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Brainwaves – Dec. 20, 2022 – Darkness into light

Written by on 20/12/2022

It’s that time of the year when Brainwaves explores the line from darkness to light in honor of Hanukah, the Jewish holiday that lights up the winter, taking place this week and next. First half of the show: all songs with darkness in the title. Second half: we turn to the light. On the dark side: Snow Patrol, Matt Pond PA, Yo La Tenga, Pink Floyd, Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey and more. On the light side: Bob Mould, Todd Rundgren, Spoon, Gotye, Passion Pit, the Smiths…and that’s just getting started! Don’t let the light go out – tune in this week to Brainwaves!

BandSong
Bonnie “Prince” BillyI See a Darkness
Snow PatrolCalled Out in the Darkness
Ivri LiderDark Shadows
Matt Pond PAThe Dark Leaves Theme
Yo La TengaWhen It’s Dark
Mary FahlBrain Damage (Dark Side of the Moon) cover: Pink Floyd
Pink FloydEclipse (Dark Side of the Moon)
Bruce SpringsteenDancing in the Dark
Elvis CostelloDeep Dark Truthful Mirror
Romeo VoidIn the Dark
Lana Del ReyDark Paradise
The GenerationalsFaces in the Dark
Teenage FanclubDark Clouds
PassengerScare Away the Dark
SnakefingerThe Man in the Dark Sedan
Matthew Sweet and Susanna HoffsBeware of Darkness (cover: George Harrison)
Manfred Mann’s EarthbandBlinded by the Light (cover: Bruce Springsteen)
Todd RundgrenI Saw the Light
Bob MouldSee a Little Light
SpoonOut Go the Lights
ArkellsCome to Light
Passion PitMake Light
The SmithsThere is a Light That Never Goes Out
Credence Clearwater RevivalLong as I Can See the Light
Roby Hitchcock and the Venus 3The Afterlight
GotyeIn Your Light
Soundtrack to “Rent”Light My Candle
Mumford and SonsLover of the Light
Of Monsters and MenYellow Light
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