4.29.2007

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.

ArtistTrackAlbum/CD
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

4.12.2007

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.

Artist

Track


Album/CD
Burning Airlines

Deluxe War Baby


Identikit
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

THAT'S HOW I ESCAPED MY CERTAIN FATE


VS.
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
Bjork

Earth Intruders


Volta
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
Cinemechanica

Brain Tarp


The Martial Arts
Hella

The Ungratefull Dead


There's No 666 In Outer Space-BSI Advance
!!!

Sweet Life


Myth Takes
Dntel

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
Cornelius

Sensuous


Sensuous
DJ Shadow

You Made It


The Outsider
Antibalas

War Hero


Security

4.10.2007

Playlist 4-10-07

Artist


Track











Album/CD





LCD Soundsystem


Time To Get Away











Sound Of Silver





Air


Space Maker











Pocket Symphony





Joanna Newsom & The YS Street Band


Colleen











EP





set break





Habitat


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





REM


Radio Free Europe











Murmur





set break





McClusky


She Will Only Bring You Happiness











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





Bjork


Earth Intruders











Volta





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


5ft5











--





Otis Gibbs


Thinkin 'Bout Jolene











49th And Melancholy





The Thermals


Tangerine











Bridging the Distance





The Joggers


Long Distance Runaround











Bridging the Distance





set break





Geri X


Hallelujah











Can't Make You Happy





Hightower Report


-











-





The Concert Report


-











-





Of Montreal


Know Your Onion











EP





Lou Reed


Crazy Feeling











Coney Island Baby





Ted Leo & The Pharmacists


The Sons of Cain











Living With the Living





set break





Bright Eyes


Middleman











Cassadaga





Radiohead


let down











OK Computer





The Constantines


Soon Enough











Tournament of Hearts





4.08.2007

Happy Easter


Image by Kurt at Invisibleman.

4.04.2007

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.

4.03.2007

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.

Artist









Track






Album/CD
Cornelius









Fit Song






Sensuous
deerhunter









Cryptograms






Cryptograms
Make Believe









Pat Tillman Emmet Till






Of Course
mahjongg









Aluminum






machinegong
Medications









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






-
Police









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






Eureka
Velveteen Pink









Girls Who Abuse






Velveteen Pink
Normandy









Kentucky Isolation






Alexander & The Awful Horrible Day
shellac









Disgrace






terraform
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
Elevado









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









Publisher






23
Dntel









Roll On (Ft. Jenny Lewis)






Dumb Luck
Fruit Bats









Born In The '70s






Spelled In Bones