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Episode 31: Floating in Space

In my attempts to introduce a friend to the work of a particular artist, I sometimes avoid telling him/her about an artist’s greatest songs. I’ll be the first to admit this is a little silly. It seems like I get a little self-conscious and think that it’ll hurt my cred if I go for that big, easy hit song. But if it’s good, who cares? Furthermore, when I’m dealing with obscure bands who never really had a hit in the first place, why does it matter? I’m such a loser.


  1. “T.I.B.W.F.” – The Budos Band (The Budos Band/Daptone/2005)
  2. “Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space” – Spiritualized (Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space/Dedicated/1997)
  3. “Refined” – Ten Kens (Ten Kens/Fat Cat/2008)
  4. “Golden Cities” – Unwed Sailor (The Faithful Anchor/Burnt Toast Vinyl/2001)
  5. Tired of Living – Roadside Monument (Roadside Monument/Frodus Split EP/Tooth and Nail/1997)
  6. An Unknown Spring – Louis Phillipe (An Unknown Spring/Wonder Records/2007)

Radio Free Raytown – Episode #31 (3/4/10)

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All-star rotation

Here is this week’s rotation, in no particular order.

10. Suzannah Johannes – Suzannah Johannes EP
9. Doug Burr – The Shawl
8. The Temptations – Psychedelic Soul (disc two)
7. Tortoise – Beacons of Ancestorship
6. Aphex Twin – Richard D. James Album
5. Unwed Sailor – The White Ox
4. Depeche Mode – Sounds of the Universe
3. Bobby Bare – The Moon Was Blue
2. Tin Hat Trio – The Rodeo Eroded
1. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – The Complete Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (discs one and two)

I know, Johannes’ music sounds exactly like everything they play on The Bridge, but she’s just so good. And she plays with the guys from Ghosty. So I don’t really care.

By the way, The White Ox is horrible. Don’t get it if you think you’re going to get the Unwed Sailor of yore. It’s like ambient noise, but uninteresting ambient noise. Boring, boring, boring. So why have I been listening to it? I hoped it would help us fall asleep several nights this week.

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