Wednesday, January 31, 2007

last archive ever

I have decided that due to recent legislative developments, as well as the fact that the archiving was of questionable legality, this will be the last show that I post on here.

I apologize to the loyal listeners whom this will affect.

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Part 2

Edit: I have decided to give the archive a temporary reprieve for an indeterminate amount of time. The next show will definitely be uploaded.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

playlist for january 30, 2007

Yo La Tengo "El Es Gay" Live Session EP
Shonen Knife "(Love Is Like a) Heatwave" The Birds and the B-Sides
Dressy Bessy "California" California EP
All Girl Summer Fun Band "Grass Skirt" Summer of '98
Tender Forever "Hot" The Soft and the Hardcore
Mirah "Light the Match" Advisory Committee
The Icicles "Lemonade & Somersaults" Pure Sugar EP
Pavement "Summer Babe (live)" Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe and Reduxe
Calvin Johnson & Mark Pickerel "Sand" Total Lee: The Songs of Lee Hazlewood
Of Montreal "Suffer For Fashion" Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Apples In Stereo "Can You Feel It?" New Magnetic Wonder
Kiddo "About You" Okay Sweetheart
Sloan "HFXNSHC" Never Hear the End of It
Sloan "People Think They Know Me" Never Hear the End of It
The Shins "Turn On Me" Wincing the Night Away
Asobi Seksu "All Through the Day" Patty Duke Fanzine #6: Love to Patty
Arab Strap "The First Big Weekend" Ten Years of Tears
Camera Obscura "Hands Up Baby" If Looks Could Kill EP
The Postmarks "Summers Never Seem to Last" The Postmarks
Julie Doiron "I Left Town" I Woke Myself Up
Sinkcharmer "The Devil Got Sent to Georgia" Vegetable Farmer
Camera Obscura "If Looks Could Kill" Let's Get Out of This Country
Apples In Stereo "Sunndal Song" New Magnetic Wonder
Daniel Johnston "Unpack Your Adjectives" Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks
Ideal Free Distribution "Apples and Oranges" Ideal Free Distribution
Casper & the Cookies "Sea Fingers" The Optimist's Club
The Helper T-Cells "Happy Birthday, Robot Snake-Legs" Live From Cleveland 1/11/07
Jens Lekman "Julie (rmx)" Oh you're so silent Jens

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

still taking suggestions on possible wcsb animal mascots...

Yay! It didn't take me until Monday to upload this week's show!

Now, let's see if we'll get those new Of Montreal and Shins CDs in time for next week...

And I'll decide on a WCSB mascot. Post a comment below if you have any other mascot ideas.

I don't have much to say this week. So, I'll just plug my MySpace again ( and post the show:

Part 1
Part 2

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

playlist for january 23, 2007

The Postmarks "Goodbye" The Postmarks
The Haircuts "It's In the Stars" It's Always Better When We're Together
Belle and Sebastian "We Rule the School" Tigermilk
B'ehl "Everywhere We Turn" Only a Paper Moon
The Maybellines "Battleship" Chatfield Holiday
Kiddo "Mr. Virtuoso" Okay Sweetheart
Cake On Cake "Faces On a Photo" I Guess I Was Daydreaming
Land of Ill Earthquakes "I've Been a Villain" On a Holiday '06
Blanketarms "I Love Your Guts" Yay 4 Cuteness
Of Montreal "She's a Rejecter" She's a Rejecter 7"
I am the World Trade Center "Inside Your Head" Out of the Loop
The Battle Royale "What Could We Do?" Sparkle Dust Fantasy
bis "How Can We Be Strange?" Music For a Stranger World
The Blow "True Affection" Paper Television
Wax "Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy" Saturday Morning Cartoons' Greatest Hits
The Postmarks "Goodbye (Bitstream Dream Remix)" Remixes EP
The 6ths (featuring Sarah Cracknell) "Kissing Things" Hyacinths & Thistles
Stephin Merritt "The Meaning of Lice" Plague Songs
The Rentals "Friends of P." Return of the Rentals
Camera Obscura "Hands Up Baby" If Looks Could Kill EP
Julie Doiron "The Wrong Guy" I Woke Myself Up
Apples In Stereo "Skyway (alternate version)" New Magnetic Wonder (bonus track)
Wimp Factor 14 "Botch" The Bric-A-Brac
cub "Cast a Shadow (Volcano Version)" Come Out Come Out
Awesome Animal Ambulance "J-U-N-G-L-E" Camping in the Clouds
Bunnygrunt "Holiday Road" In the Valley of Lonesome Phil
Bunnygrunt "Carrie Ann" In the Valley of Lonesome Phil
Patience Please "Too Forthright" Parallel Plots

Sunday, January 21, 2007


I got the show uploaded. And it was actually my fault, not Savefile's. I won't bore you with the technical details of the screwup, but at least it's up now.

Here you go!

Part 1
Part 2

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

you're listening to wruw 91.1, the home of the beagle!

I'm not going to be able to post the show until late tonight. So check back around midnight. Or check back tomorrow after you wake up, I guess.

For now, in case you didn't hear the show live, I'm trying to take suggestions on what kind of animal mascot WCSB should have.

What brought that up was the Helper T-Cells' performance on WRUW's Live From Cleveland last Thursday. While they were on there, they had a friend pretend to be a WRUW DJ and say, "You're listening to WRUW 91.1, the home of the Beagle!" And that made me wonder... What kind of animal mascot would WCSB have if it did have a mascot?

I didn't give my own idea for a mascot on the air, but I guess I'll give it to you now. My idea was the sloth. Because WCSB is working class and somewhat lazy. Then again, the sloth might be too cute to be working class.

Suggestions from listeners included:
the slug
the carp
the phoenix
the elephant
the humpback whale
the male beta fighting fish

So, anyone else have an idea? Post a comment below if you have one.

playlist for january 16, 2007

Azure Ray "Across the Ocean" Hold On Love
Julie Doiron "Yer Kids" Woke Myself Up
El Perro Del Mar "Here Comes That Feeling" El Perro Del Mar
Rose Melberg "The Orchard" Cast Away the Clouds
Strong Bad "Trogdor" download from
The Helper T-Cells "Bugs in the Butter" Live From Cleveland 1/11/07
The Helper T-Cells "India Rose and Her Ten Tiny Toes" Live From Cleveland 1/11/07
Sloan "Underwhelmed" Smeared
Brian Jonestown Massacre "Let Me Stand Next to Your Flower" (live) Tepid Peppermint Wonderland
The Bartlebees "Safety Pin Stuck In My Heart" Urban Folk Legends
The Postmarks "Weather the Weather" The Postmarks
Sloan "Something's Wrong" Never Hear the End of It
Sloan "Ana Lucia" Never Hear the End of It
Arcade Fire "Intervention" Intervention single
Arcade Fire "Cold Wind" Six Feet Under: Everything Ends Vol. 2
Of Montreal "Bunny Ain't No Kind of Rider" She's a Rejecter 7"
Saint Etienne "Lightning Strikes Twice" Tales From Turnpike House
Kanda "Turtle" It's a Good Name For You
The Battle Royale "Confessions" Sparkle Dust Fantasy
Stereo Total "Half Hearted Kisses" Patty Duke Fanzine #6: Love to Patty
Harry and the Potters "The Forbidden Forest Hockey League" Harry and the Potters/Zambonis 7"
Draco and the Malfoys "99 Death Eaters" Draco and the Malfoys
Land of Ill Earthquakes "Don't Pose For the Picture" On a Holiday '06
Sloan "Everything You've Done Wrong" One Chord to Another
Kiddo "Neverday" Okay Sweetheart
Apples In Stereo "Helium" New Magnetic Wonder (bonus track)
ShiSho "Daddy's Womp" demo
Sloan "The Good In Everyone" One Chord to Another

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

technical merit scores: 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.5 (from the american judge), 0.0

I'm sorry that I couldn't get the show up or even the last two items on the playlist up immediately after the show. Blogger went down for some sort of maintenance. So, I couldn't post until now.

Anyway, during this show, I revealed my picks for the most disappointing releases of 2006, as well as the best reissues of 2006.

For those who missed it, the two most disappointing releases were:

/begin pretentious music critic mode

1. Pony Up! Make Love to the Judges With Your Eyes

I met them when they played in Cleveland in 2005. They were very nice, but it pains me to say that when I heard them say that the chick who wrote "I Heard You Got Action" (the "Let's talk baseball" song) wasn't in the band anymore, I had a bad feeling. And it was confirmed with the release of this album. I guess that with that songwriter (sorry, I don't know her name), they lost their sense of humor. The album is just overly serious, with a pretentious title as icing on the cake.

2. Rose Melberg Cast Away the Clouds

I should be electrocuted and spanked at the same time for this because I'm basically agreeing with Pitchfork's review of this album. But it states my sentiments quite well. Cast Away the Clouds just isn't as cute as her first solo album, Portola. Plus, most of the songs are slow and mellow, and just sound like average, kind of overproduced singer-songwriter fare. I admit that if you do listen closely, the lyrics do actually sound kind of cute, but still... it needed a few upbeat songs.

And then, the best reissues were:

1. Various Artists Double Agent 1980: a tribute to the 1980's

This is an iTunes-only reissue, but they at least got it out there for those of us who were out of the loop in the '90s when this was released. This has several indiepop bands doing covers of '80s songs, with highlights including the Softies doing Rick Astley's "Together Forever" and Tullycraft doing "Hold Me Now" by the Thompson Twins.

2. Sonic Youth Sonic Youth

Their debut EP. It's hard to believe that they didn't reissue it before last year. Being at WCSB, I was fortunate to be able to listen to the original vinyl version before last year. There are a couple of important songs on there ("Burning Spear" and "I Dreamed I Dream"), so it's about time.

/end pretentious music critic mode

Anyway... I'd like to tell "anonymous" and Matt that I posted a comment in reply to their comments under the playlist. As for Douglass, I think I've pretty much answered what he said.

And now, it's time to post the show. I made a lot of technical mistakes for some reason, but the music is really good. Here's the show:

Part 1
Part 2

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

playlist for january 9, 2007

Amy Kasio "Not Yr Workshop" live on Tea and Strumpets
Scream Club "Don't Fuck With My Babies" Don't Bite Your Sister
Le Tigre "On The Verge" This Island
Mirah "Monument (Anna Oxygen remix)" joyride: remixes
The Pipettes "Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me" We Are the Pipettes
The Starlette Canvas "Sure Gonna Miss Him" Patty Duke Fanzine #6: Love to Patty
The Icicles "Seven Day Wonder" Patty Duke Fanzine #6: Love to Patty
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names "Trees and Squirrels" #3
Casper & The Cookies "The Optimist's Creedo" The Optimist's Club
Pony Up! "Make, Model, #" Make Love to the Judges With Your Eyes
Rose Melberg "Irene" Cast Away the Clouds
The Softies "Together Forever" Double Agent 1980: a tribute to the 1980's
Sonic Youth "She Is Not Alone" Sonic Youth
Kiddo "K-N-O-C-K-O-U-T" Okay Sweetheart
Sloan "Flying High Again" Never Hear the End of It
Sloan "Who Taught You to Live Like That" Never Hear the End of It
Of Montreal "She's a Rejecter" She's a Rejecter 7"
The Battle Royale "Oh Martha" Sparkle Dust Fantasy
Awesome Animal Ambulance "My Best Friend" Camping In the Clouds
Awesome Animal Ambulance "Give a Hoot" Camping In the Clouds
The Zambonis "Concept Bands 'R' Us/Harry Potter's Magic Hockey Stick" The Zambonis/Harry and the Potters split 7"
gwEm and Counter Reset "The Man-Machine (Die Mensch-Maschine)" 8-bit operators (The music of Kraftwerk performed on vintage 8-bit video game systems
Betty Marie Barnes "The Cruel War" Patty Duke #6: Love to Patty

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

happy new year

And so, I did manage to get all 59 songs of the 2006 year-in-review countdown played within two weeks. If you didn't hear the show live and you want to listen to the MP3s, I recommend that you don't look at the playlist (in the post below this one) so you avoid seeing any spoilers.

Next week, we'll be going back to mostly regular programming, except I'm also going to honor the two best reissues of 2006, and also play some of the disappointing releases of 2006.

I've also got some great new stuff to play. Like the Zambonis/Harry and the Potters split 7". And the new Sloan CD. And the new Of Montreal 7". And the Awesome Animal Ambulance album that was released in 2005, but I didn't find out about until last month. And the final Patty Duke fanzine release, which is a CD containing all the tracks from the previous Patty Duke fanzine 7-inches, as well as some new stuff. And some other stuff that I can't remember right now.

That's all that I can think of saying for right now. Here are the MP3s...

Part 1
Part 2


playlist for january 2, 2006

Part 2 of 2006 No Money Mark Memorial Year-In-Review Countdown

33. Sarah & the Johnsonauts "Summer Nights" Down to Grease On Holiday
32. Colin Clary "James at 38" Darling on a Landline
31. The Boy Least Likely To "I'm Glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon to Your Star" The Best Party Ever
30. Pants Yell! "Don't Take It" Recent Drama
29. parks and recreation "Break Into Song!" parks and recreation
28. Saturday Looks Good to Me "No Reception" No 7"
27. Yo La Tengo "Mr. Tough" I'm Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
26. data Panik "cubis" cubis/sense not sense 7"
25. Baby Calendar "Way of the Samurai" Gingerbread Dog
24. I'm From Barcelona "Rec & Play" Let Me Introduce My Friends
23. Belle and Sebastian "Dress Up In You" The Life Pursuit
22. Camera Obscura "Lloyd I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken" Let's Get Out of This Country
21. New Grenada "You Said It" Modern Problems
20. Sugar Cookie "Banana Yes, Banana No" Sugar Cookie
19. Draco and the Malfoys "Potions Yesterday" Draco and the Malfoys
18. The Go! Team "Bull in the Heather" Bull in the Heather single
17. Nice and Friendly "How to Make Cake" Yay 4 Cuteness
16. The Mathletes "Joe Mathlete Reflects Upon Raisins and Mortality (Mostly Raisins)" Fort Awesome
15. ShiSho "Rocks 'N Penalties" demo
14. The Gothic Archies "Scream and Run Away" The Tragic Treasury: Songs From A Series of Unfortunate Events
13. jammypants "danielle pittner!" left out
12. The Ditty Bops "Bye Bye Love" Moon Over the Freeway
11. The Advantage "Contra-Alien's Lair and Boss Music" elf-titled
10. Bears "How To Live" Bears
9. Harry and the Potters "Save Ginny Weasley From Dean Thomas" ...and the Power of Love
8. Amy Kasio "I Am the Man" Lick My Key
7. The God Damn Doo Wop Band "Posso" Broken Hearts
6. CSS "Music Is My Hot Hot Sex" Cansei De Ser Sexy
5. The Blow "Parentheses" Paper Television
4. Suburban Kids With Biblical Names "Seems to Be On My Mind" #3
3. The Helper T-Cells "Dose Zach Smolko Have an Appendix?" Dose Zach Smolko Have an Appendix? single
2. Blanketarms "I Love Your Guts" Yay 4 Cuteness
1. The Pipettes "Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me" We Are the Pipettes

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