J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, December 01, 2004

j's indie/rock mayhem - 1st december 2004

[tonight's show was tons of fun, even if it did get started 10 minutes late. call me old fashioned, but isn't it just a bit rude to not start democracy now on time so that it's over when my show is supposed to begin? i really like that show, so of course i let it play until the end, but i was grumbling until 10 minutes into my show i was able to start. oh, well. onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Talib Kweli - "Broken Glass" [hot, hot hip-hop from his latest the beautiful struggle.]
Radiohead - "Myxomatosis" [from hail to the thief. this was stuck in my head all day after reading phillip larkin's poem by the same name. fyi, myxomatosis is a disease that killed off a huge portion of the rabbit population in britain back in the 70s.]
Q and Not U - "Wonderful People" [from power. q and not u's brilliant dance sensabilities are in full effect on this song. to great results.]
the Dead Boys - "Caught With the Meat in Your Mouth" [well, the name 'bout says it all. classic, dirty punk from their debut young loud and snotty.]
Andrew Octopus - "Platinum Decoder Rings" [hot off the presses, andrew's new album who is john titor?. a fellow NC resident, he's the william gibson of hip-hop. sparse beats and the sci-fi smarts of gary numan. brilliant.]
the Church - "Russian Autumn Heart" [from their lovely gold afternoon fix.]
Jolie Holland - "Goodbye California" [my sleeper record of 2004. the enchanting singer is a must hear for fans of jazzy americana mixed music. from her wonderful encantada.]
the Evoka Project - "Hollow" [by request. a band from asheville. this EP from 2002 was mixed by mitch easter, but aside from that it's rather un-interesting.]
Matthew Sweet - "Wait" [from one of his latest, kimi ga suki * raifu.]
Warren Zevon - "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" [by request. good to get some classic but off-the-radar requests every so often. from probably his most famous album, excitable boy.]
Josh Rouse - "Flight Attendant" [from his lovely 1972. i love the line at the end of the song. of course the song's narrator would work for southwest airlines. i mean, c'mon.]
Bob Dylan - "Boots of Spanish Leather" [por vou, mon cher. from the times they are a-changin'.]
Medications - "The Perfect Target" [awesome. this is the new band featuring two of the three former members of the gone-but-not-forgotten faraquet. this is a new self-titled EP and this song was great. i'm looking forward to hearing more. dischord records rarely disappoints.]
the Who - "Baba O'Riley" [from who's next. a teaching compatriot up the hall today was teaching the short story "teenage wasteland" and then played this song to her class so they understood the reference. so, again, stuck in my head.]
Neko Case - "If I'm Gonna Sink (I Might as Well Go to the Bottom)" [from the awesome touch my heart: a tribute to johnny paycheck. miss neko, how you do keep my ears a-twitter.]
the Clash - "Safe European Home" [from give 'em enough rope. am i lame for wanting to cover this some day and sing "safe carolina home" instead? yeah, i figured i was.]
Pulp - "Common People" [the classic britpop anthem from different class.]
William Shatner - "Common People" [and yes, shatner's version from his new album has been. it features, of all people, joe jackson singing the chorus. i really don't know what to say. a nod to former QFS dj will hung and his show porn on the radio for giving me the cover combat idea.]
the Jayhawks - "Angelyne" [from their latest, rainy day music.]
Polaris - "Everywhere" [undoubtedly one of the most beautiful songs of all time. i can never hear it enough. from their one and only album, music from the adventures of pete and pete, and yes, this is the band that played in the opening credits.]
Brandon Butler - "Sparks" [from his debut solo album killer on the road. brandon is the front man for canyon, who opened and played back up for jay farrar on his terroir blues tour. of all people, brandon canty (drummer for fugazi) produced this album. not a bad song.]
Depeche Mode - "I Feel You" [from songs of faith and devotion. i love this song. although placebo's cover is quite righteous.]
the Sea and Cake - "The Argument" [since the sea and cake's lead singer, sam prekop, is preparing a new solo album, i thought i'd drag out some classic stuff from the band's 1996 album the fawn.]
Tom Waits - "I Can't Wait to Get Off Work" [this is how i feel every wednesday when i have this show to do. how i love it. from 1976's small change.]
the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" [from the original will the circle be unbroken album. this song has so many more people singing and playing on it than just the dirt band that i won't go into them all. but it's quite a listen. this is what american music can really be about.]

Until next week, take care and enjoy.


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