NEW EPISODE OF THE “NEW, NEW WRTZ SHOW” – THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS PART 1 OF 2 W/ROB Z TODAY (WED.) AT 2:00 PM
A Brand New “New, New WRTZ Show” Episode from Rob Z!
Listen today (Wednesday) at 2:o0 pm (PST) at www.intraffikradio.com
IT MIGHT BE THE NEW NEW WRTZ! well, it is. but this show is gonna be a little different. this very special episode of the NNWRTZ is dedicated entirely to the music of THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS “TMBG”)! Join me as i go through the timeline of TMBG music and this is only part 1! Side A in my journey of all things TMBG. TMBG on WRTZ (side A) covers the full length albums from 1986-2011. all the major releases will be touched upon, including a brand new track off their upcoming LP entitled JOIN US! So please join me, Rob Z, for side A of TMBG on WRTZ. it sounds like this::
1. “Hey, Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had A Deal” -TMBG- THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
2. “DON’T LETS START”- TMBG- THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
3. “LIE STILL, LITTLE BOTTLE”- TMBG- LINCOLN
4. “THEY’LL NEED A CRANE”- TMBG- LINCOLN
5. “TWISTING”- TMBG- FLOOD
6. “LUCKY BALL & CHAIN”- TMBG- FLOOD
7. “DIG MY GRAVE”- TMBG- APOLLO 18
8. “MAMMAL”- TMBG- APOLLO 18
9. “EXTRA SAVOIR FAIRE”- TMBG- JOHN HENRY
10. “TILL MY HEAD FALLS OFF”- TMBG- FACTORY SHOWROOM
11. “MR. XCITEMENT”- TMBG- MINK CAR
12. “BASTARD WANTS TO HIT ME”- TMBG- THE SPINE
13.”I’M IMPRESSED”- TMBG- THE ELSE
14 “THE MESOPOTAMIANS”- TMBG- THE ELSE
15.”CAN’T KEEP JOHNNY DOWN”- TMBG- JOIN US
Leeches: “Never Forget”
Oilbarrons: “We Are Nothing”
Rogernomix: “Bought in/Sold out”
April Fish: “Move Away”
Jason Webley: “Love Will Tear Us Apart”
Amanda Palmer: “Idioteque”
Frank Gibson: “Harriet Street”
The Thomas Oliver Band: “Baby, I’ll Play”
Black Sand Diva: “Barflies”
Sacha Vee: “See You”
Chloe Bartlett: “Freak Out”
Good Oil: “Shallow Waters”
Mojave: Blue Skies
Miho Wada: “Pajama Day”
The Recliner Rockers: “One Black Rat”
Riverhead Slide: “It’s So Good”
My Comments: A New Zealand dedicated playlist this month, which highlights all the bands I saw while on vacation there. If you haven’t read about my adventures, click here, here, here and here.
listen via www.intraffikradio.com at 2 pm (PST)
Get your week started off right this Monday (re-broadcasts every Tuesday at 8pm PST) with some disco, funk, r&b, soul, and all around good times as DJ Starskee Suave takes you on a funky musical journey via the latest episode of his show the “Tough Tulip Audio Revival.”
“Picture a disco dance club teeming with lip-glossed, eye-shadowed, spaghetti-strapped foxes and bell-bottomed, open-collared, gold-adorned hunks.Visualize a swingin’ bachelor pad with faux fur, mood lighting, and deep, funkyrhythms. Can you get to that? That’s where Starskee’s head is when he (along with various members of the Leisure Patrol) presents the mostly analog world of the Tough Tulip Audio Revival: 1970s Funk, Soul, R’n’B, Disco…and beyond.”
Starskee Suavé started in FM radio in 1989, playing all styles of music. In
1992, he joined a mobile roller disco club and subsequently launched a seventies
radio show. He has more than 18.5 years of experience spinning vinyl Funk,
Disco, Soul, and R ‘n’ B for FM radio, clubs, public events, and private
parties. He also cooks, sews, cleans, and recycles. In his spare time, he is a
legend. He is addicted to faux fur (mostly leopard).
It’s always inspiring to see people come together for any worthy cause. It’s especially inspiring to see young people do so.
The students and faculty of North Hollywood’s Roy Romer Middle School (under the direction of staffers Bobby Arnold and Mike Ritchie) made this in response to all of the staff layoffs and budget cuts that their school has undergone in recent times.
This creative “call to arms” was put on our radar by a friend who happens to be the fiancee of an instructor at this school, and is quickly garnering media coverage on a grass roots and local and national media level.
To read more about the backstory on this click here.
On the rare occasion, I find myself writing out my thoughts/review of a movie while I’m watching the movie. This was one of those movies. This movie sends you back to a childhood where imagination can turn into reality and CGI takes a step back.
Summary. As is well documented, this movie is a J.J. Abrams tribute to Steven Spielberg. Within minutes, you recognize elements of “The Goonies”, “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Jurassic Park.”
It is 1979. The last day of middle school is in the rear view mirror. A group of friends are putting the finishing touches on a “zombie movie” that Charles (Riley Griffiths) wishes to submit for competition. His best friend, Joe (Joel Courtney), is his right hand man. Charles and Joe, along with a group of friends, sneak out of their homes at the all important hour of midnight and head out to a train station to film a pivotal scene. As luck would have it (or not), they see a train approaching in the distance and scramble to start filming. A truck collides with the train and the train derails. It isn’t long until the military shows up at the scene. Instead of sticking around, the kids jump into their car and head home. Soon afterwards, weird events happen in the town like the disappearance of car engines and even a few humans, and the dogs decide it is time to abandon their owners. Why? I’m not exactly spoiling anything here: the US Air Force was transporting a monster.
Elle Fanning. The leads in this film are Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, and Kyle Chandler (Jack Lamb – Joe’s father and a town deputy). Alice Dainard (Elle Fanning); however, steals the movie. (Charles convinces Alice to play the role of the “wife” in his zombie movie.) There are two distinct pieces that highlight her acting chops. One is at the train station. As she does a run through of the scene, the boys are in awe and I do believe that those of us watching in the theater are, as well. If that scene doesn’t leave you breathless, you’ve got to be brain dead. I’m betting that certain scenes were re-written just so that Fanning could shine. And here’s another bet: ten to fifteen years from now Elle and Dakota Fanning will battle it out for an Oscar (similar Oscar battles happened in 1942 and 1966).
Innocence. As I left the theater, I did have one major complaint about this movie. Why did they make the summer of 1979 seem so, dare I say, innocent? The history side of me felt this was a major disconnect. There was Three Mile Island (a news clip is shown and one can’t help but also think about Japan’s current nuclear disaster). Iran was going to the fundamentalists and the Iran hostage crisis was just around the corner. As I drove home, I started to have a change of heart. For anyone trying to make a living, recent years are all about economic chaos and terrorism, but what about for a twelve year-old? What’s happening now is all background noise – just like Three Mile Island is televised but largely ignored by our hero Joe – right? Thirty years from now someone might look back and remember listening to music on an Ipod (versus a 1979 walkman), creating a virtual world (model train) and filming a movie on a 5D Canon camera (8mm). And there will always be that memory of Joe’s “Alice” and Alice’s “Joe.”
Image originally published here