Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Don Van Vliet 1941-2010

Have Yourself A Meaty Little Christmas

I tried to put together as much cheesy Christmas music as I could this year, with a little help from the Salvation Army, Jim Baker and his Christmas slide guitar, and the Aqua Teen Hunger Force gang. I found their Christmas album last year post holiday and never even opened it up. This year it got a workout. It is a hilarious album that is sure to become an Embrace the Sound holiday tradition.

December 19, 2010

Feliz Navidad -- Los Straitjackets -- 2002 Tis the Season for...
Santa Left A Booger In My Stocking -- Aqua Teen Hunger Force -- 2009 Have Yourself A Meaty Little Xmas
Walkin' In A Winter Wonder Land -- Jim Baker -- 1975 A Steel Guitar Xmas
Hark! The Herald Angel Rap -- ATHF -- 2009 HYAMLX
White Xmas -- Bing Crosby
Twas The Night Before Jesus -- ATHF -- 2009 HYAMLX
Blue Xmas -- The Ventures Xmas Album
Indian Giver -- Squirrel Nut Zippers -- 1998 Xmas Caravan
Frosty the Red Nosed Snowman -- ATHF -- 2009 HYAMLX
I'll Be Home For Xmas -- ATHF -- 2009 HYAMLX
My Favorite Things -- Kenny Rogers -- 1981 A Kenny Rogers Xmas
Here Comes Santa Claus -- Vic Jordan -- 1975 A Banjo Xmas
The Little Drum Machine Boy -- ATHF -- 2009 HYAMLX
Snow Flakes -- The Ventures Xmas Album
Hot Xmas -- Squirrel Nut Zippers -- 1998 Xmas Caravan
All I Want For Xmas Is My One Front Tooth -- ATHF -- 2009 HYAMLX
Oh Holy ToNight -- ATHF -- 2009 HYAMLX
Xmas In My Hometown -- Randy Charles & Jim Baker -- 1974 Xmas Harmonica in Nashville
Jingle Bells Deep -- ATHF -- 2009 HYAMLX
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town -- The Ventures Xmas Album

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Playlist December 12, 2010

December 12, 2010

Ticket To Ride -- The Beatles -- 1965 Help!
Hot Lanta -- The Allman Brothers Band -- 1971 At Fillmore East
Mind Your Own Business -- Hank Williams
Sing It Again -- Beck -- 1998 Mutations
Slow Dancing -- Lucero -- 2002 Tennessee
Life on Mars? -- Seu Jorge -- 2005 The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions
There There -- Radiohead -- 2003 Hail to the Thief
No Deal -- Townes Van Zandt -- 1972 High Low and In between
She Came and She Touched Me -- Townes Van Zandt -- 1977 Live at the Old Quarter Houston, TX 1973
Delta Momma Blues -- Townes Van Zandt -- 1971 Delta Momma Blues
There'll Be No Second Time -- Sam Cooke
Smokefinger -- Drag the River -- 2002 Closed
Perfect Day -- Lou Reed -- 1972 Transformer
Bridge Over Troubled Water -- Johnny Cash w/ Fiona Apple -- 2002 American IV: When The Man Comes Around

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christ you know it ain't easy...

10/9/1940 - 8/8/1980

Go Go Boots

I let Tom Moon know about the new Drive-By Truckers album coming out in February. Tom "Love Love Love the Drive-By Truckers", yet I see he has omitted them from his list of 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die.

I imagine they will get there... This album is going to be hot, and the tour to follow will be no snowball.

December 5, 2010

Cobwebs and Strange -- The Who -- A Quick One
Worm Tamer -- Grinderman -- 2010 Grinderman 2
Trimmed & Burning -- Built to Spill -- 2001 Ancient Melodies of the Future
See Fernando -- Jenny Lewis -- 2008 Acid Tongue
The Thanksgiving Filter -- Drive-By Truckers -- 2010 The Thanksgiving Filter 10"
Revolution Blues -- Neil Young -- 1974 On The Beach
Used To Be A Cop -- Drive-By Truckers -- 2010 The Thanksgiving Filter 10"
Poor Bird -- Vampire Hands
This Ain't No Picnic -- Minutemen -- 1984 Double Nickels on the Dime
Elevate Me Later -- Pavement -- Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
That Much Further West -- Lucero -- 2003 That Much Further West
Past in Present -- Feist -- 2007 The Reminder
Leavin' in the Morning >> Tired & Fired -- Drag the River -- 2006 Esta Loco

outro: Mountain Air -- Pat Donohue

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Metric Alphabet

Special guests, special features, and a new way of speaking. Ms. Michelle Roche of Mankato's "That's What She Said" and "Mankato Symphony Orchestra" stopped by to play some music that, as she put it, "doesn't suck" and get a grip on what we behold at KMSU. Thanks for coming on the show and making me dinner!

Check out TWSS on facebook or at an open mic near you, Mankato.

Also, be sure to read up on the metric alphabet. With renewed interest in Tron, its sure to be the next big thing.

November 28, 2010

Dude Drives A Chick Car -- Detroit -- 1990 A Brand New Testament
El Scorcho (Live at Reading Fest 1996) -- Weezer -- 2010 Pinkerton Deluxe
Do You Wanna Dance? -- Beach Boys
Jumping The Shark -- The Lawrence Arms -- Oh! Calcutta
Jumpers -- Sleater-Kinney -- 2005 The Woods
Thrift Store Coats -- The Corin Tucker Band -- 2010 1,000 Years
One Beat -- Sleater-Kinney -- One Beat
Eight Miles Out -- Ninja Gun -- 2008 Restless Rubes
Annie Waits -- Ben Folds -- Rockin' the Suburbs
Down Beat -- Goodnight Gold Dust
Made to Break -- Goodnight Gold Dust
Ex-Spectator -- Fugazi -- 2001 The Argument
Me & Joe Drove Out To California -- Drag the River -- 2006 Esta Loco

w/ Ms. Michelle Roche

November Playlists

Everyone needs a month off here and there...What happened in November? Two Cow Garage kicked some major butt at the Triple Rock, first snow fall, curling season began, my nephew turned 3, Grinderman at First Ave (what more can I say?), I am thankful for all these things, you and many more.

November 21, 2010

Guns on the Roof -- The Clash -- 1978 Give 'Em Enough Rope
I Can Get Us Out Of Here Tonight -- Lucero -- 2006 Rebels, Rogues and Sworn Brothers
Gigolo Aunt -- Syd Barrett -- 1970 Barrett
Legend of Leadbelly -- Rock Creek Jug Band
Dirt in the Ground -- Tom Waits -- 2009 Glitter and Doom
Tommy the Cat -- Primus -- 1991 Sailing the Seas of Cheese
All the Young Dudes -- The New Standards -- 2005 s/t
Because It's My Heart -- Drag the River -- 2010 2010 Demons
Thanx for the Ride -- Michael Nesmith & The First National Band -- 1970 Loose Salute
Rex's Blues -- Townes Van Zandt -- 1978 Flyin' Shoes
Venom Wearin' Denim -- Junior Brown -- 1996 Semi Crazy
Tarpit -- Dinosaur Jr. -- 1987 You're Living All Over Me
Love or Confusion -- The Jimi Hendrix Experience -- 1967 Are You Experienced?
Want -- Jawbreaker -- 1990 Unfun
outro: Whole Lotta You -- Pat Donohue


November 14, 2010

Celebrating Neil Young's 65th Birthday

Le Noise - 2010
-- Walk With Me
-- Sign Of Love
-- Someone's Gonna Rescue You
-- Love and War
-- Angry World
-- Hitchhiker
-- Peaceful Valley Boulevard
-- Rumblin'
The Needle and the Damage Done >> Words (Between The Lines Of Age) -- 1972 Harvest
Journey Through The Past -- 1973 Time Fades Away
New Momma -- 1975 Tonight's The Night
outro: Arc


November 7, 2010

Too Much Sex (Too Little Jesus) -- Drive-By Truckers -- 1999 Pizza Deliverance
I Would Hurt a Fly -- Built to Spill -- 1997 Perfect From Now On
Homeless Child -- Ben Harper -- 1997 The Will To Live
Howlin' at the Moon -- Hank Williams
On The Way Home -- Neil Young -- 2008 Live at Canterbury House 1968
Manitoba -- Tapes 'N Tapes -- 2006 The Loon
He's Smart -- Detroit -- 1990 A Brand New Testament
It's Always Summer -- The Corin Tucker Band -- 2010 1,000 Years
Blue Lips -- Regina Spektor -- 2009 Far
Mr. Gallo -- Cat Power -- 1995 Dear Sir
Bad Kreuznach -- Drag the River -- 2010 2010 Demons
Don't Think Twice -- Mike Ness -- 1999 Cheating at Solitaire
It's A War -- Trampled By Turtles -- 2010 Palomino
Radio -- The Hackensaw Boys -- 2007 Look Out!
Social Smoker -- The Takers -- 2009 Taker Easy

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November 5, 2010 Rock Rock Rock

Only 3 days left till, what I predict, will be the greatest show of 2010 in Minnesota! First there's the Evening Rig from Minneapolis...

They are still taking their 2009 album, "Is Doin' Stuff" to the masses. I saw this act in December of 2008 when they opened 2 nights for Lucero at the Triple Rock, great shows. I am excited as heck to see them again.

Next is this guy, Franz Nicolay

Franz is most famously known as the Multi-Instrumentalist for The Hold Steady. He has also played with World/Inferno Friendship Society, toured with Against Me!!, as well as 3 solo albums and tons of session work. I saw Franz's last show with the Hold Steady last November at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. It was a weird show: No Booze, No Jackets. I was very stunned when I heard about his departure from the Hold Steady, but not surprised. Franz is making awesome music these days and I'm not quite sure that is the same path the rest of that band is taking. I was trying for a short interview with Micah of Two Cow Garage:

Two Cow opened for the Hold Steady. Turns out the band had van problems and time ran short before the show. I ended up having a nice conversation with Shane about their label, Suburban Home Records, touring, favorite places to play and his picks for music. He brought me over to meet Micah who was so cool about everything.

$8. That's what will get you into the show. We'll see you there...

Still not sold? Click here to stream the entire Sweet Saint Me album for free, you can purchase a digital copy for however much you want.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Playlist 10-31-2010

Great show last night featuring tracks from the Misfits, Cramps, Deadbolt and the Horror Pops. It's a ton of fun to go live and talk to listeners. Thanks for calling in and keep the requests coming. Emails are accepted 24/7 at embracethesound@gmail.com

October 31, 2010

Night of the Living Dead -- Misfits
Billy's Dead -- Deadbolt
Zombie Dance -- The Cramps
The Boogie Monster -- Gnarls Barkley
Red Right Hand -- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Ghoul's Night Out -- Misfits
Halloween -- Dead Kennedys
Vampire Blues -- Neil Young
Roadside Cross -- Deadbolt
I Was a Teenage Werewolf -- The Cramps
Attacked By Monsters -- Meat Puppets
Skulls -- Misfits
It's A Creepy World -- Deadbolt
Walk Like A Zombie -- HorrorPops
Psycho Killer -- Talking Heads
Voodoo Curse -- Deadbolt
Voodoo Lady -- Ween
outro: Los Straitjackets -- Rockula

Monday, October 25, 2010

Playlist 10-24-2010

Coming up on October 30, not only do you have the opportunity to get the crap scared out of you at October's edition of Grind Fu Cinema, but there is also a special listner/viewer party of Neil Young's new album "Le Noise". KMSU is hosting a viewing party of Neil playing all the songs off of Le Noise live on stage. The DVD came directly from the record comapny in promotion of the album. This performance is not for sale, it's a great opportunity to see some live Neil with people who love it, and it's completely FREE! Stick around for Suspiria and Se7en on the big screen. Neil is at 2pm and Grind-Fu begins at 7pm. Check out the Shuffle Function blog for more details. We'll see you there.

October 24, 2010

The Way You Wear Your Head -- Nada Surf -- 2002 Let Go
Doubt -- The Corin Tucker Band -- 2010 1,000 Years
3 Dimes Down -- Drive-By Truckers -- 2009 Live at Austin City Limits
Prison Bound -- Social Distortion -- 1988 Prison Bound
What Dying is For -- Two Cow Garage -- 2010 Sweet Saint Me
Here's to the Loosers -- Drag the River -- 2010 2010 Demons
Sign of Love -- Neil Young -- 2010 Le Noise
Night Life -- John Doe and the Sadies -- 2009 Country Club
A Nickel for the Fiddler -- Guy Clark -- 1975 Old No. 1
White Freight Liner Blues -- Townes Van Zandt -- 1977 Live at the Old Quarter
Tell Me, Momma -- Bob Dylan -- The Legendary 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert
Fancy -- Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- 2006 Show Your Bones
She's A Little Randy -- Patterson Hood -- 2009 Murdering Oscar
Spit On A Stranger -- Pavement -- 1999 Terror Twilight

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Playlist 10-17-2010

Checking out Two Cow Garage at the Triple Rock in Minneapolis on November 5 will look like this picture, except darker and drunker. Sweet Saint Me is quickly becoming one of my favorite albums of 2010. The trade off in vocals between Micah and Shane is awesome, pick up a copy of the CD and a ticket to the show today!

October 17, 2010

Money -- Flaming Lips featuring Hanry Rollins -- 2009 Dark Side of the Moon
Embrace the Sound -- Drag the River -- Closed
Write Me Off -- Slobberbone -- 2002 Slippage
Goodbye Again -- Lucero -- 2009 1372 Overton Park
Dodging Invisible Rays -- Guided By Voices -- 1995 Tigerbomb EP
Brave Captain -- fIREHOSE -- 1986 Ragin' Full On
God Only Knows -- Beach Boys
Whatever Gets You Through the Night -- John Lennon
Day Tripper -- Otis Redding
Do You Like Me? -- Fugazi -- Red Medicine
Lydia -- Two Cow Garage -- 2010 Sweet Saint Me
All the Stars -- Evening Rig -- 2007 Never Been'er
Brandy Alexander -- Feist -- 2007 The Reminder
Roadside Cross -- Deadbolt -- 1999 Voodoo Trucker
Only You and Your Eyes -- The Sadies -- 2004 Favourite Colours
outro: Yesterday -- The Ventures

Sunday, October 17, 2010

2010 Demons

Drag the River is warming up for a new release in 2011. They have released 10 demos that Chad Price & Jon Snodgrass have recorded. Check out the tunes before they get to the full band.

Will this mean a full band tour for Drag the River? fingers crossed on Triple Rock.


Friday, October 15, 2010

Pledge Drive Radio

Pledge you support for great radio that brings you music like the solo work of Jon Snodgrass and Joey Cape. Heck I'll play anything if you pledge.

Head on over to kmsu.org and click the donate now button to express your gratitude for the superior programming we offer at The Maverick. The new KMSU shirt is awesome along with the John Lennon box set. He would be 70.

October 10, 2010

Loosin' Everyone -- Joey Cape & Jon Snodgrass -- 2010 Liverbirds
Lucy and the Butcher Knife -- Two Cow Garage -- 2010 Sweet Saint Me
To All My Friends -- Joey Cape & Jon Snodgrass -- 2010 Liverbirds
Sweet Saint Me -- Two Cow Garage -- 2010 Sweet Saint Me
Unsatisfied -- The Replacements -- 1984 Let It Be
Fixed Frequencies -- Propagandhi -- 2005 Potempkin City limits
Someone's Gonna Rescue You -- Neil Young -- 2010 Le Noise
Conventional Wisdom -- Built to Spill -- 2007 You In Reverse
Oh! -- Sleater-Kinney -- 2002 One Beat
The Rake's Song -- The Decemberists -- 2009 The Hazards of Love
Hummingbird -- Wilco -- A Ghost Is Born
Angry World -- Neil Young -- 2010 Le Noise
Bean Time -- Leo Kottke -- Greenhouse
A Dangerous Thing -- Lucero -- 2000 s/t
Curse of a Drunk -- The Takers -- 2009 Taker Easy

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sweet Saint Me

We're featuring tracks from Two Cow Garage's brand spanking new album "Sweet Saint Me" this month on Embrace the Sound. The guys from Ohio have put together a great album and an even better tour to help get the music out. I'm blown away by tracks like "Lucy and the Butcher Knife", "Sweet Saint Me" and "Sally, I've Been Shot". Their sound keeps maturing and I appreciate the vocals sharing between Micah and Shane. Pick up a copy today from Suburban Home Records or Vinyl Collective. I know the pre-order package from VC comes with a 64oz metal flask with the band logo on it!

Check these guys out on November 5th at the Triple rock with Minneapolis' The Evening Rig and, check this out, Franz Nicolay, formally of World Inferno Friendship Society and The Hold Steady and on again off again Against Me member. He's supporting his new album "Luck and Courage".

In the mean time, click the links below to preview a couple of tracks from Sweet Saint Me.

Suburban Home Mixtape Vol 6

My Great Gatsby
via ninebullets.net

October 3, 2010

A-Ok -- Face to Face -- 1995 Big Choice
Lydia -- Two Cow Garage -- 2010 Sweet Saint Me
Skinny Legged Girl -- Two Cow Garage -- 2008 Speaking In Cursive
City Lights -- Evening Rig -- 2007 Never Been'er
Silence Kit -- Pavement
Your Honor -- Regina Spektor -- 2004 Soviet Kitsch
Revolution -- Citizen Fish -- 2001 Life Size
Lisa's Birthday >> That Man I Shot -- Drive-By Truckers -- 2008 Brighter Than Creation's Dark
Incomplete -- Bad Religion -- 1994 Stranger Than Fiction
Suffragette City -- David Bowie -- 1976 Changesonebowie
Texas Flood -- Stevie Ray Vaughn -- 1983 Texas Flood
Voodoo Curse -- Deadbolt -- 1999 Voodoo Trucker
Mama Weer All Crazee Now -- Slade -- 1972 Slayed?
Honky Tonk Blues -- Hank Williams

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Playlist 9-26-2010

Check out Grinderman at First Ave on Tuesday November 23. Should be a great show and this guy's first time seeing Nick Cave in the flesh. Looks like I'll need a beard.

September 26, 2010

Trainwrecks -- Weezer -- 2010 Hurley
Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man -- Grinderman -- 2010 Grinderman 2
On the Strip -- Sonic Youth -- 1992 Dirty
Not Fine -- Drag the River -- Chicken Demos
The Big Guns -- Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins -- 2006 Rabbit Fur Coat
Pompeii AM Gotterdammeran -- Flaming Lips -- 2006 At War with the Mystics
The Quest -- 500 Million Society -- 2010 s/t
Statue Park -- Whitesand/Badlands
After the Scene Dies -- Drive-By Truckers -- 2010 The Big To-Do
My Moon My Man -- Feist -- 2007 The Reminder
Cry One More Time -- Gram Parsons -- GP
Hard Day's Night -- Beatles -- 1964 A Hard Day's Night
Sweet Georgia Brown --
Norman Blake, Jethro Burns, Sam Bush, Vassar Clements, David Holland, Butch Robins, Tut Taylor
outro: Wild Action -- The Ventures

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Playlists 9-19-2010

I think I can say that Weezer is back. They're new album Hurley is quickly becoming one of my favorite albums from 2010, which is not an easy slot to get to. With new music from Drive-By Truckers, the Sword, Grinderman, DEVO, the Sadies, Black Keys...Hurley does a great job of fitting in and bringing back that awesome Weezer sound, not so much Pinkerton but more Maladroit-y.

September 19, 2010

Hang On -- Weezer -- 2010 Hurley
Right Side of a Good Thing -- Fleshtones -- 1983 Hexbreaker!
Place Position -- Fugazi -- End Hits
Demonic Possession -- Drive-By Truckers -- 1998 Gangstability
Look at the Rain -- Meat Puppets -- 1987 Huevos
Dig Me Out -- Sleater-Kinney -- 1997 Dig Me Out
Fire's On -- Stephen Egerton -- 2010 7 Degrees of Stephen Egerton
Kelly Country -- Drag the River -- Gabba Gabba Hey Buddies...
Drug Machine in Heaven -- Flaming Lips -- 1989 Telepathic Surgery
The Spiderbite Song -- Flaming Lips -- 1999 The Soft Bulletin
See the Leaves -- Flaming Lips -- 2009 Embryonic
Hard World -- Eli Hoehn -- 2010 Banjo Thoughts
Lungs -- Townes Van Zandt -- 1969 A Gentle Evening with Townes Van Zandt
McKinley's Blues -- Norman Blake, Jethro Burns, Sam Bush, Vassar Clements, David Holland, Butch Robins, Tut Taylor
outro: Elanor Rigbey -- Booker T. and the M.G.'s

Monday, September 20, 2010

Flaming Lips 9-19-2010

The City pages has some great shots from the lips show last night. I also found some home footage on another site: robotpanic.com

check it out.

Photos by Nick Vlcek

Flaming Lips
The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium
St. Paul, MN

The Fear

Worm Mountain

Silver Trembling Hands

She Don't Use Jelly

The Sparrow Looks Up At The Machine

In The Morning Of The Magicians

The Ego's Last Stand

I Can Be A Frog

Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, Pt. 1

See the Leaves

The Ego's Last Stand

Pompeii Am Götterdämmerung

Sagittarius Silver Announcement

The W.A.N.D.

The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song

Do You Realize??

Monday, September 13, 2010

Remember when Hummus was cool?

The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium
St. Paul, MN September 9, 2010

Cut Your Hair
Spit On A Stranger
Elevate Me Later
Summer Babe (Winter Version)
Silence Kit
Starlings of the Slipstream
Kennel District
Father to a Sister of Thought
Box Elder
Rattled by the Rush
In the Mouth a Desert
Trigger Cut
Our Singer
Fight this Generation
Range Life
Two States
We Dance
Gold Soundz
Stop Breathin'

Shady Lane
Conduit for Sale!

If I could settle down, then I would settle down

Pavement put on a great show at the Legendary Roy Wilkins last night. They went through all of Erik Larson's favorites and even played Range Life for me. I'll take some time to find a setlist later today. Malkmus made reference to "seeing pavement for the last time" and "pavement's gone", but the rest of the band sure looked like they were enjoying themselves. Cheers to the performance, very solid.

September 12, 2010

Pavement Show

Stereo -- 1997 Brighten the Corners
Trigger Cut - Wounded Kite at :17 -- 1991 Slanted & Enchanted
Black Out -- 1995 Wowee Zowee
Folk Jam -- 1999 Terror Twilight
Summer Babe (Winter Version) -- 1991 Slanted & Enchanted
Shady Lane -- 1997 Brighten the Corners
We Dance -- 1995 Wowee Zowee
Gold Soundz -- 1994 Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Grounded -- 1995 Wowee Zowee
Passat Dream -- 1997 Brighten the Corners
Stop Breathing -- 1994 Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Here -- 1991 Slanted & Enchanted
AT&T -- 1995 Wowee Zowee
Father To A Sister Of A Thought -- 1995 Wowee Zowee
Pueblo -- 1995 Wowee Zowee
outro: 5-4=Unity

w/ B. Loos

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Sunday night was a huge success. I'd like to thank T.S. for coming in with me and helping take calls, texts, setlist, dinking buddy duty, and for the starbursts. A big thank you goes out to all the listeners who called and texted in requests. I believe we even got one legitimate request on the air from someone we didn't know. It was the most exciting part of the weekend by far.

September 5, 2010

Sound System -- Operation Ivy
Wait So Long -- Trampled by Turtles
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) -- Talking Heads
Monique the Freak -- Ween
Don't Do It -- The Band
Tennessee Hustler -- White Iron Band
The World Has Turned -- Weezer
My Very Own Flag -- Less Than Jake
Airplanes -- Local Natives
Great Big Explosion -- Detroit
London Dungeon -- Misfits
Noon As Dark As Midnight -- Lucero
Latest Disgrace -- Fugazi

Working Man -- Rush
I Can't Wait to Get Off Work -- Tom Waits
We Can Work it Out -- Beatles
Car-Live -- Built to Spill
Coffee Mug -- Descendents
Julie's Been Working For the Drug Squad -- The Clash
Wallet -- Regina Spektor
Lawless Lands -- The Sword
Great DJ -- The Ting Tings
Cut Your Hair-Live -- Pavement
Be Stiff-Live -- DEVO
Turn It On -- The Flaming Lips
Crocodile Wings -- Drag the River
Dig for Fire -- Pixies
Minimum Wage -- They Might Be Giants
Hey, Johnny Park! -- Foo Fighters
outro: Thank God It's Monday -- NOFX

w/ T.S. Leonhardt
Special 2 hour live show

Tune in this Sunday, we'll be featuring an hour of Pavement, Silver Jews, and Stephen Malkmus as the Embrace the Sound crew heads to Roy Wilkins to see No Age and Pavement live. I'm excited as heck, never seen Pavement live before! See you there...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Stay Up Late Tonight!

OMG! Embrace the sound is taking the airwaves back, tonight from 11pm-1am. T.S. Leonhardt and I will be live in the studio for 2 hours. We'll take your requests as we help you celebrate a day of labor.

Tune in tonight, 11pm-1am to 89.7fm Mankato 91.3fm Austin.
Stream this action on-line at www.kmsu.org

Monday, August 30, 2010

Thanks for tuning in! I had a great time playing some Amphetamine Reptile Records artists in honor of their 25th anniversary. I had a great time at the bash staying in the shade, drinking more Crispin Cider than a man should, and watching Boss Hog tear it up. The night culminated with a shirtless dude onstage mooning the crowd during the encore and then the band leaving. I like akward stage departures, lets you know it's not staged.

August has been a hot month! Too hot to blog and too hot to brew. September will be bringing cooler temperatures, back to school, and pants. It also brings 3 of my favorite bands to town: Pavement, The Flaming Lips and the Drive-By Truckers. We'll feature a set of this trio each week.

August 29, 2010

Out There -- Dinosaur Jr. -- 1993 Where You Been
The Water Glass -- The Melvins -- 2010 The Bride Screamed Murder
The Drift -- Big Business -- 2009 Mind the Drift
Pete Shore -- Boss Hog -- 1990 Cold Hands
Oh No -- Gogol Bordello -- 2005 Gypsy Punks - Underdog World Strike
New Girl -- Suicide Machines -- Destruction By Definition
Sluttering -- Jawbreaker -- 1995 Dear You
When The Levee Breaks -- Led Zeppelin -- Zoso
Right On Woman -- The Fleshtones -- 2003 Do You Swing?
Peace of Mind -- Bat for Lashes -- 2009 Two Suns
We're Just Friends -- Wilco -- Summerteeth
I'm Finding It Harder to be a Gentleman -- White Stripes -- 2001 White Blood Cells
No Clothes On -- All Mighty Senators -- Raw Power Live
Time Won't Let Me -- The Pietasters -- 1997 Willis

Buncha Playlists

August 22, 2010

Newark Wilder -- Pavement -- 1994 Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Dog Days Are Over -- Florence and the Machine -- 2009 Lungs
Marry Me -- Drive-By Truckers -- 2005 Decoration Day
Georgia Vs. Yo La Tengo -- 2003 Summer Sun
Cookie Place -- Eli Hoehn -- 2010 Banjo Thoughts
Truckload of Art -- Cracker -- 2003 Countrysides
Who Do You Love -- Townes Van Zandt -- 1978 Flyin' Shoes
Naked In The Rain -- Red Hot Chili Peppers -- 1991 Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Llama -- Phish -- 1991 Picture of Nectar
Why Go -- Pearl Jam -- 1991 Ten
Jumpers -- Sleater-Kinney -- 2005 The Woods
Bug Country -- Drag the River -- 2005 Live at the Starlight
Hybrid Moments -- Drag the River -- 2005 Live at the Starlight
Take the Skinheads Bowling -- Camper Van Beethoven

August 15, 2010

Don't Worry Baby -- Rivers Cuomo -- 2008 Alone II
Idiot Wind -- Bob Dylan -- 1991 Bootleg Series Volume 1-3
Hey Baby -- JJ Cale -- 1976 Troubadour
Three Years Ago Today -- Built To Spill -- 1993 Ultimate Alternative Wavers
10 Gallon Ascots -- Tapes 'n Tapes -- 2006 The Loon
Fire Eye'd Boy -- Broken Social Scene -- 2005 s/t
One the Way Back Home -- Lucero -- 2006 Rebels, Rouges and Sworn Brothers
Calloused Heart #2 -- Drag the River
No Place to Fall -- Townes Van Zandt -- 1977 Live at the Old Quarter
Dedicated Friend -- Michael Nesmith & The First National Band -- 1970 Loose Salute
Soft Shock -- Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- 2009 It's Blitz
Out All Night -- Pietasters -- 1997 Willis
Sunday -- Sonic Youth -- 1998 A Thousand Leaves
outro: Ventures -- Raw Hide

August 8, 2010

Out in the Country -- The Meeters -- Fire On The Bayou
Howlin' For You -- The Black Keys -- 2010 Brothers
The Stair Case -- Siouxsie and the Banshees -- 1981 Once Upon a Time
Jesus Christ Pose -- Soundgarden -- 1991 Badmotorfinger
Haushinka -- Green Day -- 1997 Nimrod
Slurring the Rythms -- Against Me!!! -- 2003 As The Eternal Cowboy
She's a Knockout -- Social Distortion -- 1990 s/t
Prince Nez -- Squirrel Nut Zippers -- 1997 Hot
Sands of Iwo Jima -- Drive-By Truckers -- 2007 The Dirty South
I Can Get Us Out Of Here Tonight -- Lucero -- 2006 Rebels, Rouges and Sworn Brothers
I'll Take You There -- The Staple Singers
Reptillia -- The Strokes -- Room On Fire
Secret Agent Man -- DEVO -- 1979 Duty Now For The Future

W/ T. S. Leonhardt

August 1, 2010

Saturday -- Built to Spill -- 2007 You In Reverse
Wherever You Go -- Built to Spill -- 2007 You In Reverse
Never Been'er -- The Evening Rig -- 2007 Never Been'er
Fox Confessor Brings the Flood -- Neko Case
Want -- Jawbreaker -- 1994 Unfun
Make It Rain -- Tom Waits -- 2009 Glitter and Doom
I Put a Spell On You -- Sreamin' Jay Hawkins
Jeepers Creepers -- Louis Armstrong -- 1967 Hello, Dolly!
Hang Dog -- Drag the River
Summer in the City -- Regina Spektor -- 2006 Beyond
I Will Dare -- The New Standards -- 2005 s/t
Learnin' to Love -- Ween -- 2007 La Cucaracha
Needle & the Damage Done >> Words -- Neil Young
outro: Blacktop Fever -- Deadbolt

July 25, 2010

Dear Lover -- Social Distortion -- 1996 White Light, White Heat, White Trash
Rita -- Los Lobos -- 2005 Live at the Fillmore
Curse of a Drunk -- The Takers -- 2009 Taker Easy
Chain Link Fence -- Lucero -- 2002 Tennessee
Your Little Hoodrat Friend -- The Hold Steady -- 2009 A Positive Rage
What Is Hip? -- Gov't Mule -- 2002 The Deep End, Vol. 2
Dinner & A Movie -- Phish -- 1989 Junta
Boris the Spider -- The Who -- 2000 BBC Sessions
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down -- Bob Dylan & The Band -- 1974 Before the Flood
King Rides By -- Cat Power -- 1996 What Would the Community Think
My Friend Fats -- Primus -- 2003 Animals Should Not Act Like People
outro: The Casbah -- Los Straightjackets

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Anniversary Show

July 18, 2010

Embrace the Sound -- Drag the River -- 2002 Closed
Gold Soundz -- Pavement -- 2010 Quarantine the Past
Oh! -- Sleater-Kinney -- 2002 One Beat
I Know There's An Answer -- Beach Boys -- 1966 Pet Sounds
What Are You Willing to Loose -- Lucero -- 2009 1372 Overton Park
--power outage--
Smoke -- Lucero -- 2009 1372 Overton Park
Beginnings -- Chicago Transit Authority -- 1969 s/t
Tired of Sex -- Weezer -- 1996 Pinkerton
Don't Try -- Built to Spill -- 2009 RSD 7"
Girlfriend is Better -- Talking Heads -- 1984 Stop Making Sense
Cocaine Blues -- Townes Van Zandt -- 1977 Live at the Old Quarter
Got to Get You Into My Life -- Beatles -- 1966 Revolver
Take Me Away -- Ween -- 1997 The Mollusk

1 Year Anniversary Spectacular
w/ T. Sydney Leonhardt, "Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Jason Kuehl, Benjamin J. Findley

Sunday, July 18, 2010

1 Year Anniversary Giveaway Spectacular

The second item up for giveaway tonight is this lot of used records.

- Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits
- Neil Young "Comes a Time"
- Tom Waits "Closing Time"
- The Who "Live at Leeds"
- Boxcar Willie "King of the Road"
- Herb Alpert "Going Places" and "Whipped Cream and Other Delights"

Tune in Tonight at 11pm, anybody can win! 89.7fm and kmsu.org

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

1 Year Anniversary Giveaway Spectacular

First item up for giveaway Sunday night is 2 tickets** to see Lucero and Jason Isbell & 400 Unit at the Minnesota Zoo. The show is Saturday July 31 at 7:30pm Rain or Shine.

Is there a better way to end your July?

Tune in this Sunday night, July 18 2010, at 11pm for your chance to call in to KMSU and win.

Listen Online, anywhere in the world, at kmsu.org

**Give away tickets not necessarily the exact tickets pictured here

Suburban Home Records Mix Tape Vol. 5

Suburban Home Records is the label many of our favorite bands call home; Drag the River, The Takers, Look Mexico, Tim Barry, Two Cow Garage are just a few of the groups making great music for this little Denver label. Every few months they put together a mixtape and send it out in their mailorders. Recently they have switched to distribution through InterPunk. So they are self-distributing this Volume of the mixtape series electronically.

Download it here.

Celebrate 1 Year!

This coming Sunday, July 18, at 11pm Embrace the Sound is Celebrating its 1 year anniversary by going live. We will attempt live radio for the first time. I'll be joined by my two favorite co-hosts, Ben and Tom, of Patrick's trivia fame. We'll chat, play some songs, take your calls requests and dedications, as well as give away a few special prizes.

Thank you for listening over the past year. KMSU is just an awesome radio station and I couldn't be happier to be a part of that community. It has been a dream come true for this young music lover, and I hope to be around for many more.

Oh No! It's DEVO!

I had a chance to voice my dis pleasures about the off stage antics at the MN Zoo DEVO show this week. I started a topic on the DEVO community page, read all about it.

There is no denying that the 70 minutes DEVO was onstage was one of the best live music performances I have ever seen. Tons of energy and a band that loves to play the music they made. But coming off a nearly 2 1/2 hour Tool show the previous Thursday, I was quite irritated by the shortness of the concert. And that the copy of Duty Now For The Future I purchased on ebay a while back had New Traditionalists inside!

Oh well, I still love DEVO...except Shout. I'll post more pics and a few vids I took in the next few days...

July 11, 2010

It's Coming Down -- Cake
Jerkin' Back and Forth -- DEVO -- New Traditionalists
Traveled Too Far -- Mike Gordon -- 2009 The Green Sparrow
Spill The Wine -- Eric Burdon and WAR -- 1970 Eric Burdon Declares WAR
Left and Leaving -- Weakerthans -- 2010 Live at Burton Cummings Theater
Be Still -- The Beach Boys -- 1968 Friends
Still Feeling Blue -- Gram Parsons -- GP
Fight For Your Right -- The Hot Rats -- 2010 Turn Ons
Panama Red -- Old and In The Way -- 1975 s/t
Crosstown Traffic -- Jimi Hendrix Experience -- Electric Ladyland
Tahiti -- Bat for Lashes -- 2006 Fur and Gold
Jeff Black Song -- Drag the River -- 2009 Bad At Breaking Up
Ain't Goin' Hony Tonkin' Anymore -- Doc & Merle Watson -- Lonesome Road
Honky Tonk Woman -- Ike & Tina Turner -- Live at Carnegie Hall
outro: Leo Kottke -- Watermelon

Old Playlists


July 4, 2010

Dance to the Music -- Sly and the Family Stone
Oh! Not You Again! -- The Heavy -- 2009 The House that Dirt Built
Breed -- Steve Earle -- 2002 Sidetracks
Gates Of Steel -- DEVO -- 1981 Freedom Of Choice
Can't Hardly Wait -- Justin Townes Earle -- 2009 Midnight at the Movies
Handshake Drugs -- Wilco -- 2004 A Ghost Is Born
He War -- Cat Power -- 2003 You Are Free
Hot Love -- T Rex -- 1971 Electric Warrior
Four Strong Winds -- Neil Young -- Comes a Time
Return -- Drag the River -- 2009 Bad at Breaking Up
Kiss the Bottle -- Jawbreaker -- 2002 etc.
Funkier Than A Mosquita's Tweeter -- Ike & Tina Turner -- Workin' Together
Trigger, Man - Boss Hog -- 1989 Drinkin' Leechin' & Lyin'
Search and Destroy -- Peaches -- 2009 War Child Heroes Comp.
Feels Good to Feel -- The Fleshtones -- 2008 Take A Good Look
outro: Proud Mary -- Ventures

June 27, 2010

Hello It's Me -- Matthew Sweet & Susana Hoffs -- 2009 Under the Covers Vol. 2
Wheels -- Flying Burrito Brothers -- 1969 Guilded Palace of Sin
Canceled Check -- Beck -- 1997 Mutations
Late for Church -- Drive-By Truckers -- 1998 Gangstability
The La-Z-Boy 500 -- The Falcon -- 2006 Unicornography
Get a Flashlight -- Detroit -- 1990 A Brand New Testament
Dirty Business -- Dresden Dolls -- 2006 Yes, Virginia
Mama We're All Crazee Now -- Slade -- 1973 Sladest
Where Eagles Dare -- Crimson Ghosts -- 2000 13 Crimson Ghosts
The Flowers -- Regina Spektor -- 2003 Soviet Kitsch
Mary the Ice Cube -- Primus -- 2003 Animals Should Not Act Like People
Gone Daddy Gone -- Gnarls Barkley -- 2006 St. Elsewhere
I Feel It All -- Feist -- 2007 The Reminder
Baby, You're A Rich Man -- Beatles -- 1967 Magical Mystery Tour
Wasted -- Lucero -- 2000 s/t

Monday, June 21, 2010

Something for Everybody

Featuring the new album from DEVO this week. Interesting to note that current drummer for DEVO is Vandals drummer Josh Freese. How cool would it be to land that gig? I'm going to do my darndest to get a station ID for KMSU at the Zoo. Head on down to Tune Town and pick up a copy of "Something For Everybody" and browse around. They moved to Rock and Riverfront in Mankato's Old Town. Cheers!

June 20, 2010

The Mollusk -- Ween -- 1997 The Mollusk
"Something for Everybody" -- DEVO -- 2010
- Fresh
- What We Do
- Please Baby Please
- Don't Shoot (I'm a Man)
- Mind Games
- Human Rocket
- Sumthin'
- Step Up
- Cameo
- Later Is Now
- No Place Like Home
- March On
Run Run Run -- The Velvet Underground -- 1967 The Velvet Underground & Nico
Shoot the Singer -- Pavement -- 1992 Watery, Domestic EP
The Bear -- John Mayall -- 1968 The Blues From Laurel Canyon
outro: Green River -- The Ventures

Playlist 6-13-2010

June 13, 2010

Another Year Again -- The Sadies -- 2010 Darker Circles
Substitute -- Who -- 1973 Live at Leeds
Bring It On! -- HorrorPops -- 2005 Bring it On!
Clampdown -- The Clash -- 1979 London Calling
The Devil and Maggie Chascarillo -- Lucero -- 2009 1372 Overton Park
Love Song -- Syd Barrett -- 1970 Barrett
Virginia Reel Around the Fountain -- Built to Spill -- 2000 Live
Don't Worry About the Government -- Talking Heads -- '77
Bulldozers and Dirt -- Drive-By Truckers -- 1999 Pizza Deliverance
At Least That's What You Said -- Wilco -- 2004 A Ghost Is Born
So Sorry -- Feist -- 2007 The Reminder
Waitin' Round to Die/Kathleen -- Townes Van Zandt -- 2003 Acoustic Blue
Hold On -- Tom Waits -- 1999 Mule Variations

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Overnight Jazz with Embrace the Sound

I've heard so many good cuts listening to Jazz Overnight w/ Bob Parlocha. I can remember sipping on Darkness on Xmas Eve with 2 good friends playing pool in a closed bar and hearing the best version of Pure Imagination. That was indeed the moment Bob became a radio god to me. I'm honored to be on at the same time as him.

June 6, 2010

Pick Me Up -- Dinosaur Jr. -- 2007 Beyond
Tighten Up -- The Black Keys -- 2010 Brothers
Falling For You -- Weezer -- 1996 Pinkerton
Laredo -- Band of Horses -- 2010 Infinite Arms
Die, Die My Darling -- Nutley Brass -- 2005 Fiend Club Lounge
Every Now and Then -- Noisettes -- 2009 Wild Young Hearts
Pints of Guinness Make You Strong -- Against Me! -- 2002 Reinventing Axl Rose
Cannonball -- The Stairwell Sisters -- 2008 Get Off Your Money
Jaded Tourist -- Widespread Panic -- 2010 Dirty Side Down
Theme From the Bottom -- Phish -- 1996 Billy Breathes
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp -- Led Zeppelin -- 1970 III
Window -- Doug Martsch -- 2002 Now You Know
Fell In Love With A Girl -- White Stripes -- 2010 Under Great White Northern Lights
Joy and Jubilee -- Bonnie 'Prince' Billy -- 2003 Master and Everyone
outro: Elanor Rigby -- Booker T & the MGs

This show was Parlocha-ed.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Welcome E Man

Embrace the Sound proudly welcomes E Man to the show. Thanks for sitting in and bringing the Zappa. E claims that Zappa was pissed after an Amsterdam show where he heard "Whipping Post" being screamed from the front row for the encore, and he didn't know it. They then recorded it for their 1984 album, Them or Us.

May 30, 2010

Communication Breakdown -- The Fleshtones -- 2003 Do You Swing?
Vampire Blues -- Neil Young -- On The Beach
Mongoloid -- DEVO -- 1978 Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are DEVO
Watch Out For Ronnie -- Yo La Tengo -- 2006 I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
Dancin' In The Moonlight -- Drag the River -- 2009 Primer
Remember My Name -- Jon Snodgrass -- 2009 Visitor's Band
Peachy Tuscadero -- Chad Price -- 2009 Smile Sweet Face
Wild Child -- The Doors -- The Soft Parade
Don't Wanna Be Right -- La Grecia -- 2008 On Parallels
Whipping Post -- Frank Zappa -- 1984
Graveyard Shift -- Uncle Tupelo
Sing It Again -- Beck -- Mutations

w/ E Man

KMSU Listener Appreciation Show

I knew this day was going to be huge. Never even had the chance to see the Fleshtones or The Ledge and to get that chance for free in Mankato was a real treat. It embodied the reason why I love KMSU so much, normal good people making awesome things happen in a great community. Thank you a thousand times to Tim and Shelley for all their hard work. You two do more for Mankato than the people know. Thanks also to Gully, Karen, The Red Sky Lounge, Tune Town, all the volunteers at KMSU and most of all...you the listener! Here is a bunch of pics I was able to get that day. The best is the Legendary Stardust Cowboy playing the trumpet my Mother bought me 20 years ago, thanks Mom!!

The day started by listening to Shuffle Function and hearing a call out for a bugle. Seems as if the Ledge forgot to pack his. The old straight bugles are tough to come by, I suggested he needed to get in contact with a boy scout. I could offer my trumpet, which seemed to work well enough.

Next up was the in-store performance at Tune Town. I proper Rock-Star fashion, it started at 5pm instead of 4pm. But, what a great opportunity to spend some time browsing at the store, where I picked up an awesome Pavement DVD. After their in-store performance, which is the only in-store I've ever been to, I knew the show tonight would be one not to miss.

Then the show...The Ledge blew our socks off in only the way he can and the Altamont Boys tore it up! Down to his Dark Knights, the Ledge left the stage and stuck around to socialize and autograph whatever was handed to him. " I never autographed so many plates!" The Fleshtones ripped it up! I even got in on the push-up man schtick. Let it be known that these guys are rock stars! I can't wait for them to come back and rock Southern Minnesota again. I got some autographs and an impromptu picture with Klaus Fluoride, bass player for the Altamont Boys and founding member of the Dead Kennedys, after an extensive conversation about his daughter, his cell phone, and Embrace the Sound.

The single greatest night of music I have ever experienced in Mankato.

Exile on Main St. reissues

After almost 40 years, the Rolling Stones are once again pushing Exile on Main St. A remastered version was released and can be yours...for a price. There is a CD re-issue, 180 gram double vinyl reissue, 2 CD reissue that includes 10 bonus tracks, some unreleased, then there is a 2 CD/DVD set with a DVD containing footage from an upcoming documentary. The DVD is not available as a stand alone. And finally there is the LP/CDs/DVD combo package for the cost of a 1998 Pontiac. I'll take my copy from Hymies.

May 23, 2010

American Jesus -- Bad Religion -- 2010 30 Years Live
Whiter Shade of Pale -- The Box Tops
Queen Bitch -- David Bowie -- 1971 Hunky Dory
Jumpers -- Sleater-Kinney -- 2005 The Woods
Security -- Otis Redding -- RSD 2010 Soulful Delights comp.
Hold On -- JJ Cale -- 1976 Trubadour
Jumpin' at the Woodside -- Asleep at the Wheel -- 1974 s/t
Move it on Over -- Hank Williams -- Life to Legend
When I Grow Up -- The Beach Boys -- The Beach Boys Today!
Mr. Richard Smoker -- Ween -- 12 Golden Country Greats
That's the Way Love Goes -- Lefty Frizzell -- The Legendary
Cum On Feel The Noize -- Slade -- 1973 Sladest
Rolling Stones -- Exile On Main Street
- Rock's Off
- Happy
- Sweet Black Angel
- Ventilator Blues

You can grab a free copy of that Bad Religion Live album at their website. Just sign up for their mailing list and they'll send you a code to download it, free of charge. Currently listening to a bootleg copy of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots minus the vocal track, a different way to experience the record!

And We're Back...

It has been a while here, so many records so little time. I spent most of that time moving records to a new place. While moving is not my favorite activity, I do appreciate the opportunity for new surroundings and responsibilities. I'm up for any ideas or pictures on how to store my records. Here's what I got going on now:

I'd like something prettier. Here's a couple of old playlists:

May 16, 2010

Wait So Long -- Trampled by Turtles -- 2010 Palomino
Social Smoker -- The Takers -- 2009 Taker Easy
Is This It -- The Strokes -- 2001 Is This It
These Days -- Nico -- 1967 Chelsea Girl
Statesboro Blues -- The Allman Brothers Band -- Live at the Filmore East
Kick out the Jams -- MC5 -- 1969 Kick Out The Jams
How D'you Ride -- Slade -- 1972 Slayed?
Loosin' Everyone -- Drag the River -- Live at the Green Door OKC
I Should Be Allowed to Think -- They Might Be Giants -- 1994 John Henry
If Not For You -- Bob Dylan -- 1970 New Morning
She Came and She Touched Me -- Townes Van Zandt -- 1969 Our Mother Mountain
Naked If I Want To -- Cat Power -- 2008 Jukebox
Gutless -- Jawbreaker -- 1990 Unfun
Zombie In a Mini Skirt -- Messer Chups -- 2008 Zombie Shopping Spree
Stockholm Syndrome -- Muse -- Coachella RSD comp. (HAARP World Tour)

May 9, 2010

Rock & Roll -- The Velvet Underground -- Loaded
Things You Do To Me -- Hank III -- 2006 Straight to Hell
Hey Good Lookin' -- Hank Williams Jr. -- Hank Williams Jr. Sings the Songs of Hank Williams
Calloused Heart #2 -- Drag the River -- 2009 Primer
High Fashion Queen -- The Flying Burrito Brothers -- 1970 Burrito Deluxe
Bobo On The Corner>>Root Down -- Beastie Boys -- 1994 Ill Communication
When the Other Foot Drops, Uncle -- Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings -- 2007 100 Days, 100 Nights
Do You Realize? -- The Flaming Lips -- 2002 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
New Gods -- Meat Puppets -- 1984 Meat Puppets II
Return of the Mocker Part 1>>Hillbilly War -- Deadbolt -- 2010 Voodoo Mooshiner
Ballad of a Ladyman -- Sleater-Kinney -- 2000 All Hands On The Bad One
Return of the Mocker Part 2>>Derailed -- Deadbolt -- 2010 Voodoo Moonshiner
Bankrobber -- The Clash -- 1991 Clash on Broadway
Return of the Mocker Part 3>>Ride, Helldorados, Ride -- Deadbolt -- 2010 Voodoo Moonshiner
Life on Mars? -- Seu Jorge -- 2005 Life Aquatic Sessions
outro: Let's Go Away For Awhile -- Beach Boys

May 2, 2010

Hush -- Deep Purple -- 2010 Record Store Day comp.
What Else Is New -- Dinosaur Jr. -- 1993 Where You Been?
Gigantic -- Pixies -- 1992 Surfer Rosa
Trigger Cut/Wounded Knife -- Pavement -- 2010 Quarantine the Past
Corona -- Minutemen -- 1984 Double Nickles on the Dime
Sink Hole -- Drive-By Truckers -- 2007 Decoration Day
Don't Think Twice It's Alright -- Mike Ness -- 1999 Cheating at Solitaire
Voodoo Curse -- Deadbolt -- 1999 Voodoo Trucker
Your Cheatin' Heart -- Hank Williams -- 1978 40 Greatest Hits
Folding Chair -- Regina Spektor -- 2009 Far
Wouldn't It Be Nice -- Beach Boys -- 1966 Pet Sounds
On The Way Home -- Neil Young -- 2007 Live at Massey Hall 1971
Ex-Spectator -- Fugazi -- 2001 The Argument
Brootal -- Drag The River -- 2009 Primer

w/ T.S. Leonhardt

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Record Store Day

This week's show features everything I picked up at Record Store day last Saturday at Tune Town. Thanks to the Tune Town crew for being the awesome people they are. I like the DBT 7" the best so far...

April 25, 2010

Fire -- The Jimi Hendrix Experience -- 2010 Live At Clark University
Your Woman is a Livin' Thing -- Drive-By Truckers -- 2010 Record Store Day 7"
Pusherman -- Curtis Mayfield -- 2010 Record Store Day comp.
Just Maybe -- Mike Cooley -- 2010 Record Store Day 7' (b-side)
Misunderstood -- Wilco -- 2010 Kicking Television box set
Water Sleepers -- Built to Spill -- 2010 Record Store Day 7" (a-side)
Crown on the Ground -- Sleigh Bells -- 2010 Record Store Day Coachella comp.
Via Chicago -- Wilco -- 2010 Kicking Television box set
linus and lucy (live) -- Built to Spill -- 2010 Record Store Day 7' (b-side)
Hold On -- Tom Waits -- 1999 Mule Variations
All is Love -- Karen O and the Kids -- Where the Wild Things Are 7"
All Down the Line -- Rolling Stones -- Plundered My Soul 7" (b-side)
outro: Deep Purple -- Hush (live at BBC)

And only 3 more days to Deadbolt at Station 4. Should be an event! See you Wednesday...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Playlists and records!

Last Saturday was record store day! I made out fairly awesome with the new Built to Spill 7", Rolling Stones 7" of unreleased material from the Exile On Main Street reissue, Drive-By Truckers 7", Jimi Live, and the Wilco Kicking Television box set. That puppy was spendy, but it's what I wanted the most on vinyl. Shelley got the only Flamings Lips album, but my friend Mike maybe bought 2 at the Fetus...enh? No Hold Steady, guess we'll just have to wait a few more weeks. I'll be spinning these on the show this week!

Making my first trek to Target field tomorrow and couldn't be more excited for a day off with friends and to check out the hottest team in baseball!

Oh saw DEVO was added to the list of Zoo shows this summer, with some limited VIP meet and greet tickets at a cool $101. Start saving your pennies kids, all zoo tix go on sale April 30. And don't forget Deadbolt on the 28th at Station 4.

Playlists for:

April 11, 2010

Cut Your Hair -- Pavement -- 2010 Quarantine the Past
Respect Yourself -- The Staple Singers -- 1971
Right Down Here -- JJ Cale -- 1972 Really
Brainstorm -- The Fleshtones -- 1983 Hexbreaker!
Only Love Can Break Your Heart -- The New Standards -- 2005 s/t
Say You Miss Me -- Wilco -- 1996 Being There
Maps -- Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- 2003 Fever to Tell
Day Tripper -- Otis Redding
Beanbag Chair -- Yo La Tengo -- 2006 I Am Not Afraid Of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
One More Cup of Coffee -- Bob Dylan -- 1975 Desire
We Are Going to Be Friends -- White Stripes -- 2010 Under Great White Northern Lights
Beautiful & Damned -- Drag the River -- 2006 It's Crazy
Cold Cold Ground -- Tom Waits -- 1988 Big Time
Billy's Dead -- Deadbolt -- 2002 Voodoo Trucker
Our Last Night -- Los Lobos -- 1984 How Will the Wolf Survive
outro: DEVO -- Planet Earth

April 18, 2010
Nobel Stabbings -- D4 --Situationist Comedy >>
A Floater Left With Pleasure in the Executive Washroom
Get On The Snake -- Soundgarden -- 1989 Louder Than Love
Noon as Dark as Midnight -- Lucero -- Nobody's Darlings
Hobo Babylon -- Deadbolt -- 2002 Hobo Babylon
(Looking For The Heart of Saturday Night) -- Jerry Jeff Walker -- 1976 It's a Good Night For Singin'
However Long -- Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit -- 2009 s/t
Mister Jung Stuffed -- Man Man -- 2008 Rabbit Habits
Carry the Zero -- Built to Spill -- 1999 Keep it Like a Secret
Rocking Horse -- The Dead Weather -- 2009 Horehound
Apres Moi -- Regina Spektor -- 2006 Begin to Hope
Loosin' Everyone -- Drag The River -- 2002 Closed
Beautifully Broken -- Warren Haynes -- 2004 Live at Bonnaroo
Doe -- The Breeders -- 1990 Pod
The Dancing Horse -- Detroit -- 1990 A Brand New Testament
outro: Yesterday -- The Ventures

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Pledge Drive Is On!

It's pledge drive time again at KMSU, be sure to pledge your support today! Shyboy Tim and Shelley raised almost $19,000 in 24 hours during the Shuffle Function 24 hour pledge drive a-go-go. We're sitting at about $3000 more to hit our $25,000 goal. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. Remember, no pledge is too small...or too large!


Now, if you are an avid listener, both of you, You may have noticed some issues the last few weeks. The show from last week was never aired, who knows what happened or what I even said! most likely poop jokes. Here's the list from this week.

April 4, 2010

Place Position -- Fugazi -- 1998 End Hits
Depth Charge Ethel -- Grinderman -- 2007 s/t
Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes -- Propagandhi -- 2001 Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes
10001110101 -- Clutch -- 2005 Robot Hive: Exodous
What's Mine Is Yours -- Sleater-Kinney -- 2005 The Woods
Cowbell -- Tapes 'N Tapes -- 2006 The Loon
She Thinks I Still Care -- Drag the River -- 2005 Live at the Starlight
Exit Music (For A Film) -- Radiohead -- 1997 OK Computer
I'll Be Here In The Morning -- Townes Van Zandt -- 1970 s/t
Samson -- Regina Spektor -- 2006 Begin to Hope
Lone Highway -- Deadbolt -- 2002 Voodoo Trucker
Curse of a Drunk -- The Takers -- 2009 Taker Easy
I Saw Her Standing There -- Beatles -- 1963 Please Please Me
outro: Tank's Lament -- Booker T. & the M.G.'s

2010 KMSU spring pledge drive show.

F-Off Pistoff

And now for a special announcement.

Activity on the blog is pretty sparse. So, I would like to give away this record:

Occasional Co-Host Benjamin J. Findley is holding in his hand a copy of A Wilhelm Scream's "Mute Print". This album was recently pressed and released by Suburban Home Records/Vinyl Collective's Vinyl Cooperative. The Coop was started with the idea of bringing together share holders' money to combine efforts to put out great albums that have never been released on vinyl. This is the Co-op's 3rd release. 333 pressed on black and 667 on Mustard Yellow. This baby's black. How do I win this album?, you may ask? Be the first to post on the blog and I'll send it to you. simple as that!