Friday, October 29, 2004

hello kitty is more detrimental to women and girls than barbie?!

This article was on largeheartedboy a couple days ago. Hello Kitty is 30 years old. She's as old as Dungeons and Dragons.

Anyway, there's a really disturbing passage in the article that I want you to read:
Celebrities such as Cameron Diaz, Mariah Carey, Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwen Stefani are wearing Hello Kitty T-shirts and jewelry and making Hello Kitty waffles and toast.

I guess that Hello Kitty isn't as indie as I thought she was and that she's actually quite universal. I guess I'll have to stop making references to her now.

In other news, Palomar is playing with the Twilight and Expecting Rain on November 10 (a Wednesday). That's going to be a great show. You really should go to that. If you're a pervert who likes to objectify women, you'll like Palomar.

If you're a pervert who likes to objectify women, don't call in for the Le Tigre tickets that I'm giving away on the next show. Everyone at that show will kick your ass if you make a wrong move.

I think the tickets for Brian Jonestown Massacre are all gone. I don't think I'm going to go. I want to stay home and watch how the future of the country is going to play out. And while I'm doing that, I'll pack my bags and purchase a ticket for Canada if things go the wrong way.

The only problem with Canada is that there aren't as many good indie bands there and it's too cold. Otherwise, from what I understand, it's a great place...

Monday, October 25, 2004

sharpies in the laundry?

Remember when I said that I wanted to make Boogiepop t-shirts for Radiothon premiums by getting plain white t-shirts and drawing on them with a black Sharpie? Remember how after that, I wanted to know if putting those shirts in the laundry will make the Sharpies run? Well, a couple people called at the end of the show with answers.

One person said that if you don't use bleach in the laundry, they won't run.

Then, No Money Mark called and said that OfficeMax sells these special markers that are designed not to run or wash out in the laundry.

I'm not sure if I really want to make t-shirts like that, though. I don't know if anyone would really want them.

Anyway, that's it for now. I don't know when I'll post again. This will be a busy and stressful week thanks to school.

playlist for october 25, 2004

set 1 (9:06-9:33)

The Frogs "Satan's In the Manger" Death Songs (Out-Takes)
So L'il "Revolution Thumpin'" Revolution Thumpin'
Snow Fairies "sentimental heart (dj sexykarlmarx remix)" Pop the Question
Atom and His Package "Minds Playin' Tricks on Me" Atom and His Package
ShiSho "Punk Rock Girl" (can't wait for this CD to come out)
The Twilight "Laid" live on Elixir Is Zog
Casper and the Cookies "Take It Away, Kathy" Oh!
The Frogs "Dungeon" Pat's Session 1-19-86
Ice Climbers "Castlevania 1" download from their website

set 2 (9:46-10:17)

The 14 Year Old Girls "Castlevania Punk" Zombies In, Robots Out
The 14 Year Old Girls "Low HP" EGM EP
The 14 Year Old Girls "Ballad of Rockman" Strategy Guide
The 14 Year Old Girls "Swamp Zombies" Strategy Guide
The 14 Year Old Girls "Game Trafficking" Strategy Guide
The Color Bars "Eliza" Making Playthings
Ulysses "Her Silver Veil" 010
Slomo Rabbit Kick "Pseudo-Science" Horatory Examinations EP
William Shatner "You'll Have Time" Has Been
The Frogs "Dragon" Pat's Session 1-19-86
Flossie and the Unicorns "The Halloween Puppet Show" LMNOP

set 3 (10:28-11:00)

Future Bible Heroes "I'm a Vampire" Eternal Youth
The Channel "Personalized" The Channel
Nancy Sinatra "Let Me Kiss You" Let Me Kiss You EP
Dutch Elms "Knickers In a Twist" Music For Happiness
Harry and the Potters "Fluffy" Harry and the Potters
Harry and the Potters "Save Ginny Weasley" Harry and the Potters
Men In Fur "The Birds & the Bees" Men In Fur
The Blow "The Love That I Crave" Poor Aim: Love Songs
Black Flag "Jealous Again" Jealous Again
Shonen Knife "Devil House" Let's Knife
The Frogs "Satan Vegas Show" Death Songs (Out-Takes)


Friday, October 22, 2004


I've been quite busy lately, so there's been a lack of postage. And record reviewage. If any Mundane Sounds people read this, sorry. I still want to review stuff for y'all.

I hope you had no problem with the crazy things I said on the Sweetest Day show. Let's see if my way of celebrating Sweetest Day catches on, which would dictate that the ironic hipster way of celebrating it will be to celebrate as everyone celebrates it now (by buying candy and cards and such). I hope that made sense to everyone.

I hope you liked the song selection. I'm unhappy with it only because I forgot to play "The Human Hosepipe" by Harry and the Potters. I was trying to fit in a bunch of the best breakup songs of the year, and that was definitely one of them.

Most requests were out of genre for the show. Mostly punk, plus a request for Neil Young. Maybe I would have considered the Neil Young one, but it was getting close to the end of the show. Actually, there was one good punk one, but I didn't get time to play it. I might play it next week.

I didn't play Magnetic Fields because I thought that would be too obvious. I did have Future Bible Heroes pulled, but I ran out of time before I could play it. Of course, there's always a surplus amount of material for the Sweetest Day show (or a pro-love show). I could do another good Sweetest Day show next week if I wanted to.

Next week will be a loose observance of Halloween. Just a couple of Halloween-related songs, plus remixes of music from a certain classic videogame in the background while I talk on the air.

Radiothon, the station's annual fundraiser is in a couple of weeks. It starts November 7th. Donate to your favorite show. If your favorite show is mine, donate to it. Just call in to the special hotline number during the show. Or maybe they'll have it set up online this year, just like they did last year.

On my show for Radiothon, maybe I should offer plain white t-shirts with a "^ ^" drawn on the front of them and see if anyone actually pledges for them. Well, I'd also write "Boogiepop Does Not Smile" on them to give the "^ ^" a little context. Maybe that would sweeten the deal.

Hm... Do Sharpie drawings wash out and/or run when you put them through the laundry?

I wonder if Scruggscorp Radio is going to have a CD. Maybe you should all just donate to that show so you can get the "College Radio Classics" commercial.

I think that's it for now. I hope you'll be tuning in on Monday as usual, you geeky cutie pies!

Monday, October 18, 2004

playlist for october 18, 2004 (sweetest day show)

set 1 (9:07-9:30)

Kiddo "Still Not My Girl" Kiddo
All Girl Summer Fun Band "Cut Your Hair" All Girl Summer Fun Band
The Ramones "Needles and Pins" Mania
Of Montreal "You Feel You Must Go, Don't Go" Live on KXLU Volume 6
The Smittens "Obligatory Sad Love Song" Gentlefication Now!
The Softies "Pack Your Things And Go" Winter Pageant
William Shatner "What Have You Done" Has Been
Mirah "Archipelago" you think it's like this but really it's like this

set 2 (9:47-10:11)

Violent Femmes "Breakin' Up" Violent Femmes (reissue)
Sebadoh "Willing to Wait" Harmacy
Pants Yell! "My Boyfriend Writes Plays" Live on WERS
Morrissey "Come Back to Camden" You Are the Quarry
Saturday Looks Good to Me "Learn to Live With Your Heartbreaks" Patty Duke Fanzine #5 7"
Lesley Gore "She's a Fool" Best of...

set 3 (10:17-11:00)

The Blow "Hey Boy" Poor Aim: Love Songs
The Mountain Goats "No Children" Tallahassee
L.A. Tool and Die "Lucky For Me" Fashion For the Evildoer
Nedelle and Thom "Cute Things" Summerland
The Capricorns "Nathan II" In The Zone
I am the World Trade Center "The Cover Up" The Cover Up
Virgins Live, Sluts Die "Your Woman" (unreleased)
Nine Inch Nails "Something I Can Never Have" Pretty Hate Machine
The Moldy Peaches "Nothing Came Out" The Moldy Peaches
Swans "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (M. Gira vocal) Forever Burned


Monday, October 11, 2004

playlist for october 11, 2004

set 1 (9:07-9:31)

Black Cabbage "Rust Mecca" Rust Mecca/The Sick and Wounded E.P.
The Beatles "I've Just Seen a Face" Rubber Soul
Le Tigre "I'm So Excited" This Island
William Shatner "Common People" Has Been
The Late B.P. Helium "Belief System Derailment Scenario" Amok
Client "in it for the money" City
Le Tigre "Nanny Nanny Boo Boo" This Island

set 2 (9:42-10:04)

Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players "Mountain Trip to Japan, 1959" Vintage Slide Collections From Seattle Vol. 1
Kimya Dawson "I Will Never Forget" Hidden Vagenda
The Electronic Happy Girl Click and Pop "Wings Clipped" Hospital, Hospital, Here I Come
Jens Lekman "Julie" When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog
ShiSho "Punk Rock Girl" (I don't think the CD is out yet)

set 3 (10:17-11:00)

Le Tigre "Viz" This Island
Dealership "Then" Action/Adventure
Ulysses "Glacier" 010
Apples In Stereo "The Golden Flower" Man You Gotta Get Up 7"
Cibo Matto "Black (H)ole Sun" Birthday Cake 7"
Hang on the Box "No Sexy" For Every Punk Bitch & Arsehole
Butterfly Transformation Service "Hang Out" Butterfly Transformation Service
The 14 Year Old Girls "Whoa Nintendo" Strategy Guide
The 14 Year Old Girls "Game Trafficking" Strategy Guide
Swirlies "One Light Flashing I Love You" Cats of the Wild: Volume 2
The Twilight "Where I'm Going to Be" (live on Elixir Is Zog)
Saturday Looks Good to Me "Until the World Stops Spinning" Every Night
The Microphones "Get the Hell Out of the Way of the Volcano" Invisible Shield
The Blow "Come On Petunia" Poor Aim: Love Songs


Sunday, October 10, 2004

sweetest day?

The Sweetest Day show will be postponed for one week. It just doesn't seem to be a good time to do it now. Maybe the new timing will be more effective because it'll be just after Sweetest Day and people will still be thinking about what a horrible waste of money and time it was to celebrate it. Or maybe they'll be euphoric thanks to all the sex they got thanks to the romantic atmosphere, assuming that people have sex on Sweetest Day. In that case, the show might be ineffective.

Anyway, I'm still taking requests.

In other news, the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players are going to be back at the Grog Shop on the 21st (that's a Thursday). It's going to be an early show (their ad in the paper says 6 PM, but of course I don't know if that's an hour off as it usually is), and I'm not going to be able to go. :(

I'll still be giving tickets away for it, though.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

personal message

I just wanted to ask the entity known as Manos if it is still interested in getting rid of that extra copy of the MST3K movie. E-mail me and we'll discuss terms, okay?

I'd also like to apologize for not having noticed Issue 1 before. This is just as important to address as the presidential election. Issue 1 is one of those homophobic defense of marriage laws. The exact wording of it is here. If you support this outrageous piece of bullshit, please don't ever listen to my show again. I don't need assholes like you in my audience. k? thnx. bye.

According to BBS posts on he Frogs are coming out with a new album next year. It's going to have a spiritual theme. I can't wait to hear what it's going to be like.

I'm still not sure about when I should do the Sweetest Day show. I think I'm leaning towards postponing it, though. Either way, you should request something.

I don't really have anything else to say for right now.

Monday, October 04, 2004

you're not forgetting poland now, are you?

We just got the new Le Tigre CD today. Not until after the show, though. I'm not sure how I feel about it. All I know is that it does sound like they got more money from their major label deal to put into the making of this album.

I forgot to say before that in that Scene "Best of Cleveland" issue, there's also a WCSB program listing with all the shows divided by genre. It's on page 102. Boogiepop is listed under "Indie". DAMN STRAIGHT!

FUCK! I just realized that Sweetest Day is a week from this Saturday! Which means that I'll have to make the next show the Sweetest Day show in order to stay chronologically relevant. I wish I'd looked that up before this morning's show so I could have announced. I'll probably have to make a cart to play at the beginning of the show next week to announce that it's Sweetest Day so people can make requests. Anyway, those of you who go to this site and are in the know should click on the comments below and make your special Sweetest Day requests soon. Remember, this is an anti-Sweetest Day celebration, so only request breakup songs and such.

This link has a little historical background on Sweetest Day. Guess what! It really was started by a candy company! It was started for supposedly altruistic reasons, but still...

Today when I did that ticket giveaway for the Twilight show, the guy who won said that I didn't have to stop talking, that he liked hearing me talk. Of course, I assumed that he enjoyed making fun of the way that I talk, but he said something about it being endearing to hear me fumble around like an average guy. Which made me very unhappy because that's what Dubya does. I don't want to be like Dubya. :(

I should have taken a public speaking class. And I should be going to law school now.

I hope you liked the 7" stuff. I didn't realize that we had that one Apples In Stereo 7". Which is surprising because I went through all the 7"s a long time ago to look for good stuff. I didn't know about the R.E.M. one, either. I hope that you liked/didn't mind the classic R.E.M.

I'm not playing the new R.E.M. No.

I said something about playing a Cibo Matto 7" this morning. I couldn't find it. It's not where it's supposed to be. Fuck! There was a really good cover song that I wanted to play. I recorded it onto CD a long time ago, though, so I could play it off of that at some point.

But not next week! Fuck! Damn you, October 2004! Damn you for having five Saturdays! And damn Sweetest Day for always being the third Saturday of October! I was really hoping to have one more show before the Sweetest Day classic. Sure, I could delay it for a week, but I don't know if it feel right.

I have to play the Le Tigre CD next week, though. I just can't fucking sit on that. Maybe I will have to delay the show. I'll post something later if I decide to delay it. For now, just start requesting stuff.

Look at the Harry and the Potters website. They've posted lots of anti-Bush links. The best one (which I actually found and suggested to them) is the Anti-Bush game. It's from the makers of the Emo Game.

I don't think I have anything else that I really want to say at the moment so...

Request Sweetest Day songs now!

playlist for october 4, 2004

The High Water Marks "Slowhand" Songs About the Ocean
Polaris "Waiting For October" Music From the Adventures of Pete and Pete
Kimya Dawson "Fire" Hidden Vagenda
Jeremy from Boise "Jeremy" How Bizarre: A Tribute to the '90s
Palomar "Work Is a State Function" Palomar III: Revenge of Palomar
Colin Clary and the Magogs "Moped Rally" Her Life of Crime
The Softies "Lambretta Boy" He'll Never Have to Know 7"
Saturday Looks Good to Me "Since You Stole My Heart" Every Night
The Blow "Hock It" Poor Aim: Love Songs
Animal "To The Future" Sawn Creator
14 Year Old Girls "THUG" Strategy Guide
14 Year Old Girls "Wario Ware" Strategy Guide
14 Year Old Girls "Ballad of Rockman" Strategy Guide
Flik "Kakariko Prom" (Zelda 3 town theme remix) Download from OverClocked Remix
14 Year Old Girls "Lost in the Labyrinth" Strategy Guide
Polysics "Kaja Kaja Goo" Japan For Sale Vol. 4
The I Love Ryans "Witch Dr" For Whom the Casio Tolls
Racetrack "Legal Fees" City Lights
William Shatner "Ideal Woman" Has Been
The Twilight "The Sound" Summer Sweet Summer
Bugs Eat Books "Impolex G" Ghosts of Leaves
Snow Fairies "Sentimental [heart]" Snow Fairies
The Late BP Helium "Curse of the Trial" Amok
Silver Jews "Smith and Jones Forever" American Water
The Make Up "Tell It Like A Version" Free Arthur Lee 7"
Dump "Last Minute" All's Fair in Love and Chickfactor
R.E.M. "King of the Road" So. Central Rain 7"
Papas Fritas "Lame to Be" Passion Play 7"
Apples In Stereo "Man You Gotta Get Up" Man You Gotta Get Up 7"
Le Tigre "New Kicks" This Island
Black Cabbage "The Vice-President Is a Robot" (live at Cassettefest Fest)


Sunday, October 03, 2004


I just found out that the soundboard in main air is totally fucked up. I don't know what exactly is wrong, but it will most likely not be resolved until the engineer looks at it. I have no idea how long it will take before he'll go out to the station and take a look at it (and even then, there isn't a guarantee that he'll be able to quickly solve the problem). Therefore, it is quite doubtful that there will be an episode of Boogiepop this week.

However, if you do hear Chris and Thea (or whatever is supposed to be on the station at the time you get around to reading this), ignore this post.

Edit: The engineer came in and said that we can still broadcast from the production studio. There's actually a big sign in main air that says if something happens, we can always do that, but no one noticed it.

Anyway, there will be a show today, but the playlist will not be updated live. Check back later for the playlist and more stuff.

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