Posts Tagged ‘Elliott Smith’

What is the Light?

December 9, 2009

I forget how pop-wonderful The Flaming Lips can be. I’ve been pretty disappointed with them the past couple of years, but I’ve been slowly bringing out some of their older albums, e.g. The Soft Bulletin, which is where I pulled the title of my post from. “What is the Light?” is a true musical delight. When they released this album back in 1999, it was their 9th. NINTH. These guys were pounding out music. Their first full length Hear it Is is a pleasure to hang out with, I’m also a fan of Transmissions from the Satellite Heart which arguably features their most famous track “She don’t use Jelly.” It’s so famous you can even hear a sample of it on Wikipedia.

Moving on, my show is tonight from 8 to 10 pm listen in on KRUI 89.7 fm or online here. I don’t have many shows left, so listen in.

Here’s some of the set:

1. Smog, Knock Knock (1999), Lets Move to the Country
2. Peter Murphy, Wild Birds (1985-1995), Cuts You Up
3. Radio Birdman, Zeno Beach, Locked Up
4. Public Image Ltd., Public Image Ltd. (First Issue 1978), Home
5. The Jesus Lizard, Liar (1992), Slave Ship
6. The Ocean Blue, The Ocean Blue (1989), Between Something and Nothing
7. Unwound, New Plastic Ideas (1993), Entirely Different Matters
8. Shipping News, Flies the Fields (2005), Louven
9. Devo, Greatest Hits, Gut Feeling
(Off of the 1978 album Q: Are we not men? A: We are Devo!, possibly the best title ever.)
10. Dirty Looks, 12′ O’Clock High, Dissappearing
11. Elliott Smith, From A basement On The Hill (2004), A Fond Farewell
12. Bauhaus, Burning from the Inside (1983), King Volcano

13. Adolescents, Adolescents (1981), No Way
14. Boss Hog, Whiteout (2000), Whiteout
Yes I know everyone loves Christina Martinez. Here’s another photo of her, because well, she is DAMN hot (so is Jon Spencer who is also in this photo.)

15. Bob Mould, District Line (2008), The Silence Between Us
16. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Psychocandy (1985), Never Understand
17. Gang of Four, Entertainment (1979), He’d Send In the Army
18. Les Savy Fav, Go Forth (2001), Daily Dares
19. Thievery Corporation, The Cosmic Game (2005), Marching the Hate Machines (Into the Sun) (features the Flaming Lips and this was a request)

20. Tom Waits, Mule Variations (1999), Get Behind the Mule
21. Wire, A Bell Is A Cup Until It Is Struck (1988), Kidney Bingos
22. Echo & The Bunnymen, Echo & The Bunnymen (1987), Bedbugs and Ballyhoo

23. Catherine Wheel, Ferment (1992), Ferment
24. The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin (1999), What Is the Light?
25. Guided By Voices, Mag Earwhig! (1997), Jane of the Walking Universe
26. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Good Son (1990), The Weeping Song
27. PJ Harvey & John Parish, A Woman A Man Walked By, Black Hearted Love
28. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Boatman’s Call (1997), Into my Arms
(A Request)

Advertisements

Daydreaming days in a daydream nation…

October 7, 2009

Tonight is Radio Loveless from 8 to 10 pm on KRUI 89.7 fm or online here. The title of today’s post can be found in the album below:
daydream

1. I’m going to start with a live version of Sonic Youth’s Hyperstation off of the reissued Daydream Nation Box set. This album first came out in 1988, and was Sonic Youth’s fifth album.
2. Yo La Tengo, Popular Songs, Periodically Double or Triple
Yes, the twelfth album from Yo La Tengo has arrived.
Popularsongs
3. Tortoise, TNT, The Equator
This mostly instrumental band formed back in 1990 and are still recording. TNT was released in 1998.
4. The Mary Onettes, Puzzles-Single, Puzzles
This sounds like early 80s sweet synth-pop. I love it, it came out last month.
Here’s a review of the band by Pitchfork.
5. Echo and the Bunnymen, Songs to Learn and Sing, The Back of Love
This compilation album was released in 1985, the single was originally released in 1982 and added to their Porcupine release.
6. The Cure, Faith (1981), Faith
7. Elliott Smith, From a Basement On the Hill (2004), A Passing Feeling
fromabase
8. Sebadoh, III (1991), The Freed Pig
9. Frank Zappa, Apostrophe’ (1974)/Overnite Sensation, Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow (A Request!)
10. Polvo, In Prism, Beggar’s Bowl
In Prism is Polvo’s fifth studio album released on Merge Records and their first since 1997’s Shapes. Beggar’s Bowl is streaming on line here.
Polvo_InPrism_Package
11. Uzeda, Stella (Sicilian group formed in 1987, this album came out in 2006), This Heat
12. Cocteau Twins, Head Over Heals (1983), My Love Paramour
13. Mogwai, Rock Action (2001), Take Me Somewhere Nice
14. Gene Loves Jezebel, Voodoo Dollies-The Best of Gene Loves Jezebel, Bruises
15. The Evens, Get Evens (2006), Eventually
16. Beefeater, Plays for Lovers (1985) & House Burning Down (1987), A Dog Day
17. Mission of Burma, The Definitive Editions Compilation, All World Cowboy Romance
Originally this track was off of Signals, Calls, and Marches released in 1981.
18. Grant Lee Buffalo, Mighty Joe Moon (1994), Sing Along

19. The Jayhawks, Tomorrow the Green Grass (1995), Ten Little Kids
20. TV on the Radio, Dear Science, DLZ
(I dare you not to dance.)

21. New Order, (The Best Of) New Order, Let’s Go (Nothing for Me)
22. Gang of Four, Entertainment (1979), At Home He’s a Tourist
23. XTC, Go 2 (1978), Are You Receiving Me?
24. Les Savy Fav, 3/5 (1997), Scout’s Honor
25. Q and not U, Hot and Informed-EP, Busy Lights Busy Carpet
26. Sunny Day Real Estate, Diary, Song About an Angel

The Valentine’s Day Show

February 9, 2009

This is my favorite show all year. I play songs about love, hate, breaking-up, and female/male angst. If you want to call and make some requests for your favorite sappy or angry love songs, Wednesday from 8 to 10pm at KRUI 89.7 is the time to do it.

I’ve included a shameless self promotion of a painting I did a long time ago about a relationship gone wrong. It’s my artistic contribution to Valentine’s Day:
HeidiHehnly
by HeidiHehnly

Here’s a sampling of stuff I’m going to try and play:

1. The Kinks, Nothin’ in the World Can Stop me Worryin’ Bout That Girl
Possibly one of the best songs about relationships and cheating.
2. Buzzcocks, Why Can’t I Touch it?
I don’t know what they are trying to touch, but I can imagine.
3. Pixies, Here comes your man
4. Echo And The Bunnymen, Lips Like Sugar
I think we all enjoy lips like sugar.
5. Joy Division, Love Will Tear Us Apart
Every relationship goes through this on some level

6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, I let Love in
7. Sleater Kinney, The size of our Love
8. The Smiths, How soon is Now?
A popular Smiths ditty about love and &*%@.
9. The Breeders, It’s The Love
10. Portishead, Wandering Star
11. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Anemone
12. Spacemen 3, I love you
13. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, 2 Kindsa Love
Damn, they rock.
14. Guided by Voices, Chasing Heather Crazy
15. Husker Du, I don’t Want to know if you are lonely
Way to have a heart Husker Du.
16. Nirvana, Love Buzz
17. Vaselines, Sex Sux (Amen)
I think they were catholic.
18. PJ Harvey, Send His Love to Me
I’ve included a performance below.

19. Morphine, I know you part two
20. Elliott Smith, Somebody that I used to know
Valentines day play lists everywhere should always have an Elliott Smith track.
21. Superchunk, Makeout Bench
22. Magnetic Fields, I think I need a new heart
23. Tom Waits, Sea of Love
Tom Wait’s version of the heavily covered song by Phil Phillips.
2731
24.Yo La Tengo, Hanky Panky Nohow
25. Lyres, How can I make her mine?
26. The Replacements, I will dare
27. The Stone Roses, Love Spreads
28. Radiohead, True love waits

Mixed Tapes, they will always be cool.

January 25, 2009

My first post today is talking about the art of a mixed tape. This is my favorite gift to get from my friends. First, I don’t have to secretly peruse their music collection to figure out what I need to get them for Christmas. Second, it’s interesting to hear what they think I will enjoy. So, since I love receiving a perfect mixed tape, my favorite gift to give is a mixed tape.

Recently I made a “mixed tape” for a friend’s birthday. When I was a kid, making a mixed tape was difficult, but now a mixed tape is really a cd that can easily be made on itunes or some other sort of program.  The “old” mixed tapes had to be made from records (which I would grab from my parents collection), CDs (which I could never afford), or if you were really poor like me, you had to catch your favorite songs on the radio and hit record. However, times have changed itunes has come into my life along with a small income.  I can spend all my free money on cds, mp3’s and records, and make many mixed CDs for all of my friends if they want one or not.

Here is the HeidiHehnly-Gift-CD that I recently gave to my IC friend:screen-capture1

Reasons for tracks:
1. Everyone wants to be naked.
2. This is one of my all time favorite tracks
3. What a sweet track title? The friend is pretty witty, so I thought she might like this.
4. This band is awesome live.
5. Who doesn’t like Bob Mould?
6. This is the Breeders new album. They are “too cool for school”, just like the friend I gave the CD to.
7. She needs a new Car.
8. She’s going to move away soon for a real job, makes me sad.
9. This song was awesome in Donnie Darko.
10. Elliott Smith couldn’t have written a prettier song. It is lovely.
11. Holiday = Birthday
12. I think she secretly wants to be a Scientist.
13. She likes tracks that tell a story, and I want to have Lou Reed’s child.
14. I just like the song.
15. I like that Nick Cave is singing a love song.
16. She’s an ex-hair model.
17. This song united hipsters everywhere.
18. This is how I feel when people refuse to hang out with me.
19. An all time favorite band of mine. I like to force their music on people.
20. Who wouldn’t want to be a sunbeam?