Sometimes I want to listen to music and not have to put any effort in the song selection. I had my iTunes collection on the DJ setting, where the computer picks 50 or 75 tracks and plays them on an autopilot style setting. This is great for me while I’m doing paperwork or don’t want to have to put a mix together. My music library has zillions of excellent sounds so I don’t have to stop the mix and reset anything. But while I was listening and working I did stop several times because I’d hear something that would hit me. There would be a song that came on that I had forgotten about, a track from an album I love but I hadn’t heard in a long time. Somewhere in the work I was doing, I just started putting all these songs in a playlist together, songs that had been off my radar, and were now back on it. Green Day’s first album 1,039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours has some of my favorite songs from them, Disappearing Boy probably tops there. It’s still one of my faves and I’d forgotten how fun and cool it is. But that was just one of the songs I’d been missing. The rest are on this week’s program. Enjoy!
Slow Down/Windsor Drive/Meet The Tide
Right Between The Eyes/Garbage /Bleed Like Me
War Is Hell/Nicole Atkins/Mondo Amore
This Depression/Bruce Springsteen/Wrecking Ball
Juan Williams, noted news analyst and commentator, sat in with me in 2010 and talked news, politics, and a little music. In this episode from our archive, we featured a delectable assortment of musical flavor as well as portions of our conversation together. Enjoy!
We’re all attracted to some similar and some different flavors of music. What is it that draws you and I to the sounds we listen to? That’s the question I’m diving into this hour with music that I have a connection with and I’ll share that with you including some brand new music from our good friend and Appetizer artist Lindsay Katt, who has given me an early copy of her album Happy Fits Of Rage. We’re the first to hear it and The Appetizer is the first media outlet to feature it. This week’s show is all about our connection to music, and what draws us to what we listen to. If you missed the show, or part of it this week, you can hear it online here until May 5th.
Oh/Dave Matthews Band/Some Devil (Limited Edition)
Nonfiction Love Song/Jillian Edwards/Galaxies and Such
Tiger Child/The Young Romans/Tiger Child
The Un-American (acoustic)/Matt Morris/FlyBoy Sessions with The Appetizer (03-18-11)
I See You/The Light Parade/Safe and Sound
Even a River/Carla Werner/Departure
City of Sounds/Kathryn Calder/Bright and Vivid
Sullen Girl/Fiona Apple/Tidal
Earthquake/Bess Rogers/Decisions Based On Information
Two Part Game/Lindsay Katt/Happy Fits Of Rage
Think About It/Flight Of The Conchords /Flight Of The Conchords
Time Of Your Song (live)/Matisyahu/Live at Stubbs Vol. 2
Dressed to Kill/New Found Glory/New Found Glory
Promise/Matchbook Romance/Stories & Alibis