Makin' Candy, the Haggis edition 1/25/05

It's Robbie Burns' birthday again and this show is a celebration of all things Scottish, including some tunes and poems from the great bard himself. A recipe for haggis was also given out.

  • Doin' Quite Alright: Spirit of the West
  • Bagpipe Tunes from the Northeast of Scotland
  • The Stool of Repentance/The Nuptial Knot: Thistledown
  • Roamin' in the Gloamin': Sir Harry Lauder
  • Flowers of Edinburth: The Berkeley Scottish Players
  • Looly, Looly: Archie Fisher
  • Comin' Thru the Rye (song) /Gone are the Joys of the Morning (song) /To a Mousie (poem): Robbie Burns
  • The First House in Connaught/The Copper Plate Reel: played on the Uilleann pipes
  • French Lessons: Metrovavan
  • I Think I'm Paranoid: Garbage
  • Envoys: Life without Buildings
  • Pandora: The Cocteau Twins
  • Regrets: Eurythmics
  • Favour: The Wake
  • 1000 Stars: Big Country
  • Ghost Rider: Paul Haig
    A small whisky set follows...
  • Jigging Medley: The Rankin Family
  • What's the Use of Getting Sober: Joe Jackson
  • Athens Queen: Stan Rogers
  • Winter Whisky: The Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society
  • Hills of Glenshee: Shenandoah
  • Silver Tassie: McBain's Scottish Dance Band
  • Medley Selection: Macnish Distillery Pipe Band
  • The Haggis: Capercaillie

Where the Candy is Blue, Makin' Candy 1/18/05

This show turned out to be a bluegrass, folk & mountain music special, with a few other things thrown in for good measure.

  • You Don't Love God if You Don't Love Your Neighbor: Rhonda Vincent
  • Dialog Box: David Byrne
  • We Can Be Together: Jefferson Airplane (Spencer Dryden tribute)
  • My Daddy Played the Fiddle (Like I Don't)/Golden Slippers: Joel Mabus
  • Yo Se de Una Mujer: Barbarito Diaz
  • High Germany: Margaret Christl
  • A Great Big Sea: Bram Morrison
  • Careless Love: John Koerner
  • How Mountain Girls Can Love: New River Boys
  • Duncan: Paul Simon
  • A Guelder Rose on the Hill (Russian folk song): Anatoly Poletayev (bayan)
  • The Lass Doon on the Quay: High Level Ranters
  • Rocky Road: from the Red Herring Coffee House Fall Folk Festival, Urbana, IL 1969
  • The Thrill is Gone: Grateful Dawg s/t
  • Lickered Up; The Danville Junction Boys
  • Song for David: Rosalie Sorrels
  • The Deck of Cards: The Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society
  • The Mountain: Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
  • Hard Hearted: Bottle Hill
  • The First Time: Cilla Fisher & Artie Tresize
  • Bank Robber: Hot Tuna
  • Bittersweet & Blue: Paul Penfield
  • Old Blues: Guy & Joe
  • Man of Constant Sorrow: Tony Furtado feat. Tim O'Brien
  • Truck Driving Woman: Si Kahn
  • New Boots: Mark Henley
  • Little Cabin: Donnelly & Gerardi
  • Pretty Boy Floyd: Arlo Guthrie
  • Sledd Ridin': Mike Aldridge & "Old Dog"
  • Owl Feather: John Hartford with Mike Compton
  • Reels: Boy in the Gap/The Banshee/Music in the Glen: Barde
  • Going Home: Jane Voss

Makin' Candy, 1/11/05

Just throwin' together a little of excellent everything in the sweet mix.

  • Union of the Snake: Duran Duran
  • batteries (can't help me now): Figurine
  • Il ne Rentre pas ce Soir: Eddy Mitchell
  • Just What I Needed: The Cars
  • Minority: Green Day
  • Secrets: Mission of Burma
  • Black Steel: Tricky
  • Mixed Bizness (remix, DJ Me DJ You): Beck
  • Ah Ndiya: Oumou Sangau
  • Less Cities More Moving People: The Fixx
  • Padidadidub: Armchair
  • Mandalay Cow: Maria Napoleon
  • Elusive Time: Celeste
  • Chal Chameli Bagh: Krodhi s/t
  • Harry Lime Theme (Third Man s/t): Toni Sulzbock (zither)
  • 74th Highlander's Quickstep/ The Barren Rocks of Aden: Thistledown
  • I Knew You Would Go: Aden
  • Mambo Guajiro: Rene Touzet (Bottle Rocket s/t)
  • Jazz in the Present Tense: The Solsonics
  • Fee: Phish
  • Midnight Poppies/Crooked Birds: Medeski Martin & Wood
  • This World (is Closing in On Me): Chris Carpenter
  • Quiet Nights & Quiet Stars: Sinatra & Jobim
  • Patchwork Quilt: Tom Baehr (standard dulcimer)
  • Snow on High Ground: Nightnoise
  • An Uncommonly Fine Life: Joaquin Leviano
  • Edge of Memory: Dreamchaser
  • Andante from the "Trout" Quintet: Schubert

Makin' Candy again! 1/4/05

All Professor Kitty's favorites on a special day.

  • Crawlspace: The Beastie Boys
  • Here Comes Your Man: The Pixies
  • I Walk the Earth: King Biscuit Time
  • I Wanna Be A Cowboy: Boys Don't Cry
  • Hyperballad: Bjork
  • Rudie Can't Fail: The Clash
  • Little Bones: The Tragically Hip
  • Why I Write Such Good Songs: Kleenex Girl Wonder
  • The Only Man in Town: Moose
  • Beds are Burning: Midnight Oil
  • Trying Your Luck: The Strokes
  • Jacking the Ball: The Sea & Cake
  • Mirror in the Bathroom: English Beat
  • Panda Riot: Our Hour
  • I Didn't Mean to Turn You On: Robert Palmer
  • Love Crown: Godzuki
  • Electric Avenue: Eddie Grant
  • Terror: Stockholm Monsters
  • No Rain: Blind Melon
  • Saint Behind the Glass: Los Lobos
  • My Radio (AM Mix): Stars
  • Cross Bones Style: Cat Power
  • If You Want Me To Stay: Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Some Girls are Bigger than Others: The Smiths
  • This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody): Talking Heads
  • Daily Sisyphus: Paloma
  • Primary: The Cure
  • The Casio Fight Song: David Shouse & the Bloodthirsty Lovers
  • Foram Koten: hollAnd

Bookstore Gift Certificates are the Bomb

Spent some time yesterday in a local bookstore looking for the best way to spend a $50 gift certificate. (First rule of gift certificates: must spend right away.) Here's what I ended up with:

Llewellyn's 2005 Herbal Almanac
What sold me on this one was the "Herbs for Beauty" section that includes recipes for making your own shampoo, moisturizers, scrubs, plus a chapter on growing your own loofahs. Of COURSE I want to grow my own loofahs, thank you!

The Natural Remedy Bible, revised & updated, by Michael Tierra and John Lust
This is a fat little mass market in which you can look up ailments like "aging," "hepatitis," and "sweating hands" and find info on symptoms, causes & treatments. Also has chapters on diet & exercise, 20 popular herbs, and hydrotherapy.

Wintersigns in the Snow and Springsigns, both by Gerald Cox
These are 2 adorable little books for people who like to run around in the woods and observe tree silhouettes, animal tracks, and bird behavior. They're full of drawings and the text is handwritten so it seems like you're reading somebody else's personal nature notes. Cutie!

Putting Food By, 4th edition, newly revised, by Janet Greene, Ruth Hertzberg & Beatrice Vaughan
This is a classic first published by the Stephen Greene Press in 1973. I have a theory that next summer I'm going to have a garden full of vegetables (besides loofahs) that I'll can, freeze & dry for winter use, like a truly sustainable Vermonter. I read the first couple chapters and these people are SERIOUS about getting things thoroughly sterilized, using only the best and cleanest ingredients, and making sure every step of the process is done correctly and hygienically. Otherwise, you could die from botulism. Ack!