Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Week Twelve

New grid! New timeslot! OMG, 2 hours is so much better than 1.5! Haha, much fun was had in the studio this week. Thank you very much to Ryan for making it heaps of fun. Lots and lots of talk about pretentiousness, because we all know that indie is the most pretentious genre of music for so many different reasons. Especially when you can't even define the genre. And especially when Bright Eyes writes a song called Road to Joy based upon a classical song 'Ode to Joy' by Friedrich Schiller. And when you release two albums simultaneously...OK enough Bright Eyes!!

Despite it being a genre that is hard to define I think Ryan nailed it with this definition:

"Pop music for uncool people"

We redefine coolness anyway...

Ryan and I saw Scottish band Dogs Die in Hot Cars on Friday night (for free!! - thank ya Ryan) and despite not being overly familiar with their material I was blown away by the amazing stage presence of the band, in particular the incredibly charismatic frontman, Craig Macintosh. The man has the most distinctive voice and literally becomes a part of the songs, throwing his entire body into the rythmn. It was really quite entertaining. Not to mention the songs, which were so much fun, a very thick sound. Most enjoyable gig.

The Dogs need taming...

I played lots of new tracks on the show this week, including Coldplay's new single 'Speed of Sound', Oasis' 'Lyla', Interpol's 'C'mere', Maximo Park's 'Graffiti' and of course the new Ryan Adam's single 'Let it Ride'. The new double album 'Cold Roses' is really good, although I must admit he probably could have cut it into a single album with maybe a few bonus tracks added in. And since he is releasing two more album by the years end, the point was made: you have to wonder how much of that will be good quality. Hmmmmm, I'm not really complaining though!

Playlist for Monday May 9th:

Soulwax - Conversation Intercom
Of Montreal - Lysergic Bliss
The Vasco Era - Kingswood
The Shins - We Will Become Silhouettes (Postal Service cover)
Oasis - Lyla
Stephen Malkmus - Baby C'mon
Ryan Adams - Let it Ride
Ryan Adams - Cherry Lane
Graham Coxon - Spectacular
Phoenix - Embuscade
The Killers - Andy You're a Star
Radiohead - Polyethylene Parts 1 and 2
Interpol - C'mere
Iron and Wine - Evening on the Ground (Lilth's Song)
The Beatles - Here comes the Sun
Turin Breaks - Long Distance
Maximo Park - Graffiti
Dogs Die in Hot Cars - Celebrity Sanctum
Dogs Die in Hot Cars - Godhopping
Coldplay - Speed of Sound
Beck - Nicotine and Gravy
Bright Eyes - Road to Joy
The Cooper Temple Clause - The Same Mistakes
John Mayer - Kid A (original by Radiohead)


Blogger El said...

LOL. Nice googling job Amanda, Ode to Joy is by Beethoven! HAHA.

Great great show tonight. I loved all the tracks actually, it would be useless to list which ones were my faves because I'd be listing them all.

Hats off to Mason who enhanced the belieffunctionbelief experience this week. Fantabulous music & insight as always!

1:14 AM  
Anonymous Marc said...

"Ode to Joy" was one of the first songs I learn on guitar. ;)

6:48 AM  

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