Archive for March, 2009

No Radioloveless this week

March 31, 2009

I’m defending my thesis this Wednesday on how cellular cargo can influence their own microtubule based traffic. Intense stuff. I’m scared and excited. However, due to this there is no Radioloveless this week on KRUI.

I’m going to leave you with one of my all time favorite songs “I am a Scientist” from Guided by Voices. Its so awesome I stuck the lyrics in my thesis.

I’m in love with…

March 28, 2009

the trailer to Where the Wild Things Are.

This book is incredible, and the trailer made me tear up. Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs did the musical score and Arcade Fire did a recording for the trailer.

So excited.

Sub Pop

March 23, 2009

This week I’m going to be featuring the record label, Sub Pop. Sub Pop was founded in Seattle, Washington in the mid 80s and rose to fame with bands like Nirvana and Mudhoney. They have also received recent commercial success with bands like the Postal Service and the Shins.

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Listen in this Wednesday from 8 to 10 pm on KRUI 89.7 fm.

1. Nirvana’s Bleach (one of their biggest grossers)
2. Postal Service (Ben Gibbard of Death Cab’s side project, The District Sleeps Tonight may have sold more records than Bleach)
3. Mudhoney’s Superfuzz Bigmuff
4. Sunny Day Real estate’s S/T
5. The Afghan Wigs Congregation
6. Sebadoh, Smash Your Head on the Punk Rock
7. Sleater-Kinney’s The Woods (These hot hot girls were mostly with Kill Rock Stars, but their last full length the woods was on Sub Pop.)

8. Seaweed’s Four
9. The Murder City Devil’s Thelema
10. The Jesus and Mary Chain’s Munki
11. The Thermals, More Parts per Million
12. Ugly Casanova’s Sharpen Your Teeth (This is an awesome album, with a weird story. Supposedly, a mentally unstable character named Edgar Graham (who called himself Ugly Casanova) followed Modest Mouse around on tour, recorded songs, sent out the songs to some labels and then mysteriously disappeared. Issac Brock then recorded the songs and Sub Pop released it. Weird.)

13. Low’s The Great Destroyer (this music video is a little weird, but the song is cool.)

14. The Shins Oh, Inverted World
15. Damien Jurado’s Rehersals for Departure
(This is a beautiful singer songwriter, just beautiful)

16. The Vaselines, The way of the vaselines
(A re release of the vaselines awesome tracks, thank you Sub Pop.)
17. Fastbacks’s Zucker
18. Eric’s Trip’s Love Tara
19. Velocity Girl’s Simpatico
20. The Spinanes’s Strand
21. Kinski’s Down Below its Chaos
22. Scratch Acid’s track Greatest Gift (was released on a Sub Pop compilation “Sub Pop 100” in 1986.)
23. Sonic Youth’s track Kill yr Idols (it was featured on Sub Pop 100.)

Kim Gordon’s Panties

March 16, 2009

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Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon is so cool that Steve Albini’s band-Rapeman recorded a song called “Kim Gordon’s Panties”, and now she went out and started her own clothing line called mirror/dash. I had to tie myself down to prevent online-purchasing her Coat and the collection at Urban Outfitters. I’m sitting here in a cold sweat annoyed that I’m so broke that I can’t even buy her cute tee.

You can see the collection here at Urban Outfitters.

On a side note, Me and Gordon should be best friends. Why? Because she lived in Rochester NY (even if it was only for a short time), which is where I grew up.

Say anything….

March 13, 2009

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What? Its my favorite movie.

There’s cool songs in it too. Like Cheap Trick’s You want it, The Replacements Within your Reach, and lets not forget Peter Gabriel’s In your eyes (which was playing when John painstakingly held up that stereo for God knows how long).

Playlist from the show A Surprise.

March 12, 2009

1. Dandy Warhols, Sleep
2. Sunny Day Real Estate, Song about an Angel
(This is off of Diary, such a great album.)
3. Dinosaur Jr., We’re not alone
4. Sonic Youth’s Becuz… This is off of Washing Machine, I need to listen to this album more.
5. Guided by Voices, I am a Scientist
I played this because I turned in my Thesis yesterday. It was exciting. I love this song so much, I put it as my quote in the front of my thesis. Thank you Robert Pollard for writing this.
6. Husker Du, Friend You’ve Got to Fall
7. The Misfits, London Dragon
Everyone should own a Misfits album.
8. Modest Mouse, Summer
9. Beirut, My Family’s Role in the Revolution (This was a request)
10. Frank Black, I heard Ramona Sing
11. Smog, Cold Blooded Old Times
12. Morphine, You Speak my Language
(This song is off of Good. When I think about this album, I think about Lust and Sex. Its great.)
13. The Smiths, Girlfriend in a Coma
I said this last night, and I’ll say it now. There will never be another Morrisey.
14. John Cale, Hanky Panky Nohow
I played this song for my friend Jobonga, who I knew was listening. She is always so good with words, and this song’s title is so perfect I had to dedicate it to her.
15. Pixies, Alex Eiffel
I love this song, but am always scared to play it cause I can’t pronounce it’s title.
13. The Amps, Breaking the split screen barrier
14. Yo La Tengo, Tears are in your eyes
Typical beautiful Yo la Tengo
15. Stereolab, Au Grand Jour
16. Built to Spill, Gone
This is off You in Reverse. I always go back to Built to Spill’s older albums, but lately I’ve been giving You in Reverse a chance. Its good, its really good.
17. Nirvana, Frances Farmer will have her revenge on Seattle
Who wouldn’t like a song with this title?
18. Meat Puppets, Split myself in two
Its weird, but my boss reminds me of this band.
19. Murder City Devils, Midnight service at the mutter museum
Look at these crazy kids:
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20. Thurston Moore, The Shape is in a trance
21. Archers of Loaf, Dead Red Eyes
22. Polvo, Ox Scapula
23. Superchunk, Throwing Things
They have a new EP streaming at:
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24. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Sympathetic Noise
25. Brian Jonestown Massacre, Lantern
26. Teenage Fanclub, Starsign

A Surprise.

March 8, 2009

The show this Wednesday is going to be a surprise listening experience to both you and me. My thesis is due on Wednesday, so I’m going to just bring a pile of CDs again and use KRUI’s library. Hopefully it is enjoyable.

Listen in this Wednesday 8pm till 10pm on KRUI 89.7 fm.

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1988 to 1992

March 3, 2009

I’m still thinking about this, and still have to go through my pile of CDs. But, these were damn good years for music. My Bloody Valentine came out with both Loveless and Isn’t Anything during this 4 year period. PJ Harvey’s first album Dry also came out, and then of course there’s Superchunk’s No Pocky for Kitty, Fugazi’s Repeater and Pavement’s Slanted and Enchanted. Finally, Lets not forget Nirvana with Bleach and Nevermind. Listen in this Wednesday from 8 to 10pm.

Here’s a tentative list:
1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Papa Won’t Leave you Henry
2. Guided by Voices, 14 Cheerleader Coldfront
3. The Cure, Fascination Street
4. Janes Addiction, Classic Girl
5. Stone Roses, Made of Stone
6. New Order, Vanishing Point
7. Ride, Kaleidoscope
8. My Bloody Valentine, Lose My Breath
9. Pavement, Summer babe (winter version)
10. PJ Harvey, Dress
11. Tears for Fears, Swords and Knife
12. Yo La Tengo, Barnaby, Hardly Working (didn’t get to)
13. Polvo, The Curtain Remembers (Also didn’t get to play)
14. Superchunk, No Pocky for Kitty (didn’t have time to play)
15. The Boo Radleys, Spaniard
16. Melvins, Boris (didn’t have time to play)
17. Dinosaur Jr., Water
18. Sebadoh, Total Peace
19. Jesus Lizard, Then Comes Dudley
20. The Breeders, When I was a painter
21. The Dream Syndicate, The Side I’ll Never Show
22. Pixies, Vamos

23. Fugazi, Turnover
24. The Replacements, Talent Show
25. Nirvana, School

26. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Head On
27. Jesus Jones, I’m Burning