Radio Fragments - Lucky number...err..20?

I've been back on the air for a few months now, and tonight is show #20! It's been a lot of fun and I've been really enjoying bringing everyone the best music from the last 60+ years or so.

It's been my goal for the first few shows to never repeat a song from a previous show -- and even to avoid repeating bands all that much. I won't be able to keep that up for ever, but as of this show, there's 40 hours of music without a repeat. (In your face, Clear Channel stations!)

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 Brian Auger Trinity, “It’s a Bloody Life” (UK, 1965)
Sonny Boy Williamson, “Bring It On Home” (1963)
Led Zeppelin, “Bring It On Home” (UK, 1972)
A3, “Hypo Full Of Love (The 12-Step Plan)” (UK, 1997)
SoCalled, “You Are Never Alone” (Canada, 2006)
Holly Cole, “Too Darn Hot” (Canada, 2003)
Bibi Tanga & The Selenites, “Red Wine” (France, 2010)
Shinki Chen, “Freedom of a Mad Paper Lantern” (Japan, 1971)
Bombay Laughing Club, “Working Boy Blues” (Canada, 2007)
Mississippi John Hurt, “Salty Dog Blues” (1970)
The Doors, “Cars Hiss By My Window” (1971)
Jonah, "Algiers" (1994)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Huun-Huur-Tu, “Sarala” (Tuva, 1999)
Forro in the Dark, “Forrowest” (2006)
Land of the Loops, “Eastes Park” (1999)
Gorillaz, “Broken” (2010)
The Black Mighty Orchestra, "Ocean Beach" (2000)
Etta James, “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” (1961)
Frankie Brunson, “Ward 13” (1957)
The Bar-Kays, “Holy Ghost” (1975)
The Cardigans & Tom Jones, “Burning Down The House” (1999)
The Nutley Brass, “I Wanna Be Sedated” (1999)
Marc B & Blade, "The Unknown" (2000)
Up, Bustle & Out, “Hip Hop Barrio” (UK, 2000)
Groove Armada, “At the River” (1999)
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Radio Fragments - Happy Birthday(s)

I don't know what is in the air in mid-July, but 9 months later I know 3 different people who's birthday falls on April 20/21 (not to mention Iggy Pop, Robert Smith, and Hitler). So, happy birthday to everyone (except Hitler -- no cake for you, you murderous fuck.)

Ahem. I seem to have lost my train of thought.

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)

Shirley Bassey, “Big Spender (Wild Oscar Mix)” (UK, 2001)
Hip Hop Hoodios, "Raza Hoodia" (2002)
PJ Harvey, "The Wind" (1998)
Eldridge Holmes, "Pop, Popcorn Children" (1969)
Nathaniel Merriweather, "Pit Stop (Take Me Home)" (2001)
DJ Krush, "Endless Railway" (Japan, 2001)
Cut Copy, "Lights and Music" (Australia, 2007)
Ladytron, "Lightandmagic" (UK, 2002)
Yuka Honda, "I Dream About You" (Japan, 2004)
Crustation, "Purple" (UK, 1997)
Tricky, "Christian Sands" (UK, 1996)
Built To Spill, "Good Ol' Boredom" (2009)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Patricia Barber, "The Beat Goes On" (1999)
Tori Amos, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (1992)
David Byrne & Brian Eno, "Strange Overtones" (2008)
St. Etienne, "Stormtroopers in Drag" (UK, 1997)
Donna Summer, "I Feel Love" (1979)
Danny Barnes & Thee Old Codgers, "Things That I Done Wrong" (2001)
John Mayall's Blues Breakers, "Bare Wires - Where Did I Belong" (UK, 1968)
Holy Fuck, "Super Inuit" (Canada, 3:32)
Tomita, “Syncopated Clock” (Japan, 1982)
Cirrus, "Backwards Ass Country Funk" (1998)
Trance Groove, "Ange Gardien" (1996)
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Radio Fragments - Thank goodness I did my taxes in January

Normally when it comes to taxes, I'm a bit of a procrastinator. I get a lot of things going -- like this show -- and then the 'little things' just seem to fall through the cracks in my schedule. Not this year, though! The second I had all my info together, I did my taxes online and crossed it off my list. Bully for me.

What that meant, however, is that I didn't spend tonight rushing around like an idiot pulling my taxes together, so you get a well considered and planned show. Double Bully! Well, tell me think after you've listened, I suppose, but what's not to like?

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)

Raymond Scott, “Powerhouse” (1937)
Raymond Scott, “The Wing Thing” (1963)
Aria, “My Stoned Wings” (2001)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Little Wing” (1967)
Bob Hope & Jane Russell, “Wing Ding Tonite” (1952)
Blossom Dearie, “I’m Hip” (1966)
M. Ward, “Magic Trick” (2006)
John Lee Hooker, “One Bourbon, One Shot, and One Beer” (1966)
Frankie Yankovic, “Barroom Polka”
Austin Lounge Lizards, “Jesus Loves Me (But He Can’t Stand You)” (1991)
Rachid Taha, “Rock El Casbah” (French-Algerian, 2007)
Suzy, “Noches” (Israel, 2003)
Moev, “Alibis” (Canada, 1986)
Nicola Conte, “Bossa Per Due” (Italy, 2001)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Blue Buddha” (1993)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Norm Hacking, “Cats Everywhere” (2005)
Barenaked Ladies, “If I Had a Million Dollars” (Canada, 1992)
Speck, “Conventional Lover” (2008)
Stevie Ray Vaughn, “Mary Had a Little Lamb” (1983)
Funkstar De Luxe vs. Bob Dylan, “All Along The Watchtower” (2000)
The Real Tuesday Weld, “I Love The Rain (Acid Rain Mix)” (UK, 2006)
Roots Manuva feat. Chali 2na, “Join The Dots” (2002)
Brian Ferry, “I Put A Spell On You”
Datarock, “Fa Fa Fa” (Norway, 2005)
Devo, “Through Being Cool” (1981)
The Noisettes, “Don’t Give Up” (UK, 2007)
Massive Attack, “Antistar” (UK, 2003)
Trip Theory, “You Are Bein’ Taken” (1998)
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Radio Fragments - Rockin' my way out of a sleepy haze

Oof. Up at 5:30 this morning to prep for a meeting, and then at the station until 3am with the show. Long day, but I kept the joint shaking to keep my eyes open. But now it's past 3:30 and the bed beckons. Enjoy the show!

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)

Cafe Tacuba, "Eo"
Cocktail Angst, "Muy Loco Psycho Mambo"
Loop Guru, "Shiekh"
DJ Sushi, "Invasion of the Incredible Giant Crab Sandwich"
Cake, "Comfort Eagle"
Ursula 1000, "The Shake"
13th Floor Elevators, "You're Gonna Miss Me"
Clutch, "50,000 Unstoppable Watts"
James Brown, "The Pay Back"
Rahul Dev Burman, "Hum Kisi se Kum Nahin"
Jerry Reed, "The Uptown Poker Club"
Kraftwerk, "Ruckzuck"
Holger Czukay, "Blessed Easter"

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Can, "Don't Turn On The Lights, Leave Me Alone"
Fela Kuti, "Gentleman"
Buddy Greco, "I Love Being Here With You"
Jamie Cullum, "Twentysomething"
Richard Cheese, "Loser"
Charlotte Gainsbourg, "Trick Pony"
Jethro Tull, “Heavy Horses”
Kaki King, “Kewpie Station”
Tom Waits, “Black Wings”
Cirrus, "The Answer"
Keoki, "Ego Trip (Cirrus Remix)"
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Radio Fragments - Long Song Extravaganza Pt. 2

It went over well last time, so I'm back to try again. All long songs -- nothing shorter than eight-and-a-half minutes, some more than 16 -- just eleven songs for the whole show.

There's blue, jazz, 80s kitsch, 90s electronic perfection, even a piece from Mali in Africa. There's something for everyone here in Club Fragments, come on in, the water is... hmm, that metaphor doesn't work. Just click on the links below. I promise it doesn't suck.

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)

Tom Waits, “$29.00”
Duke Robillard, "Blues a rama"
Red Holloway feat. John Patton, "Crib Theme"
Jon Anderson & Vangelis, "Friends of Mr. Cairo"
Yello, "The Race"

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Fading Colors, "In This Garden of Mine"
Vangelis, "Blade Runner Blues"
Sorry Bamba, "Porry"
Pink Floyd, "Interstellar Overdrive"
Propellerheads, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
Orbital, "Lush 3 (Euro Tunnel Disaster '94)"
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