Thursday, February 4th on Write on Radio, Mark Wansa talks about his book The Linden and the Oak. His first novel, The Linden and the Oak tells the story of two families and an ill-fated romance set against three very different backdrops: the impoverished Carpatho-Rusyn peasant existence in Eastern Europe in the early 20th century; the horrific slaughter on the Eastern Front during World War I; and, finally, the voyage to a new life in Ameryka.
Also in this show, we talk with Eric Dregni about his food-obsessed chronicle of an American’s three years in Italy, Never Trust a Thin Cook and Other Lessons from Italy’s Culinary Capital. Eric Dregni is also the author of In Cod We Trust: Living the Norwegian Dream and Zamboni: The Coolest Machines on Ice_, among others.
-Hull, Dakota Dave / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica / 3:58
-Hauulea Entertainers / Railroad Blues / It’s Hotter In Hawaii / JSP / 3:20
-Stanley Brothers / Train 45 / The King Years 1961-1965 / King / 2:46
-Owen’s, Willie “Scare Crow” / Traveling Blues / Jazzin’ The Blues / RST Records / 2:56
-Golden Gate Quartet / Cheer the Weary Traveler / Complete / Document / 3:04
-Macon, Uncle Dave / Travelin’ Down the Road / Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy / Bear Family / 3:28
It’s early February. In Rockhouse parlance, that means this is the week that we celebrate the show’s birthday. 23 years of bringing you Residents the Good Stuff on Thursday mornings. Thank you for your support. We couldn’t do it without you.
A Bob Marley tribute (including mucho cover versions) wound its way through the first hour this week, alongside some recent acquisitions
and old faves. Sherwood kicked it largely old school in hour 2, and after a Ska-Jazz 4@4, a Lollipop under Ernest Ranglin’s name brought back the LOTW! Until further notice, Lolli is in re-runs until we amass a string of fresh versions… including Ranglin’s instro from the ’64 Millie session (out on Trojan this year, so I’ve heard!)
Tonight is all local 7” singles! Jackson Buck joins me in this trip through some of the great local music. I wish only that we could have gotten to more of the stack of vinyl that we had in front of us. What a fun show to do!