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.