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Radio Playlists

Radio Cure Semester 3 Week 6: Gold Soundz
1. Hanz Zimmer – …To Die For
2. Best Coast – Sun Was High (So Was I)
3. Phoenix – Too Young
4. Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
5. Beach House – Tokyo Witch
6. Pixies – Caribou
7. Gorillaz – Empire Ants [feat. Little Dragon]
8. Gang Gang Dance – House Jam
9. The Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
10. The Streets – Has it Come to This
11. Public Enemy – Fight the Power
12. Eric B. & Rakim – Don’t Sweat the Technique
13. Gonjasufi – Klowds
14. Flying Lotus – Testament [feat. Gonjasufi]
15. Bob Marley – Exodus
16. Xiu Xiu – I Luv the Valley OH
17. Gil Scott-Heron – Where Did the Night Go
18. Bjork – Isobel
19. Jawbox – Reel
20. Fugazi – Burning Too
21. Dinosaur Jr. – Freak Scene
22. Spiritualized – Electricity
23. The Radio Dept. – This Time Around
24. Luna – This Time Around
25. The Jesus and Mary Chain – Sometimes Always
26. Guided by Voices – A Big Fan of the Pigpen
27. Elliott Smith – Somebody That I Used to Know
28. Pavement – Gold Soundz
My radio show, Radio Cure, airs on Saturdays from 10 PM to 12 AM EST through George Washington University Radio, WRGW. It can be streamed at gwradio.com through programs like iTunes. I keep the vast majority of the playlists here for your viewing pleasure. Enyoi.
Radio Cure Semester 3 Week 5: Endless Summer
Great show last night! Our theme was beach-pop, and we played a ton of great stuff, old and new. Plus, we got six or seven requests. I love that. Keep them coming every week and we will respond to them. Thanks to all who listened in!
1. Girls – Lust for Life
2. Animal Collective – What Would I Want? Sky
3. Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks
4. Surfer Blood – Swim
5. Kurt Vile – Freeway
6. Best Coast – When I’m With You
7. The Radio Dept. – Heaven’s on Fire
8. Neon Indian – Terminally Chill
9. Washed Out – Feel it All Around
10. Neon Indian – Deadbeat Summer
11. Brian Wilson – Good Vibrations
12. Delorean – Seasun
13. jj – Things Will Never Be the Same Again
14. Broken Social Scene – World Sick
15. Mew – Hawaii
16. The Mamas & the Papas – California Dreamin’
17. Beach House – You Came to Me
18. The Trashmen – Surfin’ Bird
19. Grizzly Bear – Knife
20. Real Estate – Beach Comber
21. Ducktails – Apple Walk
22. Julian Lynch – Droplet on a Hot Stone
23. Atlas Sound – Activation
24. Best Coast – Something in the Way
25. Beach House – Take Care
26. The Morning Benders – Excuses
Radio Cure Semester 3 Week 4: Sittin’ on the Couch Watchin’ One of Them American Pie Movies With All the Tits
1. Broken Social Scene – World Sick
2. Sonic Youth – Walkin’ Blue
3. Grizzly Bear – While You Wait For the Others
4. Interpol – Say Hello to Angels
5. UNKLE – Unreal
6. Gorillaz – Tomorrow Comes Today
7. Smashing Pumpkins – Pug
8. Four-Tet – Plastic People
9. Gil Scott-Heron – Me And the Devil
10. Erykah Badu – Jump Up in the Air (And Stay There)
11. The Knife – Heartbeats (Live)
12. Crystal Castles – Untrust Us
13. La Roux – Bulletproof
14. The Morning Benders – Excuses
15. Best Coast – This is Real
16. Surfer Blood – Swim
17. Devo – Uncontrollable Urge
18. The Buzzcocks – Everybody’s Happy Nowadays
19. X – Sex and Dying in High Society
20. Soundgarden – Let Me Drown
21. Hole – Doll Parts
22. Jane’s Addiction – Idiots Rule
23. Balkans – Georgeanne
24. The Strokes – Barely Legal
25. Yo La Tengo – Sugarcube
Radio Cure Semester 3 Week 3:
1. Harry Belafonte – Jump in the Line
2. The Exploding Hearts – I’m a Pretender
3. Screaming Trees – Winter Song
4. Phoenix – Lisztomania
5. Modest Mouse – Gravity Rides Everything
6. Primal Scream – Slip Inside This House
7. Four Tet – Angel Echoes
8. Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul
9. Gorillaz – Stylo
10. Dam-Funk – 10 West
11. Washed Out – Feel it All Around
12. Beach House – You Came to Me
13. jj – You Know
14. Cocteau Twins – Sugar Hiccup
15. Taken By Trees – Anna
16. Lush – Lovelife
17. My Bloody Valentine – Only Shallow
18. Smashing Pumpkins – Once Upon a Time
19. Harvey Danger – Flagpole Sitta
20. The Radio Dept. – Heaven’s On Fire
21. Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
22. Real Estate – Snow
23. Galaxie 500 – Snowstorm
24. Insides – Darling Effect
25. Pavement – Summer Babe [Winter Version]

Radio Cure Semester 3 Week 2: Don’t Fight It, Feel It

1. Neil Young – Cinnamon Girl

2. The Kinks – Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy

3. The Troggs – Wild Thing

4. Bob Marley – Is This Love

5. Arcade Fire – Haiti

6. Beach House – 10 Mile Stereo

7. jj – And Now

8. Soundgarden – Hands All Over

9. Nirvana – Aneurysm

10. Jawbox – Savory

11. Portishead – It Could Be Sweet

12. The Knife – Heartbeats

13. Earwig – Sickhair

14. Cocteau Twins – Orange Appled

15. My Bloody Valentine – Blown a Wish

16. Primal Scream – Don’t Fight It, Feel It

17. Autechre – Cichli

18. The Field – Over The Ice

19. Boards of Canada – Skyliner

20. Yeasayer – O.N.E.

21. A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Passionate Introverts

22. Susumu Yokota – Blue Sky and Yellow Sunflower

23. Volcano Choir – Island, IS

Radio Cure Semester 3 Week 1: Hanging on a Star

1.  Wilco – Radio Cure

2. Devo – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

3. Feist – I Feel it All

4. Jay Reatard – Nightmares

5. jj – Things Will Never Be the Same Again

6. Happy End – Kurayamizaka Musasabi Henka

7. Cocteau Twins – Aikea-Guinea

8. Beach House – Used to Be

9. Real Estate – Beach Comber

01. Fever Ray – When I Grow Up

11. Burial – Archangel

12. Jawbox – FF=66

13. Unwound – Off This Century

14. Kurt Vile – Blackberry Song

15. Bjork – Aurora

16. M.I.A. – The Turn

17. The xx – VCR

18. Gang Gang Dance – House Jam

19. Tricky – Aftermath

20. Dizzee Rascal – Do It!

21. Burial – In McDonalds

22. Kurt Vile – I Wanted Everything

23. Nick Drake – Hanging on a Star

24. Beck – Jackass

25. PJ Harvey – A Place Called Home

26. The Knife / Mt. Sims / Planningtorock – The Colouring of Pigeons

PICKING UP WITH SEMESTER 3…

Radio Cure Semester 2 Week 9: New Grass

This week’s playlist was literally off the hook. We had a request storm, and I ended up playing the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Stooges, Deadmau5 and Neil Young. Thanks for calling in everyone, and as always you are more than welcome to call in every show so we can have the same type of great experience as this week. I also played some more autumn themed music (Feist, Galaxie 500, Yo La Tengo), got the Led out, and got the Stripes out TWICE (we need a better term for getting one’s daily dose of White Stripes).

1. Polaris – Hey Sandy

2. The White Stripes – Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground

3. Julian Casablancas – 11th Dimention

4. Jimi Hendrix – Manic Depression

5. George Harrison – Apple Scruffs

6. Feist – Mushaboom

7. The Stooges – Down on the Street

8. Pixies – Where is My Mind?

9. Galaxie 500 – Blue Thunder

10. Violent Femmes – Add it Up

11. J Dilla – Anti-American Graffiti

12. Led Zeppelin – Friends

13. Yeasayer – Ambling Alp

14. M.I.A. – Big Branch

15. Deadmau5 – Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff

16. Wu-Tang Clan – Shame on a Nigga

17. R.E.M. – Stand

18. Beck – Jack-Ass

19. Backini – Where R U

20. The National – Mr. November

21. Yo La Tengo – Autumn Sweater

22. Nirvana – School

23. Kurt Vile – My Best Friends (Don’t Even Pass This)

24. Akron/Family – Afford

25. The White Stripes – Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine

26. Unwound – Demons Sing Love Songs

27. Talk Talk – New Grass

28. Neil Young – Mellow My Mind

29. Ray Charles – I Can’t Stop Loving You

Radio Cure Semester 2 Week 8: Halloween

Radio Cure’s first ever Halloween show was a massive success. As you can see, we played zombie punk, trip hop, hard rock, electronic, hip hop, and more. No, I didn’t play Monster Mash, but yes, I did play Thriller. You can draw your own conclusions based on that.

1. Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters

2. The Cramps – I Was a Teenage Werewolf

3. The Cramps – Zombie Dance

4. Wesley Willis – Vampire Bat

5. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put A Spell on You

6. The Gories – Ghost Rider

7. The Meteors – Graveyard Stomp

8. Portishead – Cowboys

9. Boards of Canada – Beware the Friendly Stranger

10. Backini – Dreamer

11. Alice in Chains – Them Bones

12. The Jesus Lizard – Nub

13. Liars – Plaster Casts of Everything

14. Aphex Twin – Come to Daddy

15. Battles – Atlas

16. Justice – Stress

17. Cocteau Twins – Blind Dumb Deaf

18. Grouper – I’m Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill

19. The Cure – The Hanging Garden

20. Clipse – Keys Open Doors

21. Ghostface Killah – Saturday Night

22. TV on the Radio – Wolf Like Me

23. Burial – Ghost Hardware

24. Coil – I Don’t Get It

25. Thom Yorke – Hearing Damage

26. Gorillaz – Latim Simone (Que Pasa Contigo)

27. Spoon – The Ghost of You Lingers

28. Joy Division – Dead Souls

29. Michael Jackson – Thriller

Radio Cure Semester 2 Week 7: Hard to Explain

1. Dinosaur Jr. – Freak Scene

2. Led Zeppelin – Custard Pie

3. The Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen

4. Nirvana – Ain’t It A Shame (Studio Demo)

5. Alla – Un Dia Otra Noche

6. Phoenix – Too Young

7. The Strokes – Hard to Explain

8. Beastie Boys – Intergalactic

9. The Roots – 100% Dundee

10. A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation

11. The Knife – Heartbeats

12. The Postal Service – Nothing Better

13. Spoon – You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb

14. Smashing Pumpkins – Pennies

15. My Bloody Valentine – Drive it All Over Me

16. Camera Obscura – Lloyd, I’m Ready to Be Heartbrokenn

17. Men Without Hats – Safety Dance

18. The Flaming Lips – What is the Light?

19. Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas

20. Bob Dylan – I Want You

21. My Morning Jacket – Lowdown

22. The Smiths – This Charming Man

23. Neil Young – Cinnamon Girl

24. The Beta Band – Dry the Rain

25. The Walkmen – The Rat

26. Sigur Ros – Gong

27. Broken Social Scene – Lover’s Spit

28. Guided by Voices – I Am A Scientist

29. Boris with Michio Kurihara – …And, I Want

Radio Cure Semester 2 Week 6: Hello Freaks

1. The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored

2. Bibio – Ambivalence Avenue

3. Bibio – Kaini Industries

4. Radiohead – Subterranean Homesick Alien

5. Thao with the Get Down Stay Down – Cool Yourself

6. Sunny Day Real Estate – Seven

7. GZA – Cold World

8. Fever Ray – When I Grow Up

9. A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Failure

10. Animal Collective – Brothersport

11. A Place to Bury Strangers – In Your Heart

12. Health – Die Slow

13. Thom Yorke – Hearing Damage

14. Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks

15. The Flaming Lips – Watching the Planets

16. Yo La Tengo – Nothing to Hide

17. Annie – I Don’t Like Your Band

18. The Knife – We Share Our Mother’s Health

19. Neon Indian – I Should Have Taken Acid With You

20. Funkadelic – Music for My Mother

21. Kurt Vile – Freak Train

22. Beach House – Astronaut

23. Wilco – I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

Radio Cure Semester 2 Week 5: Two Trees are Involved

This weekend was a Radio Cure double whammy; I filled in for the 12 Noon to 2 PM slot as well as the normal 10 PM to 12 Midnight slot. Both shows went well, and thanks to all who listened.

Noon to 2 PM Playlist:

1. The Flaming Lips – Turn it On

2. Devendra Banhart – Carmencita

3. Elliott Smith – Son of Sam

4. The Rolling Stones – Street Fighting Man

5. Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks

6. Kurt Vile – Freeway

7. The Cure – Why Can’t I Be You

8. Smashing Pumpkins – Tristessa

9. of Montreal – A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger

10. Yo La Tengo – Nothing to Hide

11. Mew – Beach

12. The Dodos – Longform

13. Le Loup – Go East

14. Sunny Day Real Estate – Song About an Angel

15. Boris and Michio Kurihara – Sweet No. 1

16. Dinosaur Jr. – Just Like Heaven

17. Two Gospel Keys – I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore

18. Gary Wilson – When You Walk Into My Dreams

19. The Cramps – Zombie Dance

20. The Beatles – I Should Have Known Better

21. Louis Armstrong – Hello Dolly

22. The Gories – Thunderbird ESQ

23. Edith Piaf – Milord

24. The Stone Roses – Waterfall

25. Phoenix – Lisztomania

26. Monsters of Folk – Say Please

27. Radiohead – The Bends

28. Broken Social Scene – Major Label Debut (Acoustic)

10 PM to 12 Midnight Playlist:

1. Joy Division – Disorder

2. Dinosaur Jr. – Little Fury Things

3. The Walkmen – In the New Year

4. The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother

5. Yo La Tengo – Here to Fall

6. Smashing Pumpkins – Frail and Bedazzled

7. Mew – Hawaii

8. Passion Pit – The Reeling

9. Bjork – Bachelorette

10. Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime

11. Liars – Plaster Casts of Everything

12. Sunny Day Real Estate – Seven

13. Pissed Jeans – False Jesii Part 2

14. Health – Die Slow

15. New Order – Fine Time

16. My Bloody Valentine – Soon

17. The Stone Roses – She Bangs the Drums

18. Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland, 1945

19. Pulp – Common People

20. Jane’s Addiction – Idiots Rule

21. Led Zeppelin – Ramble On

22. Animal Collective – Unsolved Mysteries

23. Animal Collective – Fireworks

24. Edith Piaf – Milord

25. The Postal Service – The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

26. Spiritualized – Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space

Radio Cure Semester 2 Week 4: Off the Hook

This week’s playlist was based on the idea of the “hook” in music – a musical motif that catches the ear – and what that means in the context of music. We explored the hook from as early as the 1950s up until now and everything in between, and there was discussion about what makes a hook, what a hook does and if hooks are important, as well as what some of my favorite hooks are. Larry and Moire stopped by the station soon and good times ensued. Here’s the great stuff that was played:

1. X – Your Phone’s Off the Hook, But You’re Not

2. The Jackson Five – I Want You Back

3. The Beatles – Tell Me Why

4. The Kinks – Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy

5. Black Lips – Bad Kids

6. Condo Fucks – What’cha Gonna Do About It

7. The Cramps – Surfin’ Bird

8. The Gories – Chick-Inn

9. R.E.M. – Stand

10. The Stone Roses – She Bangs The Drums

11. Dinosaur Jr. – Over It

12. The Vaselines – Son of a Gun

13. Guided by Voices – Gold Star for Robot Boy

14. Screaming Trees – Nearly Lost You

15. Spin Doctors – Two Princes

16. Sunny Day Real Estate – Seven

17. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit

18. Wilco – I’m Always In Love

19. Smashing Pumpkins – Perfect

20. Kylie Minogue – Love At First Sight

21. Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

22. Kid Cudi – Make Her Say

23. Black Kids – I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You

24. Yo La Tengo – Nothing to HIde

25. The Strokes – What Ever Happened?

26. Mew – Hawaii

27. Matt & Kim – Daylight

28. Feist – I Feel it All

29. Spoon – You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb

30. Interpol – The New

Radio Cure Semester 2 Week 3: …While it Rained in All the Colors of the Night

First, I’d like to say that last night’s Radio Cure was one of the best, if not the best show I’ve done yet. I think the energy flowed really well and it was one of the most consistent playlists I’ve had yet.

Second, I would like to note that you shouldn’t listen to my show expecting anything specifically. Just because I have the 10 PM Saturday slot doesn’t mean I’m going to be playing music for people to party to. I think what makes college radio really, genuinely unique and interesting is that we as DJs and hosts have the freedom to fully express ourselves through the music we play, and the ability (but not requirement) to challenge what goes on with mainstream radio.

My policy is that I play good music. For that reason, people interested in good music will be interested in Radio Cure. I can’t say that I’m tailoring the playlist to my listeners to the extent that I will constantly be giving you something to dance to or sing along to, but once again, I play good music. Maybe that takes someone, somewhere thinking about what it means for music to be “good,” regardless of whether they are on their roof, in bed, at a gas station, or at a party, to appreciate what I’m at the very least trying to do.

If what you want from radio is only affirmation that tonight is going to be a good, good night, then you have options: iTunes, iPods, other radio stations. But for everyone who wants a unique radio experience, WRGW is one of the best college radio stations you’ll find, and I fully believe that what unique things radio and WRGW in particular have to offer are being appreciated. I know for a fact that you are listening.

1. The Antlers – Bear

2. The XX – VCR

3. Radiohead – Kid A

4. The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored

5. Health – Die Slow

6. A Place to Bury Strangers – In Your Heart

7. The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother

8. The Cramps – Goo Goo Muck

9. Erykah Badu – Soldier

10. Aphex Twin – Alberto Basalm

11. Thom Yorke – The Eraser

12. Crystal Castles – Courtship Dating

13. The Knife – Heartbeats

14. Smashing Pumpkins – Perfect

15. Dinosaur Jr. – Pieces

16. Mew – Why Are You Looking Grave?

17. Pavement – Elevate Me Later

18. The Walkmen – Four Provinces

19. R.E.M. – It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

20. Yo La Tengo – When It’s Dark

21. Portishead – Sour Times

22. Gang Gang Dance – House Jam

23. Massive Attack – Teardrop

24. Le Loup – Go East

25. Elliott Smith – Somebody That I Used to Know

26. Elvis Perkins – While You Were Sleeping

Radio Cure Semester 2 Week 2: Nowhere Near

1. Boards of Canada – Everything You Do is a Balloon

2. Unwound – We Invent You

3. Joy Division – Disorder

4. The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored

5. Radiohead – Idioteque

6. The Streets – Has it Come to This

7. Raekwon – New Wu

8. Clipse – Ain’t Cha (Feat. Re-Up Gang)

9. The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother

10. Black Lips – Bad Kids

11. Dinosaur Jr. – Pieces

12. Pissed Jeans – False Jesii Part 2

13. The Jesus Lizard – Mouth Breather

14. Boris – Pink

15. Yo La Tengo – Here to Fall

16. James Brown – Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine

17. Gang Gang Dance – First Communion

18. Daft Punk – One More Time

19. The Knife – We Share Our Mothers’ Health

20. Flying Lotus – Parisian Goldfish

21. Cocteau Twins – Cherry-Coloured Funk

22. Talking Heads – (Nothing But) Flowers

23. Japandroids – Young Hearts Spark Fire

24. Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks

25. Elliott Smith – Everything Reminds Me of Her

26. Condo Fucks – With A Girl Like You

27. Yo La Tengo – Nowhere Near

Radio Cure Semester 2 Week 1: Keep it Goin’ Louder

Sorry it took me a while to get the playlist of my first show up. I think it went really well, although the show got cut a little bit so the station could have time for special guest 9th Wonder on a special edition of Funkadelic Freestyles. Here is the playlist:

1. Wilco – Radio Cure

2. The xx – Islands

3. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – The Sun Ain’t Shining No More

4. Justice – D.A.N.C.E.

5. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough

6. K.C. & the Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight

7. The Stooges – Down on the Street

8. Dinosaur Jr. – Over It

9. Phoenix – Lisztomania

10. Backini – Dreamer

11. Depeche Mode – Wrong

12. Crystal Castles – Courtship Dating

13. Beck – Devil’s Haircut

14. M.I.A. – 10 Dollar

15. Major Lazer – Keep it Goin’ Louder

16. The Knife – Heartbeats

17. Mew – Hawaii

18. R.E.M. – The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight

19. Guided by Voices – Gold Star for Robot Boy

20. Spoon – You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb

21. The National – Fake Empire

22. DJ Shadow – Midnight in a Perfect World

Radio Cure Semester 1 Week 12: Cherry Bombs

This week’s Radio Cure was the last show of the semester. I decided to make it a Summer themed playlist, even though Summer is technically still a couple months off. But the semester is almost over, and it is starting to get warm outside. I think the show turned out very well. In fact, this whole semester went really well, and I’m hoping to have the opportunity to do this again next semester, so everyone cross their fingers.

1. The Flaming Lips – Race for the Prize (Peter Mokran Mix)

2. Spoon – Finer Feelings

3. Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion

4. Beck – Girl

5. Sly & the Family Stone – Hot Fun in the Summer Time

6. The Magnetic Fields – 100,000 Fireflies

7. M. Ward – To Go Home

8. Dinosaur Jr. – Little Fury Things

9. Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes

10. Radiohead – Airbag

11. The Dandy Warhols – Everyday Should Be a Holiday

12. Beck – Tropicalia

13. Kool & the Gang – Jungle Boogie

14. The Beach Boys – I Get Around

15. The Avalanches – Since I Left You

16. Os Mutantes – Baby

17. Neko Case – This Tornado Loves You

18. Seu Jorge – Tive Razão (I Was Right)

19. The Ramones – Rockaway Beach

20. Led Zeppelin – Rock & Roll

21. The Jesus & Mary Chain – Far Gone and Out

22. Screaming Trees – Nearly Lost You

23. My Morning Jacket – Wordless Chorus

24. Arcade Fire – Haiti

25. Smashing Pumpkins – 1979

26. The Velvet Underground – Who Loves the Sun?

27. Yo La Tengo – Center of Gravity

28. Wilco – A Shot in the Arm

29. Spoon – You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb

30. The Flaming Lips – It’s Summertime

31. Primal Scream – Movin’ On Up

32. Gorillaz – Re-Hash

33. Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock

Radio Cure Semester 1 Week 11: Kickin’ It

Another electronic playlist this week. I think I gave this one a lot more energy and it really showed.

1. Dan Deacon – Build Voice

2. Air – Cherry Blossom Girl

3. The Avalanches – Since I Left You

4. The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds

5. Boards of Canada – Skyliner

6. Chris Clark – Lord of the Dance

7. Aphex Twin – 4

8. M.I.A. – Boyz

9. Animal Collective – Brother Sport

10. Amon Tobin – Verbal (Feat. MC Decimal R)

11. Burial – Archangel

12. Depeche Mode – Wrong

13. Massive Attack – Future Proof

14. Jack Dangers – Kick It Dub

15. LCD Soundsystem – Get Innocuous!

16. Daft Punk – Around the World

17. The Chemical Brothers – Setting Sun

18. KMFDM – Ultra

19. Nine Inch Nails – Head Like a Hole

20. Radiohead – Idioteque

21. Autechre – Basscadet

22. The Knife – Silent Shout

23. Bjork – Bachelorette

24. Boards of Canada – Turquoise Hexagon Sun

25. The Knife – We Share Our Mother’s Health

26. M.I.A. – Paper Planes

Radio Cure Semester 1 Week 10: April Fools

I had way too much fun with this.

1. John Cage – 4′33″: I – Tacet

2. Horatio Lee Jenkins – Drunker Than Satan

3. Nena – 99 Luftballoons

4. Madvillain – Bistro

5. Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight

6. Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

7. A-Ha – Take On Me

8. Sweet – Ballroom Blitz

9. Village People – In the Navy

10. Van McCoy – The Hustle

11. Beck – Beercan

12. Amy Winehouse – Rehab

13. PanAmerican Steel Band – Super Mario Bros.

14. Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby

15. Devo – Space Junk

16. William Hung – She Bangs

17. William Hung – William Hung Inspirational Thought: Passion

18. Will Smith – Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It

19. The Beastie Boys – Brass Monkey

20. Beck – Qué Onda Guero

21. Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men

22. Tom Jones – Sex Bomb

23. Salt-N-Pepa – Let’s Talk About Sex

24. Jack Black – Let’s Get it On

25. Michael Jackson – Thriller

26. The Cramps – Surfin’ Bird

27. Harry Belafonte – Jump in the Line

28. MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This

29. Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up

Next week will mostly be an experimental electronic playlist.

Radio Cure Semester 1 Week 9: The White Screen

For the first show in two weeks, since before Spring break, I thought I’d provide sort of a mixed bag, a little bit of everything. I also played a lot of music by artists that have shows coming up around DC or are going to have festival appearances this Summer (or are at least rumored to). My Pitchfork tickets came in the mail the other week, so I’ve been pretty psyched about that. I might write a post with more on the lineup after more of it becomes available.

1. The Flaming Lips – Turn it On

2. Asobi Seksu – Layers

3. Lush – Sweetness and Light

4. The Smiths – Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now

5. Bjork – Isobel

6. The Beastie Boys – Shake Your Rump

7. Public Enemy – Brothers Gonna Work it Out

8. M.I.A. – Galang

9. The Avalanches – Since I Left You

10. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough

11. James Brown – Soul Power

12. Portishead – Sour Times

13. Smashing Pumpkins – 1979

14. The Jesus Lizard – Mouth Breather

15. Nine Inch Nails – Head Like a Hole

16. Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing

17. Pearl Jam – Daughter

18. Arcade Fire – Keep The Car Running

19. Animal Collective – My Girls

20. Beirut – Scenic World

21. Death Cab for Cutie – Photobooth

22. Akron/Family – Ed is a Portal

23. Neko Case – People Got A Lotta Nerve

24. My Morning Jacket – Anytime

25. Feist – I Feel It All

26. The National – Fake Empire

27. My Bloody Valentine – Soon

28. Boards of Canada – Amo Bishop Roden

Brian is visiting for the tail end of this week. Then Emberly. Then a kite flying festival? Then the Asobi Seksu concert on Saturday. Needless to say, it is going to be a busy, fun, exciting week. It would be even nicer if the weather decided to get a little better but well I guess we’ll see about that. I’m still a white boy who listens to hip hop. The extent of my school work is essentially living and breathing Night of the Living Dead. And I’m definitely happy to be able to live and breath a film that is that good.

Things I am listening to lately:

Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

The National – Boxer

Madvillain – Madvillainy

Burial – Untrue

Asobi Seksu – Citrus

Radio Cure Semester 1 Week 8: Spring

Today’s playlist was Springtime oriented. I thought it would have been really hard to follow up last weeks excellent playlist, but this one was fun, and quite relaxing. Which I needed this week, considering I have four midterms, another test, and a midterm project due. Luckily the weather outside is beautiful, so we can have that along with the impending Spring break to be thankful for.

I won’t be on air next week, as I will be back in IL. The next show will be on Wednesday March 25, as always streamable from gwradio.com from 8-10 AM EST. I look forward to it.

1. Fabio Biondi: Europa Galante – Spring I

2. Fleet Foxes – Sun Giant

3. Animal Collective – Leaf House

4. Nick Drake – One of These Things First

5. Air – Cherry Blossom Girl

6. Akron/Family – Running, Returning

7. Andrew Bird – Oh No

8. Feist – Mushaboom

9. The Smiths – Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now

10. My Morning Jacket – Wordless Chorus

11. Yo La Tengo – You Can Have it All

12. Beach House – Astronaut

13. Lush – Sweetness and Light

14. Antony & the Johnsons – Kiss My Name

15. Bob Dylan – Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright

16. Neil Young – Old Man

17. Wilco – When You Wake Up Feeling Old

18. Animal Collective – My Girls

19. Chairlift – Bruises

20. Shugo Tokumaru – Parachute

21. Asobi Seksu – Me & Mary

22. Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

23. Led Zeppelin – Friends

24. Pearl Jam – Daughter

25. Vetiver – Every Day

26. M. Ward – To Go Home

27. George Harrison – If Not For You

28. Mazzy Star – Fade Into You

29. Nirvana – On a Plain

30. Nico – These Days

Radio Cure Semester 1 Week 6: Rags to Riches

This weeks playlist was very exciting. I’ve always had in mind to make a shoegaze/dreampop playlist. Narrowing down the selection was tough but I think I got in a nice sampler. There were a couple essentials I missed, but I had to make the sacrifice in order to get in some of the newer non shoegaze/dreampop stuff. I’m really getting into the new Andrew Bird and Antony and the Johnsons, so that stuff made an appearance, as you can see. Definitely a great show.

1. AR Rahman – Jai Ho

2. This Mortal Coil – Song to the Siren

3. Slowdive – Alison

4. Andrew Bird – Oh No

5. My Bloody Valentine – When You Wake (You’re Still in a Dream)

6. Smashing Pumpkins – Crush

7. Chapterhouse – Pearl

8. Deerhunter – Agoraphobia

9. Antony and the Johnsons – Another World

10. The Flaming Lips – Race for the Prize (Peter Mokran Mix)

11. Lush – Lovelife

12. Pia Fraus – Octobergirl

13. Boo Radleys – Rodney King (Song for Lenny Bruce)

14. Vetiver – Every Day

15. Catherine Wheel – Texture

16. Andrew Bird – Fitz and the Dizzyspells

17. Animal Collective – Bluish

18. The Radio Dept. – Pulling Our Weight

19. The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa – What’s

20. Asobi Seksu – Thursday

21. Antony and the Johnsons – Epilepsy is Dancing

22. Serena Maneesh – Candlelighted

23. Animal Collective – Brother Sport

24. Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas

25. My Bloody Valentine – When You Sleep

26. Spiritualized – Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space

27. Sigur Ros – Svefn-g-englar

Radio Cure Semester 1 Week 5: Year of the Foamy Latte

1. The Dandy Warhols – Ride

2. The Rolling Stones – Monkey Man

3. The Smiths – Rubber Ring

4. Parlotones – Dragonflies & Astronauts

5. Cat Stevens – Here Comes My Baby

6. Bon Iver – Skinny Love

7. Beck – Loser

8. Shugo Tokumaru – Parachute

9. Love & Rockets – Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today)

10. The Clash – Train in Vain

11. Animal Collective – Bluish

12. Mos Def – Hip Hop

13. The White Stripes – Little Acorns

14. Soundgarden – Hands All Over

15. Andrew Bird – Fake Palindromes

16. The Smiths – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

17. Led Zeppelin – Kashmir

18. Screaming Trees – Nearly Lost You

19. Modest Mouse – Heart Cooks Brain

20. Antony and the Johnsons – Another World

21. The Beatles – Your Mother Should Know

22. Beach House – Used to Be

23. Wilco – I’m Always in Love

24. Animal Collective – Fireworks

25. The Beta Band – Dry The Rain

26. The National – Fake Empire

27. Broken Social Scene – Major Label Debut (Acoustic)

Radio Cure Semester 1 Week 4: Machinists

Sorry it took so long to get this playlist up. This was easily the most ambitious, edgy playlist I have done yet. It also took the longest to make, because I had to compress a really large amount of songs that I wanted people to hear into a relatively small amount of air time. I think it worked out really well, and I’m glad that the listeners I talked to kept an open mind about it.

1. Blue States – Arion

2. Air – La Femme d’Argent

3. Boards of Canada – Turquoise Hexagon Sun

4. Aphex Twin – We Are the Music Makers

5. The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds

6. Daft Punk – Musique

7. Radiohead – 15 Step

8. M.I.A. – Paper Planes

9. Animal Collective – Brother Sport

10. The Postal Service – The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

11. The Chemical Brothers – Did Your Own Hole

12. Autechre – Easy Muffin

13. Amon Tobin – Easy Muffin

14. Squarepusher – Cooper’s World

15. RJD2 – Ghostwriter

16. Aphex Twin – Alberto Basalm

17. Burial – Archangel

18. Thom Yorke – The Eraser

19. Venetian Snares – Hajnal

20. Boards of Canada – Roygbiv

21. Autechre – Altibzz

22. Brian Eno – The Big Ship

23. Autechre – Cichli

On another note, a big congratulations and best wishes to Mathangi Arulpragasam (M.I.A.) and her baby boy. Anyone who has ever listened to my show knows I’m a big fan of M.I.A., and it is important to me that she is doing well, and it sure seems like she is. She did a great job at the grammys, and fingers crossed for not just a win but more an all around good time at the Academy Awards on the 22nd, one of which she has been nominated for.

I hope you all decide to tune in again to Radio Cure on Wednesday at 8 AM, streamable on gwradio.com.

Radio Cure Semester 1 Week 3: Smooth

This week, the playlist was very subdued. I noted last week that some of the music I played was very jarring for such an early time slot, so I came up with this classic rock / folk playlist that I rather like. But next week, expect something completely different, even opposite.

1. Fleet Foxes – Sun it Rises

2. Louis Armstrong – Hello Dolly

3. Boards of Canada – Kid For Today

4. Bob Marley – Could You Be Loved

5. Akron/Family – Afford

6. Nick Drake – Time Has Told Me

7. Broken Social Scene – Major Label Debut

8. Beach House – You Came to Me

9. George Harrison – If Not For You

10. Feist – Mushaboom

11. M. Ward – Chinese Translation

12. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

13. Robert Johnson – They’re Red Hot

14. Modest Mouse – Gravity Rides Everything

15. Nirvana – All Apologies

16. Sigur Ros – Agaetis Byrjun

17. Sly and the Family Stone – Everyday People

18. Wilco – Jesus Etc.

19. Smashing Pumpkins – Landslide

20. Radiohead – No Surprises

21. Neil Young – Tell Me Why

22. John Lee Hooker – Boogie Chillen’

23. My Morning Jacket – Knot Comes Loose

24. Animal Collective – Banshee Beat

25. Yeasayer – (Red Cave)

26. Gorillaz – Re-Hash

27. The Avalanches – Since I Left You

Radio Cure Semester 1 Week 2: Deep Freeze and Great Thaw

Today’s playlist was a bit more free form than last week’s, although the only thing that really unified the music last week was that it was made in 2008, and that it was all good. This week was a sampler for the kinds of themes you might be hearing on Radio Cure this semester; every block of music had its own personality, and I think I segued from genre to genre nicely. Some of it might have been a little hard on the ears for so early in the morning (especially the punk block), but I’ve always liked to start my mornings off with lots of energy, and if this ends up being the type of show we have lots of this semester, I definitely won’t be disappointed with myself.

1. Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel – Baby It’s Cold Outside

2. Led Zeppelin – You Shook Me

3. Blind Willie McTell – Statesboro Blues

4. The White Stripes – Stop Breaking Down

5. The Stooges – Down on the Street

6. Boris – Pink

7. Joy Division – Disorder

8. Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)

9. Broken Social Scene – 7/4 (Shoreline)

10. M.I.A. – Boyz

11. Animal Collective – My Girls

12. Panda Bear – Take Pills

13. Bjork – It’s Not Up To You

14. Radiohead – Airbag

15. Cocteau Twins – Ivo

16. Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal

17. Andrew Bird – Sovay

18. Neil Young – Old Man

19. Yo La Tengo – Our Way To Fall

20. Alice in Chains – Got Me Wrong

21. Pixies – Where Is My Mind?

22. The Jesus & Mary Chain – Far Gone And Out

23. The Velvet Underground – There She Goes Again

24. My Bloody Valentine – Drive it All Over Me

25. Boards of Canada – Everything You Do Is A Balloon

26. Aphex Twin – Xtal

27. Feist – I Feel It All

Radio Cure Semester 1 Week 1: Best of 2008

Hey everybody,

The first broadcast of my radio show, Radio Cure, went great. Thanks to everyone who listened. I thought I’d post the playlist here for all of you who are curious. This week’s theme was to a. get the show up and running and get all of the kinks ironed out and b. play the best music of 2008. Every song I played with the exception of Radio Cure by Wilco is from 2008, and the foundation of the broadcast was my top ten albums of 2008 list on this blog. The playlist was as follows:

1. Wilco – Radio Cure

2. Chairlift – Bruises

3. Gang Gang Dance – First Communion

4. TV on the Radio – Dancing Choose

5. Coldplay – Lovers in Japan / Reign of Love

6. Noah and the Whale – 5 Years Time

7. of Montreal – Id Engager

8. Mudhoney – The Lucky Ones

9. Beck – Chemtrails

10. Toadies – No Deliverance

11. Gregor Samsa – The Adolescent

12. The Magnetic Fields – California Girls

13. Fleet Foxes – Quiet Houses

14. A.R. Rahm and M.I.A. – O… Saya

15. Mogwai – Local Authority

16. Deerhunter – Never Stops

17. Beach House – You Came to Me

18. Oasis – Waiting for the Rapture

19. Vampire Weekend – M79

20. Grouper – Heavy Water / I’d Rather Be Sleeping

21. Autechre – Altibzz

22. Boz Scaggs – I’ll Remember April

23. Animal Collective – Water Curses

24. Portishead – The Rip

25. Chairlift – Planet Health
Once again, the show can be streamed on Wednesday’s at 8 AM via gwradio.com. Thanks again.

-Alex

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