Friday, December 16, 2011

Ready, Set, Pogo!: ICEAGE Revive Punk on this Week's Bsides Wee Hour Classics, CKUT 90.3 FM

White Noise/White Runes: Danish Punks Explore the Ancient Runes of Punk & Post Punk on their Debut Youth Brigade

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With songs averaging between 1:50 and 2:00, these Danish punks come crashing in at glacial magnitudes with their debut album, Youth Brigade. These 17 year olds have really done their homework. There's a palpable innocence about this band and they've done a convincing job of making us believe that sweet spot in the punk and post-punk periods lives on.

Iceage channels Joy Division (via more than just the bandname), the early Clash, the Damned, the rowdy sing along brotherhood style of Sham 69 (Wu Lyf make good use of this too) with hardcore's speed and passion à la Bad Brains. Mix that with the pop-goth sounds of the Cure and the noisy nostalgic pop sounds of the Jesus and Mary Chain, add some Nirvana and you've got an allstar list of Iceage's secret ingredients.

These sprites bring 1979 - 1989 back with a fierce vengeance with their own brand of vim and vigour. Take everything that was great in this period, ball it up into a wak of 12 songs and well, Iceage, half of your fans pogoing at your shows will be in their 30s and 40s. (that is, if they can find a babysitter!)

This Week's Playlist:

No Fun — The Stooges
Trucker's Atlas — Modest Mouse
Hits of Sunshine (For Allen Ginsberg) — Sonic Youth
Ruckzuck — Kraftwerk
Negativland — Neu!
In the Futrure — Brian Eno & Rick Holland
Out of My Mind on Dope & Speed — Julien Cope
Library Pictures — Arctic Monkeys
Time to Reiterate — Duchess Says
Riding Tigers — Slapp Happy
Kiss Me On the Bus — Younger Lovers
Powerlines — Delta 5
Cave Song — Wu Lyf
House Clouds — Liars
Rumble — Link Wray
Big Belly Giant — Tandori Nights
Mafe Karo — Kazi Aniruddha
The Jezebel Spirit — Brian Eno/David Byrne
The Sound Of Sinners — The Clash
Johnny Appleseed — Joe Strummer
Get Lost — Tom Waits
Theory of the Crows — The National
Precarious Stair — Crystal Stilts
Sad Eyed Lady — The Clean
Broken Bone — Iceage
Panda Panda Panda — Deerhoof
Singing In My Sleep — The Chills
Young Urban — Ambulance Ltd.
I Found Love — The Falcons
Diana — Tasseomancy
Scampering the Frontier — Expwy (pronounced Expwee)
VCR(The XX) — The Antlers
Fade Into You — Mazzy Star

Monday, October 17, 2011

Falling Leaves Swirl Around My Mind

October 17, 2011

Henry Roland - After All
The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient - Baby Missiles
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake - The Words That Maketh Murder
The Museum Pieces - Philadelphia - Torn (cc)
WU LYF - Go Tell Fire To The Mountain - 14 Crowns for Me & Your Friends
Beirut - The Rip Tide - Payne's Bay
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy - Cruel
Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost - Myma
Dan Mangan - Oh Fortune - Jeopardy (cc)
Feist - Metals - Undiscovered First (cc)
Jonathan Wilson - Gentle Spirit - Can We Really Party Today
Robert Brown and the Sons of the South - Fire in my Bones - Nobody Knows
Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo - Runner Ups
Patti Smith - Outside Society - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys - The River
Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation - 17
Siskiyou - Keep Away The Dead - Twigs and Stones (cc)
Wilco - The Whole Love - One Sunday Morning (Song for Jane Smiley's Boyfriend)
Krista Muir - - Between Atoms (cc)
Washed Out - Within and Without - Amor Fati
Department of Eagles - Blue Valentine (OST) - In Ear Park
Gillian Welch - The Harrow and the Harvest - The Way the Whole Thing Ends
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Wolfroy Goes To Town - Quail and Dumplings
Precious Bryant - Fire in My Bones - When the Saints Go Marching In
Tinariwen - Tassili - Ya Messinagh
Bon Iver - Bon Iver - Holocene
Active Child - You Are All I See - Hanging On
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored
Ohbijou - Metal Meets - Niagara (cc)
Conn-Shawnery - CS01 - Shoulder Roll (ft. N'FA & BluRum13) (cc)
BlackStar - Single - Definition
M83 - Single - Midnight City

(cc) = Canadian Content

Saturday, September 24, 2011

September Lady - September 19, 2011

Do the Mussolini

Cabaret Voltaire

Honeymoon Croon



Baxter Dury

The Puppet Motel

Laurie Anderson

It's Raining Today

Scott Walker

Go Outside




To Go Home

M. Ward


Scott Walker

To Care (Like You)

James Blake

Jane Suck Died in 77



Breathe Owl Breathe

Fool's Day


Cave Song

Wu Lyf

Second Chance

Peter Bjorn and John


Ambitious Lovers


Neutral Milk Hotel

Lovers Lane

Hunx & His Punx

The Boys from Brazil

The Pop Group



Beat Connection

LCD Soundsystem

May I?

Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Brian Eno & Nico

Here Come the Warm Jets

Brian Eno

Chance Meeting

Josef K

Ticket To Immorality

The Dears

September Lady


Salvador Dali's garden party

Television Personalities

Ice Cream Man

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers

Start Again

Krista Muir

Slow Boy

The Controllers



Sad Eyed Lady

The Clean

New York Telephone Conversation

Lou Reed

Don't Look Down

F in Math

Never Ending Math Equation

Modest Mouse


Sonic Youth

Ere Tasfata Adounia



La Düsseldorf





Monday, September 5, 2011

Rebellion Against Nothing.... aka The Mountain Show

Artist - Album - Song (cc= Canadian Content)

White Stripes - White Blood Cells - Union Forever
WU LYF - Go Tell Fire To The Mountain - Heavy Pop
Black Lips - Arabian Mountain - Modern Art
Big Kids - Single - I'm Bored
Writer - Brotherface - Miss Mermaid
Black Mountain - Black Mountain - No Satisfaction (cc)
The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines - Post Breakup Sex
Chad VanGaalen - Diaper Island - No Panic/ No Heat (cc)
Russian Red - Fuerteventura - Every Day Every Night
Beirut - The Rip Tide - Port of Call
Tinariwen - Tassili - Tenere Taqqim Tossam
TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light - Killer Crane
tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l - Wooly Wolly Gong
Jonathan Wilson - Gentle Spirit - Ballad of the Pines
Gillian Welch - The Harrow and The Harvest - The Way It Goes
Steve Earl - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive - I Am A Wanderer
Siskiyou - Keep Away the Dead - Revolution Blues (cc)
Hefner - Dead Media - When The Angels Play Their Drums
The Antlers - Burst Apart - French Exit
John Maus - We Must Become The Pitless Censors of Ourselves - ...And The Rain
Washed Out - Within and Without - Within and Without
Hurts - Happiness - Wonderful Life
Efrim Manuel Menuck - Plays "High Gospel" - Our Lady of Parc Extension and Her Munificent Sorrows (cc)
Weeknd - Thursday - Heaven or Las Vegas (cc)
Bright Eyes - The People's Key - Ladder Song
The Rapture - In The Grace of Your Love - It Takes Time To Be A Man
Dan Mangan - Single - Oh Fortune (cc)
Portugal. The Man - The Mountain in the Clouds - Senseless
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! - Hysterical - Same Mistake
Beth Ditto - EP - Open Heart Surgery
Zoot Woman - Zoot Woman -Grey Day
Vetiver - The Errant Charm - Can't You Tell
Gordon Downie - Coke Machine Glow - Trick Rider (cc)
Allan Hull - Alright on the Night - We Can Swing Together
Arctic Monkeys - Suck It And See - That's Where You're Wrong
Tinariwen - Tassili - Ya Messinagh

Monday, July 25, 2011

B Sides July 25th, 2011

So much new music... I can barely keep up, can you?

Okkervil River - I am Very Far - Rider
Cults - Cults - Bad Things
Writer - Brotherface - Miss Mermaid
Malajube - La Caverne - La Caverne (cc)
My Morning Jacket - Circuital - Circuital
Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo - Conservation Conversation
The Rosewood Thieves - From The Decker House - Back Home from Harlem
Vetiver - Errant Charm - Ride, Ride, Ride
Juliette Lewis - Terra Incognito - Hard Lovin' Woman
Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See - The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala
tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l - Powa
WU LYF - Go Tell Fire To The Mountain - We Bros
Portugal. The Man - In The Mountain In The Sky - Floating (Time Isn't Working My Side)
The Acorn - No Ghost - Slippery When Wet (cc)
Fred Eaglesmith - Lipstick, Lies and Gasoline - Alcohol and Pills (cc)
Bernard Adamus - Brun - Cauchemar De Course (cc)
Dan Mangan - - Oh Fortune (cc)
Gillian Welch - The Harrow and The Harvest - Dark Turn of Mind
Emmylou Harris - Hard Bargain - Six White Cadillacs
Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs - Satellite
Steve Earl - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive - I Am A Wanderer
The Antlers - Burst Apart - Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out
Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo - On Tour
Wye Oak - Civilian - The Altar
White Denim - D - Street Joy
Fucked Up - David Comes To Life - Running on Nothing (cc)
Iceage - New Brigade - Remember
Wire - Red Barked Tree - Two Minutes (cc)
Chad VanGaalen - Diaper Island - Burning Photographs (cc)
TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light - Keep Your Heart
Bob Marley - African Herbsman - Sun is Shining
Arkells - Jackson Square - Ballad of Hugo Chavez (cc)
WU LYF - Go Tell Fire To The Mountain - Such a Sad Puppy Dog
Braids - Native Speaker - Glass Deers (cc)

[Artist - Album -Song]
(cc) = Canadian Content

Friday, July 1, 2011

Suisse Guerrilla Grrls Kleenex/LiLiPUT & Kiwi Punks the Clean Clean House on this Week's Bsides Wee Hour Classics, CKUT 90.3 FM

Did you know that Hermoddities' favorite activities include drinking Diet Hüsker Dü...and that the bulge around their necks is due to the excessive stuffing of Kleenex in their Lederhosen. Certain groups in Hermoddite society can be very sectarian; a popular sect known as World, Unite, Lucifer, Youth Foundation administers Draconian sanctions for such 'misbehaviors' as getting Fs in Math and escaping from the M.ental Ward to form a Pop Group.

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Greetings friends. The above prose was a blatant exercise in hat-tipping to this week's featured artists in oh-so-clever riddles and rhymes.

Elsewhere: June was a month of book releases! Temple Bates of Pony da Look fame launched a fantastical book of comics and paintings (Check out Temple's work here) and Bob Mould published a bio on his musical odysseys in collaboration with Michael Azerrad. Woo!

Lederhosen Lucil makes an appearance at Ms. Bates' book launch and almost plays a song from her alter ego Krista Muir's new album (See "Start Again" for a good time, wink, wink) More on Krista's new album Between Atoms here.

In other news, Flying Nun Records is awesome. Please see F in Math and the Clean for proof.

I'm excited, not that I'm not generally always excited about music.

It's that Summer Feeling…

Happy Summer Folks!

To listen to the show CLICK HERE.

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Hüsker Dü – What's Going On

Mission of Burma - 1, 2 ,3, Partyy!

The Replacements –Kiss Me on the Bus

The Screamers - She's The Girl

The Controllers – Killer Queers

The Pop Group - We Are Time

The Gun Club – Texas Serenade

Bloodshot Bill – Crazy ‘Bout the Girl

X-Ray Spex - Day the World Turned Day-Glo

The Dead Kennedys - California Über Alles

The Clean – Point That Thing Somewhere Else

Kleenex/LiLiPUT – Heidi's Head

Kleenex/LiLiPUT - Ü

The Bush Tetras - Can't Be Funky

The Television Personalities - Part time punks

Tiger Lillies – Bully Boys

INXS – The Beck sessions - Tiny Daggers

INXS – The Beck sessions - Guns in the Sky

BRMC – War Machine

The Jesus and Mary Chain –Kill Surf City

The Pastels- Automatically Yours

The Smiths – Meat is Murder

Sonic Youth - Schizophrenia

Arctic Monkeys – Black Treacle

The Feelies – Loveless Love

Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 – Adventure Rocket Ship

Peter Bjorn and John – Second Chance

M. Ward – To Go Home

Cave Painting - Leaf

Talking Heads – (Nothing But) Flowers Flowers

Krista Muir – Start Again

Sloan – I Hate My Generation

Pony da Look – (I’ve Got) Dirty Nails

Deerhoof - I Did Crimes For You

F in Math – Benny and the Jets

Brian Eno – Pour it Out

Wu Lyf – We Bros

Portishead – the RIP

The Modern Lovers - The Morning Of Our Lives

Monday, June 13, 2011

June 13, 2001

Here's the list, Folks:

Artist - Album - Song (cc - Canadian content)

Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See - That's Where You're Wrong
Chad VanGaalen - Diaper Island - Blonde Hash (cc)
Wire - Red Barked Tree - Please Take
TV On The Radio - Nine Types of Light - Repitition
tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l - My Country (cc)
Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs - Can't Keep
I Am Kloot - Sky at Night - Fingerprints
Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys! - Lippy Kids
Bon Iver - Bon Iver- Towers
Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here - I'm New Here
Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man - Pieces of a Man
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - We're New Here - I've Been Me
The Nototrious xx - Wait What - Juicy-r
Hellafactz - Single Song 4 Nan (cc)
The Roots - How I Got Over - Right On
Joanna Newsome - Milk-Eyed Mender - Bridges and Balloons
Emmylou Harris - Hard Bargains - The Ship on His Arm
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues - Montezuma
Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo - Baby's Arm
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes - Get Some
Peter, Bjorn and John - Gimme Some - Tomorrow has to Wait
My Morning Jacket - Circuital - Victory Dance
Cults - Cults - Go Outside
Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo - Christopher Colombus
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rome - Problem Queen
The Cars - Move Like This - Blue Tip
LCD Soundsystem - London - Us v Them
Cecile Doo-Kingue - Freedom Calling - Walk Away (cc)
Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Booker T. Jones - Road to Memphis - The Bronx
Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary - Grounds for Divorce (cc)
Braids - Native Speaker - Glass Deers (cc)
Radiohead - The King of Limbs - Codex
Lou Reed - Coney Island Baby - Coney Island Baby

Hosted by: Justin James Ford & Benjamin James Monk

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron 1942-2011

Yesterday, Gil Scott-Heron, the influential poet, activist and spoken-word artist, died yesterday in New York City. We will be featuring his music heavily in our next few episodes.

Monday, May 2, 2011

B-Sides May 2nd, 2011

Here's the Show:

Here's the list:

TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light - You (nr)
Peter, Bjorn & John - Gimme Some - Tomorrow Has To Wait (nr)
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes - Get Some (nr)
Malajube - La Caverne - Le Blizzard (cc, nr)
Gossip - Music For Men - Four Letter Word
X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescence - Oh Bondage, Up Yours!
You Say Party! - XXXX - Thee is XXXX (within my heart) (cc)
Feist and Ben Gibbard - Dark was the Night - Train Song (cc)
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues - Montezuma (nr)
Rae Spoon - Love is a Hunter - Love is a Hunter (cc)
Vetiver - To Find Me Gone - You May Be Blue
Bernard Amadus - Brun - La Brise (cc)
BaliMurphy - Poussiere - Les Alumettes
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today - Fright Night (Nevermore)
Panda Bear - Tomboy - Tomboy (nr)
Beirut - March of the Zapotec - The Akara
Siskiyou - Siskiyou - It's All Going to End (cc)
Sean Hayes - Flowering Spade - Elizabeth Sways
Luna - Guilt By Association - Straight Up
The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt - Troubles Will Be Gone
Twi the Humble Feather - Music For Spaceships and Forests - 1c. Music for Spaceships and Forests
Summer Camp - Youth (EP) - Ghost Train
Pixies - Doolittle - Hey
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake - The Words That Maketh Murder (nr)
Ron Sexsmith - Long Player Late Bloomer - Believe It When I See It (cc, nr)
Braids - Native Speaker - Glass Deers (cc, nr)
Wire - Red Barked Tree - Red Barked Tree (nr)
Thao - We Brave Bee Stings and All - Bag of Hammers
The Decemberists - The king is Dead - June Hymn (nr)
LCD Sounsystem - The London Sessions - I Can Change (nr)
Radiohead - The King of Limbs - Codex (nr)
TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light - Killer Crane (nr)
House of Love - Beatles and the Stones
DJ Champion - Chill'em All - Keep on Ridin' (cc)
Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo - Sensations in the Dark
Beta Band - Three E.P.s - Dry The Rain

[Band - Album - Song]
cc = Canadian Content
nr = New Record

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The People have Spoken!: The Competition of the Bryans/Brians Ferry Vs. Eno

The People have spoken! "The Competition of the Bryans/Brians: Ferry vs. Eno" poll is now closed.

The complete playlist will be posted and the results revealed this week on the blog. Just dying to know who won right now? In the meantime, you can listen HERE to the radio show which broadcast live on CKUT 90.3 FM 4AM - 7 AM April 4 and find out for yourself.

Thanks to everyone for voting! It was a tight race!

Be well!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Brian Eno - Cultural Guru, Musical Alchemist, Non-Musician.

Eno By Association (Eno and associated terms)

musique concrète, krautrock, minimalist, texture music, Darmstadt School, plunderphonics, ambient, Cagean, proto-sampling, regenerative musics, oblique strategies, dada, kosmische musik, atmospherics, vertical music, punk.


and participate in "The Competition of the Bryans/Brian: Eno Vs. Ferry"**

FYI, Survey results were announced on April 4 live on Bsides the Radio Show on CKUT 90.3 fm. Listen HERE to find out who won!

It's not with ease that anyone foolhardy enough to tackle a *Brain(*I'll leave this typo in tact. Some would argue that he is a musical genius!) Eno bio conjures up a description of his expansive career…And, you'll see no such bravery here.

His most renown role as a rock star, albeit brief, was the flamboyant sound technician in the Bryan Ferry lead, Roxy Music. Since his departure in 1973, Eno's had his hand in just about everything. Possessing, a voracious appetite for music, Eno' s produced everything from, no wave, free jazz, to pure unadulterated pop. One of his longest standing projects early in his career on the Obscure label stemmed from Eno's relationship to contemporary experimental musicians such as Michael Nyman, Gavin Bryars and Cornelius Cardew as well as the influences of Steve Reich and his experiments with phase shifting.

Eno's continued experimentation with tape looping, pre-recorded sounds, and cut-up techniques presaged the widespread use of sampling by a decade and can be heard in succeeding sample pioneers such as Public Enemy and Big Audio Dynamite. Eno also has earned accolades for his bold use of the VCS3 synth and his notorious "treatments" and inventions such as the snake guitar. Whether on a Bowie album, John Cale or Talking Heads, his production style has become trademark.

Oftentimes employing Oblique Strategy, a set of actions roughly inspired by the Cageon notion of "create parameters, set it off, see what happens" Eno's production techniques, whether direct Oblique strategy or simply steeped in anti-orthodoxy, seemed to set the tone for a prolific career that would span decades as well as genres.

A ridiculously eclectic resume found him in the company of David Byrne, Scott Waker, Grace Jones, Jah Wobble, U2, Coldplay and Liberace.

Contemporaneously, Eno's artistic ventures in experimentation with video and light coalesced naturally with his music, a gap that was originally bridged when he heard the Who. Although Eno would migrate away from any traditional form of rock toward 'vertical music', his inherent sensibilities for rhythm and strong sense of melody can be traced to his formative years growing up by an an American army base where he would be enchanted by the sounds of doo-wop and r&b. It's these influences that have lead him full circle from the very Europeon-Krautrock sounds of his work with Cluster and Harmonia to diasporic sounds of central and North Africa on David Byrne and Talking Heads albums, My Life in A Bush of Ghosts and Remain in LIght. His cumulative life experiences have, in one way or another, allowed him to channel music beyond any one geographic location that has culminated in a highly regarded canon in the history of contemporary 20th century music.

Whatever your opinion of Brain Eno, it's a safe bet that he offers something out there for everyone.

Listen HERE to the the Eno/Ferry edition of the radio show broadcast last night (April 3) on CKUT 90.3 fm.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Musical Nipple! Sonic NipSlip!


Some highlights from the show include:

Joe Strummer and the Mescolaroes
The NEW LCD Soundsystem
Modern Lovers!
Lizzy Mercier Descloux (love you T!)
Adam and The Ants
Patti Smith and Camper Van Beethoven (In tribute to my financial woes)

PS The new LCD album, London Sessions, is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! And the slowed down version of "I Can Change" is like catching sight of a nipple. It's a MUSICAL Nipple! And nipples (musical or not) make everyone smile!


Spring Fever Has Hit Montreal`s Finest 3 Hours of Radio!

Here`s the link to the last episode of B-Sides

Set list soon to follow!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Thanks to Lexis from MIMS who took over the wheels of steel for Serious B two weeks ago has found the elusive Shook ones track that I had to get out to you radio heads ..ENJOY!

Mobb Deep “Shook Ones” finally uncovered!

March 24, 2011 | Written by Lexis

Finally the sample behind one of the hardest and grimiest beats of the 90′s has been uncovered. Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones pt.II”, the mother of all classics if you wanna stab someone in an alley. Apparently, the archeological find was made by Bronco from the awesome sampling site called

The sample is from living legend Herbie Hancock‘s 1969 cult-classic called “Fat Albert Rotunda”. The track used for the Mobb Deep sample is called “Jessica” and only about 3 seconds of it is used, but the video below does a really nicejob on showing you how it was chopped, slowed down and looped.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Music is my Sanctuary



01. Seiji – Sticks (0:00)
02. Silkie – It’s Late (3:15)
03. Mau’lin - Deeper Than The Sun (06:00)
04. MJ Cole - TGV (08:45)
05. Martyn – For Lost Relatives (11:30)
06. Kowton – She Don’t Jack (15:15)
07. Lone - Cloud 909 (18:00)
08. Take – Begin End Begin (Falty Dl Remix) (20:00)
09. Bakey Ustl – Nose Candy (23:15)
10. Ital – Queens (26:30)
11. Mim Suleiman – Nyuli (30:00)
12. Sara Schiralli – Paranoid (33:45)
13. Full Crate – 80′s Sugar (feat. Mar) (37:00)
14. Grooveman Spot – Ur Luv (Woo) (40:30)
15. Monkey Robot – Neverending Rhodes (44:00)
16. Jesse Boykins – B4 The Night is Thru (46:45)
17. Slum Village – Don’t Fight The Feeling (50:30)
18. Bilal - The Dollar (Black Milk Remix) (53:30)
19. Dee La Kream & Declaime – Old School (56:30)
20. Häzel and Ebrahim – This is Dope (58:45)
21. Eric Lau – What the world should be (60:15)
22. Freddie Joachim - Quick (1:01:45)
23. AFTA-1 – 4nia (1:03:30)
24. Miles Bonny x Ta-Ku – Down To Earth Club Music (1:05:15)
25. Wagon Christ – Harmoney (1:08:00)
26. Apollo Brown – Shoot The Heart (1:10:30)
27. Polyester Feat. Zipp, Skeme, Casey Veggies – Keep It Real (1:12:30)
28. Freddie Gibbs – The Ghetto (1:14:40)
29. Pharoahe Monch – Clap (1:17:45)
30. Shashu – Beat # 03 (1:20:30)
31. Lewis McCallum – Fly Or Die (1:22:30)
32. Nicky Lars – Get Back (biatch!!!) (1:26:45)
33. Fatima x Alex Nut – Waist High Jeans (1:29:00)
34. Taylor McFerrin – Done For (1:31:00)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Punk = An Accident Waiting Impatiently to Happen or Was it?

Did you know that Jello Biafra ran for mayor of San Francisco in 1979 and that Jell-o was his official corporate sponsor? Did you know that I have a San Francisco shot glass? Did you know that Harvey Milk was Jello's Biafra's uncle?

Okay, that last statement was false but the rest is true (except for Jell-o sponsoring Biafra). Learn these need-to-know FAQs about your favorite punk rock icons and more on the Bsides Wee Hour Classics radio show on CKUT 90.3 FM.

Hey folks, this show highlights some of the bands that form part of the fabric of the period known as first generation punk between 1976 - 1979. For purists, it was so fleeting, literally over the span of two, maybe three years; so many bands came and went. Because there was such a vibrant underground economy--the fanzine (i.e. Sniffin' Glue) and the indie label (i.e. Rough Trade) playing a key role in conjunction with clubs (i.e. the Roxy, the 100 club) and music journalists (i.e. Chrissie Hynde and Nick Kent)--punk exploded before even being labeled as such and was already foreshadowing its end while just barely beginning. It was a case of punk being cannibalized by its own legend. How did it get so big so quickly? It was the players in the first wave themselves that were walking advertisements. They were marketing themselves on their own terms, atleast semi-conscious of some of the major implications of punk-as-movement. This has never really been repeated at such an *organic level reaping such tremendous results. Its equivalent now would be a YouTube video gone viral. I claim no vast knowledge of the major label recording industry but it seems to me that the kind of access that some of these bands like the Sex Pistols were getting to major labels (i.e. EMI) could never occur now. (This kinda squashes the rock star pipe dream for myself as well as many others I know!) These were indeed special times for many reasons--times to be relished!

*I use organic very loosely here. I think that there was more than just a casual toying with art as artifice culminating in brilliant acts of subversion. First gen punks had popular attention--for a 'media minute', the public was watching as they gobbed, puked, and pogoed into the hearts of kids that had something to say. Many of those same kids picked up a guitar themselves and people listened.

Anyways, enough banter. Have a listen for yourself HERE.

Stay tuned for the Wee Hour Review back in a few weeks with a look at experimental music, Brian Eno and, "The Competition of the Bryans/Brians: Ferry vs. Eno". I'll be posting an online survey with results of "The Competition of the Bryans/Brians: Ferry vs. Eno" being announced on the next Wee Hour Review. Until then, be well!

This weeks playlist:

Identity - X - Ray Spex

Siouxsie interview 22 Nov 1976

Gary Gilmore's Eyes - The Adverts

Babylon's Burning - The Ruts

Top of the Pops - The Rezillos

Ready Steady Go - Generation X

Sound of the Suburbs - The Members

Anti - Pope - The Damned

(I Belong To The) Blank Generation - Richard Hell & The Voidoids

Good Kisser - Hunx And His Punx

Borstal Breakout - Sham 69

Oh Bondage, Up Yours! - X - Ray Spex

One Chord Wonders - The Adverts

(I'm) Stranded - The Saints

What Do I Get - The Buzzcocks

Baby, Baby - The Vibrators

Neat Neat Neat - The Damned

Sonic Reducer - The Dead Boys

Your Generation - Generation X

Bored Teenagers - The Adverts

If The Kids Are United - Sham 69

Born to Lose - Johnny Thunders

Action Time Vision - Alternative TV

Another Girl, Another Planet - The Only Ones

Smash It Up - The Damned

Orgasm Addict - The Buzzcocks

Another Girl, Another Planet - The Only Ones

Lexicon Devil - the Germs

Personality Crisis - The New York Dolls

Faster & Louder – The Dictators

Hersham Boys – Sham 69

2 - 4 - 6 - 8 Motorway - Tom Robinson Band

Jimmy Jimmy - The Undertones

We Are The One - The Avengers

Emergency - 999

Trash - The New York Dolls

Stranglehold - U.K. Subs

King Rocker - Generation X

Harmony In My Head - U.K. Subs

The Clash - Interview with Tom Synder 1981 - Generation X

1977 - The Clash

Drowning Men - The Adverts

Poly Styrene and X - Ray Spex interview

Day the World Turned Day - Glo - X - Ray Spex

Hurry Up Harry - Sham 69

(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures - The Rezillos

Here Comes The Summer - The Undertones

Ever fallen in love - The Buzzcocks

Free Money - Patti Smith

Two tub Man - The Dictators

Staring at the Rude Boys - the Ruts

How Much Longer - Alternative TV

Jello for Mayor (Interview) - Dead Kennedys

Let's Lynch the Landlord - Dead Kennedys

Monday, January 24, 2011

NUIT BLANCHE... Replacement Disc Jockey...Serious will be Black ...

Hey hey hey radioheads,

this week the first lady of the bsides crew Serious Black is replaced by Big Daddy AnDRew NEwton on the wheels of steel as she celebrates her birthday in true 'under ground' fashion by slinging vinyl and other things in Chicago.

On her next show she'll be spinning some of the vinyl that she hauled back back from Chicago , features a delightful interview with Josh Deep and pre Nuit Blanche interviews as the Sud Ouest/South West host's Nuit Blanche for the first time.

Stay tuned for interviews with Spoony Bee ( Montreal unsung selecta), Andy Williams , Kobal and Lexis and Serious as they prepare to heat up Vinet Park, 2450 workman, Saturday February 26th 2011.
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Stay Tuned folks!!!
enjoy the ride with a new driver see you in a few weeks...

Serious B.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Toasting The Slits, Lizzy Mercier DesCloux and Basqiuat's "Gray"

Welcome 2011!...and to the Wee Hour Review broadcast live on CKUT 90.3 FM with your host Tim Taylor - LISTEN HERE
On the roster:
  1. Slits Tribute: Previously unaired, this show was prerecorded in October when we lost Ari Up from seminal Riott Grrl progenitors the Slits. For more on the Slits, scroll down to the October 29th blog posting on the Slits.
  2. Remembering Paris' Lizzy Mercier deCloux - We unleash the biological warfare of Lizzy Mercier DesCloux with such New York No Wave inspired tracks as "Tumour" and "Herpes Simplex". DesCloux's career is further explored as she progresses into a broader range of sounds embodying Worldbeat. DesCloux evlolutions takes us from the Bahamas to Ethiopia to Brazil. DesCloux truly became an international, albeit little-known, artist culminating in a respectable body of work with such jazz greats as Chet Baker.
  3. A brief description of the downtown art scene featuring Jean Michel's Basquat's band "Gray": in New York City, circa 1980: Art not only became a fashion but a huge commodity to be bought and sold--both art and artist nearly cannibalized. No sooner was the art snatched up by collectors than it was auctioned off at inflated prices, the artist sometimes discarded and career destroyed before it ever began. Organic beginnings were traded in for designer careers plunged into instant decadence and fame. Obscene amounts of cash exchanged hands, the East village and Soho were no longer discernible from the egregious hustling of Wall Street. Basquiat, among others, Julian Schnabel, Jenny Holzer and Keith Haring, were some of the artists at the right place at the right time. But some never made it out alive.

Liquid Liquid - Cavern
Nhate Backwords - Typical Night Master
Nhate Backwords - You light up freestyle (watch, man!)
Slits - Issues
Slits - Slits Tradition
Adam & the Ants - Deutsche Girls
Slits - Pay Rent
Dead Kenedys - Halloween
Slits - FM
Terravona - Mongril
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell On You
Talking Heads - I Zimbra
Wilson Picket - In the Midnight Hour
New Age Steppers - Abderhamane's Demise
The Slits - Animal Space
Lizzy Mercier DesCloux - Morning High
Lizzy Mercier DesCloux - Tumour
Lizzy Mercier DesCloux - Herpes Simplex
Rosa Yamen - Nina Con un Tercer Ojo
Rosa Yamen - Torso Corso
Mars - 3E
Richard Hell & the Voidoids - Blank Generation
Mars - 11, 000 Volts
Patti Smith - Land
Lizzy Mercier DesCloux - Funky Stuff
Lizzy Mercier DesCloux - Mais ou sont passes les gazelles
Lizzy Mercier DesCloux - FogHorn Blues
Gray - So Far So Real
Gray - Drum Mode
Gray - Mockingbird
Gray - I Wanna Go Back
Gray - Mr. Bickerton
Gray - Desire
Gray - Sweet of the New
Gray - Life on the Streets