Down the Rabbit Hole with The Murderess on April 30th!

April’s Last Tuesday Treat will be a Down the Rabbit Hole special, airing at 5:05 PM on Tuesday, April 30th.  Mike P. from Windsor, CT, suggested Kim Fox’s “The Murderess” from the Witchblade sound track as a starting point, and we’ll six-degrees of separation a setlist from there through related artists, album cover designers, producers, and recording locations.

April’s Last Tuesday Treat: Down the Rabbit Hole

April’s Last Tuesday Treat will be a Down the Rabbit Hole special.  We’ll start with a song suggested by a listener and build a set list of songs , each having a connection to the previous track.

What is a favorite song of your which is fairly obscure?  Use the form below to share your suggestion!

Volume 03 Episode 43 – A Manic Mechanic

Air Date: 2019-04-02

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Tom Waits “I Can’t Wait To Get Off Work (And See My Baby On Montgomery Avenue)” from Small Change [2018 Remaster] 2018 – Originally released in 1976.

Jessica Pratt “As The World Turns” from Quiet Signs 2019

Deerhunter “Element” from Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? 2019

Mighty Purple “Power Song” from Bohica 1994

David Bowie “Time Will Crawl (2018 Version)” from Loving the Alien (1983–1988) 2018

King Tuff “Raindrop Blue” from The Other 2018

Modest Mouse “Poison the Well” from Poison the Well 2019

Guided By Voices “Holy Rhythm” from Zeppelin Over China 2019

The Passions “I’m In Love With A German Film Star” from I’m In Love With A German Film Star 1981

Jarboe “This Is Life, Meridiem” from The Men Album 2005

Ibibio Sound Machine “She Work Very Hard” from Doko Mien 2019

LTF “Kalypso” from Jazzvolution Chapter Two 2019

Mouse on Mars “Tear To My Eye” from Dimensional People 2018

The Rebels of Tijuana “Strange effect” from Asile 2018

Volume 03 Episode 42 – Hugh Masekela

Air Date: 2019-03-26

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Artist Song Release Released Song note
The Jazz Epistles Twelve Times Twelve The Rough Guide To South African Jazz 2000 Originally released in 1959 on “Jazz in Africa Vol. 2”. John Mehegan and Chris Joseph p; Hugh Masekela tp; Kippie Moeketsi as; Jonas Gwangwa tb; Claude Shange b; Gene Lattimore d
Hugh Masekela Groove Me Hugh Masekela’s Latest 1967
Betty Davis Live, Love, Learn Columbia Years 1968-1969 2016 Originally released in 1968 as a single under her maiden name “Betty Mabry”.
Hugh Masekela Sala Le Mane Reconstruction 1970
Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa Caution! Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa 1971
Hugh Masekela Unhome Home Is Where The Music Is 1972
Masekela Rekpete Masekela Introducing Hedzoleh Soundz 1973
Masekela In The Market Place I Am Not Afraid 1974
Herb Alpert / Hugh Masekela Skokiaan Herb Alpert / Hugh Masekela 1978
Hugh Masekela Run No More (A Vuo Mo) Waiting For The Rain 1985
Hugh Masekela Beatin’ Aroun De Bush Beatin’ Aroun De Bush 1992

Volume 03 Episode 41 – A Powder to Erase This

Air Date: 2019-03-19

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Artist Song Release Released Song note
The National Graceless Trouble Will Find Me 2013
Cornershop Born Disco, Died Heavy Metal Hold On It’s Easy 2015
Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel The Changing Room I Can Spin A Rainbow 2017
Khruangbin Dern Kala The Universe Smiles Upon You 2015
New York Dolls Human Being Too Much Too Soon 1974
Du Blonde Angel Lung Bread For Daddy 2019
The Gaslight Anthem Great Expectations The ’59 Sound 2008
Guns N’ Roses Don’t Cry (Alt. Lyrics) Use Your Illusion II 1991
Seal Both Sides Now Joni 75 / A Birthday Celebration 2019
Townes Van Zandt Pancho & Lefty Sky Blue 2019
Steve Earle & the Dukes The Ballad of Laverne and Captain Flint Guy 2019
Neil Young Guitar Solo, No. 5 Dead Man 2019 Originally released in 1996

Volume 03 Episode 40 – Kill Another Hour, Lose Another Hand

Original air date: 2019-03-05

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Artist Song Release Date Song note
Du Blonde Buddy Lung Bread For Daddy 2019
Broken Social Scene 1972 Let’s Try The After Vol. 1 2019
Crispian St. Peters The Pied Piper British Invasion 2017 Previously released as a single in 1966, originally recorded by The Changin’ Times.
Southern Culture on the Skids My Neighbor Burns Trash The Kudzu Ranch 2010
Richard Thompson Her Love Was Meant For Me 13 Rivers 2018
Fuzzy Grass Healed By The Fire 1971 2018
Wax Fang Lights Out Black & Endless Night 2008
Umphrey’s McGee National Loser Anthem Zonkey 2016 Incoporates Radiohead’s “National Anthem”, Beck’s “Loser”, and Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight.”
Radiohead Bishop’s Robes The Bends [2009 Delxue Reissue] 2009 Originally released in 1996 on the single “Street Spirit (Fade Out)”.
The Claypool Lennon Delirium Blood and Rockets South of Reality 2019
Kotebel Oneness Cosmology 2017

Last Tuesday Treat: Who should be featured for a March “Very Merry Unbirthday”?

2019 is WESU Middletown’s 80th anniversary, so for March, let’s wish a Very Merry Unbirthday to a musician who was born the same year as WESU, 1939!

Which of the following musicians should have their work featured on the March 26th show of Wonderland?

Who should be honored for a March "Very Merry Unbirthday"?

  • Hugh Maskela (67%, 4 Votes)
  • Ginger Baker (33%, 2 Votes)
  • Grace Slick (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 6

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Volume 03 Episode 39 – A Very Merry Unbirthday, Michael Nesmith!

Original Airdate: 2019-02-26

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Artist Song Release Date Song note
Michael Blessing What Seems To Be The Trouble Officer The Monkees [2014 Rhino Handmade Deluxe Edition] 2014 Originally released as a single in 1966.
The Monkees Papa Gene’s Blues (Stereo Remix) The Monkees [2014 Rhino Handmade Deluxe Edition] 2014 Originally released in 1966.
The Monkees The Kind Of Girl I Could Love (Stereo Mix) More Of The Monkees [2017 Rhino Handmade Super Deluxe Edition] 2017 Originally released in 1967.
The Monkees You Just May Be The One Headquarters [2007 Deluxe Edition] 2007 Originally released in 1967.
The Monkees Tapioca Tundra The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees 1968
The Monkees Circle Sky (1969 “New” Mono Mix) The Monkees Present [2013 Rhino Handmade Deluxe Edition] 2013 Originally released in 1968 on “Head”.
The Monkees While I Cry Instant Replay 1969
Michael Nesmith & The First National Band Calico Girlfriend Magnetic South 1970
Michael Nesmith & The First National Band Silver Moon Loose Salute 1970
Michael Nesmith & The First National Band Grand Ennui Nevada Fighter 1971
Michael Nesmith And The Second National Band Mama Rocker Tantamount To Treason Volume One 1972
Michael Nesmith Different Drum And the Hits Just Keep on Comin’ 1972
Michael Nesmith Some of Shelly’s Blues Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash 1973
Michael Nesmith Hear Me Calling? The Prison 1974
Michael Nesmith Casablanca Moonlight From a Radio Engine to The Photon Wing 1977
Michael Nesmith Light Infinite Rider On The Big Dogma 1979
Michael Nesmith & The First National Band Redux Bye Bye Bye Live At The Troubadour 2018 Recorded live January 25, 2018 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA.

Tune in on 2/26 for a Very Merry Unbirthday to Michael Nesmith

Tune in at 5:05 PM on February 26th to Wonderland on WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM in CT for our Last Tuesday Treat – A Very Merry Unbirthday to Michael Nesmith.  We’ll spend an hour deep-diving on his work as Michael Blessing, his songwriting contributions to the Monkees, and his decades of solo work!  Dig in and enjoy the intersection of pop and country from this oft-overlooked musician!