Apr 22 2013

Animals (#1)

Part 1: Artist Names

(aired 11/23/12)


Did you know that there a bunch of musical artists and groups that have animals in their names? I was surprised at how many I found. Every song on today’s show qualifies. Part two of this theme (a separate show another week) will feature a playlist that has various animals in the song titles.

  1. clip: barnyard animal sounds
  2. clip: No Way Outro – I Break Horses
  3. Tiger Mountain Peasant Song – Fleet Foxes
  4. Little Red Rooster – Howlin’ Wolf [suggested by Scott Rogers]
  5. Bestia (Julieta Venegas Remix) – Hello Seahorse!
  6. Bedbugs – Squirrel Nut Zippers
  7. clip: We Got To Get Out Of This Place – The Animals [suggested by Toni Dileo]
  8. I’m Crying – The Animals [suggested by Scott Rogers]
  9. Werewolf – Cat Power
  10. Katmandu – Cat Stevens
  11. Camel – Flying Lotus
  12. clip: Bluebird – Buffalo Springfield
  13. For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield [suggested by Bob Canape]
  14. Gun-Shy – Grizzly Bear
  15. Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me (Mississippi John Hurt cover) – Josiah Wolf
  16. Haul Away Joe – Lambchop
  17. clip: Moon with Cartridge – Deerhunter
  18. Miss K. – Deer Tick
  19. The Dogs – Gym, Deer
  20. You, Dog (AKA Kidz Are So Small) – Deerhoof
  21. clip: Bottle Up – The Pussycat Dolls ft. Snoop Dogg
  22. clip: Doggy Dogg World – Snoop Doggy Dogg
  23. What’s My Name – Snoop Dogg
  24. All Your Gold – Bat For Lashes
  25. Panda Bear – Owl City
  26. Ponytail – Panda Bear
  27. clip: Eight Miles High – The Byrds [suggested by Scott Rogers]
  28. In the Yard – Bowerbirds
  29. Gonna Buy Me a Dog – The Monkees
  30. Re-Hash – Gorillaz
  31. Tales of Girls, Boys and Marsupials – The Wombats
  32. Free Spirit – Hank Dogs
  33. Unchained – The Iron Horse
  34. Beg Steal Or Borrow – Ray Lamontagne And The Pariah Dogs
  35. Perfect Gentleman (Wyclef Jean cover) – Blue Turtle Seduction
  36. Howling Red Deer – Woodpigeon
  37. Anonanimal – Andrew Bird

This show originally aired on KSKQ on November 23, 2012. This blog entry was posted April 22, 2013. 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.)

Apr 17 2013

Big Beautiful Women

(aired 3/22/13)

This show is an appreciation of a particular female body type: voluptuous, curvy, big. I was pleasantly surprised to find so many songs through various eras and genres that honor the beauty of the heavy physical form. My hope is women can transcend media’s warped ideals in order to feel comfortable in their own bodies, no matter what size.

As Candye Kane sings, “I like to sing the virtues of a big girl. Because I never did see myself or women like me on the cover of Cosmo or Vanity Fair. I only saw myself on the cover of Plumpers and Big Women and Hefty Mamas. But my message to you is: you’ve got to love your body, love yourself, and love everyone else’s body if you get the chance. It works for me, baby. And while you’re at it, work what you got – whether it’s a little or a lot. Just work what you got. And love what you’ve got, cuz it’s yours.”

  1. clip: Fat Bottomed Girl – Queen
  2. Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) – Mika
  3. Perfect 10 – The Beautiful South
  4. Big Mama – Taj Mahal
  5. Big Boned Gal – k.d. lang
  6. I Want You (She’s So Heavy) – The Beatles
  7. Solid and Strong – Kimya Dawson
  8. You Need a Great Big Woman – Candye Kane
  9. Big Bottom – Spinal Tap
  10. clip: Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC cover) – Vitamin String Quartet
  11. Dr. Feelgood – Piano Red aka Dr. Feelgood and the Interns
  12. Gigantic (Pixies Cover) – Ok Go
  13. Ms. Fat Booty – Mos Def
  14. Big Girls Are Best – U2
  15. clips: Baby Got Back – Richard Cheese, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Glee cast
  16. Baby Got Back (Sir Mix-a-Lot cover) – Jonathan Coulton
  17. I Need a Fat Girl – The Heptones
  18. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others – The Smiths
  19. Fat Slut – Tori Amos
  20. Fat Gal – Merle Travis
  21. RISK podcast #425 story clip: “The Fat Lady Sings” by Mollena Williams
  22. They Call Me Big Mama – Big Mama Thornton
  23. You’re the One for Me, Fatty – Morrissey
  24. 300 Pounds of Joy – Howlin’ Wolf
  25. She’s a Bad Mama Jama – Carl Carlton
  26. clip: Thunder Thighs – Andre Williams
  27. I Like ‘Em Fat Like That – Louis Jordan
  28. BBW (Chunky Girl) – Dan Bryk
  29. There’s Lightning (In These Thunder Thighs) – Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women
  30. Big Fat Mama – Mississippi Fred McDowell on Steakbone Slide Guitar
  31. Donald and Lydia – John Prine [suggested by Ben]
  32. Skin and Bone – The Kinks

This show originally aired on KSKQ on March 22, 2013. This blog entry was posted April 17, 2013. 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.)