Sunday, June 27, 2010

Feel The Spin Playlist, June 27th...

FEEL THE SPIN airs on Sirius 109/XM 98 radio every Sunday at 2pm ET/11am PT/7pm UK, with a replay the same day at 9pm ET/6pm PT/2am Monday UK.

This LIVE Super-Pride Sunday edition of FEEL THE SPIN featured Keith Price of the Morning Jolt, as well as Gonzalo Garcia and reports from the New York City LGBT March by Romaine Patterson and Frank DeCaro.

Hour 1
Stand! - Sly and the Family Stone
Legendary Children - Holly Johnson
Chains Of Love - Erasure
Freak Flag - Laura Love
Aphrodite - Kylie Minogue
Respect - Adeva
I Want It All - Queen
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) - Sylvester

Hour 2
Read My Lips - Jimmy Somerville
Above The Clouds (Live at Sirius XM) - Cyndi Lauper
Together Again - Janet Jackson
Relight My Fire - Dan Hartman
Love Part II - Bright Light Bright Light
I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
Defeated - Anastacia

Hour 3
Strut - Adam Lambert
New York City Boy - Pet Shop Boys
Slut - Jinx Titantic
Filthy Gorgeous (ATOC/Superbuddah Mix) - Scissor Sisters
Feel What You Want - Kristine W.
It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls

Hour 4
Crucified - Army Of Lovers
I Just Wanna Dance - Allison Jiear
I Am What I Am - Gloria Gaynor
Make Your Own Kind Of Music (Club Mix) - Mama Cass Elliott
It's My Turn - Diana Ross
I Made It Through The Rain - Barry Manilow
Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Feel The Spin Playlist, June 20th...

FEEL THE SPIN airs on Sirius 109/XM 98 radio every Sunday at 2pm ET/11am PT/7pm UK, with a replay the same day at 9pm ET/6pm PT/2am Monday UK.

Hour 1
(Brand-new/current releases. My favorite new song of the week has to be "Crossfire" by Brandon Flowers. It's a smash! I'm also loving the soul of the Kelly Rowland tracks, and the glitz of Kyle Brylin.)

Boys In The Summer - Jessie James
Something About You - The Bleach Works
Touchin' On My - 3Oh!3
Missing You - Orianthi
State Of Grace - Christophe Willem
The Star - Kyle Brylin
Chemistry - The Bang Bang Club
Fall In Love - Estelle
Grown Woman - Kelly Rowland
Shakin' Haters Off - Kelly Rowland
All The Lovers - Kylie Minogue
Crossfire - Brandon Flowers
The Flood - Katie Melua
Pride (In The Name Of Love) - Dierks Bentley

Hour 2
(I had such a wonderful chat with opera star Katherine Jenkins, it was as bright and engaging as my interview with Renee Flemming was disconnected and unpleasant. Our chat with followed by three perfectly stunning songs... includig the now-rare and ever-so-haunting "Forever Young" by Laura Branigan)

Bring Me Back To Life (Almighty Mix) - Katherine Jenkins
A conversation Katherine Jenkins
Angel - Katherine Jenkins
Love Never Dies - Katherine Jenkins
If (When You Go) - Judie Tzuke
Without You (From "Rent") - Siobhan Donaghy
Forever Young - Laura Branigan

Hour 3
(I am always apprehensive to chat with Jake Shears. I always walk into our interviews expecting 'tude. After all, Jake has a very "Downtown Gay New York" image, which is undeniably icy, distant, and often negative. Well, I was recently reminded that Jake might be "downtown," but he is also his own man... smart, sensitive, sweet. He was delight. Adding to the pleasure of this interview was the presence of fellow Scissor Sister Baby Daddy, who is equally smart and charming. If only he'd consented to do the interview nude!)

Fire With Fire - Scissor Sisters
A conversation with Jake Shears and Baby Daddy of Scissor Sisters
Harder You Get - Scissor Sisters
Skin Tight - Scissor Sisters
Strong - Bailey Tzuke
Attention - Wideband Network

Hour 4
(Trippin' the disco fantastic... modern stylee!)

Disco Lemonade - Daniel Volpe
Frozen Children (Madonna vs. Robert Miles) - DJ Bill Bennett
Secret Affair - MaDonna Summer aka the Gentlemen Thieves
Fascinated - Suzanne Palmer
Love Dealer - Esmee Denters with Justin Timberlake
Your Love Is My Drug (Dave Aude Mix) - Ke$ha
OMG (Almighty Mix) - Usher
Dancing On My Own - Robyn
Dirty Talk - Wynter Gordon
The World Is Mine - David Guetta

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Feel The Spin Playlist, June 13th...

FEEL THE SPIN airs on Sirius 109/XM 98 radio every Sunday at 2pm ET/11am PT/7pm UK, with a replay the same day at 9pm ET/6pm PT/2am Monday UK.

Hour 1
(Brand-new/current releases. So much good stuff out right now. I couldn't squeeze everything I wanted to play in! Loving the Morningwood track. So tribal and bitchy! Hunx and the Punx is going to give you a giggle. Gotta love naughty queer punk!)

Sugarbaby - Morningwood
White Room - The Dirty Disco
Cruising - Hunx and his Punx
Boys In The Summer - Jessie James
Big Muscle - DJ Bill Bennett with Thea Austin
Feel You - Magnus Carlsson
Fire With Fire - Scissor Sisters
Break Of Dawn - Eric Saade
It's You - St. Leonards
State Of Grace - Christophe Willem
The Flood - Katie Melua
Touch - Natasha Bedingfield
This City Means No Love - J. Viewz
Leave Right Now - Will Young

Hour 2
(I woke up really needing to play some guitar-driven pop and country. These songs randomly found their way into a sequence without too much thought. It was totally from my subconscious.)

Summertime - Kenny Chesney
Summer Day - Sheryl Crow
Everytime - Levi Kreis
Looking Back - Keane with K'Naan
Delight (Something New Under The Sun) - The Court Yard Hounds
The Way I Feel - Mary Chapin Carpenter
Wheels - Foo Fighters
This Fucking Job - The Drive-By Truckers
How Bad Do You Want It? - Tim McGraw
These Are The Days - Sugarland
Just Before The Morning - Matt Morris
Closer To Love - Mat Kearney
Slice - Five For Fighting

Hour 3
(This is the first-play of my chat with Christina Aguilera. She's taking some pretty nasty knocks right now, and they're not all completely fair. "Bionic" is a bit scattered and overwhelming, but when you break it into chunks, it starts to make sense. Christina showed up for the interview cranky and sleepy. She'd just performed on "Good Morning America." It wasn't until I proved that I really knew her music and this album that she locked in and become engaged. I can't say that I blame her for having an attitude. My guess is that people don't generally pay attention to more than her singles. Whether you love or hate Christina, you have to agree that she pours a LOT into her albums. When you do that, it's reasonable to get ratty when people interview you without doing their research.)

I Am - Christina Aguilera
A conversation with Christina Aguilera
Vanity - Christina Aguilera
In My Head - Jason Derulo
A chat with Jason Derulo
Ridin' Solo - Jason Derulo
Bad Girl - Dee Dee
All The Lovers - Kylie Minogue

Hour 4
(When I first interviewed the lads of Massive Attack, I was a greenhorn newbie at Billboard. They were sullen, snotty, and they had me for lunch. I walked into this new experience prepared for the worst, and I wound up having a brilliant time with them. Age softens folks, for sure! Plus, asking them if they wear diapers is a great ice-breaker!)

Pray For Rain - Massive Attack
A conversation with Massive Attack
Girl I Love You - Massive Attack
Psyche - Massive Attack
Kites - Gravitonas
Into The Clouds - Sound Of Arrows
Close To You - The Venus Stare
Swoon - The Chemical Brothers

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Feel The Spin, June 6th...

Hour 1
(Brand-new/current releases. The word-of-mouth on Christina Aguilera's new album has been iffy. I say, give it a chance! This hour features two amazing songs from the forthcoming "Bionic." Plus, I am absolutely living for "White Room" by The Dirty Disco, as well a band I've just been introduced to called The Venue Stare.)

Vanity - Christina Aguilera
I Am - Christina Aguilera
Close To You - The Venus Stare
A New Word To Say - Bright Light Bright Light
Kites - Gravitonas
White Room - The Dirty Disco
Clap Your Hands - Sia
Better Than Her - Matisse
Push It Fembot (Mash-Up) - Salt-n-Pepa vs. Robyn
Need You Now (Jason Nevins Mix) - Lady Antebellum
All The Lovers - Kylie Minogue\
Shakin' Haters Off - Kelly Rowland

Hour 2
(I never thought I'd ever get to interview Clay. And if I ever did, I expected that it would be tense and combative. Well, Msr. Aiken was delicious! Funny, charming, revealing. Cherry on top is a Steve Anderson exclusive in the form of Christophe Willem's "State of Grace." Lush!)

Unchained Melody - Clay Aiken
A conversation with Clay Aiken
What Kind Of Fool Am I? - Clay Aiken
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Clay Aiken
State Of Grace - Christophe Willem
The Flood - Katie Melua

Hour 3
(Dierks Bentley is as smart and engaging as he is talented and handsome. You'll love him. Plus, I've included a smattering of songs by people I find absolutely extraordinary.)

Up On The Ridge - Dierks Bentley
A chat with Dierks Bentley
Bad Angel - Dierks Bentley
Pride (In The Name Of Love) - Dierks Bentley
Up To The Mountain - Crystal Bowersox
Attention - Wideband Network
Strangers And Angels - Kara DioGuardi
The Way It Goes - Todd Alsup
Gonna Be Alright - Levi Kreis

Hour 4
(Trippin' the disco fantastic!)

Can't Stop The Music - Village People
Give Me A Break - The Ritchie Family
I Specialize In Love - Sharon Brown
Let No Man Put Asunderr - First Choice
Vertigo/Relight My Fire - Dan Hartman
Supernature - Cerrone
Found A Cure - Ashford & Simpson
The Boss - Diana Ross
Dreaming A Dream - Crown Heights Affair
Touch And Go - Ecstacy, Passion & Pain