Song Exploder
Song Exploder
Jan 16, 2017
Solange - Cranes in the Sky
25 min

Solange Knowles released her first album in 2002, at the age of 16. Her third album, A Seat at the Table, came out in September 2016, and debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. It’s gotten widespread critical acclaim, including being named album of the year by Pitchfork and by Vibe. In this episode, Solange takes apart the song "Cranes in the Sky," which began back in 2008.

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Switched on Pop
Switched on Pop
Vox
The Cyndi Lauper Conspiracy (with Sam Sanders)
Every song Cyndi Lauper writes is pop perfection according to Sam Sanders, host of NPR’s “It’s Been A Minute.” Many fall for “Girls Just Want To Have Fun,” but Sanders's favorite song is the slow burner “All Through The Night,” save for one moment: the synthesizer solo. For Sanders, this solo never fit in. Charlie investigates the source of his musical malady and uncovers how the 80s got its groove.  Songs Discussed Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time Cyndi Lauper - She Bop Cyndi Lauper - All Through the Night Janet Jackson - When I Think Of You Janet Jackson - The Pleasure Principle Janet Jackson - Nasty Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone Whitney Houston - Greatest Love Of All Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It Cyndi Lauper - Change Of Heart Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes Tom Petty - You Got Lucky Cars - Lets Go Talking Heads - Burning Down The House Parliament Funkadelic - Atomic Dog The Weeknd - Blinding Lights Dua Lipa - Physical Little Mix - Break Up Song Miley Cyrus - Heart of Glass (Blondie Cover) More Read Dr. Megan L. Lavengood's research on the DX7: https://meganlavengood.com/research/ Listen to Dave Smith's (recently re-released) Sequential Prophet 5 synthesizer: https://www.sequential.com/product/prophet-5/ Learn about William Wittman's production credits on Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/artist/170639-William-Wittman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
37 min
Strong Songs
Strong Songs
Kirk Hamilton
One Year, Eighteen Songs
As Year Two of Strong Songs draws to a close, it's time to take a look back. SCHEDULING NOTE: Strong Songs will be off for the month of December, and will be back for Year Three at the start of January, 2021. But before that! Let's go back, back, back in time one hundred years, to the start of 2020. SONGS DISCUSSED: * "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin from Led Zeppelin IV, 1971 * "Lovefool" by The Cardigans from First Band on the Moon, 1996 * "Tom Sawyer" by Rush from Moving Pictures, 1981 * "Toss a Coin to Your Witcher" by Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli from The Witcher, 2019 * "Sinnerman" as performed by Nina Simone from Pastel Blues, 1965 * "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys from Pet Sounds, 1966 * "So What" by Miles Davis from Kind of Blue, 1959 * "Last Goodbye" by Jeff Buckley from Grace, 1994 * "Walking on Broken Glass" by Annie Lennox from Diva, 1992 * "Chicago" by Sufjan Stevens from Illinois, 2005 * "Kiss" by Prince from Parade, 1986 * "World 1-1" by Koji Kondo from Super Mario Bros., 1985 * "No One Knows" by Queens of the Stone Age from Songs for the Deaf, 2002 * "Wedding Song" by Anaïs Mitchell from Hadestown (Original Broadway Cast), 2019 * "The Chain" and "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac from Rumors, 1977 * "Hyperballad" by Björk from Post, 1995 * "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967 OUTRO SOLOISTS: Kyle Molitor, Luke Price, & Kirk Hamilton Not as many new outro soloists this year as in year one, but hey, covid made it hard to record safely. Thanks to Kyle and Luke for joining the cast. STRONG MERCH! You've still got some gift-buying time before the holidays! Check it out the new Strong Songs Store cool t-shirts, mugs, totes, and more: store.strongsongspodcast.com KEEP IT SOCIAL You can follow Strong Songs on Twitter @StrongSongs: http://twitter.com/strongsongs And you can find Kirk on Twitter @Kirkhamilton and on Instagram at @Kirk_Hamilton: https://www.instagram.com/kirk_hamilton/ NEWSLETTER/MAILING LIST Sign up for Kirk's mailing list to start getting monthly-ish newsletters with music recommendations, links, news, and extra thoughts on new Strong Songs episodes: https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe STRONG PLAYLISTS Kirk has condensed his Strong Songs picks into a single new list, which you can find on Spotify, Apple Music, and thanks to listener L.B., it's now on YouTube Music. SUPPORT STRONG SONGS ON PATREON! Thank you, so much, to ALL of Strong Songs's patrons, and to everyone who has ever been a patron of the show. For more on how to help Kirk make more Strong Songs in 2021, go here: https://Patreon.com/StrongSongs NOVEMBER 2020 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Jeffrey Jue Rick Klaras Niko Laurie Acreman Ken Hirsh Jez Jenness Gardner Simon Cammell Guinevere Boostrom Jill Smith-Moore Narelle Horn Mickey Clark Nathaniel Bauernfeind Bill Rosinger Anne Britt David Zahm Erin Aidan Coughlan Jeanneret Manning Family Four Matt Butler Doug Paton Robert Paul R Watson Viki Dun Christer Lindqvist Sami Samhuri Craig J Covell AccessViolation Ryan Torvik Merlin Mann Fraser Glenn CALEB ROTACH Andre Bremer Chad Barnard Mark Schechter Dave Florey Dan Apczynski NOVEMBER 2020 HALF-NOTE PATRONS Kevin Potter M Shane Borders Pete Simm Shawn McCarthy Dallas Hockley Jana J Terron Ishihara Jason Gerry Rich Roskopf Melissa Gallo Joel Stevenson Will Dwyer Alethea Lee Lauren Reay Eric Prestemon Erika L Austin Cookies250 Spencer Shirley Joshua Jarvis Damian Brady Angela Livingstone Jeffrey C. Yarnell David Friedman Phillip Dalton Christopher Cudnoski Mark Edwards Randall Browning Sarah Sulan Diane Hughes Kenneth Tiong Jo Sutherland David Catlett Joe Laska Michael Casner Michael York Barb Courtney Derek Bender Melanie Andrich Franco Famularo Don Hutchison Lowell Meyer Etele Illes Jeff Almond Stephen Tsoneff Lorenz Schwarz Becca Sample chamomiatea Wen Jack Sjogren Aparajit Raghavan Benedict Pennington Geoff Golden Robyn Fraser Alexander Geddes Pascal Rueger Randy Souza Joe C Clare Holberton Jake Tinsley Georgia Livesay David Zucker Diane Turner Tom Coleman SUELLEN MOORE Judy Chapple Stuart Terry Mark Perry Malory Dhu Wik Eric Helm Jake Roberts Briony Leo Bill Fuller Jonathan Daniels Sheilah Steven Maron Michael Flaherty Jarrod Schindler Zoe Little Albukitty Caro Field Judith Stansfield Jenifer Carr michael bochner Duncan Dave Sharpe brant brantphillip Markus Koester David Cushman Alexander Jeremy Dawson Robbie Ferrero Gavin Doig Sam Fenn Tanner Morton AJ Schuster Jennifer Bush David Stroud Amanda Furlotti Andrew Baker Brooke Wilford Cyrus N. White Chris Brown Mark Haberlen Juan Carlos Montemayor Elosua Kate Albury Matt Gaskell Jules Bailey Eero Wahlstedt Bill Thornton Brian Amoebas Brett Douville Jeffrey Olson Matt Betzel Mueller Nate from Kalamazoo Melanie Stivers Richard Toller Alexander Polson John and Sharon Stenglein Tom Lauer Forrest Chang Earl Lozada Jon O’Keefe Justin McElroy Arjun Sharma Shane DeLeon James Johnson Andrew Lee Kevin Morrell Tom Clewer Kevin Pennyfeather Nicholas Schechter Justin Liew Emily Williams
58 min
Song of the Day
Song of the Day
KEXP
Sampa the Great - Time's Up (Remix) feat. Junglepussy
Sampa The Great - “Time’s Up (Remix) feat. Junglepussy,” a 2020 single on Ninja Tune. While music can be healing, oftentimes the industry is quite the opposite. As Sampa The Great (aka Sampa Tembo) addresses on “Time’s Up,” it can be even more perilous for Black artists working against systemic racism within the industry.  “‘Time’s Up’ is a track that was made to reflect a conversation between two young Black artists about the Australian music industry,” Tembo said in a statement upon the song’s release in 2019. “With the current atmosphere it’s an important time to address systemic racism within the music industry, especially as it slowly rebuilds. She continues, “Allyship should never be performative and as we continue past blackout day, all music orgs/labels should be put to task in bringing forward their initiatives for real change within their industry.” A year after the song’s release, Tembo is continuing to open up the conversation and giving the song new life with a remix competition, encouraging Black women and non-binary artists to hop on the track and share their own experiences. She set things off with this remix featuring New York rapper Junglepussy, who calls out bluntly that there are people “making money off our pain, it must be the protocol.” It’s the ideal complement to Tembo’s original verse, speaking her truth on how female rappers are often grouped together and rising above expectations and outdated norms.  In conjunction with KEXP’s upcoming Music Heals: Mental Health, we’re asking Song of the Day artists to spotlight a different organization. Tembo has chosen Pola Psychology. Tembo and Pola Psychology have partnered together with the goal of ensuring African youth have access to safe, appropriate, and responsive mental health care.  “At a time when it is needed the most, this is not just about raising the much needed funds, but also about letting my friends and the wider African and black community know that this service exists,” Tembo says on the organizations website. Their current goal is to raise $20,000 to pay for a year of therapy for 16 African youth. Learn more about Pola Psychology here. Donations are accepted here. Read the full post on KEXP.org Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2 min
AsianBossGirl
AsianBossGirl
Melody, Helen, and Janet
Episode 91: Parking Lots, Leftovers, and Jade Bracelets - The People, Places, & Things That Shape Us
People, Places, and things - in the most simple and direct translation, they are simply the definition of a noun. But these nouns are what makeup experiences, the many experiences throughout our lives that have shaped us into who we are today. From the people who left a lasting impression on us, the places that are painted with memories, to the inanimate objects that feel more living than not...all of these experiences have left a lasting impression on us for different reasons. In the Disney movie, “Inside Out”, they touch on the topic of “core memories”. Core Memories play a pivotal role in the film and are described as memories that feel more significant than regular memories. Core Memories essentially shape your personality and define who you are today. Today, we’ll be sharing our core memories, specifically the people, places, and things that have made an impact on our lives. This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh. --- P A R T N E R S mentioned in this episode: - Glossier: Get 10% off your first purchase at glossier.com/podcast/ABG - AAVRANI: Get 20% off your first order at AAVRANI.com with code ABG20 - KiwiCo: Get 50% off your first month + FREE shopping on any crate line at kiwico.com with code ABG - Parade: Get 20% off your order at yourparade.com/ABG with code ABG - Mint Mobile:  mintmobile.com/ABG S U B S C R I B E T O U S ! - @asianbossgirl on Apple Podcasts / Spotify / YouTube / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook - More about us at asianbossgirl.com E – M A I L U S ! - hello@asianbossgirl.com S U P P O R T U S ! - merch: asianbossgirl.myshopify.com - donation: anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/support --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/message
1 hr 5 min
Sleep With Me
Sleep With Me
Dearest Scooter and Night Vale Presents
929 - The Santa Element
Gilda answers the questions children hold in the hearts around Roberta Claus, the answers are as layered as a club sandwich and twice as dull. I’m supporting The Emotional PPE Project - https://emotionalppe.org/ Actions you can take to speak out on behalf of Walter Wallace- https://www.workingeducators.org/statement_on_walter_wallace Black Lives Matter. I cannot create a safe place for everyone without stopping to pause and look at what changes I need to make to support that fact. When I say “you deserve a good night’s sleep” it means black lives matter. More resources here- https://linktr.ee/dearestscooter Here is a list of Anti-racism resources- http://bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES Here is one place you can find support during this or any crisis. If you have more please share them! https://www.crisistextline.org/ There are more global helplines here https://linktr.ee/creatorselfcare (Become a patron https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithme - the story starts at about 20:00) Commission a song from the Mystery Bard NOW for a holiday gift over at http://www.jonathanmann.net BlendJet - BlendJet is the original portable blender that makes it easy to create a fresh meal, anytime, anywhere. And BlendJet makes the perfect gift for everyone on your list who’s looking to eat healthy and loves owning the latest must-have fitness accessory. Go to blendjet.com/sleep to SAVE an EXTRA 12%!!! Nutrafol - offers targeted formulas that are clinically shown to improve hair growth and thickness with less shedding, through all stages of life. You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND support our show by going to nutrafol.com and using promo code SLEEP and new customers will get 20% off – this is their best offer available anywhere. Reliefband- is the #1 FDA-Cleared anti-nausea wristband that has been CLINICALLY PROVEN to relieve nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness, morning sickness, chemotherapy, anxiety, hangovers, migraines, and so much more. Use promo code SLEEP for 20% off at reliefband.com! Betterhelp- Betterhelp offers licensed professional counselors, it’s a truly affordable option and our listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code “sleepwithme”. Go over to www.betterhelp.com/sleepwithme and simply fill out a questionnaire to help them assess your needs and get matched with a counselor you’ll love. Brooklinen- my one-stop-shop for all things comfort - sheets, towels, loungewear, and so much more. There is an exclusive offer just for Sleep With Me listeners. Get $20 off AND free shipping when you use promo code [WITHME] at http://www.brooklinen.com.
1 hr 9 min
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