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Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Birds in Perspex

Lots of fun at the Mountain Station practice session today! Our practice set list:

  1. Bethlehem Half-step
  2. Lonesome Nickel
  3. Talking Heads weirdness
  4. Meet Me in the Morning
  5. Birds in Perspex
  6. Been all around this world
  7. Cole Durhew
  8. I Can See Clearly Now/ Here Comes the Sun medley
  9. Why Don't We Do It in the Road jam
Let's listen to "Birds in Perspex"! It is my favorite Robyn Hitchcock song; this is the first time we've ever played it and I think we did a pretty good job.

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Saturday, September 28th, 2013


A couple of songs from roday's Mountain Station practice session.

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Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Mountain Station


A couple of songs from our practice this morning -- full set list:

  1. instrumental jam
  2. Norwegian wood
  3. blues and a bottle of bourbon
  4. stop breakin down
  5. stop breakin down 2
  6. state trooper
  7. odds and ends/respectable
  8. odds and ends/respectable 2
  9. one by one
  10. ca stars
  11. philadelphia lawer
  12. this land is your land
  13. Queen Jane Barely
  14. Crawdad Hole
  15. Richland Woman
  16. Richland Woman 2
  17. too cool to stay warm

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Thursday, July 4th, 2013

practice podcast: Experiment in Perspective


Mountain Station jams
on some favorites --
June 30, 2013
6/30 practice jam.
1. Helpless
2. Swing Low Jam
3. Stagger Lee
4. Green Eyes

posted afternoon of July 4th, 2013: 1 response

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Dress Rehearsal Podcast

Today's Mountain Station practice tape has no annoying video, just audio of four fine songs.
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Mountain Station covers
a couple of the greats --
June 23, 2013

This tape has a little homage to two of our favorite songwriters, plus an original.
  1. All men are liars, by Nick Lowe
  2. All I want to do is fall in love, by Robyn Hitchcock
  3. Chinese Bones, by Robyn Hitchcock
  4. Clean Break, by Jeremy

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Saturday, June first, 2013

Rise Up Singing

We had a lot of fun with our practice session last weekend. Not doing anything this weekend, but here's the tape:


Mountain Station jamming
in the back yard --
Decoration Day, 2013

Rise Up Singing

  1. Try and catch the wind (Donovan Leitch)
  2. Pack Up Your Sorrows (Richard Fariña)
  3. tuning and checking camera
  4. Barbara Allen (trad)
  5. talk and tuning
  6. Banks of the Ohio (trad)
  7. Deportee (Woody Guthrie)
  8. The Banana Boat Song (trad)
  9. How Can I Keep From Singing (Robert Wadsworth Lowry)
  10. Waltzing Matilda (Banjo Paterson/Christina Macpherson)
(...and a couple of bonus trax at Facebook.)

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Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Forever is ending today

If Mountain Station was from Nashville, they'd be a country act. Here's a slow jam.

A-and thanks to Mr. Peter Guralnick for hipping us to "Are they gonna make us outlaws again" and in general, to the roots of rockabilly.


Mountain Station jamming
in the living room --
May fourth, 2013

Forever is ending today

  1. Forever is ending today (Ernest Tubb -- this is a special moment for me, I have been wanting to cover Tubb for a long time.)
  2. Serpent at the gates of Wisdom (Robyn Hitchcock, to whom happy 60 years! Sorry we missed the big show in San Francisco -- and very happy to have been present at the big show in NYC.)
  3. Snake Doctor Blues (or a few bars from it anyways)
  4. Handshake Drugs (Wilco)
  5. Drunken Sailor's Hornpipe
  6. This Old Man
  7. Arms of Love (Robyn Hitchcock)
  8. Sloop John B.
  9. Praying Mantis (Don Dixon)
  10. Helpless (Neil Young)
  11. Are they gonna make us outlaws again? (James Talley -- and check out this extraordinary version by Hazel Dickens.)

posted morning of May 5th, 2013: 1 response
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Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Out in the back yard

Spring is without question here; and we got a ping-pong table! Here are Ellen and Sylvia volleying.


Sylvia and I put it together yesterday afternoon; but we took a break so John and I could do some jamming. A new setup means I'm not sure yet where to set up the camera; and the upshot is that I'm mostly just out of the frame, a disembodied Stroh fiddle. Shades of February! We ran out of tape at what seems to me like a pretty opportune moment.

Let's Play Outside!

  1. Waiting for the Man (Lou Reed)
  2. Running to Stand Still (U2)
  3. Arms of Love (Robyn Hitchcock)/
    Boys of Bluehill (trad)
  4. Halting March (trad)
  5. outtakes from an embarrassingly bad rendition of She Said She Said (Lennon-McCartney)
  6. The Needle and the Spoon (Skynyrd)
  7. Singin Everybody's Song But My Own (John)
  8. St. James Infirmary (trad)
  9. Drowsy Maggie (trad)/Dancing Barefoot (Patti Smith)
  10. Red Overalls (Jeremy)
  11. Will the Circle be Unbroken (trad)
  12. Shortnin' Bread (trad)/Hip Shake (Slim Harpo via the Stones)

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Swing Low

Swing Low

Mountain Station
weekend of April 14th

  1. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (traditional)
  2. Tombstone Blues (Bob Dylan)
  3. Red Overalls (Jeremy)
  4. California Stars (Woody Guthrie)
  5. Rattlesnakin/Groovin' (an admixture of a couple of old blues artists and Robyn Hitchcock)
  6. Four & Twenty Blues (Jeffrey Foucault)
  7. Meet Me In the Mornin' (Bob Dylan)
  8. Humoresque (Antonin Dvořák)

    posted evening of April 16th, 2013: Respond

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Odds and ends

Mountain Station's practice yesterday was a lot of fun, here are some highlights. Our faces are more visible than in many previous tapes, which may be an asset or a detriment.

Track listing
  1. Odds and ends jam
  2. Blues with a side of bourbon
  3. Queen Jane Barely
  4. Ride the rails jam
  5. Off the rails jam

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