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and I can hardly see your face, it’s all covered with Noxema.

NP: “Lover Come Back To Me” – Chet Atkins & Les Paul. Chester and Lester… You pretty much can’t go wrong. Don’t skip this one when you find it in the Goodwill LP bin, it’s worth all 50 pennies. NP: “Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right” – Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs. 1968 Flatt & […]

croissant rock for beardos…

I was recently commissioned to do a two-hour playlist for a company who was holding a seminar / meet-and-greet in their offices, and it was about the “local” side of the “global/local” theme. So… they wanted some local and fresh music that was also a bit background-y. Consequently, this ended up being a bit of […]

look, there goes Art Carney again…

NP: “Skill” – The Desperate Bicycles. “You don’t need skill, just the desire…”. 1978 DIY at its finest. NP: “My Night Out” – The Homosexuals. More 1978 obscurity and randomness. This stuff should have been as *almost* as big as Wire, XTC, etc. NP: “Celebrity Art Party” – The Embarrassment. 1981 Wichita weirdness. No, i’m […]

the first playlist of 2010…

NP: “The Man Who Called Himself Jesus” – Strawbs. Reine from Dungen didn’t necessarily get me hooked on Strawbs, but they came up enough in conversation that i felt that IT WAS TIME to delve into the Strawbs discography. Well, one Great Lake Swimmers tour, and a lot of competitive record shopping, later, and… well… […]

a distraction… playlist #1 for June

NP: “Panama” – Rock Plaza Central. It’s Chris from Rock Plaza Central doing a Van Halen cover alone. What more do I need to say? NP: “Remember That Day” – Scrawl. I miss Scrawl. Really one of the most important bands in my life, when it comes right down to it. Women + dissonance + […]

REALLY distracted… playlist #2 for June

NP: “Free th City” – Surf City. Naming themselves after a Jesus And Mary Chain song, they wear their influences on their sleeve, but… what a great rush of a song. Hot damn. NP: “The Fraudulent Singer” – Colossal Yes. So catchy. One of those songs that makes you believe in college rock and shoves […]

the “not fooling myself” playlist

And this is the playlist that’s a lot more where my head is at the moment. This is the foil to the “not fooling anybody” playlist. NP: “Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder” – Loudon Wainwright III. “When I see you again expect some champagne wine, and on Valentine’s Day expect a Valentine”. NP: “Nothing’s […]

the “not fooling anybody” playlist

big honking playlist of lots of stuff from the last couple of months… let’s just get straight into it. NP: “Let It Go” – The Asteroid No. 4. Shimmering pop song. Think The La’s, Ride, The Church, Trashcan Sinatras… Amazing. NP: The New Kid Revival – Her Space Holiday. Another amazing pop song. Been listening […]

a playlist just for the hell of it, and because it’s been too long…

We’ve missed lots of good music and lots of good concerts, but… let’s see if we can get this thing up and running again. Here’s a new playlist. NP: “Black Fur” – Fredrik. This record is a couple of months old at this point, but I’ve just come around to it. A couple of songs […]

oxford collapse party monday night plus playlist

I’ve finally purchased a new external hard drive, so… once i get all the new music i’ve been stockpiling on there (umm… literally 80 GB awaiting importing), these playlists should come more often. In the meantime, here’s a great long playlist, and then a very exciting announcement below about Oxford Collapse. Here’s this week’s playlist. […]