Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Here's this week's playlist.

I been busy.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Here’s today’s playlist.

Our Seven O’Clock Special featured two songs from Num, my new favorite band whose CD was apparently stolen from the station’s primary rotation. Some people have no ethics...anyways, the name of the album is Life, Death, and the Absurdity of Being and we heard “Space Between” and “Hundred Days.”

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Here’s today’s playlist.

Our Seven O’Clock Special featured the top three songs from MY childhood and adolescence that the girls at my daughter’s 15th birthday party sleepover knew by heart and performed enthusiastically this past weekend: The Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams,” “Greased Lightning” from the Grease soundtrack, and “Afternoon Delight” by Will Ferrell and Co. (a faithful adaptation of the original by Starland Vocal Band).

(Did I mention that Starland Vocal Band was the 1976 Grammy New Artist of the Year?)

(Did I mention that they wore red, white, and blue jumpsuits with fringe, if I recall correctly?)

(Did I mention that the entire song is about sex and that I used to sing it when I was 9?!)

We also heard The Rascals’ “How Can I Be Sure,” which reached #4 on the Billboard charts back in October 1967, the month and year of my birth. I like to call it the “Indian Summer of Love.”

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Here's today's playlist.

Several people called in about the song "Hundred Years" by Num, my new favorite band as of a couple of hours ago. I'm going to give the album a good listen and see if it holds up. I can't remember the name of the album and I can't find it online. There is the possibility that I have not searched hard enough, but I have jury duty today and don't want to tax my brain. I will need it for the important work at hand.

Today's Seven O'Clock Special was a bunch of punk and punkish stuff I played so I could run out and move my car from its parking spot of doom. We heard The Clash, The Buzzcocks, The Ramones, and The Sex Pistols, from that longlost era when all band names apparently began with "The." People really knew how to use an article back then.

We also heard Weird Al's new "White and Nerdy" by request from the middle-school carpool, a song I can really relate to. In choosing between Kirk and Picard, I love Jean-Luc, but you. can't. beat. James. Tiberius. Kirk.