Joy Of A Toy, A Disappearance And Celebrating Macca

Jun 11, 2018

'Swallowed By The New' from Glen Phillips
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Tuesday, June 12

Swallowed By The New is the 2016 album from Toad The Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips. The record was inspired by the end of Phillips’ 20-plus-year marriage and its aftermath. He recently released a deluxe edition of the album and we’ll hear selections from it on this episode of the show plus music from The Cure’s 1980 LP Seventeen Seconds.

Wednesday, June 13

Byron Isaacs has shared the stage with The Lumineers, Willie Nelson, Levon Helm and a variety of other artists. Despite that, he’s never released a solo album. That changes with Disappearing Man, a meditation on vanishing ways of life and the changing landscape of New York City. We’ll hear music from that release as well as from Brian Belknap’s In Lieu of Flowers.

'Joy of a Toy' from Kevin Ayers
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Thursday, June 14

After touring the United States with his band Soft Machine in the late 1960s, Kevin Ayers considered leaving the music industry behind. His friend Jimi Hendrix had different ideas and gifted his fellow musician with an acoustic guitar. That guitar inspired Ayers to write his first solo effort, Joy of a Toy which features guest appearances from Soft Machine’s Robert Wyatt and Hugh Hopper and, on the 2003 reissue, Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett. Listen for selections from Joy of a Toy as well as Bridget St. John’s Ask Me No Questions.

'What A Wonderful Industry' from M. Ward
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Friday, June 15

What A Wonderful Industry is the latest from singer-songwriter M. Ward (She & Him). We’ll hear music from that release as well as from Nik Freitas’ Day & Dark.

Saturday, June 16

Issued in 1988 Naked became the final album from Talking Heads. We’ll hear material from that record as well as selections from the latest by Chris Stills, Don’t Be Afraid.

Paul McCartney

Monday, June 18

We celebrate Paul McCartney’s 76th birthday with selections from throughout his solo work, his time with Wings and, of course, The Beatles. Plus a variety of collaborations and side projects.