Posts Tagged ‘Spiritualized’

“You’ve Been a Friend”- Merry Christmas

December 16, 2009

The title of the post today is a Jesus and Mary Chain track off of Stoned and Dethroned.  I’ll finish off tonight’s set with it, and it goes out to KRUI (who I’ve seen transition through a couple of different stations), the DJ’s I’ve met there, and the music I’ve learned about from volunteering at “Iowa City’s Sound Alternative” for the past 6 years.  It’s my last show tonight at KRUI, and the majority of it will be the Christmas Show.  The last 30 minutes or so will be a couple of favorite tracks that express how I feel about leaving the station and Iowa City. Listen in at 89.7 fm KRUI or online here from 8 to 10pm.

Here’s an old picture of me in the station when I used to have a show from 12 to 2am on Wednesday nights:

The Christmas Show:
1. The Vandals, Oi to the World, Hang Myself from the Tree
2. Belle & Sebastian, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, O Come, O Come Emmanuel
3. Holly Golightly, Christmas Tree on Fire, Christmas Tree on Fire
4. Low, Christmas, Just Like Christmas
5. Tom Waits, Blue Valentine, Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
(I still remember my old co-host Zach loving this track, also one of my favorites.)
6. Sufjan Stevens, Sufjan Stevens: Songs for Christmas, That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!
7. The Bird and the Bee, Carol of the Bells, Carol of the Bells (A great request!)
8. Michael Chang or possibly the Flaming Lips doing Plastic Jesus
(Yep my fiance did this and maybe I’ll play it, it’s a cover of an old folk song,  the flaming lips also covered it on Transmissions from the Satellite Heart).
(Taken by HeidiHehnly)
9. The Olivia Tremor Control, Presents: Singles and Beyond, Fireplace
10. Guided by Voices, Universal Truths and Cycles, Father Sgt. Christmas Card
11. The Fall, No HO HO, (We Wish You) a Protein Christmas
12. The Flaming Lips, Clouds Taste Metallic, Christmas at the Zoo
13. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground, Jesus
14. Spent, Songs of Drinking and Rebellion, Santa Claus to the Rescue
15. My Bloody Valentine, Isn’t Anything, Soft as Snow (But Warm Inside)
16. AM, Holiday Happiness & Cheer-EP, Home for the Holidays
17. Teenage Fanclub, Songs from Northern Britain, Winter
18. The Paper Chase, Kill Rock Stars Winter Holiday Album, The War is Over
19. The Everyothers, Kill Rock Stars Winter Holiday Album, 1000 Miles (This went out to David and Sam at OurLifeInIthaca, I love them.)
20. Leadbelly, Important recordings, A Christmas Day
21. Pixies, Come on Pilgrim, The Holiday Song
22. Remy Zero, Remy Zero, Christmas
23. Superchunk, Here’s Where the Strings Come In, Silver Leaf and Snowy Tears
24. The Murder City Devils, Thelema, 364 Days
25. Sonic Youth, Sleighed-The Other Side of Christmas, Santa Doesn’t Cop Out on Dope. (This is my absolute all time favorite Christmas track, EVER!)
I think this was also feature on a Geffen Christmas album shown below:

My last tracks to Iowa City and KRUI:
1. Yo La Tengo’s Don’t Have to Be So Sad
2. Heatmiser’s See You Later
3. New Order’s Your Silent Face
4. The Thirteen Floor Elevators, You’re Gonna Miss Me
5. The Jesus & Mary Chain’s You’ve Been A Friend

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The Shoegaze Show

February 3, 2009

The essence of Radio Loveless.

This week I’m honoring My Bloody Valentine, and the name of my radio show and blog by featuring Shoegaze. My old cohost and I decided to name our 80s and 90s show Radio Loveless because of our deep love for My Bloody Valentine’s 2nd studio release “Loveless”. Everything about this album is awesome, from the beautiful cover art to the haunting yet sexy tracks within. The album was released back in 1991, 2 years after their debut “Isn’t Anything”. We’ve done Shoegaze shows before, but since this is most likely my last semester here at KRUI I’m going to do it once more.

Here’s a photo of My Bloody Valentine:
mbv

So what is Shoegaze? Sort of a weird genre name that condenses music that emerged from the United Kingdom in the late 80s. The shoegazing sound featured lots of guitar effects, indistinguishable (yet hot) vocals, and creative noise. The bands that started it all were so cool that it’s hard for me not to play their albums on repeat throughout the day. Early Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and My Bloody Valentine are the main ones that I always think of, but there are other predecessors and followers that also toy with this style such as the Velvet Underground (like their track Heroin), Sonic Youth, Spacemen 3, Catherine Wheel, Spiritualized, and Yo la Tengo.

Here’s my set below for this Wednesday, listen in. As always you can listen on line from 8 to 10 pm.

1. My Bloody Valentine, When You Sleep
2. Cocteau Twins, When Mama was Moth
3. Chapterhouse, In my Arms
4. Ride, Seagull
5. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Something’s Wrong
6. A Shoreline Dream, New York
7. Yo La Tengo, Blue Line Swinger
8. Lush, Desire Lines
9. Spiritualized, Feel so Sad
10. Air Formation, All is Fine
11. Black Tamborine, Throw Aggi off the Bridge
12. Slowdive, Machine Gun
13. Catherine Wheel, Black Metallic
14. Asobi Seksu, Red Sea
15. The Boo Radleys, Does this hurt?
16. The Dandy Warhols, Nietzche
17. Bailter Space, Begin
18. The Nightblooms, Panicle
19. Sonic Youth, Theresa’s Sound World
20. The Verve, Already there
21. The Swirlies, Bell
22. Readymade, no longer ortona
23. Dinosaur Jr. , Little Fury Things
24. Mojave 3, Mercy
25. Spacemen 3, Just to see you smile
26. Swervedriver, Sci Flyer
27. A. R. Kane, Supervixens
28. The Velvet Underground, Heroin