J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Monday, October 18, 2004

j's indie/rock mayhem - 13th october 2004

[my apologies for the lateness of this post. my home computer is currently rendering my internet access unusable, so it has resulted in me having to use my work computer for all personal activities. then, there's my faulty memory. i've walked out of the house without my set list from last week a grand total of three times, and i even left without it this morning. i was so fed up i turned my car around to get it. oh, well. the details for this holiday season's fundraiser for the triad health project are being worked out and we should be getting underway by the show the first week of november. stay tuned. in the meanwhile, onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Dizzee Rascal - "Stand Up Tall" [from the dazzling sophomore release, showtime. dizzee won the 2003 mercury prize for his debut album boy in da corner and this followup is a more concentrated and accessable result.]
the Nein - "Handout" [one of north carolina's current hot properties. from their self-titled EP. i adore this song. two of these guys are former members of the white octave and there's even a guilford alumni in their midsts.]
Gary Numan - "Are 'Friends' Electric?" [from replicas. classic synth goodness.]
Paul Westerberg - "Now I Wonder" [from his latest, folker. if you're a fan of paul's work from the past 3 years, you'll enjoy it quite a bit.]
Q and Not U - "X-Polynation" [originally on the "book of flags"/"x-polynation" 7" single from last fall, this song has been re-recorded for their new, amazing album, power. another monkey wrench thrown into deciding on the best album of 2004.]
Jesse Malin - "Wendy" [a song i played to death back when this album, the fine art of deconstruction, was released. great roots-rock rave-up.]
Talib Kweli - "Broken Glass" [from the beautiful struggle. the song i keep returning to.]
Butthole Surfers - "Lady Sniff" [i'd recently been re-reading snippets from our band could be your life: notes from the american underground - 1981 : 1991. the chapter on the butthole surfers prompted me to pull this out from their really bizzarre and unreal debut, psychic...powerless...another man's sac.]
the Streets - "Blinded by the Lights" [the new single off of the majestic a grand don't come for free. no, not a springsteen cover.]
Hot Snakes - "Braintrust" [off the hot, hot, HOT new album audit in progress.]
Tom Waits - "Make It Rain" [if a tom waits song contains rain imagery (and so many due), you can almost bet it's going to be good. this is no exception. from his newest, real gone.]
R.E.M. - "Begin the Begin" [from life's rich pageant. they did a really spirited version of this with eddie vedder at the giant super concert closer of the vote for change tour a week ago.]
Mojo Nixon and the Toadliquors - "UPS My Heart to You" [by request.]
Moving Units - "Between Us & Them" [from the new dangerous dreams. i'm, honestly, quite disappointed in this album. moving units' EP from 2 years ago was a dramatic, noisy piece of dance-punk. this song, which appeared on that EP and on their new album in re-recorded form, suffers from being gutted of the noisy P.I.L.-style feel that made it such a great song in the first place. what happened?]
Twilight Singers - "What Makes You Think You're the One" [the lovely version of this fleetwood mac classic from their newest, a covers album, she loves you.]
Bob Dylan - "In My Time of Dyin'" [from his self-titled debut. john mellencamp did a really bang up version of this to open the vote for change show that i mentioned earlier.]
the Gun Club - "She's Like Heroin to Me" [from the gutsy, tragically beautiful fire of love.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Carl Perkins' Cadillac" [from the brilliant the dirty south. they're going to be at ziggy's in winston-salem on friday november 19th, so i'll see you there.]
Cat Stevens - "The Wind" [a beautiful song from teaser and the fire cat.]
Public Enemy - "Don't Believe the Hype" [in honor of the presidential debate that night. from the groundbreaking and timeless it takes a nation of millions to hold us back.]
Jeff Buckley - "Last Goodbye" [from his seemingly effortless debut (and last completed) album grace. the tenth anniversary re-issue of that album came out just recently featuring a second disc of bonus material.]
Steve Earle - "Home to Houston" [from his latest, the revolution starts...now!]
Fountains of Wayne - "Survival Car" [possibly my all-time favorite song by these guys. from their self-titled debut.]
Jay Farrar - "Damn Shame (Memphis Mix)" [from the third shift grotto shack EP. a re-mix of one of the songs from his solo album sebastopol. he actually plays it this way live instead of in the original style.]
Mary Johnson - "Shake Me" [a north carolina artist who played, along with greensboro's scott pryor, last friday night at the green bean. hopefully she'll be back around soon with her new band. from her solo album says the water.]
Brian Wilson - "Good Vibrations" [from the finally released smile.]
Michael Penn - "Try" [from his excellent album resigned. speaking of people who need to release a new album. it's been nearly 5 years.]
Bruce Springsteen - "Reason to Believe" [from the beautiful and sparse nebraska.]

Again, keep your eyes on this site for information about how you can donate money to the Triad Health Project this holiday without doing anything other than shopping for presents! Until next time.


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