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Playlist from 08/26/2009 @ 9:00pm

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Playing the best of [insert favorite artists here] since [insert random year here]!

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Nick Drake

Which Will
Pink Moon 1972 via Universal Int'l
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She & Him

Take It Back
Volume One 2008 via Merge Records
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The Weakerthans

Our Retired Explorer (Dines With Michel Foucault in Paris, 1961)
Reconstruction Site 2003 via Epitaph
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Of Montreal

Wicked Wisdom
Skeletal Lamping 2008 via Polyvinyl Records
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Thanks for the request, I like me some Of Montreal. I should have mentioned we also have the previous, "Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?"

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Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada

El Diablo y el Nau Nau
Coconut Rock 2009 via Eighteenth Street
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11:40 pm
Hat Trick Lineup Announced! (click for more info)
88.1FM WYCE announces the artist lineup for the Fall 2009 Hat Trick Concert Series at One Trick Pony! This free Monday night concert series brings nationally-touring acts to Grand Rapids in support of a non-profit organization working in your community. A hat is passed to collect money for the evening's charity. This season, WYCE welcomes Round Mountain; David Mead; The Coal Men; Missy Raines; Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart; and Lee Harvey Osmond with Dan Navarro. Details on the Fall 2009 Hat Trick Concert series are available on our website -!

Mavis Staples

Have a Little Faith
Have a Little Faith 2004 via Alligator Records
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Fruit Bats

Primitive Man
The Ruminant Band 2009 via Sub Pop
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The Lemonheads

It's A Shame About Ray 1992 via Atlantic
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R.L. Burnside

Too Many Ups
Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down 2000 via Fat Possum
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Bongo Joe
Ruckus 2003 via Sanctuary Records
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11:20 pm
Electric Poetry (click for more info)

Join us Tuesday nights at 10:15 for 'Electric Poetry. Hear stylistic whiplash and verse from Grand Rapids' hardest working poets. And search archived episodes of 'Electric Poetry' at our website - WYCE.ORG - just search our Tuesday schedule.

The Smiths

Sheila Take a Bow
Singles 1995 via Warner Brothers
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Sufjan Stevens

Flint (For the Unemployed and Underpaid)
Greetings from Michigan- The Great Lake State 2003 via Sounds Familyre
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Walter Trout

They Call Us the Working Class
20 Years of Hardcore Blues- Unspoiled By Progress 2009 via Megaforce
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Austin Lounge Lizards

Grunge Song
Never An Adult Moment 2000 via Sugarhill [Country]
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Ingrid Michaelson

The Way I Am
Be OK 2008 via CABIN 24
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Delta Spirit

Ode to Sunshine
Ode To Sunshine 2008 via Rounder / Umgd
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11:00 pm
In-studio performances (click for more info)

Did you know that if you missed a live in-studio performance and interview from one of the many artists that visit WYCE, you can listen to it on our web page? Visit for "In Case You Missed It" -- an archive of past in-studio performances. You can find these great performances by typing the word "missed" in the search box at the top of the page. And don't forget you can find all of our concert announcements, public service announcements and sponsor messages -- plus a complete list of every song we play, by clicking on the "Playlists" link. And all the while, you can listen to WYCE 24/7 from anywhere in the world. That's wyce dot org.


Forward Up
The Reggae Train 1996 via Heartbeat Records


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Tom Waits

Closing Time 1973 via Elektra
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Jenni Muldaur

Dearest Darlin'
Dearest Darlin' 2009 via Dandelion Music
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Wolfman's Brother
Hoist 1994 via Elektra / Wea
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10:40 pm
Eastown Street Fair (click for more info)
The Eastown Streetfair celebrates in 36th year in September! This celebration of arts, crafts, food, music, and the Eastown neighborhood will be bigger than ever this year. Many West Michigan bands will perform on two stages and more than 75 booths featuring artists and crafts from all over Michigan will line the streets. In addition, all of Eastown’s retail and dining establishments will be open for business with ‘Streetfair’ specials. The 36th Annual Eastown Streetfair will take place on Saturday September 19th, along Wealthy Street between Atlas and Lake from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. More information can be found at

Luka Bloom

Keeper Of The Flame 2001 via Bar None Records
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Jenna Mammina

Running To Stand Still
Meant To Be 2002 via Mamma Grace Records
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Van Morrison

Glad Tidings
Moondance 1970 via Warner Bros / Wea
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For longtime listener and movie extra hopeful Sandy. Thanks for the request!

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Never Knew No Love
Heat Sin Water Skin 2009 via Independent
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10:20 pm
Peter Mulvey (click for more info)
Peter Mulvey returns to Wealthy Theatre to kick off his "Long Haul Bicycle Tour!" The tour begins with a ferry ride from Milwaukee to Muskegon, MI, where Peter will take to his recumbent bike rigged with guitar and travel necessities and pedal to Grand Rapids for the tour’s kick-off show. His daily rides will range from 40 to 100 miles. This concert takes place Wednesday, September 9th, at 8pm with doors opening at 7pm. CMC members may enjoy bar privileges! To find out more about becoming a Community Media Center member please visit wealthy theatre dot org.

Annie Lennox

Walking on Broken Glass
Diva 1992 via Arista
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The Revelations

Stay Free
Deep Soul 2009 via Decision
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Bomba Estereo

Blow Up 2009 via Nacional Records
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Kris McKay

Save It For Later
Things That Show 1996 via Shanachie
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The New Pornographers

My Rights Versus Yours
Challengers 2007 via Matador Records
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10:00 pm
Non-Profit Interviews - GENERIC (click for more info)

Are you a non-profit organization that wants to get the word out about a special event? WYCE has on-air interview opportunities available for you. Email to join us in-studio on the day of your choice. Your organization will reach thousands of active, community-aware WYCE listeners. WYCE - building community through media since 1987.

Michelle Shocked

Liquid Prayer
Soul Of My Soul 2009 via Mighty Sound
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Randy Newman

Harps And Angels 2008 via Nonesuch
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Chris Thomas King

Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
The Roots- The Soul Of Chris Thomas King 2003 via 21st Century Blues
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Iron & Wine

The Devil Never Sleeps
The Shepherd's Dog 2007 via Sub Pop
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Dr. John

Iko Iko
Mos' Scocious- Anthology 1993 via Rhino Records
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Motor reflex fail on my part. Accidentally cut that song short.. Sorry!

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Diane Birch

Bible Belt 2009 via S-Curve Records
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9:40 pm
Making Home Affordable (click for more info)
Making Home Affordable dot gov provides homeowners with detailed information about programs that empower borrowers with the resources they need to determine whether they might be eligible for a refinance. Through this website, borrowers can also connect with counseling resources to help with outstanding questions; locate homeowner events in their communities; as well as frequently asked questions from borrowers in similar circumstances. That's Making Home, helping Americans reduce their monthly mortgage payments to more affordable levels.

Chris Smither

Happier Blue
Happier Blue 1993 via Flying Fish Records
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Path To The Liquor Store [Jackson Delta]
Saturday Night Blues 1993 via Stony Plain


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Oye Mujer
Oye 2006 via Nacional Records
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Graham Parker

Tough On Clothes
Deepcut to Nowhere 2001 via Razor & Tie
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Clothes Line Saga
A Nod to Bob- An Artists' Tribute to Bob Dylan on His 60th Birthday 2001 via Red House


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9:20 pm
Golf Outing (click for more info)
WYCE invites you to join us for our Golf with the Programmers event at Alpine Golf Course! The event includes a 4-person scramble, box lunch, drink tickets and award receptions following the game. The outing takes place this Saturday, September 12th at 2:00 p.m. For last-minute registrations, please call Kevin at 616-459-4788 extension 111.

Allen Toussaint

Bright Mississippi
The Bright Mississippi 2009 via Nonesuch
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Sinead Lohan

No Mermaid
No Mermaid 1998 via Interscope Records
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Willie Nelson

Ain't Nobody's Business
Milk Cow Blues 2000 via Island
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Shelby Lynne

Your Lies
I Am Shelby Lynne 1999 via Mercury / Universal
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9:00 pm
Toast and Jams (click for more info)
From 7 to 9 weekday mornings, Toast and Jams fortifies your day with WYCE’s eclectic commercial-free music! At 8:20 we bring you The First Amendment Quote of the Day – a salute to free expression from notable figures past and present. At 8:30 it’s Earth and Sky: A Clear Voice for Science. Plus in-studio interviews with local non-profit organizations, artist birthday celebrations and This Day in Music. Toast and Jams! weekday mornings on listener sponsored 88.1 FM WYCE!