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Subbed Radio Show 6.21.2012

22 Jun

I haven’t done a show on KDVS since last summer, so it was fantastic to do an hour slot yesterday. I played some old favorites and threw in some brand new releases and reissues. I hope you enjoy it.

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Soft Boys – Sandra’s Having her Brain Out – A Can of Bees – Two Crabs 1984

Seventeen – Night’s Over Now – Collected Studio Recordings
Ratz – Call it Quitz – Call it Quitz 7” – Rotating Records 1981
The Skunks – Earthquake Shake – Can’t Get Loose 7” reissue – Last Laugh 2012
Razz – Marianne – Airtime 7” EP – O’Rowrke 1979
Dirty Looks – Let Go – S/T – Stiff / CBS 1980

Dumptruck – The Haunt – D is for Dumptruck – Incas 1983
The Embarrassment – Drive me to the Park – Hey Day 1979-83 – Bar None 1995
The Embarrassment – Patio Set – Sex Drive b/w Patio Set Reissue – Last Laugh 1980/2012
Mekons – Where Were You? – V/A Mutant Pop – Fast Records 1980
Jack & the Rippers – I Think it’s over – V/A Swiss Wave the Album – Off Course 1980

Bright Ideas – Cut My Hair – And Don’t the Kids Just Love it? – Rocket Science Alliance 2005
Dreamdate – Go Fish – Patience – Skywriting Records 2009
The Pharmacy – Pines – Dig Your Grave EP – Kind Turkey Records 2012
The Paperhead – Pictures Of Her Demise – Pictures of Her Demise 7” – Trouble in Mind 2012
Cause Co-Motion – Which Way is Up? – Which Way is Up? 7” – What’s Your Rupture? 2007

So Cow – Shackleton – I’m Siding with my Captors – Covert Bear 2008
So Cow – Meun Geun Yeong – These Truly Are End Times – Covert Bear 2007


Hermit Tunes Episode 8

25 Aug

Here it is, the last one of the summer and my last regular show for the foreseeable future. I played some favs and I got some really nice feedback from people. Thanks so much for listening to me this summer and on and off these past almost (10!) years! I’ll be back subbing on KDVS and doing shows here and there. My pal DJ Megan will be DJing this slot the next TWO weeks on KDVS from 8-9pm. She plays awesome 60s rock n roll. I can’t wait to hear her on the air again!

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Wire – Dot Dash – Dot Dash – Harvest – 1978

Quiet Room – Pictures in the Attic – She Sits Alone – Win 1981
Our Daughter’s Wedding – Airline – Lawnchairs – Design  1980
Depeche Mode – Dreaming of Me – Dreaming of Me – Mute 1981
Our Daughter’s Wedding – Nightlife – Nightlife – Self Released 1980
Twinkeyz – Aliens in our Midst – Aliens in our Midst – Twirp 1977 REQUEST!

Grauzone – Eisbar – V/A Swiss Wave the Album – Off Course 1980
Flock of Seagulls – (It’s Not Me) Talking – Talking – Cocteau 1981
Digital Leather – I Tell My Sorrow to the Stones – Monologue – Shattered 2005

Gordons – Adults & Children – Future Shock 12″ EP – Flying Nun 1980
Lamps – Rototiller – S/T – In the Red 2005
Red Cross – Annette’s Got the Hits – V/A Posh Hits Vol. 1 Posh Boy 1983
The Incredible Kidda Band – Everybody Knows – Everybody Knows – Last Laugh 2011
Cichlids – Did You Ever?
Beex – Beat Beat – V/A Teenline Vol. 1 – Hyped 2 Death
Saints – Lipstick on Your Collar – V/A Seeds: Punk – Cherry Red Records

Menthol Wars – Even Lower Manhattan – V/A Cleveland Confidential – Terminal 1982
Scabs – Amory Buildings – V/A Killed by Death Vol. 22 – Redrum

Hermit Tunes Episode 7

18 Aug

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Pink Grease – Peaches – This is For Real – Mute2004
Tangiers – Return to the Ship – Hot New Spirits – Sonic Unyon 2003

Ponys – Discoteca – Celebration Castle – In the Red 2005
Wounded Lion – Pony People – Carol Cloud – S-S 2008
NoBunny – Oh Cody – Raw Romance – Burger 2010
Ski Instructors – Horoscope – Kids on the Street – Dulcitone 2007

Women and Children – Born TP – Paralyzed Dance, Tonight – Narnack
Magnetic Fields – Washington D.C. – 69 Love Songs Vol. 2 – Merge 2004
Magnetic Fields – I Don’t Believe You – I – Nonesuch 2004

Purple Wizard – I’m Not Angry – I’ve Been Wrong Before – Show and Tell 2004
Purple Wizard – BBQ – BBQ – Show and Tell
Hunx and His Punx – Gimmie Gimmie Back Your Love – You Don’t Like Rock n Roll Rob’s House 2008
Yolks – I Do What I Do – Introducing the Yolks EP – Criminal IQ 2008
Dan Sartain – Doin’ Anything I Say – Legacy of Hospitality – One Little Indian 2011

Lyme Regis – Suffer Suffer – It Starts with the Band 4-song EP – Smart Guy 2005
Home Blitz – Feeling Cold – Live Outside – Self Released 2006
Lyme Regis – USA – It Starts with the Band 4-song EP Smart Guy 2005

Jay Reatard – Fading All Away – Blood Visions – In the Red 2006
Next week will be my last show! Thanks for sticking with it all summer! If you want to download the shows to keep for later, do it soon. The archive disappears after a few months. I’m not sure when I’ll be back on the air with a regular show, but I will keep you updated if I do any subbing.

Hermit Tunes Episode 6

13 Aug

Here we are, episode 6!  There are some great tracks including a fun song from the Nightingales that I re-stumbled upon in the stacks at KDVS on the great Cherry Red Records. There’s also an awesome cover by Tuxedo Moon, the mystery band Poor Girls, and my favorite Buzzcocks song. Enjoy!

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Nightingales – Paraffin Brain – Paraffin Brain – Cherry Red 1981
Swell Maps – Let’s Build a Car – Let’s Build a Car – Rough Trade

Algebra Suicide – Please Respect Our Decadence – Little Dead Bodies – Buzzerama – 1986
Tuxedo Moon – I Heard it Through the Grapevine – Pinheads on the Move – Cramboy 1987
Poor Girls – Collision of Thots – S/T – Self Released 1985
XMasEve – Indestructable Man – Paint it Red EP – Self Released 1982
Higher Primates – Taking in the Summer – Taking in the Summer – Tekno Tunes1980
The Normal – T.V. O.D. – Warm Leatherette – Mute 1978

Buzzcocks – Promises – Singles Going Steady – IRA 1979
Barracudas – She Knows – Hear Me Calling – Dog Meat
Mr. Curt – Write Down Your Number – Write Down Your Number – Euphoria Records 1978
Undertones – (She’s a) Runaround – S/T – Sire 1979

The Creation – Painter Man – How Does it Feel to Feel – Edsel Records
The Kinks – Don’t Ever Change – Kinda Kinks! – Essential
The Byrds – Don’t Make Waves – Have Your Seen Her Face – Columbia 1967
The Grodes – I Won’t Be There – V/A Let’s Talk About Girls! – Bacchus Archives

The Castaways – Sam – V/A The Big Hits of Mid-America: The Soma Records Story 1963-1967

Hermit Tunes Episode 5

2 Aug

I know better than to drink coffee at night…anyways, here’s the playlist and link from tonight’s show up early for you! Most of it was from the show that didn’t make it on last week due to the transmitter being down because of electrical issues at UC Davis.

It has some great songs including one of my favorite cover’s of “I’m Not Like Everybody Else” originally by the Kinks.

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Yard Trauma – I’m Not Like Everybody Else – V/A Sounds of Now! – Dionysus 1987

Lyres – How Do You Know? – How Do You Know? – Sounds Interesting – 1979
Pacers – I Want You Back – V/A Wyld Canada Vol. 2: Shake Yourself Down – Bosshoss66
A Passing Fancy – I’m Losing Tonight – V/A Searching in the Wilderness – Muziek Express
Glass Candle – Keep Right on Living – V/A Fuzz Flaykes & Shakes Vol. 5 – Bacchus Archives
Main Line – Don’t Wait Around – V/A Wyld Canada Vol. 4: Rotten to the Core – Bosshoss66
Pleasure Seekers – What a Way to Die – V/A Friday at the Hideout – Norton 2001

Richard Strange – International Language – International Language – Cherry Red 1979
Elements of Style – Electricity – Sacred Objects – Gyro 1981
Units – High Pressure Days – Digital Stimulation – 415 – 1980
Human League – Life Kills – Travelogue – Virgin – 1980

Gang of Four – What We All Want – What We All Want – EMI 1981
15 Minutes – That’s What You Always Say – That’s What You Always Say – Down There 1981
Fans – True – Deathwish – Self Released – 1980
What Now – The End – Small Record with Four Songs – INCAS 1985

Alley Cats – Too Much Junk – V/A Yes L.A. – Dangerhouse
Simpletones – Tigerbeat Twist – V/A Beach Blvd – Posh Boy

Satan’s Rats – In My Love For You – V/A Year of the Rats!

Hermit Tunes Episode 4

20 Jul

This episode of Hermit Tunes features early soul, doo-wop and pop music. The first half is all girl groups and lady vocalists, and the rest continues the soul vibe. All this music was recorded in the late 50s through the 60s. I love this era of music and am very proud of this show. Enjoy!

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Shirelles – Can’t We Be Sweethearts – Remember When – Scepter Records
The Soul Sisters – I Can’t Stand it – I Can’t Stand it – Collectables
Shirelles – Big John – Remember When – Scepter Records

The Dixie Cups – I’m Gonna Get You Yet – Chapel of Love – Collectables
Connie Francis – Lipstick on Your Collar – The Very Best Of – MGM
The Dixie Cups – Another Boy Like Mine – Chapel of Love – Collectables
The Ronnettes – Keep on Dancing – V/A Phil Spector Wall of Sound Vol. 6 Rare Masters – Phil Spector International
Leola and the Lovejoys – He Ain’t No Angel – V/A The Daisy/Tiger Records Story: Everybody Clap Your Hands! – Sundazed
The Soul Sisters – Think About the Good Times – I Can’t Stand it – Collectables

Chuck Wright – The Palm of Your Hand – V/A Birth of Soul Vol. 3 – Kent
Billy Butler – Right Track – V/A It’s Okeh Up North – Sony
Bobby Freeman – Mary Ann Thomas – Do You Want to Dance? – Collectables
Ty Karim – You Just Don’t Know – The Complete Ty Karim – Kent
The Parliaments – Heart Trouble – V/A Groovesville Review – Unreleased Detroit 60s Soul – Goldmine Soul Supply
James Brown – Out of the Blue – The Singles Vol. 3 1964-1965 – Hip-o Select
Dee & Don – Mr. Fortune Teller – V/A The Heart of Southern Soul – Ace Records

Major Lance – The Beat – V/A It’s Okeh up North – Okeh
The Gambrells – You Better Move – V/A Detroit Gold Vol. 2 – Solid Smoke
Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love is – The Best of Otis Redding – ATCO

Jimmy Ruffin – Don’t Feel Sorry for Me – V/A Birth of Soul Vol. 3 – Kent

Hermit Tunes Episode 3

7 Jul

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Zero Le Crash – Last Years Wife – V/A In Goth Daze – Cleopatra

Puppies – Mechanical Beat – Mechanical Beat – Stiff 1981
Voice Farm – Elevate – Double Garage – Systematic
Soft Cell – The Girl with the Patent Leather Face – V/A Some Bizzare Album – Celluloid
Deotoy – Thanks a lot – Single – Self Released1983
Come On – Don’t Walk on the Kitchen Floor – Don’t Walk on the Kitchen Floor – Self Released
Factual – Your Way – Your Way – A Faction Record
Fast Set – King of the Rumbling Spires – V/A Some Bizzare Album – Celluloid

Prefects – Things in General – Amateur Wankers – Acute
Tall Dwarves – The Brain that Wouldn’t Die – V/A Tuatara – Flying Nun
14 Iced Bears – Balloon Song – Precision Singles Collection 1986-1989 – Thunderball
The Clean – Oddity – Anthology – Merge 2003

Boys – Weekend – Weekend – Safari 1980
Necessaries – Runaway Child – V/A Back Seat Love Vol. 2
Boys – Soda  Pressing – Sick on You – Vinyl Japan
Lost Kids – Cola Freaks – V/A Killed by Death #8 – Redrum

XL Capris – Skylab – V/A Why March When You Can Riot? – Ripost

Hermit Tunes Episode 2

29 Jun

In the midst of a crazy summer storm comes episode two of Hermit Tunes. Mostly 60s tunes, it was a lot of fun.

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Nerves – When You Find Out – 4 Song EP – Nerves Record Company 1976
Velvet Underground – I Can’t Stand it – VU – Verve 1984
TV Eye – Stevie’s Radio Station – V/A What a Nice Way to Turn 17 – Rather Records

June Brides – No Place Called Home – No Place Called Home EP – In Tape 1985
Black Tambourine – Throw Aggi Off the Bridge – Complete Recordings 10in – Fantastic / Slumberland
Beat Happening – Hot Chocolate Boy – S/T – Sub Pop 1991
Dreamdate – Pyramids – Melody Walk – Tic Tac Totally 2011

Cookies – The Old Crowd – The Absolute Complete (and oh so sweet!) – Chocolate Chip Records
Darlene Love – He’s a Rebel – The Sound of Love – Legacy/Phil Spector Records 2011
The Shangri-las – Give Him a Great Big Kiss – V/A Wonder Women Vol. 2 – Rhino Records 1984
Chymes – Quite a Reputation – V/A Girls in the Garage Vol. 1 – Romulan
Emy Jackson – You Don’t Know – V/A Hot Nips Vol. 1 – Dolemite

Monty – Le College – V/A Pop a Paris Vol. 1 – Sunnyside Les Pollu sToi Qui Connais Les Filles – V/A Infernal World – Martian Records
The Grains of Sand – That’s When Happiness Began – V/A What a Way to Die – Satan Records
Buzz Benett – Chimney Sweeper – V/A Pre-Kraut Pandaemonium Vol. 10
Turtles – Eve of Destruction – It Aint Me Babe – White Whale
Herman’s Hermits – I Know Why – Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat – MGM

Kaleidoscope – P.S. Come Back – S/T – La Ciruela Electra

Hermit Tunes episode 1

22 Jun

hermit tunes episode 1

Here it is! Episode 1 of Hermit Tunes, my radio show on KDVS. I’m back on the air after taking a few years off. Since the show has a new name (it was previously Live in the Warzone) and for simplicity, I’m going to start the numbering at 1, but if I was really counting from when I previously had a show, it would be in the hundreds.

The playlist is below. Please don’t worry if you’ve never heard of the bands. I play a lot of underground/independent music and many tracks are weird gems from bands that only released a couple of singles or an album and then disappeared. KDVS has been around for over 40 years and has a massive collection of great stuff including the obscure.

This show was a lot of fun. I meant to play more new stuff, but instead I played a bunch of my favorites including some great power pop tracks from bands like the Purple Hearts and Protex, as well as punkier stuff like the Detours and synthy fun from Art Interface and Dementia Precox. We even got two great covers. The Raincoats did their awesome cover of the Kinks “Lola”, and the Hates did “Houston”, originally by Lee Hazelwood.

Enough yammering. Please enjoy the show!

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King Tuff – Dancing on You – Was Dead 2011

Art Interface – Wardance -Wardance Single – If Records 1984
Finesse – Nervous Time – V/A Up Another Octave Transmission – Up Another Octave Records and Tapes 1981
D-Day – Everytime I Ask You Out – Too Young to Date – Moment 1979
Protex – I Can’t Cope – V/A Made in Britain – Polydor 1979
Accidents – Blood Splattered with Guitars – V/A This is Mod – Get Back
The Letters – Nobody Loves Me – V/A This is Mod Get Back
Jack & The Rippers – I Think It’s Over – V/A Swiss Wave – Off Course 1980

The Detours – Hang Ten in East Berlin – V/A Up Another Octave Transmission – Up Another Octave Records and Tapes 1981
The Hates – Houston – Panacea 12″ EP
Dow Jones & the Industrials – Can’t Stand The Midwest – Can’t Stand the Midwest – Family Vineyard Reissue 2011
Purple Hearts – Frustration – Frustration Single – Fiction1979
Kleenex – Hedi’s Head – Aint You – Rough Trade 1978
Raincoats – Lola – Raincoats – Rough Trade 1979

Dementia Precox – Maladie D’esprit – SCHP – Prehensile Records
What Now – Anthem – Small Record with Four Songs – Incas1985
The Jam – Disguises – Funeral Pyre – Polydor 1981
Slight Seconds – Building Bridges – V/A Waiting Room Object Music 1980

Napalm Beach – Why Do Parties Have to End? – V/A Trap Sampler – Trap / Zeno 1981/2004

Hermit Tunes Radio Show

18 Jun

I’m back on the air at KDVS starting this Tuesday for the Summer Session. Here’s a  little background. I started at KDVS back in 2002, (almost ten years, yikes!). I was in high school, disliking most things, pulling away from most of my friends, being a jerk, and it changed my life. As I went through my stereotypical music phases, I had this feeling that there had to be better music out there. When the music on TV and corporate radio didn’t provide this, I turned to the internet where I was blown away by websites dedicated to the great era of music from the late 70s and early 80s from different areas of the (western) world devoted to punk rock. I dug deeper and discovered underground, independent music that I fell in love with. Always a fan of 60s tunes, I also found great wild rock’n’roll bands that remained under the radar during their heyday, but that had created music that still held up decades later. From there my discoveries splintered into all sorts of sounds, genres and eras.

When I stepped into the stacks at KDVS, it was love at first sight. I knew it was where I was meant to be. I devoted many years to the radio station, including working on staff for two years, and doing a weekly radio show for about 6 or 7 years straight. I stopped doing my show a few years ago after my life went through some crazy changes. This included a house fire, several moves, and a shift back into being a full time student. Something had to give.

I’m happy to be back on the air, even if it’s only for the summer.

My show will have a mix of new and old music. My tastes cover many sub genres, including synth pop and punk, garage rock, “indie” rock, power pop, surf music and all kinds of blips here and there. There will be new favorites and forever classics that I love. I’ll post my playlists every week and a link to the archive so you can listen on your MP3 player while you make dinner or clean your house or ponder the mysteries of life.

I hope you’ll enjoy it. It’s going to be a fun summer.