playlist for 11/28/09

Nice mix of things today. Hopefully there were some people listening out there -- if it were up to me, I'd still be in a food coma from Thursday.

~musica de mexico
, california, brazil y cuba~
café tacuba - volver a comenzar - sino
the ventures - perfidia - best of the ventures
chico buaraque - chega de saudade - youtube
ibrahim ferrer - herido de sombras - buena vista social club presents...

~soft but strong females~
linda perhacs - chimacum rain - parallelograms
dusty springfield - soft core - white heat
gladys knight & the pips - if i were your woman
nouvelle vague - just can't get enough - nouvelle vague

~let's have a dance party to hide our melancholy~
the blow - parentheses (rory phillips remix) - parentheses (ep)
animal collective - water curses - water curses (ep)
la bionda - i wanna be your lover - DiscoRing
marine girls - fridays - beach party

ian dury - don't ask me - do it yourself
soft machine - as long as he lies perfectly still - volume two

~reflecting on relationships~
cinerama - hate - va va voom
kings of convenience - me in you - declaration of dependence
the jean paul sarte experience - einstein - love songs
thao and the get-down-stay-down - trouble was for - know better learn faster

~heavy folk influences~
magnet + gemma hayes - lay lady lay
the dutchess + the duke - living this life makes it hard - sunset/sunrise
grizzly bear - i live with you - veckatimest

~jangly DIY sound~
pants yell! - someone loves you - received pronunciation
the verlaines - doomsday - juvenilia
tall dwarfs - the brain that wouldn't die
television personalities - jackanory stories - jackanory stories

~faux + bonafide soul~
the animals - bring it on home to me
major lance - um um um um um
don covay - see about me - mercy mercy
the exciters - blowin up my mind

~earnest indie rock w/ a beat~
frank black - go find your saint - honeycomb
lake - breathing - let's build a roof
atlas sound - walkabout (feat. panda bear) - logos
sam prekop - c+f - who's your new professor

~good way to start the day~
m. ward - vincent o'brien - transfiguration of vincent
devandra banhart - can't help but smiling - what will we be


I'm thankful for...

...the 1970s...when you could get away with lurid costumes and hokey dance moves, because everyone was overflowing with soul.


playlist for 11/21/09

Interns Amy and Rachel helped me out on this show! Thanks, ladies.

~español y/e portugese~

maría con tenis - la ultima vez - maría con tenis
hello seahorse - esperando a que llegue - hoy a las ocho
novos baianos - o samba de minha terra - enciclopédia musical brasileira

~boy! i wish it was summer!~
bart davenport - la girls - maroon cocoon
dinosaur jr - take a run at the sun - ear-bleeding country
pants yell! - cold hands - received pronunciation

~you stole my heart...and now i'm dead~
frank black - atom in my heart - honeycomb
magnetic fields - i think i need a new heart - 69 love songs
tilly and the wall - nights of the living dead - tilly and the wall
king khan and the bbq show - anala - invisible girl

~sunny 60s grooves~
standells - dirty water - best of the standells
joe dassin - siffler sur la colline - les champs-élysées
the turtles - elenore - ...present the battle of the bands

~sunny 60s kiwi grooves~
larry's rebels - let's think of something - nature's best 2

shona lang - 1905 - best of new zealand

~80s twee angst (from new zealand)~
crocodiles - tears - best of new zealand
the verlaines - you forget love - bird dog

~amy's set~
fruit bats - lives of crime -spelled in bones
okkervil river - plus ones - the stage names
andrew bird - imitosis - armchair apocypha
empire of the sun - walking on a dream - walking on a dream
dr. dog - heart it races - architecture in helsinki cover

~rachel's set~
mates of state - get better - rearrange us
tilly & the wall - falling without knowing - o
camera obscura - lloyd, i'm ready to be heartbroken- let's get out of this country

~TARATS standards~
the bats - block of wood- daddy's highway
the valentines - breakaway! - if you love me (really love me)

~original soul versions of hit songs~
lou johnson - there's always something there to remind me - youtube
gloria jones - tainted love - youtube
barret strong - money - youtube
gladys knight and the pips - fire and rain - standing ovation


playlist for 11/14/09

I sorta "liveblogged" the show today. It was a successful experiment. The playlist was neater, I was more organized, the kids at home could follow it easier...good show all around.

The set started out fairly cute and dreamy, then gradually became more rambunctious; wrapped it up soft and low at the end.

hello seahorse - no encontre nada - hoy a las ocho
pipas - barbapapa - a cat escaped*
little wings - boom! - light green leaves*
angels of light - untitled love song - how i loved you*

she and him - why do you let me stay here - volume 1
hit parade - stop - with love from...*
aztec camera - oblivious - high land, hard rain*
david kilgour - you forget - youtube

cinerama - hate - va va voom*
jean paul sartre experience - einstein - love songs
ballboy - i wonder if you're drunk enough to sleep with me tonight - a guide for daylight hours*

look blue go purple - cactus cat - look blue go purple
noah and the whale - five years time - ...the world lays me down*
heavenly - sperm meets egg; so what?! - the decline and fall of...
devendra banhart - lover - smokey rolls down thunder canyon

devendra banhart - baby - what will we be
jens lekman - the opposite of hallelujah - night falls over kortedala
thao w/ the get down stay down - cool yourself - know better learn faster
jeremy jay - will you dance with me? - slow dance

choir - it's cold outside - pebbles v. 2*
jim and the beatmakers - my only one - hei vain
luciano albo - she's leaving home (beatles motown remix) - check it out
gladys knight & the pips - yesterday - silk n' soul

the dixie cups - iko iko - the complete red bird recordings
the monks - i can't get over you - black monk time
valentines - breakaway - if you love me (really love me)
ruby andrews - just loving you - the zodiac sessions 1967-73*

james last orchestra - gonna fly now (theme from rocky)
harry nilsson - jump into the fire - nilsson schmilsson

polaris - ivy boy - music from the adventures of pete & pete

kaki king - saving days in a frozen head - dreaming of revenge
pygmy lush - god condition - mount hope
headless heroes - true love - the silence of love
linda perhacs - chimacum rain - parallelograms

*A lot of the songs played today were from my favorite music blog---that of lihan li. That guy has led me to a lot of good music, and I tip my hat to him.


playlist for 11/7/09

Intern Elicka helped me out with this show. Thanks, Elicka!

New releases are italicized, yadda yadda...

~español y frances~
ibrahim ferrer - como fue - buena vista social club presents...
viejas locas - homero - especial
francoise hardy - tous les garcons et les filles - the yeh-yeh girl from paris
joe dassin - aux champs-élyséess - es plus grands succès
edith piaf - milord - best of edith piaf

~french, you say?~
beirut - scenic world - gulag orkestrar
pants yell! - two french sisters - alison statton
nick drake - pink moon - way to blue
stereo total - the other side of you - b-sides and other rarities

~best ballads~
prince buster - at the dark end of the street - jamaica's prime
madeline peyroux - you're gonna make me lonesome when you go - careless love

~flying nun time~
the bats - it had to be you - daddy's highway
the verlaines - joed out - juvenilia
the verlaines - you forget love - bird dog
the clean - in the dream life u need a rubber soul - mister pop

magazine - a song from under the floorboards - the correct use of soap

~indie rock (elicka's choice)~
shaky hands - let it die - let it die
stars - ageless beauty - set yourself on fire
dr. dog - the rabbit, the bat and the reindeer - fate
dr. dog - architecture in helsinki's "Heart It Races"

~the power of love~
headless heroes - true love - the silence of love
harry nilsson - all i think about is you - everybody's talkin
liam finn & eliza jane - honest face - champagne in seashells
grizzly bear - two weeks - veckatimest

~lalala havin a good day~
saturday looks good to me - meet me by the water - all your summer songs
daniel johnston - high horse - is and always was
kathy mccarty - walking the cow - flyin' the flannel
why? - rubber traits - elephant eyelash

~ending it on a wistful note~
lake - sing 99 & 90 - let's build a roof
mates of state - these days - mates of state/dear nora


...and here's another cool thing!

Congrats to Adam, the lucky listener who won two tickets to see the Dinosaur Jr. show at the House of Blues in Hollywood on Thursday!

I'm also going. I am incredibly pumped.

An Hour of Flying Nun Records!

This week is KUCI's 40th Anniversary of being on the air. To celebrate, we're doing a week of special themed days. Today was Record Label Day, and I picked my favorite little underdog label: Flying Nun!

Flying Nun was started in 1981 in Christchurch, New Zealand. For the next decade and a half, all sorts of plucky garage bands were signed to this label, most of them from rural towns scattered around New Zealand. They've all got a similar sound --- like a punk-washed Sarah Records, or The Smiths, if Morrissey knew how to have fun.
the flying nun dvd with loads of cool music videos
I discovered them through The Clean's "Anything Could Happen," which, regular listeners might recall, is one of my favorite songs, ever. From there, the miracles of Youtube led me to the once-rare Flying Nun music videos (ripped off the marvelous-looking DVD, "Very Short Films").

It's rather hard to find Flying Nun stuff in your average record store, but through the combined powers of Youtube, CDs on EBay, and KUCI's anthropological shelves of vinyl, I can bury myself in that sweet Dunedin sound.

Here's what I picked out as the creme de la creme:

the clean - tally ho - anthology
the chills - pink frost - kaleidoscope world
the chills - dan destiny and the silver dawn - brave words
the tall dwarfs - the brain that wouldn't die - hello cruel world
the verlaines - pyromaniac - juvenilia
the bats - block of wood - daddy's highway
the verlaines - you forget love - bird dog
the verlaines - doomsday - juvenilia
jean paul sartre experience - own two feet - love songs
sneaky feelings - husband house - positively george street
the bats - north by north - daddy's highway
doublehappys - the other way - nerves
the clean - billy two - anthology
the clean - thumbs off - anthology
the chills - speak for yourself - brave words
the clean - anything could happen - anthology

Listen to my recording of the show here!

If you're interested, there's a really cool documentary about Flying Nun on Youtube; here's the first part, and you can follow the related videos from there.