Sunday, October 5, 2014

Been too long...

You're probably wondering why I haven't updated this blog with my recent show playlists.

The good news is Flight of the Squawkatiel is still on 90.1 WRUV at the usual time, 8-10 pm on Wednesdays. My life has been a little crazy and I haven't had as much time for extra radio show stuff lately (besides doing my show each week).

Stay tuned for more updates! I'm looking to move this blog to another site (most likely Tumblr) and will hopefully have each week's show available for you to listen to there! I will also be joining Twitter, so you can follow me there for updates. I have some really cool stuff coming up later this year as well as next Spring, so keep in touch!

Also, I have updated my "Squawk 40" Soundcloud playlist at the bottom of the page - check it out for some awesome tunes I'm really enjoying right now!

I'm really excited about my next show coming up this week! There's a bunch of great new music to play - including Minus the Bear, Alt-J, Great Good Fine Ok, Zola Jesus, Foxygen and more! Be sure to tune in this Wednesday from 8-10 pm at


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Playlist for 8/20/14: Pet Songs

This Wednesday, I went to an event at the Humane Society for dogs and their owners before coming in to do my show, so for the second hour I played songs with a theme of animals you keep as pets - mostly dog & cat songs, but also a few bird and rabbit songs as well.

If you missed the show, you can listen online until next Wednesday night at or

Before we get to the playlist, here are my Top 5 songs from this week's hour of new music:

5. Paperhaus - Cairo

4. Fink - Keep Falling

3. LOUDS - Ways

2. Wunder Wunder - Coastline

1. Rubblebucket - On the Ground

Here is this week's playlist:

Time Title Artist Album Label Genre
08:03 pm On the Ground Rubblebucket Survival Sounds Communion Rock
08:07 pm Coastline Wunder Wunder Everything Infinite Dovecote Rock
08:11 pm Autumn Bear in Heaven Time is Over One Day Old Dead Oceans Rock
08:15 pm Rainy Taxi Spoon They Want My Soul Loma Vista Rock
08:19 pm Cairo Paperhaus "Cairo" s/r Rock
08:25 pm The Bullfighter Dies Morrissey World Peace is None of Your Business Harvest Rock
08:27 pm Ways LOUDS If More People Bought Art, More People Would Buy Art s/r Rock
08:32 pm Divinity (feat. Amy Millan) Porter Robinson Worlds Astralwerks RPM
08:39 pm Gangsters of Suburbia WALLA Gangsters of Suburbia EP s/r Rock
08:43 pm Enjoy the Silence Herbert Weixelbaum 8 B-Bit Operators: Tribute to Depeche Mode Receptors Music RPM
08:47 pm Wait (feat. Lolo) Lemaitre Singularity Astralwerks RPM
08:51 pm Gimme Bubblegum The Derevolutions The Derevolutions s/r Rock
08:54 pm The Wolf is on the Hill Tweedy Beck Song Reader Capitol Rock
08:56 pm Keep Falling Fink Hard Believer R'COUP'D Rock
09:06 pm Plea From a Cat Named Virtute Frank Turner Polaroid Picture EP Interscope Rock
09:10 pm Kitten With a Whip Kitten Sunday School Atlantic Rock
09:14 pm The Love Cats Tricky Vulnerable Sanctuary Rock
09:17 pm New Cat My Body "New Cat" Danger Village Rock
09:21 pm Lord of the Pounce Marc Gunn & the Dubliners' Tabby Cats Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers Mage Folk
09:27 pm Every Dog Has Its Day Flogging Molly Swagger Side One Dummy Rock
09:31 pm Dog Park Minus the Bear They Make Beer Commercials Like This Suicide Squeeze Rock
09:34 pm Doggy Bounce Crazy Dogggz Flight of the Conchords Season 1 HBO Other
09:36 pm The Dog Is Mine K-os BLack on BLonde Nettwerk Rock
09:40 pm Living Like a Dog Priestess Hello Master RCA Metal
09:44 pm Birds We Are Serenades Criminal Heaven Interscope Rock
09:47 pm Early Bird Savoir Adore In the Wooded Forest Cantora Rock
09:51 pm Little Bird Courage Old Canes Feral Harmonic Saddle Creek Rock
09:56 pm Rabbit Kids Shrag Life! Death! Prizes! Where It's At Is Where You Are Rock
09:59 pm Red Rabbits The Shins Wincing the Night Away Sub Pop Rock

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Playlist for 8/13/14: Crazy Carnival

On last week's show, since we are getting to that time of year when the fair comes to town, I played a "crazy carnival" themed set for the second hour. If you missed the show, be sure to listen before it's gone and tomorrow's show replaces it.

But first, my top 5 new songs from last week's show:

5. Friendship Park - Not a Word

4. Morrissey - Earth is the Loneliest Planet

3. Beck - Heaven's Ladder

2. Slow Club - Complete Surrender

1. Alvvays - Next of Kin

If you missed the show, you can listen online at or

Here is the playlist:

Time Title Artist Album Label Genre
08:02 pm The First Time Matt Kivel Days of Being Wild Woodsist Rock
08:05 pm Faultlines (Demo) Field Division FatCat Records Demo FatCat Rock
08:11 pm Green and the Blue Fink Hard Believer R'COUP'D Rock
08:18 pm Heaven's Ladder Beck Beck Song Reader Capitol Rock
08:21 pm Complete Surrender Slow Club Complete Surrender Wichita Rock
08:25 pm Earth is the Loneliest Planet Morrissey World Peace Is None of Your Business Harvest Rock
08:28 pm Next of Kin Alvvays Alvvays Polyvinyl Rock
08:34 pm Sisters The Raveonettes Pe'ahi Beat Dies Rock
08:37 pm Relative Wray Wray Communicating Vessels Rock
08:40 pm Walking Away Dead Stars Slumber Old Flame Rock
08:44 pm Jump My Train The Bamboos Fever in the Road Nettwerk Rock
08:50 pm Take it to the Hoop The Derevolutions The Derevolutions s/r Rock
08:53 pm Last Forever Fenech-Soler "Last Forever" SO Recordings Rock
08:56 pm Not a Word Friendship Park "Not a Word" s/r Rock
09:06 pm Invalid Tub Ring Fermi Paradox Invisible Rock
09:09 pm Tragedy's a Coming Primus Green Naugahyde ATO Rock
09:14 pm Oh No Gogol Bordello Gypsy Punks Side One Dummy Rock
09:18 pm Coin Operated Boy The Dresden Dolls The Dresden Dolls Roadrunner Rock
09:23 pm Enola Gay Quasar Wut-Wut Taro Sound Glorious Noise Rock
09:25 pm Where's Max 3 Wake Pig Metal Blade Rock
09:27 pm A Year of Judges Stolen Babies There Be Squabbles Ahead The End Rock
09:32 pm Coming For You Twelve Foot Ninja Silent Machine Volkanik Metal
09:35 pm Key-Hole Cooky Conspiracy C2 AllCity Entertainment Rock
09:38 pm Why So Serious? (Alternative 12 Inch Mix) Mechanical Cabaret Wtii Records 2013 Free Compilation WTII Rock
09:45 pm Waffle of Death Logan Whitehurst & the Jr. Science Club How Does An Electrostatic Motor Work? s/r Other
09:49 pm M.O.B. F ( in Frank) EP s/r Metal
09:52 pm Knee Deep in the Squantz Bog of Naugatuck Mod Flanders Conspiracy Take a Ride on My One-Wheeled Rickshaw s/r Metal
09:58 pm Neonate Giant Squid Metridium Fields The End Metal

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Playlist for 8/6/14: August Mix

For the second hour of this week's show, I went with a theme capturing the feel of that last month of summer, with a set of tunes that are more on the pop end of shoegaze.

If you missed the show, you can listen online for up to a week at or

My Top 5 Songs from this week's new music hour:

5. The Bamboos - Helpless Blues

4. Tops - Sleeptalker

3. Sticky Fingers - Just For You

2. Saint Pepsi - Fiona Coyne

1. Fink - Looking Too Closely

And here is the playlist for this week's show:

Time Title Artist Album Label Genre
08:03 pm Long Night Guster "Long Night" s/r Rock
08:08 pm Evil Phox Phox Partisan Rock
08:13 pm Looking Too Closely Fink Hard Believer R'COUP'D Rock
08:19 pm Candleholder Monomyth Saturnalia Regalia! Mint Rock
08:20 pm Mile High Grass 1, 2, 3 Big Weather American Hermitage Rock
08:25 pm Goshen '97 Strand of Oaks Heal Dead Oceans Rock
08:28 pm Helpless Blues The Bamboos Fever in the Road Nettwerk Rock
08:34 pm Gold Silver Diamond Generationals Alix Polyvinyl Rock
08:37 pm The Bug Bear Hands Distraction Cantora Rock
08:41 pm Just For You Sticky Fingers Land of Pleasure Sureshaker Rock
08:46 pm Fiona Coyne Saint Pepsi "Fiona Coyne" / "Fall Hard" single Carpark Rock
08:49 pm Time Between Bear in Heaven Time Is Over One Day Old Dead Oceans Rock
08:53 pm Sleeptalker Tops "Change of Heart" / "Sleeptalker" Arbutus Rock
08:56 pm Everything Infinite Wunder Wunder Everything Infinite Dovecote Rock
09:07 pm In Mind Abram Shook Sun Marquee Western Vinyl Rock
09:11 pm Red Eyes The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream Secretly Canadian Rock
09:16 pm Saucer Eyes Snowmine "Saucer Eyes" s/r Rock
09:20 pm In Love With Useless A Sunny Day In Glasgow Sea When Absent Lefse Rock
09:25 pm Parallelogram Deastro Moondagger Ghostly International Rock
09:28 pm Me & Mary Asobi Seksu Hush Polyvinyl Rock
09:32 pm Kelly The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Days of Abandon Yebo Rock
09:35 pm After Hours Ablebody "After Hours" 7" s/r Rock
09:40 pm Get a Life Little Red Midnight Remember True Panther Sounds Rock
09:44 pm Fever Dreams Light Pollution Apparitions Carpark Rock
09:49 pm Into Blue Frankie Rose Herein Wild Fat Possum Rock
09:52 pm Heart Full of Pentagons Film School Fission s/r Rock
09:58 pm Red Balloon Azure Ray As Above So Below Saddle Creek Rock

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Playlist for 7/30/14: Funky Summer Jams

This week's show featured a playlist of groovy, funky tunes for summer: a mix of reggae, ska, hip hop and funk rock.

Starting this week, I will do something new on this blog: count down my Top 5 New songs from the first hour (so you can listen to the best tracks here first). So here is this week's Top 5:

5. Tops - Change of Heart

4. Lust For Youth - Illume

3. International Departures - The Title of Returning Champion

2. Bear in Heaven - Way Off

Listen at

1. Phox - Slow Motion

If you missed this week's show, you can listen online for up to a week at or

Click here for this week's playlist.

Playlist for 7/30/14: Electro R&B

Last week's show featured a 2nd hour playlist of the more electronic, R&B inspired sound which has become popular in the last few year.

You can listen to this show (until tonight's show) at or\

Here is the playlist:

Time Title Artist Album Label Genre
08:03 pm Hospital Bed Island Boy Basic Instincts Rita Rock
08:06 pm Time Go Caught a Ghost Human Nature +1 Rock
08:10 pm Dream Girl Miniature Tigers Cruel Runnings Yebo Rock
08:16 pm Down The Kooks The Bad Habit EP Astralwerks Rock
08:18 pm Dying Day Landlady Upright Behavior Hometapes Rock
08:20 pm Fade Northheart Northheart EP s/r Rock
08:23 pm (Theme From) Monomyth Monomyth Saturnalia Regalia! Mint Rock
08:26 pm Adult Diversion Alvvays Alvvays Polyvinyl Rock
08:31 pm Climber New Entry Braid No Coast Topshelf Rock
08:34 pm Vanilla Boris Noise Sargent House Rock
08:38 pm Night Running Mean Creek Local Losers Old Flame Rock
08:40 pm Yeah, Tonight Gold-Bears Dalliance Slumberland Rock
08:44 pm Weak Currents Buddy Last Call For the Quiet Life Stove Punchin' Rock
08:48 pm Golden Waves A Sunny Day In Glasgow Sea When Absent Lefse Rock
08:52 pm Lia Kitten Kitten (Bonus Track) Elektra Rock
09:02 pm Breezeblocks (Sebastian Carter Remix) Alt-J Breezeblocks Sebastian Carter RPM
09:07 pm Never Matter Toro Y Moi Anything in Return Carpark Rock
09:10 pm Feel Dead Times "Inner Gold" s/r Rock
09:15 pm Moonchild (Mouse On Mars Remix) Cibo Matto Moonchild Warner Bros. RPM
09:20 pm Frontier Psychiatrist The Avalanches Since I Left You Modular RPM
09:25 pm Ave B La Big Vic Cold War Underwater Peoples Rock
09:30 pm Seconds Ghost Loft "Seconds" s/r RPM
09:35 pm Wildfire SBTRKT SBTRKT Young Turks RPM
09:39 pm Subtle (feat. Mikky Ekko) Active Child Rapor EP Vagrant Rock
09:42 pm Bloodflows Sohn Tremors 4AD RPM
09:47 pm Stay (feat. Nick Acquroff) Chiefs "Stay (feat. Nick Acquroff)" s/r RPM
09:53 pm Ex-Files Loveskills Multiplicity No Shame Rock

Playlist for 7/16/14: Glitched Business

Sorry, I've not been good about putting up my playlists lately! This show is no longer available to stream online, but featured a bunch of songs with that glitchy style of electronics popular in the 00's during the second hour.

Here is the playlist:

Time Title Artist Album Label Genre
08:02 pm U-Turn Amatorski From Clay to Figures Crammed Discs Rock
08:06 pm Is It Natural? Donovan Blanc Donovan Blanc Captured Tracks Rock
08:09 pm Wormholes Mimicking Birds Eons Glacial Pace Rock
08:12 pm 1936 Phox Phox Partisan Rock
08:17 pm Armida Lust For Youth International Sacred Bones Rock
08:22 pm Writing on the Wall Bear's Den Without/Within Communion Rock
08:26 pm Hold Tight Midnight Faces The Fire is Gone Broken Factory Rock
08:32 pm Go Grimes WRUV Rock Singles July 2014 Mix #1 4AD Rock
08:35 pm Fool's Gold Manicanparty The District EP Atwork Rock
08:38 pm The Body, It Bends A Sunny Day in Glasgow Sea When Absent Lefse Rock
08:42 pm Sensible Kitten Kitten Elektra Rock
08:47 pm East End Hollows Braid No Coast Topshelf Rock
08:50 pm Luna Fear of Men Loom Kanine Rock
08:54 pm Captives The Sea The Sea "Captives" s/r Rock
09:04 pm Random Word Generation Freestyle Boy Backroom "Random Word Generation Freestyle Boy" s/r RPM
09:05 pm Nannou Aphex Twin Windowlicker Warp RPM
09:10 pm Sleeping In The Postal Service Give Up Sub Pop Rock
09:14 pm Quitter's Raga Gold Panda Companion Ghostly International Rock
09:17 pm Complex Scenic Square Grey EP s/r Rock
09:21 pm The White Flash (feat. Thom Yorke) Modeselektor Happy Birthday! BPitch Control RPM
09:26 pm Breathing Lessons Edapollo Shallow Swell Bad Panda RPM
09:31 pm Ungirthed Purity Ring Shrines 4AD RPM
09:34 pm Inner Hue Anenon Inner Hue Alpha Pup RPM
09:39 pm H Soft Escape The Age of Rockets Hannah Astronaut / Dinosaur Rock
09:43 pm An Owl With Knees The Books Lost and Safe Temporary Residence Ltd Rock
09:49 pm From One Wrong Place to the Next The Notwist Close to the Glass Sub Pop Rock
09:52 pm Ram Ram The Deer Tracks The Archer Trilogy Pt. 1 The Control Group Rock
09:57 pm You Are Here Falling Off Maps A Seaside Town in Winter Square Peg Round Hole Rock