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Episode 90: All Forgotten Youth

A short drive from Dayton, Ohio, Yellow Springs is the perfect town for autumn.  Lots of trees, old timey shops along a main street and a small, private college.  One of the attractions used to be a music store called Dingleberry’s in the middle of town.

I clearly remember my first visit to Yellow Springs.  (While dating, Katy and I took turns traveling to see one another, she in Dayton and I in Raytown.)  I had made the trip to Dayton, and Katy wanted to take me to get ice cream at Young’s Dairy Farm on the outskirts of town.  On our way through town, she introduced me to Dingleberry’s, which was convenient as Echo and the Bunnymen had just released a live album that I needed to buy that would, in turn, introduce her to the band.

Fast-forward almost nine years, and we’re expecting our first child.  We’ve decided upon the name Ian (which, coincidentally is the name of Echo and the Bunnymen’s frontman).  This week, I dedicate my show to music made by guys named Ian.  Enjoy.

  1. “Proud to Fall (Extended Mix)” – Ian McCulloch (“Faith and Healing” single | Sire | 1989)
  2. “Do It Clean” – Echo and the Bunnymen (Crocodiles | Korova | 1980)
  3. “Merchandise” – Fugazi (Repeater | Dischord | 1990)
  4. “Lucky You” – Lightning Seeds (Jollification | Epic | 1993)
  5. “Interzone” – Joy Division (Unknown Pleasures | Factory | 1979)
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Episode 34: We Are Electrocution

One of the best albums of the 90s, Fugazi's "In On the Kill Taker"

Death has been on my mind a lot this week, as Jay Reatard, Mark Linkous and Alex Chilton have all recently passed. I tried to build an episode around their songs, but it just felt inadequate. Perhaps a better tribute would be just to encourage you to listen to Sparklehorse’s It’s a Wonderful Life and Big Star’s Third/Sister Lovers in their entirety. You know, I am sure I will play their songs in future shows, but the one I started to record just felt a little off.

Instead, I went with my gut and just threw together a bunch of music I wanted to listen to. Hopefully my sensitivity doesn’t come off as too insensitive.

So I told my friend, Ben, that I had been on a Fugazi kick again this week. I felt validated in my song choices for the show when he said he had just listened to 13 Songs earlier that morning. Sometimes it’s merely coincidence when you discover someone’s also been listening to the same artist or album as you, but sometimes it feels like you’ve tapped into a sort of collective consciousness or whatever. Either way, it’s a sign, right?

Anyway, this weeks show…

  1. “We Are Electrocution” – Le Shok (We Are Electrocution/GSL/2000)
  2. “Eros” – Tortoise (Standards/Thrill Jockey/2001)
  3. “Antenne” – Kraftwerk (Radio-Activity/Capitol/1975)
  4. “Smallpox Champion” – Fugazi (In On the Kill Taker/Dischord/1992)
  5. “Three” – Selfmindead (Selfmindead/Solid State/1998)
  6. “Yippie” – Mouse on Mars (Niun Niggung/Thrill Jockey/2000)
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Radio Free Raytown – Episode #34 (3/26/10)

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Episode 12: I hear music in the air.

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973), co-author of "Up Above My Head"

I start with a song from the three-disc set of recordings from Wattstax released a few years ago.  (It”s technically a reissue, but with all the previously unlreleased material, it feels like a new release.)  I just recently got the collection, and it’s been blowing my mind ever since.  Overall, it is a collection of fairly decent recordings, especially considering they were live recordings from 1972.  I really appreciate how it showcases many obscure overshadowed by the label’s heavyweights.

At any rate, this week’s episode is for the crybabies who whined that last week’s show put them to sleep.  Stir up the Similac and press play.

  1. Up Above My Head – Rance Allen Group (1972)
  2. Follow You Follow Me – Genesis (1978)
  3. Number 5 – Fugazi (2001)
  4. Carnival Kids – Futureheads (2004)

Radio Free Raytown – Episode 12 (10/2/09)

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This week’s rotation

It’s been a busy week, with working and some other events that I’ll discuss as this week goes along.  I have had a lovely soundtrack to it all.

  1. Genesis – And Then There Were Three (Atlantic 1978)
  2. Genesis – Invisible Touch (DVD)
  3. Thrushes – Sun Come Undone (Birdnote 2006)
  4. Fugazi – In on the Kill Taker (Dischord 1993)
  5. Paul Weller – Heavy Soul (Island 1997)
  6. Buffalo Springfield -box set, disc 4
  7. Tears for Fears -Mothers Talk 12″ (Mercury 1985)
  8. Destroyer – Bay of Pigs 12″ (Merge 2009)
  9. The Church – Uninvited, Like the Clouds (Cooking Vinyl 2006)
  10. Hammock – Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow (Darla 2008)

Look for a wild episode of Radio Free Raytown on Friday…

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