SUYF! – Playlist 5/16/21

Songs inspired by freakin’ out! Get your shots, strip the mask and get freakin’!

  • ARCHIVE
  • Le Freak – CHIC
  • Super Freak – Rick James
  • Get Ur Freak On – Missy Elliot
  • Freak Like Me – Santigold
  • Freak Like Me – Adina Howard
  • Freaks of the Industry – Digital Underground
  • Freaks Come Out at Night – Whodini
  • Freak-A-Zoid – Midnight Star
  • B-Boys Makin’ With The Freak Freak – Beastie Boys
  • Psychobilly Freakout – The Reverend Horton Heat
  • Freakin Out – Death
  • Freak Magnet – L7
  • Freak Magnet – Violent Femmes
  • Freak – Silverchair
  • Freak Train – Kurt Vile
  • Freak Scene – Dinosaur Jr.
  • Bleed the Freak – Alice in Chains
  • Pinhead – The Ramones
  • Hungry Freaks, Daddy – The Mothers of Invention
  • Freakin’ At the Freakers’ Ball – Dr. Hook
  • Freak Flag – Southern Culture on the Skids
  • White Trash Freaks – Rob Zombie
  • Hollywood Freaks – Beck
  • I Need a Freak – Sexual Harrassment
  • I Need Love – LL Cool J
  • I Need Drugs – Necro
  • Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll – Ian Dury
  • Be Gay, Do Drugs, Hail Satan – Super Cassette
  • I Did Acid With Caroline – Jad Fair, Daniel Johnston
  • 88 Lines About 44 Women – The Nails
  • Sensitive Artist – King Missle
  • Echo Beach – Martha and the Muffins
  • Having an Average Weekend – Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet
  • Punk Rock Girl – The Dead Milkmen
  • Part Time Punks – Television Personalities
  • American Music – Violent Femmes
  • Whole Wide World – Wreckless Eric
  • Apeman – The Kinks
  • Homosapien – Pete Shelley
  • I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar – Jonathan Richman
Gabba gabba, we accept you, we accept you, one of us

SUYF! – Playlist 5/9/21

Songs inspired by sitting still. Happy New Year Robyn! Get well Lucinda. Don’t forget to ask Mom how she got to be a Mom.

  • ARCHIVE
  • Don’t Change – INXS
  • Happy Birthday – Altered Images
  • Unhappy Birthday – The Smiths
  • The Book of Love – Peter Gabriel
  • Modern Love – David Bowie
  • Fantastic Voyage – David Bowie
  • Blackstar – David Bowie
  • Heroes – Peter Gabriel
  • Devil Rides Backwards – R.E.M.
  • Life And How To Live It – R.E.M.
  • Sitting Still – R.E.M.
  • Sitting Still – Tony Montana
  • Sitting Still – Sofia Härdig
  • Sezimary (Sitting Still) – Katsa
  • Games Without Frontiers – Peter Gabriel
  • In The City – The Jam
  • Never Say Never – Romeo Void
  • Head Over Heels – The Go-Go’s
  • Let’s Go Trippin’ – The Beach Boys
  • Sitting in the Midday Sun – The Kinks
  • In My Room – The Beach Boys
  • My Body Is A Cage – Peter Gabriel
  • Weird Little Birthday Girl – Happyness
  • I Have a Woman Inside My Soul – Yoko Ono
  • Beautiful Girl – Robyn Hitchcock
  • Queen Bitch – David Bowie
  • I Can’t Give Everything Away – David Bowie
  • Jubilee – Patti Smith
  • Rock & Roll – The Velvet Underground

SUYF! – Playlist 5/2/21

Songs inspired by verse versus verse dancing around the Maypole.

  • ARCHIVE
  • The ‘Layla’ Riff to Todi – Amit Chaudhuri
  • Subterranean Homesick Blues – Bob Dylan
  • America – Allen Ginsberg
  • Subtext – John Fox, Harold Budd
  • Fingernail Poem – Alan Watts
  • Gangster Poem – Mack 10
  • Farewell to the God of Plague – Zhang Yingzhe
  • I Am a Reasonable Man – Charles Bukowski
  • I Knew a Woman – Theodore Roethke
  • Go Tell the Women – Grinderman
  • Underwear – Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night – Dylan Thomas
  • Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town – e.e. cummings
  • The Red Wheelbarrow – William Carlos Williams
  • The Gift Outright – Robert Frost
  • A Poem on the Underground Wall – Simon & Garfunkel
  • Clem Snide – William S. Burroughs
  • The Death by Heroin of Sid Vicious – Ornament & Verbrechen
  • Canto #38 – Ezra Pound
  • I Have Known Rivers – Langston Hughes
  • ‘B’ Movie – Gil Scott-Heron
  • The Last Hotel & Some of Dharma – Jack Kerouac
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Prematurely Old Man – Ogden Nash
  • 1959 – Patti Smith
  • May Day – Patti Smith
  • June’s Poem – June Carter Cash
  • Daddy – Sylvia Plath
  • Salt on a Slug – Black Flag
  • The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock – T.S. Eliot
  • Dream – Gregory Corso
  • Ho Chi Minh – The Last Poets, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie
  • If I Ran the Zoo – Dr. Seuss
  • Ring Around the Rosie

SUYF! – Playlist 4/25/21

Songs inspired by four beers, two shots and a friend. R.I.P. Shock G and Jim.

  • ARCHIVE
  • 300 Conejos – Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • São Jorge – Hermato Pascoal
  • Celluloid Héros – The Kinks
  • The Good’s Gone – The Who
  • The Gun and the Bible – Negativland
  • Moisture – The Residents
  • Telepathy – Swans
  • Mother_Father – Swans
  • Super-Electric – Stereolab
  • Things Happen – Coil
  • Too Drunk to Fuck – Nouvelle Vague, Camille
  • My Favourite Beatles Song is Octopus’s Garden – the internet band
  • Octopus’s Garden – The Beatles
  • Octonauts Theme Song – Kid Jr.
  • Yellow Submarine – Rockabye Baby!
  • War Pigs – Black Sabbath
  • Am I Going Insane – Black Sabbath
  • If the Kids are United – Sham 69
  • We’re Coming Back – Cock Sparrer
  • Flowers of Romance – Public Image Ltd.
  • There is a Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths
  • Everyone Is Horrid Except Me (And Possibly You) – Quilloughby
  • Mexican Radio – Celtic Frost
  • R.A.M.O.N.E.S. – Motorhead
  • Out of Focus – Love Battery
  • Second Skin – The Gits
  • Celebrity Skin – Hole
  • Love Buzz – Nirvana
  • I Ran Away – Dinosaur Jr.
  • Blank Generation – Richard Hell
  • Domingo – Titãs
  • I Got The Blues – Come
  • Cosmic Dancer – T. Rex
  • Tarot Will Teach You / Burn Your Money – Alejandro Jodorowsky
Thank you Ju!

SUYF! – Playlist 4/18/21

Songs inspired by recovery from the cure. R.I.P. Malcolm.

“Birds and waves.”
  • ARCHIVE
  • Boogie On Reggae Woman – Stevie Wonder
  • Riversong – Tonto’s Expanding Head Band
  • Imaginary Landscapes No. 1 – John Cage, Maelstrom Percussion Orchestra, Jan Williams
  • Schchidan-Tone – Minao Shibata
  • Alcibiadis’ Monologue to Socrates – Halim El-Dabh
  • Model 1 – Karlheinz Stockhausen, Electric Phoenix
  • Composition for Synthesizer – Milton Babbit, Columbia-Princeton Music Center
  • Viking – Moondog
  • Rhapsody in Green – Mort Garson
  • When Mothers of Salem -Bruce Haack
  • Dehominisation – Alain Goraguer
  • A Rainbow in the Curved Air – Terry Riley
  • Question de temps – Bernard Parmegiani
  • Shikako Maru Ten – Can
  • Golden Hours – Brian Eno
  • In Ewigkeit – Cluster
  • 20 Jazz Funk Greats – Throbbing Gristle
  • “Computer Game ‘Theme from The Circus’ (コンピューター・ゲーム —サーカスのテーマ—)” – Yellow Magic Orchestra
  • Ohm Sweet Ohm – Kraftwerk
  • Little Miss Echo – Raymond Scott

SUYF! – Playlist 4/11/21

Songs inspired by the jingle jangle morning before gazing into the jangling discordance. Mr. Bojangles, please dance. Mr. Bojangles! Mr. Bojangles! Get your Rickenbacker out!

We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!

Arthur Miller, The Crucible
  • ARCHIVE
  • Howdi Do – Woody Guthrie
  • Mr. Bojangles – Bob Dylan
  • Mr. Tambourine Man – Roger McGuinn
  • Changing All Those Changes – Buddy Holly
  • Poor Jenny – The Everly Brothers
  • One of These Days – The Searchers
  • If I Needed Someone – The Hollies
  • Ticket to Ride – The Beatles
  • Shake Some Action – Flamin’ Groovies
  • Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
  • Temptation Inside Your Heart – The Velvet Underground
  • September Gurls – Big Star
  • American Girl – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • Radios in Motion – XTC
  • Blue Boy – Orange Juice
  • That’s Entertainment – The Jam
  • Positive Vibrations – The Soft Boys
  • Crazy Rhythms – The Feelies
  • Silly Girl – Television Personalities
  • Back on the Chain Gang – Pretenders
  • Seven Seas – Echo & the Bunnymen
  • The Day The Rain Came Down – Felt
  • Sorry for Laughing – Josef K
  • Nothing To Be Done – The Pastels
  • This Charming Man – The Smiths
  • Sometimes – James
  • 24 – Game Theory
  • Every Word Means No – Let’s Active
  • Sitting Still – R.E.M.
  • Velocity Girl – Primal Scream
  • Mersey Paradise – The Stone Roses
  • What’s She Done to Your Mind – The Rain Parade
  • Vanishing Girl – The Dukes of Stratosphear
  • We All Are Bourgeois Now – McCarthy
  • The Jangling Man – The Cleaners From Venus
  • I Don’t Want to Be Friends with You – Shop Assistants
  • Destroy the Heart – The House of Love
  • Lewis – Yo La Tengo

With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.

MArtin Luther King, JR., “I Have a Dream” speech during the Civil Rights rally on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963.

I felt a little guilty about jangling the poor bugger’s brains with that evil fantasy. But what the hell? Anybody who wanders around the world saying, “Hell yes, I’m from Texas,” deserves whatever happens to him.

Hunter S. Thompson, The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time

SUYF! – Playlist 4/4/21

Songs inspired by Easter eggs? Love ya, Eric!

It Never Ends.
  • ARCHIVE
  • Easter – Patti Smith
  • Crazy – Patsy Cline, The Jordanaires
  • The Rubber Room – Porter Wagoner
  • Where is My Mind? – Trampled by Turtles
  • Madness – Madness
  • Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
  • Paranoid – Black Sabbath
  • Destroyer – The Kinks
  • Paranoid Android – Radiohead
  • Manic Depression – Jimi Hendrix
  • Insane in the Brain – Cypress Hill
  • Brain Damage – Pink Floyd
  • Eclipse – Pink Floyd
  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond – Sweet Little Band
  • Nuts – David Bowie
  • Mental Breakdown – John Maus
  • She Lost Control – Joy Division
  • Mental – Eels
  • Ballad of Jim Jones – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • Depression – Black Flag
  • Anxiety – IDLES
  • Institutionalized – Suicidal Tendencies
  • Psycho Therapy – Ramones
  • Go Mental – Ramones
  • American Psycho – Misfits
  • Psycho – The Sonics
  • Psychotic Reaction – The Cramps
  • (Let’s Go) Psycho – The 69 Cats
  • Mental Hopscotch – Missing Persons
  • Helter Skelter – Siouxsie and the Banshees
  • Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
  • I Am a Rock – Simon & Garfunkel (Sequel: “Help, I’m a Rock!“)
  • Everybody Hurts – Patti Smith
Don’t crack up!

SUYF! – Playlist 3/28/21

Songs inspired by good times after bad times or bad times after good times? No, I didn’t play Led Zep. You can do that on your own. If it’s no trouble? R.I.P. George. Thank you Alejandro!

  • ARCHIVE
  • Come Sunday – Duke Ellington, Mahalia Jackson
  • Ya Got Trouble – Robert Preston
  • Trouble – Lindsey Buckingham
  • Double Trouble – Otis Rush
  • Triple Trouble – Beastie Boys
  • So Much Trouble in the World – Bob Marley & The Wailers
  • No More Trouble – Bob Marley & The Wailers
  • Trouble Every Day – The Mothers of Invention
  • Troubled Times – Thee Headcoats
  • Times of Trouble – Temple of the Dog
  • Trouble – JAY-Z
  • Bridge over Troubled Water – Aretha Franklin
  • Trouble Man – Marvin Gaye
  • Ole Man Trouble – Otis Redding
  • Little Trouble Girl – Sonic Youth
  • Troubled Girl – Drab City
  • Hello Trouble – Buck Owens
  • Trouble – Bob Dylan
  • When I Got Troubles – Bob Dylan
  • The Troublemaker – Willie Nelson
  • If Trouble Was Money – Albert Collins
  • 99 Problems – JAY-Z
  • Third Degree – Eddie Boyd
  • Yes! I’m in the Barrel – Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  • Think About Your Troubles – Harry Nilsson
  • Troubles – The Beta Band
  • Shake Appeal – The Stooges
  • It Ain’t Right (Lovin’ To Be Lovin’) – Ike and Tina Turner, The Ikettes
  • Too Much on My Mind – The Kinks
  • 20th Century Man – The Kinks
  • 20th Century Boy – T. Rex
  • 30 Century Man – Scott Walker

SUYF! – Playlist 3/14/21

Songs inspired by limitations and expectations. Don’t forget the times they are a-changin’ for those who need to spring ahead. R.I.P. Roger and EM (Seattle).

Just puttin’ out dumpster fires . . .
  • ARCHIVE
  • The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Bob Dylan
  • Superman: Prelude and Main Title March – John Williams
  • (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman – The Kinks
  • Superman – Herbie Mann
  • Superman – Commodores
  • Superman – RuPaul
  • My Superman – Santigold
  • Waitin’ for a Superman – The Flaming Lips
  • Superman (It’s Not Easy) – Five For Fighting
  • Superman’s Song – Crash Test Dummies
  • Superman – Lazlo Bane
  • O Superman – Laurie Anderson
  • Waitin’ for a Superman – Iron & Wine
  • Superman – R.E.M.
  • Sunshine Superman – Dr. Lonnie Smith, Iggy Pop
  • Superman – Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson
  • Superman Lover – Johnny “Guitar” Watson
  • Superman’s Black in the Building – Public Enemy
  • Superman Es Illegal – Los Hermanos Ortiz
  • Superman – U.S. Drill Sergeant Field Recording
  • Superman – Benny Goodman
  • Supermanic Soul – Ministry
  • Sunshine Superman – Hüsker Dü
  • Official Suburbian Superman – Suzi Quartro
  • Superman – Barbra Streisand
  • Superman – Donna Fargo
  • Honky-Tonk Superman – Aaron Tippin
  • Superman – New Riders of the Purple Sage
Thanks! R.I.P.