The Grapevine Chases Chain Lightning

Be sure to tune into The Grapevine to hear a very special broadcast featuring the incredible sounds of the one, the only...Steely Dan. Here's one of my favorite quotes from record reviewers on their music:

"The cerebral energy, the precise rhythms, the melodies which rise like the sun on your day off, all combine to give the music of Steely Dan an unmistakable reality, which hangs like an aura around your stereo speakers."

And here's another:

"Almost every character in each of these songs is engaged in furtive balancing verbal puzzles and moments of unequivocal clarity, Steely Dan has learned how to keep the vampires from the door."

But the real deal, folks, is that Steely Dan has always had one of the coolest sounds by combining excellent horn arrangements, killer keyboard work, incredibly strong melodies, unique lyrics and a vast sea of mental images set to some beautiful, and often very weird music!

The live broadcast will be Thursday, March 18th from 7 to 8 pm, and replayed direct off of the KDRT antenna on March 22nd from 3 to 4 pm. And of course, you can catch this special show all over the world at:

Mountain Mama Stays Put

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

1) Stay, Allison Krauss and Union Station 3:16

An excerpt from Barbara Kingsolver’s “High Tide In Tucson”

2) Little Fire, Patty Griffin with Emmylou Harris 4:07
3) Southside of Heaven, Ryan Bingham 6:23

What comes to Us by Luke Breit
After dinner, after baseball
and beer, after heat, we walk
back of the old house, here
on top of the mountain, and shrink.
A thousand feet below,
Between small lives
and our spinning globe,
a glacier of fog has thundered
silently in from the edge of space
and buried the world. The sun
floats gently down to this
motionless sea, and begins to drown.
It lends each wisp of cloud a color
to hurl at us, daring our eyes
to remember it. None do.
Instead, we retreat into caves of voice,
throwing them up loud and fast
as shelters against so much awe.
I move off, down the trail, to sit
alone and wait until the earth
has shrunk to a size
I can hold in my mind.
When it does, I’m by myself in night
Suddenly lonely for my kind of animal,
I move back to the house
where the chatter, like evening,

Mountain Mama Twisted

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

1) Twisted, The Wood Brothers 4:09

Manzanita by Gary Snyder

Before dawn the coyotes
weave medicine songs
dream nets -- spirit baskets --
milky way music
they cook young girls with
to be woman;
or the whirling dance of
striped boys --

At moon-set the pines are gold-purple
Just before sunrise.

The dog hastens into the undergrowth
Comes back panting
Huge, on the small dry flowers.

A woodpecker
Drums and echoes
Across the still meadow

One man draws, and releases an arrow
Humming, flat,
Misses a gray stump, and splitting
A smooth red twisty manzanita bough.

Manzanita the tips in fruit,
Clusters of hard green berries
The longer you look
The bigger they seem,

`little apples'

2) Little Plastic Castle, Ani DeFranco 4:03
3) The Piano Has Been Drinking, Dan Hicks 3:30

Barbie, Her Identity as an Extraterrestrial Finally
Suspected, Bravely Battles the Interrogation of
the Pentagon Task Force Who's Captured Her
By Denise Duhamel

Don't bother looking for my belly button, boys--

Next Speakeasy: Save Explorit

The Feb. 24 edition of "Speakeasy" features Peter Willson and Keith Banks of the Explorit Science Center discussing the Save Explorit campaign. Due to a "perfect storm" of real estate values plummeting and donations falling, our community's science center finds itself in the unfortunate state of needing to raise $600,000 before Aug. 1. The interview details what's happening with the campaign and highlights some of Explorit's progams and community partnerships. This was taped in the studio for DCTV, with audio supplied for the KDRT show.

False sense of sober security

complete opposite from last week's aggression, this show lures you into a heavy, false sense of the name of love.

KDRT 95.7 davis, ca
live show wed. 7-8pm, re-broadcast sat. 8-9pm & mon. 7-8 pm
archived @

where else will you hear daniel johnston followed by nina simone?

1. TOM WAITS- a good man is hard to find
2. FLAMING LIPS- do you realize?
3. BAND OF HORSES- part one
4. MODEST MOUSE- bankrupt on selling
5. BEACHWOOD SPARKS- by your side (SADE COVER!!!)
6. SPARKLEHORSE- more yellow birds
7. EDITH PIAF- la vie en rose
8. SHE & HIM- take it back
9. LHASA DE SELA- con toda palabra
10. BJORK- unravel
11. THE FIERY FURNACES- i'm waiting to know you
12. DANIEL JOHNSTON- it's over
13. NINA SIMONE- i want a little sugar in my bowl
14. DAVID BOWIE- sound & vision
15. THE WALKMEN- another on goes by
16. BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY- i am goodbye

Mountain Mama state of mind

Hi there … and welcome to Mountain Mama’s Earth Music … home grown and settling into a peaceful state of mind

1) Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding 2:41
2) California Dreaming, The Mamas and The Papas, 2:40

A Supermarket in California by Allen Ginsberg

What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked
down the sidestreets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon.
In my hungry fatigue, and shopping for images, I went into the neon
fruit supermarket, dreaming of your enumerations!
What peaches and what penumbras! Whole families shopping at
night! Aisles full of husbands! Wives in the avocados, babies in the tomatoes!
--and you, García Lorca, what were you doing down by the watermelons?

I saw you, Walt Whitman, childless, lonely old grubber, poking
among the meats in the refrigerator and eyeing the grocery boys.
I heard you asking questions of each: Who killed the pork chops?
What price bananas? Are you my Angel?
I wandered in and out of the brilliant stacks of cans following you,
and followed in my imagination by the store detective.

2/3/10 ON "THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS" w/ m.c.muldozer & special guests

live Wednesdays 7-8pm, re-broadcast Mondays 7-8 pm & Saturdays 8-9pm
archived at

special guests (future Host!) Spicoli & Moriarty
playlist 2/3/10

1. JELLO BIAFRA W/ THE MELVINS- plethysmograph *(spicoli pick)
2. THE MONSTERS- love i never had *(spicoli)
3. GUIDED BY VOICES- large hearted boy
4. PARTS & LABOR- take us back
5. THE CRAMPS- naked girl falling down the stairs *(spicoli)
6. X- the world's a mess it's in my kiss
7. SINKS- no money
8. TH' LOSING STREAKS- leaving here **(moriarty pick)
9. IGGY & THE STOOGES- your pretty face is going to hell
10. THE KINKS- revenge **(moriarty)
11. FLIPPER- scentless apprentice (covered by Nirvana 1993)
12. THE INTELLIGENCE- secret signals
13. *(SPICOLI????)*
14. MOTORHEAD W/ WENDY-O-MATIK==stand by your man (yes, tammy wynette song!!!)
15. PTERODACTYL- good & evil
16. DEERHOOF- milkman
17. THE KINKS- i don't need you anymore **(moriarty)