(aired 4/16/10)

Today I had the exciting opportunity to stretch my comfort boundaries. For each show in the past, I’ve normally invested a considerable amount of time and energy listening to suggestions and setting up the playlists, carefully choosing the specific songs and sequences. It’s all a total pleasure, but it has revealed that I’m a bit of a control freak. So I put myself to the test for this week’s show.

It took some emotional preparation to let myself be fully unprepared! As soon as the show started, I put my iPod on shuffle and took a deep breath. You know what happened? Out of the 4,474 available songs, a great playlist of 17 unique songs unfolded before our very ears. I didn’t even hit skip! It helped me learn to just go with the flow…

  1. Sweet Pea – Amos Lee
  2. Om Namo Bhagvate – Deva Premal
  3. Flowers in the Window – Travis
  4. Herbs, Good Hygiene & Socks – Lovage
  5. Nugget – Cake (short clip)
  6. Free – Alana Davis
  7. Loose Ends – Imogen Heap
  8. Cracked Rear View – Hootie & the Blowfish
  9. Come Rain or Come Shine – Don Henley
  10. Alcohol – Barenaked Ladies
  11. Violet (featuring Thao) – Portland Cello Project
  12. All Dressed Up – Damien Rice
  13. Perfect – Smashing Pumpkins
  14. Chickamauga – Uncle Tupelo
  15. My Heart, My Life – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  16. Life During Wartime – Talking Heads
  17. Handle with Care – Jenny Lewis

Originally aired on KSKQ on April 16, 2010. 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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