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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Music for a hazy day

Music for a hazy, voggy day in Hawaii.  Vog is the haze created from volcanic emissions and includes sulfur dioxide, among other components.  This is one of the unique features of living atop volcanic islands, though not one that most people especially like...

On a more cheerful note, I will be making an extremely rare appearance at our KTUH Mixer Party as a thank you to those who supported us during KTUH's Radiothon!  I'll be spinning tunes 5-6pm during the special pre-party for those who donated $100 or more.  Thank you again to all who helped support the Happyoblivion Show and KTUH!

super furry animals - juxtaposed with u
kid wave - wonderlust
lamp japan - last train is at 25
toro y moi ~ empty nesters "what for?" [carpark]
bubblegum lemonade - pretty girls make waves
the school - i will see you soon
boyish - everything you say (Japan)
arty del rio - muchacho (Australia)
the swapsies - oh me!
onward chariots - live like it's today
rainpaints - she doesn't know me (Japan)
bruising - think about death
sameblod - O.N.E. (yeasayer cover) (Sweden)
temples - calico
viewtorino - getting better (Japan)
post modern team - this time passing (Japan)
with me! - tonight (Japan)
moon king ~ roswell "secret life" [last gang]
the arctic flow - without her
the fiction aisle - a promise kept
ACBs - record store
dot dash - the winter of discontent
star tropics - swept away
haruca hinata - friday i'm in love (cure cover)
1:20pm Surf Set
men in grey suits - cull the cream
the meltones - in praise of the lime
the astronauts - surf party
the mutants - beachwolley mudparty
the sidemen - volo no. 1062
the invisible surfers - hellfire wheeps
burt rocket - savage iceland
pizzicato five - love's theme (saint etienne mix)
dom - happy birthday party
the cure - in between days
dominant legs - already know that it's nice
the push kings - i hate everyone but you
strange babes ~ maybe one day "strange babes" [s/r]
wallflower - feverfew (Japan)
northern portrait - some people
frida & ale - crazy love
le man avec les lunettes - communist daughter (neutral milk hotel cover)
wave and so - housing development (Thailand)
anthony rochester - toronto song
city steps - one hundred houses (maybe more)
evripidis and his tragedies - pure at heart
spazzkid - daytime disco feat. neon bunny (kero kero bonito remix)
helen love - we are all the lo-fi kids
the go! team - the scene between
the fin. ~ curtains "days with uncertainty" [s/r]
homecomings ~ mall "Somehow, somewhere" [second royal]
juvenile juvenile ~ feel the same "our great escape" [flake]
lightning in a twilight hour ~ the pattern room "fragments of a former moon" [elefant]
kuroma ~ love is on the way "kuromarama" [votiv]
the tambourines - Indian hill

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Think of it as 2-3 mixtapes lovingly made for you every week (depending if you were a 60 or 90 minute tape person).  I was a 90 minute cassette person, since it felt like you were getting more for your money.  Except when the thing tangled or broke...

super furry animals - juxtaposed with u
teenage fanclub - baby lee
gumption - stop not red
the minders - pauline
ACBs - ocean
the school - baby don't hold your breath for me (knickers' cover)
the fin. ~ you can see it in the blue "days with uncertainty" [s/r] (Japan)
franklin's kite - the colours they bring
the spook school - you make it sound so easy
a riot of colour - swallow
the rightovers ~ hello cruel world "blue blood" [s/r]
le man avec les lunettes - aging again (10 years later)
haruca hinata - after hours (velvet underground cover) (Japan)
baby fizz - ひとりぶんのコーヒーとつよがりのハナウタ Hitori bun no kōhī to tsuyo gari no hanauta (Japan)
MyMeans - Kodō wa odoru yo doko made mo (Japan)
Mayakashi purasuchikku - marie whim [marī wa kimagure] (Remixed by B to E)(Japan)
belle & sebastian ~ the party line "girls in peacetime want to dance" [matador]
kuroma ~ evan mann "kuromarama" [votiv]
pizzicato five - magic carpet ride
strange babes ~ forever "strange babes" [s/r]
american wrestlers ~ the rest of you "american wrestlers" [fat possum]
boyish - your mystic eyes (Japan)
Double Françoise - fotografia (France)
kid wave - honey
1:20pm Surf Set
man or astroman? - put your finger in the socket (maximum voltage version)
the kilaueas - malaguena
nebulas - s.o.s.
spaceguards - strangelove
the surfites - campus workout (the royal vikings cover)
the varitones - repeto
azure blue - tragedy & changes
beach fossils - careless
the pirouettes - T A L.A (France)
pelle carlberg - riverbank (Sweden)
and summer club - in your bed (Japan)
doggy - tout ce qu elle est devenue (France)
big quiet - ghost
tokyo ska paradise orchestra - sekaichizu
the pains of being pure at heart - doing all the things that wouldn't make your parents proud
the zebras - push our way to the front
the orchids - she's just a girl
the tambourines - Indian hill
les bicyclettes de belsize - say hello to yesterday
wallflower - feverfew (Japan)
juvenile juvenile ~ in your bed "our great escape" [flake]
northern portrait - when goodness falls (Denmark)
The Very Most - Today It Is Even Better (Synthpop Version) (Feat. Laz McCluskey)
reporters - paperboat
kero kero bonito - picture this
stars in coma - the value of young André (Sweden)
coughs - waking and sleeping (Japan)
jupiter sun - blow up
homecomings - dancing in the moonlight (Japan)
the go! team - the scene between

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Music > Taxes

Just a reminder to finish up your taxes (for U.S.A. people) since they are due on April 15.  Listen to some indie pop while you prepare your last minute tax forms...

super furry animals - juxtaposed with u
beach fossils - careless
hinds - davey crockett (thee headcoats cover)
the death of pop - can't blame me
le man avec les lunettes - jonathan david (belle & sebastian cover)
kid wave - wonderlust
stan getz - o pato (the duck)
les bicyclettes de belsize - the groundsman
rainpaints - she doesn't know me (Japan)
frida & ale - crazy love
the school - i will see you soon
allo darlin' - half heart necklace
french pop dream - now would be a good time
the catenary wires - intravenous
cristina quesada - just like honey (Spain)
lia pamina - kingdom of heaven (Spain)
camera obscura - break it to you gently
skittle alley - just a click
nic hessler - do you ever
chirping - a warning of sorts (Sweden)
Lê Almeida - bad vibes (Brazil)
boyish - soccer club (Japan)
wallflower - feverfew (Japan)
surf city - king arthy (New Zealand)
the wellington - a thousand yards (Indonesia)
kensei ogata - on the beach (Japan)
1:20pm Surf Set
men in grey suits - nu'uanu
the tikiyaki orchestra - kono's revenge
the kilaueas - checkmate 100
the surfites - let's wail (the royal vikings cover)
the surf zombies - flat black
the twang-o-matics - test drive
urban surf kings - moguls
nightlands - so far so long
the fin. ~ silver from over the river "days with uncertainty" [s/r] (Japan)
juvenile juvenile ~ bored of shining "our great escape" [flake]
mini mansions ~ freakout! "the great pretenders" [electro magnetic]
seoul - the line
hibou - hide away
rose melberg - i don't believe in the sun (magnetic fields cover)
homecomings - settle down (Japan)
cub - green eyes
talulah gosh - bringing up baby
the bilinda butchers - teen dream
english singles - ordinary girls
jens lekman - an argument with myself
tullycraft - stowaway
the wedding present - montreal
beat happening - angel gone
baker island - spanish trails
sometimes always - disch-me (Indonesia)
lilacs - velocity girl (primal scream cover)
doggy - Le Vendeur d'Oies du Limousin
holiday - well enough alone
panther ray - get to you
supergrass - pumping on your stereo
tigercats - wheezer
peter hall - how does that sound

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Music for Bunnies

super furry animals - juxtaposed with u
nice stupid playground - stereo girl [Malaysia]
magnetic fields - you and me and the moon
the tambourines - Indian hill
tenkiame - you (Japan)
allo darlin' - half heart necklace
william wilson - hito tsubi nomi hose (Japan)
kid wave - honey
pictured resort - first kids (Japan)
the school - all i want from you is everything
tennis - easter island
acid house kings - 7 days
wallflower - feverfew (Japan)
french pop dream - now would be a good time
my own - armchair perspective #1 (Thailand)
Double Françoise - Dreamer (France)
common duck - august sun (Japan)
tahiti 80 - coldest summer (the reflex revision)
boyish - quarrel (Japan)
azure blue - tragedy & changes
a novel resort - still quietly in bloom (Denmark)
les bicyclettes de belsize - 50 pence in the meter
kero kero bonito - picture this
1:20pm Surf Set
the tikiyaki orchestra - mana pacifica
urban surf kings - radar range
bitch boys - mach one
the kilaueas - antenna moon
nebulas - morpheus
the surfites - gremmie's blues
shadowy men on a shadowy planet - misty
stars in coma - the value of young André (Sweden)
juvenile juvenile ~ never fall in love "our great escape" [flake]
coughs - waking and sleeping (Japan)
and summer club - in your bed (Japan)
homecomings - great escape (Japan)
the go! team - blowtorch
moscow club - echo beach (Japan)
belle & sebastian ~ enter sylvia plath "girls in peacetime want to dance" [matador]
star tropics - swept away
for tracy hyde - slumber of seventeenth year (Japan)
helen love - make up, break up
the primitives - spin-o-rama
BMX bandits - my girl midge
Capitán Sunrise - El Cubismo, La Vanguardia
coach station reunion - a matter of time
belle ghoul - winter's gone
the push kings - i hate everyone but you
why we love - gold mine
literature - grifted
youthmemory - sunday afternoon (Japan)
the orchids - the coolest thing (Scotland)