Out In America: St. Louis - May 25, 2019
May 27, 2019
Tom Papa heads to St. Louis, fights off a spring allergy attack, laments the addictive nature of phones and social media, and attends a Cardinals game with an amorous fan named Val. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.
Monette and the Milkman - May 25, 2019
May 27, 2019
Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Monette and the Milkman," from our May 25, 2019 show. The band: Rachael Price, Josh Dion, Chris Eldridge, Alan Hampton, Alex Hargreaves, and Gabriel Kahane. — Lyrics: “Monette”He whispers at the backdoor“This is just a trap yourLoving folks have setBut you don’t have to spring itGather up your things it’sTime you placed yourOwn bet”MonetteReplies “boy don’t I know itBut I’d be disowned ifI just up and leftIn the middle of the plan toRaise our family’s standingBy what man I wedMy mom and his are in the parlorTalking guest list dresses drinks and ringsMy father asked his then he asked my father no one’s bothered asking meSo MilkmanLover boyAdam whatcha afterA partnerOr a pretty toyAdam whatcha afterI’m almost scared ask ‘causeWhat if you’re too scared to ask me too and—“MonetteI’m after marrying a goddessGiving her just cause toBless the day we metYeah we’ll be in San DiegoSpreading avocadoOn our morningToast yet”MonetteReplies “well ain’t that niceBut dear a high societyGirl daren’t acceptWhy don’t you run along and partyWith those movie stars andGive them my regretsMy mom and his are in the parlorOn to what our children’s names should beMy father asked his then he asked my fatherAnd that’s quite enough for me”MilkmanLoverboy“Monette”His heart sinks as he whispers“Well I guess that’s it forThis huh please forgetThat I so misunderstood usAs my train rolls good-guy--Like into theSunset”MonetteReplies “Christ on a crackerHon, I’m kidding, packed, andNot a bit upsetBut since you couldn’t tell I’dChase your love to hell ifThat were where it ledSo MilkmanLover boyIt’s off to CaliforniaI’m your partnerYour my pretty toyAnd we’re off to California”
Out in America: Kansas City - May 18, 2019
May 22, 2019
In a look back to our January 12 show, Tom Papa starts 2019 with a visit to wintry Kansas City, where he learns about a bit of family drama from a stranger in the hotel lobby and meets a jovial man named Big Daddy at a BBQ joint. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.
Fail Better (Three Advil and a Coffee) - May 18, 2019
May 22, 2019
Download Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Fail Better (Three Advil and a Coffee)" — originally from our January 12, 2019 show. The band: Gaby Moreno, Mike Elizondo, Tyler Chester, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, and Trevor Lawrence Jr. — Lyrics: Three Advil and a coffeeCould cure whatever ailed meIn my twenties:Sunlight loomed like a wall(On a late morning after)I woke up in a well(They threw me a ladder)I said “thank God for y’all(I thought I was a goner”)They said “we're happy to help (At least ‘til you’re older)Soon it won’t be last call(That’s leaving you hammered)It’ll be the plight of the world(And the vanity of your efforts)So keep your eye on the ball(Your mind over matter)And they’ll help find you a girl(Sooner or later)And when you fall down a well(She’ll throw you a ladder)And when the world goes to hell(You can crawl out together)Singing‘Darling you’re my AdvilDarling you’re my coffeeIn the bitter light of morningDarling you’re my AdvilDarling you’re my coffeeIn the bitter light of 2019Everybody trying to do the right thingIf only for their own’”So Darling be my AdvilDarling be my coffeeIn the bitter light of morningDarling be my AdvilDarling be my coffeeIn the bitter light of 2019Everybody’s trying to do the right thingWho knows? It might get done
Out in America - May 11, 2019
May 13, 2019
Our comedian correspondent Tom Papa heads to New York City for some glorious fall weather, visits a Manhattan dog park, meets some colorful NYC characters, and gets a taste of Halloween in the Big Apple (originally from our October 27, 2018 episode). Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.