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

Mar 11, 2016

This week's going to run a little long, but it's because my heart's too big for our usual 2 hour show. Fury In The Slaughterhouse have a new song out in the world, and will be celebrating their 30th anniversary at a concert in Hannover next year, which I am very much considering flying around the world for, even with money as tight as it is.

On this week's show, in addition to Greek hip hop, Argentinian blues rock, Japanese hiphop, French pop, Brazilian techno, Russian alternative and Japanese post-rock (plus our usual heady concoction of music dating back to the 1960s), we talk about musicians losing their hearing and what it means to love something so much you have trouble talking.

It's a bit emotional of a show for me, but I hope you'll understand and indulge me. I tell a fun story about how much technology has changed our love for music, but only in the good way.

As always, if you're interested in supporting the show (or my trying to get to see my favorite band in the world live again), you can help out at and we thank you, but you're also welcome to just subscribe to the show (via iTunes or whatever podcast subscription device you happen to be using on your phone or computer) and I hope you love this show just even half as much as I love making it.

As Big Chris says in "Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels" - "It's been emotional."



  • "Hibernation" - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  • "Collect Yourself" - Idlewild
  • "Zeroes And Ones" - Jesus Jones
  • "Melancholy" - Dragon Ash
  • "Sinner Man (feat. Tom Meighan)" - Idris Elba
  • "Hey Blondie" - Amon Tobin
  • "A Time And A Place" - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • "Doubt" - Stereolab
  • "Run" - Collective Soul
  • "The Village Green Preservation Society" - The Kinks
  • "Песня на одном аккорде" - Splean
  • "Big In Japan" - Tom Waits
  • "C" - Toe
  • "Nun Fight (live)" - Paul & Storm
  • "Thunderstruck" - AC/DC
  • "Wild Sex (In The Working Class)" - Oingo Boingo
  • "Susanita" - Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota
  • "The Car That Drives Itself" - Mike Skinner
  • "John The Fisherman" - Primus
  • "Mikro Agori" - Stereo Nova
  • "Ashes To Ashes" - Faith No More
  • "Rain" - The Beatles
  • "Young At Heart" - William Tell
  • "Come Home (Flood Mix)" - James
  • "30 (It's Not Easy)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Paradies" - Wingenfelder:Wingenfelder
  • "Glad You Know It Now" - Wingenfelder
Mar 4, 2016

Hey folks - this week we're all over the place with stuff from Italy, Portugal, Japan, Germany, China, Iceland and more. We play stuff that's psy-trance, stuff that's experimental jazz, classic rock, cutup sound collages and whatever else I happened to be feeling at the time of the show.  Strap in for your weekly 2 hour ride.

Again, for those of you who are interested in helping to defray the costs of the show, we have a Patreon set up now, where you can chip in a few bucks every month. And for anyone curious, you can now go back and actually set the setlist for show one in the post for that podcast. Because, reasons.

The bit of Stone Roses news I rumored was going around when I was recording this podcast? Looks like it's bupkis. Oh well. A fella can continue to dream.

Your hero of the day is Val Kilmer. Let's rock.



  • "Forever" - The Charlatans UK
  • "Blasted Empire (Featuring DJ Nelassassin)" - Blasted Mechanism
  • "Special Edit Radio Mix - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - Negativland
  • "This Is Ponderous" - 2NU
  • "Trouble Man" - Marvin Gaye
  • "Where Dry Desert Ends" - Food
  • "Che Bella Carovana" - Marco Iacampo
  • "London Rain (Nothing Heals Me Like You Do)" - Heather Nova
  • "If All Else Fails" - Matchbook Romance
  • "Girlfriend" - July For Kings
  • "Slow Motion" - Acid Black Cherry
  • "Let's Get Fucked Up And Die" - Motion City Soundtrack
  • "The Rescue Blues" - Ryan Adams
  • "...Slowdance On The Inside" - Taking Back Sunday
  • "Black Mountain Side" - Led Zeppelin
  • "Untitled 3" - Sigur Rós
  • "Touched" - Vast
  • "My Melody" - Paranormal Attack
  • "Kodo (Inside The Sun Remix)" - Yoshida Brothers
  • "I Like The Way You Werk It (Live)" - Information Society
  • "衝開一切" - Beyond
  • "Readers & Writers" - Idlewild
  • "Bill Gates" - Kuersche
  • "Have A Nice Day" - Stereophonics
  • "Where Did You Go?" - Bird By Bird
Feb 26, 2016

This week's show is a scene show about the evolution of rockabilly into psychobilly and how psychobilly turned into a whole bunch of things, including gothabilly, voodoobilly, hellbilly and more. As with all scene shows, I play some foundation songs and then walk you up the timeline while letting you hear the evolution, as well as all the ingredients in the pot. We also dabble in what offshoots are slightly off to the sides, such as southern rock and alternative country, in our longest and most tune-packed scene show ever, clocking in just under 3 hours long. If you've ever been curious about the history of that double bass, horror show influenced blend of rock and roll known as psychobilly, this episode should give you plenty of places to start your own exploration.


For those of you who want to help out the show, you're more than welcome to - I've set up a Patreon for those of you who want to pitch a little in to ease the costs of the show. Every little bit helps. You can find it at


Oh, and for the curious, I think the mixed in audio samples (most, but not all, of which are of my own choosing/blend) will probably remain a thing in the shows moving forward. The show's my own thing, which means I want to keep myself as entertained making it as hopefully it is for you listening to it, so I'll make sure they don't overwhelm the show, but I suspect you'd better learn to love them, 'cause they're not going anywhere.




  • "Great Balls Of Fire" - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • "Jailhouse Rock" - Elvis Presley
  • "Misirlou" - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
  • "High School Confidential" - Hasil Adkins
  • "Rockabilly Rules" - Stray Cats
  • "I Put A Spell On You" - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  • "Hollywood Babylon" - The Misfits
  • "I Was A Teenage Werewolf" - The Cramps
  • "Wreckin' Crew" - The Meteors
  • "Preaching The Blues" - Gun Club
  • "Can't Take The Pressure" - Guana Batz
  • "Rock This Planet" - Batmobile
  • "Frenzied Beat" - Demented Are Go
  • "Die Too Young" - The Quakes
  • "Go Go Harlem Baby" - Flat Duo Jets
  • "New Born Son Of Satan" - Nekromantix
  • "Sex, Love, Blood'n'Death" - Mad Sin
  • "You Don't Want To Know Me" - Deadbolt
  • "Devil Child" - Zombie Ghost Train
  • "Les Comentes De La Krypt" - Kryptonix
  • "2,3,4' (Tokyo Party Animal)" - Battle of Ninjamanz
  • "Cannibal Holocaust" - Os Catalepticos
  • "The Devil's Chasing Me" - The Reverend Horton Heat
  • "Bloody Mary" - The Living End
  • "Never Die" - Tiger Army
  • "You Better Run" - Godless Wicked Creeps
  • "I Ain't Gonna Piss In No Jar" - Mojo Nixon
  • "Man Alone" - The Phenomenauts
  • "Bent" - The Hangmen (US)
  • "Story Of My Life" - Social Distortion
  • "White Trash" - Southern Culture On The Skids
  • "High Tonight" - Supersuckers
  • "Wrong Side Of A Gun" - Nashville Pussy
  • "Hellbilly Joker" - Hank Williams III
  • "Venice, USA" - Red Elvises
  • "Rum Brave" - Murder By Death
  • "Save Yourself" - The Goddamn Gallows
  • "Sinners & Saints" - The Creepshow
  • "Dotted With Hearts" - HorrorPops
  • "Ride Harley" - Devils Brigade
  • "Hard Luck" - The Chop Tops
  • "Surfing In Siberia" - The Red Elvises
  • "Forever Fades Away" - Tiger Army
  • "We Want More" - The Living End
Feb 19, 2016

This week's show is a little longer. They'll all be a little longer moving forward. Does anyone read these messages? Have my captors stopped paying attention to the notes? If so, send help, maybe in a file in a cake or something, and I can escape these bonds. For everyone else, this should be a fun show, full of music from a bunch of different countries and includes things like prog-metal, Turkish post-hardcore, Japanese ska, classic funk, Russian hip-hop, Portuguese groove rock, German classic rock, Indian prog-rock, Israeli trip-hop/pop-rock, fratboy metal-meets-hip-hop and even more.

Strap in, folks. You're in for a ride.



  • "This Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way)" - DJ Shadow
  • "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" - Wang Chung
  • "Always" - BT
  • "The Mountain" - Gunship
  • "Nothing Is Impossible" - Blasted Mechanism
  • "Fall Down" - Toad The Wet Sprocket
  • "Godzilla" - Blue Öyster Cult
  • "Over The Horizon" - Agam
  • "Oblivion" - The Winery Dogs
  • "Buck Rogers" - Feeder
  • "Nevroz" - KES
  • "Never Said" - Liz Phair
  • "Twinkle Star Tayorino Hoshi" - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
  • "Land Of Confusion" - Genesis
  • "September" - Earth Wind & Fire
  • "Africa" - Ethnix
  • "Precious" - Depeche Mode
  • "You and I Will Never See Things Eye To Eye" - Kingmaker
  • "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" - Poison
  • "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin' Ta F' Wit" - Wu-Tang Clan
  • "Нюни-2" - Centr
  • "Mope" - The Bloodhound Gang
  • "Time" - Little Red Riding Hood
  • "I Met A Girl" - Wheat
  • "Rites Of Passage" - Third Eye Blind
Feb 12, 2016

Remember the show I did with all long songs? You know how easy that setlist was to type up? Clearly, I needed to punish myself for being so lazy, so welcome to the incredibly short, short songs show, in which every track clocks in under 3 minutes, and I get to type in the set list from hell. I also tell a story in how one of my best friends growing up, his little brother would go on to become a big rock guitarist named Denver Dalley. Have fun!



  • "The Movie" - The Doors
  • "Byakuya" - Dragon Ash
  • "Elizabeth My Dear" - The Stone Roses
  • "Ain't No Telling" - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • "Golden Paracutes" - Desaparecidos
  • "Pissant" - Smashing Pumpkins
  • "Eclipse" - Pink Floyd
  • "Pork Soda" - Primus
  • "Magick" - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
  • "Minimum Wage" - They Might Be Giants
  • "The Circle" - B'z
  • "Dark Star" - Grateful Dead
  • "Mercury Summer" - Fightstar
  • "If You Go / Im Telech" - The Idan Raichel Project
  • "Ideal Woman" - William Shatner
  • "Orgasm Addict" - The Buzzcocks
  • "Mrs. Now" - Too Much Joy
  • "What She Wants" - Satchel Grande
  • "I'm Henry the VIII, I Am" - Herman's Hermits
  • "Die Eier Von Satan" - Tool
  • "Immigrant Song" - Led Zeppelin
  • "The Blue Channel" - Taking Back Sunday
  • "You've Got A Bad Case Of The Religions" - Funeral For A Friend
  • "Ruby Soho" - Rancid
  • "Your New Aesthetic" - Jimmy Eat World
  • "The Great Test" - Hundred Reasons
  • "Bird" - The Charlatans
  • "Always And Always" - The Brilliant Green
  • "Wouldn't It Be Nice" - The Beach Boys
  • "How You Like Me Now?" - m-flo
  • "If You Want Blood" - Mark Kozelek
  • "Bar De Boulistes" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "October" - U2
  • "Með Blóðnasir" - Sigur Ros
  • "You" - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  • "Anything" - Third Eye Blind
  • "Frequency" - The Jesus & Mary Chain
  • "San Dimas High School Football Rules" - The Ataris
Feb 5, 2016

As I've said for a while, this show is one grand experiment for me, so we're going to try shifting days - the show's are recorded on Thursday and will go up on Friday's now, so they're more current and up-to-date. That means expect no new show on Monday, because the new show is today, and next Friday.

This week's show is a banger, a loud clang-a-rang of music that is best intended for a raucous Friday night, and I tell some stories about more of where the idea of the show came from.

Play it loud, play it proud, tell all your friends.



  • "Hey Cowboy" - Wingenfelder
  • "Crocodiles" - Echo & The Bunnymen
  • "The Urn" - All Them Witches
  • "Driving South" - The Stone Roses
  • "Boys Don't Cry (John Peel Sessions - 12/4/78)" - The Cure
  • "Meth Lab Zoso Sticker" - 7Horse
  • "It's Showtime!!" - B'z
  • "Whole Lotta Love" - Led Zeppelin
  • "Busting Up A Starbucks" - Mike Doughty
  • "Come To Daddy (Pappy Mix Version)" - Aphex Twin
  • "Nemesis" - VNV Nation
  • "Pacific Coast Highway" - Kavinsky
  • "Saeed" - Infected Mushroom
  • "Feel Like Makin' Love" - Bad Company
  • "Evil Dance" - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • "Happy Song" - Bring Me The Horizon
  • "Fuck You" - Cee Lo Green
  • Closing thoughts
Feb 1, 2016

Been curious about all the of the various musical subgenres out there? Well, this particular episode doesn't cover them all, but it sure covers a lot of them. Don't know your Britpop from your acid rock, or your prog rock from your cowpunk? Heard the term 'Psychobilly' before and wondered what the hell that sounded like? This'll do you. From this show, we'll be taking requests as to what the next scene show we should be doing is. Enjoy!

Also, I have the subgenre the track is after the band name in the setlist, for your convenience.



  • "I Am The Walrus" - The Beatles - Psychedelic Rock
  • "Are You Experienced?" - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Acid rock
  • "Nights In White Satin" - The Moody Blues - Symphonic Rock
  • "In The Court Of The Crimson King" - King Crimson - Progressive Rock
  • "Bike" - Pink Floyd - Art Rock
  • "Vitamin C" - Can - Krautrock
  • "Jean Genie" - David Bowie - Glam
  • "La Grange" - ZZTop - Blues Rock
  • "Sweet Home Alabama" - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Southern Rock
  • "Born to Run" - Bruce Springsteen - Heartland Rock
  • "Surrender" - Cheap Trick - Power pop
  • "Jungle Boogie" - Kool & The Gang - Funk
  • "Anarchy In the UK" - The Sex Pistols - Punk
  • "A Message To You, Rudy" - The Specials - Ska
  • "Back In Black" - AC/DC - Hard rock
  • "Hungry Like The Wolf" - Duran Duran - New Wave
  • "So. Central Rain" - R.E.M. - Jangle pop
  • "West End Girls" - Pet Shop Boys - Alternative dance
  • "Look Back And Laugh" - Minor Threat - Hardcore
  • "It's Tricky" - Run D.M.C. - Hiphop
  • "Headhunter" - Front 242 - Industrial
  • "Gun" - Uncle Tupelo - Cowpunk
  • "Lithium" - Nirvana - Grunge
  • "Champagne Supernova" - Oasis - Britpop
  • "Psychobilly Freakout" - Rev. Horton Heat - Psychobilly
  • "Talking 'Bout The Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everybody Wants To Live Forever)"  - The Flaming Lips - Neo-psychedlia
  • "Seven" - Sunny Day Real Estate - Emo
  • "When I Come Around" - Green Day - Pop punk
  • "Sure Shot" - Polvo - Math rock
  • "Grace Cathedral Park" - Red House Painters - Slowcore
  • "Christmas Song" - Mogwai - Postrock
  • "Moments Faded" - Funeral For A Friend - Posthardcore
  • "Go With The Flow" - Queens Of The Stone Age - Stoner rock
  • "Girl Anachronism" - Dresden Dolls - Dark cabaret
  • "Leave Home" - Chemical Brothers - Big beat
  • "We Can Make The World Stop" - The Glitch Mob - Glitchhop
Jan 25, 2016

Cold winter days can be difficult for any of us, and I'm no different. I have good days and bad days like everyone else. I recorded last week during a rough patch, so the show is music designed to help you keep moving forward. Don't worry - you'll get there.



  • "Motorcycle Drive By" - Third Eye Blind
  • "The Last Days Of A Tragic Allegory" - Saxon Shore
  • "Torch Singer" - Buffalo Tom
  • "New York Minute (Live)" - The Eagles
  • "Don't Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream)" - Tower Of Power
  • "And All That Could Have Been" - Nine Inch Nails
  • "Things You Said (Live)" - Depeche Mode
  • "Duude Bloome (Unplugged Version)" - BAP
  • "Perfect Day" - Lou Reed
  • "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" - U2
  • "Road To Nowhere" - Talking Heads
  • "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" - John Lennon
  • "I Will Survive" - Cake
  • "Protection" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Classical Machines (Iain Cook Aereogramme Remix)" - Biffy Clyro
  • "静かな日々の階段を" - Dragon Ash
  • "P.S. You Rock My World" - Eels
Jan 18, 2016

A little more than a week ago, one of the most prolific and important people in music passed away, David Bowie. For most of last week, I don't think I went a day without someone asking me "Where do you START in listening to David Bowie?"

Well, this show should provide you a good overview of the highlights of David Bowie's career. I can't cover everything, but I will do my best to give you a high-level view of the various phases of Bowie's career, and expose you to some of his best works. Everything other than my voice and my intro theme on this show was either written, co-written or performed by David Bowie.

I used cover versions in a number of instances, so you could hear the multitude of people who have covered this man's fantastic tunes of the years. I talk about the things he did for other people, like Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Mott the Hoople and more.

He went through so many identities and wrote songs for so many people. This isn't meant to cover all of the best of Bowie - I didn't have the time for that - but it should give you an idea of the biggest touchstones in the man's 50 year career. I hope you'll enjoy the episode, and I hope it'll encourage you to explore a bunch more of the magic that was David Bowie. We miss you, Ziggy...



  • "Space Oddity" - David Bowie
  • "The Man Who Sold The World" - Nirvana
  • "Life On Mars?" - David Bowie
  • "Moonage Daydream" - David Bowie
  • "All The Young Dudes" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Diamond Dogs" - Beck
  • "Fame" - David Bowie
  • "Sound And Vision" - David Bowie
  • "Heroes" - Peter Gabriel
  • "Ashes To Ashes" - Tears For Fears
  • "Under Pressure" - David Bowie & Queen
  • "Let's Dance" - David Bowie
  • "Under The God" - Tin Machine
  • "Buddha Of Suburbia" - David Bowie (feat. Lenny Kravitz)
  • "I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday" - David Bowie
  • "The Heart's Filthy Lesson" - David Bowie
  • "I'm Afraid Of Americans (Nine Inch Nails remix)" - David Bowie
  • "Never Get Old" - David Bowie
  • "Where Are We Now?" - David Bowie
  • "Lazarus" - David Bowie
Jan 11, 2016

Finally, my voice is back to functional and it's time for another scene show, this time to look into the shoegaze movement, a guitar-centric movement that sprung up in England in the late 1980s. We'll talk about the roots of the movement, the big players and where it went over the years. Strap in for some edumacation, you can get your musical learning on.



  • "Just Like Honey" - The Jesus & Mary Chain
  • "Amelia" - Cocteau Twins
  • "Walkin' With Jesus (Sound Of Confusion)" - Spacemen 3
  • "Butterfly Collector" - Moose
  • "Feed Me With Your Kiss" - My Bloody Valentine
  • "Lolita" - A.R. Kane
  • "Only Shallow" - My Bloody Valentine
  • "Alison" - Slowdive
  • "De-Luxe" - Lush
  • "Vapour Trail" - Ride
  • "Lazarus" - The Boo Radleys
  • "Slide Away" - The Verve
  • "You Tear The World In Two" - Pale Saints
  • "Son Of Mustang Ford" - Swervedriver
  • "Defective" - Medicine
  • "Winona" - Drop Nineteens
  • "Freedom Fighter" - Bowery Electric
  • "Pearl" - Chapterhouse
  • "No Escape From Heaven" - Curve
  • "Soon" - My Bloody Valentine
  • "Black Metallic" - Catherine Wheel
  • "I Think I'm In Love (Live)" - Spiritualized
  • "High On Fire" - The Telescopes
  • "Hypnogogic" - Kitchens Of Distinction
  • "Always: Your Way" - My Vitriol
  • "Unrecorded" - M83
  • "Who Can Say" - The Horrors
  • "Wonder 2" - My Bloody Valentine
Jan 4, 2016

My voice is pretty froggy in this voice, but I wanted to get music out for everyone to listen to nonetheless....



  • "Pure Morning" - Placebo
  • "Red" - The Acid
  • "Power" - Tears For Fears
  • "Gasoline" - Halsey
  • "Southbound Pachyderm" - Primus
  • "Phantom Of Guilt" - X Japan
  • "Alter Ego" - Tame Impala
  • "Are You Ready?" - Richard Ashcroft
  • "Ace Of Spades (acoustic)" - Motörhead
  • "Don't Wanna Know" - The Refreshments
  • "Heroes" - David Bowie
  • "Changes" - Sugar
  • "The Weekend Starts Here" - Fatboy Slim
  • "Louder Than A Bomb" - Public Enemy
  • "About" - Rip Slyme
  • "Yesh Elohim" - Ethnix
  • "Northern California Girls" - Camper Van Beethoven
Dec 28, 2015

Remember I said all the shows were going to be shorter this month? Turns out I can't do math. So enjoy a slightly longer last show of the year...



  • "Sort Of Haunted House" - Too Much Joy
  • "Elettrica" - Litfiba
  • "Endless Summer" - Zwan
  • "The Place" - The Ringo Jets
  • "Never Say Die / When You're Young" - The Bouncing Souls
  • "Atlantic City" - Bruce Springsteen
  • "Great Expectations" - The Gaslight Anthem
  • "Rising Sign (My Bloody Valentine Mix)" - Hurricane #1
  • "Baba O'Riley" - The Who
  • "New Chemical" - Tomoyasu Hotei (布袋寅泰)
  • "Trying Too Hard" - Day One
  • "貧乏なんて気にしない" - Kohh
  • "Taillights Fade" - Buffalo Tom
  • "Savana Dance" - Deep Forest
  • "Last Nite" - Terje Rypdal & The Chasers
  • "Sadeness (Pt 1)" - Enigma
  • "More Than Words (MIDNITEMEN Remix)" - Extreme
  • "Mistikus Cinta" - Dewa
  • "Electric Man" - Rival Sons
  • "Mother" - Acid Black Cherry
  • "Get The Message" - Electronic
  • "Bring Me Home" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
Dec 21, 2015

This week's a little short, as I attempt to get ready for my journey into cold country, so I give you a fun fine little mix of tunes in all sorts of genres, including grimecore, chip metal, jazz, dubhop and more... Enjoy!



  • "Wondering" - Does It Offend You, Yeah?
  • "New Way, New Life" - Asian Dub Foundation
  • "Juggernauts" - Enter Shikari
  • "The Sheep" - Subwave
  • "Something For Joey" - Mercury Rev
  • "С тобой" - Bi-2 (feat. Symphony Orchestra of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia)
  • "Witchcraft" - Frank Sinatra
  • "The Champion" - Mike Doughty (feat. MC Frontalot)
  • "Women" - Lou Reed
  • "Big Empty" - Stone Temple Pilots
  • "Take The 'A' Train" - Dave Brubeck
  • "Corri" - Litfiba
  • "Blue Velvet" - Midicronica
  • "The Antipop" - Primus
  •  בומרנג" - העוגן"
Dec 14, 2015

This week, it's a theme week, in which no song clocks in under 7 minutes. That means a prog epic, a rock epic, a metal epic, a funk epic, a techno epic, an indie epic and a Madchester epic. It's epics all around! Only 7 songs in total this week, and yet, it's still a big show!



  • "Maggot Brain" - Funkadelic
  • "I Am The Resurrection" - The Stone Roses
  • "Vicarious" - Tool
  • "I Hear The Music In My Soul" - Eri Nobuchika
  • "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)" - Pink Floyd
  • "November Rain" - Guns N' Roses
  • "Goodbye Sky Harbor" - Jimmy Eat World
Dec 7, 2015

For the December scene show every year, I'm going to do a overview of all the concerts I saw over the past year, talk a little bit about the artists and the shows (and sometimes the venues) and then play some of their stuff for you. This means you'll occasionally get blocks of comedy mixed in with your music, and the genre hopping will be even more all over the place than usual, as the show is put together in chronological order of when I saw people. Should be fun!



  • "My Side Of The Story" - Christopher Titus
  • "I Wish" - Stevie Wonder
  • "I'll See You When We're Both Not So Emotional" - American Football
  • "Duel" - Swervedriver
  • "Hey I Don't Know" - KONGOS
  • "The World Is Our" - This Will Destroy You
  • "Leave Them All Behind" - Ride
  • "Unpronounceable" - They Might Be Giants
  • "Song For Someone" - U2
  • "Our Demons" - The Glitch Mob (feat. Aja Volkman)
  • "Jealous (I Ain't With It)" - Chromeo
  • "Constantinople" - Echo & The Bunnymen
  • "At Midnight I Will Kill George Lucas With A Shovel" - Patton Oswalt
  • "Plain Sailing Weather" - Frank Turner
  • "Friendly Advice" - Luna
  • "Blackened Blue Eyes" - The Charlatans
  • "Rocks" - Primal Scream
  • "She Sells Sanctuary (Long Version)" - The Cult
Dec 1, 2015

I was fairly sick during the recording of this show, so my voice is scratchy, and I tend not to talk as much as I usually do, but there's still good music to be had, even when I'm not feeling well. We dabble in funk, Japanese noiserock, the visual kei scene, Israeli pop and more. Enjoy!


  • "Do Fries Go With That Shake" - George Clinton
  • "Forever Broke (Fila Brazillia Remix)" - The Seatbelts
  • "Uptown Funk (Dub)" - Fatboy Slim & Jerome Robbins (feat. Idris Elba)
  • "Gritty Shaker" - David Holmes
  • "(Spiral)" - Boredoms
  • "Stuck On You" - Failure
  • "Imagination" - Siam Shade
  • "You're So Good For Me" - Inspiral Carpets
  • "Just Smile At Me" - Ethnix
  • "Halo" - The Cure
  • "About A Girl" - The Academy Is...
  • "潮の扉" - Galileo Galilei
  • "Up The Down Escalator" - The Chameleons
  • "Empty Cans" - The Streets
Nov 23, 2015

So, first order of business - next week's show will go up on Tuesday, not on Monday. That said, this week is a mini-theme show - it's a show dedicated to the stuff I love most of all, as it is my birthday this week (on Thanksgiving no less).

This week also runs a little bit longer than your standard weekly show (by about 10 minutes or so). I still dabble in music from all around the world, but I have a skew towards the things I most wanted to listen to personally this week, and a little less on the discovery. But hey, it should make for a good show nonetheless...



  • "Happy Birthday To Me" - Cracker
  • "Fort Hood" - Mike Doughty
  • "Train In Vain" - The Clash
  • "Bonkers" - Dizzee Rascal & Armand Helden
  • "Be Brave" - Akira The Don
  • "Love Is Noise" - The Verve
  • "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)" - U2
  • "Schism" - Tool (Happy birthday Topher!)
  • "The Rising Sun" - Buckethead
  • "Medusa" - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • "Elephant Stone" - The Stone Roses
  • "The Stairs" - INXS
  • "Savitri" - Rodrigo y Gabriela
  • "Dedication" - Thin Lizzy
  • "Candle In Your Window" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Folding Stars" - Biffy Clyro
  • "Sproston Green (US Version)" - The Charlatans
  • "Going Through Hell" - The Streets
  • "Evangeline" - Matthew Sweet
  • "Dao of St. Paul" - Third Eye Blind
  • "Lily Of Da Valley" - Dragon Ash




Nov 16, 2015

This week, we get extremely international with music from Trinidad, Germany, Portugal, Japan, Russia, India, Mali and China, plus some stuff from the US and England. We dabble into punk, rock, electronica, hip-hop and more. I tell a story about how two different people in my high school had differing opinions about the same band (and how I split the difference.)

The microphone rustle you hear when I'm talking about KES is my cat Maverick, hopping up and into the microphone. I left it on there so he would stop harassing me as I was recording. As always, get the podcast some new friends - tell people about the random jukebox that is the Starlight Society!



  • "Raindance" - The Music
  • "Cler Achel" - Tinariwen
  • "Idaho" - The BoDeans
  • "...Passing By" - Ulrich Schnauss
  • "Dort" - KES
  • "Malhar Jam" - Agam
  • "I Wish" - King Missile
  • "Shadow Man" - Primitive Reason
  • "Ramblin' Man" - Lemon Jelly
  • "Chambers" - Steady & Co.
  • "По-жести" - Centr
  • "Night Drive" - No Devotion
  • "逝去日子" - Beyond
  • "Bobby Peru" - Luna
  • "Angel Falls" - Kenji Huruya
  • "Oh La La" - The Faces
  • "Fast Times At Drop-Out High" - The Ataris
Nov 9, 2015

Instead of our normal scene shows, for the months of November and December we're going to do something a little bit different. November's big show each year will be a cover songs show, where I play people covering other people's songs. This was such a fun show to put together, I decided to make it an annual thing, so we'll do it again next year! Enjoy!



  • "X-Files Theme" - Dirty Three (w/ Nick Cave)
  • "Mahna Mahna" - Cake
  • "Pure Imagination" - Primus
  • "The World Has Turned And Left Me Here" - Christopher John
  • "Wonderwall" - Ryan Adams
  • "Baby Got Back" - Jonathan Coulton
  • "Gin And Juice" - The Gourds
  • "Season Of The Witch" - Luna
  • "Don't Fear The Reaper" - The Mutton Birds
  • "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" - Eels
  • "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe" - The Afghan Whigs
  • "Billie Jean" - Ian Brown
  • "Policy Of Truth" - Terry Hoax
  • "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • "Regret" - The Get Up Kids
  • "Can't Help Falling In Love (Triple Peaks Remix)" - U2
  • "Where The Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You)" - Pet Shop Boys
  • "Baba O'Riley" - Blue Man Group
  • "Korobeiniki" - Ozma
  • "Such Great Heights" - Streetlight Manifesto
  • "The Gambler" - Mike Doughty
  • "Bad Blood" - Ryan Adams
  • "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" - Bioshock Infinite
  • "Sound & Vision" - Franz Ferdinand
  • "Prayin' For A Sweet Weekend" - Rock Sugar
  • "Maggie's Farm" - Rage Against The Machine
  • "War Pigs" - The Flaming Lips
  • "Crazy" - Violent Femmes
  • "Hey Ya" - Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra
Nov 2, 2015

This week, we don't delve as quite internationally as we usually do, but we play a very wide swath of genres, from an early rap/pop crossover, to the OTHER song that The Rembrandts recorded that got some popularity, to an exotic U2 B-side and more... I also tell a story about dreaming a song I never remember hearing...

I also urge you to go out and find a random person and convince them to download an episode of this podcast (any episode, we're not picky) to try and help us get more listeners.



  • "Viva Namida" - Yasuyuki Okamura
  • "I Can Climb Mountains" - Hell Is For Heroes
  • "Lady With The Spinning Head (UVI)" - U2
  • "Letting Go" - National Skyline
  • "Fallin'" - Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul
  • "Soon" - Yes
  • "Just The Way It Is, Baby" - The Rembrandts
  • "Rewind (Live)" - Stereophonics
  • "Superblaster" - Curve
  • "Presto" - Rush
  • "Geraldine" - Glasvegas
  • "Blues From A Gun" - The Jesus & Mary Chain
  • "Standing In The Doorway" - Soul Asylum
  • "The Whole Of The Moon" - The Waterboys
  • "Pink Moon" - Nick Drake
  • "If That's Alright" - Uncle Tupelo
  • "Activate" - Atari Teenage Riot
  • "Real Wild Child" - Iggy Pop
  • "Hope On Black Wings" - The Luna Sequence
  • "Shape Da Future" - Hideki Naganuma
Oct 26, 2015

This week's show, we visit two countries we haven't touched yet: China and Turkey. We also play tracks from each decade of the last half century, giving you 50 years of music all in one big blast. Tell someone new about the show today!



  • "Screenwriter's Blues" - Soul Coughing
  • "Road" - Tang Dynasty
  • "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" - George Thorogood & The Destroyers
  • "Walking Away" - Streetlight Manifesto
  • "Kasik Havasi" - Replikas
  • "Bastards Of Young" - The Replacements
  • "Как люди" - Animal Jazz
  • "Stroll On" - The Yardbirds
  • "Besser zu zweit" - Wingenfelder:Wingenfelder
  • "Lost In The Supermarket" - The Clash
  • "This Is It (Your Soul)" - Hothouse Flowers
  • "Going underground" - the brilliant green
  • "We Can Be Friends" - Kuersche feat. members of Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Beautiful Turnback Time Machine" - dada
  • "You're So Last Summer" - Taking Back Sunday
  • "No sleep" - Kohh
  • "Like You Used To" - The D.O.T.
  • "Fever" - Dragon Ash
Oct 19, 2015

In this episode, we spin some cavernous cover songs, we play big rocks tunes with big rock banjos, we play tracks from Korea, Nigeria and Belgium for the first time, and perhaps most importantly, we celebrate the availability of Dragon Ash here in the states!



  • "Immigrant Song" - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • "Enjoy The Silence" - Failure
  • "99 Problems" - Hugo
  • "RED" - B'z
  • "Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating In The Future" - Mike Doughty
  • "Dilemma" - INFINITE
  • "Passive" - A Perfect Circle
  • "Butterfly On A Wheel" - The Mission
  • "New Day" - Threadstone
  • "Walkie Talkie" - DJ Shadow
  • "Шевели задом (feat. Varchun)" - Karandash
  • "Overkill" - Men At Work
  • "11:11" - Akira The Don
  • "The Submarine (Chapter 1)" - 2NU
  • "Beautiful" - Dragon Ash
  • "Last Great American Whale" - Lou Reed
  • "GenEcide" - Front 242
  • "Pulp Fiction" - Motion City Soundtrack
  • "Pain" - Catherine Wheel
Oct 12, 2015

Just in time for Halloween, it's a study of Goth Rock, from its precursors to the defining moments to some of the players to some of the latter day neo-goths. Put on your best shades of black, dance in the graveyard under the full moon and strap in for our newest scene/deep dive show, the history of goth rock.



  • "All Tomorrow's Parties" - The Velvet Underground
  • "Famous Blue Raincoat" - Leonard Cohen
  • "Riders On The Storm" - The Doors
  • "Bela Lugosi's Dead" - Bauhaus
  • "Atmosphere" - Joy Division
  • "The Hanging Garden" - The Cure
  • "Spellbound" - Siouxsie & The Banshees
  • "The Shadow Of Love" - The Damned
  • "This Corrosion" - The Sisters Of Mercy
  • "Deliverance" - The Mission
  • "Release The Bats" - The Birthday Party
  • "Follow The Leader" - Killing Joke
  • "Psychonaut" - Fields Of The Nephilim
  • "A Question Of Faith" - Gary Numan
  • "Carnival Of Light" - Dead Can Dance
  • "Remnants Of A Deeper Purity" - Black Tape for a Blue Girl
  • "Desire (Come and Get It)" - Gene Loves Jezebel
  • "Fatman" - The Southern Death Cult
  • "She Sells Sanctuary" - The Cult
  • "Plainsong" - The Cure
  • "So Alive" - Love and Rockets
  • "Wings Of A Butterfly" - HIM
  • "Who Can Say" - The Horrors
  • "Swan Song" - The Mission
Oct 5, 2015

This week, I dial the show up to 11, with songs that go above and beyond the edge, until they find the ledge beyond the edge. It's all about big sounds this week, turned up loud and proud. ENGINES GO!



  • "Hundred Mile High City" by Ocean Colour Scene
  • "Overdriver" by Singapore Sling
  • "Really Happen" by Blasted Mechanism
  • "Paint Your Target" by Fightstar
  • "I Get Wet" by Andrew W.K.
  • "Juke Joint Jezebel" by KMFDM
  • "All My Friends" by LCD Soundsystem
  • "To Get Down" by Timo Maas
  • "Only Blood" by Boom Boom Satellites
  • "Mind Killer" by Adam Freeland
  • "Crooked (feat. Aesop Rock)" by Evil Nine
  • "Jesus Built My Hotrod (feat. Gibby Haynes)" by Ministry
  • "Orpheus" by Ash
  • "Las Vegas" by B'z
  • "Gee Angel" by Sugar
  • "Are You Real" by Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Time Bomb" by Rancid
  • "Dizz Knee Land" by dada
  • "Stayin' Alive" by Les Claypool's Duo De Twang
Sep 28, 2015

It's show ten! Double digits! This week we'll explore metal, played acoustically at high speeds or with cellos (accompanied by a tall Japanese man on electric guitar), classic blues, experimental music from Brazil, Russian rock, a new song from my boys in Wingenfelder over in Germany, and many more things indeed. Let's get busy!

(Happy Birthday Avri!)



  • She” by The Sundays

  • One” by Rip Slyme

  • Dancing With Her” by Ewan Dobson

  • Jambalaya On The Bayou” by Harry Connick Jr.

  • Sene (Working the Land)” by Afro Celt Sound System

  • “Volare” by The Gipsy Kings

  • Minas de Cobre (For Better Metal)” by Calexico

  • I Disappear” by Wonderlick

  • I'm The Girl” by Heather Nova

  • Terra da Fantasia” by El Efecto

  • Let The Good Times Roll” by BB King

  • Staring At The Sun” by Ultra Vivid Scene

  • Beste Band der Welt” by Wingenfelder

  • Combat Baby” by Metric

  • Blue Storm” by Jay Chou

  • Будь моей тенью” by Splean

  • I Am Dust” by Gary Numan

  • Grace (feat. Hotei)” by Apocalyptica


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