Mar 23 2010


(aired 3/26/10)

Days of the Week, Part 1: Monday – Thursday

When I originally started brainstorming for this topic, I thought I’d include all seven days of the week in one show. Then I realized that there are actually more songs about weekends than weekdays. So, thanks to all the great ideas from you listeners, there will be two episodes for this theme. Today we featured Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tune in next week to hear songs about Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  1. Clip from: Happy Days – Pratt & McCaine [suggested by Rachel Murray, Brandon Ducharme]
  2. Clip from: Kens Bursdag (Manic Monday) – Barbie
  3. Manic Monday – Relient K; Manic Monday – The Bangles [suggested by Michaela DeSoucey, Suzanne Devereux, Crystal Hannan, David Rood]
  4. Stormy Monday Blues – Muddy Waters [general song suggested by Michael Niemann]
  5. Monday, Monday – The Mamas And The Papas [suggested by Dee Yoh, Suzanne Devereux, David Rood, Nick Viani]
  6. Clip from: I Gotta Feeling – Black-Eyed Peas [suggested by Adam Koren, Kim Keller]
  7. Blue Monday – Nouvelle Vague [general song suggested by David Rood]
  8. Long Monday – John Prine [suggested by Rachel Murphy, Nick Viani]
  9. Sun Comes up, It’s Tuesday Morning – Cowboy Junkies [suggested by Carrie Bader]
  10. Clip from: Eight Days A Week – The Beatles [suggested by Jessica Vineyard]
  11. Ruby Tuesday medley – The Rolling Stones, London Symphony, Dawn Kenny, Over the Rhine, Franco Battiato, The Grassmasters, Young @ Heart Chorus [original version suggested by Laurie Hultquist, Jessica Vineyard, Stuart Finkel, David Rood]
  12. Wednesday – Tori Amos [suggested by Stuart Finkel]
  13. Ash Wednesday Blues – Anders Osborne  [suggested by Nick Viani]
  14. Waiting For Wednesday – Lisa Loeb  [suggested by Stuart Finkel]
  15. Thursday – Morphine
  16. Jersey Thursday – Donovan [suggested by David Rood]
  17. Police On My Back – The Clash [suggested by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross]

Originally aired on KSKQ on March 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.)

Mar 16 2010


(aired 3/19/10)

What’s the commonality of leaves, the heart chakra, Incredible Hulk, asparagus, military uniforms, a 4-leaf clover, the light that lets you put your pedal to the metal, fried tomatoes and a jealous person? You guessed it! Green.

Inspired by the holiday of St. Patrick’s Day two days ago, this week’s show features green. The word itself might seem like a very simple concept, but it’s actually related to a full range of ideas and issues throughout history — in biology, finances, sayings,  politics, folklore, cultural beliefs and much more. It can represent such things as money, growth, envy, fertility, seasickness, greed and environmentalism.

Today I played many of the songs that were suggested back in December, when I asked my listeners for favorite songs with the colors red and/or green. I ended up focusing solely on red for that show (played December 11, 2009). Now I get to tap into the rest of them! Thank you for all the ideas. Let’s go green…

  1. Green Onions – Booker T. & The Mg’s [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  2. Greenville – Lucinda Williams [suggested by Carrie Bader]
  3. Crystalline Green – Goldfrapp
  4. Bein’ Green – Kermit [suggested by Derek Keevil, Rachel Davis, Lynn Gates, Joshua Geesaman]
  5. Bein Green – Ray Charles
  6. Green Groves of Erin/Flowers of Red Hill – Edgar Meyer, Mark O’Connor & Yo-Yo Ma [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  7. Green Eyes – Coldplay
  8. The Little Green Valley – Burl Ives [suggested by Stephan Krueger]
  9. Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine – Simon & Garfunkel [suggested by Mark Mezadourian, Stuart Finkel]
  10. Pretty Green (featuring Santo Gold) – Mark Ronson
  11. Greensleeves medley – The Scorpions, John Coltrane, Michael Lancaster, Sarah McLachlan, The Trashmen, Jeff Beck [general song suggested by Ed Keller, Rachel Davis, Joshua Geesaman]
  12. Little Green – Joni Mitchell [suggested by Toni Dileo, Stuart Finkel]
  13. Grey Cell Green – Ned’s Atomic Dustbin [suggested by Michaela Desoucey]
  14. Green Grass Of Tunnel – Mum
  15. Green River – Creedence Clearwater Revival [suggested by Stuart Finkel, Derek Keevil]
  16. Green Eggs & Ham (Blues for Suess) – Big Royal & The Revue [suggested by Ed Keller, for Weird Al version]

Originally aired on KSKQ on March 18, 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.)

Mar 11 2010

Long Songs

(aired 3/12/10)

In past weeks, I’ve been able to squeeze in quite a lot of great songs into each show. Sometimes the shorter the length of the song, the better, since it means more time to play other songs too. Yet there are always great songs that tend to be longer than the average 3 minute clips. Today I have the opportunity to choose quality over quantity. The only uniting theme is that the length of these songs are all longer than usual. Unlike past shows, there is no significance with the meaning of the title words or the lyrics. Here’s a chance to fully enjoy each one…

  1. A Case of You – Diana Krall (7:05)
  2. Svefn-G-Englar – Sigur Rós (10:05)
  3. Ball And Biscuit – The White Stripes (7:19)
  4. My Soul Is A Witness – Chanticleer (5:41)
  5. Tribe – Willy Porter (6:38)
  6. Have One on Me – Joanna Newsom (11:01)

Originally aired on KSKQ on March 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.)

Mar 4 2010

Dad Tribute

(aired 3/5/10)

Although I was originally intending to do a brand new theme this week, some unexpected circumstances have changed the plans. My dear father, John Seligman, had a heart bypass surgery yesterday, March 4th. I’m happy to report that it went well. To express love and support, today Maya’s Mix is a similar lineup to the Father show playlist that aired last June — with only a couple changes and new songs.

The best highlight was having my sister, Phoebe, join me in the studio for the broadcast. Together we celebrated my dad’s recovery with fun music. Thank you to everyone in his life for creating such positive support. We can now celebrate the beginning of a healing process towards a happy, healthy heart!

  1. Daddy’s Arms – Hank Dogs
  2. Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone – The Temptations [suggested by 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 [suggested by John Seligman]
  6. Old Man – The Wailin’ Jennys [suggested by Anjali Altman, for Neil Young version]
  7. Cats In the Cradle – 3rd Bass [suggested by Rob Brooks]
  8. Gospel with No Lord – Camille
  9. Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 1 – Pink Floyd [suggested by Mark Mezadourian and Ben Hudson]
  10. Momma, Where’s My Daddy – Keb’ Mo’
  11. Papa Was a Rodeo – Bright Eyes
  12. Person Person – Mirah
  13. Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown [suggested by Derek Keevil]

Originally aired on KSKQ on March 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.)