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 #32: So Much for Philosophy



Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger, entitled 'So Much for Philosophy,' is Tiny Tim

The Content

First Sequence:
The Barracudas - Not Fade Away
Fiona Apple & Jon Brion - Everyday
The Hollies - Take Your Time
Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue Got Married (demo)
The Searchers - Listen to Me

Second Sequence:
The Three Sounds - Change Partners
Charlie Venture & Flip Phillips - Cheek to Cheek
Stephane Grappelli & Yehudi Menuhin - The Piccolino
The Oscar Peterson Trio - Isn't This a Lovely Day?
Stanley Black & The Kingsway Promenade Orchestra - No Strings

Third Sequence:
Cilla Black - Step Inside, Love (demo)
The Spongetones - On the Wings of a Nightingale
John Denver - Junk
Cherry Twister - Another Day
Paul McCartney - Mull of Kintyre (demo)

Fourth Sequence:
Vic Damone - The Night is Young and You're So Beautiful
Perry Como - Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella (On a Rainy Day)
Toni Arden - I Can Dream, Can't I?
The Four Aces - Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine)
Liberace - I'll Be Seeing You

Summation:
Bob Dorough - Three is a Magic Number (live)

3 comments :

marietta said...

Tim, what a wonderfull singer

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Tom, thanks so much for the time & thought you put into these ... i hook my portable speakers up to my laptop & our night's music is here as if I conjured up the coolest underground radio station, maybe whfs in bethesda circa '78 or something only no commercials ever

BabbaZee said...

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