This week’s show runs the gamut from old to new and everything in between, song-wise. But different eras and genres make for bigger listening ears, so I think this can be a good thing. Our Adult Kid – Harry Nilsson – is a great example. Nilsson’s music reflected different genres and ages, from the standards found on A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night, to the fifties-inspired cacophony of Pussycats, Nilsson and his three-and-a-half octave voice always did the pleasantly unexpected. In 1971, he released a companion CD soundtrack for The Point, an animated TV special about a pointless little boy named Oblio who wasn’t really pointless at all. You can still order the dvd version on Amazon and even if you don’t have kids, it’s worth a view. Nilsson’s songs for The Point are lush pop gems that move the story along but also totally stand on their own. Here’s a snippet from the movie, and the song we’ll hear on the show:

Besides the genius of Nilsson, we’ll hear vintage Dan Zanes, a gem from Shirley Ellis, a cartoon cover from the Ramones and the latest from Caspar Babypants (aka Chris Ballew) among others. Enjoy!

You can email me at youngatheart@wtmd.org with song suggestions – I’d love to hear from you.

Until next week,

Lisa

THIS WEEK”S PLAYLIST 

The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) – Simon & Garfunkel
Go Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Ray
Three Is a Magic Number – Blind Melon
Zeroes – They Might Be Giants
7, 8, 9 – Barenaked Ladies
Happy Birthday – Altered Images
Birthday – The Beatles
House Party Time – Dan Zanes
Shake and Sing – Little Miss Ann and Amy D
Think About Your Troubles – Nilsson
Everybody’s Talkin’ – Nilsson
Coconut – Fred Schneider
Name Game – Shirley Ellis
That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings
You Don’t Know Me – Polyphonic Spree
Banana Bread – Caspar Babypants
Spiderman – The Ramones
I Won’t Grow Up – Rickie Lee Jones