Sweet Mortality

Detail - Keyamura Rokusuke by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, c. 1943.
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Two hours of songs about big concepts; life, death, fame, the future, running out of time, not getting enough sleep.

31 different acts in this show, here is some information about some of them:


Born Louis Thomas Hardin and nicknamed the "the Viking of 6th Avenue", Moondog learned to play the drums at a young age and was in his school band as a teenager. He lost his eyesight when he was sixteen during a farm accident. He continued to improve his musical skills self teaching himself composition. He moved to New York in 1943 and that is where he adopted the name Moondog, after a dog 'who used to howl at the moon more than any dog I knew of', he lived in New York City until 1972. There he performed as a street musician on the corner of 53rd or 54th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan where he sold his music and poetry, or sometimes just stood dressed as a viking to accompany his long white hair and beard. Moondog has left a legacy in the minimalist composers he has influenced including Philip Glass and Steve Reich, the instruments he invented including the oo, ooo-ya-tsu and trimba, references to him and covers of his in music by Pentangle, T.Rex and Big Brother And The Holding Company as well as the namesake of Alan Freed's "The Moondog Rock and Roll Matinee".

Countries represented: USA, England, Canada, Iran, Chile, Denmark, Netherlands, Italy, Australia, Russia, Scotland.

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  • 6:02pm Going Home Now (Instrumental) by "All That Jazz" Orchestra on All That Jazz - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Casablanca), 1979
  • 6:04pm Patrulla Cosaca by Dia Prometido on Un Pais Llamado Tierra (Philips), 1972
  • 6:07pm There's A World by Neil Young on Harvest (Reprise Records), 1972
  • 6:10pm One Third by The Majority on Simplified / One Third (Decca), 1966
  • 6:12pm I'm Tired Again by Zen on Hair (Rotation), 1969
  • 6:15pm I'd Rather Be Thin Than Famous by Jack Kerouac And Steve Allen on Poetry For The Beat Generation (Rhino Records), 1959
  • 6:15pm No More Songs by Phil Ochs on Greatest Hits (A&M Records), 1970
  • 6:20pm Lost Night by Umberto on Alienation (Not Not Fun Records), 2016
  • 6:23pm Hello In There by Joan Baez on Diamonds & Rust (A&M Records), 1975
  • 6:27pm Illusioner by Foreningen Til Livets Beskyttelse on Foreningen Til Livets Beskyttelse (Spectator Records), 1971
  • 6:30pm Don't Blow Your Cool by Caravelles on You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry (Smash Records), 1963
  • 6:32pm Here I Go Again by The Johnny Spence Orchestra / Bob Britton on The Limbo Line / Here I (Spark), 1969
  • 6:34pm Sintesis De La Existencia by Congregacion on Congregacion Vieneā€¦ (Lion Productions), Lion
  • 6:37pm One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong by Leonard Cohen on Songs Of Leonard Cohen (Columbia), 1967
  • 6:41pm Come Death And Finale by Patrick Gowers, John Williams on Stevie - A Film Soundtrack Recording (Epic), 1978
  • 6:46pm In My Craft Or Sullen Art by Jazz Canto Ensemble on Jazz Canto Vol. 1 (Righteous), 1958
  • 6:48pm Don't Let It Bring You Down by Neil Young on After The Gold Rush (Reprise Records), 1970
  • 6:51pm After The Gold Rush by Neil Young on After The Gold Rush (Reprise Records), 1970
  • 6:55pm Wishwanderer by Vashti Bunyan on Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind (Singles And Demos 1964 To 1967) (Spinney Records), 1968
  • 6:57pm Rehearsals For Retirement by Phil Ochs on Rehearsals For Retirement (A&M Records), 1969
  • 7:01pm Maybe by Moondog on Moondog 2 (Columbia Masterworks), 1969
  • 7:03pm Dance In The Moon by Lydia Kavina on Music From The Ether - Original Works For Theremin (Mode), 1999
  • 7:06pm Tomorrow Is A Foreign Land by Francesco De masi on La Macchina Della Violenza (Original Soundtrack) (Chris' Soundtrack Corner), 1972
  • 7:08pm The Wind Cries Mary by Jimi Hendrix Experience on Are You Experienced? (Experience Hendrix), 1967
  • 7:11pm Don't Let Us Get Sick by Warren Zevon on Life'll Kill Ya (Artemis Records), 1999
  • 7:14pm I'm Going In A Field by Ivor Cutler Trio on Ludo (Rev-Ola), 1967
  • 7:16pm Keep Me In Your Heart by Warren Zevon on The Wind (Artemis Records), 2003
  • 7:20pm Stars (Live at Montreux) by Nina Simone on BoJack Horseman Music from the Netflix Original Series (Lakeshore Records), 2011
  • 7:26pm Corale by Ludovico Einaudi on In A Time Lapse (Decca), 2013
  • 7:28pm I Know There's An Answer by The Beach Boys on Pet Sounds (Capitol Records), 1966
  • 7:32pm Great by Ken Nordine / Robert Shure on Wink: Ken Nordine Does Robert Shure (Asphodel), 1967
  • 7:33pm There'll Be Some Changes Made by Ann Reinking on All That Jazz - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Casablanca), 1979
  • 7:34pm Beautiful Ride by John C. Reilly (as Dewey Cox) on Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (soundtrack) (Columbia), 2007
  • 7:38pm Who's Sorry Now by All That Jazz Chorus on All That Jazz - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Casablanca), 1979
  • 7:40pm I Went To The Store One Day by Father John Misty on I love You, Honeybear (Sub Pop), 2015
  • 7:45pm Orbits by Ludovico Einaudi on In A Time Lapse (Decca), 2013
  • 7:47pm Both Sides Now by Davy Graham on Large As Life & Twice As Natural (Fledg'ling Records), 1968
  • 7:53pm Sing Another Song, Boys by Leonard Cohen on Songs Of Love And Hate (Columbia), 1971
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