Sunday, December 18, 2011

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 17 DEC. 2011


As far as Xmas records, it get tough to find something that's not tired and, well, interesting. The recent offering by She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward), A Very She & Him Christmas, was a pleasant surprise. M. Ward's arrangements and sparse guitar accompaniments fit nicely behind Deschanel's excellent vocals. She has just that touch of "theater singing" with jazz and pop touches to make it her own. Where's the reindeer?
BOY WONDER'S HOT CIRCLES/ 10PM-MIDNIGHT

Vaquina Mansa/ CESARIA EVORA (’99, CafĂ© Atlantico) [1941-2011]

Bossa Cubana/ LOS ZAFIROS (‘60s, ’99 collection, Bossa Cubana)

Ya Se Ha Muerto Mi Abuelo/ JAUNECO Y SU COMBO (’07 collection, The Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru)

Dis-Moi Oui/ EL REGO ('60s, ’11 collection, El Rego et Ses Commandos)

(My Baby Loves) Chili Dogs/ DUSTY BROOKS (‘51, ’11 collection, The Oxford American Southern Music CD #13)*

Memories Are Made of This/ DEAN MARTIN (‘56)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas/ SHE & HIM (’11, A Very She & Him Christmas)*

‘Til the Real Thing Comes Along / NICK LOWE (’11, The Old Magic)

Salt Water/ ZOE BOEKBINDER (’11, Darling Specimens)*


Daisy, Where Did You Go/ MARISSA NADLER (’11, self titled)

Skyway/ THE REPLACEMENTS (’87, Pleased to Meet Me)

15 Feet of Pure White Snow/ NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS (’01, No More Shall We Part)

Christmas Time Is Here/ WOODS (’11, MP3 single)*

The Wicked &The Blind/ THE DO (’11, Both Ways Open Jaws)*

IRM/ CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG (’09, IRM)


69 Annee Erotique/ SERGE GAINSBOURG ('69, '03 collection, Intials S.G.)

Just to Walk That Little Girl Home/ MINK DEVILLE (’80, Le Chat Bleu)

Heroes & Villians/ THE BEACH BOYS (’67, ’11 issue, The Smile Sessions)*

Nothing Is Good Enough/ AIMEE MANN (’99, Bachelor No. 2)

God’s Comic/ ELVIS COSTELLO (’89, Spike)

Yacht Dance/ XTC (’82, English Settlement)

Waterloo Sunset/ THE KINKS (’67, Something Else)


We Could Send Letters/ AZTEC CAMERA (’83, High Land, Hard Rain)

Moon Over Goldboro/ THE MOUNTAIN GOATS (’06, Get Lonely)

Safe Travels (Don’t Die)/ LISA HANNIGAN (’11, Passenger)*

Blue Christmas/ SHE & HIM (’11, A Very She & Him Christmas)*

Streets of Your Town/ THE GO-BETWEENS (’88, 16 Lovers Lane)


Tenere Taquim Tossam/ TINARIWEN ('11, Tassili)


*new or recent release



Sunday, December 11, 2011

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5, SAT., 10 DEC. 2011


Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Marissa Nadler released her fifth release, Marissa Nadler, on her own Box of Cedar label. And, it's an amazing sleeper. Produced and engineered by Brian McTear, who runs the Philly-based Miner Street/Cycle Sound Recordings, where Sharon Van Etten recorded her breakthrough record epic. Nadler's songs are nuanced, with a gorgeous sound that compliments her voice and song with simple perfection. Hence, Ms. Adler's recent record snuck into my "Best of 2011" list.
BOY WONDER'S HOT CIRLCES/ 10PM-MIDNIGHT

Fever/ LITTLE WILLIE JOHN (’56)

In the Basement, Pt. 1/ ETTA JAMES & SUGAR PIE DESANTO (’66)

Misery/ BARRETT STRONG (’61)

How Long/ CHARLES BRADLEY (’11, No Time For Dreaming)

Money is King/ LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS (’09, My World)

Uzi (Pink Ring)/ EL MICHELS AFFAIR (’09, Enter the 37th Chamber)

How Long Do I Have To Wait For You/ SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS (’05, Naturally)

Love Ain’t Nothing/ JOHNNY NASH (’64)

Bad Boy [’57, Lil Armstrong]/ MINK DeVILLE (’80, Le Chat Bleu)

She Wants to Mambo/ JOHNNY THUNDERS & PATTI PALLIDIN (’88, Copy Cats)

Lucille/ LITTLE RICHARD (’57)


Bedroom Eyes/ DUM DUM GIRLS (’11, Only in Dreams)

Baby I Love You/ THE RONETTES (’63)

Hanna/ PARTING GIFTS (’11, Strychnine Dandelion)

Gold on the Ceiling/ THE BLACK KEYS (’11, El Camino)*

Baby Strange/ T. REX (’72, Slider)

Top of the World/ CHEAP TRICK (’78, Heaven Tonight)


Cruella DeVille/ THE REPLACEMENTS (’88, ’97 collection, All For Nothing) [Sire]

Satisfied/ TOM WAITS (’11, Bad As Me)* [Anti-]

Don’t You Want It/ GOLDEN MEAN (’05, Black Operation) [Feralette]

Stars/ THE CLEAN (’01, Getaway) [Merge]

Covers/ THE SEA & CAKE (’11, The Moonlight Butterfly)* [Thrill Jockey]

Doors Unlocked and Open/ DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE (’11, Codes And Keys) [Atlantic]

Knots/ LISA HANNIGAN (’11, Passenger)* [ATO] [3:30]


The Sun Always Reminds Me of You/ MARISSA NADLER (’11, self titled)

Father to a Sister to a Thought/ PAVEMENT (’95, Wowee Zowie)

Candy Says/ VELVET UNDERGROUND (’69, self titled)

Nighttime/ BIG STAR (’78, Third/ Sister Lovers)

You Are Not Alone/ MARVIS STAPLES (’10, You Are Not Alone)


Valley of Tears/ SOLOMON BURKE ('06, Nashville)


*new or recent release

Sunday, December 4, 2011

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 3 DEC. 2011


Brooklyn-based singer/ songwriter Lia Ices is a recent newcomer, attracting the likes of Bon Iver. Signed to Jagjaguwar, she's currently on tour with The Sea and Cake. She'll be appearing with them on Sun., Dec. 4th, at Arcata, CA's Jambalaya. Hope the sound will be A-OK (more than the crowd number). Do these two very good acts a favor and show up on Sun. night (roughly 'round 9 p.m.).
BOY WONDER'S HOT CIRCLES/ 10PM-MIDNIGHT

A Salty Salute/ GUIDED BY VOICES (’95, Alien Lanes)

Quality of Armor/ GUIDED BY VOICES (’93, Propeller)

Bedroom Eyes/ DUM DUM GIRLS (’11, Only in Dreams)*

Kid/ THE PRETENDERS (’79, self titled)

Desire/ ANNA CALVI (’11, self titled)

Heads Will Roll/ ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (’83, Porcupine)

LA/ ELLIOTT SMITH (’00, Figure 8)

Back of a Car/ BIG STAR (’74, Radio City)

We Will Become Silhouettes/ THE SHINS (’05, Believer: I Am Not Going to Stab You)


Fallen Leaves/ TEENAGE FANCLUB (’05, Man-Made)

Pas la Peine (Oh No Not Again)/ NOUS NON PLUS (’11, Freudian Slip)*

Man Invented Corners/ LILA NELSON (’11, The Fret & the Fray)*

Dreaming/ ALLO DARLIN’ (’10, self titled)

Poor Old Soul, Pt. 1/ ORANGE JUICE (’79, Glasgow School)

Yet Another Girl/ STEPHIN MERRITT (’11 collection, Obscurities)*

36 Inches High/ NICK LOWE (’78, Jesus of Cool)

The Fall of the World’s Own Optimist/ AIMEE MANN (’99, Bachelor No. 2)


Up on Crutches/ THE SEA AND CAKE (’07, Everybody)

Wonderful/ THE BEACH BOYS (’67, ’11 issue, The Smile Sessions)*

The Sun Always Reminds Me of You/ MARISSA NADLER (’11, self titled)*

Save Yourself/ SHARON VAN ETTEN (’10, epic)

Knots/ LISA HANNIGAN (’11, Passenger)*

The End/ THE LOWER 48 (’11, Where All Maps End)*


The Boy Wonders/ AZTEC CAMERA (‘83, High Land, Hard Rain)

Little Marriage/ LIA ICES (’11, Grown Unknown)

City Bird/ JESCA HOOP (’11, Snowglobe ep)

Riotriot/ tUnE-yArDs (’11, whokill)

Sister on the Radio/ DENGUE FEVER (’11, Cannibal Courtship)

Kiss Me/ TOM WAITS (’11, Bad As Me)*

Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl/ MINK DEVILLE (’77, Cabretta)


Over Again/ EILEN JEWELL ('11, Queen of the Minor Key)


*new or recent release



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

GM MUSIC BOX/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 28 NOV. 2011


Singer/songwriter Lisa Hannigan has recently released her superb sophomore solo recording, Passenger, produced by Joe Henry. It's a growth from her 2009 debut, Sea Sew, with excellent musicianship, arrangements and stronger songs. It's her singing, however, that gives her the edge - her delivery, with her Irish lilt, is, well, lovely. Absolutely. Hannigan's a songwriter to keep an eye on (and that's not too hard!).
BW SUBBAGE/ 10PM-MIDNIGHT

Instant This/ WILL MARTINA (’11, The Dam Levels)*

Blues For the Double Vee/ JENNY SCHEINMAN (’11, Mischief & Mayhem)

Floored/ THE NELS CLINE SINGERS (’10, Initiate)

Strike/ TAYLOR HO BYNAM SEXTET (’11, Apparent Distance)*


Sidi Mansour/ SIR RICHARD BISHOP (’09, The Freak of Araby)

Red Shoes (live)/ TOM WAITS (’88, Big Time)

The Water Under the Moon/ A HAWK AND A HACKSAW (’05, Darkness at Noon)

Cursed Sleep (live)/ BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY WITH HAREM SCAREM AND ALEX NEILSON (’08, Is It the Sea?)

Odd Said the Doe/ NINA NASTASIA & JIM WHITE (’07, You Follow Me)

Knots/ LISA HANNIGAN (’11, Passenger)*


The End/ THE LOWER 48 (’11, Where All Maps End)*

Old Old Fashioned/ FRIGHTENED RABBIT (’08, The Midnight Organ Fight)

Michigan Girls/ CALIFONE (’03, Quicksand/Cradlesnakes)

Emily (live)/ FREEDY JOHNSTON (w/ Cameron Grieder) (’00, Live at 33 1/3)

City Bird/ JESCA HOOP (’11, Snowglobe ep)*

Dead Horse/ ROBIN HOLCOMB (’06, Rogue’s Gallery)

Saro/ SAM AMIDON (’07, All Is Well)

Save Yourself/ SHARON VAN ETTEN (’10, epic)

One Stolen Moment/ PETE MOLINARI (’08, A Virtual Landslide)


Take Care the Road You Choose/ RICHARD THOMPSON (’07, Sweet Warrior)

I’m on Fire/ WHITEY MORGAN & THE 78’S (’08, Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels)

State Trooper/ BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (’82, Nebraska)

Ramblin’ Man/ HANK WILLIAMS (’53)


Back of a Crowd/ TOM WAITS ('11, Bad As Me)*


*new or recent release


Sunday, November 6, 2011

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 5 NOV. 2011


After finishing the pop masterpiece, Pet Sounds, Brian Wilson led The Beach Boys into the studio to record Smile, attempting to put together a "teenage symphony to God." However, due to the band's resistance and drugs and a breakdown, Smile was never completed or officially released. Now, Wilson, Scott Litt and others put together the definitive version of the most famous record never released. Until now. And it's brilliant.
BOY WONDER' S HOT CIRCLES/ 10PM-MIDNIGHT

Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress/ THE HOLLIES (’72)

In World/ TELEVISION (’92, self titled)

Million Miles Away (live)/ THE PLIMSOULS ('81, ’10 issue, Live! Beg, Borrow & Steal)

Avalanche Aminos/ GUIDED BY VOICES (’00, Hold on Hope EP)

Open My Eyes/ NAZZ (’68)

Get Over You/ THE UNDERTONES (’79, self titled)

You Sound Like Your Sick/ THE RAMONES (’81, Pleasant Dreams)

Funny Face/ THE MUFFS (’95, Blonder and Blonder)


Jeepster/ T. REX (’71, Electric Warrior)

Will Anything Happen?/ BLONDIE (’78, Parallel Lines)

Bedroom Eyes/ DUM DUM GIRLS (’11, Only in Dreams)*

Middle of the Road/ THE PRETENDERS (’82, Learning to Crawl)

Working Too Hard/ THE BEAT (’05, ’79, self titled)

Little Girl/ SYNDICATE OF SOUND (’66)

Short Version/ WILD FLAG (’11, self titled)*

Subzero Fun/ AUTOLUX (’04, Future Perfect)

Stay Don’t Go/ SPOON (’02, Kill the Moonlight)


Our Prayer/ BEACH BOYS (’67, ’11 issue, The Smile Sessions)*

Good Vibrations/ THE BEACH BOYS (’67, ’11 issue, The Smile Sessions)*

Surfer’s Hymn/ PANDA BEAR (’11, Tomboy)

Blue Bell Knoll/ COCTEAU TWINS (’88, Blue Bell Knoll)

The Meeting Place/ XTC (’86, Skylarking)

Big Sky/ THE KINKS (’68, The Village Green Preservation Society)

Seven Seas/ ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (’84, Ocean Rain)

Soliel/ IAIN ARCHER (’06, Magnetic North)


Knots/ LISA HANNIGAN (’11, Passenger)*

Rope & Summit/ JUNIP (’10, Fields)

Civilian/ WYE OAK (’11, Civilian)

Kiss Me/ TOM WAITS (’11, Bad as Me)*


Cursed Sleep (live, 08)/ BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY with HAREM SCAREM AND ALEX NEILSON (’08, Is It the Sea?)

*new or recent release


Sunday, October 23, 2011

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 22 OCT. 2011


Alas, after 27 years of marriage and work together, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, the grand longstanding couple of Sonic Youth, made an official announcement of their break-up. It is not sure how this will affect Sonic Youth's future. Here's a blogsite for further details.
BOY WONDER'S HOT CIRCLES/ 10PM-MIDNIGHT

Tomorrow Night / ELVIS PRESLEY (’54)

Shakin’ All Over/ JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES (’60)

Devil Doll/ X (’83, More Fun in the New World)

You’ve Got My Number (Why Don’t You Use It?)/ THE UNDERTONES (’80, Hypnotised)

Girlfriend/ MATTHEW SWEET (’90, Girlfriend)

Consolation Prizes/ IGGY POP & JAMES WILLIAMSON (’77, ’10 reimixed reissue, Kill City)

Preaching the Blues/ GUN CLUB (’81, Fire of Love)

Burn, Oh Junk Pile, Burn/ HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & THE BROKEOFFS (’11, No Help Coming)


Keep On Hoppin’/ THE MEKONS (’87, Honky Tonkin)

Real Men/ THE JAZZ BUTCHER (’84, Scandal in Bohemia)

Racehorse/ WILD FLAG (’11, self titled)*

Rosewood, Wax, Voltz + Glitter/ RED RED MEAT (’95, Bunny Gets Paid)

Airbag/ RADIOHEAD (’98, Airbag/ How Am I Driving ep)

Marquee Moon/ TELEVISION (’77, Marquee Moon)


Sing! Captain/ HANDSOME FURS (’07, Plague Park)

Scream (‘Till You Make the Scene)/ STEPHIN MERRITT (’11 collection, Obscurities)*

16 Years/ PHANTOGRAM (’11, Nightlife)*

Trails/ ASOBI SEKSU (’11, Fluorescence)

Shade and Honey/ SPARKLEHORSE (’06, Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain)

Red Desert/ PERNICE BROTHERS (’05, Discover a Lovelier You)


‘Till the Real Thing Comes Along/ NICK LOWE (’11, The Old Magic)*

The Poor Side of Town/ JOHNNY RIVERS (’66)

Superstar [L. Russell]/ SONIC YOUTH (’94 compilation, If I Were a Carpenter)

Dressy/ REIGNING SOUND (’02, Time Bomb High School)

Everywhere With Helicopter/ JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT (’11, Sing For Your Meat: Tribute to Guided By Voices)

By the Time I Get to Phoenix [J. Webb]/ NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (’86, Kicking Against the Pricks)


Breathless [N. Cave]/ CAT POWER ('08, Jukebox, bonus track)


*new or recent release

Sunday, October 16, 2011

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 15 OCT. 2011


Irish singer/songwriter Ken Griffin roamed the States with his first band, Rollerskate Skinny, then later, he moved to Brooklyn and formed Favorite Sons. An eccentric talent and good bartender; it is unknown what he's doing these days (Mr. Griffin get in touch with me!). Check out Favorite Sons' 2006 release, Down Beside Your Beauty on Vice Records.
BOY WONDER'S HOT CIRCLES/ 10PM-MIDNIGHT

Holiday Cheer/ THE MARTINIS (’11 collection, Charles “Packy” Axton: Late Late Party)*

Palm of Your Hannd/ DOLLY LYON (‘50s, 7” single) [DRA]

I’m Shakin’/ THE BLASTERS (’81, self titled)

Love Ain’t Nothing/ JOHNNY NASH (’64, 7” single) [Argo]

The Pendulum/ THE ETTES (’11, Wicked Will)*

The Prowl/ DAN AUERBACH (’09, Keep It Hid)

Romance/ WILD FLAG (’11, self titled)*

Hey Luciani/ THE FALL (’86, ’90 collection, A Sides)

Kill A Billionaire/ KEN GRIFFIN (’02)

Scream (‘Till You Make the Scene)/ STEPHIN MERRITT (’11 collection, Obscurities)*


When You’re Away From Me/ FAVORITE SONS (’06, Down Beside Your Beauty)

Look Back in Anger/ DAVID BOWIE (’79, Lodger)

Heads Will Roll/ ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (’82, Porcupine)

Desire/ ANNA CALVI (’11, self titled)

Swimming Horses/ SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES (’84, Hyena)

Caught in One/ DUM DUM GIRLS (’11, Only in Dreams)*

Crazy About You/ THE HELLCATS (’90, Hoodoo Train)


Standing O/ WILCO (’11, The Whole Love)*

Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting/ ELTON JOHN ’73, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road)

Keep On Runnin’/ SPENCER DAVIS GROUP (’66)

Time the Avenger/ THE PRETENDERS (’84, Learn to Crawl)

I Will Dare/ THE REPLACEMENTS (’84, Let It Be)

Aqui en mi nube/ SONIA (‘60s, ’11 collection, Chicas! Spanish Female Singers 1962-1974)

When Saturday Comes/ THE UNDERTONES (’81, Positive Touch)

Feelin’ (’89, BBC version)/ THE LA’S (’06 collection, BBC in Session)

If I Needed Someone/ THE BEATLES (’65, Rubber Soul)

Ain’t That Enough/ TEENAGE FANCLUB (’97, Songs From Northern Britain)


Picture of a Bird/ FRUIT BATS (’11, Tripper)*

Porno Starlet vs. Rodeo Clown / CALIFONE (’01, Roomsound)

Several Shades of Why/ J. MASCIS (’11, Several Shades of Why)

What It All Means/ SAM PHILLIPS (’09, Fantastic and Spectacular: Believer Music Issue Comp.)

Tell Me Now So I Know/ HOLLY GOLIGHTLY (’03, Truly She Is None Other)

Beautiful View/ LUNA (’97, Pup Tent)


I'm Gonna Wait/ GEORGE JACKSON ('67)


*new or recent release



Sunday, October 9, 2011

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 8 OCT. 2011


Faux-French indie band (it means that they are not a "real" French band), Nous Non Plus, based in NY, with stage names such as Celine Dijon and Jean-Luc Retard, among others, just released a "faux" debut record, Freudian Slip. It's sung in French and it's fun and it's "indie." French pop with humor and excellent pop licks. Tres magnifique!
BOY WONDER'S HOT CIRCLES/ 10PM-MIDNIGHT

Margerine Rock/ STEREOLAB (’04, Margerine Eclipse)

Pas la Peine/ NOUS NON PLUS (’11, Freudian Slip)*

Run in the Dust/ JOHNNY MARR/ 7 WORLDS COLLIDE (’09, The Sun Came Out)

Doors Unlocked and Open/ DEATHCAB FOR CUTIE (’11, Codes and Keys)*

The Couples/ THE LONG BLONDES (’08, Couples)

Summer Fun/ TAMMAR (’11, Visits)*

Bedroom Eyes/ DUM DUM GIRLS (‘11, Only in Dreams)*


Swing Set/ THE CUTTERS (’01, Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!)

Tell That Girl to Shut Up/ TINA & THE TOTAL BABES (’01, She’s So Tuff)

Tattooed Love Boys/ PRETENDERS (’80, self titled)

Don’t Lose Your Mind/ LORETTE VELVETTE (’00, Rude Angel)

Saying Goodbye/ THE MUFFS (’93, self titled)

Racehorse/ WILD FLAG (’11, self titled)*

Hammering-Castle-Bird-Man/ MIKE WATT + THE MISSINGMEN (’10, Hyphentated-Man)


Thick As Thieves/ THE JAM (’79, Setting Sons)

The Unguarded Moment/ THE CHURCH (’81, Of Skins and Heart)

Glad Girls/ GUIDED BY VOICES (’01, Isolation Drills)

Ghost on the Highway/ GUN CLUB (’81, Fire of Love)

Mystery Plane(original mix)/ THE CRAMPS (’80, Songs the Lord Taught Us)

I Could Be Lost/ ELEVENTH DREAM DAY (’91, Lived to Tell)

Top of the World/ CHEAP TRICK (’78, Heaven Tonight)

All Around the Houses/ HOLLY GOLIGHTLY (’03, Truly She is None Other)


No One Is (As I Are Be)/ STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS (’11, Mirror Traffic)*

Jeannie’s Diary/ EELS (’00, Daises of the Galaxy)

Needle of Death [Bert Jansch]/ YO LA TENGO (’03, Today is the Day! ep) +

The Farthest Lights/ FREEDY JOHNSTON (’99, Blue Days Black Nights)

Save Yourself/ SHARON VAN ETTEN (’10, Epic)

Raphael/ COCOROSIE (’07, The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn)

+Bert Jansch, 1943-2011


Just One More Day (live)/ OTIS REDDING ('66, '10 issue, Live on the Sunset Strip)


*new or recent release

Sunday, October 2, 2011

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 1 OCT. 2011


Wilco offers their 8th studio record, The Whole Love, and it just might rank up amongst its finest. Released on the band's own label, dBpm, The Whole Love, is definitely the logical follow-up to 2007's Sky Blue Sky, and songs such as "Art of Almost" is brilliant.
BOY WONDER'S HOT CIRCLES/ 10PM-MIDNIGHT

Real Live Flesh/ TUNE-YARDS (‘09, Bird-Brains)

The Merry Barracks/ DEERHOOF (’11, Deerhoof vs Evil)

Art of Almost/ WILCO (’11, The Whole Love)*

Candy Machine/ STEVE WYNN & THE MIRACLE 3 (‘03, Static Transmission)

Short Version/ WILD FLAG (’11, self titled)*

Submarines of Stockholm/ A.C. NEWMAN (’09, Get Guilty)

Caught in One/ DUM DUM GIRLS (’11, Only in Dreams)*


New Hampshire/ SONIC YOUTH (’04, Sonic Nurse)

Left On/ THE SEA AND CAKE (’07, Everybody)

Turn on Me/ THE SHINS (’07, Wincing the Night Away)

Crimson Enemy/ THE BATS (’09, The Guilty Office)

Summer Fun/ TAMMAR (’11, Visits)*

Girl Afraid/ THE SMITHS (’84, Hatful of Hollow)

Dreaming/ ALLO DARLIN’ (’10, self titled)


My Mistakes/ ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER (’11, Last Summer)*

The Way You Walk/ PAPAS FRITAS (’00, Buildings and Grounds)

Scream (‘Till You Make the Scene)/ STEPHIN MERRITT (’11, Obscurities)*

Yassassin/ DAVID BOWIE (’79, Lodger)

Ballad of Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)/ ALESSI’S ARK (’11 comp., Harrison Covered)* [Mojo Magazine]

All of a Sudden/ XTC (’82, English Settlement)

You’re Welcome/ THE UNDERTONES (’81, Positive Touch)


Saw Kill River/ DEVENDRA BANHART (’05, Cripple Creek)

Bus Stop/ THE HOLLIES (’66)

Chevy Mangold/ BOSTON SPACESHIPS (’11, Let It Beard)*

In the Core of the Flame/ THE GO-BETWEENS (’86, Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express)

Si Tu Disais/ FRANCOIZ BREUT (’00, Vingt a Trente Mille Jourse)

Cotton/ THE MOUNTAIN GOATS (’04, We Shall All Be Healed)

Love Lies Bleeding/ PETE MOLINARI (’06, Walking Off the Map)


Quails & Dumplings/ BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY ('11, Wolfroy Goes to Town)*


*new or recent release

Sunday, September 25, 2011

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 24 SEPT. 2011


BOY WONDER'S HOT CIRCLES/ 10PM-MIDNIGHT

Summer Fun/ TAMMAR (’11, Visits)*

Jigsaw Falling Into Place/ RADIOHEAD (’08, In Rainbows)

Howl/ JUNIP (’10, Fields)

Art of Almost/ WILCO (’11, The Whole Love)*

Here to Fall/ YO LA TENGO (’09, Popular Songs)


Melody/ SERGE GAINSBOURG (’71, ’09 reissue, Historie de Melody Nelson)

Pink&Sour/ CALIFONE (’06, Roots & Crowns)

Crystalline (Omar Souleyman Version)/ BJORK AND THE OMAR SOULEYMAN GROUP (’11, single)*

Aynali Koruk/ FERYL ONEY (’06)

Lawl Qalandar Lal/ THE AAY JAYS (’11 collection, Pakistan: Folk and Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976)*

Some Place/ NICK WATERHOUSE (’11, 7” single) [Pres]

Love Is Strange/ JOHNNY THUNDERS & PATTI PALLIDIN (’88, Copy Cats)


I Said No/ PAT CLAYTON (’56)

Seven Day Fool/ ETTA JAMES (’61)

Love Ain’t Nothing/ JOHNNY NASH (’64)

Misery/ BARNETT STRONG (’61)

Your Life is Gone/ REPARATA (’72, 09 collection, The Laurie Records Story, Vol. Three)

Don’t Underestimate Me/ THE SAN FRANCISCO SEALS (’94, Nowhere)

Loretta [Nervous Eaters]/ NEKO CASE w/ THE SADIES (’04, The Tigers Have Spoken)

Teardrops in My Pillow/ DUM DUM GIRLS (’11, Only in Dreams)*

Take It With You/ THE ETTES (’09, Do You Want Power)

Racehorse/ WILD FLAG (’11, self titled)*

Long Hard Book/ STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS (‘11, Mirror Traffic)*

Dawned on Me/ WILCO (’11, The Whole Love)*

Twilight Distillery/ THE MINUS 5 (’06, The Epistle Dedicatory)

Chitlin’ Cookin’ time in Cheatham County/ POKEY LaFARGE AND THE SOUTH CITY THREE (’11, 7” single)* [Third Man]


This Land is Your Land/ SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS (’05, Naturally)

*new or recent release