I mean this title as a bit of a joke, because I throw this phrase around way too casually. Sometimes there is just a really cool lyric/melody combo, or guitar part that makes me feel for a moment like these songs are rare gems. I really like all of these songs, and I hope you’ll find one or two you enjoy. This is the final episode of Filtered for the People, thanks for the ride, and enjoy the archives:)

The Oaf – Big Wreck

Coax Me – Sloan

The Boat – Chuck Ragan

Black Thumbnail – Kings Of Leon

Dreams So Real – Metric

Flea vs. Mite – The Presidents of the United States of America

Things – Frightened Rabbit

Time to Pretend – MGMT

Nightcrawlin – Royal Canoe

Neopolitan – Tin Foil Phoenix

Saskia Hamilton – Ben Folds & Nick Hornby

Tell ‘Em – Sleigh Bells

The Archers Bows Have Broken – Brand New

Hall Of Mirrors – The Distillers

Toe to Toes – Mastodon

Moving Mountains – Usher

Swim Good – Frank Ocean

Needing/Getting – OK Go

Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It – Stars

Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’ – Joel Plaskett

El Scorcho – Weezer

Cry Me A River – Justin Timberlake

Papa Loved Mama – Garth Brooks

Eat The Rich – Aerosmith

Harrowdown Hill – Thom Yorke

All Hell for a Basement – Big Sugar

Alright for Now – Hot Water Music

Friends Hurt – We Are The City

Staring at the Sun – TV on the Radio

Break the Same – Mute Math



099 808s and Lunchbreak?

The Roland TR-808 drum machine was an instrument like the Hammond Organ, that while originally intended to be a cheap imitation of another instrument, came to be used so widely that it became it’s own class of instrument. It inspired entire genres of music, and is still used today in many capacities, including sample packs of the most popular sounds.

1000 Knives – Yellow Magic Orchestra

Nobody Told Me – The Monitors

Planet Rock (Original 12″ Version) – Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force

Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye

Just Be Good to Me – The S.O.S. Band

Needle To the Groove – Mantronix

Paul Revere – Beastie Boys

Cars With the Boom – L’Trimm

I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston

The Way You Move (feat. Sleepy Brown) [Radio Mix] – Outkast

Deja Vu (feat. Jay -Z) – BeyoncĂ©


098 Why Haven’t I Played These Songs Yet?

Throughout making this radio show, I always end up with leftover songs that I think people will like that don’t fit into any other show theme. Every once in awhile I make “orphan” shows to get these songs out there. These are all songs that somehow escaped all the themes and all the previous orphan shows, or that I only just thought of playing on the show. Yip doodle dundy! I like them lots and I hope you will too.

Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis

We’ll Make Time – Hawksley Workman

Love Shack – The B-52’s

Sleep – The Dandy Warhols

Memories – Lewis Del Mar

Grace, Too – Justin Rutledge

Annie – Vanessa Carlton

Let Me Go – HAIM

You Can’t Love – Viva Death

Not the Sun – Brand New

Tiny Voices – Box Car Racer

Drain The Blood – The Distillers

I Can’t Stand You Anymore – Sleigh Bells

097 Bo Diddley Beat

Bo Diddley was a Rock n’ Roll Pioneer. He even got a whole beat named after him, even though the origins of the beat was am Afro-Cuban 3-2 Clave. For those of you who are musical notation inclined, this is not 3/2 like a time signature. It refers to the number of beats that are sounded in the bar, not the total number of beats to a bar. Anyhoo, there’s a bunch of fun songs in here, and I bet you know some of them and that you’ll start to recognize the basic pattern more often.

Faith – George Michael

Valerie – Mark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse

New York Groove – Ace Frehley

That’s Your Last Boogie – Joe Swift & Johnny Otis & His Orchestra

Rum and Coca-Cola (1944 Single) – The Andrews Sisters

Bo Diddley (1955 Mono) – Bo Diddley

Lust for Life – Iggy Pop

Are You Gonna Be My Girl? – Jet

Last Night – The Strokes

American Girl – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (Radio Version) – KT Tunstall

I Want Candy (Single Version) – The Strangeloves

Bad Blood – Neil Sedaka & Elton John

When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes – The Supremes

Mr. Brownstone – Guns N’ Roses

Manhattan – G’Race

096 Baritone Guitar

There doesn’t seem to be an exact definition for a Baritone Guitar, but they generally have 6 strings, are tuned in the same intervals as a standard guitar (so you can use the same chord and scale shapes), but they are generally somewhere between a bass guitar and a standard six string in the range of notes they play in. They are often tuned A to A or B to B instead of E to E like a standard guitar. And they sound super cool! I love them! So much so, that I learned more about the people who played them and made a show about it. Surprise surprise, you can listen to it here!

Kommotion – Duane Eddy

Woman From Liberia – Jimmie Rodgers

Galveston – Glen Campbell

Dance, Dance, Dance – The Beach Boys

It’s Gonna Be Alright – The Dirtbombs

Space Between – Dave Matthews Band

An Inquest Concerning Teeth – Earth

I Am, Are You? – We Are The City

Gettin’ Down On the Mountain – Corb Lund

Back In the Saddle – Aerosmith

White Car – Viva Death

The Exploding Boy – The Cure

Wanted Criminals – The Evens

Yellow Belly – Thrice