Wednesday, August 30, 2006


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I was going to bore everyone with the goings-on from the last week, but I decided I'd rather bore you with a few random songs - selected for no apparent reason, other than they're what I wanna hear tonight.

First up - and the most important song of the night - is a track by Radio Birdman. RB was one of the last links from the Stooges/Dolls era to the Ramones/Damned era of punk. From Australia, no less. Criminally unknown in the US, they're worth checking out. Lucky for you, their very first US tour hits The Black Cat next week. That's right - first US tour. It only took them 30 years to get here (they started in 1974) . Now's your chance. Don't blow it.

Radio Birdman - Aloha Steve and Danno

Sloan - The Good In Everyone - Just your basic, kick-ass perfect pop song. These guys should be huge. No justice, eh?

Funkadelic - Funky Dollar Bill - The world needs more funk. Get off your ass and jam, indeed. From the incredibly uneven (but wonderfully titled) Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow.

Cedars - This Century - Despite my last post, these guys are still a great band. Big, dreamy sounds. Looking forward to the new cd.

These next two always remind me of high school. Back when WHFS was "our little secret". New Wave was was fun, exciting and oh-so-cool for the few of us living way out in the ghetto who got it. Most of all - it was a good time. These songs always remind me not to take myself so damn seriously.

Captain Sensible - Wot
Jona Lewie - You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties

The Phobes - Poverty Jetset - Apparently, these guys broke up. Too bad - great band. Good Nuggets-esque garage-punk

Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker (Live) - Suck it, hipsters. Pat rules!

Songs are only up for a week or so. If you like them, go buy something. If nothing else, do yourself a favor and go see Radio Birdman next week.

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