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DSC00260 When I put this week’s show together, there were two big things I didn’t know would happen this week that would (strangely) tie into one of the underlying themes of the show. We lost two great icons in both music and entertainment, David Bowie and Alan Rickman.Gabriel Prado wrote a brilliant piece on the impact of David Bowie you definitely should read.

I’ve been processing the loss of a good friend of ours who passed away too early in life last year. That is a theme that is addressed in the first hour with a series of songs dedicated to her. Grieving is hard, and I honestly really suck at it. It takes me a long time to really catch up with the reality and emotions of losing someone you know. Then to lose someone you don’t know personally but admire from afar, it’s still very real and very raw.

The theme this week stems from a long conversation my wife and I had over breakfast with friends. There were some profound things said that I will share with you in both hours, and the music provides a subtle commentary on the subject matter.

Is death something you have trouble processing too? Comment here and let’s talk together. Maybe our collective conversation can help us to process this better.

Hour 1 Playlist

(Show Theme) Lindsay Katt. “Heart Place (Instrumental)” Picking Out Boxes. Lindsay Katt, 2008. 01:05

Augustus. “Virtues” Into Frames. Augustus, 2015. 04:55
Augustus. “Born Of Men” Into Frames. Augustus, 2015. 03:32

Brandi Carlile. “Before It Breaks” Live at Benaroya Hall with The Seattle Symphony. Columbia Records, 2011. 04:23
Brandi Carlile. “Pride & Joy” Live at Benaroya Hall with The Seattle Symphony. Columbia Records, 2011. 06:50

Luther Dickinson. “And It Hurts” Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook) Volumes I & II. New West Records, 2016. 03:59
Luther Dickinson. “Ain’t No Grave (Featuring Mavis Staples)” Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook) Volumes I & II. New West Records, 2016. 03:52

Dry The River. “Med School” Alarms in The Heart. Transgressive Records, 2014. 03:40
Dry The River. “Alarms in The Heart” Alarms in The Heart. Transgressive Records, 2014. 03:29

Neko Case. “This Tornado Loves You” Middle Cyclone. Anti Inc, 2009. 03:21
Neko Case. “The Pharoahs” Middle Cyclone. Anti Inc, 2009. 03:38

(Tribute To Wendy)
Trevor Hall. “House” Trevor Hall. Vanguard Records, 2009. 05:13
Jenny & Tyler. “What A Wonderful World” For Freedom-A Covers EP. Jenny & Tyler, 2014. 02:41
Brett Dennen. “Heaven (featuring Natalie Merchant)” Hope For The Hopeless. Dualtone Music, 2009. 03:57
Bruce Springsteen. “Land Of Hope and Dreams” Wrecking Ball. Bruce Springsteen, 2012. 06:58

Hour 2 Playlist

(Show Theme) Lindsay Katt. “Heart Place (Instrumental)” Picking Out Boxes. Lindsay Katt, 2008. 01:05

Citizen Cope. “Nite Becomes Day” The Clarence Greenwood Recordings. Arista, 2004. 04:53
Citizen Cope. “Son’s Gonna Rise” The Clarence Greenwood Recordings. Arista, 2004. 04:06

Jimmy Eat World. “You Were Good” Damage. Exotic Location Recordings, 2013. 04:14
Jimmy Eat World. “Appreciation” Damage. Exotic Location Recordings, 2013. 03:16

Chuck Oney. “Some Other Lovers” Shimmering Hearts. Charles Oney, 2014. 02:43
Chuck Oney. “Dear Miss Roberts (Reprise)” Shimmering Hearts. Charles Oney, 2014. 04:46

Trevor Hall. “All In Due Time” KALA (Deluxe Edition). Vanguard Records, 2015. 03:45
Trevor Hall. “Guidance ” KALA (Deluxe Edition). Vanguard Records, 2015. 04:38

Ingrid Michaelson. “Keep Breathing (Extra)” Girls and Boys. Ingrid Michaelson, 2011. 03:28
Ingrid Michaelson. “Glass” Girls and Boys. Ingrid Michaelson, 2011. 03:04

James Vincent McMorrow. “This Old Dark Machine” Early In The Morning. Vagrant Records, 2011. 04:15
James Vincent McMorrow. “Down The Burning Ropes” Early In The Morning. Vagrant Records, 2011. 05:00

Sarah Jarosz. “The Book Of Right On” Build Me Up From Bones. Sugar Hill Records, 2013. 05:36
Sarah Jarosz. “1,000 Things” Build Me Up From Bones. Sugar Hill Records, 2013. 03:28

Annual Covers Series: Covered In Covers Playlist


Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 6.55.46 PM Every summer we feature a collection of not only great cover songs, but the BEST curated cover song playlist available anywhere.
Want proof? Just listen. You won’t find a better selection of covers out there, on any of the music streaming platforms.
We’re a community-driven platform, which means that you as a listener and community member always have a place at our table. Your suggestions, requests, and comments are welcome. This year’s covers special features a few requests and introductions to new artists from folks like you. We give shoutouts too, because we love the connection we have with you.
We have the brand new release from the all covers album from Iron & Wine & Ben Bridwell, Megan Davies (requested), and a special segment in our 2nd hour dedicated to 90s alt-rock that you can’t miss.

Enjoy!

Lindsay Katt. “Heart Place (Instrumental)” Picking Out Boxes. Lindsay Katt, 2008. 01:45
(The Appetizer Radio Show Theme Song)
Iron & Wine & Ben Bridwell. “No Way Out Of Here” Sing Into My Mouth. Black Cricket Recording, 2015. 04:38
Iron & Wine & Ben Bridwell. “This Must Be The Place” Sing Into My Mouth. Black Cricket Recording, 2015. 03:32

Twin Forks. “Mean” An Introduction To Twin Forks. Twin Forks, 2014. 04:02
Florence + The Machine. “Addicted To Love” Lungs (Deluxe Edition). Universal Republic, 2009. 03:19
Lorenzo Bertocchini & Elizabeth Lee. “Be True (Springsteen Cover)” For You 2. Lorenzo Bertocchini & Elizabeth Lee, 2010. 04:25

Crooked Fingers. “The River” Reservoir Songs EP. Merge Records, 2002. 05:47
Megan Davies & Jaclyn Davies. “White Walls / Can’t Hold Us / Same Love / Thrift Shop (Acoustic Mashup) [feat. Jaclyn Davies] ” White Walls / Can’t Hold Us / Same Love / Thrift Shop (Acoustic Mashup) [feat.

Jaclyn Davies]-Single . Megan Davies & Jaclyn Davies, 2014. 04:26
Deftones. “No Ordinary Love” B-Sides & Rarities (Remastered) [Bonus Track Version]. Rhino, 2005. 05:35
Johnny Cash. “Father and Son (feat. Fiona Apple) ” Unearthed. American Recordings, 2003. 02:50

Sleeping At Last. “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” Covers, vol 1. Sleeping At Last, 2014. 03:32
Sarah Blasko. “Don’t Dream It’s Over” They Will Have Their Way – The Songs of Tim & Neil Finn. Imports, 2011. 04:42

Grateful Dead. “She Belongs to Me (Live, September 15, 1985)” Postcards of the Hanging – Grateful Dead Perform the Songs of Bob Dylan. Grateful Dead/Rhino, 2004. 07:20

Hour 2 Playlist

Lindsay Katt. “Heart Place (Instrumental)” Picking Out Boxes. Lindsay Katt, 2008. 01:45
(The Appetizer Radio Show Theme Song)
The Real You. “Don’t Worry Baby” Rockin Romance. Various Artists, 2012. 03:26
Bayside. “Runaway” Covers, vol 1 EP. Gumshoe Records, 2012. 02:46

Copeland. “Take My Breath Away” Know Nothing Stays The Same AD. THe Militia Group, 2004. 04:52
Jenny & Tyler. “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (feat. Sara Groves)” For Freedom-A Covers EP. Jenny & Tyler, 2013. 05:53
Snuff. “On The Outside” The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute . Fat Wreck Chords, 2013. 02:53
Silversun Pickups. “Not Dark Yet” Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years Of Amnesty International. Amnesty Records, 2012. 06:23

Courrier. “The Cave” Covers. Courrier, 2013. 03:57
PlayRadioPlay!. “Mr. Brightside” The Frequency EP. Island Records, 2007. 05:11
Anberlin. “Enjoy The Silence” Punk Goes 90s. Fearless Records, 2011. 03:32

Birdy. “1901” Birdy. Atlantic Recordings UK, 2011. 01:00
Picking On Series. “Coming Clean (feat. Honeywagon)” Green Day Bluegrass: Pickin’ On Green Day – A Tribute (feat. Honeywagon). CMH records , 2004. 02:49

mewithoutyou. “In Bloom” Come As You Are – A 20th Anniversary Tribute to Nirvana’s “Nevermind”. Reimagine, 2011. 02:51
Mayday Parade. “Come Down” Punk Goes 90s Vol 2. Fearless Records, 2014. 05:32

Michael Tiernan. “The Day I Tried To Live” Jumping In. Michael Tiernan, 2005. 03:45
Hailstorm. “Hunger Stricke” Reanimate: The Covers – EP. Atlantic Recordings, 2011. 03:54

Seattle’s March To May Loses Love, Finds Sound

IMG_2608 Indie Folk-Pop Duo Darren Guyaz and Beth Wesche have taken the path of Joy Williams and John Paul White (The Civil Wars), Jenny & Tyler, She & Him, Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard (The Swell Season) and a growing group of musicians who are crafting music in pairs. March To May is the duo’s name, and their premier single follows another well-worn musical path-lost love.

The single, Ember, cuts deep into the noted skin of loss and anguish, reeling with moving percussion, piano and string accompaniment over a soft guitar melody to draw you into the bittersweet storyline.

March To May have found a fitting sound for their enchanting vocal pairing, combined with the harmonizing of harp and guitar together in a fluid fashion. The song reminds me of similar work by Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan from their 2005 single Unplayed Piano. The movement, mood, and song flow shares many similarities. All in all it makes me hopeful of the music that will follow from this great emerging duo.

Hear it and see their new video:

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