Feb 26 2010

The Letter F

(aired 2/19/10)

letter FOn this final Friday of February, we’re free to follow our fantasies with our favorite funk! First and foremost, let go of your fight or flight fears, so you can just feel the fun of this theme in your fingers and feet. It’s not too far-fetched to face the facts that this theme might foster fears of using a specific word – but have faith! No need to give forewarnings, for today’s show is family-friendly. You just have to forgive and forget any past flings with filthy f-words; all songs today are fair and fitting and free of any foul language.

It’s you full-fledged fans and friends and facebookers who facilitate this fabulous frolicking. I am forever in faith that your fellowship keeps this show afloat, despite any flaws and foibles in my own fancy footwork. As I facilitate the flow of freakin’ fantastic music, your felicitations and flavors offer a feeding frenzy of fusion on this freeway of sounds. Let’s have fun!

  1. Funkytown (partial piece in background) – Lipps, Inc [suggested by Laurie Hultquist]
  2. Feeling Good – Nina Simone [suggested by Emily Westerman]
  3. Fall on Me – R.E.M. [suggested by Jessica Mongolo]
  4. Folsom Prison Blues – Joaquin Phoenix  [general song suggested by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Laurie Hultquist, Lynn Gates]
  5. Funeral Song – Sleater Kinney [suggested by Sarah Kowalski]
  6. Fear Of A Black Planet – Public Enemy  [suggested by Joshua Geesaman]
  7. Free Fallin’ – John Mayer  [Tom Petty version suggested by Magnolia Rainbow, Nick Viani]
  8. Free Man in Paris – Joni Mitchell[suggested by Maria Katsantones, Lynn Gates, Thomas Milsom]
  9. Fever – The Cramps [general song suggested by Nick Viani, Lynn Gates, Maria Katsantones, Lana Gates]
  10. Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover/ Trente Manieres De Quitter Une Fille – Michel Delpech [Paul Simon version suggested by Derek Keevil, Crystal Hannan, Jessica McFarland Walton]
  11. For No One – The Beatles [suggested by David Rood]
  12. Fire House Rock– Wailing Souls[suggested by Miles Rogers]
  13. Femme Fatale – The Velvet Underground [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  14. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) – Otis Redding [suggested by John Swift]
  15. Flora’s Secret – Enya [suggested by Rob Brooks]
  16. Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd [suggested by Sheley Harrington Ireland]
  17. First We Take Manhattan – Leonard Cohen [suggested by Stephan Krueger]
  18. Finally Woken – Jem [suggested by Rob Brooks]
  19. Feel Good, Inc.– Gorillaz
  20. February – Dar Williams [suggested by Derek Keevil]

Originally aired on KSKQ on February 26, 2010. 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.)

Feb 19 2010

English Language Violations

(aired 2/19/10)

This week I’m exploring the interesting element of linguistic mistakes in songs. I first thought of this idea as a radio show theme when I heard “Breaking Every Rule Language English” by Cornershop (although I still haven’t been able to track down a copy of the lyrics anywhere). As a piece of popular culture, many artists have chosen culturized twists of the English language in their song titles. Music is a form of expression that can defy the rules – sometimes tossing ‘em out the window. The songs on today’s show contain abbreviations, numbers & single letters as words, slang, objective/subjective pronoun switches and basic grammar defiance. I turned off my editor brain and opened my mind to language expression outside the rules. Thanx to all u listeners 4 the kool song ideas!

  1. Breaking Every Rule Language English – Cornershop
  2. Me And Julio Down By The School Yard – Paul Simon [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  3. For You And I – Keren Ann [general song suggested by Ashish Mukharji]
  4. Don’t Come Around Here No More – Tom Petty [suggested by Carrie Bader, Ben Hudson]
  5. – Clips from: Appels + Oranjes – Smashing Pumpkins, Beautiful Boyz – CocoRosie

  6. TiK ToK – Ke$ha
  7. How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore – Prince [artist suggested by Molly Ballew]
  8. Take On Me – Anni B Sweet [suggested by Carrie Bader for A-ha version]
  9. It Ain’t Me, Babe – Johnny Cash & June Carter [suggested by Sarah Kowalski]
  10. – Clips from: Honky Tonk Badonkadonk – Trace Adkins [suggested by Crystal Hannan], Honky Tonkin’ – Rose & The Maddox Brothers

  11. Honky Tonkin’ – Devon Sproule & Paul Curreri
  12. U – Arrested Development)
  13. I Me Mine – The Beatles [suggested by Nick Vianni]
  14. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Otis Redding [suggested by Laurie Hultquist and Crystal Hannan for The Rolling Stones version]
  15. Ba-Na-Na [Skit] – M.I.A
  16. – Clip from: All Shook Up – Gregorian Chant

  17. You Really Gotta Hold On Me – She & Him [artist recommended by Derek Keevil]
  18. Me And My Shadow – Sammy Davis Jr, Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin
  19. Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe – Okkervil River [suggested by Nick Vianni]
  20. Lay Lady Lay – Cassandra Wilson [suggested by Crystal Hannan for Bob Dylan version]
  21. Somethings Gonna Give – Wade McCollum
  22. The Way I Are (Feat Keri Hilson And D.O.E.) – Timbaland
  23. Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) – Pink Floyd

Originally aired on KSKQ on February 19, 2010. 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.)

Feb 12 2010


(aired 2/12/10)

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, which is this Sunday, today’s relevant topic is hearts. “Of all the earthly music, that which reaches farthest into heaven is the beating of a truly loving heart,” said Henry Ward Beecher. And I’d say that the beats of these tunes are also good enough to reach the high heavens — or at least your own divine ears. Thank you to everyone for all the song suggestions. I hope your heartbeat quickens when you hear this week’s show…

  1. You Give Love a Bad Name – Deborah Lippmann [suggested by Elizabeth Hamer for Bon Jovi version]
  2. Two Hearts Beat As One – U2 [suggested by Mark Mezadourian, Jayne Wangen and Ian Dock]
  3. In The Shape Of A Heart – Jackson Browne [suggested by Ray Morley]
  4. Heartless – Kanye West
  5. Your Cheatin’ Heart – Fats Domino [suggested by Crystal Hannan and Nick Viani for Hank Williams version]
  6. Your Heart Is An Empty Room – Death Cab For Cutie [suggested by Juli Chamberlin]
  7. Tortured, Tangled Hearts – Dixie Chicks [suggested by Leslie Crabtree]
  8. Heart of Glass – The Bad Plus [suggested by Nikki Thommen Bingham for Blondie version]
  9. Heartbeats – José González
  10. Harden My Heart – Quarterflash [suggested by Lexi Soulios, Jayne Wangen and Ian Dock]
  11. I Have a Million Nightingales – Libana [suggested by Sooni & Nick Viani]
  12. Baby, You Make My Heart Sing – The Channels [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  13. THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER (LOUIE VEGA ROOTS DUB) – Thievery Corporation feat. David Byrne
  14. En del Av Mitt Hjarta (Piece of My Heart) – Caroline af Ugglas [general song suggested by Crystal Hannan, Nick Viani, Lynn Gates]
  15. A Heart Needs A Home – Shawn Colvin & Loudon Wainwright III
  16. Heart-Shaped Box – Nirvana [suggested by Scott Howard, Lynn Gates]
  17. Pop! Goes My Heart – Hugh Grant [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  18. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart – Wilco [suggested by Nikki Thommen Bingham]
  19. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (live) – The Jimi Hendrix Experience [Beatles version suggested by Gary Bearman, Mark Mezadourian, Rachel Murphy]
  20. Melt Your Heart – Jenny Lewis [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  21. Groove Is In The Heart – Deee-Lite [suggested by Crystal Hannan]

Originally aired on KSKQ on February 12, 2010. 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.)

Feb 6 2010

Global Locations

(aired 2/5/10)

Geography Part 3: International

Today is the third episode of my geography theme. We began with States on August 21, 2009, followed by Domestic Cities on September 4, 2009. This final installment will focus on international locations, highlighting cities, regions and countries on all 7 continents. I included many of the songs that you listeners suggested in our original brainstorm from last year. The show was extended an extra 45 minutes to squeeze in plenty of songs worth hearing. Let’s boogie around the globe together!

  1. Theme From Antarctica (clip) – Vangelis [suggested by Nick Viani]
  2. Walk In Jerusalem – Mahalia Jackson [suggested by Faith Walker Brees]
  3. Mexico – Cake [suggested by Nick Viani]
  4. Montreal Waltz – Devon
  5. Banga – Ry Cooder & Ali Farka Toure
  6. Kookaburra (short clip) – Baby Genius
  7. Land Down Under – Men At Work
  8. Stockholm – Lykke Li
  9. April In Paris – Judy Garland & Bing Crosby [suggested by Russ Otte]
  10. Instanbul Not Constantinople – They Might Be Giants [suggested by Sarah Kowalski]
  11. London Skies – Jamie Cullum [suggested by Krista Kuhlman]
  12. London Calling – The Clash [suggested by Sarah Kowalski, Stuart Finkel]
  13. Guns of Brixton – Nouvelle Vague
  14. Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel [suggested by Krista Kuhlman]
  15. The Girl/Boy from Ipanema mix – Various Artists (Astrud & Joao Gilberto/Stan Getz; Crystal Waters; Sitti; Lou Rawls; Diana Krall [suggested by Stuart Finkel, Clay Bustin, Thomas Milsom]
  16. Oslo in the Summertime – Of Montreal
  17. I Love Paris – Les Negresses Vertes
  18. Tokyo Eye – Sonic Youth [suggested by Sarah Kowalski]
  19. Closer To Me – Dar Williams [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  20. Katmandu – Cat Stevens [suggested by Thomas Milsom]
  21. China Girl – David Bowie [suggested by Molly Ballew]
  22. Prenzlauerberg – Beirut
  23. New Madrid – Uncle Tupelo
  24. Amazon – M.I.A.
  25. How Far is it from Here To Nuremberg? – David Rovics
  26. Mesopotamia – The B-52’s
  27. Babylon – David Gray
  28. Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa – Vampire Weekend

Originally aired on KSKQ on February 5, 2010. 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.)