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"

TimeArtistSong
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"

TimeArtistSong
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"

TimeArtistSong
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
LiveT.B.D.
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
JamesLaid
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"

TimeArtistSong
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
3:56OrbitalP.E.T.R.O.L.