The Signal - 3/26/13 playlist (Idiomatic Desecrators/John Hollenbeck)

by Chris Kocher from The Signal at 11:42 PM on 3·26·2013

[From 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday]

The spring break edition of The Signal meant back-to-back great interviews tonight.

First up was local musician James Osterhout to discuss the new Idiomatic Desecrators album “Hit the Honky.” You can download the album free at – here are the tracks we could play within FCC rules.
“We Smoked the Crack”
“Stealin’ Money”
“A Speedy Fest”
“She’s My Dead Girlfriend” (see the video here:

Then jazz drummer John Hollenbeck – a Binghamton native and three-time Grammy nominee – stopped by to talk about his career with the Claudia Quintet and the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble as well as his new album of jazz-arranged pop tunes called “Songs I Like A Lot” (a collaboration with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band). The John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble performs April 5 at the Goodwill Theatre in Johnson City (

Here’s what we played:
“Wichita Lineman” (from “Songs I Like A Lot”)
“Bicycle Race” (from “Songs I Like A Lot”)
“Canvas” (from “Songs I Like A Lot”)
“Falling Man” (Grammy-nominated tune by John from “Shut Up And Dance” album and performed by Orchestre National de Jazz)
“Job” – Claudia Quintet
“Rainy Days/Peanut Vendor Mash-up” – Claudia Quintet
“Man of Constant Sorrow” (from “Songs I Like A Lot”)
Learn more about John at

Don’t have a guest or a plan for next Tuesday’s show. Maybe I’ll just play some of the cool new music I’ve heard lately. Tune in to see what I come up with.

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