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