Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gonzo news

What was previously sparse blogging has become practically non-existent. I shall try harder, friends.

One reason for inactivity is that I've been devoting my blogging energy to Popblerd, an excellent collaborative music/pop culture blog. Lots of content, kept up to date (which is a hell of a lot more than I can say for the Music-O-Rama as of late!). Check it out! For the time being, I'll continue to focus my blogging there, but will also try to revive this blog a bit.

I've also stopped posting my radio playlists, mostly out of pure laziness. On that note, dear readers I regret to inform you that my show on WIUP will cease at the end of July (exact date TBD). Time for a break, that's all. Keep on listening though, the station continues to improve - and I think this will continue in the coming academic year (we've already had some great show proposals).


-Dr. Gonzo

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dr. Gonzo's MJ tribute 6/26

So I've been bad about posting playlists lately. But I thought I'd share the set from hour 2 of this week's show, as it was devoted to MJ. I tried to steer away from too many obvious picks, which made it more fun. DAH.

J5-Feelin' Alright (live)
J5-Maybe Tomorrow
J5-Dancing Machine
Jacksons-Blame it on the Boogie
MJ-Off the Wall
Jacksons-Lovely One
MJ-Baby Be Mine
MJ-Another Part of Me
MJ-Who is It
MJ-They Don't Care About Us
MJ-Whatever Happens
MJ-This is It

Monday, May 16, 2011

Gonzo on the air, 5/15

INXS-Guns in the Sky
The Cure-Hot! Hot! Hot!
Deerhoof-I did Crimes for You
Alina Simone-Sun Kissed Slashes
The Beatles-Rain
Peter, Bjorn & John-Dig a Little Deeper
Smith Westerns-Fallen in Love
Kurt Vile-Smoke Ring for My Halo
Big Star-Battle of El Goodo
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti-Can't Hear My Eyes
Echo & The Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here
Jesus & Mary Chain-Taste of Cindy
The Vaselines-Son of a Gun
Vivian Girls-Trying to Pretend
Foo Fighters-Baker Street
Faith No More-Falling to Pieces
David Bowie-African Night Flight
Thao & Mirah-How Dare You
Tom Tom Club-The Man with the Four-Way Hips
Rainbow Arabia-Blind
Stereo MCs-Deep Down & Dirty
Poly Styrene-I Luv Ur Sneakers
Jamie Lidell-Little Bit of Feel Good
Alan Wilkis-It's Been Great
Raphael Saadiq-Stone Rollin'
Stevie Wonder-Another Star

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Stone Rollin'

Caught this on VH1 Classic yesterday. I wasn't gaga over Saadiq's last disc, though I appreciated the retro soul vibe. His latest single hit the spot, however. Possible early contender for my summer jam.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Gonzo on the air, 5/1

Pixies-Bone Machine
Arctic Monkeys-Don't sit Down 'Cause I Moved Your Chair
British Sea Power-Mongk II
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists-Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?
The Brutes-Last Man Left Hungry
Hot Hot Heat-Middle of Nowhere
Pains of Being Pure at Heaert-My Terrible Friend
Yeasayer-I Remember (request)
Bright Eyes-Shell Games (request)
Laura Jansen-Wicked World
The Cars-Since You're Gone
The Kinks-Where Have All the Good Times Gone?
Roxy Music-Editions of You (request)
Phantogram-Bloody Hands
Peter Gabriel-Shock the Monkey
Bat for Lashes-Trophy
Royksopp-Senior Living
AnaRobik-Communicate (Aquazoo Project remix)
Add N to X-Murmur One
Duran Duran-Notorious
UNKLE feat. Nick Cave-Money and Run
Nikka Costa-Can'tneverdidnothin'
Scissor Sisters-She's My Man