Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Monday Music Club 12-26-16

Wonderful World--Sam Cooke
No, No, No--The Chanters
Chickenhawk--The Russell Brothers
You Got What it Takes--Bobby Parker
Snap Your Fingers--Joe Henderson
A Simple Tune--Herb Ellis
Word Dance I (from "A Thurber Carnival")--Don Elliott Quartet & Cast
Uh-Oh! Part Two--The Nutty Squirrels
 In the Summertime (You Don't Want My Love)--Roger Miller
Glitter and Gold--The Everly Brothers
A Shot in the Dark--Henry Mancini
We're Gonna Dance--Wee Willie
The Race is On--Jack Jones
The Oogum Boogum Song--Brenton Wood
Gotta Get Away--The Rolling Stones
I Want to Tell You--The Beatles
Right String But the Wrong Yo-Yo--The Moquettes
It Ain't Me Babe (Live)--Joan Baez


She's All Mine Alone--Johnny Maestro
Leader of the Laundromat--The Detergents
Hold On, I'm Comin'--Earl Hooker
Name It You Got It--Micky Moonshine
Green Hornet Theme--Al Hirt
Lucifer--The Salt
You've Made Me So Very Happy--Brenda Holloway
I Can Do it Better--The Knickerbockers
Please Don't Fight It--Dino, Desi & Billy
Hot Links--Soul Heirs
Spread it on Thick--The Gentrys
Little Miss Sunshine--Lee Hazlewood
New City--Richie Havens
Soul Francisco--Tony Joe White
Dark Star--The Grateful Dead
Get High--The Sons of Champlin


The Night Time is the Right Time--Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cheap Thrills--The Mothers of Invention
Sweet Apple Cider--The Holy Modal Rounders
A Thing Call the Jones--Chico & Buddy
Runnin' Blue--The Doors
Fais Do Do--Doug Kershaw
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)--The Delfonics
Put Your Hand in the Hand--Ocean
When You're Smiling--Roberta Flack with the Don Elliott Voices
For the Love of Ivy--The Mamas & the Papas
E.V.A.--Jean-Jacques Perrey
Ball of Confusion--The Temptations
Get Yourself Together--Mark-Almond
Nubia--The Rascals
Get Back--The Beatles (feat. Billy Preston)
Good Time Livin'--Three Dog Night
She Didn't Do Magic--Lobo


He's So Fine--Jody Miller
Honey Buns--Bobby Rydell
It's a Lovely Day--Jesse Colin Young
Call Me the Breeze--J.J. Cale
Profondo Rosso (Deep Red)--Giorgio Gaslini
The Sly, the Slick, & the Wicked--The Lost Generation
Submission--Tyrone Washington
Do You Want My Love--Paul Nicholas
Will You Be My Lover--Maxine Nightingale
Don't Leave Your Records in the Sun--John Hartford
So it Goes--Nick Lowe
Got to Get You Into My Life--Earth, Wind & Fire
She's My Daughter--Sassy
Like You Do--Walter Egan
How Do I Survive--Amy Holland
Love and Affection--Joan Armatrading
New Kid in Town--Eagles

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Show #573--12/25/16

Can't Get Enough of You Baby--Smash Mouth
Belong--Shelita Burke (feat. Kings)
Voices--Russ Ballard  
Heartbeat--Don Johnson
Time Eater--Gold Panda
The Day I Get Home--Squeeze
To Die For--Bohicas
Heartbreak Beat--The Psychedelic Furs
I Will Possess Your Heart--Death Cab for Cutie



Accidents Will Happen--Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Heartache--Josh Dion Band  
Deep in Love--John Peterson & Jeannie Smith  
Out on the Weekend (Version 2)--Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Rye Lane Shuffle--Moses Boyd
Praise the Lord--Mary Lou Williams
The Rose--Bette Midler
Sign Here--Chilliwack
(So You) Wanna Be a Star--Chilliwack
Glamour Boy--The Guess Who
Ziggy Stardust--David Bowie  
Would You Believe in Me--Marker Starling
Heartstrings--Gregory Page
Christmas Song--Windy & Carl


Thursday, December 22, 2016

A letter to my Congressmen and Representatives

I sent this letter recently to Senator Pat Toomey, Senator Bob Casey, State Representative Dave Reed, State Senator Don White, and Representative Bill Shuster. Yes, I am concerned about the upcoming Trump administration and what it represents. 

If anyone else actually reads this -- I would encourage you to speak out, too. 

My name is Marc Kloszewski from Indiana, PA.  I don’t normally write letters to congressmen or representatives, but with the Trump Presidency imminent, I wanted to express my grave concern at the direction of this country this country may be headed.  I’m not afraid of terrorists, I’m not afraid someone’s going to take my guns away, I’m not afraid of immigrants taking my job or killing me. What I’m concerned with are the priorities of a Donald Trump administration.

After a much-too-long election season, I overwhelmingly feel that in the end, this election has been stolen by Donald Trump, with the help of foreign governments, and moneyed interests worldwide through a combination of voter suppression, media coverage that emphasized style (and advertising dollars) over substance, and decades-long attacks on Hillary Clinton, whom I see as an imperfect but generally decent and competent public servant. Despite my original support of Bernie Sanders, I feel Secretary Clinton was by far the better candidate over Donald Trump to lead our country, and I’m willing to bet that you and many of your colleagues feel the same way.

I don’t have a lot of faith that anything will change the fact that Trump will be President come January 20th, or even that the highly likely possibility of impropriety, graft, and corruption related to the Trump campaign will be investigated to the fullest extent. There are too many people with agendas of their own that are doing their best to sweep things under the rug and to continue on, insisting that we should all “move on” and to leave all the ugliness of the campaign behind us.
I’ll tell you one thing, though. I know that when President Obama was elected in 2008, that Republicans gathered together with the intent of not giving Obama ANY victories, purely for the sake of holding on to power by any means necessary. That’s on the record from Mitch McConnell and others, as I’m sure you are well aware. I will never understand the hatred and greed that motivates these decisions. It’s actions like these that make people despise politicians, putting one’s own self-interest before moving this country forward.

It didn’t matter that we could have employed people to fix our crumbling infrastructure. It didn’t matter that we were on the verge of financial collapse. It doesn’t matter that our public schools should be improved instead of forcing a for-profit model on us. It doesn’t matter that businessmen and the lawmakers in their pockets want deregulation to the detriment of the health and safety of the American people. It doesn’t matter that the cost of healthcare and medicine is wildly out of control.  It doesn’t matter that we’re draining every last bit of fossil fuels out of the ground and pumping it into the atmosphere, warming the planet to levels where at this point we might not be able to recover, instead of prioritizing green solutions which other countries are implementing long before we can even get around to discussing them.

No, the only real goal for Obama’s opposition was to defeat him personally, and slander his name so voters will always feel that the other side is the enemy to be defeated, whatever it costs us. And meanwhile, the business of the country is perpetually ignored. If you’re not fighting against this kind of insanity, how do you all sleep at night? What are you there for, if not to move our country, our state and our communities forward?

Now, instead of the intelligent, thoughtful, reasonable man we have as President, we genuinely have a dangerous fool about to enter the White House, and I am certain that his inattention and inexperience to the monumental tasks at hand will lead him to making some very, very bad decisions, or through his appointees, whose agendas I am thoroughly convinced DO NOT represent the vast majority of people in this country, no matter if his supporters have fallen for Trump’s lies and obfuscations repeatedly.

You only need look at his cabinet choices to understand that they almost always run antithetical to the missions of their departments, that they prioritize the protection of moneyed interests, and favors for the world of business that Trump inhabits – and as a bonus, no doubt, a thumb in the eye of enlightened people who would “foolishly” hope to protect the working man, the fragile economy of this country, and the planet we all inhabit. The idea that he and his crew were able to convince enough Americans that this ill-equipped, immature bully should be our President is something I will never get over. Apparently too many of us were too busy being distracted by things that don’t matter, false flags like “having our guns taken away,” or “we need to build a wall,” the endless fascination with and dissection of Trump’s personality. What matters are policies – something barely discussed in the year-and-a-half of campaigning – instead of who can most effectively bring the other person down.

I’m a middle-aged man. I wasn’t happy when Reagan or both Bushes were elected, but I never have felt as worried for this country as I am at this point. The fact that so many Americans look to Donald Trump as someone who will “Make America Great Again” would be laughable if it weren’t so horrific.

Senator, this is where I hope you will be of good conscience and take a stand to educate your constituents and influence your colleagues to more than ever be vigilant in standing up for the rights of workers, women, and minorities. When you see legislation coming before you that puts our country on the wrong path, I pray that you will reject it and tirelessly advocate for better ways that help us ALL, instead of the privileged few.

I pray that you will also reject the temptations of money and power, and the people who promote these things above all. They are at the core of most of the ills this country faces, and soon we’ll be handing the reins over to the worst possible representatives whose only responsibilities are to themselves. I do not believe that Trump and his millionaire cronies care one whit about the lives of “ordinary” Americans who are struggling. If our country goes on a downward spiral, economically, environmentally, etc., I have an idea that the billionaires will be fine, but what about the rest of us?

What President Elect goes on a “victory tour” to cap off a hateful, divisive and uninformed campaign? What President Elect would have ever been given a pass on folding his adult children into an unethical and possibly illegal relationship between government and private enterprise? The level of possible malfeasance and the ultimate lowering of the Presidential standard is NOT NORMAL, and we should not accept it as such, or bend to the will of a few rich and influential people.

We need to put our citizens first, not corporations, and to reverse decisions such as Citizens United that claim that the more money you have, the more free speech you have. They are NOT equivalent.

We need to correct the disastrous path that climate change has brought upon us. I believe in science, and the idea that there are a lot of people smarter than me, and educated voices of reason should be paid attention to and respected, not maligned, ignored, or covered up.

We need to make education a priority, and with that, a path to bring back good paying jobs.

We need to take care of our elders by protecting things like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and to stop demonizing people who need a hand up via government assistance. Our country is too prosperous to represent the opinion of those who are mean-spirited, ungenerous and who seek to divide rather than unite. We’re better than this!!

We need to stop devoting endless resources and money in preparation for and execution of war, in a country whose military is already tremendously strong and better-funded than most, if not all countries. That money can be put to much better use by improving the lives of our citizens, right here at home.

We need to ensure that diverse voices in this country are heard, and to call out racism and bigotry when we see it. We need to support net neutrality, and keep that pipeline of free, unfiltered information on the internet and over the airwaves so that we don’t end up in a country where the only opinions we’re allowed to hear or read are ones that support corporate interests, or the 1 percent.

Common sense stuff, right? My earnest hope is that through your work that most of all, legislators can somehow see past the toxic partisanship and work towards the obvious common goals that all Americans share, and to fight against those who would suppress them or distract us all from what really matters, and that you’ll be on the front lines.

I wanted to speak out, with the confidence that millions of people feel similarly to my point of view. This country elected Donald Trump with a 3-million vote deficit on his part. He has no mandate, other than the people want “change.” I don’t think the people who voted for him realize what they’re truly supporting. I think we’ve been hoodwinked, and my wish is that every day your attention is to, now more than ever, be a check on this President.

I appreciate your time. Thank you for your hard work. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Monday Music Club 12-19-16

First show during IUP's Christmas break. 

I usually type out a playlist, take it into the studio, and hew fairly close to it. 

Tonight I forgot to bring my playlist. Yet I had most of the music on hand, as well as other extra stuff. Just for kicks, I'm first posting what was actually played on this week's show, followed by the original playlist. Of course, a lot of those songs missed will end up in future mixes, more than likely. 

Just an example of a memory test of sorts, to try and remember how things fit together musically, and the different paths I took when I ended up "improvising." 

Castro Rock--Jay Chevalier and the House Rockers
Don't Let Go--Roy Hamilton
The Honeydripper--Oscar Peterson Trio
Tight Skirt Tight Sweater--The Versatones
Yield Not to Temptation--Bobby Bland
Not Fade Away--The Rolling Stones
But I Was Cool--Oscar Brown, Jr.
Devil With the Blue Dress--Shorty Long
I'll Never Love Again--The Four Coins
Christmas Comes But Once a Year--Amos Milburn
I'm a Happy Man--The Jive Five
The Shampoo--Les McCann
Milord--Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass
Santa Claus is Watching You--Ray Stevens
I'm Gonna Tell Santa on You--Faron Young
Mockingbird--Inez & Charlie Foxx
Only in America--Jay & the Americans
Tell Me What You See--The Beatles
Hippodelphia--Cannonball Adderley Quintet


A Young Girl of Sixteen--Noel Harrison
A Piece of the Sky--Verdelle Smith
I'm Alive--The Hollies
Aw Shucks--J.J. Jones
When I'm Gone--Brenda Holloway
It's Just a Little Bit Too Late--Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders
It's Love--The Misty Wizards
L.S.D.--Wendell Austion
Goin' to Hell on a Sled--John D. Loudermilk
Hair--Original Broadway Cast
Staletto 135--The Royal Jesters
That's the Way It's Got to Be--The Poets
Whip You--Chuck-a-Luck & the Lovemen Ltd.
Chains of Love--J.J. Barnes
Say I Am (What I Am)--Tommy James & the Shondells
Shake (Live)--Otis Redding
Hush--Billy Joe Royal
Wichita Lineman--Glen Campbell


Sweet Blindness--The 5th Dimension
Flying on the Ground is Wrong--The Guess Who
Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad--Randy Newman
Hitchcock Railway--Jose Feliciano
Embryonic Journey--Jefferson Airplane
White Rabbit--Jefferson Airplane
Astrologically Incompatible--The Bonniwell Music Machine
What is and What Should Never Be--Led Zeppelin
Biff! Bang! Pow!--The Creation
The Child Dreams--Axe
Desiree--The Left Banke
We Can Work it Out--Stevie Wonder
Lady Tell Me Why--D.O.A.
As Long as He Lies Perfectly Still (Live)--The Soft Machine


Early in the Morning--Vanity Fare
Nobody Eats at Linebaugh's Anymore--John Hartford
Pocket Money--Carole King
Shootout on the Plantation--Leon Russell
Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard--Paul Simon
Peace Like a River--Paul Simon
The Witch Queen of New Orleans--Redbone
Back to Funk--Robert Lowe
Please Call Home--The Allman Brothers Band (a request!)
Third Uncle--Brian Eno
You--Tom Snow
Lay Down Sally--Eric Clapton
Fight from the Inside--Queen
I'm the Leader of the Gang--Brownsville Station
Conquistador (Live)--Procol Harum
Haven't Got Time for the Pain--Carly Simon


Castro Rock--Jay Chevalier and the House Rockers
Don't Let Go--Roy Hamilton
The Honeydripper--Oscar Peterson Trio
Christmas Comes But Once a Year--Amos Milburn
Snap Your Fingers--Joe Henderson
Tight Skirt Tight Sweater--The Versatones
Aw Shucks--J.J. Jones
Not Fade Away--The Rolling Stones
Stick Around--Sammy Davis, Jr.
One Monkey Don't Stop No Show--Joe Tex
Breakaway--Jackie DeShannon
Milord--Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass
The Way You Do the Things You Do--The Temptations
Santa Claus is Watching You--Ray Stevens
The Oogum Boogum Song--Brenton Wood
But It's Alright--J.J. Jackson
Right String But the Wrong Yo-Yo--Moquettes
Tell Me What You See--The Beatles
Hippodelphia--Cannonball Adderley Quintet


A Young Girl--Noel Harrison
A Piece of the Sky--Verdelle Smith
Love Story--Randy Newman
Wichita Lineman--Glen Campbell
Piece of My Heart--Erma Franklin
L.S.D.--Wendell Austin
Goin' to Hell on a Sled--John D. Loudermilk
Going Down (from "Hair")--Gerome Ragni, Hair Ensemble
Lucifer--The Salt
Staletto 135--The Royal Jesters
Whip You--Chuck-a-Luck & the Lovemen
Chains of Love--J.J. Barnes
Chained and Bound--Otis Redding
You've Made Me So Very Happy--Brenda Holloway
Hush--Billy Joe Royal
3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds--Jefferson Airplane
The Night Time is the Right Time--Creedence Clearwater Revival


Evil Hearted You--The Yardbirds
Bring it on Home--Led Zeppelin
We Can Work it Out--Stevie Wonder
Ivy, Ivy--The Left Banke
Like an Old-Time Movie--Scott McKenzie
Nobody Eats at Linebaugh's Anymore--John Hartford
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)--The Delfonics
Put Your Hand in the Hand--Ocean
Steppin' Out--Lionel Robinson
Hi-De-Ho--Blood, Sweat & Tears
Pocket Money--Carole King
E.V.A.--Jean-Jacques Perrey
Get Yourself Together--Mark-Almond
Lady Tell Me Why--D.O.A.
Armistice Day--Paul Simon
I Believe in Father Christmas--Greg Lake


Honey Buns--Bobby Rydell
Respect Yourself--Staple Singers
Call Me the Breeze--J.J. Cale
Profondo Rosso (Deep Red)--Giorgio Gaslini
The Sly, the Slick, & the Wicked--The Lost Generation
Submission--Tyrone Washington
Got to Get You Into My Life--Earth, Wind & Fire
Fight From the Inside--Queen
My Bleeding Wound--The New Year
Couldn't Get it Right--Climax Blues Band
How Do I Make You--Linda Ronstadt
See Forever Eyes--Prism
Dance (Disco Heat)--Sylvester
How Do I Survive--Amy Holland
White Hot--Red Rider
Hot Razors in My Heart--Crack the Sky

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Show #572--12/18/16

My "extra" show called the Monday Music Club returns for the next 5 or 6 weeks during IUP's Christmas break. It's a deeper dive into 60s and 70s music. Starting tomorrow (12/19), from 6-10 PM. 

She Says What She Means--Sloan
I Finally Found the Love I Need--Jerry (J.G.) Green
Deeper and Deeper--The Fixx
Cuban Slide--Pretenders  
Because I'm Me--The Avalanches  
What Have You Done for Me Lately--Naytronix & tUnE-yArDs
You Haven't Done Nothin'--Jen Chapin  
Watermelon Man--Herbie Hancock  
Crow Jane--The Derek Trucks Band  
Press On--Euphone
Be Gone--Brad Laner
Chambre a Coucher--The OBGMs



Stairs--Joyce Manor
All Through the Night--Gentle Giant
Shadows on the Street--Gentle Giant
Some Serious Gravity--Janita
Wear Me Out Loud--The I Don't Cares
Alaska--Maggie Rogers  
Let 'Em Say--Lizzo & Caroline Smith
Wednesday Week--The Undertones  
My Clone Sleeps Alone--Pat Benatar
The Metro--Berlin  
Sorry for Being the Man of 1000 Questions--Kristoffer Ragnstam
Groovin'--Reverend Organdrum
Spinning Away--John Cale & Brian Eno
Electric Sunrise--Plini

HOUR 3   FEATURE ALBUM: "SHEET MUSIC" (1974) by 10cc 

Feature albums return during IUP's Christmas break. 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Show #571--12/11/16

Banned (By the Man)--Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin  
Waveland--Noam Pikelny
Hello Sunshine--Damien Jurado & Richard Swift  
Wake Up Boo!--The Boo Radleys  
Think I'm in Love--Beck
The Game of Love--Santana feat. Michelle Branch
Drop in the Ocean--Michelle Branch  
Lead Me On--Amy Grant
Someone to Lose--Wilco
She Rolls--Keller Williams
Amie--Pure Prairie League
Biloxi--Hiss Golden Messenger
Undertow--Lisa Hannigan  
Deep Water--The Beau Brummels



Try as You Might--Elijah Ford    
While You See a Chance--Steve Winwood  
Denial--Marie Davidson
I Confess--The English Best
Hit the Ground--The Men
Milk and Alcohol--Dr. Feelgood
Cold Winter--Dave Davies
When I'm Small--Phantogram
Lunch Box/Odd Sox--Paul McCartney
Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)--Paul McCartney & Wings
Where the Tarantula Lives--The Dead Milkmen
Charlton Heston--Stump


Sunday, December 04, 2016

Show #570--12/4/16

Reasonable World--The Blind Shake
The Man Who Sold the World--David Bowie
The World (is Going Up in Flames)--Charles Bradley  
Ashes By Now--Rodney Crowell
Roll Me Up--Willie Nelson
Amsterdam--Peter Bjorn and John
Young Folks--Peter Bjorn and John  
All My Life--Nite Jewel  
Polyester--John Evans
Gold--John Stewart  
Esther Be the One--ZZ Top
Rebel Rebel--Sweet Spirit  
Lines on My Face--Peter Frampton
The Roots of Coincidence--Pat Metheny Group



The Hurt--Cat Stevens
A War with My Ego--Jaubi
Natural--Howard Jones
Artists' Valley--Bibio
Back of My Hand--The Jags
Pay for the Piano--The Dismemberment Plan
Change--Dan Kye
Sour Mango--Gabriel Garzon Montano
Less Than Zero--Elvis Costello
Numb--Holly McNarland
When I'm With You--Sheriff
We Will Never Wash Away--Younger Me


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Show #569--11/27/16

Roadside Memorial--Allah-Las
Follow Me--Sharks
Lucien--Young Magic
Spirits in the Material World--Police
One Fine Day--Sting
You and Me--The Checks
Turn You Inside-Out--R.E.M.
Follow Me Home--The Mystery Lights
Theme One--George Martin Orchestra
Blue--The Clarks
Fast Moving Cars--Carla Dal Forno
Supermoon--Alice Avery
Follow You, Follow Me--Genesis
Song of the Open Road--Jenny Scheinman



One Fine Day--Carole King
Liar--Annie Stela
You Keep Running Away--.38 Special
Pony--Charlie Hilton  
You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)--Joe Jackson
Catch Her--Charlie Rouse
Love Ballad--George Benson
And Gather--Volcano Choir
Whatever Gets You True--Paddy Casey
Walt Whitman's Niece--Billy Bragg & Wilco
This Land is Your Land--Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Disengage--Robert Fripp
Strange Boy--The Shacks
Little Trouble Girl--Sonic Youth
Mr. Driver--Black Lips    11


Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday Music Club 11-21-16

Thanksgiving break edition. Deep cuts and a few favorites from the 60s & 70s. 

Coney Island--Clyde McPhatter
I Don't Worry About a Thing--Mose Allison
Dat Dere--Oscar Brown, Jr.
Hey Girl, Don't Bother Me--The Tams
Slow Twistin'--Chubby Checker/Dee Dee Sharp
At the Sign of the Swinging Cymbal--Brian Fahey & His Orchestra
Your Ma Said You Cried in Your Sleep Last Night--Kenny Dino
Send Me No Flowers--Doris Day
All I've Got to Do--The Beatles
I'm Movin' On--Matt Lucas
Thank You and Goodnight--The Angels
I'll Be Alright--The Three Strangers
So Much in Love--The Tymes
Don't Pity Me--Sue Lynn
This Diamond Ring--Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Something About You--The Four Tops
(I Love Her So Much) It Hurts Me--The Majestics
Don't Have to Shop Around--The Mad Lads



I Got Rhythm--The Happenings
Night Owl--Bobby Paris
Go Head On--Chris Montez
The Dealer--Chico Hamilton feat. Larry Coryell
Psychotic Reaction--Count Five
Can't Stop Now--The Music Explosion
Spanish Caravan--The Doors
Plastic People--Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
Flight from Ashiya--Kaleidoscope
Follow Me--Lyme & Cybelle
Kites Are Fun--The Free Design
Star Spangled Bus--Hamilton Camp
Pride of Man--Quicksilver Messenger Service
Love is Only Sleeping--The Monkees
The Inner Light--The Beatles
A Little Girl Lost--David Axelrod


Marrakesh Express--Crosby, Stills & Nash
Make the Music Play--Dionne Warwick
Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye--The Vogues
The Stranger Song--Leonard Cohen
Susannah's Still Alive--Dave Davies
Soraya--Chris Simmons
Let Me Pass By--Peggy Lipton
Journey to the Center of the Mind--The Amboy Dukes
Copper Sunset--Aardvark
Some of Shelley's Blues--The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
It Didn't Work Out--Michael Chapman
Gimme Some Truth--John Lennon
Twelve Gates Into the City--Folkal Point
Delta Lady (Live)--Joe Cocker


Them Changes--Buddy Miles & Carlos Santana
Tonight--Mother Trucker
You Can Save Up to 50%, But You're Still a Long Way From Home--Arthur Lee
Jump Into the Fire--Harry Nilsson
Dance With the Devil--Cozy Powell
Up and Down (from "Sesame Street")--Cookie Monster & Friend
Holy Cow--The Band
Love Has Found a Way/Why Can't I Be Free--Spirit
One Way Sunday--Mark-Almond
Hear the Wind Howl--Leo Kottke
In the Meantime/Some Other Time--Badfinger
Lady Blue--Leon Russell
Pump it Up--Elvis Costello
Daily Records--The Who
Ain't Even Done with the Night--John Cougar

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Program note

Owing to a planned power outage on IUP's campus, there'll be no Sunday Sampler on Nov 20.

I'll be filling in on my usual Monday night schedule over Thanksgiving break, though, with a one-off version of Monday Music Club (all oldies, many deep cuts) the following day, Nov 21, from 6-10 PM.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Thoughts on ABC's "Turn-On" (1969)

This is a very long rumination about two episodes of “Turn-On” which I viewed at the Paley Center in New York City not long ago. One episode aired (in most ABC television markets) in February 1969 before being cancelled part way through the first and only broadcast. It is thought to be one of the worst television shows ever to make it to air, with public outcry immediately forthcoming, even while the show played.

Although I don’t reveal a lot of jokes from the show here (there’s tons of them, and I wasn’t taking notes), you may not want to read on if you’re planning on viewing the programs yourself and want to be surprised. I was excited to view them, since I’ve known of their existence and their reputation for many years, and there’s no place online that I know of that you can see them. I thought perhaps that since I’ve always wondered more about what the show is actually like, and surprisingly not many people have weighed in online in any detail, that I would share with you my impressions, and also to help ME remember as well!

I doubt anyone clicking on this message doesn’t already know that this is a George Schlatter-Ed Friendly production, and they previously had phenomenal success on NBC with “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.” While the quick blackout-style of jokes of “Turn-On” borrows heavily from the “Laugh-In” format, there are some definite distinctions, most of which I’m thinking contributed to the show’s almost complete rejection by the public.

To my memory, a few clips I had seen of “Turn-On” featured some things that I don’t think were actually in the two episodes I recently saw, and one of them relates to the essential concept of the show. I see a free-standing room-sized computer with the traditional retro blinking lights to reinforce Schlatter’s idea that the show’s content is “programmed by a computer,” but of course, especially today this is a quaint conceit, and obviously,in relation to the 1969 show, untrue. Even with the modernist trappings, this show is acted, directed and assembled by…actual human beings.

What we actually see at the beginning of the first two episodes are two men seated at a command control-type console, pressing buttons to control what we’re going to see. We don’t see their faces, just their backs. One is a black man, one white, and they rattle off a few one liners to each other as they execute their job of setting up the show. It’s kind of cool. They’re sitting in and sharing the same stage as all of the action ostensibly “appears” around them, though the controllers only really serve as links to certain segments and brusque and unheralded cuts to commercial breaks (and here, it’s jarring because you wonder if the commercials are actually part of the show, since I imagine many people nowadays don’t remember Whistle Brand cleaning products or Vote (!) Toothpaste. I believe there was also a “hip” commercial for AT&T. Viewers at the time would have recognized these products, but this just adds another layer of dissonance and confusion for the modern viewer which I found sort of fascinating). Sometimes the controllers identify the topics before the jokes, like “SEX” of “POLITICS,” like they’re categorizing and queueing them up for the viewer.

One of the main things which factor into the feel of the show, and in my opinion one of the creators’ fatal flaws was to take this material and place it against a stark white tableau (like it’s “inside a computer?”). Only white as far as the eye can see, with the actors and spare props placed against it. Ever seen George Lucas’s “THX 1138”? It’s like that (and, hey, “Turn-On” predated that). I’m not sure what the show looked like on color TVs of the late 60s, but the transfers to video/digitization that I saw look grimy. Not a plus.

“Laugh-In” was vibrant, colorful (to cartoonish levels) and upbeat. “Turn-On” is different by design. There’s no laugh track, no audience to bounce off of, and the look is cold and oppressive.  Especially considering the traditional TV tropes of the time, does this scream “comedy” to you?  This is augmented with the “sensory assault” referred to by producer Digby Wolfe, with rapid fire clips of animation, video-tape, stop-action film, electronic distortion, and computer graphics interspersed amongst the live action. Much of it is interesting, if curious at times. And underlying all of it is a primitive electronic music bed, ranging from, again, “Laugh-In” style shuffles to random electronic burps and farts. By and large, I found it very ANNOYING, even if you appreciate those modern musical touches. So, the creators have set clearly set themselves an difficult task to make all of this new material fly.

You can imagine, with only a half-hour format to play with, and the varied cast of actors including guest stars all sharing the space, there isn’t much room to make an impression, and indeed, that is basically the case here.

Bonnie Boland and Ken Greenwald play everyman and everywoman roles, attractive, guy and girl next door. Ditto for songwriter, musician and actor Hamilton Camp (He doesn't sing here). Chuck McCann does tough guy/authority/cop stuff, and his Oliver Hardy-type impressions are also utilized.

Everyone else, unfortunately, doesn’t get much of a chance to get past their originally created “type.” Teresa Graves (who soon after this joined the regular cast of “Laugh-In”), Debbie (Debe) Macomber, Cecile Ozorio, and Maura McGiveney are all attractive young women who aren’t really given that much to do, unfortunately. I don’t think Maxine Greene (who reminds me a bit of Mama Cass Elliot) even gets one line. She blows a horn wildly out of tune, and blurts out some insane laughter in spots. Odd for odd’s sake. That’s the main impression I got. What a career-making show, yes?

Robert Staats plays "E. Eddie Edwards," a stereotypical tough New Yawker brand of con man, with slicked-down hair and ill-fitting ugly suit to match. He addresses the camera and pontificates on giving people "The Big One." That's his shtick for the show. Carlos Manteca and Mel Stewart fill what was probably seen at the time as a “minority” type of representation, and their material, as you might imagine, leans heavily on exploiting the color of their skin. Of the cast, only Graves (“Laugh-In, “Get Christie Love!”), Stewart (“Julia,” “All in the Family,” many other TV shows and movies) and McCann really went on to continue significant careers in the media.

Of the writers, Les Pine is listed up front and alone in the credits, so I’m assuming he was the head writer. Looking at IMDB, I can’t say I see anything that would point to a natural progression to a modern, cutting-edge comedy show. The most curious surprise is that amongst the small crew of writers is Albert Brooks. ALBERT BROOKS! (Wonder what he was responsible for?). Director is Mark Warren, who appears to have been a well-respected young African American director.

The content: Yes, there are sex jokes here, some of which are so leaden and uninspired that you wonder why they bothered (the firing squad ‘last request’ comes to mind, and we’re still in the era when Americans associated homosexuality with men putting on makeup, putting on women’s clothing and mincing about. There’s those kinds of sight gags here, too). “The Body Politic” segment gets repeated, featuring McGiveney lounging on a couch and being made to verbalize dumb puns into which writers have awkwardly shoehorned buzzwords like “titular” and “cleavages.” Various attractive women (Graves and…Debbie Macomber, I think) dance around like Goldie Hawn, albeit with more clothing and no tattoos. There’s the scene where a woman attempts to buy “The Pill” (in big fanciful letters) from a vending machine, and is angered when they aren’t delivered.

The longest and probably most “huh?” moment of the sex-oriented material is the Tim Conway-Bonnie Boland scene with the big word “SEX” on display as their floating heads move around it. It’s not random mugging for the camera, as some places have intuited. They’re pantomiming a scene where Conway is trying to convince Boland to sleep with him, but there are no words spoken, it’s all facial expression and reaction, and not executed very well so people get the point, and then it fizzles out and ends after an seemingly interminable (in this context) 1 to 2 minute stretch.

If, during the late 60s, just mentioning or presenting the fact that homosexuality exists, or the shocking truth that men want sex, or that attractive women are fetishized is offensive, then yes, this is offensive material. But mostly, what is of offense is that many of these jokes are stupid and lazy. I can only assume that the producers and writers figured there would be some clinkers, but the format would be fast enough to breeze past them. But here, they tend to accumulate and fester.

Which is a shame, because there does happen to be some really smart and witty stuff throughout, politics, racism, gender, religion, and relationship stuff that makes you say, “that’s a smart joke,” and you can still be impressed that they managed to convey such sophisticated sociological stuff and still put it across in the span of a 7-second joke. This is where “Turn-On” really strives and occasionally evolves the “Laugh-In” model, because the writers employed here, although limited in their success with this project, did come at this show with a somewhat different, more sophisticated mindset, and I applaud them for that.

Of course, for every Mel Stewart bit that considers the double standard in white vs. black lives, you have Carlos Manteca doing some Latino stereotype, or we go back to looking down Maura McGiveney’s dress. Bob Staats’ “E. Eddie Edwards” character seems to exist as a one-note caricature. He’s fun to watch, but he doesn’t have much more to say than to deliver variations on his “the big one” line (a la “I gave her The Big One, and she said it was wonderful.” This being a coarser, male-centered version of Judy Carne’s “Sock it to Me,” which no doubt raised eyebrows with its own sexual connotation).

The style: Fast, jittery, anxious, and contrary to their intentions, fairly clunky. Stitching all of these disparate elements together is a tricky thing. Writer George Burditt says they had hoped to better “Laugh-In” by making it faster and funnier, and he said, “Well, it was faster.”

A few of the comic dialogues are presented in a four-panel comic strip layout, popping up sequentially in squares as the joke progressed, which I found clever. You can also see the seeds of recurring jokes being planted early on, not only the Eddie Edwards stuff, but the wannabe catchphrase “That’s not wonderful…” and a weakly worried “Help!” being verbalized or animated, popping up willy-nilly.

Cameras zoom out on isolated, odd images, disappearing into the white oblivion. Some scenes are linked with overlaid ghost-like images of reactions from other actors. Sight gags, funny, unfunny, or just plain odd are inserted all over the place. (Ken Greenwald is punched and gets a black eye. Mel Stewart gets punched and gets a white eye, for instance. Or a close up of a belly button is the basis for things about to disappear into it). Little groaner puns are delivered sort of retro-handmade style across the top of bottom of a screen, pulled along an invisible wire. Hand puppets occasionally come into view (a scruffy matted yellow cat with beady eyes, and a large fuzzy hippo) silently turn around and face the viewing audience, “commenting” on the action. Are you starting to get the idea of what a self-consciously odd show this is? Some of it reminded me of dream images, and not pleasant ones, but off-kilter and patently weird.

I watched both episodes with my wife, with the intent of measuring just HOW bad the show actually was. I knew pretty much what to expect, but even I was kind of surprised at how this managed to make it to air in this form. I told her, plainly, as we watched the first episode featuring guest host Tim Conway, “This is AWFUL.” And Conway unfortunately doesn’t get very good material to work with. Aside from the “SEX” skit, he has a recurring skit that’s pretty lame related to a prisoner’s one phone call, which of course he wastes on asinine requests. There’s a dull batch of physicality where he plays a dancer who keeps stumbling into a row of ballerinas. And there’s other forgettable bits that involve him as well. Despite the prominent impression that all the humor was salacious, it wasn’t.

But a funny thing happened when we started to watch the second episode with Robert Culp and his then-wife France Nguyen (and I thought, wow, these are beautiful people, too). I asked my wife, “Am I nuts, or is this not nearly as bad as the first episode?” And she agreed. The jokes were better, it flowed more naturally, the aggressive music seemed toned down throughout. This is odd, because if in fact five or six episodes were filmed, was the Conway episode felt to be the BEST of the lot to start the series run? Amazing. And I felt sad for the people involved with the show, because had it been allowed to improve and hone its unique and strange humor, it could have made its mark in some other special way, instead of its dubious honor of being one of the country’s worst television shows ever.

I was really glad I was able to see these two episodes, and I’d love to see the rest, if they exist. I’d love to own them, actually, because they’re so unique. But I don’t see that on the horizon any time soon.

If I’m wrong, though, would you please let me know? And I’d love to hear from anyone else involved with the show, or anyone who wants to share their impressions of the show as well, especially if you know anything about the produced episodes which next to no one has seen.

Please contact Marc (that’s me!) at sundaysampler@gmail.com.

And if you're even the slightest bit interested in the time period, or great moments where television really goes gonzo, I highly recommend you stop in at the Paley Center in NYC or LA and view these programs. To me, they are fascinating.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Show #567--11/6/16

Tough World--Donnie Iris & the Cruisers
High Wire--Erroll Garner
Fat Cat Keeps Getting Fatter--Squirrel Nut Zippers
Burning--The Sidleys
Elusive--Babe Ruth
Had Enough--The Who
No Alternative--Kestrels
Another Dimension--Toy
Take the Reins--Martha Wainwright
Life Itself--Glass Animals
Stay for the Freak--Emperor Penguin
Suckers--Ra Ra Riot



Is This Love--Survivor
2Soft2Chew--Ian Sweet
Onward Upward--Alkari  
Feeling Sorry for Mary--Trip Wamsley  
Sour Suite--The Guess Who
Autopilot--Julie Feeney
Enjoy Yourself--The Jacksons
More--Kai Winding
Spooks in Space--Perrey-Kingsley
The Savers--Jean-Jacques Perrey & Gershon Kingsley
L'Âme Des Poètes--Charles Trenet
Edge of Time--Norma Winstone
Can't You Tell?--Aimee Mann


Monday, October 31, 2016

Show #566--10/30/16

The Fool--Chris Farlowe
The Life and Soul of the Party--The Debs
Give Us Your Blessings--The Shangri-Las
I'll Keep Searching--The Ides of March
*Gimme Little Sign--Brenton Wood
You Gave Me Somebody to Love--The Dreamlovers
I Know There's an Answer--The Beach Boys
Voodoo Woman--Curtis Knight
I Put a Spell on You--The Alan Price Set
Knock Knock--The Humane Society
Give--The Poore Boyes
Beautiful People--Bobby Vee
Heart Trouble--The Eyes of Blue
Give Me One More Chance--Wilmer Alexander, Jr. & the Dukes
The Look of Love--Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
The Castle--Love
Dubuque Blues--The Association
Great Pumpkin Waltz--Vince Guaraldi



Snow Queen--Roger Nichols & the Small Circle of Friends
Elusive Butterfly--Cher
Respect--Otis Redding
Come and Give Your Love to Me--The New Colony Six
You Can't Ever Come Down--Joe Byrd & the Field Hippies
I Will Be There--The Seychelles
For You Blue--The Beatles
Empty Pages--Traffic
Happiness--The Ovations
She's a Woman--Jose Feliciano
Baby, Now That I've Found You--The Foundations
Puppet Man--The 5th Dimension
Superman--The Clique
Sausalito (is the Place to Be)--Ohio Express


I'd Wait a Million Years--The Grass Roots
Expansions--Lonnie Liston Smith and the Cosmic Echoes
I Can't Convince My Heart--The Free Movement
Find a Reason to Believe--Mason Williams
Ballad of Easy Rider--The Byrds
Birds--Neil Young
Black Pearl--Sonny Charles & the Checkmates, Ltd.
The Night--Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
Jealous Guy--Donny Hathaway
Little Kind Words--Lighthouse
Scared--John Lennon
You Little Trustmaker--The Tymes
Only a Lonely Heart Sees--Felix Cavaliere
Let's Get Crazy Tonight--Rupert Holmes
I'm in You--Peter Frampton
Love is in the Air--John Paul Young

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Show #565--10/23/16

Hayfever--Trashcan Sinatras
Plink Plank Plunk--Leroy Anderson
Bleeding Heart--Regina Spektor
For the Turnstiles--Neil Young
Fail Again, Fail Better--Bell X1
Addicted to Love--Robert Palmer
I Feel Better--Gotye
Feel it Again--Honeymoon Suite
Runner--Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Phyrric Victory--Ganser
Painted Ladies--Ian Thomas
Houses--Elyse Weinberg
All My Sorrows--Of Montreal
Take the Wheel--Fort Frances
Down the Road (Live)--The Bee Gees



Good Intentions--Toad the Wet Sprocket
Cranes in the Sky (Kaytranada Remix)--Solange
Nasty--Janet Jackson
Land of the Leaping No No--Santiago
Tramp--Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
I'm a Lover--Melissa Etheridge
Just a Little Lovin'--Shelby Lynne
Your Gold Teeth--Steely Dan
Music Box--Don Muro
Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)--Van Morrison
Travelling Song--Pentangle
Bean Time--Leo Kottke
Amarillo Highway (for Dave Hickey)--Terry Allen
Coffee Blues--Mississippi John Hurt

HOUR 3   11 TO 11: ADVICE

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Show #564--10/16/16

I Lift My Gaze Upward & Turn Myself Out Towards the Universe--Little You, Little Me
Scissoring--Burning Airlines
Down in Flames--Semisonic  
Go Home--Stevie Wonder
Penthouse and Pavement--Heaven 17  
Goody Two Shoes--Adam Ant
Absolutely--Ra Ra Riot
We Can't Go Home Anymore My Love--The Kickdrums
Way Back Home--Jr. Walker & the All Stars
Freedom Sound--The Crusaders
Tin Man--Christian Prommer feat. Adriano Prestel
Lonely People--America
Reminded #1--David Mead
We Can't Stop--Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox



At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up)--Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
The Governor--Nicolas Jaar
Troubled--Trails & Ways
To the Dogs or Whoever--Josh Ritter
Mansinneedof--Sarah Jarosz
Pretty Vegas--INXS
Give it Up--KC
Don't Give it Up--Wilsn
Cigarette Ashes--Jimmy Conwell
Meet Me in the Basement--Broken Social Scene
Leave it All Behind--Miles East
The Maker--Martha Wainwright
I Love Leaving--Jonny Fritz
Who's Gonna Take the Garbage Out--John Prine (feat. Iris DeMent)
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go--Bob Dylan

HOUR 3   11 TO 11   "I WANT..."

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Show #563--10/9/16

22 (OVER S∞∞N)--Bon Iver  
Spin it On--Wings
Rocks--Primal Scream    
What Have You Got to Do (to Get Off Tonight)--Red Rider
Three Beasts--Momus
Let it Matter--Johnnyswim
Sink/Let it Sway--Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Why Don't We Talk?--Badfinger
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)--George Harrison
Trouble in the Streets--Goat  
Don't Take My Man to Idaho--Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas
Let it All Go--Beats Antique (feat. Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
Close (to the Edit)--Art of Noise
Special Re: Quest--Daedelus
Go Your Own Way--Wilson Phillips


HOUR 2  (FROM OCT 12 2014)

Magic Mountain—The Drums
Echo Beach—Martha & the Muffins
5 O’Clock in the Morning—Village People
I Love You Money—Lowell
Get Up—R.E.M.
My Mind—The Scruffs
Noggin Poundin’—The Katies
Think About Me—Fleetwood Mac
Carousel—Stevie Nicks
Blister in the Sun—Violent Femmes
Dearly Departed—Shakey Graves (feat. Esme Patterson)
The Girl That I Love—The Falls
It’s Not What You Know (It’s Who You Know)—Bob & Gene
All Around and Away We Go—Twin Sister
Blush—Mr. Twin Sister
Ghost Train—Elvis Costello


Saturday, October 01, 2016

Show #562--10/2/16

Giving Up On Your Love--Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials
I Love--Eri Yamamoto Trio
Loving Cup--The Hollows
Hell Yes--Beck
On Her Majesty's Secret Service--Propellerheads
Science of a Situation--Pet Clinic
Death of a Party--Blur
Breakfast in America--Supertramp
Orange Juice--Bellows
Coins--Local Natives
Over and Away She Goes--Bill Fox
Gold--Chet Faker



Embassy Row--Pavement
Voodoo Doll--Diamond Rugs
Katchi--Nick Waterhouse (feat. Leon Bridges)
Move With Me--Tim Buckley
Future Ghosts of America--Lida Husik & Soma Allpass
One Kind Favor--Perry Lederman
Can't Let Go--Lucinda Williams
Game On--Ron Greene
Imaginations Real--Dave Davies
What Kinda Guy?--Steve Forbert
Got to Me--Squeeze
Skylab1979--The Faint
The School of Instant Pain--Triumvirat


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Show #561--9/25/16

All oldies for the last Sunday of the month -- will go something like this:

Every Breath I Take--Gene Pitney
Now He's Gone--Bobbie Smith & the Dream Girls
Comin' Home Baby--Mel Torme
The Hostility Rag--Jack E. Leonard
On the Rebound--Floyd Cramer
Bemsha Swing--Bill Evans
I'm All Smiles--Barbra Streisand
B Side Blues--The Righteous Brothers
Hurting Each Other--The Guess Who
Strangers and Lovers--Petula Clark
Gonna Get Along Without You Now--Tracey Dey
Almost Grown--Syndicate of Sound
Eight Days a Week--The Beatles
Teasin' You--Willie Tee
El Pussy Cat--Mongo Santamaria
Come See About Me--The Supremes
Don't Look Back--The Remains
Listen to My Heart--The Bats



Beggin'--The Four Seasons
Silk N' Honey--Honey Ltd.
Do You Wanna Dance--Love Society
Rainy Day--The Rascals
Rain (De Rain)--Alzo & Udine
Like to Get to Know You--Spanky & Our Gang
Chick-a-Ding-Ding--Spanky & Our Gang
Stardust--Spanky & Our Gang
Coda (Like to Get to Know You)--Spanky & Our Gang
Raga--Joe Bethancourt
Teardrop City/Love Every Day--Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Rock & Roll Woman--Buffalo Springfield
Medicine Man--Buchanan Brothers
Are You Too Clever--Larry Coryell
I'm Gonna Make You Love Me--B.J. Thomas
Daughter of Darkness--Tom Jones
Let There Be Light--The California Earthquake


Superstar--Murray Head
Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves--Cher
We're Free--Beverly Bremers
Money Back Guarantee--Five Man Electrical Band
Breathless--Todd Rundgren
#9 Dream--John Lennon
Water Runs Deep--Paul Anka
Crazy on You--Heart
Summertime (is Calling)--The Motors
Back Together Again--Daryl Hall & John Oates
Grandmother's Song--Steve Martin

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Show #560--9/18/16

Too Late--Larry Williams and Johnny Watson
River Deep, Mountain High--Deep Purple
The Confession--Billy Childs feat. Becca Stevens
Power Over Men--Jamie T
My Favorite Mistake--Sheryl Crow
Out There--Seven Davis Jr.
The Renegade--Zeus
California--DJ Shadow  
Living for the City (Remix)--Daniel Crawford
The Super-Natural--John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
Cruel Swing--Jawbox
The City--The Dismemberment Plan



Yuh--The Belle Game
Sears Roebuck M&Ms--Ava Luna
Destination Unknown--Missing Persons
Ere Specka--Gazebos
Instrumental Introduction/Don't Look Down--Lindsey Buckingham
This Flight Tonight--Joni Mitchell
Solid Air--John Martyn
Cloak and Cipher--Land of Talk  
Devil's Eyes--Greyhounds
Smooth Operator--Sade
Paradise--Gardens & Villa
A Lifetime We--Robert Lamm  
Kenyatta--Malkovich Music

HOUR 3   11 to 11: 70s CALIFORNIA

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Show #559--9/11/16

This is the World Calling--Bob Geldof
New Song--Warpaint
Electric Feel--MGMT
Twin Towns--Alpha
Airwaves--Thomas Dolby
Chemicals Change--The Lovely Sparrows
Attitude--The Inbreds
Trade--Super Vintage
Center of the Universe--Built to Spill
Barricade--Alice Avery
Dance for You--Dirty Projectors
Anything You Want--Spoon
Nothing More to Say--The Frightnrs
Southern California Wants to Be Western New York--Dar Williams



Camel Walk--Southern Culture on the Skids
Fuego Policia--Nomade Orquestra
Look Who's Back in Town Again--Tuns
I Don't Really Love You--Sheriff
Outsider--Mood Tattooed
Here's the World--Paul Hyde & the Payolas
You Don't Want Me--Margaret Glaspy
I'm His Girl--Friends
Think it Over--French Films
Think it Over--The Cars
How I Love You--Robert Ellis
How Can I Refuse--Heart
No Escape--Children of Pop
Higher and Higher--Craig Wedren & Theodore Shapiro


Pre-1980s era, that is (except for one). 

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Show #558--9/4/16

Lost Highway--Dan Baird
Life Itself--Glass Animals
Lady Jesus--The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Universal Heartbeat--Juliana Hatfield
Mesmerizing--Liz Phair
Big Heart--MiWi La Lupa
Jungle Love--Steve Miller Band
Dropkick--Marco Benevento
(I Know) I'm Losing You--Rod Stewart
There Are Maybe Ten or Twelve...--A.C. Newman
Waiting for the Band--Nicky Hopkins
Prayer for the Dying--Lisa Hannigan



Beautiful--Gordon Lightfoot
Late at Night--Dan Seals
SOS (Overboard)--Joseph
Big Big Love (Fig. 2)--Foals
I Could Never Kiss You--Friend Friend
Shut Up Kiss Me--Angel Olsen
Into the Blue--Geneva
Cupid Must Be Angry--Nick Lowe
Transcendental Blues--Steve Earle
Films--Gary Numan
Be Okay--Murphy N Weller
Changes I've Been Going Through--Mary J. Blige
One More Chance Lord--Delores Fuller

HOUR 3   11 TO 11: JANE

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Show #557--8/28/16

Well, between installation of a new board and a campus power outage, this playlist may not be complete and/or accurate. But if it is, here 'tis...

The Good in Everyone--Sloan
Celebrate--Ingrid Michaelson
Your Love is Driving Me Crazy--Sammy Hagar
Fire Door--Ani Difranco
Getting Ready--Patty Griffin
Mahu Girl--El Duo
I Know There's an Answer--Les Liminanas
Airwaves--Ray LaMontagne
Take Me On--Josh Flagg
Thunderbird--ZZ Top
Jailhouse Rock--ZZ Top
Backdoor Medley--ZZ Top
Always Alright--Alabama Shakes
Dance--Michael Nesmith



I Walk Away--Split Enz
Our House--Madness
Crunch Cake--Isotope
Don't Let Him Go--REO Speedwagon
All Day All Night--River Whyless
Daylong--Bo Gentry & Ritchie Cordell
Black Night--Deep Purple
Light My Light--Groundhogs
Outlines--Mike Mago & Dragonette
ESP Switch--Michael Farneti  
Is It Alright?--Mikal Cronin
Rio--Duran Duran
Rio--Michael Nesmith
The Girl from Ipanema--Stan Getz


Have a listen -- what do these 11 songs have in common? (Note: It's not heavy or profound). 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday Music Club 8-22-16

Final Monday mix for the summer:

Let the Good Times Roll--Shirley & Lee
I Want You to Be My Girl--Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
Maybellene--Chuck Berry
Hey Juanita--The 5 Stars
Have Love Will Travel--Richard Berry
Blue Monk--Thelonious Monk
Mr. Sandman--Roberto Carlos
Moment of Weakness--Johnny Nash
Ronnie--The Four Seasons
The Wah-Watusi--The Orlons
Some People--Valerie Mountain and the Eagles
I'm Leaving it Up to You--Dale & Grace
Shake Me I Rattle--Marion Worth
My Boy Lollipop--Millie Small
Breakaway--Irma Thomas
Double Trouble--Elvis Presley
Charade--Henry Mancini
Can't Get Used to Losing You--Andy Williams
For You--Rick Nelson
So Long, Mom (A Song for World War III)--Tom Lehrer


Drive My Car--The Beatles
Love is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)--Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra
Going All the Way--The Squires
Hey Boy--The Sterlings
Why You Smile--The Answer
Mountain of Love--Johnny Rivers
There You Go--Paul & Barry Ryan
Just What I've Been Looking For--The Vogues
I'm Five Years Ahead of My Time--The Third Bardo
I Can't Believe in Love--The Soulbenders
Angel Baby (Don't You Ever Leave Me)--George Carrow
Funky Street--Arthur Conley
We Know We're in Love--Lesley Gore
Oh How Happy--Shades of Blue
Bedsitter Images--Al Stewart
You Know What I Mean--The Turtles
Toy Balloon--Susan Christie
Lucifer--The Salt
We Love You--The Rolling Stones


Your Love--The Cryan Shames
It's Love--The Misty Wizards
Mindless Child of Motherhood--The Kinks
A Little of Your Time--The Humblebums
A Boy Named Sue--Johnny Cash
You've Made Me So Very Happy--Lou Rawls
The Red Sox Are Winning--Earth Opera
Aquarius (from "Hair")--Ronnie Dyson
Eighteen is Over the Hill--The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
I'm With You--Love
You're No Good--Phlegethon
Mr. Clean--Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass
It's One of Those Nights (Yes Love)--The Partridge Family
Oh My Love--John Lennon
Let Your Love Go--Bread
Runnin' Wild (Ain't Gonna Help You)--Scott Three


Careful Man--John Edwards
Cookies--Brother Soul
Expansions--Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes
Do it in the Name of Love--Candi Staton
I'm on Fire--5000 Volts
Express--B.T. Express
Over Fire Island--Brian Eno
Use Me--Bill Withers
Wig-Wam Bam--The Sweet
Don't Go Breaking My Heart--Elton John & Kiki Dee
NIght Living--Atomic Rooster
Theme from "S.W.A.T."--Rhythm Heritage
Miss Sun--Boz Scaggs
Royal Orleans--Led Zeppelin
Turning Up the Heat--Any Trouble
Three Girl Rhumba--Wire
Into the Atomic Age--XTC
Cruel to Be Kind--Nick Lowe

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Show #556--8/21/16

I Will Follow--U2
Found a Job--Talking Heads
Roll the Dice--Dusty Trails
Get the Lifeboat--Scott Paris
Cat & the Dog Trap--Yusuf
Midnight Blue--Louise Tucker  
We Wait for You--Andy McCann
Twin Cinema--The New Pornographers
They Dream--Bear in Heaven
Fa Fa--Guster
Fa Cé-La--The Feelies
On the Dark Side--John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band



Midnight Blue--Candace
Somebody to Anybody--Margaret Glaspy
I Don't Want to Wait--Paula Cole
Snake Eyes--The Wood Brothers
Fixing a Hole--The Wood Brothers
Walk on the Ocean--Toad the Wet Sprocket
Gathering Sticks for a Nest--Lullatone
Maybe World--Mary Chapin Carpenter
A Mistake--Fiona Apple
Orange Sky--Alexi Murdoch
Next to Me--Stealers Wheel
I Will Follow--Katie Herzig
it's different for girls--of Montreal
Heartbeat Overdrive--Ballet School


Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday Music Club 8-15-16

Hey There--Rosemary Clooney
Give Him the Ooh-La-La--Blossom Dearie
Gimme That Wine--Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Thunderbird--Rene Hall
I Stopped the Duke of Earl--The Upfronts
It's Raining--Irma Thomas
Let's Trade a Little--Audrey Bryant
Quite a Party--The Fireballs
Dance Honey Dance--The Velvets
It's You I Love--Fats Domino
Fiesta--Hideo Shiraki
Unsquare Dance--The Dave Brubeck Quartet
A Change is Gonna Come--Sam Cooke
One Fine Day--Shel Naylor
One Fine Day--Jean and the Statesides
Chains--The Beatles
Someday We're Gonna Love Again--The Searchers
Rat Race--The Drifters


My Beatle Haircut--The Twiliters
Ringo for President--The Young World Singers
Boys--The Beatles
Something About You--The Four Tops
Old Love--The Roe-O-Tation
I Heard it Through the Grapevine--Gladys Knight & the Pips
She's My Baby--The Mojo Men
You Better Run--The Young Rascals
Stop Stop Stop--The Hollies
I Want To (Do Everything for You)--Joe Tex
Jackson--Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Everlasting Love--Robert Knight
Melody for an Unknown Girl--Paul Revere & the Raiders
Temptation 'Bout to Get Me--The Knight Brothers
Good Times--Eric Burdon & the Animals
Green Tambourine--The Lemon Pipers
Skip a Rope--Henson Cargill
(My Love is) Growin' Tall--Jackie Wilson
Long Tall Dorothe--The Blackbirds


Thank U Very Much--Scaffold
Groovin' on the Sunshine--Three Ring Circus
Happy Heart--Petula Clark
New City--Richie Havens
More Today Than Yesterday--Spiral Starecase
Delta Lady--Joe Cocker
Rock & Soul Music--Country Joe & the Fish
Here Come the Girls--Ernie K-Doe
Melissa--The Allman Brothers Band
Subway to the Country--David Ackles
If Not for You--George Harrison
Angels Coming (in the Holy Night)--The Tee Set
Ma Belle Amie--The Tee Set
Thingumybob--The Black Dyke Mills Band
Dirt--Paul Kelly
It Never Rains in Southern California--Albert Hammond
Lovin' You's Blues--Jaded
Mommy and Daddy (Previously Unissued Version)--The Monkees


A Commercial Proposition--Matthews' Southern Comfort
Sweet Tuesday Morning--Badfinger
Be Free--Argent
Out on the Weekend--Neil Young
Turning Tide--The Bee Gees
Eres Tu (Touch the Wind)--Mocedades
Burning Airlines Give You So Much More--Brian Eno
Where is the Girl (from "Score")--Croatian Trio
Jimmy Loves Mary Ann--Looking Glass
Heartbroken Bopper--The Guess Who
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap--AC/DC
The Martian Boogie--Brownsville Station
In the City--Eagles
Promises--Eric Clapton
Spin Me Round--Roxy Music

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Show #555--8/14/16

King of Anything--Sara Bareilles
How Will I Know--Whitney Houston
Yuh--The Belle Game
No Trouble--The Weepies
Homage--Mild High Club
Long Distance Runaround--Yes
The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)--Yes
Keystone Dealers--Brendan Canning
 English Roundabout--XTC
Alvorada Americana--Goran Ivanovic Trio
The Halfwit in Me--Ryley Walker
Jump Right In--The Urge
Come on Eileen--Save Ferris
Perfect.--Bibi Bourelly (ft. Earl St. Clair)



Attack of the Glam Soul Cheerleaders (Parts 1 & 2)--Ette  
The Pyramid--Love of Diagrams
Riverside Cemetery--Health & Beauty
Heroes--Jill Sobule
Cheerleader--Deirdre Flint
Happy Town--The Replacements
Fall--Lisa Hannigan
Our Conversations--Lay Low
Women's Health--Delicious Pastries
For Duty and Humanity--Inch
Go Go--Galactic
Jump (For My Love)--The Pointer Sisters
Am I In Sync?--Steve Taylor
Mickey--Toni Basil  
Spirit--Future Islands
Hand in My Pocket--Alanis Morissette


Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Monday Music Club 8-8-16

Empty Arms--Mighty Joe Young
Got a Lot o' Livin' to Do!--Elvis Presley
Trick Bag--Earl King
The Girl from New York City--The Beach Boys
Don't Stop Now--Frankie Avalon
Reach Out for Me--Dionne Warwick
A Little Bit of Soap--The Jarmels
Temptation--The Everly Brothers
Everybody Loves Somebody--Dean Martin
I'm Into Somethin' Good--Earl-Jean
So Much in Love--Charles Dickens
Your Baby's Gone Surfin'--Duane Eddy
Money (That's What I Want)--The Beatles
Les Cactus--Jacques Dutronc
Fever--The McCoys
Funny Face--The Kinks
Smokey Joe's La La--Googie Rene Combo
(Call Me) Number One--The Tremeloes


With a Girl Like You--The Troggs
Wild Thing--Senator Bobby
See Saw--Don Covay
A Quick One for Sanity--D Cordell Tea Time Ensemble
Gimme Good Loving--Big Al Downing
I'm a Man--Spencer Davis Group
The Kicker--Joe Henderson Sextet
Why Don't You Love Me--The Buckinghams
Bar-B-Q--Wendy Rene
What Will Tomorrow Bring--Wendy Rene
One Third--The Majority
Come to the Sunshine--Harpers Bizarre
Spiral Waltz (from "The 10th Victim")--Piero Piccioni
Burglar Song--Autosalvage
Hotel Indiscreet (Single Version)--Sagittarius
Baby Please Don't Go--The Ballroom
Mrs. Bluebird--Eternity's Children
Echoes (Everybody's Talkin')--Spanky & Our Gang


Evening Gown--The Left Banke
No Reason Why--The Lost
Journey to the Center of the Mind--The Amboy Dukes
Mother Popcorn--James Brown
(Sweet, Sweet Baby)--Since You've Been Gone--Aretha Franklin
What a Man--Laura Lee
Batucada Surgiu--Walter Wanderley
I Want to Take You Higher--Sly & the Family Stone
Summer Days, Summer Nights--Street Corner Society
Something--The Beatles
Shooting Star--The Mamas & the Papas
And I Wonder--Siren    YT
Love (Can Make You Happy)--Mercy
Undun--The Guess Who
Miss Ann--Michel Pagliaro
I'll Be Around--The Spinners
Paranoid--Black Sabbath
Dancing Madly Backwards (on a Sea of Air)--Captain Beyond


The Jean Genie--David Bowie
Mother Nature's Wine--Sugarloaf
Candle of Life--The Moody Blues
Got to Be There--Michael Jackson
You Don't Pull No Punches, But You Don't Push the River--Van Morrison
I Still Have Dreams--Richie Furay
Long Hot Summer Days--John Hartford
Panama Red--New Riders of the Purple Sage
Jive Talkin'--The Bee Gees
TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)--MFSB
Sister Midnight--Iggy Pop
Summertime--Jimmy Spencer
Change of Heart--Eric Carmen
Cruisin'--Smokey Robinson

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Show #554--8/7/16

Birthday--The Beatles  
Solitude Standing--Suzanne Vega  
Buckle--We Are Scientists
Indian Song--Elastica
Indian Giver--1910 Fruitgum Company
Money--The Lovin' Spoonful
New Speedway Boogie--Grateful Dead
The Wanderer--Donna Summer
Hang Me Out to Dry--Metronomy (feat. Robyn)
Lending Face--Metacara (ft. Choo Jackson)
Can't You Figure it Out?--Sloan
Set in Motion--Sloan
Lucky Number--Lene Lovich
Rock of Ages--Jobriath
Love of Mine--New Move



Bury the Body--Ruby Rose Fox
Upsilon--Dutch Uncles
Opposing Bodies (Botany remix)--Lymbyc System
Mother Song--Westerman
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road--Lucinda Williams
Your Mom is Right--Haley Bonar
Lover of Mine (Roman Ruins remix)--Beach House
Midnight Rider--Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Ionisation (Edgard Varese)--Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra


Monday, August 01, 2016

Monday Music Club 8-1-16

Rubber Biscuit--The Chips
If Things Don't Change--Gene Allison
Johnny B. Goode--Chuck Berry
Where's My Girl--Jesse Belvin
Tell Me You'll Wait for Me--Ray Charles
The Clock--The Hi-Tensions
The Turtle & the Hare--P.F. Flyers
I Dig You Baby--Marvin Rainwater
Red Top--The Teen Queens
Sweet Thing (Tell Me That You Love Me)--Doug & Rusty Kershaw
Hot Toddy--The Rod Marshall Combo
Susie-Q--Dale Hawkins
Betty Jean--The Pledges
It Was I--Skip & Flip
Fancy Nancy--Skip & Flip
Surfin' Safari--The Beach Boys
Getting Mighty Crowded--Betty Everett
Alley-Oop--The Hollywood Argyles
Multiplication--Bobby Darin
Sugar Babe--The Mavericks   HM
You Gotta Look--The Outsiders
You Better Stop--Barbara Lynn



Monster Mash--Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
He's Telling You Lies--Lance Harvey & the Kingpins
Razor Blades--Sonny Day
Please Tell Me Why--The Dave Clark Five
Strain on My Heart--Roscoe Shelton
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye--The Casinos
Sugar Moon--Waikikis
A Hard Day's Night--The Beatles
Viva Las Vegas--Elvis Presley
I Can't Let Go--The Hollies
Wild Honey--The Beach Boys
A House is Not a Home--Burt Bacharach
Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)--Bob Gibson
Try a Little Tenderness--Otis Redding
Tell Him--Patti Drew
Afterglow of Your Love--Small Faces
Follow Me--Lyme & Cybelle
Western Union--The Five Americans
Country Pie--Bob Dylan


I Can't Find the Time to Tell You--Orpheus
Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine--Country Joe & the Fish
Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody--Sam & Dave
Magic Potion--The Open Mind
Apollo 11--Tenderfoot Kids
Good Times Bad Times--Led Zeppelin
Dazed and Confused--Led Zeppelin
Tell the World We're Not In--The Peddlers
The Confrontation (from "The Owl & the Pussycat")--Blood, Sweat & Tears
Bald Medusa--The Ides of March
Zazueira--Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond
Mandolin Wind--Rod Stewart
Midnight Cruiser--Steely Dan
The Mosquito--The Doors


Like a Ship (Without a Sail)--Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth for Christ Choir
Gonna Get Ready--The Notations  
Cookin--Tortilla Factory
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five--Paul McCartney & Wings
Win, Place or Show (She's a Winner)--The Intruders
Hooked on a Feeling--Blue Swede
You Make it Easy--James Taylor
There Goes a Cigar Smoking a Man--Gary S. Paxton
Jessie's Jig--Steve Goodman
Country and Eastern Music--Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer
Catch You on the Rebop--Spencer Davis Group
Hold on Loosely--.38 Special
Clean Money--Elvis Costello & the Attractions

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Show #553--7/31/16

Be Ready When I Say Go--Emperors
Careful What You Say--Class Actress
Liar--Three Dog Night   
Say What--My Brightest Diamond
Cannibal Queen--Miniature Tigers
And She Was--Talking Heads
Lock and Key--The Whispertown 2000
Laced--Three Fish
Friends--Led Zeppelin
For the Turnstiles--The Be Good Tanyas
Sunflower Blues--John Fahey
Tell Me--Catfish Haven



Good Times--Matt Costa    
Brighter Day--The Tubes   
Getting Better--Chilliwack
Don't Wanna Fight--Alabama Shakes
The Fighter--Nühn
Charmer--Aimee Mann
It Doesn't Matter--Coleman Wilde
Long Time Listener First Time Caller--Andrew Cosentino
Southern Point--Grizzly Bear
Are You Receiving Me--Golden Earring
Out and About--Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart 
Goin' Back--Dusty Springfield 
Early Morning Blues and Greens--Diane Hildebrand 
All of Your Toys--The Monkees 
I'm a Believer--Neil Diamond 


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Show #552--7/24/16

Narc--Spoken Nerd
Nature of the Experiment--Tokyo Police Club
Orange Blossom--Supros
Apple of My Eye--Badfinger
Imagine--John Lennon
Oars--He Who Never
Green Garden--Laura Mvula
Truth is Hard--The Raincoats
Dog and Pony Show--Coparck
Marlene--Kevin Coyne
Lampshades on Fire--Modest Mouse
Ink Slinger--Brooke Waggoner
Ants Marching--Dave Matthews Band
Boy with a Coin--Iron & Wine
Isle of You--El Pino & the Volunteers
Original Love--The Feelies
Man of Devotion--Fools Garden
Number One--The Stormville Shakers
Nuts and Bolts--Ray Bryant



Hard Coming Love—The United States of America
Orange Rooftop of Your Mind—The Blue Things
White Light/White Heat—The Velvet Underground
Black Rice—Women
Mind Reader—Sebadoh
Revolution’s a Lie—Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Winter Song—Gabriel Kahane
Call of the Wild—Caroline Peyton
With Your Love—Jefferson Starship
Gun Has No Trigger—Dirty Projectors
Airport Song—Guster
Going Out—Supergrass
What Do You Belong To—Jules and the Polar Bears
Sequential Holdings—Ava Luna
You Need Love--Muddy Waters



Monday, July 18, 2016

Monday Music Club 7-18-16

Every Monday through the summer, deeper into oldies. 

Usually the musical timeline progresses from late 50s through late 70s, but this week, I reversed the timeline, starting in the 1980s.

Seasons Change--Expose
20/20--George Benson
Oblivious--Aztec Camera
I Think She Likes Me--Treat Her Right
In a Big Country--Big Country
Synchronicity I--The Police
She's Tight--Cheap Trick
Stagefright--Def Leppard
Der Kommissar--After the Fire
Shiny Shiny--Haysi Fantayzee
The Celtic Soul Brothers--Dexys Midnight Runners
Tug of War--Paul McCartney


Talk of the Town--Pretenders
Breaking Away--Balance
Don't Change--INXS
This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide--The Kings
Hey Nineteen--Steely Dan
Another One Bites the Dust--Queen
Skateaway--Dire Straits
Pop Muzik--M
Ain't Gonna Bump No More--Joe Tex
Turn the Beat Around--Vicki Sue Robinson
There Goes Another Love Song--The Outlaws
Good Enough--Bonnie Raitt


Long, Long Way From Home--Foreigner
Closer to the Heart--Rush
Dance on a Volcano--Genesis
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)--James Taylor
Really Rosie--Carole King
Pepper Box--The Peppers
Ain't No Woman (Like the One I Got)--The Four Tops
I Wouldn't Treat a Dog (the Way You Treated Me)--Bobby "Blue" Bland
Cherry Bomb--The Runaways
I am the Moonlight--John Villemonte
Circle of Friends--Mary McCaslin
Seeing--Moby Grape
Green Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf


You're Driving Me Insane--The Missing Links
Life & Death in G & A--Abaco Dream
Get Away (from "Performance")--Ry Cooder
Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon)--The Mamas & the Papas
In the Bad, Bad Old Days (Before You Loved Me)--The Foundations
Stepping Stones--Johnny Harris
California Soul--Marlena Shaw
A Beautiful Morning--The Rascals
(I Know) I'm Losing You--Rare Earth
Rubberneckin'--Elvis Presley
See Emily Play--Pink Floyd
Termination--Iron Butterfly
No Face, No Name, No Number--Traffic
Outside of a Small Circle of Friends--Phil Ochs
I Got a Woman (Live at Folsom Prison)--Johnny Cash w/June Carter Cash
Guantanamera (Live)--Pete Seeger

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Show #551--7/17/16

Everything to Lose—David Andrews
One for Me and You—Climax Blues Band
Scabbard—Trey Anastasio
Slide—Tin Huey
Waveforms—Django Django
Losing My Edge—LCD Soundsystem
Tell All the People—The Doors
Get in the Car—Echo and the Bunnymen
Family—The Cast of Cheers
(I Don’t Want to Go to) Chelsea—Elvis Costello
Are You Ready—The Sinceros
Quiet—Ian Dury & the Blockheads



Whip It--Devo
We Are Not Going to Make It--The Presidents of the United States of America
Get Over It--Mayday RED
Don't Try to Stop It--Roman Holliday
Come and Get It--Badfinger
Don't Do It--The Band
She'll Return It--The Animals  
Can You Get It When You Want It--Paper Lace
Staying With It--Firefall
Shake It--Ian Matthews
Disco Really Made It--Gruppo Sportivo
What About It?--Eddie Hazel
Like We Own It--The Motet
Drop It--Rupert Holmes
Sleep on It--Paul Carrack


Monday, July 11, 2016

Monday Music Club 7-11-16

Passion Flower--Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Tuxedo Junction--The Four Freshmen
Subway Polka ("Beat the Clock")--Harry Geller & His Orchestra
Rock Island Line--Johnny Cash
Send for Me--Nat King Cole
Makin' Whoopee--Doris Day
Lovers Never Say Goodbye--The Flamingos
To Know Him is to Love Him--The Teddy Bears
Walking Down the Aisle--Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm
Stranded in the Jungle--The Cadets
Too Much--Bernard Hardison
Love Potion No. 9--The Clovers
Fannie Mae--Buster Brown
Don't Let Go--Roy Hamilton
The Playboy Syndrome--Jean Shepherd
The Train Kept a Rollin'--Johnny Burnette & the Rock 'n' Roll Trio
Motorcycle--Tico & the Triumphs
I Want to Walk You Home--Fats Domino
Ambrose (Part 5)--Linda Laurie
Mockingbird--Inez & Charlie Foxx


Persecuting Pigeons in Trafalgar Square--Bill Oddie
Wimoweh 5 1/2 Years Later--The Tokens
A Hazy Shade of Winter--Simon & Garfunkel
Going Nowhere--Los Bravos
Le Grand Amour--Nicoletta
Piece of My Heart--Erma Franklin
Get Ready--The Temptations
Zig Zag Lightning--Little Johnny Taylor
Black Coffee--Willie Bobo
Safe and Sound--Fontella Bass
Lost Woman--The Yardbirds
Over, Under, Sideways, Down--The Yardbirds
Get Down from the Tree--The Matadors
I am the Walrus--The Beatles
I Don't Know Why--The Rolling Stones
It'll Never Be Over for Me--Timi Yuro
Grazing in the Grass--The Friends of Distinction
Concentration Baby--The Dave Clark Five


Quick Joey Small (Run Joey Run)--Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus
Running in the Water--Kytes
I'm Puttin' You On--The Sunday Servants
Snowbird--Anne Murray
The Guitar Man--Bread
I am the Breeze--Essra Mohawk
Long Dark Road--Hollies
The Mexican--Babe Ruth
Bluebird--Helen Reddy
Get Up and Get Down--The Dramatics
Bridget the Midget (The Queen of the Blues)--Ray Stevens
Love Will Stone You--Emitt Rhodes
Spiders & Snakes--Jim Stafford
I'm Gonna Put a Bar in the Back of My Car (and Drive Myself to Drink)--Eggs Over Easy
Whiskey'n Mama--ZZ Top
Thank God I'm a Country Boy--John Denver


If You Emptied Out All of Your Pockets, You Could Not Make the Change--Maggie & Terre Roche
Sunshine--Yvonne Elliman
The Man with the Golden Gun--Lulu
Magic Bird of Fire--The Salsoul Orchestra
Queen of Spades--Styx
Skull Session--Oliver Nelson
Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding--Elton John
Before the Deluge (Live)--Jackson Browne
Pump it Up (Live)--Elvis Costello
Cadillac Ranch--Bruce Springsteen
It's Going to Happen--The Undertones
Good Times--Chic

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Show #550--7/10/16

Forward March--Lake Trout
Under the Gun--Face to Face
Fakin' It--Simon & Garfunkel
Legend of a Mind--The Moody Blues
Just Get High--The Gazebos
The Magician--Andy Shauf
To Be Young (is to Be Sad, is to Be High)--Ryan Adams
Just Getting By--Neal Casal
Los Angeles--Frank Black
So Much Mine--The Story
Just Got Lucky--JoBoxers
Salt the Skies--Tortoise



Needs--Odonis Odonis  
Fake It--Plants and Animals
Stay--Plants and Animals
Yeah I Know--President Street
Is There Something I Should Know?--Duran Duran
Shelter--Lone Justice
Your Island--Quilt
Sincerely Jasper--Jasper & the Prodigal Sons
Anatomy--Jennah Bell
Absent Mind--Stephen Steinbrink
Woman is a Word--Empress Of
Self Control--Laura Branigan
Necessary Evil--Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Temptation--Prince & the Revolution




Thursday, July 07, 2016

Monday Music Club 7-4-16

Sermonette--Della Reese
Thirteen Women (and Only One Man in Town)--Bill Haley & His Comets
Did We Have a Party--Billy Brown
Oh Baby Babe--Johnny Burnette & the Rock 'n' Roll Trio
There's Nothing I Can Say--Rick Nelson
Your Ma Said You Cried in Your Sleep Last Night--Kenny Dino
Pick Up Sticks--The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Come on a My House--Julie London
Back Door Man--Howlin' Wolf
Summertime--Sam Cooke
Talkin' World War III Blues--Bob Dylan
Universal Soldier--Buffy Sainte-Marie
The World I Used to Know--Jimmie Rodgers
Small World--We Five
The Long Walk Home--Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra
Got to Get You Into My Life--Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers
Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby (Live at Shea Stadium)--The Beatles
Country Boy's Dream--Carl Perkins


She's the One--The Chartbusters
After the Fox--The Hollies feat. Peter Sellers
Message to Michael--Burt Bacharach
I Like the Way--Tommy James & the Shondells
That's Cool, That's Trash--The Kingsmen
Nobody But Me--The Human Beinz
You Got What it Takes--Joe Tex
Sugar Woman--The Chitlins
I'll Always Need You--Dean Courtney
La-La Means I Love You--The Delfonics
Hole in My Soul--The Ides of March
Last Time Around--The Del-Vetts
Come in the Morning--Moby Grape
This Wheel's on Fire--The Byrds
Porterville--Creedence Clearwater Revival
Call it Pretending--Creedence Clearwater Revival
Blackout of Gretely--GONN


Rock and Roll, Hoochie Coo--Johnny Winter
Don and Dewey--It's a Beautiful Day
Everybody's Out of Town--B.J. Thomas
Introduction/Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?--Chicago
A Man Like Me (Live)--Poco
I Wanna Know if it's Good to You?--Funkadelic
Sunny Side of Heaven--Fleetwood Mac
She's Not Just Another Woman--The 8th Day
Carey--Joni Mitchell
I Believe (When I Fall in Love it Will Be Forever)--Stevie Wonder


The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down--Joan Baez
We All Sung Together--Grin
Seven Seas of Rhye--Queen
Bell Bottom Blues--Derek & the Dominos
Need--Kathy Heideman
The Hostility Rag (Live)--Markow & Rand
Brand New Key--Melanie
Drift Away--Dobie Gray
Don't Hang Up--10cc
Lookin' Through the Windows--The Jackson 5
That's Me--ABBA
What You Got--John Lennon
Hot Grits!!!--Elijah & the Ebonites
You Sexy Thing--Hot Chocolate
Lemon Car--Proctor & Bergman
Freeway Jam--Jeff Beck
Damned if I Do--The Alan Parsons Project
This Time--John Cougar