An Evening to Forget with Sissy Payczechs

An Evening to Forget – Desert Island Divas

September 10, 2016
10:28 pm


Hello, listeners. This week, Sissy and esteemed guest DJ Una Barnes (get it?) select songs by some of their favorite divas in a BRUTAL round of DESERT ISLAND DIVAS.

  1. Aretha Franklin, “United Together”
  2. Diana Ross, “Touch Me in the Morning”
  3. Loleatta Holloway, “Worn Out Broken Heart”
  4. Chaka Khan, “Papillon (Hot Butterfly)”
  5. Candi Staton, “Young Hearts Run Free”
  6. Mina, “Vorrei Che Fosse Amore”
  7. Dusty Springfield, “The Look of Love”
  8. Tammy Wynette, “No One Else in the World”
  9. Barbra Streisand, “My Man”
  10. Whitney Houston, “Try It On My Own”
  11. Cher, “Heart of Stone (Remix)”
  12. Fleetwood Mac, “Welcome to the Room…Sara”
  13. Brenda Holloway, “Just Look What You’ve Done”
  14. Mavis Staples, “Until I Met You”
  15. Stone Ponys, “Different Drum”
  16. P.P. Arnold, “The First Cut Is the Deepest”
  17. Judy Garland, “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart”
  18. Etta James, “One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)”
  19. Doris Troy, “Just One Look”
  20. Bettye Swann, “Make Me Yours”
  21. Rocío Dúrcal and Juan Gabriel, “Déjame Vivir”
  22. Baby Washington, “Leave Me Alone”
  23. Brenda Lee, “Heart in Hand”
  24. Yuri, “Es Ella Más Que Yo”
  25. Nina Simone, “This Year’s Kisses”


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An Evening to Forget – Italo Disco

September 5, 2016
9:56 pm


Hello, listeners. This week, special guest DJ Pierogi selected TWO HOURS of Italo Disco for your listening pleasure.

  1. Gary Low, “I Want You”
  2. Scotch, “Take Me Up”
  3. Fancy, “Slice Me Nice”
  4. Fun Fun, “Color My Love”
  5. Babys Gang, “Happy Song”
  6. Ken Laszlo, “Hey Hey Guy”
  7. Righeira, “Vamos a la Playa”
  8. Silver Pozzoli, “Around My Dream”
  9. Baltimora, “Chinese Restaurant”
  10. Roby Benvenuto, “Stammering DJ”
  11. Gazebo, “I Like Chopin”
  12. Valerie Dore, “The Night”
  13. Clio, “Faces”
  14. Charlie, “Spacer Woman”
  15. Vivien Vee, “Higher”
  16. My Mine, “Hypnotic Tango”
  17. Mr. Flagio, “Take a Chance”


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An Evening to Forget – Places

August 20, 2016
9:42 pm


Hello, listeners. This week, you heard a selection of songs about places – real, imagined, of the mind, and everything in between.

  1. Marianne Faithfull, “Times Square”
  2. Joni Mitchell, “Chinese Café/Unchained Melody”
  3. Bonnie Raitt, “Angel from Montgomery”
  4. Bobbi Gentry, “Mississippi Delta”
  5. Ike and Tina Turner, “Nutbush City Limits”
  6. Neko Case, “South Tacoma Way”
  7. Boz Scaggs, “Harbor Lights”
  8. Lou Reed, “Coney Island Baby”
  9. k.d. lang, “Western Stars”
  10. George Strait, “Amarillo by Morning”
  11. Nanci Griffith, “Love at the Five and Dime”
  12. Lucinda Williams, “Crescent City”
  13. James Taylor, “Mexico”
  14. Tanya Tucker, “San Antonio Stroll”
  15. Loretta Lynn, “Fist City”
  16. Dolly Parton, “My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy”
  17. Bruce Springsteen, “Nebraska”
  18. Joanna Newsom, “In California”
  19. Van Morrison, “Into the Mystic”
  20. Liza Minnelli, “Theme from New York, New York”
  21. Billie Holiday, “Autumn in New York”
  22. Simon and Garfunkel, “The Only Living Boy in New York”
  23. Laura Nyro, “New York Tendaberry”
  24. The 5th Dimension, “On the Beach (Summertime)”
  25. Nina Simone, “Baltimore”
  26. LaBelle, “(Can I Speak to You Before You Go to) Hollywood”


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An Evening to Forget – Heartbreak in Reverb

July 30, 2016
9:06 pm

Hello, listeners. This week, you heard a selection of songs you could listen to while crying about your ex, or your unrequited love. Maybe you’re even driving by their house late at night with the lights off.

  1. The Supremes, “Stranger in Paradise”
  2. The Shirelles, “Baby It’s You”
  3. Jackie Wilson, “Lonely Teardrops”
  4. Frankie Avalon, “Venus”
  5. Roy Orbison, “Blue Angel”
  6. The Flamingos, “I Only Have Eyes for You”
  7. Johnny Mathis, “Wonderful! Wonderful!”
  8. Linda Scott, “I’ve Told Every Little Star”
  9. Bobby Vinton, “Mr. Lonely”
  10. Brenda Lee, “I Want to Be Wanted”
  11. Gene Pitney, “Half Heaven – Half Heartache”
  12. Lesley Gore, “That’s the Way Boys Are”
  13. Patsy Cline, “You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want to Do It)”
  14. The Royalettes, “Only When You’re Lonely”
  15. Timi Yuro, “I Apologize”
  16. Brenda Holloway, “You Can Cry on My Shoulder”
  17. Barbara Lewis, “Hello Stranger”
  18. Donnie Elbert, “Have I Sinned”
  19. Brenda & the Tabulations, “When You’re Gone”
  20. Dionne Warwick, “Any Old Time of the Day”
  21. Love Potion, “This Love”
  22. The Blossoms, “That’s When the Tears Start”
  23. The Ronettes, “So Young”
  24. The Shangri-Las, “He Cried”
  25. The Crystals, “What a Nice Way to Turn 17”
  26. The Sa-Shays, “Boo Hoo Hoo”
  27. Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, “I Need Your Love”
  28. The Bees, “I Love You”
  29. Bobby Vee, “Take Good Care of My Baby”
  30. Johnny Rivers, “The Poor Side of Town”
  31. Little Anthony & the Imperials, “Hurt So Bad”
  32. The Skyliners, “Since I Don’t Have You”
  33. Etta James, “I’m Sorry”
  34. The Platters, “Harbor Lights”
  35. Connie Francis, “Al Di La”
  36. Michael Jackson, “Ben”
  37. Patti Page, “Old Cape Cod”
  38. Robin Ward, “Wonderful Summer”
  39. The Beach Boys, “Don’t Worry Baby”


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An Evening to Forget – Time(s)

July 23, 2016
11:58 am


Hello, everyone. This week I selected some of my favorite songs with the word “time” (or a variation) in the title. I hope you enjoy!

  1. Lucinda Williams, “Right in Time”
  2. Rolling Stones, “Time Is on My Side”
  3. Etta James, “Only Time Will Tell”
  4. Betty Everett, “There’ll Come a Time”
  5. Willie Nelson, “Funny How Time Slips Away”
  6. The Judds, “River of Time”
  7. Elton John, “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Gonna Be a Long Long Time)”
  8. Cyndi Lauper, “Time After Time”
  9. Tanya Tucker, “Time and Distance”
  10. Bonnie Raitt, “Nick of Time”
  11. Diana Ross, “Last Time I Saw Him”
  12. Dusty Springfield, “Give Me Time”
  13. Carpenters, “Make Believe It’s Your First Time”
  14. Reba McEntire, “Right Time of the Night”
  15. Ray Charles & Barbra Streisand, “Cryin Time”
  16. Al Green, “For the Good Times”
  17. Tammy Wynette, “This Time I Almost Made It”
  18. Laura Nyro, “Time and Love”
  19. Gene Chandler, “Fooled You This Time”
  20. The Jacksons, “Time Waits for No One”
  21. Neko Case, “The Next Time You Say Forever”
  22. Beach House, “Better Times”
  23. Shirley Bassey, “This Time”
  24. Mary J. Blige, “Worth My Time”
  25. Fantasia, “No Time for It”
  26. FKA twigs, “In Time”
  27. Peggy Lee, “As Time Goes By”
  28. Dinah Washington, “Time After Time”
  29. Liza Minnelli, “Maybe This Time”
  30. Bernadette Peters, “Time Heals Everything”
  31. Aretha Franklin, “Good Times”
  32. Prince, “Sign ‘o’ the Times (Single Version)”


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An Evening to Forget – Carole King

7:13 am

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Hello, listeners! For this week’s episode, I played songs that were written (or co-written) by the legendary Carole King! Enjoy.

  1. Shirelles, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”
  2. Gene Pitney, “Every Breath I Take”
  3. The Drifters, “Some Kind of Wonderful”
  4. Little Eva, “The Loco-Motion”
  5. The Cookies, “Chains”
  6. Carole King, “Take Good Care of My Baby”
  7. Carole King, “It Might as Well Rain Until September”
  8. The Crystals, “Please Hurt Me”
  9. The Chiffons, “One Fine Day”
  10. Dionne Warwick, “Make the Night a Little Longer”
  11. Herman’s Hermits, “I’m into Something Good”
  12. The Ronettes, “Is This What I Get for Loving You?
  13. Dusty Springfield, “Some of Your Lovin'”
  14. Carole King, “Just Once in My Life”
  15. Dusty Springfield, “Oh No! Not My Baby”
  16. Dusty Springfield, “Goin’ Back”
  17. Carole King, “Like Little Children”
  18. Aretha Franklin, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”
  19. The Monkees, “A Man Without a Dream”
  20. Dusty Springfield, “No Easy Way Down”
  21. The City, “Snow Queen”
  22. Dusty Springfield, “So Much Love”
  23. Linda Jones, “I Can’t Make it Alone”
  24. Laura Nyro, “Up on the Roof”
  25. Carole King, “I Feel the Earth Move”
  26. Carole King, “So Far Away”
  27. Carole King, “It’s Too Late”
  28. Carole King, “Been to Canaan”
  29. Michael Jackson, “You’ve Got a Friend”
  30. Carpenters, “It’s Going to Take Some Time”
  31. Mariah Carey, “If It’s Over”
  32. Celine Dion, “The Reason”
  33. Carole King, “Where You Lead”


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An Evening to Forget – The Wonderful World of Duets

July 10, 2016
10:43 am


Hello, everyone. This week I played a selection of some of my favorite duets. I hope you enjoy!

  1. Aretha Franklin & George Michael, “I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me”
  2. Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald, “On My Own”
  3. Blood Orange & Samantha Urbani, “You’re Not Good Enough”
  4. Lady Gaga & Christina Aguilera, “Do What U Want”
  5. Mariah Carey & Miguel, “#Beautiful”
  6. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood, “Some Velvet Morning”
  7. Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin, “Je t’aime moi non plus”
  8. Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty, “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man”
  9. Tammy Wynette & George Jones, “Take Me”
  10. Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow, “Picture”
  11. Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers, “Islands in the Stream”
  12. Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack, “The Closer I Get to You”
  13. Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt, “Don’t Know Much”
  14. Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams, “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late”
  15. Diana Ross & and the Supremes & the Temptations, “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”
  16. Barbra Streisand & Kim Carnes, “Make No Mistake, He’s Mine”
  17. Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes, “Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer”
  18. Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson, “Beauty and the Beast”
  19. Dionne Warwick & Luther Vandross, “How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye”
  20. Ana Gabriel & Vikki Carr, “Cosas del Amor”
  21. Stevie Nicks & Don Henley, “Leather and Lace”
  22. Rihanna & Mikky Ekko, “Stay”
  23. Whitney Houston & Deborah Cox, “Same Script, Different Cast”
  24. Janelle Monaé and Erykah Badu, “Q.U.E.E.N.”
  25. Beyoncé & Jack White, “Don’t Hurt Yourself”
  26. Kate Bush & Elton John, “Snowed in at Wheeler Street”


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An Evening to Forget – La Diva(s)

June 29, 2016
9:10 pm


This week, I paid tribute to the divas who raised me. Enjoy!

  1. Patti LaBelle, “Joy to Have Your Love”
  2. Chaka Khan, “Clouds”
  3. Donna Summer, “Walk Away”
  4. Diana Ross, “I’m Coming Out”
  5. Grace Jones, “Am I Ever Gonna Fall in Love in New York City”
  6. Whitney Houston, “Million Dollar Bill”
  7. Robyn, “Stars 4-Ever”
  8. Celine Dion, “Just a Little Bit of Love”
  9. Jennifer Holliday, “I Am Changing”
  10. Mariah Carey, “Vanishing”
  11. Barbra Streisand with Barbra Streisand, “One Less Bell to Answer/A House Is Not a Home”
  12. Annie Lennox, “Money Can’t Buy It”
  13. Carly Simon, “Why”
  14. Stevie Nicks, “Wild Heart”
  15. Cher, “Just Like Jesse James”
  16. Aretha Franklin, “Good to Me As I Am to You”
  17. Yvonne De Carlo, “I’m Still Here”
  18. Bette Midler, “Rose’s Turn”
  19. Dame Shirley Bassey, “This Is My Life (La Vita)”
  20. La Lupe, “No Pienses Mal de Mi”
  21. Mina, “Grande, Grande, Grande”
  22. Dionne Warwick, “Alfie”
  23. Judy Garland, “Over the Rainbow”
  24. Jane McDonald, “This Is the Moment”


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An Evening to Forget – Pride

June 24, 2016
6:08 pm


For today’s show, I played songs by alllll (openly) queer musicians. I really loved the artists I picked to play and I know you’ll love them, too.

  1. Nona Hendryx, “Keep It Confidential”
  2. Beth Ditto, “I Wrote the Book”
  3. Hercules & Love Affair featuring John Grant, “I Try to Talk to You”
  4. Pet Shop Boys, “Always on My Mind”
  5. ANOHNI, “Drone Bomb Me”
  6. Azari & III, “Into the Night”
  7. George Michael, “Freedom ’90”
  8. Sylvester and Two Tons O’ Fun, “Dance (Disco Heat),” 12-inch version
  9. RuPaul and Big Freedia, “Peanut Butter”
  10. Patrick Cowley and Sylvester, “Menergy”
  11. Culture Club, “Time (Clock of the Heart)”
  12. Perfume Genius, “Queen”
  13. Elton John, “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”
  14. Labi Siffre, “My Song”
  15. Laura Nyro, “Save the Country”
  16. Ana Gabriel, “Simplemente Amigos”
  17. Melissa Etheridge, “Ruins”
  18. case/lang/veirs, “Blue Fires”
  19. Chavela Vargas, “Piensa en Mi”
  20. The Internet, “Penthouse Cloud”
  21. Dusty Springfield, “I Just Fall in Love Again”
  22. Tegan and Sara, “100x”
  23. Queen, “I Want to Break Free”


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An Evening to Forget – Angels of the Morning

5:44 pm

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Let’s talk about sex – or, rather, let’s listen to people sing about it! My selections this week are allll about the birds and the bees – women working the streets, men losing their virginities to sex workers, women trapped in a spiral of one-night affairs, and even ADULTERESSES. I hope you enjoy.

  1. Madonna, “Erotica”
  2. PJ Harvey, “Working for the Man”
  3. Neko Case, “Deep Red Bells”
  4. Merrilee Rush & the Turnabouts, “Angel of the Morning”
  5. Carole King, “Yours Until Tomorrow”
  6. Denise LaSalle, “Married, But Not to Each Other”
  7. Tammy Wynette, “Let’s Get Together (One Last Time)”
  8. Reba McEntire, “Fancy”
  9. Sheryl Crow, “Leaving Las Vegas”
  10. Four Seasons, “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)
  11. Inner Life, “I’m Caught Up in a One Night Love Affair”
  12. Donna Summer, “Working the Midnight Shift”
  13. Odyssey, “Weekend Lover”
  14. Natalie Cole, “Annie Mae”
  15. Cher, “A Woman’s Story”
  16. Elton John, “Sweet Painted Lady”
  17. Labelle, “Lady Marmalade”
  18. Blondie, “X Offender”
  19. Barbara Mason, “She’s Got the Papers (I’ve Got the Man)”
  20. Eartha Kitt, “Love for Sale”
  21. Dolly Parton, “It’s All Wrong, but It’s All Right”
  22. Ann Peebles, “I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home Tonight”
  23. Whitney Houston, “Saving All My Love for You”
  24. Lynn Anderson, “Heaven’s Just a Sin Away”
  25. Tina Turner, “Private Dancer”


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