It’s a Brainwaves tradition: Every year for the Jewish holiday of Purim, it’s two hours of happy music. And boy do we need that now! Tap your toes and get your grin on for music from Bobby McFerrin, Kaki King, Elliott Smith, Three Dog Night, Walk off the Earth, the Turtles, Nada Surf, Talking Heads and much more.
You’ve found Brainwaves, so this must be the place. Or so say The Talking Heads. “Place” songs from Fredrik, Apartment, Erez Singer and Mikki Ekko. Two Jimmys – from The Undertones and The Who. And a quick trip to Australia, Antartica, Europe, Africa and… Atlantis? (Thanks Donovan for this week’s flashback!)
Music to wake up to (from the Boo Radleys, the Beatles, Oliver, Los Lobos and Avtipus) and songs to head to sleep (The Cure, Iron & Wine, Richard Ashcroft, R.E.M.) Plus the Jimmy Castor Bunch asks if you’re a troglodyte?
It’s election day in the U.S. in what is gearing up to be one of the most fateful votes between left and right in, maybe, forever. So it’s a Brainwaves rebroadcast: our special “left/right” show. The first half of the show – all music from the left. Second half – songs that are “all right.” Passion Pit, Nick Drake, Calexico, Idan Raichel, Vance Joy, The Left Banke, the Who and much more.
Brainwaves throws a few monkey wrenches in your direction this week, with a “monkey” set featuring Two Loons for Tea, Counting Crows and Balkan Beat Box. Plus two songs with the same name from R.E.M. and Taxi Taxi. (Hint: have you found your way yet?) Pirates, tractors and giants, too. All on this week’s show.