Sunday, July 26, 2015

63 - "Newish"

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Black Pistol Fire - "Alabama Cold Cock"
Phases - "I'm in Love with My Life"
Brandi Carlile - "Mainstream Kid"
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - "Whenever You See Me"
Father John Misty - "Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)
Miami Horror - "Real Slow"
HoneyHoney - "You and I"
George Ezra - "Budapest"
Rose Windows - "Glory, Glory"
Girlpool - "Before the World Was Big"
Cayucas - "Moony-Eyed Walrus"
METZ - "Acetate"
The Helio Sequence - "Stoic Resemblance"
Django Django - "Shake & Tremble"
Waitress - "Hop Along"

Sunday, July 19, 2015

62 – "A Satellite of Love Straight to Pluto's Heart"

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Beethoven – “Ode to Joy”
Clare & the Reasons – “Pluto”
The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Between Planets”
Man or Astro-Man? – “Planet Collision”
I Roy – “Space Flight”
Deep Purple – “Space Truckin’”
Devo – “Space Junk”
Tony Bennett – “The Boulevard of Broken Dreams”
The Mummies – “(You Must Fight to Live) on the Planet of the Apes
The Only Ones – “Another Girl, Another Planet”
The B-52’s – “Cosmic Thing”
Fanfarlo – “Comets”
Celebration – “Comets”
Adam Ant – “Apollo 9”
Lou Reed – “Satellite of Love”
The Beatles – “Revolution 9”*
Styx - "Come Sail Away"**

* Hidden track in that I reference a song is to be played but I don't say what song it is.
**Hidden track in that I planned on playing it from the moment I conceived this episode - as Pluto has a moon called Styx and it fits the notion of a spacecraft sailing through space - but then I just plum forgot until the closing minutes of the other hidden track and raced to tack this on after the closing credits. It counts! But my streak of never mentioning Styx on this program continues!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Metrotech

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
@ Metrotech
Brooklyn, NY - July 16, 2015

There is a funk. Then there is The Funk. A funk was at hand when time came to exit the office building doors and traipse to the Metrotech campus for this big, big edition of the free BAM R&B concerts. A funk that can only come from the malaise of bad rat races. A funk from the stench of discord and disharmony. A funk from the lack of Zen and an appreciation for the Cosmos. But there was also at the half way point of this funky day, a break. A break out. A break out of The Funk. The Funk as can only be delivered by he who finds a Harmonious World at hand, he who has the Zen and an appreciation for the Cosmos. He of course being George Clinton.

Indeed the third time was the charm for seeing George Clinton in whatever variation he's calling the P-Funk these days (and indeed Parliament Funkadelic  should be it's true name). And by charm I mean seeing him in his dapper best, not the 50 Cents looking cat from several years ago or the pajama man a couple of years ago. Nay, this was The Man named George. And yea, this is the P-Funk in all its durability - be it the classic sound, the modern hip hop, or the experimentally dangerous (using Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner" may not be dangerous but it's risky). Though there was no roof to tear off the sucker, that's exactly what was happening when it was time to get back to the office, a lamentable situation but at least I had The Funk to carry me through the day.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

61 – “Last of Our Kind”

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The 4onthefloor – “All My Friends”
Downtown Boys – “Future Police”
Waxahatchee – “Under a Rock”
San Fermin – “Emily”
Kristin Diable – “Time Will Wait”
Holly Miranda – “All I Want is to be Your Girl”
Dan Deacon – “Feel the Lightning”
Surfer Blood – “Island”
Warm Soda – “Cryin’ for a Love”
Meg Mac – “Roll Up Your Sleeves”
Twin Danger – “Pointless Satisfaction”
The Barr Brothers – “Never Been a Captain”
Saun and Starr – “Look Closer (Can’t You See the Signs)”
Thee Oh Sees – “Web”
The Darkness - "Last of Our Kind"

Sunday, July 05, 2015

60 – “Summer Night Dance Party 2015”

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The Hold Steady – “Constructive Summer”
The Hold Steady – “Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night”
The Undertones – “Here Comes the Summer”
The Paybacks – “Celebrate Summer”
The Lovin’ Spoonful – “Summer in the City”
Pokey LaFarge – “City Summer Blues”
Eddie Cochran – “Summertime Blues”
The Aquabats – “Hot Summer Nights (Won’t Last Forever)”
Art Brut – “Sound of Summer”
The Ramones – “Rockaway Beach (Live)”
Wavves – “King of the Beach”
Yo La Tengo – “Beach Party Tonight”
The Dirtbombs – “Cedar Point ‘76”
Catholic Girls – “Rock’n America”
X – “4th of July”
The Beach Boys - "Wouldn't It Be Nice"