Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Yes... I had a treat for any of you who like wizard rock. Right after my big Harry Potter Book 7 pre-release show, I found out about Potterwatch, and I had to have them (him) on my show.

The guy from Potterwatch (Joshua) is really cool, by the way. As I said right before the end of the show, when he went looking through our CDs, the first one that he happened to pull was the Brak album, which features the song "Magic Toenail". Those of you familiar with my whole radio career know the full significance of that...

So, we got four songs out of him, plus a really eloquent interview. My favorite part was when he talked about how DIY the whole wizard rock scene is. The way he described is enough to give any indie rock true believer goosebumps. I think it's a pretty good argument as to why wizard rock deserves serious appreciation and isn't just a ridiculous joke.

Oh, and his answer to the question of the Harry Potter character that he best identifies with was also a really good one. I appreciate the good natured bit of self-deprecation he tossed in there. ^_^

As for other stuff in the show... There's a new Cars Can Be Blue single called "Doctor" that's really awesome. Also, I played the studio version of "Antediluvian" by Patience Please, which you heard them play live on the show a few weeks ago.

OH NO! I forgot to mention that I'm filling in for Stand Clear of the Closing Doors again this Sunday. That's from noon to 2 p.m. You'll listen, right? Even though I forgot to mention it on the air?

I think that's all that I have to say for now. Here are the MP3s of the show:

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

playlist for august 28, 2007

Jens Lekman "Friday Night at the Drive-Thru Bingo" Friday Night at the Drive-Thru Bingo single
Trembling Blue Stars "From a Pale Blue Rosary" The Last Holy Writer\
The Real Tuesday Weld "It's a Wonderful Li(f)e" The London Book of the Dead
The Ditty Bops "Sister Kate" The Ditty Bops
Ash "Goldfinger" 1977
The Kinda Long-Haired Band "Circles" Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits
The Jena Campaign "You Stole My Car and Then You Stole My Heart" A Panda For Amanda
Belle and Sebastian "My Wandering Days Are Over" Tigermilk

****Live set by Potterwatch****
"Quidditch Is Simple"
"Moaning Myrtle"
"Hermione's Secret"
"Pensieve Diggory"

The Red Balloons "Reading Books Out Loud" [?]
Potterwatch "Dear Ginny" Wrock & Rowl
The Parselmouths "Hermione" Sssss
The Whomping Willows "In Which Draco and Harry Secretly Want to Make Out" Welcome to the House of Awesome
Cars Can Be Blue "Doctor" Happy Happy Birthday To Me Vol. 4
19 Action News "Grand Canyon" [?]
The Ditty Bops "Angel With An Attitude" Moon Over the Freeway
Patience Please "Antediluvian" Happy Happy Birthday To Me Vol. 4
Pigeon John "Money Back Guarantee" And the Summertime Pool Party

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

wash your hair at least once every two weeks...

I have a summer cold. I don't feel like typing much.

You might have heard right before I played the Wiggins that I said that after I got the MP3s of the awesome Noise Addict covers, I basically sat on them for a month or so because I kept forgetting to play them. I have this problem with a lot of things that I get now. I'm getting old.

Here are the MP3s:

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

playlist for august 21, 2007

Marshmallow Coast "Seniors & Juniors" Seniors & Juniors
Nada Surf "Popular" High/Low
bis "ninja hi skool" intendo
Camera Obscura "Suspended From Class" Underachievers Please Try Harder
The Ditty Bops "Wishful Thinking" The Ditty Bops
Normandie Wilson "Don't Be Shy (Love Song for Pandas)" Glitter Patter
Nedelle "Ghost Ships" The Locksmith Cometh
Candypants "Happy Guy" Patty Duke Fanzine #6: Love to Patty
The Hot Toddies "HTML" Smell The Mitten
Midtown Dickens "Tetris" Oh Yell!
Palomar "Top Banana" All Things, Forests
The Pipettes "Really That Bad" Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me EP
Patience Please "If You're Sure" Fleeting Frequencies
Sinkcharmer "The Devil Got Sent to Georgia" Vegetable Farmer
The Mathletes "Animals" Fort Awesome
The Smittens "The Garden" A Little Revolution
Mirah and Spectratone International "Song of Psyche" Share This Place
The Brunettes "Structure & Cosmetics" Structure & Cosmetics
The Wiggins "Phone Remedy" [unreleased]
Noise Addict "Phone Remedy" DEF
The Wiggins "Back In Your Life" [unreleased]
Noise Addict "Back In Your Life" Young and Jaded
Northern State "Oooh Girl" Can I Keep This Pen?
Le Tigre "Seconds" This Island
Freezepop "Less Talk More Rokk" Less Talk More Rokk single
Le Tigre "Eau D'Bedroom Dancing" Le Tigre
Strong Bad "Everybody to the Limit (live)" Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits
Poison Control Center "Glory Us" Glory Us EP
Le Tigre "I'm So Excited" This Island

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

now i will always be lonelygirl15...

So, I guess people didn't like today's show. I'm guessing that way because the ticket giveaways went so horribly. No one called in for tickets to the Helper T-Cells/Arrah and the Ferns show (that's at the Grog Shop tomorrow night if you're still thinking about going). So... okay. I guess I can understand people not getting tickets to that show. With a band like the Helper T-Cells, it's difficult to promote them on the radio because they're much better live than they are on record.

But then, only one person called in for the tickets to the Au Revoir Simone/Oh No! Oh My! show (at the Beachland on Thursday). What the fuck?! I thought that was going to be a pretty big show. And it probably is going to be a big one. It's just that there's something wrong with my show and that it's unlistenable now.

You know there's something I think that's interesting about sumo wrestling. In the sport of sumo, someone who has achieved the title of yokozuna can't be demoted. It's expected that when a yokozuna's skill has deteriorated that he will have the discretion to step down on his own. Perhaps it's time for me to step down, for my level of skill has clearly deteriorated...

If you download today's show and listen to it, could you please tell me why the show sucked so bad and why only one person called in during the course of two ticket giveaways? Maybe the problem with my show is actually something that I could fix. Is it? Please tell me. I just don't know how to get an audience and hold it anymore.

Oh yeah, I'm going to be doing a fill-in show on Sunday. I'm filling in for Stand Clear of the Closing Doors at noon. I usually don't get up until 2 p.m. on Sundays. So... Good luck to me. Stand Clear of the Closing Doors plays a lot of traditional '80s college rock, so maybe I'll play some of "the classics", as well. Or I could just play exactly what I play on my show. I'm still thinking about it.

I'd also like to mention that I think the Hot Toddies rule. Pika!

And that's all that I have to say for now. Here's the show for your downloading pleasure:
Part 1 (of 2)
Part 2 (of 2)

playlist for august 14, 2007

The Hot Toddies "Sugar Daddy" Smell the Mitten
Tender Trap "6 Billion People" 6 Billion People
The Brunettes "Stereo (Mono Mono)" Structure & Cosmetics
Arrah and the Ferns "Emo Phillips" Evan Is a Vegan
Patience Please "Too Forthright" Live on Boogiepop 7/31/07
They Might Be Giants "The Mesopotamians" The Else
The Helper T-Cells "India Rose and Her Ten Tiny Toes" WRUW's Live From Cleveland 1/11/07
The Icicles "La Ti Da" Arrivals & Departures
Au Revoir Simone "The Disco Song" Verses of Comfort, Assurance & Salvation
Oh No! Oh My! "I Have No Sister" Oh No! Oh My!
Art In Manila "Golden Dawn" Set the Woods On Fire
Jens Lekman "Radio NRJ" Friday Night at the Drive-In Bingo single
Blanketarms "whirl" Sweet and Sour
Oh No! Oh My! "The Bike, Sir" Between the Devil and the Sea
Duplex "Camels in the Desert" Ablum
Duplex "Multiplication Treehouse" Ablum
The Hot Toddies "HTML" Smell the Mitten
BOAT "(I'm a) Donkey For Your Love" Let's Drag Our Feet!
Boyracer "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Jukebox Volume One
Half-Japanese "This Could Be the Night" Fire In the Sky
Jad Fair and Daniel Johnston "Ruby Tuesday" The Lucky Sperms: Somewhat Humorous
Daniel Johnston "Funeral Home" 1990
Misha "Anaconda" Teardrop Sweetheart
Flare "(Don't Like) The Way We Live Now" Hung
The Brunettes "Her Haragami Set" Structure & Cosmetics
The Hot Toddies "Last Chance Saloon" The Hot Toddies EP

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

needs more moog!

Yes... That new EP by the Rentals... it doesn't have enough Moog synthesizer on it. I played a song from that EP this morning, and I was so tempted to just stop it in the middle, but I decided to play the whole song. And then I ended up stopping it on accident because I hit "stop" on the wrong CD player (I was trying to stop a CD player on which I had been previewing a CD)... :P

Anyway, there's some good new stuff on this show, as well as some good old stuff. And some stuff played on vinyl, even though I should be against vinyl after what happened with that R.E.M. record last week.

Oh, I just remembered something semi-important: I may do a fill-in show on Sunday the 19th at noon (in place of Stand Clear of the Closing Doors). If I did it, would any of you listen?

Also semi-important is the fact I will have a couple of ticket giveaways next week. I will be giving away tickets to the Helper T-Cells/Arrah and the Ferns show at the Grog Shop on the 15th, and also the Au Revoir Simone/Oh No! Oh My! show at the Beachland on the 16th.

And that's all that I have to say for now. Here's the show:

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

playlist for august 7, 2007

Dressy Bessy "California" The California EP
Sarah & The Johnsonauts "Summer Nights" Down to Grease On Holiday
The Afternoon Naps "The Sun Ain't the Same" Sunbeamed
The Grade Grubbers "Down With Mo" Let's Kiss to Make It Real
The Brunettes "If You Were Alien" Structure & Cosmetics
Dean and Britta "Random Rules" L'Avventura
Au Revoir Simone "Stars" The Bird of Music
The God Damn Doo Wop Band "Rooftops of Bangor" Broken Hearts
The Pipettes "Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me" Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me single
The Rentals "Life Without a Brain" The Last Little Life EP
Oh No! Oh My! "Our Mouths Were Wet" Between the Devil and the Sea
Red Pony Clock "Joshua" God Made Dirt
Red Pony Clock "Theme From Bubble Bobble" Old School
Art In Manila "Our Addictions" Set the Woods On Fire
Arrah and the Ferns "Skylark" Evan Is a Vegan
Patience Please "The Way She Looked Away" Fleeting Frequencies
Jens Lekman "Friday Night at the Drive-In Bingo" Friday Night at the Drive-In Bingo single
ShiSho "Rocks and Penalties" ShiSho/Hyperbubble split 7"
Tiger Trap "Alien Space Song" The Tiger Trap & Henry's Dress Astronautical Music Festival
Tiger Trap "Supreme Nothing" Tiger Trap
Hyperbubble "Supermarket Casanova" ShiSho/Hyperbubble split 7"
Henry's Dress "Feathers" The Tiger Trap & Henry's Dress Astronautical Music Festival
Sonic Youth "Teenage Riot (live)" Daydream Nation (Deluxe Edition)
Sebadoh "Yellow Submarine" The Freed Man
Sebadoh "Julienne" The Freed Man
The Diskettes "12345" Weeknights at Island View Beach
The Haircuts "Ballad of the Razor" Sorrow Is the Way to Love
Camera Obscura "I Love My Jean" I Love My Jean single
The Lucksmiths "Camera-Shy" Naturaliste

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