I was talking with a friend about staying hungry or ambitious, and "Hungry Like The Wolf" popped immediately into my mind. Also, this lovely Old Spice Commercial. No, not this one. (But it's good too.)
Also, another friend of mine requested "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" which is a ridiculous Beatles tune, along with "Strawberry Fields Forever."
We played The Kissaway Trail because they are opening for The Temper Trap and Florence + The Machine at their show that I'm seeing in April. (WHICH I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT)
The Tom Waits and Townes Van Zandes tunes were covered by Norah Jones on an album I owned a long time ago. I needed to hear the originals.
Bob Dylan is awesome. Enough said.
Bruce's "Dancing In The Dark" was related to the hungry theme. Lyrical quote: "They say you gotta stay hungry. Hey baby, I'm just about starving tonight."
"Debaser" is a great song. Shouting the lyrics makes my day.
The Blow's "Parentheses" goes out to my sister on her 20th birthday, which was later the next week, because she showed it to me and I love it.
Billy Joel's "Vienna" goes out to anyone who has ever been overwhelmed with trying too hard. "Dream on, but don't imagine they'll all come true." Kills me every time.
"Ambitions" by Donkeyboy was a special request from my good friend who now lives in Norway. It was a good song too.
Spoon's "Is Love Forever?" was part of Transference, the album of theirs that I was reviewing for the station (and finally finished.) The review is here at the WMUC music blog.
"Next Year" by the Foo Fighters was the theme song to the television show Ed (2000-2004), where I first started listening to music as an integral part of television. Unfortunately, due to outrageous royalties, Ed may never come out on DVD, which makes me terribly sad. Bowling alley lawyer? Come on, that's classic television. Also, it had the Mac guy in it, and Michael Ian Black. (If you don't know that I like cheesy television by now, you don't know me very well.)
"Abel" by The National was played for the line "my mind is not right" which I had the pleasure to see screamed by the lead singer back in August at the Virgin Free Fest in Columbia, MD.
Rogue Wave's "Good Morning" now has a special place in my brain after I heard it on the drive back from a roadtrip to Wisconsin at around 3am in North Eastern Ohio (on the radio! I know, I was excited too). The great folks at Ohio's Alternation played it, along with a few more tunes I'll share on the March 26th show. Anyway, I couldn't place the song until I got home, but it felt pretty cool to have played it earlier.
And we closed out with a remix of the remix of the cover of "You Got The Love." Yeah, try to wrap your head around that.
|1||Duran Duran||Hungry Like The Wolf|
|2||Led Zeppelin||Misty Mountain Hop|
|3||The Beatles||You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)|
|4||The Beatles||Strawberry Fields Forever|
|5||The Kissaway Trail||Beat Your Heartbeat|
|7||Tom Waits||The Long Way Home|
|8||Townes Van Zandt||Be Here To Love Me|
|9||Bob Dylan||Don't Think Twice, It's Alright|
|10||Bob Dylan||It Ain't Me|
|11||Massive Attack||Dissolved Girl|
|13||Bruce Springsteen||Dancing In The Dark|
|14||David Bowie||Life on Mars?|
|15||Elliot Smith||Jealous Guy (John Lennon cover)|
|19||The Proclaimers||Over and Done With|
|20||Built To Spill||Distopian Dream Girl|
|21||CSS||Cannonball (The Breeders cover)|
|23||Spoon||Is Love Forever?|
|24||Foo Fighters||Next Year|
|25||of Montreal||Cato As A Pun|
|26||Band of Horses||Our Swords|
|28||Rogue Wave||Good Morning|
|30||Florence + The Machine||You Got The Love (The Very Best Remix)|