Saturday, March 31, 2012

Show #327--4/1/12

April Fools—Rufus Wainwright
A Girl Like You—Edwyn Collins
Our Lips Are Sealed—Fun Boy Three 
You’re My Drug—The Dukes of Stratosphear
The Bitter Thoughts of Little Jane—Timon
The Little Girl I Once Knew—The Beach Boys
Let Her Dance—The Bobby Fuller Four
Hold Tight!—Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
Boyfriend—Best Coast
Made to Last—Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Hour 2: Fool Me Once…

No Fool No More—Charles Walker & the Daffodils
(You’re the) Devil in Disguise—Elvis Presley
What Kind of Fool—The Tams
Trying to Make a Fool of Me—The Delfonics
Fool For You—Cee Lo Green
Everybody Plays the Fool—The Main Ingredient
Once Bitten, Twice Shy—Ian Hunter
Fool Too Long—Rockpile
Fool Me Once—B.B. King 
Fooled Me Again (Honest Eyes)—Lady Gaga
Lovefool—The Cardigans
What a Fool Believes—The Doobie Brothers
I Was a Fool to Care—James Taylor
Won’t Get Fooled Again—The Who 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Show #326--3/25/12

Good—Better Than Ezra
Yes/No—The Futureheads
A Hundred Hearts—The Swimmers 
Chase—Giorgio Moroder
Better to Be—Liam Finn
Things We Said Today—Mary McCaslin
Chemicals Change—The Lovely Sparrows

Hour 2: 80s Also-Rans

Singles that missed the Top 40, but are too good to be forgotten.

Talk to Ya Later—The Tubes
Black Cars—Gino Vanelli
Peter Gunn—Art of Noise with Duane Eddy
Fool Moon Fire—Walter Egan
Painted Moon—The Silencers
Trick of the Night—Bananarama 
Hyperactive!—Thomas Dolby
The Celtic Soul Brothers—Dexys Midnight Runners
Shiny Shiny—Haysi Fantayzee
Love of the Common People—Paul Young
It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back)—Eurythmics 
One Vision—Queen
Change—John Waite
Love is Contagious—Taja Sevelle 

James Apollo - Happiness from Papa Escalante on Vimeo.

Spark & Whisper. Lovin' the ouija board.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Show #325--3/18/12

She is Beyond Good and Evil—The Pop Group
That is the Way—XTC
Take Me to Your Leader—The Sinceros
Give—Missing Persons
A New Town—Field Music
Take it In—Hot Chip
I Will Follow—U2
Give Blood—Rain Machine
We Almost Lost Detroit—Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Synchronicity II—The Police 

Hour 2: Greenery

Mountain Greenery—Mel Torme
The Green Grass Starts to Grow—Dionne Warwick
The Other Man’s Grass is Always Greener—Petula Clark
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush—Traffic
I Can Hear the Grass Grow—The Move
Flowers in the Rain—The Move
River of Orchids—XTC
Coming Up Roses—Curve
The English Roses—The Pretenders
(Nothing But) Flowers—Talking Heads
Push th’ Little Daisies—Ween 
A Forest—Bat for Lashes
Tall Trees—Crowded House
Tall Trees in a Blue Sky—Wang Chung
Forest Green Oh Forest Green—Holly Miranda


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Notes on Monday Music Club

This is a kind of indulgent post (and here, after I've scrubbed most of the indulgent posts from the past from this blog), but I suppose a blog is just born for self-indulgence, so I'm posting this playlist from tonight's Spring Break Monday Music Club (one week only!). Reason being, I had this rare evening where all the stars aligned, and I thought the entire 4 hours of the show just flowed so well, and I even had intelligent audience participation. I've found that usually there are less-than-inspired spots in previous 4-hour broadcasts, but tonight was bangin' on all cylinders all night, I thought.

It felt really good, and I wonder if there aren't just a few DJs that are paid (even) that are lucky enough to have such a good vibe as this little volunteer stuff I do in the wilderness of Indiana, PA. Of course, would love to be paid for creating what I want on the radio, but how realistic is that?

Anyhow, it was a great geeky evening, me in the booth, incorporating a few really good requests into what I thought was an excellent mix (your mileage may vary, of course).

The rules I impose on myself for the Monday Music Club shows are, I start at a certain point in time in pop music history and progress somewhat chronologically throughout the evening. So most of the time, it's large chunks of 60s and 70s music, but with the idea of slowly traveling through time afloat all of this music. There are sometimes lurches back and forth in time, but not too many.

By the end of the evening I usually end up near or at the late 70s. I try to mix both familiar and obscure together, because (and this will not be a surprise) that's the type of show I like to listen to. Play me some stuff I know, and play some stuff I don't know, but might like in the same type of genres. (I find this sort of mix hard to find on radio on a consistent basis, and that goes double for terrestrial radio).

I also like the idea of the romance of "freeform" radio days, which I was a little young to have experienced, and I didn't really grow up in an area where you just couldn't avoid a creatively programmed radio station (though I do have a great fondness for the programming at the FM station I did listen to in Erie, PA, K-104). But this kind of a mix is sort of my idea of a freeform-like mix, with what most people would probably say is too "poppy" to accurately reflect what freeform radio really was like. I dunno -- these are just my personal tastes.

So without further ado, here's the March 12th 4-hour playlist, posted as another pure "I exist" gesture to the world. First track tonight was from 1964, the final was from 1975:

Time is on My Side--Irma Thomas
All Cried Out--Dusty Springfield
Jump Back--Rufus Thomas
Opportunity--The Jewels
Let's Stomp--Bobby Comstock
Needle in a Haystack--The Velvelettes
The Boy from New York City--The Ad Libs
The Girl from New York City--The Beach Boys
The Sidewinder--Lee Morgan
You've Got Your Troubles--The Fortunes
La La La La La--The Blendells
Farmer John--The Premiers
Round Every Corner--Petula Clark
Are You There (With Another Girl)--Dionne Warwick
No Reply--The Beatles
Sad Day--The Rolling Stones
Like a Rolling Stone--Bob Dylan
Bari Track--Doni Burdick
I Miss My Baby--Rose Batiste
I'm Alive--The Hollies
The 'In' Crowd--Dobie Gray
Stoned Love--The Supremes
Never Say No--Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Hard to Handle--Otis Redding
There She Is--The Lovin' Spoonful
Bleecker & Macdougal--Fred Neil
Cast Off All My Fears--The Hour Glass
Shake Your Hips--Slim Harpo
Every Day I Have the Blues--B.B. King
You Better Run--The Young Rascals
When I Was Young--Eric Burdon & the Animals
Feelings--The Grass Roots
One Third--The Majority
Little Girl--Syndicate of Sound
Teardrop City/Love Every Day--Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
It Could Be We're in Love--The Cryan' Shames
Tomorrow--Strawberry Alarm Clock
Laughing--The Guess Who
A Commercial Proposition--Matthews Southern Comfort
Woodstock--Matthews Southern Comfort
Gimme Shelter--The Rolling Stones
Traditional Order--The New York Rock Ensemble
Move Over--Janis Joplin
Only You Know and I Know--Dave Mason
Make it Funky--James Brown
Let it Down--George Harrison
Justice--Kim Milford
It's a Shame--The Spinners
Superman--The Ides of March
All Day Music--War
Smiling Faces Sometimes--The Undisputed Truth
Midnight Man--The James Gang
I'm a Man--Jobriath
I'm a Man--Chicago
The Cover of "Rolling Stone"--Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
Bitter Bad (Live)--Melanie
Panama Red--New Riders of the Purple Sage
Kiss an Angel Good Morning--Charlie Pride
Naima--Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin
Rikki Don't Lose That Number--Steely Dan
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)--Genesis
The First Cut is the Deepest--Keith Hampshire
Daughter of Darkness--Tom Jones
Little Willy--The Sweet
Sweet Music--Lon & Derrek Von Eaton
Some Guys Have All the Luck--The Persuaders
Come and Get Your Love--Redbone
Say Leroy--Jimmy Castor Bunch
Take Yo' Praise--Camille Yarbrough

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Show #324--3/11/12

Scratch that playlist. Problems in the studio tonight with equipment...Winging it on 2 CD drives + no computer + no turntable.

Tune in and be surprised...
In the Open: Bahamas - "Whole Wide World" from Consequence of Sound on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Show #323--3/4/12

Citysong—Luscious Jackson
One Way Street—Jigsaw
Understanding—Small Faces
Numbers Don’t Lie—The Mynabirds
Comin Up—Facing New York
Tragedy—John Hunter
I Don’t Mind at All—Bourgeois Tagg
Three-Way—The Magnetic Fields
Pull Out—The Soft Pack
Flat Tire—Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons

Hour 2: All-Monkees

Sometimes the themes suggest themselves. All Monkees-related material this hour, slightly weighted towards Davy Jones, who passed away this week.

Theme from “The Monkees”
Gonna Buy Me a Dog
I Wanna Be Free
Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)
Hold on Girl
Daydream Believer
Teardrop City
Cuddly Toy
“Special Announcement”
Love is Only Sleeping
Ditty Diego/War Chant
Circle Sky
Star Collector
Early Morning Blues and Greens
Listen to the Band
You and I (1996)
As We Go Along