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Guest DJ Project Paul F Tompkins

From: KCRW
Series: KCRW's Guest DJ Project
Length: 10:14

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Comedian Paul F Tompkins had a sheltered upbringing but he introduces us to the Billy Bragg song that prompted his emotional awakening, a Mama Cass track that marks his move from East Coaster to proud Californian as well as a sentimental song that captures his relationship with his wife. Read the full description.

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Comedian Paul F Tompkins had a sheltered upbringing but he introduces us to the Billy Bragg song that prompted his emotional awakening, a Mama Cass track that marks his move from East Coaster to proud Californian as well as a sentimental song that captures his relationship with his wife. Paul’s stand up special “Laboring Under Delusions” airs on Comedy Central on April 21.
 
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Tracks
1. Billy Bragg - The Milkman of Human Kindness
2. Cass Elliot - California Earthquake
3. The Killers - All These Things That I've Done
4. Ella Fitzgerald - Someone to Watch Over Me
5. Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around

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Piece Description

Comedian Paul F Tompkins had a sheltered upbringing but he introduces us to the Billy Bragg song that prompted his emotional awakening, a Mama Cass track that marks his move from East Coaster to proud Californian as well as a sentimental song that captures his relationship with his wife. Paul’s stand up special “Laboring Under Delusions” airs on Comedy Central on April 21.
 
For More: http://paulftompkins.com/
http://www.jokes.com/


Tracks
1. Billy Bragg - The Milkman of Human Kindness
2. Cass Elliot - California Earthquake
3. The Killers - All These Things That I've Done
4. Ella Fitzgerald - Someone to Watch Over Me
5. Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around

Transcript

Anne: Hi, I'm Anne Litt and I am here with actor and comedian Paul F. Tompkins and today we will be playing excerpts of songs he selected that have inspired him over the years as part of the KCRW Guest DJ Project. So Paul, let's jump right in, what did you bring for us today?

Paul: Let us jump right in. The first song is "The Milkman of Human Kindness" by Billy Bragg. The first time I listened to it, I did not like it at all. I was intrigued by the solo electric guitar. I’d never heard anybody else do that before. You know, I've heard singers/songwriters with acoustic guitars but that opening riff to that song really grabbed me. But the guy's voice, it was like ‘Who is this guy with this thick cockney accent, this is terrible!’ but there was something about it that compelled me to listen to it over and over and over again and I eventually became like a huge fan.

Song: Billy Bragg - "...
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Additional Credits

Host Anne Litt