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You may have noticed my new radio station on the left. It's a nifty little thing that lets you listen to a blogger's selection of songs without having to download them or download a separate player. It's all right there in flash. Today's selection is a random one, taken from the first few songs that appeared on my playlist last night. I'm thinking themes, so suggest one for tonight's selection. It doesn't have to be a specific genre theme, get creative. I have 5,000 plus songs to choose from so even if you suggested the theme of quantum physics as a standard form of currency, I would be able to come up with a list. I know, that made no sense. It wasn't supposed to. I'll also take specific song/band requests providing you don't ask me to offer up something ridiculous like Skid Row.


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How about songs that make you laugh/smile?

How about songs that Michele would kill you for suggesting?

Nick Cave... Sublime... Clutch...

Lady, you rock!

Hmm..just opens a link. Doesn't do much. No sound. Hmm.. Suppose I could look around and figure out what to click on.
Nah. Only like classical music. Name of those tunes don't sound like Mozart to me.

Mmmmmmm, Nick Cave.

MTX, that reminds me, Dr Frank has his own blog in case you haven't seen it. It's pretty good.

Songs with titles that are palindromes.

Examples of palindromes are "radar" and "a man, a plan, a canal, Panama!"

The Clash: "Hate & War"
I've had the last verse running through my head all da ding dong day.

this radio thing is fantastic-wow. i have a music addiction and this is a killer way to hear songs i never heard before. like going to borders bookstore without leaving home. like the heavy stuff. just a great site you have. consider me a new follower.scott

Hmmm... you could do songs about stalkers.

Well, it's a couple of days late, but for a theme you could do a tie-in with Armed Forces Day.

Songs with a color in the title.
By the way, that feature ROCKS!! (pun fully intended).

The radio works and is excellent. I too would like to have some classical selections on it, however, given the wide variety of people who visit this blog, I am certain it would be impossible to create a play list that would truly satisfy everyone. I am just happy that now, when Michele talks about a specific song, she can put it on the radio play list for all to hear. I am a musical person so, for me, having only the lyrics is like having almost nothing. Now I can appreciate the music, which is the main way that I appreciate songs.

Just for the fun of it I will throw in some classical suggestions. Here are a couple of 20th Century classical works that should be better known:

Carl Nielsen, Symphony No. 4 (The Inextinguishable) Op.29 (FS 76)
A great symphony, lyrical, dramatic, exciting, and noble.

Karol Szymanowski, Stabat Mater, Op.53
A profoundly beautiful setting of the Polish translation of a Latin religious poem.

and for the English major who writes this blog, I must mention:

Samuel Barber, Dover Beach, Op. 3
A setting of Matthew Arnolds poem for baritone and string quartet. The music actually is good enough to do justice to this great poem.

Even if these suggestions do not appear on the radio, and I suspect that none of these entries are in the 5000 songs, do yourself a favor and take these suggestions seriously if you want to listen to or buy classical music that is off the beaten path.

Cover songs that are better than the originals:
Manford man and the Earth Band "Blinded by the Light"
Queen "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"

Reggae-esque songs by punk bands. (they all seem to get a bit of cash, vacation in Jamaica, and make (usually bad) reggae music for a year or so.
Anything off The Clash "Sandinista"

Songs to "freak" to... okay, maybe not.

Groovy new feature.

wow, someone else that likes Orgy, a rarity indeed

Love your radio, Michele.
I listened to them all, and to my surprise, I have heard them all and like several of them (I'm an old fart). I just didn't know the titles of the songs or the artists.



A nifty feature.

Never heard of a one of 'em. Who the hell are these bands and what the hell kind of "music" is this?

Totally cool feature! How's 'bout some Love & Rockets, something off of Earth Sun and Moon. Or The The, from Mind Bomb. That, or some vintage .... S-T-O-N-E-S!!!!!

How about:

Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)- Offspring

Kryptonite- 3 Doors Down