J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 2nd September 2009

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. We're in the middle of training schedule here at WQFS, so I was joined in-studio by trainee Parker. He took over the board during the second hour, but I was telling him everything to play because, yes, I'm controlling. He did a good job, so I'm sure you'll be hearing him on the air this fall.

I'm playing a set of my original music this Friday, September 4th, at the First Fridays Indie Market down on the corner of Elm St. and Martin Luther King (near the bust of MLK) downtown. I'll be playing from 5pm - 6pm, so come on down and say howdy and listen to some of my stuff. I might be playing again later in the evening, but that's not certain right now, so make sure you catch me at 5pm if you're planning on coming down.

Now, since my fantasy football draft is completed, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 2nd September 2009

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Polvo - "Right the Relation" [from in prism which finally came out this week. and yes, it's as good as they're saying. very, very good.]
Pulp - "The Night That Minnie Timperley Died" [from we love life, their last album before going on permanent hiatus. that's the nice way of avoiding breaking up properly, i suppose.]
Ladyhawke - "My Delirium" [from her self-titled album. this song is ridiculously catchy and may be one of my singles of the year - i'm certainly behind on getting on it. and i love the video. it's such a great update on such a classic 80s sound that it's brilliantly original.]
Obits - "Fake Kincade" [from i blame you. great, great song and really one of the best albums of this year, too.]
the Mountain Goats - "Psalms 40:2" [from the forthcoming the life of the world to come. every song on the record is named after a biblical passage and is a lot more stripped down than the most recent mountain goats records. but it's really sharp.]
the Replacements - "Who's Gonna Take Us Alive" [a let it be-era track that was a favorite of mine from the cassette bootleg days. the internet has made it so much less..exciting..in certain ways, to find stuff like this.]
Art Brut - "The Replacements" [from art brut vs. satan. waxing self-detrimentally about only just now getting into the replacements. i was totally into them back in 1996. you know. five years after they'd broken up.]
the Minus 5 - "Scott Walker's Fault" [from killingsworth. excellent song from the new album, featuring colin meloy on vocals. the minus 5 and the steve wynn IV will be at the cat's cradle in carborro on saturday, september 26th. ought to be fun.]
J's Indie/Rock First Times - Vic Chesnutt - Click to Listen [i did an interview with vic chesnutt that you can read over at aquarium drunkard and he was kind enough to do a my first time piece for me. ah, the power of rock and roll. and breasts. mostly breasts.]
Vic Chesnutt - "Philip Guston" [from the forthcoming at the cut. at the aquarium drunkard interview, you can get an exclusive download of this song. the new album is dynamite. seriously.]
Blur - "The Universal" [from the great escape. the first blur album i bought and still one of my favorite blur singles. great video, too.]
Decoration Ghost - "The Haze of Wine and Age" [one the demo recordings from their work with snuzz. if you didn't catch the live performance of the band on the show last week, well, it's not too late.]
Patterson Hood - "Back of a Bible" [from murdering oscar (and other love songs). threw this song on a mix CD this week for someone and was reminded just how good this solo record is.]
Birdmonster - "Forever Gone" [from blood memory. new birdmonster! terribly exciting when unexpected things wind up in your inbox. look forward to hearing more.]
Steely Dan - "My Old School" [from countdown to ecstacy. this was easily one of the most fun songs i've ever played on rock band. seriously. play some steely dan on that game and see how much fun you have.]
Wye Oak - "For Prayer" [from the knot. more from their excellent sophomore album.]
the Roadside Graves - "Far and Wide" [from my son's home. as i said on the podcast, i've been reading tweet after tweet where people see these guys live and are completely converted into fans. i was the same way. although, honestly, the record did it for me pretty much first.]
A.A. Bondy - "A Slow Parade" [from when the devil's loose. new bondy hit the stores yesterday and it's fantastic. my interview with him will be up later this week on drunkard, so keep an eye out.]
Track a Tiger - "Glad to Be Scattered" [from woke up early the day i died. my unofficial #1 single of 2006. what're these guys up to now-a-days? ]
the Delta Spirit - "Lovers' Waltz" [by request. from their daytrotter session. played this a couple of weeks ago and got a request for a replay last week. it's an excellent cover of an excellent song by an excellent band.]
The Xx - "Crystaline" [by request. from xx. gotta grab this album off of eMusic and see what all the fuss is about.]
Yo La Tengo - "Here to Fall" [from popular songs. the lead track from their latest. i'll tell you - yo la tengo were great at pitchfork. they're playing at the carolina theatre in durham, north carolina in october. i'd bet it'll be a blast.]
Michael Penn - "Don't Let Me Go" [from mp4: days since a lost time accident. another song from this week's mix CD i was putting together. this is probably my all-time favorite penn song, though i'm not sure why. it's probably my favorite penn album, too, while we're at it.]
Grizzly Bear - "Two Weeks" [from veckatimist. parker picked out the grizzly bear, so we went with it. i'm just not on the gb bandwagon. good music, but nothing i'm flipping over.]
Great Lake Swimmers - "Pulling on a Line" [from lost channels. this, however, is a great and lovely song. i really need to play more of them.]
Citified - "Landlocked" [from absence. bound for this year's top 25, i'd wager.]
the Clean - "In the Dreamlife You Need a Rubber Soul" [from mr. pop. the title of this song is a little ham-handed in its allusion, but it's still really good.]
Blossom Dearie - "The Shadow of Your Smile" [from live in london. i only 'discovered' blossom dearie about a month or so ago when lee posted a video of her on facebook. she died in february of this year. just an amazing and unique voice. c'est la vie. but i threw this song on that mix CD also and it kind of makes me float off into some dimly lit autumn place when i listen to it. and that's a good thing.]

That'll do it for this week. Check back next week as I host some more trainees and tons more new music. Until then, Go Panthers!, and take care.

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