RE-BROADCAST OF TRAFFIK SCHOOL W/ PROFESSOR PANCAKE – EPISODE 2
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In this Second Episode of TRAffIK School w/ Professor Pancake, a show that will re-visit the foundations of the music world and showcase those pioneers of music that have been the inspiration to many a modern day musician all the while educating the listener on these class acts, he continues to walk you through the world of the DIY bands of the 80’s as portrayed via Michael Azzerad’s book “Our Band Could Be Your Life, Scenes from the American Indie Underground” (the official text book of this four episode series)
Here is a little about the book (as taken from the book jacket:
“It was a musical revolution that happened right under the nose of the Reagan Eighties: a small but sprawling network of bands, labels, fanzines, radio stations, and other subversives who reshaped and reenergized American rock music with punk rock’s revolutionary do-it-yourself credo. The music that resulted was deeply personal, often brilliant, always challenging, and immensely influential. Remarkably, the stories of these now-legendary bands have never been told in any depth – until now.”
Episode Two – Our Band Could Be Your Life (focusing on Minor Threat, Husker Du, and The Replacements)– Part Two (Episode Originally Streamed on 2/18/11)
I. Minor Threat
1. Minor Threat – “Minor Threat”
2. The Cramps – “Jailhouse Rock”
3. The Teen Idles – “Get Up and Go”
4. Minor Threat – “Straight Edge”
5. The Germs – “What We Do is Secret”
6. Minor Threat – “Screaming at a Wall”
7. AFI – “Triple Zero”
8. Minor Threat – “Think Again”
9. Heroin – “In General”
10. Melt-Banana – “Tapir’s Flown Away”
II. Husker Du
11. Husker Du – “Pink Turns To Blue”
12. Dead Kennedys – “Holiday in Cambodia”
13. Husker Du – “Broken Home, Broken Heart”
14. Husker Du – “Terms of Psychic Warfare”
15. The Pixies – “Break My Body”
16. Husker Du –” Chartered Trips”
17. Jawbreaker – “I Love You So Much, It’s Killing Us Both”
18. Sugar – “Fortune Teller”
III. The Replacements
19. The Replacements – “Bastards of Young/I’m in Trouble (live)”
20. The Only Ones – “Another Girl, Another Planet”
21. The Replacements – “Left of the Dial”
22. The Gaslight Anthem – “High Lonesome”
23. The Replacements – “Alex Chilton”
24. Big Star – “Nighttime”
25. The Replacements – “I’ll Be You”
26. Wilco – “Pot Kettle Black”
27. Joan Jett & Paul Westerberg – “Let’s Do It”
I wrote the title for this and it made me giggle silently to myself. The problem with the title is that I’m a 33 year old, with three kids and am completely responsible with a home under my belt to prove it. I throw dinner parties, birthday parties, cook for all of my friends and I can even make a killer Martini. The issue is that I’m 33 years old and still think like I’m 17 about a lot of silly things. I’ll give you a few examples to explain, the most recent happening a few weeks ago.
The Pixies were in town. This is one of, if not my absolute favorite bands. Ok, it’s neck and neck with The Pixies, The Clash, Minor Threat and Black Flag – but you get the idea. Now the last few times The Pixies have been in town one of two things occurred. I got so excited that I drank too much and ended up far more drunk than I should have been and had to be babysat all night by an unhappy boyfriend and or I would get so excited that would literally not be able to stop jumping around and or would get annoyed with the people around me because I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why they were all standing there staring at the most amazing band and NOT jumping around?
So The Pixies announced their Doolittle Tour and then I found out it was at The Hollywood Palladium. The HOLLYWOOD FUCKING PALLADIUM – where I spent almost every month, in my youth, watching some of the most amazing shows of all time (for the 90’s that is). I was thrilled and very much beginning to revert to the 17 year old. I was listening to Doolittle over and over again. Counting down the days till the show! However, I was also promising myself that I wouldn’t drink too much so I could really enjoy the show. I wore a cute skirt, put on some pretty make-up, and showed up on time with a friend that I had convinced needed to see this band with me. Off we went. I had a cocktail before I left the house and thought – Perfect – this is going swimmingly! Then I show up at the show and someone I know hands me a water bottle and says, “Here drink this quick” (It didn’t have water in it – by the way). So I do. Now, I am entering The Palladium and ever more excited!!! Woo-Hoo – The Pixies!!!! Then I think I should grab a beer because I am not leaving the show for anything!!! (more…)
We love fashion. We love people. Most importantly we love and applaud the creativity that YOU people have. Being “fashionable” has many definitiions and manifests itself in many varied appearances and we want to see and share it all!
So every month we TRAffIK peeps will pick a new FASHIONISTA to feature. We might see ya out at one our favorite LA spots, at the super market, or just walkin’ down the street, and if we take notice of you stopping TRAffik with your “oh-so-rad” threads and sense of fashion then we’ll want to take that and throw you up on our site and learn more about you through a Q&A.
On these streets, we know there are all walks of life on display and we want share what you got goin’ on with all the other Angelinos who are in TRAffIK.
This month’s FASHIONISTA is San Francisco Native Heather Ellis. In this Q & A she gives us a brief overview on her sense of style, days as a punk-rocker, favorite designers, and where fashion stands today.
TRAffIK: Where are you from originally?
Heather Ellis: I am originally from SF, I moved to LA in 1999 to work in the music industry.
TRAffIK: What is your occupation?
Heather Ellis: I am a sales agent for a fashion showroom and a stylist.
TRAffIK: How would you describe your personal style?
Heather Ellis: My personal style is a mix of everything I love really, bits and pieces of my favorite fashion. I love Scandinavian fashion, especially Danish…and there’s always a little 80’s in there. Some people think the 80’s was a bad time in fashion but I think it was a very creative time in general, in fashion, music and art. Actually I think much of the fashion from the 80’s, especially street fashion, paved the way for so much of what we see today.