Dizzy Heights

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Dizzy Heights #71: Hearts, Vol. I

Should I just call this 'The Squeeze Show Featuring Squeeze'? It certainly seems that way sometimes. ...

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Dizzy Heights #70: Alt-Rock Songs About Boys

Q: Do I re-record a segment after my cat misses the jump to the chair next to me, making a ton of noise? A: I do not. ...

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Dizzy Heights #69: Alt-Rock Songs About Girls

I could put it off no longer....

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Dizzy Heights #68: Kaboom! “World” Songs, Vol. I

Because calling it 'Everything Is Broken' seemed a bit too on the nose. ...

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Dizzy Heights #67: Wizards of Oz

Me: I hadn't heard this song before. My kids: We know this song (*sing every word*). Me: It begins. ...

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Dizzy Heights: The 2010s, Volume IV

I’m now officially finished chronicling the 2010s. Four mixes, 118 songs, 109 different artists. (And I still had a couple dozen songs...

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Dizzy Heights: The 2010s, Volume III

Decks and drums and rock and roll. ...

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Dizzy Heights: The 2010s, Volume II

"They called us the pop kids", indeed. ...

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Dizzy Heights: The 2010s, Volume I

Where I put on bold display how completely out of step I am with everything around me, Part 1 (of 3)...

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Dizzy Heights #66: Great Scots

Make no mistake: Shirley Manson IS a Terminator....

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Dizzy Heights #65: Certain for the Very Last Time — Flashback Chill Mix 11/25/95

I love the smell of twentysomething drama in the morning. ...

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Dizzy Heights #64: ‘90s UK Alternative, Part III — The Pop Mix

Basically, I made my own episode of the '90s Time Machine. ...

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Dizzy Heights #63: ’90s UK Alternative, Part II — The Dance Mix

For the record no, it is not lost on me that my show about UK music opens with artists from Ireland and Germany....

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Dizzy Heights #62: ‘90s UK Alternative, Part I — The Rock Mix

In which I play a bunch of Brit Pop, and then alienate nearly every fan of Brit Pop. ...

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Dizzy Heights #61: “Summer” Songs

In which we say farewell to summer - and title-themed shows, for now - with a title-themed show about summer. ...

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Dizzy Heights #60: Run Betsi Run (a 2003 Beat Mixtape, Digitized and Expanded)

It's alt-y, it's poppy, and it's trendy. This is me. ...

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Dizzy Heights #59: A Touch of Tuesday Weld — “New” Songs

New World Man takes his New Girl Now, dolled up in a New Dress, for a ride in a Brand New Cadillac. ...

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Dizzy Heights #58: Contemplating a Crime — Animals, Vol. I

Basically, it's First Wave, Lithium, and Alt Nation in a blender, at a ratio of about 4:2:1. ...

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Dizzy Heights #56: Let’s Stay Friends Forever — The Wind and the Rain

"Great song, Bob, but it suggests that you might be gay. Better change the words." Jesus. ...

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Dizzy Heights #55: They Will Never Find Me Here — The Sun and the Moon, Vol. I

Tears for Fears fans know where the next show is going. ...

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Dizzy Heights #54: Watch the World Argue — Songs About Dancing

I’ve been sitting on this idea for about a year. It felt too obvious, but then I ran into a really busy stretch, and then suddenly...

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Dizzy Heights #53: Gold

This one's for you, Ponyboy. ...

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Dizzy Heights #52: Someday We’ll Be Happy Again — Breakup Songs Part 2 (The Ballads)

If the first show was a Hormone Monster, this one's the Depression Kitty. ...

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Dizzy Heights #50: Heat Beneath Your Winter — Dreams, Vol. I

The idea came, as a lot of my ideas do, from a Duran Duran song. Do I have enough songs to do a full show about dreams? As I quickly...

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Dizzy Heights #49: Hot Dog, Jumping Frog, Albuquerque — Royals, Volume I

I thought there would be tons of songs about princesses. I had maybe four....

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Dizzy Heights #49: Days of the Week, Vol. I

Thursday needs to fire its publicist....

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Dizzy Heights #47: Don’t. Just … Don’t (“Don’t” Songs, Vol. I)

Tell me you love me. Change. Go. Disturb this groove. Or, you know, do the opposite of all those things. Your call. It's cool. ...

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Dizzy Heights #46: Never, Ever, Always, and Forever

Proof that there is always something good that can come from even the worst of things. ...