The Full Catastrophe – Playlist 11th April 2009

In TFC on April 11, 2009 at 12:51 pm

A long weekend Saturday and what a fab way to spend it.  Footy in the arvo at the wonderfully real North Port Oval, then stuff and nonsense with the weekly wireless thingo. Here’s what you may or may not have heard with some value-adding! And don’t forget to have a look at the TFC Link of the Day page.  There are some belters there at the moment…

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for…


That Mellow Saxophone – Roy Montrell

Man this a song that gets feet tapping and hand jives going!  Have a look at 2 performances: here from what looks like a dodgy UK daytime TV show in the 80s and here from very much NOT the UK.

You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate

The New Ashmolean – Johnny Mercer

Almost Like Being In Love/This Can’t Be Love – Rufus Wainwright

Turning  Japanese – The Vapors

Car Handcuffs – Steve Martin

Before he made good movies then very crappy movies, Steve Martin was the “wild & crazy guy” who was a comedy sensation. This track is a reminder of that talent.

Musical Cabbage #2 The Ting Tings

Great DJ

We Walk

Traffic Light

The Ting Tings are Katie White and Jules De Martino. They say they’re members of “an unintentional band”.  Katie and Julesbring a splendid irreverence to contemporary music.  As I said the other week on-air, if anyone doubts that wit no longer exists in music they should listen to this lot! They say they love making music and it certainly shines through.

This is what  Katie said of the group’s style: “A few people have mentioned the childlike, singalong quality in our songs. I think it’s because my voice isn’t too high or too low, and the lyrics have that chanty quality, so anyone can sing along to them. Or maybe we’ve just got the brains of four-year-olds!” The Ting Tings The Ting Tings were voted #3 on the BBC’s ‘Top 10 To Watch In 2008’ and they are still on the way up. Hear them playing a live set for US public radio.

Greg The Stop Sign – TISM

The Nearness Of You – Norah Jones

My Funny Valentine – Chet Baker

Progress – John O’May, Martin Croft & Mark Jones

Here Comes The Sun – Melbourne Gay & Lesbian Youth Chorus

The Most Beautiful Girl In The Room – Flight Of The Conchords

Sexy and very funny kiwis…I love them. The song is spot on and the theme is a familiar one to anyone who has spent the odd half a lifetime in bars!  Watch the video here

Right  Back Where We Started From – Maxine Nightingale


Gwyliwch Y Ferch – Sian James

A sultry number with the full orchestral works. Doesn’t matter what the lingo is: a good song is a good song! This is a folk song with a big band/film noir treatment – magnificent/gwych

Into The Valley – The Skids

Scots punks from Dunfermline…ah the late 70s and early 80s!

Red River Valley – Garrison Keilor & Jearlyn Steele

Cool Water – Sons Of The Pioneers

A classic from the wild west.  As the SOPs sing you can almost smell the beans ccooking, the coffee boiling and the chaps……….. Nurse the screens.

You’re So Vain – Chocolate Starfish

Bet She’s Not Your Girlfriend – Pet Shop Boys 

Midnight – Fargetta


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