Posts tagged “Nine Black Alps

May 1, 2009: Show #20

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I last updated this blog, so here I am. It’s kind of sad that I have to start every other post with pretty much that exact sentence, especially considering how much free time I have. But whatever. Here we are, and to atone somewhat for my recent absence I give you Bret Michaels getting clotheslined by a Tony Awards set piece.

Oh, I kid you, Mr. Michaels. I know you’ve contributed a lot to American pop culture. Without Poison, nobody would know what “Unskinny Bop” means. And without Rock of Love Bus, we wouldn’t have been subjected to the first televised twat shot that wasn’t on HBO or late-night Cinemax or some random subscription-only porn channel. Truth be told, I’m not sure what to make of this dude. Sometimes he actually does seem like a nice guy, but then sometimes on his show he’ll make the girls do or wear something really sleazy, and one of them will be like, “I don’t feel comfortable doing this” and he’ll just say, “Oh, come on, you need to learn how to party.”

But enough about Bret Michaels. I’m not even sure why I’m writing so much about him since I’m not a Poison fan and I didn’t play any of his music on my show. And speaking of which, here’s the playlist from May 1, 2009.

1. The Clash, “Clampdown” (London Calling)

2. The Strokes, “Reptilia” (Room On Fire)

3. Foxboro Hot Tubs, “Highway 1” (Stop Drop And Roll!!!)

4. The Beatles, “I’m Only Sleeping” (Revolver)

5. The Decemberists, “The Crane Wife 3” (The Crane Wife)

6. Radiohead, “The Trickster” (My Iron Lung EP)

7. Interpol, “Mammoth” (Our Love To Admire)

8. Pavement, “Embassy Row” (Brighten The Corners)

9. Spoon, “Don’t Make Me A Target” (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga)

10. The National, “Trophy Wife” (Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers)

11. The Smashing Pumpkins, “Here Is No Why” (Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness)

12. Squeeze, “Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)” (Singles — 45’s And Under)

13. R.E.M., “Strange” (Document)

14. Wintersleep, “Jaws Of Life” (Untitled)

15. Weezer, “Slave” (Maladroit)

16. The Fall Of Troy, “The Dark Trail” (Manipulator)

17. Bloc Party, “Like Eating Glass” (Silent Alarm)

18. Alkaline Trio, “Mercy Me” (Crimson)

19. Muse, “Stockholm Syndrome” (Absolution)

20. Nine Black Alps, “Get Your Guns” (Everything Is)

21. Radiohead, “Bodysnatchers” (In Rainbows)

22. Nirvana, “Endless Nameless” (Nevermind bonus track)

23. Kings Of Leon, “Talihina Sky” (Youth And Young Manhood bonus track)

24. Minus The Bear, “Electric Rainbow” (Planet Of Ice bonus disc)

25. Blur, “Me, White Noise” (Think Tank hidden track)

26. Queens Of The Stone Age, “The Fun Machine Took A Shit And Died” (Era Vulgaris bonus track, certain editions only)

So since I’m starting to run low on playlist posts, what to do aside from ENJOY THE GENIUS and Top 5 posts? Don’t you worry your pretty little heads, all five of you readers who come here searching for something other than pictures of tits. I’ve got ideas, so stay tuned. And I’ll try to update more regularly, but I won’t guarantee anything. In the immortal words of Eric Cartman, “What-eva! What-eva! I’ll do what I want!”

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April 3, 2009: Show #17

Hey everyone! I’ve got good news and bad news for you all.

Bad news first: As it turns out, the motherboard in my computer got all fucked up by a virus or something, so I had to get a new one. To everyone who has ever created a computer virus in your life, FUCK YOU. I HOPE SOMEONE FINDS A WAY TO PUT A COMPUTER VIRUS IN YOUR BRAIN SO YOUR DEATH SHALL BE ONE OF GREAT POETIC JUSTICE. Of course, then somebody will find a way to build on this idea and make these computer viruses contagious from person to person. Who says technological advances are always good things?

While I’m on the subject of evil technology, I wonder how many people thought the wheel was a bad idea. There’s your food for thought for today.

Also, more bad news: This show is by far the shortest playlist in the history of Listen Up! And that includes the hour-long “audition shows” I did in the fall 2008 semester. It got cut off by Maryland baseball before the one-hour mark, also making this the first edition of Listen Up! that didn’t end with a weekly Top 5 list. But isn’t that how it always goes? The jocks beating up the band geeks or something like that? First they took your lunch money, then they took your girlfriends, now they’re taking your airtime on the radio.

BUT THEYLL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!

BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!

Bowling For Soup was fuckin’ right, man — high school never ends.

Now for the good news. I’ve got a new computer now, which means things should be proceeding normally again — no more relying on YouTube and Last.fm for my playlists! Plus, I’ll also be able to update this blog on a more regular basis. Unfortunately, I don’t have my shows saved on this computer, so I won’t be able to upload any new download files for a while.

Anyway, on to the playlist!

1. Thrice, “Firebreather” (The Alchemy Index — Vol. 1: Fire)

2. Kings Of Leon, “Fans” (Because Of The Times)

3. Nine Black Alps, “Shot Down” (Everything Is)

4. We Are Scientists, “Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt” (With Love And Squalor)

5. Bloc Party, “So Here We Are” (Silent Alarm)

6. Queens Of The Stone Age, “Someone’s In The Wolf” (Lullabies To Paralyze)

7. The Fall Of Troy, “Semi-Fiction” (Manipulator)

8. Radiohead, “Palo Alto” (Airbag/How Am I Driving? EP)

Told you that was a short playlist. And as always, join my Facebook group, keep tuning in every Friday from 6-8 p.m. on WMUC2, and keep watching this space.


Feb. 27, 2009: Show #14

Here’s the playlist for my Feb. 27, 2009 show on WMUC2. No lengthy introductions this time, but as always, join my Facebook group if you have an account there (and haven’t already joined), keep listening every Friday from 6-8 p.m. on WMUC2, and keep watching this space.

1. John Mayer Trio, “Who Did You Think I Was” (Try! John Mayer Trio Live)

2. We Are Scientists, “Altered Beast” (Brain Thrust Mastery)

3. Snow Patrol, “Whatever’s Left” (Final Straw)

4. Nine Black Alps, “Unsatisfied” (Everything Is)

5. Muse, “The Small Print” (Absolution)

6. TV On The Radio, “Crying” (Dear Science)

7. Spoon, “I Turn My Camera On” (Gimme Fiction)

8. Kings Of Leon, “The Bucket” (Aha Shake Heartbreak)

9. At The Drive-In, “Napoleon Solo” (In/Casino/Out)

10. Burning Brides, “Arctic Snow” (Fall Of The Plastic Empire)

11. Alkaline Trio, “Private Eye” (From Here To Infirmary)

12. Dead Confederate, “Goner” (Wrecking Ball)

13. The Sword, “How Heavy This Axe” (Gods Of The Earth)

14. Mastodon, “Hunters Of The Sky” (Blood Mountain)

15. Opeth, “Coil” (Watershed)

16. Minus The Bear, “Dr. L’Ling” (Planet Of Ice)

17. My Morning Jacket, “I’m Amazed” (Evil Urges)

18. Nirvana, “Breed” (Nevermind)

19. The Whigs, “Production City” (Mission Control)

20. Bloc Party, “One Month Off” (Intimacy)

21. The Fall Of Troy, “Act One, Scene One” (Doppelganger)

22. Foo Fighters, “But, Honestly” (Echoes, Silence, Patience, & Grace)

23. Blur, “The Universal” (The Great Escape)

24. The Beatles, “Let It Be” (Let It Be)

25. Sigur Ros, “Starálfur” (Ágætis Byrjun)

26. Radiohead, “How To Disappear Completely” (Kid A)


Feb. 6, 2009: Show #11

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


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.