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Aug. 22: Going Places

Here’s the set list from the Aug. 22 show.  The theme was places- All songs had real places in the title.


  1. Eric Johnson – Cliffs of Dover
  2. Better Than Ezra – King Of New Orleans
  3. KISS – Detroit Rock City
  4. R.E.M. – (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
  5. Deer Tick – Houston, TX.
  6. Billy Joel – Miami 2017 (I’ve Seen the Lights Go Out On Broadway).
  7. Bruce Springsteen – Atlantic City.
  8. The Tragically Hip – In Sarnia
  9. The Head and the Heart – Coeur d’Alene
  10. Wilco – Impossible Germany
  11. Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland, 1945
  12. Fountains of Wayne – Hackensack.
  13. The Bottle Rockets – Indianapolis.
  14. Uncle Tupelo – New Madrid.
  15. Old 97’s – Barrier Reef (Live).
  16. Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The U.K.
  17. The Beatles – Back In The U.S.S.R.
  18. Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues.
  19. Chuck Berry – Havana Moon.
  20. Stephen Malkmus – Baltimore.
  21. The Clash – London Calling.
  22. Ben Kweller – Commerce, TX
  23. Dar Williams – Iowa (Acoustic Revisited Version) (featuring Sam & Sean Watk.
  24. They Might Be Giants – Istanbul.
  25. Ian Hunter – Cleveland Rocks (1999 Remastered Version)
  26. Houndmouth – Ludlow.
  27. The Hold Steady – Sequestered In Memphis
  28. Everclear – Santa Monica.
  29. Van Halen – Panama.
  30. Sting – Moon Over Bourbon Street.
  31. Beth Orton – Mount Washington.
  32. Michelle Shocked – Anchorage.
  33. moe. – New York City.
  34. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – Paris (Ooh La La).
  35. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Ohio.
  36. Counting Crows – Omaha.
  37. Frontier Ruckus – Ontario.
  38. Loretta Lynn – Portland, Oregon.
  39. RFR822\The B-52’s – Private Idaho.
  40. Barenaked Ladies – Peterborough And The Kawarthas.
  41. Drive-By Truckers – Grand Canyon.

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Aug. 8: The playlist

Back on the air after a week’s vacation.  A few new tunes, some old favorites and a bit of 90s nostalgia

  1. Jimmy Page & Black Crowes – Custard Pie.mp3
  2. Wilco – Heavy Metal Drummer.mp3
  3. Beck – Hotwax.mp3
  4. INTERPOL – Slow Hands.mp3
  5. The Chesterfield Kings – Mystery Trip.mp3
  6. The Empty Hearts – Fill An Empty Heart.mp3
  7. The Electric Prunes – I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night).mp3
  8. Frank Turner – If Ever I Stray.mp3
  9. Cracker – Mr. Wrong.mp3
  10. Lucinda Williams – Joy.mp3
  11. Lenny Kravitz – Let Love Rule.mp3
  12. The Hold Steady – How a Resurrection Really Feels.mp3
  13. Guns N’ Roses – Yesterdays.mp3
  14. The Clarks – Blood and Roses.mp3
  15. Drive-By Truckers – What It Means.mp3
  16. Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit – Tour of Duty.mp3
  17. Son Volt – Drown.mp3
  18. John Hiatt – Have A Little Faith In Me.mp3
  19. Rogue Wave – Lake Michigan
  20. Great Lake Swimmers – New Wild Everywhere.mp3
  21. The Breeders – Cannonball.mp
  22. Gin Blossoms – Hey Jealousy
  23. The Flaming Lips – She Don’t Use Jelly.mp3
  24. The Replacements – Alex Chilton.mp
  25. Tacocat – The Internet.mp3
  26. The Gaslight Anthem – Boxer.mp3
  27. Anberlin – Breaking.mp3
  28. Frightened Rabbit – Break.mp3
  29. The War On Drugs – Baby Missiles.mp3
  30. Shakes – Strange Tides.mp3
  31. Warpaint – New Song.mp3
  32. The High Decibels – Mr. Bandman.mp
  33. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes_.mp3
  34. Arcade Fire – Month Of May.mp3
  35. U2 – Until The End Of The World.mp3
  36. Firewater – Electric City.mp3
  37. Joywave – Now.mp
  38. The Avett Brothers – Satan Pulls The Strings.mp3
  39. The Big Pink – Dominos.mp3
  40. The City Streets – Big Love.mp
  41. Spacehog – In The Meantime.mp3

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July 25: Under the Covers

A night of nothing but cover songs. Hope you enjoyed! Sorry for the late posting.

Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower
The Clash – I Fought the Law
The Lemonheads – Mrs. Robinson
The Ramones – Surf City
Bruce Springsteen – Trapped [Live]
The Polyphonic Spree – Lithium (Nirvana Cover)
The Black Crowes – Hard To Handle
Social Distortion – Ring Of Fire
Weird Al_ Yankovic – NOW That’s What I Call Polka!.
Paul Anka – Jump.
Pat Boone – Crazy Train.
Richard Cheese – Fight For Your Right (originally by The Beastie Boys)
 Karma Chameleon.
Reel Big Fish – Take On Me (Live).
Pomplamoose – Beat It.
Jeff Tweedy – Simple Twist of Fate
The Be Good Tanyas – When Doves Cry.
Elizabeth Cook – Sunday Morning.
Aretha Franklin – Respect
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs – The Kids Are Alright.
Jenny Lewis – Handle With Care
Johnny Cash – Hurt
Jonathan Coulton – Baby Got Back.
Ryan Adams – Bad Blood.
Soweto Gospel Choir – Pride (In The Name Of Love).
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Little Wing.mp3
The Black Keys – She Said, She Said.mp3
Amy Winehouse – Cupid (Deluxe Edition Version).
Tom Petty – I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better
CAKE – War Pigs.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Crimson And Clover.
Barenaked Ladies – Lovers In A Dangerous Time.
Echo And The Bunnymen – People Are Strange.
The Avett Brothers – Spanish Pipedream.
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound – I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
40 Rod Lightning – Breaking the Law.
Hindu Love Gods – Raspberry Beret.
Living Colour – Memories Can’t Wait.
Blind Melon – Out On The Tiles.mp3CYeah Yeah Yeahs – Sheena Is a Punk Rocker.
The Hold Steady – Atlantic City.
Dexys Midnight Runners – Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Higher Ground
The Bangles – Hazy Shade of Winter
Jack Black – Let’s Get It On

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July 18: The List

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Crossfire
Stealers Wheel – Stuck in the Middle with You
Bob Dylan – Dignity
Baba O’Riley – The Waco Brothers.
Xavier Rudd – Better People
Half Moon Run – I Can’t Figure Out What’s Going On
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding –
Joseph Arthur – I Wanna Get U Alone.
The Wombats – Emoticons.
La Roux – In for the Kill.
Holy Ghost! – Do It Again.
Father John Misty – True Affection.
Reverend Horton Heat – I’m Your Pet Rock.
Drive-By Truckers – Surrender Under Protest.
The Jayhawks – The Dust of Long-Dead Stars.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – All I Ever Wonder.
Adia Victoria – Stuck In The South
Best Coast – Summer Mood.
Julian Moon – Good Girl.
Kate Nash – Kiss That Grrrl.
Stevie Wonder – Superstition.
Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds.
Suicide – Dream Baby Dream (Long Version).
Counting Crows – Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby.
Jonathan Coulton – Re_ Your Brains.
Dinosaur Jr – Get Me.
Weaves – One More.
Green Dreams – Poor Man.
The Hold Steady – Most People Are DJs
R.E.M. – I’m Gonna DJ
Marillion – Kayleigh.
The Samples – Feel Us Shaking.
The Chesterfield Kings – You Rub Me The Wrong Way.
Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson – Relator.
The Crooked North – Happy Little Blackbird.
Nicole Atkins – Brooklyn’s On Fire!.
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Bittersweet.
April Smith and the Great Picture Show – Colors.mp3
Ben Folds & Nick Hornby – Things You Think (feat. Pomplamoose) [Bonus Track].
Cloud Cult – Lucky Today.
Toad The Wet Sprocket – Fall Down.
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Redemption Song.

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July 11: What Got Played

Here’s a look at what I played Monday Night.  Everything’s a little out of order on this list, but all the songs are there.

  1. Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes.mp3
  2. Atomic Swindlers – Space Bandit.mp3
  3. Better Than Ezra – Good.mp3
  4. Blues Traveler – All In The Groove.mp3
  5. Brian Fallon – Among Other Foolish Things.mp3
  6. Colleen Green – U Coulda Been An A.mp3
  7. Count Five – Psychotic Reaction.mp3
  8. Culture Club – Church Of The Poison Mind.
  9. David Bowie – I Can’t Give Everything Away
  10. Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands
  11. Deap Vally – Royal Jelly.mp3
  12. Dropkick Murphys – Peg O’ My Heart
  13. Duran Duran – Union Of The Snake
  14. Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue
  15.  Esmé Patterson – Feel Right.mp3
  16. Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher
  17. Jagwar Ma – Exercise.mp3
  18. Joywave – Tongues [Feat. Kopps].mp3
  19.  Mike Doughty – 27 Jennifers (2007).mp3
  20. Miles Davis – Venus de Milo.mp3
  21. Mitski – Your Best American Girl.mp3
  22. Nina Simone – Here Comes the Sun.mp3
  23. Otis Redding – Hard to Handle.mp3
  24. RAC feat. Nate Henricks – Back of the Car.mp3
  25. Radiohead – Burn the Witch.mp3
  26. Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated.mp3
  27. Raphael Saadiq – Heart Attack.mp3
  28. Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come.mp3
  29. Sam Roberts Band – Kid Icarus.mp3
  30. Screaming Trees – Nearly Lost You.mp3
  31. St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Like a Mighty River.mp3
  32. Strawberry Whiplash – Stop, Look and Listen.mp3
  33. Stray Cats – Rock This Town.mp3
  34. The Arcade Fire – Keep the Car Running.mp3
  35. The Avett Brothers – Victims Of Life.mp3
  36. The Decemberists – July, July!
  37. The Hold Steady – Your Little Hoodrat Friend.mp3
  38. The Police – Synchronicity 2.mp3
  39. The Raveonettes – Dead Sound.
  40.  The Smithereens – A Girl Like You.mp3
  41. The Swingin’ Neckbreakers – My Guitar.mp3
  42. The Weakerthans – One Great City! (Live).mp3
  43. U2 – A Sort Of Homecoming (Live).mp3
  44. Vampire Weekend – The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance.mp3
  45. Vijay Iyer Trio – Galang (Trio Riot Version).mp3
  46. White Violet – Autumn Grove.mp3
  47. Widespread Panic – Wondering.mp3

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June 27 Playlist

A few technical difficulties to start things off, but we found our groove. Thanks for listening!

The tunes:

The National – Mistaken For Strangers.mp3

The Colorblind James Experience\Solid! Behind The Times/ Euphoria Jones.mp3

Beatles Don’t Let Me Down.mp3

Rachel Platten – Fight Song.mp3

Weird Al_ Yankovic – Tacky.mp3

MC Lars – Hipster Girl.mp3

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll.mp3

Hot Lava – Apple+Option+Fire.mp3

The Mountain Goats – This Year.mp3

The Tragically Hip – Bobcaygeon.mp3

Future Islands – Balance.mp3

Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight.mp3

Amy Lavere – Killing Him.mp3

Eilen Jewell – Shakin’ All Over.mp3

Scissor Sisters – Comfortably Numb.mp3

Parts and Labor – Nowheres Nigh.mp3

Fountains Of Wayne – Traffic And Weather.mp3

Tokyo Police Club – Hot Tonight.mp3

Kopps – Thermometer.mp3

Caribou – Can’t Do Without You.mp3

Yeasayer – Rome.mp3

Tame Impala – Elephant.mp3

Big Ups – National Parks.mp3

Japanese Breakfast – In Heaven.mp3

Japandroids – Adrenaline Nightshift.mp3

Uncle Tupelo – Gun

Tom Waits – The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me).mp3

The Mr. T Experience – Sorry For Freaking Out On The Phone Last Night.mp3

Neil Young – Rockin’ In The Free World(acoustic)

Polar Bear Club – For Show.mp3

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Call Me.mp3

Spin Doctors – How Could You Want Him.mp3

Neko Case – This Tornado Loves You.mp3

The War On Drugs – Red Eyes.mp3

Ralph Stanley – O Death.mp3

Son House – Death Letter.mp3

Woody Guthrie – I Ain’t Got No Home In This World Anymore.mp3

Lucinda Williams – Car Wheels On A Gravel Road.mp3

Jason Isbell – Songs That She Sang in the Shower.mp3

Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material.mp3

U2 – Some Days Are Better Than Others.mp3

Johnny Cash – One.mp3


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June 20 2016: First Night Playlist

Helped to kick off the first night of live programing on RFR and it was a blast. Even managed to sneak in a few requests. Here’s what I played, a little bit out of order:


Jonathan Coulton: Code Monkey
Joywave- Somebody New
R.E.M. Feat. KRS-One – Radio Song
Julia Nunes– Balloons
Buffalo Springfield: For What It’s Worth
Arrested Development – Tennessee
Black 47 – Funky Céilí (Bridie’s Song)
Bruce Springsteen – Real World
Guster – Do You Love Me
Buddy Holly – Rave On
Car Seat Headrest – Destroyed By Hippie Powers
Chuck Berry – Little Queenie
Cracker – Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now)
Datarock – Fa-Fa-Fa
Dawes – Things Happen
Drive-By Truckers – Mercy Buckets
Frightened Rabbit – Swim Until You Can’t See Land
Generationals – Ten-Twenty-Ten
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Guided By Voices – Chasing Heather Crazy
Holly Golightly – No Big Thing
Hot 8 Brass Band – Sexual Healing
Japanther – Porcupine
Kathleen Edwards – Six O’Clock News
Lake Street Dive – Hell Yeah
Mayer Hawthorne – The Ills.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – I Need Never Get Old
Old 97’s – Timebomb (Live)
Pink Martini – Hey Eugene
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – I’m Not Gonna Cry
Sturgill Simpson – Brace For Impact (Live A Little)
Ted Leo – Me and Mia
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man
The Box Tops – The Letter
The Chesterfield Kings – Up and Down
The Clash – Train In Vain
The District Attorneys – Madison Row
The Faint – The Geeks Were Right
The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
The Hold Steady – Constructive Summer
The Mountain Goats – Foreign Object
The Replacements – I’ll Be You
Titus Andronicus – Come On, Siobhán
Van Morrison – Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile)
We Were Promised Jetpacks – Quiet Little Voices
Son Volt – Windfall


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What is Meant by “Mindful”?


‘Mindful’ and ‘Mindfulness’ are concepts that have recently boomed into our culture like an Atomic Bomb. According to the American Mindfulness Research Association, the use of this particular term has seen an near exponential growth in journal publications.

Depending on what end of the spectrum you fall, ‘Mindfulness’ may conjure up ideas related to Psychology, Philosophy, Religion, Mysticism, or New-Age ‘Woo’. (Full disclosure, this is in part why the founding members of Mindful Rochester were attracted to this term in the first place… it casts a wide net).

Unfortunately, terms that are “too broad” are prone to attract all sorts of misunderstandings (i.e. bias, resistances, exaltations & false expectations). So it should come as no surprise that the terms ‘Mindful’ and ‘Mindfulness’ have likewise attracted similar misrepresentations.

Some people will hear the term ‘Mindfulness’ and be instantly attracted to it.

Others will make a similar snap-judgment and be turned off by it.

Some will expect a strict definition that accords with certain esoteric Buddhist traditions.

Others may hope to gain a certain sense of relief, if (for example) they had prior experiences from psychologically-derived programs like Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

Some will predict that such a ‘Mindful’ community will merely reflect the misguided stumblings of people who peddle new-age propaganda.

Others may expect to find a highly intelligent cohort that ardently drives towards deep philosophical insights that cut to the core of this particular human experience.

Whether or not Mindful Rochester will in time accord with any of these intuitions has yet to be seen.

What Mindful Rochester means by the term ‘Mindful’ is the wonderful ability for individuals and our community to STOP AND REFLECT on what we are now experiencing.

We believe that an attempt TO SEE THINGS CLEARLY is a skill that can be developed.

We believe that the more we can see a thing clearly the better we will be able to RESPOND TO IT CORRECTLY.

Mindful Rochester was founded on the belief that Mindfulness (the nonjudgmental and clear awareness of one’s experience) can improve one’s ability to cope with the many challenges of life. We believe that the development and deployment of Mindfulness aides an individual and a community to make better choices that opens the doors to experiencing a more fulfilling life.

Mindful Rochester emphasizes a non-sectarian approach to ‘Mindfulness’ that draws on teachings from a variety of religious, medical, psychological and philosophical traditions.

On Mindful Rochester Radio, you will hear dialogues. You will hear no experts, just two people, just like you, exploring that which lies just beyond ‘the known’.

Mindful Rochester Radio has no other motivation than to provide a format where people can stop together, reflect together, attempt to see a thing more clearly (and thus hopefully develop more skillful ways to respond to the world via this fuller perception).

The show holds no answers, no agenda, no direction… it strives to be an exploration, in the deepest sense of that term.

Anyone is welcome to be a guest.

Any subject is welcome for discussion.

In a world so full of conflict, hostility, violence, ignorance, depression, loneliness, boredom, longing, dissatisfaction and all the rest of it, Mindful Rochester and Mindful Rochester Radio seeks above all to look clearly at ourselves and our environment and slowly improve our day to day experiences.

For more information check us out on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MindfulRoc)

If you want to be a guest or suggest a topic for discussion, we record our show Sundays at 12pm, email us at (MindfulRochester@gmail.com)

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