Thursday, September 29, 2016

A Song For the 29th of the Month: "Loop 29” by Youngstar

Here's my salute to songs with numbers in them. Every day this month, I'll select a song with the number of the month in the title.

To celebrate the 29th day of the month, here’s a track from Youngstar called “Loop 29.” It’s part of a compilation album called Grime 2.0, Grime being a style of DIY electronica popular among young people in the UK.



What songs do you like with "Twenty Nine" in the title? Leave ideas in the comments!

The Million Year Trip (Vol. 62): Leaving You Far Behind...

Here’s the setlist that I played on my show on CHIRP Radio on Sunday September 25th....
  • Maserati - Living Cell (Rehumanizer)
  • Dr. Villock - Herrvon (Essential Acid Jazz)
  • The Eternals - Destroy the Body (Espiritu Zombi)
  • Atmosphere - Besos (Fishing Blues)
  • Hit School - The Way (Hit School)
  • Ian Sweet - 2soft2chew (Shapeshifter)
  • Anna von Hausswolff - Harmonica (Ceremony)
  • Percolator - Eye Contact (Man Is Not A Bird)
  • Freddy McGregor - Bobby Babylon (Bobby Babylon)
  • Maxi Priest - That Girl [featuring Shaggy] (Man With the Fun)
  • Res - Golden Boys (How I Do)
  • Wrekmeister Harmonies - Light Falls II: The Light Burns Us All (Light Falls)
  • Blank Dogs - Falling Back (Under and Under)
  • Dan Friel - Swarm (Total Folklore)
  • Lunatic Calm - Leave You Far Behind (Metropol)
  • Lust for Youth - New Boys (International)
  • Outrageous Cherry - Energy (Digital Age)
  • Psychic Twin - Stop in Time (Strange Diary)
  • Cate Le Bon - We Might Revolve (Crab Day)
  • Earth Girls - Don't Let Go (Wanderlust)
  • The Bell System - America Now (aka Darwin Lane)
  • Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials - Poor Man's Song (The Big Sound of Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials)
  • Art Tatum - I Cover The Waterfront (20th Century Piano Genius)
  • Valet - Nature (Nature)
  • Brice Woodall - Shake (Shake)
  • Ravi Shankar - Hollywood Dhun (In Hollywood, 1971)
We’ve just completed a fantastic Fall fundraising drive for the station. We raised over $22,000 - an all-time best! Thanks to everyone who contributed. Soon we hope to get word from the city of Chicago if they’ve approved our application to build the tower that will allow us to broadcast on FM107.1...stay tuned!

We’ve also got some great new articles up on the CHIRP Blog that were posted last week, including one I wrote: Top Five Underrated Musicians from Extremely Successful Rock Bands. Josh Friedberg, one of our great volunteers, also wrote a great post on Rediscovering Our Record Collections: Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life. You should read them!

I’ll be back on the air on Sunday, October 2nd from 2:00pm to 4:00pm Central Time with more music on CHIRP Radio!

Art Link: Grant Snider

art by Grant Snider

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A Song For the 28th of the Month: "28 Days” by U.S. Girls

Here's my salute to songs with numbers in them. Every day this month, I'll select a song with the number of the month in the title.

To celebrate the 28th day of the month, here’s a track from intriguing Canadian noise-Pop band U.S. Girls called “28 Days.”



What songs do you like with "Twenty Eight" in the title? Leave ideas in the comments!

Art Link: Nigel Bennet

art by Nigel Bennet

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Song For the 27th of the Month: "27” by Young Fathers

Here's my salute to songs with numbers in them. Every day this month, I'll select a song with the number of the month in the title.

To celebrate the 27th day of the month, here’s a track from expansive Hip-Hop artists Young Fathers, “27.”



What songs do you like with "Twenty Seven" in the title? Leave ideas in the comments!