Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Show #275--3/27/11

Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey—Fats Domino
Heart of Steel—Galactic
Louisiana Blues—Clifton Chenier
Spiral Dance—Keith Jarrett
Wrong Side of the Moon—Squeeze
Birds Fly Away—Theresa Andersson
Greater Times on the Wayside/The River by the Garden—Zeus
Walk This World—Heather Nova
Gently—Spandau Ballet
Easy Lie—The Golden Boots

Hour 2—Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water (radio documentary)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Show #274--3/20/11

The Golden Age—The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Official Secrets—M
Burn the City—Little Insects
Them That Do Nothing—Field Music
Peace One—Mahavishnu John McLaughlin
Carrying the Wet Wood—Maps & Atlases
Lock and Key—The Whispertown 2000
16 Days—Whiskeytown
Man of Devotion—Fools Garden
Conceived—Beth Orton

Hour 2—Parlor Game:   "The ____________s"

“Parlor Game” is a term I use when I come upon an idea for a theme that goes beyond simple explanation and into realms of obscurity that generally pleases the host most of all (only more so than usual this week).

So, as explanations go: In recent weeks, I’ve listened to enough music from groups that have one-word plurals as their names that it kind of stuck out to me, and I wondered if I would be able to assemble an hour’s worth of these groups. Not groups that follow the template “The _______s,” as there are millions of those, but just that one-word plural. 

Turns out…I was able to. It seems a more modern phenomenon, though there are a small number of older, familiar groups on tap tonight as well.

It’s probably best seen (heard) as just another mix, but there’s your explanation. These are the groups that made tonight’s mix (there are, of course, more; perhaps you know some yourself):  

Stay with Me—Faces
Put Us Back Together Right—Headlights
Too Late—Shoes
Arrow Through Me—Wings
Instant Weight Loss—Sparks
Just Got Lucky—JoBoxers
The Sugar Society—Cinwaves
I See it Coming—Guards
King of the Beach—WAVVES
What Remains—Foals 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Show #273--3/13/11

Banned (By the Man)—Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Let it Out (Let it All Hang Out)—The Hombres
Ain’t Gonna Rest (Till I Get You)—The Five Stairsteps
Run, Run, Run—Sly & the Family Stone
I See the Light—The Five Americans
Beginning to See the Light—The Velvet Underground
Sky Saw—Brian Eno
Come Back—J. Geils Band
Tears—The Phenomenal Handclap Band
Cry if You Want—The Who

Hour 2—’72 Soul Review

Troglodyte (Cave Man)—The Jimmy Castor Bunch
I Gotcha—Joe Tex
Afro Strut—The Nite-Liters
Use Me—Bill Withers
King Heroin—James Brown
Starting All Over Again—Mel and Tim
Superfly—Curtis Mayfield
Why Can’t We Live Together—Timmy Thomas
In the Rain—The Dramatics
Way Back Home—Junior Walker & the All-Stars
Work to Do—The Isley Brothers
Rip Off—Laura Lee
Look What You Done for Me—Al Green
Keeper of the Castle—The Four Tops
Back Stabbers—The O’Jays
People Make the World Go Round—The Stylistics


Saturday, March 05, 2011

Show #272--3/6/11

Night After Night—Conductor
It Ain’t None of Your Business—Missing Persons
Bumpin’ Rap Tapes—Japanther
Think About Me—The Tubes
Don’t Always Look at the Rain—Howard Jones
Deadzy—John Scofield
Mexico—The Soft Pack
Morning Sun—Robbie Williams

Hour 2—The Originals

Tonight, famous songs whose original versions were not hits (OK, save one, and not in this country, anyway); you may not have ever heard these, or perhaps not in a while. 

I’ve Got My Mind Set on You—James Ray
Suspicion—Elvis Presley
Everybody’s Talkin’—Fred Neil
All Along the Watchtower—Bob Dylan
Aquarius—Ronald Dyson (from “Hair” Original Cast)
Woodstock—Joni Mitchell (Live fromCelebration at Big Sur)
My Sweet Lord—Billy Preston
Sentimental Lady—Fleetwood Mac
Poor Poor Pitiful Me—Warren Zevon
Love is the Answer—Utopia
Family Man—Mike Oldfield
Blinded by the Light—Bruce Springsteen