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Now displaying: April, 2020

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

Apr 28, 2020

I've been working on and off on this episode for a while, but I eventually decided I needed to not be such a perfectionist about it and to just admit that I'm probably going to get a bunch of things wrong in it.

This week's show is about the Japanese subgenre known as visual kei, which, in many ways, isn't even an actual genre, more a loose association of bands based on a visual aesthetic.

Anyhow, here's three hours walking me through some of the history of visual kei, many of the players, talking about its beginnings, the waves - first, second, third, neo - and about how the genre still lives today. It's a big show, it's not for everyone, but give it a go, and maybe you'll learn something.

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Setlist:

  • "I'll Kill You" - X Japan
  • "Precious..." Luna Sea
  • "Dress" - Buck-Tick
  • "Filth" - Dir en Grey
  • "Kurenai" - X Japan
  • "Silent Jealousy" - X Japan
  • "Rusty Nail" - X Japan
  • "Incarnation of Eroticism" - D'Erlanger
  • "Rain" - Siam Shade
  • "Kuchizuke" - Buck-Tick
  • "Believe" - Luna Sea
  • "Kanojo no 'Modern---'" - Glay
  • "True Blue" - Luna Sea
  • "Storm" - Luna Sea
  • "Blurry Eyes" - L'Arc〜en〜Ciel
  • "Transylvania" - Malice Mizer
  • "Koi No Tempo" - Shazna
  • "Bel Air" - Malice Mizer
  • "Mizérable" - Gackt
  • "Vanilla" - Gackt
  • "Kimi no Tameni Dekiru Koto (RR Ver.)" - Gackt
  • "Yurameki" - Dir en Grey
  • "The Final" - Dir en Grey
  • "Blue Romance Omoi" - Lareine
  • "Boundless" - Psycho Le Cemu
  • "Amafurase Tanmaina" - Kagrra,
  • "Nocturnal Romance" - Moi Dix Mois
  • "Cassis" - the GazettE
  • "Fukai No Yami" - girugamesh
  • "Fuzz" - MUCC
  • "Philia" -Versailles
  • "Spiegel" - A9 (or Alice Nine)
  • "Kuchu Blanco" - Kra
  • "Another World" - Miyavi
  • "I.V." - X Japan
  • "Born To Be Free" - X Japan
  • "Ningen wo Kaburu" - Dir En Grey
  • "Closer" - Luna Sea
Apr 10, 2020

I'm still here. California is still standing. We aren't at the worst of the epidemic here in the United States, but it's pretty fucking bad, no lies. I worry for those in New York the most, who are currently hit the hardest.

All that said, with all this darkness comes a little bright light. Fury In The Slaughterhouse released a new song today, and all the charity is going to Doctors Without Borders. It's your moment of Fury today, but you should go out and buy the song on your own as well.

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Setlist:

  • "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" - Chicago
  • "A New England" - Billy Bragg
  • "Bliss" - The Chain Gang of 1974
  • "Got To Give It Up" - Marvin Gaye
  • "WeMoveForward" - The Midnight
  • "Driving Nowhere" - Grassy Knoll
  • "The Way I Am" - 3 Miles To Essex
  • "Misery" - Beyond The Black
  • "Rich Cop, Poor Cop" - Lotion
  • "Even If It Kills Me" - Motion City Soundtrack
  • "Never Is A Promise" - Fiona Apple
  • "Debris" - The Faces
  • "Directing Traffik" - Inspiral Carpets
  • "Send Her To Heaven" - The All-American Rejects
  • "Funky Stuff" - Kool & The Gang
  • "The Sky Is A Neighborhood" - Foo Fighters
  • "Paranoia Key Of E" - Lou Reed
  • "My Name Is The Night (Color Me Black)" - Brian Fallon
  • "Forgotten Years" - Midnight Oil
  • "Love Is Ending" - The Charlatans
  • "Tequila" - Terrorvision
  • "Lean On Me" - Bill Withers
  • "Hello In There" - John Prine
  • "Radiation Vibe" - Fountains Of Wayne
  • "Stacy's Mom" - Fountains Of Wayne
  • "Mexican Wine" - Fountains Of Wayne
  • your moment of (NEW!) Fury
    • "We Believe In Sometimes" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
Apr 5, 2020

And here's a list of all the RIP/remembrance shows I've done. When someone in music passes away, usually we'll play a single song of their in memory of them on that week's show. But for some people, it's just not enough. I also realized I wanted to sometimes do shows like these for people who passed away before I started doing the show, so those are included here also:

Apr 5, 2020

I realized I need an easy place to keep track of all the scene shows we've done, so here's that list:

Apr 3, 2020

So I'm here. I think. Maybe. What day is it? Let's check the calendar. Huh. It's technically a Friday as I record/post this. I've barely been out of the house for three weeks. So I made this particular episode to remind me how a week works. Maybe it'll help you also.

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Setlist:

  • "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - U2
  • "Manic Monday" - The Bangles
  • "Ruby Tuesday" - The Rolling Stones
  • "Our Weekend Starts On Wednesday" - Hey Mercedes
  • "Holy Thursday" - David Axelrod
  • "Friday I'm In Love" - The Cure
  • "Saturday Night" - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  • "Everyday Is Like Sunday" - Morrissey
  • "Blue Monday '88" - New Order
  • "Tuesday's Gone" - Metallica
  • "Sleazy Wednesday" - Jack's Mannequin
  • "Thursday" - Morphine
  • "Friday Let Me Down" - Hall & Oates
  • "Always Saturday" - Guadalcanal Diary
  • "Sunday" - Bloc Party
  • "Rainy Days And Mondays" - Cracker
  • "Tuesday Morning" - The Pogues
  • "Big Wednesday" - Freeland
  • "Thursday's Child" - The Chameleons
  • "Friday Street" - Paul Weller
  • "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" - Elton John
  • "Sundays" - Counting Crows
  • "Bank Holiday Monday" - Stereophonics
  • "Love You Till Tuesday" - David Bowie
  • "Wednesday (Contra La Puerta)" - Mike Doughty
  • "Thursday's Child" - David Bowie
  • "Friday On My Mind" - David Bowie
  • "Drive-In Saturday" - David Bowie
  • "Sunday" - David Bowie
  • your moment of Fury
    • "Sunday Again" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
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