Sunday, April 30, 2006

4/30/06 playlist

Mountain Greenery--Mel Torme (provide your own damn accent mark)
They Say It's Spring--Blossom Dearie
Joy Spring--Clifford Brown
Hot Shot--The Buena Vistas
I Want You So Hard (Boy's Bad News)--Eagles of Death Metal
The Way--Fastball
Pay Me My Money Down--Bruce Springsteen
Working for the Man--The Maisonettes
Honky Tonk Badonkadonk--Trace Adkins
Trouble--Lindsey Buckingham
Trouble--Mutual Admiration Society
Broken--The Guess Who
American Woman--The Guess Who
Cut to Pieces--The Turn
Even it Up--Nancy Wilson
Rain--Breaking Benjamin

Hour 2--Fraternal Twins

In the Summertime--Roger Miller
In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry
Change--John Waite
Change--Tears for Fears
Fly Away--Sugarland
Fly Away--Lenny Kravitz
A Girl Like You--Edwyn Collins
A Girl Like You--The Rascals
It Doesn't Matter Anymore--The Cyrkle
It Doesn't Matter Anymore--Buddy Holly
Boulevard of Broken Dreams--Tony Bennett
Boulevard of Broken Dreams--Green Day
Solitaire--Suzanne Vega
Solitaire--Nina Simone
Chains of Love--J.J. Barnes
Chains of Love--Erasure

Sunday, April 23, 2006

4/23/06 playlist

Theme from "Deep Throat"--Julius Wechter and the Baja Marimba Band
Last Tango in Paris: Jazz--Gato Barbieri
Long Walking Down to Misery--The Beau Brummels
Hanging by a Moment--Dondero High School A Capella Choir
Sweet Caroline--Langley Schools Music Project
Kentucky Woman--Neil Diamond
Margaret vs. Pauline--Neko Case
Pastoral--Alan Price (from "O Lucky Man!")
Arrival--Alan Price (from "O Lucky Man!")
Skip to the End--The Futureheads
Living on the Edge--Jim Capaldi
"Pigeons" from "Class Clown"--George Carlin
Poisoning Pigeons in the Park--Tom Lehrer
Persecuting Pigeons in Trafalgar Square--Bill Oddie
The Pigeon on the Gate--Davy Spillane
See Saw--The Moonglows
Time After Time--Cyndi Lauper & Sarah McLachlan

Hour 2--Sixties Chain Reaction

Something You Got--Chris Kenner
You Got What It Takes--Dave Clark Five
It Takes Two--Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
Two Faces Have I--Lou Christie
Have I the Right?--The Honeycombs
The Right Somebody to Love--The Mamas and the Papas
Love is Like an Itching in My Heart--Diana Ross & the Supremes
Heart and Soul--The Cleftones
Soul Man--Sam & Dave
Man with Money--A Wild Uncertainty
Money (That's What I Want)--Barrett Strong
I Want Candy--The Strangeloves
Candy Girl--The Four Seasons
Girl in Love--The Outsiders
Love in the City--The Turtles
The City is Crying--The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Crying Over You--Dave Clark Five

This show's casualty: "Run For Cover" by the Dells, which was cut for time--um, sure, why else? When the theme from "Deep Throat" can make the cut, after all...Perhaps another time. As I mentioned on the show, I stumbled upon the Deep Throat track by accident while looking for some other record (which I've forgotten now). It's a promotional record; wonder how much it was played at the time (if at all?)...and it skipped for the first time on the show!! Dammit. "Last Tango" seemed a natural pairing to it, being from the same time period, and another notorious 'sex' movie...and I like the soundtrack, of course...though quite honestly, my fave tracks this week came from Alan Price's soundtrack to the 1973 film "O Lucky Man!" starring Malcolm McDowell. Perfect--simple, direct and sincere music to accompany McDowell's simple, direct and sincere character on his filmic odyssey (Not the best film I've ever seen, but certainly interesting in a quirky way). I saw Erie, Toronto, Philadelphia, and Fort Lauderdale on the streaming server the night of the show. Pretty cool!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

4/16/06 playlist

Everybody's Somebody's Fool--Little Jimmy Scott
The Things We Do for Love--10cc
Lovefool--The Cardigans
From the Beginning--Emerson, Lake & Palmer
I Can't Stand It--Chris Whitley
Silent Sidekick--Spooner
Black Rain--Ben Harper
Crespuscule with Nellie--Thelonious Monk Quartet w/John Coltrane
Don't You Just Know It--Huey "Piano" Smith and the Clowns
Get Out Now--Tommy James and the Shondells
Draggin' the Line--Tommy James
I Wanna Do for You--Honk
Love No Longer--Gene Loves Jezebel
Don't Panic--Coldplay
Falling Forward--Julia Fordham

Hour 2--Simple food

Saturday Nite Fish Fry--Louis Jordan
Breakin' Bread--Fred Wesley and the JB's
Butter Boy--Fanny
Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee--Stick McGhee
Cheese Shop--Monty Python
Beans--Bo Carter
Eggs Over Easy--Martina Sorbara
Tea for Two--The Harmonicats
Honey in Your Hips--The Yardbirds
The Lemon Song--Led Zeppelin
No Milk Today--Herman's Hermits
Vegetables--The Beach Boys
Eat Steak--The Rev. Horton Heat
Chocolate--The Smothers Brothers
Black Coffee--Peggy Lee

Sunday, April 09, 2006

4/9/06 playlist

Move with Me—Tim Buckley
For Your Information—The Cedars
Tomorrow Never Knows—The Beatles
I Let My Baby Do That—Dion
Jacksonville—Sufjan Stevens
Cabin Essence—Brian Wilson
Tell Me When Did Things Go So Wrong—The Smithereens
Hum—The Sheila Divine
So Into You—Atlanta Rhythm Section
Stormy Monday—Lee Michaels
Any Major Dude Will Tell You—Steely Dan
In the Garden—Susan Tedeschi
Ta Douleur—Camille
Over the Moon—Tyro
Funky Broadway—Wilson Pickett
San Francisco Bay Blues—Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

Hour 2 (Themeless)

I’m Gonna Be Strong—Gene Pitney
Every Breath I Take—Gene Pitney
Caravan—Medeski Martin & Wood
Rub it In—Billy “Crash” Craddock
Come Crash—A.C. Newman
Crash Into Me—Dave Matthews Band
Crashing Down—The Pursuit of Happiness
All Touch—Rough Trade
My Babe—Little Walter
Love Me—The Little Willies
Getting Mighty Crowded--Betty Everett
Wade in the Water--Judy Henske
The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys--Traffic

Deejay error!: Judy Henske replaced Aretha Franklin's "I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You)"...it's OK, Aretha's played on lots of other stations every day--but hey, how often do you hear Judy Henske? :)

Everything else went pretty well! Once again, I wasn't sure whether or not there would be a program on after mine...last minute frantic knocking on the studio door.

Oh, and Amy Grant got scratched from this week's list. It was one of those obligatory "she was at IUP yesterday" (and she was, too...) tracks that became not so obligatory--heh. Holla if you want Amy Grant! Holla...

Saturday, April 01, 2006

4/2/06 playlist

Wrapping Paper--Cream
I Feel Free--Cream
Our Pen's Out of Ink--The Russian Futurists
Catch a Falling Star--Perry Como
April Fools--Rufus Wainwright
Shy That Way--Tristan Prettyman
It's Just a Little Bit Too Late--Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders
Closet Case--Skanic
Vehicle--AC-Rock
The Game of Love--Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders
Just Like This Train--Joni Mitchell
Retreat--The Rakes
Respect--Otis Redding
Hella Good--No Doubt
It's a Monster's Holiday--Buck Owens
Crying Time--Buck Owens
All Around the World--Lisa Stansfield

Hour 2--World Traveler

London Town--Wings
Amsterdam--Guster
Lady of Spain--Jack Convery and Friends
Marrakesh Express--Crosby, Stills & Nash
Diamonds from Sierra Leone--Kanye West
Istanbul (Not Constantinople)--They Might Be Giants
Midnight in Moscow--Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
On the Road to Mandalay--Frank Sinatra/Red Norvo Quintet
This is Japan--Jack Green
Trains to Brazil--Guillemots
Down in Mexico--The Coasters
Going to California--Joseph Patrick Moore
Giapponese a Roma--Momus
El Paso--Marty Robbins
Back Home Again in Indiana--Gary Burton

Random notes: I had downloaded a live version of a Tristan Prettyman song a few weeks ago, and liked it...was on the fence whether or not to buy her newest CD, "Twenty Three"...and I have to admit, the cover convinced me to go ahead. It didn't surprise me to find out that this woman is also a model. Her CD is a nice collection of simple acoustic pop, with featured guests Jason Mraz and G. Love popping in on a few tracks...Just so you know, I've had the Russian Futurists song in my jukebox for a few months now, but only this week does its insistent refrain keeps nagging at my brain. See if it does the same for you (and I'm sorry if that's--um--not a good thing)...Really, the main reason Perry follows the RF is that I thought his song has a similar type repetitive groove, albeit, 50s-style, of course...hey, just try and overlay the two songs...the cover of the Ides of March's "Vehicle" was a nice surprise that I found on Brian Ibbott's podcast "Coverville" last week (not that the program was last week's...anyhow...). Brian does a really nice job at presenting a charming, low-key podcast with some interesting stuff every week (and my God, more than once a week...how do these bloggers do it? Do they have jobs? Do they have families and/or lives? Heh.)...I do love ellipses...My two fave songs on the program this week are both from the UK...The Rakes with their itchy, nervous, driving beat (seems to be a trend lately) and Guillemots' utterly beautiful song, beautifully produced as well, I might add. It sounds great...As I will probably say in my geeky way on my show on Sunday, "It's a Monster's Holiday" is a song I recall from my childhood. Someone must have bought it for me. I don't remember asking for it, though in general it is difficult to remember things that happened when you were 6 in great detail...I hope I have enough time to play the Sinatra song; it's a live track that has stage banter that I always find interesting, and I hope you do, too...OK, that's quite enough for now! (Or is it...a few last minute additions to the show, and in the interest [whose?] of full disclosure..."Wrapping Paper" was a bonus cut, cos I mistakenly cued up track 1 instead of track 2 [which is "I Feel Free"]...and...wonder of wonders, I actually had extra time in the second half of the show to put in Momus' "Giapponese a Roma"...musta been cos I didn't talk a whole lot this week? [updated 4/2])