Jamie Lidell on Morning Becomes Eclectic
- live-in-studio session plugging the Compass set with a full band. Hoping that the trio lineup he’s bringing here next week means we’re likely to get plenty of old-style loop jamming!
DJ Food (Strictly Kev) - Live @ The Reverb 01.27.01 Toronto
- opening with Mr Chombee Has The Flaw, I was expecting a Ninja staples set, but instead it wheels into party jams and classic breaks for most of the duration. Especially great when he seems to think it’s ‘91 instead of ’01 and hauls out half an hour of hip-hop from the era!
Marc Maron - WTF_-_EPISODE_136_LOST_WTFS
- various snippets from unused recordings, including one great “when I learned it was time to give up coke (for the first time)” story by someone I’ve never heard of.
FACT mix 212 - Ã‚me (Jan ‘11)
Jamie XX mix for Colette 10
joakim - BESTOF2010
oki-ni presents MOON by Andrew Weatherall
- all of these excellent late-night reading-in-bed material, the Weatherall being deliciously sinister
Dam-Funk – Live DJ Set at No Culture, LA 2009
- Light on the keytar and mic-break toppings, but at one point he does big up “this is the UK-only 9-minute 12” version” of Prince’s Sexy Dancer, and claim he’s not going to stop it early, so everyone has a chance to find someone to dance with.
Boogie Down Productions - Operating Room Interview, Part 1
Boogie Down Productions - Operating Room Interview, Part 2
- aw! Historical artefact of KRS AND Scott LaRock on this radio interview, calling out the Juice Crew and boasting of everything they’re going to do together.
NPR – Science Friday - 20101126_totn_01
- slightly-edited live recording of the 2010 Ignobel Awards, for nerdy lols.
MJ Cole – Fader Mix, October 2010
- opens with a Wiley vocal exloose, in which Richard boasts of “giving out them zip files like herpes,” or something.
Panel Borders interview with Dan Clowes & Chris Ware
- A lot of talk about the switch from periodicals to books for both of them, with Clowes still sounding slightly outraged that he was never allowed to vary the size of Eightball issues until Ware blew all format-related hideboundness out of the water with the first ACMEs.
Sway & King Tech - The World Famous Wake Up Show Gang Starr Special 04/12/2003
- aw again, Guru and Premo sound so happy to be working together again, proud of their legacy and their new collab. Shame it all went away, thanks to a scam artist who couldn’t even come up with his own fake name.
Marc Maron - WTF - EPISODE 137 BOBBY LEE
- had never heard of this dude, so much have been drawn in by a blurb about his addiction and recovery cycle – Maron doesn’t chime in with anything of his own history, though, just being a warm sounding board
Kevin Smith & Scott Mosier - SModcast 130: RawStralia
- There may be as many as eight sentences in this hour of talk (about Smith’s mum wanting to fuck Richard Chamberlain in The Thorn Birds, largely) in which Smith doesn’t follow a verb with “and shit,” but he fills the rest of them by appending “and shit like that” to a plural noun.
Marc Maron - WTF_-_EPISODE_134_LIVE_ERIN_FOLEY_ET_AL
- Hey, it’s a live WTF with Eddie Pepitone in. What a surprise.
The Adam Carolla Show – Christy Canyon
- being recorded in front of a live audience keeps the morning zoo-ness to a thankful minimum, and Carolla’s having gone to school with the porn star he’s interviewing makes for a curious balance between a pleasantly informal chat, and weird creepiness as he knows the locations of all her 80s films and complains how she wouldn’t fuck him in high school, even though he took her sister to the prom
The Sound Of Young America – John Waters
- light chat about Waters’ new book.
Optimo - I Love Techno November 2010
- Pure-style bangin’ mix in a festival environment.
Nerdist - Number 37 – Bumbershoot
- live multi-comedian panel, with Doug Benson as Greek chorus and David O’Doherty doing a few songs
fuckityballs: lost a bunch of actual written reaction whatnot in a Word.fail - anyway here’s some stuff that went in my ears in the first week of February:
Detroit Grand Pubahs - Mr O Dancehall Selection for allez allez
- taking a fairly liberal definition of dancehall, which is reasonable enough for an 80-minute mix
DJ Moneyshot - Deep Covers
- AMAZING mix, done for Solid Steel, of hip-hop cover versions. The only ones I recall recognising were CB4’s Straight Outta Locash, and the Meth verse of the Wu version of Sucker MCs. Deep digging = delightful.
Inkstuds - Brian Chippendale
- brut cartoonist and Lightning Bolt drummer keeps breaking from the conversation to talk about how cute the dogs are in the park where he’s sitting.
Steinski - san francisco set 1.6.7 (smooved)
- really interesting, if lightly disappointing, to hear how un-clunky the cutting and doubling on the early parts of this sounds – so obviously the product of a laptop and prepared segments, in contrast to - not necessarily the actual tape-edit 80s stuff, but the friendly Ruff Mix style of some of Stein’s more recent productions.
Creative Screenwriting Magazine - Eastbound & Down Q&A
- splendid live panel appearance, with Jody Hill and Danny McBride talking the creative process
NPR - 20101204_atc_07
- alleges that they’ll talk through Girl Talk’s process, which assertion falls over after “I put things I like aside for later”
NPR - 20101202_atc_17
- Brief piece tries to explain Bonobo to All Things Considered audience as someone who makes electronic music but …ISN’T a DJ!?!!%!!??*!?!
Jay-Z on Howard Stern 11-15-10
- surprising (to me) how Stern’s lowbrow schtick works at getting a relaxed and open conversation out of a guest who’s all about public image.
Radio New Zealand - Enzology Part 08 - Time and Tide (1981-1982)
- Rot setting in as Tim Finn busts out on his Ricky Fataar-accompanied solo life, misled by early success. Actually the piece doesn’t say any of that, but you know.
FACT Mix 206 - Ikonika (Nov ‘10)
- Dubstep pixie puts together an of-the-moment mix including a bunch of her own stuff and Girl Unit’s IRL.
The Moth - Sam Shepard: You Can Lead a Horse to Water
- A tale about being the one qualified rider on a movie set. You can fairly hear the mustache twitch as he twinkles his way through it.
Paul F. Tompkins - Pod F. Tompkast Episode 4
- The phone piece at the start is the first time I’ve encountered Tompkins’ Cake Boss character. IDGI, I guess?
Andrew Weatherall - London Xpress 02/04/2000
- happily for a set from this time, heads in more organic directions in the second hour than the Swordsmen ticking-machines style of the era.
DJ Shadow - Live In LA 10/31/09
- an actual DJ set, rather than his own stuff. Or at least a mix of the two, Organ Donor’s in there but I can’t tell if he’s doing that cute playing-it-all-on-an-MPC trick he does “live” live.
Comedy Death-Ray - CDR 80 MAIN
- great episode, with Adam Scott proving an ineffectual presence as co-host, but then an hour and a half of Paul F. Tompkins as Ice-T riffing alongside James Adomian as Jesse Ventura.
- a whole batch of RA podcasts suited way better to reading in bed than to dancing or working out. The Howarth and Dundov ones are fantastic, but all of them are good.
this “read more” link may be temperamental:
L-Vis 1990 - RA Label of the Month Mix: Night Slugs (November 2010)
Comedy Death-Ray - CDR 82 MAIN EDIT
- a less splendid ep, plugging CDR’s We Are The World cover.
Guardian Music Weekly: Swans
Jesse Thorn - The College Years - Free Form 10/14/04
TSOYA - Live at WNYC: John Hodgman Reads “16 Things To Do I Connecticut Before You Die”
TSOYA - Judd Apatow
SklarBroCountry - SBC 9 MAIN EDIT
- with Jon Hamm, who has things to say about sports.
The Interview Show - Uffie
- surprising (to me) how tolerant I am of this chick’s privileged schtick.
NPR - 20101102_fa_01
- fawning interview with Michael Caine
NPR - 20101104_totn_03
- Charming, relaxed call-in show with R and Th’ Soph Crumbs.
NPR - 20101129_fa_01
- Terri Gross asks Anne Hathaway why she ever agrees to do nudity. Hathaway politely rolleyes in response.
Rinse FM – Ill Blu show from 12/10/10
Marc Maron - WTF_-_EPISODE_131_DOUG_BENSON
Nerdist - Number 35 - Jonathan Coulton
- an hour of Hardwick telling Coulton they’ve met several times before, interspersed with live songs by Coulton.
Chemical Brothers - Digital Decks
The Adam Carolla Show - Judah Friedlander
- a one-on-one, where Friedlander tells Carolla how spot-on he is
The Adam Carolla Show - Stephen Tobolowsky
- a morning-zoo style one, where Tobolowsky gets to speak about 19 words throughout. Horrible.
Nerdist - Number 34 - Bill Maher
- did you know Bill Maher thinks he’s very smart? Not much else to take away from this.
Comedy Death Ray - CDR 84 MAIN with Reggie Watts
- Aukerman plays the usual “Thanks Reggie, shame you can’t stay” gag after the theme song, presumably expecting greater hilarity to ensue when it turns out Watts was actually in the studio.
Danny Krivitz - allez-allez mix
- exactly as early-80s-disco as you expect
more catching-up - from before the 29th of January
Alex Paterson - 6 Mix 24th Oct 2010
- Two hour radio jobbie for Orb megamind featuring influences on, and about half of, the David Gilmour collab Metallic Spheres. Shame it sounds so tame and dull!
Aeroplane October 2010 Mix
- sounds like Vito’s switching to software over CD-Js for mixing?
DJ Food - “Go For Blue Suite” - recorded for Solid Steel 21.09.07
Jamie XX - Boiler Room BR #35
- live from the club mix, including an incongruously hardcore MC bigging him up over the mic.
Nerdist - Number 33 - Paul F. Tompkins
- amusingly, I was ironing a few weeks’ worth of shirts when Tompkins talked about how he saves up his shirt-ironing to do while listening to a podcast.
The Sound Of Young America - Live at WNYC: Judah Friedlander
Keith And The Girl - 1018: Gay in the Back
Marc Maron - WTF_-_EPISODE_129_JANEANE_GAROFALO
- sounding angry and earnest, rather than funny or confessional. As to be expected, I suppose.
BeatsInSpace-08.10.10 Part1 with Rory Phillips
BeatsInSpace-08.10.10 Part2 with Juan Maclean
- Juan taking the opportunity to pwn a giggling Sweeney before he hits the decks
Comedy Death Ray - CDR 70 Master EDIT
- Musician-packed studio, with Aimee Mann, Ted Leo, and Jon Wurster – strange to have this champ of improve playing straight on CDR!
Comedy Death Ray - CDR 72 MAIN EDIT
Roundhouse Soundclash 02 Selection 17-02-2010
Roundhouse Soundclash 03 Entertainment 17-02-2010
- having had a chance to warm-up, the systems start merking each other on the mic. “You’re not even playing your own dubplates, man!” “Some crews had to bring selectors who ain’t even in the crew!” Terribly fun.
Inspired by my previous post, and it reminding me of this Tom Ewing post, I decided to audit my shelves and get an idea of how many books I have sitting around unread – and how many have actually moved house several times without ever getting completed, or started.
This definitely isn’t even complete: I have several boxes unpacked from moving into this house almost a year ago, and a shipping box or two still under my mother’s house from 1999 or so, any or all of which may contain further untouched gems, just waiting for that week when I’m going to kick back and get really properly caught up.
So, starting with the one that reminded me:
Two weeks of no weekends, and often 12-hour days at work, and then a malwared-up laptop, stopped me from noting much of anything as I went. So, starting to catch up from now on:
listening up to the 23rd of January:
Roundhouse Soundclash 01 Warmup 17-02-2010
- opening rounds of a 7-hour or so clash between the Trojan Soundsystem, Soul II Soul, Metalheads and DMZ. Maybe one I’m forgetting? Hosted by Don Letts.
Moon Wiring Club – A Spare Tabby At The Cat’s Wedding
- Gorgeous, filigreed post-trip-hop compiled – apparently! – completely from samples of 60s-70s UK kids TV and the like.
Comedy Death Ray - CDR 53 podcast
- With Weird Al and Garfunkel & Oates in the studio , including G&O busting a live Al cover and including swears in it. He doesn’t quite bristle with outrage.
DJ Food - Sunday at Bundy’s Side A.
DJ Food - Sunday at Bundy’s Side B.
- Revived through the magic of Soundcloud, a cassette-only release of various live snippets from ’95-’96, the PC & Kev-era Food throwing down in clubs, jamming with Squarepusher and DJ Krush, getting “wacky” but unhilarious at this distance answerphone messages from Vadim, etc. NB: the second side is lower tempos than the first.
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah | WFMU - Kev from 10/28/2010
- Strictly Kev again fifteen years later, here sitting in on a hip-hop radio show and playing the electro that got him into the genre, a set of obscure covers of rap and dance classics, and the like. Almost three hours!
NPR - 20101209_totn_03
- Neil Gaiman gets to use some of his reliable interview anecdotes while spruiking the latest Abel/Madden “Best American” compilation – I would have like to hear a lot more about the actual material selected and the editing process, rather than classic material.
XLR8R Podcast: Trentemøller - May 6, 2010
- FANTASTIC mixtape of spooky shit, old dark guitar stuff and creepy techno, made to accompany the full goth flowering of his own new album.
The Knife – Hannah med H
- 2003 film soundtrack - less driving than their “own” work, still song-based but focussed more on playing in a specific range of tones.
Pod F. Tompkast Episode 2
- John C Reilly supplants Ice-T in the one-man two-hander scripted phone conversation skit. A decent live bit from years ago with the janitor from Scrubs – how many tapes is he digging through to find material for a 2010 free download?
The Rolling Stones – Rocks Off!
- This one’s supposed to be a bootleg from a 1972-ish Perth concert – probably the same tour the ABC has that weak b&w footage of them playing at a racecourse in Sydney, five miles from the crowd? If they were working in similar circumstances over there, it’s amazing that this obvious desk tape shows them still locked in so well together, not dispirited and barely bothering.
Music Weekly: Bryan Ferry and Ariel Pink
- Or the “people who love themselves but express it differently” special.
KCRW Guest Dj Project - Tamra Davis
- Tami D picks five fave songs, including one by the hubby.
- Dom P, back once again with the ill behaviour.
Inkstuds Radio - Best American Comics Criticism
- Gary Groth almost inaudible on the phone here, just like his twooter.
BeatsInSpace-07.13.10 Part1 with Joakim
BeatsInSpace-07.13.10 Part2 with Tim Sweeney
- It always takes me by surprise that the J in Joakim is sounded.
Jesse Thorn - The College Years - cy111104_082010
- Interview with Chuck D, caught up with after seeing the alleged Fear Of A Black Planet show last week.
- Fairly pop-heavy mix from the Hercules frontwoman. Not unlike her set warming up for Roisin at Circus in London the other month, he sighed with a jet-setting world-weariness.
- Apparently an ex Comedy Central exec and now stand-up. Seems to be on because Maron wants to bone her. I say “seems,” but he does say as much.
FACT Mix 182 - Four Tet (Sep ‘10)
- Sounds like flowers.
Guardian Music Weekly: Nicki Minaj album review
- They do their very very best to be keen on it, but admit near the end that they rly only like three tracks.
Mr. Paul F. Tompkins – EXTRASODE
- Unnumbered, so accidentally listened to out of order.
NPR - 20101209_fa_01
- Fresh Air interview with the dude who wrote The Big Payback. Basically just Gross saying “There’s a story in your book about [x]. Tell us it!”
Savage Love 208
Savage Love 209
Savage Love 210
- Savage is getting pretty good at being disrespectfully dismissive of callers, especially in the last one, where he actively refuses to answer some calls after playing them, instead talking to the Sex At Dawn dude about bonobos and plunger dicks.
RA.225 Scott Grooves I/II - 2010.09.20
RA.225 Scott Grooves II/II - 2010.09.20
- Instead of a new mix, Grooves turned in both sides of a 1993 C90 of female vocal house. The second side was a little polite for my treadmill-based purposes, but opened with a Morales Klub Mix of What Can You Do For Me that it was well worth waiting 18 years to learn the existence of.
Kim Thompson interviewed on Kansas City radio about Prince Valiant
The Sound Of Young America - Comedy: God’s Pottery on Drugs & Alcohol
- Heavy lifting being done by the word before the colon there.
NPR - 20101026_me_20 s
- A story that literally says nothing more in 3 minutes than “Sean Lennon has a new band with his model girlfriend.”
Guardian Music Weekly: Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley on Christmas tracks, favourite festive tunes
- Sack Petridish, get Stanley in every week
- Maron gets excited that all his local guests here tell miserable stories about their lives.
- Adorably, he actually approached Maron to be on the podcast! Aww. So enthusiastic about being a working actor, but still Korean enough to be renewing his doctor’s licence.
Nerdist - Number 30 – Mythbusters
- This one taken from panel audio at SDCC.