Friday, August 31, 2012

Playlist for 8-30-12

You guys,

I'm heading into this three-day-weekend in style: by sitting at my desk playing bejeweled and watching "Star Wars: A New Hope" with the Red Letter Media commentary track. Work is for chumps. You're not a chump, are you? You're not? Then you must have listened to my show last night (listening to my show grants immediate non-chump status)

I played these songs. Remember when I did that?

Things that Are Square 8-29-12

(*) = New release

Jónsi - Go Do - Go

(*) Dan Deacon - True Thrush - America
Holy Fuck - Lovely Allen - LP
The Notwist - This Room - Neon Golden
Einstürzende Neubauten Alles - Silence Is Sexy

(*) Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Only in Dreams - Mature Themes
Pere Ubu - Street Waves - The Modern Dance
Liars - The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack - Drum's Not Dead
The Books - Vogt Dig for Kloppervok - Lost and Safe

(*) Swans - Song for a Warrior - The Seer
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - There Is a Kingdom - The Boatman's Call
Pavement - Major Leagues - Terror Twilight
Cat Power - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Covers Record (For Tyler in Irvine, CA)

(*) Dinosaur Jr. - Pierce the Morning Rain - I Bet on Sky
Dananananaykroyd - Infinity Milk - Hey Everyone
Los Campesinos! - This Is How You Spell "Hahaha, We Destroyed the Hopes and Dreams of a Generation of Faux-Romantics" - Hold on Now, Youngster
Dash Jacket - Hannah - Hannah
Heavenly - Cool Guitar Boy - Heavenly vs. Satan

The Clean - Big Soft Punch - Anthology
Acid House Kings - Tonight Is Forever - Sing Along With...
Nouvelle Vague - Just Can't Get Enough - Nouvelle Vague
Os Mutantes - Trem Fantasma - Mutantes

Television - Marquee Moon - Marquee Moon
Ballboy - Olympic Cyclist (Acoustic Version) - Club Anthems

The Fall - Feeling Numb - 50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Morning mix

Hey, internet. Do you ever have difficulty achieving maximum get-up-and-go in the morning? Do you ever feel that perhaps a bit of motivation is all you would need to really get out there and give life the swift kick in the balls you know it deserves? Perhaps you just want something to help inspire you to new heights of compassion and achievement, being the best, most worthwhile person you can be? Then you are in luck. I have compiled, for you, a mix of songs that I hope inspires some level of vim, vigor, verve, and vitality for those early AM hours, either through the songs lyrical content or its tone. Download it here.
The tracklist:
1. Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now
2. Jens Lekman - You Are the Light (By Which I Travel Into This and That)
3. The Mountain Goats - Golden Boy
4. The Polyphonic Spree - Section 12 (Hold Me Now)
5. Jónsi - Go Do
6. Bogoss - Sexy Boys and Girls Know It (LMFAO vs. Blur)
7. Björk - Army of Me
8. Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing!
9. Bishop Allen - Don Christopher
10. Paul Baribeau - Ten Things
11. Ghost Mice - Critical Hit
12. Black Flag - Rise Above
13. The Dismemberment Plan - You Are Invited
14. Heavenly - C Is the Heavenly Option
15. I’m From Barcelona - The Painter
16. Lavender Diamond - Open Your Heart
17. The Smiths - Ask
18. The Finches - How to Keep Your Heart Hate Free
19. Xiu Xiu - This Too Shall Pass Away (For Freddie)
20. Mirah - Monument
21. The Flaming Lips - Waitin’ for a Superman
22. Akron/Family - Love, Love, Love (Reprise)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Playlist for 8-23-12

Hey folks,

Just wanted to give you an update on last night's playlist before I took off tonight to go see Steve Martin out in Temecula with my dad. And I wanted to remind you that tomorrow in Mason Park in Irvine, noon to ?? is the third annual No Junk. Bring some stuff to sell/give away (and money to buy other people's treasures). See you guys there. 

Things that Are Square 8-23-12

(*) = New release

Einstürzende Neubauten - Sabrina - Silence Is Sexy

Faust - Jennifer - IV
The Cramps - Fever - Songs the Lord Taught Us
Xiu Xiu - This Too Shall Pass Away (For Freddy) - Dear God, I Hate Myself
(*) Mission of Burma - Dust Devil - Unsound

(*) The Intelligence - (They Found Me in the Back Of) The Galaxy - Everybody's Got it Easy But Me
Green River - Queen Bitch - Rehab Doll (For Lawrence in Irvine, CA)
Akron/Family - Silly Bears - S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Death of Shinju TNT
Aphex Twin - Delphium - Selected Ambient Works 85-92

(*) Aesop Rock - Racing Stripes - Skelethon
Deltron 3030 - Positive Contact - Deltron 3030
Busdriver - Idle Chatter - Temporary Forever
Madvillain - Great Day - Madvillainy

(*) Cadence Weapon - Conditioning - Hope in Dirt City
Black Eyes - Letter to Raoul Peck - Black Eyes
Drive Like Jehu - Here Come the Rome Plows - Yank Crime
Boris - Woman on the Screen - Pink

Lightning Bolt - 2 Towers - Wonderful Rainbow
Oneida - Double Lock Your Mind - Anthem of the Moon

Thee Oh Sees -The Dream - Carrion Crawler/The Dream EP
Trash Talk - The Hand that Feeds - Shame
Minor Threat - Screaming at a Wall - Complete Discography
Subhumans - Mickey Mouse Is Dead - The Day the Country Died

The Lucksmiths - I Started a Joke - Spring a Leak

Friday, August 17, 2012

Playlist for 8-16-12


I am slacking off so hard at work today. I was literally reading a book at my desk for a while, there, and now I'm doing this while listening to the Mysterious Universe podcast (because I need to know if there are any recent Bigfoot updates). And speaking of updates, here's what I played last night:

Things that Are Square 8-16-12

(*) = New release

(*) Spider Bags - Simona la Ramona - Shake My Head

Wolf Parade - You Are a Runner and I Am My Father's Son - Apologies to the Queen Mary
Lullabye Arkestra - All I Can Give Ya - Ampgrave
Man Man - Black Mission Goggles - Six Demon Bag
Deerhoof - Dummy Discards a Heart - Apple O'

(*) Royal Headache - Girls - Royal Headache
mclusky - The World Loves Us and Is Our Bitch - mclusky Do Dallas
The Dismemberment Plan - Academy Award - The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified
Fugazi - Ex-Spectator - The Argument

(*) Japandroids - For the Love of Ivy - Celebration Rock
Skull Tape - Anon Anon - The Invisible Hand and the Descent of Man
The Blood Brothers - Peacock Skeleton with Crooked Fingers - Crimes
(*) Antony and the Johnsons - Rapture - Cut The World
Perfume Genius - AWOL Marine - Put Your Back N 2 It

David Rakoff - Invisible Made Visible - This American Life
Jeffrey Lewis - Alphabet - It's the Ones Who've Cracked that the Light Shines Through

(*) Aesop Rock - ZZZ Top - Skelethon
Aceyalone - Mooore - Magnificent City
Neutral Bling Hotel - Communist Mic - In My G4 Over Da Sea
Organized Konfusion - 3-2-1 - Stress: The Extinction Agenda
Brother Ali - Forest Whitiker - Shadows on the Sun

Joanna Newsom - Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie - ...and the Ys Street Band
Kraftwerk - Pocket Calculator - Computer World
Fujiya & Miyagi - Collarbone - Transparent Things

(*) Shawn Lee - Head Up - Synthesizers in Space

Friday, August 10, 2012

Playlist for 8-9-12

I know I'm usually charming and witty in this opening blurb, but it's been a long week. Tonight we drink.

Things that Are Square 8-9-12

(*) = New release

Can - Father Cannot Yell - Monster Movie

(*) Peaking Lights - Beautiful Son - Lucifer
Suicide - Keep Your Dreams - Suicide
Four Tet - Sun Drums and Soil - Everything Ecstatic

(*) Squarepusher - The Metallurgist - Ufabulum
Boards of Canada - Telephasic Workshop - Music Has the Right to Children
Secret Mommy - Daycare - Very Rec
Themselves - Poison Pit (Why? Remix) - The No Music of .aiffs

(*) Aesop Rock - Saturn Missiles - Skelethon
(*) Killer Mike - Reagan - R.A.P. Music
Professor Murder - Free Stress Test - Professor Murder Rides the Subway
Abe Vigoda - Hyacinth Girls - Skeleton

(*) DIIV - Past Lives - Oshin
Woods - Rain On - Songs of Shame
Meat Puppets - What To Do - II
Mark Kozelek - Rock 'n' Roll Singer - What's Next to the Moon

Kimya Dawson - The Competition - Remember That I <3 span="span" you="you">
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Timorous Me - The Tyrrany of Distance
Frank Black - Space Is Gonna Do Me Good - Teenager of the Year
Mercury Rev - Car Wash Hair - Yrself Is Steam

Wire - Outdoor Miner - Chairs Missing
John Vanderslice - Dear Sarah Shu - Pixel Revolt
Mirah - The Sun - The Old Days Feeling
Belle and Sebastian - I Could Be Dreaming - Tigermilk

Tracey Thorn & Jens Lekman - Yeah! Oh, Yeah! - Score!: 20 Years of Merge Records - The Covers

Friday, August 3, 2012

Playlist for 8-2-12

You guys!

I'm finally going to the OC Fair this weekend. I'm going to run in the Fair 5k in the morning, and that affords me entry into the fair. So, gonna go burn a bunch of calories running, and then return those calories to my body in the form of elote and fried oreos. It's a grand time to be alive.

Also I did a radio show and played these songs:

Things that Are Square 8-12-12

(*) = New release

(*) Dirty Projectors - Unto Caesar - Swing Lo Magellan

(*) Purity Ring - Fineshrine - Shrines
High Places - From Stardust to Sentience - High Places
Animal Collective - Did You See the Words - Feels

The Olivia Tremor Control - NYC-25 - Dusk at Cubist Castle
Jonathan Richman - That Summer Feeling - I, Jonathan 
Why? - Gemini (Birthday Song) - Elephant Eyelash
Fog - What's Up Freaks? - Ditherer

Twin Steps - Pinkie Promise - Serial Parade
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...
Shannon and The Clams - You Will Always Bring Me Flowers - Sleep Talk

(*) JEFF the Brotherhood - Hypnotic Mind - Hypnotic Nights
Thee Oh Sees - Chem-Farmer - Carrion Crawler/The Dream EP
The Sonics - Do You Love Me - Here Are the Sonics!!!
(*) Ty Segall Band - I Bought My Eyes - Slaughterhouse

Tune-Yards - Bizness - w h o k i l l
James Chance & The Contortions - I Can't Stand Myself - Twist Your Soul
Half Japanese - Firecracker - Greatest Hits
Abe Vigoda - All Night And - Kid City

Swans - I Am the Sun - Swans Are Dead
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Up Jumped the Devil - Tender Prey
Mi Ami - Echonoecho - Watersports

The Wedding Present - Getting Better - George Best Plus