Thursday, September 5, 2013

"Your Very Own 80's Montage"

When your current life soundtrack becomes a string of 80's "we're takin' it back" make a tape. 120 minutes of gloomy garage, new wave, borderline art goth (sorta), and plenty of montage songs from your favorite 80's films.Why yes, that IS the song from Teen Wolf.

Be more Daniel-San and less Cobra Kai.

Sides A & B combined:
They Might Be Giants - I Palindrome I
Love Story In Blood Red - Write a Happy Ending
The Pixies - Stormy Weather
The Stooges - No Fun
Television - Friction
Death - Freakin' Out
Dramarama - Don't Feel Like Doing Drugs
The Dickies - Let Me Out
Wall of Voodoo - Far Side Of Crazy
Michael Sembello - Rock Until You Drop
Mark Safan - Win In The End
Pseudo Echo - His Eyes
Oingo Boingo - Heard Somebody Cry
Fiat Lux - Blue Emotion
NIN - Only
Maggie Estep - Hey Baby
Strawberry Switchblade - Since Yesterday
Magnetic Fields - 2 Characters In Search of a Country Song
The Smiths - You've Got Everything Now
W/IF.S. - Hub City Ricochet
Nick Cave & Bad Seeds - Lay Me Low

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Spambot Radio 7-13

I might be a day late and a dollar short, but July's episode of Spambot Radio has arrived! An hour of collectible novelty songs and retro commercials. Might I recommend exploring the Junk shop Juke box? Rockin' Jeff's disconcerting obsession with crap 45s has really contributed to many Spambot podcasts. He's helped me discover a lot of weird stuff that's out there. Check it out. Hope you're enjoying summer, see ya next month!

Download or stream July's Spambot Radio for free

Here's the playlist for June:

Kenny Ball Orchestra - The Green Leaves Of Summer
Billy Stuart - Summertime
Nina Simone - Ain't Got No/I Got Life
Ricky Thomas - Collard Greens
Bobby Moore and The Rhythm Aces - Searching For My Love
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound - To Love Someone (That Don't Love You)
The Huntsmen - Fever
Summer Girlfriends - Goth Beach Party
Shocking Blue - Hot Sand
Darby Sisters - Go Back To Your Pontiac
Clair Lane - Frankie and Johnny
The Crescendos - In The Good Ol Summer Time
Flametrick Subs - To Hot To Hoot
Hasil Adkins - No More Hot Dogs
The Shades - Strolling After Dark
Dead Milkmen - Surfin' Cow
Devo - Beautiful World
The Dickies - Waterslide
Sloppy Seconds - Vacation
Lord Mike's Dirty Calypsonians - Drunk & Disorderly

Monday, June 24, 2013

"Summertime Luvin' - A Mixtape for Kisston"

My good pal, Kisston, is always making me mix tapes. I rarely get to see her and can almost never keep up with trades. I decided it was long past time that she got a tape from me, so I composed this party/summer mix. I hope we get to bump it on the beach very soon.

You too can bump this tape on the beach if you wish.


"Spambot Radio June 2013"

This is the first Spambot Radio podcast of Summer 2013! An hour long collection of novelties and deep crate digs. Each episode is complete with vintage advertisements and retro commercials. The best part is that Spambot Radio is always free to download or stream!

Click here to download or stream this month's episode!

Enjoy the season and we'll see ya next month!

Tracklist for May's episode:

The Eels - Last Stop This Town
They Might Be Giants - When Will You Die
The Ramones - Pet Semetary
The Lordz - People Who Died
The Animals - Bury My Body
Carolyn Sullivan - Dead!
Lloyde Clarke & The Angels - Living Among The Dead
The Wailers - Funeral
Tom Lehrer - We'll All Go Together When We Go
Bobby Darin - Gyp The Cat
Louis Prima - I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You
Hank Williams - I'll Fly Away
Bukka White - Fixin' To Die Blues
Link Wray - Fire And Brimstone
Kinky Friedman - The Ballad of Charles Whitman
Tom Waits - Come On Up To The House
Rolf Harris - Stairway To Heaven
Daniel Johnston - Funeral Home
Sheldon Allman - Children's Day At The Morgue

Monday, June 17, 2013

"The Tom Waits Hour of Power"

I was never all that fond of drinking games, even in the amateur days. However, a few summers ago,  my brother had told me about "Hour of Power". Immediately I thought it was a stupid idea. Then he went on to describe the accompanying playlists. Internet folks were composing hour long playlists with minute long clips of each song. Free to download, the song change would cue the next drink which made it easier to keep time.
The two of us decided to make our own Hour of Power playlist that solely featured the music of Tom Waits. Only instead of a playlist, we were going to make a mix tape. It wasn't easy. We had to pick the best minute long clip from 60 of our favorite Tom songs. Sometimes we'd listen to a song 3 or 4 times each. Then we'd synch it up, carefully eyeball the clock, and continuously hover over the REC button. It took all evening and night to finish it because we messed up a few times by not paying attention. Frequent pizza and beer breaks, as well. It actually ended up being a lot of fun making the damn thing.
A few days passed before we actually decided to play The Tom Waits Hour of Power. With Old Style, of course. We only got through Side A because I was uncomfortably full and our belches were starting to rattle the windows. We decided to take a ten minute break mid sentence I was punched in the face with drunk. Intoxication hit me all at once. My brother wanted to keep going with Side B. I refused.
The tape has been collecting dust ever since then. I came across it today while digging through boxes and felt bad. So much time was spent making it and we didn't even get through the whole tape. I decided to convert it to digital and make it available to download. Somewhere out there a bunch of drunk idiots will appreciate a Tom Waits drinking game. Even if you aren't into drinking games, it's a brisk walk through Tom's musical catalog and that's enjoyable with or without beer.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"Darkness Upon The Face of The Deep"

An awesome tape from Kisston, thanks girl!
Funny story about Jewsus, I went on a couple of dates with a guy in that band. He was boring. Terrible band name but they make great music if you're into rattle/clank percussion (I am).
Ps: I hate Guns N Roses, for the record. Kudos to taping over a cassette of theirs.