Thursday, December 31, 2009

Playlist for December 30th - Best of 2009

My picks for 2009! Such a great year in music.

St. Vincent "The Strangers" from "Actor"
Grizzly Bear "Cheerleader" from "Veckatamist"
The Books Feat. Jose Gonzalez "Cello Song" from "Dark Was the Night"
Dirty Projectors "No Intention" from "Bitte Orca"
M. Ward "For Beginners" from "Hold Time"
Papercuts "Future Primitive" from "You Can Have What You Want"
Camera Obscura "The Sweetest Thing" from "My Maudlin Career"
Passion Pit "Seaweed Song" from "Manners"
Here We Go Magic "Tunnelvision" from "Here We Go Magic"
Vetiver "Strictly Rule" from "Tight Knit"
Fruit Bats "Primitive Man" from "The Ruminant Band"
Neko Case "This Tornado Loves You" from "Middle Cyclone"
Fanfarlo "Harold T. Wilkins or How To Wait For A Very Long Time" from "Resevoir"
The Bitter Tears "Worthless Sleaze" from "Jam Tarts In The Jakehouse"
Clem Snide "Me No" from "Hungry Bird"
Nurses "Technicolor" from "Apple's Acre"
The Starlight Mints "Zoomba" from "Change Remains"
Micachu "Golden Phone" from "Jewellery (Bonus Track Version)"
Animal Collective "My Girls" from "Merriweather Post Pavilion"
Black Moth Super Rainbow "Born On a Day The Sun Didn't Rise" from "Eating Us"
Fool's Gold "Surprise Hotel" from "Fool's Gold"
Matt & Kim "Daylight" from "Grand"
Girls "Lust for Life" from "Album"
The Antlers "Two" from "Hospice"
Crystal Antlers "Andrew" from "Tentacles"
Mika Miko "Wild Boar" from "We Be Xuxa"
Surfer Blood "Swim" from "Astrocoast"
Air "Sing Sang Sung (Black Moth Super Rainbow remix)" from "Love 2"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Heads Will Roll" from "It's Blitz"

...I already realized an artist I left off that I should have played - Fever Ray! Her album was super dark but amazing.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Playlist for December 27, 2009

The Ex Boyfriend Show

Subbing again, this time for James and Emilia's show, "Desafinado." Yesterday I hosted a girl-themed playlist. Today I did a guy-themed playlist. Specifically, bands or songs that reminded me of guys in my life. A few ex-boyfriends, a couple platonic guy friends, the one or two that got away...

No, this is not another breakup playlist! I promise!

We never had a chance
R.E.M. "Radio Free Europe"
Bob Dylan "Simple Twist of Fate"
Scout Niblett "12 Miles"
Bonnie "Prince" Billy "A Minor Place"
Blood on the Wall "Stoner Jam"
Catherine Wheel "I Want to Touch You" (Dave from the Grave made fun of me for this one)
Public Image Limited "Public Image"
Morrissey "Will Never Marry"
Evangelicals "Midnight Vignette"
No Age "Ripped Knees"
The Cramps "Sinners"

Emotional baggage with a great soundtrack
Yo La Tengo "Sudden Organ"
Architecture in Helsinki "Maybe You Can Owe Me"
Gorillaz "Kids With Guns"
RJD2 "Ghostwriter"
The Avalanches "ETOH"
Beck "Go It Alone"
The Streets "Could Well Be In"
The Beta Band "Wonderful"
Blur "For Tomorrow"
The English Beat "Save It for Later"
Mirah "Sweepstakes Prize"
Pavement "Spit On a Stranger"
Peter Bjorn & John "Amsterdam"

Platonic guy friend set
Belle & Sebastian "Blues Are Still Blue"
-M- "Monde virtuel"
Electrelane "Oh Sombra!"
Galaxie 500 "Ceremony"
Neutral Milk Hotel "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"

Playlist for December 26, 2009

The Girly Show

I put together a fun girl-themed playlist when I subbed for Caitlin, Sarah, and Yazmine's show "Kittens VS Godzilla." Thanks to my gal pal Dana for hanging with me in the station!

Starfucker "Girls just want to have fun"
Beastie Boys "Girls"
All Girl Summer Fun Band "Later Operator"
Go-Go's "We Got The Beat"
Le Tigre "Hot Topic"
Beck "Girl"
Janet Jackson "Pleasure Principle"
Blur "Girls and Boys"
Electrelane "I want to be the president"
The Detroit Cobras "Cha Cha Twist"
Tom Tom Club "Genius of Love"
Daniel Johnston "Ain't No Woman Gonna Make a George Jones Outta Me"
Cibo Mato "About a Girl"
Billy Ocean "Caribbean Queen"
Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam "Head to Toe"
Broadcast "Goodbye Girls"
Broken Social Scene "Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl"
The B-52's "52 Girls"
Donna Summer "Bad Girls"
M.I.A. "China Girl"
The Knife "Girls' Night Out"
Sheila E "The Glamourous Life"
Prince "I Wanna Be Your Lover"
Adult "Nite Life"
Pulp "My Legendary Girlfriend"
Johnny Hallyday "Hey Baby"
The Vaselines "Bitch"
Joanna Newsom "Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie"
Weezer "American Girl"
Blondie "Hanging on the Telephone"
Ladytron "Playgirl"
Pebbles "Girlfriend"

Playlist for December 23, 2009

Compiling my favorite songs from 2009, I realized there were way too many to fit in one show. So I made two shows. This week is dedicated to the runners-up. Stay tuned for my best of the best of 2009 playlist on December 30th.

Best of 2009 - Honorable Mentions

Devendra Banhart "Can't Help But Smiling" from "What Will Be Be"
Ceu "Bebuia" from "Vagarosa"
Bon Iver and St. Vincent "Roslyn" from "New Moon Soundtrack"
Iggy Pop "Les Feuilles Mortes" from "Preliminaires"
Jarvis Cocker "Angela" from "Further Complications"
A.C. Newman "There are maybe ten or twelve" from "Get Guilty"
Wilco "You and I" from "Wilco the album"
Thao With the Get Down Stay Down "Know Better Learn Faster" from "Know Better Learn Faster"
The Flaming Lips "Worm Mountain" from "Embryonic"
Phoenix "Liszxtomania" from "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix"
Royksopp "Happy Up Here" from "Junior"
Beirut "My Wife, Lost in the Wood" from "March of the Zapotec"
Monsters of Folk "Dear God" from "Monsters Of Folk"
Regina Spektor "Laughing With" from "Far"
Portland Cello Project "Geography" from "The Thao & Justin Power Sessions"
Lake "Breathing" from "Let's Build a Roof"
Taken by Trees "Watch the Waves" from "East of Eden"
Speck Mountain "Twinlines" from "Some Sweet Relief"
Yo La Tengo "Here To Fall" from "Popular Songs"
Metric "Gimme Sympathy" from "Fantasies"
The Hidden Cameras "In The NA" from "Origin: Orphan"
Peter Bjorn and John "Nothing to Worry About" from "Living Thing"
Neon Indian "Laughing Gas" from "Psychic Chasm"
The Apples in Stereo "King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 3" from "Score! 20 Years of Merge Records"
Tune-Yards "Sunlight" from "Bird Brains"
The Clientele "Harvest Time" from "Bonfires on the Heath"
Yonlu "I know what it's like" from "A Society in Which No Tear Is Shed Is Inconceivably Mediocre"
Beaujolais "All my Exorcisms" from "Admirations"
Wavves "Sun Opens My Eyes" from "Wavvves"
Datarock "Give it Up" from "Datarock"
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros "40 Day Dream" from "Up From Below"

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Playlist for December 16, 2009

I felt like I went in a bunch of directions tonight, and I think I forgot to talk on the air for a full 40 minutes. I blame Red House Painters.

Surfer Blood "Floating Vibes"
Fanfarlo "I'm a Pilot"
Blur "Blue Jeans"
Broken Social Scene "Kennel District" [Pavement cover - for Adam]
Scout Niblett "Kiss" [for Sebo]
The Antlers "Shiva" [New]
Mum "If I Were A Fish" [New]
Young Marble Giants "Credit in the Straight World"
Taken by Trees "My Boys"
Tanlines "Saw"
Massive Attack "What Your Soul Sings"
Starfucker "Mykte Ptyson"
Slaraffenland "Open Your Eyes" [New]
Luscious Jackson "Water Your Garden"
Fredrik "Vinterbarn"
Wye Oak "Siamese" [New]
Hollow Tongues "Things Haunt You"
Voyager One "Out in the Marketplace"
The Strange Attractors "End Game" [New]
The Flaming Lips "Silver Trembling Hands" [New]
Port O'Brien "Love Me Through" [New]
Blur "Battery in your leg" [Request]
Family Band "Hatred"
Bonnie "Prince" Billy "Madeleine-Mary"
Red House Painters "Make Like Paper" [yeah, all 12 minutes of it]
The Animals "Bring It On Home To Me"
Kaki King "Bone Chaos in the Castle"
The Go Find "Everybody Knows It's Gonna Happen"
Air - Do The Joy [New]

"Kiss" by Scout Niblett featuring Will Oldham (Bonnie "Prince" Billy) from her 2007 album This Fool Can Die Now on Beggars Too Pure records.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Winter Break

I am staying in Santa Barbara for the holidays and will be filling in for a lot of KCSB DJs who will be out of town.

You can hear me on the air at these days and times:
- Wed Dec 16th 10p-12a
- Wed Dec 23rd 10p-12a
- Sat Dec 26th 4-6p
- Sun Dec 27th 6-8p
- Wed Dec 30th 10p-12a - Best of 2009 show!
- Sat Jan 2nd 8-10p

I guarantee I will NOT play any holiday music. I will update this list if I manage to pick up any more times.

As always, listen in SB area at 91.9fm or online at ...check out our new Pop-Up Player!

Playlist for December 9, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dad!!

No Age "Ripped Knees"
Devendra Banhart "Foolin"
Gigi "The Old Graveyard (Karl Blau)"
Belle & Sebastian "Nothing in Silence"
Banjo or Freakout "Let It Alone"
Lake "Breathing" [New]
Spiritualized "Baby I'm Just a Fool"
Mason Jennings "The Field" [New] [Request]
CocoRosie "Terrible Angels"
Mum "Sing along" [New]
Joy Division "Disorder"
The Dead Weather "Will There Be Enough Water?" [New]
Kaki King "So Much For So Little"
Kurt Vile "Blackberry Song" [New]
James Pants "THin Moon"
Panda Bear "Track 8"
Tunng "Cans"
The Nocturnes "The Sea Will Keep You Safe" [New]
The Mumlers "Dice in a Drawer"
Stephen Malkmus "Post-Paint Boy"
Big Spider's Back "Warped"
Why? "January Twenty Something"[ New]
The Flaming Lips "The Sparrow Looks Up At The Machine" [New]
Neon Indian "Psychic Chasms"
Lightning Bolt "Rain On Lake I'm Swimming In" [New]
Surfer Blood "Swim (to reach the end)"
Fungi Girls "Dystopic Vision"
Wet Confetti "Dazzle of Dynamite"
Sleep Whale "Coccon Curls"
No Age "Genie" [New]

Unofficial video for Joy Division's "Disorder" on their 1979 debut Unknown Pleasures
Is it weird that this song reminds me of Interpol?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Playlist for December 2, 2009

The Frantics "Werewolf"
Le Tigre "Eau d'Bedroom Dancing"
Grizzly Bear "Cheerleader (Neon Indian remix)" - link
Starfucker "Jupiter"
Reeks and the Wrecks "Blue Ballroom"
Franz Ferdinand "Katherine Kiss Me"
Grand Archives "Left for all the Strays" (New)
Wilco "Solitaire" (New)
Nurses "Man At Arms" (New)
Wire "I Feel Mysterious today"
Girls "Laura" (New)
Belle and Sebastian "I Don't Love Anyone"
Tapes 'n Tapes "Buckle"
The Antlers "Two" (New)
Great Northern "Numbers"
Joanna Newsom "Cosmia"
Kings of Convenience "Boat Behind" (New)
The Phenomenal Handclap Band "Baby" (New)
!!! "Hammerhead"
Broken Social Scene "Bandwitch"
Datarock "True Stories" (New)
This Show Is Rainbow "Worldess Whisper"
Portishead "Half Day Closing"
Thom Yorke "Hearing Damage"
Lykke Li "Chapter 2. Dance, Dance, Dance"
Discovery "Slang Tang" (New)
Thee American Revolution "Power House"
Engineers "Helped by Science"
Notwist "Boneless (remix)"
Beehive "My Need to Stay"
King Khan & BBQ Show "Animal Party" (New)

Le Tigre "Eau d'Bedroom Dancing" from their debut, self-titled 1999 album.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sub show - Friday, November 27, 2009

Peter Bjorn & John "Amsterdam"
The Magnetic Fields "100,000 Fireflies"
The Lightning Seeds "Pure"
Papercuts "A Dictator's Lament"
Broadcast "Tender Buttons"
Brigitte Bardot & Serge Gainsbourg "Comic Strip"
The Clientele "I Wonder Who We Are"
Camera Obscura "James"
Black Moth Super Rainbow "Twin of Myself"
The Avalanches "Electricity"
Scissor Sisters "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'"
Nouvelle Vague "I Melt With You"
Bright Eyes "Coat Check Dream Song"
Elliott Smith "Baby Britain"
Mirah "La Familia"
Dean & Britta "You Turned My Head Around"
Ratatat "Bird Priest" New

Playlist for November 25, 2009

The Books "There Is No There"
* Ratatat "Mi Viejo" - New
* Monsters of Folk "Map of the World" - New
Bob Dylan "Just Like a Woman"
Dirty Projectors David Byrne "Knotty Pine"
* Tegan and Sara "On Directing" - New
Real Estate "Beach Comber"
Bellflur "Grey Sparkle Finnish Pig"
Royksopp "Happy Up Here"
* Royal Bangs "War Bells" - New
The Blow "Babay (Eat a Critter...)"
* Fool's Gold "Ha Dvash" - New
Arcade Fire "Keep the Car Running"
Ok go "Shooting the Moon"
Deerhoof "Chadelier Searchlight"
Beck's Record Club "All Tomorrow's Parties"
* Nurses "Technicolor" - New
The Parties "Cryin Shame"
Black Tambourine "Black Car"
Small Black "Kings of Animals"
* The Do "At Last!" - New
* Girls "Hellhole Ratrace" - New
The Vaselines "Son Of A Gun"
Pearl Harbor "California Shakedown"
Explosions in the Sky "First Breath After Coma"
Rufus Wainwright "Baby"
Gomez "78 Stone Wobble"
Mia Doi Todd "Tongue-Tied"
* Thao With the Get Down Stay Down "Easy" - New

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Playlist for November 18, 2009

Architecture in Helsinki "Underwater"
Polka Dot Dot Dot "Small Words, Bigger Lessons"
A Grave With No Name "Open Water"
The Go Team "Patricia's Moving Picture"
Tickley Feather "Don't Call Marilyn"
The Magnetic Fields "Lovers From the Moon"
* Pile "The Moon" - New
T. Rex "Mambo Sun" - Request
Sleigh Bells "Ring Ring"
Brigitte Bardot & Serge Gainsbourg "Pouvre Lola"
Tune Yards "Sunlight"
Cut Copy "Far Away" - Request
* The Flaming Lips "Evil" - New
The Beach Boys "I'm Waiting For The Day"
Nina Nastasia "A Love Song"
* Blitzen Trapper "Black River Killer" - New
The Beta Band "Push It Out"
CFCF "How Bizarre (OMC cover)"
Golden Silvers with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble "Arrows of Eros"
* The Pastels "Boats" - New
Beach House "Norway"
Honeybunch "Mine Your Own Business"
Dean & Britta "Me & My Babies"
* Sunny Day Real Estate "Red Elephant" - New
Kaiser Chiefs "Remember You're A Girl"
The Decemberists "The Perfect Crime #2"
The Chairs "Charlotte Pipe"
* Mission of Burma "One Day We Will Live There" - New
* Fuck Buttons "Rough Steez" - New
The Prairie Cartel "No Light Escapes Here"

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Playlist for November 11, 2009

Devendra Banhart "Baby"
Air "Sing Sang Sung"
The Unicorns "I Was Born"
Slow Club "Come On Youth"
* Monsters of Folk "Baby Boomer" New
* Islands "Vapours" New
Neon Indian "Local Joke"
Papercuts "Dead Love"
Interpol "Hands Away"
* The Stone Roses "I Wanna Be Adored" New
Tamaryn "Mild Confusion"
Warpaint "Billie Holiday"
* Rain Machine "Smiling Black Faces" New
Magnetic Fields "100,000 Fireflies"
Dominant Legs "Clawing Out At The Walls"
Of Montreal "St. Exuisite's Confessions"
* The Raveonettes "Heart of Stone" New
Blood on the Wall "Mary Susan"
Girls "Lust for Life"
Portastatic "Skinny Glasses Girl"
Avi Buffalo "What's In It For?"
Jj "From Africa to Malaga"
Harlem Shakes "Technicolor Health"
* Tom Morello "I'm In Love With A Ripper" New

Monday, November 9, 2009

KCSB Pledge Drive

New shirt designs are here! Make a $50 pledge during our fund drive and get a free shirt!

KCSB fund drive continues throughout the week. Please call 805-893-2424 to make a pledge. Operators are standing by throughout the week to take your calls. Very simple, you just give them your contact info and credit card # over the phone, or they can mail you an invoice and you can pay by check over the mail.

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Playlist for 11/04/09

Sorry I'm late to publish these!

Neko Case "The Pharoahs"
Jeff Tweedy "Simple Twist of Fate"
Nouvelle Vague "Blue Monday"
Luna "Waiting on a friend"
-M- "Close to Me"
* The Stone Roses "She Bangs the Drums" (New)
Cat Power "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
The White Stripes "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself"
Seu Jorge "Oh You Pretty THings"
Electrelane "I'm On FIre"
Bauhaus "Ziggy Stardust"
Ben Folds Five "Such Great Heights"
Senor Coconut "Showroom Dummies"
Cibo Mato "About a Girl"
Yo La Tengo "Here Comes My Baby"
Dandy Warhols "Call Me"
Devo "Secret Agent Man"
Polysics "My Sharona"
Friendly Fires "I'm Good I'm Gone"
No Age "Eraser"
Pivot "Colorado"
The Harvey Girls "White Wedding"
Quix-o-tic "Tell It Like It Is"
Eskimo Joe "Hey"
Galaxie 500 "Ceremony"
The Apples in Stereo "King of Carrot flowers part 3"
No Age "Errand Boy"

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Playlist for October 28, 2009

Special Halloween edition! Also known as, the I'm-sick-with-a-cold-but-my-voice-sounds-sexy edition!

Ladytron "Miss Black"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Skeletons"
Rainbow Arabia "Haunted Hill"
Antsy Pants "Vampire"
The Embers "I Walked All Night"
The Strangeloves "I Want Candy"
* Starlight Mints "Coffins 'r' Us" (New)
Beck "Scarecrow"
Bauhaus "Terror Couple Kill Colonel"
Nouvelle Vague "Bela Lugosi's Dead"
Charlatans "Good Witch, Bad Witch"
The Unicorns "Tuff Ghost"
Spoon "The Ghost of You Lingers"
Mazzy Star "Ghost Highway"
Suicide "Ghost Rider"
Slaraffenland "Ghosts"
* Slaraffenland "Falling Out" (New)
Tom Waits "Earth Died Screaming"
Rasputina "Transylvanian Concubine"
The Chameleons "Swamp Thing"
Sparklehorse "Dark as a Dungeon"
3-D Invisibles "Zombie Dance"
Dusty Springfield "Spooky"
She & Him "I Put A Spell On You"
Broadcast "Black Cat"
Calla "Slum Creeper"
Beaujolais "All My Exorcisms"
Evangelicals "Skeleton Man"
Fantomas "Rosemary's Baby" (by Request)
Supergrass "Strange Ones"
Pop Will Eat Itself "Candydiosis"
Siouxsie and the Banshees "Peek-A-Boo"
The Specials "Ghost Town"
* The Black Heart Procession "Witching Stone" (New)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Playlist for October 14, 2009

I will be in Korea next week (October 21st) and will have a sub cover my show. I will return on the 28th!

CANT "Ghosts"
Wire "Heartbeat"
Thao With the Get Down Stay Down "Bag of Hammers"
Dominant Legs "Young at Love and LIfe"
Can "Bring Me Coffee or Tea"
Julian Lynch "Rancher"
Angus & Julia Stone "Tubthumping"
Spiritualized "You Lie You Cheat"
Nico "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams"
The Sea and Cake "A Fuller Moon"
* The Theater Fire "It's All The Same" New
* Wild Beasts "All the King's Men" New
The Beatles "Strawberry Fields Forever"
Sleepy Sun "New Age"
* Tiny Masters Of Today "Pop Chart" New
Luscious Jackson "Don't Look Back"
Boca Chica "Lake Eerie"
Think about Life "Johanna"
Beach House "You Came To Me"
Fleet Foxes "Heard them Stirring"
* Nurses "Technicolor" New
Woven Bones "If You're Gold, I'm Gone"
The Cramps "I'm Customized"
Magazine "Definitive Gaze"
* The Clean "Are You Really On Drugs?" New
Milktooth "Such Wonderous Light"
Gang of Four "Return the Gift"
Math the Band "Hang Out/Hang Ten"

Playlist for October 7, 2009

Posting this a bit late... sorry! Up to date playlists can always be found at Spinitron.

Elliott Smith "Between the Bars"
Pivot "Colorado"
Pavement "In The Mouth a Desert"
The Clientele "Harvest Time"
* Deer Tick "Smith Hill" New
Sleep Whale "We Were Dripping"
The Ettes "No Home"
Lake "Don't Give Up"
* Piile "Haunt" New
Cat Power "Sea of Love"
Phoenix "Rome (remix)"
* The Slant "Where the Seas are Black" New
* Port O'Brien "In The Meantime" New
Bear in Heaven "Dust Cloud"
* Dirty Projectors "Two Doves" New
Vic Chesnutt "Society Sue"
Freelance Whales "Generator First Floor"
* Pastels "About You" New
The Shaky Hands "Allison and the Ancient Eyes"
The Smiths "Shakespear's Sister"
Acrylics "All of the Fire"
Pugwash "Apples"
* Blitzen Trapper "Silver Moon" New
* Grand Archives "Topsy's Revenge" New
Beirut "The Penalty"
Califone "Funeral Singers"
Madeleine Peyroux "Careless Love"
* Why? "January Twenty Something" New
Tape Deck Mountain "Ghost Colony"
Molina & Johnson "Twenty Cycles to theGround"
* The Mumlers "Coffin Factory" New
Cymbals Eat Guitars "Cold Spring"
Beaujolais "All My Exorcisms"
Little Dragon "Blinking Pigs"

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Playlist for 09/30/09

The Bitter Tears "Worthless Sleaze"
Sleeping in the Aviary "Things Look Good"
Louise Attaque "L'Intraquillite"
The Antlers "Two" New
Seu Jorge "Oh You Pretty Things"
She & Him "I Was Made For You"
The Dodos "Fables"
Sondre Lerche "Don't Look Now" New
Mouse on Mars "Download Softist"
Why? "This Blackest Purse" New
Rain Machine "Smiling Black Faces" New
Yo La Tengo "By Two's" New
Imogen Heap "Aha!" New
Saint Etienne "Avenue"
The Jesus & Mary Chain "Sowing Seeds"
Sebastian Clark & Normandie Wilson "Friends & Lovesr" New
Camera Obscura "Other Towns and Cities"
Orange Juice "Falling and Laughing"
Wussom*Pow! "Twenty Four"
The Knife "Pass This On"
Santogold "Anne"
Salem "Frost"
Gary Numan "M.E."
The Phenomenal Handclap Band "15 to 20" New
Cansei de Ser Sexy "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above"
Annie "Chewing Gum"
Adult "Nite Life"
Yppah "Playing with Fireworks" New
UUVVWWZ "Hum Jam" New

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Same time, same place

With every new academic quarter at UCSB, KCSB's weekly schedule also changes. Thankfully, I will continue to host "Between the Bars" on Wednesday nights from 10pm-midnight. It's a great slot!

I will be subbing for D & Z's "Reeling and Rocking" Saturday October 10th from 6pm-8pm.

As always, tune into KCSB.ORG or 91.9fm. Thanks for listening!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Playlist for 09/23/09

* = New Release

Film School "Not About A Girl"
Asobi Seksu "Suzanne" - Hope Sandoval cover
The Dandy Warhols "Insincere Because I"
Sun Kil Moon "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes"
Small Black "Bad Lover"
Thao With the Get Down Stay Down "Know Better Learn Faster" - playing SB in October
Vic Chesnutt "Philip Guston"
The Rolling Stones "Factory Girl"
Noir Desir "La Vent Nous Portera"
Yacht "Psychic City" - Request
Smashing Pumpkins "Crush"
The Magnetic Fields "When the Open Road is Closing In"
* Hitch "Carbon Wheels" New
The Raveonettes "Last Dance"
Belle & Sebastian "The Blues Are Still Blue"
* The Slant "Stand Fast" New
John Carpenter "Seasons"
The Cramps "Sinners"
* Stellastarr* "The People" - New
Hot Chip "I Can't Wake Up"
Frank Sinatra "Moonlight in Vermont" - Request
Nouvelle Vague "This Is Not A Love Song"
Os Mutantes "Baby"
* Petracovich "Sleep It Off" - New
Active Child "Voice of an old friend"
* The Phenomenal Handclap Band "All of the Above" - New
Fiona Apple "Red, Red, Red"
The Hidden Cameras "In the NA"
* Hotel Eden "Tell ME Where You've Been" - New
Madness "Embarrassment"
* Yo La Tengo "Periodicaly Double or Triple" - New

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Playlist for 09/16/09

Animal Collective "Brother Sport"
Yppah "Sunflower Sunkissed"
Dan Deacon "Get Older"
* Shonen Knife "Super Group" New
Avery Tare "Crumbling Land"
Notre dame "Sur Ton Reepondeur"
M. Ward featuring Jasont Lytle "To Save Me"
Instamatic "This Is (Weird Tapes Version)"
* Hermit Thrushes "Snowflake Heart" New
Devo "Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA"
D.N.A. "Size"
* Sinkane "Apache Beat" New
At the Drive-In "Quarantined"
Low "John Prine"
Banjo or Freakout "Upside Down"
Jonathan Richman "That Summer Feeling"
Andy Cook "Rolling"
Mirah "Look Up!"
Mazzy Star "Blue Flower"
Memory Cassette "Last One Awake (Friend Version)"
Opal "Empty Box Blues"
The Mountain Goats "Lion's Teeth"
The Lucksmiths "Good Light"
Matt & Kim "I'll Take You Home"
* The Do "Tammie" New
Crystal Antlers "Andrew" - Pick of the week!
My Bloody Valentine "Loomer"
The Low Frequency in Stereo "Texas Fox"
* The Dirty Projectors "The Bride" New

My pick of the week:
Crystal Antlers "Andrew" from their 2009 album Tentacles on Touch and Go Records

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Playlist for 09/09/09

Had a new DJ sit-in on my show tonight. First set are bands who performed at F Yeah Fest in LA this past weekend.

* = New Release

Wavves "Vermin"
Crystal Antlers "Glacier"
Mika Miko "Sex Jazz"
No Age "Errand Boy"
Black Lips "Lock and key"
Lightning Bolt "Conan"
* UUVVWWZ "Jap Dad" New
Enon "Believo!"
Enon "Come Into"
Sleater-Kinney "Oh!"
The Knife "Pass this On"
* Vetiver "You May Be Blue" New
Television Personalities "Tell Me About Your Day"
The Fall "My New House"
Tortoise "Charteroak Foundation"
* Yo La Tengo "Nothing to Hide" New
Pj Harvey "Ecstacy"
Kit & The Outlaws "Don't Tread on Me"
Deerhoof "Numina O"
Mia Doi Todd "The Way"
* Ohbijou "Cannon March" New
Destroyer "Goddess of Drought"
Fleet Foxes "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song"
Film School "Far Away"
* The Features "Lions" New
Tegan and Sara "Back in your head"
Asobi Seksu "Taiyo"
Gruff Rhys "Pwdin wy 1"
Gruff Rhys "Pwdin wy 2"
* Foreign Born "Lion's Share" New
Stephen Malkmus "It Kills"
* Japandroids "Heart Sweats" New

Monday, September 7, 2009

Playlist from 9/2/09

Architecture in Helsinki “Vanishing”
Beach House “Astronaut”
Black Moth Super Rainbow “Iron Lemonade”
Broadcast “Black Cat”
The Boy Least Likely To “The Battle of the Boy Least Likely To”
Black Lips “Veni Vidi Vici”
The Coral Sea “Seconds into sound”
Cut Copy “Strangers in the Wind”
The Dandy Warhols “Plan A”
Dean & Britta “Say Goodnight”
Department of Eagles “Around the Bay”
The Ditty Bops “Gentle Sheep”
Dr. Dog “We All Belong”
* Jay Reatard “Man of Steel”
Earlimart “A Bell and Whistle”
Electrelane “U.O.R.”
* The Mumlers “Raise the Blinds”

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thanks to The Old Believers, The Red River and Congratulations for stopping and playing an hour-long set on my show tonight. They sounded great! Hopefully we'll hear a lot more of them.

It was my first time hosting a band on my show, so thanks to everyone involved for helping out and hanging in there.

Download to here their entire set here [42 MB mp3]

Saturday, August 29, 2009

SB Indie

My letter to the editor of Santa Barbara Independent was published this week. It was written in response to last week's cover story, D.J. Palladino's article, "Grownup's Guide to Indie Rock." It was a good article with some great music recommendations, just not quite enough KCSB love!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Playlist for 08/26/09

The full playlist can be found at Spinitron.

Pulp - Babies
Datarock - Laurie
The Unicorns - Tuff Ghost
Portastatic - Drill Me
Young Marble Giants - Brand New Life
Soul Coughing - Is Chicago Is Not Chicago
The Pixies - Dig for Fire
Blood on the Wall - Junkeee... Julieee...
Blood on the Wall - I'd Like To Take you Out Tonight
* Guy Fantastico - Nom De Guerre - New
Tracy + The Plastics - Big Stereo
Of Montreal - Oslo in the Summertime
Psapp - Curuncula
Intergalactic Noise - Jellyfishheads - Request
* Portland Cello Project - Tallymarks - New
Zee Avi - Bitter Heart -
Sufjan Stevens - All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands
Say Hi To Your Mom - Prefers Unhappy Endings
Micachu and the Shapes - Calculator
The Red River - Swallow Song
Harlem Shakes - Winter Water
Darlings - If This Is Love
* Yacht - Ring the Bell - New
Quix*o*tic - Anonymus FAce
Nina Nastasia & Jim White - I've Been Out Walking
The Books - Twelve Fold Chain
Scout Niblett - 12 Miles
Great Northern - New Tricks
!!! - Storm the Legion
Stranglers - Nice 'N' Sleazy

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Playlist for 08/19/09

Fun show this week. A little lopsided... hard and weird in the beginning and getting really mellow in the last hour. Got several requests at the beginning of my show, which I always love!

Pretty Girls Make Graves "Something Bigger, Something Brighter"
Supergrass "Time"
Rocketship "Hey Hey Girl"
Bearsuit "Cheryade"
Mika Miko "Wild Boar"
Le Tigre "Hot Topic"
* Snowglobe "Nothing I Can Do" - New
Florence and the Machine "Dog Days are Over"
* The Dead Weather "3 Birds" - New
Gliss "Morning Light" - Request
Goldfrapp "Ooh La La" - Request
Shugo Tokumaru "La La Radio"
Ratatat "Mirando" - Request
* Japandroids "Crazy/Forever" - New
* Elvis Perkins "Slow Doomsday" - New
The New Pornographers "Don't Destroy the Night"
Evangelicals "Midnight Vignette"
The Flesh "Sweet Defeat"
* We Were Promised Jetpacks "Moving Clocks Run Slow" - New
The Choir of Young Believers "Next Summer"
Sigur Ros "1"
* Black Moth Super Rainbow "Fields Are Breathing" - New
Suede "She's Not Dead"
* Papercuts "Jet Plane" - New
R.E.M. "Star Me Kitten"
White Flight "Song for Augustine Pt 2"
Arab Strap "Who Named The Days?"
Smith Westerns "Be My Girl"
The Evens "Around the Corner"

"Midnight Vignette" off Evangelicals 2008 album The Evening Descends on Dead Oceans records.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Playlist for August 12, 2009

Snuck a little electronica in there tonight...

* = New Release

Holly Miranda - Everytime I Go To Sleep
Say Hi To Your Mom - Snowcones and Puppies
Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative User
Polysics - My Sharona
Earlimart - Unintentional Tape Manipulations
* Shinichi Osawa - The Patch
* Discovery - Swing
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams (Mingus Rude edit)
Scissor Sisters - Might Tell You Tonight
Big Audio Dynamite - Innocent Child
Sunday Servants - I'm Putting You On
* Modest Mouse - I've Got it all (Most)
Bob Dylan - Queen Jane Approximately - Request
Vetiver - Everyday
* M. Ward - For Beginners
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
Kate Bush - Watching You Without Me
* The Decemberists - The Rake's Song
Mi and L'au - Bingo
Beirut - The Penalty
Camping - She Says
Taken by Trees - Watch the Waves
* An Horse - Company
The Feelies - Raised Eyebrows
Gruff Rhys - The Court of King Arthur
* Fruit Bats - Being On Our Own
* King Khan and the Shrines - Welfare Bread
Port O'Brien - My Will Is Good
Brown Recluse Sings - Contour and Context
* Ohio University Leading Tones - Brick

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Playlist for 08/05/09

* = New Release

B-52s - Party out of bounds
The Cramps - Goo Goo Muck
* Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Dragon Queen
The Raveonettes - Suicide
Fool's Gold - Surprise Hotel (Micachu & the shapes remix)
* Blue Skies for Black Hearts - Jenny and Steve
Nurses - Man at Arms
Mia Doi Todd - Planting
Port O'Brien - Sour Milk/ Salt Water
* Beep Beep - I Miss You
* Like Bells - Can I say something to you?
Birds of Avalon - Your Downtime is Up
X - Adult Books
* Sonic Youth - Sacred Trickster
Portugal. The Man - People Say
+/- - Marina
* Her Space Holiday - Just Another Day
Damon & Naomi - The Great Wall
* St. Vincent - The Bed
Sondre Lerche - Good Luck
Neko Case - That Teenage Feeling
Final Spins - Let Me Fall
Tapes 'n Tapes - Manitoba
E.L.O - Mr. Blue Sky
A.C. Newman - There Are Maybe Ten or Twelve
The Beach Boys - That's Not Me
* Quasi - Beautiful Things
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
-M- - Monde Virtual
The Harvey Girls - Hey Little Sprout!
* Black Moth Super Rainbow - Gold Splatter
Mew - Introducing the Palace Players

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Playlist for July 29, 2009

* = New Release

Plastic Bertrand "Super Cool"
Franz Ferdinand "Dream Again"
Kings of Convenience "Stay out of Trouble"
Flight of the Conchords "Mutha'uckas"
Film School "Watch You Drink"
Wye Oak "Take It In"
Gang of Four "It's Her Factory"
Pavement "Grave Architecture"
Elliott Smith "Rose Parade"
Robert Petway "Catfish Blues"
Young Marble Giants "Include Me Out"
The 6ths "Winter in July"
The Apples in Stereo "Where We Meet"
Passion Pit "Seaweed Song"
Architecture in Helsinki "Scissor Paper Rock"
Fugu "Claviplucck"
Johnny Thunders "You Can't Put Your Arms Round a Memory"
* Fruit Bats "Flamingo"
Sleeping in the Aviary "I'm Old"
* Casiotone for the Painfully Alone "Optimist vs the Silent Alarm"
Yppah "I'll Hit the Breaks"
Broken Social Scene "Hotel"
Subaudibal Hum "Africa"
Beck "Missing"
The Russian Futurists "A Telegram from the Future"
Deerhoof "Fresh Born"
Tortoise "Minors"
* Barcelona "Please Don't Go"
Dirty Projectors "No Intention"
* Iron and Wine "God Made the Automobile" New
Ben Folds Five "Such Great Heights"
The Velvet Underground "After Hours"

Staten Island's PS22 Fifth Grade Chorus doing a cover of "Seaweed Song" by Passion Pit

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Online playlists

KCSB has changed their online playlist service to Spinitron. Browse the KCSB schedule on our station page. In addition to Blogspot, playlists for Between the Bars will be posted on my Spinitron page.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Playlist for July 22, 2009

Lots of new music this week!

* = New Release

The Pixies - U-Mass
Yo La Tengo - Here To Fall [free download from]
Gomez - Whippin Piccadilly
* Regina Spektor - Folding Chair
Tapes 'n Tapes - The Illiad
The Walkmen - Wake Up
Panda Bear - Ponytail
The Softies - Pack Your Things & Go
* The Lemonheads - Green Fuz
* I'm From Barcelona - Paper Planes
Sunny Day Real Estate - The Ocean
They Might Be Giants - Don't Let's Start
Pop Will Eat Itself - Monogamy
Oh No! Oh My! - Walk In The Park
* StarlightMints - Zoomba [free download from wxpn]
* Fever Ray - Now's The Only Time I Know (request)
Peeping Tom - Caipirinha
Oceansize - Rinsed
* Snowglobe - Teenage Queen
* Mouthful of Bees - Please and Thank You
The Cranes - Brazil
Red House Painters - Japanese to English
* Cursive - Caveman
Pinback - Concrete Seconds
The Secret Machines - Light's On
Animal Collective - Bees
* Big Fresh Forever - Losing Friends to War
* An Horse - Camp Out
Supergrass - Hollow Little Reign
The Specials - You're Wondering Now
* The Thermals - At The Bottom of the Sea
Black Hollies - Gloomy Monday Morning (request)
* Mono - Ashes in the snow

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Playlist for July 15, 2009

* = New release

The Flaming Lips - Flight Test
Camera Obscura - My Sweetest Thing
The Dodos - Fables [free download on stereogum]
Devotchka - Queen of the Surface Streets
The Clientele - Saturday
* Metric - Collect Call
Morrissey - Lucky Lisp
Arcade Fire - Haiti
CocoRosie - By Your Side
* Iron and Wine - Such Great Heights
* Mewithoutyou - every thought a Thought of You
* Mewithoutyou - the Fox, the Crow and the Cookie
The Choir of Young Believers - Action/Reaction [free download on stereogum]
* Foreign Born - Lion's Share
Modest Mouse - The World at Large
The Unicorns - Child Star
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Nashville Parthenon
* Jarvis Cocker - I Never Said I Was Deep
The Teenagers - Make it Happen
* Starfucker - Bed-Stuy (Super Cop)
* Fever Ray - If I had a heart
* Iggy Pop - Les Feuilles Mortes
* Grizzly Bear - Southern Point
International Noise Conspiracy - Cross of my calling
Kissing Tigers - Pleasure of Resistance
* Wilco - You Never Know

"Haiti" by Arcade Fire from their 2004 album on Merge Records

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Playlist for July 8, 2009

* = New Release

Louis XIV - Ball of Twine
Shugo Tokumaru - Hidamari
Now Now Every Children - Not One, But Two
Tegan and Sara - Soil, Soil
* The Mumlers - Whale Song
Discovery - Orange Shirt
CeU - Bebuia
The Antlers - Two
Black Heart Procession - Rats
Department of Eagles - Classical Records
Hot Panda - Whale Headed Girl
Peter Bjorn and John - Living Things
Kaki King - Sad American
Mirah - Million Miles
* Akron/Family - Many Ghosts
Minus the Bear - We Are Not A Football Team
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions - Blanchard
Slaraffenland - Meet and Greet
British Sea Power - Come Wander With Me
Appleseed Cast - A Bright Light
Fool's Gold - Surprise Hotel
Electrelane - Today
Beach House - You Came to Me
Speck Mountain - Twinlines
Alen Clapp and His Orchestra - Something Strange happened
Earlimart - The Hidden Track
* Yonlu - Waterfall

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Playlist for July 1, 2009

Theme of the show is "Dear John" based on an iTunes meme. The challenge was to choose song titles that, when read in order, form a Dear John (breakup) letter.

Song - Artist

Dearest - Buddy Holly
I Found A Reason - Cat Power
I Can't Be With You - The Cranberries
This Is What It Is - Nina Nastasia
I Hate The Way You Love - The Kills
You Don't Understand Me - The Raconteurs
You Think You're A Man - The Vaselines
You're Just A Baby - Belle and Sebastian
I Should Have Known Better - She and Him
It's So Obvious - Wire
You're No Good For Me - Joy Division
I Tried Very Hard - Hot Panda
You Tore Me Down - Yo La Tengo
Can't Hardly Stand it - Charlie Feathers
Like It Or Not - Architecture in Helsinki
I Am Over It - The Dandy Warhols
It's Over - The Beta Band
Oh, How The Boat Drifts - Mum
We Don't Exist - Meat Puppets
I Have Seen a Light - Destroyer
I Know What I want - Math and physics club
I Want Someone Badly - Jeff Buckley w/ Shudder To Think
Someone Like The Moon - Pulp
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - Damien Rice
Do You Understand? - The Apples in Stereo
I'm Good, I'm Gone - Friendly Fires
Leave the Planet - Galaxie 500
I Don't Want to Follow You - The Wailers
Don't Want To Know If You're Lonely - Husker Du
You Can't Break a Broken Heart - The 6ths
See You Later Alligator - Louise Attaque
With All My Heart - Clem Snide
Kate - Ben Folds Five

Friday, June 19, 2009

Summer schedule

I will be in Pennsylvania for a conference next week. Starting July 1st, I will be hosting Between the Bars EVERY Wednesday night from 10pm-12am, pacific time.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Playlist for June 10, 2009

* = New Release

Fugazi - Big Mouth - 13 Songs
* Iggy Pop - Nice To Be Dead - Preliminaries
Sisters of Mercy - Dominion - Floodland
The Wipers - Nothing Left To Lose - The Best Of (by request)
* Sonic Youth - Anti-Orgasm - The Eternal
Hot Hot Heat - In Cairo - Make Up The Breakdown
Television Personalities - Dream the Sweetest Dreams - My Dark Places
* The Vaselines - Rosary Job (demo) - Enter the Vaselines
* Iron and Wine - Belated Promise Ring - Around the Well
* Yonlu - Katie Don't Be Depressed - A society in which no tear..
PJ Harvey - Angelene - Is This Desire?
* Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Little Shadow - It's Blitz!
* St. Vincent and The National - Sleep All Summer - 20 Years of Merge The Covers
* Passion Pit - Swimmin in the flood - Manners
The Cure - A Few Hours After This - Join the Dots (by request)
Low Flying Owls - Looks of a Killer - Low Flying Owls
Catherine Wheel - Black Metallic - Ferment
Lilys - Tone Bender - Precollection
* Papercuts - The Void - You Can Have What You Want
Monade - Mas Kind - A Few Steps More
* White Lies - Fifty On Our Foreheads - To Lose My Life
* Cardiac Party - Savvy Shoppers - Teen Challenge
Ladytron - Evil - Light and Magic
Phoenix - Rome - Wolfgang Amadeus
The Flesh - Death Connection - The Flesh
Pulp - Down by the River - Separations

Iggy Pop's "Nice to be Dead" from his 2009 album Preliminaires on EMI Records

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Playlist for May 27, 2009

* = new release

* Neko Case - The Next Time You Say Forever
R.E.M. - Nightswimming
Psychic TV - Roman P.
Supergrass - Cheapskate
White Stripes - Hypnotize
Yo La Tengo - The Summer
The Shop Assistants - All that Ever Mattered
* Passion Pit - Make Light
The Beta Band - Out-Side
* Bruises - Chairlift
Rufus Wainwright - Rebel Prince
* The Mumblers - Dice in a Drawer
Ben Folds Five - Where's Summer B?
Mike Doughty - Move On (live)
Elf Power - All The Passengers
The Softies - I Love You More
The Books - Be Good To Them Always
Air - Playground Love
Nouvelle Vague - O Pamela
Gorillaz - Last Living Souls
Freezepop - Outer Space
* The Doves - Kingdom of Rust
The Submarines Ready or Not
Belle and Sebastian - Shoot the sexual athlete
The Charlatans - Here Comes a Soul Saver
Pony Up - Shut Up and Kiss Me
* Hands and Knees - O Great Pain
* Starfucker - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Bjork/Cure - Hidden Forest (mashup)
* Junor Boys - Work

The Books - Be Good To Them Always
from their 2005 album Lost and Safe on TomLab Records

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Playlist for May 20, 2009

Artist - Song - Album
* = New Release

Sugarcubes - Birthday - Life's Too Good
Passion Pit - Moths Wings - Manners
Of Montreal - Gallery Piece - Skeletal Lamping
Tracy + The Plastics - Henrietta - Culture for Pigeon
* Fischerspooner - Danse En France - Entertainment
Stereolab - Sudden Stars - Margerine
Here We Go Magic - Tunnelvision - Here We Go Magic
Shugo Tokumaru - Green Rain - Exit
Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood - Tom Tom Club
* Akron Family - River - Set Em WIld Set Em Free
Jarvis Cocker - Angela - Future Complications
Television - Prove It - Marquee Moon
Real Estate - Fake Blues - Demo
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys - Boys DOn't Cry
Stephen Malkmus - No More Shoes - Face The Truth
The Stranglers - Strange Little Girl - Peaches: Best of
Richard Hell - I'm Your Man - Time Disc 1
The Rapture - Pieces of the People We Love - Pieces of the people we love
An Horse - Camp Out - Rearrange Beds
Electromagnetic - Love You Into Pieces - Electromagnetic
May, Dent - Howard - The Good Feeling Music Of
Britta Phillips & Dean Wareham - Knives from Bavaria - L'Avventura
Au Revoir Simone - All or Nothing - Still Night Still Light
* Bat for Lashes - Good Love - Two Suns
Nouvelle Vague - In a Matter of Speaking - Nouvelle Vague
* Jeniferever - Concrete and glass - Spring Tides
* O+S - The Fox - O+S

Shugo Takumaru's "Green Rain" from his 2007/2008 album "Exit"

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Playlist for May 13, 2009

Artist - Song - Album
* = New Release

* Fever Ray - When I Grow Up - Fever Ray
Interpol - Untitled - Trun On The Bright Lights
Goldfrapp - Black Cherry - Black Cherry
Sigur Ros - Gong - Takk
The Shins - Sea Legs - Wincing the night away
* Peter Bjorn and John - I want you - Living Thing
Devotchka - Ocean of Lust - Una Volta
Dr. Dog - Ain't it Strange - We All Belong
* Camera Obscura - Away With Murder - My Maudlin Career
Spoon - Don't You Evah - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Les Savy Fav - Dishonest Don Part II - The Cat and the Cobra
* Kasabian - LSF - West Ryder Sampler
Translator - Everywhere That I'm not - Heartbeats And Triggers
The Go Team - I Never Needed It Now So Much - Proof of Youth
Pinback - Avignon - Nautical Antiques
The Embers - I Walked All Night - Songs the Cramps Taught Us Vol 3`
Lou Reed - Temporary Thing - The Definitive Collection
The Fall - LA - This Nations Saving Grace
* The Decemberists - A Bower Scene - The Hazards of Love
Apples in Stereo - Where We Meet - Velocity of Sound
Dypsomaniaxe - All Women Are Bad - Songs the cramps taught us Vol 4
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Deanna - Tender Prey
* Northern State - Fingers - Remind me where the light is
Suede - So Young - Suede
Minus the Bear - absinthe party at the fly honey warehouse - Highly Refined Pirattes
* Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Dull Life - It's Blitz!
Dirty Projectors - Hyperballad - Enjoyed: Tribute to Bjork's "Post" - free download on stereogum
* Okkervil River - All You Little Suckers - Score! Merge Records 20th Anniversary

The Fall's "L.A." off 1985 album This Nation's Saving Grace

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Playlist for 04/29/09

* = New release

Young Marble Giants - Cakewalking
Pop Will Eat Itself - Sick Little Girl
*The Vaselines - No Hope
Blonde Redhead - Publisher
Pete Yorn -Georgie Boy
*Vetiver -More of This
Barcelona - You're Not Far Off
Frank Black and the Catholics - 85 Weeks
*Hot Panda - Holes
Badly Drawn Boy - Stone on the Water
Film School - Not about a girl
Kaki King - Pull Me Out Alive
They Shoot Horses Dont They - Empty Head
Wolf Parade - Bang your Drum
*Yonlu- I know what it's like
The Sleepy Jackson - Acid in my heart
Low - Candy Girl
Nina Nastasia and Jim White - The Day I would Bury You
Enon - Candy
*Bright Eyes - Papa was a Rodeo
Electrelane - I Want to be The President
*Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Soft Shock
Tricky - School Gates
Faded Paper Figures- North By North
*Papercuts - The Machine Will Tell Us So
Broadcast - America's Boy
Beta Band- She's So Wonderful
Built to Spill - Car (by request)
*Fever Ray - Now's the only time I know
Butter 08 - Summer of 69

Kaki King's "Pull Me Out Alive" from her album Dreaming of Revenge

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Playlist for 04/15/09

* = New Release

Earlimart - 1st Instant, Last Report
Galaxie 500 - King of Spain
Harlem Shakes - TFO
Sinead O'Conner - Emperors New Clothes
* Now Now Every Children - Sleep Through
Panda Bear - I'm Not
Deerhoof - Fresh Born
Magnetic Fields - Absolutley Cuckoo
* The Thermals - Now We Can See
Jonathan Richman - Grunion Run
Magic Castles - 10,100
* Mogwai - R U Still in 2 it - BBC Sessions
Beach House - Darling
Department of Eagles - In Ear Park
Andrew Bird - Fitz and Dizzyspells
Belle & Sebastian - Stars of Track and Field - BBC Sessions
* Beep Beep - Secrets of the Well
* Beep Beep - Return to Me
Slarrefenland - How Far Would you go?
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Jump Into My Mouth and Breathe the Stardust
Devendra Banhart - Wake Up Little Sparrow
PJ Harvey - You Come Through
Band of Horses - Window Blues
The Kills - Rodeo Town
Black Lips - Bad Kids
Kaiser Chiefs - Like it Too Much
Charlatans UK - Here Comes a Soul Saver
* Metric - Twilight Galazy
Animal Collective - Also Frightened
Edie Sedgewick - Molly Ringwald
* Psapp - Somwhere there is a record
* Psapp - Marshrat
* The New Pornographers - Hey Snow White

The New Pornographers covering one of my favorite Destroyer songs, "Hey Snow White," off 4AD's Dark Was The Night compilation.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

New Day! New Time! New Name!

My new show "Between The Bars" is on Wednesdays 10pm-12am, starting April 15th.
Listen online or on the radio at 91.9fm.

I'm alternating weeks with "Tragic Carpet Ride" so if you don't find me, tune in the following week.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Break Sub - 03/25/09, 12am-2am

* = New Releases

* Pavement - Passat Dream
Vetiver - At Forest Edge
Belle and Sebastian - If She Wants Me
Architecture In Helsinki - Fumble
Band of Horses - The General Specific
* Clem Snide - Me No
Destroyer - This Night
Earlimart - The Hidden Track
Beck - New Round
* Amercian Analog Set - Know by Heart
Camera Obscura - I Need All the Friends I Can Get
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Gimme Some Salt
Ditty Bops - Unfortunate Few
Sondre Lerche - Days That Are Over
* Wintermitts - Dans
I Am The World Trade Center - Big Star
Broadcast - Goodbye Girls
Caribou - Yeti
Mahjongg - Pontiac
* Matt and Kim - Daylight
* Of Montreal - An Eluardian Instance (acoustic)
Smoosh - Find a Way
Asobi Seksu - Sing Tomorrows Praise
Grandaddy - Where I'm Anymore
Luna - Teenage Lightning
Stephen Malkmus - We Can't Help You
* The Bird and the Bee - My Love
Bat for Lashes - Trophy
* This Show is the Rainbow - They Won't

Matt and Kim's "Daylight" off their 2009 album "Grand"

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Playlist for 03/23/09

Spring break edition!

* = New Release

* M. Ward - Shangri-La
Tegan and Sara - Floorplan
Datarock - See What I Care
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Lost, Picking Flowers In The Woods
* Beirut - My Wife, Lost in the wild
* Vetiver - Strictly Rule
Blonde Redhead - Dr. Strangeluv
Bjork - Come To Me
The Unicorns - Ghost Mountain
* Grizzly Bear - Cheerleader
* A.C. Newman - Elemental
Cranes - Breeze
* Neko Case - Vengeance is Sleeping
Nina Nastasia - Jim's Room
* Ben Kweller - Ballad of Wendy Baker

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Playlist for 03/16/09

Station info and playlists can now be found at

Dark Entries Playlists can now be accessed on this page. (I will continue to update this blog as well!)

* = New releases

Jarvis Cocker - Quantum Theory
Brittle Stars - Four Words
TV on the Radio - Wear you out
* The Show is in the Rainbow - Wordless Whisper
Portishead - Glory Box Mudflap Remix
* Speck Mountain - Backslider
Handsome furs - I'm Confused
Beck - Replica
* Asobi Seksu - Meh No Mae
Badly Drawn Boy - Everybody's Stalking
* The Bitter Tears - Starlight
Apostle of Hustle - Perfect Fit
Crystal Stilts - Love Is A Wave
Harlem Shakes - Natural Man

Monday, March 16, 2009

Just a heads-up

Spring quarter is almost here, which means the KCSB show schedule will be changing. I'm hoping for a 2 hour time slot, which may mean my show will be on a completely different day & time. I'm also thinking of renaming it. I'll still have the same format, same type of music, but it will probably look pretty different on the spring programming schedule, starting April 6th.

I'll be sure to update this blog as soon as I find out the whens & whats of the upcoming schedule change. In the meantime, I will continue to air Monday nights at 11pms.

I will be substituting a few other shows during UCSB's spring break.
  • Tuesday night, March 24th, midnight - 2am. Special theme: goth/industrial
  • Thursday morning, March 26th, 6am-8am.
As always, you can listen on 91.9fm in Santa Barbara or online at

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Playlist for 03/09/09

* = New Release

Cut Copy - Midnight Runner
She & Him - I thought I saw your face
Okkervil River - It ends with a fall
Meat Puppets - Enemy love song
* Bonnie Prince Billy - You Don't Love Me
The Decemberists - Yankee Boyonet
REM - Can't get there from here
Black Lips - Katrina
* American Analog Set - Like Foxes Through Fences
* Peter Bjorn & John - Nothing to worry about
* Hot Chip - Transmission
Page France - Chariot
The Stranglers - 5 minutes
* Cursive - In The Now
Minus the bear - Andy Wolff
Film School - Far Away
* Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sheena is a punk rocker

R.E.M.'s "Can't Get There From Here" from 1985's Fables of the Reconstruction

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Playlist for 03/02/09

* = New release

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Fireworks
Suicide - Keep Your Dreams
Unknown track - possibly Les Rita Mitsuoko
The Postal Service - Brand New Colony
* Psapp - Monster Song
Nickel Eye - Brandy of the Damned (remix)
The Streets - Could Well Be In
Bell - Magic Tape
Scritti Politti - Window Wide Open
* AC Newman - The Changling
Secret Machines - Sad and Lonely
* Vetiver - Sister
Sufjan Stevens - In the Devil's Territory
* Neko Case - The Pharaohs

Playlist for 02/23/09

Covers week!

Lady & Bird - Stephanie Says (originally by The Velvet Underground)
Quix-o-tic - Tell it Like It Is (originally by Aaron Neville, et al)
Seu Jorge - Suffragette City (originally by David Bowie)
Nirvana - Lake of Fire (originally by the Meat Puppets)
Pastels - Speeding Motorcycle (originally by Yo La Tengo)
Bauhaus - Ziggy Stardust (originally by David Bowie)
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Dear Prudence (originally by The Beatles)
Cibo Matto - About a Girl (originally by Nirvana)
-M- - Close to Me (originally by The Cure)
Nouvelle Vague - Blue Monday (originally by New Order)
Ech0 & The Bunnymen - People Are Strange (originally by The Doors)
Sun Kil Moon - Neverending Math Equation (originally by Modest Mouse)
Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats (originally by The Knife)
Galaxie 500 - Ceremony (originally by Joy Division/New Order)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Playlist for 02/16/09

Kinda really loved my show tonight.

* = New release

* M. Ward - For Beginners - Hold Time
* Arliss Parker - Fax Receives a Letter - Handsome Like A Lion
The Vaselines - Bitch
The 6ths - Aging Spinster
Passion Pit - I've got your number
Bright Eyes - Coat Check Dream Song
* Asobi Seksu - In The Sky - Hush
Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
Papercuts - Future Primitive - Free download via
Gruff Rhys - Candylion
* Glasvegas - SAD Light
Ditty Bops - Ooh La La
Harlem Shakes - Sunlight
* The Appleseed Cast - The Summer Before - Sagarmatha
* Arliss Parker - She Sleeps - Handsome Like A Lion
The Beta Band - Eclipse - Hot Shots II

Bright Eyes' "Coat Check Dream Song" from their 2007 album Cassadaga

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Playlist for 02/09/09

Got a lot of feedback on this show, both phone calls and emails. Keep 'em coming!

* = New Release

The Cramps - Primitive
The Cramps - Get Your Kicks (On Route 66)
Black Lips - Lock & Key
The Unicorns - Sea Ghost
* Wire - One of Us
Andrew Bird - A Nervous Tick..
Television - Guiding Light
Pinback - Anti-Human
X - Los Angeles (request)
Swirlies - Pancake
The Books - Tokyo
The Smiths - Girlfriend in a Coma (request)
* Beirut - My Night With...
Voice of the Beehive - Man in the Moon (request)
Bat for Lashes - Sarah
* Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Who Built the Road

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Playlist for 02/02/09

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* = new release!

enon - get the letter out
wire - the 15th
starfucker - german love
architecture in helsinki - maybe you can owe me
mum - we have a map of the piano
* animal collective - also frightened - merriweather post pavilion
deerhoof - matchbook seeks maniac
white flight - obsidian
grizzly bear - little brother
* pavement! - cataracs - brighten the corners
beach house - gila
neko case - deep red bells

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Playlist for 01/26/09

Tonight's Theme: Selected tracks from Pitchfork Media's top 500 tracks of all time.

Elvis Costello - Radio, Radio
Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks
Devo - Mongoloid
Bjork - Hyper-Ballad
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
Spoon - The Way We Get By
The Books - Take Time
Wolf Parade - I'll Believe In Anything
R.E.M. - So. Central Rain
Wilco - Via Chicago
Elastica - Stutter
The Clash - Guns of Brixton
The Decemberists - Here I Dreamt I was An Architect
Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood (top album of 2008)

Oh, and I got my first prank call during my show tonight. Kids these days!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Taking my show on the road

This Friday, January 30th.
I will be playing at Reds Cafe in downtown Santa Barbara.
Just a mellow mix of indie, oldies, and classic alternative. Something for everyone.

The event is FREE. Music starts at 8pm.

Reds is located 211 Helena Ave, just a half-block from State Street and Yanonali
Click here for Google Map

Hope to see you there!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Playlist for 01/19/09

* = new release

Tom Tom Club - Under the Boardwalk
* Animal Collective - My Girls - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Pedro the Lion - Bad things to such good people
The Pixies - Monkey goes to heaven
Wet Confetti - False Alarm
* Matt & Kim - Good old fashioned nightmare - Grand
Metric - Calculation Theme
Legends - When the day is done
Tender trap - Son of Dorion Gray
Mark Kozelek - Leo & Luna
Mazzy Star - Ride it on
Destroyer - Hey, Snow White
Wire - A mutual friend
* Sleeping in the aviary - Maybe you're the same - Expensive vomit in a cheap hotel

The Pixies "Monkey Goes to Heaven" from 1989's "Doolittle" on 4AD

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Playlist for 01/12/08

Theme: Even more songs about breakups and unrequited love

Vampire Weekend - Campus
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Neon Syrup for the Cemetery Sisters
Psapp - Tiger, My Friend
Arab Strap - Serenade - lyrics
Neutral Milk Hotel - Two-Headed Boy
The Mountain Goats - Woke up New - lyrics
Plants and Animals - Bye Bye Bye
Yo La Tengo - Here Comes My Baby
Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes
Red House Painters - Katy Song - lyrics
Radiohead - High and Dry
PJ Harvey - Dry
Nick Drake - Place to Be
Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine - lyrics
Regina Spektor - Samson - lyrics
Rufus Rainwright - Dinner at Eight
Dean & Britta - Crystal Blue R.I.P.
Grizzly Bear - Knife
Madeleine Peyroux - Between The Bars
Tori Amos - Tear In Your Hand

Extra long show!

Mountain Goat's "Woke Up New" from the 2006 album "Get Lonely"

Saturday, January 10, 2009

same day, same time

KCSB had a new schedule the winter quarter, but Dark Entries will continue to be on Monday nights at 11pm PST after T-Rexed Media.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Playlist for 01/05/09

*Devotchka - New World- 
Sea Wolf - You're a Wolf
Pinback - Seville
Cranberries - Pretty
Sparklehorse - Hey, Joe
*Starfucker - Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second
Hot Chip - Colours
TV on the Radio - Bomb Yourself
Death Cab for Cutie - Bixby Canyon Bridge
The Pixies - Into the White
Faux Jean - File It Away
Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
Nouvelle Vague - Killing Moon
*The Coral Sea - Honey Bee

London's Hot Chip with "Colours" from their 2006 album "The Warning"

Dave from the Grave recommends: Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone