Friday, April 28, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #174: April 28, 2017

Life's full of choices, and they can't all be good ones. You're bound to have some regrets. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about regrets in hour 2. Sometimes we all need to be as regret-free as Nic Cage.

The relatively restrained playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
White Reaper - The World's Best American Band/The World's Best American Band
Filthy Friends - Any Kind of Crowd/Single
The New Pornographers - Juke/Whiteout Conditions
Mastodon - Show Yourself/Emperor of Sand
Boss Hog - Elevator/Brood X
The Afghan Whigs - Arabian Heights/In Spades
Crooked Bangs - Rabbit Hole/II
Brother Ali - Pen to Paper/All the Beauty in This Whole Life
Run the Jewels - Oh Mama/RTJ3
The Feelies - Been Replaced/In Between
Trementina - Please Let's Go Away/810
Posse - Kismet/Kismet
Christian Fitness - Bruce Hated Puppies/Slap Bass Hunks
Shellac - Steady As She Goes/Live in Pawtucket, RI 10/21/16
Dead Moon - 54-40 or Fight/Killing Me/What a Way to See the Old Girl Go

Hour 2: Regrets
St. Vincent - Regret/St. Vincent
The Afghan Whigs - Regret/Black Love 20th Anniversary Reissue
...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Mistakes and Regrets/Madonna
King Khan and the Shrines - No Regrets/The Supreme Genius of King Khan and the Shrines
Jay-Z - Regrets/Reasonable Doubt
Living Colour - Regrets/Who Shot Ya
Lump - Regret It/Live on Pipeline! 3/2/93
The Fags - Mistake/Light 'Em Up
Urge Overkill - The Mistake/Exit the Dragon
Joy Division - The Only Mistake/Still
The Buzzcocks - Oh Shit!/Singles Going Steady
The Ramones - Listen to My Heart/Ramones
Mike Doughty - Mr. Bitterness/Circles Super Bon Bon Sleepless...
Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over/Grace
Redd Kross - I Don't Know How to Be Your Friend/Third Eye
Nirvana - All Apologies/MTV Unplugged in New York 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #173: April 21, 2017

There's no right way to write a song. Although most rock songs utilize the familiar verse/chorus/verse structure, there's nothing that says you have to have a chorus to have a good song. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs without choruses in hour 2.

This playlist loves you all:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Gothic Tropic - Stronger/Fast or Feast
Froth - Romance Distractions/Outside (briefly)
Woods - Love is Love/Love is Love
The New Pornographers - Colosseums/Whiteout Conditions
Los Campesinos! - For Whom the Belly Tolls/Sick Scenes
The Wedding Present - Bear/Going, Going...
Boss Hog - Billy/Brood X
Top Down - Primitive and Raw/Rough Roads
Snowball II - Sear 'Em!/Flashes of Quincy
Sinai Vessel - Looseleaf/Brokenlegged
The Proper Ornaments - Cremated (Blown Away)/Foxhole
Bash & Pop - Never Wanted to Know/Anything Could Happen
Baked - I Win/Farnham
Divisionists - All Fall Down/Daybreak
Stove - James and the Giant Moth/Is the Meat That Fell Out

Hour 2: Chorus-free
Joy Division - Atmosphere/Substance
Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr./Come On Feel the Illinoise
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea/In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Radiohead - Videotape/In Rainbows
Violent Femmes - Country Death Song/Hallowed Ground
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath/Black Sabbath
The Black Keys - Countdown/The Big Come Up
The White Stripes - Hand Springs/Single
Led Zeppelin - Travelling Riverside Blues/Led Zeppelin box set
Drive-By Truckers - Lookout Mountain/The Dirty South
The Tragically Hip - Nautical Disaster/Day for Night
Queens of the Stone Age - Suture Up Your Future/Era Vulgaris
The Afghan Whigs - My Curse/Gentlemen

Friday, April 14, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #172: April 14, 2017

Let's face it, the music industry is very English-centric. Many artists tend to sing in English even if it's not their native tongue. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs with foreign lyrics in hour 2. What a country!

In Soviet Russia, playlist listens to YOU!

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Ride - Charm Assault/Weather Diaries
Froth - Passing Thing/Outside (briefly)
Sinai Vessel - Ramekin/Brokenlegged
Pile - Hissing for Peace/A Hairshirt of Purpose
Growl - Had You Stayed/Won't You
PWR BTTM - Big Beautiful Day/Pageant
Spoon - Shotgun/Hot Thoughts
The New Pornographers - Darling Shade/Whiteout Conditions
The Feelies - Flag Days/In Between
Boss Hog - Ground Control/Brood X
Top Down - She's Gone/Rough Roads
At the Drive-In - Governed by Contagions/inter-alia
Imaginary People - Whisper to Stop/October Alice
The History of Colour TV - Broken Trip/Something Like Eternity
People Flavor - Shake Well/Single
Happyness - Falling Down/Write In

Hour 2: Foreign lyrics
Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi/An 1
The Feelies - Fa Ce La/Crazy Rhythms
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer/Talking Heads '77
Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers/Melt
The Clash - Spanish Bombs/London Calling
Pixies - Debaser/Doolittle
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (single version)/Autobahn
The Dirtbombs - La Fin Du Monde/We Have You Surrounded
The Faces - Ooh La La/Ooh La La
Chris Whitley - Loco Girl/Dirt Floor
Frank Black - Ole Mulholland/Teenager of the Year
April Wine - Just Between You and Me/Nature of the Beast
The Twilight Singers - Esta Noche/Blackberry Belle
The Afghan Whigs - Citi Soleil/1965
Cornershop - Brimful of Asha/When I Was Born for the 7th Time

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #171: April 7, 2017

Nostalgia can be overdone at times, but there's nothing wrong with looking back from time to time. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs from 1987 in hour 2. It was an interesting year, with the burgeoning indie/college rock scene, hard rock in its prime and hip hop about to become a major force. And you still had mulleted hunks with phones the size of your head ready to solve any problem with a paper clip and a wad of gum.

The business-in-the-front, party-in-the-back playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Boss Hog - Shh Shh Shh/Brood X
Pile - Hairshirt/A Hairshirt of Purpose
At the Drive-In - Incurably Innocent/inter-alia
The New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions/Whiteout Conditions
Top Down - Gimme Your Luv/Rough Roads
Froth - New Machine/Outside (briefly)
The Feelies - Gone, Gone, Gone/In Between
Spoon - WhisperI'lllistentohearit/Hot Thoughts
The Mells - McAllister/single
Monster Movie - Keep the Voices Distant/Keep the Voices Distant
Spiral Stairs - Emoshuns/Doris and the Daggers
Fufanu - Sports/Sports
T. Rex - Telegram Sam/The Slider
Hard Skin - Council Estate/On the Balls
Unwound - Arboretum/New Plastic Ideas

Hour 2: 1987
The Replacements - Alex Chilton/Pleased to Meet Me
Dinosaur Jr. - In a Jar/You're Living All Over Me
Pixies - Nimrod's Son/Come On Pilgrim
R.E.M. - Welcome to the Occupation/Document
Midnight Oil - Dream World/Diesel and Dust
U2 - Bullet the Blue Sky/The Joshua Tree
Jane's Addiction - Whores/Jane's Addiction
The Cult - Outlaw/Electric
Guns N' Roses - Nightrain/Appetite for Destruction
Glenn Danzig and the Power and Fury Orchestra - You & Me (Less Than Zero)/Less Than Zero soundtrack
X - 4th of July/See How We Are
Echo & the Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar/Echo & the Bunnymen
Terence Trent D'Arby - Dance Little Sister/Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
Eric B. & Rakim - I Ain't No Joke/Paid in Full
Prince - Sign O' the Times/Sign O' the Times


Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 462: World Wide Ebb

This week, it's my conversation with guest Christian Douglass as we discuss what life would be like without the Internet. Listen to the episode below or download directly.

Show notes:
-  Recorded on the road in a snowstorm
- What if the Internet went away?
- Back to mid-'90s technology
- We'd have to talk to each other
- Generational dip
- The Lou Grant Revolt
- We'd lost a lot of conveniences
- The kids and the promposals
- People are constantly glued to their phones
- #oldmanrant
- We need the Internet
- Social media has replaced a lot of actual human interaction
- Phantom thumb
- TV and radio would be more important
- Making conclusions based on just the headline
- Library book etiquette
- The drive home
- Things could get bad
- Economy would tank
- Overcoming the dependency
- Not necessarily life or death
- Instant info gratification
- Are we ready to get primal?
- Taking a timeout
- Addictive by design
- Kids would have a tough time

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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.