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Kerouac Monday (9/22) Octopus’s Gardener

“The silence was an intense roar.”

– Mandala Offering- the Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”

– The Well- Dirtwire, Beatsantique, Rising Appalachia

“The only truth is music.”

– Hoppipolla- Vitamin String Quartet

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”

– Sphinx- Valentin Wiest

“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and popular opinion.”

– L’Absente- Yann Tiersen

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”

– Attaboy- Yo Yo Ma

“Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream.”

– Angie- Bert Jansch

“I’m going to marry my novels and have little short stories for children.”

– Hatha Rhythm- Bleecker

“I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify (by their own lonesome familiarity) to this feeling.”

– Finally Moving- Pretty Lights

“I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted.”

– Budapest- The Balcony Players

– A Quai- Yann Tiersen

“One day I will find the right words and they will be simple.”

– Ain’t We Got Fun- Jack Kerouac

– On The Road- Jack Kerouac

“I am writing this book because we are going to die”

(all of the quotes are by Jack Kerouac)

Octopus’s Gardener (Monday 9/15)

“Gather quickly

Out of darkness

All the songs you know

And throw them at the sun

Before they melt

Like Snow”

“Bouquet” by Langston Hughes


Limmat- Balmorhea

Crinan Wood- Alexi Murdoch

Alone in Kyoto- Air

Finally Moving- Pretty Lights

Teardrop- Massive Attack

Ecstasy of Gold- Yo-yo Ma (covering Ennio Morricone)

Hoppipolla- Vitamin String Quartet

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor (Adagio)- Aaron Rosand

Stokkseyri- Jonsi & Alex


Dustbowl Dance- Mumford & Sons

Fare Thee Well- Oscar Isaaz & Marcus Mumford

Sigh No More- Mumford & Sons

Little Lion Man- Mumford & Sons

Babel- Grace for Saints & Ramblers- Iron & Wine

Weirdly Lovey

Welcome back! The theme of the show this week was “Weirdly lovey” so basically, weird love songs. Here’s the playlist!

– I’m Sticking With You – The Velvet Underground

– All I Want Is You- Barry Louis Polisar

– Every Breath You Take- The Police

– I Wanna Be Yours- The Arctic Monkeys

– Pour Some Sugar On Me- Def Leppard

– She Blinded Me With Science- Thomas Doley

– Paradise By The Dashboard Light- Meat Loaf

– If It Hadn’t Been For Love- The Steeldrivers

– Your Name- Reggie Watts

– Birds- Kate Nash

– Summer In The City- Regina Spektor

– Every Other Freckle- Alt J

– Carol Brown- The Flight Of The Concords

– Sex Syrup- Slick Mahony ft. Young Humma

– My Best Friend Is You- Kate Nash


To listen to the whole playlist, go to



¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Today everything was by Carlos Santana (the great guitar master himself). Here’s the playlist!

From The Woodstock Experience:

– Waiting

– Evil Ways

– Shades of Time

– Savor

– Jingo

– Treat

– You Just Don’t Care

– Soul Sacrifice

From The Best of Carlos Santana:

– Black Magic Woman

– Oye Como Va

– Samba Para Ti

– She’s Not There

– Winning


Hmmm Songs That Make You Think

While You Were Here- The Dirty Projectors

Bulldozer- The Cold War Kids

Substitue- Frank Turner

Mykonos- Fleet Foxes

Warrior People- Nahko and Medicine For The People

40 Day Dream- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise- The Avett Brothers

New Slang- The Shins

Simple Twist of Fate- Bob Dylan

At The Bottom of Everything- Bright Eyes

Think Twice- Groove Armada

Freedom Hangs Like Heaven- Iron & Wine

There’s a Beast and We All Feed It- Jake Bugg

The Beautiful Room is Empty- The Junior League

It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue- Bob Dylan

Nyepi- Nahko & Medicine for the People



Big Jet Plane- Angus & Julia Stone

Living On A Rainbow- Angus & Julia Stone

Samson- Regina Spektor

The Chain- Ingrid Michaelson

The Enemy- Mumford & Sons

Timshel- Mumford & Sons

Upward Over The Mountain- Iron & Wine

Swept Away (Sentimental Version)- The Avett Brothers

White Winter Hymnal- Fleet Foxes

River and Roads- The Head and the Heart

My Lady’s House- Iron & Wine

Poison Oak- Bright Eyes

La Derniere Minute- Carla Bruni

Chanson Triste- Carla Bruni

Death By Numbers- Noah and the Whale

La Noyee- Carla Bruni

Dance Anthems (14/04)

Hello! Here is the playlist from April 14th, the theme was DANCE ANTHEMS!

Dancing With Myself- Billy Idol

Every Teardrop is a Waterfall- Coldplay

Got My Mind Set On You- George Harrison

Twist and Shout- The Beatles

Bootylicious- Destiny’s Child

Sheila Ki Jawani- Sunudhi Chauhan & Vishal Dadlani

Maniac- Michael Sembello

You Make My Dreams- Hall & Oates

Dance Dance- Fall Out Boy

Pump It- Black Eyed Peas

That’s All- Genesis

Baby Got Back- Sir Mix A Lot

Single Ladies- Beyonce

Take Me Home- Cash Cash ft. Bebe Rexha


Women (04/07)

The Women in the World Summit took place in New York this past week, and so the theme for this week’s show is WOMEN! Here are some strong female artists and some empowering songs!

I’m a Woman – Peggy Lee

Respect- Aretha Franklin

Superwoman- Alicia Keys

Independent Women Part 1- Destiny’s Child

Survivor- Destiny’s Child

Shake It Out- Florence and the Machine

Kiss With A Fist- Florence and the Machine

Let It Go (Frozen)- Idina Menzel

Don’t Rain On My Parade- Barbra Streisand

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien- Edith Piaf

Patron Saint- Regina Spektor

Apres Moi- Regina Spektor

22- Lily Allen

Under-Estimate The Girl- Kate Nash

Move Over- Janis Joplin

How It Feels To Be Free- Nina Simone

Here’s the video playlist with a few added songs!

Here’s a link to the Daily Beast, highlighting the most important parts of the summit:

Discoveries (03/31)

(March 31st) _ The theme of the program was Discoveries, inspired by an ever-expanding list of music that I keep. It’s full of musicians and songs that I mean to look into. So here’s some things from that list:

All I Want- Kodaline

No Rest For the Wicked- Lykke Li

Stay Alive- Jose Gonzalez

Jesus, etc. – Wilco

Big Red Dragon- Little Green Cars

Lost and Found- Pretty Lights

A Song For Our Fathers- Explosions in the Sky

No Easier Way- Set The Charge

Seven Days Seven Nights- The Fratellis

Alles Neu- Peter Fox

Kids- Marteria

Intervention- Arcade Fire

Quarter Chicken Dark- Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan


You can listen to the whole playlist here:

IRELAND (03/17)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This playlist should revive your inner Dubliner!

– The Blood of Cuchulainn- Mychael and Jeff Danna

– If I Ever Leave This World Alive- Flogging Molly

– Dirty Old Town- The Pogues

– If I Should Fall From Grace With God- The Pogues

– Love You ‘Till The End- The Pogues

– Lord of Dance- The Dubliners

– Rocky Road To Dublin- The Dubliners

– Whiskey In The Jar- The Dubliners

– Bells of Dublin-  The Chieftains

– Toss The Feathers- The Corrs

– High Hopes- Kodaline

– In A Perfect World- Kodaline

– Pray- Kodaline

-The John Wayne- Little Green Cars

– My Love Took Me Down To The River To Silence Me- Little Green Cars

– Shady Grove- Jerry Garcia and David Grisman

– O Sullivan’s March- The Chieftains

To listen to the Youtube playlist, click on the link!

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