Oct 28 2011

Numbers, Take 2

(aired 10/28/11)

numbers

I originally featured the topic of songs with numbers in the titles back in July 2009. Even though the order was in sequential order, from smallest (one) to largest (nine million), there were were still plenty of gaps. For today’s show, there are no missing numbers as we progress from one all the way to 33. Quite a feat! It’s all thanks to Derek Keevil, a mastermind listener who provided the majority of this playlist.

Note: Even though my live show made it all the way to 33, the recording of the show (which you can hear below) ended after #30. So I’ve included individual links to the last three songs to hear online.

initial clip: Pinball Number Count – The Pointer Sisters

  1. Number One – The Rutles – album: The Rutles
  2. Two’s a Crowd – Shemekia Copeland – album: Talking to Strangers
  3. Number Three – They Might Be Giants – album: They Might Be Giants
  4. Four Dreams – Jesca Hoop – album: Hunting My Dress
  5. clip: Take Five – The Dave Brubeck Quartet – album: Time Out
  6. Six Feet Of Papa – Annette Hanshaw – album: The Twenties Sweetheart
  7. Seven Dials – The Corner Laughers – album: Tomb Of Leopards
  8. Eight Days A Week – The Beatles – album: Beatles For Sale
  9. Cloud Nine – The Temptations – album: The Temptations Anthology
  10. Ten Paces – Rockwell Church – album: Inches From The Ground
  11. Eleven – Thao & Mirah – album: Kill Rock Stars 20 Year Anniversary Sampler
  12. 12 Beer My Dear – The Shuffle Demons – album: Bop Rap
  13. Thirteen – Big Star – album: Music From Gilmore Girls
  14. Fourteen Days – Anam – album: Riptide
  15. 15 – Rilo Kiley – album: Under The Blacklight
  16. Only Sixteen – Sam Cooke – album: Sam Cooke Greatest Hits
  17. 17 – Rick James – album: Rick James – Anthology
  18. Eighteen Days – Box Set – album: Thread
  19. Nineteen – Tegan and Sara – album: The Con
  20. 20 Cases Suggestive of… – The Apples In Stereo – album: The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moone
  21. Under 21 – Save Ferris – album: It Means Everything
  22. 22 – Lily Allen – album: It’s Not Me, It’s You
  23. Strawberry Letter 23 – The Brothers Johnson – album: Body & Soul: Funky Love
  24. Twenty-Four Hours a Day – Billie Holiday/Teddy Wilson
  25. Twenty-Five Days – Ronnie Earl – album: Now This Is What We Call Blues
  26. Comrade’s Twenty Sixth – Beulah – album: When Your Heartstrings Break
  27. Twenty Seven Strangers – Villagers – album: Becoming A Jackal
  28. 28 – Erin McKeown – album: Daytrotter Sessions
  29. 29 Ways – Marc Cohn – album: Marc Cohn
  30. Thirty Days – Chuck Berry
  31. 31 Today – Aimee Mann
  32. 32 Footsteps – They Might Be Giants [right-click link to download the MP3]
  33. Thirty-Three – Smashing Pumpkins

Originally aired on KSKQ on October 28, 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.)


Oct 21 2011

The _____

(aired 10/21/11)

THE

All songs for this episode share a similarity: each title is two words, the first of which is “The.” These singular nouns cover a wide range of topics, some loosely grouped into particular categories (as I identify during the show). Thanks for the song suggestions. Now you can truly enjoy The Music!

  1. clip: The Beginning – Seal
  2. The View – Modest Mouse
  3. The Message – M.I.A.
  4. The News – Jack Johnson [suggested by Alison Young]
  5. The Weight (live) – Bob Dylan & The Band  [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  6. The Kingdom – Jesca Hoop
  7. clip: The Mooche – Duke Ellington [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  8. The Nest – Jose Gonzalez
  9. The Con – Tegan and Sara
  10. The Chain – Fleetwood Mac [suggested by Jim Reeder]
  11. The Grid – Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon [suggested by Alison Young]
  12. The Wait – The Pretenders [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  13. The Wind – Dave Rood  [suggested by David Rood]
  14. clip: The Hustle – Van McCoy [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  15. The Wanderer – Johnny Cash & U2 [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  16. The Whisperers – The The [suggested by Ed Keller]
  17. The Moon – Cat Power
  18. The Reflex (Duran Duran cover) – Kylie Minogue & Ben Lee [general song suggested by Anjali Altman]
  19. clip: The Gambler – Kenny Rogers [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  20. The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel – album: Bridge Over Troubled Water [suggested by Laura Philips-Mao, Crystal Hannan, Scott Rogers]
  21. The Artist – Sara Bareilles – album: Promo
  22. The Prince – Madness [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  23. The Priest – Joni Mitchell
  24. clip: The Power – Snap!
  25. clip: The Sign – Ace of Base [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  26. The First – Valley Maker
  27. The Supine – Andrew Bird
  28. The Distance – Cake [suggested by Mark Mezadourian, Alison Young]
  29. The Adventure – Angels & Airwaves [suggested by Stephan Krueger]
  30. clip: The Rain – Si*Sé
  31. The Forecast – Jason Mraz
  32. The Fog – Kate Bush [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  33. The Wind – Cat Stevens [suggested by Alison Young]
  34. The Sun – Mirah
  35. clip: The Twist – Metric [Chubby Checker song suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  36. The Rover – Led Zeppelin [suggested by Alison Young]
  37. The Word – The Beatles – album: Rubber Soul [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  38. The End – The Doors [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]

Originally aired on KSKQ on October 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.)


Oct 14 2011

Letter S

(aired 10/14/11)

letter s

The music on this show was simply sublime, stunning and supreme. You might be surprised at some of the spectacular selections. I give my sincere salutations to your song suggestions that you all gave me. And by the way, all the songs start with the letter S…

  1. A Sentimental Journey – Doris Day [suggested by Stephan Kruegar]
  2. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – Arcade Fire [suggested by Sarah Kowalski]
  3. Grover Says the Letter S – Sesame Street
  4. Sugar – Stevie Wonder [suggested by Scott Rogers]
  5. Susie Q – The Rolling Stones [general song suggested by SueZ Jaffe]
  6. clip: Susie Q – Creedence Clearwater [general song suggested by SueZ Jaffe]
  7. Ship Out on the Sea – The Be Good Tanyas [suggested by Jessica Mongolo]
  8. Short Skirt Long Jacket – Cake  [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  9. Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident) – John Michael Montgomery [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  10. Sambadrome – Funk ’n Lata
  11. The Letter S – Sammy the Snake on Sesame Street
  12. clip: Sunshine on My Shoulders – John Denver [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  13. Sweet Lorraine – Patty Griffin [suggested by John Seligman]
  14. Strawberries – Buzzard Song Redux
  15. Separation From Your Body – The Janks [suggested by Charlie Stanton]
  16. Supermassive Black Hole – Muse [suggested by Lynn Gates]
  17. Swerve… The Reeping Of All That Is Worthwhile – Shabazz Palaces
  18. Short Stacks – Ditty Bops
  19. Salome – U2 [suggested by Howie Morningstar]
  20. Sweetest Things – Ron Hankison  [written & suggested by David Rood]
  21. S is for Snooki – Cookie Monster
  22. clip: Something – The Beatles – album: 1 [suggested by David Rood]
  23. Spiral – William Orbit
  24. Sunshine Superman – Donovan [suggested by Lynn Gates]
  25. Signposts – Sam Phillips [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  26. The Story of Mr. S – The Letter People
  27. Shut Up and Kiss Me – Mary Chapin Carpenter [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  28. A Soft Seduction – David Byrne
  29. Skating Away – Jethro Tull [suggested by Kim]
  30. Sdm – Pamela Means
  31. S Is for Evrysing – The Books
  32. Spiral – Jamie Woon
  33. Letter S – Sesame Street
  34. Something Came Over Me – Wild Flag [suggested by Sarah Kowalski]
  35. Straight Up – The Lost Fingers

Originally aired on KSKQ on October 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.)


Oct 7 2011

Themeless #7

(aired 10/7/11)

City and Colour

For this show, I got to share a random mix of songs I personally like. Let me know what you think!

  1. Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes – album: Helplessness Blues
  2. Cruel – St. Vincent – album: Strange Mercy
  3. Weregild – Grimes – album: Halfaxa
  4. Summertime medley – Billy Stewart, Billy Holiday (remixed by Organica), Willie Nelson, Angelique Kidjo, Louis Armstrong & Etta, James, Big Brother & The Holding Co. with Janis Joplin – mixed by Maya Seligman
  5. Always (Radio Mix) – Junip – album: Always
  6. Husk My Corn – Kieran B Devine – album: Chasing The Gray
  7. Our Way to Fall – Yo La Tengo – album: And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
  8. Wicked Game (Chris Isaak cover) – Sonos – album: The Sing-Off: Season 3, Episode 2
  9. I Wanna Bite Ya – Planningtorock – album: Have It All
  10. Kissing Tree – Barnaby Bright – album: Wake the Hero
  11. Lay It On Me – Kelly Rowland ft. Big Sean – performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 9/26/11
  12. Last Night At the Jetty – Panda Bear – album: Tomboy
  13. Murder Room – Pepper Rabbit – album: Red Velvet Snow Ball
  14. This Flight Tonight – Joni Mitchell – album: Blue
  15. Vessel – Zola Jesus – album: Vessel
  16. Towers – Bon Iver – album: Bon Iver, Bon Iver
  17. You Do Something To Me – Sinéad O’Connor – album: Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter
  18. One-Month Marathon – Eleanor Friedberger – album: Last Summer
  19. Somewhere to Land – The Sim Redmond Band – album: Life is Water
  20. Before the Money Came (Battle of Bettye LaVette) – Bettye LaVette – album: The Scene of the Crime
  21. Little Hell – City and Colour – album: Little Hell
  22. Rhino Stomp    Starlight Mints – album: Drowaton
  23. Lovers Speak (live) – Joan Armatrading
  24. Your Head Is On Fire – Broken Bells – album: Broken Bells
  25. Change Is Gonna Come – Bettye LaVette – album: Change Is Gonna Come Sessions

Originally aired on KSKQ on October 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.)