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Archive for June 2013

The first half of this show features a conversation with sound engineer Mario McNulty who was part of the team that put together David Bowie's acclaimed comeback album The Next Day.

Part 2 salutes the penultimate season of AMC's Mad Men with records featured throughout Season 6, all from 1968.

VE 180

David Bowie:

The Next Day

The Stars Are Out Tonight


Where Are We Now

Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra: Love is Blue

Sergio Mendes & The Brazil 66: Going Out Of My Head

Lou Johnson: Always Something There To Remind Me

Friend & Lover: Reach Out Of The Darkness

Mitch Ryder & The Detriot Wheels: Baby Jane

Mamas & The Papas: Words Of Love

Janis Joplin: Piece of My Heart

Blue Sandalwood Soap: Friends I Haven't Met Yet

Judy Collins: Both Sides Now

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VE 179 Summer Solstice

Miles Davis: Summertime

The Band: Time To Kill

XTC: Season Cycle

Ray La Montagne: For The Summer

B52s: June Bug

The Kinks: Wonderboy

Love: The Good Humor Man

Lovin Spoonful: Rain On the Roof

Small Faces: Itchycoo Park

Tony Bennett: Lazy Afternoon

Pink Floyd: Grantchester Meadows

Wilco: Sky Blue Sky

Oasis: Don't Look Back In Anger

Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town

Today on the VE--celebrating the summer solstice with songs to roll out the season

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Today on the VE

A salute to the magical rock and roll age of 17, with a reference in each song, and in tribute to the arrival in the northeast of the Peroidical Cicada, dormant for 17 years, now emerging in a late spring mating frenzy that is one of nature's weirdest spectacles. As are some of the songs on today's show.

Stevie Nicks: Edge Of Seventeen

Stray Cats: Sexy + 17

Jackson Browne: Running On Empty

Bruce Springsteen: The River

Sound Of Music Original Cast: Sixteen Going On Seventeen

Beatles: I Saw Her Standing There

ABBA: Dancing Queen

Kings Of Leon: Seventeen

Rod Stewart: Young Turks

Janis Ian: At Seventen

Frank Sinatra: It Was A Very Good Year

Jonathan Richman: Hey There Little Insect

Bob Dylan: Day of The Locusts

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Mona Lisa smiles, Mercury and Bowie's grace Under Pressure

Queen with David Bowie: Under Pressure

Queen: Message Of Love

David Bowie: Cat People

Kinks: Living On A Thin Line

John Wesley Harding: Like A Prayer

Jefferson Airplane: Pretty As You Feel

Grateful Dead: Eyes of the World

Marvin Gaye: Come Get To This

Michael Franks: Eggplant

Elton John: Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters

Bob Dylan: Visions Of Johanna

Nat Cole: Mona Lisa

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