In response to a remix call-out on WFMU's Beware of the Blog, I submitted my version of Elizabeth Alexander's ill-advised reading of her poem Praise Song for the Day. There are so many cool versions of this poem there - my favorites are Fatty Jubbo's manic reading where he channel's Elizabeth Claire Prophet, the one by Jonathan Wall's where he simply alphabetizes every word in the poem and People Like Us' language removal version. Mine was more or less a piss-take where I turned it into an avant-garde inside joke (with apology to Alvin Lucier).
Todays show began with "Scetches of China" from The J.A. related album Baron Von Tollbooth and the Chrome Nun. Following "China" is three cuts from Grateful Dead live from the Euphoria Ballroom in San Francisco 7-14-70 acoustic. "Dire Wolf" preceded by some hilarious stage banter, "Dark Hollow", then "How Long Blues". We then began again with Berkeley Greek 7-15-84 sbd. As you remember, we started 7-15-84 set one on 12-27-08. Plagued with digital disturbances, we decided to start the set over again on today's show. We got as far as "China Cat > I Know You Rider" in the second set.