23/11/2015 TKS Presents: ‘Water, Water, Every Where!’ tracklist

It could have been ‘Water Music’ or ‘World of Water’- perhaps those titles would have attracted more listeners, but who’s to turn down the chance to quote a little Coleridge? Granted, he didn’t capitalize every word, or include an exclamation mark, and the titular mariner probably wasn’t entertaining thoughts of a musical nature as he surveyed the calm equatorial ocean, and the content of the sonic journey didn’t to my knowledge include any mention of an albatross or slimy things, but, darn it, ‘Water, Water, Every Where!’ it had to be.
Having previously done a focus called ‘At Sea’ which included tracks referencing oceans and seas, this time the criterion for inclusion in the mix was simple, the title had to include the word ‘water’. The 59-minute voyage started and finished with tracks which restricted themselves to nothing more than that noun, though the opener did match ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ in it’s employment of ‘rot’, J Mascis exhorting that it was ‘no time to rot’, while Samuel Taylor’s stricken  seaman observed that ‘the very deep did rot – Oh Christ!’ Happily, things did look up later for the mariner, and hopefully the sounds included in the show didn’t plunge any listeners into the depths of despond!
As mentioned above, we embarked with J Mascis at the helm…..

1)Dinosaur Jr – Water /from ‘Green Mind’/ WEA Records 1991
More info: http://www.dinosaurjr.com/
2)Tommy Johnson – Cool Drink Of Water Blues /1928, included on ‘The Rough Guide To Delta Blues’/ World Music Network 2002
More info: http://www.msbluestrail.org/blues-trail-markers/tommy-johnson
3)Fuzzy Lights – Through Water /from ‘Twin Feathers’/ Little Red Rabbit Records 2010
More info: http://www.fuzzylights.com/
4)HysM? Duo – Chains Of Water /from ‘Science In Action’/ Lemming Records 2012
More info: https://hysmduo.bandcamp.com/
http://www.hysm.altervista.org/HOME.html
5)Sam Hamilton – Blue Tide, Black Water (pop edit) /from the ‘Dirt Beneath the Daydream’ collection/ The Audio Foundation 2009
More info: http://samhamilton.bandcamp.com/
http://www.audiofoundation.org.nz/
6)Josephine Foster – Waterfall /from ‘Blood Rushing’/ Fire Records 2012
More info: http://www.firerecords.com/site/index.php?page=artists&artistid=00000000285
7)Charlie Patton – High Water Everywhere Pt.1 /from ‘The Best of Charlie Patton’/ Yazoo Records 2003
More info: http://www.celticguitarmusic.com/patton1.htm
8)Young Echo – Voices On The Water /from ‘Nexus’/ Ramp Recordings 2013
More info: http://youngecho.co.uk/
9)The International Nothing – Deepwater Horizon /from ‘The Dark Side Of Success’/ Ftarri 2014
More info: http://nichts.klingt.org/
https://theinternationalnothing.bandcamp.com/
10)Charles Cohen – Water /from ‘A Retrospective’/ Morphine Records 2013
More info: http://www.starsend.org/ccohen.html

Landlocked here in Brno, one can only long for expanses of water, though not those of the devastating 1927 Mississippi floods which Charlie Patton sang about – that disaster saw an area almost the size of the Czech Republic under 3o feet of water! With that in mind, just the thirst-quenching cool drink Tommy Johnson desired would suffice…Enough rumination; if you didn’t listen to the programme, but are interested in hearing the above sounds, all you have to do is click here:

Til next time, wishing anyone perusing this many a sonic delight, S.

P.S Don’t be afraid to comment – any feedback is very welcome!

The Kitchen Sink broadcasts on Brno student/community radio station http://www.radior.cz almost every Monday at 22.05 CET.
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~ by theshinybeast on November 27, 2015.

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