Friday, February 25, 2011

The ever-present danger of face loss

So, this week has already seen two (and I believe will soon see a third) amazing concerts.

On Wednesday night, I finally, after a decade of fandom, saw Godspeed You! Black Emperor live. Beautiful and intense. It was exactly what I wanted/expected.

The last night I had the intense good fortune of finally seeing Yo La Tengo live. And now I will never miss one of their shows. Ever. Again. I want to quit my job and follow them around the country.

And tonight, I will seeing the last in a wicked triptych of seminal indie rock bands when I watch Sebadoh perform their album "Bakesale" in its entirety. I was told their show last night was amazing.

And then I fly to Europe. Pretty rad week, Kyle. You're doin' OK.

Playlist for 2-24-11

Hey folks,

So this is the last episode of Things that Are Square...until March 10th. I'm going to be flying to Europe on Saturday morning to hang out with former KUCI DJ/current friend Erin. I've never flown that far and I've never been to Europe. I DO have some experience being drunk in far-away cities though, so I think I'll be OK.

Anyway, last night's playlist:

Things that Are Square 2-24-11

(*) = New release

Jacob Borshard - Batman Summer of 89 - Unreleased

Dent May - Oh Paris! - The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele
Jonathan Richman - Give Paris One More Chance - Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow
The National - England - High Violet
Acid House Kings - London School of Economics - Sing Along With Acid House Kings
John Cale - Paris 1919 - Paris 1919

(*) Yuck - Georgia - Yuck
The Replacements - Holy My Life - Tim
Daniel Johnston - Rocket Ship - Yip/Jump Music (For Felix in Orange County, CA)
(*) Destroyer - Poor in Love - Kaputt

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Moya - Slow Riot for a New Zero Kanada E.P.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bikin' like a boss

When I'm out riding my bike, occasionally songs come on that make me feel super cool. This is one of those songs.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Playlist for 2-17-11

Hey folks,

Here's another short and sweet playlist, due to basketball preemption. Let this be a reminder to you to treasure the ones you love, because your time with them could be cut short at any time due to basketball preemption.

The musics:

Things that Are Square 2-17-11

(*) = New release

(*) Akron/Family - Islands - S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT

(*) Banjo Or Freakout - 105 - Banjo or Freakout
Ballboy - They'll Hang Flags From Cranes Upon My Wedding Day - Club Anthems
Sebadoh - Skull - Bakesale
Yo La Tengo - Nothing to Hide - Popular Songs

(*) Yuck - The Wall - Yuck
Liars - Grown Men Don't Fall in the River Just Like That - They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top
The Rapture - Echoes - Echoes
Les Savy Fav - We'll Make a Lover of You - Inches

Subtle - Falling - Yell & Ice
Cadence Weapon - The Suburbs - Tron Legacy: The Mixtape
!!! - Bend Over Beethoven - Myth Takes

Friday, February 11, 2011

Playlist for 2-10-11

Happy Friday, internet,

Last night's show was pretty radtarded. My friend Emilie came, so it was fun, but hanging out with rad folks distracts you from tasks at hand. So technically flawed, but emotionally powerful. With good tunes! Tunes like these:

Things that Are Square

(*) = New release

Francis and the Lights - Darling, It's Alright - It'll Be Better

Discovery - So Insane - LP
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Old Panda Days (with Nick Kgrovich) - Advance Base Battery Life
(*) Destroyer - Savage Night at the Opera - Kaputt
(*) Akron/Family - Silly Bears - S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT

(*) Yuck - Get Away - Yuck
The Dead Milkmen - Punk Rock Girl - Death Rides a Pale Cow
Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard - Broken Broken Broken Heart - 'Em Are I
The Wedding Present - What Did Your Last Servant Die Of? - George Best
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Young Adult Friction - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Jonathan Richman - That Summer Feeling - I, Jonathan

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A soft spot for profanity

I heard DJ Olboy play a cut from these guys when he DJ'd at the Memphis Cafe in Santa Ana once, and I had to ask what it was. Super-crass 1960's blues-rock? I'm in. Turns out,it's a side project of Johnny Otis, father of Shuggie Otis. Good times.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Playlist for 2-3-11

Word up, peeps,

Hope you enjoyed the show last night. I enjoyed putting it in your earholes. (Sorry. That was gross.)

Things that Are Square 2-3-11

(*) = New release

People Like Us/Matmos/Wobbly - Clawing Your Eyes Out Down to Your Throat - Wide Open Spaces

Tex Williams - Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette! - Got a Light, Mac?
Frank Fairfield - Call Me a Dog When I'm Gone - Frank Fairfield
Red Allen - Are You Washed in the Blood? - Classic Southern Gospel
Woody Guthrie - Blowin' Down the Road (I Ain't Going to Be Treated This Way) - Dust Bowl Ballads

Reverend Horton Heat - Where In the Hell Did You Go with My Toothbrush? - Holy Roller
Silver Jews - Slow Education - Bright Flight
Defiance, Ohio - Condition 11:11 - The Great Depression
Walter Mitty And His Makeshift Orchestra - Oh Charlatan Me - Cliché Definitions of Success

Dead Kennedys - Let's Lynch the Landlord - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
30 Rock - He Needs a Kidney - Unreleased
(*) Destroyer - Song for America - Kaputt

(*) Mogwai - Rano Pano - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I think I've already posted this song, but this is a nice little "unplugged" version. That is all.