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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 27th August 2008

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - rainy day fest. The remnants of Hurricane Faye came whipping through town and set lots of flooding off around the area, so it seemed only natural to run a rain/water theme through the night. I lost the plot about halfway through, but hey, at least I kept it up for awhile.

We'll keep this short and sweet. Onward!]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 27th August 2008 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Future of the Left - "Manchasm" [from curses. i flipped when i found out this weekend that future of the left was coming to greensboro as part of a tour with ted leo and against me. i am a huge mclusky fan and enjoyed the future of the left cd very, very much. that is going to be one serious night of rock and roll, tuesday, october 7th at greene street.]
King Khan and the Shrines - "Torture" [from supreme genius of.. and after calling this the dance party record of the summer, i had a birthday party and didn't play it. for shame.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Tornadoes" [from the dirty south. the tornado watch on the area helped inspire this pick. they'll be at the lincoln theatre in raleigh on monday, november 3rd along with the hold steady.]
Dr. Dog - "The Ark" [from fate. i picked this for an obvious reason, right? good song.]
the Broken West - "Auctioneer" [from their new one, now or heaven. to me, this record sounds quite different from their last one, but maybe i just need to listen more. this song is very solid.]
the Jayhawks - "Settled Down Like Rain" [from hollywood town hall. one of my favorite jayhawks songs of all time - "nevada, california" edges it out on this album though.]
Robert Forster - "If It Rains" [the lead track from the evangelist. this is a really beautiful record and if you haven't heard it, go get it.]
The The - "Dogs of Lust" [from dusk. the band that gives cataloguers nightmares. this was a single, apparently? i was hoping this might lure mark on the blue ridge out of hiding - i use it as my siren call. hope you're well if you're reading this!]
Dawn Chorus - "Whitman's Sampler" [from florida st. serenade. zach and andrew of dawn chorus will be my guests live in two weeks.]
Tom Waits - "A Little Rain" [from bone machine. "you must risk something that matters" is one of tom's best lines.]
A.A. Bondy - "Black Rain, Black Rain" [from american hearts. bondy will be opening for the felice brothers at local 506 in chapel hill on september 30th. a guaranteed fantastic show.]
J-Live - "The Zone" [from then what happened? i picked this out since it features chali2na from jurassic 5 who is just a dynamic and fun m.c. to listen to. and since the last jurassic album was a torrential let down, this'll have to do.]
the World Record - "We're # 1" [from their self-titled album. aquarium drunkard hipped me to these guys earlier this week and oh, man, what a band. we will be hearing tons more of this. power-pop heaven.]
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers - "Just About Seventeen" [from the 1986 album it's time for. i found it sitting back in the stacks and when it said "it's time for jonathan richman," how could i refuse? i honestly have listened to absolutely none of his post-early 70s modern lovers music, so this is all sort of new to me.]
the Hold Steady - "Lord I'm Discouraged" [from stay positive. one of the best, most beautiful tracks on the album. this is the weeper, for sure.]
the Church - "Kings" [from priest = aura. this was the album that followed the commercial non-success that was gold afternoon fix and it's one of my favorite church albums despite it being on absolutely no one's radar. gorgeous and cinematic.]
Lambchop - "National Talk Like a Pirate Day" [from OH (Ohio), the forthcoming album. despite it's long, somewhat goofy title (and yes, that's a real day), this is a gorgeous song and it's a gorgeous album. i'll be interviewing kurt wagner of lambchop tomorrow, so stay tuned for details on that.]
Jason Isbell - "The Magician" [from sirens of the ditch. for you, sarah. enjoy.]
Robert Pollard - "Wealth and Hell Being" [another really strong track from his latest, robert pollard is off to business. i've been really impressed with a lot of the songs on this album.]
Citified - "Haze" (live) [from the dotmatrix project live album which you can download from amie street for $1.66 currently. those prices change depending on how many downloads they have. you can get any of the other dotmatrix live albums there as well. great stuff.]
Giant Sand - "Without a Word" [from the excellent provisions. my interview with howe gelb should be up in a couple of days, if not sooner. transcribing that man is a bit of work. update: here's the interview.]
Violent Femmes - "I Hear the Rain" [by request. from hallowed ground, the femmes' second album which i've always heard good arguments for it being quite amazing. in fact, aquarium drunkard made just that argument last year about this time.]
Juliana Hatfield - "What a Life" [her blistering opening track from only everything. she has a new album out that we'll have to get our ears on.]
Kathleen Edwards - "Asking for Flowers" [the title track from her latest. amazing metaphor and an amazing song.]
Calexico - "Two Silver Trees" [from the forthcoming carried to dust. looking forward to interviewing joey burns about it as well.]
Jennifer Trynin - "Better Than Nothing" [from cockamamie. i called this song "good" on the air and that's what i get for mis-remembering. this was one of my favorite also-ran alternative rock hits of the 90s commercial radio boom for good music. sadly, trynin seems to have last made a record in 1997. but this song stuck in my head for years. good job, jennifer.]
Built to Spill - "I Would Hurt a Fly" [from perfect from now on. how does a nearly seven minute song get stuck in your head? i had just finished listening to this on the show, was driving home, and found myself humming it to myself again! it's an amazing song.]

That'll do it for this week. Tune back in on Friday for Notes From Underground and I'll see you next week. Take care.



  • At 5:26 PM, August 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bless you Steve Foley....

    You aren't Chris Mars but you still were a Mat.

  • At 6:00 PM, August 28, 2008, Blogger J. Neas said…

    Didn't know about Foley's death until just after the show last night. This week's Notes From Underground will be about him. Very sad.


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