Tuesday, March 27, 2007

if starbucks is the devil, and if all the best bands are affiliated with satan, then...

The new Icicles CD rules. It's going to be so awesome when they finally come back to Cleveland on May 2...

That's really all that I have to say. You just have to hear the crazy meta-discussions on indieness for yourself.

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

P.S.-Someone recently asked me to send him my interview with the All Girl Summer Fun Band that appeared on the Sergio Van Lukenstein show in September of 2003. Since I went to all that trouble of uploading it for that one guy, I thought I might as well link to it here, too. So, if you haven't already heard it, here's a link to my classic interview with AGSFB, completely unedited:

AGSFB interview

playlist for march 27, 2007

The Icicles "Crazy" Arrivals & Departures
The Smittens "C'mon (Where the Grass Grows Tall and Green)" Let It Bee
The Grade Grubbers "Down With Mo" Let's Kiss to Make It Real
The Lil' Hospital "There Could Be Girlfriend" I Wanna Be Well
Let's Go Sailing "Better Off" The Chaos In Order
Ford R. Corl "Play Tough" Tribute In Stereo
Apples In Stereo "Play Tough" New Magnetic Wonder
Apples In Stereo "Sun Is Out" New Magnetic Wonder
Modest Mouse "Education" We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
Kidz Bop Kids "Float On" Kidz Bop 7
Artichoke "Pretty Vacant" Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols
Dean & Britta "Words You Used to Say" Back Numbers
Of Montreal "Tim I Wish You Were Born a Girl" Cherry Peel
Of Montreal "Du Og Meg" Icons: Abstract Thee
Julie Doiron "The Wrong Guy" I Woke Myself Up
Maxmilian Hecker "I Am Falling Now" Rose
Camera Obscura "Hands Up Baby" If Looks Could Kill
Maria Taylor "A Good Start" Lynn Teeter Flower
The Postmarks "Goodbye" The Postmarks
The Afternoon Naps "Sneaky Hand" LIVE ON BOOGIEPOP! WOO HOO!!!
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players "Beautiful Dandelion" Adventures In Middle America Vol. 2
The Icicles "La Ti Da" Arrivals & Departures
Piney Gir "Bumblebee (Abelha)" Let It Bee
Modest Mouse "Missed The Boat" We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Entertainment System "Street Fighter 2-Title, Ken's Theme" The Computer Always Cheats
Automusik "The Hound Dog" The Hound Dog EP

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

stop the bombs before they start...

I'm feeling quite tired right now, so I'm not going to write much here. Just listen to the show. Everything that you need to know is in there.

And I'd love to hear your opinion on whether or not the Shins and/or the Arcade Fire are indie enough for my show.

Oh, and I have a correction to make. During the show, I say that the name of the Maria Taylor song that I played was "No Stars". It's actually "Smile and Wave". Oops.

And listen for that new hit single by the Smittens. It rules!

So, here's the show:

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

playlist for march 20, 2007

The Smittens "Stop the Bombs" A Little Revolution
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players "Military Open Mic Night" Adventures In Middle America, Vol. 2
Ideal Free Distribution "The American Myth" Ideal Free Distribution
Sleater-Kinney "Start Together" The Hot Rock
Sleater-Kinney "All Hands on the Bad One" All Hands on the Bad One
Racetrack "The War at Home" Go Ahead and Say It
Boyracer "Wingtips" Flickering B+W
The Gossip "Are U That Somebody" Listen Up!
Ivy League "Crown of Love" London Bridges
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names "Marry Me" #3
The Icicles "Seven Day Wonder" Patty Duke Fanzine #6: Love to Patty
The Afternoon Naps "Bun-Bun" LIVE ON BOOGIEPOP! YAY! (3/13/07)
Awesome Animal Ambulance "My Best Friend" Camping in the Clouds
Awesome Animal Ambulance "Operation Kitty" "This Is Sour"-Lemon Peel
Neutral Milk Hotel "Tuesday Moon" Everything Is
Of Montreal "Psychotic Feeling" What to Do With Everything
Rocket Punch "Better Lives" Blood on the Ukelele
The Fantasy Four "Love Me Till the Sun Shines" Wig Wam Bam/Love Me Till the Sun Shines
Dean & Britta "You Turned My Head Around" Back Numbers
The Shermans "Sweet as Honey" Let It Bee!
The Smittens "C'mon (Where the Grass Grows Tall and Green)" Let It Bee!
The Darkness "I Believe In a Thing Called Love" Permission to Land
The Afternoon Naps "I Beileve In a Thing Called Love" LIVE ON BOOGIEPOP! YAY! (3/13/07)
Maria Taylor "Smile and Wave" Lynn Teeter Flower
Lou Barlow "Faith Defies the Night" Mirror the Eye
The Folk Implosion "Insinuation" Dare to Be Surprised
Le Tigre "New Kicks" This Island
Phil Ochs "I Ain't Marching Anymore" I Ain't Marching Anymore

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

i heart the nappy-wappies!

If you don't usually download the shows, you'll definitely want to download this one. In the first part of the show, you'll hear my inspired St. Patrick's set, featuring Negativland and Henry Rollins. Two things you don't hear me play often. And in the second part, you'll hear Cleveland's newest indiepop sensation, the Afternoon Naps!

And they sounded great on the air!

Yay! Thanks Tom and Leia!

I wish I could have done a good interview with them, though. They didn't get here as soon as I wanted them to, so I couldn't talk about Leia's obsessions with the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and Sifl and Olly. And that's not something you can dwell on in a short amount of time. And I didn't get to find out what Tom was obsessed with, either.

But anyway, you'll definitely want to download this. And you may want to go to see the Afternoon Naps play live at the Beachland tomorrow night (Wednesday, the 14th) when they open for Dean and Britta. You may want to see Dean and Britta.

Oh, and Of Montreal is playing Monday, the 19th at the Beachland, too. And you'll get to see Kevin "Sexypants" Barnes in person. Or is that Kevin "Sexynopants" Barnes? (Sorry...)

Anyway, here are the MP3s! You know you want to download them!

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

playlist for march 13, 2007

Negativland "1991 A Cappella Mix-I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" These Guys Are From England and Who Gives a Shit?
Nouvelle Vague "Pride (In the Name of Love)" Bande a Part
Henry Rollins "Hating Someone's Guts-Pt. 2" The Boxed Life
Smashing Pumpkins "Dancing In the Moonlight" Disarm single
Shonen Knife "The Luck of the Irish" 712
Of Montreal "Requiem For O.M.M.2" The Sunlandic Twins
Britta Phillips & Dean Wareham "Moonshot" L'Avventura
The Gossip "Are U That Somebody" Listen Up!
God Damn Doo Wop Band "Tell Me" Broken Hearts
Arcade Fire "Black Wave/Bad Vibrations" Neon Bible
The Battle Royale "Folk Song" Sparkle Dust Fantasy
Afternoon Naps "Clean Bill of Health" LIVE ON BOOGIEPOP! YAY!
Afternoon Naps "Sneaky Hand" LIVE ON BOOGIEPOP! WOO HOO!
Afternoon Naps "Bun-Bun" LIVE ON BOOGIEPOP! YIPPEE!
Afternoon Naps "Sun Ain't the Same" From Live From Cleveland on WRUW 91.1 FM
Ash "Goldfinger" 1977
Ash "Uncle Pat" Trailer
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players "Middle America" Adventures In Middle America, Volume II
Afternoon Naps "Red Delicious" Home Demo
Afternoon Naps "Orange Paw" LIVE ON BOOGIEPOP! YAY!
Afternoon Naps "I Believe In a Thing Called Love" LIVE ON BOOGIEPOP! YAY!
Dean & Britta "Teen Angel" Back Numbers

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

billy pilgrim has become unstuck in time...

Yeah... Vonnegut rules! Vonnegut pwns you!

Anyway, that latest show was pretty good, but next week is going to be really big.

First of all, I'll have a ticket giveaway for the Of Montreal show at the Beachland on the 19th.

Then, I might be having a band come up to play. They're a very important new local band called the Afternoon Naps. They don't have an album out, but they do have a Myspace. They'll be promoting the fact that they're opening for Dean and Britta (ex-Luna) at the Beachland on the 14th and (more importantly) will be playing some songs for you.

You know that every time I find a local band that I like, they're really awesome, so you know you're going to have to pay special attention to this next show. Because I'm recognized throughout the Cleveland music scene as a hip, influential tastemaker.

Not. :P

But you know I should be recognized as one, so this is going to be really good. If the 'Naps show up. And one of the members of the band swears that she is going to show up whether she has to do it alone or not.

We'll see. Exciting stuff!

But for now, let us reflect upon the small slice of awesomeness that was this week's show.

Except for the fact that I didn't know Maria Taylor (ex-Azure Ray) released a new album. Damn! I could have downloaded it and played it! Oh well...

Okay, here are the MP3s:

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

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


I can't reach Savefile.com at all now. I wonder if it got shut down or something. Anyway, you'll have to check back later to see if I uploaded the show.

playlist for march 6, 2007

Lou Barlow "You're a Goat" Mirror the Eye EP
Orenda Fink "Blind Asylum" Invisible Ones
William Shatner "It Hasn't Happened Yet" Has Been
The Postmarks "Know Which Way the Wind Blows" The Postmarks
Simon Heselev & Kurt Vonnegut "Tock Tick" Tock Tick single
Dean & Britta "You Turned My Head Around" Back Numbers
The Microphones "The Glow Pt. 4 (version)" Song Islands
Lou Barlow "Round-N-Round" EMOH
Of Montreal "No Conclusion" Icons, Abstract Thee
The 6ths (w/Momus) "As You Turn to Go" Hyacinths and Thistles
The 6ths (w/Sarah Cracknell) "Kissing Things" Hyacinths and Thistles
The 6ths (w/Lou Barlow) "In the City in the Rain" Wasps' Nests
The Grade Grubbers "Candy Land" Let's Kiss to Make It Real
Possom Moods "Las Vegas" Possom and the Moods
Blanketarms "enough" Sweet and Sour
The Snow Fairies "Freeze-Dried Ice Cream" Feel You Up
Tender Trap "That Girl" Film Molecules
Ideal Free Distribution "American Myth" Ideal Free Distribution
Asobi Seksu "Then He Kissed Me" Spaceland Presents-Asobi Seksu at the Echo 10/6/2006
Draco and the Malfoys "The Power of Love" Party Like You're Evil sampler
Tilly and the Wall "Love Song" Bottoms of Barrels
Arcade Fire "My Body Is a Cage" Neon Bible
The Mountain Goats "Going to Port Washington" Ghana
Apples In Stereo "Sunday Sounds" New Magnetic Wonder
Lou Barlow and Friends "Run to You" Another Collection of Home Recordings
ShiSho "Rocks 'N Penalties" Demo

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