Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Monday Music Club 12-26-16

Wonderful World--Sam Cooke
No, No, No--The Chanters
Chickenhawk--The Russell Brothers
You Got What it Takes--Bobby Parker
Snap Your Fingers--Joe Henderson
A Simple Tune--Herb Ellis
Word Dance I (from "A Thurber Carnival")--Don Elliott Quartet & Cast
Uh-Oh! Part Two--The Nutty Squirrels
 In the Summertime (You Don't Want My Love)--Roger Miller
Glitter and Gold--The Everly Brothers
A Shot in the Dark--Henry Mancini
We're Gonna Dance--Wee Willie
The Race is On--Jack Jones
The Oogum Boogum Song--Brenton Wood
Gotta Get Away--The Rolling Stones
I Want to Tell You--The Beatles
Right String But the Wrong Yo-Yo--The Moquettes
It Ain't Me Babe (Live)--Joan Baez


She's All Mine Alone--Johnny Maestro
Leader of the Laundromat--The Detergents
Hold On, I'm Comin'--Earl Hooker
Name It You Got It--Micky Moonshine
Green Hornet Theme--Al Hirt
Lucifer--The Salt
You've Made Me So Very Happy--Brenda Holloway
I Can Do it Better--The Knickerbockers
Please Don't Fight It--Dino, Desi & Billy
Hot Links--Soul Heirs
Spread it on Thick--The Gentrys
Little Miss Sunshine--Lee Hazlewood
New City--Richie Havens
Soul Francisco--Tony Joe White
Dark Star--The Grateful Dead
Get High--The Sons of Champlin


The Night Time is the Right Time--Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cheap Thrills--The Mothers of Invention
Sweet Apple Cider--The Holy Modal Rounders
A Thing Call the Jones--Chico & Buddy
Runnin' Blue--The Doors
Fais Do Do--Doug Kershaw
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)--The Delfonics
Put Your Hand in the Hand--Ocean
When You're Smiling--Roberta Flack with the Don Elliott Voices
For the Love of Ivy--The Mamas & the Papas
E.V.A.--Jean-Jacques Perrey
Ball of Confusion--The Temptations
Get Yourself Together--Mark-Almond
Nubia--The Rascals
Get Back--The Beatles (feat. Billy Preston)
Good Time Livin'--Three Dog Night
She Didn't Do Magic--Lobo


He's So Fine--Jody Miller
Honey Buns--Bobby Rydell
It's a Lovely Day--Jesse Colin Young
Call Me the Breeze--J.J. Cale
Profondo Rosso (Deep Red)--Giorgio Gaslini
The Sly, the Slick, & the Wicked--The Lost Generation
Submission--Tyrone Washington
Do You Want My Love--Paul Nicholas
Will You Be My Lover--Maxine Nightingale
Don't Leave Your Records in the Sun--John Hartford
So it Goes--Nick Lowe
Got to Get You Into My Life--Earth, Wind & Fire
She's My Daughter--Sassy
Like You Do--Walter Egan
How Do I Survive--Amy Holland
Love and Affection--Joan Armatrading
New Kid in Town--Eagles

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Show #573--12/25/16

Can't Get Enough of You Baby--Smash Mouth
Belong--Shelita Burke (feat. Kings)
Voices--Russ Ballard  
Heartbeat--Don Johnson
Time Eater--Gold Panda
The Day I Get Home--Squeeze
To Die For--Bohicas
Heartbreak Beat--The Psychedelic Furs
I Will Possess Your Heart--Death Cab for Cutie



Accidents Will Happen--Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Heartache--Josh Dion Band  
Deep in Love--John Peterson & Jeannie Smith  
Out on the Weekend (Version 2)--Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Rye Lane Shuffle--Moses Boyd
Praise the Lord--Mary Lou Williams
The Rose--Bette Midler
Sign Here--Chilliwack
(So You) Wanna Be a Star--Chilliwack
Glamour Boy--The Guess Who
Ziggy Stardust--David Bowie  
Would You Believe in Me--Marker Starling
Heartstrings--Gregory Page
Christmas Song--Windy & Carl


Thursday, December 22, 2016

A letter to my Congressmen and Representatives

I sent this letter recently to Senator Pat Toomey, Senator Bob Casey, State Representative Dave Reed, State Senator Don White, and Representative Bill Shuster. Yes, I am concerned about the upcoming Trump administration and what it represents. 

If anyone else actually reads this -- I would encourage you to speak out, too. 

My name is Marc Kloszewski from Indiana, PA.  I don’t normally write letters to congressmen or representatives, but with the Trump Presidency imminent, I wanted to express my grave concern at the direction of this country this country may be headed.  I’m not afraid of terrorists, I’m not afraid someone’s going to take my guns away, I’m not afraid of immigrants taking my job or killing me. What I’m concerned with are the priorities of a Donald Trump administration.

After a much-too-long election season, I overwhelmingly feel that in the end, this election has been stolen by Donald Trump, with the help of foreign governments, and moneyed interests worldwide through a combination of voter suppression, media coverage that emphasized style (and advertising dollars) over substance, and decades-long attacks on Hillary Clinton, whom I see as an imperfect but generally decent and competent public servant. Despite my original support of Bernie Sanders, I feel Secretary Clinton was by far the better candidate over Donald Trump to lead our country, and I’m willing to bet that you and many of your colleagues feel the same way.

I don’t have a lot of faith that anything will change the fact that Trump will be President come January 20th, or even that the highly likely possibility of impropriety, graft, and corruption related to the Trump campaign will be investigated to the fullest extent. There are too many people with agendas of their own that are doing their best to sweep things under the rug and to continue on, insisting that we should all “move on” and to leave all the ugliness of the campaign behind us.
I’ll tell you one thing, though. I know that when President Obama was elected in 2008, that Republicans gathered together with the intent of not giving Obama ANY victories, purely for the sake of holding on to power by any means necessary. That’s on the record from Mitch McConnell and others, as I’m sure you are well aware. I will never understand the hatred and greed that motivates these decisions. It’s actions like these that make people despise politicians, putting one’s own self-interest before moving this country forward.

It didn’t matter that we could have employed people to fix our crumbling infrastructure. It didn’t matter that we were on the verge of financial collapse. It doesn’t matter that our public schools should be improved instead of forcing a for-profit model on us. It doesn’t matter that businessmen and the lawmakers in their pockets want deregulation to the detriment of the health and safety of the American people. It doesn’t matter that the cost of healthcare and medicine is wildly out of control.  It doesn’t matter that we’re draining every last bit of fossil fuels out of the ground and pumping it into the atmosphere, warming the planet to levels where at this point we might not be able to recover, instead of prioritizing green solutions which other countries are implementing long before we can even get around to discussing them.

No, the only real goal for Obama’s opposition was to defeat him personally, and slander his name so voters will always feel that the other side is the enemy to be defeated, whatever it costs us. And meanwhile, the business of the country is perpetually ignored. If you’re not fighting against this kind of insanity, how do you all sleep at night? What are you there for, if not to move our country, our state and our communities forward?

Now, instead of the intelligent, thoughtful, reasonable man we have as President, we genuinely have a dangerous fool about to enter the White House, and I am certain that his inattention and inexperience to the monumental tasks at hand will lead him to making some very, very bad decisions, or through his appointees, whose agendas I am thoroughly convinced DO NOT represent the vast majority of people in this country, no matter if his supporters have fallen for Trump’s lies and obfuscations repeatedly.

You only need look at his cabinet choices to understand that they almost always run antithetical to the missions of their departments, that they prioritize the protection of moneyed interests, and favors for the world of business that Trump inhabits – and as a bonus, no doubt, a thumb in the eye of enlightened people who would “foolishly” hope to protect the working man, the fragile economy of this country, and the planet we all inhabit. The idea that he and his crew were able to convince enough Americans that this ill-equipped, immature bully should be our President is something I will never get over. Apparently too many of us were too busy being distracted by things that don’t matter, false flags like “having our guns taken away,” or “we need to build a wall,” the endless fascination with and dissection of Trump’s personality. What matters are policies – something barely discussed in the year-and-a-half of campaigning – instead of who can most effectively bring the other person down.

I’m a middle-aged man. I wasn’t happy when Reagan or both Bushes were elected, but I never have felt as worried for this country as I am at this point. The fact that so many Americans look to Donald Trump as someone who will “Make America Great Again” would be laughable if it weren’t so horrific.

Senator, this is where I hope you will be of good conscience and take a stand to educate your constituents and influence your colleagues to more than ever be vigilant in standing up for the rights of workers, women, and minorities. When you see legislation coming before you that puts our country on the wrong path, I pray that you will reject it and tirelessly advocate for better ways that help us ALL, instead of the privileged few.

I pray that you will also reject the temptations of money and power, and the people who promote these things above all. They are at the core of most of the ills this country faces, and soon we’ll be handing the reins over to the worst possible representatives whose only responsibilities are to themselves. I do not believe that Trump and his millionaire cronies care one whit about the lives of “ordinary” Americans who are struggling. If our country goes on a downward spiral, economically, environmentally, etc., I have an idea that the billionaires will be fine, but what about the rest of us?

What President Elect goes on a “victory tour” to cap off a hateful, divisive and uninformed campaign? What President Elect would have ever been given a pass on folding his adult children into an unethical and possibly illegal relationship between government and private enterprise? The level of possible malfeasance and the ultimate lowering of the Presidential standard is NOT NORMAL, and we should not accept it as such, or bend to the will of a few rich and influential people.

We need to put our citizens first, not corporations, and to reverse decisions such as Citizens United that claim that the more money you have, the more free speech you have. They are NOT equivalent.

We need to correct the disastrous path that climate change has brought upon us. I believe in science, and the idea that there are a lot of people smarter than me, and educated voices of reason should be paid attention to and respected, not maligned, ignored, or covered up.

We need to make education a priority, and with that, a path to bring back good paying jobs.

We need to take care of our elders by protecting things like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and to stop demonizing people who need a hand up via government assistance. Our country is too prosperous to represent the opinion of those who are mean-spirited, ungenerous and who seek to divide rather than unite. We’re better than this!!

We need to stop devoting endless resources and money in preparation for and execution of war, in a country whose military is already tremendously strong and better-funded than most, if not all countries. That money can be put to much better use by improving the lives of our citizens, right here at home.

We need to ensure that diverse voices in this country are heard, and to call out racism and bigotry when we see it. We need to support net neutrality, and keep that pipeline of free, unfiltered information on the internet and over the airwaves so that we don’t end up in a country where the only opinions we’re allowed to hear or read are ones that support corporate interests, or the 1 percent.

Common sense stuff, right? My earnest hope is that through your work that most of all, legislators can somehow see past the toxic partisanship and work towards the obvious common goals that all Americans share, and to fight against those who would suppress them or distract us all from what really matters, and that you’ll be on the front lines.

I wanted to speak out, with the confidence that millions of people feel similarly to my point of view. This country elected Donald Trump with a 3-million vote deficit on his part. He has no mandate, other than the people want “change.” I don’t think the people who voted for him realize what they’re truly supporting. I think we’ve been hoodwinked, and my wish is that every day your attention is to, now more than ever, be a check on this President.

I appreciate your time. Thank you for your hard work. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Monday Music Club 12-19-16

First show during IUP's Christmas break. 

I usually type out a playlist, take it into the studio, and hew fairly close to it. 

Tonight I forgot to bring my playlist. Yet I had most of the music on hand, as well as other extra stuff. Just for kicks, I'm first posting what was actually played on this week's show, followed by the original playlist. Of course, a lot of those songs missed will end up in future mixes, more than likely. 

Just an example of a memory test of sorts, to try and remember how things fit together musically, and the different paths I took when I ended up "improvising." 

Castro Rock--Jay Chevalier and the House Rockers
Don't Let Go--Roy Hamilton
The Honeydripper--Oscar Peterson Trio
Tight Skirt Tight Sweater--The Versatones
Yield Not to Temptation--Bobby Bland
Not Fade Away--The Rolling Stones
But I Was Cool--Oscar Brown, Jr.
Devil With the Blue Dress--Shorty Long
I'll Never Love Again--The Four Coins
Christmas Comes But Once a Year--Amos Milburn
I'm a Happy Man--The Jive Five
The Shampoo--Les McCann
Milord--Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass
Santa Claus is Watching You--Ray Stevens
I'm Gonna Tell Santa on You--Faron Young
Mockingbird--Inez & Charlie Foxx
Only in America--Jay & the Americans
Tell Me What You See--The Beatles
Hippodelphia--Cannonball Adderley Quintet


A Young Girl of Sixteen--Noel Harrison
A Piece of the Sky--Verdelle Smith
I'm Alive--The Hollies
Aw Shucks--J.J. Jones
When I'm Gone--Brenda Holloway
It's Just a Little Bit Too Late--Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders
It's Love--The Misty Wizards
L.S.D.--Wendell Austion
Goin' to Hell on a Sled--John D. Loudermilk
Hair--Original Broadway Cast
Staletto 135--The Royal Jesters
That's the Way It's Got to Be--The Poets
Whip You--Chuck-a-Luck & the Lovemen Ltd.
Chains of Love--J.J. Barnes
Say I Am (What I Am)--Tommy James & the Shondells
Shake (Live)--Otis Redding
Hush--Billy Joe Royal
Wichita Lineman--Glen Campbell


Sweet Blindness--The 5th Dimension
Flying on the Ground is Wrong--The Guess Who
Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad--Randy Newman
Hitchcock Railway--Jose Feliciano
Embryonic Journey--Jefferson Airplane
White Rabbit--Jefferson Airplane
Astrologically Incompatible--The Bonniwell Music Machine
What is and What Should Never Be--Led Zeppelin
Biff! Bang! Pow!--The Creation
The Child Dreams--Axe
Desiree--The Left Banke
We Can Work it Out--Stevie Wonder
Lady Tell Me Why--D.O.A.
As Long as He Lies Perfectly Still (Live)--The Soft Machine


Early in the Morning--Vanity Fare
Nobody Eats at Linebaugh's Anymore--John Hartford
Pocket Money--Carole King
Shootout on the Plantation--Leon Russell
Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard--Paul Simon
Peace Like a River--Paul Simon
The Witch Queen of New Orleans--Redbone
Back to Funk--Robert Lowe
Please Call Home--The Allman Brothers Band (a request!)
Third Uncle--Brian Eno
You--Tom Snow
Lay Down Sally--Eric Clapton
Fight from the Inside--Queen
I'm the Leader of the Gang--Brownsville Station
Conquistador (Live)--Procol Harum
Haven't Got Time for the Pain--Carly Simon


Castro Rock--Jay Chevalier and the House Rockers
Don't Let Go--Roy Hamilton
The Honeydripper--Oscar Peterson Trio
Christmas Comes But Once a Year--Amos Milburn
Snap Your Fingers--Joe Henderson
Tight Skirt Tight Sweater--The Versatones
Aw Shucks--J.J. Jones
Not Fade Away--The Rolling Stones
Stick Around--Sammy Davis, Jr.
One Monkey Don't Stop No Show--Joe Tex
Breakaway--Jackie DeShannon
Milord--Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass
The Way You Do the Things You Do--The Temptations
Santa Claus is Watching You--Ray Stevens
The Oogum Boogum Song--Brenton Wood
But It's Alright--J.J. Jackson
Right String But the Wrong Yo-Yo--Moquettes
Tell Me What You See--The Beatles
Hippodelphia--Cannonball Adderley Quintet


A Young Girl--Noel Harrison
A Piece of the Sky--Verdelle Smith
Love Story--Randy Newman
Wichita Lineman--Glen Campbell
Piece of My Heart--Erma Franklin
L.S.D.--Wendell Austin
Goin' to Hell on a Sled--John D. Loudermilk
Going Down (from "Hair")--Gerome Ragni, Hair Ensemble
Lucifer--The Salt
Staletto 135--The Royal Jesters
Whip You--Chuck-a-Luck & the Lovemen
Chains of Love--J.J. Barnes
Chained and Bound--Otis Redding
You've Made Me So Very Happy--Brenda Holloway
Hush--Billy Joe Royal
3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds--Jefferson Airplane
The Night Time is the Right Time--Creedence Clearwater Revival


Evil Hearted You--The Yardbirds
Bring it on Home--Led Zeppelin
We Can Work it Out--Stevie Wonder
Ivy, Ivy--The Left Banke
Like an Old-Time Movie--Scott McKenzie
Nobody Eats at Linebaugh's Anymore--John Hartford
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)--The Delfonics
Put Your Hand in the Hand--Ocean
Steppin' Out--Lionel Robinson
Hi-De-Ho--Blood, Sweat & Tears
Pocket Money--Carole King
E.V.A.--Jean-Jacques Perrey
Get Yourself Together--Mark-Almond
Lady Tell Me Why--D.O.A.
Armistice Day--Paul Simon
I Believe in Father Christmas--Greg Lake


Honey Buns--Bobby Rydell
Respect Yourself--Staple Singers
Call Me the Breeze--J.J. Cale
Profondo Rosso (Deep Red)--Giorgio Gaslini
The Sly, the Slick, & the Wicked--The Lost Generation
Submission--Tyrone Washington
Got to Get You Into My Life--Earth, Wind & Fire
Fight From the Inside--Queen
My Bleeding Wound--The New Year
Couldn't Get it Right--Climax Blues Band
How Do I Make You--Linda Ronstadt
See Forever Eyes--Prism
Dance (Disco Heat)--Sylvester
How Do I Survive--Amy Holland
White Hot--Red Rider
Hot Razors in My Heart--Crack the Sky

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Show #572--12/18/16

My "extra" show called the Monday Music Club returns for the next 5 or 6 weeks during IUP's Christmas break. It's a deeper dive into 60s and 70s music. Starting tomorrow (12/19), from 6-10 PM. 

She Says What She Means--Sloan
I Finally Found the Love I Need--Jerry (J.G.) Green
Deeper and Deeper--The Fixx
Cuban Slide--Pretenders  
Because I'm Me--The Avalanches  
What Have You Done for Me Lately--Naytronix & tUnE-yArDs
You Haven't Done Nothin'--Jen Chapin  
Watermelon Man--Herbie Hancock  
Crow Jane--The Derek Trucks Band  
Press On--Euphone
Be Gone--Brad Laner
Chambre a Coucher--The OBGMs



Stairs--Joyce Manor
All Through the Night--Gentle Giant
Shadows on the Street--Gentle Giant
Some Serious Gravity--Janita
Wear Me Out Loud--The I Don't Cares
Alaska--Maggie Rogers  
Let 'Em Say--Lizzo & Caroline Smith
Wednesday Week--The Undertones  
My Clone Sleeps Alone--Pat Benatar
The Metro--Berlin  
Sorry for Being the Man of 1000 Questions--Kristoffer Ragnstam
Groovin'--Reverend Organdrum
Spinning Away--John Cale & Brian Eno
Electric Sunrise--Plini

HOUR 3   FEATURE ALBUM: "SHEET MUSIC" (1974) by 10cc 

Feature albums return during IUP's Christmas break. 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Show #571--12/11/16

Banned (By the Man)--Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin  
Waveland--Noam Pikelny
Hello Sunshine--Damien Jurado & Richard Swift  
Wake Up Boo!--The Boo Radleys  
Think I'm in Love--Beck
The Game of Love--Santana feat. Michelle Branch
Drop in the Ocean--Michelle Branch  
Lead Me On--Amy Grant
Someone to Lose--Wilco
She Rolls--Keller Williams
Amie--Pure Prairie League
Biloxi--Hiss Golden Messenger
Undertow--Lisa Hannigan  
Deep Water--The Beau Brummels



Try as You Might--Elijah Ford    
While You See a Chance--Steve Winwood  
Denial--Marie Davidson
I Confess--The English Best
Hit the Ground--The Men
Milk and Alcohol--Dr. Feelgood
Cold Winter--Dave Davies
When I'm Small--Phantogram
Lunch Box/Odd Sox--Paul McCartney
Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)--Paul McCartney & Wings
Where the Tarantula Lives--The Dead Milkmen
Charlton Heston--Stump


Sunday, December 04, 2016

Show #570--12/4/16

Reasonable World--The Blind Shake
The Man Who Sold the World--David Bowie
The World (is Going Up in Flames)--Charles Bradley  
Ashes By Now--Rodney Crowell
Roll Me Up--Willie Nelson
Amsterdam--Peter Bjorn and John
Young Folks--Peter Bjorn and John  
All My Life--Nite Jewel  
Polyester--John Evans
Gold--John Stewart  
Esther Be the One--ZZ Top
Rebel Rebel--Sweet Spirit  
Lines on My Face--Peter Frampton
The Roots of Coincidence--Pat Metheny Group



The Hurt--Cat Stevens
A War with My Ego--Jaubi
Natural--Howard Jones
Artists' Valley--Bibio
Back of My Hand--The Jags
Pay for the Piano--The Dismemberment Plan
Change--Dan Kye
Sour Mango--Gabriel Garzon Montano
Less Than Zero--Elvis Costello
Numb--Holly McNarland
When I'm With You--Sheriff
We Will Never Wash Away--Younger Me