Radio Fragments - Yamma Yamma Ding Ding!

Just a beautiful day here in the north west and keeping that good feeling going, here's this week's federally mandated weekly dose of awesome!

Tons of great stuff this week. Robyn Hitchcock singing the praises of SeaTac, some Motorhead, Perfume Genius, and the Propellerheds taking California -- and that's just 4 song. Come on, you know you want to listen and find out how 72 year old Country singer Wanda Jackson figures into the mix. It's just a click away.

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)

Bob Dylan, "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream" (US, 1965)
Adam Ant, "Apollo 9" (UK, 1985)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, "Apollo 69" (UK, 1995)
Big Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam, "Romance Without Finance" (US, 1953)
Canned Heat w/ John Lee Hooker, "Alimonia Blues" (US, 1970)
Tom Waits, "Frank's Wild Years" (US, 1983)
Jack Penate, "Tonight's Today" (UK, 2009)
Robyn Hitchcock, "Viva! Seatac" (UK, 1999)
Elbow, "Grounds for Divorce" (UK, 2009)
The White Stripes, "Good To Me" (US, 1999)
Motorhead, "The Ace of Spades" (UK, 1980)
Sambassadeur, "Albatross" (Sweden, 2010)
CBS Romania, "Mask It!" (UK, 2010)
Math & Physics Club, "Jimmy Had a Polaroid" (US, 2010)
The Hot Club of Cowtown, "Sleep" (US, 2002)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

LCD Soundsystem, "You Wanted A Hit" (US, 2010)
Absolute Body Control, "Figures" (Belgium, 2008)
The Cranberries, "Linger" (Ireland, 1993)
Interpol, "Obsticle 1" (US, 2002)
Perfume Genius, "No Problem" (US, 2010)
Say Hi, "One, Two... One" (US, 2009)
Wanda Jackson, "Shakin' All Over" (US, )
Imperial Teen, "Yoo Hoo" (US, 1999)
The Decemberists, "July July" (US, 2002)
Gong, "Tropical Fish/Selene" (UK, 1971)
Propellerheads, "Take California" (UK, 1998)
Land of the Loops, "Eastes Park" (US, 1999)
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Radio Fragments - Running a little behind

Oops, I'm behind on getting this week's show posted, so I'll just say '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)

The Jazz Butcher, "Caroline Wheeler's Birthday Present"
Steve Lawrence & Edie Gorme, "Black Hole Sun"
Jamie Cullum, "Twentysomething"
Danny Kaye & the Andrew Sisters, "Civilization"
Camper van Beethoven, "When I Win The Lottery"
The Black Keys, "Tighten Up"
Albert Pia, "El Lado Mas Bestia de la Vida"
Rev. Cleophus Robinson, "Morning & Evening"
Fruteland Jackson, "Blues 2.0"
The XX, "Crystalized"
The Bad Plus, "Comfortably Numb"
David Bowie, "Wild is the Wind"

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Solex vs. Cristina Martinez + Jon Spencer, "Galaxy Man"
Lusine, "Gravity"
Kelly, "My Romantic Pattern"
The Cure, "A Forest"
Cornership, "Who Fingered Rock n' Roll?"
Dungen, "Familj"
Danny Barnes, "Things That I Done Wrong"
The Four Lads, "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"
Ohio Players, "Funky Worm"
Shel Silverstein, "Have Another Expresso"
Strongbad & Friends, "The Cheat is Not Dead"
A Division of Laura Lee, "Need To Get Some"
Hilt, "Way Out There"
Stars, "Your Ex-Lover is Dead"
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Radio Fragments - Accidentally putting people to sleep since December 2009

Interestingly, I ended up with a lot of music from the 50s tonight, not sure how that happened, but sometimes it just turns out that way. Sinatra, Fitzgerald, Sun Ra, and more. Plus music from every decade since. That's Radio Fragments for you...except where I play the wrong song and it's a lullaby at 2:30 am. Awesome...

I had to disable comments because there's a spammer who uses them, and I got tired of getting all my comments from "uggboots"... so, 1) if you were thinking of buying Uggs, please reconsider. 2) If you want to comment on the music, please send me an email at dj (@) radio fragments (dot) com.

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 Bar-Kays, "Holy Ghost" (US, 1975)
Tom Waits, "It's All Right With Me" (US, 1991)
Harry Connick Jr., "It's All Right With Me" (US, 1990)
Frank Sinatra, "Love is the Tender Trap" (US, 1956)
Tender Trap, "Do You Want A Boyfriend" (UK, 2010)
Susheela Raman, "Love Trap" (UK, 2003)
Allan Ginsburg, "Personal Ad" (US, 1990)
Sun Ra, "Plutonian Nights" (US, 1958)
Anubian Lights, "Walking Eagle" (UK, 2005)
Ratatat, "Neckbrace" (US, 2010)
Black Tambourine, "For Ex-Lovers Only" (US, 1992)
The Jesus & Mary Chain, "Just Like Honey" (UK, 1985)
Tangerine Dream, "Convention of the 24" (Germany, 1982)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 21 Mb - Only the first 20 or so minutes got recorded :( )

Crayon Fields, "All The Pleasures of the World" (Australia, 2009)
Dum Dum Girls, "It Only Takes One Night" (US, 2010)
The Kinks, "Till The End of the Day" (UK, 1965)
Otis Spann, "The Hard Way" (US, 1960)
Jackie Brenston & his Delta Cats, "Rocket 88" (US, 1951)
Ella Fitzgerald, "Dreams Are Made For Children" (US, 1958)
Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross, "Twisted" (US, 1960)
Simple Minds, "Thirty Frames a Second" (UK, 1980)
Dengue Fever, "Seeing Hands" (US/Cambodia, 2008)
Can, "Don't Turn On The Lights, Leave Me Alone" (Germany, 1970)
Passengers, "Always Forever Now" (Ireland, 1995)
Oi Va Voi, "Yuri" (UK, 2007)
Abraham, Inc., "Tweet Tweet" (US, 2010)
Juno Reactor, "God is God" (UK, 1997)
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Radio Fragments - 25

As a software guy it's hard for me not to attach importance to the powers of 2, and tonight's show is my 32nd, that's 25. I won't get another power of 2 for another 32 shows, so I'm going to enjoy it for now. That's all the math I have for you tonight.

On tap tonight, music from Mexico, from Sweden, from Guinea and Turkey. Brigitte Bardot? Yup. Flight of the Conchords? Yuh-huh. 3 guys named Baba? Well how could I not? It's all 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)

Bostich & Fussible, "Nortena del Sur" (Mexico, 2008)
Flight of the Conchords, "Foux Du Fafa" (New Zealand, 2008)
Gentle People, "Mr. Whisky" (US, 1999)
Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot, "Bonnie & Clyde" (France, 1968)
Charlotte Gainsbourg, "Trick Pony" (UK, 2009)
Regina Spektor, "On The Radio" (US, 2006)
Komeda, "Binario" (Sweden, 1998)
Timber Timbre, "Lay Down In The Tall Grass" (US, 2009)
Eels, "Fresh Blood" (US, 2009)
Bauhaus, "Bela Lugosi's Dead" (UK, 1979)
Prolapse , "Adiabatic" (UK, 1999)
Cowboy Junkies, "A Walk in the Park" (Canada, 2010)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Baba Djan, "Touba Fama Ke" (Guinea, 1992)
Baba Cay, "Mancis" (Turkey, 2003)
Baba Brinkman, "El Plantador" (Canada, 2004)
Dread Zeppelin, "Big Ol' Gol' Belt" (US, 1991)
Rolf Harris, "Stairway to Heaven" (Australia, 1993)
DJ Food & Ken Nordine, "Aging Young Rebel" (US, 2000)
Suicide, "Rocket USA" (US, 1977)
Jean-Jacques Burnel, "Euroman" (UK, 1979)
The Stranglers, "No More Heroes" (UK, 1977)
Gary Numan, "Listen to the Sirens" (UK, 1978)
Devo, "Too Much Paranoias" (US, 1978)
Love and Rockets, "This Heaven" (UK, 1994)
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Radio Fragments - Comedy of Errors

So, first I didn't pack all the CDs I needed, and then the show got a late start and threw my timing off, then one of the CD players decided not to work, then one of the CDs wouldn't read properly anyway, then my initial draft of this blog post mysteriously disappeared. Sheesh, pretty much the only thing that went well was... 2 hours of awesome music! It's all about the music.

And we do have some great music tonight. We have something composed for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, a soccer/football related song (that isn't the one done by Gotan Project!), The Violent Femmes singing a song from the Jetsons, some music from my current favorite album ("Amsterdam Throwdown King Street Showdown" by Solex) and even a promotional dittie by 7-11 from 1970. Who's got two thumbs and has you covered? ->THIS guy<-

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)

Crystal Method vs. The Doors, "Roadhouse Blues" (2005, US)
Dave Bartholomew, "Who Drank My Beer While I was in the Rear" (1952, US)
The Simpsons, "A Very Good Beer" (1997, US)
Queen, "Good Company" (1975, UK)
The Real Tuesday Weld, "Bathtime in Clerkenwell" (2004, UK)
David Byrne & Marisa Monte, "Waters of March" (1996, US/Brazil)
The Cardigans & Tom Jones, "Burning Down The House" (1999, UK/Sweden)
Massive Attack, "Teardrop" (1998, UK)
Boards of Canada, "Aquarius" (1998, Scotland)
Solex vs. Cristina Martinez + Jon Spencer, "Fire Fire" (2007, Netherlands)
Raymond Scott, "Bendix: The Tomorrow People" (1963, US)
Art Mineo, "Welcome To Tomorrow" (1962, US)
Joy Division, "Colony" (1980, UK)
Tear Garden, "Coma" (1987, Canada)
Santosh, "I Enjoy Enjoyment, Pleasure Is All, No Unpleasant Things, Thank You" by Seth-Seth (2006, Canada)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Manu Chao, "Me Gustas Tu" (2001, France)
Ojos de Brujo, "Color" (2006, Spain)
Telepopmusik, "Breathe (Banzai Republic's X-Hale Remix)" (2004, France)
Barmy Army, "Sharp as a Needle" (1988, UK)
Pink Floyd, "Fearless" (1971, UK)
Sparklehorse (feat. Julian Casablancas), "Little Girl" (2009, US)
M. Ward, "Chinese Translation" (2006, US)
McLusky, "She Will Only Bring You Happiness" (2004, Wales)
The The , "Uncertain Smile" (1983, UK)
Violent Femmes, "Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah" (1995, US)
7-11, "Dance the Slurp" (1970, US)
Single Gun Theory, "Words Written Backward" (1991, Australia)
Elite Gymnastics, "Is This On Me?" (2010, US)
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