J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

j's indie/rock mayhem - 3rd october 2007

[tonight's show is subtitled: three men and a blog. i had ed cone and joe killian up to discuss the upcoming convergesouth conference. and had a wonderful discussion with them about all sorts of technology and music related issues. more on that in a bit.

congratulations to natalie sellers. she correctly identified the replacements as the performers of the song "little mascara." she won the $15 gift certificate to BB's new and used CDs and DVDs. i give away the gift certificate every week, so make sure you tune in for your chance to win. and thanks, as always, to the folks at BBs for providing the prize.


J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 3rd October 2007 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Oakley Hall - "Alive Among Thieves" [more great music from their new album i'll follow you. i think this album stacks up really well against last year's gypsum strings and second guessing. the production lifts it up to new heights.]
Mary Lou Lord - "Some Jingle Jangle Morning" [from got now shadow. i'll never get tired of that brilliant "mr. brownstone" reference in the chorus. this song is just amazing.]
Josh Ritter - "To the Dogs or Whoever" [from the historical conquests of josh ritter. i'm heading up to west virginia to see josh next weekend, but he's coming to the cat's cradle in chapel hill on monday, november 5th. he's got eric bachmann opening for him and it ought to be a great show.]
Animal Collective - "Peacebone" [by request. from their new album strawberry jam. a friend of mine got me to listen to some things off of sung tongs back in 2004, but i honestly haven't followed them much. i enjoyed this song though.]
Future of the Left - "Small Bones Small Bodies" [from their debut album curses. i was extremely excited when i read about this band - featuring andy falkous and jack egglestone of mclusky. i'm a huge, adoring fan of mclusky and was extremely sad when they broke up in '05, but thankfully, this record seems to pick up where mclusky left off, and still moves forward. we'll be hearing a lot more of them.]
Pela - "Waiting on the Stairs" [the great opening track from anytown graffitti. pela isn't anything new under the sun, but they sure are pretty.]
Caribou - "Eli" [from the gorgeous andorra which is most assuredly making a beeline for the j's indie/rock top 25 albums of 2007. the field is getting mighty, mighty crowded.]
Georgie James - "Places" [the title track from their new record. if you were looking for this year's smart, catchy, rocking pop album, look no further. places is an utter delight for sore ears.]

Tonight's interview is mainly about ConvergeSouth 2007, a free, upcoming technology/blogging/internet conference at North Carolina A&T University on Friday and Saturday, October 19th and 20th. This is the third annual conference and it gets better every year. Ed and Joe and I discussed the way 'blogging' has been growing and expanding in definition, the way that sort of technology has moved forward and outward to a wider audience, the inherent egalitarianism of the web and what's going on with Radiohead's new album and the implications for the music industry. All in all I think it's a pretty great conversation and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed having it. The total interview is about an hour, with some music sprinkled through out. If you'd like to listen to just the interview (with intervening music), I've provided a link below.

J's Indie/Rock Podcast - Interview Segment with Ed Cone and Joe Killian

Little Mascara - "Dean Tremelo" [from their album hot pink & black. i said they were from winston-salem on the show, but they're actually from here in greensboro. they're one of the bands playing shows as part of the convergesouth conference. exciting.]
the Replacements - "Little Mascara" [from 1985's tim. the song that the previous band took their name from obviously. a great, great song.]
Drive-by Truckers - "The Day John Henry Died" [from 2005's the dirty south. i played this jason isbell-penned track since he and his new band, the 400 unit, will be playing at ziggy's over in winston-salem this friday. you better believe i'll be there with bells on.]
Steve Earle - "Oxycontin Blues" [from his new album washington square serenade, a review of which i wrote earlier this week.]
Sleeper - "Lady Love Your Countryside" [from their debut album smart. great mid-90s britpop. sleeper is a band i miss.]
Iron and Wine - "Lovesong of the Buzzard" [from the new album, the shepherd's dog. lovely, lovely music. i'm not doing great at elaborating this week - the conversation took too much out of me, i suppose.]
that dog. - "She Doesn't Know How" [easily the most gorgeous song on totally crushed out! next week we'll hear one more that dog song and then i'll retire them for awhile.]
A.A. Bondy - "Rapture (Sweet Rapture)" [from the growing-on-me-exponentially american hearts. this song is just especially mesmerizing.]
the Byrds - "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" [from their debut album mr. tambourine man. one of gene clark's early-byrds masterpieces. i love the doubt that is riddled through this song.]
Television - "Call Mr. Lee" [from their self-titled 1992 reunion album. which, imagine that, i reviewed earlier this week as part of the new return trip feature. check it out.]
Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf - "Here's a Smirk" [from the absolutely wonderful big shots. classic, early 90s hip-hop.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back on Friday with this week's Notes from Underground and next week with more album reviews. Maybe I'll see you at the Jason Isbell show at Ziggy's this Friday. If not, until later, Go Panthers, and take care.



  • At 7:49 AM, October 04, 2007, Blogger brynn said…

    The new Animal Collective is REALLY GOOD. Very consistent throughout...definitely the best as a complete album that they've ever done.


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