The Letter M

(aired 2/25/11)

the letter M

Mangoes, melodies, mittens, magnolia, moustaches, making merriment. Mamma mia, this letter is magnetic! Today’s show topic was chosen rather last-minute, so I didn’t get the pleasure of collecting your song suggestions. Perhaps I should do a part 2 sometime in the future?

After I chose this theme for the letter “M,” I realized by total chance, it was almost exactly one year ago that I did a similar show — for the letter “F” — broadcast February 19, 2010. What a fabulously funny coincidence! Or maybe I should say that it’s a magical miracle.

There was an unexpected power outage in the studio halfway through the show, making the whole computer/broadcasting system go down for a few minutes. Luckily we were able to go back on the air, and the system still saved my recording of the segment. So I just spliced together the two pieces into one (below).

May you make marvelous merriment out of today’s music…

  1. clip: Ma Ya – Habib Koité & Bamada
  2. Maggie And Milly And Molly And May – Natalie Merchant
  3. Mean Mr. Mustard – The Beatles
  4. Melvin the Moving Man
  5. Make It Mine – Jason Mraz
  6. Medicine Man – Bobby McFerrin
  7. The Letter M
  8. Morning Morgantown – Joni Mitchell
  9. Mighty Mouse – Sixteen Feet
  10. How to write the letter M
  11. My Moon My Man – Feist
  12. Metaphysical – Miho Hatori
  13. background clip: Makeda – Les Nubians
  14. Make Believe Mambo – David Byrne
  15. Letter M – Cookie Monster
  16. The Mall & Misery – Broken Bells
  17. Meanest Man In Town – Rose & The Maddox Brothers
  18. Marathon – Tennis
  19. The Letter M – on Sesame Street
  20. clip: Move Move Move – Pele Juju
  21. More and More of Your Amour (Ft. Bitter:sweet) – Nat King Cole
  22. Meet Mr. M
  23. Me and The Major – Belle & Sebastian
  24. A Matter Of Minutes – Shawn Colvin
  25. background: Miopia – Lali Puna
  26. Mediate – INXS
  27. Midnight Moonlight – The Be Good Tanyas
  28. Middle Man – Jack Johnson
  29. Me – Paula Cole
  30. The Sublime Miss M

Originally aired on KSKQ on February 26, 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.)

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