Mountain Mama practices letting go

Hi there … and welcome to Mountain Mama’s Earth Music … home grown and making peace with the letting go … with the shift … there did you feel it

1) I’ll Be Around, Bobby Bare Jr. 4:36
2) Happy Ending, Chuck Prophet 3:23

In Her Mother’s Country, by Sandy Longhorn

3) Lullaby, The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit 3:53
4) You Got Gold, John Prine 4:38

A Little Tooth by Thomas Lux
Your baby grows a tooth, then two,
and four, and five, then she wants some meat
directly from the bone. It's all

over: she'll learn some words, she'll fall

Some days this radio thing just makes you smile

I left the studio after taping Speakeasy today with a huge grin on my face. Turning the tables on Koren Motekaitis (host of "How She Really Does It" on KDRT, Fridays 10 am-noon) by putting her in the interviewee's seat was a hoot. Then I took a little trip down memory lane by playing a portion of an interview with the inimitable Jeff Shaw (DJ Shaw-zam) that we did last year. Spent some time reflecting on KDRT's past & future--this radio station turns 5 on Sept 24!

Capped it all with a little Grateful Dead, which was for Rod, btw.

A good day--how could it not be?

Beatlemania on KDRT!

new KDRT button

In celebration of the re-release of the entire Beatles music catalog, KDRT DJ’s Jim Buchanon and Dr. Strangely Strange will host a two part Beatles special. Seldom heard stories, interviews, alternate versions and live cuts will be featured along with the newly re-mastered songs. Part 1 (the early years) will air on Live Tracks, Thursday, September 10 from 8-10 pm, and part 2 (the later years) can be heard on The Magical Music Box, Sunday, September 13 from 7-9pm. You may also listen via internet streaming here at

Lyrics to "How Sweet, How Fair This Likeness Is"

How sweet, how fair this likeness Is,
So sweet as never eye beheld!
Its heavenly image fills my breast,
My heart, with new emotion pressed,
Some quality I ne'er could name
Yet here it burns with steady flame.
Should this emotion love be called?
Ah yes, it is to love I yield!
Ah, could I not but find her here!
Ah, if to me she were but near,
I should, I should be-warm and pire-
What should I do?-
I should embrace her tenderly
Close to my heart in ecstasy,
And then forever she'd be mine.

Mountain Mama gets down to her rockabilly roots

Hi there … and welcome to Mountain Mama’s Earth Music … home grown and getting down to my rockabilly roots

1) Tell My Mother I Miss Her So, Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses 4:12
2) 1952 Vincent Black Lightening, Reckless Kelly 5:30
3) Mississippi Kid, Lynrd Skynrd 3:56

For a night or two give me a gravelly voice singing in some dark cornered bar with a good dance floor and watch the world dissolve

4) It’s All Over Now, by The Rolling Stones 3:27
5) Crazy Mama, JJ Cale 2:31
6) K-Line, Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons 5:03

Gary Snyder, I Went Into the Maverick Bar

Lyrics to Ecco ridente in Cielo (Dawn with her rosy mantle) from show of 8/19/09

Dawn with her rosy mantle,
Stands at the gate of morning.
Night's gloom afar is driven,
Yet thou art slumbering still!
Wake, and arise my fairest,
Look forth, in beauty beaming,
Brighter than sunshine gleaming,
With joy my heart to fill.

Oh, moment of rapture,
Her fair hand appeareth;
My sighing she heareth!
My prayer she grants,
Bissfull moment,
She appeareth!

My sighing
She heareth!
Ye moments ,oh, hasten,
Until I behold her!
Until I have told her
My heart she enchants,
Until I have told her my heart she enchants.

The Golden Road meets Neal Cassady and The Story of Cassidy

Join me this Sunday LIVE from 7 to 9 pm with the fabled & legendary tales of Neal Cassady and how the tune "Cassidy" came alive. Break out your trusty road & mind maps and get ready for a journey 'round the Great West and beyond. BUT WAIT! There is more!!!!

KDRT's finest, Mountain Mama, is coming out of the hills in the nick of time to join me as we double-clutch the twisting roads to nirvana.

Earth Mama dives into cool water

Hi there … and welcome to Mountain Mama’s Earth Music … home grown and looking for cool water

1) Sweet Water, Gary Hoey 4:12
2) Water, ALO 7:35

Me and Lake Catherine by Arthur Heehler, a delightful Davis poet who is gone from us now.

3) Don’t Drink the Water, by Dave Matthews Band, 6:38
4) Skimming Stones, by Beth Orton 5:51

Gary Snyder, Rain in Alleghany

5) Cool Water, Marty Robbins 3:12
6) Bread and Water, Ryan Bingham 4:07

Water by Wendell Berry
I was born in a drouth year. That summer
my mother waited in the house, enclosed

Interviewing the Eclectic Dinosaur

Four years ago, on Aug. 9, a Brooklyn-born retired steelworker named Lee Renault, a.k.a. The Eclectic Dinosaur, launched a music show on KDRT and has been going strong ever since. Why "The Eclectic Dinosaur?" It's all about the music--a very odd and diverse collection spanning probably seven decades, and full of hidden gems and musical trivia. So, it's eclectic, for sure. And much of it's old, so I think that makes Lee the dinosaur. ;)