Dec 21 2013

Maya’s Family


(aired 12/20/13)

In this holiday season, FAMILY is an important focus. Many of us have the opportunity to spend time with relatives and share appreciation for our kinsfolk. This episode of Maya’s Mix features a very personal exploration of my own family. My playlist includes the top fave song picks of my mother, father, sister, cousins, aunts, uncle, grandparents and great-grandmother!

Last Christmas my mother gave me the amazing present of a compilation of their song picks, which she’d secretly gathered from each one of them. I’ve been saving this theme for a special time – and now feels perfect. It’s a wide spectrum of music worth hearing.

  1. clip: Family Affair – Sly & The Family Stone
  2. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – Olivia Newton-John [suggested by cousin Zoey]
  3. Gangnam Style – PSY [suggested by cousin Dalton]
  4. Demons – Imagine Dragons [suggested by cousin Sophie]
  5. 52 Girls – B-52s [suggested by cousin Madison]
  6. clip: Expensive Shit – Fela Kuti [suggested by cousin Alex]
  7. Society – Eddie Vedder [suggested by cousin Alex]
  8. Magic Dance – David Bowie [suggested by cousin’s wife Sarah]
  9. Cosmic Dancer – T.Rex [suggested by sister Phoebe]
  10. Never Going Back Again – Fleetwood Mac [suggested by sister Phoebe]
  11. clip: Adagio for Strings – The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra & Andrew Schenck [suggested by family friend Todd]
  12. The Seed (2.0) – The Roots & Cody Chesnutt [suggested by family friend Todd]
  13. Have A Little Faith – John Hiatt [suggested by uncle Bob]
  14. Cruel to Be Kind – Nick Lowe [suggested by uncle Bob]
  15. Jingle Bells – Barbara Streisand [suggested by aunt Lana]
  16. clip: Take Five – Dave Brubeck [suggested by aunt Lori]
  17. Old Man – Neil Young [suggested by aunt Lori]
  18. Chelsea Morning – Joni Mitchell [suggested by aunt Lisa]
  19. White Bird – It’s a Beautiful Day [suggested by mother Lynn]
  20. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana [suggested by mother Lynn]
  21. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Frank Sinatra [artist suggested by aunt Linda]
  22. Sleepy Sea of Indigo and Blue – Antje Duvekot [suggested by father John]
  23. Dr. Nick – Project Trio [suggested by father John]
  24. Na Volta que a Mundo Dá – Monica Salmaso [suggested by father John]
  25. Ballad of Mad Dogs and Englishmen – Leon Russell [in memory of step-grandmother Patricia]
  26. I Want to Hold Your Hand – The Beatles [in memory of Granddaddy – Bob]
  27. Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf [in memory of Granddaddy – Bob]
  28. Tijuana Taxi – Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass [suggested by Granny – Peggy]
  29. Mrs. Santa Claus – Nat King Cole & Dean Martin [artist suggested by Granny and aunt Linda]
  30. Joy to the World – Nat King Cole & Dean Martin [artist suggested by Granny and aunt Linda]
  31. Amazing Grace (live) – Chanticleer [in memory of great-grandmother Momier]

This show originally aired on KSKQ on December 20, 2013. This blog entry was posted December 21, 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.)