Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Proton Set

I got the opportunity again today to dj at dublab for their "live proton drive." Frosty has sustained dublab for 7 years and if you can, please go to the website and make any kind of donation to help support this rad station.

I started with a theme (of sad songs) but realized that f-it, I'm just going to wing it and see where it goes.

1. California '99 - California Fairy Tale - 1-sided white label 7" single

Don't know much but thought it would be a good intro song to my set with all the Southern California references of disaster. It's a 1971 version of what California is supposed to be like in 2003.

2. Bruce Johnston - I Write the Songs - Going Public LP

For the longest time, I thought this song was written by Barry Manilow but Husband just got this a few weeks ago, and damm, Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys wrote it! But props to Barry...

3. The Action - Since I Lost My Baby - 7" single

The Temptations popularized this song but this version is a mod soul classic. Wish I could remember how to play it as we used to do a cover of this song in my band.

4. David Hemmings - Backstreet Mirror - Happens LP

He was an English actor, most famous for starring in "Blow Up." Written by Gene Clark and backed up by most of The Byrds. He was a good looking dude.

5. Gene Clark - The Virgin - White Light LP

My friend, Jacknife, looks like Gene Clark.

6. Royal Trux - Stop - Veterans of Disorder LP

My favorite Royal Trux song.

7. Comet Gain - You Can Hide Your Love Forever - 7" single

David Charlie Feck and Co. do a play on words with a classic Orange Juice title, "You Can't Hide Your Love Forever."

8. Heavenly - P.U.N.K. Girl - 7" single

One of the quintessential twee pop bands during the Sarah era.

9. Eggs - A Pit with Spikes - Teenbeat 96 Exploder LP

One of the quintessential East Coast indie bands of the early '90s pop bands. I love almost everything Teenbeat.

10. Adem - Everything You Need/Statued - Everything You Need/Statued - 7" single

Released on Rough Trade Shop's For-Us 7" label, this is the first thing I ever heard from this man, and wow, did I love it right away. Kind of an English freak-folker.

11. Cat Stevens - Kitty - 7" single

People know his hippie stuff; this is one from his mod days. I hear Yusuf has a new record out.

12. Goons of Doom - Bikey Zombie - The Story Of Dead Barbie And Ghost LP

Ozzie is a famous surfer/artist from Australia who while making a surfing video, "Wasted Youth," decided to get some instruments with his pals and pretended like they were a cool band. They had fun so they decided to learn how to play the instruments and played their first gig a week later. One of my favorite bands, so much fun live.

13. Flying Saucer Attack - Outdoor Miner - 7" single

A Wire cover song, FSA was one of the best experimental indie rock bands from the 90s. Husband likes them. I played this for him.

14. Television Personalities - A Mod Before You Was A Mod (Easy Mix) - 7" single

Different version than what appears on the album of the same name. One of the best song titles ever.

15. Gal Costa - Mae - Agua Viva LP

One of her more rockin' songs.

16. Antônio Carlos Jobim - Off Key - A Certain Mister LP

Brazilian music slips me into chill mode.

17. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - I Called you Back - The Letting Go LP

His brand new record. Great as ever.

18. Townes Van Zandt - Flyin' Shoes - s/t

You should definitely check out the documentary on his life, "Be Here to Love Me."

19. Six Organs of Admittance - Torn by Wolves - The Sun Awakens LP

Ben Chasny, also of Comets on Fire, this is his mellow side. This song reminds me a bit of early Felt.

20. ZWOL - Southern Part of France

He brought "Sexy Back" back in 1978. Take that JT.

21. R. Kelly - Feelin' On Yo Booty-Hypnosis Mix f/ Youngbloodz Lyrics - 12" single

I love all things R. Kelly, esp. the remixes. C'mon, "Feeling on Yo Booty"? Who else is going to write that?

22 - 25. The Summer Hits Group - Sweet Vacuum Cleaner, Aint' No Grease Allowed, Bad Flash and Hot Skin - 12" single

On their final release, they broke away from the lo-fi pysch they had been doing and went for a dance direction. They even enlisted an amateur rapper from South Central that Husband met at a downtown parking garage. The only pay he required was a bottle of congac but Tartarex brought Alize instead.