J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

j's indie/rock mayhem - 10th may 2006

[so, my apologies for the lack of post last week. work and various other things (i just bought my first house and am closing on it at the end of this month) have me stressed and limited in time. but we've also been in the midst of training schedule, so half of my show has been going to the trainees. chris was on board tonight and he ought to have a great show. jan was with me last week, but didn't play anything. at the end of this week's post, i'll post a truncated (read: no comments) list of last week's show.

a congratulations to rod who correctly named three toad the wet sprocket albums in order to win an autographed copy of glen phillips' new album mr. lemons. he'll also be receiving a copy of the new WQFS consensus compilation. lucky devil. i'll be giving away some copies of that compilation on here in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for your chance to snag one.

a heads up: june 21st, frank from the crown ambassadors will be joining me in the studio in preparation for their show at greene street on june 22nd playing frank's new album greenway park in its entirety. frank is also a member of citified (whose main man, chris jackson, also plays in the crown ambassadors), so if that's not a pedigree, i don't know what is. i should be playing songs off the new album in the coming weeks. now, onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Mission of Burma - "2wice" [from the forthcoming the obliterati album which is due out may 23rd. this is pretty good stuff. mission of burma's comeback has easily been one of the most successful reunions of recent years.]
Del Amitri - "Now Where It's At" [from some other sucker's parade. the first del amitri song i was aware of hearing (although yes, i'm sure i heard "roll to me" before this), i ended up quoting this song's bridge in my senior yearbook at college. "i don't have my finger on the pulse of my generation. i just have my hand on my heart. i know no better location." beautiful stuff.]
Eric B. and Rakim - "I Ain't No Joke" [from paid in full. did you know i taught my friend michael who these guys were? no lie. ask him sometime. great golden-age hip-hop.]
Q and Not U - "Tag Tag" [from their now swansong album power. post-punk is a sadder place without these guys. their three albums are a great testament to where rock can still travel.]
Neil Young - "Let's Impeach the President" [well, you knew it had to be coming. from living with war. i, honestly, thought this was a pretty catchy song and the bridge chant of "flip! flop!" while actual soundbytes of the president contradicting himself play is genius stuff.]
Dukes of Stratosphear - "Vanishing Girl" [from their second album, psonic psunspot, but also from the children of nuggets box set. 3/4ths of XTC got together and made this band happen and yowza. psychdelic wonderfulness.]
Lucinda Williams - "Those Three Days" [from her latest studio album world without tears. this is my favorite song on the album and has been since my first listen.]
Colin Newman - "Lorries" [the training d.j. in front of me, who had spent about 4 hours looking through our vinyl stacks, tipped me off to a colin newman (member of wire) solo album called not to. great stuff.]
the Streets - "Never Went to Church" [mike skinner's ode to his late father and the next single off of the new the hardest way to make an easy living.]
For Squirrels - "8:02 pm" [from example. people who were even conscious of 'alternative rock' at this point in time are starting to forget these guys. a shame considering this is a pretty decent slab of mid-late 90s rock.]
the Perceptionists - "Memorial Day" [from last year's wonderful black dialogue.]
Placebo - "Infra-red" [from the new album meds. if you're a placebo fan, you're right at home on this album.]
Tom Verlaine - "Shingaling" [tom has released two new albums, the instrumental around and this one, songs and other things. a very enjoyable album of work that can really only be described as 'verlaine-esque,' so put away your gun, arthur, and enjoy.]
Toad the Wet Sprocket - "Jam" [by request. from their second album pale which always runs a close second in my personal favorite toad records list. great music.]
Emmy Lou Harris with Mark Knopfler and His Band - "Alone and Foresaken" [this is from the timeless hank williams sr. tribute album, but harris and knopfler have a new album together called all the road running that hopefully we'll hear some in the next few weeks.]
Edwyn Collins - "A Girl Like You" [from gorgeous george. my friends and i made fun of this song when we were in high school, but i would constantly be turning away and biting my clinched fist in agony since, damnit, i've always loved this song. finally i'm free.]

[this is where chris took over and unfortunately through a combination of his somewhat-hard-to-read handwriting and the lack of titles for some of the songs, i'm going to abandon trying to post them, although i will mention..]

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - "Alone Again Or" [from the amazing new under the covers cd of 60s pop covers by one of god's greatest gifts to pop music, matthew sweet, and the wonderful (and wow, hot) ex-bangles singer. the whole cd is a great collection.]
the Bangles - "The Real World" [from the children of nuggets box set i mentioned earlier. thought it would make an appropriate follow-up.]

[here's the no-comments version of last week's show. enjoy.]

the Streets - "Prangin' Out"
Mansun - "Negative"
Primal Scream - "Movin' On Up"
Daisy Chainsaw - "Love Your Money"
Josh Ritter - "Lillian, Egypt"
Dilated Peoples - "Proper Propaganda"
Placebo - "Post-Blue"
the Velvet Crush - "Time Wraps Around You"
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - "The Kids Are Alright"
Mary Lou Lord - "Lights are Changing"
Track a Tiger - "Glad to be Scattered"
R.E.M. - "Laughing"
Glen Phillips - "Everything But You"
Soundgarden - "Mind Riot"
Roxy Music - "The Strand"
Josh Rouse - "Givin' It Up"
Bruce Springstreen - "Jesse James"
the Church - "Overview"
Nicolai Dunger - "Slaves (We're Together Like)"
Liz Phair - "Support System"
Mission of Burma - "Let Yourself Go"
Oingo Boingo - "Dead Man's Party" (live) [by request.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Daylight"
Merle Haggard - "Mama Tried"
Sonic Youth - "Stones"

Due to time restrictions and some other things, no downloads this week. Sorry. They'll continue next week as the onslaught of new music continues unabated. Remember to check in every day or so to see if I've posted for your chance to win a free copy of the WQFS Consensus compilation. Until then, take care.



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