Aug 28 2009

Gold & Silver

goldWith the current conditions of our economy, some of us trust precious metals over the U.S. dollar. Today’s show explored these assets, giving us a chance to invest our ears in the rich music. All the songs feature titles with gold and/or silver. Thanks to everyone for such a bank of valuable song ideas. 🙂 Let’s get bopping to the bling!

  1. Gold to Me – Ben Harper [suggested by Alison Young]
  2. Golden Age – TV on the Radio
  3. Gold Dust Woman – Fleetwood Mac [suggested by Anjali Altman]
  4. You Got the Silver – Susan Tedeschi [suggested by Julaine Haraden Morley and Stuart Finkel, for Rolling Stones version]
  5. Diamonds and Gold – Tom Waits [suggested by Robie Lawrence]
  6. Silver Lining – Rilo Kiley [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  7. Heart of Gold – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  8. Heart of Gold – Neil Young [suggested by Carrie Bader and Joshua Geesaman (and Stuart Finkel – for Tori Amos version)]
  9. Band of Gold – Freda Payne [suggested by Dana Lemelin]
  10. Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy [suggested by Ania Erdogan, for Sting version]
  11. Goldfinger – Shirley Bassey [suggested by Elisa Vick and Laurie Hoye Dewan]
  12. The Golden Age – Beck
  13. Silver and Gold – U2 [suggested by Liz Bianco and Derek Keevil]
  14. Golden – My Morning Jacket
  15. Stay Golden – Au Revoir Simone
  16. She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft) – Jerry Reed [suggested by Joshua Geesaman]
  17. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer – The Beatles [suggested by Carrie Bader, Joshua Geesaman and Derek Keevil – from Abby Road album, which was platinum!]

Originally aired on KSKQ on August 28, 2009. Select the triangle 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.)

Aug 21 2009


Geography Part 1: States

USA My first idea was to use a general theme of geographic locations. Ha! After getting such a huge volume of suggestions, I realized that there are way too many choices to do one show on such a broad topic. So today was the first segment of the “places” theme, and I chose to concentrate on states here in our country. Although an hour doesn’t give quite enough time to highlight the full gamut, I was at least able to play a number of great songs. And I can tell you that all 50 states were at least briefly acknowledged (thanks to Fifty Nifty United States’ lyrics!). Ready for a trip across the good ole USA? Let’s go…

  1. Portland, Oregon – Loretta Lynn with Jack White [suggested by Claire Robbins]
  2. California Stars – Billy Bragg & Wilco
  3. Tennessee – Arrested Development
  4. Georgia On My Mind – Willie Nelson [suggested by Jessica McFarland]
  5. Carolina In My Mind – James Taylor [suggested by Marianne Wilson, Jessica McFarland]
  6. Mississippi – Paula Cole
  7. Alabama – Enric Hernàez & Lotus Blau [suggested by Thomas Minto Milsom, for Neil Young version]
  8. Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois – Sufjan Stevens [album suggested by Sarah Kowalski]
  9. Back Home Again In Indiana – Julie London [general song suggested by Mr. Russ Otte]
  10. Carry Me Ohio – Sun Kil Moon
  11. Fifty Nifty United States – Schoolhouse Rock [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  12. North Dakota – Kris Delmhorst [suggested by Claire Robbins]
  13. Texas Sky – Val Davis
  14. California Dreamin’ – Cristina Alba [suggested by Stuart Finkel, for Mamas and Papas version]
  15. Virginia Moon – Foo Fighters
  16. America The Beautiful – Ray Charles [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]

Originally aired on KSKQ on August 21, 2009. Select the triangle 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.)

Aug 14 2009


moon My aunt Lori gave me this topic idea last month, since July 20th was the forty-year anniversary of humans first landing on the moon. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins and Buzz Aldrin were on Apollo 11 for the monumental trip. In celebration, today’s playlist covers a range of songs all about the moon. I received tons of great suggestions, so thanks to everyone for the input. Strap on your spacesuit and join me is this lunar mission… 3-2-1 takeoff!

  1. Moondance – Van Morrison [suggested by Carrie Bader]
  2. Shoot the Moon – Norah Jones [suggested by Stuart Finkel]
  3. That’s Amore (When the Moon Hits Your Eye) – Vik and the Doctors of Jive [suggested by David Rood and Laurie Olsen]
  4. This Is How We Walk on the Moon – Arthur Russell
  5. “One Small Step…” Recording – Neil Armstrong
  6. Man on the Moon – R.E.M. [suggested by Stuart]
  7. Man in the Moon – Voice of the Beehive [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  8. Pink Moon – Nick Drake [suggested by Alison Young]
  9. I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon – Shawn Colvin & Ernie [suggested by Jamie Alexander]
  10. Moon River – London Gay Men’s Chorus [general song suggested by Anjali Altman, Kim Keller, and Stuart Finkel]
  11. Drunk on the Moon – Tom Waits [suggested by Robie Lawrence]
  12. Blue Moon Revisited (A Song For Elvis) – Cowboy Junkies [general “Blue Moon” song suggested by Mark Mezadourian, Laurie Olsen, and David Rood ]
  13. Judgment of the Moon and Stars (Ludwig’s Tune) – Joni Mitchell [suggested by Stuart]
  14. Just Like the Moon – Brett Dennen [suggested by Elise Fabricant]
  15. My Moon My Man – Feist
  16. Feather Moon – Vienna Teng
  17. Moonshadow – Michael & Jello [suggested by Jessica Vineyard, Hank Renfrow and David Rood – for Cat Stevens version]
  18. Moon River – Aretha Franklin [unexpected bonus track!]

Originally aired on KSKQ on August 14, 2009. Select the triangle 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.)

Aug 7 2009


Mr Kite After exploring female names last week, I figured today would be a good chance to give guys some airtime to balance it out. Somehow I was able to find a collection of fantastic songs that all have “Mr.” in the title. Maya’s making music with Misters!

  1. Excuse Me Mr. – Ben Harper
  2. Mr. Zoot Suit – Ingrid Lucia & the Flying Neutrinos
  3. Mr. Bob Dobalina – Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
  4. Mister Sandman – Al Alberts
  5. Mr. Wendal – Arrested Development
  6. Me & Mr. Jones – Amy Winehouse
  7. Mr. Cab Driver – Lenny Kravitz
  8. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite – The Beatles
  9. Mr Zebra – Tori Amos
  10. Mr. Jones – Counting Crows
  11. Mr. Brown (Chris Cuben Mix) – Zap Mama
  12. Mr. Right Now – Apollo Nove
  13. Mr. Pitiful – The Commitments
  14. Mr. Tambourine Man – Bob Dylan
  15. Mr. Bojangles – Nina Simone
  16. Mr. Rogers – Various Artists, album: TV Themes
  17. O Cara Lindo (Mr. Gorgeous) – Smoke City
  18. Mr. Toyhead – Eric McFadden
  19. Mr. Grieves – Pixies
  20. Mr. Roboto – Styxx

Originally aired on KSKQ on August 7, 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.)