Sunday, May 28, 2006

Playlist May 27, 2006

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Shot By Both Sides - Magazine
A Different Story - Peter Schilling
Bullets - Editors - The Back Room
Friend or Foe - Adam Ant
Autobahn Music Box - Cut Copy
My Love Paramour - Cocteau Twins
Formed A Band - Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll
Still Take You Home - Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am...
Elevation - Television
A Beautiful Life - Monc - TwentyOneNine Knox St
10:15 Saturday Night - The Cure
Missionary Man - The Eurythmics (R)
Jezebel - Piney Gir
Slave - Gary Numan - Jagged
Fade Away and Radiate - Blondie
52 Girls - The B-52s
Public Bath - Shonen Knife
Pristine Beauty Queen - The Pill
Last Monkey - Richard Butler - s/t
Please Don't Leave Me - Fade 13
You Got Me - VHS or Beta
Angel Visit - Thrashing Doves
Little Betty - World Service (Andy Wickett) - World Service
It Takes Time - The Stills - Without Feathers
In The Flat Field - Bauhause (R)
Tourniquet (c. Marilyn Manson) - Rasputina
Smile In The Crowd - Martin L Gore
You Tear Me Up - Buzzcocks
DIY - Pop Noir
PF - Controller.Controller - X-Amounts
Going For Adds - Moving Units
Chant No. 1 (Don't Need This Pressure On) - Spandau Ballet

Random Duo
Stand or Fall (live) - The Fixx
Red Skies (live) - The Fixx

Kiss The Dirt (Falling Down The Mountain) - INXS
First Base - The Capes
Youth Culture Killed My Dog - They Might Be Giants
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not - She Wants Revenge
Wise Up Sucker! - Pop Will Eat Itself
Rainy Day - APB
Twenty Killer Hurts - Gene Loves Jezebel
(Keep Feeling) Fascination - Human League
Let Me Go - Heaven 17

(R) = Requests

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Playlist May 20, 2006

Towards the middle of the show, I realized I hadn't done anything to celebrate Morrissey's birthday, so I decided to dedicate the last half hour to him.

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Ready, Steady, Go - Generation X
Autoloader - Sister Machine Gun
Hard To Beat - Hard-Fi - Stars of CCTV
God Only Knows (c. Beach Boys) - David Bowie
I Confess - The English Beat
Black Cherry - Goldfrapp (R)
Wrong Coat for You Mr. Heart Attack - Liars - Drum's Not Dead
Gravity - The Dresden Dolls (R)
Tiptoe - Goldfrapp
Emily Kane - Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock 'n' Roll
Remind Me To Smile - Gary Numan
Supergirls - The Capes - Hello
Air Miles - John Taylor
Love & Death - The Stills
Musidora - Isidore
Sister Europe - The Psychedelic Furs (R)
Reclamation - Fugazi
Jennifer - The Eurythmics
Charlotte Sometimes - The Cure (R)
Space Girl Blues - Devo
People Power - Cornershop
Blood - Editors - The Back Room
Love Like Blood - Killing Joke
Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured - Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say...
Gold - Spandau Ballet
Kick - Adam Ant
Man Overboard - Blondie (R)
Promise - Violent Femmes
Canary In A Coalmine - The Police
Shipwrecked - The Perfects - Nigel's Dead EP
His Circle & Hers Meet - Peter Murphy
Roam - The B-52s
Lucky Numbers - Lene Lovich
Dream of Me (Based on Love's Theme) - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Morrissey's 47th Birthday Tribute
Life Is A Pigsty - Morrissey (M) - Ringleader of the Tormentors
Unhappy Birthday - The Smiths (S)
Yes, I Am Blind - M
Bigmouth Strikes Again (live @ Earl's Court) - M
Hand In Glove - S
Late Night, Maudlin Street - M

(R) = Requests

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Playlist May 13, 2006 (post DM show)

The Depeche Mode show ended early due to (according to Depeche Mode's management) Dave having a bout of laryngitis. Supposedly he lost his voice after the six songs he performed. There were reports that he couldn't hear himself through his in-ear monitors during any of the songs he did, because he was supposedly seen telling the sound guy with hand gestures to turn him up. He kept it together up through the first six songs, getting the audience to sing a lot of the choruses, and when it came time for Martin Gore to sing "Home" and "It Doesn't Matter Two" (a regular break in the schedule). The music for "In Your Room" started which was supposed to bring Dave back on-stage, but when Dave failed to appear, the song was stopped and a sort of on-stage huddle happened. We learned that Dave was too ill to continue the show, and were asked by Andy Fletcher if we'd mind hearing a few more songs from Martin. The crowd cheered and chanted Martin's name. I shouted "Compulson" (geek that I am), which is a single from Martin's first solo effort. Martin announced they'd do one that was easy for them to do under the circumstances, and sang "Leave In Silence" (which hasn't been performed in the US in 20 years apparently). He proceeded on with "Somebody" (a signature song), "A Question of Lust" and "Damaged People" (off the new album). All the last four songs were not on the setlist for that night, and I'm not sure Damaged People was even one they were doing on this tour. I felt it was really brave of Martin and showed such showmanship to keep the show going for as long as he could without much rehearsal. He sounded so amazing as he sweated bullets up there. The worst bit was when Fletcher came back out to announce that the show was over. The look on the man's face as he did the tough part of saying something to a crowd of people that you just never want to have to say was heart breaking. He was visibly broken as his shoulders slumped over and his head went down as he exited the stage amidst a few boos from idiots who didn't know any better, and cheers and chants for more Martin from fans. I swear some people really must have been raised by wolves (re: those who booed).

I just hope that Depeche Mode don't wait another 12 years to come back to our fair city.

Here's what was played on tonight's show:
Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Little Fluffy Clouds - The Orb
Cars (extended version) - Gary Numan (R)
A Place In The Country - Adam Ant (R)
Our Lips Are Sealed - Fun Boy Three
Modern Art - Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll
Venus - Television
It Takes Time - The Stills - Without Feathers
Look Sharp! - Joe Jackson
Electricity - OMD
To Look At You - INXS
Middle Eastern Holiday - Hard-Fi - Stars of CCTV
Lost In The Supermarket - The Clash
For Your Entertainment - The Charlatans UK - Sympatico
That Way - The Go-Betweens (for loss of Grant McLennon)
Slender Fungus - Tones On Tail (R)
Strict Machine - Goldfrapp
No One Lives Forever - Oingo Boingo
Pop Trash Movie - Blondie
Hyperactive - Thomas Dolby
Flickering Wall - Ian McCulloch (for his birthday)
Momma Was An Opium Smoker (live) - Rasputina
Killer/Lover - Moving Units
Totally Wired - The Fall
Camera - Editors - The Back Room
Damaged People - Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel (R)
Like No Other Man - The Countdown
Tigers Not Daughters - Controller.Controller
We're The Pet Shop Boys - My Robot Friend
Two Tribes (Annihilation mix) - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Funk Pop A Roll - XTC (R)
Following Waves - French Kicks
Change - Tears For Fears
Refused on Temple St - Isidore
Big Store - The Devils
Just Let Go - Pepe Deluxe (D)
How Could I Forget - The Faint
Out Of Control - She Wants Revenge - s/t
Satellites* - Richard Butler - s/t

(R) = Requests
(D) = Dedications
* - accidentally falsely announced as "Broken Aeroplanes"

Upcoming Live Shows mentioned on-air:
May 27 - The Fall @ The Record Bar
June 20 - The Stills @ The Bottleneck (Lawrence)
July 8 - She Wants Revenge @ The Granada (Lawrence)

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Playlist May 6, 2006 (Depeche Mode Special)

I cannot tell you how much I adore this band! I have never done as extensive a tribute to my other favorite band, Duran Duran. Perhaps someday, huh? I think you may all be burnt out on Depeche after this, so I will probably give it a rest for a few weeks. I did something I don't often do in announcing all the album titles that the Depeche Mode songs were from, so I'm typing them up on the playlist as well. Unfortunately, in doing all that talking, I didn't fit nearly as much music in as I would have liked.

Here's tonight's playlist:

Track - Artist - Album
It Doesn't Matter - Depeche Mode (DM) - Some Great Reward (SGR) (1984)
Das Lied Vom Einsamen M├Ądchen - Martin L. Gore (of DM) - Counterfeit 2 (2003)
True Faith (c. New Order) - Flunk
Mrs. O - Dresden Dolls - Yes, Virginia
Strangelove - DM - Music For The Masses (MFTM) (1987)
A Pain That I'm Used To - DM - Playing The Angel (PTA) (2005)
Are "Friends" Electric (live) - Gary Numan (R)
Motherless Child - Martin L. Gore - Counterfeit EP (1989)
Everything Counts - DM - Construction Time Again (1983)
Easy Tiger - DM - Exciter (2001) (R)
Please Don't Leave Me - Fade 13 - s/t EP
Last Monkey - Richard Butler - s/t
Nobody's Diary - Yazoo (DM offshoot)
Fly On The Windscreen - DM - Black Celebration (BC) (1986)
Clean (acoustic) - DM - PTA Dual Disc (2005)
Photographic - DM - Speak & Spell (S&S) (1981)
So Many Broken Hearts - APB
She's In Parties - Bauhaus
Things You Said - DM - MFTM (1987)
Something In My House - Dead or Alive
Leave Me To Bleed - Erasure (DM off-shoot)
Nemesis - Shriekback (R)
Black & Blue Again - Dave Gahan (of DM) - Paper Monsters (2003)
I Want It All - DM - PTA (2005)
Dream On - DM - Exciter (2001)
Sea of Sin (Tonal Mix) - DM - b-side to "World In My Eyes" (from Violator (1990))
Puppets - DM - S&S (1981)
Who Needs Love Like That - Erasure
(Set Me Free) Remotivate Me - DM - b-side to Master & Servant (from SGR (1984))
Any Second Now (Voices) - DM - S&S (1981)
Halo - DM - Violator (1990)
Leave In Silence - DM - A Broken Frame (ABF) (1982)
World In My Eyes - DM - Violator (1990) (R)
My Secret Garden - DM - ABF (1982)
Behind The Wheel (Shep Pettibone Remix) - DM - original is from MFTM (1987)

(R) = Requests