Theme: Clever Girls and Cleverer Boys
|I had three songs that were neck and neck for my top song this week, in the end "Summer 2005" by Seymore Saves The World was the one that won by a nose. I first heard it on CHRW, the campus radio station in London, which by the way this was the station that gave me my start in radio during high school so many years ago. The second contender was a song by Pelle Carlberg that has the best (and longest) title of any song I know: Clever Girls Like Cleverer Boys Much More than Clever Boys Like Cleverer Girls. Unfortunately I was away when he played Toronto recently, but I heard it was a great show. The third song was a cover of a Kaiser Chiefs song done by Mark Ronson featuring Lilly Allen, but I'll say more about him on the next show.
During my previous show, I ran out off time before playing another set of "strange" music so I finally got to it this show. The reason for the set was that I found an off-beat song by Robert Forster (formerly of the Go-Betweens) on a children's album and I needed somewhere to play it. The album looks cool, it is called "Songs for the Young at Heart" and also has songs from Bonnie Prince Billy, Jarvis Cocker, and Stuart Murdoch. The set ended with a great cover of "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" by Kids on TV.
A few days before this show, I went to see the Joel Plaskett Emergency and Peter Elkas at the Starlight, it was a great show albeit very uncomfortable with the hot temperature that day and the sold out energetic audience. I followed their songs with a set of music of bands from the Maritimes. This was timely as right after the show I went to both Newfoundland and Nova Scotia for a couple of conferences. This was also the reason that I ended the show with Rawlins Cross, the only band from St. John's that I know.
TALK - Theme
Seymore Saves The World - Summer 2005
Pelle Carlberg - Clever Girls Like Cleverer Boys Much More Than Clever Boys Like Cleverer Girls
Mark Ronson (Featuring Lily Allen) - Oh My God
The Bird and the Bee - Again and Again
Young Galaxy - Calendar Girl (C)
Joel Plaskett Emergency - True Patriot Love (C)
Joel Plaskett Emergency - Snowed In/Crusin' (C)
Eric's Trip - Girlfriend (C)
Jale - Nine Years Now (C)
Plumtree - I'm Not Moving (C)
Peter Elkas - Party Of One (C)
The Earaches - Not The Kinda Man I Am
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - The Unwanted Things
Lonnie James - Piano In The Sand (C)
Los Campsinos! - You! Me! Dancing! ** See Note 1
Robert Forster - Uncle Sigmund's Clockwork Story
Sage Francis - Broccilude
Eleni Mandell - Girls
Kids On TV - We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
Don Lennon - My Resume
Pistepirkko - I Know
The Album Leaf - Always For You
Electrelane - At Sea
The Bravery - Bad Sun (C)
The Faintest Ideas - You're Beautiful
The Sea and Cake - Lightning
Rawlins Cross - Open Road (C)
Note 1: I swear that during the past week I've heard this song a couple of times a day on CKMS.
(C) Denotes Canadian Content
I also use this name for my DJ night happening occasionally at the Jane Bond in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
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Theme: Arrivals and Departures
|My favourite album for the year so far is one that came as a direct result of the show I did a few weeks back on commercial music, when I got reacquainted with The Icicles and ordered their new album called "Arrivals and Departures". I also went to see them in concert the week before the show and keeping with the title of their album, the women in the band dressed like stewardesses and the male member was a pilot, they also covered the song "Leaving on a Jet Plane". Needless to say I loved it.
Thanks to everybody who sent in suggestions for the "Arrivals and Departures" set, even if for some of them I only sort of got the request correct. Doing research for the set I found out that there are tons of covers of "Getting on Jet Plane", in fact even the most famous version by Peter, Paul, and Mary is a cover of the original by Bob Denver. I ended up playing a version by Lisa Loeb.