Dumb all Over the Map

Successful first show of the year for me!  Had listeners, had requests from as far away as Denver and managed not to break anything!  Good warm up/refresher show for me, but no actual theme.  That’ll come next week.

Here’s the playlist, with a couple links for all you happy listeners out there.  While many songs can be found on youtube, I only provided links for official videos.

sandstorm – Darude
ghost town – Shiny Toy Guns
Loaded and Alone – Hinder
renegade – (həd) pe
Alone – Blues Traveler
10001110101 – Clutch
Numb – Evergrey
Prince Caspian – Phish (requested)
keep away – Godsmack (requested)
Encore – Eminem
the twist – The Fat Boys f/ Chubby Checker
Bobby Booshay – Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears
handlebars – Flobots (requested)
Crack the Skye – Mastodon
peaches en regalia – Frank Zappa
Left Hand Suzuki Method – Gorillaz
House and the Rising Son – House of Pain
Barefoot Children – Jimmy Buffet
4-Way Diablo – Monster Magnet
never wanted to dance – Mindless Self Indulgence
Headz up (refried) – Nappy Roots
If I Were King – Queensryche

Nora’s [Fill in the Blank] Radio Show! 9/16/09

First of all I would like to point I’ve unwittingly started a trend, which I’m totally cool with. However, I accidentally threw out my talking points and deleted the links to all the articles I mentioned during my show. Now this doesn’t mean I don’t remember what I talked about. I remember. It’s more that, until I get some more free time (which, by the way, is the reason why this is being written 2 days after my show was aired), no talking points without links (so no talking points). To make up for that I’m going to try and link all of the songs I played to videos on YouTube. I can’t promise that every song will be on YouTube :cough:And Your Bird Can Sing:cough:, but I’ll do my darndest to find one! So onwards and upwards!


  1. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) – Beyonce
  2. Picture Book – The Kinks
  3. Let Me Go – Cake
  4. Not Fair – Lily Allen
  5. Crash the Party – OK Go
  6. Another Sunny Day – Belle & Sebastian
  7. And Your Bird Can Sing – The Beatles
  8. Uprising – Muse
  9. Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
  10. Cornerstone – Arctic Monkeys
  11. The Universal – Blur
  12. Mirrorball – Elbow*
  13. Like It Too Much – Kaiser Chiefs
  14. Pumpkin Soup – Kate Nash
  15. We Were Aborted – The Cribs
  16. Viva La Vida – Coldplay**
  17. Pretend That You’re Alone – Keane
  18. The Golden Age – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  19. Twilight Omens – Franz Ferdinand
  20. Antmusic – Adam and the Ants
  21. Creepin Up the Back Stairs – The Fratellis
  22. Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  23. Love and Let Love – Gossip
  24. Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode***
  25. It’s All Too Much – The Beatles****


  • Muse – The Resistance
  • Nelly Furtado – Mi Plan
  • Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon:The End of Day
  • Manic Street Preachers – Journal for Plague Lovers
  • Mark Knopfler – Get Lucky

Well that it’s for this week. Come back next week for crazy British stuff and hopefully this time I’ll remember to not throw out my talking points.

*This was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, with a live orchestra and choir. Hence why I linked it.
**From here until the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the songs are out of order. The original order was suppose to be “Twilight Omens”, “Antmusic”, “Creepin Up the Backstairs”, “Viva La Vida”, “Pretend That You’re Alone”, and finally “The Golden Age.” This is what happens when I don’t have my Zune.
***If you click the link and start watching the video, you’ll very quickly realize that this isn’t Depeche Mode. The Saturdays (the band peforming) are a pre-fab girl group from the UK are made up of the remains of a TV kid band, S-Club. One of the member’s was on Never Mind the Buzzcocks which is why I know any of this.
****This is taken from the original Yellow Submarine movie. It’s suppose to be this trippy, trust me.

Latent Heat

Hello people.

Today’s show was rather interesting and kind of eclectic. I didn’t realize how different some of the songs on here were until I was sitting in the station listening and had a “oh, weird” moment, but hopefully you enjoyed at least part of the show. Here’s a list of everything that I played today in case something in particular caught your attention.


Dragonfly- Wrong Day

Ida Maria- I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked

No Doubt- Happy Now?

Brigitte Bardot- Un Jour Comme Un Autre

Unknown- I do My Dance in the Round

Panic! At the Disco- Build God, then We’ll Talk

As Tall As Lions- Love Love (Love, Love)

Regina Spektor- Oedipus

The Early November- No Good at Saying Sorry

The Rocket Summer- Cross My Heart

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Gimme Three Steps

3OH!3- Don’t Trust Me

A Fine Frenzy- Think of You

Jump, Little Children- Mexico

The Horse Flies- Build a House and Burn it Down

Yellowcard- Only One

The Hush Sound- Not Your Concern

+44- Baby Come On

Flogging Molly- The Son Never Shines

T.Rex- Ride a White Swan

Aloha- Boys in the Bathtub

Angels & Airwaves- Secret Crowds

Parachute- Strange World

Something Corporate- Fall

So that is everything. If you want to get in touch with me, feel free to find me on facebook or come by the station from 1430-1600 every Thursday!

Nora’s [Fill in the Blank] Radio Show – 9/9/09

So last night’s show was a bit dicey from my end. As I mentioned during the broadcast I accidentally “immersed” my Zune in “water”* and so last night was Nora reacquainting herself with the CD players in the station. But I made it through the whole show without muting the microphone or CDs for longer than 10 seconds, so it was a success in certain respects. Last night was also a theme night, namely the Mercury Prize. For today’s summary I will be posting the playlist, this week’s releases and the tid bits of information I gave out last night on the Mercury Prize. Have fun!


  1. Better Days – Speech Debelle
  2. In These Arms – The Swell Season
  3. Rudie Fails – The White Rabbits
  4. Amsterdam – Coldplay
  5. Darts of Pleasure – Franz Ferdinand
  6. Never Gonna Happen – Lily Allen
  7. Can’t Stop Now – Keane
  8. Time Honoured Tradition – Kaiser Chiefs
  9. Disco 2000 – Pulp
  10. Postcard of a Painting – Maximo Park
  11. Emasculate Me – The Cribs
  12. No You Girls – Franz Ferdinand
  13. The Fix – Elbow
  14. The Debt Collector – Blur
  15. Ladies and Gentleman (Roll the Dice) – Kasabian
  16. Secret Door – Arctic Monkeys
  17. Sleep Alone – Bat for Lashes
  18. Tracy Jacks – Blur
  19. You Want History – Kaiser Chiefs
  20. Balaclava – Arctic Monkeys
  21. The Lovers are Losing – Keane
  22. In Another World – Maximo Park
  23. Perhaps Vampires is a Bit Strong But… – Arctic Monkeys
  24. 22 – Lily Allen
  25. The Moneymaker – Rilo Kiley
  26. Addicted to Drugs – Kaiser Chiefs
  27. Brazil – Arcade Fire


  • The Cribs – Ignore the Ignorant
  • The Beatles – Super Duper Remastered Box Set
  • Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson – Break Up
  • Vivian Girls – Everything Goes Wrong

The Mercury Prize

  • Coldplay – 2003 nominated (been nominated 3 times) (lost to Dizzee Rascal “Boy in da Corner”) (other nominees included Radiohead and the Darkness)
  • Franz Ferdinand – 2004 won (against Keane, Amy Winehouse, The Streets, The Zutons, and Belle and Sebastian)
  • Arctic Monkeys – 2006 won (against Muse, Guillemots, Editors, and Thom Yorke of Radiohead)
  • Arctic Monkeys (again) – 2007 nominated (lost to the Klaxons) (other nominees included Bat for Lashes, Dizzee Rascal, The View, and Amy Winehouse)
  • Elbow – 2008 won (against Adele, The Last of the Shadow Puppets [alex turner’s side project] and Radiohead)
  • Speech Debelle – 2009 won (against Kasabian, Bat for Lashes, Florence and the Machine [favourites], Glasvegas, and the Horrors)
  • It was established by the British Phonographic Industry and British Association of Record Dealers in 1992 as an alternative to the industry-dominated Brit Awards. The prize was originally sponsored by Mercury Communications, a brand owned by Cable & Wireless, from which the prize gets its name
  • According to my definition and calculations there have been 6 non-indie rock winners in the past 17 years (not that they aren’t nominated, they just don’t win)
  • 2005 – Antony and the Johnsons (who are based in NYC) won, causing much controversy. The Kaiser Chiefs were the favourites to win that year. Other nominees from that year included MIA, Bloc Party, and KT Tunstall.

Well that’s it for this week. Next week, hopefully, things will go more smoothly and there will be something to talk about other than the Mercury Prize (because that would just get boring.) Until then!

*It got dropped in my suite toilet. Not exactly a proud moment for your DJ.

Nora’s [Fill in the Blank] Radio Show! 9-2-09

Last night was the first time I hosted a two hour show and there were some mistakes made. Like talking way to much thus going over two hours. But all in all a good time was had by this DJ and so in case you missed it (which I’m sure you didn’t) here are all the vital stats.


  1. The Beatles – Yellow Submarine
  2. The Rumble Strips – Not the Only Person
  3. The Beat – Save It For Later
  4. Kaiser Chiefs – Good Days Bad Days
  5. Keane – Better Than This
  6. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – The Sun Ain’t Shining No More
  7. Patrick Wolf – Hard Times
  8. Miike Snow – Animal
  9. Bloc Party – Mercury
  10. Little Boots – New in Town
  11. Guillemots – Who Left the Lights Off, Baby?
  12. Adele – Chasing Pavements
  13. Amy Winehouse – Me & Mr. Jones [Edited]
  14. Les Paul & Mary Ford – How High the Moon
  15. The Swell Season – This Low
  16. Kasabian – Thick as Thieves
  17. Arctic Monkeys – Crying Lightening
  18. M.I.A. – Paper Planes
  19. Lily Allen ft. Mick Jones – Straight to Hell
  20. Supertramp – Take the Long Way Home
  21. Elvis Costello – Brilliant Mistake
  22. The Strokes – Between Love & Hate
  23. Kaiser Chiefs – Addicted to Drugs
  24. The Cribs – Cheat on Me
  25. Franz Ferdinand – Lucid Dreams

So there are all the songs I played, which may be another reason I ran over.
News/Gossip Rambled On

Well that’s it for this week. Tune in next week (8-10pm, Wednesday) for more music and lots more rambling. Hopefully this time I won’t go over two hours.