Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Playlist 1.29.08

(#. Artist "Song" Album (Year) Record Label)

1. the Jesus And Mary Chain "My Little Underground" Psychocandy (1985) WEA Records
2. Cibo Matto "The Candyman" Viva! La Woman (1996) Warner Brothers
3. Q And Not U "Tag-Tag" Power (2004) Dischord
4. Talking Heads "I Zimbra" Fear Of Music (1979) Sire - Talking Heads Song Of The Week
5. Fire Engines "Candyskin" Hungry Beat (2007) Acute

6. the Breeders "When I Was A Painter" Pod (1990) 4 AD
7. Sleater-Kinney "Modern Girl" The Woods (2005) Sub Pop
8. PJ Harvey "Grow Grow Grow" White Chalk (2007) Island
9. Os Mutantes "Trem Fantasma" Os Mutantes (1968) Polydor
10. Gogol Bordello "Start Wearing Purple" Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike (2005) Side One Dummy
11. Björk "I Miss You" Post (1995) Elektra
12. Burial "Homeless" Untrue (2007) Hyperdub
13. Ellen Allien & Apparat "Rotary" Orchestra Of Bubbles (2006) BPitch Control
14. Ornette Coleman "Congeniality" The Shape Of Jazz To Come (1959) Atlantic

"Long Songs Hour"

15. Uusitalo "Himo Perkele" Karhunainen (2007) Huume Recordings
16. Boredoms "Super Are" Super AE (1998) Birdman
17. Dälek "Images Of .44 Casings" Negro Necro Nekros (1998) Gern Blandsten
18. Sunn O))) "Mocking Solemnity" Flight Of The Behemoth (2002) Southern Lord
19. Khanate "Skin Coat" Khanate (2001) Southern Lord
20. Matmos "Germs Burn For Darby Crash" The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast (2006) Matador

Sadly, towards the end of the show, I was running a bit late, and the last song was *not* a long song. And I had such a good track planned. But Matmos is definitely a worthy consolation prize (I've been trying to work 'em into the show again).

I was also trying to fit Pig Destroyer in at the end of the first hour, but it didn't work, not even with all their short songs. Bizarre, no?

Overall, things went very well. Better planning and just me getting used to doing all the studio stuff made today's experience very enjoyable compared to all the stress last week.

I'm planning a metal hour next week, it should be fun. Classic and current, as usual. I'll get PD in there.

In other news, I'm getting sick of hearing M.I.A. on the radio. I love Kala, but c'mon! It's getting played out.

Right now I am listening to "Jimmy."

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Playlist 1.22.08

#. Artist "Song" Album (Year) Label

1. the Jesus And Mary Chain "My Little Underground" Psychocandy (1985) WEA Records
2. Uusitalo "Korpikansa" Karhunainen (2007) Huume Recordings
3. Björk "Earth Intruders" Volta (2007) Elektra
4. the Valley Arena "Perfume Has Expired" Sesso-Vita (2007) Anodyne Records
5. Baroness "O' Appalachia" Red Album (2007) Relapse
6. the Ocean "Mesoarchaean" Precambrian (2007) Metal Blade
7. Gogol Bordello "Wonderlust King" Super Taranta! (2007) SideOneDummy
8. the Knife "Like A Pen" Silent Shout (2006) Rabid Records (Cut Short Accidentally)
9. Antioch Arrow "Lightning Bolt" In Love With Jetts/The Lady Is A Cat (1997) Gravity Records
10. the Blood Brothers "Peacock Skeleton With Crooked Feathers" Crimes (2004) V2
11. the Locust "File Under 'Softcore Seizures'" Plague Soundscapes (2003) Anti-
12. Hella "Cafeteria Bananas" Hold Your Horse Is (2002) 5 Rue Christine
13. Lightning Bolt "2 Towers" Wonderful Rainbow (2003) Load
14. the Good Life "On The Picket Fence" Help Wanted Nights (2007) Saddle Creek
15. Talking Heads "No Compassion" Talking Heads '77 (1977) Sire - Talking Heads Song Of The Week

16. Isolée "Music..." Rest (2005) Playhouse
17. Mission Of Burma "Donna Sumeria" The Obliterati (2006) Matador
18. My Bloody Valentine "All I Need" Isn't Anything (1988) Creation/Sire
19. Air "All I Need" Moon Safari (1998) Astralwerks
20. Portishead "Strangers" Dummy (1995) Polygram
21. Oval "Commerce Server" 94 Diskont (1995) Thrill Jockey
22. Jesu "Tired Of Me" Jesu (2005) Hydra Head
23. Pelican "Drought" Australasia (2003) Hydra Head

The show went alright this week. I was scrambling during the first half-hour or so because I only planned what songs to play, and not the order for them, which would've helped me a great deal.

I was going to play DEEFHOOF, but completely forgot. Maybe next week.

I must learn how to say "Uusitalo" properly, it's bothering me so much!

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Mixed Feelings

I recently watched the film True Stories, which was directed and co-written by David Byrne. My reaction is very mixed; I don't know if it's the best or worst movie ever, but I'm towards worst since I was somewhat bored while I was watching it. I guess I just didn't "get it." I laughed at a few things, but the technical aspects of the film (lighting, editing, cinematography) and even some of the script were just amateur and terrible. Was it too quirky and ridiculous for its own good? That's what I'm thinking. I did appreciate the acting talent, though. John Goodman is the bomb and his character was what kept me watching. His song near the end was Genius. If only the film were made by a different David... I'm glad Byrne has mostly stuck to music since the film.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

New Blog, First Show, First Post

Wow, I haven't had an internet presence in a long time. It feels weird. Anyhoo, I plan on using this blog for playlists for my radio show, My Little Underground (Monday night/Tuesday morning Midnight-2AM), in addition to my thoughts/comments about music and perhaps some non-music related things (comments on movies, comics/manga, TV, events in my life, etc.). We'll see.

Playlist from my first show (January 15, 2008):

(0. Artist "Song" Album (Year))

1. the Jesus And Mary Chain "My Little Underground" Psychocandy (1985)
2. Yoshida Tatsuya & Fujii Satoko "Snygulip" Erans (2003)
3. Faust "Jennifer" Faust IV (1973)
4. Cursive "Shallow Means, Deep Ends" Domestica (2000)
5. Can "Oh Yeah" Tago Mago (1971)
6. Matmos "Lipostudio...And So On" A Chance To Cut Is A Chance To Cure (2001)
7. Converge "Thaw" Jane Doe (2001)
8. PJ Harvey "To Talk To You" White Chalk (2007)
9. Baroness "Wanderlust" Red Album (2007)
10. Bonde Do Role "Marina Gasolina" With Lazers (2007)
11. M.I.A. "Jimmy" Kala (2007)
12. Pig Destroyer "Phantom Limb" Phantom Limb (2007)
13. John Coltrane "Part 2: Resolution" A Love Supreme (1964)
14. Talking Heads "Electric Guitar" Fear Of Music (1979) - Talking Heads Song Of The Week
15. Ellen Allien "Abstract Pictures" Berlinette (2003)
16. Nico "No One Is There" The Marble Index (1969)
17. Godflesh "Devastator" Streetcleaner (1989)
18. Husker Du "Standing By The Sea" Zen Arcade (1984)
19. Pelican "Lost In The Headlights" City Of Echoes (2007)
20. os Mutantes "Bat Macumba" Os Mutantes (1968)
21. DJ Shadow "Mutual Slump" Entroducing (1996)
22. Madvillain "Great Day Today" Madvillainy (2004)
23. Fugazi "Arpeggtiator" End Hits (1998)
24. Fire Engines "Meat Whiplash" Hungry Beat (2007)
25. Aphex Twin "Blue Calx" Selected Ambient Works, Volume 2 (1994)

The theme of the show was mostly all-time favorite songs/bands/artists with some favorites of 2007. I wasn't all that in touch with new music throughout '07, otherwise I would have played more newer stuff.

And I'd probably make a list of favorite albums of '07. Eh, I'm still going to. Here:

1. M.I.A. - Kala
2. Pig Destroyer - Phantom Limb
3. PJ Harvey - White Chalk
4. Pelican - City Of Echoes
5. Fire Engines - Hungry Beat (Reissue, but still excellent)

Sadly, Björk's Volta is not on this list. It was such a disappointment. Maybe I'll edit this little list later if I catch up on '07 tunes.