January 9, 2021
Sad Omicron Show/Nate Heiges alone

Complete playlist below; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. Movement of Circles, Lowered 2013 (?)
  2. Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626 / Act III: “Thy hand, Belinda...”, Henry Purcell, perfomed by Jessye Norman, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard 1985
  3. Lonesome Road, Junior Kimbrough 1997
  4. It’s a Fine Day, Jane 1983
  5. Smoke Rings, Les Paul & Mary Ford 1952
  6. Black Fly, Circuit des Yeux 2017
  7. The Dolphins, Fred Neil 1966
  8. Losing My Mind (Follies), written and performed by Stephen Sondheim 1971
  9. The Bridge, Dolly Parton 1968
  10. 20’-00’, Karlheinz Stockhausen 1988
  11. Idea #35, Raymond Scott c. 1961-1971
  12. Klaus Nomi, The Cold Song (Henry Purcell, John Dryden), 1981
  13. Konevitsan Kirkonkellot, Karelian Folk Music Ensemble “Toive”
  14. Now and Then, Roy Lanham and the Whipporwills c. early 50s
  15. Quiet Dawn, Archie Shepp 1972
  16. What Do I Do When I’m Alone, Grover 1974
  17. First Street Blues, 1964 Lee Hazlewood
  18. Forge Your Own Chains, D. R. Hooker 1972
  19. A Loser’s Cathedral, David Houston 1967
  20. Thinking of You, Smoothboi Ezra 2018
  21. Party Girl, Michelle Gurevich 2007
  22. You Were Meant for Me, Jewel 1995
  23. And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going (Dreamgirls), Jennifer Holliday 1981
  24. Take Yo’ Praise, Camille Yarbrough 1975
  25. Nothing Works Like Listerine, Raymond Scott & Dorothy Collins c. 1951-1965

Becuase of the Omicron breakout in New York City in late December/early January, it wasn’t safe for me to have my scheduled guest, poet Ginny Wiehardt, in the station. As an alternative I put together a show full of angsty love songs, anxious instrumentals, and a special appearance from Grover of Sesame Street. This show is a rejection of the world's refusal to satisfy the deepest needs of our hearts--and a total blast.