Sunday, May 18, 2008

What I'm listening to.

I hope I get old before I die.

Most recent additions to the listening list:

Eight Miles High by Husker Du

Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin

Pearl Snaps by Jason Bolland and the Stragglers

Radio Ethiopia by The Patti Smith Group

Diode City by Supersnazz

A Million Ukuleles by MJ Hibbett and the Validators

Closer To God by The Television Personalities

Go! With The Times by The Times

Where Do We Go? by The Satelliters

Burning Farm by Shonen Knife

Poems for New Orleans by Ed Sanders

No, I don't know how to post mp3 files. I'll bet Mike Whybark does.


Gazetteer said...


No 'Tom Cruise Is Tom Cruise Crazy'?


Jon said...

These are all CD's or downloads. I agree that Tom Cruise Crazy is well worth listening to. I would recommend the Lou Reed of the Ukulele, Carmaig De Forest, ( You can watch him performing 'Henry and Jason' at:

I'm trying not to turn this thing into a ukulele blog, but there's just not that much else of interest going on. World issues are better spoken to elsewhere, my daily routine is so soothing as to be unremarkable. That leaves what I'm reading and what I'm playing/ listening to.

I guess I'll just have to go looking for some kind of trouble.

Hagar's Daughter said...

I'm going to try to listen to some of these songs. Is Poems For New Orleans also a ukulele song? I'm a native New Orleanian.

Jon said...

Very few of the songs are ukulele songs. Poems for New Orleans is a collaboration between the poet, Ed Sanders and a composer named Mark Bingham.

Sanders is an old beatnik who writes investigative and historic poetry. He's a big literary hero of mine.

Poems for New Orleans is a cycle of poems and songs that tell the story of New Orleans from the point of view of a New Orleans family, the descendants of free Haitian creoles. I think you might like it a lot. I can't remember the code for posting a clickable link, but here's the URL for info on the CD:

Jon said...

Oops, last bit of that URL seems to be cut off. Let me try again.

the last letters of the URL are aspx

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