bacon in the morning playlist 4.30.10

Camera Obscura – The Sweetest Thing
MGMT – Kids
Old Canes – Little Bird Courage
Beirut – Scenic World
Blur – Song 2
Nada Surf – Popular
Camera Obscura – I Don’t Do Crowds
The New Pornographers – Bleeding Heart Show
The New Pornographers – Crash Years (double shot)
Bouncing Souls – Ole
Fanfarlo – The Walls Are Coming Down
OK Go – This Too Shall Pass
eventideall of the past (local…and awesome.)
She & Him – In The Sun
Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
K’s Choice – It’s Not A Habit (live)
The Cure – Mint Car (birthday request)
Camera Obscura – Eighties Fan
Regina Spektor – Apr├Ęs Moi
Jack Johnson – Flake

playlist 4.23.10

MGMT – Kids
Beastie Boys – Root Down
Green Day – East Jesus Nowhere
Garbage – Only Happy When It Rains
Janes Addiction – Been Caught Stealing
Camera Obscura – Alaska
OK Go – This Too Shall Pass
Vampire Weekend – Cousins
Camera Obscura – The Sweetest Thing
Interview with Lee Thomson
Cake – Never There
Cake – War Pigs (requested by Holly, double shot)
Tegan and Sara – Nineteen
Camera Obscura – Tougher Than The Rest (Bruce Springsteen cover)
Mastadon – Oblivion (requested)
Nirvana – Come As You Are
The Avett Brothers – Slight Figure of Speech
Passion Pit – Little Secrets
Antennas Up – Don’t Wait Up
Camera Obscura – I Don’t Do Crowds
Ultimate Fakebook – Inside Me, Inside You
The Ruckus – Never Stop

unearthed mixtape.

Sort of in the vein ofCassette from My Ex, I found a mixtape I made during a very transitional period of my life (both musically & emotionally) and I thought I’d post the songs, in order, for old time’s sake. I can still remember how I was feeling when I made this tape, and it wasn’t good. But the music is…at least some of it. It’s kind of a schizophrenic mixtape and, were I to make it now, I’d be more selective and find a better flow. And for sure there’s music in my collection now that I didn’t have then which would be better for how I was feeling then. Ah, well, live and learn.

There were some songs that worked, The Old 97’s Timebomb, for example. (Which is not the same as Rancid’s Timebomb, I assure you.)

I titled the tape “Oops there goes another year, oops there goes another pint of beer,” which is a lyric from Billy Bragg’s Greetings To The New Brunette (Shirley) which is one of my all-time favorite songs.

My favorite lyrics from that song are these:
I’m celebrating my love for you
With a pint of beer and a new tattoo
And if you haven’t noticed yet
I’m more impressionable when my cement is wet

Politics and pregnancy
Are debated as we empty our glasses
And how I love those evening classes

Billy Bragg pretty much rules.

Side A
The White Stripes – Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)
Dillinger Four – Our Science is Tight
Endless Struggle – Gold Old Days
Taking Back Sunday – Cute Without the “e”
Nirvana – Son of a Gun
Common Rider – Classics of Love
The Transplants – Weight on My Mind
The Pixies – Debaser
The Pretenders – Back on the Chain Gang
Fabulous Disaster – Short Fuse
Jurassic 5 – What’s Golden
The Blood Hound Gang – You’re Pretty When I’m Drunk
Sublime – Waiting for My Ruca
Big Dumb Face – Duke Lion

Side B
They Might Be Giants – We Want A Rock
Old 97s – Timebomb
Ultimate Fakebook – Soaked In Cinnamon
Justin Sane – Never Want To Leave Home
Billy Bragg – Shirley
$wingin Utter$ – Devious Means
Distillers – Sick of it All
Ramones – Swallow My Pride
The Beastie Boys – Gratitude
The White Stripes – I’m Finding It Harder To Be a Gentleman
Frogpond – I Did
U.S. Bombs – Contract
Bouncing Souls – Manthem
Less Than Jake – Look What Happened

This is your brain on Hogs.

bacon in the morning playlist 4.16.10

Antennas Up – This Way
Radio City – Speaking With Nothing
Sage Francis – The Buzz Kill
Beastie Boys – Body Movin
OK Go – This Too Shall Pass
Bush – Machine Head
Sugar Free All-Stars – Stinky
Foo Fighters – Learn to Fly
Norah Jones – Chasing Pirates
Phoenix – 1901
Maggie McClure– What’s It Like
Maggie McClure– All We Need
Broken Bells – The High Road
Vampire Weekend – Cousins
Split Lip Rayfield -Trucken Song [live] (local)
Los Campesinos! – There Are Listed Buildings
Of Montreal – Gronlandic Edit
Camera Obscura – The Sweetest Thing
The Ruckus – I Hate You The Most
Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks
Bad Religion f/Sage Francis – Let Them Eat War
Umphrey’s McGee – Andy’s Last Beer (requested via note by the guy sitting directly outside the studio)
Built to Spill – Hindsight
Sleater-Kinney – What’s Mine Is Yours
Ruskabank – My Friends
The White Stripes – You Don’t Know What Love Is

live interview with maggie mcclure tomorrow.

During tomorrow’s show I’ll be interviewing 23 year-old Norman, Oklahoma recording artistMaggie McClure,who plays piano-based pop. She’s been compared to artists such as Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles.

Her music has been featured on television programs such asThe HillsandThe Young and the Restless.

Listen live on our website, starting at 9:30.

I’m going to push back airing the interview with Camera Obscura’s, drummer, Lee Thomson until the April 23rd show but never fear, it shall air.

This is your brain on Hogs.