Acoustic Sunrise Sunday March 04, 2018


More and more, we’re discovering new songs we like by hearing them in a movie or TV show (haven’t you ever held up your phone to the TV and asked Siri to name that song?). There’s even a name for the people who choose the songs that go into movies and TV series: Music Supervisors. How fun would it be to choose the perfect song from a limitless collection to highlight the climax of a story?

Lots of times these songs are by lesser-known artists (the easier to license the song), so it gives opportunities to a lot of up-and-coming musicians who get such paltry pay for their online streams. Sometimes the song was written for the movie (think “Streets of Philadelphia” by Bruce Springsteen, which you’ll hear this Sunday), but recently they are often nostalgic hits from the film’s period (think “Wouldn’t It Be Good” by Nik Kershaw, from Pretty in Pink) or just because they fit the theme (like “Friday I’m in Love” by the Cure, in 50 First Dates).

I’ll play all kinds this Sunday for the Oscars, on KFOG’s Acoustic Sunrise from 6-11 am! Won’t you join me on the “musical red carpet”?

6 AM Hour
What If I Do? – Foo Fighters – In Your Honor
Sweet Jane – Cowboy Junkies – Trinity Session
Last Of My Kind – Jason Isbell – Nashville Sound
Roxanne – Sting – Secret Policeman’s Other Ball
Quiet – Jason Mraz – Yes!
Save Yourself – Kaleo – A/B
Lowdown – Boz Scaggs – KFOG Archives
American Tune – T Sisters – T Sisters
Rise – Eddie Vedder – Into The Wild
Bears – Lyle Lovett – Step Inside This House
Two Of Us – Aimee Mann W/ Michael Penn – I Am Sam Soundtrack
Where’s My Love? SYML – In My Body
One Thing – Finger Eleven – Finger Eleven
Pinball Wizard – Pete Townshend – Unelectric

7 Am Hour
Sugar Mountain – Neil Young – Decade
No Wrong Way Home – Alexis Harte – Perfect Waste Of Time, Pearl Soundtrack
Bitter Truth – Iron & Wine – Beast Epic
Losing My Religion – R.E.M – KFOG Archives
The Jacket – Henry Jamison – The Jacket
Green Lights – Sarah Jarosz – Undercurrent
Trouble Me – 10,000 Maniacs – MTV Unplugged
Streets Of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen – Philadelphia Soundtrack
Torches – Oh Hellos – Notos E.P.
Uncle John’s Band – Indigo Girls – Deadicated
Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – KFOG Live from the Archives 19
Montreal – Ghost Of Paul Revere – Monarch
California Zephyr – Jay Farrar w/ Ben Gibbard – One Fast Move Or I’m Gone: Music From Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur

8 Am Hour
One – Automatic Baby – Amazing Grace Benefit CD
Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends
New Dress – Jonatha Brooke – Steady Pull
Walls – Tom Petty – KFOG Archives
Mercy Now – Mary Gauthier – Mercy Now
Tues Pies – Nahko – Hoka
Typical Situation – Dave Matthews – CD Single
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran – (Spotify Session; Original On Divide
Fare Thee Well – Oscar Isaac & Marcus Mumford – Inside Llewyn Davis Soundtrack
Closer To Love – Mat Kearney – KFOG Live from the Archives 16
Upside Down – Jack Johnson – Curious George Soundtacrk
Little Speck – Zach Gill – Life In The Multiverse
Never Going Back Again – Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

9 Am Hour
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life – Eric Idle – KFOG Archives
Live And Die – Avett Brothers- The Carpenter
Heavy Weather – Billie Marten – Writing Of Blues And Yellows
Meet Virginia – Train – KFOG Live from the Archives 06
Freedom 2009 – Richie Havens – Taking Woodstock S.T.
The Mother – Brandi Carlile – By The Way I Forgive You
I’m On Fire – John Mayer – Battle Studies
Every Little Thing He Does Is Magic – Shawn Colvin – Cover Girl
Queen Of The Breakers – Barr Brothers – Queen Of The Breakers
Long Ride Home – Patty Griffin – 1000 Kisses
The Wind Cries Mary – Seal – Newborn Friend CD Single
Friday I’m In Love – Cure – Greatest Hits
Season’s Song – Robert Plane – Carry Fire
Jump – Aztec Camera – Retrospect

10 Am Hour
San Francisco Days – Chris Isaak – San Francisco Days
Everybody Hurts – Corrs – MTV Unplugged (Import)
Singularity – Darlingside – Extralife
Recovery – Frank Turner – KFOG Archives
Clocks – Coldplay – (On The Web)
Dear Congress – Dispatch – (Online Benefit Song)
I Will Remember You – Sarah McLachlan – Brothers McMullen S.T.
Modern Lives – Jackie Greene – The Modern Lives Vol 1
Small Town – John Mellencamp – (Online)
And She Was – David Byrne
Wouldn’t It Be Good – Nik Kershaw – 15 Minutes
Celluloid Heroes – Kinks – To The Bone
Heroes – David Bowie – Bridge School Concerts, Vol 1

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