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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.

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Setlist:

  • "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...

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Setlist:

  • "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!

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Setlist:

  • "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.

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Setlist:

  • "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...

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Setlist:

  • "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.

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Setlist:

  • "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...

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Setlist:

  • "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...

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Setlist:

  • "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.

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Setlist:

  • "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
Aug 26, 2016

I tell a number of hilarious stories on this show, including one how I cite a source, only to later realize it's ME I'm citing, just from 20 years ago. This show also runs long, because I'm skipping the Monday/Tuesday show next week. (Space concerns.) But we'll be back next Friday with another scene show for ya. Until then, enjoy.

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Setlist:

  • "Chinatown" - Kitten
  • "Heavenly Star" - Genki Rockets
  • "Doing Good (ft. Akira The Don)" - Mr. Witch
  • "Nobody Gets Out Alive!" - Le Castle Vania
  • "Bad Wings" - The Glitch Mob
  • "Playing For Keeps" - Matchbook Romance
  • "1995" - The Hellacopters
  • "Blame It On The Rain" - Milli Vanilli
  • "Palaces Of Montezuma" - Grinderman
  • "Love Is A Battlefield" - Pat Benatar
  • "Mandolin Rain" - Bruce Hornsby
  • "Open House" - Lou Reed & John Cale
  • "Not Alone / Lo Levad" - Ethnix
  • "Words" - Doves
  • "Friends and Enemies" - Biffy Clyro
  • "Reckless" - Gladhands
  • "Please Disregard" - Feel
  • "6th Generation Company" - Wild Roses
  • "Ghost Of The Rails" - The Goddamn Gallows
  • "Sparks Of The Tempest" - Kansas
  • "Darkest Before The Dawn" - The Samples
  • "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (Extended Mix)" - The Pogues
Aug 23, 2016

This episode is all people we've never played on the show before, to my amazement. I've done 60+ shows! How have some of these people never been on? Any way, they're on now. Stuff from Denmark, Japan, Sweden and more. Jazz fusion, prog/funk and a bunch more.

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Setlist:

  • "Army's On Ecstasy" - Oysterhead
  • "Light Up The Sky" - Yellowcard
  • "Bentley's Gonna Sort You Out" - Bentley Rhythm Ace
  • "Transcendental Suicide" - The Soundtrack Of Our Lives
  • "Until The Next Time" - Dramarama
  • "Ending Story??" - ONE OK ROCK
  • "Save Yourself" - Sense Field
  • "Chinaberry Tree" - Mew
  • "36D" - The Beautiful South
  • "Spiral" - ANARCHY
  • "Momma Sed" - Puscifer
  • "Dawn" - Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • "No Place Feels Like Home" - Midtown
Aug 19, 2016

The artificial intelligence inside my computer seems to be giving me trouble lately. They're fighting with me throughout this show. So if it's a little weird, I can offer no sympathy for the robot devil.

 

But it's still fun, nonetheless.

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Setlist:

  • "Come Alive" - Daniel Ash
  • "Space Boss" - T. Rex
  • "Chrome Temple" - Apprentice Destroyer
  • "Animal Day" - Wall Of Voodoo
  • "Friendship Update" - The Go! Team
  • "Nannou" - Aphex Twin
  • "God Send Us A Signal" - Hammock
  • "Jerry Weintraub" - Waldeck
  • "Out Come The Freaks" - Was (Not Was)
  • "ぶっちゃけ" - Kohh
  • "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (The Temple Bar Remix)" - U2
  • "Stay Up" - New Diplomat
  • "Memories Can't Wait" - Talking Heads
  • "Crack In A Paper Cup" - The Red-Sided Garter Snakes
Aug 16, 2016

The challenge? Put together an imaginary soundtrack. This one's for a revenge thriller. Introduce our protagonist. Show the good things in their life. Take those good things away from them. Tell them who's responsible. Unleash.

 

There's a healthy dollop of blues rock, a bit of techno, some mid section melancholy, a high tempo action scene and some closing credits music. Music from Iceland, Japan, France, Germany, lots of stuff from England...

 

Have fun, kids. I'll see you on Friday.

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Setlist:

  • "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?" - The Clash
  • "Tied Up" - Rival Sons
  • "Texas Flood" - Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble
  • "The Devil Takes Care Of His Own" - Band Of Skulls
  • "Definitive Beat" - Mirwais
  • "No Good" - Kaleo
  • "How You Like Me Now" - The Heavy
  • "Act IV" - Roddy Woomble
  • "Plastic Figures" - Kuersche & Members of Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Never Let Me Go" - Florence + The Machine
  • "Permanent Waves" - The Kinks
  • "Death On The Stairs" - The Libertines
  • "You've Been Spiked" - Chris Joss
  • "I Remember You" - Skid Row
  • "Skull Collector" - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
Aug 12, 2016

Some new stuff from a post-punk pioneer. Some R&B from Japan. Acoustic prog-metal. Actual prog-metal. And a band that desperately wants to be AC/DC, and isn't half-bad at it...

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Setlist:

  • "Welcome Home" - Coheed and Cambria
  • "Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast" - Airbourne
  • "10 Years Of Service" - Dropkick Murphys
  • "Girl Friend" - 米倉利紀
  • "I'm Not A Model" - Russell Simins
  • "Fake Your Own Life" - Adam Freeland
  • "Rivers Of Dub" - Asian Dub Foundation
  • "Buffalo" - Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
  • "The Hollow (acoustic)" - A Perfect Circle
  • "Re-Invent Your Second Wheel" - Wire
  • "Dakota" - Stereophonics
  • "Voices" - Dario G
Aug 10, 2016

Random? Sure. That's our M.O.

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Setlist:

  • "Prophets Of Rage" - Prophets Of Rage
  • "Silver Rocket" - Sonic Youth
  • "Traced Back" - Tang Dynasty
  • "No Sleep" - Twin Atlantic
  • "The Arena" - Lindsey Stirling
  • "Sunburn" - Muse
  • "Dry The Rain" - The Beta Band
  • "Alright Now" - Wingenfelder (Kai)
  • "Mission Accomplished" - Tricky
  • "What It Is" - M-Flo
  • "Moon Sammy" - Soul Coughing
  • "Right Place, Wrong Time" - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
  • "Pretzel Logic" - Steely Dan
  • "Shallow Thunder" - Rollerskate Skinny
  • "P.S." - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
Aug 5, 2016

Back to our usual mishmash of music from around the world, across a bunch of genres and a ton of countries. This show's got music from Siberia, Indonesia, Germany, Denmark, Japan and more. Enjoy the ride.

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Setlist:

  • "Slice Of Life (ft. John Fryer)" - Daniel Ash
  • "No More Love" - God Lives Underwater
  • "Chaos" - Mute Math
  • "煌めく人" -B'z
  • "200 Lbs. Of Pure Love" - The Red Elvises
  • "Super Moon" - Slank
  • "Around My World In 80 Days" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Vamp" - Trentemøller
  • "Christiansands" - Tricky
  • "Big Dipper" - Cracker
  • "Your Wildest Dreams" - The Moody Blues
  • "Wild Thing" - The Troggs
  • "Drown" - The Smashing Pumpkins
Aug 3, 2016

Okay, okay. OKAY. I'm gonna do it. I did it. It's done. I'm settling the argument about what is and is not "post punk" and "post punk revival" in the episode of the show in which I swear the most (you've been warned - SWEARING AHEAD), because I'm sick and tired of lazy music critics being unable to discern between post-punk and garage rock (or even basic punk rock).

 

By the end of this show, you should be able to recognize key elements of the post-punk scene, and understand where it came from, where it vanished into (hint: goth-rock/new-wave) and what made it come back.

 

It's a big show, but you only get one scene show a month, so I should make them count...

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Setlist:

  • "Public Image" - Public Image Ltd.
  • "Pink Flag" - Wire
  • "Shadowplay" - Joy Division
  • "Hong Kong Garden" - Siouxsie & The Banshees
  • "A Forest" - The Cure
  • "The Electric Co." - U2
  • "Blister In The Sun" - Violent Femmes
  • "Burning Down The House" - Talking Heads
  • "Modern Dance" - Pere Ubu
  • "No Tears" - Tuxedomoon
  • "Party Fears Two" - Associates
  • "That's When I Reach For My Revolver" - Mission Of Burma
  • "Making Plans For Nigel" - XTC
  • "No Rest" - New Model Army
  • "Down On Me" - The Jesus & Mary Chain
  • "Rock Lobster" - The B-52's
  • "Passing Strangers" - Ultravox
  • "Don't You (Forget About Me)" - Simple Minds
  • "Strangelove" - Depeche Mode
  • "Freedom Of Choice" - Devo
  • "Age of Consent" - New Order
  • "All That Money Wants" - The Psychedelic Furs
  • "E=MC2" - Big Audio Dynamite
  • "The Killing Moon (John Peel Session)" - Echo & The Bunnymen
  • "St. Vitus Dance" - Bauhaus
  • "Perfume Garden" - The Chameleons
  • "Treason" - The Teardrop Explodes
  • "Damaged Goods" - Gang Of Four
  • "Mr. Brightside" - The Killers
  • "Reptilia" - The Strokes
  • "Take Me Out" - Franz Ferdinand
  • "Obstacle 2" - Interpol
  • "Maps" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • "Time To Get Away" - LCD Soundsystem
  • "Love Burns" - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" - Arctic Monkeys
  • "Banquet" - Bloc Party
  • "Sex On Fire" - Kings of Leon
Jul 29, 2016

It's a show full of fun and party and swing and gas. A decent amount of stuff from Japan in this one, but also music from Germany, Ireland, England, Scotland, France and that most romantic of locations, New Jersey.

 

Bring it, kids.

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Setlist:

  • "The Gold Song" - The Bouncing Souls
  • "Step It Up" - Kuersche
  • "Italian Leather Sofa" - Cake
  • "Optical" - Chris Joss
  • "Know Your Rights" - LAMA
  • "Wolves / Crows" - Kitchens Of Distinction
  • "Crazy" - Kano
  • "Angel Flavor's Present" - Yu Miyake
  • "Dirty Exploding Sonic Dogfight" - The Wounded Knees
  • "Nothing I Can Do About It" - Idlewild
  • "In The Chaos" - 遠藤正明
  • "Doomsday" - Transplants
  • "Better This Way" - The Early November
Jul 26, 2016

Welcome to our first midweek show. This one's a little light on me talking, because it's an hour of tunes I might spin if I were DJ'ing a club. But you know me, I gotta be me...

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Setlist:

  • "(We) Belong To Electro" - aM [aem]
  • "GDMFSOB (UNKLE Uncensored)" - DJ Shadow ft. Roots Manuva
  • "The Unbreakable" - BT
  • "Time Is Running Out" - Apollo 400
  • "We Are Rockstars" - Does It Offend You, Yeah?
  • "Sandstorm Calling" - Andy Hunter
  • "I Need Air" - Magnetic Man ft. Angela Hunte
  • "The Big Jump" - The Chemical Brothers
  • "Crimson Phoenix" - Atlas Plug
  • "Evil Beauty" - Blackmill
  • "Forever" - VHS Or Beta
  • "End Of Line" - Daft Punk
Jul 22, 2016

Hey folks, welcome to Year Two. As per my comments last week, this show is smaller, clocking in at a little more than an hour, but there will be another show on Monday or Tuesday, and then back again on Friday. That's right, twice a week, with bundles of energy and joy to keep you excited.

 

All that said, let's get this show on the road!

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Setlist:

  • "Pockets" - Powderfinger
  • "Doomed" - Bring Me The Horizon
  • "There (feat. Spra)" - On Or About
  • "Riot On Broadway" - The Living End
  • "Break Into The Light Yakusoku No Boushi" - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
  • "The Struggle" - Lucky Boys Confusion
  • "Electric Indigo" - The Paper Kites
  • "Kashmir Song" - Lagori
  • "Fake Empire" - The National
  • "Are You Nervous?" - Rock Kills Kid
  • "Illness Illusion" - Gackt
  • "Date With IKEA" - Pavement
  • "Slave To The Traffic Light" - Phish
Jul 15, 2016

For #52, I wanted to do a best-of for our first year, and highlight many of my favorites that I've played throughout the last twelve months with a double-cherry picked primo tip-top show, that features music from England, Japan, Turkey, Taiwan, Russia, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, France, Greece, Israel, Argentina, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Scotland, Serbia and that most foreign of locales, Nebraska.

 

This show is also a big boy XXL sized show, so get comfortable. Also, keep in mind, near the end of the show, I talk a bit about the changes we're going to go through for Year Two, and what that means to all of you. (TL;DR - Find more listeners.)

 

It's been a blast, and hopefully I'll see you guys again.

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Setlist:

  • "Ring (feat. Willem Dafoe)" - Mint Royale
  • "Playstar Vista" - Supercar
  • "Gasoline" - Halsey
  • "Dort" - KES
  • "Sinner Man (feat. Tom Meighan)" - Idris Elba
  • "Blue Storm" - Jay Chou
  • "Bop (Re-Mastered)" - Psiheya
  • "Really Happen" - Blasted Mechanism
  • "Hey Cowboy" - Wingenfelder
  • "New Chemical" - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • "Load Your Gunzzz" - The Goddamn Gallows
  • "RED" - B'z
  • "I Gotsta Get Paid" - ZZ Top
  • "Elettrica" - Litfiba
  • "New Day" - Threadstone
  • "The Champion (feat. MC Frontalot)" - Mike Doughty
  • "Виражи" - Centr
  • "Be Brave" - Akira The Don
  • "Thé à la menthe" - La Caution
  • "Mikro Agori" - Stereo Nova
  • "Shirat Hastiker (Sticker Song)" - Hadag Nahash
  • "In The Rain" - Hime
  • "Kasik Havasi" - Replikas
  • "The Sheep" - Subwave
  • "Fever" - Dragon Ash
  • "Redshift" - Enter Shikari
  • "Fue" - Soda Stereo
  • "Cuts You Up" - Peter Murphy
  • "Stringer" - The Jaguar Club
  • "ความรัก" - Bodyslam
  • "Swamp Thing" - The Chameleons UK
  • "Public Transportation" - Satchel Grande
  • "Revolusi Cinta" - Slank
  • "Rudra" - Agam
  • "Wolves Of Winter" - Biffy Clyro
  • "The Mountain Will Fall" - DJ Shadow
  • "Lay Your Hands On Me" - Boom Boom Satellites
  • "Open Your Eyes" - School of Seven Bells
  • "1000 Godina" - Partibrejkers
  • "Thunder Clatter" - Wild Cub
  • "30 (It's Not Easy)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Beautiful Thing" - The Stone Roses
Jul 8, 2016

Lots of countries, lots of fun tunes, lots of strange combinations, but it should all be things you enjoy, or at least enjoy being exposed to. There's Canadian psychobilly, Australian political rock, Midwestern funk, French acid-house, Moroccan dub, Taiwanese rubber soul, and blasts from the past that ought to tickle and delight.

Go find a new person today to get to subscribe to the podcast. Even if you need to grab someone random on the street, or go print out a poster with the site's address and tape it to a telephone pole or a streetlight. More listeners means more shows! As President Obama said, "If a farmboy from Tatooine can save the galaxy, you can too."

Next week, big big show to celebrate one year of me doing this nonsense. Be here or be a [REDACTED].

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Setlist:

  • "The Heart Of The Sea" - Flogging Molly
  • "Nbrik" - Aisha Kandisha's Jarring Effects
  • "Choose Life" - PF Project ft. Ewan McGregor
  • "Obama Mic Drop (1999)" - The Gregory Brothers
  • "Pedrophilia" - Busy P
  • "Depth Charge" - DJ Shadow
  • "Silver Screen Shower Scene" - Felix da Housecat
  • "Acidic" - Holy Fuck
  • "Ringfinger" - Nine Inch Nails
  • "Joint" - 川田まみ
  • "Fat Bottomed Girls" - Queen
  • "I Want To Touch You" - Catherine Wheel
  • "Ojo Animal" - Pappo
  • "Herstory Of Glory" - Do Make Say Think
  • "Drifting" - Jay Chou
  • "Stay" - Shakespear's Sister
  • "Darbari" - Lagori
  • "Oyster" - Jawbreaker
  • "Demon Lover" - The Creepshow
  • "Bored To Death" - Blink-182
  • "One Night Stand" - The Rifles
  • "All I Need Is A Miracle '96" - Mike & The Mechanics
  • "Plug Me In" - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  • "Go Down Gamblin'" - Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • "Blue Sky Mine" - Midnight Oil
  • "I Get It From You" - Satchel Grande
  • "Trapped Today, Trapped Tomorrow" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Close To Home" - The Get Up Kids
Jul 1, 2016

Fifty episodes in! Seems like I'm doing a lot of these things, huh? Oh well, it's another mishmash show full of loads of fun things. I don't talk as much this week, simply because I've been stellarly busy with a bunch of other projects, but there's still tons of awesome music for you to go and listen to.

Bring a friend! Pack a lunch! Stay for the day!

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Setlist:

  • "Don't Save Us From The Flames" - M83
  • "Kool Thing" - Sonic Youth
  • "Livin' In A Bitch Of A World" - 7Horse
  • "No One Can Be That Stupid" - Too Much Joy
  • "Ambar" - Raghu Dixit
  • "Love And Loss" - Jayson Belt
  • "Feelin' Alright?" - Traffic
  • "Silver Bullets" - The Chills
  • "Kiss The Judas" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "The Way I Tend To Be" - Frank Turner
  • "Asleep On The Motorway" - Jesus Jones
  • "Tom Courtnenay" - Yo La Tengo
  • "Réalité" - Ulan Bator
  • "Fu - Yu" - DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo
  • "Sun Touch" - Herbie Hancock
  • "Crazy" - The Afghan Whigs
  • "Kenya" - Weebl's Stuff
  • "Outsiders" - Suede
  • "Change" - Asian Dub Foundation
  • "Бизнес" - Centr
  • "Prism" - m-flo
  • "Nosebleeder Turbo TV" - Pop Will Eat Itself
  • "Teske boje" - Goran Bare & Majke
  • "Beautiful Thing" - The Stone Roses
  • "Dim" - dada
  • "I Am The Message" - Fightstar
  • "The Staunton Lick" - Lemon Jelly
Jun 24, 2016

Oh! Hey there. It's the Starlight Society, innit? This week, we play a bunch of music from a bunch of countries and have a grand old time, and in no way did I just remember that we were doing a show when someone pointed a microphone in my face....

As always, I recommend not reading the setlist until you've heard the show. You'll only spoil your surprises. Also, go out and make new people listen to the show. We need more fresh blood. And to my new listener in Bulgaria who seems to be listening to most of the shows, welcome! No idea how you found us, but go get some friends to listen!

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Setlist:

  • "Nostalgia" - The Chameleons
  • "Compliment" - 208 Talks Of Angels
  • "38 Years Old" - The Tragically Hip
  • "Set Adrift On Memory Bliss" - P.M. Dawn
  • "Shinjitsu no Koi" - 2814
  • "Where Does the Past End and the Present Begin?" - Ian O'Brien
  • "Invisible" - Colin Hay
  • "The Only Way" - Brad
  • "Horn OK Please" - Sukhwinder Singh, Yo Yo Honey Singh & Anoushka Manchanda
  • "A Solid Bond In Your Heart" - The Style Council
  • "Daydream" - Judy and Mary
  • "The Last Garrison" - Enter Shikari
  • "Bloodhounds" - All Them Witches
  • "Watch Your Back" - Dizzee Rascal
  • "A Legitimate Business Man" - Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist, Oh No & DJ Shadow
  • "Fly, Gundam!" - Andrew W.K.
  • "Pretty Paracetamol" - Fischer-Z
  • "Variety Speak" - The Animaniacs
  • "Road Rats" - Alice Cooper
  • "Burn" - endive
  • "Auto-Tune the News #8- dragons. geese. Michael Vick. (ft. T-Pain)" - The Gregory Brothers
  • "Breakdown" - Tantric
  • "Sorpresa de Shanghai" - Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota
  • "Unsteady" - Kill Creek
  • "Nothing But Love" - James
  • "The Fire Down Below" - Slaves (US)
  • "Turn It Up (Remix)/Fire It Up" - Busta Rhymes
  • אתניקס - צ'ארלי
  • "Last Defense" - Year Of The Rabbit
  • "Cry Little Sister" - G Tom Mac
  • "Wild One" - Thin Lizzy
  • "Last Song" - The Smashing Pumpkins
Jun 17, 2016

In the early 1990s, England had a series of reactions to the grunge and shoegaze movements, the biggest of which was a desire to return to the classic rock stylings of the 60s and 70s. This spawned the movement known as BritPop, whose heyday ran from 1991 until 1997 or so.

Over the next three hours, I'll walk you through some of the key moments in BritPop, play you some of the biggest tunes, introduce you to a bunch of "also-rans" and talk about what ended up causing BritPop's decline (Spoiler: mostly BritPop itself).

 

It's a fun show, a "best of BritPop" if you will, full of lots of bright and bouncy songs, plus a whole lot of England.

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Setlist:

  • "Common People" - Pulp
  • "Animal Nitrate" - Suede
  • "Popscene" - Blur
  • "Wonderwall" - Oasis
  • "Come Together" - The Beatles
  • "Live Life" - The Kinks
  • "Girlfriend In A Coma" - The Smiths
  • "The Drowners" - Suede
  • "Parklife" - Blur
  • "Lipgloss" - Pulp
  • "Rock'n'Roll Star" - Oasis
  • "Caught By The Fuzz" - Supergrass
  • "Daydreamer" - Menswear
  • "Wide Open Space" - Mansun
  • "Connection" - Elastica
  • "Wake Up Boo!" - The Boo Radleys
  • "The Life Of Riley" - The Lightning Seeds
  • "Going For Gold" - Shed Seven
  • "Slight Return (John Peel Session 1994)" - The Bluetones
  • "Changingman" - Paul Weller
  • "The Riverboat Song" - Ocean Colour Scene
  • "One To Another" - The Charlatans
  • "Ladykillers" - Lush
  • "Sonnet" - The Verve
  • "A Design For Life" - Manic Street Preachers
  • "Girl From Mars" - Ash
  • "Female Of The Species" - Space
  • "I'm So Lonely" - Cast
  • "Miss Trudy" - Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
  • "You're Gorgeous" - Babybird
  • "Songs Of Love" - The Divine Comedy
  • "Come Back To What You Know" - Embrace
  • "A Girl Like You" - Edwyn Collins
  • "Waking Up" - Elastica
  • "Atom" - Echobelly
  • "Road Rage" - Catatonia
  • "What Do I Do Now?" - Sleeper
  • "Don't Go Away" - Oasis
  • "Bittersweet Symphony" - The Verve
  • "Song 2" - Blur
  • "Karma Police" - Radiohead
  • "The Shock Of The Lightning" - Oasis
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