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    FAR #42  (JANUARY 2003)  

FAR and AWAY: BEST OF 2002

  1. Freda & The Firedogs (Plug) *CP/*DJ/*MT/*NA/*PP/*RJ/*SJ/*ST

  2. Justin Trevino: The Scene Of The Crying (Lone Star) *DWB/*JF/*JP/*RT/*S&D/*TA

  3. Sonny Landreth: The Road We're On (Sugar Hill) *GS/*JB/*MF/*ND

  4. Billy Joe Shaver: Freedom's Child (Compadre) *LH/*MM

  5. Johnny Cash: American IV; The Man Comes Around (American) *DN/*MO

  6. Kathleen Edwards: Failer (Zoe) *AR/*RC

  7. Meanflower: ...a distant episode (Planetary) *BC/*JS
    VA: Making Singles, Drinking Doubles (Bloodshot) *TJ

  8. Kenny Roby: Rather Not Know (Morebarn) *DWT/*TW

  9. Michael Waters: Fertile Ground (Tire Swing) *RH

  10. The Sadies: Stories Often Told (Outside) *HTR

  11. Buddy Miller: Midnight And Lonesome (Hightone) *PT

  12. Magic Car: Yellow Main Sequence (Tiny Dog) *JT

  13. Steve Earle: Jerusalem (Artemis) *H&R

  14. Waco Brothers: New Deal (Bloodshot) *DF
    Chris Wall: Just Another Place (Cold Spring) *EW/*LW

  15. Tom Armstrong: Songs That Make the Jukebox Play (Carswell) *BP

  16. Annita: What Goodll It Do Me (Continental) *BL/*KF
    Bill Neely: Austins Original Singer-Songwriter (Lost Art) *DA

  17. Rod Picott: Stray Dogs (Welding Rod)
    The Shiners: See Rock City (Planetary) *CZ

  18. Missy Roback: Just Like Breathing (Hear Kitty) *JRS

  19. Audrey Auld: Losing Faith (Reckless) *KD
    Randy Howard: I Rest My Case (Sugar Hill) *EB
    James McMurtry: St Mary Of The Woods (Sugar Hill)

  20. Catherine Irwin: Cut Yourself A Switch (Thrill Jockey) *BR
    Beaver Nelson: Legends Of The Super Heroes (Freedom) *SG
    VA: A Salute To The Heroes Of Texas Swing (Textrak) *JH

  21. Deke Dickerson In 3-Dimensions! (Major Label) *DC
    Bob Dylan: Live 1975; The Rolling Thunder Revue (Columbia Legacy)
    Tim Easton: Break Your Mothers Heart (New West) *DY

  22. Kip Boardman: Up In The Stars (Ridisculous) *AL
    Grey De Lisle: Homewrecker (Humminbird) *TO
    Stan Martin: Cigarettes And Cheap Whiskey (Twangtone)

  23. Kinky Friedman & Billy Joe Shaver: Live From Down Under (Sphincter) *TG
    The Guthries (Haysale) *JWE

  24. Joe Craven: Mo Joe (Blender Logic Creative Arts) *WR
    Honi Deaton & Dream: What Should Have Been (CMG) *MA
    Dave Evans: Just Look At Me Now (Rebel) *CL
    Liz Foster: Indecision (Slippery) *RB
    Amy Fradon: Small Town News (Leo Rising) *SMJ
    Terri Hendrix: The Ring (Wilory) *TT
    Lisa Miller: 2 weeks in Texas (Kin Ship) *MP
    Mark David Manders: Highs And Lows (Blind Nello) *EGB
    Leland Martin: Simply Traditional (?) *H&H
    Marylin: From Now On (?) *RW
    David Norris: Southern Son (self) *FW
    Ron Orlando & Mystery Train: Jasper, Texas (self) *RP
    Rockhouse Ramblers: Torch This Town (Haydens Ferry) *PR
    Kate Rusby: 10 (Compass) *MR
    Mark Selby: Dirt (Vanguard) *MD
    The Swindles: Songs In The Key Of T (MJW) *SC
    Martha Schuyler Thompson: No Visible Means of Support (Cottage Industry) *SM
    VA: Hillbilly Rock (Magnum) *RS

FAR charts are compiled from reports sent in by actual DJs with freeform (i.e. no playlists) radio shows on public, college and community stations round the country (and world).  Each of them lists the four albums they took most pleasure in playing, one of which can be their Album of the Month (designated by a * and their initials). 

NOTE: starting this month, reporters' top three picks will be indicated. Album of the Month is still the reporter's initials with an asterisk, #2 is just the initials, #3 the initials in lower case.



Here's a schedule of FAR shows online 

THIS MONTH'S CAST OF CHARACTERS:
AB: Allen Baekeland, CJSW, Calgary CAN
AL: Aleksandar Lazarevic, Radio Politika YUG
AR: Al Riess, WBNY, Buffalo NY
BC: Bill Conner, KNBT, New Braunfels TX
BF: Bill Frater, KRCB, Santa Rosa CA
BL: Billy Lee, NEAR/Caroline IRL
BP: Bruce Price, KNON, Dallas TX
BR: Bruce Ross, KZSU, Stanford, CA
BW: Bill Wagman, KDVS, Davis CA
CL: Craig Lammers, WBGU, Bowling Green OH
CD: Chris Darling, WMPG, Portland ME
CH: Carol Harrison, CIUT, Toronto CAN
CM: Chip Meshew, KCSS, Turlock CA
CP: Jamie Hoover (Cow Patti), KSUT, Ignacio, CO
CW: Chad Williams, WCBN, Ann Arbor MI
CZ: Carl Zimring, WRCT, Pittsburgh PA
DA: Dan Alloway, KTEP, El Paso TX
DB: Dave Bryce, Fresh FM, Nelson, NZL 
DC: Dave Chamberlain, WRFG, Atlanta GA
DF: Dan Ferguson, WRIU, Kingston RI
DJ: David John,  KTRU, Houston TX
DN: Dan Nemeth, CiTR, Vancouver CAN
DO: Dan Orange, KZSC, Santa Cruz CA
DT: Dwight Thurston,  WWUH, West Hartford CT
DWB: David Besonen, KNON, Dallas TX
DWT: Dave Tilley, WXDU, Durham, NC
DY: Doug Young, KRCL, Salt Lake City UT
EB: Erika Brady, WKYU, Bowling Green KY
EE: Evan Emerson, KJHK, Lawrence KS
EGB: Eric Black 101FM, Logan City, Queensland, AUS
EW: Eddie White, 2RRR, Sydney AUS
FF: John Patterson (Fat Farm), KZSC, Santa Cruz CA
GJ: Greg Johnson, KRXO, Oklahoma City OK
GS: Gerd Stassen, Radio Ems-Vechte-Welle GER
H&H: Barry Wass (Honkytonks & Heartaches), 3 Inner, Melbourne AUS
HTR: John Smith (Hit The Road), WEBR, Fairfax VA
JE: Julie Espy, KUCI, Irvine CA
JF: Joe Farara, WJSC, Johnson VT
JH: John Hauser,  KOOP, Austin TX
JP: Joe Pareres, KSYM, San Antonio TX
JR: John Roths, KEOS, College Station TX
JRS: Jeremy Schaar, WSUM, Madison WI
JS: Jacques Spiry, RCF, Lyon FRA
JT: Matt Schuyler (Johnny Timewarp), WFCS, New Britain CT
JVB: Jos Van Den Boom, BRTO, Bergen op Zoom, NLD
JW: John Weingart, WPRB, Princeton NJ
JZ: Jon Ziegler, WMSE, Milwaukee WI
KC: Kay Clements, KWMR, Point Reyes CA
KD: Ken Date2RRR, Sydney AUS
KF: Kirsty Fitzsimons, Radio Anna Livia, Dublin IRL
KL: Kip Loui, KDHX, St Louis MO
KR: Kim Rogers, KVMR, Nevada City CA
LC: Laura Cantrell, WFMU, East Orange, NJ
LG: Linda Guebert, KPFZ, Lucerne CA
LH: Lost Highway KUSP, Santa Cruz CA
LW: Larry Weir,  KDHX, St Louis MO
MA: Mathias Andrieu, NSEO, Paris FRA
MDT: Mark Taylor, WVUD, Newark DE
MM: Mark Mundy, KNON, Dallas TX
MP: Michel Penard, ISA Radio, Pont de Beauvoisin FRA
MR: Mike Regenstreif, CKUT, Montreal CAN
MSMT: Mike Trynosky,  WCNI, New London CT
MY: Michael Young, WFPK, Louisville KY
NA: Nancy Apple, WEVL, Memphis, TN
ND: Nico Druyf, Radio Hoorn, NLD
PP: Richard Schwartz (Professor Purple), KZMU, Moab UT
PR: Peter Rost, WWUH, West Hartford CT
PT: Doug Neal (Progressive Torch & Twang),  WDBM, East Lansing MI
R&HL: Roz & Howard Larman, KPIG/ WUMB Boston MA/ KPFZ Lucerne CA/ Plains FM NZL
RB: Rob Banes, KEOS, College Station TX
RC: Rick Cornell, WXDU, Durham, NC
RD: Renee Dechert, Powell WY
RH: Rolf Hierath, Radio RheinWelle, Wiesbaden GER
RJ: Rik James, KGLT, Bozeman MT
RM: Rod Moag, KOOP, Austin TX
RMS: Lynne Greenamyre (Rockabilly Mood Swing) KKFI, Kansas City MO
RP: Ray Pieters, Radio Milo, Mol BEL
RR: Joe Snyder (Radio Ranch), WDVR, Sergeantsville, NJ
RS: Rob Silverberg,  WCUW, Worcester MA
RT: Raúl Tejeiro, Cabildo-Mas, Montevideo URY
RW: Rein Wortelboer, Radio Venray, NLD
SB: Stu D Baker, KRXS, Globe/Phoenix AZ
S&D: Steve Scott & Denise DeLeon, KNMX, Las Vegas, NM
SC: Jim Beal Jr (Señor Crusty), KSYM, San Antonio TX
SG: Steve Gardner,  WXDU, Durham NC
SH: Steve Hathaway, KKUP, Cupertino CA
SJ: Suzanne Jameson, KXCI, Tuscon AZ
SM: Susanne Millsaps, KRCL, Salt Lake City UT
SMJ: Steve Jerrett, KOPN, Columbia MO
ST: Steve Terrell, KSFR, Santa Fe NM
TA: Tom Ayres, WRUV, Burlington, VT
TF: Tom Funk, KGLP, Gallup NM
TG: Thomas Greener,  KVMR, Nevada City CA
TH: Tristessa Howard, WTTU, Cookeville TN
TJ: Tom Jackson,  WLUW, Chicago IL
TO: Theo Oldenburg, Radio Winschoten, Holland NLD
TS: Ted Smouse, Radio Del Ray, Washington DC
TT: Troy Tyree, WICN, Worcester, MA
TW: Thom Wodock, WDVR, Sergeantsville NJ
VL: Vida Lee, KKUP, Cupertino CA       
VP: Vicki Pepper, KUCI, Irvine CA
WH: Wade Hockett,  KBOO, Portland OR
WR: Wesley Robertson, KVMR, Nevada City CA
WT: Doug Tucker,  KWVA, Eugene OR

FAR is compiled by John Conquest for 3rd Coast Music Magazine.   ©2003 John Conquest


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