#0063 – Don’t Dance Near The Chemicals!

Alright. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. I have a few in the works, an alt-country mix, a show about great drumming performances, some others. But they are still unformed. Today I had an epiphany. I just want to rock your faces off, that’s all.

So I put together this mix. There are no clever audio clips and there’s not a lot of bullshit from me either. Just 15 tracks of rock and roll, from classic rock to indie bombast to power pop to punk rock. This is the kind of stuff that makes mice explode.

  1. The Hold Steady – Stevie Nix
  2. Lucero – What Else Would You Have Me Be
  3. The Rolling Stones – Bitch
  4. Led Zeppelin – Good Times Bad Times
  5. Styx – Born For Adventure
  6. Queen – One Vision
  7. AC/DC – Highway To Hell
  8. The Pursuit Of Happiness – I’m An Adult Now
  9. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists – Timorous Me
  10. Superchunk – Seed Toss
  11. Andrew Vincent and the Pirates – Ladies, Ladies, Ladies (Houseboat)
  12. The Replacements – Gary’s Got A Boner
  13. New York Dolls – Personality Crisis
  14. Cloak, Dagger – Bended Knee
  15. Death – Politicians in My Eyes
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#0055 – IRON DJ – No, let’s just be enemies

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gen1us profile image…in which I take you on a sonic adventure through the beginning, end, and aftermath of a trainwreck relationship. No one relationship in particular, I’ve been married so long I don’t remember any others, really. 🙂 But this is a mix that not only progresses through a series of moods but which also purports to tell a story. I hope you enjoy it.

I’ll be out of town for the weekend with little or no internet access. Hopefully when I get back I will have a whole bunch of Iron DJ entries to listen to!

  1. ELO – I’m Alive
  2. Pulp – Disco 2000
  3. Matthew Sweet – I’ve Been Waiting
  4. Stevie Wonder – I Believe
  5. Iggy Pop – Some Weird Sin
  6. Bill Withers – Who Is He And What Is He To You?
  7. …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – Relative Ways
  8. Beach Boys – God Only Knows
  9. The Slackers – So This Is The Night
  10. Ben Folds Five – Song For The Dumped
  11. The Police – So Lonely
  12. Aretha Franklin – Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)
  13. Unbunny – X
  14. David Bowie – Quicksand
  15. Queen – All Dead, All Dead

#0054 – Last of the V8 Interceptors

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Gen1us iconNow that the world has ended, what happens next? Thanks to the miracle of MTV, we now have some answers.

I have been wanting to do an 80s mix for a while, and as I thought about those songs and that time in my life, I found that the music and the videos for the music were pretty much inseparable in my head. I don’t watch MTV anymore (and from what I hear they don’t play too many music videos anymore either) but in the 80s I did, nearly constantly. With current music, I don’t really have that video frame of reference and the music is simply music. With 80s music though, I could discuss the (sometimes questionable) merits of the music alone but it is difficult to have that discussion without the mental images associated with the music video.

Well I got to thinking about all those great videos, and the ones that kept coming back to me were videos like Duran Duran’s Wild Boys, or The Police’s Synchronicity II, with their strange post-apocalyptic Mad Max type of aesthetic. So I’ve been watching a lot of those videos on youtube and I’ve collected some of the songs for you here.

This is still only an audio podcast, but I discuss the video for each song I play and I’ll put youtube links below.

  1. Fishbone – Party at Ground Zero
  2. Duran Duran – Wild Boys
  3. Rick Springfield – Bop ‘Til You Drop
  4. The Hooters – All You Zombies
  5. Queen – Radio Gaga
  6. Styx – Mr. Roboto
  7. Art of Noise with Max Headroom – Paranoimia
  8. Billy Ocean – Loverboy
  9. King – Love and Pride
  10. Scandal featuring Patty Smyth – The Warrior
  11. Taco – Puttin’ on the Ritz
  12. The Police – Synchronicity II
  13. Peter Schilling – Major Tom
  14. Tina Turner – We Don’t Need Another Hero
  15. World Party – Ship of Fools

PS Look for my Iron DJ entry later this week!

#0049 – Strong On His Mountain

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Gen1us iconI think the reason Aaron even asked me to do some shows here on Radio Gen1us in the first place is ’cause he was hoping I’d do a metal show. ‘Cause I am totally metal. Believe it. Anyway, now I’ve gone and done it and god help those of you who listen. Metal is not an easy genre for many people to listen to; it’s more often ugly than beautiful and it celebrates things we don’t normally like to think about, like aggression and malevolence. But it can also be very rewarding. In this mix, I try to ease you into it, but overall I’m not pulling many punches.

  1. Amon AmarthPursuit of Vikings
  2. Rebellion Ynglinga Saga (To Odin We Call)
  3. Dissection Retribution – Storm of the Light’s Bane
  4. Primordial Gallows Hymn
  5. October FallsFuneral Pyres
  6. Kroda Gnarled Cudgels of Thunder
  7. Darkthrone Paragon Belial
  8. Immortal Within the Dark Mind
  9. Mastodon Crusher Destroyer
  10. Gojira The Heaviest Matter in the Universe
  11. High On FireDevilution
  12. Arsis Wholly Night
  13. Carcass Incarnated Solvent Abuse
  14. Decapitated The Eye of Horus
  15. Kiuas Warrior Soul

Also, scattered throughout the mix are snippets of audio from one of the most metal movies of all time. You have probably already guessed what the movie is just based on the title of the mix.

#0047 – A More Perfect Union

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Gen1us iconBarack Obama gave a speech the other day. I was inspired to make this mix. I hope you enjoy it.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Desmond DekkerIsraelites
  2. The MelodiansRivers of Babylon
  3. Fishbone Slow Bus Movin’ (Howard Beach Party)
  4. Living ColourFunny Vibe
  5. Billy PaulAm I Black Enough For You?
  6. James BrownSay It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud)
  7. Public EnemyProphets of Rage
  8. Rage Against the MachineDown Rodeo
  9. Saul WilliamsTr(n)igger
  10. Marvin GayeWhat’s Going On?
  11. Bob MarleyRedemption Song
  12. Sly & the Family StoneEveryday People
  13. The Mighty Mighty BosstonesLet’s Face It
  14. Tracy ChapmanTalkin’ Bout a Revolution
  15. Ziggy Marley, Gipsy Kings, Tsidii Le LokaOne Love

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#0041 – Restless Leg Syndrome

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Gen1us icon“People with RLS feel uncomfortable sensations in their legs, especially when sitting or lying down, accompanied by an irresistible urge to move about.” Like they got ants in their pants and they just gotta dance? “…often described by people as burning, creeping, tugging, or like insects crawling inside the legs.” So, that’s a yes.

Am I really going to mock what I’m sure is a severely inconvenient affliction, just for a title for this post? Of course not. Well, maybe a bit.

These are the kinds of songs that interface directly with your nervous system. Prepare for a case of happy feet.

  1. Andrew Vincent and the Pirates – Bahamas
  2. Glittertind – Flaumen Gar, I Norge er Var
  3. OOIOO – uma
  4. Cloak/Dagger – JC Pays the Bills
  5. Thomas Dolby – The Key to Her Ferrari
  6. The Mountain Goats – Palmcorder Yajna
  7. The Thermals – Pillar of Salt
  8. The Slackers – Peculiar
  9. Clutch – 10,000 Witnesses
  10. Primus – Mr. Knowitall
  11. Return to Forever – Sofistifunk
  12. The Cure – Why Can’t I Be You
  13. Les Savy Fav – Dishonest Dan, Pt. 2
  14. The Dismemberment Plan – Girl O’Clock
  15. The Buzzcocks – Oh Shit
  16. Mojo Nixon – Girlfriend in a Coma
  17. Gitfiddle Jim – Paddlin’ Madeline blues
  18. The Big Bopper – Chantilly Lace
  19. Bad Brains – I Against I
  20. Fishbone – Housework

note: there’s a bit of a glitch in the Mojo Nixon track and I apologize for that. Also, I’ll work on getting my voice levels higher for the next one.

#0035 – That Lonesome Whistle

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Gen1us iconYou’re riding the train–maybe you’re on your way to work, or back home from work, or to meet friends, or to a job interview. Whoever you are and wherever you’re going, right now you’re between places, disconnected. Your own earbuds and the newspaper masks of the strangers around you only add to this sense of isolation. This is a soundtrack for staring out of windows as the world rolls by.

I’m not doing any track announcing during this set–don’t want to spoil the mood–so here is a tracklist.

  1. Jesu Silver
  2. Elliott BroodTwill
  3. pinebenderSimp Twister
  4. Boards of CanadaOscar See Through Red Eye
  5. David BowieWarszawa
  6. October FallsI
  7. Clutchy HopkinsPara Los Ninos
  8. OceansizeAn Old Friend of Christy’s
  9. TaintThe Idol/The Memory
  10. GownsClawless
  11. Bonnie ‘Prince’ BillyHard Life
  12. ShearwaterLa Dame et La Licorne
  13. AlcestLes Iris