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Sep 21, 2020

A happy pop song with brilliant musical choices from an anti-pop band, and some gutsy, inventive reimaginings. Just Like Heaven, originally by The Cure, covered by Dinosaur Jr., and by Kat Edmonson.

Outro music is My Heart Will Go On, by Kenny G. Seriously, stick around for it.


Sep 14, 2020

A brilliant song by a musical giant, overshadowed by a fantastic cover, and the passing of a genuine musical pioneer. This week is a lot, but we look at Hard to Handle, originally by Otis Redding, covered by The Black Crowes, and by Gov't Mule with Toots Hibbert.

Outro music is Do The Reggay by Toots and the Maytals....


Sep 7, 2020

A foundational song by a foundational folk artist, international controversy, and prescient TV producers who know just what's needed. Peace Train, originally by Cat Stevens, covered by 10,000 Maniacs, and by Richie Havens.

Outro music is In the Still of the Night by Debbie Gibson, from a certain TV show that will make...


Aug 31, 2020

A brilliantly experimental song by a band bent on maximum experimentation, Canadian calypso, and a cello make for a great week. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), originally by The Talking Heads, covered by Arcade Fire, and by The Lumineers. 

 

Outro Music is Rubber Duckie by Ernie.


Aug 24, 2020

America's most impactful vocal band, a teen sensation who probably dreamed of being Danny Bonaduce, and a carload of Scottish punks. Must be Surfing' USA, originally by The Beach Boys, covered by Leif Garrett, and by The Jesus & Mary Chain.

Outro music is Mother by Danzig.