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TTRH3.14 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 14 ‘Cats’


Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 14

Letting the Cat out of the bag

Original Airdate January 28, 2009

(Streaming Country Pie Vers.)

Mp3 @ 256 kbps/ 136 MB/ RS + ES

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Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for Pussy
Dreams, Feline Themes and Kitty Schemes

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

-Abraham Lincoln

A cat’s rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks, eyes blazing and sputtering.

-William S. Burroughs




I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.

-Jules Verne

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.

– Garrison Keillor



TIGER, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And water’d heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

– William Blake (1757–1827)



This one’s for all the cat people out there.




So keep dial turned right here … I know it’s not actually a dial – I just like saying that.



Actually we won’t be doing much talking about the caboodle







I hear the click-clack of your feet on the stairs
I know you’re no scare-eyed honey.
There’ll be a feast if you just come upstairs
But its no hanging matter
Its no capital crime

I can see that you’re fifteen years old
No I don’t want your ID
You look so restless and you’re so far from home
But it’s no hanging matter
It’s no capital crime

Oh yeah, you’re a strange stray cat
Oh yeah, dontcha scratch like that
Oh yeah, you’re a strange stray cat
Bet your mama don’t know you scream like that
I bet your mother
don’t know you can spit like that.

You look so weird and you’re so far from home
But you don’t really miss your mother
don’t look so scared I’m no mad-brained bear
But its no hanging matter
Its no capital crime
Oh, yeah
Woo!

I bet your mama don’t know that you scratch like that
I bet she don’t know you can bite like that.

You say you got a friend, that shes wilder than you
Why don’t you bring her upstairs
If shes so wild then she can join in too
Its no hanging matter
Its no capital crime

Oh yeah, you’re a strange stray cat
Oh yeah, dontcha scratch like that
Oh yeah, you’re a strange stray cat
I bet you mama don’t know you can bite like that
I’ll bet she never saw you scratch my back

Jagger/Richards



I’ve always been partial to Mimi Van Doren



No two tigers have identical stripes … unless they’re wearing the same pyjamas.



Here he is with great evidence of his religious background, The Mighty Sparrow and Sell the Pussy.




That’s certainly a pet lover’s dystopia.


I was getting some photos developed when I ran into John C. Reilly.


I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail, it’s plain to see;
I won’t be much when you get thru’ with me.
Well, I’m a losing weight and a turnin’ mighty pale.
Looks like I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail.

Well, I thought the day I met you, you were meek as a lamb;
Just the kind to fit my dreams and plans.
But now, the pace we’re livin’ takes the wind from my sails
And it looks like I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail.

I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail, it’s plain to see;
I won’t be much when you get thru’ with me.
Well,I’m a losing weight and a turnin’ mighty pale.
Looks like I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail.

Well, ev’ry night you drag me where the bright lights are found;
There ain’t no way to slow you down
I’m as ’bout as helpless as a leaf in a gale;
And it looks like I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail.

I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail, it’s plain to see;
I won’t be much when you get thru’ with me.
Well,I’m a losing weight and a turnin’ mighty pale.
Looks like I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail.


-Buck Owens


It’s a song that raises more questions than it answers. The first time I heard it was on a warm Summer’s day. I thought I was hallucinating.



When we come back, I’ll solve the mystery of the Black Cat Bone


You better leave (meow) my kitten alone (meow, meow)
You better leave (meow, meow) my kitten alone (meow, meow)
I done told you big bad bulldog
You better leave her alone (meow, meow)

Don’t you know my kitten is a dream?
Don’t you know my kitten is a dream?
So, get your hands off of her, ’cause I’m her lovin’ man

*Mr. Dog I’m gonna hit you on the top a yo’ head
The Batgirl’s gonna miss you
And you’ll wish that you were dead

If you don’t lee-ee-eave my kitten alone
Yes, I love my little kitten
Like you hounddogs love your bone

Mr. Dog, I’m gonna hit you on the top a yo’ head
The *Batgirl’s gonna miss you
And you’ll wish that you were dead

If you don’t lee-eee-eave my kitten alone
Yes, I love my little kitten
Like all you hounddogs love your bone

Oh yeah
You better leave
You better leave

You better lee-eee-eee-eave.

Little Willie John




Now I don’t condone this behaviour … Don’t shoot the messenger


Sometimes we just play artists that confuse us totally …. by the end of this song, she starts speaking in a language that I can’t understand.

Dylan’s magnificent and seminal Theme Time Radio Hour series continues into Season 3 with this great show on the theme of Cats!

As usual, lots of great info and facts, corny jokes and witticisms.

More corny jokes than usual this week! ! And with the pussy angle (wasn’t that a porno movie title?) bucketloads of double entendres!

Lotsa literature too, this week a revisit to William Blake, cool cat poet!

Mad John C Reilly is back again – does that guy ever speak any sense? – with some totally insane piece! We’ve listened to it a few times and it still makes zero sense!

Nice to see Dylan aficionado Cat Power put in another appearance.

Some amazing music too of course. A really eclectic array this week!

We really liked the original version of Leave My Kitten Alone – a song we’d only known via the Beatles version – by Little Willie John. And of course the Stones classic Stray Cat Blues, with its very dodgy lyrics that wouldn’t see light of day if released today!

Seems to be a lot of cartoon theme tunes this week too!

The rather obscure theme of Cats lends itself to some really weird and bizarre stuff! The Stones and cartoon themes aside, surely the most obscure selection of Season 3!

Where the hell else are you likely to hear crazy but wonderful stuff like “The Cat’s Got The Measles, The Dog’s Got The Whooping Cough” by Walter “Kid” Smith and Norman Woodlief??! Or the totally bonkers “A Fish House Function (For A Cross Eyed Cat Named Sam)”?

All in all, a wonderful show!!

Truly the cat’s pyjamas!!

Next week’s show seems to be about the GOP! Yap, the theme will be Madness!



Enough yapping, let’s get back to some more music.


Tracklisting

Intro
The Pink Panther Theme – Henry Mancini (1963) (background)
Three Cool Cats – The Coasters (1959)
Tom Cat Blues – Jellyroll Morton (1923-24) (tidbit)
Tom Cat Blues – Cliff Carlisle (1936)
Leave My Kitten Alone – Little Willie John (1959)
I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail – Buck Owens and his Buckaroos (1964)
Sell the Pussy – The Mighty Sparrow (1970)
Put A Nickel In The Kitty – Ocie Stockard & His Wanderers (1941)
Dead Cats On The Line – Tampa Red & Georgia Tom (1934)
The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens (1961)
The Cat’s Got The Measles, The Dog’s Got The Whooping Cough – Walter “Kid” Smith and Norman Woodlief (1929)
A Fish House Function (For A Cross Eyed Cat Named Sam) – Emmy Oro (2003)
My Woman Has A Black Cat Bone – Hop Wilson & His Buddies (1961)
Stray Cat Blues – The Rolling Stones (1968)
Theme from The Phil Silvers Show (Sergeant Bilko) (1955)
The Theme From Top Cat – Joseph Barbera (Hanna Barbera cartoons) (1961)
Outro

Bonus Tracks:

Bob Dylan performs Cat’s In The Well live:

Cat’s In The Well – Stadthalle Freiburg, Germany – November 5, 2003
Cat’s In The Well – Stirling Castle Stirling, Scotland – July 13, 2001
Cat’s In The Well (Jerry Garcia electric guitar) – The Warfield Theater, San Francisco – 5 May 1992

Next week: Madness

Here she be Dylanite dogs !


The full show on one mp3;

http://www.sendspace.com/file/exl1yd

Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s;

3.14_TTR_Cats_28-1-2009.zip



Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!




February 3, 2009 - Posted by | TTRH Season 3, William Blake, _ART, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC, _POETRY

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