Saturday, March 31, 2007

3/30/07 Show - Goin' Solo

"He was a cop, and good at his job. But then he committed the ultimate sin and testified against other cops - gone bad. Cops who tried to kill him, but got the woman he loved instead. Framed for murder, now he prowls the badlands. An outlaw hunting outlaws, a bounty hunter - a RENEGADE!"

That pretty much sums it up. That's the story behind all of the artists I played on this evening's show. They were in a band that was fairly significant and fairly well-known and the kind of band I would play normally on my show but then they decided to prowl the badlands as either a solo artist or maybe as part of a new band or maybe just through a side project. The punk and post-punk highway is littered with these examples and I tried to give you only the finest of finery during my two radio hours of the week.

Download this mp3 from the link, listen to it, and let it take a Harley ride down that dusty highway. And if you see Reno Raines out there, you tell him I said "Hey".

Bobby Sixplaylist:

London Boys - Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers
Love Comes in Spurts - Richard Hell and the Voidoids
Mr. Alphabet Says - The Glove
Witness the Change - Pete Shelley
Blood and Tears - Danzig
Faith and Healing - Ian McCulloch
Drive, She Said - Stan Ridgway
Ain't That A Shame - Brian James
Wot? - Captain Sensible
Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
These Days - Nico
25 O'Clock - Dukes of the Stratosphear
Sonic Boom - Andy Partridge
The Weeping Song - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
My Everchanging Moods - The Style Council
Compulsion - Martin L. Gore
Movement of Fear - Tones on Tail
Life in Laralay - Love and Rockets
Cuts You Up - Peter Murphy
Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
Dissappointed - Morrissey
Waiting Room - Fugazi
Death Disco/Swan Lake - Public Image Limited

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

No 3/23/07 Show

The broadcast wasn't working again. It's a real hoggpounder sometimes. Sorry about that.

Should be back on the 30th with cookie parties for everyone.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

3/16/07 Show - 4AD Records

It was a show that featured only releases from the legendary independant record label 4AD. In keeping with my grand tradition of blog postings for shows dedicated to record labels, I am going to stop talking and let the company logo speak for me:

What's that, Logo? When can WE kill again? No, no, I told you to stop asking that question. I'm not going to do that any more. Please pass that on to your friend, the giant floating head, as well:

So if you want to hear the show, here is the link you can right-click on to download the mp3.

Otherwise, listen to the giant floating head for murderous suggestions.

In written form, the songs I played would look like this:

Pump Up The Volume - M/A/R/R/S
Ivo - Cocteau Twins
Strength of Strings - This Mortal Coil
Louise - Clan of Xymox
Begrab Mein Herz - Xmal Deutschland
Ocean - Dead Can Dance
Ladyshave - Gus Gus
Alec Eiffel - Pixies
Not Too Soon - Throwing Muses
Invisible Man - The Breeders
Los Angeles - Frank Black
Breakdown - Colourbox
Shut That Door - Wolfgang Press
Dark Entries - Bauhaus
Delirious - The The
Gathering Dust - Modern English
Time Thief - Pale Saints
De-Luxe - Lush
Yes She Is My Skinhead Girl - Unrest
Equus - Blonde Redhead
Can't Always Be Loved - His Name Is Alive
Faint Heart - Birthday Party
Friendcatcher - Birthday Party
The Spangle Maker - Cocteau Twins
Debaser - Pixies

Saturday, March 10, 2007

3/9/07 Show - Britpop

A show that featured and celebrated Britpop. Not the usual fair as I usually feature and celebrate punk and post-punk music but if it helps, many of the Britpop bands were indeed celebrating punk and post-punk by way of their own music. So in a way, it was a show within a show. Like when you see a movie about making a movie or eat a pregnant woman. I suppose you wouldn't have to eat the pregnant woman, the example could just be a pregnant woman but considering they swallowed a baby in the first place, maybe eating them would teach them how it feels. In Sweden they call that a California Cheeseburger, which has never made any sense to me. Anyway, we've veered disgustingly off subject again. Britpop had nothing to do with any of that. It was about Great Britain becoming Great Britain again. I wish the USA could do something like that. Have a name that clearly stated how cool we are (were). Become the United States of Awesome America or something. Or the Best United States of America Ever. And then we could finally change our stupid national anthem to Queen's "We Will Rock You". Queen was also from Great Britain so we know they're good.

It's the link to the mp3 paragraph right here. Right-click on this baby and download it to your computer. Then send it as a text message or make it your ringtone or whatever the kids are doing these days that's hot. Then make sure you listen to it at some point and maybe save it because if I end up going on that murderous rampage I've been thinking about lately, all things connected to me could be worth something:

In Britain, they call the playlist steak and kidney pie:

Hello - Oasis
Elephant Stone - The Stone Roses
Lipgloss - Pulp
Saturday Night - Kaiser Chiefs
The 303 - Kula Shaker
Alright - Supergrass
Poodle Rockin' - Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Road Rage - Catatonia
Statuesque - Sleeper
Heroine - Suede
You Just Know - Bernard Butler
Standing On My Own Again - Graham Coxon
Parklife - Blur
Last Ride - Johnny Marr
Shatterproof - Rialto
Daydreamer - Menswear
Connection - Elastica
Girl From Mars - Ash
Electricity - Spiritualized
Electioneering - Radiohead
Good Souls - Starsailor
Today, Tomorrow, Sometime, Never - Echobelly
Every Me, Every You - Placebo
Common People - Pulp

***Bonus Track***(sort of)

Hundred Mile High City - Ocean Colour Scene

Saturday, March 03, 2007

3/2/07 Show - The Producers

First of all, I actually did a show. It had been 3 weeks but it felt more like I had traced my hand on a piece of paper. Which is to say, longer than 3 weeks. Secondly, the show I did focused on the great and influential producers for the post-punk era. You may not know about these producers but I assure you, they're there. It's kind of like how everybody is a skeleton, inside all of their hair and skin and muscles and bones. Well, not bones, because that is the skeleton. But anyway, thank God we don't have to see them though. Think of how scary it would be to live in the invisible world of scary skeletons. Sometimes you'll hear things like, "My brain says 'No' but my heart says 'Yes'" and I always think, it really doesn't matter what your brain and heart are saying. It's about what the skeleton is saying. Not just the insane chattering skull part either, the whole thing. The brain and heart and everything else are pretty damn useless without the skeleton. You'd just be a clump of motionless crap. Your brain likes to tell you that it controls everything but you have to consider the source. Of course it's going to tell you that. It's the brain. And it behooves your brain to make you think ("think" the operative word) that it is most important. Yeah right, motionless fragile sponge. I'd like to see you jump out of my skull and try telling me that.

So what I'm trying to get across here is that the producer can often be like your skeleton. Generally unseen, for good reason, as they're usually not as cute as guitar players but still very much in charge of what you're hearing. Sure, it could be said that the brain is like that too but that's exactly the kind of brain talk I think we should all start ignoring. How about you download this link, with your skeleton fingers and play the mp3 of my show for you underated bones:

Hey, my link is now the actual link and no longer a nominal facade. I wonder what my playlist is going to look like:

Heart & Soul - Joy Division - Martin Hannett
The Autobahn - Kraftwerk - Konrad Plank
Mr. X - Ultravox - Konrad Plank
Gut Feeling - Devo - Brian Eno
Stay Hungry - Talking Heads - Brian Eno
Zoo Station - U2 - Brian Eno
Search and Destroy - The Stooges - David Bowie
Fire in Cairo - The Cure - Chris Parry
A Forest - The Cure - Mike Hedges
Short-Term Effect - The Cure - Phil Thornally
Entertain Me - Soft Cell - Daniel Miller
Sound of the Crowd - Human League - Martin Rushent
Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Trevor Horn
Do the Dog - The Specials - Elvis Costello
The Wait - The Pretenders - Nick Lowe
1000 Umbrellas - XTC - Todd Rundgren
Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode - Flood
Fields of Fire - Big Country - Steve Lillywhite
Heart of Glass - Blondie - Mike Chapman
Hold My Bones - The Pixies - Steve Albini
The Slider - T.Rex - Tony Visconti