I know you're all dying to find out what I played Saturday on the first installment of "Spo-Dee O'Dee Vibes" on 91.3 FM, CJTR. So, for those of you who missed out, or those of you who didn't miss out, but really want to know exactly what it was you heard, VOILA.
"Salam" - Gigi - Some groovy Ethiopian triphoppy stuff, produced by Bill Laswell
"Sweat of Your Brow" - Jully Black - Jully Black is a great singer with a fun personality, plus, this song has a call back to "I Like To Move It, Move It"
"Sunshine & Grease" - Royal Trux - Nearly reggae from the Trux
"Keep It To Yourself" - the Flashing Lights - I don't think the FLs are around anymore, I think they've gone back to being the Superfriendz, and the frontguy stars as Guy Terrifico in the movie of the same name, which just came out on DVD, but I haven't seen it yet.
"Soul-Limbo" - Booker T & the MGs - I heard this song playing in antique shop a few months ago, and I wanted to buy everything in the store. But I didn't.
"No More" - Julie Doiron - Discofolk, YEAH!
"Burning Down the House" - Tiga - The kids like it.
"Midnight Ambulances" - Kobayashi - see previous blog entry
"Archie Wah Wah" - Desmond Dekker - RIP
"Dirty Harry" - Gorillaz - ALL WE DO IS DANCE!
"Fifty Minute Hour" - Hylozoists - see previous blog entry
"The Food (Live)" - Common - I like the rough mix on this, "Live" from the Dave Chappelle show
"The Master Has Come Back" - Damien "Jr. Gong" Marley - I'll probably play some Jr. Gong every week this month. That okay with you?
"Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley - The last time I'll play this song, promise.
"The Anthem" - k-os - the sickest, squelchiest Canadian hip hop track. "Getting mad props, like on a movie set"
"No Sense" - Paper Moon - Here's where the show took a distinctly POP detour. This song is sort of hopeful and not hopeful at the same time.
"Nowhere With You" - Joel Plaskett Emergency - OH JOEL, MAKE A NEW RECORD SOON, THANKS.
"The Kids Are All Right" - Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs - Maybe the LEAST obvious of all the songs on that album, and also one of the best.
"Sweet Amputations" - Parkas - God, I love the Parkas. Did you see what I did there, from Matthew Sweet to "Sweet Amputations"? I'm dead clever, amn't I?
"Sure Is Good" - Joe Tex - If you'd asked me two weeks ago to choose between Joe Tex and Don Covay, it woulda been Don Covay, no prob. This week, it's a more interesting question to ponder.
"Mess of Love" - Bocephus King - "How like a prison is this town" I've basically held on to this CD for as long as I have (5 yrs?) for that line, and I play it every now and then to remind myself of something.
"Better Days Are Coming" - Jimmy Cliff - You've gotta follow up pessism with hope or else y're SUNK.
"Wicked Bad" - Dub Narcotic Sound System - I used to L-U-V Dub Narcotic, but then again, I used L-U-V mayonnaise.
"Jonathan Livington Seagull" - the Neins Circa - This is one of my favourite songs off a really, really good album by a really interesting songwriter. TRUE STORY: Cam Dilworth, the singer/songwriter from the Neins Circa, sounds like he's six-foot-three on the album, but in REALITY he's shorter than me. That has no bearing on his worth as a musician or a human being, but just, y'know, something I noticed.
"Yes" - Morphine - YES
And that was the show. Tune in next week to find out what else I'm gonna play. 2 p.m. MDT on 91.3 FM CJTR