#0102 – Happy Go Lucky

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Hey, it’s time for a regular ol’ mix. Happy sounding songs. Guitars. New music. No big whoop. Something snappy. Something you can dance in your chair to, or ride your bike, or go for a walk since the weather’s getting nice out. Yeah, I’m talking to you!
  1. Echo & The Bunnymen – “Seven Seas”  – 03:14
  2. The Decemberists – “This Is Why We Fight” – 04:16
  3. Brett Dennen – “Sydney (I’ll Come Running)” – 03:54
  4. Guster – “Do You Love Me” – 03:30
  5. Fleet Foxes – “Helplessness Blues” – 04:46
  6. The Go! Team – “Back Like 8 Track” – 03:40
  7. Billy Bragg & Wilco – “One By One” – 03:17
  8. Gretchen Parlato – “Still” – 03:03
  9. The Temper Trap – “Sweet Disposition” – 03:43
  10. Mumford & Sons – “The Cave” – 03:26
  11. The Avett Brothers – “Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise – 04:38
  12. The Joy Formidable – “Whirring” – 06:38
  13. Passion Pit – “Moth’s Wings” – 04:16
  14. Florence + The Machine – “Cosmic Love” – 04:07
  15. Fitz & The Tantrums – “MoneyGrabber” – 03:00
  16. TV On the Radio – “Caffeinated Consciousness” – 03:09
  17. Death Cab for Cutie – “You Are A Tourist” – 04:46

#0088 – All Over the Place

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Many moons ago, Kristen (who is among my oldest friends) made the suggestion that I put my iTunes on random and just make a mix of the first load of songs that come up.  For reasons unclear (mostly laziness I suspect), I never got around to it until last week, where I specifically just threw the iPhone into a frenzy as I scrolled through my 32GB library and decided to hit shuffle, which resulted in the wonderful “Cruel to be Kind” by Nick Lowe.  I then pressed Genius to see what it’d recommend and the result was…. well, it was all over the place, but it actually sounded pretty good.  I didn’t change the order or anything.

So here you go.  My mix, based on what iTunes thinks I like with the random selection of Nick Lowe…

  • Nick Lowe – Cruel to be Kind
  • John Hiatt – Ethylene
  • William Shatner – Ideal Woman
  • Aimee Mann – Put Me On Top
  • Hall & Oates – Did It In A Minute
  • Sleep Out –  Three Towns
  • Electronic – Getting Away With It
  • The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother
  • Mexican Institute of Sound – Sinfonía Agridulce
  • Prince – She’s Always In My Hair
  • Saul Williams – The Ritual
  • Jellyfish – The Glutton of Sympathy
  • Santigold – Say Aha
  • The Go! Team – Get It Together
  • Prodigy – Memphis Bells
  • Street Sweeper Social Club – Fight! Smash! Win!
  • The Roots – No Great Pretender
  • Squirrel Nut Zippers – It Ain’t You
  • Astrud Gilberto – Light My Fire
  • Tom Jones – Green, Green Grass of Home

Please… also let me know how my voice sounds.  I was so pissed off with my last show that I plunked down for a Blue Snowball and I think it’s a marked improvement.  You tell me…

#0061 – File under: Year Two New

AaronCan you believe this podcast has been up for over a year?  Four different hosts and sixty shows later, we’re still doing this and the shows are only getting better.

Sorry to have disappeared for the last month or so since Iron Deejay in June, but it’s been busy.  We had a second kid.  Work’s been rough.  There’s been some summer wind-down as the weather finally gets good enough in Chicago to be a distraction.

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Nevertheless, as we are already into Year Two for Radio Gen1us, I’m going to showcase a bunch of new music that’s been on heavy rotation on the iPod:

  • Vuja De – The Orb
  • Deep Blue – Ladytron
  • Give Me a Beat – Girl Talk
  • Milk Crisis – The Go! Team
  • Keep Your Head – The Ting Tings
  • Harder Than You Think – Public Enemy
  • List of Demands (Reparations) – Saul Williams
  • Discipline – Nine Inch Nails
  • All Kinds of Stuff – The Cure
  • Inside the Fire – Disturbed
  • The One With ‘Kid’ – Local H
  • We Call Upon the Author – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • Chemtrails – Beck
  • Going On – Gnarls Barkley
  • 100 Days, 100 Nights – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
  • The Modern Leper – Frightened Rabbit
  • Long Division – Death Cab for Cutie
  • Lost – Coldplay
  • Down to Earth – Peter Gabriel

#0039 – File under: Altered Beast

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First off, thanks to all you listeners and subscribers for a record week of people checking us out.

Have you ever had a love that was lost in the annals of time and space, only to have that voice echo across the room in a pitch of serendipity that took you back to a time and place where you felt completely vulnerable? This mix is not about that. It’s just a collection of tunes that I’m listening to this week.

Tracks inlude:

  1. Rock and Roll – The Velvet Underground
  2. I Wanna Be Your Dog – Uncle Tupelo
  3. If She Wants Me – Belle & Sebastian
  4. I Wanna Be Adored – The Stone Roses
  5. My Favourite Book – Stars
  6. Gravity Rides Everything – Modest Mouse
  7. Triops Has Three Eyes – They Might Be Giants
  8. They Are Night Zombies!! – Sufjan Stevens
  9. If You’re Into It – Flight of the Conchords
  10. Section 32: The Championship – The Polyphonic Spree
  11. Black Like Me – Spoon
  12. Alex Chilton – The Replacements
  13. The Wrath of Marcie – The Go! Team
  14. The Wild Sea – The Aquabats
  15. D.A.N.C.E. (with Spank Rock and Mos Def) – Justice
  16. Smash Your Head – Girl Talk

#0009 – File under: Chicago, Party

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Less than 48 hours to go until the crew rolls in, this is part 1 of a two-part theme music set. If you’re in the right headspace for mischief, this set makes sense. At any rate, artists include an almost unrecognizeable Metallica, The Blues Brothers, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Tower of Power, Granddaddy, a little Schoolhouse Rock action, Kinobe, Ladytron, Badly Drawn Boy, Shriekback, The White Stripes, Muddy Waters, 311, The Go! Team, Q-Tip and Luther Allison.

If you’re going to go on a tear through Chicago, this mix is entirely appropriate 🙂

#0002 – File under: Lollapalooza, Beats

We continue the Radio Gen1us journey featuring a mix of upbeat tracks from artists at Lollapalooza 2006 and 2007. Artists include Common with Armand Van Helden, Stephen and Damien Marley, Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco, The Roots, The Go! Team, Gnarls Barkley, Bjork, Bacalao, Peaches, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, Justice and MC Chris.

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