Thursday, September 30, 2010

sounds of science - 9/29/2010

back in the saddle after a week off, lot's of great new music today including tracks from a couple of heavy album of the year candidates, including deerhunter's halcyon digest, aloe blacc's good things and harlem's hippies. Anyways here's the show, if you missed it, you can get it here.

set one
tom waits - "all the world is green" from blood money       
caribou - "skunks" from caribou vibration ensemble ft marshall allen    
husker du  - "girl who lives on heaven hill" from new day rising         
solar bears - "kill on" from the inner sunshine ep
rah rah - "communist man" from breaking hearts   
teengirl fantasy - "forever the feeling from 7 am                   
eternal summers - "i'll die young for rock n' roll" from silver

set two
deerhunter - "helicopter" from halcyon digest    
teen daze - "shine on, you crazy white cap" from four more years        
shed - "keep time" from the traveller
matthew dear - "i can't feel" from black city
cfcf - "snake charmer (young galaxy remix)  from the drifts ep
tornado wallace - " tornado never dies" from tornado never dies...  

set three
joe cuba - "joe cuba's madness" from new york latin hustle
de la soul - "keepin' the faith" from de la soul is dead
shad - "we, myself, & I" from tsol                  
aloe blacc - "you make me smile" from good things       
roots manuva vs wrongtom - "jah warriors" from duppy writer          
nestor wynrush - "garbage hill" from trinnipeg !78     
white denim - "incaviglia" from last day of summer     

set four
harlem  -  "gay human bones" from hippies           
red fisher - "actus reaus" from war wagon         
paper lions - "don't touch that dial" from trophies          
rodriguez - "heikki's suburbia bus tour" from coming from reality
the poppy family - "beyond the clouds" from a good thing lost
the sumner brothers - "both back" from sumner brothers   
doug sahm & the sir douglas band - "juan mendoza" from texas tornado
the marked men - "a little time" from fix my brain

Friday, September 24, 2010

beisbol, she's been berry good to me....

if you're a baseball fan, it's a great time to be alive right now. as the season winds down, for the first time in a few years there are actually some new teams in the mix, and some pennant races that are going to come down to the wire. as a cleveland indians fan, my season has been in the dumper since mid-may, so I've had to subsist on the other interesting stories that make the game so great. so while my team will once again not be playing post-season ball, my love of the grand ol' game will keep me watching well into november.

once again Craig Finn, twin's super fan and lead singer for one of the best bands on earth, the mighty hold steady, has killed it with his latest ode to baseball, a great new song called don't call them twinkies. take a quick listen and cheer for the twins as the prepare for the postseason, because it sure beats cheering for the big money phillies or the evil dynasty in new york.

also returning this weekend on sunday night to those of you who have hbo is one of the funniest shows you'll ever see, eastbound & down. when we last saw our favorite washed out fireballer, kenny powers he was on the run for mexico, leaving the lovely april holding the bag a roadside gas station.

and finally, the show I'm probably most excited about is the premiere of ken burns "tenth inning", which picks up where his fantastic baseball documentary left off in 1994. from what i've seen, this next chapter in Burn's epic saga looks fantastic, focusing on the steroid era and ultimate baseball villian barry bonds as well as the end of the long suffering futility for the boston red sox. the show airs on tuesday sept. 28th and wednesday sept. 29th and should be considered essential viewing for any baseball fan!

have a great weekend...

first show back - september 15th, 2010

like I said, getting this blog up and running has been a bit of a process, so I have been playing catchup.  initially the whole idea behind this was to put something together to document the new radio show.  well since I was unable to do a show yesterday, here's the playlist from week one.

set one
the bad plus - "the radio tower has a beating heart" from never stop            
the fall - "u.s. 80's-90's"  from bend sinister         
women - "narrow with the hall" from public strain         
abe vigoda - "pure violence" from crush                 
cannon bros. - "out of here" from ep                    
the black angels - "true believers" from phosphene dream       
wire - "mannequin" from pink flag             

set two
grinderman - "evil" from grinderman2           
black mountain - "let spirits ride" from wilderness heart      
under pressure - "living on a dare" from still no future       
surf city - "see how the sun sets" from kudos                 
scientists - "when fate deals it's mortal blow" from blood red river       
jay reatard - "pull down the shades"  from stroke: songs for chris knox
young rival - "shirt and shorts" from young rival           

set three
poirier - "get crazy" from  soca sound system     
skream - "pass the red stripe" from soul jazz singles 2006-2007     
oriol - "night and day" from night and day         
cyclist - "pocket money" from double dip ep         
altar eagle  - "you lost your neon haze" from mechanical gardens    
hundred in the hands - "killing it" from hundred in the hands  

set four
no age  - "common heat" from everything in between 
rah rah - "fuck nafta" from going steady          
the best coast - "our deal" from crazy for you         
jaill - "thank us later" from that's how we burn    
the tallest man on earth - "the lion's heart" from the wild hunt         
the provincial archive - "you roll like raindrops" from maybe we could be holy
dent may - "girls on the square" from the good feeling music of dent may...
the atons - "yellow ribbon" from home schooled: the abc's of kid soul

I'll leave you with our ol' pal mark e. smith filling you in on the latest footy results.  thanks to jeff for pointing this amazing video!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

before I get started....

so I've been trying to get this off the ground for a couple of weeks now, but it's funny how busy life gets sometimes.  anyways I hope to keep at this on the regular, documenting things as they go and posting playlists for my new(ish) radio show, the sounds of science, which airs on wednesday afternoons from 3 until 5 pm.  you can check it at 101.5 on the fm dial if you're in winnipeg, or online if you're not.