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Saturday, September 24, 2016


Back on air today!  Thanks to DJ Ryan Dancemachine for filling in on the Happyoblivion Show the past 2 Saturdays!

12:00pm
super furry animals - juxtaposed with u
heavenly - P.U.N.K. girl
the golden eaves - no other
homecomings ~ alphabet floating in the bed "sale of broken dreams" [second royal records]
pale spectres - d(r)iving
camera obscura - let's get out of this country
12:20pm
pictured resort - night drive [Japan]
alpaca sports - there's no one like you [Sweden]
brideshead - me and the stars and the sea [Germany]
rose melberg - not just to be loved but to love (jonathan richman cover)
the hi-life companion - you're the greatest
secret meadow - water in the flowing river [Indonesia]
12:40pm
swimming tapes - tides
toshiaki yamada - sumisu [Japan]
e'spaniel - just another day
youthcomics - and his car [Japan]
letting up despite great faults - wrapped
hanadorobow - daydream [Japan]
california snow story - motorway
1:00pm
Pirouettes ~ Carrément Carrément "Carrément Carrément" [Kidderminster] [France]
ice choir - unprepared
Band À Part - Verano Azul, Invierno Nuclear [Spain]
yacht club - cold wind from fools [Japan]
lia pamina - whirlwind [Spain]
teenage fanclub - i'm in love
1:20pm Surf Set
the tomorrowmen - parsec's paradox
burt rocket - boss board
los venturas - makaha surf
the volcanics ~ bullseye "stompin' garage" [double crown]
the meltones - the perfect wave
the surfites - launch pad
the concussions ~ polyester fester "newaygo sound machine" [double crown]
1:40pm
the bilinda butchers - all my friends
the recreations - winter balloon [Japan]
northern portrait - some people [Denmark]
math and physics club - baby i'm yours
the school - til you belong to me
the very most - alien girl
2:00pm
boyish - color film [Japan]
decibels - whole wide world
the dentists - water for a man on fire
sambassadeur - stranded [Sweden]
the suncharms - sparkle
2:20pm
the french pop dream - the world is happening somewhere
juvenile juvenile - planet heaven [Japan]
red sleeping beauty - tell me more [Sweden]
pale sunday - unknown half [Brazil]
the spook school - gone home
allo darlin' - golden age
2:40pm
terry vs. tori - dream wild [Spain]
san francisco - una vaina bajo tu cama [Spain]
cozy catastrophes - summer boy
tesco chainstore mascara - tomorrow
cola jet set - no te enamores de mi [Spain]
summer twins ~ stop & go "limbo" [burger]
dot dash - holly garland "searchlights" [the beautiful music]

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The excellent DJ Ryan Dancemachine subbing in on the Happyoblivion Show again today. I'll be back next Saturday!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The superb DJ Ryan Dancemachine will be filling in on the Happyoblivion Show for two Saturdays (9/10 & 9/18). I'll be back on Saturday 9/25!

Saturday, September 3, 2016


Close call from Hurricane Lester! Thanks for hanging with KTUH, Hawaii's only alternative.

Playlist updated as show progresses.
12:00pm
super furry animals - juxtaposed with u
yaoyoros - toke dashita natsu ni
the chills - when the poor can reach the moon
fear of men - island
layne - baby it's alright [Japan]
homecomings ~ perfect sounds forever "sale of broken dreams" [second royal records]
12:20pm
plant cell - fall [Japan]
the primitives - been hiding (aisler's set cover)
evening cinema - everlasting summer [Japan]
and summer club - into the white [Japan]
the swapsies - another game on saturday
12:40pm
the smittens - together forever in love
stephen's shore - ocean blue
frankie rose - know me
winter - wherever you are
heaven for real ~ subliminal "kill your memory" [mint]
trash can sinatras ~ let me in (or let me out) "wild pendulum" [red river]
1:00pm
post modern team - she does something to me [Japan]
holiday - here we are again
pictured resort - away to paradise [Japan]
communions - eternity
hanadorobow - take me out [Japan]
quiz kids - i want you to know
1:25pm Surf Set
skinny jimmy stingray - hurricane surf
the surf mist - swingin' sisters
los venturas - tales from the deep
burt rocket - the wreck
the concussions ~ have mersey "newaygo sound machine" [double crown]
the del-rios - storm warning
man or astro-man? - you can't get good riblets in space
tikiyaki orchestra - lahaina morning rain
1:45pm
boyish ~ dokokaheikitai [Japan]
momoiro clover z - chu tobo! ozashiki ressha [Japan]
tokyo ska paradise orchestra - megamino negai [Japan]
guatafán - pink punk party [Spain]
2:00pm
the gentle isolation - eight 22 [Philippines]
space daze - what did you say
some gorgeous accident - heaven sent [Philippines]
rocketship - my broken heart
2:20pm
in her eye - chelsea girl
lush - lit up
apples in stereo - tin pan alley
parcel post - centimetres
stereolab - need to be
dot dash - something in-between "searchlights" [the beautiful music]
2:40pm
cool ghouls ~ animal races "animal races" [empty cellar]
luby sparks - pop. 1979
public access tv - end of an era
hoops ~ cool 2 "hoops" [fat possum]


helen love - we are all the lo-fi kids
tokyo girls' style - onnaji kimochi (hercelot remix) [Japan]

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Welcome to the Happyoblivion show!  Playlist updated as the show progresses...



12:00pm
super furry animals - juxtaposed with u
les bicyclettes de belsize - beatnik my guest (2016 mix)
teenage fanclub - thin air
camera obscura - if looks could kill
the school - that boy is mine
#poundsign# - isolation
12:20pm
the arctic flow - seagull (ride cover)
sambassadeur - subtle changes [Sweden]
new pornographers - sing me spanish techno
velocity girl - labrador
club 8 - the next step you'll take
12:40pm
acid house kings - dive for your memory
allo darlin' - dive for your memory (go-betweens cover)
tape waves - so fast
california snow story - motorway
summer twins ~ florence "limbo" [burger]
juvenile juvenile - planet heaven [Japan]
1:00pm
san francisco ~ una vaina bajo tu cama "ada" [elefant] [Spain]
post modern team - girls (the 1975 cover) [Japan]
banana collection - stop like a heartbeat [Japan]
homecomings ~ don't worry boys (halfby and last aloha island disco mix) "sale of broken dreams" [second royal records]  [Japan]
pictured resort - pheonomenon on my pillow [Japan]
the go! team - the scene between
1:25pm Surf Set
the razorblades - anthem for the beach freaks
men in grey suits - sleepwalk
los venturas - makaha surf [Belgium]
martin cilia - koko head [Australia]
the surf mist - teahupoo [Australia]
the takeoffs - goofy foot
the volcanics ~ test flight "stompin' garage" [double crown]
1:40pm
pocketbooks - footsteps
dent may - at the academic conference
the wild swans - disintegrating
brideshead - me and the stars and the sea [Germany]
british sea power - living is so easy
2:00pm
sunny summer day - in summertime [Indonesia]
brighter - poppy day
the hit parade - huevos mexicana
magnetic fields - save a secret for the moon
evripidis and his tragedies – time enough for rocking when we’re old (magnetic fields cover)
charm bracelet - deep sea diving suit (magnetic fields cover)
2:20pm
the pains of being pure at heart - jeremy (magnetic fields cover)
letting up despite great faults - the colors aren't you or me
the bilinda butchers - careless teens
the radio dept. - this repeated sodomy
the cure - friday i'm in love
the hi-life companion - sabatini
2:40pm
the dentists - charms and the girl
close lobsters - under london skies
the shermans - rush hour
veronica falls - teenage
go cozy - silverlining


the lightning seeds - the life of riley

Saturday, August 20, 2016



Today's time zone fact: If you are in Valencia, Spain, the start time is midnight, exactly 12 hours difference!

Playlist updated as show progresses:
12:00pm
super furry animals - juxtaposed with u
the spook school - gone home
wildhoney - horror movie
pale sunday - unknown half [Brazil]
terry vs. tori - hit and miss [Spain]
the proctors - fun sunday
12:20pm
boyish - second summer love (strings and piano mix) [Japan]
they go boom!! - candy
math and physics club - darling, please come home
cozy catastrophes - summer boy
obedient wives club - this is it [Singapore]
star tropics - swept away
12:40pm
the hobbes fanclub - stay gold
he luck door - natsuco [Japan]
hanadorobow - daydream [Japan]
beach house - myth
gorgeous bully - just like before
martin courtney - northern highway
1:00pm
homecomings ~ alphabet floating in the bed "sale of broken dreams" [second royal records] [Japan]
tape waves - nowhere
layne - stay with me [Japan]
juvenile juvenile - wish i was skinny (Boo Radleys' cover) [Japan]
the prissteens - how does it feel (Ride cover)
the primitives - been hiding (Aisler's Set cover)
1:20pm Surf Set
martin cilia - makua beach
bikini atoll beach party - fez paradox
los venturas - beach bunny
the east coast tremors - sandblaster
the volcanics ~ mad dog "stompin' garage" [double crown]
the kanaloas ~ el rodo "surf a go go!" [double crown]
man or astro-man? - jetson's theme
1:40pm
letting up despite great faults - details of my world
field mouse ~ the order of things "episodic" [top shelf]
bart & friends - these words are too small
commotion upstairs - not like that
takeaki oda - cat street [Japan]
hurry ~ when i'm with you "guided meditation" [lame-o]
ivory past - hold its shine [Japan]
2:00pm
holiday - gent
featherfin - helen richey (feat. the very most and watoo watoo) [Norway]
the soulboy collective with antenne danger - let's stay undecided [Germany]
linda guilala - accidente [Spain]
chelsea times - a precious moment [Japan]
swimming tapes - set the fire
2:20pm
strawberry whiplash - who's in your dreams
tv girl - birds don't sing
kero kero bonito - wherever you go
youthcomics - teen age about you and me [Japan]
jessica and the fletchers - marble fountain [Spain]
the brilliant corners - trust me
2:40pm
public access tv - sudden emotion
dot dash ~ woke up saturday night "searchlights" [the beautiful music]
seeing hands - i knew you
villa!! - observatory crest (captain beefheart cover) [Japan]
papa topo ~ sangre en los zapatos "Ópalo Negro" [elefant]
starry eyed cadet - on the run [Japan]

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Playlist updated as show progresses:

12:00pm
super furry animals - juxtaposed with u
red sleeping beauty - in the darkest hour [Sweden]
the chills - molten gold
and summer club - surfer girl/goodbye witches [Japan]
linustate - the north star [Japan]
layne - beautiful life [Japan]
12:20pm
best friend - i want wind to blow (microphones cover)
sambassadeur - subtle changes [Sweden]
camera-stylo - suripazu hai [Japan]
juvenile juvenile - planet heaven [Japan]
boyish - nagakukunettamichi [Japan]
12:40pm
pi ja ma ~ in the air "radio girl" [bleepmachine]
letting up despite great faults - ride
stephen's shore - ocean blue
alpaca sports - need me the most [Sweden]
brideshead - that kind of girl [Germany]
wallflower - butterfly kisses [Japan]
1:00pm
summer twins ~ stop & go "limbo" [burger]
gomes the hitman - jozetsu sutakkato [Japan]
san francisco ~ todos los besos del mundo "ada" [elefant]
pictured resort - now and on [Japan]
homecomings ~ perfect sounds forever "sale of broken dreams" [second royal records]
sunny summer day - shining light [Indonesia]
1:20pm Surf Set
burt rocket - bedouin banzai
the meltones - reef patrol
the surfites - around the galaxy
the spokane mystics - check point
death by unga bunga - dollar slice
the kanaloas ~ tally ho "surf a go go!" [double crown]
shadowy men on a shadowy planet - bennet cerf
1:40pm
the death of pop - still stupid
swimming tapes - souvenirs
hurry ~ under her thumb "guided meditation" [lame-o]
evripidis and his tragedies - secrets of the moon
northern portrait - some people [Denmark]
hoshi - on top of the fence [Japan]
2:00pm
ride - mousetrap
teenage fanclub - speed of light
the jesus & mary chain - rollercoaster
the bilinda butchers - less than
2:20pm
lush - lit up
the hi-life companion - dark heart
heavenly - escort crash on marsten street
cola jet set - lo mejor esta por llegar [Spain]
the primitives - up so high
the school - some day my heart will beat again
lia pamina - como es [Spain]
2:40pm
the muscadettes - i'm in love
the icicles - ralphy rodriguez
outrageous cherry - pale frail lovely one
the smoking trees ~ it's up to you "the archer and the bull" [burger]
shozou yamada - dobu sarai zinsei [Japan]
the recreations - swing together [Japan]
the pirouettes - oublie moi

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Welcome back and thanks for tuning in!

Today's time zone fact: If you are in London, the start time is 11:00PM!

playlist updated as show progresses

12:00pm
super furry animals - juxtaposed with u
red sleeping beauty - tell me more [Sweden]
terry vs. tori - dream wild [Spain]
teenage fanclub - i'm in love
bubblegum lemonade - saturday girl
the spook school - gone home
12:20pm
letting up despite great faults - stand still
René - Confesiones Tirado En La Pista De Baile (Fear Of Tigers Remix) [Spain]
papa topo ~ Sangre En Los Zapatos (Mi Amor) "Ópalo Negro" [elefant]
shin rizumu - tabi/journey [Japan]
california snow story - motorway
space daze - no control
12:40pm
the school - all i want from you is everything (alternative version)
youthmemory - starfall [Japan]
jc flowers ~ spent "driving excitement and the pleasure of ownership" [ATP]
the very most - changed me
king of prussia - carolina, carolina
del sur ~ been so long "eating in bed" [rough beast]
1:00pm
homecomings ~ don't worry boys "sale of broken dreams" [second royal records]
marine life - big sur
and summer club - into the white [Japan]
pep - dreams (fort lean cover)
the guild league - gravity
las kellies - summer breeze [Argentina]
1:20pm Surf Set
dick dale & the del-tones - the wedge
retroactive gamma rays - the last gamma ray
the volcanics ~ the sabotage "stompin' garage" [double crown]
the mutants - beachwolley mudparty
the kanaloas ~ fat fender "surf a go go!" [double crown]
the stingrays - panic beach
the aqua barons - into the deep
1:40pm
ancient youth club - meikyu shojo [Japan]
harper lee - i could be wrong
Selvática - El Castigo [Spain]
lightning in a twilight hour - the sky beyond the sky
doggy - les derniers des furets vivants [France]
coughs - time [Japan]
the fin. - days with uncertainty [Japan]
2:00pm
best friend - flowers
Capitán Sunrise - Yo a la izquierda, tú en el Centro [Spain]
he luck door - i love you ocean [Japan]
the arctic flow - as close to a kiss as we will ever be
math and physics club - love again
2:20pm
trash can sinatras ~ let me in (or let me out) "wild pendulum" [red river]
nixon - one last look [Sweden]
the sweetest touch - first day of summer [Indonesia]
blue seagull - 2nd love/4th love [Japan]
franklin's kite - the colours they bring
susan ~ leave me "never enough" [volar]
2:40pm
amber arcades ~ turning light "fading lines" [heavenly] [netherlands]
gypsy & the cat ~ give & take "virtual islands" [alsatian]
club 8 - late nights [Sweden]
tv girl - birds don't sing
azure blue - every ending story

Saturday, July 30, 2016



Things that are unique to Hawaii: active lava flow from Kilauea AND great music from KTUH!

Playlist updated as show progresses.

12:00pm
super furry animals - juxtaposed with u
the golden eaves - no other
charlie darling - since yesterday
giorgio tuma - happiness is a stupid song (alternate version 2002) [Italy]
terry vs. tori - like always [Spain]
youthcomics - and his car [Japan]
12:20pm
letting up despite great faults - shift
expert alterations - such a stupid fool
papa topo ~ Quédate Cerca De Mi "Ópalo Negro" [elefant]
heaven for real ~ subliminal "kill your memory" [mint]
the death of pop - circles
wildhoney - horror movie
12:40pm
songs for walter - flowers on the windowsill
chelsea times - i hate summer [Japan]
beverly - crooked cop
the suncharms - one i see
white town - i'm giving up
iko cherie - colour me dark
the hi-life companion - you're the greatest
1:00pm
featherfin - the only thing i miss [Norway]
witching waves - seeing double
¡Ay Carmela! - crying in public
the aislers set - through the swells
susan ~ windows down "never enough" [volar]
hanadorobow - daydream [Japan]
1:20pm Surf Set
the GTVs - the emperor's new jam
the tomorrowmen - parsec's paradox
the volcanics ~ test flight "stompin' garage" [double crown]
the jesters - side tract
the madeira - farthest shore
the kanaloas ~ swallow tail "surf a go go!" [double crown]
the surfites - lunatic express (the excelsiors cover)
1:40pm
milkyway - shine (go to california)
finnmark! - cycling
poolside ha umi no naka - go to summer [Japan]
pale sunday - the girl with the sunny smile [Brazil]
the lucksmiths - a hiccup in your happiness
yasunori aoki - summer of shadow [Japan]
2:00pm
pictured resort - away to paradise [Japan]
homecomings ~ hurts "sale of broken dreams" [second royal records]
they go boom!! - missing person
the proctors - daydream girl
2:20pm
dot dash ~ 10,000 days "searchlights" [the beautiful music]
litters - repaint it [Japan]
palomica - ribbons
linda guilala ~ monstruo "psiconáutica" [elefant]
the tambo rays ~ get it right now "OIM Vol.2" [OIM]
2:40pm
building rockets - melancholy girl
hockey dad - can't have them
the windmills - cloud five
supermoon ~ stories we tell ourselves about ourselves "playland" [mint]
hurry ~ sinking feeling "guided meditation" [lame-o]
kuchucamera - aruhino machihazure [Japan]
math and physics club - movie ending romance

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tropical Storm Darby bearing down on Hawaii. Stay safe, everyone!

12:00pm
super furry animals - juxtaposed with u
bubblegum lemonade - saturday girl
san francisco ~ una vaina bajo tu cama "ada" [elefant] [Spain]
red sleeping beauty - tell me more [Sweden]
miracle strip - daydreams of crashing
simon love - r u dynamite
12:20pm
plant cell - spirit who dwells on or in a sky (remastered) [Japan]
starry eyed cadet - my funny friend [Japan]
summer twins ~ juju "limbo" [burger]
the tuts - let go of the past
kero kero bonito - break
12:40pm
jessica and the fletchers - marble fountain [Spain]
villa!! - doom [Japan]
terry vs. tori - hit and miss [Spain]
letting up despite great faults - teenage tide
capitan sunrise - velocista (primal scream - velocity girl cover) [Spain]
the death of pop - still stupid
the aislers set - through the swells
1:00pm
fialta ~ turn your head "shadow of a drought" [s/r]
featherfin - helen richey (feat. the very most and watoo watoo) [Norway]
vacaciones - viene lo mejor [Spain]
tape waves - so fast
youthmemory - april kisses [Japan]
space daze - go wrong
1:20pm Surf Set
codename: carter - perfect clarity, perfect cut
the kanaloas ~ elevator drop "surf a go go!" [double crown]
the del-rios - storm warning
the volcanics ~ vesuvian "stompin' garage" [double crown]
the meltones - papakolea beach
the surfites - rainy days in space
tikiyaki orchestra - lahaina morning rain
1:40pm
homecomings ~ light "sale of broken dreams" [second royal records] [Japan]
they go boom!! - tumbledown weekend
sunny intervals - carbis bay
pocketbooks - five day forecast
french pop dream - the world is happening somewhere
2:00pm
pictured resort - promised paradise [Japan]
post modern team - girls (the 1975 cover) [Japan]
evripidis and his tragedies - buying time [Greece]
charlie tipper consipiracy - lunar garden party
2:20pm
juvenile juvenile - feel the same [Japan]
the push kings - i hate everyone but you
the leaves - maybe tonight [Japan]
chelsea times - starlight [Japan]
cosines - let's start it over
jc flowers ~ ym mhorthcawl "driving excitement and the pleasure of ownership" [ATP]
2:40pm
susan ~ i've been known "never enough" [volar]
public access TV - sudden emotion
honey joy - jossie willow
eddie dillon - sappiness is a warm gun [Australia]
linustate - small word [Japan]
gomes the hitman - kotoba wa uso-tsuki [Japan]

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Broadcasting from the top of Tantalus at 90.1FM!

Playlist updated as show progresses.

12:00pm
super furry animals - juxtaposed with u
the hit parade - on the road to beaconsfield
the proctors - morning light
the lodger - the good old days
they go boom!! - somewhere in england
homecomings ~ don't worry boys "sale of broken dreams" [second royal records] [Japan]
12:20pm
plant cell - from omotesando to minamiaoyama [Japan]
recreations - winter balloon [Japan]
shouzou yamada - mochi mochi club [Japan]
terry vs. tori - cool it! [Spain]
the spook school - gone home
12:40pm
pale sunday - twiggy superstar [Brazil]
the wild swans - melting blue delicious
the fin. - circle on the snows [Japan]
northern portrait - new favorite moment [Denmark]
silver screen - mercy
the death of pop - what a day
1:00pm
wildhoney - horror movie
Double Françoise - Tourner la tête [France]
seagull travels - tsubasa to naifu to jūdan [Japan]
featherfin - the only thing i miss [Norway]
cerise ~ shades in shade "smoke screen dreams" [psychic cat]
the prayer wheels ~ cormorant "spring EP" [s/r] [Canada]
1:20pm Surf Set
men in grey suits - goldfinger
burt rocket - boss board
the volcanics ~ bullseye "stompin' garage" [double crown]
the surfites - space encounter
husky & the sandmen - diamond eye
the astronauts - surf party
tikiyaki orchestra - aloha, baby
1:40pm
math & physics club - darling, please come home
space daze - what did you say
papa topo ~ atormentada "Ópalo Negro" [elefant]
cozy catastrophes - summer boy
hurry ~ fascination "guided meditation" [lame-o]
wallflower - butterfly kisses [Japan]
2:00pm
summer twins ~ stop & go "limbo" [burger]
juniper moon - Sólo Una Sonrisa
cola jet set - lo mejor esta por llegar
camera obscura - i missed your party
letting up despite great faults - disappear
2:20pm
sunny summer day - shining light
the crookes ~ i wanna waste my time on you "lucky ones" [modern outsider]
gomes the hitman - jozetsu sutakkao [Japan]
hoshi - on top of the fence [Japan]
brideshead - class of 86 [Germany]
summer fiction - dirty blonde
2:40pm
other too pure songs - sunday [Japan]
alpaca sports - where'd you go [Sweden]
icicles - snowbird
lia pamina - whirlwind [Spain]
the school - you make me hear music (inside my head)
attic lights - future bound (reworked by la casa azul)