dj Hugonaut

Freeform music live on WCBN

Fall 2006 Monday 9am; Winter 2007 to Fall 2008 Thur 1pm
WCBN 88.3fm / wcbn.org / podcast

Dj Distal


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And just like that, my reign as a WCBN dj concludes. I promised myself that if I went back to school, I would get on the radio. That was a good plan.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:04 PM If There’s Such A Thing As Love The Magnetic Fields I
1:06 PM Run DNA The Avalanches El Producto
1:09 PM The Search for Cherry Red Jonathan Fire Eater Tremble Under Boom Lights
1:13 PM For Lovin’ Me Gordon Lightfoot Complete Greatest Hits
1:15 PM I’m All Over You Mutronium
1:23 PM Santa Claus is a Black Man AKIM & the Teddy Vann Production Company A John Waters Christmas
1:26 PM La Culebra The Company
1:28 PM My Medicine Snoop Dogg Ego Trippin’
1:31 PM How Can You Sleep With the Light On In Your Head Martin Tielli
1:42 PM Deteriorata National Lampoon
1:45 PM The Problem Godley & Creme Snack Attack
1:49 PM Winter Walking Song Martes Martes Dragon Cat Fox Can Scn
1:51 PM Can’t Run But Paul Simon Rhythm of the Saints
2:02 PM Why You Wanna Mess It All Up Rachelle Ferrell Individuality
2:05 PM Let Me Do It To You J.J. Cale Troubadour
2:06 PM Synthesizer Guide Book on Fire The Boredoms Chocolate Synthesizer
2:08 PM We R In Control Neil Young Trans
2:13 PM Do You Like Boys? Freezepop Future Future Future Perfect
2:19 PM Apollo 18 They Might Be Giants Narrow Your Eyes
2:21 PM Randy Newman Great Nations of Europe Bad Love
2:24 PM Old Crow Medicine Show Bobcat Tracks Big Iron World
2:26 PM Indians Roxy Gordon roxygordon.com
2:34 PM The Virgins Chris Buhalis myspace
2:39 PM When A Man Loves A Women Jerry Lee Lewis Southern Roots
2:43 PM Everything is Borrowed The Streets Everything is Borrowed
2:46 PM Gum Mustard Plug
2:49 PM The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton The Mountain Goats All Hail West Texas
2:51 PM Occapella Lee Dorsey Voodoo Soul
2:53 PM Air Travel Ray & Bob The Golden Age of American Rock n’ Roll

Dj Ventral


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The show was pretty much The Very Best Mixtape from Esay Mwamwaya and Radioclit plus a few other songs. You can get it here, or many other places around the internet.

Hey, can you believe that 50+ shows later, I’m still finding hours of music I really want to play? Some of it isn’t even repeats.

  • hugonaut09dec2008.mp3
Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:12 PM Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit Get It Up The Very Best Mixtape
1:13 PM No Sex for Ben The Rapture GTA 4 OST
1:13 PM Goin’ Down South R.L. Burnside A Bothered Mind
1:13 PM Jimmy M.I.A. Kala
1:16 PM Flintsones Theme Black Lodge Singers
1:23 PM Snow Falls in November Julie Dorion Goodnight Nobody
1:27 PM I Lost My Baby Jean Leloup Joue de la Guitare
1:35 PM Unchained Melody Peter Sellers
1:36 PM Olvidado Anika & Edunetto Visiones
1:42 PM Old Sad Songs Lucero Tennessee
1:44 PM Sigmund Frued’s Impression of Albert Einstein in America Randy Newman Little Criminals
1:46 PM Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
1:49 PM Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa The Very Best (Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit) The Very Best Mixtape
1:57 PM Third Rail Ben Allison Peace Pipe
1:59 PM The Matador The Mighty Imperials Daptone 45s
2:03 PM Telescope Mind Tussle Pow!
2:08 PM Bush-Drum Neu! Neu!
2:10 PM The Staunton Lick Lemon Jelly ky
2:24 PM Plaisir d’Amour Joan Baez The Lovesong Album
2:25 PM Al Green Jesus is Waiting Call Me
2:27 PM Monotonous Eartha Kitt Sings Songs from New Faces
2:35 PM Hey Pocky A-Way The Meters Rejuvenation
2:38 PM Hide & Seek The Very Best (Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit) The Very Best Mixtape
2:42 PM When Love Was The Law in Los Angeles Tarwater Spider Smile
2:46 PM Take it As It Comes Charles Bradley and Sugarman & Co Daptone 45s
2:50 PM Annie Kid Creole & the Coconuts Mutant Disco

Dj Dorsal

Or, “Please Put Out Her Grace’s Hair”

, a sentence not actually included in this week’s show, but which I enjoyed despite of myself in “The Duchess”, which is no longer playing at the Michigan, sorry.

Or, “Huh!”, a la Neil Diamond in “Cherry Cherry”, which was indeed included in this week’s show. Except that Huh! doesn’t quite capture the glottal drop at the end of syllable as Diamond performs it, and “Hugh!” is a misrepresentation in the context of this website.


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This week’s set break music courtesy of the OC Remix community and Super Street Fighter II Tubo HD. Now that’s a video game title.

Here’s Neil Young live at Canterbury House in Ann Arbor, 1968, via NPR.

I didn’t get around to this. Next week:

Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:01 PM Data Redux Young Canadians No Escape
1:03 PM Baby Hates Me Danko Jones
1:06 PM Drunk Kid Koala Xen Cuts
1:11 PM Cherry Cherry Neil Diamond Hot August Nights
1:15 PM noatak.1 Boards Of Canada Hooper Bay
1:30 PM Your Belgian Things The Mountain Goats We Shall All Be Healed
1:37 PM Silver Sparkle Amps Mixel Pixel Rainbow Panda
1:38 PM Star Blanket Morning Child Brightblack Morning Light Brightblack Morning Light
1:50 PM Anirog Da Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy
1:50 PM Free Radical The Flaming Lips At War With the Mystics
1:58 PM Come On Teacher Joel Plaskett Truthfully Truthfully
2:06 PM Gallow Pole Led Zeppelin Request
2:08 PM One Night of Love Karen Dalton In My Own Time
2:11 PM Teenage Caveman Beat Happening You Turn Me On
2:14 PM Fight For Your Mind Ben Harper Burn One Down Request
2:17 PM Back in Our Minds Funkadelic Maggot Brain Request
2:19 PM White Lightning Waylon Jennings The Journey
2:25 PM Burn Out The Cinematic Orchestra Every Day
2:27 PM Army Dreamers Kate Bush The Whole Story
2:27 PM Where Did All the Money Go? NPR Planet Money Podcast with Niall Ferguson npr.org
2:40 PM Lonely Financial Zone Jonathan Richman
2:49 PM Bookstore Rap Neil Young Live at the Cantebury House 1968 npr.org
2:49 PM Loner Neil Young Live at the Cantebury House 1968
2:55 PM I’ve Been Waiting For You Neil Young Live at the Cantebury House 1968
2:56 PM Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa The Very Best (Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit) The Very Best Mixtape

Dj Proximal


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Drink some of this, it will put colour in your cheeks! Includes two attempts at Frank Zappa.

BTW, the podcast has been acting strangely lately. Apologies for any inconvenience. It should be mostly OK now, but let me know if you encounter any ectoplasm.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:01 PM My Sweet Potato Booker T. and the M.G.s And Now!
1:03 PM Klezmeil Queen of the Swamp The Brillantinas Locos Instrumentales
1:05 PM Flyin’ on 747 Kid Loco DJ Kicks
1:10 PM Do Not Go Quietly Unto Your Grave Morphine Good
1:13 PM Bees Caribou The Milk of Human Kindness
1:19 PM Punks in the Beerlight Silver Jews Tanglewood Numbers
1:23 PM You Moved In Smog The Doctor Came At Dawn
1:36 PM Sleeper Eliza Gilkyson Going Driftless
1:38 PM Baby Step Back Gordon Lightfoot Greatest Hits
1:42 PM Burn it Off Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Dukes of Hazzard Soundtrack
1:45 PM Son of Mr. Green Genes Frank Zappa Hot Rats
2:00 PM Sexuality Billy Bragg Don’t Try This At Home
2:02 PM Voices from the Wilderness Martin Tielli We Didn’t Even Suspect He Was the Poppy Salesman
2:06 PM Tijuana Bibles Gorilla Stomp Rock and Roll Fighting
2:11 PM the Mercury Program Leaving Capitol City For Good From the Vapor of Gasoline
2:15 PM Red Right Ankle Decemberists
2:25 PM Sound of Love Danko Jones
2:27 PM Gone Gone Gone Charlie Feathers Uh Huh Honey
2:28 PM C.R. Avery When I’m Gone Chainsmoking Blues
2:33 PM Nova Scotia Robots Boards Of Canada
2:34 PM I Don’t Love You The Dishrags Vancouver Complication
2:35 PM Needy Girl Chromeo She’s In Control
2:43 PM Campus Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
2:47 PM Tania Maria Transamazonica Dancefloor Jazz 4
2:49 PM PJ Harvey The Piano White Chalk
2:53 PM The Rheostatics Legal Age Life at Variety Store Whale Music
2:55 PM Color in Your Cheeks The Mountain Goats

DJ Christmas Boyfriend


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Because several people asked, the answer is James Howard Kunstler. You can hear the entire talk here. Because several other people asked, the answer is National Lampoon’s Radio Dinner album, specifically the “Phono Funnies” track.

Neil Young's American Stars and Bars

As promised, one of the greatest album covers of all time.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:04 PM This is Arnie School of Public Health Toxic Tour of Detroit
1:04 PM The Chob We’re Pretty Quick
1:07 PM The Marching Song Pointed Sticks Vancouver Complication
1:07 PM Restrooms Domiana Carter Detroit Toxic Tour
1:08 PM What’s He Building in There Tom Waits Mule Variations
1:10 PM A Normal Day Bob Snider Words and Pictures
1:18 PM The Only Living Boy in New York Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
1:19 PM Mutual Slump DJ Shadow Endtroducing
1:23 PM Satan is the Whistler Rheostatics Night of the Shooting Stars
1:33 PM Insomniac Olympics Blockhead Music by Cavelight
1:38 PM Food Stamp Blues Treme Brass Band Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary
1:47 PM The Wedge Boom Pam Puerto Rican Nights
1:57 PM Elevator Music Beck The Information
1:58 PM Season of the Witch Donovan
2:00 PM at the Commonwealth Club James Kunstler Mar 29 2007 www.globalpublicmedia.org/james_howard_kunstler_remarks_to_the_commonwealth_club_of_california
2:08 PM Leb Wohl Neu! Neu! 75
2:14 PM Trance Manual John Vanderslice Pixel Revolt
2:20 PM Highway Girl (Double Suicide) The Tragically Hip
2:25 PM Cocaine Habit Old Crow Medicine Show Big Iron World
2:32 PM Moonshiner Jolie Holland Springtime Can Kill You
2:36 PM Freakwater My Old Drunk Friend Feels Like the Third Time
2:39 PM Phone Funnies National Lampoon Radio Dinner
2:40 PM Holiday In Cambodia Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
2:46 PM Dewek Jenson TUC Radio
2:46 PM The Warning Hot Chip The Warning
2:55 PM Will to Love Neil Young American Stars N’ Bars

Playing Your Requests Before You Make Them


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I don’t know if that’s good music, but it sure is something.

  • hugonaut11nov2008.mp3
Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:04 PM ‘Til the Money Runs Out Tom Waits Heartattack and Vine
1:05 PM First I Look at the Purse J. Geils Band 31 Songs
1:08 PM Translucent Bubblyfish bubblyfish.com
1:12 PM Twisted Little Man Michael J. Sheehy Deadwood: Music from HBO Original Series
1:19 PM Electric Worm Beastie Boys The Mix Up
1:22 PM Candy Jail Silver Jews Lookout Mountain Lookout Sea
1:22 PM Mississipi River J.J. Cale Grasshopper
1:25 PM Who’s to Say Blanche If We Can’t Trust the Doctors
1:36 PM Every Way But Loose Plunky & Oneness of Juju Initial Grooves
1:39 PM El Pico Ratatat Ratatat
1:45 PM Beyond Belief Lambchop The Decline of Country and Western Civilization
1:49 PM These Burgers The Moldy Peaches The Moldy Peaches
1:51 PM Alpha and Omega Boards Of Canada Geogaddi
1:59 PM Apocalypso Monochrome Set Love Zombies
2:02 PM Funky Broadway Wilson Pickett Soul to Soul
2:05 PM The Applejack Joe Morris Atlantic Rhythm and Blues
2:10 PM circle.1 Boards Of Canada Hooper Bay
2:11 PM Overglazed The Breeders Mountain Battles
2:13 PM The Devil Never Sleeps Iron & Wine The Shepherd’s Dog
2:16 PM Everything in it’s Wrong Place Dj Panzah Zandahz Me and This Army
2:17 PM Idioteque Calisthenics feat. Gift of Gab and Cut Chemist Dj Panzah Zandahz Me and This Army
2:20 PM Dyambo Hugh Masekala Dancefloor Jazz 4
2:23 PM Gracias a la Vida (instrumental) Violeta Parra & Los Calchakis
2:27 PM Cottage For Sale James Brown Ballads
2:37 PM Down Home Girl Old Crow Medicine Show Big Iron World
2:38 PM Blue Yodel #9 Jimmie Rodgers Recordings 1927-1933
2:41 PM 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (WXPN Live) Lucinda Williams Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
2:45 PM Chicken Soup for the Fuck You Shout Out Out Out Not Saying/Just Saying
2:53 PM The Curse of Ka’Zar Lemon Jelly Lost Horizons

A Badly Recorded Thumb War with John Hodgman

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A couple of weeks ago John Hodgman was in town, and as engineer for T. Hetzel’s Living Writers show, I got to meet the man and watch him through a glass partition for an hour. JKH may only score as a minor celebrity on the vertigously logarithmic US celebritometer scale, but he’s one of the few that I might actually be giddy about meeting, and I was giddy.

The interview was great, and John is by any metric of sober non-giddiness a real pleasure to interact with. He’s (surprise!) funny and interesting and affable. Which may actually be surprising if you’ve read Kurt Vonnegut’s description of the social lives of writers; roughly paraphrased: people expect writers to be articulate and sparkling, since they may write articulate and sparkling things. But the truth is they require two years locked in a room to get just a few basic thoughts out of themselves, and when forced to relate to humans in real time (here I’m quoting) “drag themselves through society like a gut-shot bear”.

Hodgman’s books are about being funny and interesting and affable, and yet that is what he is, so there you go.

The interview is great, T. did a lovely job as she usually does and John needed little prodding. They do in fact engage in a thumb war at one point.

Which brings me to my involvement. Since I first listened to this audio, I have been gradually forgiving myself, but it still pains me to say this: I screwed up the levels. John initially asked for more volume in the headphones, and I chose a very stupid way of bringing those levels up. Consequently there is clipping and distortion, to a degree that significantly detract from the experience. No, I couldn’t hear it when it was happening, but there were three different meters that I failed to absorb visually. Oh man, it still hurts. It does start getting better around minute 8, but it never gets good.

Anyhow, I’m putting the audio up because despite my ineptitude, it’s still worth listening to.

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She Won’t Disport With Me


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Not actually an election-day show. But it was more than usually driven by people calling in and telling me what to play or commenting on what was playing, so that is democracy of a sort.

  • hugonaut04nov2008.mp3
Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:04 PM Wait For Your Approval Young Canadians No Escape
1:05 PM Just A Little Bit Jerry Lee Lewis Southern Roots
1:08 PM The Look of Love Dorothy Ashby The Art of Afro Harping
1:12 PM Katie Cruel Karen Dalton In My Own Time
1:15 PM Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Kid Koala Ninja Cuts Funkungfusion
1:21 PM Lighten Up Morrissey Sparks Exotic Creatures of the Deep
1:25 PM Pinniped/Quadraped Diplo Sound and Fury
1:36 PM Nazionale Neu! Neu! 4
1:37 PM Losing My Edge LCD Soundsystem Losing My Edge
1:47 PM Staring at the Sun TV on the Radio Young Liars
1:53 PM Soul to Soul Ike & Tina Turner Soul to Soul Original Soundtrack
1:55 PM Third Rail Ben Allison Peace Pipe
1:59 PM Pass the Hatchet Roger and the Gypsies Saturday Night Fish Fry: New Orleans Funk and Soul
2:03 PM Dirty Ice Cream Dan Melchior Fire Breathing Clones on Cellular Phones
2:04 PM Cubs in Five The Mountain Goats Nine Black Poppies
2:08 PM Top Floor Bottom Buzzer Morphine The Night
2:12 PM Big Man Restless Kissing the Pink Naked
2:19 PM Daft Punk Is Playing At My House LCD Soundsystem LCD Soundsystem
2:23 PM Underground Hand Kleptones Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be
2:27 PM This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us Sparks
2:30 PM Sister Anne MC5 High Time
2:43 PM News Travels Fast C.R. Avery
2:51 PM Meat Man Jerry Lee Lewis Southern Roots
2:51 PM News Travels Fast C.R. Avery
2:53 PM State Trooper Bruce Springsteen Nebraska
2:56 PM Triumph of the Pigs that Ran Straightaway into the Water The Mountain Goats We Shall All Be Healed
2:59 PM The Book of Right On Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender

A Tablespoon of Codeine


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Starts slow and builds, more or less, less or more. Ends with back-to-back frenetic Fred Eaglesmith and Nina Simone. I haven’t listened to it since, but in the studio I thought I might even have gotten away with that bit.

  • hugonaut28oct2008.mp3
Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:02 PM Junk Paul McCartney McCartney
1:04 PM Famous Blue Raincoat Marissa Nadler Songs III: Bird on the Water
1:09 PM Fly Hawaii B.J. Cole/Luke Vibert Stop the Panic
1:13 PM Tablespoon of Codeine John Vanderslice Emerald City
1:17 PM Cotton The Mountain Goats We Shall All Be Healed
1:26 PM History Repeating Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey Descksanddrumsandrockandroll *by request
1:35 PM Carmelita Fred Eaglesmith Times is Changin’
1:38 PM Timba Am Gaya The Mutants Locos Instrumentales
1:40 PM Minneapolis Lucinda Williams World Without Tears
1:44 PM After Hours Caribou Andorra
1:49 PM Midnight Rambler The Rolling Stones Let it Bleed
2:03 PM Up With People Lambchop Nixon
2:07 PM Everything is Free Gillian Welch Time (the Revelator)
2:11 PM When A Man Loves A Women Jerry Lee Lewis Southern Roots
2:16 PM Big Belt Buckle Tijuana Bibles Rock and Roll Fighting
2:19 PM Bank Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton What is Free to a Good Home?
2:25 PM Big in Japan Tom Waits Mule Variations
2:28 PM I’m Good I’m Gone Lykke Li Youth Novels
2:36 PM St St St Glenna Garramone www.glenna-g.com
2:41 PM Summertime Booker T. and the M.G.s And Now!
2:46 PM Talkin’ Rebirth Brass Band Talkin’ Loud But Sayin’ Something DJ Concerned
2:54 PM Do You Love Me Now Fred Eaglesmith Fred J. Eaglesmith
2:55 PM My Way Nina Simone Legends

Sucking the Milk Out of 1000 Cows

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After borrowing the jumper cables from Tom, wandered through southern rock, hip hop, groove, pop and inevitably ended up flailing around in the mash-up end of the kiddy pool. Fresh trax from Lucinda Williams and Vampire Weekend. It was good for me.

How great is that new station ID that was playing before my show started?

And does anybody have more ideas for dj names that start with the “hyu” sound?

  • hugonaut21oct2008.mp3
Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:02 PM Pow! Tussle Telescope Mind
1:05 PM We R In Control Neil Young Trans
1:09 PM Pontiac Tom Waits Orphans
1:11 PM Lie To Me Tom Waits Orphans
1:13 PM Pontiac Rod Picott A Tribute: The Songs of Fred Eaglesmith
1:17 PM Pontiac Mahjongg
1:22 PM Rainy Day Blues Fred Eaglesmith Fred J. Eaglesmith
1:28 PM M89 Vampire Weekend
1:36 PM Against Pollution The Mountain Goats We Shall All Be Healed
1:40 PM L’Ennui Flobots Onomatopoeia
1:43 PM Dr. Carter Lil’ Wayne Tha Carter 3
1:48 PM A Tune for Jack Lemon Jelly ky
1:57 PM Rod’s Brain The Metalunas Locos Instrumentales
2:05 PM Meat Man Jerry Lee Lewis Southern Roots
2:05 PM If You Want to Get to Heaven Ozark Mountain Daredevils The Best Of
2:08 PM Well Well Well Lucinda Williams Little Honey
2:12 PM Amerika v6.0 (The Best We Can Do) Steve Earle Jerusalem
2:17 PM The Virgins Chris Buhalis myspace.com/chrisbuhalis
2:26 PM Hercules Aaron Neville New Orleans Funk (1960 – 1975)
2:28 PM The Big Ship Brian Eno Another Green World
2:31 PM Mas Que Nada Dizzy Gillespie Swing Low Sweet Cadillac
2:37 PM Thunder on the Mountain Bob Dylan Modern Times
2:46 PM Dog’s Got a Bone The Beta Band The 3 EPs
2:50 PM Run DNA The Avalanches El Producto
2:53 PM Ottoman Vampire Weekend Nick & Norah Soundtrack
2:57 PM I Like the Girls Who Do Max Miller
3:02 PM Beastie Ketchup Go Home Productions

It’s Hard to Hold a Grudge Against the Sun

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Colour me cathartized.

After I announced that the Ann Arbor Dub Project was playing at the Michigan Medical Marijuana Benefit, I got a call.
“Did you say the Ann Arbor Dub Project was playing?”
“Yes, I did.”
“That’s weird, we broke up a while ago. Nobody told me.”

Ouch. Somebody else having a bad day.

“Jean jacket reeks in the warm rain.” — Midwest Main Street, Great Lake Myth Society, 2nd best lyric of the week

“I went down hard, got up like a champ.” — Humdinger, Old Crow Medicine Show, 1st best lyric of the week

battleofthebits

  • hugonaut14oct2008.mp3
Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:03 PM Goodbye Sweet Daisy Old Crow Medicine Show Greetings From WAWA
1:04 PM Summertime Booker T. and the M.G.s Best Of
1:06 PM Midwest Main Street Great Lakes Myth Society Compass Rose Bouquet
1:08 PM Who is He (And What is He to You) Bill Withers
1:14 PM Saint Cloud Six Organs of Admittance School of the Flower
1:18 PM Grasshopper J.J. Cale Grasshopper
1:20 PM Society Cortney Tidwell Don’t Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up
1:24 PM Pour it On Dock Old Crow Medicine Show Greetings From WAWA
1:29 PM Ololufe Mi Koola Lobitos Nigeria 70 – The Definitive Story of 1970’s Funky Lago
1:39 PM Another Green World Brian Eno The Big Ship
1:39 PM Drop Thumb Medley Steve Martin Comedy is Not Pretty!
1:42 PM Summertime Louis Armstrong feat. Ella Fitzgerald
1:52 PM Autumn Walking Song Martes Martes Dragon Cat Fox Can Scn
1:52 PM Buckets of Rain Neko Case Live From Austin TX
1:54 PM You Make Me Happy Alton Ellis Studio One Disco
2:00 PM Ain’t No Sunshine Bill Withers Greatest Hits
2:06 PM Queen Bee Taj Mahal The Essential
2:08 PM Side B (Excerpt) The Cansecos Juiced
2:13 PM Humdinger Old Crow Medicine Show Tennessee Pusher
2:18 PM Football Results Michael Bentine
2:24 PM Family Tradition Hank Williams Jr. Family Tradition
2:24 PM Hotter Than Mojave in My Heart Irid Dement Infamous Angel
2:26 PM Neon Beanbag Stereolab Chemical Chords
2:35 PM Empty Bottles The Magik Markers Boss
2:38 PM George Gershwin Peter Sellers
2:39 PM Where I’m From Digable Planets Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
2:43 PM The Science Murs Murs For President
2:48 PM di gals dem wump dem chomp tl battleofthebits.org
2:51 PM BLEEDMASTER ZEBRA JAM 4000 bleedmaster battleofthebits.org

Riding the Human Highway

In which Reverend Andrew [First Church of the Atlantic (De-Hydrated) Eternal Pope of the Western Lands] and I finally spring a plan we’ve been hatching for a long time: a tribute to Neil Young and Devo’s 1982 apocalyptic-art-comedy film Human Highway. Starring Mark Mothersbaugh (who never takes off his rubber mask), Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper and Neil himself as bumbling gas jockey. Needless to say, this is one of the odder films I’ve seen, and we made no effort to build a less-odd musical sequence around it. We just plugged a vcr into the board, popped in a VHS tape, and let it go. Then played a bunch of related music over top of that, since just listening to movie dialog is mostly pretty boring.

If that sounds like something you’d like to experience, experience it now:

And here’s the rough list of songs we played:

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poster for human highway

  • humanhighway09oct2008.mp3
Playtime Title Artist Album Label
10:36 AM human highway (movie) Neil Young
10:37 AM video killed the radio star buggles the age of plastic warner
10:37 AM After the Goldrush The Flaming Lips
10:49 AM love without anger the aquabats we are not devo
10:53 AM this note’s for you Neil Young
10:54 AM time out for fun voodoo glow skuls we are not devo
11:00 AM last trip to tulsa Neil Young
11:06 AM el mongoloido possum dixon we are not devo
11:25 AM blockhead ridel high we are not devo
11:32 AM the day my baby gave me a surprise the vandals we are not devo
11:38 AM Devo whip it Greatest Hits
11:39 AM computer cowboy Neil Young Trans

Renaissance of the Euro-Trash Girl

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Bit flustered today, as I arrived in the station to find that I had left my musical selections on my bed. Still, the show went on. There was one really terrible transition (can you spot it?) and a bunch of good old music. Solo Johnny.

  • hugonaut07oct2008.mp3
Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:04 PM Sexual Healing Hot 8 Brass Band Talkin’ Loud But Sayin’ Something
1:13 PM Arrow Through Me Wings Back to the Egg
1:16 PM Soul Fire Lee “Scratch” Perry Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread
1:20 PM No Hay Problemas Art Blakey Dancefloor Jazz 4
1:25 PM Gimmie the Nightclub (dj BC edit) Dan Meth
1:39 PM Eurotrash Girl Cracker Kerosene Hat
1:40 PM Lay Lady Lady Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline
1:51 PM Sample and Hold Neil Young Lucky Thirteen
1:53 PM Gut Feeling Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo
1:54 PM Don’t Be Angry Nappy Brown
1:57 PM Rockity Roll Mike Doughty Laundrytown
2:00 PM Abydos Sir Richard Bishop
2:03 PM Fever Peggy Lee
2:06 PM Yeti Caribou The Milk of Human Kindness
2:11 PM Dilaudid (Marrtronix Remix) The Mountain Goats Dilaudid
2:14 PM The Ghettysburg Address Lambchop The Decline of Country and Western Civilization
2:20 PM You Are A Runner and I Am My Father’s Son Wolf Parade Apologies to the Queen Mary
2:25 PM Royskopp’s Night Out Royskopp 32 Canciones
2:37 PM Let Them Knock Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings 100 Days 100 Nights
2:40 PM St. Elmo’s Fire Stereolab Fires
2:43 PM Twisted Little Man Michael J. Sheehy Deadwood Soundtrack
2:47 PM Mondo Bongo Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros Global A Go-Go
2:55 PM Thirteen Days J.J. Cale 5
2:57 PM Colours Hot Chip

Pathos and Bathos

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A mix of candy-fun pop, angry political choices, and segues between them. I got to say “I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me From Being the Master” twice and play requests dedicated to the economic crisis. Also spent some time in the west and specifically California.

  • hugonaut30sep08.mp3
Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:01 PM What We Do Is Wrong Freeway
1:01 PM You Can’t Stop Us Now Nas
1:01 PM Clap Yo Hands Naughty By Nature
1:04 PM Garbage Pickers Blanche If We Can’t Trust the Doctors
1:07 PM Peter Gunn Roy Buchanan Deluxe Edition
1:10 PM That Certain Female Charlie Feathers Uh Huh Honey
1:13 PM Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee Stick Mcghee Atlantic Rhythm and Blues
1:19 PM Do You Like Boys? Freezepop Future Future Future Perfect
1:23 PM I’m Good I’m Gone Lykke Li Youth Novels
1:23 PM Wonderful People Q And Not U Power
1:32 PM Low Rider J.J. Cale Number 10
1:33 PM Red is the Color Steve Earle Washington Square Serenade
1:37 PM Look at Miss Ohio Gillian Welch Soul Journey
1:41 PM Call of the Wild Wall of Voodoo Call of the Wild
1:48 PM California Uber Alles Dead Kennedys
1:50 PM Sink With California Youth Brigade Sink With Kalifonija
1:56 PM Government Brand Camille and Alexander McGregor Ponies in the Surf
2:02 PM Emcee Murdah K-Os Joyful Rebellion
2:06 PM Onomatopoeia Flobots
2:10 PM Alice in Chains Rooster Dirt
2:16 PM Sam Stone John Prine Great Days
2:22 PM Strange Overtones David Byrne and Brian Eno Everything that Happens Will Happen Today
2:25 PM Wild Mountain Honey Steve Miller
2:34 PM Kukuxumusu Electric Six I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me From Being the Master
2:38 PM Shadows Midnight Juggernauts Dystopia
2:40 PM The Last Mall Steely Dan Everything Must Go
2:44 PM Put it Off The Tragically Hip Trouble at the Henhouse
2:49 PM Cheap and Cheerful The Kills Midnight Boom
2:54 PM China Girl Iggy Pop The Idiot

Living Writers: Sam Quinones

I’m engineering the Living Writers show for the term. Yesterday T. had Sam Quinones on, and I thought it was an especially good interview, so I’m including it here as bonus radio.

Sam is exactly as chill and interesting in person as he sounds in the interview. It felt like meeting a celebrity, except celebrities are supposed to be dicks, and I’d never actually heard of him before.

(I’m not sure if the audio above will work, as I’m linking to it from the wcbn server. Let me know if it doesn’t play or download for you.)

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You Want to Be In the Band, You Got to Put Your Hat On

Playlist

This week was great and fun.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:01 PM Chicken Soup for the Fuck You Shout Out Out Out Not Saying/Just Saying
1:05 PM Tell the Police the Truth Mahjongg myspace or something
1:10 PM We Hate the Pigs Cause the Pigs Hate Us Kiwi
1:12 PM Cubs in Five The Mountain Goats Nine Black Poppies
1:18 PM Texas Eagle Steve Earle Mountain
1:19 PM Someday Blanche If We Can’t Trust the Doctors
1:22 PM Hello in There John Prine Great Days
1:27 PM Abacua Manteca Diggin the Crates for Afro Cuban Funk
1:37 PM If I Sang it Pretty Bob Snider Catterwaul and Doggerell
1:39 PM Freeway to Stairbird (Live) Rev. Billy C. Wirtz Pianist Envy
1:41 PM One Mint Julep The Clovers Atlantic Rhythm and Blues
1:45 PM Just A Little Bit Jerry Lee Lewis Southern Rock
1:48 PM When I Feel the Sea Beneath My Soul Taj Mahal The Essential
1:49 PM White Lightning Waylon Jennings The Journey: Destiny’s Child
1:54 PM Revelry Kings of Leon Only By the Night
1:57 PM San Bernadino The Mountain Goats Heretic Pride
2:01 PM Family Tree TV on the Radio Dear Science
2:07 PM Everything is Borrowed The Streets Everything is Borrowed
2:10 PM You Go To Satan Rube Waddell Hobo Train
2:14 PM When Dey Wud No Crawfish Old Crow Medicine Show Greetings From WAWA
2:16 PM Codiene Fred Eaglesmith Dusty
2:23 PM Young Bride Midlake The Trials of Van Ocupanther
2:28 PM Isn’t Anything My Bloody Valentine Soft as Snow (But Warm Inside)
2:30 PM Aretha Sing One for Me George Jackson
2:33 PM Nggg DJ Champion Chill Em’ All
2:37 PM Finger Danko Jones Sleep is the Enemy
2:40 PM Sequinsizer The Beta Band To You Alone/Sequinsizer
2:47 PM Sabroso Como el Guarapo Orquestra Sublime Diggin the Crates for Afro Cuban Funk
2:51 PM Many Moons Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase
2:54 PM 1976 RJD2 Since We Last Spoke

Who’s Been Playing Records in His Bedroom?

Playlist

Who Disco?
Who Techno?
Who Hip-Hop?
Who Be-Bop?
Who’s been playing records in his bedroom?

Who rocks out?
Who’s spaced out?
Who brings you?
Who sings you?
Who’s still workin’ on his masterpiece?

The great intoxication
The mental generation
Sound effects & laughter
Stupid ever after
Hopin’ it was cranked up
Loud enough for you to hear

He’s drunk and he’s insistent
Shy but he’s persistent
Boisterous & jumpy
Disorganized & funky
Every day he wonders
What the hell she sees in me?

— David Byrne, The Great Intoxication

When I write the post for each radio episode, I usually say how great/fun the show was. Then sometimes I delete that and write something less adjectivey, or leave it without comment. The thing is, for me every show is great and fun. I love doing radio. When I started (just over a year ago now, oh my) I usually sat in the chair. Partially because back then I was doing the 6am slot and I was tired, but mostly because that was the body language of most of the other djs I had trained with. Nowadays I’m driven to stand through the whole show. Or, yes, dance. I love doing this stuff.

Doing radio is probably an anachronism. Having one clique of the technically anointed choosing the playlist for a region may not make sense in a long-tail world of customized content. Everybody has the technological power to access the zeitgeist, or the many mini-zeitgeists of genre and locale, and shape their own experiences of them. Why would you count on radio djs to pick the music, when their only real credential is that they were willing to jump through some training hoops and caffeinate themselves through a first-term early morning shift? If you have internet and a willingness to deploy peer-to-peer software, you effectively have access to a larger music library than any physical radio station can house. And if you can read some audio blogs and music interzines, or just go to some local shows, you can get just as solid a finger on the pulse of the scene as anybody else, including the wannabegentsia with the clever names on the radio.

Apparently I don’t believe in the relevance of the college dj. So why do it? For one, ego, obviously. It’s fun to think of yourself as a radio disc jockey. But wait, there’s more. It’s true that having a real live person doing the work of putting songs together into a musical comment thread is different than having the intercloud dump a bunch of generally great music on you. Knowing that there is some one person doing it is does enhance the focus somehow. And for some reason, it helps if you know they are within a few miles of you. There is a bit of drama there. The real possibility of failure makes it more interesting. (And that’s one thing I know I can provide to an audience.)

But these are reasons why I like listening to radio, not why I like doing it. I should point out: I don’t just like listening to campus radio. I love it. College djs didn’t know they were getting me through my first two years of undergrad. They didn’t know they made my computer-staring existence in Virginia a degree of exciting. They don’t know they chivvied me through a good portion of this new degree thing I’ve been doing. They don’t know I miss them now that I’m in an office and can’t crank the radio when other folks are in there.

I recently had an email exchange with the wcbn programming director in which we both admitted that we kept cassette tapes of campus radio during undergrad. That’s right, when I got home from class I used to sit down at my desk, turn on the radio on my early 90’s stereo and press record on the tape deck. If the song wasn’t good, I would back it up, then press record again, in case the next one was. And those tapes got played again and again, and I regret not knowing where they are today.

So I definitely like listening to campus/community radio, but again: why do I like doing it? I could play the same music at home. And I sure do. Well, the ego, as mentioned. And the sense of power. Driving the transmitter tower, coating the whole town in radio frequency electromagnetic waves of my own choosing! And I really think I have some music to play that someone in town might like, as so many djs have played music which was a big deal to me. When you’re in the booth it’s hard to conceptualize the audience, but they must be out there. Sometimes they even call to tell you so. If there’s a slim chance I’m replicating the role of the djs who have shown me so much great and unexpected music, that’s an exciting chance.

Anywho, this week’s show was great and fun. I think it started out strong and dissipated towards the end, but it hardly matters does it? Because I had fun. A whole hell of a lot of fun.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:00 PM All Your Experts Dan Melchior Fire Breathing Clones on Cellular Phones
1:03 PM Grumpus Lambchop Nixon
1:13 PM Cellphones Dead Beck The Information
1:16 PM Dirty Brass dj BC Wu Orleans
1:16 PM Everything is Borrowed The Streets Everything is Borrowed
1:21 PM Bang On The Breeders Mountain Battles
1:23 PM Hold On I’m Coming Jerry Lee Lewis Southern Roots
1:34 PM Hold On I’m Coming Rueben Wilson Love Bug
1:39 PM Folsom Prison Blues Chet Atkins Country Gems
1:40 PM Shayeret Harohvim Boom Pam Puerto Rican Nights
1:41 PM Cyclones Bullwhip Rock The Golden Age of American Rock n’ Roll
1:43 PM Hang On to Your Ego The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
1:48 PM When Eggnog Goes Bad Diplo Sound and Fury
1:54 PM The Great Intoxication David Byrne Look Into the Eyeball
1:57 PM Razzle in my Pocket Ian Dury Jukebox Dury
2:00 PM I Work for the Government Now Central Services
2:04 PM Government Center Jonathan Richman The Best Of
2:06 PM Crips Ratatat Ratatat
2:12 PM Deeper Understanding Kate Bush The Sensual World
2:15 PM Hard Wired Tracy Chapman Let it Rain
2:18 PM Strange Overtones David Byrne and Brian Eno Everything that Happens Will Happen Today
2:23 PM The Intro and the Outro Bonzo Dog Band The Best Comedy Album in the World… Ever
2:30 PM Don’t Be Angry Nappy Brown The Golden Age of American Rock n’ Roll
2:32 PM Thunder on the Mountain Bob Dylan Modern Times
2:38 PM Crowd Surf Off A Cliff Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton Knives Don’t Have Your Back
2:44 PM Second Guessing Tussle Telescope Mind
2:47 PM On Interstate 15 Wall of Voodoo Call of the West
2:50 PM One Mint Julep The Clovers The Golden Age of American Rock n’ Roll
2:55 PM School of Kraut Peter Bjorn and John Seaside Rock

Horrible Experiments, Gone Wrong and Right

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Swing-season radio, principally masterminded by un-dj janeboles. Good stuff, I promise.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
10:12 PM Strange Overtones David Byrne and Brian Eno Everything that Happens Will Happen Today
10:14 PM Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts Wolf Parade Apologies to the Queen Mary
10:14 PM Spatisticus (Autisticus) Ian Dury Very Best of
10:17 PM Raised by Wolves Midnight Juggernauts
10:21 PM Sex With My Ex DB Buxton Review myspace
10:27 PM Pow! Tussle Telescope Mind
10:31 PM Ass Attack Hot Chip
10:35 PM Dog’s Got a Bone The Beta Band The 3 EPs
10:44 PM Use Me Bill Withers Greatest Hits
10:45 PM Anyway the Wind Blows J.J. Cale Okie
10:47 PM Stop Complaining Lryics Born
10:51 PM Underneath the Bunker R.E.M. Life’s Rich Pageant
10:54 PM Amtrak Blues C.R. Avery Dead Poet Live
11:04 PM Voices Inside My Head The Police The Police
11:06 PM Marbles Buddy Miles and Carlos Santana Carlos
11:11 PM Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt 1 The Flaming Lips KCRW Sounds Eclectic 3
11:14 PM Strange Victory Strange Defeat Silver Jews Lookout Mountain Lookout Sea
11:18 PM Love Und Romance the Slits Cut
11:19 PM Crips Ratatat Ratatat
11:25 PM Crazy Violent Femmes
11:27 PM Neu! Crazy Neu!
11:37 PM Porno For Pyros Meija
11:37 PM Amethyst Rock Star Saul Williams
11:42 PM Waiting on a Friend The Rolling Stones Tattoo You
11:46 PM Tried by 12 East Flatbrush Project Zen Remix Retrospective
11:50 PM The Last of the Unplucked Gems The Tragically Hip Road Apples
11:53 PM We’re Gonna Rise The Breeders Mountain Battles

My Plan is Going to Work Out Right

Playlist

Covering for Laurel’s Constellations show. It was supposed to be a random mishmash just to prevent dead air, but I’m worried there was some good music in there.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
12:51 PM Baby Please Don’t Go Harry Manx Dog My Cat
12:55 PM Every Day (I Have the Blues) Count Basie and Big Joe Williams Count Basie Swings and Joe Williams Sings
12:58 PM Sweet Darling Think it Over Junior Wells Dancefloor Jazz 4
1:00 PM Got A Thing On My Mind Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings Dap Dippin
1:07 PM Something’s in the House (Original Version) Gary Numan & Tubeway Album
1:10 PM Hard to Handle The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain The Secret Life of
1:10 PM If There’s Such A Thing As Love The Magnetic Fields I
1:14 PM Radio Dinner National Lampoon Deteriorata
1:20 PM Medley: Turn! Turn! Turn! The Byrds Live at the Fillmore
1:36 PM If the Creeks Don’t Rise Sun Parlour Players
1:40 PM Cotton The Mountain Goats We Shall All Be Healed
1:44 PM track 7 Ali Farka Toure Radio Mali
1:46 PM Insect Collector Shonen Knife Shonen Knife
1:51 PM Music For Morning People Bullfrog Bullfrog
1:54 PM Allah Wakabarr Ofo the Black Company Nigeria 70
1:57 PM Funk Betty Davis Nasty Gal
2:02 PM Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky Lee Dorsey Voodoo Soul (Deep & Dirty New Orleans Funk)
2:05 PM Long Lost Twin Clem Snide The Ghost of Fashion
2:08 PM Bus Driver Ron Hudd The Best Comedy Album in the World… Ever with help from Six Organs of Admittance
2:12 PM New Zealand Pines John Vanderslice Pixel Revolt
2:17 PM Old Siam Sir Paul McCartney Back to the Egg
2:21 PM Lay Lady Lady Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline
2:24 PM Suffering Jukebox Silver Jews Lookout Mountain Lookout Sea
2:32 PM People Eating Fruit Manitoba Start Breaking My Heart
2:32 PM Keep On Agitation Free River of Return
2:37 PM Grow Grow Grow PJ Harvey White Chalk
2:41 PM We Went West Rheostatics Night of the Shooting Stars
2:46 PM Hunter Joni Mitchell Hissing of Summer Lawns – Unreleased Demos
2:49 PM Take Your Things Fred Eaglesmith Fred J. Eaglesmith
2:55 PM The Wizard Turns on His &tc &tc The Flaming Lips At War With the Mystics

Special End of Season Special

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The first 20 minutes didn’t get recorded. To duplicate the original experience, play The Israelites by Desmond Dekker, talk a bit, then play Reasons to Be Cheerful, Pt 3 by Ian Dury, talk some more, then Lay It in the Cut by Sharon Jones and Whole Lot of Walking to Do by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. Then play the recording. Should be good.

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Status of the Mountain Pine Beats

OK, so I haven’t been posting the radio episodes. I have been broadcasting! But CIDO is a home-grown affair, and arranging the recording and distribution of the show has turned out to be trickier than I had thought.

Eventually all the episodes may yet be podcast. Except today’s, which isn’t happening because of an inconveniently locked door. If I was a real rock and roll dj I would smash a window. I’ll think about it.

update: thanks to Emory (?), CIDO’s senior youth computer tech, I’ve got podcasts up now.

Rocky Blocks of Iron Creek (Music From)

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Some bad musical puns inspired by the land we’ve been working, a set of tunes from the parties we’ve been holding, and some other stuff. Mostly upbeat. Go figure.

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Crummies and Eulogies

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More music from the clearcuts, and a goodbye to Utah Phillips

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Mountain Pine Beats: Music from the Clearcuts

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CIDO steamrolled my show application through an emergency meeting of the programming committee. Their words. So Mountain Pine Beats went on the air. Yes, it’s music from the clearcuts, produced during the treeplanting season. If anyone else has done a (loosely) treeplanting-themed radio show, I’m not aware of it, and if anyone has done it while actually on a treeplanting contract, I’m especially not aware of it. What it lacks in soul it makes up for in novelty.

The first 20 minutes or so were a complete technical disaster. But hey. The last part was mostly audible. I’ve cut out the meltdown at the start, so the podcast starts midshow. I’ve left in a few of the later glitches for authenticity. Minor variations in the colour of your garment are natural and add to it’s character. Do not use your Mountain Pine Beats to break rocks or pry roots. Do not overuse your Mountain Pine Beats. Your Mountain Pine Beats is a specialized tool and if treated with care will function well for you.

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Dj. Who Goes Treeplanting

Playlist

This week I finally figure out what my dj name is, and dedicate the show mostly to treeplanting, which I will now leave to go do. So this is the last show of the term. I’ll be back in town later in summer, and I’m already looking forward to doing random time slots then.

Our music server has been acting up lately, and towards the end the left audio channel drops out. Sorry about that.

All of the explicitly planting-related songs can be had for free at the Peppermill Records website.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:18 PM Dr. Who Theme BBC
1:19 PM Push it Out The Beta Band The 3 EPs
1:23 PM Lost John Woody Guthrie Struggle
1:27 PM Rock n’ Roll Records J.J. Cale Okie
1:37 PM SPAR Flobots
1:39 PM Theme From Dr. Who Ron Granier Coldcut – Journeys by DJ
1:40 PM The Old Prince Still Lives at Home Shad The Old Prince
1:43 PM 2007 Pound Mix Lazzagun Soundsystems (MC I-Ras & DJ Roots) Hi and Ho (We Plant Trees) Peppermill Records
1:48 PM The Crummy Mike Ford Hi and Ho (We Plant Trees) Peppermill Records
1:58 PM 1981-1983 (extract) Henry Rollins Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag
2:02 PM Eleven O’Clock Morphine Morphine
2:07 PM Nude (Holy Fuck Mix) Holy Fuck (Radiohead) radioheadremix.com
2:16 PM Dr. Who Orbital
2:19 PM Finch’s Complaint Stan Rogers
2:25 PM I’m Blue (Gong Gong Song) The Ikettes One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found disc 3
2:26 PM Really Rappin Somethin Kleptones From Detroit to J.A.
2:33 PM Papalon Squarepusher
2:38 PM The Highway Callin’ Fred Eaglesmith Fred J. Eaglesmith
2:46 PM Love Song to Little Trees Bill Crosson Hi and Ho (We Plant Trees) Peppermill Records
2:47 PM Bolero Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire Maurice Ravel

No. 1 On the European Poetry Charts

Playlist

This week was mostly long material left over from last week, which was a blessing because I had even leass time to prep this week.

Does anybody else think that Squarepusher East Flatbush Project remix is really remarkable?

One thing I regret: playing Rock n’ Roll with Me. It was a good goodbye to the temporary studio. But it would have made an even better goodbye, played out of the freshly unboxed vinyl collection, to the semester. Which will happen next week.

I’m sure I’ll find something to else play.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:31 PM It Ain’t Easy David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
1:32 PM Pneumonia Coldcut Mic Fog Zen Remix Retrospective
1:41 PM Colouers M83 saturdays = youth
1:45 PM Alpha and Omega Boards Of Canada Geogaddi
1:53 PM Hang Up Your Hangups Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P.
2:07 PM Radio Free Vestibule Froo Froo the Talking Cat
2:13 PM Live at Fillmore West King Curtis Memphis Soul Stew
2:20 PM Up! M83 Sunday = Youth
2:25 PM 1976 RJD2 Since We Last Spoke
2:32 PM Rocket’s Tail Kate Bush The Sensual World
2:36 PM tried by 12 squarepusher mix East Flatbrush Project Zen Remix Retrospective
2:39 PM Rock n’ Roll With Me David Bowie Diamond Dogs
2:44 PM You Don’t Love Me The Allman Brothers Band Live at the Fillmore East

Longer Works of Fiction

Playlist

With end of term comes panic, sleep deprivation and anxiety, and this term is no exception. I’ll be taking advantage of my limited prep time to play some longer musical selections today.

On the menu is a Vaughn Williams piece which may be cheesy by classical standards but has long been favourite of mine. Also a complete run through Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase, by Janelle Monae. I can’t believe I’ve only once before played all of The Chase, and I think that was just during a substitute slot. And an Allman Brothers guitar vehicle that kept me on my porch with my ipod for 2 extra cigarettes. In February.

post-show analysis: I didn’t get to the either the Williams or the Allman Brothers. One of these days.

A subtheme on ice cream. Inspired by: Satan’s Ice Cream Truck

I’m committed to playing whoever the current leader is in the officially sanctioned Radiohead Remix Project. Which currently is this:

I tried to play the Radiohead remix, but the player wouldn’t load. One of these days.

I’ll be using this video as setbreak music:

It’s decent music I suppose, but the video is the hot business. By all means, set it to full screen.

Apparently that video comes from Kanye West’s Vimeo account. This seems like a good time to pause and reflect on the video for You Can’t Tell Me Nothing Zach Galifiniakis shot on his farm. I know it got a lot of play when it was at least half fresh (including right here), but it was one of the best mass media products of 2007, and worth a revisit. Well, sort of mass media. Mass media in the new sense of media. Unfortunately, since 2007 Kanye’s site has deteriorated into a partial flash blob, so I can’t link to the video. But go here and look for Can’t Tell Me Nothing – Alternate Version. And set your browser to allow pop ups. Oh fuck it, just try and remember it in your mind. Oh yeah.

OK, I just watched it again and it’s still magic.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:02 PM Dirty Ice Cream Dan Melchior Fire Breathing Clones on Cellular Phones
1:03 PM Till the Morning Comes Neil Young After the Goldrush
1:05 PM Freckle Wars Ecstatic Sunshine
1:06 PM The Old Matchbook Trick Lambchop Is A Woman
1:12 PM Ian Dury Sex & Drugs & Rock n’ Roll
1:21 PM Jungle Strut Santana Live at the Fillmore West 1971
1:23 PM Sleep is the Enemy Danko Jones Sleep is the Enemy
1:24 PM Safety in Speed (Heavy Metal) P.O.S.
1:34 PM I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead Bon Jovi
1:38 PM Roll Over Beethoven Mountain Fillmore East NYC (Bootleg)
1:44 PM Winning Santana
1:50 PM From A Few Streets Over Ron Sexsmith Ron Sexsmith
1:52 PM Ice Cream Man Jonathan Richman The Best Of
1:57 PM Beastie Ketchup Go Home Productions
2:03 PM March of the Wolfmasters Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase
2:04 PM Violet Stars Happy Hunting! Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase
2:07 PM Many Moons Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase
2:07 PM Cybertronic Purgatory Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase
2:14 PM Sincerely Jane Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase
2:23 PM Up With People Lambchop Nixon
2:32 PM Food Stamp Blues Treme Brass Band Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary
2:40 PM We Gotta Get You A Women Todd Rundgren Runt
2:43 PM Singalong Junk Paul McCartney
2:44 PM Casella Walk Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings Dap Dippin
2:52 PM Bang On The Breeders Mountain Battles
2:54 PM Fur Immer Neu! Neu! 2

A Station Wagon and $100

Playlist

A special mix tape presentation this week. I’ve been promising a mix to a friend for many months, but have failed to deliver. In part because said friend has been bouncing around in a foreign country. But still apparently catches the podcast occasionally. So here it is.

This answers the question “why do you like country?”. Over an hour of sweet rural tunes. So ease out the throttle, drop another quarter mile of furrow into the fertile earth, and turn up the speakers you duct taped to the tractor cab. Afterwards, a non-country chaser.

This week’s technical issues were intially cd-related, and then deviated into weird left/right channel drops. Word is we’ll be back into the real station in a couple weeks, so we can get back to the old familiar screw ups.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:14 PM I Got Drunk Uncle Tupelo
1:18 PM I 75 Fred Eaglesmith Dusty
1:22 PM We’ll Sweep Out the Ashes in the Morning Gram Parsons GP / Grevious Angel
1:24 PM If You Want to Get to Heaven Ozark Mountain Daredevils
1:33 PM Are The Good Time Really Over Merle Haggard
1:35 PM Becoming a Poet The Breakmen The Breakmen
1:39 PM Lonesome Road Blues Merle Travis 50 Years of Bluegrass Hits
1:41 PM Benchseat Baby Fred Eaglesmith Ralph’s Last Show
1:43 PM Don’t Fence Me In Roy Rogers & the Sons of the Pioneers
1:46 PM Clyde J.J. Cale Naturally
1:51 PM Screen Door Uncle Tupelo
1:56 PM Blue Mountain Hop Bela Fleck The Bluegrass Sessions
1:57 PM Lazy Days The Flying Burrito Brothers Live at the Fillmore East 1970
2:00 PM Freight Train (Fred Eaglesmith) Kasey Chambers The Captain
2:03 PM Let’s Go Burn Ole’ Nashville Down Mojo Nixon and Jello Biafra Prairie Home Invasion
2:09 PM Portland Oregon Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose
2:11 PM Rainy Day Blues Fred Eaglesmith Fred J. Eaglesmith
2:13 PM Misery and Gin Merle Haggard Live at Billy Bob’s Texas
2:16 PM Stay Here and Drink (Merle Haggard) The Mountain Goats live
2:20 PM Fruits of My Labor Lucinda Williams World Without Tears
2:27 PM Let Me Do It To You J.J. Cale
2:28 PM Hey Little Girl Professor Longhair
2:35 PM Air Travel Ray & Bob The Golden Age of American Rock n’ Roll
2:37 PM Balade a Toronto Jean Leloup Joue de la Guitare
2:39 PM Silver Sparkle Amps Mixel Pixel Rainbow Panda
2:46 PM RJD2 1976 Since We Last Spoke
2:48 PM Azimuth Marcos Valle Mustang Cor De Sangue
2:51 PM crc7173 affectionately John Vanderslice Pixel Revolt
2:55 PM I Hate Music The K-Tels Vancouver Complication
2:57 PM I’m in the Clique Todd Rundgren Runt

Radio With Typing and Shouting

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We’ve been having a debate on the internal wcbn mailing list about the artistic merits of playing unedited selections from movie audio tracks. Hence the Waking Life clip. I was going to do more, but didn’t have enough time to scrub around in the video trying to find appropriate scenes. Also, I was pretty satisfied with the one that got played, and how it tied into the following track, and quitting while ahead seemed reasonable.

That clip spawned a call identifying the video ranter as being someone called Alex Jones. Here’s a youtube version of Alex Jones in Waking Life:

(And if that isn’t enough Richard Linklater-animated amplified Alex Jones for your, here’s a clip from A Scanner Darkly)

Another exciting call was a producer from the CBC’s A Current Affair. I assumed at first she was calling about my weekly repurposing of the How To Think About Science clips. I recognize that the CBC is not likely to take notice of my choice of material, but what else would it be calling about? It was not about that.

Other than that, it was a bunch of music. A lot of which I really enjoyed. Where was Lee Dorsey all my life?

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:07 PM Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor Sue Foley Back to the Blues
1:10 PM Down at the Khyber Joel Plaskett Down at the Khyber
1:14 PM The Breakmen No More Cane The Breakmen
1:21 PM Walking to Do Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Shake the Sheets
1:26 PM Waking Life extract from Alex Jones Richard Linklater Director
1:27 PM Timba Am Gaya The Mutants Locos Instrumentales
1:30 PM Brandon Manitoba Start Breaking My Heart
1:35 PM Run DNA The Avalanches El Producto
1:38 PM The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
1:43 PM Are You Awake? Kevin Shields Lost in Translation
1:44 PM Autumn Sweater Yo La Tengo vs. Kevin Shields
1:50 PM Huddle Flash Go! Team vs. Kevin Shields
1:53 PM Staring at the Sun TV on the Radio Young Liars
1:55 PM Too Many Birds Ponies in the Surf
1:58 PM Truck Driving Man Gram Parsons
2:04 PM Train of Thought Mother Mother Touch Up
2:06 PM Dim Dim the Lights Bill Haley and the Comets The Decca Years
2:07 PM Pass the Hatchet Roger and the Gypsies Saturday Night Fish Fry: New Orleans Funk and Soul
2:12 PM The Hanging of Doc Frail Gustavo Santaolalla Deadwood Soundtrack
2:12 PM Interviewed on CBC Idea’s Wendell Berry How to Think About Science series
2:15 PM Beyond Belief Lambchop The Decline of Country and Western Civilization
2:23 PM Jesus Will Fix it For You Sonny Treadway Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary
2:26 PM Just a Closer Walk with Thee Aubrey Grant
2:36 PM A Tune for Jack Lemon Jelly ky
2:40 PM Laugh and Walk Away The Shirts
2:43 PM Riders of Love Go Home Productions The Complete Bootlegs
2:44 PM Hog of the Forsaken Michael Hurley
2:49 PM The Kleptones Know How Frogs Function Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be
2:55 PM Cymbalicker Kleptones Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be
2:58 PM They Tear Down Houses Don’t They? Shout Out Out Out Not Saying/Just Saying

Radio That No Longer Claims to Be a Psuedo-Religion

Playlist

It’s the new, ultra-condensed version! From now on noon till 1pm will be dedicated to It’s Hot in Here, but don’t worry. I’ll still be doing two hours of music radio, and it will always be secretly close to my inner heart.

This week’s show featured a nostalgia-laden tribute to my former theme song, and some Reasonably Good spoken-word/music layering.

The discussion of the place of science in post-modernity society comes courtesy of CBC Idea’s series on How to Think About Science. In particular the episode with Ulrich Beck.

The poem was Allen Ginsberg’s A Supermarket in California.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:10 PM Long Time Running The Tragically Hip Road Apples
1:21 PM Twisted Little Man Michael J. Sheehy Deadwood Soundtrack
1:21 PM Bone Bomb Brian Eno Another Day
1:24 PM Trance Manual John Vanderslice Pixel Revolt
1:32 PM Respiration Ben Allison Buzz
1:32 PM Houston R.E.M. Accelerate
1:35 PM A Supermarket in California Allen Ginsberg
1:37 PM Ever Since Dirty Three Cinder
1:39 PM Late Night Shopping David Sylvian Blemish
1:42 PM Let Me Do It To You J.J. Cale Troubadour
1:50 PM Neu! Crazy Neu! 4
1:52 PM I Guess I’m Crazy Charlie Feathers Uh Huh Honey
1:53 PM Jolie Holland Crazy Dreams Springtime Can Kill You
1:56 PM 0340 Crazy Tonight = Strong Teeth Kleptones 24 Hours
2:03 PM I’m Feeling It Steve Martin A Wild and Crazy Guy
2:13 PM Crazy (Gnarls Barkley Cover) The Kooks Live Lounge
2:15 PM Nel Cimitero Di Tucson Gianfranco Reverberi Preparti la bara!
2:15 PM Come On Baby Neil Young Live at Fillmore East
2:19 PM You Must Be Crazy Pointed Sticks Part of the Noise
2:20 PM Only Crazy People Bob Snider Words and Pictures
2:28 PM Fort Hood Mike Doughty Golden Delicious
2:36 PM The Reef Surfdusters
2:39 PM We Hate the Pigs Cause the Pigs Hate Us Kiwi
2:41 PM Coming Up Paul McCartney McCartney II
2:43 PM Malesch Agitation Free Malesch
2:51 PM How to Think About Science series from Quirks and Quarks Ulrich Beck interviewed by David Cayley (?) Candian Broadcasting Corporation
2:52 PM Ex Guru David Byrne Thrill Jockey 7″
2:58 PM Saturday Night K-Os Atlantis: Hymns for the Disco

It Was Hot in There

Playlist.

Today’s show is a bit of a strange beast. In addition to the usual tunes, about half of it was dedicated to a pilot episode of what might become a regular environmental-themed current events/talky talk show. I asked a couple of friends if they wanted to come on the air, and a few days later they announced that they had worked out a whole show. They’re calling it “It’s Hot in Here”. I kind of like the idea of “producing” a talk show, and it gives me a chance to make unhelpful quips while they try to do something useful and interesting. So we’ll pitch it to the station execs and see. If it flys, I’ll still be doing the regular show, just an hour shorter.

I feel like we managed to fit a tonne of good music in there anyhow. The stretch from Fred Eaglesmith to John Vanderslice felt downright blessed. (Not bad, given that our chief engineer was ripping and tearing at the patch cords trying to figure out why one of the CD decks was failing at the time.) And Jen, or Gina, or whatever the hell she’s calling herself (what’s up with these dj’s with ambiguous names?) has pretty ace taste in music to play in between the talky talk, so it all adds up pretty well. I had never heard that Rahsaan Roland Kirk song. Good stuff.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
12:05 PM Bringing it Back J.J. Cale Naturally
12:05 PM Hammerhead Caribou The Milk of Human Kindness
12:08 PM Redemption Songs Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer
12:11 PM Johnny Too Bad Taj Mahal The Essential
12:15 PM Kinky Blues Armando Trovaioli
12:21 PM Wichita Fred Eaglesmith Dusty
12:28 PM Jersey Girl Tom Waits
12:37 PM California Uber Alles Dead Kennedys
12:39 PM Take it to the Street Rebirth Brass Band Take it to the Street
12:46 PM Slowly But Surely Holly Golightly
12:49 PM Night People Lee Dorsey
12:51 PM Statesboro Blues The Allman Brothers Band
12:59 PM Changes King Curtis Live at Fillmore West
1:13 PM Cherrybomb Pt. 2 Manitoba Up in Flames
1:13 PM crc7173 affectionately John Vanderslice Pixel Revolt
1:32 PM All Good? De La Soul Art Official Intelligence
1:39 PM High Heel Sneakers Rahsaan Roland Kirk
1:51 PM Soul Rebel Robert Marley
1:55 PM Uptown Top Ranking Althea and Donna
2:11 PM Vehicle Ides of March
2:13 PM Curtis Mayfield Diamond in the Back
2:17 PM Ride Captain Ride Blood Sweat and Tears
2:33 PM Sex Machine James Brown
2:38 PM Canary in a Coalmine The Police The Police
2:40 PM Hercules Aaron Neville
2:42 PM One Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
2:47 PM Cash Cow Mike Doughty Rockity Roll
2:48 PM Code of the Road Danko Jones his new album out soon
2:52 PM Pamphleteer The Weakerthans Left and Leaving

Radio That Wants to Be President Even Though It’s Catholic

Audio:

Playlist.

Today was great. At first, I was sitting there wondering why I’ve been having a harder time making visceral contact with the music since we moved to the temporary studio (feeling it bodily as Dean Bavington would say). I had a sudden intuition. I rose, and approaching the main overhead light switch for the studio, I turned them off. After the vibe was good.

Here’s where to get the amazing alternate version of Joni Mitchell’s “The Hissing of Summer Lawns”. Note there’s some hints to some other incredible musical oddities sprinkled in there too. Hopefully I’ll be playing more of those in weeks to come.

Here’s Bert demonstrating a far-out super hep drum solo:

Oh groove with him baby.

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2005 Is Old In Internet Radio Time

Turns out wcbn’s digital archive stretches all the way back to 2005! Apparently, it went live at 7pm on the 3rd of July, ’05. Unlike these heady days of fat pipes and hi-fi, back in 2005 radio was stored in 19kbps .ogg format. Here it is, as a vaguely historical curiosity.

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It sounds as though the DJ was not aware of his involvement in that historic moment. Probably nobody told him.

Chances are your player can’t play .ogg. Because chances are you use wonderful itunes. It’s not that it would cost money for Apple to license .ogg and build it into itunes. Ogg is free. It’s not that .ogg is inferior to .mp3 or .mp4 or whatever. In fact, it’s probably better. Apple just doesn’t like things which are open and thus can’t be artificially constricted as a business model. Or maybe it’s just the Apple personality. As Steven Levy famously lied in his 1984 book Hackers, the hacker ethic of openness and sharing has always been central to the Apple Computer corporation.

Man, did I get onto a radio format rant there again? How does that happen.

Anyhow, I would put an online player in to play it for you right from the post, except my player doesn’t play .ogg. Because it’s flash-based, and flash is made by Adobe. It’s not that it it would cost Adobe anything to build .ogg in….

Deploy the Podcast Ray

“Now witness the power of this fully armed and operational battle station.”
–Emperor Palpatine

I think I’ve finally got the podcast running for my radio show. It should have been easy–wordpress actually makes podcasting painless–but of course I had to make it work with itunes, and itunes is stupid stupid stupid. Making it work with standards-compliant, normal software: easy. Making it work with tyrannical, we-know-better-than-you, we-know-better-than-the-whole-world itunes: hard.

But I digress. Here’s how to subscribe in (yay!) itunes:

  • In the itunes top menu, choose “Advanced” > “Subscribe to Podcast…”
  • In the box that appears, copy and paste in the address: http://hughstimson.org/category/radio/feed
  • Click OK.
  • It should now show up in the list of podcasts under “Library” in the left-hand menu.

Once that’s set up, I assume it’s easy enough to make it automatically download new episodes, automatically send them to your ipod, and so on. Using that fabled Apple user-interface easiness.

Note that I’ve had to combine the three hours into a single file (thanks again, Steve Jobs Design Nazi), so it will probably take a while to download an entire episode. Older shows should show up in the list of available episodes, but if you try to download those, you’ll only get the first hour.

This is still mostly experimental, and I’m looking for “feedback” from my “user base”. So if you run into any issues let me know.

If you would like to try accessing the older episodes in their entirety (all three hours), and you aren’t using itunes, you could try using the atom-format feed. This is even more experimental. If it does work at all, the names of the files may be unhelpful, and the episodes may show up out of order. The atom feed is at: http://hughstimson.org/category/radio/feed/atom

Radio From Our Secret Headquarters

Apologies for the long delay. I promised myself this would be the week I figured out the podcasting thing, and that has inevitably taken longer than expected.

But here it all is.

Playlist.

Here’s the Jammin’ the Blues video. I highly recommend watching this.

This week was the first week in the temporary studio. I like it in there, it’s like a diorama of the actual wcbn station. There’s something under-seigey about it. It feels (incredibly) even more like being in a basement. Or a kid’s mock-up of a pirate radio station. Plus if any other radio denizens show up to do radio-related stuff you are all hanging out together, since it’s only the one room. On the other hand, I found it harder to focus on listening to the music, because I was thinking more about the equipment and levels and such. Also, not having acess to the music library is a clear and present bummer.

And levels still got screwed up–got a call from Toledo that the mic was way too low. And there seems to be heavy distortion in the right channel for the first 40-odd minutes, and then it just mysteriously heals itself.

The day I was born I made my first mistake
and by that path
have I sought wisdom ever since — The Mahabharata

I’m noticing that as I do more and more shows, that I’m shifting away from music I really like to listen to, and towards “interesting” music that I figure people might be “interested” in. I suspect this is a common college-radio thing. For one, it’s safer to play interesting music. There is lots of really neat, unexpected material out there, and we can mostly all agree that it is neat and unexpected. On the other hand, picking a really good song is a) more subjective, so I don’t know if it will work for other people and b) kind of personal. What if I play something that I love and really moves me, but upon hearing it on the studio monitors I realize it’s kind of superficial and derivative? That would be embarrassing. So playing the amatuer musicologist seems less risky.

Not that I’m heavily influenced by these fears. I can just feel the joint forces of ease and safety gradually trending me away from playing my favourites. And then of course, there’s the fact that you can’t play 40 favourites a week for 30 odd weeks without, you know, running out of favourites. And there’s nothing wrong with playing interesting music. In fact, I think that’s a great aspect of college radio. But I will continue to try and play stuff that I just balls out love, because I think that’s the best aspect of college radio. I hope someone out there also likes them, but even if they don’t, frankly it’s fun pumping stuff I have affection for out over the gajillion watt broadcast tower.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
12:49 PM Speed Bran Van 3000 Discosis
12:53 PM Jonathan Richman Egyptian Reggae
12:58 PM Bees Caribou The Milk of Human Kindness
1:05 PM Lie To Me Tom Waits Orphans
1:11 PM The Fat Lady of Limbourg Brian Eno
1:14 PM Descondido Soy David Byrne Look Into the Eyeball
1:15 PM Seeland Neu! Neu! 75
1:19 PM That’s the Bag I’m In The Fabs Songs We Taught the Fuzztones
1:22 PM If I Had A Rocket Launcher Bruce Cockburn Stealing Fire
1:32 PM Changed the Locks (Live at WXPN) Lucinda Williams Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
1:34 PM Dope Fiends and Boozehounds Rheostatics Whale Music
1:41 PM Jammin’ the Blues Lester Young Red Callender Harry Edison Marlowe Morris and many more… youtube video
1:50 PM In the Silence of the Morning Sunrise Agitation Free
1:57 PM Portland Oregon Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose
2:03 PM Black Cad Jens Lekman
2:04 PM Take Me Down to the Infirmary Cracker Kerosene Hat
2:08 PM Funky Worm Ohio Players Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Soundtrack
2:13 PM a story about treeplanting from his radio show on CBC Stuart McLean The Vinyl Cafe
2:38 PM Middle of Nowhere The Cracker Cats Hi and Ho (unreleased compilation)
2:39 PM J-Root Leaner The Gruff Hi and Ho
2:39 PM I Apologize Mr. Rossini Armando Trovaioli Best of Moog
2:43 PM Peter Piper Run DMC Old School Classics: An Education in Hip Hop
2:44 PM Mama Said Knock You Out LL Cool J Old School Classics: An Education in Hip Hop
2:45 PM The Choice is Yours Black Sheep Old School Classics: An Education in Hip Hop
2:46 PM Bring the Noise Public Enemy Old School Classics: An Education in Hip Hop
2:47 PM Mona Lisa Slick Rick Old School Classics: An Education in Hip Hop
2:52 PM Are You Awake? Kevin Shields Lost in Translation
2:52 PM Forget My Name Danko Jones We Sweat Blood
2:56 PM Thank You Lord For Sending Me the F Train Mike Doughty Skittish
2:59 PM Hot Lanta The Allman Brothers Band Live at the Fillmore East

Radio for Leaving (Your Lover)

Playlist.

And the audio:

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

So yeah, that was my not-valentines, station-move-day show. I feel good about it. I’m amazed how freaked out I was about fundraising last week, I had frequent sensations of relief today, which I traced each time to not having to think about money. I am, absolutely, useless with money. I may well be useless with music too, but I have a lot more fun with that uselessness.

Here’s the master list of TV station sign-offs.

Thanks to Carl Sagan for calling in from wherever pop-sci cosmologists go when they die. I guess he beat out Pascal’s wager. I asked him if there was actually a god, and he told me (very quick on the draw I thought), billions and billions. Damn. Turns out Dr. Sagan isn’t exactly a Hot Butter fan, more just concerned about them.

Was it just me or did the audio sound kind of funny today?

Dj name suggestions so far: Hugo-not. Stimsong (ouch, jesus). And this formidable list:

dj Voltaire the bastard
dj gas station oj
dj porpoise
dj without a porpoise
dj tub-of-kittens
dj daffodil
dj free lunch
dj grownup
Regular Hugh
Hugh Regular

I think we’re making progress here.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
12:52 PM Sexual Healing Hot 8 Brass Band Talkin’ Loud But Sayin’ Something
12:58 PM Apollo 18 They Might Be Giants Narrow Your Eyes
1:02 PM Light My Fire Shirley Bassey
1:07 PM The Highway Callin’ Fred Eaglesmith Fred J. Eaglesmith
1:14 PM Ooh Rivers Coumo Alone: the Home Recording of Rivers Cuomo
1:14 PM Ready Lets Go Boards Of Canada Geodaddi
1:15 PM Rivers Cuomo The World We Love So Much Alone: the Home Recording of Rivers Cuomo
1:18 PM Moving Away Ken Boothe From the Vaults of Studio One
1:23 PM One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show Stick Mcghee Atlantic Rhythm and Blues
1:27 PM One Monkey Gillian Welch Soul Journey
1:36 PM Transamazonica Tania Maria
1:40 PM Gone Gone Gone Charlie Feathers
1:43 PM The World Called Today They Sounded Pissed Mayapple Weather
1:46 PM from “The Singularity: Your Future As A Black Hole” Bruce Sterling Seminars About Long Term Thinking longnow.org
1:49 PM Day by Day Hot Butter Popcorn
2:00 PM ’64 aka GO Lemon Jelly ’64-’95
2:06 PM New Kind Of Neighborhood Jonathan Richman Action Packed
2:06 PM Farther Along Mississippi John Hurt Deadwood: Music from HBO Original Series
2:18 PM Re-Enlistment Blues Merle Travis
2:21 PM I’ll See You in My Dreams Merle Travis
2:22 PM If I Sang it Pretty Bob Snider
2:25 PM So This is Goodbye Junior Boys So This is Goodbye
2:29 PM Hey That’s No Way to Say Goodbye Leonard Cohen
2:37 PM I Love the Unknown Clem Snide
2:42 PM from “The Singularity: Your Future As A Black Hole” Bruce Sterling Seminars About Long Term Thinking longnow.org
2:43 PM Montezuma Astronauts
2:43 PM Move On (Bloom Like the Sunlight in My Song) Mike Doughty Rockity Roll
2:50 PM One Note Samba/Spanish Flea Perrey-Kingsley Best of Moog
2:52 PM The Israelites Desmond Dekker The Israelites
2:54 PM Travel Log J.J. Cale Tijuana

Radio By Many Names

Here’s today’s playlist

And the audio:

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

(yes, I think I played the same King Curtis song twice at the start. I was focusing too hard on making the rest of the show awesome.)

Whalebone wrapper longfellow ferret. That showing up on boingboing the same day I had an EAS test was too much to ignore.

My favourite calls were the guy who didn’t know the name of the band or the song or even really the genre, but cleared it up by singing the chorus to “Sundown” by Gordon Lightfoot, and the the gentlemen who self identified as older and wanted to hear the one that goes “Don’t, push, me, cause I’m on the edge…”.

Okay but seriously, what should my dj name be? The one that got the best response was dj Cellular Automata but that’s a bit complicated.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
12:28 PM Re-Enlistment Blues Merle Travis Guitar Rags and A Too Fast Past Vol. 5
12:34 PM The Old Prince Still Lives at Home Shad The Old Prince
12:35 PM City Girls J.J. Cale Grasshopper
12:38 PM Talking about the Video Game Smoke and Mirrors Penn Jillette and Nameless Faceless Radio Interviewer
12:45 PM 13 Women Bill Haley and the Comets Songs We Taught the Fuzztones
12:50 PM Cry One More Time Gram Parsons GP / Grevious Angel
12:54 PM E.E. Lawson Ozark Mountain Daredevils
1:00 PM Requiem pour un c… Serge Gainsbourg Love and the Beat 2
1:02 PM Sundown Gordon Lightfoot
1:06 PM South Electric Eyes The Legendary Shack Shakers Pandelirium
1:08 PM World Without Tears Lucinda Williams World Without Tears
1:10 PM Feel Alright Steve Earle I Feel Alright
1:13 PM Ten Ton Chain Fred Eaglesmith 50 Odd Dollars
1:18 PM Funk #49 James Gang Dukes of Hazzard Soundtrack
1:23 PM That Smell Lynyrd Skynrd What’s Your Name
1:35 PM Move On Up (12 Inch Version) Curtis Mayfield
1:42 PM Jutta Aus Kalkutta Robert & the Rebooters Locos Instrumentales
1:47 PM Canary in a Coalmine The Police The Police
1:53 PM Still Alive Valve Portal
1:53 PM Forever Indebted Shout Out Out Out Not Saying/Just Saying
2:01 PM I Like to Go to the Movies Charlie Slick Pass the Time Machine
2:30 PM Tubular Bells Part 2 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells
2:32 PM Pork U Biz Vancouver Complication
2:35 PM Radio Song Bob Snider Words and Pictures
2:36 PM Tipitina Professor Longhair The
2:40 PM Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five The Message
2:47 PM Arrow Through Me Wings Back to the Egg
2:50 PM Cottage For Sale James Brown Ballads
2:55 PM Ode to Billie Joe King Curtis Live at the Fillmore West
2:59 PM Batuka (Live at the Fillmore West) Santana Santana III

Radio That Sounds Like What Love Sounds Like

If this is thursday afternoon then sign me up. I’m still getting used to being awake during my shows, and it’s starting to really work for me. The radio listening public seems to be every bit as awake as I am, and I spent more time making banter on the blower with callers-in than yakking on the mic. Some great requests. And some folks just called up to say they liked it. Thanks. So did I.

Things started out well for me, and then somewhere around Danko Jones just got really good. The fact that tubular bells went over well (I had a dj email to say he had stopped doing what he was doing just to listen, and another burst into the booth with thumbs up) put a final coat of gloss on the whole experience. Maybe sitting in a room pressing play on songs doesn’t warrant this much satisfaction, but I get it anyway.

In retrospect, maybe it was destined to go well from the moment I got free hot chocolate on the diag on the way to the station.

Playlist.

Who knew Bob Seeger was from Ann Arbor? At least three people called up and started with “you’re a young guy so I guess you don’t know this but…” on that and other subjects. Hell yes, I am a young guy. I should play some Utah Phillips next week. The best call (blasting the 8-track from the van with the carpeting all the way up to the ceiling) was of course in response to Quadda Gadda De Vida. Now that I’ve heard it, I’m amazed nobody has thought to play 4 copies of Inna Gadda De Vida at the same time before.

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

Part four (download):

Still haven’t figured out the best way to do the podcast. Maybe next week.

update: here’s Rev. Andrew’s on it’s own:

The Reverend also provides this report of the event:

The idea started when I was organizing my records and discovered that I had 2 LPs as well as the CD version.
I had to do something creative or face up to being the kind of geek who would have four copies of the same obscure psychedelic rock album.

The Dwyer’s had introduced me to the idea of playing two of the same record at once with their “two way larry” feature (saturdays at 6:00, optional Lawrence Welk video on public television) so I was thinking of playing multiple copies. As soon as I thought of the “Quadda Gadda Da Vida” name I knew I had to be four copies at once.
I could have bought a third LP copy at Encore for $6 but that seemed silly what with already having two LP copies so I went with my old cassette copy (ca 1978), a CD copy and the two LPs. Besides I had just bought the David Van Tiegham cover….

I began with the tape cued, the CD cued and the two LPs cued.
Turntable one received an additional turn backwards and turntable two got two additional turns backwards.
I started the cassette like normal, counted to thirty and started the CD and the turntables.
I had intended to have the CD and turntable levels down but you can hear one of the other copies in the beginning before I faded it down.
After about 5 minutes I faded the CD into the mix, after another 4 minutes or so you can hear turntable one come is (with prominent record noise) then in another 4 minutes the second turntable comes in.

Setting the levels was problematic, the meters only give you the totals so it was hard to know which device to turn up or down.
I should have set the levels beforehand and noted the settings so I could have all the copies playing the same level.

So it wasn’t perfect but I suppose that wasn’t really the goal.
It was fun and I sincerely hope I befuddled a sports fan or two.

Reverend Andrew
First Church of the Atlantic (de-hydrated)
Eternal Pope of the Western Lands

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
12:04 PM Tongue-tied Jill Charlie Feathers
12:06 PM You’re the Kind of Girl Mixel Pixel
12:11 PM Get Down Moses Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros Streetcore
12:19 PM Thank You Lord For Sending Me the F Train Mike Doughty Skittish
12:20 PM Across the Bridge Great Lakes Myth Society Great Lakes Myth Society
12:24 PM Get Along (bonus track) Mike Doughty Rockity Roll
12:32 PM If the Creeks Don’t Rise Sun Parlour Players
12:34 PM Sound of Love Danko Jones
12:40 PM Reverend Andrew with Support from 4 Copies of Iron Butterfly Quadda Gadda da Vida WCBN and only WCBN
12:57 PM …And May Your Last Words Be A Chance to Make Things Better Magnetophone The Man Who Ate the Man
1:09 PM Bizzare Love Triangle (Step Pettibone Extended Mix) New Order DJ Kicks: Hot Chip
1:10 PM May December Mos Def
1:11 PM Singalong Junk Paul McCartney McCartney
1:24 PM Nekronauts Nekromantix Kicked Outta Purgatory – Psychobilly for Sinners
1:25 PM Dolly Parton 9 to 5 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs
1:26 PM Smoke Two Joints Sublime 40 oz. to Freedom
1:35 PM Tubular Bells Part 1 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells
2:00 PM Freaks Come Out at Night The Whodinis
2:06 PM Wacky Women Sparks Whomp That Sucker
2:10 PM The Carrier Brian Eno My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
2:17 PM Live in Chicago Hannibal Buress The Sound of Young America
2:17 PM Tipitina Professor Longhair The Big Ol’ Box of New Orleans
2:19 PM Who’s Gonna Help a Brother Get Further Lee Dorsey
2:22 PM Food Stamp Blues Treme Brass Band Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary
2:36 PM Heavy Music Bob Seger
2:40 PM Sister Anne MC5 High Time
2:50 PM Atonement Lucinda Williams World Without Tears
2:55 PM Homemade Wine Ozark Mountain Daredevils
2:58 PM Same Old Man Karen Dalton In My Own Time
3:01 PM Tubular Bells Part 2 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells

Hello I’m Hugonaut

My first show in the new time slot. What a luxury. Wide eyed and fully alert, no coffee spilling on the turntables, no worries about staying awake through the day’s classes. All the fun of morning radio, plus more fun.

I was surprised to find myself nervous on my first Thursday. Which is ridiculous of course, sitting down to do some college radio isn’t like getting scrubbed for brain surgery. But still, there it was. And there I was, blustering and sputtering through stage nerves. Good grief. Good thing I’m not a brain surgeon doing my first Thursday operation.

I ended up with 4 1/2 hours of material to play in a 3 hour slot. All those 7 and 12 minute Fillmore East jams didn’t hurt. Next week: part 2 of this week. Plus some other stuff.

Oh yeah, somehow I managed to never actually say that the Fillmore East Auditorium was a club in the East Village of New York that was open from 1968 to 1971, and in those short years racked up one of the most amazing list of players the world has ever known.

Ah shoot, I just remembered I forgot to play the live Hendrix. Next week.

Here’s the playlist for the songs I remembered to play this week.

And here’s the audio:

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Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

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(Incidentally, I’ve been playing around with different options for setting up a real podcast for the show and have so far succeeded in completely breaking all the feeds for the website, including some I didn’t even know existed. And yes, some people do subscribe to the site, although I have no idea why. So check back in a week or two and with any luck I will have erased the entire website and started a fire in the server room at my web host.)

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
12:39 PM My Uncle The Flying Burrito Brothers Fillmore East Nov 7 1970
12:40 PM Bye Bye Blues Oscar Peterson Dizzy Gillespie et al Montreux ’77: The Jam Sessions
12:48 PM Blow Your Whistle Chuck Brown The Best of… disc 1
12:53 PM Ozark Mountain Daredevils If You Wanna Get to Heaven
1:01 PM My Skin Natalie Merchant
1:03 PM Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
1:10 PM The City Sleeps MC 900 ft Jesus Welcome to my Dream
1:14 PM Get a Job The Mills Brothers
1:17 PM Golden Streams The Hidden Cameras The Smell of Our Own
1:22 PM Ping Island/Lightning Strike Rescue Op Mark Mothersbaugh The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou sountrack
1:27 PM Bank Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton What is Free to a Good Home?
1:33 PM Bring the Noise Brent Runyan
1:36 PM St. Elmo’s Fire Stereolab Fires
1:40 PM Minneapolis Lucinda Williams World Without Tears
1:45 PM Frozen Jap Paul McCartney McCartney
1:57 PM Tubular Bells III Mike Oldfield
2:04 PM Rock with the Hot 8 Hot 8 Brass Band Rock With the Hot 8
2:08 PM I’m All Over You Mutronium
2:12 PM Run DNA The Avalanches El Producto
2:15 PM Standin’ on the Rock Ozark Mountain Daredevils
2:19 PM Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Divison
2:23 PM Across the Dial Tarwater The Needle Was Traveling
2:26 PM Same Old Man Karen Dalton In My Own Time
2:34 PM Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues Nina Simone Legends
2:41 PM One More Cup of Coffee Bob Dylan Desire
2:43 PM Anthem of the USSR Paul Robeson Songs for Free Men United
2:46 PM That’s How They Do It In Warsaw Martin Tielli We Didn’t Even Suspect He Was the Poppy Salesman
2:50 PM tube Daniel Kitson
2:57 PM School’s Rules Phoenix United
2:58 PM Too Young Phoenix United

The Official Word on Hugonaut: Thursday Noon till 3

I’ve just signed my name on my new slot on the big schedule in the lobby, and it’s every Thursday noon till 3pm. Solid. Moving into the world of radio in my right mind. I instantly feel less edgy than an off-hours dj but that loss is more than made up for by the addition of a full day of functional mental space every week (I never ever slept Sunday nights, and that cascaded through the rest of the work week). Also I think it means a bigger audience. (I’ll miss my Monday morning people.) And I know the phone is a lot more active in the afternoon. Request requests. Bring ’em.

So keep it locked and we’ll keep it rocked.

Hot 8 Not on the Weekly Chart

The weekly chart for wcbn just came out (entitled “humongous infant on American Bandstand”, for reasons which aren’t imeadiately obvious but I’ve learned it’s best just to accept and enjoy these things). Unfortunately for the state of modern music, “Sexual Healing” by the Hot 8 Brass Band did not make the top 50. You have to play a song more than 3 times a week to get it on the charts around here? What is this, like, top 40?

The Hot 8 were somehow surpassed by konono no. 1 “live at couleur cafĂ©” (#1), peter brotzmann “the complete machine gun sessions” (#24), and talibam! “ordination of the globetrotting conscripts” (#49), among others.

I tried.

Last Week’s Radio Audio Fixed

The folks who fix things at WCBN have fixed them, and the audio archives for the full week are available. I’ve added audio to Monday and Wednesday’s radio posts.

All Mannatee Radio

I may actually be beginning to satiate my brass band fetish (not that I’m going to stop listening to or playing them, just not over and over and over), and thanks to Kristin for driving that to it’s logical extreme with the Fanfare Savale track. And dj BC for driving it to its illogical extreme with the Wu Orleans remixes. Sometimes you have to go over the top first before you can settle down a little.

I was struck once again by how good so many of Vampire Weekend’s (as yet limited number of) songs are. That’s the first time I’ve gotten around to playing A-Punk, and it was as amazing as the rest. Also, I’m glad I screwed up and played the live Born To Be Wild track. I don’t have to hope I wasn’t the only white guy frantically air guitaring through that one because I know I wasn’t.

Playlist.

The .mp3 archive is working again!

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Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

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I was stupidly assuming that I was only on till midnight, and hadn’t really planned anything for the third hour, so it’s pretty random.

Kleptones website for downloads: www.kleptones.com
Daniel Kitson’s (abandoned) podcast: web.mac.com/dk27/Site/l/l.html
dj BC’s Wu Orleans album: www.djbc.net/mashes/wu/
Hard n’ Phirm’s website, and here’s where you can get Rodeohead from them.
(That’s just a track listing, no longer a download site. The album is still floating around as a torrent)

I’ll find out next Monday night when my new time slot will be.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
10:04 PM Cubs in Five The Mountain Goats Nine Black Poppies
10:04 PM Madison 22 C.R. Avery
10:08 PM I’m a Demon Wildbunch Rock Empire
10:08 PM Tougher than Tough Derrick Morgan History
10:13 PM Arkestra Tarwater Spider Smile
10:14 PM Three Girl Bump Kleptones Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be
10:15 PM Take Me Karen Dalton In My Own Time

dj Local on WCBN

Shannon Brines, aka dj Local guested on my radio slot on Monday. He’s got a post up about the experience including a couple of photos. WCBN is so photogenic.

conflict of interest disclosure: dj Local is my lab manager and occasionally sells me organic greens from his hoop house.

Here’s the audio:
3pm:

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

4pm:
5am:

Shannon started around 3:30

And here’s what he/we played.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
3:00 PM Kottage Kountry Killer durango 95 Lost Control
3:03 PM Fire Rebirth Brass Band We Come to Party
3:09 PM Sexual Healing Hot 8 Brass Band Rock With the Hot 8
3:18 PM The Old Rugged Cross Treme Brass Band Dead & Gone No 1 – Funeral Marches
3:24 PM Gaye Boyz dj BC
3:30 PM The First Cut is the Deepest Rod Stewart Hot Legs
3:33 PM Renegade Steppenwolf Rest in Peace
3:40 PM White Lies My Dear Disco
3:57 PM My Dear Disco My Dear Disco
3:57 PM Long Road Home Freer
4:01 PM Put Me In (edit) SSM
4:06 PM C’Mon C’Mon the Von Bondies
4:10 PM Cool Daddy In a Cadillac Elivs Hitler
4:14 PM Ape Along Child Bite
4:16 PM Blue Christmas Goes On Javelins
4:20 PM Good Day Tally Hall
4:22 PM Milk And Sugar The Hard Lessons
4:29 PM Rotten Tropics Wolf Eyes
4:32 PM Apathy The New Green
4:41 PM Well Well Well Well The Satin Peaches
4:45 PM Camp-Fire Starling Electric
4:47 PM Hello Alex Winston
4:53 PM Stand In The Pop Project
4:59 PM She’s Come Home to Steal Her Rainbows The Orginal Brother and Sisters Of Love
5:00 PM Big Jim Hawkins Great Lakes Myth Society
5:08 PM Bamboo The Hard Lessons
5:12 PM 21st Birthday the Von Bondies
5:14 PM Misunderestimate Me Alex Winston
5:31 PM Triple A Joshua Davis
5:32 PM A Letter From Downstream Daisy May

All Brass Band Radio (Almost)

Well, the .mp3 archive is still busted so I can’t link to the audio from today’s fill-in show, but it doesn’t really matter because I’m pretty much going to play every song again soon. Here’s the playlist, for my future reference.

I really enjoyed the Ian Dury request (sex+drugs+rock+roll). I also liked that someone called in to double check the name of the Kleptones song, which they were very appropriately looking up on their phone internets. And of course, the Hot 8 cover of Sexual Healing is smoking smoking smoking. That one got everyone in the station excited. Maybe I’ll play that twice tomorrow and see if I can get it into the station’s weekly chart. I suspect it doesn’t take a lot of plays to get a song into the charts around here.

As of right now I’m duping some Dirty Dozen Brass Band cd’s which were recommended to me. More of that tomorrow night too I bet.

12pm:

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

1pm:

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
12:03 PM Baby Step Back Gordon Lightfoot
12:06 PM 1150 Closer to the Boxer Kleptones 24 Hours
12:11 PM Laundrytown (bonus track) Mike Doughty Rockity Roll
12:13 PM The Israelites Desmond Dekker The Israelites
12:16 PM Lazy River The Mills Brothers
12:18 PM Ethanopium Dengue Fever Broken Flowers
12:25 PM Someday Blanche If We Can’t Trust the Doctors
12:26 PM Mindless Aggression No Fun Vancouver Complication
12:30 PM Ban Marriage The Hidden Cameras The Smell of Our Own
12:34 PM Do Not Go Quietly Unto Your Grave Morphine Good
12:38 PM Action Woman The Electras
12:46 PM Six Days on the Road Taj Mahal The Essential
12:46 PM Vicar in a Tutu The Smiths
12:46 PM Ain’t That A Kick in the Head Dean Martin
12:49 PM Mas Que Nada Dizzy Gillespie Swing Low Sweet Cadillac
12:55 PM Skeet Skeet Hot 8 Brass Band Rock With the Hot 8
1:03 PM Long Shadow Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros Streetcore
1:04 PM I Don’t Love You The Dishrags Vancouver Complication
1:06 PM Talkin’ Rebirth Brass Band Talkin’ Loud But Sayin’ Something
1:13 PM The Spider El Ray Locos Instrumentales
1:20 PM Bustin’ Loose Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers
1:26 PM Tu M’Fais d’la Peine Dede Trake Dede Trake
1:33 PM Confused The Spandau Ballet Journeys to Glory
1:42 PM Myriad Harbour The New Pornographers
1:44 PM Gabriel’s Oboe Ennio Morricone & Yo Yo Ma
1:45 PM Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Ian Dury New Boots and Panties!!
1:51 PM Sexual Healing Hot 8 Brass Band Talkin’ Loud But Sayin’ Something

Interstitial Radio Is Ephemeral But No Less Good

The WCBN line-up is all screwy until next week when the schedule for the new term will be finalized, but if anyone is looking for something to listen to, I’m on and off intermittently. I’m on tomorrow (Wednesday) noon to 2 and Thursday 10 to midnight. The .mp3 archive is busted so I wont be posting the results here. The rest of the time I’ll be off, but don’t let that stop you, there’s been some great radio going on down there lately. Frankly my shows are poor compared to some of the amazing material that gets generated by the larger CBN crew. Tune in 24 hours a day, every day. Stay awake just so you can listen.

Radio If It’s The Last Thing I Do

An extendo radio spectacular today. The sun is barely up and I’ve already got 4 hours of music out of me. This is how to live a longer life: start early every day.

5am:

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

Part four (download):

(Mom, skip the 5am part)
6am:
7am:
8am:

Playlist.
Here’s the link to the Santastic site, including downloads of DJ John’s The Christmas Massacre of Charlie Brown and dj BC’s The Nutbreaker. While you’re there, click around to find this year’s Santastic comp (Clausome!) and “Challaback Girl”, which I should have thought to play before the 6am swear curfew came around.

Special Ed Xmas 2006 (The Story of the Naivete) can be had at the WFMU blog among other places, just in time to get jazzed up for whatever Ed has in store for this christmas. While you’re at it, why not check out the full blown versions of Special’s shows from 2005 and 2006, all of which are here for the taking. That’s like 14 hours of mind pummeling festive themed radio.

Thanks to everyone who listened and called in, or just listened and lurked, all semester long. It has been 56 hours of my dream coming true. That’s a long dream.

Next week it’s Ross until 7 and then the Revered Andrew is covering the show, the week after that Ross till 7 and then Alex.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
6:30 AM The Great Nations of Europe Randy Newman Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 1
6:31 AM The Gas-Man Cometh Flanders and Swann At the Drop of Another Hat
6:37 AM Pretty Smart on My Part Phil Ochs
6:42 AM Cymbalicker Kleptones Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be
6:43 AM Underground Story Kleptones Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be
6:53 AM Down on the River By the Sugar Plant Mike Doughty Rockity Roll
6:56 AM Oh Me Archie Pateman with the Bootscreefers Archie Pateman with the Bootscreefers
7:00 AM Klezmeil Queen of the Swamp The Brillantinas Locos Instrumentales
7:06 AM The Marching Song Pointed Sticks Vancouver Complication
7:08 AM Violet Stars Happy Hunting! Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase
7:12 AM Feeding Off the Dirt C’mon
7:14 AM Canadian Bush Party Kinnie Starr A Tribute to Hard Core Logo
7:18 AM Philip Glass: (Heroes) Mix Aphex Twin 26 Mixes for Cash
7:27 AM Lakes of Pontchartrain The Be Good Tanyas
7:38 AM Codeine Fred Eaglesmith Dusty
7:38 AM Enmascadero Tijuana Bibles Rock and Roll Fighting
7:43 AM The Charlie Brown Christmas Massacre DJ John Santastic: Holiday Boots 4 Your Stockings
7:45 AM C.R. Avery Hot Sauce Just Passing Through
7:51 AM Punks in the Beerlight Silver Jews Tanglewood Numbers
7:58 AM The Weather Is Here Wish You Were Beautiful Jimmy Buffett Bars
8:00 AM Arkestra Tarwater Spider Smile
8:02 AM The Outskirts Buck 65 Situation
8:05 AM Campus Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
8:09 AM I’ve Been Waiting For You David Bowie Heathen
8:15 AM Part 1 Ed Special The Story of the Naivete (Ed’s Christmas Special from 2006)
8:30 AM Mr. B’s Ballroom Devo
8:33 AM Political World Bob Dylan Oh Mercy
8:41 AM (manifesto) The Weakerthans Reconstruction Site
8:41 AM Rip-Off T. Rex
8:45 AM Over and Over Hot Chip The Warning

Utterly, Utterly Helpful Radio

This was supposed to be a lazy show full of very long songs to accommodate my lack of time to prepare. It mostly was. But some fast short stuff somehow got worked in there too. Gorilla Stomp from Tijuana Bibles got played for the first time, and sounded pretty fine on my end. Likewise Shout Out Out Out with Chicken Soup for the Fuck You, but I think I’ve played that before.

The Daniel Kitson/Explosions in the Sky combo hung together pretty well I thought, with the exception of the remarkably jarring effect of the cd skipping. Damn it’s cdy little soul. But there was Tom Waits to settle it all out. Sort of. You know, when the devil gets wedged in, you have to blast him out with a hydraulic system. True words Tom, true words.

Here’s the playlist.

And here’s the audio.

6am:

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

7am:
8am:

Next week may or may not be my last show in the monday morning slot. I have a hunch I’ll still be kicking off the weeks come next semester, and that would still be okay by this dj. In any case, next week will be my last show for a couple of weeks. Some other kind dj will be covering for me while I wander around the world for a while. Or there will just be horrible dead air and the angry sound of the FCC’s too-loud heartbeat. Won’t somebody cover my shows?

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
6:45 AM Time Stops Explosions in the Sky How Strange Innocence
6:48 AM Way Down in the Hole Tom Waits Big Time
6:56 AM Sangue Latino Secos & Molhados Secos & Molhados
6:56 AM Laid a Highway Tift Merritt Tambourine
7:01 AM War of Confusion Kleptones Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be
7:01 AM Life in the E-Pro Kleptones Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be
7:03 AM Need You This Way Kleptones Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be
7:03 AM Need You This Way Kleptones Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be
7:06 AM Cowboy’s Delight Kleptones Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be
7:07 AM Delight Years Kleptones Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be
7:13 AM Folsom Prison Blues Chet Atkins Country Gems
7:13 AM Utah Phillips Nothing to Do But Go
7:16 AM Going to Georgia The Mountain Goats Zopilote Machine
7:18 AM Fire on the Bayou The Meters Fire on the Bayou
7:22 AM Tijuana J.J. Cale Travel Log
7:33 AM Rapper’s Delight The Sugarhill Gang
7:49 AM Hawksley Workman No Sissies For Him and the Girls
7:49 AM Satellite TV on the Radio Young Liars
7:54 AM Commercial Drive C.R. Avery
8:00 AM Wirehead Wasted Lives Vancouver Complication
8:00 AM All Things to All Men The Cinematic Orchestra Every Day
8:14 AM Chicken Soup for the Fuck You Shout Out Out Out Not Saying/Just Saying
8:16 AM Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Kid Koala Ninja Cuts Funkungfusion
8:20 AM Son of Mr. Green Genes Frank Zappa Hot Rats
8:34 AM One Great City! The Weakerthans Reconstruction Site
8:36 AM Data Redux Young Canadians No Escape
8:42 AM Hang ‘Em High Booker T. and the M.G.s
8:48 AM Where I’m From Digable Planets Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
8:52 AM Bank Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton What is Free to a Good Home?
8:56 AM Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend

Radio Mostly About Radio

Playlist for the show.

Audio:

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

or download hours .

Bubblyfish’s homepage, where you can download some music, and curse bands for using clumpy interactivity-breaking flash interfaces that make it nigh impossible to say, download some music to play on the radio. (But never completely impossible, so what’s the point?). While we’re at it, check out the Protomen website, which wins the award for most effort spent to obscure the content from the user. And, for example, the Gillian Welch website, which demonstrates why music websites don’t have to be so preciously clever (although even that site feels the need to have a gratuitous “intro” screen. Yes yes, very nice.)

The Daniel Kitson website including podcast. In addition to his standup-ish bits, Kitson also has some great fictional and nonfictional story-ish bits.

Had a call asking about music played on last week’s show, during which the playlist database was broken, which stymied the listener’s efforts to look up what she had heard. Apparently she sat in her car in the parking lot listening through to the end, then memorized the time she heard it so she could look up the name later. I’ve done that. I was at first confused because she said she normally doesn’t like Christmas music. Christmas music, on my show? But we iteratively sorted out that it was Iron and Wine, “Freedom Hangs Like Heaven”. Which, now that I think about it, probably is Christmas music.

Playing Mexican Radio on the radio from vinyl was so much fun that I’m going to have to do it again. My DJ colleagues have now and then made it clear that playing the same song twice is just not done. But hey, it’s experimental radio right? I think I’ve played the same song twice on the same show more than once now. “I Hate Music” by the K-Tels is going on the short list of candidate theme songs for when it’s time to retire Crazy. Fantastic.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
7:00 AM Nekronauts Nekromantix Kicked Outta Purgatory – Psychobilly for Sinners
7:04 AM Reverse Psychology Bullfrog
7:11 AM Canary in a Coalmine The Police
7:14 AM Dusty Boxcar Wall Gillian Welch Live & Obscure
7:16 AM This Heart’s On Fire Wolf Parade Apologies to the Queen Mary
7:22 AM Edmonton Block Heater Hugh Dillon/Swamp Baby Hard Core Logo soundtrack
7:27 AM Wave of Mutilation Pixies Doolittle
7:32 AM Private School Rock and Roll Radio Vancouver Complication
7:33 AM I Hate Music The K-Tels Vancouver Complication
7:36 AM Mexican Radio Wall of Voodoo Call of the West
7:40 AM Satellite Radio Steve Earle Washington Square Serenade
7:46 AM Give Paris One More Chance Jonathan Richman Jonathan Sings!
7:49 AM Dancin’ With them that Brung Me Stacey Earle Dancin’ With them that Brung Me
7:52 AM Azimuth Marcos Valle Mustang Cor De Sangue
7:54 AM Heart With No Companion Ron Sexsmith Ron Sexsmith
7:59 AM Needy Girl Chromeo She’s In Control
8:03 AM Smack Dab in the Middle The Mills Brothers
8:10 AM Walk on the Wild Side Vincent Malone Ultimate
8:11 AM Mas Que Nada Dizzy Gillespie Swing Low Sweet Cadillac
8:18 AM The Piano PJ Harvey White Chalk
8:21 AM (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction The Rolling Stones
8:26 AM (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
8:28 AM Rocketship Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Now I Got Worry
8:35 AM Crosseyed and Painless Talking Heads Sand in the Vaseline
8:40 AM Let it Whip The Dazz Band Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Soundtrack
8:44 AM Freedom Hangs Like Heaven Iron and Wine Woman King
8:47 AM Ah! Bubblyfish bubblyfish.com
8:49 AM Ballroom Blitz Batmobile Blast from the Past
8:54 AM Translucent Bubblyfish bubblyfish.com
8:57 AM Whipit Devo Freedom of Choice

Awesome-Themed Radio

Even more random than usual this week, and I suppose that’s saying something. The playlist machine is broken so I can’t offer the textual blow-by-blow, but the audio is still good to go.

A couple of people have mentioned the Flanders and Swann. Here’s some more info on those wild and crazy guys. The only other background I can offer is that in Peter Ustinov’s autobiography (or maybe it was Alec Guinness’) he mentioned that of all his Oxford buddies , Flanders and Swann stayed the most like themselves over the years. Whatever that means. In retrospect I don’t actually know them from my dad’s vinyl copy of At the Drop of Another Hat. Rather, I grew up listening to a cassette tape copy I suppose he made to keep me away from the record player. When we were packing up to move houses I was surprised to come across the original vinyl copy, but I don’t know if I ever heard it played. I wonder where it is now. The tracks I’ve been playing came from the internet.

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

The new improved player should play out all three hours in sequence, and I figure it’s more intuitive to skip around using this version than the old one. Or you can download hour .

Leave a comment damn you.

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Leftovers Radio

1pm:

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

2pm:

(or download , )

Yet more thanksgiving weekend radio. My only goal was to babble less than the end of yesterday’s session. Mission accomplished.

I was also excited to play the entire Metropolis Suite 1 from Janelle Monae and it sounded great. Also fun was ending off with a “Tight Pants In Canada” set, given that Kristin wasn’t going to be there for her usual fantastic 3-5 show. Rob Linn who was covering for Kristin then followed that up with “Tight Pants in Detroit (and Japan)”.

Playlist.

A guy called in to check the spelling of Ted Leo. Yesterday someone made the same call for Jean Leloup. I’ve made that call myself a few times, I love being on the receiving end. Campus radio has been so central to my experience of music for so many years, it feels right to be giving back.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:09 PM Days of Apple Pie Great Lakes Myth Society Compass Rose Bouquet
1:09 PM Plea from A Cat Named Virtue The Weakerthans Reconstruction Site
1:09 PM New York City Cops The Strokes
1:12 PM Mercedez Benz Janis Joplin
1:13 PM Adventures on the Wheels of Steel GrandMaster Flash & the Furious Flash
1:14 PM Parallel or Together? Ted Leo and the Pharmacists The Tryanny of Distance
1:23 PM Alcohol CSS Cansei de Ser Sexy
1:25 PM Run Like Crazy Herman Dune Peel Session 29-1-2003
1:35 PM Beginning to see the Light The Velvet Underground Live at Max’s Kansas City
1:39 PM Light Enough to Travel (Geoff Burne) The Be Good Tanyas
1:46 PM San Fran in the 60s Johnny Depp chaneling Hunter S. Thompson Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas movie
1:46 PM White Tooth Man Iron and Wine The Shepherd’s Dog
1:49 PM I Can’t Stay Here Tonight Clem Snide
1:57 PM Timba Am Gaya The Mutants Locos Instrumentales
2:00 PM Needy Girl Chromeo She’s In Control
2:07 PM March of the Wolfmasters Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase
2:08 PM Violet Stars Happy Hunting! Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase
2:10 PM Many Moons Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase
2:16 PM Cybertronic Purgatory Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase
2:18 PM Sincerely Jane Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase
2:27 PM Balade a Toronto Jean Leloup Joue de la Guitare
2:33 PM Where I’m From Digable Planets Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
2:41 PM Bombs Away D.O.A. 13 Flavours of Doom
2:44 PM Viens Avec Moi Les Breastfeeders Les Matin De Grands Soir
2:46 PM Government Cheque FurnaceFace Just Buy It
2:51 PM Why Why Why Les Sexareenos 7″
2:54 PM Psychotic Reaction Nash the Flash American Band-ages
3:01 PM The Beatific Buck 65 Situation

2-4s and Mickeys

True fact: on the way to the radio station I remembered I was out of rum. So I went into the Beer Depot and asked for a pint. It’s taken a long time to get out of the habit of asking for a mickey. That may be the first time I remembered without stumbling over it.

So yeah, doing that show was incredibly indulgent. I was genuinely confused about being in my right mind, and doing radio. Normally I get into the studio after a few hours sleep and I start at six. Today I started clear headed and it felt distinctly strange, like I should go out into the parking lot and smoke a bunch of cigarettes and bang my head against a rock for a while to get into the right headspace. But it was fun. As a side benefit, I may, for the first time, be sick of talking about Canada.

Here’s the playlist.

And here’s the audio:

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Two hours really wasn’t enough. I’ve got a bunch of stuff to play tomorrow, but I’ll be mixing it up with some more general open format.

errata: Winnipeg is not the “City of Champions”. That dubious claim belongs to Edmonton. Wrong city, wrong damn province even.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:07 PM the Blackfly Song Wade Hemsworth Rough Guide to Canadian Music
1:08 PM Snowed In/Cruisin’ Joel Plaskett Ashtray Rock
1:13 PM News Travels Fast The Be Good Tanyas Chainsmoking Blues
1:19 PM B.C. Trees Josh Martinez
1:25 PM Wicked and Weird Buck 65 This Right Here is Buck 65
1:38 PM These Eyes The Guess Who
1:38 PM American Women The Guess Who
1:50 PM Melody Day Caribou Andorra
1:50 PM Good Ol Hockey Game Stompin Tom Connors
1:50 PM No Cars Go Arcade Fire Neon Bible
1:58 PM Sleep is the Enemy Danko Jones Sleep is the Enemy
2:03 PM All Time High C’mon
2:04 PM Fifty Mission Cap The Tragically Hip Fully Completely
2:12 PM Balade a Toronto Jean Leloup Joue de la Guitare
2:12 PM Sisters of Mercy Leonard Cohen
2:23 PM After the Goldrush Neil Young
2:25 PM A Case of You Joni Mitchell Blue
2:31 PM Dirty Town Mother Mother Touch Up
2:47 PM Cowboy Junkies Sweet Jane
2:47 PM Km 19 (Ootsa Lake) Archie Pateman with the Bootscreefers
2:50 PM This Planting Thing Kluskus Uncut
2:53 PM Barrett’s Privateers Stan Rogers Home in Halifax
2:59 PM Ed Special’s Angstgiving

Raw Materials for 2-4s and Mickeys

In a few hours I’m gonna do that Canadian music show. I’ll be playing Log Driver’s Waltz (of course), straight from Youtube, so I’m posting it here so I can find it. And now, so can you!

Bonus action: the NFB’s version of the Blackfly Song with Wade Hemsworth. Ahhhhhhhh….. NFB……. what ever happened to that?


And here’s a song that I couldn’t find a playable-quality version of, so I’m gonna have to play a cover:

Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:07 PM the Blackfly Song Wade Hemsworth Rough Guide to Canadian Music
1:08 PM Snowed In/Cruisin’ Joel Plaskett Ashtray Rock
1:13 PM News Travels Fast The Be Good Tanyas Chainsmoking Blues
1:19 PM B.C. Trees Josh Martinez
1:25 PM Wicked and Weird Buck 65 This Right Here is Buck 65
1:38 PM These Eyes The Guess Who
1:38 PM American Women The Guess Who
1:50 PM Melody Day Caribou Andorra
1:50 PM Good Ol Hockey Game Stompin Tom Connors
1:50 PM No Cars Go Arcade Fire Neon Bible
1:58 PM Sleep is the Enemy Danko Jones Sleep is the Enemy
2:03 PM All Time High C’mon
2:04 PM Fifty Mission Cap The Tragically Hip Fully Completely
2:12 PM Balade a Toronto Jean Leloup Joue de la Guitare
2:12 PM Sisters of Mercy Leonard Cohen
2:23 PM After the Goldrush Neil Young
2:25 PM A Case of You Joni Mitchell Blue
2:31 PM Dirty Town Mother Mother Touch Up
2:47 PM Cowboy Junkies Sweet Jane
2:47 PM Km 19 (Ootsa Lake) Archie Pateman with the Bootscreefers
2:50 PM This Planting Thing Kluskus Uncut
2:53 PM Barrett’s Privateers Stan Rogers Home in Halifax
2:59 PM Ed Special’s Angstgiving

Music Epic Obscure and Flat Out Rockin

It’s Monday morning, post-show, and I’m already putting together next week’s show. Requests for the Protomen and the Akira soundtrack are now getting sorted out. Not to mention a tonne of suggestions that have come in for the end of the week. Indeed, in case you somehow missed the announcement,

This Thursday and Friday
TWO SHOWS* ONE SHOW ONLY

It’s the Resurrection of 2-4s and Mickeys
wcbn’s own Canadian music and culture show
1-3pm both days, with DJ Hugonaut, Native of the North

*I’m cutting it down to one show, it was getting out of hand preparing for it and hey, this is a school week. But it’s cool that my show was getting out of hand (always escalate).

So get ready for that. I was just going to do Thursday but I’ve got music ideas flooding in from the US, Canada, Korea, you name it. The Reverend Andrew has threatened to drop in with some of his own favourite Canadiana. It’s the Special Relationship, made even Specialer.

OK, today’s music:

Playlist.

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):


ps. I’m really digging this compilation of international surf/mexicali sounding instrumental rock numbers, that I played a couple of tunes from. I know nothing about it, except it rulez.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
6:53 AM Chicken Soup for the Fuck You Shout Out Out Out Not Saying/Just Saying
6:56 AM Since U Been Gone (Kelly Clarkson) Ted Leo
7:03 AM All Time High C’mon
7:03 AM The Mutants Timba Am Gaya Locos Instrumentales
7:11 AM March of the Wolfmasters Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase
7:12 AM Violet Stars Happy Hunting! Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase
7:13 AM Many Moons Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase
7:24 AM Here Comes Your Man Pixies Doolittle
7:33 AM Thunder on the Mountain Bob Dylan Modern Times
7:34 AM Hard Wired Tracy Chapman Let it Rain
7:39 AM Bring the Noise Brent Runyan
7:43 AM Funkadelic Maggot Brain Maggot Brain
7:55 AM Old Sad Songs Lucero Tennessee
7:57 AM When Love Was The Law in Los Angeles Tarwater Spider Smile
8:01 AM Dilaudid (Marrtronix Remix) The Mountain Goats Dilaudid
8:02 AM Booker T. and the M.G.s Eleanor Rigby Soul Limbo
8:03 AM Can’t Let Go Lucinda Williams Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
8:14 AM Polynesia Mother Mother Touch Up
8:16 AM Paul McCartney Temporary Secretary McCartney II
8:17 AM Biomusicology Ted Leo and the Pharmacists The Tryanny of Distance
8:21 AM When the Tigers Broke Free Pink Floyd Echoes – The Best of Disc 2
8:25 AM Faust Arp Radiohead In Rainbows
8:27 AM Riders of Love Go Home Productions The Complete Bootlegs
8:34 AM Lonely Financial Zone Jonathan Richman
8:36 AM Fireworks The Tragically Hip Phantom Power
8:38 AM Drunk Teenagers Joel Plaskett Ashtray Rock
8:50 AM I Lost My Baby Jean Leloup
8:52 AM Cows With Guns Dana Lyons
8:57 AM Grow Grow Grow PJ Harvey White Chalk
8:59 AM What’cha Say The Meters Rejuvenation

Disconet DJ Services

Today’s radio playlist here.

Although the actual material was perhaps more disco-related than purist uncut disco in the traditional vein, that was probably the most disco-ish show I will ever play. And yes, it was fun.

Also fun was giving away tickets. Another DJ first for me. I think that guy must have employed the finger-hovering-over-the-last-number while waiting for the DJ to stop talking method. Which worked, and I wish I had a car and free tickets to the Dap-Kings.

Here’s DJ Hugonaut’s tip of the week for the aspiring college disc jockey: if you’ve got something playing in the background while you talk through a set break, turn that down at the end of the break, but don’t turn it off yet. That way, when you cue up the next track and it turns out to be the wrong one, you can just turn the background music back up, which will cover the dead air while you hunt desperately for the track you actually wanted to play. This I learned today. Twice.

Also, don’t be afraid of theme sets. They induce requests. Also, play that Tarwater song that sounds like David Slyvian doing his best to do electro. That’s kind of cool. Also, play every single song on the Nighthawks at the Diner album from Tom Waits.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
6:32 AM I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink Merle Haggard Live in Austin
6:38 AM Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor Sue Foley Back to the Blues
6:41 AM Ripple (Grateful Dead) Jane’s Addiction
6:44 AM Warm Beer and Cold Women Tom Waits Nighthawks at the Diner
6:51 AM Slowly But Surely Holly Golightly Slowly But Surely
6:55 AM Bhindi Bhagee Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros Global A Go-Go
7:00 AM Let Them Eat Thomas Paine Dillinger Four Versus God
7:04 AM Down at the Khyber Joel Plaskett Down at the Khyber
7:14 AM That’s Not Really Funny The Eels Souljacker
7:17 AM By Air Flanders and Swann At the Drop of Another Hat
7:23 AM Slow Train Flanders and Swann At the Drop of Another Hat
7:24 AM ’76 aka The Slow Train Lemon Jelly ’64-’95
7:37 AM Hobo Train Rube Waddell Stinkbait
7:38 AM Star Guitar Chemical Brothers American EP
7:45 AM Hey Pocky A-Way The Meters Rejuvenation
7:54 AM My Way Nina Simone Legends
7:59 AM Wonderful People Q And Not U Power
8:03 AM There’s A Rhythm Ron Sexsmith Ron Sexsmith
8:04 AM I Created Disco Calvin Harris I Created Disco
8:08 AM Love Action Human League Disconet 4.7
8:10 AM Mystery Break Contest Disconet 4.9
8:16 AM On the Upside Xena Disconet 6.7
8:20 AM Call Me Skyy Disconet 4.9
8:28 AM If I’m In Luck I Might Get Picked UP Betty Davis Betty Davis
8:49 AM Mariner’s Revenge Decemberists Picaresque
8:51 AM Be Easy Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings 100 Days 100 Nights
8:52 AM Riders of Love Go Home Productions The Complete Bootlegs
8:53 AM Danger! High Voltage! Electric Six Fire
8:55 AM Fire Jimi Hendrix
8:57 AM One More Cup of Coffee Bob Dylan Desire

So Good It’s Bad, So Bad It’s Good

Started off strong, drifted into randomness and powered in to a big half hour finale of uptempo beats and poignant dead air. Right on. A lot of phone action (and I’ve even got some requests on the hook for next week). I only wish the speakers went even louder. We need an ’11’ setting, truly.

Playlist,

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

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Steve Miller > Ella Fitzgerald > Avalanches > Mills Brothers > Lucinda Williams > Bo Diddley > Cherry Poppin Daddies. Yes. I was a little unsure about the Lucinda Williams, but then I got a call from someone who really wanted to know where to get the track. Yes.

And yeah, lots of dead air and unplanned overdubs in towards the end but all genius is flawed.

I think I’m serious about getting Crazy by Neu! on as the theme track for the show. I heard it for the first time last week and I’ve barely been able to stop listening to it.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
6:33 AM Tiny Apolcalypse David Byrne Grown Backwards
6:38 AM Ubiquity The Orb Orblivion
6:45 AM The Marching Songs of the Covert Battalions Billy Bragg The Internationale
6:51 AM Lonesome Road Frank Sinatra
6:55 AM Taper Jean Girl Kings of Leon Aha Shaka Heartbreak
6:59 AM The Sheik of Araby Merle Travis Guitar Rags and A Too Fast Past Vol. 5
7:01 AM Blow Your Whistle Chuck Brown The Best Of
7:03 AM If You’re Ever in Oklahoma J.J. Cale Really
7:08 AM Big Joe And Phantom 309 Tom Waits Nighthawks at the Diner
7:14 AM Comb Blues Etta Baker Etta Baker with Taj Mahal
7:18 AM Government Center Jonathan Richman
7:23 AM Mahna Mahna The Muppet Show http://youtube.com/watch?v=-MW4TgdKoYo
7:24 AM Radio Fly Joel Plaskett Truthfully Truthfully
7:34 AM Kodachrome Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin’ Simon
7:36 AM Michigan State Devendra Banhart
7:38 AM The Group Who Couldn’t Say Grandaddy Sumday
7:44 AM Political World Bob Dylan Oh Mercy
7:55 AM The Night Morphine The Best Of
7:56 AM Space Cowboy Steve Miller Anthology
7:59 AM How High the Moon Ella Fitzgerald
8:06 AM Rat Inferno Go Home Productions The Complete Bootlegs
8:09 AM Run DNA The Avalanches El Producto
8:11 AM The Glow Worm The Mills Brothers
8:19 AM Hot Blood Lucinda Williams Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
8:28 AM I’m the Greatest Lover in the World Bo Diddley Songs We Taught the Fuzztones
8:29 AM Zoot Suit Riot Cherry Poppin’ Daddies No Mercy For Swine
8:37 AM Canary in a Coalmine The Police
8:39 AM Casella Walk Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings Dap Dippin
8:44 AM June 9th Boards Of Canada Boc Maxima
8:49 AM If I Ever Feel Better Phoenix United

WCBN During the 1989 Phase

From Luis Vasquez, a pair of training and recruitment videos for WCBN, circa 1989. I guess we sloughed off the commercial carrier-current station (the thinly veiled derision of the narrators for their “popular music format” is pretty funny). Other than that, not much has changed I think.


Playtime Title Artist Album Label
6:33 AM Tiny Apolcalypse David Byrne Grown Backwards
6:38 AM Ubiquity The Orb Orblivion
6:45 AM The Marching Songs of the Covert Battalions Billy Bragg The Internationale
6:51 AM Lonesome Road Frank Sinatra
6:55 AM Taper Jean Girl Kings of Leon Aha Shaka Heartbreak
6:59 AM The Sheik of Araby Merle Travis Guitar Rags and A Too Fast Past Vol. 5
7:01 AM Blow Your Whistle Chuck Brown The Best Of
7:03 AM If You’re Ever in Oklahoma J.J. Cale Really
7:08 AM Big Joe And Phantom 309 Tom Waits Nighthawks at the Diner
7:14 AM Comb Blues Etta Baker Etta Baker with Taj Mahal
7:18 AM Government Center Jonathan Richman
7:23 AM Mahna Mahna The Muppet Show http://youtube.com/watch?v=-MW4TgdKoYo
7:24 AM Radio Fly Joel Plaskett Truthfully Truthfully
7:34 AM Kodachrome Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin’ Simon
7:36 AM Michigan State Devendra Banhart
7:38 AM The Group Who Couldn’t Say Grandaddy Sumday
7:44 AM Political World Bob Dylan Oh Mercy
7:55 AM The Night Morphine The Best Of
7:56 AM Space Cowboy Steve Miller Anthology
7:59 AM How High the Moon Ella Fitzgerald
8:06 AM Rat Inferno Go Home Productions The Complete Bootlegs
8:09 AM Run DNA The Avalanches El Producto
8:11 AM The Glow Worm The Mills Brothers
8:19 AM Hot Blood Lucinda Williams Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
8:28 AM I’m the Greatest Lover in the World Bo Diddley Songs We Taught the Fuzztones
8:29 AM Zoot Suit Riot Cherry Poppin’ Daddies No Mercy For Swine
8:37 AM Canary in a Coalmine The Police
8:39 AM Casella Walk Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings Dap Dippin
8:44 AM June 9th Boards Of Canada Boc Maxima
8:49 AM If I Ever Feel Better Phoenix United

Not Stoned, Just Tired

I’m every bit as brainfried now as I was 7 hours ago when I started doing radio, so I’ll keep this to the basic points:

Playlist.

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

audio.

The highlight for me was without a doubt “Open All Night” from the Bruce. Maybe braindeath is a good place to be in for music immersion. I found it immersive. I was also singing along pretty loud to “One Monkey” by Gillian Welch. And the Boards of Canada sounded great. And so did everything. I love this music stuff.

I haven’t had a chance to double check the back-audio, somebody let me know if any of those are broken.

And thanks to the guy who called in asking if that was my regular slot. It is and I am here to serve.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
6:52 AM Clyde J.J. Cale Naturally
7:01 AM Don’t Fall in Love Danko Jones
7:03 AM Smack Dab in the Middle The Mills Brothers
7:10 AM Carousel Iron & Wine The Shepherd’s Dog
7:13 AM Confucius The Skatellites Ball of Fire
7:20 AM Dirty Ice Cream Dan Melchior Fire Breathing Clones on Cellular Phones
7:20 AM One Monkey Gillian Welch Soul Journey
7:34 AM circle.1 Boards Of Canada Hooper Bay
7:35 AM Twilight Maze Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Soundtrack
7:35 AM All I Need Radiohead In Rainbows
7:38 AM More to Living Ponies in the Surf Ponies in the Surf
7:40 AM Marvin’s Not in Love Go Home Productions The Complete Bootlegs
7:43 AM Now or Never Land Midnight Oil
7:47 AM Crowd Surf Off A Cliff Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton Knives Don’t Have Your Back
7:59 AM Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
8:02 AM Violet Stars Happy Hunting! Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase
8:05 AM Extraordinary Joel Plaskett Truthfully Truthfully
8:11 AM Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues Nina Simone Legend
8:22 AM An Ending (Ascent) Brian Eno Apollo
8:22 AM Fresh Feeling Eels Souljacker
8:25 AM Get Along Mike Doughty Rockity Roll
8:28 AM Bring the Noise (Public Enemy) Brent Runyan
8:30 AM The Great Intoxication David Byrne Look Into the Eyeball
8:33 AM I Want More Crickhead there will never be a Crickhead album more’s the pity
8:40 AM Hallogallo Neu! Neu!
8:41 AM Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death From Above CSS Cansei de Ser Sexy
8:44 AM Blow Your Whistle Chuck Brown The Best Of
8:47 AM Carne del Toro Fred Eaglesmith Dusty
8:50 AM Holding On Utah Phillips and Ani Difranco The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere
9:01 AM Bandits Buck 65 This Right Here is Buck 65

Making Showtunes Cool Again

Which implies they once were I suppose. Cole Porter era I guess.

Playlist,

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

audio.

A Very Special Episode this week, starring out-of-towner Megan at the board. No visit to Ann Arbor is complete without DJing at WCBN. I should hire touts to bring tourists down, charge admission and make some money off the deal. Megan reports the week’s highlight was “Kiss the Girl” into “Let’s Talk about Sex”. I have to admit, that was pretty good. Clearly Megan understands the whole campus radio gestalt.

I actually felt like the show went pretty well this week. No major screwups. Lots of music got turned up to 11 in the booth. I was particulary grooving on the Mike Doughty (who knew it was meant to be played so loud?), the Nina Simone, and playing the Mojo Nixon track off the Don Henley cover. Take that Don Henley. You’re out of the band. Sting too.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
6:48 AM It Overtakes Me/ The Stars Are So Big…. The Flaming Lips At War With the Mystics
6:55 AM Pinniped/Quadraped Diplo Sound and Fury
7:00 AM Baby Hates Me Danko Jones Sleep is the Enemy
7:08 AM Down on the River By the Sugar Plant Mike Doughty Rockity Roll
7:12 AM Riders on the Strom (GHP edit) Go Home Productions Unofficial Remixes Vol 2
7:15 AM Casella Walk Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings Dap Dippin
7:19 AM Bells and Horns in the Back of Beyond Midnight Oil Red Sails in the Sunset
7:22 AM Sweet Georgia Brown Rahsaan Roland Kirk The Return of the 5000lb Man
7:30 AM Hallogallo Neu! Neu!
7:33 AM Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues Nina Simone Legends
7:35 AM Chain Smoking C.R. Avery Chainsmoking Blues
7:39 AM One More Colour Rheostatics Introducing Happiness
7:42 AM I Created Disco Calvin Harris I Created Disco
7:51 AM Will Rogers Baseball in Baltimore Groucho Marx An Evening with Groucho Marx
7:54 AM Rock n’ Roll With Me David Bowie Diamond Dogs
7:57 AM Peter Gunn Roy Buchanan Deluxe Edition
8:01 AM Hotel California Gypsy Kings
8:07 AM Don Henley Must Die Mojo Nixon
8:13 AM I’ve Just Seen a Face Across the Universe Soundtrack
8:13 AM I Got Trouble Christina Aguilera
8:16 AM I Wonder Alixa and Niema
8:45 AM Leaving of Liverpool Amadan
8:47 AM Kiss the Girl Disney’s Little Mermaid
8:47 AM Let’s talk about sex Salt n Pepper
8:48 AM I don’t know that guy Greg Brown Dream Cafe
8:48 AM For Good Kristin Chenoweth
8:49 AM Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Cindi Lauper
8:52 AM Songbird Eva Cassidy
8:57 AM Leaving on a jet plane
9:02 AM Violet Stars Happy Hunting! Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite 1: The Chase

I Am the Preincarnation of Utah Phillips

Playlist, audio hour

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

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I think I succeeded in talking less this week. Which is good, since I woke up even less than usually cogent. And not hard, since I sure as hell talk a lot.

Fun times layering the Utah Phillips and instrumental tracks, should be straightforward enough of course but the first time I’ve tried it much live on air. The trick is getting the levels right so the vocals come through without straining, and it’s somehow tricky to gauge that from the board monitor. Utah Phillips has emerged as the number one thing I play, I don’t mean to do that but there’s so much good Utah material that it’s hard not to. And it’s so good. Utah is one of my heroes, he’s had such a rich life, done so much, seen so much, known so much, worked so hard to give it all back. Feels good to help draw him into the flow in some small way, like he works to bring his elders into the flow.

The station is down one CD deck and that adds enough busy work moving CDs around to cut into the time I can sit back and listen, so maybe the reason Fur Immer was the standout for me today was just that’s it’s better than 10 minutes long, so I had to a chance to hear it. Good song though. Up the Wolves from the Mountain Goats also sounded particularly good on my end, but I understand that may just be me. I love that the song catalog at themountaingoats.net runs to 497 tracks. How do we do it? Volume!

Next week I think I’ve got a guest DJ coming in to assist with revolutionary hiphop and show tunes, but we’ll see about the latter.

Oh yeah, and I always wondered if sometimes, when people call in requests to radio shows and the station doesn’t have the song, if DJs just go ahead and p2p it. Yep.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
6:53 AM House of Cards Radiohead In Rainbows
6:58 AM Up the Wolves The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree
7:02 AM Girls Don’t Stop Til They Get Enough Go Home Productions The Complete Bootlegs
7:04 AM I Love My Flag Utah Phillips I’ve Got to Know
7:04 AM With Me Tonight The Beach Boys Smiley Smile
7:11 AM Realize Karsh Kale Distance
7:13 AM that song with the violin? Aphex Twin that album with the song with the violin?
7:15 AM Dim Dim the Lights Bill Haley and the Comets The Decca Years
7:18 AM Johnny Too Bad Taj Mahal The Essential
7:25 AM The Kids Don’t Get It The Tragically Hip World Container
7:29 AM 16 Military Wives Decemberists Picaresque
7:39 AM So Round So Firm So Fully Packed Merle Travis The Best Of
7:42 AM Mose Rager Blues Merle Travis Country Guitar Thunder
7:47 AM Flying Fingers Merle Travis Country Guitar Thunder
7:48 AM Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Rahsaan Roland Kirk The Return of the 5000lb Man
7:59 AM Bustin’ Loose Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers Phat Tracks Vol. 6
8:20 AM Maggot Brain Funkadelic Maggot Brain
8:20 AM Satellite Radio Steve Earle Washington Square Serenade
8:21 AM Nel Cimitero Di Tucson Gianfranco Reverberi Preparti la bara!
8:24 AM Crazy (Gnarls Barkley Cover) Kooks Live Lounge
8:26 AM Sheep and Goats Utah Phillips We Have Fed You All A Thousand Years
8:26 AM Remember Me As a Time of Day Explosions in the Sky How Strange Innocence
8:30 AM I Got the Same Old Blues J.J. Cale Okie
8:38 AM Greek Song Rufus Wainwright Poses
8:39 AM How to Live In Peace Utah Phillips I’ve Got to Know
8:39 AM Iguaza Gustavo Santaolalla Deadwood: Music from HBO Original Series
8:46 AM You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet Bachman Turner Overdrive every classic rock compilation ever
8:48 AM Lets Take A Trip Together Morphine Cure For Pain
8:49 AM Yeah Yeah Yeah Song The Flaming Lips At War With the Mystics
8:57 AM Me and Guiliani Down By The Schoolyard !!! Me and Guiliani Down By the Schoolyard

No Cat Stevens Were Harmed in the Making of this Radio

Yeah I know some people love the guy but seriously, I mean come on. Moonshadow?

Playlist here. Audio for hours

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

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CJSW website, and here’s the high-quality mp3 version of their web stream.

Highlights:

  • Ross is now officially the early morning man 3-6am. I’ll miss seeing Kristin and Dan down there breaking in new DJs at that horrible hour, but it’s cool to have an honest to god line-up in place, and it looks like he’s doing a nice job.
  • Request for Space Cowboy from Steve Miller. That was great. I don’t play a lot vinyl cause I still don’t have a feel for what’s down there (it isn’t everything, but it’s more music than I’ve ever heard ever), but it sure is satisfying to throw some on. I appreciate having a reason to do so. And that track has spirit.
  • Getting Dan Melchior’s “All You Experts” on. They’ve got a nice set of speakers down in the studio, that you can turn up pretty loud and they still sound real nice. And somehow it gives songs an extra edge when you know they’re going out over the transmitter. If you can find time to listen to the music, it can be a good situation for really hearing a song, and I hadn’t really heard that one in a while. It’s a good song, man.
  • I can’t remember which transition (maybe Flaming Lips > Tom Waits?), but one of the tracks ended with an upswell that was meant to break smoothly into the next track on the album, and I managed to make the switch juuust right so that it worked anyway, even though the next song was a completely different genre. I felt like a very smart DJ until I slaughtered the Hella tracks.

Next week’s special feature: less talking, more music.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
4:10 AM american eyes holland drums ep
4:13 AM sippy cup restiform bodies
4:16 AM erora lijadu sisters double trouble
4:19 AM reminder midwest product specifics
4:25 AM what is it this time? jamie lidell multiply
4:30 AM the songs that we sing charlotte gainsbourg 5:55
4:33 AM salle des pas perdus corlie clement
4:36 AM ave genghis khan os mutantes
4:39 AM Give Paris One More Chance Jonathan Richman Jonathan Sings!
4:43 AM pisces chicago underground trio possible cube
4:46 AM behind the garage eric’s trip love tara
4:52 AM i’ve been loving you too long otis redding otis blue
4:59 AM there are seagulls who live in parking lots skeletons and the girl-faced boys git
4:59 AM so far faust so far
5:04 AM coded language Saul Williams amethyst rock star
5:11 AM mompou mouse on mars
5:15 AM police and thieves junior murvin police and theives
5:18 AM my hood young jeezy thug motivation 101
5:21 AM fly out Lil’ Wayne Tha Carter 3
5:23 AM ben and joey hymie’s basement
5:25 AM when love calls daniel johnston and jad fair
5:28 AM roadrunner isan plans drawn in pencil
5:31 AM you were out jim black splay
5:34 AM ghost dream hymie’s basement
5:39 AM the oscilator’s hum frog eyes the folded palm
5:43 AM a hit Smog accumulation: none
5:46 AM disorder Joy Divison unknown pleasures
5:49 AM untitled three odd nosdam
5:53 AM 5 on a joyride cody chesnutt
5:55 AM sad song lou reed berlin

Music for Waitresses and Trains

Playlist.

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

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I’m getting more moments where I run down the mental checklist of necessities (at least one fresh track cued, playlist updated, not too long since last back-announce, requests found, PSAs/promos/announcements made) and find I don’t need to do anything but sit back and listen.

My favourite moment this week was playing Hobo Train by Rube Waddell, which I haven’t listened to in a long long time, and remembering why I used to love it so much. There are some great lines in that track.

Of course I also liked it when someone called in just to say I was playing a good show. They picked off a bunch of the folk/blues acts as reasons why — I hope that isn’t a sign the Monday morning audience isn’t in to, say, Junior Boys. But the caller didn’t have any such complaints so I’m just gonna feel good about the whole damn thing.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
6:56 AM Can’t Let Go Lucinda Williams Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
7:00 AM She’s White Electric Six Fire
7:04 AM The Fabs That’s The Bag I’m In
7:08 AM Eggs and Sausage Tom Waits Used Songs (1973-1980)
7:10 AM Waitress Song Freakwater Old Paint
7:12 AM Table Three Archie Pateman with the Bootscreefers Archie Pateman with the Bootscreefers
7:16 AM Handlebars Flobots
7:21 AM Polynesia Mother Mother Touch Up
7:24 AM The Book of Love The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs Vol. 1
7:26 AM Mean Man The Detroit Cobras Baby
7:34 AM Ray of Gob Go Home Productions The Complete Bootlegs
7:37 AM Famous Blue Raincoat Marissa Nadler Songs III: Bird on the Water
7:41 AM Alcohol CSS Cansei de Ser Sexy
7:46 AM Uncle Tupelo I Got Drunk 89-93 An Anthology
7:47 AM Epitaph for my Heart The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Song Vol. 2
7:50 AM White Heat Merle Travis Greatest Stars of Bluegrass Music
7:51 AM Princess of the Streets The Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus)
7:56 AM Azimuth Marcos Valle Mustang Cor De Sangue
8:03 AM TV Girl Charlie Slick
8:09 AM Black Girl Pain Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle
8:12 AM It Overtakes Me/ The Stars Are So Big…. The Flaming Lips At War With the Mystics
8:19 AM Rough Eye Blues Buck 65 Secret House Against the World
8:24 AM The Only Living Boy in New York Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
8:34 AM Going Up To The Country Gonna Paint My Mailbox Taj Mahal The Essential
8:35 AM Railroad Bill Etta Baker w/ Taj Mahal Etta Baker with Taj Mahal
8:38 AM Starlight on the Rails Utah Phillips Good Though!
8:41 AM Pontiac Rod Picott A Tribute: The Songs of Fred Eaglesmith
8:50 AM A Case of You Joni Mitchell Blue
8:54 AM Vibrations The Beach Boys Smiley Smile
8:57 AM No Sissies Hawksley Workman For Him and the Girls

Petitioning the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain for Tribal Rights

Today’s audio

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

and .

Playlist here.

Manseed Ferank’s homepage. I think Mssr. Ferank is responsible for “The Revolution Will Be Televised” rant in the Kleptone’s Revolverlution track. He has dreads in any case.

My favourite 10 minutes was Gillian Welch > Mountain Goats > CSS > Gordon Lightfoot. That was awesome. Or maybe it was the entire tube of coffee really kicking in. Almost as good and much longer was the whole hiphop thing. Hopefully I won’t get the feds up in my mouth like forks and spoons for that one. Whatever, it sounded good on my end. Ahem.

(My old favourite Immortal Technique song.)

I wonder how many people listen to this stuff? From the streaming audio server stats on the wall and guessing wildly at the actual radio transmission audience I figure it’s probably in the low hundreds. I think or something.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
7:46 AM Look at Miss Ohio Gillian Welch Soul Journey
7:47 AM The Mountain Goats Dilaudid (Marrtonix Version) Dilaudid
7:49 AM Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death From Above CSS Cansei de Ser Sexy
7:53 AM Baby Step Back Gordon Lightfoot Complete Greatest Hits

Radio for a New Era

Playlist. Audio

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

Part four (download):

and just a little .

The first show in my new time went pretty well. I was expecting it to be rocky, that early in the morning, but soon enough the vibe found me and it was a good time. Some quick thinking the night before took me out to the bar instead of sleeping in: you don’t do good early morning college radio on a clear head all well rested.

Not that it was all smooth. The first 30 minutes or so featured some classic screwup action. But that cleared up and I think I am now once and forever after past any chance of ever screwing up anything else on the radio ever again. The audio highlight was playing Sweet Flavour on a tracker live on air. Also good was playing a Royskopp remix of a Beck track, which I had only ever heard for a few seconds while queuing it up, thinking “hell this is great, I bet people are liking this” when it went on and then getting a call from a guy who thought it was great and was wondering what it was.

I still haven’t picked a name, but I’m considering “Hangover Cure” now. I do seem to be acquiring signature tracks: Yo Yo Ma doing Morricone’s Ecstacy of Gold for set breaks, Steve Martin’s drop-thumb medley for no reason that I can think of, and if I go with Hangover Cure, That’s The Bag I’m In can be my theme music.

Apologies for not getting the audio posted up until the end of the week, and my ego thanks those who complained about it. And apologizes to those who aren’t going to find their requests in there. The internet was broken last weekend so I couldn’t download and pre-screen certain FCC-questionable acts. And thanks again to those who listened, called, visited and texted. And finally, thanks to Kristin and Dan for unexpectedly being in the dimly lit studio at 6 in the goddamn morning, with noise makers, nuts, nut cluster treats, the turntables set on the wrong rpm and a gleam of desperate horrible fun in their baggy eyes.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
7:01 AM Bowified Revolution Kleptones From Detroit to J.A.
7:11 AM Golden Brown The Stranglers
7:14 AM Lie To Me Tom Waits
7:16 AM The Complete Ella in Berlin Ella Fitzgerald Mack the Knife
7:20 AM Alarm Call Bjork Homogenic
7:25 AM Cherry J.J. Cale Troubadour
7:29 AM Panic In Detroit David Bowie Scary Monsters
7:31 AM Detroit Boogie Pt 2 R.L. Burnside A Bothered Mind
7:37 AM Mean Man The Detroit Cobras Baby
7:41 AM China Girl Iggy Pop
7:46 AM Reno Dakota The Magnetic Fields
7:47 AM Jens Lenkman Black Cad
7:56 AM Jogeir Liljedahl Sweet Flavour www.liljedahl-music.com
8:02 AM Broken Drum remix Beck (remixed by the Boards of Canada) Beck Remix EP#1
8:06 AM Hang ‘Em High Booker T. and the M.G.s
8:11 AM the Melee Beastie Boys The Mix Up
8:16 AM Shake Shake Tambourine Beck Guerolito
8:19 AM Missing remix Beck vs. Royskopp Beck Remix EP#1
8:24 AM Give Paris One More Chance Jonathan Richman Jonathan Sings!
8:26 AM Reverse Psychology Bullfrog
8:32 AM Respiration Ben Allison Buzz
8:43 AM You’re Insane Rod Stewart Foot Loose and Fancy Free
8:45 AM Rocketship Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Now I Got Worry
8:49 AM We’re Pretty Quick The Chob
8:52 AM Drop Thumb Medley Steve Martin Comedy is Not Pretty!
8:56 AM Ella Fitzgerald It Never Entered My Mind Sings the Rogers and Hart Songbook
9:00 AM future Charlie Slick
9:03 AM Extraordinary Joel Plaskett Truthfully Truthfully
9:07 AM Ron Sexsmith Heart With No Companion
9:10 AM Flite The Cinematic Orchestra Every Day

An Honest to God DJ Stands to His Post

And what a post it is, I have been assigned the 6am to 9am Monday morning slot as my first official yeah that’s mine radio time. I am thrilled more than it is generally considered cool to be thrilled. I am also deeply relieved not to have taken one of the traditional first-timer 3am to 6am slots.

That time means:

  • I’m in the anchor position for the week, at least according to the many cultures which posit Monday rather than Sunday as the first day of the calendar week.
  • I can’t play songs with cuss words, cause you can’t do that except 11pm to 6am. Tricky.
  • I probably shouldn’t play too much hard driving rock. So easy on the Danko Jones and stuff. Monday mornings probably isn’t when people most want to hear that stuff. I’ll deal with that the same way I deal with being a vegetarian who enjoys meat. Occasionally, I eat meat.
  • I’m the warm-up man for Sue “Blastoff” Dise, looong time veteran DJ who I really liked training with, and who does one of my favourite shows 9 to 12 Monday mornings. That could be fun.
  • Less partying Sunday night.
  • A bit sleepy in my Monday afternoon Evolutionary Dynamics math class. And no doing the homework for the week Monday morning.

It doesn’t seem to be the custom at WCBN to have a name for your show, not as much as at other stations. But I like that bit of schtick. After all, different DJs have very different vibes and it’s good as a listener to be able to differentiate and predict. So I should pick a name. What’s good?

Maybe Hugonaut in the Morning (remember “Chris in the Morning”?).

Maybe Hangover Alley, or something else celebrating the start of the non-weekend.

Maybe Gunfire And A Little Music, after that Edward Abbey funeral quote I came across on my show last week. Don’t know yet. Suggestions appreciated. And requests. Oh yeah.

The Best of Radio, The Worst of Radio

There’s no question about it. With the announcement pending of my actual radio slot some morning between 3am and 6am, I am currently filling the best radio times I will ever have. This is the peak of my radio career, at least until I undergo the one semester hazing and commit more time than I possibly have to being a station executive. And the results are decidedly mixed.

But that gives it that tension, you know. Will he succeed in playing the song? No? Get through a set break without sounding pretentious and just too much like I he cares too much? No? People care when there is a real chance of failure. So I figure it’s good radio.

Today’s playlist and wow, 3 freakin hours of radio

Part one (download):

Part two (download):

Part three (download):

(I’m in there about minute 20) and too.

By the way, Andrew who always seems to be on ahead of me, despite our completely random schedules plays fantastic stuff and is a really chill guy. It’s too bad “community members” who cover it all summer seem to get the general boot come school time.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
12:45 PM Hang ‘Em High Booker T. and the M.G.s
12:51 PM I Was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar Jonathan Richman
12:52 PM This Just In Outhud
12:58 PM Hey Hey My My Neil Young
1:05 PM Ecstasy of Gold from The Good The Bad And The Ugly Yo Yo Ma Yo Yo Ma and Ennio Morricone
1:07 PM Cherry J.J. Cale
1:11 PM Me and Guiliani Down By The Schoolyard !!!
1:19 PM A Chicken With It’s Head Cut Off The Magnetic Fields
1:24 PM Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois Deep Blue Day Apollo (Atmospheres and Soundtracks)
1:27 PM Holiday In Cambodia Dead Kennedys
1:36 PM China Girl David Bowie
1:36 PM City is Poison Scotch Greens
1:48 PM India Gal Costa
1:52 PM Fela’s Riff Talking Heads
1:59 PM Attack El Robot! Attack! Calexico
2:02 PM Filibuster XXX Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
2:15 PM Love in it’s Proper Place Grover Washington and Billy Cosby Music from the Bill Cosby Show
2:20 PM Freight Train Fred Eaglesmith
2:24 PM Echo Bells Kodo Mondo Head
2:28 PM Love Und Romance Slits
2:31 PM Action Woman The Electras
2:34 PM From the Vapour of Gasoline The Mercury Program
2:39 PM 40 Grand in the Hole Mike Doughty Rockity Roll
2:40 PM Can’t Let Go Lucinda Williams Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
2:44 PM Lazy River The Mills Brothers
2:46 PM (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction The Rolling Stones
2:50 PM The Name is Clem Snide William S. Burroughs
2:51 PM Hard Wired Tracy Chapman
2:57 PM The Mix Up Beastie Boys Electric Worm
2:58 PM Toxygene The Orb Orblivion

Back to School Rock Radio

I covered an empty slot on Tuesday, the first day of classes. It was fun. I played radio- and non-radio-rock, plus some other flotsam.

Playlist here.

Audio:

My francophone crewboss from 2006 turned me on to Danko Jones. Danko doesn’t get nearly enough play. He’s the real deal, man, and if his music doesn’t kick your ass, fuck you. I keep expecting to turn around and discover he’s been blessed as authentic by the mainstream and bands are being labeled as ‘Danko-esque’ by hip periodicals. Maybe they are and I don’t read them. Joel Plaskett does what Canadian pop rock does best, and he does it well. Canada really does throw a lot of good bands out there.

I’ll be covering tomorrow, Thursday, from 12:30pm till 3pm, then I have a prime slot Saturday evening 7 till 9, if no senior DJs call me up and kick me off. I’m thinking lots more rock and roll for both of those. But basically I will play whatever I want, and whatever you want. Requests (734) 763-3500, live stream on wcbn.org.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
12:32 PM The Information Beck
12:38 PM Lonesome Road Blues Merle Travis
12:43 PM Big In Japan (from Tom Waits) C.R. Avery Just Passing Through
12:47 PM Hard to Handle The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain The Secret Life of
12:47 PM Necropsy of Al Purdy Clive Holden Trains of Winnipeg
12:50 PM Couch Surfer Bran Van 3000 Glee
12:57 PM Garbage Day The Ike Reilly Assassination
12:59 PM Amerika v6.0 Steve Earle Jerusalem
1:05 PM Drunk Teenagers Joel Plaskett Ashtray Rock
1:08 PM Drop Thumb Medley Steve Martin
1:14 PM Baby Hates Me Danko Jones Sleep is the Enemy
1:15 PM Money City Maniacs Sloan
1:21 PM Fashion Dan Melchior Heavy Dirt
1:26 PM Respiration Ben Allison
1:38 PM Rebel Rebel David Bowie Diamond Dogs
1:39 PM Let’s Not and Say We Did Silver Jews Bright Flight
1:42 PM Cleaning Windows Van Morrison
1:46 PM Lazy River The Mills Brothers Greatest Hits
1:52 PM Guy Douane DJ Champion Chill Em’ All
1:55 PM Bhindi Bhagee Joe Strummer Global A Go-Go

First and Second Times Are the Charm, pt 2

Then yesterday there was yet another emergency request for DJs, and we covered that too. That went really well, I was deeply satisfied with my first set, and made sure everybody in radioland knew it, too.

Playlist.

Someone called in just to say they were glad we played the opening Uncle Tupelo song, which was cool, since I love that song. My experience with DJing so far is that you’re concentrating so hard on getting the next song or two lined up and the PSAs played at the appropriate times that you often don’t focus on the songs, so you forget people might actually be enjoying them. The other thing I’ve learned: I speak way fast when I’m on the mic.

Then yesterday evening I went in for my last apprenticeship, with local radio personality Arwulf. Arwulf’s MO is bringing in spliced up remixes of movie soundtracks he keeps on cassette, and live layering them with found audio and fringe musical events. He has CDs and records and most of all cassette tapes stacked up around on every surface. Maybe this is fun to listen to at home, it may well be, I don’t know. But it was unspeakably wonderful to be there to watch it. Halfway through his opening montage of William S Burroughs and synthesizer Vagner he got up and killed all but the christmas lights and novelty lamps in the studio. Then throughout the show he would jump up to conduct the boards, waving his arms and grinning. I just sat there with my feet up on the turntable board and shook my head and laughed out loud. Except for the parts with Jim Jones. That was really creepy. On the whole, an experience I wouldn’t expect or forget. Just for interest, . There is no playlist.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
11:02 PM Keep the Customer Satisfied Simon and Garfunkel
11:04 PM Becoming a Poet The Breakmen
11:07 PM Reno Dakota The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs Vol. 1
11:07 PM Long Time Running The Tragically Hip Road Apples
11:13 PM Out of Egypt…. Sufjan Stevens
11:18 PM 1730 Know How Frogs Function Kleptones 24 Hours
11:19 PM The Night Morphine The Best of Morphine
11:24 PM The Name is Clem Snide William S. Burroughs
11:28 PM I Love the Unknown Clem Snide
11:30 PM Cows With Guns Dana Lyons
11:34 PM Portland Oregon Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose
11:37 PM Down With Irresponsible Palm Oil The Carbonator Rain Forest Action dot com
11:41 PM Fashion Dan Melchior
11:46 PM Lonesome Road Blues Merle Travis
11:50 PM Le Joue de le Guitare Jean Leloup
11:54 PM Echo Bells Kodo Mondo Head
11:59 PM Rueben Wilson Hold On I’m Coming
12:11 AM Gracis A La Vida Violeta Parra & Los Calchakis
12:13 AM Put it Off The Tragically Hip Trouble at the Henhouse
12:19 AM There Ain’t A Cow in Texas Merle Travis
12:20 AM 40 Grand in the Hole Mike Doughty Rockity Roll
12:23 AM Guy Douane DJ Champion Chill Em’ All
12:25 AM La Horse Serge Gainsbourg Phillips
12:30 AM At the Source Bobby Hutcherson Blue Note
12:36 AM Another Day Another Dollar Josh Martinez
12:38 AM No Soles Siah & Yeshua Fondle em
12:52 AM Swing Low Sweet Chariot Dizzy Gillespie The Dizzy Gillespie Story
12:55 AM Descondido Soy David Byrne Look Into the Eyeball
1:25 PM Still Be Gone Uncle Tupelo
1:25 PM Every Day (I Have the Blues) Count Basie and Big Joe Williams
1:29 PM I’m All Over You Mutronium
1:37 PM Every Day (I’m in Love) Count Basie and Big Joe Williams
1:42 PM Can’t Let Go Lucinda Williams
1:43 PM 13 Women Bill Haley and the Comets
1:45 PM Crazy Mama J.J. Cale Naturally
1:55 PM Aint that Just Like a Woman Jimmy Johnson Blues Band
1:56 PM See Them a Come Culture
1:57 PM Popular Keith Hudson Mafia
1:58 PM Vieille Canaille Serge Gainsbourg Phillips
2:05 PM Emmanuelle Serge Gainsbourg Phillips
2:06 PM Fear Feats Dj Vadim BBE
2:08 PM Jazz Mediterranee Henri Salvador Virgin
2:11 PM Ma Sollitude Georges Moustaki Polygram
2:15 PM Baby Gal Costa Mercury
2:17 PM Cala Boca Menino Joao Donato EMI
2:23 PM Nao Tem Nada Dao Marcos Valle EMI
2:34 PM B For My Name Beastie Boys The Mix Up
2:35 PM Got to Get You Into My Life The Beatles Revolver
2:38 PM Gut Feeling Devo
2:44 PM A New England Billy Bragg Back to Basics
2:45 PM Dirty Town Mother Mother
2:54 PM Jungle Telegraph Eels Souljacker
2:56 PM Don’t Fence Me In David Byrne
2:58 PM Action Woman The Electras

First and Second Times Are the Charm, pt 1

Wednesday night’s audio:

Playlist is here.

At the last minute, my chain-smoking vinyl-spinning deadpan Parisian ex-flatmate (not actually Parisian or chain-smoking) arrived from his 20 hour multi-connection trans-atlantic flight, and being a chain-smoking vinyl-spinning deadpan Parisian decided that the best thing to do was come along to the station to spin some records. So it was a joint Bert and Hugonaut show.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
11:02 PM Keep the Customer Satisfied Simon and Garfunkel
11:04 PM Becoming a Poet The Breakmen
11:07 PM Reno Dakota The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs Vol. 1
11:07 PM Long Time Running The Tragically Hip Road Apples
11:13 PM Out of Egypt…. Sufjan Stevens
11:18 PM 1730 Know How Frogs Function Kleptones 24 Hours
11:19 PM The Night Morphine The Best of Morphine
11:24 PM The Name is Clem Snide William S. Burroughs
11:28 PM I Love the Unknown Clem Snide
11:30 PM Cows With Guns Dana Lyons
11:34 PM Portland Oregon Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose
11:37 PM Down With Irresponsible Palm Oil The Carbonator Rain Forest Action dot com
11:41 PM Fashion Dan Melchior
11:46 PM Lonesome Road Blues Merle Travis
11:50 PM Le Joue de le Guitare Jean Leloup
11:54 PM Echo Bells Kodo Mondo Head
11:59 PM Rueben Wilson Hold On I’m Coming
12:11 AM Gracis A La Vida Violeta Parra & Los Calchakis
12:13 AM Put it Off The Tragically Hip Trouble at the Henhouse
12:19 AM There Ain’t A Cow in Texas Merle Travis
12:20 AM 40 Grand in the Hole Mike Doughty Rockity Roll
12:23 AM Guy Douane DJ Champion Chill Em’ All
12:25 AM La Horse Serge Gainsbourg Phillips
12:30 AM At the Source Bobby Hutcherson Blue Note
12:36 AM Another Day Another Dollar Josh Martinez
12:38 AM No Soles Siah & Yeshua Fondle em
12:52 AM Swing Low Sweet Chariot Dizzy Gillespie The Dizzy Gillespie Story
12:55 AM Descondido Soy David Byrne Look Into the Eyeball
1:25 PM Still Be Gone Uncle Tupelo
1:25 PM Every Day (I Have the Blues) Count Basie and Big Joe Williams
1:29 PM I’m All Over You Mutronium
1:37 PM Every Day (I’m in Love) Count Basie and Big Joe Williams
1:42 PM Can’t Let Go Lucinda Williams
1:43 PM 13 Women Bill Haley and the Comets
1:45 PM Crazy Mama J.J. Cale Naturally
1:55 PM Aint that Just Like a Woman Jimmy Johnson Blues Band
1:56 PM See Them a Come Culture
1:57 PM Popular Keith Hudson Mafia
1:58 PM Vieille Canaille Serge Gainsbourg Phillips
2:05 PM Emmanuelle Serge Gainsbourg Phillips
2:06 PM Fear Feats Dj Vadim BBE
2:08 PM Jazz Mediterranee Henri Salvador Virgin
2:11 PM Ma Sollitude Georges Moustaki Polygram
2:15 PM Baby Gal Costa Mercury
2:17 PM Cala Boca Menino Joao Donato EMI
2:23 PM Nao Tem Nada Dao Marcos Valle EMI
2:34 PM B For My Name Beastie Boys The Mix Up
2:35 PM Got to Get You Into My Life The Beatles Revolver
2:38 PM Gut Feeling Devo
2:44 PM A New England Billy Bragg Back to Basics
2:45 PM Dirty Town Mother Mother
2:54 PM Jungle Telegraph Eels Souljacker
2:56 PM Don’t Fence Me In David Byrne
2:58 PM Action Woman The Electras

First Unoffical Official and Unoffically But Really First Radio Shows Today

Just got back from the radio station, where I went to fill in my “can I have regular show please?” form. The forms were in the studio, where there was a couple of guys who really wanted to leave, but the next DJ hadn’t shown up. So I took an hour of radio just because I could. I had to put out a request for someone to call in the request number so I could request that people make requests, and somebody called right away. I played a lot of weird music, and gabbled most of the set breaks, but that’s all within expected tolerances. And I am mighty self satisfied that I opened my first solo show with Losing My Edge from LCD Soundsystem.

And tonight, I actually am officially covering an absent DJs slot. 11pm to 1am, today, wednesday. Streaming on wcbn.org. It may or may not be less of a gong show.

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Playlist:

1:55 PM – David Bowie – Blackout – –
1:49 PM – Joe Strummer – Gamma Ray – Global A Go Go –
1:42 PM – Brightblack Morning Light – Star Blanket River Child –
1:31 PM – Talking Heads – New Feeling –
1:29 PM – Talking Heads – Uh oh, Love Comes to town –
1:28 PM – Electralane – One Two Three Lots –
1:21 PM – Blue Rodeo – Lost Together –
1:18 PM – Frank Zappa – Peaches in Regalia –
1:15 PM – Silver Jews – Punks in the Beerlight –
1:14 PM – The Gourds – Ziggy Stardust –
1:04 PM – LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge –

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DJing with Sue

Got to apprentice DJ with Sue Dise on Monday morning.

Here’s the mp3 archive:

Depending on your browser configuration, it may or may not stream. I start talking/playing tracks/having tracks played for me around minute 14.

Here’s the track list for my segment:

11:44 AM – Elvis Costello – The Other Side of Summer
11:40 AM – Bill Hilly Band – Begin the Beguine
11:38 AM – Sloan – Deeper Than Beauty
11:35 AM – Willie Nelson – Bue Eyes Crying in the Rain
11:29 AM – Beck – Shake Shake Tambourine – Guerolito
11:28 AM – Joni Mitchell – A Case of You
11:28 AM – Jello Biafra and Mojo Nixon – Lets Go Burn Old Nashville Down

And I started with the Mountain Goats, ‘The Pigs that Ran Straightaway Into the Water’. But I forgot to type that into the playlist system. But that’s because I’m just a starting DJ.

Almost done the training now. I’ve written my dumb broadcast test, made my demo tape done a bunch of apprencticeships, etc. I think I can apply for a show now. And start subbing for other DJs anytime. Maybe I’ll go do that now.

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Friday’s Triumphant Playlist

As predicted, hanging out with Kristin on her radio show was a blast. There’s a certain meditative abandon to wandering the record stacks, half-dancing to the music, trying to think what would be good next? Of course, I don’t know a damn thing about the WCBN record library and came up almost totally cold, but Kristin reliably spins a mean set with no encouragement so I was loving it regardless. My own favourite pick was ‘Every Day’ from Count Basie and Joe Williams. That came to me on a mix tape long ago and I hadn’t thought of it in years.

Somebody requested “some fast Zeppelin”. Tight Pants isn’t the kind of show where you ask for classic rock hits (I got busted just for laying Revolver on the record pile) and so sorry to that guy, but Living Loving actually does sound pretty good at 45rpm.

Monday morning I’m taking my “level 2 training” (knife fighting, hostage negotiation and cake piping) with Sue, who is my other favourite WCBN dj. Looking forward to that too.

5:31 PM – The Great Gaylord – Monkey
5:24 PM – Blind Willie Johnson – Dark Was the Night – Cold Was the Ground
5:20 PM – Silver Jews – Smith and Jones Forever
5:18 PM – Count Basie and Joe Williams – Every Day
5:14 PM – Uncle Tupelo – Now I Want to Be Your Dog
5:10 PM – Led Zeppelin – Living Loving
5:09 PM – Morphine – Top Floor Bottom Buzzer
4:57 PM – James Brown – I Want you so bad
4:55 PM – George McCrae – I Get Lifted
4:51 PM – Hank Ballard & the Midnighters – I’m Gonna Miss You
4:49 PM – Bobby and the Heabyweights – Soul Train
4:46 PM – The Anything People – Goin’ for a Ride
4:44 PM – Hasil Adkins – Banana Boat Song
4:42 PM – Baldhead Growler – The Sausage
4:40 PM – Sam Cooke – The Coffee Song
4:36 PM – Wicked Pickett – Sin Was the Blame
4:36 PM – Tom Waits – Step Right Up
4:24 PM – The Fuzztones – Green Slime
4:21 PM – Adam Ant – Beat my Guest
4:18 PM – Jim Nabors – *Hot Dog Heart
4:15 PM – Gwar – Meat Sandwich
4:15 PM – Queers – This Place Sucks
4:09 PM – Stooges – I’m Sick of You
4:09 PM – Flipper – Ever
4:01 PM – Ruins – Macalon Iyaike Catastrophe
3:57 PM – Dead Kennedys – *Trust Your Mechanic
3:53 PM – Boredoms – Special Punk Knig
3:51 PM – Chrome – ST3
3:48 PM – DEVO – 37
3:43 PM – Captain Beefheart – When I See Mommy I Feel Like a Mummy
3:38 PM – Lee Hazlewood & Ann Margret – Walk on Out of my Mind
3:35 PM – Old 97s – *Victoria
3:32 PM – Johnny Cash – *Get Rhythm
3:31 PM – Elvis – I’ll be back
3:28 PM – Spuddnicks – Tom Cat Boogie
3:26 PM – Stray Cats – *Stray Cat Strut
3:19 PM – The Supremes – Get Ready
3:15 PM – Stones – Bitch
3:12 PM – Tina & Ike – Chopper
3:09 PM – Lord Creator – Big Bamboo
3:07 PM – The Coasters – Hog Baby
3:04 PM – Eddie Harris – That is why you are overweight

The Radio Needs More Me, And It’s Going to Get It

I’m going to be hanging out in the studio tomorrow for the Tight Pants show (“if it’s too lound, your pants aren’t tight enough”) with Kristin, one of my favourite WCBN djs. This is nominally a mandated part of my journey towards my own dj-ship (my second “apprenticeship”) but mostly if it’s anything like my first, it will be just good fun. Don’t know how much music I’ll be playing myself, I may mostly just lurk, but you will somehow be able to sense my presence should you listen in by radio or webcast, I promise. I’m on an alt-country kick, so if any of that gets played, it may be my fault.

Tomorrow i.e. Friday 16th at 3:00pm till the next lazy drunken dj decides to show up. Yee hah.

Did You Check Me Out on the Radio?

So that was a dream come true.

at the console
lazy french cur

Here’s our official playlist as reported to the CMJ. You can mostly tell which ones were my picks and which were Bertrand’s because he’s the kind of old school vinyl scavenger who cares about what label you need to special order from, but is a lazy french cur who can’t be bothered to type in the album name.

Time > Track > Artist > Album > Label
11:09 PM > Cinematic Orchestra > Flite > Every Day >
11:15 PM > Hastings Street Experience > Yes Lord > > Midnite
11:21 PM > Gordon Lightfoot > Sundown > >
11:24 PM > Keith Hudson > I Shall be Released > > Atra
11:28 PM > Jean LeLoup > Balade a Toronto > >
11:31 PM > The Congos > Don’t Blame it on I > > Trojan
11:35 PM > C.R. Avery > Big in Japan > Just Passing Through >
11:41 PM > Morphine > Top Floor, Bottom Buzzer > >
11:46 PM > Gary McFarland > If I’m Elected > >
11:57 PM > Frank Zappa > Willie the Pimp > > Ryko
12:11 AM > Frank Zappa > Peaches en Regalia > >
12:11 AM > Paul McCartney > Temporary Secretary > McCartney II >
12:17 AM > Ben Allison > Across the Universe > Buzz >
12:20 AM > Pink Floyd > The Gnome > > EMI
12:20 AM > Gary McFarland > Satisfaction > > Verve
12:25 AM > Blockhead > Insomniac Olympics > >
12:31 AM > Tim Maia > Padre Cicero > >
12:33 AM > Charlie Slick > futuredemo > his myspace site or something >
12:41 AM > Cecil McBee > Tulsa Black > >
12:43 AM > Drop Thumb Medley > Steve Martin > Comedy is Not Pretty >
12:46 AM > MC Paul Barman > Anarchist Bookstore Part 1 > >
12:48 AM > Loretta Lynn > Portland Oregon > Van Lear Rose >
12:54 AM > Bruce Springsteen > Open All Night > Nebraska >
12:55 AM > Crickhead > radio monkey > >

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Check Me Out on the Radio Station

Making my debut behind the mic tonight 11 to 2. It’s going to flat out rock. No compromises, no capitulations, no nods to decency or moderation. My vinylspinning cigarette chain smoking depressive parisian flatmate will also be at the console (it’s his show).

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