Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week. Listen to the audio:
Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh's finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Scott Mervis!
In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Scott.
Pixies, "Another Toe in the Ocean" - At first (and maybe second) glance, this sounds like Bad Religion. But it's actually a song from the first Pixies album in 23 years! Although "Indie Cindy" has been getting slagged by some critics, I like it, even if it's not the Pixies in groundbreaking mode. This is a fun summery song with typically surreal lyrics and a chorus that sticks in your head.
Ingrid Michaelson, "You Got Me" - Not a big Ingrid Michaelson fan, per se, but the new album, "Lights Out,' has some good songs, like this duet with Storyman, who opens for her at Stage on May 25. Michaelson's sound has been expanded since she arrived as the quirky ukulele girl, so it might be time for pop radio to take another look.
Today's Cool Kids selection comes from Ingrid Michaelson's 2009 album Everybody. The record features 12 "completely autobiographical snapshots of her life".
The title track is one of the brightest, most memorable songs on the album and coveys a pretty universal sentiment: Everybody wants to be loved. It's a great song to sing along to and Michaelson's soothing voice will give you a warm feeling all over.
Watch Ingrid Michaelson and her band perform the song "Everybody" live on the Rachael Ray Show: