August 02, 2010


For the next few weeks, I’ll be simulcasting Varnercast! on 77 Santas.  Varnercast! started as a kind of joke, I suppose.  The first episode opened with the theme music to Meet the Press, and it seemed very important.  I was in the moment, and I just called the thing Varnercast!  The exclamation mark is crucial.

The music is typically very eclectic.  These are songs that PC and I love—and, as is often the case, I include some songs I want him to hear.  You’ll get a little bit of country, a little bit of rock n roll, and my voice guiding you through.  Each Varnercast! is around an hour in length.

You can find Varnercast! episodes, and lots more, on

Interview Excerpt – Vak Ranga Rao (from Yeti)
It Ain’t Easy – Ron Davies
Easy Street – NEWS
It’s So Easy When You Know What You’re Doing – Ted Lucas
Easy to Be Hard – Aquarian Age
You’ll Do It All the Time – Jim Dickinson and the New Beale Street Sheiks
Big Mouth USA – Jim Ford
Homemade Songs – Bobby Charles
Cast Your Ship Upon Rain – Aran Ruth
Morning Glory – Mac Gayden
Hiding – Ko + Friends
Comes A Time – Hooded Figures
Rhiannon – The Langley Schools Music Project
You and Your Sister – Chris Bell
When the Pin Hits the Shell – Drive By Truckers
Fire On the Mountain – The Marshall Tucker Band
Ten-Penny Bit – from Classic Maritime Music from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Sawmill Man – Glen Bolick
Oscar’s Cannon Ball – Goose Island Ramblers
I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party – The Beatles