Sunday, February 21, 2010

Gonzo on the air, 2/22

Jucifer-The Lambs (pt 1)
Gore Gore Girls-Pleasure Unit
The Ramones-Gimmie Gimmie Shock Treatment
Devo-Girl U Want
They Might Be Giants-Dig My Grave
Yeasayer-Ambling Alps
Santogold-Lights Out
Dirty Projectors-Stillness is the Move
Yo La Tengo-Shaker
Local Natives-Sun Hands
Lightspeed Champion-Marlene
T Rex-Baby Strange
MGMT-Pieces of What
Velvet Underground-Candy Says
Band of Horses-The Funeral
Paul Westerberg-Things
Big Star-Thank You Friends
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-Change of Heart
Elvis Costello and the Attractions-Girls Talk
Regina Spektor-On the Radio
Roxy Music-More Than This
Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer-Redemption Song
Beck-Nobody's Fault But My Own
Willie Nelson-I've Just Destroyed the World I'm Living In
Simon and Garfunkel-Fakin' It
Loretta Lynn-Trouble on the Line
Bruce Springsteen-Atlantic City

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wow - I totally forgot about this, but I definitely remember it:


Then there's this.

say I'm the only bee in your bonnet

On my favorite morning show ("The Big Show" on Iowa City's KCJJ) recently had a discussion about this song. I don't really listen to TMBG very frequently, but when you're in the mood, they really hit the spot. And of course there are lots of memories associated with those songs.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Gonzo on the air, 2/14

New York Dolls-Lookin' for a Kiss
The Creation-Making Time
Derek White and the Monophobics-Mean Tambourine
Vampire Weekend-Cousins
Ra Ra Riot-Can't You Tell
Persephone's Bees-Way to Your Heart
Spoon-Mystery Zone
The Dandy Warhols-Bohemian Like You
Pains of Being Pure at Heart-Teenager in Love
She & Him-In the Sun
Regina Spektor-Better
Paul McCartney-Every Night
Beach House-Norway
Neon Indian-Psychic Chasms
Obsbourne Bros.-Rocky Top
Ryan Shaw-Do the 45
Shirley Ellis-The Handclapping Song
Jamie Lidell-Wait for Me
Aretha Franklin-96 Tears
Joe Tex-You Said a Bad Word
Aceyalone-Take it to the Top (remix)
Sly and the Family Stone-The Underdog
Outkast-Happy Valentine's Day
Kano-Can't Hold Back (Your Loving)
The Temper Trap-Sweet Disposition (Alan Wilkis remix)
Cut Copy-Hearts on Fire
Cherrelle-Didn't Mean to Turn You On
Val Young-Seduction

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Google + mp3

To paraphrase Kembrew McLeod, file under "Overzealous Copyright Bozos:"

Via Pitchfork:

Over the past few days, the Google-owned blogging service Blogger has been deleting a number of popular mp3 blogs. After news of the removals circulated, Google's Blogger Buzz blog issued a statement. (Via the Daily Swarm.)

It said, "When we receive multiple DMCA [Digital Millennium Copyright Act] complaints about the same blog, and have no indication that the offending content is being used in an authorized manner, we will remove the blog".

The post points out that the company's usual policy when receiving a DMCA complaint is to notify the offending blogger and to reset the offending post to "draft" status to allow the blogger to delete it. The post also acknowledged that the company sometimes gets DMCA complaints about material that a blogger is actually legally allowed to use, like the authorized mp3s that publicists and record label marketing departments send out for promotional purposes. "If this happens to you, it is imperative that you file a DMCA counter-claim so we know you have the right to the music in question. Otherwise, if we receive multiple DMCA complaints for your blog, this could very well constitute repeat offenses, compelling us to take action."

The statement doesn't explain why so many blogs were removed in such a short period of time.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Gonzo on the air, 2/7

Dead Kennedys-Kill the Poor
The Damned-Neat Neat Neat
The Buzzcocks-I Don't Mind
Surfer Blood-Harmonix
The XX-Crystalized
The Raveonettes-Last Dance
Beach House-Walk in the Park
Antony and the Johnsons-Epilepsy is Dancing
Bat for Lashes-Sleep Alone
The Who-Out in the Street
The Kinks-Louie Louie
The Noisettes-Beat of My Heart
Bird and the Bee-Diamond Dave
Peter Bjorn and John-Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (Girl Talk remix)
Nirvana-About a Girl
The Dead Weather-Treat Me Like Your Mother
Four Tet-Angel Echoes
Aphex Twin-Come On You Slags
Justice-Waters of Nazareth
Tape Beatles-Scream Scream Scream
Liverpool Sound Collage-Free Now
John Oswald-Mad Mod
Negativland-Why is This Commercial
Kraftwerk-Pocket Calculator
Brian Eno-The Fat Lady of Limburg
Zapp-More Bounce to the Ounce

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Literal Video Versions

Some of you have probably come across these on You Tube - Literal Video Versions. Essentially, witty fans sync up a karaoke track to its music video, and alter the lyrics to render literal descriptions of what's happening on screen. They have mixed results, I must say. But someone just hipped me to the literal version of Billie Jean, which is quite good:

My favorite remains the literal version of Tears for Fears' "Head Over Heels"

Monday, February 1, 2010

Gonzo on the air, 1/31

Blur-Music is My Radar
Spoon-Is Love Forever
Spoon-Mystery Zone
Love is All-Last Choice
Camera Obscura-The Sweetest Thing
Keren Ann-Lay Your Head Down
New Young Pony Club-Lost a Girl
Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Shame and Fortune
The Vaselines-Son of a Gun
United States of America-Garden of Earthly Delights
The Mourning Reign-Evil-Hearted You
CSS-Reggae All Night
Nino Moschella-The Fix
Yoko Ono-The Sun is Down!
Felix da Housecat-Elvi$
Kid Sister-Daydreaming
La Roux-Bulletproof
Shannon-Let the Music Play (12" version)
Blackrock-Ain't Nothing Like You
N.A.S.A.-Way Down
Donna Allen-Serious
Slave-Just a Touch of Love
Barry White-Louie Louie

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