Thursday, January 29, 2015


I know the venn diagram intersection of "people who listen to my radio show" and "people who are excited to see Anderson Silva return to the UFC on Saturday" is probably small, but I can be real with you because we're close. I can be myself completely. That's how much we love each other. Almost as much as I love Anderson Silva fights. And that's a lot.

But I love you just as much as I love playing music on my radio show. And that's a lot, too.

Things that Are Square 1-22-15

(*) = New release

Paul Baribeau & Ginger Alford - Born to Run - Darkness on the Edge of Your Town

(*) Belle and Sebastian - Allie - Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance
Hefner - May God Protect Your Home - The Fidelity Wars
Pavement - Major Leagues - Terror Twilight
Jonathan Richman - That Summer Feeling - I, Jonathan

Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position - The Magic Position
Kero Kero Bonito - Sick Beat - Intro Bonito
The Books - Tokyo - The Lemon of Pink
Matmos - Enigma Machine for Alan Turing - For Alan Turing

(*) Viet Cong - Continental Shelf - Viet Cong
Parts & Labor - The Gold We're Digging - Mapmaker


I guess you could say that my love life was not up to par


Hank Williams Jr. - "O.D.'d in Denver" (Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound)

Monday, January 26, 2015

In the sewer of capitalism, only the scum will rise


Thou - "Don't Vote" (Degredation of Human Life)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Genre Research Project 88/1362: Third Wave Ska


The Third Wave of Ska Revival emerged in the late '80s, when certain members of the American punk underground began returning to the sounds of British ska revival and infusing it with a hardcore punk attack. During the early '80s, this third wave continued to grow -- more bands continued to pop up across the country, but many of the most popular were based in California. As time wore on, the hardcore influences eventually mutated into heavy metal, much like hardcore punk itself. Eventually, the third wave of ska revivalists broke into the American mainstream, thanks to the success of fellow Californian punk revivalists Green Day and the Offspring. The first third wave band to break big was Rancid, but they were quickly followed by groups like No Doubt, Goldfinger, Sublime, and Dancehall Crashers; the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, who were one of the leading figures of the scene in the early '90s, just missed the commercial bandwagon. Most of the bands that followed Rancid into the charts emphasized metal over ska, but some -- like No Doubt -- drew from new wave pop roots as well, while Rancid themselves managed to stay true to both ska revival and punk. During 1996, the third wave of ska revival became one of the most popular forms of alternative music in the United States.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Playlist for 1-15-15



Hey folks,

I had such a good weekend! I ran in the inaugural Disneyland Star Wars "Rebel Challenge." That consisted of a 10k on Saturday and a half marathon on Sunday. I paid money to run 20 miles. But they gave me a medal I could beat a man to death with. And it turns out that when you wear a Star Trek uniform to Star Wars events, people in the crowd will single you out to cheer for. Felt good, man.

Anyway. Here's stuff I played last week. Thanks for the cool requests. See you guys Thursday.

Things that Are Square 1-15-15

(*) = New release

Kraftwerk - Die Roboter - Die Mensch-Maschine

Einstüzende Neubauten - Yü-Gung (Fü Mein Ego) - 1/2 Mensch
David Rees - Why You Gotta Be So Flim - AphexSwift
(*) Death Grips - Runway J - Fashion Week

(*) Gaussian Curve - Broken Clouds - Clouds
Judy Gloom - Touch My Body - Covers
Momus - Murderers, The Hope Of Women - The Poison Boyfriend
eels - Dead of Winter - Electro-Shock Blues

Pedro The Lion - Arizona - Achilles Heel
The Get Up Kids - Ten Minutes - Something to Write Home About
All Dogs - Farm - Slouch/All Dogs
Martha - Cosmic Misery - Courting Strong

Smog - Ex-Con - Red Apple Falls
Sean Hays - Alabama Chicken - Alabama Chicken (For Alex in Irvine, CA)
The Carter Family - Can the Circle Be Unbroken - Can the Circle Be Unbroken?
Ghost Mice - Prettyboy Floyd - Ghost Mice/Defiance, Ohio
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Today I Was An Evil One - I See a Darkness

Phosphorescent - Reasons to Quit - To Willie


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

What if I take my problem to the United Nations?


PJ Harvey - "The Words That Maketh Murder" (Let England Shake)

That "Summertime Blues" drop is incredible.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Flask of wine on my feather bedding


XTC - "Love on a Farmboy's Wages" (Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles 1977-1992)

XTC is a good band.