Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Songs from Good Movies

With a short prep week (due to my Thursday show), I decided to emplore an idea that had been developing for some time: two hours of songs from Wes Anderson films. Besides loving his films in their own rights, each film is blessed with an exceptional soundtrack and wonderful original compositions. The wealth of choices made it easy to have a a good and fun show. (You may notice a lack of songs from both Bottle Rocket and The Darjeeling Limited. Neither KBUT nor I have the soundtrack to these films, so I only had 3 songs from each film to work with). It ended up being probably my longest playlist due to the shortness of the songs and the wealth of instrumental tracks which I used as background music during my promos and other talking bits.

I tried to record this show, but unfortunately the CD burner malfunctioned and all was lost. It was a really fun and put-together show, so I'm rather bummed about that.

Artist / Song / Film

Mark Mothersbaugh / Scrapping & Yelling / Royal Tenenbaums
Creation / Making Time / Rushmore
Iggy and the Stooges / Search & Destroy / Life Aquatic
Ramones / Judy is a Punk / Royal Tenenbaums
the Velvet Underground / Stephanie Says / Royal Tenenbaums
Mark Mothersbaugh / The Lad with the Silver Button / Rushmore
Kinks / Nothing in the World... / Rushmore
Seu Jorge / Life on Mars? / Life Aquatic
Mark Mothersbaugh / No Lifeguard on Duty / Bottle Rocket
Unit 4 + 2 / Concrete to Clay / Rushmore
Kinks / This Time Tomorrow / Darjeeling Limited
Scott Walker / 30 Century Man / Life Aquatic
Bob Dylan / Wigwam / Royal Tenenbaums
Mark Mothersbaugh / Let Me Tell You About my Boat / Life Aquatic
Faces / Oh La La / Rushmore
Clash / Police and Thieves / Royal Tenenbaums
Proclaimers / Over and Done With / Bottle Rocket
Cat Stevens / Here Comes My Baby / Rushmore
David Bowie / Queen Bitch / Life Aquatic
Mark Mothersbaugh / Lindbergh Palace Hotel Suite / Royal Tenenbaums
Rolling Stones / Play with Fire / Darjeeling Limited
Nico / These Days / Royal Tenenbaums
Devo / Gut Feeling / Life Aquatic
Mark Mothersbaugh / Ping Island/Lightning Strike Rescue Op / Life Aquatic
Nick Drake / Fly / Royal Tenenbaums
Seu Jorge / Rebel Rebel / Life Aquatic
Mark Mothersbaugh / 111 Archer Avenue / Royal Tenenbaums
The Who / A Quick One While He's Away / Rushmore
Mark Mothersbaugh / Look at That Old Grizzly Bear / Royal Tenenbaums
Elliott Smith / Needle in the Hay / Royal Tenenbaums
Mark Mothersbaugh / Dignan's Dance / Bottle Rocket
Paco De Lucia / La Vina de Puerta Oscura / Life Aquatic
Rolling Stones / She Smiles Sweetly / Royal Tenenbaums
Cat Stevens / Here Comes My Baby / Rushmore
Van Morrison / Everyone / Royal Tenenbaums
Chad and Jeremy / A Summer Song / Rushmore
Kinks / Strangers / Darjeeling Limited
Emitt Rhodes / Lullabye / Royal Tenenbaums
Seu Jorge / Starman / Life Aquatic
Zoot Sims / Blinuet / Rushmore
Paul Simon / Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard / Royal Tenenbaums
Seu Jorge / Changes / Life Aquatic
Mark Mothersbaugh / Sparkplug Minuet / Royal Tenenbaums

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Dog Ate It

Due to my sickness earlier in the week, I had to negotiate a radio show switch with my buddy Josh this week. Thus, my show fell on a Thursday this week. Having almost recovered from my coughing and mucus-filling ailment, I was excited to get back on the airwaves with a truckload of new music to share. It was a nice night with several calls from friends and random listeners to keep me motivated.

Despite to smoothness of the show, my night at KBUT had a rather bizarre beginning. The host of the show prior to mine had his rambuctious dog in the studio with him. As I took of my gloves, the pup promptly snatched one out of my hands and ran off. I gave mild chase, trying to have fun with the dog, but had no luck retrieving it. Just then the dog decided to swallow my glove. Not sure why. He did drink a good deal of water afterwards to wash it down. The owner said he would buy me a new pair, but I was more worried about him cleaning up dog puke at 3am that night.

Below is an mp3 link of this week's show. It runs from just before my show starts until the middle of Phosphorescent's "Worried Blues"{.
Music is My Girlfriend - 1/24/08

Artist / Song

Matt and Kim / Its A Fact (Printed Stained)
Grampall Jookabox / Take Me From Diamond Head
The Blakes / Don't Bother Me
the 757s / 1981
Say Hi / Northwestern Girls
State Bird / I Saw the Light
Menomena / Muscle N Flo
Moldy Peaches / Anyone Else But You
John Maus / Do Your Best
Tegan and Sara / Back in your Head (RAC remix)
Battle Royale / Confessions pt 2
Ghosthustler / Only Me to Trust
Oh No! Oh My! / Wham Bam Thank You Spaceman
Fiery Furnaces / Duplexes of the Dead
Sonic Youth / Teenage Riot
Times New Viking / Teenage Lust!
MGMT / Time to Pretend
Murder Mystery / Love Astronaut
Hot Chip / Made in the Dark
Mason Proper / Safe for the Time Being
Phosphorescent / Worried Blues
Lightspeed Champion / Galaxy of the Lost
Murder Mystery / Honey Come Home
Hot Chip / One Pure Thought
Cameron McGill / Not on My Side
Cameron McGill / Sold the Rest
Say Hi / Back Before We Were Brittle
MGMT / Weekend Wars
Anarctica Takes It! / Circuits
Afternoon Naps / Clean Bill of Health
You Say Party! We Say Die! / Monster (RAC remix)
A-ko / Soul '69 (pt II)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


I am quite sick, and have been since Sunday. I'm gradually getting better, but if you noticed I wasn't on air Monday night, that is why. Check me out on Thursday night at the usual time (10:30pm MT). Thanks to Josh for switching with me.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Welcome, 2008 (belated)

Twas nice to be back in the studio last night after a longer than usual break from my Music is My Girlfriend duties. I had plenty of time to prepare and had a number of new songs to play as well as some favorite older tracks. No calls and no drop-ins equalled a quiet and peaceful radio show.

The Edgar Winter Group was the first selection of 2008 into the Bad Albums Covers collection. Their cover for 1972's "They Only Come Out At Night" is somewhat similar in repulsiveness to Herbie Mann's "Push Push," but Edgar decided to add a strange vampiric theme to the mix. His muttonchops are not to be missed either.

Artist / Song

Matt & Kim / Its a Fact (Printed Stained)
Black Lips / Bad Kids
Architecture in Helsinki / Like it Or Not (live)
The Blakes / Don't Bother Me
Bat for Lashes / Prescilla
Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos / I am a Lightning Rod
Grizzly Bear / Alligator (choir version)
Beirut / In the Mausoleum
Elliott Smith / Waterloo Sunset (live)
Zookeeper / Born with Things to Do
Antarctica Takes It! / Circuits
Afternoon Naps / Clean Bill of Health
-> a snippet of Edgar Winter Group / Rock N Roll Boogie Woogie Blues
Goblin / Tenebre
Justice / Phantom Pt 1
Atlas Sound / River Card
Apples in Stereo / Energy
Shaky Hands / Show Me Your Life (live)
Wilco / Kamera
Dios Malos / Let Me Roll It (live)
King of Prussia / Spain in the Summertime
White Denim / Paint Silver Gold
Yeasayer / 2080 (Brenmar remix)
Cut Copy / Lights and Music
Hercules and Love Affair / Blind
Rapture / Sister Saviour (DFA Dub)
DJ Shadow / Napalm Brain / Scatter Brain
DJ Shadow / What Does Your Soul Look Like (part 3)?

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Maybe Next Week

A best friend in town, a winter storm, and a dinner party. These things are not conducive to having a radio show. Because of all 3, there was no Music is My Girlfriend last night. Thanks to Arvin for extending his show on my behalf. Tune in next week!