Our Guest Dj Mac Dunlop (who you may know from L.A. Band The Letter Openers) took over the intraffikradio studios recently to bring us his music picks –songs that he feels every jukebox should have in its repertoire.
In Part II of his “Jukebox in my Mind,” Guest DJ setlist Mac Dunlop re-visits some of the greats that have influenced countless modern day musicians, reminisces about Select Magazine, and even manages to include an Ol’ Dirty Bastard Track in the set!
David Bowie- “Hang on To Yourself” (Live at the BBC)
Bob Seger and the Heard - “Heavy Music (Part II)”
Love - “Gimi a Little Break”
The Kinks – “Set Me Free”
The Who- “Heaven and Hell (Live at Leeds)”
Badfinger - “Give It Up”
The Flame - “Get Your Mind Made Up”
T. Rex – “Carsmile Smith and the Old One”
Lemonheads- “My Drug Buddy”
Wynonie Harris – “All She Wants to Do is Rock”
The Four Tops- “Seven Rooms of Gloom”
Frank Black – “Freedom Rock”
Allen Toussaint- “Electricity”
Ol’ Dirty Bastard- “Got ‘Cha Money”
Judee Sill - “The Kiss”
Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams - “Still Standin’ There ”
The Rolling Stones - “Fool to Cry”
The Bellrays- “You’re Sorry Now”
Seneca Hawk - “Hooker”
Lou Reed – “Halloween Parade”
Listen to www.intraffikradio.com today at 10:30 am (PT) for a re-broadcast!
What I fell asleep to November and December…
Since I skipped providing a playlist for November, I figured I’d let you in on some of the more mellow stuff
(not really so mellow) I listened to in the past couple of months. The following list includes a sampling of songs since I obviously couldn’t include every single song. However, these are all songs that I CHOSE to fall asleep to, not that MADE me fall sleep. BIG difference.
AA Bondy – “I Can See the Pines Are Dancing”
The performance in this video reminds me of the Firelight and Unlit house parties that IsGood Music puts on (definitely something you should check out at least once, it’ll allow you to see the LA independent music scene in a different more positive light)
The French Semester – “Backwards Rolling”
Great local band that I’ve played on Ammunition a few times, their latest effort Forces Afield was released in December where they shared the stage with friends (and Notes from Vivace favorites) The Monthlies during their EP Release Party a few weeks ago. This song is off of Good Friends Only I Could See. Their full length release Open Letter to the Disappeared, I also play fairly often.
Ryan Larkin and Avalon Peacock (Can You Duet?) – “Tennessee Waltz”
When I went home for Thanksgiving, I caught a re-run of this CMT American Idol type show where this performance took place. As a little girl I remember hearing the original by Patti Page and thinking how sad a song it was. This time around hearing the song and seeing the performance, I thought to myself gosh I wish I could just once look as demure as that girl performing in a simple button down dress. Thanks a lot mom and dad for all the t&a that I received from your combined gene pools that thus prevents me from ever achieving that look.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Stay Alive”
While re watching Goodfellas on bluray I noticed that May 11th, 1980 was a particularly good day for Henry Hill’s car stereo.
“Jump into the Fire” by Harry Nilsson - At the beginning of the helicopter sequence.
“Jump into the Fire” by Harry Nilsson - (2nd time played) Henry drives his brother home from the hospital.
My first thought after looking up the artist for “Jump Into the Fire” was “Who the f*ck is Harry Nilsson?” (more…)
Ever since I asked everyone else involved with TRAffIK to put together their playlists of what they are listening to each month I’ve been putting off doing my own.
Mainly for this simple reason…wherever I am no matter time of day music is almost ALWAYS on (well except conference calls and meetings but even then it might be on in my head) so I put it off because I figured there’d be no honest accurate way to really list what I’d listened to over the course of a month without making it up or having my playlists end up too tampered with.
Then I thought…ok Siria who cares what you are listening to just list every song that is playing at a certain time that you know you listen to music each day.
So below is a list of every song that has been playing for the past month in my vicinity Mon.- Fri. at 2:05 pm. Truth be told despite not being reflected by this list all March I listened to a lot of Psychedelic Furs, Modern English, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Country.
If you still need more of a guide to my playlists go here (warning! It’s a loooong read)
XTC – “Respectable Street”
The Service Group - “Last To Know Club” from Priciples of Electronic Circuitry
U2 - “War” from Seconds - parts of this song remind me of two different songs by two local bands Eject’s “Fight” and A for Attack’s “You’ve Got the Guns”
The Rolling Stones - “Too Tough” from Under Cover
The Psychedelic Furs - Title Track from Forever Now
Willie Nelson - “I Will Follow You”
Buddy Holly – “Maybe Baby”
Jay and the Americans – “This Magic Moment” – Does anyone remember The Sandlot? Maybe this is why I got into baseball?
The Bird and The Bee - “Polite Dance Song“ from Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future – I got this CD way before it was released and that was the song I was instantly drawn to
Dressy Bessy – “Second Place” from Electrified
Here’s a video from Dressy Bessy for Electrified’s Title Track
The Pretenders – “Time The Avenger” from Learning to Crawl
The Parson Redheads - “Punctual As Usual” - I am never on time I guess I can relate and this song makes me want to put on a cute dress (oh wait, I’m already wearing one and play the tambourine or clap or something)
Amusement Parks on Fire – “Venus In Cancer” – I have this placement… it makes me want to take care of everybody…I really like this song and video
R.E.M - “Pretty Persuasion” – Reckoning – I don’t hear this song enough or ever really. I forgot how much I like it.
Los Campesinos - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed “Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown #1″
Chad Van Gaalen - “Traffic” – just missed him at Spaceland – have never seen him live, has anyone seen him live?…Saturday night shows are a no can do for me…if you want me to watch you don’t play weekends…
The Talking Heads – “Wild Wild Life” this is my absolute FAVORITE Talking Heads Song
Bad Brains - “Just Another Damn Song” from Black Dots – This song should be listened to super loud but unfortunately I couldn’t do that
The Format - “She Doesn’t Get It” from Dog Problems – this is one of my favorite Power-Poppy songs (I know it’s like I’m 12 or something but I find The Format very entertaining) for these lyrics alone “I thought your coffee table was more clever than that“…doesn’t that sum up a lot of conversations with people in our neck of the woods?
The New Fidelity - “33rd Sleepless Night” I think it’s from their Self Titled CD/EP - Speaking of Power Pop –Alright, I’m biased but this is one of like 20 local bands that I am always happy to catch live, if you’ve never seen them you really should. Great Cute Nice Fun Guys. I said I was biased right?
Here’s a video for one of their other songs “Second Once In a Lifetime Girl”