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