Archive for February 2016

Episode #164: Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, the Movie-Music Program!

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Once a year we stressfully craft a program of music that appeared in movies, somewhere, sometime. Perhaps. Usually. We exaggerate to clarify. But it’s all stuff we like and we’re gambling that you’ll like it too. You don’t even need to look at the playlist. Just listen. Your time is ours to fill. Signed, your pals, R and R.

(0:00:00) MGM Studio Orchestra — Overture from That’s Entertainment (1974)
(0:03:13) Your DJs Talk
(0:07:45) Nicholas Hopper with The Chamber Orchestra of London and RSVP Voices — In Noctem (from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009))
(0:09:44) Yann Tiersen — Les jours tristes (from Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (2001))
(0:12:45) -M- (Mathieu Chedid) and Patrice Renson — Emile et Raoul (from Un Monstre à Paris (2011))
(0:14:44) Uma Thurman — A Few Words from the Bride (from Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004))
(0:15:27) Ennio Morricone — A Silhouette of Doom (from Navajo Joe (1966) and also from Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004))
(0:18:21) Your DJs Complain
(0:23:27) Gene Wilder — Pure Imagination (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971))
(0:27:48) Barbra Streisand — Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born (1976))
(0:30:53) Peter Sellers — “The Fox Will Not Fail” (from After the Fox (1966))
(0:31:05) Burt Bacharach — Gold, Gold, Who’s Got the Gold? (from After the Fox (1966))
(0:33:18) Dolly Parton — 9 to 5 (from 9 to 5 (1980))
(0:36:18) Your DJs Talk Some More
(0:41:52) Gary Lucas — The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (originally from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962))
(0:44:00) The Band with Bob Dylan — I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) (from The Last Waltz (1978))
(0:47:57) Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Buddy Ebsen, Bert Lahr — We’re Off to See the Wizard (quartet, scene 2027, takes 1-7) (from The Wizard of Oz (1939))
(0:51:09) Dr. Dre — Keep Their Heads Ringin’ (from Friday (1995))
(0:55:14) Your DJs Converse
(1:01:15) Marni Nixon, Yvonne Othon, Suzie Kaye, Joanne Miya, Natalie Wood — I Feel Pretty (from West Side Story (1961))
(1:04:50) Los Lobos — La Bamba (from La Bamba (1987))
(1:07:38) The Folksmen, Mitch and Mickey, The New Main Street Singers — A Mighty Wind (from A Mighty Wind (2003))
(1:09:52) Scotty — Draw Your Brakes (from The Harder They Come (1972))
(1:12:48) Your DJs Continue
(1:17:17) Bill Frisell with Petra Haden — The Shadow of Your Smile (Love Theme from The Sandpiper) (originally from The Sandpiper (1965))
(1:22:26) Billy Idol — Cradle of Love (from The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990))
(1:27:25) Maurice Chevalier — You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me (from The Big Pond (1930))
(1:30:00) Jonny Greenwood — There Will Be Blood (from There Will Be Blood (2007))
(1:32:05) Your DJs Send You Away
(1:38:29) Common and John Legend — Glory (from Selma (2014))

Episode #163: Now Back to Our Radio Studios

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

In between “theme” shows we slip in another humdrum garden-variety program filled with things that we’ve never played before, so what else is new with you? We have Bob and Ray, old music from Curtis Mayfield, Patti Page, The Turtles, Sonny and Cher, Del Shannon, Petula Clark, and others, and new music from, well, hardly anyone. Not very new, anyway. Maybe that Courtney thing is new. But it’s all pretty good, nothing older than 60 years. Unlike some of us. Please listen and make us happy again.

(0:00:00) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou interviews a cartographer
(0:03:42) Your DJs Begin
(0:06:26) Chris Isaak — Solitary Man
(0:09:03) Wilco — Wishful Thinking
(0:13:39) Courtney Barnett — Three Packs a Day
(0:16:28) Curtis Mayfield — Miss Black America
(0:19:25) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:49) Patti Page — Married I Can Always Get
(0:26:34) Del Shannon — Everybody Loves a Clown
(0:29:15) Duke Erroll and The Lords — Mama Look’a Boo Boo
(0:32:02) Clipse feat. Pharrell — Grindin’
(0:36:27) Your DJs Speak
(0:39:32) Grin — Everybody’s Missing the Sun
(0:42:15) The Handsome Family — Last Night I Went Out Walking
(0:46:39) Moose (Paul Christie) and Zee — Everywhere I Go (from Noggin)
(0:48:05) Art Garfunkel — All I Know
(0:51:47) Bruce Springsteen — Highway Patrolman
(0:57:24) Your DJs Speak
(1:00:08) Rowlf the Dog (Jim Henson) — Halfway Down the Stairs
(1:03:00) They Might Be Giants — Bed Bed Bed
(1:06:35) Donna Lynn — My Boyfriend Got a Beatle Haircut
(1:08:50) Rihanna — Diamonds
(1:12:34) Petula Clark — Tango de l’esquimau
(1:14:55) The Turtles — Elenore
(1:17:25) Sonny and Cher — Little Man
(1:20:44) Nicki Minaj — Anaconda
(1:25:05) Your DJs Conclude
(1:31:36) Michael Cruz (composer) — Theme to Kids Incorporated (Season 1)

Episode #162: In Which We Wipe That Silly Grin Off Your Face

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Happy, are you? Feeling fine, is that right? We can fix that with our fourth (!) annual “sad songs” program featuring music that we think is maybe a little bit morose or terribly sad or something in between. Sad Irish music, sad jazz, sad folk and hip-hop and soul and pop and more: genre-hopping and genre-agnostic downers chosen from lists we make by ourselves (sometimes with a little help). But we’re ready at the end with an upper to send you off with a big stupid smile. It’s what we do. That’s why you listen. So go ahead, listen.

(0:00:00) Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Lily Lanken, Lucy Wainwright Roche — Sweet Thames, Flow Softly
(0:05:07) Your DJs Commiserate
(0:10:53) Blake Babies — What Did I Do?
(0:15:36) Taylor Swift — White Horse
(0:19:30) Altan — Green Grow the Rushes
(0:23:25) Florence + The Machine — Long and Lost
(0:26:40) Your DJs Brood
(0:32:21) Fotheringay — Wild Mountain Thyme
(0:36:11) The Chieftains with Don Williams — Wild Mountain Thyme
(0:40:20) Dick Gaughan, Emmylou Harris, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright — Wild Mountain Thyme
(0:45:34) Bert Jansch — Wild Mountain Thyme
(0:50:24) Your DJs Pine
(0:54:10) Jacques Brel — Le moribond
(0:57:15) Sam Cooke — Love Me
(0:59:36) King Curtis — Blue Nocturne
(1:02:18) A Tribe Called Quest — 8 Million Stories
(1:05:39) Your DJs Endure
(1:13:16) Harry Nilsson — 1941
(1:15:56) Dusty Springfield — No Easy Way Down
(1:19:48) Kate McGarrigle — (Talk to Me of) Mendocino (1971 NYC version)
(1:22:44) Thelonious Monk — Monk’s Mood
(1:25:51) Your DJs Sigh
(1:29:48) Pink Martini feat. China Forbes — What’ll I Do?
(1:33:04) Sharon Van Etten — We Are Fine
(1:36:52) Cat Stevens — Lady D’Arbanville
(1:40:35) Bob Dylan and The Band — Tears of Rage
(1:44:46) Your DJs Withdraw
(1:49:00) Hatchett’s Swingtette feat. Stéphane Grappelli (vocal: Beryl Davis) — It’s a Hap-Hap-Happy Day

Episode #161: We’re Not Going to Give You Two Thousand Nickels

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

More variety than any normal person would want. But who wants to be considered “normal”? Not you and certainly not us. Look at all those covers, and that modern music, and that old folk music and ancient pop and hippie music and comedy and, wow, even the Carpenters. If you like this half as much as we do, then we like it twice as much as you. Please listen for your own sakes as well as for ours.

(0:00:00) The Rooftop Singers — Walk Right In
(0:02:32) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:08:05) The Civil Wars — Billie Jean (live)
(0:12:13) Passenger — Circles (acoustic version)
(0:15:17) Jan Hooks, Jim Downey, Kevin Nealon — First Citiwide Change Bank I (from Saturday Night Live)
(0:16:40) Donovan — Lord of the Dance
(0:19:11) Buffalo Springfield — Expecting to Fly
(0:22:55) Your DJs Speak
(0:27:15) Ronnie Milsap — It’s the Real Thing (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:28:14) Harry Nilsson — Makin’ Whoopee
(0:32:46) Tobias Jesso Jr. — How Could You Babe
(0:36:55) Blood, Sweat and Tears — Without Her
(0:39:36) Joey Ramone — What a Wonderful World
(0:41:58) Your DJs Discuss
(0:48:48) Gary Lucas — Our Love Is Here to Stay
(0:52:42) Rihanna feat. Future — Loveeeeeee Song
(0:56:59) Jim Downey, Nora Dunn, Phil Hartman — First Citiwide Change Bank II (from Saturday Night Live)
(0:58:07) Gogi Grant — The Wayward Wind
(1:01:03) Robyn — Call Your Girlfriend
(1:04:48) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:08:01) Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship — Let’s Go Together
(1:12:22) O. C. Smith — Little Green Apples
(1:16:39) Carpenters — Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
(1:23:45) Guided by Voices — Difficult Outburst and Breakthrough
(1:25:28) Your DJs Conclude
(1:31:45) Charles Koren, Paul Shively — Theme to Roger Ramjet