Friday, November 12, 2010

Three Hundred Pounds of Joy: KEXP Playlist 11/11/2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010 (LISTEN TO THIS SHOW)

Time Artist Song Album Label
1:00 Kraftwerk Home Computer Computer World Elektra
1:07 Caribou Kaili (Fuck Buttons Remix0 Swim Remixes
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1:14 Matthew Dear Slowdance Black City Ghostly International
1:19 Diamond Rings Wait & See Special Affections Secret City Records
1:22 Weekend Age Class Sports Slumberland Records
1:26 Joy Division Shadowplay Unknown Pleasures Qwest
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1:30 Chico Mann Once in a Lifetime Analog Drift Wax Poetics Records
1:35 Crystal Castles Not in love (f. Robert Smith) Not in Love (single) Fiction
DJ Comments: out 12/6
1:38 Gang Gang Dance House Jam Saint Dymphna P-VINE RECORDS
1:43 Teengirl Fantasy Cheaters 7AM Merok
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1:50 How To Dress Well Ready For The World Love Remains Lefse Records
1:54 Peter Broderick A Snowflake Float Type
1:57 Teebs Lakeshore Ave. Ardour
2:00 Wire Ahead 1985-1990: The A List
2:04 Maximum Balloon Apartment Wrestling Maximum Balloon DGC Records
DJ Comments: with David Byrne
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2:08 Forest Swords Miarches Dagger Paths Olde English Spelling Bee
2:14 Pariah Railroad Safehouses EP R&S
2:17 Aphex Twin 4 Richard D. James Album Elektra/Asylum
2:21 Sufjan Stevens All for Myself The Age of Adz
2:22 Blue Scholars Lumiere
DJ Comments: xx
2:25 Hood You Show No Emotion At All Cold House Domino Records
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2:30 Apparat Burial + Fourtet- Moth DJ Kicks !K7
2:35 Anika Terry Anika Stones Throw Records
2:39 Comet Gain Love Without Lies Broken Record Player What's Your Rupture?
DJ Comments: songs from 1998-2008
2:42 The Crystals He Hit Me (And it felt like a Kiss)
2:45 Antony & The Johnsons I'm In Love Swanlights Rough Trade
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2:49 Flying lotus GNG BNG Los Angeles Warp
2:53 Shigeto French Kiss Power Up Full Circle Ghostly International
2:56 Morphine Souvenir The Night DreamWorks
3:01 Galaxie 500 Listen, The Snow Is Falling This Is Our Music Rough Trade Records
DJ Comments: Dean Wareham @ Crocodile Dec 16, playing Galaxie 500
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3:09 Beach House Walk in the Park Live at KEXP Volume 6
DJ Comments: proceeds benefit KEXP. available online @, itunes, insound, amazon..
3:15 The Tallest Man On Earth The Dreamer Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird Dead Oceans
3:19 Tame Impala Desire Be, Desire Go Innerspeaker Modular
DJ Comments: Dec 10 @ Neumos
3:23 Kinks Nothin' in the World Can Stop Me Worryin' About That Girl Kinda Kinks
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3:26 Hanni El Khatib Dead Wrong Dead Wrong 7"
3:29 Nobunny Ain't It a Shame First Blood Goner
3:31 The Chills Heavenly Pop Hit Submarine Bells Slash
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3:35 Eighteen Individual Eyes Rosebud Youth Slightly frightened mostly happy
DJ Comments: Nov 18 @ Neumos
3:39 Bonjay Creepin Broughtupsy
3:43 Belleruche 3 Amp Fuse 270 Stories TRU THOUGHTS LTD
DJ Comments: Live on KEXP Wed Dec 1 @ noon!
3:46 Twin Shadow When We're Dancing Forget MRI
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3:50 Wilco Impossible Germany Sky Blue Sky Nonesuch
3:56 Cass McCombs Not The Way Not The Way ADA US
4:00 Devo Gut Feeling / (Slap Your Mammy) Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! Warner Bros.
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4:05 THE WITCH Feeling High Introduction
4:09 Bob Dylan Mozambique Desire
4:11 The Moondoggies Down the Well Tidelands Hardly Art
DJ Comments: Sat Dec 18 @ Showbox at the Market with Maldives
4:17 Miracle Fortress Poetaster Five Roses PGR
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4:21 Stereolab Sun Demon Not Music Drag City
DJ Comments: out 11/16
4:25 Das Rascist Amazing (ft. lakutis) [prod keepaway] Sit Down, Man
DJ Comments: Fri Nov 12 @ Chop Suey w Macklemore
4:29 Brian Eno 2 Forms of Anger Small Craft on a Milk Sea
4:32 Minutemen Glory of Man Double Nickles on the Dime
4:35 Marnie Stern For Ash Marnie Stern Souterrain Transmissions
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4:39 Fences Boys Around Here Fences
4:43 Woods Blood Dries Darker At Echo Lake
4:47 Built To Spill The Weather Ancient Melodies Of The Future Warner Bros.
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4:52 Howlin' Wolf Three Hundred Pounds of Joy The Real Folk Blues
DJ Comments: 1956-1965
4:55 Tirogo Ajufo Float
DJ Comments: from Nigeria
5:00 The Intelligence White Corvette Males In The Red
DJ Comments: playing with Clinic and Fresh & Onlys Mon Nov 15
5:02 The Homosexuals My Night Out The Homosexuals LP
5:03 McLusky To Hell With Good Intentions McLuskyism [Disc 1] Too Pure
5:05 The Black Angels River Of Blood Phosphene Dream Blue Horizon
DJ Comments: Mon Nov 29 @ Showbox at the Market w Black Mountain. In studio 3 pm Nov 30
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5:10 Fresh & Onlys I'm a Thief Play it Strange
5:14 Clinic Internal Wrangler Internal Wrangler Domino
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5:17 Tamaryn Love Fade The Waves Mexican Summer
5:21 Kisses On the Move The Heart of the Nightlife
5:23 The Smiths Heaven Knows I'm miserable Now Louder than Bombs
5:27 Deerhunter He Would Have Laughed Halcyon Digest 4AD
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5:35 Pomegranates Skull Cakin' One Of Us afternoon records
DJ Comments: live on kexp today @ noon!!
5:38 Fischerspooner The 15th #1 FS Studios
DJ Comments: wire cover
5:42 James Pants Clouds Over the Pacific Lovecraft Stones Throw
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5:46 Owen Pallett A man with no ankles A Swedish Love Story Domino Recording Co.
5:50 Foals Miami Total Life Forever Warner Music
5:54 Gold Panda India Lately Lucky Shiner Ghostly International/Notown

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ready for the Space Age

You know, I've never been one for thinking I like country music.
I decided I probably had a pretty bad association with it, and that real country
music is pretty fucking important and awesome. Yes, eloquence, my strong suit.

So I've been reading Lost Highway- Journeys and Arrivals of American Musicians, by Peter Guralnick (1971, 1979). Perfect-length chronicles on the lives (more than the music) of American roots musicians. Nothing too heavy, but each story leaves you with a footprint and a memory. After I'm done I'm going to make a playlist of some of the main tracks listed in this book. Hank Snow, Merle Haggard, Elvis, Charlie Rich, Sleepy LaBeef, Cowboy Jack Clement (I'm particularly intrigued by this man), Bobby Bland, Hank Williams, Jr... the list goes on.

Here are some quotes that I really enjoyed in the book so far.

"You can't sing a three-minute song in a minute and a half. You'd be amazed at how many people try." -Jack Clement

"I quit being nostalgic a long time ago. I decided I was ready for the space age." -Jack Clement

"We need clarity and simplicity today more than ever. People are so fucking afraid of simplicity, but it seems to me that's part of the reason we're in the middle of an identity crisis in this country. It seems as if people have just lost their roots. And you know, when a person's lost his roots, he's just adrift without an anchor." -James Talley

"The only thing that I regret- and this is something that's kind of hard to explain- is that I never did call anybody Mama, I never called anybody Daddy. I called my Daddy Bub, and my mother Red...Some damn things you just can't explain. How can you have feeling for people like that?" -Stoney Edwards


Listening to Dan Melchior und das Menace's new LP, Visionary Pangs (S-S Records). Loving it!