J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

j's indie/rock mayhem - 3rd november 2004

[so after an admittedly very depressing election day, i found it hard to come up and do my show. i had honestly been planning the show to be a victory dance, not a wake. but after a day of worrying about things, i think i'm done. i'm not done worrying, but i am done mourning. at the very least, i've got a top 25 albums list to start compiling. also, if you guys haven't been sticking around, get it together and start listening to marcus and overexposed on WQFS right after my show on wednesdays. the man knows his stuff and has superb taste. onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Q and Not U - "Wet Work" [yes, the same song from power that i played last week, but you know what? it's awesome.]
Fischerspooner - "The 15th" [from their album #1. this is a cover of the classic wire song. i hadn't played fischerspooner since this album was out (2002) so it was a nice reflection.]
Gary Numan - "Metal" [from the pleasure principle. i need to start listening to my gary numan records more often. i got a highly complimentary call during this song from a man who said he and his daughter listen to my show often. he also called my show 'trans-generational,' which was a huge compliment from my end. thanks for listening.]
Aztec Camera - "Good Morning Britain" [from the lovely stray. featuring joe strummer.]
the Nein - "War is on the Stereo" [from their self-titled EP. NC rock.]
the Clash - "Guns of Brixton" [from london calling.]
Martha and the Vandellas - "Nowhere to Run" [from this lovely Q magazine compilation i picked up a month or so ago.]
Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart" [i don't know what i was thinking. i stated on air that this was from unknown pleasures. that's an out and out falsehood. this was a single and was never on any studio album. it's from the "love will tear us apart" 12 inch single. it summed up how i felt about the anti-gay marriage initiatives that passed in eleven states yesterday. read my thoughts here if you care to do so.]
Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood #2 (Laika)" [from the oft-praised funeral which just may be on the j's indie/rock top 25 albums of 2004 list.]
Matthew Sweet - "Into Your Drug" [from blue sky on mars. matthew will be playing at the cat's cradle on monday november 15th. see you there.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Carl Perkins' Cadillac" [from the dirty south. they'll be playing at the orange peel in asheville (nov. 12th) and at ziggy's in winston-salem (nov. 19th). both are friday shows. go see them!]
Neutral Milk Hotel - "Holland 1945" [i mistakenly called this song "holland 1944" on air. i had forgotten the year and thought he said "44" in the song. oh, well. i love it none the less. from the frustrating (because it was their last) album, in the aeroplane over the sea.]
Neko Case - "Wayfaring Stranger" (live) [from the tigers have spoken live album. my mother, up visiting her mother in pilot mountain/mt. airy, north carolina, was able to pick my show up tonight in time to hear this. my parents get to hear my show rather rarely, so it was nice.]
Blackalicious - "Paragraph President" [from blazing arrow. i have it on good authority that the maroons, a sideproject of chief xcel of blackalicious and lateef the truth speaker, have a hot, hot hot new album. meanwhile, this track is classic.]
Jim White - "Combing My Hair in a Brand New Style" [from the gorgeous drill a hole in that substrate and tell me what you see. top 25 all the way.]
the Afghan Whigs - "Fountain and Fairfox" [from gentlemen. i have no doubt in my mind that in the 2 to 3 years on either side of this album, the afghan whigs were the best band on earth. this song proves it.]
Mos Def - "Life is Real" [from his brand new album, the new danger. this is a very nice song.]
Black Francis - "The Holiday Song" [a demo version of the pixies classic that would show up on their debut album, come on pilgrim. this brand new 2 disc collection titled frank black francis has one disc of just black francis' 1987 demos recorded just by himself. very, very insightful for fans of the pixies work.]
Frank Black Francis - "The Holiday Song" [this is from the second disc of the frank black francis set. this is frank black's re-workings/re-recording of classic pixies songs. this re-done version of "the holiday song" is actually really cool.]
the Pixies - "The Holiday Song" [yeah, the same song three times, just each one wildly different. this is the version most of us know, from the pixies' debut, come on pilgrim.]
Leonard Cohen - "Because Of" [from his newest, dear heather. it's okay, but it won't be replacing songs of or songs from a room for me anytime soon.]
Elizabeth Cotton - "Washington Blues" [from a lovely smithsonian folkways collection of this NC native's work. she won a grammy at the age of 90, therefore she rules. from the shake sugaree collection.]
the Decemberists - "July, July" [from their excellent debut, castaways and cutouts.]
Lou Reed - "Waves of Fear" [from his really, really good later-period album, the blue mask. features the un-godly guitar work of robert quine.]
Teenage Fanclub with Jad Fair - "My Life is Starting Over Again" [from discovered covered a really neat 2 disc collection of the songs of daniel johnston. the first disc has some really fantastic bands doing covers of johnston's work. the second disc has the original johnston verions of all the songs covered on the first disc. pretty nice.]
the Only Ones - "Another Girl, Another Planet" [they just don't make great pop writers like this anymore.]
Minutemen - "Viet Nam" [from double nickles on the dime.]
10,000 Maniacs - "What's the Matter Here?" [hey j., what's up with all the 10,000 maniacs of late? eh, so i'm about a decade and a half late on discovering them. sometimes, you just need to hear it at the right time. from the excellent in our tribe.]
Bob Dylan - "With God on Our Side" [from the times they are a-changin'. a fitting song for the late unpleasantness.]

Until next week. Thanks for reading.


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