The Monday Sampler

The Crazy Fun of Late Night Radio comes to Monday afternoons! A lively mix of Jazz, Swing, Classic Rock, Space Age Lounge Music, Modern Folk, Blues, and more from both CD and Vinyl! Local  and Touring Bands often drop by the studio to play live.  Special Guestsalso stop by, or call in,  to talk about Upcoming Performances, Happening Events, Movies, DVDs, Comic Books, CD Releases, Cartoons, and other High Trash, Art & Culture! Hosted second through fourth or fifth Mondays by that Over 40 Teenage Werewolf, Fortunato, assisted by Audio Pilots Captain Jon, Just Jess, and Dev L, The All-Hearing Ear.

First Mondays is the Singer Songwriter showcase on the Monday Sampler, hosted by Ed Mellnik .


Coming Soon

Crackety Joins Ed in with his picks of the Month. Bob Dylan Complete Basement Tapes in 2nd hour.

Episode Archive

The Monday Sampler on 10/15/12

The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 10/15/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
The late night radio show that comes on in the afternoon. Hosted by Fortunato.

For today's Memebership Drive show, Fortunato welcomes singer/songwriter, Jeremiah Birnbaum, who is visiting the northwest from his home back in New York. He'll squeeze into the air room with his guitar and maybe dig through our music library. And,  Sean Howe, author of  Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, will talk to us by phone about his 80 year history of Marvel Comics and his appearance tonight at Powell's on Hawthorne. All this, and the usual shenanigans and goings on.

The Monday Sampler on 10/01/12

The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 10/01/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
The late night radio show that comes on in the afternoon.

 Erica Melton from Opera Theater Oregon, will visit with host Fortunato to talk about their presentation of "The Old Maid and the Thief", a one act, radio opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. The first of seven performances will be at The Mission Theater this Friday, October 5th.We'll also talk by phone to one of our past guests, singer/songwriter  Margomay, who is living in Kansas City, and will listen to some of her new recordings.  Also, our usual hijinks.

The Monday Sampler on 09/17/12

The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 09/17/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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The music show that stops to have a conversation,the talk show that stops talking to listen to music

A big show in store for today with live performances by Sam Cooper, and, making their second appearance in our studios this year, Shook Twins. Also, a phone interview with voice actor Phil Proctor, one of the original members of The Firesign Theater.

The Monday Sampler on 09/03/12

The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 09/03/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Monday Sampler
Every one is taking Labor Day off except Fortunato, who is sitting in the studio spinning discs. Peggy Lee, Cab Calloway, Jackie Wilson, John Coltraine, and Bobby Darin are among those featured. As well as, local artists Robin Jackson, and Laural Brauns.

The Monday Sampler on 08/20/12

The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 08/20/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
live music and other guests

In our first hour, Robin Jackson, a member of Vagabond Opera, will perform with some friends. And, "one man band" Tony Smiley will set up in the studio for our second hour. Sick Boy and Miss Davidson return to tell us what happened during their current participation in the 48 Hour Film Project. We'll also run down the up coming special screenings at The Hollywood Theater with Dan Halsted..And singer/songwriter Lakin, who is touring through the NW, will co host with Fortunato, presenting some of her songs and anything else she can find in our music library.

The Monday Sampler on 08/06/12

The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 08/06/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Special guests visit The Sampler

This afternoon we welcome back to the Sampler, Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, who have returned from this year's Comic Con, where they were promoting their book Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age  of Invention. They are also participating in this year's Trek in  the Park, which will be happening every Saturday & Sunday throughout August, under the St John's bridge in Cathedral Park at 5pm. < >This year Atomic Arts is presenting "Journey to Babel", one of the original Star Trek series' great episodes, in which, Paul and Anina will be portraying Spock's parents!

The Monday Sampler on 07/30/12

The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 07/30/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
The Music Show that stops to talk, and it's a Talk Show take takes time to play music.

The Monday Sampler on 07/23/12

The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 07/23/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
live music and guests

Performing in the studio today will be Kat Jones and her band. We'll also be talking with Hamilton Loomis about his upcoming DVD release, and DK Holm will review the new Batman movie. tune in for these and more surprises.

The Monday Sampler on 06/11/12

The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 06/11/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
live music and other guests

Things are still a little up in the air with today's show. But, there is a very strong possibility that local band Shores of Astor will be coming by the studio to perform for us. And, rumor has it, that a really fun hokum band visiting from The Bay Area, the Sour Mash Hug Band, who will be performing with Saloon Ensemble on Tuesday night at The White Eagle, will come by as well to either perform or help cohost the show. So join Fortunato, Captain Jon, and The All Hearing Ear  as we try once again to systematize chaos.

The Monday Sampler on 05/28/12

The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 05/28/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
live music and other guests

Joining us in the studio today will be Jaime Leopold and the Short Stories, who will perform some selections from their new album. Also, Kyle Morris, of Holy Children, will perform with his acoustic band Whorehound. And, joining Fortunato in the air room will be Kat Jones and Gale Skidmore who will tell us about their performance in town later this evening. And, there's more! Nick Hilden, from Objects in Space, who has a new CD out, also plans to stop by and spend a few minutes with us. It's a holiday, and the unofficial start of Summer! So, tune in!


Hopeless Jack & the Handsome Devils perform with Holy Children on the Monday Sampler

The Monday Sampler
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Wed, 03/09/2011

Fortunato and The Monday Sampler welcome two of Portland's rockingest new bands Hopeless Jack and the Handsome Devils and Holy Children tp play live for our listeners.

Interview with Pokey Lafarge

The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 08/09/2010

Last June, Pokey Lafarge and the South City 3 performed live in our studios on the first day of Summer. Since then they have continued touring the country and ended up appearing on stage at this year's Newport Folk Festival. (Their performance can be heard at the NPR music website) From Newport they flew to England for a tour of the United Kingdom and a stopover in Denmark to perform at the Tonder Festival.

But before they took off, Fortunato was able to get Pokey on the telephone for a quick interview. Asking about the folk festival, his love for early 20th century jazz, blues and country music, and how he got interested in performing.

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Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three perform LIVE on the Monday Sampler

The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 06/21/2010

Last June 21st  Pokey La Farge and the South City Three came to the studio and played for our listeners. After this Pokey and the lads went on to play at the Newport Folk Festival and to Denmark to perform at the Tonner Festival. And just this week their album Riverboat Soul has been nomminated for two Independent Music Awards! For Best Americana Album and Best Americana Song, 'Claude Jones' written by Pokey La Farge & Adam Hoskins. They are scheduled to appear at this year's Pickathon, but you can hear them now.


The Monday Sampler playlist for 11/24/2014

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The Monday Sampler
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Horace SilverSenor Blues
LakinSecond Street
The Clubfoot OrchestraSuerte De Le Noche
Butterfly BreakdownThe Left Column
Laurel BraunKaleidoscope Eyes
Captain Beefheart And His Magic BandWhen I see Mommy I Feel Like A Mummy
Today we had some extremely talented and exciting musicians play music for us: Conii and Mario, with incredible and gorgeous Latin sounds. Butterfly Breakdown played very soulful beautiful tunes. Thomas Mudrick just about melted our faces off with there unique psychedelic jams.

The Monday Sampler playlist for 11/03/2014

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The Monday Sampler
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FruitionPortland BoundJust One of Them NightsFruition
Rachel HarringtonYou'll DoCelilo FallsSkinnyDennis Records
The Stray BirdsBest MedicineBest MedicineYepRoc Records
First Aid KitStay GoldStay Gold
MirahChanging LightGold Rush
Travis MagraneMystery ShipThis Too Will Pass
Alela DianeCorlorado BlueAbout Farewell
Shook TwinsWhat We DoCrisperCurly Pinky Records
Peter MulveyWings of the RagmanNotes from ElsewhereBlack Walnut Records
Anna TivelLive in the StudioBefore Machines
Shook TwinsEye to the PollsWIndowShook Twins
Peter SeegerWhat did you Learn in School Today?We Shall OvercomeColumbia
Loudon WainrightWhat GivesSocial Studies
Spark & WhisperWe Autumn LeavesGhost TownsSpark & Whisper
David FranceyAmerican BluesSo Say We ALlLaker Music
Melissa CrabtreeCat Fishin'Off the Beaten PathMelissa Crabtree
Anne WeissLair's DayConcrete World and the Lover's DreamPotter Street Records
Misty RiverDesert WIndLive at the backgate stageMisty River
John McCutchenImmagrant22 days
Patty LarkenRed+LuckRed=LuckVangaurd
Local Singer-Songwriter Anna Tivel joined Ed Mellnik in the studio today.

The Monday Sampler playlist for 09/22/2014

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The Monday Sampler
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I Take A Lot of Pride in What I Am -- Bryan & The Haggards (Eugene Chadbourne) from the album MERLES JUST WANNA HAVE FUN
(that was just sort of inspired by the Noontime Jamboree) 

1. EQUINOX - John Coltrane (McCoy Tyner-piano, Elvin Jones-drums & Steve Davis-bass)
2. ORNITHOLOGY - Charlie Parker (Fats Navarro-tp, Bud Powell-p, Curley Russell-b, and Art Blakey-d)- at Birdland, 1950

LIVE in Studio One-- THE SHIVAS
LIVE in Studio One-- CHELSEA (aka Voe Viona?)

ROBOT - The Plastics
BIMBO - Yello

LIVE in Studio One-- AMANDA RICHARDS does a few more songs
insanely short interview with GILAD ATZMON (like Amy Goodman- "So, Gilad, i realize you just came off a train and were whisked straight over here to KBOO--can you tell us what youre here speaking about regarding what you call "the cognitive divide" between the US, Israel and Palestine? You have 30 seconds.."..."umm, well there is essentially cognitive elitism dividing-" "Sorry,we're gonna have to leave it there. Good night folks!") 
Berlin - Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble (from the CD Songs of The Metropolis) 

sorry, Don...more bebop next time

The Monday Sampler playlist for 08/04/2014

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The Monday Sampler
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Nickel CreekThe Hand SongNickel CreekSugar Hill
Nickel CreekWhen in RomeWhy Should the Fire Die?Sugar Hill
Nickel CreekI should have dreamed betterThis SideSugar Hill
Nickel CreekPastures NewNickel CreekSugar Hill
Nickel CreekDestinationA Dotted LineSugar Hill
WildishProphetBow to the WIndWIldish
The Low PairDo You Leave the Lilght On36 CentsTeam Love Records
Benjamin VerdoesUnknown FearsThe Evil EyeBrick Lane Records
Tori AmosWinterlittle EarthquakesAtlantic
Tori AmosHappy Phantomslittle earthquakesAtlantic
Eric ClaptonHey HeyEric Clapton UnpluggedReprise
Joan BaezWelcome MeRing Them BellsGuardian Records
Zoe MulfordOpen WaterBonfiresAzalea City
Paul KwitekSchwinn TyphoonRoundaboutPaul Kwitek
Anne WeissMountainWhere Folk Gets the BluesPotter Street Records
Shook TwinsCrisperWhat We DoCurly Pinky Records
Corinne WestThe River's FoolThe PromiseMake Records
Tim GrimmKing of the FolksingersThe Turning PointCavalier Records
Adler & HearneHollerin' the HillsLive at Eddies AtticSpring Hollow Records
David GreyReal LoveA New Day at MidnightRCA
HannaleeRun So FastMorchella
Peter Paul & MaryEl SalvadoreNo Easy Walk to FreedomGold Castle Records
John Malcolm PennAgua MansaDriftin' RiverBlue Night Records
Ed Mellnik hosts the Singer-Songwrtier edition of the Monday Sampler which airs the first Monday of every month.

The Monday Sampler playlist for 07/07/2014

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The Monday Sampler
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Larry DiehlMetal and StoneClose to the SoulSunflower Music
Caroline AikenSpeed and SteelAre we there yet, Mama?Caroline Aiken
Walin JenniesSaucy Sailor40 DaysRed House Records
Gillian WelchTennesseeThe Harrow & The HarvestAcony
Shook TwinsWhat we DoWhat We Do
The Student LoanCulture SHockMoonlit ToastersJamface Productions
The Student LoanPennicillinMoonlit ToastersJamface Productions
Cal ScottCarved Wood BoxCarved Wood BoxTamarack Recordings
Joanne RandShady GroveSnake Oil & HummingbirdsHomefire Productions
Joni MitchellA Case of YouMiles of IslesAsylum
Tim O'Brien & Darrell ScottWhite Frieghtliner BluesLive performance Recording
Lisa HaagenIn My BonesWith HoneyLisaHaagen
Harpeth RisingHouse of the Rising SunTales from Jackson BridgeGrimm Rising
Otter CreekThe Times are a ChangingShiver Into SparkOtter Creek
Author DavenportReality BendsReality BendsDee Dubelyew Music
Natasha BorzilovaGhostBalancing ActHadley Music Group
Peter MulveyShirtNotes From ElsewhereBlack Walnut Records
RunaThe Banks Are Made of MarbleCurrent AffairsRuna
Flying CanoeThe LongingFlying CanoeNeil Bjorklund
Crosby Stills Nash and YoungDeJa VuDeja VuAtlantic Recording Corporation
The Singer Songwriter edition with Host Ed Mellnik

The Monday Sampler playlist for 06/02/2014

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The Monday Sampler
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Joni MitchellFree Man In ParisCourt and SparkElectra/Asylum
Peter MulveyEverybody KnowsThe Good StuffSignature Sounds
Paul SachsSurvival is the new SuccessSurvival is the New Success
Suzanne VegaI never Wear WhiteTales from the Realm of Queen of Pentacles
Hurray for the Riff RaffThe New SF Bay Blues
Diane CluckDraw Me OutBoneset
Indigo GirlsDown By the River1200 CurfewsEpic
Joan BaezDont Think TwiceRing Them BellsGuardian
Abe LoomisPancakesThe Early TreasuriesAbe Loomis
Still on the HillLost BridgeOnce a River
Tracy GrammerTanglewood TreeTanglewood Tree
Tracy GrammerCrocodile ManTangwood Tree
John FlynnSonger SingwriterPoor Man's DiamondsFlying Stone Music
Crosby Stills NashDear Mr. FantasyCSN 4Atlantic
Caroline AikenDay be DayUnshaken
Tattletale SaintsComplicated ManHow Red Is the bloodOld Oak Music
Scott and Michelle DalzielAnother RollercoasterAnother RollerCoasterDL Arts
Host Ed Mellnik for the SInger/Songwriter edition of the Monday Sampler

The Monday Sampler playlist for 05/05/2014

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The Monday Sampler
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Sarah JaroszOver the EdgeOver the EdgeSugar Hill Records
Brother SunLady of the HarborBrother SunBother sun music
Lynn HollyfieldIn the BalanceIn the BalanceLynn HollyField
Shook TwinsToll FreeWhat we DoCurlypinky Records
Cal ScottDig Down DeepCarved Wood BoxTamarack Recordings
David FranceyHarmSo Say We AllLaker Music
Tracy GrammerLaughlin BoyFlower of AvalonSignature Sounds Recordings
Tim GrimmKing of the FolksingersThe Turning PointCavalier Records
Spark & WhisperYesterday & TomorrowSpark & WhisperSpark & Whisper
Kate MacLeodButch CassidyKate Macleod at Ken Sanders Rare BooksKate MacLeod
Tom MerelloEase My Revolutionsary MindWoody Guthrie at 100legacy Recordings
Joe CrookstonGeorgia I'm HereGeorgia I'm HereMilagrito Records
Host Ed Mellnik had Crackity Corner with Crackity Jones giving his picks for the month.
And Kate MacLeod live in the Studio.

The Monday Sampler playlist for 04/07/2014

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The Monday Sampler
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Joni MitchellWoodstockMiles of AislesAsylum
Joni MitchellCactus TreeMiles of AislesAsylum
Misner & SmithSeven Hour StormSeven Hour StormOn the Wall Music
West My FriendMissing YouWhen the Ink DriesGrammar Fight Records
Twin ForksPlansTwin ForksDine Alone Musci
John McCutchenTonight22 DaysAppalseed Productions
Cal ScottCarved Wood BoxCarved Wood BoxTamarack Recordings
Shook TwinsWhat we doWhat we DoCurly Pinky Records
Shook TwinsCrisperWhat We DoCurly Pinky Records
Greg KlymaGood WOrkPianomandonationGreg Klyma
Arthur DavenportJewelsWhispering to the WindGood Read Music
Caroline AikenLove ain't Going NowhereButler FieldSilverwolf Records
Lauren SheehanDirty Rat SwingRose City RambleLauren SHeehan
Joanne RandEinsteinStill a Real WorldHomefire Productions

The Monday Sampler playlist for 03/03/2014

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The Monday Sampler
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Richard ShindellFenarioVuelta
Jim Patton and Sherry BrokusI'm All Right NowThe Great Unknown
Tim O'Brian & Darrell ScottMaggie's FarmLive in Portland
Bob DylanAll I Really Want to DoGreatest Hits Vol. II
Lindsey BuckinghamI am WaitingUnder the Sun
Steep RavinePonderosaTrampin' On
Neil BjorklundDont Call Me NowLight and Darkness
Mare Wakefield & NomadRat tle SnakePoet on the Moon
Mare Wakefield & NamadClementinePoet on the Moon
Spark and WhisperBurger for a buckGhost Towns
Jen HajjI of the StormI of the Storm
THe AmigosHey JoeDinner in the Sky
Dave McGraw and Mindy FeSerotinySeed of a Pine
David FranceyBorderlandsLate Edition
Otter CreekWhisper into SparkWhisper into Spark
Mike HigginsChump Man BluesPick a Peck of Pedmont Pickers
Tracy GrammerIt's Hard to make itFlower of Avalon
Shook TwinsWild FireYou Can Have the Rest
Host Ed Mellnik does the Singer Songwriter edition of the Monday Sampler

The Monday Sampler playlist for 12/02/2013

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The Monday Sampler
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David FranceySatillieteSo Say We All
Brooks RobertsonAcross the GlobeInto the Trees
Emerald RaeGo Dig My GraveIf I Could Only Fly
Tim Obrian and Darrell ScottWhite Freighliner BluesLive recording 2013
Gillian WelchTennesseeThe Harrow & The Harvest
Peter MulveyThe Trouble with PoetsNotes From Elsewhere
Anne WeissPerpetual Bluwes MachineWhere Folk gets the Blues
Heather PiersonNothing LeftTh Hard Work of Living
Indigo GirlsDown by the River1200 Curfews
David BrombergNobody's Fault but MineOnly Slightly Mad
David BrombergMonroe's HornpipeOnly Slightly Mad
Shook TwinsLong TimeWindow
Spark and WhisperBurger for a buckGhost Towns
Joan BaezChristmas in WashingtonDark Chords for a big Guitar
Melissa CrabtreeCat FishinOff the Beaten Path
Host Ed Mellnik for the Singer Songwriter Edition
IN Studio with A Mile to Go
and phone interveiw with David Bromberg



what a WONDERFUL two hours of music. Eclectic and fun! do it again...and again...and again!


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