Friday, February 23, 2007

30: Messing With My Art

There's an Exit Clov show tonight at Iota Club and Cafe, if you happen to be in the vicinity of Arlington, VA. Also, if you're a Squeeze fan, Chris Difford will be doing a solo gig at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA, next Wednesday night. In fact, the next several weeks promises quite a bit of excellent live music to go see. More info to come in the weeks that follow...

Dime No. 30: Messing With My Art

The Comas "Red Microphones" (from Spells; available April 17th, 2007)
Squeeze "End of a Century [Live]" (b-side from This Summer single; 1995)
Kevin Reeves "Afraid and Alone" (from It's About Time; 2006)
that dog. "Never Say Never" (from Retreat From The Sun; 1997)
Exit Clov "Violent Berries" (from Respond Respond EP; 2006)
Jim Noir "Key Of C" (from Tower of Love; 2006)
Jonny Stevens "Starting Over" (from Jonny Stevens; available March 2006)
David Doll "Alright" (from Headsets For Jets; 2007)
Sutra "Sentinel Horizon" (from Sutra EP; 2006)
The Bird and the Bee "F*cking Boyfriend" (from The Bird and the Bee; 2007)

Total Time—35:06

Monday, February 19, 2007

29: The Kids...They Need Their Power Pop

Since, like many today, I have the day off, I thought I'd put together a bonus show to keep everyone satiated until the regular Friday show. While it doesn't have a President's Day theme (although I did consider it), it is a little special in that all the music in today's show is from the Podsafe Music Network. The PMN is a network created to allow indie musicians to link up with podcasters to get their music some exposure on the new and growing outlet.

Dime No. 29: The Kids...They Need Their Power Pop

Blackfish "Carefree" (demo)
The Scheme "Sidewalk Soundtrack" (from Sunset On A Daydream; 2006)
John Hoskinson "I Belong To You" (from Miscellaneous Heathen; 2004)
Andy Zipf "Maybe Tonight" (demo)
Four Star Riot "All The Way" (from Burn So Bright; 2006)
Fern "Bitter Taste" (from Put Out The Light EP; 2006)
Phil Ayoub "Welcome To The Nightlife (Bad Day)" (unreleased; 2006)
The Jellybricks "Simple Me" (from Power This; 2004)
Shake Some Action! "I Can See Where This Is Going Now" (from Shake Some Action!; 2007)
Splitsville "The Kids Who Kill for Sugar" (from Ultrasound; 1997)

Total Time—31:47

Friday, February 16, 2007

28: Valentine's Night

This started out to be just another hodgepodge show, but it somehow took on a seedier theme all it's own.

Thanks to Ginger for "requesting" Cake's "Mahna Mahna" after I so cleverly mentioned it knowing full well she'd want to hear it. Thanks to Jim for suggesting the Nada Surf's "The Weight Is A Gift," from which I pulled "Blankest Year." It really is a catchy album. Finally, if you're in the DC area on the 25th, The Safes are playing at DC9.

Dime No. 28: Valentine's Night

The Safes "Fairytale Tomorrow" (from Well Well Well; 2006)
Nada Surf "Blankest Year" (from The Weight Is A Gift; 2005)
Cast of Spring Awakening "The Bitch of Living" (from Cast Recording of Spring Awakening; 2006)
Checkpoint Charley "Free" (from Songs One Through Twelve; 2005)
L.E.O. "Overture/Goodbye Innocence" (from Alpacas Orgling; 2006)
Andrew Bird "Heretics" (from Armchair Apocrypha; out on March 19, 2007)
Tally Hall "The Whole World and You/Ruler of Everything" (from Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum; 2005)
Cake "Mahna Mahna" (from for the kids; 2002)
Lucky Soul "The Great Unwanted" (from The Great Unwanted; out on April 9, 2007)
Fountains of Wayne "Someone To Love" (from Traffic and Weather; out on April 3, 2007)

Total Time—31:55

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

27: V.D. (It Isn't Just a Social Disease)

Happy, Maybe Icy, Maybe Snowy, Maybe Rainy, Maybe Happy Valentine's Day.

Dime No. 27: V.D. (It Isn't Just a Social Disease)

The Winnerys "Mr. Cupid's Puppet Show" (from Daily Urban Times; 2006)
Guster "Dear Valentine" (from Ganging Up On The Sun; 2006)
The Smashing Pumpkins "Cupid De Locke" (from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness; 1995)
Spoon "The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine" (from Gimme Fiction; 2005)
Bob Hillman "Valentine's Day" (from Welcome To My Century; 2001)
The Beautiful South "Valentine" (from Golddiggas, Headnodders and Pholk Songs; 2004)
The Superficials "Valentine" (from Everybody's Girl; 2004)
Nerina Pallot "Geek Love" (from fires; 2004)
The Smoking Popes "Valentine" (from The Party's Over; 2001)
Michael Penn "Cupid's Got A Brand New Gun" (from March; 1989)

Total Time—34:47

Friday, February 09, 2007

26: Ready For Action

This set is mostly just leftovers, a bit of spring cleaning. The Apples In Stereo track, however, is off the new CD, just out last Tuesday. I should also mention that, if you happen to be in the DC area this coming Tuesday, Apples In Stereo will be playing at The Black Cat.

Dime No. 26: Ready For Action

Limbeck "Julia" (from Hi, Everything's Great; 2003)
Midlake "Roscoe" (from The Trials of Van Occupanther; 2006)
The Confusions "Artificial" (from 5 AM; 2006)
Cloud Eleven "Take Control" (from Cloud Eleven; 1999)
Eve 6 "Inside Out" (from Eve 6; 1998)
The Apples in Stereo "Can You Feel It?" (from New Magnetic Wonder; 2007)
Young Fresh Fellows "I Got My Mojo Working (And I Thought You'd Like To Know)" (from The Men Who Loved Music; 1987)
The 20 Belows "Down Again" (from Headaches and Moodswings; 2007)
The Smarties "Undercover Girl" (unreleased; from 1997)
Lily Allen "Friday Night" (from Alright, Still; 2007)

Total Time—31:24

Monday, February 05, 2007

25: Follow The Lines

It's a special Monday evening edition! What's the special occasion? Well, it is the twenty-fifth show and it's only fitting that the twenty-fifth show should be posted on February 5th. So there, that's all the special reasoning I need. Happy Cinco de Febrero everybody!

Dime No. 25: Follow The Lines

Starlight Mints "Inside Of Me" (from Drowaton EP; 2006)
The Shins "Phantom Limb" (from Wincing The Night Away EP; 2007)
Toad the Wet Sprocket "Walk on the Ocean" (from fear; 1991)
Blitzen Trapper "Pink Padded Slippers" (from Dead Bees Record Sampler #4; 2005)
Jason Falkner "The Plan" (from Can You Still Feel?; 1999)
Waltham "Nicole" (from Waltham; 2005)
Ednaswap "Next to You" (from the Jawbreaker Soundtrack; 1998)
The Januaries "Summer of Love" (from The Januaries; 2000)
The Plimsouls "Suitcase" (from Come And Get It: A Tribute To Badfinger; 1996)
The Rosenbergs "Pushing Up Daisies" (from Department Store Girl; 2003)

Saturday, February 03, 2007

24: No Woodchuck-Shaped Shadows

In a perfect world, on a perfect day, this would have been up hours ago. But today is Groundhog Day, at least it was less than an hour ago. I wanted to do a "spring" themed show but I spent way too much time digging through the collection for related songs I wanted to play. I finally decided to scrap the idea when I heard that one of my favorite bands, The Beautiful South, announced their breakup. So suddenly I had to play a South song, possibly my favorite song ever about a piece of furniture. I kept a couple spring-related songs anyway and stuck them at the end.

Dime No. 24: No Woodchuck-Shaped Shadows

The Beautiful South "The Table" (from Quench; 1998)
Codaphonic "Ritalin" (from Good Morning Radio EP; 2006)
The Beatles "Lady Madonna" (from Love; 2006)
My Chemical Romance "Cancer" (from The Black Parade; 2006)
Frisbie "Paid in Kind" (from The Subversive Sounds of Love; 2000)
Parallax Project "Never Gonna Taste Like That Again" (from Perpetual Limbo; 2006)
The Merrymakers "Superstar" (from Bubblegun; 1997)
Cherry Twister "Sparkle" (from At Home With Cherry Twister; 1999)
Grant Lee Phillips "Spring Released" (from Mobilize; 2001)
Tally Hall "Spring and a Storm" (from Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum; 2005)