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

Sad. (from

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...