088 Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip put out their last album and played their last show this last summer due to lead singer Gord Downie’s illness, and it seemed a fitting time to do a career spanning tribute. I listened to as many Hip songs as I could, and here is a list of my picks, I tried to leave out stuff that was already really well known, but it was hard, because some of them are my favourites.

Small Town Bringdown – The Tragically Hip

Boots or Hearts – The Tragically Hip

Born In the Water – The Tragically Hip

Fifty-Mission Cap – The Tragically Hip

So Hard Done By – The Tragically Hip

700 Ft. Ceiling – The Tragically Hip

Chagrin Falls – The Tragically Hip

The Completists – The Tragically Hip

Silver Jet – The Tragically Hip

Family Band – The Tragically Hip

Queen of the Furrows – The Tragically Hip

Man Machine Poem – The Tragically Hip

Man – The Tragically Hip

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087 Hammond Organ

The Hammond tonewheel organ is one of my favorite instruments. It was originally concieved as a cheap alternative to pipe organs for churches.

Slow Down Song – Jimmy Smith
Monkey On a String – Ethel Smith
Mamacita – Fats Waller
Gimme Some Lovin’ – The Spencer Davis Group
Knife-Edge – Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Brothers of Humankind – Bend Sinister
So What’Cha Want – Beastie Boys
Shawna Don’t Wanna – Our Mercury
Then – The Charlatans
Life Won’t Wait – Rancid
Don’t Forget the Streets – The Slackers
Trouble – P!nk
The Northern – Alexisonfire

086 Mellotron

I mentioned the mellotron in the instrumental episode, then I made a mellotron show. A mellotron is a crazy old keyboard instrument that plays a different note recorded on tape for each key you press. Crazy. Some of the songs use an instrument that is kinda like a mellotron, but it’s not. Crazy

Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles
If You Leave – Orchestral Manouevers In the Dark
Spaceboy – Smashing Pumpkins
Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
Nights in White Satin (Single Edit) – The Moody Blues, London Festival Orchestra & Peter Knight
Baby Can It Be True (Stereo Remix) [Remastered] – Graham Bond Organization
Exit Music (For A Film) – Radiohead
Twisted Logic – Coldplay
Watcher of the Skies (New Stereo Mix) – Genesis
A-Punk – Vampire Weekend
Road Trippin’ – Red Hot Chili Peppers

085 Instrumental

I don’t always like music with no vocals in it, but I like these songs.

First Breath After Coma – Explosions In The Sky
White Noise – Mogwai
Meet Me in the Basement – Broken Social Scene
Crush – Polyphia
Lex – Ratatat
Dooney Rock – Fang Island
Say What! – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
PSA – Jimmy Chamberlain Complex
Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness – Smashing Pumpkins
Motherboard – Daft Punk
Valentine – Justice
Instrumental – Box Car Racer

084 Songs I’ll Probably End Up Liking in 2016

I went through SPIN magazine’s best 101 songs of the year again this year and picked my favorites, because I enjoyed the result so much last year, even though I managed to actually pick a best of 2015 show that was all from the stated year this time around! Lucky you, this year you get quality and quantity!

Closure – Jill Scott
Sunday Candy – Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment
Ain’t Got Far To Go – Jess Glynne
Levels – Nick Jonas
Tilted – Christine and the Queens
The Fool – Ryn Weaver
Ripe 4 Luv – Young Guv
Plastered Smile – HOLYCHILD
New Friends – Pinegrove
When I Was Done Dying – Dan Deacon
You’re so Cool – Nicole Dollanganger
Throwaways – Beach Slang
Shock Me – Baroness
Cool for the Summer – Demi Lovato
Just Like We Never Said Goodbye – SOPHIE