Saturday, November 14, 2009

Episode 42: Better with Age

Remembrance Day, the fall of the Berlin Wall, a recent Royal visit and forty years of Sesame Street: yes, we can find a link between the four. Gloomy November has a knack for casting our focus on old things, anniversaries and institutions. So enjoy this week's episode, as we dust off the old memory album (and play a variety of unconnected, modern music, just because we can).


New Pornographers - Sing Me Spanish Techno
Broken Social Scene - Looks Just Like the Sun

Radiohead - Bangers & Mash
Blonde Redhead - Equus

The Slack Republic - Contrary To Popular Belief
Enon - World In A Jar

The Cure - Love Song
Jimmy Ruffin - Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got

Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel


Otherwise Known as "Miss" said...

Hey PJs.

Another fantastic episode today.

There was this great special on The Passionate Eye or something this week called "After Elizabeth" about lines of succession and the role of the monarchy across the Commonwealth, etc... In any case, very interesting.

I can see why TW would like Grover and Telly Monster best. They are, in fact, classic neurotic characters. My favorite Sesame Street muppet are probably Oscar the Grouch, the Count and Ernie. Possibly because my personality is, effectively, a mix of those three characters.

"1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10!!!!" Great song! "Teeny Little Super-Guy". Carlie, my sister, likes the crayon-making best. I loved, loved, loved the coloured circles moving with the odd music.

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awww, THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS!!!! I DO LOVE THIS SONG! I am presently wearing a very silly grin. That's so nice...

Have a great week and, as usual, looking forward to the next installment.


Brutus said...

Happy Birthday "Miss"!

Your idea of previewing 'LOST' is a great one. It has such complicated plot lines I cannot seem to remember anything!? Heck, I am still awaiting the return of Mr. Eko!! I am sure all listeners would appreciate a series of executive summaries, one for each of the previous years. Please!!

As for my favourite muppets: LINK HOGTROUGH is #1, followed by Beaker, then the Swedish Chef. For those on Sesame Street: I have always had a soft spot for Grundgetta. Kermit has a great sense of humour. Guy Smiley also seems like a decent chap.

Enjoyed your show as always. Thanks!


p.s. Perhaps muppets should be made for your two characters on ASR.

Brutus said...

Correction from Brutus:


Otherwise Known as "Miss" said...

Thanks for the Happy Birthday, Brutus, and thank you again, PJs.
Good picks for the favorite muppets!
Beaker is rather fabulous, and has always reminded me somewhat of my friend Olivia. And Grungetta is also a class act.
I think ASR is in need of more Muppets at all times. Perhaps a Muppet music themed episode.