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Thursday, December 04, 2008

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 3rd December 2008

[A hearty welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. This is the last regular show of the year as the next two weeks will be the J's Indie/Rock Top Singles of 2008 and the 7th Annual J's Indie/Rock Top 25 Albums of the Year. Then we'll be taking a couple of weeks off for holidays and what not and returning with a brand new year of rock and roll. Exciting times we live in.

The Guilford College Student Senate tonight approved our funding proposal for a lot of things, the biggest of which is the technology and financial support to finally get us webcasting. It's a huge victory for us and one that we've been waiting for for about 9 or more years. People have been talking webcasting since I was still wet behind the stylus as a DJ. It's great to see our future really opening up.

As I mention a couple of times in the show, I'm playing a show this Saturday, December 6th, opening for Citified and At the Stars at the Flatiron here in Greensboro. Show starts around 10 and ought to be a lot of fun.

Now, before this pie on my windowsill cools, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 3rd December 2008 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Rosebuds - "Bow to the Middle" [from life like. i said that i was going to make this show mostly older music to sort of not end up repeating myself the next two weeks, but this new rosebuds album is just too good to pass up. it won't be on the singles show next week at least.]
the Tears - "Autograph" [from here come the tears. there's something so ridiculously glammy and perfect about this song. relating the slowly faltering relationship with someone who is a celebrity.."and if we don't have a future...just leave your autograph." i don't know why that line is actually so..touching. but it is.]
Dead Confederate - "Heavy Petting" [from wrecking ball. they did an excellent job up in chapel hill last week and i must say, this is a very solid album.]
Del Amitri - "Some Other Sucker's Parade" [the title track from their fifth album. the first five songs of this album are some of the best pop music ever recorded..then the album starts to falter until near the end. but i was cruising to the dot matrix film show last night, singing along to every word of the beginning of this album. and this song especially. brilliance.]
Citified - "Secret Knock" [from their self-titled EP. playing saturday night at the flatiron along with richmond, virginia's at the stars, an excellent band, and yours truly as the opener. exciting.]
Drive-by Truckers - "Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife" [by request. the lead track from this year's brighter than creation's dark. yeah, so, we'll hear more off this next week. and the week after.]
the Morning Benders - "I Was Wrong" [from talking through tin cans. a pretty interesting song - so we'll hear more at some point. just not til next year. hah!]
X - "Blue Spark" [from under the big black sun. you know, i like this album more than both los angeles and wild gift. is that odd? X fans, weigh in.]
Antony and the Johnsons - "Another World" [the title track from this year's EP. can't wait for the full length next year.]
Pavement - "Starlings on the Slipstream" [from brighten the corners - the reissue of which i reviewed at aquarium drunkard this week. i adore this song.]
the Subways - "Strawberry Blonde" [from all or nothing. this song grows on me more and more as i listen to it. i just love the chorus' metaphorical comparison.]
the Replacements - "Here Comes a Regular" [from tim. rest easy, josh.]
Portishead - "Plastic" [from third. will it be the number one album in two weeks? hard to tell. better check in and find out.]
Failure - "Stuck on You" [from fantastic planet. a co-worker of mine was going to go see a reunited failure down in charlotte. are they seriously touring? i have to see them if so.]
Ratatat - "Falcon Jab" [from LP3. their band name seems like it's missing a syllable. it needs an extra 'tat' as far as i'm concerned.]
Q and Not U - "Soft Pyramids" [from different damage. as i say on the podcast, i would defend this album as one of the highlights of post-punk. i think it's the best q and not u album but maybe that's because i'm still shocked by how good it was following the departure (and non-replacement) of their original bass player. either way, it's a great, great record. and what's up with it being the only one of their albums on all music not to have a written review?]
Murs - "Everything" [from murs for president. i liked this song quite a bit as well. i also like saying murs out loud. murs isn't as much fun to type, but man it's fun to say. murs.]
the Stone Roses - "She Bangs the Drums" [from their self-titled album. is there anything not perfect about this record? go ahead. name something.]
the Ramones - "The KKK Took My Baby Away" [by request. from pleasant dreams. the caller wanted to hear something 'radical' and requested the ramones. at this point they're pretty downright conservative, but man, i still love them.]
the Church - "Metropolis" [from gold afternoon fix. what if, what if, what if...what if john paul jones had produced this album instead of waddy wachtel? could it have been more successful? who cares. this is a great song.]
Arctic Monkeys - "Old Yellow Bricks" [by request. from favourite worst nightmare. birthday boy brad wanted to hear this. happy birthday.]
Josh Rouse - "Rise" [from 1972, an album i still struggle with. the last three songs on it are amazing. the rest of the record seems almost slight. it's such an odd balance.]
Big Star - "Nighttime" [from third/sister lovers. i'm thinking it might be time to start a debate about this album and whether it's as genius as claimed.]
Kings of Leon - "Sex on Fire" [from only by the night. i have ignored kings of leon for the most part - not for any particular reason. i just didn't make the time. this song was alright, though i know mad dog would tell me to go directly to aha shake heartbreak and proceed from there. we'll see.]
All the Saints - "Sheffield" [from fire in corridor x. atlanta, georgia band done good on touch and go records.]
Sonic Youth - "100%" [from dirty. another record we could definitely start to debate the relative merits of - me? i love it.]
Liz Phair - "Big Tall Man" [from whitechocolatespaceegg. which is a great album. i don't care what bryan says. i was going to play "uncle alvarez" until i didn't. it's getting late, isn't it?]
Jonny Polonsky - "Love Lovely Love" [from hello my name is jonny. pure, unadulterated power pop. 'nuff said.]

That'll do it for this week. I'll be back next week with the J's Indie/Rock Mayhem Top Singles of 2008. Until then, look for me on Monday Night Football in Charlotte. I'll be the guy with the Panthers toboggan on (yes - the knit cap, not the sled) way up in the second level. Probably screaming something about killing Tampa Bay. Who knows. Until then, take care.



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