The Eastern Shore - New Year's Resolutions, Anti-Resolutions, Solitude, Story Time

No guest today, so lots more music than usual. Today's playlist was a tour of 1974, with all the music played (more or less) in the order it was released in that year.

I talked about

  • New Year's resolutions, and how I don't do them
  • how happy I was to be alone in the studio after the social exhaustion of the (air quotes) HOLIDAYS

I also gave a a half-considered rant on contract employment.

Then I read a part of a short story about a cold underground place that I'd started writing a few hours before, based on someone's tweet. Maybe I'll finish that story and read more of it on future shows.

In other words, this was a really all-over-the-place show.


  1. III. Telegraph Ave. by Childish Gambino on Because the Internet (Glassnote Records)
  2. Sehr Kosmich by Harmonia on Musik von Harmonia (Brain)
  3. Break
  4. Help Me by Joni Mitchell on Court and Spark (Asylum)
  5. Blank Frank by Brian Eno on Here Come the Warm Jets (Island)
  6. Back of a Car by Big Star on Radio City (Ardent)
  7. Any Major Dude Will Tell You by Steely Dan on Pretzel Logic (ABC)
  8. Jolene by Dolly Parton on Jolene (RCA Nashville)
  9. Fracture by King Crimson on Starless and Bible Black (Island)
  10. Break
  11. Tell Me Something Good by Rufus on Rags to Rufus (ABC)
  12. Testify by Parliament on Up for the Down Stroke (Casablanca)
  13. Revolution Blues by Neil Young on On the Beach (Reprise)
  14. Work To Do by Average White Band on AWB (Atlantic)
  15. Butterfly by Herbie Hancock on Thrust (Columbia)
  16. Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley by Robert Palmer on Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley (Island)
  17. Postcard by The Who on Odds & Sods (Track Records)
  18. Whatever Gets You Through the Night by John Lennon on Walls and Bridges (Apple)
  19. Bulbs by Van Morrison on Vendon Fleece (Warner Bros.)
  20. Please Call Me, Baby by Tom Waits on The Heart of Saturday Night (Asylum)
  21. Autobahn by Kraftwerk on Autobahn (Philips)
  22. Break
  23. Brighton Rock by Queen on Sheer Heart Attack (Elektra)
  24. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway by Genesis on The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (Charisma)
  25. Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas on Kung Fu Fighting and Other Great Love Songs (20th Century Fox Records)
  26. Ding Dong, Ding Dong by George Harrison on Dark Horse (Apple)