I love Cut Copy

As I said on my show, I'm psyched that an awesome new (to me) band is not from Brooklyn, Sweden or France. Cuz it seems that things I like lately are from those 3 places, which is rather odd. Cut Copy: 80s-esque, sometimes getting beyond the sweet New Order synth into Eye of the Tiger territory. It's just that good. They're from Melbourne. They're playing Boston May 12. I WISH I COULD GO!!

Two week's-worth of playlists below. It's raining out. Should I have a Rusty Nail?

Beef Jerky Time 4/16/08
  • Tru: Stars
  • The Charging Sky: Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins
  • Stop Being Perfect: The LK
  • Night of the Furies: The Rosebuds
  • The Henney Buggy Band: Sufjan Stevens
  • Myriad Harbour: The New Pornographers
  • Paris 2004: Peter Bjorn & John
  • People: Gorillaz
  • So Haunted: Cut Copy
  • She's a Beauty: The Tubes
  • Blinuet: Zoot Sims
  • Doledrum: The La's
  • You Got the Silver: Rolling Stones
  • Wake Up Dolores: Los Lobos
  • Saxx Laws (Night Flight to Ojai): Beck remix

Beef Jerky Time 4/23/08
  • Pop Goes the Weasel: Marcy Marxer
  • Friday Night at the Drive-In Bingo: Jens Lekman
  • Requiem for O.M.M.2: Of Montreal
  • Merci Madame la Vie: Charles Aznavour
  • edit: hollAnd
  • Our House: Madness
  • La Vie est Belle: MC Solaar
  • Set Adrift on Memory Bliss: PM Dawn
  • Fresh: Pacifica
  • 4 Minutes: Madonna f/Justin Timberlake
  • Lysergic Bliss: Of Montreal
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds: The Beatles
  • Walk Don't Run: Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  • Mon Oncle (jazzy mix): Mr. Untel
  • Daily Sisyphus: Paloma
  • The Underdog: Spoon
  • Quiet Beauty: Paul Berliner

Sick again!

Flu or something, ugh. So I missed the 4/9/08 show to convalesce. Here's the list from the 4/2/08 Beef Jerky Time:
  • Good Ol Boys: The Apple Brothers
  • King Dork: The Mr. T Experience
  • Clash City Rockers: The Clash
  • Be Good to Me: Apollo's Apaches
  • What if I was Right: Sleater Kinney
  • Like a Riot: Ann Beretta
  • The Way We Get By: Spoon
  • Some Weird Sin: Iggy Pop
  • Glander's Biennial: Kleenex Girl Wonder
  • Why Ain't Love Fair: Thee Wylde Maniacs
  • Digital: Joy Division
  • Prime Numbers: The Two Gentleman Band
  • Drivin' Thru My Heart: The Donnas
  • With My Love: Shades
  • Double Day: The Afghan Whigs
  • Cryin Cryin Cryin: Bomb Bassets
  • Squeaky Clean: The Mopes
  • Cans of Love: Smugglers
  • Trem Two: Mission of Burma
  • Rock the Casbah: The Clash

Spring happy

The bloomin' snow is finally melting. More is gone every day. It's still 20F at night, but a few days have gotten up to 50F. Every winter that I'm alive is harder to take than the one before. And every spring I'm more surprised to start feeling normal again. I feel so normal by September that I forget to move away somewhere warmer, and then winter strikes again. OK that's the cycle, but let's not dwell right now on winter being only a few months away... Let's celebrate!

Playlist from Beef Jerky Time 3/26/08:
  • Take on Me: a-ha
  • Look Back: OK Ikumi
  • Destination Unknown: Missing Persons
  • Blue Whale: Fantasy Mirrors
  • Things Can Only Get Better: Howard Jones
  • Stakeout: Freezepop
  • People Are People: Depeche Mode
  • Kelly: Van She
  • It's My Life: Talk Talk
  • Fraud in the 80s: Mates of State
  • Perfect Kiss: New Order
  • I Lust U: Neon Neon
  • Don't You Want Me: Human League
  • On the Lam: Panther