Monday, February 12, 2007

What up Penguins!

Hope you all enjoy the February CD and its funky goodness.

SMacDown: The Revenge

Intro- Sound Tribe Sector 9
Brothers and Sisters - Butch Cassidy Sound System
Bubonic Tonic - Lotus
New Planet - Medeski, Martin & Wood
Holographic Universe - Thievery Corporation & Gunjan
Drink Me Hot - Chris Joss
Chick-A-Boom - Joe Bataan (Chris Joss Remix)
Casbah - Dynamo Productions
Californie - AIR
Discern/Define - The Poets of Rhythm
Something For Madeleine - The Karminsky Experience
Divers - Boozoo Bajou
Poor Leno - Royksopp
Cirrus - Lotus
Home - The New Deal

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Otterpops CD Club

Penguins - just got a note from another CD club that was born out of the broadcast we did on the Penguins in September - the Otterpops - their site is at
When you have a chance, check it out to see what they're listening to.

Sunday, January 21, 2007


Brandenburg - Beirut
Grass - Animal Collective
Mushroom - Can
Oscillations - Silver Apples
Ethanopium - Dengue Fever
Come On Now - The Ethiopians
El Justiciero - Os Mutantes
Whirly-Bird - Silver Apples
Sni Bong - Dengue Fever
Blind Joe Death - John Fahey
Hands - Four Tet
Wear Your Love Like Heaven - Donovan
We're Gonna Make It - DeVotchKa
Come On Home - Jackie Edwards
Uptown Ranking - Althea and Donna
Qualquer Bobagem - Os Mutantes
Steel Guitar Rag - John Fahey
May the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale - Love

Hello, hope everyone is enjoying the mix! I thought I
would attempt to give an explanation to the assemblage
of these seemingly random songs. Originally I was
going to title this mix, “penguins on the equator” (to
juxtapose the month of January, coldness of winter,
etc. and it so happens the typical January has yet
occur (here), so I abandoned this idea). I planned to
strictly use tropicalia music, but I decided to infuse
and tie to together with music that influences one
another, for instance: Tropicalia has ties to the
psychedelic and experimental genres which tie into
some folk which tie into regional music…even though
this may not flow together in a traditional sense – I
believe it flows in sort of an evolutionary sense?
Hmm…maybe. Well, in any case, I hope it is appreciated
in some way. I look forward to next month!

Saturday, January 13, 2007


Firefly (Alpha)
Too Rude (Carmen Rizzo Featuring Esthero)
New Resolution (Azure Ray)
Jaleo (Trüby Trio Featuring Concha Buika)
Só Com Você (Thievery Corporation Featuring Bebel Gilberto)
Downhill Racer (Everything But The Girl)
All Alone (Slick Rick)
Bug Powder Dust (Bomb The Bass / Kruder & Dorfmeister Remix)
Feel The Sunshine (Alex Reece Featuring Deborah Anderson)
Killer's Lullaby (Faithless)
For The Unknown (TJ Rehmi)
Light (Talvin Singh)
Banstyle Sappys Curry (Underworld)
Dirty Harry (Gorillaz)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Nate Isaacs closes out Penguins Year One with
Songs of Protest, Patriotism and Social Commentary
October 2006

Aunt Molly Jackson Defines Folk Songs
I Am a Union Woman - Rosalie Sorrels
Do-Re-Mi - James Talley
All Used Up - Utah Phillips
Masters of War - Bob Dylan
Out of the Clear Blue Sky - John Lester
We Can't Make It Here - James McMurtry
United States - Seize the Day
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Lookin' for a Leader - Neil Young
Marker in the Sand - Pearl Jam
The Price of Oil - Billy Bragg
Hurricane - Bob Dylan
Black Rain - Ben Harper
What Would You Do? - Paris
Bomb the World (Armageddon Version)
George Bush is an Islamic Fundamentalist
This Land is Your Land - James Talley

Saturday, September 23, 2006


September 2006
Sandy McIsaac

Even the Losers - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Señorita - Los Lonely Boys
The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
Samson - Regina Spektor
Fever - Eva Cassidy
Other Side of the World - KT Tunstall
Fragile - Sting
Tomorrow - Bono and Adam Clayton
Seagull - Bad Company
Unloved - Jann Arden
God Was In the Water - Bonnie Raitt
Michael - Antigone Rising
The Wood Song - Indigo Girls
Redemption Day - Sheryl Crow
Another Place to Fall - KT Tunstall
Renegade - Styx
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Everyday People - Sly and the Family Stone
Imagine - Eva Cassidy

Sandy also included a poem of hers with her CD:

"A Penguins Day...Same As Ours"

As I listen to my music
Shadows moving from my youth
Remembering dreams dreamt
Face the awkward truth

All that was...All that could have been
Remains the same...Just out of touch.

I watch the Penguins at the zoo
"All Swim!" the announcer barks invisibly
With one return all follow his lead
March in step left-right - a fake tranquility

All that was...All that could have been
Remains the same...Just out of touch.

When do we stop hate and war?
When our earth is nevermore...
When will the Golden Rule apply?
When we are all dead...

All that was...All that could have been
Remains the same...Just out of touch.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

"High Spots"
Penguins #10 (July) - by Stephanie Valdez (late of New York City)

The Obvious Child - Paul Simon
It's Not Happening - The Be Good Tanyas
Stupid Mouth Shut - Hem
You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio - Joni Mitchell
ABC - The Jackson Five
Beach Boys - His Name is Alive
Aladdin's Story - Death in Vegas
The Saddest Story Ever Told - The Magnetic Fields
9:20 Special - Count Basie
Manhattan - Ella Fitzgerald
I Know Where the Summer Goes - Belle and Sebastian
Reader Meet Author - Morissey
Jesus, Etc. - Wilco
Don't Go Back to Rockville - 10,000 Maniacs
Cherry Lane - Ryan Adams
California Stars - Billy Bragg and Wilco
Rock and Roll - Rasputina

I've seen Rasputina a couple of times, they put on a great live show - last time I saw them was in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn at Galapagos. California Stars is a favorite, and that whole album was a favorite of mine - I like to pluck that one out on the guitar sometimes.
Thanks, Stephanie.