Saturday, November 28, 2009

Everyone loves a good vinyl sale.


I'll be spinning some records starting at 3:00pm at the WMUA vinyl sale next weekend - all y'all locals should come out & do some crate digging. I'm not quite sure what I'll be playing yet, but it will be all vinyl (of course). Rare Houston power-pop? Scratchy Phil Spector nuggets? Fucked up Japanese psych-rock? The world may never know. If you come, drop by & say hello.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Expressway To Yr Skull! 11.26.09

Extended three-hour version, because everyone else was off doing Thanksgiving-y things.

(* denotes a request, # denotes a new release.)

Time Played - Artist - Song Title - Album Title - Label

17:11:12 - The Troggs - Evil - Wild Thing - ATCO
#17:13:08 - The Fresh & Onlys - Invisible Forces - Grey-Eyed Girls - Woodsist
17:20:17 - Calvin Johnson - When Hearts Turn Blue - Before The Dream Faded - K
#17:21:56 - Real Estate - Snow Days - s/t - Woodsist
17:28:35 - Dear Nora - Up On The Roof - Three States: Rarities 1997-2007 - Magic Marker
17:30:57 - Boyracer - It's Love - It's Not True Grit, It's Real Dirt 7" - Happy Happy Birthday To Me
#17:31:25 - Pants Yell! - Someone Loves You - Received Pronunciation - Slumberland
17:33:17 - The McTells - Derek - Derek/Alice 7" - Four Letter Words
17:36:29 - Velocity Girl - Tales Of Brave Aphrodite - V/A - A Tribute To Beat Happening - Simple Machines
17:38:09 - Pussycat Trash - Dumb Crush - The Brat Years: 1992-1995 - Troubleman Unlimited
17:43:29 - Versus - All In Doubt - split 7" with Unwound - Troubleman Unlimited
#17:47:23 - Vivian Girls - Walking Alone At Night - Everything Goes Wrong - In the Red
#17:48:48 - Useless Eaters - Smoke Alarm - Hear/See 7" - Shattered
17:50:19 - The Zombies - Leave Me Be - Zombie Heaven - Big Beat
17:51:53 - Poundsign - Starry Night - V/A - Pop American Style - What Are Records?
17:59:18 - The Busy Signals - Just Wanna Go Out - Love & Dust EP - Douchemaster
#18:00:39 - Best Coast - When I'm With You - When I'm With You 7" - Black Iris
18:02:15 - The Teddy Bears - Don't You Worry My Little Pet - To Know Him Is To Love Him 7" - Dove
18:07:03 - Television Personalities - Adventure Playground - Mummy Your Not Watching Me - Fire
#18:09:19 - Air Waves - Knockout - V/A - The Golden Hour Box Set - 1928 Recordings
*18:10:25 - The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make? - Hatful Of Hollow - Sire
#18:14:29 - Brilliant Colors - Yell In The Air - Introducing - Slumberland
18:21:29 - The Lollipop Shoppe - Sin - Just Colour - Tapestry
18:22:45 - Spare Snare - Bruising You - Punc 7" - Third Gear/Chute
18:25:19 - The Gerbils - Grin - Are You Sleepy? - Hidden Agenda/Elephant 6
18:31:13 - The Vibrarians - Red Light - International Pop Underground 7" - K
#18:33:11 - Black Feelings - Golden Children - s/t - Alien8
#18:38:19 - Lightning Bolt - Sound Guardians - Earthly Delights - Load
18:42:52 - The Feminine Complex - Run That Thru Your Mind - Livin' Love - Rev-Ola
*18:45:34 - Simply Saucer - Mole Machine - Cyborgs Revisited - Fist Puppet
#18:50:00 - The Scrotum Poles - On The Street Where You Live - Auchmithie Forever - Dulc-i-Tone
*18:52:35 - Comets on Fire - Wild Whiskey - Blue Cathedral - Sub Pop
18:55:51 - The Yummy Fur - Supermarket - Vesuvinoughts 7" - Vesuvius
19:02:23 - Ipso Facto - Balderdash - Harmonise 7" - DiscError
#19:04:48 - The Girls At Dawn - Surprise - s/t EP - Captured Tracks
#19:10:12 - A Place to Bury Strangers - In Your Heart - Exploding Head - Mute
19:10:56 - The Shangri-La's - Maybe - Shout 7" - Red Bird
19:16:27 - The Justines - Worry - V/A - Why Popstars Can't Dance - Slumberland
19:18:07 - Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments - Negative Guest List - Negative Guest List 7" - Siltbreeze
19:22:39 - The Cat's Miaow - Seventeen - Songs For Girls To Sing - Drive-In
19:25:26 - The New Bad Things - Ephedrine - Freewheel! - Candy-Ass
#19:29:00 - Frat Dad - Freak In Nature - Greg The Nerd 7" - Underwater Peoples
19:32:30 - Human Switchboard - No Heart - Who's Landing In My Hangar? - Faulty Products
#19:36:05 - Wetdog - Tidy Up Your Bedroom - Frauhaus! - Captured Tracks
19:39:46 - Butterglory - Pocket Of Scabs - Alexander Bends 7" - Merge
19:41:41 - Tyvek - Mary Ellen Claims - Honda 7" - X!
#19:45:51 - The Bitters - Foreign Knives - East 7" - Captured Tracks
#19:48:39 - Sharp Ends - Crack Trap - Crack Trap 7" - Mammoth Cave
19:52:20 - Musical Chairs - Bottled Up - Never Say That 7" - Pillarbox Red
19:53:20 - Sleepyhead - Fairyboat - Punk Rock City USA - Slumberland
#19:58:39 - The Bats - Face Inside The Sun - Don't You Rise EP - Slumberland

Friday, November 20, 2009

These People Give Me The Creeps (An '80s DIY Mix)

I had offered anyone who donated some money to WMUA's annual fund drive during my show the opportunity to have me craft a mix for them using whatever arbitrary theme or specifications they wanted. I thought I'd include some of them here, in case anyone was forgetful and/or a cheapskate & didn't get the chance to dictate a mix of their own. So here's the first finished product, a mix of 1980's punk/post-punk/DIY pop. Download link below the tracklisting!


These People Give Me The Creeps! (apologies to Bush Tetras)
1.The Minutemen - Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs
2. Talulah Gosh - Be Your Baby
3. Beat Happening - Bewitched
4. Big Flame - Why Popstars Can't Dance
5. Pylon - Danger
6. Squirrel Bait - Hammering So Hard
7. Bush Tetras - Too Many Creeps
8. Get Smart! - Because of Green
9. Husker Du - New Day Rising
10. Performing Ferrets - Field of Yellow Flowers
11. Television Personalities - Look Back In Anger
12. Fire Engines - Get Up & Use Me
13. Frank Details - False Pretenses
14. The Wipers - Up Front
15. Girls At Our Best! - Getting Nowhere Fast
16. The Petticoats - Allergy
17. Tactics - Come To My Senses
18. The Go Team - Sand
19. Josef K - It's Kind of Funny
20. The Monochrome Set - Eine Symphonie Des Grauens
21. Marine Girls - Honey
22. The Shop Assistants - Safety Net
23. Symptoms - Be On Top
24. Really Red - Nico
25. The Mice - Rescue You Too
26. The Tenants - Submind
27. Orange Juice - Lovesick
28. Blue Orchids - Bad Education
29. The Replacements - Answering Machine


I've got like a dozen more of these forthcoming, so keep an eye out.

Expressway To Yr Skull! 11.19.09

Jangle-pop overload!

(* denotes a request, # denotes a new release.)

Time Played - Artist - Song Title - Album Title - Label

18:09:27 - The Indifferents - Cindy - V/A - Hang It Out To Dry! - Satan
18:09:48 - US Maple - Letter To ZZ Top - Long Hair In Three Stages - Skin Graft
18:10:56 - Internet Forever - Break Bones - Break Bones 7" - Art Fag
#18:12:58 - Best Coast - Make You Mine - s/t 7" - Group Tightener
#18:13:21 - The King Khan & BBQ Show - Lonely Boy - Invisible Girl - In The Red
18:22:53 - The Tables - Diary - Diary EP - Voices of Wonder
18:23:40 - The Motorcycle Boy - Big Rock Candy Mountain - Big Rock Candy Mountain 12" - Rough Trade
#18:25:11 - Pants Yell! - Cold Hands - Received Pronunciation - Slumberland
18:28:02 - The Moles - Rebecca - Untune The Sky - Flydaddy
18:34:14 - Felt - When The Dawn Starts Creeping In - Primitive Painters EP - Cherry Red
#18:35:08 - Brilliant Colors - English Cities - Introducing - Slumberland
#18:39:30 - The Bitters - East - East 7" - Captured Tracks
18:44:47 - Bubblegum Splash - Just Walked Away - Splashdown EP - Subway Organization
18:46:16 - The Shrubs - Dead Teachers - Full Stream Into The Brainstorm - Ron Johnson
18:49:50 - The Times - Red With Purple Flashes - Red With Purple Flashes 7" - Whaam!
*18:54:19 - The Minutemen - Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs - What Makes A Man Start Fires? - SST
18:55:02 - Black Eyes - Deformative - s/t - Dischord
#19:01:54 - Lovvers - 100 Flowers - OCD Go Go Girls - Wichita
#19:02:55 - Yo La Tengo - All Your Secrets - Popular Songs - Matador
19:05:08 - The Marked Men - Fortune - Ghosts - Dirtnap
19:11:13 - Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her - A Prince Happy - Seagull to Hell - Trumpet
#19:12:15 - Kurt Vile - Goodbye, Freaks - Childish Prodigy - Matador
19:17:15 - The Blind Bats - Vacation - The Banshee Girl EP - Perfect Pop
19:19:20 - Mousefolk - Crazy Mixed Up Kid - Heads Full Of Hope EP - Tea Time
19:23:25 - The Originals - I Won't Shed Tears Over You - V/A - The Best of Twist-A-Rama - Norton
#19:29:57 - Jay Reatard - There Is No Sun - Watch Me Fall - Matador
#19:33:49 - The Girls At Dawn - Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday - s/t EP - Captured Tracks
19:36:24 - The Candy Darlings - Transparent - That's Where Caroline Lives 7" - Tea Time
#19:37:59 - Pastels/Tenniscoats - Start Slowly - Two Sunsets - Domino
19:43:07 - Lowercase - Sometimes I Feel Like A Vampire - Two Songs 7" - Punk In My Vitamins
19:47:17 - Mighty Mighty - I Don't Need You Anymore - A Band From Birmingham - Vinyl Japan
19:48:18 - Nord Express - Home Of The Brave - s/t EP - Slumberland
19:51:44 - The 5.6.7.8's - I'm Blue - Teenage Mojo Workout - Bomba
#19:53:49 - Os Mutantes - Querida Querida - Haih Ou Amortecedor - Anti-
#19:57:09 - Talk Normal - Uniforms - Sugarland - Rare Book Room

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Expressway To Yr Skull! 11.12.09

I dropped way too much money at the Flywheel-sponsored record fair last weekend (boxes full of early '90s K & Harriet Records seven inches, shiiiiiiit) & I always end up rationalizing it by telling myself it's just an investment for the radio show. Whatever gets you through the day.

(* denotes a request, # denotes a new release.)

Time Played - Artist - Song Title - Album Title - Label

18:02:57 - The Gris Gris - Pick Up Your Raygun - For The Season - Birdman
#18:10:19 - The Mantles - Bad Design - Bad Design 7" - Slumberland
18:11:54 - The Replacements - Answering Machine - Let It Be - Twin/Tone
18:15:56 - Billy Childish & His Famous Headcoats - Teenage Kicks - Hendrix Was Not The Only Musician - Sympathy For The Record Industry
18:19:00 - The In Out - Why Do You Have Self-Esteem? - Cosmosis - Dark Beloved Cloud
18:25:10 - Tom Verlaine - A Future In Noise - Dreamtime - Warner Bros.
#18:30:34 - Spectrals - Suit Yourself - Leave Me Be 7" - Captured Tracks
#18:31:07 - Sad Horse - Veins - North Portland Music Series, Volume 2 - Mississippi
18:31:55 - The June Brides - I Fall - There Are Eight Million Stories - Pink
#18:33:56 - Real Estate - Suburban Dogs - s/t - Woodsist
18:39:43 - The Minutemen - Little Man With A Gun In His Hand - Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat - SST
18:44:40 - Gaze - Eric Idol - Mitsumeru - K
18:45:30 - The Hated - Anonymous Descriptions of Uncontrollable Urges - Every Song - Vermin Scum
#18:51:02 - Jawbox - Breathe - For Your Own Special Sweetheart - deSoto/Dischord
18:53:12 - The Mood - In Amber Fields - V/A - Pebbles, Volume 16 - AIP
#18:55:33 - Brilliant Colors - Absolutely Anything - Introducing - Slumberland
#18:57:41 - The Girls At Dawn - It's The Only Time - s/t EP - Captured Tracks
19:03:10 - The Crabs - Anything & Everything - International Pop Underground 7" - K
#19:05:47 - Meth Teeth - World Is Going To End Soon - Everything Went Wrong - Woodsist
19:08:24 - Eggplant - Vicious - Monkeybars - Dr. Dream
19:12:28 - The Hipshakes - Do It! - I'm Gone 7" - Die Slaughterhaus
19:14:42 - Codeine - Cigarette Machine - Frigid Stars - Sub Pop
#19:21:45 - Christmas Island - Nineteen - Nineteen/Twenty-Nine 7" - Captured Tracks
19:24:42 - Lazer Boy - Aye Aye Captain - split 7" with Spare Snare - Chute
19:29:25 - The Fairlanes - Writing This Letter - V/A - Angels of the Night - Wizard
#19:31:21 - The King Khan & BBQ Show - Spin The Bottle - Invisible Girl - In The Red
#19:34:10 - Karl Blau - Crucial Contact - Zebra - K
19:37:47 - Sneaky Feelings - Throwing Stones - Send You - Flying Nun
19:44:55 - Esmeralda's Kite - Vampire Girl - split 7" with the Groove Farm - Woosh!
#19:47:51 - Grass Widow - Thirsty Again - s/t EP - Captured Tracks
19:51:57 - The Bartlebees - And Then Suddenly - V/A - If I Could Write Poetry: A Tribute To Television Personalities - The Beautiful Music
#19:55:06 - A Place To Bury Strangers - Smile When You Smile - Exploding Head - Mute

Friday, November 6, 2009

Expressway To Yr Skull! 11.05.09

I had pretty much stopped paying attention to anything Frank Black did post-Teenager of the Year, but I just got turned on to that last album of his & now I feel like a moron for having slept on it.

(* denotes a request, # denotes a new release.)

Time Played - Artist - Song Title - Album Title - Label

#18:03:00 - Espers - I Can't See Clear - III - Drag City
18:07:00 - Lake of Dracula - Plague of Frogs - s/t - Skin Graft
18:09:00 - Essential Logic - Wake Up - Fanfare In The Garden - Kill Rock Stars
#18:11:00 - Brilliant Colors - Short Sleeves At Night - Introducing - Slumberland
18:13:00 - Slint - Glenn - s/t EP - Touch & Go
18:17:00 - Black Francis - When They Come To Murder Me - SVN FNGRS - Cooking Vinyl
18:26:00 - Helms - The Smallest World In The World - The Swimmer - Kimchee
#18:29:00 - Meth Teeth - False Summer - Everything Went Wrong - Woodsist
#18:33:00 - Cave Weddings - Let's Drive - Bring Your Love 7" - Hozac
18:38:00 - Nicolle Meyer - Nowhere By Mir - V/A - Grlz: Women Ahead of Their Time - Crippled Dick Hot Wax
18:40:00 - The B-52's - 52 Girls - s/t - Warner Bros.
#18:46:00 - Talk Normal - Warrior - Sugarland - Rare Book Room
18:49:00 - Carter Brown - Devil's Spout - Brass Knuckles 7" - Grey Ghost
18:56:00 - Harriet the Spy - Fluffed Up On Puffballs - God Gave Us Music & The Courage To Sing - Double Agent
18:57:00 - My Disco - A Christ Pendent Comfort Her Neck - Paradise - Fruits & Vegetables
19:03:00 - Samara Lubelski - The Ladybird & The Golden Boy - V/A - And To The Disciples That Remain - Amish
#19:05:00 - Six Organs of Admittance - Anesthesia - Luminous Night - Drag City
#19:08:00 - Grass Widow - Tattoo - s/t EP - Captured Tracks
19:13:00 - Ho-Ag - Bad Patterns - Pray For The Worms - Hive 35
19:19:00 - The Electrolettes - Anxiety - Octane Lies 7" - Kill Rock Stars
19:22:00 - The Soft Boys - I Wanna Destroy You - Underwater Moonlight - Matador
19:31:00 - Sonic Chicken Four - Sexiest - s/t - In The Red
19:32:00 - Armitage Shanks - Road Fever - Road Fever 7" - Little Teddy
19:36:00 - Navies - A Surveyor's Measure - An Estate - Lovitt
19:37:00 - Dump - Last Minute - V/A - All's Fair In Love & Chickfactor - Enchante
#19:40:00 - Vivian Girls - Before I Start To Cry - Everything Goes Wrong - In The Red
19:45:00 - Thurston Moore - Never Day - Trees Outside the Academy - Ecstatic Peace
#19:47:00 - Cloak/Dagger - Billions Millions - Lost Art - Jade Tree
19:51:00 - Meat Whiplash - Here It Comes - Don't Slip Up 7" - Creation
19:54:00 - Forever - Tumbleweed - s/t - Happy Happy Birthday To Me

Monday, November 2, 2009

Expressway To Yr Skull! 10.30.09

Serious thanks to everyone who called in to donate some money to WMUA last week. I'm really stoked to be making so many mix CDs for people who contributed some money - I had aimed to rack up $200 during my show, but wound up pulling in over $450! You guys are the best.

(* denotes a request, # denotes a new release.)

Time Played - Artist - Song Title - Album Title - Label

#18:06:00 - Factums - Split Screen - Flowers - Sacred Bones
#18:07:00 - Talk Normal - River's Edge - Sugarland - Rare Book Room
18:08:00 - Maximum Joy - Stretch - Unlimited 1979-83 - Crippled Dick Hot Wax
18:13:00 - Lung Leg - Krayola - split 7" with the Make-Up - Vesuvius
18:15:00 - The Hex - Black Tape - No Car EP - Troubleman Unlimited
#18:24:00 - Times New Viking - Little World - Born Again Revisited - Matador
18:25:00 - The Mo-Dettes - White Mice - Story So Far - Cherry Red
18:27:00 - Henry's Dress - Target Practice - Bust 'Em Green - Slumberland
18:31:00 - The Beets - Happy But On My Way - Spit In The Face Of People Who Don't Want To Be Cool - Captured Tracks
#18:33:00 - The King Khan & BBQ Show - Invisible Girl - Invisible Girl - In The Red
18:40:00 - The Flatmates - I Don't Care - Potpurri (Hits, Mixes & Demos '85-89) - Cherry Red
18:44:00 - Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Wawa - V/A - New York Noise: Dance Music From The New York Underground - Soul Jazz
18:45:00 - Love of Diagrams - The Pyramid - Mosaic - Matador
18:46:00 - Mocket - Pearl Drop - Halo 7" - Up!
#18:50:00 - Summer Cats - Let's Go! - Songs For Tuesday - Slumberland
19:00:00 - Shop Assistants - Safety Net - Will Anything Happen - Overground
#19:01:00 - Felix - Death To Everyone But Us - You Are The One I Pick - Kranky
#19:03:00 - Yo La Tengo - Periodically Double or Triple - Popular Songs - Matador
19:04:00 - The Pajamas - Icarus' Wings - s/t 10" - Gaia
19:07:00 - Shoplifting - M. Sally - Body Stories - Kill Rock Stars
19:10:00 - Annie-Phillippe - C'est La Mode - V/A - Pop A Paris: Psyche-Rock et Minijupes - Sunnyside
19:19:00 - Half Japanese - Open Your Eyes/Close Your Eyes - The Band That Would Be King - 50 Skadillion Watts
#19:21:00 - Spectrals - Leave Me Be - Leave Me Be 7" - Captured Tracks
19:23:00 - The Milkshakes - Can't Seem To Love That Girl - Thee Knights of Trashe - Milkshakes
19:26:00 - The Pedestrians - It's Too Late - V/A - Psychedelic Unknowns, Vol. 5 - Scrap
19:36:00 - The Cramps - Garbageman - Songs The Lord Taught Us - IRS
19:44:00 - The Mad Planets - Super-8 - V/A - The Paper Compilation - Paper Records
19:46:00 - This Moment in Black History - Wiggly World - split with The Fatal Flying Guilloteens - GSL
#19:50:00 - Mission Of Burma - One Day We Will Live There - The Sound, The Speed, The Light - Matador
#19:56:00 - The Stones Roses - I Wanna Be Adored - s/t - Silvertone