Custard Pie Appreciation Consortium
Two hours of nostalgia drenched, sentimental, melancholy music to listen to while longing for something long lost or perhaps for when returning to it.
31 different acts in this show, here is some information about some of them:
On the cover of his first album, 'Midwest Farm Disaster', Bob Martin is shown sitting on top of a giant hog which is tethered to a human skeleton. Everything about this is inviting. Martin was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and in 1972 was given the opportunity to record an album in Nashville with help from Nashville stars such as Chet Atkins. After years of touring, Martin grew disillusioned and moved to a farm in West Virginia. This was the start of a cycle for Martin, as he would return to music again in 1982, before giving it up again just to return ten years later in 1992. Martin's song 'Frog Dick, South Dakota' has some very memorable lyrics to match its catchy tune and what lyric could better represent this episode's theme than "How fondly I remember every ram we did dismember".
No, the other one. Nirvana formed in London in 1967, 20 years before that other band called Nirvana. Another thing they did before anyone else was record a rock opera album. The Story of Simon Simopath was released in 1967 one year before The Pretty Thing's S.F. Sorrow and two before The Who's Tommy. The band was officially a duo, although four other musicians were hired for live performances. Nirvana had the honor of having Salvador Dalí throw black paint on to the band members while performing on French television. Legend has it the record company sent Dalí a bill for a cello cleaning. In 1992 the US based Nirvana's record label paid out $100,000 to the UK Nirvana to use the name.
The Chocolate Watch Band:
No, the other one. The band consisted of Jack Oliver and Gary Osborne (brother-in-law to Small Faces and The Who alum, Kenney Jones). The Chocolate Watch Band released just two singles in 1967 before disbanding that same year. The name comes from the phrase "as useful as a chocolate watch". The two bands, one in the UK and one in California, both chose to use that name and release their music to the world for the first time in the same year is one of music's weird coincidences. But you can tell the bands apart because this one has Watch Band written as two words rather than one.
Countries represented: USA, England, Australia, Sweden, Canada.
Inspired by the song "The Village Green Preservation Society" by The Kinks. Read the lyrics here.
Bonus poem: "Finding Is Losing Something Else" by Richard Brautigan, from 'Loading Mercury With A Pitchfork'.
"Finding is losing something else.
I think about, perhaps even mourn,
what I lost to find this."
- 6:00pm Harvest Breed by Christopher O'Riley on Second Grace: The Music Of Nick Drake (World Village), 2007
- 6:01pm The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks on The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Reprise Records), 1968
- 6:04pm Alone Again Or by Love on Forever Changes (Elektra), 1967
- 6:07pm Frog Dick, South Dakota by Bob Martin on Midwest Farm Disaster (Riversong), 1972
- 6:10pm Angel From Montgomery by John Prine on John Prine (Atlantic), 1971
- 6:13pm The Only Living Boy In New York by Simon And Garfunkel on Bridge Over Troubled Water (Columbia), 1971
- 6:17pm Here We Are In The Years by Neil Young on Neil Young (Reprise Records), 1968
- 6:21pm 1952 Vincent Black Lightning by Richard Thompson on Rumor And Sigh (Capitol Records), 1991
- 6:25pm Just Another Sucker On The Vine by Tom Waits on Swordfishtrombones (Island Records), 1983
- 6:27pm Earth Light by Les Baxter on Space Escapade (Capitol Records), 1958
- 6:29pm Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step-Mother! by Sufjan Stevens on Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty Records, Sounds Familyre), 2005
- 6:32pm My Mother's House by Emily Bindiger on Emily (Kismet), 1972
- 6:36pm Emily by Fairfield Parlour on From Home To Home (UFO Records), 1970
- 6:41pm Houses by Elyse Weinberg on Greasepaint Smile (Numero Group), 2015
- 6:45pm Thrasher by Neil Young & Crazy Horse on Rust Never Sleeps (Reprise Records), 1979
- 6:50pm Four Strong Winds by Ian & Sylvia on Greatest Hits (Vanguard), 1963
- 6:54pm Blind Marie by Bob Martin on Midwest Farm Disaster (Riversong), 1972
- 6:57pm Bun by The Deviants on Ptooff! (Alive Records), 1968
- 7:01pm Memory Of A Free Festival by David Bowie on David Bowie (RCA Victor), 1969
- 7:07pm Red Chalk Hill by The Factory on Try A Little Sunshine (CBS), 1969
- 7:11pm 53 Summer Street by Turquoise on The Further Adventures Of Flossie Fillett (Rev-Ola), 1968
- 7:14pm Melanie Blue by Nirvana on The Existence of Chance Is Everything and Nothing While the Greatest Achievement Is the Living of Life, and so Say ALL OF US (Island Records), 1968
- 7:16pm Tomorrow Today by Hardin/York on Love, Poetry And Revolution (A Journey Through The British Psychedelic And Underground Scenes 1966-72) (Grapefruit Records), 1969
- 7:20pm Requiem by The Chocolate Watch Band on Requiem (Decca), 1967
- 7:22pm Harbor Lights by Martin Denny on Exotica Vol. III (Liberty), 1959
- 7:25pm Waitress Song by First Aid Kit on Stay Gold (Columbia), 2014
- 7:29pm The Predatory Wasp of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us by Sufjan Stevens on Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty Records, Sounds Familyre), 2005
- 7:35pm Did I Ever Love You by Leonard Cohen on Popular Problems (Columbia), 2014
- 7:39pm You Still Believe In Me by The Beach Boys on Pet Sounds (Capitol Records), 1966
- 7:41pm Massachusetts by Bee Gees on Best Of The Bee Gees (Polydor), 1969
- 7:44pm When I'm Gone by Phil Ochs on In Concert (Electra), 1966
- 7:48pm Sunshine by Gun on Gun (Epic), 1968
- 7:53pm Eau Gallier by Eerie Gaits on Bridge Music (Tiny Engines), 2017
- 7:57pm The Letter by Ed's Redeeming Qualities on It's All Good News (Flying Fish), 1991