Play List - Hour of the Wolf

October 4, 2003

I guest-hosted for Jim Freund's show Hour of the Wolf on October 4, 2003 from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM. He was recovering from hospitalization (he's fine!) and urged me to do a free-form talk show, not just 'Nuff Said!. I sort of did, playing a lot of music, telling stories and playing portions of three interviews with comic book creators that I had done the previous month. I had a lot of fun with the show and am grateful to Jim for giving me the air time. For more information on the people I interviewed, click to Guest List Archives Page 17.

Jim plays a lot of Steeleye Span, so I wanted to open with something in a similar vein. I chose a local band that often plays at the Medieval Festival that is held near the Cloisters every September. "Can't You Dance the Polka?" is also covered by Steeleye Span.

In the following list, the artist comes first then the song title and I skip a line between sets.

The Crimson Pirates - Johnny Jump Up
Jethro Tull - And the Mouse Police Never Sleeps
The Crimson Pirates - Can't You Dance the Polka?

Peter Alsop - Wha-d-ya Wanna Do?
The Tearjerkers - Comic Book Hero

Peter Alsop is a renowned children's songs performer with a wonderful sense of humor. Ed and I opened most of the episodes of 'Nuff Said! with The Tearjerkers, a band from Belfast, Ireland who, to my knowledge, never were signed by a record company. They had two songs on the compilation album "Through the Back Door," possibly their only distributed recordings.

Danny Fingeroth interview

UB40 - Rat in Me Kitchen
Pearl Jam - Baba O'Riley
The Prodigals - Jaw of Life

Quite a mixed set: ska, rock and roll and Irish music. That's my taste in music: all over the place. I continue to go all over the place for the rest of the show.

Mike Oeming interview

Ray Korona Band - Outer Space Inc.
Margo Schepart - Don't You Be Our Neighbor
Crosby, Stills and Nash - Cathedral

Ray is a very clever songwriter, making some excellent social or political points with wonderful humor. Margo's song is about the Indian Point Nuclear Plant, again using humor to make her point. I experienced some of the CSN song when I, too, stopped at Winchester Cathedral on my way to Stonehenge. I'm sure the lyric "wiped a cobweb off a face" refers to the bishops' crypts inside the cathedral.

Jamal Igle interview

John Barry - 007 (not the James Bond Theme, but a piece of music Barry used in many of the Bond movies)

Peter Alsop - It's Only a Wee Wee
Star Trek Rhapsody

I don't know who did "Star Trek Rhapsody." A friend of mine found it on the internet. It's Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" done with Star Trek lyrics. I wonder if Freddie Mercury would have appreciated the cleverness or would he have been angry at someone not taking his song seriously?

3 Card Monte - Decommission Ska
South Park - Blame Canada
Blame Florida
Stairway to Gilligan
Alan Stivell - La Celtie et L'infini

Alan Stivell is a Breton musician and one of the foremost Celtic musicians in the world today. "Blame Florida" is someone's statement on the presidential election of 2000 done to the tune of the South Park song that preceeded it. I closed the show with some modern didjeridu music (a deep-droning wind instrument native to northern Australia) and two pieces of carousel music played on a Wurlitzer 125 band organ. The second piece is better known as the Looney Tunes theme and Simon Loekle (whose show follows "Hour of the Wolf") joined me and credited Eddie Cantor as the author of that song, but knew no more about it.

Carousel Music - Dixieland March
Carousel Music - The Merry-go-round Broke Down
Organic Dance Didjeridu - Wood, Wind and Skin

Any requests or suggestions for the next time I sub for Jim, please e-mail me: And keep checking this web site for when the next time will be.

New York City
November, 2003

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