Tuesday, June 26, 2007

the question to the answer of life, the universe, and everything is "in the aeroplane over the sea"...

Eek! I forgot to mention on the air today that the big WCSB/WRUW kickball game is this Sunday. It's 1 p.m. at Clark Field in Tremont. Check the WCSB forum for more details as they come available. (And no, I don't know if anyone will be wearing a slug suit and acting as our mascot. WCSB industrial music personality Feima has offered to do so, but I don't know if she really is going to do that.)

Anyway, about the show today... I really like Neutral Milk Hotel. Yeah. And sometimes I really do think that Neutral Milk Hotel is the greatest thing ever and that anything that I do in life is unnecessary because it just won't be as good as their masterpiece album, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. Can anything get better than that?

(Maybe the Afternoon Naps can. ^_^)

So, yeah, I ended up doing an embarrassingly obsessive rant about how Neutral Milk Hotel is the greatest achievement of all humanity.

And that's the only real highlight I can remember.

I really should get Leia to come back and co-host again.

So... here's the show:

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

playlist for june 26, 2007



The Field Mice "Let's Kiss and Make Up" Snowball
Liz Durrett "The One I Love" Finest Worksongs: Athens Bands Play the Music of R.E.M.
Hurra Torpedo "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Total Eclipse of the Heart EP
Au Revoir Simone "Hurricanes" Verses of Comfort, Assurance & Salvation
Saint Etienne "Kiss and make up" Foxbase Alpha
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
The Pancakes "Martin" Flying In the Blue Sky on a Frying Pan
The Bicycles "Two Girls From Montreal" Yay 4 Cuteness
Raggedy Ann "Orange Juice Star" Periscope
Harry and the Potters "Keeping Secrets From Me" Voldemort Can't Stop the Rock!
Draco and the Malfoys "Voldemort Is Awesome" Draco and the Malfoys
Charlotte Gainsbourg "The Operation" 5:55
Pelle Carlberg "I Love You, You Imbecile" In a Nutshell
Dean & Britta "You Turned My Head Around" Back Numbers
Brian Jonestown Massacre "Time Is Honey (So Cut the Shit)" We Are the Radio
Neutral Milk Hotel "Bucket" Periscope
Neutral Milk Hotel "Engine" Oh, Merge
Neutral Milk Hotel "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
The French "The Wu-Tang Clan" local information
Velcro Stars "The B-Side of Love" Hiroshima's Revenge
The Smittens "Sapphire" A Little Revolution
Daniel Johnston "Funeral Home" 1990
Kiddo "I Won't Try Again" Okay Sweetheart
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players "It Must Be Somebody's Birthday" Adventures In Middle America Vol. II

Monday, June 25, 2007

day of silence


If you listen to Boogiepop live on the Internet every Tuesday morning (on the livestream at WCSB.org, please note that you will not hear my show (or any other normal WCSB programming) on the livestream tomorrow (June 26th). This is due to WCSB's participation in a "Day of Silence" for Internet broadcasters in order to protest an impending increase in royalty rates for Internet broadcasting. This increase will force many Internet broadcasters (and maybe WCSB) to shut down.

For more information about the "Day of Silence" and the Internet royalty bullshit, go to the news section of WCSB's website and click on the links there. (On an unrelated note, if you scroll down on that page, you can see a couple pics of the Afternoon Naps from when they were playing live on Boogiepop Does Not Smile back in March.)

Please note that I will still be uploading my show after the fact, so if you can't catch the show live via the terrestrial broadcast, you will be able to download it from here later.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause my Internet-only listeners, and I ask that you please be patient and wait to download this week's show when I make it available.

Thanks for your understanding...

Thursday, June 21, 2007

pancakes! yum, yum!

Every once in a while, I'll try to go on YouTube to look for stuff. So, today, I tried typing in "the pancakes" (The Pancakes are my favorite pop band from Hong Kong... and all of China, really) and Pancakes-related stuff came up! Yay!

Remember that one Pancakes song, "Etienne", which I played every so often. I found a live performance of it. The lyrics are all sung in Chinese, though, and Dejay doesn't seem to sing the name "Etienne" at any point. But I know the tune, so I'm sure it's that song.

And here's a live video of "Rock Guitar". It's not the whole song, but it's 2 minutes long, and it's in English. Yay!

And here's a girl from America doing a cover of the Pancakes' song "Martin". Cute!

There's a little bit more on YouTube, but that's all that I feel like posting.

(If you're looking to download the latest episode of Boogiepop, scroll down to the end of the next post.)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

children run away from the man with the calvin

Hm... I think the show is better with Leia there. She kept me more focused and the show seemed more fun.

Although, part of the reason why today's show seemed weird and crazy to me was that I had a bad case of insomnia last night and got maybe 30 minutes of sleep. Eek! :(

Lack of sleep makes the world (I mean, the world as I perceive it) turn surreal, as well as daunting, so if the show was really weird and fucked up to you, that's why.

Oh, and the 2-week reporting period for SoundExchange just began, so I had to do 2 separate playlists during the show (the one in this blog and the one for SoundExchange). That complicates things somewhat.

But you know what was good about the show? I went through with the set of all Calvin Johnson, even though I had no idea if the guy who originally requested it two weeks ago was listening or not. And it was awesome! Loads of dreamy, sexy, deep-voiced Calvin goodness. That was great!

And I also liked how I did the first set of the show, with the Harry Potter songs the seamlessly segued with the ice cream songs after it.

But the parts where I talked on the air weren't so good. And no one took my hint during the second hour and called to ask me out on a date. No one, male or female. So, I guess maybe single twee boys also exist only in fairy tales or in Athens, Georgia. ^_^ (Just kidding of course.)

And no, I'm kidding about expecting listeners to call in to ask me out on a date. But that would have been funny if someone did. And then they'd be all disappointed because I'd have to tell them that they're going to have to pay for the date because I spent all my disposable income on music to play on the show. ^_^

So, next week, I have Helper T-Cells tickets to give away. They're playing on the 28th (that's a Thursday night) at the Beachland. You should call in and get the tickets. You'd really love them if you went. They're a better live band than they are on record because they do lots of fun skits and stuff at their shows. And one time, they did a perfect rendition of the theme from Ren and Stimpy. Awesome!

And then July is going to be big because Mirah, They Might Be Giants, and Harry and the Potters (along with Draco and the Malfoys and the Whomping Willows) will be playing in Cleveland. Actually, those shows are all happening within a week from each other. And I already have reserved a pair of tickets to give away for the Mirah show. Yay! And I'm trying to get TMBG, too. (And I think the HatP show is free.)

And in the space of that same week, the Toledo Indiepop Fest is happening, too!

Oh, and in August, there's going to be an awesome show at the Beachland with Au Revoir Simone and Oh No! Oh My!. I forgot to mention that on the air today.

Anyway, here's the show:

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

playlist for june 19, 2007

The Whomping Willows "Whore For Dumbledore" The Whomping Willows
Draco and the Malfoys "Broomstick" Draco and the Malfoys
Remus and the Lupins "Expecto Patronum" Born to Howl
Remus and the Lupins "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" Born to Howl
Amy Kasio "Blow Up the Ice Cream Truck" Live performance on Tea and Strumpets
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers "Ice Cream Man" Rock 'N' Roll With the Modern Lovers
Buntelope "Ice Cream Boat" Yay 4 Cuteness
The Icicles "Chasing Fireflies" Arrivals & Departures
Dub Narcotic Sound System "Hand Clappin'" Hand Clappin'
The Halo Benders "Freedom Ride" God Don't Make No Junk
Beat Happening "Cat Walk" Jamboree
Pansy Division "Jackson" Pile Up
Calvin Johnson & Mark Pickerel "Sand" Total Lee! The Songs of Lee Hazlewood
Calvin Johnson "Rabbit Blood" Before The Dream Faded
Black Cabbage "Calvin Johnson North Dakota Van Wreck" Black Cabbage
Kim, Thurston, + Epic "Black Candy" Fortune Cookie Prize
Papas Fritas "Hey Hey You Say" HELIOSELF
Sinkcharmer "Kayaderosseras Creek" Vegetable Farmer
Saturday Looks Good To Me "All The Sidewalk Birds" Money In the Afterlife 7"
Sloan "The Lines You Amend" One Chord To Another
Belle and Sebastian "The Gate" Push Barman To Open Old Wounds
The Afternoon Naps "Clean Bill of Health" Live on Boogiepop
Oh No! Oh My! "Walk In the Park" Oh No! Oh My!
Au Revoir Simone "Stars" The Bird of Music
Annemarie "Bubble gum I see" ABC on TV
They Might Be Giants "Climbing The Walls" The Else
The Hat Company "Tide" Fair Weathered Friends
Beat Happening "The Hangman" Jamboree

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Leia is teh awesomeness!

And yes, Ben, she is teh cuteness, as well. Like when we were talking on the air in the middle of the second hour. That part was so cute! "A+!"

You have to download the second hour and listen to it if you don't know what "A+!" is in reference to. That was one of the greatest radio moments ever.

And I hope you weren't annoying by Leia's children's records. I just couldn't resist.

I don't know how often I'll keep having her on because it would be awkward to play the Afternoon Naps while she's co-hosting the show. I don't want it to seem like she's there to promote her own band, which she has definitely not been doing these last couple of weeks. She's been here to force me to do my show because it's the only thing that brings her overwhelming joy in her otherwise mundane life (well... the only thing besides her successful music career and tons of friends that she has).

In other news, I'm still deciding on whether or not I'm going to that anime convention in Independence to see Entertainment System at ColossalCon in Independence this Friday. ColossalCon is this anime/video game convention with lots of hardcore otakus, and I'm just not cool enough to hang around with them. Plus, it costs $25 just to go on Friday, and I don't know if I want to pay $25 just to see Entertainment System. But they are pretty awesome...

I should also mention that I managed to play Ed in the Refridgerators without mentioning that one of the members of that band is Joe DeGeorge from Harry and the Potters...

Anyway, here's the show:

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

playlist for june 12, 2007

Jens Lekman "Jens Lekman's Farewell Song to Rocky Dennis" Oh you're so silent Jens
Palomar "Bury Me Closer" All Things, Forests
The Free Design "Love You" Sing For Very Important People
The Yummies "Patty Cake" [?]
The Mathletes "Graduation Song" Yay 4 Cuteness
Peter Pan Players "On The Good Ship Lollipop" On The Good Ship Lollipop
Casper & the Cookies "Kiss A Friend" The Optimist's Club
The Fun & Games "Elephant Candy" Elephant Candy
Ed in the Refridgerators "Sea Monkeys" It Could Happen To You
They Might Be Giants "The Mesopotamians" The Else
Peter Pan Players "Bunny Hop" Bunny Hop
Peter Pan Players "Apple On a Stick" Bunny Hop
Daniel Johnston "Casper The Friendly Ghost" Yip/Jump Music
Sifl and Olly "Llama School" Songs of Season 1
Sebadoh "Brand New Love" Smash Your Head on the Punk Rock
Entertainment System "Punch Out!!-Password, Fight!" The Computer Always Cheats
Black Cabbage "I Wish I Was Cool Enough For Cosplay"
Black Cabbage
Magnetic Fields "I'm Tongue-Tied" i
Belle and Sebastian "Mary Jo" Tigermilk
The Would-Be-Goods "The Camera Loves Me" The Camera Loves Me
Entertainment System "Sonic 2-Chemical Plant Zone" The Computer Always Cheats
The Mathletes "Anime Convention" Jest & Earnest
The Pipettes "Guess Who Ran Away With the Milkman?" Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me EP
The Gossip "Yr Mangled Heart" Live In Hamburg
Peter Pan Players "Que Sera Sera" Do Re Mi
The Grade Grubbers "Shirtless Midnight Snack" Let's Kiss To Make It Real
ShiSho "Courtney Sat On a Rock" ShiSho/Hyperbubble split 7"
The Free Design "Kites Are Fun" Sing For Very Important People
The Icicles "La Ti Da" Arrivals & Departures

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

i'm going on a bear hunt...

So... for right now, at least, I'm not quitting.

But I'm clearly not feeling this whole thing as much as I used to.

If Leia hadn't forced me to come up and do the show (as well as help me do the show), this probably would have just been my last show ever. Seriously. This whole thing isn't a weird publicity stunt, and it's not an artistic plotline, or whatever. Boogiepop is supposed to be just me playing records and talking straightforwardly. And it is. So, if I say that I'm unhappy or thinking about quitting the show, I mean it.

But yeah, thanks to Leia for getting up early just to come up and play records with me.

Oh, and since this show doesn't have its own wiki, I'll just have to clarify a couple parts of today's episode here...

For those who haven't been avid WCSB listeners for the past decade or so, "Chris and Thea" were hosts of a talk show called "Assholier Than Thou" (yes, they actually got away with giving their show that title). They talked a lot about their lives, pop culture, and the unique sort of issues that thirtysomethings face. It sounded weird and not instantly accessible to people at first, but its greatness became apparent to people upon repeated listenings.

Anyway, talking to Leia on the air reminded me of that show.

Second, I played that Star Wars thing at the end of the show just because Leia happened to find it in the big spindle of CDs that she brought up to the show. She didn't realize she had it in that spindle, and when she did, she was like, "You have to play this!" because she hadn't heard it in a while. And since this is WCSB, and we often like to be weird and random on WCSB, I did play it. And on that track, a 17-year-old version of Leia was playing the piccolo. Which is an instrument that apparently sounds like a guinea pig.

So... tune in next week, to see if I get my groove back, or something. To see if my youthful enthusiasm returns. Or I at least get just enough resolve to go through the motions again without any help.

Here's today's show:

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

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

playlist for june 5, 2007

The God Damn Doo Wop Band "Moody Boy" Broken Hearts
The Moldy Peaches "Lucky Number Nine" The Moldy Peaches
La Casa Azul "En noches como la de hoy" Tan simple como el amor
Acid House Kings "I Write Summer Songs For No Reason" Sing Along With Acid House Kings
Charlotte Gainsbourg "Set Yourself On Fire" 5:55
The Radio Dept "Why Won't You Talk About It?" Lesser Matters
The Langley Schools Music Project "Space Oddity" Innocence & Despair
Brian Jonestown Massacre "Satellite" Give It Back!
The Legends "Call It Ours" Up Against The Legends
The Pipettes "Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me" Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me
The Pipettes "I Love You" Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me
Calvin Johnson & the Sons of the Soil "Love Travels Faster" Calvin Johnson & the Sons of the Soil
Brassy "Work It Out" Got It Made
Pelle Carlberg "Clever Girls Like Clever Boys Much More Than Clever Boys Like Clever Girls" In a Nutshell
I'm From Barcelona "Treehouse" Let Me Introduce My Friends
Saturday Looks Good To Me "Ambulance" All Your Summer Songs
The Helper T-Cells "The Wallaby Song" WRUW's Live From Cleveland 1/11/07
Adam Green "Bartholemew" Garfield
Patti Smith "Pastime Paradise" Twelve
Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony "Imperial March (from Star Wars)" (Some performance in 2000)
Momus Trombone Quartet "Super Mario Bros." The Lexingport Project
bis "Kill Your Boyfriend" I [Heart] Bis

Friday, June 01, 2007

but can you fake it for just one more show...

Yes, I will do one more show.

Just to clarify things... This isn't about one bad show. This is about one bad show on top of a bunch of misgivings that were already there--and have been there since I came back on the air last summer. I just haven't been quite sure and comfortable with the idea of continuing to do a show.

I had a nice run. But I got my Master's last year, and I'm not going back to school. Maybe it's time for me to give it up for the next generation. I decided a long time ago that I wouldn't be a "lifer". (Not that I have anything against anyone who might actually be a "lifer", I just don't think it's right for me.)

Anyway, that's all that I have to say for now. I'm sure I will have more to say later.

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