Self Help Radio 1/25/22: Darkness

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Tue, 01/25/2022 - 12:00am to 3:00am
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Self Help Radio 012522: Darkness


It was dark out, let's have a show about darkness!

If it were only that simple.  While it's true that tonight Self Help Radio celebrates darkness, it's not for something so glib.  Instead, it's a celebration of the realization that the darkness in Portland - by virture of its trees or its geography or by something more arcane & strange - is of a different quality than the darkness in other places.  Okay, maybe there aren't as many streetlights as in, say, Dallas.  For whatever reason, darkness is being celebrated tonight.

Celebrated in song, to be sure, but also with discussions: the show's favorite librarian talks about books about darkness, & three guests, variously describing themselves as followers, supporters, or servants of darkness, are interviews.  & maybe there's more.  Certainly there's a lot of talking, perhaps to try to drown out the fear of darkness.

Turn the lights off, close the blinds, sit in darkness, & listen.

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    12:02
    Artist
    Gamith
    Song
    Darkness
    Album
    Carolina Funk
    Label
    Jazzman
  • Time
    12:05
    Artist
    Leonard Cohen
    Song
    Darkness
    Album
    Old Ideas
    Label
    Columbia
  • Time
    12:09
    Artist
    The Hussy
    Song
    Darkness
    Album
    Galore
    Label
    Southpaw
  • Time
    12:19
    Artist
    Broken Records
    Song
    A Darkness Rises Up
    Album
    Let Me Come Home
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    12:23
    Artist
    Laura Marling
    Song
    Darkness Descends
    Album
    I Speak Because I Can
    Label
    Ribbon Music
  • Time
    12:27
    Artist
    Carl Bradney
    Song
    Slipping Into Darkness
    Album
    Darker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown 1973-1980
    Label
    Blood & Fire
  • Time
    12:29
    Artist
    Bow Wow Wow
    Song
    Prince Of Darkness (12" Version)
    Album
    Your Box Set Pet (The Complete Recordings 1980-1984)
    Label
    Cherry Red
  • Time
    12:34
    Artist
    Pere Ubu
    Song
    Heart Of Darkness
    Album
    Datapanik In The Year Zero
    Label
    DGC
  • Time
    12:48
    Artist
    PJ Harvey
    Song
    Dear Darkness
    Album
    White Chalk
    Label
    Island
  • Time
    12:50
    Artist
    George Harrison
    Song
    Beware Of Darkness (Demo Version)
    Album
    All Things Must Pass
    Label
    Capitol
  • Time
    12:54
    Artist
    David Ruffin
    Song
    World Of Darkness
    Album
    My Whole World Ended
    Label
    Motown
  • Time
    12:58
    Artist
    Rue Royale
    Song
    Even In The Darkness
    Album
    Rue Royale
    Label
    Very Fine
  • Time
    1:02
    Artist
    Julie Doiron
    Song
    Darkness To Light
    Album
    I Thought Of You
    Label
    You've Changed Records
  • Time
    1:12
    Artist
    Purple Mountains
    Song
    Darkness & Cold
    Album
    Purple Mountains
    Label
    Drag City Records
  • Time
    1:16
    Artist
    Earth Girl Helen Brown
    Song
    Flower Of Darkness
    Album
    Four Satellites, Vol. 1
    Label
    In The Red
  • Time
    1:19
    Artist
    Joyce Dunn
    Song
    Turn Away From Darkness
    Album
    Lost & Found: The Blue Rock Record Story
    Label
    Mercury
  • Time
    1:23
    Artist
    Friend & Lover
    Song
    Reach Out Of The Darkness
    Album
    Reach Out Of The Darkness
    Label
    Verve Forecast
  • Time
    1:26
    Artist
    Gram Parsons
    Song
    In My Hour Of Darkness
    Album
    Grievous Angel
    Label
    Reprise
  • Time
    1:38
    Artist
    King Khan & The Shrines
    Song
    Darkness
    Album
    Idle No More
    Label
    Merge Records
  • Time
    1:42
    Artist
    Raymond Listen
    Song
    Let Darkness Fall
    Album
    Licorice Root Orchestra
    Label
    Shimmy Disc
  • Time
    1:47
    Artist
    Norma Jenkins
    Song
    Reachin' Out In Darkness
    Album
    Patience Is A Virtue
    Label
    Desert Moon Records
  • Time
    1:50
    Artist
    Sparklehorse
    Song
    Heart Of Darkness
    Album
    Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
    Label
    Capitol Records
  • Time
    1:52
    Artist
    Sweet Trip
    Song
    Darkness
    Album
    You Will Never Know Why
    Label
    Darla
  • Time
    2:06
    Artist
    Bruce Springsteen
    Song
    Darkness On The Edge Of Town
    Album
    Darkness On The Edge Of Town
    Label
    Columbia
  • Time
    2:10
    Artist
    The Mekons
    Song
    Only Darkness Has The Power
    Album
    The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll
    Label
    Twin/Tone
  • Time
    2:13
    Artist
    Robyn Hitchcock
    Song
    Let There Be More Darkness
    Album
    Invisible Hitchcock
    Label
    Glass Fish
  • Time
    2:16
    Artist
    True Moon
    Song
    Our Own Darkness
    Album
    True Moon
    Label
    Lövely Records
  • Time
    2:20
    Artist
    Pauline Murray & The Invisible Girls
    Song
    Screaming In The Darkness
    Album
    Pauline Murray & The Invisible Girls
    Label
    Illusive
  • Time
    2:23
    Artist
    Kelley Stoltz
    Song
    Darkness Too
    Album
    Ah! (Etc)
    Label
    Agitated Records
  • Time
    2:33
    Artist
    Richard & Mimi Farina
    Song
    Children Of Darkness
    Album
    Reflections In A Crystal Wind
    Label
    Vanguard Records
  • Time
    2:36
    Artist
    The Kinks
    Song
    Little Miss Queen Of Darkness
    Album
    Face To Face
    Label
    Pye
  • Time
    2:39
    Artist
    Gil Bateman
    Song
    Daddy Walked In Darkness
    Album
    Knock You Flat! (The Northwest Battle Of The Bands Volume Two)
    Label
    BeatRocket
  • Time
    2:43
    Artist
    Wild Billy Childish & CTMF
    Song
    The Darkness Was On Me
    Album
    Last Punk Standing... & Other Hits!
    Label
    Damaged Goods
  • Time
    2:46
    Artist
    Chelsea Wolfe
    Song
    American Darkness
    Album
    Birth Of Violence
    Label
    Sargent House
  • Time
    2:53
    Artist
    Curtis Mayfield
    Song
    Right On For The Darkness
    Album
    Back To The World
    Label
    Curtom

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