The Labor Day edition. And I actually recorded this while the sun was still out, but it still retains the Late Night Confidential spirit. Talking 70s tonight. Artists include Cyndi Grecco, The Emotions, Squeeze, The Ramones, The B-52s, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Kraftwerk, Carole King, The Jackson 5. IN THAT ORDER.
In this episode: some songs from my childhood, I bitch about my encounter with the Magnum Force cops, I bitch about a guy from eBay who sold me PJ Harvey tix in 2001 and then bailed on me. I think I complained about something else, too. Anyways, artists include the aforementioned PJ Harvey, Kate Bush, Ministry, The Temptations, Thin Lizzy and Tom Jones. Probably not in that order.
In this episode, I delve into the world of alt-country. Artists include Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, Old 97s, Anna Ternheim, Whiskeytown, Neko Case, Danny Malone, Okkervil River, Calexico/Iron & Wine, Sparklehorse and Gram Parsons. But not in that order.
90 minutes of me butchering the names of people, bands and the English language in general (and a bit of French) while I talk over some of my favorite songs from the first half of 2014. This episode features White Sea, Royksopp & Robyn, The Both, The Knife, Cibo Matto, Inventions, St. Vincent, The Haden Triplets, Agalloch, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Cry, EMA, Coeur de Pirate, Mark Kozelek, CUTS and Kawehi. BUT NOT IN THAT ORDER. Enjoy!
Seeing as how I'm booked to go see Kate Bush live in London this fall, I decided to ramble on about some of my favorite Kate Bush songs. Also musing a bit about the prospect of going to see her live in 2014 after being a fan since about 84 or 85.
This episode is R.E.M.-themed. I've been listened to the R.E.M. rarities collection for the past few days (it was released last week) and I thought I'd run through some R.E.M. album cuts and b-sides.
Not that anyone cares, but I've changed the name of the show to Late Night Confidential. The name comes from the San Jose Sharks playoff run of 2011, when broadcasters Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda would do informal analysis in their hotel rooms after the games and post the videos online. It was kinda cool and amusing to see them with their hair down and their ties loosened, so to speak. It didn't last long, however, and they were shut down, presumably because the team/network/cable company wasn't able to monetize it. Speaking as a long-time Sharks fan, Late Night Confidential is probably the best thing to come out of any Sharks playoff run, so far.