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

Jun 24, 2016

Oh! Hey there. It's the Starlight Society, innit? This week, we play a bunch of music from a bunch of countries and have a grand old time, and in no way did I just remember that we were doing a show when someone pointed a microphone in my face....

As always, I recommend not reading the setlist until you've heard the show. You'll only spoil your surprises. Also, go out and make new people listen to the show. We need more fresh blood. And to my new listener in Bulgaria who seems to be listening to most of the shows, welcome! No idea how you found us, but go get some friends to listen!



  • "Nostalgia" - The Chameleons
  • "Compliment" - 208 Talks Of Angels
  • "38 Years Old" - The Tragically Hip
  • "Set Adrift On Memory Bliss" - P.M. Dawn
  • "Shinjitsu no Koi" - 2814
  • "Where Does the Past End and the Present Begin?" - Ian O'Brien
  • "Invisible" - Colin Hay
  • "The Only Way" - Brad
  • "Horn OK Please" - Sukhwinder Singh, Yo Yo Honey Singh & Anoushka Manchanda
  • "A Solid Bond In Your Heart" - The Style Council
  • "Daydream" - Judy and Mary
  • "The Last Garrison" - Enter Shikari
  • "Bloodhounds" - All Them Witches
  • "Watch Your Back" - Dizzee Rascal
  • "A Legitimate Business Man" - Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist, Oh No & DJ Shadow
  • "Fly, Gundam!" - Andrew W.K.
  • "Pretty Paracetamol" - Fischer-Z
  • "Variety Speak" - The Animaniacs
  • "Road Rats" - Alice Cooper
  • "Burn" - endive
  • "Auto-Tune the News #8- dragons. geese. Michael Vick. (ft. T-Pain)" - The Gregory Brothers
  • "Breakdown" - Tantric
  • "Sorpresa de Shanghai" - Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota
  • "Unsteady" - Kill Creek
  • "Nothing But Love" - James
  • "The Fire Down Below" - Slaves (US)
  • "Turn It Up (Remix)/Fire It Up" - Busta Rhymes
  • אתניקס - צ'ארלי
  • "Last Defense" - Year Of The Rabbit
  • "Cry Little Sister" - G Tom Mac
  • "Wild One" - Thin Lizzy
  • "Last Song" - The Smashing Pumpkins
Jun 17, 2016

In the early 1990s, England had a series of reactions to the grunge and shoegaze movements, the biggest of which was a desire to return to the classic rock stylings of the 60s and 70s. This spawned the movement known as BritPop, whose heyday ran from 1991 until 1997 or so.

Over the next three hours, I'll walk you through some of the key moments in BritPop, play you some of the biggest tunes, introduce you to a bunch of "also-rans" and talk about what ended up causing BritPop's decline (Spoiler: mostly BritPop itself).


It's a fun show, a "best of BritPop" if you will, full of lots of bright and bouncy songs, plus a whole lot of England.



  • "Common People" - Pulp
  • "Animal Nitrate" - Suede
  • "Popscene" - Blur
  • "Wonderwall" - Oasis
  • "Come Together" - The Beatles
  • "Live Life" - The Kinks
  • "Girlfriend In A Coma" - The Smiths
  • "The Drowners" - Suede
  • "Parklife" - Blur
  • "Lipgloss" - Pulp
  • "Rock'n'Roll Star" - Oasis
  • "Caught By The Fuzz" - Supergrass
  • "Daydreamer" - Menswear
  • "Wide Open Space" - Mansun
  • "Connection" - Elastica
  • "Wake Up Boo!" - The Boo Radleys
  • "The Life Of Riley" - The Lightning Seeds
  • "Going For Gold" - Shed Seven
  • "Slight Return (John Peel Session 1994)" - The Bluetones
  • "Changingman" - Paul Weller
  • "The Riverboat Song" - Ocean Colour Scene
  • "One To Another" - The Charlatans
  • "Ladykillers" - Lush
  • "Sonnet" - The Verve
  • "A Design For Life" - Manic Street Preachers
  • "Girl From Mars" - Ash
  • "Female Of The Species" - Space
  • "I'm So Lonely" - Cast
  • "Miss Trudy" - Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
  • "You're Gorgeous" - Babybird
  • "Songs Of Love" - The Divine Comedy
  • "Come Back To What You Know" - Embrace
  • "A Girl Like You" - Edwyn Collins
  • "Waking Up" - Elastica
  • "Atom" - Echobelly
  • "Road Rage" - Catatonia
  • "What Do I Do Now?" - Sleeper
  • "Don't Go Away" - Oasis
  • "Bittersweet Symphony" - The Verve
  • "Song 2" - Blur
  • "Karma Police" - Radiohead
  • "The Shock Of The Lightning" - Oasis
Jun 10, 2016

Weird week. As I type this in, I'm sitting on a Ticketmaster page, camped, waiting to get tickets to Prophets of Rage, listening to the second Stone Roses single (which will be in next week's show), being sad that the singer/guitarist from Boom Boom Satellites is losing his battle with his brain tumor. I saw Caravan Palace a few days ago, and that was good. There's a song this week about "the best part of Ohio" for my Ohio peeps. There's a bit of Indonesian rock.

This week's show, like most shows, we'll cover all sorts of stuff. It's a few minutes long, but I wanted to spend a little bit of extra time on Boom Boom Satellites, so I did, and you can't stop me.

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  • "Still Water" - The Samples
  • "Revolusi Cinta" - Slank
  • "You Know You Can't Help It" - Buzzcocks
  • "Mala Truba" - Urban & 4
  • "The Magic Clap" - The Coup
  • "I Gotsta Get Paid" - ZZ Top
  • "Giant Balls Of Gold" - Steve Vai
  • "Теряю голову (feat. Symphony Orchestra of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia)" - Bi-2
  • "Sorry About Your Irony" - El Ten Eleven
  • "Tonto" - Battles
  • "Fool In The Rain" - BalticSeaChild
  • "Galaxy Detour" - The Phenomenauts
  • "Lucky" - Supercar
  • "Almost Perfect" - The Pretenders
  • "From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea" - The Cure
  • "(Rock) Superstar" - Cypress Hill
  • "Fight The Power" - Public Enemy
  • "Killing In The Name Of" - Rage Against The Machine
  • "I'm Sick Of This Place" - The Brilliant Green
  • "Wonderland" - Caravan Palace
  • "Just One Dance" - Caro Emerald
  • "Ready To Receive" - The Animalhouse
  • "Second Head" - The Teardrop Explodes
  • "Silver" - Hundred Reasons
  • "On The Painted Desert" - Boom Boom Satellites
  • "Lay Your Hands On Me" - Boom Boom Satellites
Jun 3, 2016

This week's your usual sized, fun-filled episode, stuffed to the gills with music from Japan, Turkey, Thailand, Finland, Germany and more. We go as far back as swing, and as cutting edge as trip-hop. We play music from The GothFather, from the king of Proto-Punk, and music that's somewhat educational.

It's a fun show. You should enjoy it. I know I did.

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    Me on Twitter -
    Why talking to random people in the Bay Area can be like Hell incarnate (I give it until 2018) -



  • "When You're On Top" - The Wallflowers
  • "Why Can't This Be Love?" - Van Halen
  • "Guerilla Radio" - Rage Against The Machine
  • "戰勝心魔" - Beyond
  • "East Easy Rider" - Julian Cope
  • "Rapstar" - Ceza
  • "Traded In My Cigarettes" - Plan B
  • "Hamishpat" - Mashina
  • "Late Goodbye" - Poets Of The Fall
  • "Beginning To See The Light" - The Velvet Underground
  • "Cry For Love" - Iggy Pop
  • "Bastard Landlord" - The Pogues
  • "Ain't That A Kick In The Head" - Dean Martin
  • "Mad About You" - Sting
  • "I Am My Own Name" - Peter Murphy
  • "San Francisco" - The Mowgli's
  • "Forget Myself" - Third Eye Blind
  • "Fake Tales Of San Francisco" - Arctic Monkeys
  • "Guten Tag" - Wir sind Helden
  • "Teenage Wristband" - The Twilight Singers
  • "ความรัก" - Bodyslam
  • "The Look (Unplugged)" - Roxette
  • "Sir Duke" - Stevie Wonder
  • "Missing Link" - DJ Krush
  • "On the Edge of a Cliff" - The Streets
  • "New Math" - Tom Lehrer
  • "Enid" - Barenaked Ladies
  • "Singing In My Sleep" - Semisonic
  • "Carolina" - Eric Bachmann