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Playlist for 1-27-10: Mint Condition

A set of Mint Records songs started the show in honor of the Winter Olympics, which run Feb. 12-28 in the label’s hometown of Vancouver, BC. New music this week from The Over Mountainmen, Crappy Dracula and Matador Record’s fine new compilation Casual Victim Pile: Austin 2010. Tune in next week for what will be my final late night show before moving to Friday afternoons on Feb. 12.

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Your Mom’s the Devil – The Smugglers – In the Hall of Fame
Rat Creek – The Ramblin’ Ambassadors – Vista Cruiser Country Squire
All-Time Low – Carolyn Mark & NQ Arbuckle – Let’s Just Stay Here
High on Cruel – Neko Case & Her Boyfriends – The Virginian

Every Day is the Day of the Dead – Ray Wylie Hubbard – A. Enlightment B. Endarkment (Hint There is No C)
Biding My Time – Black Diamond Heavies – Alive as Fuck
Run Me Down – The Black Keys – The Big Come Up
Dishrag – The Spider Bags – Goodbye Cruel World, Hello Crueler World

Queen Anne – Buick MacKane – The Pawn Shop Years

Playlist for 1-20-10: See You Later, Bobby Charles

A tribute to Bobby Charles, who passed away Jan. 14 at age 71, started the show. Lots of bumbling this week (sorry), new music from T-Model Ford, and fun WMSE library finds in Charlie Feathers, Marcel Monroe and Clockhammer.

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Take it Easy Greasy - Bobby Charles
But I Do - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
Before I Grow Too Old - Tommy McLain
I Spent All My Money on Loving You - Beausoleil
I'm that Way - Beth McKee
Street People - Bobby Charles
See You Later, Alligator - Bobby Charles

Girl Behind the Bar - Rip-Off Artists
Twangin' Ten - The Exotics

You & Me - The Archers of Loaf
Two States (live) - Pavement
Alright - Spike Priggen
Fight for Love - Visqueen
Hillbilly Junk - Paul Westerberg

Teedy - Vulture Whale
Rollin' Stoner - Cartridge Family
I Don't Care - Greg Cartwright

7" Six-Pack
Birthday Boy - The Geraldine Fibbers (Sympathy for the Record Industy)
A Purpose in My Life - Alternative TV (Feel Good All Over)
Brides of Jesus - The Golden …

Playlist for 1/13/10: Paging Dr. Scholl

This week’s opening theme is dedicated to the Standing Babas of Mumbai, who I learned about through the fabulous HoundBlog. I’m all for spiritual enlightenment, but it makes my feet hurt just to think about these hardcore fellas. New music this week from Bettie Serveert, Freedy Johnston, the Scruffs and Ray Wylie Hubbard. I also debuted yet another new segment, the Hour Hunch, simply an all-vinyl 60 minutes with a name taken from Hasil Adkins’ caveman classic. To lead the Hunch off, I played a few songs from Norton’s two brain-numbingly bad-ass Kim Fowley comps, One Man’s Garbage: and Another Man’s Gold: Lost Treasures from the Vaults 1959-1969 Vol. 1 and 2. The new segment left me winded and tongue-tied, so next time I might actually play a few songs that hit the three-minute mark. Maybe not.

In other news, Zero Hour will be moving to a new time slot. Starting Feb. 12, the show will be aired Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. between the Chicken Shack with Jonny Z and Sonia’s Blues Drive. Bu…

Playlist for 1/6/10: Tearing Down the Walls of Jericho

I tried a trivia question in relation to my opening theme this week: It Happened One Night, the classic movie the Mrs. and I watched New Year’s Eve. The prize? Two free tickets to the Residents on Feb. 16 at Turner Hall. The response? A very quiet phone. Not sure if I’ll try that again. New music this week from Grant Hart, Visqueen and Mama Rosin, a tribute to the recently departed Willie Mitchell and an extended set inspired by Joe Bonomo’s killer (heh, heh) new book Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found.

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Why Does it Hurt So Bad - Geater Davis - Down & Out: the Sad Soul of the Black South
I Wonder What Happened – Lost Crusaders w/ Jon Spencer – Have You Heard About the World
One Bad Stud – The Honey Bears - The Doo Wop Box Vol. III
All Night Boppin’ – The Real Kids – Grown Up Wrong

Get Out While You Can – Outrageous Cherry – Universal Malcontents
Unpronounceable Name – Chain and the Gang – Down with Liberty … Up With Chains
You're the Reflection of…