Saturday, December 30, 2006

12/29/06 Show - The Songs I Missed This Year

Yes, I've been doing Post-Punk For Post-Punks for post-punks and anyone else who will listen for a little over a year now. And in that last year, I've made a lot of mistakes. This show was about atoning for some of those mistakes. The ones, at least, I made on the radio. Of course, by trying to atone for those mistakes I made on my radio show via another radio show means that I will probably make more mistakes, necessitating yet another show to atone of that show's mistakes, thus insuring that I will never be able to effectively cleanse my soul, the world, etc. of all of my errors. I think this is what's known as a paradox. Until the explosion. Then it becomes something else entirely. Although not a paradigm. That's just something stupid people say to sound intelligent. And by calling something out as being something that stupid people say to sound intelligent, I'm also now doing something that stupid people say to sound intelligent. Unless of course that I call out that I've called it out. But then I just have to do it again. This may be another paradox. Or a cry for help.

To escape the chattering skeleton man that is my mind and the swirling wisdom of the streets, I suggest you turn to the soothing sounds that was the mp3 my show last night. Its delights are only a download away:

Missed Songs Show - Happy New Year, Planet Earth

And the playlist is only a downlook away:

Two Swords - English Beat - 1980 Show
Heaven Up Here - Echo and the Bunnymen - 1981 Show
It's A Mug's Game - Soft Cell - 1982 Show
Push - The Cure - 1985 Show
Getting Nowhere Fast - Wedding Pesent - 1987 Show
Public Image - Public Image - 1978 Show
Wasteland - Simple Minds - 1979 Show
Fingers in the Factories - Editors - New Songs That Sound Old Show
Moving In Stereo - The Cars - Movie Songs Show
Mental Hopscotch - Missing Persons - LA Show
Raised Eyebrows - The Feelies - NY Show
Cranked Up Really High - Slaughter and the Dogs - Manchester Show
Tar - Visage - Drugs Show
Peaches - The Stranglers - Summer Show
Let's Get Married - Celibate Rifles - Australia/New Zealand Show
So Young But So Cold - KAS Product - Continental Europe Show
Swing the Heartache - Bauhaus - Love Part 1: The Bitter Show
I Melt With You - Modern English - Love Part 2: The Sweet Show
Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above - Cansei de ser Sexy - Love Part 3: The Sex Show
Tag Fur Tag - Xmal Deutschland - Goth Show (for YOU, Davey)
Everything We Know - Kim Wilde - Reggae vs. Post-Punk Show
We're So Cool - The Au Pairs - Disco vs. Post-Punk Show
Jukebox - The Payola$ - IRS Records Show
Jewel - T-Rex - Post-Punk vs. The Old West Show
Uncontrollable Urge - Devo - Great Albums Show

Saturday, December 23, 2006

12/22/06 Show - Christmas

In an attempt to show me what Christmas would be like had I never been born, some angel or ghost and I played all songs that were all, in their own special way, related to Christmas. This still didn't make sense to me because I explicitly told the angel that everything would be better if I were dead right now. I never said anything about having never been born. Those are actually very different things. Anyway, I hope you the show made you at least slightly glad that I was born. Otherwise I may have another one of my Christmas "accidents" this year.

Try trying this mp3 on for size. You won't be able to see or hear me but I assure you that the angel and I will be watching. And I guess you will be able to hear me:

A Very Special Christmas Episode of Post-Punk For Post-Punks

The Playlist Is Coming To Town:

Countdown to Christmas Party Time - XTC
The Christmas Song - The Raveonettes
Oi to the World - The Vandals
Feed The World - Band Aid
Feed the World B-Side - Band Aid
Holiday Song - Starflyer 59
Fuck Christmas - Fear
Father Christmas - The Kinks
2000 Miles - The Pretenders
There Ain't No Sanity Claus - The Damned
One Christmas Catalogue - Captain Sensible
Come On Christmas - Cheap Trick
Christmastime is Here - Ivy
Santa Dog '78 - The Residents
A Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses
XMas in Australia - X-Mal Deutschland
You (Christmas Mix) - Tuxedomoon
Donde Esta Santa Claus - Guster
Blue Christmas Without You - Stan Ridgway
Thank God It's Not Christmas - Sparks
Donna and Blitzen - Badly Drawn Boy
Santa's Got A GTO - The Ramonas
Gloria - Elastica
Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight) - The Ramones

Monday, December 18, 2006

12/15/06 Show - Industrial

On this night, we celebrated and remembered the sub-genre of post-punk known as Industrial. The next night, we didn't. I'm not sure what we remembered or celebrated. I'll tell you what we neither remembered nor celebrated: a clown band or clown bands. We saw one of these at the DNA Lounge. The biggest problem with a clown band is that they seem to feel like just being clowns is enough. You see, clowns are funny, scary, tragically absured, hackneyed, etc. And here are some clowns playing instruments and singing and stuff. It's crazy, right? Worth the price of admission, wrong? In the old days, a band could have a gimmick look but that was only the beginning of their creativity. Now it's the end, even when their gimmick is as non-creative as clowns. That alone took all of the creativity juice. Tequila. Not to be confused with psychic juice, which is also tequila.

But we can forever remember the night we remembered industrial music through the mp3 recording of the show below. And I can remember the clown band every night when I sleep, as it has already replaced the giant whale in my recurring nightmares:

Industrial Show - Send Out The Clowns

Totalitarian Playlist:

Assimilate - Skinny Puppy
Red Mask - Cabaret Voltaire
Hot on the Heels of Love - Throbbing Gristle
Tanz Debil - Einsturzende Neubauten
Geburt Einer Nation - Laibach
Headhunter - Front 242
Deviation - Haujobb
God Wrote - Project Pitchfork
Did You Miss Me? - The Young Gods
Fun to be Had - Nitzer Ebb
Free Your Hate - KMFDM
Wish - Nine Inch Nails
Down Where We Belong - Wumpscut
Vortex - Spahn Ranch
Butyric Acid - Consolidated
Genecide - Meat Beat Manifesto
So What - Ministry
Untouchable Class - My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult
Motorbike - Sheep on Drugs
The Bog - Bigod 20
No Name, No Slogan - Acid Horse
Arena - VNV Nation

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

12/11/06 Show - SYNTH POP

In a completely zany move, so madcap I can only describe it in all caps, I went in on Monday to do a radio show. You see, I'm a loose cannon. A rebel that plays by his own rules. My last partner was a talking cat. The chief will probably have my badge but I still went in to the show, even though that badge only had 2 more weeks until retirement.

Anyway, in a show dedicated completely to electronic music, specifically synth pop, I managed to have a few technical problems with the signal dropping out and such. Oh the wonders of the modern age! Wonders? Or blunders? Implied? Or implode? I think that's irony, what I said a few words ago. If we were talking about my badge, we could call it retirony. But this isn't about my badge, it's about this show that I think you should download as soon as I stop talking about my badge.

I stitched the show together and apart from a chunk of my lil' intro missing and just a couple of what will sound like brief skips, I give this one a clean bill of health:

Synth Pop Show - 99% Retirony Free

Playlist Forever:

The Model - Kraftwerk
Cheree - Suicide
TVOD - The Normal
Me? I Disconnect From You - Gary Numan and Tubeway Army
Messages - OMD
Pedestrian Wait - Fad Gadget
Vienna - Ultravox
No One Driving - John Foxx
Fade To Gray - Visage
Touchables - Human League
Geisha Boys and Temple Girls - Heaven 17
Chips On My Shoulder - Soft Cell
Photographic - Depeche Mode
Don't Go - Yaz
Torture - Berlin
Words Fell Down - Kim Wilde
Living on Video - Trans X
Revenge - Ministry
Fallen Angel - Alphaville
Going Round - Xymox
Ship of Fools - Erasure
Mad At The World - Mad At The World
Your Smiling Face - Camouflage
So Hard - Pet Shop Boys
Once in a Lifetime - Wolfsheim

Friday, December 08, 2006

No 12/8/06 Show

I would normally be doing the show right now but I can't do it because I have to be here to post on this blog that I'm not doing the show. I just really value communication. Mainly because people are always saying things like, "communication is important. Honesty is important." But then these are the same people that say "too much information" when I try to be communicative with them. I would have thought nobody said "too much information" any more. Like it died with "don't go there" and "talk to the hand" back a the tail end of the nineties. But I guess people just couldn't part with that one. It was too sweet of a plum. They'd rather see the dotcom bubble burst completely and thousands of companies go belly up than lose the ability to drop a "too much information" in that voice you're supposed to say it in.

So let me say again that I am not doing the show tonight and in the spirit of NOT giving too much information, let me say that it is due to technical issues. I don't know what these technical issues are but I know they have nothing to do with sex, diarrhea, my shattered psyche, or any of the other types of information generally considered to be too much.

Friday, December 01, 2006

12/1/06 Show - Holy Mother Of God, It's Stan Ridgway + special guest star, Punk/Post-Punk vs. The Old West

For all of those who wondered which would happen a first, an alligator gets shot into space or I would get to interview Stan Ridgway, I finally have your answer. And that answer know, I don't want to spoil the surprise. The surprise and subsequent thrill of finding out. I want you to download the mp3 and hear for yourself.

The momentous moment is also framed by punk and post-punk music influenced by the other two kinds of music: Country and Western. So everyone, I hope you enjoy this show and as for you Chompy, keep reaching for that rainbow:

A Fistful Of Post-Punk For Post-Punks

The Good, The Bad, And The Playlist:

Call of the West - Wall of Voodoo
Los Rancheros - Adam and the Ants
Go Through It - Blondie
Rusholme Ruffians - The Smiths
Against the Grain - Bad Religion
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes - X
Phobia - Fields of the Nephilim
Prarie Rose - Roxy Music
Rawhide - Dead Kennedys
Guns of Navarone - The Specials
Come Back Jonee - Devo
It's The Law - Social Distortion
Talkin' Wall Of Voodoo Blues - Stan Ridgway
The Pink Room - Angelo Badalamenti
Jesus Built My Hot Rod - Ministry
Tear It Up - The Cramps
Yin and Yang, The Flowerpot Man - Love and Rockets
Somewhere in the Dark - Stan Ridgway and Drywall
Maniac - The Screamin' Sirens
Pleasure Little Treasure - Depeche Mode
Havalina - The Pixies
Don't Crash Your Car Tonight - Mary's Danish
Doin' the Cockroach - Modest Mouse
Wishing Well - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Sex Beat - Gun Club
Long Shadow - Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros
Orang-Outang - Bow Wow Wow
Beers, Steers, and Queers - Revolting Cocks
The Dead Song - Birthday Party
Camel Walk - Southern Culture on the Skids
The Hanging Tree - Marty Robbins
Last Train - Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry
Vanity Fair - The Ocean Blue
Come Back - The Misfits
Definitely Clean - The Dream Syndicate
Jolene - Sisters of Mercy
Ring of Fire - Wall of Voodoo