Thursday, May 29, 2008

heathers bar live recording

a recording of my May 14th live set at Heathers Bar is up,
listen to it here.

the replacements - within your reach
the call - the walls came down
ultra vivid scene - special one
talking heads - warning sign
the b-52's - dirty backroads
fun boy three - our lips are sealed
the the - giant
new order - thieves like us
wide boy awake - slang teacher
china crisis - seven sports for all
ric ocasek - true to you
the go go's - you can't walk in your sleep
the divinyls - ring me up
hoodoo gurus - come anytime
marshall crenshaw - run back to you
ramones - slug
suburban lawns - anything
blondie - Xoffender
joan jett - you don't know what you've got
pretenders - kid
the patti smith group - ask the angels
nick lowe - cruel to be kind
elvis costello - welcome to the working week
squeeze - pulling mussels [from the shell]
the cars - you can't hold on too long
tones on tail - instrumental
ultra vivid scene - lynn-marie #1
wake - favour
echo & the bunnymen - all i want
warsaw - no love lost
the cure - grinding halt
the psychedelic furs - pulse
the jesus & mary chain - i love rock & roll
the sound - acceleration group
sad lovers & giants - things we never did
romeo void - ventilation
the waitresses - bread and butter
delta 5 - triangle
josef k - heaven sent
the fall - fiery jack
polyrock - go west
the ex - watchdogs
buzzcocks - moving away from the pulsebeat
richard hell & the voidoids - down at the rock & roll club
sonic youth - panty lies
the cramps - sunglasses after dark
the misfits - hollywood babylon
pixies - dead
the vaselines - son of a gun
talking heads - and she was
the b-52's - legal tender
the vapors - jimmy jones
lene lovich - lucky number
xtc - earn enough for us
the english beat - best friend
the specials - little bitch
r.e.m. - exhuming mcCarthy
the jam - town called malice
the replacements - left of the dial
the wedding present - everyone thinks he looks daft
unrest - cath carroll

the recording is a bit low, but it is a live recording, think of it as a bootleg.
you really had to be there. the part with
fleetwood mac's tusk, in its entirety, was unfortunately cut out.
more to come soon...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

bring a sweater

click here to listen:
the jesus & mary chain ~ halfway to crazy
black tambourine ~ throw aggi off the bridge
my bloody valentine ~ never say goodbye
pixies - trompe le monde
talulah gosh ~ talulah gosh
the sea urchins ~ pristine christine
the smiths ~ rusholme ruffians
the wedding present ~ i'm not always so stupid
the bodines ~ therese
the field mice ~ sensitive
r.e.m. ~ stumble
the feelies ~ original love
lowlife ~ reflections of I
the servants ~ loggerheads
wire ~ map ref 41 degrees n 93 degrees w
josef k ~ endless soul
mixed by john the third

Thursday, May 15, 2008

upcoming recordings

Thanks to everyone who stopped by last night. I'm crossing my fingers hoping my recording came out okay. The little recording device at the bar is somewhat cryptic. I felt like the ape from 2001: A Space Odyssey trying to figure it out. Hopefully, those of you who missed out can at least hear my set soon. Honestly, I don't blame you for not coming, it was frickin cold out! For mid-May? Yeah. What is this the mountains? It was like 75 degrees in the afternoon and 50 at night. Anyways I'm not sincerely complaining about the weather, I'm attempting a segway here.
My latest "official" recording is no doubt inspired by the crisp weather we've been having here in New York. Which is why I named it "Bring a Sweater". I actually like spring when the mornings are a little chilly. I get on the heel-toe with my hoodie up and my headphones on. I find myself listening to a lot of music with jangley guitars and extra fuzzy distortion. So it's a selection of tracks from the indie, C86, shoegazer and related flavors of the late 80's and early 90's.
I'll be posting that as soon as my modem issue at home is resolved. My modem is fried so I'm posting from elsewhere. I recently realized that it has been on for about 3 years now, of course it's fried. Why they build modems without an on/off switch or auto-shutdown is beyond me...Way beyond me. Again, makes me feel like the space ape [see also: frustrating devices without interfaces], which is a nice dovetail for me to end this rambling post.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Heathers May 14th

may 14th
9pm - 1am
506 E. 13th street
between A & B
i've been hard at work steadily building my collection deeper into
the 80's decade. i've got a new Mute Records retrospective
i just started sinking my fangs into. i never know
exactly what i'm going to play, but some bands that have
been on heavy headphone rotation lately are
The Cramps, The B-52's, Young Marble Giants,
Suburban Lawns, Polyrock, Orange Juice, and Glaxo Babies.
so i'll probably be playing a few selections from those and a
whole lot more. i've got 4 hours and i'm bringing about
6000 songs with me!
see you there

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

stay tuned...

I'm playing a live set next week. More info soon.