Jan 21 2011

Sex

(aired 1/21/11)

Ready for a juicy show? Check out how a wide range of artists explore this steamy subject  — sometimes with graphic words and other times with subtle references and innuendos in the lyrics.

You can now also stay tuned for the release of a second follow-up “director’s cut” version of the sex topic, which will include songs that I wasn’t allowed to play on the air due to graphic references or taboo words. This one will soon be posted on this blog. Email me at maya@kskq.org if you have song ideas to include.

Remember, sex on the radio can’t hurt anyone… unless your stereo system has sharp corners that might poke you.

  1. Clip: Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye [suggested by Maria Katsantones, Crystal Hannan]
  2. Let’s Talk About Sex – Salt-N-Pepa [suggested by Anjali Altman, Crystal Hannan]
  3. The Dirty Boogie – The Brian Setzer Orchestra [suggested by Wayne Zinkand]
  4. Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy) – Big & Rich [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  5. Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans – Uffie
  6. Background: Love to Love You Baby – Donna Summer [suggested by Jim Giancarlo]
  7. Dinah-Moe Humm – Frank Zappa [suggested by Jim Malachi, Scott Rogers, Joshua Geesaman, Howie Morningstar]
  8. Sexy – Black-Eyed Peas [suggested by Jim Giancarlo]
  9. Wiggly Fingers – Patty Griffin [suggested by John Seligman]
  10. I Wanna Sex You Up – William Shatner
  11. background: I Wanna Sex You Up – Color Me Badd [suggested by Monika Ramirez, Crystal Hannan]
  12. Banana In Your Fruit Basket – Bo Carter [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  13. Felicia – The Constellations [suggested by Monika Ramirez]
  14. I Smell Sex and Candy – Nirvana
  15. Party in My Pants – Barnes & Barnes [suggested by Renee Mireanu]
  16. background: I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred [suggested by Marianne Wilson]
  17. Love Vs. Porn – Kevin Drew
  18. How Could Little Red Riding Hood? – April Stevens [general song suggested by Derek Keevil]
  19. Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? – The Beatles [suggested by Juliane Morley]
  20. Brown Skin – India Arie [suggested by Leah Schrodt]
  21. background: Sex Machine – James Brown [suggested by Scott Rogers, Mark Mezadourian]
  22. clips: Je T’Aime Moi Non Plus – Pet Shop Boys, Cat Power & Karen Elson (“I Love You, Me Either”), Brigitte Bardot
  23. Je T’Aime Moi Non Plus – Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  24. Sexy Plexi – Jack Johnson
  25. Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  26. The Sex Of It – Kid Creole and The Coconuts [suggested by Wayne Zinkand]
  27. background: Like a Virgin – Glee Cast [general song suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  28. I Never Came – Queens of the Stone Age
  29. Sex Dwarf – Soft Cell [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  30. I Just Wanna Make Love to You – Muddy Waters [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  31. I Touch Myself – Divinyls [suggested by Mark Mezadourian, Crystal Hannan]
  32. background: A Guy What Takes His Time – Christina Aguilera [general song suggested by Derek Keevil]
  33. Never As Good As The First Time – Sade
    (Note: The system accidentally stopped recording the show at this point, so the songs below aren’t on the audio below. You missed the final climax!)
  34. Ticks – Brad Paisley [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  35. My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes – Al Bowlly [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  36. I Want Your Sex – George Michael [suggested by Sabrina Baugh, Molly Ballew, Howie Morningstar, Crystal Hannan]

Originally aired on KSKQ on January 21, 2011. 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.)


Jan 14 2011

Best Songs of 2010 (#2)

(aired 1/14/11)

Part 2 of 2

Last week’s radio show was an enjoyable journey back through the top song picks of the past year. The recording is now posted below. With so many worthy choices, I decided to do a second edition, focusing today on a Part 2 celebration of great songs released last year.

Start keeping tabs on your fave songs this year too! Meanwhile let’s rewind the clock to check out 2010’s top picks:

  1. Giving Up The Gun – Vampire Weekend [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  2. Down Don’t Bother Me – Cyndi Lauper (featuring Charlie Musselwhite)
  3. The Curse – Josh Ritter [artist suggested by Derek Keevil]
  4. clip: We Are Who We Are – Ke$ha
  5. Dancing On My Own – Robyn
  6. Sara – The Good Ones
  7. O.N.E. – Yeasayer
  8. clip: Come Talk To Me – Bon Iver
  9. Flume – Peter Gabriel
  10. Show ID – Busta Emmett Chili Menace
  11. Flash Delirium – MGMT
  12. Triple Double – Girl Talk
  13. I Walked – Sufjan Stevens
  14. Down By the Water – The Decemberists
  15. Shanghai Cigarettes – Caitlin Rose [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  16. Do the Astral Plane – Flying Lotus
  17. clip: Zebra – Beach House
  18. The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  19. Angel Dance – Robert Plant [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  20. Get Some – Lykke Li
  21. Beg Steal Or Borrow – Ray Lamontagne & The Pariah Dogs
  22. We Used To Wait – Arcade Fire

Originally aired on KSKQ on January 14, 2011. 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.)


Jan 7 2011

Best Songs of 2010

(aired 1/7/11)

Part 1 of 2

What were your favorites songs from last year? Now that we’ve lived through the glories of 2010, it’s time to reflect on our top picks from the music released during those 12 months. Today’s playlist is based on a number of sources: Rolling Stone magazine’s top 50 songs, NPR Music’s best new music choices and list of 2010 recommendations, People magazine’s music choices of 2010, JPR‘s Jefferson Monthly, the Spin list of 20 Best Songs of 2010, Pretty Much Amazing’s top year picks, Said the Gramaphone’s Best Songs of 2010, Paste Magazine‘s list of picks, and most importantly, your suggestions.

It was so hard for me to narrow it down to one show’s worth of music that I decided to continue this exploration. Next week’s show will be a Part 2 episode of other top faves from 2010. Feel free to let me know if you have any requests for me to add to the playlist; email maya@kskq.org or visit the Maya’s Mix Facebook page to give your suggestion.

Here’s the first round of top picks from 2010:

  1. clip: Tightrope (ft. Big Boi) – Janelle Monáe
  2. Cold War – Janelle Monae [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  3. She – Black Crowes [suggested by Anna Wild]
  4. Forget You (radio version) – Cee Lo Green
  5. Say Ladeo – Bobby Mcferrin
  6. In the Sun – She & Him [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  7. Black Sheep – Metric [suggested by Monika Ramirez]
  8. A Girl, a Boy, and a Graveyard – Jeremy Messersmith
  9. clip: Ave Maria : Ave Maria – Stile Antico
  10. Soldier Of Love – Sade
  11. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz [suggested by David Rood]
  12. We Hate Money (radio version) – Spose [suggested by Rachel Davis]
  13. clip: Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
  14. Hey, Soul Sister – Train [artist suggested by Wendy Daniel]
  15. Not Afraid (radio version) – Eminem [suggested by Toni Dileo]
  16. clip: Pray For Rain – Massive Attack
  17. Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  18. The Ghost Inside – Broken Bells
  19. Go Do – Jonsi
  20. Good Intentions Paving Company – Joanna Newsom
  21. clip: Runaway – Secret Cello Society
  22. Runaway (radio version) – Kanye West [suggested by Travis Ogden]

Originally aired on KSKQ on January 7, 2011. 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.)