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KDRU – Feb. 22 Show


Good evening.  I hope you’re all excited about life in general.  I know I am.

Thank you most sincerely to the people listening to my weekly radio show at Drury.  You are paragons of good taste (and/or we’re friends and you feel sorry for me…let’s go with the first one).  For those of you not listening, it’s cool.  Whatever.  No big deal.  I’m just really disappointed and am tearing up a bit.  You should rectify this problem by listening to the show next Wednesday from 11:30-1:30.  It streams here.

I’ll also be on The Weekly Buzz this Friday morning, letting everyone know about some awesome concerts coming their way.  Be sure to listen in.  It’s at 8:30, and I’m pretty sure my voice is an awesome thing to wake up to.  Or so I hear.

Anywho. Here are some of the songs that were played.  I’m not giving a comprehensive list.  I mean, where’s the fun in that?  If, however, you heard a song and want to know more about it, feel free to contact me.

KDRU - Feb. 22

Oh, and the new Fun. album came out yesterday.  I got my bundle in the mail today.  It included this shirt:

Fun. Some Nights shirt...yeah, those are the lyrics to the entire album scrawled in the background. Awesome.

And I am now working on the next installment of Paste Magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2011.  Yeah, it’s taking awhile, but man there are a lot of albums.  Be patient, young grasshopper, and keep yer eyes peeled.

Weekly Setlist – Dec. 15


Good evening, darlings.  Is everyone (assuming you’re still in school) done with finals?  If you’re not, I laugh at you.  If you are, I congratulate you.  Sorry, people still agonizing over tests and whatnot.  It’s the way of the world.

But you know what might make studying and test-taking a bit easier?  This playlist.

December 15 Setlist

Here is the playlist on Spotify and Grooveshark (“This Is Not A Song” by Islands is unavailable on the Grooveshark playlist).  And, for you folks too important to listen to the playlist as the creator intended, here are the songs on YouTube:

“You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son” by Wolf Parade

“Rill Rill” by Sleigh Bells*

“Romantic Comedy” by Stars

“Sun And Water” by Absent Elk

“This Is Not A Song” by Islands

“Our Smallest Adventures” by I Was A Cub Scout

“Oh Comely” by Neutral Milk Hotel

And that’s all I have for you tonight, kids.  Other than to remind you to enter the best album title contest.  I have some pretty great entries in thus far, and the poll is closed for new entries on Saturday at noon.  Don’t you want to know what the best album title is?  Don’t you think you know better than any of the other people who read this blog?  You probably do.  You should probably enter to prove it.

Good night and good luck!

*Thank you, Jimmy Proszek, for putting this song on the Christmas mix you made me.  It was real great.  That applies to the entire mix.  Check out Jimmy and his random awesomeness here.

Best Creepy Song Quotes


Happy Halloween, you little ghoulies.

I hope you had a good weekend dressed up in your costumes and eating candy and doing nothing else that would make anyone blush or pretend to not hear so we don’t run screaming to the cops.

I know I’ve given you some playlists designed to get you in a creepy mood, but I decided that wasn’t enough.  So, here are my favorite creepy song quotes.  Feel free to chime in if you agree or disagree.  But I’m right. Always.

Fought and fell for our great king we burned alive and boiled /  The dragon, red and wrathful calls, we rise and march once more / Cursed in death, we starve for flesh / Our skin is cooked and curled / We’ll eat our kin and smash them in / In Hell, we’ll grind their bones. – Save Our City by Ludo

I’m a killer / Cold and wrathful / Silent sleeper / I’ve been inside your bedroom / I’ve murdered half the town / Left you love notes on their headstones / I’ll fill the grave yard / Until I have you. – Horror of Our Love by Ludo

I’ve got a / Taste for blood / Leave the weak / Leave the young / I’ve got a / Taste for blood / I’m walking out / Without you / You will kill / Or be killed / It’s about / Progress / I’ve got a / Taste for blood. – Plans by Bloc Party

Ply her heart / With gold and silver / Take your sweetheart down to the river / Dash her on the paving stones / It may break your heart / To break her bones but / Someone’s got to do the culling / Of the fold. – Culling of the Fold by the Decemberists

Don’t hold out for rescue / None can hear your call / ‘Til I have wrest and wrecked you / Behind these fortress walls. – Margaret in Captivity by the Decemberists

And that’s how I came / Your humble narrator / To be living so easy and free / Expect that you think that I should be haunted / But it never really bothers me / All right. – The Rake’s Song by the Decemberists

Right from the start i was stabbed in the heart / Didn’t know i wasn’t breathing / Didn’t know i had been bleeding / Open my door thought I was alone / but someone was hiding /In the dark room in my home. – Creeper by Islands

In the back of my mind / I want to do bad things / I want to be unkind / When I’m in my room / I love the shadows / Of my bad bones / I have thoughts I won’t share / Because I don’t think I could bear to face you / With the lights on / I feel evil creeping in. –I Feel Evil Creeping In by Islands

Of course, there are also some good musicals you should think about.  Nightmare Before Christmas, Repo! The Genetic Opera and Evil Dead the Musical, to name a few.

Oh, and remember!  The contest ends tomorrow.  I’ve had some pretty sweet entries, and I want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to enter!  Send me your best song titles, people.  That’s the only way to win.

New Dance Card goes up tomorrow…are you ready for November?  I’m getting pumped.

And with that, good night and good luck.  Hope you survive the evening.

Weekly Setlist – Oct. 13


Hello friendly friends.  I hope tonight is an especially good night for you.  It’s been a great one for me.  I’ve been productive and awesome and kind of epic.

Don’t be jealous.  This week’s setlist is designed to help you be as great as me.  Of course, music can’t do everything.  It’s all…in YOU.

Whatever.  Here’s the playlist.

Oct. 13 Setlist. Oh, and my handwriting looks better if you squint.

As per usual, here’s the playlist on Grooveshark and on Spotify. [Note: “I See How You Are” was not available on Spotify]

And if you’re in a hurry or can’t be bothered to listen to all of it (I’m not offended so much as…disbelieving), here are the individual song links.

Lucky Today” by Cloud Cult

“July, July!” by the Decemberists

“Kids” by MGMT

“The Limit” by Tommy & the High Pilots

“Naked As We Came” by Iron & Wine

“I See How You Are” by The Broken Family Band

“Love Astronaut” by Murder Mystery

“Rough Gem” by Islands

Good night ducks.  Parting is such sweet sorrow and all that.

Weekly Setlist


In keeping with the theme of the website, every Thursday (or Friday), I’ll be putting up a setlist of songs I think you all should be listening to.  Friendly advice.  Feel free to ignore me.  But you probably shouldn’t.

This first week features some of my favorite artists, and I hope you’ll enjoy!  Below is a link to the playlist on Spotify.

If you don’t have a Spotify account (get one) or follow the following link to Grooveshark.

Unfortunately, the Without A Face song had to be substituted for a different one by the same artist.  The general feel of the playlist is the same.

And if you don’t feel like going through the playlist to see what I have in store for you, ladies and gentlemen, the setlist:

1. “Rabbit Habits” by Man Man

2. “Happy Hippo” by Cloud Cult

3. “Hotcha Girls” by Ugly Casanova

4. “The Gambler” by Fun.

5. “Pineapple Girl” by Mister Heavenly

6. “Joggin Gorgeous Summer” by Islands

7. “On the Line” by Antennas Up

8. “The Story I Heard” by Blind Pilot

9. “Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right” by The Decemberists

10. “Blue Ridge Mountains” by Fleet Foxes

11. “Poison Apples” by Without A Face (“The Band Broke Up (Part 2)” on Grooveshark)

12. “Death to Los Campesinos!” by Los Campesinos!

13. “Where to Start” by Tommy & the High Pilots

14. “Anything For You” by Ludo

One final salute, dears.

My Ludo ticket for A Very Ludo Christmas has been printed!