Thursday, April 2, 2009

House Burning... Firemen Sleeping

Mix Show #4

Cover art: Paul Klee, 'Fire In The Evening' (1929)

Now didn't I say I'd be more on the ball this week?
And so, the very next day no less, I give you show #10!
Now if I can just keep it this way, oh, I'm sure I will.

I failed to mention in the show what actually inspired this mix.

One day years ago, whilst driving out in the countryside through a small outskirt community something caught my attention.

A house barely intact that had obviously burned down to the ground, and right next door was a Fire Station.

Now while I pondered this for a moment I thought, well evidently this was a very old house and was most likely used by the station for training or something. Nonetheless, I thought it’d make a humourous photograph. Unfortunately though it was impossible to get the two things to fit side by side in the photo.

So the idea of a concept mix came to me instead, and this, many months later, is what has resulted.

I ended up making it for a friend whom I thought might appreciate the title being the huge Morrissey fan that he is.

I really didn’t want to do this whole ‘fire’ theme throughout the mix as I thought that might be a bit too pretentious. Besides that really wasn’t the true gist of it anyhow.

So there are various subtleties in the songs, although after a while the title wasn’t as pertinent and what I thought the intended listener would really like was considered more instead. But I think it still turned out nice anyway

"The car's on fire, and there's no driver at the wheel."

**download/listen** HOUSE BURNING... FIREMEN SLEEPING
Air date 1st of April '09 * request
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR 'Dead Flag Blues'
RIDE 'Dreams Burn Down'
KILLING JOKE 'Medicine Wheel'
IKON 'Reality Is Lost'
MORRISSEY 'Jack The Ripper (Original Version)'
ARCADE FIRE 'Rebellion (Lies)'
FRAUSDOTS 'Dead Wrong'
FRENCH KICKS 'Oh Fine'
DEARS 'We Can Have It'
CLEARLAKE 'Treat Yourself With Kindness'
HOPE OF THE STATES 'A Heart Can Stop A Bullet'
NADA SURF 'Killan's Red'
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS 'Sterre'
RYAN ADAMS 'Wonderwall'
THE WALKMEN 'Everyone Who Pretended To Lke Me Is Gone'
MORRISSEY 'Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning'
MENOMENA 'Ghost Ship' *
CURE 'Lost'
BAT FOR LASHES 'Sleep Alone'
AND YOU WIL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD 'Inland Sea'
CURE 'Burn'

background music~ FELT 'Red Indians' and GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR selections from 'F#A#∞'

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Show # 9 'The British Disease'

All U.K. Bands!

Wow, I suppose it would seem I am back from sort of a 'Spring Break'.

Fortunately, I have been mad busy as of late, although unfortunately it means I have neglected my blog, sorry.

Do you really actually care.... hmmm?

Well anyway enough of that nonsense.

I promise it will be different now as I am back to not having a life... sigh.

The lovely Maija joins me on this show for a last minute tribute to our beloved United Kingdom and the many bands therein whom we hold dear.

Our mission...
Visit this blessed land one day...
Or at least by the month of October of this year.
We shall see.

I am not going to talk about how unhenged I became on this particular show although I will mention that the end was cut off rather abruptly, so I apologize in advance.
note: you can actually WATCH a video of the end of this show here!

I knew that I should have come on and said my goodbyes BEFORE I played 'London Calling'. Oh well. I added in a few random British goodies to suffice.

"England is mine, and it owes me a living."

Tootle Pipski.

**download/listen** THE BRITISH DISEASE Air date 25th of March '09
* request
GENE 'The British Disease'
MORRISSEY 'Hairdresser On Fire'
THE WEDDING PRESENT 'What Have I Said Now?'
CLEARLAKE 'Don't Let The Cold In'
GODLEY & CREME 'Cry' *
FELT 'Something Sends Me To Sleep'
BONZO DOG BAND 'Readymades'
BAUHAUS 'All We Ever Wanted Was Everything'
SMITHS 'Still Ill'
EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL 'Never Could Have Been Worse'
CATHERINE WHEEL 'Strangefruit'
BRITISH SEA POWER 'Victorian Ice'
MORRISSEY 'Now My Heart Is Full'
PETER SHELLEY 'Homosapien'
JOY DIVISION 'These Days'
DEPECHE MODE 'Stories Of Old'
GANG OF FOUR 'Damaged Goods'
THE DAMNED 'New Rose'
CURE 'So What'
THE FALL 'Wings'
NEW ORDER 'Run'
OMD 'La Femme Accident'
GENE 'London Can You Wait?'
JOY DIVISION 'Warsaw (live)' *
CLASH 'London Calling'