Saturday, January 9, 2010

CHIRP Radio Playlist -- January 9, 2010

My unintended hiatus has been due to many factors. A big one is my involvement in the Chicago Independent Radio Project. We are trying to get a low power FM radio license to run a community music and arts station. While legislation that will allow for such a station in a large market like Chicago is winding its way through Congress, we are starting an Internet station that will launch on January 17, 2010.

We are in beta testing mode. My show will be on from 9 to noon (CST) on Saturdays. I did my first practice show. Here's my playlist:

Sparks – How Do I Get to Carnegie Hall?
Bee Gees – Mrs. Gillespie’s Refrigerator
The Clientele – Bonfires on the Heath
The Jesus Lizard – Pastoral
Cassandra Wilson – Strange Fruit
Air – Dirty Trip
Doleful Lions – Saturday Mansions
The Black Hollies – Look What You’ve Done
The Comsat Angels – My Mind’s Eye
The King Khan & BBQ Show – Tryin’
Morrissey – Tomorrow
Sally Timms – High Dosage
Jenn Grant – Sailing By Silverships
Tom Waits – What’s He Building
The Kingbury Manx – Well, Whatever
Goldfrapp – Happiness
Skyhooks – Mumbo Jumbo
Blitzen Trapper – Silver Moon
Tommy Keene – Realize Your Mind
The Ex – Time Flies
The House Of Love – Shine On
Oh My God – Volatile
Jay Reatard – Fluorescent Grey
K-os – 4 3 2 1
Andy Partridge – Extrovert
The Hollies – Have You Ever Loved Somebody
Everything But The Girl – Anytown
Lee Fields – Could Have Been
Shudder To Think (featuring John Doe) – Speed Of Love
Cave Singers – At The Cut
The Undertones – Everything But You
Grant Hart – 2541
Crystal Antlers – Andrew
cub – New York City
Camera Obscura – Careless Love
10 CC – Head Room
St. Vincent – The Bed
Deleted Wave Form Gatherings – Mental Balance Moment
The Ballroom – Would You Like To Go
Parts & Labor – Nowhere Nigh
Radiators – Million Dollar Hero (In a Five and Ten Cents Store)
Lifter Puller – Manpark
Mission of Burma – 1, 2, 3 Party!
Tubeway Army – Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
Bubblegum Lemonade – Here They Come


aaronemke said...

Excellent choice for the first song in your first "practice, man, practice."

Mike Bennett said...

That's exactly why I chose it.

Popville said...

Mike, Congratulations on launching the station on the intertubes. Hopefully the MHz version will be approved and on the air in twenty-ten.

- Michael C in San Jose

Slack-a-gogo said...

Skyhooks? Really? Does Chicago really need yet another station playing the Skyhooks?!?

That's a great setlist - fantastic job. Looking forward to when I can listen.