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Flashlite #623

Radio Days

Twenty years ago, on a Saturday morning of January 14th 2001, I walked into KLSU studio and broadcasted the very first Little Lighthouse over the radio. Soon after that, I had an idea to put mp3 recordings of the show on my website and basically created the first podcast in the world (maybe?!). Twenty years later, I still do this weekly, delighting a negligible amount of listeners. And so we go into the 21st year with some new music from Kelley Stoltz, Radio Days, Mark Crozer, Andy Bopp, Guided By Voices, Pushups. But we start with good old Dukes of Stratosphear that inspired all this that I do and we end with a bouquet of Bob Dylan tunes.

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Dukes of Stratosphear – 25 O’Clock;
XTC – Reel By Reel;
Dukes of Stratospear – Little Lighthouse;
Kelley Stoltz – Never Change Enough;
Radio Days – I Got a Love;
Tim Lee 3 – Magnolia Plates;
Redd kross – Dancing Queen;
Mark Crozer – The Winner Takes It All;
Andy Bopp – Bicycle Parts;
The Sandwich Police – Splinters;
Stutter Steps – Floored;
Guided By Voices – King Flute;
Guided By Voices – Stops;
Pushups – Can’t Help Myself;
Bob Dylan – I Contain Multitudes;
Emma Swift – Queen Jane Approximately;
Lucinda Williams – Queen Jane Approximately;
The William Loveday Intention – Positively 4th Street;
Daniel Romano’s Outfit – Sweetheart Like You;
Bob Dylan – Sweetheart Like You.

Flashlite #581

XTC tribute

Focus of today’s show is the new XTC tribute album Garden of Earthly Delights, out now on Futureman Records. We check out contributions by Chris Church and King Radio. Another interesting tribute is the one for John Wicks. Carla Olson contributes. We also hear new music from ANC4 (from Sweden), Jeremy (from Michigan), Resonars (from Tucson AZ) and Kneeling in Piss (from Columbus OH).

Greg Dulli – The Tide;
ANC4 – When We Were There;
Jeremy – Pop Overflow;
Fotomaker – Come Back;
he Krayolas – Aw Tonight;
Reigning Sound (Live in CLE);
XTC – Stupidly happy;
Chris Church – Stupidly Happy;
King Radio – Mayor of Simpleton;
XTC – The Mayor of Simpleton;
The Kinks – Victoria;
The Resonars – The Man Who Does Nothing;
Kneeling In Piss – song about being unemployed;
The Rockers – Don’t Leave Me Tonight;
The Bad Beats – Tip of My Tongue;
Tommy Hoehn – She Might Look My Way;
Van Duren – Make A Scene;
Carla Olson – (The Sordid Tale of) Elvis Strange

Flashlite #564

Hitchcock and Partrigde

Today we start off with a hard rock band from Melbourne called Power. Then we check out the new stuff Daniel Romano’s Ancient Shapes. There’s a neat relatively new tribute to the Nuggets Part Two compilation on The Active Listener and we check out Blondi’s Salvation from France, Exploding Eyes from Ireland, The NoMen from UK covering great sixties garage rock tunes. Mozes and the Firstborn from Netherlands also has a new record, and we introduce Fastball from Austin and Night Times from LA. Two legendary new wave warriors came up with a record together: Robyn Hitchcock & Andy Partridge and we check out a tune from it.

Tako – Lena;
Power – The Fool;
Ancient Shapes – Separation Anxiety;
Mikal Cronin – Lost a Year;
Blondi’s Salvation – War or Hands of Time;
Exploding Eyes – Bad Little Woman;
Masters Apprentices – War Or Hands Of Time;
The Wheels – Bad Little Woman;
The Factory – Path Through the Forest;
The NoMen – Path Through the Forest;
Mozes and the Firstborn – If I;
Robyn Hitchcock & Andy Partridge – Turn Me On, Deadman;
Soft Boys – Positive Vibrations;
XTC – Buzzcity Talking.ogg’
The Bevis Frond – Story Ends;
Parlor Snakes – Wonderland;
Fastball – Doesn’t It Make You Feel Small;
Night Times – Bad Luck;
Grupa SOS – Trazim.

Flashlite #463

MattielToday we introduce the new hope of Burger Records, Mattiel Brown, from Atlanta Georgia and Cojones from Zagreb, Croatia. Two new exciting power pop records came out in Canada, it’s by Chris Church and it’s called Limitations of Source Tape and in Portland OR, by Mo Troper, entitled Exposure and Response. We also welcome back Stereo Soul Future from Boston with their new single. Also, First Base are back with the new record. But the most exciting new thing this week is the new EP by Terry Chambers and Colin Moulding of XTC. Their new duet is called TC&I. This episode is dedicated to Bora Oslovčan, bass player of PekinÅ¡ka Patka who passed away recently in the age 57.

My Buddy Moose – My Wilderness Years;
PekinÅ¡ka Patka – Biti ružan pametan i mlad;
PekinÅ¡ka Patka – Bela Å¡ljiva;
XTC – Buzzcity Talking;
XTC – Runaways Ball And Chain;
TC&I – Kenny;
Mo Troper – Clear Frames;
Steve Wynn – Younger;
Moving Targets – Away From Me;
Chris Church – Understudy Blues;
First Base – Crybaby;
First Base – You Can Come Over;
Mungo Jerry – Milk Cow Blues;
Cojones – Providence;
Mattiel – Not Today;
Ruby The Hatchet – Gemini;
Motorpsycho – The Maypole;
Stereo Soul Future – Remember Alaska.

Flashlite #270

PridjeviWe have two new heavy rock albums to start off today. Hush or Howl by Black Pistol Fire of Toronto and Austin and Get Pure by Mount Carmel from Columbus. Thee Melomen come from Zagreb, and they are basically Backstreet Brats re-branded. Pridjevi are from around there as well – studio trio which consists of Nina Romić, Dino Santaleza and Ivana Picek. Sally Crewe from Austin TX has a new ep with a cover of XTC’s Making Plans for Nigel. Doug Gillard is a guest guitar hero on it. The Hold Steady are back with the new record. For those who like mellower sounds, we have Kevin Kane from Toronto with his charming cover of Simon And Garfunkel’s Cathy and Allysen Callery re-imagines Gordon Lighfoot’s Sundown.

Allysen Callery – Sundown;
Black Pistol Fire – Dimestore Heartthrob;
Mount Carmel – Fear Me Now;
Buddy Guy – Try To Quit You Baby (Blues Alphabet);
Thee Melomen – Cosmic Ted;
Pridjevi – Lucifer i ja;
Alejandro Escovedo – The Bottom Of The World (Live in CLE);
Doug Gillard – Upper Hand;
Sally Crewe and The Sudden Moves – Making Plans For Nigel;
XTC – Making Plans For Nigel;
R Stevie Moore with Dave Gregory – Dates;
The Mice – Downtown;
The Hold Steady – Wait a While;
The Tunes – Too Proud;
Kevin Kane – Last to Know;
Kevin Kane – Cathy.

Flashlite #254

Matthew Sweet and Susanna HoffsToday we have a relatively random playlist consisting of some of the most interesting cover songs in the past year or so. The only truly new record this time is Under The Covers Vol 3 by Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs. This time they covered the 80s and we hear their version of the XTC song Towers of London. We also check out Replacements and Arbouretum, each with a Gordon Lightfoot tune, Dan Sarka covers The Records and Steve Wynn covers Townes Van Zandt. We recorded Dax Riggs in Kent with a cover of a Billie Holiday tune and we also check out Carla Olson and Juice Newton belt out a Foster and Lloyd tune and The Walkabouts in Boss’ shoes.

Gordon Lightfoot – I’m Not Sayin’;
The Replacements – I’m Not Sayin’;
Arbouretum – Carefree Highway;
Chris Stamey – If Memory Serves;
Matthew Sweet And Susanna Hoffs – Towers of London;
XTC – Towers of London;
The Records – Starry Eyes;
Dan Sarka and the Sometimes Why – Starry Eyes;
Steve Earle – Lungs;
Townes Van Zandt – Lungs;
Steve Wynn – Lungs;
Dax Riggs – Gloomy Sunday (Live in Kent);
Carla Olson – You Can Come Crying to Me (With Juice Newton);
Walkabouts – Grand Theft Auto/State Trooper.

Flashlite #195

Modern SuperstitionsHear us roar through an hour of music with the speed of light – from zesty hard-core punk to tearful country. You won’t even know what has got you. We start off with the brand new 7″ from the hard core masters from Raleigh, NC. Our old friends Double Negative are back with the thrid and fourth installment of their Hardcore Confusion series. We also introduce Modern Superstitions, a new band from Canada. Then there’s Brooklyn’s own rockers Nude Beach, who present themselves with an extremely accessible, yet uncompromising second album. Zappa’s guitarist Mike Keneally joins forces with XTC’s Andy Partridge for the new album. In the end, we shed a tear with the Sweethearts of The Rodeo.

Chris Brokaw – How to Listen;
Flasheaters – Agony Shorthand;
Double Negative – Safe Word;
Husker Du – What Do I Want;
Redd Kross – Self Respect;
The Spits – Fed Up;
The Osmonds – Crazy Horses;
Electric Six – Crazy Horses (Live in CLE);
Eamon McGrath – I Am The Deer;
Modern Superstitions – Last Nights Dress;
The Pursuit of Happiness – She’s So Young;
Mike Keneally and Andy Partridge – You Kill Me;
Neil Young And Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill;
Neil Young – Motorcycle Mama;
Ty Segall – Mother Lemonade;
Nude Beach – Love Can’t Wait;
Dwight Twilley Band – England;
Hoodoo Gurus – Baby Can Dance;
Sweethearts of the Rodeo – I Feel Fine;
Sweethearts of The Rodeo – What Does Love Mean to You;
Les Fr̬res Souchet РBye Bye Birdy Black.