(aired 12/10/10)

Today’s show is the second part of the Life & Death theme. After last week’s exploration of life songs, we’re now looking at the other side, featuring songs with the death concept in the title and/or lyrics (or at least with that general concept). Thanks to you listeners, we have a full lineup of rich songs — all worth hearing.

“If a man in the morning hear the right way, he may die in the evening without regret,” according to Confucius.

  1. clip: That’ll Be the Day – Buddy Holly [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  2. I’m Not Afraid To Die – Gillian Welch [suggested by Zoe Willow]
  3. Spirit In The Sky – Norman Greenbaum [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  4. De La Vie A La Mort (From Life To Death) – Zap Mama
  5. Doing It To Death – James Brown [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  6. I Feel Like I’m Fixing To Die Rag – Country Joe and the Fish [suggested by Gary & Robin Bearman, Mark Mezadourian]
  7. Special Death – Mirah [suggested by Phoebe Seligman]
  8. Wall Of Death – R.E.M.
  9. A Tout Le Monde – Primitivity [suggested by Trevor Thomas, for Megadeth version]
  10. Ballad of Paul and Sheila – Mason Jennings [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  11. Accidntel Deth – Rilo Kiley [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  12. Death On Two Legs – Queen [suggested by Wayne Zinkand]
  13. clip: Death Letter – Cassandra Wilson
  14. clip: Death Letter – The White Stripes [suggested by Phoebe Seligman]
  15. Death Letter – Son House [suggested by Phoebe Seligman and Gregg]
  16. Boots Of Chinese Plastic – The Pretenders [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  17. The Great Gig In The Sky – Pink Floyd [album (“Dark Side of the Moon”) suggested by Ben Hudson]
  18. We’re All Gonna Die – Marc With AC
  19. clip: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Babsztyl [suggested by Mark Mezadourian, for Bob Dylan version]
  20. I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Death Cab For Cutie [suggested by Monika Ramirez]
  21. All The Love – Kate Bush [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  22. Killing Floor – Jimi Hendrix [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  23. clip: Saa Magni (Death Is Terrible) – Oumou Sangare [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  24. Death Is Not The End – Bob Dylan [suggested by Julaine Morley]
  25. Angel – Sarah McLachlan [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  26. Death Or Glory – The Clash [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  27. See You In The Light – Michael Franti And Spearhead [suggested by Joy Hosey]

Originally aired on KSKQ on December 10, 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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