If you love something, don't play it for a while 8.28.2007

This weeks show included: some Home Movies; new Pinback AND Caribou; a minute-by-minute consideration of the total lunar eclipse; tunes from a few bands that will be in town over the next couple of months (see the event sidebar); a Thom Yorke performance of a song that will most likely be on Radiohead's LP7 next year; and a concert report delivered by Alastair, since Scott Imrich's was nowhere to be found.


the advantage
Duck Tales-Moon

The Rolling Stones
2000 Man
Their Satanic Majesties Request

The Magnetic Fields
I Don't Believe You

Prefuse 73
Suite For The Way Things Change A. Your Family B. Your Life C. The Most Beautiful Things D. Your Seeds
Extinguished: Outtakes

American Analog Set
Continuous Hit Music
Promise Of Love

set break

thom yorke
Down is the New Up

Rufus & Carla Thomas
'Cause I Love You
Stax Box Vol. 1


Abandoned Shopping Trolley Hotline

Home Movies
Episode 311

Dizzy Gillespie
Anthropology (Take 1)
Night In Tunisia: The Very Best Of Dizzy Gillespie

set break

Archer Prewitt
Leave it Gone
In the Sun

A Sectioned Beam
A Sectioned Beam

The Unicorns
Tuff Luff
Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?

The Thermals
A Pillar Of Salt
The Body, The Blood, The Machine

NPR News

Jan Hammer
miami vice theme
Miami Vice Theme

Okkervil River
For Real
Black Sheep Boy


set break

Belle & Sebastian
Don't Leave The Light On, Baby.
Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant

Je Suis France
The Don't Work That Well For Us
Afrikan Majik

Barriers And Passages

Hightower Report

The Concert Report

the heinrich maneuver
our love to admire

From Nothing to Nowhere
autumn of the seraphs


Scott Walker
Best of Both Worlds
Scott 2

set break

Forgetting To Wake Up

Smokey & Miho
Blue Glasses
Smokey & Miho


YouTube Surfing

Here are three videos of varying quality featuring performances by Field Music:

Fall into it. 8.25.2007

Help us close the gap!

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Birders and Birding 8.21.2007

No brand new artists to the show this week, but plenty of good tunes. The new Okkervil River album, The Stage Names, has slowly but surely become Alastair's favorite thing to listen to. After a while Will Sheff's voice stops demanding all the attention with it's desperate pleading, a quality that must be done intentionally, each track being nudged just out of his comfortable range.

the advantage Contra-Alien's Lair & Boss Music Elf-Titled
Ben Folds Five Narcolepsy The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner
Klaxons Gravity's Rainbow Myths Of The Near Future
Animal Collective Peacebone Peacebone
Radiohead Studio Clips LP7
set break
Broadcast America's Boy Tender Buttons
Elliott Smith Going Nowhere New Moon
Prefuse 73 Smoking Red The Class Of 73 Bells
Jackson 5 I'll Be There Ultimate...
Parts & Labor Fractured Skies Mapmaker
set break
Cream Take it Back Disraeli Gears
Mates Of State Beautiful Dreamer Bring it Back
The Red Elvises Hungarian Dance #5 six string samurai
Okkervil River Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe The Stage Names
Dysrhythmia Heat Sink Pretest
flight of the conchords The Most Beautiful Girl In The Room (Live) The Distant Future
Rocky Votolato White Daisy Passing Makers
28 Gates The Real Rhythm Jawja
set break
Broken Social Scene 7/4 (Shorelines) Broken Social Scene
Hightower Report - -
The Concert Report - -
The Postmarks Summers Never Seem To Last The Postmarks
Beck The New Pollution Odelay
Self What a Fool Believes Gizmodgery
Shuggie Otis Aht Uh Mi Hed Inspiration Information
set break
Sufjan Stevens Jacksonville Come on Feel the Illinoise
Pixies Letter to Memphis trompe le monde
Justice Phantom Cross

And as always...


Wales Needs Vowels 8.14.2007

Everyone should listen to Brigid's show, The Roundhouse. She's on Thursday mornings during the same time slot we occupy. Today is her birthday. Happy birthday, Brigid.


A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. says, "Send your haikus!"

Billions on my mind
Moneybags are too heavy
Buy a Nintendo

Planning scheming hate
Bringing havoc to our earth
He is Vanderslice

win many gold gloves
entertain with your back flips
eat nine fruits a day

One of these is about Ozzie Smith. Send in your guesses.


This week's first time plays presented by Alastair:

Some good stuff this week. I was especially taken with Child Bite. Their EP, Gold Thriller left me thinking about Burning Airlines and Mr.Oizo. I don't know how fair that is to these lads. It certainly doesn't take into account the spazzy vocals of Shawn Knight.

I knew I had heard of Oakley Hall before, but I couldn't for the life of me place the memory in context. It wasn't until I googled them that I realized I saw them open up for Bright Eyes in May.
I took my mother, who loves him...when he's not 'trying to be experimental'. We left early, having seen our fill, and walked slowly arm-in-arm through the empty lobby to the parking lot, pausing briefly while I played with the virtual fish pond projected on the floor.
My mother may or may not have said, "He is one with the animals," but it's the kind of thing she would say.


Black Before Red
Austin, TX


Oakley Hall
Brooklyn, NY


Child Bite
Ferndale, MI


Mass Shivers
Chicago, IL

Another good round of tunes. -Requests in italics

Justice Phantom Cross
The New Rags Surf Seven Seas Take Jennie To Brooklyn
Mass Shivers Downwind of Amour Ecstatic Eyes Glow Glossy
set break
Weezer Suzanne Mallrats - Soundtrack
Liars Plaster Casts Of Everything Liars
deerhunter Strange Lights Cryptograms
Miho Hatori Barracuda Ecdysis
Johnny Cash The Highwayman Cash the Legend
The Dirty Projectors What I See Rise Above
set break
The Jesus Lizard Boilermaker Liar
Mewithoutyou The Dryness & The Rain Brother, Sister
Child Bite I Like Friends Gold Thriller
Manic Street Preachers Your Love Alone Is Not Enough Send Away The Tigers
set break
archie bronson outfit Cherry Lips Derdang Derdang
Grandaddy Our Dying Brains Through A Frosty Plate Glass EP
Oakley Hall No Dreams I'll Follow You
Yu Miyake WANDA WANDA Katamari Fortissimo Damacy
Okkervil River A Hand To Take Hold Of The Scene The Stage Names
set break
The Decemberists July, July! Castaways And Cutouts
Can Tango Whiskeyman Soundtracks
Hightower Report - -
The Concert Report - -
Cibo Matto Birthday Cake Pom Pom: The Essential Cibo Matto
Black Before Red Underneath Gold Belgrave to Kings Circle
Super Furry Animals Ymaelodi A'r Ymylon Mwng
caribou She's The One Andorra
set break
The New Pornographers My Rights Versus Yours Challengers
Steve Burns Dead (TMBG) --
Make Believe Song About Camping Of Course

Here's that lovely D.A.N.C.E. video by Justice.


Wattstax - Friday, August 17th

WMNF brings back the cult favorite documentary of the Wattstax festival, directed by Mel Stuart. On August 20, 1972, seven years after the Watts riots, the legendary Stax recording label staged a benefit concert in Los Angeles with over 100,000 people showing up to commemorate the events of seven years earlier. As time went by, it became known as the Black Woodstock - a historic coming together of politics, music and the new Black consciousness. Soul, blues, and gospel were in full effect with outtasight performances from the Staple Singers, Albert King, Little Milton, Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas and many more.

Friday August 17th
There will be showings at 7 & 9:30pm.
Beach Theatre
315 Corey Ave
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone: 727-360-6697
Map to the venue.


Oh'n and Glowin' 8.7.07

This is possibly DRM's tape echo -

Aaron Schultz is DRM, former Tampa resident and co-founder of the Brooklyn down-tempo label Bastard Jazz, home of much New York Lounge Around And Look Real Chill In Fur Coats music. He will be in town on Sunday August 12th, manning the decks at the New World Brewery in Ybor City with labelmate Paul Digs and local crew Positive Response. Once upon a time, Alastair did a radio show with Aaron at USF on the student-run WBUL, and owes some measure of his love for hot beats to Mr. Schultz. Come out and show love to this Local Boy Done Good. If you need any further incentive, the first 50 paying customers get an exclusive mix CD, and various vinyls will be given away throughout the night, hopefully handed gently over and not hurled, frisbee-like, into an unsuspecting crowd.

In other show news, GNC-favorites Centro-Matic will be at Crowbar on Saturday August 18th in support of Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, and on August 25th at Skipper's Smokehouse, Giddy-Up Helicopter, Roppongi's Ace, The Vodkanauts, The Ditchflowers, and Poetry 'n Lotion will be playing WMNF's Listener's Choice Show

Also, how's about The Apples in Stereo coming to town at the end of September? I believe MC Hammer put it best when he said, "Propa."

Because Alastair is having such a fun time with the Deerhunter album that he just bought, having lost the copy he previously had, here is their video for "Strange Lights".

"My God, it's full of dorks."

This week's first time plays:




Cotton Jones


The Deadly Syndrome


Jim Bryson


The Whiskers

Antibalas I.C.E. Security
set break
Animal Collective Who Could Win a Rabbit Sung Tongs
Mixolydian Track 1 -
Konie History/Science The Club is Open
Dntel Roll On (Ft. Jenny Lewis) Dumb Luck
Stewart Lee - 90's Comedian
set break
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton Doctor Blind Knives Don't Have Your Back
Danielson Cast It At The Setting Sail Ships
Page France Hat and Rabbit ...and the Family Telephone
Cotton Jones Miracle Bound -
set break
Medications Opinions Your Favorite People All In One Place
The Deadly Syndrome I Hope I Become A Ghost The Ortolan
britt daniel Bring It On Home To Me Bridging the Distance
Sam Cooke Mean Old World Best
Cinemechanica Antsinjapants The Martial Arts
Frank Black Freedom Rock Teenager of the Year
Jim Bryson All the Fallen Leaves Where The Bungalows Roam
Badly Drawn Boy Fall In A River The Hour of Bewilderbeast
Roy Orbison I Never Knew The Greatest Hits
set break
The Whiskers The Idle Rich The Whiskers
Bishop Allen Like Castanets The Broken String
Hightower Report - -
The Concert Report - -
The Magic Numbers You Never Had It Those The Brokes (US version)
The Sea And Cake The Ravine The Fawn
Radiohead I Want None of This Help: A Day in the Life
Sufjan Stevens Come on! Feel the Illinoise! Illinois
set break
Dr. Dog My Old Ways We All Belong
Field Music Give It Lose It Take It Tones Of Town


Moving Units 7-31-07

Caribou is/are coming to Tampa on October 15th. They will be performing at the Crowbar with Born Ruffians. Here is a video for their latest single, 'Melody Day'.

...and to be fair, one of Born Ruffians, performing 'This Sentence' at the Boat in Toronto (??).

Justice Genesis
Deerhoof Wrong Time Capsule
The Runners Four
Melody Day (Four Tet)
Melody Day
set break
They Might Be Giants
Ana Ng
Okkervil River
Plus Ones
The Stage Names
Field Music
A Gap Has Appeared Tones of Town
Field Music
Closer at Hand
Tones of Town
Cosy in the Rocket (Theme Song)
set break
Tortoise Salt the Skies
It's All Around You

Charlotte Gainsbourg
The Operation
Murder By Death
Boy Decide
In Bocca al Lupo
set break

Rentals Last Romantic Day
Last Little Life
Carl Lewis
Star-Spangled Banner
Greatest Hits
Make Believe
Pat Tillman/Emmet Till
Of Course
Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton
The Telethon
What is Free to a Good Home?
NPR News
Orson Welles
Findus Foods Outtake

Bishop Allen
Rain ...and the Broken String
Figurines Race You Skeletons
Spoon The Underdog
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Howlin' Wolf
Some Song

Dave Bazan
Cold Beer and Cigarettes
Fewer Moving Parts
set break
George Harrison
All Things Must Pass
All Things Must Pass
Hightower Report
- -
Concert Report
- -
Bob Marley
Rainbow Country (DJ Spooky mix)

The Black Lips
Not a Problem
Los Valientes del Mundo Nuevo
River Euphrates
Surfer Rosa
This is Not a Test
OppenheimerThis is a TestOppenheimer
Place Your Hands
Red Room Cinema