Asian Music Mondays: Cover Songs 05/19/2014

This week on a special Cover Songs Edition of the Asian Music Show, we’ll discover that music truly is the universal language!  Hear Asian artists covering Western songs like CCR’s “Proud Mary” and fun.’s “We Are Young”, as well as Asian artists covering other Asian artists, and even some Western artists covering Asian songs!

Joanna Wang 王若琳 – “Lemon Tree” (Mandarin Chinese cover of the song by Fool’s Garden) (Amazon) (iTunes)
Love X Stereo – “Wave of Mutilation” (Cover of The Pixies song)
Hayley Westenra – “いつも何度でも / Always With Me” (English cover of the theme song of the Japanese anime movie Spirited Away)
Annie Lennox – “Keep on Loving You” (English cover of “ージュ/ Lipstick” by Miyuki Nakajima 中島美雪)
Izzy – “Shima Uta / Island Song” (English cover of a famous Okinawa-style song)
Bobbi Kim & Buga Kingz – “물레방아 인생 / Waterwheel Life” (Cover of Cho Young Nam’s Korean cover of “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Amei Zhang 张惠妹 – “排山倒海 / Topple the Mountains and Overturn the Seas” (Mandarin Chinese cover of “There You’ll Be” by Faith Hill)
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The Vibe 5/17/2014

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C-Jax and Spenny are your source for great hip-hop tonight as they bring you music from hip-hop artists who have been incarcerated. They also will bring some slow jams and throwback rap from many eras. Stay tuned for new music at 9 as they bring you hot new hip-hop tracks from Hi-Rez, Freddie Gibbs and Mac Miller! Free Gucci!

 

Stoopid – Gucci Mane

Take A Look At My Life – Fat Joe

Keep Ya Head Up – 2pac

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Interview with Joey Santiago of the Pixies

Our Music Director Michelle Feghali interviewed Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago to talk about the band’s first album in over 20 years, tour life, and…Kanye West? Miss this one and you’ll be asking yourself, “Where is my mind?” HA HA PIXIES PUNS. Anyway, check it out!

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The Pact – #31 – 5/19/14

The show kicks off with a special guest, Zac Sweirad, Impact Sports’ MSU baseball reporter, who adds to the panel’s discussion of the team’s season and what to expect in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament.

The topics then shift to playoffs and begin with a heated debate about the Chris Kreider-Carey Price collision in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

The show wraps up with a discussion about the NBA playoffs and how much the Serge Ibaka injury will hurt the Oklahoma City Thunder against the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals.
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Sit or Spin 5/18/14

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Sit or Spin was silly, weird and fun tonight with new tracks from Parquet Courts, Chromeo, Sharon Van Etten, and Little Dragon. The panel got into some garage tracks as well and we discussed what place they hated so much that they would name their band after it (reference to Sultan Bathery).

Black And White by Parquet Courts : spin

Losing to the Dark by La Sera : spin

Come Alive (feat. Toro Y Moi) by Chromeo : spin

Blue Spirit Blues by Jeffertitti’s Nile : sit

Surf by Curtis Harding : sit

Investigators by Indianapolis Jones : sit

Mess by Cousins : spin

Hometown Blues by Syd Arthur : spin

No Man’s Land by Little Hurricane : spin

Ghosts by You Me & Apollo : spin

Flavor by Twin Peaks : sit

Good To Me by Sultan Bathery : spin

Catch That Train by Beach Party! : spin

Our Love by Sharon Van Etten : sit

Owen by Frankie Cosmos : spin

Klapp Klapp by Little Dragon : spin

 

Flashback 5/16/14

Flashback helped you lovely listeners officially kick-off summer with jams from Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, The Beach Boys and more!  You can remember the good ol’ days of past summers AND get ready for summer 2014 with this set!

School’s Out – Alice Cooper

Diggin’ Your Scene – Smash Mouth

Nights In White Satin – The Moody Blues

You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate

Summer Breeze – Seals and Crofts

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Memorex Memories

Memorex Memories is a segment where Impact staffers rediscover their own mix CDs and playlists from childhood, pre-teen, and teen years.

This gem of a playlist dates back to the year 2005. As an angsty teen living in rural Michigan, I lashed out in the only way I knew how, by listening to obscure music from the 70s and 80s and wearing band t-shirts. Although this behavior was relatively harmless, my parents frequent inquiry of ‘Are you going goth?’ only made me lash out in a “MARILYN MANSON IS NOT GOTH” kind of way. Although the hormones don’t rage quite like they used to and the need for musical elitism has long since passed, I now realize that if I had stuck with it I would have found myself ultra-hip in the neo-goth/witch-haus/darkwave/i’m-sad-and-i-don’t-know-why scene of today.

1. Generation X – Kiss Me Deadly
Ahh yes, Billy Idol. Maybe it’s the platinum blonde hair, maybe it’s the the permanent smirk. Whatever it was something about Billy Idol in his pre-Wedding Singer days really made 14-year-old Devin swoon.

2. The Smiths – Girlfriend in a Coma
My introduction to The Smiths came not from casual perusal of an internet search engine, but from a book. Yes, a book. The novel How Soon Is Never? introduced me to The Smiths back when I thought they were people who were actually named Smith. To this day I both idolize them and am terrified of Morrissey.
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Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place

As a recent graduate of MSU, today is my last day of employment at WDBM Impact 89FM, so I figured I’d be a little selfish and play one of my favorites for this Jam of the Day.

A few weekends ago, I was sharing a bucket with my Impact friends at Crunchy’s. This song came on, and I had a sort of “whoa” moment. As a kid, I loved the legends of college rock. Artists like Joe Jackson, R.E.M., and Talking Heads were a huge part of my childhood obsession with the collegiate lifestyle, and by the time I was a college freshman, I was thrilled to be walking across campus to the sounds of The Shins and Vampire Weekend like the archetypical young turk that I was (and maybe still am). So, when this song came on–a song that I’d heard a bazillion times– I thought, “Here I am, listening to this college music with college radio friends at a college bar,” and it was eerily what I had always pictured growing up. Both 5-year-old me and 18-year-old me would be stoked to know that I ended up working at the greatest college radio station on Planet Earth, WDBM Impact 89FM. Anyway, I’ll cut the self-indulgence and just thank all of my Impact friends for making a life-long dream of being involved in college radio come true. MSU and the Impact will always be the place.

-Kevin Glide, The Director of Content Himself

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