Thursday, April 22, 2010

Episode 15: 40 Years Ago

[via alexandra in the forest]

We don't need no holiday to tell us to get out and enjoy our wondrous Earth, but consider this week's mix a swift kick in the pants. Assorted weirdo folk music from the past century, including a handful of field recordings done by John and Alan Lomax, new music from the incomparable Sharon Van Etten, Bonnie "Prince" Billy covering John Denver, Pink Floyd's psychedelic trip into Grantchester Meadows (one of my favorite places on Earth), south of their home town of Cambridge, and a pagan dance party courtesy of Akron/Family to bring it all back home. It's the 40th anniversary of Earth Day: get back to where you once belonged. Take a gander yonder:

Michael Lewis & Group--"I Feel The Spirit Moving"
Califone--"Giving Away the Bride"
Sharon Van Etten--"Love More"
Woody Guthrie--"Pastures of Plenty"
Tim Eriksen--"Am I Born To Die?"
John Fahey--"Night Train of Valhalla"
Kurt Vile--"My Sympathy"
Bonnie "Prince" Billy--"The Eagle And The Hawk" (John Denver cover)
Pink Floyd--"Grantchester Meadows"
Woods--"End To End"
Akron/Family--"Ed Is A Portal"
Will Starks--"The Fox Hunter's Song"

Waterloo Sunset Episode 15: Weirdo Folk
Total running time: 41:48

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