Who’s the fool? You’re the fool…if you don’t know Fool’s Garden (the band). One of my favorite discoveries, this week’s Brainwaves starts with three songs from the German ban. Then remember Martha? She’ll paint your heart with muffins. Plus music from Cribabi, Red Meadow, the Stills and 4 Kings – Leon, Charles, Crimson and Harvest.
Holding on to the summer for just one more week – with everyone’s favorite lifeguard song from Blotto. Plus music from Rosi Golan, New Order, Interpol, Tangerine Dream, OMD, ELO, Splinter, 10cc and two from the Bangles.
Uncle Sam may not want you these days, but Brainwaves does – with two special sets. First up, songs about the army from Ben Folds Five, Kate Bush, Army of Me, Gomez and Woody Allen (not quite a song). Then songs about needs from the likes of Edie Carey, America and Elton John. And if that’s not enough, two songs about Allisons – from the Stills and the Gin Blossoms.
As the summer (in some parts of the world at least) winds down, one last look at the soundtrack of summer. With music all about California (which invented summer, right?) Here comes Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tripsitter, Gin Blossoms, R.E.M., Semisonic, the Beach Boys (of course!), America and California Snow Story.
Here come the J’s – two hours of music from bands starting with the letter “J” in this episode of Brainwaves A to Z. Check out Jason Falkner, the Jam, the Jags, Jellyfish, Jukebox the Ghost, Jenny Lewis, Josh Joplin, Josh Pyke and three Jeffs – Lynne, London and Buckley. And a first timer for Brainwaves: Jamie Reno with a special song of hope.