Ch. 79: I’m Not Over It

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

79 Intro: “Burn and Shine” by The Elms 1“Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” by Arcade Fire 2“Dear God, I Hate Myself” by Xiu Xiu. 3“Parentheses” by The Blow. 4“I’m Not Over It” by Steven Wesley Guiles. 5“Triplets” by Bodies of Water. 6“Furr” by Blitzen Trapper. 7“Dear God 2.0” by The Roots f/ Monsters of Folk. 8“Corazon” by Bishop Allen. 9“Building a Religion” by Cake. 10“House of God (50 Mix)” by DHS. 11“God Told Me” by Sebadoh. 12“Youth is Wasted on the Young” by Hand Drawn Mountains. 13“All Delighted People” by Sufjan Stevens.

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Ch. 73: Just Like Christmas

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

73 1Intro: “Burn and Shine” by The Elms 2“The * That Moved Around the Night” by Half-Handed Cloud. 3“Merry Christmas Eve” by Better Than Ezra. 4“Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes)” by The Long Winters. 5“O Holy Night” by My Morning Jacket. 6“Just Like Christmas” by Low. 7“Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas?” by The Staple Singers. 8“Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming” by Feist. 9“Tell It on the Mountain” by Duvall. 10“Why Can’t It Be Christmastime All Year” by Rosie Thomas. 11“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” by Friction Bailey, Jars of Clay, Magnificat, Pedro the Lion. 12“It’s Christmas So We’ll Stop” by Frightened Rabbit. 13“Benjamin, Santa’s on to You” by Wee Turtles. 12“Holiday Road’” by Matt Pond PA. 13“Do You Hear What I Hear?” by Bodies of Water. 14“Christmas Eve Night” by Danielson. 15“White Christmas” by The Cotton Jones Basket Ride. 16“Darlin’ (Christmas is Coming)” by Over the Rhine. 17“A Christmas Song” by Denison Witmer. 18“Christmas Kiss” by The Mary Hamhocks.19“Little Star” by Andrew Dost. 20“Shepherd’s Song” by The Prayers & Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers. 21“Christmas Time is Here Again” by My Morning Jacket. 22“Calling on Mary” by Aimee Mann. 23“Mary’s Song” by Liz Janes. 24“Hey Guys! It’s Christmas Time!” by The Polyphonic Spree. 25“Silent Night” by The Polyphonic Spree.

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Ch. 70: Learn to Crawl

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

70 1Intro: “Burn and Shine” by The Elms 2“Benson Hedges (DEMO)” by fun. 3“Stay Down” by The Smoking Popes. 4“How It Ends” by DeVotchka. 5“The Ark” by Dr. Dog. 6“Crawl” by Kings of Leon. 7“Do” by Son Lux. 8“Left With My Life” by Wildlife Treasury. 9“Under The Pines” by Bodies of Water. 10“Colour the Mess” by SixStarHotel. 11“Same in Any Language” by Nick Flora. 12“Jesus Knockin’” by Reverend Deadeye. 13“Amazing Grace” by Sufjan Stevens.

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Ch. 69: Jesus in the Air

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

69 1Intro: “Burn and Shine” by The Elms 2“Darling, Be Here” by Bodies of Water. 3“Dream” by Priscilla Ahn. 4“Lord, Help the Poor and Needy (LIVE)” by Cat Power. 5“Something is not Right with Me” by Cold War Kids. 6“Moses of the South” by Colour Revolt. 7“White Dove” by John Vanderslice. 8“Lord, I’m Discouraged” by The Hold Steady. 9“Jesus in the Air” by Matt and Isom. 10“Crosses” by Jose Gonzalez. 11“Lord, Can You Hear Me” by Spiritualized. 12“Thank You, Lord, for Sending Me the F Train” by Mike Doughty. 13“Lord” by Apollo Sunshine. 14“Hymn #101” by Joe Pug.

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Ch. 68: Here’s Your Future

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

68 1 Intro: “Burn and Shine” by The Elms 2 “Storm Warning” by Red Umbrella. 3 “Strangers” by Son Lux f/ Jer1. 4 “All The Things That Go To Make Heaven and Earth (Live)” by The New Pornographers. 5 “Throwing Punches” by The Myriad. 6 “Here’s Your Future” by The Thermals. 7 “Evil Urges” by My Morning Jacket. 8 “I’m Going to Heaven To See If It Rains” by Close Lobsters. 9 “Evil Bee” by Menomena. 10 “Holy Ghost” by Laguardia. 11 “Christ for President (Live)” by Wilco. 12 “Serpent Charmer” by Iron and Wine. 13 “Church” by Plagiarists. 14 “A Soldier’s Song” by Dabney Morris. 15 “Everybody Hurts” by Bodies of Water.

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Pretentious Pitchfork Predictions

Friday, February 8th, 2008

One of the great surprises of our day is seeing who Pitchfork Magazine has tapped as the next great obscure artist to play the newly-annual Pitchfork Music Festival. in veritably, it is a who’s who of who?s and what?s—bands you don’t know yet, but Lollapalooza will be showcasing the next year and MTV will start playing later that fall.

In the past, the festival has featured artists like The New Pornographers, Spoon, Of Montreal, Danielson, Mastodon, Menomena, Voxtrot, and Iron & Wine. In addition to indie sweethearts, the festival tends to throw a bone to more mainstream artists done good, the likes of De La Soul, Sonic Youth and Stephen Malkmus (Pavement).

The game, of course, is to guess the next summer’s line-up. It’s a mix of ear to the grapevine, eyes on the blogs, and a heapin’ helpin’ of pure luck. So who will grace the stage of Chicago’s 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival? I have a few guesses already:

Dr. Dog
MGMT
WHY?
The Polyphonic Spree
The National
Hot Chip
Times New Viking
Bodies of Water
Okkervil River

Anxious to hear yours in the comments, indie nerds.

Ch. 62: Pushing the Shine

Friday, February 1st, 2008

62 1 Intro: “Burn and Shine” by The Elms 2 “Pushing the Shine” by Lovedrug. 3 “Had not a Body” by The Cotton Jones Basket Ride. 4 “Break” by Son Lux. 5 “Sewn in My Skin” by Agents of Future. 6 “I Guess We’ll Forget the Sound, I Guess, I Guess” by Bodies of Water. 7 “Silence and Photographs” by Ely Falls. 8 “The Jesus Song” by The Beeps. 9 “Million” by Number One Gun. 10 “Finding New Ways” by The Mint. 11 “No Cars Go” by Arcade Fire. 12 “If You Were Born Today” by Low. 13 “Dayspring from on High” by Soul-Junk. 14 “The Sweet Release” by The Lassie Foundation.

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Ch. 59: Keep the Car Running

Friday, October 12th, 2007

59 1 Intro: “Burn and Shine” by The Elms 2 “Better People” by Xavier Rudd. 3 “Don’t Stand Up” by This Holiday Life. 4 “Gazebo Tree” by Kristin Hersh. 5 “Hallelujah” by Rufus Wainwright. 6 “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine. 7 “Heretics” by Andrew Bird. 8 “Keep the Car Running” by Arcade Fire. 9 “Rotten Hell” by Menomena. 10 “With Every Light” by The Smashing Pumpkins. 11 “Doves Circle the Sky” by Bodies of Water. 12 “Jesus Christ” by Brand New. 13 “Shine On Sweet Jesus (Jesus Song No. 5)” by The Flaming Lips. 14 “Jesus” by Velvet Underground. 15 “Amazing Grace” by Tori Amos and Maynard James Keenan.

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Ch. 58: Place Your Hands

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Boring music from They Might Be Giants, Counting Heartbeats, Elliott Smith, Menomena, Overhang, Deas Vail, Bodies of Water, The Frames, Derek Trucks Band, Of Asaph, Kagoshima Bay, Reef, Eisley, Dropkick Murphys. Yawn.

Ch. 57: It Beats For You

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Boring music from Bodies of Water, Overhang, Iron and Wine, Mighty Voices of Wonder, Eisley, Vigilantes of Love, Rue Royale, My Morning Jacket, Earthsuit, Of Asaph, Rocky Votolato, Mike Farris, Alexander, Joy Electric and Ecstatic Sunshine. Yawn.