Once again, it’s time to unveil my not-exactly-weekly Picks of the Week! And it’s an extra-special edition this time because today is February 29th, and how often do you get to post things on February 29th? (The answer: Every four years. Duh.) Yeah, I know, that’s the lamest reason anyone has ever given for calling anything a special edition (George Lucas, all is forgiven). This entire introductory paragraph is making me sound like that stupid Batman villain who is driven mad by his obsession with the days of the week. And no, I did not make that up. His name is Calendar Man and he is excruciatingly lame.
You’re probably wondering what’s up with the bizarre title of this post. I usually title my Picks of the Week posts after a lyric from one of the featured songs, but the best I could come up with was something involving promising people jetpacks. That will make sense shortly. But first, allow me to treat you to not one, but two brand-spanking-new songs from Radiohead.
“Cut A Hole”
The picks of the week are coming up after the jump – but not after any messages from my sponsors, because I don’t have any.
Well, now that the holiday season is officially behind us (and gift return season is in full swing), it’s time to show off some of my presents. Time for a Colin’s Collection post!
I haven’t done one of these in a while — not since around the middle of June, actually. And not because I haven’t had my eye on any new music. It’s mainly because my birthday is within three months of Christmas, so I figured I’d hold off on this until after the holidays. (For purposes of this post, or at least based on when it was posted, “holidays” includes New Year’s and birthdays for my mom and my sister.) The result is what could be one of the longest Colin’s Collection lists ever, as I ended up getting eight new albums over the last couple months. The list is coming up after the jump!
Here’s the playlist for my Feb. 6, 2009 show on WMUC2. I’ve been trying to update the Download page to add more show files, but no luck so far. Stay tuned just in case.
1. The Strokes, “Juicebox” (First Impressions Of Earth)
2. Interpol, “Narc” (Antics)
3. The Hives, “A Get Together To Tear It Apart” (Veni Vidi Vicious)
4. Led Zeppelin, “Heartbreaker” (Led Zeppelin II)
5. Pearl Jam, “Spin The Black Circle” (Rearviewmirror: Greatest Hits 1991-2003)
6. Bloc Party, “Better Than Heaven” (Intimacy)
7. Daft Punk, “Digital Love” (Discovery)
8. Kings Of Leon, “Closer” (Only By The Night)
9. The Police, “Deathwish” (Regatta De Blanc)
10. Minus The Bear, “We Are Not A Football Team” (Highly Refined Pirates)
11. R.E.M., “I Don’t Sleep, I Dream” (Monster)
12. Foo Fighters, “Statues” (Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace)
13. Coldplay, “Don’t Panic” (Parachutes)
14. The Clash, “The Card Cheat” (London Calling)
15. The National, “Abel” (Alligator)
16. My Morning Jacket, “Off The Record” (Z)
17. Incubus, “Paper Shoes” (Light Grenades)
18. Nine Black Alps, “Behind Your Eyes” (Everything Is)
19. Citizen Cope, “Son’s Gonna Rise” (The Clarence Greenwood Recordings) — for Dan O. from the Jersey Shore
20. Breaking Benjamin, “Forget It” (We Are Not Alone)
21. Snow Patrol, “Take Back The City” (A Hundred Million Suns)
22. Battles, “Leyendecker” (Mirrored)
23. Nirvana, “Lounge Act” (Nevermind)
24. Green Day, “Longview” (Dookie)
25. Muse, “Hysteria” (Absolution)
26. Radiohead, “Dollars & Cents” (Amnesiac)
27. Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Around The World” (Californication)
28. The Beatles, “Back In The U.S.S.R.” (The White Album) — you won’t hear this in the download file because I had to go over by a couple minutes to fill dead air until the next host arrived