Archive for June 2014

Episode #77: Stick with Us and We Won’t Hang You Up

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Christmas music is good any time and we have some this week. Also some unusual covers, Diana Ross as disco queen, a few more minutes of funk, and even more minutes of Moondog. Movie music, TV music, indie music (what’s that?), accordion music, plus we continue our collective education in hipness (and won’t stop until we’re all fully hip).

We fill 90 minutes of your time but we don’t fill them lightly. We take our responsibility seriously.

(0:00:00) Liona Boyd — Spanish Carol (Riu riu chiu)
(0:02:35) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:49) The Decemberists — I’m Sticking with You
(0:07:25) Iron and Wine — Low Light Buddy of Mine
(0:11:00) Neil Young — Early Morning Rain
(0:15:25) Jake Bugg — Lightning Bolt
(0:17:49) Your DJs Speak
(0:20:34) Sam Palladio, Chaley Rose, Jonathan Jackson — Hennessee (from Nashville)
(0:24:00) G. Love — 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
(0:28:42) The Monkees — Riu riu chiu
(0:30:15) A Fine Frenzy — Christmas Time Is Here
(0:33:10) Your DJs Speak
(0:36:22) Moondog and The London Saxophonic — New Amsterdam
(0:42:45) Akinyele and Sadat X — Loud Hangover (from Funkmaster Flex’s Mix Tape, Vol. 1)
(0:46:59) Monty Python — What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us? (from Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979))
(0:48:49) Diana Ross — Love Hangover
(0:52:37) Your DJs Speak
(0:57:04) Jo Ann Castle — Tico-Tico
(0:59:04) Amy Rigby — Keep It to Yourself
(1:03:23) Shawn Patterson and Sammy Allen — Everything Is Awesome!! (Unplugged) (from The Lego Movie (2014))
(1:04:45) Theme Park — Thrift Shop
(1:08:44) Your DJs Speak
(1:10:14) Printer Clips (Paul Noonan) feat. Martha Wainwright — Mrs. Winchester
(1:13:04) Damien Rice — Delicate
(1:18:13) Del Close and John Brent — The Hang Up (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:21:30) Barbra Streisand — Alfie (from Alfie (1965))
(1:24:49) Your DJs Speak
(1:29:11) Fred Steiner — Theme to Perry Mason

Episode #76: Get Your Hands Off Our Frog!

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

An especially groovy program this week with at least two groovy songs plus others that are cool, hip, swinging, funny, sad, and reflective. We’ll let you sort it out but we have folk and country and jazz and hip-hop and pop and surf music. We have Sarah Vaughan and Charlie Parker and Doris Day. We have Snoop and we have Liberace and a lot more. We couldn’t get them all in the same room but we smushed them all together the best we could. Start it up.

(0:00:00) The Folksmen — Start Me Up
(0:02:24) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:21) Jan and Dean — I Found a Girl
(0:05:51) The Young Rascals — Groovin’
(0:08:21) The Searchers — Tausend Nadelstiche (Needles and Pins)
(0:10:32) The Mindbenders — Groovy Kind of Love
(0:12:32) Your DJs Speak
(0:17:35) Lennon Stella — I Can’t Sleep Tonight (from Nashville)
(0:20:45) Say Hi — Back Before We Were Brittle
(0:23:49) Blackie and The Rodeo Kings with Sara Watkins — Another Free Woman Gets to Walk Away
(0:27:18) Amos Lee — Some Days Are Diamonds
(0:31:14) Your DJs Speak
(0:35:26) Liberace — Tico-Tico
(0:37:34) Archie Bell and The Drells — Don’t Let Love Get You Down
(0:42:22) The Everly Brothers — You’re the One I Love
(0:44:24) Beck — Morning
(0:49:45) Your DJs Speak
(0:52:35) Bob and Ray — The Gathering Dusk: A Dead Midget
(0:56:32) Snoop Doggy Dogg — Gin and Juice
(1:00:05) Al Hirt — Java
(1:02:02) Nancy Sinatra — Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
(1:04:42) Your DJs Speak
(1:07:33) Doris Day — Crazy Rhythm
(1:09:59) Sarah Vaughan — Lullaby of Birdland
(1:14:30) Del Close and John Brent — The Riff (from How to Speak Hip)
(1:20:47) Charlie Parker — What Is This Thing Called Love?
(1:23:41) Your DJs Speak
(1:28:16) Two Fingers — Theme to Orphan Black

Episode #75: How Rebecca Was Robbed, and Other Stories

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

This week we right a wrong and prove our contrition by playing four versions of the same song. We bid adieu to a sponsor, play some kids’ music, play bands with funny names, and throw in a little jazz and indie and funk and hip-hop through the ages. Rebecca tells us how The Man stole what was rightfully hers, we learn some more hip talk, we salute Flag Day, and we play some Van Dyke Parks-produced steel band music. A little Cole Porter and a little Sondheim,more stereo from Bob and Ray, plus the Post/Carpenter theme to a great forgotten TV show. And still more.

You might like this! We sure did.

(0:00:00) The Duncan Sisters — The Argentines, the Portuguese, and the Greeks
(0:02:43) Your DJs Speak
(0:06:24) Ruth Etting — ‘Deed I Do
(0:09:10) Blossom Dearie — ‘Deed I Do
(0:11:22) Diana Krall — ‘Deed I Do
(0:14:53) Ray Charles — ‘Deed I Do
(0:17:17) Your DJs Speak
(0:19:31) Cole Porter — Anything Goes (from Anything Goes)
(0:22:42) Marlena Shaw — Call It Stormy Monday
(0:25:43) The Three Sounds — Yeh Yeh
(0:29:38) Clem Snide — Joan Jett of Arc
(0:33:32) Your DJs Speak
(0:36:58) The Sweatermen — EMAHTSKCBLVDT
(0:37:28) The Esso Trinidad Steel Band — I Want You Back
(0:39:45) Beastie Boys — 99 Problems (Jay-Z Bboy Mix)
(0:43:45) Nestor Amaral and His Continentals — Tico-Tico
(0:46:38) The Walkmen — We’ve Been Had
(0:50:04) Your DJs Speak
(0:57:33) Bob and Ray — The End
(0:59:44) Laurie Berkner — The Cat Came Back
(1:02:32) Peter, Paul and Mary — Goin’ to the Zoo
(1:05:41) Rose Royce — Car Wash
(1:08:55) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:54) Joni Mitchell — Spoony’s Wonderful Adventure
(1:13:32) Peter, Peter and Mary — Goin’ to the Zoo (Reprise/False Start)
(1:13:54) Anthony Perkins — If You Can Find Me, I’m Here (from Evening Primrose (1966))
(1:17:38) The Blues Magoos — (We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet
(1:19:54) Del Close and John Brent — The Loose Wig
(1:22:38) Run D.M.C. — Peter Piper (from Funkmaster Flex’s The Mix Tape Volume 1)
(1:24:26) Your DJs Speak
(1:29:42) Mike Post and Pete Carpenter — Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (Main Title Theme)

Episode #74: Our First Good Show of the Month

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

The British invade again (we let them walk all over us) and we play some lovely acoustic music by Sharon Shannon, Joan Baez, Kate and Anna, Dead Fingers, Liona Boyd, and others. Hear the only good French version of Tico-Tico that we could find, Bob and Ray stereo experiments, hipness instructions, and a British boy band covering a British boy band. Plus TV music and more.

Don’t think you’re doing us a favor by listening. Hey, mate, we’re doing YOU the favor.

(0:00:00) Leroy Anderson — The Syncopated Clock
(0:02:21) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:12) Herman’s Hermits — Listen People
(0:05:40) Gerry and The Pacemakers — Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey
(0:08:03) Freddie and The Dreamers — I’m Telling You Now
(0:10:10) The Swinging Blue Jeans — Hippy Hippy Shake
(0:11:54) Your DJs Speak
(0:14:04) Sharon Shannon with John Prine and Mary Staunton — Love Love Love
(0:17:24) Joan Baez — Ring Them Bells
(0:20:21) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Dans la silence
(0:23:55) Arcade Fire — Ready to Start
(0:28:10) Your DJs Speak
(0:30:52) The Sweatermen — I Didn’t Have to Wrap Your Gift
(0:31:23) Petra Haden — Single Girl, Married Girl
(0:35:09) Dead Fingers — Ring Around Saturn
(0:38:55) Liona Boyd — Sun Child
(0:41:43) Freelance Whales — Hannah
(0:45:20) Your DJs Speak
(0:49:52) Bob and Ray — Bob and Ray in the Laboratory: Rifles, Surf, Cat Fight
(0:52:12) OutKast — Roses
(0:58:41) Pink Martini with The Von Trapps — Le premier bonheur du jour
(1:01:54) Cousteau — The Last Good Day of the Year
(1:06:55) Your DJs Speak
(1:10:13) Alys Robi — Tico-Tico
(1:13:20) The Temper Trap — Sweet Disposition
(1:17:12) Your DJs Break in for a Few Seconds
(1:17:32) Del Close and John Brent — Vocabulary Building (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:21:45) The 1975 — What Makes You Beautiful
(1:25:21) Your DJs Speak
(1:31:32) Nelson Riddle — The Ballad of Paladin (Theme from Have Gun Will Travel)