Makin' Candy setlist, 5/24/05

I forgot my notebook of setlists at the station by mistake. THANK YOU all fellow djs for just leaving it right where I left it! Here's the rundown for another Tuesday evening's worth of fine music.

  • Hell Yes: Beck
  • Third World Lover: Kid Koala & Dynomite D
  • Killers: Shellac
  • Private Eyes: Hall & Oates
  • Music that You Can Dance to: Sparks
  • I Feel for You: Chaka Khan
  • Red Hot Mama: Funkadelic
  • Better Things: The Kinks
  • Sweet Home Alabama: Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Love Crown: Godzuki
  • Beautiful World: Devo
  • Fight the Power: Public Enemy
  • Keep Feelin' (Fascination): Human League
  • Sagittarius: The i live the life of a movie star secret hideout
  • Enjoy the Silence: Depeche Mode
  • Nobody Told Me: John Lennon
  • Please Please Tell Me Now: Duran Duran
  • Everything You Say: Holiday
  • Introspection: Osymyso
  • Beyond the River: The Cansecos
  • Such a Woman: The Commodores
  • Yertle the Turtle: Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • You I'll Be Following: Love
  • Cry: Godley & Creme
  • A Rosinha dos Limones: Max
  • Mine: Dick Hyman (p), Milt Hinton (b), Eric Cohen (dr) (Manhattan s/t)
  • Firebird Suite (Introduction & Dance of the Firebird): Tomita Does Stravinsky

Alphabet Showdown: Makin' Candy 5/17/05

This is the alphabet show. I wrote down the first band I could think of from A-Z (but trying not to repeat from immediately previous shows). I gave myself 2 rules: the band name can't be the person's name (like no "B" for "Bjork") and avoid bands that start with "The" (though this broke down around "V").

  • Dancin' Queen: Abba
  • Shake Your Money: Black Grape
  • Say: Cat Power
  • Love Your Money: Daisy Chainsaw
  • Yahoo: Erasure
  • She Drives Me Crazy: Fine Young Cannibals
  • Head Over Heels: Go-Go's
  • Don't Know Anything: Hoodoo Gurus
  • Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly): Icicle Works
  • Fever: Juluka
  • The Nearest Future: Kleenex Girl Wonder
  • Daughters of the Kaos: Luscious Jackson
  • Rockin in A flat: Madness
  • Heart-Shaped Box: Nirvana
  • Supersonic: Oasis
  • Levitate Me: Pixies
  • Radio Gaga: Queen
  • What's the Frequency Kenneth: REM
  • Tru: Stars
  • Making Flippy Floppy: Talking Heads
  • She Caught the Train: UB40
  • The Drugs Don't Work: The Verve
  • Factory: Wall of Voodoo
  • That's Really Super, Supergirl: XTC
  • Only You: Yaz
  • Tush: ZZ Top
  • 3 Gymnopedies: Eric Satie (to celebrate his birthday today)

Makin' Candy setlist, 5/10/05 (symmetrical date, yeah?)

Melt in your mouth... or your ears... audio goodness.

  • Set Yourself on Fire: Stars
  • Look at You Now: Simply Red
  • Que Onda Guero: Beck
  • I'd Rather Be the Devil: Canned Heat
  • 40 Boys in 40 Nights: The Donnas
  • Tell Her Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
  • Temptation: New Order
  • Untitled # 4: Persons
  • Heygana: Ali Farka Toure
  • HarbercOat: REM
  • Maria Maria: Carlos Santana
  • Tarzan Boy: Baltimora
  • Misfit Kid: The Cars
  • Kitty's Back: Bruce Springsteen
  • Make Me Stay: Ani DiFranco
  • Just Wanna Funk with Your Mind: Timbuk3
  • Sir Duke: Stevie Wonder
  • Valerie: Steve Winwood
  • Devil in Your Heart: Six Cents and Natalie
  • Temple de la Gloire: Rameau
    1. Ouverture, 2. Menuet-en-Musette, 3. Air tendre pour les Muses, 4. Chaconne et Suite de la Chaconne. These taken from the piece written in 1745 by Rameau (libretto by Voltaire) to celebrate the "victory" of Louis XV at the Battle of Fontenoy, May 11, 1745

Le bataille de Fontenoy: 11 mai, 1745

A few links about this historic event during the reign of Louis XV:

  1. L'Internaute's Louis XV timeline (in French):
  2. A brief description (in French) under "Comte d'Anteroche":
  3. A more detailed description (in poor English), including maps & stuff:
  4. Another Louis XV timeline (in French) from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs: link
  5. Mike Kirby's description of the battle, with map & coordinates: link

C'est ├ža for now.

Makin' Candy setlist, 5/3/05

This show contains a Donnie Darko set and a 1988 set--details below...

  • I Was a Fool: The Invaders
  • Wooooog: Takako Minekawa
  • Dishes: Pulp
  • White Rabbit: The Cannanes
  • She Means Everything to Me: Louis Philippe
  • No Melody: Kleenex Girl Wonder
  • Something Special (kinky remix): Cherry Orchard
  • Banjos Prepare for Battle/Bluegrass Breakdown: Wayne Osborne & Itisi
  • We Got The: Beastie Boys
  • C'est la mer a boire: Les Negresses Vertes
  • Coney Island, USA: Amy Correia
  • Fatheriver: King Biscuit Time
  • Loungin': Guru with Donald Byrd
  • Tropicalia: Beck
  • Bi-pet: Lali Puna
  • Cigarette Blouse Rebellion: Pas/Cal
    Donnie Darko block (though the movie is set in 1988, only the INXS song was actually released in 1988. The others are from earlier in the 80s. I find 80s music evolves and changes (and often deteriorates) over the course of the decade, so to me creating a "1988" soundtrack with stuff from 1986, 1985, 1980 is kinda odd... but still cool of course.)
  • Never Tear Us Apart: INXS
  • Head Over Heels: Tears for Fears
  • Notorious: Duran Duran
  • Love Will Tear Us Apart: Joy Division
    1988 block (Just for extra reminders about what 1988 really sounded like, these next 4 tracks were hits that year.)
  • Simply Irresistible: Robert Palmer
  • What Have I Done to Deserve This: Pet Shop Boys
  • Is This Love: Whitesnake
  • Heave is a Place on Earth: Belinda Carlisle
    OK, end of 80s preaching. Back to makin' candy. Sweet!
  • Hots on for Nowhere: Led Zeppelin
  • Man of Constant Sorrow: Garcia, Grisman & Rice
  • Carnation Lily Lily Rose: David Arkenstone with Andrew White
  • Cloudy Sixth: Fort Dax

Pacific Rim Flava: noodle dishes

Main Dish idea: Bean threads with vegetables
bean thread noodles
Thai fish sauce
rice vinegar
tamari or soy sauce
spicy black bean paste
oyster sauce
hoisin sauce
tahini or almond butter
onion, chopped
ginger, chopped
vegetable oil
mushrooms, sliced
broccoli, sliced
chickpeas, small can
sesame seeds

  1. Prepare bean threads by boiling them for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Prepare sauce by stirring together all ingredients from "Thai fish sauce" to "tahini." Once they are well combined, add water and stir again to thin out the sauce (this may whiten the sauce a bit, do not be disturbed). Amounts needed are up to you depending on personal taste and amount of noodles used. I usually make about 3/4 cup sauce for 2 small packages of noodles.
  3. Stir fry the onion and ginger in oil. When aromatic and starting to brown, add mushrooms, broccoli and chickpeas. Add a touch of water and cover all to steam-fry for about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in cooked noodles and sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve!

Note: Of course, any kind of stirfry ingredients will do--other vegetables, tofu, sliced meat, fancy fungus... go for it!

Side Dish idea: Hemp-y Pasta
linguine (or other pasta of your choice)
hempini (hempseed butter)
tamari or soy sauce
spicy black bean paste
hoisin sauce

  1. Prepare pasta (i.e., boil a bunch of water, cook the pasta in it for about 10 minutes, drain in a colander, add some olive oil to keep separate).
  2. Make sauce by stirring together ingredients from "tahini" to "hoisin sauce." When blended, add water to liquefy sauce so it will pour. Amounts used depend on how saucy you like your noodles--I found that a good cup of sauce spread well over about 1.5 pounds of pasta.
  3. Mix sauce with pasta and serve! Of course you can make the sauce in advance and just throw it right onto hot pasta for an easy side dish. This is probably pretty good cold, too.

Note: To keep with the hemp theme, I suggest garnishing with nutritious hempseed oil, which is very very very good for you. Check the refrigerator section at your local health food store. Nutiva and Living Harvest make very tasty oils.