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