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June 15, 2006

LMB Radio 06-15-06


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LMB Radio 06-15-06

with special guest co-host Taylor
(who, unlike most of my “guest co-hosts”, is not a cat)
(Still, Taylor opts to not say much)

Jake lectures/pointificates on:

- the South Central Farm saga
- the President and the Blind Guy
- the mystery of “In the Pines”*
- the Green Scare/ “Operation Backfire”
- “International Weekend of Resistance Against the Green Scare”

Musically, we’ve got the Wu-Tang Clan, Anthony Hamilton, Nirvana, the Bosshoss, Morrissey, Loki, Ministry, the B.A. Baracus Band, Queens of the Stone Age, new Spearhead, the Louvin Brothers, David Bowie, Requiem, Refused, Eric B & Rakim, Baltimore Music Club, and more.

Correction: the band I referred to as “The B.A. Baracus Experience” is actually called “The B.A. Baracus Band.”

*After I played an old timey 1950s country song called “In the Pines”, Taylor noted that it sounded similar to a song from the Nirvana Unplugged album and that perhaps it was a cover. But we looked, and the soundalike song had a different title, so we figured it was coincidence. But when playing both songs, I realized that both repeated the refrain “In the Pines”, implying that there was at least some common ancestry to the songs. So, I got home and dug around a bit.

Apparently, “In the Pines” is a folk song from Southern Appalachia that dates back to the 1870s, and has been played in dozens of forms and variations ever since, in folk, country, blues, jazz, and rock (probably in that order). But most versions feature a woman, a murder, the pine forest, and a train. Frankly, if you read the various interpretations mentioned in that article above, the song is creepy as hell.

Incidentally, the cellist who appears in the Nirvana version is Melorah Creager, founder of the alt-goth band Rasputina, who I often play on the show.

Posted by Jake on June 15, 2006 9:23 pm

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