Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now WCOM-FM 103.5 December 22 2015

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, December 22, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com.
The Wrong Way to Celebrate Christmas

Reverend Edward W. Clayborn / The Wrong Way to Celebrate Christmas / Where Will You Be Christmas Day? / Dust-To-Digital / 2:33
Leroy Carr / Christmas in Jail -- Ain't That a Pain / Where Will You Be Christmas Day? / Dust-To-Digital / 3:22
Lord Beginner / Christmas Morning the Rum Had Me Yawning / Where Will You Be Christmas Day? / Dust-To-Digital / 3:07
Bessie Smith / At the Christmas Ball / Where Will You Be Christmas Day? / Dust-To-Digital / 3:27
Butterbeans and Susie / Papa Ain't No Santa Claus (And Mama Ain't No Christmas Tree) / Where Will You Be Christmas Day? / Dust-To-Digital / 3:17
George Jones / Lonely Christmas Call / The Complete United Artists Solo Singles / Omnivore Recordings / 2:26
The Carolina Buddies / The Murder of the Lawson Family / [78 rpm single] / Columbia 15537 / 3:26
recording in NYC 3/25/1930
Fiddlin’ John Carson / Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over / Back Roads to Cold Mountain / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:54
The Hillbenders / Christmas / Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry / Compass / 4:10
Sufjan Stevens / That Was the Worst Christmas Ever / Songs For Christmas / Asthmatic Kitty / 3:18
The Kinks / Father Christmas / Come Dancing With The Kinks / Sony / 3:42
Ramones / Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight) / Brain Drain / Warner Brothers / 2:04

Decembersongs / Dad’s Drunk Again on Christmas / An East Nashville Christmas / Decembersongs13 / 3:46
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings / Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects / It’s a Holiday Soul Party / Daptone / 2:23
Claudine Longet / I Don’t Intend to Spend Christmas Without You / Lost Christmas 2 – Holiday Rarities / Universal / 2:45

Rev. J.M. Gates / Death Might Be Your Santa Claus / Rev. J.M. Gates Vol. 3 (Sept – Nov 1926) / Document / 3:04

Monday, December 21, 2015

Twisted Seasonal Show on December 22 The Revolution Starts Now WCOM-LPFM


It's that time of year for the twisted topical songs of the season on "The Revolution Starts Now" on WCOM-FM 103.5 and www.wcomfm.org. On Tuesday December 22, 2015 I'll be broadcasting the Christmas songs Santa doesn't want you to hear. I'm talking about uplifting holiday classics like the Carolina Buddies telling us about the Christmas morning "Murder of the Lawson Family" in Stokes County, NC and George Jones checking in with "Lonely Christmas Call." Sufjan Stevens offers "That Was the Worst Christmas Ever," while Decembersongs realizes that "Dad’s Drunk Again on Christmas." Religious content, too, with chain store opponent Rev. J.M. Gates preaching on  "Death Might Be Your Santa Claus" and Reverend Edward W. Clayborn  describing "The Wrong Way to Celebrate Christmas." All that and ten more seasonal disfavorites on "The Revolution Starts Now" on WCOM. 




Playlist #PhilOchs75 show December 15 2015 on WCOM-FM

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, December 15, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com.
Marking the 75th Anniversary of Phil Ochs’ Birth #PhilOchs75

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
Phil Ochs / There But For Fortune / Folk Song America / Smithsonian Collection / 2:12
Phil Ochs / Talking Pay TV / Classic Protest Songs from Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:37
David Kleiner / Phil Ochs as I Knew Him / The News That’s Fit to Sing / Self / 3:52
Tom Paxton / Phil / 1980s TV appearance / NA / 5:32
Max Ochs / Phil / Hooray for Another Day / Tompkins Square / 1:57
 Billy Bragg / I Dreamed I Saw Phil Ochs Last Night / The Internationale / Cooking Vinyl / 1:29
Phil Ochs / Pretty Smart on my Part / Live in Lansing 1973 / A&M / 2:28
Phil Ochs / The War is Over / The War is Over: The Best of Phil Ochs / A&M / 4:22
Phil Ochs / White Boots Marching in a Yellow Land / Tape from California / A&M / 3:31
Phil Ochs / Outside a Small Circle of Friends / The War is Over: The Best of Phil Ochs / A&M / 3:41
Pete Seeger / The Power and the Glory / God Bless The Grass / Columbia / 2:30
disappear fear / Draft Dodger Rag / Get Your Phil / disappear records / 2:33
Joan Baez / There But For Fortune / The Best of Joan Baez / Vanguard / 3:16
Phil Ochs / Chords of Fame / Farewells & Fantasies / Elektra Traditions Rhino / 3:32
Phil Ochs / What’s That I Hear / Farewells & Fantasies / Elektra Traditions Rhino / 2:01

Phil Ochs / I Ain’t Marching Anymore / Farewells & Fantasies / Elektra Traditions Rhino / 2:34

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Phil Ochs 75th Birthday Celebration on WCOM

You're invited to a celebration of the 75th anniversary of Phil Ochs birth on The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM-FM wcomfm.org Tuesday Dec 15 4PM EST. #PhilOchs75




I'll be playing songs written and sung by Phil Ochs, covers of  his songs by Joan Baez and others, and songs about Phil, including ones by Tom Paxton and Billy Bragg.

For more activities around Ochs' 75th on December 19, go to #PhilOchs75 on Twitter.

To learn more about Phil Ochs check out this American Masters documentary streaming on the PBS website: http://video.pbs.org/video/2189501770/ 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM December 8 2015

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, December 8, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com.


Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
John McCutcheon / Casey Jones / Joe Hill’s Last Will / Appalseed / 3:22

John McCutcheon / It’s a Long Way to the Bread Line / Joe Hill’s Last Will / Appalseed / 3:15
Pharis and Jason Romero / The Dying Soldier / A Wanderer I’ll Stay / Lula Records / 4:36
Sue Massek / I Am a Union Women / Precious Memories / Strictly Country / 2:51
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Anna & Elizabeth / Greenwood Sidey / Anna & Elizabeth / Free Dirt / 4:27
Karine Polwart / Terror Time / Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan McColl / Compass / 6:20
Honey DewDrops / Fair Share Blues / Tangled Country / self / 4:38
Dick Gaughan / No Gods and Precious Few Heroes / The Ultimate Guide to Scottish Folk / Arc Music / 3:55
Merry Hell / There’s a Ghost in Our House / The Ghost in Our House and other stories... / Mrs Caseys Records / 3:21
Calan / A Miner’s Life / Dinas / Sain / 3:51
Bucky Halker / Workers of the World Unite / Anywhere But Utah / Revolting Records / 2:36
Jesse Palidofsky / I Am an Immigrant / [CD Single] / Azalea City Recordings / 3:52

Jake Xerxes Fussell / All in Down and Out / Jake Xerxes Fussell / Paradise of Bachelors / 3:13

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, December 1 2015 on WCOM-FM




The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, December 1, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
Isla St Clair / Scots Wha Hae / The Ultimate Guide to Scottish Folk / Arc Music / 3:34
Mick West / Will ye go tae Flanders / The Ultimate Guide to Scottish Folk / Arc Music / 3:03
Dick Gaughan / Jamie Foyers / Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan McColl / Compass / 3:36 Paul McKenna Band / Terror Time / Stem the Tide / Greentrax Recordings Limited / 3:55
Archie Fisher / Waltz into Winter / A Silent Song / Red House / 3:30
The Tannahill Weavers / The Athol Gathering / Live and In Session / Hedera / 3:05
The Battlefield Band / The Battle of Fallkirk Muir / Stand Easy & Preview / Temple Records / 3:24
The Pogues / Streets of Sorrow – Birmingham Six / If I Should Fall From Grace With God / Warner Music UK / 4:37
Black 47 / James Connolly / Fire of Freedom / Capitol / 6:07
Flogging Molly / Rise Up / Speed of Darkness / Borstal Beat / 3:33
Capercaillie / Waiting for the Wheel to Turn / Dusk to Dawn: The Best of Capercaillie / Valley / 6:27

Calan / A Miner’s Life / Dinas / Sain / 3:51

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now November 24 2015 on WCOM-LPFM 103.5

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, November 24, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com.

The state of Utah murdered Joe Hill 100 years ago, November 19, 1915

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
Paul Robeson / Joe Hill / Classic Labor Songs from Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways / 3:04
Utah Phillips / Joe Hill’s Last Will / Don't Mourn-Organize!: Songs of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill / Smithsonian Folkways / 3:13
 Black 47 / Joe Hill’s Last Will / Bittersweet Sixteen / Gadfly Records / 1:21
 Utah Phillips / The Preacher and the Slave / Making Speech Free / PM Press / 3:29
 Joe Glazer / We Will Sing One Song / The Songs of Joe Hill / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:06
John McCutcheon / There is Power in a Union / Joe Hill’s Last Will / Appalseed / 2:58
Ghost of Woody GuthrieBucky Halker / Der Chief of Fresno / Anywhere But Utah / Revolting Records / 3:24
Hazel Dickens / The Rebel Girl / Don't Mourn-Organize!: Songs of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill / Smithsonian Folkways / 3:00
Si Kahn / Paper Heart / Don't Mourn-Organize!: Songs of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:36
Gary Kanter / Don’t Mourn Organize / Gary Kanter / Self / 3:05
Pete Seeger and the Almanac Singers / Casey Jones (The Union Scab) / Classic Labor Songs from Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways / 1:59 
Cisco Houston / The Tramp / Don't Mourn-Organize!: Songs of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill / Smithsonian Folkways / 3:17
Carlos Cortez / The White Slave / Don't Mourn-Organize!: Songs of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill / Smithsonian Folkways / 3:30
Fred Gillen, Jr. / The Ghost of Joe Hill / Wage Love / Dys Records / 3:28
Otis Gibbs / Joe Hill’s Ashes / Joe Hill’s Ashes / Wannamaker Music Group / 3:26

 Joan Baez / Joe Hill – Live / The Best of Joan Baez / Vanguard / 3:01

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM November 17 2015

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, November 17, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
The Addicts / Viva la Revolution / Punk & Nasty / Cleopatra / 3:48
The Clash / Clampdown / London Calling / Columbia / 3:49
The Clash / Career Opportunities / The Clash / Columbia / 1:51
The Clash / London’s Burning / From Here to Eternity Live / Sony / 2:03
The Sex Pistols / Anarchy in the UK / Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols / Warner Brothers / 3:31
Stiff Little Fingers / Alternative Ulster / All the Best / Parlophone Records / 2:43
The Jam / News of the World (Live) / Fire and Skill: The Jam Live / Polydor / 3:41
The Jam / Going Underground / Setting Sons / Polydor / 2:54
XTC / Generals and Majors / Black Sea / Virgin Records / 4:04
Elvis Costello / Waiting for the End of the World / My Aim is True / Columbia / 3:12
Gang of Four / History of the World / Songs of the Free / Warner Brothers / 4:41
Gang of Four / I Love a Man in a Uniform / Return the Gift / V2 Records / 3:40
Gang of Four / Capital (It Fails Us Now) / Another Day, Another Dollar / Warner Brothers / 4:04

The Jam / This is the Modern World (Live) / Fire and Skill: The Jam Live / Polydor / 2:48

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Revolution Starts Now Playlist November 3 2015

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, November 3, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com.
Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
Steve Earle / Dirty Old Town / Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan McColl / Compass / 3:19
James Lee Stanley / Do It in His Name / [digital single] / beachwood recordings / 3:54
Michel Montecrossa / Talking Blockupy - Über Blockupy Reden / [Single] / Mira Sound Germany / 3:19
John McCutcheon / Casey Jones / Joe Hill’s Last Will / Appalseed / 3:22
Dick Gaughan / No Gods and Precious Few Heroes / The Ultimate Guide to Scottish Folk / Arc Music / 3:55
Calan / A Miner’s Life / Dinas / Sain / 3:51
Dan Schatz / Ain’t No Cain on the Brazos / The Promise of the Sowing / Folk-Legacy Recordings / 3:24
Andy Cohen / The Goodnight Loving Trail / Road Be Kind / Earwig / 4:37
Mike Seeger / We’re Stole and Sold From Africa / The Very Day I’m Gone: The Songs of Addie Graham / June Appal / 3:07
Christine Lavin / Cary Grant, Esther Williams, Tom Cruise & the Romance of the Gun / Hillary Rollins Presents Christine Lavin and Friends Live at McCabe’s / Yellow Tail / 3:24
Noel Paul Stookey / America / At Home / Neworld Multimedia / 3:53
Ling / George Orwell, Where Are You? / Life Goes On / Ling Music / 3:30
Ken Dunn & Gypsy Starfish / Fukushima Nightmares / Self / 3:00

Dale Evans Swan / Old Smiley Joe / Even Yesterday / Self / 3:38

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM-FM103.5 Carrboro-Chapel Hill

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, October 20, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
Hillfolk Noir | Pop Songs for Elk
Hillfolk Noir / Little Sadie – Walking Boss / Pop Songs for Elk / Self / 3:22
Doug Wallin / Omie Wise / Family Songs and Stories From the North Carolina Mountains / Smithsonian Folkways / 3:05
Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller / Hiram Herbert / Deep End Sessions Vol. II / Self / 3:26
Dock Boggs / The Death of Jerry Damron / His Folkways Years 1963-1968 / Smithsonian Folkways / 4:17
Sue Massek, Alice Gerrard, and Si Kahn / The Lonesome Death of Harry Simms / Precious Memories / Strictly Country / 2:00
Tommy Jarrell / John Brown’s Dream / County Legends / County Records / 3:29
Hiram Stamper / Brushy Fork at John’s Creek / County Legends / County Records / 2:04
The Stanley Brothers / The Flood / Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury Nashville / 3:07
The Stanley Brothers / No School Bus in Heaven / Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury Nashville / 2:48 Image 1
Bill Monroe / Molly and Tenbrooks / Anthology / MCA Nashville / 2:20
Del McCoury / White House Blues / Celebrating 50 years / McCoury Music / 2:15
Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick / To Hell With the Land / The Songs of Vern and Ray / Spruce and Maple Music / 3:22
Doc Watson / The Wreck of the Number Nine / The Definitive Doc Watson / Sugar Hill / 2:58
Dock Boggs / Cole Younger / His Folkways Years 1963-1968 / Smithsonian Folkways / 1:52 Image 1
Free The Honey / High Peaks / Fine Bloom / Self / 2:51
Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle / Sun to Sun / The Very Day I’m Gone: The Songs of Addie Graham / June Appal / 2:14


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now October 13 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, October 13, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com.

Image result for khaled king of raiSteve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
Cheb Khaled / Ya Loualid / Rai Masters / Earthworks / 5:44
Khaled / Ha djedek / Khaled, Ya taleb, Raï masters, Vol 7 of 15 / Mondo Melodia / 6:46
Khaled / El Haouri / King of Rai / NYC Music / 5:47
Khaled / Derte Elha Telephone / King of Rai / NYC Music / 4:31
Fela Kuti / Roforofo Fight / Music is the Weapon of the Future / ExWorks Records / 15:42

Fela Kuti / Suffering and Smiling / Music is the Weapon of the Future / ExWorks Records / 12:14Image result for fela kuti music is the weapon of the future

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Playlist October 6 2015 The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, October 6, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
James Lee Stanley / Do It in His Name / [digital single] / beachwood recordings / 3:54
Tret Fure / Freedom / Rembrandt Afternoons / Tomboy Girl / 3:42
Dick Gaughan / No Gods and Precious Few Heroes / The Ultimate Guide to Scottish Folk / Arc Music / 3:55
Dan Schatz / 1800 and Froze to Death / The Promise of the Sowing / Folk-Legacy Recordings / 3:40
Dulcie Taylor / Not Here, Not Today / Wind Over Stone / Mesa-Blue Moon / 3:44
Andy Cohen / Ten and Nine / Road Be Kind / Earwig / 3:14
Anna Laube / Satisfied Mind / Anna Laube / Self / 5:01
Noel Paul Stookey / In These Times / At Home / Neworld Multimedia / 3:53
Noel Paul Stookey / Virtual Party / At Home / Neworld Multimedia / 4:42
Christine Lavin / Remembering My Password(s) / Hillary Rollins Presents Christine Lavin and Friends Live at McCabe’s / Yellow Tail / 4:53
The Boxcar Lillies / Captain’s Seat / Knockout Rose / Self / 3:05
Calan / A Miner’s Life / Dinas / Sain / 3:51

Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle / Sun to Sun / The Very Day I’m Gone: The Songs of Addie Graham / June Appal / 2:14

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM September 29 2015

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, September 29, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com.

Thanks to our guest this week, Terry Kitchen


Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
Leonard Cohen / Democracy / The Future / Columbia / 7:03
John Cale / Dr, Mudd / Live at Rockpalast / Made in Germany Music / 3:46
Lou Reed and John Cale / Work / Songs for Drella / Sire / 2:37
James Lee Stanley / Do It in His Name / [digital single] / beachwood recordings / 3:54
Tret Fure / Freedom / Rembrandt Afternoons / Tomboy Girl / 3:42
Terry Kitchen / I’m a Beleiver / The Post-American Century / Urban Campfire / 3:56
Terry Kitchen / Perelli’s Barbershop / The Post-American Century / Urban Campfire / 4:08
Terry Kitchen / So Much More to Home / The Post-American Century / Urban Campfire / 2:36
Terry Kitchen / Tall Against the Wave / The Post-American Century / Urban Campfire / 5:14

Terry Kitchen / One by One / The Post-American Century / Urban Campfire / 4:12

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Playlist for September 22 for The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM-FM 103.5 Chapel Hill and Carrboro

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, September 22, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com.

Thanks to our guest this week, Tret Fure. Rembrandt Afternoons, Tret Fure

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
Dr. John The Night Tripper / The Patriotic Flag Waver / The Atco-Atlantic Singles 1968–1974 / Omnivore Recordings / 4:57
Tret Fure / Freedom / Rembrandt Afternoons / Tomboy Girl / 3:42
Tret Fure / The Fisherman of Bristol Bay / Rembrandt Afternoons / Tomboy Girl / 3:48
Tret Fure / Now I Know / Rembrandt Afternoons / Tomboy Girl / 3:30
Tret Fure / Riverbank / Rembrandt Afternoons / Tomboy Girl / 3:33
Diedra McCalla / If God Only Knew / Playing for Keeps / MaidenRock / 3:04
Jamie Anderson / Run / Dare / Tsunami / 3:15
Sue Massek / I Hate the Capitalist System / Precious Memories / Strictly Country / 2:40
Terry Kitchen / Tall Against the Wave / The Post-American Century / Urban Campfire / 5:14
Merry Hell / Rage Like Thunder / The Ghost in Our House and other stories... / Mrs Caseys Records / 3:27


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM September 15 2015

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, September 15, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
Dr. John / Let’s Make a Better World / The Atco-Atlantic Singles 1968–1974 / Omnivore Recordings / 2:55
Tret Fure / Freedom / Rembrandt Afternoons / Tomboy Girl / 3:42
Archie Fisher / Lord of the May / A Silent Song / Red House / 2:54
Merry Hell / No Money / The Ghost in Our House and other stories... / Mrs Caseys Records / 2:55
Calan / A Miner’s Life / Dinas / Sain / 3:51
Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle / Sun to Sun / The Very Day I’m Gone: The Songs of Addie Graham / June Appal / 2:14
Dan Schatz / 1800 and Froze to Death / The Promise of the Sowing / Folk-Legacy Recordings / 3:40
Christine Lavin / Remembering My Password(s) / Hillary Rollins Presents Christine Lavin and Friends Live at McCabe’s / Yellow Tail / 4:53
Terry Kitchen / One by One / The Post-American Century / Urban Campfire / 4:12
Sue Massek & Alice Gerrard / I’m Going to Organize / Precious Memories / Strictly Country / 1:49
Joanne Rand / Maid of Constant Sorrow / Southern Girl / JoanneRandMusic / 3:57
Andy Cohen / Ten and Nine / Road Be Kind / Earwig / 3:14 
Peter Meyer / Tomorrow’s Train / Third Street / Blue Boat / 4:14
Sandy Ross / Child of the Sixties / Grandma’s Got a Boombox / SLR Productions / 3:43

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Playlist The Revolution Start Now on WCOM-FM 103.5 September 8 2015


 Good Morning, Beautiful Business

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, September 8, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com.

Thanks again to Judy Wicks, creator of Philadelphia’s White Dog Café, co-founder of BALLE, and author of Good Morning Beautiful Business for being our guest today on the money edition of The Revolution Starts Now.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
The Flamin’ Groovies / Money / Absolutely the Best / Varese Sarabande / 2:54
Richard Thompson / The Money Shuffle / Dream Attic / Shout! / 5:56
Bruce Springsteen / Easy Money / Wrecking Ball / Columbia / 3:35
Patti Smith / Free Money / Horses / Arista / 3:52
Steve Miller Band / Take the Money and Run / Capitol / 2:52
Peggy Lee / Why Don’t You Do Right? (Get me Some Money) / The Best of Miss Peggy Lee / Capitol / 2:28

Del McCoury / If You’ve Got the Money, Honey / High Lonesome And Blue: Rounder Heritage Series / Rounder / 2:03

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Playlist for the Revolution Starts Now on WCOM-LP 103.5 September 1 2015

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, September 1, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
Merry Hell / Rage Like Thunder / The Ghost in Our House and other stories... / Mrs Caseys Records / 3:27
Dan Schatz / Gone Gonna Rise Again / The Promise of the Sowing / Folk-Legacy Recordings / 3:31
Dr. John The Night Tripper / The Patriotic Flag Waver / The Atco-Atlantic Singles 1968–1974 / Omnivore Recordings / 4:57
Product DetailsDr. John The Night Tripper / (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away / The Atco-Atlantic Singles 1968–1974 / Omnivore Recordings / 2:40
Dr. John The Night Tripper / Let’s Make a Better World / The Atco-Atlantic Singles 1968–1974 / Omnivore Recordings / 2:55
The Cantrells / Goodbye Cool World / [single] / Self / 3:13
Archie Fisher / Lass from the Low Country / A Silent Song / Red House / 3:53
Archie Fisher / Lord of the May / A Silent Song / Red House / 3:53
Terry Kitchen / Tall Against the Wave / The Post-American Century / Urban Campfire / 5:14
Terry Kitchen / One by One / The Post-American Century / Urban Campfire / 4:12
Mike Seeger / We’re Stole and Sold From Africa / The Very Day I’m Gone: The Songs of Addie The Very Day I'm Gone - Songs of Addie GrahamGraham / June Appal / 3:07
Peter Meyer / Union Depot / Third Street / Blue Boat / 4:09
Dan Schatz / The Promise of the Sowing / The Promise of the Sowing / Folk-Legacy Recordings / 4:04

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM Chapel Hill-Carrboro August 25 2015

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, August 25, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
Jimmy Reed / Big Boss Man / The Best of Jimmy Reed / Hallmark / 2:43
Brother Dege / The Battle of New Orleans / Folksongs of the American Longhair / GolarWash Labs & Records / 5:16 
Elders McIntosh and Edwards’ Sanctified Singers / The Flood of 1927 / People Take Warning! Murder Songs and Ballads 1913-1939 / Tompkins Square / 3:14
Carl Martin / High Water Flood Blues / Carl Martin - Willie '61' Blackwell 1930-1941 / Document / 3:08
Carl Martin / Lets Have a New Deal / Carl Martin - Willie '61' Blackwell 1930-1941 / Document / 2:46
Lead Belly / National Defense Blues / Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection / Smithsonian Folkways / 3:17
Lead Belly / Princess Elizabeth / Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection / Smithsonian Folkways / 3:36
Lead Belly / Bourgeois Blues / Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:21
Big Bill Broonzy / When Will I get to be Called a Man? / Trouble in Mind / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:20
Big Bill Broonzy / Plough Hand Blues / Trouble in Mind / Smithsonian Folkways / 3:27
Mississippi John Hurt / Frankie / My Rough and Rowdy Ways Vol. 2 / Shanachie / 3:24
Keb’ Mo’ / Government Cheese / Live and Mo / Yolabelle International-One Haven Music / 4:36
Keb’ Mo’ / Brand New America / Live and Mo / Yolabelle International-One Haven Music / 3:18
Billie Holliday / Strange Fruit / The Very Best of Billie Holiday / Stardust / 3:11

Ruthie Foster / The Titanic / Let It Burn / Blue Corn Music / 2:49

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Playlist for The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM-FM for August 18 2015

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, August 18, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
Nina Simone / Old Jim Crow / The 60's Vol.1 - Nina Simone  / Mercury / 3:32 
Lead Belly / Jim Crow Blues / Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection / Smithsonian Folkways / 3:33
Lead Belly / Scottsboro Boys / Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection / Smithsonian Folkways / 4:35
Lead Belly / Governor O.K. Allen / Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:38
Lead Belly / Governor Pat Neff / Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:41
Big Boy Henry / Mr. President / Works Many Voices / Arhoolie / 2:53
Blind Blake / No Dough Blues / The Best Of Blind Blake / Yazoo / 3:04                                                      
Blind Blake / Hookworm Blues / [78 rpm single] / Paramount / 2:54
Carl Martin / Joe Louis Blues / Carl Martin - Willie '61' Blackwell 1930-1941 / Document / 2:47 Image result for carl martin blues
John Jackson / John Henry / Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / Arhoolie / 3:56
Nat Reese / Coal Camp Blues / Seedtime on the Cumberland Vol. III / June Appal / 5:19
Mississippi Sheiks / Sales Tax / !Protest! American Protest Songs 1928-1953 / Viper / 3:02
Big Bill Broonzy / Black, White, and Brown Intro / Trouble in Mind / Smithsonian Folkways / 1:25
Big Bill Broonzy / Black, White, and Brown Intro / Trouble in Mind / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:44
Bukka White / Parchman Farm Blues / Anthology of American Folk Music, Vol. 4 / Revenant / 2:40

Robert Johnson / Last Fair Deal Gone Down / Anthology of American Folk Music, Vol. 4 / Revenant / 2:42

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Playlist for the Revolution Starts Now on WCOM for August 11 2015

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, August 11, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
The Clash / Somebody Got Murdered / Sandinista! / Sony / 3:35
Bob Dylan / Hurricane / The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975 - The Rolling Thunder Revue / Sony / 8:15
Mark Rubin / The Murder of Leo Frank / Southern Discomfort / Rubinchik Recordings / 3:52
Nina Simone / Strange Fruit / Verve Jazz Masters 17:  Nina Simone / Verve / 3:32
Sue Massek & Si Kahn / The Lonesome Death of Harry Simms / Precious Memories / Strictly Country / 2:00
Dock Boggs / The Death of Jerry Damron / His Folkways Years 1963-1968 / Smithsonian Folkways / 4:17
Leroy Troy / The Death of John Henry / Old-Time Music on the Air / Rounder / 3:27
Stanley Brothers / Dream of a Miner’s Child / Friends of Old Time Music Vol. 1 / Smithsonian Folkways / 4:02
Doc Watson / Little Omie Wise / Doc Watson / Vanguard / 4:28
Addie Graham / The Death of William Goebel / Been a Long Time Traveling / June Appal / 1:59
Bascom Lamar Lunsford / Zolgotz / Songs and Ballads of American History and of the Assassination of Presidents / Rounder / 3:09
Bascom Lamar Lunsford / Charles Giteaux / Songs and Ballads of American History and of the Assassination of Presidents / Rounder / 2:52


John Prine and Mac Wiseman / The Death of Floyd Collins / Standard Songs for Average People / Oh Boy / 3:25

Friday, August 7, 2015

North Carolina Roots of Atomic Bomb Songs

Charlotte's Fred Kirby wrote the first Atomic Bomb song, starting a brief country music fad of which the biggest hit was the Sons of the Pioneers' cover of Sam Hinton's "Old Man Atom."

https://nchistorytoday.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/fred-kirby-mojo-nixon-and-atomic-power/ 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Playlist for The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM August 4 2015

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, August 4, 2015 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:09
Crosby Stills Nash & Young / Ohio / Neil Young Archives Volume I [1963 - 1972] / Reprise / 2:29
Neil Young / War Song / Neil Young Archives Volume I [1963 - 1972] / Reprise / 3:29
Fiddlin’ John Carson and His Virginia Reelers / Dixie Division / / Bloody War: Songs 1924-1939 / Tompkins Square / 4:19
George Gibson / Old German War Introduction / Last Possum Up The Tree / June Appal / 0:31
George Gibson / Old German War / Last Possum Up The Tree / June Appal / 3:48
Coley James / Army Mule in No Man’s Land / Bloody War: Songs 1924-1939 / Tompkins Square / 3:10
Lead Belly / Hitler Song (Mr. Hitler) / Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection / Smithsonian Folkways / 4:34

Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers / At Mail Call Today / [78 rpm single] / Bluebird / 3:17
Jim Eanes & the Shenandoah Valley Boys/ Missing in Action/ Early Days of Bluegrass Volume 4 / Rounder / 3:01
Jim and Jesse / Purple Heart / Best Of The Early Years / Master Classics Records / 2:51
Pete Seeger / Waist Deep in Big Muddy / Classic Protest Songs from Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways / 3:00
Jimmy Cliff / Vietnam / Jimmy Cliff / Trojan Records / 4:48
Iris Dement / There’s a Wall in Washington / The Way I Should / Warner Brothers / 5:19

Josh Hisle / Bring My Brothers Home / Whiskey at Home / Vapor Records / 4:43