Jun 28 2015


(aired 5/11/12)


When we lost Maurice Sendak, author of the children’s picture book, Where the Wild Things Are, it inspired me to do a show in tribute, choosing songs that all have “wild” in the title. There were tons of great choices. Thank you to everyone who gave me song ideas!

  1. I Just Want to Make Love to You, Born to Be Wild – Etta James and The Roots Band
  2. Wild Horses – Rolling Stones [suggested by David Demo, Bob Fisher, Crystal Hannan]
  3. Wild Wild Young Men – Ruth Brown [suggested by Travis Ogden]
  4. Wild Wild West – Will Smith [suggested by Shiloh O’Connor, Crystal]
  5. clip: Wild Thing – The Troggs
  6. clip: Wild Thing (The Wild Ones cover) – The Muppets [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  7. Wild Thing – The Wild Ones [suggested by Bob Fisher, Mark Mezadourian, Crystal Hannan]
  8. Wild Thing – Tone Loc [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  9. Wild Things Run Fast – Joni Mitchell
  10. clip: Wild Man Blues – Jelly Roll Morton [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  11. I’m Just Wild About Harry – Judy Garland [general song suggested by Lana Gates, Mark Mezadourian, Shiloh O’Connor]
  12. Wild – Poe [suggested by Jenni Dotson]
  13. Wild World – Cat Stevens [suggested by Shiloh O’Connor, Crystal Hannan]
  14. Wild Is The Wind – Cat Power [Nina Simone version suggested by Travis Ogden]
  15. clip: Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed [suggested by Cyrus Emerson]
  16. Wild Child – Lou Reed [suggested by Cyrus Emerson, Mark Mezadourian]
  17. Real Wild Child (Wild One) – Iggy Pop [suggested by Ed Keller, Crystal Hannan]
  18. Wild Child – Enya [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  19. Wildflowers – Tom Petty [suggested by Bob Fisher, Crystal Hannan]
  20. Near Wild Heaven – R.E.M. [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  21. Wild Day – Mia And Jonah
  22. Wild Night – Van Morrison [suggested by Shiloh O’Connor]
  23. background: Wild & Peaceful – Kool & The Gang [suggested by Shiloh O’Connor]
  24. Wild Mountain Honey – Steve Miller Band [suggested by Bob Fisher, Crystal Hannan]
  25. Wild Mountain Nation – Blitzen Trapper [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  26. Wild Mountain Thyme – Dan Zanes and Friends, feat. Dar Williams [suggested by Elizabeth Hamer]
  27. Wild Ox Moan – Taj Mahal
  28. Wild Ox Moan – Big Sugar
  29. Wild Wild Life – Talking Heads [suggested by Travis Ogden]

The show originally aired on KSKQ on May 11, 2012, when this blog entry was written. It is now being posted June 28, 2015.

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Jun 27 2015


(aired 7/19/13)


All songs in this show are instrumentals, relying on the feature of music rather than lyrics. There are a range of styles – orchestra, techno, digital mixing, jazz, rock jams, soundtracks, world music, guitar, meditation, groove and more. It’s a rich journey of sound!

  1. Yasmin the Light – Explosions in the Sky [suggested by Shiloh O’Connor]
  2. FlutterSwarm – Gamelan X  [suggested by John Seligman]
  3. Vinca Rosea (Instrumental) – MF Doom
  4. Glasgow Love Theme – Craig Armstrong [suggested by Laura Derocher]
  5. Last of the Mohicans theme song [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  6. Green Onions – Booker T. and the MG’s [suggested by Joe Fitzsimmons]
  7. While You Doooo – Teebs
  8. Telephone and Rubber Band – The Penguin Café Orchestra [suggested by Joshua Geesaman]
  9. Intro – The Xx [suggested by Trevor Thomas]
  10. YYZ – Rush [suggested by Jupiter Moon]
  11. Riviera Paradise – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble [suggested by Anna Wild]
  12. 12 Canciones para Guitara – Paco de Lucia [suggested by John Seligman]
  13. Tip Toe (part 1) – Vinja [suggested by Ken Brown]
  14. Little Martha – The Allman Brothers Band [suggested by Howie Morningstar]
  15. The Super Mario Brothers theme – The Boston Pops & John Williams [suggested by Trevor Thomas]
  16. clip: video game version of Super Mario Bro
  17. clip: Superman Theme – London Symphony Orchestra [suggested by Laura Derocher]
  18. Doce Coco – Choro Das 3  [suggested by John Seligman]
  19. Night at the Dogs – Jesse Rose
  20. No Jokes – Hot Hot Heat [suggested by Ellen Hufft]
  21. The Swell Season – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova [suggested by Trevor Thomas]
  22. Tequila – The Champs [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  23. Woodpecker from Mars – Faith No More [suggested by Jesse Young-Nix]
  24. Do the Astral Plane – Flying Lotus
  25. Flying – The Beatles [suggested by Joe Fitzsimmons]
  26. clip: Sandbox Sessions – Christen Lien [suggested by John Seligman]
  27. Junk – Paul McCartney [suggested by Charlie Stanton]
  28. Palmistry – Tabla Beat Science
  29. Meditation from Thaïs – Yo-Yo Ma [suggested by Laura Derocher]
  30. Genesis – Arun Shenoy & Matthew Shell [suggested by Cyrus Emerson]
  31. Love What Happened Here – James Blake
  32. Ritual Dance – Kaki King [artist suggested by John Seligman]
  33. Ghostwriter – RJD2

This show originally aired on KSKQ on July 19, 2013. This blog entry was posted June 27, 2015.

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Jun 25 2015


(aired 4/18/14)

The sound of musicians blowing wind instruments blows me away. It makes me want to blow bubbles and blow money. The wind was blowing when I heard a car blow its horn. Blow up, blow smoke, blow a kiss, blow your brains out, blowjob, blow your mind, blow a whistle, blow glass, blown engine, blow your cover, blow your load, blow a punch. 🙂

Here’s the lineup…

  1. clip: Die Antwort Weiss Ganz Allein der Wind (Blowin’ in the Wind in German) – Marlene Dietrich
  2. Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan [suggested by Gary Bearman]
  3. Any Way the Wind Blows – Sara Bareilles
  4. Anyway the Wind Blows – Frank Zappa
  5. Black Wind Blowing – Billy Bragg & Wilcco
  6. clip: Je t’aime… moi non plus (I Dub You remix) – Blown
  7. The Dust Blows Forward ‘n the Dust Blows Back – Captain Beefheart [suggested by Scott Garriott, Gary Bearman and Josh Geesaman]
  8. Blow Away – George Harrison [suggested by Josh Geesaman, Charlie Stanton]
  9. Blow, Gabriel, Blow – ensemble, Anything Goes broadcast cast recording [general song suggested by Bob Canape]
  10. Blow – Ke$ha [suggested by Shirley Donnelly]
  11. clip: Let’s Get Blown – Snoop Dog feat. Pharrell and Keyshia Cole
  12. Blow – Beyonce [suggested by Shirley Donnelly]
  13. From Blown Speakers – The New Pornographers
  14. clip: What About Blowjobs – Reggie Watts
  15. How Naked Are We Gonna Get? – The Blow
  16. I Wanna Be Sedated (The Ramones cover) – Full Blown Cherry
  17. clip: Cold Blows the Wind – Ween [suggested by Sean Hall]
  18. Bananas and Blow – Ween [suggested by Sean Hall]
  19. Blow Your Whistle – Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers
  20. Grow Up and Blow Away – Metric
  21. Air Blower – Jeff Beck [suggested by Stephan Krueger]
  22. clip: Blow Me Down – Harry Nillson [suggested by Gary Bearman]
  23. clip: The Itchy Glowbo Blow – Cocteau Twins [suggested by Gary Bearman]
  24. Blown A Wish – My Bloody Valentine [suggested by Gary Bearman]
  25. Blown Away – Carrie Underwood [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  26. Blown Away – Pixies
  27. clip: Blow the Man Down – Woody Guthrie
  28. Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) – The Delfonics [suggested by Scott Garriott]
  29. Chilly Winds Don’t Blow – Nina Simone
  30. Blow Wind Blow – Tom Waits
  31. clip: Reading Rainbow – Jimmy Fallon as The Doors (from Blow Your Pants Off album)
  32. Balls in Your Mouth – Jimmy Fallon, feat. Eddie Vedder (from Blow Your Pants Off album)
  33. Blow Wind Blow – Muddy Waters
  34. Suck (Nine Inch Nails cover) – Vitamin String Quartet
  35. Your Cover’s Blown – Belle and Sebastian
  36. The Touch Me – The Blow
  37. The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice

This show originally aired on KSKQ on April 18, 2014. This blog entry was posted June 25, 2015.

Audio not yet available…

Jun 24 2015

Shade / Shadows

(aired 5/9/14)

Sometimes you’ll find treasures hiding in the shadows. All the songs I played for this show explore this theme, whether the references are literal or metaphorical. All song names include the words shade, shady, or shadows.

  1. Stay In the Shade – Jose Gonzalez
  2. Deeper Shade of Soul – Urban Dance Squad
  3. Many Shades of Black – Adele & The Raconteurs
  4. A Hazy Shade of Winter – Simon & Garfunkel
  5. background: Forever Night Shade Mary – Latin Playboys
  6. Hazy Shade of Winter – The Bangles
  7. Shadows of Ourselves – Thievery Corporation
  8. A Certain Shade of Green (acoustic) – Incubus
  9. In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree – Louis Armstrong & The Mills Brothers
  10. background: 1865 (96 Degrees in the Shade) – Third World
  11. Past My Shades – B.o.B., feat. Lupe Fiasco
  12. Shadows – Rufus Wainwright
  13. background: A Shade Shady – RuPaul
  14. 16 Shades of Blue – Tori Amos
  15. The Real Slim Shady – Eminem
  16. The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane – Ray Charles
  17. Shady Lane / J vs S – Pavement
  18. background: Bad Girls (remix of M.I.A. song) – Art of Shades
  19. Moonshadow – Cat Stevens
  20. Dark End of the Street – Cat Powers
  21. White Shadows – Coldplay
  22. Shady Grove (live) – Blitzen Trapper
  23. background: Shady Grove – Rod Stewart [suggested by Charlie Stanton]
  24. Shady Grove – The Black Crowes
  25. Shadow Stabbing – Cake
  26. Shadows – Au Revoir Simone
  27. background: A Whiter Shade of Pale – Willie Nelson
  28. Shadows in the Rain – The Police
  29. clip: 99 Shades of Crazy – JJ Grey & Mofro
  30. clip:  Fahler Als Nur Fahl (A Whiter Shade Of Pale in German) – Erdmöbel
  31. clip:  Les Orgues D’ Antan – (A Whiter Shade Of Pale in French) – Nicoletta
  32. clip:  A Whiter Shade of Pale – Gregorian Chant
  33. A Whiter Shade of Pale (live at Union Chapel) – Procol Harum

This show originally aired on KSKQ on May 9, 2014. This blog entry was posted June 24, 2015.
Audio recording not yet available.

Jun 23 2015

Letter G

(aired 2/20/15)
Letter G

Good golly, this letter has a gargantuan number of great songs. You’ve found the right spot for G here.

  1. The Letter G Song – Cookie Monster on Sesame Street
  2. Gun-Shy – Grizzly Bear
  3. Glad – David Byrne
  4. Green Garden – Laura Mvula
  5. Good God’s Urge – Porno For Pyros [suggested by Jeff Altemus]
  6. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car – Billy Ocean [suggested by Chrissy McIntyre]
  7. Get Down on It – Kool & the Gang [suggested by Sabrina Baugh]
  8. Get Up and Jump – Red Hot Chili Peppers [suggested by Ed Keller]
  9. Get A Job – Get A Life
  10. Garden of Your Mind – Mister Rogers Remixed by Symphony of Science
  11. background: Grease – Frankie Valli [suggested by Laura Derocher]
  12. Gone Daddy Gone – Gnarls Barkley
  13. Good Gone Girl – Mika
  14. Girls! Girls! Girls! – Liz Phair
  15. Gimme Gimme Gimme – Dirty Projectors
  16. Golden Light – STRFKR
  17. clips: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun covers by Starfucker, Danish Barbie (Piger Vil Bar’ Ha’ Det Sjovt), Das Untergangskommando
  18. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper cover) – Dumbfoundus [general song suggested by Shirley Donnelly]
  19. Gigantic – Pixies
  20. Guns of Brixton – The Clash
  21. Going to a Go-Go (Miracles cover) – The Rolling Stones [suggested by Bob Canape]
  22. clip: Green Acres sitcom song [suggested by Jeff Altemus]
  23. Georgia on My Mind – Dinah Shore [general song suggested by Laura Derocher]
  24. Galileo – Indigo Girls [suggested by Holly Lorien Adams]
  25. Get Back – The Beatles [suggested by Lonnie Chance]
  26. Great Balls of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis cover) – The Flying Lizards [general song suggested by Jeff Altemus]
  27. background: G-Spot Tornado – Frank Zappa
  28. Gangsters – The Specials [suggested by Matt Dedrick]
  29. Good Golly, Miss Molly (Little Richard cover) – Creedence Clearwater Revival [general song suggested by Jeff Altemus]
  30. Goodbye Gemini – Blood Ceremony
  31. Gonna Let My Soul Catch My Body – Over The Rhine
  32. Ghost Train – Gorillaz (from “G-Sides” album)
  33. Giving Up The Gun – Vampire Weekend
  34. Good Intentions Paving Company – Joanna Newsom

This show originally aired on KSKQ on February 20, 2015. This blog entry was posted June 23, 2015.

Audio not yet available.

Jun 21 2015


(aired 1/30/15)

“A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” ~Gertrude Stein

All of the songs on today’s show have some form of “rose” in the titles. It’s a chance to enjoy the beautiful flower (and the action verb) with your ears.

  1. background: New Rose – Guns n Roses
  2. Hustle Rose – Metric
  3. Pale Sun Rose – Matthew And The Atlas
  4. The Last Living Rose – PJ Harvey
  5. Red Red Rose – The Weepies
  6. background: La Vie en Rose – Iggy Pop
  7. La Vie en Rose – Pomplamoose [general song suggested by Holly Lorien Adams]
  8. Trampled Rose – Tom Waits
  9. Rose of Aberdeen – Simon & Garfunkel
  10. Honeysuckle Rose – Louis Armstrong
  11. background: Honeysuckle Rose – Django Reinhardt
  12. Give My Love to Rose – Johnny Cash
  13. For the Roses – Joni Mitchell
  14. Rose and Vine – Matt Bauer
  15. English Rose – Everything But the Girl
  16. background: Rose Rouge – St. Germain
  17. Rose Tint My World – Richard O’Brien (Rocky Horror Picture Show cast)
  18. For Rose – Parov Stelar, feat. Max the Sax
  19. Rose Hip November – Vashti Bunyan
  20. When the Sun Rose Again – Alice in Chains
  21. background: Rose (A Perfect Circle cover) – Vitamin String Quartet
  22. Rose – A Perfect Circle
  23. The Rose March – Smashing Pumpkins
  24. The Rose and the Thistle – Flobots
  25. Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Poison
  26. background: Rosetta Stoned – Tool
  27. Yellow Rose of Texas – Roy Rogers
  28. It Must Have Been the Roses – The Persuasions
  29. Rose Parade – Sexton Blake
  30. The Rose with the Broken Neck – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi
  31. background: A Dozen Red Roses – Queen
  32. Roseblood – Mazzy Star
  33. Like a Rose – Meatloaf
  34. Ramble On Rose – Grateful Dead

This show originally aired on KSKQ on January 30, 2015. This blog entry was posted June21, 2015.
Audio not yet available.

Jun 20 2015

Supermoon / Spring / Solar Eclipse

(aired 3/20/15)

Supermoon Spring Solar Eclipse

This show celebrated three major phenomenons that happened around the same time this year. Plenty of songs have reference to these cosmic happenings.

  1. background: Trifecta – Groove Shoes Funk Orchestra
  2. Supermoon – Zap Mama
  3. Moonshine Lady – Malcolm & The Moonlight
  4. Moon with Cartridge – Deerhunter
  5. Full Circle – Half Moon Run
  6. Swagger Vets and Double Moon – White Fence
  7. Supermoon Made Me Want to Pee – The Flaming Lips
  8. Supermoon – Victoria Vox
  9. The Killing Moon (Echo and the Bunnymen cover) – Nouvelle Vague
  10. She’s the Moon – Brandon Beebe
  11. Ain’t No Sunshine – Jackson 5
  12. Shooting the Moon – OK Go
  13. background: New Star in the Sky – Air
  14. 100 Suns – Thirty Seconds to Mars
  15. Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
  16. Hail To Whatever You Found In The Sunlight That Surrounds You – Rilo Kiley
  17. Sunshine in Chicago – Sun Kil Moon
  18. background: Eclipse Total del Amor (Spanish cover of Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart) – Roxette
  19. Blot Out the Sun – Sonny and the Sunsets
  20. Invisible Sun – The Police
  21. Sunshowers – M.I.A.
  22. Sky Is Falling – Blackalicious
  23. The Big Sky – Kate Bush
  24. Born on a Day the Sun Didn’t Rise – Black Moth Super Rainbow
  25. Total Eclipse – Iron Maiden
  26. In Bloom – Nirvana
  27. background: Equinox – John Coltrane
  28. Springtime Is the Season – Of Montreal
  29. Spring (comedy clip) – Robin Williams
  30. Equinox – Samantha Crain
  31. Springtime in Alaska – Johnny Cash
  32. Spring Is Here – Chet Baker
  33. background: First Day of Spring – Duke of Norfolk
  34. Springtime – MaMuse
  35. Spring Affair – Donna Summer

This show originally aired on KSKQ on March 20, 2015. This blog entry was posted June 20, 2015.

Audio not yet available.