Nine Hours on the Midnight Express

by Murdock from The Midnight Express at 4:40 AM on 7·17·2013

The great thing about triptans is that they keep me awake all night. Kinda sucks, but it’s kinda great, because that means more quality programming for the Triple Cities and all our listeners from the world at large!

Gary Wilson — Secret Girl
The Beach Boys — Heroes and Villains [from “Smile” 2011]

Callers — Life of Love
The Smiths — William It Was Really Nothing
George Harrison — Beware of Darkness

The Jean Jackets — One
Barenaked Ladies — This is Where It Ends
The Jean Jackets — Angel In The Snow
The Jean Jackets — Frontiers of Devotion
Elliott Smith — Pretty (Ugly Before)
The Beatles — A Day in the Life
Steven Page — All The Young Monogamists

Pete Ruttle — Set Sun, Set Sun
Nick Brainiac and the Hardships — The Unknown Dimension
Leonard Cohen — One of Us Cannot Be Wrong
Eric B. & Rakim — Eric B. is President

[REQUEST] Creedence Clearwater Revival — The Midnight Special
[REQUEST] Say Anything — I Want To Know Your Plans
[REQUEST] Goldfinger — Superman

Barenaked Ladies — War on Drugs
Billy Joel — Allentown
AFX — PWSteal.Ldpinch.D
AFX — Boxingday
AFX — I’m Self Employed

Elliott Smith — Ballad of Big Nothing
Mantraverse — Music
Nick Brainiac and the Hardships — The Master of Destiny
Nick Brainiac and the Hardships — Lightly Lately
Blur — Coffee and TV
John Lennon — I Know (I Know)
Joy Divison — Closer

David Bowie & John Lennon — Fame
Brian Wilson & George Gershwin — The Like in I Love You
Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash — Girl From The North Country

Flaming Lips — Race for the Prize
Joy Division — Love Will Tear Us Apart
Barenaked Ladies — Celebrity
Barenaked Ladies — War on Drugs

Richard Lainhart — Cities of Light

Steven Page — Manchild
The Beach Boys — I’ll Bet He’s Nice
George Jones — Why Baby Why
Neil Young — Only Love Can Break Your Heart
George Jones — I Won’t Need You Anymore
Barenaked Ladies — Conventioneers

Neil Young — Tell Me Why
George Jones — Someday My Day Will Come
George Jones — He Stopped Loving Her Today
Gram Parsons — Brass Buttons
Barenaked Ladies — Brian Wilson
Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris — Love Hurts
Grateful Dead — Box of Rain [from “American Beauty”, with “David Nelson“ on lead guitar, Dave Torbert on bass, Jerry Garcia on piano and Phil Lesh on acoustic guitar]*
Barenaked Ladies — Be My Yoko Ono
John Lennon — Julia**
Nick Brainiac and the Hardships — Suicidal Morning
Nick Brainiac and the Hardships — Stuck in Binghamton
Nick Brainiac and the Hardships — Lightly Lately

Gotye — Somebody That I Used To Know
Gotye — Somebody That I Used To Know [again]

6 AM!

Gotye — Somebody That I Used To Know [just kidding]
Paul Simon — Kodachrome
Grateful Dead — Ripple [“American Beauty”]
Del Shannon — Runaway
Paul Simon — Something So Right
Third Eye Blind — Palm Reader
Del Shannon — Hats Off To Larry
Del Shannon — From Me To You
Grateful Dead — Friend of the Devil
The Monkees — Daydream Believer
Dwight Yoakam — Heartaches By The Number
Dwight Yoakam — Buenos Noches From A Lonely Room
Dwight Yoakam — Close Up The Honky Tonks [video directed by “Fred Durst”]
Grateful Dead — Candyman
Dwight Yoakam — Guitars, Cadillacs
Dwight Yoakam — Hold On To God
George Harrison — Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
Dwight Yoakam — What I Don’t Know

7 AM – 8 AM: Circulatory System — Circulatory System (2001, full album)

Barenaked Ladies — Call and Answer
Bob Dylan — Like a Rolling Stone
Cream — Strange Brew
Rolling Stones — Gimmie Shelter
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus: Intro — The Dirty Mac
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus: The Dirty Mac — Yer Blues
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus: The Dirty Mac — Whole Lotta Yoko
Cream — Sunshine of Your Love
Velvet Underground — White Light/White Heat
Eric B. & Rakim — Eric B. is President
Velvet Underground — Lady Godiva’s Operation
Velvet Underground — Here She Comes Now
John Lennon — How Do You Sleep?

Moonmen on the Moon, Man — “Maan E.P.”****
Side 1 — Good Gun Time — Plains — Exploder — Cocoon
Side 2 — My Car — Oh Look, A Sweat Balloon Artist — Twist — Ascender

“Gary Wilson”: — I Wanna Lose Control
Gary Wilson — Groovy Girls Make Love At The Beach
Barenaked Ladies — Call and Answer (“This one’s for Skates”)
The Cars — Tonight She Comes

* In loving memory of Richard Lainhart, 1953—2011, my first cousin once—removed and the until-recently mostly-unknown genius who invented soundscapes and ambient music several years before Eno, and the man who helped him realize his musical ambitions, his father amd my great uncle William Lainhart, 1928—1979. May they both rest in peace. As a sidenote, and note that this is my personal opinion, one that does not reflect the views of WHRW’s management or other station members, Eno would go on to take inspiration from/rip off Richard’s audio/video masterpiece “Lux” with his own post-Lainhart “Lux”. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as they say. Speaking for myself and obnoxiously arrogantly and presumptively for my family, as it’s not like I polled them, count us flattered. It pleases me that Richard and his work are finally getting their due, though unfortunately I suppose it required his tragic young death to shock the world. ** I recently had the pleasure of meeting David Nelson. I had a great conversation with him and Michael Falzarano before the New Riders of the Purple Sage show at Cyber Cafe West earlier this month. David and I talked about the difficulties of playing guitar with small hands and the need to throw out what all the guitar teachers tell you and just rip it up, and he agreed with me that the Fender Precision Bass is way better than the J-Bass. After all, this is a fact. *** Yeah, that’s right. **** I saw these guys open for Gary Wilson at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn on 4/20/11. Best show I’ve ever been to in my life. And I can’t believe it but the whole “Yeah, I’m from Endicott” line worked. It so worked.

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