Friday, February 24, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #166: February 24, 2017

When you look back to 1992, it's amazing to think of how different the world is now. There's no need to run down the differences, but there are plenty of them, especially in the music world. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played music from 1992 in hour 2.



This playlist is stuck in the middle with you:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Spiral Stairs - Dance (Cry Wolf)/Doris and the Daggers
Pile - Dogs/A Hairshirt of Purpose
Chuck Prophet - Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins/Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins
The Holy - Ramses the Evil Brother/More Escher and Random Notes
Bash & Pop - Anybody Else/Anything Could Happen
Stove - Favorite Owl/Is the Meat That Fell Out
The So So Glos - Cadaver (Career Suicide)/Kamikaze
Beach Slang - Wasted Daze of Youth/A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings
Pixies - Talent/Head Carrier
The Wedding Present - Fifty-Six/Going, Going...
Car Seat Headrest - Unforgiving Girl (She's Not An)/Teens of Denial
Black Mountain - Defector/IV
James Brown - Funky Drummer/In the Jungle Groove
Public Enemy - She Watch Channel Zero?!/It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Hour 2: 1992
Pavement - Perfume-V/Slanted and Enchanted
Sugar - A Good Idea/Copper Blue
Sloan - Underwhelmed/Smeared
The Black Crowes - Black Moon Creeping/The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
The Tragically Hip - Looking for a Place to Happen/Fully Completely
Buffalo Tom - Porchlight/Let Me Come Over
Alice in Chains - Right Turn/Sap
R.E.M. - Monty Got a Raw Deal/Automatic for the People
Rollins Band - Tearing/The End of Silence
Rage Against the Machine - Bombtrack/Rage Against the Machine
Beastie Boys - Pass the Mic/Check Your Head
Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism/Dirty
Faith No More - Midlife Crisis/Angel Dust
The Afghan Whigs - Miles Iz Ded/Congregation




Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 457: Reboot, Reuse, Recycle

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
- Docudramas like The People Vs. OJ Simpson are doing well
- Reboot of 24 sans Jack Bauer
- Why would you remake a perfect movie?
- Flip the concept
- Matt's book idea
- Need to reward original stories
- Pixar's doing great work
- The Marvel series on Netflix have been good
- Experimental episodes can be fun
- So much TV to watch now
- Luke Cage broke new ground
- Watching foreign shows and running out of episodes
- Remaking European shows for American TV
- Matt needs to watch Terriers and Justified
- The greatness of Walton Goggins
- Shows that are difficult to watch

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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, 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