Sunday, October 24, 2004

Playlist Oct. 23, 2004 (FundDrive Wk2) (Elliott SmithTrib)

Massive thanks to those who contributed during my show this fund drive! I got a little side tracked toward the middle of the last hour, so I apologize for losing track of which songs I played for about 10 minutes. I did play a little block of Elliott Smith songs in tribute to him, because this week marks the anniversary of his death, and I really love the music he made.

Here's the list:
Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Night On Fire - VHS or Beta - Night On Fire
Astronaut - Duran Duran - Astronaut
Southern Belles in London - The Faint - Wet From Birth

Elliott Smith Block
Waltz #2 (XO)
No Name #3
Question Mark
Independence Day

Que Cera Cera/Girl - Piney Gir - Peakahokahoo
Sanskrit - Isidore - Isidore
Deception - Halovox - Halovox
True Faith (New Order cover) - Flunk - Morning Star (R)
Half Jack - The Dresden Dolls (R)
NY, NY - Nina Hagen
Over - Three Alarm Fire
When Darkness Calls - Barry Adamson
It Doesn't Matter Two - Depeche Mode
Heart of Glass - Blondie (R)
Love & Violence - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
I'm Not Down - The Clash
51-7 - Camper Van Beethoven - New Roman Times
Taking Off - The Cure - The Cure
Nice - Duran Duran - Astronaut
Cool for Cats - Squeeze
Red Light - Siouxsie & The Banshees
Space Age Lovesong - A Flock of Seagulls (R)
Such A Little Thing Makes A Big Difference - Morrissey
La Lune - Sons & Daughters - Love The Cup
Rlease The Bats - The Birthday Party
Hang Onto Yourself - David Bowie
Move On - The Orphans - 5:30am on a Rainy Day
Black Balloon - Mink Lungs (R)
Im Rhythmus Bleiben - Front 242

(R) = Requests

Friday, October 22, 2004

Update & New Music

I'm nearly caught up! I just finished putting up Playlists for April and May, and I just have January, February and March left to type up at this point!

In other news here's some new music I've been getting down to of late:

Artist - "Album" - (website)
Isidore - "Isidore" (
Musical collaboration between Steve Kilbey (deep-voiced lead singer of The Church) and Jeffrey Cain (Remy Zero). Lots of beautiful, dark, emotional tracks. Lovin' it.

Piney Gir - "Peakahokahoo" (
Excellent synthpop music from a London chick keytar player with "Kansas City ties." Love it! Especially the way track 2 "Que Cera Cera" runs into "Girl." The first track, "Boston," starts off with a very Missing Persons type of sound, then the vocals come in like another female vocalist whose name is escaping me just now. Trust me, it's cool as hell.

Not sure if I've put this into one of my Music Rec posts, so here it is:
VHS or Beta - "Night On Fire" (
Love this album! I agree with what has been said about them drawing on influences from The Cure and Duran Duran, among others.

That's all for now...


Sunday, October 17, 2004

Playlist October 16, 2004 (Fundraiser Wk 1)

As I said on-air, my listeners rock! Those who phoned in pledges last night are the bee's knees, as far as I'm concerned! Love to all of you who phoned in this week. Hopefully others will come out of the woodwork next week.

It's always difficult to figure out what to play during pledge-drive time, but I had some new music to play and decided to just go ahead and work it in as I usually do.

Here's the list of what was played last night:
Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Lint of Love - Cibo Matto
Da Da Da - Trio
I Disappear - The Faint - Wet From Birth
Wise Up, Sucker! - Pop Will Eat Itself
C'Mere - Interpol - Antics
Say Hello, Wave Goodbye - Soft Cell
Make Me Yours - Halovox - Halovox
Barbarism Begins At Home - The Smiths
Carousel - Siouxsie & The Banshees (R)
Far Side of Crazy - Wall of Voodoo
Another World - Joe Jackson
Antmusic - Adam Ant
Us - Regina Spektor - (from upcoming album Soviet Kitsch)
I Wanna Be Adored - The Stone Roses
Eyes without a Face - Billy Idol (R)
Promises, Promises - Naked Eyes
Love Comes Quickly - The Pet Shop Boys
Hard Day - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Dig It (short edit) - Skinny Puppy
Sweetheart Contract - Magazine
Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love - They Might Be Giants
Everyday is Halloween - Ministry
Come Alive - The Devils
Pop Goes The World - Men Without Hats
Johnny Cash - Sons & Daughters - Love The Cup
Bring On The Night - The Police
Static - The Countdown - Scratch & Sniff
Pubic Image - Public Image Ltd. (R)
It's Not Right - Devo
Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight - Dominatrix
Monkey's Gone To Heaven - Pixies (R)
Torch - Marc Almond

(R) = Requests

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Fundraiser Note & Music Recs

Hey everyone,
this and next week will be fundraiser shows. So, please show your support of the station and the show by phoning in a pledge however small. We truly need your support to keep the station's operating costs paid. I'll still be spinning your favorite new and old tune-age, but in between it's fundraiser schtick. You know the drill, right? Right.

Many thanks in advance!
And... here's a list of music I'm currently digging (you'll see some of these in recent playlists as well, it's just that I hadn't posted the info on them as yet).

Artist - Album
Halovox - "Halovox" (
Synth-driven music by a guy named Frank from Mineola, NY. Love it! He's very obviously influenced by Depeche Mode and other New Wave synth artists and even does a cover of DM's "Fly On The Windscreen." Fun fact, he used to be in a band called Brand New Idol that has a track on the locally produced "2002 Bangs... Sounds of the 80s" compilation (available at along with Halovox's album).

Robyn Hitchcock - "Spooked" (
Since the mid 90s or so, Robyn's been making more folk-oriented music. I really dig this new album he's got out, but you will probably not hear it on my show. I do love this guy, though, especially the work he did with The Egyptians.

Duran Duran - "Astronaut" (
Astronaut just hit stores this past Tuesday (after three years of recording/producing it). This is the band's first album since 1985 recorded by all original five members. I'm not keen on the single, "(Reach Up for the) Sunrise," but there are other songs on it that I dig, and will be featuring on the show as soon as I get my copy of the album. (Flippin' US Mail!) (Update 10/23/04: For you chart-watchers, it entered the Billboard Internet Sales charts at #1, and entered the Top 100 chart at #17. In the UK top 40 album charts it entered at #3. The single "(Reach Up for the) Sunrise" entered at #5 and is now #15 on the UK top 40 charts.)

The Faint - "Wet From Birth" (

The Countdown - "Scratch & Sniff" (

Sons & Daughters - "Love The Cup" (
Is it me or is there a sudden influx of excellent music coming from Scotland these days?

More to come.

Acting indifferent at the merch booth putting on make-up,

(I do love The Faint, yes I do.)

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Playlist October 9, 2004

I'm sorry that this post is so delayed, and I'm sorry I didn't get that other promised music post made. Perhaps you'll forgive me, since I've recently put myself back into college full-time. However, I still plan on a music posting with links to rad artists' websites and schtuff. Sho, shtay tuned, may-teesh. (Sorry, I was channeling Sean Connery for a moment, but I think I've got him out of my system now. Thanksch.)

Oh, and FYI, as it turns out (don't hurt me, you know-it-alls) "Gibby Hanes" (of Butthole Surfers fame) is the lead singer's name, and the album title is "& His Problem." My internet access has been wonky of late and almost completely unreliable, so I didn't get to check that stuff out before I went on air. Such is life, I suppose.


Track - Artist - Album
Desperate Guys - The Faint - Wet From Birth
Japanese Boy - Aneka
Dead Wrong - Frausdots - Couture Couture Couture
Change (extended mix) - Tears For Fears
Christine - House of Love (R)
Pretty (Ugly Before) - Elliott Smith - From A Basement On A Hill
True Faith (New Order cover) - Flunk - Morning Star
This Year's Fashion - Action Action - Don't Cut Your Cloth to This Year's Fashion
Another Way - Swayzak - Loops from the Bergerie
Submission - Moving Units - Dangerous Dreams
Red Skies - The Fixx
Blind Sublime - Peter Murphy
In Between Days (acoustic) - The Cure
Seattle - Public Image Ltd.
Kaiser - Gibby Hanes - & His Problem
Push You Away - Ulyssyes - 010
Only A Downstat - Gary Numan & Tubeway Army
Androgyne - Faux Fox - Black Glove or White Glove
Overdrive (feat. Martin Gore) - Client - City
Imperfection - Real Life - Imperfection
Lover's Rock - The Clash (R)
Beautiful Love - Julian Cope
Violent Heart - Three Alarm Fire
On Your Radio - Joe Jackson
Radio Radio - Elvis Costello
The Melting Moon - VHS or Beta - Night On Fire
Rebel Rebel (live Bowie cover) - Duran Duran
Late Night on Maudlin Street - Morrissey
It Doesn't Matter - Depeche Mode
Love Vigilantes - New Order
Enola Gay - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Stand and Deliver - Adam Ant
Pulling Mussels - Squeeze
Crucify Me - Moev
Heaven Sent - INXS
Burning Blue - Liam MacDonald
A Hard Rain (Dylan cover) - Roxy Music
Love Comes Quickly - Pet Shop Boys
Manchild - The Creatures (R)
Mo' Pop - Dot-Allison
Motorcrash - The Sugar Cubes

As always... (R) = Requests

Monday, October 04, 2004

Playlist October 2, 2004

I've been listening to a lot of new stuff this past week, so look for a separate post about that.

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Aero Dynamik - Kraftwerk
Come On - Client - City
Anyone - Moving Units - Dangerous Dreams
Wake Me Up In August - John Taylor
Take it All Away - Cake - Pressure Chief
You! - The Creatures
Video Killed The Radio Star (Buggles cover) - Erasure (R)
51-7 - Camper Van Beethoven - New Roman Times
Tippecanoe & Tyler Too - They Might Be Giants - Future Soundtrack for America
Street Life - Roxy Music
Go About Your Day - Three Alarm Fire
Car Trouble - Adam & The Ants
Love Plus One - Haircut 100
How Soon Is Now - Love Spit Love (D)
Love Me Madly - Human League

Paul's Tune (Guns of Brixton demo ver.) - The Clash - London Calling Legacy Edition
The Guns of Brixton - The Clash - London Calling Legacy Edition (R)

Rhythm of Cruelty - Magazine
Damaged Goods - Gang of Four (R)
Push - The Cure (R)
Stories of Old - Depeche Mode
Sister Europe - The Psychedelic Furs
Night on Fire - VHS or Beta - Night on Fire
Taste It - INXS
Falstaff - Clinic - Winchester Cathedral
I Don't Want Your Love - Dealership - Action/Adventure
He Knows I'd Love To See Him - Morrissey
Same Man I Was Before - Oingo Boingo
Locomotion - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Kenbarbie Love - Men Without Hats
Pompeii - Aalacho - Electro
Europa & The Pirate Twins - Thomas Dolby
Life Begins at the Hop - XTC
All Stood Still - Ultravox
My Own Way - Duran Duran
Evil - Interpol - Antics
Delicious Demon - The Sugar Cubes
Lucky Numbers - Lene Lovich
Sweet Jane (Velvet Underground cover) - The Cowboy Junkies
Venus In Furs - The Velvet Underground
Temptation - New Order
The Passenger - Iggy Pop
A Subway Called "You" - Gary Numan
Atrocity Exhibition - Joy Division

(R) = Request
(D) = Dedication