Radio Fragments - A quarter century...well, 25 shows at least.

I'm midway through a triptich of landmark shows. Last week was 24 (meaning 48 hours of music), this week it's 25 (just a nice roundish number that feels comforting to us base-10 entities), and next week it'll be 26 (meaning 26 weeks, or 1/2 year on the air).

Ok, so they're all relatively arbitrary milestones, but I feel like i'm really hitting my stride with the weekly schedule...well, except for the late nights sometime. This week I needed to be in the office at 8:30 the next day, so I'm a little bleary, so I'll leave it at that and let the music speak for itself.

The show is available from the streaming archive, or you can download the podcast/mp3 version by hour (below).

Hour 1 – 1-2 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Johnny Cash, “One Piece at a Time” (1976)
Cowboy Junkies, “State Trooper” (Canada, 1986)
Patti Smith, “Hey Joe” (1974)
T.Rex, “Buick Mackane” (UK, 1972)
Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker, “Messin’ With the Hook” (1970)
R.L. Burnside, “Go To Jail” (2004)
Red Elvises, “Here I am in Hollywood” (1997)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Spies In the Wires” (UK, 1984)
Gary Numan, “I Dream of Wires” (UK, 1980)
Vladimir Ussachevsky, “Wireless Fantasy” (1960)
Waldeck, “Get Up…Carmen” (Austria, 2007)
Ghostland Observatory, “Midnight Voyage” (2006)
Bill Laswell vs. Bob Marley, “So Much Trouble In the World” (1997)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Hawkwind, “You Shouldn’t Do That” (UK, 1971)
Bob Dylan, “Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream” (1965)
Lyrics Born (feat. Lateef the Truthspeaker), “The Last Trumpet” (2003)
The Cars, “I’m In Touch With Your World” (1978)
Save Ferris, “Come On Eileen” (1997)
U2, “Daddy’s Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car” (Ireland, 1993)
David Bowie, “Looking for Satellites” (UK, 1997)
Men Without Hats, “On Tuesday” (Canada, 1987)
Jam & Spoon, “Casteneda Future Illuminations” (Germany, 1993)
The KLF, “3 A.M. Eternal” (UK, 1991)
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Radio Fragments - 48 hours

I've been looking forward to this show for a long while now. Show #24. That means 48 hours of red hot radiophonic entertainment. It's been my goal to do my first 48 hours without repeated songs, 2 days of music without repeats. Seemed like a worthy goal.

So here we are. That's not to say that next week will be nothing but repeats -- though I am considering a 'favorites so far' show -- but having hit my first goal, I guess I'll just have to come up with something new. Oh, and thanks to the people who made requests this week, it's always great to have someone else's ideas to work from.

The show is available from the streaming archive, or you can download the podcast/mp3 version by hour (below).

Hour 1 – 1-2 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, “One O’Clock Jump” (1957)
Cornershop, “Who Fingered Rock’n’roll?” (UK, 2009)
Band of Bees, “The Russian” (2004)
Colin Hay, “Beautiful World” (Australia, 2002)
David Byrne, “Don’t Fence Me In” (1990)
Iva Bittova, “Driv Nez (Before)” (Czech Republic, 1998)
Bill Mumy, “So I Sit By the Sea” (1997)
Django Reinhardt, “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” (1937)
The Mystic Moods Orchestra, “Cosmic Sea” (France, 1973)
Robert Plant, “Down to the Sea” (UK, 2002)
Calamine, “Sealab 2021 Theme” (2000)
Shonen Knife, “Tortoise Brand Pot Scrubbing Cleaner’s Theme (Sea Turtle)” (Japan, 1992)
Pete Krebs, “Tom Waits and the Attack of the Crab Monster” (1997)
William Shatner, “How Insensitive” (1968)
Mark Knopfler & Chet Atkins, “There’ll Be Some Changes Made” (1990)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Don Ho, “Hawai’I Five-O” (1978)
Southern Culture on the Skids, “Make Mayan a Hawaiian” (1995)
Payola$, “Eyes of a Stranger” (Canada, 1982)
Save Ferris, “Come on Eileen” (1997)
Sigue Sigue Spitnik, “Love Missle F1-11” (UK, 1986)
English Beat, “March of the Swivelheads” (UK, 2009)
Plastic Bertrand, “Ca Plane Pour Moi” (Belgium, 1978)
Telex, “Ca Plane Pour Moi” (Belgium, 1979)
Images In Vogue, “Call It Love” (Canada, 1985)
Pet Shop Boys, “Left To My Own Devices” (UK, 1988)
The Heavy, “How You Like Me Now?” (UK, 2009)
CSS, “Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death From Above” (Brazil, 2006)
Leftfield, “Afro-Left” (UK, 1995)
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Radio Fragments - Wednesday Night Fever

No, really. I have a rather nasty fever. Perhaps it was caused by all the hot music? Or perhaps it's the flu. Maybe we'll never know, but why don't you listen and let me know how it effected your temperature? Strictly in the interest of science, you know.

The show is available from the streaming archive, but the downloadable versions aren't available this week due to a technical glitch.

Hour 1 – 1-2 am

Erasure, “Video Killed The Radio Star” (UK, 2003)
The Damned, “New Rose” (UK, 1976)
Captain Sensible, “Wot!” (UK, 1982)
Shankar Ehsaan Loy, “Main Aisa Kyon Hoon” (India, 2004)
Davoli, “Space Twist” (Croatia, 1999)
Barry Gray, “Space: 1999 Electrotheme” (UK, 1975)
Pink Floyd, “One Of These Days” (UK, 1971)
King Crimson, “21st Century Schizoid Man” (UK, 1969)
Wanda Jackson, “Shakin’ All Over” (2010)
Johnny Farmer, “Death Letter” (2005)
Son House, “My Black Mama, Pt. 2” (1930)
Chris Thomas King, “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues” (2002)
Leslie Gore, “Sunshine, Lollypops & Rainbows” (1965)
White Stripes, “Rag & Bone” (2007)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am

Elvis Presley, “Old Macdonald had a Farm” (1966)
Rebirth Brass Band, “Rebirth Kickin’ It Live” (1990)
A Tribe Called Quest, “I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Vampire Mix)” (1999)
Balkan Beat Box, “Cha Cha” (2005)
Bucovina Club vs. Taraf de Haidouks, “Carolina” (Germany, 2003)
Eric Burdon and War, “Spill The Wine” (1970)
Foo Fighters, “I’m In Love With a German Film Star” (2005)
Head Like a Kite, “Let’s Start It All Again” (2010)
Passion Pit, “Sleepyhead (Remixed by Starsmith feat. Ellie Goulding)” (2009)
Negativland, “Time Zones” (1987)
Blondie, “Rapture” (1980)
Karminsky Experience Inc., “Exploration” (UK, 2003)
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Radio Fragments - Mid May Grab Bag

A fairly crazy assortment tonight. Music from David Lynch movies, a children's song by a death metal band, Bowie faces off against Nina Simone, and a song based on the music from Pac-Man...and that's just in the first hour. Click some of the links below to hear more.

The show is available from the streaming archive, or you can download the podcast/mp3 version by hour (below).

Hour 1 – 1-2 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Akitaka Tohyama, “You Are Smart” (Japan, 1994)
Shiny Toy Guns, “Major Tom” (2009)
David Bowie, “Wild is the Wind” (UK, 1976)
Nina Simone, “Wild is the Wind” (1969)
Plastikman, “Okx” (Canada, 1993)
Angelo Badalamenti & Jimmy Scott, “Sycamore Trees” (1992)
Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno, “Prophesy Theme” (1984)
Bill Doggett, “Honky Tonk Part 1” (1956)
Nicolas Cage, “Love Me” (1990)
Marilyn Manson, “I Put a Spell on You” (1997)
Macabre, “The Cat Came Back” (2004)
Terranova, “Millenium Bug” (Germany, 2002)
Aphex Twin, “Powerpill” (1992)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Gil Trythall, “Foggy Mtn. Breakdown” (1970)
Berlin & Sigue Sigue Sputnik, “The Metro” (1999)
Imani Coppola, “I Am a Tree” (1997)
The Stone Cold Boners, “Lesson One” (1991)
Gene Vincent, “Five Days, Five Days” (1957)
Ronnie Dawson, “Big Mac Attack” (1999)
John Lurie, “Shark Drive” (1998)
Pine AM, “Red Car” (Japan, 2005)
Ana Tijoux, “1977” (France/Chile, 2010)
Tomandandy, “Go!” (1996)
Si*Se, “The Chain” (2010)
Celso Piña feat. Control Machete & Blanquito Man, “Cumbria Sobre El Rio” (Mexico, 2006)
Dread Zeppelin, “The Train Kept-a-Rollin’” (1991)
808 State, “Flow Coma” (UK, 1988)
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Radio Fragments - Too Many Themes

Let's see, we've got Cinco de Mayo, the 40th anniversary of Kent State, May Day, Mother's Day, and I forgot about "May The Fourth Be With You". So many different ways to go, so I sort of tossed them into a blender and ended up with tonight's show. Serve chilled.

The show is available from the streaming archive, or you can download the podcast/mp3 version by hour (below).

Hour 1 – 1-2 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Control Machete, “Bandera” (Mexico, 2004)
Kinky, “The Headphonist” (Mexico, 2003)
OK Go, “The Lovecats” (2005)
Violent Femmes, “Country Death Song” (1983)
Love and Rockets, “Haunted When the Minutes Drag” (UK, 1985)
Tubeway Army, “Listen to the Sirens” (UK, 1978)
Wire, “I Am the Fly” (UK, 1978)
Lou Reed, “New York Telephone Conversation” (1972)
Can, “Father Cannot Yell” (Germany, 1969)
The Sweet Talks, “Kye Kye Pe Aware” (Ghana, 1976)
Passengers, “Elvis Ate America” (Ireland/UK, 1995)
Chris Butler, “Power” (2002)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, “Ohio” (1971)
Allison Krauss, “Down in the River to Pray” (2000)
Harvey Andrews, “Hey! Sandy” (UK, 1972)
Polaris, “Hey Sandy” (2000)
Canned Heat, “Sugar Bee” (1970)
Paul Pena, “Tuva Farewell” (2000)
Weird Al Yankovic, “All About The Pentiums” (1999)
Roxy Music, “The Space Between” (UK, 1982)
Camper van Beethoven, “When I Win the Lottery” (1989)
Moby, “That’s When I Reach For My Revolver” (1997)
Dana Countryman, “Cocktails in Space” (2003)
Koop, “Summer Sun” (2001)
Kate Nash, “I’ve Got a Secret” (UK, 2010)
Chemical Brothers, “Music, Response” (UK, 1999)
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