Sunday, November 02, 2008

Show #152--11/2/08

Immigrant Song—Led Zeppelin
Bury the Ghost—Dosh
Life on Mars?--David Bowie
Oh Well—Fleetwood Mac
You Are the Best Thing—Ray LaMontagne
Tane Mahuta—The Ruby Suns
Supersonic—Suddenly, Tammy!
Figure Eight—Blossom Dearie
Skating Away (on the Thin Ice of the New Day)—Jethro Tull
Untitled/These Things Happen—David Van Tieghem
Red & Purple—The Dodos
Pieces—The Bridges

Hour 2—Parlour Game: Echoes of Last Week

I hope most of my shows hang together reasonably well, but it's occurred to me more than once that sometimes my themes are somewhat obscure (like, 'why these songs?'). So it is with this week's theme, and I figured that the term "parlour game" would denote an unusually marginal theme, and one that more than likely edifies the host and only the host--though I hope the set is listenable enough. So anyhow...last week Jim filled in for me, and me brain started working as some of the songs he programmed reminded me of other similar titles, and as an added twist, I tried to include a number or number variant in each title, like Jim also did. That's reflected in the playlist below. Second hour songs are in bold, and Jim's selections (the original inspirations) follow in parentheses...Told you it was obscure!--Marc

853-5937—Squeeze (867-5309/Jenny—Tommy Tutone)

One Man Woman/One Woman Man—Paul Anka & Odia Coates
(You Two Timed Me One Time Too Often—Helen O’Connell)

Thirteen Women—Bill Haley (Two Lovers—Mary Wells)

One of the Millions—XTC (One in a Million—The Romantics)

Three Ways from Tomorrow—Spanky & Our Gang

(Five Definitions of Love—Spanky & Our Gang)

My One and Only Love—Tom Warrington Trio (You’re the One—The Vogues)

The Postman Always Rings Twice (Main Title + Dialogue)--George Bassman

(One Less Bell to Answer—The Fifth Dimension)

Can’t Wait One Minute More—CIV (One Minute to One—Ricky Nelson)

Six O’Clock—The Lovin’ Spoonful (Five O’Clock World—The Vogues)

(1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count the Days—Patti Labelle (1,2,3—Len Barry)

One of These Nights—Eagles (One Fine Morning—Lighthouse)

Ten O’Clock Your Time—The Waxwings (Six O’Clock News—John Prine)

Nine Pound Hammer—Chet Atkins/Marcel Dadi

(A Hundred Pounds of Clay—Gene McDaniels)

Route 66—Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra (Route 16—The Diablos)

Fifteen Minutes—Kirsty MacColl (One More Minute—“Weird Al” Yankovic)

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