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 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 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

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Session #8 – 5.May.2017 – Theme: 1967

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

 This was my pre-written script for this morning. I didn’t say it word-for-word, but I did try. Never a good idea.

Good morning to everyone on Kangaroo Island, in Adelaide, and around the world!

The 1960’s, as some may remember, had a lot of newcomer’s putting amazing vocals, guitar-riffs and diverse lyrics into their music. Yet SO many of these people were producing hit tunes that told us what the decade was going through, and how they hoped it all worked out.

Today I have collected music for only one year that decade – 1967. Two years before I was born, 1967 was the year many amazing songs were released. Baby-boomers (my parents generation!) would have had many of them on vinyl records and in their staple radio diet.

Enjoy my playlist. May it bring back memories of your youth, or make you want to sing along, or strum along on your air-guitar!

  • The Young Rascals – Groovin
  • Lulu – To Sir With Love
  • The Box Tops – The Letter
  • The Association – Windy
  • The Doors – Light My Fire
  • The Turtles – Happy Together

Happy now? Did that selection light your fire? Or was it too windy? Did you see what I did there? Maybe not. The FIRST SIX songs today were: (AS ABOVE). Now do you see what I did there. Never mind.

<station advert>. Let’s get groovy…

  • The Music Explosion – Little Bit O’ Soul
  • Tommy James & The Shondells – I Think We’re Alone Now
    NOTE: Recognise that tune? Yes, Tiffany did an interesting rendition way back in 1987. I’ll save it for that collection!
  • Stevie Wonder – I Was Made To Love Her (Extended Version)
    NOTE: Stevie was 16 when he recorded this. MoTown signed him when he was 11 years old!

The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE) / <station advert>

  • Arthur Conley – Sweet Soul Music
  • The Soul Survivors – Expressway To Your Heart
  • The Rolling Stones – Ruby Tuesday
  • Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth

The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE). / <station advert>
Like listening to these hippy 60’s tunes? Then follow us on Facebook, leave a comment, and tell us where you are in the world. Because we all need…

  • Jefferson Airplane – Somebody To Love
  • Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
  • The Happenings – I Got Rhythm
    FYI: I asked on Facebook if anyone knew this 1977 version. Appeared not. But one friend got the tune stuck in her head for the rest of the day!)
  • Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
    NOTE: “We skipped the light fandango, turned cartwheels ‘cross the floor” … Lyrics like this come once in a lifetime. Oh, The band name ‘Procol Harum’ was named after a breed of cat.
  • The Hollies – On A Carousel
  • The 5th Dimension – Up, Up And Away
    Q: Who can remember which Australian airline used this song in their television advertising?
    A: TAA, a long gone Australian airline that I remember flying on in my youth. Listen here

<NEWS AND WEATHER> / LAST SIX songs were: (AS ABOVE) / <station advert>

  • The Cowsills – The Rain, The Park & Other Things
  • The Buckinghams – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  • The Seekers – Georgy Girl
  • The Monkees – A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You
  • The Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin’

Wow, you know we are getting old when Georgy Girl is now fifty years old!
The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE) / <station advert>

  • The Grass Roots – Let’s Live For Today
  • Booker T & The MG’s – Groovin’
    NOTE: Recognise the tune? Yep, this was the first song in my playlist today, by The Young Rascals. Sounds a lot different without any lyrics!
  • Wilson Pickett – Funky Broadway
  • Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit

The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE) / <station advert>

  • Sonny and Cher – The Beat Goes On
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  • Peter Paul & Mary — I Dig Rock And Roll Music
  • The Five Americans – Western Union

 I had no more songs in my playlist after this, my timing was out by 10minutes. No matter, I winged it from here … and it worked out perfectly!

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Every Friday morning, 10am till 1pm, Presented by Stephen Mitchell, on 5KIx FM 90.7 Community Radio, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island.
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Wow, what an eclectic mix of music I have played for you today! The LAST FOUR songs today were: (AS ABOVE).

As it is Friday, the last few songs are apt – yet not from 1977. I am sure you can pick them…

  • The Chiffons – One Fine Day
  • The EasyBeats – Friday on My Mind
  • Stevie Wright – Friday on My Mind
  • Wendy Matthews – Friday’s Child

SESSION OUTRO and station advert:
Thanks for listening to Radio 5KIX, FM 90.7, Kangaroo Island Community Radio this Friday morning from wherever you are in the world.

See you next Friday, 10.00am till midday – playing songs from 1977!

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