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The Beat Bash – 27 February 2014

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Hot Doggie by Colourbox
Go! by Tones On Tail
Moan Bloody Moan by Son Of Sam
Your Love Takes Me Higher by The Beloved
Wise Up! Sucker by Pop Will Eat Itself
More & Faster by KMFDM
Kool-Aid by Big Audio Dynamite II
This Corrosion by The Sisters Of Mercy
Higher Than The Sun by Primal Scream
Blissed by Jesus Jones

“My brightest star’s my inner light, let it guide me…”

I learned how to mix records in the production booth at WRFL by using two copies of the same 12″ single, getting them synched up, and crossfading between them. I thought I was pretty good, and tried doing it live on the air starting with my very first show, but man, I sucked.

However, I’d already been doing general format shows for a couple of years, and they were not mixed. I did non-mixed sets on The Beat Bash too, and that’s what we have here. Beatmixing only works when songs are about the same speed, or beats per minute. Sometimes I wanted to put songs together that varied wildly in speed, but told a story…maybe not in the literal sense, but certainly in tone and mood.

Hot Doggie was the first song in the very first promo for the show, back when Brian and Michelle were the hosts. Higher Than The Sun was frequently my first song when I would pick up early morning shifts (6am-8am) at the station during summer and/or winter breaks. Kool-Aid is a big shout-out to Brian F., and This Corrosion is for Ned and Kate (oh no, The Beat Bash has been Raggetted!).

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Show #47 – Yard Sale
(Original upload date 4 June 2006)

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Time Zones by Negativland
Figure Ground by Moth Wranglers
White Punks On Dope (Tubes cover) by The Leland Stanford Junior Marching Band
In My Room by Yazoo
Bunnyrabbits, Satan, Cheese And Milk by Stark Effect
Steam And Sequins For Larry Levan by Matmos
The Booty Song by Kendall
Was Dog A Doughnut by Cat Stevens
Go On Girl by Roxanne Shante
Come On Bring Da Noize (Public Enemy vs. Dexy’s Midnight Runners) by Fun Da Metal
HAAhahaahhahalolLOLO//OMG miCkY!!!!11 (Toni Basil) by cry.on.my.console
Drop It And Go! (Snoop Dogg vs. Tones On Tail) by Atari & Blackstone
Beyonce’s Twisted Melons (Beyonce vs. Happy Mondays) By EzLee Bootleg
The Phony Goatherd by Osymyso
Here Come July by Scritti Politti
Black Betty by Ram Jam
I Just Wanna by The KISSettes
Ralph Wiggum by The Bloodhound Gang
Ode To Buffy by Marilynn Fowler (Voice Farm)
Beelz by Stephen Lynch
Troglodyte by The Jimmy Castor Bunch
International Bright Young Thing by Jesus Jones

Broadcasting from the front yard on a hot June Saturday while Bob and I have a yard sale.

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Show #31 – Tea & Cigarettes
(Original upload date 27 January 2006)

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Maple Leaves (7″ Version) by Jens Lekman
Sour Times by Portishead
Only You by Portishead
Life In Mono by Mono
Souvenir (Extended) by OMD
Your Silent Face by New Order
Rain by Tones On Tail
Who Will Fall by Coil
Still Falling by Meat Beat Manifesto
The Art Of Parties (Single Version) by Japan
Collapsing New People by Fad Gadget
Neon Rider by Junior Boys
Neon Lights by Kraftwerk
Lay My Love by Brian Eno & John Cale
6 Underground (Single Version) by Sneaker Pimps
Real Life by Tones On Tail
Für Immer by Neu!

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Show #30 – Accidentally Goth (with co-host Tyler)
(Original upload date 23 January 2006)

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In The Flat Field by Bauhaus
Cuts You Up by Peter Murphy
Go! by Tones On Tail
Blood From The Air by Coil
Godstar by Psychic TV
Rise by Chris & Cosey
Candyman by Siouxsie And The Banshees
Strange Hours by Recoil
You Can Never Cut Your Hair by Trance To The Sun
Hungry & Greedy by Silica Gel
Frenchy by Patrick Hurley
Diamond Mind by Rasputina
The Order Of Death by Public Image Limited
Faith (Live) by The Cure
Alone by Colin Newman
Hip Priest by The Fall

My friend Tyler was visiting from DC and he’s a big Bauhaus fan. We did a show based around some of the more gothic music we like.