Did a radio show today (I'll probably give advance notice and a weblink next time) for the first time in weeks. The "format book" (100 new CDs half of our show is supposed to come from) was missing so there's more old stuff here than I usually play.
Adam Ant - Stand And Deliver
Bullet Parade - Dodge, Peon!
Clean - Tally Ho
Desaparecidos - Greater Omaha
Elastica - Generator
Flaming Lips - Talkin' 'Bout The Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues
Gossip - Heartbeats
Half Japanese - Turn Your Life Around
Interpol - Length Of Love
Jonathan Fire*Eater - Give Me Daughters
Ben Kweller - Ann Disaster
Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now
Stephen Malkmus - The Hook
Naked Raygun - Treason
Old Time Relijun - Jail
Pop Unknown - Contact
Quasi - Smile
Rocket From The Crypt - Can You Hear It?
Softies - Sleep Away Your Troubles
TV On The Radio - Staring At The Sun
Urge Overkill - The Mistake
Vermont - The Ballad Of Larry Bird
Walkmen - Little House Of Savages
Yo La Tengo - Little Eyes
Yo La Tengo - Barnaby, Hardly Working
Yo La Tengo (w/ Daniel Johnston) - Speeding Motorcycle
Yo La Tengo - Cast A Shadow
If my time slot partner Megan agrees (we switch off each week), I want to call our Indie 500 sub-show Old Enough To Know Better. We've both been at the station way too long.
I grabbed a ton of unreviewed promos while there. Reactions so far: Wiley deserves further inspection, Har Mar Superstar doesn't (dude seems to forget that lyrical inspiration is a hell of a lot more important and achievable for him than lush beats). The Blues Explosion is a little more charged musically than they were on Plastic Fang (only song that I ever care to hear again is "She Said," since it's about werewolves), but I am so glad I'm not Jon Spencer. I'm not surprised a semantics major would be adrift once the zeitgeist has abandoned him entirely. Fatherhood seems to have made him tired of crass clowning, but he doesn't appear to be able to abandon his shtick enough to make his balladry resonate. Sad, though Chuck D's cameo is even lamer.