#0101 – IRON DJ: 1997 (by @kburpee)

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,From Karen Burpee (@kburpee)…

The year was 1997. Pop, as always, was in. Grunge/alt-rock was no longer alternative, and starting to give way to dance music, and Ska was just taking hold in Eastern Canada…

I give you 96 83 minutes of 1997. Although I seriously considered creating an All-CanCon(*) playlist, but that would not be a true reflection of my listening habits that year. Bear in mind, this mix is a reflection of my last term of high school, the following summer and the start of my freshman year of university:

  1. The Verve – “Bitter Sweet Symphony” 06:20
  2. Chantal Kreviazuk – “God Made Me” 02:54
  3. Holly McNarland – “Numb” 03:48
  4. The Wallflowers – “One Headlight” 04:48
  5. Great Big Sea – “Run Runaway” 02:42
  6. Third Eye Blind – “Semi-Charmed Life” 04:19
  7. Chumbawamba – “Tubthumping” 04:33
  8. Cake – “The Distance” 02:32
  9. The Tragically Hip – “Ahead by a Century” 03:34
  10. Aqua – “Barbie Girl (Radio)” 00:02
  11. Sugar Ray – “Fly” 04:47
  12. Natalie Imbruglia – “Torn” 03:46
  13. Smash Mouth – “Walkin’ on the Sun” 03:17
  14. Wyclef Jean – “We Trying to Stay Alive” 02:26
  15. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “The Impression That I Get” 03:05
  16. White Town – “Your Woman” 04:10
  17. Our Lady Peace – “Clumsy” 03:36
  18. U2 – “Gone” 03:43
  19. The Cardigans – “Lovefool” 03:04
  20. The Verve Pipe – “The Freshmen” 04:20
  21. Smashing Pumpkins – “1979” 04:14
  22. The Notorious B.I.G. – “Hypnotize” 03:41
  23. Spirit Of The West – “Home for a Rest” 04:27

Music Talk 22 Feb

Jim

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We’ve started a new format on Radio Gen1us.  We’re not ditching our mixtapes — but we’re trying to be a bit more regular about podcasting.  Quite frankly, doing a discussion format is a lot easier to do, and it’s a bit more timely.  So if you’re jonesing for some nerd-out over music, then you’ll like this.

We’ve also consolidated our categories on the blog to channels.  Mixtapes is one, Music Discussion another (this means there may be other channels to come, eventually).

In the meantime, Jim and I had a lot of fun doing this show. We’re definitely going to do this more often (likely every other week) and still, sporadically put out playlists.  So if you like this, please give us some comment love and let us know what you think.  We’re always interested in having others participate and with this format, it’s really really easy to Skype in and rock out.

Music featured on our show today includes:

  1. High on Fire – Fire, Flood & Plague
  2. Gil Scott-Heron – New York is Killing Me
  3. The Editors – Papillon
  4. OK Go – End Love
  5. Motorpsycho – Mr. Victim
  6. Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
  7. The Urge – Closer

Put On Your Happy Face!

In his first Fireside Chat, FDR closed his remarks on the Banking Crisis in 1933 with this:

“…there is an element in the readjustment of our financial system more important than currency, more important than gold, and that is the confidence of the people. Confidence and courage are the essentials of success in carrying out our plan. You people must have faith; you must not be stampeded by rumors or guesses. Let us unite in banishing fear. We have provided the machinery to restore our financial system; it is up to you to support and make it work.

It is your problem no less than it is mine. Together we cannot fail.”

To hear FDR actually deliver it, check it out here. Otherwise, buck up, campers. Radio Gen1us is back. We’re not going anywhere and together, rocking out, mano in mano, we’ll get through this shitty shitstorm of shit. So let’s rock out a bit.

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  • Dollars and Sesne – Bob Dorough & Friends
  • I Don’t Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sisters
  • Step On – Happy Mondays
  • Blue Jean – David Bowie
  • Baby, Hold On – Eddie Money
  • For a Few Dollars More – Ennio Morricone & Terranova
  • Newjack – Justice
  • Forever – Walter Meego
  • El Movimiento – Alla
  • Money (In God We Trust) – Extreme
  • Big Fat Money – Van Halen
  • Faith – Limp Bizkit
  • Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love) – The Ramones
  • Halloween Parade – Sleep Out
  • William, It Was Really Nothing – The Smiths
  • Transmission – Joy Division
  • With Plenty of Money and You – Tony Bennett & Count Basie
  • Mo Money Mo Problems – The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Straight Out the Jungle – Jungle Brothers
  • Debra – Beck

#0044 – Greensburg Rap Mix

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DJ Scott: This hip-hop masterpiece is inspired by Will’s rap compilation that blasted during many trips from Johnstown to Greensburg. If you ever heard the CD, this mix is certain to drum up sentiments for Raw2 and The Baggy Knee. This playlist is full of phat beats from the streets.

Tracklist (click a song title to buy the high quality, DRM-free MP3 from Amazon):

  1. Shimmy Shimmy Ya – ODB w/ Wu-tang
  2. Hey Ma – Cam’Ron
  3. Survival Of The Fittest – Mobb Deep
  4. Treats For The Kiddies – Del The Funky Homosapien
  5. Hater Players – Black Star
  6. Liquid Swords – Genius/GZA
  7. Le Bien, Le Mal – Guru f. MC Solaar
  8. American Psycho – D-12
  9. Eye For A Eye (Your Beef Is Mines) – Mobb Deep
  10. Protect Ya Neck – Wu-tang
  11. Runnin’ – The Pharcyde
  12. Thieves in the Night – Black Star
  13. Long Kiss Goodnight – Notorious B.I.G.
  14. Nothing Ever Changes – Malcolm Palmer

#0016 – File under: Rage

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This week’s mix is loud, explicit and angry. If that doesn’t sound like you, do yourself a favor and listen back to Episodes #12 and #13 for some lighter fare. If however, you are a bitter person with unrelenting anger in your heart… well, then listen on brothers and sisters. This weeks mix includes Pantera, Coal Chamber, Cypress Hill, Dope, Notorious B.I.G., Anthrax, Disturbed, System of a Down (and the Wu-Tang Clan), One Minute Silence, Trailer Hitch, Mushroomhead, Machine Head, Nothingface, Mudvayne, Drowning Pool, Slayer, Rage Agasint the Machine, Sevendust and 50 Cent.

This mix is dedicated to Matt Cafasso and Justin Watkins. Rage… we’re all sorry for the hurt you hide inside your wounded soul… and Justin, Happy Birthday, brother. Maybe this year, you’ll be able to finally grow that mustache.

*Note: Most of my love for metal was nurtured by Watkins and O’Connell and further encouraged by a Mr. Foss.