Musical Monday On The Couch

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, April 12, 2010

This sad news greeted me yesterday...Dixie Carter, famous for playing wisecracking Southerner Julia Sugarbaker for seven years on "Designing Women," passed away at age 70. No cause of death has been reported.

One Night Only – Barbra Streisand And Quartet At The Village Vanguard –September 26, 2009 will be released on DVD and DVD/CD Combo Pack as well as Blu-Ray Disc by Columbia Records on May 4.

One Night Only covers the entire experience of Ms. Streisand’s first cabaret performance in 48 years.

The DVD immerses the home viewer in a tiny West Village nightclub, privy to the best sight lines and sound imaginable, to share an exclusive and intimate evening that prompted the New York Times to marvel, "...Ms. Streisand was booked for one night at the Vanguard — legal capacity 123, absurdly small for an artist who has sold over 71 million albums in the United States alone.... But outnumbering the boldface names were two busloads of ticket-lottery winners, ordinary fans from around the world. Some said they had never been able to afford a Streisand ticket before, but on this night they rubbed elbows with Oscar winners, The Secretary Of State and a former president...."

Carrie Rodriguez' new studio album, Love & Circumstance will be released in the US & Canada on Tuesday, via Ninth Street Opus Music. Produced by Lee Townsend (Bill Frisell, Loudon Wainwright III) and featuring her world-class touring band augmented by guest appearances from Buddy Miller, Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, and Aiofe O’Donovan.

A collection of others songs that she makes hers. Songwriters covered include: John Hiatt (& the rest of his Little Village era crew, Nick Lowe, Ry Cooder, & Jim Keltner), Buddy & Julie Miller, David Rodriguez (her father), M. Ward, Lucinda Williams, Richard Thompson, Sandrine, Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings, Bonnie Owens & Merle Haggard, Townes Van Zandt, and Hank Williams.

We are arranging to get Ms. Rodriguez to sit on The Couch with us very soon and will be reviewing this new CD next Monday.

MONDAY, April 12, 2010
10pm Eastern; 9pm Central; 8pm Mountain; 7pm Pacific

This week:

The Toronto-born Clopet started his musical career playing gigs in New York. A summer at Berklee College in Boston convinced him that music was the only thing he ever wanted to do with his life, but not before having a Plan B.

He enrolled at the University of Miami and despite making the dean’s list at one of America’s best private universities, Tristan took a big leap of faith and made music his full time gig. "Why put my life on hold? Why do anything else if this is what I love to do and I think I can make a living at it too?"

Tristan will be sitting on The Couch with me and discussing PURPLE, his second EP, released in early January, a recent nine-city tour, and the continuation of his popular “Living Room Sessions” series, where each week Tristan records a cover of his favorite songs and posts it on his web site, YouTube and MySpace.

I will take your calls at 1.347.633.9400.

The live interactive chat room opens 20 minutes before show time. Follow this link HERE and click on the Chat Now icon.

Remember, unless you take the two minutes to register, you will not be able to participate in the chat room or send me questions to ask Tristan, but you will still hear the show.

So tune in on Monday evening or, you can always listen anytime after the show ends from the player HERE or the one above and you can download to your iTunes, from my iTunes page HERE.

8 Of Your Sparks

  1. Jay Says:
  2. Oh I think having Carrie Rodriguez on the couch is a great idea. My couch. LOL ;-)

  3. ...I can't believe you've got Barbra Steisand, Little Village and Merle Haggard on the same post! them all!...

  4. Mimi Lenox Says:
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  6. Mimi Lenox Says:
  7. My comment disappeared. I said..

    Laughing at Jay.
    Streisand is my heroine.
    So sad about Dixie Carter.
    Have a great show tonight!

  8. Unknown Says:
  9. I love Carrie Rodriguez. Been a fan of her since her days with Chip Taylor. Wonderful artist.

  10. Dana Says:
  11. Good luck with the show tonight Vinny!

  12. Lu' Says:
  13. I was sad when I read about Dixie Carter's passing. Our news paper said it was Cancer :(

  14. Travis Cody Says:
  15. It's a shame about Dixie Carter.

    I need to catch up on the archived shows...I missed a couple of weeks in a row with the NCAA championship and then vacation this week.


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