Rain Check {Whirled Peas Café Radio}

Mondays 7a-9a

WPC Radio: Musical Comfort Food with a World of Spice

To quote James who came into replace me this morning, “This rain is Biblical.” I was definitely feeling it this morning. It was nothing that a little blues couldn’t cure.

I hold a mental picture of what you are up to each and every Monday morning. Someone out there surely has a retro cherry tablecloth like one I owned a few years back. Coffee is brewing so strong I can smell it in the studio. This morning my mind’s eye saw you wake up out of habit and tune into WDBX. The rain had an aura of luck about it without need of a rainbow. Today wasn’t a school day.  No need to get up extra early to pack up the kids. No bus to catch. An extra snuggly Sunday on a calendar Monday and  a terrific excuse to over stay your time in your jammies. Happy Spring Break!

I couldn’t help punching the blues up with a bit of green. St Patty’s Day is Thursday, and in honor of the Emerald Isle I played something old and something new…and something blue: Irish hip-hop and hammered dulcimer…and a local St Patty’s blues tradition. See the videos below if you need more clues to the references.

Erin Go Bragh! ~Lori

{WPC Radio} Playlist 3/14/11

Ball & Chain Janis Joplin
A Hard Rain Is Gonna Fall Leon Russell
Right As Rain Tommy Castro
Love Gotcha Lloyd Jones
Can’t Keep a Good Man Down Tommy Castro
Here Comes the Rain Again Eurythmics
Who’ll Stop the Rain John Fogerty
I Can’t Stand the Rain Lowell George
Cry Holly Cole
Regali Dagli Dei Vince Conaway

When Your Mind’s Made Up The Swell Season
Strong Man Holler Big Bill Morganfield & Taj Mahal
Cry Me a River Diana Krall
Cry Me a River Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass
Cry Me a River Joe Cocker
Jamming with The Ivas John Band

Rain Please Go Away Alison Krauss & Union Station
Rainy Day Women 12 & 35 Bob Dylan
Rain King Counting Crows
Irish Celebration Macklemore & Ryan Lewis *

Don’t Think Twice Susan Tedeschi
I Shall Be Released Bob Dylan
Down In the Flood Bob Dylan
Wild Women Francine Reed

* KEXP live version played on the show. FCC  compliant.