Musical Thingarium 08.22.19

A decorative array of sounds. 1 Paul and Storm – If They Might Be Giants Were the Ice Cream Man 2 The Paranoid Style – A Goddamn Impossible Way of Live 3 rogov – She’s a Tangerine 4 Julie Delpy and Nouvelle Vague – Lalala 5 Maude Audet – Nos levres retournees 6 New Pornographers […]

Musical Thingarium 05.16.19

All 1991 show 1 The Cramps – Dames, Booze, Chains, and Boots 2 Sultans of Ping FC – Where’s Me Jumper? 3 Thee Headcoats – Something Went Wrong Again 4 Moe Tucker – Too Shy 5 Scamps – Play Man 6 Batmobile – S.P.O.C.K. 7 The Magnetic Fields – 100,000 Fireflies 8 They Might Be […]

Musical Thingarium 05.09.19

A feelgood journey without a map 1 Gorse – I Like A Pasty, Do You 2 The Lemons – Mama’s Coming Back 3 Deep Freeze Mice – Peter Smith is a Banana 4 Would-Be-Goods – The Camera Loves Me 5 Auni – The Pea Song 6 Poopiehead – P-Day 7 Too Much – Silex Pistols […]

Musical Thingarium 02.28.19

Cold weather music 1 The Focus Group – Icicle Wheel 2 Beach Bunny – February 3 Fun With Atoms – Ice and Snow 4 King Missile – Frightened and Freezing 5 The Pipettes – A Winter’s Sky 6 Pixies – Winterlong 7 Modern English – After the Snow 8 Matt Pond PA – Snow Day […]

Musical Thingarium 02.14.19

Songs for Valentines Day 1 Slim Gaillard – When Banana Skins Are Falling 2 They Might Be Giants – I Love You For Psychological Reasons 3 The Monochrome Set – The Mating Game 3 Zoey Van Goey – You Told The Drunks I Knew Karate 4 Dot Wiggin Band – My Cutie 5 The Magnetic […]

Musical Thingarium 01.31.19

All the tracks I never got around to playing before in one big broadcast 1 The Runaways – Second Main Titles Sequence 2 The Magnetic Fields = ’78: The Blizzard of ’78 3 Dot Wiggin Band – My Favorite Record 4 They Might Be Giants – Door to Door Minotaur 5 The Residents – Easter […]

Musical Thingarium 08.17.17

Reclaiming 2017 from the forces of darkness! 1 Ballygunge by The Bombay Royale 2 To Know Your Mission by Jens Lekman 3 Night Song by The Lemon Twigs 4 69: Judy Garland by The Magnetic Fields 5 Streets and Stories by Part-Time Friends 6 Squeak N Squawk by The Primitives 7 Just Like That by Girl Ray 8 90210 by Dent May 9 If You Ain’t Mine by Coco Hames 10 Never Ever by Caro Emerald 11 Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me) by Sparks 12 Being Special by Sophia […]

Musical Thingarium 04.13.17

New music, vinyl, crazy instrumentals, and more weirdness!   1 I Am A Camera 12 inch mix by The Buggles 2 Long Time Coming by Coco Hames 3 Reflectors by Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble 4 Silent Movie Susie by The Big Moon 5 Grifting by Timber Timbre 6 Man Done Wrong by Valerie June 7 […]

Bonus Radio: This But Not This 03.23.17

1 Lady Godiva by Boney M 2 The Rot Sets In by Exmagician 3 Twilight Cafe by Bis 4 Trouble by Girl Ray 5 Please Let’s Go Away by Trementina 6 Do The Void by Crocodiles 7 Flip Flip Flip by SKATER 8 We Get Back by Knox Hamilton 9 Face In The  Moon by […]

Musical Thingarium 02.14.17

Happy Valentines Day! 1 Ich Liebe Dich by Mick Harvey and Andrea Schroeder 2 Inside Out and Upside Down by The Cramps 3 She’s the One by The Ramones 4 Now That I Have You I’m Bored by Corner Laughers 5 Skinhead Love Affair by Bad Manners 6 The Punks Are Writing Love Songs by […]

Stephen Merritt: The Scrabble Interview

Stephen Merritt: The Scrabble Interview

Last year when Magnetic Fields guy Stephen Merritt and New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast’s book 101 Two-Letter Words (Amazon, iBooks, Powell’s), which aside from being entertaining is also meant to be helpful if you play Scrabble, came out, I had the opportunity to interview Merritt by phone. As it turned out, the poor guy had […]