Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Self-empowered to shoot a dude in the face

So, Mountain Goats are rad. Charles Bronson is rad. Mountain Goats writing a song about Charles Bronson ends up being extra rad. And, weirdly, super positive and encouraging. Like, I can see this song ending up on a lot of "power of positive thinking" self-esteem boosting mixes. Good advice.

"And whatever they say on your page 3 mention, focus on the parts that make you feel good. Be grateful for the attention."

You gotta stay positive, d00ds. I know it's cliche but it works. XOX

Tuesday morning psych-kraut

The Psychic Paramount's latest album, "II," is a tasty little chunk of Lightning Bolt/Can/Don Caballero. I'm not sure I could listen to it all the time, but I'm betting these dudes are super rad live. In fact, I told the fine folks at Acrobatics Everyday to try and book 'em at UCI. Then we'll go. And totally rock out together.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Playlist for 5-26-11

Hey folks,

So, as I'm sure you're aware, the world didn't end last week. That's OK. That means I can still play songs for you on the radio (and can theoretically do another end-of-the-world show in October, when those nutjobs NOW say the end of the world is). Everybody wins. Except those nutjobs.

What I played:

Things that Are Square 5-26-11

(*) = New release

(*) Thurston Moore - Benediction - Demolished Thoughts

(*) Bill Callahan - Drover - Apocalypse
GLaDOS - Still Alive - The Orange Box
(*) Gang Gang Dance - MindKilla - Eye Contact
(*) The Antlers - Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out - Burst Apart

(*) Tune-Yards - Gangsta - w h o k i l l
Sunset Rubdown - Winged/Wicked Things - Random Spirit Lover
Yo La Tengo - Cast a Shadow - Walking Away from You/Cast a Shadow
Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron & Fred Squire - Voice in Headphones - Lost Wisdom

Dear Nora - Girl from the North Country - Three States
The Meat Puppets - New Gods - II
The Mummies - Stronger Than Dirt - Never Been Caught
Misfits - Hybrid Moments - Static Age

(*) Shannon and the Clams - The Cult Song - Sleep Talk
Jawbreaker - Indictment - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy
Drive Like Jehu - Here Come the Rome Plows - Yank Crime
(*) Ponytail - Tush - Do Whatever You Want All the Time

Butthole Surfers - Human Cannonball - Locust Abortion Technician
Butthole Surfers - Cherub - Psychic...Powerless...Another Man's Sac
Butthole Surfers - 22 Going on 23 - Locust Abortion Technician

****Intern Emily takes over****
Empire of the Sun - We are the People - Walking on a Dream
Scanners - Jesus Saves - Submarine
Mute Math - Spotlight - Spotlight EP
The Whitest Boy Alive - Burning - Dreams

The Sleepy Jackson - Good Dancers - Lovers

Friday, May 20, 2011

Really and truly: Thank you. :)

Ladies and gentlemen. Thank you to everyone who donated during KUCI's annual fund drive. Because of your support for public, non-commercial, freeform radio, we met our fundraising goal. Exceeded it, actually. You are totally amazing and we all look VERY forward to bringing you another year of awesome radio.

You are an unstoppable badass and we love you.

Playlist for 5-19-11 (Rapture edition)

Hey folks,

So, to quote an excellent band, "the preacher-man says it's the end of time." In light of the imminent apocalypse, I decided to do a radio show of end-of-the-world tunes for you. And let it be known that if the world actually does end on Saturday, I loved playing songs for you on the radio all these years. If it doesn't end, I still loved doing that, but we should also go get a beer and make out.

The final (?) playlist for Things that Are Square:

Eef Barzelay - Apocalyptic Friend - Daytrotter Session

Blood on the Wall - Going to Heaven - Awesomer
Andrew Bird - Tables and Chairs - Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Production of Eggs
The Mountain Goats - Satanic Messiah - Satanic Messiah
Antony and the Johnsons - Rapture - Antony and the Johnsons

Lowell Blanchard & The Valley Trio - Jesus Hits Like an Atom Bomb - Like an Atom Bomb
Charlie Parr - Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down - When the Devil Goes Blind
Bright Eyes - Four Winds - Cassadaga
St. Vincent - The Apocalypse Song - Marry Me

The Angels of Light - All Souls' Rising - Everything Is Good Here/Please Come Home
Tom Waits - Earth Died Screaming - Bone Machine
The Blood Brothers - Live at the Apocalypse Cabaret - Crimes
King Missile - Heaven - Happy Hour

Foetus - The Only Good Christian Is a Dead Christian - If You Can't Please Yourself, You Can't Please Your Soul (For George in Costa Mesa, CA)
Hymie's Basement - You Die - Hymie's Basement
The Joe Beats Experiment - Doomsday - Indie Rock Blues
Blackalicious - Sky Is Falling - Blazing Arrow

The Mae Shi - Divine Harvest - Hlllyh
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Death Is Not the End - Murder Ballads

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My aim is to hit this miss

Well, I swear I seen that girl before
Like she walked straight outa the book of Leviticus
But they can stone me with stones I don't care
Just as long as I can get to kiss
Those gypsy lips! Gypsy lips!
The Lord is my shepard I shall not want
The Lord is my shepard I shall not want
But he leadeth me like a lamb to the lips
Of the mouth of the valley of the shadow of death
I am his rod and his staff
I am his sceptre and shaft
And she is heaven and hell
At whose gates I ain't been delivered
I'm gunna give the gates a shove
Hard on for love hard on for love
Hard on for love hard on for love

God damn, Mr. Cave.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

International sad song party

Another one from Beck's "Record Club" project. This time covering the totality of Skip Spence's "Oar" album (helped out by the likes of Jeff Tweedy, Feist, and Nels Cline). Enjoy your face off.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Playlist for 5-12-11

Hey folks,

Hope you had a good time listening to the show tonight. And I hope you called 949-UCI-KUCI to donate some money to the station during our annual fund drive. And I hope you're totally eating an awesome quesadilla and watching "Community" like I am. I have a lot of hopes, kids. Like, I hope you like the following playlist:

Things that Are Square 5-12-11

(*) = New release

Swans - Picture of Maryanne - Various Failures

Sunset Rubdown - Winged/Wicked Things - Random Spirit Lover
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Up Jumped the Devil - Tender Prey
Optiganally Yours - Figaro - ...Presents Exclusively Talentmaker!
The Decemberists - Los Angeles, I'm Yours - Her Majesty The Decemberists

The Flaming Lips - Bohemian Rhapsody - At War with the Mystics
Kimya Dawson - The Competition - Remember That I <3 You
The Magnetic Fields - The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side - 69 Love Songs
Allo Darlin' - Kiss Your Lips - Allo Darlin'

(*) Shannon and the Clams - Tired of Being Bad - Sleep Talk
(*) Hunx and His Punx - Too Young to Be in Love - Too Young to Be in Love
King Khan & The Shrines - Shivers Down My Spine - The Supreme Genius Of...
(*) Man Man - Life Fantastic - Life Fantastic

Sonic Youth - Teen Age Riot - Daydream Nation
Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69 - Bad Moon Rising
Sonic Youth - I'm Not There - I'm Not There
Sonic Youth - Schizophrenia - Sister

Cold Cave - The Trees Grew Emotions and Died - Love Comes Close
(*) Tune-Yards - Bizness - w h o k i l l
(*) Ponytail - Easy Peasy - Do Whatever You Want All the Time

(*) The Antlers - Parentheses - Burst Apart

And remember, KUCI's fund drive is still going! Please call to donate! 949-824-5824. 949-UCI-KUCI. Or follow this banner! Do it for the children.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Leonard Cohen, drop some smooth lyrics

Another cut from Beck's Record Club project. This one is from their second covers session: Leonard Cohen's "Songs of Leonard Cohen." "Master Song" gets funkified.

And remember, KUCI's fund drive is still going! Please call to donate! 949-824-5824. 949-UCI-KUCI. Or follow this banner! Do it for the children.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy mother's day

For all the moms out there, here's a couple songs for your mother's day. :)

And remember, KUCI's fund drive is still going! Please call to donate! 949-824-5824. 949-UCI-KUCI. Or follow this banner! Your mom would want you to!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sunday Morning on a Saturday night

In case you're unaware, Beck got a couple of his musician-buddies together to do cover versions of full albums, calling the project Record Club. The first one they tackled was the Velvet Underground's classic "The Velvet Underground & Nico." Dig it.

And remember, KUCI's fund drive is still going! Please call to donate! 949-824-5824. 949-UCI-KUCI. Or follow this banner!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Playlist for 5-5-11

Hey folks,

First off, I want to thank the beautiful folks who called in during the first week of our annual two-week fund drive. If you missed the chance to donate during my show last night, you get one more shot next week. Or, I suppose you could call 949-UCI-KUCI any time and donate during ANOTHER show, but....why? Or you could use the INTERNET at donate right now at our web site. Help keep public radio on-the-air in Southern California.

Public radio that plays rad songs like these:

Things that Are Square 5-5-11

(*) = New release

Woodsman - Inside/Outside - Rare Forms

(*) Ponytail - Tush - Do Whatever You Want All the Time
Galaxie 500 - Don't Let Our Youth Go to Waste - Peel Sessions
A Silver Mt. Zion - The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes - Born Into Trouble As the Sparks Fly Upward

Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating in Space - Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating in Space
St. Vincent - Landmines - Marry Me
(*) Thao & Mirah - Little Cup - Thao & Mirah

(*) Wye Oak - Fish - Civilian
(*) The Mountain Goats - For Charles Bronson - All Eternals Deck
(*) Beach Fossils - What a Pleasure - What a Pleasure
(*) Tune-Yards - You Yes You - w h o k i l l

(*) Hunx and His Punx - Lovers Lane - Too Young to Be in Love
(*) Chain and the Gang - Bill for the Use of a Body - Music's Not for Everyone
The King Khan & BBQ Show - Shake Real Low - The King Khan & BBQ Show
Thee Oh Sees - Ghosts in the Trees - The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In

The Replacements - Bastards of Young - Tim
The Replacements - Customer - Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash
The Replacements - Here Comes a Regular - Tim
The Replacements - I Will Dare - Let It Be

(*) Okkervil River - We Need a Myth - I Am Very Far

And remember, one more week of KUCI's fund drive! Please call to donate! 949-824-5824. 949-UCI-KUCI. Or follow this banner!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cosmic journeys!

The Woodsman album "Rare Forms" is pretty good. There are some choice jams on there. Though, for my money, you're better off downloading their super amazing Daytrotter session. That's free, anyway, and all three songs are boss as hell. THAT IS VERY BOSS.

And remember, KUCI's fund drive is in full swing! Please call in tomday during my show to donate! 949-824-5824. 949-UCI-KUCI

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Great moments in bad sketch comedy

So, today I learned that the Replacements were banned from Saturday Night Live due to their "state of inebriation" and Paul Westerberg saying the word "fuck." I found a video, and sure enough, he says "fuck," but they don't strike me as terribly intoxicated.

What a mess by mmr421

Anyway, this made me want to look up other bands who performed on SNL. And I found this great performance by DEVO in '78.

Devo - Satisfaction (SNL, 14 October 1978) by zesuisla

Just wanted to share.

And I hope you guys are saving up some money. Remember, KUCI's fund drive is in full swing! Please call in tomorrow during my show to donate! 949-824-5824. 949-UCI-KUCI

Sunday, May 1, 2011

No seriously

This Odd Future shit is rad. Unless you're not a fan of morally reprehensible hip hop.