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Archive for February 2015

Today on the VE....if you're new to the show, let's clear the air...it's all about records.  Any questions?  No? Good!  Turn it up.

Todd Snider: Vinyl Records

Reunion: Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)

Richie Family: Best Disco In Town

Glen Miller Orchestra: Juke Box Saturday Night

Joan Jett: I Love Rock & Roll

Kinks: Jukebox Music

Corrine Bailey Rae: Put Your Records On

Aerosmith: Big Ten Inch

Chuck Berry: Roll Over Beethoven

Sam Cooke: Having A Party

Elvis Costello: 45

The Alarm: 45 RPM

Gaslight Anthem: 45

Pearl Jam: Spin The Black Circle

Dead or Alive: You Spin me Round Like A Record

Genesis: Another Record

Ian Hunter: Old Records Never Die

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VE 259 2/20/15 For Leslie Gore

Leslie Gore: Maybe I Know

Joan Jett: You Don't Own Me

Wes Montgomery: California Nights

Leslie Gore: Judy's Turn To Cry (Italian Version)

Leslie Gore: It's My Party

Lou Reed: Romeo Had Julliet

Dire Straits: Romeo And Julliet

The Reflections: (Just Like) Romeo And Julliet

Steve Forbert: Romeo's Tune

Bob Dylan: Floater (Too Much To Ask)

Peggy Lee: Fever

Thin Lizzy: Romeo And The Lonely Girl

Blue Oyster Cult: Don't Fear The Reaper

Radiohead: Exit Music (For A Film)

Tchaikovsky: Romeo And Julliet Fantasy Overture (excerpt)

Today on the VE....Romeo or Julliet by any other name....still the most romantic story ever told. and those characters figure in many songs...I'll spin those Montague and Capulet-referencing records....and..a salute to a pop star who became an unlikely hero of feminism and same-sex relationships...a female teen idol who sang the heart of unrequited love..and occasional conquest. Remembering Leslie Gore.

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VE 258 2/13/15

White Arrows: We Can't Ever Die

Our Wild America: Zero Sum

Steely Dan: I Got The News

Rolling Stones: Yesterday's Papers

Don Covay: What's In The Headlines

Kinks: Did You See His Name?

Simon & Garfunkel: Silent Night/7 O'Clock News

John Fogerty: I Saw It On TV

Joe Jackson: Sunday Papers

Tom Paxton: Daily News

The Jam: News Of The World

Don Henley: Dirty Laundry

Genesis: Paperlate

Beatles: A Day In The Life

Today on the VE...well, this was the week that was if you follow journalism...three fabeld faces of the media....one forced out, one stepped down, one tragically cut short...Some songs to reflect on the role of the news media in our lives... Plus two Indie Spins bty deservin gartists who press their own records....California band White Arrows and New York band Our Wild America.

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Little Green Cars: Harper Lee

Charlie & Inez Foxx: Mockingbird

Grant Lee Buffalo: Mockingbirds

Mark Knophler: Beryl

Dire Straits: Lady Writer

The Monotones: The Book Of Love

Rockpile: When I Write The Book

Elvis Costello & The Attractions: Everyday I Write The Book

Green Day: Who Wrote Holden Caufield?

David Bowie: 1984

The Police: Don't Stand So Close To Me

Simon & Garfunkel: The Dangling Conversation

Loggins & Messina: House At Pooh Corner

Jefferson Airplane: White Rabbit

Ramones: Pet Semetary

Cream: Tales Of Brave Ulysses

The Beatles: Paperback Writer


Today on the VE: Welcome Back, Harper Lee! The literary world got a jolt this week with news that the 88 year old author of To Kill A Mockingbird has sanctioned the release of a long lost earlier work that will serve as a follow up to the groundbreaking novel of 55 years ago. Can we fill the pages of today's show with just songs of literary reference? Well, we'll start with a song called "Harper Lee" by Irish band Little Green Cars, and take it from there.

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