Monday, February 28, 2005
I uploaded the first part of the show while Part 2 was still in progress, so that gave me enough time to have it up this soon.
I'm keeping Part 1 from last week up because bandwidth still isn't an issue yet.
set 1 (9:08-9:39)
#poundsign# "Camera" House Full of Friends
REM "Camera" Reckoning
Pavement "Camera" Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: LA's Desert Origins
Snow Machine "Birmingham" Snow Machine
Shonen Knife "Lazybone" 712
Shonen Knife "Buttercup (I'm a Super Girl)" Heroes & Villains: Music Inspired By the Powerpuff Girls
Kiddo "'Til My Face Turns Blue" (SVL session 12/10/03)
Marbles "Go Marilee" Pyramid Landing and other favorites
set 2 (9:50-10:19)
The Evens "Around the Corner" The Evens
The Make Up "Walking on the Dune" I Want Some
14 Year Old Girls "Ballad of Rockman" Strategy Guide
Shonen Knife "Antonio Baka Guy" Let's Knife
Pony Up! "Shut Up and Kiss Me" Pony Up!
Colin Clary & the Magogs & Friends "Good Vibrations" You Already Have Way Too Many CD-Rs
The Softies "It's Love" (live) House Full of Friends
The Smittens "Doomed, Lo-fi and In Love" Gentlefication Now!
A Small Buffet "Red Licorice" Asaurus EP Club #9
Boyracer "Boyfriends" West Riding House b/w Boyfriends 5"
set 3 (10:28-11:00)
The 32-Bit Handhelds "Don't Feel #0000ff (demo)" You Already Have Way Too Many CD-Rs
The Field Mice "Emma's House" Snowball
Marbles "Death My Bride" Pyramid Landing and other favorites
Tullycraft "Sad, Sad, Day" House Full of Friends
Shonen Knife "Mosquitoes" Strawberry Sound
Kiddo "This Could Take Forever" Boompa Vol. 1
Snow Machine "Summer Snow" Snow Machine
Friday, February 25, 2005
Okay, for Ryan and everyone else may have missed it, I interviewed an author named Jen Sincero during the second hour of my last show. She just released this book called The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping With Chicks. Of course, I couldn't resist a great chance at activism and giving Jen a chance to come on the air and convince the girls of Cleveland to indulge their same-sex curiosities. Whether it really changed anyone's life, I don't know, but I thought it was a fun interview. But since I forgot to change CDs in the middle of my show, I only recorded the first few minutes of it (which is why there's only one part of the show for this week's stream). It's too bad. I can't use footage from that interview to sell out to NPR or satellite radio.
Even though no one commented about the interview after my last post, I tried contacting an indiepopstar to see if she'd come on the show, but I've gotten no answer.
Did any of you read the cover story on this week's Scene? If you're a Churchbuilder fan, it's of particular interest to you. It's a story Denise Grollmus wrote about going on tour with the Black Keys. It's written from her point of view as a rockstar girlfriend (Pat Carney, the drummer is her boyfriend). Denise does mention some of the background of their relationship (like how they first met), but the article totally omits any mention of Churchbuilder. Maybe I'm overreacting, but it seems like a shame to me that Churchbuilder went down the memory hole.
But damn it! I remember Churchbuilder! Churchbuilder wasn't just a dream! I played one of their songs on my Valentine's Day show! It was a request, too.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET CHURCHBUILDER! REVISIONIST HISTORY BE DAMNED!
Anyway, if you haven't read the story, you can click here to read it.
In other news, I've done what seems to be a trendy thing and put this show on Myspace. If you're on Myspace, too, click here to be my friend. It'll make me seem a little more popular and my friend section won't just be dominated by my favorite bands. Although if you happen to be one of the bands that I play and I haven't added you yet, that's okay, I still want to have you in my friends section.
I don't know yet if I'm going to try Friendster.
Monday, February 21, 2005
I uploaded the first 80 minutes of today's show. It ends at the part where I talk about the movie Defending Your Life in reaction to Jen's religious philosophy. Click here to listen to it.
So, does anyone happen to have a bootleg copy of the last 45 minutes of the show? I'd appreciate it if I could get it somehow.
Anyway, the bright side is that at least you can hear Colin Clary & the Magogs & Friends' cover of "Good Vibrations". That's the only song that someone called to ask about today. With good reason, too. It's fucking genius! And it has two Smittens besides Colin on it (that would be Dana and Max).
Seriously, you need to start buying stuff from Asaurus Records. Their CDs are $5 and that new 3-CD box set with that "Good Vibrations" cover is $8. How many 3-CD sets out there can you get for a price like that?
No, I'm not paid for my endorsement of Asaurus Records.
I also forgot to mention that I get no money from the sale of the Il Programma Di Religione comp on Boyarm Records.
And I wasn't paid to interview Jen Sincero or endorse her book, The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping With Chicks (once again, emphasizing the need to mention the title whenever the opportunity presents itself). I ended up interviewing her because a friend of her's in Cleveland (that's the Shawn guy mentioned a couple of times in the interview) asked me if I was interested, and since the subject matter is something that I have liked to address in the past (or at least issues close to it), I thought it would be interesting to try and interview her. I hope it was interesting to listen to it.
I'm thinking about trying to interview indiepopstars. I have one in particular that I really want to try and get on the show. But I want some feedback. I try not to blatantly fish for compliments, but this is a time when I must make an exception. Did any of you actually like the interview. Please post a comment if you did! PLEASE! I beg you! I really need to know.
And I guess you can post if you didn't like it, too. Any compliments or constructive criticism. ANYTHING! PLEEEEASE! I just need external confirmation or disconfirmation of my interviewing skills. Please?
[insert puppy dog eyes here]
Oh, and don't forget about the Snowglobe show at Capsule this weekend. I'm afraid I might forget, but mentioning it in this post might help me remember.
That's it for now.
I screwed up and forgot to record the last 40 minutes of the show. I'm very sad about that.
I might at least post the first 80 minutes later, though.
And if you're interested in finding more about Jen Sincero, click here.
Thanks to those who actually stuck through it. I thought it was a great interview and I'm very unhappy that I didn't record it all.
set 1 (9:06-9:40)
The Field Mice "Let's Kiss and Make Up" Snowball
Colin Clary & the Magogs and Friends "Good Vibrations" You Already Have Way Too Many CD-Rs
Apples In Stereo "Heroes & Villains" Let's Go! EP
The Rondelles "T.V. Zombie" Shined Nickels and Loose Change
Pony Up! "Matthew Modine" Pony Up!
The Twilight "Ambiance in the Countryside" live on Elixir Is Zog 9/21/04
Of Montreal "Baby" Cherry Peel
Snowglobe "Big City Lights" Our Land Brains
set 2 (9:46-10:09)
Drugstore "El President" White Magic For Lovers
The Softies "Splintered Hands" Winter Pageant
Six Cents and Natalie "Sea Scout" Show Me the Honey"
The Diskettes "12345" You Already Have Way Too Many CD-Rs
The Diskettes "Suicide Is Painless (Theme from MASH)" You Already Have Way Too Many CD-Rs
Men In Fur "The Tiger Song" Men In Fur
Hot Pursuit "Basketball" Teenbeat 2002
Elekibass "I Know Some Kind of Rain Will Fall" Paisley and Twee
set 3 (last two songs)
Dressy Bessy "Just Like Henry" 9/20/03 Grog Shop
Lou Barlow "Round-N-Round" EMOH
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
You didn't like it when I said all that bullshit, did you? :( I thought it was funny, which is why I had to laugh at it over the air.
I'm probably not going to be able to keep updating the archive immediately after the show like I did today. I have to go to work an hour after the show ends, and barely had enough time to get there after updating the archive today.
Thanks to everyone who has accessed the archive already. I have to pay to keep it up, so it's good not to see it go to waste. I'm not even close to using up all my alloted bandwidth. I just need to remember who all the people that couldn't listen to the show before were and tell them about the archive.
Anyway, I hope you like(d) the show. I'm not sure how I feel about it because not only do I judge it by what I play, I also judge it by what I don't play. And there's just a lot of great material that you could pick out for a show like this. I'm disappointed that I didn't get to play the Twilight. I really wanted to play them. I'm also disappointed that I only played two Rose Melberg-related tracks. There's a lot more great Rose Melberg stuff that I could play.
So, do any of you actually like Jens Lekman? If you do, you should go to the Department of Forgotten Songs. It's a site where Jens posts rare, non-album tracks. There's some great stuff on there. "F-word" should have been an album track.
I can't think of anything else to say right now. I just got Katamari Damacy, so you're lucky that your hope was not in vain.
So, what's at 2020 Lorain Avenue? Is that even a real address?
Okay, that's it. Next week, I can start playing stuff from that Field Mice album.
Monday, February 14, 2005
Valentine's Day show archive is up:
Note: The beginning of Part 1 is missing thanks to a glitch in the CD recorded that caused it to autotrack when I turned the cassette player on (yeah, its weird). Anyway, Part 1 starts in the middle of "I'm So Excited", and I can't fix it so it doesn't.
I hope to have another post for you later.
set 1 (9:06-9:39)
Le Tigre "I'm So Excited" This Island
Murder Beach "8 Great Ways" First String Teenage High
Kiddo "The Makeout Song" (on WRUW's "Live From Cleveland")
The Frenchmen "Flake For You" Sorry We Ruined Your Party
Pony Up! "Matthew Modine" Pony Up!
All Girl Summer Fun Band "Jason Lee" 2
Boyskout "Back to Bed" School of Ettiquette
The Frogs "Whisper" Cleveland 12/8/01
Freezepop "Stakeout" Fancy Ultra-Fresh
Kanda "Feel Like Makin' Love" Boyracer/Kanda split CD
Churchbuilder "French Kiss Conspiracy" Patty Darling
set 2 (9:51-10:23)
Rose Melberg "I Will" Portola
Jonathan Richman "My Love Is a Flower" Home of the Hits
Of Montreal "Climb the Ladder" Satanic Panic in the Attic
Oval-Teen "Flying Silver Rocket Ships" A Million Shades of Oval-Teen
Virgins Live, Sluts Die "Fortune Cookie Prize" (unreleased)
Beat Happening "Secret Picnic Spot" Music to Climb the Apple Tree By
The Softies "The Best Days" Winter Pageant
L.A. Tool and Die "Galaxy High School" Fashion for the Evildoer
Poussin "Boy Friend" Pop Jingu Volume 2
set 3 (10:28-11:00)
A Small Buffet "Words of Love" Asaurus EP Club #9
Cub "Magic 8 Ball" Box of Hair
Sprites "Make a Baby With Me" Starling, Spiders, Tiger and Sprites
14 Year Old Girls "Pacman's In Paris" Strategy Guide
Ghetto Squirrels "Wild Thing" 4 Songs EP
ShiSho "Punk Rock Girl" download from here
Dressy Bessy "If You Should Try to Kiss Her" Cleveland 9/20/03
The Diskettes "ABC's of Love" The Diskettes
Mirah "Words Cannot Describe" You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This
Magnetic Fields "It's Only Time" i
Friday, February 11, 2005
Yes! I've finally done it. A streaming archive for Boogiepop Does Not Smile! Hopefully, I will soon be attracting listeners from outside the Cleveland area, and those listeners in the Cleveland area who didn't listen before because they were sleeping or working or doing something else during the show (in other words, people who don't have their priorities straight).
So, here's the archive for the latest show (2/7/05):
Part 1 (about 80 minutes)
Part 2 (about 39 minutes)
It'll be up until I can replace it with the archive from the Valentine's Day show, which will be really fucking awesome. Thanks for all the great requests. Anyone who hasn't requested something, please post something below.
Thursday, February 10, 2005
For those who didn't read the comments section of my last post, here's the story with Jens Lekman...
I got to Bent Crayon at 6:30 (I had class until a little before 6 that day) and nothing was going on. John (the owner) said that the in-store was cancelled due to illness. His illness, actually. If you've been to Bent Crayon, you know it's not a gigantic place, so I suppose that he would have had to move stuff around to make room for the band to play. It seems like that would take a lot of effort, so I could understand him not wanting to do it if he was sick. Anyway, he had announced it on Bent Crayon's mailing list, but I don't get that list, so I didn't know it was cancelled. I just ended up buying a reissue of the Field Mice's first EP and album and left.
Since the in-store was a bust, I had to try to get into case if I wanted to see Jens, so I just went to the door, gave them my driver's license, and they let me in. I didn't fall prey to Caseism. Don't get me wrong, it's still an official policy (ask the manager of the Dreadful Yawns, who was forced to tell everyone on the Dreadful Yawns mailing list who wasn't from Case that they couldn't go), but it seems they really are lax about enforcing it. Of Montreal is playing there on 4/20. You might actually be able to get in.
I had a good time. I enjoyed my 10-cent honey mustard wings, and Jens Lekman ruled. He played all the hits, including "I Saw Her at the Anti-War Demonstration" and "You Are the Light". There were people there who knew who he was and actually danced. There was also a Tammy Ealom (frontwoman of Dressy Bessy) lookalike. I should have asked her to jump onstage and do an impromptu version of "If You Should Try to Kiss Her".
Icicles fans, there's an Internet radio show that you have to listen to right now. RIGHT NOW! It's called No Love For Ned, and this week's episode has a live set from the Icicles. It features a great new song called "La Ti Da". You just need to have RealPlayer to hear it.
I forgot to tell you earlier about what the fuck was up with that Sergio Van Lukenstein track. That's on a new CD called Il Programma Di Religione released on Boyarm. It's a CD with tribute songs to all 265 popes. So, each track is 15 seconds or less. The Sergio Van Lukenstein track was a rap song about "Innocent II". I had to bleep out the ending because it's kind of questionable. The lyrics are "Innocent II gave a papal decree / banning the crossbow for archery. / You say it's about God but it's really about class. / Hate to have a commoner pop a bolt in your ass, bitch." People might have a problem with things going into the ass, no matter what the context, so I think I had to be careful there.
I'm also on there as Virgins Live, Sluts Die. That track is a no wave-flavored screamfest about "Sixtus IV". He authorized the Spanish Inquisition.
The rest of the CD is also good, and you'll especially like it if you're into crazy sound collage-type things (bleph?). It's $8, and you can get it by clicking here if you're interested.
If you feel like making any more V-Day requests, go ahead. Just click on the comments link below and type something in. And I was already planning to play "The Makeout Song". Fuck yeah! I'm also going to play the Matthew Modine song again. In fact, I should probably play it over and over again for the entire show. But I won't.
That's it for now.
Monday, February 07, 2005
I'm still not totally sure what to tell y'all about going to the Spot. I did get a message from our promotions director about it, though:
Here is the deal.
Because the Spot is funded by CWRU tuition fees it technically is closed to
the public. When I was there I did see the security guys just checking
drivers' licenses... but officially it is closed to non-students... do with
that what you will.
You could try and go. I'm not sure if I'm going to try and go there. I bet I'll end up having to pay to park, and it would be a shitty waste of money if they didn't let me in after that.
Anyway, I still don't understand why they can't institute a cover charge for any non-Case students. Would they have to go through too much bureaucratic bullshit and actually get an official Case university-wide policy changed for it to happen?
If anyone tries to go to a show at the Spot and can't get in, tell me and we'll find a way to raise hell about it. The Free Times and/or the Scene might actually give a fuck about it if people can't get in to see the big indie acts that the Spot is getting.
In other news, I still haven't figured out what I'm going to do about getting a streaming archive of this show. Bart says he could give me the code to do the archive, but the part that I'm worried about is getting hosting. That's very important, and I don't want to fuck that up because I'll waste a shitload of money if they make me pay in advance and I end up being unsatisfied with it for whatever reason. Like I said before, all that I want to do is have some space where I can dump the MP3s and link them from here. Any suggestions?
I forgot to mention that next week will be the Valentine's show, which is the antithesis to the Sweetest Day show. It's our yearly attempt to see how cloyingly mushy one radio show can get before the audience begins to vomit. Any requests?
I think that last week, I said that the V-day show was this week. Whoops!
Interestingly enough, it actually turned out that someone would have been quite happy if I had spent the rest of the show playing Final Fantasy battle themes. I ran into someone else from the station, and he thought that the FF battle medley ruled. But no, I had to play other things because you needed to hear the "Matthew Modine" song. I don't understand how you couldn't think that song fucking rules. Maybe it lost a little bit of its impact because I had to censor it, but it's still a great song and it should now be the main goal of your life to hear the uncensored version.
By the way, the last line of that song is, "Oh Matthew Modine, you give us creamy jeans." Yeah, that part lost its bite when I censored it.
Someone actually wanted to hear the Yo La Tengo version of "Hey Ya", which I actually didn't bring. I thought no one actually cared about hearing that cover.
I think I've run out of things to say for now. Maybe I'll see you at the Jens Lekman in-store at Bent Crayon at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. ^_^
set 1 (9:07-9:40)
Sloan "She Says What She Means" 4 Nights at the Palais Royale
Sloan "The Good In Everyone" 4 Nights at the Palais Royale
The Gossip "Left Out Now" Gossip/Tracy and the Plastics split CD
Apples In Stereo "She's Telling Lies (Bryce's Mix)" Velocity of Sound
Apples In Stereo "Tidal Wave" Science Faire
Would Be Goods "Dear St. Valentine" I'm With Cupid
A Small Buffet "Lily (My One and Only)" The Hiss That We Have Missed
Guv'ner "Lucky Ladybug" Break a Promise EP
Sergio Van Lukenstein "Innocent II" Il Programma Di Religione
Beauty Pageant "Girlfriend On Fire" Magic By Error
Kiddo "Flea Market Day" Sergio Van Lukenstein Session 12/10/03
Jens Lekman "You Are the Light" When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog
Virgins Live, Sluts Die "Sixtus IV" Il Programma Di Religione
set 2 (9:54-10:22)
Dressy Bessy "Baby Six String" Dressy Bessy
Awesome Animal Ambulance "Count On Us" This Is Sour-Lemon Peel
The Icicles "Pretty" A Hundred Patterns
Ash "What Deaner Was Talking About" Got a Beautiful Face, Got a Fucked Up Inside EP
Pony Up! "Minstrel" Pony Up!
Uva Ursi "Walk Away" Matter
Lou Barlow "Round -N- Round" EMOH
Lou Barlow and Friends "Run To You" Lou Barlow and Friends
set 3 (10:34-11:00)
Skoweyajeed "Benedict III" Il Programma Di Religione
Beds for Sleeping Kites "St. Nicholas I (The Great)" Il Programma Di Religione
Brad Sucks "Adrian II" Il Programma Di Religione
The Brady Experiments "John VIII" Il Programma Di Religione
Brian Jonestown Massacre "Johnny Marr Is Dead" Your Side of Our Story
Stereo Total "Orange Mécanique" Do the Bambi
Igloo "Your February Secret" I'm With Cupid
Pony Up! "Matthew Modine" Pony Up!
All Girl Summer Fun Band "Later Operator" All Girl Summer Fun Band
Colin Clary "A Song For All the Lazy Sundays" James Kochalka Superstar/Colin Clary Split EP
Jens Lekman "A Higher Power" When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog