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From: KCRW
Length: 09:24

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Actress Kate Micucci is one half of the popular comedy musical duo Garfunkel and Oates. She shares sad songs that make her happy, retro sounding soul that makes her dance and a Harry Nilsson classic. Read the full description.

Kate_small Actress Kate Micucci is one half of the popular comedy musical duo Garfunkel and Oates. None of her song picks feature the instrument she is famous for – the ukulele -- but her trademark humor is fully intact. She shares sad songs that make her happy, retro sounding soul that makes her dance and a Harry Nilsson classic. For More: http://www.garfunkelandoates.com/

 Tracks

1. Harry Nilsson - Coconut

2. Laura Marling - New Romantic

3. Jack Haley - You've Got to Eat Your Spinach, Baby

4. Big Star - Thirteen

5. Mayer Hawthorn - Your Easy Lovin Ain't Pleasin Nothin

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Piece Description

Actress Kate Micucci is one half of the popular comedy musical duo Garfunkel and Oates. None of her song picks feature the instrument she is famous for – the ukulele -- but her trademark humor is fully intact. She shares sad songs that make her happy, retro sounding soul that makes her dance and a Harry Nilsson classic. For More: http://www.garfunkelandoates.com/

 Tracks

1. Harry Nilsson - Coconut

2. Laura Marling - New Romantic

3. Jack Haley - You've Got to Eat Your Spinach, Baby

4. Big Star - Thirteen

5. Mayer Hawthorn - Your Easy Lovin Ain't Pleasin Nothin

Transcript

Valida: Hi. I'm Valida and I'm here with Kate Micucci, one half of the popular comedy musical duo Garfunkel and Oates and star of the TV show “Raising Hope”. The ukulele is her instrument of choice, but today we'll talk about all kinds of music that has inspired her throughout her life as part of KCRW's Guest DJ Project. Hi, Kate!

Kate Micucci: Hi!

Valida: How are you doing?

Kate: I'm good. Thanks for having me.

Valida: What did you bring for us today?

Kate: I brought a few of my favorite songs of all time, I guess you could say, and I began with Harry Nilsson and "Coconut". This is one of the first songs I ever learned to sing when I was a kid. I can remember my brother and I in the living room of our house in New Jersey putting on a show singing the song.

I learned about the song because Kermit sang it on The Muppet Show. I just remember us singing for our mom and doing a show...
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Additional Credits

Host Valida Carroll

Related Website

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