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Music inspired by life and current events

Music inspired by life and current events

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East Orange, NJ

Description:

Music inspired by life and current events

Language:

English


Episodes

"Leave Kanye out of this..." from Jun 19, 2022

6/19/2022
Prince and the Revolution - "When Doves Cry" - Live [0:00:00] David Bowie - "Blue Jean" - Tonight [0:08:23] INXS - "Don't Change" - Shabooh Shoobah [0:11:32] Kanye West - "Runaway (featuring Pusha T)" - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy [0:17:38] - "Clip: France24-El Salvador government arrests thousands" [0:26:04] Black Country, New Road - "Sunglasses" - For The First Time [0:27:35] Music behind DJ: James Murphy - "Golden Years" - While We're Young motion picture soundtrack...

Duration:03:05:12

"White supremacy is ubiquitous in the US. It operates in the most mundane aspects of daily life; in the economic order that decides who has what and how they get it; in the historical amnesia that makes some stories disappear..."--Hazel V. Carby, LRB from

6/12/2022
Pavement - "Fight This Generation" - Wowee Zowee [0:00:00] Superchunk - "Highly Suspect" - Wild Loneliness [0:02:19] Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - "Bomb. Repeat. Bomb." - Living With The Living [0:07:06] Savak - "Recanted (Free the Singer)" - Human Error/Human Delight [0:10:20] Motorhead - "God Save the Queen" - We Are Motorhead [0:15:05] Normil Hawaiians - "The Beat Goes On" - Dark World (79-81) [0:18:24] - "Clip: Sky News-War in Ukraine and Global Food Crisis" [0:21:14] The Members -...

Duration:03:05:00

"I don't know why you say goodbye..." from Jun 5, 2022

6/5/2022
James Last - "Massachusetts/Hello, Goodbye" - Non-Stop Dancing 1968 [0:00:00] The Cure featuring James McCartney - "Hello, Goodbye" - MP3 [0:02:29] Phil Manzanera - "Tomorrow Never Knows" - 801 Live [0:06:42] Hinds - "Spanish Bombs" - MP3 [Available on Bandcamp] [0:13:41] - "Clip: Sky News-Trudeau takes action on guns" [0:16:37] John Cooper Clarke - "Suspended Sentence" - Jon Savage's 1977-1979 Symbols Clashing Everywhere [0:17:15] Body Type - "An Animal" - Everything Is Dangerous but...

Duration:03:04:59

"Anywhere..." from May 29, 2022

5/29/2022
White Stripes - "My Doorbell" - Get Behind Me Satan [0:00:00] The Fratellis - "Creepin' Up the Back Stairs" - Costello Music [0:03:59] Frank Black and the Catholics - "I Gotta Move" - Frank Black and the Catholics [0:07:09] Replacements - "Anywhere's Better Than Here (Matt Wallace mix)" - Dead Man's Pop [0:11:15] Mekons - "Mirror" - Me [0:13:42] X-Ray Spex - "Warrior In Woolworths" - Jon Savage's 1977-1979 Symbols Clashing Everywhere [0:18:56] Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit...

Duration:03:04:21

"Another leap in the dark..." from May 22, 2022

5/22/2022
Stooges - "Dirt Take 1" - Fun House (box set) [0:00:00] Public Image Ltd. - "Theme" - First Issue [0:07:19] American Music Club - "How Many Six Packs Does It Take to Screw in a Light?" - San Francisco [0:16:09] Wet Leg - "Piece of Sh*t" - Wet Leg [0:20:29] Cheap Trick - "Heaven's Falling" - The Studio Wizardry of Todd Rundgren (V/a) [0:24:07] n/a - "Clip: USA Today: George W. Bush's Freudian slip" - n/a [0:28:03] Dead Moon - "40 Miles Of Bad Road" - Trash & Burn [0:28:32] Iggy Pop -...

Duration:03:04:22

"Got to scrape the s**t right off your shoes" from May 15, 2022

5/15/2022
Rolling Stones - "Sweet Virginia" - Exile On Main Street [0:00:00] Pavement - "Range Life" - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain [0:10:49] Jon Langford - "Poor Valley Radio" - Four Lost Souls [0:09:50] Rolling Stones - "Rocks Off" - Exile On Main Street [0:13:09] Lemonheads - "Rudderless" - It's a Shame About Ray - 30th Anniversary Edition [0:18:41] n/a - "Clip: Daily Mail-Canadian MP calls into session from gents'" - n/a [0:22:29] Silver Jews - "Random Rules" - American Water [0:22:33] Big...

Duration:03:06:32

"I like you!" from May 8, 2022

5/8/2022
PJ Harvey - "Down By The Water" - To Bring You My Love [0:00:00] Arooj Aftab - "Last Night" - Vulture Prince [0:03:43] Grouper - "Basement Mix" - Shade [0:08:59] Magazine - "Shot By Both Sides" - Real Life [New bio of guitarist John McGeoch https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/may/04/post-punk-guitarist-john-mcgeoch-magazine-siouxsie-sioux] [0:15:56] - "Clip: France24-May Day protests in France" [0:19:54] Siouxsie and the Banshees - "Spellbound" - Juju [0:21:19] Public Image Ltd. -...

Duration:03:07:09

"I could fake it... but I'd still want more" from May 1, 2022

5/1/2022
Massive Attack - "Dissolved Girl" - Mezzanine [0:00:00] Tirzah - "Tectonic" - Colourgrade [0:06:21] Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - "Midnight Jam" - Streetcore [0:11:41] Thin Lizzy - "The Boys Are Back In Town" - Thin Lizzy at the BBC [0:18:58] - "Clip: WION-US left weapons in Afghanistan" [0:23:48] Foxhall Stacks - "Surround" - The Half Stack EP [0:25:39] Diat - "Nightmare" - Positive Energy [0:29:07] Repo Man - "Paid For Hands" - I Can Live With It If You Can, Son [0:33:31] 3rd...

Duration:03:03:32

"Travel where you are, tourism is sin, these are the ruins we left behind, you can't take pictures of them..." from Apr 24, 2022

4/24/2022
Jimi Hendrix - "If 6 Was 9" - Axis: Bold As Love [0:00:00] Brainticket - "There's a Shadow Watching You" - Psychonaut [0:05:47] Led Zeppelin - "Tangerine" - Led Zeppelin III [0:10:23] Dream Syndicate - "Sure Thing" - Days of Wine and Roses [0:14:56] Screensaver - "Body Parts" - Expressions of Interest [0:18:54] - "Clip: CBC-Julian Assange ruling" [0:22:16] Cosmic Panthers - "Streets Gonna Get Ya" - Life and Death at the Red Wall [0:23:41] Delta 5 - "Now That You've Gone" - Singles &...

Duration:03:02:54

"I am tired, I am weary, I could sleep for a thousand years..." from Apr 17, 2022

4/17/2022
The Chieftans with Sinead O'Connor - "The Foggy Dew" - The Long Black Veil [0:00:00] Broadcast - "Dead Long Year" - The Noise Made By People [0:05:29] Heron Oblivion - "Your Hollows" - Heron Oblivion [0:10:10] Velvet Underground - "Venus in Furs" - Velvet Underground and Nico [0:18:15] - "Clip: NBC News-Biden declares genocide in Ukraine" [0:22:23] King Kong - "Old Man On The Bridge" - Old Man On The Bridge [0:23:25] Dirtmusic - "Black Gravity" - BKO [0:30:12] Dirty Three - "I...

Duration:03:05:38

"Hard to be human again..." from Apr 10, 2022

4/10/2022
Mekons - "Hard to Be Human Again" - Fear and Whiskey [0:00:00] Ramones - "Humankind" - Too Tough To Die [0:03:50] Nirvana - "Negative Creep" - Bleach [0:06:31] David Nance - "Negative Boogie" - Negative Boogie [0:09:38] Terry Malts - "Human Race" - Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere [0:11:58] Prince - "Seven" - Love Symbol [0:16:38] - "Clips: Death of MadeleineAlbright" [0:22:08] Arooj Aftab - "Mohabbat" - Vulture Prince [0:24:46] Marie Claudel - "Les Annees Folles" - Version Longue...

Duration:03:06:23

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Show is rerun from 7/11/2022. Clicking on playlist will take you to that playlist. from Mar 27, 2022

3/27/2022

Duration:03:08:27

We need you. They need us. from Mar 20, 2022

3/20/2022
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - "All in a Day" - Streetcore [0:00:00] Fontaines D.C. - "Boys in the Better Land" - Dogrel [0:05:07] The Pogues - "The Sunnyside of the Street" - Hell's Ditch [0:09:55] Mountain Movers - "Bridge to This World" - Pink Skies [$20 gets you in the running for this limited-edition, pink vinyl LP!] [0:16:34] - "Clip: Al Jazeera-Russian police crackdown on anti-war protests" [0:22:50] Dry Cleaning - "Strong Feelings" - New Long Leg [0:24:30] Mountain Movers -...

Duration:03:07:44

It's a Marathon... and a sprint!" from Mar 13, 2022

3/13/2022
David Bowie - "Lazarus" - Blackstar [0:00:00] Sonic Youth - "Cross the Breeze" - Daydream Nation [0:06:03] Dummy - "Final Weapon" - Mandatory Enjoyment [A pledge of $20 or more gets you in the running for this CD!] [0:16:35] - "Clip-France24-War in Ukraine" [0:19:58] The Coathangers ‎ - "Putin Lights up the Fires" - Bandcamp [0:21:16] Ramones - "Teenage Lobotomy" - Rocket to Russia [0:24:09] The Clash - "Janie Jones" - The Clash [0:26:09] Dummy - "Punk Product #4" - Mandatory...

Duration:02:35:31

"War is hell." ALL war. from Mar 6, 2022

3/6/2022
Parliament Funkadelic - "P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)" - The Best of Parliament [0:00:00] Cimafunk - "Salvaje (featuring Chucho Valdés, Lester Snell)" - El Alimento [0:08:56] Manu Dibango - "Soul Makossa" - Soul Makossa [0:11:45] Rocket From The Tombs - "Sonic Reducer" - The Black Album [0:17:52] Pere Ubu - "A Small Dark Cloud" - New Picnic Time [0:20:25] Lords of the New Church - "Russian Roulette" - Lords of the New Church [0:26:13] Kids on a Crime Spree - "When Can I See You...

Duration:03:06:16

War... and more. from Feb 27, 2022

2/27/2022
The Stooges - "Search and Destroy" - Rough Power [0:00:00] The Soft Boys - "I Wanna Destroy You" - Underwater Moonlight [0:03:06] Manic Street Preachers - "Blank Diary Entry" - The Ultra Vivid Lament [Featuring Mark Lanegan, R.I.P.] [0:06:12] Sonic Youth - "Disappearer" - Goo [0:11:40] - "Clip: BBC-War in Ukraine" [0:16:51] Godspeed You! Black Emperor - "A Military Alphabet (five eyes all blind) (4521.0kHz 6730.0kHz 4109.09kHz) / Job's Lament / First of the Last Glaciers / where we...

Duration:03:05:52

"Touch me I'm sick!" from Feb 20, 2022

2/20/2022
Replacements - "Take Me Down To The Hospital" - Hootenanny [0:00:00] Elias McDaniel and the De Facto Brothers - "Pills" - Be Good to Yourself [0:03:29] Mudhoney - "Touch Me I'm Sick" - Live at El Sol [0:06:20] Pow Wows - "You Haven't Got Me Yet" - Broken Curses [0:08:54] Spoon - "The Hardest Cut" - Lucifer On The Sofa [0:12:20] - "Clip: Al Jazeera Austria vaccine mandates" [0:15:34] Robert Pollard - "Long Live Instant Pandemonium" - Of Course You Are [0:16:59] The Rationals - "Leavin'...

Duration:03:03:25

"My heart besieged by anger, my mind a gap of danger. I walked among their old haunts, the home ground where they bled; and in the dirt lay justice like an acorn in the winter, ill its oak would sprout in Derry..."—Seamus Heaney from Feb 6, 2022

2/6/2022
Massive Attack - "Special Cases" - Sinead O’Connor Collaborations [0:00:00] Gang of Four - "Ether" - Entertainment! [0:03:32] Sinead O'Connor - "Emperor's New Clothes" - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got [0:12:17] n/a - "Clip: ITV-50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday" - n/a [0:17:25] Stiff Little Fingers - "State of Emergency" - Inflammable Material [0:18:57] n/a - "Clip: Julieann Campbell conversation" - n/a [Author of "On Bloody Sunday."...

Duration:03:04:33

“Peace grows to itself and in itself. It has no other way.”—Penny Rimbaud from Jan 30, 2022

1/30/2022
Plastic Bertrand - "Ça Plane Pour Moi" - Ça Plane Pour Moi [0:00:00] The Organizing Committee - "The Day Computers Became Obsolete" - The Day Computers Became Obsolete [0:02:40] Palais Ideal - "Results" - Negative Space [0:07:56] The Fall - "Victoria" - The Frenz Experiment [0:14:28] n/a - "Sky News-Queen's jubilee" - n/a [0:17:10] David Bowie - "Queen Bitch" - Hunky Dory [0:18:08] n/a - "Clip-Al Jazeera Security forces in Sudan" - n/a [0:21:21] Tirzah - "Beating" - Colourgrade...

Duration:03:05:36

"I regretted that we were being called upon to fight against something regarded as wrong without at the same time having the conviction that we were defending a way of life that was right."--Eric Ravilious from Jan 23, 2022

1/23/2022
Dead Can Dance - "Anywhere Out of the World" - Dead Can Dance 1981-1998 [0:00:00] Bauhaus - "Nerves" - In The Flat Field (Expanded) [0:05:04] Joy Division - "Atrocity Exhibition" - Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979 [0:12:41] - "Clip: TRT-Pentagon declassifies video of Kabul drone strike" [0:19:59] Luna - "Sleeping Pill" - Bewitched [R.I.P. Terry Tolkin] [0:20:01] Afghan Whigs - "My Curse" - Gentlemen [0:25:45] Dummy - "H.V.A.C." - Mandatory Enjoyment [0:31:29] Dry Cleaning - "Strong...

Duration:03:05:46