9:00pm Guided By Voices - Glad Girls - Isolation Drills - TVT Robert Pollard - A Boy In Motion - From A Compound Eye - Merge The Minus 5 - Cigs Coffee Booze - The Minus 5 - Yep Roc Fancey - Beautiful Dreamer - Fancey - March Todd Fancey Interview - Part 1 Mates Of State - Beautiful Dreamer - Bring It Back - Barsuk The Coach And Four - Girl Arms - Unlimited Symmetry - Makeshift Dept. Of Energy - Summer - EP - Roam Pixies - Caribou - Wave Of Mutilation - 4AD Field Music - You Can Decide - Field Music - Memphis Industries Belle & Sebastian - Funny Little Frog - The Life Pursuit - Matador 10:00pm The Mountain Goats - Palmcorder Yajna - We Shall All Be Healed - 4AD I Love You, But I've Chosen Darkness - According To Plan - Fear Is On Our Side - Secretly Canadian Irving - The Longest Day In The Afternoon - Death in the Garden, Blood On The Flowers - Eenie Meenie Television Personalities - You Kept Me Waiting Too Long - My Dark Places - Domino Pink Mountaintops - How Can We Get Free - Axis Of Evol - Jagjaguwar The New Pornographers - From Blown Speakers - Electric Version - Matador Todd Fancey Interview - Part 2 Tic Code - Chicken Refrigerator - Facade - Sickroom Mudhoney - A Brief Celebration Of Indifference - Under A Billion Suns - Sub Pop Murder City Devils - Boom Swagger Boom - Murder City Devils - Die Young
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Monday, March 27, 2006
I have the Todd Fancey interview finished. I'll play it on tonight's show, but you can get an early listen: Part 1 Part 2 I had a great time at the New Pornographers/Belle & Sebastian show last Saturday, and got to say hi to Todd in person. It's a good interview, and Todd says he'll talk to us again when he finishes the new album. I'm going on vacation for a couple weeks tomorrow, but I will be back in the studio on the 17th of April.
Posted by Johnny Koch at 11:45 AM
Thursday, March 23, 2006
I was just noodling around the KAOS website, and saw they had the most current CMJ charts posted. I've excerpted the music we've played here on One Chord To Another: CMJ Radio 200 Report from KAOS 03/21/06 15. Essex Green Cannibal Sea 22. Cat Power The Greatest CMJ Radio 200 "Adds" Report from KAOS 03/14/06 2. Mates Of State Bring It Back 4. Mclusky Mcluskyism While I'm solidly in the minority, with only two albums in the top 30, I have a decent standing with the "Adds". Whatever that means.
Posted by Johnny Koch at 12:50 AM
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Just in from the offical KAOS programming minutes:
"Debuting in April: "Thirsty Thusday," a live music program hosted by Austin Potter and Ryan Williams (9 to 11pm). A&R plan on doing extended interviews with their guests--the live music will transpire in the second hour of the show. They will also air archived live material.....Ryan Williams premieres his own gig, "Gypsy Cowboy" on KAOS, Mondays at 11pm. The music set ranges from Americana and Alt Country to Bluegrass to Country Rock. (Thanks to Johnny Koch for doing his "One Chord to Another" until midnight for the last several weeks--he'll now be on from 9 to 11pm)."So I'll be back to 2 hours next week, apparently. I'll be home in time for "The Colbert Report"!
Posted by Johnny Koch at 7:16 PM
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Gang of Four released a new album in 2005 called "Return The Gift". I remember that I only played it once when it was new, but I really liked it. At KAOS, some of our CD's tend to migrate. Occasionally they'll jump into other genre's shelves, or they'll visit with a programmer at home for several weeks. Mostly, though, I think they camouflage themselves with other CD's that I have no interest in. Anyway, I wanted to play it again tonight, but I couldn't remember what band it was. I thought I was thinking of Wire, but when I grabbed their CD's I knew it wasn't them. I was even looking in the right section, alphabetically, but to no avail. On the up side, I did play Holly Golightly and Robyn Hitchcock because of it. Yesterday, I interviewed Todd Fancey of, well, Fancey, and the New Pornographers. I intended to keep the interview brief, 10 minutes or so, but ended up talking for half an hour. I haven't had time since then to edit it, but I'll do my best to have it for next week's show, and I'll also post it here as well. Thanks to Todd for doing the interview. I'm looking forward to the show on Saturday. It will be the first time I've seen the New Pornographers without Neko Case. Two new albums caught my eye this week. The first was Quasi's new record, "When The Going Gets Dark", which I really enjoyed. I haven't really gotten into their last few releases, but so far this is my favorite album since "Field Studies". The second was the new Rainer Maria album, "Catastrophe Keeps Us Together". The last thing I remember from them was a live album, "Anyone In Love With You Already Knows" which I liked. It also had a DVD with it. I mentioned to the music director at the time that we should be able to check out DVD's that came with CD's to watch at home. Nothing ever came of that. This new album was somewhat disappointing, though I've only had a cursory listen. Nothing really jumped out at me. I'm starting to get into the mclusky compilation, "mcluskyism". They're one of those bands I'd heard of, but never really heard what they sounded like. Lots of the songs have profanity in them, which doesn't bother me, but apparently angers the FCC, so I have to be careful now that my show falls inside of the "Safe harbor" period prior to 10pm. I may go and try to pick up the 3-disc set, since we only have the single disk version at KAOS. Next week will be my last show before I'm on vacation for 2 weeks. While I'm gone, Austin from the show "Catch A Wave" will be sitting in. Perhaps they'll have filled the 11-1pm slot by the time I get back.
Posted by Johnny Koch at 12:39 AM
One Chord To Another March 20, 2006 9:00pm Tight Bros From Way Back When - Bless Me - Lend You A Hand - Kill Rock Stars Pink Mountaintops - Lord, Let Us Shine - Axis Of Evol - Jagjaguwar The Television Personalities - My Dark Places - My Dark Places - Domino Rainer Maria - Burn - Catasrophe Keeps Us Together - Grunion Crystal Skulls - Treat It Well - Outgoing Behavior - Suicide Squeeze Irving - She's Not Shy - Death In The Garden, Blood On The Flowers - Eenie Meenie Dept. Of Energy - I Remember What The Light Felt Like - EP - Roam Matthew Sweet - Thunderstorm - In Reverse - Volcano Karl Blau - Notion - Beneath Waves - K Neko Case - The Needle Has Landed - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood - Anti Bright Eyes - You Will, You? Will, You? Will. You? Will - Lifted or The Story's In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground - Saddle Creek Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash At Madison Square Garden - Columbia/Legacy 10:00pm The Minus Five - Twilight Distillery - The Minus Five (The Gun Album) - Yep Roc Destroyer - Sick Priest Learns To Last Forever - Destroyer's Rubies - Merge Fancey - Saturday Morning - Fancey - March Stereolab - Whisper Pitch - Fab Four Suture - Too Pure Mates Of State - Running Out - Bring It Back - Barsuk Madison - PPS - Dress Them One By One - Gables Records The La's - I Can't Sleep - The La's - Go! London Belle & Sebastian - Sukie In The Graveyard - The Life Pursuit - Matador Ted Leo - I'm Looking Through You - This Bird Has Flown - Razor and Tie The Boy Least Likely To - Sleeping With A Gun Under My Pillow - The Best Party Ever - To Young To Die Field Music - Tell Me Keep Me - Field Music - Memphis Industries Bossanova - I'll Leave Of My Heart - Hey, Sugar - Teenbeat Seachange - SF - Lay Of The Land - Matador Robert Pollard - The Numbered Head - From A Compound Eye - Merge 11:00pm The Posies - Song Of A Baker - The End Unleashed - 3:23 Reckerds The Essex Green - Snakes In The Grass - Cannibal Sea - Merge Sparks - Waterproof - Hello Young Lovers - In The Red Islands - Where There's A Will, There's A Whalebone - Return To The Sea - Equator Records A Sunny Day In Glasgow - C'mon - The Sunniest Day Ever EP - Self Quasi - Poverty Sucks - When The Going Gets Dark - Touch And Go The White Stripes - Screwdriver - The White Stripes - Sympathy For The Record Industry Dead Low Tide - Don't Mind If I Do - Dead Low Tide - Tiger Style Mclusky - Undress For Success - Mcluskyism - Too Pure Constantines - Some Party - Constantines - SubPop Robyn Hitchcock - It Sounds Great When You're Dead - I Often Dream Of Trains - Rhino Holly Golightly - No Big Thing - Holly Golightly's Singles Round-Up - Damaged Goods Jonathan Richman - Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love - Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love - Vapor/Sanctuary The New Pornographers - These Are The Fables - Twin Cinema - Matador The Arcade Fire - Crown Of Love - Funeral - Merge
Posted by Johnny Koch at 12:37 AM
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Tonight was my glorious pledge drive shift! I used to really look forward to pledge drives, since it was a chance to meet other DJ's and see how they did their shows. I've always volunteered on other evening rock shows, for solidarity if nothing else. My first pledge shift of this drive was on Thursday night from 10pm to 1am. It was the last night for "I'm Not Here To Make Friends". When I signed up for the shift, I didn't know that Patrick and Melissa were planning on moving to Seattle, and this would be their last show. It was sad that there weren't a lot of calls, but then there are usually fewer calls during pledge drive shows. I think people are intimidated. I also stayed for "Catch A Wave", a new show hosted by Austin. He sat in on my show a couple months ago, and I had him DJ for half an hour. He plays all vinyl, and lots of sixties stuff. He's also agreed to cover my show for 2 weeks while I'm on vacation. My next show is tomorrow at 10am during "Cover The Earth", I believe. I'm not very well versed in world music, so it should be interesting, especially since I'll be running on very little sleep. I was toying with the idea of biking out to Evergreen, and then to work afterwords, but it might be a bit much on six hours sleep. We'll see what the morning brings. Music-wise, the show was kind of fragmented. Having pledge breaks and other people around throws me off. I tend to get self-consious. It also means little to no air guitar. I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't a new Fancey album. I'm setting up a phone interview with Todd Fancey (Fancey, New Pornographers, Tennessee Twin), and the Music Director said there was a new album. As it turns out, it's just a reissue of his first album. According to his myspace page, he has an album out called the Magical Summer EP, but nothing too recent. I hope the interview goes better than the Of Montreal interview. I'll have to be more prepared.
Posted by Johnny Koch at 12:51 AM
One Chord To Another Playlist for 3/13/06 9:00 pm Mates Of State - Think Long - Bring It Back - Barsuk The Shins - One By One All Day - Oh, Inverted World - SubPop Speaker Speaker - Again & Again - Again & Again & Again - Self Built To Spill - Kicked It In The Sun - Perfect From Now On - Warner Bros. Film School - Breet - Film School - beggars Banquet I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - At Last Is All - Fear Is On Our Side - Secretly Canadian Dept. Of Energy - Cowboys & Aliens - EP - Roam Fancey - Carry Me - Fancey - March Starlight Mints - San Diego - Built On Squares - PIAS Spoon - The Fitted Shirt - Girls Can Tell - Merge 10:00 pm Belle & Sebastian - The Blues Are Still Blue - The Life Pursuit - Matador The Boy Least Likely To - I See Spiders When I Close My Eyes - The Best Party Ever - Too Young To Die The Smittens - Party Time - A Little Revolution - North Of January The Essex Green - This Isn't Farmlife - Cannibal Sea - Merge The Tennessee Twin - Oh, Darkness - Free To Do What - Mint Tortoise & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Calvary Cross - The Brave and The Bold - Overcoat XTC - Science Friction - White Music - Virgin Radio Birdman - Murder City Nights - The Essential Radio Birdman 74-78 - SubPop Talking Heads - Crosseyed And Painless - The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads - Rhino Television - See No Evil - Marquee Moon - Elektra Mclusky - There Ain't No Fool In Ferguson - Mcluskyism - Too Pure Yo La Tengo - Big Day Coming - Painful - Matador 11:00 pm They Might Be Giants - Caroline, No - Indestructible Object - Barsuk Brian Wilson - Good Vibrations - SMiLE - Nonesuch Ken Stringfellow - Reveal Love - Touched - Manifesto John Vanderslice - Cool Purple Mist - Life and Death of an American Four-Tracker [1981-2000] New Pornographers - Jackie Dressed In Cobras - Twin Cinema - Matador Sage - Buzzsaw - 7th Standard Road - Will Joel RL Phelps and the Downer Trio - Be First! - Customs - Moneyshot Sonic Youth - Radical Adults Lick Godhead Style - Murray Street - DGC Young Fresh Fellows - When I'm Lonely Again/One Day You Die - This One's For The Ladies - Frontier Pink Mountaintops - Cold Criminals - Axis Of Evol - Jagjaguwar The Sonics - Have Love Will Travel - Here Are The Sonics - Norton Velvet Underground - Foggy Notion - VU - Verve
Posted by Johnny Koch at 12:46 AM
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
I was lucky to make it in tonight. I came down with a horrible cold last week, starting with a sore throat during my show. It progressed into this super-cold, which I found out may have been a respiratory flu. By Wednesday night, I was totally congested with a fever and the chills. I stayed home from work Thursday and Friday, and by Saturday was beginning to feel like I was through the worst of it. It's still lingering around, but I feel much better. Tonight was my first 9pm show. I had a really busy day, and went in to the studio straight from a meeting. John Ford was there, but both he and his co-host weren't feeling well, so they aired a syndicated program. Normally, it's a live talk show. John took off early, and I had the place to myself to get ready. I finished my coffee about 8:45, and realized that was the only liquid that I had in the studio. Oops. There were two really good shows in town tonight. Laura Viers and Wet Confetti were playing on campus at Evergreen, and Nudity, DMBQ, King Cobra, and zZz were playing at the Yes Yes downtown. I would have gone to either of those shows if I hadn't been on the air. zZz are from Amsterdam (if it's the same band I'm thinking of), and I really liked their CD from last year, "The Sound Of zZz". Next Monday, Karl Blau and Calvin Johnson have a show at the Yes Yes during my show. Since when is Monday the new show night? Since I had three hours to fill, I got to listen to lots of new music. We got the new Mates Of State CD, "Bring It Back", which is their first release on Seattle's Barsuk Records. I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of the album. We also got the new Pink Mountaintops CD, "Axis Of Evol". They're playing at the Crocodile Cafe tomorrow night. I haven't listened to their first album, but I'm a big fan of Black Mountain, which share several of the same folks. Check out www.jerkwithabomb.com for more info on the Black Mountain Army. It's nice being home a bit earlier, although it'll be even better when we have another show at 11pm. Next week is the big Spring Pledge Drive show! I'll be doing some pledge drive stuff on this Thursday during "I'm Not Here To Make Friends" and "Catch A Wave", and then on Tuesday from 10am to 1pm (I think). Pledge now at www.kaosradio.org!
Posted by Johnny Koch at 12:57 AM
One Chord To Another March 6, 2006 9:00pm New Pornographers - Sing Me Spanish Techno - Twin Cinema - Matador Pink Mountaintops - Cold Criminals - Axis Of Evol - Jagjaguwar Wet Confetti - Apple Disaster - This Is So Illegal (Do It Fast) - Self Robert Pollard - Lightshow - From A Compound Eye - Merge The Wrens - Hopeless - The Meadowlands - Absolutely Kosher Mates Of State - For The Actor - Bring It Back - Barsuk Dept. Of Energy - One Last Wish For Claire Grogan - EP - Roam Sparks - Perfume - Hello Young Lovers - In The Red The King Cobra - This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us - Tracks And Fields - Kill Rock Stars zZz - House Of Sin - Sound of zZz - Howler Built To Spill - Goin' Against Your Mind - You In Reverse - Warner Bros. 10:00pm Elvis Costello - (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes - My Aim Is True - Stiff/Columbia The Minus Five - With A Gun - The Minus Five - Yep Roc Young Fresh Fellows - Picture Book - This One's For The Ladies - Frontier Of Montreal - Wraith Pinned To Mist (And Other Games) - The Sunlandic Twins - Polyvinyl Belle And Sebastian - Another Sunny Day - The Life Pursuit - Matador The Essex Green - Elsinore - Cannibal Sea - Merge I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - Lights - Fear Is On Our Side - Secretly Canadian Destroyer - Painter In Your Pocket - Destroyer's Rubies - Merge XTC - Snowman - English Settlement - Virgin The Boy Least Likely To - Paper Cuts - The Best Party Ever - To Young To Die Bossanova - Rare Brazil - Hey, Sugar - Teenbeat The Weather Machines - Stains Of Saints - The Sound Of Pseudoscience - Tigers Against Crime!!! 11:00pm Talking Heads - I'm Not In Love - The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads - Rhino Pansy Division - Spiral - The Essential Pansy Division - Alternative Tentacles The Dials - Do You Want Me? - Flex Time - Latest Flame Fastback - Always Tomorrow - A Very, Very Powerful Motor - Popllama Irving - Situation - Death In The Garden, Blood On the Flowers - Eenie Meenie Demon - Sister In Love - Envelopes - Brille Spoon - The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine - All Tomorrow's Parties 3.1 - ATP Records The Replacements - Unsatisfied - Let It Be - TwinTone/Restless Hypatia Lake - Joseph And The Divine Intervention Of The Recreational Center - "...And We Shall Call Him Joseph" - Sad Robot Karl Blau - Crashing Waves - Beneath Waves - K Laura Viers - Galaxies - Year Of Meteors - Nonesuch Kaleidoscope - Suite-T - (The Sounds Of) Kaleidoscope - Hackshop The Battles - Omega Man - Tomorrow's Eager Hands - Soft Abuse
Posted by Johnny Koch at 12:55 AM