Wednesday, March 31, 2004

WXYC - Wednesday March 31, 2004 (7 PM to 9PM)

Jim Hi Kim - Fluttering Tchong
(M) 000 - Next Level of the Tree
Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - Rise (DFA Remix)

(H) Iron & Wine - Sodom, South Georgie
Fred Neil - Gone Again
Guitar Slim & Jelly Belly - Right and Wrong Woman
Othar Turner - Shimmy She Wobble

(H) Secret Mommy - If You Miss Me and You Know It, Stomp Around
(R)(H) Madvillain - Rhinestone Cowboy
Alice Coltrane - Blue Nile
(H) Boban Markovic Orkestar - Sanja Samba

(S) Sixtoo - Boxcutter Emporium
(R) Atmosphere - Liquor Lyles Cool July
Billy Ball and the Upsetters feat. Roosevelt Matthews - Tighten Up
Tighter (off the Funky 16 Corners comp)
(H) 15.60.75 (The Numbers Band) - Narrow Road

(M) The Ponys - Fall Inn
Led Zeppelin D'yer Mak'er
Desmond Dekker - Reggae Recipe
Dillinger - Natty Kung Fu
Mr. Lif - Earth Crusher

(H) Revolutionary Ensemble - Hu-man Collegno
Istanbul Oriental Orchestra - Katar

(H) Rudy Green & His Orchestra - Buzzard Pie (off the Night Train to
Nashville comp)
The Mighty Hannibal - Please Take a Chance on Me

Friday, March 26, 2004


So far the only good thing to come out of The Passion of the Christ.

Thursday, March 25, 2004


I drove out to Greensboro (a little bit over an hour west of here) last night to see Mahjongg. They're touring right now with Pretty Girls Make Graves (and the Constantines for a little bit). I still don't understand how they ended up playing Greensboro (and tonight in fucking Greenville, NC), and not Chapel Hill (or even Raleigh). The show last night had a really young crowd, and I felt like a perverted old man because I noticed that a lot of those high school(?) girls were pretty damn hot.

I just stayed for Mahjongg, who put on a very good show. It was the first time I'd ever seen them, since they formed after I left Columbia four years ago. Their sound has changed a lot from their recording on the KCOU comp, moving from a post-rock sound to a more new wave, post-punk sound. I have their nice new EP (Machinegong) on mp3, but I want it on vinyl, which they ran out of. I also noticed how much better they sound live...and on their last song, there were definite Afro-beat influences, something that isn't really evident on their EP despite what it says on their one-sheet.

More than anything, I'm proud of my Columbia, Missouri (now Chicago + Columbia + Portland) boyz (& girl). They're already good, and I expect them to get better and better. Live, I think they're kind of reminiscent of Need New Body (who actually put on a not-so-good show when I saw them a few weeks ago). Now that I'll be moving to Chicago this summer, I'm sure I'll get to witness their evolution more closely.

Monday, March 22, 2004

Can I use your mouth as a urinal? (Part II)

Back on Februrary 22nd, I posted this.

Apparently Virgin Atlantic Airways actually had plans to install them at their clubhouse at JFK Airport in New York, but they received many complaints and the plans were scrapped.

Monday blah

Like 5 billion other people on this planet, I fucking hate Mondays...and Sundays to a certain extent. Work went by so slowly today, and the internet got old really fast, even though I did not want to resume my neverending work. Fuck Mondays. Too much drinking and not enough sleep this weekend and too much work today equal a big fat cock. (The converse of that holds true, too.) What makes Mondays especially excruciating is that my office is next to the police officer's, and he always has his radio tuned into the Clear Channel adult contemporary station. So I have to sit through hours of white adult contemporary soft rock like that Bryan Adams song from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, "Kokomo" by the Beach Boys, "Forever Young" by Rod Stewart (I actually liked this song when it came out when I was in the 5th grade, but it fucking came on twice in two hours!), that faggy Clay Aiken song, and others. Sometimes they'll play "Material Girl" by Madonna, which makes it a little more tolerable, but listening to that shit along with it being Monday, I just want to play Russian Roulette with all the chambers loaded. So I'm a fucking drama queen. Piss off.

I'm now home and I don't have time to relax. In between the hangovers and drinking this past weekend, I didn't get a chance to review music for the station. So I will now review as much as I can before the New Music Show tonight. Then, I'll try to go to sleep afterwards, but hopefully I'll catch Futurama before I fall asleep.

Speaking of Futurama, I still want to know why Fox canceled this show. It was fucking brilliant. It's so much better than the Simpsons. If anything, they should've canceled the Simpsons years ago. For some reason, I still manage to not miss any Simpsons episodes, but it hasn't made me laugh out loud in years...unless it's a rerun from around the years '93 to '98 or so. This show just hasn't been very good for about half a decade. I think I read somewhere that Matt Groening and Adult Swim are talking about developing a new Adult Swim cartoon. I hope this is true, and I hope it turns out to be funny like Futurama and not fucking retarded like the Simpsons has been.

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

WXYC - Wednesday March 17, 2004 (7 PM to 9PM)

(H) = Heavy rotation
(M) = Medium rotation
(L) = Light Rotation
(S) = Singles rotation
(R) = Request
Spaces between songs mean talkset

(H) No. 9 - Drizzle
Gary Wilson - You Were Too Good to Be True
Niney the Observer - Travelling Version
Ray Barretto - The Soul Drummers

Parts & Labor - Happy New Year
(H) Deerhoof - Rainbow Silhouette
Captain Beefheart - Suction Prints
William Parker Quartet - Purple

(M) Eyedea & Abilities - One Twenty
Younger Generation - We Rap More Mellow
(H) Radio Morocco - Quartertone Winds
(L) Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan - Maanasa Sancharare

Galaxie 500 - Decomposing Trees
(H) Trapist - Time Axis Manipulation Part 1
Four Tet - Slow Jam

(M) Mohammed Rafi - Chand Mera Dil
Peter King - Shango
Long John Hunter - Betty Lou
Andre Williams - Pass the Biscuits

(H) No Doctors - Sharkskin Blues
The Wipers - Alien Boy
The Mirrors - Frustration

(H) Ridgel's Fountain Citians - Hallelujah to the Lamb (from the
Goodbye Babylon boxset)
The Crooked Jades - Cumberland Gap
Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On, Eileen

(S) Roosevelt Franklin - Insomnia 411

Monday, March 15, 2004

On the WWW

Favorite cuss words for (semi)famous (mostly British) folks

The Singhsons

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Fecal Matter

I just read recently in some magazine that everytime you flush the toilet, there's microscopic fecal bacteria that can fly as high as twenty feet in the air. So the article recommended that you rinse your tootbrush in Listerine or some potent mouthwash before brushing your teeth. It also recommended that you close the lid on your toilet when you flush. I think this is kind of a pain in the ass, and I don't know if I want to go through all that trouble. I'll probably forget anyway. Besides, it's kind of fitting that we all get some shit in our mouths...especially me, considering the kind of language I typically use.

Tuesday, March 09, 2004


It's almost official. I will be moving back to the Midwest sometime in June. And I will make it official when I call to accept the job offer on Monday.

After thinking New York City would be the city I'd end up in for much of my adult life, Chicago never entered into the equation until the past couple of years, and not seriously until the past year. I've come to absolutely love Chicago and especially how affordable it is. Having now lived in North Carolina for a total of nine and a half years, the Tar Heel state is as part of me as Missouri is, and I know I will miss it here, but it's time for this country boy to move on to the big city. We'll see how long I can take the cold.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

WXYC - Wednesday March 3, 2004 (7 PM to 9PM)

Overall, a pretty good would've been a solid A had I not received so many phone calls and AIMs that really distracted me at times...I give it a B+/A-.

(H) = Heavy rotation
(M) = Medium rotation
(L) = Light Rotation
(S) = Singles rotation
(R) = Request
Spaces between songs mean talkset

(H) Doug Douglas - Rock of Billy
The Daktaris - Upside Down
Joe Bataan - Latin Strut (from Nu Yorica comp)

(H) Serge Gainsbourg - Daisy Temple
Derrick Harriott - Solomon
Lord Kitchener - Tie Tongue Mopsy
Madame Bolduc - Mon vieux est jaloux (off the Celtic Mouth Music comp)

(M) The Nein - Five Extinctions
The Dead C - Bitcher
Neurosis - Cold Ascending

Bongwater - There You Go
(H) Shalabi Effect - Imps
Frank and His Sisters - Mwanangu Lala (off the Secret Museum of Mankind
Leyanis Lopez - Mi Guajira Cha

(H) The Coachwhips - You Gotta Get It
Men's Recovery Project - Working for the Mossad
(R) Sonic Youth - Rain on Tim
Theoretical Girls - Lovin in the Red (second version)

(H) Elder Richard Bryant - Come Over Here (off the Goodbye Babylon box
The Okros Ensemble - Gypsy Jumping Dance from Transylvania
Either/Orchestra - Look to the Lion

(R) Craig Mack - Get Down
(S) Murs - 3:16
Dat Politics - Re-Folk

(H) Bobby Conn and the Glass Gypsies - Bus No. 243
The Go! Team - Junior Kickstart (off the Estuary English comp)
<9:00 end of show>

Monday, March 01, 2004

Top twenty records of '03

You can check my top 20 records of 2003 I sent to Aquarius Records in early January. You'll have to scroll down. If I were to make my list right now, it would most likely be different. Whatever.