Radio Fragments - Back To Work

It was a wonderful, long holiday break. I enjoyed the christmas show, the year-end retrospective, but -- just as I was hankering to get back to work after a couple of weeks -- I am hankering to get back to doing what I love best, playing great music for random strangers.

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)

Syndicats, "Crawdaddy Simone" (UK, 1965)
R.L. Burnside w/ Kid Rock, "My Name's Robert Too" (US, 2004)
The Rumblers, "Blockade aka That's It" (US)
Lonnie Walker, "Summertime" (US, 2009)
Yacht, "The Afterlife" (US, 2009)
Prolapse, "Essence of Cessna" (UK, 1999)
Autolux, "Highchair" (US, 2010)
Thunderball, "I C Colors" (US, 2010)
Henri Salvador, "Mais Non, Mais Non" (UK, 2008)(France, 1969)
The Dears, "Pinned Together, Falling Apart (Live)" (Canada, 2004)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Black Mighty Orchestra, "Ocean Beach" (2000)
Clara Rockmore, "Valse Sentimentale" (1997)
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, "White Corolla" (US, 2009)
Silicon Teens, "Memphis, Tennessee" (UK, 1980)
Best Coast, "Crazy For You" (US, 2010)
Bob Dylan, "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream" (US, 1965)
Professor Longhair, "Mardi Gras in New Orleans" (US, 1949)
Clutch, "50,000 Unstoppable Watts" (US, 2009)
Woodsman, "Insects" (US, 2010)
White Stripes, "Broken Bricks" (US, 1999)
Yellow Ostrich, "Whale" (US, 2010)
Wildbirds & Peacedrums, "Bleed Like There Was No Other Flood" (Sweden, 2010)
Venetian Snares, "Cabbage" (Canada, 2006)
Bjork, "One Day" (Iceland, 1993)
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Some leftovers

When I was planning my end-of-year, best-of-2010 show I actually had a fair bit more to choose from than I could fit into two hours. So, I figured why not dig up the videos for a few of them and offer them up as a parting shot.

Happy New Year, everyone. Party safely, see you next year.



First, a fan-made video for Lali Puna's "Our Inventions"


Then there's the creepy puppets of School of Seven Bells' "I L U"


Channelling the best outsider/lo-fi girl-punk of The Shaggs is TV Buddhas' Fun Girls


Drunken stumbling with game physics and vomiting embers, need I say more? The Hundred In the Hands' "Pigeons"


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Radio Fragments - My Favorites from 2010

Last year at this time I had only done a couple of shows, but now after spending 2010 looking at music more carefully, it's interesting to look back at the songs from this year that stuck with me. So that's what tonight's show is all about -- the songs that from 2010 that piqued my interest; sometimes it was genuine love, other times just an earworm that stayed in mind for a day or a week longer than it was welcome.

Next week the year begins anew and there's 52 more shows for me to explore and wander, but for tonight, my favorite of 2010.

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)
The Black Angels, "The Sniper" (US, 2010)
The Black Keys, "Howlin' For You" (US, 2010)
The Slew, "Robbing Banks (Doin' Time)" (Canada/US, 2009)
Scout Niblett, "The Calcination Of Scout Niblett" (UK, 2010)
M.I.A., "Born Free" (UK, 2010)
Brian Eno, "Paleosonic" (UK, 2010)
LCD Sound System, "You Wanted A Hit" (US, 2010)
Cowboy Junkies, "Sir Francis Bacon At The Net" (Canada, 2010)
Lindstrom & Christabelle, "Lovesick" (Norway, 2010)
Sparklehorse (feat. Julian Casablancas), "Little Girl" (US, 2010)
Cotton Jones, "Somehow To Keep It Going" (US, 2010)
Joana Newsome , "'81" (US, 2010)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Abraham, Inc., "Tweet Tweet" (Canada/US, 2010)
Hayseed Dixie, "Bohemian Rhapsody" (US, 2010)
The Two Man Gentleman Band, "Chocolate Milk" (US, 2010)
Wanda Jackson, "Shakin' All Over" (US, 2010)
Husky Rescue, "Fast Lane" (Finland, 2010)
!!!, "AM/FM" (US, 2010)
Beat Connection, "In The Water" (US, 2010)
Hollerado, "Do The Doot Da Doot Do" (Canada, 2010)
Wow & Flutter, "Union Pacific" (US, 2010)
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, "Come Undone" (US/Scotland, 2010)
Solex vs. Cristina Martin + John Spencer, "Galaxy Man" (Netherlands, 2010)
Suuns, "Arena" (Canada, 2010)
Carl Sagan/Symphony of Science, "Glorious Dawn" (US, 2010)
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Radio Fragments - Big Big Christmas Spectacular

It's that time of the year again -- the year where tradition dictates I have to dig into the stacks and dust off my Christmas albums and prepare a suitably themed show. Oh sure, peace and love too, but mostly it's the music.

Around the house, we keep a few dozen albums on shuffle, including all the traditional carols and music, but there's a fair bit of zanyness -- so you know what I brought in with me tonight! Whether it's Dominick The Donkey, Meatwad trying to sing carols, Beatles Christmas records, remixes of old favorites, or a song about fruitcake, we've got you covered here on RF.

There's even R2-D2 learning to sing. It truly is a miraculous season. Merry Christmas!

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)

Harry Connick Jr., "Winter Wonderland" (US, 1989)
Dread Zeppelin, "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" (US, 1994)
The Brian Setzer Orchestra, "Santa Drives A Hot Rod" (US, 2005)
Martin Mull, "Santafly" (US, 1973)
Sam Ulano, "The Story of Santa Claus" (US, 1955)
Lou Monte, "Dominick The Donkey" (US, 1960)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force, "Frosty The Red Nosed Snowman" (US, 2009)
Belle & Sebastian, "Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me" (, 2002)
The Superions, "Fruitcake" (US, 2010)
Meco, Anthony Daniels & R2-D2, "Sleighride" (US, 1980)
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet w/The Vienna Boys Choir, "Deck The Halls" (Canada, 1994)
Richie Sambora, "Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night)" (US, 1997)
The Elves of Heaven, "This Christmas" (US, 2010)
The Beatles, "Third Christmas Record" (UK, 1965)
Johnny Mercer & Margaret Whiting, "Baby It's Cold Outside" (US, 1949)
Kay Starr, "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Stuhr Remix)" (US, 2003)
Julie London, "I'd Like You For Christmas (Ursula 1000 Remix)" (US, 2005)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Billie Holliday, "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (YesKing Remix)" (US, 2008)
Dean Martin, "The Christmas Blues" (US, 1959)
Bing Crosby, "Winter Wonderland (Bent Remix)" (US, 2005)
Corporal Blossom, "White Christmas" (US, 2001)
Patsy Raye, "Beatnik's Wish" (US, 1959)
Kay Martin & Her Body Guards, "I Know Just What You Want for Christmas" (US, 1962)
Jane Monheit, "The Man With the Bag" (US, 2006)
Unknown, "Twas The Night Before Christmas" (US, ??)
Bob Rivers, "Sled Zeppelin" (US, 1997)
The Coctails, "First Snowfall" (US, 1993)
The Ramones, "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)" (US, 1989)
Twisted Sister, "Deck The Halls" (US, 2006)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd, "Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer" (US, 1997)
Discordia, "Boxing Day Blues" (, 2004)
Woody Herman and his Orchestra, "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (US, 2004)
Dr. John, "Merry Christmas Baby" (US, 1990)
Tiny Tim, "Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer" (US, 1996)
Kitaro, "Jingle Bells" (Japan, 1996)

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Radio Fragments - Vacation soooo close...

It's so close, I can almost taste it... but it's not quite here yet, so I'll save the explosion of Christmas weirdness till next week. This week we'll have to make due with the regular irregularity, the usual unsualness.

Hankering for an 23 minute British blues epic? I got you covered. Cartoon 'super' hero Strong Bad singing about bees? But of course. A song about base-12 mathematics. Duh. 80s cheese performed on kitchen appliances? I'm not even going to dignify that with a response.

You know the drill. Click the 'download' links, enjoy the music, thank me later.

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)

Jaz Coleman, "Riders on the Storm" (UK, 2000)
Utah Saints, "Sun" (UK, 2001)
Suuns, "Arena" (Canada, 2010)
Band Of Bees, "It Isn't Exact (Demo)" (UK, 2004)
The Beatles, "Yer Blues" (UK, 1968)
Canned Heat, "Walking By Myself" (US, 1968)
John Mayall's Blues Breakers, "Bare Wires Suite" (US, 1968)
John Lee Hooker, "Crawling King Snake" (US, 1948)
R.L. Burnside w/ Lyrics Born, "Someday Baby" (US, 2004)

Hour 2 – 2-3 am (Download - 57 Mb)

Strong Bad & Friends, "Sensitive To Bees" (US, 2003)
Chavez, "Little Twelvetoes" (US, 1996)
Ben Folds Five, "She Don't Use Jelly" (US, 1997)
Wormburner, "Pike City Proper" (US, 2010)
A3, "Woke Up This Morning (Acoustic)" (UK, 2003)
Cake, "Long Line Of Cars" (US, 2001)
Generation X, "Ready Steady Go" (UK, 1979)
Hurra Torpedo, "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (Norway, 2005)
Slew, "100%" (US/Canada, 2009)
Tricky, "Black Steel" (UK, 1995)
Gorillaz, "November Has Come" (UK, 2005)
Rob Duncan, "Gunfight Epiphany" (US, 2010)
Bobby Bare, Jr. , "The Sky Is The Ground" (US, 2010)
Richard Cheese, "The Rockafeller Skank" (US, 2000)
Soft Cell, "Memorabilia" (UK, 1982)
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