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Entries from Apr 2008

28 apr 2008

28 Apr 2008 · No Comments

Big Dipper
Cloud Cult
Be Your Own Pet
World of Pooh
Sarah Nixey – I’ve been trying to figure out what was playing between sets last time I was at The Abbey Lounge. Female vocals with British (or possibly Aussie, etc.) accent, lyrics not bad but nothing distinctive enough for me to remember by the end of the night, [...]

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spring mix meme

26 Apr 2008 · No Comments

Via Steve:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your Spring. Post these instructions in along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening [...]

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21 apr 2008

21 Apr 2008 · No Comments

Hands on Heads
Slow Jets – This week’s “put out more records, darn it!” Part 1
Crack the Sky
Big Dipper
Brenda Kahn – This week’s “put out more records, darn it!” Part 2. Especially, please, like those improbably hard-rocking, skronk-jazz-colored albums you did for mostly-folk label Shenachie, Destination Anywhere and Outside the Beauty Salon. Also, you’re a [...]

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i want to bite that hand so badly

14 Apr 2008 · 2 Comments

Iwas on the radio! It was my first set since leaving UMBC’s AM radio station (which doesn’t even exist anymore). Actually, my first FM broadcast set ever.
I was on WMBR’s Breakfast of Champions Tuesday 15 April, from 9-10am with host Ted Young. WMBR (the MIT radio station) broadcasts on 88.1FM from Cambridge, MA; live [...]

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14 apr 2008

14 Apr 2008 · No Comments

Colourbox – On a bit of a retro kick, obviously. I’m a bit surprised at how dated this doens’t sound.
The Connells – Another retro kick. I know the first 3 or 4 Connells records quite well, but I couldn’t recall a single tune from several of the later discs. Trying to see if that’s them, [...]

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7 apr 2008

07 Apr 2008 · No Comments

The Ex – Spun an early years best-of. I was pretty much ignorant about The Ex until I heard Ex Orkest (large band arrangements; very Mekons-y); I’ve enjoyed learning more, but nothing else has quite scaled those heights.
The Mekons – I [heart] Mekons. I [heart] I [heart] Mekons. I [heart] Mekons Rock’n’Roll etc., etc.
The [...]

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