Tuesday, February 27, 2007

i finally saw the writing on the letter and it said... I'M A WIZARD!

If you haven't heard yet (and if you did hear my show, you definitely have heard), Harry and the Potters are playing at the Grog Shop this Sunday (the 4th). It's an early show (5 p.m.), and it's all ages. HATP shows are always a big event, and they put on a really good show. It's like Harry Potter meets Tenacious D. If you like Harry Potter, you have to go.

Anyway, if you heard my show today, you probably heard me make reference to an Of Montreal show in Las Vegas and certain pictures of (Of Montreal's lead singer) Kevin Barnes. For those who don't check Pitchfork every day, the big deal is that Of Montreal played 6 songs while Kevin was wearing nothing but a red sash and fishnet stockings. And yes, you could see (as Monty Python would say) Kevin's naughty bits. And those pictures were big news on Pitchfork.

If you haven't seen the pictures and you're curious, I'll give you the link. Just make sure you're not clicking on the link at work or at a library ("You jackin' it?") or anywhere else in public. Here's the link:

Kevin Barnes pics (NOT SAFE FOR WORK)

Kevin did later offer an explanation for the nudity. You can read about it here.

I don't know what exactly to think about it. It's not very twee, but then again, Of Montreal's material has been getting darker and weirder as of late. And you know what else? Those pictures are hot!

And one more thing before I post the show... I was the first to play songs from the new Arcade Fire album on WCSB. I started off the show with two songs from the album... but people seemed to care more about the Ivy League's cover of "Crown of Love" more than those songs. Uh oh! Looks like Arcade Fire fell victim to the sophomore slump.

And now, the MP3s:

Part 1 (of 2)
Part 2 (of 2)

playlist for february 27, 2007

Arcade Fire "Black Mirror" Neon Bible
Arcade Fire "Windowsill" Neon Bible
The Ivy League "Crown of Love" London Bridges
Colin Clary "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" The Only Boy In Town
ShiSho "Rocks 'N Penalties" Demo
Colin Clary and the Magogs "Pet Sound" Her Life of Crime
Blanketarms "you + me=radsauce" Sweet and Sour
Blanketarms "whirl" Sweet and Sour
Kiddo "Rollerskating Dream" Okay Sweetheart
Harry and the Potters "I Am a Wizard" Harry and the Potters
Harry and the Potters "Save Ginny Weasley from Dean Thomas" The Power of Love
Draco and the Malfoys "Dobby" Party Like You're Evil (sampler)
Rocket Punch "Michael, Don't Go to Private School" Blood on the Ukelele
They Might Be Giants "Am I Awake?" Indestructible Object
Of Montreal "Gronlandic Edit" Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Arcade Fire "Crown of Love" Funeral
The Icicles "Polyester Dress" Pure Sugar EP
Dressy Bessy "Better Luck" Dressy Bessy
Boyracer "He Told You" Flickering B + W
Apples In Stereo "Energy" New Magnetic Wonder
Ideal Free Distribution "Apples and Oranges" Ideal Free Distribution
(The Real) Tuesday Weld "I Love the Rain" Where Psyche Meets Cupid
Harry and the Potters "The Weasle" Voldemort Can't Stop the Rock
Harry and the Potters "The Hogwarts Tonsil Hockey Team" Harry and the Potters/Zambonis split 7"
The Postmarks "Weather the Weather" The Postmarks
Casino Ashtrays "Bus to Vegas" Casino Ashtrays
The Grade Grubbers "Wiggling Worm" Let's Kiss to Make It Real
The Rondelles "Cafeteria Rock" Shined Nickels and Loose Change
The Rondelles "Like a Prayer" Shined Nickels and Loose Change
Would-Be-Goods "Leave My Mind Alone" All's Fair In Love and Chickfactor
Awesome Animal Ambulance "Gus" [unreleased song from the Camping in the Clouds sessions]
Jammypants "Drastic Conclusions" Left Out
Jammypants "Thoughts While Knitting" Left Out
Dean and Britta "Wait For Me" Back Numbers

The Internet is being screwy here. I'll have to upload the show later.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

the mousy girl screams, "violence, violence!"

Lots of good new stuff today. Did you hear the Grade Grubbers? They're so cute! If you didn't hear them, you need to go to their Myspace page and check them out!

Oh, and if you heard the show already, maybe you're wondering what's up with me asking people to request their favorite Mirah song. Well, I usually don't get a lot of requests (except I did get a lot on last week's Valentine's show, which was awesome), so I was just making a suggestion for something good that people could call in to request. I'm surprised it took until the end of the show for someone to call in with a Mirah song.

Honestly, it's the ultimate compliment for someone to request something that I'd play on my show. It shows that people are paying attention.

Anyway, here are the MP3s of the show.

Part 1 (of 2)
Part 2 (of 2)

playlist for february 20, 2007

Baby Calendar "Zipped Up" Gingerbread Dog
Baby Calendar "Laboratories" Gingerbread Dog
Rainer Maria "The Seven Sisters" A Better Version of Me
Of Montreal "The Past Is a Grotesque Animal" Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
The Grade Grubbers "Down With Mo" Let's Kiss to Make It Real
The Grade Grubbers "Jessica Pancakes" Let's Kiss to Make It Real
Apples In Stereo "Can You Feel It" New Magnetic Wonder
The Ivy League "June" London Bridges
The Pipettes "Judy" We Are the Pipettes
Land of Ill Earthquakes "Judy" On a Holiday '06
Rose Melberg "I Will" Portola
Boyracer "Wingtips" Flickering B + W
Boyracer "The Sweetest Half-Truth" Flickering B + W
Brian Jonestown Massacre "Oh Lord" Take It From the Man!
Yo La Tengo "Luci Baines" Live Session EP
Sekiden "Alexander" Love Songs For Robots
Possum Moods "UFO" Possum and the Moods
Julie Doiron "The Wrong Guy" Woke Myself Up
Dean & Britta "Teen Angel" Back Numbers
El Perro Del Mar "Oh! What a Christmas" It's Not Like Christmas
Imperial Teen "Yoo Hoo" What Is Not To Love
Rocket Punch "Pink Cashmere" Blood on the Ukelele
The Escargo-gos "The Pilot of a Purple Helicopter" Si vous aimez l'amour vous aimerez
Mirah "Don't Die In Me" C'mon Miracle
Arab Strap "I Saw You" Ten Years of Tears
Lou Barlow "Yawning Blue Messiah" Mirror the Eye EP
The Postmarks "Goodbye" The Postmarks

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

"ann" with one "n"? "an"? really?

The Valentine's show ruled, but, of course, I didn't get to everything that I wanted to play. Maybe I should make it a two-week extravaganza. Perhaps I could do it in the two weeks leading up to Valentine's Day. Well, would you like me to play more next week? Seriously, it's too bad that my show couldn't have been longer.

Anyway, all the requests that I got were great, so thanks a lot! I wish I could have gotten more, but every single request was a quality selection. Thanks!

And now, the MP3 archive...

Part 1
Part 2

february 13, 2007

Magnetic Fields "The Book of Love" 69 Love Songs
Murder Beach "8 Great Ways" First String Teenage High
Cub "Magic 8 Ball" Box of Hair
All Girl Summer Fun Band "Canadian Boyfriend" All Girl Summer Fun Band
Poison Control Center "Grow Up and Marry Your Best Friend" Did They Live Happily Ever After?
Sloan "Love Is All Around" Never Hear the End of It
The Smittens "My Favorite Dream" A Little Revolution
Jens Lekman "You Are the Light" When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog
ShiSho "Punk Rawk Boy" Demo
Cars Can Be Blue "I Like" All the Stuff We Do
The Softies "Together Forever" Double Agent 1980: A Tribute to the 1980's
Acid House Kings "You're a Beautiful Loser" Mondays Are Like Tuesdays and Tuesdays Are Like Wednesdays
Math & Physics Club "You're So Good to Me" Movie Ending Romance
Rose Melberg "Constant and True" Cast Away the Clouds
The God Damn Doo Wop Band "Moody Boy" Broken Hearts
The Ramones "Baby, I Love You" The End of the Century
Tullycraft "Sweet" Old Traditions, New Standards
Kiddo "The Makeout Song" Kiddo
The Icicles "Margie" Pure Sugar EP
Draco and the Malfoys "Pansy (You Are the Girl of My Dreams)" Draco and the Malfoys
Harry and the Potters "Save Ginny Weasley From Dean Thomas" The Power of Love
Yo La Tengo "I'm Your Puppet" Mr. Tough single
The Moldy Peaches "Anyone Else But You" The Moldy Peaches
The Battle Royale "Oh Martha" Sparkle Dust Fantasy
Asobi Seksu "Then He Kissed Me" Spaceland Presents-Asobi Seksu at the Echo 10/6/2006
Of Montreal "Du Og Meg" Icons, Abstract Thee
The Blow "Parentheses" Paper Television
The Softies "Heart Condition" It's Love
Go Sailor "Together Forever In Love" Go Sailor
The Pipettes "I Love You" We Are the Pipettes
Rose Melberg "Cupid" The Magpies/Rose Melberg 7"
Beat Happening "Fortune Cookie Prize" Dreamy

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

winter must be cold

If you didn't see the edit to the post before, I have given the MP3 archive an indefinite reprieve.

And you know what? I could keep posting MP3s no matter what happens with the SoundExchange live webstream bullshit, but if that goes through, the stakes are higher if the music industry has a cow about what I'm doing.


If you would like more information about how the music industry is trying to shut down our webstream because they hate independent radio, last week's issue of the Free Times had an excellent story about it. You can read that story here. Also, for details about what you can do to help save our stream, you can go to the WCSB website for suggestions about writing your politicians.

As for good news, next week is going to be the non-ironic Valentine's Day show. If you can get away with it, stay home with your significant other and curl up together for the mushiest show of the year! PIKA!!! I've already compiled a big list of songs that I could play (and some of it includes new stuff), so I know it's going to be great. Although, if you do know of any indie/twee pop love songs that I should definitely play, post it in the comments link below.

By the way, if you listened to my show this week, I'd also like you to leave a comment below. Since the phone at the station wasn't working, I have no idea if people were listening. Except for Douglass, who was very kind to air his appreciation for live Asobi Seksu. (By the way, I ended up not playing that Crystals cover they were talking about on Pitchfork yesterday... but I'm sure I'll get to that later.)

And now, here are the links to the show.

Part 1
Part 2

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

playlist for february 6, 2007

Maximilian Hecker "Cold Wind Blowing" Infinite Love Songs
Belle and Sebastian "The Fox in the Snow" If You're Feeling Sinister
Snoozer "Sub-Zero" Cwistmas Twee
The Icicles "Snowman Song" A Hundred Patterns
Bunnygrunt "I Am Gonna Be Warm This Winter" Kindercore Christmas In Stereo
Apples In Stereo "Winter Must Be Cold" Fun Trick Noisemaker
The Zambonis "Harry Potter's Magic Hockey Stick" Harry and the Potters/The Zambonis split 7"
Camera Obscura "Hands Up Baby" If Looks Could Kill EP
Casper and the Cookies "Oh!" Oh!
Casper and the Cookies "Barking In the Garden of Ill Repute" The Optimist's Club
Apples In Stereo "Beautiful Machine Parts 1-2" New Magnetic Wonder
Ideal Free Distribution "All Over the World" Ideal Free Distribution
Sinkcharmer "Passing Freighters In the Fog" Vegetable Farmer
Asobi Seksu "Sooner" Spaceland Presents-Asobi Seksu at the Echo 10/6/2006
Bears "Still Alright" Bears
Cake On Cake "You Make My Heart Say Yes" I Guess I Was Daydreaming
The Postmarks "You Drift Away (Brookville remix)" Remixes EP
Arab Strap "Sky Retirer" Ten Years of Tears
Pulp "Disco 2000" Different Class
The Battle Royale "Confessions" Sparkle Dust Fantasy
The Shins "Sealegs" Wincing the Night Away
Of Montreal "Cato as a Pun" Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer
Julie Doiron "No More" I Woke Myself Up
Asobi Seksu "I'm Happy But You Don't Like Me" Spaceland Presents-Asobi Seksu at the Echo 10/6/2006
Boyracer "I Ain't Blamin' You" Patty Duke Fanzine #6: Love to Patty
Casper and the Cookies "Barnacle Bill the Sailor" Oh!
Apples In Stereo "Tidal Wave" Fun Trick Noisemaker

I'll have this show uploaded tonight. Check after midnight.

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