J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, December 16, 2004

j's indie/rock mayhem - 15th december 2004

[a glorious night for music and some fantastic requests from the typically sharp QFS listening audience. the excitement is building towards next week’s show and the j’s indie/rock mayhem top 25 albums of 2004. the tension is palpable. you can taste it in the air. also, the amazon purchases are racking up to help raise money for the Triad Health Project. all your amazon purchases, when you click through the link to the right, help contribute to this wonderful HIV/AIDS outreach non-profit here in the triad. the top 25 of 2004 will be up by sunday night, hopefully, so check back to get a sneak peek at next week's show. onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Pogues - "Fairytale of New York" [my favorite christmas song of all time, from their lovely if i should fall from grace with god.]
Neko Case - "Loretta" (live) [from the excellent live album the tigers have spoken.]
the Stone Roses - "(Song for My) Sugar Spun Sister" [i drag this song out pretty often when i'm in the mood to play the roses, but that's 'cos it's brilliant. from their flawless self-titled debut.]
Blur - "Sweet Song" [from 2003's underrated think tank. i rather like this album, even if parklife still floors me.]
Hot Snakes - "This Mystic Decade" [a cut off the new hot snakes peel sessions 7" EP. it's a limited edition (800 copies) recording of this, the last peel session to be recorded before john peel's untimely death earlier this year. what a way to go out, john.]
Murder City Devils - "I Drink the Wine" [by request. i was always really floored by the first pretty girls make graves album, but the murder city devils weren't bad either. from in name and blood. big, powerful punk rock.]
Hank Williams III - "7 months, 39 days" [the smokin', opening track from lovesick, broke and driftin'.]
Steve Earle - "Home to Houston" [from his latest, the revolution starts now, whose title track is grammy nominated. huzzah for steve.]
Pavement - "Grounded" [this is a demo version of this song which eventually ended up on their 3rd album wowee zowee. this is from the second disc of the expansive and lovely crooked rain, crooked rain re-issue.]
Elvis Costello - "Lipstick Vogue" [by request. and since i talked about costello having great re-issue packages, a caller wanted to hear some. from this year's model.]
Mansun - "Taxloss" [i've been brooding over britpop a good bit lately. i think i might start a music DVD review on here as well. anyway, mansun is one of the true, mostly overlooked gems of the britpop age. influenced heavily by prog rock, this, their debut album, attack of the grey lantern, is a true joy to listen to.]
Charlatans UK - "Tremolo Song" [by request. my roomate has been dabbling in the charlatans of late, so he wanted to hear some more. so i said: here. from their second album, between 10th and 11th. i loved the keyboard groove on this song.]
Githead - "Profile" [a new sideproject of colin newman (of wire). a fairly interesting (and yes, in parts, very wire-esque) band. from their newest, headgit.]
Pinback - "Boo" [by request. from their album blue screen life.]
Hello from Waveland - "Speaking 4 Clapping" [one of my very favorite songs from 2002. infectious to no end. it got stuck in my head for weeks at the time. from their album strangeways.]
Flaming Lips - "Little Drummer Boy" (live) [from providing needles for your balloons, an EP from the transmissions from the satellite heart era of the band. a lovely version if i do say so myself. even if he does muff the lyrics.]
Green Day - "Green Day" [by request. i have students that listen to my show sometimes, and they call in request. i decided to humor this one, but not finding the grammy nominated american idiot, i settled for this eponymous track from their debut album 1,039/smoothed out slappy hour.]
Q and Not U - "Wet Work" [then i thought i'd play them some of the best punk around these days. from the top 25 of 2004 bound power.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Shut Up and Get On the Plane" [from 2001's southern rock opera. a song that i sorely missed when i saw them last saturday night, but you can't win 'em all.]
Evoka - "Ordinary" [by request. from the december drive EP. they are playing this friday at the garage in winston-salem.]
Mos Def - "Life is Real" [the jury is mixed on the new mos def album, but this track is nice. from the new danger.]
Teenage Fanclub - "Sparky's Dream" [this kicked off a set of three of my personal nods for most perfect pop songs of all time. from their lovely grand prix.]
the Delays - "Hey Girl" [flawless. that's what this song is. from 2004's faded seaside glamour.]
the Minus 5 - "I'm Not Bitter" [not only is this song sharp and witty, but the harmony vocals are so, so perfect. from down with wilco.]
Tom Waits - "Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis" [another of my favorite christmas time tunes. i did forget to play type o negative's "red water (christmas mourning)" though. oh, well. from blue valentines.]
Mutual Admiration Society - "Trouble" [another nominated album. a lovely mix of ex-toad the wet sprocket glen phillips and the bluegrass bastion nickel creek. from their self-titled album.]
the Twilight Singers - "Feeling of Gaze" [a lovely cover of this hope sandoval song, from the singers' covers album she loves you.]
the Housemartins - "I Smell Winter" [i normally play this song all the time during the winter! shame on me for this being the first time. from their lovely odds and ends collection now that's what i call quite good!]

That does it for this week. Do make sure to keep purchasing things through Amazon for the Triad Health Project. Just click through to Amazon, purchase while you're there, and make a ton of difference in your community. I'll be back next week with the J's Indie/Rock Mayhem Top 25 Albums of 2004, the list of which should be posted here by Sunday night. Talk to you then!


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