The Word Man

The Word Man on Swamp Radio plays you favourite tunes from his collection of free Word magazine discs that he compiled over the years that British magazine was in print. It’s gone now, but the memory and great songs linger. Word Man will also read from some of the articles found in said mag, including the classic Best and Worst features.

  • Word Man, Episode One. Featured subjects: best and worst singers; Paul McCartney interview; Nick Drake album review; Word of Mouth section, featuring Mark E. Smith; Ursula Le Guin; Verboten Verse segment. Featured music: Suzanne Vega, Lucinda Williams, The Fireman (AKA Paul McCartney), Johnny Dowd.
Word Man episode one

Sample playlist:

  • Freeway – Aimee Mann
  • Drag the Lake, Charlie – Drive By Truckers
  • I Live – Dan Arborise
  • The Love Me Or Die – CW Stoneking
  • Keep Your Silver Shined – Devon Sproule
  • The Lucky One – Au Revoir Simone
  • Paper and Glue – Emma Pollock
  • Holding Back the Night – Findlay Brown
  • Berkeley Girl – Harper Simon
  • High, Wide and Handsome – Loudon Wainwright
  • Pluto – Claire and the Reasons
  • If Wishes Were Horses – Lucinda Williams
  • Etoile – Monade