An Evening to Forget with Sissy Payczechs

An Evening to Forget – The End of the Love Affair

June 4, 2016
5:50 pm

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Hello, listeners. This week’s theme was the end of the affair – or, rather, how various people deal with the death of love in various ways. I hope you enjoy.

  1. Björk, “Family
  2. PJ Harvey, “Rid of Me”
  3. Amy Winehouse, “Love Is a Losing Game”
  4. Billie Holiday, “I Get Along Without You Very Well”
  5. Peggy Lee, “It Takes Too Long to Learn to Live Alone”
  6. Natalie Cole, “I’m Catching Hell (Living Here Alone)
  7. Brenda and the Tabulations, “One Girl Too Late”
  8. Glen Campbell, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”
  9. Barbara Mandrell, “Sleeping Single in a Double Bed”
  10. Cyndi Lauper, “Who Let in the Rain”
  11. Gladys Knight & the Pips, “Neither One of Us (Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye)”
  12. Skeeter Davis, “The End of the World”
  13. Patsy Cline, “She’s Got You”
  14. Tammy Wynette, “When Love Was All We Had”
  15. David Ruffin, “Walk Away from Love”
  16. Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, “Come and Get These Memories”
  17. Lucinda Williams, “Overtime”
  18. Sammi Smith, “Today I Started Loving You Again”
  19. Fleetwood Mac, “Beautiful Child”
  20. Doll Parton, “Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You)”
  21. George Jones, “If Drinkin’ Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)”
  22. Deana Carter, “Strawberry Wine”
  23. The Judds, “Mr. Pain”
  24. Rod Stewart, “It’s Not the Spotlight”
  25. Sinéad O’Connor, “Troy”
  26. Joni Mitchell, “The Last Time I Saw Richard”


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An Evening to Forget – L.U.V.

May 28, 2016
4:34 pm

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Hello, listeners. Let’s talk about l-o-v-e. Or, rather, let’s listen to other people sing about it. I’ve rounded up some songs that will make you want to cuddle up with your sweetie – whether your sweetie is a human being or a bottle of half-drunk wine – on a slow Saturday morning. Perhaps you can find someone off an app, too. Whatever your choice, I hope you enjoy.

  1. The Delfonics, “La-La Means I Love You”
  2. Marvin Gaye, “I Want You”
  3. Dionne Warwick, “Déjà vu”
  4. Candi Staton, “If You Feel the Need”
  5. Teddy Pendergrass, “Love TKO”
  6. Stephanie Mills, “Feel the Fire”
  7. Smokey Robinson, “Being with You”
  8. Rick James and Teena Marie, “Fire and Desire”
  9. Aretha Franklin, “This Is for Real”
  10. Mary Jane Girls, “All Night Long”
  11. Patti Labelle, “Love, Need and Want You”
  12. Skyy, “When You Touch Me”
  13. Shirley Murdock, “Go On Without You”
  14. Anita Baker, “You Bring Me Joy”
  15. Teena Marie, “Ooo La La La”
  16. Sade, “Love Is Stronger than Pride”
  17. Aaliyah, “At Your Best (You Are Love)”
  18. Janet Jackson, “Tonight’s the Night”
  19. Mariah Carey, “Fourth of July”
  20. Whitney Houston, “Oh Yes”
  21. Beyoncé, “Speechless”
  22. Jessie Ware, “Running”


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An Evening to Forget – Nighthawks

2:54 pm


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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An Evening to Forget – Six Minutes or More!

1:57 pm


On Tuesday, May 24th, I had the pleasure of filling in for Michele K-Tel. I subjected my listeners to a set of songs over six minutes. I’ve always loved a song that just sprawls onward and onward. My set, below, was eclectic as always, and I got a chance to play a different kind of material than I’ve usually played. I hope you enjoy.

  1. Björk, “Stonemilker”
  2. Lana Del Rey, “Cruel World”
  3. Pink Floyd, “Time”
  4. Sonic Youth, “The Sprawl”
  5. My Morning Jacket, “Steam Engine”
  6. Arcade Fire, “Porno”
  7. Roisin Murphy, “Evil Eyes”
  8. Isaac Hayes, “Walk On By”
  9. Tramaine Hawkins, “Goin’ Up Yonder”
  10. Erykah Badu, “Green Eyes”
  11. Miles Davis, “On Green Dolphin Street”
  12. Joanna Newsom, “Baby Birch”
  13. Mariah Carey, “Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise) – Fly Away Club Mix”


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An Evening to Forget – The First Show

May 7, 2016
11:14 am


Hello listeners. Sissy Payczechs was your DJ from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, and here’s what she played. I hope you enjoyed every last minute of it.

  1. Mariah Carey, “Mine Again”
  2. FKA twigs, “Good to Love”
  3. Kelela, “Cherry Coffee”
  4. Beach House, “Majorette”
  5. Cocteau Twins, “Lazy Calm”
  6. Aretha Franklin, “When You Get Right Down to It”
  7. Pizzicato Five, “Boy Meets Girl”
  8. Patrick Cowley, “Mockingbird Dream”
  9. David Bowie, “Sense of Doubt”
  10. Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Shadowtime”
  11. Alison Moyet, “Invisible”
  12. Jennifer Holliday, “I’m on Your Side”
  13. Yvonne Elliman, “Hello Stranger”
  14. Linda Ronstadt, “Hey Mister, That’s Me Up on the Jukebox”
  15. Lucinda Williams, “Six Blocks Away”
  16. The War on Drugs, “Suffering”
  17. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, “We’ve Got Tonite”
  18. Barbara Mason, “Oh, How It Hurts”
  19. Rose Royce, “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”
  20. case/lang/veirs, “Honey and Smoke”
  21. Deniece Williams, “Cause You Love Me Baby”
  22. The Royalettes, “It’s Gonna Take a Miracle”
  23. Stacy Lattisaw, “I Could Love You So Divine”

The tagline for my show is “anything could happen,” and I truly mean that, as evidenced by my song selections above. I don’t believe in genre limitations or boundaries; I believe in freedom above all.





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