J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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

Thursday, June 22, 2006

j's indie/rock mayhem - 21st june 2006

[tonight was a really enjoyable show, thanks particularly to franklin kane and mike cates of the crown ambassadors who stopped by to talk about their show tomorrow night at greene street and frank's new album greenway park. they hung out for about the first hour of the show talking about various things while we played songs off the new album and songs by influences on their work. as always, you can listen to the interview by downloading or streaming the podcast of the show which is linked right at the top of the playlist. their show starts tomorrow night at 8:30pm (with opener come hell or high water) and the crown ambassadors taking the stage at 10:00pm sharp. i'll be there, so if you see the tall guy with the QFS t-shirt and a redhead by his side, say howdy.

a question i'd like to ask: now that i've started podcasting the show, do you, as readers, still want to see the individual song downloads for 5 or 6 songs every week? i wasn't sure if that would be redundant, but then i thought perhaps there are some people who enjoy those downloads, but don't have the time to listen to the show. any thoughts? leave them in the comments.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 21st June 2006 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Mission of Burma - "Nancy Reagan's Head" [from the obliterati, their excellent new album. i keep playing this song, but honestly, it's that good.]
the Buzzcocks - "Ever Fallen in Love?" [from the wonderful singles compilation singles going steady. if you're looking for a great compendium of the buzzcocks' early work, this is the way to go.]
Devin Davis - "Iron Woman" [from my #10 album of 2005, lonely people of the world unite. a great piece of power pop perfection.]

[in this block, frank, mike and i talked about their geographic origins, early interests in music and where they got their start on instruments. we also touched a bit on the origins of the greenway park album.]

D.M. Franklin Kane - "Greenway Park" and "Kelly"

[in this block, we discussed past bands in which frank and mike have played, current musicial projects, and why frank decided to do a collective band project as opposed to a franklin kane solo venture.]

D.M. Franklin Kane - "Kelly" and "Audrey"

[in this block we discussed where the crown ambassadors got their name, the show at greene street tomorrow night and why they chose to do a complete album run-though at the live show.]

D.M. Franklin Kane - "Joanna"

[finally, we wrapped it up by talking about musical influences growing up. mike mentioned how instrumental WQFS was in his musical expansion in addition to the music his parents listened to. frank talked about the aried influences of his older siblings and mother and other sources. so these songs are all artists who have been influential on frank.]

Roy Orbison - "In Dreams" [the song that blue velvet made famous again. mike mentioned that when he lived in wilmington, he actually lived in the building where a lot of blue velvet was shot.]
the Who - "Blue, Red and Grey" [from the who by numbers.]
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - "She May Call You Up Tonight" [their cover of a song by the left banke, another big influence on frank. this is off of their under the covers vol. 1 collection of, yup, cover songs.]
Elvis Costello - "Blame It on Cain" [from my aim is true. gotta love elvis.]
the Replacements - "Pool and Dive" [from the new don't you know who i think i was? this is, of course, the first complete career retrospective of the 'mats, containing both twin/tone records and sire records material. it also has their first two new songs in 15 years. this is one of them.]
Built to Spill - "Conventional Wisdom" [i keep playing this song off this record but hey, it's good. from you in reverse.]
Calexico and Nicolai Dunger and his Band - "Alone Again Or" [from the convict pool EP. first off, it's a cover of one of love's best songs. second, it's calexico. third, it's them with nicolaid dunger, whom i love. you can't go wrong.]
Josh Rouse - "Women and Men" [one of my favorite josh rouse songs, from the excellent under cold blue stars LP. coincidentally, that's the album tour i last saw him on.]
Sonic Youth - "The Neutral" [more greatness from the new album rather ripped. i'm really enjoying this album a lot.]
Dar Williams - "Highway Patrolman" [from the badlands: a tribute to bruce springsteen's nebraska. this is a tremendous tribute album, as they track-by-track re-create one of springsteen's most mesmerizing albums. william's version of this song, possibly my favorite from the original, is stunning. she'll be at the flying anvil as part of the Eastern Music Festival's Fringe Series on June 30th.]
the Stone Roses - "Love Spreads" [by request. from second coming. yes, we played it last week, but you know..it's that good.]
the Drive-by Truckers - "Daylight" [one of my favorites from their latest, a blessing and a curse. jason isbell..where's the solo album?]
Spank Rock - "Rick Rubin" [while this track from yoyoyoyoyoyo may not be the best example, this is one of the raunchiest, dirtiest sex albums i've heard in sometime. think kool keith. think sex style. but the production is magnificent and is one of the catchiest hip-hop albums i've heard this year.]
Brendan Benson - "Spit It Out" [from his excellent the alternative to love album from 2005.]
Public Enemy - "War at 33 1/3" [from fear of a black planet. the production on this song is lethal and the music is some of the most explosive and kinetic on a public enemy track. it just builds and builds. this is a teaser for the wholesale album on sunday night. you know the artist. can you guess the album?]

That'll do it for this week. Make sure you tune in Sunday for J's Extra Mayhem with this week's Wholesale album. Also, please leave your thoughts on if I should continue posting individual songs in addition to the podcasting. As always your opinions and thoughts are greatly appreciated. See you tomorrow night at the Crown Ambassadors' show, talk to you Sunday or next Wednesday. Until then, take care.



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