Saturday, April 24, 2010

Feel The Spin, April 25th...

Hour 1
(Brand-new/current releases. I'm definitely feeling the synth-pop right now, especially Hot Chip, Bright Light, Bright Light, and Adam Tyler. They all take me back to my college days of the '80s. Such a fun time in my life.)

Wanna Be A Star - The James Boyd Band
This Ain't A Love Song - Scouting For Girls
Isn't It Obvious - Erik Hassle
I Feel Better - Hot Chip
Strong - Bailey Tzuke
Strobelight - Kimberley Locke
Not Myself Tonight (Deeper & Deeper Mix) - Christina Aguilera
A New Word To Say - Bright Light, Bright Light
Committed - Adam Tyler
Congratulations - MGMT
Once - Diana Vickers
Stairway To Heaven - Mary J. Blige

Hour 2
(I loved talking with Adam Young. He is such a direct, humble, charming young man. I'm also thrilled that I get to play the amazing new Green Day and Hole tracks ahead of most people. Yes, I'm competitive like that!)

Fireflies -Owl City
A chat with Adam Young aka Owl City
The Bird And The Worm - Owl City
Long Way To Go - Liam Finn
When It's Time - Green Day
Pacific Coast Highway - Hole
Letter To God - Hole
I Don't Believe You - Pink
Field-Trip Buddy - Matt Alber
Best Days - Matt White
Never Gonna Give In - Michaela Wright

Hour 3
(I could not resist replaying my chat with Kara. She's so special. Also, listen closely to "Autobiography." Even though I definitely know it's not, I'd swear that every word of that song is about me. Love that!)

Happiness - Kara DioGuardi
A conversation with Kara DioGuardi
When We Met - Kara DioGuardi
I Do Not Hook Up - Kelly Clarkson
Autobiography - Ashlee Simpson

Hour 4
(Trippin' the disco fantastic. Instead of '70s tunes, I felt inspired to play some dance music from the '80s. It all started when I realized how much the new Scissor Sisters track, "Invisible Light," sounds like Frankie's "Pleasuredome.")

Hit That Perfect Beat - Bronski Beat
Invisible Light - Scissor Sisters
Welcome To The Pleasuredome - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Something In My House - Dead Or Alive
Living In Oblivion - Anything Box
My Arms Keep Missing You - Rick Astley
Searching (I Gotta Find A Man) - Hazel Dean
Too Many Broken Hearts - Jason Donovan
I Heard A Rumour - Bananarama
Male Stripper - Man 2 Man

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Feel The Spin Playlist, April 18th...

Hour 1
(Brand-new/current releases. I'm loving the little peek we've been given into the new Scissor Sisters album. Lush and epic! MGMT are being challenging and fun. And that  Bright Light, Bright Light track is growing into a favorite of mine!)

We're All Gonna Die (Have Fun) - The Candle Thieves
A New Word To Say - Bright Light, Bright Light
I Can Talk - Two Door Cinema Club
Bad Girl - Dee Dee
Rich (Fake It Till You Make It) - Lolene
Dirty Picture - Taio Cruz with Ke$ha
Bittersweet - Sophie Ellis Bextor
Alive - Goldfrapp
Starry Eyed - Ellie Goulding
Invisible Light - Scissor Sisters
Strong - Bailey Tzuke
Beautiful Dangerous - Slash with Fergie
Skinny Little Bitch - Hole
Congratulations - MGMT

Hour 2
(A conversation with an extraordinary, underappreciated artist, followed by three songs travelling through three pivotal stages of love.)

Stay With Me Till Dawn - Judie Tzuke
A conversation with Judie Tzuke
If (When You Go) - Judie Tzuke
Leaning - Judie Tzuke
Want To - Sugarland
Live Forever - Matt Morris
Pretty Eyes - Jason Reeves

Hour 3
(Music to get motivated and move to, part one... featuring the ever-gorgeous and smart and fantastic Gonzalo Garcia These are also just fun songs to listen to on a sunny spring day!)

I Like The Way - Bodyrockers
Sweat Dreams - Beyonce
Parachute - Cheryl Cole
Love Is Blind - Alicia Keys
Love Song - Madonna & Prince
Down This Way - Todd Alsup
Feel So Alive - Ashley Parker Angel
Whole Lotta Love - Mary J. Blige
Midnight (2010) - Alison Moyet
Blame It On The Girls - Mika
Holla Back Tambourine Girl - Gwen Stefani vs. Beck
Headlines - Alcazar

Hour 4
(Music to get motivated and move to, part two... featuring Gonzalo Garcia

Boys And Girls (Moto Blanco Mix) - Pixie Lott
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
If I Had You - Adam Lambert
Where Are We Running? - Lenny Kravitz
Rocks - Primal Scream
Black And Gold - Sam Sparro
Can't Get You Outta My Head - Kylie Minogue
Hold On - K.T. Tunstall
Mercy Mercy - Le Kid
Disco Heaven - Lady Gaga
I Got Your Love - Donna Summer
Dollhouse - Priscilla Renea
Technologic - Daft Punk

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Feel The Spin Playlist, April 4th...

Hour 1
(Brand-new/current releases. I'm crazy-addicted to "Skinny Little Bitch." It's classic Courtney Love by way of "Celebrity Skin." I've also been having fun listening to Ellie Goulding and Marina & the Diamonds. I'm delighted that they're starting to get some attention in the States.)

Skinny Little Bitch - Hole
I Can Talk - Two Door Cinema Club
Voodoo - Adam Lambert
Whole Lotta Love - Mary J. Blige
Fell In Love With An Android - Simon Curtis
The Dark - Simon Curtis
Not Myself Tonight - Christina Aguilera
Starry Eyed - Ellie Goulding
Isn't It Obvious - Erik Hassle
I'm Not A Robot - Marina & the Diamonds
Crash - Shayne Ward
Just Before The Morning - Matt Morris
Nothing At All - Levi Kreis

Hour 2
(An eclectic hour that leans heavily on songs that sound good to me on a warm spring day. I love the blend of "Angel of Harlem" into "Waitin' On A Sunny Day." It's sorta like a musical equivalent to a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Oh, and I stand by my assertion that Patti Smith's reading of "When Doves Cry" is superior to the original. To my ears, she finds emotion and intensity in the lyrics that Prince didn't.)

Toes - The Zac Brown Band
We Run - Sugarland
Shame On You - Indigo Girls
Nothing Fails - Madonna
Gimme Shelter - Patti Smith
When Doves Cry - Patti Smith
No Line On The Horizon - U2
Angel Of Harlem - U2
Waitin' On A Sunny Day - Bruce Springsteen
Misery - Soul Asylum
As The Crow Flies - Gary Allan
Johnny Cash - Jason Aldean

Hour 3
(A conversation with a wonderful young artist who deserves mega-stardom.)

Another Day - Elouise
A conversation with Elouise (
Pretender - Elouise
The Fireman Of My Dreams - Elouise
I Must Have That Man - Miss Polly Rae
Everything - Michael Buble
I See You - Mika
My Waltz - Bailey Tzuke

Hour 4
(Trippin' the disco fantastic.)

This Will Be A Night To Remember - Eddie Holman
I Caught Your Act - Hues Corporation
Rumour Has It/I Love You - Donna Summer
Ten Percent - Double Exposure
Vertigo/Relight My Fire - Dan Hartman
At Midnight - T-Connection
San Francisco/In Hollywood - The Village People
Let No Man Put Asunder - First Choice