Wednesday, December 31, 2008


After today's Zune 30 fiasco, I have decided that it is actually comparable to the Ex.

In the beginning, I was so happy and excited to have finally got something this wonderful.

Later on, I felt rather concerned when it started giving me grief.

One day, it had just stopped working.

I chose to ignore bad things some people would say about it like "It's for the best." and "You can do better.", because I thought it was just so unique, so nice-looking and had brought me a lot of joy.

Although, it failed me, I couldn't help but feel there was hope for it, afterall, we had some good times!

Now, after tomorrow, we shall see if my Zune 30 comes back to me and apologizes by playing like the good little mp3 player she is.

As for the other...
I am not holding my breath.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Re-issue ! Re-package ! Re-package ! ...

... Re-evaluate the songs ...

... That is what I have started doing lately.

After changing the way I do my shows this past Fall, I decided to go back and re-edit my Summer shows.

You shall see what I mean with this one I have already done.
I polished it up a bit by overlapping the songs, cutting the show size down by just a couple minutes. Sure, it is tedious work, but well worth the effort I think.

Having a show scheduled right after mine this past Fall (unlike the Summer) has forced me to re-evaluate my 'cue-ing style'. In a way, I am sort of glad for it. I managed to fit a couple more minutes into the shows and it sounds a bit more like I know what I am doing. ;^)

For now, I will give you a re-edited Show # 7 'Electronic Renaissance Pt. 2', from the Summer. Just for a bit of a taste of the small changes I made.

For all I know you may not even notice the difference, but I DO think it flows a lot nicer myself.

Let me know what you think!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Show # 8 'Someone's Copying Me'


**download** SOMEONE'S COPYING ME Air date 11th November '08

Peter Murphy feat. Trent Reznor 'Warsaw'
Keane 'She Sells Sanctuary'
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 'Waiting For The Man'
Wall Of Voodoo 'Ring Of Fire'
Duran Duran 'Watching The Detectives'
Supergrass 'Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others'
Gene 'Town Called Malice'
Futureheads 'A Picture Of Dorian Gray'
Cure 'Purple Haze'
Editors 'Lullaby'
Sisters Of Mercy 'Gimme Shelter'
Damned 'White Rabbit'
The National 'Pretty In Pink'
Killers 'Why Don't 'You Find Out For Yourself''
Radiohead 'The Headmaster Ritual' / 'Ceremony'
LCD Soundsystem 'No Love Lost'
Low 'Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me'
Electric Soft Parade 'Jealousy'
Magnetic Fields 'Heroes'
Galaxie 500 'Don't Let Our Youth Go To Waste'
Helio Sequence 'Tomorrow Never Knows'

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Snow Days...

The Cure 'Pictures Of You' from 'Picture Show (1991)'

I've still got those Robert Smith gloves that I made somewhere.
"Oh I should be a polar bear... but it's impossible."

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Shows #6 & 7 'Fear Of Ghosts Pts. 1 & 2'

Mix Show #3

Here is a special treat for you all,
2 shows in a row, 6 and 7!

I was especially excited about recording and posting these particular shows, however, unfortunately was quite dismayed by the sound quality of show 6.

So I am apologizing in advance for that.

I suppose I should not be surprised by this happening every once in a while, judging from the means in which I record my shows (via the radio at home). It is a slightly long and boring process that I do not wish to share at present.

All I can say is that I definitely must rectify this before my next season, should that happen.

The second installment, show 7, is just fine though.
I believe I can safely say that I make up for the poor sound quality with part two, not to mention all of the bits of 'The Picture Of Dorian Gray', quite possibly my favourite film now!

"Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion. It merely intensifies it. We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible."

-Oscar Wilde, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' Ch. 17

**download** FEAR OF GHOSTS PT. 1 Air date 21st of October '08

Boo Radleys 'The Queen Is Dead'
Appliance 'Fruits Of The Sea'
Cure 'Possession'
Arab Strap 'Cherubs'
New Order 'Truth'
Clan Of Xymox 'Muscoviet Musquito'
Joy Division 'Heart And Soul'
And Also The Trees 'Slow Pulse Boy'
Death Cult 'Ghost Dance'
Dirty On Purpose 'Monument'
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness 'The Less You See'
Cure 'Scared As You'
Mogwai 'Nick Drake'
Legendary Pink Dots 'Belladonna'
Dead Can Dance 'Tell Me More About The Forest (You Once Called Home)'
OMD 'The Avenue'
Epic45 'You Said Nothing'
Junkie XL feat. Robert Smith 'Perfect Blue Sky'

Show #7 **download** FEAR OF GHOSTS PT. 2 Air date 28th of October '08
Jesus And Mary Chain 'The Hardest Walk'
Pixies 'Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)'
Walkmen 'French Vacation'
Cure 'Winter'
Everything But The Girl 'Back To The Old House'
Morrissey 'I Know Very Well How I Got My Name'
Sundays 'Wild Horses'
British Sea Power 'Strange Communication'
Clearlake 'Wonder If The Snow Will Settle'
Cure 'Ocean'
Stellastarr* 'Untitled'
Chameleons 'Tears'
Jeff Buckley 'Dream Brother'
South 'Loosen Your Hold'
U2 'Dancing Barefoot'
House Of Love 'Christine (BBC Session)'
Chameleons 'I'll Remember'
Explosions In The Sky 'Memorial'
Cure 'Fear Of Ghosts'
'Underneath The Stars'

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Show # 4 'Subtle Imperfections Becoming Inconspicuous'

Mix Show # 2

Unfortunately, this is not the original artwork for the cover of this mix.

Normally, with a bit of web-delving, I can usually manage to find the artwork.
Not this time though! And I can not even begin to recall where I found the photo 3 years earlier.
So, I gave you a different work by Bruce Nauman, 'Lip Sync' (1969) which seems to suffice quite fine.
But I'm still upset that I don't have access to the original cover art.
Darn broken down old PC and estranged old friend for whom I made the mix!
Airdate 7th of October '08
AMBULANCE LTD. 'Stay Where You Are'
MERCURY REV 'Secret For A Song'
TEAM SLEEP 'Elizabeth'
PLACEBO 'Without You I'm Nothing (feat. David Bowie)'
ARAB STRAP 'Last Orders'
BILLY CORGAN 'To Love Somebody (feat. Robert Smith)'
MASSIVE ATTACK 'The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game'
GOLDFRAPP 'Black Cherry (M83 Remix)'
THE SMALL HOURS 'Sunless World'
U.N.K.L.E. 'Panic Attack'
DREAMEND 'Limbo Inside'
PLACEBO 'English Summer Rain'
INTERPOL 'Obstacle 1 (Arthur Baker Mix)'
M83 'Don't Save Us From The Flames'
ARAB STRAP 'Screaming In The Trees'
MORRISSEY 'Black-Eyed Susan'
CURE 'The Perfect Boy (Remix 4 - Patrick Stump)'

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I know it's over... still I cling

Well, Fall broadcasting is over for the year at KWCW.

But do not fret.
I plan on putting in an application for next year.
Not sure when programming should start up again then, but I will keep you posted.

For now, show #4 (mix show #2), is coming up very soon.
I will also be putting my tail in gear on getting the rest of these other shows recorded and posted.

As ever,
Stay Tuned.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Show # 3 'Manchester... Nothing To Answer For'

Mr. Steven Patrick Morrissey said it well when he revised his statement "Manchester, so much to answer for."

In my humble opinion, if it was made in Manchester...
It is awesome.

It all started, for myself, with New Order and Joy Division.
Respectively, The Smiths and Morrissey soon followed.
Then, an 'UNCUT' magazine featuring New Order on the cover and Bernard Sumner seemingly holding the CD which came with the issue (or perhaps it's Hooky holding it, I'm still not certain). There was a very long New Order article (multiple pages long) and an awesome spread about essential Manchester records. I still have that magazine around somewhere.

It is kind of funny how a certain part of the United Kingdom has produced such greatness.
And I suppose, we have Mr. Anthony Wilson to thank for bringing much-deserved exposure to a few of these ones.

Thanks, Tony.

"My theory on Manchester and why it produces the bands it does is that because the world is willing to listen to them, it gives the kids a confidence and and a belief that what has happened before might happen again. It's something to aim for."
- Jimi Goodwin (May '00)

**download** MANCHESTER, SO MUCH TO ANSWER FOR Airdate 30th of September '08
V = Vinyl
HAPPY MONDAYS '24 Hour Party People'
THE FALL 'Middlemass'
BUZZCOCKS 'Ever Fallen In Love'
JOY DIVISION 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'
CURE 'The Holy Hour (live '80 - dedicated to Ian Curtis)'
MAGAZINE 'Because You're Frightened'
DURUTTI COLUMN 'The Missing Boy'
SECTION 25 'Always Now'
NEW ORDER 'Temptation (7")'
CHAMELELONS 'Less Than Human'
SMITHS 'How Soon Is Now? (Italian pressing)'
HAPPY MONDAYS 'Hallelujah (Club Mix)'
STONE ROSES 'Shoot You Down'
CHARLATANS 'The Only One I Know'
JAMES 'Sometimes (Lester Piggot)'
DOVES 'Black And White Town'
I AM KLOOT 'No Direction Home'

'12:13 Dream' The Cure MySpace Secret Show...

Oh dear, oh dear! Those boys are sneaky indeed!

So I'm checking my myspace page, and notice that The Cure have a new bulletin.
And this is what I see.

How MUCH I regret not being anywhere near Hollywood right now!

Unless I am mistaken, this does NOT happen often.

We are talking about a venue that only fits around 500 people!
This is a chance to be just feet away from Robert Smith!

I keep thinking of The Cure 'Play Out', and how much I want to be there in that small, cramped audience, every time I watch it!
And now, people will have that opportunity Saturday, on the 13th of December.

These ones that get into the Troubadour are in for one unforgettable show!
How I envy them.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Show # 2 'The Soul Selects Her Own Society'

Mix Show # 1 (2005)

Man Ray 'Larmes (Tears)' 1930-32.

THE SOUL selects her own Society -
Then - shuts the Door -
On her divine Majority -
Obtrude no more -

Unmoved - she notes the Chariot’s - pausing -
At her low Gate -
Unmoved - an Emperor is kneeling
Upon her Mat -

I’ve known her - from an ample nation -
Choose one -
Then - close the Valves of her attention -
Like Stone -

-Emily Dickinson c. 1862

**download** THE SOUL SELECTS HER OWN SOCIETY Air date 23rd of September '08

DREDG 'Bug Eyes'
CURE 'Cut'
PLACEBO 'The Bitter End'
STELLASTARR* 'Sweet Troubled Soul'
CURE 'If Only Tonight We Could Sleep (live)'
DEFTONES 'No Ordinary Love'
STRANGLERS 'Strange Little Girl'
THE NATIONAL 'Baby, We'll Be Fine'
THE NATIONAL 'Secret Meeting'
BAUHAUS 'Kingdom's Coming'
CURE 'End'
RADIOHEAD 'Reckoner'
MORRISSEY 'Southpaw'

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Show #10 'Abstract With Memories' -SPECIAL ADVANCE download

Mix Show #4

All right, so there are a few firsts that I am about to unleash here.

First off, #10?
Yes, I know that I have jumped from show #1 to #10.

My cousin Maija expressed an enthusiasm to hear the show right away since she missed it.
And my friend Jason, who helps me out quite a lot with all of this, already had recorded the live feed from

So I figured that I would jump the gun, as it were...
I had the mp3 of the show, I can edit it a bit and post a show early and out of order.
The sound quality via the internet feed is a bit too treble-ly for my preference, but it will work for now. NOTE: The show has been re-recorded! Updated link below.
Secondly, this is yet another show that I did as a sub this past Wednesday night (not my usual time slot). The show ran from around 7 pm to 10!
So it's quite a bit longer than the rest of the shows that I've been posting (you can do the math!). I was a bit flustered with this particular show. I'm not so used to being in the studio that long. Tired, hungry and having many difficulty having to reproduce the playlist (thanks crappy old pc). So please do forgive any ineptness displayed. The fabulous playlist should make up for it.
note: Halfway through the show, I allude to the fact that Jay Jay Johanson collaborated with somebody whom completely slipped my mind at the time. Sorry, it would seem that I was, at the time, suffering temporary memory loss due to EXTREME hunger. Of course the Swedish band I was thinking of was The Knife, and the song was 'Marble House'. See, I always get there in the end.
**download** ABSTRACT WITH MEMORIES Air date 26th of November '08
* = request
LIFTER 'Swing'
BLUR 'Death Of A Party'
764-HERO 'Whenever You See Fit (DJ Dynomite Remix)'
MANDALAY 'Insensible'
TV ON THE RADIO 'Things You Can Do'
PJ HARVEY 'The Garden'
MINERVE 'High-Pitched Emotions'
COLDER 'To The Music -edit'
JUNIOR BOYS 'So This Is Goodbye'
JAPAN 'Nightporter'
ROYKSOPP 'Tristesse Globale'
DURUTTI COLUMN 'The Missing Boy'
BAND OF HORSES 'The Funeral'
WALKMEN 'Another One Goes By'
FIERY FURNACES 'Benton Harbor Blues'
DEVENDRA BANHART 'Long-Haired Child'
TV ON THE RADIO 'Province'
SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE 'The Shark's Own Private ****'
DEFTONES 'Hole In The Earth'
A SHORELINE DREAM 'Love Is A Ghost In America'
DEARS 'The Highest'
MEW 'Snowflake'
CURE '2 Late'
CLEARLAKE 'I'd Like To Hurt You' *

Friday, November 28, 2008

Wednesday playlist...

Wednesday proved to be quite a MAD day!

I was working non-stop all day, and I had not even put my playlist together yet, or rather recorded the discs for it. It was so go-go-go all afternoon, that I didn't get on the air until 7 pm (not 6 pm as I had planned).

SO infuriating!
I explain this a bit on the show, which will be posted eventually.

But for now you will have to settle for the playlist, since this was something I promised to post.
... She said, as if anyone was listening to actually hear that promise!

Air date 26th of November '08
* = request
LIFTER 'Swing'
BLUR 'Death Of A Party'
764-HERO 'Whenever You See Fit (DJj Dynomite Remix)'
MANDALAY 'Insensible'
TV ON THE RADIO 'Things You Can Do'
PJ HARVEY 'The Garden'
MINERVE 'High-Pitched Emotions'
COLDER 'To The Music -edit'
JUNIOR BOYS 'So This Is Goodbye'
JAPAN 'Nightporter'
ROYKSOPP 'Tristesse Globale'
DURUTTI COLUMN 'The Missing Boy'
BAND OF HORSES 'The Funeral'
WALKMEN 'Another One Goes By'
FIERY FURNACES 'Benton Harbor Blues'
DEVENDRA BANHART 'Long-Haired Child'
TV ON THE RADIO 'Province'
SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE 'The Shark's Own Private ****'
DEFTONES 'Hole In The Earth'
A SHORELINE DREAM 'Love Is A Ghost In America'
DEARS 'The Highest'
MEW 'Snowflake'
CURE '2 Late'
CLEARLAKE 'I'd Like To Hurt You' *

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tune in Wednesday...

Yes. My show didn't happen Tuesday.
But no worries.

Tune into K-dub Wednesday night at 6 pm for an extended edition of 'I Hung Around In Your Soundtrack'!

Who knows, I may actually go until 10, because I have that power!

Don't forget!

This is certain not to happen again any time soon.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The 4ad Edition

Some may think it a great injustice that I chose one of my weekend hour shows to dedicate to Britain-based 4ad records.

They would be somewhat correct on this point, but at least I have recognized that fact. The show could have easily have been far longer. And I also have to admit that I was not as informative as I SHOULD have been as far as the label's history.

The reason being...
It was a very last-minute idea.

I put the whole playlist together in just hours.
It is also very difficult to choose only less than an hour's worth of 4ad alumni.

Who knows, maybe it was somewhat of a stretch, but I figured this, if anything, could serve as a preview to a more extended show.

We shall see...

*note: Obviously, the last song is not a 4ad artist, but I was just happy to have got a request!

**download** THE 4AD EDITION Air date 15th of November '08
* request
Modern English 'Sixteen Days'
Pale Saints 'True Coming Dream'
Lush 'Thoughtforms'
Cocteau Twins 'Cherry-Coloured Funk'
This Mortal Coil 'Dreams Made Flesh'
Dead Can Dance 'I Can See Now'
Red House Painters 'Things Mean A Lot'
Blonde Redhead '23'
Gus Gus 'Is Jesus Your Pal?'
TV On The Radio 'Ambulance'
Pixies 'Gigantic'
Deerhunter 'Little Kids'
Mylo 'Drop The Pressure' *

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Nocturnal Edition

My first time in the K-dub studio at night.
Thus, the 'dark' theme.

It was not all as eerie as it seems.
Just a bit strange.

As always,
Robert Smith understands...

Sunk deep in the night
I sink in the night
Standing alone underneath the sky
I feel the chill of ice
On my face
I watch the hours go by
The hours go by
You sleep
Sleep in a safe bed
Curled and protected
Protected from sight
Under a safe roof
Deep in your house
Unaware of the changes at night
At night
I hear the darkness breathe
I sense the quiet despair
Listen to the silence
At night
Someone has to be there

**download** THE NOCTURNAL EDITION Air date 8th of November '08

Legendary Pink Dots 'Blacklist'
Daniel Ash 'Candy Darling'
Bauhaus 'The Passion Of Lovers'
Sisters Of Mercy 'No Time To Cry'
Death In June 'Nothing Changes'
Damned 'Twisted Nerve'
Tullycraft 'Georgette Plays A Goth'
Siouxsie And The Banshees 'Obsession'
Cure 'At Night'

Monday, November 17, 2008

'4:13 Dream' Listening Party

ALL Cure show!

Finally, after MANY months of waiting, The Cure's 4:13 Dream has arrived!

As usual, I'm never disappointed.
Of course I didn't expect to be, especially after hearing some of the new songs played live at the Sasquatch Festival.

Saturday the 1st of November, the week that '4:13 Dream' was released, I decided a listening party was in order.

So when the opportunity arose to sub for someone at K-dub for an hour, I took it!
My sister and niece joined me this time.
It IS a listening party afterall.

All the things we never know we need...
Looks like we get them in the end.

**download** 4:13 DREAM LISTENING PARTY Air date 1st of November '08

Underneath The Stars
The Only One
Reasons Why
Real Snow White
Hungry Ghost
The Perfect Boy
This. Here And Now. With You
Sleep When I'm Dead

Friday, November 14, 2008

Another Weekend Adventure...

Tomorrow at 4 pm on K-dub, I will be subbing yet again.
I have been doing this quite a bit lately.
I guess I just can't get enough of it!
And in a way, I am secretly hoping more of you will have an opportunity to live in LIVE. (I guess it's not so secret anymore)

Since the weekends shows that I have done (after tomorrow I will have done 3 thus far) are only an hour long and a bit off the beaten path, I will try to post them right away.
It should not take too long; an hour show is not as strenuous to record.

This is something I feel I really need to do, since I understand not many are listening to my shows live, even on the weekend! And yes, I know our lives ARE quite busy.

Since those of you are missing out on the immediacy of it all, I hope to rectify this by posting the weekend editions by next week.

If you do happen to listen in live tomorrow at 4 pm (btw - thanks Maija, I know you have been) always expect an educational theme (er... music-wise, I'm not gonna get THAT deep, people).

So amid our trying and hectic schedules...
Don't forget to stop and smell the vinyl.

As always, Stay Tuned! ... it's good for the soul, really!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Another Saturday Later...

Guess what?
I'll be subbing at K-dub again!
Tomorrow evening from 7 to 8 pm.
I've never been in the studio at night so...
there may be a special 'dark' theme.

Tune in!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tune in Saturday...

Tune in to KWCW this Saturday afternoon 2 to 3 pm for a special edition of 'I Hung Around In Your Soundtrack'.

The Cure '4:13 Dream' Listening Party!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Show # 1 'Left Of The Dial'

K-dub studio (2007).

I have been an avid listener of College radio now since my early teens.
I am a bit older now, well... perhaps a lot older now and I have to say my feelings about college radio have not waned.

College radio is very important!

If it had not been for a particular local college radio station, I am not sure I would listen to as many bands as I do now.

A lot of the music I listen to today, I heard for the first time on KWCW.
Nowadays, kids have the internet to broaden their musical horizons and introduce them to the next most important band in their life.
Back in the 1990's, however, I did not have that luxury.
I, as many of you 25+ ones may concur, had to discover great music the old-fashioned way, turning my radio dial oh so far to the left... until I hit 90.5 FM.

I was a total K-Dub fanatic for a long while, sticking scotch tape on the top of hundreds of old used cassette tapes so as to record until they ran out.
I still have them all somewhere lying around. It's a riot to give them a listen today. A few in particular force me to remember my Gothy/Punk days with some admitted fondness.

Not so long after, my friend Amy suggested we apply for a Summer show at K-Dub.
Finally, I would be the DJ! A dream fulfilled!
'The Easy Cure' lasted around 10 weeks back in the Summer of 1999.

Some years later, well... a lot of years later, I decided it was time to resume my DJ role and 'I Hung Around In Your Soundtrack' was born.

And so... here I pay homage to the great College Radio!

"My mind is filled with radio cures..."

**download** LEFT OF THE DIAL Airdate 16th of September 2008

Innocence Mission 'Once Upon a Summertime'
Cut Copy 'Unforgettable Season'
Church 'A New Season'
Klaxons 'It's Not Over Yet'
Replacements 'Left Of The Dial'
REM 'Radio Free Europe'
Smiths 'Panic'
Elvis Costello 'Radio Sweetheart'
Joe Jackson 'On Your Radio'
Futureheads 'Radio Heart'
Josef K 'Radio Drill Time'
Joy Division 'Transmission'
Buzzcocks 'Harmony In My Head'
Modern Lovers 'Roadrunner'
Velvet Underground 'Rock And Roll'
David Bowie 'D. J.'
Talking Heads 'Radio Head'
Modest Mouse 'Dashboard'
Spoon 'Car Radio'
Clash 'This Is Radio Clash'
M. Ward 'Radio Campaign'
Roxy Music 'Oh Yeah!'
Thomas Dolby 'Airwaves'
OMD 'Radio Waves'
Stereophonics 'I Don't Believe Your Radio'
Teenage Fanclub 'Radio'
Pavement 'My Radio'
Cure 'Down Under'

Thursday, October 30, 2008

And Now... My Autumnal Adventures...

I am well into the Fall programming at KWCW and having a blast more than ever! Ideas for new shows haven't failed me yet and the 'mix' shows are not running out any time soon.

Show # 1 is coming VERY soon...

Stay tuned...

BTW- Listening to '4:13 Dream' and enjoying it A LOT!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Show # 10 'Cold'

Mix Show # 5

And finally the last show of the Summer.

Which means that Fall shows are soon to follow!

So stay tuned...

**download** COLD Air date 19th of August 2008

Cure 'Burn'
Cocteau Twins 'Need-Fire'
Dead Can Dance 'The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove'
Blur 'Beetlebum (Moby's Mix)'Bauhaus 'She's In Parties'
Orgy 'Fiction (Dreams In Digital)'
Kraftwerk 'The Model'
Pop Will Eat Itself There Is No Love Between Us Anymore'
Lightning Seeds 'You Showed Me'
Placebo 'Bigmouth Strikes Again'
Portishead 'Over'
Joy Division 'Heart And Soul'
Cocteau Twins 'Strange Fruit'
OMD 'Of All The Things We've Made'
Suede 'The Next Life'
Nick Cave 'Sleepy River Piano'
Magnetic Fields 'Meaningless'
The Organ 'Steven Smith'
Bjork '5 Years'
Siouxsie 'Loveless'
Bat For Lashes 'A Forest'
The Sound 'Total Recall'
Innocence Mission 'Lake Shore Drive'
Keane 'Happy Soldier'
Cure 'Without You'
Morrissey 'Disappointed'

Cover art - variations on Paul Klee's Mourning (1934)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Show # 9 'The Vinyl Solution'

All vinyl show!

I love vinyl.
And there's really not much more I can say than that...
well... maybe a little more.

I have spoke briefly of this love affair earlier.
This you will know from my second show post.
There is something very special about records.
You place that intricately grooved slice of vinyl on the turntable... subtle shivers begin instantly!
Heaven knows if this is the millioneth time that needle has hit that first groove.
I believe that is part of the true art of it all.
Oh go on and call it nostalgia if you like, that is quite all right with me.
I have always had a bit of a weakness for nostalgia, anyway.

**download / listen** THE VINYL SOLUTION Air Date 12th of August 2008
* = request
New Order 'Love Vigilantes'
Echo And The Bunnymen 'Clay'
The Damned 'Shadow Of Love'
Depeche Mode 'It's Called A Heart'
Kate Bush 'Running Up That Hill'
Elvis Costello and The Attractions 'Accidents Will Happen'
Buzzcocks 'You Say You Don't Love Me'
Cure 'Jumping Someone Else's Train'
Naked Eyes 'Burning Bridges'
Stranglers 'All Roads Lead To Rome'
OMD 'La Femme Accident'
Kraftwerk 'Pocket Calculator'
Gary Numan 'I Die : You Die'
The Beat 'Mirror In The Bathroom' *
Split Enz 'One Step Ahead'
Tallking Heads 'Warning Sign'
Pretenders 'Stop Your Sobbing'
Peter Murphy 'Indigo Eyes' *
Morrissey 'That's Entertainment' *
Stranglers 'Golden Brown' *
Replacements 'The Ledge'
REM 'So. Central Rain'
Cure 'Just One Kiss'
Comsat Angels 'Waiting For A Miracle'
Smiths 'Hand In Glove'
Jesus And Mary Chain 'Some Candy Talking'
Chameleons 'As High As You Can Go'
Clash 'Rudie Can't Fail'

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

::Flashback:: Show # 1 REVISITED 'Step Into My Mainstream -Redux'

As I said way back at the beginning...Show # 1 from this past Summer, just might be re-recorded.
And so, amazingly, it has actually happened!

Since I currently have the means, this past afternoon, I decided a redux was finally in order. Especially, since it will not be too long until I am posting my Fall shows.
There's a slight change in the playlist.
A bit of editing and a request from my sister to my beautiful cousin Maija.
This one is for her... Dear M.

air date 14th of October 2008 * = Request
CURE 'Play With Me'
DEVO 'Gut Feeling / (Slap Your Mammy)'
DAMNED 'Smash It Up Pts. 1 & 2'
NEW ORDER 'Haystack'
COCTEAU TWINS 'The Spangle Maker'
RADIOHEAD 'Weird Fishes/Arpeggi'
KNIFE 'N.Y. Hotel'
PJ HARVEY 'The Mountain'
BAT FOR LASHES 'What's A Girl To Do'
KATE BUSH 'Hounds Of Love'
'No One's Little Girl'PIXIES 'Bird Dream Of The Olympus Mons'
JESUS AND MARY CHAIN 'Sometimes Always'
GENE 'Haunted By You'
U2 'Trip Through Your Wires'
HOUSE OF FREAKS 'The Hammer Came Down'
DEER TICK 'These Old Shoes'
FELT 'Fortune'
LOU REED 'Wagon Wheel'
MAGNETIC FIELDS 'When You're Old And Lonely'
MASSIVE ATTACK 'Protection' *

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Show # 8 'Moths Around The Flame'

Mix Show # 4

The 'mix' can prove to be somewhat divinatory.

Although, it was made for somebody else, listening to the songs some years later,
you suddenly realize...

I made this for the future me.

Of course, perhaps intuitively, this is what I have been doing all along.

Selfish me!

"And if their wings burn, I know I'm not to blame."

**download / listen**
Air date 5th of August 2008
MARLENE DIETRICH 'Falling In Love Again'
STONE ROSES 'I Wanna Be Adored'
CATHERINE WHEEL 'Black Metallic'
THE VERVE 'Slide Away'
MAZZY STAR 'Fade Into You'
PLACEBO  'Summer's Gone'
JAMES 'Lullaby'
PETER MURPHY 'A Strange Kind Of Love'
LEGENDARY PINK DOTS 'I Love You In Your Tragic Beauty'
THE SMITHS 'Wonderful Woman'
THE CURE 'Breathe'
COCTEAU TWINS 'Seekers Who Are Lovers'
DEFTONES 'Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want'
MOUNTAIN GOATS 'Game Shows Touch Our Lives'
JOY DIVISION 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'
THE PETALS 'Simple Things'
RED HOUSE PAINTERS 'Down Colourful Hill'

Show # 7 'Electronic Renaissance Part 2'

All right. I said that the Electronic Renaissance would prevail. And so it does. And still...
the renaissance does not feel complete... of course, it is not, how could it be?

I did manage to get Kraftwerk and New Order here and I apologize for the travesty of neglecting them on part one.

Delia Derbyshire is quite an important part of the equation, as well. The sound was there in her head (as it was) and she found the best way she could to release it, on to electronic oscillators and magnetic tapes at that (quite the tedious task).

The real revelation here though was Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. They seemed to just float right out of my subconscious as the signature electronic band for myself. I really can not explain it. All I can say is, I love everything about what they did, especially back in the day. They were the complete package.

And ever still... there is so much more story to be (and yet to be) told that I can not be absolutely satisfied. But for now, this should suffice.

And I think Vince Noir would approve as well. ;^)

Air-date 29th of July 2008
Depeche Mode 'Photographic'
Human League 'Circus Of Death'
Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire 'Doctor Who Theme'
Pet Shop Boys 'Some Speculation'
Portishead 'Machine Gun'
The Knife 'The Captain'
Hot Chip 'Colours'
Kraftwerk 'Showroom Dummies'
Neu! 'Neuschnee 78'
Can 'Spoon'
Radiohead 'Skttrbrain [Four Tet RMX]'
Delia Derbyshire 'Reel-To-Beatmatching' / 'Blue Veils And Golden Sands'
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 'Introducing Radios' / 'The Messerschmitt Twins' / 'Messages' / 'Silent Running' / 'Agnus Dei' / 'Progress (live)' / 'Once When I Was Six (live)'
Joy Division 'Decades'
Cure 'All Cats Are Grey (live)'
New Order 'Everything's Gone Green'
Gary Numan and The Tubeway Army 'Are Friends Electric?'
Trisomie 21 'The Last Song'

Friday, October 3, 2008

Show # 6 'Invisible Against The Words/Autumn For M...'

*Mix Show # 3*

Vintage film.
Unrequited love.
This is what seemed to set the scene for these two particular mixes I combined for the show.

Holly Golightly approved.

Air date 22nd of July '08
Eveline 'Aphelion'Innocence Mission 'Happy The End'Cocteau Twins 'Violaine'Catherine Wheel 'The Nude'James 'Everybody Knows'Echo And The Bunnymen 'What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?'Black Tape For A Blue Girl 'Hairline Sunlight'Cure '2 Late'OMD 'Almost'Clinic 'For The Wars'Nate Ashley 'Who Left The Candles On?'Depeche Mode 'Breathe'And Also The Trees 'Brother Fear'Crime And The City Solution 'The Dolphins And The Sharks'Rothko 'Imprint Of Leaves'Mira 'Cayman'Chapterhouse 'April'Arab Strap 'Haunt Me'Morrissey 'Moon River'Moby 'Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday)'Spiritualized 'All Of My Tears'Eveline 'Agnes Martin'

Show # 5 'Electronic Renaissance part 1'

When you do an all 'electronic music' show, it's amazing how much you've realized you've left out. Hence, Electronic Renaissance part one.

I knew initially this was a given. It's impossible to fit every relevant electronic band in just one show. For example, no Kraftwerk or New Order in this show, two of the most important electronic bands ever.

My cousin Maija and sister Kalurah joined me for this show, which was very nice because the last time this happened was back in 1999, on my friend Amy and I's show on KWCW 'The Easy Cure' (which I plan to blog about at a later date).

The electronic band I apparently hold closest to my heart is revealed later in show # 7 'Electronic Renaissance pt. 2'. Stay tuned...

Note: I apologize for the poor sound quality on this one. All of my shows are recorded from the radio and the reception was not so good on this particular day. Especially on the Pet Shop Boys 'It Must Be Obvious'. For a better quality version click here.

**download** 'Electronic Renaissance pt. 1' Air Date 15th of July '08
V = Vinyl * = Request
OMD 'Julia's Song'
Autumn 'Reach You From Behind My Walls'
Ultravox 'Vienna'
Heaven 17 'Let Me Go'
Human League 'The Sound Of The Crowd'
A Flock Of Seagulls 'Wishing'
Bauhaus 'David Jay/Peter Murphy/Kevin Haskins/Daniel Ash'
Trisomie 21 'See The Devil In Me'
Cabaret Voltaire 'Motion Rotation'
Crystal Castles 'Vanished'
Depeche Mode 'Any Second Now (Voices)'
CSS 'Knife'
Ladytron 'Open Your Heart'
Erasure 'S.O.S.'
Kenickie 'Robot Song'
Legendary Pink Dots 'Film Of The Book'
The Knife 'Heartbeats (live)'
Hot Chip 'One Pure Thought'
Cure 'Back Trax (Megamix)'
Hood 'You Show No Emotion At All'
Death In June 'To Drown A Rose'
Belle And Sebastian 'Electronic Renaissance'
Pet Shop Boys 'It Must Be Obvious' V
Barnes And Barnes 'Fish Heads' *

Show # 4 'Procession...'

*Mix Show # 2*

"Procession moves on... the shouting is over."
**download** PROCESSION... Air date 8th of July 2008
V = Vinyl * = Request
Tortoise 'As You Said'
Portishead 'Only You'
Peter Gabriel 'Games Without Frontiers'
Talking Heads 'Listening Wind'
Trisomie 21 'Some Twenty-One Miles From The Coast'
And Also The Trees 'The Secret Sea'
Kraftwerk 'Radioactivity'
Massive Attack 'Teardrop'
Portishead 'Only You'
Joy Division 'As You Said'
Magnetic Fields 'I Die : You Die'
Trisomie 21 'La FĂȘte Triste'
Robert Smith 'Ariel'
The Durutti Column 'Where I Should Be'
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 'The Beginning Of The End'
Public Image Limited 'Radio Four'
Kate Bush 'Cloudbusting' V
Morrissey 'Tony The Pony' V
Cocteau Twins 'Fotzepolitic'
Big Star 'Femme Fatale' *
Modern Lovers 'Don't Let Our Youth Go To Waste'

Monday, September 15, 2008

Show # 3 'Can You Feel Me Dancing'

*Mix show # 1*

Dance Music.
We all have different ideas about what it is.
And you know what?
They are all correct.

What is 'danceable' (hmm, am I inventing words again?) to me, may leave others with furrowed brows (wha-huh?) and vice versa.

My friend Amy knows all too well about this as well.
The Cure... The Smiths... Depeche Mode... VHS Or Beta...
It is only when we hear music like this that we'll say...
"I am ready for the floor."

Amy made me a couple of mixes back in the Spring of this year.
One in particular was entitled 'Can You Feel Me Dancing?'
The title was taken from movie of the same name.
Amy and I would frequently spot it whilst at the video store and giggle and mock the rather silly-sounding title, never actually renting it.

But it made an interesting and poignant title for a mix -a sampling all of our dance music.

This show is not strictly about dancing though. But I won't go on any further about it, since in the show both Amy and I give plenty of commentary.
So you simply will just have to listen for yourself.

**download** CAN YOU FEEL ME DANCING? airdate 1st of July '08
* = request
Hot Chip 'Ready For The Floor'
Front 242 'Quite Unusual'
Reverand And The Makers 'Heavyweight Champion Of The World'
Clan Of Xymox 'Back Door'
Crystal Castles 'Crimewave'
The Organ 'Brother'
David Bowie 'I've Been Waiting For You'
Depeche Mode 'Dangerous'
Talking Heads 'Wild Wild Life'
OMD 'Enola Gay'
Teddybears 'Punkrocker'
The Cribs 'Men's Needs'
The Cure 'The Walk'
Depeche Mode 'Blue Dress' *
Covenant 'Bullet'
Does It Offend You, Yeah? 'We Are Rock Stars'
Stars 'Take Me To The Riot'
The Builders And The Butchers 'Vampire Lake'
Decemberists 'Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)'
The Shaky Hands 'Sunburn'
The Shins 'Girl Sailor'
Sonic Youth 'Superstar'
Cure 'Sleep When I'm Dead (live in Boston)' *

Tune in tomorrow...

So, the lovely people at KWCW has accepted my plea for a slot in their Fall programming!
I'm really excited because it didn't happen last Fall.

I will just have to keep up the mindset that there's no way I can run out of ideas for shows.
There really is no way actually.

To elaborate, I've even had the idea of doing a show centered around songs where the singer breaks into laughter (and yeah, there are quite a few songs).

As you can imagine, the possibilites are quite limitless.

So, if you have means, please do have a listen.
Elvis will be listening, well not really, but he would if he knew about it.
Every Tuesday afternoon
1 to 3 pm

Since I'll be doing new shows, I'm going to post the past Summer shows more rapidly. So stay in touch with the blog, you never know how soon I'll post a 'new' old one.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Show # 2 'The Radio's On Ice'

I tend to gravitate toward ‘older’ music. Well, old by today’s ultra modern standards. Don’t get me wrong. I really do like many bands today, but to be honest, quite a lot of it I’ve simply heard before, if you get my meaning.

Typical scenario: I’ll be listening to something ‘new’ and it’s quite good but then I start thinking “Hmm, that bit there reminds me of Gang of Four.” Sadly, it’s become almost inevitable. Thus, I’m always pulled back to the 70’s and 80’s.

Although nostalgia can be fun, it’s when a new band doesn’t remind me of anything, that I know they are the real deal. Mind you, this is an extremely difficult task without sounding like absolute avant-garde madness. But that’s another show.

‘Old’ music (ugh, I’ve realized how much I loathe that word), is not for everyone though. And some people (a heck of a lot) just don’t seem to appreciate or have the patience for the crackle and pop bliss that is vinyl. I most ardently am quite keen on it, in fact, there’s nothing quite like it.

Every song on this show came from the ‘vinyl era’ something I hadn’t realized at the time. So, my point is only proved further… I’m drawn to this and I suppose that it will always be my ‘familiar’. You’ll see further evidence of this in later shows.

**download** THE RADIO'S ON ICE air date 24th of June 2008
V= vinyl *= request
Death Cult ‘Too Young’Gang Of Four ‘I Will Be A Good Boy’
Tones On Tail ‘Performance’
B-52’s ‘Give Me Back My Man’Cramps ‘Goo Goo Muck’Dead Kennedys ‘Holiday In Cambodia’Cabaret Voltaire ‘Jazz the Glass’
Bauhaus ‘Of Lilies And Remains’
The Glove ‘And All Around Us The Mermaids Sang’
Cocteau Twins ‘Feathers Oar-Blades’
Damned ‘I Just Can’t Be Happy Today’Buzzcocks ‘Fiction Romance’
Josef K ‘Sorry For Laughing’Soft Boys ‘I Wanna Destroy You’ V
The Sound ‘Sense Of Purpose’ V
Comsat Angels ‘Eye Of The Lens’Magazine ‘Song From Under The Floorboards’
Wire ‘Ahead’ V
Siouxsie And The Banshees ‘Overground’ V
Wild Swans ‘The Revolutionary Spirit’The Teardrop Explodes ‘Reward’Orange Juice ‘Simply Thrilled Honey’
Neil Young ‘Mr. Soul’ * VLegendary Pink Dots ‘Cloud Zero’ V
Smiths ‘Shoplifters Of The World Unite’
Siouxsie And The Banshees ‘Dazzle’ VIcehouse ‘Great Southern Land’ VDepeche Mode ‘The Sun And The Rainfall’ V

Monday, August 25, 2008

Show # 1 'Step Into My Mainstream'

Typically, it's always difficult to think of a first show.

Until of course, you're socked straight in the face with the idea which is usually so much simpler than you thought... ''the 'playlist' on your myspace page, silly!"

Ah, yes, the 'social music experiment' which many of us audiophiles have discovered. Just another attempt at showcasing your self-proclaimed 'eclectic' musical taste and your mad DJ skills (or is it just in my head?).

'Step Into My Mainstream' was the name of this particular playlist (and yes, I've adopted the belief that 'playlist' is one word, despite spellcheck's nay-saying and I made spellcheck one word as well, take that!). The idea of this playlist is simply an example of what is part of my 'mainstream' or music I listen to everyday regularly.

So, this should be lovely, what a nice idea for a first show. This will give a general spectrum to your listening audience as of what to expect from you... yes, lovely.

Everything then shall fall into place without any effort, except...

Your playlist is about 30 minutes longer than it should be.
Thus... the dreaded word, 'edit'. Ahh! This is very difficult for someone like me.

The Girl Least Likely To...
take some songs off the playlist so as not to have a near 3 hour show! I mean, they're all really good songs and absolutely necessary to the theme 'Step Into My Mainstream', yes, each and every one!

However, in the end, I convinced myself to detach from certain songs and did edit it down to what you see below.

Note: This first show, unfortunately, was not recorded as the others were. Although, a re-recording has come to mind and may actually happen... we shall see. Meanwhile, you can check out the 'original unedited' version (music only) at my myspace page.

!!!Update!!!: Show was re-recorded in October.

STEP INTO MY MAINSTREAM ... Original air date 17th of June 2008

Cure 'Play With Me'
Devo 'Gut Feeling'
Damned 'Smash It Up Pts. 1&2
New Order 'Haystack'
Cocteau Twins 'The Spangle Maker'
Catherine Wheel 'Salt'
Radiohead 'Weird Fishes/Arpeggi'
National 'Racing Like A Pro'
Lindsey Buckingham 'Not Too Late'
Knife 'N.Y. Hotel'
Portishead 'The Rip'
PJ Harvey 'The Mountain'
Bat For Lashes 'What's A Girl To Do'
Kate Bush 'Hounds Of Love'
Raincoats 'No One's Little Girl'
Pixies 'Bird Dream Of The Olympus Mons'
Jesus And Mary Chain 'Sometimes Always'
Morrissey 'Boxers'
Gene 'Haunted By You'
U2 'Trip Through Your Wires'
House Of Freaks 'The Hammer Came Down'
Deer Tick 'These Old Shoes'
Smiths 'Wonderful Woman'
Felt 'Fortune'
Talking Heads 'Heaven'
Lou Reed 'Wagon Wheel'
Magnetic Fields 'When You're Old And Lonely'