Persephone, Icarus, The Beatles, Patty Griffin and Gogol Bordello, Mtn Mama perpetuates the myths

Hi there … and welcome to Mountain Mama’s Earth Music … home grown and perpetuating the myth

1) Magic Carpet Ride, Steppenwolf 4:28
2) Burn The Honeysuckle, The Gourds 3:35
3) She Talks To Angels, The Black Crowes 5:31
Gretel in Darkness
Louise Gluck
This is the world we wanted.
All who would have seen us dead
are dead. I hear the witch’s cry
break in the moonlight through a sheet
of sugar: God rewards.
Her tongue shrivels into gas. . . .

Now, far from women’s arms
and memory of women, in our father’s hut
we sleep, are never hungry.
Why do I not forget?
My father bars the door, bars harm
from this house, and it is years.

No one remembers. Even you, my brother,
summer afternoons you look at me as though
you meant to leave,
as though it never happened.
But I killed for you. I see armed firs,
the spires of that gleaming kiln—

Nights I turn to you to hold me
but you are not there.
Am I alone? Spies
hiss in the stillness, Hansel,
we are there still and it is real, real,
that black forest and the fire in earnest.

4) Song of the Wandering Angeus, Caroline Herring 3:32

County Librarian/Archivist Patty Wong on next 'Speakeasy'

Yolo County Librarian/Chief Archivist Patty Wong guests on the May 26 edition of "Speakeasy," a local talk show that airs Wednesdays at 10 a.m. on KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM in Davis. The show is also streamed live and archived at Repeats air Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.

Wong was appointed County Librarian/Chief Archivist of the Yolo County Library in January 2008 and is responsible for a seven-branch system and the Archives and Records Center for Yolo County.

A part-time faculty at the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University and at Drexel University’s iSchool specializing in management and grant writing, she continues to serve as a consultant for libraries in the areas of managing change, youth development, fundraising, cultural diversity, developing homework centers in libraries, as well as developing joint ventures and collaborations between libraries and community agencies. In March 2010 she was named one of two 2010 Women of the Year for State Senator Lois Wolk’s district (5th-CA).

Patti Griffin, Redbone, Steve Miller Band and Rumi ... Mountain Mama Grows Weary

Hi there … and welcome to Mountain Mama’s Earth Music … home grown and wilting

1) Little Fire, Patti Griffin (feat. Emmylou Harris) 4:07
2) Sleepin’ Is All I Want To Do, The Duhks 3:45
3) I am Weary, The Cox Family 3:14

Those Winter Sundays
by Robert E. Hayden
Sundays too my father got up early
and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,
then with cracked hands that ached
from labor in the weekday weather made
banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.

I’d wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking.
When the rooms were warm, he’d call,
and slowly I would rise and dress,
fearing the chronic angers of that house,

Speaking indifferently to him,
who had driven out the cold
and polished my good shoes as well.
What did I know, what did I know
of love’s austere and lonely offices?

4) Ease Back, Amos Lee 4:33
5) Who Carried You, Malcom Holcomb 3:32

Niobe of the Painting
After Maurice-Denis’s La petite fille a la robe rouge
By Kate Daniels

The girl in the red dress
is coming apart. Nothing
is holding her together
but imagination.
She’s hurrying, but it’s too late.
The gun has just gone off,

This week on Speakeasy

I'm excited about this show. jesikah is not only an innovative community media leader, but she's directly responsible for my involvement in the field, as she helped created my original job at DCTV and lured me into the wild world of public access media (for which I'm eternally grateful). Tune in Wed. for a chat with a most interesting and fabulous local mover and shaker. --Autumn

Art of Regional Change on next 'Speakeasy'
Art of Regional Change (ARC) Co-founder and Director jesikah maria ross [cap. correct] guests on the May 12 edition of "Speakeasy," a local talk show that airs Wednesdays at 10 a.m. on KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM in Davis. The show is also streamed live and archived at Repeats air Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.

ARC is a UC Davis program that brings scholars, students, and artists together with community groups to collaborate on media arts projects that strengthen communities, generate engaged scholarship, and inform public decision-making.

A Deep Space Journey To The Dark Star On The Golden Road

On Sunday, May 2nd, The Golden Road will take the cover off of the shiny, gleaming spaceship and take 'er for a spin around the's been awhile!

Our featured sounds will be from a 1996 release entitled, "Gray Folded". This release was produced by a fellow named John Oswald who was given an open door to the Grateful Dead's legendary archival recordings vault. Once inside the hallowed halls of the vault, Oswald culled portions of over 50 live versions of the Dead's all-time improvisational & experimental tune, "Dark Star", and blended them into a sonic journey that is unlike anything you have ever heard before.

As Jerry Garcia once said in an interview, "I have a long continuum of "Dark Stars" which range in character to real different extremes. Dark Star has meant, while i'm playing it, almost as many things as I could imagine."

During this broadcast, recordings from the Merry Pranksters "social mixer" events will also be part of the sonic tapestry on hand.

Tune in live from 7 - 9 pm or catch the replays on Friday, May 7th (10 pm - 12 midnite) or Saturday, May 8th (3 - 5 pm)...or, of course, any ol' time at the K-Dirt website.

Mountain Mama asks you to give

Hi there … and welcome to Mountain Mama’s Earth Music … home grown and asking

1) Give a Little Bit, The Goo Goo Dolls 3:36
2) Movin’ On Down The Line, The Black Crowes 5:43
3) Give It Up, Bonnie Raitt 7:00

To Rich Givers. by Walt Whitman
WHAT you give me, I cheerfully accept,
A little sustenance, a hut and garden, a little money—these, as I rendezvous with my
A traveler’s lodging and breakfast as I journey through The States—Why should I
ashamed to own such gifts? Why to advertise for them?
For I myself am not one who bestows nothing upon man and woman;
For I bestow upon any man or woman the entrance to all the gifts of the universe.

4) Give You My Lovin, Mazzy Star 3:50
5) If I Had The World To Give, The Grateful Dead 4:53

Poem by Gina Covina

6) Give It Away, Red Hot Chili Peppers 4:44
7) Get By With A Little Help From My Friends, John Lennon :39
8) Diamonds On The Inside, Ben Harper, 4:27

Hope is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

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The Eclectic Dinosaur Visits The Grapevine

Ladies and Gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, the one...the only..."Walkin' Talkin' Rockin'" Lee of KDRT's beloved "Eclectic Dinosaur" program...will be joining me in the KDRT studio this Thursday, April 15 from 7 to 8 pm. There's always a whiff of danger when we get together and start yappin' about classic American music...yea boy!

But we promise to be judicious with our yappin', and we will for sure make it happen with a big ol' bunch of sounds that will keep you spinnin' round!

Replays of the show will be comin' offa the KDRT antenna on April 19 from 3 to 4 pm, and, of course, you can catch it any time after the program airs at

So, here is the trivia question for this special broadcast:

What is known as the "Little Bitty Record With The Great Big Hole"?

Give us a call with your answer when we are on the air and we'll play your request. 792-1648.

Thanks for listening to K-DIRT!