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Ned Wharton and Liane Hansen
Ned Wharton and Liane Hansen.
Credit: npr.org

As music director of Weekend Edition Sunday, Ned Wharton supervises music continuity for the show, keeps tabs on what's new and noteworthy in the music world and produces many of the artist features heard on our program.





August 31, 2003

Take a listen to two projects from a guy named E (a.k.a. Mark Oliver Everett):

Eels 'Shootenanny' album cover
'Shootenanny!'

The Eels: 'Shootenanny!'
The fifth release from E's group is Shootenanny! on DreamWorks. It's quirky, creatively produced pop featuring sometimes dark lyrics.

audio button Listen to an audio clip of "Saturday."

audio button Listen to an audio clip of "Restraining Order Blues."

audio button Listen to an audio clip of "Rock Hard Times."

'I Am the Messiah' album cover
MC Honky's 'I Am the Messiah'

MC Honky
E's funky and funny alter-ego, MC Honky, mixes Shakespeare sonnets and self-help spoken word from found vinyl to create a swingin' CD called I Am the Messiah on spinART records.

audio button Listen to an audio clip of "Baby Elephant Rock-a-Bye."

audio button Listen to an audio clip of "A Good Day to Be You ."

audio button Listen to an audio clip of "3 Turntables & 2 Microphones ."


Other Resources

more icon Visit The Eels' Web site.

more icon Visit the Dreamworks Records Web site.

more icon Visit MC Honky's Web site.

more icon Visit the spinArt records Web site.

more icon Sample the animated MC Honky video "Sonnet No. 3 (Like a Duck) at MTV's Web site.

more iconThe CDs mentioned in Director's Cuts are available for purchase online.

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