May 19 – Best Songs of the year

It is finals week on the UST campus and all the seats in the library are occupied as students seek “blear –eyed wisdom out of midnight oil” as Yeats puts it in “Among School Children.” In a few days, the campus will be quiet again for the summer. Speaking of great poetry, we are also reminded of Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” – “Well we got no class/And we got no principles/And we got no innocence/We can’t even think of a word that rhymes”

Ah, yes.

This will be the final show for Great River Radio this season. We’ve had a wonderful time meeting together in the dim studio of KUST every week and chatting and playing our favorite music. We have now been putting together GRR since November 15, 2006 – nearly 100 shows. There is a lot to say about how the show has evolved and developed, but the main goal has stayed the same – to play the music we like and that we think you will like. We have some special ideas for the coming fall when we will celebrate the 100th episode of Great River Radio.

For today, though, we are going to be playing favorites from the last season – we’ve asked for your requests and we’ve received them. We’re going to pack as much music in today as possible – less talk, more music, yes. If you’re studying, or writing a paper, or grading a paper, or taking care of year end duties, today’s show will provide your soundtrack. Expect songs from Fleet Foxes, The Ting Tings, Phoenix, Michael Franti, The Hold Steady, Rachael Yamagata, Gospel Gossip, The Bird and the Bee, Beck and Beirut, among many others. This will be a great show.

Join Great River Radio live today at 4-6 p.m. (CST) via the KUST stream: www.stthomas.edu/kust (click on “Listen Live” in the upper-right-hand corner)

AIM or iChat screen name: kustradio

Best wishes for a safe and sunny and happy summer. We look forward to connecting with you again in September.

Playlist
Leopard Skin Pill-box Hat – Beck
Trashcan – Delta Spirit
The ’59 Sound – Gaslight Anthem
White Winter Hymnal – Fleet Foxes
Hazards of Love – Decemberists
Tonight (New Version) – Lykke Li
All I Really Want To Do – The Peggy Lee Band
Elephants – Rachael Yamagata
Let It Be Me – Ray LaMontagne
Brooklyn Go Hard – Santogold and Jay Z
Floating in the Gold – Frightened Rabbit
Who’d’ve Known – Lily Allen
Have A Little Faith – Michael Franti and Spearhead
Cathedrals  – Joan Osborne
That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings
O…Saya – MIA
People Gotta Lotta Nerve – Neko Case
I Don’t Know – Lisa Hannigan
I Am Goodbye – Bonnie “Prince” Billy
My Night With the Prostitute – Beirut
Blood Bank – Bon Iver
My Love – The Bird and The Bee
Wagon Wheels – Old Crow Medicine Show
Cause I Sez So – New York Dolls
Atlantic City – The Hold Steady
Now We Can See – The Thermals
Daniel – Bat For Lashes
1901 – Phoenix
I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris – Morissey
These Streets – Paolo Nutini
Our Time Will Come – Clem Snide
My Maudlin Career – Camera Obscura
Long Time – Buddy and Julie Miller
Another World – Antony and the Johnsons

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