Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Frisco Bay Area Punk: Live Recording and Show Notes

Dear Listeners,

I just finished my Frisco Bay Area Punk show. It's the first show I've made that was based on a book rather than the Internet. Hopefully the quality of research shows. The book is called Gimme Something Better by Jack Boulware and Silke Tudor. I would recommend reading it if you are into punk. Now for the playlist.

Now I want to Sniff some glue - The Ramones
I Gave my Punk Jacket to Rickie - Mary Monday
Maserati - Crime

We are the One - The Avengers
Man From Omicron - The Mutants
I can laugh about it now - Negitive Trend

Holiday in Cambodia - Dead Kennedys
Oi! To The World - The Vandals
Ha ha ha - Flipper

I'm Not Pretty - The Lewd
Prejudice - Crucifix
Wild in the Streets - The Circle Jerks

6-pack - Black Flag
I wanna burn my parents - Sick Pleasure
If the Kids are United - Sham 69

I don't need society - DRI
Falling Down - The F-ups
Making Room for the Youth - Social Unrest

Fun with acid - Fang
dan with the mellow hair - NAKED LADY WRESTLERS
American Psycho - The Misfits

Free Money - Verbal Abuse
The Dicks hate the police - The Dicks
World Peace - The Cromags

American Psycho - The Misfits
Verbal Abuse - Free Money
The Dicks Hate the Police - The Dicks

Now for some show news.

I am looking into getting a show on KDHX. The physical, community radio station on 88.1 FM. I'm planning on having a Dubstep show called Depth Charges. I'll be working on this for the next 6 months and hopefully you can hear your favorite show on 88.1 FM.



Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"We're the F&#king Walmart of Psychobilly" - 9/26 Nekromantix @ The Firebird

Dear Listeners,

On the evening of the 26th of September an enthusiastic bunch of people showed up at the Firebird for a show the likes of which you have (probably) never seen.

Two bands belted lyrics, shredded guitar, and slapped double bass like the world was going to end in 2012.

Those two bands of demons are known as The Howlers and Nekromantix.

The Psychobilly scene was in full force on the night of the 26th. Many guys had their hair shaved into high wedge-shaped pompedorn quiffs and mohawks. The mens style seemed to be more punk that 50's fashion. The females in the scene tended to dress exactly like women in the 50's with a punk or goth twist. They also gave death stares to anyone who broke uniform.

The Howlers were up first. They hail from San Gabriel Valley, CA and their sound was more punk than what is usually considered gothabilly, but it was not mixed very well. However, it was still alot of fun, and the lead singer, Eli Misery (excellent stage name), got a mosh or two from the otherwise sleepy St. Louis crowd. Peter Panic (also an excellent name) really rocked the hell out of his phosphorescent double bass. Click HERE to hear what I thought was their best song.

After the Howlers ended their set the Nekromantix made an impressive entrance under the blast of creepy, ambient Halloween sounds. Kim Nekroman (I love stage names) ,who used to be a damn submarine radio operator for the Danish army, slapped some big ass strings on stage with his custom coffinbass. Francisco Mesa shredded his hollow-bodied electric like a champ and Lux, a mysterious woman in goth attire, rocked on the drums. Lux became a part of the band after she put drum covers out on the Internet. Kim has a great stage presence and made us believe that he might have dumped a dead body out of that coffin before he made it into a double bass. He also said....and I quote "We're the F@#king Walmart of Psychobilly!" after he realized they had been playing for the length of two albums but we only paid $13 to get into the show.....I enjoyed that throughly.

This is one of their new songs....
Nekromantix - What Happens In Hell, Stays In Hell by hellcatrecords

It was a great show and I had a great time. There were between 80 to 100 people there and the Firebird makes for a very intimate show. I made a bunch of friends and moshed my share. When the Nekromantix come back into town, I would suggest going. The best part might have been seeing two hearses outside the Firebird after the show.

Interested in Rockabilly or Psychobilly. Listen through this playlist.

Amor Psycho by Voodoo Zombie
Bride of the Monster - Kitty in a Casket
The Garden - The Creepshow

My Love for Evermore - Hillbilly Moon Explosion
The Boogie Man - The Hellfreaks
Ghosts of the Twilight Storm - Shaun Kama And The Kings Of The Wild Frontier

Wanna hear earlier songs, more information, or like a real person spinning music for you? Listen to my radioshow on the genre HERE



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New time next week due to concert: 2:30-4pm on Wed

Dear Listeners,

I will be altering the time of the show for next week. Instead of the usual time (9:30 to 11pm on Mon) the show will be 2:30 to 4pm on Wednesday. The theme will be Bay Area Punk.

This is because I'm going to see the Nekromantics at the Firebird on Monday.

Bay Area Punk Facebook Event
Nekromantics Show at the Firebird

Monday, September 19, 2011

Dubstep Fieldtrip: New and Next

Dear Listeners,

I had alot of fun researching and playing the Dubstep Fieldtrip show. There is a lot of music on this list that I will throw on my workout playlist. In particular, I loved Beast Mode by River Accorsi. Up next is the playlist:

Midnight Request Line - Skream

26 Basslines - Benga
Chillz - Hatcha
Deep Concentration - Youngsta

Heartbreaker - Deadboy
Beautiful Complication - Guido
Gold or Soul - Hyetal

Beast Mode - River Accorsi
Coming Closer - Sub Focus
Turk Mex - The GasLamp Killer

Cheat I - Appleblim
Gold - Darkstar
Trouble in the West - Koan Sound

Beautiful Lies - Mt Eden
Gargoyle - Doctor P
28 Hours Later - 12th Planet


Take Me To The Hospital - The Prodigy (Rusko Remix): Jason
'In For The Kill' - La Roux (Skrillex remix): Mika
White Satin - The Moody Blules (Zeds Dead Dubstep Remix): Jason
Sunlight - Modestep: Bryant
Harry Potter Death Eater Dubstep: Luke

See, if you make requests. I will play them

My good friend Bryan and I enjoyed playing music for you....I hope you enjoyed hearing it.



Monday, September 12, 2011

Chicago Blues Showcase: recording, playlist, and shownotes

Dear Listeners,

This is my first excursion into the grand land of blues. As always, I had a lot of fun learning about the genre and I hope you learned some too......below is the playlist.

Black Snake Moan - Blind Lemon Jefferson

Booze and Blues - Ma Rainey
Maybe it's the Blues - Georgia Tom
Baby Please Don't Go - Big Bill Broonzy

Champagne & Reefer - Muddy Waters
smokestack lightnin' - HOWLIN WOLF
I can't quit you baby - Willie Dixon

Wang Dang Doodle-Koko Taylor
Hold that Train - Otis Rush
I'm a man - Bo Diddly

Pile Driver Blues - Kansas Joe McCoy
I smell a Rat - Buddy Guy
Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker

Queen Bee - Taj Mahal
The Thrill is Gone - BB King
Aint No Love in the Heart of the City - Bobby Blue Bland

I'm Walking to New Orleans - Fats Domino

I'm thinking about doing Tribal House for the next show....if you think I should do something else....I would love to hear your suggestion.



Fear the Pointy Boots

Dear Listeners,

I found this video about South American Tribal is strange

I may look into doing South American Tribal Music as a show....stay tuned in.....those boots are crazy....that is all



Saturday, September 10, 2011

KSLU 24 Hour Broadcast from PPR: 2 Radioshows, 3 Tracks, and 5 hours of music

Dear Listeners,

During the 24 Hour broadcast I played a lot of music. The first show that I played was the REQUESTATHON LUNCH HOUR. This show spans 4 hours and is in two parts above, the first hour was from 11 to 12ish on the 9th of September. Then I was interupted by another show that had a slot when I wanted to play. After two shows played. I came back at 2pm and broadcasted till I ran out of requests....below is the playlist

The playlist for the Ska show is below the first playlist

Galaxie 500 - Reverend Horton Heat
Cursed - Mad Sin : John *

Good Thing - Reel Big Fish : Nicki
Johnny Quest thinks We're Selling Out - Less than Jake : Matt
Gin and Juice - The Berlin Project : Kate

Smells Like Teen Spirit ~ Nirvana/Dual Remix : Bryan
Riot - Designer Drugs : Jillian
Scary Monsters, Nice Sprites - Skrillex

Heretic Pride - The Mountain Goats : Jason
I'm Going To Hell For This One ~ NOFX : Bryan
DIY Orgasam ~ Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains : Bryan

Dragula - Rob Zombie: Bryan and Nicki
Generator - Bad Religion: Kate
Santeria - Sublime remixed by jPod

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen : Sue *
Sober - Tool: Jason
One More Time - Daft Punk: Luke

Generator - Bad Religion - Kate *
Fat Bottom Girls - Queen : Matt *
Take On Me by Reel Big Fish : Matt *

This Year - The Mountain Goats: Thersa
Modestep - Sunlight: Jillian
Fat Bottom Girls - Queen: Matt

Ain't Nothin' But A G Thang - Dr. Dre & Snoop Dog : Gabe *
Bloodmeat - Protest the hero : Wolf
Harry Potter: Death Eater Dubstep : Me

She has a girlfriend now - Reel Big Fish: Dedicated to Wilson's ex
If I ever leave this world alive - Flogging Molly: Kate
Third Eye Blind - Blinded : Theresa

Dance Yourself Clean - LCD Soundsystem : Jen
No Children - The Mountain Goats : Bryan
A Better Place, A Better Time - Streetlight Manifesto: Wilson and Kate

Barroom Hero - Dropkick Murphies
Some Chords - Deadmau5
Amerika - Rammstein

Alive - Pearl Jam
Would - Alice in Chains
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden

This is also the hook - BSOD
Maria I like it Loud - Scooter
One - Swedish House Mafia

I played the Ska show between 2ish and 4ish in the morning during the 24 hour broadcast at KSLU. This is the playlist

Dateless Losers - Reel Big Fish
Pizza Day - Aquabats
1234 1234 - Streetlight Manifesto

It's a Wonderful Life - Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution
Point the Blame - Catch 22
Skank By Numbers - Mustard Plug

Drinking for 11 - Mad Caddies
Kocking Down the Door - Buck O Nine
Superman - Goldfinger

Never Going Back to New Jersey - Less than Jake
Devil's Night Out - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
KKK Highway - MU330

Walk Like an Egyptian - MXPX
Ice Ice Baby - My Gay Uncle
Ghostbusters - NOFX

I Wanna Riot - Rancid
Last Kiss - Skamikazee
A Message to you Rudy - The Specials

Hey DJ - Surburban Legends
Blue Hawaii - Surburban Rhythm
Guns of Navarone - The Skatalites

anyway...I'm sleepy now...I broadcasted 5 hours of radio....night



Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Steampunk Octopus at Burning Man

Dear Listeners,

At the '11 Burning Man this mechanical steampunk octopus scary car was there. I thought you would enjoy.



Monday, September 5, 2011

Rockabilly Showcase: show notes, playlist and podcast

Dear Listeners,

I just finished my Rockabilly Showcase Radioshow. I enjoyed researching it and playing it for you. I really discovered some new and awesome music. I hope you did as well.


Train Kept A Rollin - Johnny Burnette

That's Alright Mama - Elvis Presley
Rocket 88 - Bill Haley
Guitar Rock - Bill Flagg

Folsom Prison Blues Remix - Johnny Cash
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
Ooby Dooby - Roy Orbison

Be Bop A Lula - John Lennon
Your 16 - Ringo Starr
Not Fade Away - Rolling Stones

I knew the Bride - Rockpile
Bikini Girls with Machine Guns - The Cramps
Galaxie 500 - Reverend Horton Heat

Rockabilly Guy - The Polecats
Stray Cat Strut - The Stray Cats
Switchblade 327 - The Brian Setzer Orchestra

RIP - Zombie Ghost Train
Devil Woman From Outerspace - Rezurex
Horney in a Hearse - Nekromantix

Amor Psycho by Voodoo Zombie
Bride of the Monster - Kitty in a Casket
The Garden - The Creepshow

My Love for Evermore - Hillbilly Moon Explosion
The Boogie Man - The Hellfreaks
Ghosts of the Twilight Storm - Shaun Kama And The Kings Of The Wild Frontier can view this on the website. Or you can download it as a podcast. Just put the Podcast RSS feed into your audio player



Sunday, September 4, 2011

Industrial Prehistory: Introduction

Dear Listeners,

This is not breaking news: I stumbled upon something on the Internet.
This is breaking news: It's beautifully written.

If you are at all interested in Industrial Music, I would suggest reading this article

It defines true industrial as "an artistic reflection of the de-humanisation of our people and the inexorable pollution of our planet by our factory-based socio-economic state"

and calls the fall of industrial music "a music of revolt transformed into a repetitive commodity ... A continuation of the same effort, always resumed and renewed, to alienate a liberatory will in order to produce a market"

This is a truly beautiful piece and it's maybe two pages long so I suggest you read it.

Industrial Prehistory: Introduction



Saturday, September 3, 2011

Show Preview 2: Rockabilly Show

Dear Listeners,

I'm crafting the next show and I wanted to share some awesome music videos that I found

I'm really excited about this will have

Johnny Brunette
Elvis Presley
Bill Flagg
Johnny Cash
Roy Orbison
Reverend Horton Heat
The Polecats
The Stray Cats
The Brian Setzer Orchestra
The Nekromantix
Voodoo Zombie
Hillbilly Moon Explosion
The Hellfreaks



Friday, September 2, 2011

Instructional Electronic Songs

Dear Listeners,

Have you ever wondered how an electronic song works. What hooks you. Why do you love listening to electronica so much. These songs explain what a chorus, a bass line, filters, and a drop are in a way that sounds pretty good.

BSOD - This Is The Hook (Original Mix) by Play Records

A Brief Introduction On Dubstep by RainerZufall

Listen and learn.



Thursday, September 1, 2011

Preview: Rockabilly Showcase

Dear Listeners,

Here's a music video that explains my next radio show a bit.

Also....this is an awesome music video: Necromantix - Horny in a Hearse


Jason McCoy