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