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Monday, October 21, 2013
"The Biggest Lie" by Elliott Smith.

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Elliott Smith - The Biggest Lie

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"Shooting Star" by Elliott Smith.

Elliott Smith - “Shooting Star”

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 11/30/12

Thanks to everybody who tuned in to my broadcast of Left of the Dial on WNHU last night. I won’t be on the air next week, but I will return on the 14th to start playing some of my favorite songs of the past year in a three part radio series that will take place over the next three Fridays. 

The full playlist from last night’s show is below, along with a Spotify link to stream the available songs at the bottom*. Thanks again for listening! 

*Edit: Spotify’s embed code doesn’t seem to be working with tumblr today. I will update this if it starts working again in the near future. Until then, I’m afraid you won’t be able to stream this playlist. Oh well! Enjoy it anyway.

  • 1. Bomb The Music Industry! - “25!”
  • 2. Sufjan Stevens - “Alphabet St.” (Prince cover)
  • 3. Anamanaguchi - “Overarrow”
  • 4. Parquet Courts - “Borrowed Time”
  • 5. Title Fight - “Numb, But I Still Feel It”

— Interview with Jamie Rhoden of Title Fight

  • 6. Title Fight - “Head In The Ceiling Fan”
  • 7. Title Fight - “Sympathy”
  • 8. Tigers Jaw - “Between Your Band And The Other Band”
  • 9. The Guru - “Cow”
  • 10. Yo La Tengo - “Avalon Or Someone Very Similar”
  • 11. Red House Painters - “Lord Kill The Pain”
  • 12. Low - “Words” (Live, feat. Benjamin Gibbard)
  • 13. Elliott Smith - “Waltz #2 (XO)”
  • 14. Snowing - “Pump Fake (Demo)”
  • 15. My Heart To Joy - “That Ungodly Arch-Villain Voltaire Is Dead”
  • 16. Joie De Vivre - “Sundays”
  • 17. Koji - “Matches”
  • 18. WHY? - “Gnashville”
  • 19. Radiohead - “These Are My Twisted Words”
  • 20. Elvis Depressedly - “A Bible In A Bath of Bleach”
  • 21. Paul Baribeau - “How Could That Be True”
  • 22. Cat Power - “Empty Shell”
  • 23. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - “Love Letter”
  • 24. Carissa’s Wierd - “Low Budget Slow Motion Soundtrack Song For The Leaving Scene”
  • 25. Sharon Van Etten - “Tornado”
  • 26. Waxahatchee - “Bathtub” (Requested by firewalkwithmel
Saturday, October 20, 2012

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 10/19/12

Thanks to everybody who tuned in for my radio show last night. In retrospect, this playlist was pretty moody. Check out the whole thing below and stream the available tracks via Spotify at the embedded link at the bottom.

  • 1. Ty Segall - “Thank God For Sinners”
  • 2. Wilco - “You Are My Face”
  • 3. Bon Iver - “Holocene”
  • 4. Sun Kill Moon - “Ålesund”
  • 5. Bright Eyes - “Four Winds” (Requested by Blueshadedays)
  • 6. The Jesus And Mary Chain - “Just Like Honey”
  • 7. Converge - “Sadness Comes Home”
  • 8. Titus Andronicus - “Still Life With Hot Deuce On Silver Platter”
  • 9. Burial - “Loner”
  • 10. The Caretaker - “As if one were sinking into sand”
  • 11. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - “Mladic”
  • 12. Cat Power - “Moonshiner”
  • 13. Elliott Smith - “Oh Well, Okay”
  • 14. The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up - “In Focus”
  • 15. Codeine - “Vacancy”
  • 16. Scott Walker - “Big Louise”
  • 17. Beck - “Already Dead”
  • 18. Bright Eyes - “Amy In The White Coat”
  • 19. Jeff Buckley - “Grace”
  • 20. Built To Spill - “Things Fall Apart”
  • 21. Carissa’s Wierd - “Asleep” (The Smiths cover) 

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 10/12/12

Thanks for tuning in to last night’s broadcast of my radio show Left of the Dial on WNHU. Last night’s show was of the autumnal musical persuasion, featuring some perfect fall songs by artists like The Tallest Man On Earth and Yo La Tengo. This is the kind of music that Mr. Autumn Man probably listens to this time of year.

The full playlist is below, and most of the songs are available to stream via Spotify at the embedded link at the bottom.

  • 1. Jens Lekman - “Black Cab”
  • 2. Belle and Sebastian - “Come On Sister”
  • 3. The Velvet Underground - “Sunday Morning” (Live at Max’s Kansas City version)
  • 4. A.C. Newman - “There’s Money In New Wave”
  • 5. Benjamin Gibbard - “Bigger Than Love”
  • 6. Jason Lytle - “Matterhorn”
  • 7. Lower Dens - “Brains”
  • 8. Poliça - “I See My Mother”
  • 9. Purity Ring - “Saltkin”
  • 10. S O H N - “Oscillate”
  • 11. Sharon Van Etten - “Sychophant”
  • 12. The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die - “Gig Life”
  • 13. Elliott Smith - “Son Of Sam” (Requested by blueshadedays)
  • 14. Perfume Genius - “Dark Parts”
  • 15. The Tallest Man On Earth - “The Wild Hunt”
  • 16. Violent Femmes - “Hallowed Ground”
  • 17. Wilco - “Jesus, Etc.”
  • 18. Yo La Tengo - “Tears Are In Your Eyes”
  • 19. WHY? - “Kevin’s Cancer”
  • 20. The Mountain Goats - “Steal Smoked Fish”
  • 21. Titus Andronicus - “In A Small Body”
  • 22. LVL UP - “TOPSIDER”
  • 23. Destroyer - “Your Blood”
  • 24. Morrissey - “Speedway”
  • 25. Radiohead - “Let Down”
  • 26. The Microphones - “I Felt Your Shape”
  • 27. Okkervil River - “John Allyn Smith Sails”
  • 28. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - “Biomusicology”

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 9/28/12

Thanks for tuning in to my radio show Left of the Dial last night. We had a lot of fun in studio spinning classic 00’s indie rock along with new stuff. I played a track from that new Spook Houses LP Trying, which I reviewed recently, as well as a song from the Waxahatchee album that I also reviewed. Both of those LPs are great if you haven’t heard them already. 

Check out the full playlist from the show last night below, and stream it via Spotify at the embedded link below that. Tune in again next Friday for another live broadcast.

  • 1. Nana Grizol - “Galaxies”
  • 2. Woods - “Cali In A Cup”
  • 3. Wild Nothing - “Only Heather”
  • 4. A.C. Newman - “Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns”
  • 5. Elvis Depressedly - “Waves of Bad Intention”
  • 6. Flying Lotus - “Electric Candyman” (feat. Thom Yorke)
  • 7. Sigur Ros - “Hoppipolla”
  • 8. How To Dress Well - “Cold Nites”
  • 9. Girls - “Hellhole Ratrace”
  • 10. Bright Eyes - “We Are Nowhere And It’s Now”
  • 11. Bright Eyes - “Lover I Don’t Have To Love”
  • 12. Elliott Smith - “Between The Bars”
  • 13. Teen Suicide - “The Same Things Happening To Me All The Time, Even In My Dreams”
  • 14. Deer Leap - “What Is Dead May Never Die”
  • 15. Sidewalk Dave - “Honey Bee”
  • 16. Spook Houses - “Bad Sound”
  • 17. Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - “Loop Duplicate My Heart”
  • 18. Dum Dum Girls - “I Got Nothing”
  • 19. Madeliene - “Susan, Oh”
  • 20. Feist - “Let It Die”
  • 21. Waxahatchee - “Be Good”
  • 22. Morrissey - “Suedehead”
  • 23. Jens Lekman - “If You Ever Need A Stranger (To Sing At Your Wedding)”
  • 24. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Two-Headed Boy Pt. Two”
  • 25. Belle and Sebastian - “If You’re Feeling Sinister”
  • 26. The Magnetic Fields - “Let’s Pretend We’re Bunny Rabbits”
  • 27. The Antlers - “I Don’t Want Love”
  • 28. Grizzly Bear - “Yet Again”
  • 29. The Smiths - “Reel Around The Fountain”
  • 30. Sufjan Stevens - “John Wayne Gacy, Jr.”

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Stream via Spotify

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 8/31/12

Last night’s radio show was my last broadcast of Left of the Dial for the summer. I’ll still be doing my show throughout the school year, but I’m going to miss heading into the studio at 5:30 and coming out two and a half hours later with the sun still out. Here’s the full playlist from last night’s program, which was (unusually? especially?) sad, overall. Scroll down to the embedded link to stream the available songs from this playlist via Spotify. 

  • 1. Suns - "Repulse"
  • 2. Swans - “Lunacy”
  • 3. Mount Eerie - “Appetite”
  • 4. Joie De Vivre - “I Was Sixteen Ten Years Ago”
  • 5. The xx - “VCR”
  • 6. Cat Power - “I Don’t Blame You”
  • 7. Desaparecidos - “Give Me The Pen” (feat. David Dondero)
  • 8. Everyone Everywhere - “Fervor & Indifference in the Bicameral Brain”
  • 9. Have A Nice Life - "The Big Gloom"
  • 10. The Mountain Goats - “In Memory Of Satan”
  • 11. Elliott Smith - “Junk Bond Trader”
  • 12. Owen - “Nobody’s Nothing”
  • 13. Jens Lekman - “She Just Don’t Want To Be With You Anymore”
  • 14. Henry Bemis Is A Superhero - "Kuromori"
  • 15. Sean Milo - "The February Heat Wave"
  • 16. Swans - “Song For A Warrior” (feat. Karen O)
  • 17. Cat Power - "Cherokee"
  • 18. Pixies - “Gouge Away” (Requested by bangst)
  • 19. The xx - “Reunion”
  • 20. Serengeti - “Greyhound”
  • 21. WHY? - “Bitter Thoughts”
  • 22. The Shins - “September” (Requested by blueshadedays)
  • 23. Mount Eerie - “I Walked Home Beholding”
  • 24. Bright Eyes - “Drunk Kid Catholic”
  • 25. The Human Fly - "Connecticut One"

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

WOAH BRO WHERE’S THE ELLIOTT SMITH- S/T MENTION?????????????????????

The Elliott Smith….. s/t…… isn’t as good….. as his later albums………..

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 2/17/12

Last night’s broadcast of Left of the Dial was an interesting mix. I saved most of the new stuff (Grimes, Burial, etc.) for the second half of the show, and reserved the first for a selection of deep cuts from the Conor Oberst discography. If you missed the broadcast, those early Bright Eyes and Commander Venus songs are definitely worth giving a listen to. 

Tune in next Friday for another live broadcast on WNHU. 

Sunday, February 12, 2012
"Shooting Star" by Elliott Smith.

Elliott Smith - “Shooting Star”

You’ll make the scene like you always do
Going upstream down the avenue
To fuck some trophy boy that you met tonight at the bar
So bad, so far, you’ll make him sad, shooting star

When it was me, I was momentarily proud
I’m drunk on dreams now, I’m glad I didn’t say out loud
You said you’d be for real but I don’t think that you are
So bad, so far, you make me sad, shooting star

From A Basement On The Hill is perfect.

You wake up feeling like shit, lie in bed for hours terrified of your dreams about the past, take a shower and notice the bruises and scratches all over your body, drink bad coffee, sigh too much, and realize that From A Basement On The Hill is the best Elliott Smith album. 
Try it sometime. 

You wake up feeling like shit, lie in bed for hours terrified of your dreams about the past, take a shower and notice the bruises and scratches all over your body, drink bad coffee, sigh too much, and realize that From A Basement On The Hill is the best Elliott Smith album. 

Try it sometime. 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 10/21/11

Thanks to everybody who listened to my show last night. Just as a heads up, I’m not going to be doing my show next Friday (October 28th) because I’ll be playing a show at my school. Regular broadcasting will resume as usual the following Friday, November 4th. 

Here’s the full playlist from the show last night, complete with youtube or bandcamp links to each song when I could find them.

Friday, October 21, 2011
Left of the Dial Radio Show: 6-8 PM on WNHU

Tune in now!

Click the link above to tune in to my radio show Left of the Dial, which airs weekly on WNHU in West Haven, CT. On tonight’s broadcast, I’m going to be playing music from the recently reunited The Stone Roses, as well as new music from Real Estate, St. Vincent, M83 and more. I’ll also be looking back on the career of Elliott Smith, who died eight years ago today.

Ask always, feel free to leave requests in my ask box at any time in the next two hours. I’ll be on the air from 6 to 8 PM Eastern time. The playlist from tonight’s show will be posted tomorrow.

"Waltz #2 (XO)" by Elliott Smith.

Elliott Smith - “Waltz #2 (XO)”

"I’m never gonna know you now / But I’m gonna love you anyhow"

After a troubled life full of misery and addiction-fueled depression, singer/songwriter Elliott Smith died on October 21st 2003, eight years ago today. One of the first posts I ever made on this blog back in November 2010 was about him, and you can read that HERE. It’s remarkable to think that that was almost a full year ago. Since I first expressed my love and appreciation for Elliott Smith’s music to the internet last November, those feelings have only solidified as I’ve learned to understand and relate to it on a more personal level.

Here’s one of my favorite Elliott Smith tracks — a typically dark and lonesome waltz from his 1998 album XO. Unfortunately, I can’t listen to this song anymore without thinking about some girl I used to know. I guess that helps me appreciate it more, but it kind of makes me wince every time I hear it.

Above is a photo of a mural in Los Angeles, which appeared on the cover of Smith’s 2000 album Figure 8. The wall has become a memorial to Elliott Smith since his death, and has gone through a number of re-paintings to protect the original image and to discourage vandals and taggers.

Thursday, October 20, 2011
coopaahhh:

Today marks the 8th Anniversary of the death of Elliott Smith. 
I’ve been sitting here for a few minutes trying to find my words, but I can’t. No other artist has made such an impact on me. I can’t imagine not having your music my life. You mean more to me than 99% of the people I have ever met and it literally breaks my heart everyday that I will never get to meet you or hear you play live.
I’m never gonna know you now, but I’m gonna love you anyhow
RIP Elliott Smith (6th August, 1969 – 21st October, 2003) xo

coopaahhh:

Today marks the 8th Anniversary of the death of Elliott Smith. 

I’ve been sitting here for a few minutes trying to find my words, but I can’t. No other artist has made such an impact on me. I can’t imagine not having your music my life. You mean more to me than 99% of the people I have ever met and it literally breaks my heart everyday that I will never get to meet you or hear you play live.

I’m never gonna know you now, but I’m gonna love you anyhow

RIP Elliott Smith (6th August, 1969 – 21st October, 2003) xo

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