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Monday, January 26, 2015

New time slot

Flight of the Squawkatiel is moving to a new time slot on WRUV for the Spring Semester!

The show is moving to Thursday at 8-10 pm!

So it will be the same time slot, except on Thursday instead of Wednesday.

Tune in this Thursday, the 29th, for my first show of WRUV's spring semester!

I have lots of great stuff planned for the show this spring. There will be a brand new intro song for the show, and a slight change to the format. There will still be one hour of brand new music to start the show off, and the second hour will feature older songs (anywhere from a few months to several decades ago) and will usually have a different theme each week. I will also take requests from listeners, as long as it's something that will fit in with the theme of the show.

Squawkatiel Madness will also be taking place for the third year in a row. It will begin on March 19, stay tuned for more details.

For now, keep listening at wruv.org or 90.1 FM in the Burlington, VT area.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Flight of the Squawkatiel's Top 40 Songs of 2014

2014 has come again and it's time to bring you the list of my favorite songs of the year! It was another great year for music and this time around I did a special 4 hour show from 6-10 pm counting down my top 40 songs of 2014. If you missed it, you can listen to the first part and the second part at http://wruv.org/schedule/wednesday

Here is my list for 2014:


40. Real Estate "Talking Backwards"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


39. Kitten "Lia"
Spotify / Youtube


38. Matt Kivel "Insignificance"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


37. Cheatahs "Loon Calls"
Spotify / Youtube


36. Adebisi Shank "Mazel Tov!"
Spotify / Youtube


35. Johnny Foreigner "Le Sigh"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


34. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart "Masokissed"
Spotify / Youtube


33. Abram Shook "In Mind"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


32. The Mary Onettes "Naive Dream"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


31. Great Good Fine OK "Not Going Home"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


30. The Both "Milwaukee"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


29. Sundog "Superstitions"
Bandcamp / Youtube

 28. International Departures "The Title of Returning Champion"
Soundcloud / Youtube


27. La Sera "10 Headed Goat Wizard"
Spotify / Youtube


26. Yumi Zouma "The Brae"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


25. Frank Turner "Sweet Albion Blues"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube

24. Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar "Never Catch Me"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


23. The Hold Steady "The Only Thing"
Spotify / Youtube


22. LOUDS "Ways"
Soundcloud / Youtube


21. Minus the Bear "Broken China"
Spotify / Youtube



20. Zola Jesus "Dangerous Days"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


19. Speedy Ortiz "American Horror"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


18. Wunder Wunder "Coastline"
Soundcloud / Spotify


17. Future Islands "Seasons (Waiting On You)"
Soundcloud / Spotify


16. Mac DeMarco "Let Her Go"
Spotify / Youtube


15. Elephant "Elusive Youth"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


14. Braid "Climber New Entry"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


13. Freedom Fry "The Wilder Mile"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


12. Rubblebucket "On the Ground"
Spotify / Youtube


11. Craft Spells "Komorebi"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


10. The War on Drugs "Lost in the Dream"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


9. Nova & the Experience "Jennifer Lawrence"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


8. The New Pornographers "Wide Eyes"
Spotify / Youtube


7. Alvvays "Adult Diversion"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


6. Jingo "When You Want Me"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube

5. Kishi Bashi "Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


4. Aphex Twin "XMASEVET10 [120] [thanaton3mix]"
Spotify / Youtube

3. Margot & the Nuclear So & Sos "Hello, San Francisco"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


2. Bombay Bicycle Club "Luna"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


1. PHOX "Slow Motion"
Soundcloud / Spotify / Youtube


Also, check out these songs and more on my Best of 2014 Soundcloud playlist:

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 http://wruv.org/wruv128.m3u

-McSquawk

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 http://wruv.org/thisweek?2014-08-20_2000h_Wed-Flight_of_the_Squawkatiel_with_McSquawk.m3u or http://wruv.org/schedule/wednesday

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 http://wruv.org/thisweek?2014-08-13_2000h_Wed-Flight_of_the_Squawkatiel_with_McSquawk.m3u or http://wruv.org/schedule/wednesday

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 (...as 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 http://wruv.org/thisweek?2014-08-06_2000h_Wed-Flight_of_the_Squawkatiel_with_McSquawk.m3u or http://wruv.org/schedule/wednesday

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 whro.org

1. Phox - Slow Motion


If you missed this week's show, you can listen online for up to a week at http://wruv.org/thisweek?2014-07-30_2000h_Wed-Flight_of_the_Squawkatiel_with_McSquawk.m3u or http://wruv.org/schedule/wednesday

Click here for this week's playlist.