Friday, November 30, 2007

MP3 of the Day

In four days.... on Tuesday, Dec 4th, VOXTROT will be playing an all-ages show at Neumos here in Seattle. Today we have Four Long Days by this Austin, Tx band. Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Actor Cary Grant died of a stroke at age 82 on this day in 1986. In a film career that spanned more than 30 years, Grant distinguished himself as a sophisticated and debonair leading man. He retired from making movies in 1966. Although he never won an Oscar, he received a special award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1970 for his contribution to film. Many people don't know that Cary Grant was a advocate for LSD and took the drug more than sixty times. He once said: "All my life, I'd been searching for peace of mind. I'd explored yoga and hypnotism and made several attempts at mysticism. Nothing really seemed to give me what I wanted until I discovered this treatment. I hurt every woman I ever loved. I was an utter fake, a self-opinionated bore, a know-all who knew very little. I found I was hiding behind all kinds of defenses, hypocrisies and vanities. I had to get rid of them layer by layer. The moment when your conscious meets your subconscious is a hell of a wrench. With me there came a day when I saw the light." Today we have Make Love A Star by THE POISON CONTROL CENTER from their album A Collage Of Impressions.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Bob Moog always said that he was dissapointed with what people did with his machine, because the possibilities were endless. The synthesizer vs. guitar debate has being going on for almost 30 years now. Today we have Andy McCluskey of ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK describing his band's war against the electric guitar in the early 80's and their song Tesla Girls. Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

MP3 of the Day

One week from tonight (on December 4th) Tullycraft will be playing an all-ages show at Neumos w/ Voxtrot and Math and Physics Club. Today we have Baby I'm Yours by MATH AND PHYSICS CLUB from their new EP. Get to the show early... MAPC are going on at 9PM.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving MP3

Happy Thanksgiving! Today we have Call To Prayer by THE GUILD LEAGUE. Liz and I are going to be spending a long weekend down in Georgia, so I'm not going to be posting MP3s on Friday or Monday. Have a great holiday weekend!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

MP3 of the Day

The first entirely computer-animated feature, Toy Story, was released on this day in 1995. The movie, produced by Pixar grossed $300 million in one year. Today we have JEFF TWEEDY (from Wilco) covering the Bob Dylan classic Simple Twist Of Fate.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Tullycraft is playing an all-ages show on Saturday, December 8th at the Department of Safety in Anacortes w/ Fishboy and Eux Autres. Today's MP3 is Proper Name Spelling Bee by FISHBOY.

Monday, November 19, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Anne Boleyn was the second wife of King Henry VIII and the mother of Queen Elizabeth I. Henry's marriage to Anne, and her subsequent execution were part of the political and religious upheaval which lead to the English Reformation. She has been called the most influential and important queen England has ever had. Anne Boleyn is most popularly known for having been beheaded on charges of adultery and treason. She is widely assumed to be innocent of these charges, and is celebrated as a martyr in English Protestant culture. Today we have the song Anne Boleyn by EUX AUTRES from their new album Cold City.

Friday, November 16, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Pennsylvania has been called the snack food capital of the world. It leads all other states in the manufacture of pretzels and potato chips. The Sturgis Pretzel House introduced the pretzel to America, and Wise Snack Foods started making chips in Berwick in 1921. The U.S. chocolate industry is centered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, with the Mars Chocolate Company nearby. Just Born, the makers of Hot Tamales, Mike and Ikes, and the Easter favorite Marshmallow Peeps, are located in Bethlehem, PA. Today we have All The Way To PA by MACHINE GO BOOM from their album, Music For Parents.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1956, Elvis Presley's first movie Love Me Tender opened at the Paramount Theater in New York. The movie earned back its $1 million cost in just three days. Over the next 13 years, Elvis would appear in 32 more movies. Today we have SONDRE LERCHE covering the 1980 Pete Townshend classic Let My Love Open The Door.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Constance Frances Marie Ockleman was born on this day in 1919. In 1941, she began appearing in films under the name Veronica Lake and was soon a major Hollywood draw, frequently starring opposite Alan Ladd in films like This Gun for Hire (1942), The Glass Key (1942), and The Blue Dahlia (1946). Her career took a nosedive in the late 1940s. In the early 1950s she filed for bankruptcy, stopped acting and allegedly drank heavily. In the 1960s, a reporter discovered her working at a hotel bar in New York. She died of hepatitis in 1973. Today we have the song Piece Of Me by BRITNEY SPEARS from her new album Blackout.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Tullycraft is playing an all-ages show on December 4th at Neumos (in Seattle) w/ Voxtrot and Math and Physics Club. Today we have The Punks Are Writing Love Songs from our KEXP appearance last week.

Monday, November 12, 2007

MP3 of the Day

The soundtrack to the new Devon Reed film, The Bigtop was released before the actual film. In the movie, Devon's character runs away with the circus. For the soundtrack, Devon wrote every song himself and got some pretty heavy hitters to record them including: The Clientele, Lisa Germano, The Owls, Damien Jurado, Tullycraft, Eleventh Dream Day, The Sprites, Marbles, and Matthew Sweet. Today we have DOUG MARTSCH from Built To Spill's contribution to the Songs From The Bigtop Soundtrack called Cracked And Crazed. The film will be out in 2008.

Friday, November 09, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Pete Dale and his band MILKY WIMPSHAKE are playing at the Brixton Windmill tomorrow night. Pete formerly headed up the now defunct indie label Slampt, responsible for launching a thousand fanzines and nearly as many bands. Today we have I Wanna Be Seen In Public With You by MILKY WIMPSHAKE. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

MP3 of the Day

Microsoft released Windows Vista one year ago today... and pretty much everyone still hates it. Are Zunes even still available? Today we have Kitten, Come Over by THE LOLLIGAGS from their Wired EP.

Just a reminder.... TULLYCRAFT will be playing live on KEXP 90.3 FM THIS MORNING at 9:30AM (PST).

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


TULLYCRAFT will be playing live on KEXP this Thursday (Nov 8th) at 9:30AM (PST). If you live in Seattle you can listen to the broadcast on 90.3 FM, everyone else in the world can stream the broadcast from the KEXP website.

Monday, November 05, 2007

MP3 of the Day

JENS LEKMAN is playing in Seattle tomorrow night. It's not well known, but Jens, Steve Thornton (aka Fnarf), Nancy Ostrander (Cher Doll Records), and I were briefly in a band together. This was back when Jens was still calling himself Rocky Dennis. Steve and Jens would argue for hours about midi-string sections. Steve thought Jens was using them too often. Eventually, the band broke-up. Today we have Jens Lekman’s Farewell Song To Rocky Dennis from the Rocky Dennis EP.

Friday, November 02, 2007

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1920, Pittsburgh radio station KDKA broadcast the results of the presidential race between Warren G. Harding and James M. Cox. This was the first significant public radio news broadcast. The following year, Americans spent $10 million on radios. By 1922, some 500 radio stations were broadcasting programs, and the era of electronic entertainment had begun. Today we have History of the Radio by BOYS' STAR LIBRARY.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

MP3 of the Day

After recording demos for a fourth Buzzcock's album in 1981, PETE SHELLEY decided to pursue a solo career and the group disbanded in 1981. Shelley's first solo single was the song "Homosapien", which he had originally written for the next Buzzcocks LP. On this recording he returned to his original interests in electronic music and shifted the emphasis from guitar to synthesizer. Today we have PETE SHELLEY explaining how the demo for that song may have ultimately caused the break-up of The Buzzcocks and the song Homosapien.