An Evening to Forget with Sissy Payczechs

An Evening to Forget – Nighthawks

Saturday, May 28


Hello, everyone. For this morning’s show, my chosen theme was “Nighthawks” – not only an Edward Hopper painting, but also a noun. I have always been a nighthawk. I love the feeling of utter silence, solitude, and peace that accompanies one when one is up late. I selected songs that I feel capture that mood in its many variations; from film scores to minimally produced ballads. Please excuse the technical difficulties after the first song and halfway through the second – I chose to leave them in the podcast, as I don’t believe we should be ashamed of the warts and flaws that life inevitably brings (okay, okay, I really just wanted to leave “Coyote” in there). Hope you enjoy.

  1. Henry Mancini, “Experiment in Terror”
  2. Joni Mitchell, “Coyote”
  3. Mr Twin Sister, “Daniel”
  4. Laura Nyro, “Captain for Dark Mornings”
  5. Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra, “I Can’t Get Started”
  6. Brenda Holloway, “Land of a Thousand Boys”
  7. Donnie Elbert, “What Can I Do”
  8. Jerry Butler, “Never Gonna Give You Up”
  9. Dionne Warwick, “If I Ever Make You Cry”
  10. Beach Boys, “That’s Not Me”
  11. Sufjan Stevens, “In the Devil’s Territory”
  12. Fleet Foxes, “Blue Ridge Mountains”
  13. Neko Case, “Star Witness”
  14. Radiohead, “Codex”
  15. Kate Bush, “And Dream of Sheep”
  16. Fleetwood Mac, “Sara”
  17. Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, “Hard Times”
  18. Jessy Lanza, “5785021”
  19. Frankie Rose, “Pair of Wings”
  20. Angelo Badalamenti, “Mulholland Drive/Love Theme”
  21. Bruce Springsteen, “I’m on Fire”
  22. Mary Jane Girls, “Shadow Lover”
  23. The Ronettes, “I Can Hear Music”
  24. Little Dragon, “Nightlight”
  25. Fiona Apple, “Why Try to Change Me Now”


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