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

May 20, 2017

On Wednesday night, Chris Cornell took his own life, possibly under the influence of medication. One of the last titans of the grunge era, Cornell was best known for fronting Soundgarden, but had a long and varied career, so I want to take this Friday show to do an overview of his career, and celebrate some of the amazing music he put forth into the world. We miss you already, man.

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Setlist:

  • "Flower" - Soundgarden
  • "Hands All Over" - Soundgarden
  • "Rusty Cage" - Soundgarden
  • "Hunger Strike" - Temple Of The Dog
  • "Seasons" - Chris Cornell
  • "Fell On Black Days" - Soundgarden
  • "Spoonman" - Soundgarden
  • "Burden In My Hand" - Soundgarden
  • "Can't Change Me" - Chris Cornell
  • "I Am The Highway" - Audioslave
  • "Your Time Has Come" - Audioslave
  • "One And The Same" - Audioslave
  • "Ghosts" - Chris Cornell
  • "Get Up" - Chris Cornell
  • "Black Hole Sun (live/acoustic)" - Chris Cornell
  • "Black Saturday" - Soundgarden
  • "Heavy Is The Head (ft. Chris Cornell)" - Zac Brown Band
  • "Before We Disappear" - Chris Cornell
  • "The Promise" - Chris Cornell
  • "River Of Deceit (live, ft. Chris Cornell)" - Mad Season & The Seattle Symphony
  • "Say Hello 2 Heaven" - Temple Of The Dog
May 17, 2017

[EXPLICIT SHOW INCOMING]

 

So I had this idea that I wanted to do an episode of standup comedy, some of my favorite comedians, and see where that took me. As it turns out, it lead me to a 90 minute episode that still doesn't have all the people I wanted to include, so if people dig this and ask for another one, I'll do another one at some point.

 

If stand up comedy isn't your thing, try a different episode. But for those of you who love comedy and are trying to get through these dark times, this should give you a broad spectrum of lots of great comedians, and if you find somebody you like, seek out their material. I highly recommend it.

 

As Christopher Titus once said, "I just need a good laugh!!!" So here we go.

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Setlist:

  • "Reagan's Gang, Church People, And American Values" - George Carlin
  • "Something Awful Is Going To Happen" - Robin Williams
  • "As Long As We're Talking Shelf Life (Kennedy)" - Bill Hicks
  • "Democrats & Republicans" - Lewis Black
  • "Politics" - Kathleen Madigan
  • "I Heart Gay Men" - Aisha Tyler
  • "Oakland Raiders" - Anjelah Johnson
  • "Boy With The Boobs" - Eddie Izzard
  • "If You've Never Thought Of Suicide" - Christopher Titus
  • "Art Guy" - Jackie Kashian
  • "Hot Girls In Bars and Their Dude Counterparts" - Louis C.K.
  • "Orgy" - Patton Oswalt
  • "Hospital" - Richard Pryor
  • "Just Being Honest" - Craig Ferguson
  • "Women's Organs" - Greg Proops
  • "Arrows" - Mitch Hedberg
  • "The Vision" - Bill Hicks
May 13, 2017

"You're just like everybody else..."

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Setlist:

  • "Bend But Not Break" - The Candlepark Stars
  • "Fallss" - Bayonne
  • "Red Paper Lanterns" - Maybeshewill
  • "Where We Are" - The American Dollar
  • "No EQ" - Into It. Over It.
  • "Name" - Goo Goo Dolls
  • "Reasons Not To Be An Idiot" - Frank Turner
  • "Noh Gulu (Unplugged Version)" - BAP
  • "Raging River Of Fear" - Captain Beyond
  • "Dissolve" - Indus Creed
  • "Monolith" - T. Rex
  • "6.24" - Danger
May 9, 2017

Setlist:

  • "Yesterday Was Hard On All Of Us" - Fink
  • "Anna Begins" - Counting Crows
  • "Love Has Gone Home" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Cast No Shadow" - Oasis
  • "Konstantine" - Something Corporate
  • "Tuesday's Gone" - Metallica
  • "Cut" - The Cure
  • "Shizukana Hibino Kaidan Wo" - Dragon Ash
  • "Fine Time" - Cast
  • "Our Demons (ft. Aja Volkman)" - The Glitch Mob
May 5, 2017

There's random and there's random, and this particular episode is definitely in the latter camp. It's got German pop, stuff from the 70s and 80s, absurdist music from the 60s and KMFDM. Yep, wild and crazy. You know you love it.

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Setlist:

  • "We Gotta Get You A Woman" - Todd Rundgren
  • "The Old Apartment" - Barenaked Ladies & The Persuasions
  • My Pink Half of the Drainpipe" - The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
  • "Für immer gut" - Philipp Poisel
  • "Dear Sergio" - Toh Kay
  • "Pulsar" - ATB
  • "Plastic Machinery" - The Charlatans
  • "Sundown" - Gordon Lightfoot
  • "Visibility Zero" - Kansas
  • "Bette Davis Eyes" - Kim Carnes
  • "Playing God" - KMFDM
  • "2030" - Dolphin
  • "The Way I Feel" - Robert Plant
  • "Stomper (ft. Enrico Gabrielli)" - The Ringo Jets
May 2, 2017

What to do with a Monday show? Play some fine songs and dabble between classics and new discoveries? Don't mind if I do... With the occasional kazoo...

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Setlist:

  • "Losing Sleep (Blank & Jones Remix)" - Jylland
  • "NYC Man" - Lou Reed
  • "Breaking Glass" - David Bowie
  • "Someone I Once Knew" - Paul Westerberg
  • "Train" - Bender & Schillinger
  • "Mexican Grand Prix" - Mogwai
  • "Illuminate" - Ham Sandwich
  • "Gentle Groove" - Mother Love Bone
  • "You'll Never Find Brian Here" - Fischer-Z
  • "I Need A Lover" - John Mellencamp
  • "Nada Es (Acoustic)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Swashbucklin' In Brooklyn" - Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • "Soft Serve" - Soul Coughing
  • "Way Out & Up We Go" - Echo & The Bunnymen
Apr 29, 2017

So I always say if you want me to so a scene show on a topic of your choosing, send it my way. I had a request to do a scene show on hip-hop, which is simply too broad a topic to cover in a couple of hours, so I chose something within that request and focused on that. This is a broad overview of the rivalry between East Coast and West Coast rappers in the early 90s, and the inevitable, violent conclusion of it, when the two largest figured in the feud, Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G., were gunned down within 6 months of each other. Both murders remain unsolved.

Also, this show contained a TON of profanity, so if that puts you off, skip this episode and I'll see you next week.

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Setlist:

  • "6 'N the Mornin'" - Ice-T
  • "Fuck Tha Police" - N.W.A.
  • "Boyz-n-the-Hood (ft. Ice Cube) (Remix)" - Eazy-E
  • "It Was A Good Day" - Ice Cube
  • "Nuthin' but a G than (ft. Snoop Dogg)" - Dr. Dre
  • "Gin and Juice" - Snoop Dogg
  • "Keep Ya Head Up" - 2Pac
  • "Bring Da Ruckus" - Wu-Tang Clan
  • "N.Y. State of Mind" - Nas
  • "Regulate" - Warren G
  • "Flava In Ya Ear" - Craig Mack
  • "Feel So Good" - Mase
  • "Juicy" - The Notorious B.I.G.
  • "Fuck Compton" - Tim Dog
  • "Fuck wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')" - Dr. Dre
  • "Hit 'Em Up" - 2Pac
  • "Who Shot Ya" - The Notorious B.I.G.
  • "2 of Americaz Most Wanted" - Snoop Dogg & 2Pac
  • "New York, New York" - Tha Dogg Pound
  • "L.A., L.A. (Kuwait Mix)" - Capone-N-Noreaga
  • "Bomb First (My Second Reply)" - Makaveli
  • "Mo Money Mo Problems" - The Notorious B.I.G.
  • "Ambitionz Az A Ridah" - 2Pac
  • "Rap Standup" - Chris Rock
  • "Soulja's Story" - 2Pac

 

Apr 25, 2017

Up and down and all around, where the show goes, nobody knows...

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Setlist:

  • "Bond (ft. M. Doughty)" - 808 State
  • "Teenage Lobotomy" - The Ramones
  • "Svengali" - For Against
  • "Come Out And Play" - The Offspring
  • "For Members Only" - Northstar
  • "The Chad Who Loved Me" - Mansun
  • "Slash" - Dragon Ash
  • "Turkish Song Of The Damned" - The Pogues
  • "That Tattoo Isn't Funny Anymore" - Owen
  • "See A Little Light" - Bob Mould
  • "Break It Down Again" - Tears For Fears
  • "Springen in die Nacht (ft. Norman Keil)" - Wingenfelder
  • "No Myth" - Michael Penn
  • "Tokyo Survivor" - 姫 Feat. Mista Sinista
Apr 21, 2017

It is time to deploy the greatest weapon in your groove arsenal, a mix so truly thunderously buttshakingly wiggle inducing, that you may have no choice but to get up, and, as the kids say, shake that thang.

We at Starlight Society Productions assume no responsibility for damages that you may incur due to unsupervised overextension of your glutteous maximus.

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Setlist:

  • "Shake Your Euphemism" - Blue Man Group
  • "Wild, Sweet And Cool" - The Crystal Method
  • "Up And Down Stairs" - Sean Callery
  • "From Rusholme With Love" - Mint Royale
  • "Window Licker" - Aphex Twin
  • "Eye For An Eye" - UNKLE
  • "In Dust We Trust" - The Chemical Brothers
  • "I Wish" - Infected Mushroom
  • "Jumbo" - Underworld
  • "Never Gonna Come Down (ft. Mike Doughty)" - BT
  • "Peace and Love, Inc." - Information Society
  • "Go Daddy-O" - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Apr 18, 2017

Quickly thrown together Tuesday show is quickly thrown together.

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Setlist:

  • "I Slept With The Devil" - Lucky Boys Confusion
  • "Killer Inside Me" - MC 900 Ft. Jesus
  • "Wake Up Time For Freedom" - The Cult
  • "Overdrive" - Fightstar
  • "Our Love Is A Painted Picture" - Mae
  • "Time Erases Everything" - Steady & Co.
  • "The Great Spectacular" - Dixie Dregs
  • "Carpal Tunnel Slug" - Buckethead
  • "Drive Your Car" - Engineers
  • "Jelly Roll" - Charles Mingus
  • "Aoharu Youth" - SUPERCAR
  • "One Heart Beating" - Better Than Ezra
  • "Down" - Buffalo Tom
Apr 15, 2017

Insert description of specific show here. Be witty and charming. Attempt to draw in additional listeners. Use playful language to evoke curiosity. Imply secrets are contained within.

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List songs.

Setlist:

  • "Do That" - Cast
  • "Cocoon" - Picnic
  • "State of the Union (ft. Anduze)" - Parov Stelar
  • "Strange Brew (live)" - Cream
  • "Schwarz, Grau, Weiß" - Broilers
  • "Welcome" - Fort Minor
  • "Million Dollar Loan" - Death Cab For Cutie
  • "Visitors On the Bow Wave" - The Echelon Effect
  • "Hate The Taste" - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • "Sex Bomb (Adam Freeland Remix)" - Spinnerette
  • "Штемпель" - Dolphin
  • "Midnight: Carroll Street" - Into It. Over It.
  • "Don't Let Me Down" - Juliana Hatfield
  • "Queen of Daydreams" - Third Eye Blind
Apr 11, 2017

It's all sorts of strange and wonderful music for you. From German pop-punk to Russian psytrance to German trap house to Japanese ska music. Yep, that's how we do.

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Setlist:

  • "Beside You" - Dragon Ash
  • "The Game" - Poets of the Fall
  • "How Can I Compete" - The Magic Gang
  • "Dreams" - The Allman Brothers Band
  • "Held in unserer Mitte" - Broilers
  • "Across the Moor" - Blossoms
  • "Retro Scientific" - Psyfactor
  • "Actroid Gurl" - Heimer
  • "Aiga arukai?" - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
  • "staubige Platte" - Normal Keil
  • "Island Radio" - Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
Apr 7, 2017

Just a fun little Friday show to tickle the eardrums...

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Setlist:

  • "Rock You Like A Hurricane" - Scorpions
  • "Behold The Hurricane" - The Horrible Crowes
  • "Everything Fades" - Poets Of The Fall
  • "Who Are The Brain Police?" - The Mothers Of Invention
  • "Money Left To Burn" - Kettcar
  • "Burn" - Year Of The Rabbit
  • "You Can't Lose (What You Don't Have)" - Sucioperro
  • "Bernie" - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
  • "Very, Very Hungry" - Brian Eno & David Byrne
  • "One Word" - Brian Eno & John Cale
  • "Every Word" - Hybrid
  • "I Hate My Heart" - Scot Sax
  • "Song For A Secret" - The Jesus And Mary Chain
  • "Hollow Inside" - The Mighty Lemon Drops
  • "Last Thing" - Murder By Death
Apr 4, 2017

Back to our usual madcap mix of music from all sorts of things. This one gets random, and includes me telling you about a band where I like half of any given SONG. That's right, song, not album... and I ask for help in finding bands of a particular style. Give it a listen.

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Setlist:

  • "Cutting Edge" - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • "Swamp" - Talking Heads
  • "I Will Deny" - Donots
  • "Living In The World Today" - GZA The Genius
  • "Six" - All That Remains
  • "Sounds Like Balloons" - Biffy Clyro
  • "Save It For Later" - Harvey Danger
  • "Foc" - Rodrigo y Gabriela
  • "Holland, 1945" - Neutral Milk Hotel
  • "Winterkind" - Wingenfelder
  • "Art Deco" - Lana Del Rey
  • "Love On The Rocks" - Neil Diamond
  • "Blind Mind" - LAMA
Mar 29, 2017

Time for a scene show, but this one's a little different. Instead of covering a period of time or a genre of music, this scene show is all about my favorite band in the world, Fury In The Slaughterhouse.

Now, the Furies broke up in 2008, but reunited in 2016 in honor of their 30th anniversary, recording some new songs, putting together a new Best of, and playing some shows in 2017.

I flew to Germany in 2008 to see the band live for the first time, on their farewell tour, and this year, a bunch of Fury fans donated money to ensure I could fly out to see some of the 2017 reunion shows as well.

I've been writing up my experiences, but I also wanted to do a podcast, not just about that experience, but also about the band themselves, to give people an overview of the band's history, play something from each of their albums, and then play something from each of the band members' side projects.

Listen to the show, get the new Best of, then start buying as much Fury stuff as you can. Only one album, "The Hearing And The Sense Of Balance," is available on US iTunes right now, but it's a start.

There are 6 people in the band: Kai Wingenfelder (lead vocals), Thorsten Wingenfelder (guitar), Christof Stein-Scheider (lead guitar), Christian Decker (bass),  Rainer Schumann (drums) and Gero Drnek (keyboard, guitar, mandolin, a bunch of other things). They currently have a 7th member with them for the tour, Martin Huch (guitar, pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin). Also, there were two other people who were in the band before, Kai Liekenbröcker (keyboard) who left in 1989, and Hannes Schäfer (bass), who left the band in 1996 to become a doctor.

All of the band members are great, and they were nothing but kind to me. Anything I can do to pay the band back in terms of raising awareness is only a small portion of the thanks I owe them.

Here's the setlist, and afterwards, some pictures from the trip. The rest of my writeups should be up in a few days, over at http://devinoch.blogspot.com/ and you can read the longer stuff there.

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Setlist:

  • "No Man's Land" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "No Illusions" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Anthem Of The Handsome Ransom" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Radio Orchid" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Hello And Goodbye" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Intro/Bring Me Home" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "One Way Dead End Street" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Enemy Mine" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Nada Es" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Angels & Saints" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Warchild" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Welcome To The Other World (Acoustic)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Wasted" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Jericho" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "30 (It's Not Easy)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Things Like This" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Trapped Today, Trapped Tomorrow (Acoustic)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Haunted Head And Heart" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Dance On The Frontline" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Will You Be With Me?" - Little Red Riding Hood
  • "Verliebt" - Wohnraumhelden
  • "From Losers To Lovers" - Driftland
  • "Come On In" - Home
  • "Die Unperfekten" - Thorsten Wingenfelder
  • "Blood In My Veins" - Wingenfelder (Kai's solo album)
  • "Mensch Paul" - Wingenfelder (Kai/Thorsten)
  • "Sunshine, Love, Music and Football" - Schumann
  • "Hard Times" - BalticSeaChild
  • "This Is It" - Kuersche & Members of Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Come On" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "End Of The World" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Disillusion Avenue" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Quicksandbox" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Every Generation Got Its Own Disease" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse

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My Fury posters

Gero and I

Christof and I

Rainer and I

All the pretty lights

Mar 26, 2017

So this episode in particular is dedicated to Claudia, my host over at Hotel Ernst, who put me up when I was in Germany to see the three Fury In The Slaughterhouse shows a few weeks back.

Claudia and I talked music quite a bit and she had a lot of German bands that she suggested I look into. Most of those bands are featured here, as well as a few English-speaking bands who are similar in style, hopefully to introduce her to some other things as well.

I'm much of the way through writing the story of my trip now, and should have all of that in time for Show 120 on Tuesday, which will feature a lot of me talking and a bunch of music from the Furies (and related Fury projects).

Enjoy!

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Setlist:

  • "Nur nach vorne gehen" - Broilers
  • "So Long (ft. Frank Turner)" - Donots
  • "Losing Days" - Frank Turner
  • "Speeding Cars" - Walking On Cars
  • "Floods" - Fightstar
  • "Chaos" - Herbert Grönemeyer
  • "Mein Amerika" - Philipp Poisel
  • "Green and the Blue" - Fink
  • "Gold gegen Blei" - von Brücken
  • "Wolves" - Josh Ritter
  • "Alphatier" - Westernhagen
  • "Kein außen mehr" - Kettcar
  • "Johnny B. Goode" - Chuck Berry
  • "My Ding-A-Ling (Live)" - Chuck Berry
Mar 21, 2017

Back once again for another shower, full to the brim of random assortment of music to delight and expand your horizons.

 

Also, if you're interested in reading the long-form version of my Fury In The Slaughterhouse story, the first part is up here. The full show of me talking it through will be Show 120.

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Setlist:

  • "Theme From 'Gutbuster'" - Bentley Rhythm Ace
  • "One Time For Me" - The Reverend Horton Heat
  • "The House Rules" - Christian Kane
  • "Blue Collar Suicide" - The Refreshments
  • "Anything But Beautiful" - July For Kings
  • "The Samurai Code" - Motion City Soundtrack
  • "Anthem Of Our Dying Day" - Story Of The Year
  • "Around The Block (ft. Talib Kweli)" - Pretty Lights
  • "Everybody Rise" - Busta Rhymes
  • "Bitchin' Camaro" - The Dead Milkmen
  • "We Were Children" - Tribes
  • "Nice Guys (Don't Get Paid)" - Soul Asylum
  • "Herex" - Biffy Clyro
  • "Any" - The Connells
  • "The State Of Massachusetts" - Dropkick Murphys
Mar 17, 2017

I'm back! Back stateside! I will be doing a big scene show on my Fury In The Slaughterhouse trip (#120) so as to give me plenty of time to organize my thoughts and clear my head a bit. I took 10 pages of just NOTES, so there's a lot to think about and try and put into words... Until then, though, have another fun show full of all sorts of music to tickle your eardrums...

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Setlist:

  • "Home Is A Feeling" - Ride
  • "Herp de Derp" - Bean, Stephon LaMar & The Gregory Brothers
  • "Klassenfahrt" - Norman Keil
  • "Get Out Of This" - Dinosaur Jr.
  • "Demon In Profile" - The Afghan Whigs
  • "We Can Never Be Friends" - The Streets
  • "Forget Yourself Through The Beauty" - Picnic
  • "11:11" - Arkells
  • "Fuck Swag" - Kohh
  • "State Trooper" - Bruce Springsteen
  • "Simply Being Loved" - BT
  • "Die Ausfahrt zum Haus deiner Eltern" - Kettcar
  • "Journey To Reedham" - Shobaleader One
Mar 13, 2017

As this podcast drops, I should be getting on an airplane in Frankfurt, heading back to the States, ecstatic and bouncing with energy, after three consecutive Fury In The Slaughterhouse shows. I'm sure I'll have stories to tell, but this show was recorded on 3/2, so we're not there yet.

Hope you all missed me while I was away and said wonderfully fawning, adoring things to me on Twitter or via email. See you all soon!

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Setlist:

  • "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" - The Clash
  • "Around My World In 80 Days (acoustic)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Long Way Round" - Stereophonics
  • "No Place Like Home" - Home
  • "Lear Jet" - The Samples
  • "Why Do I Love You (Live)" - Miles Davis
  • "Where You Fly" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Come With Us" - The Chemical Brothers
  • "Run" - Collective Soul
  • "Jet Lag" - Frank Turner
  • "So Here We Are" - Bloc Party
  • "Never Tear Us Apart" - INXS
  • "Need To Love" - The Starting Line
  • "Where I Want To Be" - The Dangerous Summer
  • "Bring Me Home" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
Mar 10, 2017

Around the time this episode goes up, I'm probably amidst tens of thousands of Germans, watching the best band in the world take the stage. That's right - I'm in Hanover, seeing Fury In The Slaughterhouse live. There will be an episode that tells the whole tale - this isn't it. But this should give you music to enjoy.

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Setlist:

  • "Every Generation Got Its Own Disease (Acoustic Live Radio Show)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "TV Song" - Blue Man Group
  • "I Still Believe" - Frank Turner
  • "Zu wahr um schön zu sein" - Wingenfelder
  • "You'll Have Time" - William Shatner
  • "Secure" - The Photographic
  • "Live Once (Ft. Kano)" - Plan B
  • "Song Eleven Could Take Forever" - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  • "96 Shalala" - Wir
  • "Fade Out" - Rival Sons
  • "Drive" - The Cars
  • "Won't Forget These Days/Reprise (Acoustic)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
Mar 6, 2017

I'm in transit to Germany right now, so enjoy music of motion...

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Setlist:

  • "Sleepwalking" - The Chain Gang Of 1974
  • "Voyager" - Daft Punk
  • "Moon In Water" - Underworld
  • "Little Wanderer" - Death Cab For Cutie
  • "Leave Them All Behind" - Ride
  • "Jellybean" - VHS Or Beta
  • "The Road" - Frank Turner
  • "Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)" - White Denim
  • "It's Casual" - Maritime
  • "Nice To Be Out" - Stereophonics
  • "Youth Is Wasted On The Young" - Driftland
  • "Someday All Of This Will Make Sense, Somehow" - Dirk Darmstaedter
  • "Waiting For The 7:18" - Bloc Party
  • "Fortunate Friends" - Into It. Over It.
  • "30 (It's Not Easy)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
Mar 4, 2017

So I leave Monday morning for Germany to see Fury In The Slaughterhouse at their 30th anniversary shows in Hannover, so I'm precooking 4 shows to cover my absence. This is show one of four.

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Setlist:

  • "Alone" - The Dreaming
  • "Cuckoo" - Curve
  • "Hate Me" - Blue October
  • "Trouble" - Ryan Adams
  • "Strange Loop" - Liz Phair
  • "Getting Ready To Get Down" - Josh Ritter
  • "Can't Go Back To Memphis" - Stray Cats
  • "Scared To Death" - HIM
  • "The Rattling Boy From Dublin (Peel Session)" - Spare Snare
  • "Underneath The Neon Sign" - The Kinks
  • "Time Shift" - Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
  • "I Hope You Suffer" - AFI
  • "Stack-O-Lee" - Samuel L. Jackson
  • "Colour" - Wild Cub
  • "By The Way" - Rip Slyme
  • "Hero Zero" - The Bouncing Souls
Feb 28, 2017

This month's scene show is all about grebo, a very specific substrata of music that was focused around 1988-1999 in the Midlands of the UK. There's a small number of bands in it, but some of them were quite prolific, and a number of them have returned after long absences, so it seemed like a good time to bust it out. It's a little short for a scene show, but should give you a good idea of the whole field, and inspire you to seek out some of these bands on your own.

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Setlist:

  • "Oh Grebo I Think I Love You" - Pop Will Eat Itself
  • "Never Enough" - Jesus Jones
  • "Don't Let Me Down Gently" - The Wonder Stuff
  • "Grey Cell Green" - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  • "The Only Living Boy In New Cross" - Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine
  • "Everything's Alright" - Crazyhead
  • "Can U Dig It?" - Pop Will Eat Itself
  • "Not Sleeping Around" - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  • "Karmadrome" - Pop Will Eat Itself
  • "Titch" - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  • "Ich Bin Ein Auslander" - Pop Will Eat Itself
  • "Bloodsport For All" - Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine
  • "Jesus Was A Pinko" - The Bomb Party
  • "Everything's Groovy" - Gaye Bykers On Acid
  • "Give Me Your Soul" - The Hunters Club
  • "Unbelievable" - EMF
  • "Caught In My Shadow" - The Wonder Stuff
  • "Message" - Jesus Jones
  • "Hibernation" - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  • "Back 2 Business" - Pop Will Eat Itself
  • "Happy (Live at 25)" - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  • "Sheriff Fatman" - Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine
  • "International Bright Young Thing" - Jesus Jones
  • "Planet Earth" - The Wonder Stuff
  • "Kill Your Television" - Ned's Atomic Dustbin

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Also, I have to include some pictures of grebo haircuts, because man, I just can't avoid that...

 

Ned's Atomic Dustbin and their marvel hair/attire...

Pop Will Eat Itself and THEIR amazing hair...

 

The Wonder Stuff and THEIR AMAZING HAIR...

 

Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine and HOW DO PEOPLE GET HAIR LIKE THIS...

Seriously... go watch some of the music videos from this era and these bands and you will be amazed at wild fashion/hair they had...

Feb 24, 2017

Mixed bag as I continue to avoid being drowned by the flood waters. Enjoy the music.

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Setlist:

  • "Three Stars" - Ultra Vivid Scene
  • "Remember Fun (Like We Was Young)" - Future Pilot AKA
  • "I'll Be Waiting" - Adele
  • "Left Of The Dial" - The Replacements
  • "When The Stars Go Blue" - Ryan Adams
  • "This Moment" - Matthew Sweet
  • "Radio Orchid" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Kill The Light" - Kitten
  • "Obsession" - ATB
  • "Control" - VNV Nation
  • "Nothing" - Stabbing Westward
  • "We Might As Well Be Strangers (DJ Shadow Remix)" - DJ Shadow vs. Keane
Feb 21, 2017

Outside, the sky is falling, and the sky is made of water. The Bay area is being pelted with rain like we've not seen in some time. I might build an ark. Send someone brilliant and gorgeous to help me repopulate the earth after the flood.

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Setlist:

  • "1:13" - Danger
  • "The Devil You Know" - Jesus Jones
  • "Beyond Raging Waves (ft. Shinichi Kinoshita)" - DJ Krush
  • "Sonsho Shima" - Herbie Hancock
  • "They Put Out Every Fire You Start" - The Luna Sequence
  • "Memory Babe" - The Boo Radleys
  • "Jimmy T." - David Axelrod
  • "Funky Drummer" - James Brown
  • "黄昏サラウンド" - Rip Slyme
  • "Miracle" - Blackmill
  • "Behind The Wheel" - Depeche Mode
  • "Heat Of The Sun" - The Jaguar Club
  • "Memories Are Made Of This" - Dean Martin
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