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Catamount Community Radio - June 29, 2014

Last night I went to bed early, thinking I'll wake up nice and early, fresh and ready to go for tomorrow's radio show. The problem is, if you go to bed too early, you run the risk of waking up in the middle of the night, unable to get back to sleep. So I wake up, look at the clock, and it's like 4:24 a.m. It did give me an idea for a puzzle:

A palindrome is a word o phrase whose letters are identical beginning to end and end to beginning. Like "Hannah" or "race car." So, 4:24 is the numerical equivalent of a palindrome. During the course of a day, there will be numerous numerical palindromes on the clock. The first, 12:21 a.m. The first part of the question is, how many in the course of the day if your clock radio is on the 12-hour a.m./p.m setting? The second part, how many if the clock is set on military time (e.g. 3:00 p.m. is 15:00)?

The theme today was summer. "Summer Wind," "Summer Breeze," "Summertime" "All Summer Long," "Summer Madness," etc.

I'm quite fond of LFO's "Summer Girls," mainly because of the randomness of the lyrics:

I like girls that wear Abercrombie and Fitch
I'd take her if I had one wish
But she's been gone
Since that summer, since that summer

In the summertime girls got it goin' on
Shake and wiggle to a hip hop song
Summertime girls are the kind I like
I'll steal your honey like I stole your bike

[...]

Like the color purple, macaroni and cheese
Ruby red slippers and a bunch of trees

When I first heard the expression "Abercombrie and Fitch" it sounded more like a law practice than a clothing retailer. Sometimes I bust a move to this tune in the living room.



Eleni Mandell: "Spring can be tragical / but summertime is magical."



Jim Dandy comes back as cover contest champion, wrestling the title away from Mary Ellen like Catamount Community Radio wrestles the airwaves away from the electric guitars.

1. "Theme from a Summer Place" - Three part question.

a) Why was the tune written? - It was written for the movie "A Summer Place"
b) Who had a hit with it back in the day? - Percy Faith (1960)
c) Who is covering it? - Sketchshow (Ryiuichi Sakamoto and Haruomi Hosono)

2. On Kid Rock's "All Summer Long," where is the basic riff lifted from? - Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London."

3. What famous rap tune samples Kool & the Gang's "Summer Madness"? - DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince's "Summertime"



4. The Isley Brothers are covering "Summer Breeze." Who had a a hit with it originally? - Seals & Crofts

Catamount Community Radio, Sunday mornings 10-12 (East Coast), on WWCU-FM.

1. Harry Nilsson – Turn on your Radio
2. Miles Davis – Milestones
3. Frank Sinatra – Summer Wind
4. Larry Goldings – Back in the Day
5. Dionne Warwick – Do You Know the Way to San José
6. Aretha Franklin – Walk on By (Studio Rio Remix)
7. Tom Waits – Swordfish Trombone
8. Duke Ellington – Feet Bone
9. Sketchshow – Theme from a Summer Place
10. Lester Young – Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
11. Dinah Washington – When I Fall in Love
12. Louis Armstrong – Leap Frog
13. Tesfa Maryam Kidane – Heywete
14. Kid Rock – All Summer Long
15. Charles Mingus – The Hatian Fight Song
16. Sonny Stitt – I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance
17. LFO – Summer Girls
18. The Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing (Studio Rio Remix)
19. Eleni Mandell – Magic Summertime
20. Marc Ribot – Aquí como allá
21. Kool & the Gang – Summer Madness
22. Jackie Wilson – Baby Workout
23. Sarah Vaughan – Summertime (UFO Remix)
24. The Isley Brothers – Summer Breeze
25. Frank Catalano – Bang!
26. Gale Garnett – We’ll Sing in the Sunshine
27. Anat Cohen, Ingrid Jensen, Jason Moran – Three’s Free
28. Miles Davis – Summertime

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