J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Saturday, December 06, 2003

j's indie/rock mayhem - 5th december 2003

[my first time back on the air in three weeks. ahhhhh. feels good. i thought tonight's show was fantastic. had some great callers and even a very, very flattering phone call from a person i know who told me the show was "blowing [her] mind." that means a lot. thanks for all the calls. especially to former qfs dj jared who graced me with his voice for a few songs. remember that we're on new temp schedule. updated shows are listed in the previous post. next week i will be on wednesday 10th december 6pm - 8pm and friday 12th december 10pm - 12am.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Grandpaboy - "MPLS" [a nominee for the j's indie/rock mayhem top 25 albums of the year! submit yours either via the comment box here on the site or by emailing me.]
Lucinda Williams - "Real Live Bleeding Fingers and Broken Guitar Strings" [another nominee.]
Liz Phair - "Supernova"
Jim White - "Handcuffed to a Fence in Mississippi" [new album due out in the spring.]
The Weakerthans - "Plea From a Cat Named Virtue" [by request. a great little song from a not so shabby album. this song especially is sharp and darling.]
Q and Not U - "Book of Flags" [they were quite, quite good at Go two weeks ago. my only regret is that the show seemed awfully short.]
Del Fuegos - "Hand in Hand" [i was listening to the juliana hatfield three's "my sister" and she name drops both the violent femmes and the del fuegos, so i thought, why not. a right catchy number.]
the Afghan Whighs - "Turn on the Water" [i've been waiting weeks to play this! the afghan whigs make me melt.]
The Scaries - "800 Miles" [NC's own. they're playing their final show next saturday the 13th at Go Studios in carborro. if you can, go see these guys. they put on one hell of a live show. if more bands had their energy, rock would be a much better place.]
Social Distortion - "So Far Away"
Brian Eno - "Blank Frank" [from here come the warm jets. a great song.]
the Jayhawks - "Angelyne" [another nominee. why not follow up eno with americana? it makes sense to me.]
Bruce Springsteen - "Mary's Place" [was on the list last year!]
Josh Ritter - "Rainslicker" [definitely a top 10 contender.]
The Church - "Almost With You" [from the blurred crusade. it doesn't get much better.]
Happy Mondays - "Kinky Afro" [this song is endlessly enjoyable.]
Teenage Fanclub - "Sparky's Dream" [maybe i play this song too often....nah.]
Oasis - "Live Forever" [i've been listening to oasis a lot lately. my freshman year at qfs, i got in trouble for playing an oasis song from a single that was in the station. 'too commercial.' i am for us being as different as possible. but that doesn't mean popular good music can't slip in every so often. besides...admit it..when's the last time you heard "live forever" on a commercial station? yeah. 1995. that's right.]
Kathleen Edwards - "Six o'clock News" [possibly my favorite album of 2003. good god she's amazing.]
The Byrds - "You Ain't Going Nowhere"
Fountains of Wayne - "Mexican Wine" [another nominee.]
Ryan Adams - "Wonderwall" [a brilliant soft and beautiful cover of the oasis classic from the love is hell pt. 1 EP. pt 2 is released this coming tuesday.]
Tiger Bear Wolf - "An Entire City Full of Mesh-Back Hats" [from their debut album, just released last week. these greensboro natives absolutely smoke live. and this cd is one blistering hunk of rock. check them out.]
Placebo - "Bulletproof Cupid" [nominee.]
The Mekons - "Memphis, Egypt" [one of these days i'll play this back to back with the pixies' "letter to memphis." ah, planning.]
Focus - "Hocus Pocus (live)" [an eight and a half minute version of this groundbreaking piece from the eventually overwrought yodel-rock genre. endlessly amusing and strangely catchy and impressive.]

Continue to send in your nominees! Time is running short! The date of the Top 25 of 2003 show will be announced soon. Don't forget to check out how you can help the Triad Health Project this holiday season. See you guys on Wednesday!


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