Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Gems From the Record Room:  Ambrosia - Ambrosia (1975)


Ambrosia

So Many People in the Same Device:  Despite their string of hit singles in the late seventies and early eighties, Ambrosia was at heart, a progressive band. This, their first album was clearly progressive, albeit with beautiful vocal harmonies (they worshipped CSN&Y), and superb production by Freddie Piro with engineering by Alan Parsons. All of the members of Ambrosia were tapped by Parsons to play on his first Alan Parsons Project album, Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Edgar Allen Poe.

When first released, Ambrosia got immediate attention at radio, especially college radio, because "Nice, Nice, Very Nice" had lyrics taken from a poem in Kurt Vonnegut's novel, Cat's Cradle. Vonnegut was at the peak of his popularity, and his books were devoured, discussed, and quoted on campuses everywhere. Plus Ambrosia wrote the perfect music for it and the result was utterly charming. For the other song to stream, we could drop the needle anywhere and come up with a winner, it's one of those fine albums that doesn't have a bad track on it. For more on this record, read Bob Lefsetz' excellent appreciation in his Lefsetz Letter.

Listen to "Nice, Nice, Very Nice"


Listen to "Holdin' On To Yesterday"


Track List:
1. Nice, Nice, Very Nice (5:49)
2. Time Waits For No One (5:01)
3. Holdin' On To Yesterday (4:19)
4. World Leave Me Alone (3:17)
5. Make Us All Aware (4:28)
6. Lover Arrive (3:12)
7. Mama Frog (6:05)
8. Drink Of Water (6:29)






Friday, May 10, 2013

World's Greatest Love Songs: The Beatles - "I Will" (1968), First in a Series


The Beatles (White Album)

Paul McCartney wrote "I Will", (credited as Lennon/McCartney), during the Beatles famed trip to India to meditate with the Maharishi in 1968, and it was part of the White album. Paul played acoustic guitar and sang, Ringo Starr played bongos, and John Lennon played percussion. George Harrison did not appear on the track.

In Barry Miles' book, Many Years From Now, Paul talked about the writing. "I wrote...very simple words, straight love-song words really. I think they're quite effective. It's still one of my favourite melodies that I've written. You just occasionally get lucky with a melody and it becomes rather complete and I think this is one of them; quite a complete tune."

Paul is quite right. With its timeless melody and its charming lyric, "I Will" is one minute and forty-four seconds of pure bliss.

Listen to "I Will"


Who knows how long I've loved you
You know I love you still
Will I wait a lonely lifetime
If you want me to, I will.

For if I ever saw you
I didn't catch your name
But it never really mattered
I will always feel the same.

Love you forever and forever
Love you with all my heart
Love you whenever we're together
Love you when we're apart.

And when at last I find you
Your song will fill the air
Sing it loud so I can hear you
Make it easy to be near you
For the things you do endear you to me
Oh, you know, I will
I will.

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC






Sunday, May 05, 2013

Watch Jay Leighton's New Single, "Wish I Was Springsteen", Outstanding New Album, Hours, Coming May 13th


Wish I Was Springsteen - Single

Jay Leighton, a gifted British singer-songwriter, has just released "Wish I Was Springsteen", the first single and lead track from his forthcoming album, Hours. Growing up with the classic albums of the seventies such as the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Nick Drake, Leighton embraces his Springsteen fixation on the single.

Jay says "I have always found Springsteen to be a brilliant storyteller. Nebraska as an album and as a track are superb examples of this but the thing I love the most about the album is that it has captured the very desolation of Nebraska. When we drove across it I felt that desolation, almost tinged with sadness but at the same time extremely inspiring. I can't think of another record that has ever managed to capture the feeling for a place as much as Nebraska has by Springsteen. I love it!" The unstoppable melody and ear-friendly production of "Wish I Was Springsteen" has more in common with the fountain of hit singles on Born In the USA, than Nebraska, but the reverence is well placed.

Listening to "Wish I Was Springsteen", the song that comes to mind the most is "Emmylou" by First Aid Kit. "Wish I Was Springsteen" could almost be an answer record. This is a song that will stick with you.






Jay Leighton - Hours

Jay hails from Bradford, West Yorkshire, England (about 175 miles north of London and a hop and a skip from Leeds). Although he's been represented on record before, he considers Hours (released May 13th) to be his debut because the others were made fast, cheap and mostly acoustic. Hours is his first proper recording that provides the time, musicians, arrangements and production commensurate with the exquisite songcraft of his compositions. "It’s produced at Modern World Studios in Gloucestershire by Manic Street Preachers producer Greg Haver, also known for his work with Catatonia and Super Furry Animals, with lavish string arrangements by Andy Walters."

Although he seems way too accomplished as an artist (and too young) for a crisis of disillusionment, Jay says “After my last band split up I sold all my guitars and amps and vowed never to make music again, then, late one night, at home in Bradford, I started watching a documentary about Nick Drake, and I was reminded of how I fell in love with music in the first place. I was suddenly inspired to write again.”

Hours is an impressive piece of work with each song catchier than the next. Imagine the hook laden melodies of Keane with the emotional directness of Del Amitri, and a voice than may remind you of Chris Martin and that might give you a starting point for this strikingly original set of tunes.

Listen to "Too Late To Turn Your Back On Me"


Hours doesn't push any of the trendy buttons, and therein may lie its charm. You can put away your prefixes, it's neither alt- nor neo-, nor chamber-, nor even trip- anything. It's back to the basics of good songwriting, well sung, well played, and impeccably produced. The result is a timess sounding record that shares many of the qualities of those classic seventies albums that Jay Leighton grew up with.

Listen to"Sentimental Things"


Bonus Video:  Before Hours, Jay recorded an album with his former band Buffalo 77, Memento (2009), a solo album, As The Sun Comes Up (2011), and a solo EP, Polaroids & Stills (2012). This is a video of "As The Sun Comes Up", the title track of the aforementioned solo album. For something recorded "fast, cheap and mostly acoustic", this track sounds remarkably good.




Photos courtesy of Jay Leighton

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Thursday, May 02, 2013

Index of Gems From the Record Room

Gems From the Record Room - New Feature (6/25/12)
Ambrosia - Ambrosia (1975)
Michael Stanley - Michael Stanley (1972), Friends & Legends (1973)
Wendy Waldman - Love Is The Only Goal: The Best Of Wendy Waldman (1996)
Joe Williams - I Just Want to Sing (1985)
Various Artists - An Austin Rhythm And Blues Christmas (1983)

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Index of World's Greatest Love Songs

The Beatles - "I Will" (1968)

Music & More - Complete Site Index Updated


Music:
Johnny A – Get Inside (Favored Nations, 2004)
Johnny A - World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, 3/11/06
Jennie Abrahamson - Rockwood Music Hall, 5/04/07
A-ha - Saturday Video Fun: A-ha - Take On Me (1985)
Airdance - Falcon Ridge, 7/23/04
Monty Alexander Trio - Zanzibar Blue, 12/18/04
Jackie Allen, Melody & Holly, New York City, 5/23/06
Lily Allen - TLA, Philadelphia, 2/12/07
Lily Allen - Allright, Still (Capitol, 2007)
Lily Allen - Live on Jonathan Ross, 1/30/09
Lily Allen - Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix - Lily Allen's It's Not Me, It's You (2009)
Allman Brothers Band - In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, 9/23/1970
Ambrosia - Gems From the Record Room: Ambrosia - Ambrosia (1975)
Gabrielle Aplin - So Young, So Talented - Home (2011) & Never Fade (2011) & On Your Knees (2010)
Jessica Andrews - Saturday Video Fun: Jessica Andrews - Who I Am (2001)
Annekei - Rockwood Music Hall, 11/29/07 & 1/30/08
Annekei - The Living Room, 5/20/08
Annekei & Jack Lee - The Best Albums of 2008
Annekei - Touch, New Album Due 6/24/09
Annekei - The Best Albums of 2009
Annie - Anniemal (Big Beat/Ada, 2005)
Anuhea - The Best Albums of 2009
Aqualung - Joe's Pub, NYC, 2/02/05
The Animators - Steel City, Phoenixville, PA, 6/24/06
The Animators - The Living Room, 9/20/06
At the Half 2005 - Top Five at the Half
At the Half 2006 - Top Five at the Half
At the Half 2008 - Top Five at the Half
At the Half 2011 - Top Five at the Half
At the Half 2012 - Top Five at the Half
At the Half 2013 - Top Five at the Half
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Sellersville Theater, 3/19/08
Augustana - SXSW, The Bat Bar, 3/13/08
Average White Band - Greatest & Latest (Liquid 8, 2004)
Average White Band - PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, 7/09/04
Average White Band - Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA, 3/5/05
Average White Band - Wiggins Park, Camden, NJ, 8/02/05
Burt Bacharach - The Best Albums of 2004
Burt Bacharach - At This Time (Sony, 2005)
Courtney Barnett - I've Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris (2012), Cool Music From Down Under
Courtney Barnett - New Video of Scotty Says, Live On the Roof
Chris Bathgate - SXSW, Emos' Annex, 3/12/08
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds Revisited, 4/12/04
The Beach Boys - That's Why God Made the Radio (2012)
The Beach Boys - That's Why God Made the Radio (2012), Best New Beach Boys Album in Forty Years
The Beatles - Ed Sullivan Show, 2/9/64
The Beatles - JFK Stadium, 8/16/66
The Beatles - Across the Universe (Sony Pictures, 2007)
The Beatles - World's Greatest Love Songs: The Beatles - "I Will" (1968)
Matraca Berg - You and Tequila (2011)
The Best Albums of 2004
The Best Albums of 2005
The Best Albums of 2006
The Best Albums of 2007
The Best Albums of 2008
The Best Albums of 2009
The Best Albums of 2010
The Best Albums of 2011
The Best Albums of 2012 
The Best XPN Songs of 2011
Wallis Bird - New Video, "To My Bones"
Blind Faith - The Spectrum, 7/16/69
Blomdahl - The Living Room, 6/26/06
The Blue Nile - High (2004)
Jim Boggia - WXPN Singer-Songwriter Weekend, 7/18/04
Jim Boggia - The Living Room, 6/25/07
Bon Jovi - Saturday Video Fun: Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles - Who Says You Can't Go Home (2005)
Karla Bonoff - Haddon Lake Park, 7/12/06
Chris Botti – When I Fall In Love (Columbia, 2004)
Chris Botti - To Love Again (Sony, 2005)
Chris Botti w/John Mayer - Live on Letterman, 11/27/08
Zach Braff - The Last Kiss Broadcast, 9/15/06
Billy Bragg - SXSW, 6th & Red Rivers, 3/18/08
Brave Combo - Falcon Ridge, 7/24/04
Jackie Bristow - Jackie Bristow in the Studio, 7/19/11
David Bromberg Band - Falcon Ridge, 7/22/04
Cary Brothers - The Last Kiss Broadcast, 9/15/06
Jonatha Brooke – Back in the Circus (Bad Dog, 2004)
Jonatha Brooke - World Cafe Live, 10/02/04
Lelia Broussard - Lil-Yah (Leliasmusic.com, 2005)
Lelia Broussard - Milkboy Coffee, Ardmore PA, 4/01/06
Lelia Broussard - The Bitter End, 4/26/06
Lelia Broussard - Steel City, Phoenixville, PA, 6/24/06
Lelia Broussard - The Best Albums of 2006
Lelia Broussard - World Cafe Live, 1/25/07
Lelia Broussard - Scared To Feel (2008), My Heart's A Cannonball, Live at WCL, 11/20/2012
Marc Broussard - Carencro (Island, 2005)
Greg Brown - Falcon Ridge, 7/25/04
Greg Brown - World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, 4/22/06
Greg Brown - The Best Albums of 2006
Greg Brown - Rare Official Video, Hymns To What Is Left (2012)
Pieta Brown - In the Cool (Valley, 2005)
Eric Burdon - Live With the Roots, The Best Band in Late Night, Watch Jessie Ware (1/16/13), and Eric Burdon (1/28/13)
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Saturday Video Fun: Mary Chapin Carpenter - Down at the Twist and Shout (1991)
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Shut Up and Kiss Me (1994)
Deana Carter - SXSW, The Lone Star Lounge, 3/14/08
Valerie Carter - WXPN's 885 Countdown 2011: Twenty Years of the World Cafe
Rosanne Cash -The List (2009)
Rosanne Cash - The Best Albums of 2009
The Cat Empire - Two Shoes (Velour, 2007 in U.S.)
Kasey Chambers - Wayward Angel (WB, 2004)
Charivari - Falcon Ridge, 7/22/04
Ray Charles - Live At The Olympia, Paris DVD (2000) & the Movie Ray (2004)
Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004)
Ray Charles - Celebrates a Gospel Christmas (Madacy, 2004)
Kenny Chesney - Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter - You and Tequila (2010)
Suzanna Choffel - SXSW, Spill, 3/13/08
Christmas CDs 2004
Christmas Mixtape - My Christmas Mixtape (2011)
Christmas Mixtape - My Christmas Mixtape: Expanded and Reconfigured for 2012
Christmas Mixtape - My Christmas Mixtape - Side A: The Rock Songs (2012)
Christmas Mixtape - My Christmas Mixtape - Side B: The Funny Songs (2012)
Chiara Civello - The Living Room, 12/11/06
Chiara Civello - The Best Albums of 2008
The Civil Wars - Tracks In the Snow b/w O Come O Come Emmanuel (2011)
Joe Cocker - Heart & Soul (NewDoor, 2005)
Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire), NBC-TV Show, 1957
Coldplay - X&Y (Capitol, 2005)
Coldplay - Free Live Album Released Today (5/15/09)
Freddy Cole w/Monty Alexander Trio - Zanzibar Blue, 12/18/04
Amy Cook - The Best Albums of 2012
Elizabeth Cook - WXPN's 885 Countdown 2011: Twenty Years of the World Cafe
Shemekia Copeland - WXPN Singer-Songwriter Weekend, 7/17/04
Elvis Costello w/Jenny Lewis - Live on Letterman, 11/03/08
Coldplay - The Best Albums of 2005
Ann Courtney & the Late Bloomers - Rockwood Music Hall, 3/07/08
Ann Courtney & the Late Bloomers - The Best Albums of 2009
Les Crane - Saturday Video Fun: Desiderata (1971)
Cream - The Spectrum, 11/01/68
Crescent and Frost - The Living Room, 3/21/07
Crescent and Frost - Make It Home (Self-Released, 2007)
Crooked Still - Falcon Ridge, 7/22/04
Justin Currie - What is Love For (Rykodisk, 2007)
Julia Darling - The Living Room, NYC, 12/11/06
Debbie Davies Band - Falcon Ridge, 7/24/04
Howie Day - Town Hall, NYC, 7/26/05
The Dead - Tweeter Center, Camden, NJ, 8/08/04
Del Amitri - WXPN's 885 Countdown 2011: Twenty Years of the World Cafe
Lana del Rey - Video Games & Blue Jeans (2011)
Delaney & Bonnie and Friends - The Spectrum, 7/16/69
Tina Dico & Teitur - Joe's Pub, NYC, 10/12/04
Tina Dico - In the Red (Finest Grammophone, 2005)
Tina Dico - The Best Albums of 2005
Tina Dico - The Living Room, 9/27/05
Tina Dico - Electronic Press Kit, 10/26/05
Tina Dico - The Living Room, 2/19/08
Tina Dico - The Khyber, 5/07/08
Dido - Live (Arista DVD/CD, 2005)
Dido - Now Spinning in Heavy Rotation, 8/11/07
Dido - Safe Trip Home, Due 11/08
Dido - Dido on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Watch "No Freedom" & "White Flag", 2/20/13, New Album March 26th
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms & Money For Nothing (1985)
Disappear Fear - Falcon Ridge, 7/23/04
Dixie Chicks - Taking the Long Way (2006) & Howard Stern Interview, 5/25/06
Dixie Fried - Rockwood Music Hall, 10/18/08
Sasha Dobson - Rockwood Music Hall, 7/17/07
Sasha Dobson/Dixie Fried - Rockwood Music Hall, 10/18/08
Duffy - SXSW, Stubbs, 3/15/08
Bob Dylan - Celebrating the Release of Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (2012)
Earlimart - SXSW, The Bat Bar, 3/12/08 -
Eddie From Ohio - Falcon Ridge, 7/24/04
Kathleen Edwards - At the Half - 2012
Kenny Edwards - Haddon Lake Park, 7/12/06
Elizabeth & the Catapult - Rockwood Music Hall, 3/02/07
Elizabeth & the Catapult - The Best Albums of 2009
Susan Enan - Rockwood Music Hall, 10/12/07 & 1/30/08
Susan Enan - Plainsong, New Album Due July 30th (2009)
Susan Enan - The Best Albums of 2009
Mark Erelli Band - Falcon Ridge, 7/22/04
The Ettes - SXSW, Friends, 3/13/08
Falcon Ridge 2004 - Day One
Falcon Ridge 2004 - Day Two
Falcon Ridge 2004 - Day Three
Falcon Ridge 2004 - Day Four
Falcon Ridge 2005 - The Road Not Taken
Mike Farris - SXSW, Antone's, 3/13/08
Danny Federici (1950-2008)
Schuyler Fisk - The Last Kiss Broadcast, 9/15/06
Schuyler Fisk - The Living Room, 7/17/07
Fleetwood Mac - Live in Boston (Warner Brothers, 2004)
Dan Fogelberg - Soundstage, 2004
John Fogerty - Reclaiming My Voice (Newsweek, 12/03/07)
John Fogerty - Revival (Fantasy, 2007)
John Fogerty - on Independence Day, Happy 4th! (2009)
John Fogerty - The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again (2009)
John Fogerty - The Best Albums of 2009
Steve Forbert - Falcon Ridge, 7/22/04
Julia Fordham - Joe's Pub, New York City, 9/07/04
Julia Fordham - Tin Angel, Philadelphia, 9/11/04
Julia Fordham - That's Life (Vanguard, 2004)
Julia Fordham - The Best Albums of 2004
Julia Fordham - Jazz Album Due Soon, 11/21/07
Ebba Forsberg - New CD Released in Sweden, 9/05/06
Ebba Forsberg - The Best Albums of 2006
Ebba Forsberg - WXPN's 885 Countdown 2011: Twenty Years of the World Cafe
Ruthie Foster - The Best Albums of 2009
Fountains of Wayne - Singer-Songwriter Weekend, 7/16/04
Fountains of Wayne - Traffic and Weather (Virgin, 2007)
Fourth of July Mix - The Fourth of July Mix (7/04/12)
Melody Gardot - World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, 4/27/06
Melody Gardot, Jackie & Holly, New York City, 5/23/06
Melody Gardot - Pianos, NYC, 5/23/06
Melody Gardot - Worrisome Heart (2006)
Melody Gardot - The Best Albums of 2006
Melody Gardot - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, 12/13/06
Melody Gardot - Rockwood Music Hall, 2/16/07
Melody Gardot - Makes the Jump to Lightspeed, 10/18/07
Melody Gardot - Worrisome Heart Gets Major Label Release, 2/26/08
Melody Gardot - Cool Stuff in the U.K. (5/15/08)
Melody Gardot - My One and Only Thrill, Due This Spring (1/02/09)
Melody Gardot - The Best Albums of 2009
Melody Gardot - New Album, The Absence, Due May 29th, First Track, Mira, Out Today (2012)
Melody Gardot - At the Half - 2012
Mary Gauthier - The Best Albums of 2005
Sara Gazarek - Blossom & Bee (2012)
Sara Gazarek - Triosence feat. Sara Gazarek - Where Time Stands Still (2012)
Gems From the Record Room - New Feature (6/25/12)
Genesis - Archives Volume 1. 1967-1975 (Atlantic, 1998)
Genesis - The Lamb Tour, Indianapolis, 11/22/74
Vance Gilbert - Falcon Ridge, 7/22/04
Vance Gilbert - Falcon Ridge, 7/24/04
Vance Gilbert - The Point, Bryn Mawr, 3/3/05
Eliza Gilkyson - Falcon Ridge, 7/25/04
David Gilmour - The Best Albums of 2006
A Girl Called Eddy - World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, 3/11/05
Girlyman - Falcon Ridge, 7/24/04
Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree (Mute, 2008)
Steve Goodman - Saturday Video Fun: Steve Goodman - A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request (1983)
Steve Goodman, Paste Magazine #16, June/July 2005
Nina Gordon - Bleeding Heart Graffiti (Warner Brothers, 2006)
John Gorka - Falcon Ridge, 7/24/04
Gotye - The First New Hit of 2012, Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
Gotye - Gotye & Whatever happened to Jem - They , Wish I, & Just a Ride (all 2004)
Jen Grant - SXSW, The Velveeta Room, 3/15/08
Tracy Grammer - Falcon Ridge, 7/25/04
Grand National - The Living Room, 6/25/07
Great Northern - New Video for "Home", 7/12/07
Great Northern - Trading Twilight for Daylight (Eenie Meenie, 2007)
Al Green - Everything's OK (Blue Note, 2005)
Larry Groce - Saturday Video Fun: Larry Groce - Junk Food Junkie (1976)
Buddy Guy - Bring 'Em In (Jive, 2005)
Buddy Guy - The Best Albums of 2005
Buddy Guy - The Best Albums of 2008
Buddy Guy - The Best Albums of 2010
Hall & Oates - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, 7/09/04
Lauren Hart - WXPN Singer-Songwriter Weekend, 7/18/04
Juliana Hatfield - North Star Bar, Philadelphia, 8/17/05
Richie Havens - Falcon Ridge, 7/24/04
Kate Havnevik - Mo Pitkin's, 3/06/07
Kate Havnevik - Melankton (Republic, 2007)
Kate Havnevik - New Single "Halo" Previews Second Album, 2/06/09
Kate Havnevik - The Best Albums of 2012
Headlights - SXSW, Emo's, 3/12/08
Imogen Heap - The Canal Room, NYC, 10/30/05
Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself (RCA, 2005)
Imogen Heap - The Best Albums of 2005
Imogen Heap - The Last Kiss Broadcast, 9/15/06
Imogen Heap - Ellipse, Long Awaited New Album Due in August (2009)
Tess Henley - Meet Tess Henley, Sweet Soul Singer and Songwriter with an Amazing New Album, High Heels & Sneakers (2013)
Tess Henley - Top Five at the Half
Missy Higgins - On a Clear Night (EMI Import, 2007)
Missy Higgins - Live on the TV Guide Channel, 2/26/08
Marie Hines - Perfect Kiss (2012), Heartcrash EP Due Tuesday
Kristin Hoffman - The Living Room, 9/20/06
The Hooters - And We Danced, Filming the Video, 7/27/85
The Hooters - 23 East, 8/10/85
The Hooters - Why Only Germany Gets to Hear..., 10/27/04
The Hooters - Fear and Loathing on the Melodica Board, 10/30/04
Hot Rod Lincoln - Co-writer Charlie Ryan (1915-2008)
Hot Feet – New Folk Rock from the U.K., Wood House EP (2012)
Hafdis Huld - SXSW, Momo's, 3/15/08
James Hunter - The Best Albums of 2006
James Hunter - Wiggins Park, Camden, NJ, 7/19/07
Index of Gems From the Record Room
Index of World's Greatest Love Songs
Inner Visions - Falcon Ridge, 7/23/04
Chris Isaak - Christmas (Warner Brothers, 2004)
Ron Isley & Burt Bacharach - Here I Am (Dreamworks, 2004)
Ivy - In the Clear (Nettwerk, 2005)
Ivy, WXPN Free at Noon Concert, Philadelphia, 3/11/05
Michael Jackson - Minimix #4 - Celebrating the Music of Michael Jackson (7/01/09)
Irène Jacob & Francis Jacob - Je Sais Nager (2012)
Courtney Jaye - "Don't Tell a Girl" (10/04/09)
Courtney Jaye - The Best Albums of 2010
Courtney Jaye - A Tropical Nashville Five (7/21/12)
Courtney Jaye - New Courtney Jaye Song & Video, Watch "Say Oh Say" (2013), New Album Coming 5/7
Courtney Jaye - Top Five at the Half
Ben Jelen - SXSW, Stubbs, 3/14/08
Jem - Down to Earth, Due 9/16/08
Jem - Gotye & Whatever happened to Jem - They , Wish I, & Just a Ride (all 2004)
Billy Joel - The Stranger 30th Anniversary Reissue, 2/21/09
Billy Joel - Uptown Girl (1983) & Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire (1985)
Jef Lee Johnson - Chris' Jazz Cafe, 2/11/09
DJ Pandemonium Jones - SXSW, Barcelona, 3/12/08
DJ Pandemonium Jones - SXSW, Stubbs, 3/14/08
Norah Jones/Dixie Fried - Rockwood Music Hall, 10/18/08
Norah Jones - The Best Albums of 2010
Norah Jones - WXPN's 885 Countdown 2011: Twenty Years of the World Cafe
Richard Julian - The Living Room, 4/17/07
Kalli - Without Gravity Frontman, Kalli Wows With New Single, "Road Trip" Feat. Kirsten Proffit, Plus New Album, Last Train Home (2013)
Lucy Kaplansky - Falcon Ridge, 7/24/04
Keane - Hopes and Fears (Interscope, 2004)
Keane - Tower Records, Philadelphia, 9/27/04
Keane - The Best Albums of 2004
Keane - Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC, 2/02/05
Keane - Second Album Due June 20, 2006
Toby Keith - Saturday Video Fun: Sting & Toby Keith - I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying (1997)
Keren Ann - World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, 3/11/05
Kiki & Herb - Wilma Theater, 8/04/06
B.B. King - 80 (Geffen, 2005)
B.B. King - The Best Albums of 2005
Kaki King - World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, 2/18/05
Kaki King - SXSW, Stubbs, 3/11/08
Larry Kirwan - Remembers 9/11 Five Years On
Jess Klein - The Living Room, NYC, 8/31/05
Mark Knopfler - Mann Center, Philadelphia, 6/25/05
Lizanne Knott - World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, 4/27/06
Jimmy LaFave - SXSW, The Victorian Room at the Driskill Hotel, 3/13/08
Leo KottkeHalsey, the Next Generation - In Which Zach Meets Leo Kottke
Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas (1975)
Jen Lane - SXSW, Momo's, 3/12/08
k.d. lang - Hymns of the 49th Parallel (Nonesuch, 2004)
k.d. lang - World Cafe Interview & Performance, 9/10/04
k.d. lang - The Best Albums of 2004
k.d. lang - Kimmel Center, 2/24/08
The Last Kiss Broadcast, 9/15/06
Cyndi Lauper - RIP Kodak, Paul Simon - Kodachrome (1973) & Cyndi Lauper - True Colors (1986)
Amy LaVere - SXSW, Antone's, 3/13/08
Ledisi - CBS Saturday Early Show, 6/28/08
Live 8 on AOL - 7/02/05
LAME-TV: Live 8 Coverage by MTV & VH-1
Jack Lee & Annekei - The Best Albums of 2008
L.E.S. is More - Music on NY's Lower East Side, 9/12/07
Jenny Lewis - Live on Conan O'Brien, 10/06/08
Jenny Lewis & Elvis Costello - Live on Letterman, 11/03/08
Jenny Lewis - The Best Albums of 2008
Jay Leighton - Watch Jay Leighton's New Single, "Wish I Was Springsteen", Outstanding New Album, Hours, Coming May 13th
Lissie - SXSW 2013 - Watch Lissie Perform Live at the Hotel San Jose in Austin, Courtesy of WFUV
Lissie - Lissie is a Rocker, in the Best Sense of the Word, Watch Lissie at Union Transfer, 6/07/2013
Sharon Little - Drawing Circles (2006)
Sharon Little - Cafe Vivaldi, 7/24/07
Sharon Little - Milkboy Coffee, 12/28/07
Live 8 to be Rebroadcast on MTV & VH-1
Live 8 Done Right (MTV & VH-1, 7/09/05)
Live 8 - Almost Heaven, MTV Tries for a Redeemer, 7/09/05
Live Earth - The World in HD, 7/07/07
Look See Proof - SXSW, Wave Rooftop, 3/15/08
Lowen & Navarro - Falcon Ridge, 7/24/04
Baz Luhrman - Saturday Video Fun: Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) (1999)
Shelby Lynne - North Star Bar, Philadelphia, 7/16/05
Shelby Lynne - Suit Yourself (Capitol, 2005)
Shelby Lynne - Just a Little Lovin' (Lost Highway, 2008)
Shelby Lynne - SXSW, Austin Music Hall, 3/14/08
Shelby Lynne - The Best Albums of 2008
Shelby Lynne - The Best Albums of 2010
Dougie MacLean - The Best Albums of 2006
James Maddock - The Best Albums of 2009
James Maddock - My Old Neighborhood (2012), New Single, EP, Video & Deluxe CD Reissue
Eleni Mandell - The Point, 10/27/04
Eleni Mandell - The Miracle of Five (Zedtone, 2007)
Arif Mardin (1932-2006)
Rebecca Martin – People Behave Like Ballads (MaxJazz, 2004)
Rebecca Martin - World Cafe Live, 10/04/04
Rebecca Martin - Banjo Jim's, 2/21/07
The John Mayer Trio - Beacon Theater, NYC, 10/06/05
John Mayer w/Chris Botti - Live on Letterman, 11/27/08
Martina McBride - Timeless (RCA, 2005)
Martina McBride - The Best Albums of 2005
Paul McCartney - Chaos and Creation (Capitol, 2005)
Michael McDermott - Singer-Songwriter Weekend, 7/18/04
Michael McDonald - PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, 7/09/04
Hilary McRae - The Living Room, 4/10/08
Nellie McKay - WXPN Singer-Songwriter Weekend, 7/18/04
Nellie McKay - The Best Albums of 2004
Loreena McKennitt - An Ancient Muse (Quinland Road/Verve, 2006)
Erin McKeown - Falcon Ridge, 7/24/04
Hilary McRae - The Living Room, 4/10/08
Leslie Mendelson - The Best Albums of 2009
Jo Dee Messina - A Joyful Noise (Curb Records, 2002)
Raul Midon - North Star Bar, Philadelphia, 7/16/05
Raul Midon - The Best Albums of 2010
Jane Monheit - Taking a Chance on Love (Sony, 2005)
Moody Blues - December (Polydor, 2003)
Abra Moore - SXSW, 18th Floor at Hilton Garden Inn, 3/14/08
Mandy Moore - Wild Hope (Firm Music, 2007)
Mandy Moore - The Best CDs of 2007
Jess Morgan - Folksinger & Songwriter from Norwich, England - Aye Me (2012)
Jess Morgan - Every Day A School Day (2012), plus Live Video EP - Songs From Old Merchant's House
Jess Morgan - New EP Due March 4th, Watch the Title Track Now, "Richer Thinner Smarter"
Gurf Morlix - Diamonds to Dust (Blue Corn, 2007)
Rae Morris - Grow (2012), Grow EP Due 11/18
Rae Morris - Rae Morris Update, Plus Cool New Video, Way Back When (2013)
Rae Morris - Third EP Due 4/22, Watch Title Track, From Above (2013)
Van Morrison - Magic Time (Geffen, 2005)
Van Morrison - "Open The Door (To Your Heart)" - First Track From New Album, Born To Sing: No Plan B (2012), Due 10/2
Van Morrison - The Best Albums of 2012
Malene Mortenson - The Best Albums of 2009
The Mother Truckers - SXSW, Maria's Tace Express, 3/14/08
Alison Moyet - Voice (Sanctuary, 2005)
Kacey Musgraves - Top Five at the Half
Music & More - First Post, 7/26/04
Music & More - The Fourth of July Mix (7/04/12)
Music & More - Minimix #1, Happy 4th of July! (7/04/08)
Music & More - Minimix #2 - I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
Music & More - Minimix #3 - Missing The Unpronounceable
Music & More - Minimix #4 - Celebrating the Music of Michael Jackson (7/01/09)
Music & More - Now We Are Two, 7/09/06
Music for a Week at the Beach, 9/22/04
The Musical Box - Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ, 6/22/05
The Musical Box - A Reader Responds, 6/24/05
Mutlu - WXPN Singer-Songwriter Weekend, 7/18/04
Mutya - Real Girl (Universal/Island, 2007)
Anna Nalick - Town Hall, NYC, 7/26/05
National Lampoon - Saturday Video Fun: Deteriorata (1972)
NBC Celebrity Christmas (NBC, 2001)
Jennifer Nettles - Saturday Video Fun: Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles - Who Says You Can't Go Home (2005)
Next Big Nashville - Next Week (10/01/09)
Jennifer Niceley - The Living Room, 2/05/08 & Rockwood, 2/07/08
Jennifer Niceley - Rockwood Music Hall, 4/18/08
Nerissa & Katryna Nields - Falcon Ridge, 7/23/04
Once Blue - WXPN's 885 Countdown 2011: Twenty Years of the World Cafe
John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting - Singer-Songwriter Weekend, 7/18/04
Joan Osborne - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 6/16/07
Joan Osborne - Pretty Little Stranger (Vanguard, 2007)
Joan Osborne - Breakfast in Bed (Time/Life, 2007)
Joan Osborne - Rocks the Blues at WFUV and on Her New Album, Bring It On Home (2012)
Pacifika - Asunción (Six Degrees Records, 2008)
Brad Paisley - "Waitin' on a Woman" Video (7/05/08)
Holly Palmer – I Confess (Bombshell, 2004)
Holly Palmer - The Fez, NYC, 11/20/04
Holly Palmer w/Jackie & Melody, New York City, 5/23/06
Holly Palmer - WXPN's 885 Countdown 2011: Twenty Years of the World Cafe
Ellis Paul - Falcon Ridge, 7/25/04
Gretchen Peters - Burnt Toast & Offerings (Thirty Tigers, 2007)
Julian Peterson - Rockwood Music Hall, 7/10/09
Grace Pettis - Ebb and Flow (2013), You Are the Cowboy (2012)
Madeleine Peyroux - Half the Perfect World (Rounder)
Shawn Phillips - SXSW, Stephen F's Bar, 3/13/08
Chrissi Poland w/Vinny Valentino - Cachaca, 12/22/08
Chrissi Poland - Live on the Lower East Side, 11/4/08 through 2/15/09
Chrissi Poland - Songs From the Concrete, New Album Finished (6/13/09)
Chrissi Poland - New Videos and a Really Big Show (10/14/09)
Chrissi Poland - The Best Albums of 2010
Chrissi Poland - Another Lonely Christmas In New York (2011)
Chrissi Poland - It's a Chrissi Christmas: CPMP - In a Christmas Funk (2011)
Chrissi Poland - Possible (2012), First Single from Forthcoming EP, Reckless Ones
Polly & the Billets Doux -"Head of Steam" (9/27/09)
Polly and the Billets Doux - Hold Fast EP Due May 8th (2012)
Polly & the Billets Doux - Great New Video Released This Week, "Hymn Song" (2013)
Catherine Popper/Dixie Fried - Rockwood Music Hall, 10/18/08
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - This is Somewhere (Hollywood, 2007)
Grace Potter - Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter - You and Tequila (2010)
Kirsten Proffit - My Devotion (2012)
Kirsten Proffit - The Best Albums of 2012
Kirsten ProffitWithout Gravity Frontman, Kalli Wows With New Single, "Road Trip" Feat. Kirsten Proffit, Plus New Album, Last Train Home (2013)
Corinne Bailey Rae - Housing Works Used Book Cafe, NYC, 12/15/06
Corinne Bailey Rae - The Best Albums of 2006
Bonnie Raitt - Souls Alike (Capitol, 2005)
Bonnie Raitt - The Best Albums of 2012
Jon Randall - The Living Room, NYC, 8/31/05
Remembering the Main Point, Bryn Mawr, 1964-1981
Remy Zero - The Last Kiss Broadcast, 9/15/06
Jenny Reynolds - SXSW, The Velveeta Room, 3/12/08
Kyle Riabko - Before I Speak (Aware/Columbia, 2005)
Kim Richey - Chinese Boxes (Vanguard, 2007)
Rock & Soul Revue - PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, 7/09/04
The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang (Virgin, 2005)
The Roots - Live With the Roots, The Best Band in Late Night, Watch Jessie Ware (1/16/13), and Eric Burdon (1/28/13)
Emmy Rossum - Inside Out (Geffen, 2007)
Phil Roy - Tower Records, Philadelphia, 11/16/04
Rumer - Live at St. James Church, London, 5/24/12, Watch the Show Here and More
Rumer - Live From Daryl's House (8/15/12), A Beautiful Set, Watch It Here
Charlie Ryan - Co-writer of "Hot Rod Lincoln", RIP, 2/16/08
Jackie Ryan - Jazz Singer, New Album Just Released, Listen Here (2013)
Serena Ryder - The Living Room, 5/07/07
Sam & Ruby - SXSW, Red Gorilla above Nuno's, 3/12/08
Joe Sample - World Cafe Live, 10/22/04
Venissa Santi - Raven Lounge, 5/16/08
Santana - The Best Albums of 2012
Boz Scaggs - Top Five at the Half
Scissor Sisters - Electric Factory, Philadelphia, 7/05/12, Dancing Days Are Here Again (Updated)
Richard Shindell - Falcon Ridge, 7/24/04
Shivaree - The Point, 10/27/04
Shout Out Louds, SXSW, Mohawk Patio, 3/12/08
Sia - World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, 4/15/06
Sia - SXSW, The Bat Bar, 3/13/08
Sia - The Best Albums of 2008
Carly Simon & Ben Taylor - Family Therapy on the Howard Stern Show, 6/19/08
Paul Simon - RIP Kodak, Paul Simon - Kodachrome (1973) & Cyndi Lauper - True Colors (1986)
Sister Sparrow And The Dirty Birds - Pound of Dirt (2012), Out Today
Sissy Wish - SXSW, Wave, 3/13/08
April Smith & the Great Picture Show - Pete's Candy Store, 10/02/08
Mindy Smith - WXPN Singer-Songwriter Weekend, 7/18/04
Mindy Smith - WXPN Free at Noon Concert, 9/22/06
Mindy Smith - The Best Albums of 2006
Mindy Smith - Stupid Love, New Album Due in August (2009)
Mindy Smith - The Best Albums of 2009
Mindy Smith - The Best Albums of 2012
Snake Oil Medicine Show - Falcon Ridge, 7/25/04
Snakadaktal - Dance Bear (2012), Another Cool New Track From Australia, Via The Ripe
Angel Snow - The Best Albums of 2012
Jill Sobule - World Cafe Live, 10/04/04
Soraya - El Otro Lado de Mi (EMI International)
Soraya - 24 Hours in NYC w/Dave, Holly & Soraya, 11/20/04
The Soundtrack of Our Lives - SXSW, Esther's Follies, 3/15/08
Southside Johnny - The Best Albums of 2008
Sharleen Spiteri - To Release Melody, 7/14/08 in U.K.
Bruce Springsteen - The Best Albums of 2010
Bruce Springsteen is on Fire, The Apollo, Wrecking Ball & SXSW
Bruce Springsteen - Restoring the Faith, Bruce Springsteen, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, 3/29/12
Bruce Springsteen - The Best Albums of 2012
Michael Stanley - Michael Stanley (1972), Friends & Legends (1973)
Mavis Staples - The Best Albums of 2010
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty, 2005)
Al Stewart - New Album Released on 6/21/05
Sting - Saturday Video Fun: Sting & Toby Keith - I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying (1997)
Joss Stone - Mind Body & Soul (S-Curve, 2004)
Joss Stone - With Superheavy, Jeff Beck Live at Ronnie Scott's, and LP1, Joss Stone Gets Busy
Summer Mix - 2005
Sweet Stavin' Chain - The Spectrum, 11/01/68
Swing Out Sister - Where Our Love Grows (Shanachie, 2004)
Swing Out Sister - Live in Tokyo (Self-Released, 2005)
Swing Out Sister - Live (Shanachie, 2005)
Swing Out Sister - The Trocadero, Philadelphia, 6/13/05
Swing Out Sister - The Best Albums of 2005
Swing Out Sister - New Album Due Soon, Beautiful Mess (2008), 1/30/08
Swing Out Sister - "Something Every Day", 2/24/08
Swing Out Sister - The Best Albums of 2008
Swing Out Sister - Swing Out Sister Christmas, Five Gold Rings (2012)
Swing Out Sister - New Swing Out Sister Song & Video, Watch "Chuo Freeway", Plus Private View, Studio CD Special Package Includes Live DVD, Tokyo Stories (2013)
SXSW 2008 - Welcome to Austin, 3/11/08
SXSW 2008 - Day One
SXSW 2008 - Day Two
SXSW 2008 - Day Three
SXSW 2008 - Day Four
SXSW 2008 - Wrap Up (w/links to all shows), 3/22/08
SXSW 2009 - Welcome Back to Austin
SXSW 2009 - Day One, Wednesday, 3/18/09
SXSW 2009 - Day Two, Thursday, 3/19/09
SXSW 2009 - Day Three, Friday, 3/20/09
SXSW 2009 - Day Four, Saturday, 3/21/09
SXSW 2009 - Wrap-up
SXSW 2011 - Don't Mess With Texas: SXSW 2011 New Music Sampler, A Free Taste of SXSW
SXSW 2012 - A Taste of SXSW 2012
SXSW 2013 - KUT at the Four Seasons, Next Best Thing to Being There, Watch All Four Days' Shows
Taste w/Rory Gallagher - The Spectrum, 7/16/69
Sara Tavares - SOB's, New York City, 6/27/06
James Taylor - A Christmas Album (Hallmark, 2004)
James Taylor - One Man Band (Hear Music, 2007)
James Taylor - Covers, Due 9/30/08
Kim Taylor - The Living Room, 4/17/07
Tegan & Sara - So Jealous (Vapor, 2004)
Teitur - Joe's Pub, NYC, 10/12/04
Anna Ternheim - Joe's Pub, 3/24/08
Texas - New Single and Album Due 2005
Texas - New Year's Eve in Edinburgh, Scotland, 10/27/05
Texas - New Album Due May 20th, Listen to the New Single, Title Track Sounds Stunning After Eight Year Hiatus, The Conversation (2013)
Texas - Watch Texas Play Live in Zurich, at Energy Fashion Night, 04/19/2013
Texas - Top Five at the Half
Rosie Thomas - These Friends of Mine (Sing-a-Long, 2007)
Rosie Thomas - Rosie Thomas to Release New Album, With Love (2012), on Valentine's Day, Plus Lots of Free Music
Tracey Thorn - Out of the Woods (Astralwerks, 2007)
Tracey Thorn - The Best Albums of 2010
Tracey Thorn - The Making of Tinsel and Lights (Full Version, 2012)
Tanita Tikaram - Sentimental (Naive, 2005)
Tanita Tikaram - The Best Albums of 2005
Tanita Tikaram - WXPN's 885 Countdown 2011: Twenty Years of the World Cafe
Tanita Tikaram - New Video Today for "Dust On My Shoes", from New Album Due 8/31 (2012)
Top Ten Female Singers from the U.K., 6/19/05
Tower of Power - Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA, 3/5/05
Tower of Power - Wiggins Park, Camden, NJ, 7/19/07
Kristina Train - The Best Albums of 2009
Traffic - The Last Great Traffic Jam DVD (Epic, 2005)
The Trashcan Sinatras - Weightlifting (2004)
The Trashcan Sinatras - The Best Albums of 2009
The Trashcan Sinatras - WXPN's 885 Countdown 2011: Twenty Years of the World Cafe
Triosence - Triosence feat. Sara Gazarek - Where Time Stands Still (2012)
Two Loons for Tea - SXSW, Friends, 3/13/08
Kate Tucker & the Sons of Sweden - SXSW, Wave, 3/12/08
K.T. Tunstall - The Living Room, NYC, 11/09/05
K.T. Tunstall - The Best Albums of 2006
The Unpronounceable - The Final Show, The Funhouse, 5/09/08
The Unpronounceable - Minimix #3 - Missing The Unpronounceable
Freddy V - The Best Albums of 2008
Vinny Valentino w/Chrissi Poland - Cachaca, 12/22/08
Various Artists - An Austin Rhythm And Blues Christmas (1983), A Real Christmas Gem From the Record Room
Various Artists - Celebrating the Release of Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (2012)
Various Artists - Merry Christmas To You, Capitol Records (1955)
Phil Vassar - Saturday Video Fun: Phil Vassar - Carlene (2000)
Violette - Insomnie (2011)
Virginia Coalition - SXSW, Creekside EMC at Hilton Garden Inn, 3/14/08
Victoria Vox - Grape Street, Philadelphia, 5/12/06
Brooke Waggoner - SXSW, 18th Floor at Hilton Garden Inn, 3/15/08
Martha Wainwright - SXSW, Club DeVille, 3/12/08
Sloan Wainwright Band - Falcon Ridge, 7/25/04
Wendy Waldman - Gems from the Record Room - Love Is The Only Goal: The Best Of Wendy Waldman (1996)
Natalie Walker - Urban Angel (Dorado, 2007)
Natlie Walker - The Living Room, 3/07/08
Maggie Walters - SXSW, Stephen F's Bar, 3/13/08
Joe Walsh - Analog Man (2012), First New Album in 20 Years, Due June 5th
Joe Walsh - Interview With Howard Stern 6/04/12, Listen Here
Jessie Ware - New U.K. Singer Jessie Ware - Running (2012) & Jessie Ware & Sampha - Valentine (2011)
Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments (2012), New Single and Video Just Released, 110% (2012), Debut Album Due 8/28
Jessie Ware - "Sweet Talk" , New Single from Devotion, Album Due August 20th, Plus Two Bonus Tracks
Jessie Ware - Live With the Roots, The Best Band in Late Night, Watch Jessie Ware (1/16/13), and Eric Burdon (1/28/13)
Grover Washington, Jr. - Grover Live (2010), A True Gift
The Weepies - World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, 4/20/06
TheWeepies - The Best Albums of 2008
West Indian Girl - West Indian Girl (Astralwerks/Emd, 2005)
The Whigs - SXSW, Stubbs, 3/14/08
Jane Kelly Williams - The Living Room, 7/26/07
Joe Williams - I Just Want to Sing (1985)
Astrid Williamson - World Cafe Live, 3/06/08
Gretchen Wilson - Saturday Video Fun: Gretchen Wilson - Redneck Woman (2004)
Steve Winwood - Nine Lives due 4/29/08
Peter Wolf - The Best Albums of 2010
Peter Wolf - WXPN's 885 Countdown 2011: Twenty Years of the World Cafe
Stevie Wonder - A Time to Love (Motown, 2005)
Stevie Wonder - The Best Albums of 2005
World Cafe Live - Opening Night, 10/02/04
WXPN's 885 Essential XPN Songs, 10/14/08
WXPN's 885 Greatest Albums - Here We Go Again, 7/27/05
WXPN's 885 Greatest Albums, 9/04/05
WXPN's 885 Greatest Albums - The Big Playback, 10/17/05
WXPN's 885 Greatest Artists - It's That Time of Year Again, 8/09/06
WXPN's 885 Greatest Artists - Decision Time, 9/03/06
WXPN's 885 Greatest Artists - The Countdown Starts Monday 10/09/06
WXPN's 885 Greatest Artists - Counting 'Em Down in Real Time, Part 1 - The Bottom 300
WXPN's 885 Greatest Artists - Counting 'Em Down in Real Time, Part 2 - The 7Middle 300
WXPN's 885 Greatest Artists - Counting 'Em Down in Real Time, Part 3 - The Top 285
WXPN's 885 Greatest Songs - Damn You XPN!, 9/01/04
WXPN's 885 Greatest Songs - The Final Cut, 9/06/04
WXPN's 885 Greatest Songs - Countdown, 10/05/04
WXPN's 885 Greatest Songs - The Final Tally, 10/08/04
WXPN's 885 Most Memorable Musical Moments - Here We Go Again, 7/16/06
WXPN's 885 Countdown 2011 - Twenty Years of the World Cafe
WXPN Singer-Songwriter Weekend 2004
WXPN Studio Tour, 10/22/04
WXPN's Top Fifty Albums of 2004, 11/13/04
XPoNential Music Festival 2007 - Day One, 7/19/07
Yacht - SXSW, Emo's, 3/12/08
Rachael Yamagata - WXPN Singer-Songwriter Weekend, 7/16/04
Rachael Yamagata - The Last Kiss Broadcast, 9/15/06
Shayna Zaid - Rockwood Music Hall, 5/01/08
Shayna Zaid - Rockwood Music Hall, 6/11/08
Shayna Zaid - Rockwood Music Hall, 11/22/08
Shayna Zaid & the Catch - The Living Room, 6/26/09, CD Release Show
Shayna Zaid & the Catch - Shayna Zaid & the Catch Sounded Great on WXPN
Shayna Zaid & the Catch - Lighthouse (2012)
Shayna Zaid & the Catch - Update - Lighthouse Album Released, Band Hiatus Announced (2012)
Shayna Zaid & the Catch - The Best Albums of 2012
Malika Zarra - SOB's, New York City, 6/27/06
Zero 7 - The Garden (Atlantic, 2006)
Warren Zevon - Enjoy Every Sandwich (Artemis, 2004)
Jimi Zhivago - The Living Room (w/Kim Taylor), 4/17/07
Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer - The Khyber, 4/03/09

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Across the Universe (Sony Pictures, 2007)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004, Adam McKay)
Arlene's Grocery - LES, NYC, 9/12/07
Welcome to Austin, TX, 3/11/08
Banjo Jim's - LES, NYC, 9/12/07
The Bitter End, NYC, 9/12/07
Battlestar Galactica Season 3.0 - It's All True
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Cafe Charbon - LES, NYC, 9/12/07
Cafe Vivaldi - NYC, 9/12/07
Cake (Lions Gate Films, 2005)
Calvin & Hobbes - A Very Calvin & Hobbes Christmas (2011)
George Carlin (1937-2008)
Cézanne and Beyond - Philadelphia Museum of Art, 4/04/09
Collateral (2004, Michael Mann)
Creperie - LES, NYC, 9/12/07
Katie Couric - Katie Couric on the Stern Show, 5/28/2013 - Howard's Best Interview Yet
Elf (2003, Jon Favreau)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Father's Day 2005
Flightplan (Touchstone Pictures, 2005)
Garden State (2004)
The Girl in the Cafe (HBO Films, 2005)
Douglas D. Halsey (1952-2005)
Halsey, the Next Generation - In Which Zach Meets Leo Kottke
The House of Yes (1997, Mark Waters)
Hut's Hamburgers - Austin, TX, 3/15/08
I, Robot (2004)
Jersey Girl (Kevin Smith, 2004)
Kiki & Herb - Wilma Theater, 8/04/06
Larry Kirwan - Remembers 9/11 Five Years On
Kodak - RIP Kodak, Paul Simon - Kodachrome (1973) & Cyndi Lauper - True Colors (1986)
The Living Room - LES, NYC, 9/12/07
The Manchurian Candidate (2004, Jonathan Demme)
Arif Mardin (1932-2006)
Maria Full of Grace (2004, Joshua Marston)
Me and You and Everyone We Know (IFC Films, 2005)***
Music & More - First Post, 7/26/04
Music & More - Now We Are Two, 7/09/06
Music and Lyrics (Castlerock/Warner Brothers, 2007)
Open Water (2004, Chris Kentis)
Pianos - LES, NYC, 9/12/07
Prometheus (20th Century Fox, 2012), Ridley Scott Returns to Space With Alien Prequel
Rambles Website, 7/27/04
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004, Alexander Witt)
Rockwood Music Hall - LES, NYC, 9/12/07
Rosario's Pizza - LES, NYC, 9/12/07
Saved! (2004)
Seven Psychopaths (Film4/BFI/Blueprint Pictures, 2012), Genius Writing, Casting, Direction
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Howard Stern - Katie Couric on the Stern Show, 5/28/2013 - Howard's Best Interview Yet
Stephen King's The Mist (Dimension Films, 2007)
Sun Studios - Live from Sun Studios, Great New Website (4/23/08)
Supersize Me (2004)
Tai Thai - LES, NYC, 9/12/07
Veronica Mars - The Complete First Season (Warner DVD)
Walk the Line (20th Century Fox, 2005)
Wawa: Great Coffee, Great Muzak, 11/07/04
Why Wawa, 12/31/05
Wawa in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, 7/30/06
Wesley Avenue Cottage, Southwest Harbor, Maine
World Cafe Live - Opening Night, 10/02/04
WXPN Studio Tour, 10/22/04
Zathura (Columbia TriStar, 2005)