All right, first I really feel that I must apologize to any regular listener (via download) of the show. I have yet to finish posting the rest of the Summer '09 shows and I am already well into the Fall '09 shows.
But if you have been regularly listening, you will have an inkling as to why.
Many months ago, I played for the first time an artist from Richmond, Virginia called plasticstatic on a mix show in the Spring '09 semester.
Ryan and I have since corresponded through those months and finally, in September, met in person for the very first time.
We are now engaged to be married.
So as you might have guessed, we actually got on like a house on fire and then some!
And... I have been keeping pretty busy with plans for the wedding, which will take place in November!
Due to planning, I have had to cancel a few shows already as well.
I have been feeling very guilty about this, so here I am posting Show # 3 from this Fall with extremely special guest Ryan, who is an even bigger 'music snob' than me. *haha* :^P
Oh and thanks to my 'fella' being there, I got a bit giddy and silly as well, you will NOT miss this fact.
Hopefully, this will not be the only time he can join me in the K-dub studio.
COCTEAU TWINS 'When Mama Was Moth'
JESUS AND MARY CHAIN 'Just Like Honey'
THE BOXER REBELLION 'Watermelon'
PLACEBO 'Twenty Years' YOUTH GROUP 'Skeleton Jar' THE BOXER REBELLION'This Week's Love Song'
THE MOVIES 'Pass The Music' RADIOHEAD'A Reminder'
CRANES 'Fragile (Remix)'
AND ALSO THE TREES 'Mermen Of The Lea'
COCTEAU TWINS 'Throughout The Dark Months Of April And May'
SIANspheric 'Nothing Stands'
NATE ASHLEY 'Who Left The Candles On?'
BILLY CORGAN 'Now And Then'
CRANES 'Driving In The Sun (Remix by Dimitri Tikovoi)' NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS'Are You The One That I've Been Waiting For?'
THE BOXER REBELLION 'World Without End'
YOUTH GROUP 'Piece Of Wood'
PSYCHIC TV 'Pickles And Jam'
RED HOUSE PAINTERS 'Japanese To English'
MORRISSEY 'Seasick, Yet Still Docked'
I Wish I Was A Crowbar / (Symbols) / Fashion Mistake Of The Decade / British Radars / [Untitled] / John Clyde-Evans / Myself / Failed Medic / I've Forgotten How to Live / Beware, Falling Ox / Further Woodland / 20x / Sometimes Doomed / Crushed By Life / The Field Is Cut / Being Beaten Up / Silent '88 / Her Innocent Stock Of Words / Trust Me, I'm A Stomach / Love Is Dead But Never Buried / Empty Canvas / I Didn't Think You Were Going To Hit Me In The Face / Choosing A Grimace / 70s Manual Worker / How Bad Can It Be / Impossible Calm / Feel the Rush / (Coming In From The Avant Garde) / The Leaves Grow Old And Fall And Die / Houses Tilting Towards The Sea / Untitled II / Untitled III / Fog Projections / Interlude / Killing The Band / The Go-Between / The Rain Never Tires / Attempts To Revive The Victim Failed / I Can't Find My Brittle Youth / This Is It Forever / Names For Rain / But I Was Only A Bystander / This Year's First Storm
Lots of requests, unusually as I'm such a stickler for a planned playlist.
Jason - Sigur Rós
Maija - Pinback & She Wants Revenge Brenda - My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire & Fiery Furnaces Ryan - who overwhelmed with a such a vast knowledge of music could not seem to decide on a request so he left it in my hands. ( I think the Ride especially sufficed though)
So a big thanks to them for bringing some spontaneity to my last show.
But wait, dry your eyes...
I should be back in a few weeks sometime in June for KWCW's Summer Programming.
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."