Friday, November 24, 2006

11: Black Friday

I came across a really fun little video this morning of The Format's "Dog Problems." Be sure to watch for the little "Bohemian Rhapsody" homage near the end.

As for tonight, I was going to play a certain Steely Dan song in honor of today's big shopping day, but changed my mind at the last minute and decided to play Flogging Molly instead. The rest of the show is just a bit of everything. So did everyone get their Christmas shopping done today?

Dime No. 11: Black Friday

The Heathens "Until the End" (from Big White House; 2006)
Flogging Molly "Black Friday Rule" (from Swagger; 2000)
Trip Shakespeare "Down My Block" (from Lulu; 1991)
The Shins "Mine's Not A High Horse" (from Chutes Too Narrow; 2003)
K's Choice "Favorite Adventure" (from Almost Happy; 2000)
The North Atlantic "Scientist Girl" (from Wires In The Walls; 2006)
Eels "A Daisy Through Concrete" (from Daisies Of The Galaxy; 2000)
The Posies "Conversations" (from Every Kind of Light; 2005)
Sloan "I'm Not Through with You Yet" (from Navy Blues; 1998)
Weezer "My Best Friend" (from Make Believe; 2005)

Thursday, November 23, 2006

10: Stuffed

Thanksgiving is a time for going home, spending time with your family and doping yourself to gills on tryptophan and touchdowns.

Dime No. 10: Stuffed

The 88 "Coming Home" (from Over and Over; 2005)
Bill Lloyd and Tommy Womack "Picture Book" (from This Is Where I Belong: The Songs of Ray Davies and the Kinks; 2002)
Crowded House "Better Be Home Soon" (from Temple of Low Men; 1988)
Eef Barzelay "Thanksgiving Waves" (from Bitter Honey; 2006)
New Found Glory "Coming Home" (from Coming Home; 2006)
James Taylor "Letter In The Mail" (from Never Die Young; 1988)
Midlake "Head Home" (from The Trials of Van Occupanther; 2006)
Bob Dylan "Lone Pilgrim" (from World Gone Wrong; 1993)
Dido "Thank You" (from No Angel; 1999)
John Oszajca "Long Drive Home" (from From There To Here; 2000)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

9: It Only Hurts When I Laugh...

Director Robert Altman (M*A*S*H, The Player), passed away at 81 this morning. As a small tribute to the man, I close this episode with a cover of the theme from M*A*S*H by The Manic Street Preachers. It's not much in the way of a tribute, but the movie and the subsequent series, was an important part of my cultural growth so I felt like something was called for.

The rest is just sort of a hodgepodge. I have the week off from work so I'm going to try and put out three shows this week.

Dime No. 9: It Only Hurts When I Laugh...

Jonatha Brooke "Crumbs" (from Ten Cent Wings; 1997)
Frisbie "Book Song" (from The Subversive Sounds of Love; 2000)
Petra Haden "God Only Knows" (2006)
Winterpills "Pills for Sara" (from Winterpills; 2005)
Menomena "Walking" (from Wet and Rusting EP; 2006)
The How "I Was A Boy" (2003)
Chris Brown "All My Rivals" (from Now That You're Fed; 2006)
Waltham "Back to You" (from Waltham; 2005)
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Dani California" (from Stadium Arcadium; 2006)
Manic Street Preachers "Suicide Is Painless (Theme From M*A*S*H)" (from Forever Delayed; 2002)

Saturday, November 18, 2006

8: A Million Marys Away

A little late, I know. Sorry. Sometimes it's just too tough to decide which ten songs will make it in.

This week, I saw the '80s band The Plimsouls and opening act Parallax Project in Vienna, VA. If you get a chance to see these guys live, jump at the opportunity. Their studio albums are great, but they're amazing to see live.

Dime No. 8: A Million Marys Away

Ben Folds "Dog" (from Speed Graphic EP; 2003)
Cotton Mather "Homefront Cameo" (from Kontiki; 1997)
Parallax Project "Whole Different Mary" (from Perpetual Limbo; 2006)
The Pernice Brothers "Somerville" (from Live A Little; 2006)
Elvis Costello "Tart" (from When I Was Cruel; 2002)
The Plimsouls "A Million Miles Away" (from Everywhere At Once; 1983)
The Green and Yellow TV "The Man Who Isn't There" (from Sinister Barrier; 2006)
Graham Coxon "Standing On My Own Again" (from Love Travels At Illegal Speeds; 2006)
IKE "Better Off Alone" (from In Real Life; 2005)
Cherry Twister "Charlotte B." (from At Home With Cherry Twister; 1999)

Friday, November 10, 2006

7: Power Pop-pourri

Another fun mix tonight featuring some of my absolute favorite artists and groups.

Dime No. 7: Power Pop-pourri

The Beautiful South "Manchester" (from Superbi; 2006)
Robyn Hitchcock "Viva! Sea-Tac" (from Jewels For Sophia; 1999)
Jellyfish "All I Want Is Everything" (from Bellybutton; 1990)
Jon Brion "I Believe She's Lying" (from Meaningless; 2000)
The Wondermints "Puppet Grrls R Go" (from Bali; 2000)
Robbers On High Street "The Fatalist" (from the upcoming EP The Fatalist; 2006)
William Shatner "Common People" (from Has Been; 2004)
The Apples in Stereo "Glowworm" (from Fun Trick Noisemaker; 1995)
Mull Historical Society "Watching Xanadu" (from Loss; 2002)
Del Amitri "Nothing Ever Happens" (from Waking Hours; 1989)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

6: Bipartisan Baggage

Whether you make it to the polls or not today, you still have the freedom to listen to some music. Rock on. Vote on.

Dime No. 6: Bipartisan Baggage

Jello Biafra and Mojo Nixon "Love Me, I'm A Liberal" (from Prairie Home Invasion, 1994)
Grand Funk Railroad "Politician" (from Born To Die, 1976)
Iggy Pop "I'm A Conservative" (from Soldier, 1980)
The Ballet "I Hate The War" (from Mattachine, 2006)
Talking Heads "Democratic Circus" (from Naked, 1988)
Circle Jerks "Political Stu" (from Wild In The Streets, 1982)
The Summer Suns "Politics Of Love" (from self-titled LP, 1991)
Bob Dylan "Political World" (from Oh Mercy, 1989)
Neil Hannon, Douglas Payne, Andy Dunlop, et al "Vote Beeblebrox" from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Soundtrack, 2005)
Joe Walsh "Vote For Me" (from Songs For A Dying Planet, 1992)

Friday, November 03, 2006

5: So This Guy Walks Into A Bar...

It's a new month and a new, bouncy, fun mix tonight. If you'd like to request a song for the next show, you can email your request or leave a comment on this post.

Dime No. 5: So This Guy Walks Into A Bar...
Fountains of Wayne "Red Dragon Tattoo"
Brendan Benson "How 'Bout You"
The Waltones "She Looks Right Through Me"
The Merrymakers "Saltwater Drinks"
The 88 "Nobody Cares"
Earlimart "Everybody Knows Everybody"
Nellie McKay "There You Are In Me"
Panic! At The Disco "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
Splitsville "Headache"
David Mead "Only A Dream"