#632 – June 1, 2016 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

That’s So Fabulous!
(Our Annual LGBTQIA Pride Show)
+ KC Pride Fest June 3–4-5 + The 70th Annual Tony Awards!

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980
[WMM’s theme song]

2. Judy Garland – “Intro / Keep Your Sunny Side Up”(outtake)
from: The Judy Garland Show – the show that got away /Hip-O /2002 [orig. taped June 24, 1963]

3. Cyre – “Holiday (Circuit Mix)” [45 seconds]
from: Gay Classics – Outrageous / Hot JWP / 2001

4. Dos Fallopia (Lisa Koch) – “Definition: Lesbian”
from: My Breasts Are Out Of Control / Tongueincheek Records / 1994

5. Bambi – “Lets Sing A Gay Little Spring Song” [12 seconds]
from: Bambi (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) / Buena Vista Pictures / 1996 [1942 Disney]

6. Lily Tomlin – “Obscene Phone Call” [47 seconds]
from: This Is a Recording / Universal Records / 1971
[The album consists of comic sketches of Tomlin in her most famous character, Ernestine, the nosy, aggressive, and sharp-tongued telephone operator. The album’s tracks include monologues in which Ernestine tangles over the phone with Joan Crawford, Gore Vidal (“Mr. Veedle”), Martha Mitchell, and J. Edgar Hoover. It was recorded live at the intimate Ice House in Pasadena, California. The album, Tomlin’s first, won her a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording. Tomlin became the first woman to win this award for a solo recording (in 1962 Elaine May won for an album with Mike Nichols; in the years since only Whoopi Goldberg and Kathy Griffin among female comedians have won the award.) The album peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 200 albums list, the highest charting solo comedy album by a woman ever on the chart.]

7. Sharron Alexis – “Please Don’t Be Gay” [42 seconds]
from: Sordid Lives (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) / Varese Sarabande / 2001

8. RuPaul – “I Met Him on the Dance Floor (Interlude)”
from: Realness / RuCo / March 2, 2015 [RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960), best known as simply RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, model, author, and recording artist, who first became widely known in the 1990s when he appeared in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. Previously, he was a fixture on the Atlanta and New York City club scenes during the 1980s and early 90s. RuPaul has on occasion performed as a man in a number of roles, usually billed as RuPaul Charles. RuPaul is noted among famous drag queens for his indifference towards the gender-specific pronouns used to address him—both “he” and “she” have been deemed acceptable. “You can call me he. You can call me she. You can call me Regis and Kathie Lee; I don’t care! Just as long as you call me.” He hosted a short-running talk show on VH1, and currently hosts reality television shows RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag U.]

9. Company – “Opening: I Hope I Get It” [51 seconds]
from: A Chorus Line – Original Cast Recording / Columbia / 1975

10. Dos Fallopia (Lisa Koch) – “Definition: Pro Choice”
from: My Breasts Are Out Of Control / Tongueincheek Records / 1994

11. Grace Jones – “The Crossing (Ooh The Action…)” [33 seconds]
from: Slave To The Rhythm / Island Def Jam Records / 1985

12. Al Franken and Phil Hartman – “Daily Affirmation Theme”
from: Original Soundtrack to: Stuart Saves His Family / Milan / 1995

13. Hedwig & The Angry Inch – “Tear Me Down”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Hedwig & The Angry Inch / Hybrid / 2001

10:15 – That’s So Fabulous!

14. The BTC Orchestra – “The Liberace Fanfare”
from: Behind The Candelabra (Music from the HBO Original Film) / Elektra / May 20, 2013
[2013 American drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh about the life of pianist Liberace and the secret affair he had with young Scott Thorson, based on Thorson’s memoir, Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace (1988). It premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2013. It aired on HBO on May 26, 2013 and won multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. It was released theatrically June 7, 2013 in the United Kingdom. The film features Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorsen.]

15. Liberace – “The Impossible Dream” [Vinyl]
from: Liberace Sends You Love [3 record set] / Brookville Records – ABC Records / 1974
[Born in West Allis, Wisconsin, his career spanned four decades of concerts, recordings, motion pictures, television, and endorsements, Liberace became world-famous. During the 1950s–1970s he was the highest-paid entertainer in the world and embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess both on and off stage. He publicly denied being gay during his lifetime, and sued those who said he was. Towards the end of his life his chauffeur, Scott Thorson, sued him for palimony. He died of an AIDS-related illness in 1987.]

16. Jim Nabors – “It Takes All Kinds To Make The World Go Round”
from: Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. / Sony / 1965
[Jan. 29, 2013, Hawaii News Now reported that Jim Nabors married his partner of 38 years, Stan Cadwallader, at Seattle, Washington’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Jan. 15, a month after same-sex marriage became legal in Washington. An urban legend maintains that Nabors married Rock Hudson in the early ’70s, shortly before Nabors began his relationship with Cadwallader. At least publicly, the two were never more than friends. According to Hudson, the legend originated with a group of “middle-aged homosexuals who live in Huntington Beach” who sent out joke invitations for their annual get-together. One year, the group invited its members to witness “the marriage of Rock Hudson & Jim Nabors,” at which Hudson would take the surname of Nabors’ most famous character, Gomer Pyle, becoming “Rock Pyle.” Those who failed to get the joke spread the rumor. Hudson was also gay but closeted, and because of the fear that one or both of them might be outed, Nabors & Hudson never spoke to each other again.]

10:22 – “Just say the lines and don’t bump into the furniture.”

I think my parents had a tougher time hearing that I wanted to become a Theatre Major than when I told them I was Gay. Please know, that I believe the theatre is full of all sexual orientations, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender…just like the rest of the world. The theatre, however, has always been a place where so many gay kids found their freedom and identity. The theatre gave gay kids their first glimpse into a world not found in their sheltered, small towns. Here in this next set is a song from Noel Coward from a album I found in my college library my freshman year. The plays of Noel Coward were captivating to me, the lyrics, wit, and diction of Noel Coward in action, is a treat.

After Noel, we’ll hear Paul Lynde from the Original Broadway Cast Recording of “Bye Bye Birdie,” followed by Charles Nelson Reilly talking about his experience in “Bye Bye Birdie” while auditioning for “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Charles Nelson Reilly was playing three parts in Bye Bye Birdie winner of The Tony Award for Best Musical of 1960. How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying won the Tony for Best Musical in 1961 and Reilly won The Tony for his portrayal of Bud Frump.

Finally, we’ll hear Lucille Ball & Bea Arthur, from the 1974 film Mame, based on the 1966 Broadway musical of the same name, based on the 1958 film Auntie Mame, based on the 1955 novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis. The 1974 film was another example of how Hollywood can screw-up a great Broadway show. Warner film executives decided against casting Angela Lansbury for the title role even though she had won the Tony Award for her performance on Broadway, and was a well-known film actress, having starred in Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks in 1971, and was a three-time Oscar nominee for The Manchurian Candidate, Gaslight, and The Picture of Dorian Gray, The film was a box-office failure and reviews, particularly for Lucille Ball, were brutal. It was her last film.

10:24 – Songs about “Tots” and “Kids” and “Coffee” and “Bosom Buddies”

17. Noel Coward – “What’s Going To Happen To the Tots”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957] [Born Dec. 16, 1899 / died Mar. 26, 1973. English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called “a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise”. Coward did not publicly acknowledge his homosexuality, but it was discussed candidly after his death by biographers including Graham Payn, his long-time partner, and in Coward’s diaries & letters, published posthumously.]

18. Paul Lynde & Marijane Maricle -“Kids”
from: Bye Bye Birdie! (Original Broadway Cast) / / 1960
[Paul Lynde’s sexual orientation was an open secret in Hollywood, although, in keeping with the prejudices of the time, it was not acknowledged or discussed in public. In a 2013 radio interview, Dick Van Dyke recalled the wrap party for Bye Bye Birdie. A series of men gave short speeches, each one praising Ann-Margret and predicting success and stardom for the young actress. When it was Paul Lynde’s turn to speak, he began, “Well, I guess I’m the only one here who doesn’t want to fuck Ann-Margret.” In 1965, Lynde was involved in an accident in which a young actor, reputed to be his lover, fell to his death from the window of their hotel room in San Francisco’s Sir Francis Drake Hotel. The two had been drinking for hours before 24-year-old James “Bing” Davidson slipped and fell eight stories, an event witnessed by two policemen, yet the event was largely kept out of the press, thus saving Lynde’s career. Despite his campy television persona, Lynde never publicly came out as gay and the press generally refrained from commenting about it. In 1976, a People magazine article on Lynde featured him and Stan Finesmith; the latter was dubbed Lynde’s “suite mate” and “chauffeur-bodyguard.” In the 1970s, this was as close as the press would come to hinting at his sexuality.]

19. Charles Nelson Reilly -“The Audition”
from: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying / Victor / 1961

20. Charles Nelson Reilly, Claudette Sutherland, Company -“Coffee Break”
from: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying / Victor / 1961

21. Lucille Ball & Beatrice Arthur – “Bosom Buddies”
from: Mame (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) / Warner Bros. / Sept. 2, 2003 [orig. 1974]

10:39 – Underwriting

10:41 – 70th Annual Tony Awards

We heard Charles Nelson Reilly talking about his audition for “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” winner of The Tony Award for Best Musical in 1961. We heard Lucille Ball and Bea Arthur singing from Mame written by Jerry Herman who has won several The Tony Awards for his musicals La Cage Aux Folles and Hello Dolly.

One of the most diverse awards shows is The 70th Annual Tony Awards to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2015–2016 season. The ceremony at The Beacon Theatre in NYC will be broadcast live on CBS, Sunday, June 12, at 7:00 PM.

For many Queer kids growing up in rural areas, the broadcast was the biggest night of LGBT programming. Shows like Torch Song Trilogy, A Chorus Line, Avenue Q, La Cage Aux Folles, The Normal Heart, Rent, Angels in America, Kinky Boots, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Hairspray are just some of the Broadway plays and musicals that tell the stories of LGBT people. The live television broadcast gave queer theatre nerds like me a glimsp into the world where we could find ourselves.

On June 1982, on my 19th birthday, I remember watching television with my father as Harvey Fierstein won the Tony for Best Actor in a Play he wrote called Torch Song Triology, about a gay drag-performer and his quest for true love and family. The play also won for Best Play, and I watched as producer John Glines made his historic Tony speech acknowledging his lover and co-producer, Larry Lane. It was a new world.

This year the 70th Annual Tony Awards will be. More info at: http://www.tonyawards.com/

The Broadway production of Hamilton is nominated for a record-setting 16 Tony Awards. Puerto Rican actor, composer, rapper and writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, is currently performing the lead role of Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton, a musical for which he wrote the book, music and lyrics—and which earned the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. Miranda is a 2015 recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Award.

Cynthia Erivo is a British singer-songwriter and actress, born January 8, 1987, is nominated for the 2016 Tony Award, for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, for revival of The Color Purple. Cynthis Erivo plays the central role of Celie in the musical adapted from the film The Color Purple that was adapted from the 1982 novel, The Color Purple, by author Alice Walker that won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction.

We’ll also hear from Carmen Cusack nominated for the 2016 Tony Award, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Music for Bright Star a musical written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.


22. Leslie Odom, Jr., Anthony Ramos, Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson & Orig Cast – “Hamilton”
from: Hamilton (Orig Broadway Cast Recording) / Hamilton Uptown – Atlantic / Sept 25, 2015
[Hamilton is a musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The show, inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow, achieved both critical acclaim and box office success. Hamilton opened on Broadway in August 2015 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The musical has received enthusiastic critical acclaim and unprecedented advance box office sales, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Broadway production is nominated for a record-setting 16 Tony Awards.]

23. Cynthia Erivo – “I’m Here”
from: The Color Purple (2015 Broadway Cast Recording) / Broadway Records / Feb 19, 2016
[British singer-songwriter and actress, born January 8, 1987. For The Color Purple, Erivo has been nominated for the 2016 Tony Award, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. She has also been nominated for the Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Actress in a Musical; the Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance Award; and the Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Actress in a Musical.]

24. Carmen Cusack & Bright Star Ensemble – “Sun Is Gonna Shine”
from: Bright Star (Original Broadway Cast Recording) / Sun is Gonna Shine / April 29, 2016
[Written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in 1945-46 with flashbacks to 1923. The show opened on March 24 at the Cort Theatre . Directed by Walter Bobbie, and features Carmen Cusack as Alice Murphy, Paul Alexander Nolan as Jimmy Ray Dobbs, A.J. Shively as Billy Cane, Hannah Elless as Margo Crawford, Michael Mulheren as Mayor Dobbs, Stephen Bogardus as Billy’s father, Dee Hoty as Alice’s mother, and Stephen Lee Anderson as Alice’s father. Choreography is by Josh Rhodes, scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Jane Greenwood and lighting design by Japhy Weideman. Bright Star is nominated for Best Musical and Carmen Cusack is nominated for the 2016 Tony Award, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.]

10:56 – Music from Kansas City Pride

25. DEV – “Lowkey”
from: Lowkey Remixes EP / Rica Lyfe Records / March 8, 2016
[1st single for the second album of singer, songwriter, rapper, model and radio host, DEV aka Devin Star Tailes, was born July 2, 1989. Dev’s song “Booty Bounce” was sampled in Far East Movement’s hit single “Like a G6” which reached number 1 in the US, and sold over four million downloads. Dev was signed to Universal Republic in October 2010, and released her debut single “Bass Down Low” in November 16, 2010 which reached the top 10 in the United Kingdom. Her debut album The Night the Sun Came Up was released on March 27, 2012. The second single, “In the Dark”, peaked at number 11 in the US chart, making it her most successful solo single to date. Dev in 2014 released two EPs, Bittersweet July and the second part as a follow up to part one. She’s a radio host of the popular radio Beats 1 by Apple, founded in 2015.] [DEV plays Kansas City Pride at Richard L Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO, Saturday, June 4, at 11:25 PM]

26. Judy Garland – “Half – Time Tags”(sponsor announcement)
from: The Judy Garland Show – the show that got away /Hip-O /2002 [orig. taped June 24, 1963]

11:00 – Station ID

25. Judy Garland – “Half – Time Tags”(sponsor announcement)
from: The Judy Garland Show – the show that got away /Hip-O /2002 [orig. taped June 24, 1963]

11:01 – Music from Kansas City Pride

26. Stephonne – “Unworthy”
from: Caged Bird Sings Songs About Red Beard / Independent / to be released in 2016
[1st single from upcoming album. Calling himself the lovechild of Prince and Billie Holiday, 29 year old singer-songwriter Stephonne was born in KC and grew up in the inner-city, of Wyandotte County going to High School at Bishop Ward. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Bendictine College and his Masters in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. Produced and arranged by Jamie Searle.] [Stephonne plays KC Pride at Richard L Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO, Sat, June 4, at 6:45 PM]

27. Vigil and Thieves – “Haunting”
from: Haunting – Single / Independent / January 23, 2016
[Recorded in Kansas City, MO. All lyrics by Sarah Storm. Sarah Storm on vocals, guitar, & keyboards; Steph Castor on guitar; Matthew Muckenthaler on bass, and Andrew Flaherty on drums.] [Vigil and Thieves plays Kansas City Pride at Richard L Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO, Saturday, June 4, at 5:30 PM]

28. Radial Red – “As It Should Be”
from: Radiate / Independent / April 18, 2015
[Radial Red is an all original Kansas City female fronted rock trio with Alisa Jefferson on bass & vocals, Barb Wilmoth on drums & vocals, and Scott Mitchell on guitar & vocals. They were formed in 2015.] [Radial Red play Kansas City Pride at Richard L Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO, Sunday, June 5, at 3:10 PM] [Radial Red play Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main St. Saturday Jun 25.]

29. Beverly McClellan – “Come to Me”
from: Fear Nothing / DeSpain Entertainment / November 21, 2011
[Beverly McClellan was born in Kingsport, Tennessee. She was a contestant in the first season of The Voice, reaching the final four. While in the recording studio, her producer invited her to try out for The Voice. McClellan had already recorded five independent albums without having been signed. She started singing at age 24 and had been performing at clubs in and bars around Fort Lauderdale, Florida for 20 years. She first played with Tammy Gorden in a duo called Uncommon Ground. McClellan is an openly lesbian artist. In June 2011, she appeared on the cover of SHE magazine, a South Florida lesbian magazine. She also recorded lead vocals for the song “John the Revelator” on Steve Vai’s 2012 album The Story of Light, and toured with Vai.] [Beverly McCllan plays KC Pride at Richard L Berkley Riverfront Park, Sun, June 5, at 6:00 PM]

11:16 – Interview with Bill Svoboda

Bill Svoboda serves as Producer for KC Gay Pride, June 3rd, 4th, & 5th, at Berkley Riverfront Park under the guidance of the KC Diversity Coalition, the not-for-profit service organization that presents KC Gay Pride. Bill started his career over 25 years ago in the event planning industry working for the Greater KC Chamber of Commerce. In 2002 he started EventPros, Inc., planning Festivals, Corporate and Association events all over the country. He was one of the original producers of the KCRiverFest and the KC Marathon – Health & Fitness Expo. Bill also produces the KC Jazz Festival.

Bill Svoboda thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Kansas City PrideFest, at Richard L Berkely Riverfront Park, 1298 Riverfront Dr. KCMO.
Friday, June 3rd, Saturday, June 4th, and Sunday, June 5th / More Info: gaypridekc.org

Friday, June 3rd: 6:00 PM – Midnight
Emcee: Dirty Dorothy – 6 to Midnight
6:00 – 7:00 | DJ Remix
7:00 – 7:45 | DJ Aaron Fries
7:45 – 8:45 | DJ Chef Nguyen
8:45 – 9:45 | DJ Chad Slater
9:45 – 11:45 | DJ Tony Moran
9:45 – 11:45 | Men of Skin

Saturday, June 4th: 12:00 Noon – 11:00 PM
Emcee: Widow Von’du – Noon to 5pm / Emcee: Flo and Melinda Ryder – 5pm to 11pm
12:00 – 1:00 | DJ Remix
1:00 – 1:15 | Nikita Wood-Rowe
2:30 – 2:45 | Jocelynn
2:45 – 3:00 | Adaraa Starr
3:00 – 3:15 | Sasha Blake
3:15 – 3:30 | Angel Iman
3:30 – 4:15 | Aaron Fries
4:15 – 4:30 | Alexandra Grey
4:30 – 5:00 | Heartlands Men’s Chorus
5:00 – 5:15 | Widow Von’du
5:30 – 6:15 | Vigil and Thieves
6:15 – 6:30 | KC Sunshine
6:30 – 6:45 | AJ Menendez
6:45 – 7:00 | Stephonne
7:00 – 7:15 | Mayor/Politicians
7:30 – 8:30 | Material Girl
8:40 – 9:10 | Missie B’s
9:25 – 10:25 | Ty Herndon
10:40 – 11:25 | DEV

Sunday, June 5th: Noon – 7:00 PM
Emcee: Monique Heart – Noon to 7pm / Emcee: Daisy Buckët – 2pm to 3:30pm
12:00 – 1:00 | DJ Remix
1:00 – 1:30 | KC LGBTQIA Youth
1:30 – 2:00 | Erin Eades
2:00 – 2:15 | Black Gay Pride
2:30 – 3:00 | Mid America Freedom Band
3:10 – 3:55 | Radial Red
3:55 – 4:15 | Daisy Buckët
4:15 – 4:30 | Heartland Trans Chorus
4:30 – 4:50 | Sidekicks
5:00 – 5:45 | Holmes Street
6:00 – 7:00 | Beverly McClellan
7:00 | Volunteer Thank You


The Commerce Bank Kid’s Zone: Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 6:00pm. Includes the Ironman obstacle course, Tinker Bell moonwalk, Dual Slide and Triple Lane Fun Run! The zone also features a face painter, balloon artist, and circus performers.

LGBTQIA Youth Hang Out: Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 6:00pm (Included with festival ticket) Games, prizes, music, photo booth and goodie bags!

Food Fair: Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Food trucks and other local cuisine

Market Place: Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Vendor and Sponsor Booths – Over 70 Vendors

Body Shop: Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Workshops and Free Health Checkups

Animal Adoption Booths: Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 6:00pm
Dogs, cats, and birds will be available for adoption

KC Gay Volley Ball: Sunday – Players will be participating in exhibition games

Renaissance Festival Characters: Friday, Saturday, Sunday Characters will be roaming!

KC Pride Fest – Love is the Cure, June 3rd, 4th, & 5th, at Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO, presented by KC Diversity Coalition, a not-for-profit service oganization.
For more information about tickets, vendors, directions, events, or to volunteer, visit: http://www.gaypridekc.org/

11:29 – Underwriting

30. ANOHNI – “Watch Me”
from: HOPELESSNESS / Secretly Canadian / May 6, 2016
[ANOHNI is formerly known as Antony Hegarty or Antony, is an English-born American singer, composer, and visual artist. She is best known as the lead singer of the band Antony and the Johnsons. Anohni was born in 1970 in the city of Chichester, England. Her family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States in 1981. In 1990, she moved to Manhattan, New York to study at New York University, where she founded the performance art collective Blacklips with Johanna Constantine. Entering a musical career, she began performing with an ensemble of NYC musicians as Antony and the Johnsons. Their first album, Antony and the Johnsons, was released in 2000 on David Tibet’s label Durtro. Their second album, I Am a Bird Now (2005), was a commercial and critical success, earning Anohni the Mercury Music Prize. In 2016, Anohni became the second openly transgender person nominated for an Academy Award; she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, along with J. Ralph, for the song “Manta Ray” in the film Racing Extinction. HOPELESSNESS, is a dance record with soulful vocals & lyrics addressing surveillance, drone warfare, and ecocide. A radical departure from the singer’s symphonic collaborations, the album seeks to disrupt assumptions about popular music through the collision of electronic sound and highly politicized lyrics. ANOHNI: Vocals, Beat programming, Keyboards, Piano; Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never): Beat programming, keyboards; and Ross Birchard (aka Hudson Mohawke): Beat programming, keyboards]

31. David Bowie – “Rebel Rebel”
from: A Reality Tour / ISO – Columbia – Legacy / January 25, 2010
[Recorded November 22-23, 2003, Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland. Originally written for a mooted Ziggy Stardust musical in late 1973, “Rebel Rebel” was Bowie’s last single in the glam rock style that had been his trademark. The song is notable for its gender-bending lyrics (“You got your mother in a whirl / She’s not sure if you’re a boy or a girl”) as well as its distinctive riff, which rock journalist Kris Needs has described as “a classic stick-in-the-head like the Stones’ ‘Satisfaction'”.Transsexual rock artist and former Bowie associate Jayne County claims that “Rebel Rebel” was based in part on County’s own song “Queenage Baby”, which was recorded in January 1974 by Bowie’s Mainman Records, but not released at the time. The song later surfaced on the independent 2006 release Wayne County at the Trucks, and some critics, upon hearing the track, echoed County’s claims. The 2004, live version features David Bowie – vocals, guitars, stylophone, harmonica; Earl Slick – guitar; Gerry Leonard – guitar; Gail Ann Dorsey – bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Under Pressure”; Sterling Campbell – drums; Mike Garson – keyboards, piano; Catherine Russell – keyboards, percussion, acoustic guitar, backing vocals. A Reality Tour was a worldwide concert tour by David Bowie in support of the Reality album. The tour commenced on 7 October 7, 2003 at the Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark continuing through Europe, North America, Asia, including a return to New Zealand and Australia for the first time since the 1987 Glass Spider Tour. The tour grossed $46,000,000, making it the ninth-highest grossing tour of 2004. At over 110 shows, the tour was the longest tour of Bowie’s career. Bowie played Kansas City, May 10, 2004, at Starlight Theatre. I was there, seven rows from the stage.]

32. The Sleazebeats – “Goosesteppin’ Nazis”
from: The Sleazebeats / Independent / Jan. 1, 2012 [Charlie Colborne – keyboards, guitar, vocals; Bill Belzer – drums; Jeff Harshbarger – bass; Recorded at More Famouser Studios w/ Mike Nolte engineer, mixing, mastering the recordings. The Sleazebeats have played Live on the show on several occassions.]

33. Lou Reed and John Cale – “Small Town”
from: Songs For Drella / Sire – Warner Bros. / 1990
[Dedicated to the memory of Andy Warhol, their mentor, who had died unexpectedly in 1987. Drella was a nickname for Warhol coined by Warhol Superstar Ondine, a contraction of Dracula and Cinderella, used by Warhol’s crowd. The song cycle focuses on Warhol’s interpersonal relations and experiences, with songs falling roughly into three categories: Warhol’s first-person perspective (which makes up the vast majority of the album), third-person narratives chronicling events and affairs, and first-person commentaries on Warhol by Reed and Cale themselves. The songs on the album are, to some extent, in chronological order.]

34. The Kinsey Sicks – “Welcome to Our 9th Album”
from: Eight Is Enough / The Kinsey Sicks / May 1, 2016
[The Kinsey Sicks were formed in 1993, by original members: Ben Schatz (“Rachel”) is a Harvard-trained civil rights lawyer, former Director of the national Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and one-time presidential advisor on HIV issues, who created the first national AIDS legal project and authored Clinton’s HIV policy during the 1992 presidential campaign, and Irwin Keller (“Winnie”) is a University of Chicago-trained lawyer and linguist and former director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the San Francisco Bay Area, who authored Chicago’s gay rights ordinance, passed into law in 1989. In 2004, the Kinsey Sicks were joined by actor/singer/designer Jeff Manabat, who is responsible for Trixie’s inordinate glamour and soaring counter-tenor, as well as the entire group’s hot couture. Beginning in October of 2008, the Kinsey Sicks are joined by the hilarious and talented Spencer Brown (“Trampolina”), a Kansas City-based actor and singer, already known for his drag character Daisy Buckët (pronounced, of course, “bouquet”).]

35. The Kinsey Sicks – “Crappy”
from: Eight Is Enough / The Kinsey Sicks / May 1, 2016

36. Mountain Sprout – “Christian Girlfriend”
rom: Into the Sun / Independent / December 23, 2008
[Melissa Carper was in Mountain Sprout before The Carper Family. The Carper Family ended their set at the Folk Alliance International Conference with this very special and funny song.]


37. Mundo Nouvo – “Pueblo Latino”
from: Mundo Nouvo [2-song Single] / Inwrought Music Management / May 21, 2016
[Comprised of some the area’s finest talent, Kansas City’s newest Latin music group, the eleven-piece salsa orchestra is made up of: Ramon Terrada on lead vocals, Pat Alonzo Conway on congas, Jose Miguel Ramos on timbales, Tony Ramos on bongos, Dan Nonweiler on bass, Eddie Moore on piano, Sean Mawhirter on guitar, Guy Montes on flute, Ryan Thielman on trumpet, Jon Kratzer on trumpet, and Janne Silfverberg on trombone. More info at: http://www.mundonouvo.org]

[Mundo Nouvo is throwing a CD Release Party Monday, June 6 at 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, at Prohibition Hall, 1118 McGee St, KCMO

38. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003
[orig. 1957]

Next week, June 8, we play the Best of 2016 So far with guest co-hosts: Marion Merritt and Joelle St. Pierre. Plus we welcome special guest Anson The Ornery.

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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