Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wild Eyes

10/27 Show
As you might notice below, Halloween's impending spookiness had no effect on my song selections. Instead I opted for the tried and true blend of new and semi-new indie rock (along with one classic VU track).

Really enjoying Jay Reatard's new "album" Matador Singles '08 right now, as well as Of Montreal's new album Skeletal Lamping (which also just arrived in my PO Box on vinyl!).

Wow! There are links this week!

Artist / Song
Jay Reatard / You Mean Nothing to Me
Jay Reatard / My Shadow
Harlem / South of France
Black Lips / O Katrina
Art Brut / Pump Up the Volume
Vivian Girls / Wild Eyes
Arthur & Yu / Lion's Mouth
The Velvet Underground / Pale Blue Eyes (alternate closet mix)
Au Revoir Simone / Oh! You Pretty Things
Mates of State / Fluke
Matt & Kim / Daylight
Starf*cker / Laadeedaa
Interpol / Stella Was a Diver And She Was Always Down
The Walkmen / In the New Year
Grampall Jookabox / Air Penance
French Kicks / Abandon
Margot & the Nuclear So & Sos / I am a Lightning Rod
Backyard Tire Fire / The Places We Lived
Prabir & the Substitutes / Bad Days Are A' Comin
Dr. Dog / My Friend
King Khan & the Shrines / Outta Harm's Way
Sebastian Grainger / American Names
TV on the Radio / Shout Me Out
The Faint / The Geeks Were Right
Apes & Androids / Nights of the Week
Passion Pit / Sleepyhead
Of Montreal / For Our Elegant Caste
Of Montreal / Touched Something's Hollow
Of Montreal / An Eluardian Instance
Hockey Night / Dark Trance
American Football / Never Meant

Saturday, October 25, 2008


10/20 Show
As I detailed a couple of weeks ago, Music is My Girlfriend has perservered and perhaps even improved despite the fact that my technological world is crumbling around me (add my iPod to the list of malfunctioning devices). I will admit, however, that my posting frequency has certainly been hurting without a home internet connection.

Walter Brennan made a special late-show appearance this week, courtesy of my uncle.

Artist / Song
The Notwist / Boneless
Starf*cker / Laadeedaa
The Umbrella Sequence / Urban Lull (At Once Charmed)
Matt & Kim / Daylight
Envelopes / Freejazz
The Mae Shi / Lamb & the Lion
Jay Reatard / Painted Shut
Vivian Girls / Where Do You Run To
The Bicycles / B-B-Bicycles
The White Stripes / I Can't Wait
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson / Woodfriend
Women / Shaking Hands
The Splinters / Splintered Bridges
Hacienda / She's Got a Hold on Me
Golden Animals / Beautiful Stranger
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists / Sons of Cain
Titus Andronicus / My Time Outside the Womb
War on Drugs / Taking the Farm
Little Joy / No One's Better Sake
Her Space Holiday / Sleepy Tigers
Margot & the Nuclear So & Sos / As Tall As Cliffs
Sam Champion / Always the Same
The Spinto Band / Later On
Birdmonster / Born to Be Your Man
Jay Reatard / You Were Sleeping
Blitzen Trapper / Black River Killer
Ra Ra Riot / Winter '05
The Rosebuds / Cape Fear
TV on the Radio / Crying
Beck / Hot in Here (Nelly cover)
The Clash / The Guns of Brixton
PVC Street Gang / Cutlass
Of Montreal / Gallery Piece
Walter Brennan / Suppertime

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Hit It and Quit It

10/16 Fill-In Show
Filled in for my buddy Josh Thursday evening as he headed to Wisconsin for the weekend. He should have fun watching the Colts destroy the Packers on Sunday. (edit: perhaps I spoke too soon...)

Started with some classic punk, then a good dose of new track and a heaping helping from Of Montreal's excellent new album. Closed things out with some uptempo stuff before I shut it down a half hour early at midnight (hence the "hit it and quit it"). Thanks to Zach for stopping by and picking out some tracks.

Artist / Song
Richard Hell & the Voidoids / Blank Generation
The Clash / Career Opportunities (live at Shea Stadium)
The Ramones / 53rd & 3rd
Sex Pistols / Holidays in the Sun
TV on the Radio / Golden Age
Matt & Kim / Daylight
Jay Reatard / See Saw
Shaky Hands / We Are Young
Kings of Leon / Sex on Fire
Hacienda / She's Got a Hold on Me
Mountain Goats / If You See Light
Say Hi to You Mom / Let's Talk About Spaceships
Of Montreal / For Our Elegant Caste
Of Montreal / Touched Something's Hollow
Of Montreal / An Eluardian Instance
Of Montreal / Gallery Piece
Holy F*ck / Super Inuit (live)
Ratatat / Shempi
Roots Manuva / Witness (1 Hope)
Gang Gang Dance / House Jam
Passion Pit / Sleepyhead
Mercury Rev / Senses on Fire (Fujiya & Miyagi remix)
Cut Copy / Far Away
Empire of the Sun / Walking on a Dream
Cut Copy / LIghts and Music

Monday, October 13, 2008

Stay Hungry

10/13 Show
Free 6th row tickets to David Byrne in Denver was more than worth the 10+ hours of driving required in the last 24 hours. I had planned to get my radio show covered, but I was so inspired and excited by Byrne's live show that I decided to wake up early and drive back to CB in time for Music is My Girlfriend. Obviously the concert is the reason for the glut of Talking Heads and Byrne/Eno tracks in this playlist.

I came back to KBUT to find loads of new and exciting albums in the studio. To name a few: Of Montreal, I'm From Barcelona, Margot & the Nuclear So & So's, among others. I should be digging into these during the next week, so expect to hear more tracks off them then.

Links will be up soon, hopefully.

Artist / Song
Talking Heads / Artists Only (live 8/8/79)
Talking Heads / Stay Hungry (live 8/8/79)
David Byrne & Brian Eno / Strange Overtones
Of Montreal / Mingusings
Delta Spirit / People C'mon
Talking Heads / Houses in Motion (live)
Talking Heads / Heaven (live)
Margot & the Nuclear So & So's / O' What a Nightmare
Matt & Kim / Good Ole Fashioned Nightmare
Ratatat / Dura
David Byrne & Brian Eno / Life is Long
Broken West / Perfect Games
Elvis Costello / (I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea
the Brazda Brothers / Lonely Time
Nick Drake / Pink Drake
Elliott Smith / Angel in the Snow
Gangi / Fire in Cairo
Miniature Tigers / Cannibal Queen
I'm From Barcelona / Headphones
Peter, Bjorn, and John / Up Against the Wall
Ratatat / Can You Tell
Spoon / Back to the Life
Her Space Holiday / Sleepy Tigers
Pete Yorn / American Blues, Vol 1
Birdmonster / I Might Have Guessed
Beck / Loser (live London 2003)
Mercury Rev / Senses on Fire (Fujiya & Miyagi remix)
Weird Tapes / TV Romance
Cut Copy / Unforgettable Season
Hercules & Love Affair / Hercules Theme
Ratatat / Wildcat

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Loosen Up

10/6 Show
Technical difficulties have taken their toll at Music is My Girlfriend Headquarters. I moved into a new house at the beginning of the month and don't have an internet connection as of yet, thus limited my web-based trolling, downloading, and show preparation. Even worse, the CD drive in my laptop has decided to stop reading CDs, meaning I can't rip endless amounts of new music from KBUT during my show. These technical issues have severely altered my radio show preparation, but I feel that may have produced a more well-rounded show on Monday.

Of note this week is Beck's live version of "Guess I'm Doing Fine" from the Union Chapel, London show in 2003. You can find the entire show by following the link. And yes, I played Passion Pit's "Sleepyhead" again.

A couple mp3s are up and running. I may stop linking repeat mp3s (songs that I have played and linked to in previous weeks). Any thoughts?

Artist / Song
Birdmonster / Born to Be Your Man
Little Joy / No One's Better Sake
Vampire Weekend / I Stand Corrected
The Morning Benders / Mother and Child Reunion
Okkervil River / Singer Songwriter
Sam Champion / Always the Same
The Broken West / Perfect Games
The Strokes / Hard to Explain
The Shaky Hands / Loosen Up
Wild Sweet Orange / Either/Or
Delta Spirit / Children
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah / Is This Love?!
French Kicks / Said So What
The Dutchess & the Duke / Mary
Earlimart / Face Down in the Right Town
The Spinto Band / Summer Grof
Band Marino / Every Time I Make a Girl Cry I Know I've Done My Job
Starf*cker / German Love
the Notwist / Pilot
Fujiya & Miyagi / Pussyfooting
Prefuse 73 / One Word Extinguisher
Beck / Guess I'm Doing Fine (live in London 2003)
Blitzen Trapper / Furr
Richard Swift / Would You
Young Coyotes / When I Was in the Fire
The Kooks / Kids (MGMT cover)
TV on the Radio / Golden Age
The Faint / Forever Growing Centipedes
Hot Chip / Hold On
Passion Pit / Sleepyhead

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I Shall Be Released

9/29 Show
This week: the usual mix of new tracks with some older gems. The Booker T track at the end of the show was to promote Thursday night's Booker T Jones concert here in Crested Butte. Sadly, I think I have to work.

Be sure to check out the free Wilco / Fleet Foxes download below. All you have to do is promise to vote in the upcoming election and the song is yours. Also, the Empire of the Sun track is a pretty ridiculous MGMT-esque jam.

Artist / Song
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson / Woodfriends
Wolf Parade / Language City
TV on the Radio / Halfway House
Passion Pit / Sleepyhead
Brendan Canning / Hit the Wall
War on Drugs / Taking the Farm
Broken West / Auctioneer
Hacienda / She's Got a Hold on Me
Architecture in Helsinki / Like it or Not, Version 2
Donkeys / Nice Train
David Byrne & Brian Eno / Life is Long
Kooks / Kids (MGMT cover)
Wilco / I am Trying to Break Your Heart
Wilco w/ Fleet Foxes / I Shall Be Released
Gringo Starr / All Y'all
Shaky Hands / We Are Young
Hives / The Stomp
The Muslims / On My Time
The Sonics / Strychnine
Band Marino / Everytime I Make a Girl Cry I Know I've Done My Job
Blitzen Trapper / Furr
Restaurant / Home
Mason Proper / Fog
Chad Van Gaalen / Phantom Anthill
Fujiya & Miyagi / Knickerbocker
Passion Pit / I've Got Your Number
Empire of the Sun / Walking on a Dream
Cut Copy / Far Away
CSS / Beautiful Song
TV on the Radio / Golden Age
Booker T & the MG's / Green Onions