In which a public radio programmer notes her musical and other inspirations

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Stereogum's top 50 albums of the year

…featuring The Playlist faves tUnE-yArDs, James Blake, Kurt Vile, Fleet Foxes, PJ Harvey, Bon Iver & Girls. Hear bits from each one of the 50 at the link.

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Tom Waits - Face to the Highway - Bad as Me - Anti-
Blind Willies - title track - Needle, Feather, and a Rope - Diggory
The Decemberists - Foregone - Long Live the King - Capitol
Rebecca Pigeon - title track - Slingshot - Toy Canteen
Matthew Sweet - When Love Lets Go I’m Falling - Modern Art - Missing Piece

Girls - Forgiveness - Father, Son, Holy Ghost - True Panther Sounds
Fountains of Wayne - Cold Comfort Flowers - Sky Full of Holes - Yep Roc
John Gold - Thursday - A Flower in Your Head - Vagrant
The Mekons - Calling All Demons - Ancient & Modern - Bloodshot
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - All Over Gently - Mirror Traffic - Matador

The Barr Brothers - Held My Head - The Barr Brothers - Secret City
Lake Street Dive - I Don’t Really See You Anymore - self-titled - self-produced
Nick Lowe - I Read A Lot - That Old Magic - Yep Roc
Feist - The Circle Married the Line - Metals - Cherrytree/Interscope
Lower Dens - Truss Me - Twin Hand Movement - Gnomonsong/Revolver

My Brightest Diamond - Escape Routes - All Things Will Unwind - Asthmatic Kitty 
PJ Harvey - The Words That Maketh Murder - Let England Shake - Vagrant 
St Vincent - Surgeon - Strange Mercy - 4AD
The Kooks - Taking Pictures of You - Junk of the Heart - Capitol
Wilco - Dawned on Me - The Whole Love - Anti-

Thurston Moore - Circulation - Demolished THoughts - Matador
Sigur Ros - Hoppipolla - Inni - XL
Mogwai - How to Be a Werewolf - Hardcore WIll Never Die, But You Will - Sub Pop
Bon Iver - Lisbon, OH - Bon Iver - Jagjaguwar
The Black Rabbits - So Long, Sophia - Hypno Switch - Rock Ridge/Silver Locket

Sherrie Williams - I Need More Money - Out of the Dark - Electro-Fi
Imelda May - Proud and Humble - Mayhem - Decca
Leftover Cuties - Everyth8ing I Got - Places to Go - self-produced
Will Galison - Just Because You Gotta Itch - Line Open - Waking Up Music


Thanks for Listening,
Bonnie Jean

A new yummy wine - so says Christina Waters

I love those guys.

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Dear goodness me, is it almost the end of the year already? Here’s what you will hear on the show this week - broadcasts at midnight!

St.Vincent - title track - Strange Mercy - 4AD
Mogwai - White Noise - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will - Sub Pop
Thurston Moore - In Silver Rain with a Paper Key - Demolished Thoughts - Matador
Dave Stewart - One Way Ticket tot he Moon - The Blackbird Diaries - Surfdog
Chadwick Stokes - Spider and Gioma - Simmerkane II - Ruff Shod

Tom Waits - Talking at the Same Time - Bad as Me - Anti-
PJ Harvey - The Last Living Rose - Let England Shake - Vagrant
Matthew Sweet - Ladyfingers - Modern Art - Missing Piece
Blind WIllies - Good and Faithful Servant - Needle, Feather, and a Rope - DIggory
Alina Simone - My Love is a Mountain - Make Your Own Danger - self-produced

The Barr Brothers - The Deacon’s Son - THe Barr Brothers - Secret City
The Jigsaw Seen - Woman Loves the Season - Winterland - Vibro-phone
Girls - Vomit - Father, Son, Holy Ghost - True Panther Sounds
City and Colour - Hope for Now - Little Hell - Vagrant
Ryan Adams - Kindness - Ashes and Fire - Capitol

Los Campesinos! - By Your Hand - Hello Sadness - Arts and Crafts
The Kooks - How’d You Like That - Junk of the Heart - Capitol/Astralwerks
The Black Rabbits - All Alone Again - Hypno Switch - Rock Ridge/Silver Locket
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Brain Gallop - Mirror Traffic - Matador
The Mekons - Geeshie - Ancient & Modern - BLoodshot

The Leftover Cuties - Sometimes - Places to Go - self-produced
Will Galison - Bobby and Sally - Line Open - Waking Up Music
Piers Faccini - And Still the Calling - My Wilderness - Six Degrees
Marta Topferova - Night Sky - The Other Shore - World Village/Harmonia Mundi
Mia Doi Todd - Paraty - Cosmic Ocean Ship - City Zen

My Brightest Diamond - Ding Dang - All Things Will Unwind - Asthmatic Kitty
Three Metre Day - Important Stories - Coasting Notes - self-produced

Thanks for listening,
Bonnie Jean 

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Happy thanksgiving! On tonight’s show:

Sigur Ros - e-bow - Inni - XL
Broken Bells - The High Road - self-titled - Columbia/Sony
Mogwai - Letters to the Metro - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will - Sub Pop
Peter Gabriel - The Rhythm of the Heat - New Blood - Realworld
My Brightest Diamond - Reaching Through to the Other Side - All Things Will Unwind - Asthmatic Kitty

Mia Doi Todd - Canto de Lemenja - Cosmic Ocean Ship - City Zen Records
Piers Faccini - Say But Don’t Say - My Wilderness - Six Degrees
Thurston Moore - Blood Never Lies - Demolished Thoughts - Matador
The Decemberists - E.Watson - Long Live the King - Capitol
Alina Simone - Gunshots - Make Your Own Danger - self-produced

The Barr Brothers - Lord, I Just Can’t Keep From Crying - self-titled - Secret City
JJ Grey & Mofro - Air - Brighter Days - Alligator Records
The Soul of John Black - title track - Good Thang - Yellow Dog Records
Lake Street Dive - Henriette - self-titled - Signature Sounds
Blind Willies - Don’t Let the Devil Steal Your Joy - Needle, Feather, and a Rope - Diggory Records

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Senator - Mirror Traffic - Matador
The Black Rabbits - Twist - Hypno Switch - Rock Ridge Music
Girls - Honey Bunny - Father, Son, Holy Ghost - True Panther Sounds
The Kooks - Rosie - Junk of the Heart - Capitol
Dum Dum Girls - Bedroom Eyes - Only in Dreams - Sub Pop

John Gold - Honeymade - A Flower in Your Head - Vagrant
City and Colour - Fragile Bird - Little Hell - Vagrant
Wilco - Born Alone - The Whole Love - Anti-
Rebecca Pigeon - I Loved No-One - Slingshot - Toy Canteen
Leftover Cuties - I Would - Places to Go - self-produced

Feist - Undiscovered First - Metals - Cerrytree/Interscope 
and a wee bit of:
Booker T Jones - The Hive - The Road From Memphis - Anti-

The fun starts at midnight!

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Piers Faccini - That Cry - My Wilderness - Six Degrees
Three Metre Day - Absecon Bay - Coasting Notes - self-produced
Lower Dens - I Get Nervous - Twin-Hand Movement - Gnomonsong/Revolver
City and Colour - Sorrowing Man - Little Hell - Vagrant
Fountains of Wayne - Action Hero - Sky Full of Holes - Yep Roc

My Brightest Diamond - We Added it Up - All Things Will Unwind - Asthmatic Kitty
The Decemberists - Burying Davy - Long Live the King - Capitol
Feist - Anti-Pioneer - Metals - Cherrytree/Interscope
John Gold - We Get High - A Flower in Your Head - Vagrant
Alina Simone - You Fade Away - Make Your Own Danger - self-produced

Cold Play - Charlie Brown - Mylo Xyloto - Capitol
Bon Iver - Calgary - Bon Iver - Jagjaguwar
Mia Doi Todd - All My City - Cosmic Ocean Ship - City Zen Records
Amos Lee - Arms of a Woman - Live from SoHo iTunes Session - Blue Note
Thurston Moore - Illumine - Demolished Thoughts - Matador

The Barr Brothers - The Devil’s Harp - The Barr Brothers 2011 - Secret City Records
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Share the Red - Mirror Traffic - Matador
Girls - Janie Marie - Father, Son, Holy Ghost - True Panther Sounds
Booker T Jones - Walking Papers - The Road from Memphis - Anti-
Betty Wright & the Roots - Old Songs - Betty Wright: The Movie - Ms B Records/S-Curve Records

Lake Street Dive -  Funny Not to Care - self-titled - Self-produced
Leftover Cuties - Not One - Places to Go -  self-produced
Nina Ferraro - Take the Long Way Down - The Promise EP - self-produced
Rebecca Pigeon - Is Anyone? - Slingshot - Toy Canteen
Colin Hay - Send Somebody - Gathering Mercury - Lazy Eye/Compass

Mogwai - Death Rays - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will - Sub Pop

Thanks for listening, (listenable from KUSP’s music player starting tomorrow morning)
Bonnie Jean

Breakfast at Sulimay's

Just got tipped off to this charming series of music reviews. They captured my fancy with their take on a song from this year’s The Cave Singers album, No Witch

Who wore it better?

Who wore it better?

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…Indeed she does. So of course here is her first album for kiddles, streaming until it’s released at NPR.

who's yer  mama?

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The Playlist for 11-3-2011

Three Metre Day - I’m Like an Oak - Coasting Notes - #MD
Bon Iver - Perth - Bon Iver - Jagjaguwar
Mia Doi Todd - Summer Lover - Cosmic Ocean Ship - City Zen Records
Piers Faccini - The Beggar and the Thief - My Wilderness - Six Degrees
Addis Accoustic Project - Etitu Beredegen - Tewesta - Harmonia Mundi/World Village

Blind Willies - Reprobate Mind - Needle Feather and a Rope - Diggory
PJ Harvey - title track - Let England Shake - Vagrant Records
The Kooks - title track (Happy) - Junk of the Heart - Capitol/Astralwerks
John Gold - Vampire’s Kiss - A Flower in Your Head - Vagrant
The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love - iTunes Session

Girls - Just a Song - Father, Son, Holy Ghost - True Panther Sounds
Feist - Caught a Long Wind - Metals - Cherrytree/Interscope
Alina Simone - Sun Kissed Slashes - Make Your Own Danger - self-produced
City and Colour - Northern Wind - Little Hell - Vagrant
Sondre Lerche - Living Dangerously - self-titled - Mona/Yep Roc

Peter Gabriel - Mercy Street - New Blood - Realworld/EMI
Chadwick Stokes - I Love Your Army - Simmerkane II - Ruff Shod
Booker T. Jones - Progress (feat. Yin Yames) - The Road From Memphis - Anti-
Leftover Cuties - Sunnyside - Places to Go - self-produced
Fletcher’s Castorians - Next Stop, Willoughby - Can You Stand the Excitement? - Sweet Debauchery Records

Lake Street Dive - Neighbor Song - self-titled - Signature Sounds
Imelda May - Kentish Town Waltz - Mayhem - Decca
Nina Ferraro - The Promise - The Promise EP - self-produced
Ella Washington - He Called Me Baby - self-titled - P&C/Sony
Jimmy Lewis - How Long is a Heartache Supposed to Last - Still Wanna Be Black - Kent Soul]

Black Velvet - Is It Me You Really Love - Dave Godin’s Soul Treasures Vol 4 - Kent Soul
Gladys Knight & the Pips - Giving Up - Dave Godin’s Deep Soul Treasures Vol 4 - Kent Soul

Thanks for Listening,
Bonnie Jean

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Featuring Jack Black and Gary Cole. This is relevant because politics! (I just saw the Ides of March.) It’s a bit crude though - WATCH OUT, FAMILIES!

hyucking it up

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Tom Waits is a badass

Yaaay!

Sure. A She and Him Christmas Album.

lookin cute, you two. Lookin real cute.
I don’t know you guys. I am concerned that a She and Him Christmas album may be way, way too cutsie. I loved Zooey Deschanel crooning in the Elf shower scene as much as the next lady.  I mean, she can sing, and she can hold her own when it matters most. But didn’t you think She & Him Vol 2 was on the cutsie side? And now this show New Girl, where they’ve fluffed and curled her hair to an insane degree, probably so her eyes don’t look so freakishly large? I guess, huh. Maybe I have a problem with cutsie. Come to think of it, cutsie groups are a Christmas album natural choice. I take it back. Carry on, A Very She & Him Christmas!

I see what they did there.
laughingsquid:

Christmast is Coming!

I see what they did there.

laughingsquid:

Christmast is Coming!

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