Posts tagged “Jimi Hendrix

May 8, 2009: Show #21

Hey everyone! I’m finally back after yet another lengthy hiatus from the blogosphere. I just got back home last night from a nine-day vacation with my family in Ocean City, MD (we have a house down there). The weather was consistently pleasant, despite the meteorologists’ insistence to the contrary for a few days; the pool was always a bit chilly at first but would soon become comfortable; there was a nice breeze at the beach; the new Harry Potter movie was pretty solid; my dad celebrated his birthday; the Phillies have been kicking ass for the last few weeks (including tonight’s 10-1 demolition of the Cubs) and are the favorites to trade for kickass pitcher Roy Halladay; Married With Children reruns were on a lot in the morning and are still hilarious; I finally got to read Thank You For Smoking; and all in all it was a pretty good week.

So now that I’m back in the Keystone State, I bring you the playlist for my penultimate show of the 2008-09 school year on May 8, 2009. The playlist and more after the jump!

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March 27, 2009: Show #16

Hey everyone. I haven’t updated much lately. Unfortunately, I’ve had some problems with my computer lately. Not quite Blue Screen of Death problems, but more like Blue Screen of Comatose. I only get a black screen now. I’ve had this problem before and the computer was eventually fixed, so hopefully I’ll be able to get that taken care of soon. And it actually went black minutes before I was about to do the very show I’m writing about now, so this playlist was pretty much all from memory. Here we go.

1. Radiohead, “Maquiladora” (“High & Dry”/”Planet Telex” EP)

2. My Morning Jacket, “Anytime” (Z)

3. Jimi Hendrix, “Crosstown Traffic” (Electric Ladyland)

4. Muse, “City Of Delusion” (Black Holes & Revelations)

5. The Sword, “Winter’s Wolves” (Age Of Winters)

6. Between The Buried And Me, “Informal Gluttony” (Colors)

7. High On Fire, “Turk” (Death Is This Communion)

8. Mastodon, “Divinations” (Crack The Skye)

9. Metallica, “Fight Fire With Fire” (Ride The Lightning)

10. Iron Maiden, “The Trooper” (Piece Of Mind)

11. The Dillinger Escape Plan, “Horse Hunter” (Ire Works)

12. Slayer, “Altar Of Sacrifice” (Reign In Blood)

13. Danzig, “Mother” (Danzig)

14. Nine Inch Nails, “1,000,000” (The Slip)

15. TV On The Radio, “DLZ” (Dear Science)

16. At The Drive-In, “Invalid Litter Dept.” (Relationship Of Command)

17. The Whigs, “1000 Wives” (Mission Control)

18. The National, “So Far Around The Bend” (Dark Was The Night compilation)

19. Bloc Party, “Banquet” (Silent Alarm)

20. Snow Patrol, “Warmer Climate” (Eyes Open bonus track)

21. Minus The Bear, “Patiently Waiting” (Planet Of Ice bonus disc)

22. Thrice, “Digital Sea” (The Alchemy Index — Vol. 2: Water)

23. Radiohead, “Kid A” (Kid A)

24. The Walkmen, “Blizzard Of ’96” (Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone)

And just because I’ve had computer problems lately doesn’t mean I can’t do my show anymore, so keep tuning in every Friday from 6-8 p.m. on WMUC2, join my Facebook group, and of course keep watching this space.


Feb. 13, 2009: Show #12 – Valentine’s Day Special

Hey everyone. In an attempt to lighten the mood of this blog somewhat after the last post’s journey into the realm of scary music (not to mention the darker reaches of my imagination), here’s the playlist from my Valentine’s Day special on Feb. 13, 2009.

1. Jimi Hendrix, “Foxey Lady” (Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix)

2. Blur, “Coffee & TV” (13)

3. The Smashing Pumpkins, “Cupid De Locke” (Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness)

4. Spoon, “Finer Feelings” (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga)

5. Daft Punk, “Something About Us” (Discovery)

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

7. The Darkness, “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” (Permission To Land)

8. We Are Scientists, “Lethal Enforcer” (Brain Thrust Mastery)

9. Coldplay, “Yellow” (Parachutes)

10. The Police, “Next To You” (Outlandos d’Amour)

11. Green Day, “Extraordinary Girl” (American Idiot)

12. Queens Of The Stone Age, “In My Head” (Lullabies To Paralyze)

13. Foo Fighters, “Big Me” (Foo Fighters)

14. The Strokes, “12:51” (Room On Fire)

15. Cake, “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” (Comfort Eagle)

16. Bloc Party, “Sunday” (A Weekend In The City)

17. Minus The Bear, “Pachuca Sunrise” (Menos El Oso)

18. Muse, “Unintended” (Showbiz)

19. Radiohead, “All I Need” (In Rainbows)

20. My Morning Jacket, “Knot Comes Loose” (Z)

21. Garbage, “Milk” (Garbage)

22. The Beatles, “Something” (Abbey Road)

23. Snow Patrol, “Grazed Knees” (Final Straw)

24. Weezer, “Across The Sea” (Pinkerton)

25. The Beach Boys, “God Only Knows” (Pet Sounds)

26. U2, “All I Want Is You” (Rattle & Hum)

27. Peter Gabriel, “In Your Eyes” (So)


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)


Top 5 Songs I’d Like To See In A “Guitar Hero” Or “Rock Band” Game

(originally featured on the Oct. 10, 2008 show)

These days, the kids sure do love Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Love ’em. Can’t get enough of ’em. Need proof? Go to YouTube some time and search for your favorite song. Chances are, some kid’s uploaded a video of himself playing it in a custom Guitar Hero level.

Sure, you’ve got all the detractors saying things like “PLAY A REAL GUITAR” or “JUST ‘CAUSE YOU’RE GOOD AT GUITAR HERO DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN PLAY GUITAR,” but let’s be reasonable — if you honestly think Guitar Hero will make you significantly better at guitar, it’s time to pony up for some lessons. Also, I’ve got a bridge in Philadelphia I’d like to sell you. I can’t keep my name connected to it much longer — I don’t want to be associated with the myriad of devastated Eagles fans who would like nothing more than to hurl themselves off the nearest bridge in the wake of yet another disappointing playoff loss. (For the record, I’m also an Eagles fan.)

But I digress. Guitar Hero and Rock Band are fun games. They don’t really try to be anything other than really fun games. And isn’t that what video games are all about? I mean, come on… just because you’re good at Ace Combat doesn’t mean you’re Maverick. Halo won’t turn you into an expert marksman, no matter what Jack Thompson tries to tell you. And playing Final Fantasy doesn’t make you a master at wielding giant swords that are bigger than your body either, which is fine by me — you don’t want the ladies thinking you’re trying to compensate for something, do you?

With each new installment of Guitar Hero or Rock Band, lots of people start making up wish lists for songs to include in the game. This list is mine.

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Oct. 10, 2008: Show #2

Here’s the playlist from my second-ever show on WMUC2, and hopefully I’ll be able to make the whole “downloading the show” thing work since I’ve never tried this before. I’ll have to get the space upgrade first, though.

1. Foo Fighters, “Wattershed” (Foo Fighters)

2. Minus The Bear, “Michio’s Death Drive” (Menos El Oso)

3. Rancid, “Out Of Control” (Indestructible)

4. The Sword, “Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians” (Gods Of The Earth)

5. Future Of The Left, “adeadenemyalwayssmellsgood” (Curses)

6. Baroness, “Wanderlust” (Red Album)

7. My Morning Jacket, “Remnants” (Evil Urges)

8. Nirvana, “Very Ape” (In Utero)

9. The Fall Of Troy, “‘You Got A Death Wish, Johnny Truant?'” (Doppelganger)

10. Jimi Hendrix, “Little Wing” (Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix)

11. Mastodon, “Capillarian Crest” (Blood Mountain)

12. Muse, “Plug In Baby” (Origin Of Symmetry)

13. Radiohead, “Paranoid Android” (OK Computer)

14. Metallica, “Master Of Puppets” (Master Of Puppets)