Friday, February 17, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #165: February 17, 2017

The 1970s may have been known as the Me Decade, but there's a whole lotta "me" going on these days. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about narcissism in hour 2.



The Otto-riffic playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Pile - Texas/A Hairshirt of Purpose
The Besnard Lakes - Laura Lee/The Besnard Lakes are the Divine Wind
Moon Duo - Creepin'/Occult Architecture, Vol. 1
The Well - Black Eyed Gods/Live on KUTX
Metallica - Moth Into Flame/Hardwired to Self-Destruct
Ty Segall - The Only One/Ty Segall
Carl Newman - Our Nero/Battle Hymns
Snowball II - Resident of the United States/Flashes of Quincy
Cloud Nothings - Enter Entirely/Life Without Sound
Haybaby - Stupid/Blood Harvest
The Hecks - Junior Showmanship/The Hecks
We Can All Be Sorry - For Now/Post-Trash, Volume 2
Japandroids - Midnight to Morning/Near to the Wild Heart of Life
Young Mammals - Rat in the Summer/Jaguar
Jacuzzi Boys - Gamma/Ping Pong

Hour 2: Narcissism
The English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom/I Just Can't Stop It
De La Soul - Me, Myself and I/3 Feet High and Rising
The Dirtbombs - Pretty Princess Day/We Have You Surrounded
The Who - I'm the Face/Odds & Sods
The Beatles - I Me Mine/Let It Be
Peter Gabriel - Big Time/So
Nirvana - Do You Love Me/Hard to Believe: A KISS Covers Compilation
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Flavor/Orange
The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored/The Stone Roses
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust/The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Monster Magnet - Space Lord/Powertrip
Soundgarden - Jesus Christ Pose/Badmotorfinger
Aztec Camera - Jump/All I Need is Everything
The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket/Pretenders
The Buzzcocks - What Do I Get?/Singles Going Steady


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 456: Once More, With Feeling

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss Hollywood's love of reboots. Listen to the episode below or download directly.
 

Show notes:
- Check out Matt's book Like a Comet: The Indestructibles Book 4
- Unnecessary reboots
- The Ghostbusters remake was controversial
- Westworld was a hit, but most viewers probably didn't see the original movies
- Michael Crichton's trial by fire as a director
- Channing Tatum is the mermaid in the new version of Splash
- The Rock's in everything
- DC's TV shows are good
- Matt Fraction's comics reimagining of Hawkeye is excellent
- Deadpool is a cavalcade of dick jokes
- Penny Dreadful mashes up classic horror characters
- Beauty and the Beast live-action remake
- Rebooting in advertising: the Most Interesting Man in the World, Col. Sanders
- Reboot vs. continuation
- The Muppet Babies effect
- The many Punishers
- Taken, the TV show
- Getting manipulated by This Is Us
- To be continued

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #164: February 10, 2017

Everybody's got secrets they carry around with them. Sometimes those secrets end up in musical form. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about secrets in hour 2.



This playlist is so hot even Stefon can't tell you about it:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Slowdive - Star Roving/Single
Angelic Milk - Rebel Black/Teenage Movie
Stove - I'd Walk a Mile for a Camel/Is the Meat That Fell Out
Japandroids - No Known Drink or Drug/Near the Wild Heart of Life
Cloud Nothings - Internal World/Life Without Sound
Antarctigo Vespucci - Don't Die in Yr Hometown 2/Soulmate Stuff
Jeff Rosenstock - Bang on the Door/WORRY.
Bash & Pop - Anything Could Happen/Anything Could Happen
Luxury Death - Radiator Face/Single
The Continuums - Mad Dog/Hodgepodge
Ty Segall - Talkin'/Ty Segall
Mark Eitzel - The Last Ten Years/Hey Mr. Ferryman
Terry Malts - Come Back/Lost at the Party
The So So Glos - Kings County II: Ballad of a So So Glo/Kamikaze
Sleater-Kinney - Entertain/Live in Paris
Mary Bell - Trash Tongue/Mary Bell

Hour 2: Secrets
Joe Jackson - Geraldine and John/I'm the Man
Van Halen - Secrets/Diver Down
Robert Palmer - Looking for Clues/Clues
ABC - Poison Arrow/The Lexicon of Love
Arctic Monkeys - Secret Door/Humbug
Queens of the Stone Age - The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret/Rated R
Future of the Left - Stand By Your Manatee/Travels With Myself and Another
The Beatles - Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey/The White Album
U2 - The Fly/Achtung Baby
Savages - Strife/Silence Yourself
Peter Gabriel - Secret World/Us
The Smithereens - Strangers When We Meet/Especially for You
Soundgarden - Superunknown/Superunknown
The Afghan Whigs - Crime Scene Part One/Black Love
The Germs - What We Do is Secret/M.I.A.: The Complete Germs



Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 455: I, Reboot

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss Hollywood's love of reboots. Listen to the episode below or download directly.
 

Show notes:
- Check out Matt's book Like a Comet: The Indestructibles Book 4
- All about recycling ideas
- Some reboots are self-referential
- The Brady Bunch Movie kicked off the reboot as parody
- Johnny Depp: Master of the Reboot
- Nic Cage's recent career choices
- Some improve on the original or have a different take
- Westworld, Bates Motel
- New TV shows based on Lethal Weapon and Training Day
- The industry's too risk-averse
- Comic book movie franchises reboot constantly
- So many different Batmen
- How long will Batfleck last?
- Daredevil: Netflix show is much better than the movie
- Stephen King's cocaine years
- "The hamster just fell off the wheel"
- To be continued

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #163: February 3, 2017

Music writers, scholars and fans like to use genres to categorize types of music, but there's one genre that's a catch-all for a wide variety of acts: Post-punk. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played post-punk songs in hour 2. Everything from Joy Division to Mission of Burma to the band that played in this movie:



This playlist is something wild:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
The New Pornographers - High Ticket Attractions/Whiteout Conditions
Cloud Nothings - Strange Year/Life Without Sound
Japandroids - North East South West/Near to the Wild Heart of Life
Ty Segall - Break a Guitar/Ty Segall
Sleater-Kinney - I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone/Live in Paris
Bash & Pop - Unfuck You/Anything Could Happen
Boss Hog - Save Our Souls/Battle Hymns
Stephen Malkmus - Midnight Cruisers/Battle Hymns
Mary Timony - Fight the Hate/Battle Hymns
Strand of Oaks - Radio Kids/Hard Love
Aan - All You Have to Say/Dada Distractions
Run the Jewels - Talk to Me/RTJ3
The Black Clouds - Vice (feat. Mark Arm and Jack Endino)/After All
The So So Glos - Going Out Swingin'/Kamikaze
Beach Slang - Atomic Bomb/A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings
Craig Finn - Preludes/We All Want the Same Things
Priests - JJ/Nothing Feels Natural
Snowball II - Groan's/Flashes of Quincy

Hour 2: Post-punk
Joy Division - Transmission/Single
Public Image Ltd. - Low Life/Public Image: First Issue
The Fall - Hey Student/Middle Class Revolt
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Cities in Dust/Tinderbox
The Cure - The Hanging Garden/Pornography
Gang of Four - Not Great Men/Entertainment!
Mission of Burma - That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate/Vs.
Pere Ubu - Street Waves/The Modern Dance
Wire - Options R (Star)/Pink Flag bonus track
Television - See No Evil/Marquee Moon
Devo - Jocko Homo/Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
The Feelies - Loveless Love/Crazy Rhythms
Pylon - Feast on My Heart/Live
Interpol - Roland/Turn on the Bright Lights
Savages - She Will/Silence Yourself
Preoccupations - Fever/Preoccupations



Friday, January 27, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #162: January 27, 2017

In its purest, elemental form, rock music has been a way to voice displeasure with authority, whether that be parents, politicians or The Man. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about rebellion in hour 2.



This is rock n' roll radio:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Bash & Pop - On the Rocks/Anything Could Happen
The So So Glos - A.D.D. Life/Kamikaze
Snowball II - CR-VUC/Flashes of Quincy
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Julie's Place/Single
Leopold and His Fiction - It's How I Feel/Darling Destroyer
The Mammoths - Capture You/Golden Spell
Chavez - The Bully Boys/Cockfighters
Yakima - Wabi Sabi/Medicine for Family Entertainment
Honeyrude - Roger McClain/EP
NE-HI - Stay Young/Offers
Stove - Dolphins/Is the Meat That Fell Out
Leather Jacuzzi - Coca Cola Hammock Station/Monsters, Narcs and Idiots
Tyrannamen - I Can't Read Your Mind/Tyrannamen
Weaves - Shithole/Weaves
Quasi - Ballad of Donald Duck & Elmer Fudd/Battle Hymns
The Wedding Present - Birdsnest/Going, Going...
Antarctigo Vespucci - I'm Giving Up on U2/Soulmate Stuff

Hour 2: Rebellion
MC5 - Kick Out the Jams/Kick Out the Jams
Black Flag - Rise Above/Damaged
Fugazi - Merchandise/Repeater
Hard Left - Stay True/We Are Hard Left
Gang of Four - To Hell With Poverty!/Another Day/Another Dollar
Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause/It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Run the Jewels - Close Your Eyes (and Count to Fuck) (feat. Zach de la Rocha)/Run the Jewels 2
Art Brut - Summer Job/Art Brut vs. Satan
Drive-By Truckers - This Fucking Job/The Big To-Do
Jarvis Cocker - Running the World/Jarvis
Prince - Partyup/Dirty Mind
David Bowie - Rebel Rebel/Diamond Dogs
The Jam - Modern World/This is the Modern World
Neil Young - Revolution Blues/On the Beach
Mission of Burma - Academy Fight Song/Signals, Calls and Marches
The Clash - Clampdown/London Calling


Friday, January 20, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #161: January 20, 2017

Twenty years can make a big difference. On January 20, 1997, Bill Clinton was sworn in for his second term as president. Today, well, you know. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs from 1997 in hour 2. It was an interesting year for alternative music, as grunge faded away and different sounds were starting to emerge.



The dang-ol' playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Spoon - Hot Thoughts/Hot Thoughts
Stove - Bubblegum Lightning/Is the Meat That Fell Out
Mutes - Vanishing/Single
Chemtrails - Aeons/Love in Toxic Wasteland
Vanity - Don't Be Shy/Don't Be Shy
Chavez - Blank in the Blaze/Cockfighters
Desperate Journalist - Hollow/Grow Up
La Sera - Queens/Queens
Run the Jewels - Call Ticketron/RTJ3
Jeff Rosenstock - Staring Out the Window at Your Old Apartment/WORRY.
The Proper Ornaments - When We Were Young/Foxhole
Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel - Fuzz Phantom/When the Morning Greets You With a Smile
Bueno - Wasted Anyway/Illuminate Your Room
PJ Harvey - Near the Memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln/The Hope Six Demolition Project
TUNS - Lonely Life/Tuns
Used Cassettes - I'm Insane/Rock n Rills

Hour 2: 1997
Guided By Voices - I am a Tree/Mag Earwhig!
Pavement - Stereo/Brighten the Corners
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out/Dig Me Out
Cornershop - Sleep on the Left Side/When I Was Born for the 7th Time
Portishead - All Mine/Portishead
Radiohead - Paranoid Android/OK Computer
Foo Fighters - Hey, Johnny Park!/The Colour and the Shape
The Hellacopters - Where the Action Is/Payin' the Dues
Faith No More - Last Cup of Sorrow/Album of the Year
Elliott Smith - Ballad of Big Nothing/Either/Or
Moe Berg - Angelique's a Free Spirit/Summer's Over
Ben Folds Five - Battle of Who Could Care Less/Whatever and Ever Amen
Paul Weller - Peacock Suit/Heavy Soul
Yo La Tengo - Sugarcube/I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
Built to Spill - Made-Up Dreams/Perfect from Now On