My mix, based on what iTunes thinks I like with the random selection of Nick Lowe…
Many moons ago, Kristen (who is among my oldest friends) made the suggestion that I put my iTunes on random and just make a mix of the first load of songs that come up. For reasons unclear (mostly laziness I suspect), I never got around to it until last week, where I specifically just threw the iPhone into a frenzy as I scrolled through my 32GB library and decided to hit shuffle, which resulted in the wonderful “Cruel to be Kind” by Nick Lowe. I then pressed Genius to see what it’d recommend and the result was…. well, it was all over the place, but it actually sounded pretty good. I didn’t change the order or anything.
So here you go. My mix, based on what iTunes thinks I like with the random selection of Nick Lowe…
- Nick Lowe – Cruel to be Kind
- John Hiatt – Ethylene
- William Shatner – Ideal Woman
- Aimee Mann – Put Me On Top
- Hall & Oates – Did It In A Minute
- Sleep Out – Three Towns
- Electronic – Getting Away With It
- The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother
- Mexican Institute of Sound – Sinfonía Agridulce
- Prince – She’s Always In My Hair
- Saul Williams – The Ritual
- Jellyfish – The Glutton of Sympathy
- Santigold – Say Aha
- The Go! Team – Get It Together
- Prodigy – Memphis Bells
- Street Sweeper Social Club – Fight! Smash! Win!
- The Roots – No Great Pretender
- Squirrel Nut Zippers – It Ain’t You
- Astrud Gilberto – Light My Fire
- Tom Jones – Green, Green Grass of Home
Please… also let me know how my voice sounds. I was so pissed off with my last show that I plunked down for a Blue Snowball and I think it’s a marked improvement. You tell me…
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It had to happen, as it does just about everywhere this time of year: a year-in-review show. I’ve been through several iterations of this mix with a few different approaches to get to here. It’s been difficult. I thought about highlighting music that I discovered this year, not necessarily stuff that came out this year, but anything I discovered you’ve heard in the previous episodes. We also got in about another 43 shows of Radio Gen1us this year, which is huge.
So I decided to highlight songs you’ve not heard (probably) on albums that came out this year:
In his first Fireside Chat, FDR closed his remarks on the Banking Crisis in 1933 with this:
“…there is an element in the readjustment of our financial system more important than currency, more important than gold, and that is the confidence of the people. Confidence and courage are the essentials of success in carrying out our plan. You people must have faith; you must not be stampeded by rumors or guesses. Let us unite in banishing fear. We have provided the machinery to restore our financial system; it is up to you to support and make it work.
It is your problem no less than it is mine. Together we cannot fail.”
To hear FDR actually deliver it, check it out here. Otherwise, buck up, campers. Radio Gen1us is back. We’re not going anywhere and together, rocking out, mano in mano, we’ll get through this shitty shitstorm of shit. So let’s rock out a bit.
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- Dollars and Sesne – Bob Dorough & Friends
- I Don’t Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sisters
- Step On – Happy Mondays
- Blue Jean – David Bowie
- Baby, Hold On – Eddie Money
- For a Few Dollars More – Ennio Morricone & Terranova
- Newjack – Justice
- Forever – Walter Meego
- El Movimiento – Alla
- Money (In God We Trust) – Extreme
- Big Fat Money – Van Halen
- Faith – Limp Bizkit
- Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love) – The Ramones
- Halloween Parade – Sleep Out
- William, It Was Really Nothing – The Smiths
- Transmission – Joy Division
- With Plenty of Money and You – Tony Bennett & Count Basie
- Mo Money Mo Problems – The Notorious B.I.G.
- Straight Out the Jungle – Jungle Brothers
- Debra – Beck
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I’m not Casey Kasum, but I’m taking Long Distance Dedications from you, the listeners, this Valentine’s Day.
Music from Otis Redding, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Marvin Gaye, Eric Clapton, Sleep Out, Rufus Wainwright, Donovan, Prince, The Magnetic Fields, Pink Floyd, Justin Currie, Aerosmith, Meat Loaf, Guns ‘n’ Roses and Pat Benetar.
- My Lover’s Prayer – Otis Redding
- Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight and the Pips
- You’re All I Need to Get By – Marvin Gaye
- Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
- In Memory Of… – Sleep Out
- The Tower of Learning – Rufus Wainwright
- Aye My Love – Donovan
- If I Was Your Girlfriend – Prince
- The Book of Love – The Magnetic Fields
- Mudmen – Pink Floyd
- Walking Through You – Justin Currie
- I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
- Rock and Roll Dreams Come True – Meat Loaf
- November Rain – Guns ‘n’ Roses
- We Belong – Pat Benetar
A couple of other things of note this post:
If you’re interested, we have a mailing list you can join to discuss playlists, make requests, talk about how we put together shows and even tell us how to improve the shows, as well as participate in shows like this where you, the listener, can participate. If you’re interested, please sign up at http://groups.google.com/group/radio-gen1us
Likewise, with four contributing DJs on the podcast, we’re always looking forward to getting hooked onto new sounds, so if you have a show in mind, get on the list and we’ll be happy to coach you or even do a call-in where we mix it up with you. The point is, if you like what we’re doing and you think it can be even better, please give us a shout!
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Insomnia after a decent mid-afternoon nap and a good weekend meeting new friends brings you an eclectic mix from the likes of Lily Allen, William Shatner and Ben Folds, Röyksopp, Chemical Brothers, Alexkid, Mos Def, Smashing Pumpkins, Damian Marley, Moonbabies, Serge Gainsbourg, Matisyahu, Super Furry Animals, Broadcast, Neil Finn & Friends, Donovan, Sheila E., The Streets, Crowded House, A Tribe Called Quest and my local fave, Sleep Out.
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