The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

Radio Free Gunslinger #23: Shielded

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger, entitled 'Shielded.' is Alice B. Toklas

The Content

First Sequence:
Frankie Carle - I Want a Girl (Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)
Roy Eldridge - If I Had You
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra - Keepin' Out of Mischief, Now
Erroll Garner - Only Make Believe
Ben Bernie & His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra - I'll Get By

Second Sequence:
The Anita Kerr Singers - A Hazy Shade of Winter
Red House Painters - I Am a Rock
Simon & Garfunkel - Red Rubber Ball (live)
The Lemonheads - Mrs. Robinson
Balot - April, Come She Will

Third Sequence:
The Kinsmen - Glass House green, Splinter Red
The Neat Change - I Lied to Auntie May
Kaleidoscope - Jenny Artichoke
The Herd - Our Fairy Tale
The Kinks - Tin Soldier Man

Fourth Sequence:
Slim Lamar & His Southerners - Goofus
McKinney's Cotton Pickers - Do Something
Gil Rodin & His Orchestra - Hello, Beautiful
Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees - The One That I Love, Loves Me
The Whoopee Makers - Rush Inn Blues

Frank Zappa - Stairway to Heaven (live)


Jerome Raim said...

Great playlist, Tom. Thank you for sharing!

Robert Fiore said...

No download?

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