Radio Fragments - A Drive in the Fog

Wow, crazy fog heading into the station tonight...it would have been better suited to the Halloween show next week, but it was still a giddy pleasure to drive through it. Tomorrow, the start of some stormy weather, and I'm looking forward to it. Maybe I just like weather?

So, yes, next week we'll be lining up for Halloween, but for tonight I've got a great assortment of old and new, some light-hearted and some over-the-top in their earnestness. There's some new DJ Shadow, oh, and some Fancy Beer.

The show is available from the streaming archive, or you can download the podcast/mp3 version by hour (below).

Hour 1 – 1-2 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Two Man Gentleman Band, "Fancy Beer" (US, 2009)
Zaza, "Sooner or Later" (US, 2009)
The Black Angels, "Yellow Elevator #2" (US, 2010)
Pete Fountain, "St. James Infirmary (Chris Coco Remix)" (US/UK, 2007)
The White Stripes, "St. James Infirmary Blues" (US, 1999)
Blind Willie McTell, "Dying Crapshooters Blues" (US, 1940)
John Fahey, "Dance of the Inhabitants of the Palace of King Philip XIV of Spain" (US, 1964)
The The, "Infected" (UK, 1986)
Duran Duran, "Friends of Mine" (UK, 1981)
Talk Talk, "After the Flood" (UK, 1991)
Prolapse, "Government of Spain" (UK, 1999)
DJ Shadow, "I've Been Trying" (US, 2010)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

School of Seven Bells, "I L U" (US, 2010)
Crystal Stilts, "The Dazzled" (US, 2008)
Doye O'Dell, "Diesel Smoke (Dangerous Curves)" (US, 1952)
Tones on Tail, "Twist" (UK, 1984)
Legendary Pink Dots, "God and Machines" (Netherlands, 2010)
Bauhaus, "Silent Hedges" (UK, 1982)
Bat For Lashes, "What's A Girl To Do?" (US, 2007)
Benny Goodman & Helen Forest, "How High The Moon" (US, 1940)
Van Morrison, "Who Drove the Red Sport's Car" (Ireland, 1973)
Wayne Hussey & The Mission, "1969" (UK, 1999)
Flunk, "I Love Music" (Norway, 2002)
Raymond Scott, "Don't Beat Your Wife Every Night" (US, 1961)
Husky Rescue, "Fast Lane" (Finland, 2010)
Dan le Sac & Scroobius Pip, "Thou Shalt Always Kill" (UK, 2007)
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Radio Fragments - Thank You!

The final numbers are still being tallied, but together we raised somewhere in the neighborhood of $1200 for KBCS! This not only helped them exceed their goal for this pledge drive, but also showing definitively that even a small overnight show can make a big difference. Thank you each and every one of you who donated, and for those who didn't...well...we'll have another pledge drive in a few months and I'll get you then. :)

In the coming weeks, I'm going to try to start building up my online presence a bit -- and tonight I'm starting by getting my Facebook fan page set up. If you like the show, you can use the 'Like' button in the sidebar to show your support and get updates on Facebook. Coming soon, I'll be posting more MP3s and reviews on the blog. We have a good thing going and it's time to take it up a notch.

But there's still no end to the great music, this time I am especially pleased with the Queen cover, early Aphex Twin, and Brazilian post-punk that I have lined up...plus a whole lot more. Enjoy!

The show is available from the streaming archive, or you can download the podcast/mp3 version by hour (below).

Hour 1 – 1-2 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Hayseed Dixie, "Bohemian Rhapsody" (US, 2010)
Marc Almond & Siouxie Sioux, "Threat of Love" (UK, 1999)
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, "Come Undone" (US, 2010)
Oscar Brown Jr, "Chicken Heads" (US, 1975)
Earth, Wind & Fire, "Bad Tune" (US, 1971)
Augustus Pablo, "East of the River Nile" (Jamaica, 1973)
Gorillaz, "Clint Eastwood" (UK, 2001)
Big Audio Dynamite II, "Rush" (US, 1991)
Sigue Sigue Sputnik, "Atari Baby ('97 Remix)" (UK, 1997)
Power Pill, "Pac-Man" (UK, 1992)
Heroes' Remix, "David Bowie, Phillip Glass, Aphex Twin" (UK, 1997)
Lorne Greene, "As Time Goes By" (US, 1963)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Fabian, "About This Thing Called Love" (US, 1960)
The Smiths, "This Charming Man" (UK, 1984)
Urban Dance Squad, "Good Grief" (Netherlands, 1994)
Datarock, "Fa Fa Fa" (Norway, 2005)
The Poles, "CN Tower" (Canada, 1977)
Muzak, "Ilha Urbana" (Brazil, 1985)
King Crimson, "Cat Food" (UK, 1970)
Devo, "Don't Shoot (I'm a Man)" (US, 2010)
John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat, "The World Today" (US, 1970)
ZZ Top, "La Grange" (US, 1973)
Peter, Paul & Mary, "I Dig Rock & Roll Music" (US, 1967)
Laika, "Badtimes" (UK, 2000)
The Spoons, "Nova Heart (Redanka Plugged Mix)" (Canada, 1982)
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Radio Fragments - Pledge Drive Underway

Yes, it's that time of the year. I warned everyone it was coming -- and here it is :)

KBCS is in the middle of their pledge drive, and this time it is more important than ever. We haven't hit our funding goals for the last two drives, and there is a real chance of running out of operating funds if we don't hit it this time.

Further, as you might know, there isn't anything else quite like Radio Fragments on the air on KBCS or anywhere else in Seattle. So, on top of helping the station out, I'm asking that you help demonstrate that there are people out there who like what I'm doing. Unfortunately, there are no ratings for overnight timeslots, and they don't track downloads all that well, so voting with dollars is the best way of showing your support for the show.

So, given both of those, I'm here to ask you to support me, support the show, support KBCS, and donate now. I know times are tough all around, and I'm not asking anyone to break the bank, but even $25 donations add up when a lot of them come in. At $52, that's 50 cents an hour for the music I play...do you get 50 cents an hour entertainment out of the show? If you want to support the station more broadly, $10 a month adds up pretty fast.

And to help things along, I'm going to match donations up to a total of $1000. So, if you're thinking "$25, that doesn't help much..." well, that becomes $50. If you work somewhere with matching funds, that $25 becomes $50, and then I'll match _that_...so your $25 is really $100. Now that adds up.

So, have I convinced you?

Great!

You can call the station and donate at 425-564-5000 -- make sure that you tell them that you're calling to support Radio Fragments (otherwise I won't know what to match). You can also donate now online at kbcs.fm -- if you do that, make sure you send me a message and tell me (same thing...I need to know how much to match).

Who's with me? Oh, and then there's music too...enjoy

The show is available from the streaming archive, or you can download the podcast/mp3 version by hour (below).

Hour 1 – 1-2 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Sadistic Mika Band, "Dance is Over" (Japan, 1973)
Luis Russel & His Orchestra, "New Call of the Freaks" (US, 1929)
The Detroit Experiment, "Space Odessey" (US, 2003)
Bird & The Bee, "Ray Gun" (US, 2008)
Bruce McCulloch, "Doors" (Canada, 1995)
The Doors, "The Wasp (Texas Radio & The Big Beat)" (US, 1971)
Senor Coconut, "Riders on the Storm" (Germany/Chile, 2003)
Golan Levin, "Dialtones Part 2" (US, 2003)
Plastikman, "Konception" (Canada, 1994)
Kongar Ool-Ondar, "Little Yurt on the Prarie" (Tuva, 1999)
Ella Fitzgerald, "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me" (US, 1957)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Southern Culture on the Skids, "Greenback Fly" (US, 1996)
BR-549, "No Train To Memphis" (US, 2004)
The Hot Club of Cowtown, "Sleep" (US, 2002)
Michelle Shocked, "One Piece at a Time" (US, 1988)
Pink Floyd, "Money (Original Acoustic Demo)" (UK, 1972)
Love & Rockets, "Earth Sun Moon" (UK, 1987)
Donovan, "Atlantis" (Scotland, 1968)
Arcesia, "White Panther" (US, 1971)
Del the Funky Homosapien, "Mistadobalina" (US, 1991)
Plastilina Mosh, "Enzo" (Mexico, 2003)
Beck, "Hell Yes" (US, 2005)
Solex vs Christina Martinez + Jon Spencer, "Fire Fire" (Netherlands, 2010)
YACHT, "The Afterlife" (US, 2009)
Jean-Michel Jarre, "Last Rendez-Vous (Ron's Piece)" (France, 1986)

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Radio Fragments - September Ends

A couple nice days to end the month...and then some fog as I drove in to the station tonight. It's a weird season. Lots of great music this week. I'm pressed for time so I'll let the music speak for itself.

The show is available from the streaming archive, or you can download the podcast/mp3 version by hour (below).

Hour 1 – 1-2 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Adam Ant, "Dog Eat Dog" (UK, 1980)
Flight of the Conchords, "Foux de Fa Fa" (New Zealand, 2008)
The Dears , "Pinned Together, Falling Apart" (Canada, 2004)
The Black Keys, "Howlin' For You" (US, 2010)
Funkstar de Luxe, "Sun is Shining" (Denmark, 2000)
Prince Fatty, "Gin & Juice" (UK, 2007)
Queen Ifrica, "Coconut Shell" (Jamaica, 2009)
Bill Laswell, "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)" (US, 1997)
David Bowie, "The Gospel According to Tony Day" (UK, 1967)
MC 900 Ft. Jesus, "The City Sleeps" (US, 1991)
Elvis Presley, "Mystery Train" (US, 1955)
The Psychedelic Furs, "Dumb Waiters" (UK, 1981)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Medeski, Martin & Wood, "Your Name Is Snake Anthony" (US, 2002)
R.L. Burnside, "Goin' Down South" (US, 1994)
MC Hawking, "Rock Out With Your Hawk Out" (US, 2006)
Circuit 7, "Video Boys" (UK, 1984)
Men Without Hats, "Antarctica" (Canada, 1980)
Tom Robinson Band, "2-4-6-8 Motorway" (UK, 1977)
The Mekons, "Having a Party" (UK, 1990)
Eva Cassidy, "Autumn Leaves" (US, 1996)
Harry Connick Jr., "Buried in Blue" (US, 1990)
Siouxsie & the Banshees, "Strange Fruit" (UK, 1987)
Jam & Spoon, "Odyssey to Anyoona" (Germany, 1993)
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Radio Fragments - Summer...blink and you missed it.

First day of Autumn...wtf? Where did summer go? Oh well, I suppose that's the risk you take when you...err...live...places? Ok, I guess I didn't think that through, but what do you want when I've got "Atom Bomb" cranked up on the monitors.

But that's just the start of what I've got for you this week. Afrobeat from Africa '70, Billie Holiday from 1939, the original instrumental version of one of my all time favorite vocal pieces, and a pair of 20 minute long tracks...oh, and the song that might just have convinced me to buy a mustang. Yes, it's that good a song. All that and more right here on Radio Fragments!

The show is available from the streaming archive, or you can download the podcast/mp3 version by hour (below).

Hour 1 – 1-2 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Band of Skulls, "Light of the Morning" (UK, 2009)
The Hundred In the Hands, "Pigeons" (US, 2010)
Frontline Assembly, "Bio-Mechanic" (Canada, 1992)
Fluke, "Atom Bomb" (UK, 1996)
Cut Copy, "Where I'm Going" (Australia, 2010)
Menomena, "Taos" (US, 2010)
Fela Kuti & the Africa 70, "Who're You" (Nigeria, 1970)
The Dears, "Pinned Together, Falling Apart (Live)" (Canada, 2004)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Billie Holiday, "Strange Fruit" (US, 1939)
Wardell Gray, "Twisted" (US, 1949)
Mellowtron, "Strange, Fly, Visitor" (US, 1998)
Negativland, "Yellow, Black and Rectangular" (US, 1987)
Autechre, "Y7" (UK, 2010)
B12, "Radiophonic Workshop" (UK, 1996)
Boards of Canada, "Telephasic Workshop" (Scotland, 1998)
Pink Floyd, "Echoes" (UK, 1971)

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