No updates for a little while. My apologies. We had the pledge drive last week.

Check this out. On May 1st (that's this coming Tuesday), my good friend Jerrad will be coming in to the studio with me. Maybe he'll make it a regular thing if it goes well. Jerrad has great taste in music and a unique perspective on the world in general. I'm excited to see what he brings to the table.

Here is the show from the 17th.

Titan Annals of the Former World Titan
dead meadow Dragonfly Dead Meadow
Vietnam Priest, Poet & The Pig Vietnam
set break
Mass Movement Of The Moth Fang Outerspace
Cinemechanica I'm Tired Of Paul McCartney The Martial Arts
Deerhoof The Perfect Me Friend Opportunity
Born Ruffians Knife (Grizzly Bear cover) -
Mission of Burma Let Yourself Go The Obliterati
set break
Department of Eagles No One Does It Like You Gold Suits
A Fir-Ju Well Together Absolutely
The Black Eshu Blues Donna EP
Black Time White Heat Returned Blackout
The Kinks Picture Book The Village Green Preservation Society
NPR newsbreak -- --
Piece of Peace Pass It On Part 1 Eccentric Soul: Twinight's Lunar Rotation
Nate Evans Pardon My Innocent Heart Eccentric Soul: Twinight's Lunar Rotation
The Decemberists The Crane Wife 3 The Crane Wife
They Might Be Giants I've Got a Match Lincoln
Titus Andronicus Titus Andronicus The Titus Andronicus EP
set break
Apples In Stereo Energy New Magnetic Wonder
Hightower Report -- --
Summerbirds In The Cellar Behold The Wolf With The Hands Of The Hunter It All Becomes Dead
Bob Dylan It's All Over Now, Baby Blue Bringing It All Back Home
Wolf Parade This Heart's on Fire Apologies to the Queen Mary
Summer at Shatter Creek Your Ever Changing Moods All the Answers
set break
Television marquee moon Marquee Moon


Substitue gig 4-10-07

I filled in on the Tuesday night show this week. You can listen here.

Need more sleep. This show rocked out, though. I even got a call from Brian and Mel from up in New York City.

New York City makes me feel like this:

I had to shave my friend's head last night. Well, no, that's not right. I didn't have to. It wasn't completely inevitable. It just seemed like a friendly thing to do. He was scared that his hair was "learning" to part improperly, and wanted to format it, like a hard drive. I'll always come through in a pinch.

Anticipating averages is a worthless endeavor.



Burning Airlines

Deluxe War Baby

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Who Do You Love?

Living With the Living
The Constantines

Hotline Operator

Tournament of Hearts
set break
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Underwater (You and Me)

Some Loud Thunder
Elvis Perkins

All The Night Without Love

Ash Wednesday
+/- {Plus/Minus}

One Day You'll Be There

Let's Build A Fire
panda bear

Comfy In Nautica

Person Pitch
Mission of Burma


set break
Dr. Dog

The Girl

We All Belong
31 Knots

Man Become Me

The Days And Nights Of Everything Anywhere
britt daniel

Bring It On Home To Me

Bridging the Distance
The Arcade Fire

Cold Wind

Six Feet Under: OST
set break

Earth Intruders

Modest Mouse

March Into The Sea

We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
The Apples in Stereo

Same Old Drag

New Magnetic Wonder
set break
The Concert Report


Of Montreal

Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse

Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
Iggy Pop & Stooges

Search and Destroy

Raw Power
the jaguars

It's Gonna Be Alright

Back From The Grave Pt 2
set break
dear and glorious physician

Spooky Action

Dear And Glorious Physician

Brain Tarp

The Martial Arts

The Ungratefull Dead

There's No 666 In Outer Space-BSI Advance

Sweet Life

Myth Takes

Roll On (Ft. Jenny Lewis)

Dumb Luck
set break
Field Music

In Context

Tones Of Town
The New Rags

Surf Seven Seas

Take Jennie To Brooklyn


DJ Shadow

You Made It

The Outsider

War Hero



Playlist 4-10-07




LCD Soundsystem

Time To Get Away

Sound Of Silver


Space Maker

Pocket Symphony

Joanna Newsom & The YS Street Band



set break


Concrete Love


man man

Van Helsing Boombox

Six Demon Bag

ramona cordova

Take Flight

The Boy Who Floated Freely

The Meters

This Is My Last Affair

Look-ka Py Py


Radio Free Europe


set break


She Will Only Bring You Happiness

The Difference Between Me and You is That I'm Not on Fire


Earth Intruders


31 Knots

Tower of the Middle of the Month

A Word Is Also a Picture of a Word

31 Knots

The Salted Tongue

The Days And Nights Of Everything Anywhere

andy partridge

Sonic Boom

fuzzy warbles Vol 7

NPR newsbreak



oucho sparks



Otis Gibbs

Thinkin 'Bout Jolene

49th And Melancholy

The Thermals


Bridging the Distance

The Joggers

Long Distance Runaround

Bridging the Distance

set break

Geri X


Can't Make You Happy

Hightower Report



The Concert Report



Of Montreal

Know Your Onion


Lou Reed

Crazy Feeling

Coney Island Baby

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

The Sons of Cain

Living With the Living

set break

Bright Eyes




let down

OK Computer

The Constantines

Soon Enough

Tournament of Hearts


Happy Easter

Image by Kurt at Invisibleman.


Dr. Dog from Philadelphia

TAXI: lead woof+mud distortion guitar, vocals
TABLES: finger bass, vocals, rhythm stomp
TEXT: keyboardings, some guitar/singing
TROUBLE: trapset, harmonies, embellishments
THANKS: multi-string guitar, full-grip chords, vocal nuances

Meet Dr. Dog. If you are, as of yet, unfamiliar with their music, they are one of the better reasons to own one of those new-fangled hi-fi devices. I was first introduced to them in 2005 after their second full-length album, Easy Beat, was released. The immediate reaction one tends to emit to that particular work is, "Let It Be Era Beatles," and when it's done properly, there's nothing wrong with sounding like the single most influential rock band in the history of music. That's still the way I describe them to friends, skeptical musical acquaintances, people I meet at the bus stop, and pretty much anyone that accidentally wanders into my Cone of Uncertainty. You see, ever since I heard that album, I've been on a crusade to convert every indifferent soul I encounter to the church of Dr. Dog. It definitely helped my efforts that the music scene's All-Time QB, Pitchforkmedia, gave that album a 4.4 out of 10 on it's rating scale. I wanted everybody to realize that music is just sound hitting your ears (actually, it's hitting you all over), and that you don't always (you sometimes do) have to dissect the impetus behind a recording to enjoy it. You can just get hit with it. That's what Dr. Dog did. They hit me.

Their latest album is called We All Belong, and it picks up where Easy Beat leaves off. It's music that makes you nostalgic for right now.

Here are the guys doing "Ain't It Strange" at Criminal Records in Atlanta, GA:

I would also recommend you check out their thoroughly charming video for "My Old Ways" over at the old YouTube.


Playlist 4-3-07

Good day to you all!

Show was a bit sluggish today. I must apologize. That doesn't mean there wasn't an abundance of goodness to be had. One particularly tasty morsel was the track by Ravens and Chimes. They are a New York band whose singer may or may not affect an English accent. I don't have any problem with that anymore, having once known a fellow, or bloke if you will, that spent two weeks in Jolly Ole and decided that from then on he would speak like a posh British lady. No one really called him out on it. Some people wanted to, but by the time they got over the initial shock , it was several weeks later. What can you do at that point? Talk shit years after the fact, apparently. Sorry, _____, I should have told you what a douchebag you sounded like.

Here's what these crazy kids look like. All joking aside, "Saint Jude in the Village Voice" is a lovely song. And they have more of them on their album, Reichenbach Falls.

- Also, don't miss a chance to check out Tampa's favorite adopted sons,Riddle of Steel, bringing their uniquely powerful brand of three-piece rock to Crowbar this Saturday. They will be supported by Auto!Automatic!!, who have managed to integrate three seemingly incompatible hairstyles into a highly compelling post-something instrumental act. Well worth the price of admission right there, but show up early enough to check out History and City of Ships.

Here's the show. Skip the parts where I talk. I think I may have accidentally made light of spousal abuse at one point. Actually I think I made light of making light of spousal abuse, which is confusing, to say the least, but much better. Either way, The Crystals made me do it! Learn something here and think before you think about speaking.




Fit Song



Make Believe

Pat Tillman Emmet Till

Of Course



The Last Of The Rest Was The End

Your Favorite People All In One Place
set break
Melt Banana

Free The Bee

Peel Session
The Ponys

Double Vision

Turn The Lights Out
Miracle Fortress

This Thing About You


So Lonely

Outlandos D'amour
set break
Je Suis France

The Don't Work That Well For Us

Afrikan Majik
Jim O'Rourke

Ghost Ship in the Storm

Velveteen Pink

Girls Who Abuse

Velveteen Pink

Kentucky Isolation

Alexander & The Awful Horrible Day


NPR newsbreak


Smokey And Miho

Blue Glasses

Smokey and Miho
The Crystals

He Hit Me (and It Felt Like a Kiss)

The Best Of The Crystals
Au Revoir Simone

Sad Song

The Bird Of Music
ravens and chimes

Saint Jude in the Village Voice

Reichenbach Falls
set break
The Shins

Sleeping Lessons

Wincing The Night Away
Hightower Report


The Concert Report


jill cunniff

Happy Warriors

City Beach

The World is on Fire

This World is on Fire
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager
set break
Blonde Redhead



Roll On (Ft. Jenny Lewis)

Dumb Luck
Fruit Bats

Born In The '70s

Spelled In Bones