Radio Fragments - Havin' a Heat Wave!

A tropical heat wave, even.

Record setting temps here in Seattle during the day, but at night...ahhh...much nicer. One of the things I really like about a late show like this one is being able to drive home in the middle of the night, windows & sun roof open, just enjoying the cool air after a hot day. What does that have to do with the music? Nothing...it's just true.

There are no MP3s this week, but the show is available from the streaming archive.

Hour 1 – 1-2 am

Shankar Ehsaan Loy, "Pretty Woman" (2003, India)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo w/ Des'ree, "Ain't No Sunshine" (South Africa/UK)
James Brown, "The Payback" (1973, US)
Loleatta Holloway, "Only a Fool" (1975, US)
Marvin Gaye, "A Funky Space Reincarnation" (1978, US)
The Avant Garde, "Naturally Stoned" (1967, US)
Blossom Dearie, "I'm Hip" (1966, US)
Del Close & John Brent, "Basic Hip" (1959, US)
The Scofflaws, "William Shatner" (1995, US)
William Shatner & Henry Rollins, "I Can't Get Behind That" (2004, US)
Joel Grey, "White Room" (1968, US)
Ray Charles & the Blues Brothers, "Twistin'" (1980, US)
Yulduz Usmonova, "Tak Boom" (1999, Uzbekistan)
Smog, "Let's Move to the Country" (1999, US)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am

The Earlies, "Morning Wonder" (2005, UK)
Cowboy Junkies, "Sir Francis Bacon At the Net" (2010, Canada)
Super Furry Animals, "The Very Best of Neil Diamond" (2009, US)
Roger Miller, "Boeing Boeing 707" (1970, US)
Ultravox, "The Wild, The Beautiful & The Damned" (1976, UK)
Xray Spex, "I'm a Poseur" (1978, UK)
Zdob shi Zdub, "Nunta Extremela" (2003, Moldova)
Asuka Sakai And Ado Mizumori, "Crimson Rose And Gin Tonic" (2004, Japan)
Yello, "Desire" (1985, Switzerland)
Loscil, "Zero" (2001, Canada)
Laika, "Uneasy" (2000, UK)
Future Sound of London, "Expander" (1992, UK)
Wildchild, "Renegade Master (Fatboy Slim Old Skool Edit)" (1997, UK)
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Radio Fragments - Summer Vacation Spectacular

Nice to have a bit of time off before I start the new gig -- and it's extra-nice not to have to wake up early Thursday morning!

Tons of great music for you tonight. Ella Fitzgerald, Yma Sumac, and Louis Jordan for those who like their music from the 40s & 50s. Some early (pre-Experience) Hendrix plus Mexican psychedelia if you're more in the 60s and 70s mood. Gotcha covered in the 80s with some Echo & the Bunnymen. ... Yeah 90s & Aughts too. Plus some Solex & LCD Soundsystem from right now.

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)

Suicidal Tendencies, "Institutionalized" (1983, US)
Gang of Four, "Anthrax" (2005, UK)
Prolapse, "The Government of Spain" (1999, UK)
Ry Cooder & V.M. Bhatt, "Longing" (1993, India/US)
The Beatles, "Tomorrow Never Knows" (1966, UK)
Mr. Wright, "The Moon and the Stars" (1999, UK)
Ella Fitzgerald, "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me" (1957, US)
LCD Soundsystem, "I Can Change" (2010, US)
Coco Steel & Lovebomb, "Yachts (A Man Called Adam Mix)" (1999, UK)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Echo & the Bunnymen, "The Cutter" (1983, UK)
Cabaret Voltaire, "Sunday Night at Biot" (1976, UK)
Khan feat. Julee Cruise, "Body Dump (Modernist Mix)" (1999, US)
Solex Vs. Cristina Martinez + Jon Spencer, "Galaxy Man" (2010, Netherlands)
Louis Jordan, "I Want You To Be My Baby" (1946, US)
Yma Sumac, "Babalu" (1952, Peru/US)
Gotan Project, "La Gloria" (2010, France)
Say Hi To Your Mom, "One, Two... One" (2009, US)
Jimi Hendrix & the Isley Brothers, "Testify" (1964, US)
The Fall, "Hot Cake" (2010, UK)
Hawkwind, "Master of the Universe" (1971, UK)
The Dug Dugs, "Lost In My World" (1971, Mexico)
The Mexican Institute of Sound, "El Microfino" (2007, Mexico)
Crystal Method, "Trip Like I Do" (1997, US)
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Radio Fragments - Hooray for Summer!

It's been a weird cold spring here in the Seattle area...but today breaks that trend, and about time. For the first time in 273 (!) days, the temperature broke 75F. After a while you start pulling for the cool air. "Come on! You can do 300 days! Go Arctic air!" Or maybe that's me. But now that it's passed, I'm glad for the warmth. I drove in to the show tonight with the sunroof open!

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 White Stripes, "Little Cream Soda" (2007, US)
James Cotton Band, "Superharp" (1984, US)
Negativland, "Nesbitt's Lime Soda Song" (1987, US)
Tones on Tail, "Ok This is the Pops" (1984, UK)
Field Recording, "Old Alabama" (US)
David Bowie, "Alabama Song" (1980, UK)
R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders, "Alabama Jubilee" (1993, US)
A3, "Woke Up This Morning" (2003, UK)
Fela Kuti, "Zombie" (1977, Nigeria)
Alien Sex Fiend, "Now I'm Feeling Zombified" (1990, UK)
The Sisters of Mercy, "Ribbons" (1990, UK)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Garmarna, "Gamen (The Vulture)" (1999, Sweden)
Monks, "Monk Time (1966, US/Germany)
The Zutons, "Pressure Point" (2004, UK)
Fujiya & Miyagi, "In One Ear & Out The Other" (2006, UK)
Senor Coconut, "Trans Europe Express" (2000, Germany/Chile)
Kraftwerk, "The Voice of Energy" (1975, Germany)
Jean Michel Jarre, "Revolution, Revolutions" (1988, France)
Talking Heads, "Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)" (1980, US)
Sleigh Bells, "Infinity Guitars" (2010, US)
Sadistic Mika Band, "Dance Is Over" (1973, Japan)
The Five Blobs, "The Blob" (1958, US)
S.P.O.C.K., "Dr. McCoy" (1998, Sweden)
Abraham Inc., "Tweet Tweet" (2010, US)
Banco de Gaia, "Obsidian" (2000, UK)
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Life In Fragments - Just another show

What? Huh? Just another show!?

Well, yeah, kinda. I just finished the run of shows 24, 25 & 26 which were all kind of numerical milestones. Now here we are at #27 and all I can say is 'well, it's 33'. Cool, but not exactly apropos of anything.

But that doesn't mean it's not a great show. Go ahead, press play and find out...you know you wanna.

There are no MP3s this week, but the show is available from the streaming archive.

Hour 1 – 1-2 am

Doye O’Dell, “Diesel Smoke (Dangerous Curves)” (1952)
Dave Dudley, “I Got Lost” (1965)
Tom Waits, “Phantom 309” (1975)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, “From Her to Eternity” (UK, 1984)
Angelo Badalamenti, “The Pink Room” (1992)
Bauhaus, “2. Peter Murphy” (UK, 1981)
Bruce McCulloch, “Eraserhead” (Canada, 1995)
Kid Koala, “Drunk Trumpet” (2000)
Lovage, “Herbs, Good Hygene, and Socks” (2001)
The Slew, “100%” (2009)
Bob Log III, “Log Bomb” (2003)
Johann Johannsson, “Theme” (Iceland, 2009)
David Hykes, “Two Poles, Ascent” (1982)
Oleg Kuular, “Tuvan Industrial” (Tuva, 1996)
Severed Heads, “Dead Eyes Opened” (Australia, 1983)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am

Gong, “Pot Head Pixies” (UK, 1973)
Pink Floyd, “Bike” (UK, 1967)
Hardal, “Bir Yagmur Masali” (Turkey, 1978)
Grapes of Wrath, “All The Things I Wasn’t” (Canada, 1989)
The Black Keys, “Tighten Up” (2010)
Cake, “The Distance” (1996)
Band of Bees, “Chicken Payback” (UK, 2004)
The Long Blondes, “You Could Have Both” (UK, 2006)
Buddy Greco, “Around The World” (1960)
Astronaut Wife, “Cape Canaveral” (2000)
The Bran Flakes, “The Music From Another Planet” (2001)
Spiritualized, “Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (Original Elvis Mix)” (UK, 1997)
M.I.A., “Born Free” (UK, 2010)
Hal feat. Jillian Anderson, “Extremis (Qattara Remix)” (UK, 1997)
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Life In Fragments - 26 Weeks

26 weeks. One half a year. It honestly doesn't seem that long. I love coming in late, the studio is quiet and dark, and I get to play my favorite music for my favorite people -- anonymous radio listeners and internet denizens.

To celebrate this milestone, I am revisiting some of my favorite tunes from the first 5 months or so. You might call it a cop-out -- in which case you've got a real attitude problem, Mister. I've done 25 shows without repeats, that's 50 hours of music. Give me a break. Sheesh, you anonymous types are rough!

And of course, this is a pledge week at KBCS. So, if you listen to this show on the internet, please take a moment and think about the value you get out of this show and consider a small donation to the people who make it possible. Go to kbcs.fm and click the 'donate now' link. Any and all donations are valued. May I suggest $50? That's less than a dollar per show, less than 50 cents per hour. What, is my time not worth 50 measly cents an hour? Wow, you guys really are tough.

Next week, more great new tunes, and 100% less begging for money.

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)

Eric Clapton, “The Sky Is Crying” (UK, 1988)
Isley Brothers, “Fight The Power” (1975)
Barenaked Ladies, “Fight The Power” (Canada, 1993)
Bibi Tanga & Le Professeur Inlassable, “It’s The Earth That Moves” (France, 2009)
Lali Puna, “Our Inventions” (Germany, 2010)
Marnie Stern, “The Devil Is In The Details” (2008)
The Slew, “Robbing Banks (Doin’ Time)” (2009)
The Fall, “Totally Wired” (UK, 1980)
Scout Niblett, “The Calcination of Scout Niblett” (2010)
Brian Eno, “Dead Finks Don’t Talk” (UK, 1974)
These New Puritans, “Navigate, Navigate” (UK, 2008)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Beefy, “1-800-NERDCORE” (2006)
MC 900 Ft. Jesus, “If I Only Had a Brain” (1994)
Devo, “R U Experienced” (1984)
Soft Cell, “Memorabilia” (UK, 1981)
Grateful Dead, “Viola Lee Blues” (1967)
Clutch, “50,000 Unstoppable Watts” (2009)
The Noisettes, “Don’t Give Up” (UK, 2007)
Cracker Cats, “Middle of Nowhere” (Canada, 2008)
Roy Brown, “Butcher Pete” (1950)
Frankie Brunson, “Ward 13” (1957)
Abraham, Inc. “Moskowitz Remix” (2010)
Kelly (Liam Kyle Sullivan), “My Romantic Pattern” (2006)
Trans-X, “Living On Video (L.O.V. 2005 Version)” (Canada, 2005)
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