Friday, February 29, 2008

2.29.08 LEAP DAY

Picture (courtesy of Ted Potrikus) from a truckstop somewhere in the midwest. I think I had two world premiers today. Guess which ones.

Anada Shankar: Jumpin' Jack Flash
Renee Levitt: Imagine the Anthem

George Jones: I'm a People
NRBQ: Spampinato

Dave Clark Five: Can't You See That She's Mine; Try Too Hard; Til the Right One Comes Along; Catch Us If You Can

Little Hooks: Give the Drummer Some
Speck Williams: We Gave the Drummer Some

Captain Sensible: Wot
Tesla: Hand Me Down World (Guess Who cover)
Duffy: Money

Bootleg Tonic: When It All Goes Down; Haven't You Heard

Original Symptoms: Hey! Nice Vette
David Lindley: Your Old Lady

Jack Bruce and Robin Trower: Seven Moons
David Lee Roth: Runnin' With the Devil (isolated vox mix)
Turtles: Elenore

The Cotton Jones Basket Ride: Chewing Gum
Scott H Biram: Been Down Too Long

Harry Nilsson: Jump into the Fire

Saturday, February 23, 2008


I've been wanting to do this one for over a year: a show made up entirely of songs in which a word is spelled out. Thanks to everybody for sending in suggestions, especially the folks that send me links to webpages of lists of spelling songs! I guess this playlist is another one.

Mickey Mouse Club Theme
New York Dolls: Lookin' for a Kiss
Connie Francis: V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N
Men Without Hats: Safety Dance

Man Bites God: Spelling Bee Girl
Carla Thomas: B-A-B-Y
Devo: Jocko Homo
Hollywood Studio Orchestra and Chorus: Harrigan

Muddy Waters: Mannish Boy
Melinda Dolittle: Woman
Modern Lovers: Girlfriend
Tammy Wynette: D-I-V-O-R-C-E

Pixies: Velouria
Glenn Miller: I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo
Guess Who: American Woman
Kinks: Lola

Travis Tritt: T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Desmond Dekker and the Aces: Unity
Dion McGregor: Spelling Bee
Aretha Franklin: Respect

Them: Gloria
Beatnuts: Spelling Beatnuts with Lil' Danny
Faith No More: Nestles
Unknown: Bingo

Garth Brooks and George Jones: Beer Run
K-Solo: Letterman
Fishboy: Half Time at the Proper Noun Spelling Bee

Bay City Rollers: Saturday Night
Sufjan Stevens: They are Night Zombies
Detroit Cobras: Hot Dog

Joe Tex: The Letter Song
Television: Friction
Nat King Cole: L-O-V-E
Al Green: L-O-V-E
Ramones: R-A-M-O-N-E-S

Delphonics: La La La Means I Love You
Mickey Mouse Club Closing

Friday, February 08, 2008

2.8.08 Cover Dat

Last week was cover-day, but I was iced in, so I played last week's show today.

Ananda Shankar, Jumpin' Jack Flash

The Neanderthals, Space Oddity
Graham Parker, I Want You Back
Scala Girls Choir, I Touch Myself

Mae West, Day Tripper
Peter Sellers, She Loves You
Kathe Belbarian, I Want to Hold Your Hand
Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, Taxman
Better Beatles, Penny Lane
Cowboy Junkies, Run For Your Life

Led Zep
Corrine Bailey Rae, Since I've Been Loving You
The Booga, Heartbreaker

Bryan Ferry, Tom Thumb's Blues
Jeff Buckley, Just Like a Woman
Jason & the Scorchers, Absolutely Sweet Marie

Velvet Underground
Jonnette Napalitano, All Tomorrow's Parties
Detroit, Rock and Roll

Shonen Knife, Top of the World
Grant Lee Buffalo, We've Always Just Begun

Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Suspicion
Los Straitjackets, El Microscopico Bikini (w Big Sandy); Black is Black (w Raul Malo)

Saturday, February 02, 2008


We was getting pounded with freezing rain. I don't think I could have gotten out of my driveway and I didn't try.

Next week special guest: Uncle Wayne!