“The Lovecats” by Melody Mendis (originally by The Cure)

Another Saturday, another Caturday. Here we have a lovely jazz-pop rendition of a gothic new wave hit for The Cure. I love this version by Melody Mendis and we play it all the time on FunHouse Radio.

The album that this song was released on is called Love & Madness. It features a number of great cover versions and is worth checking out. -WA

“Bananaphone” by Raffi

Yes, you can buy a telephone that is in the shape of a banana. A quick google search reveals dozens of devices, covers and props.

Today is National Banana Day. We all love them here at FunHouse Radio. As a small child, I could be spotted with one frequently because my grandmother constantly fed them to me. My friends would tease me about it. They would call me names like “Banana Boy”.

The song called “Banana Phone” has been recorded at least a dozen times. Here is the most well-known of all the versions. It’s by Raffi and was recorded in 1994. There does not appear to be an official music video, but here is a fan-made lyric-video! We play this track on the live audio stream all the time!

Happy National Banana Day!