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 11 – 9.June.2016

Intro

  • Polyester Girl – Regurgitator
  • Beautiful Day – U2
  • Funky Town – Lipps Inc
  • Purple Rain – Prince
  • I Still Haven’t Found What I Am Looking For – U2

Station ID \ Songs

  • Hey Ya – Outkast
  • La Bamba – Richie Valens
  • You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – ??
  • You Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

Station ID \ Songs \ Advert

  • American Pie – Don McLean
  • Get Up & Jump – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Beasts of Burden – Rolling Stones
  • The Boys Light Up – Australian Crawl

Station ID \ Songs

  • Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple
  • And She Was – Talking Heads
  • People Get Ready – The Impressions

News & Weather (Fiasco!)

Station ID \ Songs

  • Return of the Mack – Mark Morrison
  • Where’s Your Head At? – Basement Jaxx
  • Scooby Snacks – Fun Lovin’ Criminals
  • Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
  • Clint Eastwood – Gorrillaz

Station ID \ Songs

  • When I See Your Smile – Bad English
  • Buddy Holly – Weezer
  • Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
  • Earth Angel – The Penguins

Station ID \ Songs

  • Underground – Ben Folds Five
  • Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own – U2

Advert

  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus

Station ID \ Songs

  • Better Days – Robbie Williams
  • White Room – Cream
  • Surrender – Cheap Trick
  • The Boys of Summer – Don Henley

Station ID \ Songs

  • Don’t Dream it’s Over – Neil Finn
  • Drive – The Cars
  • Getting Away With It – James
  • Peaches – The Presidents of USA

Station ID \ Songs \ Advert

  • Little Red Corvette – Prince
  • Green Onions – Booker T and the MG’s
  • Only Wanna Be With You – Hootie and the Blowfish

Outro

THREE Hours of PopRock Every Friday Morning!

I asked for another hour!  Because, it’s true, I am enjoying myself. I’ve gotten the hang of it all. There’s still more to learn, but I am truly enjoying myself.

You’re all enjoying it too. Right?

Keep listening to me on 5KIxFM Radio, Kingscote Kangaroo Island, every Friday morning, 10am till 1pm, three hours of PopRock to WakeUp everyone!

Thanks Gethin and Mike for believing in me!

PS: I am not being egotistical, not at all, I am just truly happy to be given this opportunity. When I saw it advertised as a volunteer job, I was truly amazed nobody else taking it. Any skill learnt is a skill gained, plus another job on my CV and my Bucket List.

Session #3 – 3.March.2017

R&R Drummer with Drumsticks
Every Friday morning, 10am till 1pm, Presented by Stephen Mitchell, on 5KIx FM 90.7 Community Radio, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island.
Live stream at http://www.5kixfm.xyz

Choosing a theme this week was easy.

HINT: Many of the selection originated from New Zealand, yet have been adopted by us as our own.

Ok, that’s the best hint I can give. I am sure you can work it out. Nevertheless, I will reveal the theme in my next post!

  • Accidentally Kelly Street – Frente
  • All Out Of Love – Air Supply
  • Am I Ever Gonna Seek Your Face Again – The Angels
  • April Sun In Cuba – Dragon
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
  • Back To The Wall – The Divinyls
  • Big Mistake – Natalie Imbruglia
  • Bitter Tears – INXS
  • Black Fingernails, Red Wine – Eskimo Joe
  • Blow Up The Pokies – The Whitlams
  • Bow River – Cold Chisel
  • Boys In Town – The Divinyls
  • Buses And Trains – Bachelor Girl
  • Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue
  • Catch My Disease – Ben Lee
  • Chains – Tina Arena
  • Chase That Feeling – Hilltop Hoods
  • Cool World – Mondo Rock
  • Creepin’ Up Slowly – Taxiride
  • Deeper Water – Deadstar
  • Don’t Call Me Baby – Madison Avenue
  • Don’t Hold Back – The Potbelleez
  • Dumb Things – Paul Kelly And The Coloured Girls
  • Eagle Rock – Daddy Cool
  • Electric Blue – Icehouse
  • Fall Of Rome (AUS Version) – James Reyne
  • Fall Of Rome (USA Version) – James Reyne
  • Foreign Land – Eskimo Joe
  • Forever – The Veronicas
  • Forgotten Years – Midnight Oil
  • Friday On My Mind – The Easy Beats
  • Get Set – Taxiride
  • Great Southern Land – Icehouse
  • Hammerhead – James Reyne
  • Heaven (Must Be There) – Eurogliders
  • Help Is On Its Way – Little River Band
  • Holy Grail – Hunters And Collectors
  • Horror Movie – Skyhooks
  • Howzat – Sherbet
  • I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore – The Divinyls
  • I Want You – Savage Garden
  • Inescapable – Jessica Mayboy
  • Instinct – Crowded House
  • Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
  • Joker And The Thief – Wolfmother
  • Jukebox In Siberia – Skyhooks
  • Khe Sanh – Cold Chisel
  • Like It Like That – Guy Sebastion
  • Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young
  • Love Song – Amiel
  • Make Out Alright – The Divinyls
  • Mascara – Killing Heidi
  • Mouth – Merril Bainbridge
  • My Happiness – Powderfinger
  • My Island Home – Christine Anu
  • My Island Home – Warumpi Band
  • My People – The Presets
  • No Action – Eurogliders
  • No Lies – Noiseworks
  • Not Pretty Enough – Kasey Chambers
  • Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight – The Models
  • Pineapplehead – Crowded House
  • Polyster Girl – Regurgitator
  • Rain – Dragon
  • Reckless – Australian Crawl
  • Run To Paradise – The Choir Boys
  • Scar – Missy Higgins
  • Science Fiction – The Divinyls
  • Send Me An Angel – Real Life
  • Sleeping Beauty (Extended Mix) – The Divinyls
  • Somebody That I Used To Know – Goyte
  • Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia) – Gangajang
  • Spicks And Specks – The Bee Gees
  • Streets Of Your Town – The Go-Betweens
  • Sunshine – Evermore
  • The Boys Light Up – Australian Crawl
  • The Horses – Daryl Braithwaite
  • The Loved One – INXS
  • The Real Thing – Russell Morris
  • Thunderstruck – ACDC
  • To Her Door – Paul Kelly
  • Treaty – Yothu Yindi
  • True Blue – John Williamson
  • Tuckers Daughter – Ian Moss
  • UFO – Sneaky Sound System
  • Unbreakable – Evermore
  • Under The Milky Way – The Church
  • Universe – Savage Garden
  • Us Forces – Midnight Oil
  • Voice of Reason – Noiseworks
  • Voodoo Child – Rogue Traders
  • What About Me – Moving Pictures
  • What You Need – INXS
  • What’s My Scene – Hoodoo Gurus
  • White Noise – The Living End
  • Who Listens To The Radio – The Sports
  • Wild One – Johnny Okeefe
  • You Don’t Care – Killing Heidi

I selected just shy of 100 songs – but only about 48 got played. Personally I think that is awesome. This is the full list.

Within the next few weeks I will be only adding the music I played.

Thanks for listening in to my session, stay tuned for next time!