Monday, March 28, 2005

bloody stumps, bloody stumps

You just have to listen to the whole show. Don't just listen to Part 1 and not go to Part 2. You need to hear both. I'm not kidding. It tells a cohesive story.

Part 1
Part 2

It's not killing my bandwidth, so I'm keeping the Scruggscorp show up for a while longer. Maybe I'll see if I can get another episode to upload. But for now, I still have "Ol' Jer Meets the Backmasker" for you to download:

Part 1
Part 2

Any other shows that I had up are deleted now, so don't try to access them.

playlist for march 28, 2005

set 1 (9:06-9:40)

bearsuit "welcome bearsuit spacehotel" cat spectacular!
bearsuit "cookie oh jesus" cat spectacular!
The Mathletes "Cat Power Is a Good Cop" Jest and Earnest
Jeff Mangum "Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone" Live at Jittery Joe's
The Softies "It's Love" (live) A House Full of Friends
The Diskettes "Jump Up" You Already Have Way Too Many CD-Rs
The Evens "If It's Water" The Evens
Apples In Stereo "Do You Understand?" Velocity of Sound
New Grenada "Decoder" The Open Heart
New Grenada "Damaged" The Iron Triangle
Of Montreal "Hello From Inside a Shell" Coquelicot Asleep In the Poppies

set 2 (9:50-10:23)

This Bank Holiday "Come Undone" You Already Have Way Too Many CD-Rs
Wesley Willis "Girls on Film" Greatest Hits Vol. 2
The Moldy Peaches "D2 Boyfriend" The Moldy Peaches
kanda "list" all the good meetings are taken
Marbles "When You Open" Expo
Cowboy "Kneebending" A House Full of Friends
Cub "They Don't" Betti-Cola
Pony Up! "Going Nowhere" Pony Up!
Snow Machine "camellights" Snow Machine
The Twilight "Apple Pie Suburbia" Summer Sweet Summer EP

set 3 (10:35-11:00)

Dressy Bessy "Better Luck" (live) All the Right Reasons single
Maximilian Hecker "The Days Are Long and Filled With Pain" Infinite Love Songs
Fitzgerald "Bloody Stumps" Raised by Wolves
Magnetic Fields "If There's Such a Thing as Love" i
Sonic Youth "Doctor's Orders" Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star
kanda "face it" all the good meetings are taken

Monday, March 21, 2005

it was worth it just to learn some sleight of hand

Here's the latest show:

Part 1
Part 2

Please note that all previous episodes of Boogiepop Does Not Smile are no longer on the server, so you can no longer listen to them online.

The Scruggscorp "Ol' Jer Meets the Backmasker" episode is still on the server, though. You MUST hear it if you haven't listened to it yet:

Part 1
Part 2

And if you want to check out one of the best new bands, go here where you can download some of their songs.

I'm exhausted and don't feel like saying anything else at the moment.

playlist for march 21, 2005

set 1 (9:05-9:42)

The Frogs "We Can Stop the War" Made Up Songs #1,6
Jeff Mangum "The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 2" Live at Jittery Joe's
Jeff Mangum "The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 3" Live at Jittery Joe's
Yo La Tengo "Jesus" 2004 WFMU All-Request Marathon
Yo La Tengo "Surfin' Bird" 2004 WFMU All-Request Marathon
Snowglobe "comforted" Doing the Distance
Snowglobe "ms june" Doing the Distance
Kiddo "Through Being Cool" Boyarm Does Devo
Snow Machine "Old Tin Roof" Snow Machine
The Icicles "Sunday Song" A Hundred Patterns
The Lucksmiths "Once Again" A House Full of Friends
The Mathletes "I Hate Math" Jest and Earnest
Kanda "Chapel of Love" Boyracer/Kanda split CD

set 2 (9:52-10:19)

Pony Up! "I Heard You Got Action" Ben Lee/Pony Up! split 7"
Shonen Knife "Dali's Sunflower" Yama-no Attchan
Go Sailor "The Boy Who Sailed Around the World" Go Sailor
Boyracer "Sex" AUL 36X
Boyracer "Spindle" Best Flipstar
AqPop "Beautifully Smart, She's Standing There" Beautifully Smart
Linda Draper "Colorblind" Sunsets and Silhouettes
Evolution Control Committee "Jesus Carp (Son of Cod)" (not sure of the album title)
The Field Mice "Everything About You" Snowball
Dennis Driscoll "You & I Were One" A House Full of Friends
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players "Eggs" Vintage Slide Collections From Seattle Volume 1

set 3 (10:30-11:00)

The Mathletes "Anime Convention" Jest and Earnest
Ben Lee "Float On" Ben Lee/Pony Up! split 7"
Modest Mouse "Float On" Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Kidz Bop Kids "Float On" Kidz Bop Volume 7
Negativland "Christianity Is Stupid" Escape From Noise
Evolution Control Committee "Jesus Carp {Son of Cod)" (don't know album title)
Marbles "Hello Sun" Expo
Noise Addict "16" Meet the Real You

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

i still haven't found what i'm looking for

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! THE LINKS TO MY SHOW DIDN'T WORK AND NO ONE TOLD ME! You're lucky that I was able to find it out for myself.

Okay, everyone... let's get this straight. If you encounter any broken links or something doesn't seem to work, PLEASE tell me about it. I hate it when I screw something up and it takes a long time to come to my attention, making me look like much more of a dumbass than I would if I had found out about it right away. You could have just posted a comment right under where I posted the links and I would have found out about it very quickly. I'm very egotistical and come here very often to check out all the wonderful things that people post about the show, so I could have had this resolved Monday evening at the latest if someone had spoke up.

And if any of the links to the side are broken or outdated or whatever, please notify me about those, too.

Anyway, the links and everything are fixed now, so just scroll down to the post before this one to hear the latest show.

I guess I have more things that I could say to you, so...

I actually got calls this week. Usually, I don't get calls. You'd be surprised at the number of calls that I don't get. I'm not kidding.

Someone called to ask about Ash while I was playing "Goldfinger". I don't understand why people would call in the middle of songs they like instead of waiting until they end, but I guess that it must mean that person liked it a lot if they couldn't wait for the song to finish.

Also, someone called about the Japanese language Shonen Knife song, "Oolong Brand Monkey Tea". This person had never heard of Shonen Knife before (obviously a new listener -_^)and thought the song reminded her of Thai rock, except somewhat poppier. I've wondered before if there was an indie rock scene in Thailand. Sounds like there is one.

Christian from Kiddo e-mailed me after the show and said he liked the Snow Machine song. If you like the Snow Machine song (it's called "Birmingham") or want to know what the Snow Machine song is, go to their website and click on the media section.

Also, you can download the legendary Negativland U2 single at their website. Just the original two tracks, and not the whole These Guys Are From England and Who Gives a Shit reissue. Click here to get it.

That's all that I have to say for now. I hope that you'll all be good from now on and not hesitate to tell me if something on the site is fucked up. ^_^

Monday, March 14, 2005

oh, and i wish we could be dancing in the dark, really slow...

I hope you didn't get annoyed with all that Ash stuff I played today. Best Irish band ever, even though they only released two solid albums of good stuff.

And hopefully you agreed with me when I said that the Mathletes are all that.

Someone in Israel was listening today! They listened to a lot of the show. They tuned out before the end, but still, they heard a lot of the show. Neato!

Here are the MP3s for today's show. Please note that the MP3s for all previous episodes of Boogiepop Does Not Smile are no longer online. They have been deleted. Trying to access them will only get you error messages. Anyway...

Part 1
Part 2

And also, the MP3s for the episode of Scruggscorp Radio that I talk about a couple of posts below are still accessible. I highly encourage you to listen to them. You will laugh your ass off!

Scruggscorp Radio-"Ol' Jer Meets the Backmasker":
Part 1
Part 2

playlist for march 14, 2005

set 1 (9:05-9:40)

Shonen Knife "The Luck of the Irish" 712
Negativland "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Edited Special Edit Radio Mix)" These Guys Are From England and Who Gives a Shit
Six Cents and Natalie "My Date With Rachel Sweet" Storm of the Century
Kisswhistle "My Date With Rachel Sweet" First String Teenage High
Marbles "Circuit" Expo
The Umbrellas "Pennies" The Hiss That We Have Missed
Sap "Pretty Boy" Storm of the Century
Shonen Knife "Monkey Brand Oolong Tea" Candy Rock
Ash "Goldfinger" 1977
Ash "Jack Names the Planets" Trailer
Ash "Kung Fu" 1977

set 2 (9:50-10:20)

Ash "Vampire Slave" Meltdown
Slomo Rabbit Kick "Man's Routine Is to Work and Dream" Horatory Examinations
Of Montreal "Know Your Onion" Bonus CD
The Shins "New Slang" Oh, Inverted World
The Twilight "With or Without You" Live on Elixir Is Zog
Marbles "Magic" Expo
The Mathletes "Let's Read Pitchfork Together Everyday" Jest and Earnest
The Mathletes "Linger" You Already Have Way Too Many CD-Rs
The Mathletes "An Apology to a Girl To Whom I Told a Bit of Personal Information (Who Is Now Using Me as Her Therapist on an Almost Daily Basis)" Jest and Earnest

set 3 (10:32-11:00)

The Mathletes "I Hate Bright Eyes (Battle Rhyme)" Jest and Earnest
Snow Machine "Birmingham" Snow Machine
Tilly and the Wall "A Perfect Fit" Wild Like Children
Camera Obscura "Books Written For Girls (Live Acoustic Version)" Sunsets and Silhouettes
Fonda "I Can Still Hear Our Song" Sunsets and Silhouettes
Ash "Uncle Pat" Trailer
Ash "Angel Interceptor" 1977

Friday, March 11, 2005

scruggscorp radio

Greetings, everyone! At this time, Boogiepop Does Not Smile is now proud to present an episode of Scruggscorp Radio in MP3 format. Scruggscorp Radio may very well be my favorite radio show (besides my own... but I do like it more than mine whenever I'm not possessed by self-loathing), and its popularity level is definitely about to explode. This is your last chance to get in on the ground floor of this grand radio phenomenon! If you haven't been able to get yourself to tune into WCSB every Sunday night/early Monday morning from midnight to 2 a.m., you shouldn't pass up this chance to understand the genius that you've been missing!

Scruggscorp Radio is a modern form of radio theatre, a parody of the conventions of commercial radio. It's like a window into an alternate universe in which WCSB was bought out by a heartless corporation owned by a mega-greedy Texas billionaire. Every week's show is done in a different format. Sometimes they have sports talk, other times they have "frat talk", and they'll even have political talk sometimes, as well. Those are only the formats that I can remember.

Anyway, this classic episode from April of 2004 that I'm presenting to you was done in the form of the Jerry Waldaman show, which is a sort of general purpose talk show (or it was until three weeks ago). On this episode, Old Jer interviews a Christian activist who exposes the Satanic conspiracy in Hollywood by playing many classic television themes backward and interpreting the hidden messages.

Yes, this is very funny shit.

Also, I guess that I should tell you that I make a little appearance as an outraged Christian caller.

Besides that, I want you to know that the people behind Scruggscorp Radio didn't ask me to do this. I actually asked them for permission to post this show, and they gave me the enthusiastic "yes". I'm doing this because I have bandwidth to spare and because I want people to understand what I'm talking about when I say that Scruggscorp Radio is genius and the most underrated radio show ever. It's sort of how I want people to be able to understand the greatness that the names of the bands Pants Yell! and the Smittens should evoke.

And I'm not kidding when I say that this show is about to take off. Let's just say that I know something you don't know. So, this really is your last chance to say that I heard Scruggscorp before everyone else did.

If you want to get on the Scruggscorp bandwagon, just click on the links below:

Part 1
Part 2

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

i wrote this song in a dream...

Just for the hell of it, I'll give you short reviews of the Shonen Knife and Marbles shows.

Shonen Knife

Kiddo opened. They played pretty much the same fast tempo, hard rocking set they've been playing lately, except they had Beachland owner Mark Leddy play farfisa on the last three songs. He actually played farfisa on the CD, and he ruled both live and on the new CD that we're still waiting for them to release.

Shonen Knife played a set with lots of material from Heavy Songs, their last album of new material that they released in the U.S., and lots of the greatest hits. Highlights included "Kappa Ex", "Buttercup", and a cover of "I Wanna Be Sedated". There were a couple really cool parts where Naoko made her guitar feedback. She should do that more often.

I ended up buying a bunch of shit from them. I got the reissues of their first two CDs, Candy Rock (their latest release in Japan, which is unlikely to be released here because it's all in Japanese), and a single for this Christmas song they wrote with Thurston Moore called "All I Want For Christmas". I didn't know they actually did another Christmas song, let alone one with lyrics by Thurston Moore. And the lyrics are kind of weird. It's not as good as "Space Christmas" (which is just one of the best Christmas songs ever and hard to match), but it's still good and I can't wait to play it this December.

You heard the song on Candy Rock with Calvin Johnson and Phil Elvrum. That's just so cool.


I got there right after the first song. Robert Schneider played a few Ulysses songs and a couple of Apples In Stereo songs by himself on acoustic guitar. That was great. One of the Apples In Stereo songs was a new song called "Skyway" that he said he wrote after hearing it in a dream.

But that wasn't actually the Marbles performance. After playing the acoustic songs, he flipped on a stereo immediately behind him, uncovered large cardboard cutouts of Darth Vader (holding a fake keyboard) and the robot from Lost In Space, and took off his pants. Then, to the sounds of an electronic instrumental, he put on this silvery superhero costume, complete with a silver cape. Yes, it was quite dramatic.

After he finished donning his costume, he "played" a few Marbles songs from the new CD. I put "played" in quotes because what he actually did was sing to the backing tracks of the songs. He did have an electric guitar onstage, but he didn't plug it in. All he did with it was pantomime playing it during guitar solos and thrust it into the air for emphasis at certain points. During keyboard solos, he'd thrust his microphone at Darth Vader.

As someone said to me, "That and what I expected were two different things."

I enjoyed it, though. I appreciated the novelty, and the songs were actually good, despite what Pitchfork said. I saw Pitchfork's 5.0 review that they'd posted earlier that day, but I didn't believe it because anyone who appreciates t3h tw33 realizes that they don't understand t3h cut3.

Afterwards, a couple other fans and I got to go back to where the bands kept their gear and talk to Robert for a while. It was another one of those moments that I have talking to indiepopstars where I wish that I had a tape recorder. I forget what all we talked about, but I did ask him about the dream that he got "Skyway" from.

The dream went something like this: Robert was at a party with some friends in a trailer park, but then he started walking home and there was this drug bust at the party. He ended up getting picked up by the police and taken to the station. While he was sitting at the station, the radio played this really good song by the Velvet Underground. The cop that he was sitting there with remarked about how good it was, and Robert, somehow knowing a lot about the song, told him that it was by the Velvet Underground and told him about the record it was on. After that, he woke up and it turned out that the Velvet Underground record in the dream didn't exist, and it wasn't really a Velvet Underground song. So, he wrote down as much of the song that he could remember, and that's how we have "Skyway" on the next Apples In Stereo album.

Oh, and another thing... if you heard any rumors about Robert and Hilarie being divorced, they're true. :(

They're still playing together in the Apples, though, and Hilarie drummed on a couple of tracks on the new Marbles CD.

In other news, Pitchfork posted a review of the Kidz Bop version of the Modest Mouse song, "Float On", which I mentioned at some point during the latest show. I was wondering if they left in the part about hitting the cop car and nothing bad happening, and from the review, it seems that they did. And added an enthusiastic "YEAH!" after it.

I'm not a Modest Mouse fan, but I know the significance of that song being on that CD.

Oh, and I just remembered that the local music zine, Utter Trash, has an interview with Lil Pocket Knife. They actually posted it a long time ago, but I didn't find out about it until recently. Click here to read it.

I think that's all that I have to say for now.

Good luck trying to win those Lou Barlow tickets.

Monday, March 07, 2005

through being cool

I forgot to mention that the song "Seiuchi" is particularly cool because it has Calvin Johnson on backing vocals and Phil Elvrum from the Microphones on guitar. Did you notice?

I didn't get a chance to mention that "Through Being Cool" is also the title of Saves the Day's first album. AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Yucko! But the Kiddo cover of the Devo song is awesome.

Someone did call during the last song to get the Marbles tickets. Yay!

So, here's the latest show for you:

Part 1
Part 2

Please tell me if you have trouble accessing the archive. Okay?

playlist for march 7, 2005

set 1 (9:06-9:44)

Colin Clary & the Magogs & Friends "Good Vibrations" You Already Have Way Too Many CD-Rs
Colin Clary and the Magogs "Pet Sound" Her Life of Crime
The Shermans "Practiced Performance" In Technicolor
Pony Up! "Marlon Brando's Laundromat" Pony Up!
The Evens "All These Governors" The Evens
New Grenada "Don't You Know" Boyarm Does Devo
Marbles "Swimming" Pyramid Landing and other favorites
Sebadoh "Brand New Love" Smash Your Head on the Punk Rock
Shonen Knife "Cannibal Papaya" (remix by Thurston Moore) All I Want For Christmas single
Panda Squad "not so (elementary)" > than or = to

set 2 (9:55-10:23)

A Small Buffet "Puddle Wonderful" Asaurus EP Club #9
Snow Machine "Feature Film" Snow Machine
Lou Barlow "If I Could" EMOH
Field Mice "The End of the Affair" Snowball
Dear Nora "Sarah, You're not for Me" House Full of Friends
Gene Defcon "Have a Good Time" Come Party With Me 2000
Tracy and the Plastics "Dawn Feather" Real Damage EP
Marbles "Go Marilee" Pyramid Landing and other favorites

set 3 (10:32-11:00)

Lil Pocket Knife "East Coast/West Coast" Pants Control
Mirah "1982 (atari)" Storageland
Kiddo "Through Being Cool" Boyarm Goes Devo
Laura Watling "Back and Forth" Early Morning Walk
Pants Yell! "Onward Sailboat" Live on WERS
The Mathletes "My Record Collection" You Already Have Way Too Many CD-Rs
Shonen Knife "Animal Song" Burning Farm
Shonen Knife "Seiuchi" Candy Rock
Panda Squad "i am a prom song" > than or = to

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