Thursday, May 29, 2008

Moths Don't Get Stuck In Baths

Roy explains why everything Moss invents is worthless.

From The IT Crowd, another fantastic Britcom currently in production (youtube it!). You may recognize Moss (actor Richard Ayoade) from Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and/or The Mighty Boosh (also good shows). There is talk of an American version a la The Office or (less successfully) Coupling. So we shall see about that, I suppose!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Playlist and Podcast for May 27, 2008

So here's this week's show! As always, an mp3 podcast of the entire show can be found here. Enjoy!

William Shatner - Common People
Air Traffic - Charlotte
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Susie Q
The Go-Go's - We Got The Beat
LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations
The Dandy Warhols - All The Money Or The Simple Life Honey
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Love Burns
Devo - Whip It
Keller Williams - Love Handles
New Order - Blue Monday
Silversun Pickups - Comeback Kid
Josie Cotton - Johnny, Are You Queer?
Meat Puppets - Lake Of Fire
Spirit - I Got A Line On You
Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Liam Lynch - My United States Of Whatever
Louis XIV - Paper Doll
Shipwreck - Alias
The Fratellis - Got Ma Nuts From A Hippy
Gary Numan - Cars
The Gories - Charm Bag
The Kinks - You Really Got Me
Extreme - Play With Me
Material Issue - Valerie Loves Me
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell
The 1900s - You're Supposed To Be My Friend
Prototypes - Je Ne Te Connais Pas
Beck - Loser
Cities and Thrones - Conduct Unbecoming
The Clash - Rock The Casbah
The Raveonettes - Love In A Trashcan
The Living Blue - Conquistador

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Taking Retro To Its Logical Conclusion

Because the past is in right now.

I love Vince's horrified look at the end when Howard mentions pencil cases!

From The Mighty Boosh, one of the weirdest and most awesome current television series.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Playlist and Podcast for May 20, 2008

So here's the playlist. As always, a link to download the complete show can be found here. You can find the complete playlist below. Enjoy!

The Dresden Dolls - Coin-Operated Boy
Theory of Everything - Hug A Republican
The Gories - Hey Hey We're The Gories
Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
Klee - Gold
Johnny Cash - The Long Black Veil
The White Stripes - Death Letter
Airiel - Thrown Idols
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
The Dandy Warhols - Get Off
The Orange Peels - Long Cold Summer
Matt Costa - Astair
Los Dos Bros - Out On A Limb
Okkervil River - Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
The Apples In Stereo - Energy
Elsinore - Vampire In My Town
Jim Noir - Don't You Worry
Ollabelle - Soul Of A Man
Black Lips - Veni Vidi Vici
The Ventures - Walk Don't Run
Death Cab For Cutie - Soul Meets Body
The Elanors - Trips
Andrew Bird - Imitosis
The Vertebrats - Left In The Dark
Electric Six - Gay Bar
Gang Of Four - Natural's Not In It
Blondie - Rapture
The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
The Blackouts - Gotta Go Somewhere Else

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Hippy Horse-Jesus Connection...

Apparently they're a team...

I love the HAIR parody. Brilliant! (This is from the short-lived BBC comedy series "Hippies".)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

May 13 Show Available For Download

I think this was a pretty good show, overall. Animal Sounds (the show right before mine) went way over into my show, so Indiesomnia doesn't start on this recording until 3:23. If that matters at all. Since I've mastered the html hyperlink, you don't have to copy/paste anymore into your browser to get it--simply click here, follow their download link, and the internet/s should do the rest! :)

Promoter's Ordinance Update

Good news! There was an amazing outpouring against the Chicago Promoter's Ordinance (which was to be voted on tomorrow) by people who support our local music scene. As a result, the Ordinance (at least as-worded) has been tabled, and the vote will not take place tomorrow. More can be read about the whole situation here.

Good work! But we should still all keep an eye open to make sure a future incarnation of the ordinance won't be as crippling to local music as the last one was.

Playlist for May 13, 2008

Mission of Burma - That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate
Devo - Through With Being Cool
Buffalo Springfield - Go And Say Goodbye
Of Montreal - Disconnect The Dots
Headlights - Cherry Tulips
Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died
King Missile - Detachable Penis
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Keller Williams - Kidney In A Cooler
Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen
Louis XIV - God Killed The Queen
D-Day - Too Young To Date
Bloc Party - Banquet
The Doors - Break On Through (To The Other Side)
MOFRO - DirtFloorCracker
Cake - Love You Madly
Andrew Bird - Measuring Cups
Kaiser Chiefs - Oh My God
MC5 - Looking At You
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone
Sublime - Caress Me Down
The Yardbirds - I'm Not Talking
The Blackouts - No Tomorrow
Michele Ari - 85th and Nowhere
The Who - Who Are You
Eels - Novocaine For The Soul
Iggy and the Stooges - 1969
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Dead Milkmen - Bitchin' Camaro
Blind Faith - Can't Find My Way Home
The Clash - Rudie Can't Fail

Monday, May 12, 2008

Local Music and the Promoter's Ordinance

So normally I don't deal with politics in my blog or on my show. But on this particular occasion, it's a matter of some concern.

This Wednesday (May 14), the Chicago City Council will have the chance to approve an ordinance that could deal a serious blow to Chicago's creative community (music, arts, theatre, culture at large). Bad news.

Some of the implications of this ordinance include:

- Any event promoter must have a license from the city of Chicago and liability insurance of $300,000.

- The definition of "event promoter" is loosely defined, meaning it could apply to a band, singer, or visiting theater company.

- An event promoter must be licensed and will pay $500 to $2,000, depending on expected audience size.

- Applicants for a license must be over 21, have fingerprints taken, submit a background check and more.

- Smaller venues are targeted, as venues with 500 or more permanent seats are exempt.

- Police must be notified at least seven days prior to an event.

You can read more about it on my good friend Frank's LOCAL MUSIC BLOG, Windy City Rock, by clicking the WINDY CITY ROCK link on the right-hand side of the page, or by going here.

Please sign your name and add your comments opposing the Promoter's Ordinance to the petition here.

Help to save our city's Local Music Community!

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Bernard's Letter (Black Books):

...also one of the best uses I've ever seen of a Classical piece (opening of Beethoven's 1st Symphony) in film/television.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Little Girl

Hugh Laurie is awesome. Seriously. This is a song from the British sketch comedy show "A Bit of Fry and Laurie"--Enjoy!

I especially like his creepy little moustache!

May 6 Show Available For Download

Here's the link, you know the drill. Copy/paste into your browser, and follow their instructions.


Playlist for May 6, 2008

The Dirtbombs - Chains of Love
Jefferson Airplane - Chauffeur Blues
Wolf Parade - Shine A Light
Andrew Bird - Skin Is, My
Cake - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Eric Burdon & WAR - Spill The Wine
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground
Talking Heads - Sugar On My Tongue
T.Rex - Mambo Sun
The Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away
Sufjan Stevens - Dear Mr. Supercomputer
IAMX - Sailor
Ben Folds Five - One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces
Louis XIV - The Grand Apartment
Sweetwater - Compared To What?
Presidents of the United States of America - Love Everybody
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - Top Of The World
The Fratellis - Flathead
The Hollies - Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peek-A-Boo
The Beauty Shop - Babyshaker
Man Man - Black Mission Goggles
Modest Mouse - Float On
Art Brut - Good Weekend
? and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
Razorlight - Golden Touch
Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing
Cities & Thrones - A Most Dangerous Game
Grateful Dead - Althea
The Kinks - There's Nothing In This World Can Stop Me Worrying 'Bout That Girl
Wilco - Poor Places

One Track Lover

This just happens to be one of the finest parodies of the 80s music video that's ever been made. Matt Berry plays actor Todd Rivers as Dr. Lucien Sanchez...singing a song. On Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. Enjoy!

PS~I love love LOVE Richard Ayoade (he's the clumsy rapping bartender at the end of the video sequence)!

Monday, May 5, 2008


So here's the deal with requests for the show. I am more than happy to play them for you, but you have to give me time to track the songs down.

If there's something you want to hear, email me during the week at, or phone the studio during my show (4-6 am Tuesday mornings, Central time), and ONLY during my show, at 773.702.8424. I can usually find a copy of the song by the time next week's show rolls around, and play it for you at that time. And that's the name of that tune.

Love and Kisses,

OMG Showz!!!

Here are some shows you should most definitely check out...

Fri May 9 - The Kills at the Metro
Fri May 9 - Presidents of the USA at the Abbey Pub
Sat May 17 - Cake and Andrew Bird (part of U of C's Summer Breeze Music Festival)
Thurs May 22 - Headlights at Schubas

Tues June 3 - Elsinore at the Double Door
Thurs June 19 - The Beauty Shop at Beat Kitchen