Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Year's Eve

No show tonight due to it being New Year's Eve and me being in Indiana. However, for those craving a different kind of sound for your midnight+ festivities, here are some links to the kinds of mixes I'd be playing if I were on the air. Some of this stuff may be NSFW. That's all the warning you're going to get.

Auld Lang Syne: Various artists doing various versions of the NYE classic. I'd open my show with one of these if I were doing a show tonight.

SubSource: German electronic netlabel that features many mixes. Sundry hour-long sets with a variety of sounds and styles. Very nice.

Op3n: Another netlabel, only this one is exclusively mix sets. Again, hour-ish mixes in various styles. Generally a little more ethereal, atmospheric and esoteric than the SubSource mixes.

RadioClash: A podcast initially dedicated to bootlegs and mash-ups, it's broadened its scope to be more about music in general. Different episodes are about different themes, but they're all uniformally excellent and kicking.

It's Alive: Pittsburgh-based chiller theater. They have a streaming archive on their website of their latest episode. Currently featured is their NYE special: the film Gigantis: the Fire Monster. Guys in rubber monster suits slapping the bejeezus out of each other. Quality. Pure quality.

The Internet Archive: This can't go unmentioned. The Internet Archive. The online source for public doman and creative commons lisenced material. A boundless amount of media all free for download. A few keyword searches will invariably direct you to something you like.

Happy New Year everybody. See you next week.

Monday, December 25, 2006

81. 2006-12-25 "d. Christmas Eve Special"

12:01Lee RosevereChristmas Eve at Midnight (Small Town Square)
The Royal GuardsmenThe Story of Snoopy vs. the Red Baron
The Royal GuardsmenThe Story of the Return of the Red Baron
The Royal GuardsmenThe Story of Snoopy's Christmas
12:17Boris KarloffHow the Grinch Stole Christmas
12:40Dylan ThomasA Child's Christmas in Wales
1:00Lux Radio TheaterMiracle on 34th Street (12/20/48)
1:53Stan FrebergGreen Chri$tma$
2:01Campbell's PlayhouseA Christmas Carol (12/24/39)
2:56MonkSevenSanta on Mars
3:02Jack BennyA Jack Benny Christmas Special (12/24/44)
3:29Command Performance (12/24/45)
3:58Jamie BarnesSnow Angel

Much of tonight's audio came from the Internet Archive. The links in the playlist go to the pages for the respective tracks. Here are the albums and collections I pulled material from as well as some that I didn't get a chance to play on the show:

A Happy Puppy Christmas
Interplanetary Materials
MonkSeven-Santa on Mars
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Miaoussers - Xmasterpiece
The 8 Bits of Christmas
Winter Wishes
A Christmas Carol - Many Old Time Radio Versions
KIBM Presents Christmas Old Time Radio
Jack Benny Holiday Specials

Monday, December 18, 2006

80. 2006-12-18 "Dr Worm's Request-O-Rama"

12:01They Might Be GiantsDoctor Worm
Troubled HubbleJackpot Stampede Deluxe
Christine FellowsVertebrae
Tom WaitsLittle Drop of Poison
PoeTrigger Happy Jack (Drive By a Go-Go)
12:21Neon Swing X-PerienceLate to the Party
George BensonOn Broadway (Live)
Wynton Marsalis SeptetLinus & Lucy
12:41Junior BrownLovely Hula Hands
Tom WaitsDowntown Train
Merle HaggardI Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink
12:55The Velvet UndergroundRock & Roll
1:01Desmond Dekker & the AcesIsraelites
Chuck BerryMemphis
Warren ZevonLawyers, Guns and Money
ColdplayGreen Eyes
Neil YoungHarvest Moon
Belle & SebastianThe Blues Are Still Blue
1:23Otis ReddingI've Got Dreams to Remember
Rolling StonesLoving Cup
Ben FoldsThe Luckiest
The PoguesSally MacLennane
The PoguesFairytale of New York
1:43Bob DylanIsis
Leftover SalmonRiver's Rising
Leftover SalmonLet's Give a Party
1:59ParliamentAqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioawauadoloop)
Bruce SpringsteenGrowin' Up
Nick LoweThe Beast in Me
Pete TownsendSlit Skirt
Rolling StonesPlay With Fire
2:43Daniel JohnstonI Killed the Monster
Bob Marley & the WailersRedemption Song
Bob Marley & the WailersNo Woman, No Cry (Live)
Gordan GanoImpossible Love
2:44Michael Andrews feat. Gary JulesMad World
David GrayWhite Ladder
Bob Marley & the WailersWe and Dem
2:55King CrimsonBude
King CrimsonHappy With What You Have to Be Happy With
3:00Ben FoldsLanded
North Mississippi AllstarsShimmy She Wobble II
North Mississippi AllstarsSugartown
Roy BuchananThe Messiah Will Come Again
Edgar WinterNew Millennium
3:22GenesisThe Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
North Mississippi AllstarsEyes (Rock Mix)
WarThe World is a Ghetto
Joe CockerDon't Let Me Be Misunderstood
3:40Tracy ChapmanLet it Rain
Tracy ChapmanFast Car
Old & in the WayPanama Red
Roseanne CashDreams Are Not My Home
3:56The Mountain GoatsHome Again Garden Grove
PhishAll Things Reconsidered

Friday, December 15, 2006

MST3K 0405 - Being From Another Planet

MST3K 0405 - Being From Another Planet

At one point Joel and the bots start singing "boring, boring" to the film's background score and it's hard to disagree. A fantastically brainless film about an alien that was mummified in ancient Egypt and has now been released by a half-witted frat boy at some nondescript California college. The frat boy stole some crystals from the mummy-alien's coffin and now the alien-mummy is hunting down each person with a crystal one by one. And never more thant one by one. It's like he's got a daily bagging limit and can only kill one annoying, utterly unemployable actor a day.

It's a simple enough concept, but wait, there's more! The I-want-my-mummy is covered with a special alien space fungus that starts immediately eating the flesh of anyone who touches it. But that's not all-there's also the college's publicity-hungry dean and his conniving assistant who are trying to undermine the professor that brought the $0-spent-on-special-effects monster back to the college. And did I mention that the professor is sleeping with one of his students? That's not a plot point in the movie, it's just going on and every body's cool with it.

A really plodding and awful film. Servo, at the end of the movie, declares it the worst movie they've ever seen which causes Joel and Crow to list every movie the crew of the SOL have riffed up to that point. It's impressive. Highlights from the film include Crow and Servo freaking out every time the monster's green, not-quite night vision POV is shown and the professor's student/girlfriend running from the monster for freaking ages only to have her defend the monster after it shoves her off a roof. There's a lot wrong with this picture beyond the script, which coincidentally was written by Tom Friedman. Not the NYT columnist Thomas Friedman, just a man with the same name who's just as bad at his job as Thomas Friedman.

Rating: 3/5

Monday, December 11, 2006

What do you do during the show?

It may shock and/or appall some of you to know what I do down here at the WYEP Community Broadcast Center while I'm DJ'ing. The terrible truth is I do pretty much what I do whenever I'm listening to music: I surf the web. Here are some links I stumbled across during this week's show.

Staccato. A webcomic about several video game geeks sharing an apartment. I know, a webcomic about video games. Whodda thought? It's a nice strip though. My only complaint is there aren't more comics in the archive and if the worst thing you can say is "I want more," that's not bad.

Child's Play. Speaking of webcomics and video games, Child's Play, the charity set up by Gabe and Tycho at Penny Arcade just hit $495,000 in donations-$230,000 of it in the past week. That's pretty amazing and Child's Play is a nice charity. They donate toys and cash to children's hospitals to make the kids' holidays better.

Wii Safety: The Missing Pages and WiiHaveAProblem. And speaking of video games, why not a little shout-out towards Wii safety? I figure everyone's heard about WiiHaveAProblem by now, but in case you haven't, browse through that blog a bit. It's somewhere between hilarious and awful-funny in that, "holy cow, look at that," way, sad in the fact that people are destroying their homes while playing these games. From there, surf over to this Flickr set and familiarize yourself with further Wii safety suggestions.

79. 2006-12-11 "Reminiscence"

12:00Bob DylanDon't Think Twice, it's All Right
Kalyandji Shah, Anandji ShahTheme From Don
Troubled HubbleSecret
Adam Evil & the Outside RoyaltyLove Song at the End of the World
Dexy's Midnight RunnersCome on Eileen
The Mountain GoatsAlpha Rats Nest
12:21Nirvana(New Wave) Polly
Jimi HendrixLittle Wing
Jimi HendrixAll Along the Watchtower
They Might Be GiantsI Should Be Allowed to Think
Guided By VoicesChasing Heather Crazy
James BrownPrisoner of Love
Belle & SebastianThe Blues Are Still Blue
12:43CakeI Will Survive
The Flaming LipsHit Me Like You Did the First Time
Sonic YouthTeen Age Riot
12:57Smashing PumpkinsCherub Rock
1:02EelsDog Faced Boy
Pretty Girls Make GravesThe Number
The Karl Hendricks TrioA Boy Who Plays With Dolls
Pearl JamRearviewmirror
1:22Iggy PopLust for Life
RadioheadNo Surprises
SoundgardenMy Wave
The Beta BandDry the Rain
1:43Butthole SurfersPepper
Big Audio DynamiteRush (Live)
1:55Public Image Ltd.Rise
2:02DevoPost Post-Modern Man
The Jesus and Mary ChainTeenage Lust
Better Than EzraReturn of the Post Moderns
Kula ShakerHey Dude
BeulahGravity's Bringing Us Down
2:24Super Furry AnimalsThe International Language of Screaming
Mike DoughtySunken-Eyed Girl
The Afghan WhigsLet Me Lie to You
Tom WaitsLie to Me
The Science Fiction IdolsI Want You to Lie
2:40The VenturesBlue Moon
The Apples in StereoI Want
LunaU.S. Out of My Pants!
Fountains of WayneMaureen
2:54SoundgardenFresh Tendrils
2:59Nine Inch NailsLast
R.E.M.Bang and Blame
The Presidents of the United States of AmericaBoll Weevil
Teenage Fanclub with Jad FairMy Life is Starting Over Again
Clem SnideTears On My Pillow
Elliot SmithIndependence Day
3:22PixiesWhere is My Mind?
PortisheadSour Time (Nobody Loves Me) (Airbus Reconstruction)
Kings of ConvenienceWinning the Battle, Losing the War
Waking MatthewWe're Nowhere
Billy Bragg & WilcoAll You Fascists
3:41We're WolvesWill They Be Misquoted?
Michael Franti & Spearhead w/Gift of GabWhat I Got
Emily Haines & The Soft SkeletonThe Last Page
Big Bad Voodoo DaddyYou & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)
3:56The Moog CookbookAre You Going to Go My Way?
Ghost DogHagakure excerpt

Monday, December 04, 2006

78. 2006-12-04 "Get Real Paid"

12:01Kalyandji Shah, Anandji ShahTheme From Don
June Carter CashThe L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore
Johnny CashPersonal Jesus
Johnny CashI Walk the Line
LambchopThe Decline of Country and Western Civilization
Clem SnideI'll Be Your Mirror
12:21Clem SnideJoan Jett of Arc
Troubled HubbleI'm Pretty Sure I Can See Molecules
Matthew SweetLooking at the Sun
Neil YoungDown By the River
12:42SpoonNot Turning Off
The Tragically HipFireworks
Hank WilliamsJambalaya (On the Bayou)
12:53Bruce SpringsteenState Trooper
The Ike Reilly AssassinationGod and Money
1:01The New PornographersUse It
The WeakerthansUncorrected Proofs
Super Furry AnimalsHerman Loves Pauline
WeezerSay it Ain't So
They Might Be GiantsNew York City
1:20They Might Be GiantsMammal
Fountains of WayneTroubled Times
SuedeSleeping Pills
PixiesWave of Mutilation
Matt KeatingNever Stop Cryin'
EelsLiving Life
1:39EelsDead of Winter
R.E.M.Sad Professor
Crooked FingersTwilight Creeps
The Flaming LipsKnives Out (KCRW Version)
1:56The Flaming LipsFight Test
2:01GusterJesus on the Radio
Warren ZevonMohammed's Radio (Live Version)
Corinne Bailey RaePut Your Records On
Jenny Lewis with the Watson TwinsHandle With Care
Tom WaitsYoung at Heart
2:19Tom WaitsDay After Tomorrow
The Mountain GoatsAgainst Pollution
Guided By VoicesI'll Replace You With Machines
The ClashLost in the Supermarket
Jeff BuckleyKick Out the Jams (Live at Columbia Radio Hour)
2:39Jeff BuckleyLast Goodbye
Leonard CohenDemocracy
Nina SimoneBlack is the Color of My True Love's Hair
2:56Nina SimoneMississippi Goddam
3:01Jamiroquai(Don't) Give Hate a Chance
Gnarls BarkleyStorm Coming
The Other OnesJack Straw
JandekReal Wild
3:23The Science Fiction IdolsHey Little Demon
Adam Evil & the Outside RoyaltyWelcome to the Underworld
SantanaEuropa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile)
We're WolvesThe Cigarette Basement
Norman NardiniReady Freddy
3:40Vale and YearSnow Leopard
EnnuiHeard You Say
Waking MatthewBurn the Useless
Clarence "Gatemouth" BrownDon't Cry Sister

Monday, November 27, 2006

77. 2006-11-27 "Journeys"

12:01Kalyandji Shah, Anandji ShahTheme From Don
The Mountain GoatsSee America Right
Echo & the BunnymenNothing Lasts Forever
SebadohWilling to Wait (Thomas Lord Alge Remix)
Paul SimonGraceland
Bob DylanStuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
12:23The BeatlesDrive My Car
The ClashBrand New Cadillac
Bob DylanDon't Think Twice, It's All Right
Desmond Dekker & the AcesIsraelites
The BeatlesTicket to Ride
12:42The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour
Jimi HendrixPurple Haze
Grateful DeadJack Straw
12:53Frank ZappaWind Up Workin' in a Gas Station
The Essex GreenDon't Know Why (You Stay)
12:59The RamonesI Wanna Be Sedated
Guided By VoicesUnleahsed! The Large-Hearted Boy
Warren ZevonLawyers, Guns and Money
Warren ZevonDesperados Under the Eaves
Otis Redding(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
Chuck BerryNo Particular Place to Go
1:19Johnny CashI've Been Everywhere
EelsLast Stop: This Town
Bob DylanDesolation Row
1:43The New PornographersThese Are the Fables
Fiona ApplePlease Please Please
David BowieRebel Rebel
1:54Bob DylanTombstone Blues
2:01Daniel JohnstonGo
Yo La TengoSpeeding Motorcycle
Cold War KidsWe used to Vacation
Dropkick MurphysThe Rocky Road to Dublin
Public Image Ltd.Rise
2:23Greg BrownYour Town Now
The CranberriesWaltzing Back
Neil FinnSinner
PortisheadGlory Box (Mudflap Mix)
2:40The Divine ComedyTo Die a Virgin
Enter the HaggisLong Way Home
2:54DivinylsPleasure and Pain (Live)
2:59XTCAll the Pretty Girls
Guided By VoicesGlad Girls
PhishSlave to the Traffic Light
3:22Wayne WonderCome Home to Me
Nick DrakeRide
Sonic YouthDeath Valley '69
SoundgardenLimo Wreck
3:40Bootsy Collins & the Bootsy's New Rubber BandBootsy? (What's the Name of This Town?)
Rufus WainwrightCalifornia
PsappEating Spiders
Smashing PumpkinsCherub Rock
3:56Vale and YearSnow Leopard
Ghost DogHagakure excerpt

Monday, November 20, 2006

76. 2006-11-20 "Comfort Food"

12:01Kalyandji Shah, Anandji ShahTheme From Don
Bob DylanBeyond the Horizon
Hank WilliamsI Can't Help it (If I'm Still in Love With You)
The Rolling StonesGimmee Shelter
Pink FloydWish You Were Here
12:22Girl TalkSummer Smoke
Dean GrayAmerican Jesus
Tom Tom ClubGenius of Love
For SquirrelsMighty K.C.
12:44Hence the NameFez Dispenser
1:01The Kleptones0340 Crazy Tonight = Strong Teeth (excerpt)
ATD vs. Sage and the VerveSlow Down Symphony
Imperial TeenMillion $ Man
Grateful DeadHell in a Bucket
1:21Norman NardiniRock n' Roll City
The Mountain GoatsAgainst Pollution
Jimmy CliffThe Harder They Come
Nina SimoneGo Limp
1:40The PoguesStreams of Whiskey
Dropkick MurphysGood Rats
Super Furry AnimalsPlay it Cool
Damien Rice9 Crimes
EShine it All On
2:01David KittHeadphones
Better Than EzraNormal Town
Bob Marley & the WailersRedemption Song
OasisChampagne Supernova
2:23Fountains of WayneRadiation Vibe
The Presidents of the United States of AmericaNaked and Famous
CakeSheep Go to Heaven
Don DixonPraying Mantis
2:40Troubled HubbleEar Nose & Throat
PulpCommon People
They Might Be GiantsWhy Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas)
The Clerkenwell KidBathtime in Clerkenwell
2:53The Karl Hendricks TrioNaked and High on Drugs
The Science Fiction IdolsHey Little Demon
2:59Adam Evil & the Outside RoyaltyWelcome to the Underworld
We're Wolves96 Entries for "Happy"
Waking MatthewBurn the Useless
Black CrashThe Waking Hour
Altered ImagesHappy Birthday
My Bloody ValentineGlider
3:21Cocteau TwinsTishbite
MC HonkyThe Object
Neutral Milk HotelGardenhead Leave Me Alone
PoeLemon Meringue
Hot Water MusicTrusty Chords
The (International) Noise ConspiracyA New Morning, Chaning Weather
3:41LungfishFriend to Friend in Endtime
Primal ScreamMovin' On Up
TrickyMakes Me Wanna Die (The Weekend Mix)
3:58Nine Inch NailsGet Down Make Love
Ghost DogHagakure excerpt

Monday, November 13, 2006

75. 2006-11-13 "Essential Sounds for the Next Generation"

12:01Kalyandji Shah, Anandji ShahTheme From Don
John ColtraneCherryco
The Allman Brothers BandJessica
Bob DylanStuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
12:24Grateful DeadRamble on Rose
Bob Marley & the WailersNo Woman, No Cry (Live)
Karl Denson's Tiny UniverseGroove On
12:44George Clinton & the P-Funk All StarsAtomic Dog
12:53JamiroquaiCanned Heat
WeenVoodoo Lady
1:00Dave BrubeckTake Five
Marvin GayeMercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Black Eyed PeasWeekends (fea. Esthero)
James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good)
Chuck BerryBack in the U.S.A.
1:20The Divine ComedyTo Die a Virgin
Guided by VoicesGlad Girls
Daniel LanoisSleeping in the Devil's Bed
RamonesSheena is a Punk Rocker
Troubled Hubble14,000 Things to Be Happy About
Maximo ParkApply Some Pressure
1:41Sex PistolsProblems
Stiff Little FingersSuspect Device
The Dead MilkmenBeach Song
The WeakerthansUncorrected Proofs
1:53PixiesMonkey Gone to Heaven
R.E.M.Exhuming McCarthy
2:00Daniel JohnstonMy Life is Starting Over Again
The ClashI'm Not Down
PavementGold Soundz
The BeatlesI'm a Loser
Fountains of WayneRadiation Vibe
GusterHomecoming King
2:22The Mountain GoatsThe Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton
PhishThe Horse
PhishSilent in the Morning
Wayne HancockThunderstorms and Neon Signs
Wayne HancockShootin' Star From Texas
2:40The Flaming LipsA Spoonful Weighs a Ton
Billy BraggWaiting for the Great Leap Forwards
Johnny CashPersonal Jesus
DevoFreedom of Choice
2:56Violent FemmesGone Daddy Gone
2:59What Made Milwaukee FamousThe Jeopardy of Contentment
The Arcade FireWake Up
The Twilight SingersBonnie Brae
Crosby, Stills & Nash49 Bye-Byes
3:21BlurSong 2
The New PornographersStar Bodies
The Dandy WarholsGodless
The Tragically HipFireworks
They Might Be GiantsIstanbul (Not Constantinople)
3:38Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3Adventure Rocket Ship
WeezerSurf Wax America
Nouvelle VagueEver Fallen in Love?
Tori AmosSpark
Husker DuChartered Trips
3:56The PoguesThousands Are Sailing
Ghost DogHagakure excerpt

Monday, November 06, 2006

74. 2006-11-06 "Jandek Day/Best of 2006"

12:01Kalyandji Shah, Anandji ShahTheme From Don
JandekFeathered Drums
Pearl JamThe Kids Are Alright
Buckingham NicksCrying in the Night
Pete YornSplendid Isolation
Neko CaseFox Confessor Brings the Flood
12:21Neko CaseMaybe Sparrow
Bruce SpringsteenRosalita (Come Out Tonight)
The Rolling StonesGimmee Shelter
FomaDon't Burn Babies
12:40FomaAnother Day in Paradise
Buckingham NicksFrozen Love
Vale and YearYou're a Good Man
12:57Vale and YearSnow Leopard
1:02JandekReal Wild
Jason KarabanPerfect Falling Out
Soul AsylumStand Up and Be Strong
The Twilight SingersMy Time (Has Come)
1:25The Twilight SingersForty Dollars
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3Ole! Tarantula
LambchopPaperback Bible
1:41LambchopThe Decline of Country and Western Civilization
Steve EarleJerusalem
Lucinda WilliamsCar Wheels on a Gravel Road
1:54The ReplacementsAchin' to Be
The Magnetic FieldsI Don't Believe You
2:04LowCarnival Queen
Jenny Lewis with the Watson TwinsThe Charging Sky
Eric BachmanSo Long Savannah
What Made Milwaukee FamousJudas
2:22What Made Milwaukee FamousHellodrama
BellyFeed the Tree
Sex PistolsGod Save the Queen
The Divine ComedyBad Ambassado
Belle & SebastianThe Blues Are Still Blue
Gnarls BarkleyJust a Thought
2:44Gnarls BarkleyWho Cares?
Dizzy GillespieShaw 'Nuff (Boots Riley Remix)
The Kleptones1800 War of Confusion
2:57The Kleptones0700 Still Start
3:01Ryan AdamsAMY
Irma ThomasThe Same Love That Made Me Laugh
Jamiroquai(Don't) Give Hate a Chance
Amadou & MariamBeaux Dimanches
We're Wolves96 Entries for "Happy"
NegativlandIt's All in Your Head FM (v1.0) D2 T03 (excerpt)
3:23NegativlandIt's All in Your Head FM (v1.0) D1 T05
Ben Folds featuring William ShatnerRockin' the Suburbs (Over the Hedge Version)
DevotchkaHow it Ends
JandekThe Cell: Prelude
3:46JandekThe Cell: Part Eight
3:54The Prayers & Tears of Arthur Digby SellersAmmunition for a Bolt-Action Heart
The Mountain GoatsWoke Up New
Ghost DogHagakure excerpt

Monday, October 30, 2006

73. 2006-10-31 "Halloween 2006"

12:01The SimpsonsHallowen Special II warning
Bernard HerrmannTwisted Nerve
Tom WaitsEverything Goes to Hell
David BowieThe Pretty Things Are Going to Hell
The Science Fiction IdolsHey Little Demon
Norman NardiniWhen I Die and Go to Hell
12:20Bobby "Borris" Pickett & the Crypt-KickersMonster Mash
Clerks: the Animated Series"Spooky nootchies."
The Mountain GoatsIf You See Light
Troubled HubbleThe Pincher
The Dead MilkmenThe Thing That Only Eats Hippies
Sheb WooleyThe Purple People Eater
Frank ZappaGoblin Girl
The Flaming LipsHalloween on the Barbary Coast
12:42John VandersliceLifeboat
Invader Zim"The Halloweenies!"
Jim VenableBoogie Man
The Rocky Horror Picture ShowThe Time Warp
12:54R.E.M.What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
12:58Blues TravelerFelicia
Lou RawlsGarfield Halloween Special Theme
The Rocky Horror Picture ShowSweet Transvestite
Gnarls BarkleyThe Boogie Monster
Book of LoveWitchcraft
The GhoulsDracula's Deuce
The MunstersFrankenstein Had a Hot Rod Car
1:22Sounds of TerrorThe Werewolf Attacks
Cat PowerWerewolf
The Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionShe Said
Night of the Living Dead excerpt
The MisfitsNight of the Living Dead
T Bone BurnettZombieland
1:42Joe LallyThe Resigned
BauhausBela Lugosi's Dead
They Might Be GiantsTurn Around
2:01The SimpsonsHalloween Special V warning
The Philadelphia OrchestraDanse Macabre
Adam Evil & the Outside RoyaltyWelcome to the Underworld
Sounds of TerrorThe Nightmare of Lost Souls
GorillazGhost Train
Mike DoughtyGrey Ghost
2:26EelsFriendly Ghost
Cab CallowayMinnie the Moocher
Duncan SheikWhite Limousine
Nine Inch NailsDead Souls
2:43The FolktellersOld Woman All Skin and Bones
Stevie WonderSuperstition
Steely DanMidnite Cruiser
The Simpsons"Oh Lisa, you and your stories..."
Warren ZevonWerewolves of London
2:58Screamin' Jay Hawkins(She Put the) Wamee (On Me)
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown"I got a rock..."
Van MorrisonWavelength
The Gothic ArchiesWe Are the Gothic Archies
DonovanSeason of the Witch
Vincent PriceHand of Glory
Bettye LaVetteWitchcraft in the Air
Groovie GhouliesThe Spell is On
3:23Vincent PriceProtection Against the Hand of Glory
Nina SimoneI Put a Spell On You
PoeTrigger Happy Jack
The Extra GlennsTerror Song (3/14/03)
Talking HeadsPsycho Killer
Screeching WeaselChainsaw
3:42Violent FemmesCountry Death Song
Tom LehrerPoinsoning Pigeons in the Park
Big Bad Voodoo DaddyWho's That Creepin'?
DJ NoNoCounty Sound
The Simpsons"Happy Halloween..."

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Last-Minute Halloween Links

As I'm getting ready for my Halloween show, I thought I'd pass along some last-minute Halloween goodies.

I should start by noting my earlier "Obligatory Horror Post" and "Things That Make Me Happy" posts. Rather than repeat myself I'll just suggest you read up on the sites I linked there. Missing from those posts though is Zombie Astronaut-an online audio zine devoted to old-time radio horror. It's the site that turned me on to Scar Stuff and is generally filled with great material. Plus it fulfills your Daily Recommended Allowance for bad horror puns.

Also, as noted in "Things That Make Me Happy," I'm a MST3K fan. Halloween is, I think, best spent with a bowl of Cheez Poofs, a glass of cola (store-brand if you can find it) and a bad B-movie to watch in between waves of trick-or-treaters. The DAP dropped two new DVDs this month: 0307-Daddy-O and 0704-The Incredible Melting Man. I haven't seen either so I can't give you a full synopsis/review but two new episodes from the third and seventh season respectively is pretty hard to beat. And if neither of those tickle your fancy maybe one of the 66 others will.

Finally, speaking of B-movies, I know I mention this site all the time, but it's so great. The Internet Archive. 717 Feature Films all available for download-free and legal. Two words for you: Roger Corman.

Enjoy the links and

PS. I know you didn't go back and check the earlier posts so just to make it easier, here's Night of the Living Dead.

Monday, October 23, 2006

72. 2006-10-23 "Cleaning House"

12:01Kalyanji Shah, Anandji ShahTheme From Don
The Twilight SingersUnderneath the Waves
Lester Flatt & Earl ScruggsFoggy Mountain Breakdown
Jimi HendrixLittle Wing
Black Tie RevueThere's Nothing Wrong With Veronica
Black Moth Super RainbowLetter People Show
The Karl Hendricks TrioThe Policeman's Not Your Friend
Vale and YearIsland Making
12:27Chuck BerryIt Wasn't Me
We're WolvesThe Cigarette Basement
AydinHalf-Gramme Holiday
Adam Evil & the Outside RoyaltyLove Song at the End of the World
12:43Frank ZappaThirteen
SpoonThey Never Got You
12:55Joseph ArthurEnough to Get Away
Robert PollardKingdom Without
1:00Band of HorsesThe Great Salt Lake
GomezChasing Ghosts with Alcohol
Eric BachmanLiars and Thieves
The Dresden DollsSing
Mike DoughtySunken-Eyed Girl
1:22Billy JoelThe Entertainer
Tori AmosCornflake Girl
I Am KlootI Believe
The Magnetic FieldsI Don't Believe You
MorphineLike Swimming
1:42SolasJohnny's Gone for a Soldier
Van MorrisonMoondance
The PoguesHow Come
Dropkick MurphysThe Rocky Road to Dublin
1:58PoeTrigger Happy Jack
2:02Erykah BaduAppletree
PixiesWhere is My Mind?
Kula ShakerHey Dude
The Smashing PumpkinsCherub Rock
DescendentsCoffee Mug
2:21The CureClose to Me
The Art of NoiseClose (To the Edit)
The Moog CookbookAre You Going to Go My Way?
Aphex TwinGirl/Boy Song (Redruth Mix)
We're Wolves96 Entries for "Happy"
2:38Black Eyed PeasRequest + Line (fea. Macy Gray)
MorcheebaLiving Hell
Nina SimoneSinnerman (Felix Da Housecat's Heavenly House Mix)
2:53The White StripesSeven Nation Army
Gnarls BarkleyThe Boogie Monster
3:00Beastie BoysIntergalactic
Fatboy SlimWeapon of Choice
ParliamentFlash Light
3:25JamiroquaiCanned Heat
ClintonPeople Power in the Disco Hour
DivagMy First LSDJ Song
BlurGirls and Boys (Pet Shop Boys Radio Edit)
The KinksLola
3:43The Wolfgang PressMama Told Me Not to Come (Up All Night)
Troubled HubbleMorning Person (DJ Pants Remix)
3:52The Kleptones0340 Crazy Tonight = Strong Teeth
Ghost DogHagakure excerpt

Monday, October 16, 2006

71. 2006-10-16 "Good-Bye CBGB's"

12:01Kalyanji Shah, Anandji ShahTheme From Don
LambchopThe Deline of Country and Western Civilization
The Mountain GoatsIn the Hidden Places
The Rolling StonesFar Away Eyes
Desmond Dekker & the AcesIsraelites
Sigur RosGlosoli
12:23Aretha FranklinUntil You Come Back to Me(That's What I'm Gonna Do)
Neko CaseHold On, Hold On
EelsLiving Life
Porcupine TreeHeartattack in a Layby
Jimi HendrixLittle Wing
12:41Fleetwood MacBare Trees
Gary MooreStill Got the Blues
12:54Drive-By TruckersMy Sweet Annette
Bob DylanDon't Think Twice, it's All Right
1:02Steely DanDeacon Blues
I Am KlootI Believe
ElbowAn Imagined Affair
1:21Elliott SmithThe Last Hour
Eric MatthewsNeedle in the Hay
RamonesI Wanna Be Well
ChumbawambaJacob's Ladder
Jeff BuckleyKick Out the Jams (Live at Columbia Radio Hour)
RamonesBlitzkrieg Bop
The ClashRudie Can't Fail
1:47The JamThe Modern World
Billy Bragg and the BlokesTake Down the Union Jack
1:54BuzzcocksEver Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've?)
2:01Patti SmithAin't it Strange
BauhausBela Lugosi's Dead
2:20Mission of BurmaThat's When I Reach For My Revolver
Richard Hell & the VoidoidsBlank Generation
Generation XYour Generation
BlondieHeart of Glass
The UndertonesTeenage Kicks
The English BeatMirror in the Bathroom
2:42Iggy PopI Wanna Be Your Dog
Sex PistolsProblems
20/20Yellow Pills
2:54Holly & the ItaliansTell That Girl to Shut Up
XSex and Dying in High Society
3:00DevoGut Feeling Slap Your Mammy
The Pop!Down on the Boulevard
The Dead MilkmenRigh Wing Pigeons
The (International) Noise ConspiracyA New Morning, Changing Weather
Hot Water MusicTrusty Chords
New York DollsDance Like a Monkey
3:23Ben Folds featuring William ShatnerRockin' the Suburbs (Over the Hedge Version)
Mojo Nixon & the ToadliquoursDisney is the Enemy
Butthole SurfersDog Inside Your Body
Norman NardiniLove Dog
3:41The Science Fiction Idols9:16... I'm a Time Bomb!
Adam Evil & the Outside RoyaltyWelcome to the Underworld
Vale and YearSnow Leopard
3:51Sister SledgeWe Are Family
Ghost DogHagakure excerpt

Monday, October 09, 2006

70. 2006-10-09 "Whiskey-Soaked Lullabys"

12:01Kalyanji Shah, Anandji ShahTheme From Don
Noubelle VagueHeart of Glass
Robert JohnsonLove in Vain
ColossalTable Setting
SantanaEurpoa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)
12:20The Rolling StonesFar Away Eyes
Chris WhitleyBig Sky Country
Joy DivisionDead Souls
Depeche ModeJohn the Revelator
12:38Slaid CleavesNot Going Down
Gnarls BarkleyStorm Coming
Amadou & MariamSenegal Fast Food
New OrderTemptation
12:57We're Wolves96 Entries for "Happy"
1:00Sam CookeHaving a Party
Black FlagTV Party
Dragon AshEpisode 4 (feat. SHUN, SHIGEO)
Snow PatrolChasing Cars
The ByrdsMy Back Pages
1:23Jerry Lee LewisWhat Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)
EelsHey Man (Now You're Really Living)
The Promise RingHappiness is All the Rage
Orchestra BaobabOn Verra Ca
Jimmy CliffYou Can Get it if You Really Want
1:39Oumou SangareKayi Ni Wura
TrickyMakes Me Wanna Die
Allison KraussDown to the River to Pray
1:52The Sisters of MercyVision Thing
Tom WaitsJocky Full of Bourbon
2:00WilcoI am Trying to Break Your Heart
BeckNobody's Fault But My Own
Crooked FingersNew Drink for the Old Drunk
Azure RayThe Drinks We Drank Last Night
2:22The Mountain GoatsNew Chevrolet in Flames
The PoguesDirty Old Town
Merle HaggardI Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink
Hank Williams IIIThrown Out of the Bar
Lead BellyI'm Goin' Mother (aka Mama)
Gillian WelchRed Clay Halo
Johnny CashI Won't Back Down
2:45MU330Favorite Show
Cibo MattoBlue Train
2:54Down By LawNothing Good on the Radio
The ClashI Fought the Law
RancidTime Bomb
3:02Bad ReligionSowing the Seeds of Utopia
Screeching WeaselThe Girl Next Door
DescendentsEverything Sux
Minor ThreatScreaming at a Wall
Dead KennedysHoliday in Cambodia
Sex PistolsHolidays in the Sun
The Dead MilkmenTiny Town
The RamonesThe KKK Took My Baby Away
Amy RigbyDancing With Joey Ramone
3:27Tear for FearsEverybody Wants to Rule the World
Betty LaVetteI Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsNobody's Baby Now
Leonard CohenWho By Fire
3:39JamiroquaiHigh Times
Stark EffectI Miss You
Ghost DogHagakure excerpt

Monday, October 02, 2006

Absent from 2006-10-02

Sometimes there isn't enough time to play all the music I've planned. Here are two mini sets that got cut and will be played next week.
Get out the Bottle
Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsNobody's Baby Now
Johnny CashI Won't Back Down
Merle HaggardI Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink
Woody GuthrieWhoopie Ti Yi Yo, Get Along Little Dogies
Lead BellyI'm Goin' Mother (aka Mama)
Gillian WelchRed Clay Halo
Hank Williams IIIThrown Out of the Bar
Float Skyward
JamiroquaiHigh Times
Dragon AshEpisode 4 (feat. SHUN, SHIGEO)
UNKLENursery Rhyme
New OrderTemptation
SpiritualizedShine a Light
Jimmy CliffYou Can Get it if You Really Want it
We're Wolves96 Entries for "Happy"
OsymysoIntro Inspection
Punk Set (Complete Version)
MU330Favorite Show
Down By LawRadio Ragga
RancidTime Bomb
Public Image Ltd.Rise
Sex PistolsHolidays in the Sun
Dead KennedysHoliday in Cambodia
Dropkick MurphysBoys on the Docks (Murphys' Pub Version)
The Dead MilkmenTiny Town
The RamonesThe KKK Took My Baby Away
Amy RigbyDancing with Joey Ramone

69. 2006-10-02 "Pay Me!"

12:01Don Pardo, Peter Boyle, John Belushi, bandDueling Brandos
Kalyanji Shah, Anandji ShahTheme From Don
Hedwig and the Angry InchMidnight Radio
Heather NovaMaybe an Angel
The Allman Brothers BandJessica
12:22Grateful DeadCumberland Blues
EelsLiving Life
Better Than EzraSpeeding Up to Slow Down
R.E.M.Bang and Blame
Phillip GlassDance I
12:40Jimi HendrixStar Spangled Banner
Sonic YouthTeen Age Riot
Talking HeadsMind
The Moog CookbookBasket Case
12:54Nouvelle VaugeTeenage Kicks
The PixiesWhere is My Mind?
1:01Bruce SpringsteenRosalita (Come Out Tonight)
The Rolling StonesAngie
Porcupine TreeBlackest Eye
The Twilight SingersBonnie Brae
1:21StereolabTomorrow is Already Here
David BowieChanges
Matthew GoodIn A World Called Catastrophe
Belle & SebastianWrapped Up in Books
1:40Fountains of WayneHalley's Waitress
Christine FellowsSouvenirs
The WeakerthansReconstruction Site
The Tragically HipPoets
1:53Super Furry AnimalsGolden Retriever
Stereo MC'sConnected
2:03LivePain Lies on the Riverside
Snow PatrolWow
The Dismemberment PlanYou Are Invited
Beth OrtonThinking About Tomorrow
2:21Tori AmosHey Jupiter
DevoSpeed Racer
The Frivolous FunkSuper Mario Bros. "Frivolous Funk"
The KleptonesAre You a Visionary?
Billie HolidayStrange Fruit
Pearl JamDissident
2:44The Mountain GoatsNo Children
Bob Marley & the WailersPositive Vibration
3:03Nina SimoneNobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Mike DoughtyBusting Up a Starbucks
Andrew BirdTables and Chairs
GomezDire Tribe
The UninvitedToo Hight
K's ChoiceNot an Addict
Guided By VoicesGlad Girls
3:32Fear of PopIn Love (feat. William Shatner)
MU330Favorite Show
3:42Down By LawRadio Ragga
RancidTime Bomb
3:52Mojo Nixon & Skid RoperSon of Santa
Public Image Ltd.Rise
Ghost DogHagakure excerpt

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

68. 2006-09-25 "Geneva"

It's John's birthday. Send him happies.
12:05Kalyanji Shah, Anandji ShahTheme From Don
The BeatlesBirthday
Harvey DangerCream and Bastards Rise
LiveWhite, Discussion
The Tragically HipFireworks
12:24Bruce Springsteen & the E Street BandThunder Road
Jessee MalinHungry Heart
Crooked FingersMansion on the Hill
Dwight YoakamTruckin'
12:45SublimeScarlet Begonias
SublimeWe're Only Gonna Die
12:53Jimi HendrixThird Stone From the Sun
1:01Matthew GoodAdvertising On Police Cars
Grateful DeadDark Star
1:22Lou ReedConey Island Baby
Our Lady PeaceStarseed
Fountains of WayneHalley's Waitress
The SugarcubesBirthday
They Might Be GiantsSomeone Keeps Moving My Chair
1:52The New PornographersStar Bodies
Turin BrakesUnderdog (Save Me)
2:02DJ ShadowYou Made it (feat. Chris James)
Halloween AlaskaCall it Clear
The Black KeysAll Hands Against His Own
Dropkick MurphysThe Gang's All Here
The Dandy WarholsGodless
2:21Snow PatrolHands Open
Sufjan StevensChicago
Christine FellowsVertebrae
Jean-Michel BernardGenerique Stephane
Jean-Michel BernardGenerique Debut
2:40Talking HeadsDon't Worry About the Government
Bob DylanMasters of War (Live)
The Rolling StonesStreet Fighting Man
ATD vs. Sage and the VerveSlow Down Symphony
2:57Tori AmosCornflake Girl
3:01The BeatlesWithin You Without You
Michael Franti and SpearheadBomb the World
The ClashI'm Not Down
Billy BraggAccident Waiting to Happen
R.E.M.It's the End of the World as We Know it (And I Feel Fine)
3:24TrickyMakes Me Wanna Die
Dylan ThomasDon't Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Bob Marley & the WailersGet Up, Stand Up
Jamiroquai(Don't) Give Hate a Chance
3:40Buju BantonMisty Days
We're Wolves96 Entries for "Happy"
Kidd Video vs. Hidden FortressI Need a Quarter
The Twilight SingersToward the Waves
The Twilight SingersI'm Ready
AnamanaguchiPower Supply
3:56Vale and YearYou're a Good Man
Ghost DogHagakure excerpt

Friday, September 22, 2006

SubSource signs off

via No Error, the Internets makes me cry:

After nearly seven years of providing quality electronic ambient music for free subsource will stop it's work. No new music will be released at this place. Past Releases will be kept online as long as possible. Thanks to all listeners, supporters and of course the artists for the good work. We had great times during this project.

I've enjoyed the music from SubSource for a while now, especially the mixes they'd post which would always direct me to further great netlabels that I'd be ignorant of otherwise. It's a drag to see them closing shop, though admittedly not as sad as seeing a physical music label shutting down. At least the SubSource recordings will remain available both at their site (for a while) and at the SubSource collection on here (hopefully permanently).

I'll put together an hour-long mix of their music for one of my upcoming shows. I haven't been playing enough netmusic on my show in general and I'm a little ashamed that it takes moments like these to force my hand (as it did for my Comfort Stand show)

SubSource home
SubSource on the Internet Archive
No Error

The Science of Sleep

I saw a free screening of Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep tonight and it wasn't what I expected. I went in thinking I'd say, "This is a great date movie-sweet and romantic but visually compelling and artfully done." Instead I came out remembering every moment where I couldn't express myself-that mix of sadness, impotence and shame.

The previews for the movie misrepresent it a little bit. It is about Stephane trying to win his neighbor over, but that's just a part of the bigger story-Stephane trying to reconcile his fantasy world with the real world. He can't distinguish and you see the world through his eyes. So you get incredible moments of visual madness (which are heavily featured in the previews) interspersed with the people around Stephane offering him advice on how to deal with the real world. Only Stephane isn't interested in understanding the real world. He wants the real world to accept his fantasies. It's not said but he's vaguely autistic and the film is really a portrait of the people around him trying to survive being in love with him.

The movie is beautiful and artfully done. Gondry is a visual genius and a good directer. The movie's quiet, subtle, even funny, but the sadness and despair that surrounds Stephane grows until it eventually dominates the film. So it's not a "date movie" but it is a very good movie. It's different and it's strange. If you want a film that's quality and uplifting, see Little Miss Sunshine. If you want a film that's quality and special, see The Science of Sleep.

*** of ****

Monday, September 18, 2006

67. 2006-09-18 "25-Punk for Life"

12:01Kalyanji Shah, Anandji ShahTheme From Don
The Who BoysRevolution Uber Alles
The Dirty Dozen Brass BandWhat's Going On (Featuring Chuck D)
Woody GuthrieDust Bowl Refugee
Bruce SpringsteenRosalita (Come Out Tonight)
12:22The Rolling StonesWild Horses
The Rolling StonesGimme Shelter
Grateful DeadBird Song
12:41The ProclaimersMy Old Friend the Blues
R.E.M.Falls to Climib
12:55Sufjan StevensChicago
1:02Rufus WainwrightEverybody Knows
Nina SimoneBlack is the Color of My True Love's Hair
Thelonius Monk Quartet with John ColtraneMonk's Mood
Furry LewisJudge Boushe Blues
1:25Campbell BrothersDon't Let Nobody Turn You Around
Bob DylanStuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
The ByrdsMy Back Pages
1:43Chuch BerryRoll Over Beethoven
Dick DaleGypsy Fire
The White StripesThe Hardest Button to Button
HarangueN'est Front Pas
Norman NardiniBurnin' Up
2:03James TaylorSuite for 20 G
The ClashI'm Not Down
The Moog CookbookBuddy Holly
2:26Sex PistolsPretty Vacant
Pretty Girls Make GravesThe Number
The Essex GreenThis Isn't Farmlife
Crooked FingersAndalucia
2:41SpongeRotting Pinata
Dead KennedysM.T.V.-Get Off the Air
The Dead MilkmenBitchin' Camaro
RamonesSurfin' Bird
2:55LampchopThe Decline of Country and Western Civilization
M. WardChinese Translation
3:03RancidLet Me Go
The PietastersNew Breed
Dropkick MurphysFor Boston
Camera ObscuraPhil and Don
SpoonThey Never Got You
3:21Robert PollardLove is Stronger Than Witchcraft
Teenage FanclubOnly With You
Enter the HaggisOne Last Drink
The Mountain GoatsIf You See Light
StarsSet Yourself on Fire
3:42The Go! TeamHold Yr Terror Close
Maximo ParkApply Some Pressure
Broken Social SceneMajor Label Debut (Fast)
3:52UnderworldBorn Slippy Nuxx
Ghost DogHagakure excerpt

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Obligatory Horror Post

Autumn's here which means Halloween-my favorite holiday-is fast approaching. Here are some links to get you into the spirit or to help keep you there all year long.

The It's Alive show:
I know I mentioned the It's Alive show last week, but there are two reasons to mention it again. First, the show just started it's second official season after being in reruns all summer. New movies, new bits, new music. All good.
The second more important reason to mention It's Alive is the show's cast and producers have organized Pittsburgh's First Zombie Walk. It goes down this Friday in the South Side. You should grab some old clothes, run them through the mud and join in. The post-walk party costs money but being a zombie or zombie food is free. Full details here.

Bateman 365 Presents: Atom Age Vampire:
Political cartoonist and animator Scott Bateman spent the past year animating a new short film for each and every day (and they were great). Now he's started a new project-joining the audio from the public domain film Atom Age Vampire with all new animations. The result is both a parody of the film and a brilliant evolution of the MST3K-style of film mockery. You don't have to have seen the original to appreciate Bateman's project, though it is available on the Internet Archive for download. Scott Bateman's maintaining a blog about the project here, you can grab the original movie here, or you can jump to the most recently animated part of the film here.

Scar Stuff:
Scar Stuff is a blog dedicated to old Halloween and horror LPs. It's all here-sound effect records, novelty discs, even Vincent Price reading Edgar Allen Poe. It doesn't get more Halloween than that. This site has everything you need to make the perfect Halloween mixtape or just select tracks to spice up your Halloween party. Not only are the albums on the site great, the webmaster provides concise descriptions and histories for each piece. I guarantee some of these tracks will be on my next Halloween show.

Finally, speaking of horror, I mentioned in the last post that I had free tickets to The Covenant. It bites. Don't see it. If you're in the mood for horror though, might I recommend Dario Argento's Suspiria. If you don't feel like renting (or trucking all the way around town to find a place with Suspiria even though it's totally worth the trip) you can check out a classic film from Pittsburgh's own George A. Romero. I speak of course of Night of the Living Dead, a film that's in the public domain and available for download from the Internet Archive here.

Monday, September 11, 2006

66. 2006-09-11 "Bull Dada"

12:01Kalyanji Shah, Anandji ShahTheme From Don
Blind MelonI Wonder
Nick DrakeBlack Eyed Dog
John MellencampI Need a Lover
Grateful DeadCassidy
12:24Jimi HendrixLittle Wing
The WhoPictures of Lily
Joni MitchellGod Must Be a Boogie Man
Bob Marley & the WailersNo Woman, No Cry (live)
12:41The Mountain GoatsMoon Over Goldsboro
Daniel JohnstonLiving Life
OdettaMuleskinner Blues
Sigur RosGlosoli
12:58Frank ZappaTryin' to Grow a Chin
1:02Crosby, Stills & NashHelplessly Hoping
Crosby, Stills, Nash & YoungHelpless
SuperdragSucked Out
Troubled HubbleTry to Find
Troubled HubbleFloribraska
Clem SnideJoan Jett of Arc
1:24Leftover SalmonRiver's Rising
DuvallBetween the Lines
The Plus OnesServe in Heaven/Rule in Hell
Kate BushSomewhere in Between
Sneaker PimpsSpin Spin Sugar
1:46North Mississippi AllstarsMoonshine
Belle and SebastianSeeing Other People
1:58The FirmStar Trekkin'
2:04Air Guitar MagazineThis Song is Called Track 3
Vale and YearYou're a Good Man
We're WolvesThe Conversationist
Norman NardiniRock You
Paul WesterbergI Love You in the Fall
InjuryDig Dug-"Six Feet Under" (OC Remix)
2:24Johnny CashMan in Black
Lead BellyGovernor O.K. Allen (aka Angola Blues)
"22" + groupEarly in the Mornin'
Old & in the WayThe Hobo Song
Billy Bragg & WilicoAgainst th' Law
2:41The Tannahill WeaversAre Ye Sleeping Maggie?
Jeff BuckleyHallelujah
Bob DylanSolid Rock
2:56Jr. Walker & the All StarsWalk in the Night
3:00Chuck BerryMaybellene
Roy BuchananHidden
GusterEmpire State
Mike DoughtyWhite Lexus
BeckDevil's Haircut
DJ ShadowYou Made It (feat. Chris James)
3:20GomezCry on Demand
Spacemen 3Feel So Sad
Too Much JoyStay At Home
MC HonkyThe Object
The New PornographersThe Bleeding Heart Show
Buckwheat ZydecoRoute 66
3:42LambchopThe Rise and Fall of the Letter P
Robert PollardConqueror of the Moon
Crooked FingersTwilight Creeps
Mychael DannaWe're Going to Make it
3:57Sufjan StevensChicago

Thursday, September 07, 2006

There's an ad on my milk

There's an ad on my milk
It's a gallon jug and on the back is a sticker saying "Got Milk? Get Oreo" with a big picture of the cookie on it.
That depressed me. It's been a depressing day. I couldn't get anything done. And then I got free tickets to a showing of The Covenant (from Renny Harlin, the director of Driven and a slew of other painfully bad films). Proof that things can always get worse.
So to end the constant bring-down my day has been, and to strike back against the spirit of ambivalence and celebratory mediocrity that allows ads on milk jugs or films like The Covenant, here are some things that make the world a better place:

Vale and Year - Famous Fights
I've played a some of this album on my show recently and I have to say it's very good, maybe even best of 2006 good. They sound a little like pre-Top 40 Modest Mouse, but in the sense that Vale and Year listened to those earlier albums and then went their own way. This is a pretty quiet and restrained album. It's definitely worth checking out plus they're from Pittsburgh so you get bonus warm fuzzies for supporting the local scene if you pick this up.

V/A - Enamel Records Sampler
Speaking of the local scene, I picked up the Enamel Records sampler today. Enamel is the label that released Vale and Year's Famous Fights as well as one of my favorite albums from last year, We're Wolves' Welcome to the Childhood Home of Andy Warhol and Dan Marino-the title track of which is featured on this disc. 7 tracks, 3 bucks and it's good. It's very good. The CD comes in a little plastic sleeve and the title is just Enamel Records Sampler so it might get lost at your record store. But take the time to look. It's definitely worth finding.

Time Again - "Cold Concrete" (NSFW)
A punk song about being unjustly singled out by the cops. I couldn't stop listening to this track once I got my review copy of Give 'Em the Boot V. I'd just put it on repeat and grin. There are f-bombs so don't play it at work (or expect to hear it on the radio), but if you want to drop it onto your iPod for when you're jogging or stuck in traffic, who's to say no to that?
The other mp3 at the link below is a groovy reggae/ska track without any profanity at all. Play it wherever you want. It'll only offend people who hate reggae-sounding stuff, but you probably don't like them anyway so it's win-win.
website: (NSFW)

The Internet Archive's Old Time Radio Collection
I am a horror/sci-fi geek. Kind of. I lean more towards the classics than the moderns (Bela Lugosi over Freddy Krueger, H.P. Lovecraft over Stephen King) so of course I love old time radio. I grew up listening to tapes of Jack Benny and Abbott & Costello. I even have old X-Minus One tapes that I break out every Halloween. I love this stuff but it's kind of hard to find. Leave it to the folks at the Internet Archive to solve that. They have an Old Time Radio collection featuring complete runs of various series including X-Minus One, Bob and Ray, The Shadow, every genre you can think of. It's very exciting.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Episode 0208 - Lost Continent
"Even rock climbing movies don't have this much rock climbing."
I've hated nearly every movie I've seen this summer so I've taken special joy in watching old episodes of MST3K. Helping me in my endeavor is the Digital Archive Project. They've been releasing episodes of the show in DVD format and I've been gobbling them up. Lost Continent is the latest one and it's fantastic.
Here's the story: A group of air force pilots escort a group of scientists to recover the black box from a crashed experimental rocket. Of course their plane crashes as well so they proceed on foot. Eventually they stumble upon a land that time forgot-dinosaurs included-but only after doing some rock climbing. Lots of rock climbing. Oh my goodness, do they climb rocks. This is a film where nothing happens. A lot. Joel and the bots salvage it though, screaming and raving at the film just about the same time you feel the need to. Check out this or any of the MST3K DVDs, both on the DAP or in stores. It's pure satisfaction.
Digital Archive Project website:
DAP Lost Continent DVD website: DVD #78
See the DAP FAQ for downloading instructions.

It's Alive
Or if downloading isn't your thing or you prefer your B-movies without additional commentary or you just long for the good old days of chiller theater right here in Pittsburgh, check out It's Alive. It's a locally-produced horror-movie showcase that also features local bands and filmmakers. This show makes every weekend a joy for me. It airs Saturday nights at 10PM ET on WBGN (check your listings) or you can catch a live stream of the show from the website. There's also an archive of the most recently aired episode on the homepage. Seriously, check it out. This show made me happy to be in Pittsburgh.

Hope these links helped pick you up as much as they did me. What have you found lately that's made you excited? Add a comment and let me know.

Monday, September 04, 2006

65. 2006-09-04 "Labor Day '06"

12:01Kalyanji Shah, Anandji ShahTheme From Don
Lyle LovettFriend of the Devil
Johnny CashFurther On Up the Road
Merle HaggardMisery and Gin
The PoguesWhisky in a Jar (Long Version)
12:20Dennis BrownBubbling Sweet Tonight
John Brown's BodyBlazing Love
Bob DylanFriend of the Devil
Paul SimonThe Boy in the Bubble
Erin McKeownWe Are More
The KinksA Well Respected Man
Chuck BerryJohnny B. Goode
The BeatlesGet Back
12:54Brazilian GirlsLong
Matt CostaSunshine
1:02Billy Bragg & WilcoCalifornia Stars
River City HighUs vs. Them
Maximo ParkApply Some Pressure
M. WardChinese Translation
1:19Pinky and the Brain"Are you pondering what I'm pondering..."
Grateful DeadBird Song
Troubled HubbleWork
Dolly Parton9 to 5
Jamiroquai(Don't) Give Hate a Chance
1:39The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceThird Stone From the Sun
Ghost DogHagakure excerpt
Gnarls BarkleyStorm Coming
Porcupine TreeBlackest Eye
1:54We're Wolves96 Entries for "Happy"
Troubled HubbleMorning Person (DJ Pants Remix)
2:02Curtis MayfieldPeople Get Ready
Michael Franti and SpearheadNever Too Late
RadioheadHigh and Dry
They Might Be GiantsIstanbul (Not Constantinople)
MBellville Rendez-Vous (French Version)
Los Lobos with Antonio BanderasCancion Del Mariachi (Morena De Mi Corazon)
2:22Violent FemmesAmerican Music
SpoonSister Jack
Band of HorsesThe Great Salt Lake
Tori AmosRapberry Swirl
2:43WilcoCasino Queen
The Tragically HipIt's a Good Life if You Don't Weaken
Elf PowerAn Old Familiar Scene
2:54David BowieStay
3:01NirvanaAll Apologies
Mike DoughtyGrey Ghost
DevoPost Post-Modern Man
Talking HeadsWild Wild Life
The New PornographersStar Bodies
3:19RamonesI Wanna Be Sedated
Screeching WeaselJudy is a Punk
Me First & the Gimme GimmesMe & Julio Down By the Schoolyard
Ann BerettaEfforts Wasted
The Promise RingElectric Pink
DuvallStanding At the Door
ColossalTable Setting
3:40Anti-FlagSpaz's House Destruction Party
The B-52'sRock Lobster
Rufus WainwrightCalifornia
3:55LambchopPaperback Bible