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    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2010 edited
    So what are you listening to right now?

    I'm writing this Sunday night to post Monday. I am again listening to nothing but Vangelis. Do not judge me.
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2010
    i've started work at a cafe, so it's been nothing but the Shins and Brightblack Morning Light on repeat for the past five days.
    so i made this last night.
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    I'm listening to a mixture of Plaid/ Black Dog, and Akira Yamaoka, unfortunately, I'm using Youtube as a stereo
    • CommentAuthorabkosher
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2010 edited
    I just bought some great gospel records by the Pilgrim Travelers, the Highway QC's and the Zion Travelers. I also bought some great CD's from : this great 60's Indonesian girl group called Dara Puspita, the second Wooden Shjps singles comp & the final album by Racoo-oo-oon. Wicked.

    Just started this puppy too: and its sister Facebook page.
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2010
    It's an odd day.

    David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
    John Cale - Fragments Of A Rainy Season
    The Lawrence Arms Apathy and Exhaustion
    Brian Eno - Another Green World
    Television - Adventure
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2010
    at home it's WEEP - "Never Ever" and Smashing Pumpkins "Mellon Collie" ...that's the only stuff that can get me to draw lately.
    Maybe a little bit of MCR "Black Parade is Dead." I tend to dig that one over the regular album one since it's live and more in the moment and doesn't have that over-produced sound.

    playing in the car: NIN - "And All That Could Have Been. Trent, plz get me through this week!
      CommentAuthorJohn Skylar
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2010 edited
    Been having a bit of fun with this station out of Black Rock City.
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    Maybe a little bit of MCR "Black Parade is Dead." I tend to dig that one over the regular album one since it's live and more in the moment and doesn't have that over-produced sound.

    i dunno, i actually like the studio version much more: it sounds polished because it is. im all for rawer recordings of stuff, and live recordings are great if they are raw, but that live lp is actually produced and pretty slick. plus it has all of the teenage girl screams and gerards super generic between song banter...i love gerard way but its so cheesy to hear him talk on stage. "we love you mexico!" "mexico-are you ready?!" etc etc.

    even more of a letdown was the footage of the charity show on the dvd. i wanted to see a crazy rowdy show in a 300 person room...instead the entire crowd stands still and looks bored. the Life On The Murder Scene footage is way better to me. my favorite is the footage of them on youtube from HellFest back when they were playing with diy bands. kids diving off of G Way and two stepping in the pit always makes me smile
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2010
    Haha, your right, Those banshees in the crowd gets tiresome. I do get more energy from the live versions of "Mama" and "Sleep" when G. Way let's out some some syrys screams whereas they are kinda just there on the studio version.
    Still waiting on the new album, damn it. They've come a long way since Bullets. I've never seen them live but now I don't know, I have a feeling when they tour they're gonna be in the Staples Center rather than my kind of rock venue :[
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    i saw them play a 900 person room two years ago and it was fantastic and crazy. i hatehatehate big shows, but i also saw the full BLACK PARADE experience in a 15000 person arena and it was still pretty great. after the last time i saw them though, i probably will never bother again. their crowd is a very different demographic (ie kids, non show goers who get mad if they get touched in a general admission floor, old people, bros etc etc) than i want to see a show with and it kinda blows.

    i would like to say that they are my favorite pop group of all time...and i would also like to say that im terrified of this new record coming out and being crappy. new album is finished and awaiting release date right now.
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2010
    Just downloaded and donated to Edinburgh Electronic Musician KROWNE. Listening to it constantly. Orders from Mars is the E.P., available for free download /here

    Great stuff and quite a nice guy, if you are interested you can read my interview/here
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    At Home:
    Lots of Efterklang reissues, new One Ring Zero, new Brad Laner CD, and several (mostly new to me) releases by The Books... And right now a Tuatara release (Cinemathique) I forgot existed (and that I owned).

    On the air:

    Smoke & Mirrors
    KEUL - FM 88.9 Girdwood, AK
    FM 105.3 Hope, AK
    Sundays, 7-10pm
    Presented by The Centipede Foundation - Applied & Implied Art Since 1976

    Aug 29, 2010

    Lumin- Izgrala
    Christian Prommer - High Noon

    Uakti - Paru River
    Tin Hat Trio - Esperanto
    Prester John - Plain Of Jars
    Eyvind Kang - (If I sing a song) so good it
    Rinde Eckert - One of Those Mysteries
    Ale Moller - Heaven & Earth

    Tom Cora - Straylight
    Alec K Redfearn & The Eyesores - Blue On White
    3 Mustaphas 3 - A Night Off Beirut
    Les Triaboliques - Ledmo
    Tom Waits - How's It Gonna End?

    Efterklang - Himmelbjerget
    The Books - A true story of a story of true love
    Robert Wyatt - Solar Flares
    One Ring Zero - Neptune
    Brad Laner - Magnolia Doubles
    Ratatat - Mumtaz Khan
    Brian Eno - Cindy Tells Me

    The Books - Be good to them always
    Pickadelic - Burn Mamacita
    Ojos de Brujo - Quien engana no gana
    Aterciopelados - Esmeralda
    Tuatara - Action Thriller
    Budos Band - Black Venom
    Ginger Baker - Mektoub

    African Head Charge - The Big Country
    Jah Wobble & The Invaders Of The Heart - Saravane
    Shang Shang Typhoon - Hi Hi Hi
    Dengue Fever - Sui Bong
    Talvin Singh - Butterfly

    Bjork - Joga
    Wimme - Havana
    Legendary Pink Dots - A Space Between
    Brian Eno/J Peter Schwalm - Rising Dust
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2010
    Tub Ring's new album, Secret Handshakes, comes out tomorrow, but we got it early. It is so very different from every other album they've released, though I am warming up to it quickly.
    • CommentAuthorbweathers
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2010
    I've been digging Fitz and the Tantrums the past two weeks. KCRW has their whole album up for free here.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2010
    Lots of Washington DC techno/house from the late 90's, mostly from Sharam and Dubfire/Yoshitoshi labels. I have no idea why, but it sounds really good on a crappy hot night.
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    This week will be devoted to Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty.
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2010
    this week loads of four tet and telefon tel aviv: break up music.
    • CommentAuthorbweathers
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2010
    @Mercer that album is awesome. I'm a life long outkast fan and I was so happy to see Big Boi step out on his own. That album's very, very solid.
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2010
    I saw them live at the DNA Lounge at the 8 bit SF show. It was pretty awesome , and all the other artists were pretty good.
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    @bweathers -
    Ah, KCRW... the good old days...
    (I was on the air there for about 10 years long ago...)