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Music For Listeners 2008/02/02
Charlie Parr - Live Set Selections
Kitty Kat Klub - Minneapolis, MN - July 26, 2007

1) The Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme"  From the CD 'Anthology'.
2) Lightspeed Champion-"Tell Me What It's Worth"  From the CD 'Falling Off the Lavender Bridge'.
3) Bob Mould-"The Silence Between Us"  From the forthcoming CD 'District Line'.
4) O Fracas-"Fact Finding"  From the brand new 10" single for "Fact Finding".
5) These New Puritans-"Numbers"  From the brand new CD 'Beat Pyramid'.
6) LaCrosse-"Sunshiner"  From the CD 'This New Year Will Be for You and Me'.
7) Super Furry Animals-"Neo Consumer"  From the CD 'Hey Venus'.
8) The Courteeners-"What Took You So Long?"  From the brand new UK CD single for "What Took You So Long?".
9) The Stevenson Ranch Davidians-"Getting By"  From the CD 'Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs'.
10) The Whigs-"Hot Bed"  From the brand new CD 'Mission Control'.
11) Hot Chip-"Ready For The Floor"  From the forthcoming CD 'In the Dark'.
12) Noah and the Whale-"2 Bodies, 1 Heart"  From the brand new 7" single for "2 Bodies, 1 Heart".
13) Jack Penate-"You Send Me"  From the CD single for "Have I Been A Fool?".
14) The Band Formerly Knows as The Dimes-"The 8 4 8 (Demo)"  Unreleased track - as of now.  Another world premiere!!!
15) Vampire Weekend-"Campus"  From the brand new CD 'Vampire Weekend'.
16) Division Day-"Ricky"  From the 2007 CD re-release of 'Beartrap Island'.
17) Big Soy-"Everybody"  From the CD E.P. 'Part of You'.
18) Sam Isaac-"Sideways"  From the brand new CD single for "Sideways".
19) North Sea Radio Orchestra-"Every Day Hath Its Night"  From the CD 'North Sea Radio Orchestra'.
20) Radiohead-"Down Is the New Up (Live from the Basement)"  From the brand new CD single for "Jigsaw/Falling Into Place".
21) Laura Marling-"New Romantic"  From the CD E.P. 'My Manic and I'.
22) Charlie Parr - Selections from a live set - Kitty Kat Klub - Minneapolis, MN - July 26, 2007  Exclusively recorded for broadcast on Music For Listeners.
23) "The Mid-Morning Recording"         Blur-'Parklife'
First off, my only beef about the release of this record is that EMI thought to skimp on the packaging and not add the booklet that came with the UK version. The U.S. version of the booklet is crap. That said...

Blur is certainly one of those super great and super talented bands where each member could lead their own band. We've played some Blur recordings in the past, but this one is pretty special for me. Timeless recordings are certainly what we strive to play during this portion of the show. This album sounds like it could have been recorded yesterday, or maybe even in the early 80's, but at its heart, it sounds like the 20th Century bridging the 21st Century. So many songs on this one that would have to rank up there amongst their best recordings, especially "Jubilee", "London Loves", "To the End", and of course "This Is A Low" is a stunner. "Girls and Boys" may be the worst song on the album, and that still a lively satirical single that is also not too bad as a Pet-Shop Boys rip off. "Magic America" on its own was really deserving of having been picked as a satirical single as well. All of the Blur albums are at the least worth a listen or two, and 'Parklife' is one really deserving of high praise, then and now. As an obvious document of a certain time period, this amazing album is still quite timeless. I may be wrong but this might even be Orly's favorite album by one of his all-time favorite bands. It's also one of those albums that I know someone out there in radio land is listening to as I write this. They are enjoying it as much as I am, because it really is that good. I love playing albums in their entirety. It speaks to the label that an old friend gave me. "Quality monger". "So nice to be in magic America, with all those magic people". Played for Orly, The Mayor of Music Town and anybody happening to be listening in live on the KRTU stream, or the FM dial.
Michael - MFL

24) James-"Sayonara"  From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.

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