Carl Hammerdorfer

1/1/1961 Fort Dix NJ

Be kind.

The Playlist


  • Ring Them Bells Sarah Jarosz

    Dylan said, "I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don’t find it anywhere else. " This song gets to that, and it's done beautifully by Sarah J, a musician young enough to be his grand-daughter. Songs can be immortal.

  • Arthur McBride and the Sergeant Paul Brady

    This is the essence of the underdog showing the "master" who's boss: truth to power and truth winning.

  • Madan - Remixed by Gekko Salif Keita

    African music.... damn how we danced to that!

  • Make It Look Easy David Wilcox

    Sprezzatura... I remember an English prof at Univ. of Arizona talking about that in 1980, my first year of college. Always aspired to this, but never quite got there. David Wilcox captures the joy of the ideal.

  • This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) - 2005 Remastered Version Talking Heads

    Will you love me until my heart stops? Will you love me until I'm dead?

  • 1952 Vincent Black Lightning Richard Thompson

    a bike, a woman, an idea

  • Miles From Nowhere Yusuf / Cat Stevens

    lord, my body has been a good friend but I won't need it when i reach the end.

  • Middle Of The Road - 2007 Remastered Version Pretenders

    not sure, actually, but I always liked the rawness of "when you own a big chunk of the bloody third world the babies just come with the scenery."

  • The Dutchman Steve Goodman

    beautiful story about an old man...

  • That Wasn't Me Brandi Carlile
  • Please Don't Bury Me (Live) John Prine

    Love this sentiment.

  • You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go Bob Dylan

    My favorite song to do with Kathy, reminds me of Matthew, my dad, and everyone I love

  • Woodstock Joni Mitchell

    Joni has to be on this list.... that spirit, that genius, that beauty.

  • Over The Hills And Far Away Led Zeppelin
  • Wherever You Wanna Go Patty Griffin
  • Wall Of Death Richard & Linda Thompson
  • Tonya's Twirls Loudon Wainwright III
  • Night Rider's Lament Nanci Griffith
  • I Shall be Released - Take 1 Bob Dylan
  • Who Knows Where The Time Goes - First Demo 1969 Sandy Denny
  • (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, & Understanding Elvis Costello
  • Every Day I Write The Book Elvis Costello & The Attractions
  • Sitting Yusuf / Cat Stevens
  • Wild Billy's Circus Story Bruce Springsteen
  • Birches Bill Morrissey
  • Batoumambe Habib Koité
  • Ring Them Bells Bob Dylan

    Dylan said, "I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don’t find it anywhere else. " I kinda agree.

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