Archive for January 2013

Episode #6: You Call This Cold? This Is NOTHING!

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

It's colder than a witch's broom out there but that makes it the perfect time to deny reality and play something warmer. References to spring and summer and warm places and recreation abound as we play songs by talented musicians much older than we are. It's the closest we've come yet to a "theme" show; much more of this and we'll have to stop denying that we do themes.

Some people might say that we play too many songs from the 1960s but to those people I say, count what's below. If you count more than 50% of this as "sixties" music then your arithmetic is wrong. Or ours is. Also, it doesn't much matter what you think. But we're still interested.

  1. Dolly Parton — Pleasant as May
  2. George Jones and Tammy Wynette — (We’re Not) The Jet Set
  3. Joni Mitchell — Night in the City
  4. The Hold Steady — Your Little Hoodrat Friend
  5. The Mamas and The Papas — Straight Shooter
  6. Bobby Womack — California Dreamin’
  7. Michael Nesmith — You Just May Be the One
  8. Roy Orbison — Blue Angel
  9. Peter Sellers with Steeleye Span — New York Girls
  10. Beastie Boys — Girls
  11. The Jamies — Summertime, Summertime
  12. Nat King Cole — Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer
  13. Johnny Burnette — Dreamin’
  14. Ryan Petersen and 50 Cent — What Up Gangsta
  15. Esquivel — Mucha Muchacha
  16. 1910 Fruitgum Company — 1 2 3 Redlight
  17. Kate and Anna McGarrigle — À la claire fontaine/Ah! Si mon moine voulait danser
  18. Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Swimming Song
  19. Bert Jansch — Angie
  20. Clarence Reid — Winter Man
  21. Arthur Godfrey — I’m a Lonely Little Petunia (In an Onion Patch)

Episode #5: Farewell, Dr. Zicht

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

For our first offering of 2013 we cover old ground and new (so what else is new?). We dip into show tunes, Gilbert and Sullivan, teenage angst, piano stylings, and unknown covers of well-known pop tunes. We switch languages (expect more of that in the future) and we discuss whether anyone really gives a damn anymore whether an artist happens to be Canadian. (I'll bet you can guess the answer.)

Our episode title is obscure enough to require an explanation: our family dentist of many years (more than a quarter century) is retiring and we thought it nice to acknowledge that. He's a big fan of all kinds of music, perhaps even some of what we play here, though we don't know for sure.

  1. The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company — When I Was a Lad (from "H.M.S. Pinafore")
  2. Bea Arthur — The Soup Ladle (from "Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends")
  3. Judy Garland and Johnny Mercer — Friendship (from "Anything Goes")
  4. Beastie Boys feat. Biz Markie — Benny and the Jets
  5. Comedian Harmonists — Heut’ fahr’ ich mit Dir in die Natur
  6. Hayden — Bad as They Seem
  7. Patti Page — Can’t Get Used to Losing You
  8. Fitz and The Tantrums — Santa Stole My Lady
  9. Ginny Arnell — I Wish I Knew What Dress to Wear
  10. The Tonettes — No Tears
  11. Peter Sellers — She Loves You (Cockney Version)
  12. The Beatles — You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)
  13. Peter Mintun — I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan
  14. Outkast feat. Killer Mike and Jay-Z — Flip Flop Rock
  15. Ellen McIlwaine — Can’t Find My Way Home
  16. Magnet and Gemma Hayes — Lay Lady Lay
  17. TV Theme — Hawaiian Eye