Mar 24 2015

Nicole’s Picks

(aired 2/27/15)
Nicole's Family

On this show a creative co-host joined me to share her appreciation for music: Nicole Brady. She chose the full playlist, which took us on a chronological journey of the music that has been important in her life, starting from her childhood. Nicole is dedicating the show to her parents: Edward Allen Butt and Carole Ann DeGrosse. They’ve had a musical influence, having raised her with a rich array of musical experiences and exposure. It was enjoyable to talk with Nicole about the stories and hear the tunes.

  1. background: Stranger in Paradise – Tony Bennet
  2. Yakety Yak – Sha Na Na
  3. Kodachrome – Simon and Garfunkel
  4. Give a Little Bit – Supertramp
  5. Stand Back – Stevie Nicks
  6. background: Collecting Things – Yann Tiersen (Amelie soundtrack instrumental)
  7. I Am Your Robot – Elton John
  8. The Stranger – Billy Joel
  9. Danny’s Song – Kenny Loggins
  10. background: You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
  11. Starting Over – John Lennon
  12. My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
  13. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!
  14. Background:  Shellshock – New Order
  15. I  Ran – A Flock of Seagulls
  16. I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll– Joan Jett
  17. Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
  18. Graceland – Paul Simon
  19. So Amazing – Luther Vandross
  20. Caravan of Love – The Housemartin
  21. Cemetry Gates – The Smiths
  22. background: That’s Amore – Dean Martin
  23. Taking the Long Way Home – Tuck and Patti
  24. Let’s Get it On (Marvin Gaye cover) – Maceo Parker, feat. Corey Parker
  25. Crazy in Love – Beyonce,  feat. Jay-Z
  26. background: Don’t Mess With Karma – Brett Dennen
  27. The Freedom Song – Jason Mraz
  28. So Blessed – Jill Scott
  29. In My Heart– Moby
  30. In the Light of Love – Deva Premal and Miten, feat. Manose on flute

This show originally aired on KSKQ on February 27, 2015. This blog entry was posted March 24, 2015. 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.)


Mar 7 2015

50 Shades of Grey

(aired 2/6/15)
50 Shades of Grey

The Fifty Shades of Grey erotic romance trilogy series by E L James is one of the of the biggest-selling series in publishing history, selling more than 100 million copies worldwide, translated into 52 languages. It seized the media spotlight when its first movie version was released last month. Many specific songs are referenced throughout the chapters, so I decided to feature 50 Shades as a theme for this episode of my show. My playlist consists of songs that were all referenced somewhere in the book trilogy or from the film soundtrack.

I’m not endorsing 50 Shades as a die-hard fan or anything. Take what you like and leave the rest. My focus is on the music, not on the bleh literary quality of the text or the stereotypical sex roles it represents (although I did take the opportunity to briefly talk about some of the hot topics briefly during my show). Note: For an entertaining collection of opinions from sex-positive activists, porn producers, authors, educators and professional polyamorists, visit this web page!

Enjoy this trip into my playroom…

  1. background: Lakmé: Flower Duet – Joan Sutherland
  2. Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
  3. Misfit – Amy Studt
  4. The Lightning Strike (What If This Storm Ends?), Part 1 – Snow Patrol
  5. Spen in Allium – Peter phillips and the Tallis Scholars
  6. Adagio from Concerto No 3 in D Minor – James Rhodes
  7. Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra
  8. The Blowers Daughter – Damian Rice
  9. I’m on Fire (Bruce Springstein cover) – Awolnation
  10. background: La Traviata – Verdi
  11. Earned It – The Weeknd
  12. Beast of Burden – The Rolling Stones
  13. What Is This Thing Called Love? – Ella Fitzgerald
  14. Homelands – Nitin Sawhney
  15. Heartbeats – Jose Gonzalez
  16. Like a Star – Corinne Bailey Rae
  17. I Put a Spell on You – Nina Simone
  18. Principles of Lust – Enigma
  19. background: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
  20. Weather to Fly – Elbow
  21. The Great Gig in the Sky – Pink Floyd
  22. Wicked Game (Chris Isaak cover) – Carolina Wallace
  23. background: The Ugly Duckling – Danny Kaye
  24. I Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
  25. Sweet About Me – Gabriella Cilmi
  26. Touch Me – Rui Da Silva & Cassandra
  27. Crazy in Love – Beyonce
  28. background: Bailero (Chants d’auvergne, 1st Series, No. 2) – Academy of St. Martin In the Fields, Edward Gardner & Kate Royal
  29. Your Love is King – Sade
  30. Chan Chan – Buena Vista Social Club

This show originally aired on KSKQ on February 6, 2015. This blog entry was posted March 7, 2015. 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.)