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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 with Alnoor Allidina
Dave Frishberg / Tom Waits

Alnoor Allidina compares and contrasts the music of Dave Frishberg and Tom Waits. While stylistically quite different, the two singer/songwriter/musicians share a number of common threads. An open question: how does Waits continue to come up with these heartbreaking ballads, after being happily married for more than three decades? Sounds like hard work.
Our first set finds both Frishberg & Waits riled up about false advertising, singing lyrics that are little more than syllables, and discussing the merits of the Big Apple.
Blizzard of Lies
Dave Frishberg - Classics - Concord
Van Lingle Mungo
Dave Frishberg - Classics - Concord
Do You Miss new York?
Dave Frishberg - Classics - Concord
9th & Hennepin
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs - Island
Kommienezuspadt
Tom Waits - Alice - Anti
Step Right Up
Tom Waits - Small Change - Asylum
Our second set veers into matters of the heart, and of the liver. Frishberg is content with a little taste; Waits doesn't have a drinking problem except when he can't get a drink.
A Little Taste
Dave Frishberg - Classics - Concord
Sweet Kentucky Harm
Dave Frishberg - Classics - Concord
Our Love Rolls On
Dave Frishberg - Classics - Concord
Hold On
Tom Waits - Mule Variations - Anti
Bad Liver and a Broken Heart
Tom Waits - Small Change - Asylum
Train Song
Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years - Island
In the end, our two artists just can't agree on how to deal with the loss of love. Or can they?

Frishberg: "I often think there's just one thing to do: pretend the dream was true, tell myself that you are there"

Waits: "I'll always remember to forget about you"
You Are There
Dave Frishberg - Classics - Concord
A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Tom Waits - Blood Money - Anti
Interactive CKCU
Vincent
great tom waits songs

8:48 PM, May 2nd, 2012
Alnoor Allidina (host)
Glad you enjoyed them Vincent.

8:56 PM, May 2nd, 2012
Ron Steeds (host)
Alnoor, I'm listening to the show on Thursday with On Demand. What a sweet show!!! Thanks for a great hour of music. Bravo!

11:06 AM, May 3rd, 2012
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