Saturday, January 20, 2007

1/19/07 - Canada

Why we in the United States should be afraid of Canada:

1.) Ninety percent of population is massed within 100 miles of northern American border.

2.) Seems not to mind that one of its provinces has turned almost entirely French.

3.) Excessive politeness only makes sense as cover for something truly sinister. But what?

4.) Citizens seem strangely impervious to cold.

5.) Decriminalization of marijuana and acceptance of gay marriage without corresponding collapse of social institutions indicate Canada may, in fact, be indestructible.

6.) Has infiltrated entertainment industry with singers, actors, and comedians practically indistinguishable from their American counterparts.

7.) Consistently stays just below cultural radar yet never quite disappears.

8.) Parliamentary government and common-law judiciary appear to function acceptably yet remain completely inscrutable.

Why we in the United States shouldn't be afraid of Canada:

1.) In the last 6 years, a lot of great indie rock has consistently come out of there. Way more than Delaware. A little bit of punk. A little bit of post-punk/new wave but mainly, they're all about the here and now in Canada. So my show on this night focused generally on the here and now. Download this, mp3, listen, win, and take a metaphorical voyage up the Saint Lawrence River with Jacques Cartier in search of non-metaphorical beaver pelts and a root-like beverage I call Root Marm:

Oh Canada, Not My Home and Native Land

True Patriot Love in this Playlist Though:

Ain't Got No Sense - Teenage Head
Cause = Time - Broken Social Scene
D.O.A. - D.O.A.
Switching to Glide - The Kings
Bandages - Hot Hot Heat
Letter to an Occupant - The New Pornographers
Fuck the Pain Away - Peaches
Romantic Rights - Death From Above 1979
Still in Love - The Stills
A Stirstick's Prediction - Despistado
He! She! You! Me! They! We! Us! Okay! - You Say Party! We Say Die!
Speak Slow - Tegan and Sara
Living on Video - Trans X
Little Bones - The Tragically Hip
Incision - Skinny Puppy
***Guilty Pleasure*** I Beg Your Pardon, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden - Kon Kan
The Slap - By Divine Right
Rough Gem - Islands
Dead Disco - Metric
Whites Only Party - The Dears
I'm An Adult Now - The Pursuit of Happiness
Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
Underwhelmed - Sloan
Nature of the Experiment - Tokyo Police Club
Elevator Love Letter - Stars
Silent Seven - Controller Controller
Rebellion (Lies) - Arcade Fire

Saturday, January 13, 2007

1/12/07 - Glam and the Glam Effect

Without glam rock, there would be no punk nor post-punk nor alternative music and that means I would never be born. And if I'm never born, that means I don't get eaten by pigs in 2018. I get crushed by an ape instead. And that doesn't do anybody any good. So I thank God with all my heart, which will one day mostly be inside a pig's belly, that glam rock came to be in the early 70's and brought sexy back.

You too can now go back to time when sexy got brought back back before Justin Timberlake brought sexy back but really was more of a high-grade form of nausea. Follow this link to through the time hole to hear my show:

Glam and the Glam Effect On Post-Punk on Post-Punk For Post-Punks


No Cure - Simple Minds
Street Life - Roxy Music
Raw Ramp - T. Rex
So Alive - Love and Rockets
Syria - Specimen
At Home, At Work, At Play - Sparks
Transmission - Japan
Satellite of Love - Lou Reed
Needles in a Camel's Eye - Brian Eno
Plastic Surgery - Adam and the Ants
Cream in my Jeans - Jayne County and the Electric Chairs
Roll Away the Stones - Mott the Hoople
Queen Bitch - David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust - Bauhaus
20th Century Boy - Siouxsie and the Banshees
One Step Away From Myself - Cobra Verde
Perpetual Drag - Spacehog
Rock Wrok - Ultravox!
Looking For A Kiss - New York Dolls
Then He Kissed Me - Hollywood Brats
Third Floor Heaven - Be Bop Deluxe
Teenage Rampage - Sweet
Run Run Away - Slade
Animal Nitrate - Suede
Charmless Man - Blur
I Love, You Love, Me Love - Gary Glitter
Dynamite - Eagle
Rock & Roll - Velvet Underground

Saturday, January 06, 2007

1/5/07 Show - Songs With "New" In Them For The "New" Year

But is it really a new year? I know The Man tells us it is but how can we be sure? I think we might have had this year before. It's possible we even did it last year. Something about it just feels very familiar. There may be a larger conspiracy at work here. Whatever that conspiracy may be, we absolutely can't let on that we all know this isn't really a new year. The Man is watching. So if you end up re-living something that you've always wanted to do differently had you had the chance to do it again, DON'T do it differently! Do it the exact same way you did it the first time. And try to look surprised. We can't risk tipping The Man off. At least until I have more information for you. Stay tuned.

So to play along, I played nothing last night except for songs that had the word "new" in them and I kept talking about how it was the new year, blah, blah, blah. This ought to buy us some time. Feel free to download the mp3 and kind of silently nod along in agreement:

Songs With New In Them Show For This Totally New Year I've Never Seen Before


New Year's Day - U2
New Life - Depeche Mode
New Dawn Fades (live) - Joy Division
Neuschnee - Neu!
New Rose - The Damned
Brand New Girlfriend - Art Brut
New Disco - Radio 4
New Moon On Monday - Duran Duran
A New Season - The Church
New Europeans (live) - Ultravox
A New England - Billy Bragg
New York, New York - Nina Hagan
Brand New Cadillac - The Clash
New Radio - Bikini Kill
New Toy - Lene Lovich
New Kind of Man - John Foxx
New Day - The Cure
***Guilty Pleasure - It's Back!*** New Song - Howard Jones
Brand New Life - Young Marble Giants
New Direction - Echo & the Bunnymen
The New - Interpol
New Kind of Kick - The Cramps
New Machine - Tuxedomoon
New York City - T-Rex
New Dress - Depeche Mode
New Religion (live) - Duran Duran
Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag - Pigbag
Happy New Year From Altered Images
(Dawning Of A) New Era - The Specials