Sunday, August 15, 2010

The WalCast Wishes Brian Dixon a Happy Birthday!!

This is a very special edition of The WalCast, because it is a birthday present for Brian Dixon down in good old Memphis. Brian's wife Shannon had the great idea for his friends and family to submit songs for a Playlist just for Brian, and I agreed at the last minute to put them together in a WalCast. That's why this may not be up in time to land exactly on his birthday, but I gave it a good shot anyway. I broke the long, long playlist into 2 shows for technical reasons, but you can play them back to back and get the same result if you like. I will list the tracks and who submitted them below. Download to listen in the future. That's right, a built in time machine! Technology these days...

Drum Roll Please...


We are the Champions – Queen (Kevin Dixon)

Magnolia Mountain - Ryan Adams (Jason Smith)

Heavy Metal Drummer – Wilco (Kevin Perk)

A Beautiful Mine - RJD2 (Terron Perk)

Someday We'll All Be Free - Donnie Hathaway (Wendy Trenthem)

Close to You – Karen Carpenter (Beverly Dixon)

Let’s Explode – Clem Snide (Justin Dobbs)

Vegetables – The Beach Boys (Kong Wee Pang)

Small Car - Marvin Pontiac (Jay Crum)

Shake Me Up - Reno Bo (Steve Willet)

Jenny Nowhere - The Clouds (Zac Ives)

The Birthday party - Grandmaster Flash (John Jeter)

What About You (in the world today) - 16 corners (John Jeter)

Who's the King - Joseph Henry (John Jeter)

You're the Best - Joe Bean Esposito (John Jeter)

Old - Paul Simon (Toby Long)

Never Give You Up - The Black Keys (Wally Peterson)

We’re going to be friends - Jack Johnson (Anne Borden)

It’s Ok. Try Again. – The Shins (Shannon Dixon)

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Lick the Tins (Shannon Dixon)

I’ve Got the World on a String – Frank Sinatra (Shannon Dixon)

Download part I here.


The Blues Are Still Blue - Belle & Sebastian (Elizabeth Alley)

The Luckiest – Ben Folds (Bill Bangham)

Small Stakes – Spoon (Max Dixon)

Slow Motion - Joe Marc's Brother (Hamlett Dobbins)

Messing with My Head – Tinted Windows (Julie Meiman)

Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken? - Lloyd Cole and the Commotions (Jeanne Geers)

Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken - Camera Obscura (Jeanne Geers)

Jimmy Jazz - The Clash (Kenneth Geers)

Hey Eugene - Pink Martini (Isabelle Geers)

Single Ladies – Beyonce (Heather Ashley)

My Babe - Elvis Presley (Christa George)

Patch It Up - Elvis Presley (Christa George)

Stroke It Noel – Big Star (Clay Combs)

Fever – Takka Takka (Sherianne Bangham)

Pure Cane Sugar – John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives (Sherianne Bangham)

John Barleycorn Must Die – Traffic (F. Grant Whittle)

Richard – Billy Bragg (Richard Alley)

Street Walkin’ – Dan Aeurbach (Heather Dobbins-Combs)

Hazy Jane II -

Nick Drake (Tom Carty)

Nothing but Flowers – Talking Heads (Chris Wood)

Download part II here.


  1. thanks wally! tom snuck in there - awesome. chris submitted 40 by u2, actually. not sure how i steered you wrong there.

    love your commentary!