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Playlist from 12/15/2009 @ 3:00pm

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BiRd-BrAiNs 2009 via 4ad Records
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Alexi Murdoch

What is Life [George Harrison]
Away We Go 2009 via Nettwerk Records
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"What Is Life" is a song by George Harrison and is the first track on side two of his 1970 solo album All Things Must Pass. It was released as the second single from that album in the United States on February 15, 1971 with another album track, "Apple Scruffs," as the B-side. On March 27, "What Is Life" peaked at #10 in the Billboard Hot 100.[1] The song was written for Billy Preston in 1969, but Harrison decided not to ask Preston to record the song during his "funky" phase, seeing the song as too much of a "catchy pop tune".[2] The song was co-produced by George Harrison and Phil Spector, who also produced, among other of Harrison's best known songs, My Sweet Lord.

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Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

I'm Broke
Tell 'Em What Your Name Is! 2009 via Lost Highway
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The Uncomfortable Truth
The Uncomfortable Truth 2009 via Epic
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5:40 pm
Year-End Donations (click for more info)
Now is a great time to join the hundreds of music lovers who have made their donations of support to WYCE in 2009. If you haven't had a chance to join our great group of listener sponsors, there's still time. You can take advantage of the Michigan Tax Credit by making your tax-deductible year-end contribution online at Just click on the "Donate Now" link anytime before midnight on December 31st. Our community of listener-sponsors make WYCE "the greatest little radio station on the planet". You can make it even greater. Please donate now.

Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins

The Big Guns
Rabbit Fur Coat 2006 via Team Love Records
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The Stone Roses

I Wanna Be Adored
The Stone Roses- 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition 1989 via Silvertone
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The Stone Roses were an English alternative rock band formed in Manchester in 1984. They were one of the pioneering groups of the Madchester movement that was active during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The band's most notable lineup consisted of vocalist Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary "Mani" Mounfield, and drummer Alan "Reni" Wren.

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5:30 pm
San Chez/Mezze (click for more info)
Today's Earth & Sky sponsor is San Chez, a Tapas Bistro & Cafe, long committed to being a responsible restaurant. A complete description of San Chez's recycling, re-use, and conservation initiatives, as well as an extensive selection of special menus for diners with food sensitivities or allergies are available at San Chez Bistro is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Fulton and Commerce, downtown G.R. Free parking is available in the city ramp just one block north.

Samuel James

Miss Noreen
For Rosa, Maeve and Noreen 2009 via Northern Blues
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Michael Riley

Don't Get Too Fond
Michael Riley 2009 via Make Your Own Records


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5:20 pm
GR Symphony - Holiday (click for more info)
Today's First Amendment Quote sponsor is the Grand Rapids Symphony, presenting "A Celtic Christmas" with renowned Irish-American group Cherish the Ladies. "A Celtic Christmas" features live performances of holiday favorites with a Celtic flair, including Irish instrumentals, vocals, and traditional step dancing. One night only, December 22 at DeVos Performance Hall. Tickets and more information are available at g-r-symphony dot org.

Jeff Buckley

Everybody Here Wants You
So Real- Songs From Jeff Buckley 2007 via Sony
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Cat Power

He War
You Are Free 2003 via Matador Records
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Prepare Your Coffin
Beacons Of Ancestorship 2009 via Thrill Jockey
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Hot Chip

One Pure Thought
Made in the Dark 2008 via Astralwerks
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Hercules and Love Affair

Time Will
Hercules and Love Affair
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5:00 pm
Mary Free Bed Rehab Hospital (click for more info)
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital was founded in 1891 to provide medical care for patients of limited financial means in our community. Mary Free Bed exists to restore independence, hope and freedom through physical rehabilitation to people with disabilities. For adult and pediatric patients alike, Mary Free Bed provides comprehensive rehabilitation services. More Information - Mary Free Bed dot com


Omo Lere Aiye [Smooth Mix]
Miliki Music- Society Sounds of 60's Lagos (Re-Grooved) 2008 via Mulatta


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Patti Smith

Redondo Beach
Horses [30th Anniversary Legacy Edition] 1975 via Arista
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The Black Keys

Grown So Ugly
Rubber Factory 2004 via Fat Possum
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4:40 pm
Acoustic Cafe Concert - Carrie Rodriguez, Erin McKeown, Ben Sollee (click for more info)
Wealthy Theatre, WYCE and Acoustic Café announce “An Acoustic Café Evening." This tour combines the dynamic talents of Austin songstress Carrie Rodriguez, Kentucky indie/folk cellist Ben Sollee and lit/pop darling Erin McKeown. This incredible night of music is in the Wege Auditorium of Wealthy Theatre, Wednesday, February 3rd at 7:30 pm. Community Media Center members will receive a discount and, as always, will have bar privilege at the event. Tickets and more details are available on our website - WYCE dot org!


I Never Wanted You
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David Bazan

Please, Baby, Please
Curse Your Branches 2009 via Barsuk
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4:30 pm
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David Bazan: LIVE in WYCE Studios

Lost My Shape
Curse Your Branches
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David Bazan: LIVE in WYCE Studios

Hard To Be
Curse Your Branches
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4:20 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!

Patrick Watson

Wooden Arms 2009 via Secret City Records
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Everywhere I Go
Why You Runnin' 2009 via Fat Possum
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Rilo Kiley

Under The Blacklight 2007 via Warner Bros.
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Damien Jurado

On My Way To Absence 2005 via Secretly Canadian
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4:00 pm
Adoptive Family Support Network (click for more info)
Adoptive Family Support Network nourishes the lifelong well-being of West Michigan's adoptive families by promoting access to post-adoption resources and raising awareness about families formed by adoption. Learn more at

Nouvelle Vague

Guns of Brixton
Nouvelle Vague 2005 via Luaka Bop
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One of the few songs written by Paul of the Clash

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Taken by Trees

To Lose Someone
East Of Eden 2009 via Rough Trade Us
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Frank Black

Teenager of the Year
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Florence + the Machine

Dog Days Are Over
Lungs 2009 via Universal Republic
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Belle & Sebastian

Your Cover's Blown
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3:40 pm
West Michigan Environmental Action Council (click for more info)
Since 1968, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council has served as West Michigan’s leading voice for environmental protection. WMEAC [WEE-me-ack] works to protect and enhance West Michigan’s natural and human environments by translating the concerns of people into positive action. More information is available at 616-451-3051 or info at

Chance Jones

Not Everything
The Incident at Primrose and West 2009 via Friction Records


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Nina Simone

Anthology 2003 via RCA
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Duke Ellington

Long, Long Journey
The Best Of Duke Ellington: Centennial Edition 1999 via RCA
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3:20 pm
In the Spirit! (click for more info)

Join us Sunday mornings at 10 for a WYCE tradition - it's

In The Spirit!

- an exploration of music's spiritual roots. Hear music that celebrates the very best of human nature. And enjoy inspirational quotes by wise men and women from all walks of life.

In the Spirit!

- Sundays from 10 to noon - only on 88.1 FM WYCE!

The Cave Singers

Summer Light
Welcome Joy 2009 via Matador Records
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Started over 3 times! The remix!

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Peter Sarstedt

Where do you go to (my lovely)?
Where do you go to (my lovely)?
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This song is from a wonderful Wes Anderson movie! The Darjeeling Limited shows tonight at Wealthy Theatre as part of the Meanwhile Film Series! Synopsis: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray), and they eventually find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine.

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I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 2002 via Nonesuch
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3:00 pm
the DAAC (click for more info)

The DAAC - the Division Avenue Arts Collective - is not only a venue for bands. It is a place for poetry, film, art shows, community and more. All it's missing is you. Learn more about booking YOUR event - and find the DAAC Event calendar - at the DAAC dot org