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Thursday, May 06, 2004

j's indie/rock mayhem - 5th may 2004

[normally i am supposed to play a lot more rotation than i did tonight, but we're on temporary schedule and people are thrust about this way and that. also, rotation isn't..well..rotating. so i'm having a harder time digging for new, good things. so tonight's show was largely programmed out of my collection, like the good ol' days. enjoy.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Johnny Cash - "Man in Black"
Mansun - "Negative" [following up johnny with a 90s/early 00s british pseudo-prog band is always interesting. i'm rather fond of mansun.]
the Dream Syndicate - "The Days of Wine and Roses" [i also cut back a little on my normal thoughts to time constraint. being a listener minded dj, i often try not to play overly long songs (anything over 5 minutes) out of deference to listeners. but as you'll see later, i abandoned that principle at least once more. this is my favorite dream syndicate song, so who cares if it's seven plus minutes. it rules.]
Josh Rouse - "Sunshine (Come On Lady)" [1972 is a summer album, for real. if you haven't heard this album yet, the weather is getting just right to go out and buy it.]
Patti Smith - "Stride of the Mind" [from the new album trampin' which we will have the full version of next week. from the songs, this is one of her best in years.]
the Jayhawks - "You Look So Young" [there was a period of time last summer where i listened to nothing but the jayhawks for a week or so. just album after album. they are that kind of band. another summer listen.]
Dilated Peoples feat. Kanye West - "This Way" [from their latest, neighborhood watch.]
Bob Dylan - "Tombstone Blues" [six minutes rarely goes by faster than it does in this song.]
Camper Van Beethoven - "(We're a) Bad Trip" [from one of the forthcoming re-issues of their original four albums.]
the Undertones - "Jimmy Jimmy"
Stephen Malkmus - "Jenny and the Ess Dog" [this is one of the best songs of malkmus' career, if only because of the dead-on and hilarious character sketches he lays out.]
Superchunk - "Silver Leaf and Snowy Tears" [the merge records 15th anniversary shows are coming up in late may and holy god what a lineup. tickets are going fast and all shows are at the cat's cradle. get your tickets, jetzt! (now!)]
the Clash - "Brand New Cadillac"
Eugene Chadbourne and Noahjohn - "Don't Burn the Flag, Let's Burn the Bush" [more country protest chicanery. this is a fantastic album.]
the Mountain Goats - "The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton" [by request. the request was for another mountain goats song, but i came up empty handed. so i played this classic instead. hail satan.]
Squirrel Nut Zippers - "Good Enough for Granddad" [finally, after all my years of fandom, i purchased the zippers' first album, the inevitable, and celebrated with this gem off of it.]
Fountains of Wayne - "Hey Julie" [from their latest, welcome interstate managers.]
RJD2 - "Clean Living" [def jux's number one dj off the new def jux compilation. rjd2's new album drops in june i believe and i'm very excited.]
the Postal Service - "Such Great Heights" [by request. electronic elements and beautiful, mournful pop ballads. tasty.]
the Posies - "Love Letter Boxes" [one of the most overlooked american power-pop bands of the 90s. this track, from frosting on the beater, is unreal.]
Neu! - "Negativland" [i said over on my other blog that neu! wasn't the kind of band i would play on my show exactly. but, here i am contradicting myself. very well, i contradict myself. this album is quite infectious and this particular song has joy division pegged almost seven years before there was even a joy division of which to speak.]
the Emergency - "Church of the Chix Denomination" [great power pop rock.]
the Damnwells - "Sleepsinging" [this is from their latest, bastards of the beat. a great album.]
Lyle Lovett - "Pontiac" [one of americas greatest songwriters, i think.]
Woody Guthrie - "Lindbergh" [a man called up and said that johnny cougar has done a version of this on a recent album. only gussied up the lyrics to be a bit more relevant..anyone confirm this?]
Peter Bruntnell - "Handful of Stars"
Blur - "Sweet Song" [supposedly, they're getting set to work on their next full length and the hopes are that graham coxon will return to the fold.. here's hoping.]
Television - "Prove It"

Until next week! Take care!


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