Thursday, February 15, 2007

2/15/07 - Oz Playlist, Part Deux

More and more Australia music... the second and final solid shot. I must say, good show tonight! No technical glitches, the regular mild distractions from friends, tons of fantastic music. Thanks, Oz.

2/15/07 Little Radio Playlist
Oz - Part II

Stranded - The Saints
You Got Nothing I Want - Cold Chisel
Viva La Fever - Snowman
Disoc 1 - The Mess Hall
Misery Loves Company - The Devoted Few
Explain - Sarah Blasko
Lovely Time - Crayon Fields
This Time - The Drones
Future - Cut Copy
Kitty in the Middle - Presets
Pines - Death Mattel
Devil Song - The Red Sun Band
Kosciusko - Midnight Oil
Big Black Car - Mexico City
Afternoon - Big Low
I Don't Care - Youth Group
Life Styling - Muzzy Pep
I Want You Back - Hoodoo Gurus
Changin' the Weather - Kill Devil Hills
She Don't Do Dat - Spurs For Jesus
Chase the Dragon - Beasts of Bourbon
Get You Up - I Love Space
Sleepin' - Sun (remix by Hrvatski)
Looking for a Rabbit - Laura Imbruglia
Friday Heading North - Errol Jim
Casino Lights - Richmond Fontaine
Any Old Time - Tim Rogers & Tex Perkins
See Ya Home Tonight - The Pictures
Good Times - Inxs and Jimmy Barnes

And indeed, they were good times, mate...

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Strange Angel

Obviously, I like music. And I am a HUGE fan of Kristin Hersh (formerly Throwing Muses, currently 50 Foot Wave, and always, full-on solo artist). Almost every time she releases a solo album, I'm in the midst of a personal crisis with a boy. Generally, it's the same two boys (only because I'm such a fan of long term relationships). The first time I met her was to do an interview at KALX, Berkeley about a decade ago, and I mentioned this in passing, jokingly. She responded, "Well, I guess I'm gonna have to just stop putting out records so you can have a love life!"

Of course, I couldn't let her do THAT... So here she is with a new record, and here I am with a new crisis. A bit different this time around though.

In the midst of my ongoing (but somehow getting used to it) crisis, which involves one extremely sick mom, I began to take stock. Not purposely - but you know, when shit hits the fan you sort of re-evaluate what's around you and how it can back you up. Mainly I'm talking about friends. I've always believed that Friends Are the Family You Create for Yourself. And I am lucky enough to have amazing friends, some I've known my whole life, some half my life, some just a few years... but they pretty much all fucking rule.

So when one of my friends chose this moment in time to go AWOL and subsequently unpleasant, well, it was a bummer.

Then I got my new Kristin Hersh CD back. I'd had it for a bit and listened... thought it was ok... lent it to a friend while I went traveling and wound up being away from home much longer than I thought. When I finally made it back, I was able to sit down and give a listen fully to "Learn to Live Like A Star." One song leapt out at me, because, well, I'd just felt that way a week before! Like exactly.

Of course, I'm over it now. The friend bit, that is. I am still fortunate to have great friends and they have never been so great as they are right now. But sometimes, someone bums you out and there ain't no fixing it. And right now, I sadly have much, much more important things to tend to than any additional drama, even if it means losing a friend for good.

But I really wish Ms. Hersh would stop singing it, because it seems like then I wind up living it, just for a moment.

Okay, I really don't wish that.

Kristin Hersh will be at Amoeba Hollywood this Saturday (2/17) at 2pm, and at Amoeba San Fransisco this Sunday (2/18) at 2pm, if you wanna catch her!


Wild Vanilla

Wild vanilla
Clean dreams downcast eyes
If you lived here you’d been home now and suicidal
That was one striking phone call boy,
Your voice at a fever pitch
And here I thought that you're just full of white noise, called to bitch

You messing with my head makes a terrible noise

Wild vanilla
Green eyes and greasy hair
Cross an ocean and you (vague and itchy) belong there
You are whizzing past my ears a
Shit scared domestic god
You make the gypsy in me horny for a flower garden

You messing with my head makes a terrible noise

Friday, February 09, 2007

Li'l Radio 2/8/07 - the fucked up Oz edition

So I had this great idea: for my triumphant return to the Little Radio cyber waves, why not play all the music I bought/received while in Australia? And a couple I already had? No brainer. Except that in my rush to leave the house and get to the station on time, I spilled everything out of my bag and onto my cat, who needed immediate apologies. A few important CDs slipped under the bed and the show was cut short.

Then there were the technical difficulties, like a fussy CD player and me forgetting to turn off the mic for a Guitar Hero interlude.

Welcome home! Here's the playlist for tonight:

Her Own Life - Tex Perkins
Surly - Laura Imbruglia
You Should See Her Now - Tim Rogers
The Black Tide - Snowman
The Weight of the Sea - Bluebottle Kiss
Are You the One - The Presets
Don't Even See Me - Dimmer
(untitled track) - I Love Space
What A Hell'uva Woman - Blue Ruin
Tryin' To Forget About You - The Kill Devil Hills
Would It Be So Strange - Crayon Fields
Good Times - Easybeats
This Is Your Last Chance to Be famous, My Love- The Mint Chicks
I Got You - Split Enz
Diversions - Betchadupa
Deanna (acoustic) - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
If You Never Leave - The Pictures
A Month of Sundays - The Church
Sleepin' - Sun
Estuary Bed - The Triffids
Thuggery - You Am I
Time Stands Still - Cut Copy

I may just do all Oz next week too... stay tuned!