RC 217: Rehearsals for Retirement

A really long show since I’ve not done one for a while, and a quite a ranty/angry/noisy one putting the world to wrong. It’s not exactly an Aural pOddities show, but parts come close. As the imagery also suggests, it shared a little in part with the Freak Folk Wicker Man  shows, too.

Photo is one I took near Staines, as part of my recent riverwalks which I’ve started for the year (well did until it started raining!) glitched around by me.

Genocide & Juice on the Rocks please (2h34, 150Mb)

  • Orbital – New France (Feat. Zola Jesus)
  • Material feat. Nona Hendryx – Busting Out (12” Extended Mix)
  • Street Sweeper Social Club – Promenade (Guitar Fury Remix)
  • Spacemen 3 – Revolution
  • Comus – Song To Comus
  • Amon Tobin – Shut Down
  • itchy-O – Inferno No Corridor (thanks to Mr Fab over at Music For Maniacs)
  • Spacemen 3 – Suicide
  • Soundhog – Whole Lotta Helter Skelter [Led Zeppelin vs The Beatles]
  • Cymande – Changes
  • Phil Ochs – Rehearsals For Retirement
  • John Holt – Working Kind (Chokin’ Kind)
  • Cymande – The Recluse
  • The Coup – I Know You
  • Beißpony – Mathilda’s Last Summer (from Grrrls Drinking Songs)
  • Silver Apples – Seagreen Serenades
  • Pat MacDonald – Enjoy The Silence
  • The Modern Lovers – Hospital
  • McSleazy – Lost Souls In The Supermarket from London Booted
  • Philip Glass – Molly is a Dreamer (from Theater Music Archive, Vol.I)
  • Henry Cow – Nine Funerals Of The Citizen King
  • The Ballroom – It’s A Sad World
  • The Magnetic Fields – Quick!

Andrew in Drag (Ukelele version)

First things first, and if you know me well you’ll know what I’ll say: since when did Stephin Merritt become a bear?!?

Lovely version of Andrew in Drag by the Magnetic Fields on the Ukelele as part of Bet Fit Sessions…it brings out his wonderfully lugubrious and very distinctive voice. This song has been haunting 6Music’s airwaves until fairly recently, although strangely later on they edited out the ‘fag’ bit, which I found strange. I assumed some clueless queen complained…I mean if a faggot can’t use or reclaim the fag word, who can?

EDIT: Apparently yes he is a bear now (I knew he worked with LD, must’ve rubbed off, LOL!) and hung around the Kings Arms while in London recently…shame I never do that cos there aren’t any actually bearded guys there. And yes I do like pocket bears and as I’ve never really taken much close attention to what he looks like (still can’t believe he’s the same guy in those 90’s videos) so that could’ve been a fun conversation…

I need to go write a song Magnetic Fields imaginary story style now: ‘I Tried To Pick Up A Pocket Bear (It was Stephin Merritt In Drag)’

RC 162: Semi-Acoustic (pt 2)

Spain 2008

Second half of the acoustic show with added electrickery at the start.

Electronic didn’t get your message, btw (75 M, 102 mins)

  • The Presets – This Boys In Love (KIM Remix)
  • Dolapdere Big Gang – MaX – Enjoy The Silence
  • The Presets – Kicking and Screaming
  • Celebrity Murder Party – Blue Rinse (Fab Zero mix)
  • Kevin Shields – Are You Awake? (Lost In Translation)
  • dj magnet – Chicago Bump
  • Apoptygma berzerk – Electricity
  • Neon Neon – I Lust U
  • Freerange Meatraiser – MUPPAGE!
  • Rx – It’s the End of the World
  • Aggro1 – Spor – The Eyes Have It v. Thrice – Image Of The Invisible
  • flunk – blue monday (rune lindbaek loves manchester mix)
  • Kaze Wo Atsumete – Happy End (Lost In Translation)
  • Malcolm Middleton – Total Belief
  • Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle
  • Dusty Springfield – Silver Threads And Golden Needles
  • Radiohead – Nude (Holy Fuck Remix)
  • Amplive Vs. Radiohead – Weird Fishes (Amplive Remix)
  • Danny & Joyce – The Stars
  • Richard Youngs – Low Bay Of Sky
  • The Magnetic Fields – Busby Berkeley Dreams
  • Richard Hawley – Love Of My Life
  • Vasily Dimitriev – Bach Accordion – again!
  • Phil RetroSpector – I’ve never been to brokeback mountain

Semi acoustic 1 - mobile phone shot -
Clapham Junction 2008

RC 153: Odds n’ Sods – Let’s Pretend

Can you pretend children? Let’s pretend we have a real radio show! Or let’s pretend we’re a major podcast which has something beginning with L, yes that’s right, “Listeners”.

And look children, there’s that fucking awful Mr Moyles and Mr Lamb! Do you know what they are doing? Yes there’s a lot of huffing and puffing there late at night in the park. So let’s sing a song:

You and me
Under a tree
G.O.A.T.S.E.

Pretend that we’re dred (75Mb, 100mins)

  • Let’s Pretend theme
  • MGMT. – Time to Pretend
  • Elektrobitch – Guitars are the mindkiller
  • Rotfront - Roboter (full)
  • World Famous Audio Hacker – Spooky (Arcade Horror Remix)
  • Minus Kelvin – I Unknitted it Broken (from CC mixter Remix comp)
  • dj lobsterdust – When White Horses Cry
  • Fondue Meltdown – I Know you Love Me (FM revox edit)
  • Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly – D.A.N.C.E (from NME cover CD)
  • Hot Chip – Don’t Dance (from Made in the Dark)
  • Celebrity Murder Party – Heavydale
  • Meshuggah – Shed (from Catch 33)
  • Spor – Hydra (from Warrio Dubz)
  • Murderbot – Bloodclot
  • Carter USM – The Music that Nobody Likes
  • Cribs – Fairer Sex (from the Podsafe Music Network)
  • Wedding Present – What did you Last Servant Die Of?
  • The Magnetic Fields – Too Drunk to Dream
  • Malcolm Middleton – Blue Plastic Bags (from the Podsafe Music Network)
  • Meshuggah – Mind’s Mirrors (from Catch 33)
  • DJ Lance Lockarm – Wouldn’t it be Ecstasy?
  • Hot Chip – Whistle for Will (from Made in the Dark)
  • Malcolm Middleton – Stay
  • The Magnetic Fields – Courtesans