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The Jewel Case: OK Commuter (02.28.19)


However you choose to get around, tonight's theme is "OK COMMUTER"; we'll be spinning tunes about taxis, buses, subways, trains, etc., from Alice Cooper to Ella Fitzgerald to the Last Poets and many, many more. No fare needed. Your ride awaits.

  • The Black Crowes- Gone
  • Aerosmith- Critical Mass
  • Amadou & Mariam- Chauffers
  • The Monkees- Daydream Believer (RIP Peter Tork)
  • B-52s- 52 Girls (HB Cindy Wilson)
  • The Rolling Stones- We Love You (HB Brian Jones)
  • The Jolly Boys- I Fought The Law
  • Chuck Prophet- Bobby Fuller Died For Our Sins
  • Ramones- Too Tough To Die
  • Martina Topley Bird- Too Tough To Die
  • Johnny Clarke- Cry Tough
  • Black Mountain- Druganaut
  • Jeff Beck- Freeway Jam

And now for the theme: OK Commuter

  • David Shire- The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three
  • Guru- Transit Ride
  • The Last Poets- On The Subway
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience- Crosstown Traffic
  • Mike Watt- E Ticket Ride
  • Chuck Berry- I Want To Be Your Driver
  • The Beatles- Drive My Car 
  • The Who- Magic Bus
  • New York Dolls- Subway Train
  • Iggy Pop- The Passenger
  • Warren Zevon- My Ride’s Here
  • Count Basie- Taxi War Dance
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington And His Orchestra- Take The “A” Train
  • Brigitte Bardot- Les Omnibus
  • Peter Mulvey- The Dreams
  • The Balanescu Quartet- Autobahn
  • The Hollies- Bus Stop
  • ZZ Top- Waitin’ For The Bus
  • The Fall- Cab It Up
  • Transglobal Underground- Yellow And Black Taxi Cab
  • The Kingston Trio- M.T.A.
  • Gilberto Gil- Expresso 2222
  • Alice Cooper- Slick Black Limousine
  • Ian Dury & The Blockheads- Waiting For Your Taxi
  • Paul Simon- Stranded In A Limousine
  • The Jam- Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
  • Hanoi Rocks- Taxi Driver
  • Jonathan Richman- You’re Crazy For taking The Bus
  • Richard Shindell- Transit
  • Squat- Rickshaw

Join Tod Weidner on Thursday, 8-11pm for The Jewel Case, a weekly celebration of all manner of musical goodness: deep cuts, forgotten treasures, and curiosities with a new theme each show spanning all genres, eras and locales.


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A lifelong Miami Valley resident, Tod Weidner grew up in Ludlow Falls before moving to Dayton in the early 1990s. Tod has been heavily involved in the Dayton Music Scene for over 20 years, as both a solo performer and a member of such bands as The Motel Beds, Shrug, The American Static, and Set The Controls, to name just a few.