Wednesday, June 03, 2009

FFFreakout #165 (Aired on 6/4/09)

Sylvia Hall - Don't Touch That Thing
Wet Hair - Ordinary Lives
Russian Tsarlag - I Know David
Love Is All - Make Out Fall Out
Abner Jay - I Wanna Job**
Meatballs O.S.T. - Are You Ready for the Summer
Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You (live on Conan O'Brien Show)
The Damned - New Rose
Alternative TV - Action Time Vision
Zola Jesus - Clay Bodies**
Tortoise - Eden 2
Carl Simmons - Scotty Guffy Sings**
Ween - The Mollusk (live at First Avenue)
Lou Snider & The World's Most Dangerous Polka Band - Danke Schoen
Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock
Jim Backus - Delicious

The tracks marked ** came from an excellent compilation that came with the new Yeti #7, one of the best music/art/literature publications in print. Here the are specifics for this issue:

"On the 80-minute CD: rare/previously unreleased music from: Grouper, Abner Jay, Dum Dum Girls, Wooden Shjips, Dutchess and the Duke, Jacuzzi Boys, the Great Unwashed, Nodzzz, Zola Jesus, Crystal Stilts, Finally Punk, 39 Clocks, the Bible Aires Spiritual Singers, Fresh + Onlys, Moon Duo (an awesome W. Shjips "offshoot" band), Explode Into Colors, Limes, Eternal Tapestry, Woods, Christmas Island, some Jamaican gospel -- and yes. even more. Probably the best CD we've ever done.

Inside the 200-page book: Joe Brainard's remarkable book cover designs, a rare manuscript by Abner Jay detailing his time at the antebellum-fetishizing Stepehen Foster Center in Florida, Grouper talking to Ilyas Ahmed, the life and work of poet/educator Nancy Dupree, comics by clients at Portland's Full Life center for developmentally disabled adults, drawings by J. Bradley Earl of Woods, and the music of Black Twig Pickers and Jack Rose. Plus interviews with artist Jim Woodring, author Lynne Tillman, SF-based band the Nodzzz, author/screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer, also SF-based band the Wooden Shjips, and fiction by Mimi Lipson. Contributors include Erik Davis, Doug Elliott, Justin Farrar, Ross Simonini, Sara Jaffe, Kevin Elliott, Jesse Studenberg, and Michael Neault."

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