Jun 26 2009

Felines & Canines

cats and dogs(aired 6/26/09)

Today I played a mix of songs about both cats and dogs. I was unexpectedly behind, starting at about 2:05pm, since I had trouble with the studio door lock! But I was still able to fit in most the songs I’d hoped to feature.

  1. Scary Dog Man – Pamela Means
  2. Coyotes – Jason Mraz
  3. Fat Cat Keeps Getting Fatter – Squirrel Nut Zippers
  4. Furr – Blitzen Trapper  [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  5. Salty Dog – Cat Power
  6. I Love My Dog – Cat Stevens
  7. Love Dog – TV on the Radio
  8. Hound Dog – Big Mama Thornton [suggested by Mark Mezzadorian]
  9. My Humans – Laura Kemp [suggested by John Seligman]
  10. The Cat Came Back – Garrison Keillor  [suggested by John Seligman]
  11. The Wolves (Act I And II) – Bon Iver
  12. Black Cat – Devon Sproule & Paul Curreri
  13. Purr – Larry
  14. 18 Dogs – Hank Dogs
  15. You’re a Wolf – Sea Wolf  [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  16. Dog – El Perro del Mar
  17. Pets – Porno for Pyros
  18. You’re an Animal – Jose Gonzalez
  19. Dogs – Damien Rice (only about the first 45 sec)

Originally aired on KSKQ on June 26, 2009. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)

Jun 19 2009


dad(aired 6/19/09)

In celebration of Father’s Day, this show featured a mix of songs all about daddy, papa, pai, father, old man, etc. It was dedicated to my own dad, John Seligman.

  1. Daddy’s Arms – Hank Dogs
  2. Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone – The Temptations [suggested by both Derek Keevil and Joshua Geesaman]
  3. Gone Daddy Gone – Gnarls Barkley
  4. Shimmy Shakin’ Daddy – Rose & The Maddox Brothers
  5. O Pai A MÃ¥e – Madrinha Sonia [dedicated to Papa Juan]
  6. Old Man – The Wailin’ Jennys [suggested by Anjali Altman — the Neil Young version]
  7. Cats In the Cradle – 3rd Bass [suggested by Rob Brooks; this original was by Harry Chapin]
  8. Gospel with No Lord – Camille
  9. Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 1 – Pink Floyd [suggested by Mark Mezadourian and also by Ben Hudson “as a dedication to my father, just because he was never there for me.”]
  10. Momma, Where’s My Daddy – Keb’ Mo’
  11. Father Lucifer – Tori Amos
  12. Father and Son – Cat Stevens
  13. Papa Legba – Talking Heads [suggested by Joshua Geesaman]
  14. Sugar Daddy – Jackson Five
  15. Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown [suggested by Derek Keevil]

You can now listen to this show — originally aired on KSKQ on June 19, 2009 — by clicking on the play button below.

Jun 12 2009

Foreign Languages

(aired 6/12/09)

foreign lands

My playlist for this show includes songs with languages other than English in the lyrics and/or titles. I ended up finding a full range of great music from many tongues: French, German, Portuguese, Hindi, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Icelandic, Danish and Japanese. I also looked up the translations of the titles, listed below, although not all of them are guaranteed to be 100% accurate. Leave a note if you see anything that needs correction!

  1. Quelqu’un m’a dit – Carla Bruni (2:47) [French: “Someone Told Me”]
  2. Major Tom (Vollig Losgelost) – Peter Schilling (4:03) [German]
  3. Mulemba Xangola – Bonga, Marisa Monte, Carlinhos Brown (5:50) [Portuguese – from Red Hot + Lisbon album]
  4. Jai Ho – A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah & Mahalaxmi Iyer (5:19) [Hindi: “It Rocks” or “Hallelujah” or “May There Be Victory” or “Victory to Thee”?]
  5. Rara – Juana Molina (3:08) [Spanish – from Argentina: “Rare” or “Weird”]
  6. Il Re – Lorenzo Jovanotti (2:57) [Italian: “The King”]
  7. Hungriges Herz – Mia (3:38) [German: “Hungry Heart”]
  8. Ma Ya Hi (Dragostea Din Tei) – O-Zone (3:24) [Romanian]
  9. Staralfur – Sigur Rós (6:47, starts at 1:30) [Icelandic: “Staring Elf”]
  10. Kaze Wo Atsumete – Happy End (4:09) [Japanese: “Gather the Wind Under My Wings”]
  11. La Fille Danse – Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan (1:41) [French, “The Girl Dances”]
  12. Foux Du Fafa – Flight of the Conchords (2:46) [suggested by Julia Garrity]
  13. Det er mig der holder træerne sammen – Under Byen (3:34) [Danish: “It Is Me Who Keeps the Trees Together”]
  14. Ta Douleur – Camille (3:08) [French: “Your Pain”]
  15. Cajuína – Caetano Veloso (2:25) [Portuguese: “Clarified Cashew Apple Juice”??]
  16. Moi, mon ame et ma conscience – Paris Combo (4:22) [French: “Me, My Friend, and My Conscience”]
  17. Strawberry Fields Forever (Remasterizado 2008) – Los Fabulosos Cadillacs (4:17) [Spanish; suggested by Michaela DeSoucey]

Originally aired on KSKQ on June 12, 2009. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)

Jun 5 2009

Upper Body

upper body(aired 6/5/09)

Here’s part 2 of the body parts theme, focusing on everything above the waist. This one is totally kid-friendly!

  1. Woman of Heart and Mind – Joni Mitchell (2:39)
  2. Fishing for My Tongue – Devon Sproule & Paul Curreri (2:38)
  3. Put On A Happy Face – Blossom Dearie (2:16)
  4. Hair – Sixteen Feet (3:12)
  5. Acid Tongue – Jenny Lewis (3:48)
  6. A Nervous Tic Motion Of The Head To The Left – Andrew Bird (5:00)
  7. Smile On – Deee-Lite (3:58)
  8. Left Hand Suzuki Method – Gorillaz (10:00, starts at 5:31)
  9. Headlock – Imogen Heap (3:27)
  10. Hand On Your Heart – Jose Gonzalez (3:49)
  11. Cheek to Cheek – Ella Fitzgerald & Louie Armstrong (5:54) [suggested by Becca Winthrop]
  12. Both Hands – Ani DiFranco (3:01)
  13. I’ve Just Seen A Face – Jim Sturgess (1:50) [suggested by Rip/Joshua Geesaman – the Beatles version]
  14. In Your Arms – Miho Hatori (4:06)
  15. Somewhere To Lay My Head – Swan Silvertones (2:24)
  16. Throw Your Arms Around Me – Ben Harper & Eddy Vedder (3:20)
  17. What’s the Ugliest Part of Your Body – Frank Zappa (1:03) [suggested by Rip]
  18. Your Body Is a Wonderland – John Mayer (4:08

You can now listen to this show, originally aired on KSKQ on June 5, 2009 (3-4pm PST) by clicking on the play button below.