May 27 2011


(aired 5/27/11)


The word “line” has many different applications in our language. Borderline, linebacker, dateline, waiting line, thin line, white line, skyline, clothesline, frontline, lifeline, phone line, and so many more. Understandably, there have been a wide range of songs with this word in the title or lyrics, which we got to explore today on Maya’s Mix.

Thank you to everyone for such a plethora of good music suggestions!

  1. Jump in the Line – Harry Belafonte [suggested by Trevor Thomas, Derek Keevil]
  2. I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash [suggested by Alison Young, David Andrews, David Rood, Jessica McFarland Walton]
  3. Lines on my Face – Peter Frampton [suggested by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Rusty Drake]
  4. Rock Island Line – Lead Belly [general song suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  5. In The Waiting Line – Zero 7 [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  6. Walking On A Thin Line – Huey Lewis & The News [suggested by Vanessa Martynse Houk, Derek Keevil]
  7. Borderline – The Chapin Sisters [suggested by Rusty Drake and Anjali Altman, for Madonna version]
  8. Tired Of Toein’ The Line – Rocky Burnette [suggested by Derek Keevil, Wayne Zinkand]
  9. clips:
    – Chantays [suggested by Rusty Drake]
    Fuel Line – Neil Young [suggested by Jerome Thomas]
    Telephone Line – Electric Light Orchestra [suggested by Jerome Thomas]
    County Line – Cass McCombs
    The Jungle Line – Herbie Hancock
    Life Line – Harry Nillson [suggested by Jerome Thomas]
  10. Fall Line – Jack Johnson [suggested by Alison Young, Denah Butts]
  11. Thin Line – Indigo Girls [suggested by Claire Robbins]
  12. Fine Line – Paul McCartney [suggested by Denah Butts, Derek Keevil, David Rood]
  13. clip: One – from the musical “A Chorus Line” [suggested by Stephan Krueger]
  14. Cadillac Assembly Line – Albert King [suggested by Noli Hoye]
  15. Down the Line – Jose Gonzalez
  16. Living on a Thin Line – The Kinks [suggested by Rusty Drake, Derek Keevil]
  17. Trouble on the Line – Loretta Lynn [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  18. clips:
    Draggin’ the Line – Tommy James & The Shondells [suggested by Rusty Drake, Derek Keevil]
    White Lines (Don’t Do It) – Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel & The Furious Five [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
    One Toke Over The Line – Brewer & Shipley [suggested by Rusty Drake, Ray Morley]
  19. White Line Fever – Flying Burrito Brothers [suggested by Toni Dileo]
  20. P.S. I Love You – Billie Holiday [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  21. Love that Breaks All Lines – Trey Anastasio [suggested by Alison Young]
  22. clips:
    Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell [suggested by Stephen Krueger, Jessica McFarland Walton]
    Wichita Skyline – Shawn Colvin
  23. Long Line of Cars – Cake
  24. Thin Line Between Love and Hate – The Persuaders [general song suggested by Jerome Thomas]
  25. Lifelines – Wade McCollum
  26. Right Down the Line – Gerry Rafferty [suggested by Wayne Zinkand]
  27. Any Man of Mine – Shania Twain [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  28. Clothesline Saga – Cowboy Junkies [general song suggested by Jerome Thomas]
  29. End of the Line – Traveling Wilburys [suggested by Claire Robbins, Jerome Thomas]

Originally aired on KSKQ on May 27, 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.)

May 20 2011

Bob Dylan Tribute

(aired 5/20/11)

Bob Dylan

“A song is anything that can walk by itself.” ~Bob Dylan

In four days legendary Bob Dylan will be celebrating his 70th birthday. For the last five decades he has written and performed a range of memorable songs that are now a significant part of cultural heritage. They can indeed walk by themselves. Artists of all genres have created their own versions of Dylan’s songs, and today Maya’s Mix is featuring these covers in tribute.

Thank you to Mark Mezadourian for inspiring this theme, since he was the one who shared the news of Dylan’s big b-day with me!

  1. clip: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
  2. Paths of Victory – Cat Power
  3. Blowin’ In the Wind – Stevie Wonder
  4. I Threw It All Away – Elvis Costello
  5. Highway ’61 Revisited – PJ Harvey
  6. clip: Simple Twist of Fate – Jeff Tweedy
  7. Girl from the North Country – Joni Mitchell and Johnny Cash
  8. Girl from the North Country – Rosanne Cash
  9. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – Them!
  10. The Ballad of Hollis Brown – Nina Simone
  11. clip: Oh Sister – Andrew Bird
  12. Like a Rolling Stone – The Rolling Stones
  13. As I Went Out One Morning – Dirty Projectors
  14. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – Norah Jones
  15. Watching the River Flow – Joe Cocker
  16. clip: Buckets of Rain – Wendy Bucklew
  17. The Man in Me – Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs
  18. I Shall Be Released – Chrissie Hynde
  19. If Not For You – George Harrison
  20. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go – Madeleine Peyroux
  21. clip: Hurricane – Ani Difranco
  22. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Antony & The Johnsons
  23. Mississippi – Dixie Chicks
  24. Mama You’ve Been On My Mind – Jack Johnson
  25. Tangled Up in Blue – Indigo Girls
  26. clip: The Times They Are A Changin’ – Eddie Vedder
  27. Times They Are a Changin’ – Tracy Chapman
  28. Ring Them Bells – Sufjan Stevens
  29. What Was It You Wanted – Willie Nelson
  30. It Ain’t Me, Babe – Johnny Cash & June Carter
  31. clip: Every Grain of Sand – Emmylou Harris
  32. All Along The Watchtower – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Originally aired on KSKQ on May 20, 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.)

May 13 2011

Under the Radar

(aired 5/13/11)

James Blake

There are many musical artists who create awesome work but haven’t been discovered yet on the larger scale. Today’s show features a list of songs I really like that aren’t necessarily well-known. Hopefully it will be a chance for you to find some new favorites. It’s true that a number of these musicians ARE indeed widely recognized — yet only in specific circuits of interest or in other countries (or perhaps I just think that not enough people know about them!).

Note: I misidentified the first song, but you can check out this video to hear the original version of Obsessions by Marina and the Diamonds.

  1. clip: Obsessions (remix) – Marina and the Diamonds [original suggested by Trevor Thomas]
  2. Unluck – James Blake
  3. 1977 – Ana Tijoux
  4. Enjoy the Silence – Scala & Kolacny Brothers
  5. Not Gonna Love – Sherwood
  6. background: Ocean of Mercy – Jaya Lakshmi & Deva Priyo
  7. Ocean of Mercy (Remix) – Jaya Lakshmi
  8. Seems Fine Shuffle – The Concretes
  9. Black Hole Sun – The Section Quartet
  10. Canzone Piccola – Lorenzo Jovanotti
  11. background: Nothing Dear – Buzzard Song Redux
  12. Close Watch – Agnes Obel [artist suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  13. I *heart* Olivia Munn – the1shanti
  14. Beat It – Pomplamoose
  15. Cello Song – The Books and Jose Gonzalez
  16. Powa – Tune-Yards
  17. Million Miles – Mirah
  18. Amazing (Kanye West Cover) – Vancans
  19. Bestia (Julieta Venegas Remix) – Hello Seahorse!
  20. background: I Heard You Say – Vivian Girls
  21. The Look – Metronomy
  22. Alpha Shallows – Laura Marling
  23. How Bizarre – OMC
  24. 9 Piece Luggage Set – Radio Radio
  25. Burbuja – Si*Sé
  26. Drain You (Nirvana cover) – Horse Feathers
  27. The Magic – Joan As Police Woman
  28. bonus track: Ready Set Go – Killer Mike, feat. T.I.

Originally aired on KSKQ on May 13, 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.)

May 6 2011


(aired 5/6/11)

number five

Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo — the fifth day of the fifth month. In celebration, I’m only playing songs with the number 5 in the titles for today’s show. We get to explore the range of related topics, whether they’re prime, fibonacci, odd, or pentasyllabic. There are five rings of the olympic symbol, five fingers, five elements, five senses, and five vowels.

This playlist has a diverse range of artists celebrating the number in their own valuable ways. High five!

  1. Take Five – Portland Cello Project
  2. 5 Years Time – Noah & the Whale
  3. 5 Years РBj̦rk
  4. Number 5 – Sesame Street clip
  5. Five O’Clock World – The Vogues
  6. Five Minutes of Funk – Whodini
  7. Five Years (David Bowie Cover) – Arcade Fire
  8. LeÇon N° 5 – Zap Mama
  9. It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere – Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett
  10. Five Minutes More – Frank Sinatra
  11. #5 – Elmo on Sesame Street
  12. background: Take Five – Tito Puente
  13. High 5 (Rock the Catskills) – Beck
  14. 5 Women – Prince
  15. Hymn #5: O Pai A MÃ¥e – Sonia
  16. Five Years Old – Loudon Wainwright III
  17. Short Circuit clip – Johnny #5
  18. background: Take Five – Dave Brubeck Quartet
  19. Gnossienne No.5 – Erik Satie
  20. 5 More Minutes – Meaghan Smith
  21. Five To One – The Doors
  22. Mambo #5 – Lou Bega
  23. background: Take Five – Voice Trek
  24. Obviously 5 Believers – Bob Dylan
  25. #5 – Sesame Street
  26. Five Colors in Her Hair – McFly
  27. Track 05 – Marimba Mike
  28. Five Minutes to Midnight – Boys Like Girls
  29. clips: Take Five – Acoustic Alchemy, Rico Rodriguez, Ozzie Hall, Kashmere Stage Band, Chris Brubeck, Jona, Chet Atkins, Bunny Lee
  30. Take Five – Carmen McRae & Dave Brubeck

Originally aired on KSKQ on May 6, 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.)