Episode 105: A Cross Country Extravaganza

In Honor Of Rita

In Honor Of Rita

Episode 105: A Cross Country Extravaganza
(Featuring a number of songs that are on the run.)

In spite of my best efforts, there are many of our broadcasts that have been lost either in part or entirely.  There are a number of reasons for this: technological failures, archivists errors, you weren’t broadcasting for some reason or another.  Any number of problems can arise when you’re quickly trying to get material ready for broadcast.

A large number of problems happened on this day: The playlist was mangled, the recordings were missing 30 minutes of our broadcast, and on top of everything, the recording did not sound great.  For a long time I sat on the files, posted a half-assed “edit” of the show, and on the whole wished that I could have done better.  Mostly because my guest for this show planned the entire thing with me, and I really wanted to show her a good time.

Recently, Rita passed away suddenly.  At least, suddenly to me.  I knew her through teaching, but she and I had a lot of similar touchstones and interests, too.  She was one of the nicest people I worked with, and her sense of humor and upbeat attitude was and important element of her personality.

In honor of her passing, join me for a remastered, two hour broadcast of songs about running, motion, being on the run, and everything in between.  Audience participation was so excellent for this show, she came right into the booth on this one.  While she did not speak on the mic, we spent the entire show talking about music, life, and everything in-between.  This show cemented our friendship, and I will miss her tremendously.

This show was pieced together from the playlist and three mangled files I was able to retrieve from the KPSU server when it crashed while we were broadcasting.  While this is not exactly like the version that was heard by listeners at home, this is a very close approximation in a nearly complete form.

I’ll miss you, Rita.  I’ll always remember you sitting in the booth, talking about anything and everything… only not when the mic was on.  I guess that’s on memory that will be just for me.



A Cross Country Extravaganza

Hour 1

Part I: Running Into The Past

01.) Run Better Run * The Cheepskates
02.) Run For Your Life * The Beatles
03.) Running Scared * Roy Orbison
04.) Let ’em Run Wild * Beach Boys
05.) Running from the Enemy * Stinking Lizaveta
06.) Run Run Run * The Velvet Underground * The Velvet Underground & Nico

Part II:  Running Hard

07.) Runnin’ Ragged * Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti
08.) Run Run Run * Gestures
09.) Run, Run, Run * The Third Rail
10.) Running Hard * Speed Glue and Shinki
11.) Madman Running Through the Fields * Dantalian’s Chariot
12.) Runnin’ Down A Dream * Tom Petty

Part III: Girl On The Run

13.) Run Chicken Run * Link Wray & His Wray Men
14.) Girl On The Run * Honey Bane
15.) Nowhere To Run * The Pagans
16.) C’Mon * Joan Jett & The Runaways
17.) Running With the Devil * Van Halen
18.) Running In The Shadows * The Neoboys

Hour 2

Part IV: Run Run Run!

19.) Midnight Run * The Pyramids
20.) Run To The Hills * Iron Maiden
21.) Run For Your Life * Screamin’ Lord Sutch & The Undertakers
22.) Run Run Run * The Stimulators
23.) Runaway * Screeching Weasel
24.) Let’s Run * Blue Light Curtain

Part V: Run Away With Me

25.) Forerunner * Ornette Coleman
26.) Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) * The Temptations
27.) Run Paint Run Run * Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
28.) Run Away * Jandek
29.) Run Spook Run * Rod Keith
30.) If you See my Rooster Please Run Him Home * Memphis Minnie
31.) Running Gun * Marty Robbins
32.) Run * Gnarles Barkley
33.) I’ll Come Running * Brian Eno
34.) Run to the Sun * Eddy Detroit
35.) Children Running On The Radio

KPSU Playlist


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