Friday, August 15, 2014
After a long winter's nap, this podcast has re-emerged, just in time for summer to be over. And what better way to say goodbye to summer than with an episode dedicated entirely to the effect of surf music on punk, post punk, new wave, etc.? According to all my books on saying goodbye to summer, nothing.
It should come as no surprise that Blondie, the Ramones, and the Cramps - bands with such a heavy early 60s influence already - might incorporate some of the classic surf sound into their music but what about people like the Love & Rockets, Sisters of Mercy, and 45 Grave? Only one way to find out, just click on the link below and listen to my show. Well, there are actually plenty of ways to find out but I still recommend listening to the show:
Surf Influence on Post Punk
Sunday, November 24, 2013
In the spirit of giving thanks this holiday season, I thank food for being so edible. And I thank music for helping motivate me to exercise. You'd think that the fear of obesity and all the subsequent health problems that can come from obesity would be all the motivation I need but it's not. Music is the only thing that makes exercise worthwhile. And this episode of Post Punk For Post Punks is dedicated specifically to the music most worthwhile to make exercise worthwhile.
Happy Thanksgiving and if you want to download the show by clicking on the link below, happy downloading. If not, well then to hell with ya.
Post Punk Workout Mix Tape
Oh yeah and I mentioned during the show that an old episode of mine works pretty well for this purpose as well. If you're interested or just don't believe me, check this one out too:
Old Show Dedicated to the Story of Punk
Friday, November 1, 2013
It seemed appropriate on this day to honor the dead, in Mexico at least, I feature the works of one of post punk's greatest, most genre-defining, influential, imaginative, inventive, probably-some-more-words-that-start-with-I, guitar players. In less than 10 years' time, John McGeoch was a major part of Magazine (which he co-founded with Howard Devoto), Visage, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Armoury Show, Public Image Ltd. and even contributed to Skids, Generation X, and a solo album from Ken Lockie. He is the ultimate post punk....I don't actually know what to call him, really. Because there's just no one else like him.
So in deep appreciation of his many accomplishments, I present this show as an offering to you and his memory:
Tribute to John McGeoch
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Yes, that's right. Halloween is almost here and what better type of music to celebrate with? Post punk has given us some of the spooookiest jams ever and I believe it to be the official soundtrack for the holiday of Halloween. And tonight's show was my unofficial soundtrack for the official soundtrack of Halloween.
Just follow the link below to download the show make things officially unofficially official. And have a happy Halloween while you're at it!
Monday, October 7, 2013
One of the truly great producers of the post-punk era, one who would help evolve the genre and evolve himself into someone who continues to be one of the big names in mainstream music. He’s worked with many of our most beloved acts – Siouxsie and the Banshees, XTC, Peter Gabriel, Psychedelic Furs, U2, Simple Minds, the Chameleons, Big Country, the Pogues, Morrissey – to name only a few. Although I guess that was more than a few. So tonight’s show featured all songs he has produced by these beloved bands and hopefully that means it will be beloved by you as well.
Follow the link below for some more beloving:
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The name says it all. Tonight's show featured songs that feel somewhat within the confines of our beloved post punk/new wave sound but far outside of the confines of what we might be consider cool. And I don't been "cool" in an ironic cool way, as evidenced by the air quotes. But then again I wonder if by acknowledging that very thing, I am in fact being ironic by claiming that I do not appreciate any of this music ironically. Truth be told, it is all pretty lame. But yet still good. Just ike the song says, "It's Hip to be Square" except that song really is lame. But not lame in a lame-but-good kind of way like these other songs are, nor is it, I believe, ironic-lame-but-good at this point. However, check back with me in a few minutes because this is all very subject to change.
Nonetheless, I maintain that all 20-something songs I played tonight were pretty embarrassing for me to like let along play on a radio show. To find out just how many skeletons are buried in my closet, follow the link bellow:
Friday, September 20, 2013
Another trip back to the Pirate Cat Radio days, which was a trip back to the 1970s, chronicling the power pop scenes in both the US and UK. It's actually one of my favorite shows that I've ever done. On this podcast or even counting all the television sitcoms I've been on, which admittedly isn't any but still.
Download it via link below:
US and UK Power Pop - Original PCR Broadcast 5/4/09