The Signal

with Chris Kocher

A weekly entertainment show hosted by Chris Kocher, entertainment writer for the Press & Sun-Bulletin. Bringing you the best of Greater Binghamton's music and entertainment scene.


Three hours, no apprentice, no plan, three bags of CDs. Let’s do this thing.

“Thanksgiving Day” – Ray Davies (Other People’s Lives)
“Hollywood” – The Cranberries (To the Faithful Departed)
“Our House” – Madness (Madness)
“Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)” – Squeeze (Singles – 45’s and Under)
“The Rain Won’t Come” – Spottiswoode & His Enemies (Wild Goosechase Expedition)
“Easy Money” – Johnny Marr (Playland)
“Paper and Iron (Notes and Coins)” – XTC (Black Sea)
“Common People” – Pulp (Different Class)
“It Could Be You” – Blur (The Great Escape)
“Black Tie White Noise” – David Bowie & Al B. Sure (Black Tie White Noise)
“I Fought the Law” – The Clash (The Story of the Clash)
“Antwoman” – Robyn Hitchcock (Jewels for Sophia)
“Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab” – Space (Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab)
“Give My Love to London” – Marianne Faithfull (Give My Love to London)
“Get the Party Started” – Shirley Bassey (Get the Party Started)
“Fish License / Eric the Half-a-Bee” – Monty Python (The Final Ripoff)
“English Tea” – Rachael Sage (Blue Roses)
“These Are Your Friends” – Mike Doughty (Stellar Motel)
“Die Laughing” – The Jigsaw Seen (Old Man Reverb)
“All 'Cause of You” – The 88 (Over and Over)
“Bowling with a Genius” – Dr. Pants (The Trip)
“All Time Favorite” – Chris Trapper & The Wolverine Jazz Band (Gone Again)
“Man in an Empty Suit” – Adam Marsland (The Owl & The Full Moon)
“I Will Be Standing Again” – Billy Vera & Evie Sands (Queen of Diamonds / Jack of Hearts)
“You Will Rise Again” – Spottiswoode & His Enemies (Building a Road)
“Man in Motion” – Davey O (No Passengers)
“One Wish Left” – Emily White (Staking Flags in the Valley)
“Available Light” – David Corley (Available Light)
“A Dangerous Thing” – Katie Gosnell (Dear Katie)
“The Universe is Bigger” – Zak Smith (Signs of Life)
“What Side of Town” – Terence Martin (The Last Black and White TV)
“Who Carried You” – Malcolm Holcombe (A Hundred Lies)
“Love in the Multiverse” – Heather Styka (While This Planet Spins Beneath Our Feet)
“Waterbound” – The Falconers (The Framemaker)
“Moses on a Runaway Train” – Beth Wood (Sometimes Love)
“Redemption Song” – Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer (Cash Unearthed)
“Father Christmas” – The Kinks

Almost time for Eric to take the test so he can be a full-fledged DJ, so I did the usual events roundup and just a few tunes, most of them new.

“Girls Chase Boys” – Ingrid Michaelson (Lights Out)
“Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future” – Mike Doughty (Stellar Motel)
“Blue Roses” – Rachael Sage (Blue Roses)
“Novocaine” – Amber Rubarth (A Common Case of Disappearing)
“Idiots with Guitars” – The Jigsaw Seen (Old Man Reverb)

Here are the choices from Eric.
“Memory of a Free Festival” – David Bowie
“Minnie the Moocher” – Cab Calloway
“Kids with Guns” – Gorillaz
“Something” – Snarky Puppy
“Green Onions” – Booker T. and the MGs
“Feelin’ Good” – Nina Simone
“Lonely Boy” – The Black Keys
“The High Road” – Broken Bells
“Rhapsody in Blue” – George Gershwin
“The Ghost Inside” – Broken Bells

Amazed and honored to welcome Dave Davies, former lead guitarist and co-founder of my favorite band, the Kinks, to discuss his new album “Rippin’ Up Time,” his November tour and the 50th anniversary of the band’s first hit, “You Really Got Me.” Here are the tracks we played among the interview segments.
“Rippin’ Up Time”
“Front Room”
“In the Old Days”
“King of Karaoke”
“Through My Window”
“Nosy Neighbours”
“You Really Got Me” (The Kinks)

Apprentice Eric shared some songs too.
“Trap Doors” – Broken Bells
“Howlin’ For You” – The Black Keys
“Life Wasted” – Pearl Jam
“Don’t Try So Hard” – Queen
“Light Years” – Pearl Jam

When Is It On?

Fall 2014

You can catch this show on
Tuesdays from 7 PM to 8:30 PM.

Upcoming Shows

December 2 @ 7 PM


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