ThemeLounge #77 – Questions

Questions.
Questions.
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Why Questions? Why NOT, we say! And so this show features songs whose titles include one or more (!) question marks. We’ve picked out a bunch of incredible interrogative tunes, and there’s no Question in our mind that you’ll love every one. So dig in and enjoy some great music from Jules Shear, Better Than Ezra, The Tubes, Jonatha Brooke and more.

The theme for Show #78 will be Burn. (Oooh, burning questions – but wait, we’re not doing word pairs anymore. Quit it.) So do you know a good Burn song we oughta play? Please tell us about it! Send us e-mail to the address shown at right, post a comment here on the blog, or hit the “Call Me” button at right to leave us a message!

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  Title   Artist   Album
You Know I Love You…Don’t You? Howard Jones One To One (1986)
When You Finally Gonna Come Through? Jules Shear Healing Bones (1994)
What Do You Want From Life? The Tubes The Tubes (1975)
Scared Are You? Better Than Ezra Friction, Baby (1996)
Why You Wanna Break My Heart? Dwight Twilley Jungle (1984)
What You Gonna Do? Curtis Salgado Soul Shot (2012)
Do You Realize?? The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002)
Where Were You? Jonatha Brooke & The Story Plumb (1995)
What’s In It For? Avi Buffalo Avi Buffalo (2010)

    61 minutes     |     56 MB

ThemeLounge #76 – Years

So many years!
High concept, maaaaan.

Hi again! Bet you’re happy that we didn’t make you wait Years for the next show, huh? Well, so are we! Feels great to have a new one out so soon, and we think you’re really going to enjoy it. You’ll hear a slew of sweet songs from David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, They Might Be Giants, Randy Newman and more.

For the next show we’re going slightly conceptual again – we’re going to look at songs whose titles are Questions. So yes, qualifying songs must have a question mark in their titles. Think you’ve got a good Question song? We wanna know about it! Send us e-mail to the address shown at right, post a comment here on the blog, or hit the “Call Me” button at right to leave us a message!

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    61 minutes     |     56 MB

ThemeLounge #75 – Off

Switch It Off
Switch it off. (No, not really!)

Hey, welcome back to ThemeLounge, and let me just say that nobody could be happier about finally having a new show up than yours truly. Many apologies for the delay (and no, Ian was in no way responsible!), but you’ll hear when you listen to the show that I have a new resolve and we’re going to make a focused effort to avoid going Off the grid again anytime soon. So enjoy the show! There’s tons of great music from Elvis Costello, Lifehouse, Ra Ra Riot, the Rolling Stones and more.

Now for the next show, we’re definitely going to need the help of you listeners. We’re done with the word pairing, so this time out we’re stretching a little and going with Years – in other words, songs with a specific year in the title. We’ve got a few good ones, but we will need all the suggestions you can muster in order to fill out the show. So if you’ve got a favorite tune that fits the Years theme (not the word “year” in the title, but an actual year number), let us know! Send us e-mail to the address shown at right, post a comment here on the blog, or hit the “Call Me” button at right to leave us a message!

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  Title   Artist   Album
Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s A Doll Revolution) Elvis Costello When I Was Cruel (2002)
Button Off My Shirt Paul Carrack One Good Reason (1987)
Get Off Of My Cloud The Rolling Stones December’s Children (And Everybody’s) (1965)
Better Back Off Marshall Crenshaw Life’s Too Short (1991)
Rolling Off The Stone Lifehouse Almeria (2012)
Shut Down, Turn Off Little River Band Sleeper Catcher (1978)
Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off Billie Holiday Songs For Distingué Lovers (1957)
I Shut Off Ra Ra Riot Beta Love (2013)
Kiss Off Violent Femmes Violent Femmes (1983)

    64 minutes     |     59 MB

ThemeLounge #74 – Turn

Common Tern
What? It’s a tern, okay?!

Hi again, everybody, and welcome to the Turn show! There’s much excitement in this one as we welcome some new listeners and play some cool requests. Thanks to everyone who’s been taking part in the ThemeLounge conversation! This time out you’ll hear music from Weezer, Roxy Music, Was (Not Was), Robert Palmer and more.

Hmm…how to follow the Turn show? We decided we would complete one more phrase by saying TurnOff. And Off seems like an appropriate word to mark the end of our word-pairing exercise, so we’ll bring that to a close and start exploring a wider range of theme ideas. But for now, if you’ve got a super-cool Off song that you’re convinced would be perfect for the show, let us know! Send us e-mail to the address shown at right, post a comment here on the blog, or hit the “Call Me” button at right to leave us a message!

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  Title   Artist   Album
Turn On Your Love Light Bobby “Blue” Bland [released as single] (1961)
I Can’t Turn You Loose Was (Not Was) What Up, Dog? (1988)
Turn It On Again Genesis Duke (1980)
To Turn You On Roxy Music Avalon (1982)
I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On Robert Palmer Riptide (1985)
Turning Up The Radio Weezer Death To False Metal (2010)
You Turn Clear In The Sun Telekinesis 12 Desperate Straight Lines (2011)
Slow Turning John Hiatt Slow Turning (1988)
Come On Over (Turn Me On) Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell Sunday At Devil Dirt (2006)

    62 minutes     |     57 MB

ThemeLounge #73 – Down

Weigh Station

Hi there, and Happy New Year! It’s our first show of 2013, and not to kick off the year on a Down note or anything, but this is the Down show. We’re glad to say it’s not a completely gloomy episode – you’ll hear some cheery uptempo tunes as well as one or two that are admittedly on the melancholy side. But it’s all fantastic, including selections from the Avett Brothers, Boz Scaggs, the Gin Blossoms and more.

So where do we go from the Down show? Well, we glanced at the major economic indicators and decided to go with Turn. “Downturn,” you see. Yes. So now this is the part where you scour your brain for all those sweet Turn songs that we know are just lurking up there. Got a great tune to suggest? Or even a theme to follow Turn? Please get in touch! Send us e-mail to the address shown at right, post a comment here on the blog, or hit the “Call Me” button at right to leave us a message!

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    67 minutes     |     62 MB