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TTRH3.20 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 20 ‘Truth and Lies”

Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 20

Truth and Lies

Original Airdate 11 March, 2009

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Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for truthful Dreams, deceitful Themes and dishonest Shemes



A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on his shoes

Mark Twain

I always tell the truth… even when I lie…

– Tony Montana (Scarface)




Welcome to the underground garage. I’m Little Steven.



We will discover that the truth can set you free.







You know who told me that joke? It was Orson Welles! And I’m dying if I’m lying.



Well, it sounds much nicer when you put it to music.










Before they started making operas, The Who was one of the great singles bands of the sixties.




It’s like some people say. The devil has all the good songs.








Hearts on fire
My love for you brought only misery
Hearts on fire
Put out the flames and set this cold heart free
One short year our love burned
Until at last I guess you learned
The art of being untrue and then goodbye
What could I do except to cry and moan
Lord, what have I done
Once we were as sweet and warm
As the golden morning sun
Hearts on fire
My love for you brought only misery
Hearts on fire
Put out the flames and set this cold heart free
Friends say it’s just a game
And that no one is to blame
Go out forget her lies
But she’ll be there and sparks will fly
My love has turned to hatred
Sleep escapes me still
God, please take this heart of mine
’cause if you don’t the devil will
Hearts on fire
My love for you brought only misery
Hearts on fire
Put out the flames and set this cold heart free
Hearts on fire

-Gram Parsons





I feel like we lost something when it became all guitars and no piano.




Fool me 25 times and maybe you’re Guitar Slim.




Don’t play that song for me
It brings back memories of days that I once knew
The days that I spent with you
oh no, don’t let it play
It fills my heart with pain
Please stop it right away
I remember just-a what it said
It said: “Darling, I love you”
You know that you lied
“Darling, I love you”
You know that you lied
“darling, I love you”
You know that you lied, you lied,
You lied, lied, lied, lied

Remember on our first date
You kissed me and you walked away
You were only seventeen
I never thought you’d act so mean
But baby you told me you loved me
You told me you cared
you said, “I’ll go with you darling almost anywhere
But darling, you know that you lied, lied, lied, lied, lied





It’s not about the length of the solo, it’s the feel. A lot of those blues records had more feel than you could ever put in a twenty minute solo.



She sounds like a spirited gal. Not the kind of gal that Faye Adams was singing about. At least if this next song is to be believed.




People see us everywhere.
They think you really care.
But myself, I can’t deceive,
I know it’s only make believe.

My one and only prayer, is that some day, you’ll care.
My hopes, my dreams come true, my one and only you.
No one will ever know, how much I love you so.
My only prayer will be, some day you’ll care for me,
But it’s only make believe.

My hopes, my dreams come true, my life, I’d give for you.
My heart, a wedding ring, my all, my everything.
My heart I can’t control; you rule my very soul.
My only prayer will be, some day you’ll care for me,
But it’s only make believe.

My one and only prayer, is that some day, you’ll care.
My hopes, my dreams come true, my one and only you.
No one will ever know, how much I love you so.
My only prayer will be, some day you’ll care for me,
But it’s only make believe.

-Conway Twitty



My advice, pick the one you like best and see the other two on the side!



Here’s another one of those records that I don’t know anything about






True love (your love)
True love (your love)
True love, baby
That’s what you give to me

True love (your love)
Your love (your love)
True love, baby
That’s what you give to me

God made the world
And he made it round
I got my baby
And I’m glad I found

Her love was meant for me
And my baby, she’ll always be

She gives me true love (your love)
True love (your love)
True love, baby
That’s what you give to me

Uh, true love (your love)
Your true love (your love)
True love, baby
That’s what you give to me

True love (your love)
Your love (your love)
Your love, baby
That’s what you give to me

Love was made, I don’t boast
When He made you, He made the most
You’ve got that certain touch
To me, baby, you mean so much

You give me true love (your love)
Your true love (your love)

-Carl Perkins




That’s why, til this day, if you have air conditioning in your car, you see their names. Hoii, Norm and Max.



We will discover that the truth can set you free.










We’ve been here for the past three and a half hours playing our favourite songs.



You’ve gotta take everything I say today with at least a grain if salt, cos half of what I said wasn’t true. And the other half was a lie. That’s the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.




Tracklisting

01 Opening
02 Tell A Lie – The Chromatics
03 “White Lies”
04 Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) – Aretha Franklin
05 “Aretha, Buses and Air Conditioning”
06 “F For Fake”
07 “Detecting Lies”
08 Don’t Lie To Me – Fats Domino
09 “Campaign Promises”
10 “Leon Chappel”
11 True Blue Papa – Leon Chappel
12 “Diogenes”
13 How Much I’ve Lied – Gram Parsons
14 Beating The Lie Detector with Penn Jilette
15 Twenty-Five Lies – Guitar Slim
16 “Sam Phillips”
17 Your True Love – Carl Perkins
18 “Gimme that Pumpin’ Piano”
19 Phone Call
20 I’ll Be True – Faye Adams
21 “Wedding Vows”
22 True Confession – Silvertones
23 “Truthful Quotes”
24 He Lied – Willie Mabon
25 “Living A Lie”
26 It’s Only Make Believe – Conway Twitty
27 “Twitty City and Dollywood”
28 “The Golem”
29 It Was A Lie – Bobby Moore And Fourmost
30 “Pinocchio”
31 La-La-La Lies – The Who
32 “Who Farewell Tour”
33 Closing/End Credits

Next Week : Family Circle

Here she be Dylanite dogs !


The full show on one mp3;

http://www.sendspace.com/file/dfe8a7

Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s

http://rapidshare.com/files/208460551/3.20_TTR__Truth_and_Lies_11-3-2009.zip



Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!




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March 20, 2009 Posted by | TTRH Season 3, _ART, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC, _POETRY | Leave a comment

TTRH3.19 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 19 ‘Questions’

Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 19

Questions

Original Airdate 4 March, 2009

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Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for
what Dreams, who Themes and why Schemes

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers

– Voltaire

“You’ve written a couple of songs Bob. You got any advice?”

– caller “Bob”





Maybe there’s a guy walking by. He’s walking home to see his wife.Or he’s walking away from his wife. Or his wife’s waiting for him. Or she’s not waiting for him. Or she’s with someone else.



All you’ve got to do is get outside of your own head







As a younger man, I thought about going into journalism.



Do you take this man to be your lawful wedded wife?











Are you having a good time? Are you enjoying yourself? Are you comfortable?




Here’s “Who do you love?” Or should that be “Whom do you love?” We’ll look that up and get back to you.






What is this thing called love?
This funny thing called love?
Just who can solve its mystery?
Why should it make a fool of me?

I saw you there one wonderful day
You took my heart and threw it away
That’s why I ask the lord in heaven above
What is this thing called love?


-Cole Porter





Rudyard Kipling, questionable poet


There will be a quiz at the end of today’s broadcast.





I’ve talked to your Mother, and I’ve talked to your Dad
They say they’ve tried but it’s all in vain
I’ve begged and I’ve pleaded, I’ve even got mad
Now we must face it, you give me a pain

Oh, How can I miss you when you wont go away
Keep on telling you, day after day
But you wont listen, you always stay and stay
How Can I Miss You, When You won’t Go Away?
How can I miss you, when you wont go away

Your never ending presence, really cramps my style
I dreamed, that it wont always be the same
At first I was attracted, but after a while
Have you ever heard of, a hard to get dame

Out of three billion people, why must it be me
Oh why, oh why won’t you cut me loose
Just do me a favour, and listen to my plea
I’m not the only chicken on the roost


Dan Hicks



David Bowie sings a song about a city of them.



Perhpas they were invoking the Socratic Method.




I’ve been made blue.
I’ve been lied to.
When will I be loved?
I’ve been turned down.
I’ve been pushed ’round.
When will I be loved?

When I meet a new girl,
That I want for mine,
She always breaks my heart in two.
It happens every time.

I’ve been cheated.
Been mistreated.
When will I be loved?

When I meet a new girl,
That I want for mine,
She always breaks my heart in two.
It happens every time.

I’ve been cheated,
Been mistreated.
When will I be loved?
When will I be loved?
When will I be loved?

– Phil Everly



He was the son of noted sex bomb, Mamie Van Doren.



Socrates, looking for truth until the very end.








Another riddle for the ages was the riddle of the sphinx



As I always say, you don’t dance to the information.






Alan Freed was a big fan of this record. Or maybe he just got paid to be a big fan of this record. I’d like to think he was really a big fan cos I like the record.



I just love the word “sphico”




Tracklisting

01 Opening
02 Who Do You Love? – Bo Diddley
03 “Who or Whom?”
04 Whadaya Want? – The Robins
05 “Allen Toussaint’s Whipped Cream”
06 What Do You Want A Girl To Do? – Allen Toussaint
07 “Suffragettes”
08 When Will I Be Loved? – The Everly Brothers
09 “The Socratic Method”
10 Where You At? – Lloyd Price
11 “About Lloyd Price”
12 I Wonder Where You Are Tonight – Bill Monroe
13 “Quiz Show”
14 64,000 Dollar Question – Bobby Tuggle
15 “Matzoh”
16 Who’s That Guy – The Kolettes
17 “Character Actors”
18 Who’s That Lady? – The Isley Brothers
19 “Character Actresses”
20 “Questionable Book Titles/Dan Hicks”
21 How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away? – Dan Hick And His Hot Licks
22 “Riddle of the Sphinx”
23 Phone Call
24 What’s Going On? – Marvin Gaye
25 “Eddie Lawrence”
26 What Is This Thing Called Love? – Billie Holiday
27 “Punctuation”
28 What’s So Funny About Peace, Love And Understanding? – Brinsley Schwarz
29 Closing/End Credits

Next Week : Truth and Lies

Here she be Dylanite dogs !


The full show on one mp3;

http://www.sendspace.com/file/86dxkl

Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s

http://rapidshare.com/files/205758015/3 … 3-2009.zip



Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!




March 16, 2009 Posted by | TTRH Season 3, _ART, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC, _POETRY | Leave a comment

TTRH3.18 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 18 ‘Sugar & Candy’


Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 18

Sugar & Candy

Original Airdate February 25, 2009

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Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for sugary
Dreams, chocolate Themes and sucrose Schemes


by lidlshmidl




It’ll be no surprise to you that we’re coming from Costa Rica this week



I don’t know anything about Ray Batts. Except this song.







Delmore Schwartz, candy covered poet.

If you gotta go to jail, don’t tell them you’re in there for stealing sugar!







Listen to that Bo Diddley beat.

Sammy what were you thinking?




I’ve got a secret
I ain’t gonna tell
I’m goin’ to heaven in a split pea shell
Oh, Lordy me, didn’t we shake sugaree
Everything I have is down in pawn

I pawned my watch, an’ I pawned my chain
[Even I don’t deserve myself, so ?] ashamed
Oh, Lordy me, didn’t we shake sugaree
Everything I have is down in pawn

I’ve got a song to sing
Ain’t very long
I’m gonna sing it right if it take me all night long
Oh, Lordy me, didn’t we shake sugaree
Everything I have is down in pawn

I’ve got a secret
I ain’t gonna tell
I’m goin’ to heaven in a split pea shell
Oh, Lordy me, didn’t we shake sugaree
Everything I have is down in pawn

– Elizabeth Cotten





I guess this blows our chance of doing an entire bear show.


I don’t know much about the medieval lollipop.




Here lies the powder and perfume
The pretty clothes are scattered ’round the room
And it’s so like Candy

Here lies the lipstick and the face
The coloured tablets keep it all in place
And it’s so like Candy
So like Candy

What did I do to make her go
Why must she be the one
That I have to love
So like Candy

Here lies a picture of a girl
Her arms are tight around that lucky guy
And it’s so like Candy

And in her eyes a certain look
I thought I’d seen the last of long ago
And it’s so like Candy
So like Candy

I remember the day that picture was taken
We were so happy then
But that’s so like Candy
She seemed so sweet to me I was mistaken
Oh no not that again
But that’s so like Candy
She just can’t face the day
So she turns and melts away

Here lie the records that she scratched
And on the sleeve I find a note attached
And it’s so like Candy
“My Darling Dear it’s such a waste”
She couldn’t say “goodbye”, but “I admire your taste”
And it’s so like Candy
So like Candy


– Elvis Costello / Paul McCartney





Francis Copolla is opening a new vineyard down here and he invited us down. And I’d do anything for Francis.

What was he doing for those twenty years? Mostly fishing. And they called him ‘Lazy’?




In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
There’s a land that’s fair and bright
Where the handouts grow on bushes
And you sleep out ev’ry night
Where the boxcars are all empty
And the sun shines ev’ry day
Oh, I’m bound to go where there ain’t no snow
Where the rain don’t fall and the wind don’t blow
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains.

Oh, the buzzin’ of the bees in the peppermint trees
‘Round the soda water fountains
Where the lemonade springs and the bluebird sings
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
You never change your socks
And little streams of lemonade
Come a-tricklin’ down the rocks
The hobos there are friendly
And their fires all burn bright
There’s a lake of stew …and soda, too
You can paddle all around ’em in a big canoe
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains.

Oh, the buzzin’ of the bees in the peppermint trees
‘Round the soda water fountains
Where the lemonade springs and the bluebird sings
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains


– Harry Mc Clintock




Well Candy, you’re not dreaming. And you’re not crazy.

I think here at TTRH we’re all grown ups, so why don’t we listen to the original version.




It’s not that I like old music. It’s just that I’m not hearing anything like that from out of left field nowadays.

Listen to the drums on this record. They’re quite good ….. You owe me five bucks, Jim!






Tracklisting

01 Opening
02 The Honeydripper – Joe Liggins
03 “Sugar Coated Poet”
04 “Elizabeth Cotton”
05 Shake Sugaree – Elizabeth Cotton
06 Sugar Magnolia – Grateful Dead
07 “Great Shakes and Lollipops”
08 My Boy Lollipop – Millie Small
09 “Consuming Sugar”
10 Sugar Coated Love – Lazy Lester
11 Stealin’ Sugar – Ray Batts
12 “Sucrose”
13 Sugar Town – Lara And The Trailers
14 If Sugar Was As Sweet As You – Joe Tex
15 “Sugar Substitutes/Lets All Go To The Lobby/The Strangeloves”
16 I Want Candy – The Strangeloves
17 Phone Call From Candy”
18 The Big Rock Candy Mountain – Harry McClintock
19 “Give Up Candy”
20 Candy – The Astors
21 “Famous Candies”
22 So Like Candy – Elvis Costello
23 Sugar Bee – Cleveland Croche And The Sugar Bees
24 “Willy Wonka”
25 Candy Man – Dave Van Ronk
26 Closing/End Credits

Next Week??? : Questions ???

Here she be Dylanite dogs !


The full show on one mp3;

http://www.sendspace.com/file/4e0mhc

Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s

http://rapidshare.com/files/202972851/3 … 2-2009.zip\



Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!




March 5, 2009 Posted by | TTRH Season 3, _ART, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC, _POETRY | Leave a comment

TTRH3.17 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 17 ‘Cops & Robbers’


Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 17

Cops & Robbers

Original Airdate February 18, 2009

(Streaming Country Pie Vers.)

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Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for Police
Dreams, Convict Themes and Stir Schemes






Let’s start on the straight and narrow


In Sweden the number’s 80000. I don’t see how that saves any time!





There’s no helping some people!



It worked out well for everybody. Well, except maybe for Decca Records.








This was years before he walked down Electric Avenue.


Let’s cross over to the other side of the law now. That’s where you find the really interesting people.



Breakin’ rocks in the hot sun
I fought the law and the law won
I fougth the law and the law won

I needed money ’cause I had none
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

I miss my baby and I feel so bad
I guess my race is run
She was the best girl that I ever had
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Robbin’ people with a six-gun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

I miss my baby and the good fun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

I miss my baby and I feel so bad
I guess my race is run
She was the best girl that I ever had
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Sonny Curtis




I think I got this for a quarter. And I’m giving it to you for free.


I’ve got a friend named Stan. He’s not very smart.



If you’ll gather ’round me, children,
A story I will tell
‘Bout Pretty Boy Floyd, an outlaw,
Oklahoma knew him well.

It was in the town of Shawnee,
A Saturday afternoon,
His wife beside him in his wagon
As into town they rode.

There a deputy sheriff approached him
In a manner rather rude,
Vulgar words of anger,
An’ his wife she overheard.

Pretty Boy grabbed a log chain,
And the deputy grabbed his gun;
In the fight that followed
He laid that deputy down.

Then he took to the trees and timber
To live a life of shame;
Every crime in Oklahoma
Was added to his name.

But a many a starving farmer
The same old story told
How the outlaw paid their mortgage
And saved their little homes.

Others tell you ’bout a stranger
That come to beg a meal,
Underneath his napkin
Left a thousand dollar bill.

It was in Oklahoma City,
It was on a Christmas Day,
There was a whole car load of groceries
Come with a note to say:

Well, you say that I’m an outlaw,
You say that I’m a thief.
Here’s a Christmas dinner
For the families on relief.

Yes, as through this world I’ve wandered
I’ve seen lots of funny men;
Some will rob you with a six-gun,
And some with a fountain pen.

And as through your life you travel,
Yes, as through your life you roam,
You won’t never see an outlaw
Drive a family from their home.

– Woody Guthrie


I wanted to talk about Jack the Ripper. I wanted to talk about Don King.


I fought the law and guess who won.




Well I’m running police on my back
I’ve been hiding police on my back
There was a shooting police on my back
And the victim well he wont come back

What have I done?

I been running monday tuesday wednesday
Thursday friday saturday sunday runnin
Monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday
Saturday sunday

Yes, I’m running down the railway track
Could you help me? police on my back
They will catch me if I dare drop back
Wont you give me all the speed I lack

– Eddy Grant



That’s what we call a “way homer”.



We’re going to play one quarter of his recorded output.


You’re not going to believe this story.







That’s not just a law. That’s just common sense.


Whenever a law is broken you can be sure that we’ll be there. I’m not going to tell you which side we’re going to be on. But we’ll be there.






Tracklisting

No “Nightime In The Big City” intro, Highway Patrol snippet
Bob talks about today’s theme, “people on both sides of the law”
Nat King Cole Trio – Call The Police
Bob talks about the history of “911”, and international number
Corny joke about “911”
Red Simpson – The Highway Patrol
Another corny joke about “knitting”: “pullover? “no,… socks”
Willie Walker – Dupree Blues
Radio clip
Bob talks about Dostoyevsky and “Crime & Punishment”
Billy Bragg And Wilco – Against Th’ Law
Bob talks about unusual State Laws
Bob talks about the history of Buddy Holly & The Crickets
The Crickets – I Fought The Law
The Miranda Rights
Promo from Mr. Scarface
The origin of the word “cop”
Freddie Hall And His Band – This Crooked World (sold for $214 on E-Bay)
Ricky Jay talks about Titanic Thompson
Bob talks about famous sheriffs of the Old West, and modern day sheriffs
Bob talks about Jesse James
Bascolm Lamar Lundsford – Poor Jesse James
Bob talks about Charles Ford: “Prettyboy Floyd” the outlaw (Bob recorded this song about him)
The Byrds – Pretty Boy Floyd
Bob makes a joke about taxation
The Coasters – Bad Detective
Steve Earle talks about Fred Gomez Carrasco
Los Socios de San Antonio – La Muerte de Fred Gomez Carrasco (song is in Spanish)
Bob talks about Eddie Grant
Eddie Grant & The Equals – Police On My Back
Bob talks about House Arrest
More Ricky Jay talking about Titanic Thompson
Smiley Lewis – Dirty People
Bob talks about the Public Enemy list and the 10 Most Wanted list
Merle Haggard – I’m a Lonesome Fugitive
In the “outro”, titles are given in a Cops & Robbers theme! Bob is “The Commissioner”.

Next Week: Candy

Here she be Dylanite dogs !


The full show on one mp3;


http://www.sendspace.com/file/f0suls

Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s

http://rapidshare.com/files/200259196/3 … 2-2009.zip



Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!




March 3, 2009 Posted by | TTRH Season 3, _ART, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC, _POETRY | Leave a comment

TTRH3.16 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 16 ‘Happiness’


Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 16

Happiness

Original Airdate February 11, 2009

(Streaming Country Pie Vers.)

Mp3 @ 256 kbps/ 116 MB/ RS + ES

Absolute Sound Recorder > Sound Forge 6.0 > FLAC Frontend


by lidlshmidl

Happiness is a warm gun.

– John Lennon



Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for delirious
Dreams, happy Themes and ecstatic Schemes

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.


– Oscar Wilde


Happiness depends upon ourselves.

– Aristotle

by punkshits




Way to make lemonade, Jackie.


You know who’s really happy? The guy that got paid to do this research! Probably hadn’t even have to leave his house.




Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

– Ernest Hemingway



Some people have to get high to make other people happy


I agree. So says me.




The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it.

– Benjamin Franklin





Yes indeedy-do, I could not be happier to be with you today!


Richard Gere told me something the Dalai Lama once said



by daniellekiemel

Well I never kept a dollar past sunset,
It always burned a hole in my pants.
Never made a school mama happy,
Never blew a second chance, oh no

I need a love to keep me happy,
I need a love to keep me happy.
Baby, baby keep me happy.
Baby, baby keep me happy.

Always took candy from strangers,
Didn’t wanna get me no trade.
Never want to be like papa,
Working for the boss ev’ry night and day.

I need a love to keep me happy,
I need a love, baby won’t ya keep me happy.
Baby, won’t ya keep me happy.
Baby, please keep me

I need a love to keep me happy,
I need a love to keep me happy.
Baby, baby keep me happy.
Baby, baby keep me happy.

Never got a flash out of cocktails,
When I got some flesh off the bone.
Never got a lift out of Lear jets,
When I can fly way back home.

I need a love to keep me happy,
I need a love to keep me happy.
Baby, baby keep me happy.
Baby, baby keep me happy.

– M. Jagger/K. Richards




I can’t promise I’m going to make you happy but I’m going to do my darnedest


There’s a name for people who want to go where you go. They’re called stalkers.



by Djabolica

I was so tired of being upset
Always wanting something I never could get
Life’s an illusion love is a dream
But I don’t know what it is

Everybody’s happy nowadays
Everybody’s happy nowadays

I was so tired of being upset
Always wanting something I never could get
Life’s an illusion love is a dream
But I don’t know what it is ‘cos

Everybody’s happy nowadays
Everybody’s happy nowadays

Life’s an illusion love is the dream
But I don’t know what it is
Everyone’s saying things to me
But I know it’s okay okay

Everybody’s happy nowadays
Everybody’s happy nowadays

Everybody’s happy nowadays
Everybody’s happy nowadays

Life’s an illusion love is a dream
Life’s an illusion love is the dream
Life’s the illusion love is a dream
Life’s the illusion love is the dream

Everybody’s happy nowadays
Everybody’s happy nowadays
Todays are good

Bet you are tired of being upset
Always wanting something you never can get
Life’s no illusion love’s not a dream
Now I know just what it is

Everybody’s happy nowadays
Everybody’s happy nowadays

– Pete Shelley



I don’t know about you but I’m feeling high and happy


Elmore James. Not to be confused with James Ellroy, noted crime writer.



by R_A_e


I want to be happy
But I won’t be happy
Till I make you happy, too

Life’s really worth living
When we are mirth-giving
Why can’t I give some to you?

When skies are gray
And you say you are blue
I’ll send the sun smiling through

I want to be happy
But I won’t be happy
Till I make you happy, too


– Vincent Youmans / Irving Caesar



Make-up sex is a pretty good reason for fighting in the first place


Feng Shui isn’t just important for humans.





by superKeci


How much did they spend on this research? I could have told them that!


Elmore James did not die in a sportscar




by wint3r88



That’s your plain vanilla stalker


How’re things in Bangor, Nelly?







I could go all day with Will Rogers quotes. And don’t get me started with the lariat.


It’s time to wish you ‘happy trails’!



Tracklisting

Intro
Feelin’ High and Happy – Hot Lips Page (1938)
Love and Happiness – Al Green (1972)
(I Wanna Go Where You Go) Then I’ll Be Happy – Jimmy Heap and The Melody Masters (1953)
Happy Home – Elmore James (1955)
Happy Days Are Here Again – Leo Reisman and His Orchestra (excerpt) (1929)
Happy – The Rolling Stones (1972)
Get Happy – Wardell Gray Sextet (excerpt) (1952)
I Want To Be Happy – Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb & his Orchestra (1937)
Happy – Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins (2006)
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy – Brenda Holloway (1967)
Happy Rovin’ Cowboy – The Sons Of The Pioneers (1935-36)
Everybody’s Happy Nowadays – Buzzcocks (1979)
Smile – Judy Garland (1963)
Happy Trails – Roy Rogers & Dale Evans with Frank Worth & His Orchestra (1950)
Outro

Next Week: Cops And Robbers

Here she be Dylanite dogs !


The full show on one mp3;

http://www.sendspace.com/file/qbx2hz

Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s

Archiveversion including artwork (file wrongly labeled as 11-11-2009):

http://rapidshare.com/files/197086580/3 … 1-2009.zip



Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!




February 13, 2009 Posted by | TTRH Season 3, _ART, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC, _POETRY | Leave a comment

TTRH3.16 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 16 ‘Happiness’


Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 16

Happiness

Original Airdate February 11, 2009

(Streaming Country Pie Vers.)

Mp3 @ 256 kbps/ 116 MB/ RS + ES

Absolute Sound Recorder > Sound Forge 6.0 > FLAC Frontend


by lidlshmidl

Happiness is a warm gun.

– John Lennon



Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for delirious
Dreams, happy Themes and ecstatic Schemes

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.


– Oscar Wilde


Happiness depends upon ourselves.

– Aristotle

by punkshits




Way to make lemonade, Jackie.


You know who’s really happy? The guy that got paid to do this research! Probably hadn’t even have to leave his house.




Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

– Ernest Hemingway



Some people have to get high to make other people happy


I agree. So says me.




The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it.

– Benjamin Franklin





Yes indeedy-do, I could not be happier to be with you today!


Richard Gere told me something the Dalai Lama once said



by daniellekiemel

Well I never kept a dollar past sunset,
It always burned a hole in my pants.
Never made a school mama happy,
Never blew a second chance, oh no

I need a love to keep me happy,
I need a love to keep me happy.
Baby, baby keep me happy.
Baby, baby keep me happy.

Always took candy from strangers,
Didn’t wanna get me no trade.
Never want to be like papa,
Working for the boss ev’ry night and day.

I need a love to keep me happy,
I need a love, baby won’t ya keep me happy.
Baby, won’t ya keep me happy.
Baby, please keep me

I need a love to keep me happy,
I need a love to keep me happy.
Baby, baby keep me happy.
Baby, baby keep me happy.

Never got a flash out of cocktails,
When I got some flesh off the bone.
Never got a lift out of Lear jets,
When I can fly way back home.

I need a love to keep me happy,
I need a love to keep me happy.
Baby, baby keep me happy.
Baby, baby keep me happy.

– M. Jagger/K. Richards




I can’t promise I’m going to make you happy but I’m going to do my darnedest


There’s a name for people who want to go where you go. They’re called stalkers.



by Djabolica

I was so tired of being upset
Always wanting something I never could get
Life’s an illusion love is a dream
But I don’t know what it is

Everybody’s happy nowadays
Everybody’s happy nowadays

I was so tired of being upset
Always wanting something I never could get
Life’s an illusion love is a dream
But I don’t know what it is ‘cos

Everybody’s happy nowadays
Everybody’s happy nowadays

Life’s an illusion love is the dream
But I don’t know what it is
Everyone’s saying things to me
But I know it’s okay okay

Everybody’s happy nowadays
Everybody’s happy nowadays

Everybody’s happy nowadays
Everybody’s happy nowadays

Life’s an illusion love is a dream
Life’s an illusion love is the dream
Life’s the illusion love is a dream
Life’s the illusion love is the dream

Everybody’s happy nowadays
Everybody’s happy nowadays
Todays are good

Bet you are tired of being upset
Always wanting something you never can get
Life’s no illusion love’s not a dream
Now I know just what it is

Everybody’s happy nowadays
Everybody’s happy nowadays

– Pete Shelley



I don’t know about you but I’m feeling high and happy


Elmore James. Not to be confused with James Ellroy, noted crime writer.



by R_A_e


I want to be happy
But I won’t be happy
Till I make you happy, too

Life’s really worth living
When we are mirth-giving
Why can’t I give some to you?

When skies are gray
And you say you are blue
I’ll send the sun smiling through

I want to be happy
But I won’t be happy
Till I make you happy, too


– Vincent Youmans / Irving Caesar



Make-up sex is a pretty good reason for fighting in the first place


Feng Shui isn’t just important for humans.





by superKeci


How much did they spend on this research? I could have told them that!


Elmore James did not die in a sportscar




by wint3r88



That’s your plain vanilla stalker


How’re things in Bangor, Nelly?







I could go all day with Will Rogers quotes. And don’t get me started with the lariat.


It’s time to wish you ‘happy trails’!



Tracklisting

Intro
Feelin’ High and Happy – Hot Lips Page (1938)
Love and Happiness – Al Green (1972)
(I Wanna Go Where You Go) Then I’ll Be Happy – Jimmy Heap and The Melody Masters (1953)
Happy Home – Elmore James (1955)
Happy Days Are Here Again – Leo Reisman and His Orchestra (excerpt) (1929)
Happy – The Rolling Stones (1972)
Get Happy – Wardell Gray Sextet (excerpt) (1952)
I Want To Be Happy – Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb & his Orchestra (1937)
Happy – Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins (2006)
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy – Brenda Holloway (1967)
Happy Rovin’ Cowboy – The Sons Of The Pioneers (1935-36)
Everybody’s Happy Nowadays – Buzzcocks (1979)
Smile – Judy Garland (1963)
Happy Trails – Roy Rogers & Dale Evans with Frank Worth & His Orchestra (1950)
Outro

Next Week: Cops And Robbers

Here she be Dylanite dogs !


The full show on one mp3;

http://www.sendspace.com/file/qbx2hz

Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s

Archiveversion including artwork (file wrongly labeled as 11-11-2009):

http://rapidshare.com/files/197086580/3 … 1-2009.zip



Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!




February 13, 2009 Posted by | TTRH Season 3, _ART, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC, _POETRY | Leave a comment

TTRH3.15 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 15 ‘Madness’




Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 15

Madness (special extended show)

Original Airdate February 4, 2009

(Streaming Country Pie Vers.)

Mp3 @ 256 kbps/ 186 MB/ RS + ES

Absolute Sound Recorder > Sound Forge 6.0 > FLAC Frontend


Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for crazy
Dreams, loopy Themes and psycho Schemes

I have seen the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness

– Allen Ginsberg

Great wits are sure to madness near aligned

-William Shakespeare



Crazy
Crazy for feeling so lonely
I’m crazy
Crazy for feeling so blue

I knew
Youd love me as long as you wanted
And then someday
Youd leave me for somebody new

Worry
Why do I let myself worry
Wondrin
What in the world did I do

Crazy
For thinking that my love could hold you
I’m crazy for tryin
Crazy for cryin
And Im crazy
For lovin you

– Willie Nelson


Do vague acquaintances treat you as they know you far better than you would expect?


If craziness was a continent this would be the National Anthem.


Few things go together as well as Country and Western music and madness






It’s so relieving
To know that you’re leaving as soon as you get paid
It’s so relaxing
To hear that you’re asking whenever you get your way
It’s so soothing
To know that you’ll sue me, this is starting to sound the same

I miss the comfort in being sad
I miss the comfort in being sad
I miss the comfort in being sad

In her false witness, we hope you’re still with us,
To see if they float or drown
My favorite patient, a display of patience,
Disease-covered Puget Sound
She’ll come back as fire, And burn all the liars,
leave a blanket of ash on the ground

I miss the comfort in being sad
I miss the comfort in being sad
I miss the comfort in being sad

It’s so relieving
To know that you’re leaving as soon as you get paid
It’s so relaxing
To know that you’re asking wherever you get your way
It’s so soothing
To know that you’ll sue me, this is starting to sound the same

I miss the comfort in being sad
I miss the comfort in being sad
I miss the comfort in being sad

– Kurt Cobain




Time flies where you’re talking crazy



I’m getting excited again. Let’s just play the record.




I consider William Faulkner to be the Mose Allison of Jazz




Step right up and buy a bottle now folks!




In a buildin’ tall with a stone wall around
there’s a rubber room
When a man sees things and hears sounds
that’s not there
He’s headed for the rubber room
Illusions in a twisted mind
to save from self-destruction
hmm it’s the rubber room
Where a man can run into the wall
till his strength makes him fall and lie still
And wait for help in the rubber room
From his blurry vision of doom
a psycho in the rubber room
The man in the room right next to mine
screams a woman’s name
hits the wall in vain
He’s in the rubber room
I hear footsteps poundin’ on the floor
God I hope they don’t stop at my door
Hmm I’m in the rubber room
Now they’ve come to get me but they find
I’m a screamin’ pretty words tryin’ to make ’em rhyme
I’m n the rubber room hmm
a psycho I’m in the rubber room hmm


– Porter Wagoner





I’m almost frightened to go to the phones but I think we should



Farewell Frances. Farewell Kurt.



Tracklisting

01 Opening
02 Crazy – Patsy Cline
03 “Patsy, Socrates and Plato”
04 I’m Nuts About Screwy Music – Jimmie Lunceford
05 “Harry Partch”
06 Nervous Breakdown – Eddie Cochran
07 “Medicine Show Tonic”
08 I’ll Go Crazy – James Brown
09 Relaxin’ At Camarillo – Charlie Parker
10 Phone Call
11 Madness – Prince Buster
12 “Bill Gaines”
13 “Manic Depression”
14 You’re Driving Me Crazy – Peggy Lee
15 “Gaslight”
16 Crackin’ Up – Bo Diddley
17 “Jimmy Pearsall”
18 “Bob Cracks Up”
19 (Like Me) You’ll Recover In Time – Johnny Paycheck
20 Twisted – Annie Ross
21 “Pretzels”
22 I’m Going Crazy – The Tibbs Brothers
23 The Mad Bomber – The Mighty Sparrow
24 Crazy Mixed Up World – Little Walter
25 “Bedlam”
26 Blow Top Blues – Dinah Washington
27 “Bellevue”
28 The Rubber Room – Porter Wagoner
29 “Mental Illness Treatments”
30 “Napolean The 14th”
31 Hooray, Hooray, I’m Going Away – Beatrice Kay
32 “Ken Kesey”
33 Crazy House – Redd Foxx
34 Lost Mind – Mose Allison
35 “Alzeimers Disease”
36 “Leon Payne”
37 Psycho – Jack Kittel
38 “Frances Farmer”
39 Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle – Nirvana
40 Closing/End Credits

Next week: Happiness

Here she be Dylanite dogs !


The full show on one mp3;

(wrongly labelled as 1999 instead of 2009):

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

Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s;

3.15_TTR_Madness_4-2-2009.zip



Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!




February 13, 2009 Posted by | Charles Bukowski, TTRH Season 3, _ART, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC, _POETRY | Leave a comment

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

Absolute Sound Recorder > Sound Forge 6.0 > FLAC Frontend


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 | Leave a comment

TTRH3.13 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 13 ‘Something’


Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 13

Something

Original Airdate January 21, 2009

(Streaming Country Pie Vers.)

Mp3 @ 256 kbps/ 136 MB/ RS + ES

Absolute Sound Recorder > Sound Forge 6.0 > FLAC Frontend


Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for
Non-blank Dreams, Thingy Themes and Something Schemes

“Wise men speak because they have something to say. Fools speak because they have to say something

– Plato

Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, uses that something to support their own existence.

– Frank Zappa




Something attempted, something done, Has earned a nights repose.

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sometimes something’s got to happen before something is going to happen.

– Johan Cruyff

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

-Bertrand Russell



Turn your radio up because I’ve got something I want to talk about.



I speak because there’s got to be something between the records.


She was robbed …. Four months later Herman and the Hermits covered it and took it to the top of the charts. Four months later? It’s like they didn’t even give her a chance!




Something in the way she moves
Attracts me like no other lover
Something in the way she woos me
I don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

Somewhere in her smile she knows
That I don’t need no other lover
Something in her style that shows me
Don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

You’re asking me will my love grow
I don’t know, I don’t know
You stick around now it may show
I don’t know, I don’t know

Something in the way she knows
And all I have to do is think of her
Something in the things she shows me
I don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how


– George Harrison



Nobody sings like that anymore. He just makes it sound effortless, no matter how difficult it really is. I like the elegance of a guy like Clyde Mc Phatter. It’s like watching Fred Astaire.



Hey, here’s something interesting !!!



You know when I heard Herman’s Hermits singing, I thought it was just about having a piece of cake or riding on a ferris wheel. But when I hear Earl Jean singing, I know exactly what she’s talking about.




He’s the only President you could fit in your pocket.


Uh-Look-ah there
There she comes
Here comes that girl again
Wanted to date her since I don’t know when But she don’t notice me
when I pass
She goes with older guys from out of my class
But that can’t stop me from-ah thinkin’ to myself She’s sure fine
lookin’ man
She’s somethin’ else
Hey look-ah there
Across the street
There’s a car made just for me
To own that car would be a luxury
But right now I can’t afford the gas
A brand new convertible is out of my class
But that can’t stop me from-ah thinkin’ to myself
That car’s fine lookin’ man
It’s somethin’ else
Hey look-ah here
Just wait and see
Workin’ hard and savin’ my dough
I’ll by that car that I’ve be wanting so Get me that girl and we’ll go
ridin’ around
The town will be all shocked with my white top down
I’ll keep right on and dreamin’ and-ah thinkin’ to myself When it all
comes true, man
Wow! That’s somethin’ else
Look-ah here
What’s all this?
Never thought I’d do this before
But here I am ah-knockin’ on her door My car’s out front and it’s all
mine Just a ’41 Ford not a ’59
I got that girl and I’m-ah thinkin’ to myself
‘She’s sure fine lookin’ man
Wow! She’s somethin else ‘

– Eddie Cochran


Here’s his attempt the hit the stratosphere.


Woke up this mornin’ feelin’ fine.
There’s somethin’ special on my mind.
Last night I met a new girl,
In the neighborhood, whoa yeah.
(Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo.)
Somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’ good.
(Somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’…)

She’s the kind of girl who’s not too shy.
And I can tell I’m her kind of guy.
She danced close to me like I hoped she would.
(She danced with me like I hoped she would.)
(Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo.)
Somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’ good.
(Somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’…)

(Ahhh,) We only danced for a minute or two,
But then she stuck close to me,
The whole night through.
(Ahhh,) Can I be fallin’ in love?
She’s everythin’ I’ve been dreamin’ of.
(She’s everythin’ I’ve been dreamin’ of.)

I walked her home and she held my hand.
I knew it couldn’t be just a one-night stand.
So, I asked to see her next week,
And she told me I could
(I asked to see her and she told me I could.)
(Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo.)
Somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’ good.
(somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’…)
(somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’…)

(Ahhhh.)

I walked her home and she held my hand.
I knew it couldn’t be just a one-night stand.
So, I asked to see her next week,
And she told me I could.
(I asked to see her and she told me I could.)
(Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo.)
Somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’ good.
(somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’…)
(Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo.)
Somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’ good.
(somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’…)
(Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo.)
To somethin’ good, oh yeah, somethin’ good.
(somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’…)
(Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo.)
To somethin’ good,
Somethin’ good.
Somethin’ good.

– Gerry Goffin & Carole King




I wonder who was across the street from that church.



Something you remember people saying are their last words. If you’re going to be quoted, you hope it’s something good!

This week’s show is really really something!

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

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

More great Tom Waits madness. A clutch of nasty yet hilarious Jewish insults!

Loads more amazing music too with some stone-cold classics. Starting with Bob’s pal, the late great George Harrison and one of his many fine moments , the sublime “Something” from Abbey Road.

Lots of nice words from Bob too about one of his heroes, the great rock pioneer Eddie Cochran, dead at only 21.

Nice words too about Leonard Bernstein and great praise for the class and elegance of Clyde Mc Phatter’s amazing vocalisations.

It’s wonderful to hear the ‘original” version of “I’m Into Something Good” by Earl Jean McCrea. Infinitely better than the vile version from the awful Herman’s Hermits! And Bob is vehement in that same opinion too!

Of course also there are a few more obscure tracks such as She’s Got Something by Jimmy Ballad, who we’d never heard of before.

Also the fine “This Could Be The Start Of Something Big ” by polymath Steve Allen. We didn’t know the extent to which he was a musician too!

It was great too to hear “He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin'” by The Velvelettes and weird to hear Dylan make mention of Bananarama – who actually did a rather good cover of this with the Fun Boy Three back in the eighties!

All in all, a wonderful show!! Surely something, indeed!

Next week’s show seems to be about pussies or something! We only know somewhat cryptically that TTRH will be “letting the cat out of the bag”!



We’ve got to go for another week. But I hate to leave anything undone.

Tracklisting

Intro
Something – The Beatles
I’m Into Something Good – Earl Jean McCrea
Something’s Coming – Vic Damone
Do Something For Me – Billy Ward and His Dominoes (Clyde McPhatter: lead vocal)
She’s Got Something – Jimmy Ballad
This Could Be The Start Of Something Big (Background) – Steve Allen
He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’ – The Velvelettes
Somethin’ Else – Eddie Cochran
Something’s Goin’ On In My Room – Daddy Cleanhead
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby – Charlie Rich
Something Cool – June Christy with Pete Rugolo
There’s Something On Your Mind Part 2 – Bobby Marchan
Something Different – The Carlisles/Jumpin’ Bill Carlisle
Something In The Air – Thunderclap Newman
Outro

Join us again next week when we let the cat out of the bag!

Here she be Dylanite dogs !


The full show on one mp3;

http://www.sendspace.com/file/01xdr3

Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s;


http://rapidshare.com/files/187608919/3 … 1-2009.zip




Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!




January 26, 2009 Posted by | George Harrison, Tom Waits, TTRH Season 3, _ART, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC, _POETRY | Leave a comment

TTRH3.12 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 12 ‘Nothing’


Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 12

Nothing

Original Airdate January 14, 2009

(Streaming Country Pie Vers.)

Mp3 @ 256 kbps/ 136 MB/ RS + ES

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Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for Zero Dreams, Blank Themes and Null
Schemes

“Nothing can come of nothing: speak again.”

King Lear (I, i, 92)


– William Shakespeare



“Life is a tale told by an idiot — full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

– William Shakespeare

“Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”

– Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)





I couldn’t be more excited because today I’m going to talk about nothing.



As most of you know, I’ve studied nothing my entire life and I like to think I’m a bit of an expert.



There you go. you’ve got Freudian Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Reichian Therapy. And now “Them-Timian Therapy”. You know which one my money is on.


Hey mama, when you leave
Don’t leave a thing behind
I don’t want nothin’
I can’t use nothin’

Take care into the hall
And if you see my friends
Tell them I’m fine
Not using nothin’

Almost burned out my eyes
Threw my ears down to the floor
I didn’t see nothin’
I didn’t hear nothin’

I stood there like a block of stone
Knowin’ all I had to know
And nothin’ more
Man, that’s nothin’

As brothers our troubles are
Locked in each others arms
And you better pray
They never find you

Your back ain’t strong enough
For burdens doublefold
They’d crush you down
Down into nothin’

Being born is going blind
And buying down a thousand times
To echoes strung
On pure temptation

Sorrow and solitude
These are the precious things
And the only words
That are worth rememberin’


– Townes Van Zandt



Dr Dre was a member of NWA – not to be confused with the NRA, or the WBA.



That sounded like Me playing harmonica !!!




…. a dog commonly known as Snoop.



If you are going to say nothing, you ought to keep it sweet


I got plenty of nothing
And nothing’s plenty for me
I got no car – got no mule
I got no misery

Folks with plenty of plenty
They’ve got a lock on the door
Afraid somebody’s gonna rob ’em
While there out (a) making more – what for

I got no lock on the door – that’s no way to be
They can steal the rug from the
floor – that’s OK with me
‘Cause the things that I prize
– like the stars in the skies
– are all free

I got plenty of nothing
And nothing’s plenty for me
I got my gal – got my song
(I) Got heaven the whole day long

Heyward/Gershwin/Gershwin


We’ve learned nothing and we’ve accomplished nothing. And I certainly hope you enjoyed it.




No love, no nothin’
Until my baby comes home.
No fun with no one,
As long as baby must roam.

I promised him I’d wait for him
Till even Hades froze.
I’m lonesome, heaven knows,
But what I said still goes.

No love, no nothin’
And that’s a promise I’ll keep.
No sir, no nothin’
I’m getting plenty of sleep.

My heart’s on strike,
And tho’ its like
An empty honeycomb,
No love, no sir, no nothin’
Till my baby comes home.




Well Bill, say you do get divorced, you can start writing Country Songs …..



I call it the Theme Time Radio Hour silent treatment ….

Dylan’s magnificent and seminal Theme Time Radio Hour series continues into Season 3 with this great show on the theme of Nothing!

A theme based on the combined IQ of GW Bush, Paris Hilton and Sarah Palin? Kinda …. but not really!

Surprisingly, for such a nothing theme, there’s some amazing music and the show is especially entertaining!

We note that in the great intro is the line “a wealthy man terrorises a waitress“! Could this be a reference to the scumbag William Zantzinger of “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll” infamy (who we wrote about yesterday) who kicked the bucket a week or so back?! Gotta be!

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

Some great marriage advice too! A new breakthrough treatment called “Them-Timian Therapy”! I’ll remember those nuggets next time my marriage is on the rocks. Probably in a day or two!

A few guests, including some bimbo rabbiting on about tanning!

Loads more amazing music too with some stone-cold classics. Most of the Rat Pack are here today too – well the best two, Sammy and Frank anyway!

And one of our all time favourite songs, the majestic, harrowing and sublime Townes Van Zandt classic “Nothing” which Elvis Costello speaks very nicely about in the intro!

Of course also there are a few more obscure tracks such as the great Nothing by The Fugs and the magnificent It’s Nothing To Me by Harry Johnson, who we’d never heard of before.

We also loved the track Nothing But The Wheel – a new one to us – by Peter Wolf with some backing singer called Mick Jagger!

Is that really Dr. Dre and Snoop? Yap, some Nuttin’ But A “G” Thang! Yap!!! And did Bob really say “shizzle my nizzle“?

All in all, a truly wonderful show!! One of the best of Season 3, no doubt!

Next week’s show should really be something though!

Yap, the next theme is Something!



We’ll be back again next week and with any luck, we’ll talk about something.

Tracklisting

Intro
Nuttin’ But A “G” Thang – Dr. Dre Featuring Snoop Dogg (background)
Nothing – The Fugs
Don’t Say Nothin’ (Bad About My Baby) – The Cookies
There Is Nothin’ Like A Dame – Sammy Davis Jr.
Sweet Nothin’s – Brenda Lee (Little Miss Dynamite)
I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’ – Frank Sinatra (Mr. Frank)
It’s Nothing To Me – Harry Johnson
Nothing But The Wheel – Peter Wolf (w/ Mick Jagger)
No Love, No Nothin’ – Marlene Dietrich
Nothing Takes The Place Of You – Toussaint McCall
I Ain’t Got Nothing But The Blues – Mose Allison
That Ain’t Nothin’ But Right – Mac Curtis
You Ain’t Nothin’ But Fine – Rockin’ Sidney
Nothing – Townes Van Zandt
Outro

Next Week Something

Here she be Dylanite dogs !


The full show on one mp3;

http://www.sendspace.com/file/n6gvfd

Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s;

http://rapidshare.com/files/183353800/3 … 1-2009.zip



Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!




January 16, 2009 Posted by | Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt, TTRH Season 3, William Zantzinger, _ART, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC, _POETRY | Leave a comment

TTRH3.11 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 11 ‘Work’


Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 11

Work

Original Airdate January 7, 2009

(Streaming Country Pie Vers.)

Mp3 @ 256 kbps/ 136 MB/ RS + ES

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Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for Labour Dreams, Toiling Themes and Workman
Schemes

What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.

– William Shakespeare



No man is born into the world whose work

Is not born with him; there is always work

And tools to work withal, for those who will….

-James Russell Lowell


It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.

-Charles Baudelaire





What about your hypocratic oath, Doc?



The song title’s long, but the artist’s name is short.


Big boss man
Can you hear me when I call
Big boss man
Can you hear me when I call
Oh, you ain‘t so big
You‘re just tall, that‘s all

You got me working, boss man
Working ’round the clock
I want me a drink of water
You won’t let me stop
You big boss man
Can you hear me when I call?
Oh, you ain’t so big
You just tall, that’s all

Gonna get myself a boss man
One gonna treat me right
Work me hard in the day time
But I’ll sure rest easy at night
Big boss man
Can you hear me when I call?
Oh, you ain‘t so big
You just tall, that‘s all

by Al Dixon & A. Smith


I wonder which is worse, Street Prostitute or Poultry Processor? Well, anyway, both of them probably hate Mondays. So here’s their National Anthem.



Famous people don’t start out famous.



Some jobs are timeless and will never disappear. Such as gigolos ……


They call it stormy Moday, but Tuesday’s just as bad
They call it stormy Moday, but Tuesday’s just as bad
Wednesday’s worse, and Thursday’s also sad

Yes the eagle flies on Friday, and Saturday I go out to play
Eagle flies on Friday, and Saturday I go out to play
Sunday I go to church, then I kneel down and pray

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy on me
Lord have mercy, my heart’s in misery
Crazy about my baby, yes, send her back to me

– T-Bone Walker


If I had to work for any Boss, I’d want it to be Bruce Springsteen




I don’t mind working, ’cause I used to be jerking off most of my time in bars,
I’ve been a cabbie and a stock clerk and a soda-fountain jock-jerk
And a manic mechanic on cars.
It’s nice work if you can get it, now who the hell said it?
I got money to spend on my gal,
But the work never stops, and I’ll be busting my chops
Working for Joe and Sal.

And I can’t wait to get off work and see my baby,
She said she’d leave the porch light on for me.
I’m disheveled and I’m disdainful and I’m distracted and it’s painful,
But this job sweeping up here is gainfully employing me tonight.

Well “Tom, do this” and “Tom, do that”, and “Tom, don’t do that”,
Count the cash, clean the oven, dump the trash,
Oh your loving is a rare and a copacetic gift,
And I’m a moonlight watch manic, it’s hard to be romantic
Sweeping up over by the cigarette machine,
Sweeping up over by the cigarette machine…

I can’t wait to get off work and see my baby
She’ll be waiting up with a magazine for me.
Clean the bathrooms and clean ’em good, oh your loving I wish you would
Come down here and sweep a-me off my feet, this broom’ll have to be my baby,
If I hurry, I just might get off before the dawn’s early light.


– Tom Waits




Well, Merle, I’m know they’d like it on whatever planet you’re thinking about sending it to.


I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear;
Those of mechanics—each one singing his, as it should be, blithe and strong;
The carpenter singing his, as he measures his plank or beam,
The mason singing his, as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work;
The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat—the deckhand singing on the steamboat deck;
The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench—the hatter singing as he stands;
The wood-cutter’s song—the ploughboy’s, on his way in the morning, or at the noon intermission, or at sundown;
The delicious singing of the mother—or of the young wife at work—or of the girl sewing or washing—Each singing what belongs to her, and to none else;
The day what belongs to the day—At night, the party of young fellows, robust, friendly,
Singing, with open mouths, their strong melodious songs.

– Walt Whitman





People don’t want to hear about what your dog did last week …



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

Just reminds me, I forgot to go to work again today! Oh Fuck!

Another excellent show. Lot’s of great info and facts, corny jokes and witticisms.

And job interview advice too! I’m gonna really need that after I get sacked tomorrow!

The great Tom Waits is on board again with a fine track.

Loads more amazing music too with some stone-cold classics.

Of course also there are a few wonderfully obscure tracks – none moreso than the very strange The Coat And The Pants Do All The Work by Harry Reser!

A wonderful show!!

Can’t wait for the next one. We don’t know what the next theme is though as the show cuts out just as “Pierre” announces it!



See you round the water cooler
!

Tracklisting

Intro

First, You’ve Got To Recognize God – Burnadettes

Stormy Monday – T-Bone Walker

Workingman’s Blues – Merle Haggard

Big Boss Man – Jimmy Reed

Nice Work If You Can Get It – Sarah Vaughan

Payday – Jesse Winchester

Gotta Find A Job – Lee Dorsey

The Coat And The Pants Do All The Work – Harry Reser

I Can’t Work No Longer – Billy Butler & The Enchanters

I’ll Do Anything But Work – Ray Charles

Payday Blues – Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks

Wants Ads – Honey Cone

Whistle While You Work – Adriana Caselotti

Call My Job – Detroit Junior

I Can’t Wait To Get Off Work (and See My Baby On Montgomery Avenue) – Tom Waits

You Got To Have A Job – Marva Whitney

Outro

Here she be Dylanite dogs !


The full show on one mp3;

http://www.sendspace.com/file/h3g23c

Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s;


http://rapidshare.com/files/180869020/3.11_TTR_Work_7-1-2009.zip



Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!




January 13, 2009 Posted by | Tom Waits, TTRH Season 3, _ART, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC, _POETRY | Leave a comment

TTRH3.10x Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Repeat ‘Christmas’

Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3 – Repeat

Christmas

Misc /mp3 192 kbps/ 82 MB/ RS

Theme Time Radio Hour – Your home for Yuletide Dreams, Xmas-Tree Themes and Santa Schemes


Well it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And for the next couple of hours, it’s going to sound like Christmas too. This is the special yuletide extravaganza edition of TTRH, chock full of Christmas themes, holiday dreams, and jingle bell schemes.


I heard the bells on Christmas Day

Their old familiar carols play,

And wild and sweet

The words repeat

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,

The belfries of all Christendom

Had rolled along

The unbroken song

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till, ringing, singing on its way

The world revolved from night to day,

A voice, a chime,

A chant sublime

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each bleak, accursed mouth

The cannon thundered in the South,

And with the sound

The Carols drowned

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;

‘There is no peace on earth,’ I said;

‘For hate is strong,

And mocks the song

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!’

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:

‘God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!

The Wrong shall fail,

The Right prevail,

With peace on earth, good-will to men!’

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas ?

People all over the world forgot about Merry

Too busy fighting wars

Trying to make it to Mars

Searching for light and can’t seem to find the right star

Searching for light and can’t seem to find the right star

Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas ?

-The Staple Singers



Some people call Bob Seger the poor man’s Bruce Springsteen, but personally, I always thought Bruce was the rich man’s Bob Seger. I love ‘em both though.




I think it’s actually against the law to do a Christmas programme and not play one of Charles Brown’s songs … this is one of the best.

Dylan’s magnificent and seminal Theme Time Radio Hour series continues with this episode themed on Christmas, that time for families to bicker and fight; that time for getting drunk in the morning, staying drunk all day and watching repeats of rubbish movies on TV!

Of course, being XFM, this is another repeat! Even worse, this time doubly so!! This was originally the 34th episode of Series 1 and was a special Two-Hour Episode themed on Christmas and New Year’s. It was repeated already in Season 2! Here she be again! Great work on the “recycling”, XFM!

“Mommy quick come here
Santa’s sweaty and he smells of beer”
He says “kid shut your mouth, you give me a headache”
And he’s jolly and hairy
But it’s hard to be merry
When the guys at the bar all say he looks like a fairy
But he’s doing it just for the loot
The man in the Santa suit

Fountains of Wayne


Right now we’d like to say Feliz Navidad to all of our Cuban Friends!


King Stitt was a toaster, and I don’t mean you could put bread in him…That was so good we might play it twice!



To all of our friends listening in behind bars, we know you made mistakes, we’re sorry you have to be there, but Merry Christmas to all of you, from all of us here, at Theme Time Radio Hour.


Yap, it’s another repeat! Being atheist and a tad cynical, we’re not big fans of the whole Christmas debacle! That’s why roykeanz changed his forename by deed poll to Scrooge! However, there are a lot of things we like in this show!

Lotsa literary stuff, as usual. There’s a reading by Dylan of the 1822 poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore; as well as a reading of the 1862 poem “Christmas Bells” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Some Charlie Dickens also!

That vile cretin Oliver Cromwell rather strangely gets spoken about. Damned seventeenth century puritans! Almost as bad as all these fucking twenty-first century puritans!

Lotsa guest this week. We get Matt Groening, Steven Wright, Barry White and others.

Typically varied songs across the show, of so many various musical styles – blues, punk, ballad, jazz, rock steady, reggae, Cuban, South African, etc etc etc!

Some great blues tracks here by the likes of Hop Wilson and Sonny Boy Williamson as well as a “non-blues” track from the great bluesman Leadbelly.

Some really good numbers such as that from Gerry Mulligan & Judy Holiday, The Bellrays,Bob Dorough & Miles Davis etc.

I liked the title of this one; I Want A Casting Couch For Christmas!! We guess that Marilyn Monroe wrote the lyrics!

Of course, being Xmas, a few of the songs are turkeys! We’ll let em slide!

Bob is in rare form with the witticisms and the bad jokes! He must’ve had his snout in the Christmas punch bowl (or around the Xmas pipe!) for a few hours before recording!


If you’re spending Christmas in Jamaica, you might see Santa riding a cart and a donkey !

I don’t need to tell you anything more about Sonny Boy Williamson, we’ve played him a lot on TTRH. Here’s Sonny Boy with his hands in his baby’s dresser drawer, and you wouldn’t believe what he’s trying to find!




One of the most popular features on Theme Time Radio Hour is the double entendre – the song that says one thing and maybe means another. This one skates dangerously close to being a single entendre … Kay Martin played in a lot of hotel lounges; our paths crossed more than once when I was on the road. She’s a fine performer, always put on a good show!



By the mid-60’s Nancy Wilson was the second biggest seller on Capital Records. You know who number one was? That’s right, Glen Campbell! ….. Nah, I’m just kidding. It was the Beatles.

The Three Wise Men – Caspar, Balthazar, and Melchior. Three names you don’t hear much any more – well, except for Balthazar!

According to research, the most popular resolution in early Babylonia was to return borrowed farm equipment … I wish Harold would bring back my lawn mower.






Irving Berlin struggled with writing a Christmas song. He stayed up all night writing it. The next day he told his secretary, ‘Grab your pen, and take down this song, I just wrote the best song I’ve ever written. Hell, I just wrote the best song anybody’s ever written.’ That’s pretty confident.



We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, a pocket full of money and a cellar full of beer.



Tracklisting

Swinging For Christmas (Boppin’ For Santa) – Tom Archia – (1948)

Christmas Is A-Comin’ – Leadbelly – (194?)

A Party For Santa Claus – Lord Nelson – (1963)

Sock It To Me Santa – Bob Seger & The Last Heard – (1966)

Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas ? – The Staple Singers – (1970)

Please Come Home For Christmas – Charles Brown – (1960)

Jingle Bells – Johnny Paycheck – (1967)

It Must Be Christmas – Gerry Mulligan & Judy Holiday – (1961)

Christmas Morning – Titus Turner – (1952)

Poor Old Rudolph – The Bellrays – (2001)

Blue Xmas – Bob Dorough & Miles Davis – (1962)

Far Away Christmas Blues – Little Esther & Johnny Otis Orchestra – (1950

Beatniks Wish – Patsy Raye & The Beatniks – (1959)

Don’t Believe In Christmas – The Sonics – (1965)

Christmas Tree – King Stitt – (1969)

Silent Night – Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns – (1962)

Must Be Santa – Brave Combo – (1991)

Mambo Santa Mambo – The Enchanters – (1957)

Fiesta De Navidad – Celia Cruz & La Senora Matancera – (1961)

Merry Christmas Darling – Hop Wilson & His Buddies – (1960)

Merry Merry Christmas – Alton Davis & The Lipsticks – (1972)

The Merriest – June Christy – (1961)

Truckin’ Trees For Christmas – Red Simpson – (1961)

Christmas In Jail – The Youngsters – (1956)

I Want A Casting Couch For Christmas – Kay Martin & Her Body Guards – (1962)

Santa Claus – Sonny Boy Williamson II – (1960)

Hello Mr. New Year – Cool Breezers – (?)

Happy Christmas, Happy New Year – Mabel Mafuya – (1958)

Christmas To New Year’s – The Larks – (1951)

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve – Nancy Wilson – (1965)

Here she be Dylanite dogs – in two different forms!

The full show on one mp3;

Xmas part 1

Xmas part 2

Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s;

Part1

Part 2

INDEX FOR ALL TTRH SERIES 2 SHOWS – CLICK HERE !!!!



December 24, 2008 Posted by | Music_ClassicRock, TTRH Season 3, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

TTRH3.10 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 10 ‘Numbers (11 and Up)’

Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 10

Numbers (11 and Up)

Original Airdate December 17, 2008

(Streaming Country Pie Vers.)

Mp3 @ 256 kbps/ 136 MB/ RS + ES

Absolute Sound Recorder > Sound Forge 6.0 > FLAC Frontend


Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for Digit Dreams, Figure Themes and
Numerical Schemes

The sands are number’d that make up my life.

– William Shakespeare





Numbers are intellectual witnesses that belong only to mankind.

-Aristotle; Metaphysica (10f-1045a)



Once hanky panky gets into your brain pan, you gotta do something, or it’s going to haunt you.


A witty statesman said, you might prove anything by figures.

-Thomas Carlyle

Forty days and forty nights
Since my baby left this town
Sunshinin’ all day long
But the rain keep comin’ down
She’s my life I need her so
Why she left I just don’t know
Forty days and forty nights
Since I set right down and cried
Keep rainin’ all the time
But the river is runnin’ dry
Lord help me it just ain’t right
I love that girl with all-a my might
Forty days and forty nights
Since my baby broke my heart
Searchin’ for her in a while
Like a blind man in the dark
Love can make a poor man rich
Or break his heart I don’t know which
Forty days and forty nights
Like a ship out on the sea
Prayin’ for her each night
That she would come back-a home to me
Life is love and love is right
I hope she come back home tonight


-Muddy Waters


For those of you who are not musically inclined, this will help you count out the number twelve.



Keep listening Donald and don’t send me any more e-mails.

All you girls think the days are gone
You don’t have to worry, you can have your fun
Take me, baby, for your little boy
Three hundred pounds of heavenly joy
This is it
This is it
Look what you get

You been creeping and hiding behind his back
‘Cause you got you a man that you don’t like
Throw that Jack, baby, outta your mind
Follow me, baby, have a real good time
This is it
This is it
Look what you get

Hoy! Hoy! I’m the boy
Three hundred pounds of heavenly joy
I’m so glad that you understand
Three hundred pounds of muscle and man
This is it
This is it
Look what you get

If the men’s all mad then the women’s glad
If the little kids’ happy then the old folk’s mad
I’m so glad that you understand
Three hundred pounds of muscle and man
This is it
This is it
Look what you get



Here’s Ann Peebles singing a song about herself, 99 LBS. Or as they call it in Hollywood, “chubby”.



25 lbs. of pure cane sugar
In each and every kiss
You wouldn’t know what I’m talking about
If you never had lovin’ like this
I don’t mean to be brash
Just know it’s a natural fact
Good things come in small packages
You’ll have to agree to that

99 lbs. of natural born goodness yo
99 lbs. of soul
Now I’m 99 lbs. of natural goodness yo
99 lbs. of soul

25 lbs. of tenderness in each and every touch
25 lbs. of understanding my man
And I don’t want me to worry too much
24 lbs of something else that I can’t even name
And it all adds up to 99 lbs
All put together in a fine white frame

And I’m 99 lbs of natural born goodness
99 lbs of soul
Let me tell you now
I’m 99 lbs of natural born goodness

-Ann Peebles


I heard of a place where you give them your telephone number and they tell you what you had for lunch today


All you girls think the days are gone
You don’t have to worry, you can have your fun
Take me, baby, for your little boy
Three hundred pounds of heavenly joy
This is it
This is it
Look what you get

You been creeping and hiding behind his back
‘Cause you got you a man that you don’t like
Throw that Jack, baby, outta your mind
Follow me, baby, have a real good time
This is it
This is it
Look what you get

Hoy! Hoy! I’m the boy
Three hundred pounds of heavenly joy
I’m so glad that you understand
Three hundred pounds of muscle and man
This is it
This is it
Look what you get

If the men’s all mad then the women’s glad
If the little kids’ happy then the old folk’s mad
I’m so glad that you understand
Three hundred pounds of muscle and man
This is it
This is it
Look what you get

-Howlin’ Wolf


Merle writes about everything






There’s a song John Lee Hooker never heard.


Dylan’s magnificent and seminal Theme Time Radio Hour series continues into Season 3 with this great show on the theme of Numbers – but this time from 11 up!

Another excellent show. Lot’s of naughty references! The great Tom Waits once again. Some amazing music with a few wonderfully obscure tracks.



Have a happy holiday and we’ll see you on the back side.



Tracklisting

Intro
36-22-36 Bobby “Blue” Bland
30 Pieces Of Silver – Prince Buster
Forty Days And Forty Nights – Muddy Waters
1000,000 Women Can’t Be Wrong – Lattie Moore
Girl Fifteen – Floyd Dixon
36 Inches High – Jim Ford
Ninety Nine – Sonny Boy Williamson
54 46 Was My Number – Toots & the Maytals
39-21-46 – The Showmen
Rocket 69 – Todd Rhodes
A Man With One Million Dollars – Joe Mooney Quartet
99 Pounds – Ann Peebles
Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy – Howlin’ Wolf
12 Bar Blues – NRBQ
C’mon Sixty Five – Merle Haggard
Outro


Next Week: Special Encore of Christmas

Here she be Dylanite dogs !


The full show on one mp3;

http://www.sendspace.com/file/cz1x9e

Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s;

http://rapidshare.com/files/174456751/3 … 2-2008.zip



Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!




December 24, 2008 Posted by | TTRH Season 3, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

TTRH3.9 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 9 ‘FAMOUS PEOPLE’

Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 9

Famous People

Original Airdate December 10, 2008

(Streaming Country Pie Vers.)

Mp3 @ 256 kbps/ 136 MB/ RS + ES

Absolute Sound Recorder > Sound Forge 6.0 > FLAC Frontend


Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for Celebrity Dreams, Renown Themes and Superstar Schemes

Glory is like a circle in the water,
Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself,
Till by broad spreading it disperses to naught.

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)



He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar.

Chuang-tzu (369 BC – 286 BC), The Great Supreme


Some of the most famous people around are criminals. Have you thought about a life of crime?

– Bob Dylan



Not everyone loved the Beatles.

– Bob Dylan



Ida Lupino was a femme fatale.

– Bob Dylan

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think you’d name an airport after a guy who died in a plane crash.

– Bob Dylan


blue Gene baby

skinny white sailor,
the chances were slender
the beauties were brief
shall I mourn you decline
with some thunderbird wine
and a black handkerchief?
I miss your sad Virginia whisper
I miss the voice that called my heart

sweet Gene Vincent
young and old and gone
sweet Gene Vincent

Who, who, who slapped John?

white face, black shirt
white socks, black shoes
black hair, white stet
bled white, died black

sweet Gene Vincent
let the blue roll tonight
at the sock hop ball in the union hall
where the bop is there delight

here come duck-tailed Danny dragging Uncanny Annie
she’s the one with the flying feet
you can break the peace daddy sickle grease
the beat is reet complete
and you jump back honey in the dungarees
tight sweater and a pony tail
will you guess her age when she comes back stage?
the hoodlums bite their nails

black gloves, white frost
black crepe, white lead
white sheet, black knight
jet black, dead white

sweet Gene Vincent
there’s one in every town
and the devil drives ’till the hearse arrives
and you lay that pistol down

sweet Gene Vincent
there’s nowhere left to hide
with lazy skin and ash-tray eyes
a perforated pride

so farewell mademoiselle, knicker-bocker hotel
farewell to money owed
but when your leg still hurts and you need more shirts
you got to get back on the road

-Ian Dury



You may be forgotten by most Ida, but you’re surely not forgotten here.

– Bob Dylan




I’d rather be thin than famous,
I don’t wanta be fat,
And a woman throws me outta bed
Callin me Gordo, & everytime
I bend
to pickup
my suspenders
from the davenport
floor I explode
loud huge grunt-o
and disgust
every one
in the familio

I’d rather be thin than famous
But I’m fat

Paste that in yr. Broadway Show


– Jack Kerouac





That’s a little tip out there for you kids, editing is an important part of songwriting

– Bob Dylan




Sure he says that. But offer him a pot of ale and safety and see what he does.

– Bob Dylan


Say, where did I see this guy?
In red river?
Or a place in the sun?
Maybe the misfits?
Or from here to eternity?

Everybody say, is he all right?
And everybody say, whats he like?
Everybody say, he sure look funny.
Thats…montgomery clift, honey!

New york, new york, new york, 42nd street
Hustlers rustle and pimps pimp the beat
Monty clift is recognized at dawn
He aint got no shoes and his clothes are torn

I see a car smashed at night
Cut the applause and dim the light
Montys face is broken on a wheel
Is he alive? can he still feel?

Nembutol numbs it all
But I prefer alcohol

He said go out and get me my old movie stills
Go out and get me another roll of pills
There I go again shaking, but I aint got the chills

Arrrghhhgorra buh bhuh do arrrrgggghhhhnnnn!!!!

– Strummer / Jones




His epitaph was “I never met a man I didn’t like.” I could have introduced him to a few.


– Bob Dylan


It’s hard to discover a land that has as many people living in it than the land that he left!

– Bob Dylan


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

I imagine you could write a very good song about Tom Hanks.

– Bob Dylan


Another fabulous show!

We really loved this one!

A great theme and some fascinating stuff. As well as loadsa corny jokes and witticisms. Starting with a wonderful piss-take on Andy Warhol’s famous quote on fame!

Some great extracts and lots of wonderful movie references this week too.

Jack is back. Yap, Jack Kerouac again, this time with the quirky poem ‘I’d Rather Be Thin Than Famous’!

Loadsa other literary references as usual, too from Willy the Shake to Mark Twain to Emily D to Robby Burns to Sammy Johnson and many more.


There are benefits to being captain.

– Bob Dylan


Wonderful music this week, as usual.

Very eclectic. Pop to ska to blues to country to pop to punk to jazz to soul to reggae … and everything in between!

A few real obscure tracks this week.

We really really liked the inclusion of the wonderful “Sweet Gene Vincent” by Ian Drury & The Blockheads, and the lesser known Clash track “The Right Profile”.

Most of the rest too! Maybe not the Paul Simon track though!

Next Week: Numbers (from 11 on up)



So long Paul. So long Artie.

– Bob Dylan


Tracklisting

01 Opening
02 Jack Palance – The Mighty Sparrow
03 “More Jack Palance”
04 “The Female Elvis”
05 My Boy Elvis – Janis Martin
06 “Occupations of Famous People”
07 Gene Vincent”
08 Sweet Gene Vincent – Ian Drury & The Blockheads
09 “Twain on Fame”
10 Lee Van Cleef – King Stitt
11 “Hanks, Emerson & Shakespeare”
12 Meet James Ensor – They Might Be Giants
13 “A Face In The Crowd”
14 Christopher Columbus – Dinah Washington
15 “Colonel Sanders and Fame”
16 “Liberace”
17 Hey Liberace! – Charlie Adams
18 “Famous Animals”
19 Beatles Got To Go – Ken Lazarus & Keith Lyn
20 Ida Lupino – Paul Bley
21 “Will and Wiley”
22 Fate Of Will Rogers And Wiley Post – Bill Cox
23 I’d Rather Be Thin Than Famous – Jack Kerouac
24 Phone Call
25 The Right Profile – The Clash
26 “Montgomery Cliff”
27 “Harlow And Bern”
28 Jean Harlow – Leadbelly
29 Marilyn Monroe Mambo – Prez Prado
30 So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright – Simon And Garfunkel
31 “More Frank Lloyd Wright”
32 Closing/End Credits


Here she be Dylanite dogs !


The full show on one mp3;

http://www.sendspace.com/file/0w9p59

Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s;

http://rapidshare.com/files/173341672/3 … 2-2008.zip



Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!




December 16, 2008 Posted by | TTRH Season 3, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

TTRH3.9 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 9 ‘FAMOUS PEOPLE’

Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 9

Famous People

Original Airdate December 10, 2008

(Streaming Country Pie Vers.)

Mp3 @ 256 kbps/ 136 MB/ RS + ES

Absolute Sound Recorder > Sound Forge 6.0 > FLAC Frontend


Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for Celebrity Dreams, Renown Themes and Superstar Schemes

Glory is like a circle in the water,
Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself,
Till by broad spreading it disperses to naught.

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)



He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar.

Chuang-tzu (369 BC – 286 BC), The Great Supreme


Some of the most famous people around are criminals. Have you thought about a life of crime?

– Bob Dylan



Not everyone loved the Beatles.

– Bob Dylan



Ida Lupino was a femme fatale.

– Bob Dylan

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think you’d name an airport after a guy who died in a plane crash.

– Bob Dylan


blue Gene baby

skinny white sailor,
the chances were slender
the beauties were brief
shall I mourn you decline
with some thunderbird wine
and a black handkerchief?
I miss your sad Virginia whisper
I miss the voice that called my heart

sweet Gene Vincent
young and old and gone
sweet Gene Vincent

Who, who, who slapped John?

white face, black shirt
white socks, black shoes
black hair, white stet
bled white, died black

sweet Gene Vincent
let the blue roll tonight
at the sock hop ball in the union hall
where the bop is there delight

here come duck-tailed Danny dragging Uncanny Annie
she’s the one with the flying feet
you can break the peace daddy sickle grease
the beat is reet complete
and you jump back honey in the dungarees
tight sweater and a pony tail
will you guess her age when she comes back stage?
the hoodlums bite their nails

black gloves, white frost
black crepe, white lead
white sheet, black knight
jet black, dead white

sweet Gene Vincent
there’s one in every town
and the devil drives ’till the hearse arrives
and you lay that pistol down

sweet Gene Vincent
there’s nowhere left to hide
with lazy skin and ash-tray eyes
a perforated pride

so farewell mademoiselle, knicker-bocker hotel
farewell to money owed
but when your leg still hurts and you need more shirts
you got to get back on the road

-Ian Dury



You may be forgotten by most Ida, but you’re surely not forgotten here.

– Bob Dylan




I’d rather be thin than famous,
I don’t wanta be fat,
And a woman throws me outta bed
Callin me Gordo, & everytime
I bend
to pickup
my suspenders
from the davenport
floor I explode
loud huge grunt-o
and disgust
every one
in the familio

I’d rather be thin than famous
But I’m fat

Paste that in yr. Broadway Show


– Jack Kerouac





That’s a little tip out there for you kids, editing is an important part of songwriting

– Bob Dylan




Sure he says that. But offer him a pot of ale and safety and see what he does.

– Bob Dylan


Say, where did I see this guy?
In red river?
Or a place in the sun?
Maybe the misfits?
Or from here to eternity?

Everybody say, is he all right?
And everybody say, whats he like?
Everybody say, he sure look funny.
Thats…montgomery clift, honey!

New york, new york, new york, 42nd street
Hustlers rustle and pimps pimp the beat
Monty clift is recognized at dawn
He aint got no shoes and his clothes are torn

I see a car smashed at night
Cut the applause and dim the light
Montys face is broken on a wheel
Is he alive? can he still feel?

Nembutol numbs it all
But I prefer alcohol

He said go out and get me my old movie stills
Go out and get me another roll of pills
There I go again shaking, but I aint got the chills

Arrrghhhgorra buh bhuh do arrrrgggghhhhnnnn!!!!

– Strummer / Jones




His epitaph was “I never met a man I didn’t like.” I could have introduced him to a few.


– Bob Dylan


It’s hard to discover a land that has as many people living in it than the land that he left!

– Bob Dylan


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

I imagine you could write a very good song about Tom Hanks.

– Bob Dylan


Another fabulous show!

We really loved this one!

A great theme and some fascinating stuff. As well as loadsa corny jokes and witticisms. Starting with a wonderful piss-take on Andy Warhol’s famous quote on fame!

Some great extracts and lots of wonderful movie references this week too.

Jack is back. Yap, Jack Kerouac again, this time with the quirky poem ‘I’d Rather Be Thin Than Famous’!

Loadsa other literary references as usual, too from Willy the Shake to Mark Twain to Emily D to Robby Burns to Sammy Johnson and many more.


There are benefits to being captain.

– Bob Dylan


Wonderful music this week, as usual.

Very eclectic. Pop to ska to blues to country to pop to punk to jazz to soul to reggae … and everything in between!

A few real obscure tracks this week.

We really really liked the inclusion of the wonderful “Sweet Gene Vincent” by Ian Drury & The Blockheads, and the lesser known Clash track “The Right Profile”.

Most of the rest too! Maybe not the Paul Simon track though!

Next Week: Numbers (from 11 on up)



So long Paul. So long Artie.

– Bob Dylan


Tracklisting

01 Opening
02 Jack Palance – The Mighty Sparrow
03 “More Jack Palance”
04 “The Female Elvis”
05 My Boy Elvis – Janis Martin
06 “Occupations of Famous People”
07 Gene Vincent”
08 Sweet Gene Vincent – Ian Drury & The Blockheads
09 “Twain on Fame”
10 Lee Van Cleef – King Stitt
11 “Hanks, Emerson & Shakespeare”
12 Meet James Ensor – They Might Be Giants
13 “A Face In The Crowd”
14 Christopher Columbus – Dinah Washington
15 “Colonel Sanders and Fame”
16 “Liberace”
17 Hey Liberace! – Charlie Adams
18 “Famous Animals”
19 Beatles Got To Go – Ken Lazarus & Keith Lyn
20 Ida Lupino – Paul Bley
21 “Will and Wiley”
22 Fate Of Will Rogers And Wiley Post – Bill Cox
23 I’d Rather Be Thin Than Famous – Jack Kerouac
24 Phone Call
25 The Right Profile – The Clash
26 “Montgomery Cliff”
27 “Harlow And Bern”
28 Jean Harlow – Leadbelly
29 Marilyn Monroe Mambo – Prez Prado
30 So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright – Simon And Garfunkel
31 “More Frank Lloyd Wright”
32 Closing/End Credits


Here she be Dylanite dogs !


The full show on one mp3;

http://www.sendspace.com/file/0w9p59

Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s;

http://rapidshare.com/files/173341672/3 … 2-2008.zip



Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!




December 16, 2008 Posted by | TTRH Season 3, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

TTRH3.8 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 8 ‘STREET MAP’

Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 8

Street Map

Original Airdate December 3, 2008

(Streaming Country Pie Vers.)

Mp3 @ 256 kbps/ 136 MB/ RS + ES

Absolute Sound Recorder > Sound Forge 6.0 > FLAC Frontend

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We’ll just put some bleachers out in the sun and have it on Highway 61

-R. Zimmerman


“The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.”

– Josh Billings


Today, we’re gonna walk down that weary road.

– Bob Dylan

“As life runs on, the road grows strange With faces new,-and near the end The milestones into headstones change, ‘Neath every one a friend.”

– James Russel Lowell


Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for Highway Dreams, Avenue Themes and Street Schemes



Back in the 60s I used to hear the word “groovy” all the time. I had no idea what people were talking about.

– Bob Dylan

At the dark end of the street
That is where we always meet
Hiding in shadows where we don’t belong
Living in darkness, to hide alone
You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me
I know a time has gonna take it’s toll
We have to pay for the love we stole
It’s a sin and we know it’s wrong
Oh, our love keeps going on strong
Steal away to the dark end of the street
You and me
They gonna find us, they gonna find us
They gonna find us love someday
You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me
When the daylight all goes around
And by chance we’re both down the town
Please meet, just walk, walk on by
Oh, darling, please don’t you cry
You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me





I may not be a Rhodes Scholar but I got my share of street smarts.

– Bob Dylan



Here’s a really interesting 90 seconds of music.

– Bob Dylan



Trailers for sale or rent
Rooms to let…fifty cents.
No phone, no pool, no pets
I ain’t got no cigarettes
Ah, but..two hours of pushin’ broom
Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
I’m a man of means by no means
King of the road.

Third boxcar, midnight train
Destination…Bangor, Maine.
Old worn out clothes and shoes,
I don’t pay no union dues,
I smoke old stogies I have found
Short, but not too big around
I’m a man of means by no means
King of the road.

I know every engineer on every train
All of their children, and all of their names
And every handout in every town
And every lock that ain’t locked
When no one’s around.

I sing,
Trailers for sale or rent
Rooms to let, fifty cents
No phone, no pool, no pets
I ain’t got no cigarettes
Ah, but, two hours of pushin’ broom
Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
I’m a man of means by no means
King of the road.

– Roger Miller


You are HERE.

– Bob Dylan




Coming in a number One is Second Street.

– Bob Dylan



I’m a rollin stone all alone and lost
For a life of sin I have paid the cost
When I pass by all the people say
Just another guy on the lost highway

Just a deck of cards and a jug of wine
And a womans lies makes a life like mine
O the day we met, I went astray
I started rolling down that lost highway

I was just a lad, nearly 22
Neither good nor bad, just a kid like you
And now Im lost, too late to pray
Lord I take a cost, o the lost highway

Now boys dont start to ramblin round
On this road of sin are you sorrow bound
Take my advice or youll curse the day
You started rollin down that lost highway

Hank Williams




I’ve got friends who are taller than that street.

– Bob Dylan


Dylan’s magnificent and seminal Theme Time Radio Hour series continues into Season 3 with this wonderful show on the expansive theme of Road Maps!

I am talking to a couple of car companies about possibly being the voice of their GPS system …

– Bob Dylan


Another fabulous show! There was really nothing much to dislike about this episode (with the exception of Green Day)!

Eclectic range of topics discussed. Some fascinating stuff. Find out about some celebrity deaths!

A nice tribute to sometime Dylan collaborator Jim Dickinson.

Shitloads of witticisms and corny jokes too!

Surreally, a snippet from supreme innovators – but not remotely in what would be considered Dylan’s mileau! – Kraftwerk! Aus dem Lautsprecher klingt es dann, Wir fah’rn auf der Autobahn ! The first German music played on TTRH?

Lots of literary references including Dylan hero and author of the classic “On the Road“, Jack Kerouac! Also others such as Tennesse Williams and great poet Carl Sandburg, etc.

Bob also advises those of us who didn’t already know about Percy Mayfield to go and download some of Bob’s previous shows – illegally!! Nice!

I just want to take a moment to talk about some of the Streets I’m particularly fond of. The first one is Diller Street. She was Perry Mason’s assistant.

– Bob Dylan


Take a left at the next street! No, a right! You know what, just go straight.

– Bob Dylan GPS system!

Wonderful music this week, as usual.

Pop to ska to jazz to country to gospel to emo to blues to soul … and everything in between!

Lots of truly classic acts – none moreso than the supremely influential (on Dylan and countless others) Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams and Roger Miller! The great Ray Charles too – twice represented (once indirectly).

Lots of truly classic tracks also and a few amazing rarities.

We really really liked the fantastic early acapella demo version of the Ray Charles smash, Hit The Road, Jack by the song’s writer Percy Mayfield! Stupendous stuff!

And Mississippi Fred McDowell’s great track about Dylan’s beloved Highway 61 !

Most of the rest too!

We won’t mention Green Day though! Oops we did!

And perhaps too, things would’ve been better without the mawkish Little Feat track.

All in all a wonderfully enjoyable show! That’s why we played it about 100 times consecutively!

Next week’s show is on the topic of Famous People! Maybe a full show about His Bobness – surely the greatest person of all time in this or any other Universe! Even moreso than say Darwin (who’s real but not really famous relative to his impact on the world – thanks creationist morons!) or God (not real but kinda famous!)!

Since there is a distinct correlation between fame and dumbness, expect a show chock full of magnificent muzak from the likes of Britney, Paris, Christina … and any number of other amoeba-brained skanks!!


Tracklisting

01 Opening
02 14th Street – Laura Cantrell
03 “Fourteenth St and The Pilgrim Travelers”
04 Straight Street – The Pilgrim Travelers
05 “Straight, Long, Tall & Gold Streets”
06 King Of The Road – Roger Miller
07 “Hobos, Tramps & Bums”
08 Lonely Avenue – Ray Charles
09 “Skid Row & Easy Street”
10 Hit The Road, Jack – Percy Mayfield
11 “Human Streets”
12 Boulevard Of Broken Dreams – Green Day
13 “Failure on Broadway”
14 Highway 61 – Mississippi Fred McDowell
15 “Famous Addresses”
16 Lost Highway – Hank Williams
17 “Last Highway”
18 Willin’ – Little Feat
19 “Gettin’ Weighed”
20 (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 – Nat King Cole
21 “Routes 66 and 90”
22 Route 90 – Clarence “Bon Ton” Garlow
23 “Most Traveled Streets with Jack Kerouac”
24 “Jim Dickinson”
25 The Dark End Of The Street – Mud Boy & The Neutrons
26 Going Down The Road Feeling Bad – Woody Guthrie
27 Closing/End Credits


Next week: Famous People …. a show not only about His Bobness!

Here she be Dylanite dogs !


The full show on one mp3;

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

Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s;

http://rapidshare.com/files/170081472/3 … 2-2008.zip



Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!




December 5, 2008 Posted by | Hank Williams, Kraftwerk, Laura Cantrell, Percy Mayfield, Woody Guthrie, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

TTRH3.7 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 7 ‘FRUIT’

Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 7

Fruit

Original Airdate November 26, 2008

(Streaming Country Pie Vers.)

Mp3 @ 256 kbps/ 136 MB/ RS + ES

Absolute Sound Recorder > Sound Forge 6.0 > FLAC Frontend



We’re gonna be going bananas.

– Bob Dylan

Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

– Matthew 12:33


Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for Citrus Dreams, Tamarillo Themes and Soursop Schemes

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

– Martin Luther


Let me take you down, cause Im going to
Strawberry fields
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hung about
Strawberry fields forever

Living is easy with eyes closed
Misunderstanding all you see
Its getting hard to be someone, but it all works out
It doesnt matter much to me

Let me take you down, cause Im going to
Strawberry fields
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hung about
Strawberry fields forever

No one, I think, is in my tree
I mean, it must be high or low
That is, you cant, you know, tune in, but its alright
That is, I think its not too bad

Let me take you down, cause Im going to
Strawberry fields
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hung about
Strawberry fields forever

Always, no, sometimes, think its me
But, you know, I know when its a dream
I think, er, no, I mean, er, yes, but its all wrong
That is, I think I disagree

Let me take you down, cause Im going to
Strawberry fields
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hung about
Strawberry fields forever
Strawberry fields forever
Strawberry fields forever


– John Lennon




A lot of math in that song.

– Bob Dylan




That’s right, you can use lemon juice to cook a fish. You heard it here first.

– Bob Dylan

Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter cry.

Abel Meeropol




We try to be educational as well as entertaining …. kind of infotational.

– Bob Dylan




I think I’m gonna play another song about bananas, just to show that guy!

– Bob Dylan


Dylan’s magnificent and seminal Theme Time Radio Hour series continues into Season 3 with this wonderful show – lighter in tone than its predecessors Blood and War ! – on the theme of Fruit!


This song carries as much weight today as it ever did.

– Bob Dylan

A wonderful show starting with a fine Ellen Barkin soliloquy … “Do you know where you children are?”

The wide ranging matters touched upon include stuff like recipes, port, the bells of St Clemons, scurvy, limeys, Crown Prince Waterford, mad hybrid Frankenstein fruits, Einstein, … and lots and lots of bananas!

Some extra servings of corny jokes this week ….. concentrate … Frank Zappa etc!

And some extra heavy servings of double-entendres!!

Lots of Brit references this week too, for some reason!

A nice and extended two-part piece about the powerful dark classic “Strange Fruit” and Lady Day! And Cassandra Wilson’s version.

Some mad ramblings again by John C Reilly!

And much much more!

Of course, loads of wonderful and typically eclectic music too! From as many genres as there are species of fruit!


I mean it was no Plumcot, but it was pretty damn good.

– Bob Dylan





Some fruit is especially bitter.

– Bob Dylan

More great songs this week. Some rather wonderfuly weird stuff, as usual!

Staring with probably the most seminal rock n’roll song, the sublime Tutti Frutti by Little Richard !

Always wonderful to hear “four Limeys from Liverpool” and the Beats classic – well, Lennon classic really – “Strawberry Fields”.

Same goes for the equally classic, but far darker, “Strange Fruit”.

Another great track from the Latin Playboys! We love those guys!

All in all though, a supremely enjoyable show!

Next Week, stay on the right road and catch Street Map!



Like Billie Holiday, I know when to make an exit.

– Bob Dylan




Tracklisting

1. Intro
2. Tutti Frutti – Little Richard (1955)
3. Peaches In The Springtime – Memphis Jug Band (1928)
4. Don’t Squeeze The Peaches – Jack Costanzo & Gerrie Woo (1968)
5. Lemon ‘N Ice – Latin Playboys (1999)
6. Cherry Oh Baby – Eric Donaldson (1971)
7. Where the Sweet Old Oranges Grow – Sam Montgomery (1936)
8. Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White – Perez Prado (1955)
9. W-P-L-J – The Four Deuces (1956)
10. Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles (1967)
11. I’m Gonna Bring A Watermelon To My Girl Tonight – The Savoy Havana Band (1924)
12. Eatin’ Watermelon – Crown Prince Waterford (1949)
13. Yes, We Have No Bananas – Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers featuring June Hutton (1948)
14. The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) – Harry Belafonte (1957)
15. Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday (1939)
16. Outro

(Bonus track: Incendiary version of Bob’s “Like a Rolling Stone” by Jimi Hendrix!)

Next Week: Street Map!

Here she be Dylanite dogs !


The full show on one mp3;




Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s;

http://rapidshare.com/files/167814339/3 … 1-2008.zip

Archive version including artwork




Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!




November 28, 2008 Posted by | _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Bob Dylan Theme Time Radio Hour Poster by Jaime Hernandez – The Movie

We love this great piece!

Excellent work from ukulele.elvis who brings to life the amazing Jaime Hernandez poster for Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour!

ukulele.elvis says “the following movie is my modest attempt to bring to life the inhabitants of the mythical Abernathy Building and the art created by Jaime Hernandez” for Dylan’s seminal TTRH!” He describes the process in more detail below.

Wonderful work mate!!!

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This movie was inspired by the incredible poster artwork Jaime Hernandez created for Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour.

View the poster here – bobdylan or forbiddenplanet

If you haven’t yet heard Dylan as DJ I suggest you do! His outstanding weekly show can be found on the XM Satellite Radio network. Ellen Barkin introduces each episode of Theme Time Radio Hour with an evocative vignette describing the nocturnal activities of the restless characters living in the big city.

It is from these spoken word vignettes that Hernandez was inspired to create his artwork.

The illustration is detailed with many of Ellen Barkin’s night time characters – some asleep, some consumed in thought, others burning the midnight oil long into the night. Prostitutes, homeless men, drunks, lost souls and lovers intersect near a street corner of the Abernathy building.

I was so fascinated by the world within this poster I set about finding all the spoken word vignettes and weaving them together into a whole.

I started from show number one and worked my way through the spoken word introductions of all 50+ episodes of Theme Time Radio Hour.

The following movie is my modest attempt to bring to life the inhabitants of the mythical Abernathy Building and the art created by Jaime Hernandez.

Contact me at – ukulele.elvis@gmail.com

Theme Time Radio Hour Poster by Jaime Hernandez – The Movie
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November 24, 2008 Posted by | Jaime Hernandez, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Bob Dylan Theme Time Radio Hour – Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask!

For fans of Bob Dylan’s amazing Theme Time Radio Hour, here’s a great piece below covering everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about the show!

From the excellent http://www.dreamtimepodcast.com

Fascinating stuff! Interesting to see the large role played in proceedings by TTRH producer, Eddie Gorodetsky.

From http://www.dreamtimepodcast.com

While we wait for Season 3, Dreamtime has put together a Frequently Asked Questions audio document for the edification, amusement, and enjoyment of our audience.

If you’re reading or listening to Dreamtime, I assume you already have some knowledge of Theme Time Radio Hour. If you don’t, the best place to get an overview/summary is the TTRH Wikipedia link. This F.A.Q. covers the common TTRH questions I’ve received over the past two years of doing Dreamtime.
Some of this information is unverified, such as the identity of “Pierre Mancini”. If I use qualifiers such as “possibly,” “probably,” and so on it means I’m taking my best guess based on available information. It doesn’t necessarily mean I’m right. Feel free to disagree.


Q: Who does the opening “Night in the Big City” introduction?

A: Ellen Barkin. The identity of the narrator was argued among TTRH fans during Season 1 until the Christmas episode was broadcast, when Barkin identified herself.

Except for announcer “Pierre Mancini” and Dylan himself, Barkin is the only continuing voice on TTRH, having introduced each episode to date except the Season 1 “Halloween” show, which was done by comedian Stephen Wright, and the Season 3 “War” episode, which used an audio collage of war-related clips in lieu of the “Night in the Big City” intro.

Q: What is the background music played in the credits?

A: “Top Cat (Underscore),” which can be found on the CD compilations, Tunes from the Toons: The Best of Hanna-Barbera and Hanna-Barbera’s Pic-a-Nic Basket of Cartoon Classics. Both compilations are out-of-print, but can be purchased from third-party sellers on both Amazon and eBay.
The music is an acoustic version of the theme song from the cartoon Top Cat, composed by Hoyt Curtin.

Q: Where can I find playlists of the music played on TTRH?

Q: Who is announcer “Pierre Mancini?”

A: Probably TTRH producer, Eddie Gorodetsky.

Q: Who is Eddie Gorodetsky?

A: Gorodetsky has had a storied career as disc jockey, writer, comedian, and television writer/producer, and in some circles he’s probably as well-known as Bob Dylan. It’s likely that their common interest in music is how he and Dylan first met. Among music collectors and music historians, Gorodetsky and his collection are legendary. For over a decade Gorodetsky distributed a tape/CD of forgotten, arcane and just plain weird Christmas music to friends and acquaintances each holiday season. Copies of those compilations – which resemble a TTRH playlist – are exceedingly rare and now sell for hundreds of dollars. They can be occasionally found on eBay, especially around the holiday season.

One commercial release of a Gorodetsky Christmas compilation, Christmas Party with Eddie G., can be found on CD, although out-of-print and becoming difficult to locate.

Before TTRH, Gorodetsky’s connection to Dylan was best-known through the television series, Dharma & Greg, where Gorodetsky was a producer and arranged a Dylan cameo appearance on the show. Gorodetsky has also appeared in Masked and Anonymous and in the Tweedle Dum & Tweedle Dee music video.

Q: What are Big Red Tree and Gray Water Park Productions?

Gray Water Park is Dylan’s production company, used to produce and finance various Dylan-related media projects, including TTRH. Big Red Tree is probably Eddie Gorodetsky’s production company, filling a similar role for him as GWPP does for Dylan.

Q: Who are the various people named in the credits?

Many of the research/production team named are long-time employees of Bob Dylan, or more accurately, Gray Water Park Productions.

Randy Ezratty is a well-known mobile recording engineer who had his own company – Effanel Music – which was purchased by XM Radio in 2006. Engineer Rob Macomber was another member of the Effanel team who is also now with XM Radio.

Coco Shinomiya is a respected graphic designer and art director, a two-time Grammy nominee, and incidentally, Eddie Gorodetsky’s wife. Shinomiya probably designed the TTRH logo. Lee Abrams was the Chief Creative Officer of XM Radio, and the prime mover in bringing Dylan to satellite radio. He has since left the company. The identity of “studio engineer, Tex Carbone” is unknown, as is the spelling of his last name.

Q: Is the Abernathy Building real?

The Abernathy Building and surrounding environs (Studio B, Samson’s Diner, Carl’s Barber Shop, etc.) exist only in the theater of the mind.

Q: Where is TTRH recorded? How is TTRH produced?

The mechanics of TTRH production are a closely-held secret, probably due to a desire to maintain the listener’s “willing suspension of disbelief” that TTRH is a vintage 1950s-era live radio show.

XM Radio representatives have noted in interviews that they receive the shows in final, finished format, not an unusual arrangement for the organization to have with independent production companies such as those behind TTRH. With the involvement of Randy Ezratty and Rob Macomber, it can be assumed that Dylan uses a mobile recording set-up to lay down his narrative tracks while on the N.E.T. or at other locations. The evidence suggests that Dylan’s narrative is recorded separately, and then edited and mixed with the music and other show elements during a post-production session, probably conducted in Los Angeles, home base of producer Gorodetsky.
One hotly-debated topic among TTRH fans is how far in advance the shows are recorded. Evidence from Season 2 – Dylan’s remarking on Ike Turner’s death shortly after that event – indicates that individual shows may be recorded two weeks or less prior to airing. On the other hand, it’s possible that the TTRH team has the capability to do last-minute edits to already completed shows when desired.
Yet another hotly-debated topic is how much involvement Dylan actually has with the show’s production past reading his scripted commentary. The evidence points to producer Gorodetsky having a strong influence on TTRH content, but it’s also likely that Dylan interjects his own music choices, thoughts and opinions.

Chronicles: Volume One confirms Dylan’s appreciation for the musicians, genres, and music played on TTRH. It’s improbable that anyone but Bob Dylan himself would suggest that he perform an a capella rendition of Take Me Out to the Ball Game, or that he play Blowin’ in the Wind on a recorder. Anyone who follows Dylan’s rare on-stage remarks in concert knows that he has a weakness for telling corny old jokes, a regular feature on TTRH. And his occasional on-air outbursts on subjects ranging from modern medical care, “commercial affiliations,” and country music all sound deeply heart-felt and personal.

Q: Which artist has had the most airplay on TTRH?

A: As of the end of Season 2 (April 2, 2008), it was George Jones, who has been played nine times on TTRH. Both Tom Waits and Dinah Washington have been played eight times each.

Q: What are “deaf poets”?

Dylan isn’t fixated on poets with hearing problems, but instead is using the hip-hop slang term “def,” as in “great,” or “definitive.”

According to Wikipedia, “def” originated in New York City in the 1980s and was accepted into the Oxford English Dictionary in 1993. Dylan or Gorodetsky may have taken the “def poet” phrase from the HBO series, Def Poetry Jam, which ran from 2002 through 2007.

Q: Where can I find the TTRH poster?

A: Commissioned by producer Eddie Gorodetsky in 2007 from artist/illustrator Jaime Hernandez, each of the poster’s scenes illustrate Ellen Barkin’s “It’s Night/Night Time in the Big City,” introductions from Season 1 of TTRH. The poster was originally available as a free high-resolution download at bobdylan.com from October 2007 through July 2008, but that link was discontinued upon the launch of the redesigned site. Bootleg print versions have occasionally appeared on eBay.

An “authorized” print version of the poster was offered to the first 5,000 people to order any one of the three Bootleg Series Volume 8 packages being sold through bobdylan.com, and it can be assumed that some of those posters will also eventually find their way to eBay.

A search through Google Images may uncover copies of the original digital file at various sites on the Web.

Q: How can I contact Bob Dylan and TTRH and will they respond?

A: XM publicizes the email address bobdylan@xmradio.com as the means to contact Dylan and the TTRH team with suggestions and questions. From all reports, email to that address either goes unanswered or occasionally generates an auto-reply noting that due to the high volume of mail received, personal responses are impossible.
Before and during Season 1, XM publicized that “Dylan will read and answer select emails on his show.” However, there’s been no evidence that any actual listener email has ever been been seen or read by Dylan. Most of the correspondence read on the show is obviously scripted, many using names of Dylan friends and acquaintances.
Q: How can I listen to TTRH?

A: The merged SIRIUS XM Radio radically changed its channel lineup on November 12, 2008. On the positive side, SIRIUS listeners are now able to receive TTRH. On the negative side, XMX Channel 2, which aired TTRH all day on Wednesdays, was taken off the air. Here’s the schedule for TTRH as of November 2008:
SIRIUS

On the SIRIUS side of the spectrum, TTRH airs on the SIRIUS version of “Deep Tracks,” (SIRIUS Channel 16) Wednesdays at 11 am ET.

“Encore” presentations air Mondays 8 pm ET, Thursdays 12 am ET, and Sundays 8 am ET, all on SIRIUS Channel 16.

XM

On the XM Radio side, TTRH also airs on Wednesdays at 11 am ET (an hour later than its first two seasons) on the XM version of “Deep Tracks,” XM Channel 40.

XM “encore” presentations on Deep Tracks Channel 40 are on Mondays at 8 PM ET, Thursdays 12 am ET, and Sundays 8 am ET, paralleling the SIRIUS Deep Tracks schedule. There are also two additional weekly “encore” shows on XM Channel 15 “The Village” on Wednesdays, 12 pm (Noon) ET, and on Mondays at 12 am (Midnight) ET.

To listen over the air requires an XM- or SIRIUS-capable radio and a subscription to the service. DirecTV subscribers can hear the show on channel 840 at Wednesdays at 10 a.m. ET. U.S. residents with a broadband internet connection can subscribe to a streaming internet version of XM Radio that includes the Deep Tracks and The Village channels. From 2006 through 2008, AOL Radio offered a streaming internet version of the show free of charge to AOL subscribers, but that service is no longer available.
In the United Kingdom, TTRH is available on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music both on air and on line (accessible to U.K. listeners only) and on-air in Ireland on Phantom 105.2. Check local listings for times.
Tangled Up in Bob (http://www.dylanradio.com) streams Dylan and Dylan-related content, including Theme Time Radio Hour episodes from earlier seasons. Check the site for times.

Q: Are there any commercial releases of Theme Time Radio Hour shows?

No. The closest thing to a commercial release was a promotional CD of the complete Baseball show, released in 2006. That CD is regularly offered for resale on eBay and Amazon. There are various TTRH CD sets in commercial-appearing packages offered for sale on eBay and other venues – usually originating from Europe – but those compilations are bootlegs.

As of November 2008 there were four different commercial CD compilations featuring music from TTRH. These include three unauthorized sets: The Best of Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour Volume 1 and Volume 2, and Radio Radio, a 4-CD box set. Only music from Season 1 is included – most of it music out of copyright in the U.K. – on all three compilations, and none contain any Dylan commentary or other features that make TTRH unique.
The authorized Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan set was compiled by Ace Records U.K. under the supervision of TTRH producer Eddie Gordodetsky and Dylan business manager, Jeff Rosen. While of the four Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan probably best reflects the breadth of music played on TTRH, it also does not include Dylan’s commentary or other TTRH elements.

While not marketed as TTRH material, the 2008 Starbucks compilation, Artist’s Choice – Bob Dylan: Music That Matters To Him is also worthy of note to the show’s fans. The CD set reflects Dylan’s musical interests, “right now,” as he relates in the liner notes, and the music in the compilation could easily have appeared on a TTRH playlist. The CD also has another connection to TTRH. Its liner notes state that it was produced by “Tim Ziegler,” the name used by a fictitious caller during one of the Season 2 episodes who complained that Dylan had misidentified a record label.

Q: Can I find Theme Time Radio Hour shows for download on the internet?

A: Several fans have undertaken the effort to record the shows and post them on the Web as either torrents or as mp3 files. A little judicious searching through Google or at Dylan/TTRH-related sites should lead you to those files.

It should be noted that the shows are offered without charge – a few of the sites ask for donations to offset their costs – and is done with the intention to provide TTRH with the largest audience possible, especially for people who can not hear the show any other way. It’s unlikely that a complete set of TTRH – currently nearing 80 hours – will be released commercially anytime soon. The Hank Williams’ “Mother’s Best” radio show recordings are only now being released some 57 years after first airing. Non-commercial efforts to catalog and distribute TTRH may be the only complete record of this historic radio show easily accessible to researchers, scholars, and fans for the foreseeable future.

Q: Where can I find additional information on TTRH?

Outside of the links already noted, The Annotated Theme Time Radio Hour is an excellent reference site on TTRH. Lee Abrams’s original XM Radio blog still exists and includes a lengthy three-part post on the background and creation of TTRH. Unfortunately, the “official” TTRH site at XM can be only described as “minimalist,” and is seldom updated.

Current news about the show can be found at Expecting Rain as it breaks. Fans of the show should find Right Wing Bob and Theme Time Radio Hour on Myspace of interest. Vanity Fair published a detailed article on TTRH trivia both in a print version and on line in April 2008. Much of that article’s content appears to have been taken – uncredited – from The Annotated Theme Time Radio Hour site.

***

You’ve been listening to the Dreamtime podcast – occasional commentary on Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour. Dreamtime is researched and written by Fred Bals and is a Not Associated With production. As the name says, we’re not associated with XM Radio, Bob Dylan, or much of anything else.
Some of the music on Dreamtime is provided via the Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at music.podshow.com.
Remember that the Dreamtime team loves to get email. You can write us at dreamtimepodcast@gmail.com
The Dreamtime top cats are Curly Lasagna and Shaggy Bear. Our announcers are the notorious honky-tonkin’ sisters, Jailbait and Joyride.
Until next time, dream well.

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TTRH3.6 Bob Dylan TTRH Season 3 Ep 6 ‘WAR’

Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Season 3

Episode 6

War
(extended 90-minute episode)

Original Airdate November 19, 2008

Mp3 @ 256 kbps/ 136 MB/ RS + ES

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A soldier’s a man,
O, man’s life’s but a span,
Why then, let a soldier drink.

(Othello | Act 2, Scene 3)
– Willy the Shake


Theme Time Radio Hour, your home for domination Dreams, Territorial Themes and Skirmish Schemes



He did his show under the name “The Singing Fisherman”. I should have used that name.

– Bob Dylan




They take this day so seriously, it’s the only day in the year that the bars are closed

– Bob Dylan




He went from Joe Tex to Joseph X.

– Bob Dylan

Tell me, tell me, weary soldier from the rude and stirring wars,
Was my brother in the battle where you gained those noble scars?
He was ever brave and valiant, and I know he never fled.
Was his name among the wounded or numbered with the dead?
Was my brother in the battle when the tide of war ran high?
You would know him in a thousand by his dark and flashing eye.

Tell me. tell me, weary soldier, will he never come gain,
Did he suffer ‘mid the wounded or die among the slain?

Was my brother in the battle when the noble Highland host
Were so wrongfully outnumbered on the Carolina coast?
Did he struggle for the Union ‘mid the thunder and the rain,
Till he fell among the brave on a bleak Virginia plain?
Oh, I’m sure that he was dauntless and his courage ne’er would lag
While contending for the honor of our dear and cherished flag.

Was my brother in the battle when the flag of Erin came
To the rescue of our banner and protection of our fame,
While the fleet from off the waters poured out terror and dismay
Till the bold and erring foe fell like leaves on Autumn day?
When the bugle called to battle and the cannon deeply roared,
Oh! I wish I could have seen him draw his sharp and glittering sword.

– by Stephen Foster



I don’t know why they called it the Civil War. It was hardly civil!

– Bob Dylan



He wasn’t the first Attila the Hun.

– Bob Dylan

Got your letter today
And I miss you all so much, here
I can’t wait to see you all
And I’m counting the days, dear
I still believe that there’s gold
At the end of the world
And I’ll come home
To Illinois
On the day after tomorrow

It is so hard
And it’s cold here
And I’m tired of taking orders
And I miss old Rockford town
Up by the Wisconsin border
But I miss you won’t believe
Shoveling snow and raking leaves
And my plane will touch tomorrow
On the day after tomorrow

I close my eyes
Every night
And I dream that I can hold you
They fill us full of lies
Everyone buys
About what it means to be a soldier
I still don’t know how I’m supposed to feel
About all the blood that’s been spilled
Look out on the street
Get me back home
On the day after tomorrow

You can’t deny
The other side
Don’t want to die
Any more than we do
What I’m trying to say,
Is don’t they pray
To the same God that we do?
Tell me, how does God choose?
Whose prayers does he refuse?
Who turns the wheel?
And who throws the dice
On the day after tomorrow?

Mmmmmmm…
I’m not fighting
For justice
I am not fighting
For freedom
I am fighting
For my life
And another day
In the world here
I just do what I’ve been told
You’re just the gravel on the road
And the one’s that are lucky
One’s come home
On the day after tomorrow

And the summer
It too will fade
And with it comes the winter’s frost, dear
And I know we too are made
Of all the things that we have lost here
I’ll be twenty-one today
I’ve been saving all my pay
And my plane will touch down
On the day after tomorrow
And my plane it will touch down
On the day after tomorrow

– Tom Waits



There’s a lot of abbreviations in that song


– Bob Dylan



When I was a young man I carried me pack
And I lived the free life of the rover
From the Murray’s green basin to the dusty outback
I waltzed my Matilda all over
Then in 1915 my country said: Son,
It’s time to stop rambling, there’s work to be done
So they gave me a tin hat and they gave me a gun
And they sent me away to the war

And the band played Waltzing Matilda
When the ship pulled away from the quay
And amid all the tears, flag waving and cheers
We sailed off for Gallipoli

It well I remember that terrible day
When our blood stained the sand and the water
And how in that hell they call Suvla Bay
We were butchered like lambs at the slaughter
Johnny Turk, he was ready, he primed himself well
He rained us with bullets, and he showered us with shell
And in five minutes flat, we were all blown to hell
He nearly blew us back home to Australia

And the band played Waltzing Matilda
When we stopped to bury our slain
Well we buried ours and the Turks buried theirs
Then it started all over again

Oh those that were living just tried to survive
In that mad world of blood, death and fire
And for ten weary weeks I kept myself alive
While around me the corpses piled higher
Then a big Turkish shell knocked me arse over head
And when I awoke in me hospital bed
And saw what it had done, I wished I was dead
I never knew there was worse things than dying

Oh no more I’ll go Waltzing Matilda
All around the green bush far and near
For to hump tent and pegs, a man needs both legs
No more waltzing Matilda for me

They collected the wounded, the crippled, the maimed
And they shipped us back home to Australia
The armless, the legless, the blind and the insane
Those proud wounded heroes of Suvla
And when the ship pulled into Circular Quay
I looked at the place where me legs used to be
And thank Christ there was no one there waiting for me
To grieve and to mourn and to pity

And the Band played Waltzing Matilda
When they carried us down the gangway
Oh nobody cheered, they just stood there and stared
Then they turned all their faces away

Now every April I sit on my porch
And I watch the parade pass before me
I see my old comrades, how proudly they march
Renewing their dreams of past glories
I see the old men all tired, stiff and worn
Those weary old heroes of a forgotten war
And the young people ask “What are they marching for?”
And I ask myself the same question

And the band plays Waltzing Matilda
And the old men still answer the call
But year after year, their numbers get fewer
Someday, no one will march there at all

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
Who’ll come a-Waltzing Matilda with me?
And their ghosts may be heard as they march by the billabong

-Eric Bogle


Wilco is the name of a band.

– Bob Dylan


Sun Tzu, smart fella.


– Bob Dylan

Dylan’s magnificent and seminal Theme Time Radio Hour series continues into Season 3 with this wonderful extended 90-minute episode on the light theme of War !

More and more people were becoming victims of photography.

– Bob Dylan

A wonderful show starting with a fantastic opening montage, instead of the normal Ellen Barkin soliloquy.

We love how they put a screaming manic Hitler after a snip of GW Bush announcing deployment of 20,000 extra troops to Iraq!!

The wide ranging matters touched upon include stuff like the liberation of Cuba and others from Spain, to the tragedy of Gallipoli, to buffalo soldiers and the Civil War, to the Kennedys – John, Robert and George! – to a mad joke about Sly Stallone, to Jerry Lee Lewis in Shakespeare, to Cold Wars, to John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin, to a nice piece on Joe Tex, to Sun Tzu and his Art of War, to celebrities fighting in wars.

And much much more!

Of course, loads of wonderful and typically eclectic music too!

From great Calaypso to R&B to jazz to country to rock n’roll to pop to rockabilly to soul … and everything in between!


You know what you don’t see anymore? Celebrities fighting in a war.

– Bob Dylan

More great songs this week.

Not least, another surreal Jerry Lee doing Shakespeare, and the track Let A Soldier Drink!

We loved the manic sounding calypso of The Horrors Of War by the wonderfully titled Atilla The Hun!

And the great Tom Waits track Day After Tomorrow, which we are ashamed to say we hadn’t heard before!

A few mawkish moments though, primarily the Buffy Saint-Marie track.

All in all though, a supremely enjoyable show!

Oddly there was no outro! Were really hoping Bob is coming back next week!


I’d forgotten all about this song. Til I heard it the other day in Walmart.

– Bob Dylan



He has the same middle name as Smokey the Bear.

– Bob Dylan



Not all mercenaries are American.


– Bob Dylan


That honour goes to the Scourge of the Gods.

– Bob Dylan


I don’t want to tell you who it is, cos I might end up getting in trouble.

– Bob Dylan


John Paul Jones, who took time off from Led Zeppelin to be an admiral in the Russia navy ….

– Bob Dylan



Tracklisting

Disc One

1. Intro
2. G.I. Jive – Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (1943)
3. Fightin’ In The War With Spain – Wilmer Watts & The Lonely Eagles (c.1929)
4. Searching For A Soldier’s Grave – The Bailes Brothers (1945)
5. The Horrors Of War – Atilla The Hun (1938-40)
6. And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda – Eric Bogle (1971)
7. The Battle of New Orleans – Johnny Horton (1959)
8. Was My Brother In The Battle ? – Kate and Anna McGarrigle (1991)
9. Drive Soldiers Drive – Little Maxie Bailey (1953)
10. The Cold War With You – Floyd Tillman (1949)
11. Universal Soldier – Buffy Saint-Marie (1964)

Disc Two

12. I Believe I’m Gonna Make It – Joe Tex (1966)
13. Let A Soldier Drink – Jerry Lee Lewis (1968)
14. Buffalo Soldier – Bob Marley & The Wailers (1983)
15. The Forgotten Soldier Boy – The Monroe Brothers (1936)
16. Day After Tomorrow – Tom Waits (2004)
17. Bring the Boys Home – Freda Payne (1971)
18. Peace – Los Lobos (1992)

Here she be Dylanite dogs !


The full show on one mp3;

http://www.sendspace.com/file/r3jr2d




Various individual show components recorded as individual mp3s;

http://rapidshare.com/files/165556213/3 … 1-2008.zip



Big thanks to blindwilly / charlespoet!




November 21, 2008 Posted by | Music_ClassicRock, _BOB DYLAN, _Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, _MUSIC, _POETRY | 2 Comments