The Sully - September 14, 2019
September 16, 2019
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week from our September 14, 2019 show, “The Sully.” The band: Chris Thile, Sarah Jarosz, Mike Elizondo, Eric Doob, Armand Hirsch, Gabriel Kahane, Jeremy Kittel. — Lyrics: This is the Sully— —As fine a ship as you can sail from Le Havre France to New York of a mild October in the year of our lord 1832 Blessed be the quiet mind— —such as wielded by a Sully passenger named Samuel F.B Morse the nearly famous artist coming up for air post years of work and study Quiet be the weary mind That hovers o’er the water— —grateful to be homeward borne by true and perfect boredom Hallowed be its name ‘Cause— —weary be the troubled mind That hovers o’er the water With its lonely sons and daughter On the shore ahead And on the shore behind So much unfinished business But there ain’t a cure for distance Save a long long time Tick tick ticking several decks below in steerage next to less- considered travelers nothing but their fevers running wild from bed to bed To bed Quiet be their weary minds Between the old and new world No more to seek approval From the loved ones wedded to the shore behind Calling “y’all are gonna miss us, Unless you find the cure for distance” —and in that instant There it is A ceaseless current A boundless grid A prayer a potion With form and function To deliver us To each other From each other Racing be the blessed mind To a future long imagined Bright with glory, fame and fortune It had left for dead On the shore behind Jedidiah are you listening Your son has found a cure for distance And blessed be his quiet mind That hears the roaring of an instant God hath wrought the cure for distance And that cure is mine
Out In America: Washington D.C. - August 31, 2019
September 5, 2019
Originally from June 1, 2019: our comedian correspondent Tom Papa lands in Washington D.C. in the middle of a spring heat wave, cools off with a classic ice cream treat, joins a class trip that’s visiting the Jefferson Memorial, and encounters a potential spy near the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool. Tom’s book Your Dad Stole My Rake is available in paperback now. Find his tour dates and more at tompapa.com.
Failure Isn't Forever - August 31, 2019
September 2, 2019
Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Failure Isn’t Forever," from our August 31, 2019 show (originally from June 1, 2019). The band: Madison Cunningham, Mike Elizondo, Marcus Gilmore, Brittany Haas, Shaun Martin, and Ryan Scott. — Lyrics: In a sunburnt park Eating greenhouse tomatoes I warm to my work As worse comes to worst Singing heave ho ‘Cause failure isn’t forever Oh failures aren’t forever Unless they never try to do better We’ve left too big a mark Casted too long a shadow But failure won’t be forever Oh failures aren’t forever Unless they never try to do better We’re gonna need some believers To believe that failure isn’t forever It’s just a point in time to get better We welcome the dark That pours through unlit windows As worst recedes to worse And we warm to the work Singing heave ho Failure isn’t forever Oh failures aren’t forever Unless they never try to do better We’re gonna need some believers To believe that failure isn’t forever It’s just a point in time to get better
Out In America: Dallas - August 24, 2019
August 29, 2019
This week: Tom Papa heads to Dallas, where he visits Adair’s Saloon in Deep Ellum, shares a few beers with a large emotional cowboy, and talks donuts and marriage with the owner of a cupcake shop (originally from our April 6, 2019 show). Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.
Attention: The Universe - August 24, 2019
August 26, 2019
Download Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Attention: The Universe," originally from our April 6, 2019 show. The band: Madison Cunningham, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Trevor Lawrence Jr., and Shaun Martin. — Lyrics: Dit dah Dit dah Dit dah As in Alfred asks a bit of advice from his father And anxiously for another few hundred dollars (Dit dah) Dit dah (Dit dah) “Well son I believe a patient waiter is no loser And America believes in cash why disabuse her AKA yes here son good luck When you fall Fall hard Fall forward When you fail Fail out On and up Now go fill That wire With this message Attention: The Universe” Thus the future hangs on Vail iron and copper Thus the distance possible grows ever greater From father’s heart to Morses code’s lip’s "When you fall Fall hard Fall forward When you fall Fall hard Fall forward When you fail Fail out On and up Now go fill That wire With this message Attention: The Universe" Dit dah Dit dah As in Attention: The universe