I Want a Big Butter & Eggman by Louis Armstrong (from Butter and Eggman, Tomato, 1995)
I'm not that old, but I am barely old enough to remember the butter and egg man who visited my grandparents' house every day. I loved the homey ritual, the quiet and efficient transaction (he put everything on a weekly tab!) and, of course, the farm fresh eggs and butter. Which goes some way in explaining my current weight. Still, it was nice.
Cuban Mambo by Perez Prado (from Viva! Baseball soundtrack, Shoot the Moon Productions, 2006)
Take THAT, Jose Masso!
Chevaliers de Sangreal by Hans Zimmer (from The Da Vinci Code Soundtrack, Decca, 2006)
If you add the numerical values of all the notes in the coda, that will give you the number combination that will open the vault in the First National Bank of Luxembourg…
Out of Bounds by Bon Jovi (from 100,000,000 Bon Jovi fans Can’t Be Wrong, Island, 2004)
I like to give credit where credit is due. Our beloved Technical Director, John Perotti, chose this one. I really, really, really wish I had thought of it. The reason he may have thought of this first is Bon Jovi is the single greatest influence on his current band, Battle House.
Headlines next week will read: "NPR Technical Director Arrested for Murder of Producer/Writer of Wimpy Pop Songs".
Didn’t you know that everyone who works in public radio has a band?
Island of Dreams by Martin Denny (from Exotica II, Scamp Records, 1996)
We New Englanders need this music right now. Here, it is a veritable paradise of dirty, hard snow banks that still tower above our heads.
This segment aired on March 5, 2011. The audio for this segment is not available.