Memphis Mystery Train Set List: Oct. 27, 2011

Posted by milesmedia | October 27th 2011 11852 0

Here’s what I played on this week’s Memphis Mystery Train, with the local tracks marked with an asterisk and my notes in italics:

15 Days Til Pledge Drive, WEVL, Memphis, Tenn.

Belle and Sebastian – You’re Just a Baby
The Egyptians – Party Stomp
Billy Bragg – Help Save the Youth of America
Dum Dum Girls – There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
Beiruit – East Harlem
Ghost World soundtrack – Jaan Pechehan Ho (If you’d like to flash mob this dance, please let me know. I’d love to.)
*Jack O. and the Tennessee Tearjerkers – Chills and Fever
New Pornographers – Mutiny, I Promise You
Camera Obscura – Knee Deep at the NPL
Buddy Holly – Words of Love
Detroit Cobras – The Real Thing (I wanna hear you say YEAH!)
Wilco – When You Wake Up Feeling Old
Rilo Kiley – The Frug
Sondre Lerche – She’s Fantastic
*Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs – Black Sheep
Jens Lekman – Your Arms Around Me (Another great song about love and personal injury.)

The Clash – Know Your Rights (All three of them!)
James – Laid
Kimya Dawson – Tire Swing
The Ikettes – Trouble on My Mind
The Ramones – I Can’t Make It on Time
Thao – The Clap
Clem Snide – Something Beautiful (You make me want to fold the map improperly.)
Dolly Parton – Jolene
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Orange Colored Sky (This song is about the shock of love. Only Screamin’ Jay makes it sound like love fell from the sky and seriously injured him.)
Why – Rubber Traits (Productive, fully charged, cocked and pointed.)
Old 97s – The Villain
Magnetic Fields – Meaningless
Those Darlins – Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy
Imperial Teen – Sweet Potato
Lovelites – How Can I Tell My Mom and Dad (the only Teenage Pregnancy slow jam, by request for E.J.)
Sufjan Stevens – Decatur, or Round of Applause for Your Stepmother
The Weakerthans – Our Retired Explorer (Dines With Michele Foucalt, 1963)
Wanda Jackson – My Big Iron Skillet
Neko Case – People Got a Lotta Nerve
*Reigning Sound – I’m Holding Out
David Bowie – Suffragette City

If you missed today’s show, you can listen when it re-airs tomorrow (Friday) afternoon from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., or every Thursday morning from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on 89.9 FM in Memphis or at

Show Comments


  1. vic says:

    Good show. I was brewing my morning coffee when Your Arms Around Me started playing. Is there a better way to start the day! I ended up being late for work because I can't listen to WEVL there.

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