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Touring the world one pair of headphones at a time...

Sep 30, 2016

So this should be a scene show, but if I had done one, it would've been too short to cover the emo scene properly, and since the rules are mine, I can change them as I see fit. Instead, it's another good mixtape of all sorts of songs and genres, and should still provide some fun weekend listening. Also, you should be watching all of "Luke Cage" on Netflix right now. Seriously.



  • "Bulletproof Love (ft. Method Man)" - Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
  • "Nobody Speak (ft. Run The Jewels)" - DJ Shadow
  • "Надя" - Дельфин
  • "Opus 40" - Mercury Rev
  • "The Long Stony Way To Paradise" - Baltic Sea Child
  • "Screen Man" - Failure
  • "Dead Souls (ft. Tomoyasu Hotei)" - Gang Of Four
  • "Someday Is Everyday" - Pretty Lights
  • "Ramble On" - Led Zeppelin
  • "The Captain" - Biffy Clyro
  • "I'm So Happy" - The Jackson 5
  • "Romantic Cellphone" - Jay Chou
  • "River Delta" - The Future Sound Of London
  • "Visions" - The Eagles
  • "Remote Control" - Hurricane #1
  • "Panic Attack" - Dream Theater
Sep 27, 2016

Another quick and dirty show, but stuff from Japan, the Netherlands, England, Australia and more... rock, jazz, electronica... you name it, you got it...



  • "Belong" - R.E.M.
  • "Ambitious" - ドラゴンアッシュ (Dragon Ash)
  • "Perpetual Memory" - Invocation Array
  • "Empire" - Hybrid
  • "American Woman" - The Guess Who
  • "The Big Bad Wolf" - The Heavy
  • "If You Want Blood (You Got It)" - AC/DC
  • "We Used To Be Friends" - The Dandy Warhols
  • "Deeper Shade Of Soul" - Urban Dance Squad
  • "Go Steady Go!" - ポルノグラフィティ (Porno Graffitti)
  • "Actual Proof" - Herbie Hancock
Sep 23, 2016

This week, I expose you (ah-HA!) to a bunch of people who should've been huge hits, and never really were, much to my sadness. You'll get some neo-funk, some classic R&B, some blues rock, some visual kei, some electro-industrial-goth and a bunch more.

As always, at the end of the show, I tell you how to reach out and say hi. Drop me an email and shoot me a hello on Twitter. To my new listeners in Mexico, drop me a line - tell me about a band from Mexico or two that I should be checking out. Same for you folks in Belgium! I see you over there. We love listener discovery. Just point me in a direction and I'll go digging.

And if you want to donate, you can do that here: To donate!



  • "Short Change Hero" - The Heavy
  • "Million Miles" - J. Ralph
  • "Hypermode (ft. Ulrich Schnauss)" - A Shoreline Dream
  • "The Farthest Lights" - Freedy Johnston
  • "Eat The Music" - Kate Bush
  • "The Wrestle" - Frightened Rabbit
  • "I Speak Your Every Word" - Curve
  • "Only A Memory" - The Smithereens
  • "Hurry Up Let's Go" - Shout Out Louds
  • "Satellite" - Catherine Wheel
  • "Money Is King?" - Siam Shade
  • "Brother, Brother" - The Isley Brothers
  • "The End Of Our Days" - Subwave
Sep 20, 2016

I'm starting to dabble more into the music scenes of Russia, and you'll hear one of my first discoveries in this week's show, but you'll also here some snapping techno, some fun indie rock, some classic rock, music from Japan, France.... It's me. I'm random. I like it that way.



  • "69 Police" - David Holmes
  • "Curse Curse" - James
  • "I Got The Fear - Pt. 5" - Meat Beat Manifesto
  • "I Still Wonder" - The Chain Gang of 1974
  • "Группа крови" - Кино
  • "Konstantine" - Something Corporate
  • "This World Is Not My Home" - His Name Is Alive
  • "Mrs. Summer" - Galileo Galilei
  • "Atlantis To Interzone" - Klaxons
  • "The Last Shot" - Lou Reed
  • "1901" - Phoenix
  • "Hearts Like Ours" - The Naked And Famous


Sep 16, 2016

It's a fun little Friday show, featuring some chill music, some Mexican funk, some Israeli pop, some New Orleans funk, some jazz, some ska, some rock and more...

If you're an old friend, welcome back. If you're a newcomer, happy to have you - make some friends and spread the word.

This is my corner, baby...



  • "I Got It (What You Need)" - Galactic
  • "Los Pelos Tiesos" - Rabbits And Carrots
  • "Gliding Like A Whale" - Peter Murphy
  • "Tigest" - The Idan Raichel Project
  • "The Animals & Me" - The Wonder Stuff
  • "Watermelon Man" - Herbie Hancock
  • "Say-Say" - Nightmares On Wax
  • "Oh My God" - A Tribe Called Quest
  • "Сирены" - Centr
  • "In The Clouds" - Michal Menert
  • "Goodbye World" - Reegs
  • "The Hands That Thieve" - Streetlight Manifesto
Sep 13, 2016

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to listen to the following podcast, and to tell as many of your friends about it as you possibly can. As always, your team selection is being left up to you, but I would recommend getting as many people as possible to listen to the podcast, lest we decide to stop issuing missions. Should you or any of your podcast force be caught or killed, I'm totally going to disavow ever knowing your ass, and you will be hung out to dry. This podcast will self destruct in... oh, let's call it an hour or so. Plenty of time for you to listen to it all.

Good luck, Jim.



  • "Kill 100" - X-Press 2 ft. Rob Harvey
  • "Theme From Mission Impossible" - Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
  • "Echoes" - God Is An Astronaut
  • "Just Once" - Sonny Rollins
  • "Vanishing Point and Whistle" - Toe
  • "Crapage" - Front 242
  • "Attack" - 30 Seconds To Mars
  • "Best Fish Tacos In Ensenada" - Freeland
  • "Single Stroke Ruffs" - Xploding Plastix
  • "Leather Wings" - This Will Destroy You
  • "Light Flares" - Thievery Corporation
  • "Everybody On News" - Supercar
  • "Olympians (Radio Edit)" - Fuck Buttons
  • "Weapons Of Mass Destruction" - The Crystal Method
Sep 8, 2016

Not a ton to say about this one, other than it's chock full of stuff I love, and dab of international spice. Plus, new music from a band whose last album came out 17 years ago. Not quite up to the 22 year highwater waiting mark set by My Bloody Valentine, but, y'know, much longer than I would have liked... Still, it's coming, and sometimes that's all you can ask for...



  • "Route 66" - Chuck Berry
  • "California" - Phantom Planet
  • "Cop vs. Phone Girl" - Third Eye Blind
  • "Mesmerized" - The Mission UK
  • "The Edge Of Forever" - The Dream Academy
  • "I've Been Lost For So Long" - American Football
  • "Sideshow By The Seashore" - Luna
  • "The News" - Carbon/Silicon
  • "Dreamin'" - BOØWY
  • "Burn" - Threadstone
  • "Chrome Waves" - Ride
  • "Livin' In The City" - Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • "Faded" - The Afghan Whigs
Sep 6, 2016

All sorts of fun things here, including one of our favorites dueling with an a cappella group, some by-request alternative hip-hop, post-grunge and more...



  • "Something Wild (ft. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness)" - Lindsey Stirling
  • "I Need A Miracle" - Grateful Dead
  • "A Jagged Gorgeous Winter" - The Main Drag
  • "Blowtorch" - The Go! Team
  • "Dancing Barefoot" - MC 900 Ft. Jesus
  • "Cancion Animal" - Soda Stereo
  • "Weapon & The Wound" - Days Of The New
  • "The Siphoning Sequence" - Buckethead
  • "Inside Of Love" - Nada Surf
  • "69" - ONE OK ROCK
  • "Won't Forget These Days (a cappella)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse vs. Maybebop
  • "Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)" - Tears For Fears
  • "World Go Round" - STS9
Sep 2, 2016

Okay, so this month's scene show is about post hardcore, a genre that is commonly confused with both post-punk and emo. To be fair, there are a number of bands that have made a bunch of music that is both emo and post-hardcore, and we'll tackle that. Over the nearly 3 hours of this scene show, I'll try and give you an overview of the genre, and let you hear many of the major players.

It's worth noting that I'm not a huge fan of some of this stuff, and I'm also sick, so I have less to say this episode than normally, but there's plenty of music to hear, and if you don't hear anything that tickles your fancy, we'll be back early next week with a standard show, assuming my voice comes back.



  • "Surrender" - Matchbook Romance
  • "King For A Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)" - Pierce The Veil
  • "Bad Penny" - Big Black
  • "Bad Mouth" - Fugazi
  • "Step On Chameleon" - Drive Like Jehu
  • "Unsung" - Helmet
  • "In Like Flynn" - Girls Against Boys
  • "Delusional" - Quicksand
  • "Stars" - Hum
  • "The Deadly Rhythm" - Refused
  • "When One Eight Becomes Two Zeros" - Glassjaw
  • "One Armed Scissor" - At The Drive-In
  • "Good Things" - Rival Schools
  • "All That's Left" - Thrice
  • "Monsters" - Matchbook Romance
  • "Bend Your Arms To Look Like Wings" - Funeral For A Friend
  • "Helena" - My Chemical Romance
  • "Cute Without The 'E' (Cut From The Team)" - Taking Back Sunday
  • "57" - Biffy Clyro
  • "Palahniuk's Laughter" - Fightstar
  • "Degausser" - Brand New
  • "Anything Can Happen In The Next Half Hour / Interlude One" - Enter Shikari
  • "Throne" - Bring Me The Horizon
  • "And I Told Them I Invented Times New Roman" - Dance Gavin Dance
  • "Heads Or Tails? Real Or Not" - Emarosa
  • "Hills Like White Elephants" - Isles & Glaciers
  • "Those Who Stand For Nothing Fall For Everything" - Slaves (US)
  • "Signals Over The Air" - Thursday
  • "One Day Women Will All Become Monsters" - Chiodos
  • "If You Could See Into My Soul" - Silverstein
  • "A Moment Suspended In Time" - Underøath
  • "The Guillotine" - Escape The Fate
  • "Can't Be Saved" - Senses Fail
  • "Everything As Planned" - We Came As Romans
  • "The Bomb Dot Com V2.0" - Sleeping With Sirens
  • "Fast Times At Clairemont High" - Pierce The Veil
  • "Killing You" - Asking Alexandria
  • "Sometimes You're The Hammer, Sometimes You're The Nail" - A Day To Remember
  • "Second Guesses" - Saosin