Thank you for listening to the show, now, I have to go…

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No playlist this blog, no show, or at least no more Legends and Lowlife on KAOS.

It has been a blast and I loved the feedbaack from people who read this blog, like L&L on FaceBook or just call the station to request a tune or enquire “what the hell was that?”

With that, I say thank you to listeners and to KAOS and especially to KAOS staffer Ruth Brownstien who will be hosting the time slot tonight and was incredibly encouraging and helpful.

Deb, now off-air

Why I left – okay this longish, my soap box 

I left because of a dispute with The  Evergreen State College and it’s parking policy that in my experience was not tenable. I have a disability that at times affects my mobility at times in varying degrees. I have a certified Washington disabled license plate  on my car. While Ruth Brownstien and others at KAOS have been very accommodating to ensure that there is parking for the KAOS volunteers who have a disability or other issues for parking, Evergreen College has not been understanding of the situation. I am heartbroken that a college that prides itself on its diversity has such an appalling  lack of  awareness of disability issues.

Yesterday the parking representative told me that parking was a privilege, not a right. For a person who cannot walk the long distance from the parking lot to the studio, or walk from the bus stop parking to the studio, an accessible parking space is more than some random privilege or convenience.  They have made some accommodations, but change them often and have given me tickets and yesterday clamped my car while I was on the air.  They have ticketed my car previously despite having clearance to park. When I voiced my protest they advised me that I would have to go in person to their office to fight the tickets; an office that is not readily accessible. At one point the designated parking, with the “handicapped” sign was only accessible via six very steep concrete stairs; It would be funny, I even laughed out loud later, but cried real tears when at that time it might as well have been 500 stairs.

By the way, it’s not just for me, I can walk, I’ve been in a wheelchair, walker, cane and now despite a small limp can walk now without an aid. It was a long fight, and I was lucky to regain the mobility I did. Now, the fight continues with places, organizations or individuals that for lack of small accommodation or through a lack of awareness or lack of empathy turn the mole hills into unclimbable mountains.  I have argued with Evergreen State College’s parking employees for years now about basic accommodation and ADA compliance. KAOS have backed me, to the point that one employee tore up my check to pay to have my car unclamped and paid for it out of her own cash. That really was above and beyond the call, but it never should have come to that.

Unlike those who are employed by the college who face these obstacles daily and who may fear for their jobs, I am in a position to make a stand on this issue.  I cannot in good conscious continue at the station, for both the practical matter that I may or may not be able to maneuver the logistics of getting in the building, but also as someone who understands firsthand how important it is to accessibility to these facilities.

One last example, the area in parking reserved for bicyclists is covered, the disabled parking area is not. I saw one woman and her companion getting drenched getting her wheel chair out of her car in one of our torrential northwest rainstorms. After that she had to maneuver a long way to the ramp to get access to Red Square. There were no cyclists who braved the storm enough to park in the covered bicycle parking. She didn’t complain, when I asked her about later she said she was too busy just getting to and from campus and studying to have time, something all students can identify with. She was drenched, but with a great sense of humor and can-do attitude about getting her degree and then going out and changing attitudes. When the college says they don’t get complaints about accommodation for disability issues maybe it is because they are not listening and find basic accommodation at odds with important environmental issues. Both can be achieved and are not at odds, but if a respected institution like the Evergreen State College cannot or will not make the effort I am very disappointed and saddened.

KAOS is a place I felt where I belonged; I enjoyed listening to and working with my fellow DJ volunteers and others who are committed to free speech and commercial free media, not to mention great music that is played no where else. I learned a lot and loved being exposed to such a variety of music and ideas.  It meant a lot to me to find a home there, and such a great time slot. I no  longer feel welcome at the college that houses the station, and feel excluded, with quite literal obstacles put in my way. No, I don’t expect that Evergreen will even notice, and am not under any illusion of not being replaceable –  It is radio, one  of the best stations and there are many, many talented volunteers who can easily fill the airwaves with great content be it any genre of music or public affairs.

Evergreen has broken my heart, and my spirit with this. The Evergreen State College is known for its diversity,  liberal leanings and supposed spirit of inclusion and equality, however  in my experience there is an appalling lack of awareness or inclusion for people with a disability. Others with a disability may not feel the same or have encountered the same lack of accessibility. I do not claim to speak for others, but have to go with my own conscience.

xx Deb

P.S, Ruby Rue will be filling in for the 6 -8 time slot tonight. She is a wonderful DJ, and will play some great music. I advise all to listen in.

Legends and Lowlife – Summer, Dreams, etc. Deb On Air at, 89.3 FM, Olympia, WA

Keep Reachin Up

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Lots of legally free downloads this week – most taken from Superfan 2011, and Better Propaganda. We get funky, folky, indie, sad, sunny, happy, dead, alive, and all over the world map with this the 89th Edition of Legends and Lowlife. 

Of course we honor E Street Band saxophonist, The Big Man, Clarence Clemons, and will find some of his stellar, yet less well known tracks for next week.

Oh no, did you spot, no blog last week, if you want to know any of the tracks I can post.

  1. Hope Is A Thing With Feathers 3:16 Trailer Bride Bloodshot Records Spring Cleaning Sampler Rock
  2. Sugar Man 3:49 Rodriguez Cold Fact Rock
  3. Prison Girls 5:26 Neko Case Middle Cyclone Rock
  4. Two Dogs And A Bone 2:27 Los Lobos The Town And The City Rock
  5. Quantic-Bomb In_A Trumpet Factory 2:44
  6. If This Ain’t Love (Don’t Know What Is) 3:29 Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators Keep Reachin’ Up Soul
  7. Pianos Falling 3:37 Sole and the Skyrider Band
  8. Africa 3:52 Steele Beautttah Afro-Rock Volume 1 World
  9. Green Africa 5:12 Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Steps Ahead: March 30th on Strut Ethio Jazz
  10. Lonesome Side ft. Lily 3:59 dj_rupture Special Gunpowder
  11. Yabis 6:59 Sir Shina Peters Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump
  12. So Is The Sun 2:49 World Column 101 Northern Soul Anthems – Disc 4 Northern Soul
  13. Just Checking Your Summer Recordings (Nothing Here Now But The Recordings) 1:44 William S. Burroughs The Best Of William Burroughs 4 Spoken & Audio
  14. For You 2:32 Sharon Van Etten Because I Was in Love Folk
  15. Me & You 4:05 Sundelles Georgia Swan
  16. Woods 4:43 The Rosebuds Loud Planes Fly Low Alternative
  17. Calgary 4:10 Bon Iver Bon Iver Indie
  18. Silver Sun 3:03 Crystal Stilts In Love With Oblivion Alternative
  19. So Far Around The Bend 3:43 The National Dark Was The Night Alternative
  20. Get Me Outta Here 3:16 The Nuclears The Nuclears Garage Rock
  21. Chasing the Ghost 3:44 The Trophy Fire Armor Alternative
  22. (I Dream I’m) Innocent (Bonus Track) 3:22 Stepmothers You Were Never My Age …And More – The Complete Recordings
  23. Jeffrey Lee Pierce 1:21 OFF! Jeffrey Lee Pierce – Get Free Music at RCRD
  24. My Dreams 4:03 The Gun Club The Las Vegas Story Classical
  25. I Had A Dream 4:58 Howlin’ Wolf Live and Cookin’ at Alices R. Blues
  26. Innocent When You Dream (78) 3:09 Tom Waits Frank’s Wild Years Tom Waits
  27. LSDC 3:35 Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds Alternative
  28. Mediocre Dream 4:29 Kristian Hoffman Fop Alternative
  29. One Eye Closed (Jakwob Remix) 3:50 Cocknbullkid One Eye Closed (Jakwob Remix) – Get Free Music at RCRD

Deb on Air hosts Legends and Lowlife #87 –, 89.3 FM, Olympia, WA

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Some will, some won’t be on the official playlist. We will see what happens on the hour. See you at 6:00 – xx Deb

  1. She Shot A Hole In My Soul 2:21 Clifford Curry Scream 1
  2. One More Time 2:32 Mickey Denton Twirl Records Story Volume 9
  3. Bad Bad Woman 3:16 Izzy Cox Killing My Kind
  4. Turned Out a Fool 3:02 The Modern Don Juans The Modern Don Juans
  5. Koko Taylor & Willie Dixon – Insane Asylum 4:42
  6. Why Am I Treated So Bad [Live] 8:18 Mavis Staples Live: Hope At The Hideout
  7. Inch Worm 4:10 Black Tape For A Blue Girl Projekt: afar
  8. Sand 2:30 Calvin Johnson & The Sons Of The Soil Calvin Johnson & The Sons Of The Soil
  9. Open Hands 1:06 Sarah Kirkland Snider / Shara Worden / Signal Penelope
  10. Wake Up! 4:21 Hey! Brontosaurus Wake Up! / Red Light Runner –
  11. There-You-Are-In-Me 2:47 Nellie McKay Pretty Little Head
  12. Last Time 3:02 Black Dub Black Dub
  13. A Sweet Summer’s Night On Hammer Hill 3:28 Jens Lekman Oh You’re So Silent Jens
  14. Broken Heart (Alternate) 3:00 Memphis Minnie Chess Blues 1952-1954 [Disc 2]
  15. Eleven (feat. tUnE-yArDs) 4:01 Thao & Mirah Thao & Mirah – RCRD free download*
  16. I’m Losing Myself (Feat. Ed Droste) 3:27 Robin Pecknold
  17. Waitin’ On the Sky 3:29 Steve Earle I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive (Deluxe Edition)
  18. Born To Be Loved 4:38 Lucinda Williams Blessed
  19. Thrash City 2:14 Poly Styrene Generation Indigo
  20. Gonna Fix You Good (Every Time You’re Bad) 2:30 Little Anthony & The Imperials 101 Northern Soul Anthems – Disc 2
  21. Changing All Those Changes 1:42 Nick Lowe Rave On Buddy Holly
  22. New Orleans 3:37 Emmylou Harris New Orleans – Single
  23. Montana 5:24 Gipsy Kings Love & Liberté
  24. Si Tu Disais 3:23 Calexico Convict Pool
  26. Hungry Like a Tiger 4:28 Jared Mees & The Grown Children Only Good Thoughts Can Stay – free download at
  27. The Conqueror Worm 3:01 Edgar Allan Poe
  28. Tremeloe Sun 3:24 Dom Mariani & The Majestic Kelp Underwater Casino- free download at
  29. Hush 2:59 The Hypnomen Trip With Satan

Legends and Lowlife # 86 Deb on Air hosts on 89.3 FM Olympia, WA

The Best of Gil Scott-Heron

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Some of these will hit the airwaves when Legends and Lowlife broadcasts on KAOS, some will stay on the cutting room floor.

Such sadness to hear of the passing of the legendary Gil Scott Heron, so of course we open the show with a class of his.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised	3:10	Gil Scott-Heron	The Best Of	Jazz+Funk
Wind Your Ting (feat. Jinetero MC)	3:59	Stonerange	Rise Up - EP	Dub
Simulacra	8:57	Bill Laswell	Version 2 Version: A Dub Transmission	AvantGarde
Caffeinated Consciousness	3:21	TV On The Radio	Nine Types Of Light	
Skeleton Costume	3:58	Lake	Giving and Receiving	Rock
The Songs That We Sing	2:57	Charlotte Gainsbourg	5:55 [Bonus Tracks]	Pop
Where I'm Going	3:34	Cut Copy	Zonoscope	
Just A Man With A Job (Le Poinçonneur Des Lilas)	2:51	The Rakes	Selections From Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited	Alternative
Dance. Dance. Dance.	3:43	Lykke Li	Little Bit EP - Get Free Music At RCRD	Pop
Let's Get Out Of This Country	3:22	Camera Obscura	Let's Get Out Of This Country	Pop
Another Sunny Day	4:05	Belle and Sebastian	The Life Pursuit	
Misery Is a Butterfly	5:08	Blonde Redhead	Misery is a Butterfly	Rock/Pop
Jessica's Heartbreak	3:51			
This Is Hardcore	6:27	Pulp	This Is Hardcore	Alternative
Two Silver Trees	3:50	Calexico	Carried To Dust	
Remember	2:54	Alberta Adams	Chess Blues 1952-1954 [Disc 2]	Religious
Quedate Luna	3:06	Devendra Banhart	Cripple Crow	
Boomerang 2005 (Comme Un Boomerang)	3:27	Gonzales, Feist & Dani	Selections From Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited	Alternative
Black Mirror	4:13	The Arcade Fire	Neon Bible	Alternative & Punk
Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois	2:09	Sufjan Stevens	Come On Feel The Illinoise!	
River Man	4:19	Nick Drake	Way To Blue (An Introduction To Nick Drake)	Rock
The Opposite Of Hallelujah	4:22	Jens Lekman	Night Falls Over Kortedala	Indie Rock
Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?	2:31	She and Him	Volume One	
Lazy Line Painter Jane	5:49	Belle & Sebastian	Push Barman To Open Old Wounds	
French Navy	3:19		My Maudlin Career	
That'll Be The Day	2:16	Modest Mouse	Rave On Buddy Holly	
Camping On Acid	2:54	Government Cheese	1985 - 1995	
Sabroso	3:10	InCulto	Eastern European Funk EP	
Me and The Devil	3:41	Gil Scott-Heron	I'm New Here	
Take This Waltz	8:37	Leonard Cohen	Live In London

Legends and Lowlife #85 – Deb on Air hosts 6 – 8 PM,, 89.3 FM

Cover of "Trip With Satan"

Cover of Trip With Satan

Looks a lot like summer may actually show up this year, yee-haa and bring out the surf tunes. Not to mention the jazz tunes, the blues, the Dum Dum Girls, Jimmy Radcliffe,  Fleet Foxes,tracks from the Dap Kings, ALoe Blacc and others  of the Sasquatch Festival line up and a surprise interview –  hint playing locally, blues artist extrodinare

  • Soul Surfer
  • The Lively Ones
  • Surf City
  • He Gets Me High
  • 3:00
  • Dum Dum Girls
  • He Gets Me High E.P.
  • 2:46
  • Summertime
  • 3:14
  • You Make Me Smile
  • 3:25
  • Aloe Blacc
  • Good Things
  • 100 Days
  • 3:52
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
  • 100 Days, 100 Nights
  • Lost Weekend
  • 4:22
  • Art Brut
  • Brilliant! Tragic! – Get Free Music at RCRD
  • Mother
  • 3:10
  • Blondie
  • Panic of Girls
  • The Sun Is Shining Down
  • 4:32
  • JJ Grey & Mofro
  • Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection [Disc 2]
  • Long After Tonight Is All Over
  • 2:26
  • Jimmy Radcliffe
  • 101 Northern Soul Anthems – Disc 1
  • Cash & Carry Me Home (feat. Kano)
  • 4:05
  • Ghostpoet
  • Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam – Get Free Music at RCRD
  • 3:37
  • Me and The Devil
  • 3:41
  • I’m New Here
  • Here’s To Life
  • 4:28
  • Eartha Kitt
  • Back In Business
  • Summer Will (Nothing Here Now But The Recordings)
  • 1:59
  • The Best Of William Burroughs 4
  • Bedouin Dress
  • 4:30
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Helplessness Blues
  • The Palm Sunday Tornado Hits
  • 1:39
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • The Avalanche: Outtakes & Ext
  • NaCl (Sodium Chloride)
  • 2:30
  • The McGarrigle Hour
  • Arise, Watch
  • 2:39
  • Buffalo Tom
  • Skins
  • Alone, A Fool
  • 2:09
  • The Thermals
  • Personal Life
  • Column1
  • Trampled Rose
  • 5:34
  • Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
  • Raising Sand
  • A Perfect Day To Chase Tornados
  • 6:07
  • Jim White
  • Wrong-Eyed Jesus!
  • Heart Of My Own
  • 3:50
  • Basia Bulat
  • Heart of My Own
  • Cuyahoga (REM Cover)
  • 4:26
  • The Decemberists
  • By the Time I Get Out of Phoenix
  • 2:58
  • The Mag Seven
  • Black Feathers
  • Cat & Bird Blues
  • 5:44
  • Ken Nordine
  • A Transparent Mask
  • Opp-Pop-A-Da
  • 3:08
  • Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra
  • The Beat Generation, Volume 1
  • Feels Good Being Somebody
  • 3:16
  • Dios Malos
  • Dios (Malos)
  • I Gambled My Heart
  • 2:45
  • Buddy Holly
  • Jukebox Hits of 1965 Vol.2
  • But I Don’t Wanna Sing About Guitars
  • 3:52
  • Danielson
  • The Best Of Gloucester County
  • Hush
  • 2:59
  • The Hypnomen
  • Resolution Of One
  • 3:16
  • Guards
  • Guards – Get Free Music at RCRD

Legends and Lowlife # 83 Deb on Air is your hostess on the Northwest coastess KAOS 89.3 FM

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Legends and Lowlife

We throw in the kitchen sink on this weeks’s Legends and Lowlife. La Vern Baker gets all Voodoo, while Stan Ridgeway from Wall of Voodoo gives us Flag Up A Pole, William S. Burroughs lays down the lowlife of Titanic fame, Billy Holiday gives us some class and another man of the done her wrong song she does so well.

For good measure we give you a taste of Sea and Cake, The History of Apple Pie, a dollop or three of fresh Northern Soul, jazz via Thelonius Monk and Chet Baker, legally free indie downloads, FreshKills, Gianna Factory, They Might Be Giants, oh and not listed here but I will probably throw in a Fleet Foxes or a TV on the Radio two because, just because..

Photo is of Billy Holiday and her dog, Mister Downbeat

Of course no decisions have been made on the setlist of sorts, but will perhaps and probably include a few of what you see here, but my all means not all.  Feel free to discuss, send some pie to your fave DJ or maybe sit back and have a latte or a beer or …just listen.

  1. Johnny’s Theme (P Smoov Remix) 3:22 Brent Amaker & the Rodeo RCRD
  2. Flashlight Tag 3:57 Sleepy Vikings They Will Find You Here
  3. Flag Up On A Pole 4:47 Stan Ridgway Neon Mirage

    Wall of Voodoo

    Wall of Voodoo, LA, 1980-ish, Pic by Debbie Schow

  4. A New Standard by Which to Measure Infamy 1:48 William S. Burroughs Dead City Radio
  5. Don’t Worry ’bout Me 3:12 Billie Holiday Lady in Autumn –
  6. Pollen Path 7:10 Living Things Malocchio
  7. Lo Popular 2:54 Astrud Space Escapade [Aventura Espacial] Unit 1 Destination: Pluto – Sector 68
  8. Up on the North Shore 3:59 The Sea and Cake The Moonlight Butterfly
  9. First Ideas 3:47 The Glass Canoe Chimera
  10. Chet Baker Old Devil Moon 2:57
  11. Villains Of The Moon 5:45 Cold Cave Cherish The Light Years
  12. Rainbow Girl (Glasvegas Remake) 3:50 Giana Factory RCRD
  13. Baby Likes To Hotwire Cars 4:18
  14. Cat Lady 0:50 Bears Cat Music For Cat People Punk
  15. Cant Keep Johnny Down 2:23 They Might Be Giants Advance EP
  16. Right Track 2:28 Billy Butler 101 Northern Soul Anthems – Disc 1 N
  17. Move On 2:56 Bing Ji Ling Shadow To Shine-
  18. Marlena Shaw California Soul Diplo Remix 4:09
  19. Thelonius Monk Misterioso 3:22
  20. Go Ahead 4:03 Banjo or Freakout Go Ahead
  21. Song in Three 3:41 Here We Go Magic The January EP
  22. The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessio 2:54 Blues
  23. Little Annie & Paul Wallfisch Billy Martin Requiem 5:06
  24. Old devils 3:39 William Elliott Whitmore Animals In The Dark
  25. Bigger Man 4:20 Freshkills at RCRD
  26. LaVerne Baker Voodoo, Voodoo 1:49
  27. Tug 3:51 The History Of Apple Pie Tug RCRD
  28. The Park 3:21 Secret Cities Strange Hearts
  29. The Fox 4:21 Niki & The Dove The Fox
  30. When I Die 3:03 The Mountain Movers Let’s Open Up the Chest Rock
  31. Forget That You’re Young 3:58 The Raveonettes Raven In The Grave
  32. SMOTHERED IN HUGS 4:12 Roommate GUILTY RAINBOW Awesome
  33. No Room To Live 2:21 Times New Viking No Room To Live – RCRD
  34. The National – Think You Can Wait 4:38
  35. Ever Falling in Love 2:36 Times New Viking Dancer Equired
  36. Every Minute Alone (The Circle Remix) 7:03 WhoMadeWho Knee Deep RCRD

Legends and Lowlife #82 Deb on Air hosts at, 89.3 FM

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Legends and Lowlife #82

  1. I’m Up On That (feat. Homeboy Sandman) 3:49 Das Racist I’m Up On That
  2. E Ma S’Eka 3:20 Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats Nigeria 70: Sweet Times
  3. Eleven 4:01 Thao & Mirah Thao & Mirah
  4. The Parish of Space Dust 2:26 Gorillaz The Fall
  5. Twin Peaks (Golden Ages Remix) 4:04 Surfer Blood Twin Peaks
  6. Diamond Head 2:03 The Ventures Jukebox Hits of 1965
  7. Losing Sleep 3:23 Edwyn Collins Losing Sleep
  8. 100 Days 3:52 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings 100 Days, 100 Nights
  9. Dead End Street Monologue/Dead End Street 3:47 Lou Rawls Scream 1
  10. When The Levee Breaks 5:17 Buckwheat Zydeco Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection [Disc 2]
  11. Waitin’ On the Sky 3:29 Steve Earle I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive (Deluxe Edition)
  12. Engine Driver 4:15 The Decemberists Picaresque
  13. Codeine 5:37 Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Here We Rest
  14. Red Clay Roots 1:37 Laura Stevenson & the Cans Sit Resist
  15. Battery Kinzie 2:49 Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
  16. Down In the Valley 5:04 The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart
  17. Heart Of My Own 3:50 Basia Bulat Heart of My Own
  18. Two 5:56 The Antlers Hospice
  19. Hello 1:54 Ken Nordine A Transparent Mask
  20. Just a Fan 3:55 Roar I Can’t Handle Change
  21. Wake and Be Fine 3:40 Okkervil River Wake and Be Fine / Weave Room Blues – Single
  22. I Don’t Believe You 2:38 The Thermals Personal Life
  23. yea128 3:29 Matt & Kim s/t premaster
  24. Kiss the Coast 3:10 Sundelles Georgia Swan
  25. Mark Lanegan 3:41
  26. Civilian 3:41 Wye Oak Civilian
  27. Sun Hands 4:51 Local Natives Gorilla Manor
  28. 1 Hold The Line(320) 3:39 Major Lazer Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do
  29. Shoulders & Arms 2:39 Tokyo Police Club A Lesson In Crime
  30. Tessellations 4:28 Richard Youngs Amplifying Host
  31. The Dark End Of The Street 4:01 Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme The Dark End Of The Street

We are all over the map this Legends, previews from the upcoming Sasquatch Festival at the Gorge, jazz, blues, indie, topical, silly, serious, sane, insane…the usual unusual and lots of free downloads. This week make sure to check out Better Propoganda for their excellent Sasquatch free download assortment and their very cool compilation of African music from the 1970’s… Along the way we give you Steve Earle, Gorillaz, Das Racist, Buckwheat Zydeco, Tokyo Police Club, the Ventures…

Legends and Lowlife #81 – Streams Live Tuesday 6 – 8 PM PST – Deb On Air is your DJ de jour

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Too much music to fit in two hours. This week Legends and Lowlife dips into blues, soul, world, psychedelic, jazz, indie, country, bluegrass, folk, electronica, and whatever the cats drag in. The cats of course have excellent taste.
Watch out for the triple  Lucinda Williams mentions, one track by her, another “Lucinda” by Tom Waits and “Miss Williams Guitar” by the Jayhawks. Okay, the Waits song may or may not be about the same Lucinda, but a listen of the lyrics of the Jayhawks tune makes it pretty clear there is a man-fan in that band of the blonde gee-tar gal pictured here.

For those making the drive to Seattle to see the Fleet Foxes we have something special for you too, even though we are kinds of jealous, but wish  you fun, good vibes, safe and sane trip despite those meanie Seattle drivers,  and happy harmonies on the night.
Lots of legally free downloads this week too. Everything with the RCRD LBL is available free for nothing at their link.
Better Propaganda has the new Sebadoh and lots others, and Superfan 2011 gives us Katzenjammer and other gems and Laura Stevenson and the Cans are giving their entire debut album away to fans this month on their website. There is a lot of new music here too, I hope you’ll discover some artists that will become lifelong faves or at least worthy of  the space on your hard-drive.

    1. Katzenjammer A Bar in Amsterdam 3:13
    1. Koko Taylor and Willie Dixon The Insane Asylum
    1. Dirty D 5:32 Futurebirds EP
    1. Durian Dowry 4:31 Dengue Fever Cannibal Courtship
    1. Century Of Sleep 4:18 Emmy The Great Virtue – Get Free Music at RCRD
    1. The Plains / Bitter Dancer 5:54 Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues 
    1. Dodecahedron 3:15 Beth Jeans Houghton Dodecahedron
    1. One-Dime Blues 2:33 Etta Baker Hills Of Home: 25 Years Of Folk Music On Rounder Records Country & Folk
    1. What Kind Of Man Is That? 3:05 Koko Taylor Chess Blues 1960-1967 [Disc 4] Religious
    1. ‘Central Two-0-Nine’ 2:49 Robert Plant
    1. Squareneck 3:39 Thao & Mirah Thao & Mirah 
    1. The Stars 1:07 Lake Giving and Receiving
    1. Boxed Up in Pine 3:47 Dag för Dag Boo
    1. Powa 5:04 Tune-Yards W H O K I L L 
    1. New Orleans 3:37 Emmylou Harris New Orleans – Single
    1. Fromage 2:55 Water Tower Bucket Boys Sole Kitche
    1. Montauk Monster 4:01 Laura Stevenson & the Cans Sit Resist 
    1. I Need Seed 2:55 Thee Oh Sees Castlemania
    1. All Falls Down 4:55 TV On The Radio Nine Types Of Light [Deluxe] I
    1. cymbalseatguitars_gleemer 2:51 Cymbals Eat Guitars Sing for Your Meat – A Tribute to Guided By Voices Other
    1. Haai 3:32 Panber’s Those Shocking, Shaking Days: Indonesia Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock And Funk 1970-1978 
    1. Careful Who You Dance With (Xiu Xiu Remix) 4:31 Parenthetical Girls Careful Who You Dance With (Xiu Xiu Remix) – Get Free Music at RCRD
    1. Upside Down 3:52 J. Pinder Code Red 2.0 – Get Free Music at RCRD
    1. The Edge 2:55 David McCallum Droppin` Science 
    1. Move On 2:56 Bing Ji Ling Shadow To Shine-mp3
    1. Baby Please Don’t Go 2:04 Greg Brown Hills Of Home: 25 Years Of Folk Music On Rounder Records 
    1. Kiss the Coast 3:10 Sundelles Georgia Swan
    1. Evil Seeds 4:17 The Raveonettes Raven In The Grave 
    1. Lucinda / Ain’t Goin’ Down To The Well [Live] 5:37 Tom Waits Glitter And Doom Live [Disc 1] 
    1. Buttercup 3:51 Lucinda Williams Blessed 
    1. Miss Williams’ Guitar 3:09 The Jayhawks Music From The North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology
    1. Cruel 4:00 Calexico Garden Ruins
    1. Rebound 2:13 Sebadoh Bakesale: Deluxe Edition
    1. The_Dead_Texan-Taco_De_Macque_128 1:08
    1. With You 3:22 From The Secrets the Whispers
    1. Past Due 2:46 Lil Daggers Lil Daggers – Get Free Music at RCRD
    1. Skin Collision Past 3:29 Wild Moccasins Skin Collision Past 
    1. Resolution 5:44 Wynn, Steve and the Miracle 3 Northern Aggression 

and here is a track by Charlotte Gainsborough

Legends and Lowlife #80, Deb on Air hosts at, 89.3 FM, Olympia

Germ Free Adolescents

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Heard rumors last night, but kept hoping that they were just rumors. Alas, It is with great sadness to report that Punk icon and Legendary  (X-ray Spex frontwoman) Poly Styrene has passed away

As a female who played in post-punk bands in Ireland and the UK my way was paved in part by Poly and others of her bravery and voice. With all the media talking about some royal wedding it is my humble opinion that the UK is much stronger for the likes of Poly than anyone of aristocratic lineage from that island.  Deb on Air

(below is the statement in part – from her official web site)

Marianne Elliot Said

July 3rd 1957- April 25th 2011

Poly Styrene was a punk amongst punks. A groundbreaking presence that left an unrepeatable mark on the musical landscape, she made history the moment she uttered, “Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard but I think oh bondage up yours!” The influence of Poly and X-ray Spex has been felt far and wide ever since. Their landmark album Germ Free Adolescents is a landmark work and a primary influence on Britpop and Riot Grrrl. At the centre of it was PolyStyrene, a bi-racial feminist punk with the perfect voice to soundtrack rebellion. Poly never sacrificed the intelligence or the fun in her music and style. Her trademark braces and dayglo clothes were a playful rejection of the status quo and of conformity and complacency. She dissected gender politics, consumer culture, and the obsessions of modern life in a way that made us all want sing along with her.

There is an excellent obituary in the SF Weekly

As tribute we will be playing Trash City from “Generation Indigo” that was due to be released next week.

Legends and Lowlife # 80

Variety is the spice this week with lashings of  psychedelic, pop, lounge, jazz, soul, alt, indie, country, blues and even classical tunes for your listening pleasure.

We still seem to have the April showers here in Olympia but lots of great new releases this month by the likes of Oly band LakeThe Vivian Girls, TV on the Radio, Gorillaz, Fleet Foxes, Emmy Lou Harris,  TuneYards, Mirah & Thau make staying in and watching the rain not such a bad thing.

As with all Legends and Lowlife fare we present our share of evils and wayward folk in the form of Izzy Cox‘s “Bad Woman,” drinkn’ songs “I AIn’t Drunk” by Albert Collins holds that fort up this week, Little Anthony – usually all sweetness and soul light with the Imperials is all about revenge in “Gonna Fix You Good (every time you’re bad) and we start everything off with Le Bucherettes getting all not pretty and def not demure with the stately and majestic ” I’m Getting Sick of You.” If that was not enough legends and lowlife – we have Bobby Womack with Gorillaz to rep for the legends, and we even have a song about stinky cheese for good measure.

Lots of legally free downloads this week too, stay tuned for more info… our pals at Superfan 2011 have some great choices this week. As does Pitchfork via Soundcloud, I love this whispy, haunting track by Cass McCombs.

Cass is playing these (almost) local dates :

May 8 – Tractor Tavern, Seattle *

May 9 – Mississippi Studios, Portland *

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Some of the tracks under consideration for Tuesday’s show include;

  1. Oh Bondage Up Yours X-Ray Specs
  2. Trash City Poly Styrene Generation Indigo Legally Free Download at
  3. I’m Getting Sick Of You 4:06 Le Butcherettes Sin Sin Sin – at RCRD
  4. I Am My Body 2:45 Motopony Motopony – Get Free Music at RCRD
  5. Bobby In Phoenix (Featuring Bobby Womack) 3:17 Gorillaz The Fall
  6. Sling Shot 4:57 Mo’Fone Sling Shot
  7. April in Paris 3:03 Billie Holiday Lady in Autumn – disc 2
  8. Je T’aime 3:13 Les Chauds Lapins Amourettes Other
  9. Killer Crane 6:15 TV On The Radio Nine Types Of Light [Deluxe] Indie Rock
  10. The Shrine / An Argument 8:07 Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Indie Rock
  11. Never Be Alone 3:10 Le Reno Amps Appetite
  12. Hallo, Mister Hitchcock 2:42 The Vampires Of Dartmoore Dracula’s Music Cabinet
  13. Lost Weekend 4:22 Art Brut Brilliant! Tragic! – Get Free Music at RCRD
  14. Bad Bad Woman 3:16 Izzy Cox Killing My Kind
  15. Yer Birthday 3:06 Natural Child 1971 – Get Free Music at RCRD
  16. Fromage 2:55 Water Tower Bucket Boys Sole Kitchen
  17. Born To Be Loved 4:38 Lucinda Williams Blessed
  18. I Ain’t Drunk 4:08 Albert Collins Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection [Disc 1]
  19. Gonna Fix You Good (Every Time You’re Bad) 2:30 Little Anthony & The Imperials 101 Northern Soul Anthems – Disc 2 l
  20. The Other Girls 6:28 Vivian Girls Share the Joy
  21. The Healthy One 2:23 Laura Stevenson & The Cans Sit Resist – Get Free Music at RCRD
  22. Skeleton Costume 3:58 Lake Giving and Receiving
  23. For 12 4:12 Other Lives Tamer Animals – RCRD
  24. Hello Cruel World (Alias Remix feat. Yoni Wolf from Why?) 4:18 Sole and the Skyrider Band Hello Cruel World – RCRD
  25. Haai 3:32 Panber’s Those Shocking, Shaking Days: Indonesia Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock And Funk 1970-1978
  26. Panda and The Freak 2:40 The Baseball Project Vol. 2: High and Inside
  27. Careful Who You Dance With (Xiu Xiu Remix) 4:31 Parenthetical Girls Careful Who You Dance With (Xiu Xiu Remix) – t RCRD
  28. Past Due 2:46 Lil Daggers Lil Daggers –  RCRD
  29. Sunshine Eyes (Channel Swimmer Mix) 4:40 Polarsets Sunshine Eyes (Channel Swimmer Mix) -RCRD
  30. Durian Dowry 4:31 Dengue Fever Cannibal Courtship
  31. To Ardent (feat. Nancy Sinatra) (Grovesnor Remix) 6:16 Black Devil Disco Club To Ardent EP –  at RCRD
  32. Powa 5:04 Tune-Yards W H O K I L L
  33. Skin Collision Past 3:29 Wild Moccasins Skin Collision Past
  34. Resolution 5:44 Wynn, Steve and the Miracle 3 Northern Aggression

Legends and Lowlife # 78, DJ DOA this week’s theme “Life and Death” in a good way

Shara Worden as 'The Queen'

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 Deb on Air is your host, streaming live Tuesday night 6 -8 PST

Thanks to all who participated in pledge drive. It is so cool to hear the various ways that folks are listening to KAOS, through iTunes, smart phones, even the radio.

The diversity of our audience, beyond the Legends and the Lowlife among you is so impressive. Seems listeners hail from around the globe, and Oly too.

An un-intentional theme popped up when choosing tracks this week, death, or rather themes of life and death. Maybe it comes from the DJ DOA moniker that Deb on Air abbreviated to. Maybe its Spring and rebirth and all that… In any case it brings some mighty fine music in a month of fab new releases and re-issues by the likes of the Gorillaz, Beth Ditto, Fleet Foxes, Panda Bear, Nick Lowe, Jayhawks, and the Feelies newest album in 17 years… Check out the death and life themes of Vivian Girls, Spudmonsters, Killola, Jolie Holland among others.

xx Deb

  • Revolving Doors 3:26 Gorillaz The Fall
    Oblighetto 6:36 Brother Jack McDuff Droppin` Science
    Tokyo Police Club Favorite Food Champ
    L’Hôtel (L’Hôtel Particulier) 4:29 Michael Stipe Selections From Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited
    Sara 3:11 Chad VanGaalen Diaper Island
    Seeing Black 5:14 Lucinda Williams Blessed
    Big Star 4:27 The Jayhawks Music From The North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology
    All of My Idols are Dead 3:01 Killola I Am The Messer
    Death Sucks 1:41 The Spudmonsters Stop The Madness, Again
    Death 2:46 Vivian Girls Share the Joy
    Big Trev 2:51 Sarandon The Age of Reason
    Black Mirror 4:13 The Arcade Fire Neon BibleSpringtime Can Kill You 2:48 Jolie Holland Springtime Can Kill You
    Last Night At The Jetty 4:38 Panda Bear Tomboy
    La Peau Du Lait (Bonus Track) 3:14 Marianne Dissard The Rough Guide To Paris
    The_National-All_The_Wine_128 3:15
    Up on the North Shore 3:59 The Sea and Cake The Moonlight Butterfly
    The_Dead_Texan-Taco_De_Macque_128 1:08
    Calypso 4:46 Sarah Kirkland Snider / Shara Worden / Signal Penelope
    Vigeland 6:11 Gevende Sen Balık Değilsin ki
    I Wrote the Book 3:25 Beth Ditto Beth Ditto – EP
    Let’s Make Love And Listen To 3:31 CSS Cansei De Ser Sexy
    Clutching Stems 3:21 The Ladybug Transistor Clutching Stems
    Mr. Bubbles 4:21 Dengue Fever Cannibal Courtship
    Rari 5:03 The Standells Best Of The Standells
    Again Today 3:44 The Feelies Here Before
    Let Me On Out 2:36 The Raveonettes Raven In The Grave
    Model Son 3:59 The Heavenly States Oui Camera Oui
    On A Monday 2:58 Ry Cooder
    Genuine 4:04 The Krayolas Tipsy Topsy Turvy
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