Posts tagged “Double Dagger

Top 5 Lists I Didn’t Get To Do On My Show

During my tenure at WMUC2 as the host of Listen Up!, I did 34 shows. Only two of them ended without a Top 5 list – three if you count the Top 20 Shortest Songs list, which I did as part of an experiment to see how many songs I could squeeze into two hours – and only one of those was because I didn’t have an idea for the week. The other was because my show was cut short by a Maryland baseball game.

Terrapins baseball: Interrupting my radio shows since 2009.

Of course, along with the 32 lists that made it to the airwaves, there were several list ideas that I never got to do. Most of the time it was because I had a hard time thinking of five songs with which to fill the list, which kind of defeats the purpose of the whole “Top 5” thing. But that’s what happens when you try to classify songs into excessively specific categories, especially because my brain isn’t quite the encyclopedia of music knowledge that I would have liked for it to be. It certainly would have made filling these lists a lot easier!

As always, the fun begins after the jump.

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Top 5 Favorite Song Titles (For Now)

(originally featured on the Nov. 21, 2008 show)

There are plenty of ways to make a song memorable for your listeners. You could write really intelligent, thoughtful, or clever lyrics that people can relate to or think about long after the song’s over. You could be a master of melodies, crafting instantly recognizable hooks that never ever ever get unstuck from the listener’s head once they get stuck in it. If you’re particularly awesome at your instrument of choice, you could play a really cool solo that fits right into your song like a hand inside a glove.

Or you could always give your song a really hilarious title. And no matter what you think of the bands on this list, you have to admit that they do have a knack for amusing song titles.

That said, if you don’t like “emo-punk…” ABANDON ALL HOPE, YE WHO ENTER HERE. Because there are going to be two such songs on this list. And since this is strictly about the song titles, I figure I don’t have to do too much of a write-up beyond listing other amusing song titles by the bands on this list.

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Dec. 12, 2008: Show #9, #9, #9, #9…

#9, #9, #9, #9, #9, #9, #9, #9, #9…

So here it is! The last of the “old show” playlists! The last show of the Fall 2008 semester! And the last one before Christmas. We’re pretty much all caught up now.

1. The Whigs, “Like A Vibration” (Mission Control)

2. Coheed & Cambria, “A Favor House Atlantic” (In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3)

3. Foxboro Hot Tubs, “Mother Mary” (Stop Drop And Roll!!!)

4. Muse, “Exo-Politics” (Black Holes & Revelations)

5. Razorlight, “In The Morning” (Razorlight)

6. Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Hard To Concentrate” (Stadium Arcadium)

7. Snow Patrol, “Last Ever Lone Gunman” (When It’s All Over We Still Have To Clear Up)

8. Queens Of The Stone Age, “Feel Good Hit Of The Summer” (Rated R)

9. Jimi Hendrix, “Freedom” (Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix)

10. Kings Of Leon, “Use Somebody” (Only By The Night)

11. Interpol, “Obstacle 1” (Turn On The Bright Lights)

12. Alkaline Trio, “Mr. Chainsaw” (From Here To Infirmary)

13. Double Dagger, “Camera Chimera” (Ragged Rubble)

14. Bloc Party, “Talons” (Intimacy)

15. Rancid, “Ruby Soho” (…And Out Come The Wolves)

16. Minus The Bear, “Absinthe Party At The Fly Honey Warehouse” (Highly Refined Pirates)

17. The Fall Of Troy, “Chapter II: A Strange Conversation” (Phantom On The Horizon)

18. At The Drive-In, “Pickpocket” (In/Casino/Out)

19. Incubus, “I Miss You” (Make Yourself)

20. R.E.M., “Nightswimming” (Automatic For The People)

21. The National, “Fake Empire” (Boxer)

22. My Morning Jacket, “Wordless Chorus” (Z)

23. Radiohead, “Scatterbrain (As Dead As Leaves)” (Hail To The Thief)

24. Everclear, “Hating You For Christmas” (So Much For The Afterglow bonus track)

25. Thurl Ravenscroft, “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

26. The Beach Boys, “Little Saint Nick”

27. The Pretenders, “2000 Miles”

28. Chuck Berry, “Run Rudolph Run”

29. The Kinks, “Father Christmas”

30. The Lonely Island, “Dick In A Box (feat. Justin Timberlake)” (from Saturday Night Live)


Nov. 21, 2008: Show #7

Here’s the playlist for my Nov. 21, 2008 show on WMUC2. As I said before, I’m just trying to get all the “old playlist” posts done and over with.

1. Bloc Party, “Helicopter” (Silent Alarm)

2. White Rabbits, “Kid On My Shoulders” (Fort Nightly)

3. The Hives, “Here We Go Again” (Barely Legal)

4. Mute Math, “Typical” (Mute Math)

5. Pearl Jam, “Do The Evolution” (Yield)

6. Mastodon, “Sleeping Giant” (Blood Mountain)

7. The Sword, “Barael’s Blade” (Age Of Winters)

8. Jimi Hendrix, “Manic Depression” (Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix)

9. At The Drive-In, “Alpha Centauri” (In/Casino/Out)

10. The Clash, “Death Or Glory” (London Calling)

11. Green Day, “St. Jimmy” (American Idiot)

12. Interpol, “Length Of Love” (Antics)

13. Nine Black Alps, “Just Friends” (Everything Is)

14. Nirvana, “On A Plain” (Nevermind)

15. The Police, “Truth Hits Everybody” (Outlandos d’Amour)

16. Nine Inch Nails, “We’re In This Together” (The Fragile)

17. Queens Of The Stone Age, “I Never Came” (Lullabies To Paralyze)

18. R.E.M., “Pop Song 89” (Green)

19. My Morning Jacket, “Aluminum Park” (Evil Urges)

20. Kings Of Leon, “True Love Way” (Because Of The Times)

21. Foo Fighters, “Good Grief” (Foo Fighters)

22. The National, “Guest Room” (Boxer)

23. The Beatles, “Glass Onion” (The White Album)

24. Radiohead, “Life In A Glasshouse” (Amnesiac)

25. My Chemical Romance, “You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison” (Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge)

26. Fall Out Boy, “I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me” (From Under The Cork Tree)

27. The Fall Of Troy, “We Better Learn To Hotwire A Uterus” (Doppelganger)

28. Double Dagger, “I Was So Bored I Wanted To Hang Myself On The Dancefloor” (Double Dagger)

29. Minus The Bear, “Thanks For The Killer Game Of Crisco Twister” (Highly Refined Pirates)


Nov. 14, 2008: Show #6

Here’s the playlist from my Nov. 14, 2008 show on WMUC2. I figure I’ll just try to get these “old playlist” posts out of the way as soon as I can just to get everyone up to speed and stuff. And I swear I’ll get around to that upgrade eventually so — hopefully — I’ll be able to post downloadable show files. So far, I’ve only been able to get my four one-hour shows and the show I just did on Friday. When I do get that upgrade, there will be another page button at the top of the home page that’ll say something like “Downloads” or something like that. Anyway, here’s the playlist.

1. Sigur Ros, “Gobbledigook” (Med sud I eyrum vid spilum endalaust — in English: With a buzz in our ears we play endlessly)

2. Nine Black Alps, “Cosmopolitan” (Everything Is)

3. Pearl Jam, “Comatose” (Pearl Jam)

4. Spoon, “You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb” (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga)

5. The Walkmen, “The Rat” (Bows + Arrows)

6. The Fall Of Troy, “Sledgehammer” (Manipulator)

7. The Dillinger Escape Plan, “Milk Lizard” (Ire Works)

8. Double Dagger, “Luxury Condos For The Poor” (Ragged Rubble)

9. Bloc Party, “Halo” (Intimacy)

10. Drive-By Truckers, “The Righteous Path” (Brighter Than Creation’s Dark)

11. Foo Fighters, “Disenchanted Lullaby” (One By One)

12. We Are Scientists, “Let’s See It” (Brain Thrust Mastery)

13. Rancid, “Ivory Coast” (Indestructible)

14. Lagwagon, “May 16” (Let’s Talk About Feelings)

15. Man Or Astroman?, “9 Volt” (Experiment Zero)

16. Eagles Of Death Metal, “I Gotta Feelin (Just Nineteen)” (Death By Sexy)

17. Queens Of The Stone Age, “I’m Designer” (Era Vulgaris)

18. The Whigs, “Right Hand On My Heart” (Mission Control)

19. Nirvana, “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle” (In Utero)

20. Green Day, “J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)” (International Superhits!)

21. The National, “Apartment Story” (Boxer)

22. My Morning Jacket, “Lay Low” (Z)

23. Weezer, “Why Bother?” (Pinkerton)

24. Kings Of Leon, “Charmer” (Because Of The Times)

25. Snow Patrol, “Spitting Games” (Final Straw)

26. Matthew Sweet, “Sick Of Myself” (100% Fun!)

27. Minus The Bear, “Ice Monster” (Planet Of Ice)

28. Radiohead, “Nude” (In Rainbows)

29. Vampire Weekend, “Oxford Comma” (Vampire Weekend)

You probably won’t hear any of the last song because I had to go a little longer than usual.