J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Friday, December 31, 2010

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 29th December 2010

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. Sadly, there was, again, an issue with the podcast recording, so there is no podcast for this week's show. I'm hoping things will be fixed for next week, but always remember you can tune in live at the WQFS website and listen to me and all the other great shows on WQFS Greensboro.

Now, here's the setlist at the very least, so you can see what went down. A great show filled with a lot of throw-back stuff. I hate it didn't record, but here we go.


Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Megafaun - "Heretofore" [the title track from their latest. my second best record of this year. and yes, i promise the best-of post and podcast is coming soon.]
Ash - "Girl from Mars" [from 1977. i used to have a caller nearly every week who requested this song repeatedly. thankfully, it's good.]
Teenage Fanclub - "When I Still Have Thee" [from shadows. this is the sleeper records of sleeper records from this year and it continues to grow on me.]
M.I.A. - "Hussel" [from kala. classic. hussel hussel hussel. grind grind grind.]
Adam Thorn and the Top Buttons - "Life's a Bummer" [from their self-titled second record. one of my favorite songs of this year. look for the album review at aquarium drunkard after the first of the year.]
the Smashing Pumpkins - "I Am One" [from gish. been listening to a lot of smashing pumpkins lately and the head drunkard and i discussed this particular record over dinner the other night. i'm still more partial to siamese dream, but hey, this is quite good all the same.]
Superchunk - "Detroit Has a Skyline" [from here's where the strings come in. in a year that saw the resurgence of a legend, it's good to dig back as well.]
Yeasayer - "Madder Red" [from oddblood. this song is another grower. the more i hear it, the more i love it. seriously.]
the Old Ceremony - "Tender Age" [the title track from their latest. pretty good stuff, even if we are late on this - came out in late september/early october. still, great NC music.]
Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf - "Here's a Smirk" [from big ideas. i owe the av club a huge thank you for introducing me to this record via this piece from a few years ago. i downloaded this album based on that piece and was wonderfully rewarded with a classic record that has been buried by time and a sad set of circumstances.]
Free Electric State - "Six is One" [from caress. if you play rock band at all, this song is available on there and is well worth getting as it's very fun to play. you'll be doing your extra part for a great north carolina band as well.]
XTC - "Respectable Street" [from black seas. a record i've long adored, but don't play nearly often enough on the show. the same can be said for XTC in general. a resolution for 2011? i think so.]
Joanna Newsome - "Good Intentions Paving Co." [from have one on me. i had a discussion over christmas with a friend who loves joanna newsome. i'm still iffy about her, but i do like this track and maybe the unwieldy 3 CD album is actually a decent entry point for me with her.]
Oneida - "Happy New Year" [the title track from their 2007 album. saw them on this tour as well. great, great music.]
Fleet Foxes - "White Winter Hymnal" [from their self-titled album. seemed appropriate after the white christmas we received this year.]
Japancakes - "This Year's Beat" [from sleepy strange. a band i definitely don't play very often on the show, but sleepy strange is an album well worth hearing in all its, well, sleepy and strange, soft and gorgeous glory.]
the Corin Tucker Band - "Pulling Pieces" [from 1,000 years. i really enjoyed this album quite a bit and it makes me lick my chops (for no good reason, really) for the release of the wild flag album next spring. here's hoping it's as solid as this.]
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter - "Drinking With Strangers" [from reckless burning. where, oh, where have you gone, jesse? no new record from here for a few years now. it's time for something new. lay it on us. please.]
Vic Chesnutt - "Panic Pure" [from west of rome. a previous dj left his copy of this album in the MCR, so how could i resist playing something from it? yes, vic chesnutt is amazing. just sayin'.]
Travel by Sea - "Let It All Lie Down" [from days of my escape. i really enjoyed their new album from this year, but they're not new to being good. so here's something from their equally fine previous record.]
Glasser - "Plane Temp" [from ring. did this album get much press this year? i guess my resolution for 2011 is to read more music blogs, because surely someone talked the hell out of this record. it's marvelous.]
Mojo Nixon and the Toad Liquors - "Disney is the Enemy" [by request. from Sock Ray Blue! north carolina native, if you didn't know already.]
Helium - "Pat's Trick" [from the dirt of luck. more helium on the show this year, too. or at least, more mary timony, considering the wild flag record that will be out.]
the Replacements - "Within Your Reach" [by request from hootenanny. i used to not be as high on this song as i am now. life changes things, eh? now i love it.]
Decoration Ghost - "Repay the Spark" [from the haze of wine and age. just a seriously great song from a seriously great band. that's all.]
that dog. - "Old Timer" [from their self-titled debut. i don't play a lot off of that dog's self-titled record - i'm a much bigger fan of the two that followed - but this song was also my introduction to that dog via beavis and butt-head watching the video during one episode. i owe that show so much, really. wow, and youtube to the rescue. here's the actual clip from beavis and butt-head.]
Ned's Atomic Dustbin - "All I Ask of Myself Is That I Hold Together" [from brainbloodvolume. you know what - i'm fairly sure the first time i heard ned's atomic dustbin was on beavis and butt-head as well. man. i need to go sacrifice a goat to mike judge or something.]

That'll do it for this week. Thanks for your patience with the podcast, keep an eye out for the best of 2010 podcast and post and I'll see you next week for another edition of the show. Until then, be safe and take care.



  • At 9:58 AM, February 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yet another comment from me, Mike Kiser. That copy of "West of Rome" is mine I'm almost sure. I hope I can get it back this Sunday.


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