Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"$50 cool cash!"

This is the best late-night YouTube find in a loooooong time:

Monday, October 25, 2010

Gonzo On the Air, 10/24

Paul McCartney-Too Many People
Spoon-You Got Yr Cherry Bomb
Ra Ra Riot-Do You Remember
Florence and the Machine-Kiss With a Fist
The Raveonettes-Last Dance
Best Coast-When I'm With You
Pains of Being Pure at Heart-Teenager in Love
M83-Kim & Jessie
Local Natives-Wide Eyes
UUVVWWZ-Shark Suit
Los Campesinos-Plan A
Primus-Have a Cigar
Nirvana-Scentless Apprentice
White Stripes-Ball and Biscuit
The Black Keys-Tighten Up
Twin Shadow-Tyrant Destroyed
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti-Can't Hear My Eyes
The Cars-Since You're Gone
The Family-Screams of Passion (12" mix)
Terrence Trent D'arby-Wishing Well (12" mix)
Barry Adams-Something Wicked This Way Comes
Donald Byrd-Think Twice
Graham Central Station-I Believe In You

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I have a feeling this will haunt my dreams tonight.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Gonzo on the air, 10-17

Taco-Puttin' on the Ritz (12" mix)
Belle & Sebastian-I'm Not Living in the Real World
Peter, Bjorn & John-Amsterdam
David Byrne feat. Santigold-Please Don't
Mission of Burma-That's When I Reach for My Revolver
The Replacements-Anywhere is Better than Here
Grinderman-Worm Tamer
Wolf Parade-Ghost Pressure
Young the Giant-My Body
The Clash-Straight to Hell
The Guards-I See it Coming
MIA-Born Free
Holy Fuck-Red Lights
Yoko Ono-You're the One
Chromeo-Don't Turn the Lights On
Robyn-We Dance to the Beat
Royksopp-Miss it So Much
Gnarls Barkley-Just a Thought
Fever Ray-Mercy Street
Blakroc feat. Mos Def-On the Vista
Janelle Monae feat. Big Boi-Tight Rope
Flo-Rida-Right Round (request)
Das Racist-Commercial
Jody Watley-Don't You Want Me
Val Young-Seduction

Friday, October 15, 2010

Playlists from Back 2 School Daze

Back in September, my musical partner in crime and I deejayed together once again. This comes very late, but here is the rundown of what we spun in case you're interested:


Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face (Female Version)
El Coco - Cocomotion
M.F.S.B. - K-Jee
Metro Area - Dance Reaction
Calvin Harris - Acceptable in the '80s
Charlie - Spacer Woman
Les Rhythmes Digitales - Hypnotise
Soviet - Candy Girl
David Bowie - John, I'm Only Dancing (Sax Version)
Roxy Music - Do the Strand
The Jam - Sounds From the Street
New Young Pony Club-Lost a Girl
Midnight Oil-Beds Are Burning
New Order-True Faith
Midnight Star-Midas Touch (Hell Interface remix)
Felix da Housecat-We All Wanna Be Prince
David Bowie-Modern Love
Quasimoto-Astro Black
Camp Lo-Luchini (A.K.A. This It It)
Nas-It Ain't Hard to Tell
SWV-Right Here (Human Nature Remix)
Big Boi-Shutterbug
Stevie Nicks-Stand Back
Kate Bush-The Big Sky
Sheena Easton-Sugar Walls
New Edition-My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?)
Cee Lo-Fuck You
Style Council-Walls Come Tumbling Down
The Action-I'll Keep On Holding On
Stevie Wonder-Uptight (Everything's Alright)
Robyn-Don't Fucking Tell Me What to Do
Chromeo-Night by Night
Rick James-17
Rockwell feat. MJ-Somebody's Watching Me
Lady Gaga-Monster
Duran Duran-Girls on Film
Neneh Cherry-Buffalo Stance (12" Mix)
Prince and the Revolution-1999
Lil' Kim-Crush on You
2Pac-I Get Around
EU-Da Butt
Salt N Pepa-Push It
Janet Jackson-Miss You Much
The Time-Jungle Love
Notorious BIG-Juicy
Bell Biv Devoe-Poison
Gwen Stefani-Hollaback Girl
Run DMC-It's Tricky
Digital Underground-The Humpty Dance
Public Enemy-Terminator X to the Edge of Panic
MJ-Billie Jean (12" mix)
MJ-Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Madonna-Dress You Up (12" mix)
New Order-Age of Consent
Jaylib-The Red
Peaches-Fuck the Pain Away
Spank Rock-Bumb
Amanda Blank-Might Like You Better
Lil' Wayne-Pussy Monster

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Runnin' Down a Dream

I know I've been slack in posting much more than radio playlists as of late. The first month and a half of the semester did me in. But I've had this post brewing for a few weeks, and it's time to get it out.

I recently watched the Peter Bogdanovich documentary Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream. I've always been a big fan of the Heartbreakers, and was curious as to what insight the documentary would provide. I was a little dismayed when the discs came from Netflix. This sucker clocks in at just under four hours. Now, I love me some Tom Petty, but that seems like overkill for a straightforward documentary on a pretty straightforward rock band.

But overkill it is not. I found myself drawn into the Heartbreakers' story for the film's duration, eagerly awaiting the insights and developments of the next documented phase of the band's career.

The film is rather comprehensive - following the boys from their youth in southern Florida to their stabs at obtaining a record contract, their rise to stardom in the 1970s, becoming video icons in the 1980s, the solo work, the Wilburys, the 1990s material - it's all here. And it's all told with such by the band themselves - every member was interviewed in depth, as were associates of the band (producers, former managers, family members, ex-band members, as well as a who's-who of rock stars from the 1970s through today).

And it is a surprisingly gripping story from the perspective of what was happening behind the scenes (infighting, substance abuse, family struggles, creative differences) and simply being able to see Tom and the band develop their craft over the course of 30 years.

Perhaps most interesting to me were the well chronicled battles between Petty and the music industry. I knew he was always an advocate for fans, but I never realized just how many times he went to bat against the corporate music biz (and he remains so today, critiquing the radio industry on The Last DJ, getting into hot water over offering free downloads, etc.).

To put it simply, if you're a fan of the music, the documentary is an absolute must. The four-disc set includes a DVD of the Heartbreakers' 30th Anniversary Concert in Gainesville, as well as a CD of rarities and outtakes. Rock on.

Check out the trailer:

And what the hell, here's one of my favorites:

Monday, October 11, 2010

Crystal Castles: "Baptism"

New video for one of my favorite tracks off of one of my favorite discs of 2010:

Gonzo on the air, 10-10

Sex Pistols-Holiday in the Sun
Frank Black and the Catholics-Bad Harmony
Ty Segall-My Sunshine
The Buzzcocks-I Don't Mind
The Black Angels-Telephone
Johnny Thunders-Daddy Rolling Stone
The Ramones-I Don't Want to Grow Up (live)
Luge-All About Love
The Hotrats-Damaged Goods
Spencer Davis Group-I'm a Man
The Greenhornes-Shelter of Your Arms
Lightspeed Champion-Middle of the Dark
The National-Anyone's Ghost
The Doors-The Soft Parade
Sleigh Bells-Rill Rill
Tom Tom Club-Lorelei
New Order-1963
Solomon Burke-Cry to Me
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings-She Ain't a Child No More
Aloe Blacc-I Need a Dollar
The Roots-Walk Alone
Fela Kuti-Who're You

Monday, October 4, 2010

Gonzo on the air, 10/3

Cinematic Orchestra-Evolution
Broken Bells-The High Road
Yeasayer-Madder Red
Eleni Mandell-Iowa City
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros-Home
The Walkmen-Stranded
Bruce Springsteen-The Promised Land
Credence Clearwater Revivial-It Came Out of the Sky
The Drums-Best Friend
Talking Heads-People Like Us
Justin Townes Earle-Harlem River Blues
Iron & Wine-Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car
Boss Hog-I Dig You
Sia-Clap Your Hands
The Ting Tings-We Walk
Four Tet-Angel Echoes
Chromeo-Night by Night
Robyn-In My Eyes
Whodini-Freaks Come Out at Night
Rockwell-Somebody's Watching Me
Kraftwerk-Musique Non Stop
Cibo Matto-Sugar Water
The Bird and the Bee-One on One