Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Songs of joy

Ok, so maybe this whole exercise is on the futile side, what with the lack of comments/feedback/reasons-to-live but what the hey, I might as well add my bunch of 1s and 0s to this great big blogosphere thing, right?

Anyways, it would be nice to know someone is out there paying attention - maybe I'm optimistic to think that people are listening to their radios at the same time that they are online, in fairness, can't say I ever do but it would be nice to think someone was prepared to stop by and say hi once in a while anyways.

So please, if you're here, would it kill you to leave a comment. See the bit at the bottom of the post where it says 0 comments? Just click on that and say something. I'd do it for your blog (if I knew about it) - honest

Anyways, this is what I played yesterday. (Actually, that's not entirely true, I think I got up to Your Missing - Cowboy Junkies on the soft cd and Chase the Dragon - Beasts of Bourbon on the loud one.

Firelines Sodastream 3:07 Reservations
Georgina Richard Easton 3:16 Boganvillea
Thirteen Wilco 3:25 Big Star Small World
Wonder Riff Baterz 3:03 Out of Hell
We Think You're Dishy B(if)tek 3:53 2020
Wedding vows Sam Evans 2:53 Brown Couch Soundtrack
After the Garden Neil Young 3:23 Living With War
Riga Girls The Weepies 2:36 Say I Am You
Originality Thievery Corporation feat. Sister Nancy 4:08 Versions
Khalghi Stomp Transglobal Underground 3:54 Versions
Haven’t Got A Clue The Flaming Lips 3:25 At War With The Mystics
I Won't Back Down Johnny Cash 2:09 American III: Solitary Man
Made of stone The Stone Roses 4:16 Very Best of
Shake Your Mood Dan Kelly & The Alpha Males 4:08 Pirate Radio EP
Love Will Tear Us Apart Nouvelle Vague 3:18 Nouvelle Vague
You're Missing Cowboy Junkies 4:09 Early 21st Century Blues
Valentine & Garuda Frank Black & The Catholics 3:13 Black Letter Days
The Old Man Can Talk Bit By Bats 3:30 Bit By Bats
Marble Arch Minimum Chips 3:04 Kitchen Tea Thankyou
Rain Falls For Wind The Sleepy Jackson 4:03 Lovers
It's Gonna Be (Alright) Ween 3:18 The Mollusk
Blue Spanish Sky Chris Isaak 3:58 Wicked Game

Fruite De Passion The El Caminos 3:55 ...Away
Revolution Get Down The BellRays 2:41 The Red White & Black
Cry for love Iggy Pop 4:28 Nude and Rude - the best of Iggy Pop
This Time Drones 5:35 Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of Your Enemies Will Float By
The Best You Can Believe In Drones 7:35 Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of Your Enemies Will Float By
Glasgow Mega-Snake Mogwai 3:35 Mr. Beast
It's A Crime I Heart Hiroshima 3:19 A Three Letter Word For Candy
Dazzled Kids Voicst 2:42 11:11
Picture From A Sound Ripe 4:52 Galaxies And Stars
I Hate Shopping The Drugs 3:15 The Very Next Of
Chase The Dragon Beasts Of Bourbon 3:37 From The Belly Of The Beast Live
Echo and Bounce The Propellerheads 5:26 Decksandrumsandrockandroll
Disco 1 Mess Hall 3:59 Notes From A Ceiling
Six Months In a Leaky Boat Little Birdy 3:53 She Will Have Her Way
sukie in the graveyard belle and sebastian 3:00 the life pursuit
Love Me Like You The Magic Numbers 4:50 The Magic Numbers
You're The Reason I'm Leaving Franz Ferdinand 2:47 You Could Have It So Much Better
Sabotage The Beastie Boys 2:58 Ill Communication
See the sun Rocket Science 4:15 Eternal holiday

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


I'm falling Halfday 3:50 Now We're Happy
Nature Boy Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4:54 Abattoir Blues (Disc 1)
Ten Little Pills Slumber Party 4:11 Slumber Party
Braxton Hicks Jebediah 3:53 Braxton Hicks
Gutter for two The Tremors 3:03 Cash up front, no kissing
Would You Love A Monsterman Lordi 3:02 The Monster Show
Devil Is A Loser Lordi 3:29 Get Heavy
She bangs the drums The Stone Roses 3:50 Very Best of
Quiet Room Meatbee 3:46 Caught In The ACT 2001
You're Not Cool Baterz 2:17 Out of Hell
It's A Crime I Heart Hiroshima 3:19 A Three Letter Word For Candy
Bubblegum Gun I Heart Hiroshima 3:26 A Three Letter Word For Candy
Shock And Awe Neil Young 4:52 Living With War
Let's Impeach the President Neil Young 5:10 Living With War
Midweek morning The Lucksmiths 3:05 Naturaliste
The Ballad Of Lachlan And Sarah Ripe 3:50 Galaxies And Stars
Sharkfin Blues The Drones 4:32 Single
Cinnamon girl Sid'n'Susie (Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs) 2:44 Under The Covers
Secret Track The Drugs 0:41 The Very Next Of
Nightmares By The Sea Jeff Buckley 3:49 Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk [Disc 2]
Pleased To Meet You Sekiden 2:52 Sound Instincts
Hott Date The Gossip 2:17 That's Not What I Heard

Take me home Kirsty Stegwazi 5:04 Jailbirds
Kid Fears Indigo Girls 4:34 Indigo Girls
Madeline Yo La Tengo 3:37 And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
Sweetheart Goldentone 4:21 Blood Red Earth
Lonely Stretch The Triffids 5:02 Born Sandy Devotional
Pancho Tortoise & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy 3:13 The Brave And The Bold
Stars The Weepies 3:02 Say I Am You
Snow Peas Minimum Chips 3:33 Kitchen Tea Thankyou
Your Neighborhood Spaceman (featuring Jel and Odd Nosdam) Peeping Tom 5:45 Peeping Tom
Acid Food Mogwai 3:40 Mr. Beast
We're No Here Mogwai 5:36 Mr. Beast
This is Not a Love Song Nouvelle Vague 4:33 Versions
The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power) The Flaming Lips 4:51 At War With The Mystics
Wedding vows Sam Evans 2:53 Brown Couch Soundtrack
I Wish You Were Here Ed Kuepper 3:03 This Is The Magic Mile
The Nature vs. Effect Bit By Bats 2:59 Bit By Bats
Lichen And Bees Tamas Wells 3:05 A Plea En Vendredi
Lived In Bars Cat Power 3:43 The Greatest
Start Again Sounds Like Sunset 3:24 Saturdays

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Oh Lordi - Eurovision goes Metal

Well, far be it from me to blow my own horn (though like all guys, you know I would if I could :) but take a look back through the archives of this blog to the entry from the 27th of March where you'll notice I got perhaps a little excited about the Finnish entry in Eurovision this year.

That's right, it was Lordi, the monster themed metal band who last night took out Finland's first ever Eurovision victory and also did a great interview in their press conference afterwards

"“Think about it, a rock band just won a pop song contest. This is weird, strange, interesting. This is for all rock fans, hard rock fans, metal fans and Kiss fans. And we didn’t just win – we won it for Finland.”

He then sang the chorus of Lithuania entry, ‘We Are The Winners’." And that Lithuanian entry is a whole other thing again

Evidently the band has been embroiled in a little controversy at home, with the Finnish leader expressing concern that they might give Finland a bad name overseas (be interesting to see the backpedal now) and claims elsewhere that the band are satanic. Lordi addressed this pretty well in his press conference as well though

“For the millionth time, we’re not Satanists or devil worshippers,” he said. “This is entertainment. The masks are like our calling card and we’ll never perform without them. It would be like Santa Claus handing a child his gifts and Christmas time and then pulling off his beard and saying, ‘By the way, I’m your father…’”

Read all about it on the Eurovision website - http://www.eurovision.tv/english/index.htm

Last weeks tracks

Yeah, umm, kind of forgot to do that one I know - sorry if you were wondering - got a bunch of new music this week though and will also highlight a bit of Lordi, so I hope you enjoy

Monday, May 08, 2006

Today's tracks

Robert Onion Frank Black & The Catholics 4:00 Dog In The Sand
Electrical Storm (Live) Ed Kuepper 6:37 This Is The Magic Mile
Retro Bailterspace 4:29 Wammo
Supernatural Ripe 4:09 The Plastic Hassle
I-94 Radio Birdman 3:36 The Essential Radio Birdman (74-78)
Rex Kramer Gomez 4:30 In our gun
Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely Hüsker Dü 3:31 Candy Apple Grey
Pyramid Wolfmother 4:28 Wolfmother
No One Knows Queens Of The Stone Age 4:38 Songs For The Deaf
Open air channel Rocket Science 7:13 Contact High
No Way Out Love Of Diagrams 4:05 We Got Communication
Sir! Beat Sir Bit By Bats 2:33 Bit By Bats
Hazy Shade of Winter Bodyjar 2:11 Ten Years Of The Meredith Music Festival
Fighting in a sack The Shins 2:26 Chutes too narrow
Contact Frausdots 4:26 Couture, Couture, Couture
Daddy's Home Sixfthick 2:30 Daddy's Home
Can't work you out Dallas Crane 3:05 Dallas Crane
Mirror Blues Pt.1 Died Pretty 4:32 Do The Pop - Oz Garage Rock 76-87
Are you gonna be my girl Jet 3:33 Get Born
The Good Ones The Kills 3:29 No Wow

Love Will Tear Us Apart Nouvelle Vague 3:18 Nouvelle Vague
The Clock The Go-Betweens 4:06 The Friends Of Rachel Worth
Boundary Rider The Go-Betweens 2:45 Oceans Apart
Streets of Your Town The Go-Betweens 3:33 16 Lovers Lane
Butterfly Baterz 3:45 Out of Hell
My Nan Really Likes Radiohead Justin Heazlewood 2:07 The Bedroom Philosopher - Living On The Edge Of My Bed
Wedding vows Sam Evans 2:53 Brown Couch Soundtrack
December Skies Cowboy Junkies 5:18 Early 21st Century Blues
Sing Me A Song Charlie Marshall 5:05 Charlie Marshall And The Body Electric
Submarine Bells The Chills 3:41 Submarine Bells
Empty Shell Cat Power 3:03 The Greatest
Thunder Road Tortoise & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy 6:28 The Brave And The Bold
Danko/Manuel Drive-By Truckers 5:43 Across The Great Divide
Incident on South Dowling Paul Kelly 2:50 Post
Marble Arch Minimum Chips 3:04 Kitchen Tea Thankyou
Spacewalk Lemon Jelly 7:02 Lost Horizons
The passenger Iggy Pop 4:43 Nude and Rude - the best of Iggy Pop
Jack-Ass Beck 4:11 Odelay
Road To Nowhere Talking Heads 4:20 Once In A Lifetime

Friday, May 05, 2006

Bush cops a comedy beating at major dinner

Democracy Now! | Stephen Colbert's Blistering Performance Mocking Bush and the Press Goes Ignored by the Media

Maybe you're already across this, but if you aren't, Daily Show performer Stephen Colbert was guest speaker at the annual White House Press Corp dinner the other week. Standing about 5 feet about from George W and in full character doing his conservative commentator bit, he proceeded to sledge Bush for the better part of 20 minutes, while the President just looked more and more annoyed.

He also had a thing or two to say to the assembled journalists in the room about how slack they'd been in keeping the government accountable, which is probably why his speech got almost no coverage in the mainstream media in the US until it had swept the web, getting more than 500,000 viewings on YouTube (a popular web video site).

It's largely been removed from the web by now (apparently due to Copyright issues) but can still be found here and there - here for now ( http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/05/03/145234 )

Here are a couple of excerpts to give you some idea.

Mark Smith, ladies and gentlemen of the press corps, Madame First Lady, Mr. President, my name is Stephen Colbert, and tonight it is my privilege to celebrate this president, ‘cause we're not so different, he and I. We both get it. Guys like us, we're not some brainiacs on the nerd patrol. We're not members of the factinista. We go straight from the gut. Right, sir?

That's where the truth lies, right down here in the gut. Do you know you have more nerve endings in your gut than you have in your head? You can look it up. Now, I know some of you are going to say, "I did look it up, and that's not true." That's 'cause you looked it up in a book. Next time, look it up in your gut. I did. My gut tells me that's how our nervous system works.

And as excited as I am to be here with the President, I am appalled to be surrounded by the liberal media that is destroying America, with the exception of FOX News. FOX News gives you both sides of every story: the President's side, and the Vice President's side.

But the rest of you, what are you thinking? Reporting on NSA wiretapping or secret prisons in Eastern Europe? Those things are secret for a very important reason: they're super-depressing. And if that's your goal, well, misery accomplished.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Monday tracks

The Red Flag Billy Bragg 3:13 The Internationale
Wedding vows Sam Evans 2:53 Brown Couch Soundtrack
(Nice Dream) Radiohead 3:53 The Bends
I See A Darkness Johnny Cash 3:42 American III
Danielle Tex, Don & Charlie 3:18 Sad But True
The Old Man Can Talk Bit By Bats 3:30 Bit By Bats
The Other Side Bit By Bats 6:12 Bit By Bats
What Else Could It Be Mercury Rev 5:13 All Is Dream
You Can Have It All Yo La Tengo 4:36 And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
Under The Milky Way The Church 4:57 Rage 1
Los Angeles Frank Black 4:07 Rage 1
Shivers - 1 Nick Cave and the Dirty 3 5:11 Single
Fitzroy Strongman Sodastream 4:10 Single
The Clock The Go-Betweens 4:06 The Friends Of Rachel Worth
The Mule The Magic Numbers 5:11 The Magic Numbers
This Is Not The Way Home The Cruel Sea 4:06 This Is Not The Way Home
Bananas And Blow Ween 3:34 White Pepper
I Love Work Butterfingers 4:13 Breakfast At Fatboys

Anita's Miracle Suntan Lotion Magic Dirt 2:34 Tough Love
Breakdown Electronic 5:52 Twisted Tenderness
Hot Rich Girls Dropped In A Grange (Gwen Stefani/Snoop Dogg/ZZ Top) Torero 4:28 Best of Bootie 2005
Am I ever gonna see your face again Mach Pelican 2:24 Bigger than Tina
Calm Down Riff Random 3:05 In Space There Is No Sound
Sidewalking The Jesus and Mary Chain 3:34 Rage 2
The Message Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five 7:20 Rage 1
Popcorn Hot Butter 2:33 Single
Beverly & Honeymoon DeepSeaPlaza 4:06 Songs Of Protest
the blues are still blue belle and sebastian 4:08 the life pursuit
In The Red Love Of Diagrams 3:36 We Got Communication
Check Level The Rogers Sisters 3:20 The Rogers Sisters
Cool Scene The Dandy Warhols 4:07 Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
I Think I Smell A Rat The White Stripes 2:04 White Blood Cells
common_people William Shatner 2:19 Has-been
Girl Beck 3:29 Guero
Stop thinking about it Joey Ramone 2:56 Garage Days
Fortress Europe Asian Dub Foundation 3:53 Enemy Of The Enemy
Bang On! The Propellerheads 5:44 Decksandrumsandrockandroll
Ladybird Dallas Crane 2:34 Dallas Crane
Agent Tremolo Messerchups 4:01 Black Black Magick