Cat Stevens

  • Thu
    May 29
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jun 01
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

musical commencement advice from our best minds from 40 years ago

by now everyone's heard jim carrey's cozmically funny and wise commencement advice to mum last week. as i browsed through music to play from 40 years ago, i realized a lot of music from 1974 was also intended as good advice to the (then) youth of the world. so, along with excerpts from jim carrey, i'll be playing some of the following advice (find these quotes as you listen along) (here are all the songs):

jim carrey"you can spend your whole life imagining ghosts, worrying about the pathways to the future..." - jim carrey

"you're only dancing on this earth for a short while, and though your dreams may toss and turn you now, they will vanish away like your dad's best jeans..." - cat stevens

"genuflect, show respect, don't forget..." - stealer's wheel

"listen to the lion" - van morrison

"look here brother, who you jivin' with that cosmic debris. don't you waste your time on me." - frank zappa

"you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows..." - bob dylan, harry nilsson, john lennon

"love is a rose but you better not pick it; it only grows when it's on the vine." - neil young

"when the demon is at your door, in the morning it won't be there no more. any major dude will tell you." - steely dan

"whatever gets you to the light, is alright, it's alright." - john lennonjoni mitchell

"you know two heads are better than one." - joni mitchell

"to appreciate we deactivate. he knows who goes within himself..." - donovan

"when you were young and your heart was an open book you used to say live and let live..." - paul mccartney

"new music, sweet music, can lighten us, can brighten the world, can save us." - cat stevens

"back when i was young my hope was strong but in time blew it all to hell. if i thought i knew what was good for you, i'd have gone and done it for myself." - todd rundgren 

  • Thu
    Jul 25
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jul 28
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

love songs from 1973

ya know what? 1973 was a great year for maria muldaurlove songs.

this week you'll hear the up-tempo, live, somewhat rocking version of joni mitchell's "you turn me on, i'm a radio," and maria muldaur's [pictured] ultra sensuous "don't you feel my leg."

both simon and garfunkel sang classic love songs, as did john, paul, george, and ringo (all individually).

other great love song singers 40 years ago: stevie wonder, the whobob dylanharry nilssoncat stevens, and van morrison.

here are the songs.

  • Thu
    Jan 24
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jan 27
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

the best year of music of all time

cat stevensthe discussion has gone on long enough: what was the best year of music in the last 50 years? this week (after lots of random votes, and plenty of discussion and arguments with other musicians and djs) i reveal the best musical year of all time. no spoiler here; you'll have to listen to find out.

it was the year that cat stevens [above] released his two best albums, the beatles released 5 albums, van morrison joni mitchellreleased his two best albums, joni mitchell [right], the band, chicago, canned heat, and the grateful dead all released their best music. this year also saw the birth of black sabbath, the under-appreciated crow, and emmit rhodes; and great songs by the temptations and carlos santana.

even after brutally editing the best songs down to 1 hour i can't get thru them all; so this will be part 1 of the best of the best. listen next week for the rest.

go here for my list of an amazing 81 songs i'll share in 1 hour.

  • Thu
    Mar 10
    12:00 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Mar 13
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Cat Stevens

Everyone has their favorite Cat Stevens song. And I'll probably play most of those too. But I wanted to spend an hour exploring his 44-year music career, and be sure to share some songs that you most likely have not heard.

Here's Cat in 1967, when he was cat stevensin the process of becoming a pop star. After two successful albums and sold out concert tours, Cat got sick (tuberculosis), spending months in the hospital, near death, and going inward, finally emerging with enough material for the two brilliant albums, "Mona Bone Jakon" and "Tea for the Tillerman." His place in music history would be solid if he never recorded another note, but of course he did--throughout the 70s and 80s, and, after a brief hiatus, in the 00s, under his Muslim name Yusuf.

Here's the playlist: http://kruufm.com/node/10011