Making Showtunes Cool Again

Which implies they once were I suppose. Cole Porter era I guess.


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A Very Special Episode this week, starring out-of-towner Megan at the board. No visit to Ann Arbor is complete without DJing at WCBN. I should hire touts to bring tourists down, charge admission and make some money off the deal. Megan reports the week’s highlight was “Kiss the Girl” into “Let’s Talk about Sex”. I have to admit, that was pretty good. Clearly Megan understands the whole campus radio gestalt.

I actually felt like the show went pretty well this week. No major screwups. Lots of music got turned up to 11 in the booth. I was particulary grooving on the Mike Doughty (who knew it was meant to be played so loud?), the Nina Simone, and playing the Mojo Nixon track off the Don Henley cover. Take that Don Henley. You’re out of the band. Sting too.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
6:48 AM It Overtakes Me/ The Stars Are So Big…. The Flaming Lips At War With the Mystics
6:55 AM Pinniped/Quadraped Diplo Sound and Fury
7:00 AM Baby Hates Me Danko Jones Sleep is the Enemy
7:08 AM Down on the River By the Sugar Plant Mike Doughty Rockity Roll
7:12 AM Riders on the Strom (GHP edit) Go Home Productions Unofficial Remixes Vol 2
7:15 AM Casella Walk Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings Dap Dippin
7:19 AM Bells and Horns in the Back of Beyond Midnight Oil Red Sails in the Sunset
7:22 AM Sweet Georgia Brown Rahsaan Roland Kirk The Return of the 5000lb Man
7:30 AM Hallogallo Neu! Neu!
7:33 AM Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues Nina Simone Legends
7:35 AM Chain Smoking C.R. Avery Chainsmoking Blues
7:39 AM One More Colour Rheostatics Introducing Happiness
7:42 AM I Created Disco Calvin Harris I Created Disco
7:51 AM Will Rogers Baseball in Baltimore Groucho Marx An Evening with Groucho Marx
7:54 AM Rock n’ Roll With Me David Bowie Diamond Dogs
7:57 AM Peter Gunn Roy Buchanan Deluxe Edition
8:01 AM Hotel California Gypsy Kings
8:07 AM Don Henley Must Die Mojo Nixon
8:13 AM I’ve Just Seen a Face Across the Universe Soundtrack
8:13 AM I Got Trouble Christina Aguilera
8:16 AM I Wonder Alixa and Niema
8:45 AM Leaving of Liverpool Amadan
8:47 AM Kiss the Girl Disney’s Little Mermaid
8:47 AM Let’s talk about sex Salt n Pepper
8:48 AM I don’t know that guy Greg Brown Dream Cafe
8:48 AM For Good Kristin Chenoweth
8:49 AM Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Cindi Lauper
8:52 AM Songbird Eva Cassidy
8:57 AM Leaving on a jet plane
9:02 AM Violet Stars Happy Hunting! Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase

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