Friday, November 27, 2015

Stuck In Thee Garage #106: November 27, 2015

Watching television is as much of a modern Thanksgiving tradition as any of the other Turkey Day standbys. Who among us on Thanksgiving or the day after hasn't ended up a motionless, drowsy blob on the couch for hours on end watching movies, sports, parades or pretty much anything else? This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about TV in hour 2. So sit back and enjoy as the tryptophan flows through your veins.



The playlist is heeeerrrre:

Artist - Song/Album
Stove - Ex-Punk/Is Stupider
Beach Slang -  Young & Alive/The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us
Royal Headache - Carolina/High
Idle Bloom - No Body/No Control - Some Paranoia
The Spook School - Friday Night/Try to Be Hopeful
Swings - Sea/Sugarwater
Maszer - Fata Mirage/Single
Future Punx - Post-Wave/This is Post-Wave
!!! - Lucy Mongoosey/As If
Eagles of Death Metal - Save a Prayer/Zipper Down
The Foetals - Malted/Meet the Foetals
Protomartyr - Pontiac 87/The Agent Intellect
Faith No More - Cone of Shame/Sol Invictus
SIMO - Long May You Sail/Let Love Show the Way
Infinity Girl - Blood and Dirt/Stop Being on My Side
The Ocean Blue - Between Something and Nothing/The Ocean Blue

Hour 2: TV
Colleen Green - TV/I Want to Grow Up
Naomi Punk - Television Man/Television Man
Sports - Reality TV/All of Something
Titus Andronicus - Anxiety Block/Titus Andronicus LLC Mixtape, Volume 1
The Stooges - TV Eye/Fun House
Black Flag - TV Party/Damaged
The Germs - Media Blitz/ (GI)
Minutemen - There Ain't Shit on TV Tonight/Double Nickels on the Dime
Bad Religion - Television/Stranger Than Fiction
The Nation of Ulysses - Channel One Ulysses/13-Point Program to Destroy America
Public Enemy - She Watch Channel Zero?!/It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Colour Television/Primary Colours
Mission of Burma - Second Television/Unsound
Lou Reed - Video Violence/Mistrial
Matthew Sweet - Does She Talk?/Girlfriend
Cheap Trick - The Ballad of TV Violence (I'm Not the Only Boy)/Cheap Trick



Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Completely Conspicuous 399: Reeling in the Years, 1992 (Part 1)

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1992. Listen to the episode below or download directly (right click and "save as").
 
Show notes:
- Recorded via Skype
- In '92, Brian turned 10 and Jay turned 25
- Hot 100 chart had a lot of pop, R&B, some hip hop
- But alternative rock was booming
- "Baby Got Back" was #2 song of the year
- Clapton's Unplugged album was huge
- The greatness of early Dire Straits
- Pat Smear in the Chili Peppers?
- The evolution of Guns 'N Roses
- Axl's vampire voice
- Labels got rid of the CD longbox
- Once it was about hifi, now nobody cares about audio quality
- Big year for rock weddings
- Concert for Life paid tribute to the late Freddie Mercury
- Wayne's World appealed to both of us for different reasons
- Hair metal died in the U.S. but remained huge in Europe
- Montreal fans rioted because of Axl's antics
- Arena shows were de rigeur in the '70s and '80s
- Bands play much smaller venues now
- To be continued

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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, November 20, 2015

Stuck In Thee Garage #105: November 20, 2015

After the events that occurred last Friday in Paris, music fans needed to vent. I know I did. So on this week's Stuck In Thee Garage, I played new rock but also an hour of songs that displayed the power of rock in hour 2. Music should be cathartic. Just ask this guy:



The Rage in the Cage playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Eagles of Death Metal - Complexity/Zipper Down
Titus Andronicus - Fired Up/The Most Lamentable Tragedy
The Beastie Boys - Pass the Mic/Check Your Head
Palm - Crank/Trading Basics
Sally Crewe - The Payback/Later Than You Think
Talk in Tongues - She Lives in My House/Alone With a Friend
Red Red Meat - Flank/Jimmywine Majestic reissue
Destroyer - Hell/Poison Season
Nosferatu D2 - A Man at War With Himself/Older, Sadder, Wiser
Los Colognes - All That You Know/Dos
Donovan Wolfington - Manchac/How to Treat the Ones You Love
Sports - The Washing Machine/All of Something
Pinecones - The Love Song/Sings for You Now
METZ - Wait in Line/II
Big Chief - All Downhill from Here/Platinum Jive
Helmet - Rollo/Betty
Motorhead - The Hammer/Ace of Spades

Hour 2: The power of rock
Grinderman - Get It On/Grinderman
The Afghan Whigs - Honky's Ladder/Black Love
Motley Crue - Shout at the Devil/Shout at the Devil
The Upper Crust - Rabble Rouser/The Decline and Fall of the Upper Crust
Thin Lizzy - Fighting My Way Back/Fighting
Mudhoney - Douchebags on Parade/Vanishing Point
Mission of Burma - So Fuck It/The Sound The Speed The Light
New Bomb Turks - Bullish on Bullshit/Information Highway Revisited
PJ Harvey - Who the Fuck?/Uh Huh Her
Descendents - Everything Sux/Everything Sucks
Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause/It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Run DMC - King of Rock/King of Rock
AC/DC - Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution/Back in Black
Drive-By Truckers - Let There Be Rock/Southern Rock Opera
The Cult - Bad Fun/Electric
The Who - Long Live Rock/Odds & Sods





Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Completely Conspicuous 398: All Over But the Shouting

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss the problem with research studies. Listen to the episode below or download directly (right click and "save as").
 

Show notes:
- Order Matt's book The Entropy of Everything: The Indestructibles Book 3
- Don't get sick!
- Studies can be scary
- Apply some logic when reading studies
- People live in fear of everything
- We love to get worked up about studies
- Studies with no research on long-term effects
- Studies seem to have lost all value
- Outrage only lasts for about a week and we move on
- Nobody wants to take the time to verify
- Are cell phones dangerous? Let's hope not
- Studies: Everything gives you cancer
- We're all gonna die!
- Only thing Wall-e got wrong was everyone was happy
- Pixar wants to make you sad
- Near-death running experiences

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, November 13, 2015

Stuck In Thee Garage #104: November 13, 2015

It's a dark time right now, what with the terrorist attacks in Paris that went down a few hours ago, including a shocking hostage situation/massacre at an Eagles of Death Metal show. In times like these, it's tempting to stop all types of mundane everyday activities and focus on the horror and shock unfolding. But dammit, we have to carry on.

With that in mind, here's the playlist and recording of the Stuck In Thee Garage episode that aired earlier today on BFF.fm. Hour 2 featured songs about movies. If nothing else, music, like movies, can help us escape the reality of horrific situations like these, even if it's just for a little while.


Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Palm - Egg in a Frame/Trading Basics
Swings - Dust/Sugarwater
Mike Krol - Left Out (Attn: SoCal Garage Rockers)/Turkey
Rodents - Calm Down/The Hand Cut Record Club
The Spook School - Richard and Judy/Try to Be Hopeful
Worriers - They/Them/Theirs - Imaginary Life
Broken Gold - Turning Blue/Turning Blue EP
The Foxymorons - Permanent Frown/Fake Yoga
The Dead Weather - I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)/Dodge & Burn
Think No Think - 432 Dreams/432 Dreams
All Them Witches - Dirt Preachers/Dying Surfer Meets His Maker
Pink Mountaintops x White Lung - Chinese Watermelon/CONS EP Vol. 3
Trashlord - Cones of Dunshire/Strange Mangers-Trashlord split
Lou Barlow - Redeemed/Brace the Wave
Ringo Deathstarr - Heart and Soul/Single
Moving Panoramas - Tonight/One
Poster Children - Jeremy Straight/Toreador Squat (Re-remaster)

Hour 2: Songs about movies
Sloan - Set in Motion/Never Hear the End of It
They Might Be Giants - Road Movie to Berlin/Flood Live in Australia
St. Vincent - Actor Out of Work/Actor
Thrush Hermit - From the Back of the Film/Clayton Park
Two Inch Astronauts - Cigarettes, Boys, and Movies/Foulbrood
Frank Black - Two Reelers/Teenager of the Year
Hallelujah the Hills - Home Movies/Have You Ever Done Something Evil?
Okkervil River - Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe/The Stage Names
Jason Isbell - Brand New Kind of Actress/Sirens of the Ditch
David Bowie - Cracked Actor/Aladdin Sane
Van Halen - Dirty Movies/Fair Warning
Ozzy Osbourne - No Bone Movies/Blizzard of Ozz
Gary Numan - Films/The Pleasure Principle
Beck - Movie Theme/The Information
The Gaslight Anthem - Film Noir/The '59 Sound
The Hold Steady - Slapped Actress/Stay Positive


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Completely Conspicuous 397: Recent Studies Show...

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss the problem with research studies. Listen to the episode below or download directly (right click and "save as").
 

Show notes:
- Order Matt's book The Entropy of Everything: The Indestructibles Book 3
- Surviving Halloween in Salem
- Endless barrage of studies
- You can find a study to prove just about any point
- Pick and choose the result you want
- Going down the WebMD wormhole
- Studies get picked up by mass media
- People don't verify the research, just pass it on
- Morning TV shows are an empty void
- Recent study says processed meat causes cancer
- The research-industrial complex
- Watch out for Big Vegetable
- The folly of the Farmer's Almanac
- The influence of pharma companies on research studies
- Too much TV as a child dident make us dumm
- Rarely watch TV now without social media interruptions
- Studies don't necessarily change behavior
- 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, November 06, 2015

Stuck In Thee Garage #103: November 6, 2015

One great thing about living in the Boston area is the local music scene. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played music from Boston artists in hour 2. It was a wicked pissah.

But best not to bother this guy.



The Depp-approved (not really) playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Eleanor Friedberger - False Alphabet City/False Alphabet City
Wolf Alice - Giant Peach/Live at SXSW 2015
Beach House - One Thing/Thank Your Lucky Stars
Protomartyr - Cowards Starve/The Agent Intellect
Nosferatu D2 - The Kids From 'Fame'/Older, Wiser, Sadder
Strange Mangers - Lurker/Trashlord Split
Trashlord - Empty Cloud/Trashlord Split
Froth - Postcard Radio/Bleak
Tim Foljahn - Plain as Day/Fucking Love Songs
Beeef - Down/A Beeef EP
Timmy's Organism - Get Up, Get Out/Heartless Heathen
Viet Cong - Newspaper Spoons/Viet Cong
Ty Segall - The Feels/Manipulator
Sleater-Kinney - Fade/No Cities to Love
Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World/The Physical World

Hour 2: Boston
The Cars - Touch and Go/Panorama
Mission of Burma - Fame and Fortune/Signals, Calls and Marches
Bullet Lavolta - Between the Lines/Swandive
Buffalo Tom - Suppose/Big Red Letter Day
Orbit - Wake Up/Libido Speedway
Swirlies - Tree Chopped Down/Blonder Tongue Audio Baton
Barrence Whitfield and the Savages - Turn Your Damper Down/Dig Thy Savage Soul
The Sheila Divine - The Innocents/Single
Hallelujah the Hills - Try This Instead/Have You Ever Done Something Evil?
Mean Creek - My Madeline/Local Losers
Palehound - Easy/Dry Food
Speedy Ortiz - Dvrk Wvrld/Foil Deer
Eddie Japan - Fight Song/Keep Safe Boston 2014 for Planned Parenthood
Pile - Baby Boy/Dripping
Soccer Mom - It's Probably Not Your Fault/Soccer Mom
The Freeze - This is Boston, Not LA/Token Bones