Saturday, May 29, 2010

Show #233--5/30/10

Juicebox—The Strokes
Slide—Tin Huey
Possession—Iron Butterfly
High Coin—The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
Portland, Oregon—Loretta Lynn [feat. Jack White]
Walking Down Your Street—The Bangles
Hanging on the Telephone—The Nerves
Perfect Day—Lou Reed
People Make the World Go ‘Round—The Stylistics

Hour 2—Billboard Hot 100 Spotlight: 45 Years Ago (May 29, 1965)

An assortment of popular song from that week in pop music history.

Featuring:  The Animals, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Donovan, The Guess Who, Herman's Hermits, Horst Jankowski (and his Orchestra & Chorus), Tom Jones, Jody Miller, Roger Miller, The Miracles, The Olympics, Esther Phillips, Gene Pitney, and more.

And tomorrow night, the new music show "First Impressions" talks about new releases from The Dead Weather & Rafter.  Tune in at 8, followed by a Monday Sampler from 9 - Midnight.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Sampler playlist 5/24/10

No “First Impresssions” this week. Next Monday Gonzo and I will be back with more conversation about new music.

8pm Mix

Blame is a Killer—Amy Ray
Dreams—Brandi Carlile
Daughters of Sorrow—The New Pornographers
Blame it on the Tetons—Modest Mouse
Bang and Blame—R.E.M.
Who Makes Your Money—Spoon
Disseminated—Soul Coughing
Pressure Drop—Toots & the Maytals
Mick’s Company—The Style Council
Blame it on the Boogie—The Jacksons
Every Kinda People—Robert Palmer
Blame the Weather—XTC
Single Girls—Laura Jensen
All Good Things—The Weepies
I Was Made for Sunny Days—The Weepies

9pm Theme (All 60’s)

The Crusher—The Novas
I Walked All Night—The Embers
Swinging Drums—Ronny Kae
Juanita Banana—The Peels
Laisse Tombez Les Filles—France Gall
Run Baby Run (Back Into My Arms)—The Newbeats
Ben Franklin’s Almanac—The Cryan’ Shames
Wear Your Love Like Heaven—Donovan
My World Fell Down—Sagittarius
Wounded—The Cookies
Listen to My Heart—The Bats
Love Power—The Sandpebbles
Medicine Man—The Buchanan Brothers
Mojo Hannah--Little Esther Phillips
Walk Away Renee--The Four Tops
Tell Someone You Love Them—Dino, Desi & Billy
I’ll Never Fall in Love Again—Dionne Warwick
"Bossa Nova Medley" with Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim (1967)

10pm  Encore: May Flowers (5/4/08)

In the Flowers –Animal Collective
Black Orchid—Lonnie Simmons Quartet
San Antonio Rose—The Tex-i-an Boys
Spanish Rose—Van Morrison
Throwaway—The Posies
Where Evil Grows—The Poppy Family
LDN—Lily Allen
Build Me Up Buttercup—The Foundations
Gardenia—Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Push th’ Little Daisies—Ween
Violet Hill—Coldplay
Sugar Magnolia—The Grateful Dead
Black Narcissus—Joe Henderson

Buena Vista Social Club—Buena Vista Social Club

11:30 PM Feature album: Buffalo Springfield Again—Buffalo Springfield (1967)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Show #232--5/23/10

Your Time is Gonna Come—Led Zeppelin
My Time—Minus the Bear
King for a Day—XTC
Pearly Queen—Traffic
In the Meantime/Some Other Time—Badfinger
Afterglow (of Your Love)—The Small Faces
When I’m Small—Phantogram
Our Puffy Little Lives—Houston
The Sugar Society—Cinwaves
All Around and Away We Go—Twin Sister
We’ll Be Here Soon—Phosphorescent
You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go—Bob Dylan

Hour 2—Old Souls

Ole Man Trouble [Live]—Otis Redding
The Game Gets Old—Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
The Dance Got Old—Fred Williams
Grandma (You’re a Bit Too Slow)—Champion Jack Dupree
It’s the Same Old Song—The Four Tops
This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)—The Isley Brothers
He’s Too Old—Spencer Wiggins
Grannie Stole the Show—Joe Tex
Old Love—The Roe-O-Tation
Little Old Man (Uptight, Everything’s Alright)—Bill Cosby
Your Old Lady—The Chambers Brothers
In the Bad, Bad Old Days (Before You Loved Me)—The Foundations
Funky Worm—Ohio Players
Grandma’s Hands—Bill Withers
Same Ole Love (365 Days a Year)—Anita Baker
You’re Never Too Old—William Bell

***Sorry to say that because of circumstances beyond our control, there will be no "First Impressions" show tomorrow night at 8pm.  In its place, another hour of "The Monday Sampler." 

So, tune in from 8-Midnight Monday night for more eclectric, electric music, and we'll try again next Monday!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Monday Sampler 5/17/10

On the menu, again, first off:  First Impressions with me and Dr. Gonzo (detailed in the last post).

Then, try these on for size:

9:00 PM Monday Sampler 5/17/10

Checkin’ Up on My Baby—Sonny Boy Williamson
Cheese Cake—Dexter Gordon
Chevrolet—Derek Trucks Band
Cheap Sunglasses—ZZ Top
Chest Fever—The Band
Che Notte!—Mike Patton
Chester Leaps In—El Paso Wind Symphony
Cherchez La Femme/C’est Si Bon—Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band
Chemicals Change—The Lovely Sparrows
Chelsea Morning—Joni Mitchell
Chester the Molester—Sloan
Cherry Baby—Starz
Cheat on Me—The Cribs
Chemical—Joseph Arthur

10 PM Sunday Sampler Encore 1/13/08

No One—Alicia Keys
Nobody But Me—The Human Beinz
No Fool No More—Charles Walker & the Daffodils
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out—Nina Simone
No One Here Knows Jane—Warren Zanes
No One For Me to Turn To—Spiral Starecase
Now, Now—St. Vincent
Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine—Country Joe & the Fish
Nocturne—Andy McKee
Nod Off—Skeleton Key
No Ke Ano Ahiahi—Medeski Martin + Wood
No One to Depend On—Santana
No Words—Paul McCartney and Wings
Nod Your Head—Paul McCartney

11 PM 

For the Kids--Roger Klug
For the Turnstiles--Neil Young
For the Children--John Mellencamp

Feature album:  For the Roses—Joni Mitchell (1972)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

About this Sunday's show...

...There won't be one.

It's time for the annual weekend powering-down of the campus for routine maintenance.  So all programming this weekend is cancelled.

However, WIUP-FM will be on the air once again Monday morning at 9:00 AM.

Which brings me to Monday night.

Tune in for First Impressions, a new music show co-hosted by Dr. Gonzo and yours truly.  Every Monday night during the summer from 8 to 9 PM.

This week we feature music and commentary on New Young Pony Club's "The Optimist" and the New Pornographers' "Together."

Plus, this week, hear Gonzo take on my "#1 Record Challenge, " where I'll have a number of quick snippets of #1 hit records from 1958 to 2010, and we'll see how many he can identify.  Play along and see if you can beat Gonzo!  (The link to the live stream's up top, where it always is.)

After First Impressions, stay tuned for a special Monday Sampler from 9 PM to 12 Midnight, again, all through the summer.  I'll always have a feature album in the 11:00 hour.  This week's feature album (played in its entirety, cos it's so awesome):  For the Roses by Joni Mitchell (1972).

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Show #231--5/9/10

Tell the Truth [Live]—Ray Charles
T’aint it the Truth—Ernie K-Doe
Truth is Hard—The Raincoats
Truth Sets In—Avi Buffalo
Your Hands (Together)—The New Pornographers
I Claim it Mine—Unnatural Helpers
Run, Run, Run—Sly & the Family Stone

America Drinks/Status Back Baby/Uncle Bernie’s Farm/Son of Suzy Creamcheese
—Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention

(Happy Mothers' Day?)

Old Brown Shoe—The Beatles
To Go Home—M. Ward
Sinner—Neil Finn

Hour 2—The Originals

Songs you just may know better in another (more popular version).  Here are the originals! 

Featuring music by:  Bobby Day, Gil Hamilton, Brenda Holloway, Little Willie John, Smiley Lewis, Lori Lieberman, Nilsson, Michel Polnareff, Cat Stevens, The Stokes, The Vibrations, Kim Weston, and Kai Winding. 

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Show #230--5/2/10

How You Like Me Now?—The Heavy
Ah Feel Like Ahcid—Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Baby Scratch My Back—Slim Harpo
Heart Attack—Kurt Vile
Little Martha—The Allman Brothers Band
Pinball—Brian Protheroe
The Easy Way Out—Josh Ottum
Logic—Operator Please
Martha—Rufus Wainwright
Say You Don’t Mind—Colin Blunstone
Take Me to Heart—Quarterflash
Play a Little Bit for Love—The Sleepy Jackson
Feel it All Around—Washed Out
Them That Do Nothing—Field Music
Down on Loving—The Soft Pack

Hour 2: Eve from North East, PA (A "5 Faves" Hour)

Eve has picked 5 artists she'd like to hear:  The Four Freshmen, The Four Seasons, The Platters, Natalie Cole, and The Beatles.  We'll hear a song from each of them during this hour in a special mix.

You can do the same for a future show.  Have 5 favorite groups, singers, or songs?  Forward them to me at, and I'll fold them into a future hour for you.  You need not stick to pop music; jazz, blues, R&B, country, etc. welcome as well.  Give it a try!

(Also during this hour:  The Beach Boys, Don Byron, Joe Jackson, Noisettes, Nina Simone, Steely Dan, Rufus Thomas, Young-Holt Unlimited.)

Is it the "Beach" Boys?  Nah, it's the "Soft" Pack.