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Playlist from 12/31/2008 @ 9:00pm

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Richard Thompson

Happy Days And Auld Lang Syne
The Old Kit Bag 2003 via Silverline
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Bon Iver

Skinny Love
For Emma, Forever Ago 2008 via Jagjaguwar
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Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

Beat (Health, Life and Fire)
We Brave Bee Stings and All 2008 via Kill Rock Stars
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Born to Be Your Man
From The Mountain To The Sea 2008 via Fader Label
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Billy Bragg

I Keep Faith
Mr. Love & Justice 2008 via Anti
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11:40 pm
W@W - January 14th (click for more info)
For the January edition of WYCE at Wealthy, we present "Buster In Blue", a screening of the classic Buster Keaton silent film "The General", accompanied LIVE by an original score from local band Blue Dahlia. The film stars Keaton as a Confederate railroad engineer who has two loves-- his girl, and his engine. Blue Dahlia will create music for the film that will transport you into the story, steaming along with a groove inspired by The Meters, Edgar Allen Poe, traditional Irish and American tunes, coupled with tango, bluegrass and rock ‘n’ roll. The show begins at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, January 14th. Tickets are $4 in advance, $8 the day of the show and are available by visiting or the Wealthy Theatre Box Office. This show at Wealthy Theatre is made possible with support from The Black Rose Irish Pub. Additional support comes from Ether LAN Portal. Proceeds from this show benefit 88.1 FM WYCE.

The Holmes Brothers

Close the Door
State Of Grace 2006 via Alligator Records
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Uno Lo Mio Y Lo Tuyo
Gozo Poderoso 2000 via Sony International
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Death Cab for Cutie

Grapevine Fires
Narrow Stairs 2008 via Atlantic
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Jenna Mammina

Watching The Detectives
Under the Influence 1999
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11:20 pm
People's Choice Jammies! (click for more info)
In celebration of 10 years of WYCE Jammies, for the first time we're putting the vote in your hands! Starting January 1st, stop by to cast your ballot for the Best Local Album of the Year and Best New Local Artist of the Year. The People's Choice awards will be handed out at Jammies Ten, Tuesday February 17th at the smoke-free Intersection.

Geoff Muldaur

The Wild Ox Moan
The Secret Handshake 1998 via Hightone Records
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Allison Moorer

I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl
Mockingbird 2007 via New Line Records
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Martha Wainwright

Jesus and Mary
I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too 2008 via Zoe Records
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Domestic Problems

Hey Bartender
Patiently 2001 via Triple Rock Records


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Popa Chubby

Sweet Goddess of Love and Beer
Booty And The Beast 1995 via Sony
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11:00 pm
WYCE Sunday Night Lineup (click for more info)
Coming to this week's Sunday night lineup... from 6 to 8 pm, host Ogie Dreyer presents Legacy, featuring classics that have led to WYCE's progressive sound. Then from 8 to 10 pm, join host Mike Scot for The British Infusion, with a grooving soundtrack of British rock, blues and soul. and at 10 it's The Guest List with Michael Cunningham - this week, author and educator Dr. Randall Jelks shares the soundtrack to his life! It's all new this Sunday night on 88.1 FM WYCE.


Port Na Caillich (The Old Crone)
Choice Language 2003 via Sanctuary Records
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Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks

Where's The Money?
Where's the Money? 1971 via Mca
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Todd Rundgren

It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference
With a Twist 1997 via Capitol
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Yep. Todd Rundgren did a bossa nova album in 1997. Go figure...

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Pa' bailar
Mar Dulce 2008 via Decca
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Tracy Chapman

Sing for You
Our Bright Future 2008 via Atlantic
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10:40 pm
Be Green in 09 (click for more info)
If you’ve made a resolution to live green in o-nine, start by recycling! Grand Rapids residents can call the City’s Waste Not program at 456-3232 to get details on free recycling. If you live in another part of Kent County, visit the County’s website at for more info.

JJ Grey & Mofro

By My Side
Country Ghetto 2007 via Alligator Records
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Sky Blue Sky 2007 via Nonesuch
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Terri Binion

One More Number
Leavin' This Town 1997 via Daemon Records
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The Final Solution

I Don't Care
Brotherman 2008 via Numero
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10:20 pm
Pre Jammie Jams! The Mickeys / Joel Mabus (click for more info)
As we gear up for the 10th Annual Jammie Awards, coming February 17th, WYCE and the Meanwhile Bar present a trio of Thursday night events at Wealthy Theatre. The Pre-Jammie Jams are back! Each night, we'll present extended sets from a pair of Jammie-nominated artists. Up first, on January 22nd at 8 pm, join us for The Mickeys and Joel Mabus. The Mickeys are led by twin sisters Amy & Julie Mickey, whose compelling sibling harmonies propel a mix of Americana, Celtic and Blues. Joel Mabus is a Michigan music legend playing in support of two 2008 releases - Retold and the Joel Mabus Omnibus. Also on the way in the series, it's Breathe Owl Breathe and Rachael Davis Thursday, January 29th. And on February 5th we present Tomas Esparza and Delilah DeWylde. Tickets for The Mickeys and Joel Mabus are just $5 in advance, $10 the day of the show. Tickets may be purchased through or the Wealthy Theatre Box Office. The Meanwhile Bar will host Afterglow Parties immediately following the Pre-Jammie Jams.

Candye Kane

Wrap Around Joy
Whole Lotta Love 2003 via Ruf (Idn)
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Nick Lowe

So It Goes
Jesus of Cool 2007 via Yep Roc Records
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Brazilian Girls

Losing Myself
New York City 2008 via Verve
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Swan Dive

Heart of Glass
Swan Dive 2000 via Compass Records
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Ruckus Roboticus

Taking Turns
Playing With Scratches 2007 via Grease
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10:00 pm
(Generic) In the Image (click for more info)
“In the Image” is in urgent need of gently used clothing donations to provide families the opportunity to find the clothes they need at no charge to them. In The Image is located at 1823 South Division, three blocks north of Burton at the corner of Division and Rose.

The Bad Plus

Let Our Garden Grow
Suspicious Activity? 2005 via Sony
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Rustic Overtones

Long Division
Long Division 1995 via Ripchord
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Marc Broussard

Man for Life
Keep Coming Back 2008 via Atlantic
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9:40 pm
The Literacy Center of West Michigan (click for more info)

As many as 1 in 8 adults in west Michigan cannot read or write above a ninth grade level.  Low literacy often prevents these individuals from accessing the rich social and economic resources in our community.  

You can make a difference by becoming a tutor.  No special skills are needed - just an ability to read and write in English and a passion to help someone else do the same.   

For more information, call Literacy Center of West Michigan at 616 459-5151 or sign up for a volunteer orientation online at "Literacy Center W M dot org."

Jason Collett

Hangover Days
Idols of Exile 2005 via Arts & Crafts
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What you can look forward to tomorrow... hangover day(s)! Backing vocals from Emily Haines and (Leslie) Feist.

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Muddy Waters

Champagne & Reefer
King Bee 1981 via Sony
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Wow, is your New Year's Eve gonna be this crazy?

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Alejandro Escovedo

Always a Friend
Real Animal 2008 via Back Porch
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Iron & Wine

The Devil Never Sleeps
The Shepherd's Dog 2007 via Sub Pop
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Si Hecho Palante
Ticklah Vs. Axelrod 2007 via Easy Star Records
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9:20 pm
Cabin Fever Blues Series - Nick Moss & The Flip Tops (click for more info)
WYCE and The West Michigan Blues Society present the 2009 Cabin Fever Blues Series every Saturday night in February at Billy's Lounge. The series kicks off with Nick Moss and The Flip Tops on February 7th. Chicago blues is the specialty of guitarist Nick Moss who recently opened up for Buddy Guy. Though the golden era of Chicago blues is long past with many of its key players deceased or retired, this young Chicagoan stands tallest in the current generation of blues performers. That's Nick Moss and The Flip Tops, February 5th at Billy's Lounge with doors opening at 8:00pm. For more information, please visit the concert page at wyce dot org


Achados e Perdidos 2005 via Quannum Projects
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The Heavy

Great Vengeance and Furious Fire 2007 via Counter Records
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King Floyd

Hard To Handle
Choice Cuts 1994 via Waldoxy Records
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Moxy Fruvous

The Lazy Boy
Bargainville 1993 via Atlantic
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G. Love & Special Sauce

Wont'cha Come Home
Superhero Brother 2008 via Brushfire Records
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9:00 pm
Toast and Jams (click for more info)
From 7 to 9 weekday mornings, Toast and Jams fortifies your day with WYCE’s eclectic commercial-free music! At 8:20 we bring you The First Amendment Quote of the Day – a salute to free expression from notable figures past and present. At 8:30 it’s Earth and Sky: A Clear Voice for Science. Plus in-studio interviews with local non-profit organizations, artist birthday celebrations and This Day in Music. Toast and Jams! weekday mornings on listener sponsored 88.1 FM WYCE!