Monday, November 26, 2012

Playlist for 11-22-12

Hey folks,

Sorry for sleeping on posting this playlist. It was Thanksgiving weekend and you'll understand if I was in kind of a sleepy mode. I had a four-day weekend for Christ's sake. That was....that was beautiful. Looking forward to doing it again. But, at least for me, Thanksgiving isn't quite over. Tonight I'm going to a bad movie night featuring Poultrygeist and Thankskilling and I made some candied pecans and helped my friend make some vanilla pumpkin bars, and I think Admiral Bun is making more vegan stuffing. By the way: both of those are available on Netflix instant watch, and you can obviously watch Poultrygeist on YouTube since I linked to it (and its shockingly uncensored). Share my experiences!

Anyway. The (sorry so late) playlist:

 Things that Are Square 11-22-12

(*) = New release

(*) Sex Life - Soul Damage - PDX Pop Now! 2012

(*) Blackbird Blackbird - All - Boracay Planet EP
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zampano - Silence Is Sexy
Nouvelle Vague - Love Will Tear Us Apart - Nouvelle Vague
(*) Dan Deacon - True Thrush - America

Headaches - Oh Honey - Oh Honey/Genie (For Tiffany in Huntington Beach CA)
Aphex Twin - 4 - The Richard D. James Album
Lullatone - Pajama Party Pop - Plays Pajama Party Pop Pour Vous
The Books - Thirty Incoming - The Way Out

Four Tet - Hilarious Movie of the 90's (Manitoba Remix) - Paws
Todd Barry - Thanksgiving Dinner - Medium Energy
Frank Fairfield - Turkey in the Straw/Arkansas Traveler - Out On the Open West
Bill Callahan - America! - Apocalypse
The Mountain Goats - Coco-Yam Song - Protein Source of the Future...Now!

Antony and the Johnsons - Thank You for Your Love - Swanlights
Vic Chesnutt - You Are Never Alone - North Star Deserter
Six Organs of Admittance - Home - School of the Flower
(*) Tame Impala - Elephant - Lonerism

Sebadoh - Cranberry Bog - III
Shotgun Jimmie - Late Last Year - Transistor Sister (For Tyler in Newport Beach, CA)
Wire - I Am the Fly - Chairs Missing
The Pastels -Thank You for Being You - Truckload of Trouble

Xiu Xiu - Always - Xiu Xiu/Dirty Beaches Split 7"
The Microphones - The Glow, Pt 2 - The Glow, Pt 2
Herman Düne - This Will Never Happen Baby - Not On Top
Half Japanese - Secret - Greatest Hits

Guided by Voices - I Am a Scientist - Bee Thousand

Friday, November 16, 2012

Playlist for 11-15-12

Hey folks!

Y'all ready for the weekend? You can tell by my informal use of "y'all" that I am ready to put the stuffy work-a-day world behind me and cut loose. Wooooo. Seriously, though, I'm going to a cult-themed birthday party, and I'm making a bunch of Jim Jones Kool-Aid for everyone. Should something go wrong and I end up on the news, you can brag to your friends that you know me.

(Also, our Fund Drive is nearly complete, but you still have a chance to keep amazing, non-commercial radio on the air and streaming online. Click here to find out how to donate. Any amount is happily welcomed).

You'd be helping keep songs like these on the air:

Things that Are Square on KUCI 11-15-12

(*) = New release

(*) The Mountain Goats - Harlem Roulette - Transcendental Youth

Allo Darlin' - The Letter - Europe
The Lucksmiths - Camera-Shy - Naturaliste
Belle and Sebastian - Expectations - Tigermilk
The Just Joans - Gin and Platonic - The Smittens/Just Joans Split

(*) Grmln - Relax Yourself (Dolphin Cry) - Explore
Sebadoh - Skull - Bakesale
Jonathan Richman - Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love - Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Ballad of Jim Jones - Tepid Peppermint Wonderland

Yo La Tengo - More Stars Than There Are in Heaven - Popular Songs
White Rainbow - Gilded Golden Ladies - ZOME

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

And I was already headed for the dancefloor

Oh, Allo Darlin'. You have blown past so many other twee-pop bands to earn a top spot in my heart. Like...Belle and Sebastian/Lucksmiths top-tier pop-love. I am a fellow who suffers from a bit of brain-chemistry-created anxiety, but putting on an Allo Darlin' LP...the tension just melts from my shoulders and I begin to feel at peace. And why not? The big-hearted romantic lyrics, upbeat pop tunes mixed with soothing acoustic ukulele numbers, Elizabeth Morris's predilection for writing songs about scientists and dancing and Henry Rollins. But maybe I just love Elizabeth Morris. Like. Love her. I mean. Look at her. No seriously. LOOK AT HER. Short hair/ukulele-playing/romantic/fun/pretty/British/sweatered....she is the perfect pop princess. And her band is great. So great. So incredibly great. In a world that can be so rough, every time I listen to Allo Darlin' I'm rejuvinated. Thank you, Darlins, for your music. Next time you're in Southern California, you are welcome to come take over my radio show and do whatever you like. I owe you.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Playlist for 11-8-12

Happy Friday-before-a-3-day-weekend, folks!

I hope you had a chance to catch the show last night. Played some good songs, had some witty banter, trained a new intern, kicked off fund drive, and I think we all learned a little bit about each other.....and ourselves.

Seriously, though. It's fund drive. Please help support volunteer-run, passionate, commercial-free public radio by donating any amount. Literally. ANY amount. You wanna send us $5? We will happily take $5. We will love you for it. Go here to find out how you can help.

Help keep radio shows like this one on the air:

Things that Are Square 11-8-12

(*) = New release

Juana Molina - Salvese Quien Pueda - Tres Cosas

Silver Jews - Slow Education - Bright Flight
Bill Callahan - Drover - Apocalypse
Chelsea Wolfe - Appalachia - Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs

The Singing Nun - Dominique - Billboard Top Pop Hits: 1963 (For Lorena, from Alana in Irvine, CA)
Françoise Hardy - Comment te Dire Adieu? - Comment te Dire Adieu?
Flight of Conchords - Foux du Fafa - Flight of the Conchords
The Free Design - Kites Are Fun - Kites Are Fun

Allo Darlin' - Wonderland - Europe
The Clean - Thumbs Off - Anthology
LAKE - Christmas Island - Let's Build a Roof
(*) Black Moth Super Rainbow - I Think I'm Evil - Cobra Juicy

(*) Ty Segall - Would You Be My Love - Twins (For Angela in Irvine, CA)
Teenage Panzerkorps - Human Winter - Games for Slaves
Pop 1280 - Crime Time - The Horror

(*) Why? - Kevin's Cancer - Mumps, Etc.
(*) Teen - Come Back - In Limbo
OOIOO - UMO - Taiga

******Intern Norbert takes over*******
Typhoon - Mouth of the Cave - Hunger and Thirst
The Decemberists - 16 Military Wives - Picaresque
Sigur Ros-Heysatan-Takk
Typhoon-Ghost Train-Hunger and Thirst

Dan Mangan-Sold
Sea Wolf-Middle Distance Runner-Leaves in the River

Sigur Ros-Untitled #4 (The nothing song)