Friday, October 30, 2009

Playlist for 10-29-09

Hey folks,

I love Halloween. Any holiday that consists primarily of candy, fake blood, and horror movies is basically unbeatable in my book. As such, I did my show this week with a "spook-tacular" theme (puns are so rad!). Anyway. Hope you dig it. Leave a comment with what you're wearing as a costume. And, as an extra special one-time-only gift, here's an mp3 of the show (link will expire).

The playlist:

Things that Are Square 10-29-09

disney - Haunted Mansion/Grim Grinning Ghosts - Disney

Chain and the Gang - Cemetery Map - Down with Liberty...Up with Chains!
Beat Happening - Pinebox Derby - You Turn Me On
The Cramps - Human Fly - Gravest Hits
Old Time Relijun - Vampire Victim - Lost Light

The Gothic Archies - Dreary, Dreary - The Tragic Treasury
Final Fantasy - The CN Tower Belongs to the Dead - ...Has a Good Home
North American Hallowe'en Prevention Initiative - Do They Know It'sHallowe'en? - Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?
The Specials - Ghost Town - The Singles Collection

Best Friends Forever - Ghost Song - Romance Conflict Adventure
Nouvelle Vague - Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bande a Part
RJD2 - The Horror - Deadringer
Suicide - Ghost Rider - Suicide

Tom Waits - Murder in the Red Barn - Bone Machine
Tracy Jordan - Werewolf Bar Mitzvah - 30 Rock
Jan Terri - Get Down Goblin - Singles
Daniel Johnston - My Baby Cares for the Dead - More Songs of Pain

John Zacherley - Coolest Little Monster - Spook Along with Zacherley
Jeffrey Lewis - If You Shoot the Head You Kill the Ghoul - It's theOnes Who've Cracked that the Light Shines Through
Dwarves - We Must Have Blood - The Dwarves Are Young and Good Looking
Misfits - Skulls - Walk Among Us

The Residents - Fine Fat Flies - God in Three Persons
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Song of Joy - Murder Ballads
Liars - We Fenced Other Gardens with the Bones of Our Own - They Were Wrong So We Drowned
Thee Oh Sees - Ghost in the Trees - The Masters Bedroom Is WorthSpending a Night In (For George in Costa Mesa, CA)

The Angels of Light - All Souls' Rising - Everything Is GoodHere/Please Come Home
Fantômas - Spider Baby - The Director's Cut

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - A Hymn to the Morning Star - Of Natural History

Monday, October 26, 2009

Not that I know what they're talking about or anything...

It always makes me happy when nerdy music becomes something more-so. This little Ghost Mice jam merges uncool past-times with a lesson we should all learn. The power of positive thinking. Bad Brains would be proud.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Playlist for 10-22-09

Hey folks,

What are you kids up to today? Yeah? That sounds pretty rad. I'm gonna slack off at work, comb the internet for new bands I haven't heard yet, and then go do my ancestors proud by getting shitfaced at Oktoberfest with some other KUCI folks. In the immortal words of Tupac's vocoder: California....knows how to party.

I know last night's playlist looks way short, but I played a lot of 7-12 minute songs. Quality over quantity, my babies.

Things that Are Square 10-22-09

(*) = New release

A Silver Mt. Zion - God Bless Our Dead Marines - Horses in the Sky

(*) Do Make Say Think - Think - Other Truths
Atlas Sound - River Card - Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
(*) Kurt Vile - Overnite Religion - Childish Prodigy

(*) WHY? - Eskimo Snow - Eskimo Snow
Frightened Rabbit - Good Arms vs Bad Arms - The Midnight Organ Fight
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Lonesome New Mexican Nights - Advance Base Battery Life
(*) The Mountain Goats - 1 John 4:16 - The Life of the World to Come

(*) Built to Spill - Good Ol' Boredome - There Is No Enemy
(*) Yo La Tengo - Here to Fall - Popular Songs
The Alps - Hallucinations - III

(*) White Rainbow - Major Spillage - New Clouds
Soft Circle - Earthed - Full Bloom

(*) Fuck Buttons - Olympians - Tarot Sport
Matmos - Y.T.T.E. - The Civil War

(*) Lightning Bolt - Colossus - Earthly Delights

Friday, October 16, 2009

Playlist for 10-15-09

Happy Friday, folks!

This week totally blew. I took a mental health day on Monday, and even with a shorter week, it STILL bit dicks. Let us join together in celebrating this working week's death...and our shared love of the following bands:

The playlist:

Things that Are Square 10-15-09

(*) = New release

Jonathan Richman - Rooming House on Venice Beach - I, Jonathan

(*) The Drums - Let's Go Surfing - Summertime!
Yo La Tengo - Blitzkrieg Bop - Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo
The Light Footwork - Docomo - One State Two State
Beulah - Me and Jesus Don't Talk Anymore - Yoko

(*) Thao with The Get Down Stay Down - When We Swam - Know Better Learn Faster
Okkervil River - Do What You Gotta Do - Golden Opportunies Mix Tape
Daniel Johnston - Held the Hand - 1990
(*) The Mountain Goats - Genesis 3:23 - The Life of the World to Come

(*) Lake - Sing 99 & 90 - Let's Build a Roof
Jens Lekman - Your Arms Around Me - Night Falls Over Kortedala
Belle and Sebastian - To Be Myself Completely - The Life Pursuit

The Cramps - Human Fly - Gravest Hits
Beat Happening - Pinebox Derby - You Turn Me On
Nat Baldwin - Lake Erie - Most Valuable Player
Dirty Projectors - I Will Truck - The Getty Address

(*) Do Make Say Think - Do - Other Truths
Slint - Good Morning, Captain - Spiderland

(*) Fool's Gold - Ha Dvash - Fool's Gold
Gang Gang Dance - God's Money V - God's Money
Fog - We're Winning - 10th Avenue Freakout
Animal Collective - For Reverend Green - Strawberry Jam
Blood on the Wall - I'd Like to Take You Out Tonight - Awesomer

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey - Psychocandy

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Cramps vs "psychobilly"

So, I was discussing The Cramps with a friend of mine, and she said that it was "only a matter of time" until I liked psychobilly since the Cramps were the godfathers of the genre. Not needing to see any jagoffs with pompadours and spiderweb tattoos playing upright bass, I explained that the Cramps were way closer to Beat Happening, in my mind, than Tiger Army.




It's not even close, right?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Playlist for 10-8-09

Good morning, sons and lovers,

Don't tell anyone, but I think I'm calling in sick this Monday. That means three-day weekend (unless I get pangs of guilt and don't do it....or you narc on me). What will I do with all that extra time off? Dunno. Clean my filthy room? Watch netflix DVDs on the couch? Continue reading "Dune"? The world is my oyster, babies.

Anyway. Last night's show:

Things that Are Square 10-8-09

(*) = New release

(*) Tafo - Karye Pyar (Feat. Nahid Akhtar) - The Sound of Wonder!

(*) Fool's Gold - Surprise Hotel - Fool's Gold
(*) The Endless Bummer - Wednesday Night - Modern American Calypsosfor Voice and Computer
(*) The Drums - Let's Go Surfing - Summertime! (For Jessica in Seattle, WA)
(*) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - 103 - Higher Than the Stars

(*) The Mountain Goats - Psalms 40:2 - The Life of the World to Come
Silver Jews - Black and Brown Blues - The Natural Bridge
Smog - Let's Move to the Country - Knock Knock
The Decemberists - Sons & Daughters - The Crane Wife

(*) Noah and the Whale - My Broken Heart - The First Days of Spring
John Cale - Paris 1919 - Paris 1919
Fog - What's Up Freaks? - Ditherer
(*) The Black Heart Procession - When You Finish Me - Six

Dan Deacon - Get Older - Bromst
OCDJ - The Milk's Gone Bad - Hooray
Manitoba - Bijoux - Up in Flames
múm - Green Grass of Tunnel - Finally We Are No One

Voek - Found You - Unreleased (For David in Irvine, CA)
múm - We Have a Map of the Plane - Finally We Are No One (I know! I fucked up and played the wrong song!)
(*) WHY? - Eskimo Snow - Eskimo Snow

(*) Built to Spill - Life's a Dream - There Is No Enemy
Galaxie 500 - Ceremony - On Fire
Belle and Sebastian - A Century of Fakers - Push Barman to Open Old Wounds
Mirah - Land Ho! - The Old Days Feeling

Spacemen 3 - Revolution - Playing with Fire

Friday, October 2, 2009

Playlist for 10-1-09

Word up Chicken Nuggets and Nugettes,

Rode my bike to work today, listening to the This American Life podcast. You know, there are far worse ways to start the day. And I'm going to Halloween Haunt tonight. Another solid friday.

And now we're posting the playlist for my show last night. Good work, Friday.

Things that Are Square 10-1-09

(*) = New release

Sunny Day Real Estate - In Circles - Diary

(*) Yo La Tengo - Here to Fall - Popular Songs
Spiritualized - Lay Back in the Sun - Pure Phase
East River Pipe - Hell Is an Open Door - The Gasoline Age
Devendra Banhart - Will Is My Friend - Rejoicing in the Hands

(*) Desolation Wilderness - Restless Heart - New Universe
Smog - Held - Knock Knock
Akron/Family - River - Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free
(*) The Clientele - Harvest Time - Bonfires on the Heath

The Endless Bummer - Mend My Bleeding Heart - Donald Fagan Mix Tape
Destroyer - Trembling Peacock - This Night
Final Fantasy - The C.N. Tower Belongs to the Dead - ...Has a Good Home
(*) WHY? - January Twenty Something - Eskimo Snow

(*) Six Organs of Admittance - Bar-Nasha - Luminous Night
Do Make Say Think - A Tender History in Rust - You, You're a History in Rust
Shearwater - The Snow Leopard - Rook

King Missile - Jesus Was Way Cool (Millennium Edition) - ThePsychopathology of Everyday Life
Safety Scissors - Your Beautiful Feet - Parts Water
The Feelies - The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness - Crazy Rhythms
Another Sunny Day - You Should All Be Murdered - London Weekend

(*) The Antlers - Kettering - Hospice
Little Wings - Faith Children - Wonderue
Fog - Cockeyed Cookie Pusher - Hummer

The Phenomenal Handclap Band - You'll Disappear - The Phenomenal Handclap Band