Underwriting

11:17 – Interview with Andrew Foshee and his Gosh Darn Band

Brian James, Preston Ott, Andrew Foshee, and Phil Spencer

Brian James, Preston Ott, Andrew Foshee, and Phil Spencer

15. Andrew Foshee – “Fishing”
from: Corvair / Independent / April 1, 2016
[Produced by Joel Nanos and Andrew Foshee. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording. Music and lyrics by Andrew Foshee (ASCAP). Performed by Andrew Foshee & His Gosh Darn Band. Andrew Foshee: guitars, lead vocals; Brian James: bass, backing vocals; Phil Spencer: drums, beers. Additional musical contributions from: Mike Stover: pedal steel; Dan Loftus: piano, keys; Christine Grossman: violins and violas on Jesus Christ; Nick Howell: trumpet; Mike Walker: trombone; Marshall Tinnermeier: saxophone; Paris Young: background vocals on The Fight; Coleen Dieker: violin and background vocals on I Am Too Old (For You). Album artwork and layout by: Nanci Lee Ayala Rush at ladymagicunicorn.com Copyright 2016 Andrew Foshee (ASCAP). Published by Indolent Music (ASCAP)]

Andrew Foshee, is an alternative singer-songwriter from Kansas City, MO. He has been writing, recording and performing various incarnations of his ‘bedroom folk’ for over fifteen years now, quietly self-releasing a handful of low key albums that were mostly forged in the confines of a sleepy home studio and have been featured in various TV shows and commercials worldwide. His latest release, “Corvair”, is an ethereal ride through a psychedelic, Americana sunset, with hues of contemporary pop and acute self-reflection that warp and fade into a trash-talking, booze-fueled skyline. It’s also a huge step outside of the home studio, this time (alongside his Gosh Darn Band) leaving Foshee to entrust a handful of talented auxiliary musicians, as well as the expertise of producer and engineer Joel Nanos at his Element Recording Studio.

Joining Andrew Foshee, was his Gosh Darn Band: Brian James on bass & harmonies, Preston Ott on lead guitar, Phil Spencer on percussion.

Newest edition to the Gosh Darn Band is Preston Ott on lead guitar,

Andrew Foshee & His Gosh Darn Band play an EP Release show on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 6;00 at Josey Records – Kansas City, with Rev Gusto, Instant karma, and Sextonic Plates.

Later that night, Andrew Foshee & His Gosh Darn Band play an EP Release show April 2nd, 2016 at 8:30pm, at The Brick with Kelly Hunt and My Oh My!

Corvair was produced by Joel Nanos and Andrew Foshee
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording
Music and lyrics by Andrew Foshee (ASCAP)

Performed by Andrew Foshee & His Gosh Darn Band
Andrew Foshee: guitars, lead vocals
Brian James: bass, backing vocals
Phil Spencer: drums, beers

Additional musical contributions from:
Mike Stover: pedal steel
Dan Loftus: piano, keys
Christine Grossman: violins and violas on Jesus Christ
Nick Howell: trumpet
Mike Walker: trombone
Marshall Tinnermeier: saxophone
Paris Young: background vocals on The Fight
Coleen Dieker: violin and background vocals on I Am Too Old (For You)

Album artwork and layout by:
Nanci Lee Ayala Rush at ladymagicunicorn.com

Andrew Foshee’s music has been described as an “Unholy union between 70’s crooner folk, post-modern country & psychedelic blues-rock.”

Andrew Foshee says of his songs on Corvair, “Most of the lyrics are tongue-in-cheek. You could very well just call it ‘pop music’, however this EP certainly falls within the vein of ‘alt-country’ or simply ‘country music’, which stylistically is how I’ve always kind of imagined both my songs and vocal timbre.”

11:28

16. Andrew Foshee – “The Fight”
from: Corvair / Independent / April 1, 2016
[Produced by Joel Nanos and Andrew Foshee. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording. Music and lyrics by Andrew Foshee (ASCAP). Performed by Andrew Foshee & His Gosh Darn Band. Andrew Foshee: guitars, lead vocals; Brian James: bass, backing vocals; Phil Spencer: drums, beers.]

Andrew has said about his music for Corsair the he “made a conscious decision to really open things up lyrically and start saying, in a more direct way, what’s on my mind, instead of always worrying if it’s ‘poetic’ or if it rhymes. Sometimes I’m lucky though and I achieve both. I am somewhat of a crass, honest, and eternally sarcastic person, so this all bleeds into my most current writings.”

Andrew Foshee’s music has been featured on:

*Last Call With Carson Daly (NBC)
*The Nate Berkus Show (CBS)
*Flipping Out (Bravo)
*The Onion (IFC)
*Interior Therapy (Bravo)
*Made (MTV)
*Say Yes To The Dress 2 (TLC)
*What Not To Wear (TLC)
*My Big Redneck Wedding (CMT)
*Auction Kings (Discovery Channel)
*American Colony (Nat Geo)
*OnStar (TV campaign)

Corvair is Andrew’s first project working in a real studio with other musicians and “letting go”.

Main site: andrewfoshee.com
Facebook: facebook.com/andrewfoshee
Twitter: twitter.com/andrewsfoshee

11:45

17. Andrew Foshee – “I Am Too Old For You” (LIVE)
also available on Corvair / Independent / April 1, 2016
[Performed live by Andrew Foshee on vocals and guitar, with his Gosh Darn Band: Brian James on vocal harmonies, Preston Ott on mandolin, Phil Spencer on percussion.]

[Andrew Foshee & His Gosh Darn Band play an EP Release show on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at Josey Records – Kansas City, with Rev Gusto, Instant Karma, and Sextonic Plates.]

[Later that night, Andrew Foshee & His Gosh Darn Band play an EP Release show April 2nd, 2016 at 8:30pm, at The Brick with Kelly Hunt and My Oh My!]

11:50

18. Deco Auto – “Empty Gestures”
from: “The Curse of Deco Auto” / Independent / February 14, 2015
[Steven Garcia on guitar & vocals; Tracy Flowers on bass & vocals; Pat Tomek on drums & keys. Steven was a founding member of Colorado punk bands Armchair Martian and Knee Jerk. Pat was a founding member of The Rainmakers, and he still is. Tracy’s chocolate tofu pie is to die for! Recorded by Pat Tomek at Largely Studios, 2014, in Kansas City, MO. Produced by Steven Garcia w/ Pat Tomek. All songs by Steven Garcia, $tudentLoansForLifeMusic (ASCAP) Too punk for pop, too pop for punk … the curse of Deco Auto.]

[Deco Auto have been selected to be part of the 2016 International Pop Overthrow Music Festival in Chicago! http://internationalpopoverthrow.com/%5D

[Deco Auto play Knuckleheads, Friday, April 1, opening for Dread Zeppelin.]

[Deco Auto play miniBar, Saturday, April 2, at 8:00 pm with Rev Gusto, and Electric Lungs.]

11:55:20

19. B R O T H E R – “Mobbin”
from: Mobbin – Single / Independent / Maech 6, 2016
[Kansas City based 4-piece band formed in June of 2015 by Danzell Capers on guitar, synthesizers, & vocals; who wanted to collaborate with other multi-instrumentalists and producers, resulting in the addition of longtime friend Quinn Pudenz on vocals, synthesizers, & guitar; area DJ and producer Brooks Brown on bass, vocals & synthesizers; and Christian Lester on drums. ]

[B R O T H E R plays Middle of The Map Fest May 7, 2016.]

11:59:30

20. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003
[orig. 1957]

Next week, on April 6, we’ll feature information about Record Store Day coming on April 16. Britt Adair and Christian LaBeau from Josey Records – Kansas City, and Duncan Burnett and Promise Clutter of Revolution Records join us to share information about all of the special in-store performances planned for Record Store Day. Also Chris Meck and the Guity Birds join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:

www.WednesdayMidDayMedley.org,
http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1FM,
http://www.kkfi.org

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