Wednesday, April 13, 2005

underneath the radar: week seventeen

Mmm. A weird and wonderful week, the playlists will be a testament! Many thanks for the people that tuned in this week & fledged support via email/sms/phone. I really appreciate it. For those people, as promised, here is the link to the J-Lo/Tenacious D mashup which made ears prick up all over Melbourne. It makes so much musical sense, hehe.

In other news, radarmates Bloc Party made it onto David Letterman the other night. So impressed, they never cease to astound. Their Australian tour has been announced for July, coinciding with the Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay. Am I excited? Maybe, bit too numb to describe. Do check out the lineup though, acts include Queens of the Stone Age, Interpol and Moby & it's only the first announcement. Please New Order, I know you're busy with Hyde Park but cancel that and come here! I'm sorry about the things I said about Waiting for the Sirens' Call, Barney, I'm sorry! Please come!

Songs from the Front Row featured some live Jam and acoustic Cure - as well as a chorus of hysterical Melbourne fans squealing to That Ain't Bad by Ratcat. See! I do like Australian music! A HAR! Music of the Muses, which has been aptly renamed My Music is Better Than Your Music by Amanda featured the highbrow bilingual workings of the Beatles, Kent, Björn Kleinhenz and Queen. Oui, c'est vrai.

Electronic Ecstasy showcased some Chicks on Speed and some mighty old skool Bomb the Bass, especially for my brother Andrew. Other tracks included the Headcleaner Rock Mix of Nothing by Depeche Mode, featured on their latest release, Remixes 81-04. Only Martin Gore can compose a song about Nothing and make it sound like a lyrical triumph. Mashups featured a mixes between Tenancious D vs J to the L to the O and The Killers' Somebody Told Me integrated with The Cure's Forest.

el combines her two loves - morrissey and milk
morrissey: there's a place in hell for me and my milk

Playlist for April 11th
Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Francisco
The Smiths - Handsome Devil
Bloc Party - Luno
The Jam - In the City (live)
Ratcat - That Ain't Bad (live)
The Cure - Friday, I'm in Love (still!)(acoustic)
Muse - Muscle Museum (Soulwax Remix)
The Thermals - Stare Like Yours
The Faint - Phone Call
The Beatles - Besame Mucho
Kent - Palace & Main
Queen - Las Palabras de Amor
Depeche Mode - Nothing (Headcleaner Rock Mix)
Chicks on Speed - We Don't Play Guitars
Bomb the Bass - Megablast
Inspiral Carpets - Dragging Me Down
Spiritualized - Out of Sight
Blur - Coffee & TV
Tenancious D v Jennifer Lopez
The Cure vs The Killers
Depeche Mode - Somebody
The Decemberists - Leslie Anne Levine
The Smiths - Suffer Little Children
Björn Kleinhenz - Out of Style
The Cure - Birdman Girl

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Coming Up: The end of Radar, talks with Cause & Effect


Blogger Adam said...

I'm so sorry I missed this week! Damn blasted computer recording two hours of silence! What good is that to Adam? Bah!

Looks a great playlist though!


8:12 AM  
Blogger amanda said...

Great playist this week El, especially loved the Cure/Killers mashup, awesome stuff! I gotta play Kent's 'Music Non Stop' next week, how obsessed I was with them once upon a time! Better get your dates sorted cos we are going to Splendour! Haha, is that an official renaming?? It's oh so pretentious...

2:45 PM  

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