Monday, May 31, 2004

playlist for May 31, 2004

set 1 (7:06-7:30)

Death By Chocolate "If You Want to Sing Out Sing Out" Death By Chocolate
Freezepop "That Boy Is All About Fun!" Fancy Ultra-Fresh
The 32-Bit Handhelds "Flight of the Veritech Fighters" The 32-Bit Handhelds
Helen Love "Atomic Beat Boy" Radio Hits 3
Boyskout "Eye Make Up" School of Ettiquette
The Real Tuesday Weld "Someday (Never)" I, Lucifer
Magnetic Fields "If There's Such a Thing As Love" i

set 2 (7:45-8:30)

Of Montreal "Lysergic Bliss" Satanic Panic In the Attic
Tullycraft "Wild Bikini" Beat Surf Fun
The Pancakes "Etienne" Sofa #1
Kissing Book "Some Girls Don't Speak" Lines & Color
Harry and the Potters "I am a Wizard" Harry and the Potters
Harry and the Potters "Platform 9 and 3/4" Harry and the Potters
Harry and the Potters "Problem Solving Skillz" Harry and the Potters
Busytoby "Dear Momma and Poppa" It's Good to Be Alive
Vaselines "Son of a Gun" The Way of the Vaselines
Vaselines "Bitch" The Way of the Vaselines
Dear Nora "Oxygen & the Mellow Stuff" Mountain Rock
The Blow "My Heart Is Like a Savage, My Heart Would Like a Sausage" Everyday Examples of Humans Facing Straight Into the Blow
Mirah "We're Both So Sorry" C'mon Miracle
Pants Yell! "Onward Sailboat" Songs For Siblings

set 3 (8:37-9:37)

Asobi Seksu "It's Too Late" Asobi Seksu
Brian Jonestown Massacre "Ashtray" Spacegirl and Other Favorites
Sonic Youth "I Love You Golden Blue" Sonic Nurse
Sonic Youth "Improvisation Ajoutée" SYR 1 EP
PSAs and theme played at top of 9:00 hour here
The Smittens "Gentlefication Now! (the La La La Song)" Gentlefication Now!
The Smittens "Doomed, Lo-Fi, and In Love" Gentlefication Now!
Of Montreal "On the Drive Home" The Bird That Continues to Eat the Rabbit's Flower EP
Of Montreal "Lecithin's Tale of a DNA Experiment That Went Horribly Awry" Coquelicot Asleep In the Poppies
Snowglobe "Big City Lights" Our Land Brains
Snowglobe "Comforted" Metaphysics For Beginners
Maximilian Hecker "The Days Are Long and Filled With Pain" Infinite Love Songs

set 4 (9:45-10:12)

Freezepop "I Am Not Your Gameboy" Fancy Ultra-Fresh
Freezepop "Chess King" Fancy Ultra-Fresh
The Capricorns "Steve and Tiffanie" Tracks and Fields
PSAs/IDs here
Morrissey "I'm Not Sorry" You Are the Quarry
Magnetic Fields "I Wish I Had an Evil Twin" i
Would-Be-Goods "1999" Brief Lives

set 5 (10:15-11:00)

All Girl Summer Fun Band "Grass Skirt" Summer of '98 EP
Panda Squad "Not So (Elementary)" > Than or = To
Panda Squad "This Is a Mountain" > Than or = To
Sebadoh "Ocean" Harmacy
Yo La Tengo "Hey Ya" 2004 WFMU All-Request Marathon
Dressy Bessy "Jenny Come-On" Pink Hearts, Yellow Moons
Shonen Knife "Nya Nya" Strawberry Sound
Lesley Gore "Look of Love" The Best of Lesley Gore
Go Sailor "Together Forever In Love" Go Sailor
The Twilight "The Sound" Live on Elixir Is Zog
Kiddo "The New Song" Live at Studio-A-Rama
All Girl Summer Fun Band "Later Operator" All Girl Summer Fun Band
Maximilian Hecker "Today" Infinite Love Songs


Thursday, May 27, 2004

here’s a little song I wrote the other day while I was out duck hunting with a judge

Okay, MP3 fans. I just found out about this today. Eric Idle from Monty Python did this awesome anti-FCC/anti-Bush song called "The FCC Song". It has lots of artistic and political merit, but it also drops tons of f-bombs, so be careful listening to this if you're at work. Go here to download it.

Still figuring out what Monday is going to be like. I wonder how many people will get up that early to listen. I wonder how many people would enjoy hearing me speak. We'll find out, I guess.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004


My review of the new Magnetic Fields album is up on Mundane Sounds now.

If you didn't catch it in the comments link below, Kiddo was on WRUW on Monday at around 12:30 or so in the afternoon. The show they were on was called the Make Please Me Radio Hour. I've never heard of it before. Anyway, they were on for 15-20 minutes, talking a little bit about the recording session for their upcoming album and playing a few new tracks. The studio version of "The New Song" sounded really cool. It has bells (or xylophone?). They sound fucking incredible. Oh, and the echo on the voice of Liz when she screams out "1, 2!" and "3,4!" sounds really awesome, too.

As you may know, WRUW archives all their shows for one week, so you can still listen to it. (I'm fucking jealous of that, but not all of us at WCSB want to archive. I guess I can understand because if I violate an FCC regulation, people will be able to use that to get evidence.) So you don't have to go to WRUW's website and look for it, here's a direct link to the archive of that show. Remember, you will only be able to access the show with Kiddo until next Monday (that's May 31, 2004) afternoon.

I have it saved on the hard drive, but I'm not going to do anything with it on the air. I'll wait until I get a good quality copy and Kiddo says I can play it without pissing them off.

In other news, the Twilight sold out to Pabst Blue Ribbon. Look on page 73 of the Scene. That's okay. We still love you guys. ^_^

And that reminds me. The Color Bars are coming back to Cleveland. They're opening for Weird War (a.k.a. the Scene Creamers). That'll be a good show to see. For those of you who don't know Weird War/Scene Creamers is what Ian Svenonius and Michelle Mae from the Make Up have been doing since the end of the Make Up. They're not as good as the Make Up, but they're live show will be great. If you've seen Ian live or heard a live album with him on it, you'd know that it's a treat to hear him talk during the set. He's just eloquent as fuck. Yeah... eloquent as fuck.

I got a Gmail invite through So, if you look at the top right of the page, you'll see that there's an e-mail address there. I don't know. I kind of regret making that now. I should make a boogiepopwcsb AOL address because that would be more convenient for me. I don't know.

I still have been using the old sergiovan address because that's become my primary e-mail. So, you can still reach me there if you have something to say that you don't think you can say here.

Oh, and I just remembered that there's this band called Pants Yell! (I reviewed their album recently) that's thinking of coming to Cleveland. I've played them, but I don't think anyone notices that I've played them. I think Brandt from WRUW would like them if he heard them, and you might like them, too. Go to their website because I think they have MP3s you can hear. Anyway, if we can't get them a show at one of the big venues, could we do at Doubting Thomas? TOC, give me the contact information, please. They're thinking they might come on July 15th or the 16th.

By the way, I haven't heard anything from Harry and the Potters since the last time I mentioned them on here.

And I still haven't finalized what I'm doing on Monday from 7 to 11. I don't know. I'm not sure if I have anything to talk about. La la la.

Monday, May 24, 2004

maybe someday, when i get my brain fixed, i'll be the indiepop jello biafra

Was my "Night of the Living Rednecks" story a rehearsal for next week when I do Chris and Thea's time slot? We'll see. If I try a talk show, I'll take calls, since I wouldn't be able to carry the whole thing by myself (of course, not many people could carry a talk show with a two-hour monologue).

Did you notice the new carts? I got another voice synth program, and made some stuff with it. Actually, I had two other new carts, but I couldn't get them to work. Long story. But anyway, I'm sure you heard the new website ad, and then there was that pretentious one I played just before the second hour of the show.

The MC Hawking site posted in the comments this morning was dope! Thanks, Kris. And while I'm at it, the "mic in track" site you posted a couple of weeks ago rules, too. I did notice the dictionaraoke on that site, and that's good stuff, too.

I put some more links on the right of the site. There's a new site for the Frogs. Their official site has been down for the last few months, and I just found out about this site at the show on Saturday. So, that's where all the Frogs fans are congregating right now. There are a bunch of good MP3s on there. Lots of covers, and a couple versions of "Deathbed", which is one of my favorite songs of their's.

And visit It's an excellent site about religion and hot topics in religion today. Anything controversial concerning religion is addressed on there, and it tries to present all sides of a controversial issue. Interesting stuff. I'd donate a million dollars to that site if I was a rockstar.

I have to go make a cart for Cassettefest Fest, now. It's going to be on June 19th at Pat's. The bands are Harvey + Felix, the Pinheads, the Electric Grandmother, Black Cabbage, Dead Peasant Insurance, the Thursday Club, Neonatal Death, Love Spank, and Dolly's Crotch. We haven't figured out in what order the bands will play, but hopefully we'll do that before we make the cart.

OH SHIT! I forgot to announce during the show that the Ghetto Squirrels are going to be at the station on Wednesday for Jasmine's show (3 to 5 in the afternoon). Both Sal and Scott! I don't think they're playing any live songs, but it's still good that they're making a public appearance together. Very exciting. We'll see if this leads to a reunion show.

Well, I'd better go now...

edit: I forgot to mention before that my review of the new Pants Yell! CD was posted on Mundane Sounds last week. I should have another review posted soon, as well.

playlist for May 24, 2004

set 1 (9:06-9:58)

The Frogs "oh the ants (crawl round and round)" dennis voice only
The Magnetic Fields "I'm Tongue-Tied" i
The Softies "Sleep Away Your Troubles" Holiday In Rhode Island
Talulah Gosh "My Best Friend" Backwash
Gaze "Whenever She Holds You" Patty Duke Fanzine #2
The Casino Ashtrays "The Last Time I Felt Like Dying" The Way Things Change Vol. 4
The Real Tuesday Weld "The Ugly and the Beautiful" I, Lucifer
The Diskettes "Bossa Nova Love" The Diskettes
Morrissey "Let Me Kiss You" You Are the Quarry
Hayden "My Wife" Elk Lake Serenade
Freezepop "duct tape my heart" fancy ultra-fresh
I am the World Trade Center "No Expectations" I am the World Trade Center/Paper Lions split 12"
Lil Pocket Knife "East Coast/West Coast" Pants Control
Dead Alewives "Mama Rap" Take Down the Grand Master
Beauty Pageant "Afterlife" Magic By Error
Beanpole "I'd Know You Anywhere" Pop American Style
Yo La Tengo "The Rain, The Park, and Other Things" 2004 WFMU All-Request Marathon
The Frogs (w/Eddie Vedder) "The Longing Goes Away" Seattle 11-11-94 show

set 2 (10:19-11:00)

The Blow "Little Sally Tutorial" Bonus Album
The Blow "What Tom Said About Girls" The Concussive Caress
Dressy Bessy "California" California EP
The I Love Ryans "An Ode to Branch Security" There Were Trees In That Forest
Sinkcharmer "American Chestnut" There Were Trees In That Forest
Pavement "Two States" (live) Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe and Reduxe
Sonic Youth "Paper Cup Exit" Sonic Nurse
Morrissey "America Is Not the World" You Are the Quarry
Of Montreal "City Bird" Satanic Panic In the Attic
Magnetic Fields "I Wish I Had an Evil Twin" i
Pants Yell! "Do You Have Your Ticket?" Songs For Siblings


Monday, May 17, 2004

assholier than boogiepop

Something I didn't mention on the show today is that Chris is going to be out of town on Memorial Day. So, he asked me to fill in for Assholier Than Thou that day. I'm not sure what I'm going to do during the Assholier Than Thou slot. I wonder if I'll actually try to carry on an extended monologue or take calls.

Well, I didn't like how today's show turned out. I don't think I played enough new stuff, and I'm afraid that people may be thinking that I'm playing the same bands all the time. And I wish I had saved that set of summer songs for Memorial Day. I still have "Grass Skirt", though.

My review of the new Sloan album is on Mundane Sounds today. I give it a sort of bad to okay review. I wish I had three hours for my show. Then I could have played more of Sloan from when they were really good.

I don't think I'm going to be in town to see Sloan (or Black Cabbage). Oh well.

No one got Black Cabbage tickets. Only one person called in for the Frogs. And it took a while to get up to caller number 7 for the Sloan tickets. Ouch. Perhaps leaving the old slot was a mistake.

Anyone still like Home Movies. If you want some MP3s of stuff from that show, you can go to

Kiddo was great (as usual) on Saturday night. They're going to finish the mixing of their new album today. I don't know how long it'll be before I get to play stuff from it. I can't wait, though. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

I think I've run out of things to say. I'm going to go and work on next week's show so it'll be better than today's show.

playlist for May 17, 2004

Okay, comment here about the show if you have a request or piece of criticism. Oh, and I have ticket giveaways for the Frogs and Sloan. I thought I had tickets for Black Cabbage, but they're not in the book. Maybe we do have them but our ticket guy didn't put them in the book. Hopefully he'll be here before the end of the show. Anyway...

set 1 (9:05-9:30)

The Frogs "The Man With the Candy" Mancow
Ash "Oh Yeah" 1977
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers "Ice Cream Man" Rock 'n' Roll With the Modern Lovers
Pavement "Summer Babe" (live) Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe and Reduxe
Polaris "Summer Baby" Music From the Adventures of Pete & Pete
Chester Copperpot "BBQ party (hot in herre)" The Kings of Kirby
Sloan "I Was Wrong" Action Pact
Sloan "The Good In Everyone" One Chord to Another

set 2 (9:40-10:00)

The Beauty Pageant "Does She Still Tell You That She Loves You?" Magic By Error
Magnetic Fields "It's Only Time" i
Morrissey "I Have Forgiven Jesus" You Are the Quarry
Team Dresch "I'm Illegal" Captain My Captain
Le Tigre "Tres Bien" Feminist Sweepstakes
The Frogs "Homos" Mancow

set 3 (10:08-10:31)

Pants Yell! "Your Favorite Fairgrounds" Songs For Siblings
Of Montreal "Know Your Onion" Bonus CD
Blaise Pascal "Cates 15" E-Filter
The Twilight "Apple Pie Suburbia" live on Elixir Is Zog
Harry and the Potters "The Missing Arm of Viktor Krum (demo)" download from their website
Black Cabbage "Kagome Is a Bike Punk" download from their site
Black Cabbage "Theme from 'Green Acres'" live at Rockwood 4-24-04

set 4 (10:37-11:00)

Freezepop "that boy is all about fun!" fancy ultra-fresh
Arling & Cameron "speeding down the highway" all-in
Magnetic Fields "I Thought You Were My Boyfriend" i
The Frogs "Men (Come On Men)" Tour De Gay
Boyskout "Secrets" School of Etiquette
Freezepop "stakeout" fancy ultra-fresh


Friday, May 14, 2004

faq is done

I've finished the FAQ for this show. Click here or on the link in the upper right corner of the page to read it.

If you still have any questions, post them in the comments section, and I'll make a separate section on the FAQ for listener questions.

Oh, and you'll notice that the Boogiepop logo now has nothing where the mouth should be. I don't know, but I really do like it better that way.

I think that's it for now.

free kiddo show update, the faq is looming

A couple of details have been added to the Kiddo show description. There's going to be some other band called the Boatzz playing that night, and they tacked on a couple of sentences to the description after the whole Locke thing. I'll post the sentences so you don't have to look:

Kiddo will be playing first on this bill @ 10:30pm. Also, DJ Fishtruck will be spinning records in between sets.

10:30? That's pretty late, even for a Cleveland show. And who's this DJ Fishtruck? I've never heard of this DJ Fishtruck?

And since Kiddo is going first, I guess I'll be able to leave the show early. I know, that's a bad attitude, but I just can't get into Coffinberry, and the Boatzz don't sound like they'll be good.

Also, I want you to know that I've started the FAQ and made quite a bit of progress in it. I intend to have it finished/posted tonight. So, if you have any questions you'd like to see in it, put them in the comments RIGHT NOW.

Questions answered so far include where the name of the show came from, what are the soundbites in the show theme, and the purpose of the show theme's existence.

Come back late tonight to see if the FAQ is done.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

file under "wtf"

Okay, this is just weird. Here's the description on the Beachland's website for the free Kiddo/Coffinberry show on Saturday:

Locke maintained that the original state of nature was happy and characterized by reason and tolerance. He further maintained that all human beings, in their natural state, were equal and free to pursue life, health, liberty, and possessions; and that these were inalienable rights. Pre-social man as a moral being, and as an individual, contracted out "into civil society by surrendering personal power to the ruler and magistrates," and did so as "a method of securing natural morality more efficiently." To Locke, natural justice exists and this is so whether the state exists, or not, it is just that the state might better guard natural justice.

I'd love to know who came up with this description and gave it the green light.

quick notes

My Asobi Seksu review was posted on Mundane Sounds yesterday. I didn't catch it before because it wasn't posted before yesterday's show.

Also, I wanted to ask again about Harry and the Potters. I really do want them to play here. At the Twilight show last Friday, Pat from the Twilight said that they might be able to play at Case. I didn't really get to talk about it with him in detail because a band was playing while we were talking. But I think that Joe from Harry and the Potters is thinking about checking out Case, so it might be good if they could play there. So, can any of you tell me if there's somewhere around the Case campus where they might be able to play?

Someone else posted a comment about the Doubting Thomas gallery in Tremont, too. Does anyone think that Doubting Thomas would have a band like Harry and the Potters there? I've never been to Doubting Thomas, by the way. Anyone think it would be big enough?

That's all that I have to say for now. Let's see if I post again sometime before next week's episode.

Monday, May 10, 2004

people are just starting to get the memo

So, this is quite funny. The common theme from my phone calls this morning (and one comment under the playlist) is "Aren't you Sergio Van Lukenstein? Wow, you're back on the air." I think I got 3 calls to that effect and then the one comment on here. Hm... I wonder why that happened today. This show has been on since February. Weird.

If you're new to here, I have to tell you that you're not supposed to call me "Sergio" anymore. I've renounced the evil deeds I've done under that name and seek to atone for my wrongdoing by aiding the geeky Hello Kitty-like twee pop fans in any way I can.

And I had planned months ahead to end my old show. The joke wasn't funny anymore. It had to self-destruct.

But I just don't know why people are discovering the show just now. Maybe it had something to do with talking 30 minutes into the show instead of waiting a whole hour today. Or maybe it was the kickass Neutral Milk Hotel in Cleveland material.

Oh, that reminds me... "Bleeding Ear Man" is a nickname given to that one guy who goes to a lot of the good shows, rollerskates around, and says weird things in between songs. I wonder why they never kick him out. My favorite Bleeding Ear Man moment from my personal concertgoing experiences was at a Trembling Blue Stars show. He'd been yelling crazy shit, and at one point, the female singer in the band said, "You're scaring me" and a bunch of people in the audience cheered. I guess you had to be there to understand the full magnitude of that experience.

I don't remember why he's called Bleeding Ear Man. Cool Chick told me once, but I forget the story now. All I know was that on some occasion, his ear was bleeding.

Harry and the Potters are considering doing a Cleveland show this summer. Joe (a.k.a. Harry, year 4) is actually in high school, so they're thinking about doing a Harry and the Potters/Joe looks at colleges tour. I guess Joe is considering a school in Pittsburgh, and they think that they'd be willing to make the jump a little further west to Cleveland.

So, what do you think? You'd love to see Harry and the Potters live, wouldn't you? And lots of kids like Harry Potter, too, so they may also enjoy seeing Harry and the Potters. So, can any of you out there think of a good all-ages venue where they might be able to play? The Grog Shop is all-ages, but maybe it would be better not to have the show in a bar. They'll play at libraries or schools. Any place that would have them.

If this sounds interesting to you, you can get more info about them at their website, which has a few sample songs and Internet-exclusive tracks.

By the way, the new Harry and the Potters stuff is from the Mail Songs EP. If you mail them something "fun", you get that in return. So, I mailed them a copy of one of the Boogiepop episodes where I played their stuff. Not the one where I played almost the whole album. Just one where I played a couple of their songs. And yes, I played the whole thing this morning, one song after the other. It's demos and unreleased stuff.

The new Sonic Youth album is just ho-hum. Sorry if you're disappointed that I didn't play any more from it that that one song, but I think that what I played was the best track on the whole album (or second best, or tied for first... I'm not sure because "Mariah Carey and the Arthur Doyle Hand Cream" rocks). Like I said on the air, I think they could put out better stuff.

The Black Cabbage material that I played today is available for download at their website. Click here for maximum cohegency.

Did you like "Kagome Is a Bike Punk", but don't understand what it's about? Well, Kagome is a character in an anime aired on Cartoon Network called Inuyasha. More info and background on Inuyasha, you can go here. The lyrics to the song aren't totally accurate, though, because it was written at a time when Inuyasha had been temporarily taken off the air until new episodes were ready to be aired. Inuyasha can currently be seen Monday through Thursday at midnight, and Saturday at 11 p.m. and midnight, as well. Right now, they're showing new episodes in the Saturday 11 p.m. time slot, so Black Cabbage and I are certainly excited about that.

You know what Adult Swim really did take off the air? The Brak Show AND Home Movies. And I don't mean that they've been taken off as part of a standard Adult Swim temporary rotation. I mean, they're GONE FOREVER! I thought that the Brak Show cancellation was a joke because they announced during the Brak Show segments during the breaks on the Adult Swim New Year's Eve special. But it looks like that was not a joke. During commercial breaks on Adult Swim, they're showing these graves with Brak, Zorak, Moltar, and Space Ghost's names on them. That doesn't look good. It seems that Space Ghost might be cancelled, too. And Home Movies was just cancelled in April. What the fuck? They cancel Home Movies, but they'll still show the Oblongs? What a load of bullshit. Adult Swim needs to get their priorities straight. I haven't even been watching the Sunday night Adult Swim thanks to the cancellation of Home Movies (and because I like listening to "The Best of WCSB" every Sunday night at midnight now). ARGH!

Well, this is a long post, so I think I'll stop here. I'm sure I've said enough for right now.

playlist for May 10, 2004

set 1 (9:05-9:30)

Black Cabbage "Notice of Take Staircase" 4-24-04 at the Rockwood
Neutral Milk Hotel "Snow Song Pt. 1" 7-15-96 at the Euclid Tavern bootleg
Neutral Milk Hotel "The Fool" 7-15-96 at the Euclid Tavern bootleg
Neutral Milk Hotel "Naomi" 7-15-96 at the Euclid Tavern bootleg
Yo La Tengo "Build Me Up Buttercup" 2004 WFMU All-Request Marathon
Yo La Tengo "Jesus" 2004 WFMU All-Request Marathon
The Frogs "Homos" Mancow
The Frogs "Man, Man, Man" CBGayB

set 2 (9:40-9:59)

Sonic Youth "Pattern Recognition" Sonic Nurse
Asobi Seksu "Asobi Masho" Asobi Seksu
Asobi Seksu "Stay" Asobi Seksu
The Owls "Air" Our Hopes and Dreams
Dear Nora "Loose" Mountain Rock

set 3 (10:09-11:00)

All Girl Summer Fun Band "New In Town" All Girl Summer Fun Band
Harry and the Potters "Save Ginny Weasley" Harry and the Potters
Harry and the Potters "Mail Songs Intro" Mail Songs #1
Harry and the Potters "Diagon Alley" Mail Songs #1
Harry and the Potters "The Weasel" Mail Songs #1
Harry and the Potters "Rocking at Hogwarts" Mail Songs #1
Harry and the Potters "Bertie Botts" Mail Songs #1
Desoto Reds "College Love" Hanglide Thru Yer Window
Maritime "Sleep Around" Glass Floor
Colin Clary "Please Don't Set Me On Fire" There Were Trees In That Forest
Boyskout "Imaginary" School of Etiquette
Smashing Pumpkins "Dancing In the Moonlight" Disarm EP
Sloan "Gimme That" Action Pact
Komeda "Blossom (Got to Get It Out)" KoKoMeMeDaDA
Freezepop "I am Not Your Gameboy" Fancy Ultra-Fresh
I am the World Trade Center "His 'n' Hers (Hacienda Mix)" The Tour E.P.
Black Cabbage "Kagome Is a Bike Punk" Internet-only single (for now)



Sorry, I did want to post sooner, but I didn't. I've been busy with end-of-semester stuff in the past week, and in my spare moments, I've felt like just doing unproductive things instead of posting here.

My review of the new eX-Girl album was posted on Mundane Sounds a few days ago.

The Color Bars/Twilight show was great. The Twilight had some great new songs to play, including a little number featuring Tony (the sexy motherfucker) on piano-like keyboard. The Color Bars were excellent, even though their lead singer was very tired before the show, and I guess there was something wrong with his eye. They were giving away their CDs for free (the way they put it was "suggested donation $5"), so I got one for the station. Maybe you'll hear them on Cool Chick now.

I don't think I have much else to add.

Today's show is going to be pretty cool because I'm going to play a Black Cabbage song about Inuyasha, and I have a copy of a recently unearthed tape of the Neutral Milk Hotel concert at the Euclid Tavern on July 15, 1996. I can't believe that a band as good as NMH would play that crappy dive. Then again, that was before they released In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.

I don't miss the Euclid Tavern at all. That would be like missing the old Grog Shop.

Oh, and I should add that NMH was OPENING at that show. For Butterglory. That's funny. No one remembers Butterglory now.

Oh, yeah. I just remembered that there's bad news about I am the World Trade Center. Amy Dykes, their female vocalist was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. That sucks. I am the WTC really didn't need something like that to happen, especially with the recent demise of Kindercore Records (Dan Geller, the other member of I am the WTC, was one of the founders of Kindercore). Of course, we here at Boogiepop Does Not Smile wish them the best.

Well, on that note, I have to go and finalize my preparations for today's show. Let's see if any new people actually come to the site today.

Maybe I should have a message board if I want people to talk. Oh well.

And don't forget that we have a working computer in main air again, so you can stay at this site and keep hitting reload to see live playlist updates as the show goes on.

Enjoy the show, everyone.

Monday, May 03, 2004

post-show show

I would have done this earlier, but I had a bunch of shit to do after my show today.


I felt like pulling an especially large amount of geekiness this morning because last week, on my favorite news site, there was a post about the 30th anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons. I never played Dungeons and Dragons, but I certainly understand and appreciate it. When I was in middle school, my friends and I used to play our own made-up pen and paper RPGs (you don't have to spend a bunch of money on manuals and shit for a game that's based on your imagination), and Dungeons and Dragons influenced all those great video game RPGs like Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Ultima, etc. So, I thought I would pay "tribute" to it today.

Since you're cool enough to come here and read this stuff, I'm going to give you some bonus Dungeons and Dragons fun. When Fark posted the thing about D&D, they linked to "Dark Dungeons", an anti-RPG religious tract done by Jack Chick. If you don't know who Jack Chick is, he's one of the most fucked up people in the religious right. He draws all this religious propaganda in small comic book form known as "tracts". A lot of his stuff is unintentionally funny. "Dark Dungeons" is a fucking riot. So, here's the link to "Dark Dungeons" so you can see it for yourself.

While I'm at it, in the comments section for that D&D story, a couple people posted links to parodies of "Dark Dungeons". You have to see these, too. I laughed my ass off at this one. And then here's the other one, which is good, but kind of falls apart toward the end. So, have fun with those.

Also, as I promised in the comments, here's a site with MP3s of Leonard Nimoy's "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins", plus some of William Shatner's greatest hits. Leonard Nimoy was an underrated singer. I think he actually had talent. Do you remember that episode of The Critic where Jay Sherman becomes a truck driver and he's forced to make his trucking run in either a truck with Supertramp's greatest hits stuck in the tape player or Leonard Nimoy singing Supertramp's greatest hits stuck in the player? He chose Leonard Nimoy singing Supertramp over the real thing, and I believe that was very much the correct option.

Someone was interested in video game remixes, too. There are a bunch of places where you can get free remix MP3s. The site where I got all the ones that I played this morning (including "Zelda the Music of My Groin" is the OverClocked Remix site. I also just found a similar site called At those sites, you can find lots of remixes for lots of different games on different systems. I also have this link for you, which is a page with a bunch of links to websites of artists who do video game covers/remixes. So, going through that stuff will occupy a lot of your time.

And I have one more link for you. I stole this one from largeheartedboy. It's a link to the MP3s of the all-request Yo La Tengo show that I played the Jonathan Richman and Outkast covers from this morning. I hope you have an unzipping program because the MP3s are bundled together in one zip file.

I don't know if I have any other news. I'm still deciding whether or not to talk more on the show.

I've done a couple reviews for Mundane Sounds that haven't been posted yet. I'll give you the word when they've been posted.

And if you haven't looked two or three posts down at the post with the link to the new Hello Kitty logo that Pat from the Twilight made for me, you should do that. And comment on it.

I think that's all I have for now. I'll post more whenever something comes up or I remember something that I wanted to say here.

playlist for May 3, 2004

set 1 (9:05-9:59)

The Dead Alewives "Dungeons and Dragons" Take Down the Grand Master
Lil Pocket Knife "Disco Dancer" Pants Control
Leonard Nimoy "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" ?
eX-Girl "DODO" Endangered Species
Roybot "AOHell" Asaurus Records EP Club #4
I am the World Trade Center "Different Stories" The Tour E.P.
Sinkcharmer "20 Paces" Stars In Winter
Of Montreal "Color Me In" Bonus CD
Dear Nora "Suicide Song" Mountain Rock
Dear Nora "Give Me Some of Yr Love" Mountain Rock
Mirah "The Light" C'mon Miracle
Hayden "Skates" Everything I Long For
Hayden "Robbed Blind" Badman 2004 Summer Sampler
D+ "Mistake" Mistake
The Color Bars "We're a Tag Team" Making Playthings
The Twilight "Where I'm Going to Be" live on Elixir Is Zog
The Twilight "Laid" live on Elixir Is Zog

set 2 (10:12-11:00)

Call and Response "Rollerskate" Call and Response
Call and Response "Trapped Under Ice" Badman 2004 Summer Sampler
Wolfie "Little Bee Is Dancin'" Where's Wolfie
Sloan "Step On It, Jean" Action Pact
Yo La Tengo "She Cracked" 2004 WFMU All-Request Marathon
Boyskout "Back to Bed" School of Etiquette
Desoto Reds "Larissa's Boyfriend" Hanglide Thru Yer Window
Shael Riley "Zelda the Music of My Groin" ?
The Pancakes "Nonsense Poetry" Flying In the Blue Sky On a Frying Pan
Asobi Seksu "Umi No Jisatsu" Asobi Seksu
Gaze "Sunday Night Waterworks" Shake the Pounce
The Twilight "I've Got Something to Say" live on Elixir Is Zog
The Color Bars "Eliza" Making Playthings
Yo La Tengo "Hey Ya" 2004 WFMU All-Request Marathon
The Dead Alewives "Dungeons and Dragons Pt. 2" ?


computer's back!

In case you didn't catch it in the last post, we have an Internet-connected computer in main air again. That means that I will be able to update the playlist live and read all your comments during the show.

So, just stand by and get ready to participate in the return of the Internet component of the Boogiepop show! It's time to start wearing out your reload button again.

But while you're waiting, you can read the last post, in case you didn't see it. There's some interesting stuff in there.

So... yeah.

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