Playlist for August 30 episode of “The Record Box”

Here is the playlist for the most recent episode of my radio show “The Record Box”. It aired live on August 30, 2010:

(song – artist)

Hour 1:
I Don’t Wanna Go To The Basement – The Ramones
Do The Seizure – Wooden Wives
Rudie Can’t Fail – The Clash
One Step Beyond – Madness
Welfare Mothers – Neil Young
Half Light II (No Celebration) – Arcade Fire
All To All – Broken Social Scene
Station – Dr. Dog
Bottled In Cork – Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
Calm Down Miss Cherry Hand – Adam Mowery
Bring It On – The Gaslight Anthem
The President – Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
Streets Of Your Town – The Go-Betweens
Mirror People – Love & Rockets
You’re The Best Thing – The Style Council

Hour 2:
Communique – Dire Straits
Venus Of Avenue D – Mink DeVille
Pearly Dewdrops’-Drops – Cocteau Twins
Cigarette In Your Hand – My Bloody Valentine
The Blame – The Glee Club
Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) – Kate Bush
Sea, Swallow Me – Cocteau Twins with Harold Budd
Lipstick Sunset – John Hiatt
Seasons In The Abyss – Hellsongs
I Eat Dinner – Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Dust Bowl – 10,000 Maniacs

Hour 3:
Like A Hurricane (Live) – Neil Young
I Still Miss Someone – Phil Ward
Second Son – Jim Cuddy
You Were There – Ron Sexsmith
Like A Hobo – Charlie Winston
Like A Soldier – Johnny Cash
So Like Candy – Elvis Costello
If You Need Some Lovin’ – Pomplamoose
Song For Dan Treacy – MGMT
O Mary Don’t You Weap – Bruce Springsteen
Alright For Now – Tom Petty

Opening instrumental bed: 4th of July by U2
End of hour instrumental bed: Embryonic Journey by Jefferson Airplane


“The Record Box”

I thought I would let all you readers know about my radio show called “The Record Box”. It is basically a musical extravaganza in which I play music from all genres and eras and weave it all together. New and old, rock, pop, indie, jazz, blues and everything in between are played on my show. Tune in and you might also learn something about the music you are hearing. I named the show after a documentary which featured the late John Peel’s Record Box. Peel was a DJ for BBC Radio 1 from its founding in 1967 until his death in 2004. He kept hidden in his home studio a record box which featured 7″ and 12″ records of songs by his favorite artists and his favourite songs. The box had a lot of musical variety: it featured everything from countless recordings of his favourite bands The Fall and The White Stripes to a 45 of Sheena Easton’s breakthrough hit Morning Train. My program is much like the contents of Peel’s record box. It is a mismash of genres and sounds and like other eclectic record collections, you never know what you’ll find and discover.
My show airs on Monday mornings from 9 a.m. until noon (Atlantic Time, UTC -4) on Local 107.3 FM/CFMH-FM (logo above) in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. You can also listen to my show online and view the feed or participate in the ustream chat at My show also airs as a rerun Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 8 and 10 a.m. (Atlantic Time). I might podcast future episodes of the program on the blog. So hopefully you will all tune in and support great, freeform campus and community radio. See you on the radio!!!

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Album #1: In The Wee Small Hours

Album #1

This album is a favorite of many artists including Tom Waits, who called it his favorite album of all time. I can see why so many people appreciated Frank’s voice. What a voice it is. I found this album to be very sad and melancholy. At times, I wanted to turn it off. It was too depressing for me. But, I loved hearing Frank’s voice. It is a voice that can be duplicated by people such as Michael BublĂ© but it can never be quite the same as when it comes from Ol’ Blue Eyes. I didn’t really have a favorite song on this album because the songs all sounded similar to me. The songs feature lush string arrangements backing Sinatra’s voice. I also heard that this is a concept album of sorts which is kind of cool for the Tin Pan Alley era. Overall, I give this album 3 out of 5 starts.

Tomorrow: Elvis Presley’s debut solo album, Elvis Presley.


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