Saturday, December 20, 2008

2008 Top Tens

What's a blog without year end top ten lists?

So the first 10 are all LA-based peeps (Andres Renteria deserves props for appearing on at least 3 of them) and the other 10 are the albums released in 2008 that, upon reflection, most ended up on repeat in my car or headphones this year. I spent a while finding YouTube videos and such, so try the links!

LA Top Ten

1. Flying Lotus, Los Angeles, Warp

FlyLo gets top bill because he named the album Los Angeles.

2. No Age, Nouns, Sub Pop

No Age brought the Smell Scene to the pages of The New Yorker and beyond.

3. Health, //Disco, Lovepump United

Health //Disco brought the Smell Scene to dance floors across the globe.

4. Hearts of Palm UK, For Life, Hypnote

I guarantee this album will gain momentum in 2009, especially after the remixes drop.

5. Daedelus, Love to Make Music To, Ninja Tune

"Fairweather Friends" was the summer jam and "My Beau" was the slow jam of '08.

6. Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program, Ghetto Sci-Fi, PooBah Records

This is the debut full length from South L.A.'s biggest sweetheart and dopest beat maestro.

7. Nobody Presents Blank Blue, Western Water Music Volume II, Ubiquity

One of my favorite things about this album has been watching the trip hop production on the album evolve into performances built around a live rhythm section, psychedelic guitar and Space-Echoed vocals.

8. The Little Ones, Morning Tide, Chop Shop

The world is a better place now that this album is out in it.

9. Mia Doi Todd, Gea, City Zen

2008 saw a lovely release from L.A.'s favorite guitar strumming, harmonium playing chanteuse.

10. Gaby Hernandez, When Love, Armed Orphan

Rhumba tinged "The Tropics" was my favorite song of 2008.

Reefer by Reefer (Alpha Pup) gets honorable mention!

Maura's Top 10 Most Listened to, 2008

1. Nomo, Ghost Rock, Ubiquity
2. School of Seven Bells, Alpinisms, Ghostly International
3. Karl Hector and the Malcouns, Sahara Swing, Now-Again
4. Dr. Dog, Fate, Park the Van
5. Four Tet, Ringer, Domino
6. Department of Eagles, In Ear Park, 4AD
7. Hercules & Love Affair, S/T, DFA
8. Portishead, Third, Mercury
9. Spiritualized, Songs in A&E, Fontana
10. Lykke Li, Youth Novels, LL

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Part Time Punks on Tuesdays with Maura

This week, Michael Stock and Nico were guests on Tuesdays with Maura to promote the Part Time Punks Festival Sunday 11/16 at the Echo & Echoplex from 2pm-2am.

Here are some of the tunes Michael played:

Ariel Pink & The Haunted Grafiti
- Evolution's A Lie - Unreleased
Savage Republic - Hanging Garden (Cure cover)
Nervous Gender - People Like You
A Certain Ratio - I Feel Like - A Mind Made Up (comes out 11/20)
Medium Medium - So Hungry, So Angry
Pylon - Cool
Nightingales - Idiot Strength - 7" - Rough Trade
The Muslims - Brightside
Vivian Girls - Tell the World
Softboiled Eggies - October Days
Grimble Grumble - It's A Rainy Day (Faust cover)

And these were the songs in Nico's Beach Boys set:

Diamond Head
Do You Wanna Dance
Dance, Dance, Dance
When I Grow Up
Help Me Ronda
Girl Don't Tell Me
Little Saint Nick

11/4 Set List

I was a little out of it on election day and here's what I played while the early returns came in.

The Magnetic Fields - All You Ever Do is Walk Away - Holiday - Merge
Sonic Youth - The Neutral - Rather Ripped - Geffen
Vivian Girls - Where Do You Run To - Vivian Girls - Mauled by Tigers/In the Red
Hearts of Palm UK - More Than This - For Life - Hypnote
oRSo - To Be Held - Ask Your Neighbor - Contraphonic
The Sea and Cake - Aerial - Car Alarm - Thrill Jockey
Love Is All - Wishing Well - A Hundred Things Keep Me Up At Night - What's Your Rupture
Rainbow Arabia - Omar K - The Basta - Tiny Man
Bjork - Dull Flame Of Desire Modeselektor Rmx For Girls - Dull Flame of Desire EP - One Little Indian
Gaby Hernandez - The Tropics - When Love - Armed Orphan
School of Seven Bells - My Cabal - Alpinisms - Ghostly International
Gang Gang Dance - Blue Nile - Saint Dymphna - Social Registry
Dokkemand - Kanaria - Hons! - Other Electricities
El Guincho - Fata Morgana - Alegranza! - XL / Young Turks
Vampire Weekend - The Kids Don't Stand A Chance (Chromeo Remix) - The Kids Don't Stand a Chance EP - XL Recordings
Reefer - Let It Go (Flying Lotus remix) - Reefer - Alpha Pup
Sounds From The Ground - Restless - Brightwhitelight - Waveform
Department of Eagles - In Ear Park - In Ear Park - 4AD
Antony and the Johnsons - Sing for Me - Another World - Secretly Canadian
The Pica Beats - Hikikomori and the Rental Sisters - Beating Back the Claws of the Cold - Hardly Art
Crystal Stilts - The City in the Sea - Alight of Night - Slumberland
Deerhoof - The Tears and Music and Love - Offend Maggie - Kill Rock Stars
Crystal Antlers - A Thousand Eyes - EP - Touch & Go
Lady Dottie and the Diamonds - I Ain't Mad at Ya - Lady Dottie and the Diamonds - Hi-Speed Soul

This is my favorite Obama song:

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10/28 Set List

10/28 I tried to play bands I'd seen at CMJ and some new things at the station.

This Mortal Coil - With Tomorrow - Blood - 4AD
Antony and the Johnsons - Another World - Another World - Secretly Canadian
Lykke Li - Everybody But Me (diskJokke Remix) - Little Bit Remixes - LL Recordings
Friendly Fires - Strobe - Friendly Fires - XL Recordings
Shugo Tokumaru - Hindamari - EXIT - Almost Gold / Startime
School of Seven Bells - My Cabal - Alpinisms - Ghostly International
Madlib - Yo Yo Affair Pt. 1 & 2 - Frezna - WLIB AM: King Of The Wingflip - BBE
Yo Majesty - Get Down on the Floor - Futuristically Speaking... Never Be Afraid - Domino Records
Squarepusher - The Coathanger - Just A Souvenir - Warp
The Tough Alliance - 1981 - A New Chance - Modular
Raphael Saadiq - Calling - The Way I See It - Columbia Records
The Little Ones - Waltz - Morning Tide - Chop Shop
Deerhunter - Never Stops - Microcastle - Kranky
Crystal Stilts - Verdant Gaze - Alight of Night - Slumberland
edIT - Ltlp - Crying Over Pros for No Reason - Planet Mu
Blakk Rasta - Barack Obama Dub Mix - Barack Obama Single - Director
Reefer - Hit and Run (Dntel Remix) - Reefer - Alpha Pup
Department of Eagles - Herring Bone - In Ear Park - 4AD
Hearts of Palm UK - Portugal - For Life - Hypnote

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

CMJ 2008

I have a somewhat lifelong love affair with the art of college radio. It started in high school, led me to DJ at KXLU and then sat in the back of my mind for a while until I ended up in grad school and the music director of a college radio station - USC's student run KSCR. And so, 10 years after having a crush on a boy who attended the conference/music marathon and dating him for the three years following his return, I enjoyed the music-related networking extravaganza that is CMJ the week before last in new York City. I hadn't been there in a while and it was awesome to see so many people I haven't seen in a long time. Plus I got to sit around and listen to music for hours on end and ask George Clinton, members of the Funkadelic, a producer from Public Enemy and a producer from the Wu-Tang Clan about Afrofuturism.

George ended the conversation by saying, "One nation under groove" and I handed them the stickers Steven Serrato designed for the cover of Ghetto Sci-Fi by Ras G and the Afrikan Space Program.

I'm basically going to present my itinerary with links.

Saturday 10/18 I landed and was picked up by my friend Bruce and went for a big Greek dinner in Astoria with his family and friends.

Sunday he drove me out to Irvington in Westchester County where I visited with my Aunt, Uncle and cousin. My sister's father-in-law picked me up and drove me back to Wanaque, NJ where I had a big Italian dinner at their place with their other son and his family. So great to finally see the town where my brother-in-law grew up!

On Monday he drove me to the hostel in the City where I met up with the other representatives of KSCR. We followed Barry's recommendation and had pizza at John's of Bleeker Street in Greenwich Village ("My mom used to life above a shoe store around here with some guys in the late 60s"). We headed to Arlene's Grocery for Punk Rock Heavy Metal Karaoke ("I think I read a journal article based on an ethnography of that venue"). Check out Jeff's post on the KSCR blog Bandwith.

Tuesday I did some work for school at a Starbucks on Broadway on the Upper West Side and then picked up my CMJ badge near Washington Square and went with Team KSCR to the college radio mixer at The Delancey co-hosted by New Zealand in some way, with meat pies and some free kind of vodka at the bar.

The rest of the gang went to see bands they were interested in and I checked out the Spectre party at the Bowery Electric and quickly left - stumbling across Carlos Niño on my way out - for the Allido Records showcase at S.O.B.'s with Wale, Daniel Merriweather, The Rumble Strips and Mark Ronson DJing. I mostly sat on an amp in the corner and listened enough to keep me awake (thanks AAM Robb for helping me in the door). Somewhere along the way I had visions of a travel neti-pot and purchased one at the Whole Foods on the L.E.S. between events.

Wednesday I got up in time to see a panel called "The Stinging Reach of the RIAA" to meet up with a colleague teaching at NYU. We got sandwiches at a nearby Deli and he showed me his office and gave me the perspective of someone 4 years ahead of me in school. I headed straight to Cake Shop from there for the Terrorbird showcase. Highlights were: Mona's DJ set upstairs; Shugo Tokumaru downstairs, with their accordion, glockenspiel and distorted Japanese and English vocals; and Tobacco's electro ways. I met some folks for dinner and headed for the Stones Throw party at The Gallery Bar. I caught a bit of Edan the DJ and met some cool folks and ran into Dru but had made plans to see Ashes of Time Redux with the friend of a friend.

Thursday I made it to NYU for College Day just in time for the Music Director's summit and a free lunch before heading to the Brooklyn Vegan event at Pianos. SK's vegi-burger and fries looked really good but I'd just had the free lunch. Highlights were: Friendly Fires with their 80s Korg, MPC and rocking drummers wearing ties; San Diego's The Muslims; and Merge's Wye Oak doing an upstairs set. I left around 5:30, allowing for time to get lost on my way to Lolita Bar for the girlgroup anniversary party. It was rad but I felt shy and headed to meet up with SK at Webster Hall for the Who Made Who / Fujiya & Miyagi / Crystal Castles show. We had trouble finding each other so I stopped by the Barsuk:Merge:ReadyMade magazine:Sub Pop:Suicide Squeeze:Touch & Go party at the HiFi Lounge as it was getting started and decided to check out the Global Hip-Hop Throwdown at Drom down the street. I caught the end of South Korea's DJ Soulscape's set and the beginning of a set by France's Too Many Fish. I stopped by the Hi-Fi again but it was full of free-drinking badge-holders of varying sorts. Deciding to call it a night, I hailed a taxi and recognized the Mali cab driver's accent and he turned the volume up on some West African music on the stereo as he drove me up town.

Friday I caught up on sleep and got to NYU in time for much of the One Nation, One Groove Panel on the Changing Role of the Producer before hitting up the Choueette showcase at Cake Shop. Running into Ami Spishock on the street was one of the highlights of the trip. Juliana Barwick was the upstairs highlight and while I waited to see The Castanets downstairs, I chatted with the current KXLU music director, which was rad. I got a text about happy hour at Pianos a few doors down before the Sub Pop / Hardly Art showcase and was excited to have my chance at the bar food that had been on my mind the past 24 hours. I caught Hardly Art's Pretty & Nice upstairs but didn't realize the downstairs had filled up so tried to catch the Social Registry event at Santo's Party House but the line looked long so we were early attendees of the Beggars/Matador afterparty at Stanton Public with DJs from bands such as Times New Viking, where I ran into Ian MacKinnon, which was rad.

Saturday I met up with a friend from high school. It was the first time we'd seen each other since graduation. She suggested Sarabeth's for brunch, which was yummy. We headed to The Music Hall of Williamsburg for the AAM extraveganza, caught the end of The Ruby Suns, some of A Place to Bury Strangers, and the incredible live show of Monotonix (who my friend described as Borat meets The Wedding Singer). In between bands I purchased a hat. My friend wanted to take advantage of Williamsburg and, as a fan of Diner Journal, suggested an excursion through rain and wind to Marlow and Sons where we started with soup, continued by splitting the potato tortilla and ended up sharing a salad, too. Since she isn't often across the bridge from Manhattan, we decided to check out another spot on her Williamsburg to-do list and visited Pete's Candy Store. We caught a beautiful set by Matt Bauer on banjo, accompanied by friends on an upright bass, guitar and glockenspiel. After a couple acts that didn't match our post-Matt Bauer expectations, my friend decided to head home and I headed to The Blender Theater at Gramercy to meet up with the KSCR crew at the Fanatic showcase. The Octopus Project was rad. The boys had matching outfits and as Aisah noted, the girl manning the electronic elements had a dress that matched her hair. She was also very impressive with a Theramin, something you don't see everyday. Yo Majesty were rad. Shunda K's brilliant delivery of fast paced rhymes and Jwl B's harmonizing, singing and dancing were inspiring and a great last act for my week. I decided to take the train down the street and catch Lee Perry's set only to find he'd canceled and I'd extended my evening a couple hours waiting around for the subways that would bring me back to the hostel.

On Sunday 10/26 I packed and dashed to The Whitney for a 15 minute run through the Calder exhibit and thought of my mother, my writing class last Fall, and the words I'd found through it, about the sources of inspiration connecting my childhood, the people I'd seen on this trip and the work I still wish to pursue. I bought a Calder Tshirt for my brother and a chocolat chaud for myself with Macaroon gift boxes from the La Maison de Chocolate I passed on Madison Avenue. I gave one box to Bruce for his family when he and his son picked me up. They got me safely to the airport with plenty of time, even with a stop at Bruce's high school to demonstrate a story he was telling on the way.

Hopefully I'll go back to New York in March '09. I can't wait.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Set List: Tuesdays with Maura 10/14/08

There were so many great adds this week. See below for links about the artists.

Top Event Picks for the week:

Hearts of Palm UK Record Release Party at the El Cid on Sunset Blvd. 10/15/08

Low End Theory 2 Year Anniversary Party with Free Moral Agents, also 10/15/08

Ernesto LaClau at the Redcat Theatre 10/16/08

Set List for 10/14

Hearts of Palm UK - Trust - For Life - Hypnote
Ghostland Observatory - Stranger Lover - Paparazzi Lightning - Trashy Moped Recordings
Mercury Rev - Senses on Fire - Snowflake Midnight - Yep Roc
Gang Gang Dance - House Jam - Saint Dymphna - Social Registry
Her Space Holiday - Sleepy Tigers - Sleepy Tigers EP - Mush
of Montreal - An Eluardian Instance - Skeletal Lamping - Polyvinyl
Ra Ra Riot - Can You Tell - The Rhumb Line - Barsuk Records
Stereolab - Jenny Ondioline - Jenny Ondioline Single - Duophonic
The Little Ones - Waltz - Morning Tide - Chop Shop
Vivian Girls - Where Do You Run To - Vivian Girls - In the Red
Heavenly - And the Birds Aren't Singing - Le Jardin de Heavenly - K
Tiger Trap - Words and Smiles - Tiger Trap - K
Comet Gain - Stay With Me Til Morning - Casino Classics - X-mas Records
Marnie Stern - Roads? Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads - This Is It And I Am It And You Are It And So Is That And He Is It And She Is It And It Is It And That Is That - Kill Rock Stars
High Places - The Tree With The Lights in It - High Places - Thrill Jockey
Herman Dune - Next Year In Zion - Next Year In Zion - Everloving
Pretty & Nice - Wandering Eye - Get Young - Hardly Art
I'm From Barcelona - Mingus - Who Killed Harry Houdini? - Mute
Gregory & The Hawk - Doubtful - Moenie and Kitchi - Fat-Cat USA
Little Joy - Evaporar - Little Joy - Rough Trade
The Sea and Cake - Weekend - Car Alarm - Thrill Jockey
Lettuce - Blast Off - Rage - Velour
Parts & Labor - Satellites - Receivers - Jagjauwar

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Last Week's 9/30 Set List

I wasn't able to make my show this week, but it seems like a good time to post my set list from last week. There were some exciting new releases and some recent ones I hadn't played yet. My favorite new things I would have played today are Department of Eagles, El Guincho, Echo Park locals Rainbow Arabia, Larytta, The Japanese Motors and a new Antony and the Johnsons EP. Those of us from KSCR heading to NYC for the CMJ conference later in the month are getting excited. I am also excited to host Herman Dune in studio during KSCR's weekly Live Show this Friday 10/10 at 2pm PST, so please tune in at

My event picks for the upcoming week are:

Low End Theory's 10/8 Scottish Invasion with Hudson Mohawke, Mike Slott, Rustie, and Dom Sum Wednesday at The Airliner in Lincoln Heights

The Best Music Writing Live Reading at Skylight Books in Los Feliz on 10/10 at 7:30

9/30 Set List

Land of Talk - Got a Call - Some Are Lakes - Saddle Creek
Deerhoof - The Tears and Music and Love - Offend Maggie - Kill Rock Stars
The Ettes - I Heard Tell - Look at Life Again Soon - Take Root Records
Lady Dottie and the Diamonds - I Ain't Mad at Ya - Lady Dottie and the Diamonds - Hi-Speed Soul
Yo Majesty - Get Down on the Floor - Futuristically Speaking... Never Be Afraid - Domino Records
Women - Sag Harbor Bridge - Women - Jagjaguwar
Pivot - O Soundtrack My Heart - O Soundtrack My Heart - Warp
Blank Blue - Blank Blue (Flying Lotus Remix) - Dive EP - Ubiquity
Madlib - Ratrace w Murs - WLIB AM: King Of The Wingflip - BBE
The Bug - Angry - London Zoo - Ninja Tune
Koushik - Buttaflybeat - Out My Window - Stones Throw
Roots Manuva - Kick Up Ya Foot - Slime & Reason - Big Dada
Restiform Bodies - Ameriscan - TV Loves You Back - Anticon Records
Dub Gabriel - Cheree (feat. Michael Stripe) - Anarchy and Alchemy - Massive Music
Herman Dune - An Afternoon Dance Party - Next Year In Zion - Everloving
Lambchop - A Hold of You - OH (Ohio) - Merge
Cold War Kids - Against Privacy - Loyalty to Loyalty - Downtown Records
Killer Mike - Can You Hear Me - I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind Pt. 2 - SMC
Gaby Hernandez - The Tropics - When Love - Armed Orphan
Mayra Andrade - Dimokransa - Navega - Sterns
David Mccallum - The Edge - Droppin' Science: Greatest Samples From the Blue Note Lab - Blue Note
Jay Reatard - See / Saw - Matador Singles '08 - Matador Records
Crystal Antlers - Until the Sun Dies (Part 2) - EP - Touch & Go
The Spinto Band - Later On - Moonwink - Park The Van Records

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Marion, Gaby, KSCR Presents, HoPUK & This Mortal Coil

This week marked the debut of a collaboration between USC's journalism school and KSCR, in which the first 20 minutes Tuesdays with Maura will be a live broadcast of Annenberg Radio News programs produced and hosted by journalism students. You can find out more about Annenberg Radio News and their coverage of neighborhoods near USC on their website,

I kind of fell in love with This Mortal Coil's Blood last week, so I wove some favorites of it into my brief set of new releases. Here's what I played and the guest set by Marion Hodges in honor of the first Hungry Beat dance night at Pehrspace this Saturday. Before heading there, don't forget to swing by USC's Ground Zero coffeehouse for a free show presented by KSCR featuring Abe Vigoda, Moonrats, and Hard Place.

This Mortal Coil - You and Your Sister - Blood - 4AD
Jenny Lewis - Pretty Bird - Acid Tongue - Warner Brothers
This Mortal Coil - Several Times - Blood - 4AD
Raphael Saadiq - Sure Hope You Mean It - The Way I See It - Columbia Records
Ed Laurie - Julia - Meanwhile In The Park - Dangerbird
Hearts of Palm UK - Trust - For Life - Hypnote
Gaby Hernandez - Love Will Find A Way - When Love - Armed Oprhan
This Mortal Coil - Help Me Lift You Up - Blood - 4AD
Mogwai - Thank You Space Expert - The Hawk Is Howling - Matador Records
Abe Vigoda - Bear Face - Skeleton - Post Present Medium

Marion's set:

fire engines - hungry beat - hungry beat - code


the tartans - my baby doesn't care for you - 7"
the velvelettes - lonely, lonely girl am i - best of
sharon jones & the dap kings - your thing is a drag - naturally
the cashmeres - showstopper - 45
the pastels - million tears - suck on
another sunny day - you should all be murdered - in this place called nowhere
mccarthy - frans halls - cd86

(back announce)

cineplexx - tirados - picnic
the hit parade - crying - sound of the hit parade
horowitz - tracyanne - 7"
action painting - these things happen - in this place called nowhere
josef k - (pictures of) cindy - entemology
orange juice - blokes on 45 - the glasgow school
last shadow puppets - calm like you
television personalities - a girl called charity - yes darling, but is it art?
tullycraft - josie - the singles

Thursday, September 18, 2008

9/16 Set List - try the links for youtube gems

The Wedding Present play Los Angeles at the Troubador Friday 9/19, supported by Earlimart. In their honor, I rebroadcast the interview and live acoustic set they recorded with me over the summer. I ran out of time to play my Rain Parade LP in honor of the Paisley Underground, though I did throw in "Salvador Dali's Garden Party" by the TVPs because it mentions wearing "a brand new paisley shirt" and it's one of my favorite songs ever. I played Blank Blue to celebrate the release of the Dive EP on Ubiquity with Flying Lotus remixes.

Next week I'll broadcast a guest DJ set by Marion to promote the new Hungry Beat soul and indie pop dance night at Pehrspace that kicks off this Saturday 9/27. I'll also be playing music by bands playing the KSCR sponsored concert on the USC campus that same night 9/27.

Oh, and The Hearts of Palm UK album For Life is set to drop at college radio stations across the country 9/23, so I'll be giving it love, too, of course.

Anyway here's the setlist from 9/16. I tried to fit in lots of new things at the station including a new Mogwai single:

Peace, Maura

Wedding Present - Kennedy - Bizarro - BMG
Maura & The Wedding Present - David & Terry talk and sing - Interview Summer 2008 - KSCR
The Wedding Present - The Thing I Like Best About Him is His Girlfriend (Santa Monica Blvd. & La Brea Mix) - El Rey - Manifesto
Earlimart - Teeth - Hymn and Her - Major Domo
Vetiver w/ Vashti Bunyan - Sleep A Million Years - Thing of the Past - Gnomonsong
Aaron Parks - Into the Labyrinth - Invisible Cinema - Blue Note
Inara George - Accidental - An Invitation - Everloving
Horace Silver - Cool Eyes - Live at Newport '58 - Blue Note
Nobody presents Blank Blue - Up - Western Water Music Vol. II - Ubiquity
Karen Dalton - Something On Your Mind - In My Own Time - Light In The Attic
Chad Van Gaalen - Phantom Anthills - Soft Airplane - Sub Pop
Balla et Ses Balladins - Wilikabo - The Syliphone Years (CD 2) 1972-1980 - Sterns Africa
The Moondoggies - 'ol Blackbird - Don't Be A Stranger - Hardly Art
Dungen - M√ÖLER√ÖS FINEST - 4 - Kemado
Mogwai - Bat Cat - Bat Cat EP - Matador
Horse Feathers - Father Reprise - House with No Name - Kill Rock Stars
Blitzen Trapper - Echo / Always on / Ez Con - Furr - Sub Pop
Adventure - Crypt Castle Cult - Adventure - Carpark
Starfucker - Florida - Starfucker - Badman
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Woodfriend - S/T - Say Hey
High Places - You in 40 Years - High Places - Thrill Jockey
The Broken West - Perfect Games - Now or Heaven - Merge
The Television Personalities - Salvador Dali's Garden Party - Privilege - Fire UK

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Return of Tuesdays with Maura

On 9/9, Tuesdays with Maura's Fall season on KSCR began with some of my favorite tracks from the summer and things even more recently added at the station. You can check out the set list below.

This week I'm giving out tix to see The Foals at The El Rey Theatre on 9/18 and also tix to see Tokyo Police Club at The Henry Fonda Theatre on 9/18. I'll also be promoting a Paisley Underground Listening Party at the LACE gallery Tuesday 9/16 and the Blank Blue show at Low End Theory at the Airliner Wednesday 9/17.

Note the new time of Tuesdays with Maura 4pm-6pm PST. Let me know if you'd like to come be a guest on the show. During the show, you can reach me via IM at the screen name KSCRlive.

9/9 Setlist:

All Night Radio - Sad K. - Spirit Stereo Frequency - Subpop
TV On The Radio - Dancing Choose - Dancing Choose Single - Geffen
godheadSilo - Elephantitus of the Night - Elephantitus of the Night 7'- Kill Rock Stars
Stereolab - Valley Hi! - Chemical Chords - 4AD
Bjork - Dull Flame of Desire (Modeselektor's RMX for Boys) - Dull Flame of Desire Remixes - One Little Indian
Four Tet - Ribbons - Ringer - Domino
Nomo - All The Stars - Ghost Rock - Ubiquity
Au - Are Animals - Verbs - Aggoo
Ras_G - Track 14 - 'I of the Cosmos' Tour CD - Self Released
oRSo - To Be Held - Ask Your Neighbor - oRSo
Beat Happening - Godsend -Crashing Through Sampler - K/Sub Pop
Mogwai - Stanley Kubrick - EP + 2 - Matador
Ratatat - Mi Viejo - LP3 - XL
dan le sac vs. Scroobius Pip - Beat that My Heart Skipped - Angles - Strange Famous Records
The Ettes - I Get Mine - Look at Life Again Soon - Take Root Records
Josh Martinez - Fight or F*ck - The World Famous Sex Buffet - Camobear
Lancelot Layne - Yo Tink It Sorf - Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969-1979 - Strut
Blakk Rasta - Barack Obama Dub Mix - Barack Obama Single - Director
Tricky - C'Mon Baby - Knowle West Boy - Domino
Michna - Do What You Want To Do - Magic Monday - Ghostly International
Shugo Tokumaru - Sanganichi - EXIT - Almost Gold / Startime
Human Highway - I Wish I Knew - Moody Motorcycle - Suicide Squeeze
Mayra Andrade - Comme S'il En Pleuvant - Navega - Sterns
Nico Muhly - Wonders: III. A Complaint Against Thomas Weelkes - Mothertongue - Bedroom Community
Calexico - Falling From Sleeves - Carried To Dust - Quarterstick
Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez - Mostly A Friend - Why Is Bear Billowing - Carpark
The Walkmen - If Only It Were True - You & Me - Gigantic

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Maura on

So earlier this summer my friend Marion had my friend Laura and I as guests when she recorded a special edition of her Not Quite Punk show on Laura and I form the dynamic duo known as The Auras. We teamed up to bring to the world "A Creation Records Story" in which we gush about all things Creation Records related.

Here's a permanent link:

Here's the setlist. Right now "Not Quite Punk: A Creation Story" in between sets by Take and Angel Baby.



The Creation - Biff Bang Pow (1966) - Painter Man - Edsel

The Pooh Sticks - I Know Someone Who Knows Someone Who Knows Allen McGee Quite Well (1988) - Orgasm - 53rd & 3rd

Revolving Paint Dream - Flowers Are in the Sky - Flowers Are in the Sky - Creation 1984

Biff Bang Pow - She’s Got Diamonds in Her Hair (Demo version) - The Acid House Album - Creation 1989

The Times - Heaven Sent Me an Angel - Beat Torture - Creation 1988

Ed Ball - Controversial Girlfriend - Catholic Guilt - Creation 1997

Television Personalities - A Girl Called Charity (1986) - Yes Darling, But Is It Art? - Seed/Fire

Primal Scream - Velocity Girl (1986) - CD86 - Castle

Jesus & Mary Chain - Upside Down - 7″ - Creation 1984

Primal Scream - Shine Like Stars - Screamadelica - Creation 1991

talk talk: we heart creation records…

The Pastels - Baby Honey - Million Tears 12″ - Creation 1984

International Airport - Cyclonic Lanes - Nothing We Can Control - Overcoat 2000

The Boo Radleys - Wish I Was Skinny - Giant Steps - Creation 1993

Weather Prophets - Like Frankie Lyman (1986) - CD86 - Castle

Teenage Fanclub - Ain’t That Enough - Single - Creation 1997

BMX Bandits - I Wanna Fall in Love - Theme Park - Creation 1996

Phil Wilson - Waiting for a Change - 12″ - Creation 1987

Razorcuts - Snowbound (1989) - A is for Alphabet - Matinee

Felt - Rain of Crystal Spires (1986) - Creation Soup Vol. 4 - Creation

Ride - Twisterella - 12″ - Creation 1992

My Bloody Valentine - When You Sleep - Loveless - Creation 1991

Slowdive - Good Day Sunshine - Souvlaki - Creation 1993

bye bye for now…

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Summer Hits

The station's general manager set this up for KSCR's music department. I've added some of the summer favorites at the station. The guy from Sterns Music sent us the Balla et ses Balladins compilation, The Syliphone Years along with the beautiful Mayra Andrade release Navega.

Check this link and listen the KSCR Summer Hits mix.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tuesdays with Luke & A Whole Bunch of LA Events This Week

This week my brother came to the show and helped with the song selection and announcing. He played Brian Eno, The Flaming Lips, James Figurine and an oldies set. I did not let him play Maroon 5. We played some new music at the station and music related to events here in Los Angeles this week. There's a whole bunch going on Friday 8/8/8 alone.

Event Summary:

Tuesday 8/5
Dublab Vision Version & Hecuba at The Silent Movie Theater

Wednesday 8/6
Low End Theory with Daedelus, Matthewdavid, & Leo 123 @ The Airliner

Thursday 8/7
Musicology 204: A Brass Band Odyssey @ The California Plaza
Beat Cypher Collective @ HUBERT H. HUMPHREY MEMORIAL PARK, Pacoima 91331
The Faint @ The Henry Fonda Theatre

Friday 8/8
PooBah Night @ Pasadena Museum of California Art
Platinum Pied Pipers & Mushinah @ The Echoplex
Boredoms & 88 Drums @ the LaBrea Tar Pits
Dr. Dog @ The El Rey Theater

Saturday 8/9
Hit & Run + Little Radio = Hit Stereo @ The Plant, 1214 S.LONG BEACH AVENUE, LA 90221

Sunday 8/10
Part Time Punks w/ Indian Jewelry and Weave @ The Echo

Set List

Brian Eno - This - Another Day on Earth
Four Tet - Ribbons - Ringer

Flaming Lips - Free Radicals - At War with the Mystics

Daedelus - My Beau (feat. Paperboy & Erika Rose) - Love to Make Music To

Carlos Nino and Lil Sci Present What's The Science - What's The Science - Elevation

Mr. Loco - Religious Man - Nacho Libre Soundtrack

Oxford Collapse - The Birthday Wars - Bits

The Beatles - She Came In Through the Bathroom Window - Abbey Road

Roy Orbison - Only the Lonely - The Essential Roy Orbison

Friend & Lover - Reach Out In The Darkness - Jeff's 60's Compilation

Busdriver - Unemployed Black Astronaut (Nobody Remix) - Revisions Revisions

Ras_G - Track 11 - 'I of the Cosmos' Tour CD

Mo/Larengo - Mo/Larengo - Maura + Luke

The Faint - The Geeks Were Right - The Geeks Were Right

Bright Eyes - The Calendar Hung Itself - Fevers and Mirrors

Conor Oberst - Get-Well-Cards - Untitled

James Figurine - All the Way to China - Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake

The Chap - Carlos Walter Wendy Stanley - Mega Breakfast

The Faces - Tug Of War - Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump

Clinic - Corpus Christi - Do It

Ponytail - Beg Waves - Ice Cream Spiritual

No Age - Ripped Knees - Nouns

Au - All My Friends - Verbs

4 Bonjour's Parties - Magpie Will Peck a Hole in My Plaster Cast - Pigments Drift Down to the Brook

Hecuba - Baltimore - Sir

Lackthereof - Chest Pass - Your Anchor

Paul Simon - Obvious Child - Rhythm of the Saints

Grizzly Bear - Little Brother - Friend EP

Gangi - Waiting on the Line - A

Indian Jewelry - Seasonal Economy - Free Gold

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Earthquakes = Funny Radio: 7/29/08 Set List and More

I didn't do a show last week as I was in Seattle visiting family. Music-related highlights included: The Capitol Hill Block Party and spontaneous bowling with George from Terrorbird, Mona from Sub Pop and Megan from KUSF; the books attached to headphones at the Geoff McFettridge installation near the Seattle Art Museum's Sculpture Garden; a visit to the EMPSFM in which I actually took in the exhibits and played with pedals and a sampler; Janet Cardiff's 40 Part Motet installation at the Tacoma Art Museum; and reading more of The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross.

It was cool to come back to KSCR and find in the mail a signed poster from No Age, promo goodies from Dr. Dog (let me know if you'd like tix to their 8/8 show in LA), the new Sebastien Tellier and the arrival at last of this summer's albums by The Silver Jews and The Dutchess & The Duke.

Towards the end of my show this week, as I began to interview guest Marion Hodges, there was a sizable earthquake and luckily for all, I left Karl Hector & the Malcouns on continuous play as we left the building and hung out for a bit before deciding things seemed alright enough to head back. I'm glad things were alright for just about everybody in SoCal despite the size of the quake. Sandra told me she listened to my show under her desk while the house shook.

Marion came by, excited to announce the upcoming monthly club night Hungry Beat that will be taking place at Pehrspace starting in September. Go add them as a friend on MySpace.

Three local shows I'd like to promote are:

Hearts of Palm UK
@ Spaceland 7/30/08, opening for The Virgins & Friendly Fires

Low End Theory @ The Airliner 7/30/08 - Thavius Beck, Ras G, Take, Computer Jay (See below for more info)

Nomo @ Spaceland Sunday 8/03/08
I heart their instrumental album Ghost Rock on Ubiquity. "All the Stars" sounds a bit like Miles Davis's In A Silent Way.

Here's the set list for 7/29/08:

CSS - Give Up - Donkey - Sub Pop
Sebastien Tellier - L'amour et la Violence - Sexuality - Record makers
Nomo - All The Stars - Ghost Rock - Ubiquity
Yo! Majesty - Break Bread - Kryptonite P*ssy EP - Domino
Matmos - Les Folies Francaises - Supreme Balloon - Matador
Doomtree - Gameshow Host - Radio Edits - Doomtree Records
Jovian feat. 10z - Conscience Observer - Solos In Stereo II - Solos

The Duchess and the Duke - I am Just a Ghost - She's the Duchess, He's the Duke - Hardly Art
Silver Jews - My Pillow is the Threshold - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea - Drag City

Vetiver (featuring Vashti Bunyan) - Sleep A Million Years - Thing of the Past - Gnomonsong

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - You Remind Me Of Something - Lie Down In The Light - Drag City

Dr. Dog - Hang On - Fate - Park the Van

Burial - Shell of Light - Untrue - Hyperdub
Flying Lotus - Breathe . Something/Stellar STar - Los Angeles - Warp

Hercules & Love Affair - You Belong - Hercules & Love Affair - Mute

Starting Teeth - xxDone - I Continue In The Nude EP - Creaked

Telepathique - Love and Lust - Last Time on Earth - Urban Jungle

Presto - Pour Another Glass Ftr Blu - State of the Art - Concrete Grooves

Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Sahara Swing - Sahara Swing - Now Again


(Marion's set)
Fire Engines - Hungry Beat - Hungry Beat - Acute
Big Flame - Why Popstars Can't Dance - CD86

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - My Man is a Mean Man - Naturally - Daptone

Otis Redding - Satisfaction (I Can't Get No) - Otis!

More on the beat spectacular at Low End tonight:

On Wednesday, July 30th, Low End Theory is back to the beats, highlighting some of the brightest stars from the L.A. beat scene. First off we have birthday boy and general monolith Thavius Beck, who will be debuting a slew of his newest beat creations. We will also feature sets by Poo-Bah mainstays Ras G and Take, plus your favorite Atari twiddler Computer Jay. Truly, this line-up exemplifies what Low End Theory is about. All residents on deck (yes, D-Styles is back from Hong Kong). We're also back inside this week, so early arrival is highly suggested for this special event:

[Lab Waste]
He started as a saxophonist/bassist with a sampler, who later morphed into the beatmaking behemoth that sits before your monitor. Ten years, two groups, and ten solo records later (as well as production for Saul Williams, Busdriver, Subtitle, various film scores and remixes), and Thavius Beck has become de rigeur listening for electronic music fans worldwide. Happy birthday holmes!

[The Afrikan Space Program]
With a handful of records, some blunts and an MPC, this L.A. producer has been making beats for five years now and has released a handful of EPs on the Poo-Bah label. With dub heavy bass and dusty synth beats, Ras G is a Low End favorite and we can't wait for him to bring the noise.

Take makes music that makes love. His intricate melodies are hugged by warm bass shaking tingling textures from kissing trees. He is foraging a brand of deeply listenable instrumental hip-hop. Hypnotic, psychedelic, laidback -- in other words, thoroughly West Coast.

[Version 2.0]
Computer Jay was born in the late 70s with some complications. Fortunately It was a time when technology was being developed at an expediant rate, and several experiments were taking place on infants. The result: the beat maestro/cyborg known as Computer Jay. It's on like Tron!

Screening in the movie lounge:

Low End Theory goes down every Wednesday
@ The Airliner, 2419 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031
18+ | $10 guests, $5 members | 10PM-2AM | Fully stocked bar

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Set List: Tuesdays with Maura 7/15/08

This week I played some things we added this week at KSCR. I also promoted the Tonalism show taking place in LA this Saturday 7/19 at the Santa Monica Pier from 7:30 pm til dawn.

The album I'm most excited about adding is Sahara Swing by Karl Hector & The Malcouns on Now and Again. 4 Bonjour Parties reminds me of Sugarplant, but with horns. KSCR's new hip hop director Duane added Presto and the Cool Kids. The Daedelus track is my new summer jam. Leila's "Norwegian Wood" is my new slow jam. I put Spiritualized and Destroyer together in the set and thought of OwleyPatrol.

I've been talking up some excellent future guests, so that's something to look forward to. Here's the set list:

Junior Boys - Like A Child (Carl Craig Remix) - Fabric 34: Ellen Allien - Fabric67 Radio
Twine - Violets - Violets - Ghostly International
4 Bonjour's Parties - Magpie Will Peck a Hole in My Plaster Cast - Pigments Drift Down to the Brook - Mush
Sigur Ros - Straumnes - Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust - XL Recordings
Leila - Mollie - Blood, Looms and Blooms - Warp
Styrofoam - Final Offer - A Thousand Words - Nettwerk
Daedelus - Fair Weather Friends - Love to Make Music To - NinjaTune
Hercules & Love Affair - Hercules' Theme - Hercules & Love Affair - Mute
A Number of Names - Sharevari (instrumental) - Disco Not Disco - Strut
Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Sahara Swing - Sahara Swing - Now Again
The Hold Steady - Constructive Summer - Stay Posative - Vagrant
¡Forward, Russia! - A Prospector Can Dream - Life Processes - Mute
The Dandy Warhols - And Then I Dreamt of Yes - Earth to the Dandy Warhols - Beat the World Records
The Shys - Spanish Village by the Sea - You'll Never Understand This Band The Way That I Do - Aeronaut Records
Alice Coltrane - I Want to See You - A Monastic Trio - Impulse!
Presto - What's What Ftr Fatlip & Kim Hill - State of the Art - Concrete Grooves
Jackson Conti - Tijuca Man - Sujinho - Mochilla
Cool Kids - What Up Man - The Bake Sale - Chocolate Industries
Kail - Wendy - True Hollywood Squares - Alpha Pup
Kudu - Playing House [Ling Ling Remix] - Back For More: A Remix Collection - Nublu
James Pants - Finger On The Knife - Welcome - Stones Throw
Spiritualized - Sweet Talk - Songs In A & E - Fontana Universal
Destroyer - Foam Hands - Trouble in Dreams - Merge
Matthew Dear - Sound & Vision - Life Beyond Mars: Bowie Covered - Rapster Records
Leila - Norwegian Wood - Blood, Looms and Blooms - Warp
Nobody presents Blank Blue - Up - Western Water Music Vol. II - Ubiquity
Sally Shapiro - Find My Ghost [Dntel Remix] - Remix Romance Vol. 2 - Paper Bag Records
Beck - Orphans - Modern Guilt - Geffen / Interscope
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra - Phaedra - Virgin Records

Go to this 'cause I can't.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Set List 07/08/08

This week I promoted Hearts of Palm UK's show at The Echo here in Los Angeles on Wednesday 07/09. I also played something off the fabulous new Daedelus LP Love to Make Music To. If you're in LA this Saturday, don't miss the record release party. Also, I celebrated 20 years of Sub Pop by playing a bunch of stuff they've released recently and in years past, too.

Here's the set list. Hopefully next week I'll have a guest.

Nomo - Ghost Rock - Ghost Rock - Ubiquity
Daedelus - My Beau (feat. Paperboy & Erika Rose) - Love to Make Music To - NinjaTune
Flying Lotus - Auntie's Lock/Infinitum (Featuring Laura Darlington) - Los Angeles - Warp
No Age - Teen Creeps - Nouns - Sub Pop
Sebadoh - Happily Divided - Bubble & Scrape Reissue - Domino / Sub Pop
Mudhoney - And the Shimmering Light - The Lucky Ones - Sub Pop
Wolf Parade - California Dreamer - At Mount Zoomer - Sub Pop
Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood - Fleet Foxes - Sub Pop
Beachwood Sparks - Ponce de Leon Blues - Make the Cowboy Robots Cry EP - Sub Pop
The Postal Service - Suddenly Everything Has Changed - District Sleeps Alone Tonight Single - Sub Pop
Low - Remember - A Lifetime of Temporary Relief - Chairkickers
Constantines - St. You - Constantines - Sub Pop
All Night Radio - All Night Radio - Spirit Stereo Frequency - Subpop
Hearts of Palm UK - Goodbye - For Life - Hypnote Recording Concern
CB Radio - Muevete - Solos in Stereo II - Solos
The Chap - Proper Rock - Mega Breakfast - Ghostly International
Heartbreak - Loving the Alien - Life Beyond Mars: Bowie Covered - Rapster Records
Health Triceratops (Acid Girls Rmx A) - Health//Disco - Lovepump United
Portishead - Machine Gun - Third - Island
Hearts of Palm UK - More Than This - For Life - Hypnote Recording Concern
The Little Ones - O-A (There's A Sun) - Terry Tales & Fallen Gates - Branches Recording Collective
Panda Bear - Bros - Person Pitch - Paw Tracks

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Set List July 01, 2008

Sian Alliance Group – Days of Grace III – 59.59
Neu! – Wave Naturelle – Neu! 4
Flying Lotus – Breathe. Something/Stellar Star - Los Angeles
Ras_G – Track 11 – “I of Cosmos” Tour CD
Yo! Majesty – Break Bread – Kryptonite P*ssy EP
Daedelus – Put A Spell – Live at Low End Theory
Dibia$e – The Bad – Mr. Dibia$e MySpace
Nina Simone – I Can’t See Nobody – To Love Somebody
Jackson Conti – Papala – Sujinho
The Wedding Present live at KSCR recorded 06/27/08
The Wedding Present – The Best Thing I Like About Him Is His Girlfriend – El Rey
Sebadoh – Two Years, Two Days – Bubble & Scrape Reissue
Bonnie Prince Billy – You Want That Picture - Lie Down in the Light
Bonnie Prince Billy – You Remind Me of Something - Lie Down in the Light
Dr. Dog – My Friend – Fate
Frightened Rabbit – Old Old Fashioned – The Midnight Organ Fight
Lykke Li – Everybody But Me (diskJokke Remix) – Little Bit Remixes
SJ Esau – Depth Perception Lack – Small Vessel
Herman Dune – Your Name My Game – 1-2-3 Apple Tree
Ify Jerry Crusade – Everybody Likes Something Good – Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump
Galaxie 500 – Fourth of July – This Is Our Music

Check out the KSCR database to see what we've added this week. You can also browse by release date and pick a genre or browse them all at once. This comes in handy when making requests via IM during shows. Screen name = kscrlive.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Wedding Present on Tuesdays with Maura

So last Friday David Gedge and Terry de Castro from the Wedding Present came by KSCR and I recorded a little interview and they played a few songs. They've got a new album out and will be touring soon. When I was seventeen Ben Knight made me this tape that had Bizarro on one side and Poem of the River by Felt on the other side (both albums feature kick ass long instrumental sections on certain songs) and it was a staple when I used to drive around in high school and marvel about the world. Olivia shared my Wedding Present enthusiasm in those days and it was awesome to have her be part of the interview, too.

I'll be airing the interview/performance this Tuesday July 1st during my show which is broadcast live on the interweb on from 10am-12pm PST. If you can't tune in then, try this.

I'll also be playing selections from the new Dr. Dog and Silver Jews plus some stuff the folks at Social Registry sent, among other things.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Set List: Tuesdays with Maura 6/24/08

my first show of the summer:

Nomo – All the Stars – Ghost Rock – Ubiquity
Lykke Li – Dance, Dance, Dance – Little Bit EP
Seun Kuti – Fire Dance – Seun Kuti & Fela’s Egypt 80
The Chap – I Saw Them – Mega Breakfast
Hercules & Love Affair – Iris - Hercules & Love Affair
CocoRosie – God Has a Voice and She Speaks through Me – Single
Daedelus – Make It So – Make It So EP
Four Tet – Wing Body Wing – Ringer EP
Sigur Ros – Gobbledyguk – Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endelaust
The Wedding Present – I lost the Monkey – El Rey
Portishead – The Rip – Third
Mia Doi Todd – Old World New World – GEA
Vetiver – Hurry On Sunshine – Thing of the Past
The Last Shadow Puppets – My Mistakes Were made For You – The Age of Understatement
Odd Nosdam – Dayvan Cowboy – Pretty Swell Explode
Nobody presents Blank Blue – Up – Western Water Music vol II
Sonantes – Miopia – Sonantes
Jackson Conti – Brasilian Sugar – Sujinho
Adem – Tears Are In Your Eyes – Takes
The Minor Canon – A False Start – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Spiritualized – Soul on Fire – Single Edit
Indian Jewelry – Seventh Heaven – Free Gold
Effie Briest – Long Shadow – 7”
Lucky Dragons – Desert Rose – Dream Island Laughing Landscape
The Notwist – Good Lies – The Devil, You & Me
Cineplexx – De Picnic Sin Mi – Picnic
Tickley Feather – Lookout What’s Next – S/T
Twine – Endomie - Violets

Friday, May 23, 2008

Some Kid on KXLU Just Made My Day

omg! i pushed the button in the car for KXLU and this kid james was back-announcing and he said he played Curtis Brunk with "Speed Heals."

WHA??? i thought to myself and called the station as he ended the air break.

…when i was in high school i hoped to combine my mother's dream of me getting a scholarship to college with my dream of starting an indie label with a plan of releasing a comp and then writing about it for my college application essay. plus it would give me an excuse to write to my favorite bands and see if they'd be on the comp. i was really into writing letters to strangers at the time…

i will fill in more of this story later, but let's just say my efforts at starting a label resulted in my orchestrating the "mass production" of Curtis Brunk 7"s in 1995 before my mother forbade me from continuing the pursuit for fear of being sued on account of the samples on it. I think I had 300 made, the minimum at the pressing place in Nashville, 25 of which had handprinted covers by Slater Bradley, one of which ended up hand delivered to KXLU and probably got played a total of 10 times, including the times i played it on my own shows there, some of which ended up at No Life Records on Santa Monica Blvd. with a homemade display that read "check me out", and most of which ended up being thrown in the garbage by me when my mom moved in 1998...

i asked the KXLU dj if the song had been a request and the kid said he'd bought it at amoeba for 50 cents recently and liked it and brought it to the station to play. awesomeness! this is what's so rad about KXLU. and record collecting.