Wednesday, July 30, 2008

July 23 2008: Stormy High

This is the show where I reported about the goings-on in New York the previous weekend (Teddy Rockstar, Siren, and the Fuck Buttons/Liars show at McCarren pool). To sum it up, Ted Leo was great, Beach House floored two of my friends (and myself), I like the Annuals set, Times New Viking were pretty good, Jaguar Love sucked, and Broken Social Scene wasn't bad. Fuck Buttons were real cool. It was good to know the Thurston Moore school of Playskool toys as instruments isn't dead. Finally, Liars blew me away. I was never the biggest fan of them, I first heard them in their dance-punk days of the early '00s, when I was fervently opposed to the notion of dance-punk. Needless to say, someone should have told me the switched over to experimental rock. I feel left out. At the end of the show I considered myself a fan.

1. Jager Yoga - CSS - Donkey - Sub Pop, CD, 2008 *
2. Ghosts - Ladytron - Velocifero - Nettwerk, CD, 2008 *
3. Triceratops (Acid Girls RMX B) - Health - Health//Disco - Love Pump, CD, 2008 *
4. Hercules Theme - Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair - Mute/DFA, CD, 2008 *

5. Slapped Actress - The Hold Steady - Stay Positive - Vagrant, CD, 2008 *
6. La Costa Brava - Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Living with the Living - Touch and Go, CD, 2007
7. Shim Sham - Imperial Teen - The Hair the TV the Baby and the Band - Merge, CD, 2007
8. Fuzzy Reactor - Boris and Michio Kurihara - Rainbow - Drag City, CD, 2007
9. Sailing to Byzantium - Liars - Liars - Mute, CD, 2007
10. Sueisfine - My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything - Sire, CD, 1988
11. Doves - Black Angels - Directions to See a Ghost - Light in the Attic, CD, 2008 *
12. Alphabet - The Notwist - The Devil, You, + Me - Domino, CD, 2008 *

13. Prelude to 110 or 220/Women of the World - Jim O'Rourke - Eureka - Drag City, CD, 1999
14. Don't Have to Be So Sad - Yo La Tengo - Summer Sun - Matador, CD, 2003
15. Our Cavalcade of Sightless Riders - Harris Newman - Strange Attractions, CD, 2007


16. Bad Kids - Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil - Vice, CD, 2007
17. You Will Fail - Digital Leather - Sorcerer - Goner, CD, 2008 *
18. Lantern Lights - Abe Vigoda - Skeleton - Post Present, CD, 2008 *
19. Tyrants - Black Mountain - In the Future - Jagjaguwar, CD, 2008
20. Audience - Dirty on Purpose - Like Bees EP - North Street, CD, 2008 *

21. Leave Me Alone - New Order - Power, Corruption, & Lies - Factory, CD, 1983

July 16 2008: I Hear the Siren(s)

Took a little while to get back on track, but here's the playlist from a couple weeks ago. This was the prelude to my trip to New York, and featured artists that were playing at the Siren Music Fest on Coney Island and of course, Theo Leo, who I was lucky enough to catch in Battery Park on the 17th. I unfortunately didn't get a chance to see These Are Powers at Siren, or A Place to Bury Strangers at the after party, but I thoroughly enjoyed the bands I did see (except for Jaguar Love, they sucked). I also had an extra 10-15 minutes on the air because Doc was stuck in traffic. If I remember correctly, I just sort of filled it with a ten minute War on Drugs song.

1. Ghost Ship in a Storm - Jim O'Rourke - Eureka - Drag City, CD, 1999
2. What I See - White Magic - Dat Rosa Mel Apibus - Drag City, CD, 2006
3. Winds - White Magic - Dark Stars EP - Drag City, CD, 2007

4. Land of the Freak - King Khan and the Shrines - The Supreme Genius of King Khan and the Shrines - Vice, CD, 2008 *
5. Baby, I'm Just a Fool - Spiritualized - Songs in A&E - Fontana, CD, 2008 *
6. Don't Hold Me Close - Spiritualized - Songs in A&E - Fontana, CD, 2008 *
7. Dog Island - Melvins - Nude with Boots - Ipecac, CD, 2008 *
8. U Feline - mrandmrsmays - mrandmrsmays - Hand Made, CD, 2008 *

9. Brainwave - Nomo - Ghost Rock - Ubiquity, CD, 2008 *


10. Colleen - Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Living with the Living - Touch and Go, CD, 2007
11. Creeper - Islands - Arm's Way - Anti, CD, 2008
12. My Organ Sounds Like... - Jaguar Love - Jaguar Love EP - Matador, CD, 2008 *
13. Real Emotional Trash - Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash - Matador, CD, 2008
14. All the Years - Beach House - Devotion - Carpark, CD, 2008
15. Chipping Ice - These Are Powers - Taro Tarot - Hoss, CD, 2008

16. Makes Visible - These Are Powers - Terrific Seasons - Hoss, CD, 2007
17. Another Step Away - A Place to Bury Strangers - A Place to Bury Strangers - Killer Pimp, CD, 2007
18. I Know I'll See You - A Place to Bury Strangers - A Place to Bury Strangers - Killer Pimp, CD, 2007
19. Deer-Ree-Shee - Black Angels - Directions to See a Ghost - Light in the Attic, CD, 2008 *

20. All the Stars - Nomo - Ghost Rock - Ubiquity, CD, 2008 *

21. Show Me the Coast - The War on Drugs - Wagonwheel Blues - Secretly Canadian, CD, 2008 *

Sunday, July 13, 2008

With the Proliferation of Reality TV and YouTube...

I like to think Andy Warhol is somewhere, and he's laughing so hard that Campbell's Tomato Soup is coming out of his nose.

I should mention that yesterday, I engineered and spun music in the studio while Cold DJ Rigorous was at Real Art Ways in Hartford, interviewing artists, community members and the director of the place about stuff. I would play music between the interviews. Aside from a few small snafus, it went pretty smoothly. I don't know if he has a website, blog, myspace, etc etc to that I could link to, but I know Mr. Cold will be editing down his interviews into a couple public affairs segments to air on WHUS.

Anyway, here're the songs I played. For anyone who's taken a look at one of my playlists, they should realize that it's shit I play all the time, and that these were all pretty short songs. I tried with the first half to play some more hipster/arty stuff before switching over to stuff that isn't as...pretentious?

1. Nite Drive - Chromatics - PDX Pop Now 2008 - CD*
2. The Garden - Abe Vigoda - Skeleton - Post Present, CD, 2008*
3. The Greater Times - Electrelane - No Shouts, No Calls - CD, 2007
4. Hologram - Digital Leather - Sorcerer - Goner, CD, 2008*

5. Rolling Down the Hills - Glass Candy - B/E/A/T/B/O/X - Italians Do it Better, 2007
6. Peep-Hole - Guided by Voices - Bee Thousand - 1994
7. Hanging on the Telephone - Blondie - Parallel Lines - 1978

8. Gamma Ray - Beck - Modern Guilt - DGC, CD, 2008*
9. Run - Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple - Downtown, CD, 2008*
10. Paisley Pattern Ground - Black Hollies - Ernest Jennings, CD, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

July 9 2008: Titled.

I forgot to bring some CDs and records this week, so I had to rely on the Push File, the new releases, and some older stuff floating around in the (not so complete) library (we really need to get our shit together).

1. The Brightest Diamond - My Brightest Diamond - A Thousand Shark's Teeth - Asthmatic Kitten, CD, 2008*

2. First of All... - Shawn Jackson - First of All... - Tres Records, CD, 2008*
3. Strategies [Ft. Guilty Simpson] - Shawn Jackson - First of All... - Tres Records, CD, 2008*
4. Mikey Rocks - Cool Kids - The Bake Sale - Chocolate Industries, CD, 2008*
5. Lesson 3 (History of Hip-Hop) - Steinski - What Does it All Mean: 1983-2006 Retrospective - Illegal Art, CD, 2008*

6. Gamma Ray - Beck - Modern Guilt - DGC, CD, 2008*
7. Profanity Prayers - Beck - Modern Guilt - DGC, CD, 2008*
8. Whatever - Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple - Downtown, CD, 2008*
9. No Time Soon - Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple - Downtown, CD, 2008*
10. Hologram - Digital Leather - Sorcerer - Goner, CD, 2008*
11. Dead City/Waste Wilderness - Abe Vigoda - Skeleton - Past Present, CD, 2008*
12. Lantern Lights - Abe Vigoda - Skeleton - Past Present, CD, 2008*
13. This is My Love - Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair - DFA, CD, 2008*

14. Dom's Lament - Bardo Pond - On the Ellipse - ATP, CD, 2003
15. Astronaut - Beach House - Devotion - Carpark, CD, 2008
16. Trem Two - Mission of Burma - Vs. - Matador, CD Reissue, 2008
17. Atrocity Exhibition - Joy Division - Closer - Warner (?), 2007 Reissue, CD

18. "X" - Sonic Youth, I.C.P., & The Ex - In the Fishtank Vol. 9 - Konkurrent, CD, 2002
19. So What? - Miles Davis - Cool & Collected - Columbia, CD, 2006
20. Summertime - Miles Davis - Cool & Collected - Columbia, CD, 2006

Thursday, July 3, 2008

July 2 2008: Crazy Visions

Nothing to report on, except that I think my copy of New Order's "Perfect Kiss" single is shot. Skipped four or five times while I played it tonight.

1. Kim & Jesse - M83 - Saturdays=Youth - Mute, CD, 2008
2. Escape City Scrapers - Mono in VCF - Mono in VCF - Stylo, CD, 2008*
3. Where in This World - The Notwist - The Devil, You + Me - Domino, CD, 2008*
4. You on the Run - Black Angels - Directions to See a Ghost - Light in the Attic, CD, 2008

5. Bizarre Dub Triangle - New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle single - Factory, 12", 1986
6. The Perfect Kiss - New Order - The Perfect Kiss single - Factory, 12", 1985
7. Athene - Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair - DFA, CD, 2008*
8. Mind Your Own Business - Delta 5 - Disco, Not Disco [Compilation] - Strut, CD, 2008

9. Trouble with Dreams - Eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations - Vagrant, CD, 2005
10. Like Dylan in the Movies - Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister - Matador, CD, 1996
11. Whistling Song - The Meat Puppets - Meat Puppets II - Rykodisc, CD Reissue, 1999
12. Burn for It - Sloan - Parallel Play - Yep Roc, CD, 2008*
13. Pot Kettle Black - Tilly & the Wall - Saddle Creek, CD, 2008*

14. Brittle Woman - Glass Candy - Brittle Woman single - Troubleman Unlimited, 7", 2003
15. Freshman Thoughts - Meneguar - Bury a Flower single - Troubleman Unlimited, 7", 2007
16. Going On - Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple - Downtown/Atlantic, CD, 2008*
17. While the City Sleeps - Jeremy Jay - A Place Where We Could Go - K, CD, 2008

18. Agn├Ęs B Musique - Sonic Youth - SYR7 - SYR, 12", 2008*