Cody Dove of Second City Guest DJ on The Morning Mix

While they were in Pittsburgh performing, Second City member, Cody Dove played Guest DJ on The Morning Mix. Second City is the Chicago comedy group that is considered THE launching pad for many well-known comedians such as Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell. Dove was kind enough to select and talk about some unintentionally funny songs.

Dove’s Guest DJ set runs with the theme “Songs That Are Unintentionally Funny".  When first asked to put together a three song set, Dove - ever the comedian - crafted a joke set including Def Leppard, One Direction and Pittsburgh’s own Christina Aguilera.

All joking aside, Dove’s first selection is “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak.  Dove points out the unrealistic relationship expectations that were set by the video for the song.  “Plus it sounds like he’s yawning through the whole song.  It sounds like he’s on the cusp of a yawn or he’s about to yawn or he’s yawning while he sings,” adds Dove.

For the second track of his Guest DJ set Cody Dove selected “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes.  Dove sarcastically joked about the excitement he had when he first became aware of Bright Eyes.  “When these guys first…I say these guys, it’s pretty much just Conor Oberst from Omaha, Nebraska which there’s a lot to things to explore right there.  When these guys first came to my attention seven years ago or something with that I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning album.  I was real excited at the time.  I was like oh this is the new Guthrie, here’s our new Dylan, he’s a troubadour, he’s a little satirical and here we got this is great!  But when I look back it’s also the same time when I got excited, when I walked into Starbucks and was like oh they sell music now! It’s the same thing.”

For the final song of his Guest DJ set, Cody Dove selected Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9.”  “This thing is a riot.  I don’t know if people have given it a listen lately but I don’t know what he [Beethoven] was doing, I don’t know what was happening here. [It was] the last long of his career, it’s 1824, people are excited about stuff.  It’s 65 minutes long first, I mean you talk about an extra rock block lunch hour.  He just kind of put it out there and said I hope it works,” adds Dove. 

Cody Dove's Guest DJ set:

1. Chris Isaak "Wicked Game"

2. Bright Eyes "First Day of My Life"

3. Beethoven "Symphony No. 9."