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POP Goes The World!

Aug 2011

Harmless Pop

  Don't worry, it won't hurt you, it just wants to be friends!

Song Artist Album Year
This Must Be The Place (naive melody) Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues 1983
Driving Away From Home (Jim's tune) It's Immaterial Life's Hard and Then You Die 1986
Days That Are Gone Sondre Lerche Two Way Monologue 2004
Fools By Your Side Hal Hal 2005
Weather With You Crowded House Recurring Dream 1996
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Little Plastic Castle Ani Difranco Little Plastic Castle 1998
Home Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Up From Below 2009
Old Old Fashioned Frightened Rabbit The Midnight Organ Fight 2008
Shake Our Tree The Rosebuds Birds Make Good Neighbors 2005
Captain Easychord Stereolab Sound-Dust 2001
Everything You See (kids count hallelujahs) Portugal, The Man In The Mountain, In The Cloud 2011
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Like Totally Whatever Taylor Mali Slam Nation DVD 1998
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Love Is Better Than A Warm Trobone Gomez Bring It On 1998
Our Love Would Be Much Better (if I gave a damn about you) Dag Apartment #635 1998
Suddenly The Bogmen Life Begins At 40 Million 1995
Big Ass Love The Crash Pony Ride 2007
Ode To Janice Melt Army Navy The Last Place 2011
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Happy Birthday Mr. Children
When The Night Feels My Song Bedouin Soundclash Sounding A Mosaic 2004
Diner Martin Sexton Black Sheep 1996
Canary In A Coalmine The Police Zenyatta Mondatta 1980
Fighting For My Love Nil Lara Nil Lara 1996
Bring Back The Funk (pts. 1 & 2) Paul Weller As Is Now 2005
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Radio Days World Party Bang! 200
You Can't Get What You Want ('til you know what you want) Joe Jackson Joe Jackson - Live 1980/86 1988
Aug 2011

It’s an old fashioned 80’s rock n roll dance party!

  Anyone remember when we DANCED to ROCK N ROLL???

You remember, that GUITAR based music?

Well, it went a little something like this...


Another Girl Another Planet / The Only Ones

So It Goes / Nick Lowe

Girl Talk / Dave Edmunds

Play That Fast Thing (one more time) / Rockpile

So Long Baby Goodbye / The Blasters

Faith Healer / Big Dipper


Mystery Dance / Elvis Costello

I'm The Man / Joe Jackson

Don't Worry Baby / Los Lobos

Gotta Tell Me Why / Slickee Boys

The New World / X

You Drive Me Ape (you big gorilla) / The Dickies


Little Bitch / The Specials

Let Me Out / The Knack

Tayter Country / The Cavedogs

Standing In The Rain / Husker Du

Another Horn's Cry / The Downsiders

Whenever You're On My Mind / Marshall Crenshaw


I Must Be Dreaming / Mink DeVille

Different Kind Of Girl / The Beat

Now / The Plimsouls

Girl Don't Tell Me (demo Beach Boys cover) / The Smithereens

Cry For A Shadow (Beatles cover) / Translator

Diamond Smiles / The Boomtown Rats


This Is Pop / XTC

Hanging On The Telephone / Blondie

Jimmy Jimmy / The Undertones

You Can Run / Razz

Clean Clean / The Buggles

Tonight / Jim Basnight


Nellie The Elephant / Toy Dolls

Ca Plane Pour Moi / Plastic Bertrand

C'est Comme Ca / Les Rita Mitsouko

Nur Gertraumt / Nena

I Got The Message / Men Without Hats

Aug 2011

The Monday Morning Breakfast Blend Is…

...the daisy that soothes the savage beast that is Monday morning!

Song Artist Album Year
Doot Doot Freur Doot Doot 1983
This Charming Man (Smiths cover) Stars Nightsongs 2001
One With The Freaks The Notwist Neon Golden 2003
Min Siste Dag Casiokids Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar 2010
Smile dZihan & Kamien Freaks & Icons 2001
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Kreuzberg Bloc Party A Weekend In The City 2007
Sweet Love Hangover Love & Rockets Sweet F.A. 1996
Fireworks Animal Collective Strawberry Jam 2007
Ran Azeda Booth In Flesh Tones 2008
Tensile Clean Mister Pop 2009
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All Together Now The Farm Spartacus 1991
Mingus I'm From Barcelona Who Killed Harry Houdini? 2008
Just Can't Get Enough (Depeche Mode cover) Nouvelle Vague Nouvelle Vague 2004
But Not Tonight Depeche Mode Black Celebration 1986
Enter Space Capsule (remix) Gerling Children of Telepathic Experiences 2000
Benny & The Jetts TV Girl Benny & The Jetts EP 2011
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Sunshower Asobi Seksu Hush 2009
53100 Cafe Tacuba SiNo 2007
Follow Your Bliss The B 52's Cosmic Thing 1989
Drinking In L.A. Bran Van 3000 Glee 1998
Rock #1 Cassius 15 Again 2007
Ladyflash (Hot Chip remix) The Go! Team
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Pennies From Heaven (Count De Money remix) Billie Holiday Billie Holiday: Remixed & Reimagined 2007
Cuchi Cuchi Los Amigoes Invisibles Arepa 3000 2000
Carolina Seu Jorge Carolina 2005
Try Jah Love Third World You've Got The Power 1982
Timba Awa Band Timba EP 2000
Aug 2011

I think you’ll like this blend

  SO much great new music this morning, I had to pull out my SPECIAL coffee mug!

I'll be playing about 7 tracks off a CD comp. called "Raise Your Voice". You can download this CD for FREE HERE in exchange for your e-mail to Public Broadcasting!

The tracks that I'll play from the CD have an * next to them.

Song Artist Album Year
Stranger Me Amy LaVere Stranger Me 2011
The Real Estate Elliott Smith (unreleased track)
Definite Darkness Cymbals Eat Guitars Lenses Alien 2011
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Odetta * Joe Henry Raise Your Voice Compilation 2011
Tenere, Taqqim, Tossam * Tinariwen Raise Your Voice Compilation 2011
Make It Rain * Tom Waits Raise Your Voice Compilation 2011
Jesus Gonna Do His Best J. Roddy Waltston & The Business
A-Punk (Vampire Weekend cover) Ryan Adams 2011
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Life Fantastic * Man Man Raise Your Voice Compilation 2011
Everything You See (kids count hallelujahs) Potugal, The Man In The Mountain In The Cloud 2011
All The Sand In All The Sea * DeVotchKa Raise Your Voice Compilation 2011
Party With Children Ratatat LP4 2010
Jesus Flag American Fish Cuckoo Chaos Woman 2011
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Queen Of The Road Found Audio Chalk 2011
Drug White Denim D 2011
Mirror, Mirror * Dr. Dog Raise Your Voice Compilation 2011
Wonder Why Vetiver The Errant Charm 2011
I Might * Wilco Raise Your Voice Compilation 2011
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Benny & The Jets (NOT an Elton John cover) TV Girl Benny & The Jets EP 2011
Last Night (Strokes cover) The Morning Benders STROKED: A Tribute to "Is This It" 2011
Boyfriend (Linstrom remix) Best Coast 2011
Midnight City M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming 2011
Seasaw Sway Peter Murphy Ninth 2011
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Same Mistake Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Hysterical 2011
Running For Your Life Tommy Keene Behind The Parade 2011
You're Gonna Miss The Wood Nada Surf (unreleased demo) 2011
Bones Male Bonding Endless Now 2011
The Truth Beat Strings Fang In Rain 2009
Aug 2011

Absurd Blend

  These are, indeed, "absurd" times we live in, my friends.

Of course, EVERY generation thinks they live in absurd times.

Still, always nice to mark the occasion.

Song Artist Album Year
Like Cockatoos The Cure Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me 1987
Na Na Ni Fredrik Na Na Ni 2008
Gare de Lyon Dosh Tommy 2010
Ponzi The Felice Brothers Celebration, Florida 2011
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Everything Counts Depeche Mode People Are People 1984
Cash Machine Hard-Fi Stars Of CCTV 2005
(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais The Clash The Clash 1977
Nice and Sleazy The Stranglers Black and White 1978
Bad Man The Coral The Coral 2002
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Right & Wrong Joe Jackson Big World 1986
The Business These United States A Picture Of The Three Of Us At The Gate To The Garden Of Eden 2006
Rebirth Of A Nation Gills & Wings Gills & Wings 2008
Trains To Brazil Guillemots From The Cliffs EP 2006
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Apples & Oranges Dogs Die In Hot Cars Please Describe Yourself 2004
See No Evil Television Marquee Moon 1977
Maniac Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Hysterical 2011
Mediocrity Rules Le Tigre From The Desk Of Mr.Lady 2001
Boots Of Chinese Plastic The Pretenders Break Up The Concrete 2008
Cheap Champagne Georgie James Places 2007
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Tell That Girl To Shut Up Holly & The Italians 1980
Popular Creeps Chris Mars Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 1992
Punched A Friend The Holy Cows Blueberries 1997
Last Man Alive The Grifters Ain't My Lookout 1996
Run Outta Luck The Golden Dogs Big Eye Little Eye 2006
One More Time French Kicks The Trial Of The Century 2004
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Blahblahblah Dont 2007
Fingerpops Garageland Last Exit to Garageland. 1996
Death To The Apple Gerls Gerling Children Of The Telepathic Experiences 1998
Beautiful World Devo New Traditionalists 1981
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Banana Splits Theme Song The Dickies 1979
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