Archive for August 2013

Episode #35: See Androids Fighting

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

This week we round out August and enter September with a "cocktail mix" set, acoustic music from the 1960s including a Dylan two-fer (three-fer if you count Wilburys), indie music made during your lifetime, some more West Indies calypso, a Raymond Scott cover, a science fiction double feature, movies and TV, and even more. Just look at what's in store for you.

  1. Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Jones — Bring Out Your Dead (from Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975))
  2. Dean Elliott and His Swinging Big, Big, Band!! — Will You Still Be Mine
  3. Sammy Davis, Jr. — Be-Bop the Beguine
  4. Bobby Hammack Quartet — Powerhouse
  5. Bobby Darin — Guys and Dolls
  6. Jesse Colin Young — Black-Eyed Susan
  7. Joni Mitchell and James Taylor — A Case of You (live at the Royal Albert Hall, October 28, 1970)
  8. Bob Dylan — I'm in the Mood for You
  9. Bob Dylan — I Want You
  10. Wilmouth Houdini and His Royal Calypso Orchestra — Monkey Swing
  11. 3rd Bass — The Gas Face
  12. Richard O'Brien — Science Fiction/Double Feature (from The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975))
  13. Okkervil River — Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe
  14. Skeeter Davis — Let Me Get Close to You
  15. The Cars — My Best Friend's Girl
  16. Captain Beefheart — Ella Guru
  17. Pavement — In the Mouth a Desert
  18. Traveling Wilburys — Handle with Care (extended version)
  19. Lily Allen — Fuck You
  20. Rolfe Kent — Dexter Main Title (from Dexter)

Episode #34: We Fill You with Inertia

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

To demonstrate our breadth we open this week with a tribute to Eydie Gormé and end with a song from Dora the Explorer. In between we have more music from Nashville, some unusual cover tunes, some instantly recognizable vocalists, more French pop, Dolly, Rosie, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, an instrumental or two, and even a bit more than that.

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  1. Eydie Gormé — Cúlpale a la bossa nova
  2. Eydie Gormé — Yes My Darling Daughter
  3. Eydie Gormé — The Coffee Song
  4. Eydie Gormé — I Walk the Line
  5. Eydie Gormé — Luna Lunera
  6. Clare Bowen — Looking for a Place to Shine
  7. Us — Call Me Maybe
  8. Dolly Parton — Jolene
  9. Tom Waits — Young at Heart
  10. Rosemary Clooney with Thurl Ravenscroft — This Ole House
  11. Kinobe — Slip Into Something More Comfortable
  12. Stu Phillips — Tired of Waiting for You
  13. Cobra Verde — Play with Fire
  14. Peter Cook and Dudley Moore — Bedazzled Radio Station Promo Spot
  15. Peter Cook and Dudley Moore — Bedazzled (from Bedazzled (1967))
  16. Christopher Cross — Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do) (from Arthur (1981))
  17. Sylvie Vartan — Baby c'est vous
  18. Nico — The Fairest of the Seasons
  19. Marianne Faithfull — As Tears Go By
  20. James Taylor — Carolina in My Mind (live at the Royal Albert Hall, October 28, 1970)
  21. Dora the Explorer — I'm the Map!

Episode #33: C’mon Grab Your Friends

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

This week we open AND close with TV themes. In between we have more haunting female voices, some great instrumentals, the Bonzos, Dr. Dre (twice!), The Beatles as well as NOT The Beatles, Tiny Tim, a little "world music", one or two actual hits (we mustn't get carried away), and as usual a bit more.

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  1. Pendleton Ward — Adventure Time (Opening Theme)
  2. Pascal Pinon — I Wrote a Song
  3. Priscilla Ahn — Oo La La
  4. Lennon and Maisy Stella — Ring of Fire
  5. William Bell and Carla Thomas — All I Have to Do Is Dream
  6. Amsterdam Guitar Trio — Spring (Concerto No 1 in E major, RV 269): I. Allegro (from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons)
  7. Kirov Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev — Act I, Tableau 1, March (from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker)
  8. Altan (vocal by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh) — Dúlamán
  9. Kiran Ahluwalia — Rabh da Roop (Image of Heaven)
  10. The Bonzo Dog Band — Jollity Farm
  11. The Fray — Mahna Mahna
  12. Zooey Deschanel — It's So Easy
  13. Dr. Dre — The Next Episode (instrumental)
  14. Mike Marshall and Chris Thile — Fisher's Hornpipe
  15. Blackstreet (featuring Dr. Dre) — No Diggity
  16. The Beatles — The Beatles talk about Tiny Tim
  17. Tiny Tim — After You've Had Your Way
  18. The Beatles — Rocky Raccoon
  19. Stephen Bennett — All You Need is Love
  20. Led Zeppelin — All My Love
  21. Bob Wirth and Rik Howard — Silver Spoons (TV Theme)

Episode #32: We’re Packed and We Are Ready

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

This week's program includes movie music and pop tunes from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1980s, plus some vivacious French pop (expect more). We have more from Zooey and from the Stella Sisters, we have Rosie, we have another favorite TV theme, we have the tallest man on earth (really), and we have a short tribute to Kate McGarrigle. And probably even more.

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  1. Rufus Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright, others — À la claire fontaine (live at Place Kate-McGarrigle, Montréal, 2013-08-07)
  2. Kate McGarrigle, Sloan Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, others — Proserpina (live at Town Hall, NYC, May 2011)
  3. The Tallest Man on Earth — King of Spain
  4. Lennon and Maisy Stella — Hard Times Come Again No More (Live at the Grand Ole Opry)
  5. Paul Westerberg — Waiting for Somebody (from Singles (1992))
  6. The Sugarcubes — Motorcrash
  7. Duran Duran — Rio
  8. Lio — Can Can
  9. The Shirelles — I Met Him on a Sunday
  10. Les Baxter, His Orchestra and Chorus — The Poor People of Paris
  11. Rosemary Clooney — Come On-A My House
  12. Sue Thompson — James (Hold the Ladder Steady)
  13. Baby Pac-Man — Snowflakes and Frozen Lakes
  14. Zooey Deschanel and Will Ferrell — Baby, It's Cold Outside (from Elf (2003))
  15. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell — Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
  16. Molly Ringwald — Don't You (Forget About Me)
  17. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark — If You Leave (from Pretty in Pink (1986))
  18. The Moody Blues — Ride My See-Saw
  19. Electric Light Orchestra — Mr. Blue Sky
  20. Dave Grusin — The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (TV Theme)

Episode #31: Got Along Without You Before We Met You

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

This week our longest program ever includes some big radio hits, a little proper calypso, some very modern pop, more from our girl Zooey, and the inarguably enchanting voices of children. We have a mash-up, a lengthy instrumental, more movie music, a favorite TV theme, and a little more, but what more do you need?

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  1. Don Pardo, Peter Boyle, John Belushi — Dueling Brandos
  2. Bread — Too Much Love
  3. Derek and the Dominos — Bell Bottom Blues
  4. George Harrison — Got My Mind Set on You
  5. The Pharcyde — Ya Mama
  6. Lord Kitchener — Kitch - Calypso (Small Comb, Scratch Me Head)
  7. Coconut Records — Summer Day
  8. She and Him — Gonna Get Along Without You Now
  9. M. Ward — Let's Dance
  10. Penguin Cafe Orchestra — Penguin Cafe Single
  11. The Beach Boys — Caroline No
  12. Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella — Ho Hey
  13. Norah Jones — Happy Pills
  14. Mighty Mike — Imagine a Jump (John Lennon vs. Van Halen)
  15. Bobby Womack — You're Welcome, Stop on By
  16. Pentangle — Rain and Snow
  17. Aileen Quinn, Toni Ann Gisondi, Chorus — It's the Hard-Knock Life (from Annie (1982))
  18. W. G. "Snuffy" Walden — My So-Called Life (Theme)