Friday, September 18, 2015

"We Can Doom It!" September 18, 2015

(Week 439)

This RADIOLA! contemplates feckless hubris and the romance of (self?) destruction.

RADIOLA! streams continuously from my Live365 station. Fatal overconfidence-cast here. Each RADIOLA! program is sent to subscribers on my mailing list (email here).

On this program I mention that I am writing for The American Rag, a monthly publication dedicated to ragtime and early jazz. (Subscribe here to read it--it's print-only.)

J. W. Myers - Come Take a Trip in My Airship (1904) - Columbia A320
Gene Kardos and his Orch (Chick Bullock v) - Ooooh Boom (1938) - orig ARC 8-05-01 (Healey)
Willard Robison (w/Ipana Troubadours) - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Essex Club Orch (Ray Miller) - Dreaming of a Castle In The Air (1926) - Vocalion A 15224
International Novelty Orch - Tango Fate (Valentino) (1926) - Victor 20454 B
Varsity Eight (Irving Kaufman v) - Glorianna (1928) - Cameo 9007
Kitty O'Connor - I'm Walkin' On Air (1927) - Columbia 1174 D
Ethel and Dorothea Ponce - I Faw Down and Go Boom (1929) - Columbia 1698 D
Elder J. H. Burch - Life and Death (1927) - Victor 21476 A
Harold Leonard and his Red Jackets - Fate (1922) - Gennett 5024 A
Varsity Eight - T.N.T. (1925) - orig Cameo 870 (Healey)
The Night Club Orch (Reser) (Tom Stacks v) - I'll Fly To Hawaii (1926) - Harmony 266 H
John Steel - While Others Are Building Castles in the Air (1919) - Victor 18635 B
Billy Murray - I Was Married Up in the Air (1922) - Victor 18991 B
The Melody Man (Joe Davis) - After My Laughter Came Tears (1928) - Harmony 597 H
Ted Shafer's Jelly Roll Jazz Band - Wabash Blues (1997) - Toe-Tapping Dixieland Jazz (Merry Makers  MMRC-CD-13)
The Hot Jazz Alliance - Clarinet Marmalade (2014) - Bandstand Diplomacy (HJA 2015)
The Synco Jazz Band - Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me) (1919) - Columbia A2783
Six Black Diamonds (Samuels) - Bang! (On Your Tambourine) (1923) - Banner 1206 B
WMCA Broadcasters (Charles Hart v) - When Day Is Done (1927) - Diva 2460 G
Coon-Sanders Orch (JLS v) - Ready For The River (1928) - Victor 21501 A
Paul Whiteman and his Orch (Rhythm Boys v) - There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears (1928) - Victor 21464 A
The Washingtonians - Move Over (1928) - Romeo 829
Chester Gaylord - My Troubles Are Over (1929) - Brunswick 4269
Gene Austin - I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling (1929) - Victor 22033 B
Libby Holman - I'm One Of God's Children Who Hasn't Got Wings (1931) - Moanin' Low (Take Two TT415CD)
Julia Sanderson-Frank Crumit - Would You Like to Take a Walk? (1932) - Victor 22630 A
Don Bestor and his Orch (Neil Buckley v) - The Last Round-Up (1933) - Victor 24391 A
Clyde McCoy and his Orch - Tear It Down (1933) - Melotone M 13409 B
Harry Wilson and his Orch (Jacques Renard) (Paul Small v) - Close Your Eyes (1933) - Edison Bell Winner W64 A
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (trio v) - Boom! (1939) - orig Decca 2449 (Healey)
Kitty O'Connor (The Girl Baritone) - Mister Aeroplane Man (1928) - Columbia 1140 D


Nick Dragos said...

Hope you are well and resume producing your superb programs soon, Andy - We miss you!

Curtis Sadowski said...

Andy recently posted on Facebook that he's having computer issues. His recording software won't function on Windows 10 (which he just migrated to). I imagine he'll have to sort that out by buying a machine running an OS that will work with that.

Andy said...

The computer problems have been taken care of, fortunately without the expense of buying another piece of high-tech junk. I found an older version of Audacity that works with Windows 10. The larger and more significant issue is that at the moment I don't feel able to approach this delightful music with the levity and love it requires.

Is there such a thing as Broadcaster's Block? I had attempted a playlist for today (Oct 16) but the sarcasm and bitterness with which I approached the topic showed every sign of leaving a bad taste. This is fun music, but I'm not much fun these days.

I won't go through the litany of what's getting me down, but it's not health related. Once I find the lighter side to all this I'll plug in the microphone again.

Anonymous said...

This is the reason that I wouldn't have 10. Too many people I know are having too many problems with the damn thing!

Andy said...

I've made my peace with Windows 10. I still haven't made peace with myself. Maybe next week.