Archive for April, 2009

bacon in the afternoon playlist 4.30.09

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The Mathematics (local) – She’s Looking Good
Johnathan (local) – Secret Rocketship
Liars of Local Interest (local, requested by Jimbo) – 14 Pieces
R.E.M. – Crush With Eyeliner

Hogs & Kristin talk about Victorian teas, Prairie Dog Town and large balls of twine.

Ben Folds – Tiny Dancer (requested)
Rise Against – Re-Education (Through Labor)
M. Ward featuring Zooey Deschanel – Never Had Nobody Like You
Beirut – Cliquot
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside
Camera Obscura – French Navy
Fugazi – Cassavetes (for Marc Johnson)
Stubbon All Stars – Tin Spam (for Marc Johnson)
James Otto- into the mystic (requested)
Dani & Briana – Would You? (local)
Truckstop Honeymoon – No Beer On Sundays (local)
Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing (requested)
Tegan and Sara – Take Me Anywhere

Take Back The Night

Tori Amos (featuring Damien Rice) – The Power of Orange Knickers
Mastadon – Oblivion
Sage Francis (featuring Will Oldham) – Sea Lion
Animal Collective – My Girls
The Lonely Island – I’m on a Boat
Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
Kill Your Idols – I Hate My Guts
Gnarls Barkley – Gone Daddy Gone (Violent Femmes cover)
Garbage – Only Happy When It Rains
Pixies – Debaser
Social Distortion – Death or Glory (Clash cover)
Ultimate Fakebook – Soaked in Cinnamon (local)
Corkscrew Boar – Polar Bear (local)
Belle and Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress

swine flu.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

I’m sick of hearing about swine flu. Being of the bacon persuasion myself, I’d almost call that slander. What did pigs ever do to you, America, eh? Other than give their lives so you could eat delicious, delicious bacon. Every major news channel needs to quit scaring people. This is getting ridiculous.

Haven’t posted in a while as things are ramping up for finals week.

Badass interview with Tracyanne Campbell from Camera Obscura.

In NHL playoff news, the Devils managed to blow a lead at the very end of game 7 with Carolina, allowing the ‘Canes to score two goals and take the series. This means my beloved Pittsburgh Penguins will be playing the Washington Capitals in round two. This is going to get awesome.

bacon in the afternoon playlist 4.23.09

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The Lonely Island featuring T-Pain – I’m On A Boat
Dropkick Murphys – We Got The Power (which is about the 1919 Boston Police Strike)
Beirut – My Night With The Prostitute
Antennas Up – Don’t Wait Up
Less Than Jake – History of a Boring Town
The Urge – Closer
Satellite Party – Wish Upon A Dog Star
Incubus – I Wish You Were Here (requested)
311 – Amber (requested*)
Pittsburgh Penguins versus Philadelphia Flyers Game Five Tonight.
Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Impression That I Get
Rise Against – Re-Education (Through Labor)
Bouncing Souls – Ole
Ultimate Fakebook – She Don’t Even Know My Name (local)
Scoat Belly – Whiskey Drinkin’ S.O.B. (local, also quite an accurate description of your humble narrator/radio host)
Ben Folds – Landed (requested)
KC Chiefs trade Tony Gonzalez. Boo.
Cake – Short Skirt, Long Jacket
Paul Oakenfold – Ready Steady Go (requested by the Limey)
Phantom Planet – California (makes me want to watch The O.C.)
Mastadon – Oblivion
The Shins – Australia
Green Day – Walking Contradiction
Gorillaz featuring De La Soul – Feel Good Inc (requested by Jimbo, my favorite door guy)
M. Ward featuring Zooey Deshanel – Never Had Nobody Like You
Pixies – Wave of Mutilation
NOFX – Bottles To The Ground
Moby – We Are All Made of Stars
Fountains of Wayne – …Baby One More Time (I found it and couldn’t resist.)

Weird. I played a lot of someone featuring someone else songs today.

Stay tuned!

*Because I would never, ever, ever play 311 of my own volition.

happy camera obscura day.

Monday, April 20th, 2009

It’s Camera Obscura day! (At least for those of us in Europe…US audiences will have to wait for My Maudlin Career until tomorrow.) To tide you over, US audiences, here is a trailer for a film we won’t get to watch here in the States.

kurt loder, where have you gone?

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

In my younger days, before the internet, blogs, twitter, .com anything and before I had enough money to purchase my own magazine subscriptions I used to get news and info about upcoming albums from one source: Mtv News. “What’s that, Kurt Loder? Poison has a new album coming out? Awesome!” “Oh, Tabitha Soren, I can’t believe some member or other of Motley Crue has been hospitalized and/or arrested in some kind of drug-or-alcohol-related incident.”

Does anyone remember The Week In Rock? Does anyone care? Does that show even air anymore? I guess if it did it’d be on at some weird time on MTV2 or something.

Hmmm…I sound like a Generation X Andy Rooney. “I remember when MTV used to play music. I remember when they used to have relevant news about music. Blah, blah, blah.” That wasn’t really the point of this post.

The point was it’s amazing to me the number of ways one can promote their band/cause/self on their own, without corporate sponsorship. Facebook, blogs, websites, text messaging, Twitter, Blip…it’s staggering to think about the amount of information out there. Staggering and kind of frightening. I’m sort of torn on the issue. I think there’s an information overload in the world today but I also like the grassroots, egalitarian aspect of the whole thing.

That said, in the past one had to really work at stuff like this. If you wanted to get your band’s name out there, you had to make your own flyers, put them up yourself, make your own tapes, mail stuff out to people yourself, make your own zines, stickers and posters. Now you can just record an MP3 in Garage Band and post it to your MySpace page. There’s not as much work involved. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

Please feel free to discuss in the comments section. I might, eventually, write a more well-written version of this same discussion with myself at a later time but I’m not going to do it now.

I’ve let the bacon-related stuff kind of pile up so I’m going to post a few here, randomly. Enjoy!

The difference between men & women.

The BAK-47 which must have started as a joke when someone was high and then one guy took it too far. Like Everybody Loves Raymond. “Hey, Ray, you should have your own sitcom!” Sort of funny but only once.

Stay tuned.

i’ll burn you…with bacon.

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

This is phenomenal. Amazing. Fantastic.

Mad props to my friend Scunthorpe Rob (and also Popular Science Magazine) who both e-mailed me information about this today.


Melting Metal With Bacon

best week ever? um, no, holden mcneil.

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

It’s been kind of a fucked up week…quite uneven. I’ve been sick as hell, Camera Obscura’s new record My Maudlin Career started streaming a week before it’s release date on Monday night, which was awesome. I’ve been listening to it pretty much constantly since then. I got an e-mail today from 4AD, Camera Obscrua’s record label, that there was something amiss with the vinyl mastering so the pressings were delayed and would be shipped late. Kind of a bummer except that they e-mailed me a digital copy of the album so I actually get it early. Nice!

I probably failed a Spanish exam earlier today which sucks but I had a fairly good show though the weather was too nice and I was in too good a mood, despite failing el examen de espanol. Played some stuff of the depression playlist but I just don’t see myself doing the show now. As we approachTake Back The Nightkeep an ear out for the Uppity Women show I’ve been planning for a while.

Last night: Pittsburgh 4 – Philadelphia 1. Wooooo! I love the playoffs.

Here’s a few things before I go.

She & Him 7″

Beatminerz Radio

Music Loving Babies?
Personally, I had my son listening to The Ramones in utero and to this day he loves them, along with the Sex Pistols, the Clash, The Stray Cats and all manner of other music. He has an original pressing copy of Rocket to Russia waiting for him on his 18th birthday. I remember when he was a tiny, tiny baby and I used to hold him and dance to that album and he would fall asleep on my shoulder.

And now, Velocity Girl.

bacon in the afternoon playlist 4.16.09

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

The Bouncing Souls – Ole
Rusabank – My Friends (local)
Split Lip Rayfield – C’mon Get Your Gun (local)
Terry Quiett Band – Basking (local, requested)
The Rentals – Friends of P
The Cure – Lovesong
Eisley – Golly Sandra
Weezer – The World Has Turned and Left Me Here
She & Him – Sentimental Heart
Le Tigre – TKO
Bad Religion – Infected
The Raconteurs – Steady As She Goes
The Shins – Gone for Good
Sage Francis – The Buzzkill
Rilo Kiley – The Execution of All Things
Mikey Needleman – Ain’t Got No Time (local)
The Mathematics – Baby Snakes (local)
The Beastie Boys – Hey Ladies
Husker Du – Flip Your Wig
Taking Back Sunday – Cute Without The “E”
Brand New – Jesus Christ (requested)
Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Follow You Into The Dark (quite possibly the most romantic song ever recorded)
Foo Fighters – Big Me

I spent the majority of the show trying to give away tickets to the K-State Singers and no one would take them. Not even my dad…it was quite sad.

more and more and more.

Monday, April 13th, 2009


It’s no secret that I heart NPR. I adore just about everything about NPR except A Prairie Home Companion…and even then, I still think it’d be cool to hang out with Garrison Keillor. I love Car Talk, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, This American Life (Ira Glass is more of a stud than Steve Inskeep…sorry, Steve.) Anyway, if you’ve paid any attention at all to my Facebook page, my Facebook group, my Twitter or myBlip FM you can’t have helped but notice that my beloved NPR is streaming my even more beloved Camera Obscura’s newest album, My Maudlin Career. You can get a preview of the first single, French Navy on today’s All Songs Considered at In addition, there is some awesome stuff from Metric, John Vanderslice and PJ Harvey. There is all manner of other badass audio available from Metric vocalist Emily Haines. I’m sure if you do a search you can find much more fantastic stuff. Feel free to post it in the comments if you think I should give it a listen or, perhaps, play it on my show.

Talk hard!

my maudlin career: listen now.

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Thanks to NPR, you can get anExclusive First Listen of Camera Obscura’s new record, My Maudlin Career. It’s available today.

Happy Monday and talk hard!