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Episode 104: Take your brain, it’s time to go!

Guided By Voices’ difficult yet well-executed 1994 album, Bee Thousand.

Summer school starts next week, and I’m teaching seventh and eighth grade math. I anticipate it’ll be a busy June.

With this week off between the end of the school year and the beginning of summer school, I’ve watched my son and listened to a ton of music. Fueled by our purchase of tickets to see Guided By Voices in September, making a mix CD of Pollard-related tunes and a friend finding a lot of 36 Guided By Voices-related CD’s for $60 on the internet, much of this listening has been to Guided By Voices, Robert Pollard and Boston Spaceships. I’m kind of a nerd, but Pollard can deliver a killer pop hook when he wants to. He’s also quite the wordsmith, when he puts his mind to it.

Anyway, I know you want the goods, so here goes.

  1. “Something to Say” – The Action (Rolled Gold | Parasol | 2002)
  2. “Brain” – The Action (Rolled Gold | Parasol | 2002)
  3. “Somebody Made for Me” – Emitt Rhodes (Emitt Rhodes | Dunhill | 1970)
  4. “Echos Myron” – Guided By Voices (Bee Thousand | Scat | 1994)
  5. “The Unsinkable Fats Domino” – Guided By Voices (Let’s Go Eat the Factory | Guided By Voices Inc. | 2012)
  6. “Wild” – Beach House (Bloom | Sub Pop | 2012)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1415312/104radiofreeraytown.mp3″

Radio Free Raytown – Episode #104 (6/1/12)

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Episode 65: Swimming to Dry Land

‘Tis the season of insanity.  With everything going on this week, I barely squeezed in time to record this week’s show.  That’s not to say it is rushed and sub-par; it’s probably my favorite show I have done.  How could it possibly be bad with two Bob Pollard songs?!!  Enjoy.

  1. “Brand New Baby” – Semisonic (Great Divide/MCA/1996)
  2. “How We Shipwrecked Our Lives” – Britannika (Tales From Her Magesties Ship/Plastiq Musiq/1998)
  3. “Funeral Song” – Minks (Funeral Song 7″/Captured Tracks/2010)
  4. “Rhoda Rhoda” – Robert Pollard (Normal Happiness/Merge/2006)
  5. “Slow Hamilton” – Robert Pollard (Coast to Coast Carpet of Love/Merge/2007)
  6. “Peace on Earth” – Adrian Belew (The Acoustic Adrian Belew/DGM/1993)

Radio Free Raytown – Episode #65 (12/17/10)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1415312/65radiofreeraytown.mp3″
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