Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Stuff and Happy New Year message

Hello again! I'm sorry it took me so long to post the playlist for the 18th of December, but I got swamped with holiday-related stuff and then *BOOM* it was time to celebrate. I left you in the capable hands of Robert this past weekend, and I'm sure he did a fine job.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to ring in the New Year with you until the 8th, since I've got plans to see The Dresden Dolls in Lawrence on the evening of the 1st. So, there will be a guest host for this Saturday night's show.

I hope everyone's had an excellent holiday season so far, and I wish all of you a happy, prosperous new year! Be sure to listen in on the 8th when I return to bring you more retro-y goodness!


Monday, December 27, 2004

Playlist Dec. 18 , 2004 (Happy Holidays!)

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Space Christmas - Shonen Knife
Carousel - Siouxsie & The Banshees (R)
Why Won't You Call Me Back - My Robot Friend - Hot Action!
Winter Wonderland - The Eurythmics
Public Image - PiL
Are "Friends" Electric - Gary Numan & Tubeway Army (R)
Always Winter Never Christmas - XTC
Concrete Sky - Beth Orton
Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses
Going Underground - The Jam
Gabriel's Message - Sting
French Disko - StereoLab (R)
Frosty The Snowman - Cocteau Twins

Joy Division Double-take
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division (R)
Heart & Soul - Joy Division

Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
The Hannukah Song - Adam Sandler
She Won't Be Home - Erasure
How Sweet It Was - A-ha
Snow Girl - Haircut 100
Antmusic - Adam Ant
Coventry Carol - Allison Moyet
Do They Know It's Christmas? (extended) - Band Aid
In One Go Medly - Yello
Winter Marches On - Duran Duran
Awkward Silence - Halovox - Halovox
One Christmas Catalogue - Captain Sensible
The Panhandler - John Taylor
Blue Christmas 2000 - Dead or Alive
But Not Tonight - Depeche Mode
I Send A Message - INXS
Welcome To The Pleasuredome - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
A Punk Rock Christmas - Ramones
Say Hello To The Angels - Interpol
The Walk (remix) - The Cure (R)
A Visit From St. Nicholson - Bob Rivers
I'm Deranged - David Bowie
Disappointed - Morrissey
The Last High - The Dandy Warhols

(R) = Requests

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Playlist Dec. 11, 2004 (Interview: Piney Gir)

This weekend was fabulous! On Friday, I was lucky to catch Swayzak and VHS or BETA, all very nice guys. I managed to chit chat with 3/4 of VHS or BETA and David "Brun" Brown of Swayzak, but I'm not sure I'll be able to clean up the sound on the tape enough to air them on the show. I certainly hope so, because I like to share. :) Both bands tore it up at The Bottleneck, and I danced my booty off. VHS or BETA didn't take the stage until midnight, and, being the last act to play that night, much of the crowd had dispersed, which was disappointing. Shame on you folks for missing a kick ass set!

In the spirit of the holidays, I did a lot of giveaways this past weekend, and therefore, I'm a little unsure if I missed writing down a song or two on this list. Hopefully you'll forgive me. ;D It's my hope that my packages will be sent out before the week is out. Congrats to all the R2E2 Rock Trivia winners!

Also, many thanks to Piney Gir for the opportunity to interview her, and to Jason Harper of The Pitch for the blurb in this week's paper.

PS - The Guest DJ that was supposed to have a set on the 18th has cancelled and will reschedule. So you're stuck with me this coming weekend. It's going to be a Winter holiday themed show, so send me your holiday song requests within reason.

Here's the list:
Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Blasphemous Rumors - Depeche Mode (R)
She's In Parties - Bauhaus
Burning Too - Fugazi
Three Sisters - INXS
Musclebound - Spandau Ballet
Young Parisians - Adam & The Ants
Misguided - Styrofoam - Nothing's Lost
The Saint Theme - Orbital
Never Destroy Us - The Dears - No Cities Left
2nd Floor - The Creatures (R)
You Got Me - VHS or Beta - Night On Fire
Ceremony - New Order
I Am Over It - The Dandy Warhols

Piney Gir Set & Interview
Janet Schmanet (from Peakahokahoo)
Interview w/ Piney Gir
Que Sera Sera/Girl (from Peakahokahoo)

The Sound of Single Girls - Three Alarm Fire
Slow Down - Morcheeba
I Am Not Your Gameboy - Freezepop
I'm Always Touched by Your Presence, Dear - Blondie
24 Hours - Joy Division
Chains - Duran Duran - Astronaut
All Your Life w/ Me - APB
Save A Prayer - Duran Duran (R)
Promises Promises - Naked Eyes
Missionary Man - The Eurythmics
Musidora - Isidore - Isidore
Delicious Demon - The Sugarcubes
Spanish Bombs - The Clash
All Stood Still - Ultravox
Sky Window - The Go Find - Morr Music Sampler
That Smiling Face - Camouflage
Witness - Cyndi Lauper
Lorelei - The Cocteau Twins
Jumping Someone Else's Train - The Cure (R)

(R) = Requests

Monday, December 06, 2004

Playlist Dec. 4, 2004 (Top 20 of 2004)

In case you couldn't tune in, I did a countdown of my top 20 albums of 2004. Yes, it was cheesy, and it was my first time doing a countdown show format. Thankfully, I think everyone hung in there with me as I didn't hear much backlash for being a little off-kilter with it at all. At first I attempted to do two songs from each album, because these were all albums that had multiple good songs on them. However, we didn't have all night, so I had to get it in check pretty quickly and just do one from each album. Also, I started the show mixing retro in with the countdown. Silly me.

On another angle, I wasn't as caffeinated as I should have been, because apparently I said this countdown was from 2000 a couple of times. It wasn't! This list is comprised of all albums released in 2004, swearsies!

Countdown #) - Track - Artist - Album
20) Androgyne - Faux Fox - Black Glove or White Glove EP
Take Mine - The Creatures
Warm Leatherette - The Normal
-- Smart Set - Faux Fox - "
Fade To Grey - Visage
Let's Never Go To Sleep - Action Action
19) Future Sightings - I Am The World Trade Center - The Cover-up
18) Evacuation - The Somnambulants - Evacuation
Hounds of Love - The Futureheads - The Futureheads
-- Going Underground (Jam cover) - I Am The World Trade Center - "
-- Things Will Happen - The Somnambulants - "
17) Speakeasy - Swayzak - Loops from the Bergerie
-- Snowblind - " - "
(Switched to all countdown and one song/album)

16) Make Me Yours - Halovox - Halovox
15) Open Hands - The Orphans - 5:30AM on a Rainy Day
14) Stakeout - Freezepop - Fancy Ultra Fresh
13) Am I Awake - They Might Be Giants - Indestructible Objects EP
12) Anarchy In The UK - Dealership - Action/Adventure
11) Sleep Over It - Controller.Controller - History
10) I Know What Women Want - My Robot Friend - Hot Action!
9) Painless - Real Life - Imperfection
8) Desperate Guys - The Faint - Wet From Birth
7) Submission - Moving Units - Dangerous Dreams
6) Girl Anachronism - The Dresden Dolls - The Dresden Dolls
5) Malibu Love Nest - Luna - Rendezvous
4) You Got Me - VHS or BETA - Night on Fire
3) Still Breathing - Duran Duran - Astronaut
2) K-I-S-S-I-N-G - Piney Gir - Peakahokahoo
1) Following Waves - French Kicks - The Trial of the Century

I Disappear - The Faint - Wet From Birth (R)
Pulled Up - Talking Heads
Bedroom Toys - Duran Duran (R)
Common People - William Shatner - Has Been
Galbi - Ofra Haza
Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Electricity - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Question of Time - Depeche Mode
November Spawned a Monster - Morrissey

As per usual, (R) = Request
(-- = 2nd track from album on countdown)

Friday, December 03, 2004

Piney Gir News and Top 20 Albums for 2004

I caught up with Piney Gir this morning, and the resulting interview is slated to air next Saturday, Dec. 11th. Also, look for a little blurb on Piney (w/ a photo) in next week's "Night & Day" section of The Pitch. Fun stuff, I tell you!

Now, if I had to narrow the list to 20,
the following would be my list of 2004's top albums:
1) French Kicks "The Trial of the Century"
2) Piney Gir "Peakahokahoo"
3) Duran Duran "Astronaut"
4) VHS or BETA "Night on Fire"
5) Luna "Rendezvous"
6) The Dresden Dolls "The Dresden Dolls"
7) Moving Units - Dangerous Dreams
8) The Faint "Wet From Birth"
9) Real Life "Imperfection"
10) My Robot Friend "Hot Action!"
11) Controller.Controller "History"
12) Dealership "Action/Adventure"
13) They Might Be Giants "Indestructible Objects EP"
14) Freezepop "Fancy Ultra Fresh"
15) The Orphans "5:30AM on a Rainy Day"
16) Halovox "Halovox"
17) Swayzak "Loops from the Bergerie"
18) The Somnambulants "Evacuation"
19) I Am The World Trade Center "The Cover-up
20) Faux Fox "Black Glove or White Glove EP"