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Tuesday March 1, 2005 6:00-8:00pm (Gazing Into The Abyss)

Child In Time (Live) - Deep Purple [Made In Japan]
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
The Final Cut - Pink Floyd
Bob Dylan (Self-titled Debut) [1962]

You're No Good
Talkin' New York
In My Time Of Dyin'
Man Of Constant Sorrow
Fixin' To Die
Pretty Peggy-O
Highway 51
Gospel Plow
Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
House Of The Risin' Sun
Freight Train Blues
Song To Woody
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

Going Down Slow - St. Louis Jimmy Oden
Ballad Of Easy Rider - Roger McGuinn
4 + 20 - Crosby Stills Nash & Young
Dead Man (Movie Preview Version) - Neil Young
End of the Night - The Doors
I Got A Mind To Give Up Living - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
east hastings - godspeed you! black emperor
* nothing's alrite in our life / dead flag blues (reprise)
* the sad mafioso
* drugs in tokyo / black helicopter
Epitaph (Including March For No Reason and Tomorrow And Tomorrow) - King Crimson
Happiness Is A Warm Gun - The Beatles
Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan

Notes: 'Gazing into the abyss' is really just a fancy way of saying 'songs about death', and this theme was really just an excuse for me to play Bob Dylan's 1962 debut album. Still, I think it's a great theme. Bob Dylan's remarkable debut album is different from the rest of his material, and he embodies a much different persona than the folk singer who wrote songs like The Times They Are A-Changin' and Blowing In The Wind. On his debut album, Bob Dylan sounds possessed, singing mostly covers of old blues and folk songs about death, with a violent intensity and the wailing of a banshee. What people say about Robert Johnson, having sold his soul to the devil and all, is what I've always felt about Bob Dylan's debut album, and it was my pleasure to play it on my radio show.

As you can see, I took advantage of the theme to play the incredible 'east hastings' by 'godspeed you! black emperor', which was featured in the movie 28 Days Later and is the perfect instrumental accompaniment to the aftermath of the end of the world, when you wake up and find out that everyone else is gone, and the whole world has become silent. It's not classic rock, but hey, that's why I'm the DJ. In fact, a couple of guys were working in the other room when I played that song, and one of them (I think it was Jason) came in and told me he was surprised I was playing the song because he didn't think anyone else knew of that band!