I have been remiss in posting my playlists. I would do it more often, but I pretty much figure no one cares about music anymore- if they did, there would be websites about bands and stuff.
Anyway, here's some songs that I played on the radio over the last two weeks.
THE NEW BREAKFAST SNOB VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE SPECIAL
14 Feb 2009
In a fit of romantic pique, I was tempted to play Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks five consecutive times for my "holiday" special, but I changed my mind at the last minute and wound up with these se;ections:
Genesis (Rewired)- Counting Out Time
Honestly, I don't see the point in re-making great works of art but these guys are good at it and my original Genesis album is worn-out. Funny song!
Ella Fitzgerald- I'll Never Fall In Love Again
Happy Valentine's Day!
Jimi Hendrix- Machine Gun
Capone, Moran and thou
Santana- I Hope You're Feeling Better
Flaming Groovies- Yesterday's Numbers
Didja ever feel like...?
Arvel Bird- Red Ride
I need more music by Arvel Bird. Stay tuned.
Ben Harper- Steal My Kisses
Can't give them away.
The Stranglers- Ships That Pass In The Night
The Soft Boys- I Wanna Destroy You
Jen Foster- Sunday Drive
Great catchy pop played with smarts, more to come.
Funkadelic- This Broken Heart
"I ain't no Gemini"
Faces- You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything
Pretty much anything.
Eleni Mandell- Lets Drive Away
In what? I need a girlfriend with a nicer car.
Jenn Cleary Band- Doesn't Make Sense
The song is built on well-established foundations, but sounds warm and fresh, well-written with nice production. I'm partial to the lyrics on this one...nice!
The Kinks- Fancy
Fancy is my imaginary friend. She's gonna be pissed when she finds out I was talking about her on the radio. This was the Kinks playing with trippy raga noodling, but it's cool...
Trench Town Oddities- Working Again
Yes, on a number of levels. I'll be tracking down more of this clever Canadian combo.
Jade Warrior- Eyes on You
This album has op-art on the label (pic above). If you were stoned or just bored, you could kill an entire quarter-hour staring at it. We didn't have "media players" back then...
Jethro Tull- Mother Goose
One of my favorite bands ever since childhood.
Damien Dempsey- Hold Me
A more recent favorite. It was a hug-free Valentone's Day for me...sob.
X- Johnny Hit and Run Paulene
lyric: "He bought a sterlized hypo/to shoot a sex machine drug"
Lisa Maxwell- Waste of A Life
Nikki Barr- Wasted Time
An interesting trio of artists, all good. Barr recently returned from Afghanistan, performing for the troops! Kudos!
DOTMIG- She's My Muse
I dig the DOTMIG. Stay tuned.
Ross Phazor- Someday
New to my ears. Not boring. Expect more soon.
Joe Jackson -Fools In Love
Hoary Old Chestnut.
BeBop Deluxe- Love Is Swift Arrows
I do not care what Freya says. Cupid is an asshole.
(Where did that bolt of lightning come from?)
PJ Harvey- The Sky Lit Up
Sorry. My apologies to the Goddess.
Niav- Karma Soopa
A new fave. I have more to listen to. Stay tuned.
SATURDAY,THE SATURDAY AFTER VALENTINE'S DAY,2009
Damien Dempsey-It's Important/They Don't Teach This #SPAM# In School/UFO
I pasted this list from the radio station blog. The name of the album is "They Don't Teach This Shit In School", which is what I posted. I don't know how it got changed "spam".
Abe Lincoln Story- Don't Need A Bag
Hhaha! Fun song.
DOTMIG- Spending Money
More dog on the DOTMIG.
The Service Industry- Have To Go To Work
Best song in the whole universe, ever.
The Kinks- Sunny Afternoon/Face to Face/Pye
The taxman done took my yacht!
Bob Dylan- Gotta Travel On/Self Portrait/Columbia
Soon, maybe. Maybe not.
Anoushcka- House of My Father
Great song about a not-so-great childhood and the consequences of reunion. My dad was listening but I didn't know at the time, but I wonder if it hurt him. It's a honest, powerful song and not especially kind.
Norine Braun- Hanna To Hollywood
Norine is my new favorite, ever. Seriously, she's good at everything and kinda fun too!
Carrie Rodriguez- Seven Angels On A Bicycle/SAOAB/Back Porch
Man, Carrie cheers me up.
Brian Stoltz-God Guns and Money
Stoltz has been around forever. Solid blues rock with timely words and nice production. Good car-drivin' music!
Richard Thompson- Guns Are The Tongues/Sweet Warrior/Shout Factory
Ten Years After- Let The Sky Fall/A Space In Time/Columbia
Two great guitarists of yore, both still kickin'!
Joan As Policewoman- Furious
This might be my new favorite band. I'll let you know soon.
Garbage- Bad Boyfriend
The studio has nice speakers and Garbage sounds GREAT on them. Some DJs hate them (they are a "producer" band), but I LOVE good production. So there!
Atris- An Evening Out
Worth checking out. New cut from soon-to-release CD.
Jim Protector- The Distance
Like this a lot.
Jen Foster- Sunday Drive
Oops. Meant to play a diff song by JF. This one is starting to grow on me, in a good way.
Stefanie Seskin- Your Own Road
The Duhks- Sleepin' Is All I Wanna Do (Stars on a Sunny Day)/Fast Paced World/Sugar Hill
New favorite Canadian band.
Blue Number Nine- Dig My Hands
Features Stefanie Seskin (see above). Kick. Ass.
Bad Haggis- Sleepy Maggie
Love Kills Theory- The Poverty Of Student Life
Arvel Bird- The Red Ride
The Frames-Live Forever/Another Love Song/Anti
Some other stuff has happened , but it's mostly good. More later.