Jan 2 2016


(aired 9/14/12)

E-Rotic Here’s my playlist from several weeks ago. It was a themeless show. I’ve enjoyed featuring artists who are out of the mainstream spotlight, so I bet you haven’t heard of some of these talented musicians…

[song – artist]

  1. No Passion – Carseat Headrest
  2. Dopamine – DIIV
  3. Out of Focus – Blue Cheer
  4. Jolene (Dolly Parton cover) – Me First & The Gimme Gimmes
  5. I Love You (Beat Happening cover) – Girl Band
  6. clip: I Love You – Beat Happening
  7. Can’t Keep Checking My Phone – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  8. Cel U Lar Device – Erykah Badu
  9. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? – Arctic Monkeys
  10. Sex on the Phone – E-Rotic
  11. Bodyache – Purity Ring
  12. Leaving the Body – Aye Nako
  13. Blitzkrieg Bop – Ramones
  14. Run On – Moby
  15. Star Wars – Moosebutter
  16. Star Wars Recap Song – The Warp Zone
  17. That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings
  18. Under My Thumb (The Rolling Stones cover) – Shiny Darkly
  19. Drive My Car (The Beatles cover) – Bombadil
  20. Skin – Jamie Woon
  21. Hold On, I’m Comin’ – Sam & Dave
  22. Bad Girl – Pokey LaFarge
  23. Glass Harp Interlude – Rabit
  24. The Elucidator – Soledad Brothers
  25. The Less I Know the Better – Tame Impala
  26. Keep It Healthy – Warpaint
  27. Breathe Out – Son Lux
  28. Three Songs – Lakker
  29. New Friends – Pinegrove
  30. Dimed Out – Titus Andronicus
  31. Ch-Ching – Chairlift
  32. Thought I Was a Spaceman – Blur

Originally aired on KSKQ on December 18, 2015.

Audio recording not yet available.

Aug 16 2015


(aired 9/14/12)

LulacruzaThis show didn’t have a particular theme, and I chose the songs as I went.

  1. Ms Beautiful Blue – Daniel Lee Kendall
  2. How We Be – Sinkane
  3. You Know I’m No Good (Amy Winehouse cover) – Coeur De Pirate
  4. Is This How You Feel? – The Preatures
  5. Pretty Girls Make Graves – The Smiths
  6. Pretty Girls Make Graves – Spit Syndicate
  7. Fair Game – Sia
  8. Separate Bedrooms – Joanna Gruesome
  9. Pensar Bonito – Lulacruza
  10. Swimming – Breathe Owl Breathe
  11. Vitamin C – Can
  12. Goldenshtayn D  – The Debacherauntes
  13. Tainted Love – Stella Starlight Trio
  14. Pussy Cat – Sylvia
  15. Showdown – Thin Lizzy
  16. Take Me There – Nocturnal Sunshine
  17. You Know You Like It – DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge
  18. Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second – STRFKR
  19. Miss You (The Rolling Stones cover) – The Concretes
  20. Rock On – David Essex
  21. Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) – Robert Plant, Alison Krauss
  22. The Devil’s Harp – The Barr Brothers
  23. Heaven’s on Fire – The Radio Dept.
  24. Fade Out Lines – The Avener
  25. Some Days – Jenny Hval
  26. Black Mambo – Glass Animals
  27. Coat of Shellac – Ava Luna
  28. Killing for Love (Beatfanatic remix) – Jose Gonzalez

Originally aired on KSKQ on August 14, 2015.

Audio recording not yet available.

Aug 16 2015


(aired 9/14/12)

GiveThis show aired during the “Watts up!” Fall 2012 pledge drive for KSKQ.  Michael Niemann co-hosted with me. At the time he was the host of two shows, New Music Show and Dakar to Durban. We raised $85 during the show.

It’s never too late to pledge, since the station always needs your support. Visit www.kskq.org to become a member.

  1. Give A Little Bit – Supertramp
  2. Give a Little Love – Rilo Kiley
  3. Give A Man A Fish – Arrested Development
  4. Give It Up, Turn It Loose (live) – James Brown
  5. Giving It All To You – Liz Phair
  6. Give It Away – Andrew Bird
  7. Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  8. Give Peace a Chance (live) – John Lennon
  9. Give A Man A Home – The Blind Boys Of Alabama
  10. Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
  11. You Never Give Me Your Money – Sarah Vaughan
  12. You Never Give Me Your Money – The Beatles
  13. Give Me Back My Name – Talking Heads
  14. Give Me My Month – James Blake
  15. Give Your Woman What She Wants – Taj Mahal
  16. Give It Up, Turn It Loose – En Vogue
  17. Giving Up The Gun – Vampire Weekend
  18. Don’t Give Up – Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush
  19. Give it Up – Cara Luft
  20. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
  21. Give – Jupiter Moon
  22. Give Him the Ooh-La-La – Cole Porter
  23. Give Me Back My Man – The B-52’s

Originally aired on KSKQ on September 14, 2012.

Recording not yet available.

Jul 18 2015


(aired 2/22/13)

This show featured songs that all have the word “one” in the title.

  1. clip: One More Night – Can [suggested by Scott Garriott]
  2. One Week – Bare Naked Ladies
  3. One Fine Day – The Chiffons [suggested by Crystal Hannan, Joe Fitzsimmons]
  4. One Day – Matisyahu [suggested by Joe Fitzsimmons]
  5. One Hour Mama – Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
  6. clip: One More Minute – Weird Al Yankovic [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  7. Dear One – George Harrison [suggested by Josh Geesaman]
  8. Little One – Pamela Means
  9. I’m One – The Who [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  10. The Beautiful Ones – Prince [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  11. One For My Baby (and One for the Road) – Ella Fitzgerald [suggested by Joe Fitzsimmons]
  12. One – Vampire Weekend
  13. “One Small Step for Man…” – Neil Armstrong
  14. One Rainy Wish – The Jimi Hendrix Experience [suggested by Joe Fitzsimmons]
  15. For No One – The Beatles [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  16. For No One (The Beatles cover) – Rickie Lee Jones
  17. One Short Story – Xavier Rudd
  18. One Love – The Stone Roses [suggested by Charlie Stanton]
  19. One For The Head [Skit] – M.I.A.
  20. Humming One of Your Songs – Ane Brun
  21. clip: Two Hearts Beat As One – U2 [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  22. One – U2 [suggested by Joe Fitzsimmons]
  23. One Day – Sharon Van Etten
  24. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer – George Thorogood & The Destroyers [suggested by Ben Hudson]
  25. One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong – Leonard Cohen [suggested by Scott Garriott]
  26. One Red Thread – Blind Pilot
  27. One And Only – Adele
  28. clip: Hit Me Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
  29. clip: You Da One – Rihanna
  30. (One Is) The Loneliest Number – Three Dog Night
  31. Number One Son – Camera Obscura
  32. Two Against One (feat. Jack White) – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi
  33. One – Metallica [suggested by Bob Canape]

Originally aired on KSKQ on February 22, 2013. This blog entry was posted July 18, 2015.

Audio not yet available.

Jul 18 2015

Letter J

(aired 5/10/13)

Letter J

This week’s show features songs that all start with the letter J. It is part 2 of the general J theme.

  1.  Jai Ho – A R Rahman ft. Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah & Mahalaxmi Iyer
  2. Jesus Wrote a Blank Check – Cake [suggested by Alison Young]
  3. Just Friends – Amy Winehouse
  4. Joy to the World (Three Dog Night cover) – Creedence Clearwater Revival [suggested by Ken Brown]
  5. clip: Just My Imagination – The Temptations [general song suggested by Bob Canape]
  6. Just My Imagination – The Rolling Stones [general song suggested by Bob Canape]
  7. Just From Chevron – Dirty Projectors
  8. Just The Motion – David Byrne
  9. clip: Jumanji – James Horner [soundtrack suggested by Jesse Young]
  10. Joyful Girl – Ani DiFranco [suggested by Alison Young]
  11. Jingle, Jangle, Jingle – Wylie
  12. Jump – The Pointer Sisters [suggested by Gina Patterson, Laura Derocher]
  13. Jump – Lana Del Ray
  14. Jump – Van Halen
  15. Join Together – The Who [suggested by Jupiter Moon]
  16. Just Like The Moon – Brett Dennen [suggested by Alison Young]
  17. Just a Touch – AlunaGeorge [suggested by Gina Patterson]
  18. Je T’aime Moi Non Plus – Jane Birkin
  19. Jungle Boogie – Kool & the Gang [suggested by Charlie Stanton]
  20. Jack-Ass – Beck
  21. January Wedding – The Avett Brothers [suggested by Alison Young]
  22. Jackson – Johnny Cash [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  23. clip: Jack & Diane – John Mellencamp [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  24. Johnny Thunder – The Kinks [suggested by Scott Garriott]
  25. Judgment of the Moon and Stars (Ludwig’s Tune) – Joni Mitchell
  26. Jack a Roe – Grateful Dead [suggested by Alison Young]
  27. Just My Size – Forest Sun
  28. clip: Judy’s Turn to Cry – Lesley Gore [suggested by Bob Canape]
  29. Judy in Disguise – John Fred & His Playboy Band [suggested by Bob Canape]
  30. Jerusalem – Cara Luft
  31. Jolene – Ray LaMontagne
  32. Journal of Ardency – Class Actress [suggested by Gina Patterson]
  33. Just Wanna See His Face – The Blind Boys Of Alabama

This show originally aired on KSKQ on May 10, 2013. This blog entry was posted July 18, 2015.

Audio not yet available.

Jul 1 2015


(aired 6/26/15)

Giraffes? Giraffes!

This was a themeless show. During the live airing I chose the songs spontaneously as I went. It was enjoyable to share new artists I’ve discovered and liked.

  1. Featherstone – The Paper Kites
  2. Things That Are Bad for Me, part 1 – Colleen Green
  3. Rock the Boat (Aaliya cover) – Colton Ford
  4. Hey Mami – Sylvan Esso
  5. When the Catholic Girls Go Camping, the Nicotine Vampires Rule Supreme – Giraffes? Giraffes!
  6. Winston Girl – Amit Erez
  7. An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York) – Courtney Barnett
  8. Broken Cash Machine – Modern Baseball
  9. The One Who Broke Your Heart – David Byrne and St. Vincent
  10. The Limit to Your Love – Feist
  11. Some Day You Will Be Loved – Death Cab for Cutie
  12. First Love Never Die – Soko
  13. You Can Hide Your Love Forever – Comet Gain
  14. Same Love – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, feat. Mary Lambert
  15. Maniac – Kid Cudi, feat. Cage & St. Vincent
  16. Manchild – Neneh Cherry
  17. It’s My Party – Quincy Jones, Feat. Amy Winehouse
  18. Day ‘N’ Nite (Crookers remix) – Kid Cudi
  19. Boiling (Medlar remix) – Disclosure
  20. Melody Day – Caribou
  21. My Guitar – Fabrice Dayan and Peter Nalitch
  22. “May I Feel Said He” by e.e. cummings – read by Tom Hiddleston
  23. I Am the Naughty Lola – Marlene Dietrich
  24. Working Girl – Conway Twitty
  25. I’m a Fool – Etta James 2:25
  26. background: Gold Digger (Kanye West cover) – The Vitamin String Quartet
  27. Form – Polica
  28. What Will Be Will Be – Allo, Darlin’
  29. Mi Confesion – Gotan Project
  30. Metal – Preston Reed
  31. Deeper Than Love – Colleen Green

The show originally aired on KSKQ on June 26, 2015. This blog entry was posted July 1, 2015.

Audio recording not yet available.

Jun 28 2015


(aired 5/11/12)


When we lost Maurice Sendak, author of the children’s picture book, Where the Wild Things Are, it inspired me to do a show in tribute, choosing songs that all have “wild” in the title. There were tons of great choices. Thank you to everyone who gave me song ideas!

  1. I Just Want to Make Love to You, Born to Be Wild – Etta James and The Roots Band
  2. Wild Horses – Rolling Stones [suggested by David Demo, Bob Fisher, Crystal Hannan]
  3. Wild Wild Young Men – Ruth Brown [suggested by Travis Ogden]
  4. Wild Wild West – Will Smith [suggested by Shiloh O’Connor, Crystal]
  5. clip: Wild Thing – The Troggs
  6. clip: Wild Thing (The Wild Ones cover) – The Muppets [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  7. Wild Thing – The Wild Ones [suggested by Bob Fisher, Mark Mezadourian, Crystal Hannan]
  8. Wild Thing – Tone Loc [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  9. Wild Things Run Fast – Joni Mitchell
  10. clip: Wild Man Blues – Jelly Roll Morton [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  11. I’m Just Wild About Harry – Judy Garland [general song suggested by Lana Gates, Mark Mezadourian, Shiloh O’Connor]
  12. Wild – Poe [suggested by Jenni Dotson]
  13. Wild World – Cat Stevens [suggested by Shiloh O’Connor, Crystal Hannan]
  14. Wild Is The Wind – Cat Power [Nina Simone version suggested by Travis Ogden]
  15. clip: Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed [suggested by Cyrus Emerson]
  16. Wild Child – Lou Reed [suggested by Cyrus Emerson, Mark Mezadourian]
  17. Real Wild Child (Wild One) – Iggy Pop [suggested by Ed Keller, Crystal Hannan]
  18. Wild Child – Enya [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  19. Wildflowers – Tom Petty [suggested by Bob Fisher, Crystal Hannan]
  20. Near Wild Heaven – R.E.M. [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  21. Wild Day – Mia And Jonah
  22. Wild Night – Van Morrison [suggested by Shiloh O’Connor]
  23. background: Wild & Peaceful – Kool & The Gang [suggested by Shiloh O’Connor]
  24. Wild Mountain Honey – Steve Miller Band [suggested by Bob Fisher, Crystal Hannan]
  25. Wild Mountain Nation – Blitzen Trapper [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  26. Wild Mountain Thyme – Dan Zanes and Friends, feat. Dar Williams [suggested by Elizabeth Hamer]
  27. Wild Ox Moan – Taj Mahal
  28. Wild Ox Moan – Big Sugar
  29. Wild Wild Life – Talking Heads [suggested by Travis Ogden]

The show originally aired on KSKQ on May 11, 2012, when this blog entry was written. It is now being posted June 28, 2015.

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Jun 27 2015


(aired 7/19/13)


All songs in this show are instrumentals, relying on the feature of music rather than lyrics. There are a range of styles – orchestra, techno, digital mixing, jazz, rock jams, soundtracks, world music, guitar, meditation, groove and more. It’s a rich journey of sound!

  1. Yasmin the Light – Explosions in the Sky [suggested by Shiloh O’Connor]
  2. FlutterSwarm – Gamelan X  [suggested by John Seligman]
  3. Vinca Rosea (Instrumental) – MF Doom
  4. Glasgow Love Theme – Craig Armstrong [suggested by Laura Derocher]
  5. Last of the Mohicans theme song [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  6. Green Onions – Booker T. and the MG’s [suggested by Joe Fitzsimmons]
  7. While You Doooo – Teebs
  8. Telephone and Rubber Band – The Penguin Café Orchestra [suggested by Joshua Geesaman]
  9. Intro – The Xx [suggested by Trevor Thomas]
  10. YYZ – Rush [suggested by Jupiter Moon]
  11. Riviera Paradise – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble [suggested by Anna Wild]
  12. 12 Canciones para Guitara – Paco de Lucia [suggested by John Seligman]
  13. Tip Toe (part 1) – Vinja [suggested by Ken Brown]
  14. Little Martha – The Allman Brothers Band [suggested by Howie Morningstar]
  15. The Super Mario Brothers theme – The Boston Pops & John Williams [suggested by Trevor Thomas]
  16. clip: video game version of Super Mario Bro
  17. clip: Superman Theme – London Symphony Orchestra [suggested by Laura Derocher]
  18. Doce Coco – Choro Das 3  [suggested by John Seligman]
  19. Night at the Dogs – Jesse Rose
  20. No Jokes – Hot Hot Heat [suggested by Ellen Hufft]
  21. The Swell Season – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova [suggested by Trevor Thomas]
  22. Tequila – The Champs [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  23. Woodpecker from Mars – Faith No More [suggested by Jesse Young-Nix]
  24. Do the Astral Plane – Flying Lotus
  25. Flying – The Beatles [suggested by Joe Fitzsimmons]
  26. clip: Sandbox Sessions – Christen Lien [suggested by John Seligman]
  27. Junk – Paul McCartney [suggested by Charlie Stanton]
  28. Palmistry – Tabla Beat Science
  29. Meditation from Thaïs – Yo-Yo Ma [suggested by Laura Derocher]
  30. Genesis – Arun Shenoy & Matthew Shell [suggested by Cyrus Emerson]
  31. Love What Happened Here – James Blake
  32. Ritual Dance – Kaki King [artist suggested by John Seligman]
  33. Ghostwriter – RJD2

This show originally aired on KSKQ on July 19, 2013. This blog entry was posted June 27, 2015.

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Jun 25 2015


(aired 4/18/14)

The sound of musicians blowing wind instruments blows me away. It makes me want to blow bubbles and blow money. The wind was blowing when I heard a car blow its horn. Blow up, blow smoke, blow a kiss, blow your brains out, blowjob, blow your mind, blow a whistle, blow glass, blown engine, blow your cover, blow your load, blow a punch. 🙂

Here’s the lineup…

  1. clip: Die Antwort Weiss Ganz Allein der Wind (Blowin’ in the Wind in German) – Marlene Dietrich
  2. Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan [suggested by Gary Bearman]
  3. Any Way the Wind Blows – Sara Bareilles
  4. Anyway the Wind Blows – Frank Zappa
  5. Black Wind Blowing – Billy Bragg & Wilcco
  6. clip: Je t’aime… moi non plus (I Dub You remix) – Blown
  7. The Dust Blows Forward ‘n the Dust Blows Back – Captain Beefheart [suggested by Scott Garriott, Gary Bearman and Josh Geesaman]
  8. Blow Away – George Harrison [suggested by Josh Geesaman, Charlie Stanton]
  9. Blow, Gabriel, Blow – ensemble, Anything Goes broadcast cast recording [general song suggested by Bob Canape]
  10. Blow – Ke$ha [suggested by Shirley Donnelly]
  11. clip: Let’s Get Blown – Snoop Dog feat. Pharrell and Keyshia Cole
  12. Blow – Beyonce [suggested by Shirley Donnelly]
  13. From Blown Speakers – The New Pornographers
  14. clip: What About Blowjobs – Reggie Watts
  15. How Naked Are We Gonna Get? – The Blow
  16. I Wanna Be Sedated (The Ramones cover) – Full Blown Cherry
  17. clip: Cold Blows the Wind – Ween [suggested by Sean Hall]
  18. Bananas and Blow – Ween [suggested by Sean Hall]
  19. Blow Your Whistle – Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers
  20. Grow Up and Blow Away – Metric
  21. Air Blower – Jeff Beck [suggested by Stephan Krueger]
  22. clip: Blow Me Down – Harry Nillson [suggested by Gary Bearman]
  23. clip: The Itchy Glowbo Blow – Cocteau Twins [suggested by Gary Bearman]
  24. Blown A Wish – My Bloody Valentine [suggested by Gary Bearman]
  25. Blown Away – Carrie Underwood [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  26. Blown Away – Pixies
  27. clip: Blow the Man Down – Woody Guthrie
  28. Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) – The Delfonics [suggested by Scott Garriott]
  29. Chilly Winds Don’t Blow – Nina Simone
  30. Blow Wind Blow – Tom Waits
  31. clip: Reading Rainbow – Jimmy Fallon as The Doors (from Blow Your Pants Off album)
  32. Balls in Your Mouth – Jimmy Fallon, feat. Eddie Vedder (from Blow Your Pants Off album)
  33. Blow Wind Blow – Muddy Waters
  34. Suck (Nine Inch Nails cover) – Vitamin String Quartet
  35. Your Cover’s Blown – Belle and Sebastian
  36. The Touch Me – The Blow
  37. The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice

This show originally aired on KSKQ on April 18, 2014. This blog entry was posted June 25, 2015.

Audio not yet available…

Jun 24 2015

Shade / Shadows

(aired 5/9/14)

Sometimes you’ll find treasures hiding in the shadows. All the songs I played for this show explore this theme, whether the references are literal or metaphorical. All song names include the words shade, shady, or shadows.

  1. Stay In the Shade – Jose Gonzalez
  2. Deeper Shade of Soul – Urban Dance Squad
  3. Many Shades of Black – Adele & The Raconteurs
  4. A Hazy Shade of Winter – Simon & Garfunkel
  5. background: Forever Night Shade Mary – Latin Playboys
  6. Hazy Shade of Winter – The Bangles
  7. Shadows of Ourselves – Thievery Corporation
  8. A Certain Shade of Green (acoustic) – Incubus
  9. In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree – Louis Armstrong & The Mills Brothers
  10. background: 1865 (96 Degrees in the Shade) – Third World
  11. Past My Shades – B.o.B., feat. Lupe Fiasco
  12. Shadows – Rufus Wainwright
  13. background: A Shade Shady – RuPaul
  14. 16 Shades of Blue – Tori Amos
  15. The Real Slim Shady – Eminem
  16. The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane – Ray Charles
  17. Shady Lane / J vs S – Pavement
  18. background: Bad Girls (remix of M.I.A. song) – Art of Shades
  19. Moonshadow – Cat Stevens
  20. Dark End of the Street – Cat Powers
  21. White Shadows – Coldplay
  22. Shady Grove (live) – Blitzen Trapper
  23. background: Shady Grove – Rod Stewart [suggested by Charlie Stanton]
  24. Shady Grove – The Black Crowes
  25. Shadow Stabbing – Cake
  26. Shadows – Au Revoir Simone
  27. background: A Whiter Shade of Pale – Willie Nelson
  28. Shadows in the Rain – The Police
  29. clip: 99 Shades of Crazy – JJ Grey & Mofro
  30. clip:  Fahler Als Nur Fahl (A Whiter Shade Of Pale in German) – Erdmöbel
  31. clip:  Les Orgues D’ Antan – (A Whiter Shade Of Pale in French) – Nicoletta
  32. clip:  A Whiter Shade of Pale – Gregorian Chant
  33. A Whiter Shade of Pale (live at Union Chapel) – Procol Harum

This show originally aired on KSKQ on May 9, 2014. This blog entry was posted June 24, 2015.
Audio recording not yet available.