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The Jewel Case: The Show About Nothing (06.07.08)

This week on the Jewel Case, we're doing a show about NOTHING: songs about nothing and nowhere. Not only that, but we've got a truly mind-bending lineup of artists to play and sing about it. George Jones? Check. Dead Meadow? Check. Lena Horne? Check. Those aren't even the most out-of-left-field ones. But first...

  • Lilys- Dimes Make Dollars
  • Nick Lowe- Shting Shtang
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse- Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Live)
  • Talking Heads- Road To Nowhere
  • The Blind Boys Of Alabama- I Can See Everybody’s Mother (R.I.P. Clarence Fountain)
  • Pink Floyd- Fearless
  • Prince- Musicology (Happy Birthday to Prince)
  • Tom Jones- Hard To Handle (Happy Birthday to Tom Jones)
  • The Byrds- Fido (Happy Birthday to Clarence White)
  • Beastie Boys- Body Movin’ (Fatboy Slim Remix)
  • Wire- I Am The Fly
  • Follakzoid- Trees
  • The Ethiopians- Everything Crash
  • The London Experimental Jazz Quartet- Destroy The Nihilist Picnic

And now for the theme: The Show About Nothing

  • Stevie Wonder- You Haven’t Done Nothin’
  • Living Colour- Talkin’ Loud And Sayin’ Nothin’
  • James Brown- I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothin’ (Open Up The Door, I’ll Get it Myself)
  • Lee Hazlewood- Nothin’
  • Tyson Meade- Nihilists Need Love Too
  • Mac Curtis- That Ain’t Nothin’ But Right
  • Sanford Clark- It’s Nothing To Me
  • Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup- She Ain’t Nothin’ But Trouble
  • Sammy Davis, Jr.- I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’
  • Lena Horne- I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues
  • Dead Meadow- Dusty Nothing
  • Black Sabbath- Into The Void 
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- Empty
  • The Blues Magoos- (We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet
  • Townes Van Zandt- Nothin’
  • Brainiac- Noth1ng 3V3r Chan935
  • The Marcus King Band- Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With That
  • The Small Faces- All Or Nothing
  • Hurray For The Riff Raff- Nothing’s Gonna Change That Girl
  • Elliott Smith- Ballad Of Big Nothing
  • Keith Richards- Nothing On Me
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats- Howling At Nothing
  • Marlene Dietrich- No Love, No Nothin’
  • Mose Allison- Do Nothing ‘Till You Hear From Me
  • George Jones- Ain’t Nothin’ Shakin’ But The Leaves
  • The Beatles- Nowhere Man
  • Michael Kiwanuka- You’ve Got Nothing To Lose
  • The Beach Boys- Busy Doin’ Nothin
  • Traffic- Empty Pages
  • Billy Preston- Nothing From Nothing
  • The Velvet Underground- Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ 

Join Tod Weidner on Thursday, 8-11pm for The Jewel Case, a weekly celebration of all manner of musical goodness: deep cuts, forgotten treasures, and curiosities with a new theme each show spanning all genres, eras and locales. 

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