Jul 23 2010

Under & Up

(aired 7/23/10)

Following the same idea I had for my “F” show in February, this week I asked listeners for suggestions about songs starting with the letter “U.” Looking through the great medley of ideas (through Facebook), I noticed that many of the titles had references to “under,” while a bunch of others had “up” in the title. So instead of the general U theme, I narrowed it down, playing a mix of songs that take us under and then up. What a fun roller coaster ride!

  1. Under African Skies – Paul Simon [suggested by Alison Young]
  2. Under Pressure – Queen [suggested by Cathy Polinsky]
  3. Under the Sea – Samuel E. Wright, The Little Mermaid Soundtrack [suggested by Adam Koren, Cathy Polinsky, Denah Butts]
  4. Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers [suggested by Cathy Polinsky]
  5. Under the Boardwalk – S.U. Acapella
  6. Under the Boardwalk – Rockapella [general song suggested by Maria Katsantones, Nikki Thommen Bingham]
  7. Under My Thumb – Rolling Stones [suggested by Toni Chiapelli]
  8. Undertow – Leonard Cohen [suggested by Toni Chiapelli]
  9. Undercover Freak – OPM [suggested by Darren Halstead]
  10. Upside Down – Diana Ross [suggested by Cathy Polinsky]
  11. Uptown Girl – Weezer [general song suggested by Nikki Thommen Bingham, Denah Butts]
  12. Up For the Down Stroke – Parliament [suggested by Alison Young]
  13. short clip: Up on the Roof – EWS High School chorus
  14. Up on the Roof – The Drifters Also first play  version [suggested by Ray Morley]
  15. Up From the Skies – Jimi Hendrix [suggested by Alison Young]
  16. Up Up Up Up – Ani Difranco [suggested by Cathy Polinsky]
  17. Upward Over the Mountain – Iron & Wine [suggested by Adam Koren]
  18. Up With People – Lambchop [general song suggested by Cathy Polinsky]
  19. Up Against the Wall – Be Good Tanyas [suggested by Alison Young]
  20. Up Up and Away – The 5th Dimension [suggested by Julaine Morley]
  21. Uptight – Stevie Wonder [suggested by Toni Chiapelli]

Originally aired on KSKQ on July 23, 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.)


Jul 9 2010

Listener Favorites, Part III

(aired 7/9/10)

Today we did the third installment of the listener favorite theme, with five featured listeners. They all answered the following questions, and I played their recorded statements on the air:

  1. What is your all-time favorite song (or at least one of them), and why does it have significance for you?
  2. What’s your latest pick — a song that has been going through your head recently? Why do you like it?

Take the fun musical journey with us as we hear what these featured listeners shared about their top picks…

Jayne Wangen:
Thank You – Led Zepplin
Can I Stay – Ray LaMontagne

Ian Dock:
Cars – Gary Newman
Venus de Milo – Miles Davis

Sarah Farahat:
Wanting Memories – Sweet Honey in the Rock
He Ain’t Got Rhythm (Poppyseed Remix) – Billie Holiday [from album “Remixed & Reimagined”]

Bryan Pancheau:
Alice’s Restaurant – Arlo Guthrie
Hot for Teacher – David Grisman [from album “Strummin’ with the Devil: Bluegrass Tribute to Van Halen”]

Matt Olson:
Lush Life – Nat King Cole
You Can’t Touch This – Ricki Lee [from album “Sex and the City 2 Soundtrack”]

bonus song:
Lush Life (ft. Cee-Lo) – Nat King Cole [from album “Re:Generations”]


Originally aired on KSKQ on July 9, 2010.
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Jul 4 2010

Joshua Geesaman’s Music: The Caravan

(aired 7/2/10)

My friend Joshua Geesaman is an incredibly creative artist of many mediums. Music is one of them, and he recently started putting together song and sounds identified as The Caravan. Today’s show is his witty creation, a compilation of recordings that he originally made for April Fool’s. Josh added that an appropriate name for this particular mix would be “Bizarre Music for Dinner and Dance.”

As Josh shares, “The inspiration behind this is that I’ve always been interested in incredibly strange music. I think humor in music, whether it’s unintentional, silly, dark… whatever, is important now and then. This show is a collection of some of the best stuff I’ve found in my travels. I wanted to include a few well-known names (George Harrison, Frank Zappa, Van Morrison) and also some artists I’m sure 95% of your audience have never heard of (Joe Beard, The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, etc).”

When I asked him about what he gets out of these music projects, he replied: “I’ve been putting together these mixes for about six months. It comes from my desire to share music with people that they may not have otherwise been exposed to and also because I love sound collages. These shows are like a finely orchestrated and deliberate sound collage. And since I find top 40 radio very boring and homogenized, these shows provide a nice change for my own listening pleasure.”

Thank you, Josh, for sharing your provoking perspective on Maya’s Mix! If anyone else has music ideas to share with our listeners, please email me at maya@ksksq.org. I welcome all input.

  1. Ali’s Historical Song – MUHAMMAD ALI
  2. What to Do in Case of a Nuclear Attack (Part One)
  3. What Does a Bad Person Look Like – JOE BEARD
  4. Cow – MIKE SOPHIA
  5. I Predict a Riot – THE BONZO DOG BAND
  6. Plant Talk – MOLLY ROTH
  7. All the Bits – VAN MORRISON
  8. The Pirate Song – GEORGE HARRISON
  9. Goody & Goody’s Goody Goody Yummy Gummy Gooey Gooey Gumdrops – GOOFY
  10. Nut Pumpkin –  JOY ALLAN WILSHER
  11. Ginger Geezer – VIVIAN STANSHALL
  12. The By-Cracky Beat – LOWNEY’S CHOCOLATE COMPANY
  13. Wild Root Hair Cream Commercial
  14. Dandruff? – THE MONKEES
  15. Grope Need (Part One) – THE FUGS
  16. What to Do in Case of a Nuclear Attack (Part Two)
  17. Eggs – THE TRACHTENBERG FAMILY SLIDESHOW PLAYERS
  18. The Ohio Prison Fire – BOB MILLER
  19. Fluffy – GLORIA BALSAM
  20. German Lunch – THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION
  21. You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here –  THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION
  22. Alexander Graham Bell – RICHARD THOMPSON
  23. Merry Go Round – WILD MAN FISCHER
  24. Magic Oranges from Spain – (UNKNOWN ARTIST)
  25. Who’s Knocking at My Door – THE LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY
  26. I’d Rather Be Thin Than Famous – JACK KEROUAC & STEVE ALLEN

Originally aired on KSKQ on July 2, 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.)