Tuesday, December 25, 2007

nakatomi plaza

1. last christmas - wham!
2. athene - hercules & love affair
3. international feel - todd rundgren
4. nobody but me (pilooski re-edit) - human beinz
5. waters of nazareth (erol alkan remix) - justice
6. prime time of your life/brainwasher (coachella 2006) - daft punk
7. olson - boards of canada

Monday, December 17, 2007

i wanted to hate this so bad...but i couldn't.
it's brilliance is undeniable.
it's not particularly fun, so i don't know if i could sit through it again...but it's still remarkable.
daniel day lewis is amazing.
the cinematography is stunning.
the score (by jonny greenwood) is sometimes intrusive, but mostly pitch perfect and haunting.

proven lands : jonny greenwood

Thursday, December 13, 2007

[hold it now, hit it]

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Lab: December 9th, 2007 (3:00-6:00am / KCRW)

Young Folks - Peter, Bjorn & John
The Get Go - New Young Pony Club
Declare Independance - Bjork
We Were Born the Mutants... - Of Montreal
Mer Du Japon (Teenagers Remix) - Air
Violator - White Williams
We Are the Teenagers - The Teenagers
Timebomb - Beck
Citizens of Tomorrow - Tokyo Police Club
Golden Skans - Klaxons
Victims - Shocking Pinks
Spring Hall Convert - Deerhunter
Spring and By Summer Fall - Blonde Redhead
Flakes - Mystery Jets
Heavy - Oh No
Fair Weather Friends - Daedelus
Lonely Hearts - Joakim
Saturate - Chemical Brothers
Hook It Up - R.Kelly
Umbrella (Diplo Mix) - Rihanna
Que Se Sepa - Roberto Roena
Do It Any Way You Wanna - Luie Ramirez
Athene - Hercules & Love Affair
Hands in the Dark - Chromatics
Sleep Deprivation - Simian Mobile Disco
Whoo! Alright...Uh-Huh - The Rapture
Alala - CSS
DVNO - Justice
Bodysnatchers - Radiohead
Bros - Panda Bear
Myth Takes - !!!
Weird - Menomena
Bluebells - Patrick Wolf
Deserter - Matthew Dear
The White Flash - Modeselektor
Like A Child - Junior Boys
Taken Too Young by TTA - Taken By Trees/Tough Alliance
Someone Great - LCD Soundsystem
Atlas (DJ Koze remix) - Battles
Ted (Bibio Remix) - Clark

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Accidental Rhythm: December 8th, 2007 (12:00-3:00am/KCRW)

Superheroes - Daft Punk
Aerodynamic Beats/Forget About the World - Daft Punk
The White Flash (feat. Thom Yorke) - Modeselektor
We Were Born the Mutants Again with Leafling - Of Montreal
Eisbaer - Grauzone
The Love That I Crave (Strata Remix) - The Blow
The Rhinohead (Pilooski Re-edit) - Von Sudenfed
Robodog - Ennio Morricone
Herzog - Clark
69th Street Bridge - John Carpenter
Disco Infiltrator - LCD Soundsystem
Polaroid Roman Foto - Ruth
Presidential - Oh No
Hung Up On My Baby - Isaac Hayes
Little High Things - Private Pink
Hands in the Dark - Chromatics
Pegaso - Professor Genius
Athene - Hercules & Love Affair
Tell Me That I'm Dreaming - Was(Not Was)
Still Going Theme - Still Going
Higher State of Consciousness/House of Jealous Lovers - Josh Wink/The Rapture
House of Jealous Lovers - The Rapture
Contort Yourself - James White & the Blacks
Move It - Cliff Richard & the Drifters
Adult Books - X
Mistakes - Devastations
Blue Eyed Boy - Renegade Soundwave
Silent Command - Cabaret Voltaire
Rollerdisco - Black Moth Super Rainbow
Green Arrow - Yo La Tengo
Love Song - Elton John
Being It - Arthur Russell
Girl on the Northern Line - Shocking Pinks
She's the One - Caribou
Because - The Beatles
She's the One - The Beta Band

Sunday, December 02, 2007



1. daisy bell - HAL 9000
2. higher state consciousness/house of jealous lovers (acapella) - josh wink/the rapture
3. house of jealous lovers - the rapture
4. contort yourself - james white & the blacks
5. oh sheila - sheila e. & prince
6. krush groovin' - krush groove krew
7. newsworthy - oh no
8. unhappy - outkast (big boi)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

"my last tuesday weld"


1. midnite maniac : krokus
2. primetime of your life : daft punk
3. realease the beast : breakwater
4. tu puta, mi casa : c.aarme
5. waters of nazareth : justice
6. wooden : simian mobile disco
7. world destruction : timezone
8. esp : buzzcocks
9. & down : boys noize

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Lab: November 25, 2007 (3:00-6:00am / KCRW)

Prototype - Outkast
Julia (Sped Up & Slowed Down by Editor B) - The Beatles
Mehmmet Emmi - Selda
Happy Soul with a Hook - Dave Cortez & the Moon People
Sun Lips - Black Moth Super Rainbow
Fair Weather Friends - Daedelus
Pogo - Digitalism
Gravity - Pylon
Soft as Snow - My Bloody Valentine
Perfect Skin - Health
Wasteder - Black Dice
Black Satin - Miles Davis
Forever in My Life - Prince
Perfect Kiss - New Order
Airwar - Crystal Castles
Goblin City (Holy Ghost Disco Dub) - Panthers
Sister Savior - The Rapture
F.S. - The Mantras
Who - Odyessey
On Just Foot - Black Devil Disco Club
Mind Your Own Business - Delta 5
My Beatbox (Les Rythmes Digitales Remix) - Deejay Punk-Roc
Sheila Take a Bow - The Smiths
Jennifer - Q-Burns Abstract Message
Alison - Slowdive
Emily - Shocking Pinks
Pink Frost - The Chills
Objects of My Affection - Peter, Bjorn & John
The Pink - Medicine
When You Sleep - My Bloody Valentine
Pulling Our Weight - The Radio Dept.
He Thought of Cars - Blur
The Mistake - Urge Overkill
Beggin' (Pilooski Re-edit) - Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
Rainbow Chaser - Nirvana
Birds - M83
Kushelrock - DJ Koze
Cherry-Coloured Funk - Cocteau Twins
Clear Day - Ulrich Schnauss
Goodbye, Goodbye - mu-Ziq

Friday, November 09, 2007

this is collinsville highschool yearbook.


1. kim's party w/her friends (1973) - FOUND SOUND
2. careering - public image limited
3. the angel - ministry
4. glitter pills - health
5. regret - new order
6. dead plane - no age
7. shadows fall - hello, blue roses
8. all my tears - spiritualized
9. sexual sportswear - sebastien tellier

Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Lab: October 21, 2007 (3:00-6:00am / KCRW)

Batman's Boogaloo - Bobby Valentin
Children's Story - Slick Rick
Out of the Races... - The Rapture
Paper Planes - M.I.A.
No.13 Baby - The Pixies
Making Time - Creation
Eddie - David Disbrow
Starman - David Bowie
Billy Budd - Morrissey
She's Lost Control - Joy Division
This Aching Deal - Shocking Pinks
Shoot the Pump - J.Walter Negro & Loose Joints
That's My DJ - Girl Talk
Milk It - Nirvana
From the Air (Dan the Automator remix) - Laurie Anderson
The Choice is Yours - Black Sheep
Athene - Hercules & Love Affair
Tell Me That I'm Dreaming - Was (Not Was)
Still Going Theme - Still Going
Da Mystery of Chessboxin' - Wu-Tang Clan
Milk Shake - Holy F*ck
Giant (Pilooski Re-edit) - The The
Goodbye Horses - Q. Lazzarus
The World's Strongest Man - Scott Walker
Rollerdisco - Black Moth Super Rainbow
Digital Love - Daft Punk
September/The Joker - Shinichi Osawa
As Above, So Below (Justice Remix) - Klaxons
Stars and Sons - Broken Social Scene
Keys to the City - The Go Team
Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles
We Will Rock You (Ruined by Rick Rubin) - Queen
International Feel - Todd Rundgren
Everyday is Halloween - Ministry
Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode
Mari - Martin Rev
Someone Great - LCD Soundsystem
Alberto Balsalm - Aphex Twin

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

so...this is the first actual post in a long long time. it's got some new girl talk, new radiohead, a couple of sick remixes, and a track by the shocking pinks (whose album is in my top 3 of the year.) aiiiight. enjoy.


1. play for today : the cure
2. bodysnatchers: radiohead
3. victims : shocking pinks
4. weird (dekoder remix) : menomena
5. $20 dollar : m.i.a.
6. veni vidi veci (diplo remix) : black lips
7. milkshake : holy fuck
8. let's run this : girl talk

[oh yeah...check out my show on demand @ kcrw.com at the link in the last post. it's only up for a week.]

Monday, October 22, 2007


so...here we are. "real deal like real deal holyfield."

saturday/sunday oct.21 was the most exciting/terrifying experience of my life. and it was live. worldwide. dios mio, mang.

thankfully it's up for a week for folks to experience. and thankfully it's only up for a week.

now that the ramp up for day #1 is over and done with...things'll get a little more regular.

aiiiight. chiillllll.

Monday, October 15, 2007

160 hours...'til the MAIN EVENT.

Friday, September 07, 2007


greetings from paris...playlist to come at a later date.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

whoa...this is like seeing the wizard behind the curtain. daft punk's rig from inside the alive 2007 tour pyramid. thanks mixmag and pitchfork.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

R.I.P. Tony Wilson; "Mr. Manchester."

Friday, August 10, 2007

hey yo...i'm back from big sur with a little philly-themed jawn for you.


1. philadelphia morning: bill conti
2. strangled by the stereo wire: archers of loaf
3. something in 4/4 time: daryl hall
4. situation: yaz
5. pack yr romantic mind: stereolab
6. interlude: cerrone
7. contort yourself: james white & the blacks
8. double pump: girl talk
9. teachers: daft punk
10. dirty talk: klein & MBO
11. hearyou: david disbrow

Monday, July 23, 2007

this jawn is crazy glazed! have a donut.


1. time: the donut of the heart - j dilla
2. i like it - grand puba
3. pink cookies in a plastic bag - ll cool j
4. mass appeal - gang starr
5. similak child - black sheep
6. ain't hip to be labelled a hippie - de la soul
7. outrun - people under the stairs
8. nothing like this - j dilla
9. your mom's in my business - k solo
10. ready or not - fugees
11. hook it up - r. kelly (ft. huey)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

dios mio, meng. this weekend was banaenaes...girl talk, plastic little, dave p + jdh, and...THESE GUYS. the encore was the sickest live show experience ever. EVER.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

months after it's release, it's not too hyperbolic to claim that "someone great" is THE track off sound of silver. stylus recently did a piece on it's heartbreaking lyrics (which are pretty effing heartbreaking) but as good as they are the real hook for me has always been the track. it's droning loop, stabbing synths, and twinkling chimes are entrancing. it was the most memorable section of 45:33 and i immediately made an instrumental edit of the track because i got tired of having to fast forward 20 minutes into it. when i heard it as a stand alone track on s.o.s. i felt like i knew james murphy. like i knew what he thought was great. if 45:33 was the result of experimenting and noodling, the someone great section was the diamond in the rough. catchy as "young folks," "atlas," "declare independance," and "i'm a flirt" may be, "someone great" is my favorite track of the year so far. and it might be james murphy's best track to date.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

as per brother marcos bupp's request...
i give you- the second sequel to bingo.
it's a little teenagers heavy because recently they've been blowing my mind. they've taken phoenix's "united" formula and gotten all railed up on lines of simian mobile disco. but the icing on this cake is actually right smack dab in the middle of the thing. pogo. damn. wuh-oh!


1. friday night at the drive-in bingo – jens lekman
2. i don’t want to be nice – john cooper clarke
3. pictures of (cindy) – josef k
4. we are the teenagers – the teenagers
5. pogo - digitalism
6. city (the teenagers rmx) – lo-fi-fnk
7. divebomb (crystal castles rmx) – the whip
8. the illness (teenagers rmx) goodbooks
9. homecoming (guns n’ bombs rmx) – the teenagers
10. sleep deprivation - s.m.d.

"YEAH! Wuh-OOOhhh! There's something in the air! Wuhh-OOOhhh!"

Saturday, July 07, 2007

albeit a little late..."chamber 4th."
(here's to the spirit of '76.)


1. 4th chamber : genius/gza
2. genesis : justice
3. sleep deprivation : simian mobile disco
4. my moon my man (boys noize remix) : feist
5. oblivion/humans : meat beat manifesto
6. great release : lcd soundsystem
7. arabian knights : siousxie and the banshees
8. golden skans : klaxons
9. take that : jurgen paape
10. lonely hearts : joakim
11. mer du japon (teenagers remix) : air

Monday, July 02, 2007

on saturday, after an hour of battles...i had to continue enjoying the show from the next room because i thought my ear drum would tear.
"the singer is a crook- oh-ey-oh..."

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

1982 saturday am phillykids know...this is how boys meet girls.

Friday, June 22, 2007

yesterday being the first day of a summer 2007 i put together a set of sweaty summer jawns to freak out to...like one of those days where it's so muggy you can't even catch your breath and the only thing on tv is soap operas...
heeeeere's "cruelly summer!"


1. snare hanger - battles
2. don't you evah - spoon
3. teachers - soulwax
4. smells like freeland - nirvana vs. adam freeland
5. do not break - ellen allien & apparat
6. let's get sick - mu
7. cruel summer - bananarama
8. the rhinohead - von sudenfed
9. love parasite - fad gadget
10.little cream soda - white stripes
11. us placers - c.r.s.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

there's a first time for everything.

this one's called..."unacceptable haircut."


1. devil's haircut : beck
2. atlas (dj koze remix) : battles
3. all rights reversed : chemical brothers ft. the klaxons
4. slip inside this house : 13th floor elevators
5. if i ever feel better : phoenix
6. above you : the whitest boy alive
7. can't you hear me knocking : the rolling stones
8. crossing line : the sea & cake
9. seconds : human league
10. eutow : autechre
11. richard's hairpiece : beck & aphex twin
12. diesel raven : chris clark

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

ONCE WAS 40/40

corc : autechre
kaini industries : boards of canada
diesel raven : chris clark
leyendecker : battles
scott : simian mobile disco
won't wash : hot chip
persons & machinery : unkle feat. autolux
dancevision : human league
stars : ulrich schnauss
wired : jence
new jack : justice
herr bar : clark
flim : aphex twin
pink batman : dan deacon

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Peyote Goomah:

1. fascist groove thing (we don't need no) - heaven 17
2. one minute to midnight - justice
3. olson - boards of canada
4. set the ray to jerry - smashing pumpkins
5. ankle injuries - fujiya & miyagi
6. clear coloured wine - engineers
7. space age love song - a flock of seagulls
8. top ranking - blonde redhead
9. up on crutches - sea & cake
10. painter in your pocket - destroyer
11. i want the one i can't have - the smiths

Monday, May 14, 2007

18 Laps II : The 10-minute mile

1. telecommunication - a flock of seagulls
2. girl toy - boom bip
3. sometimes i realise - engineers
4. on your own (robin guthrie version) - ulrich schnauss
5. marianne - the human league
6. bookshop casanova - the clientele
7. must be the moon (hot chip remix) - !!!
8. wake up - daft punk, cassius, & bob sinclair
9. rock #1 - cassius
10. this could be beautiful - metronomy
11. tak 3- plaid
12. big milk - dan deacon

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Monday, April 16, 2007

Pronunciation: 'sä-mEz-"dät
Function: noun
Etymology: Russian, from sam- self- + izdatel'stvo publishing house
: a system in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and countries within its orbit by which government-suppressed literature was clandestinely printed and distributed; also : such literature(m-w.com)

albeit presumptous and ranting, the psychic soviet is pure fun and a perfect extension of svenonious’ hysterical gospel yeh-yeh sermonizing and weird war psychedelic fonk-blooz politicizing. at times, the psychic soviet is like a literary equivalent to getting stoned with your favorite sociology professor…hilarious, verbose, self-important, paranoid, and hilarious. like “born on the floor” the book.
-from bookbeat.com/thebackroom

Sunday, April 15, 2007

this is...
bits of a broken social scene =

Stars And Sons 5:09 Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People Alternative 1 4/15/07 7:24 PM
Cause = Time 5:30 Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People 2 4/15/07 6:44 PM
I Slept With Bonhomme at the CBC 5:26 Broken Social Scene Feel Good Lost 2 10/1/06 7:39 PM
Da Da Dada 7:09 Broken Social Scene Beehives Rock 5 4/15/07 6:37 PM
Swimmers 2:57 Broken Social Scene Broken Social Scene 1 4/15/07 6:38 PM
Blues for Uncle Gibb 6:59 Broken Social Scene Feel Good Lost Rock 1 4/15/07 6:38 PM
Mossbraker 5:33 Broken Social Scene Feel Good Lost Rock 1 4/15/07 6:38 PM
Cranley's Gonna Make It 5:24 Broken Social Scene Feel Good Lost 1 4/15/07 6:40 PM
Pitter Patter Goes My Heart 2:24 Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People Post Rock 1 4/15/07 6:40 PM
7/4 (shoreline) 4:53 Broken Social Scene album.final 2 4/15/07 6:43 PM
Guilty Cubicles 3:03 Broken Social Scene Feel Good Lost 2 4/15/07 6:43 PM
Lover's Spit 6:22 Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People Alternative 1 4/15/07 6:41 PM

Friday, April 13, 2007

reLA :

1. performance / tones on tail
2. the other side of mt. heart attack / liars
3. instrumentals volume 1 / arthur russell
4. andy warhol / david bowie
5. beyond the drapes / mew
6. cherry-coloured funk / cocteau twins
7. fire it up / modest mouse
8. 505 / arctic monkeys
9. i'm not always so stupid / wedding present
10. gimme that love thing / arbiters
11. like new / deerhunter
12. pulling our weight / the radio dept.
13. bros / panda bear
14. like clockwork springs / daedelus
15. moody / esg
16. time / richard hell
17. born on the floor / make-up

Saturday, April 07, 2007

thanks mckenna.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

FILE UNDER: best existential fight songs

modern world (wolf parade)

i’m not in love with the modern world
i’m not in love with the modern world
it was a torch driving the savages back to the trees

modern world has more ways
and i don’t mention it since it’s changed
while the people go out and the people come home again

it’s gotta last to build up your eyes
and a lifetime of red skies
and from my bed saying your haunted hissing in my bed

modern world don’t ask why
cause modern world will build things high
now they house canyons filled with life

modern world I’m not pleased to meet you
you just bring me down
modern world I’m not pleased to meet you
you just bring me down
modern world I’m not pleased to meet you
you just bring me down
modern world I’m not pleased to meet you
you just bring me down

although "apologies..." came out a while back -way back in 2005, modern world still has the ability to send me into ecstatic fits of broad smiled air guitar-air drum-table piano-fist pumping-violent head shaking. it is also probably one of the best songs i've ever heard performed live. (the wiltern. summer 2006. beautiful velma from scooby doo sat behind me with her hipster dickhead boyfriend. i had to get up out of my seat and spaz out in the aisle. and the boys from wolf parade were showering the audience with light and the chugging stomp kept rising with the howling of the band and the audience and there was no way to avoid really just FEELING it. it was revival rally type emotion.

they're smart to not give it away...it's dangerous stuff knock-yr-block-off type stuff. but i've posted a couple other jabs that they are kind enough to share off their website. bob and weave.



Monday, April 02, 2007

H.O.R.S.E. -

1. D.A.N.C.E. : justice
2. bostich : yello
3. white horse : laidback
4. haldern : boys noize
5. the thrill of it all (M.A.N.D.Y. vs booka shade rmx) : roxy music
6. get down saturday night : oliver cheathem
7. don go do it : the rapture
8. over you : roxy music
9. bigmouth strikes again : the smiths
10. comfy in nautica : panda bear
11. providence : sonic youth
12. fleetwood mac : sara
13. working to work : field music
14. beautiful life : gui baratto
15. ali in the jungle : the hours
16. staring at the sun : tv on the radio