The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

We devoted the program for October 5, 2013, to exploring levels of meaning in an old song by Jimmy Webb titled "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress."

First hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Richie Havens Morning Morning A Mixed Bag (Verve)
Dougie MacLean She Loves Me (When I Try) Real Estate (Dunkeld)
Steve Tilston Mirror Dance Such & Such (Market Square)
Karine Polwart Skater of the Surface Faultlines (Neon Productions)
New Set
Altan Blackwaterside Blackwater (Virgin)
Hedgehog Pie Ramble Away Just Act Normal (Rubber)
June Tabor She Moves Among Men (The Bar Maid's Song) Abyssinians (Topic)
Music Under Announcements
Lee Murdock Star of the County Down, Sarabande in B Minor Wordless (Depot)
Judy Mayhan The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress When I Think of You (Shayomi Productions)
Richard Thompson Cold Kisses You ? Me? Us? (Capitol)
Karla Bonoff Someone to Lay Down Beside Me Karla Bonoff (Columbia)
New Set
Linda Thompson Love's for Babies and Fools Won't Be Long Now (Pettifer Sounds)
Tracy Grammer Solitary Man The Verdant Mile (s/p)

Second hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Robert Johnson Terraplane Blues The Complete Recordings (Columbia)
Jack Hardy The Nightmare Through (Prime)
Randy Newman Last Night I Had a Dream Sail Away (Rhino)
Bruce Cockburn The Embers of Eden Breakfast in New Orleans, Dinner in Timbuktu (Ryko)
New Set
Richard Thompson The Snow Goose Electric (New West)
Peppino D'Agostino Amore che Vieni, Amore che Vai Made in Italy (s/p)
Nikki Matheson Whisper I Love You Invisible Angel (s/p)
New Set
Misner & Smith Calling Seven Hour Storm (promo)
Joni Mitchell A Case of You Blue (Reprise)
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer Disappearing Man Drum Hat Buddha (Signature Sounds)
New Set
Marta Topferova The Old Man The Other Shore (World Village)
Jack Hardy Of All the Sorrows Two of Swords (Prime)
Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (faded) Beyond the Missouri Sky (Polygram)