J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

Playlists, podcasts and music from WQFS Greensboro's J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

Thursday, March 17, 2005

j's indie/rock mayhem - 16th march 2005

[well, here's where we differ from commercial radio: honesty. tonight's show wasn't that great, i don't think. between feeling rather lackluster about a handful of the songs i tried out and getting thrown off thanks to some technical difficulties i had to suss out, it was a meh night. but, there were big sections of wonderful things, so let's go. remember that i'll be filling in for the south-by-southwest bound mad dog on the friday night rock party this week. so i'll be back in the station friday night from 6pm - 8pm. onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Raveonettes - "Everyday" [a cover of the classic buddy holly song from their new a touch of black EP. this is the pre-cursor to their forth-coming LP in april. i don't know what this means precisely, but they thank both mo tucker and martin rev for help on this song so i'm assuming they play on it. it's nice.]
the Twilight Singers - "What Makes You Think You're the One" [a lovely version of the fleetwood mac classic. from their wonderful covers album she loves you.]
Tiger Bear Wolf - "Wrong Lens, Wrong Film" [by request. some of greensboro's best rock. this is from the WUAG compilation that came out last year. tiger bear wolf has a new LP coming out later this spring and will be playing with kudzu wish at their album release party at ace's basement on friday april 1st.]
Joseph Arthur - "Devil's Broom" [a very catchy, surging song from his latest, the wonderfully titled our shadows will remain.]
Petra Hayden - "I Can See For Miles" [this is the album i've been clamouring to hear. a complete re-creation of the who's classic the who sell out done acapella by the one and only petra hayden, formerly of that dog. this is quite an enchanting listen and comes off much more wonderfully than it reads on paper. definitely worth hearing.]
Mando Diao - "Down in the Past" [more great mod-inspired rock from the latest swedes on the block. from the excellent hurricane bar.]
Teenage Fanclub - "Ain't That Enough" [from the scottish quartet’s severely underrated songs from northern britain. this song is simply gorgeous and is one of the best examples of their flawless harmonies.]
Ani DiFranco - “Modulation” [okay, so update from last week. i went and purchased this new ani difranco album, knuckle up, and though parts of it suffer from some of the same uninspiring sound that i was afraid might dominate the album, at least half of the tracks are amazingly beautiful and exciting. it is more than worth a listen.]
Kathleen Edwards - “Somewhere Else” [the sole song on her new album, back to me, that she did not write or co-write. this is by jim bryson and the original version appears on his north side benches LP from 2003. it’s a heartbreaking song that marks another wonderfully perfect use of brass horns on a song for edwards.]
Mutual Admiration Society - “Comes A Time” [from the group consisting of glen phillips (ex-toad the wet sprocket) and nickel creek. this is a song that was originally recorded by toad the wet sprocket, re-imagined by this group. it’s a soft, beautiful album that fans of either artist should love. glen phillips has a new solo record on lost highway due out on march 29th.]
Dilated Peoples - “Proper Propaganda” [my favorite dilated song of all time from their album expansion team. i often lock myself in my room and play it a few times to try and help me get over the travesty that was their last album. it’s slowly working.]
Depeche Mode - “Enjoy the Silence” [i really love failure’s cover of this song that was done for the music for the masses tribute album. but this is, of course, originally from the album violator. or in this case, from my vinyl copy of the singles: 86-98. great song.]
Talib Kweli - “Broken Glass” [from his latest, the beautiful struggle. talib is going to be here at guilford college this weekend as part of the serendipity spring festival. i’ll be there.]
Crooked Fingers - “Twilight Creeps” [more from the absolutely wonderful new dignity and shame album. north carolina should be proud.]
the Secondhand - “The Giver” [local greensboro band that, literally, was handed to me through the door by a member of the band 5 minutes before i played it. garagey, catchy, pretty fun.]
Flesh for Lulu - “Postcards from Paradise” [when paul westerberg decided to cover this song from long live the new flesh, i can see why people cringed, but man, what a great song. i love these guys.]
the Kills - “Rodeotown” [more stripped down, minimalist chugging blues rock from the excellent album no wow.]
Peter Murphy - “Should the World Fail to Fall Apart” [by request. i like bauhaus, but murphy’s solo stuff has always been really hit or miss for me. this song is dated. really dated, but not in a positive way. i didn’t care for it much. from the album of the same name.]
Michael Penn - “Don’t Let Me Go” [from his, unfortunately, latest album, 2000’s mp4: days since a lost time accident. now, for the good news. michael penn will be in charlotte at the evening muse on monday april 25th. the evening muse is a lovely, small little place and to see the remarkable michael penn there would be a rare treat. i’ll be there.]
the Replacements - “Gimme Noise” [the song that inspired the title of that other blog i run. from their 1982 EP stink. great stuff.]
Jim White - “Bluebird” [jim’s lovely and somber song of adoration to his young daughter. his imagery in the song is amazing. from his latest, the awe inspiring drill a hole in that substrate and tell me what you see.]
Failure - “Stuck on You” [the lead single from their third and final album fantastic planet. i saw this video on 120 minutes back in high school and bought the album a few days later. great 90s indie rock.]
Midnight Oil - “Sell My Soul” (live) [from their fairly rare performance on mtv unplugged back in the very early 90s. i’m a big fan of midnight oil and their unplugged ranks as one of the best performances, in my mind, that show ever produced.]
Patti Smith - “Gloria (in excelsis deo) / Gloria” [the rollicking, rousing, pulsating shot across the bow that opens smith’s masterpiece debut, horses. a combination of her own song with a cover of van morrison’s “gloria” nets a tremendous piece of punk. huzzah.]
Sleater-Kinney - “Dig Me Out” [the title track from their 1997 album. their forthcoming album comes out in may and it’s already been leaked on the internet, much to the band’s chagrin. i haven’t heard it yet, myself, but we’ll see.]

Remember I’ll be filling Mad Dog’s rather formidable shoes this Friday night on the Friday Night Rock Party from 6pm – 8pm, so tune in and give me a shout. Until then and next week. Take care.



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