Friday, March 28, 2008
Filled in for a show from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The part at the beginning where I came on the air really sucked. Partly due to my lack of speed with getting organized and also partly due to a couple of people talking close by while I was on the air.
But everything after that was really good.
Oh, but I did incorrectly refer to The Pharmacy as "Choose Yr Own Adventure". Choose Yr Own Adventure is the name of their album. I didn't know because I hadn't seen their album until right before going on the air, and I pulled it just because it looked good.
And Harley Poe fucking rules!
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Bunnygrunt "Tonight You Belong to Me"
Afternoon Naps "Sun Ain't the Same"
Best Friends Forever "Mountain Song"
Helen Love "Shut Your Mouth"
Ruby Isle "Into the Black"
The Hot Toddies "Jaguar Love"
Kiddo "Through Being Cool"
The Lucksmiths "Smokers In Love"
The Softies "As Skittish As Me"
Harley Poe "I Could Always Eat Your Brain"
New Grenada & Ten Words For Snow "Clock Out"
Beat Happening "Cat Walk"
Strawberry Story "Ashlands Road"
Trouble Books "Transient Color Glories"
Red Pony Clock "Ben"
Tilly and the Wall "Beat Control"
Kate Nash "Caroline's a Victim"
The Muttering Retreats "Stars" [Are Blind]
Beach House "All the Year"
ShiSho "Punk Rawk Boy"
Cars Can Be Blue "You're So Cute"
Cars Can Be Blue "Used to Think"
Amy Kasio "Blow Up the Ice Cream Truck"
Le Tigre "Eau D'Bedroom Dancing"
Jellybean! "Drug Deal Boyfriend"
Apples In Stereo "Dreams"
Sealove "Saddest Song"
The Make Up "The Bells"
Kenickie "Can I Take U 2 the Cinema"
Asobi Seksu "Stay Awake"
Bunnygrunt "1000% Not Creepy"
The Up Set "A Melody For Melanie"
BMX Bandits "I Wanna Fall In Love"
Singing Bridges "On Y Va"
Harley Poe "Prom Night"
Saturday Looks Good To Me "Until the World Stop Spinning"
Nothing Painted Blue "K For Karnival"
Basia Bulat "In the Night"
Ballboy "You Can't Spend Your Whole Life Hanging Around With Arseholes"
The Pharmacy "Black Ice Cream"
Jellybean! "99 Problems"
The Pastels "Firebell Ringing"
Aberdeen "Emma's House"
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
So, there you go. The end of the 2007 singles countdown. I hope you enjoyed my selection of songs and weren't disappointed by the lack of Animal Collective or LCD Soundsystem.
But yeah, you shouldn't have been surprised by the number one song. I was thinking about having it be what ended up being the number two song, but... that song just resonated with me too much, even though number two also had a lot of significance for me (and the rest of Cleveland) in 2007.
Besides the countdown, I also got to play my "guilty pleasure of the year". My guilty pleasure of the year is the band Say Anything. Say Anything is a very guilty pleasure for me because they're an emo band. A very pretentious emo band. But they're so over-the-top, it's awesome.
I didn't get to tell the whole story on the air about how I got into Say Anything, so I'll tell it to you now...
I was listening to a University of Toledo college radio show, and it played this really catchy almost-electroclash dance song about, well... the chorus of the song went, "I called her on the phone and she touched herself, she touched herself, she touched herself... I laughed myself to sleep." The song was called "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too" and it was about the male singer having an inappropriate relationship over the phone with a minor! But it was so catchy!
The next day, I looked up Say Anything on Wikipedia and found out they were an emo band. "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too" isn't necessarily representative of all their work. But then... I started listening to other songs on the album besides that song. The actual emo songs. And started enjoying them. Because when Say Anything gets emo, they get so pretentious and over-the-top about it, and my repressed inner emo boy squeals with delight when I hear them sing lines like, "There's a man assigned to me, and he checks on my stability. We discuss you every week, then I rinse and rinse, repeat. And he charges by the tear, 'til I weep no more strictly out of fear that I can't afford your love..." (That's from a song called "Total Revenge".)
And that's just stuff from an older album. They released a new album this year, a month or two after I started listening to them, and it's really pretentious, too. In fact, it's a two-disc set about his relationship with a girl and how he has to choose between this girl and his addictions to drugs and ruin. FUCK YEAH!
So, that's how I got into Say Anything...
(By the way, here's a YouTube link for "Wow, I Can Get Sexual, Too"... it's probably Not Safe For Work.)
Anyway, this does it for Boogiepop Does Not Smile. If I get another regular time slot again, I want to do a new show under a different name. Right now, I'm still trying to figure out how to do things differently (and better)...
Thanks for listening, everybody!
So... let me just give you the links to the MP3s:
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23. Jens Lekman "A Postcard to Nina" Night Falls Over Kortedala
22. Pants Yell! "Magenta and Green" Alison Statton
21. The Whomping Willows "In Which Draco and Harry Secretly Want to Make Out" Welcome to the House of Awesome
20. Tullycraft "Bored to Hear Your Heart Still Breaks" Every Scene Needs a Center
19. Apples In Stereo "Can You Feel It" New Magnetic Wonder
18. Piano Squall "Cruel Angel's Thesis" Game
17. Stephin Merritt "I'm In a Lonely Way" I'm In a Lonely Way single
16. The Parselmouths "It's Not Half Bad" Illegal Love Potion
15. Dennis Driscoll (feat. Rose Melberg) "He's In Love With You" My Grave Is Kept Clean
14. Cars Can Be Blue "Doctor" Happy Happy Birthday to Me Vol. 4
13. The Hat Company "Love Letter" Fair Weathered Friends
12. Saturday Looks Good To Me "Apple" Fill Up the Room
11. The Helper T-Cells "Hay Is for Horses" More Odd-Toe Ungulates and Nose-Rubbin Shrubs
10. Camera Obscura "Hands Up Baby" If Looks Could Kill EP
9. Calvin Johnson & The Sons of the Soil "Can We Kiss" Calvin Johnson & The Sons of the Soil
8. Kiddo "About You" Okay Sweetheart
7. Normandie Wilson "Happy to Be a Grown-Up" Glitter Patter
6. The Icicles "La Ti Da" Arrivals & Departures
5. The Hot Toddies "HTML" Smell the Mitten
4. The Grade Grubbers "Down With Mo" Let's Kiss to Make It Real
3. The Smittens "C'mon (When the Grass Grows Tall and Green)" Let It Bee
2. Afternoon Naps "Postcard" Sunbeamed
1. Boyracer "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Jukebox Volume One
Guilty Pleasure of the Year: Say Anything ("The Church Channel" from In Defense of the Genre)
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Because of a serendipitous fill-in opportunity, I have been able to revive Boogiepop Does Not Smile for two weeks in order to have an end-of-year countdown for 2007. You're very fortunate that the guy who does the 9-11 a.m. Tuesday morning slot is on vacation. I really thought I wasn't going to be able to do this, but... Here it is.
I decided to do an even 50 songs for this countdown, and I was able to get through number 24 ("The Past Is a Grotesque Animal" by Of Montreal) before having to quit for the week. We'll have the Top 23 next week (Jan. 8th), and I should have no trouble getting through it all.
So, tune in next Tuesday morning from 9 to 11 to see what got in the Top 23!
And now, the MP3s of this week's show:
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50. Au Revoir Simone "Stars" The Bird of Music
49. Palomar "Bury Me Closer" All Things, Forests
48. Bears "All I" Shortest Day of the Year
47. Ruby Isle "Atom Bombs" Into the Black EP
46. Tender Forever "How Many" Wider
45. Harry and the Potters "Bacon" Wizards and Muggles Rock for Social Justice
44. Entertainment System "Darkwing Rescue Ducks" Super Entertainment System
43. Red Pony Clock "Don't Forget Who Your Friends Are" God Made Dirt
42. Fishboy "Taqueria Girl" Albatross...
41. Trouble Books "Distortion Pedal" Distortion Pedal
40. Remus and the Lupins "Expecto Patronum" Born to Howl
39. Pelle Carlberg "I Love You, You Imbecile" In a Nutshell
38. Dean & Britta "You Turned My Head Around" Back Numbers
37. Maria Taylor "Smile and Wave" Lynn Teeter Flower
36. They Might Be Giants "The Mesopotamians" The Else
35. Rocket Punch "Better Lives" Blood on the Ukelele
34. The Passerines "The Gun" The Passerines EP
33. Annemarie "Wonderboy" ABC on TV
32. Mirah "Green Up Time" Play
31. Colin Clary "Thank You (For Making Me Slow Dance)" Apocalypse Yow!
30. Draco and the Malfoys "Slytherin Pride" Party Like You're Evil
29. Camera Shy "Ideas of the Absent-Minded" Ideas of the Absent-Minded EP
28. The Pipettes "Dance and Boogie" We Are the Pipettes (American version)
27. The Postmarks "Goodbye" The Postmarks
26. Midtown Dickens "Tetris" Oh Yell!
25. Best Friends Forever "Handpocket" Romance Conflict Adventure
24. Of Montreal "The Past Is a Grotesque Animal" Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Well, that's it. See you around, maybe.
Here's the show, all 3 and a half hours of it.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Harry and the Potters "The Human Hosepipe" Daytrotter Session
Young Marble Giants "Music For Evenings" Colossal Youth
Colin Clary & the Magogs & Friends "Good Vibrations" You Already Have Way Too Many CD-Rs
Brian Jonestown Massacre "If Love Is the Drug, Then I Want to O.D." Zero EP
The Lil' Hospital "Summer Reading" I Wanna Be Well
The Pipettes "It Hurts to See You Dance So Well" We Are the Pipettes
Cars Can Be Blue "Doctor" Happy Happy Birthday To Me Vol. 4
The Afternoon Naps "Postcard" Sunbeamed
Kiddo "'Til My Face Turns Blue" Okay Sweetheart
Kiddo "About You" Okay Sweetheart
Moonbabies "Dancing In the Sky" At the Ballroom
Jens Lekman "Into Eternity" Night Falls Over Kortedala
Benjamin Gibbard "Indian Summer" About A Son Soundtrack
The Pipettes "Pull Shapes" We Are the Pipettes
ShiSho "Punk Rawk Boy" Demo
Ash "Angel Interceptor" 1977
Sloan "Bells On" Twice Removed
Poison Control Center "The Thinker" A Collage of Impressions
Minibosses "Castlevania" Brass
Atom and His Package "Mind Playin' Tricks On Me" Atom and His Package
Grade Grubbers "Leaf Pile" Let's Kiss to Make It Real
The Icicles "Fall Day" Arrivals & Departures
Yo La Tengo "Autumn Sweater (remixed by Kevin Shields)" Prisoners of Love
The Mathletes "Ghost" Own Other People's Songs
The Boyish Charms "Drippy Ice Chests" Nothing Spectacular Awaits
The Whomping Willows "In Which Draco and Harry Secretly Want to Make Out" Welcome to the House of Awesome
Potterwatch "Moaning Myrtle" Live on Boogiepop
The Helper T-Cells "I Live In an Unstable Graham Cracker House" More Odd-Toe Ungulates and Nose-Rubbing Shrubs
The Helper T-Cells "Hay Is For Horses" More Odd-Toe Ungulates and Nose-Rubbing Shrubs
Thurston Moore "Frozen Gtr" Trees Outside the Academy
Ivy League "Crown of Love" London Bridges EP
The Arcade Fire "My Body Is a Cage" Neon Bible
Weezer "Surf Wax America (live)" Weezer (blue album reissue)
Cub "Magic 8 Ball" Box of Hair
Go Sailor "Together Forever In Love" Go Sailor
Junior Varsity "So Great" Bam Bam Bam!
Dressy Bessy "Hangout Wonderful" California EP
Red Pony Clock "Pushed to Be Righteous" Happy Happy Birthday To Me Vol. 4
The Blow "Get Around" Parentheses EP
All Girl Summer Fun Band "Becky" The Way Things Change Vol. 6 7"
The Hot Toddies "HTML" Smell The Mitten
The Smiths "Asleep" Louder Than Bombs
Beat Happening "Indian Summer" Jamboree
Electronic Happy Girl Click and Pop "Sunrise" Hospital, Hospital, Here I Come
Tullycraft "Pop Songs Your New Boyfriend's Too Stupid to Know About" Old Traditions, New Standards
Harry and the Potters "Save Ginny Weasley From Dean Thomas" Power of Love
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
One more show left. Even if I do come back on the air later, it might be the last episode of Boogiepop ever. It's just weird because I thought Boogiepop would be more profound... hence the pretentious intro. But no. It stopped being profound after I talked on the air with my own voice instead of using only the computer-synthesized voices to talk. Remember when I only used the computer-synthesized voices exclusively? Yeah.
Right now, I don't know if I can think of anything better with which to replace Boogiepop. Last year, I was thinking about doing a show called "Pop Songs Your New Boyfriend's Too Stupid to Know About", but I thought the idea of naming a college radio show after a song was too cliche.
I don't know. If I can't think of anything better than what I've been doing lately, I probably have no business doing a show again.
Anyway, here's today's show for download:
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007
The Helper T-Cells "A Formal Introduction" More Odd-Toe Ungulates and Nose-Rubbing Shrubs
Cheese On Bread "Sexy Anarchist Boy" The Search For Colonel Mustard
The Afternoon Naps "The Sun Ain't the Same" Sunbeamed
BOAT "A Phone That Rings For Free" Let's Drag Our Feet!
Jens Lekman "Your Beat Kicks Back Like Death" SC100
Patton Oswalt "The Dukes of Hazzard" Werewolves and Lollipops
Patton Oswalt "Alternate Earth" Werewolves and Lollipops
Harvey and Felix "America Will Punch You" Farm Aid
Thurston Moore "Honest James" Trees Outside the Academy
Saturday Looks Good to Me "Spiderbite" Cold Colors
Trembling Blue Stars "The Tenth of Always" The Last Holy Writer
Bears "The Worst Part" Summer Tour EP
Baby Calendar "Live Underwater" Happy Happy Birthday To Me Vol. 4
Jens Lekman "A Postcard to Nina" Night Falls Over Kortedala
The High Water Marks "Polar" Polar
The Moldy Peaches "Jorge Regula" The Moldy Peaches
The Brunettes "Brunettes Against Bubblegum Youth" Structure & Comestics
The Go! Team "Doing It Right" Proof of Youth
The Go! Team "Bull in the Heather" Bull in the Heather single
True Love Always "I've Got a Crush On You" When Will You Be Mine?
The Hot Toddies "Sugar Daddy" Smell The Mitten
The Icicles "La Ti Da" Arrivals & Departures
Cars Can Be Blue "Doctor" Happy Happy Birthday To Me Vol. 4
The Blow "Come On Petunia" Poor Aim: Love Songs
Normandie Wilson "Happy to Be a Grown-Up" Glitter Patter
Tullycraft "Sweet" Old Traditions, New Standards