#656 – November 16, 2016 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

New & MidCoastal Releases + Salar Rajabnick & Judy Mills
& The Stand Up for Standing Rock Benefit

10:00

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / Universal / Dec. 20, 1979
[WMM’s theme]

2. R.E.M. – “World Leader Pretend”
from: Green / Warner Brothers / November 7, 1988 [reissued by Concord Music 2013]
[Green is the sixth studio album by R.E.M. who formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1980 by lead vocalist Michael Stipe, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. R.E.M. and their first release for Warner Bros. Records. Co-produced between the band and Scott Litt, and released in November 1988, the album continued to explore political issues both in its lyrics and packaging. R.E.M. experimented on the album, writing major key rock songs and incorporating new instruments into their sound, including the mandolin, as well as switching their original instruments on other songs.]

10:07

3. Jim James – “Same Old Lie”
from: Eternally Even / ATO – Capitol Records/ November 4, 2016
[2nd solo album by My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, who was born April 27, 1978 and grew up in Louisville Kentucky, attending Catholic School. Jim James is the vocalist, guitarist, producer, and primary songwriter of the rock band My Morning Jacket. In regard to this song, Jim James told Rolling Stone, “I’m just trying to be a part of the discussion and encourage people to speak out for equality, to not be afraid to speak out for peace and love,” James said in a statement. “All of us feel afraid at times in these absolutely insane times, but it’s important we speak our minds, cast our votes and do not give in to fear and hatred.”]

4. Leonard Cohen – “You Want It Darker”
from: You Want It Darker / Sony Music / October 21, 2016
[14th and final studio album from Leonard Cohen. As if the Presidential Election wasn’t bad enough, on November 7, 2016 Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen passed away at 82. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen was inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Cohen pursued a career as a poet and novelist during the 1950s and early 1960s, and did not launch a music career until 1967, at the age of 33. His first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967).]

5. Heidi Lynne Gluck – “Sadness is Psychedelic”
from: Pony Show / Lotuspool Records / August 26, 2016
[Lawrence, Kamsas based Heidi Lynne Gluck is a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist originally from the middle of Canada. After transplanting herself from the plains of Manitoba to the midwestern United States, Heidi quickly became an in-demand player, performing on stage and in the studio both as a solo artist and with renowned musicians including Juliana Hatfield & Some Girls, Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos, Lily & Madeleine, The Pieces, The Only Children, and others.]

[Heidi Lynne Gluck plays the Stand Up for Standing Rock #waterislife Benefit Show, Saturday, November 19, at Mills Record Company, with Teri Quinn, John Keck, Cody Wyoming, Expo `70, Calvin Arsenia, Ayllu, and SALAR ]

6. A Tribe Called Quest – “We The People”
from: We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service / Sony Music / November 10, 2016
[A Tribe Called Quest is an American hip-hop group that was formed in 1985,[2] and was composed of MC and producer Q-Tip, MC Phife Dawg and DJ and producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad. A fourth member, MC Jarobi White, left the group in 1991 after the release of their debut album. He continued to contribute to the band sporadically before rejoining for their 2006 reunion. Along with De La Soul, the group was a central part of the Native Tongues, and enjoyed the most commercial success out of all the groups to emerge from that collective. In August 2016, Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid revealed that the label would be releasing a new A Tribe Called Quest album in the near future. Said Reid on the album, “[It is] a brand new album that they recorded before Phife Dawg passed away. I’m really happy about it man, it’s really something special. It’s one of the things I’m most excited about over everything we’re working on.'[20] On October 27, 2016, Q-Tip announced that the new Tribe Called Quest album would be out on November 11, and would feature Busta Rhymes and Consequence. The group first went into the studio in November 2015, following their first televised appearance in 18 years. When Phife Dawg died in March 2016, the album was not yet completed. However, Q-Tip said that Phife Dawg had left the group “with the blueprint of what we had to do.” Q-Tip also stated that the album will be the group’s last. The album’s name is We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service and in addition to Busta Rhymes, the album features André 3000, Jack White, Elton John, Talib Kweli, Anderson Paak, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West; all the recording sessions took place at Q-Tip’s home studio in New Jersey]

10:27 – Underwriting

7. The Grisly Hand – “The Picture I Keep”
from: The Grisly Hand / Independent / November 18, 2016
[Double LP to be released November 18, 2016. The band spent a year with Joel Nanos at Element Recording, and decided to split the songs between two CD/digital releases. This is from the second half of the recordings that will be released as a double album on vuyl. Dan Loftus on bass, keyboards & vocals, joining Jimmy Fitzner on guitar & vocals, Lauren Krum on vocals & percussion, Matt Richey on drums, Mike Stover on steel guitar, bass & vocals, Ben Summers on guitar, vocals & mandolin. his song features: Rich Wheeler on tenor saxophone, Nick Howell on trumpet, and Mike Walker on trombone. All proceeds from this single will be donated to: Hope House (for victims of domestic violence) http://www.hopehouse.net /// Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (support and advocacy for LGBTQ victims of assault and hate crimes) http://www.kcavp.org /// Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates http://www.mira-mo.org /// The Richie Restivo Music Scholarship at Benedictine College http://www.benedictine.edu/admission/financial-aid/scholarships/endowed/listing%5D

[The Grisly Hand play an Album Release show, Friday, November 18 at 8:00 PM at Knuckleheads Saloon, with The Conquerors]

8. David Burchfield – “You’re Okay, It’s Alright”
from: You’re Okay, It’s Alright – Single / Independent / October 1, 2016
[New music from Denver Colorado based singer songwriter, David Burchfield. With David Burchfield on guitar & voice, Jess Parsons on accordian & voice, Devon Teran on elecrick guitar.]

[David Burchfield returns to Kansas City to play The Brick, Saturday Night, November 19, with Timbers, and Tenn Walker Wales.]

9. Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”
from: A Seat at the Table / Columbia Records / September 30, 2016
[3rd studio album from singer and songwriter Solange, released on September 30, 2016, by Saint and Columbia Records. Following the release of her second studio album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams (2008), Knowles began work on her third studio album, during which she suffered a “breakdown” due to the amount of time and emotion she was putting into the recording process. While recording the album Knowles released an EP entitled True (2012) and launched her own record label named Saint Records. Writing for the album began as early as 2008, while the albums recording sessions took part from 2013 to June 2016. The album was widely acclaimed by music critics and became Solange’s first number-one album on the Billboard 200 in the United States. The album features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Sampha, The-Dream, BJ the Chicago Kid, Q-Tip, Kelly Rowland, Kelela, David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors and Tweet among others.]

11:44

10. David Bowie – “When I Met You”
from: Lazarus (Original Cast Recording) / Columbia Records / October 21, 2016
[Lazarus (Original Cast Recording) is a soundtrack album by the New York cast of the musical Lazarus, which was written and composed by David Bowie and Enda Walsh. The album includes three previously unreleased songs by Bowie, “No Plan”, “Killing a Little Time” and “When I Met You”. The album was recorded on January 11, 2016, the day after Bowie’s death.]

11. Bonzo Madrid – “All You Got”
from: Worry / Independent / November 4, 2016
[Bonzo Madrid the new musical project of CJ Calhoun, formerly of Cowboy Indian Bear. All songs written & played by CJ Calhoun. Some tracks were also graced by my wonderful friends Beau Bruns on drums, Danny Bowersox on guitar. Recording comes with bonus EP featuring a remix by LION and La Guerre (Katlyn Conroy). Engineered and Produced by Danny Bowersox & CJ Calhoun ]

12. Blonde Redhead – “10 Feet High”
from: Masculin Feminin / Numero Group / October 28, 2016
[New 29 song compilation of music from the group’s first two albums that were released on Sonic Youth gutarists, Steve Shelley’s label, Smell Like Records. Blonde Redhead is an alternative rock band composed of Kazu Makino (vocals, rhythm guitar) and twin brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace (drums and lead guitar/vocals, respectively) that formed in New York City in 1993. The band’s earliest albums were noted for their noise rock influences, though their sound evolved by the early 2000s with the releases of Misery is a Butterfly (2004) and 23 (2007), which both incorporated elements of dream pop, shoegaze and other genres. They have released nine regular studio albums and have toured internationally.]

13. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – “Isn’t It True”
from: Until the Hunter / Tendril Tails / November 4, 2016
[First single from the third release of Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, an independent alternative /dream pop band is composed of Hope Sandoval from the band Mazzy Star and Colm Ó Cíosóig of My Bloody Valentine. “Isn’t It True”, was released on 7″ vinyl as part of Record Store Day 2016. A second single, “Let Me Get There” featuring Kurt Vile, was released on September 23.]

11:00 – Station ID

14. Expo ’70 – “Witch Hunt Of The Sun People”
from: Exquisite Lust / Tendril Tails / June 21, 2016 {10th Anniversary Reissue]
[Expo ’70 is Justin Wright. He began producing this otherworldly music in 2003 while living in Los Angeles. Residing in Kansas City, Missouri now, Wright produces music that is sought after by people all over the world. Wright has toured extensively over the last several years. More recently Wright has added a drummer and bassist to the mix which has started release albums and touring. Originally released on CDr in 2006 with Kill Shaman and quickly caught the eye and ears of Aquarius Records in San Francisco. With the help of carrying the CDr release, Wright produced around 650 CDr’s to keep with the demand of Aquarius’ review from their list no. 243. “Gorgeous drifting ethereal krautrocky ambience is what Expo ’70 is all about, and eyes closed, you’d be hard pressed to not think this was some Ash Ra Tempel disc or some long lost A.R. and The Machines lp. Crafted entirely from guitars, sitar and Moog, each track here is some sort of lengthy, mesmerizingingly blissed out minimal drone jam. Guitar figures are looped into hypnotic cycles, over shimmery whirls of fuzzy sound and distant drones, the looped riffs slowly shifting and gently changing shape. It’s almost like some sort of new age space rock Steve Reich.” Aquarius couldn’t have summed up the etherial mystique around Wright’s developing project better. Recorded by Justin Wright & m. j. 2005-06. Mixed & arranged by Justin Wright. More info at: exposeventy.com

[Expo ’70 play the Stand Up for Standing Rock #waterislife Benefit Show, Saturday, November 19, at Mills Record Company, with Teri Quinn, John Keck, Cody Wyoming, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Calvin Arsenia, Ayllu, and SALAR ]

11:10 – Interview with Salar Rajabnik & Judy Mills

Salar Rajabnick and Judy Mills on the November 16, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Salar Rajabnick and Judy Mills on the November 16, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Salar Rajabnik, of the band SALAR, and Judy Mills of Mills Record Company join us to share information about the Stand Up for Standing Rock #waterislife Benefit Show, Saturday, November 19, at Mills Record Company, to raise funds, supplies and awareness for the #waterislife movement and standoff in response to the Dakota Pipeline that runs though Standing Rock. All proceeds go directly to Standing Rock. Area musicians; Teri Quinn, John Keck, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Cody Wyoming, Expo `70, Calvin Arsenia, Ayllu, and SALAR will be performing live, 6:00 to 10:00 PM, at Mills Record Company, 4045 broadway, Kansas City, Missouri.

Salar Rajabnik was born in the US to an Iranian-American family and raised partially in Atlanta, Tehran & Kansas City. He started playing bass when he was 12. Emersed in Southern Amrican Roots Music, Persian Music, Motown bass lines, and Kansas City Jazz, Salar has been formed by the diversity of the music from the different places he has lived. After years of playing in various bands, Salar relocated to Nashville, Tennessee and formed a backing band called Moon Age and released a debut EP. Leaving Nashville as a homebase & the Moon Age moniker behind, Salar recently relocated back to Kansas City to finish his upcoming full length album “Black & White World” to be released soon.

Salar Rajabnik thank you both for being with us on Wednesday Midday Medley

After teaching in college and building a successful resume paying her dues in corporate retail, Judy Mills took the leap of faith that Kansas City needed a record store to buy new vinyl and she opened Mills Record Company on May 3, 2013. During these past three and a half years, the store doubled in size expanding next door and started also selling used records too, and this Summer Mills Record Company moved around the corner to their new home, 4045 Broadway, giving them even more square footage to add thoudsands more records, and a bigger, more dedicated live stage performance area.

Judy Mills Thanks for being with us again on Wednesday MidDay Medley!

– What is the DAPL?

DAPL stands for the Dakota Access Pipeline, an underground pipeline that is currently under construction in North Dakota. A large contingent of protesters made up of Native Americans and environmental activists have been protesting the construction of the pipeline for months

Standing Rock Sioux site in North Dakota called the Sacred Stone Camp has been pushed into the national news narrative following their stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Due in part to independent media coverage of the ongoing standoff, the Sacred Stone camp has grown into a formidable opposition against the $3.8 billion, 1,200-mile long pipeline.

– Why is it a problem?

Due to misinformation coming from law-enforcement, political favoritism toward the pipeline builders, and the media’s blatant reluctance to report on the pipeline, it’s hard to tell truth from fiction. The independent media and embedded journalist at the opposition encampment, have been covering the unfolding standoff continuously..

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe is leading the opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. They have been joined by the largest tribal coalition in over 100 years in their stand against the pipeline. The coalition is also comprised of activists, allies, and environmentalists, collectively known as “water protectors,” at the Sacred Stone Camp, an encampment close to the location where the pipeline is planned to cross the Missouri River in North Dakota. According to the Sacred Stone camp website, they are opposing the pipeline because “[t]he Dakota Access threatens everything from farming and drinking water to entire ecosystems, wildlife and food sources surrounding the Missouri.”

The Standing Rock Sioux also say the pipeline is violating treaty land, Sioux territory that was established many years ago by the federal government. “We will not allow Dakota Access to trespass on our treaty territory and destroy our medicines and our culture.”

The opposition to the pipeline spreads across several states and is not opposed solely by Native Americans. Farmers, ranchers, and landowners are also opposed to the pipeline. Many of them have had their land taken from them against their will and given to the pipeline via eminent domain.

The United States has a very bad reputation for treating Native Americans, the original inhabitants of this land, as less than human. In many instances in the past, the land where Native Americans lived was deemed to be of higher value than the Natives’ lives.

According to The Atlantic: “The land beneath the pipeline was accorded to Sioux peoples by the Treaty of Fort Laramie in 1868. Eleven years later, the U.S. government incited and won the Great Sioux War, and ‘renegotiated’ a new treaty with the Sioux under threat of starvation. In that document, the tribe ceded much of the Laramie land, including the Black Hills of South Dakota, where many whites believed there to be gold.”

After the federal government relegated the Sioux people to the “Great Sioux Reservation” in 1851, the treaty was re-written and “renegotiated” by force whenever resources were discovered or when the U.S. government wanted land. Essentially, the Sioux people were victims of U.S.-sanctioned murder, and their land was stolen because gold was discovered on it.

Fast forward to 2016 and the Sioux people are once again making a stand on land that was once — and still is, according to the tribe — theirs. How is the government reacting to this stand? By brutally arresting the Native American water protectors for trespassing. If that is not a miscarriage of justice, I don’t know what is.

Further, Energy Transfer Partners, the company pulling the strings behind the DAPL, has deep pockets, and its lobbyists have cozied up to federal, state, and local governments with jurisdiction over the pipeline route. This could explain why the company began its construction of the pipeline on Army Corps of Engineers land without even securing an easement, which is required by law. Dakota Access LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, has also used the strong-arm of government to force farmers and landowners to hand over their land to the pipeline against their will.

Stand Up for Standing Rock #waterislife Benefit Show, Saturday, November 19, at Mills Record Company, to raise funds, supplies and awareness for the #waterislife movement and standoff in response to the Dakota Pipeline that runs though Standing Rock. This not just a native issue, but a human issue. All of us need clean water, and we don’t need to desecrate sacred burial sites to build pipelines. Admission is a $10 donation, or you can bring much need supplies like: extreme weather sleeping bags, blankets, hand/feet warmers, or a Lowe’s gift card. All proceeds go directly to Standing Rock. Area musicians; Teri Quinn, John Keck, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Cody Wyoming, Expo `70, Calvin Arsenia, Ayllu, and SALAR will be performing live, 6:00 to 10:00 PM, at Mills Record Company.

This not just a native issue, but a human issue. All of us need clean water, and we don’t need to desecrate sacred burial sites to build pipelines. Admission is a $10 donation, or you can bring much need supplies like: extreme weather sleeping bags, blankets, hand/feet warmers, or a Lowe’s gift card.

Salar Rajabnik & Judy Mills, thank you both for being with us on WMM

SALAR at the Stand Up for Standing Rock #waterislife Benefit at Mills Record Company, Saturday, November 19, 2016

SALAR at the Stand Up for Standing Rock #waterislife Benefit at Mills Record Company, Saturday, November 19, 2016

John Keck at the Stand Up for Standing Rock #waterislife Benefit at Mills Record Company, Saturday, November 19, 2016

John Keck at the Stand Up for Standing Rock #waterislife Benefit at Mills Record Company, Saturday, November 19, 2016

Stand Up for Standing Rock #waterislife Benefit Show, is Saturday, November 19, at Mills Record Company, with Teri Quinn, John Keck, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Cody Wyoming, Expo `70, Calvin Arsenia, Ayllu, and SALAR will be performing live, 6:00 to 10:00 PM, at Mills Record Company, 4045 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri.

10:27

15. Joan As Police Woman & Benjamin Lazar Davis – “Magic Lamp” (CD #15) (3:24)
from: Let It Be You / Reveal Records / October 21, 2016
[Joan Wasser, born July 26, 1970, is known by her stage name Joan As Police Woman. She is a singer-songwriter and producer. She began her career playing violin with the Dambuilders and played with Black Beetle, Anthony and the Johnsons, and Those Bastard Souls. Since 2004 she has released her solo material as Joan As Police Woman. She has released four regular studio albums, one EP, a number of singles and a collection of covers. Through her career, she has collaborated with other artists as a writer, performer and arrangers. For this new release she has a collaborative project with Benjamin Lazar Davis called “Let It Be You” that uses Central African Republic Pygmy people’s flute ostinatos as the basis for pop songs.]

11:30 – Underwriting

16. Conor Oberst – “A Little Uncanny”
from: Ruminations / Nonesuch / October 14, 2016
[7th solo studio album from Conor Oberst, born Feb 15, 1980. Best known for his work in Bright Eyes. He has also played in Desaparecidos, Norman Bailer later renamed (The Faint), Commander Venus, Park Ave., Mystic Valley Band, Arab Strap and Monsters of Folk. Oberst was named the Best Songwriter of 2008 by Rolling Stone magazine. The songs were recorded in the winter of 2015 at ARC Studios in Oberst’s native Omaha, Nebraska, with the songs recorded in 48 hours. In a press release, Oberst described Ruminations’ inception: “I wasn’t expecting to write a record. I honestly wasn’t expecting to do much of anything. Winter in Omaha can have a paralyzing effect on a person but in this case it worked in my favor. I was just staying up late every night playing piano and watching the snow pile up outside the window. Next thing I knew I had burned through all the firewood in the garage and had more than enough songs for a record. I recorded them quick to get them down but then it just felt right to leave them alone.” Described as an acoustic album, the songs on the album solely feature Oberst with a guitar, piano, and a harmonica. ]

17. Dylan Moses & Friends – Goin’ Home (May-Day)”
from: Live in Studio / Independent / October 11, 2016 [Dylan McGonigle on vocals & acoustic guitar, Jace Hughes on electric guitar, Andrew Wilson on keys, Skylar Cowdry on bass , and Bree Plaster on drums. Recorded at Element Recording Studios in Kansas City. Engineering and mastering by Joel Nanos. Mixing and co-production by Jace Hughes. Music and Lyrics by Dylan McGonigle.]

[Dylan Moses plays the late show at The Brick, Fri, Nov 18, with Kyle Reid, and Fritz Hutchison Band]

18. Radkey – “Teen Titans Theme”
from: Delicious Rock Noise / Another Century / November 11, 2016
[The band has a new record label that has reissued their critically acclaimed debut full length album, Dark Black Makeup from 2015, and renamed it, Delicious Rock Noise, and added two new songs, both inspired by the band’s love of comic books. Radkey is a trio originally from St. Joesph, Missouri, and now based in Kansas City, made up of brothers Darrion, Isaiah, and Solomon. Their influences include The Who and Nirvana. The band has toured Europe several times and all over North American and at multiple festivals.]

11:47

19. Toughies – “Tuesday”
from: Sweet Dream EP/ Independent / March 5, 2016
[All songs written and performed by Toughies. Mixing and mastering: Brad Girard. Trumpet on “Closer to Heaven”: Sam Stephan. 5-piece, Lawrence, band formed in 2015 by, Brad Girard, Joe Gronniger, Caroline Lohrenz and Carl Smith.]

[Toughies play Replay Lounge in Lawrence, Sat, Nov 19, with Dreamgurl, and Scruffy & The Janitors]

11:54

20. Matt Otto – “Ayler”
from: Soliloquy / Independent / March 6, 2016
[The ensemble features: Matt Otto on Tenor Saxophone and compositions; Gerald Dunn on Alto Sax; Jeff Harshbarger on Bass; Mike Warren on Drums; TJ Martley on Rhodes; Shay Estes on Vocals; Jeff Stocks on Guitar; Molly McLaughlin on Flute]

11:59:30

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

Next week, on November 23, we play our Favorite Singles of 2016 PLUS… Michelle Bacon joins us for the second hour with her Favorite Releases of 2016.

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

(Photo: Daniella Zalcman / mussmanwissen.info)

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