Best of 2009, Leftovers

Show aired on WSUM, 91.7 FM, 2010-01-04, 2-4pm

The station is on an open schedule right now, so spent the afternoon playing some tracks left over from my Best of 2009 show. Here’s the list:

  1. French Navy by Camera Obscura from My Maudlin Career (4AD)
  2. Green River by Real Estate from Real Estate (Woodsist)
  3. You’re A Jerk by Bang Bang Eche from Sonic Death Cuntttt (Self-Released)
  4. Love Comes Close by Cold Cave from Love Comes Close (Matador)
  5. Tonight by The Clientele from Bonfires On The Heath (Merge)
  6. No One Said This Would Be Easy by The Postmarks from Memoirs At The End Of The World (Unfiltered)
  7. Crown On The Ground by Sleigh Bells from Self-Released
  8. Isaiah 45:23 by The Mountain Goats from Life Of The World To Come (4AD)
  9. Hysteric by Yeah Yeah Yeahs from It’s Blitz (Interscope)
  10. This Tornado Loves You by Neko Case from Middle Cyclone (Anti)
  11. Sunday Morning by Beck from Record Club (Self-Released)
  12. No You Don’t by Islands from Vapours (Anti/Epitaph)
  13. So Insane by Discovery from LP
  14. Phantom Limb by Fuck Buttons from Tarot Sport (ATP Recordings)
  15. Rising 5 by Hudson Mohawke from Butter (Warp)
  16. Growls Garden by Clark from Totems Flare (Warp)
  17. Periodically Double Or Triple by Yo La Tengo from Popular Songs (Matador)
  18. Change Of Heart by El Perro Del Mar from Love Is Not Pop (TCG/The Control Group)
  19. The Warm Heart Of Africa by The Very Best from The Warm Heart Of Africa (Green Owl Recordings)
  20. Laura by Girls from Album (True Panther Sounds)
  21. Crying Lightning by Arctic Monkeys from Humbug (Domino)
  22. I Can Be A Frog by The Flaming Lips from Embryonic (Warner)
  23. Combination Pizza Hut & Taco Bell by Das Racist & Wallpaper (Self-Released)
  24. We’re Both In Love With A Sexy Lady by Flight Of The Conchords from I Told You I Was Freaky (Sub Pop/HBO)
  25. Up From Below by Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros from Up From Below (Community Records)
  26. Written In Reverse by Spoon from Written In Reverse Single (Merge)
  27. Stand Up by Lee Fields with Sugarman & Co. from Daptone Gold (Daptone)
  28. I’ll Shoot The Moon by Tom Waits from Glitter And Doom Live (Anti)
  29. Dear God by Monsters Of Folk from Monsters Of Folk (Shangri-La Music)

A couple of thoughts:

Yo La Tengo will be playing in Madison @ Barrymore Theatre, Jan 23, 2010, 8pm. Tickets available via True Endeavors or The Barrymore.

Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell was just too weird of an internet meme to not include. Consider this Pitchfork Review of this song. Also worth considering, this Overcompensating Comic about this song. Then again, maybe that’s just too obscure.

I was sad to see Flight Of The Conchords get canceled, but the series probably had run its course. I would have preferred to play Too Many Dicks (On The Dancefloor), but that’s probably not FCC-friendly. I loved seeing these guys live, since I doubt I’ll get the chance again anytime soon.

Beck’s version of Sunday Morning by The Velvet Underground was one of the highlights of his Record Club project for me. Basically, he and his friends got together to play covers of famous songs by The Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, and Skip Spence. By his friends, I mean Jeff Tweedy, Leslie Feist, and Devendra Banhart. Project is ongoing at Beck’s website.

Don’t forget to listen to the rest of the WSUM Morning Zoo for their Best of 2009 shows the rest of this week, 6-8am on WSUM 91.7 FM (streaming online at

This will be my last time plugging the Madison A.V. Club article on WSUM Morning Zoo Best of 2009 Shows.

Best of 2009 Show, 2010-01-04, 6-8am

The WSUM Morning Zoo got a nice little write up in the Madison A.V. Club for our Best of 2009 shows this week.

Show aired on WSUM, 91.7 FM, 2010-01-04, 6-8am

  1. When I Grow Up by Fever Ray from Fever Ray (Enhanced)
  2. Young Hearts Spark Fire by Japandroids from Post-Nothing (Polyvinyl)
  3. Bells Of Creation by Trail of Dead from The Century of Self (Justice)
  4. What We Know by Sonic Youth from The Eternal (Matador)
  5. Bunuel by Califone from All My Friends Are Funeral Singers (Dead Oceans)
  6. Lovesick Teenagers by Bear In Heaven from Beast Rest Forth Mouth (Hometapes)
  7. While You Wait For The Others by Grizzly Bear from Veckatimest (Warp)
  8. Summertime Clothes by Animal Collective from Merriweather Post Pavillion (Domino)
  9. Famous Last Words by Deerhunter from Rainwater Cassette Exchange (Kranky)
  10. Walkabout (w. Noah Lennox) by Atlas Sound from Logos (Kranky)
  11. Treat Me Like Your Mother by The Dead Weather from Horehound (Warner)
  12. Molalatladi by BLK JKS from After Robots (Secretly Canadian)
  13. I Say Fever by Ramona Falls from Intuit (Barsuk)
  14. Stillness Is The Move by Dirty Projectors from Bitte Orca (Domino)
  15. Basic Space by The XX from The XX (XL)
  16. DJ by Amanda Blank from I Love You (Downtown)
  17. Head Full Of Doubt / Road Full Of Promise by The Avett Brothers from I And Love And You (Sony)
  18. Give Blood by Rain Machine from Rain Machine (Anti)
  19. It’s Not Like That Anymore by Morphine from At Your Service (Rykodisc)
  20. From Africa To Malaga by JJ from JJ No 2 (Sincerely Yours)
  21. Funny Little Frog by God Help The Girl from God Help The Girl (Matador)
  22. Gimme Sympathy by Metric from Fantasies (Metric Music International)
  23. Dominos by The Big Pink from A Brief History Of Love (4AD)
  24. Exploding Head by A Place To Bury Strangers from Exploding Head (Mute)
  25. No You Girls by Franz Ferdinand from Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (Domino)
  26. Life Magazine by Cold Cave from Love Comes Close (Matador)
  27. Glorious Dawn by Carl Sagan from Glorious Dawn Single (Colorpulse/Third Man)