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Achilles Tenderloin on Leave it to Cleaver

2016/01/31. WECI 91.5 FM. Leave it to Cleaver

Radio Interview and In-Studio Performances with Achilles Tenderloin, January 31, 2016

Sunday evening, I had the pleasure of an hour in the studio at WECI 91.5 FM with Steve Cleaver and Charles Ramsey on Leave it to Cleaver. We played music, had great conversation, and even heard a little poetry from Steve himself! Use the player below to stream the recorded show, or click here to visit the track on Soundcloud.

Achilles Tenderloin on Leave it to Cleaver
Achilles Tenderloin on Leave it to Cleaver, WECI 91.5 FM

Amid conversation on a wide range of topics, I played four Achilles Tenderloin tunes, including two new songs which will appear on my forthcoming recording project, Snakes & Ladders (more on that later!). The four songs I played (click titles for lyrics) were Little Girl Blue, Cold Morning, Howling at the Earth, and a currently untitled song about not taking advice from dead people. Read more

Underwater (2004)

Underwater (2004)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

There’s so much beauty in this world.
I don’t know if I’ll ever see again.
They say I’ve got my daddy’s eyes.
I keep my eyes closed underwater Read more

Ivy Fountain Blues (2004)

Ivy Fountain Blues (2004)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

There’s a fountain in Greece that the Greeks left for dry.
Ivy spills from its lips, water changed into vines. Read more

The Bath (2004)

The Bath (2004)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

I just can’t sleep tonight,
the rain like fingers tappin’ on the panes;
so I’m just going to close my eyes and wait. Read more

Batmarine Man (2003)

Batmarine Man (2003)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

The time for huntin’ rodent-fish has gone down with the moon.
Now, you’re hangin’ upside-down,
with your wing-fins wrapped around you like tortillas. Read more

Steel Hammer Blues (2004)

Steel Hammer Blues (2004)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

John Henry never dropped the hammer he was born to hold.
His back was strong as steel and now his hands are just as cold. Read more

Heelstone Mary (2004)

Heelstone Mary (2004)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

Locked in your bedroom
and lookin’ right up at you
shakin’ your hair in the ceilin’ lamp, wearing
your florescent halo,
like a sunwatchin’ heelstone.
I’m head under heel, as you’re
foldin’ me into your dawn. Read more

Daisy May (2004)

Daisy May (2004)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

When I went down—when I went down—
when I went down, just to see how my lady lay,
she was sittin’ right there, by that that same gray stone,
just where I left her yesterday. Read more

Indiana Swan Song (2006)

Indiana Swan Song (2006)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

One day, I’ll spy you in a churchyard,
with a blush on your face
and say, “I’ll be your first rebellion,
if you’ll be my savin’ grace;” Read more

Doppler Blues (2013)

Doppler Blues (2013)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

It’s been a long time comin’,
but it’ll go by mighty fast.
It’s been a long time comin’,
but it’ll go by mighty fast.
Because my lover love tomorrow so,
she always leave me in the past. Read more