J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

j's indie/rock mayhem - 23rd august 2006

[welcome to the next installment of 'catching up with j.' since i fell a few shows behind, this post is actually for last wednesday, august 23rd's episode of j's indie/rock mayhem. i'll be caught up in time to have this wednesday's show up by thursday evening, so bear with me while i get this going.

this was a great show as i had adam thorn (himself) and eben dennis (health) up to talk about greensboro*fest which was last weekend. the interview and banter is fun and i got to have adam play two live acoustic songs in-studio. they're on the podcast and in individual mp3s that are down in the post. so let's get started. onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 23rd August 2006 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Golden Smog - "You Make It Easy" [from their newest album, another fine day. i'll have to explore this album more, but i like this song quite a bit, even though i've played it twice now. these guys are pretty uniformly great songwriters.]
Dilated Peoples - "Proper Propaganda" [from expansion team. this is probably my favorite dilated song of all time, as i don't really see them topping it anytime soon. oh the sadness of fallen greatness.]
the Minutemen - "Viet Nam" [from double nickles on the dime. i've got we jam econo: the story of the minutemen currently sitting on my netflix queue, so hopefully soon i'll get to see what the fuss was about with that documentary.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Carl Perkins' Cadillac" [from the dirty south. oh, mike cooley, you are so good at crafting songs like this. this and "marry me" from decoration day are just brilliant, catchy rock and roll.]
the Lemonheads - "No Backbone" [from the forthcoming self-titled record. if you go visit their official site you can stream four of the songs off the album. i really like what i'm hearing. sounds like the two guys from the descendents have kicked some energy into dando again. click here to download.]
the Raconteurs - "Steady as She Goes" [by request. from broken boy soldiers.]
the Damnwells - "What You Get" [from bastards of the beat. they have a new album out now called air stereo but i've been unable to track it down yet. i'll do so as soon as i can.]
the Foreign Exchange - "Let's Move" [from the brilliant connected. if you haven't heard this record yet, and can appreciate hip-hop at all, you'll love it.]
Adam Thorn and the Top Buttons - "Speak, Imagination" [this is from the consensus: celebrating 36 years of college radio at WQFS greensboro. a really great compilation that you can pick up through red strings records.]
Health - "Hey, Hey" [also from the QFS compilation. a really great song from a fantastic greensboro band. it is an advanced version of a song on their forthcoming album. click here to download.]
Health - "Tree Bear" [from their forthcoming album, this is the first time any of the mastered material has been played on radio. i talked with eben before this about health's recording process and when the album will be out, hopefully sometime later in the fall on ernest jennings records.]
Cakalak Thunder - "Butt Sweat and Tears" [cakalak thunder is a drum group that loves to seem to just show up at random events and start their beautiful chaos. hearing them on record is a bit odd, as it's seeing them live that is a real treat, but they are worth hearing none the less.]
Adam Thorn - "Slap, Slap" (live) [this was the first in-studio song adam played. i love the rhyme scheme, especially towards the end. the line "smoke a j" makes me laugh repeatedly. as does his asking everyone to do their part and "marry gay." click here to download this live version.]
Adam Thorn - "Where's the Freedom?" (live) [adam graced us with a second song. i love both of these songs. click here to download this live version and check out adam on myspace.]
Tiger Bear Wolf - "Wrong Lens, Wrong Film" [from their 2005 self-titled album. more great greensboro music.]
Boa Narrow - "Dear Mr. Stevie Wonder" [from their debut LP as the boa narrows.. more greensboro fest music.]
Public Image Ltd. - "Public Image" [from their debut LP first edition. ah, feel the post-punk vibes.]
the Replacements - "Message to the Boys" [one of the two new songs from the don't you know who i think i was? best of collection. i like this song a lot. not bad guys. not bad at all.]
M. Ward - "Right in the Head" [from his new album post-war. m. ward can be an acquired taste but when you dig deep into his music, oh, the treasures to find. click here to download.]
Glen Phillips - "Duck and Cover" [from winter pays for summer. i love the way the album title is worked into this song.]
Sneaker Pimps - "Can't Find My Way Home" [a first time for everything. the sneaker pimps were one of the trip-hop-oriented bands that snuck onto MTV and mainstream radio in the mid/late 90s to somewhat success. their "six underground" song was a mild hit (and a pretty good song), but this cover of blind faith's classic takes the cake. it has to be heard to be believed. click here to download.]
Lambchop - "Paperback Bible" [from their newest album damaged. i'm so smitten with this song (and have been for a month or more) that i just couldn't hold back on playing it, even though it's hard to fit, stylistically/mood-wise into any set. still. so worth hearing. click here to download.]
the Velvet Underground - "Beginning to See the Light" [from their self titled album (their third album - not velvet underground and nico). all as a teaser for sunday's wholesale album of the week. it could only be one of two at this point, so you know it's going to be good either way. tune in and find out on the LAST EPISODE of j's extra mayhem. it'll go into the mothballs until next summer at least, so enjoy it.]

That'll do it for last week's show. Again, sorry about the delay. I'll have the transcript of Sunday's final Extra Mayhem show up hopefully by tomorrow night. Please tune in for the normal Indie/Rock Mayhem tomorrow night with brand new music from Dylan, the Roots and much more. Take care.



  • At 9:50 AM, September 07, 2006, Anonymous Ben said…

    Nice playlist - I am warming up to the new Golden Smog and have heard many good things about the new M. Ward...keep up the great playlist...

  • At 7:26 AM, September 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yeah I am Beth's brother. Beth is now living here in Charlotte, and just gave birth too her second child.

    My brother John (www.johndungan.com) is the musician of the family. John just got to open for Jerry Douglas (Allison Krauss fame)on Friday night.

    I'll let her know I found you...keep playing those great artists!



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