Sunday, February 19, 2006

APB News! "Something To Believe In" for Sure!

Last week I was ranting and raving again about how my APB "Something To Believe In" CD (which was "printed" in 1985) has been worse for wear these past couple of years. It had scuffs on it that, at first, started to make the sound of the first four tracks fuzzy, then eliminated them altogether. I had it buffed at a music store, but all it did was bring back the first two tracks (Shoot You Down and Talk To Me) in their fuzzy state.

As it is one of my most prized possessions, I have been all torn up about it, and those who were listening when I first bemoaned its demise a year ago heard me talk about how in looking to replace it, I found it was going for upwards of $100! Who buys a CD for $100?! Needless to say, I was gutted! If you look for it now, you'll find that a "slightly scuffed" copy goes for nearly $100, and a "new" one goes for nearly $250! Outrageous!

So, imagine my delight at learning via an old WDRE/WLIR DiscJockey (Love to you, DJ Bird!) that Young American Recordings is reissuing my beloved "Something To Believe In" in an expanded two-disc version (Feb 21, 2006), PLUS a Live At The BBC recording (March 14, 2006) as well! Not only that, the band has been in the studio and are looking to release some brand new music soon!

As of this moment I've just ordered my new copy of "Something To Believe In" from Young American Recordings, and I simply cannot wait for its arrival so I can again share with you my love of scottish funk band APB on-air! I just wonder if the price gouging will continue once the new reissue is out.


PS - Look! They even did a gig with Soul legend James Brown!

Playlist Feb 11, 2006 (unValentine's Show) + Moving Units Interview

It's sort of become a tradition that I do a Valentine's show with a healthy dose of cynicism. In some ways this show was successful, and in some ways it failed. Then... there were all the requests I received for cheesy-upbeat singles that I honored. I suppose it became whatever it was, you know? My only hope (each time I do the show, in fact) is that those who listened in had fun doing so.

In other news:
Last night's Nine Inch Nails show was nothing short of phenomenal! I unfortunately missed Moving Units' opening set, because as always, flippin' Kansas City fails to mention if the time posted on the ticket is the door time or the show time, and Moving Units mustn't have played more than a 20 minute set. Sometimes there are things that this city truly needs to work on, I swear. "Disappointed" doesn't scratch the surface. I am way beyond upset.

Here was last week's playlist:
Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Inject Me - Pop Will Eat Itself
Phantom Bride - Erasure
Love Action (I believe in love) - The Human League
Fashion - David Bowie
Standing In The Way of Control - The Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control
Cold Enough to Snow - The Grabs
Eighties - Killing Joke (R)
Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
First Base - The Capes - Hello
Apollo 9 - Adam & The Ants
Sheila Take A Bow - The Smiths (R)
Poison Arrow - ABC
I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend - Ramones (R)
Analogue (All I Know) - A-Ha - Analogue
Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears (R)

Moving Units Interview segment
Going For Adds

Love You More - The Buzzcocks
I Beg Your Pardon (12" mix) - Kon Kan
Saturdays - Cut Copy
Sex & Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll - Ian Dury & The Blockheads (R)
International Dateline - Ladytron - Witching Hour
Waiting Room - Fugazi
Out of Control - She Wants Revenge - s/t
Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush (R)
A Message - Coldplay
Work For Love - Ministry
Together Alone - Mount Sims
Let Me Go - Heaven 17 (R)
The Sound of Single Girls - Three Alarm Fire
West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys (R)
Too Much Love - LCD Soundsystem
I Like You (live) - Morrissey
Shoot You Down - APB
Overflow - Conner - Hello Graphic Missile*
Just Let Go - Pepe Deluxe (R)
Don't Change - INXS
Electric Barbarella - Duran Duran

(R) = Requests
(s/t) = Self-titled
* - Conner are a local band out of Lawrence, KS (

Friday, February 17, 2006

Off to NIN/Moving Units, back next week

Unfortunately I won't be doing my show tomorrow night as I'll be going to see Nine Inch Nails and Moving Units at Kemper Arena. The fabulous Chuck of Chux Mix (Thurs. mornings 1am - 5am) will hold down the fort, though, so give him some love won'tcha? :)

Be sure to tune in next week, though as I'll be back to bring you more Retro-y goodness! I'm off to get some crackers to go with my cheese.


Saturday, February 11, 2006

Playlist Feb 4, 2006

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
I Dig U - Cult Hero
Pillage - Woven
The Robots (ext.) - Kraftwerk
Ooh La La - Goldfrapp - Supernature
Paranoiattack - The Faint
If I Ever (ext.) - Red Flag
Bombers In The Sky - The Thompson Twins (R)
Is That Love - Squeeze (R)
Carolyn's Fingers - Cocteau Twins
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Love & Anger - Kate Bush (R)
Place In The Country - Adam Ant (R)
Sour Times - Portishead
Walk Like Me - Blondie
Jocko Homo - Devo
Bleed to the Beat - Veronica Lipgloss & The Evil Eyes
BGlack Cat - Broadcast - Tender Buttons
Jealous Girls - The Gossip - Standing In The Way of Control
No Cabaret! - VHS or Beta
Young Parisians - Adam & The Ants
I Don't Mind - The Buzzcocks
These Things Take Time - The Smiths (R)
Something Wicked - Siouxsie & The Banshees (R)
Love Like Blood - Killing Joke
Sanskrit - Isidore
I Am The Light - Del Rey & The Sun Kings - I Am The Light
The Defector - Recoil
Getting Away With It - Electronic
Spring Fever - Digitata
Never Enough (live) - The Cure
Submission - Moving Units
Love Is A Stranger - The Eurythmics
I Know What Women Want - My Robot Friend
Blue Dress - Depeche Mode
Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles) - The Arcade Fire
Happy - PiL (R)
Roadrunner - Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers (R)
Black Balloon - Mink Lungs (R)
The Kill - Fugazi (R)

(R) = Requests