Here's a great Monday morning eye opener. Liz Berg played "Saquito" by Diana Ureta, described by Liz as "out there and fun." Listen to how the whimsy of this track segues into the much rougher textures of Kraus. Not good enough? You can get Ureta's work on the WFMU Free Music Archive. '
If you woke earlier than me, you may have heard Frank O'Toole on More Exciting Moments playing "I''ve Been Trying," a track from DJ Shadow's new album, The Less You Know, The Better. The blues may not come to mind when you first hear the track, but Shadow's song takes on a blues essence when played by Frank next to "Black Girl," done here by Long John Baldry and Maggie Bell. This is a Leadbelly song passed down through generations, changing lyrics and titles. Nirvana covered the track under the name "Where Did You Sleep Last Night."