Oct 30 2009


(aired 10/30/09)

draculaTomorrow is October 31st, so let’s celebrate by listening to a mix of spooky spunky scary songs. I appreciate everyone’s input on today’s show, since it was a collaborative effort with lots of great ideas. Happy Halloween!

  1. Spooky – Portastatic [suggested by Sarah Kowalski — played in introduction]
  2. Werewolves Of London – Warren Zevon [suggested by Eileen Hayes]
  3. Do You Believe In Magic – Chambers Brothers [general song suggested by Jim Malachi, Ray Morley and David Rood]
  4. Things That Scare Me – Neko Case [suggested by Sarah]
  5. Spooky – Dr. Theopolis [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  6. Ghostbusters – Fool Moon [general song suggested by Ray Morley and Fernanda Lazzari]
  7. Mr. Ghost Goes to Town – The 5 Jones Boys [suggested by Derek, for version by Mora’s Modern Rhythmists]
  8. They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come – Sufjan Stevens [suggested by Derek]
  9. Zombie Limbo Time – Beat Happening [artist suggested by Sarah]
  10. Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett [suggested by Marianne Wilson, Ray Morley, Elisa Vick and David Rood]
  11. Frankenstein – Aimee Mann [suggested by Derek]
  12. Ghost Vs. Vampire – Quasi [suggested by Sarah]
  13. Ghost Of Stephen Foster – Squirrel Nut Zippers [suggested by Derek]
  14. Little Ghost – The White Stripes [suggested by Carrie Bader]
  15. Old Black Magic – Sarah Vaughan [suggested by Lynn Gates]
  16. Nosy Neighbor – The Ditty Bops [suggested by Derek]
  17. Ghost Riders In The Sky – Johnny Cash
  18. Witchy Woman – The Eagles [suggested by Jayne Wangen, Derek Keevil, Marianne Bergaust and David Rood]

Originally aired on KSKQ on October 30, 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.)

Oct 23 2009

Las Vegas

(aired 10/23/09)

Las VegasLast week, for the first time since starting Maya’s Mix in May, I didn’t do a live radio show. (Instead, a rerun of the “States” show from August was aired.) It’s because I was out of town on a trip with my mom to Las Vegas — which was a blast! Since my experiences in Sin City were so enjoyable, I couldn’t resist featuring it as a theme for today’s radio show. Roll the dice and listen to these tunes, since I’d wager that you’ll like some of them. It’s worth a gamble!

  1. Viva Las Vegas – Royal Crown Revue [version suggested by Derek Keevil]
  2. Don’t Make Me Come To Vegas – Tori Amos [suggested by Ray Morley, Stuart Finkel]
  3. The Gambler – Kenny Rogers [suggested by Faith Brees]
  4. The Gambler – Fun
  5. Heaven Or Las Vegas – Cocteau Twins [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  6. Vegas Baby – The Weepies
  7. Leaving Las Vegas – Sheryl Crow [suggested by Michaela DeSoucey, David Rood, Stuart Finkel]
  8. Las Vegas Dealer – Gomez
  9. Las Vegas – Mathieu Boogaerts [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  10. Sin City – Steve Earle & Gillian Welch [suggested by Kevin Schlottmann]
  11. Poker Face – Orba Squara
  12. Queen Of Las Vegas – The B-52’s [suggested by Stuart Finkel]
  13. Vegas – Sara Bareilles
  14. Danke Schoen – Wayne Newton [artist suggested by Michaela Desoucey, Jim Malachi]
  15. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) – The Beatles [inspired by Lynn Gates]

You can now listen to this show — originally aired on KSKQ on October 23, 2009 — by clicking on the play button below.

Oct 9 2009


(aired 10/9/09)

planeToday’s show features songs about airplanes, flying, rockets, helicopters and other modes of aerial travel. This is the second installment of the transportation theme, since we covered trains in July. Thanks to everyone for such a great list of song suggestions. This show is in memory of my grandfather, Chester Robert Gates, who had his master’s degree in aeronautical engineering.

There’s a beautiful view of this music from up here in the sky. Come take a listen…

  1. My Flying Saucer – Billy Bragg & Wilco [suggested by Jordan Hay]
  2. Stratford-On-Guy – Liz Phair [suggested by Sarah Kowalski]
  3. When You Come Back Down – Nickel Creek [suggested by Ariel Hays]
  4. Surfing On A Rocket – Air
  5. Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight – Freakwater [suggested by Kevin Schlottmann]
  6. Aeroplane – Björk [suggested by Christi Wruck]
  7. Leaving On A Jet Plane – Peter, Paul & Mary [suggested by Lynn Gates, Hank Renfrow, David Rood]
  8. Steam Powered Aereo Plane – John Hartford [suggested by Alison Young]
  9. Fly Me Away – Goldfrapp
  10. Paper Airplane – Willy Porter
  11. This Flight Tonight – Joni Mitchell [suggested by Toni Dileo]
  12. Helicopters – Barenaked Ladies
  13. Rocket Man – Kate Bush [suggested by Michael Barth, for Elton John version]
  14. Paper Planes – M.I.A.
  15. Daisy Jane – America [suggested by Jessica Mycelia]
  16. Parachute – Sean Lennon
  17. Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix [suggested by Ray Morley]
  18. Airplane – Imogen Heap
  19. Blues From An Airplane – Jefferson Airplane
  20. Wings of a Dove – Bob Marley & the Wailers [suggested by Rachel Davis]
  21. Further to Fly – Paul Simon [suggested by Christi Wruck]
  22. Fly Me to the Moon – Diana Krall [suggested by Lynn Gates, Christi Wruck, David Rood]

Originally aired on KSKQ on October 9, 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.)

Oct 2 2009


(aired 10/2/09)

drinkFeeling thirsty? Today’s show should quench it! I started with just a couple song ideas for this theme, but thanks to the flood of ideas from other people, the playlist grew to a long list. The first songs explore the bare essential of H20, and then we move through coffee, tea, juice, milk, soda and a variety of alcoholic beverages. The songs in the last set explore the issues of maintaining sobriety. This show is one hour and forty-five minutes total. Cheers!

  1. I Asked For Water – Howlin’ Wolf [suggested by Joshua Geesaman]
  2. Waiter! Bring Me The Water! – Shania Twain [suggested by Stuart Finkel]
  3. Water In a Teapot – Mia and Jonah [suggested by Ariel Hays]
  4. Tea for Two – Dinah Shore & Frank Sinatra [general song suggested by Michael Barth]
  5. Milk Man – Aphex Twin
  6. Cold Beverage – G. Love & Special Sauce [suggested by Alison Young and John Riordon]
  7. Drinking Carrot Juice – Cowboy Jack Clement
  8. Black Coffee in Bed – Squeeze [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  9. Black Coffee – Peggy Lee [general song suggested by Sue Jaffe]
  10. Egg Cream – Lou Reed
  11. Una Soda – Refreshments
  12. Mystery Juice – Sean Lennon
  13. Scotch & Chocolate – Nickel Creek [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  14. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer – George Thorogood & The Destroyers [suggested by Sheley Harrington Ireland and Emily Westerman]
  15. The Man Who Loved Beer – Lambchop
  16. I Like Beer – Tom T. Hall [suggested by Jamie Alexander]
  17. There’s A Tear In My Beer – The The [suggested by Nikki Thommen Bingham]
  18. Beer – Asylum Street Spankers [suggested by Lia McKinney]
  19. Red, Red Wine – UB40 [suggested by Marianne Bergaust]
  20. Too Drunk to F*** – Nouvelle Vague
  21. Turkish Wine – Portland Cello Project
  22. Champagne Supernova – Oasis
  23. Whiskey River – Willie Nelson [suggested by Anjali Altman]
  24. Whiskey, You’re the Devil – Clancy Brothers & The Dubliners [suggested by Kevin Schlottmann]
  25. Rum and Coca Cola – The Andrew Sisters [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  26. Factotum – Louis Logic [suggested by Greg Ingbur]
  27. Alcoholics Unanimous – Art Brut [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  28. Alkyhol – Gary Rex Turner
  29. Rehab – Amy Winehouse
  30. 12 Steppin’ Mama – Louisiana Jane
  31. Serenity Prayer – David Zasloff

Originally aired on KSKQ on October 2, 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.)