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Everyday Variety Playlist

Mrs. Smith and I at London Bridge in 2014

Mrs. Smith and I at London Bridge in 2014

This week my wife and I celebrated our engagement 10 years ago. I proposed after making dinner for her (she’s really the cook in the family, see Keeping Up With Mrs. Smith for details), us watching Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, and me making an unexpected proposal. Her answer: “Of course.”

Remembering that night, Mrs. Smith brought up some interesting points that are really funny differences between she and I. For her, there are only certain times a year she is interested in watching a particular movie, and listening to certain songs or albums, holiday stuff not included. I’m the opposite. She said that Sleeping Beauty is an April movie, but she made an exception with me that one time watching it in January. I don’t get that at all. Sleeping Beauty is excellent, good year around, and though I might not want to watch it everyday, it certainly can be enjoyed multiple times a year.

It was this idea that some songs and albums don’t have a shelf-life or a season deemed only to enjoy them that I based our theme this week on. Each of these songs are tracks that, while I don’t listen to them heavily, are good and enjoyable anytime I get to experience them. They’re of an everyday variety that works any time. Most of them also have a particular memory associated with them that makes them even more special. I’ll be sharing some of the memories from these songs on the radio program as well as Facebook and Twitter this week. Share with me your stories and thoughts about this on those platforms as well. Enjoy!

Hour 1 Playlist

Weights & Measures / 5:04 / Dry The River / Weights & Measures – EP / Sony Music Entertainment / 2011 /
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I Couldn’t Explain Why / 3:43 / Citizen Cope / The Rainwater LP / RainWater Recordings / 2010 /
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From the Woods / 3:57 / James Vincent McMorrow / Early In the Morning (Bonus Version) / Vagrant Records / 2011 / iTunes

Oh My Stars / 5:02 / Andrew Belle / The Ladder / 1L Music / 2010 /
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Speak Plainly, Diana / 1:00 / Joe Pug / Nation of Heat EP / Joe Pug / 2007 /
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On Top / 4:19 / The Killers / Hot Fuss / The Island Def Jam Music Group / 2005 /
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Total Eclipse of the Heart (cover) / 4:19 / Love Me Electric / Rockin’ Romance / Various Artists / 2009 /
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Take My Breath Away (Cover) / 4:52 / Copeland / Know Nothing Stays The Same EP / The Militial Group / 2004 /
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The Chase / 3:14 / The History of Panic / Fight! Fight! Fight! / Le Grand Magistery / 2012 /
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This Lifeboat Is for Gold, Not People / 4:26 / This Old Ghost / Bands Under the Radar, Vol. 4 / BUTR Records / 2011 / iTunes

Alone / 4:48 / Kelley McRae / Brighter Than The Blues / Kelley McRae / 2012 /
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Build That Wall / 4:25 / Aimee Mann / Magnolia: Music From The Motion Picture / Reprise Records / 1999 /
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Who’s Holding Your Heart / 4:13 / Samsel And The Skirt / Shoebox / Samsel And The Skirt / 2014 /
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Do I Wake or Sleep? / 6:53 / Homer Hiccolm & The Rocketboys / Sing, Bird, Sing / Murkville Music / 2007 /
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Hour 2 Playlist

House of 1982 Built Like a Ship / 3:56 / Driftless Pony Club / Buckminster / DFTBA Records / 2011 /
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I’m A Loner Dottie, A Rebel / 2:55 / The Get Up Kids / Eudora / Vagrant Records/Heroes and Villians Records / 2001 / iTunes

Holiday / 3:25 / Weezer / Weezer / DGC / 1994 /
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**One of the best albums of the 1990s**

Sassafras Roots / 2:38 / Green Day / Dookie / Reprise Records / 1994 /
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**One of the best albums of the 1990s**

Wounded / 4:51 / Third Eye Blind / Blue / Elektra Entertainment Group / 1999 /
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Bittersweet Melodies / 1:00 / Feist / Metals / Polydor / 2011 /
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Hundido En Un Rincon / 5:58 / Maná / Cuando Los Angeles Lloran / Warner Music Mexico / 1995 /
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My Skin / 5:35 / Natalie Merchant / Ophelia / Elektra Entertainment Group / 1998 /
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Someday Never Comes / 2:47 / Brandi Carlile / Brandi Carlile / Sony BMG Music Entertainment / 2005 /
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Red House / 3:44 / Jimi Hendrix / Blues / Experience Hendrix / 1994 /
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Run / 5:58 / Snow Patrol / Final Straw / Polydor / 2004 /
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After You’re Gone / 2:58 / Blindside / About A Burning Fire / Elektra Entertainment Group / 2004 /
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The Sound / 3:41 / Further Seems Forever / How To Start A Fire / Capitol Christian Music Group / 2003 /
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Big Empty / 4:56 / Stone Temple Pilots / Thank You / Atlantic / 2003 /
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State Of Love And Trust / 3:44 / Pearl Jam / Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003) Up Side (Disc 1) / Pearl Jam / 2004 /
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Songwriter Soup Playlist


Fresh New Music Over the past few weeks I’ve explored some different variations of songwriters and in doing so, realized that there’s a great food metaphor that could be used. Some of you haven’t enjoyed my use of food metaphors in the past, so I’ve been working to use them in specific instances to really make a point. This week’s Songwriter Soup is such an instance, blending legends like Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell with the new generation’s songwriters like Rachael Yamagata and Mat Kearney. Brand new music from Texas artist Vanessa Peters and Kris Orlowski in the mix. The playlist menu this time is more heavy in the folk/singer-songwriter realm with both new and emerging artists as well as a few established names. Be sure to add the songs you enjoy to your music library with the iTunes or other purchase link on the tail end of each track listing.

Enjoy!

Hour 1 Playlist

Kick the Can / 4:04 / Cary Brothers / Lovin’ on You / Procrastination Music / 2015 /
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Fallin’ / 2:33 / Cary Brothers / Lovin’ on You / Procrastination Music / 2015 /
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Avalanche / 5:25 / Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors / Medicine / Magnolia Music / 2015 /
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American Beauty / 2:38 / Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors / Medicine / Magnolia Music / 2015 /
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My Choice / 4:29 / Vanessa Peters / With The Sentimentals / Vanessa Peters / 2015
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Pacific Street / 3:05 / Vanessa Peters / With The Sentimentals / Vanessa Peters / 2015 /
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So Fine / 3:27 / Kelley McRae / Easy On My Mind / Kelley McRae / 2015 /
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Full Cup / 3:51 / Kelley McRae / Easy On My Mind / Kelley McRae / 2015 /
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Carolina (Acoustic) / 4:49 / Kris Orlowski / Believer / Kris Orlowski Music Group / 2014 /
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Lights / 4:40 / Kris Orlowski / Believer / Kris Orlowski Music Group / 2014 /
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Safe & Sound / 3:21 / Matthew Mayfield / A Banquet for Ghosts / Sweet Exchange Records / 2010 /
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Quiet Lies (from The CW’s Star-Crossed) / 4:41 / Matthew Mayfield / As Heard on TV – Volume III / Matthew Mayfield / 2014 / Noisetrade

Sailing / 3:47 / The Strumbellas / We Still Move On Dance Floors / Underneath A Mountain Records / 2014 /
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Run / 4:19 / The Strumbellas / We Still Move On Dance Floors / Underneath A Mountain Records / 2014 /
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Sunset Borderline / 3:36 / Sandi Thom / Smile… It Confuses People / Sony BMG Music Entertainment / 2006 /
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Hour 2 Playlist

When Numbers Get Serious / 3:26 / Paul Simon / Hearts and Bones (Remastered) / Paul Simon / 2010 /
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The Late Great Johnny Ace (Original Acoustic Demo) (Bonus Track) / 3:25 / Paul Simon / Hearts and Bones (Remastered) / Paul Simon / 2010 /
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I Had a King / 3:38 / Joni Mitchell / Joni Mitchell / WEA International / 1968 /
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Both Sides Now / 4:57 / Joni Mitchell / Miles of Aisles (Live) / Asylum Records / 1974 /
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It First Occurred to Me / 4:03 / Robert Francis / Strangers In The First Place / Robert Francis Music / 2012 / iTunes

Everything Will Pass / 5:00 / Robert Francis / Heaven / Aeronaut Records / 2014 /
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No Stars / 4:45 / Maria Taylor / Lynn Teeter Flower / Saddle Creek / 2006 /
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Small Part Of Me / 4:19 / Maria Taylor / Lynn Teeter Flower / Saddle Creek / 2006
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Won’t Back Down / 5:09 / Mat Kearney / Nothing Left To Lose / Aware Records / 2006 /
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Where Do We Go From Here / 4:07 / Mat Kearney / Nothing Left To Lose / Aware Records / 2006 /
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Line / 4:09 / Rachael Yamagata / The NoiseTrade Loft Sessions Mixtape and More / Rachael Yamagata / 2012 /
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Letter Read / 3:44 / Rachael Yamagata / Happenstance (Deluxe Version) / Sony BMG Music Entertainment / 2007 / iTunes

Melody / 3:52 / Kate Earl / Kate Earl / Universal Republic Records / 2009 /
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When You’re Older / 4:34 / Kate Earl / Fate Is the Hunter / Record Collection / 2005 /
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Essentials The Playlist

Don’t let the Essentials theme throw you off. By Essentials, this is deeper than just mere songs or artists. However, when I describe what our show does with music, the styles of songwriting both lyrically and musically are well reflected here. This playlist dives into the essential elements of who were are as a program and who I am as a host. I hope you enjoy this Essentials collection of indie music.

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The Lime Tree / 3:20 / Trevor Hall / Trevor Hall / Vanguard Records / 2009 /
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Good Rain / 2:49 / Trevor Hall / Everything Everytime Everywhere / Vanguard Records / 2011 /
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Looking Out / 4:34 / Brandi Carlile / Live At Benaroya Hall With The Seattle Symphony / Sony Music Entertainment / 2011 /
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Pride and Joy / 4:21 / Brandi Carlile / Give Up the Ghost / Sony Music Entertainment / 2009 /
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If I Had a Boat / 4:07 / James Vincent McMorrow / Early In the Morning (Bonus Version) / Vagrant Records / 2011 /
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Down the Burning Ropes / 5:00 / James Vincent McMorrow / Early In the Morning (Bonus Version) / Vagrant Records / 2011 /
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Calgary / 4:12 / Bon Iver / Calgary / I Can’t Make You Love Me / Nick of Time – Single / Bon Iver / 2011 / iTunes

I Can’t Make You Love Me / Nick of Time / 6:42 / Bon Iver / Calgary / I Can’t Make You Love Me / Nick of Time – Single / Bon Iver / 2011 /
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Hold It In / 3:29 / Jukebox The Ghost / Let Live and Let Ghosts / Rebel Group / 2010
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Good Day / 4:14 / Jukebox The Ghost / Let Live and Let Ghosts / Rebel Group / 2010 /
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Sleepwalking / 3:22 / Joshua James / Well, Then, I’ll Go to Hell / Northplatte Records / 2013 /
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Wolves / 3:08 / Joshua James / From the Top of Willamette Mountain / Intelligent Noise Records / 2012 / iTunes

Passing Afternoon / 4:01 / Iron & Wine / Our Endless Numbered Days / Sub Pop / 2004 /
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Lean Into the Light (Bonus Track) / 4:07 / Iron & Wine / Kiss Each Other Clean (Deluxe Version) / Warner Bros Records / 2011 /
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Hour 2 Playlist

Fickle Friends / 4:17 / Vanessa Peters / With The Sentimentals / Vanessa Peters / 2015 /
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Since You Been Gone / 3:31 / Laurie Anne / Ready to Ride / LaurieAnne Savaglio / 2013 /
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White Winter Hymnal (Fleet Foxes Cover) / 2:16 / Kina Grannis / Stairwells (Deluxe Version) /
Kina Grannis / 2011 /
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Count to Three / 3:14 / Amy Stroup / The Other Side of Love Session Two – EP / Milkglass / 2010 /
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The Bed Song / 6:38 / Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra / Theatre Is Evil / 8 Ft. Records / 2012 / iTunes

Smashing / 4:41 / Ray LaMontagne / Supernova / Stone Dwarf / 2014 /
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World Without End / 2:32 / A.A. Bondy / American Hearts / Fat Possum Records / 2007 /
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King Of Diamonds / 3:24 / Motopony / Naked at the Abbey, Live at Abbey Road / Motopony / 2015 /
Noisetrade

China Cup / 3:18 / Winter York / Whispering Tree / Winter York / 2014 /
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Starlight / 2:50 / The Open Sea / Little Apple – EP / The Open Sea / 2010 /
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Taking You With Me / 3:41 / Mindy Smith & Daniel Tashian / Our Idiot Brother soundtrack / Abkco Music / 2011 / iTunes

Rescue Song / 4:18 / Mr. Little Jeans / Pocketknife / Sony Music Entertainment / 2011 /
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Beautiful Girl / 2:38 / William Fitzsimmons / Gold in the Shadow / Nettwerk Productions / 2011 /
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Heaven (feat. Natalie Merchant) / 3:57 / Brett Dennen / Hope for the Hopeless (Deluxe Version) / Dualtone Music Group / 2009 /
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Let’s Go / 4:33 / Madi Diaz / Plastic Moon / Small House / 2011 /
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Chariots / 4:15 / Future of Forestry / Young Man Follow / Sound Swan Records / 2012 /
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