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A giraffe smoking a cigarette is a dangerous animal and smoker [12/5/2011]

1) "On the Motorway" by Metronomy

2) "Helix Nebula" by Anamanaguchi

3) "Why didn't you get a Haircut?" by Math the Band [LOCAL]

4) "Shot by Both Sides" by Magazine

5) "The Greeks" by Is Tropical

6) "Let's Shake Hands" by The White Stripes

7) "Gonna Leave You" by Queens of the Stone Age

8) "Light it Up" by Blood Red Shoes

9) "Province" by TV on the Radio

10) "Gratisfaction" by The Strokes

11) "Venus" by Television

12) "I am a Scientist" by Guided by Voices

13) "A House is not a Motel" by Love

14) "Sweetness" by Pearl and the Beard

15) "In the Aeroplane over the Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel

16) "Weird Fishes\Arpeggi" by Radiohead

17) "Weather to Fly" by Elbow

18) "Shadowplay" by Joy Division

19) "Lemonworld" by The National

20) "Lives" by Modest Mouse

21) "Chicago" by Sufjan Stevens

22) "Useful Chamber" by Dirty Projectors

23) "Hate" by The Rice Cakes [LOCAL]

24) "Broken Wrists" by Miss Geo [LOCAL]

25) "hey im drowning" by Liz Isenberg [LOCAL]

26) "With a Monster Man" by The Rice Cakes [LOCAL]

posted by Man with Beard, 07/31/12

Birth of a Salesman [11/28/11]

Two facts: caps lock is autopilot for cool, and We Borrowed your Horse will set you up with concert tickets. Six of my listeners received tickets to a Cults show at The Met just for calling in and saying hi. Wow! What a fact!

Special thanks to Gashcat and Animal Eyes for turning me on to some good folk bands from Portland, Oregon, and for being pretty folking awesome themselves.

1) "A Heat Rash in the Shape of the Show Me State, or Letters from me to Charlotte" by Los Campesinos!

2) "Two Kinds of Happiness" by The Strokes

3) "Dial Tone" by Viva Viva

4) "Swim" by Surfer Blood

5) "Say Hello to the Angels" by Interpol

6) "Abducted" by Cults

7) "Thieves in the Night" by Hot Chip

8) "Neverland" by Bad Rabbits

9) "Holidays" by Miami Horror

10) "At my Heels" by Twin Shadow

11) "Bright Lights" by Giant Cloud

12) "Modern Man" by Kodacrome

13) "Untrust Us" by Crystal Castles

14) "Oblivion" by Grimes

15) "Go Outside" by Cults

16) "Teen Age Riot" by Sonic Youth

17) "I Build Machines" by Gashcat

18) "Sweet Eyes" by Animal Eyes

19) "I Can't Get There" by Fanno Creek

20) "The Cascades" by Fleet Foxes

21) "Crying Contest" by The We Shared Milk

22) "Every Night my Teeth are Falling Out" by The Antlers

23) "Undertow" by Warpaint

24) "Warrior" by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

25) "Cowboy Dan" by Modest Mouse

26) "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" by Radiohead

posted by Man with Beard, 07/31/12

Horses? Neigh! [11/21/2011]

Today was like a mango smoothie pizza put into a blender with some strawberries then poured over a cake. A musical cake. A musical cake of such notable bands as Hold Your Horses!, Gashcat, and Rach Three. You should look up all three of these bands, by the way.

1) "Queen Black Acid" by Menomena

2) "Most Wanted" by Cults

3) "Viewgirls" by Wolf Ram Heart

4) "Airplanes" by Local Natives

5) "Spanish Bombs" by The Clash

6) "Can't Stand Losing You" by The Police

7) "Monkey Gone to Heaven" by The Pixies

8) "Fire Eye'd Boy" by Broken Social Scene

9) "Balance and Motion" by Ennui

10) "I Found a Whistle" by MGMT

11) "Cheerleader" by St. Vincent

12) "Glitch Snake" by Pet Ghost Project

13) "Let the Devil in" by TV on the Radio

14) "Saved by Old Times" by Deerhunter

15) "Open Water" by Hold Your Horses! [Find Hold Your Horses! on los internetos. Find them now]

16) "Brothers" by The War on Drugs

17) "Sea Legs" by The Shins

18) "Ghost of a Ghost" by Gashcat [And find Gashcat, too]

19) "It's because we've got Hair" by Tunng

20) "The Funeral" by Band of Horses

21) "Always Already Gone" by The Magnetic Fields

22) "IV" by Rach Three [You need to listen to this song and all other songs by Rach Three. Or else.]

23) "Apologize" by Hold Your Horses! [So good that they get a free spin]

24) "Terra" by Julian Lynch

25) "Tracking Elevator" by Shugo Tokumaru

26) "Hoppípolla" by Sigur Rós


posted by Man with Beard, 07/31/12

Post-Punk Progressive Folk Jams with just a Twist of Lemon [11/14/2012]

This playlist was the neurotic demon lovechild of every genre of music you sort of investigated when you were in high school, and it was fucking awesome. Notable happenings on this week's show included coinage of a new phrase "check a listen", a bit of dicey stutterstepping about some quite stringent FCC regulations, and an explanation of the difference between trehnchcoat-weird and astronomy-weird.

Also, these songs:

1) "House of Jealous Lovers" by The Rapture

2) "Psychic City (Voodoo City)" by YACHT

3) "When We're Dancing" by Twin Shadow

4) "Houses in Motion" by The Talking Heads

5) "Southern Point" by Grizzly Bear

6) "Optimistic" by Radiohead

7) "Little Faith" by The National

8)"Hellhole Ratrace" by Girls

9) "Loveliest Creature" by Savoir Adore

10) "Woodcat" by Tunng

11) "Bugs" by O'Death

12) "He Doesn't Know Why" by Fleet Foxes

13) "Your Sympathy" by Devon Williams

14) "Hindsight" by Built to Spill

15) "The Best of Jill Hives" by Guided by Voices

16) "Penny" by Snowmine

17) "Misery" by Big Troubles

18) "Broken Wrists" by Miss Geo [LOCAL]

19) "Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, IL" by Sufjan Stevens

20) "Glowing Mouth" by Milagres

21) "Sleeping in" by The Postal Service

22) "Acid Food" by Mogwai

23) "Quiet Place" by Working for a Nuclear Free City

24) "Cancer Towers on Holy Road Hi-Way" by Godspeed! You Black Emperor

25) "The Lights" by Lights over Norway [LOCAL]

26) "I am Made of Chalk" by Crystal Castles

posted by Man with Beard, 07/31/12

Smoking is fun, and all the cool kids smoke. [11/7/2011]

What did I play today? I played straight up indie rock and electronic music, that's what I played, but it was good indie rock, and it was good electronic music, so if you have problems with this, you can just get the hell out of my house.

This is the music I played:

1) "Set Guitars to Kill" by And So I Watch you from Afar

2) "Cannibal Resource" by Dirty Projectors

3) "The First Song" by Band of Horses

4) "Five Four" by Scarlet [Local]

5) "Flash Delirium" by MGMT

6) "Another Day" by Echo Lake

7) "Undercover Martyn" by Two Door Cinema Club

8) "Boston Tea Party" by Hold Your Horses!

9) "Light it Up" by Blood Red Shoes

10) "Twin Peaks" by Surfer Blood

11) "Come on Over" by Veronica Falls

12) "City with no Children" by Arcade Fire

13) "Warning Sign" by Local Natives

14) "Dancing Choose" by TV on the Radio

15) "Lose Control" by The Kolour Kult [Local]

16) "Bad Street" by Twin Sister

17) "O.N.E." by Yeasayer

18) "Mysterons" by Portishead

19) "Mirror, Mirror" by Unicycle Loves You

20) "Today is our Life" by Memory Tapes

21) "Lover of Mine" by Beach House

22) "Strange Mercy" by St. Vincent

23) "Diving Bell" by Gold Beach

24) "Shiva" by The Antlers

25) "Rave on" by Cults

posted by Man with Beard, 07/31/12

Halloween's over. It's winter now. Hibernate. [11/1/2011]

Since it snowed on Halloween, you may as well just give up on the rest of the year right now. Don't fight against the cold. Just quit. It'll be ok. There's nobody keeping score for these sorts of things and if there is, you're a beautiful person anyway, and I am sure they will forgive you, so please just give in.

Without a great muching muchness of much ado about nothing, this was the Halloween playlist, perfect to clear a room at the end of the night. Because surf rock is not just weird, surf rock is fucking weird, and krautrock can be scary, too. Not that this is a bad thing. In fact, that there is quite a good thing weighed on many scales worth your measuring.

So here we went:

1) "Tuff Ghost" by The Unicorns

2) "This Devil's Workday" by Modest Mouse

3) An untitled track off an untitled, and splash painted, cd by The Viennagram [LOCAL and fucking strange]

4) "Brand New Cadillac" by The Clash

5) "Comanche" by The Revels

6) "Grindhouse (Main Titles)" by Robert Rodriguez

7) "How to Avoid the Trash Can City Police" by Volcano Kings [LOCAL as well, unique as well, absolute champs in every way]

8) "God's Away on Business" by Tom Waits

9) "Definitive Gaze" by Magazine

10) "Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes on)" by Talking Heads

11) "Australia" by The Shins

12) "Ghost Mouth" by Girls

13) "The Plains/Bitter Dancer" by Fleet Foxes

14) "Surfacing" by Chapel Club

15) "Oblivion" by Grimes

16) "Untrust Us" by Crystal Castles

17) "The Sad Skinhead" by Faust

18) "Elevation" by Television

19) "Boris the Spider" by The Who

20) "Howl" by Florence and the Machine

21) "Killemall" by Menomena

22) "Hall (The One AM Radio Remix feat. The Los Fellz Ladies Choir)" by Baths

23) "They are Night Zombies!! They are Neighbors!! They have come back from the Dead!! Ahhhhh!!" by Sufjan Stevens

24) "Conversation 16" by The National

25) "Exit Music (For a Film)" by Radiohead

26) "Monster" by Roz Raskin and the Rice Cakes [LOCAL, look these guys up too, they're some of the best musicians I've ever seen, and they're one of the most developed sounds in the area]

27) "Ghoul Patrol" by The Viennagram [LOCAL]

28) "Mosquito Song" by Queens of the Stone Age

posted by Man with Beard, 07/31/12

We're in the Big Leagues Now! [10/24/2011]

1) "Race for the Prize" by The Flaming Lips

2) "Turquoise" by Lotus

3) "Motorcrash" by The Sugarcubes

4) "Sentimentality Fails" by The Kolour Kult [LOCAL]

5) "Can't Make up my Mind" by Selebrities

6) "Go Outside" by Cults

7) "With a Monster Man" by Roz Raskin and the Rice Cakes [LOCAL]

8) "Oh, Susquehana" by Defiance, Ohio

9) "I came as a Rat" by Modest Mouse

10) "Blues from Down Here" by TV on the Radio

11) "Blind Mary" by Gnarls Barkley

12) "Tyrant Destroyed" by Twin Shadow

13) "Disorder" by Joy Division

14) "O My God" by The Police

15) "Oh My God" by Kaiser Chiefs

16) "Pioneers" by Bloc Party

17) "Pogo" by Digitalism

18) "A Real Hero" by College

19) "Too Much" by Sufjan Stevens

20) "Winter Beats" by I Break Horses

21) "Norway" by Beach House

22) "Friction" by Television

23) "The Ghosts that Wake You" by Follow that Bird!

24) "Happiness is a Warm Gun" by The Beatles

25) "Tell me What to Swallow" by Crystal Castles

posted by Man with Beard, 07/31/12

The Drowning Turtle [10/17/2011]

I think the turtle drowning signifies mastery swallowing whole the man who is too much adapted to the world around him. I think the drowning turtle drowned, and that as he was dying, the playlist below ran through his mind because he was the coolest turtle in the world and knew about all sorts of cool music that he liked to share with all of the other, less cool turtles. And so those other turtles who did not actively seek out new music would frequently through him hear songs such as:


1) "I know what I am" by Band of Skulls

2) "Post Helando Madness" by Little Deadman

3) "Kracked" by Dinosaur Jr.

4) "Cheated Hearts" by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

5) "Weekend Wars" by MGMT

6) "I was there" by The War on Drugs

7) "Cruel" by St. Vincent

8) "Undercover" by The Chain Gang of 1974

9) "She's no one" by Plant Plants

10) "Moths Wings" by Passion Pit

11) "Derelict" by Sundress

12) "Silver Soul" by Beach House

13) "I'll Believe in Anything" by Wolf Parade

14) "Bangers+Mash" by Radiohead

15) "Valentine" by Viva Viva [LOCAL]

16) "Run on" by Moby

17) "Cities" by Talking Heads

18) "Penny" by Snowmine

19) "Dinosaur Act" by Low

20) "I'm so Tired" by The Beatles

21) "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes" by Modest Mouse

22) "Breakers" by Gem Club

23) "Sylvia" by The Antlers

24) "All is not Lost" by OK Go

25) "Opposite Day" by Andrew Bird

26) "Olver James" by Fleet Foxes


But those less cool turtles won't be second-handing these kinds of bitching hot tracks anymore, because that turtle with good music drowned. He -died-.

posted by Man with Beard, 07/31/12