Monday, July 8, 2013

UTR 7-7-13 (Places in America)

Places in America

Hour 1
Johnny Cash - I've Been Everywhere
     It was originally a song that listed Australian places, adapted by Hank Snow for North America
Lyle Lovett - Up In Indiana
     It's Not Big It's Large (2007)
Ryan Adams - New York, New York
     Video was shot in the shadow of the World Trade Center on 9-7-01
R.E.M. - Cuyahoga
     Cuyahoga River is in Ohio
Loretta Lynn - Portland, Oregon
     Duet with Jack White, who produced her Van Lear Rose album 
Michelle Shocked - Anchorage
     Despite her recent remarks, I will not ban her music from the past
Old 97s - Champagne, Illinois
     Home of the Illinois Fighting Illini 
Pernice Brothers - Somerville
     Somerville is a suburb of Boston.  The "Suck City" in the song may refer to Toronto, where Joe Pernice lived at the time
Brett Dennen - San Francisco
     Brett will be at Bank Of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch on July 25
Ben Folds - Effington
     Effington is a town in Minnesota.  From Ben's University A Capella compilation album
Dicks & Janes - Chicago
     University of Michigan A Capella group
Soul Coughing - Is Chicago Is Not Chicago
     Mentions the Chrysler Building, which is in New York City
Phantom Planet - California
     Was used as the theme song to the awful show The O.C. 

Hour 2
Presidents Of The United States Of America - Cleveland Rocks
     This cover of Ian Hunter was the theme song to The Drew Carey Show
Frank Black - Los Angeles
     First single to Frank's first solo album after the Pixies broke up
Everclear - Santa Monica
     I was nearly fired for playing this song when it was new. 
Dropkick Murphys - I'm Shipping Up To Boston
     This has sold over 1,000,000 digital copies while never cracking the Hot 100
Public Image Ltd - Seattle
     The word Seattle is never mentioned in this song
Sugar - Hoover Dam
     Bob Mould discusses this song in this clip 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - We Almost Lost Detroit
     Cover of Gil Scott-Heron song.  The video was shot all around Detroit
Band Of Horses - Laredo
     Laredo lies along the Rio Grande at the Texas-Mexico border
Elvis Presley - Viva Las Vegas
     any excuse to play this !
Theo Katzman - Brooklyn
     Ann Arborite and former member of My Dear Disco
Good Old War - Coney Island
     Joey Chestnut set a record, eating 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes at Nathans on July 4
Iron & Wine - Summer In Savannah
     When General Sherman was marching his troops through the South, he stopped burning at Savannah because of the town's beauty
Calexico - Bisbee Blue
     Bisbee is a small town in Arizona and has a very "Old West" appeal to this day
Lemonheads - Streets Of Baltimore
     Cover of Gram Parsons recorded at a radio station in Annapolis, Maryland

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