The Songcircle



In a songcircle, songs are bandied back and forth. Perhaps over a fire. Each week on The Songcircle, we try to bounce artists' songs off one another in a similar way. Sometimes in service of a common theme or genre. Sometimes paying tribute to a beloved artist with rare recordings. Sometimes responding to events that impact us all. Always, we strive to present music both new and familiar in a fresh context. You might not love every song, but stay tuned - the next one might be a new favorite!

Jeff Rosenberg is a longtime KBOO DJ and contributor to the Music section of Willamette Week.

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Episode Archive

The Songcircle on 12/20/13

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The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 12/20/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 12/13/13

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 12/13/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 12/06/13

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 12/06/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 11/29/13

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 11/29/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Beatles, The Doctor, and JFK

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Observing the 50th Anniversaries of JFK's death, With the Beatles, and Doctor Who

Casey Neill: Back to the BOO

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Portland songwriter favorite Casey Neill returns to the Songcircle.
In advance of tonight's release party for the long-awaited new album, All You Pretty Vandals, Casey plays some of its tunes in solo-acoustic form, plus an old classic.

Wesley Stace Returns to The Songcircle

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
The former John Wesley Harding makes his second Songcircle visit.
Today on The Songcircle, we welcome new artist Wesley Stace - who's really the "old" artist John Wesley Harding, newly de-pseudonymed. He'll share thoughts about, and songs from, his new album of strikingly personal songs, wryly titled Self-Titled. We'll also discuss his forthcoming rock-'n'-roll novel, Wonderkid. This is Wes' second visit to The Songcircle, and we're looking forward to another fascinating chat! (Listen to his previous visit HERE: http://www.kboo.fm/node/27206)

Day of the Dead Special (No, not THAT Dead!): R.I.P. Lou Reed.

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
A tribute to Lou Reed and other recently deceased musical greats.
We'll remember the recently deceased master, Lou Reed, with favorite songs and some rare recordings. Plus, remembrances of other musical greats who've crossed over in the past year.

The Songcircle, featuring guest DJ Peter Buck!

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 10/25/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
REM guitarist Peter Buck & Mississippi Records' Eric Isaacson crate-dig for KBOO!
One of the biggest music fans to ever become a big music star is REM's genre-defining guitarist, and part-time Portlander, Peter Buck. In support of our Fall Membership Drive, Peter and Mississippi Records' Eric Isaacson pull up a seat in the Songcircle to spin some of their old - and maybe your new? - favorite records.

SongCircle on 10/11/13

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Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 10/11/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

Audio

Songcircle 3/4/11 Interview with John Wesley Harding/Wesley Stace

program: 
The Songcircle
program date: 
Thu, 03/10/2011

 Singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding, a.k.a. author Wesley Stace, stopped by to discuss his new novel, Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer, about an early-20th-century opera composer whose career is cut short by a scandalous murder-suicide. Wes performed the folk ballad "Little Musgrave," which figures prominently in the novel's plot. He also shared two new tunes from his forthcoming, made-in-Portland album.

Following the approx. 50 minute interview is a brief snippet of British folk legend Nic Jones' "The Flandyke Shore"; Wes paid tribute to Jones on the great 1999 album, Trad Arr Jones, on which he first performed "Little Musgrave".

Playlists

The Songcircle playlist for 11/29/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
11/29/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Throwing MusesOpiatesPurgatory Paradise
Robert PollardStrange and Pretty DayHoney Locust Honkey Tonk
Howie GelbRunning BehindThe CoincidentalistNew West
QuasiRIPMole CityKill Rock Stars
Marisa AndersonHesitation Theme and Variation BluesMercuryMississippi
Laurie AndersonO SupermanBig ScienceWarner Brothers
Cat Powersilent machineSunMatador
Cheyenne MizeAmong the Gray
Chrissy Zebby TemboMy AncestorsMy AncestorsMississippi
Reigning SoundEverything I Do Is WrongAbdication ... For Your Love
The SaintsStory of LoveKnow Your Product
The Only OnesAnother Girl Another PlanetThe Only OnesColumbia
Bill CallahanSpringDream River
Elliott SmithNew DisasterNew MoonKill Rock Stars
FreakwaterMy Old Drunk Friend7"Thrill Jocket
LuceroTexas and TennesseeTexas and Tennessee
Elvis Costello and the RootsWalk Us UptownWise Up GhostBlue Note
Meg HentgesThis Kind Of LoveBrompton's CocktailRobbins Entertainment
Allela DianeThe Way We FallAbout Farewell
Josaphine FosterMy Wanderin HeartI'm a DreamerFire
The Avette BrothersI and Love and YouI and Love and You
Devil Makes ThreeGood Bye Old FriendI'm A Stranger HereNew West
Valerie JuneWorking Womens BluesPushin' Against a StoneSunday Best

The Songcircle playlist for 11/22/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
11/22/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Lou ReedThe Day John Kennedy Died (w/interview snippet)The Blue Mask
The ByrdsHe Was a Friend of MineMonterey International Pop Festival
James & Fanny BrewerI Want to Know WhyCan't Keep from Crying: Topical Blues on the Death of President Kennedy
The Human LeagueSecondsDare
Was (Not Was)11 MPH (Abe Zapp Ruder Version)What Up, Dog?
The Postal ServiceSleeping InGive Up
Phil OchsCrucifixion (live)Farewells & Fantasies
Thin LizzyDoctor Who ThemeBerlin 1973
Jon PertweeWho Is the Doctor?single
The Timelords (a.k.a. The JAMS; The KLF)Doctorin' the TARDISThe History of the JAMS
Richard ThompsonIt Won't Be Longlive
Elvis Costello & The ImpostersAll I've Got to Do5/2/2007 West Hollywood
The BeatlesAll My Loving (w/Ed Sullivan intro)The Ed Sullivan Show, 2/9/1964
George HarrisonDon't Bother Me (writing demo)Rare recording
The BeatlesDon't Bother me (Remake, Take 10)With the Beatles Album Sessions
The BeatlesTill There Was YouLive at the Star Club, Hamburg 1962
The MarvelettesPlease Mr. PostmanForever More Vol. 1
The BeatlesRoll Over BeethovenVancouver 1964
The TreasuresHold Me TightPhil Spector: Back to Mono
The BeatlesYou've Really Got a Hold on MeStockholm 1964
The Rolling StonesI Wanna Be Your ManGrrrr!
The DonaysDevil in His Heartsingle
Robert PalmerNot a Second TimeClues
Barrett StrongMoney (That's What I Want)single

Video "Bonus Tracks":

JFK:

Dion: Abraham, Martin & John, Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Dion plays acoustic guitar and sings, typically, beautifully.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGKnrBP8ARY

Hoyt Axton: "Gypsy Moth", Austin City Limits 1978. Beautiful, haunting ballad not about, but evoking, JFK, with great story about Hoyt appearing on The Tonight Show as intro.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OaJrHb7S0o

John Hagman: "Dallas, Texas". Karaoke conspiracy-mongering, to the tune of "Copacabana"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx3Q_Lf5LAE&feature=youtu.be

DOCTOR WHO:

Doc Brown vs Doctor Who. Epic Rap Battles of History. HIlarious face-off between two nutty time-travelers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDj7gvc_dsA

BEATLES:

The Beatles: "Money" I wanted to end the show with this, but ran out of time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_awAH-JJx1k

The Songcircle playlist for 11/15/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
11/15/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Jules ShearThe Great Puzzlesame
Graham ParkerBack in TimeThe Mona Lisa's Sister
The Swimming Pool Q'sPurple RiversThe Swimming Pool Q's
Neko Case and Her BoyfriendsSet Out RunningFurnace Room Lullaby
Traveling WilburysCongratulationsVolume One
Nick Cave and The Bad SeedsLime Tree ArbourLive at the Royal Albert Hall
Casey Neill and The Norway RatsAll You Pretty Vandalssame
TranslatorStanding in LineEvening of the Harvest
Casey NeillHollow Boneslive on air
Casey Neill and The Norway RatsIn with a ShoutAll You Pretty Vandals
Joe Strummer & The MescalarosGet Down MosesStreetcore
Casey NeillShe Came Alivelive on air
R.E.M.The Great Beyondsingle
Casey NeillThe Dark Dividelive on air
XSee How We Aresame
Casey NeillThe Sad Bones of Her Handslive on air
Todd SniderTillamook County JailEast Nashvile Skyline

The Songcircle playlist for 11/01/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
11/01/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Lou ReedThe Day John Kennedy Died (Live)Animal Serenade
"Remarks on JFKLou Reed Minus One (The Blue Mask promo interview disc)
"Into the DivinePerfect Night: Live in London
"Merry Go RoundAll Tomorrow's Dance Parties (compilation of pre-Velvets work)
"Elvis MedleyGuggenheim Museum, NYC, 07.10.1993
 (collectors' recording)
"Dirty Blvd."
Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, & John ZornPart 1 [Improvisation Excerpt]The Stone, Issue 3
Lou ReedLegendary Heartssame
"SmilesGrowing Up in Public
"Sally Can't Dance (Single Version)Sally Can't Dance (Japanese Deluxe Ed.)
"Coney Island Baby (Alternate Version)Coney Island Baby (Japanese Deluxe Ed.)
"Halloween ParadeNew York
"Fly into the SunNew Sensations
"No ChanceMagic and Loss
Lou Reed and John CaleHello It's MeSongs for Drella
Lou Reed w/Various ArtistsPerfect DayBBC Promo Version (from YouTube)
Lou ReedTarbelly and FeatherfootSweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams
"Heroin (Live)Rock 'n' Roll Animal

SongCircle playlist for 09/06/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
09/06/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Swamp DoggSam StoneCuffed, Collared and Tagged
Willie NelsonJimmy's RoadWho'll Buy My Memories? The I.R.S. Tapes, Vol. 1
Rolling StonesHighwireFlashpoint
New Model ArmyHere Comes the WarGreat Expectations: The Singles Collection
Midnight OilU.S. ForcesThe Real Thing
U2SecondsWar
The DoorsThe Unknown SoldierWaiting for the Sun
Sparks(Baby, Baby) Can I Invade Your CountryHello Young Lovers
Les McCann & Eddie HarrisCompared to WhatBlack Power: Music of a Revolution
The ClashThe Call-UpSandanista!
They Might Be GiantsOne More ParadeRubiyat
P.F. SloanEve of DestructionSailover
Curtis Mayfield(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to GoCurtis
John TrudellBombs over BaghdadAKA Grafitti Man
Randy NewmanPolitical ScienceSail Away
Tom LehrerI'm Spending Hanukkah in Santa MonicaNow That Sounds Kosher!
Leonard CohenVillanelle for Our TimesDear Heather
Jason IsbellCover Me UpSoutheastern

SongCircle playlist for 08/30/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
08/30/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Neko Case
The Beau BrummelsTurn AroundBradley's Barn
LoveAugustFour Sail
The DoorsSummer's Almost GoneWaiting for the Sun
Graham ParkerBack in TimeThe Mona Lisa's Sister
John TrudellBombs over BaghdadAKA Graffiti Man
Phil OchsCops of the WorldPhil Ochs in Concert
PalefaceWorld Full of Copss/t
Swamp DoggThe World BeyondTotal Destruction to Your Mind
Curtis MayfieldMove On UpCurtis
Wendy JamesPuppet GirlNow's the Time for Your Tears
The BanglesTear Off Your Own Head (It's a Doll Revolution)Doll Revolution
Paul McCartneyNewsame
Bob DylanOnly a HoboThe Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait
"Went to See the Gypsy (Alt.)"
"Highway 61 Revisited (Live at the Isle of Wight)" [Deluxe Edition]
"I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine (Live at the Isle of Wight)" "
George HarrisonBehind That Locked DoorAll Things Must Pass
Sly & The Family StoneStand! (Live at the Isle of Wight)Higher!

SongCircle playlist for 08/23/2013

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Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
08/23/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
XTCScarecrow People (acoustic)The Acoustic XTC (bootleg)
Willie NileOccupyAmerican Ride
Laura VeirsAmericaWarp and Weft
K'naanThe SeedCountry, God, Or The Girl
The Avett BrothersAnother is WaitingMagpie and the Dandelion (forthcoming)
John FogertyMystic HighwayWrote a Song for Everyone
Glen CampbellRhinestone CowboySee You There
Justin CurrieEvery Song's the SameLower Reaches
Mavis StaplesCan You Get to That?One True Vine
Ray Wylie HubbardA. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no C)same
Graham ParkerThe Kid with the Butterfly NetStruck by Lightning
Small FacesSong of the BakerOgden's Nut-Gone Flake
The PretendersThumbelinaLearning to Crawl
Elliott SmithCare of Cell 44Live in DC 1998 (bootleg)
The ZombiesI Love YouOdessey & Oracle Revisited: The 40th Anniversary Concert
Mike Batt & Friends feat. Colin BlunstoneLosing Your Way in the RainTarot Suite
The ZombiesSummertimeBegin Here
The ZombiesHung Up on a DreamOdessey & Oracle Revisited: The 40th Anniversary Concert
Neil MacArthur (a.k.a. Colin Blunstone)Ma Non E Giusto (She's Not There: Italian Version)Into the Afterlife (Zombies compilation)
Colin BlunstoneThis is Your Captain CallingJourney
Ruthie FosterThis TimeLet it Burn

SongCircle playlist for 08/09/2013

Categories:
Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
08/09/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Handsome FamilyPassenger PigeonsTwilight
LuceroBetter Than ThisLucero
Reigning SoundLove Won't Leave You A SongLove and CursesIn The Red
Guided by VoicesTrashcan Full of NailsEnglish Little LeaguePlanetary
Glass ElevatorLive at KBOOApril 15, 2013
xWhen It RainsSee How We Are
Neko Casefox confessor brings the floodFox Confessor Brings THe FloodAnti
Tegan And SaraYou Went Away
DecemberistsThe Crane WifeThe Crane Wife
WilcoI'm The Man Who Loves youYankee Hotel Foxtrot
Townes Van ZandtTwo GirlsAbsolutely NothingNormal
M. WardEnd of AmnesiaEnd of Amnesia
Laura Gibson and Ethan RoseLeaving, BelievingBridge Carols
Jonathan Richman and the Modern LoversMy Love is a Flower Beginni g
Sharon JonesMama Don't Like My Man
the BrigandsWould I still be her big man

SongCircle playlist for 08/02/2013

Categories:
Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
08/02/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
The WaterboysSeptember 1913An Appointment with Mr. Yeats
Van MorrisonCrazy Jane on GodThe Philosopher's Stone
Elvis CostelloA Drunken Man's Praise of SobrietySulky Girl [single]
Joni MitchellSlouching Toward BethlehemTravelogue
Ruthie FosterPhenomenal WomanThe Phenomenal Ruthie Foster
Boeing Duveen and the Beautiful SoupJabberwockThe Magic Rocking Horse: Rubble Vol. 14
Glass PrismThe RavenPoe through the Glass Prism
David AxelrodLondonSongs of Experience
Greg BrownThe TygerSongs of Innocence and Experience
Martha Redbone Roots ProjectThe Garden of LoveThe Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake
Greg BrownIntroductionSongs of Innocence and Experience
Martha Redbone Roots ProjectA DreamThe Garden of Love
Greg BrownInfant JoySongs of Innocence and of Experience
"Infant Sorrow"
Martha Redbone Roots ProjectA Poison TreeThe Garden of Love
The FugsHow Sweet I RoamedGolden Filth
Allen GinsbergLaughing SongHoly Soul Jelly Roll
"The Sick Rose"
Patti SmithSpell (Footnote to Howl) [live]Land (1975-2002)
BjorkSonnets, Unrealities XIMedulla
Rufus WainwrightSonnet 20All Fires the Fire: Songs for Lulu
Rufus WainwrightSonnet 29When Love Speaks

SongCircle playlist for 07/26/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
07/26/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
George Harrison ~ I Dig Love ~ All Things Must Pass [Disc 2] ~ 2001Here Comes the SunLive in Japan
Ellis Paul & Vance GilbertThis MOrning I was Born AgainSide of the Road
Wailing JennysDevil's PaintbrushFirecracker
Tracy ChapmanSave Us AllOur Bright Future
Pete TownshendLet My Love Open the DoorBridge School Benefit Live
Bruce CockburnCreation DreamDancing in the Dragon's Jaw
Joni MitchellDon Juan's Don Juan's Reckless DaughterDon Juan's Reckless Daughter
Toshi ReagonJusticeJustice
Pierce PettisLegacyWhile the Serpent Lies Sleeping
Robert Earl KeenMarianoLive
James McMurtryCan't Make It HereJames McMurtry
RodriguezInner City BluesCold Fact
Eddie Vedder/Mike McReadyMastersof WarDylan 30th Anniversary Concerrt
John TrudellRich Man's WarAKA Graffiti Man
Zen Tricksters/Mickey HartIko IkoFor Rex Benefit
Franti & SpearheadEast to WestYell Fire!
Annie LennoxWomankindSongs of Mass Destruction
Rory MacLeodHarmonika Dream

Robyn Shanti    guest DJ

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