Thursday, August 9, 2007

Radio Show, Tuesday August 7 6-9PM

The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe
Jacobites - Before I Die
XTC - Mayor of Simpleton
Patti Page - (How Much Is) That Doggie In the Window
Dooley Wilson - As Time Goes By
Mungo Jerry - In the Summertime
Spoon - Don't You Evah
The Cyrkle - We Had A Good Thing Goin'
Dimitri From Paris - A Very Stylish Girl
Nada Surf - Concrete Bed
Misha - Scars
Lush - 500
The Softies - Favorite Shade of Blue
Chris Bell - You and Your Sister

Someone requested "Concrete Bed" by Nada Surf on Tuesday. I had never listened to that band before, but I liked the requested track. I wonder what the rest of their stuff sounds like.

At the station, some of our djs will come in several days before their actual radio shift and pull CDs and records that they want to play on their show. They'll fill mail bins with music and leave them all over the station. One time I counted eight bins full of music. It seems ridiculous to me that someone can't show up for their shift early enough to pull music to play. But what do I know. When I was up there on Tuesday, there was a bin with probably 25 CDs and only one LP, which was XTC's Oranges and Lemons. That record was just begging me to play it. I love the song "Mayor of Simpleton" off that record. It was great.

The High Dollar Hot Dogs haven't gotten together in a couple weeks for any practice. I'm jonesin'. One of the songs that has been suggested that we play is Mungo Jerry's "In the Summertime." I have a hard time hearing the ukulelability in that song, but if the other guys do, I am sure that they'll teach me.

I didn't list above the four Richard Hawley tracks that I played. I still haven't stopped listening to him. I am so addicted. I've tried to stop by listening to the Shout Out Louds' new album as well as the new Sea and Cake album, but I keep going back to my Richard Hawley albums, especially Lowedges. That album is amazing.

Entire list (including the Richard Hawley tracks) can be found here.

6 comments:

christa said...

Ooh... I love that Dmitri from Paris song! And now I've got "In the Summertime" stuck in my head... thanks.

minty said...

Dang, girl, you sure know how to put a playlist together. I love me some Charo on the radio!!

That seems kind of rude for people to pull their music days before their show. What if someone else is looking for what they have and it's in one of those 8 bins? But I am glad that DJs are thinking about what they play.

I think "In The Summertime" will be a great HDHD tune! Having that song stuck in my head is taking my mind a tiny bit off of how goddamn hot it is. Just a tiny bit.

Charlotte said...

It's not that bad. At least the other djs are trying, I guess.

I am so glad that y'all like that Mungo Jerry song... I'll definitely have to get the HDHDs crackin' on the chords for that one.

Christa, we'll call you from practice one night and play it for you through the phone.

Last night, I found myself searching the Richard Hawley forums for Richard Hawley chords... as much as I want to play his songs on uke, the ukulelability is just not quite there.

minty said...

"Ukelelability" is my new favorite word.

Gye Greene said...

"Mayor of Simpleton" is a great song: not only is it catchy, but the lyrics are witty.

--GG

Charlotte said...

Oh, yes! That song is so wonderful. I just love it. That album was one of my favorites of 1989. And I would play "Mayor of Simpleton" over and over.