Friday, April 6, 2007

Radio Show, Friday, April 6 8-10AM

10cc - I'm Not In Love
My Friend the Atom - See You Again
Melanie - Brand New Key
Matthew Sweet - I Don't Want To Know
Slim Gaillard - Potato Chips
Roger Miller - Walkin' In the Sunshine
Bob Dylan - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
Asylum Street Spankers - I'll See You In My Dreams
Debbie Reynolds and Others - All I Do Is Dream of You
Beck - E-Pro
John Martyn - Head and Heart
Lavern Baker - Tweedlee Dee
The Postmarks - Goodbye

I felt like I had a decent radio show today. I had forgotten that school was out, so I was pleasantly surprised to be able to park really close to the Union. As I got out of my car, a swarm of women in Carolina blue came running out from behind the gym. They looked like they were being chased by three people on bicycles, but then I realized that the bikers were coaches and the women were some sort of sports team. It was an odd site on a very quiet campus at 7:30 this morning. When I arrived at the station, I found half-eaten bags of potato chips around the library, which was another oddity of the morning. In honor of the mess, I played Slim Galliard's "Potato Chips" song.

I have no clue who My Friend the Atom is/was. WXYC received a seven-inch from them years ago and I fell in love with it. I used to fight myself to not play it every week. It is really pretty indie pop with a cute female voice... totally my cup of tea. The guitar part on "See You Again" gets stuck in my brain sometimes. But this week, it's been 10cc's "I'm Not In Love" stuck in my head and "I Don't Want To Know" by Matthew Sweet.

I played "Brand New Key" by Melanie because I had started to write a blog entry about it earlier in the week, but then I deleted it. I love rollerskating and I used to rollerskate alot in my house a few years ago. Cleaning, doing laundry, baking cakes, watching TV are all activities that can be fun on skates. Melanie's song was #1 on the Billboard charts the week I was born. If I had been born a few months later, it would've been America's "Horse With No Name." NICE!

I was most impressed with my segue between Debbie Reynolds and Beck. It worked!!! I am still swooning over Gene Kelly and I have to admit that I watched Singin' In the Rain for the umpteenth time late late late one night earlier this week. "All I Do Is Dream of You" featuring Ms. Reynolds is from that movie. I am addicted.

Noah gave me a Lavern Baker collection recently which I love. It's lost in my office right now... I gotta find it. But I have always loved her "Tweedlee Dee" song. I sometimes daydream of choreographing a huge group of dancers in yellow chicken costumes to that song. Yes. Chicken costumes. But the song would have to be performed live and Lavern Baker (RIP) or some other vocalist would have to wear a chicken costume, too.

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Thanks for playing our song!