Session #17 – 28 July 2017 – Theme: Utterly Random

The plan this week was to include music by a band found on twitter: HPKNS. With a grungy sound and vicious guitar riffs, I found their style to suit the mood when I am editing lots of photographs. So I tweeted them a request for a CD and permission to play on radio. They were only too obliging. Unfortunately the CD won’t play on my computer. Working on that issue for next week. Sorry guys!

So I settled for an utterly random selection including a lot of songs in my ever-growing database that even I hadn’t spent time to listen fully!

Some songs were chosen to show a friend that not all rap-songs are bad. In fact, a lot have made their way into the top 40 mix across the world. Can you pick them?

My U2 Books

  • Flame Trees – Sarah Blasko
  • Sunshine on a Rainy Day – Christine Anu
  • Sunny Road – Emiliana Torrini
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2

Songs / Sneaker-Advert

  • Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
  • How Many Suns – Wicked Beat Sound System
  • Elevation – U2

Songs / Sneaker-Advert

  • Boredom – Grinspoon
  • Runaway – Galantis
  • Chase the Sun – Planet Funk
  • Vertigo – U2

Songs

  • We’re in Heaven – DJ Sammy
  • If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keyes

News / Promo / Weather

  • A Whiter Shade of Pale – Annie Lennox
  • One – U2

Songs / Sneaker-Advert

  • Gone – Bebe Rexha
  • Saltwater – Chicanea TEN MINUTE song. Stopped at 4 minutes.
  • This is the Time – Billy Joel
  • Wild Thing – Tone Loc
  • Let’s Get Retarded – Black Eyed PeasThought I had ‘Let’s Get it Started’. #facepalm
  • Don’t Change – Grinspoon

Songs / Sneaker-Advert

  • Doing It – Charli XCX
  • California – Dr Dre
  • Missing – Everything But the Girl
  • Outa My Head – Spiderbait

Songs / Advert / Sneaker-Advert

  • Virtual Insanity – Jamiroquai
  • I Want To – Wicked Beat Sound System
  • This Year – The Mountain Goats
  • This Love – Maroon Five

Songs / Sneaker-Advert

  • Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me – Elton John
  • And So It Goes – Billy Joel
  • Wish You Well – Bernard Fanning
  • Two More Years – Blok Party

Songs / Advert

  • Just a Girl – No Doubt
  • Feel Good Inc – Gorillaz
  • Electric Feel – MGMT
  • Oh Yeah – End of Fashion

Songs

  • What a Wonderful Man – My Morning Jacket
  • Do-Do’s and Wa-Wa’s – Kiss Chasey
  • I Was Only 19 – Herd
  • All the Money or The Simple Life – The Dandy Warhols

Outro at 1.05pm

What is the ‘Sneaker Advert’?
During my set I tried to sell the shoes I was wearing – green Converse AllStars. I was selling for three reasons:

  1. To see what my chances were of getting nice hot flat-white coffee delivered to the station,
  2. To sell them to someone whose feet they would fit better,
  3. And maybe to determine the demographic of my listeners.

Eating AloneAlas, it was all in vain, it didn’t happen. On the upside, an idea was born – and agreed upon.
We will auction the cooking skills of our commander & chief, Gethin Creagh.
This project will happen soon.

Thanks for listening to my show, it was a great morning!

PostScript: Anyone else notice how much U2 I manage to include in my weekly playlists? It should come as no surprise that I am a big fan of U2!

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Session #16 – 21 July 2017 – Theme: Water

Dieing MomentsThis weeks theme has been most of the weather for us since moving to Kangaroo Island: Wet.

Eight songs in I play ‘Four Seasons in One Day’ by Crowded House: This is how it can be most days in winter. The sun comes out for a while in the morning after a night of torrential rain, then at midday the clouds return for an afternoon downpour.

Each of the songs I have chosen have a word in the title that I found befitting of the theme. Thankfully most are upbeat and morose!

Station ID & Intro: 10.01am

  • Set Fire to the RainAdele
  • Into the Ocean – Evermore
  • Refuge (When It’s Cold Outside) – John Legend
  • Winter Song – Crash Test Dummies

Songs

  • Early Morning RainElvis Presley
  • River Runs Red – Midnight Oil
  • Bow RiverCold Chisel
  • Four Seasons in One Day – Crowded House

Songs / Advert

  • Fire and RainJames Taylor
  • A Day Without RainEnya
  • Love is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
  • God Moving Over the Face of the WatersMoby

Songs

  • Let the Rain Come Down – Toni Childs

News / Promo / Weather

  • River Deep Mountain High – Ike and Tina Turner
  • Many Rivers to Cross – Jimmy Cliff
  • Life’s a BeachThe Whitlams

Songs

  • Baby It’s Cold Outside – Tom Jones
  • Islands in the StreamThe Bee Gees
  • Smoke on the WaterDeep Purple
  • Walk to the WaterU2

Songs

  • Waterfront – Simple Minds
  • Watermark – Enya
  • Walking in the RainThe Ronettes
  • Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks

Songs / Advert

  • Take Me to the River Annie Lennox
  • Right as RainAdele
  • Sunshine on a Rainy Day – Christine Anu
  • Winter Wonderland – Aretha Franklin

Songs

  • Ride Across the RainDire Straits
  • Take Me to the RiverAl Green
  • Bridge Over Troubled WaterArt & Gunfunkel
  • You Don’t Miss Your WaterCraig David

Songs / Advert

  • Island Girl – Elton John
  • Only Happy When it RainsGarbage
  • Surf‘s Up Tonight – Midnight Oil
  • Over the OceanThe Beatles

Songs

  • November RainGuns & Roses
  • By The Rivers Dark – Leonard Cohen
  • The River of Dreams – Billy Joel
  • Cold Shoulder – Adele
  • Who’ll Stop the RainCreedance Clearwater Revival

Songs <– this means I told my audience the name & artist of last four songs, plus a little information about the band.

End: 1.02pm

Thankfully it is not wet all year long on Kangaroo Island. In the spring and summer both locals and tourists relish in the beautiful landscape, beaches and many places to see and do across Kangaroo Island.

Within the next few weeks I will be playing my ‘Sunshine‘-themed playlist.

Listen out for it on your radio (for locals) or livestream on the internet (at http://www.5kixfm.xyz )

Thanks for Listening!

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Session #15 – 14 July 2017 – Theme: 1987 Hits

POPROCK - 1957-2017
60 Years of PopRock, 1957-2017, presented by Stephen Mitchell, on 5KIxFM Community Radio, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island http://www.5kixfm.xyz

 I finally compiled a ‘Hit Songs of 1987’ playlist, and played them on air last Friday! Previously I have played songs written or released in the year of choice. But this time I went for major hits only. This way I could enjoy a full range of eclectic music!

It’s probable you know a song that I should have played. The 1980’s had millions of great songs that were hits – so I couldn’t include them all.

If you want me to play your favourite songs, leave a comment on this article or on twitter or the 5KIxFM facebook page – and I will play it next Friday morning!

In 1957 I played Little Richard, in 1967 the Carpenters, in 1977 the BeeGees. In 1987 Tiffany and Wang Chung were amongst the great hits of the year. Even Linda Rondstadt made it to the top 100!

Here are the songs I played. For want of another word, enjoy!


Station Introduction / Theme Information

[10.00 AM]

  • Funky Town – Pseudo Echo
  • Fight for your Right to Party – Beastie Boys
  • With or Without You – U2
  • La Bamba – Los Lobos

Station ID / Names of songs played / Advert

  • Right on Track – The Breakfast Club
  • Everybody have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung
  • Take on Me – Aha
  • Break-Out – Swing out Sister

Station ID / Songs

  • Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi
  • To Be A Lover – Billy Idol
  • Have You Ever Fallen in Love – Fine Young Cannibals
  • Hip to be Square – Huey Lewis and the News

Station ID / Songs

  • I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany
  • Alone – Heart
  • In Too Deep – Genesis

STOP [11.00 AM]

News / Advert / Weather

START [11.05 AM]

  • Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi

Station ID / Songs

Station ID / Songs

  • I’ve Had the Time of my Life – Bill Medley / Jennifer Warne
  • C’est Le Vie – Robbie Nevill
  • Causing a Commotion – Madonna
  • Mony Money – Billy Idol

Station ID / Songs

  • Midnight Blue – Lou Gramm
  • Keep Your Hands to Yourself – Georgia Satellite
  • Nothing is Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship
  • Big Time – Peter Gabriel

Station ID / Songs / Advert

  • Don’t Mean Nothing – Richard Marx
  • I Can’t Stop Loving You – Michael Jackson
  • I Still Haven’t Found What I am Looking for – U2
  • Someday – Glass Tiger

Station ID / Songs

  • I Heard a Rumor – Bananarama
  • Lean on Me – Club Nouveau
  • Stand by Me – Ben E King
  • Mr Brownstone – Guns&Roses
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Station ID / Songs / Intro to next DJ

  • Shakedown – Bob Seger
  • Johnny Come Home – Fine Young Cannibals
  • Shake You Down – Gregory Abbott
  • The One I Love – REM
  • You Keep Me Hanging on Kim Wilde

STATION OUTRO

END [1.02 PM]

and I never had time to lip-sync to ..

  • Somewhere Out There – Linda Ronstadt

It was fun to receive texts from friends my age who enjoyed reliving their teenage years! I hope you all enjoyed the morning with me, and my selections continue to liven your Friday mornings! Cheers, Hear from me next Friday!

Session #14 – 30 June 2017 – Theme: For Your Listening Pleasure

Intro at 10.05am

  • Do it Now – Mashd N Kutcher
  • Astral Boy – Killing Heidi (LIVE)
  • Funhouse – Pink
  • Sweetest Thing – U2

Songs / Station ID

  • Elastic Heart – Sia
  • Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
  • Are we the Waiting – Green Day – FAULTY, STOPPED after 1 minute
  • Stuck in a Moment – U2
  • Cone – Bebe Rexha
  • Papa Don’t Preach – Madonna

Songs / Station ID / Advert

  • Young Americans – David Bowie
  • Vertigo – U2
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • I Love Rock’n’Roll – Joan Jett
  • Song 2 – Blur
  • Where the Streets Have No Name – U2

News & Weather at 11 am
Advert

  • Hold my Hand – Jess Glynne
  • Sweet Dreams are made of This – Eurythmics
  • Paper in Fire – John Mellencamp
  • Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own – U2

Songs / Station ID / Advert

  • Want to Want Me – Jason Derulo
  • Strong Enough – Sheryl Crow
  • The World I Know – Collective Soul
  • Desire – U2

Songs / Station ID

  • Running – Galantis
  • Ironic – Alanis Morrissette
  • Mmm Bop – Hanson
  • Bad – U2

Songs / Station ID / Advert

  • Doin’t It – Charli XCX
  • So What – Pink
  • Running – Evermore
  • No Line on the Horizon – U2

Songs / Station ID / Advert

  • Greek Tragedy – The Wombats
  • One Way or Another – Blondie
  • Devil Inside – INXS
  • City of Blinding Lights – U2

Songs / Station ID

  • Shut Up – Black Eyed Peas
  • Epic – Faith No More
  • I’ll Go Crazy if I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight – U2
  • Sun Goes Down – Robin Schulz

Outro at 1.02pm

Session 13 – 23 June 2017 – Theme: THE

If you cannot see why the theme is ‘THE’, have a read of all the band names.


  • 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
  • All You Zombies – The Hooters
  • Love Her Madly – The Doors
  • Blow up The Pokies – The Whitlams

Songs / Station ID

  • We Got to get Out of this Place – The Animals
  • California Girls – The Beach Boys
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go Now – The Clash
  • Hotel California – The Eagles

Songs / Station ID / Advert

  • Then He Kissed me – The Crystals
  • Lola – The Kinks
  • Jumping Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
  • My Generation – The Who

Songs / Station ID

  • Penny Lane – The Beatles
  • Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones
  • You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  • Pleasure and Pain – The Divinyls

Station ID / News / Weather

  • Bright Lights, Big City – The Animals
  • The Weight – The Band
  • Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
  • A Hard Days Night – The Beatles

Songs / Station ID

  • Get Back – The Beatles
  • With a Little Help from my Friends – The Beatles
  • Mr Tambourine Man – The Byrds
  • Da Do Ron Ron – The Crystals

Songs / Station ID

  • Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters
  • Wake Up Little Susie – The Everley Brothers
  • No Aphrodisiac – The Whitlams
  • Baby O’Riley – The Who

Songs / Station ID

  • You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones
  • Laugh in their Faces – The Whitlams
  • Complete Control – the Clash

Outro

Session 12 – 16 June 2017 – Theme: Exercise

From my now-very-large-collection of music, I picked through them for anything that had ‘walk, run, dance’ and variations on the theme of exercise. None of them could actually be used during an exercise session, yet it was amazing to discover how many songs suggested exercise.


Intro

  • Born to RunBruce Springsteen
  • Carry on DancingSavage Garden
  • I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
  • PushMatchbox 20

Station ID / Songs

  • Shake Rattle Roll Flip Flop Fly – Elvis Presley
  • River Runs Red – Midnight Oil
  • Walk this Way – Aerosmith
  • Push It- Salt&Pepper

Station ID / Songs / Advert

  • Walking the Witch – Kate Bush (not what I expected!)
  • Walk On – U2
  • Break On Through – The Doors
  • RunawayPink

Station ID / Songs

  • Velcro FlyZZ Top
  • Walk on By – Dionne Warwick
  • Walking by Myself – Gary Moore
  • RunawayDel Shannon (half, cut by news at 11am)

News / Weather Advert / Weather

  • Running on Empty – Jackson Browne
  • Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
  • Breaking Glass – David Bowie
  • RunawayDell Shannon (full this time)

News / Weather Advert / Weather

  • Walk to the Water – U2
  • Walk this Way – Run DMC
  • Shakers and MoversMidnight Oil
  • RunningEvermore

Station ID / Songs

  • Don’t Go Breaking my Heart – Elton John
  • I’ll Fly Away – Aretha Franklin
  • Break Me Shake Me – Savage Garden
  • Walk of Life – Dire Straits

Station ID / Songs / Advert

  • You’ll Never Walk Alone – Elvis Presley
  • Run Through the Jungle – Creedance Clearwater Revival
  • Walking in the Sand – The Shangrilas
  • Walking in the Rain – The Ronettes

Station ID / Songs

  • Ticket to RideThe Beatles
  • I Believe I Can FlyR Kelly
  • Locomotion – Kylie Minogue
  • Learning to FlyPink Floyd

Station ID / Songs / Advert

  • Run Around Sue – Dion
  • Walking on the Sun – Smash Mouth

Advert

  • 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
  • Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed

Station ID / Songs

  • Jumping Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
  • Run to Paradise – The Choir Boys
  • Running up that Hill – Kate Bush
  • Save the last Dance for Me – The Drifters
  • Nowhere to RunMartha Reeves

Outro

Session #10 – 26 May 2017 – Theme: 1977

POPROCK - 1957-2017
60 Years of Pop Rock 1957-2017

As I said TWO weeks ago, today is all songs from 1977.

What a decade the 70’s were?! Remember… oh yeah, I was only 8 years old in ’77… I don’t remember any music. In fact, most of the music I am playing today I heard on the radio many many years later. Thanks Dad!

Let’s jump straight into it…


A few weeks ago, just before I was going to air, I heard that Chris Cornell of Sound Garden had unfortunately committed suicide. So I have had these two songs ready to play for him since then:

  • Black Hole Sun – Sound Garden
  • Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel

Station Intro / Reminder that nearly all the songs today were first released in 1977.

  • Walk this Way – Aerosmith
  • Sheena is a Punk Rocker – The Ramones
  • Just Like Fire Wood – The Saints
    • I told you this was 1977 to see who was listening. After it played, I told my listeners it was actually released in 1986.
  • Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel
  • The Boys are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy

Advert / Station Intro

  • Cold as Ice – Foreigner
  • Knowing Me, Knowing You – ABBA
  • The Passenger – Iggy Pop

News / Advert / Weather

  • White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
  • My Mistake – Split Enz
  • I’m Blown Away – Joan Baez
  • The Sounds of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel
  • Hold Onto The Night – Starz
  • You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  • I’m Blown Away – Joan Baez
    • Yes, I may have played this a second time! Did anyone notice?
  • Mr Blue Sky – ELO

Advert / Station ID

  • All By Myself – Eric Carmen
  • Dancing Queen – ABBA
  • Love and Other Bruises – Air Supply
  • Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Last Four Songs / Advert / Station ID

  • Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
  • Roll with the Changes – REO Speedwagon

Advert / Station ID

  • She’s Not There – Santana

Station ID

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
  • The Blues had a Baby and called it Rock & Roll – Muddy Waters

Last Four Songs / Advert

  • Give a Little Bit – Supertramp
  • Heroes – David Bowie
  • Cum on Feel the Noize – Slade
  • Am I Ever gonna See Your Face Again? – The Angels
  • Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – The Animals
  • Nights in White Satin – Moody Blues
POPROCK - 1957-2017
60 Years of PopRock, 1957-2017, played every Friday morning, 10am till midday, by Stephen Mitchell, on 5KIxFM Community Radio, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island http://www.5kixfm.xyz

Last Six Songs / Station ID

  • We Gotta Get Out of this Place – The Animals
  • Get a Grip on Yourself – The Stranglers
  • When I Need You – Leo Sayer
  • Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
  • House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
  • End of the Line – Traveling Wilburies

... and about 7 more songs were played – but that short list must have fallen from my pocket on the way home. Drat.