035 Chickens and other birds

Feathers, eggs & beaks!

This week Ross from Just Gimme Indie Rock thought it might be fun for us to pick ornithologically titled tunes and make a magnificent mix of feathered fun to fill up your ears. Blimey.

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(00:00) Herbie Hancock – Bring down the birds
(00:53) Bobby Darin – A Nightingale sang in Berkley Sq.

Tim from The face of today

(03:51) The Trashmen – Surfin’ Bird

Ross from Just Gimme Indie Rock

(06:24) The Cramps – Chicken

Natalie from Mini-Obs

(08:35) The Bat Boys – OK Blue Jays

Lyle from Mentok the Mind-taker

(11:54) Buffalo Tom – Birdbrain

FiL from Pogoagogo

(15:43) Cake – Comfort Eagle

Tom from Other People’s Toys

(19:48) KD Lang – Bird on a wire

Marcy from Lost in your inbox

(24:40) Dead Kennedys – Chicken Farm

Bob from Gimme Tinnitus

(30:00) The Twilight Singers – That’s just how that bird sings

Alex from Totally true tales from Texas

(34:40) They Might Be Giants – Birdhouse in your soul

Jim from Quick before it melts

(38:54) Rachael Dadd & The Missing Scissors – Birds & Horses

Tim from FunFunFun

(43:10) Saves the Day – Nightingale

Andy from Circles of Concrete

(46:31) Weird Al Yankovic – I wanna new duck

Cindy from Adzuki Bean Stash

(50:02) Galactic – Funky bird

Deek Deekster from Pod of Funk

(55:13) Johnny Otis – Turkey Hop

ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away

(58:38) Sufjan Stevens – The lord god bird

Tim The Daily Growl

Thank you to this week’s contributors. Have an egg!

Next week’s theme, suggested by SAS Radio, is Money Money Money. To take part just follow the instructions on our handy can I be on the contrast podcast page. You won’t regret it.

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Chickenny piccy borrowed from this photographer.

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Out of respect for all of you fine people, I listened to the entire thing beginning to end.

TIM! My side hurts from “can I exchange the Keane album for some real music?”

I hope you don’t run a-fowl of any Keane fans! 😉

Oh Nat…I was almost that cruel (Hampton the Hamster’s version of chicken dance goes techno.) It’s funny, I didn’t even think of the They Might Be Giant’s song! Listening to it right now. A lot of danceable toons!

Keane have fans? 😉

😉 They do where I work! *sigh* Those KIDS!

Great stuff !! That Bat boys Tune is horrific (in a good way), love the Dead Kennedys and The Cramps. Totally forgot about Buffalo Tom and They Might be Giants. Love those tracks.

Weird Al Yankovic had me dancing around like a silly fool !!


Never heard of Rachael Dadd & The Missing Scissors, but it was lovely.

nice work, everybody. lots of fun stuff. i think i must be a reincarnated soul from the 1940s, tho, coz i just love that big band sound.

and alex–ghoulardi! what a blast from the past. i grew up in cleveland and remember him, and the ghoul, too.

loved your intro, too, tim. : )

Everyone’s submissions were excellent and so many of them were just plain FUN! The Twilight Singers have a new fan in ME and I’m downloading everything I can find by them! Thanks, Alex!

This was lots of fun, great track selections by everyone.
I have to agree with Nat on The Twilight Singers. 🙂

This was a good theme Ross, thanks.

And as always thank you Tim!

I’ve just found this site and I had a great time going back and looking at everything. What’s the next theme going to be?

The next theme is always announced at the bottom of the playlist 🙂

Thanks. I noticed that once I posted this.

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