Archive for June, 2009

I’m going to NYC!

June 29, 2009

My special someone, Mike, moved to Brooklyn last Monday, and this coming weekend I’m going to visit him. Not only is it his birthday on the 6th, but coming up is our anniversary. So this week I’m going to do a show around NYC, artists that NYC has embraced, me missing Mike, and maybe a tune about the fact that independence day is coming up.

Here’s a picture of Mike with his little hat:

Here’s some ditties I’m thinking of playing about NYC, and the last track is pretty self explanatory:
(I’ll update the play list after the show.)
1. Lou Reed’s Coney Island Baby
2. Tom Waits’s Downtown Train
3. Richard Hell’s Love comes in Spurts
4. The Rolling Stones, The Harlem Shuffle
5. The Ramones, Rockaway Beach
6. Simon & Garfunkel’s The Only Living Boy in New York
7. Blonde Redhead’s Equally Damaged
8. New York Dolls, Subway Train
9. John Lennon’s New York City
10. East River Pipe’s Times Square Go-Go Boy
11. Death Cab for Cutie’s Coney Island
12. Sonic Youth’s NYC Ghosts & Flowers
13. The Magnetic Fields, The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side
14. Cat Power, New York
15. Belle and Sebastian’s Piazza, New York Catcher
16. The Swell Maps, New York
17. Pinback’s Syracuse (I know I know, its upstate NY)
18. The Olivia Tremor Control’s NYC-25
19. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Vanessa from Queens
20. The Golden Palominos, Darklands
21. The Feelies, Louie Louie
22. Swans, Will we Survive?
23. The Fleshtones, New York City
24. Bruce Springsteen, New York City Serenade
25. Patti Smith’s Because the Night
26. Lizzy Mercier Descloux’s Wawa
27. Les Savy Fav’s Crawling Can be Beautiful
28. Thee Headcoatees, Have Love Will Travel
Here’s the The Sonics doing Have love Will Travel:

As always listen in this Wednesday from 8 to 10 pm at KRUI 89.7 fm or online here.


One of the greatest musicians of my lifetime….

June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson.

He was a musical genius. There are reports that he died today of cardiac arrest. I am at a loss for words. I was hoping he would produce another “Billy Jean”, one of the best POP tracks of all time. I remember sneaking downstairs in the middle of the night when I was a kid to watch the Michael Jackson music video Marathons MTV used to have, and trying to replicate his sweet dance moves. I am so sad.

I leave you with a live performance of Michael Jackson’s Beat it.

Matador Records

June 23, 2009

This week I’m going to be featuring Matador Records. I just bought the eternal by sonic-youth which they released on matador after leaving Geffen. I also have been listening to the compilation matador put out in 2004, Matador at 15. It is Awesome.

So this week I’m going to tip my hat in gratitude to Matador Records and feature some great tunes from the likes of bands and their albums which are listed below. Enjoy!

Listen in at KRUI 89.7fm or online this Wednesday from 8 to 10 pm.

1. Yo La Tengo, and then nothing turned itself out, let’s save Tony Orlando’s house
2. Sonic Youth, the eternal, anti-orgasm
3. Mogwai, Batcat-EP, Batcat
4. Pretty Girls Make Graves, Matador at 15, This is Our Emergency
5. Spoon, Gimme Fiction, Sister Jack (distributed by Merge in US and Canada, Matador outside)
6. Superchunk, No Pocky for Kitty, Sprung a leak
7. Love of Diagrams, EP, pace or the patience
8. Sleater-Kinney, All Hands on the Bad One, All Hands on the Bad One (distributed by both Kill Rock Stars and Matador)
9. Guided by Voices, Alien Lanes, My valuable hunting knife
10. Cat Power, You are Free, I don’t Blame you
11. Bailter Space, Robot World, Begin
12. Helium, The Dirt of Luck, Baby’s Going Underground
13. Interpol, Turn on the Bright lights, Obstacle #1
14. Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted, Here
15. Liz Phair, whitechocolatespaceegg, Polyester Bride
16. Lyres, Lyres Lyres, Stacey
17. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Now I Got Worry, Dynamite Lover
18. Flipper, Flipper Twist (7″), Flipper Twist
19. Silkworm, Firewater, The lure of Beauty
20. Mission of Burma, Signals Calls and Marches, Red (matador reissued)
21. Lou Reed, Berlin Live at St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Kids
22. Belle & Sebastian, Matador at 15, Don’t leave the light on baby
23. Guided by Voices, Matador at 15 (rarities and B-sides), Free of this World
24. Sonic Youth, the eternal, Walkin Blue

I’ll leave you with Sonic Youth’s Sacred Trickster off of the eternal.

Because the Night

June 18, 2009

Here’s three versions by Bruce (featuring R.E.M.), Patti, and 10,000 maniacs (Natalie Merchant).
How cute is the Boss? Seriously and he’s going to do the song with Michael Stipe of R.E.M.

Man this woman rocks. This song was cowritten with Bruce, its beautiful no matter who sings it. It came out in 1978.

I also really enjoy the version by the 10,000 maniacs, here is just Natalie Merchant performing it:


June 18, 2009

I’ve been traveling back to Iowa city from Germany for the past day. I got back about an hour ago, and I’m here bringing you some sweet tunes. Listen in.

Here’s the set so far:
1. Boss Hog’s Winn Coma
2. Minor Threat, Salad Days
3. Pussy Galore’s Dick Johnson
4. Lush’s When I die
5. Catherine Wheel’s Flower to Hide (Released around 91/92)
6. Telltale hearts, No Surprise
7. Melvins, Houdini, Going Blind (Released around 93)
8. Nirvana, From the muddy banks of the wishkah, Sliver (there’s a couple of gems of this 1996 release of Nirvana’s live tracks.)
9. Sugar, Copper Blue, Helpless
10. The Replacements, Nightclub jitters
11. Yo La tengo, Some Kinda Fatigue
12. The Breeders, Here no More
13. The Cure, Doubt
12. MC5, I want you right now (a great request)
13. Iggy Pop, Gimme Danger
14. Sonic Youth, Dirty, Chapel Hill (released in 92)
15. Swirlies, Cats of the Wild: Volume Two, Indian Ocean Nose Dive
16. Black Flag, my war
17. Bad Brains, Big take over
18. The Sea and Cake, The Sea and Cake, Show boat angel (Its hard to believe that this came out in 94, it still seems so fresh to me.)
Here’s a more recent track, Weekend

19. Stereolab, Dots and Loops, Diagonals (released on or around 97)

The Next Two Weeks…

June 1, 2009

The next two weeks I am going to Germany and Spain. YIPPEE! However I am going to miss DJing two Radio Loveless shows on KRUI 89.7 FM.

However, I have two AWESOME subs to do the show. This week will be the DJ who brings you Standing on the Verge, and next week will be the DJ that brings you Badsville. They truly are AWESOME, so listen in this Wednesday and next from 8 to 10 pm to hear some great sounds.

See you in 2 weeks..
[This is a depiction of my dad, by me (heidihehnly).]