Posts Tagged ‘Tom Waits’

Downtown Train

May 8, 2010

Here’s Mr. Tom Waits with his track Downtown Train.

( I really like his little hat.)

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“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

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)

The Halloween Show

October 26, 2009

Its the Halloween show this Wednesday from 8 to 10 pm on Radioloveless at KRUI 89.7fm or listen online here.

1. Suicide, The Second Album (1980) + The First Rehearsal Tapes (rereleased 1998), Creature Feature
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2. R.E.M., Dead Letter Office (1987), Burning Hell
3. The Clash, Combat Rock (1982), Straight to Hell
4. Fugazi, 13 Songs (1989), Burning
5. The Misfits, Collection II (1995), Halloween II
6. The Misfits, Collection (1986), Night of the Living Dead
7. Archers of Loaf, Vee Vee (1995), Death in the Park
8. Siouxsie and the Banshees, JuJu (1981), Halloween
9. Joy Division, Still (1981), Dead Souls
10. Beat Happening, Black Candy (1989), Gravedigger Blues
11. The Velvet Underground, Peel Slowly and See (Box Set), The Gift
It’s found originally on White Light/White Heat (1968). The lyrics are written by Lou Reed and recited by John Cale, and the track is mixed in such a way that a short story can be heard in the left speaker while a rock instrumental is heard on the right. Also, the story is creepy as hell and perfect for Halloween.
12. Guided by Voices, Under the Bushes Under the Stars (1996 on Matador), Cut-Out Witch
13. Blue Oyster Cult, Agents of Fortune (1976), (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
14. The Cure, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987), Tortue
15. Bauhaus, Bela Lugosi’s Dead-single (1979), Bela Lugosi’s Dead
16. Echo and the Bunnymen, Ocean Rain (1984), The Killing Moon
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17. Concrete Blonde, Bloodletting (1990), Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
18. This Mortal Coil, Filigree and Shadow (1986), The Horizon Bleeds and Sucks its Thumb
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19. The Murder City Devils, Empty Bottles Broken Hearts (1998), Cradle to the Grave
20. The Birthday Party, Junkyard (1982), Release the Bats
21. Tom Waits, Blue Valentine (1978), Wistlin’ Past the Graveyard
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22. The Germs, M.I.A. The Complete Germs (1993), Lexicon Devil
The 7″ of Lexicon Devil was originally released in 1978.
23. Pixies, Come on Pilgrim (1987 off of 4AD), Ed is Dead
24. Sonic Youth, Evol (1986), Expressway to Yr. Skull
25. David Bowie, Scary Monsters (1980), Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

Oh The Misfits, how I love you.

October 21, 2009

Halloween is coming up. Although I’m not doing a Halloween show tonight the season is making me in the mood for some Misfits. These guys rock in such an awesomely ghoulish way, who wouldn’t love hearing them on or near Halloween.

Listen in tonight from 8 to 10 pm on KRUI 89.7 fm or online here.

1. The Misfits, Collection (1986), London Dungeon
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2. The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides and Rarities (2008), Why’d You Want Me
(This is a box set encompassing tracks from their entire career.)
3. Mission of Burma, Vs. (Bonus Track on the Remastered album), Forget
Vs. originally came out in 1982
4. Dinosaur Jr., Where You Been? (1993), Start Choppin
These guys are TOURING, and they played last thursday at the Vic in Chicago. Here’s a quote from Miles Raymour I pulled off of The Chicago Reader. (I couldn’t Summarize Lou Barlow any better, even though I do love the Smiths.)

Morrissey may be popularly perceived as the King of Sadness Feelings, but his arch melodrama has always struck me as too closely related to handful-of-Tylenol “suicide attempt” drama queen-ism, which is just another way for somebody to say “Look at me!” Serious aficionados of feeling bad know that Lou Barlow is the true master of alt-rock miserablism. His 90s discography covers all the main flavors of depression, from the heartbroken “I could break down crying at any time” prettiness of Sebadoh’s “Soul and Fire” to the abject “I haven’t left the house or showered in a week” desolation of Sentridoh’s “Choke Chain,” and his frequent detours into hardcore bong-rip punk are a fair stand-in for manic jags. (Let’s not talk about the Folk Implosion.) On his new solo album, Goodnight Unknown (Merge), he sounds more settled and less self-tortured, more expansive and less dependent on minor keys—but he can still write a tuneful, melancholy pop song, and the hushed “I’m Thinking . . . ” is as dark as anything he’s done.

5. Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville (1993 on Matador records), 6’1″
6. Secret Shine, Untouched (1993), Sun Warmed Water
7. No Age, Eraser (A single off of Sub pop, released in 2008), Eraser
8. Jona Lewie, The Best of Jona Lewie (2002), The Baby She’s on the Street
(This track came out in 1978, and its just so much fun.)
9. Spizzenergi, Where’s Captain Kirk? the Very Best of Spizz (2002), Where’s Captain Kirk (the single came out in 1979)
10. Lene Lovich, Lucky Number: The Best of (2004), Say When
11. Depeche Mode, The Best of Depeche Mode, People are People (single came out in 1984)
(as you can tell from the last three albums I’m a sucker for best of albums.)
12. Elvis Costello, This Year’s Model (1978), Radio Radio
13. Siouxsie & The Banshees, Twice upon a Time- The Singles, Cities in Dust (single was released in 1985)
14. The Gun Club, Fire of Love (1981), Ghost on the Highway
This album is brilliant. When I first heard this I never heard anything like it. Allmusic has them sited as a “tribal psychobilly blues” band. Check them out.
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15. Radio Birdman, The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978), Aloha Steve and Danno
16. The Replacements, All Shook Down (1990), My Little Problem
17. Husker Du, New Day Rising (1985), Plans I Make
18. Polvo, In Prism (2009), D.C. Trails
19. Pixies, Come on Pilgrim (1987), The Holiday Song
20. The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs (1999), I Can’t Touch You Anymore
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21. Mazzy Star, So Tonight That I Might See (1993), Blue Light
22. Modest Mouse, Good News for People Who Love Bad News (2004 and also nominated for a Grammy), The World at Large
23. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Tender Prey (1988), The Mercy Seat (Johnny Cash covered this tune.)
24. Portishead, Dummy (1994), Roads
25. The Swell Maps, A Trip to Marineville (1979, and re-released in 1989), Vertical Slum
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26. Tom Waits, Bone Machine (1992, and won a Grammy that year), Goin’ Out West

The 90’s Show

July 15, 2009

The 90s show is on tomorrow (Wednesday night) from 8 till 10pm on KRUI 89.7fm or online here.

1. The Jesus Lizard, Goat, Lady Shoes (Came off of Touch and Go in 1991)
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2. Built to Spill, There’s Nothing Wrong with Love, Twin Falls (I’ve always loved this short song, the sincerity in it. Came out in 1994)
3. Dinosaur Jr., Green Mind, I Live for that Look, (This is an album that should be listened to in one sitting, and in my mind is considered a modern classic. Came out in 91′.)
4. Fugazi’s Repeater and 3 songs, the track will maybe be Turnover (90′)
5. Swervedriver, Mezcal Head, Duel (93′)
6. Sonic Youth, Goo, Disappearer (This cover is featured in the previous post and is possibly my favorite from Sonic Youth. The tracks behind the cover are great too. It came out in 90′.)
7. Sleater-Kinney, Sleater-Kinney, The Day I went Away (This album needs to be listened to more, its great. Its one of the better debuts that have been put out, its more than just a messy punk album. It rocks as only Sleater-Kinney can rock. 95′.)
8. Luscious Jackson, In Search of Manny, Daughters of the Kaos (This band always makes me want to do naughty things. When I think of the 90s I think hot Luscious Jackson making that sweet track Naked Eye. However, the album In Search of Manny came out around 93′. Naked Eye wasn’t until 96ish and was released on Fever in Fever Out.)
Here’s Naked Eye:

9. Sebadoh, Smash your head on the Punk Rock, Pink Moon (What would the 90’s be without Lou Barlow? And, he went ahead and made a sweet version of Nick Drake’s Pink Moon).
10. The Flaming Lips, Hit to Death in the Future Head, The Sun (This track is so poppy I just love it. 92′ was a good year for the lips, they started to find their sound.)
11. Elliot Smith, Roman Candle, Last Call (This album is raw and beautiful, and it is a staple in my CD collection. Thank you Elliot, 1994).
12. Pixies, Planet of Sound, Planet of Sound
13. Teenage Fanclub, Bandwagonesque, Star Sign (I’d be happy with this 91 release on repeat, its poppy but in a good almost rocking sort of way.)
14. The Amps, Pacer, Breaking the Split Screen Barrier
15. Jesus and Mary Chain, Honey’s Dead, Good For My Soul (In 92′ the Jesus and Mary Chain titled their 4th album Honey’s Dead as a statement that they had a new sound different from their earlier hits, specifically “Just like Honey”. I like this album, but damn do I love “Just Like Honey”.)
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16. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Let Love In (1994), Thirsty Dog (Nick sounds awesome no matter what he sings.)
17. PJ Harvey, Dry, Dress
18. Tom Waits, Bone Machine, Jesus Gonna be Here (1992)
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19. Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted, Trigger Cut
20. Superchunk, No Pocky for Kitty, Skip Steps 1 & 3
21. Radiohead, The Bends, Planet Telex
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22. The Verve, A Storm in Heaven, Already There
23. Guided by Voices, Propeller, 14 Cheerleader Coldfront

Day by Day

April 30, 2009

Go out and buy Generation X’s S/T album. You won’t be disappointed. Day by Day is such a great song.

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1. Gang of Four’s Glass
2. Generation X’s Day by Day
3. Archers of Loaf, Learo, You’re a Hole
4. Dinosaur Jr’s I Got Lost

5. Morrisey’s Suedehead
6. Built to Spill’s Made-Up Dreams (request)
7. Thee Headcoats, clarabella
8. 13th floor elevators, levitation blues
9. Adam & the Ants, Kings of the WIld Frontier
10. Buzzcocks, Fiction Romance
11. Bangs, Call and Response, Dirty Knives
12. Bikini Kill, Pussy Whipped, Rebel Girl
13. Bratmobile, I’m in the Band
14. Simple Minds, New Gold Dream
15. New Order’s Leave Me Alone
16. Joy Division’s Transmission
17. The Dream Syndicate’s Tell Me When It’s Over off of The Days of Wine and Roses.
I never really listened to these guys much, but lately I can’t get enough of them. They rock in that way that is not overly artsy, but individualistic enough to get my attention. This is another album I recommend getting, its a great listen.

18. Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cities in Dust
19. Cocteau Twins, Violaine
20. Sonic Youth’s Death Valley ’69
21. Jane’s Addiction’s Ocean Size

22. Dead Kennedys, Stealing Peoples’ Mail
23. Bad Brains, Sailin’ On
24. The Clash, Career Opportunities
25. Hot Snakes, Who Died
26. Love And Rockets, Motorcycle
27. Les Savy Fav’s One to Three
28. The Von Bondies, Pale Bride (This was a request, he said I had a nice voice. I need more callers like this in my life, it made my evening. Heck it probably made my week.)
29. Tom Waits’s Filipino Box Spring Hog
Here’s a weird bootleg version of the track, its strangely AWESOME!

30. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s Hey Mom
31. Holly Golightly’s Serial Girlfriend
32. Mission of Burma’s That’s When I Reach for my Revolver.

1995 to 2000

April 7, 2009

Radio Loveless is on again playing tracks from 1995 to 2000. Listen in this Wed from 8 to 10 pm.

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1. Boss Hog, Boss Hog, I dig you (Christina Martinez is DAMN hot on this 1989 Boss Hog cover. Granted I will not play a track off of this album, but I couldn’t help sharing it. I found this image off of wikipedia. Craziness.)
2. Guided by Voices, Do The Collapse, Teenage FBI
3. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Now I got Worry, Dynamite Lover
4. 16 Horsepower, Hoarse, Black Soul Choir
5. Belle & Sebastian, The Boy with the Arab Strap, The Rollercoaster Ride
6. Blonde Redhead, Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons, Equally Damaged
7. Swervedriver, 99th dream, 99th dream (What a great request..)
8. Cat Power, What Would the Community Think, Taking People
9. Elliot Smith, XO, independence day
10. Folk Implosion, Insinuation-EP, Insinuation
11. Madder Rose (I know I know, Panic On was 94′ such a good set of tracks though.)
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12. Mercury Rev, Deserter’s Songs, Holes
13. Modest Mouse, Lonesome Crowded West, Convenient Parking
14. Pinback
15. PJ Harvey, Is this Desire?, Joy
16. Radiohead, Ok Computer, Let Down
17. Silver Jews
18. Stereolab, Emperor Tomato Ketchup, Metronomic Underground
19. Dandy Warhols
20. Yo La Tengo, You Can Hear the Heart Beating as One, Moby Octopod

21. Built to Spill, Perfect from now on, Kicked it in the Sun
22. les Savy Fav, 3/5, False Starts
23. Sleater-Kinney
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24. Mazzy Star, Among My Swan, I’ve been let down
25. Morphine, Yes, Honey White
26. Pavement, Terror Twilight, Spit on a Stranger (A request for pavement, I will always play pavement.)
27. Sonic Youth, a thousand leaves, heather angel
28. Tom Waits
29. Frank Black and the Catholics, pistolero, Billy Radcliff

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:
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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.
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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