This may be a bit redundant, given that I email Karl Erik with each new episode's release, but with White Man Stew closed, I thought I'd migrate the Dreamtime podcast episode list to the Expecting Rain Forums.
The Dreamtime Podcast
is occasional commentary on Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, usually about something Dylan has said during one of his shows that has intrigued me, or digging a little deeper into the story of the musician or song. Occasionally, I go off on a tangent that has little or nothing to do with "Theme Time."
The shows can be listened to on the site, or you can subscribe through the RSS Feed or through iTunes. If you're more visual than audio, show notes/scripts are also on the Dreamtime site, as well as links to sources or for further information.
I'm trying to do one a week, and, like Dylan, have 50 targeted. Here's links to the episodes to date...
Episode 1 - Elvis & Dino
- The Presley/Martin connection (Weather)
Episode 2 - The Ol' Ball Game
- The story behind "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" (Baseball)
Episode 3 - A Single Olive
- Victor Feguer's last meal (Jail)
Episode 4 - Tiny, I never saw a Toronto Maple Leaf hockey game.
The Tiny Tim/Dylan connection. (Flowers)
Episode 5 - Two voices from Chronicles
- Fred Neil and Karen Dalton (Chronicles
Episode 6 - Juneteenth and Fatso
- The song and the singer (Summer)
Episode 7 – The donkey that wouldn't die
- On "Hee Haw" (Mothers)
Episode 8 - 14 Views of the Big City
- A tone poem (Theme Time intros)
Episode 9 - The Outro
- On Coco Shinomiya, Eddie Gorodetsky, and Top Cat (Theme Time closing credits)
Episode 10 – Too religious for the country crowd, too country for gospel fans
- The Louvin Brothers (Devil)
Episode 11 - All mobbed up
- Ol' Blue Eyes and the Rat Pack croon for Pete Epsteen's Pontiac (Cars)
Episode 12 - Love, Theft, and Emails
- In which Your Host spins some platters and reads emails ("Love and Theft" antecedents)
Episode 13 - Stay away from planes and automobiles
- A Theme Time roll call of musician wrecks and crashes (Various Theme Time episodes)
Episode 14 - Working for the Yankee dollar
- The twisty history of "Rum and Coca-Cola" (Drinking)
Episode 15 – I ran at Bakersfield
- The James Dean/Dylan connection (Cars)
Episode 16 – "Gene Vincent said, 'Bubba, let's go on tour'"
- High School U.S.A. the "Facenda Freeze" and more than 15 minutes of fame. (School)
Episode 17 - October in the Railroad Earth
- On Jack Kerouac - defest of poets (Rich Man, Poor Man).
Episode 18 - High on a Mountain
- this one on Ollabelle (the band) Ola Belle Reed (the musician), and Levon Helm's Midnight Rambles. (Bible).
Episode 19 - That Ol' Black Magic
- Dreamtime has its Bob Dylan mask on with a special Halloween show that includes The Little Man Who Wasn't There; Samantha Stephens; Peggy Lee; Jerry Lewis; The Five Blobs; a young Bob Dylan; a Dylan imitator; Judy Garland; The Jitterbug; and The Munsters. (Halloween)
Episode 20 - Heart of Mine
- A show done on the road, so Your Host's audio quality isn't of the best, but maybe Maria Muldaur's stunning live redition of "Heart of Mine" will make up for the audio engineering problems. Also, some information on Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour and an excerpt from Kitty Wells 1952 hit, "It wasn't God who made Honky-Tonk Angels." (There ain't nuthin' about that woman I don't like)
Episode 21 - Def Poets Society
- That's def
, not deaf, Fred. A primer on defness for the somewhat - like me - thick, plus a poetry reading and thoughts on Richard Farina. (Def poetry)
Episode 22 - All Along the Watchtower
- Some brief thoughts on All Along the Watchtower
, inspired by Kimo Watanabe's stark, spooky cover version performed on ukelele. Yes, ukelele. (No Theme Time content in this one)
Episode 23- In Search of Eddie G.
- Writer, musicologist, Mix Master, cartoon character, game inventor, radio producer, Eddie G. seems to have re-invented himself as many times as Bob Dylan. (On Theme Time's producer)
Episode 24 - 1953 and Changes in the Wind
- Dreamtime closes out 2006 with a turn around the radio dial and a look back at a year when music was about to change forever... 1953. (Dogs)
Episode 25 - The Name Game
- In the first show of 2007, Dreamtime does a semi-countdown using Women's Names, inspired by Episode 35 of Theme Time. Where else will you find the Ramones and Allan Sherman on the same playlist? (Women's Names)