Sunday, December 21, 2008


HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Today is the first day of Hannukkah and Christmas is not far behind. In celebration of this wonderful Yule, I have put together a holiday special featuring songs that have become near and dear to me over the years. Most of these tracks come from the three volumes of gothic Christmas music that Projekt put out ages ago. Proof that you don't have to be of a certain culture or denomination to enjoy the season and its trappings.
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Black Tape for a Blue Girl - Channukkah, O Channukkah
Sofia Run - Nerotai Hazarurim (Little Candles)
Rhea's Obsession - Huron Indian Carol
El Duende - Gaudete, Gaudete
Station Break - Julia Kent - What Child is This?
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant
Cocteau Twins - Frosty the Snowman
Rhea's Obsession w/ Athan Marou - We Three Kings
Siddal - In the Bleak Midwinter
Station Break - Lycia - O Little Town of Bethlehem
C-3PO & R2-D2 - Sleigh Ride
The Raveonettes - Come On Santa
Departure Lounge - Christmas Downer
Granddaddy - Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland
Belle & Sebastian - O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Love Spirals Downwards - Welcome Christmas

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant:

Jack Skellington - What's This?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It snowed. I was cranky. This was the show that ensued.
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Leonard Cohen - Avalanche
Emiliana Torrini - Stephanie Says
Pernice Brothers - Pisshole in the Snow
Sufjan Stevens - Sister Winter
Station Break - Black Tape for a Blue Girl - Beneath the Icy Floe
Belle & Sebastian - Fox in the Snow
Tori Amos - Winter
Modern English - After the Snow
Kate Bush - Under Ice
The Cure - Last Dance
Station Break - Black Tape for a Blue Girl - Beneath the Icy Floe
Regina Spektor - 20 Years of Snow
Eisley - Winter Song
Modest Mouse - The Cold Part
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - 15 Feet of Pure White Snow

This song isn't really about winter; it's about masturbation instead of reading the Bible. But it also drips with regret and twinges of guilt, so it's very wintry in that respect.

Also, the Nick Cave video for 15 Feet of Pure White Snow:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Nothing to Share But Yesterday

Sorry for the delay on posting this episode. Destined to become one of my favorites, this show focuses mainly on the people who defied the status quo and thereby defined glam rock. Truly, truly out of this world.

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The Velvet Underground - I'll Be Your Mirror
David Bowie - Be My Wife
Brian Eno - Everything Merges With the Night
Roxy Music - Song for Europe
T. Rex - Life's A Gas
Station Break - David Bowie - A New Career in a New Town
Paul Williams - Phantom's Theme (Beauty and the Beast)
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel - Sebastian
Klaus Nomi - Cold Song (Henry Purcell cover)
Station Break - David Bowie - The Weeping Wall
Shudder to Think - Hot One
London Suede - Where the Pigs Don't Fly
Morrissey - You Know I Couldn't Last
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Midnight Radio

Klaus Nomi performs "Cold Song" live shortly before his death in 1983:

David Bowie in one of the bleakest music videos ever made: "Be My Wife". From the Low album, recorded in Berlin during Bowie's rehabilitation from drugs.

Sunday, November 30, 2008


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Smog - Bathysphere
Trespassers William - Anchor
Doves - Sea Song
Keane - Bedshaped
Station Break - Secret Machines - Leaves Have Gone
Snow Patrol - Run
Channels - Helen Mirren
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Isis
Secret Machines - Nowhere Again
Station Break - Troubled Hubble - Ear, Nose & Throat #2
Dears - 22 (The Death of All Romance)
Black Heart Procession - Guess I'll Forget You
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Darker With the Day

Video Times:
As promised, here's the video for the Dears track "22: Death of All Romance". The animation in this is wonderful, the story is appropriately heartbreaking and one of the singers (I believe Natalia Yanchak but don't quote me on that) is the most beautiful woman I have seen in my entire life.
Watch it!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


This show didn't come together like I had planned. I was left with seven minutes of space to fill and couldn't manage to re-arrange anything well enough to cap things off with "Nature Boy" as I'd intended. But, it is what it is. So for the anniversary of "mission accomplished" I present a collection of songs about dreams, lies, destruction, desperation, death, the end and love.
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Tom Waits - Alice
Dresden Dolls - Mrs. O
Jason Webley - Dance While the Sky Crashes Down
Vermillion Lies - I Should Fly
Station Break - Mercury Rev - I Collect Coins
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Toby Take A Bow
Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things
The Postal Service - We Will Become Silhouettes
Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Station Break - Mercury Rev - The Happy End (The Drunk Room)
Morrissey - Everyday Is Like Sunday
Depeche Mode - Stripped
Placebo - Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush cover)
Shearwater - Rooks
Big Star - Nature Boy
Lights Out Asia - Drift_Fade

Bonus Video Time!

Interesting note: when I was first approached with the idea of doing a show, I had initially considered calling it "Running Up That Hill Radio" because I love this song so much. Thankfully it hasn't been the uphill battle that everything else is. And so-

Kate Bush being... Kate Bush in the video for "Running Up That Hill":

So, this is actually a fan-made video, but it's professional quality and pretty amazing as far as videos go. While I don't like the male singer's voice on this track, STG made a decent effort and it outshines that godawful other cover that was released on the Depeche Mode tribute album x years back. Anyway, without further ado: Shiny Toy Guns performing "Stripped".

Sunday, November 9, 2008


'Nother Saturday, 'nother episode. Enjoy, folks.
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Psychedelic Furs - President Gas
The Smiths - A Rush And A Push And the Land is Ours
Orchestral Manoevers in the Dark - Electricity
The Damned - Wait for the Blackout
Station Break - Dave Gahan - Dirty Sticky Floors (instrumental)
Joy Division - Isolation (live)
The Buzzcocks - Autonomy
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Sin in My Heart
Bauhaus - Burning From the Inside
Station Break - Dave Gahan - Dirty Sticky Floors (instrumental)
Dave Gahan - Song for Europe (Roxy Music cover)
David Bowie - Outside
Gary Numan - We Are Glass
Ultravox! - The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned

Monday, November 3, 2008


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Madeleine Peyroux - Between the Bars
Nico - These Days
Brigitte Fontaine - Dommage que tu sois mort
Nick Drake - Way to Blue
Station Break - Blue States - Day Star
Neko Case - Things That Scare Me
Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights
Caitlin Cary - My Dreams Have Withered and Died
The Kills - Black Balloon
Eisley - One Day I Slowly Floated Away
Minipop - Precious
Station Break - Takeshi Kobayashi - Ether Tune
Mazzy Star - Into Dust
Low - Shame
Carissa's Wierd - So You Wanna Be A Superhero?
Azure Ray - These White Lights Will Bend to Make Blue

Sunday, October 26, 2008

10-25-08 Halloween Spectacular

Behold! A monster has been created! Listen now and let loose its slithering tentacles of madness and macabre melancholy. Be consumed by the horror- THE HORROR!
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Rasputina - Transylvanian Concubine
Voltaire - When You're Evil
Tom Waits - Poor Edward
Violent Femmes - Country Death Song
Station Break - The Misfits - The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Steve Harley & Sarah Brightman - The Phantom of the Opera
Alien Sex Fiend - She's A Killer
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Rawhead and Bloodybones
A Flock of Seagulls - Nightmares
Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff - Nightmare on My Street
Station Break - Coil - Hellraiser Box Theme
Switchblade Symphony - Dollhouse
The Cramps - Human Fly
The Misfits - Return of the Fly
The Damned - Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde
The Ramones - Pet Sematary

Sunday, October 19, 2008

10-18-08 Edgar Allan Poe Special

This week we honor the memory of Edgar Allan Poe with an hour of music based (directly or not) on his work.
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Marianne Faithful - Alone
Alan Parsons Project - Dream Within A Dream
Alan Parsons Project - The Raven
Glass Prism - The Conqueror Worm
Station Break - Angelo Badalementi - Dance of the Dream Man
Alice Cooper feat. Vincent Price - Black Widow
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Premature Burial
The Glove - Perfect Murder
Adam Ant - Killer in the Home
Station Break - Death in June - The Guilty Have No Pride
Lou Reed feat. Willem Dafoe and Steve Buscemi - The Cask
The Damned - Twisted Nerve
Jeff Buckley - Ulalume
Alan Parsons Project - To One In Paradise

Sunday, October 5, 2008

10-04-08 Halloween Episode #1

I'm genuinely fond of this episode. We're just getting into Autumn now and what better way to celebrate than by showcasing songs with a general horror theme.
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The Cruxshadows - Annabel Lee
The Stranglers - Strange Little Girl
Daniel Ash - Spooky (Classics IV cover)
Station Break - Goblin - Profondo Rosso Main Titles
Tom Waits - Circus
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - The Carney
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Carousel
Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting
Sting - Moon Over Bourbon St.
Station Break - Goblin - Phenomena
The Cramps - Surfin' Dead
The Misfits - Braineaters
Ministry - Cannibal Song
Creaming Jesus - Celebrity Cannibalism
Gitane Demone - Gloomy Sunday (Billie Holiday cover)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

09-27-08 Autumnal Indie

Apologies if anyone heard this one on the air; there were a few technical errors that have since been repaired. The podcasts should be fine, but let me know if any problems remain.
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PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
Pixies - Gouge Away
Modest Mouse - Satin in a Coffin
Matt Pond P.A. - Halloween
Station Break - Angelo Badalementi - Blue Velvet Theme
Elbow - Newborn (Acoustic)
Neutral Milk Hotel - Ghost
The Decemberists - Eli, the Barrow Boy
Kahoots - I'll Be Your Coffin
Shearwater - Rooks
John Vanderslice - Radiant With Terror
Station Break - Angelo Badalementi - Laura's Theme
Echo & the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Mack the Knife
Red House Painters - Funhouse
Kristin Hersch feat. Michael Stipe - Your Ghost

Bonus Video Time! I had intended to include this song in the show, but left the disc at home. Here's a live version instead:

Placebo - Jackie (Sinead O'Connor cover)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

09-13-08 DANCE PARTY!

Welcome back to school, college kids! Two weeks in and I bet you're sick of homework already. So here's a mini-dance party you can have right at home. Invite your friends or dance naked on your couch, we don't care. But get up off of your ass and dance!
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! - Satan Said Dance
Junior Senior - Can I Get Get Get
BitterSweet - The Mating Game
CSS - Let's Make Love (And Listen to Death From Above)
Station Break - Padded Cell - Savage Skulls
LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum
Peaches - Boys Wanna Be Her
Ladytron - Seventeen
Proper Filthy Naughty - Fascination (Droyds' Ghetto Remix)
Station Break - Ratatat - Lex
David Bowie w/ The Pet Shop Boys - Hallo Spaceboy
Golden Boy w/ Miss Kittin - Rippin Kittin
IMA Robot - The Beat Goes On
Trucks - Zombie

David Bowie/The Pet Shop Boys - Hallo Spaceboy

LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum

Sunday, September 7, 2008

09-06-08 TeeVee on the Radio Show

This radio program was specially put together to make a statement about television's ruthless yoke over American (and global) culture.
Special thanks again to Shellzx for planting the seed for this show in my brainmeats as well as helping me compile over half of the material for it.
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Gil Scot-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Frank Zappa - I Am the Slime
David Bowie - TVC15
Iggy & the Stooges - TV Eye
The Misfits - TV Casualty
The Damned - Nasty
The Cramps - TV Set
Man... or Astroman? - Television Man (Talking Heads cover)
Crass - Nineteen Eighty-Bore
Violent Femmes - I Hate the TV
Miranda July - Lena Beamish
Daft Punk - Television Rules the Nation
Negativland - The Playboy Channel
The Normal - TVOD

The Damned - Nasty (performance from BBC comedy The Young Ones):

The Normal - TVOD

I really wish I had the technologies to upload the December 1976 Frank Zappa performance of "I Am the Slime" from Saturday Night Live. It's truly brilliant (complete with actual slime).

Black Flag - TV Party (I am not a huge fan of this song or band, but I felt it necessary to include this for completeness' sake)

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Beyond the Wall of Sleep 08-30-08 Industrial Episode

Industrial music for industrial people.
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Throbbing Gristle - United
Legendary Pink Dots - Louder After 6
Front 242 - Welcome to Paradise
Coil - Ostia (Death of Pasolini)
Station Break - Dave Gahan - Dirty Sticky Floors (instrumental)
Einsturzende Neubauten - Negativ Nein
Pailhead - Don't Stand in Line
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult - Kooler Than Jesus
KMFDM - Search and Destroy
Station Break - Pig - Silt
Murder, Inc. - Murder, Inc.
Pigface - Nutopia
Skinny Puppy - Tin Omen
Ministry - No W.

Ministry - Lieslieslies

Aaaand, for humor's sake:

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Beyond the Wall of Sleep 08-23-08

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The Cure - The Snakepit
Depeche Mode - In Your Room
Bowery Electric - Psalms of Survival
Station Break - The Cure - Icing Sugar
Curve - Fait Accompli
Lush - Desire Lines
Th' Faith Healers - Reptile Smile
Catherine Wheel - Flower to Hide
Station Break - Asp Hole (video game soundtrack)
Kidneythieves - Time Bomb
Piney Gir - Creature
Trespassers William - What of Me?
Thievery Corporation (feat. Emiliana Torrini) - Until the Morning Comes

Curve - Coast is Clear

Curve - Horror Head

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Beyond the Wall of Sleep 08-16-08 Get Goth Episode

BtWoS isn't ashamed of its roots; it's damn proud of them. So we put together a show devoted to the classic greats, lest they be forgotten (like tears... in rain).

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The Cure - 100 Years
Joy Division - New Dawn Fades
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Night Shift (live)
Station Break - Sisters of Mercy - Phantom
Bauhaus - Sanity Assassin
Doctor and the Medics - Spirit in the Sky
Specimen - Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
The Birthday Party - Release the Bats
Station Break - Coil - At the Heart of it All
Sisters of Mercy - Body Electric
Siouxsie Sioux and Marc Almond - Threat of Love
The Smiths - I Know It's Over (live)
This Mortal Coil (featuring Elizabeth Frazier) - Song to the Siren
Current 93 - All the Pretty Little Horses

Sunday, August 10, 2008

08-09-08 The Alt.Country Episode

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Personally, I'm really happy with this playlist. It's perfect for a hot summer night when you're drinking whiskey outside or driving down an empty freeway with the smell of sagebrush pungent in the wind whipping through your hair.

Calexico - All the Pretty Little Horses
Old 97's - Lonely Holiday
Brendan Benson - Metarie
The Jayhawks - Stumbling Through the Dark (Acoustic Version)
Station Break - Tom Waits - Dave the Butcher
Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins - Happy
Whiskeytown - Lo-Fi Tennessee Mountain Angel
Neko Case - Wish I Was the Moon
Doug Burr - Whippoorwill
Station Break - Tom Waits - Rainbirds
Okkervil River - Westfall
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Weeping Song
Son Volt - Highways and Cigarettes
Milton Mapes - Bowie, AZ
My Morning Jacket - Dondante

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Faint CD Release Special (08-02-08)

I was lucky enough to attend the Faint show in Salt Lake City this past Monday. The band had their new CD, not out in stores until Tuesday, for sale at their merch booth. Deciding to share the wealth, I played two brand new Faint songs on the show as well as a semi-rare B-Side and an old favorite. Also on the playlist are two songs by the two bands that opened for the Faint, Cavedoll and Shy Child.
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I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - When You Go Out
Secret Machines - Light's On
Born Ruffians - This Sentence Will Ruin/Save Your Life
Beep Beep - Giggle Giggle
Daft Punk - Technologic
Ladytron - Evil
Dot Allison - We're Only Science
CSS - Let's Make Love (And Listen to Death From Above)
Cavedoll - Decoder
Shy Child - Astronaut
The Faint - Take Me to the Hospital
The Faint - Glass Danse
The Faint - Get Seduced
The Faint - Mirror Error

Cold War/Cold Wave Episode (07-23-08)

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Klaus Nomi - Keys of Life
Gary Numan - I Dream of Wires
Thomas Dolby - Airwaves
Kraftwerk - Metropolis
Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark - Enola Gay
Duran Duran - Planet Earth
Peter Schilling - Major Tom
Depeche Mode - Ice Machine
Berlin - The Metro
John Foxx - No One Driving
David Bowie - Always Crashing in the Same Car
Ministry - Isle of Man
Visage - Fade to Gray

Spy Episode (07-19-08)

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Playlist Pending

3oz Gin
1oz Vodka
1/2oz Lillet

Combine ingredients over ice in a mixer, shake until cold and strain into martini glass.

6th Episode 07-12-08

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Bat for Lashes - What's A Girl to Do?
Client - Someone to Hurt
The Notwist - Pick up the Phone
Junior Boys - Count Souveniers
Seefeel - Charlotte's Mouth
Th' Faith Healers - Don't Jones Me
The Trucks - Comeback
DNTEL - Why I'm So Unhappy
Flunk - See Thru You
Massive Attack - Three
Elbow - Teardrop (Massive Attack cover)
The Egg - Walking Away

Chilled Beats Episode (06-28-08)

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Depeche Mode - Only When I Lose Myself
Morcheeba - Never An Easy Way
Baxter - Fading
Elbow - Powder Blue
- Station Break - Portishead - To Kill A Dead Man
Faithless - Not Ennuf Love
Massive Attack - Rising Son
Portishead - Only You (live)
- Station Break - Massive Attack - Exchange
Garbage - Milk (Rabbit in the Moon mix)
Pale 3 - Bodo
Tricky - Black Steel

Special Solstice Episode (06-21-08)

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Pink Martini - Que Sera, Sera
Blonde Redhead - Hated Because of Great Qualities
Stars of Track & Field - Exit the Recital
Trespassers William - Vapour Trail (Ride cover)
Solvent - When the Sun Hits (Slowdive cover)
B. Fleishman & Mrs. John Soda - Here She Comes (Slowdive cover)
Slowdive - Ballad of Sister Sue
Low - Cue the Strings
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Here Comes the Sun
Roxy Music - Sunset
Brian Eno - On Some Faraway Beach
Devics - Living Behind the Sun
The Knife - Still Light

3rd Episode (05-30-08)

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Boo Radleys - Upon 9th & Fairchild
Stone Roses - I Wanna' Be Adored
Verve - She's A Superstar
Red House Painters - Mistress
Mary Onettes - The Laughter
Galaxie 500 - Blue Thunder
The Cure - Chain of Flowers
Tones on Tail - Happiness
Cocteau Twins - Pandora
Slint - Nosferatu Man
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Slowdive (live)
Slowdive - Dagger
Low - Dark

2nd Episode (5-24-08)

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Galaxie 500 - 4th of July
Pale Saints - Hair Shoes
Curve - Doppleganger
Ride - Leave Them All Behind
Swervedriver - Last Day on Earth
Spacemen 3 - Come Down Softly to My Soul
Codeine - D
Low - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (Smiths Cover)
Portishead - Undenied
Massive Attack - Group 4
Goldfrapp - Tiptoe
Craig Armstrong - Laura's Theme (Angelo Badalementi Cover)

Transference of Space

All right, MySpace was just too much of a hassle and layout nightmare, so I've decided to move everything here in hopes that the information will be easier to access and enjoy. The first entry deserves an appropriate show, so here's the very first episode of Beyond the Wall of Sleep, originally broadcast on May 17, 2008:

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My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow
Ride - Some Other Place
Slowdive - When the Sun Hits
Lush - Undertow
Break - Japancakes - Only Shallow
Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
Catherine Wheel - Black Metallic
Chapterhouse - Pearl
Swervedriver - Last Train to Satansville
Break - M83 - ?
Giant Drag - Wicked Game (Chris Issak cover)
Ringo Deathstarr - Some Kind of Sad
Beach House - ?
Asobi Seksu - Red Sea