The Vivian Girls/Real Estate/Math the Band/My Heart to Joy show went fine. A few things about the show:
1) Real Estate killed it, and I'm kind of surprised the kids liked them as much as they did
2) Math the Band is pretty fun
3) Hardcore bands are apparently kind of dense, self-important, and difficult to deal with
4) Vivian Girls still put on a good live show. They even switched instruments this time
5) Good times.
I had a trainee. He played some Melvins and Boris. Some other stuff I wasn't really into. Kid refuses to use headphones, will probably be way too loud or way too soft if he does his own show. He'll learn.
All of a sudden, the kids felt the need to squat in on my show. I don't mind too much, but it can get distracting. I don't want to name names, but maybe it'll show one or two of them how to do it (zing!).
Anyway, here's the show from December 2, 2009. It wasn't my best mix, but it wasn't bad.
** = Plucked from the WHUS new bin, for your listening pleasure.
#. title - artist - release - label - year (this is specific or vague as the information I have at hand)
1. Cousins - Vampire Weekend - Cousins single - XL **
2. Crystal Ball - The King Khan and BBQ Show - Invisible Girl - In the Red **
3. Penpals - Sloan - Twice Removed - Geffen - 1994
4. Flagpole Hill - Blacktop - I Got a Baaad Feelin' About This (Reissue) - In the Red - 2003?
5. All Consolation - White Denim - Fits - Downtown ** (song was kind of sucky, and the CD stopped working half way through)
6, Returning to the Fold - The Thermals - The Blood, the Body, the Machine - Sub Pop - 2006
7. When I Died - The Thermals - Now We Can See - Kill Rock Stars - 2009
8. Mind Eraser, No Chaser - Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures - Interscope **
9. Arms Against Atrophy - Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances - XL - 2009
10. The Birthday Wars - Oxford Collapse - Bits - Sub Pop - 2008
11. Even Heroes Have to Die - Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks - Matador **
12. 1, 2, 3, Partyy! - Mission of Burma - The Sound, the Speed, the Light - Matador **
13. Tambourine - Little Girls - Concepts - Paper Bag **
14. Blackberry Song - Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy - Matador **
15. Green Truck - Sunset - Gold Dissolves to Gray - Autobus **
16. For Falling Asleep - Etienne Jaumet - Night Music - Domino **