Monday, December 28, 2009

Show #213--1/3/10

Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)—Rockpile
Kick Drum Heart—The Avett Brothers
Wild Mountain Honey—Steve Miller Band
Borrowed Feet—Assembly of Dust
Laconia—Christina Courtin
Curlylocks—Baby Fox
Golden Hours—Brian Eno
The Sky in Japan is Always Close to You—Caroline Peyton
Nothing at All—Bill Puka
We’re All Looking—Steve Winwood
Shimmy Shimmy Ya—El Michels Affair
Turkish Bath (Single)—Don Ellis Orchestra

Hour 2—70’s Chain Reaction

This is an audience participation hour, scheduled for 9pm this Sunday. How do you participate? Help me choose a playlist with these chains of songs, by clicking which 70s playlist I should play on Sunday night (over there on the right!)

First we start off with this set:

I’m Walkin’—Doug Kershaw
Walkin’ with a Mountain—Mott the Hoople
Mountain Woman—The Kinks
Woman of Heart and Mind—Joni Mitchell
Mind Games—John Lennon
Games People Play—Shirley Scott

See how the titles link together?…Now here's where your choice comes in.
You have 2 pathways that break away from the Shirley Scott tune.
Which would you rather hear?

Here’s Chain 1:

Play Me—Neil Diamond
Me and My Baby Got a Good Thing Going—Lyn Collins
Going to California—Led Zeppelin
California Nights—Sweet
Nights Are Forever Without You—England Dan & John Ford Coley
You Used to Kiss the Girls—John Hiatt
Girls Talk—Dave Edmunds
Talk to Me of Mendocino—Kate & Anna McGarrigle

And here’s Chain 2:

Play on Love—Jefferson Starship
Love Fire—Jigsaw
Fire in the Hole—Steely Dan
Hole in My Life—The Police
Life in a Day—Simple Minds
Day After Day—Badfinger
Day Dreaming—Aretha Franklin

Don’t know some of the music above? Don’t let that dissuade you. Go with your musical ‘gut’ and have a vote! The chain that gets the most votes by 9pm Sunday night, obviously, will be the one I play. Thanks!

Chain #1 won with 7 votes.  Chain #2 received 6 votes. 
Thanks for participating!!

And remember: During the month of January, I'll be on the air every Thursday from 6-10pm. If you like what you hear on Sunday, give Thursday a try...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Extra samplers during January

Just a note: I'll be on the air more than usual during semester break. Starting December 31 and continuing through the month of January I'll be filling in on Thursdays from 6-10pm. What to expect? Well, does the phrase 'thrown together' mean anything to you?

More than likely, I'll be playing more vinyl than usual, odd stuff, whatever strikes me--no rhyme or reason. Feel free to contact me at the station if there's something you'd like to hear: 724-357-WIUP, or via AOL Instant Messenger, keyword IUPRADIO.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Show #212--12/27/09

I Want Your (Hands on Me)—Sinead O’Connor
Journal of Ardency—Class Actress
I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On—Robert Palmer
Automatic—The Pointer Sisters
Every Little Bit Hurts—Title Tracks
Your Body Not Your Soul--Cuby & the Blizzards
Leave Us and Forgive Us—Alberta Cross
The Dethbridge in Lethbridge—The Rural Alberta Advantage
Part of Me—Electric Tickle Machine
Shy—Ani Difranco
Lies—The Black Keys
Cure My Blues—Ellen McIlwaine
Tears—The Phenomenal Handclap Band

Hour 2—New Beginnings

A theme hour devoted to that grand idea that we can all ‘start over,’ clean slate and all…Hey, new year, new direction, right?

(Just Like) Starting Over—John Lennon
Try Me One More Time—David Bromberg
Home—The Ides of March
Starting All Over Again—Mel & Tim
Turn Back the Hands of Time—Tyrone Davis
I’m a Changed Man—Otis Redding
We’ve Got to Get it On Again—The Addrisi Brothers
Throw Her Away (and Get a New One)—Sparks
You Turned Me Around—Felix Cavaliere
Move Out, Move On—Koufax
Brand New Start (Live)—Paul Weller
A Change—Sheryl Crow
Like a Virgin—Madonna
A New Career in a New Town—David Bowie
I’m a New Man—Jason Ricci & New Blood

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Show #211 (The Real One)--12/20/09

Ramble Tamble—Creedence Clearwater Revival
Wrong—Archers of Loaf
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)—The Rolling Stones
Blackberry—Apostle of Hustle
Drumming Song—Florence & the Machine
Tumble in the Rough—Stone Temple Pilots
Take it In—Hot Chip
Love My Way—The Psychedelic Furs
Mary Lee Jones—Lindsey Buckingham
Someday, Someway—Robert Gordon
Rumble—Link Wray and his Ray Men

Hour 2—Best of 2009 with Dr. Gonzo

I had a great time tonight with our 'best of' retrospective!

This is not quite the order of what was played, but I think this is (almost) a full list. (M) for Marc's picks, (G) for Gonzo's. You can check out Gonzo's commentary on his selections by visiting his blog here. For my selections, you'll have to make your own commentary...

Brother Sport—Animal Collective (M)
Bang!--The Raveonettes (G)
Made to Measure—Umphrey’s McGee (M)
When We Swam--Thao with the Get Down Stay Down (G)
Southern Point--Grizzly Bear (M)
Treat Me Like Your Mother--The Dead Weather (G)
Shark Suit—UUVVWWZ (M)
Never Had Nobody Like You--M. Ward (feat. Zooey Deschanel) (G)
Mermaid Struggle—Beep Beep (M)
Daniel--Bat for Lashes (G)
Great Are the Piths—Bibio (M)
1901--Phoenix (G)
The Sleeping Prophet—The Paper Hats (M)
Psychic City/Voodoo City--YACHT (G)
Dump Me Hard—Roger Klug (M)
Shelter--The XX (G)
Weak for Me—Nite Jewel (M)
Crying Lightning--Arctic Monkeys (G)
Chasing Pirates--Norah Jones (M)
Kiss My Name--Antony & the Johnsons (G)
Chasing Pirates—Norah Jones (M)
French Navy--Camera Obscura (G)
Cousins—Vampire Weekend (M)
Skeletons--Yeah Yeah Yeahs (G)
Two Doves—Dirty Projectors (M)
Love Letter to Japan--The Bird and the Bee (G)
The Great Defector—Bell X1 (M)
Andrew—Crystal Antlers (M)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Show #211--12/13/09

Basketball'd into submission. Proceed to next week's playlist.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Show #210--12/6/09

The High and the Mighty—Donnie Iris & the Cruisers
Percussion Gun—White Rabbits
Beat Crazy—Joe Jackson Band
And the Beat Goes On—The Whispers
Hella Good—No Doubt
Cousins—Vampire Weekend
Ladies of Cambridge—Vampire Weekend
Going Nowhere—Los Bravos
I Happen to Love You—The Myddle Class
Radium Girls—Memoryhouse
One of Our Submarines—Thomas Dolby
Just the Way it Goes—Red Rider

Unsigned: Two Weeks Notice--A Dog Named James (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hour 2—Gender Bending

An hour loosely inspired by songs/groups exploiting (in the best possible way, yeah?) gender confusion.

Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?—The Barbarians
Da Doo Ron Ron—Ian Matthews
It’s My Party—Bryan Ferry
I’m a Boy—The Who
Have You Seen Jackie?—The Dukes of Stratosphear
Lola—The Kinks
Is She is or Is She Ain’t?—The Charmer
Black Rice—Women
My Girl Bill—Jim Stafford
A Boy Named Sue—Johnny Cash
Sweet Transvestite—Tim Curry
Highly Inflammable—X-Ray Spex
Boys Keep Swinging—David Bowie

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Show #209--11/29/09

Heard it in a Love Song—The Marshall Tucker Band
Face Down in the Dressing Room—Steve Gollnick
Home—Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Why Do I Feel Alone—The RFD
Straight Aero—Jeff Thomas
Get Higher—Black Grape
Back of Love—Burning Airlines
He’s Gonna Step on You Again—John Kongos
New Love Grows on Trees—Peter Doherty
Sound the Alarms—Immaculate Machine
Train Song—Feist + Ben Gibbard
In My Life—Jake Shimabukuro
We’re for the Dark—Badfinger

Hour 2—40 Years Ago:
Billboard Hot 100 Spotlight, November 29, 1969

Volunteers—Jefferson Airplane (#85)
Fancy—Bobbie Gentry (#75)
Cupid—Johnny Nash (#65)
Okie from Muskogee—Merle Haggard (#61)
We Love You, Call Collect—Art Linkletter (#48)
A Brand New Me—Dusty Springfield (#40)
Evil Woman, Don’t Play Your Games with Me—Crow (#38)
Tracy—The Cuff Links (#27)
Holly Holy—Neil Diamond (#18)
Baby I’m for Real—The Originals (#14)
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye—Steam (#5)
Take a Letter Maria—R.B. Greaves (#4)
Wedding Bell Blues—The 5th Dimension (#3)
And When I Die—Blood, Sweat & Tears (#2)
Come Together/Something—The Beatles (#1)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Show #208--11/27/09 (Friday Sampler)

A few extra hours on the air this week, from 6-8pm (EST, he clarified. Hmm.), and a special show with a new mix at the top and an encore hour that follows. New show this coming Sunday, too! (Give thanks. Throw money.)

The Great Defector—Bell X1
Feel Good Inc.—Gorillaz
Evening Life—The XYZ Affair
Any Moment Now—Koufax
These Are the Laws—Judie Tzuke
Norway—Beach House
Life on a Chain—Pete Yorn
River of Orchids—XTC
Free—Deniece Williams
Woman to Woman—Shirley Brown
I Need Your Lovin’—Teena Marie
Vehicle—Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna

Hour 2—Guide to Life (from 5/3/09)

Deteriorata—National Lampoon
If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out—Cat Stevens
Spanish Pipedream—John Prine
Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen)—Baz Luhrmann
Learn How to Fall—Paul Simon
Always Keep an Edge on Your Knife—Corb Lund
Respect Yourself—The Staple Singers
You Can Get it if You Really Want—Jimmy Cliff
No Sex—Chris Rock
You’ve Got to Believe in Something—Spin Doctors
You Learn—Alanis Morissette
Desiderata—Les Crane

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Show #207--11/22/09

As it turns out, I'm on for four hours tonight, filling in for Dr. Gonzo, who normally follows me. I'm gonna try and steal his groove between 10-12, and play more dancier and funkier tracks than I normally do. That said: Here's what the 8-10pm show should look like:

Only Heaven Knows—Kevin Ayers
Why Oh Why—Sweetwater
The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil—Jefferson Airplane
A Small Package of Value Will Come to You, Shortly—Jefferson Airplane
Young Girl Sunday Blues—Jefferson Airplane
Games for Days—Julian Plenti
Well, Well—Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Willie and Laura Mae Jones—Nancy Wilson
Fool for You—The Impressions
Wack Wack—The Young Holt Trio
Investigate—Major Lance
At the Top of the Stairs—The Formations
Mr. Jin—Art Blakey

Hour 2—Sire Records (Part 2)

Pop Muzik—M
Only You—Yaz
Genius of Love—Tom Tom Club
America is Waiting—Brian Eno & David Byrne
I Shot My Manager—Gruppo Sportivo
Ca Plane Pour Moi—Plastic Bertrand
Message of Love—The Pretenders
Tainted Love—Soft Cell
Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now—The Smiths
People Are People—Depeche Mode
Chains of Love—Erasure
Torture—The Replacements
Season of Hollow Soul—k.d. lang

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Show #206--11/15/09

Changes—The Zombies
Birds Fly Away—Theresa Andersson
Brick People Chant—Grampall Jookabox
Help I’m Alive—Metric
Bi-Curious—Roger Klug
Free Me—Roger Daltrey
While You Wait for the Others—Grizzly Bear
Vox Humana—Kenny Loggins
Tyranny—The Stabilizers
One for Me and You—Climax Blues Band
A Hundred Hearts—The Swimmers
You—Abra Moore
Possession—Sarah McLachlan

Hour 2—Sire Records

I’m Coming Home—The Deviants
Granny Takes a Trip—The Purple Gang
Christine I—Peter Kelley
A Commercial Proposition—Matthews’ Southern Comfort
Insurance—Climax Chicago Blues Band
Taking Some Time On—Barclay James Harvest
Hocus Pocus—Focus
Caribbean Moon—Kevin Ayers
Crazy Talk—Chilliwack
Blitzkrieg Bop—Ramones
The Book I Read—Talking Heads
Get Over You—The Undertones
Shake Some Action—The Flamin’ Groovies

Next week: More Sire Records, from 1979, and onward...

Caribbean Moon (1973)--Kevin Ayers

I'm not saying this video represents the entire second hour of tonight's sampler, but I thought it was fairly hilarious, and only gets better as it progresses. Ladies and gentlemen, the song stylings and banana dances of Kevin Ayers and friends.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Show #205--11/8/09

“Allegro II” from Water Music—Jacques Loussier Trio
Sail on, Sailor—The Beach Boys
Waterfall—Daniel Rossen
Jesus Was a Crossmaker—Judee Sill
Stoned Soul Picnic—Laura Nyro
Chasing Pirates—Norah Jones
Afterglow of Your Love—The Small Faces
I’m Not Tryin’ to Hurt You—The Outsiders
I Need Love—The Third Booth
Pride of Man—Quicksilver Messenger Service
Fire—Jimi Hendrix Experience
Borrowed Feet—Assembly of Dust
Drowning on Dry Land—Albert King
Solid Ground—Steve Hackett

Hour 2—For the Birds

Hummingbird—Seals & Crofts
Hummingbird, Go!—Theresa Andersson
Green Jay—Christina Courtin
On the Wings of a Nightingale—The Everly Brothers
Mockingbird—Charlie & Inez Foxx
Tennessee Birdwalk—Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
Bird Calls—Charles Mingus
Parrot Sketch—Monty Python
Birdhouse in Your Soul—They Might Be Giants
Bluebird—Paul McCartney & Wings
Albatross—Fleetwood Mac
Rare Bird—Eliza Gilkyson
Seagull—Joe Bonamassa

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Show #204--11/1/09

Zombies—The Laughing Dogs
The Horror—RJD2
Synchronicity II—The Police
No Nations—Jets Overhead
Ghosts—Mark Geary
Devil Got My Woman—Skip James
Satan is Real/Straight to Hell—Hank Williams III
Life is a Carnival—The Band
Ti-Bidon—Michel Pagliaro
Reflected Smile/Veteran Cosmic Rocker—Moody Blues
The Show Must Go On—Three Dog Night
Sideshow—Blue Magic
Fables—The Dodos
The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance—Vampire Weekend

Hour 2—Kid Stuff

My Body’s a Zombie for You—Dead Man’s Bones
Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)—Pink Floyd
Nothing to Worry About—Peter Bjorn and John
All is Love—Karen O and the Kids
Sweet Caroline—Langley Schools Music Project
I Won’t Grow Up (from “Peter Pan”)—Mary Martin
(Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard—Cat Stevens
Sing—The Carpenters
Daddy What If—Bobby Bare
Little Children—Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas
The Kids Are Alright—The Who
Kids in America—Kim Wilde
Them Kids—Sam Roberts

Karen O, in her "Wild Things" outfit.
A pic sooo cute I couldn't not post it for this week!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Show #203--10/25/09

Oh No—Andrew Bird
Sometimes—Kenny Rankin
I Say Fever—Ramona Falls
Temperature—Sean Paul
Yankee Wheels—Jane Aire & the Belvederes
Bring My Cadillac Back—Baker Knight
Cadillac (from “La Dolce Vita”)—Nino Rota
Goin’ Down That Road—Ersel Hickey
Forty Miles of Bad Road—Duane Eddy
Numbers and Such—Steve Gollnick
White Trash Wedding—Dixie Chicks
I Hear You Knocking—Dave Edmunds
Full Circle—Charlotte Hatherley
400 Metres—Sloan
Coming Up (Live in Glasgow)—Paul McCartney & Wings
Lunch Box/Odd Sox—Paul McCartney & Wings

Hour 2-- 80s A’s and B’s

Dirty Money—Swing Out Sister
Breakout—Swing Out Sister
Soft Dog—Peter Gabriel
Shock the Monkey—Peter Gabriel
Hoover Factory—Elvis Costello
Clubland—Elvis Costello
Die Young Stay Pretty—Blondie
Turn Around—Devo
Whip It—Devo
Not Say Goodbye—Tommy Tutone
867-5309/Jenny—Tommy Tutone
Dancing in the Dark—Bruce Springsteen
Pink Cadillac—Bruce Springsteen

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Show #202--10/18/09 (Encores)

From 7/26/09:

Woodstock—Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Stay on the Ride—Patty Griffin
America—Simon & Garfunkel
Back Seat of a Greyhound Bus—Sara Evans
Little Bribes—Death Cab for Cutie
A Man in a Suitcase—Roy Grainer
You Don’t Where Your Interest Lies—Dana Valery
What a Day—The Contrasts featuring Bob Morrison
Time Has Come Today (Original Version)—The Chambers Brothers
Soldier of Love—Arthur Alexander
Anna (Go to Him)—The Beatles
No One Knows—Asa
Bridge Over Troubled Water—Roberta Flack

Hour 2 (from 12/28/08; Hot 100 Spotlight, December 1973)

Abra-Ca-Dabra—The DeFranco Family (#95)
Big Time Operator—Keith Hampshire (#81)
Love Reign O’er Me—The Who (#76)
Baby Come Close—Smokey Robinson (#59)
I Can’t Stand the Rain—Ann Peebles (#42)
Painted Ladies—Ian Thomas (#37)
D’yer Mak’er—Led Zeppelin (#20)
Let Me Be There—Olivia Newton-John (#17)
Just You ‘n’ Me—Chicago (#13)
Show and Tell—Al Wilson (#8)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road—Elton John (#5)
The Joker—Steve Miller Band (#4)
Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)—Helen Reddy (#3)
The Most Beautiful Girl—Charlie Rich (#2)
Time in a Bottle—Jim Croce (#1)

Back "live" next week with 80's A's & B's in the theme hour...
hit singles and their fab flip sides!

Friday, October 09, 2009

Show #201--10/11/09

Little Bribes—Death Cab for Cutie
The Jean Genie—David Bowie
City—Capitol K
Walking with a Ghost—Tegan and Sara
Love, Save the Empty—Erin McCarley
Dream a Little Dream of Me—The Mamas & the Papas
Two Doves—Dirty Projectors
Shopping Trolley—Beth Orton
Before it Breaks—Brandi Carlile
My Maria—B.W. Stevenson
Looper’s Corner—John Renbourn & Stefan Grossman
Say What—Jesse Winchester
Wot—Captain Sensible
So What—Candy Dulfer

Hour 2—A Round of Remakes

Got My Mind Set on You—George Harrison
Harlem Shuffle—The’s
Psycho—The Fibonaccis
Sexual Healing—Hot 8 Brass Band
Man Smart, Woman Smarter—Big Wu
Street Fighting Man—Lake Trout
A Wonderful Guy—Nellie McKay
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat—John Renbourn & Stefan Grossman
Maps—Rogue Wave
Hit the Road Jack—Stampeders
All Shook Up—Ry Cooder
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Live)—Otis Redding
Land of 1000 Dances—Round Robin

Monday, October 05, 2009

Sunday Sampler 10/4/09 (Mystery Theme)

Here's last night's Mystery Theme one (to my knowledge) figured it out. I leave it here for you to figure out, O Internet Surfer who somehow finds this post...what do all of the songs I play in this hour have in common? (Yes, other than them being rock and roll songs--hint: focus on the people singing the songs).

Otherwise, it's just another mix to listen and play below.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Show #200--10/4/09

Shoot Out on the Plantation—Leon Russell
Hello It’s Me—The Nazz
Walkabout—Atlas Sound
Think About Me—Fleetwood Mac
Fa cé-La—The Feelies
Come on Down—Limblifter
Awake—Keaver & Brause
Drinking in L.A.—Bran Van 3000
Concrete & Clay—Unit 4 + 2
1-2-3—Len Barry
The Drifter—Ray Pollard
Sueño—The Young Rascals
11:11—Rodrigo y Gabriela
What Am I Gonna Do—The Dovers

Hour 2—Mystery Theme

A chance for you to win a brand-new copy of "Eight Miles High: Folk-Rock's Flight from Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock" by Richie Unterberger, by figuring out the theme that connects all the music I play in this hour. More on that later...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Show #199--9/27/09

Leave Us and Forgive Us—Alberta Cross
Down the Road (Live)—The Bee Gees
Hitch Hike—Marvin Gaye
The Long Walk Home—Hugo Winterhalter and the Orchestra
Elusive Butterfly—Bob Lind
He Cried—The Shangri-La’s
Drip Drop—Dion
The Girl Can’t Help It—Little Richard
Rockin’ the Joint—Esquerita
I Waited Too Long—Eskew Reeder
Bless This Mess—David Bazan
Saucer-Like—Sonic Youth
Tidal—Imogen Heap
The Trickster—Radiohead

Hour 2—35 Years Ago: Billboard Hot 100 Spotlight, September 28, 1974

A mad dash through the Hot 100 from this week, 35 years ago, featuring: America, Cheech & Chong, Mac Davis, Fancy, First Class, Andy Kim, John Lennon, Dave Loggins, Olivia Newton-John, Billy Preston, and more!

Oh yeah, one more thing...seems as though next week will be my 'official' 200th Sunday Sampler. Nothing really all that different about next week's show, except I will be doing another Mystery Theme hour next week, and giving a prize away. The Mystery Theme hour is one where I just play the music without comment, and you connect the dots (AKA read my mind) and figure out what unique theme ties all of those songs together. I do believe it will be moderately difficult (it's my nature), but I sure would like to see a winner...and to do that, ya have to play...that's next week.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Show #198--9/20/09

(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone—The Monkees
Break it All—Los Shakers
It’s Love—The Misty Wizards
City of Ghosts—Mason Jennings
Blue Dot (Live)—Leo Kottke
A Day in the Life—Wes Montgomery
Beach Girl—Jean-Luc Ponty
Trouble—Mutual Admiration Society
I Cannot Let You Go—Sondre Lerche
A House is Not a Home—Field Music
Pieces—The Bridges
Little Pieces—Gomez
Tessellate—Tokyo Police Club

Hour 2—The G-20

The Windjammer—Grant Green
Cherry Red—Groundhogs
Knots—Gentle Giant
Nice to Be with You—Gallery
Rock and Roll (Part Two)—Gary Glitter
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)—Genesis
We Got the Beat—The Go-Go’s
I Just Wanna Have Something to Do—Garbage
My Love is Real—Greg Garing
Don’t Get Lost in Heaven—Gorillaz
Two Points for Honesty—Guster

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sunday Sampler encore: 9/13/09 (Hour 1)

This week, it doesn't have to be Sunday to enjoy some of the Sunday Sampler! Click and play below for a taste of what a typical Morrison mix sounds like (tastes? sounds? speaking of mixes, there's nothing like mixing metaphors).

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Show #197--9/13/09

Crying Lightning—Arctic Monkeys
In My Command—Crowded House
Long Distance Runaround--The Bad Plus w/Wendy Lewis
(I Know) I’m Losing You—Rare Earth
Changui—Charlie Hunter Quintet
Kiss with a Fist—Florence and the Machine
Love Hurts—The Everly Brothers
Bleeding All Over You—Martha Wainwright
Only Women Bleed—Alice Cooper
Can the Can—Suzi Quatro
Bad Motor Scooter—Montrose
Right the First Time—Gamma
Tunnelvision—Here We Go Magic
Home—Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Hour 2—Rings

Wear Your Ring Around My Neck—Elvis Presley
Ring of Fire—Johnny Cash
Does My Ring Burn Your Finger—Lee Ann Womack
This Diamond Ring—Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Ring Dang Doo—Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
The Dis-Advantages of You—The Brass Ring
Ring Them Bells—Sufjan Stevens
Mom Dance—Rings
Emergency! Emergency!—The Promise Ring
Ring Ring—Abba
Space Between Rings—Christine Lavin
Diamond Ring—Sheryl Crow
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)— Beyoncé

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Show #196--9/6/09

If You Could Read My Mind—Gordon Lightfoot
Winner’s Blues—Sonic Youth
Bring ‘Em Home—Todd Snider
The Great Defector—Bell X1
Memorabilia—Soft Cell
Soul Kiss—Olivia Newton-John
As Long As I Have You (Live)—The Detroit Cobras
Tainted Love—Gloria Jones
Getting Mighty Crowded—Betty Everett
Pinch of Salt—The Peppers
The Reeling—Passion Pit
New Love Grows on Trees—Peter Doherty
New Lines on Love—Sniff ‘n’ the Tears
Driver’s Seat—Sniff ‘n’ the Tears

Hour 2—1996

Blue—LeAnn Rimes
Put a Lid on It—Squirrel Nut Zippers
Peaches—The Presidents of the United States of America
In the Meantime—Spacehog
What I Got—Sublime
Super Bon Bon—Soul Coughing
The New Pollution—Beck
Naked Eye—Luscious Jackson
Give Me One Reason—Tracy Chapman
The Good in Everyone—Sloan
Big Bang Baby—Stone Temple Pilots
Ordinary Morning—Sheryl Crow
Un-Break My Heart—Toni Braxton

Hour 3—Feature album: In it for the Money—Supergrass (1997)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Show #195--8/30/09

St. Petersburg—Brazilian Girls
O Tempo Samba—Grupo Batuque
Guajira—Julian Bream
Over the Hills and Far Away—Led Zeppelin
Foxy Foxy—Mott the Hoople
Plus Profond—Hooverphonic
Games for Days—Julian Plenti
Steal My Sunshine—LEN
Majesty—Music Tapes
Let’s Talk About Girls—Chocolate Watch Band
Girl Hunt—The Dead Milkmen
Aluminum Baseball Bat—Howlies

Hour 2—60s: Instrumentals

Harlem Nocturne—The Viscounts
James Bond Theme—John Barry
Midnight in Moscow—Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen
Our Winter Love—Bill Pursell
Wade in the Water—Ramsey Lewis
Emavungweni—Hugh Masekela
Mexican Shuffle—Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
Hooray for Hollywood—George Garabedian Players & the Awful Trumpet of Harry Arms
Wild Weekend—The Rebels
Surf Rider—The Lively Ones
Pipeline—The Chantays
Hot Shot—The Buena Vistas
Interplay—Derek & Ray
Soul Poppin’—Johnny Jones & the King Casuals
Love is Blue (L’Amour est Bleu)—Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra
A Walk in the Black Forest—Horst Jankowski
Summer Samba—Walter Wanderley
Pet Sounds—The Beach Boys

Hour 3—Feature album: Dumb Waiters—The Korgis (1980)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Show #194--8/23/09

People Get Ready—The Persuasions
Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)—Aretha Franklin
Sinkin’ Low—Funk Factory
Every 1’s a Winner—Hot Chocolate
Slaughter—Billy Preston
Jealous of Roses—Bibio
Circus of Horror—Quiet Village
Aht Uh Mi Hed—Shuggie Otis
Strawberry Letter 23—The Brothers Johnson
Bogeyman—Roger Klug
Stillness is the Move—Dirty Projectors
I Can’t Stand Still—Don Henley

Hour 2—On This Day…

Very much a pot luck sort of hour, with the only constant running through this hour’s playlist is that something of note happened to the artists involved on August 23rd of a given year. Featuring Elvis Presley, Domenico Modugno, The Kalin Twins, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Back Street Crawler, David Bowie, The Grateful Dead, Everything But the Girl, and Oasis...

Hound Dog—Elvis Presley
Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)—Domenico Modugno
When—The Kalin Twins
Fingertips—Stevie Wonder
Back in the USSR—The Beatles
Beginning to See the Light—The Velvet Underground
Jason Blue—Back Street Crawler
Ashes to Ashes—David Bowie
Touch of Grey—The Grateful Dead
Missing—Everything But the Girl
D’You Know What I Mean?—Oasis

Hour 3—Feature album: Body and Soul—Joe Jackson (1984)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sunday Sampler encore: Answer Songs (8/16/09)

Okay: In an continual attempt to garner a few new listeners, here's another part of a Sunday Sampler that you can click and play on your computer! It just so happens to be the second hour of the August 16 show, with the theme of "Answer Songs" (see below for the description). Actually, there's music after the theme hour, too (although the feature album which I mention during the hour is not part of it). Hope you like it!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Show #193--8/16/09

America’s Favorite Pastime—Todd Snider
Timebomb—Old 97’s
Giving it Up For Your Love—Delbert McClinton
For Today—Jessica Lea Mayfield
You’re the Only Woman (You and I)—Ambrosia
Emerald Eyes—Fleetwood Mac
Take it In—Wye Oak
New Bones—So Many Dynamos
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)—Abba
Suzi Found a Weapon—Randy Vanwarmer
Bang Bang—Squeeze
When You’re Hot, You’re Hot—Jerry Reed
The World is Full of Pretty Girls...--Robbie Fulks

Hour 2—Answer Songs

Big hits, and their lesser-known (for the most part) answer records, recorded (for the most part) by different artists. Featuring as original inspirations: Big Mama Thornton, Gene Chandler, Lesley Gore, Tommy Tucker, Roger Miller, Nancy Sinatra, and Barry McGuire. Just might give you a chuckle!

Hour 3—Feature album:
We’re Only In It For the Money—The Mothers of Invention (1968)

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Show #192--8/9/09

Really Wanted You—Emitt Rhodes
Really Wanna Know You—Gary Wright
Evil Woman—Spooky Tooth
Where There’s Woman—Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
Lonely Woman—Ornette Coleman
Kiss and Say Goodbye—Kate & Anna McGarrigle
The Ruminant Band—Fruit Bats
Mother Freedom—Bread
Harvest (Within You)—Clinic
Let There Be Drums—Sandy Nelson
Temple Pressure—Alvin Band
New Marimba—Andy Summers/Robert Fripp
Four Sticks—Led Zeppelin

Hour 2

Church of Women—XTC
We Let Her Down—Chris Isaak
Sea of Love—The Honeydrippers
Can’t Fight This Feeling—REO Speedwagon
Don’t Leave Me—Harry Nilsson
Ready for the Storm—Heartstrings
Because of You—Rome and Paris
The Little Girl I Once Knew—The Beach Boys
Crystal—Buckingham Nicks
Some Sing, Some Dance—Michel Pagliaro
A Case of You—Joni Mitchell
Song to the Siren—Tim Buckley
Married Man’s a Fool—Ry Cooder
Crash Into Me—Dave Matthews Band
Any Day Now—Chuck Jackson
Solitary Man—Neil Diamond

Hour 3—Feature album: Emitt Rhodes—Emitt Rhodes (1970)

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Show #191--8/2/09

Go Ahead and Cry—The Righteous Brothers
Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon—Neil Diamond
My Back Pages—The Byrds
Younger Generation—The Lovin’ Spoonful
Younger Girl—The Critters
Spoon—Alexa Woodward
Southern Point—Grizzly Bear
Like a Child Again—The Mission UK
Kids are Getting Younger—Benoit Pioulard
Nothing to Worry About—Peter Bjorn and John
Sexy—Los Amigos Invisibles
15 to 20—The Phenomenal Handclap Band
Ready or Not, Here I Come (from “Schoolhouse Rock”)—Bob Dorough
You Make Me Feel So Young—Stephane Grappelli

Hour 2—Where’s the Rest of Me?

No Leg to Stand On—Mike Gunther and his Restless Souls
I Ain’t Got No Heart—Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
One Leg Too Few (from “Beyond the Fringe”)—Peter Cook & Dudley Moore
Put Your Teeth (Up on the Window Sill)—Southern Culture on the Skids
If I Only Had a Brain (from “The Wizard of Oz”)—Ray Bolger & Judy Garland
Eyes Without a Face—Paul Anka
Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner—Warren Zevon
Where is My Mind?—The Pixies
Legless Love…--Devendra Benhart
Got No Butt—Freddy & the Froy Boys
When Did Your Heart Go Missing?—Rooney
I Lost My Head—Gentle Giant

Hour 3--Feature album: Give Us a Break—Proctor & Bergman (1978)

Saturday Evening Classics fill-in

Just for the record: I'm also filling in for Tom Miller on Saturday Evening Classics (or, 'filled in,' depending on when you read this). 6pm-8pm EST today!

The playlist:

La Belle Helene Overture—Jacques Offenbach
String Quartet No. 6—Felix Mendelssohn
Clarinet Sonata—Paul Hindemith
Nocturnes—Claude Debussy
Hymn Prelude on “Rhosymedre”—Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ricercar—Daniel Perlongo
Year of the Dragon—Philip Sparke

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Show #190--7/26/09

Woodstock—Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Stay on the Ride—Patty Griffin
America—Simon & Garfunkel
Back Seat of a Greyhound Bus—Sara Evans
Little Bribes—Death Cab for Cutie
A Man in a Suitcase—Roy Grainer
You Don’t Where Your Interest Lies—Dana Valery
What a Day—The Contrasts featuring Bob Morrison
Time Has Come Today (Original Version)—The Chambers Brothers
Soldier of Love—Arthur Alexander
Anna (Go to Him)—The Beatles
No One Knows—Asa
Bridge Over Troubled Water—Roberta Flack

Hour 2—25 Years Ago: Billboard Hot 100 Spotlight, July 28, 1984

Hope you like synthesizers! Here's another chart show, spotlighting what was hot on the charts (or at least lukewarm) 25 years ago. Tonight featuring: Bananarama, Chris de Burgh, Face to Face, Billy Idol, INXS, The Jacksons, Rick James, Jefferson Starship, Juice Newton, Ollie & Jerry, Ray Parker, Jr., Prince, The Pointer Sisters, and more!

Hour 3—Feature album: Once Upon a Dream—The Rascals (1967)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday night fill-in: "Jam Sessions"

Something like this:

My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It—Willie Nelson/Wynton Marsalis
Freakish—Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Stop Watch—Christian Sands
S’Wonderful/They Can’t Take That Away From Me—Anita O’Day
Fascinating Rhythm—Louie Bellson
It Ain’t Necessarily So—Peggy Lee
Take the “A” Train—Duke Ellington/Count Basie
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got That Swing)—Grant Stewart
It’s Tight Like That—Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
Chicken Stuff—Hop Wilson & His Chickens
Hillbilly in the Band—Scott Henderson
Bucket’s Got a Hole in It—Washboard Sam

Hour 2:

Solar—Bill Evans Trio
Along Came Betty—Bobby Hutcherson
Tight—Betty Carter
Bass on Balls—Buddy DeFranco Quartet
Cherokee—Clifford Brown and Max Roach
Mano a Mano—Hugo Diaz
Whispering—Erroll Garner
Rose Room—Benny Goodman Sextet
Happy Jammy—Dave Holland Big Band

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Show #189--7/19/09

Truth and Beauty—Sam Yahel Trio
You’ll Lose a Good Thing—McAlmont & Butler
If You Don’t Come Back—The Undertakers
I Almost Lost My Mind—Ivory Joe Hunter and his Orchestra
Why Aren’t You Weeping (All in Your World)—Alligators
Love Will Never Do (Without You)—Janet Jackson
Weak for Me—Nite Jewel
Pretty Girls—Melissa Manchester
Milk & Honey—Lisa Dal Bello
Emma—Hot Chocolate
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five—Paul McCartney and Wings

Hour 2—The Originals

Go Now—Bessie Banks
Shakin’ All Over—Johnny Kidd & the Pirates
Suspicion—Elvis Presley
I Can’t Let Go—Evie Sands
How Do You Do It—The Beatles
I’m a Believer—Neil Diamond
Some Kind of Wonderful—Soul Brothers Six
Spanish Grease—Willie Bobo
Mama Told Me (Not to Come)—Eric Burdon & the Animals
Mama Told Me Not to Come—Randy Newman
Brandy—Scott English
Groupie (Superstar)—Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Right Time of the Night—Peter McCann
Gone Daddy Gone—Violent Femmes
Without You—Badfinger

Hour 3—Feature album:
Green River—Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Show #188--7/12/09

Go Down Gamblin’—Blood, Sweat & Tears
Jenny Says—Cowboy Mouth
Satisfied—J.C. Smith Band
Snatching it Back—Clarence Carter
Expansions—Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes
Shark Suit—UUVVWWZ
Happy Loving Couples—Joe Jackson
For the Kids—Roger Klug
Money’s No Good—Off Broadway
Good Times Roll—The Cars
Consolation Prize—Julie Doiron
Corner—Allie Moss
Road—Nick Drake
That’s the Way of the World—Earth, Wind & Fire

Hour 2—Feature album: Pure Pop for Now People—Nick Lowe (1978)

Hour 3—Heroes (?)

Heroes & Villians—The Beach Boys
Stan + Lois—Norm MacDonald
Waitin’ for a Superman—The Flaming Lips
Heroes—Jill Sobule
Big Bad John—Jimmy Dean
The Ballad of Irving—Frank Gallop
Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)—Benny Hill
Ode to a Superhero—“Weird Al” Yankovic
I Whupped Batman’s Ass—Wesley Willis
My Hero—Foo Fighters
Holding Out for a Hero—Bonnie Tyler
We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)—Tina Turner
Cult of Personality—Living Colour

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Show #187--7/5/09

Happy 4th of July weekend!
This week's playlist has absolutely nothing to do with the holiday.

White Lightning—George Jones
Juiced—Billy “Red” Love
London Social Degree—Billy Nicholls
Sorted for E’s and Wizz—Pulp
My Friend Jack—The Smoke
Come and Give Your Love to Me—The New Colony Six
I Don’t Want to Talk About It—Nancy Ames
Poor Man’s Son—The Reflections
Eveline—Nickel Creek
Two Weeks—Grizzly Bear
Andrew—Crystal Antlers
Hush, Hush, Hush.—Paula Cole
Growin’ Trade—Levon Helm
Wildwood Weed—Jim Stafford
Two Hits and the Joint Turned Brown—Dillard-Hartford-Dillard
Y’A Qu’un Ch’veu—Michel Polnareff

Hour 2—BS

Bristol Stomp—The Dovells
Iko Iko—The Belle Stars
Make Me Yours—Bettye Swann
You Got to Get It—Benny Spellman
Summertime—Billy Stewart
Bathsheba Smiles—Richard Thompson
I Can Help—Billy Swan
Sangaree—Billy Strange
Boot Scootin’ Boogie—Brooks & Dunn
Everydays—Buffalo Springfield
Baby Shoes—Beep Beep
Boogie Shoes—KC and the Sunshine Band
Hungry Heart—Bruce Springsteen
In the Street—Big Star
Brother Sport—Animal Collective
Black Slacks—Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones
Rock Me Tonite—Billy Squier
Big Shot—Billy Joel
Paranoid—Black Sabbath

Hour 3—Feature Album: Polnareff’s—Michel Polnareff (1971)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Show #186--6/28/09

Never Can Say Goodbye—The Jackson 5
Wonder—Natalie Merchant
Search for Peace—McCoy Tyner
Water—Hothouse Flowers
The Garden Shelter—Bibio
Charmer—Kings of Leon
Space Cowboy—Steve Miller Band
Pepper Box—The Peppers
Out at the Pictuers—Hot Chip
Over Rusty Water—XTC
Buzzer—Dar Williams
Never Going Back Again—Fleetwood Mac
Road Goes Down—Emily Baker

Hour 2—70s: A’s and B’s

A puzzle playlist. This hour, 7 ‘double shots’ of hit songs, and their terrific flip sides. The flip sides are listed first among all the pairs. There’s only one pair here that I would consider to be by an ‘obscure’ artist. If you can figure out the playlist titles and artists (before they’re played!), I tip my Altoona Curve cap to you (Yeah, I know—it’s tough). –Marc

A hint to those who've never solved cryptograms: Look for common and repeated words in the puzzle. The slashes are just to separate words and names for clarity.
And: V equals H, and N equals R.

Hour 3—Featuer Album: Live at the Apollo—James Brown (1962)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Show #185--6/21/09

She Makes Me—Glenn Tilbrook and the Fluffers
She Sends Me—moe.
(S)he Hates Me—Scala
Sulphur to Sugarcane—Elvis Costello
Ding Dong—Nellie McKay
Do You Want to Dance?—Bette Midler
K-Jee—The Nite-Liters
She’s All I Got—Freddie North
Black Rice—Women
All Tomorrow’s Parties—The Velvet Underground & Nico
Percussion Gun—White Rabbits
Your Heart—Andy Shauf
This Heart—Nanci Griffith

Hour 2—Long-Distance Love

When I Need You—Leo Sayer
So Far Away—Carole King
Faithfully—Bluegrass Tribute to Journey
Wishing You Were Here—Chicago
Saving All My Love for You—Tom Waits
Memphis—Johnny Rivers
Call Me Every Night—Jane Aire
Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)—Sheena Easton
Telephone Line—Electric Light Orchestra
Six Days on the Road—Dave Dudley
Twenty-Four Hours from Tulsa—Gene Pitney
Twenty Five Miles—Edwin Starr
2000 Miles—The Pretenders
Your Lovely Face—Julia Fordham

Hour 3—Feature album: 90125—Yes (1983)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Show #184--6/14/09

Going Down—Jeff Beck Group
Pirates—Indigo Jam Unit
Can’t Do a Thing (to Stop Me)—Chris Isaak
Deep Feeling—Chuck Berry
Touch Me—Kim Lenz and the Jaguars
Keeper of the Castle—The Four Tops
Momma Momma—Betty Barney
Soul Sister, Brown Sugar—Sam & Dave
Brother Ratt—Dave Hamilton
I’ll Be Around—The Spinners
Last Stop: This Town—Eels

Hour 2—A Round of (Beatles) Remakes

I am the Walrus—Crack the Sky
We Can Work it Out—Stevie Wonder
I Feel Fine—Chet Atkins
Got to Get You Into My Life—Ryan Montbleau Band
Hey Jude—De Dannan
Paperback Writer—The London Jazz Four
Please Please Me—The London Jazz Four
Please Please Me—Link Wray & the Raymen
You Can’t Do That—Nilsson
Because—Elliott Smith
Across the Universe—Ben Allison
Something—Booker T. and the MG’s
I’ll Be Back—Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends
Things We Said Today—Mary McCaslin
Blackbird—Brad Mehldau
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds—Elton John

Hour 3—Feature album: Songlines—The Derek Trucks Band

Hour 4—Sunday Sampler encore: from 11/4/07

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Show #183--6/7/09

Bad Time—Grand Funk
Up the Junction—Manfred Mann
Feel Flows—The Beach Boys
Walk on Water—Neil Diamond
Wade in the Water—Judy Henske
Deep Water—The Beau Brummels
And So I Go—Christiane Szabo
Dump Me Hard—Roger Klug
Someone’s Gonna Break Your Heart—Jill Sobule
Baby Wait—Jonatha Brooke
Hat and Beard—Eric Dolphy
Compared to What—Les McCann & Eddie Harris

Hour 2—Request Hour: “Car Tunes”

As a nod to the car companies’ glory days (where have they gone?), and the fact that I finally sold my old car this week (goodbye, ’96 Honda), I’ll take your requests during this hour for any car/driving related songs. So, give me a call during the show at 724-357-WIUP, or message me via AIM—keyword IUPRADIO, or leave a comment below this post, OR, email me at And sure, I’ll have some songs ready, too.

Hour 3—Feature album:

It’ll Shine When it Shines—The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (1974)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Show #182--5/31/09

Garden of Earthly Delights—XTC
Me and the Boys—NRBQ
Honeymooners—Ornette Coleman
Weak for Me—Nite Jewel
I Get Weak—Belinda Carlisle
If She Gives You Her Heart—Monk Turner
Beautiful Me—Shelly Bhushan
Tears and Laughter—Tall Tree 6ft Man
Hold On—Badfinger
Hold On—Ian Gomm
Hold On to Nothing—David Gray

Hour 2—Billboard Hot 100 Spotlight: May 31, 1969

Once again, a chart show! Profiling the hits from 40 years ago this week. Featuring music by: The Beatles, Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Cowsills, The Edwin Hawkins Singers, The Fifth Dimension, The Flirtations, The Guess Who, The Hollies, The Lettermen, Henry Mancini, and more!

Hour 3—Feature album: The Genius of Ray Charles—Ray Charles (1959)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Show #181--5/24/09

I’m the Man Who Loves You (Live)—Wilco
Sparks—The Who
Ashes by Now—Rodney Crowell
Tomorrow Goes Away—Delta Spirit
Trashcan—Delta Spirit
Tessellate—Tokyo Police Club
Hey Lancaster—The Simple Carnival
Madge—Stephen Bishop
Drift Away--Dobie Gray
Gotcha (Theme from “Starsky & Hutch”)—Tom Scott
Baker Street--Gerry Rafferty
Feelin’ Stronger Every Day—Chicago
Sweet Marie—The Anniversary
Bitter River--Annie Sidley

Hour 2—Question Period

What’s the Matter with the Mill?—Kansas Joe McCoy & Memphis Minnie
Who Do You Love?—Bo Diddley
How Long Must I Wait for You?—Joe Jackson
Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?—Hurricane Smith
Could I Leave You? (from “Follies”)—Alexis Smith
How Soon is Now?—The Smiths
Do You Sleep?—Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories
Where Does it Hide?—Alligators
Why Me—Styx
Are You Happy Now?—Richard Sindell
How Do I Let a Good Man Down?—Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Are You There (With Another Boy)—The Buckinghams
What’s Her Name Today?—Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach

Hour 3—Feature album: Let’s Live for Today—The Grass Roots (1967)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Show #180--5/17/09

Thriftstore Jewelry—The Bad Plus
White Diamonds—Friendly Fires
Gold—Spandau Ballet
Tonight’s Today—Jack Peñate
Andrew—Crystal Antlers
Burglar Song—Autosalvage
I Feel Fine—The Beatles
Help Me Boy—The Daughters of Eve
Fancy—Bobbie Gentry
Woman of Heart and Mind—Joni Mitchell
Ain’t No Sunshine—Bill Withers
Made to Measure—Umphrey’s McGee
Under the Wheel—Split Enz

Hour 2—Split Enz "Fan Favorite" Countdown

The results are listed at the end of this post.

I asked fans to list their favorites, ranked in 1-2-3 order, with the #1 position given 3 points total, the #2 position received 2, and the #3 position received 1 point. If there were songs that ended up with the same amount of points, the song that received the highest individual scores got the higher position.

As I tallied the songs, 12 seemed a natural limit, as there were 12 songs that received at least 2 individual votes; there were many varied suggestions for Enz songs, but many received only one (but often times passionate) vote. Sorry about that! :/

Thanks much to the lovely people who participated in the poll: Amanda from Springfield, MO; Andrew from; Belinda; Chris from Charlottesville, NC; Chris from PA (Chris, I can’t remember if you actually live in Indiana…); Eddie from Wellington, NZ; James from Newcastle, NSW, Australia; Janine from Sydney, Australia; Jerry; Joanna; Kerron; Lauren from Dunedin, NZ (but originally from California!); Linda from Auckland, NZ; Linzi from Leeds; Martin from NZ; Nicola; Rene from Denver, CO; Robert; Steve from Columbus, OH; Tabatha from Woodbine, NSW, Australia; Trace from Wamberal, Australia. If I didn’t cite your city/town, you didn’t give it to me! Thanks once again. I hope you are able to hear the show, either “Sunday” or some other time. It was a pleasure assembling it, and touching base with all of you over the ‘net.

#12--I See Red (3 points)
#11--I Hope I Never (4)
#10--Nobody Takes Me Seriously (4)
#9--Giant Heartbeat (4)
#8--Bold as Brass (5)
#7--Dirty Creature (6)
#6--History Never Repeats (8)
#5--Stuff & Nonsense (9)
#4--Pioneer/Six Months in a Leaky Boat (9)
#3--Message to My Girl (11)
#2--One Step Ahead (12)
#1--I Got You (15)

...and these others that received one vote each:

Carried Away, The Devil You Know, Lovey Dovey, Stranger than Fiction, Sugar & Spice, Titus (all of these were ranked #1 on someone's list);

Hard Act to Follow, Hermit McDermit, I Wouldn't Dream of It, Make Sense of It, Poor Boy, Take a Walk, Under the Wheel (all of these were ranked #2 on someone's list);

Haul Away, Hello Sandy Allen, I Walk Away, My Mistake, Shark Attack, Spellbound, Strait Old Line, Time for a Change, What's the Matter With You, The Woman Who Loves You (likewise, #3)

...and finally, for the record, my personal choices were:

#1--Bold as Brass
#2--Make Sense of It
#3--I Walk Away

Hour 3—Feature album: I Just Can’t Stop It—The English Beat (1980)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

No show this Sunday: "Planned power outage" on campus

Hello Samplerians,

Well, as I feared, the yearly maintenance planned for the university puts the Sampler and all other WIUP programs out of business this weekend. So, I'll 'see' you the following week (May 17th) with the Split Enz countdown show, and of course, the usual mix 'specially formulated to maximize your listening pleasure!'

Thanks for listening (and looking) here.


Friday, May 01, 2009

Show #179--5/3/09

Them Kids—Sam Roberts
Out-Side—The Beta Band
Especially for You—The Smithereens
Romeo and Juliet—Dire Straits
The Clothesline and the Silver Birch—Bibio
Eternal Life—Shira Small
Boat—Breathe Owl Breathe
Free to Go—The Folk Implosion
Sharpening Bone—Piers Faccini
Stir it Up—Johnny Nash
Truly—Marcia Griffiths
Snap Crackle—Roy Haynes Quartet
The Reeling—Passion Pit
Self Control—Laura Branigan

Hour 2—Guide to Life

In honor of this season of graduations, commencements, and speeches, a theme hour devoted to advice through song. Featuring Jimmy Cliff, Les Crane, Komeda, Baz Luhrmann, Corb Lund, Alanis Morissette, National Lampoon, John Prine, Chris Rock, Paul Simon, Spin Doctors, The Staple Singers, and Cat Stevens.

Hour 3—Feature album: The Completion Backward Principle (1981)—The Tubes

Um, I think I get an extra hour beginning this week. If that's the case, we'll have a feature album!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Calling All Frenz of the Enz

I'm resigned to the fact that a lot of people just don't stumble onto this blog! But, I'd like to post this anyway, just in case...

On an upcoming Sunday Sampler (May 17th), I thought I'd do something completely different: The theme hour on that day will be devoted solely to the work of New Zealand band Split Enz, but the unique part is, I've combed Blogger to find profiles of other members who list Split Enz as one of their favorite bands, and I've asked them to please forward their 3 favorite Enz songs (in order!) to me, so I can make a sort of 'countdown' of the most popular Split Enz songs (at least amongst this relatively small corner of the web). And you, dear reader?

If I haven't sent you an email, and you find me here (somehow)'re invited to contribute as well. You can email them to me at

And an apology to anyone that reads this that did receive an email from me: I humbly apologize if you ended up getting duplicate emails. I started sending them via gmail, but it declared that I was sending spam, stopped me in my tracks, and right now it's inconclusive exactly how many messages actually did get though.

Thank you, thank you! I'll be anticipating your replies.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Show #178--4/26/09

Hammer in My Heart—Utopia
Divine Hammer—The Breeders
Help I’m Alive—Metric
The Strangers—St. Vincent
The Sleeping Prophet—The Paper Hats
What is Life—George Harrison
Life’s Too Easy—The Undertones
Crazy Life—Toad the Wet Sprocket
Walk on the Ocean—Toad the Wet Sprocket
Any Way the Wind Blows—The Mothers of Invention
Ooo Baby Baby—Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
May I Baby—Sam & Dave
Nails in My Feet—Crowded House

Hour 2—K-104’s “Rock to Riches” album (1982)

Scroll downward a few posts to see the background story of this album…well, my discovery of it, anyway! Here's the track listing. Some awfully good music from the Erie area on this hour of the Sampler. Would I steer you wrong?--Marc

How to Say We’re Sorry—Introverse
Deep in Love—John Peterson/Jeanne Smith
Fire and Ice—ATV
Love Has Caught Me By Surprize—Ivory Chase
Little Child—Kidder

Too Hot—Refugee
Gearhead—Jack Dillen
Boy Wonder—Friction
No Way Out—U-X-B
On the Rise—Zacharias

Friday, April 17, 2009

Show #177--4/19/09

Honey in Your Hips (Live)—Sonny Boy Williamson & the Yardbirds
Shop Around—The Miracles
Mean Old Man’s World—Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
Lonesome Road Blues—Joe Bonamassa
Trick Bag—Earl King
Street Parade—Earl King
Ghost Train—Elvis Costello
Sinking Ships—Sloan
Hop a Plane—Tegan and Sara
Ashby Man—Charlie Hunter Quartet
Blue Money—Van Morrison
Bags’ Groove—Milt Jackson & the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Streets of Fire—The New Pornographers
Bark at Ghosts—RuRu

Hour 2—Parlour Game: "Hearing Double"

I Could Never Miss You (More Than I Do)—Lulu
Toast and Marmalade for Tea—Tin Tin
Let Go—Frou Frou
Shut Up and Let Me Go—The Ting Tings
Is it Love—Mr. Mister
Turn to You—The Go-Go’s
Union of the Snake—Duran Duran
It’s My Life—Talk Talk
I Do What I Want, When I Want—Xiu Xiu
Secrets for the Well—Beep Beep

Not for Long—honeyhoney
Red and Purple—The Dodos
Get Up—Mary Mary
Gonna Be a Big Thing—The Yum Yums

Friday, April 10, 2009

Show #176--4/12/09

Towerblock—Julia Fordham
Right as Rain—Adele
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy—Blood, Sweat & Tears
The Easy Way Out—Josh Ottum
Walk Tall (Like a Man)—The 2 of Clubs
She’s Not There—The Zombies
The Great Banana Hoax—The Electric Prunes
Journey to Tyme—Kenny & the Kasuals
Airstream Driver—Gomez
All Too Much—Gomez
Midnight Rocks—Al Stewart
People Got a Lotta Nerve—Neko Case
Birds and Ships—Natalie Merchant
Peace in the End—Fotheringay

Hour 2—“Featuring unique instruments…”

*The Princely Hours—Erik Norlander (moog)
Lucky Man—Emerson, Lake & Palmer (moog, Keith Emerson)
Do It Again—Steely Dan (electric sitar, Denny Dias)
Turn Down Day—The Cyrkle (sitar, Tom Dawes)
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)—The Beatles (sitar, George Harrison)
So Long Baby—Del Shannon (musitron, Max Crook; kazoo, Del Shannon)
Velvet Waters—The Megatrons (soprano sax, Heywood Henry)

Barstow—Harry Partch
(surrogate kithara, chromelodeon I, diamond marimba, bamboo marimba)
(all instruments played by Harry Partch and John Stannard)

Twitchy—Rene Hall’s Orchestra featuring Willie Joe (unitar, Willie Joe Duncan)
Into the Dream—Pat Metheny Group (42 string “Pikasso” guitar, Pat Metheny)
Carrie-Anne—The Hollies (steelpan)
Moonlight Feels Right--Starbuck (marimba, Bo Wagner)
I Know There’s an Answer—The Beach Boys (bass harmonica, Tommy Morgan)
Good Vibrations—The Beach Boys (electro-theremin, Paul Tanner)

*Erik Norlander's track was composed for the Bob Moog Foundation. Clicking that link will take you to the foundation's websiter, where you can hear this track again, download it, and find more information about electronic music pioneer Bob Moog and the efforts to build a museum in his honor in his longtime home of Asheville, NC.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Show #175--4/5/09

Animal Zoo—Spirit
Follow Me—Sharks
Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine—Country Joe & the Fish
Expecting to Fly—Buffalo Springfield
Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It—Buffalo Springfield
Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again—The Monkees
I Need a Lover—John Cougar
Stay for the Freak—Emperor Penguin
Where Does it Hide?—Alligators
On the Earth—Persephone’s Bees
Open Up Your Door—Richard and the Young Lions
Cannibal Queen—Miniature Tigers
What Do You Belong To—Jules and the Polar Bears
Oh No—Andrew Bird

Going to try and do something different, beginning this week--I usually play a smattering of new music on each week's show; to encourage the listener to investigate further into the artist, I'll link the titles of those new tracks to the artist's website, or their MySpace page, etc. Keep in mind that on many of these pages there are embedded music players within, so music may start to play when you load their page, just so you know. Wouldn't want anyone to be confused as to why, for instance, two songs are playing on top of each other during my show (presuming, perhaps erroneously that you listen to my show)!...and if you end up becoming a fan of their music, please let them know where you heard/found 'em!

The final track of the first hour is something new from Andrew Bird. I don't know if he consciously sets out to do this, but he sure has a knack for the thoughtful, wistful song (his whistling only adds to that perception). I came across this link which features Bird's discussing his thought processes as he was organizing the ideas and music which eventually came together as the song "Oh No." I found it very interesting, and it added another layer of appreciation to my enjoyment of the song. Perhaps you'll like it, too:

Hour 2—Fools

I’m a Fool to Want You—Frank Sinatra
Kissing a Fool—George Michael
Fool in the Rain—Led Zeppelin
Fool in Love with You—Jim Photoglo
Who’ll Be the Fool Tonight?—Larsen/Feiten Band
Educated Fool—Charles Brown
I Pity the Fool—Bobby “Blue” Bland
Fool for You—The Impressions
Fool Too Long—Rockpile
Man of a Fool—Nick Lowe
Fool Country—Olivia Newton-John
Chain of Fools—Aretha Franklin
The Fool’s Fooling Himself—Scott Matthews

*Yep, sure, there are many more 'fool' songs that I didn't get to play during this hour. If I get some suggestions for songs, I'll do a 'Get Fooled Again' theme next week....and if not, then you're at my mercy...again. Leave a comment below.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sampler Select 3/1/09 : Great Scott!

Spotlighting an all-too-rare moment when the mix is unusually good, and the dj has his act together.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Show #174--3/29/09

Gravity--Alison Krauss + Union Station
Nemesis--Aaron Parks
Revelry--Kings of Leon
Ex Lover--Friendly Fires
Thank You for Sending Me an Angel--Talking Heads
The Great Defector--Bell X1
Love Take Me Down (to the Streets)--Joey Curatolo
Stuck to You--Nikka Costa

Hour 2--70s Chain Reaction (Listener's Choice)

We start the hour off with :

I Can’t Say No—Natalie Cole
No Matter What—Badfinger
What the Hell I Got—Michel Pagliaro
I Got to Know—Starbuck
Knowing Me, Knowing You—Abba

but then, we branch out to two different possiblities:

Chain 1:

You Stepped Into My Life—Melba Moore
Life’s Been Good—Joe Walsh
Good Girls Don’t—The Knack
Don’t Worry Baby—B.J. Thomas
Baby I’m-a Want You—Bread
You and Me Against the World—Helen Reddy
The World is a Ghetto—War
Ghetto Child—The Spinners

Chain 2:

You Should Be Dancing—The Bee Gees
Dancing Queen—Abba
Queen Bitch—David Bowie
The Bitch is Back—Elton John
Back When My Hair Was Short—Gunhill Road
Short People—Randy Newman
People Gotta Move—Gino Vanelli
Move with Me—Tim Buckley
Me & Bobby McGee—Janis Joplin

...and the winner, with 7 votes to 5 (via blog, AOL, studio phone, and face-to-face) was...

Chain 2. Thank you for participating!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy 6th Birthday

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Show #173--3/22/09

Koto Song (Live)--Dave Brubeck
Five Step (Radiohead vs. Dave Brubeck mashup)--Overdub
Also Frightened--Animal Collective
Summertime Clothes--Animal Collective
She Blinded Me with Science--Thomas Dolby
Our Lips Are Sealed--Fun Boy Three
Now, Now--St. Vincent
Never Wanna Leave You--Pat Benatar
Another Record--Genesis
Little Red Corvette--Prince
Japanese Kids--The Toons
La Depression--Pizzicato Five

Hour 2--Cameo-Parkway Records

An hour devoted to the music of Philadelphia label Cameo Records, and its sister label Parkway (the flavor says 'buttwer'). Including music from: Charlie Gracie, The Rays, Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker, Dee Dee Sharp, The Orlons, The Tymes, ? and the Mysterians, The Ohio Express, and more!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Show #172--3/15/09

Omaha—Moby Grape
Oh My God—Kaiser Chiefs
Home and Dry—Gerry Rafferty
Old Man—Neil Young
“The Road Leads to Nowhere” from Last House on the Left
Wait for the Rain—David Hess
Wayfaring—Magna Carta
Great Are the Piths—Bibio
Don’t Wait Too Long—Madeleine Peyroux
You Can’t Do Me—Madeleine Peyroux
No Myth—Michael Penn
XL 30—Shuggie Otis
Groove is in the Heart—Deee-Lite
Live in Sunshine—The Rapture
Goodbye Sunshine—Beep Beep

Hour 2—Problems

Problems—The Everly Brothers
Undercover Pothole—Jim Quinn & the Rough Riders
Traffic Jam—James Taylor
I Wish I Looked a Little Better—Sparks
Your Feets Too Big—Fats Waller
Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man)—Randy Newman
Stagflation—Red Shadow
Can’t Pay the Bill—The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Taxman—The Beatles
Busted—Ray Charles
My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It—T. Texas Tyler
Hole in My Shoe—Traffic
(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All—The 5th Dimension

Friday, March 06, 2009

Show #171--3/8/09

Just Like a Fish—Esther Phillips
Too Many Fish in the Sea—Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers
Doctor Feel-Good—Dr. Feelgood & the Interns
Butterfly—Charlie Gracie
Shadow Dancers—George Benson
Not for Long—honeyhoney
The Breeze—Dr. Dog
Anywhere Like Heaven—James Taylor
Fire and Rain—James Taylor
Chatterbox—David Mead
Sleeping in Saturday—David Mead
Tunnelvision—Here We Go Magic
White Lies—Grin
You Got Livin’—Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
Out on the Tiles—Led Zeppelin

Hour 2—A Round of Remakes

The Loco-Motion—Grand Funk
Just Dropped In—Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Peter Gunn—The Art of Noise
Long Distance Runaround—The Bad Plus w/Wendy Lewis
Hey Bulldog—Fanny
Long Tall Sally—The Beatles
She’s a Woman—Chikezie
Take Me to the River—Talking Heads
Theme from A.G. (The Fishin’ Hole)—R. Stevie Moore
Silver Heels—Blaze
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man—Neko Case
Don’t Forget Me—Neko Case
Hello It’s Me—Todd Rundgren
At My Front Door—Nilsson
Tell It Like It Is—Heart

...and a bonus one...this one should be seen as well as heard, since it's visually so well thought out. Singer/Songwriter Jacob Moon performs 'Subdivisions' by Rush, live on the rooftop of the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton, ON. I hope someday Jacob will perform on the roof of Davis Hall...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Show #170--3/1/09

A different kinda mix this week, in that there's more new music than usual in the first hour, from the latest from dance-pop darlings Franz Ferdinand (heard in a new iPod Touch commercial), to jazz with a contemporary beat from the always-fresh musical mind of Dave Douglas...we also hop over to Nigeria with the R&B/Jazz/African pop of Nigerian 'sensation' (well, she is pretty popular over there) Asa (pronounced "AH-sha"). And speaking of "AH," if I remember correctly, Kreviazuk is pronounced krev-ee-AH-chuk...Hour 2 is another one of my parlour game hours, where the host plays with a word (or rather, in this case, a name), and hopes to come up with something coherent and fun to listen to. We go way back in time, to a tune originally written in 1899 (and which one would that be?), quite possibly the furthest back we've ever trolled for a song (though honestly, the performance is from the 1990s, not the 1890s).

No You Girls—Franz Ferdinand
Moonshine—Dave Douglas
Green-Eyed Lady—Sugarloaf
For Today—Jessica Lea Mayfield
Color Him Folky—Howard Roberts
Ya Ba Da Ba—The Rowans
Nights Are Forever Without You—England Dan & John Ford Coley
Before You—Chantal Kreviazuk
No One Knows—Asa
Young Atlantis—A.C. Newman
Get Out of London—Intaferon
202—The Weather Machines
Great Scott!—Benjy Ferree

Hour 2—Great Scott!

Maple Leaf Rag (Scott Joplin)—Pasadena Roof Orchestra
The Penguin—Raymond Scott Quintette
Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool—Little Jimmy Scott
Hey Girl—Freddie Scott
Like an Old-Time Movie—Scott McKenzie
Dream Song—Scott Matthews
Uptown and Country—Tom Scott
Jackie—Scott Walker
Crown Royal—Jill Scott
The Bottle—Gil Scott-Heron
Missin’ Cleveland—Scott Weiland
Hillbilly in the Band—Scott Henderson

OK--here I go again: If you listened to the show, what did you like the most/least? I sure would like to know. Drop me a comment below! --Marc

Friday, February 20, 2009

Show #169--2/22/09


I have been told that the station is having transmitter problems today, so you won't be able to hear tonight's show on your radio, unfortunately. But! The show will go on. If you have an internet connection, you can still stream the show live at Click 'listen live' after that. Thanks!

Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing—Chris Isaak
30 Days in the Hole—Humble Pie
Lady!—Charlie Hunter Trio
The Only Night—James Morrison
Little Savage—Elvis Costello
The Things We Can and Cannot Keep—Alli Rogers
When She’s Near—Fiction Family
White Lies, Blue Eyes—Bullet
Behind Blue Eyes—The Who
Rumour—Music Box
Gold Rush—Quiet Village
Can’t Run But—Paul Simon
Peg—Steely Dan

Hour 2—40 Years Ago: Billboard Hot 100 Spotlight, February 22, 1969

I Do Love You—Billy Stewart (#98)
Try a Little Tenderness—Three Dog Night (#89)
Grits Ain’t Groceries—Little Milton (#73)
Someday Soon—Judy Collins (#57)
I Got a Line on You—Spirit (#43)
Heaven—The Rascals (#41)
Time of the Season—The Zombies (#37)
Stand by Your Man—Tammy Wynette (#34)
Things I’d Like to Say—New Colony Six (#31)
Crossroads—Cream (#29)
You Showed Me—The Turtles (#7)
Can I Change My Mind—Tyrone Davis (#5)
Touch Me—The Doors (#4)
Build Me Up Buttercup—The Foundations (#3)
Crimson & Clover—Tommy James & the Shondells (#2)
Everyday People—Sly & the Family Stone (#1)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Show #168--2/15/09

Made to Measure—Umphrey’s McGee
Bloody Well Right—Supertramp
Catherine of Aragon—Rick Wakeman
I Can Take Care of Myself—Billy Vera & the Beaters
He Can Only Hold Her—Amy Winehouse
I’ve Never Found a Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)—Eddie Floyd
How Can I Be Sure—The Young Rascals
Soul Poppin’—Johnny Jones & the King Casuals
I’ll Do Anything (He Wants Me To)—Doris Troy
Cry Baby—Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters
Cry! Cry! Cry!—Johnny Cash
You’re Humbuggin’ Me—Lefty Frizzell
It’s Four in the Morning—Faron Young
You Win Again—Jerry Lee Lewis
Teasin’ You—Willie Tee
Hurtin’ You—Ben Kweller

Hour 2—Ladies’ Night

In lieu of a playlist for this second hour, how about a mosaic?
These are the ladies you'll hear in the second hour; click on the mosaic to make it larger.
Color me impressed if you can guess the names of all of them!

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Row 1: Bobbie Gentry, Alison Goldfrapp, Ani DiFranco, Liz Story
Row 2: Evelyn "Champagne" King, Beth Orton, Jonatha Brooke, Blossom Dearie
Row 3: Carole King, Caroline Peyton, Beyoncé, Lykke Li, Mary McCaslin, Alison Krauss

Monday, February 09, 2009

Encore 10/7/07: "Before They Were Famous"

Here's a show that I don't think is too embarrassing for me to present to you (you be the judge)!

I play a track from musicians before they came to fame on their own, or with a group, and then I play a familiar track from them after they hit the big time. Have a listen!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Show #167--2/8/09

Ballad of Easy Rider—The Byrds
Question—The Moody Blues
Peaches en Regalia—Frank Zappa
Ready for Love/After Lights—Mott the Hoople
The Sleeping Prophet—The Paper Hats (w/Paul Niehaus)
Secretarial—A.C. Newman
There Are Maybe Ten or Twelve…—A.C. Newman
I Hear You Now—Jon and Vangelis
Summertime Clothes—Animal Collective
The Apple Tree—Difford & Tillbrook

Hour 2—Radioactive Music and Cold War Cuts

Dig You Later (Hubba, Hubba, Hubba)—Perry Como
Atom and Evil--The Golden Gate Quartet
Atomic Cocktail—Slim Gaillard Quartette
Watch World War III on Pay TV—Richard M. Sherman & Milt Larsen
Thirteen Women (and Only One Man in Town)—Bill Haley & His Comets
We Will All Go Together When We Go—Tom Lehrer
Russian Bandstand—Spencer & Spencer
Dear Ivan—Jimmy Dean
Political Science—Randy Newman
Thank Christ for the Bomb—Groundhogs
The Great Atomic Power—Southern Culture on the Skids
99 Red Balloons—Nena

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Show #166--2/1/09

He Knows—The Futureheads
Ebony Eyes—Bob Welch
Run (I’m a Natural Disaster)—Gnarls Barkley
Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime—The Korgis
Water Witching Wishes—Cryptacize
Enchanted Sky Machines—Judee Sill
Got My Mojo Working (Live)—Muddy Waters
Only You Know and I Know—Dave Mason

Stay (I Missed You)—Lisa Loeb
The Strong and the Silent—A House
Everybody Plays the Fool—The Main Ingredient
Express—B.T. Express
Lagrimas—JD Natasha
Embryonic Journey—Jefferson Airplane
Red Guitar—Loudon Wainwright III
Song for the Asking—Simon & Garfunkel

Hour 2—60s: Sunshine Pop (Encore 11/30/08)

Chorale/Kites Are Fun—The Free Design
Don’t Take Your Time—Roger Nichols & A Small Circle of Friends
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)—Harpers Bizarre
A Whole Lot of Rainbows—The Salt
Morning Girl—The Neon Philharmonic
Paper Cup—The Fifth Dimension
Go Where You Wanna Go—The Mamas & the Papas
1900 Yesterday—Liz Damon’s Orient Express
Happiness—Anita Kerr & the Anita Kerr Singers
Time for Livin’—The Association
Time to Love—The Addrisi Brothers
Sunday Will Never Be the Same—Spanky & Our Gang
Distance—Spanky & Our Gang
Just What I’ve Been Looking For—The Vogues
The Rain, the Park, and Other Things—The Cowsills
My World Fell Down—Sagittarius

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Show #165--1/25/09

Moovin’ ‘n’ Groovin’—Duane Eddy
Mr. Moonlight—Dr. Feelgood & the Interns
Most of All—The Moonglows
More Love—Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Precious Precious—Jackie Moore
Mona’s Mood—Blue Mitchell
Them Moose Goosers—Mason Williams
Moose Turd Pie—Utah Phillips
The Moose is Loose—Kristi Johnston Band
Moving Away from the Pulsebeat—The Buzzcocks
Call on Me—Morley
My Moon My Man—Feist
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters—Mandy Moore

Hour 2—80s Also-Rans: Great Singles That Missed the Top 40

No One Like You—Scorpions
New Girl Now—Honeymoon Suite
Go for Soda—Kim Mitchell
Suzi—Randy VanWarmer
I Melt with You—Modern English
Working in the Coal Mine—Devo
I Have the Skill—The Sherbs
Running in the Family—Level 42
Only You—Yaz
Trick of the Night—Bananarama
Mexican Radio—Wall of Voodoo
Better Be Home Soon—Crowded House
Solitude Standing—Suzanne Vega

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Show #164--1/18/09

For Today—Jessica Lea Mayfield
Will You Return?—The Avett Brothers
Being Here—The Stills
Fire—Jason Collett
Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire—Joni Mitchell
Blow Away—George Harrison
Walking Through My Dreams—The Pretty Things
Walking on a Dream—Empire of the Sun
Escalator of Life—Robert Hazard
Street Trash—Tobacco
Less Cities, More Moving People—The Fixx
Roads Girdle the Globe—XTC
The Footsteps Die Out Forever—Kaki King
Long Dark Road—The Hollies

Hour 2—Bush Years

A theme hour 8 years in the making...

Not a Political Song—Holmes
You Got Away With It—Todd Snider
A Few Words in Defense of Our Country—Randy Newman
All These People—Harry Connick, Jr.
Black Rain—Ben Harper
To the New Mandarins—Channels
Shock and Awe—Neil Young
Light Up Ya Lighter—Michael Franti & Spearhead
When the President Talks to God—Bright Eyes
We Can’t Make it Here—James McMurtry
Long Dark Night—John Fogerty

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Show #163--1/11/09

Say You Don’t Mind—Colin Blunstone
They Can’t Take That Away From Me—Eri Yamamoto
Can’t Say No—The Helio Sequence
Don’t Say No—Billy Squier
I Don’t Know Why—The Rolling Stones
Baby Please Don’t Go—Them
Can’t Pay the Bill—The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Don’t Shed a Tear—Paul Carrack
You Don’t Treat Me No Good—Sonia Dada
It Don’t Hurt—Sheryl Crow
I Don’t Sleep, I Dream—R.E.M.
The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)—Jason Mraz
Don’t Stop Believin’—Journey

Hour 2—Sandy’s Hour

Blue Velvet—Bobby Vinton
The Last Time—The Rolling Stones
Day Tripper—The Beatles
I Saw Her Again—The Mamas and the Papas
World of Fantasy—The Five Stairsteps
7 and 7 Is—Love
Talk Talk—The Music Machine
Don’t Blame It On Me—The Association
Gimme Little Sign—Brenton Wood
Soul Finger—The Bar-Kays
Feelings—The Grass Roots
Quentin’s Theme—Charles Randolph Grean Sounde
Bohemian Rhapsody—Queen
Dancing in the Storm—Boom Crash Opera
Breath—Breaking Benjamin
Roulette—System of a Down

Hour 3—Feature album: Forever Changes—Love (1967)

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Show #162--1/4/09

Bring on the Lucie (Freda Peeple)—John Lennon
Prelude/To Claudia on Thursday—The Millennium
Nice to See You—The Left Banke
News from Verona—Portico Quartet
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps—Doris Day
Getting Mighty Crowded—Betty Everett
If You Don’t Come Back—The ‘Takers
The Work Song (Live)—Cannonball Adderley Sextet
Cry—The Cyrkle
Another Night—Dionne Warwick
Wives and Lovers—Jack Jones
Language of Love—John D. Loudermilk
Coney Island Intro/King of My Love—Jonatha Brooke

Hour 2—Marc’s Favorites of 2008

Chilled Hidebound Hearts—The Ettes
Red and Purple—The Dodos
Strange Times—The Black Keys
Nothing Will Ever Be as Good—The Simple Carnival
Pillow Talk—Quiet Village
I Know You Know—Esperanza Spalding
Evening Life—The XYZ Affair
One (Blake’s Got a New Face)—Vampire Weekend
Ex-Lover—Friendly Fires
Black Rice—Women
Dirty City—Steve Winwood
Between the Worlds—Sunfold
Pieces—The Bridges

Hour 3—Feature album: Diver Down—Van Halen (1982)

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Sample the Sampler!

Here's an hour of a Sunday Sampler from August 2008--me in all my geeky glory! Click and listen!