Suspended In Gaffa 4
As always, here's Kate Bush's "Suspended In Gaffa," from the Greatest Album Ever Recorded (to me, anyway), The Dreaming. It's my theme song, but would take up too much room if I put it into every show.
Kate Bush - Suspended In Gaffa (from her album The Dreaming, my favorite album of all time, by anybody)
Here's the show as a whole (with no talking) in mp3 form. It wouldn't stream for me, using Winamp, but did for a friend who used Windows Media Player, so you might have to download the whole thing.
Next to each artist's name is a link to a short sample of the song, so you can get a taste of the music. It might also come in handy to identify one or more of the middle artists if you listened to the whole show, liked something but can't remember how many songs in it was.
Playlist for Suspended In Gaffa 4
01. Victoria Williams - Main Road (note/sample)
02. Danielle Dax - When I Was Young (note/sample)
03. Happy Rhodes - Ecto (note/sample)
04. Noe Venable - Garden (note/sample)
05. Velvet Belly - Wide Open Spaces (note/sample)
06. Mary Lorson and Saint Low - Oh Regret (note/sample)
07. Laurie Freelove - White Hail (note/sample)
08. Mary Margaret O'Hara - My Friends Have (note/sample)
09. The Innocence Mission - Surreal (note/sample)
10. Kat Terran - Caravan (note/sample)
11. Banderas - May This Be Your Last Sorrow (note/sample)
12. Tricky with Martina Topley-Bird - Overcome (note/sample)
13. Single Gun Theory - Fall (note/sample)
14. Judie Tzuke - For You (note/sample)
15. Wendy MaHarry - Brother (note/sample)
16. Sam Phillips - Tripping Over Gravity (note/sample)
01. Victoria Williams - Main Road
This is from Victoria's delightful debut album Happy Come Home. I bought this album (meaning, LP) when it was first released and have been a fan ever since.
I've been lucky enough to meet Victoria several times over the years, and if you looked up the word "sweet" in the dictionary, her picture might not be there, but that's just an oversight. She's one of the few Christians that this atheist would actually consider "Christ-like." She's endured hardships no one should ever have to go through, and has retained her optimism about the human race. An amazing woman.
Victoria's official web site (Accessible!)
02. Danielle Dax - When I Was Young
This is from my favorite Danielle album, Dark Adapted Eye. Except for one-off songs here and there, I'm not all that crazy about her entire catalogue. This album is great through and through though.
Danielle has an official web site, but it's "Under construction."
A site of links: http://www.vargol.demon.co.uk/Dax/dax.html
03. Happy Rhodes - Ecto
This song is from the album of the same name, Ecto, which is the source of the mailing list dedicated to Happy.
Yes, she did draw that monster. I think he's cool.
04. Noe Venable - Garden
How much do I love this album (The World Is Bound By Secret Knots)? A LOT!
Noe's web site. (Accessible)
05. Velvet Belly - Wide Open Spaces
From their album Window Tree. They were another Ecto discovery.
The official Velvet Belly site (I think it's official. In any case, it's accessible. Yay!)
06. Mary Lorson and Saint Low - Oh Regret
This is from the album Tricks For Dawn.
While I was a fan of Madder Rose, I hadn't kept up with what Mary Lorson was doing on her own. I was reminded by a posting on a forum, but I don't remember which one. This song struck me right away, and I tried to build a show around it. That didn't work, so it got stuck here. It's in great company, to be sure, but it isn't where I wanted it to be.
The official site (Accessible, bless her heart!)
07. Laurie Freelove - White Hail
This is from her first album Smells Like Truth. I bought it when it was first released and love it, every song. I first heard of her when she was with a group called Two Nice Girls.
I didn't pick this song for any particular reason. It just seemed to fit well after Oh Regret.
08. Mary Margaret O'Hara - My Friends Have
From her album, her only album, Miss America. I've been a huge fan since this first came out.
09. The Innocence Mission - Surreal
This is from their first, self-titled album, The Innocence Mission. I bought it when it was first released and love just about everything they've done.
The official web site (Accessible!)
10. Kat Terran - Caravan
From her album Lion and Blue. An ecto discovery (thanks Yngve!)
11. Banderas - May This Be Your Last Sorrow
Along with about 5 other people, I bought this album, Ripe when it was first released. It's a bit dated but I still like it.
Banderas were vocalist Caroline Buckley and violinist/keyboardist Sally Herbert, and this is the only album they ever released. Too bad.
Here's a nice little info review on an accessible New Order site.
12. Tricky with Martina Topley-Bird - Overcome
This is from Tricky's album Maxinquaye (see, I toldya I'm not militant). I know it's a popular song, but I love it and wanted to play it. Martina was a suggestion on a music forum.
Here is that same person's great Tricky fan site: Moon Palace - Tricky (Accessible!)
Tricky's horrorshow of an offical site (Is it accessible? HA! One guess...)
13. Single Gun Theory - Fall
This is from the album Flow, River Of My Soul. I haven't kept up with them but I like what I have quite a bit.
Official site (Accessible, I think)
Their Wikipedia page.
14. Judie Tzuke - For You
From Judie's album Welcome To The Cruise. We've liked Judie since about 1984. My husband is even more of a fan than I am, but I love her too.
Official Judie Tzuke site (Accessible!)
Judie's MySpace page
15. Wendy MaHarry - Brother
From Wendy's album Fountain Of Youth. I bought her first, self-titled album when it first came out in 1990. She has some new music but I haven't heard it yet.
A bit of info
Wendy's woefully inaccesssible official site. You'd think lesser-known artists would want to be able to reach as many people as possible. It kills me how many artists prefer to slam the door in the faces of so many fans. And why? For no good reason.
16. Sam Phillips - Tripping Over Gravity
From her album Cruel Inventions. I didn't know her as Leslie, but I bought her first album as Sam.
Her official site (Accessible!)