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Tuesday 3 April 2012

Bang & Jangle Radio Hour, Season 3, Episode 13: Writers and Music

Shockheaded Peter
Last night we took a look at writers and music, covering both music inspired by writers and writers who make music. If the playlist looks a little haphazard to you, the organizing principle is: Early Example, Children's Literature, Beat Literature, Charles Bukowski, Ken Nordine and Tom Waits Talking. Here's how it turned out:

Woody Guthrie - Tom Joad
Leonard Nimoy - The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins
Louis Prima - I Wanna Be Like You
Donovan - Riki Tiki Tavi
The Tiger Lillies - Bully Boys
Jack Kerouac & Al Cohn - American Haikus
William Burroughs and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - Spare Ass Annie
Tom Waits - On the Road
Charles Bukowski - On the Hustle
Modest Mouse - Bukowski
Ken Nordine and Tom Waits - The Movie

As I said on the show, some longer running times shortened up the playlist, but honorable mention goes out to Hawk and a Hacksaw for the album Darkness at Noon, Beat Circus for referencing Kevin Baker's Dreamland, Trey Anastasio for "And Your Little Dog Too," and the Pogues for namedropping Brendan Behan in "Streams of Whiskey." So there's your homework, and if "The Movie" was your flavour, note that there's another couple minutes left that didn't make it to air...

The Bang & Jangle Radio Hour airs Mondays 9:00-10:00 p.m. on Trent Radio, 92.7 in Peterborough, or online at

Season 3, Episode 13

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