(aired 10/9/09)

planeToday’s show features songs about airplanes, flying, rockets, helicopters and other modes of aerial travel. This is the second installment of the transportation theme, since we covered trains in July. Thanks to everyone for such a great list of song suggestions. This show is in memory of my grandfather, Chester Robert Gates, who had his master’s degree in aeronautical engineering.

There’s a beautiful view of this music from up here in the sky. Come take a listen…

  1. My Flying Saucer – Billy Bragg & Wilco [suggested by Jordan Hay]
  2. Stratford-On-Guy – Liz Phair [suggested by Sarah Kowalski]
  3. When You Come Back Down – Nickel Creek [suggested by Ariel Hays]
  4. Surfing On A Rocket – Air
  5. Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight – Freakwater [suggested by Kevin Schlottmann]
  6. Aeroplane – Björk [suggested by Christi Wruck]
  7. Leaving On A Jet Plane – Peter, Paul & Mary [suggested by Lynn Gates, Hank Renfrow, David Rood]
  8. Steam Powered Aereo Plane – John Hartford [suggested by Alison Young]
  9. Fly Me Away – Goldfrapp
  10. Paper Airplane – Willy Porter
  11. This Flight Tonight – Joni Mitchell [suggested by Toni Dileo]
  12. Helicopters – Barenaked Ladies
  13. Rocket Man – Kate Bush [suggested by Michael Barth, for Elton John version]
  14. Paper Planes – M.I.A.
  15. Daisy Jane – America [suggested by Jessica Mycelia]
  16. Parachute – Sean Lennon
  17. Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix [suggested by Ray Morley]
  18. Airplane – Imogen Heap
  19. Blues From An Airplane – Jefferson Airplane
  20. Wings of a Dove – Bob Marley & the Wailers [suggested by Rachel Davis]
  21. Further to Fly – Paul Simon [suggested by Christi Wruck]
  22. Fly Me to the Moon – Diana Krall [suggested by Lynn Gates, Christi Wruck, David Rood]

Originally aired on KSKQ on October 9, 2009. Select the triangle 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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