Friday, September 28, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Terry Hall of FUN BOY THREE and Jane Wiedlin of the THE GO GO'S co-wrote the single "Our Lips Our Sealed." Both bands recorded and released versions of the song (The Go-Go's in 1981 and Fun Boy Three in 1983). Today we have Jane Wiedlin explaining the real story behind Our Lips Are Sealed and the FUN BOY THREE version of the song. Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

MP3 of the Day

If you take All Girl Summer Fun Band and mix in The Slits, and then add a pinch of The Raincoats, you may find DREAMDATE. Today we have Envious Hearts by this Oakland, CA based girl-group.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

MP3 of the Day

NEW ORDER played in New York City on this day in 1980. They were the opening act for A Certain Ratio. In the New York Rocker, David Fricke wrote of the show: "One could not help but wonder after hearing the tortured Transylvanian majesty of the music they made, about the possibilities for Joy Division had Curtis come to less drastic terms with his demons. But New Order came not to bury Curtis or to praise him, just to let him rest in peace. Of the seven songs they played, none were old numbers. The closest New Order came to eulogizing their fallen comrade was a ghost chant set to synthesizer, bass, melodica, and rhythm machine in which drummer Steve Morris' voice struggled to be understood through the echo. 'I wish you were here with me now,' Morris moaned, bearing the full brunt of its irony since the song from which that line comes, "In A Lonely Place," is actually one of two in the New Order set written with Curtis shortly before his death." Today we have The Village from the Power, Corruption & Lies album released in 1983.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

a new TULLYCRAFT song!

We had a crazy night last night. After their amazing show here in Seattle - Marty, Louie and Mark (from The Lucksmiths) stayed over with Liz and I. Needless to say, we were up a bit too late. Hey! If you missed the new TULLYCRAFT song that appeared on a few different blogs yesterday, you can get it here. Today we have The Punks Are Writing Love Songs from our new album, Every Scene Needs A Center coming out on Magic Marker Records on Oct 23rd.

Monday, September 24, 2007

MP3 of the Day

THE LUCKSMITHS are playing tonight at the Crocodile Cafe. People of Seattle, how can you miss this show? I know it's a Monday night, but they came all the way from Australia, and who knows when they'll be back?! Today we have The Lucksmiths' cover of the 1968 Bee Gees hit I Started a Joke from their new double CD, Spring a Leak (a collection of b-sides and compilation tracks).

Friday, September 21, 2007

MP3 of the Day

"Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits was the No. 1 song on the Billboard charts on this day in 1985. Two years later the son of Dire Straits drummer, Terry Williams - Hue Williams would form the band THE POOH STICKS with producer/songwriter Steve Gregory. The pair would invent a fictitious line-up which included Trudi Tangerine (tambourine/piano), Paul (guitar), Stephanie Bass-Drum(drums) and Alison (bass). The real-life Amelia Fletcher (Talulah Gosh & Heavenly) served as guest vocalist on two of their albums (The Great White Wonder and Million Seller). Today we have Cinnamon from the 1991 Multiple Orgasm album. Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

MP3 of the Day

If you were disappointed with the rest of the world by the new Under The Blacklight album by Rilo Kiley, then you might want to check out IMMACULATE MACHINE. Today we have a song by them called Jarhand from their new album, Fables.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

MP3 of the Day

The Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah has been the site of dozens of world speed records, but on this day in 1932 Ab Jenkins set a new kind of record. Jenkins completed the world's first 24-hour solo run, driving 2,710 miles nonstop in a single day. His stock Pierce Arrow V-12 averaged 112.94mph. Today's song is For The Attention Of by LITTLE NAME from their How To Swim And Live album.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

TULLYCRAFT Album Release Show

Exactly one month from today on Thursday, Oct 18th, TULLYCRAFT will be playing a show at the Crocodile Cafe (in Seattle) to celebrate the release of our new album "Every Scene Needs A Center." Today we have the song La La La Lisa by MATH AND PHYSICS CLUB who will be joining us on the bill that evening.

Monday, September 17, 2007

MP3 of the Day

So you wanna hear the sound that the giant made? On this day in 1998 The famous Union Jack dress, worn by Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, was sold at auction for £41,000 ($82,770). Do you still wanna hear the sound that the giant made? Check out Rut! by B FOR BRONTOSAURUS.

Friday, September 14, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Has BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN been hanging out with Stephin Merritt? Either that, or Clarence Clemons has been spinning The Magnetic Fields on the tour bus. My friend Roshan sent me this new song by the Boss called Girls In Their Summer Clothes, and I was floored by how much it sounded like a Stephin Merritt song. This could have been on The Charm of the Highway Strip.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! premiered on this day (September 13) in 1969. Twenty-five episodes were produced (seventeen in 1969 - 1970 and eight more in 1970 - 1971). The show was the result of CBS and Hanna-Barbera's plans to create a non-violent Saturday morning program which would appease the parent watchgroups that had protested the superhero-based programs of the mid-1960s. A popular theory holds that the creators of Scooby-Doo meant for the main characters to represent five different liberal arts colleges. Daphne was said to represent Mount Holyoke, Velma - Smith College, Fred - Amherst College, Shaggy - Hampshire College, and Scooby was said to be UMass Amherst. Sometimes the obvious just works. Today we have Pearl Jam Is Not A Good Band by APPLES OF THE EARTH. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Last night the indie-folk superstar DARREN HANLON played here in Seattle. He easily stole the evening with his Australian charm and pinball wizardry. He mixed the showmanship of Jonathan Richman and song writing chops of Billy Bragg. If Russell Crowe himself had been there, he wouldn't have been able to compete. Today we have Couch Surfing from Darren's album Fingertips and Mountaintops.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Big News! The official Magic Marker release date of the new Tullycraft album, Every Scene Needs A Center is October 23rd! Tullycraft will be playing a record release show on Thursday, Oct 18th at the Crocodile Cafe (in Seattle) with our good friends Math and Physics Club.

Monday, September 10, 2007

MP3 of the Day

The psychedelic-indiepop mini-orchestra known as RED PONY CLOCK has an ever changing/growing line-up. At last count they had 13 members. RPC’s endearingly ramshackle live performances are known throughout the Western US for their tendency to veer from beautiful Beach Boys inspired harmonies to cathartic punkish screamfests, followed by weird dixieland freak-outs - sometimes all in the same song. If you get a chance to catch them live... do. They are fun! Today's song is called Don't Forget Who Your Friends Are, and it's from Red Pony Clock's new album God Made Dirt.

Friday, September 07, 2007

MP3 of the Day

I guess we can add BEN GIBBARD to the list of folks who have covered Beat Happening's Indian Summer. Others include: Luna, The Manhattan Love Suicides and Spiritualized. Honestly, I can't say I'm a huge fan of this version, but I love the song. If you're not familiar with the original... it's a classic!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1949, a twenty-eight year old former sharpshooter in World War II named Howard Unruh left his house for a twelve minute walk around his Camden, New Jersey neighborhood. During his walk he shot people at random with a souvenir Luger and killed 13. He is regarded as one of the first 'lone gunmen' to go on an indiscriminate shooting spree in US history. Today's MP3 might make some of you wish that you had been in that Camden neighborhood 58 years ago, It's Britney Bitch! Today we have the new BRITNEY SPEARS single Gimme More. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Cross-country trips were no longer considered big news in the late 1920's, but on this day in 1930 Charles Creighton and James Hargis' journey managed to make headlines. The two men from Maplewood, New Jersey, arrived in New York City having completed their 42-day round trip to Los Angeles (7,180 miles) - driving their 1929 Ford Model A entirely in reverse gear. Somehow, Car Trouble by ALL GIRL SUMMER FUN BAND seems like an appropriate MP3 to post today.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Congratulations to Molly Anderson and Curt Kentner (Magic Marker Records), who were married in Portland, OR over the holiday weekend. All of the Tullycrafters were in attendance. A wonderful time was had by all. Today we have Guess How Much I Love You by THE LUCKSMITHS from their A Good Kind Of Nervous album.