Saturday, February 27, 2010

Feel The Spin Playlist, February 28th...

Hour 1
(Brand-new/current releases. I am full-on addicted to "The Sunshine Song." It's becoming my go-to tune when I need to smile. Also, I'm so late on the Orianthi song, but I am LOVING it. It was the anthem to my past week.)

The Sunshine Song - The Candle Thieves
Rude Boy - Rihanna
Up Out My Face - Mariah Carey
Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz
I'm Not Mad - Alex Gardner
No Hassle - Robyn
Moving Parts - Mr. Fogg
According to You - Orianthi
If I Had You - Adam Lambert
Let's Have A Party - Todd Alsup
Stylo - Gorillaz
City Won't Sleep - Steve Appleton
Red - Daniel Merriweather

Hour 2
(I started out wanting to play the new Robbie Williams single, which I think is easily one of his best. Then, I found myself experimenting with other songs. When I got to "Rockferry," I zeroed in on my favorite lyric from that song: "A bag of songs and a heavy heart" From there, I played with the kind of songs we carry in our minds and reach for when we have a heavy heart. The hour evolved from there. I love the full-circle/get-over-yourself moment at the end. I have to also note that there are some moments that I'm especially proud of this hour, particularly between "Hometown Glory" and "Cruz." I am so grateful that I get to do the radio of my dreams every week without interference.)

Morning Sun - Robbie Williams
Rockferry - Duffy
Hometown Glory - Adele
Cruz - Christina Aguilera
Mississippi Valentine - Kara DioGuardi
Human Touch - Bruce Springsteen
Don't Let Me Get Me - Pink
Field-Trip Buddy - Matt Alber
Live Forever - Matt Morris
Want To - Sugarland
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
The Remedy (I Won't Worry) - Jason Mraz

Hour 3
(I've gotten lots of requests to replay my recent interview with Roberta Flack. How could I resist? :) She was extraordinary to talk with. Plus, I get to play two of favorite softer songs by Sade and Corinne Bailey Rae at the end of the hour)

Where Is The Love - Roberta Flack
A conversation with Roberta Flack
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
Babyfather - Sade
I'd Do It All Again - Corinne Bailey Rae

Hour 4
(Trippin' the disco fantastic. It was big fun to play El Coco and Love De-Luxe after such a long time!)

Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
Hot Stuff/Bad Girls Suite - Donna Summer
Love Hangover - Diana Ross
Mondo Disco - El Coco
Here Comes That Sound Again - Love De-Luxe
That's Where The Happy People Go - The Trammps
Good Times - Chic
Souveniers - Voyage

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Feel The Spin Playlist, February 21st...

Hour 1
(Brand-new/current releases. I'm all about the new tracks by Alex Gardner and the Candle Thieves this week. They offer a lovely splash of warm weather music)

Teeth - Lady Gaga
Dangerous - Alien Beat Club
Tik-Tok (Love At First Sight Mix) - Ke$ha
I'm Not Mad - Alex Gardner
Boys And Girls (Moto Blanco Mix) - Pixie Lott
No Hassle - Robyn
Stylo - Gorillaz
The Sunshine Song - The Candle Thieves
Rocket - Goldfrapp
Under The Sheets - Ellie Goulding
Just Before The Morning - Matt Morris
Live Forever - Matt Morris
Nothing At All - Levi Kreis

Hour 2
(Sunday is my favorite day of the week. I love the peace and slower pace of Sunday. It gives me time to think. These songs are Sunday favorites of mine)

Sunday Morning In America - Keith Anderson
I Go Back - Kenny Chesney
Slice - Five For Fighting
Morning Sun - Robbie Williams
I Want Love - Elton John
Brilliant Mistake - Elvis Costello
Watching Airplanes - Gary Allan
Life Ain't Always Beautiful - Gary Allan
Already Gone - Sugarland
Vapor - Little Big Town
Till It Shines - Bob Seger
Girls In Their Summer Clothes - Bruce Springsteen

Hour 3
(I was so excited to sit down with Melissa Auf der Maur, formerly of Hole and Smashing Pumpkins. She is such an icon to me. We had a wonderful time together)

Out Of Our Minds - Melissa Auf der Maur
A conversation with Melissa Auf der Maur
Lead Horse - Melissa Auf der Maur
Follow - Melissa Auf der Maur
Please Don't - David Byrne and Fatboy Slim with Santigold
This Momentary - Delphic
Wonderful Life - Hurts

Hour 4
(Trippin' the disco fantastic)

On The Radio - Donna Summer
Every Beat Of My Heart - Crown Heights Affair
Ten Percent - Double Exposure
Remote Control - The Reddings
Flashlight - Parliament Funkadelic
Square Biz - Teena Marie
Shake It Up Tonight - Cheryl Lynn
You Know How To Love Me - Phyllis Hyman
This Is It - Melba Moore
Found A Cure - Ashford & Simpson

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Feel The Spin Playlist, February 14th...

Hour 1
(Brand-new/current releases. I am absolutely crazy about the Coldwater Jane track. It just feels like a spring morning to me. Also, "This Momentary" conjures so many fond memories of college life for me. As it plays, I'm right back at the Cellar Bar in the Student Union at Queens College, sipping cheap beer and eating pizza with my friends.)

Bring On The Love - Coldwater Jane
Animal Master - Neon Trees
This Momentary - Dephic
Under The Sheets - Ellie Goulding
Please Don't - David Byrne and Fatboy Slim with Santigold
Symphonies - Dan Black
Story Of A Heart - Benny Andersson Band
I See You - Mika
All About Me - Hugh Sheridan
Money - Matt Morris
You Are - Todd Alsup

Hour 2
(A rare interview with the legendary Roberta Flack. A planned 15-minute chat became 40. Her stories are luxuriously long and wonderfully vivid. What an delicious, unexpected treat. She looks luminous and not nearly all of her 73 years of life. I have to admit, though, it was funny to watch her slip and slide out of her chair the entire time. Her grandson was there to help her keep steady. She never lost her storytelling focus)

Where Is The Love - Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
A conversation with Roberta Flack
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
Do What Ya Gotta Do - Roberta Flack
Show And Tell - Al Wilson

Hour 3
(Music to get your body moving, part one. Ever since I started working out in January, I've been getting lots of requests for good exercise music. I thought this would be a great opportunity to bring my dear friend and trainer Gonzalo Garcia from to swap song ideas. We had a BLAST doing this. We'll be doing it again, for sure)

Speakerphone (Steve Anderson Mix) - Kylie Minogue
Hush Hush (I Will Survive Mix) - The Pussycat Dolls
When Love Takes Over - David Guetta with Kelly Rowland
Take It Off - Ke$ha
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Abigail
My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Untouched - The Veronicas
Major Tom (Coming Home) - Shiny Toy Guns
Le Disko - Shiny Toy Guns
Strut - Adam Lambert
Million Dollar Bill - Whitney Houston

Hour 4
(Music to get your body movie, part two... with Gonzalo Garcia)

Do Somethin' - Britney Spears
Heavy Cross - The Gossip
Umbrella - Manic Street Preachers
Sober - Pink
I Like The Way - Bodyrockers
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Teeth - Lady Gaga
Love Song - Madonna and Prince
Heartburn - Alicia Keys
Keep On Movin' - Soul II Soul