Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The UnCola Playlist 12-29-09

Blow Monkeys-It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way
Vapour Trails-Night People
Larry John McNally-Wasn’t I Your Friend
Guess Who-Runnin’ Down The Street
Steely Dan-Rose Darling
Style Council-How She Threw It All Away
Gotham-Ease My Mind
Dallas County-Small Vacation
Sad Café-Every Day Hurts
Frank Zappa-Bobby Brown
Depeche Mode-Love In Itself
Scott English-Brandy
Dag-Even So
Split Enz-One Step Ahead
Earth Wind & Fire-Thinking Of You
Kane Gang-Don’t Look Any Further
Scissor Sisters-Mary
Ben Folds Five-Kate
Badly Drawn Boy-Something To Talk About
Geyster-Sister’s Beautiful
Duran Duran-Too Late Marlene
James Taylor Quartet-Stepping Into My Life

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Best Forgottens of the 2000s

Join us live this Tuesday 12/29 on when we look back at the Best Forgotten songs of the 2000s.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The UnCola Playlist 12-22-09

Falco-Der Kommisar
Paul Weller-Round & Round
Nick Lowe-So It Goes
Laura Nyro-Up On The Roof
So-Are You Sure?
Josh Rouse-Love Vibration
Twennynine featuring Lenny White-Best of Friends
Billy Joel-She’s Right On Time
Mancrab-Fish For Life
Shona Laing-(Glad I’m) Not A Kennedy
Guess Who-A Wednesday In Your Garden
Toy Matinee-Last Plane Out
Men At Work-Be Good Johnny
Dickie Goodman-Kong
Randy Newman-Little Criminals
Isis-Rubber Boy
Ten Wheel Drive-Morning Much Better
Erik Tagg-A Bigger Love
Marc Jordan-Margarita
Dragon-Burn Down The Bridges
Godley & Crème-Wedding Bells
Robbie Dupree-I’m No Stranger
Joan Osborne-Love Is Alive
Little Feat-Time Loves A Hero
Walter Becker-Book Of Liars
Mica Paris-My One Temptation
Oleta Adams-Rhythm Of Life
Light Of The World-I Like The Way You Make Me Feel

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The UnCola Playlist 12-15-09

Dexy’s Midnight Runners-The Celtic Soul Brothers
Moxy Fruvous-Michigan Militia
Tears For Fears-Advice For The Young At Heart
Warren Zevon-Nighttime In The Switching Yard
Talking Heads-Animals
Bill Callahan-Rococo Zephyr
Steely Dan-Pearl Of The Quarter
Sailor-A Glass Of Champagne
XTC-You’re The Wish You Are I Had
John Farrar-Reckless
Dan Hartman-Fletch, Get Outta Town
Tommy Sparks-She’s Got Me Dancing
Chas Jankel-Just A Thought
Big Street-Mercy (remix)
Scritti Politti-The Boom Boom Bap
Michael Franks-Your Secret’s Safe With Me
Peter Allen-Fly Away
Theme from Fish
Walter Heath-You Know You’re Wrong Don’t You Brother
Tahiti 80-All Around
Dara Sedaka-Huggin’
Pratt & McClain-Whachersign
Public Image Limited-Seattle
Bernie Taupin-Valley Nights
Sons Of Champlin-Imagination’s Sake
Dreams-15 Miles To Provo
China Crisis-St Savior Square

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The UnCola 12-8-09 Playlist

This week's show on The UnCola was a special tribute to our friend, Zephyr, who passed away on December 3rd, 2009. The show consisted of special requests, last respects and favorite memories of our dear furry friend.

Here is the playlist:

Suzanne Vega-Zephyr & I
Nilsson-Don’t Forget Me
Steely Dan-Daddy Don’t Live In That New York City No More
Josie & the Pussycats Theme
Prefab Sprout-Life’s A Miracle
Joe Jackson-Nineteen Forever
Cat Power-New York
Boz Scaggs-Freedom For The Stallion
Jonatha Brooke-Sweetest Angel
Presidents Of The United States of America-Kitty
Queen-Cool Cat
TLC-No Scrubs
Little River Band-Curiosity (Killed The Cat)
Cat Stevens-Trouble
Tenacious D-Dude (I Totally Miss You)
Squeeze-Cool For Cats
Judee Sill-Lopin Along Thru The Cosmos
Laura Nyro-The Cat Song
Kajagoogoo-Too Shy
Owsley-Sonny Boy
Beach Boys-Til I Die
Steve Martin-Cat Handcuffs
The Cure-The Lovecats
Al Stewart-Year Of The Cat
Wings Of Fire Orchestra-Nearing The Place
Ted Nugent-Cat Scratch Fever
Prince-Scarlet Pussy
Jellyfish-He’s My Best Friend
Alan Parsons Project-Old & Wise
Curiosity Killed The Cat-Down To Earth
Red Hot Chili Peppers-The Zephyr Song

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The UnCola Playlist 12-1-09

Graham Parker-Get Started, Start A Fire
The Truth-Exception Of Love
Chuck Suchy-Oh Darlin’
Annie Lennox-Ghosts In My Machine
XTC-Across This Antheap
Pet Shop Boys-How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously
New Radicals-Someday We’ll Know
Jules Shear-Steady
Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová-When Your Mind’s Made Up
The Lover Speaks-No More” I Love You”s
Lisa Dal Bello-Pretty Girls
Wet Wet Wet-Wishing I Was Lucky
Marc Tanner Band-In A Spotlight
Chicago-Critics Choice
Isis-Do The Football
Roger Joesph Manning-The Quickening
Living In A Box-Unique
Nik Kershaw-Wide Boy
Pages-The Sailor’s Song
Alessi Brothers-No Getting Around My Love
k.d. Lang-Get Some
Brian Protheroe-Pinball
Tarney Spencer Band-No Time To Lose
Level 42-I Sleep On My Heart
Erik Tagg-No One There
Robbie Nevil-Mary Lou
The Payola$-Eyes Of A Stranger
Loose Ends-Don’t You Ever (Try To Change Me)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The UnCola Playlist 11-24-09

Belouis Some-Let It Be With You
Gino Vannelli-The River Must Flow
Simply Red-A New Flame
Prefab Sprout-Carnival 2000
Captain Sensible-Wot
Geyster-A Different Space (The Fonz Jacket Remix)
Blood Sweat & Tears-Life
Flash & the Pan-Hey St. Peter
Sneaker-Loose In The World
Ace-Time Ain’t Long
Hayzee Fantazee-Shiny Shiny
Deee-Lite-Who Was That?
Joe Jackson-Invisible Man
Mildred-Color Me
Frank Weber-The Old Man
Tom Jans-Cool
Larry Lee-Number One Girl
Difford & Tilbrook-Picking Up The Pieces
Colourfield-Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby
Phoenix-Run Run Run
Jonatha Brooke-Nothing Sacred
Ned Doheny-On The Swingshift
Curiosity Killed The Cat-Shallow Memory
Haircut 100-Favorite Shirt (Boy Meets Girl)
Rupert Holmes-Let’s Get Crazy Tonight
Geoffrey Williams-It’s Not A Love Thing

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The UnCola Playlist 11-17-09

Blur-London Loves
Stephen Tin Tin Duffy-Icing On The Cake
Jon Astley-Jane's Getting Serious
Chris Difford-Come On Down
Fanny-All Mine
Fishbone-When Problems Arise
Tower of Power-Drop It In The Slot
Tony!Toni!Tone!-Tell Me Mama
The Pursuit Of Happiness-Cigarette Dangles
Posies-Solar Sister
Average White Band-Love Gives, Love Takes Away
Crackin'-Too Young
John Farrar-Tell Someone Who Cares
Q-Feel-Dancing In Heaven (Orbital BeBop)
Gary Russell-Farrah Fawcett I Love You
The Fortunes-Storm In A Teacup
Nick Lowe-So It Goes
They Might Be Giants-Don't Let Start
Third Matinee-Holiday For Sweet Louise
Jellyfish-Now She Knows She's Wrong
Brand New Heavies-I Don't Know Why
David Austin-Turn To Gold
Graham Gouldman-Go For It
Howard Jones-Look Mama
Edgar Winter's White Trash-Dying To Live
Iron Butterfly-Shady Lady
Todd Rundgren-Song Of The Viking
Squeeze-Another Nail For My Heart
The Pasadenas-Tribute (Right On)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The UnCola Playlist 11-10-09

B52s-Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland
Talk Talk-Life’s What You Make It
The Producers-What He’s Got
Steve Kipner-Beginning
China Crisis-The Highest High
Tahiti 80-Unpredictable
Bugatti & Musker-Mystery Girl
Adrian Gurvitz-Love Space
Basil Alexander-Enka Lake
Owsley-Uncle John’s Farm
Aztec Camera-Deep & Wide & Tall
Freddie Stubbs-Bridgeburger Theme
George Michael-Shoot The Dog
Boz Scaggs-Hollywood
Seals & Crofts-Stars
Eric Matthews-Fanfare
Madness-Dust Devil
The Jam-That’s Entertainment
Norwegian Fords-Not Even Onions Make Her Cry
Nilsson-You’re Breaking My Heart
Roachford-Family Man
David Pack-My Baby
Dennis Wilson-Pacific Ocean Blues
The Rentals-Friends Of P
Chris Rosser-Brilliant In The Dark
Curiosity Killed The Cat-Misfit
Prince-The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker
Neneh Cherry-Money Love
Robert Palmer-You Are In My System

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

WLIR - The best radio station ever!

If you lived in New York, esp on Long Island in the 80s, and had the ability to turn your radio dial to 92.7 FM, then you were privileged to hear the best radio station in the world ever! There was no station like it before and there will be no station like it ever. It was college free-form radio at its best before anyone even knew what that was.

It started out in the early 70's as a mellow classical & jazz station in a Garden City basement. By the mid to late 70's it was a very progressive rock station where you could hear Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, Hall & Oates and the Clash back to back. They played deep album cuts as well as new music from emerging punk & new wave bands, stuff no one else would touch.

In 1980, they started the Screamer of the Week, wherein listeners would vote on the best new song of the week. Imagine that, a radio station where listeners would have a say in what gets played. The first one, on September 4, 1980 was Rock Hard by Suzi Quatro. A list of all screamers (and shreeks) can be found here:

In August of 1982, the peak years began with a tweak of the format. Now they would only play "New Music First" as their slogan was "Dare To Be Different". And they were and it was awesome. It was the only place you could hear the Cure, Depeche Mode, Elvis Costello, the Smiths, U2 and Squeeze. They broke almost every big band of the 80s: Duran Duran, Culture Club, Eurythmics, Thompson Twins, Beastie Boys, INXS, B-52s. Think of any new wave band or song and odds are it was played first on WLIR. And they were always digging for new stuff, for the next great song, for the next great band.

In December of 1987, WLIR lost their license and went off the air. The came back about 6 weeks later as WDRE. They had a similar format, but it just wasn't the same.

This station was my biggest musical influence growing up, not just because of all the great music they played, but in how they taught me to listen to music and how they treated their listeners as the most important part of their station's success and gave them a voice on the airwaves.

Check out for more history, pictures, soundchecks and great info.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The UnCola Playlist 11-3-09

Geyster-Come My Direction
Level 42-Turn It On
Go West-Eye To Eye
Hall & Oates-Beanie G and The Rose Tattoo
Todd Rundgren-Time Heals
Cotton Mather-My Before and After
Tears For Fears-Closest Thing To Heaven
Squeeze-Who Are You?
Sneaker-Jaymes (live)
Linda Ronstadt-Easy For You To Say
Joan Osborne-Right Hand Man
Liz Phair-Stratford-On-Guy
Joe Jackson-Right & Wrong
Heaven 17-This Is Mine
Chase-Open Up Wide
Wings Of Fire Orchestra-Change, Become
10cc-Dreadlock Holiday
Dean Friedman-Rocking Chair
Randy Newman-I Love L.A.
The Quick-Bed Of Nails
Wax UK-Bridge To Your Heart
Atlanta Rhythm Section-Dog Days
Gerry Rafferty-Island
Cliff Richard-Take Another Look
Jim Messina-Money Alone
Guess Who-Glamour Boy
Crowded House-Weather With You
Toy Matinee-Turn It On Salvador
Freeez-Southern Freeez

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The UnCola Playlist 10-27-09

The Jam-Beat Surrender
Tahiti 80-Heartbeat
Rupert Holmes-Widescreen
Bobby Caldwell-Coming Down From Love
Diane Birch-Don’t Wait Up
Bob Welch-Church
Joni Mitchell-Good Friends
Kate Bush-Experiment IV
Nightshift-Cool Wind
Robert Palmer-Give Me An Inch
Laura Nyro-Lu
Jose Feliciano-Chico & the Man
Elvis Costello-Accidents Will Happen
Love & Money-Halleluiah Man
Blur-Tracy Jacks
Thompson Twins-Bouncing
Dickie Goodman-Attack Of The Z Monster
Bryan Ferry-The Right Stuff
Wham!-A Ray Of Sunshine
Ben Folds Five-She Don’t Use Jelly
The Sugarcubes-Coldsweat (7” remix)
Frank Zappa-Montana
Carole King-One Was Johnny
Judee Sill-Jesus Was a Crossmaker
Swing Out Sister-Somewhere In The World
Chaka Khan-You Belong To Me
Dazz Band-Joystick
NERD-You Know What
Royksopp-Remind Me
Dag-Righteous (City Pain)
Lucy Pearl-Don’t Mess With My Man

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The UnCola Playlist 10-20-09

Steve Carlisle-WKRP In Cincinati
Wendy & Lisa-Waterfall
Prefab Sprout-The Ice Maiden
Gino Vannelli-Appaloosa
The Truth-Weapons Of Love
XTC-Are You Receiving Me
XTC-King For A Day
The Housemartins-Five Get Over Excited
Bill Wyman-Je Suis Un Rock Star
Squeeze-Cool For Cats
Scritti Politti-Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)
Utopia-Feet Don’t Fail Me Now
Alternative Champs-So Damn Happy
Jonatha Brooke-Steady Pull
Warren Zevon-Bill Lee
Nick Lowe-I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass
Flight Of The Conchords-Business Time
The Knack-Africa
Graham Parker-Local Girls
Pages-Clearly Kim
Ambergris-Sunday Lady
Jellyfish-The Ghost At Number One
Beach Boys-It’s Getting Late
Ween-Mr Richard Smoker
APB-What Kind Of Girl
Jamiroquai-Love Foolosophy
Chromeo-Fancy Footwork
Burton Cummings-The Workaday
Level 42-The Sun Goes Down (Livin It Up)
Brand New Heavies-Never Stop
Scritti Politti-Tinseltown To The Boogiedown