Monday, December 28, 2009

Playlist for 12-24-09 (Christmas Edition)

Hey folks,

If you were eagerly awaiting the posting of this playlist (because I pretend that someone WAS eagerly awaiting), I apologize for the delay. With Christmas, and my newfound illness, I have been too lazy/sick to do it. But I'll make it up to you next time we hang out. I hope you like uncomfortably long hugs.

The playlist:

Things that Are Square 12-24-09

Belle and Sebastian - O Little Town of Bethlehem - Peel Session

The Pogues - Fairy Tale of New York - If I Should Fall from Grace with God
The Halo Benders - Snowfall - God Don't Make No Junk
Nellie McKay - The Christmas Waltz - Unreleased
Jens Lekman - The Cold Swedish Winter - When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog

Pedro the Lion - The First Noel - The First Noel//Long Way Around the Sea
Arab Strap - Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) - Unreleased
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Cold White Christmas - Etiquette
The Lucksmiths - The Winter Proper - Spring a Leak

Okkervil River - Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas - Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See
Mogwai - Christmas Song - EP + 6
Low - Little Drummer Boy - Christmas
Bright Eyes - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Christmas

The's - Rock and Roll Santa - Rock and Roll Santa
The Sonics - Santa Claus - Here Are the Sonics
Eels - Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas - Cancer for the Cure
Yo La Tengo - Itr's Christmas Time - Merry Christmas for Yo La Tengo

The Polyphonic Spree - Happy Christmas (War Is Over) - Maybe This Christmas Tree
The Magnetic Fields - Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree - Realism
Saturday Looks Good to Me - Blue Christmas - This Time Next Year/Blue Christmas
Galaxie 500 - Snowstorm - On Fire

Eef Barzelay - Joy to the World - Bitter Honey
Sufjan Stevens - O Holy Night - Songs for Christmas: Vol. III
Herman Düne - When the Water Gets Cold & Freezes on the Lake - Giant
The Kids of Widney High - Christmas Is the Time - Let's Get Busy

Tom Waits - Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis - Blue Valentine

Friday, December 18, 2009

Playlist for 12-17-09

Merry Christmas, you beautiful folks, you,

Today is my last day off work until next year. How will I spend today? Watching episodes of "Three Sheets" and "X-Files" in my office, maybe under my desk, eating veggie lasagna, and listening to music. Happy holidays, indeed.

And this here's the last non-themed edition of my show for 2009. Next week is all Christmas/winter music, and the week after that is either all-covers or a dance party, depending how I want to start off New Year's Eve.

Anyway, the ultra-chillax playlist:

Things that Are Square 12-17-09

(*) = New release

(*) Do Make Say Think - Do - Other Truths

(*) Real Estate - Suburban Beverage - Real Estate
(*) Kurt Vile - Overnite Religion - Childish Prodigy
(*) Atlas Sound - Shelia - Logos
(*) MICHAEL AND THE MUMBLES - I Tried - Michael and the Mumbles
(*) The Drums - Down By the Water - Summertime!

(*) Animal Collective - Graze - Fall Be Kind
Antony and the Johnsons - Her Eyes Are Underneath the Ground - The Crying Light
The Antlers - Kettering - Hospice
Fog - The Us Beneath - Loss Leader

Low - Blue-Eyed Devil - A Lifetime of Temporary Relief
Mogwai - R U Still In 2 It - Young Team
A Silver Mt. Zion - The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes - Born Into Trouble As the Sparks Fly Upward

(*) White Rainbow - Tuesday Rollers and Strollers - New Clouds

Isis + Aereogramme - Low Tide - In the Fishtank 14
Spiritualized - Electric Mainline - Pure Phase

Friday, December 11, 2009


Hey folks!

So, it's almost Christmas break. I got one more week of work (which should be pretty easy), and then it's just watching DVDs and drinking peppermint schnapps for two weeks. Would you like to party with me?

P.S. I'm doing a show Christmas eve. Make your holiday-song requests now!


Things that Are Square 12-10-09

(*) = New release

Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing! - Hold on Now, Youngster...

Johnny Foreigner - The End and Everything After - Waited Up til It Was Light
The Feelies - Fa Cé-La - Crazy Rhythms
Orange Juice - Blue Boy - The Glasgow School
(*) The Drums - Saddest Summer - Summertime!

(*) Yo La Tengo - Nothing to Hide - Popular Songs
Dinosaur Jr. - Over It - Farm
Les Savy Fav - Reprobate's Resume - Go Forth
Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines - The Stand Ins

!!! - Take Ecstasy with Me - Take Ecstasy with Me/Get Up
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - Baby - The Phenomenal Handclap Band
Fujiya & Miyagi - Collarbone - Transparent Things

Can - Sing Swan Song - Ege Bamyasi
(*) Real Estate - Suburban Beverage - Real Estate
(*) The Big Pink - Crystal Visions - A Brief History of Love

(*) White Rainbow - Major Spillage - New Clouds
(*) Golden Ghost - If You Are in Love then Why Are You Asleep? - TheUnimaginative Body

Jonathan Richman - A Higher Power - I, Jonathan
Herman Düne - Little Wounds - Not on Top
The Late B.P. Helium - They Broke the Speed of Light - Amok
Dear Nora - Second Hand - Three States: Rarities 1997-2007

(*) Atlas Sound - Walkabout (w. Noah Lennox) - Logos
M83 - 0078h - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts

Monday, December 7, 2009

The best song about high school beards you'll hear today

And that first fellow rapping, Zev Love X, would later go on to be MF Doom. The more you know!


All of God's children, they've all got to die

I am embarrassed that it took me so long to get into Nick Cave. But it's not like YOU told me about him, is it? So, this is kind of your fault, right?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

You cannot defeat his moves


Friday, December 4, 2009

Man, you can't call yourself "Real Estate." That is not a thing that is easy to Google.

Playlist for 12-3-09

Hey y'all,

Just another show, preempted for university basketball. But it hones my show into a radio MISSILE. I get in and out with tactical precision. Like a black ops military operation. Except with 100% more Belle and Sebastian.

The playlist:

Things that Are Square 12-3-09

(*) = New release

BARR - Half of Two Times Two (Newer Version) - Summary

(*) Real Estate - Beach Comber - Real Estate
The Lucksmiths - How We Met - First Frost
Low - Dinosaur Act - Things We Lost in the Fire
(*) Family of the Year - Feel Good Track of Rosemead - Songbook

(*) The King Khan & BBQ Show - I'll Be Loving You - Invisible Girl
Dananananaykroyd - Infinity Milk - Hey Everyone!
Tiger Trap - Puzzle Pieces - Tiger Trap
Jawbox - Savory - For Your Own Special Sweetheart

Lovage - Strangers on a Train - Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By
Odd Nosdam - Untitled Three - Burner
Spacemen 3 - Feel So Good - Perfect Prescription