Thick, Real Breakfast; Milkshakes All Day 7.24.07

Tune in!

There's talk of speech patterns, brave little chihuahuas, subliminal advertisements embedded in our favorite Icelandic orchestral-pop ensemble's brooding works, and of course, a weekly glimpse inside the current state of Franco-German relations.

The Dismemberment Plan Girl O'Clock Emergency & I
Blitzen Trapper Devil's A-Go-Go Wild Mountain Nation
snd Circa 1666 Click and Cuts 2
set break
Sleater-Kinney The Fox The Woods
The 6ths Aging Spinsters Wasps' Nests
Madagascar When Last We Heard Of Gentlemen Goodbye East, Goodbye West
Stevie Wonder Too High Innervisions
Frog Eyes "Stockades" Tears of the Valedictorian
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The Shins Split Needles Wincing The Night Away
Sigur Rós Ny batteri Ágætis Byrjun
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Outrageous Cherry Paranoid World stay happy
Sleep Station Caroline, London 1940 After The War
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton The Bank What Is Free To A Good Home?
thom yorke the eraser the eraser
Bjork It's Not Up To You Vespertine
Blur Bugman 13
Battles Race: In Mirrored
set break
so many dynamos How High The Moon Flashlights
Hightower Report - -
The Concert Report - -
Afghan Whigs gentleman unbreakable
Spoon Don't Make Me A Target Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
deerhunter Cryptograms Cryptograms
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A.C. Newman Drink To Me Babe, Then The Slow Wonder
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Underwater (You & Me) Some Loud Thunder
The Beatles Rain "B" Side of Paperback Writer April 1966



What a shambles: Alastair felt all out of sorts, Jerrad was recovering from injuries sustained in a home accident (which is one of the most common types of accident, as we understand it), and the slim music selection that we brought out meant constant running back and forth to the library.

A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. is certainly settling in nicely. We didn't think after only a couple of weeks he would be so......comfortable. Well, what can you do?

Write us an email at grandnationalchamps@yahoo.com and we'll give you some free stuff - until we run out, that is.

Mooseheart Faith Stellar Groove Band Horak's Moon Shaft -
LCD Soundsystem Time To Get Away Sound Of Silver
School of Language Rockist Part I -
David Bowie Rebel Rebel Best of Bowie
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dear and glorious physician Cotton King -
Spoon The Ghost of You Lingers Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Supergrass Richard III In It For the Money
Jason Lowenstein Casserole At Sixes And Sevens
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Justice (cross) (cross)
Page France Hat and Rabbit ...and the Family Telephone
Miracle Fortress Have You Seen In Your Dreams Five Roses
Mission of Burma 2TWICE The Obliterati
Marnie Stern Put All Your Eggs In One Basket And Then Watch That Basket!!! In Advance of the Broken Arm
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Jefferson Airplane White Rabbit Surrealistic Pillow 2nd LP 1966
Blitzen Trapper Wild Mountain Nation Wild Mountain Nation
Sly & The Family Stone Dance To The Music Dance To The Music
The Detachment Kit Illuminator Plus
Stevie Wonder I Was Made To Love Her Greatest Hits
The Police So Lonely Greatest Hits
set break
Nada Surf Fruit Fly Let Go
Hightower Report - -
The Concert Report - -
Black Strobe Not What You Need Burn Your Own Church
CHEAP TRICK Ain't That A Shame The Essential Cheap Trick
Rock Plaza Central Our Hearts Won't Rust Are We Not Horses
Iggy Pop & Stooges I Wanna Be Your Dog Nude and Rude
Love 7 And 7 Is Da Capo
Jim O'Rourke Ghost Ship in the Storm Eureka
Bjork Unravel Homegenic


The Longest Day 7.10.07

We did two shows this Tuesday past. Our normal slot, as well as Joyce's time in the afternoon (4-6pm). We were treated with great care by the listeners. Thanks a lot for your delicate touch. Here are the playlists for the afternoon and morning, respectively.

Listen to the Sonic Detour here if you think it would please you. We think it will.

Tortoise And Bonnie 'Prince' BillyCravo e CanelaThe Brave And The Bold
SpoonSomeone SomethingThe Way We Get By
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the animalsPaint It BlackGratefully Dead 1964-1968
Centro-MaticFountains Of FireDistance and Clime
frank blackLos AngelesFrank Black
WMNF News-4:30 Pm
A Fir-Ju WellTogetherAbsolutely
David BowieStarmanZiggy Stardust
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Rock Plaza CentralAnthem for the Already DefeatedAre We Not Horses
FugaziLast Chance For A Slow DanceIn On The Kill Taker
Rufus WainwrightI don't know what it isWant One
Scissors For LeftyNext To ArgyleUnderhanded Romance
The RamonesI Wanna Be SedatedGreatest Hits Live
Jukebox GraduateIn Every Song I Sing--
JunGrind your BonesGrind your Bones
Ryan AdamsEverybody KnowsEasy Tiger
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Bishop AllenRainBishop Allen And The Broken String
The Sea And CakeUp On CrutchesEverybody
GrandaddyBroken Household Appliance National ForestThe Sophtware Slump
CalexicoPrison on Route 41In the Reins
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The ZombiesTime of the SeasonOdyssey & Oracle
John DoeHotel GhostA Year In The Wilderness
Arcade FireInterventionNeon Bible
The KinksPicture BookThe Village Green Preservation Society
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Neutral Milk HotelIn the Aeroplane Over the SeaIn the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Jerrad insisted on including this picture. I guess he figures the ladies will like it:

Here is the regular morning show. It cracked us up to no end.

Grand National Championships 7.10.07

young marble giantsN.I.T.A.Colossal Youth And Collected Works
Oxes...And Giraffes, Natural EnemyFriends Helping Friends
caribouMelody DayMelody Day
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At The Drive-InPattern Against UserRelationship of Command
The 1990'sYou Made Me Like ItCookies
oucho sparksFor Proceeds--
Talking HeadsWild Wild LifeTrue Stories
Against Me!Up The CutsAgainst Me! - New Wave
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Of MontrealJaques LamureThe Gay Parade
SpoonAnything You WantGirls Can Tell
The Octopus ProjectMusic Is HappinessOne Ten Hundred Thousand Million
deerhunterTech Schooldeerhunter
ArizonaMidday MidnightFameseeker and the Mono
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pillowsRide on Shooting StarFLCL OST 1: Addict
54 SecondsHow I Roll (Summer Version)Postcards From California
John VandersliceThe ParadeEmerald City
Bishop AllenCorazonThe Broken String
BjorkEarth IntrudersVolta
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Dinosaur Jr.Get MeWhere You Been
Petra Haden
I Can See For MilesSings The Who Sell Out
Hightower Report--
The Concert Report--
AirielThinktankThe Battle Of Sealand
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memphisIncredibly Drunk On Whiskey
A Little Place In The Wilderness
Iron And WineBoy With A CoinBoy With A Coin EP
The ShinsCaring is CreepyOh, Inverted World
Gardening, Not Architecturejabberwockythe first EP


Sonic Detour on July 10th


This coming Tuesday, July 10th, Jerrad and I will be hosting not only our regular timeslot from 4-6am, but also the Sonic Detour, which runs from 4-6PM. This show is normally hosted by Joyce, who has a date with Ryan Adams out of state. We will provide a link to this program once it is in the bag.

Hopefully, we can keep our cool knowing that there will be far more people listening than there usually are....ten times more...actually, maybe a hundred times more...I'm feeling faint.


She works hard for the money 7.03.07

With great pride we, the hosts of Grand National Championships, present for the first time, A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. (pictured above) and A.N.N.A.G.R.A.M., our new robot companions/unwilling drones. We found them in a state of severe disrepair, calculating for food on Nebraska Avenue. Kind souls that we are, we gave 'em a polish and a reason to be. Went through damn near 4 cans of air getting them up to code.
We're slowly getting the hang of their programming language. So far, A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. has learned how to read community announcements and is also in charge of our Request Division. Bear with him. He's made a lot of progress in the short time since his dusty, tangled circuits were blown clean with the breath of life.
A.N.N.A.G.R.A.M. continues to circle counter-clockwise in place, except when she detects a Wilco song playing, when she simply slumps and sighs with digippointment. In time, we're certain that her Special Something will make itself known to us. Until then, she's fine how she is, as far as we're concerned.

Badly Drawn Boy Once Around The Block The Hour of Bewilderbeast
Jennifer Gentle Telephone Ringing The Midnight Room
Los Campesinos! You! Me! Dancing! Sticking Fingers Into Sockets
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Sonic Youth Silver Rocket Daydream Nation
the jam Going Underground Going Underground
red room cinema close your eyes and count to ten 2007
Grandaddy Levitz Concrete Dunes
Brian Eno The True Wheel Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
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Jun Grind your Bones Grind your Bones
The Rolling Stones Gimmie Shelter Let It Bleed
Helium Medusa The Dirt Of Luck
The Evens Everybody Knows Get Evens
John Vanderslice White Doves Emerald City
Get Him Eat Him Just So Arms Down
The Unicorns
Tuff Ghost Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
Black Diamond Heavies Leave It In The Road Every Damn Time
set break
Bumps A Safe Balm Bumps
The National Start A War Boxer
Bishop Allen Middle Management Bishop Allen And The Broken String
Hightower Report - -
The Concert Report - -
The Eames Era Both Hands Full Heroes and Sheroes
David Bazan Cold Beer And Cigarettes Fewer Moving Parts
Sunset Rubdown Snakes Got A Leg III Shut Up I Am Dreaming
M. Ward Beautiful Car Duet For Guitars #2
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Super Furry Animals Neo Cunsumer Hey Venus
Black Before Red Underneath Gold Belgrave to Kings Circle
Jason Lowenstein Circles At Sixes And Sevens


The King of the Internet 6.29.07


This week we must shamelessly plug a performance by Incredible Crisis. We will be playing at the Emerald in downtown St.Petersburg with Gravy, Worldwide Zoo, and the freshly pressed Satsukos.

Here are some haikus:

futuristic girl
ufos pepper the sky
a thousand years war

that hospital smell
the hum of flourescent lights
make a jack-off face

it's cold out tonight,
eat a warm sweater

never mix up wives
the blond one is left-handed
she has special shears

Special guest appearance bulletin:

Show after next, which will be on Tuesday, July 10th, we are to be graced by some in-studio performances by Jun. There will most likely be banjos and accordions involved. I think she will be bringing some acquaintances who will be playing tunes of their own. More details on that to follow.

Jennifer Gentle Electric Princess The Midnight Room
Menomena Muscle'n Flo Friend And Foe
Mary Timony Band Killed By The Telephone The Shapes We Make
Love As Laughter Dirty Lives Laughter's Fifth
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man or astroman Taxidermist Surf Is It... Man Or Astroman
Foundry Field Recordings Buy/Sell/Trade Fallout Stations EP
Bumps OK!!! Bumps
Skeletons and the Girl-Faced Boys Git --
Joanna Newsom Cosmia Ys
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The Parish Festival Lullagoodbyes Handshakes And Heartaches
Radiohead Trans-Atlantic Drawl Pyramid Song
Arks Maritime Snakes The International
Tower of Power What is hip Tower of Power
Gregory Alan Isakov Salt & The Sea That Sea, The Gambler
Au Sum Au
Cat Power Nude As The News What Would The Community Think
Mike Baron Sunrise Sunrise Mike Baron
Jonathan Richman velvet underground i, jonathan
Autechre second scout Tri Repetae++ (Disc II)
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Kenna Hell Bent New Sacred Cow
Hightower Report - -
The Concert Report - -
Dungen Du Ska Inte Tro Att Det Ordnar Sig Tio Bitar
astral transmitter transmitter
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The Velvet Underground I'm Waiting for the Man The Velvet Underground and Nico
Ryan Adams Tears Of Gold Easy Tiger
Spoon Japanese Cigarette Case Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga