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POP Goes The World!

Jan 2012

Farewell Blend


  Putting the smiley face emoticon at the end of my 5 year tenure hosting The Monday Morning Breakfast Blend!

This is my final blend as I'll be moving my acutely fine tuned "pop" aesthetic nxet week to Tues. nights from 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.

(if you haven't done so yet, I'd love it if you joined my facebook page for my new show, Pop Goes The World here )

Song Artist Album Year
Hello, I Must Be Going Groucho Marx
Goodbye, Goodnight Jars Of Clay If I Left The Zoo 1999
Bye, Bye, Bye Jellyfish Spilt Milk 1993
Goodbye Girl (Squeeze cover) The Shins 2011
Goodbye Goodtimes Gary Charlson Titan: It's All Pop! Sampler 2008
Bye Bye Love The Cars The Cars 1978
Hello Goodbye The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour 1967
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Last Goodbye Jeff Buckley Grace 1994
Bye Bye Beaute Nada Surf If I Had A Hi-Fi 2010
A Fond Farewell Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill 2004
P.S. Goodbye The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically 1985
The Goodbye Song Space Suburban Rock 'N' Roll 2004
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Kiss Goodbye Girls Names Dead To Me 2011
Goodbye Best Coast Crazy For You 2010
Say Goodbye From Bubblegum To Sky A Soft Kill 2008
We Said Goodbye Bela No One Will Know 2007
I Ain't Saying My Goodbyes Tom Vek We Have Sound 2005
Song To Say Goodbye Placebo Meds 2006
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Say Goodbye Cheap Trick Cheap Trick 1997
The Long Goodbye Army Navy The Last Place 2011
One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell Morrissey Years Of Refusal 2009
No Way To Say Goodbye Emmet Swimming Big Night Without You 1998
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So Long Baby Goodbye The Blasters The Blasters 1981
Goodbye-Goodbye Oingo Boingo Best O Boingo 1992
Goodbye Baby Empire Dogs Love Attacks!!! 2004
Goodbye The Coral The Coral 2002
Saying Goodbye The Muffs The Muffs 1993
Say Goodbye Slickee Boys Cybernetic Dreams Of Pi 1983
Bye Bye Baby Social Distortion Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell 1992
Goodbye To You Scandal Scandal EP 1982
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Bye Bye Baby Bay City Rollers
Kiss Me Goodbye Petula Clark
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Never Can Say Goodbye The Communards Red 1987

Jan 2012

All Hopped Up On The Ganache

  When life is cake, everything else is ganache!

This is a fact that had only recently become apparent to me.

Especially since I'd never even HEARD of "ganache", let alone TRY it until 2 weeks ago, and for a European foodie such as myself , that's just downright unacceptable!

Rest assured, in the last 2 weeks I've been making up for it.

Song Artist Album Year
Mary's Prayer Danny Wilson Meet Danny Wilson 1985
Could Have Been Friends This Perfect Day C-60 1998
Wouldn't It Be Good Nik Kershaw Human Racing 1984
I Must Be Dreaming Mink DeVille Sportin' Life 1985
Different Kind Of Girl The Beat The Beat 1980
Now The Plimsouls The Plimsouls 1981
Girl Don't Tell Me (Beach Boys cover) The Smithereens 1980
Cry For A Shadow (Beatles cover) Translator The Best Of Translator: Everywhere That We're Not 1983
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Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five The Golden Dogs Big Eye Little Eye 2006
Sunflower Paul Weller Wild Wood 1993
Looting Takes The Waiting Out Of Wanting Bricolage Bricolage 2009
The Best Things In Life The Silver Seas Chateau Revenge! 2010
Breakfast By The Mattress Kristoffer Ragnstam Sweet Bills 2007
Cheap Champagne Sloan Parallel Play 2008
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Say No To Love The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Say No To Love 2010
The Bells Ring The Swimming Pool Q's The Swimming Pool Q's 1984
Blush The Hummingbirds loveBUZZ 1989
Might Be Stars The Wannadies The Wannadies 1997
Faces On Stone The Dentists Behind The Door I Keep The Universe 1994
Hollywood Girl Menswear Nuisance 1995
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Bohemian Like You The Dandy Warhols Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia 2000
Catch The Sun Doves Lost Souls 2000
Solar Sister The Posies Frosting On The Beater 1993
23 Below Freezing Jon Auer 2000
Happy Kid Nada Surf Let Go 2002
Happy Man Greg Kihn Band Kihntinued 1982
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Proto The Elevator Drops People Mover 1997
Old School Bran Van 3000 Glee 1998
Staying Cool Natalie Portman's Shaved Head Glistening Pleasure 2008
Jump In The Pool Friendly Fires Friendly Fires 2008
Regret New Order Republic 1993
Happy Ned's Atomic Dustbin God Fodder 1991
Jan 2012

Metaphorical Soaring

  As some of you may or may not know, after helming The Monday Morning Breakfast Blend for 5 years I was offered the opportunity to change time slots and I decided to take it.

My new show will air on Tuesday nights from 11 p.m. - 1 a.m. right here on WRIR and will be called Pop Goes The World! and will start airing 1/31

So I have 3 more Monday Morning Breakfast Blends left, but not to worry, I wouldn't leave you high & dry, not after all we've been through.

We've laughed, we've cried, we sang songs for chrissakes!

So I've secured the most excellent Allison Apperson to take over The Monday Morning Breakfast Blend and she has my utmost confidence to insure that your Monday mornings remain suck-less!

Please join the facebook page for my new show Pop Goes The World! here

Song Artist Album Year
Hold On Hope Guided By Voices Do The Collapse 2002
Like A Fool Ryan Adams Score! 20 Years Of Merge Records: The Covers! `200
Stars Of CCTV Hard-Fi Stars Of CCTV 2005
Slapped Actress The Hold Steady Stay Positive 2008
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Every Beat Of The Heart The Railway Children Native Place 1990
The Whole Of The Moon The Waterboys This Is The Sea 1985
Into The Blue Geneva Further 1997
Loon Poole Loon EP 1995
Without Love Satchel The Family 1996
Changing Man Paul Weller Stanley Road 1995
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Good Thing The Woodentops Giant 1995
High The Cure Wish 1992
You Should Close The Door Craft Spells Idle Labor 2011
Hazel Weekend Red 2011
I Say Nothing Voice Of The Beehive Let It Bee 1988
Timeless Melody The La's The La's 1990
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Tonight Let's Dance Elefant Sunlight Makes Me Paranoid 2003
Leaving On The 5th Voxhaul Broadcast Timing Is Everything 2011
Moving Clocks Run Slow We Were Promised Jetpacks These Four Walls 2009
Glass Harmonica Arms Summer Skills 2011
Fall Hard Shout Out Louds Work 2010
The Same To You Chris Wollard & The Ship Thieves Chris Wollard & The Ship Thieves 2009
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At Midnight The Mighty Lemon Drops Laughter 1989
Lost The Mary Onettes The Mary Onettes 2007
She Says VHS or BETA Bring On The Comets 2007
Cemetary Lawn The Rosebuds Night Of The Furies 2007
My Leather, My Fur, My Nails Stepdad Ordinaire 2011
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Just Don't Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin' 2011
Jan 2012

Ok, let’s try this again…

  I can't take credit for this pithy sentiment as it pertains to the beginning of this year.

The honor for that goes to Charles Williams, host of "The Other Black Music" and co-host of "The Motherland Influence", but if there was a nail to be hit, that was it!

It seems to have been the general consensus, talking to people and reading over the last couple of days, that 2011 left very little to be desired, pretty much across the board.

Surely we can do better than 2011!

So let's all collectively take a deep breath and try this again, shall we?

Alright, huddle up.

2012 on three.





Song Artist Album Year
That Was Then But This Is Now ABC Beauty Stab 1983
Here Come The Good Times A-House Wide Eyed and Ignorant 1994
68 Guns The Alarm Declaration 1984
The Irish Keep Gate Crashing The Thrills Let's Bottle Bohemia 2004
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The Apple Of My Eye Damien Dempsey Seize The Day 2003
Like Castanets Bishop Allen The Broken String 2007
Memory Lane Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill 2004
Once Around The Block Badly Drawn Boy The Hour Of The Bewilderbeast 2000
Round and Round Paul Weller Paul Weller 1992
Footprints On Water The BellRays Hard Sweet & Sticky 2008
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Love & Kisses Altered Images Happy Birthday 1981
I Kiss The Flower In Bloom Close Lobsters Foxheads Stalk THis Land 1987
Butterfly Kisses The Depreciation Guild In Her Gentle Jaws 2007
Kiss Me On The Bus The Replacements Tim 1985
I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend The Rubinoos Back To The Drawing Board 1979
When You Love Somebody Fruit Bats Mouthfuls 2003
Home Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Up From Below 2009
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Poor Boy Split Enz True Colours 1980
Brand New Friend Lloyd Cole & The Commotions Easy Pieces 1985
Blue Skies For Everyone Bob Schnieder Lonelyland 2001
Underdog Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga 2007
The Last Polka Ben Folds Five Ben Folds Five 1995
Wax and Wire Loch Lomond Night Bats 2009
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Ageless Beauty Stars Set Yourself On Fire 2005
Breather Chapterhouse Whirlpool 1991
Fingerpops Garageland Last Exit To Garageland 1996
Stars Were Exploding Good Luck Into Lake Grify 2008
Atmosphere The Oranges Band The World an Everthing In It 2005
Scale It Back DJ Shadow w/Little Dragon The Less You Know,The Better 2011
Perfect Day Lou Reed Transformer 1972
And I Remember Every Kiss Jens Lekmen Night Falls Over Kortedala 2007
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