Wednesday, March 31, 2004

sekiden... i wish i had remembered to ask them what that name means

The Sekiden/Kiddo show ruled! Kiddo was great (as usual), and Sekiden just rocked!

Speaking of that, I reviewed the new Sekiden record, too, and that's featured on Mundane Sounds today. Click here to go directly to it.

I talked to Simon, their singer/guitarist for a lengthy period of time. I wish I had brought a tape recorder. I could have had an interview. I told him that I reviewed the new album and compared them to Ash and asked him if he felt insulted, and he said that he liked Ash, so that's okay. We also talked about video games. I brought up that Game Boy program that you can make music with (the one that they used for the first few seconds of a song on their latest album), and then we just ended up talking about video games. They play a lot of Game Boy on the road. He said that Seja (their female singer/keyboardist) is a "Tetris demon" and no one can score higher than her. She said that the most lines she's gotten on the marathon Tetris game is 250. That's astronomical! As for Simon, he's been playing a lot of Mario Kart Advance.

Simon is into emulation. He made a good point that since that Game Boy thing is on a game cartridge, it could be emulated. Hm... I wonder if the ROM is lurking in some darkened corner of the Internet somewhere. I guess I'll have to find the name of that program and do a search.

Kiddo is recording their new album next month. Christian said he forgot to send the new song. Well, I guess I don't blame him since he's been gearing up for that little tour they're going to be on for the next few days. They're actually playing with Sekiden on their next few dates.

I want to go on tour, too!

I guess I should stop playing video games and start writing some songs!

Simon said that lately he's just been playing too many video games and they keep him from getting work done. Somehow, it's reassuring to see an indiepopstar have this same problem as me and somehow function in spite of it.

Next show I'm going to is probably going to be I am the World Trade Center at the Beachland on the 15th. I might see Mirah in Pittsburgh on the 8th, but I'm not sure if I can make it.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

the answers to questions that nobody asked

Hey... I'm thinking of starting another Angelfire site. One for this show. Maybe not a full-blown one like the last site I did, but I'd love to post a Frequently Asked Questions page that people can refer to for basic information about the show. Stuff like, "What was wrong with your old show, why did you change time slots, and why do you fly off the handle whenever someone mentions your old show, you fucking quitter?" or "Where did you get the name, 'Boogiepop Does Not Smile', from?" I just want to make it really clear what this show is about and make it clear why it was necessary to end that other show.

So, do you have any questions you'd like me to answer? Click the comments link below, tell me what question(s) you have, and I'll put it on the FAQ page. Or if I actually don't get around to starting the FAQ page, I'll just post an answer in this blog.

Any takers?

smitten with the smittens

My review of the Smittens CD is featured on Mundane Sounds today. Click here to go directly to the review.

Monday, March 29, 2004

sarah, plain and tall

I understand that there's a book called Sarah, Plain and Tall, but this post has nothing to do with that book, which I've never read.

Instead, I just wanted to bring to your attention this really good band called Sarah, Plain and Tall that I just happened to find by clicking on a link in the Indie Pages link section. Very cute. Female vocals. And they cover "Skittish As Me" by the Softies!

Set your CD drives to burn!

it was a french kiss conspiracy when you decided to kiss me

Remember Churchbuilder?

Remember that brash statement I made a few posts down when I called Patrick Carney a traitor to indiepop?

Well, I was wondering if Denise Grollmus was still doing music. It doesn't look like she is. :(

She is writing from the Akron Beacon-Journal. Check this little nugget out.

I wonder if she'll ever get back into music.

As for Erin Carracher, she seems to have dropped off the face of the Earth. I see that she also did vocals for a band called Kinski Spiral for a while, but it doesn't look like she was on their latest recording. Check out this for more info about that band.

I last saw Gabe Fulvimar in June of last year at a show at the Symposium (New Grenada was playing, and I had no idea beforehand that he'd be there). He was playing in some sucky band. I can't even remember their name.

But the worst just might be drummer BJ Barbieri. He's now in a band called Waiting For Evangeline, and they play *GASP* emo music! Yuck!

It's a fucking shame.

Go look at the Churchbuilder site and read the bio. The last paragraph really gets me...

"it's been a short time since we first started playing together. the band is more than music, it embodies childhood friendship, love, and most of all, the akron new wave spirit. we hope the band can carry on the forgotten history of akron's music heritage - from devo to the waitresses to tin huey - it is our city where the unpretentious underground movement of new wave started. Though that was long ago, we can still feel the music in the air, and now we want to give something back. thanks to everyone we know... we love you all. and remember, we're for akron!"

If I'm going to sell out, I at least want to sell out while doing indiepop!

Now if only I can locate the muse that I lost when I was a teenager... then I can start rocking this motherfucking place!


I don't really have anything to say in reflection of the show today.

I just realized that the Icicles song might not be that new. Shit. Still, it's new to me.

Really, anything I'd want to tell you now is in all the posts that I made in between this week's show and last week's show.

I did have Weezer pulled, but I decided to lay off it for this week.

Just go marvel at the website for the Twilight.

No, I don't know how or why they got him to be their drummer. I just got an e-mail from them this morning with a link to the new song and instructions to check out the site. So, I haven't known about it much longer than you have.

And go check out Mundane Sounds. Keep checking it daily because I've got a couple more reviews soon to be posted there.

That's it. I just wish I had another 30 minutes to do my show today. Then it would have been perfect. :(

Oh, and I sound awkward when I talk. At this rate, I won't be able to sell out. The show is still worse off than it was when I didn't say anything on the air.

Maybe I'll see you at the Kiddo/Sekiden/Coffinberry/Bishop Allen show at the Beachland tomorrow night.

playlist for March 29, 2004

set 1 (9:06-9:59)

Moldy Peaches "Lucky Number Nine (video version)" Unreleased Cutz and Live Jamz
Pants Yell! "Song For Architects" Our Horse Calls
The Flower Machine "In the Glow" Chalk Dust Dream of the Tea Cozy Mitten Company
Camera Obscura "Eighties Fan" Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi
The Brian Jonestown Massacre "When Jokers Attack" And This Is Our Music
The Color Bars "The Last Time I Felt Alive" Making Playthings
Mirah "Archipelago" you think it's like this but really it's like this
Luna "Crazy People" Lunapark
Breezy Porticos "My Biplane" Keep It Crisp
Harry and the Potters "Save Ginny Weasley" Harry and the Potters
Kenickie "Can I Take U 2 the Cinema?" In Your Car
Chester Copperpot "Whine, Women and Song" The Kings of Kirby
Ash "Lost In You" 1977
Sekiden "Pinball Summer" Junior Fiction
Kiddo "Flea Market Day" SVL Session 12/10/03
Kiddo "The New Song" Live at WRUW Studio-A-Rama '03

set 2 (10:10[?]-11:00)

Ladytron "Blue Jeans 2.0" Softcore Jukebox
Dewey Decimator "Late Night Booty Call" Kittridge Records presents Homemade Hits V. 1
Applied Communication "Kangaroo" Africa Baby, Yeah Yeah Yeah
Cristina "What's a Girl To Do" Softcore Jukebox
Lil Pocket Knife "Disco Dancer" Pants Control
Harry and the Potters "Problem Solving Skillz" Harry and the Potters
The Smittens "Army of Pop Kids" Gentlefication Now!
The Icicles "The Lovescopes Theme Song" download it from
Awesome Animal Ambulance "Count On Us" This Is Sour--Lemon Peel
The Twilight "I've Got Something to Say"
The Twilight "Where I'm Going to Be" (not officially released yet)
Lesley Gore "She's a Fool" The Best of Lesley Gore
International House of Karen "Tell Me Momma" Patty Duke Fanzine #2 7"
Snoozer "Winterclothes" Winter Stops All Sound
Sekiden "Pulsewidth" Junior Fiction
Kiddo "Rollerskating Girl" Live at WRUW Studio-A-Rama '03


one of the most important things ever to happen in the history of cleveland music

Okay, stop whatever you're doing right now and go to the website for the band, The Twilight. I'm not kidding. You really have to see this. Something amazing has happened! Just go and look, dammit!

If you've been a fan of mine since I've done the other show and you don't appreciate and/or understand the significance of what you see when you go to the website, well... you're a fucking poseur. Those with wisdom will see and understand that there is occasion for celebration.

In other Twilight news, I have a new song by them to play this morning. They don't have a link to it on their website yet, but I have it. And it's a good one! You'll like it.

Sunday, March 28, 2004

haiku music reviews!

I was just using Google to see if I could actually buy a Pancakes full-length CD, and Darla has one in their catalog. Yay!

But that's not the focus of this post.

While I was searching, I came across this link.

It's haiku music reviews of a bunch of records from the Temple University newspaper website. Here are the highlights:

All Girl Summer Fun Band "All Girl Summer Fun Band" (K)

If Hello Kitty
Decided to start a band,
It'd be this quartet.

Yeah, that's so true right there.

Heavenly "Heavenly Vs. Satan" (K)

With great bonus tracks,
This indie pop masterpiece
got even better.

The Pancakes "Flying in the Blue Sky On a Frying Pan" (Elefant)

Hong Kong woman sings
Insanely over two chords
This is twee as fuck!

I wish I could have a button to wear that says "Twee as fuck". It would go over better than the "Fuck Me I'm Twee" button that I got when the station got the last Tullycraft album.

I found this on another page, too:

Camera Obscura "Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi" (Andmoresound)

Belle, Sebastian,
and Camera Obscura
Like PB&J.

If that's true, then why do I like Camera Obscura, but not Belle & Sebastian?

I think those are the highlights. I guess they received an excess of CDs back in 2001, so they compensated by doing short haiku reviews of CDs over winter break. I think those were the only ones worth seeing.

And that Pancakes CD they reviewed is the one available on Darla.


Oh yeah, I should warn y'all that on this week's show, I'm giving away tickets for the Sekiden/Kiddo show at the Beachland this Tuesday (March 30). I don't know how many of you care, but I thought I should give you a heads up.

That reminds me... I never got that new Kiddo song that Christian said he was going to send me. :( I have no idea what happened with that.

Anyway, you should go to the show. Sekiden rules! They sound like what Ash would have sounded like with Moog synths and a female vocalist. And Kiddo doesn't play out as much as they used to. You might not get another chance to see them again soon.

Saturday, March 27, 2004

the icicles

I just remembered to put up a link for the Icicles. Go to their page. They have an MP3 for a new track called "The Lovescopes Theme Song". It's really good. I think it sounds a lot like the way Cub would sound if they had an organ.

Oh, and if anyone from the Twilight sees this, if you still don't have a band for that show at Pat's in May, you should try getting the Icicles. They rule! And a lot of the Cleveland indie rock DJs have played them. Not just me! So, it would be really good if you could get them because people might actually show up to see them.

I just wanted to say that here in case I forget to e-mail the Twilight about it.

Anyway, the Icicles rule, so you really need to go and see their site and listen to that song.

when jokers attack

Well, this is kind of funny...

Thursday night, I went to the station right after my last class, and Mike, one of the metal DJs (actually, he doesn't have a show right now) told me that he likes Ladytron. That's not the funny thing. I already knew that he liked some things that weren't metal. No, what was funny was that when he searched for stuff about Ladytron online, he found their music videos... on!

They had the videos for "Blue Jeans" (actually, "Blue Jeans 2.0" from Softcore Jukebox), "Seventeen", and "Playgirl". My favorite of the three was "Seventeen" just because there's some crazy stuff going on in that video.

So, after seeing those videos, I thought, "If they have Ladytron on, I wonder what else they might have."

And surprisingly, they had the latest video from the Brian Jonestown Massacre ("When Jokers Attack"). It's very cool. Cool Chick #59 went through the roof when I showed it to her the next day. They went all out for that video. They came up with a real concept and everything. Oh, and if you hate Anton as a person, but you like BJM's music, you'll be happy to know that Anton doesn't appear in the video at all. It's just a weird psychedlic mishmash of some woman holding a guitar and lip-synching to the song and some religious artifacts.

They had quite a few other videos by some of the bigger indie bands. Some of them are full-length videos, while others are just 30-second clips. They have the whole video for "New Resolution" by Azure Ray. They also have this really awesome live video of Pavement doing "Range Life". Plus, live video of Brassy from back when they didn't suck (let's face it, that new album was probably the biggest disappointment of 2003, followed closely by the latest Dandy Warhols album). They had "Please" by Apples In Stereo, but that's just one of the short clips. A short clip of "Girl You Shout" by Dressy Bessy is on there, too, but we all have the DVD that came with the latest Dressy Bessy album, so that doesn't matter (it has the full video on there).

They have Saint Etienne, but those are only short clips. Fuck! And they have "Lucky Number Nine" by the Moldy Peaches, but that's only a clip, too. Double fuck!

Oh, and if you want to see Patrick Carney (that local traitor to indiepop) playing drums, they do have a little clip of the Black Keys, too.

Other stuff on the site that you may find interesting, but I don't endorse: Rainer Maria (full-length videos), Mates of State (clip), Death Cab For Cutie (full-length), Deathray Davies (clip), New Pornographers (clips).

And that's not even all the indie stuff. Go look for yourself if you have a pretty good Internet connection.

While I'm posting, I guess I'll give you an idea of what to expect for Monday's show...

You'll hear Ladytron. I hope you don't hate Ladytron.

Elizabeth told me on Friday that Bent Crayon had one copy of the first Camera Obscura album left (the one I've been playing stuff from is their second). So, I did get it, which means you'll be hearing older Camera Obscura this Monday.

I did actually get the Color Bars CD. You'll hear that, too.

And that's all that I'm going to give away.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

radio dj/music journalist

Here's a little known fact about me... Not only am I a college radio DJ, I'm also a music reviewer. That gives me even more indie cred than you thought I had before.

So, I just started writing for this music website called Mundane Sounds. It's kind of like Pitchfork, but not as hipsterish. Oh, they do cover a lot of post-rock and some other trendy shit, but they do have a very good attitude toward indiepop (except their head editor seemed to hate the Moldy Peaches album). And if they were hipsters, they wouldn't let me write for them. I'm not a real hipster.

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you, that they just posted a couple of my reviews. Today, they featured my review of Harry and the Potters (click here to directly go to that review), and yesterday, they featured my review of Lil Pocket Knife (go here if you want to read that).

While I'm at it, I've also reviewed stuff for a print zine called Bee's Knees which recently started a web zine offshoot. I've reviewed for their 19th issue, and the 20th issue, which is supposed to come out soon. Some of the reviews that I did before the 20th issue are on the Bee's Knees site, and you can go here if you want to access them directly.

I still have a few copies of the 19th issue. Candy, if you're reading this, I need to give you a copy the next time I see you. You'll definitely want to see it because it has interviews with AGSFB and the Blow. That interview with the AGSFB isn't as interesting as my interview, though. My interview RULED!

I'd love to be able to ask some other indiepopstars what their views on the nature of the universe and the meaning of life are. Maybe I should do that the next time Dressy Bessy comes to town.

Oh, and I should add that the reviews are done under my real name. I actually would have started going by my real name after changing the show, but there are three other people at the station with the same first name as me.

Okay, go ahead and read the reviews, now.

And if anyone from the Free Times or Scene reads this (yeah fucking right, like they'd notice my show and this site), I'm totally open to selling out.

I need a job after college, too, so if anyone else wants me to sell out (any non-profit or talk radio station?), I'm also open to selling out that way. Actually, I've graduated, and I'd be open to dropping out of grad school if I could get a job, too.

Okay, that's really it.

post-show debriefing

I know. This is soooo late. And I don't have a good excuse for not doing this sooner. I just haven't felt like posting because I've been playing a lot of this new video game that I just got. I sold a bunch of used CDs that I've been meaning to sell, and one of the things that I got in exchange was NCAA Football 2003 for the Playstation.

It's been a shitload of fun to play. I'm not a real jock and don't take sports too seriously, but it's always interesting to see the Division 1-A college football ranking system in action. It's so fucked up. I just don't get it at all.

Anyway, one of the really cool things about that game is that you can create your own school team. So, I created a Cleveland State football team. Again, I'm not a jock, and I understand that college sports divert funds badly needed for education and the arts, but I think it would be great if CSU had a football team. CSU doesn't have a lot of prestige, and I have to admit that our great college radio station isn't really enough to totally put the school on the map. I'm tired of being a basketball school. Basketball just isn't as cool as football. Football is more exciting to watch. So, I think we'd get more recognition if we had a football team. Of course, it won't happen soon because CSU (and most other Ohio schools) are hurting for money, and the state just keeps cutting funding for education, causing tuition to rise. Argh! Who the fuck keeps electing Taft and all these goddamn Republicans?

But I digress. I made up my own videogame version of a CSU football team and got them all the way up to #6 and Middle American Conference champs (and Motor City Bowl champs) in their first season. They were undefeated, too. In the second season, though, we've lost a couple to higher-ranked teams (1st place Texas and 2nd place Tennessee), probably because I put the game's difficulty setting at the next highest level, I lost a lot of important star players to graduation, and we have a more challenging schedule. Anyway, it's the middle of the second season, and now they're #11 or 12 (can't remember which).

Oh, and I should also mention that I made it so that Pitt is CSU's official rival, although I wonder if I should have made it be Ohio State or Toledo instead.

And yes, the CSU team does play in Browns Stadium (or a close approximation of it, at least).

Now that's motherfucking fantasy football!

So, now I should talk about the show...

OMIGOD! _ speaks?! Yeah. But don't get the impression that the station management forced me to speak. It didn't get to that point. One of the executive staff people said that I'm probably doing a disservice to the bands that I play by not telling people their names so they can check out their recordings and see them if they come to town. And that's true. I do play some things that other shows in town don't play (how many shows do you know of that play Harry and the Potters?), so people may not realize what they're hearing. I would think that more people would have been able to come to this site and look at the playlist, though. Maybe my listenership is only in the double-digits now. Or people just didn't think my show was special enough for them to make the effort to check out my website when they were able to get to a computer.

Oh, and someone called after the show and wondered why I said, "We all do, shut the hell up!" at the end of the show. Well, I don't know if the microphone picked it up, but Eric (the guy who comes on after me) said, "I liked it better when you didn't talk!" He later said he was joking, but I don't care. I totally agree. I wish I didn't have to talk. I could have played a couple more songs if I hadn't talked. And remember that Pancakes song? By just hearing me announce the song, you didn't realize that she wasn't singing to an ATM. You found that out when you came to the site and saw the song title. I think I had a good thing going. I wish more people had responded and commented on this site here. If we had gotten one of the comment links up into the hundreds, I could have made the argument that enough people see the site for me to not have to come on the air. I hope that people weren't just lurking here and not posting.

Oh, and someone said that I should have the "synthesized babe voice" give full reviews of every song. Believe me, I would LOVE to do that, or at least have the voice announce the songs over the air. But if I want to have the voice say anything over the air, I have to produce it before the show. I can't do it during the show because we don't have an Internet-ready computer rigged to go over the board in main air.

Oh, and I wonder if this "Underdog in Underoos" is part of this "Underwear Underground" featured in Scene. Personally, I'm revolted to have an undiesonlyclub hipster listening to my show. I only desire the listenership of total geeks! Geeks rule! I want to marry a geek when I grow up!

Speaking of geeks... I guess I have to answer for Weezer. I'm surprised that I played them, too. But I did. I was into "alternative rock" when I was younger, and I totally ate up Weezer's album when it came out (while I was in middle school). So, tell me how the fuck they went from that to becoming known as an emo band. Their music hasn't changed significantly since their first album, except it got shittier and shittier over the years. I think they hit the sophomore slump with Pinkerton and just never recovered. Does this mean that any generic indie rock-sounding shit gets considered as emo now? Argh!

But anyway, a couple of months ago, I was listening to the DGC Rarities album a couple of months ago (probably because I wanted to hear the track where Sloan does those couple of Eric's Trip covers... and that Teenage Fan Club song on there is the only song by them that I really like), and "Jamie" came on. Instead of changing the track at disgust because I didn't want to have anything to do with emo, I let it play and I realized something. If Weezer never had the career they did, and the blue album just came out on an indie label today, Weezer would be considered indiepop. They've definitely got the pronounced '60s pop rock influence.

If only they hadn't gotten that major label deal right off. Maybe they would have been a better band.

So, I saw the blue album reissue in our new CDs section, and I tried it, and the unreleased tracks sound pretty good. That was a great version of "Undone" that I played on the latest show. So unprofessional, but the inherent catchiness of the song was still there.

I loved "Undone" while I was in middle school, by the way. The lyrical content is just so ridiculous, and I just caught onto that.

Oh, and if someone says they want your band to be the next Weezer... that's bad only because they shouldn't force your band to be something it's not.

Finally... I'll probably play more Lesley Gore in the future. She's an ancestor to twee music, so that's why it's good to listen to her.

Someone called and said it was cool that I began the show with the original version of "Look of Love" and then ended it with AGSFB's cover. You know what? I've been doing shit like that for a long time (beginning a show with a certain song and then ending it with a cover or alternate version) and no one had noticed or commented it before then.

Monday, March 22, 2004

playlist for March 22, 2004

set 1 (9:06-9:55)

Lesley Gore "Look of Love" The Best of Lesley Gore
Katie the Pest "What Color Are You?" Kittridge Records presents Homemade Hits V. 1
Denise James "No More Goodbyes" It's Not Enough to Love
Le Coupe "Everything I Do (4-track version)" Just For a Day
Camera Obscura "A Sisters Social Agony" Underachievers Please Try Harder
Pants Yell! "Your Favorite Fairgrounds" Songs For Siblings
The Smittens "I Hate Vermont" Gentlefication Now!
Mirah/Ginger Brooks Takahashi "The Knife Thrower" Songas From the Black Mountain Music Project
Lil Pocket Knife "Disco Dancer" Pants Control
Applied Communications "Kangaroo" Africa Baby, Yeah Yeah Yeah
Ciccone Youth "Into the Groove" The Whitey Album
Elliott the Letter Ostrich "we do all we can, the best we can and await the results" Motocross Be Thy Name
Harry and the Potters "The Dark Lord Lament" Harry and the Potters
Snoozer "Me More" Kittridge Records presents Homemade Hits V. 1
Sportique "Requiem For the Avant-Garde" Communique No. 9
Chester Copperpot "I never dreamed I'd mow lawns for a living" The Kings of Kirby
Marzipan featuring Strong Bad "Sensitive to Bees" Strong Bad Sings

set 2 (10:06-10:31)

Pancakes "Etienne" Sofa #1: Falling and Laughing
Rose Melberg "Cupid" Rose Melberg/Magpies split 7"
Rocketship "Hey Hey Girl" Pop American Style
Going Stagg "Breathe" Kittridge Records presents Homemade Hits V. 1
Sekiden "S-T-A-Y" Junior Fiction
Cub "Howard" Pop American Style
Weezer "Susanne" Blue Album (Deluxe Edition)
32-Bit Handhelds "Woodchuck to Gray Squirrel" 32-Bit Handhelds
All Girl Summer Fun Band "Becky" 2

set 3 (10:34-11:00)

The Frogs "(Thank God I Died In) The Car Crash" It's Only Right and Natural
The Frogs "We Can Stop the War" Made Up Songs #1, 6
The Flower Machine "Why Not Stop and Have Some Tea" The Flower Machine
Pants Yell! "Onward Sailboat" Songs For Siblings
The Mosquitoes "Teenage Frustration" Kittridge Records presents Homemade Hits V. 1
Weezer "Undone-The Sweater Song (Previously Unreleased Kitchen Tapes)" Blue Album (Deluxe Version)
Dressy Bessy "Jenny Come On" Pink Hearts, Yellow Moons
Red Go Cart "Maybe, it is a Song" Just For a Day
All Girl Summer Fun Band "Look of Love" (unreleased, Internet-only)


Tuesday, March 16, 2004

color bars

I just went to the website for the Color Bars to hear what I (and everyone else) will be missing tonight thanks to the show. And those sample MP3s sound sooo good! Fuck!

I might end up buying their CD.

bad news, more lost works of jeff mangum (a.k.a. the prototypical male), and a lost work of sonic youth

Good news and bad news.

First, the bad news. The Twilight show at the Beachland tonight has been cancelled. The Color Bars (the headliners) are stuck in PA, and the Beachland said that the snow would keep everyone away tonight.

I would have gone. I would have braved the snow for a fish sandwich, some fries, and a heaping helping of Twilight!

I doubt anyone will see this entry before tonight, though. Fuck.

Good news... The site has added a couple more demos. They added Invent Yourself a Shortcake (the first self-released NMH cassette) and some other demo.

Also, some website has Sonic Youth's 4-Tunna Brix EP up in MP3 form. First three tracks are Fall covers, last track is a Kinks cover. DJ Master LS will want to download this with all speed.

Anyone ever go to that largeheartedboy site link to the right? That's where I found out about this stuff. That guy posts some stuff to download every day. I don't care for a lot of it, but some of it is gold.

Okay, I might have more stuff to say later. Don't forget to tune in tomorrow night from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. when I play the uncensored version of "Disco Dancer" again.

Monday, March 15, 2004


Not much to say...

I hope we all learned that disco sucks, but "Disco Dancer" is good because it's not a real disco song (it's electroclash).

The Twilight are playing tomorrow night at the Beachland. I'm going.

I just learned that Of Montreal is playing at the Beachland on April 20th. That's 4/20 for all you potheads... as well as Hitler-worshipping assholes (it's Hitler's birthday/the anniversary of Columbine).

Go look at Tiny Sepuku. It's cute.

I think the prog rock guy who called on Wednesday night is trying to torment me. Some guy called asking for prog rock today. I guess I shouldn't answer the phone for the next couple of weeks. Or ever again.

I meant to play "Cutie Pie", not "Brooklyn Phone Call" to end the show. Fuck. "Brooklyn Phone Call" is a beginning song, and not a closing song at all.

Oh, and someone called to say that they heard the word "fuck" on the air. I'm not sure what part it was. Maybe the Dear Nora song. I wasn't listening because I was dealing with the prog rock fucker. I hope it wasn't a conservative asshole who called to say that. Go ahead and complain to the university and the FCC, assholes! If you do and I lose my show, I'll kill myself. But I'll make sure to do it on your front step so you'll have to be traumatized by the sight of my bloody corpse and clean up the mess! How do you like that?!

No, I'm being melodramatic. Nothing like that will happen... I think. I've heard a DJ (I'm not going to name names here) get away with playing a song where the singer said "fuck" over and over again. During the day. I was amazed.

No Homestar Runner today. I didn't find the CD until late in the show. Hopefully, I'll have it next week for y'all.

And I'll remind you one more time that I'll be on the air Wednesday night/early Thursday morning from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

That's it for now.

playlist for March 15, 2004

Keep reloading this page during the show and good things will happen...

set 1 (9:02-9:28)

Dead Milkmen "Bitchin' Camaro" Big Lizard In My Backyard
Neutral Milk Hotel "Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone" Beauty
Pants Yell! "Go Big Blue" Songs For Siblings
Sinkcharmer "Down to Dollars" Stars In Winter
Camera Obscura "Books Written For Girls" Underachievers Please Try Harder
Bearsuit "On Your Special Day" I'm With Cupid
Magnetic Fields "Living In an Abandoned Firehouse With You" Distant Plastic Trees

set 2 (9:34-10:01)

Sonic Youth "NYC Ghosts & Flowers" A Kool Thing In Atlanta (6/23/00)
Deerhoof "Giga Dance" Milk Man
eX-Girl "Alabama Song" Big When Far, Small When Close
Mixel Pixel "My Animal" Rainbow Panda
Love Letter Band "Ghost Song" Even the Pretty Girls Take Medicine
The Microphones "We Squirm" Live in Japan, February 19th, 21st, and 22nd, 2003
The Microphones "My Favorite Things" Live in Japan, February 19th, 21st, and 22nd, 2003
The Microphones "Silent Night" Live in Japan, February 19th, 21st, and 22nd, 2003

set 3 (10:03-10:32)

Pas/Cal "The Bronze Beached Boys" The Handbag Memoirs
Beat Happening "Knock on Any Door" Music to Climb the Apple Tree By
Cub "She's a Sensation" Snookum Chief Powered Teenage Zit Rock Angst
Cub "They Don't" Betti-Cola
The 32-Bit Handhelds "Flight of the Veritech Fighters" The 32-Bit Handhelds
Sloan "Lemonzinger" Smeared
The Escargo-gos "Underneath the Sun" Invited to Dinner
Sekiden "Pro 30 300" Love Songs For Robots
Kiddo "New Year's Resolution Haircut" (demo) click on the exhaust, then click on the lamp (hint, hint)
The Softies "The Best Days" Winter Pageant

set 4 (10:34-11:01)

Hewas "Enclosed" Invited to Dinner
Lil Pocket Knife "Disco Dancer" Pants Control
Lil Pocket Knife "Red Hott" Pants Control
The Twilight "I've Got Something to Say"
Of Montreal "The Fading and Frozen Phallus In the Eye of a Young Brute" A Pollinaire Rave
Heavenly "And the Birds Aren't Singing" Le Jardin de Heavenly
Tracy Shedd "Living In an Abandoned Firehouse With You" 2004 Teenbeat Sampler
Dear Nora "Sad City Pt.2" Invited to Dinner
Ricky Pang "Ricky Pang's Address on the Nature of True Quality" Invited to Dinner
Shonen Knife "The Luck of the Irish" 712
All Girl Summer Fun Band "Brooklyn Phone Call" All Girl Summer Fun Band


Friday, March 12, 2004

only three more days until the next episode...

Wednesday night was okay, I guess. I wasn't totally satisfied with it. But next Wednesday will be better. I didn't totally want to be there on Wednesday because I'd been busy all day and I was somewhat tired and just wanted to play some of that Grand Theft Auto 3 for a while and then go to bed.

I think what really distressed me was that the first hour wasn't poppy enough. The first 30 minutes rocked too hard (Bikini Kill, Frumpies, classic Sonic Youth, and New Grenada). And then the next 30 minutes... I don't know. It started out on a high note with the Blow ("Love will fuck you up!"), but then I played those two Dub Narcotic Sound System songs laden with the word "fuck" ("Fuck Me Up" and "Fuck Shit Up"). Oh, and I actually faded out "Fuck Me Up" early... I hadn't really listened to it before, and I noticed that maybe it was getting into the realm of obscenity. I hope no Christian conservatives were listening at that point. People have actually been making complaints to the university about our safe harbor programming (that's the time between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. when we can air "indecent" material), so I hope that none of the assholes pulling that shit were listening at that point. Anyway, after that I played MC Honky ("3 Turntables and 2 Microphones"), a Lil Pocket Knife song ("A.D.D."), and some weird British woman singing about some sort of British food I've never heard of.

And around that point, some guy called to say that I was playing "weird" stuff, and that I should play Zappa. At that point, I got really freaked out. I didn't want to go there at all, and I certainly wouldn't want to give someone the impression that I would be the type of person to play weird stuff and go there. So, I decided to just play strict indie pop, but then I was having trouble thinking of things to play, and that pretty much lasted until the end of the show. One bit of trouble that I have is that I sometimes forget about all the bands I like while I'm doing a show. It's no problem for new releases because we have a section with all the new stuff together, but once it's old and in the regular library, well... You know how you get whenever you go into a record store to look for things and you forget what all you want to look for if you don't write it down. I guess it's like that.

And then whatever I do remember, I'm afraid to play it because I don't want to overplay it.

I'm weird.

But not into weird music.

I actually did go on the air after that guy called to say that some guy called to say that I was playing weird stuff and I didn't want to give the impression that I was into weird stuff and willing to play prog rock, so I was just going to go strictly pop.


Just tune in next week because I got my Bill Hicks CDs back, plus copies of ones I didn't have.

And, Cassettefest? Well, this bit of egotistical propaganda from the Black Cabbage e-mailing list says it all:

Black Cabbage, producers of SALT FLAP through their patented Duo-Bass Method, completely swept the competition out the door in today's episode of WCSB 89.3 FM's CassetteFest with overwhelmingly top ratings from both the on-air judges and station listeners alike!

Coming in at the end of an episode full of boring takes on goth
techno, fratboys doing acoustic covers of Misfits songs, and a very professional-sounding take on twee indie pop, the competition was indeed fierce, but it was clear from the start of Black Cabbage's 10-minute entry that all others coming before it could instantly be forgotten.

Garnering a unanimous perfect score of "10"s between the two
CassetteFest judges, "_" and Jasmine, and another unanimous nearly-perfect score of "9"s amongst the the on-air listener call-ins, Black Cabbage's entry was clearly the favored entry in the day's randomly-selected group of offerings.

Eh... I thought Junkyard Todd (the "very professional-sounding take on twee indie pop") was good, though. But it's not really twee. I don't know. I thought that twee was cuter than that. That doesn't matter, though. I didn't instantly forget about that entry after hearing Black Cabbage. It was good, but it was a little disappointing because he didn't make a skit out of his entry like he did for the last Cassettefest.

But yes, everything else in that episode was boring and sucky.

I'm starting to wonder if I should have given Black Cabbage that 10. It sounds like it went straight to their heads. ^_^

I'm kidding, please don't think that I hate you.

Oh... something interesting is that people have actually been saying that last week's Cassettefest was better than this week. They're like, "Sure, the Southern Rock sucked, but it was interesting and made a lot of people call in."

Well, that's a response that I didn't expect.

Moving on...

The Sekiden/Kiddo show is on March 30th. Christian said that he's sending me a new Kiddo song to promote the show with. Yay! I can't wait for that to get here.

The Twilight is playing again on Tuesday at the Beachland. Just a reminder. I'm going. They're going to be so good!

Okay, two more things...

I realized that Boogiepop Does Not Smile's theme has feedback in it, too. That's the semi-collage with the monologues about population control and "Once you leave the womb, you'll never be at peace again for as long as you live". I stuck those together with feedback courtesy of the Sonic Youth Silver Session.

Finally... a response to a couple of comments.

Jes: We were all surprised to hear the Smashing Pumpkins. Including me.

As for GTA 3... I have a Playstation 2 now, and I'm not squeamish about that sort of video game ultra-violence. I think that game is an incredible techincal achievement because it allows you to go through a whole city and do unspeakable acts to people. I don't know, I just find it fun doing that sort of evil stuff that I'd never do in real life.

alantois and TOC: It's easy to keep up with the new music when you're affiliated with a radio station and the labels just send the new music there. That's not the only way that I find out about new music, but I think that's where I find out about most of it from. Just looking through the new CDs at the station.

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

volta sound/the twilight/uva ursi-friday, march 5 at pat's in the flats

Excellent show. Wonderful time. Let's start with the details.

First, I came to the door where Avril from Uva Ursi was working, and we had a little conversation about how enigmatic I was being and how I couldn't figure out what to tell people to call me. It's a real problem I have right now. Fucking identity crisis. No real bearing on the show, but I thought it would be interesting to mention that I have an identity crisis. Well, nothing too major, but branding issues can be quite important, too.

Actually, I think it would be cool to be like Sweetass Sassafras from 669 and be known by many names. Like Dr. Lance Underpants, the Chocolate Thunder, Youngstown Brown, etc. Like Jesus!

After chatting with Avril, I talked to Tim, the guitarist for Uva Ursi. He has this really cool Moog ring modulator guitar pedal. It's the kind of pedal that musicians get for each other when they're bad at expressing their emotions. I'd like to have my guitar sound like a Moog. Then I could replace Churchbuilder. I'd just need to get a Denise Grollmus-like woman to play out with me.

Uva Ursi started off the night with their Scottish-accented, female-fronted jangle pop, and they were great, as usual. I don't know why they don't get taken really seriously by the Cleveland music press. I think one recent review of their CD (in either the Free Times or Scene, can't remember which) compared them to Sheryl Crow. Um... yeah. Okay. I wonder which orifice you pulled that reference from. I think it was mainly lyrically, but I still don't think that's an apt reference.

Anyway, I was just happy to be sitting there, relaxing and sipping ginger ale, and taking in the ambience, even though I was eager to see the Twilight for the first time. I wasn't at all rooting for an abrupt end to their set.

But their set did end, and I started talking to members of the Twilight while Uva Ursi was moving their gear.

I guess I should mention that going to the show proved a suspicion that I had ever since I went to their website, which was that Ryan Hajime (ex-drummer for the Wiggins, guitarist for the Joslyns) was in the band. Just from seeing the picture on the Twilight's website, I wasn't sure if it was him because he looked just slightly different to me in that picture, and the caption referred to him as "Phoenix".

Well, just before the set, I talked with Pat, my main contact in the band, about Hajime's presence, and what he had to tell me explained why he's referred to as "Phoenix" on the website. It's not a happy story. What happened was that back in December, the bass player for the band died while on the job at a construction site. So, Hajime, who had played shows with the Twilight while in the Joslyns offered to play bass for them so the band wouldn't have to break up.

Anyway, the Twilight played a VERY awesome show. Hajime competently played the bass and it wasn't obvious that he had only been with the band for a very short time (until the end when people were shouting for one more song, but they couldn't do one more because Hajime hadn't learned any other songs). The only bad part was the first song, "Something For Your Heart", which didn't work out because the vocals and keyboard were too low. But then they switched mics and turned up the keyboard, and it was all bliss from there. They played all the songs from their website, plus a cover of "What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding" (I bet a certain someone is jealous and wishes she could have been there to witness that). Oh, and I'd like to add that their lead singer, Tony, has amazing charisma and stage presence, and he's a sexy motherfucker.

I wonder how long it's going to take before the the Twilight gets really popular. I think they have a lot of things going for them, so they will get popular and then I'll have to be an indie snob and start hating them, but still making sure to tell everyone that I listened to them before everyone knew who they were. ^_^

I didn't stay for much of the Volta Sound, and for most of the time that I did stay, I talked to Hajime and Pat. The Volta Sound is okay, but they were probably going to play forever, and I didn't feel like staying for too much longer. I can only take so much Brian Jonestown Massacre-ish stuff.

Pat told me that he's trying to get the Smittens or Cars Can Be Blue to come to Cleveland in May. That would be so cool if either one of them (or both... maybe they'd come together since they're friends and have toured together) did a show here. He actually clicked on the band links to the right. That's so cool that someone would click on those links.

OH SHIT! That reminds me. I forgot to tell you about one of the best parts. Greg Hyland, the ex-drummer from Kiddo was there. He actually heard about the Twilight through my show and had actually gone to their site to download their songs. Yay! I actually promoted a band and concert to someone without talking on the air! I didn't get to talk to Greg as much as I wanted to, though. I didn't get to ask him if he's been doing anything musical since leaving Kiddo. Oh well.

Anyway, I think that's all that I have to say about the show. I went home, played Grand Theft Auto 3 while listening to 669, and went to sleep after a while. The end.

Oh, but I do have to tell you that the Twilight are playing two shows in the next couple of weeks. Tonight (Tuesday night), they have a show at the Grog Shop opening for the Hockey Night. And Tuesday of next week (the 16th), they're opening at the Beachland for a band called the Color Bars. I can't go to tonight's show because I have an evening class that would keep me from getting there until midway into their set, but I probably will go to the one next week because that will be during my spring break.

Okay, I'm done.

debriefing pt. 2

I was really tired when I made that last post and eager to get some sleep (I had trouble sleeping the night before), so I forgot to say a few things.

First of all, let me remind you that I'll be on the air this Wednesday (tomorrow) night (and the Wednesday after that) from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. I'll probably say some things on the air. And I'll play "Disco Dancer" again, and you'll be able to hear Lil Pocket Knife use the word "motherfucker" in that song. REPRESENTING MOTHERFUCKING HALFLING RACE!

I've decided to stay silent on Monday mornings for one more week. I kind of dread speaking on the air again because it'll take time away from whatever music I have to play.

Sorry about the bad TOC joke in the last post, but I liked it because it kind of sounds like something that Strong Bad would say whenever he reads a poster's name in his e-mails.

I played more Homestar Runner/Strong Bad stuff. "Sensitive to Bees" is a really cute song.

If anyone from Asaurus Records is looking at this, I'd just like to tell you that Pants Yell! is a great band, but they should let Carly sing some more. She has a pretty good voice.

Oh, and I forget if I've mentioned that the deadline for Cassettefest has been extended. You have until Wednesday of next week to get stuff in. The address to send stuff to is:

WCSB Cassettefest 2004
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower 956
Cleveland, OH 44115

The best and worst get put onto a 2-CD set (hopefully, we'll have enough best and worst for that), and it looks like we're going to have a Cassettefest-fest in the summer at Pats in the Flats that the best/worst will be invited to play. Jasmine already has it booked, but I can't remember the date.

Is anyone going to listen Wednesday night? If someone is going to listen, I might post the playlist here.

Finally, I'd like to say it's funny that I got a noise complaint in the comments thread. I don't think I played anything especially noisy in the beginning. The Smashing Pumpkins song was too overproduced to be grating, but I guess the Sonic Youth song might have been a little too rough. That's not one of their noisiest songs, though.

Well, if you listened to the first two weeks I was in this time slot, you know I can get REALLY noisy if I want to. ^_^

And now, I'm going to write my review of the concert on Friday night...

Monday, March 08, 2004

post-show debriefing

Okay, so there were a couple of new people commenting. An "anonymous" and a "TOC". I wonder about the TOC. Is that someone's initials, or does it stand for "Table of Contents"? Did the table of contents for some book somehow come to life, get an Internet account, and listen to WCSB? I hope not. I'm not ready for sections of books to start coming to life and listening to my radio show, and I don't think the human race as a whole is ready for that sort of thing.

I love that Lil Pocket Knife song. I wonder if she really is some sort of geek, or it's just her schtick. I suspect it because the idea of a D&D geek liking to dance and move is unlikely. ^_^ That would be so cool if it wasn't just a joke, though. I wonder if she even looks like a geek. I can't find any pictures of her, though. (The album cover is a drawing.)

I never did play D&D. I played made-up RPGs close to that sort of thing in middle school (but without the dice), but that's it.

I wonder how many people shut off WCSB when they heard the Smashing Pumpkins at the beginning.

I finally played "Zzzzzzz" by the Twilight and didn't confuse it for some other song. I'll give you a review of that show, but it'll be in a different post.

Someone called to ask about the Sonic Youth song. I said it was from EVOL, and the caller said he hadn't listened to that album in 15 years. Ah, that'll make some of you feel old.

Where are the young, 20-something hipsters? The ones with glasses. Helloooo? Hip and unique radio show here!

NO! STOP THAT! YOU'RE DOING THIS FOR CALVIN! Thinking like that is dangerous.

I don't know what else to say now.

I'll be adding more links whenever I remember which ones to add.

I'm tired. Blah.

playlist for March 8, 2003

If you're new and actually checking the website during the show, please be advised that the playlist is updated live after each song is played. And feel free to comment about the songs, good or bad, by clicking the comment link right below.

set 1 (9:05-9:30)

Smashing Pumpkins "Silverfuck" Siamese Dream
Sonic Youth "In the Kingdom #19" EVOL
Brian Jonestown Massacre "Wisdom" Strung Out In Heaven
Neutral Milk Hotel "Tuesday Moon" Hype City Soundtrack
Ash "Goldfinger" 1977

set 2 (9:32-10:01)

Kiddo "Good Friend" click on the exhaust fume (that's a hint, not an album title)
Dear Nora "Round and Round" KXLU 88.9 FM Los Angeles Live Vol. 6
Cub "Who the Hell Do You Think You Are?" download here
Patterns In Paris "Lights Off" Asaurus Records EP Club #3
The Casual Dots "Evil Operations Classified" The Casual Dots
Harry and the Potters "The Wrath of Hermione" download from their site
Pants Yell! "My Boyfriend Writes Plays" Songs For Siblings
Marzipan featuring Strong Bad "Sensitive to Bees" Strong Bad Sings
The Wannadies "Come With Me (Till Things Get Better)" Before & After
The Wannadies "You And Me Song" Romeo + Juliet Soundtrack
The Diskettes "Bossa Nova Love" The Diskettes

set 3 (10:05-10:32)

Lil Pocket Knife "Disco Dancer" Pants Control
Bis "Tell It to the Kids" (live) Play Some Real Songs
Evelyn "So So Fresh" 2004 Teenbeat Sampler
what's her face (from the teen girl squad) "i think i have a chance with this guy" Strong Bad Sings
April March "Chick Habit" Lessons of April March
The Salteens "Emptyhead" KXLU 88.9 FM Los Angeles Live Vol. 6
The Twilight "Zzzzzzz"
Beauty Pageant "Hello Claire" Caroms
Chester Copperpot "Whine, Women and Song" The Kings of Kirby
Pants Yell! "Public Gardens" Songs For Siblings
Rilo Kiley "Science vs. Romance" KXLU 88.9 FM Los Angeles Live Vol. 7

set 4 (10:35-)

Lil Pocket Knife "East Coast/West Coast" Pants Control
Sinkcharmer "She Was the President" Asaurus Records EP Club #3
Beauty Pageant "Playwrite In Trouble" Very Friendly
The Smittens "Cotton Sox" Gentlefication Now!
The Smittens "Twee Valley High" Gentlefication Now!
Miss Mary "My Friend" Miss Mary/A-Lines split 7"
Of Montreal "You Feel You Must Go, Don't Go" KXLU 88.9 FM Los Angeles Live Vol. 6
In Interview "Bells" 2004 Teenbeat Sampler
Denise James "Love Has Got Me Crying Again" It's Not Enough to Love
Lil Pocket Knife "Disco Dancer" Pants Control
Strong Bad "The System Is Down" Strong Bad Sings


Friday, March 05, 2004

On my way to the Volta Sound/Uva Ursi/Twilight show in a couple hours. Maybe I'll post a review after it's over.

Notice the new format links section to the right. I wanted to add links, and I thought it would work better if I divided them into categories. So, I've divided up the links and added some new stuff.

My apologies to those who listened to this past Wednesday's episode of Cassettefest. I don't know if I could find the proper words to describe how horrible it was. Holy fucking shit! I didn't think some Southern/Classic rock band would send a piece of shit like that to Cassettefest. And following it up right after that with that shitty Green Day/Blink 182-inspired pop-punk high school band, complete with fake English accent. That killed the show. And there wasn't anything really good in that episode to redeem it.

There's some better stuff coming up, though. Keep listening.

I guess I'll remind you right now that I'm going to be on late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning (11 p.m. to 2 a.m.) subbing for Count Lupone. Tune in if you're up that late. I'll get to pull out "No Shit Rocketship" by Kiddo and whatever else strikes my fancy.


I think next week will be the last show where I'm going to remain totally silent. It was meant to be a temporary measure from the beginning, and I think it may be time for that little experiment to stop. Or maybe I'll do it for one more week after that. But since people aren't coming to the site to get educated about the show and understand what's going on, I'm going to have to go on the air and tell them soon.

I'm going to make that cart telling people that they have to come here to fully enjoy the show, so we'll see what happens after that.

But I should stop being concerned about trying to get people to pay attention to me. Every time I start to get frustrated, I need to look at this picture and remember the reason why I'm doing this. For the love of His Holiness Calvin Johnson! For the hugs from Tammy Ealom! For the cuteness! For the ability to burn all the cool new CDs! Can I hear you say "yeah"?!

For Calvin Johnson so loved the music world that he gave it his only begotten label, K Records, and released to us the indie pop that makes life worth living. Praise Calvin for the two All Girl Summer Fun Band full-lengths! Praise Calvin for Mirah! Praise Calvin for Beat Happening, the Halo Benders, and Dub Narcotic Sound System. The world is truly unworthy, but you brought it all into the world, anyway!

And praise Calvin for that sexy voice of his!

Monday, March 01, 2004

he who must not be named's final thought

Sleeping through your radio show is the pits. I sympathize with Eric.

I didn't especially want the stoppage time, but I guess it went okay today.

Oh, that reminds me. Eric says he's going to Europe for all of April, and he asked me if I want to just do his time slot. I'm not sure what I want to do. That might be too much for me. I guess I could always find some extremely long songs to play. Maybe "The Diamond Sea" by Sonic Youth or "Universe Conclusion" by the Microphones.

It figures that Eric would walk in soon after I start that epic Microphones song.

In other news, that Volta Sound/Uva Ursi/Twilight song is this Friday (March 5th). I'm so there.

I played two Twilight songs, but I didn't play Uva Ursi because I forgot my Uva Ursi stuff at home and I couldn't find the station's.

Also, I should tell you that if you have no idea who the fuck Strong Bad is (or Marzipan), you might want to go to Homestar Runner and get acquainted. Homestar Runner is this Internet cartoon site, and one of the regular features is that Strong Bad (this somewhat evil guy in a mexican wrestling mask) answers e-mail. It's funnier than it sounds.

I don't think anyone noticed the theme.

And I think that maybe people aren't coming to the site because they actually can't get to a computer when my show is on. Fuck.

Well, I didn't intend to go on like this forever.

Did anyone catch me speak on the air today. I just said the words "Stoppage time!" before the 5th set.

I can't think of anything else to say right now. Maybe I'll have something to add later.

playlist for March 1, 2004

set 1 (9:00-9:26)
Dressy Bessy "Tidy" Dressy Bessy
Neutral Milk Hotel "Synthetic Flying Machine" (a.k.a. "Up and Over", a.k.a. "King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 3") Hype City Soundtrack
The Faraway Places "City on the Ocean" Unfocus On It
The Wannadies "Skin" Before & After
Papas Fritas "Words to Sing" Helioself
The Casual Dots "Flowers" The Casual Dots
Camera Obscura "Before You Cry" Underachievers Please Try Harder

set 2 (9:29-10:01)

The Smittens "Momus, Where Are You?" Gentlefication Now!
Neutral Milk Hotel "Wood Guitar" Hype City Soundtrack
Of Montreal "You Are An Airplane" The Bird That Continues to Eat the Rabbit's Flower
Busytoby "Put in the Reel" Me, My Drums, and You
Chester Copperpot "Whine, Women and Song" The Kings of Kirby
New Grenada "Li'l Kate" Asaurus Records EP Club #2
The Twilight "Apple Pie Suburbia" Apple Pie Suburbia
Puffy AmiYumi "Invisible Tomorrow" Nice
The Electric Grandmother "96 Summers" Cassettefest Entry
Strong Bad "Trogdor" Strong Bad Sings
Strong Bad "The Cheat Is Not Dead" Strong Bad Sings

set 3 (10:05-10:30)

Requiem For Thursday "Requiem For Thursday" (excerpt) Cassettefest Entry
Sinkcharmer "Passing Freighters in the Fog" (demo) Asaurus Records EP Club #3
The Zombies "I Love You" The Singles Collection
Neutral Milk Hotel "Tea Time/Bomb Drop" Hype City Soundtrack
Harry and the Potters "The Godfather Part II" (demo)
The Microphones "I Love You So Much" Live in Japan, February 19th, 21st, and 22nd, 2003
Pas/Cal "Poor Maude" Oh Honey, We're Ridiculous

set 4 (10:33-11:00)

Neutral Milk Hotel "Piggy" Hype City Soundtrack
The Would Be Goods "Dear St. Valentine" I'm With Cupid
Annah Winfield "Whispering Worm" Invited to Dinner
All Girl Summer Fun Band "Lipsmacker Kiss" Summer of '98
The Twilight "I've Got Something to Say"
Denise James "Your Every Word" It's Not Enough to Love
The Casual Dots "I'll Dry My Tears" The Casual Dots
Shoestrings "Theme from 'Kiss Me Goodnight'" Was It Him or His Music?
Marzipan "Oh Yeah Yeah" Strong Bad Sings
Dressy Bessy "Better Luck" Dressy Bessy
Strong Bad "Let's get started on doing all those awesome things I suggested" Strong Bad Sings

stoppage time: set 5 (11:08-11:40)

Neutral Milk Hotel "Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone" Hype City Soundtrack
Cars Can Be Blue "I Like"
Britta Phillips & Dean Wareham "Moonshot (Myths of Heaven)" Sonic Souvenirs
Sinkcharmer "1904" Asaurus Records EP Club #3
Chester Copperpot "I never dreamed I'd mow lawns for a living" The Kings of Kirby
The Wannadies "Little By Little" Before & After
You Bet! "It's Love" Was It Him or His Music?
Cub "Little Surfer" Betti-Cola
Cub "My Chinchilla" Betti-Cola
Neutral Milk Hotel "Engine" Hype City Soundtrack
The Fairways "KLM Line (acoustic)" You Make Me Smile
The Microphones "Universe Conclusion" (cut) Live in Japan, February 19th, 21st, and 22nd, 2003


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