Sunday, July 25, 2010

Feel The Spin Playlist, July 25th...

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. I am in DEEP infatuation with Dee Dee. This girl is giving us the perfect hybrid of Katy Perry and Lily Allen, without the annoying hijinks! Also giving me extra tingle this week are the singles by M.I.A. and Morcheeba. Yum!)

Bad Girl - Dee Dee
Endure - Dee Dee
Skin Tight - Scissor Sisters
Get Outta My Way - Kylie Minogue
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
Blood Like Lemonade - Morcheeba
Grown Woman - Kelly Rowland
Stephen - Ke$ha
Sign Your Name - Sheryl Crow
The Boys Of Fall - Kenny Chesney

Hour 2
(Ryan Tedder and cohorts give interesting insight into how to keep a band alive in 2010. Added pleasure is derived from the three song arc of "The Flood," "Without You" and "Nothing Fails." Oh, and stuffy critics will NOT stop me from enjoying the new Sting album. So there! Hehehe...)

All The Right Moves - OneRepublic
A conversation with the band OneRepublic
Secrets - OneRepublic
Waking Up - OneRepublic
Roxanne - Sting
The Flood - Katie Melua
Without You (From "Rent") - Siobhan Donaghy
Nothing Fails - Madonna

Hour 3
(I've had some really dodgy interviews with Alison Goldfrapp, so I was iffy about sitting down with her again. My love of the Goldfrapp album "Head First" dictated my decision to give La A another try. Boy, was I glad that I did. She was at her most relaxed... and even playful!)

Alive - Goldfrapp
A conversation with Alison Goldfrapp
Dreaming - Goldfrapp
Voicething - Goldfrapp
4th Of July (Fireworks) - Kelis
Scream - Kelis
Get To Know The Girl - Hypnolove with Feist
White Room - The Dirty Disco

Hour 4
(Trippin' the disco fantastic. I wanted to prove that there was undeniable disco influence during the '80s alterna-goth scene. Such fun. I'm prepared for Smith-heads for flame me for comparing Johnny Marr's "How Soon Is Now" guitar riff to Giorgio Moroder's keyboard lick on "I Feel Love.")

Cosmic Shiva - Nina Hagen
Desire (Come And Get It) - Gene Loves Jezebel
How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths
Cities In Dust - Siouxsie and the Banshees
Election Day - Arcadia
I Touch Roses - Book Of Love
P-Machinery - Propaganda
Tears Run Rings - Marc Almond
Some People - Belouis Some
New Toy - Lene Lovich
Never Say Never - Romeo Void
Ball Of Confusion - Love And Rockets

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Feel The Spin Playlist, July 18th...

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. Loving the new music by Sheryl Crow and Sting, while Brandon Flowers continues to delight and the underappreciated Judie Tzuke continues to amass fans in America.)

Crossfire - Brandon Flowers
Sign Your Name - Sheryl Crow
I Want You Back - Sheryl Crow
Looking For An Angel - Kylie Minogue
Rose-Colored Glasses - Kelly Rowland
Running Out - Andy Bell
Get To Know The Girl - Hypnolove with Feist
Close To You - The Venus Stare
If (When You Go) - Judie Tzuke
Roxanne - Sting
Next To You - Sting
Break Of Dawn - Eric Saade
Straight Ahead - Howard Jones

Hour 2
(It was beyond thrilling to spend time with Judy Collins. She was so articulate and open. I adored meeting her.)

Both Sides Now - Judy Collins
A conversation with Judy Collins
Over The Rainbow - Judy Collins
Gauguin - Judy Collins
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby, Stills and Nash
The Pretender - Jackson Browne

Hour 3
(It has been over 20 years since my first meeting with Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. I am so pleased to tell you that they are unchanged by success. If anything, they are more conscious of the necessity to keep in touch with real life and trip on fame.)

Closer To Fine - Indigo Girls
A conversation with Indigo Girls
I Believe In Love (Live) - Indigo Girls
Go (Live) - Indigo Girls
Pride (In The Name Of Love) - Dierks Bentley
It Don't Come Easy - Bettye Lavette
Paper Dolls - Corinne Bailey Rae
What Part Of Forever - Cee-Lo
Wake Up The Nation - Paul Weller

Hour 4
(Trippin' the disco fantastic)

Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Heaven Must Have Sent You - Bonnie Pointer
Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You - Teri DeSario
It Only Takes A Minute - Tavares
Ten Percent - Double Exposure
Walk The Night - The Skatt Brothers
San Francisco/In Hollywood - The Village People
After Dark - Pattie Brooks
Right On Target - Paul Parker
Souvenirs - Voyage

Friday, July 9, 2010

Morning Jolt Playlist, July 11th...

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

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Feel The Spin Playlist, July 4th...

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. Right now, there doesn't seem to be any record other than Kylie's "Aphrodite." To my ears, it's as perfect as a pop recording can get. Of course, "Night Work" by Scissor Sisters runs a very, very close second. Both are essential albums for your collection.)

Aphrodite - Kylie Minogue
Looking For An Angel - Kylie Minogue
Any Which Way - Scissor Sisters
Running Out - Andy Bell
Shakin' Haters Off - Kelly Rowland
Where Did You Come From (Mark Picchiotti Mix) - Matt Zarley
Had I Known - Matt Zarley
Friction - Adam Tyler
Endure - Dee Dee
Kissed It - Macy Gray
Looking Back - Keane with K'naan

Hour 2
(This time of year often takes me back to my childhood; days when I used to hang pretty much on my own, listening to the radio. Funny, my life hasn't changed that much in all of these years.)

Groove Me - King Floyd
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
I Can't Get Next To You - The Temptations
New World Coming - Mama Cass Elliott
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
Honey Chile - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Summer Days - The Partridge Family
Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
Magic - Pilot
Sugar Sugar - The Archies

Hour 3
(Music that feeds the wanderlust in my heart.)

Closer To Fine - Indigo Girls
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Get Closer - Linda Ronstadt
You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
Walking Slow - Jackson Browne
County Line - Sugarland
Summertime - Kenny Chesney
Ain't Even Done With The Night - John Cougar
Till It Shines - Bob Segar and the Silver Bullet Band
Whenever You're On My Mind - Marshall Crenshaw
Watch The Wind Blow By - Tim McGraw

Hour 4
(Trippin' the disco fantastic)

Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Behind The Groove - Teena Marie
Car Wash - Rose Royce
I'll Do Anything For You - Denroy Morgan
Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb
Turn The Beat Around - Vicki Sue Robinson
Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
Come To Me - France Joli
I Love You - Donna Summer
You Know How To Love Me - Phyllis Hyman
Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin' - Stephanie Mills
The Boss - Diana Ross
You're The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White
Don't Take Away The Music - Tavares