Starlight Society - Global Music Discovery

Starlight Society is about discovering new music from all throughout time and all across the world. We want to introduce you to sounds and bands you haven't been exposed to. The goal is break down borders and let the power of music unite us all.
RSS Feed
Starlight Society - Global Music Discovery






All Episodes
Now displaying: March, 2016

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

Mar 25, 2016

So I apologize for not talking too much in this particular episode, because I'm pretty sick, having spent all day Wednesday in bed, bundled up under three layers of blankets, in addition to a sweatshirt and sweatpants. I'm starting to feel a bit better, but I still don't feel "good" so I'm taking it easy, and that means the show is taking it easy too, so you get a potpourri show of odds and ends, a bunch of new songs from albums that just came out and the assorted old school favorite or two thrown in for seasoning.

Things'll make more sense next week, I'm sure, but this week, you can just attribute it all to my delirium fever haze and everything else will make sense later. As always, if you want to donate to the show, you can do that at and if you want to send someone to the show nice and easy, which you should be doing, as we always need fresh ears and new listeners, the page is

Your patience, patronage and persuasion of pilgrimage is appreciated. Back to bed with me. I'm waxing alliteratively. Never a good sign.



  • "Sick" - Utah Saints
  • "Tiger Girl (Wishful Thinking Edit)" - 65daysofstatic
  • "Comics" - Caravan Palace
  • "Be There" - UNKLE (feat. Ian Brown)
  • "The Disease" - Angels & Airwaves
  • "Death Is A Disease" - Clint Mansell
  • "Sober" - Tool
  • "I Love You All The Time" - Eagles Of Death Metal
  • "Check The Rhime" - A Tribe Called Quest
  • "Siberian Winter" - Semyon
  • "On and On" - Girl Talk
  • "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" - The Kinks
  • "Where The Light Gets In" - Primal Scream (feat. Sky Ferreira)
  • "Mr. Wright" - The Claypool Lennon Delirium
  • "Ladies Man" - Soul Asylum
  • "To My Surprise" - James
  • "Wolves Of Winter" - Biffy Clyro
  • "Get Up Of Our Knees" - The Housemartins
  • "What Is Light? Where Is Laughter?" - Twin Atlantic
  • "I Ka Barra (Your Work)" - Habib Koité and Bamada
  • "Prom Night" - Kenji Huruya
  • "Fue" - Soda Stereo
  • "Reptile (Psychedelic Symphony Live at The Sydney Opera House)" - The Church
  • "Every Generation Got Its Own Disease (acoustic)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Load Your Gunzzz" - The Goddamn Gallows
  • "Jump Around" - House Of Pain
  • "Blue On Black" - Kenny Wayne Shepherd







"I'm 37?!"

Mar 18, 2016

It's been mostly rainy here in the Bay Area for the last few weeks (yesterday, when I recorded the show, naturally, it was bright and sunny, but I woke up to heavy clouds this morning) so I thought I'd do an entire show full of rain songs, of which there are a ton.

Rain has been a topic of fascination for musicians for a long time. It's a metaphor, it's imagery, it's a lot of things. Anyhow, enjoy two hours of songs about rain.

If you want to donate the show, as always, it's



  • "The Rain Song" - Led Zeppelin
  • "Streets In The Rain" - The Samples
  • "In The Rain" - Hime
  • "Rain In England" - Akira The Don
  • "A Rainy Night In Soho" - The Pogues
  • "English Summer Rain" - Placebo
  • "Rain Will Fall" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "The Permanent Rain" - The Dangerous Summer
  • "Rainy Day and Day" - Dragon Ash
  • "Nine Million Rainy Days" - The Jesus & Mary Chain
  • "The Rain" - Biffy Clyro
  • "Rainy Days Never Stays" - The Brilliant Green
  • "I Wish It Would Rain Down" - Phil Collins
  • "Rain" - Blackmill
  • "Rain" - Concrete Blonde
  • "Rain" - The Cult
  • "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • "Another Song About The Rain" - Cracker
  • "Rainy April Day (acoustic)" - Fury In The Slaugterhouse
  • "It Can't Rain All The Time" - Jane Siberry
  • "Prayers For Rain" - The Cure
  • "Rain King" - Counting Crows
  • "Come Rain Come Shine" - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • "The Rain" - The Music
  • "Rain" - The Seatbelts
Mar 11, 2016

This week's going to run a little long, but it's because my heart's too big for our usual 2 hour show. Fury In The Slaughterhouse have a new song out in the world, and will be celebrating their 30th anniversary at a concert in Hannover next year, which I am very much considering flying around the world for, even with money as tight as it is.

On this week's show, in addition to Greek hip hop, Argentinian blues rock, Japanese hiphop, French pop, Brazilian techno, Russian alternative and Japanese post-rock (plus our usual heady concoction of music dating back to the 1960s), we talk about musicians losing their hearing and what it means to love something so much you have trouble talking.

It's a bit emotional of a show for me, but I hope you'll understand and indulge me. I tell a fun story about how much technology has changed our love for music, but only in the good way.

As always, if you're interested in supporting the show (or my trying to get to see my favorite band in the world live again), you can help out at and we thank you, but you're also welcome to just subscribe to the show (via iTunes or whatever podcast subscription device you happen to be using on your phone or computer) and I hope you love this show just even half as much as I love making it.

As Big Chris says in "Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels" - "It's been emotional."



  • "Hibernation" - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  • "Collect Yourself" - Idlewild
  • "Zeroes And Ones" - Jesus Jones
  • "Melancholy" - Dragon Ash
  • "Sinner Man (feat. Tom Meighan)" - Idris Elba
  • "Hey Blondie" - Amon Tobin
  • "A Time And A Place" - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • "Doubt" - Stereolab
  • "Run" - Collective Soul
  • "The Village Green Preservation Society" - The Kinks
  • "Песня на одном аккорде" - Splean
  • "Big In Japan" - Tom Waits
  • "C" - Toe
  • "Nun Fight (live)" - Paul & Storm
  • "Thunderstruck" - AC/DC
  • "Wild Sex (In The Working Class)" - Oingo Boingo
  • "Susanita" - Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota
  • "The Car That Drives Itself" - Mike Skinner
  • "John The Fisherman" - Primus
  • "Mikro Agori" - Stereo Nova
  • "Ashes To Ashes" - Faith No More
  • "Rain" - The Beatles
  • "Young At Heart" - William Tell
  • "Come Home (Flood Mix)" - James
  • "30 (It's Not Easy)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Paradies" - Wingenfelder:Wingenfelder
  • "Glad You Know It Now" - Wingenfelder
Mar 4, 2016

Hey folks - this week we're all over the place with stuff from Italy, Portugal, Japan, Germany, China, Iceland and more. We play stuff that's psy-trance, stuff that's experimental jazz, classic rock, cutup sound collages and whatever else I happened to be feeling at the time of the show.  Strap in for your weekly 2 hour ride.

Again, for those of you who are interested in helping to defray the costs of the show, we have a Patreon set up now, where you can chip in a few bucks every month. And for anyone curious, you can now go back and actually set the setlist for show one in the post for that podcast. Because, reasons.

The bit of Stone Roses news I rumored was going around when I was recording this podcast? Looks like it's bupkis. Oh well. A fella can continue to dream.

Your hero of the day is Val Kilmer. Let's rock.



  • "Forever" - The Charlatans UK
  • "Blasted Empire (Featuring DJ Nelassassin)" - Blasted Mechanism
  • "Special Edit Radio Mix - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - Negativland
  • "This Is Ponderous" - 2NU
  • "Trouble Man" - Marvin Gaye
  • "Where Dry Desert Ends" - Food
  • "Che Bella Carovana" - Marco Iacampo
  • "London Rain (Nothing Heals Me Like You Do)" - Heather Nova
  • "If All Else Fails" - Matchbook Romance
  • "Girlfriend" - July For Kings
  • "Slow Motion" - Acid Black Cherry
  • "Let's Get Fucked Up And Die" - Motion City Soundtrack
  • "The Rescue Blues" - Ryan Adams
  • "...Slowdance On The Inside" - Taking Back Sunday
  • "Black Mountain Side" - Led Zeppelin
  • "Untitled 3" - Sigur Rós
  • "Touched" - Vast
  • "My Melody" - Paranormal Attack
  • "Kodo (Inside The Sun Remix)" - Yoshida Brothers
  • "I Like The Way You Werk It (Live)" - Information Society
  • "衝開一切" - Beyond
  • "Readers & Writers" - Idlewild
  • "Bill Gates" - Kuersche
  • "Have A Nice Day" - Stereophonics
  • "Where Did You Go?" - Bird By Bird