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

Sep 28, 2017

So last week I was feeling both physically and mentally suckage, as Front 242 might say. I had a million things to do, I felt like I was hitting failure walls in a bunch of stuff, the country is continuing to be a disaster area (both figuratively and literally) and I just couldn't seem to give a shit about much of anything. So I decided to skip the week.

 

This week, I've seen Public Service Broadcasting play at the Swedish American Hall and Ride play at The Fillmore, and tonight I'm going to see Andrew W.K. at The Independent. One of my artistic projects has mildly resurrected itself from the dead, and we'll see if that continues. That all helped to sort of recharge the batteries a bit and get me going again.

 

In the spirit of just getting up and getting on with it, I give you the biggest episode I've ever done. I've got a shitload of filespace for the month, having skipped two weeks essentially, and just decided to do a huge huge show. No scene show - maybe next week or the week after, depending on time.

 

(Also, if you're the person who was flying the helicopter over my home for about an hour during the recording of this episode... you'll never take me alive...)

 

Hopefully you enjoy the episode, and it's got something for just about everyone in it. It's got rock, it's got electronica, it's got metal, it's got jazz, it's... well, it's ultra big, and you can listen to it for as long as you need to, or in as many sessions as you want. Just listen, and if you enjoy the show, give me a simple shoutout via Twitter or email or whatever. That kind of thing means way more than you realize, especially in the autumn/winter.

 

You also probably shouldn't look at the setlist until you've listened to it. It'll be way more fun that way.

 

So now, the megashow.

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Setlist:

  • "Escape" - KONGOS
  • "Suave and Suffocated" - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  • "Heavy Pop" - WU LYF
  • "Divorce Song" - Liz Phair
  • "Leave Me Alone" - Lou Reed
  • "Too Broken To Breathe" - Wingenfelder
  • "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad" - Meat Loaf
  • "All The Rage" - Funeral For A Friend
  • "Unmarked Helicopters" - Soul Coughing
  • "The End Of The World Was Yesterday" - Donots
  • "On A Plain" - Nirvana
  • "Over And Out" - Alkaline Trio
  • "American Jesus" - Bad Religion
  • "Song Pong" - Infected Mushroom
  • "Wrong Time Wrong Planet" - Does It Offend You, Yeah?
  • "Crystal Pink" - Sandunes
  • "Yesterday No More" - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • "Born To Lose" - Social Distortion
  • "Curse Me Good" - The Heavy
  • "Sam's Town" - The Killers
  • "The View From Stow Hill" - Manic Street Preachers
  • "Don't Fuck Me Up (With Peace And Love)" - Cracker
  • "Last To Die" - Bruce Springsteen
  • "Every Generation Got Its Own Disease" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Discretion & Depressing People" - Into It. Over It.
  • "Like Eating Glass" - Bloc Party
  • "Less Than" - Nine Inch Nails
  • "DMV" - Primus
  • "Most Of The Time" - Bob Dylan
  • "Communication" - INXS
  • "Winterkind" - Wingenfelder
  • "They Broke Him Down" - Streetlight Manifesto
  • "Brena" - A Perfect Circle
  • "It Was Never Gonna Turn Out Too Good" - Gang Of Four
  • "R.U.OK?" - K.M.F.D.M.
  • "Baby, Come On" - +44
  • "Regret" - New Order
  • "You Better Run" - Pat Benatar
  • "Ready To Die" - Andrew W.K.
  • "When Disaster Strikes" - Busta Rhymes
  • "Nobody Knows" - Matthew Sweet
  • "To The Dogs Or Whoever" - Josh Ritter
  • "Columbia" - Oasis
  • "I Wish I Was Sober" - Frightened Rabbit
  • "Down Under" - Men At Work
  • "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down" - Miles Davis
  • "The Right Thing" - Moby
  • "Bad Phone Call" - Buffalo Tom
  • "Thank You (Live At The BBC)" - Led Zeppelin
  • "Vapour Trail" - Ride
  • "The Oath" - Street Sweeper Social Club
  • "Knights Of Cydonia" - Muse
  • "The Curse Of Elkhart" - Murder By Death
  • "Dead Men Tell No Tales" - Motörhead
  • "Thundering Voices" - Rival Sons
  • "Photon" - VNV Nation
  • "There's No Other Way" - Blur
  • "Banzai" - B'z
  • "Dancing With Myself" - Billy Idol
  • "Grey Ghost" - Mike Doughty
  • "Machine" - The Horrors
  • "Empty Cans" - The Streets
  • "Bartender" - Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
  • "Sweet Caroline" - Neil Diamond
  • "Howl" - Biffy Clyro
  • "A Modern Way Of Letting Go" - Idlewild
  • "Knives" - The Dangerous Summer
  • "The Playboy Mansion" - U2
  • "Wait" - Something Corporate
  • "Work To Do" - The Isley Brothers
  • "Stellify" - Ian Brown
  • "The Way I Am" - 3 Miles To Essex
  • "P.S." - James
  • "The End Of The World" - 2NU2
  • "Ausgetrunken" - Kettcar
  • "Vaporize" - Year Of The Rabbit
  • "Martin Sheen Or JFK" - Yellowcard
  • "Звезда по имени Солнце" - Кино
  • "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In)" - Kenny Rogers
  • "Come To Me" - 65daysofstatic
  • "Kundalini Express" - Love And Rockets
  • "Round & Round & Round" - The Cure
  • "The End" - The Doors
Sep 13, 2017

Skipped last week. Seemed like nobody noticed. Made another show. Enjoy.

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Setlist:

  • "Bad Decisions" - Two Door Cinema Club
  • "Steppin' Out" - Kool & The Gang
  • "Beautiful" - When Pandas Attack
  • "Edge" - Soul'd Out
  • "Tandav" - Achint
  • "No really, everything's fine" - Aereogramme
  • "All I Want" - Ride
  • "No Longer Ortona" - Readymade
  • "137" - Brand New
  • "Don't Take Me Alive" - Steely Dan
  • "Woh Kho Gaye" - Coshish
  • "Pain Lies On The Riverside" - Live
  • "Felice (ft. Francesco Di Bella)" - 'A67
  • "Aggyá Tüzet!" - CPG
  • "Dirty Boots" - Sonic Youth
  • "Soul Makossa" - Manu Dibango
  • "Holiday In Spain" - Counting Crows
  • "Movin' On" - Bad Company
  • "Hardcore Moldovenesc" - Zdob și Zdub
  • "Evangeline" - Matthew Sweet
  • "Through The Passage Of Time" - Faraz Anwar
  • "Strong" - London Grammar
  • "Sayon" - Mekaal Hasan Band
  • "Нарисованная" - Uma2rman
  • "Can't Finish What You Started" - Motion City Soundtrack
Sep 1, 2017

So this was a fun episode to put together. Every song is tied to the song before and after it, sometimes in obvious ways, sometimes in less obvious ways. I do explain all the connections - many are links between names of bands and/or names of songs - but you may find it fun just to listen to this one and not look at the set list until afterwards.

 

You may not be amused by it, but I was, and really, that's all that matters...

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Setlist:

  • "Company Of Strangers" - Third Eye Blind
  • "Third Eye" - Florence + The Machine
  • "Classical Machines (Iain Cook Aereogramme Remix)" - Biffy Clyro
  • "Leave A Trace" - CHVRCHES
  • "Kings" - The Church
  • "Reverend" - Kings Of Leon
  • "Baddest Of The Bad" - The Reverend Horton Heat
  • "Shooting Star" - Bad Company
  • "Stroke It Noel" - Big Star
  • "While The Song Remains The Same" - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
  • "The Song Remains The Same" - Led Zeppelin
  • "Drowning..." - Boiled In Lead
  • "Drown" - Smashing Pumpkins
  • "Passive" - A Perfect Circle
  • "Passive/Aggression" - Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • "Be Aggressive" - Faith No More
  • "More" - Phish
  • "Those Days Are Gone" - Fishbone
  • "Gone" - Ben Folds
  • "Together" - William Shatner
  • "'64 AKA Go" - Lemon Jelly
  • "Here We Go" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Jeden Samstag" - Wingenfelder
  • "Paris" - Norman Keil
  • "Paris" - The 1975
  • "Space Oddity" - David Bowie
  • "Longer Than Forever" - Boowy
  • "Forever And A Day" - Ian Brown
  • "Stranger By The Day" - Shades Apart
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