Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Playlist for Tuesday, November 29, 2005

I'm too lazy to format my playlist this week; but you can check out a pretty version here. Heavy on the '60s and '70s this time, it seems. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

The Seven O'Clock Special was a double header: Johnny Cash with "Straight A's in Love" and the Carpenters with "Sing"--two artists who rub shoulders on my CD shelf.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Playlist for Tuesday, November 22, 2005

  • Talk Talk "Such a Shame" Natural History: The Very Best of Talk Talk
  • Depeche Mode "Precious" Playing the Angel
  • Brian Eno "On Some Faraway Beach" Here Come the Warm Jets
  • Suzanne Vega "Machine Ballerina" Songs in Red and Gray
  • Bread "Baby I'm a Want You" Best of Bread
  • John Vanderslice "Time Travel Is Lonely" Time Travel Is Lonely
  • Moody Blues "Fly Me High" The Singles+
  • Danielson Famile "Cutest Lil Dragon" online download
  • Radiohead "Where I End and You Begin" Hail to the Thief
  • The Soft Boys "Underwater Moonlight" Underwater Moonlight
  • The Cure "Let's Go to Bed" Japanese Whispers
  • Holla Copter "St. Paul, Minnesota" online download
  • The Foreign Press "Tuscaloosa" online download
  • The Silver Jews "The Poor, the Fair, and the Good" Tanglewood Numbers
  • Stephen Malkmus "It Kills" Face the Truth
  • 7 O'CLOCK SPECIAL: Led Zeppelin "Achilles' Last Stand" Presence
  • Metric "Handshakes" Live It Out
  • Supergrass "St. Petersburg" Road to Rouen
  • The Korgis "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime" Dumb Waiters
  • The Beatles "Every Little Thing" Beatles VI
  • Sufjan Stevens "What Goes On" This Bird Has Flown: A 40th Anniversary Tribute to the Beatles' Rubber Soul
  • Grayson Wray "A Chalice Inn My Hand" Medieval Skyscraper
  • Neutral Milk Hotel "Communist Daughter" In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
  • The Subways "No Goodbyes" Young for Eternity
  • Tom Vek "CC (You Set the Fire in Me)" We Have Sound
  • The Flaming Lips "All We Have Is Now" Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
  • Neil Diamond "What's It Gonna Be" 12 Songs
  • Pixies "Velouria" Sell Out 2004
  • John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band "Give Peace a Chance/Cold Turkey" Shaved Fish
  • Jeffrey Lewis "The East River" The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane and Other Favorites
  • Iron and Wine "Love and Some Verses" Our Endless Numbered Days
  • The Eighth Grade "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" The Eighth Grade
  • Monday, November 21, 2005

    Neil Diamond Doesn't Bring Me Flowers Anymore

    Instead, he's hurt me, he's hurt me bad:

    I trusted his honest expression and heartfelt words...when will I learn?

    Friday, November 18, 2005

    Playlist for Friday's Fill-In

    I subbed for an hour today, and here's what I played. It was all about the rock, with a little roll for good measure.

  • Iron Butterfly "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" Music from the 60s Generation
  • White Rose Movement "Alsatian" online download
  • Alice Cooper "Is It My Body" Love It to Death
  • Tom Vek "CC (You Set the Fire in Me)" We Have Sound
  • Hard Fi "Cash Machine" Stars of CCTV
  • Heart "Crazy on You" Dreamboat Annie
  • Pixies "No. 13 Baby" Doolittle
  • The Subways "With You" Young for Eternity
  • David Bowie "Hang on to Yourself" The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
  • William Shatner "Common People" Has Been
  • Maximo Park "Limassol" A Certain Trigger
  • Silver Jews "Punks in the Beerlight" Tanglewood Numbers
  • Grayson Wray "Tell Me Your Secret" Medieval Skyscraper
  • Vanilla Fudge "You Keep Me Hangin' On" Music from the 60s Generation
  • Starland Vocal Band "Afternoon Delight" Greatest Hits
  • Blogs in the Beerlight

    Poetry, music, art, and liberal politics—what's not to love? The Dust Congress

    Tuesday, November 15, 2005

    Radio Show Friday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    I'm picking up an hour this Friday. We're gonna rock!

    Thanksgiving is approaching, and if it weren't for Hal the insane music-playing computer (and the occasional shift picker-upper), the WRVU airwaves would be mostly empty over the next week and a half.


    Sometimes when I play primary rotation songs, it's great, and I feel like some kind of random-song-choosing genius. But today, MAN! I played some stuff I really, really don't like. I'm not gonna say which ones. But they stink. I just thought you should know.

    Playlist for Tuesday, November 15, 2005

  • Vashti Bunyan “Hidden” Lookaftering
    Animal Collective “Turn Into Something” Feels
  • Tom Vek “I Ain't Saying My Goodbyes” We Have Sound
  • Sound Directions “Dice Games” The Funky Side of Life
  • Thievery Corporation “Pela Janela” The Cosmic Game
  • Greg Davis and Sebastian Roux “To See the Wonderful World” Paquet Surprise
  • Grayson Wray “Flying Over” Medieval Skyscraper
  • Plate Six “Losed” Battle Hymns for a New Republic
  • The Suns of Norway “The Lines of Tall Buildings” The Suns of Norway
  • Tom Stewart “1955” Tom Stewart
  • Silver Jews “How Can I Love You If You Won't Lie Down” Tanglewood Numbers
  • Dr. Dog “Oh No” Easy Beat
  • Metric “Glass Ceiling” Live It Out
  • Maximo Park” Isolation” Q's John Lennon Covered #2
  • 7 O’CLOCK SPECIAL: Neil Diamond “Delirious Love” 12 Songs
  • 7 O’CLOCK SPECIAL PART 2: Neil Diamond “I'm On To You” 12 Songs
  • The Magic Numbers “This Love” The Magic Numbers
  • Beulah “A Good Man Is Easy to Kill” The Coast Is Never Clear
  • Coconut “Harry Nilsson” Greatest Hits
  • Dead Kennedys “Viva Las Vegas” Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas soundtrack
  • David Bowie “Black Country Rock” The Man Who Sold the World
  • Northern State “Girl for All Seasons” All City
  • George Harrison “My Sweet Lord” All Things Must Pass
  • Kate Bush “Somewhere in Between” Aerials
  • Mouth and McNeal “How Do You Do” Dutch Treats
  • Love “Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale” Forever Changes
  • Deee Lite “Groove is in the Heart” CD Single
  • The Flying Lizards “Money” The Flying Lizards

  • Friday, November 11, 2005

    Just Kidding About That Interview

    Well, it turns out Tom Kimmel is recovering from an illness and since his show is Tuesday night, getting up early that morning is not gonna work for him. Maybe next time...

    Thursday, November 10, 2005

    Live On-Air Interview and Performance This Tuesday, Maybe

    I MIGHT be interviewing singer songwriter Tom Kimmel on my show this Tuesday. I'll keep you posted. Either way, if you're in Nashville you should definitely check out his performance Tuesday night, November 15, 9 p.m. at the Bluebird Cafe, 4104 Hillsboro Road. Tickets are $10; for reservations, call 615-383-1461. The concert is a benefit for the Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing.

    Tuesday, November 08, 2005

    I forgot to play this song

    I've been listening to this song repeatedly for days, but then forgot to play it on my show today. There's always next week...

    Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime by the Korgis

    Playlist for November 8, 2005

    Hi, y'all--Here's what I played today. If you can tell that I've just made up an album title out of the blue, please feel free to correct me.

    • Suzanne Vega "Harbor Song" Songs in Red and Gray
    • Elbow "My Very Best" Leaders of the Free World
    • The Magic Numbers "Forever Lost" The Magic Numbers
    • George McCrae "Rock Your Baby" KTEL Dynamite 1974
    • Guided by Voices "Chasing Heather Crazy" Isolation Drills
    • Broken Social Scene "Our Faces Split the Coast in Half" Broken Social Scene
    • Grayson Wray "A Chalice Inn My Hand" Medieval Skyscraper
    • Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice "I Am the One I Am & He is the Caretaker of My Heart" Buck Dharma
    • Silver Jews "Punks in the Beerlight" Tanglewood Numbers
    • Big Star "Turn My Back on the Sun" In Space
    • Against Me! "Unprotected Sex with Multiple Partners" Searching for a Former Clarity
    • Moonbabies "War on Sound" War on Sound
    • VHS or Beta "Disco Paradise" Le Funk
    • THE 7 O'CLOCK SPECIAL: Focus "Hocus Pocus" Dutch Treats
    • Franz Ferdinand "You Could Have It So Much Better" You Could Have It So Much Better with Franz Ferdinand
    • Supergrass "St. Petersburg" Road to Rouen
    • Stephen Malkmus "Trojan Curfew" Stephen Malkmus
    • David Bowie "Five Years" The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
    • Belle and Sebastian "Dear Catastrophe Waitress" Dear Catastrophe Waitress
    • Tee Set "Ma Belle Ami" Dutch Treats
    • Metric "Monster Hospital" Live It Out
    • Tom Vek "CC (You Set the Fire in Me)" We Have Sound
    • Pavement "Here" Slanted and Enchanted
    • The Rakes "Strasbourg" Retreat
    • The Cure "The Perfect Girl" Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
    • Louis XIV "God Killed the Queen" The Best Little Secrets Are Kept
    • Gang of Four "At Home He's a Tourist" Return the Gift
    • The Beatles "All You Need Is Love" Magical Mystery Tour
    • Joseph Arthur "Look at Me" Q’s Lennon Covered #2

    Monday, November 07, 2005

    Lucky Number 7

    I've been thinking that I need to have some kind of special thing happen on my show at 7 a.m.

    I mean, the Friday Morning Drive has the essential track of the week at 7 a.m., and 7 o'clock is Costello'clock on College Music 101: Now and Then, and of course Liberadio begins at I guess Father Parthenios (of Wednesday's Sacred Hymns show) and I are the only ones without a special to-do.

    Actually, Father Parthenios might have something going on then, too, I'll have to listen more thoroughly to his show.

    Okay, so, tune in tomorrow at 7 a.m.

    Friday, November 04, 2005

    That About Covers It

    Thanks to Walt of College Music 101: Now and Then for covering my show last Tuesday. With cover songs. Check out the playlist at, and research cover songs to your heart's content at the way-too-absorbing