Archive for April, 2011

In musical orbit

On April 12, 1961 that is, 50 years ago from yesterday, Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. His Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth that lasted 108 minutes.

gagarin_roadinspaceSpace exploration was always appealing to humans. Let alone musicians. There are many songs about space, stars and the moon. We present some of them tonight!

The playlist for the tonight’ s show is the following:

1. Ian Brown – My Star 2002 (4:03)
2. Muse – Starlight (3:59)
3. The Rakes – Down With Moonlight (3:56)
4. Alice Gold – Orbiter (3:24)
5. Mando Diao – Moonshine Fever (2:38)
6. Ramones – Howling At The Moon (Sha-La-La) (3:30)
7. Placebo – Space Monkey (3:53)
8. MGMT – Of Moons, Birds & Monsters (4:46)
9. The Killers – Spaceman (4:45)
10. R.E.M. – Man On The Moon (5:14)
11. Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon (5:49)
12. Sivert Hoyem – Moon Landing (4:06)
13. White Lies – From The Stars (4:53)
14. The Coral – Monkey To The Moon (2:45)
15. Hole – Northern Star (4:58)
16. The White Stripes – White Moon (4:01)
17. Lush – Light From A Dead Star (3:16)
18. The XX – Stars (4:22)
19. Morrissey – Moonriver (3:18)
20. Pink Floyd – The Great Gig In The Sky (4:47)
21. Cowboy Junkies – Blue Moon Revisited (Song For Elvis) (4:28)
22. Sade – The Moon and the Sky (4:25)
23. Pepper Rabbit – Harvest Moon (3:55)
24. Sia – Moon (5:02)
25. William Fitzsimmons – The Tide Pulls from the Moon (3:39)
26. Portishead – Wandering Star (4:53)
27. Primal Scream – Star (5:19)

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Gravity

Daydreaming is not a bad thing. Making ambitious plans for the future is not bad either. Beware though: Future Starts Slow and sometimes gravity kills.

The playlist for tonight’ s show follows:

1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps (3:39)
2. The Kills – Future Starts Slow (4:05)
3. Joan As Police Woman – The Magic (4:09)
4. Metric – Help I’m Alive (4:46)
5. Tame Impala – Solitude Is Bliss (3:55)
6. Biffy Clyro – Bubbles (5:01)
7. The BellRays – Tell The Lie (2:46)
8. The Detroit Cobras – I Wanna Holler (But The Town’s Too Small) (3:50)
9. The White Stripes – Little Bird (3:06)
10. Beck – Gamma Ray (2:56)
11. The Flaming Stars – London after midnight (3:26)
12. Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi – Two Against One (Ft. Jack White) (2:18)
13. TV On The Radio – Will Do (3:43)
14. Menomena – Five Little Rooms (4:57)
15. Grimes – Vanessa (5:26)
16. Stereolab – Cybele’s Reverie (4:42)
17. Yelle – Safari Disco Club (3:34)
18. Hot Chip – Over & Over (5:47)
19. Ou Est Le Swimming Pool? – Dance The Way I Feel (3:21)
20. Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – Bang Bang Bang (4:04)
21. Outkast – Hey Ya (4:08)
22. Underworld – Bruce Lee (4:42)
23. The Chemical Brothers – Star Guitar (6:27)
24. MGMT – Kids (Bukez Finezt Dubstep Bootleg) (4:45)
25. Fever Ray – Triangle Walks (4:23)
26. Yeasayer – Madder Red (4:05)
27. LCD Soundsystem – All I Want (6:43)

Listen to this show through Mixcloud here: /17khz-2011_04_06