On the Hot Seat Monday, I focused on song lyrics that I’ve been loving lately. You can hear the show again tonight (Sunday) at 10pm on mvyradio.
Here’s what I played:
Dr. Dog “Long Way Down”
Feist “My Moon My Man”
Bob Dylan “Most Likely You’ll Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine”
Dawes “Most People”
Paul Simon “I Am A Rock” [acoustic]
Vampire Weekend “Horchata”
St. Vincent “Digital Witness”
Tedeschi Trucks Band “Made Up Mind”
Ben Folds Five “Do It Anyway”
Paul Simon “Train in the Distance” [demo version]
Laura Marling “Where Can I Go”
The Belle Brigade “Losers”
Alabama Shakes “Hang Loose”
Rilo Kiley “More Adventurous”
“Simple Twist of Fate” [Bob Dylan]
Wow. Just wow. This cover gives me goosebumps before she even starts singing. Sarah Jarosz is a very young phenom in the bluegrass world. At age 18 she released her debut album and was nominated for a Grammy award. This year she released her third album, Build Me Up From Bones, as she graduated from the New England Conservatory of music in Boston. At 22 years old, with her flawless voice and mastery of multiple instruments, I think it’s an understatement to say her career looks promising!
Build Me Up From Bones is where you’ll find this incredibly beautiful Bob Dylan cover and tonight you can hear the album from start to finish on mvyradio’s Album Of the Week (9PM).
Stories Don’t End
When you’re REALLY sick (the stomach bug kind), there’s not a lot of joy in the process of getting better. There’s a lot of sleep, a lot of fluids, a lot of pleading with your digestive system…but there’s not a lot of music. At least there wasn’t for me these past 4 days. Getting “must call out of work” sick made me stop and realize how much I appreciate my job as a DJ – where I get to pass along a minimum of 4 hours of music a night, simultaneously taking all that in myself. While I battled the sickness, I was also thankful for a note in my inbox that included a link to this new album preview – it sure sounds like Dawes will treat us to some more kickass tunes in April!
Thanks to PJ for employing me, and for sending me this Dawes video while I was at home sick!
“Bigger Than Love” [feat. Aimee Mann]
Wow. For those who didn’t hear, the radio station I work for has succeeded in raising $600,000 to continue as a non-profit, commercial-free, web-based operation. mvyradio lives on! I will say, the past two months of fundraising has taken a lot out of me and distracted me quite a bit from this blog (and other things, like laundry ;) BUT, I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. It’s been absolutely incredible to hear from over 3,700 listeners who think the world of this little radio station. THANK YOU to everyone who’s showed their support!
So, I’m going to try to check in here much more often…as always, there has been no shortage of great music! This track from Ben Gibbard’s solo album Former Lives has really grabbed me recently:
“It’s bigger than love
brighter than all the stars combined
dwarfing the sun
burning within my heart and mind”
The time is now…
After almost two months of campaigning, mvyradio is nearing the $600,000 mark — as I write, we are at $526,185 in pledges!
Once we reach that 600K goal, we will take a leap of faith into a new chapter of our nearly 30 year history. We will no longer broadcast on 92.7FM, but we will continue to stream online as we have since 1998. We will be commercial free, completely non-profit and listener supported. The money raised will cover our first year of expenses and we will work hard to secure a future online as well as a new spot somewhere on the FM dial.
We’ve received pledges from 48 of the 50 U.S. states and from 14 countries around the world. It’s clear that this radio station is something special…something worth preserving. Help to get us to our goal. PLEDGES ARE BEING MATCHED RIGHT NOW.
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If you haven’t heard, the radio station I work for is at a crossroads. Our FM signal was sold in November, but we have the opportunity to continue as a web based non-profit…IF we can raise the money for our first year of expenses. Since the news of the sale, we’ve been fundraising to try to get to our $600,000 goal. As I type, we are at over $363,000 in pledges. I’m hoping you can make a pledge today.
What makes TODAY special? – a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous will MATCH EVERY DONATION MADE. So please READ OUR STORY and MAKE A PLEDGE to help save an independent radio station with deep roots in a very special place – Martha’s Vineyard. If you’ve visited, spent a week, spent a summer, or live here year-round, you know how special this island is…and for mvyradio to go silent would be a blow to this community and a loss to online listeners around the globe. I can’t count the number of people who have told us that we bring them back to MV when they can’t be here. A recent tweet from a listener read, “Turned on WMVY and white wine and sand started pouring out of the speakers”.
On the flip side, some folks who listen have never set foot on the Vineyard, but they say we provide what their local stations don’t – independently chosen music, both old and new, with refreshing perspective and REAL, personable DJs.
If you’ve never listened to mvyradio, you can check it out easily on iTunes — just choose “Radio” on the left sidebar and then choose “Eclectic” and scroll down to M for mvyradio. If you don’t use iTunes, you can CLICK HERE to listen.
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Well, Newport Folk is upon us – I’ll be heading down to Fort Adams tomorrow for WILCO! If you can’t make it, tune in to mvyradio for coverage of the festival…starting with a LIVE broadcast of the WILCO show tomorrow night! And now, another artist I don’t know much about who I’m looking forward to seeing…
I’ve heard nothing but good things about this young blues guitar player from Texas and I’m excited to see him live at Newport. His set is sure to be one of the more rockin’ ones.
Gary Clark Jr.
Newport Folk Festival