Monday, September 19, 2005

Playlist September 17, 2005

Track - Artist - Album (if New)
I Fall Down - U2
I Don't Need A Hero - Concrete Blonde
It's You - PJ Harvey
Une Annee Sans Lumiere - Arcade Fire - Funeral
Here Comes A City - The Go-Betweens - Oceans Apart
Missionary Man - The Eurythmics
Looking At The Sun - Matthew Sweet (R)
Gimme Shock Treatment - Ramones
The Killing Moon - Echo & The Bunnymen (D)
I Send A Message - INXS
Make Me Yours - Halovox (R)
The Twilight - Cut Copy - Bright Like Neon Love
The Diver - Stellastar* - Harmonies for the Haunted
That Smiling Face - Camouflage (R)
There Is Something In My House - Dead or Alive
Cash Machine - Hard-Fi - Cash Machine EP
Life In A Northern Town - Rick Springfield - The Day After Yesterday
She's In Parties - Bauhaus
I Wanted To Tell Her - Ministry
Blue Day - Mount Sims
Stand & Deliver - Adam Ant
It Must Be Love - Madness (R)
Shoot You Down - APB
Us - Regina Spektor
Head Over Heels/Broken (live) - Tears For Fears
Smart Set - Faux Fox
Messages - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
The Model - Kraftwerk
Screw - The Cure
2 Minute Warning - Depeche Mode
Balloon Man - Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
Half A Person - The Smiths
Are You Receiving Me? - XTC
Part Time Punks - Television Personalities
Banana Republic - The Boomtown Rats
After Hours - The Velvet Underground
The Scientist - The Dandy Warhols (R)
Strung Out - Dot-Allison
Revenge Fiction - Damage Manual - Limited Edition

(R) = Request
(D) = Dedication

Monday, September 12, 2005

Playlist September 10, 2005

Track - Artist - Album (if New)
Once More - Dressy Bessy
River (Depot Song) - Longwave - There's A Fire
52 Girls - The B-52s
Who's That Girl - The Eurythmics
Soul Meets Body - Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
Human Shield - Bad Dudes - s/t
Have You Seen My Boy? - Hello Goodbye - Heart Attack
c30 c60 c90 Go - Bow Wow Wow
Idols - Altered Images
Try Me Out - KaitO UK
Driving Through The Rain - Veronica Lipgloss & The Evil Eyes - The Witch's Dagger
Cretin Hop - Ramones
Dancing w/ Joey Ramone - Amy Rigby - Little Fugitive
Mad Dialect - Damage Manual - Limited Edition
Blank Generation - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
Between Us & Them - Moving Units
Baracuda (live c. Heart) - Rasputina - A Radical Recital
Imperfection - Real Life
Yeah (excerpt) - LCD Soundsystem
The Globe (mix) - Big Audio Dynamite
Black Planet - Sisters of Mercy (R)
Palace Filled w/ Love - APB
Damaged Goods - Gang of Four (R)
Grounds for Divorce - Wolf Parade - Apologies to Queen Mary
All We Ever Wanted - Bauhaus (R)
The Sound of Single Girls - Three Alarm Fire
A Night Like This (live) - The Cure
15 Minutes of Fame - Sheep on Drugs (R)
The Loving Sounds of Static - Mobius Band - The Loving Sounds of Static
Red Skies - The Fixx
Sweetness - Fischerspooner (R)
Chrome - VNV Nation (R)
Twist - Goldfrapp
Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (12" mix) - Dominatrix
Hold Back The Rain - Duran Duran
Pluto Drive - The Creatures (R)
Dressed In Black - Depeche Mode
Far Side of Crazy - Wall of Voodoo
Pistol - Erasure
Debaser - Pixies (R)
Lorelei - The Cocteau Twins (R)
Between Something & Nothing - The Ocean Blue
Disappointed - Public Image Ltd

(R) = Requests

Saturday, September 10, 2005

New Music Recommendations

Okay, I realize I haven't done this in a really long time, but I've been a tad busy. It happens sometimes. ;)

Hello Goodbye - Heart Attack (RacingJunior Records)
A band comprised of Swedes and Norwegians, Hello Goodbye gives me hope for new music yet. They kind of remind me of a new indie-rock Bow Wow Wow. I realize people don't always like to draw comparisons, but sometimes you have to in order to sort of figure out why you like something so much.

Longwave - There's A Fire (
Mellow at times, but rockin' at others. I can hear a definite influence of New Wave music coupled with a bit of acoustic guitar and vocals reminiscent of Michael Penn meets Radiohead. Good stuff! Favorite tracks: There's A Fire, River (Depot Song)

Hurdy Gurdy - Prototyp (
Bizarre instrumentals developed with the use of an old string instrument called a Hurdy Gurdy. Hurdy Gurdies were fabled in Germany to be used by dirty old men to lure children out so they could kidnap them or somesuch nonsense, it also was connected to folklore that suggested it was used to convince parents to sell their daughters into prostitution/slavery. There is some haunting sounding stuff that I hope to find a way to incorporate into the show somehow, if only a couple of times. This duo consists of two swedish Hurdy Gurdy masters: Brisland-Ferner of a band called Garmarna and Totte Mattsson of Hedningarna (two swedish bands, I presume, since I've heard of neither). All this time I wondered what Donvan was singing about in "Hurdy Gurdy Man."

Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary (SubPop Records)
Canadian band Wolf Parade have given me hope with this latest release. I hear piano, acoustic guitar and vocals that bring have a sort of Hot Hot Heat and Gary Numan soul. I definitely hear some Bowie influence as well. Nice. I like the following: Grounds For Divorce, Dear Sons & Daughters of Hungry Ghosts

Music NOT recommended:
I hate to bash people's bands and stuff, but sometimes you get something that you just expected so much more out of. I'm sorry, but I was disappointed in the following CDs that I received recently.

The Birthday Massacre --- bad 80s influenced band. They've taken an 80s sound and tried to make it into pop-punk, but not in a good way. What's worse is their image tries so hard to be a dark, ragdoll version of new wave. I think that's what they thought their sound would be like. They failed. If someone tries to recommend them to you, please reconsider checking them out.

Ghost In The Machine --- Likewise, except more like taking bad arena rock and marrying it to wannabe Trent Reznor stylings.

If you're going to create a band that's influenced by an era that I many people hold so dear, at least please have some respect. Sheesh.

More later...


Playlist September 3, 2005

Track - Artist - Album (if New)
Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo
You Make Me - Wierd Al Yankovic
Snowball in Hell - They Might Be Giants
Mannequin - Wire
Rhythm of Cruelty - Magazine
God Tonight - Real Life
Leave In Silence - Depeche Mode
One of Our Submarines Is Missing - Thomas Dolby (R)
Say Hello, Wave Goodbye - Soft Cell (R)
I Dig You - Cult Hero
Secret - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Reclamation - Fugazi
Barbarism Begins at Home - The Smiths
Pocket Calculator - Kraftwerk (R)
Being Boring - Pet Shop Boys (R)
Wise Up Sucker! - Pop Will Eat Itself
Lint of Love - Cibo Matto (R)
Early Morning - A-Ha
In Shakespeare's Garden - Cause & Effect (R)

Random Erasure Duo
The Circus - Erasure
Stop! - "

Bombers (live) - Gary Numan (Tubeway Army)
The Diver - Stellastar - Harmonies for the Haunted
Chant No. 1 - Spandau Ballet
Concrete Bed - Nada Surf - The Weight is a Gift
Bad Connection - Yaz (R)
Living On The Ceiling - Blancmange
Closedown - The Cure
My Love Paramour - The Cocteau Twins (R)
Red Shoes (Angels wanna wear my) - Elvis Costello
A Different Story - Peter Schilling
Boy - Book of Love (R)
Eighties - Killing Joke
Robots - The Golden Republic
Subbacultcha (Pixies tune reworked) - Frank Black
Skinflowers - The Young Gods
Love & Anger - Kate Bush (R)
Man Who Sold The World (c. Bowie) - Midge Ure
Mirror In The Bathroom - The English Beat (R)
Sombre Detune - Röyksopp - The Understanding

(R) = Request

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Playlist August 27, 2005

I'm sorry it took me so long to get the past few lists posted. Life sometimes gets a bit hectic, you know? :)

Here's last week's list:
Track - Artist - Album (if New)
That Smiling Face - Camouflage
Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream) - Icicleworks
Sing Your Life - Morrissey
Invisible - Michael Penn
Listen Like Thieves - INXS
Jumping Someone Else's Train - The Cure
Something Bigger, Something Brighter - Pretty Girls Make Graves
Can U Dig It? - Pop Will Eat Itself
Photographic - Depeche Mode
Rip It Up - Sheep On Drugs - F**k (R)
Insanity Lurks Nearby - Frontline Assembly
First In/First Out - Front 242
Slow Rewind - Sam Champion - Slow Rewind
Gone Daddy Gone (live) - Violent Femmes - Viva Wisconsin
Christine - Siouxsie & The Banshees (R)
I Could Be Happy - Altered Images
Death & Glory - The Clash
The Body - Public Image Ltd
Velvet - A-Ha
Black Cherry - Goldfrapp
You! - The Creatures
Sleepwalkers - Gang of Four
Under The Milkyway (c. The Church) - Rick Springfield - The Day After Yesterday
Dear God (live) - Midge Ure
Still Breathing - Duran Duran - Astronaut
Effigy (I'm Not An) - Ministry
The Beat(en) Generation - The The
Let's Kill Some Time - Kiss N Ride
Guilty Partner - New Order (R)
Song For Europe (c. Roxy Music) - Dave Gahan
World Exclusive - The Devils
President Gas - The Psychedelic Furs
One More Time - Joe Jackson
Monkey's Gone To Heaven - The Pixies (R)
World Shut Your Mouth - Julian Cope
How We Do - Mount Sims
Cheesecake Truck - King Missile

Random Duo
Compulsion - Martin L. Gore
Smile In The Crowd - "

(R) = Request