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POP Goes The World!

Feb 2011

Music Nerd Valentines

The premise for this valentines day show is really tongue in cheek.

I didn't want to do the typical songs about love, mainly because I did that last year (to great effect, I might add!  It was easily one of the best shows I've ever done, in my opinion, both in diversity of content, and flow.  If you never got a chance to listen to it, by all means, please do so at some time! http://wrir.org/x/modules/news/article.php?storyid=12247 Very enjoyable show and a lot of fun!)

I also didn't want to do an "anti-valentines" day show with songs about love gone awry and such, mainly because even though love has indeed eluded your humble host, I remain, at heart, a romantic (part and parcel with being Italian,it comes with the territory!)

So, being that my one true love has always been music, I took the inspiration of this show from a line from the great song by The Ravyns "Raised On The Radio"


"Michelle,Lady Jane,yeah I fell in love with girls I never met". I thought it would be a fun idea to declare my unabashed love for the fictitious women portrayed in songs that I've come to idealize over the years.

They're the perfect girlfriends, you could say, since because they only live in song, they're always reliable, they never disappoint, and they're always there for me when there was no one else!

A music nerds valentines, I'll admit, and you could even say a valentine for radio as well!

Song Artist Album Year
Black Eyed Susan Paul Westerberg 14 Songs 1993
Sweet Adeline Elliott Smith XO 1998
Lucy Rider Alberta Cross The Thief & The Heartbreaker 1997
Lorelei Cocteau Twins Treasure 1984
Coleen Martin Stephensen & The Daintees Gladsome,Humour & Blue 1988
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Sheila Take A Bow The Smiths Louder Than Bombs 1985
Kate Ben Folds Five Whatever & Ever Amen 1997
Mary's Prayer Danny Wilson Meet Danny Wilson 1987
Mary Anne Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw 1982
Valerie The Zutons Tired Of Hanging Around 2006
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Evangeline Matthew Sweet Girlfriend 1991
Kim The Waitress Material Issue Freak City Soundtrack 1994
Suki Unrest Imperial f.f.r.r. 1991
Ana Ng They Might Be Giants Lincoln 1988
Wendy McDonald Sppokey Ruben Modes Of Transportation Vol.1 1995
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Sally Bangs J Roddy Walston & The Business Hail Mega Boys 2007
Teresa Los Super Seven (feat. David Hidalgo) Canto 2001
Marie Laveaux Cubanismo! The Very Best Of Cubanismo! Mucho Gusto! 2001
Carolina Seu Jorge Carolina 2002
Mi Linda Los Amigos Invisibles The New Sound Of The Venezuelan Gozadera 1998
Choosy Susie Stranglers IV - Rattus Norvegicus 1977
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Lalita The Love Language The Love Language 2009
Denise Fountains Of Wayne Utopia Parkway 1999
Herrietta The Fratellis Costello Music 2007
Alison Pixies Bossanova 1990
Alison's Starting To Happen The Lemonheads It's A Shame About Ray 1992
I Love You Suzanne Lou Reed New Sensations 1984
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Glendora The Slickee Boys Here To Stay 1982
Tina Camper Van Beethoven Telephone Free Landslide Victory 1985
Erica's Word Game Theory 1985
Goodbye Jane Tommy Keene In The Late Bright 2009
Marie Marie The Blasters The Blasters 1981
Feb 2011

The Beginning Is Near

Song Artist Album Year
Fame David Bowie Young Americans 1975
Moon Over Kentucky Sparks A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing 1972
Late Last Night Split Enz Second Thoughts 1976
Rock n' Roll Heart Lou Reed Rock n' Roll Heart 1976
No Fun The Stooges The Stooges 1969
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(Baby) Hold Me Tight Kitty Daisy & Lewis Kitty Daisey & Lewis 2009
Nobody's Dirty Business The Devil Makes Three The Devil Makes Three 2007
I've Got A Feeling (Black Eyed Peas cover The Cleverlys 2010
Take On Me (a-Ha accapella cover) Rock-a-Pella
Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division cover) String Quartet Tribute To New Order & Joy Division String Quartet Tribute To New Order & Joy Division 2003
Postcards From Hell The Wood Brothers Loaded 2009
Keep Yoour Eyes On The Road Lone Wolf The Devil & I 2010
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The Palace Guards David Lowery The Palace Guards 2011
Jackie Wants A Black Eye Dr.Dog Shame,Shame 2010
Mind Malaise Hezekiah Jones Have You Seen Our New Fort 2011
End Of The Line Mohair Small Talk 2006
Steve's Last Night In Town Ben Folds Five Whatever & Ever Amen 1997
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Wax & Wire Loch Lomond Night Bats 2009
100 Other Lovers DeVotchKa 100 Other Lovers 2011
Dog Days Are Over Florence & The Machine Lungs 2009
Broken Things Reigning Sound Love & Curses 2009
TFO Harlem Shakes Technicolor Health 2009
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Is This Love? Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 2005
Get In Line I'm From Barcelona Forever Today 2011
Butterfly Delicate Steve Wondervisions 2011
A More Perfect Union Titus Andronicus The Monitor 2010
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