Sep 24 2010


(aired 9/24/10)


Wearables Part 2: Shoes & Boots

The theme for this week’s Maya’s Mix show is footwear. It’ll be a second installment, since songs about clothing above the feet were played two weeks ago for the Wearables Part 1 show.

Thanks to listener brainstorming, I found that a number of folks suggested These Boots Are Made for Walkin’. There are so many different interesting covers of the song that I couldn’t narrow it down to just one, so I decided to create a music mash to combine them together into one flowing medley (5:21 minutes). It’s now posted online to hear it individually, separate from the recording of the full show below. I used the computer program called GarageBand. My song includes clips from 18 different artists, and it was a lot of fun to create (even though it took awhile!). Click here to hear it.

Pull on your socks and shoes to boogie to this show…

  1. In These Shoes? — Kirsty MacColl [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  2. Eleanor Put Your Boots On — Franz Ferdinand [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  3. My Adidas — Run-D.M.C. [suggested by Blossom Hester Dawes]
  4. Blue Suede Shoes — Elvis Presley [suggested by Crystal Hannan, Rusty Drake, Derek Keevil, Robyn Janssan, Fred & Laura Perloff]
  5. Blue Suede Shoes — St. Christopher’s Gregorian Choir
  6. Black Boots — Pamela Means
  7. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes — Paul Simon [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  8. Shoes — Tiga [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  9. Pink Shoe Laces — Dodie Stevens [suggested by Jim Giancarlo]
  10. clip: Agujetas de Color de Rosa — Los Hooligans
  11. These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ (Maya’s Mashup Mix):
    Lee Hazlewood,
    Four Friends,
    The Vampyre Bunnies,
    Candye Kane,
    Restricted Area,
    Jessica Simpson,
    Talking Heads,
    Kathy Kosins,
    Loretta Lynn,
    Johnny D,
    Clare Burson,
    The Coconutz,
    Family of God,
    Ella Fitzgerald,
    Gypsy Boots & The Nature Boys,
    Nancy Sinatra
    [general song suggested by Laurie Hultquist, Crystal Hannan, Jayne Wangen, Ian Dock]
  12. Red Shoes — Throwing Muses [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  13. (The Angels Wanna Hear My) Red Shoes — Elvis Costello [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  14. Burgundy Shoes — Patty Griffin [suggested by John Seligman]
  15. clip: The Red Shoes — Kate Bush
  16. clip: Rednecks, White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer — Johnny Russell [suggested by Fred & Laura Perloff]
  17. New Shoes — Blitzen Trapper
  18. Brand New Shoes — She & Him [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  19. New Shoes — Paolo Nutini
  20. clip: You Wear It Well — Rod Stewart [suggested by Wayne Zinkand]
  21. High Heel Sneakers — Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
  22. Polish Those Shoes — Victoria Williams
  23. (I’ve Got Spurs) Jingle, Jangle, Jingle — Tex Ritter [suggested by Fred & Laura Perloff]
  24. Boogie Shoes — K.C. and The Sunshine band
  25. Dancing Barefoot — Patti Smith [suggested by Howard Morningstar]

Originally aired on KSKQ on September 24, 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.)

Sep 17 2010

Shuffle #2

(aired 9/17/10)

I originally did the shuffle back in Spring for my show on April 16, 2010. Today I got another chance to be spontaneous, and we ended up having a great hour of eclectic songs. It was confirmation that sometimes we all need to trust a power greater than ourselves…

  1. Know Nothing — Travis
  2. Divina Graca — Madhrinha Sonia
  3. Never Coming Back — OMC
  4. The Ring Song — Krishna Das
  5. It’s Christmas! Let’s Be Glad! — Sufjan Stevens
  6. Easy Star — Poor Righteous Teachers
  7. If I Fell — Evan Rachel Wood
  8. Cowgirl (live) — Blue Turtle Seduction
  9. Madatum Novum Do Vobis — The Benedictine Monks
  10. Use Your Head — Money Mark
  11. The Air Near My Fingers — The White Stripes
  12. Until You Came Along — Golden Smog
  13. Rhineland (Heartland) — Beirut
  14. Pancake — Tori Amos

Originally aired on KSKQ on September 17, 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.)

Sep 10 2010


(aired 9/10/10)

clothes (zoot suit)

Wearables Part 1: All Garments Except Footwear

The topic of apparel has a full closet of fitting songs. The brainstorm of suggestions from you listeners gave me a diverse lineup of music that have titles and lyrics all relating to various garments — zoot suit, blue jeans, pencil skirt, sweater, black slacks, sunglasses, and much more. Thanks to Jim Giancarlo for the theme idea!

There will also be a second edition of this attire theme concentrating solely on the soul of your soles. In other words, all the songs will be about footwear. Our brainstorming showed me that there were enough about shoes, socks, boots, etc. to get a whole show to itself. So stay tuned to hear Part 2 in a couple weeks, on September 24th.

  1. Mr. Zoot Suit — Ingrid Lucia and the Flying Neutrinos [suggested by Jim Giancarlo]
  2. clip: Zoot Suit Riot [Spanish version] — Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
  3. Zoot Suit Riot — Cherry Poppin’ Dadies [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  4. Man In Black — Johnny Cash [suggested by Robyn Janssen, Bryan Pancheau]
  5. The Dress — Blonde Redhead [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  6. I’m Too Sexy — Right Said Fred [suggested by John Jarrell, Robin Bearman]
  7. clip: We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off — Jermaine Stewart
  8. Hot In Here — Nelly [suggested by Laura Howser Frantz]
  9. Green Green Dress — original cast recording from “Tick, Tick… Boom!” musical [suggested by Jim Giancarlo]
  10. You Can Leave Your Hat On — Randy Newman [suggested by Julaine Morley]
  11. Pencil Skirt — Pulp [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  12. clip: Devil with a Blue Dress / Good Golly Miss Molly — Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels [suggested by Ian Dock, Jayne Wangen, Fred & Laura Perloff] – from Blue show
  13. clip: Raspberry Beret — Prince [suggested by Crystal Hannan, Noli Hoye] from Fruit show
  14. Various clips of Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Polka Dot Bikini:
    [song suggested by Crystal Hannan, Jayne Wangen, Ian Dock, Fred/Laura Perloff, Dee Yoh]
    Bikini Amarillo — The Sacados (in Spanish)
    ポルカは、ビキニドット — Kyu Sakamoto (in Japanese)
    Itsi Bitsi Petit Bikini— Dalida (in French)
    Biquíni de Bolinha Amarelinha Tão Pequenininho— Blitz (in Portuguese)
    – Kermit and Miss Piggy’s version
    – Brian Hyland (original version)
  15. Shirt — Peter Mulvey [suggested by Noli Hoye Taylor]
  16. Pink Pegged Slacks — Eddie Cochran [suggested by Rusty Drake]
  17. Fabric of My Life — Zooey Deschanel [suggested by Derek Keevi]
  18. Camarillo Brillo — Frank Zappa [suggested by David Pederson]
  19. clip: Eddie Are You Kidding — Frank Zappa [suggested by David Pederson]
  20. clip: Sharp Dressed Man — ZZ Top [suggested by Jayne Wangen, Ian Dock, Fred & Laura Perloff]
  21. Cheap Sunglasses — ZZ Top [suggested by John Jarrell]
  22. I Wear My Sunglasses At Night — Corey Hart [suggested by Robyn Janssen]
  23. This Shirt — Mary Chapin Carpenter [suggested by Rob Brooks]
  24. La Garde Robe d’Elizabeth — Amélie-Les-Crayons [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  25. clips: Pants On The Ground [on American Idol and Say Aah Remix Blend] — General Larry Platt [suggested by John Jarrell, Jayne Wangen]
  26. Pants on the Ground — Jimmy Fallon as Neil Young [version suggested by Jayne Wangen]
  27. Lines In The Suit — Spoon [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  28. Shirt [edited segment] — Bonzo Dog Band [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  29. The Dress Looks Nice On You — Sufjan Stevens
  30. Undone (The Sweater Song) — Weezer [suggested by Crystal Hannan, Fred Perloff]
  31. Short Skirt, Long Jacket — Cake [suggested by Blossom Hester Dawes, Derek Keevil]

Originally aired on KSKQ on September 10, 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.)

Sep 3 2010


(aired 9/3/10)


For every show my list of potential songs is longer than the playlist that actually gets airtime. Thanks to the multitude of ideas from listeners, I usually have more than my 60-90 minutes of worthy suggestions.

So this week I’ve gone back through the lists of songs that I never got a chance to play, picking out some of my favorites to feature on today’s show. They now get the attention they deserve. This project made me realize that there have been 61 different Maya’s Mix shows so far! I have faith we’ll never run out of interesting theme ideas.

  1. clip: Fortunate Fool – Jack Johnson (Letter F, 2/26/10)
  2. History Train – Paul Simon (Trains, 7/17/09)
  3. Seed of Wonder – Jesca Hoop (Unclassifiable, 11/13/09)
  4. Spill the Wine – Eric Burden and War (Drinks, 10/2/09) [suggested by Lia McKinney]
  5. Sister Ritual – Scott Huckabay (Sisters, 6/4/10)
  6. Haunt Me – Aden (Halloween, 10/30/09) [suggested by Sarah Kowalski]
  7. Oh Lua – Cristina Tati (Foreign Language, 6/21/09)
  8. Chains and Things – B.B. King (Pairs, 11/20/09) [suggested by Lynn Gates]
  9. Magic Bus – The Who (Autos, 1/22/10) [suggested by Mark Mezadourian, Ed Keller]
  10. Apple Green and Charcoal Gray – Vanessa Peters (Green 3/19/10, Pairs 11/20/09, and Fruit 6/4/10)
  11. Crazy Mary – Pearl Jam (Female Names, 7/31/09)
  12. Blue and Sudden – Ten Mile Tide (Blue, 8/6/10)
  13. Black Magic Woman – Santana (Women & Men, 8/6/10) [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  14. clip: Take This Job And Shove It – David Allan Coe (Jobs, 9/11/09) [suggested by Anjali Altman, Jayne Wangen, Ian Dock]
  15. Work Hard Play Hard – Bonnie Prince Billy (Jobs, 9/11/09) [suggested by Sarah Kowolski]
  16. Doctor Blind – Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton (Jobs, 9/11/09)
  17. I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley (Jobs, 9/11/09) [suggested by Jessica McFarland Walton]
  18. Heavy Metal Drummer – Wilco (Jobs, 9/11/09) [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  19. Jerusalem – Cara Luft (Geography, Part 3: Global Locations, 2/5/10)
  20. Island in the Sun – Weezer (Sun, 6/22/09 and Summer, 8/20/10) [suggested by Dan Kraut, Derek Keevil]
  21. Honey Honey – Feist (Sweet, 5/15/09)
  22. Analysis of a 1970s Divorce – David Dondero (Years, 1/1/10)
  23. clip: Waters Of March – David Byrne + Marisa Monte
  24. clip: Águas de Março – Antonio Carlos Jobim and Elis Regina
  25. The Trader Joe’s Song – Carl Willat (Drinks 10/2/09, Numbers 7/24/09, Letter F 2/26/10, Fruit 6/4/10, Autos 1/22/10, Dogs & Cats 6/26/09, Jobs 9/11/09, Mothers 5/9/09, Birds 7/10/09, Sweet 5/15/09, Sun 6/22/09, and Lower Body 5/29/09)

Originally aired on KSKQ on September 3, 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.)