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Saturday February 2nd, 2013 with Mary Mackinnon
Steve Kirkland

Mary filling in for Steve on this fine February evening, with tracks celebrating James Joyce, Graham Nash, and the invention of the polygraph machine; as well as tunes to keep you 'warm'
Finnegan's Wake
Dubliners - Ireland's Finest - Rhapsody 02002
Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg - 4AD 01988
Tales of Brave Ulysses
Cream - Disraeli Gears - Universal 01967
The Sensual World
Kate Bush - The Sensual World - Capitol 01989
turning from the birthday of difficult wordsmith James Joyce (1882) to the birthday of somewhat easier on the ears word and tunesmith Graham Nash (1942)
Hollies - For Certain Because - Imperial 01966
Hollies - For Certain Because - Imperial 01966
Hollies - Butterfly - Parlophone 01967
Elevated Observations
Hollies - Butterfly - Parlophone 01967
Marrakech Express
Crosby Stills & Nash - Crosby Stills & Nash - Atlantic 01969
Crosby Stills & Nash - CSN - Atlantic 01977
I Used to be a King
Graham Nash - Songs for Beginners - Atlantic 01971
Southbound Train
Nash/Crosby - Nash & Crosby - Atlantic 01972
we also take note of the birthdays of TV celebrities Tommy Smothers (1937), Pebbles Flintstone (1963), and Bo Hopkins of White Lightning, the Wild Bunch, and Rockford Files...
Rockford Files
Mike Post - Tube Tunes Vol I - Rhino comp 01995
and commemorate the first use of the unreliable polygraph machine by Laurence Keeler on this date in 1935, with a few tracks about lying and liars...
Would I Lie to You?
Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight - RCA 01985
Dorothy Taps the Toes of the Tinman
Liars - Atheists, Reconsider - Version City 02002
She's Crafty
Beastie Boys - Licenced to Ill - Columbia 01986
and now, in light of ill communication from those pesky groundhogs, some tunes on the topic of keeping warm - for a further six weeks -
Here Come the Warm Jets
Circle - Manner - Hydra Head 02012
Kinski - Be Gentle with the Warm Turtle - Strange Attractors 02005
White Light White Heat
Lou Reed - Best of - RCA 01979
Born Under Punches (the Heat Goes On)
Talking Heads - Remain In Light - Sire 01980
Keeping Warm
Meredith Monk - Facing North - ECM 01992
Warm Leatherette
Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette - Island 01980
The Warm Room
Kate Bush - Lionheart - Harvest 01978
Windy and Warm
Doc Watson - Southbound - Vanguard 01965
Looking for June
Gary Higgins - Red Hash - Drag City
Fever a Warm Poison
Oren Ambarchi - In the Pendulum's Embrace - SL 02008