Monday, October 31, 2005

i just wanna reach the radiothon

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Okay, I guess enough people are listening to the archive to warrant me keeping it. (Hopefully, there are some lurkers out there who didn't post a comment, because only 7 people downloading it is kind of pathetic, though.) Thanks to those who posted comments! By the way, I pay for the hosting myself (it's actually not very expensive because I'm on the cheap plan, which I won't have to upgrade from unless this show becomes really popular), so donating to Radiothon has no effect on it. We have discussed doing what WRUW does, which is having an archive for every single show and hosting it on our webspace, but not everyone is in favor of it.

There was no listener from Finland today (or anywhere outside the U.S.--there wasn't even someone from Canada who I could accuse of being Rose Melberg). And no one from NPR called. Actually, I only got one call, and it was about the Castlevania remixes I was playing in the background. YAY! Someone noticed how awesome they were! If you want to start your own collection of Castlevania remixes, go to OverClocked Remix and and search for them there.

Okay, I must be off now. Here's the Halloween show:

Part 1
Part 2

playlist for october 31, 2005

Raoulie "Theme From Halloween" it's a POPGUN RECORDINGS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
The Minibosses "Castlevania (The Last Hurrah)" [I downloaded this a long time ago, I don't think it's available for download anymore]
Strong Bad "Trogdor" Strong Bad Sings and other type hits
Elliott the Letter Ostrich "Pink Dracula" Blood Cape
North American Halloween Prevention Initiative "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?" Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?
The Frogs "It's Halloween" Made-Up Cassette (A)
Shonen Knife "Devil House" Let's Knife
Bunnygrunt "Here Come the Vampires" jen-fi
Atom & His Package "Minds Playin' Tricks on Me" Atom & His Package
Sifl & Olly "Fake Blood" Songs of Season 1
Future Bible Heroes "I'm a Vampire" Eternal Youth
Beat Happening "Black Candy" Black Candy
They Might Be Giants "The Edison Museum" No!
Smitten Kitten "It's a Trick!" it's a POPGUN RECORDINGS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
Sebadoh "Vampire" Smash Your Head on the Punk Rock
Elliott the Letter Ostrich "Ballad of Voorhees" Blood Cape
The Frogs "Dragon" Pat's Session 1-19-86
Sifl & Olly "Cindy's the Hostess" Songs of Season 1
Bunnygrunt "Me & My Vampire Friends" Karen Hater's Club
14 Year Old Girls "Castlevania Punk" Zombies In, Robots Out
bis "secret vampires" I [Heart] Bis
The Sour Grapes "Skulls" No More Drama
Sonic Youth "Halloween" Bad Moon Rising
The Minibosses "MiniMayhem (Castlevania 2)" Download from OverClocked Remix
The Frogs "Satan's in the Manger" Death Songs
Winnebago "Shark Attack/Bobbin For Apples" it's a POPGUN RECORDING HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
The Magic Tennies "The Halloween Jamboree" it's a POPGUN RECORDINGS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
Beat Happening "Knick Knack" Black Candy
Ash "Day of the Triffids" Trailer

Monday, October 24, 2005

u wanna be a grip?

Holy shit! Look at this!

I did the NPR thing last week because I was really tired and didn't feel like trying too hard. Today, I did it because I seriously want to sell out to NPR. Why won't you hire me?!

Remember Cub? (Or "Remember cub?" because it's supposed to be spelled with all lowercase.) I don't know if I told you this before, but the Mint Records website has all their music videos online, and I was finally able to download them this past week. See, the videos are in Quicktime 7 format, and it's been only recently that they've released Quicktime 7 for the PC. They also have streaming RealVideo, but it's streaming, so fuck that. Anyway, if you've never seen them, you really have to see them now. My favorites are "Flaming Red Bobsled" (it's got a crazy plotline) and "New York City" (it's just cute). Go to this page and scroll down until you find the cub videos.

And before I post the show, I have a question... Is there anyone from out of state who's actually downloading these shows? Please post a comment under this link and tell me if you are. In fact, if you're from Ohio and download these shows, I'd love to know, too. It costs money for me to do this, so please excuse me here. I need to make sure it's worth it for me to keep spending money on it. Thanks!

And now, here's the show:

Part 1
Part 2

Update: The listener from Finland e-mailed me and said he didn't hear the Swedish song. However, he did say that he wasn't offended by the idea of me playing a Swedish song. Just thought y'all might like to know.

Also, I might comment on that Pitchfork article later.

playlist for october 24, 2005

The Gossip "Standing in the Way of Control (Le Tigre Remix)" Standing in the Way of Control 12"
Ladytron "Soft Power" Witching Hour
YMCK "Darling" Records of the Damned
The Blow "Pile of Gold" PDX POP NOW!
The Raveonettes "My Boyfriend's Back" Stubbs the Zombie The Soundtrack
Jens Lekman "How much you mean to me" October 2005 Tour EP
Mount Eerie "I Hold Nothing" No Flashlight
Nedelle "friends & ancestors" Nedelle and Fred Thomas April/May 2005 Tour Single
Orenda Fink "Invisible Ones Guard the Gate" Invisible Ones
Robert Schneider "Skyway" (some show in Lexington, KY)
Sleater-Kinney "Modern Girl" The Woods
The Vaselines "Slushy" The Way of the Vaselines-A Complete History
The Twilight "Apple Pie Suburbia" Summer Sweet Summer
The Snow Fairies "Thank God For the New York Public Library" get married
The Smittens "Flowers, Kisses, You" A Little Revolution
Calvin Johnson "When You Are Mine" Before the Dream Faded
Jens Lekman "Jag tyckte hon sa lönnlöv" October 2005 Tour EP
Page France "bush" Hello Dear Wind
Speedmarket Avenue "The State of Harmony" Saturday Looks Goo To Me/Speedmarket Avenue Tour Split
The Maybellines "Autumn, September" A La Carte
R. Shand "U Wanna Be a Grip" U Wanna Be a Grip single
Wesley Willis "Dressy Bessy" (?)
Dressy Bessy "Electrified" Electrified
Thee Black Molly "I Left My Libido in San Francisco" From the Batcave
Thee Black Molly "The Scratch" From the Batcave
Cars Can Be Blue "Dating Batman" All the Stuff We Do
His Name Is Alive "Summer Bird" Summer Bird EP
Anna Oxygen "Aviva" All Your Faded Things
Dandy Warhols "All I Have to Do Is Dream" Stubbs the Zombie The Soundtrack
Ben Kweller "Lollipop" Stubbs the Zombie The Soundtrack

Monday, October 17, 2005

smooth and smarmy

I'm just going to post the show. I don't have anything else to say. I'm just tired and I have a lot of stuff to do right now.

Here's the show:

Part 1
Part 2

playlist for october 17, 2005

Jens Lekman "You Are the Light" When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog
The Smiths "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" Louder Than Bombs
Colin Clary "Some of My Favorite People Are" Sweater Weather or Not These Are the Songs I Got
Acid House Kings "A Long Term Plan" Sing Along With Acid House Kings
The Snow Fairies "Love Song With a Happy Ending" get married
YMCK "Magical 8-Bit Tour" Records of the Damned
The Rentals "Brilliant Boy" Return of the Rentals
The Pancakes "just between you and me" stereo radio/left
Land of Ill Earthquakes "12th Time" Land of Ill Earthquakes
Jens Lekman "If You Ever Need a Stranger" When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog
Red Pony Clock "Hayward Gurlzz" Tunes From Terrace Towers
Neutral Milk Hotel "Naomi" On Avery Island
Calvin Johnson "Deliverance" Before the Dream Faded
The Cannanes "Tribute" Fortune Cookie Prize
Beat Happening "Nancy Sin" Music to Climb the Apple Tree By
Arcade Fire "Wake Up" Funeral
Pants Yell! "Tram #7" Asaurus EP Club #10
Fitzgerald "The Alligator Wrestler" Raised By Wolves
Maximilian Hecker "That's What You Do" Rose
Jens Lekman "I Saw Her at the Anti-War Demonstration" You Are the Light EP
Cars Can Be Blue "TMNT" All the Stuff We Do
Cars Can Be Blue "Do You Remember?" All the Stuff We Do
Ladytron "Weekend" Witching Hour
The Gossip "Standing in the Way of Control" Standing in the Way of Control 12"
Of Montreal "The Party's Crashing Us" The Sunlandic Twins
Calvin Johnson "Rabbit Blood" Before the Dream Faded
Jens Lekman "Do You Remember the Riots?" When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog

Monday, October 10, 2005

what's up batman? are you fucking the riddler?

In case you didn't hear, I once again had to sign off the station and leave because no one came to relieve me. And then, just a minute after I sign off, Holly just happens to show up. It's one of those things that almost makes you believe there's a god. And that he's an asshole with a lame sense of humor.

I was hoping that I could just end the show with "I Don't Want to Get Over You". It would have been perfect right there.

Except I fucked up because I forgot to mention the Cars Can Be Blue song. And that's too bad because it's a great song.

People actually made a couple good requests today! Yay! I usually never get requests for some reason. People hate calling me. Anyone have any idea why?

Someone requested the "The Party's Crashing Us". That isn't a breakup song, right? I read the lyrics and it just didn't seem that way. Any other day, I would have been happy for someone to request that.

And someone requested "Apple Pie Suburbia". Ryan (from the Twilight) and I were talking on Saturday night about whether or not the Twilight had any breakup songs. And he and I thought they didn't. I thought that the closest thing they had was "Zzzzzz", which sounds like a breakup song, but really, it's about their bass player who died in an accident.

Anyway, does anyone think "Apple Pie Suburbia" is a breakup song? I can't tell.

I think that's all that I have to say for now. Here's today's show:

Part 1
Part 2

playlist for october 10, 2005 (sweetest day edition)

The Blow "Hey Boy" Poor Aim: Love Songs
Dream Bitches "Love Letter Lullaby" Sanfransisters
Sloan "The Other Man" Pretty Together
Go Sailor "Don't Go" Go Sailor
The Moldy Peaches "Nothing Came Out" The Moldy Peaches
Cheese On Bread "Where the Fuck Are They?" Maybe Maybe Maybe Baby
Pants Yell! "Public Gardens" Songs For Siblings
Ulysses "Glacier" 010
The Frogs "She Was a Mortal" The Frogs
Rose Melberg "Golden Gate Bridge" Portola
Of Montreal "Eros' Entropic Tundra" Satanic Panic In the Attic
Fear of Pop "In Love" Fear of Pop Volume 1
Mirah "We're Both So Sorry" C'mon Miracle
Cub "They Don't" Betti-Cola
Pulp "Disco 2000" Different Class
Ed in the Refridgerators "You're All I Could Think of During the Love Scenes in Attack of the Clones" Get Excommunicated!
Kiddo "Still Not My Girl" Kiddo
Hayden "Bad As They Seem" Everything I Long For (Canadian version)
Acid House Kings "That's Because You Drive Me" Sing Along With Acid House Kings
The Snow Fairies "Railroad Tracks" get married
Harry and the Potters "The Human Hosepipe" Voldemort Can't Stop the Rock!
Churchbuilder "p.s. i miss you" Patty Darling
Sebadoh "Willing to Wait" Harmacy
The Mathletes "I Hate Math" Jest & Earnest
Cars Can Be Blue "Dating Batman" All The Things We Do
Tullycraft "Polaroids From Mars" Disenchanted Hearts Unite
Jens Lekman "They Should Have Given You the Oscar" Live From Stora Teatorn
The Sour Grapes "business casual" No More Drama
Magnetic Fields "I Don't Want to Get Over You"
Babes In Toyland "All By Myself" Nemesisters
Swans "Love Will Tear Us Apart" Forever Burned
Swans "Love Will Tear Us Apart" Various Failures
The Frogs "The Longing Goes Away" Hopscotch Lollipop Sunday Surprise
Rose Melberg "The Love We Could Have Had" Portola

Monday, October 03, 2005

professional wench

In case you didn't hear it on the show, next week's show is going to be the annual Sweetest Day classic. For those who don't know, Sweetest Day is basically an extra Valentine's Day in October, and it's celebrated mostly in Ohio. Apparently, it didn't start out as Valentine's Day in October, but that's what it definitely is. So, I mock it by playing nothing but break up songs and just anti-love songs in general on my show.

If you can think of any cutesy/twee break up songs/anti-love songs, please post them here. You could try posting non-twee songs, but I can't guarantee that I'll play them.

And now, here's this week's show:

Part 1
Part 2

October 3, 2005

The Helper T-Cells "Grilled Cheese" Songs For People Who Like BUGS
The Essex Green "The Playground" Everything Is Green
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players "Look at Me" Look at Me b/w Don't You Know What I Mean
Kiddo "Through Being Cool" Boyarm Does Devo
Mirah/Ginger Brooks Takahashi "Pure" Songs From the Black Mountain Music Project
Shonen Knife "Seuichi" Candy Rock
Shonen Knife "Computer Language" Heavy Songs
Sonic Youth "Lee #2" Goo (reissue)
Sloan "Left of Centre" Smeared
The Smittens "Party Time" A Little Revolution
The Gossip "Standing In the Way of Control" Standing In the Way of Control 12"
The Casual Dots "Evil Operations Classified" The Casual Dots
Saturday Looks Good to Me "I Don't Want to Go" I Don't Want to Go 7"
The Snow Fairies "The Stone Pony" get married
Kiddo "New Year's Resolution Haircut" Kiddo
Kiddo "The Makeout Song" Kiddo
Orenda Fink "Invisible Ones Guard the Gate" Invisible Ones
Calvin Johnson "Rabbit Blood" Before the Dream Faded
The Helper T-Cells "The Complete Beginners Guide to Liking Bugs (and Loving It!)" Songs For People Who Like BUGS
The Abductees "My Hamster Fell Off the Merry-Go-Round and Died" Animal Songliture For Listening Ears
Ladytron "High Rise" Witching Hour
The Gossip "Standing In the Way of Control (Le Tigre Remix)" Standing In the Way of Control 12"
Boyskout "Secrets" School of Etiquette
Dinosaur Jr. "Just Like Heaven" Fossils

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