Posts tagged “TV On The Radio

The Birthday-Holiday Haul

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!

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Hey Look, Another Collection Update

Hey everyone, I’m back on the blogosphere with another eagerly-anticipated (by very few people, if any) Colin’s Collection update. I’ve been pretty busy with job hunting lately, going to career fairs, browsing Craigslist, checking temp agency websites, and other wonderful stuff. Okay, I’m lying about that last bit — job hunting is pretty much the most frustrating and depressing thing in the world.

The good news is that so far this has been a pretty good year for music. I just keep on adding stuff to my collection, and with new releases from the likes of My Morning Jacket (Circuital comes out on 5/31) and the Arctic Monkeys (the oddly titled Suck It And See arrives in June) on the horizon, I know I’m still not done.

My latest musical acquisitions are coming up after the jump.

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An Old-School Colin’s Collection Post

Lately I’ve noticed that my Colin’s Collection posts have become increasingly tough to write because I’ve been trying to add little blurbs to the list about the band or the album or whatever. The thing is, sometimes that leaves me having trouble finding something to say about albums I haven’t listened to enough yet. So for now I think I’ll go back to the old style of just listing the albums, only with some videos from the albums in question.

The list comes up after the jump, but for now here are some recent or upcoming albums I’d like to get my hands on…

Foo Fighters, “Rope” (from Wasting Light)

 

Elbow, “Neat Little Rows” (from Build A Rocket Boys!)

 

TV On The Radio, “Will Do” (from Nine Types Of Light)

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POTW #6: I Heard These Songs, They’re Alright

All right, I’m going to finally give myself a break from writing about Radiohead all the time! And in the process I’m going to resurrect a feature that, thanks to my lengthy hiatus from the ol’ blogosphere, has been buried since October of 2009. It’s time once again for my Picks of the Week!

Of course, maybe in this case I should change the name to Picks of the Year or something. Or maybe just Picks of the Month. I mean, even back in ’09 I was only doing Picks of the Week posts every couple months or so. So maybe it should be Picks of the Last Couple of Months? …Nah, Picks of the Week rolls off the virtual tongue a lot better. Plus, it only requires me to think of songs I’ve been listening to a lot in the last seven days, which is a lot easier. This edition of Picks of the Week features some brand-new music and a couple older songs from perhaps a wider range of genres than in any other POTW post. And it’s coming up after the jump…

…and also this new single from TV On The Radio, which just came out two days ago. Enjoy!

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Sept. 25, 2009: Show #25

Hey everyone. I know I’ve really been slacking with the blog lately — not that anyone would notice, since I haven’t had a double-digit hit count since September 24 — but I just haven’t really felt like blogging for whatever reason. I’d like to say I had a better excuse than that for slacking off with this thing, but that’s just how it is.

Anyway, here’s the playlist from the 9/25/09 show. Hopefully one of these days I’ll actually write something more substantial than one of these playlist posts. That, however, would require me to stop being a lazy slacker.

1. Radiohead, “Bangers & Mash” (In Rainbows bonus disc)

2. TV On The Radio, “Golden Age” (Dear Science)

3. Arctic Monkeys, “Fake Tales Of San Francisco” (Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not)

4. Cave In, “Lost In The Air” (Antenna)

5. Band Of Horses, “Is There A Ghost” (Cease To Begin)

6. RX Bandits, “Tainted Wheat” (…And The Battle Begun)

7. At The Drive-In, “A Devil Among The Tailors” (In/Casino/Out)

8. Kings Of Leon, “Notion” (Only By The Night)

9. Interpol, “Slow Hands” (Antics)

10. Deerhunter, “Saved By Old Times” (Microcastle)

11. The Clash, “Lost In The Supermarket” (London Calling)

12. British Sea Power, “Down On The Ground” (Do You Like Rock Music?)

13. Thrice, “As The Crow Flies” (The Alchemy Index: Vol. 3 — Air)

14. Foo Fighters, “Cold Day In The Sun” (In Your Honor)

15. Spoon, “Jonathon Fisk” (Kill The Moonlight)

16. My Morning Jacket, “Thank You Too!” (Evil Urges)

17. Minus The Bear, “When We Escape” (Planet Of Ice)

18. The National, “Secret Meeting” (Alligator)

19. R.E.M., “Near Wild Heaven” (Out Of Time)

20. Pavement, “Major Leagues” (Terror Twilight)

21. Radiohead, “Lucky” (OK Computer)

22. Red Hot Chili Peppers, “She’s Only 18” (Stadium Arcadium)

23. Muse, “Muscle Museum” (Showbiz)

24. Snow Patrol, “Shut Your Eyes” (Eyes Open)

25. Bloc Party, “Signs” (Intimacy)

26. Weezer, “El Scorcho” (Pinkerton)

27. The Beach Boys, “Wendy” (Endless Summer)

28. The Decemberists, “O Valencia!” (The Crane Wife)

29. Elvis Costello, “Veronica” (Spike)

30. The Beatles, “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” (Abbey Road)


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.


Mar. 6, 2009: Show #15

This playlist is the shortest I’ve done since the one-hour era of Listen Up! The Maryland baseball team had a game being broadcasted over WMUC2, so my show started about an hour later than usual.

I won’t be doing a show this Friday, March 20, due to me being home in Pennsylvania for Spring Break. Or as I like to call it, Winter Break Jr. The weather around here is still kind of cloudy and chilly. Still, it’s always nice to spend some quality time with the family.

Thanks to Eranga Fernando for filling in for me today. I know I had put the show on the fill-in registry a little later than I probably should have, so I’m glad to know my time slot was taken.

Here’s the playlist from my March 6, 2009 show on WMUC2. See you on the 27th, and as always: tune in every Friday on WMUC2 from 6-8 p.m., join my Facebook group, and keep watching this space!

1. The Fall Of Troy, “Mouths Like Sidewinder Missiles” (Doppelganger)

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

3. Interpol, “C’mere” (Antics)

4. The National, “Lit Up” (Alligator)

5. Bloc Party, “Luno” (Silent Alarm)

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

7. Blur, “Out Of Time” (Think Tank)

8. Minus The Bear, “Knights” (Planet Of Ice)

9. Spoon, “Sister Jack” (Gimme Fiction)

10. Mastodon, “Joseph Merrick” (Leviathan)

11. Green Day, “Last Ride In” (Nimrod)

12. Incubus, “Battlestar Scralatchtica” (Make Yourself)

13. Radiohead, “Fast-Track” (“Pyramid Song” EP)

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

15. At The Drive-In, “Pattern Against User” (Relationship Of Command) — you won’t hear this in the download file because I had to stay an extra few minutes until the next host arrived


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)


Jan. 30, 2009: Show #10

Finally into double digits!

I know I said I was done with the “old playlist” posts. That still applies — this playlist is from last week. Lawyer logic for the win… or something like that. Here’s the playlist.

1. Radiohead, “Electioneering” (OK Computer)

2. At The Drive-In, “Extracurricular” (Relationship Of Command)

3. Kings Of Leon, “Molly’s Chambers” (Youth And Young Manhood)

4. Modest Mouse, “Ocean Breathes Salty” (Good News For People Who Love Bad News)

5. The Walkmen, “That’s The Punch Line” (Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone)

6. Dead Confederate, “Heavy Petting” (Wrecking Ball)

7. Rise Against, “Black Masks And Gasoline” (Revolutions Per Minute)

8. The Smashing Pumpkins, “Jellybelly” (Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness)

9. The Sword, “To Take The Black” (Gods Of The Earth)

10. Motorhead, “Ace Of Spades” (Ace Of Spades)

11. Metallica, “Motorbreath” (Kill ‘Em All)

12. Mastodon, “Island” (Leviathan)

13. Queens Of The Stone Age, “Medication” (Lullabies To Paralyze)

14. High On Fire, “Silver Black” (Blessed Black Wings)

15. AC/DC, “Have A Drink On Me” (Back In Black)

16. Deerhunter, “Nothing Ever Happened” (Microcastle)

17. TV On The Radio, “Dancing Choose” (Dear Science)

18. Spoon, “Someone Something” (Kill The Moonlight)

19. The Beatles, “Happiness Is A Warm Gun” (The White Album)

20. My Morning Jacket, “Masterplan” (It Still Moves)

21. We Are Scientists, “Impatience” (Brain Thrust Mastery)

22. The National, “Karen” (Alligator)

23. The Whigs, “Already Young” (Mission Control)

24. Muse, “Knights Of Cydonia” (Black Holes & Revelations)

25. Stone Temple Pilots, “Interstate Love Song” (Purple)

26. Beck, “E-Pro” (Guero)

27. Foo Fighters, “Monkey Wrench” (The Colour And The Shape)

28. Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody” (A Night At The Opera)

29. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Runnin’ Down A Dream” (Greatest Hits, also on Petty’s solo album Full Moon Fever)


Nov. 7, 2008: Show #5 – Halloween Special!

Here’s the playlist for my Nov. 7, 2008 show on WMUC2. Originally this playlist was supposed to air on Halloween, but then the Phillies had to go and win the World Series and have the parade on Halloween. And I wasn’t missing that for the world — it was the first time I’d ever seen any of my teams win anything. So rather than scrap the “Halloween special” idea, I decided to just do it a week late. Hey, if The Simpsons can get away with a late Halloween special every year, then so can I!

1. High On Fire, “Devilution” (Blessed Black Wings)

2. Early Man, “Death Is The Answer” (Closing In)

3. Rancid, “Ghost Band” (Indestructible)

4. Vampire Weekend, “A-Punk” (Vampire Weekend)

5. Bloc Party, “Hunting For Witches” (A Weekend In The City)

6. The Beatles, “Helter Skelter” (The White Album)

7. The Clash, “Four Horsemen” (London Calling)

8. TV On The Radio, “Wolf Like Me” (Return To Cookie Mountain)

9. Baroness, “The Birthing” (Red Album)

10. Black Sabbath, “Paranoid” (Paranoid)

11. Warren Zevon, “Warewolves Of London” (Excitable Boy)

12. Garbage, “#1 Crush” (‘Romeo + Juliet’ Soundtrack)

13. At The Drive-In, “Sleepwalk Capsules” (Relationship Of Command)

14. Iron Maiden, “Run To The Hills” (The Number Of The Beast)

15. Incubus, “Rogues” (Light Grenades)

16. Interpol, “Evil” (Antics)

17. Kings Of Leon, “Black Thumbnail” (Because Of The Times)

18. Probot, “Shake Your Blood” (Probot)

19. Muse, “Hyper Music” (Origin Of Symmetry)

20. Mastodon, “March Of The Fire Ants” (Remission)

21. Opeth, “The Lotus Eater” (Watershed)

22. Queens Of The Stone Age, “Mosquito Song” (Songs For The Deaf)

23. Metallica, “Ride The Lightning” (Ride The Lightning)

24. Radiohead, “The Amazing Sounds Of Orgy” (“Pyramid Song” single)

25. Aphex Twin, “Come To Daddy” (Come To Daddy)

26. Slayer, “Raining Blood” (Reign In Blood)