I Started a Joke

KAFM Grand Junction, 9pm - 12am

by Julius C. Lacking Julius C. Lacking
Mimi Parker / Low Mimi Parker / Low

Mimi Parker, vocalist and drummer and half of the Minnesota band Low, passed away a couple of weeks ago while I was traveling. It’s a shocking loss and an abrupt end to a musical career that was still unfolding; the band’s last two albums, coming at the tail end of a discography that spans decades, showed a blossoming new direction for an act that was famed for their quiet and glacial approach. We open the show with Low’s rendition of a Bee Gees classic in tribute.

In this episode: 1920's Wurlitzer Carousel Organ, Adrian Belew, Alt-J, Apollo Sunshine, Bad Breeding, Bodega, Bomba Estereo, Bonaparte, Broken Bells, Cass McCombs, Delicate Steve, Eszter Balint, The Greyboy All Stars, Heather Nova, The Jesus Lizard, Joe Jackson, Juana Molina, Kim & Buran, Kramer, Low, The Make-Up, MASS OF THE FERMENTING DREGS, The Mattoid, Mento Buru, Metal Molly, No Age, Panda Riot, The Pastels, Perez Prado & His Orchestra, Seth Avett, Shen, Shibboleth, The Specials, Suzi Quatro, Switches, Tayfun Karatekin, Thou, Viagra Boys, Waldeck, Young Fresh Fellows, The Zulus

  Song Artist Notes
1 I Started a Joke Low Farewell, Mimi Parker
3 I Want Some The Make-Up Ooo. Aaa.
4 Turnip's Big Move The Greyboy All Stars A slinky move, no doubt
5 Move It Girl Mento Buru Throwback rocksteady
7 Good Morning Coffee Seth Avett If you can navigate through the chi
8 Low Beat Young Fresh Fellows Getting way way down
9 Look Sharp Joe Jackson It’s a survival skill
10 Karaoke Cass McCombs Singing along like you mean it
12 Never Again The Zulus All about your old tricks
13 The Wild One Suzi Quatro The original
14 I Was On The Moon Apollo Sunshine A giant leap
16 Saturdays Broken Bells It’s Manchester all over again
17 Night Owl Delicate Steve Up all night
18 Do Not Forsake Me Billy Bremner Shibboleth Hard to forget such a sound
19 a13 Adrian Belew Rolling at a breakneck pace
21 No Blade Of Grass Bodega Gritty city committee
22 Drama Queen Switches Very dramatic
23 Joyride Bad Breeding Implacable
24 ADD Viagra Boys Sorry, wasn’t listening
26 1000% Panda Riot Sweet fuxx
27 Blank Expression The Specials Looking quite confused
28 Monkey Trick The Jesus Lizard Heavy and live
31 Orange Metal Molly Fuzzed bass FTW
32 Here Comes Your Man Heather Nova Originally from Pixies
33 Cool Thou Waiting for that breakdown
35 Compact Flashes No Age Bring the drone
36 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White Perez Prado & His Orchestra Such a lewd trumpet
37 Memories Waldeck For a rainy midnight
38 As'i Es la Vida Tayfun Karatekin Exotic yet familiar
40 Joysfully The Mattoid It’s the way to live
41 Tiger Rag 1920's Wurlitzer Carousel Organ Hold that tiger!
42 My Horse Likes You Bonaparte And I like you too
43 Fuego Bomba Estereo Flames about this high
45 Second Avenue Eszter Balint Fractured memories
46 Un Día Juana Molina You can’t ignore the siren call
47 One Wild Moment (Stereolab Remix) The Pastels Bubbles and slides
49 Walk In The Stratosphere Kim & Buran Keeping it analog
50 Or Perhaps You Imagined It All Kramer But it was actually real
51 The North Star Shen Dark undercurrents
53 Left Hand Free (Johnson Somerset Remix) Alt-J Extending the digits