January Radio Playlists 2014

The name of the show: Blackbeard's Delight
Your host: Prof. Kitty
The station: WVEW 107.7 Brattleboro, VT

January 9, 2014
  • Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance: Frank Zappa
  • Paranoia Blues: Paul Simon
  • Rainbowarrior: Cocorosie
  • Wanderlust: Wild Beasts
  • Sunglasses at Night: Corey Hart
  • Can't Get You Out of My Head: Kylie Minogue
  • Rehumanize Yourself: The Police
  • Fa-fa-fa: Datarock
  • After the Disco: Broken Bells
  • gfc: Albert Hammond, Jr.
  • Poor Boy Blues: Chet Atrkins & Mark Knopfler
  • Blue Planet: Lake Heartbeat

January 16, 2014: Bands starting with "The"
  • Frankly Mr. Shankly: The Smiths
  • Here Comes the Weekend: The Jam
  • Planet Claire: The B-52's
  • Dogs of Lust: The The
  • Bye Bye Badman: The Stone Roses
  • Doledrum: The La's
  • Street Fighting Man: The Rolling Stones
  • Synchronicity I: The Police
  • Primary: The Cure
  • Shake It Up: The Cars
  • My Rights vs Yours: The New Pornographers
  • London's Burning: The Clash
  • Heaven: The Psychedelic Furs
  • It's a Shame About Ray: The Lemonheads
  • Level: The Raconteurs
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds: The Beatles

January 23, 2014: "Monster Women of Pop"
  • 1 2 3 4: Feist
  • Beat (Health, Life & Fire): Thao Nguyen
  • Frozen: Tegan & Sara
  • Pieces of String: Alela Diane
  • Barracuda: Heart
  • Katie Cruel: Karen Dalton
  • Fidelity: Regina Spektor
  • First Train Home: Imogen Heap
  • We Don't Go: The Donnas
  • We Got the Beat: Go-Go's
  • Fluorescent: Gwen Stefani
  • Magic: Ladyhawke
  • Crossbones Style: Cat Power
  • Lucky Star: Madonna
  • Bargain Store: Dolly Parton

January 30, 2014: "Career Comparisons" -- Musical Snapshots Years Apart
  • Oh! You Pretty Things: David Bowie (1971)
  • The Stars (Are Out Tonight): David Bowie (2013)
  • Paul Revere: Beastie Boys (1986)
  • Crawlspace: Beastie Boys (2004)
  • Cowboy Mambo (Hey Lookit Me Now): David Byrne (1992)
  • Dialog Box: David Byrne (2004)
  • Loves Me Like a Rock: Paul Simon (1973)
  • Sure Don't Feel Like Love: Paul Simon (2006)
  • Fall Down: U2 (1981)
  • Beautiful Day: U2 (2000)
  • Metal Heart: Cat Power (1998)
  • Manhattan: Cat Power (2012)

Wordless Wednesday: Cleaning Surfaces









So satisfying!


Ramen Inspired by David Chang

I randomly started watching the 2009 show "Mind of a Chef, Season 1" featuring David Chang and narrated by Anthony Bourdain. It is great! It's basically dedicated to exploring Chang's culinary pleasures and inspirations, from fermented bonito to Rene Redzepi. The very first episode is dedicated to Ramen and immediately gave me an immense yearning for any kind of ramen. Easy for those in Tokyo, harder for those Vermont.

David Chang is a fan of tsukemen, which is cold ramen dipped into a hot broth and then slurped back in giant quantities. I tried to find a recipe online and got this awesome Cooking with Dog show:

The recipe below is my own version of Ramen, pretty dissimilar but it made me happy. I even packed it up in little containers to have at work!

Ramen to go


  • Any kind of ramen-like noodles, cooked per directions and rinsed in cold water. I used Kame Chinese noodles
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 scallion, sliced on diagonal
  • Chicken bouillon (I like Better than Bouillon, it's organic!)
  • Umami paste (Taste #5 Nobu recipe)
  • Mushroom oil, such as truffle/porcini oil
  • 2 T Tamari
  • 1 t red pepper flakes
  • Beet greens, chopped
  • Nori seaweed (about 1/2 sheet)
Ready to heat


  1. Bring water to boil in medium saucepan. Add scallions. Boil about 30 seconds.
  2. Add bouillon, umami paste, Tamari, mushroom oil, and pepper flakes. Bring back to a boil.

3. Add beet greens, bring back to a boil for about a minute.

4. Add the cold noodles, bring back to a boil to heat through. Are you using chopsticks for stirring? Do!

5. Pour into a large eating bowl. Garnish with pieces of nori. Eat!

Vermont Ramen

I also tried ramen from the package, which is yummy in its own way. Do you like ramen? Have you tried making it without a packet?