Nov 18 2011

Money #2

Co-Hosted by Trevor Thomas
(aired 11/18/11)

money #2

Trevor Thomas accompanied me for this show, as we rallied together for station support during a KSKQ fund drive. It was an opportunity to re-feature the songs I played on August 13, 2010 for a Maya’s Mix show that featured the theme of money. Even though November’s station fundraiser is officially over, you’re still welcome to contribute to the community radio station anytime by visiting the website:

  1. For the Love of Money — The O’Jays
  2. Money, Money, Money — ABBA
  3. M-O-N-E-Y — Lyle Lovett
  4. Money — Jesca Hoop
  5. Bet Against the American Dream — John Treacy Eagan and Christian Borle (for This American Life)
  6. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? — The Thompson Twins
  7. Money (That’s What I Want) — The Beatles
  8. Love at the Five and Dime — Nanci Griffith
  9. Money (That’s What I Want) – The Flying Lizards
  10. Cash Machine – Hard-Fi
  11. Money — Pink Floyd
  12. If You’ve Got The Money I’ve Got the Time — Willie Nelson
  13. Pennies From Heaven (Count De Money Remix) — Billie Holiday
  14. Money Song — Monty Python
  15. Money Song — Avenue Q
  16. Money Changes Everything (Ft. Adam Lazzara) — Cyndi Lauper
  17. If I Had A Million Dollars — Barenaked Ladies
  18. Gold Digger – Kanye West
  19. The Moneymaker — Rilo Kiley
  20. Ain’t You Wealthy, Ain’t You Wise? — Bonnie “Prince” Billy
  21. Money Honey — The Drifters
  22. Money Honey — Lady Gaga
  23. You Never Give Me Your Money — Sarah Vaughan

Originally aired on KSKQ on November 18, 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.)

Nov 11 2011

Turn Up the Volume… to 11!

(aired 11/11/11)


Because this show was broadcast on November 11, 2011, I decided to turn the volume way up — to 11!

There is a humorous scene from the 1984 movie, This Is Spinal Tap, which stretches common perceptions of stereo settings, introducing the notion of an additional notch in the volume control. Inspired by this idea, today’s songs have a loosely unifying theme. Some have volume-related words/phrases in the titles (loud, pump up, wound up, heights, bang, etc.); others have words related to the date; and others are just worth cranking up the volume to hear!

  1. clip: Let’s Get Loud – Jennifer Lopez
  2. clip from This Is Spinal Tap (the movie)
  3. Ramalama (Bang Bang) – Roisin Murphy
  4. Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud) – James Brown
  5. Seven Comes Eleven – On the Corner with Fuzz
  6. Stand – Liquid Jesus
  7. Movin’ On Up – The Jeffersons
  8. November – Azure Ray
  9. Bitterblue – Cat Stevens
  10. Pump Up The Jam (Technotronic cover) – The Lost Fingers
  11. Let’s Live It Up – The Brian Setzer Orchestra
  12. Me and the Devil Blues – Cowboy Junkies
  13. Bring the Noise – Public Enemy & Anthrax [suggested by Ben Carder]
  14. Samba de Janeiro – Brazilian Girls
  15. Wound Up – Office
  16. Buck’s Step-Up – Buckwheat Zydeco
  17. Such Great Heights – Postal Service
  18. One Is the Loneliest Number – Three Dog Night [suggested by Ben Carder]
  19. One (U2 cover) – Johnny Cash [suggested by Ben Carder]
  20. Roadrunner – Modern Lovers
  21. New Step It Up And Go – Rose & The Maddox Brothers
  22. Revolution – The Beatles
  23. Overpowered (Radio Edit) – Roisin Murphy
  24. Wave Of Mutilation – Pixies
  25. Clint Eastwood – Gorillaz
  26. Big Fish – Jesca Hoop
  27. Senses Working Overtime – XTC

Originally aired on KSKQ on November 11, 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.)

Nov 4 2011

David Byrne’s Picks

(aired 11/4/11)


David Byrne has always been an inspiration to me, since my early kid days when I was bopping out to Talking Heads tunes. Over the years this talented musician has been involved in a range of creative projects. Since 2005 he has offered a recorded radio feed of diverse music on his website,, with a new focused theme each month. In listening, I’ve gotten exposed to a wide range of different styles and artists I wouldn’t have necessarily appreciated otherwise.

This Maya’s Mix show highlights songs from David Byrne’s playlists over the last 7 years. Click here to visit his archive pages for the full playlists and more information.

  1. clip: Loco de Amor – David Byrne
  2. Vibrate – Rufus Wainwright (April 2005)
  3. Do Not as I Do – Hanne Hukkelberg (Feb. 2006: Eclectic Pop: Hooks + Melody)
  4. Sock It 2 Me – Missy Elliott (Oct. 2005: Missy Elliott)
  5. Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key – Billy Bragg & Wilco (May 2005)
  6. clip: Criss Cross – Thelonious Monk (May 2005)
  7. Interview clip with David Byrne – reflections on today’s music
  8. Who Knows Who Cares – Local Natives (July 2010: Summer Antipodes)
  9. Guess Things Happen That Way – Johnny Cash (Dec. 2005: Rednecks, Racists and Reactionaries: Country Classics)
  10. Um “Oh!” e Um “Ah!” – Tom Zé (April 2007: Vox Humans)
  11. Hatha Ana – Adam (June 2008: Arabia)
  12. High Low Middle – My Brightest Diamond (Nov. 2011: Halloween Mishmash)
  13. clip: Gardermoen – Julia Kent (Aug. 2010: Space Is the Place)
  14. Interview clip with David Byrne about the global music network
  15. Currito Ta Ta Ta – Kiko Veneno (June 2010: Flamenco)
  16. Ode to Divorce – Regina Spektor (May 2005)
  17. Iko, Iko – The Dixie Cups (Dec. 2010: Rock and Roll)
  18. Electric Feel – MGMT (Dec. 2008: Arty Party)
  19. Group Transport Hall – Women (Nov. 2008: Who’s Out there?)
  20. clip: Ahdim Olsun – Sezen Aksu (April 2008: Turkish Pop)
  21. Sex Karma – Of Montreal (Feb. 2011: From the Edges)
  22. Fireflies – Owl City (Dec. 2009: Full Disclosure)
  23. My Rock – Swan Silvertones (March 2009: The Ides of March — Old School Gospel)
  24. Weed Jam – Deradoorian (June 2010: Watching Music)
  25. clip: Alone in a Hotel – Mugison (July 2007: Iceland – Beyond Bjork)
  26. Interview clip with David Byrne from 1996: what is Latin Rock?
  27. La Negra – La Santa Cecilia (March 2011: Latin Rock III)
  28. A Cold Freezin Night – The Books (Sept. 2010: Back to School)
  29. Snow Angel – Ron Sexsmith  (Nov. 2008: Who’s Out there?)
  30. Love Is a Stranger (Eurythmics cover) – Martha Wainwright (Sept. 2008: Eccentric Pop)
  31. clip: Ellen’s Theme – Shark Quest (July 2009: Merged)
  32. Rain Dance ft. M.I.A. – The Very Best (June 2011: Now and Then Folks Want to Hear Some African Grooves)
  33. show ID by Eric Navickas
  34. Yes, So On and So On – Thao with The Get Down Stay Down (Sept. 2008: Eccentric Pop)
  35. Second Song – TV on the Radio (Oct. 2011: Summer Harvest)
  36. One Note Samba – Herbie Mann & Gilberto Joao & Antonio Carlos Jobim (Oct. 2008: The Anniversary of the Bossa Nova)
  37. Don’t Play No Andrews Sisters – Baby Gramps (March 2010: Eccentrics)
  38. Sarah – Bat for Lashes (July 2008: Avant-Pop)
  39. Toe Jam – The BPA ft. David Byrne (May 2009: Collaborations)

Originally aired on KSKQ on November 4, 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.)