Friday, March 31, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #170: March 31, 2017

Thieves have been around as long as man has had stuff to steal. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about stealing in hour 2. There was a lot to choose from.



You're Mr. Playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Top Down - The Tunnel/Rough Roads
Spoon - Do I Have to Talk You Into It/Hot Thoughts
Baked - A.A./Farnham
Chastity Belt - Different Now/I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone
Rose Elinor Dougall - Colour of Water/Stellular
Los Campesinos! - Here's to the Fourth Time!/Sick Scenes
Spiral Stairs - Dundee Man/Doris and the Daggers
Cloud Nothings - Darkened Rings/Life Without Sound
Snowball II - Anais & Me/Flashes of Quincy
The So So Glos - Missionary/Kamikaze
Japandroids - Arc of Bar/Near the Wild Heart of Life
Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell/Pulp Fiction soundtrack
AC/DC - School Days/T.N.T. (Australia)
The Faces - You're So Rude/A Nod is as Good as a Wink...to a Blind Horse

Hour 2: Stealing
Cheap Trick - Taxman, Mr. Thief/Cheap Trick
Ozzy Osbourne - Steal Away (The Night)/Blizzard of Ozz
Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing/Ritual de lo Habitual
Drive-By Truckers - Buford Stick (Legend of Sheriff Buford Pusser)/The Dirty South
The Pink Mountaintops - Cold Criminals/Axis of Evol
The Twilight Singers - She Was Stolen/Dynamite Steps
Radiohead - Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief/A Moon Shaped Pool
Run the Jewels - Lie, Cheat, Steal/Run the Jewels 2
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas - Sorry I Stole Your Man/Secret Evil
Nadine Shah - Stealing Cars/Fast Food
Superchunk - Package Thief/On the Mouth
Johnny Foreigner - Criminals/Grace and the Bigger Picture
Wand - Stolen Footsteps/1000 Days
The Rare Breed - Beg, Borrow and Steal/Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968
Iggy Pop and James Williamson - No Sense of Crime/Kill City
Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers - Pirate Love/L.A.M.F. - the lost '77 tapes


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 461: Reeling in the Years, 1991 (Part 3)

Part 3 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1991. Listen to the episode below or download directly.
 

Show notes:
- Check out Brian's podcast Input/Output
- Brian's #3
- The final Pixies album with original lineup
- Jay's #2
- Do we need to hear Nevermind again?
- Symbolically historic
- Raw vs. polished
- Brian's #2
- Tribe Called Quest brought a serious jazz feel to their sound
- Focused on the groove, not samples
- Jay's #1
- Matthew Sweet swings for the fences
- Sick guitar work from Lloyd and Quine
- Susanna Hoffs doesn't age
- Brian's #1
- Mike Mills gets his due
- Peter Buck's mandolin phase
- Still plenty of great records we didn't discuss
- The Costello-McCartney experiment
- School of Fish had the song of the summer of '91
- What's next?
- The early '90s were chock full of good stuff

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.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 460: Reeling in the Years, 1991 (Part 2)

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1991. Listen to the episode below or download directly.
 

Show notes:
- Check out Brian's podcast Input/Output
- Albums that didn't make our top 5 of '91
- Brian: Feelies, Slint, Prince
- Skipping a Prince show
- Jay: Mudhoney, Pearl Jam, Screaming Trees, Temple of the Dog
- Brian: Firehose, De La Soul, Cohen tribute, Jonathan Richman
- No more "Hallelujah" covers, please
- Tribute albums were big in the '90s
- Jay: Tragically Hip, Dinosaur Jr., Fishbone, Nation of Ulysses, Swervedriver
- Jay's #5
- Soundgarden's game-changer
- Brian's #5
- Primus makes its mark
- Jay's #4
- The best Smashing Pumpkins album
- Corgan's off the rails now
- Brian's #4
- Ween's weirdest record
- Jay's #3
- Teenage Fanclub went from unknowns in the U.S. to indie darlings
- 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, March 17, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #169: March 17, 2017

Some call St. Patrick's Day a glorious celebration, others call it amateur hour. Today on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs for St. Patty's in hour 2. Odes to (and laments about) drinking, partying and similar activities. Cheers!



The beer-soaked playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
The Afghan Whigs - Demon in Profile/In Spades
The Bad Signs - Such a Fucked Up Thing/Single
The Districts -  Ordinary Day/Single
Jay Som - 1 Billion Dogs/Everybody Works
The Shins - Cherry Hearts/Heartworms
The Radio Dept. - Swedish Guns/Running Out of Love
Miami - The City That Never Sleeps/Split
The History of Colour TV - Everything That Stood Still/Something Like Eternity
Imaginary People - Mr. Hesitance/October Alice
Los Campesinos! - Renato Dall'Ara/Sick Scenes
Crying - Patriot/Beyond the Fleeting Gales
Filthy Friends - Love in the Time of Resistance/Battle Hymns
Ty Segall - Freedom/Ty Segall
Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel - When the Morning Greets You With a Smile/When the Morning Greets You With a Smile
Thin Lips - I Wonder/Riff Hard
Diarrhea Planet - Let It Out/Turn to Gold

Hour 2: St. Patty's Day
Pulp - Party Hard/This is Hardcore
The Hold Steady - Party Pit/Boys and Girls in America
Minutemen - Maybe Partying Will Help/Double Nickels on the Dime
Moe Berg - Drunk Again/Summer's Over
Ladyhawk - Drunk Eyes/Ladyhawk 
Sonic Youth - Drunken Butterfly/Dirty
LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls/This is Happening
Diamond Rugs - Gimme a Beer/Diamond Rugs
The Capitol Years - Giant Drunks/Let Them Drink
Beck - Beercan/Mellow Gold
Against Me! - Drinking With the Jocks/Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Husker Du - Whatcha Drinkin'/New Day Rising
Black Flag - Drinking and Driving/In My Head
Vanity - The King Drinks/Vain in Life
Electric Six - Gay Bar/Fire
Mick Farren - Half Price Drinks/Vampires Stole My Lunch Money
Arctic Monkeys - No. 1 Party Anthem/AM
A.C. Newman - Drink to Me Babe Then/The Slow Wonder

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 459: Reeling in the Years, 1991 (Part 1)

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1991. Listen to the episode below or download directly.
 

Show notes:
- Check out Brian's podcast Input/Output
- Wrapping up our look at the music of the years 1980-1999
- 1991 really kicked off the '90s musically
- Brian was 9, Jay was 23
- Alt-rock took off in '91
- Big year for Metallica
- Plenty of pop and one-hit wonders
- Bryan Adams and Color Me Badd had strong years
- Big efforts from A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, NWA and Public Enemy
- Styx had a song land in the top 100 singles
- Rock radio was still rooted in classic rock
- Billboard switched to Soundscan charts
- Freddie Mercury died on same day as Eric Carr of KISS
- Van Halen's slide into irrelevancy
- Since '91, VH has released three albums with three different singers
- Red Hot Chili Peppers hit their peak
- Albums Jay liked in '91: RHCP, Live, Spin Doctors
- Quintessential '90s tunes
- Talking Heads officially split
- 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, March 10, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #168: March 10, 2017

Nerds have traditionally been the target of mockery and derision, but let's face it, they're some of the most influential people in the world nowadays. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I pay tribute to nerds (and geeks, dorks, etc.) in hour 2. Think twice about who you pick on, kids. They might be your boss someday.



The eminently dorky playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Priests - Nothing Feels Natural/Nothing Feels Natural
Spiral Stairs - Doris and the Daggers/Doris and the Daggers
The Courtneys - Silver Velvet/The Courtneys II
Cory Hanson - Replica/The Unborn Capitalist from Limbo
John Wesley Coleman III - Hang Tight/Microwave Dreams
Spaceface - Sun Kids/Sun Kids
Earth Girls - Say Goodnight/Wanderlust
Divisionists - The First Casualty/Daybreak
The History of Colour TV - As Gray as Park Can Be/Something Like Eternity
Imaginary People - Snapshot/October Alice
Siamese - Goldmind/The Mesmerist
John Andrews and the Yawns - Homesick in Heaven/Bad Posture
Los Campesinos! - 5 Flucloxacillin/Sick Scenes
Baked - Midnight Junkie/Farnham
Cloud Nothings - Things Are Right With You/Life Without Sound

Hour 2: Nerds
Art Brut - DC Comics and Chocolate Milkshake/Art Brut vs. Satan
Ben Folds - Rockin' the Suburbs/Rockin' the Suburbs
The Feelies - The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness/Crazy Rhythms
David Bowie - Kooks/Hunky Dory
Thom Yorke - Harrowdown Hill/The Eraser
Smashing Pumpkins - Geek USA/Siamese Dream
Frank Black - Men in Black/The Cult of Ray
Oingo Boingo - Weird Science/Dead Man's Party
Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science/The Golden Age of Wireless
They Might Be Giants - Istanbul (Not Constantinople)/Flood Live in Australia
Rush - Subdivisions/Signals
The Dears - You and I are a Gang of Losers/Gang of Losers
Weezer - In the Garage/Weezer


Friday, March 03, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #167: March 3, 2017

Everybody likes games. Whether it's sports, leisure or games of the mind, we're constantly involved in games. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about games in hour 2.



The old-time playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Playlist
Baked - Wolf/Farnham
Spoon - Can I Sit Next to You/Hot Thoughts
The New Pornographers - This is the World of the Theatre/Whiteout Conditions
Los Campesinos! - I Broke Up in Amarante/Sick Scenes
No Joy - Hellhole/Creep
Spiral Stairs - No Comparison/Doris and the Daggers
Diet Cig - Tummy Ache/Swear I'm Good at This
Hiccup - Teasin'/Imaginary Enemies
John Andrews and the Yawns - Drivers/Bad Posture
Divisionists - Say Can You/Daybreak
Joel Gion - Tomorrow/Single
Weirdo Machine - Something Inside/Eagle
Ty Segall - Take Care (to Comb Your Hair)/Ty Segall
Japandroids - I'm Sorry (for Not Finding You Sooner)/Near to the Wild Heart of Life
Run the Jewels - Don't Get Captured/RTJ3
AJJ - Terrifyer/The Bible 2
The Peep Tempel - Don't Race/Joy

Hour 2: Games
David Bowie - It's No Game/Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
XTC - Complicated Game/Drums and Wires
Camper Van Beethoven - Take the Skinheads Bowling/Telephone Free Landslide Victory
Julian Plenti - Games for Days/Julian Plenti is...Skyscraper
Beastie Boys - Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (feat. Santigold)/Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers - Game Seven/Bustin' Loose
Husker Du - Games/Flip Your Wig
The Redwalls - Game of Love/The Redwalls
Petty Morals - Just a Game/Keep Safe Boston 2014 for Planned Parenthood
Redd Kross - Choose to Play/Researching the Blues
The Clash - The Card Cheat/London Calling
Motorhead - Ace of Spades/Ace of Spades
The Zambonis feat. James Kochalka Superstar - Hockey Monkey/More Songs About Hockey...And Buildings and Food
Superchunk - Winter Games/Majesty Shredding
Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers/Melt



Thursday, March 02, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 458: Binge Worthy

This week, I've got an installment of Driving With Kumar, in which I discuss the endless amount of entertainment content available to consume. Listen to the episode below or download directly.
 

Show notes:
- Driving to work
- The joys of binge-watching TV
- So much to watch, so little time
- Book reading has suffered
- No time for comics
- Tons of music available to listen to whenever you want
- More music released now than ever before
- Listen to podcasts throughout the day
- Again, a ton of podcast content to choose from
- Recently cranked through 22 episodes of U Talkin' U2 to Me
- Rarely watch shows live
- Went to all-streaming setup for TV
- Never go to the movies anymore
- Glut of content calls for better time management
- It's an on-demand world
- Plenty of shows I've never seen
- It's all about portion control

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.