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What presence?!

Yesterday Ian and I watched Orange Juice on The Old Grey Whistle Test.

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Episode 79: I Got a Sound in My Mind

I wasn’t raised with 70s funky soul and disco and I’ve never been much of a party-goer, so I’m not sure why I love it so.  I can exhaust most in my house or in a car ride with too much funk and disco.  Even bad funk.  (I spent last Saturday afternoon grooving to a compilation of obscure Chicago funk and soul.  Most of that disc was pretty bad, but I still loved it.)

That’s probably an awful setup for this show.  Nothing I play this week is less than mind-blowing.  I was quite busy, but it felt good to record another episode this week.  Enjoy.

  1. “The Heist” – Alan Tew and Bullet (The Hanged Man Soundtrack | Contour | 1975)
  2. “Snakeskin” – Bullfrog (Bullfrog | Ropeadope | 2001)
  3. “Way Out of Love” – Linear Movement (The Minimal Wave Tapes: Volume 1 | Stones Throw | 2010)
  4. “I Just Want to Love You” – Dexter Wansel (Voyager | Philadelphia International |1978)
  5. “In Your Eyes” – Edwyn Collins (Losing Sleep | Heavenly | 2011)
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Radio Free Raytown – Episode #79 (5/27/11)

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Mid-January Rotation

Here’s a list of things, in no particular order, in my listening rotation this month.  (You’ll notice the fair amount of 2010 releases, as I’ve been considering my top ten list of albums from last year.)

  1. Texas Fever – Orange Juice (Polydor/1984)
  2. Love And its Opposite – Tracey Thorn (Merge/2010)
  3. Losing Sleep – Edwyn Collins (Heavenly/2010)
  4. “The Cord Unwinds” (digital single) – Transmit Pulse (Scatterplot Sounds/2011)
  5. The Lady Killer –  Cee-Lo Green (Elektra/2010)
  6. The ArchAndroid – Janelle Monáe (Bad Boy/2010)
  7. Spilling Over Every Side – Pretty Lights (Pretty Lights Music/2010)
  8. Beach Fossils – Beach Fossils (Captured Tracks/2010)
  9. Sounds of the Universe – Depeche Mode (EMI/2009)
  10. “Paradox Messenger” (digital single) – Transmit Pulse (Scatterplot Sounds/2011)
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Episode 25: Mind relaxers and phenobarbital

Album covers...they sure don't make 'em like they used to.

This week, I introduce the term, lo-fi. It’s a term that applies to pretty much anything recorded cheaply and, usually, at home. (Now that everyone has computers, though, it’s much easier to make home recordings sound better than old four-track recorders.) Lo-fi can refer to just about any style, but I will, almost exclusively, use it to describe indie pop/rock. For more information, go memorize Guided By Voices Bee Thousand album.

  1. “Funky Street” – Arthur Conley (“Funky Street” 45/Atco/1968)
  2. “Evil” – Charlie Daniels (Tejohn, Grease & Wolfman/Kama Sutra/1972)
  3. “My Hang-Ups Ain’t Hung-Up No More” – Swamp Dogg (Have You Heard This Story??/Island/1974)
  4. “The Phenomenological Rhetoric of Summer Lingers On” – Jetenderpaul (The Woolen Spires/VainGlorious Home Recordings/1999)
  5. “A Girl Like You” – Edwyn Collins (Gorgeous George/Bar-None/1995)
  6. “Walking at Night” – The Cosmonautopolitans (Tickling Ears/Skating Party Allstars/2007)

Radio Free Raytown – Episode 25 (1/15/10)

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