Brainwaves – January 21, 2020 – Getting all dolled up
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Brainwaves – January 21, 2020 – Getting all dolled up

Brainwaves opens this week with a “doll” set – music by and about dolls. With Reckless Eric, the Magnetic Fields, Laura Marling, Dollhouse, the Goo Goo Dolls and our favorite Hole cover ever. And some covers not about dolls: Ben Folds and Trash cover the Beatles, Kevin Gilbert covers Elton John.

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Brainwaves A to Z – January 14, 2020 – the “Q” episode
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Brainwaves A to Z – January 14, 2020 – the “Q” episode

We’re up to the letter Q in Brainwaves A to Z, the special series of the show where we play only songs or bands that begin with a certain letter of the alphabet. There were surprisingly few Q bands, so the show will focus on Q songs: including a quesadilla, a quiet little place, some quail and dumplings and a bunch of queens: Elvis, misery, savages and Denmark. (And yes, a few songs from a certain Q band called Queen…)

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Brainwaves – January 7, 2020 – Happy New Year!
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Brainwaves – January 7, 2020 – Happy New Year!

For the New Year, an episode with only “new” songs – that is, songs that have the word “new” in them (or bands with “new” in their name). And there sure are a bunch! Music from Paul McCartney, the Shins, Lords of the New Church, Ultravox, Orange Juice, the Rewinds, The New Seekers, Sugardrum, New Order, ELO and much more. Happy New Year from your friends at Brainwaves.

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Brainwaves – December 31, 2019 – Lighting up the night
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Brainwaves – December 31, 2019 – Lighting up the night

In the dark of the night, Brainwaves adds a little light, with our annual all “light” episode. Every song on this week’s show has something to do with light. Music from Arcade Fire, Starflower, Apples in Stereo, Owl City, Matt and Kim, Passenger, Bloc Party, Andrew Belle and much more. No need to sit in the dark when you have Brainwaves to tune into!

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Brainwaves – Dec. 24, 2019 – Hanukah special episode – from darkness to light
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Brainwaves – Dec. 24, 2019 – Hanukah special episode – from darkness to light

Christmas or Hanukah – they both fall in the same week this year. Which should we choose? Well, Brainwaves is broadcast out of Jerusalem, so we’re going with Hanukah. Two hours of music to highlight the festival of lights – moving from darkness to light. Music from Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Matt Pond PA, Yo La Tenga, Pink Floyd, Elvis Costello, Teenage Fanclub, Passenger, Spoon, the Smiths and much more. Light a candle, it’s Hanukah time!

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