Starlight Society - Global Music Discovery

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Touring the world one pair of headphones at a time...

Nov 23, 2015

So, first order of business - next week's show will go up on Tuesday, not on Monday. That said, this week is a mini-theme show - it's a show dedicated to the stuff I love most of all, as it is my birthday this week (on Thanksgiving no less).

This week also runs a little bit longer than your standard weekly show (by about 10 minutes or so). I still dabble in music from all around the world, but I have a skew towards the things I most wanted to listen to personally this week, and a little less on the discovery. But hey, it should make for a good show nonetheless...



  • "Happy Birthday To Me" - Cracker
  • "Fort Hood" - Mike Doughty
  • "Train In Vain" - The Clash
  • "Bonkers" - Dizzee Rascal & Armand Helden
  • "Be Brave" - Akira The Don
  • "Love Is Noise" - The Verve
  • "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)" - U2
  • "Schism" - Tool (Happy birthday Topher!)
  • "The Rising Sun" - Buckethead
  • "Medusa" - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • "Elephant Stone" - The Stone Roses
  • "The Stairs" - INXS
  • "Savitri" - Rodrigo y Gabriela
  • "Dedication" - Thin Lizzy
  • "Candle In Your Window" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Folding Stars" - Biffy Clyro
  • "Sproston Green (US Version)" - The Charlatans
  • "Going Through Hell" - The Streets
  • "Evangeline" - Matthew Sweet
  • "Dao of St. Paul" - Third Eye Blind
  • "Lily Of Da Valley" - Dragon Ash




Nov 16, 2015

This week, we get extremely international with music from Trinidad, Germany, Portugal, Japan, Russia, India, Mali and China, plus some stuff from the US and England. We dabble into punk, rock, electronica, hip-hop and more. I tell a story about how two different people in my high school had differing opinions about the same band (and how I split the difference.)

The microphone rustle you hear when I'm talking about KES is my cat Maverick, hopping up and into the microphone. I left it on there so he would stop harassing me as I was recording. As always, get the podcast some new friends - tell people about the random jukebox that is the Starlight Society!



  • "Raindance" - The Music
  • "Cler Achel" - Tinariwen
  • "Idaho" - The BoDeans
  • "...Passing By" - Ulrich Schnauss
  • "Dort" - KES
  • "Malhar Jam" - Agam
  • "I Wish" - King Missile
  • "Shadow Man" - Primitive Reason
  • "Ramblin' Man" - Lemon Jelly
  • "Chambers" - Steady & Co.
  • "По-жести" - Centr
  • "Night Drive" - No Devotion
  • "逝去日子" - Beyond
  • "Bobby Peru" - Luna
  • "Angel Falls" - Kenji Huruya
  • "Oh La La" - The Faces
  • "Fast Times At Drop-Out High" - The Ataris
Nov 9, 2015

Instead of our normal scene shows, for the months of November and December we're going to do something a little bit different. November's big show each year will be a cover songs show, where I play people covering other people's songs. This was such a fun show to put together, I decided to make it an annual thing, so we'll do it again next year! Enjoy!



  • "X-Files Theme" - Dirty Three (w/ Nick Cave)
  • "Mahna Mahna" - Cake
  • "Pure Imagination" - Primus
  • "The World Has Turned And Left Me Here" - Christopher John
  • "Wonderwall" - Ryan Adams
  • "Baby Got Back" - Jonathan Coulton
  • "Gin And Juice" - The Gourds
  • "Season Of The Witch" - Luna
  • "Don't Fear The Reaper" - The Mutton Birds
  • "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" - Eels
  • "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe" - The Afghan Whigs
  • "Billie Jean" - Ian Brown
  • "Policy Of Truth" - Terry Hoax
  • "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • "Regret" - The Get Up Kids
  • "Can't Help Falling In Love (Triple Peaks Remix)" - U2
  • "Where The Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You)" - Pet Shop Boys
  • "Baba O'Riley" - Blue Man Group
  • "Korobeiniki" - Ozma
  • "Such Great Heights" - Streetlight Manifesto
  • "The Gambler" - Mike Doughty
  • "Bad Blood" - Ryan Adams
  • "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" - Bioshock Infinite
  • "Sound & Vision" - Franz Ferdinand
  • "Prayin' For A Sweet Weekend" - Rock Sugar
  • "Maggie's Farm" - Rage Against The Machine
  • "War Pigs" - The Flaming Lips
  • "Crazy" - Violent Femmes
  • "Hey Ya" - Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra
Nov 2, 2015

This week, we don't delve as quite internationally as we usually do, but we play a very wide swath of genres, from an early rap/pop crossover, to the OTHER song that The Rembrandts recorded that got some popularity, to an exotic U2 B-side and more... I also tell a story about dreaming a song I never remember hearing...

I also urge you to go out and find a random person and convince them to download an episode of this podcast (any episode, we're not picky) to try and help us get more listeners.



  • "Viva Namida" - Yasuyuki Okamura
  • "I Can Climb Mountains" - Hell Is For Heroes
  • "Lady With The Spinning Head (UVI)" - U2
  • "Letting Go" - National Skyline
  • "Fallin'" - Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul
  • "Soon" - Yes
  • "Just The Way It Is, Baby" - The Rembrandts
  • "Rewind (Live)" - Stereophonics
  • "Superblaster" - Curve
  • "Presto" - Rush
  • "Geraldine" - Glasvegas
  • "Blues From A Gun" - The Jesus & Mary Chain
  • "Standing In The Doorway" - Soul Asylum
  • "The Whole Of The Moon" - The Waterboys
  • "Pink Moon" - Nick Drake
  • "If That's Alright" - Uncle Tupelo
  • "Activate" - Atari Teenage Riot
  • "Real Wild Child" - Iggy Pop
  • "Hope On Black Wings" - The Luna Sequence
  • "Shape Da Future" - Hideki Naganuma