Sunday, July 30, 2006

Playlist July 29, 2006

Greetings fair listeners,
I had planned to have the first part of (if not the whole) tonight's show reflect the dark mood I was in. Although the first hour did indeed start off on a melancholy note, my mood cleared after a little sonic therapy. Did you feel the dark cloud of melancholy lift?

Seriously, though, music plays such an important part in my life. To imagine a world without it is to envision my version of the fiery pits of the underworld. I truly believe it is that important. I would go so far as to say it's my religion, except I'm a listener and collector, not a gear-head or someone who gets into every single minutia about producers and mixers and synth programmers of every band/artist I get into.

I know people who freely admit that they don't care that much for music. Don't. Care. For. Music. This concept is alien to me. My own grandmother is one of said people. She tried to listen to my show once, and said she enjoyed it, but "who picks the music? It's horrible." Which I can understand, being that she's approaching 90 years of age. I am sure Punk Rock is a torturous sound for her, to say nothing of Electro-Clash.

Here's tonight's list:
Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Warm Leatherette - The Normal
Phone Call - The Faint
Whispering Streets - Barry Adamson
Red Flags & Long Nights - She Wants Revenge
Rose Garden Funeral of Sores - Bauhaus
Useless - Depeche Mode
Msr. Control - Roman Numerals (R)
You May Emerge From This More Dead Than Alive - Hammock
Start Again - Ian McCulloch
Untoward - The Church - Uninvited Like The Clouds
Textbook - We Are Scientists
Make Up - Elefant
Antique High Heel Red Doll Shoes - Rasputina
Diamond Dogs - David Bowie (R)
Avalon (live) - Roxy Music
Candy - Iggy Pop & Kate Pearson (R)

Obligatory Gary Numan Double Scoop
Praying to The Aliens - Gary Numan & Tubeway Army (R)
Fold - Gary Numan - Jagged

Iki Masala - Nina Hagen
Gravity - Dresden Dolls
Transmission - Japan
Go Wild In The Country - Bow Wow Wow
Sugar Hiccup - The Cocteau Twins
Girls on Film (original ver.) - Andy Wickett
These Days - Nico
Golden Energy - Devo
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others - The Smiths

Accidental Duo
Modern Art - Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll
Good Weekend - " - "

Gone Daddy Gone - Violent Femmes (R)
Always Wrong - John Taylor
Fish Below The Ice - Schriekback
10:15 Saturday Night - The Cure (R)
Miniskirt Blues - The Cramps (R)
Eighties - Killing Joke
Khundalini Express - Love 'n' Rockets
Pulling Mussels - Squeeze
Brand New Cadillac - The Clash (R)
Valley Girl - Frank & Moon Unit Zappa

(R) = Requests

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Grey Radio Last Night

I would like to thank Grey Radio's co-host Danielle for having me guest co-host on her show last night. If you got to listen, you were treated to 1.5 hours of a set by Danielle's design, and one and 1.5 hours of my version of Grey Radio. We chit chatted about Depeche Mode and the two versions of "Safety Dance" (SSSS-AAAA-FFFF-EEEE-TTTT-YYYY... and so on) among other things and spun our favorite tunes for both Lawrence and KC audiences. The phone rang off the hook as well, which was cool.

Also, many thanks to you, KC and Lawrence listeners, for tuning in and showing support (via the aforementioned phone calls). Grey Radio will be back next semester, and I've invited Danielle to guest co-host on Retro Red-eye sometime. She's a lovely gal, and really knows her music.

The playlist is on KJHK's website: . My set started with Depeche Mode.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Special Guest "Appearance" on KJHK! (TIME CORRECTION)

There is this cool show on KU Lawrence, KS' college station 90.7 KJHK whose aesthetic sensibilities are not entirely different from those of Retro Red-Eye Express. "What is the name of this obviously fabulous show" you ask. Says I, "It's Grey Radio, and it's produced by co-hosts Danielle and Joe on Friday nights from 9pm - Midnight."

Why am I telling you all this? Well, my faithful, occasional and potential listeners, I have been asked by the lovely Danielle to guest co-host on "Grey Radio" next Friday, July 28th as Joe won't be able to do the show that evening! Yes! Get ready, people, because you are going to officially get far too much of me for one weekend!

For those of you near and far who don't receive the KJHK broadcst, never fear, they too are in the online streaming game! Just go to and on the left-hand side of the page, there's a "KJHK LIVE" icon that gives you the option to choose whether you want a Hi-fi or Lo-fi stream. You might even get to hear it if you're on dial-up! Awesome, no?!

I hope you'll get to tune in!

Playlist July 22, 2006

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Circuit - Marbles
Take Mine - The Creatures
I Bet You Look Good... - Arctic Monkeys
Office Girls - Klark Kent (1978 Stewart Copeland)
Legal Tender - The B-52s
Tunnel of Love - Funboy Three
Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
The Look of Love - ABC (R)
Bring On The Night - The Police (R)

Random Duo - Gary Numan
Absolution (R)
Scanner - Jagged (new album)

Blue Dress - Depeche Mode
Monsieur Control - Roman Numerals
In A Big Country (live) - Big Country
Girl Afraid - The Smiths
Guns of Brixton - The Clash
I Believe - Tears For Fears
Mayor of Simpleton - XTC
Atmosphere - Joy Division (R)
Way Behind Me - The Primitives
Friction - Television

Ultra Cheesetastic Song of the Week
Rock Me Amadeus (remix) - Falco

All Tomorrow's Parties - The Velvet Underground (R)
Talk To Me - APB
See Emily Play (c. Pink Floyd/S. Barrett) - David Bowie (R)
Dark Entries - Bauhaus (R)
I Have The Touch - Peter Gabriel
Androgyne - Faux Fox
People Power - Cornershop
Madonna of the Wasps - Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
Planet Earth (Night Mix) - Duran Duran
Bigmouth Strikes Again (live) - Morrissey (Smiths song) (R)
The Sound of Single Girls - Three Alarm Fire
It's My Life - Talk Talk (R)
Lights - Editors
What Do All The People Know - The Monroes
Living For The Weekend - Hard-Fi
Are You The One - The Presets - Beam
Barracuda - Rasputina (R)
Saturday Nights - Kaiser Chiefs
A Dream - Cut Copy

(R) = Requests

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Playlist July 15, 2006 (show's 4th anniversary)

Having only just lost Syd Barrett this week, I can't believe I failed to mention during the show how much Syd Barrett's music means to me. If you have the chance to check out some of his early work with Pink Floyd, by all means do! It's addictive stuff. Start with "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" and go from there. Some of my favorite songs of his are "Arnold Lane," "Lucifer Sam," "Gnome," "See Emily Play," and "Chapter 24." The melodies are so beautiful and the lyrics are of the psychedelic, fantatstic sort that could only have come from a madman or a genius, if you know what I mean.

Many thanks to all who played along with my crazy trivia idea!

Anyway... here's tonight's playlist:
Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Steamworks - The Presets - Beams
Substance - Dot Allison
How We Do - Mount Sims
Smart Set - Faux Fox
Born in Xixax - Nina Hagen
Desperate Guys - The Faint (R)
Munich - Editors
At Home He's a Tourist - Gang of Four (R)
The Hanging Garden - The Cure

Trivia Part One (Steve Kilby of The Church)
Ghosting - Isidore
Sanskrit - Isidore
Reptile - The Church
Under The Milky Way - The Church

Party Out of Bounds - The B-52s
Please Don't Leave Me - Fade 13
Blue Hat for a Blue Day - Haircut 100
Don't Ask Me - PiL
Say Hello, Wave Goodbye - Soft Cell
When Smokey Sings (The Miami Mix) - ABC
Shine Like It Does - INXS
Take The Skinheads Bowling - Camper Van Beethoven
Imagination - Belouis Some
Kiss That Frog - Peter Gabriel

Trivia Part Two (Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran
Electric Barbarella - Duran Duran
Keeping Me In The Dark - Arcadia
Come Alive - The Devils
The Flame - Arcadia
We Used To Be Friends - The Dandy Warhols
Too Shy - Kajagoogoo

No One Lives Forever - Oingo Boingo (R)
Tacoland - Dead Milkmen (R)
Problems - Sex Pistols
Little 15 - Depeche Mode
Love Is The Drug - Roxy Music (R)
Sing Your Life - Morrissey (R)
Take My Shoulder - Venus de Mars - Trashed & Broken Hearted
(R) = Requests

Events Mentioned on the Show
Thurs. July 20th - Venus de Mars @ Balancas
- NoMathematics spin retro-electro-clash @ The Record Bar

Tues. Aug. 15 @ Record Bar - Gary Numan/Guillemot

DJ Gigs:
DJ Rico spins Retro Punk @ Jilly's
Robert Moore (Sonic Spectrum) spins @ Karma
NEON @ Granada (Lawrence) (every Thursday)
DJ Rico spins Retro Punk @ Westport Beach Club (every Thursday)
(watch this space for more listings)

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Playlist July 8, 2006

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
To Me You Are A Work of Art - Morrissey
New Song - Howard Jones
Robot - The Futureheads
Here We Go - Ministry
Phantom Bride - Erasure (mistakenly announced as Ship of Fools. Oops.)
Better - Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
Love Tragedy - I Am The World Trade Center
These Animals Menswe@r - Art Brut
Sunday Papers - Joe Jackson
Feltham Is Singing Out - Hard-Fi
Ca Plane Pour Moi - Plastic Bertrand
Here COmes The Rain - The Eurythmics
Rock & Roll (live c. Led Zeppelin) - Rasputina
Police & Thieves - The Clash (R)
Do The Strand - Roxy Music
Une Anne Sans Lumiere - Arcade Fire
DIY - Pop Noir
It's Not Right - Devo
Andy Warhol - David Bowie (R)
If I Ever - Red Flag
Leave In Silence - Depeche Mode
New York, NY - Nina Hagen
Nemesis - Shriekback
Before You Hate It - Gary Numan - Jagged
Candle - Skinny Puppy (R)
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not - She Wants Revenge
Venus As A Boy - Bjork (R)
Like No Other Man - The Countdown
Glamorous Bitch - The Pill
Days Are #'d - Bang Bang
World Shut Your Mouth - Julian Cope
Creature - Piney Gir
Change (ext. mix) - Tears For Fears
Elegia - New Order
Ever Fallen In Love - Buzzcocks
Beat On The Brat - Ramones
Call Me Blue - A-House
Johnny Chrome & Silver - Nancy Boy
Signals in Smoke - The Devils
Overflow - Conner

(R) = Requests

Playlist July 1, 2006

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Answer Me - Anything Box
Michael A Grammar - Broadcast
French Disko (c. Stereolab) - Editors
Sexy Boy - Air
I'm Always Touched By Your Presence - Blondie
Middle Eastern Holiday - Hard-Fi
Masquerade - Berlin
Baby Six String - Dressy Bessy
Planet Claire - The B-52s
Shores of California - The Dresden Dolls - Yes, Virginia
Venus - Television (R)
Scarecrow - Siouxsie & The Banshees
On The Radio - Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
Drama! - Erasure
Blind Vision - Blancmange
Paranoiattack - The Faint
2:03 - John Taylor
Fly on the Windscreen (c. Depeche Mode) - God Lives Underwater
Saturday Night - The Kaiser Chiefs
Fashion - David Bowie
Sour Times - Portishead (R)
Drop - Jesus & Mary Chain
Lost in the Supermarket - The Clash
Musiq Non-Stop - Kraftwerk
Stories of Old - Depeche Mode
The Promise - When In Rome
Words - Missing Persons
Khanada - Duran Duran
In Every Dream Home A Heartache (c. Roxy Music) - Xan

Gary Numan Block
Me, I Disconnect From You
Stormtrooper in Drag
We Have A Technical
Remember I Was Vapor
Cars (ext. Remix)

A-Anon - John Taylor (special Request)
Good Tonic - Three Alarm Fire
Public Image - PiL
Just Let Go - Pepe Deluxe (R)
In The Future When All's Well - Morrissey

+++ Beyond this point are from time extension due a late fill-in +++
Red Eye Express - Devo
Disorder - Joy Division
Let's Kill Some Time - Kiss N Ride
It's Different For Girls - Joe Jackson
Bedbugs & Ballyhoo - Echo & The Bunnymen
A Night Like This (live) - The Cure
Enemyline - KaitO UK
Decent Days & Nights - The Futureheads
All We Ever Wanted - Bauhaus
Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush (R)

(R) = Requests

Playlist June 24, 2006

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Still Take You Home - Arctic Monkeys
In A Big Country (live) - Big Country
I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones (R)
Que Cera Cera/Girl - Piney Gir
Hot Ride - The Prodigy
Days Are #'d - Bang Bang
Someone Says - Editors
I've Got A Miniature Secret Camera - Peter Murphy
Carousel - Siouxsie & The Banshees
Spring Fever - Digitata
There's A Beat For You - Flesh for Lulu
Common People (c. Pulp) - William Shatner (feat. Joe Jackson)
Pristine Beauty Queen - The Pill
My Little Brother - Art Brut
Automodown - Devo
Broken Heart - Red Flag
Msr. Control - Roman Numerals
Shoplifters of the World Unite - The Smiths
Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me (live) - Morrissey
Promised You A Miracle - Simple Minds
Spanish Bombs - The Clash
Jumping Someone Else's Train - The Cure (R)
House We Used To Live In - The Smithereens
Miniskirt Blues - The Cramps (R)
Genius of Love (12") - Tom Tom Club (R)
Pressure - Gary Numan - Jagged
See No Evil - Television (R)
Don't Panic - Hisato & The 1907s - promo
Going Nowhere - Cut Copy
Shine Like It Does - INXS
This Place Does Not Exist - SemiAutomatic
Desperate Guys - The Faint
Connection - Elastica
Apollo 9 - Adam Ant
Idols - Altered Images
Funk Pop A Roll - XTC
Das Modell - Kraftwerk
Strobe Light - B-52s
A-Anon - John Taylor
TVC-15 - David Bowie
The Last High - The Dandy Warhols (R)
I Love A Man In Uniform - Gang of Four
Cold Feelings - Conner - Hello Graphic Missile

(R) = Requests