Saturday, July 16, 2005

Upcoming Concerts

The next couple of weeks:
Action Action Sun. July 17th @ El Torreon
Billy Idol Wed. July 19th @ The Blue Note (Columbia)
Billy Idol Thu. July 21st@ The Uptown
Duran Duran Fri. July 22nd @ The Fox Theatre (St. Louis)
Duran Duran Sat. July 23rd @ The Midland Theatre
The Bravery Mon. July 25 @ The Madrid Theatre
Kasabian Mon. July 25 @ Mojos (Columbia)
Dressy Bessy Tue. July 26 @ Mojos (Columbia)
Von Bondies Tue. July 26 @ The Bottleneck (Lawrence)

Le Tigre Tue. Aug. 2nd @ The Granada (Lawrence)
Elvis Costello, Wed. Aug. 3rd @ The Uptown
The White Stripes, Aug. 23 @ Starlight Theatre
Pretty Girls Make Graves Aug 23rd @ The Blue Note (Columbia)
Jack Johnson Aug 26th @ Starlight Theatre
Pretty Girls Make Graves Aug 29th @ The Bottleneck (Lawrence)

I'm sure there are some I'm missing, but it's not like anyone else can't check on pollstar or ticketmaster themselves. ;)

Monday, July 11, 2005

R2E2's 3rd Birthday

July 19, 2002 was the first night that Retro Red-Eye Express aired on KKFI. So, tune in this weekend (July 16th) when I celebrate the show's 3rd Birthday! Can you believe it's been three years? Where did the time go?

If anyone wants to do something special, please email me ( in advance. I really don't like surprises late on a Saturday night. Believe me, it's been done. Unless you ask me in advance, please don't just turn up during the show.

FYI, I won't be doing the show on Saturday, July 23rd due to a special concert I'm attending (you know the one). Curt, host of "The Rocker" on Tuesday nights, will guest host to bring you his version of Retro Red-Eye Express.

Playlist July 9, 2005

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Hello, I Love You (Doors cover) - The Cure
Robot - The Futureheads
Paranoiattack - The Faint
Side 2 - Dressy Bessy - Electrified
There Goes My Gun (live @ BBC) - Pixies
EMI - The Sex Pistols
E=MC(squared) - Big Audio Dynamite
Strangelove - Depeche Mode

Random Duran Duran block
Femme Fatale (Velvet Underground cover) - Duran Duran
Out Of My Mind - "
Want You More - " - Astronaut

Bigmouth Strikes Again - Morrissey - Live @ Earl's Court
XTC vs Adam Ant - They Might Be Giants
Making Plans For Nigel - XTC
Stand & Deliver - Adam Ant
Sea Scandal - Digitata - Sexually Transmitted Emotions
In Every Dream Home A Heartache (Roxy Music cover) - Xan
Kooler Than Jesus - My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult (R)
Love In A Void - Siouxsie & The Banshees
Flesh & Accessories - Electronicat - Voodoo Man
Transylvanian Concubine - Rasputina (R)

Cheesetastic Song of the Week
Kiss - Prince

Carolyn's Fingers - The Cocteau Twins
Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me - Morrissey - Live @ Earl's Court (R)
Blue Highway - Billy Idol (D)
The Air Near My Fingers - The White Stripes
Black Planet - Sisters of Mercy (R)
Princess Coldheart - The Legendary Pink Dots
Satellite Ecstatica - Pop Will Eat Itself
Channel Z - The B-52s
The Art of Parties - Japan (R)
You Surround Me - Erasure
The Man Who Sold The World - David Bowie (R)
Arena - VNV Nation - Matter + Form (R)
Aero Dynamik - Kraftwerk
All Stood Still - Ultravox
Bombers In The Sky - The Thompson Twins
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division (R)
Only You - Yaz
The Melting Moon - VHS or Beta
Venus Sands - The Creatures

(R) = Request
(D) = Dedication

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Playlist July 2, 2005

Today was a monumental day as it was Live8 day... when several countries held free concerts to raise awareness about the G8 convention and to show how many people supported Bob Geldof (of The Boomtown Rats) and Bono (of U2)'s message. It's been 20 years since Live Aid's efforts in 1985, and not much has changed since then. This was such a massive movement and many of the bands who played Live Aid also signed on to be part of Live8 as well. Find out more at the following websites: and

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Jumping Someone Else's Train - The Cure
One Line - PJ Harvey
Antmusic - Adam Ant
World Shut Your Mouth - Julian Cope
Bad (Live @ Live Aid in 1985) - U2
Say What - Erasure
Love Like Blood - Killing Joke
"Let's Make My Bed" - Applied Communications - Uhhh Sort Of
Bad Mouth - Fugazi
Mother - Jerra - Play Like A Girl
Disappointed - Public Image Ltd
Candleland - Ian McCulloch
Otherwise - Morcheeba
Revolution Solution (Brendan Lynch Remix) (feat. Perry Farrell) - Thievery Corporation - The Cosmic Game
I.O.U. Love - Six By Seven
Finest Hour - Duran Duran - Astronaut
Echo Beach - Martha & The Muffins
Moonchild - Cibo Matto
Howard Hughes - Rasputina (R)
Jubilation - Anything Box
Guilty Partner - New Order
Situation - Yaz (oops)
Once In A Lifetime (live from "Stop Making Sense") - Talking Heads (R)
After All (Bowie cover) - Mission UK
Love & Death - The Stills
Are "Friends" Electric? - Gary Numan (R)
Tour de France - Kraftwerk
Rip Her To Shreds - Blondie
A Message - Coldplay - X & Y
Lie Down In Darkness - A-ha
Independence Day - Elliott Smith

Random Duo by The Dandy Warhols
Plan A - The Dandy Warhols
Bohemian Like You - "

Killing Jar - Siouxsie & The Banshees
Strobe Light - The B-52s
It's Called A Heart - Depeche Mode
Ball of Confusion - Love & Rockets (R)
If You Leave - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

and... (R) = Requests