Nora’s [Fill in the Blank] Radio Show – 10/28/09

So this week I experimented in the idea of letting shuffle take care of making up my playlist (sort of). There were some bumps, but overall, I can easily be replaced by a computer. Except for the mockery. That’s all me baby. So here are last night’s show’s details.


  1. Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett*
  2. Everyone’s At It – Lily Allen
  3. Can’t Say What I Mean – Kaiser Chiefs**
  4. Hummingbird – Wilco
  5. Mis-Shapes – Pulp
  6. Cheat on Me – The Cribs
  7. Hard Times – Patrick Wolf
  8. Love and Let Love – The Gossip
  9. New in Town – Little Boots
  10. I Have Loved You Wrong – The Swell Season***
  11. Vienna – Ultravox****
  12. Crash the Party – Ok Go
  13. Mr. Brightside – The Killers~*****
  14. Good Gone Girl – Mika
  15. Never Forget You – Noisettes
  16. Twilight Omens – Franz Ferdinand
  17. Skip to the End – Futurheads
  18. Zero – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  19. I’m Not Your Toy – La Roux
  20. Sweet Heart Hooligan – The Rumble Strips******
  21. The Salesman (Tramp Life) – The White Rabbits
  22. Love Today – Mika~
  23. Audience with the Pope – Elbow
  24. Cornerstone – Arctic Monkeys*******
  25. Burial – Miike Snow
  26. Brazil – Arcade Fire
  27. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra

News Items

  • Should record contracts have an intervention clause in case an artist or band decide to pull an Amy Winehouse? Who knows, but I would really like to see label bosses try and enforce that clause.
  • Want to know what happened to Morrissey (ever)? has you covered.
  • Kanye West to serve 50 hours of community service. Maybe it will deflate his ego a micrometer, but in all likelihood, he’ll just complain thus causing his ego to grow even larger.
  • Fall Out Boy to release a greatest hits album. God only knows why, but there you have it. I’m sure stranger things have happened.
  • The Mighty Boosh are hoping to release a film and record next year. I cross my fingers in the hopes that the album will include “Love Games.”
  • Pulp are going to play Glastonbury 2010!!! Oh no, never mind.
  • The Cribs raise money for neglected children in the Leeds/West Yorkshire area by re-releasing their cover of “Modern Way.” Can’t really say anything snarky about that now can I?
  • More crap about illegal downloading laws in the UK. I promise, no more news items about this issue, really. No more.
  • Lily Allen in talks to set up her own record label thus nullifying her previous statement that she’s quitting the music business. Next week she’ll announce that she’s going to release an album through her new label thus nullifying the statement that she’s just quitting singing. And so on and so forth.


  • Devendra Banhart – What Will We Be
  • Echo and the Bunnymen – The Fountain
  • Weezer – Raditude
  • Wolfmother – Cosmic Egg
  • Tegan and Sara – Sainthood
  • The Swell Season – Strict Joy

Well that is it until next week, when I’ll be making the play list all by myself (hopefully.) Until then have a safe Halloween, watch out for a crazy person in a pink tutu and don’t panic.

~The video for this song is directed by Sophie Muller, video director goddess. Check out her wikipedia entry for more info on her directing style and other videos she’s directed, it’s worth the time and effort.

*I’ve played this song on the show before Halloween for the past two years. I think that makes it a tradition right?
**This isn’t the full song, just further proof that I’m a crazy fan girl willing to post anything done by this band.
***I was at the performance! It was amazing. Like whoa.
****With spiders!
*****On my show I said this was the song that got me back into pop. I wasn’t lying. It was a snow day and, as they say, the rest is history. A history which I won’t burden you with. Also for some reason I kept calling this song “Mr. Bright Eyes.” I don’t know why. :shrugs:
******Another instance when I call something the wrong thing. The title of the album that this song comes from is not Welcome to the Long Walk Alone. It’s just Welcome to the Walk Alone. Again, not sure why I keep calling it the wrong thing, blame bad brain connections.
*******When I imagined what the video for this song would be like in my head, this was not it. Not at all.

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