Radio Fragments - Long Play Extravaganza #3

I have to admit that I'm a bit surprised. I sort of thought people would see the "Long play extravaganza" shows as being me just phoning it in...but I've received a lot of comments that people really enjoy them. So, here's another episode for you!

Sadly, we had some technical difficulties... I played the wrong first song, then Jimi started to skip, so I had to rush to find something to fill in...phew. And here I thought it would be a slow night! Anyway...2 hours, 10 songs. If you like long songs, welcome home.

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)

The Strokes, "You Only Live Once" (US, 2006)
Charles Mingus w/ Jean Shepherd, "The Clown" (US, 1957)
The Undisputed Truth, "Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)" (US, 1970)
The Grateful Dead, "Viola Lee Blues" (US, 1967)
Spiritualized, "Cop Shoot Cop" (UK, 1997)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, "Voodoo Chile" (US, 1968)
Underworld, "Mmm Skyscraper I Love You" (UK, 1994)
The Chemical Brothers, "Escape Velocity" (UK, 2010)
Jean Michel Jarre, "Oxygene Pt. 5" (France, 1976)
David Sylvian & Holger Czukay, "Premonition (Giant Empty Iron Vessel)" (UK/Poland, 1986)

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Radio Fragments - Insert Clever Tagline Here

This week I am super happy to have found the Two Man Gentlemen Band who have great old-timey songs about chocolate milk and prime numbers. Also, Beat Connection who are a pair of local guys who met at the U of W and are making some great music. They're also super cool and have put their EP up online and free for download.

Oh, and of course in just a day or so it's my wonderful wife's birthday. Happy birthday sweetheart!

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)

Riggs, "Radar Rider" (US, 1981)
OK Go, "The Lovecats" (US, 2005)
The Cure, "Fire In Cairo" (UK, 1979)
Digitalism, "Digitalism in Cairo" (Germany, 2007)
Ken Nordine, "Fibonacci Numbers" (US, 2001)
The Two Man Gentleman Band, "Prime Numbers" (US, 2006)
The Two Man Gentleman Band, "Chocolate Milk" (US, 2010)
Harry 'the hipster' Gibson, "Who Put The Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine" (US, 1947)
Nina Simone, "Mississippi Goddam" (US, 1963)
Ofo & The Black Company, "Allah Wakbarr" (Logos, 1972)
The Dead Weather, "The Difference Between us" (US, 2010)
TV Buddhas, "Fun Girls" (Germany, 2010)
LCD Soundsystem, "I Can Change" (US, 2010)
Autechre, "Montreal" (UK, 1994)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Soft Machine, "Penny Hitch" (UK, 2007)
Roxy Music, "2HB" (UK, 1972)
Placebo, "20th Century Boy" (UK, 1998)
The Who, "The Seeker" (UK, 1971)
Autolux, "Highchair" (US, 2010)
Tom Waits, "Depot Depot" (US, 1974)
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, "Come Undone" (US/Scotland, 2010)
Charlotte Gainsbourg, "Trick Pony" (France, 2009)
Tame Impala, "Lucidity" (Australia, 2010)
Beat Connection, "In The Water" (US, 2010)
Spacemen 3, "I Love You" (UK, 1991)
Tracey Thorn, "Kentish Town (Walls Remix)" (UK, 2010)

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Radio Fragments - Birthday Month begins

September seems to be the month of birthdays for people I know -- including myself, my wife, at least 2 coworkers and a couple friends. What's up with that? Something about new year's eve perhaps? Anyway, Happy Birthday all you wonderful people!

Not necessarily an auspicious start, though, my lips refused to say the words in front of me, CDs skipped, I played the wrong track twice. Sheesh. Good thing the music is awesome or it would have just been me being a goof behind a mic.

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)

Canned Heat, "Sugar Bee" (US, 1970)
Mojo Nixon, "The Pleasurelegience" (US, 1995)
Caravan Palace, "Star Scat" (France, 2010)
Talking Heads, "Born Under Punches" (US, 1980)
Cowboy Junkies, "State Trooper" (Canada, 1986)
Mute Math, "Reset" (US, 2004)
The Slew, "Robbin' Banks (Doin' Time)" (US/Canada, 2009)
James Brown, "Get Up (I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine)" (US, 1970)
Lorraine Feather, "New York City Drag" (US, 2001)
Regina Spektor, "On the Radio" (US, 2006)
Avalanches, "Electricity" (Australia, 2001)
My Morning Jacket, "Off The Record" (US, 2005)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Sparklehorse w/ Julian Casablancas, "Little Girl" (US, 2010)
Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney, "Heart of the Country" (UK, 1971)
Zero 7, "Pageant of the Bizarre" (UK, 2006)
Clark Equipment, "Hooray for Human Engineering" (US, 1970)
Harry Nilsson, "Coconut" (US, 1971)
Kind of Like Spitting, "Draft Dodger Rag" (US, 2005)
Cotton Jones, "Somehow to Keep it Going" (US, 2010)
BR5-49, "No Train To Memphis" (US, 2004)
Crocodiles, "Sleep Forever" (US, 2010)
School of Seven Bells, "Babelonia" (US, 2010)
Bill Baird, "Cloud Breath" (US, 2006)
Blancmange, "Don't Tell Me" (UK, 1984)
Lindstrom & Christabelle, "Lovesick" (Norway, 2010)
Beach House, "10 Miles Stereo" (US, 2010)
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Radio Fragment - "2-0-2-0, labeled 'The Enjoyment of Long-Form Krautrock'"

What can I say? Sometimes there are pieces of music it helps to have a Penfield Mood Organ to really get into...and tonight's 20 minute excursion into german avante garde rock might be one of them. Still awesome, though. Give it a try.

Quite a range I've got for you tonight. Beside the aforementioned epic Krautrock odyssey by Can, there's Shatner's "Tambourine Man", instrumental Beastie Boys, some Violent Femmes, oh, and the only song with performances of all five members of Pink Floyd -- and a whole lot more as well. Don't let the Can scare you off...set those Penfields and turn it up!

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)

Eli 'Paperboy' Reed, "Explosion" (US, 2010)
Violent Femmes, "Gone Daddy Gone" (US, 1983)
Villagers, "Home" (Ireland, 2010)
The XX, "Basic Space" (UK, 2009)
William Shatner, "Tambourine Man" (US, 1968)
Throbbing Gristle, "Six Six Sixties" (UK, 1979)
Pink Floyd, "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" (UK, 1968)
Can, "You Doo Right" (Germany, 1969)
Anja Garbarek, "I.C.U." (Norway, 1996)
Deltron 3030, "Upgrade (A Brymar College Course)" (US, 2000)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Games, "Heartlands" (US, 2010)
Tricky (feat. Alison Goldfrapp), "Pumpkin" (UK, 1995)
LCD Soundsystem, "Drunk Girls" (US, 2010)
Kasabian, "Club Foot" (UK, 2004)
Tamaryn, "The Waves" (US, 2010)
Brian Eno, "No One Receiving" (UK, 1977)
Cesaria Evora, "Cize" (Cape Verde, 2001)
David Bowie , "Moonage Daydream" (UK, 1972)
The Black Angels, "Bad Vibrations" (US, 2010)
Nick Cave, "Midnight Man" (Australia, 2008)
Bear in Heaven, "You Do You" (US, 2009)
Band of Mad Women, "The Cave" (Bulgaria, 2006)
Beastie Boys, "Shambalah" (US, 1996)
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Radio Fragments - Cool Night Air

We got a really slow start to the summer here in Seattle, so it seems a little silly to say "Thank goodness that sun and heat has gone", but sheesh, it was record-setting-hot here and I'm glad for a nice cool evening to drive to the studio and back in.

Lots of great mini-themes this week... three examples of "hey, they recorded _this_ as well" that might have you scratching your head and tapping your feet, klezmer from 2010 & 1950, a french rap cover of "Oh What a Night", and let's not forget Nina Simone and Abbey Lincoln...oh, and some Neon Indian and brand new Chemical Brothers. Mmmm...chunky electronics. The coolest music of all time, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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)

Neon Indian, "Ephemeral Artery" (US, 2009)
The Pleased, "Already Gone" (US, 2003)
Joanna Newsome, "'81" (US, 2010)
Nina Simone, "Please Don't Let Me Be Understood" (US, 1964)
Eric Bourdon & The Animals, "San Franciscan Nights" (US, 1967)
Underworld & Brian Eno, "Beebop Hurry" (UK, 2009)
Zooey, "111.1" (UK, 2001)
The Avalanches, "Frontier Psychiatrist" (Australia, 2001)
Abraham, Inc., "Moskowitz Remix" (US, 2010)
Dave Tarras Orchestra, "Second Avenue Square Dance" (US, 1950)
Ray Anthony, "Dragnet/Room 43" (US, 1953)
Abbey Lincoln, "Throw It Away" (US, 1995)
Javetta Steele, "Calling You" (US, 1987)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Puscifer w/Milla Jovovich, "The Mission" (US, 2010)
Milla Jovovich, "Lazy Orbit" (US, )
Operation Ivy, "Bombshell" (US, 1989)
Tim Armstrong, "Into Action" (US, 2007)
Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara, "Kele Kele (No Passport No Visa)" (UK/Gambia, 2009)
The B-52s, "52 Girls" (US, 1979)
Arcadia, "Missing" (UK, 1985)
Yannick, "Ces Soirees La (December 1963 (Oh What A Night))" (France, 2000)
Van Morrison, "T.B. Sheets" (UK, 1973)
John Mayall & Blues breakers, "She's Too Young" (UK, 1968)
Junior Boys, "In the Morning" (Canada, 2006)
The Chemical Brothers, "Escape Velocity" (US, 2010)
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