Friday, June 30, 2006

Do You Remember Your President Nixon?

Well, yesterday during my show I remembered to plug my blog, but then I forgot to post anything.’s today’s playlist.

Our Seven O’Clock Special was a patriotic set in honor of the upcoming annual celebration of our independence from the parental oppressors. We journeyed back to the red, white, and blueathon that was the American Bicentennial and heard David Bowie’s “Young Americans,” Elton John’s “Philadelphia Freedom,” and Starland Vocal Band’s “Afternoon Delight.” If you don’t understand how Starland Vocal Band got into a patriotic celebration of our independence from the parental oppressors, my only question for you is, why do you hate America?

I’ll be interviewing the lead singer from local band The 8th Grade next week, and we’ll hear a few tracks. He’s a friend of my sister’s. I wonder if she’ll be there, too...It should be fun!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Playlist et al.

Here’s today’s playlist.

Our Seven O’Clock Special was three songs about the future of travel, sort of: Parliament’s "Mothership Connection," Gary Numan’s “Cars,” and the Moody Blues’ “Best Way to Travel.”

I got requests for Sweet and David Bowie today.

I’m really liking the new Sonic Youth album. It’s good, check it out:

I’ll be subbing for JT for the first hour of the Stretch next Tuesday morning, 7-8 a.m. DJ Mojo from Spoonful will be picking up the second hour.

And tomorrow night I’ll be nursing a drink and possibly dancing at Left Can Dance, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. at Ombi (Le Peep by day, Ombi by night) in Elliston Place. Parking on Louise Ave., they tell me. Visit for more info.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Alphabet to Ground Control...

Here’s today’s playlist.

Lots of calls today--thanks for your input! I love to get requests for old stuff.

Today's Seven O'Clock Special was a, quadrology...uh, four-song set titled "Songs from the Past About the Future." Since I don't currently have access to songs from the future, it was the best I could do. We heard David Bowie's "Space Oddity," Elton John's "Rocket Man," Peter Schilling's "Major Tom," and Carolyn Mark's "Rocket Piano Man."

Today we also listened to "Turquoise Boy" from Sonic Youth's new album, "Rather Ripped." It sounds really good. I'm looking forward to hearing more.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Playlist etc

Here’s today’s playlist.

I’ve been using the laptop more and more to play music. It’s weird, and I’m not entirely sure what I’m doing, but I do have access to a lot more songs.

Our Seven O’Clock Special was “Tennessee Stairway to Heaven” by some guy named Dick something or other, and “When the Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin.

I’ll be subbing for Walt and College Music 101: Now and Then this Monday from 6-8 p.m. He’s had a “songs with women’s names in them” theme going for a few shows now. I’ve got a few ideas in that regard...

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Close to You...

Here’s today’s playlist.

Today we had requests for both The Carpenters AND Alice Cooper. How cool is that!!! As I was telling the AC caller, Alice Cooper was the first concert I ever saw. I was 5 years old, and as I recall, we were on the front row. I actually have a memory of Alice Cooper picking me up, but my dad can neither confirm nor deny this. It was the early ’70s; nobody’s sure what happened back then...

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