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The Rocketboys

Unconventional Meal Pt 1 Playlist

This week is a bit of an experiment, and unconventional one at that. I’ve been studying music for radio airplay for the better part of my career (dating back to the late 1990s). I’ve always been fascinated by what songs get promoted by record labels and other tracks featured on radio compared to other selections from an album. To this day, I still don’t completely understand why some labels, management and bands promote some songs on radio and not others. So, in an effort to expand our collective music pallets, we’re going to dine on an Unconventional Meal (musically speaking). Some tracks from from well-known artists, but would be considered B-sides from die hard followers. Others are just simply artists who deserve to be showcased on a broad scale but haven’t to this point. Whatever you enjoy, please pick up and purchase form the links below. Enjoy!

Hour 1 Playlist

D Is For Drums / They Might Be Giants / Here Come The ABCs! / Here Come The ABCs! / 2005 / 02:22 /
iTunes

Coladito / Maná / MTV Unplugged Mana / Warn Music Mexico / 1999 / 01:35 /
iTunes

Garden of the Gods / The Bright Light Social Hour / The Bright Light Social Hour / The Bright Light Social Hour / 2010 / 09:43 / iTunes

Awe / Citizen Cope / Every Waking Moment / RCA Records / 2006 / 04:11 /
iTunes

Big Wave / Aphasia / Ioda SXSW Opening Day Bash Sampler 2011 / White Wabbit Record / 2011 / 06:32 / Unavailable

Vlad / Fang Island / Day Of The Great Leap / Sargent House / 2009 / 02:09 /
iTunes

Giant’s Despair / Strand of Oaks / Pope Killdragon / Strand of Oaks / 2010 / 02:42 /
iTunes

Intro to Organics (Featuring Dan Papaila) / Slightly Stoopid / Top of the World / Stoopid Records / 2012 / 04:17 /
iTunes

A Spoonful Of Slurry / Tera Melos / Drugs To The Dear Youth / Sargent House / 2009 / 02:47 /
iTunes

One More Time / Grooveatech Orchestra / One More Time / Aaron Wider / 2012 / 06:47 /
iTunes

Kenotic / Hammock / Kenotic / Hammock Music / 2004 / 04:16 /
iTunes

A Kazakh Melody / Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet / Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet / Nettwerk Productions / 2008 / 01:48 / iTunes

Jason / Sufjan Stevens / A Sun Came / Asthmatic Records / 1999 / 06:09 /
iTunes

Hour 2 Playlist

Old Dahlonega / Homer Hiccolm & The Rocketboys / Sing, Bird, Sing / Murkville Music / 2007 / 10:17 /
iTunes

Alphabet soup / Bell X1 / Music In Mouth / Universal Island Records / 2003 / 07:48
/ iTunes

Pow / Beastie Boys / Check Your Head (Deluxe Version) [Remastered] / Capitol Records / 2009 / 01:00 /
iTunes

Third Stone From the Sun / Jimi Hendrix / Are You Experienced / Experience Hendrix / 1967 / 06:47 /
iTunes

Moby Dick (Bonzo’s Montreux) / Led Zeppelin / Led Zeppelin II / Atlantic / 1969 /
03:50 / iTunes

Somewhere Over the Rainbow / Yngwie Malmsteen / Un-Released / 05:24 /
YouTube

969 (The Oldest Man) [Instrumental] / The Guess Who / American Woman / Buddha Records / 2000 / 03:02 /
iTunes

(bed)Without A Doubt / Makaya McCraven / Split Decision / Chicago Sessions /
2012 / 01:00 / iTunes

It’s About Time – Remix (Featuring Carlos Santana) / Miles Davis / Cool & Collected / Imports / 2006 / 03:41 /
Amazon

Walking In My Shoes / Depeche Mode / The Best of Depeche Mode / Sire Records /
1993 / 04:54 / iTunes

Nothing Is Good Enough [Instrumental] / Aimee Mann / Magnolia: Music From The Motion Picture / Reprise Records / 1999 / 03:10 / iTunes

Pop Quiz / Pretty Lights / Filling Up The City Skies [Disc 1] / Pretty Lights Records / 2008 / 06:09 /
iTunes

(bed)Creepy Girls / Apes & Androids / Creepy Girls / Apes & Androids / 2007 / 01:00 / Unavailable

The Appetizer Christmas Special 2014 Playlist

TA-Christmas It’s that time of year again, when honestly I’ve tried to hide under something very dense to be shielded from the barrage of the same dull 20 Christmas songs played ad nauseum on every TV, radio, shopping store, etc channel out there. It started just before Thanksgiving. And now the holiday is nearly here.
Thankfully, we have a Mary Poppins-like medicine for this predicament. I actually do enjoy non-traditional and unconventional holiday music this time of year. More originally crafted songs about the season, what it means, and creatively cultivated tunes from new and emerging artists are what this year’s Christmas Special is all about.
Yes, you will notice a few songs that are making a return this year that we’ve featured in the past (most notably from The Killers), but there are quite a few new songs as well. I do hope you enjoy!
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Song / Length / Artist / Album / Label / Year released / Purchase Link

Hour 1 Playlist

Siberian Sleigh Ride / 3:11 / Trans-Siberian Orchestra / The Lost Christmas Eve / Lava Records / 2004 /
iTunes

Joy to the World / 2:56 / PawnShop Kings / Snow Globe: A Christmas Collection / Elevation Worship / 2013 / Unavailable

Don’t Shoot Me Santa / 4:04 / The Killers / (RED) Christmas – EP / The Island Def Jam Music Group / 2011 /
iTunes

Mistletoe is for Quitters / 3:19 / Forever the Sickest Kids / Mistletoe is for Quitters – Single / Forever the Sickest Kids / 2011 /
iTunes

Everybody Deserves A Merry Christmas / 4:58 / Ronnie Fauss / An Americana Christmas / New West Records / 2014 / iTunes

FaLaLaLaLove Ya / 3:26 / Nikki Lane / An Americana Christmas / New West Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Last Train to Bethlehem / 5:06 / Johnny Coull / Screw the Holidays Vol 1 / Manta Ray Records / 2014 /
iTunes

It’s Christmas Again / 3:55 / CrossTie / Screw the Holidays Vol 1 / Manta Ray Records / 2014 /
iTunes

I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day / 4:42 / Pedro the Lion / Maybe This Christmas Tree / Nettwerk Productions / 2004 / iTunes

(Ho Ho Hey) A Way For Santa’s Sleigh / 3:15 / Emery / Happy Christmas: A Tooth and Nail Christmas / Capitol Christian Music Group / 2006 /
iTunes

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) / 3:03 / Death Cab for Cutie / Maybe This Christmas Tree / Nettwerk Productions / 2004 /
iTunes

Christmas / 3:43 / Leona Naess / Leona Naess / Geffen Records / 2003 /
iTunes

Someday At Christmas / 2:11 / Jack Johnson / This Warm December: Brushfire Holiday’s, Vol. 1 / Brushfire Records / 2008 / iTunes

Carol Of The Bells / 3:53 / Mae / Happy Christmas: A Tooth and Nail Christmas / Capitol Christian Music Group / 2006 / iTunes

Happy Christmas (War Is Over) / 4:33 / The Rocketboys / Happy Christmas (War Is Over) – Single / The Rocketboys / 2009 / Unavailable

Tracks in the Snow / 3:51 / The Civil Wars / Tracks in the Snow – Single / sensibility recordings / 2010 /
iTunes

Hour 2 Playlist

A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) / 4:22 / Glasvegas / A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) – EP / Sony Music Entertainment / 2009 /
iTunes

River (Joni Mitchell Cover) / 3:53 / Travis / Christmas Calling / Sony Music Entertainment / 2003 /
Amazon

Real Old Fashioned Christmas / 2:56 / Sage Melcher and the Laura Dubin Trio / Real Old Fashioned Christmas – Single / delplato music industries / 2014 /
iTunes

Till The End Of The Year (By Buy By) / 4:24 / Anna Nalick / All Is Bright / Various Labels / 2014 /
Amazon Prime Music

Under Any Limb / 3:11 / Ruby The Rabbitfoot / All Is Bright / Various Labels / 2014 /
Amazon Prime Music

Do You Hear What I Hear / 3:32 / Copeland / Maybe This Christmas Tree / Nettwerk Productions / 2004 /
iTunes

Why Can’t It Be Christmas Time All Year / 4:25 / Rosie Thomas / A Very Rosie Christmas / Sing-A-Long Records / 2013 / iTunes

This Year / 3:39 / The Young International / Give Hope This Christmas / Blood:Water Mission / 2013 /
Noisetrade

Here Comes Christmas / 3:38 / To Tell / A Very Indie Christmas / Various Labels / 2008 /
Indie Vision Music

Christmas Time / 3:32 / Esterlyn / A Very Indie Christmas / Various Labels / 2008 /
Indie Vision Music

Let it Snow ft. For Summer Hopes / 3:24 / Coolfield / A Very Indie Christmas / Various Labels / 2008 /
Indie Vision Music

Darlin’ (Christmas is Coming) / 3:36 / Over The Rhine / Snow Angels / Beat Management / 2008 /
iTunes

Carol of the Bells / 2:04 / The Bird And The Bee / Carol Of The Bells – Single / The Blue Note Label Group / 2007 / iTunes

Silver Bells / 2:51 / Alice Smith / The Hotel Cafe Presents Winter Songs / Sony Music Entertainment / 2008 /
iTunes

Maybe Next Christmas / 3:22 / Matthew Mayfield / 72 Songs | Every Release / Matthew Mayfield / 2013 / Unavailable

Santa Please ’10 / 4:39 / SloFunkPump / SloFunkPump / M.C.D. Music Publishing / 2013 /
iTunes

Merry Christmas, Here’s To Many More / 3:51 / Relient K / Let It Snow Baby… Let It Reindeer / Gotee Records / 2007 / iTunes

Taking Notice Playlist

There are certain songs that just click. You know it when you hear it the first time. You want to know who the artist is, the name of the song, or some kind of info so you can get the track. Fortunately, we include the link to iTunes purchase here on our playlist. This Playlist are all songs that we’ve been taking notice of since the first time it was played. We’re sure you’ll take notice as well. Enjoy!

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Listen to Hour 1

Listen to Hour 2

Hour 1 Playlist

Post Tropical / 4:33 / James Vincent McMorrow / Post Tropical / Vagrant Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Look Out / 3:26 / James Vincent McMorrow / Post Tropical / Vagrant Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Drop Top Lover / 4:35 / The Infatuations / Detroit Block Party / Acid Groove Records /
2014 /
iTunes

Yesterday Morning / 4:34 / The Infatuations / Detroit Block Party / Acid Groove Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Goldbase / 3:51 / Camper Van Beethoven / El Camino Real (Bonus Track Edition) / SLG / 2014 /
iTunes

Kabir II / 3:54 / Trevor Hall / Chapter of the Forest / Vanguard Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Chapter of the Forest / 6:25 / Trevor Hall / Chapter of the Forest / Vanguard Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Let Your Heart Hold Fast / 3:47 / For Atlantic / For Atlantic / For Atlantic /2014 /
iTunes

Birmingham / 4:01 / Shovel & Rope/ O’ Be Joyful / Dualtone Music Group / 2014 /
iTunes

Reflections / 3:09 / Misterwives / Reflections – EP / The Island Def Jam Music Group / 2014 /
iTunes

You / 4:51 / The 1975 / The 1975 (Deluxe Version) / The 1975 / 2014 /
iTunes

Storms And Hurricanes / 3:41 / Animal Liberation Orchestra/ Sounds Like This / Brushfire Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Burn That Broken Bed / 5:06 / Calexico and Iron & Wine / In The Reins – EP / Overcoat Recordings / 2005 /
iTunes

Anchor / 3:59 / Bess Rogers / Out of the Ocean / Hubbub! / 2011 /
iTunes

Notice / 3:21 / Bess Rogers / Decisions Based On Information / Bess Rogers / 2007 /
iTunes

Hour 2 Playlist

Come Back Home / 3:07 / John Hiatt /Terms Of My Surrender / New West Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Wind Don’t Have To Hurry / 3:48 / John Hiatt / Terms Of My Surrender / New West Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Whenever You Come Around / 4:14 / Willie Nelson / Band of Brothers / Sony Music Entertainment / 2014 /
iTunes

The Wall / 3:30 / Willie Nelson / Band of Brothers / Sony Music Entertainment / 2014 /
iTunes

Cautionary Tale / 4:13 / The Mastersons / Good Luck Charm / New West Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Closer To You / 3:48 / The Mastersons / Good Luck Charm / New West Records / 2014 /
iTunes

There Are Too Many Birds / 2:56 / Arthur & Yu / In Camera (Bonus Track Version) / Hardly Art / 2007 /
iTunes

Safe & Sound / 3:21 / Matthew Mayfield / A Banquet for Ghosts / Sweet Exchange Records / 2012 /
iTunes

Flags / 4:49 / Brooke Fraser / Flags (Deluxe Version) / Wood and Bone / 2010 /
iTunes

Spirograph / 4:07 / Andrew Bird / Hands of Glory / Mom+Pop / 2012 /
iTunes

Sea Green, See Blue / 6:17 / Jaymay / Sea Green, See Blue. – EP / Jaymay Music / 2006 /
iTunes

Vessel / 5:14 / Dry The River / Alarms In The Heart / Transgressive Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Roman Candle / 3:52 / Dry The River / Alarms In The Heart / Transgressive Records / 2014 /
iTunes

In A Matter Of Days / 5:14 / Homer Hiccolm & The Rocketboys / South Plains EP / Catapult / 2005 /
Amazon

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