Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Every Song Ever Played On NMTM

Well, just about every song. We can't be too sure about this sort of thing. We did do a Christmas Special in 2008, which is now considered a "lost episode". Seriously, we can't find it anywhere. We also played a ton of tunes in the background that helped the show flow smoothly. But as far as the featured songs on our shows are concerned, this is the big list. And what a mighty list it is. Jim and I played over 1,000 songs over our two year run, which I think is pretty amazing. There are a couple of repeats, but only because those songs are just that good that they needed to be played three or more times. When I told Jim about this, he laughed and said, "I bet all the Pela and Mountain Goats songs are mine." Truth is: yes Jim, they were all yours. Good times, though. Okay, here's the massive list.

Total KUR NMTM Playlist (9/19/08 - 5/24/09)

¡All-Time Quarterback! – Plans Get Complex
A.A. Bondy – American Hearts (TWICE)
A.A. Bondy – I Can See The Pines Are Dancing
A.A. Bondy – Oh The Vampyre (TWICE)
A.C. Newman – Take On Me (A-ha Cover)
Aesop Rock (Feat. John Darnielle) – Coffee
Afghan Whigs – Be Sweet
Albert Hammond Jr. – GfC
Alice In Chains – The Rooster
Angus & Julia Stone – Just A Boy
Animal Collective – My Girls
Another Sunny Day – You Should All Be Murdered
Arcade Fire – Black Mirror
Arcade Fire – Headlights Look Like Diamonds
Arcade Fire – My Body Is A Cage
Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
Arcade Fire – Wake Up
Arcade Fire – Wake Up (Acoustic)
Arctic Monkeys – Cornerstone
Arctic Monkeys – Fluorescent Adolescent
Arctic Monkeys – Leave Before The Lights Come On
Arctic Monkeys – My Propeller
Audioslave – Doesn’t Remind Me
Avett Brothers – Slight Figure Of Speech
BC Camplight – Couldn’t You Tell?
Babyshambles – Fuck Forever
Bad Brains – Banned In DC
Bad Brains – FVK (Fearless Vampire Killers)
Bad Brains – Pay To Cum!
Band Of Horses
Detlef Schrempf
Band Of Horses – Compliments
Band Of Horses – Is There A Ghost?
Band Of Horses – No One’s Gonna Love You
Band Of Horses – The End’s Not Near (The New Year Cover)
Band Of Skulls – Death By Diamonds And Pearls
Barton Carroll – Brooklyn Girl, You’re Gonna Be My Bride
Bat For Lashes – Daniel
Bat For Lashes – Moon And Moon
Bayside – The Walking Wounded
Beach House – Norway
Bear In Heaven – Lovesick Teenagers
Beat Happening – Indian Summer
Beck – Devil’s Haircut (TWICE)
Beck – Gamma Ray (TWICE)
Beck – Replica
Beirut – My Night With The Prostitute From Marseilles
Belaire – Through The Air (Kanye West Cover)
Bell X1 – The Great Defector
Belle & Sebastian – Another Sunny Day
Belle & Sebastian – Get Me Out Of Here, I’m Dying
Belle & Sebastian – Step Into My Office, Baby
Ben Folds & Rufus Wainwright – Careless Whisper (Wham! Cover) (Live)
Ben Gibbard – Thriller (Michael Jackson Cover)
Ben Kweller – Wasted And Ready
Big Country – In A Big Country
Big D & The Kids Table – Describing The Sky
Big D & The Kids Table – Shining On
Big Star – In The Street
Big Star – Thank You Friends
Big Star – Thirteen (THRICE)
Billy Bragg & Wilco – All You Fascists
Billy Bragg – A New England
Billy Bragg – Accident Waiting To Happen
Billy Bragg – Levi Stubbs’ Tears (THRICE)
Billy Bragg – The Milkman Of Human Kindness
Billy Bragg – Walt Whitman’s Niece
Birdie Busch – Go Go Gadget Heart
Hyperballad (Live)
Björk – All Is Full Of Love (TWICE)
Black Flag – Rise Above (TWICE)
Black Flag – TV Party (FOUR TIMES)
Black Kids – Hit The Heartbrakes
Black Kids – Look At Me (When I Rock Wichoo)
Black Lips – Bad Kids
Black Lips – Short Fuse
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Promise
Blink 182 – Josie
Blink 182 – Not Now
Blink 182 – Reckless Abandon
Blink 182 – Stockholm Syndrome
Bloc Party – Always New Depths
Bloc Party – Cells Shaped Like Stars
Bloc Party – Hunting For Witches
Bloc Party – Letter To My Son
Bloc Party – One Month Off
Bloc Party – One More Chance
Bloc Party – Rhododendrons
Bloc Party – Signs (TWICE)
Bloc Party – Skeleton
Bloc Party – The Marshals Are Dead
Bloc Party – The Once And Future King (TWICE)
Bloc Party – Tulips (Minotaur Shock Remix)
Bloc Party – Two More Years
Bloc Party – Your Visits Are Getting Shorter
Blondie – Hanging On The Telephone
Blondie – Union City Blue
Blur – Song 2
Bob Dylan – Tangled Up In Blue
Bob Mould – It’s Too Late
Bon Iver – Beach Baby
Bon Iver – Blood Bank
Bon Iver – Brackett, WI
Bon Iver – Creature Fear
Bon Iver – Flume
Bon Iver – For Emma
Bon Iver – Skinny Love
Boyz II Men – Mo’ Town Philly
Bright Eyes – First Day Of My Life
Broken Bells – Vaporize
Broken Social Scene – Forced To Love
Broken Social Scene – World Sick
Bruce Springsteen – A Night With The Jersey Devil
Bruce Springsteen – Adam Raised A Cain (Live)
Bruce Springsteen – Atlantic City
Bruce Springsteen – Brilliant Disguise
Bruce Springsteen – Crush On You
Bruce Springsteen – Darkness On The Edge Of The Town
Bruce Springsteen – Fire (Live)
Bruce Springsteen – Girls In Their Summer Clothes
Bruce Springsteen – Growin’ Up (Live)
Bruce Springsteen – Life Itself
Bruce Springsteen – Lonesome Day
Bruce Springsteen – Loose Ends
Bruce Springsteen – My Love Won’t Let You Down
Bruce Springsteen – No Surrender
Bruce Springsteen – Out In The Street
Bruce Springsteen – Part Man, Part Monkey
Bruce Springsteen – Prove It All Night
Bruce Springsteen – Radio Nowhere
Bruce Springsteen – Seaside Bar Song
Bruce Springsteen – Sherry Darling (Live)
Bruce Springsteen – The Promise
Bruce Springsteen – The Promised Land
Bruce Springsteen – The Wish (Live)
Bruce Springsteen – Tunnel Of Love
Bruce Springsteen – Valentine’s Day (Live)
Bruce Springsteen – What Love Can Do
Bruce Springsteen – You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch) (Live)
Bruce Springteen – Growin’ Up
Built To Spill – Big Dipper (TWICE)
Built To Spill – Car
Built To Spill – Car (Live)
Built To Spill – Center Of The Universe
Built To Spill – Center Of The Universe
Built To Spill – In The Morning
Built To Spill – Sidewalk
CSS – Cannonball (The Breeders Cover)
CSS – Left Behind
CSS – Rat Is Dead (Rage)
Cage The Elephant – Back Against The Wall
Cake – Italian Leather Sofa
Camper Van Beethoven – Eye Of Fatima (Part 1)
Cat Power – Fool
Cat Power – He War
Chad VanGaalen – Molten Light (TWICE)
Chromeo – Night By Night
Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah! – Is This Love?
Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah! – Yankee Go Home
Coconut Records – West Coast
Coheed & Cambria – The Suffering
Coheed & Cambria – The Velourium Camper III: Al The Killer
Coheed & Cambria – Three Evils (Embodied In Blood & Shadow)
Cold War Kids – Audience Of One
Cold War Kids – Coffee Spoon
Cold War Kids – Every Valley Is Not A Lake
Cold War Kids – Hospital Beds
Cold War Kids – I’ve Seen Enough
Cold War Kids – Relief
Cold War Kids – Saint John (TWICE)
Cold War Kids – Santa Ana Winds
Cold War Kids – Something Is Not Right With Me
Cold War Kids – Welcome To The Occupation
Coldplay – Life In Technicolor II
Colin Hay – It’s A Mistake
Color Revoult – Mattresses Under Water
Colour Revolt – A New Family
Colour Revolt – Naked And Red (TWICE)
Common – The People
Company Of Thieves – Oscar Wilde
Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band – Nikorette
Conor Oberst – I Don’t Want To Die In The Hospital
Conor Oberst – Souled Out!!!
Cortez! Cortez!! – Newspapers
Crystal Castles Vs. Health – Crimewave (TWICE)
Cursive – Bloody Murderer
Cursive – From The Hips (TWICE)
Cursive – I Couldn’t Love You
Cursive – The Lovecats (The Cure Cover)
Cursive – We’re Going To Hell
Daft Punk – Something About Us
David Bazan – Hallelujah
David Bowie – Life On Mars
David Bowie – Space Oddity
Dead Man’s Bones – In The Room Where You Sleep
Dead Man’s Bones – My Body Is A Zombie For You
Dead Man’s Bones – Pa Pa Power
Death Cab For Cutie (Feat. Mates Of State) – Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty Cover) (Live)
Death Cab For Cutie – Here Comes The Rain Again (The Eurythmics Cover) (Live)
Death Cab For Cutie – Long Division
Death Cab For Cutie – Meet Me On The Equinox
Death Cab For Cutie – Photobooth
Death Cab For Cutie – The New Year
Death Cab For Cutie – We Looked Like Giants
Death Cab For Cutie – Your New Twin Sized Bed (TWICE)
Delta Spirit – People, Turn Around
Delta Spirit – Trashcan (TWICE)
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
Desaparecidos – Mall Of America
Devo – Through Being Cool
Dinosaur Jr. – Feel The Pain
Dinosaur Jr. – I Want You To Know
dios (malos) – I Want It All
Dire Straits – Money For Nothing
Dirty Projectors – Ascending Melody
Dirty Projectors – Cannibal Resource
Dirty Projectors – When The World Comes To An End (Live)
Discovery – Osaka Loop Line
Discovery – Swing Tree (TWICE)
Dodos – Fools
Does It Offend You, Yeah – Dawn Of The Dead
Doves – There Goes The Fear
Dr. Dog – Unbearable Why
Dropkick Murphys – God Willing
Dum Dum Girls – Jail La La
Echo & The Bunnymen – Do You Know Who I Am?
Echo & The Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar (Live)
Echo & The Bunnymen – My Kingdom
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Cutter
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Echo & The Bunnymen – When You’re Strange (The Doors Cover)
Eddie & The Hot Rods – Do Anything You Wanna Do
Editors – An End Has A Start (TWICE)
Editors – Papillon
Eels – Gone Man
Eels – Saturday Morning
Elliott Smith – Amity
Elliott Smith – Ballad Of Big Nothing
Elliott Smith – Independence Day (Live)
Elliott Smith – LA (TWICE)
Elliott Smith – Stickman
Elliott Smith – Stupidity Tries (Live)
Elvis Costello – Alison
Elvis Costello – Radio, Radio (TWICE)
Exploding Hearts – Modern Kicks
Fang Island – Daisy
Feist & Ben Gibbard – Train Song (Vashti Bunyan Cover)
Feist – I Feel It All
Felice Brothers – Frankie’s Gun
Fever Ray – When I Grow Up
Field Music – Measure
Fionn Regan – Catacombs
Fionn Regan – Coat Hook
Fionn Regan – Lord Help My Poor Soul
Fionn Regan – Protection Racket
Fionn Regan – The Ballad Of The Toad Eaters
Fleet Foxes – He Doesn’t Know Why (TWICE)
Flesh For Lulu – I Go Crazy
Foals – Olympic Airways
Foo Fighters – Oh, George
Fountains Of Wayne – Hackensack
Franz Ferdinand – Call Me (The Blondie Cover) (Live)
Franz Ferdinand – The Fallen
Free Energy – Dream City
Fucked Up – Son The Father
Fugazi – Waiting Room
Gang Of Four – Damaged Goods
Get Him, Eat Him – Ancient History
Gin Blossoms – Found Out About You
Girls – Darling
Glassjaw – Cosmopolitan Blood Loss
Gnarls Barkley – Going On
Gnarls Barkley – Run (I’m A Natural Disaster)
Gnarls Barkley – The Boogie Monster
Gogol Bordello – Pala Tute
Gogol Bordello – Start Wearing Purple
Gogol Bordello – Wanderlust King
Goo Goo Dolls – We Are The Normal
Good Old War – Coney Island
Gorillaz – Rhinestone Eyes
Grizzly Bear – Deep Blue Sea
Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks
Grizzly Bear – While You Wait For The Others
Guided By Voices – I Am A Scientist
Guided By Voices – The Best Of Jill Hives
Guru (Feat. Common & Bob James) – State Of Clarity
Happy Birthday – Girls FM
Happy Mondays – 24 Hour Party People
Hard Fi – Stars Of CCTV
Harlem Shakes – Sunlight
Harlem – Gay Human Bones
Headlights – Put Us Back Together Right
Headlights – Secrets
Health – Die Slow
Heatmiser – See You Later
Heavenly – C Is The Heavenly Option
Hockey – Too Fake
Hot Chip – One Pure Thought
Hot Chip – Wrestlers
Hunters & Collectors – Throw Your Arms Around Me
Hüsker Dü – Celebrated Summer
Hüsker Dü – Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely
Hüsker Dü – Somewhere
Ian Dury – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Ida Maria – I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked
Illinois – Alone Again
Illinois – Headphones
Imogen Heap – First Train Home
Imogen Heap – Headlock
Imogen Heap – Tidal
Incubus – Stellar
Interpol – Evil (TWICE)
Interpol – Narc
Interpol – No I In Threesome
Interpol – Obstacle 1
Interpol – Obstacle 2
Iron & Wine & Calexico – He Lays In The Reins
Iron & Wine – Jezebel
Iron & Wine – Waitin' For A Superman (Flaming Lips Cover)
I’m From Barcelona – Paper Planes
Jamie T – Chaka Demus
Jamie T – Rawhide (Feat. Lily Allen)
Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing
Jane’s Addiction – Stop (TWICE)
Japandroids – Young Hearts Spark Fire
Jason Lytle – Brand New Sun
Jay Reatard – Before I Was Caught
Jeff Mangum – I Love How You Love Me (Bobby Vinton Cover)
Jemina Pearl (Feat. Iggy Pop) – I Hate People
Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue
Jenny Lewis – Carpetbaggers (Feat. Jonathan Rice & Elvis Costello)
Jenny Lewis – See Fernando
Jens Lekman – Black Cab
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll
Joanna Newsom – Peach, Plum, Pear (TWICE)
Joe Jackson – I’m The Man
John Frusciante – This Cold
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers – Chinese Rocks
Josh Ritter – Change Of Time
Josh Ritter – Rattling Locks
Josh Ritter – The Temptation Of Adam
Josh Ritter – Wolves (TWICE)
Joy Division – Digital (TWICE)
Joy Division – Disorder
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Julian Casablancas – 11th Dimension
Julian Casablancas – Out Of The Blue
Julian Plenti – Fun That We Have
Justice – Never Be Alone
Justin Towles Earle – Can’t Hardly Wait (The Replacements Cover) (TWICE)
k-os – I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman
Kevin Devine – Brooklyn Boy
Kevn Kinney – Chico & Maria
Kevn Kinney – MacDougal Blues
King Khan & The Shrines – Took My Lady To Dinner
Kings Of Convenience – Mrs. Cold
Kings Of Leon – Manhattan
Kings Of Leon – Notion
Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
LA Font – Bright Red Flame
LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends
LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls
Ledbelly – Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
Less Than Jake – The Ghosts Of You And Me
Lily Allen – The Fear
Living Colour – Behind The Sun
Local Natives – Sun Hands
Longwave – There’s A Fire
Los Campesinos! – Death To Los Campesinos!
Los Campesinos! – It Started With A Mixx (TWICE)
Los Campesinos! – We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
Los Campesinos! – It Started With A Mixx
Lou Reed – Dirty Blvd.
Lovvers – No Fun (The Stooges Cover)
M.I.A. – Born Free
M. Ward (Feat. Zooey Deschanel) – Rave On (Buddy Holly Cover)
M. Ward – Epistemology
M83 – Don’t Save Us From The Flames
M83 – Graveyard Girl
M83 – Kim & Jesse (TWICE)
MGMT – Electric Feel (TWICE)
MGMT – Flash Delirium
MGMT – Kids
MGMT – The Youth
Magnolia Electric Company – Werewolves Of London (Warren Zevon Cover)
Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Feat. Mr. Lex & Santigold)
Manchester Orchestra – I’ve Got Friends
Maritime - Parade Of Punk Rock T-Shirts
Maritime – Don’t Say You Don’t
Mark Mulcahy – Jason
Matt & Kim – Lessons Learned
Matt Pond PA – Basement Parties
Matt Pond PA – Hearts And Minds
Meat Puppets – Served Goddess Hand
Metric – Gimme Sympathy
Metric – Monster Hospital
Mew – Special
Michael Stipe – Everything’s Coming Undone (Mark Mulcahy Cover)
Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
Miracle Legion – Academy Fight Song (Mission Of Burma Cover) (TWICE)
Miracle Legion – Madison Park
Miracle Legion – The Backyard
Miracle Legion – With A Wish
Modest Mouse – Breakthrough
Modest Mouse – Fire It Up
Modest Mouse – I’ve Got It All (Most)
Modest Mouse – Paper Thin Walls
Modest Mouse – Tiny Cities Made Of Ashes
Modest Mouse – Trailer Trash
Monsters Of Folk – Say Please
Morningwood – New York Girls
Morrissey – Everyday Is Like Sunday
Morrissey – I Don’t Mind If You Forget Me
Morrissey – I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris
Morrissey – Something Is Squeezing My Skull
Morrissey – Suedehead
Morrissey – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Live) (TWICE)
Mos Def – Umi Says
Motion City Soundtrack – Disappear
Motion City Soundtrack – Even If It Kills Me
Motion City Soundtrack – Her Words Destroyed My Planet
Mumm-Ra – In Between Days (The Cure Cover)
Mumm-Ra – She’s Got You High
Muscles – Hey Muscles, I Love You
Muse – Knights Of Cydonia
Muse – Uprising
My Morning Jacket – Aluminum Park
My Morning Jacket – Gideon
My Morning Jacket – I’m Amazed
My Morning Jacket – Thank You, Too
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me, I’m Going To Scream (Part 1)
Nada Surf – Electrocution (Bill Fox Cover)
Neckbeard Telecaster – One More Night Like This
Neko Case – I’m An Animal
Neko Case – People Got A Lotta Nerve
Neko Case – Red Tide
Neko Case – This Tornado Loves You
Neutral Milk Hotel – Ghost
Neutral Milk Hotel – King Of Carrot Flowers (Parts 2 & 3)
Neutral Milk Hotel – Two-Headed Boy
New Order – Age Of Consent
New Order – Love Less
New York Dolls – Trash (TWICE)
Nick Drake – One Of These Things First
Nick Lowe – Heart Of The City
Nine Inch Nails – Head Like A Hole
Nirvana – Breed
Nirvana – Come As You Are (Unplugged)
Nirvana – Molly’s Lips (The Vaselines Cover) (Live)
Nirvana – On A Plain (Unplugged)
Nirvana – Plateau (Meat Puppets Cover)
Nirvana – Serve The Servants (TWICE)
Nirvana – The Man Who Sold The World (David Bowie Cover) (Unplugged)
Noah And The Whale – 5 Years Time
OK Go – This Too Shall Pass
Oasis – Falling Down
Oasis – I Am The Walrus (Live) (The Beatles Cover)
Oasis – She’s Electric
Oasis – Shock Of The Lightning
Of Montreal – Du Og Meg
Of Montreal – Know Your Onion! (The Shins Cover)
Okkervil River – Pop Lie
Okkervil River – Unless It Kicks
Orange Juice – Blue Boy
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – If You Leave
P. Diddy – Diddy
Passion Pit – Let Your Love Grow Tall
Passion Pit – Little Secrets
Passion Pit – The Reeling
Passion Pit – Til Kingdom Come
Pattern Is Movement – Bird
Pattern Is Movement – Peach Trees
Pattern Is Movement – Right Away (TWICE)
Pattern Is Movement – Sylvia
Paul Westerberg – Love Untold
Paul Westerberg – Love You In The Fall
Pavement – Cut Your Hair
Pavement – Gold Soundz (TWICE)
Pavement – Range Life
Pavement – Unseen Power Of The Picket Fence
Pearl Jam – Even Flow
Pearl Jam – Hail, Hail
Pearl Jam – Jeremy
Pearl Jam – Just Breathe
Pearl Jam – Life Wasted
Pearl Jam – The Fixer
Pela – Cavalry (TWICE)
Pela – Drop Me Off (TWICE)
Pela – Interview/Song Writes Itself
Pela – Juarez (Live) (TWICE)
Pela – Lost To The Lonesome
Pela – Rise Ye Sunken Ships (Live)
Pela – Tenement Teeth (THRICE)
Pete Yorn – Last Summer
Peter Gabriel – Flume (Bon Iver Cover)
Peter Gabriel – Red Rain
Peter Gabriel – Solsbury Hill
Phoenix – 1901 (TWICE)
Phoenix – Lasso
Phoenix – Lisztomania
Phoenix – Rome
Pinback – Blue Harvest
Pinback – Concrete Seconds
Pinback – How We Breathe
Pinback – Penelope
Pixies – Caribou
Pixies – Debaser (TWICE)
Pixies – Holiday Song
Pixies – La La Love You
Pixies – Monkey Gone To Heaven
Pixies – Plant Of Sound
Pixies – Tame
Pixies – Wave Of Mutilation
Polaris – Ivy Boy
Polaris – She Is Staggering
Polaris – Waiting For October
Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way
Public Image Ltd. – Rise
Public Image Ltd. – Public Image
Queens Of The Stone Age – 3’s & 7’S
Queens Of The Stone Age – Burn The Witch
R.E.M. – Belong
R.E.M. – Driver 8
R.E.M. – Ghost Rider (Suicide Cover)
R.E.M. – I Took Your Name
R.E.M. – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
R.E.M. – Man-Sized Wreath
R.E.M. – Maps And Legends
R.E.M. – Nightswimming
R.E.M. – Pop Song 89
R.E.M. – Romance (Live)
R.E.M. – So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
R.E.M. – The One I Love
R.E.M. – Until The Day Is Done
R.E.M. – We Walk (Live)
R.E.M. – World Leader Pretend
Ra Ra Riot – Can You Tell
Radiohead – Airbag
Radiohead – Bangers And Mash
Radiohead – Electioneering (TWICE)
Radiohead – Morning Bell
Radiohead – Optimistic
Radiohead – Reckoner
Radiohead – The Bends
Radiohead – The Headmaster Ritual (The Smiths Cover)
Radiohead – True Love Waits (Live)
Radiohead – Videotape
Radiohead – Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
Rancid – Last One To Die
Razorlight – I Can’t Stop This Feeling I’ve Got
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
Reel Big Fish – Everything Sucks
Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Blank Generation
Rilo Kiley – Glendora
Rilo Kiley – Picture Of Success
Rilo Kiley – Pull Me In Tighter
Rilo Kiley – The Absence Of God
Rilo Kiley – With Arms Outstretched
Rivers Cuomo (Feat. Rainn Wilson) – One Of Us (Joan Osbourne Cover)
Rogue Wave – Chicago X 12
Rogue Wave – Fantasies
Ryan Adams – Do Miss America
Ryan Adams – My Winding Wheel
Ryan Adams – To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)
Santigold – L.E.S. Artistes
Santogold, Julian Casablancas, & N.E.R.D. – My Drive Thru
Say Hi To Your Mom – Blah, Blah, Blah (TWICE)
Say Hi To Your Mom – Sweet, Sweet Heartkiller
Say Hi – But She Beat My High Score
Say Hi – Hallie & Henry
Say Hi – Northwestern Girls
Say Hi – Spiders
Screaming Trees – Nearly Lost You
Sea Wolf – Middle Distance Runner
Sea Wolf – O Maria!
She & Him – In The Sun
Shout Out Louds – 1999
Sia (Feat. Beck) – Academia
Sigur Rós – Gobbledigook
Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla
Silversun Pickups – Panic Switch
Silversun Pickups – Substitution
Simon & Garfunkel – The Only Living Boy In New York
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Kiss Them For Me
Sleater-Kinney – Milkshake’n Honey
Sleater-Kinney – Modern Girl
Slow Club – Giving Up On Love
Smoking Popes – Megan
Social Distortion – I Was Wrong
Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin – I Think I Wanna Die
Sonic Youth – Kool Thing
Sonic Youth – Pipeline/Kill Time
Sonic Youth – Rain On Tin
Sonic Youth – Sacred Trickster
Sonic Youth – Star Power
Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot
Spoon – Don’t You Evah
Spoon – Got Nuffin
Spoon – The Mystery Zone
Spoon – Written In Reverse (TWICE)
St. Vincent – Actor Out Of Work
St. Vincent – Marrow
St. Vincent – The Party
St. Vincent – The Strangers
St. Vincent – Your Lips Are Red
Stars – Fixed
Stars – Take Me To The Riot
Stephen Malkmus & The Million Dollar Bashers – Maggie’s Farm (Bob Dylan Cover)
Streetlight Manifesto – Punk Rock Girl (The Dead Milkmen Cover)
Streetlight Manifesto – Day In, Day Out
Streetlight Manifesto – Somewhere In The Between
Sufjan Stevens – Dear Mr. Supercomputer
Sufjan Stevens – The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us!
Suicide – Dream, Baby, Dream
Surfer Blood – Swim (To Reach The End)
Surfer Blood – Take It Easy
TV On The Radio – DLZ
TV On The Radio – Dancing Choose (TWICE)
TV On The Radio – Family Tree
TV On The Radio – Golden Age
TV On The Radio – Mr. Grieves (Pixies Cover) (Live)
Takka Takka – Fever
Talking Heads – Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
Talking Heads – Burning Down The House (Live)
Talking Heads – Girlfriend Is Better
Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Talking Heads – Road To Nowhere
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)
Tape The Radio – Stay Inside
team9 Vs. Stereogum – Lockdown Shelter (Kanye West Vs. The Rolling Stones)
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – Even Heroes Have To Die
Ted Leo – Since U Been Gone (Kelly Clarkson Cover)
Tegan & Sara
Tegan & Sara – Don’t Rush
Tegan & Sara – On Directing
Tegan & Sara – Walking With A Ghost
Television – See No Evil
Teo Leo & The Pharmacists – The Mighty Sparrow
The A-Sides – Cinematic
The Adverts – One Chord Wonders
The Afghan Wings – Gentleman
The Airborne Toxic Event – Sometime Around Midnight
The Alarm – Spirit Of ‘76
The Almighty Defenders – Bow Down And Die
The Antlers – Bear
The Antlers – Shiva
The Antlers – Sylvia (TWICE)
The Autumn Defense – Paradise (Miracle Legion Cover)
The Avett Brothers – I And Love And You
The Avett Brothers – If It’s The Beaches
The B.P.A. (Feat. David Byrne & Dizzy Rascal) – Toe Jam
The Band - I Shall Be Released
The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There
The Bird & The Bee – Rich Girl (Hall & Oates Cover)
The Black Keys – I Got Mine
The Black Keys – Just Got To Be
The Black Keys – Next Girl
The Black Keys – Strange Times
The Black Keys – Your Touch
The Boat People – Born In The 80s
The Books (Feat. José González) – Cello Song (Nick Drake Cover) (TWICE)
The Breeders – Cannonball
The Breeders – New Year
The Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love?
The Church – Another Earth
The Clash – Clampdown
The Clash – Guns Of Brixton
The Clash – Janie Jones
The Clash – The Guns Of Brixton
The Clash – The Magnificent Seven (Live)
The Clash – Train In Vain
The Clash – Train In Vain (Live)
The Coat Hangers – Gettin’ Mad & Pumpin’ Iron
The Cranberries – Zombie
The Cribs – We Share The Same Skies
The Cure – Lovesong
The Cure – Lullaby
The Damned – New Rose
The Daves – Not In England
The Dead Boys – Sonic Recuder
The Dead Milkmen – Punk Rock Girl (FOUR TIMES)
The Dead Weather – Die By The Drop
The Decemberists - Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect
The Decemberists – O Valencia!
The Decemberists – Summersong
The Delta Spirit – People Come On
The Distillers – Beat Yr Heart Out
The Doors – Light My Fire
The Doors – Love Me Two Times
The Drums – I Felt Stupid
The Drums – Let’s Go Surfing
The Elected – Would You Come With Me? (TWICE)
The Extraordinaires – The Ballad Of Janice Moone
The Field Mice – Emma’s House
The Flaming Lips – Silver Trembling Hands
The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
The Fruit Bats – Never Tear Us Apart (INXS Cover)
The Gaslight Anthem – Old White Lincoln
The Godfathers – Birth, School, Work, Death (TWICE)
The Good Life - Empty Bed
The Good Life – I Am An Island
The Good Life – Notes In His Pockets
The Happy Hollows – Faces
The Helio Sequence – Keep Your Eyes Ahead
The Hold Steady – Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night
The Hold Steady – Constructive Summer
The Hold Steady – Curves & Nerves
The Hold Steady – Girls Like Status (Live)
The Hold Steady – Hurricane J
The Hold Steady – Killer Parties
The Hold Steady – Lord, I'm Discouraged
The Hold Steady – Massive Nights (Live)
The Hold Steady – Sequestered In Memphis
The Hold Steady – Slapped Actress
The Hold Steady – Stay Positive
The Hold Steady – Stuck Between Stations (TWICE)
The Hold Steady – The Weekenders
The Jim Carroll Band – People Who Died (TWICE)
The Killers – Bones
The Killers – Human
The Killers – Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine
The Killers – On Top
The Killers – Spaceman
The Kingsmen – Louie, Louie (Richard Berry Cover)
The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset (TWICE)
The Knife – Heartbeats
The Kooks – Victoria (The Kinks Cover)
The La’s – There She Goes
The Lemonheads – It’s A Shame About Ray
The Libertines – Boys In The Band
The Like – What I Say And What I Mean
The Magnetic Fields – The Book Of Love
The Magnetic Fields – Zombie Boy
The Manchester Orchestra – Wolves At Night
The Mountain Goats – Cubs In Five
The Mountain Goats – Dance Music
The Mountain Goats – Going To Georgia
The Mountain Goats – No Children (TWICE)
The Mountain Goats – Palmcorder Yajna
The Mountain Goats – Psalms 40:2
The Mountain Goats – Sax Rohmer #1
The Mountain Goats – See America Right
The Mountain Goats – The Boys Are Back In Town/Ignition (Remix) (Thin Lizzy/R. Kelly Cover)
The Mountain Goats – The Oceanographer’s Choice
The Mountain Goats – This Year
The National – Afraid Of Everyone
The National – All The Wine (THRICE)
The National – Baby, We’ll Be Fine
The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
The National – Friend Of Mine
The National – Lit Up
The National – Mistaken For Strangers
The National – Murder Me, Rachael
The National – So Far Around The Bend
The National – Squalor Victoria
The National – Terrible Love (Live)
The New Pornographers – Your Hands (Together)
The Offspring – Can’t Repeat
The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – A Teenager In Love
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Come Saturday
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Young Adult Friction
The Pharcyde – Passing Me By
The Police – Every Breath You Take
The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
The Postal Service (Feat. Jen Wood) – Nothing Better
The Postal Service – Nothing Better
The Postal Service – There’s Never Enough Time
The Pretenders – My City Was Gone
The Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way
The Raconteurs – Level
The Radio Dept. – Heaven’s On Fire
The Ramones – Beat On The Brat
The Ramones – Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?
The Ramones – Do You Wanna Dance?
The Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated
The Ramones – Rockaway Beach
The Rapture – House Of Jealous Lovers
The Raveonettes – Breaking Into Cars
The Replacements – Bastards Of Young
The Replacements – Can’t Hardly Wait
The Replacements – Color Me Impressed
The Replacements – I Will Dare
The Replacements – I’ll Be You
The Replacements – Left Of The Dial (TWICE)
The Replacements – Lookin’ For Ya
The Replacements – Merry Go Round
The Replacements – Perfectly Lethal
The Replacements – Skyway
The Replacements – When It Began
The Replacements – Within Your Reach
The Roots – The Seed
The Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen
The Sex Pistols – No One Is Innocent
The Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant
The Sex Pistols – The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle
The Shins – Australia
The Shins – Gone For Good
The Smiths – Ask
The Smiths – Frankly, Mr. Shankly
The Smiths – Hand In Glove
The Smiths – I Want The One I Can’t Have
The Smiths – Pretty Girls Make Graves
The Smiths – Rubber Ring
The Smiths – Rubber Ring/What She Said (Live)
The Smiths – Sheila Take A Bow
The Smiths – Still Ill
The Smiths – This Charming Man
The Smiths – William, It Was Really Nothing
The Soft Pack – C’mon
The Sounds – Rock ‘N’ Roll
The Specials – Ghost Town (TWICE)
The Stars Of Track And Field – The Breaking Of Waves
The Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection
The Stone Roses – She Bangs The Drums
The Stooges – Search & Destroy
The Strange Boys – Be Brave
The Strokes – Heart In A Cage
The Strokes – Juicebox
The Strokes – Reptilia
The Sundays – Here’s Where The Story Ends
The Tallest Man On Earth – Burden Of Tomorrow
The Tallest Man On Earth – Honey, Won’t You Let Me In
The Tallest Man On Earth – King Of Spain (TWICE)
The Tallest Man On Earth – Walk The Line
The Teenagers – Love No
The Temper Trap – Love Lost
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
The Thermals – An Ear For Baby
The Thermals – Born Dead
The Thermals – I Let It Go
The Thermals – Let Your Earth Quake, Baby
The Thermals – Now We Can See
The Thermals – Pillar Of Salt
The Thermals – Power Doesn’t Run On Nothing
The Thermals – Returning To The Fold
The Thermals – We Were Sick
The Thermals – When I Died
The Ting Tings – Shut Up And Let Me Go
The Twilight Singers – Bonnie Brae
The Vaselines – Son Of A Gun
The Vines – In The Jungle
The Virgins – Rich Girls
The Walkmen – Little House Of Savages
The Whigs – Right Hand On My Heart
The White Stripes (Feat. Beck) – It’s My Fault For Being Famous
The White Stripes – Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground (TWICE)
The White Stripes – You Don’t What Love Is (You Just Do As Your Told)
The Whitest Boy Alive – 1517
The Who – Baba O'Riley
The Who – Boris The Spider
The Wombats – Let’s Dance To Joy Division
Them Crooked Vultures – New Fang
The xx – Crystalised
The xx – Islands
The xx – VCR
They Might Be Giants – Birdhouse In Your Soul
They Might Be Giants – Don’t Let’s Start
Throw Me The Statue – Lolita
Throw Me The Statue – Noises
Throw Me The Statue – Your Girlfriend's Car
Tilly & The Wall – Fell Down The Stairs
Titus Andronicus – Richard II
Titus Andronicus – Titus Andronicus Forever
Tokyo Police Club – Box
Tokyo Police Club – Breakneck Speed
Tokyo Police Club – Citizens Of Tomorrow
Tokyo Police Club – Graves
Tokyo Police Club – In A Cave
Tokyo Police Club – Juno
Tokyo Police Club – La Ferrassie
Tokyo Police Club – New New Song
Tokyo Police Club – Nursery Academy
Tokyo Police Club – The Harrowing Adventures Of
Tokyo Police Club – Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)
Tokyo Police Club – Your English Is Good
Tom Waits – Anywhere I Lay My Head
Tom Waits – Singapore
Tom Waits – The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)
Tool – Schism
Toro Y Moi – Talamak
U2 – New Year’s Day
Vampire Weekend – Campus
Vampire Weekend – Cousins
Vampire Weekend – Exit Music (For A Film) (Radiohead Cover)
Vampire Weekend – Giving Up The Gun
Vampire Weekend – Holiday
Vampire Weekend – Horchata
Vampire Weekend – One (Blake’s Got A New Face)
Vampire Weekend – Ottoman
Vampire Weekend – The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance
Vampire Weekend – White Sky
Van Morrison – And It Stoned Me
Veruca Salt – Seether
Violent Femmes – Kiss Off
Wall Of Voodoo – Mexican Radio
Warren Zevon – Lawyers, Guns, & Money
Warren Zevon – Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner
Warren Zevon – Werewolves Of London
We Are Scientists – After Hours
We Are Scientists – It’s A Hit
We Are Scientists – Lethal Enforcer
Weezer – Falling For You
Weezer – Holiday
Weezer – The Good Life
Weezer – Tired Of Sex
Weezer – Why Bother?
White Rabbits – The Plot
Wilco – Bob Dylan's 49th Beard
Wilco – Hell Is Chrome (Live)
Wilco – Passenger Side
Wilco – Poor Places (Live)
Wilco – Wilco (The Song)
Wilco – You Never Know
Wild Light – Heart Attack
Wild Light – Surf Generation
Wire – Mannequin
Wolf Parade – California Dreamer
Wolfmother – Back Round
Wreckless Eric – Whole Wide World (TWICE)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Cheated Hearts
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (TWICE)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Hysteric
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Kiss, Kiss
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Y Control (The Faint Remix)
Yeasayer – Ambling Alp (TWICE)
Yeasayer – Tight Rope
Yo La Tengo – From A Motel 6
Yo La Tengo – The Forest Green
Youth Group – Shadowland
ZZ Top – La Grange

That's it. That's all she wrote. Like I said in my last post, this is the final post on this blog. I'm done with college, Jim's going to be a senior, and we've had it with Blogger. I'll go on that record saying that Blogger is responsible for the majority of the headaches in my life, and if anyone is considering starting a blog, for the love of God do not use Blogger. We're switching over to WordPress. Check it out here. It's pretty weak right now, but we'll get going on it soon. Thanks for coming. We'll catch you very soon over there at the new place. So long.

The Smiths - "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"

Monday, July 5, 2010


Man, it’s been a while…

Never Mind the Mainstream has been done for over a month now. Actually, it’s been more like a month and a couple of weeks. These past few weeks have been the craziest weeks of my life. I mean, the huge thing was that I graduated from Kutztown University and had to say goodbye to the school and community that was my home for the past four years. That was weird. Leaving Kutztown and the great friends I’ve made over the years was not easy. There have been so many memories made there in that small town. I think I can go ahead and say the stereotypical phrase, “college was the best time in my life.” The thing is – it truly was. I’m not lying. In every sense of the word, it was great. A paradise, almost. But now my four year vacation is over. Life hurries on. Like a rolling stone.

Since moving back, I’ve been adjusting to living at home with my family again. In most ways, it’s the same as it ever was, except now my parents expect more from “college graduates”, meaning my brothers and I have regressed into little kids and must obey “the rules” again. My hometown, Whippany, is just as beautiful as ever this time of the year. In fact, all of New Jersey is very green, and sunny most days. Childhood friends are still around. Some are getting “real” jobs, while others are still in school, and then there are a select few who have decided to just do “nothing” for a while. Either way, it’s great to see familiar faces. Some people have changed, but that’s what college and four years away from home will do to people. Regardless, I’m not discouraged or upset. That’s life.

I’m also adjusting to my new role in life as a member of the “real world”. I’m an intern at a youth sports media company, Youth1 (youth1.com). Basically, I write a handful of articles (both original and cited) per day, promote them with the company’s social media tools, and add files to the website’s directory. It’s a lot of work, but mainly because it’s a start-up company. It’s not so bad though. My bosses are really cool, I work with my older brother, and the town where I work in, Montclair, is really scenic. I like to walk around at lunch and see the sights. There’s actually a really cool theater here. It’s called the Wellmont, and I saw The Shins there last May. I’m halfway done with my internship there, but we’ll see what happens once I complete it. Maybe they’ll pick me up as a full-time, paid employee. The question is, “do I really want to write about little league and sports equipment as a career?” I don’t think so. But hey, I need to start somewhere, or so says every older person I’ve talked to about it.

Since I’m doing so much writing during the day, I’m finding it hard to do anything else on the weeknights and weekends but sleep and relax. I also work on the weekends at Jersey Mike’s Subs, which is a giant headache and not worth the frustration anymore (it’s more of a high school job, anyway). I was talking to a friend of mine a while back; a good dude who graduated from KU in the Professional Writing department with me this semester. He also interned with me at Youth1 (although he’s done now). He told me that he didn’t want writing to become stale for him after graduation. I agreed. Writing these articles, day in and day out, about something I’m not even passionate about, is killing my interest in journalism. Still, I know this internship won’t last forever. It’ll be over this time next month, so I’m just going to stick it out. Once it’s all over, I think I’ll be like some of those select few acquaintances who will just do “nothing” for a couple of weeks.

I’ve been meaning to post something on this blog for a long time, but like I said, I’m stretched pretty thin over my jobs (as well as my on-line Professional Seminar course, which is a waste of time; and of course, my “me” time). But I really wanted to get some thoughts down in text about college radio; some thoughts about broadcasting; being an on-air personality for so long; the future of radio (my future in radio); and rock music in general. It’s certainly a lot to cover, but I’ll see what I can muster up. Just bare with me, this may not be the cleanest and most organized piece in my blogging history.

Going back to what I said first, Never Mind the Mainstream is retired. I think about it constantly, but mostly on Fridays, around six o’clock, just as the show would have been starting up. I think about the show when I hear new music (and there’s a lot of really great music coming out lately) that I think would fit our show’s theme. I think about the show when I listen to the mainstream stations in my car or when I turn on MTV, Vh1, or any other “music television network”. It’s on my mind because it was such a big part of my life when I was a college student. As my co-host Jim Adair has claimed several times over and over again, Never Mind the Mainstream is (was) the highlight of our week. We got to spin some of the best alternative and independent music known to man. The songs we played made us sing and dance, and prompted some truly interesting conversations and debates. Our callers made us laugh to the point of tears and to the point of censorship on more than one occasion. We shared personal stories, music industry news, and a few drinks with friends and family inside that tiny little station in the basement of the student union building. From paying our dues the station, we got to witness live shows, attend awards banquets (still can’t believe we lost Best College Radio Show at the Philadelphia Achievement In Radio Awards in November), and promote our station and shows to the masses. We controlled a medium, and even though things got a little out of control at times, with all the banter and rants, it was still just a very original and liberating time. We had an amazing college radio experience. I don’t think most people who pursue a secondary education anywhere could say they had more fun than we did. It’s difficult to put it into words, but if you heard at least one show that we did over our two years doing Never Mind the Mainstream, you’d understand how excited we were about being disc jockeys.

Before Never Mind the Mainstream, I hosted a show by myself for a year called Alternative Minutes. That was like the awkward stage of my college radio life. I was all alone and ran out of ideas pretty early. However, I played around with spinning full albums, genre-specific themed shows, and shows with tunes by one artist or band. At the same time, I did a Friday morning show with station veteran Andy Palamara called Bacon & Eggs. That was a blast. We would yell at students walking into classes and had a few other fun segments (“Whacky Headlines”).

Before Alternative Minutes and Bacon & Eggs, there was the A.I.R.R. show. Alternative Indie Rock Radio, hosted by yours truly, alongside a very old man, Allen Reed (just kidding, but he did have like four years on me). This was my first taste of actual college radio, after the training sessions where I worked the boards on the daytime programming or when I sat in on other radio member’s shows. Allen liked to play a lot of cover songs, which prompted the “Allen Reed Memorial Of The Week” we spun every week on our show. He was also a giant Evanescence fan, which earned him a ton of grief and picking on from yours truly, Jim, and other radio station regulars. He was a great co-host, because he was easy to pick on. But like Jim and Andy, we worked well off each other.

All those shows had debuts and finales. All those shows had unorthodox incidents of randomness and debauchery. They all accumulated to my college radio experience. Broadcasting with those people during those shows have made me a better person, a more open, random and wild person. The times in between classes sleeping on the lobby’s couch or invading a younger DJ’s show are just some of the pop-in moments I loved the most at 88.3 FM KUR.

So now that it’s all over, I wonder what’s next. I know for Jim, he’ll continue being a student at KU, and he’ll take over my position as President of the station. I’m sure I’m leaving the airwaves in good hands. As for my manager, Mike Regensberger, who put up with so much of my insanity and bizarre ideas, will continue fighting for our station to receive an FCC license (which is a very long and aggravating process). The new promotion director will take my place and go even further with it. The new directors and leaders will inherit a station on the rise, a station with unbelievable potential.

I have a strongly desired goal/purpose, something that fully satisfies a wish (a dream). I’m going to be an on-air personality. Somewhere, somehow – I’m going to do it. Whether it is in New York City, Philadelphia, Newark, or Allentown – I will be heard. I will broadcast again. I will spin rock & roll, a genre of music that is coming back to the mainstream in a mighty push. I will discover new music that will make me sing, dance, move, think, and believe. I’ve never been more passionate about anything in my life. I think my experiences at Kutztown and KUR will certainly benefit me in the future. In fact, they already have. I get into a radio conversation with a stranger just about every week, and I have my openness and knowledge of the business to thank for it.

I’m going to start a new blog. I’m not sure what it will be called or what I’m going to do with it, but I know I won’t be posting as frequently as I had been on this one for the past two years. Jim will be joining me. I’m almost positive we’ll be moving to WordPress, because the both of us really can’t stand Blogger any longer. Writing cannot become stale for me, it cannot be a chore, and I will not let it. It was always be an escape and a canvas of my ideas and thoughts.

I have a future ahead of me. Or at least, I hope I do. Jim’s got one, too, for sure. As does everyone in KUR, at Kutztown, and every passionate young person around the world. No matter what I do or where I go, I’ll never forget my beginnings in college radio. I’ll never forget all those who turned to the left of the dial to hear my voice and the music that I thought deserved to be heard. I’ll be around, friends.

Thank you. Much appreciation and love to you for all the years of support.

- Mike Pop

P.S. I’ll post our Total NMTM Playlist as our final post on this site. From there, you’ll be redirected to the new blog.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May 5, 2010 (Playlist)

May 5, 2010 (Playlist):
"Our Forty-Seventh Show: Never Mind the Mainstream: The Final Show!"

R.E.M. – Pop Song 89
Big Star – Thank You Friends
The Alarm – Spirit Of '76
Pela – Cavalry
*"Punk Trunk!": Sex Pistols – The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle
*"Punk Trunk!": The Dead Milkmen – Punk Rock Girl
The Godfathers – Birth, School, Work, Death
Built To Spill – Big Dipper
Dire Straits – Money For Nothing
*"The Mighty Mighty Boss-Tune": Bruce Springsteen – Growin' Up (Live)
*"Allen Reed Memorial Cover Of The Week": The Kingsmen – Louie, Louie (Richard Berry Cover)

Los Campesinos – It Started With A Mixx

Spoon – Written In Reverse
The National – All The Wine
The Doors – Light My Fire
*"Allen Reed Memorial Cover Of The Week": Band Of Horses – The End's Not Near (The New Year Cover)
Bloc Party – The Once And Future King
Morrissey – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Live)
The Who – Baba O'Riley
The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Kiss Them For Me
The Mountain Goats – Sax Rohmer #1
The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There
The Replacements – Left Of The Dial

*Background music consisted of various songs we featured on the very first edition of Never Mind the Mainstream, way back on September 12, 2008. Talk about a blast from the past.

So ends Never Mind the Mainstream, the tiny college radio station show that blew up to capture the attention of so many people around the world (that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but hey, I'm on a roll). It's all over. Kaput. Done. D-d-d-done. I apologize for posting this almost two weeks after the show originally aired, but believe me, my post-college life has been just as intense as my college career was, only now I have to worry about my two jobs. Not fun. Enough about me, let's dive into the music. Just look at that playlist. If you've been an avid follower of NMTM since it's beginning, then there is no way in hell you would have expected us to choose and play the tunes that we did. There's a lot of classic rock, mixed in with some legendary alternative rock anthems and indie rock gems. It truly was a great "mixx". Being that it may have been my final radio gig ever (God, I really hope not), I decided to pull the plug on our normal format, and play what many people may or may not have expect from me: some of my favorite songs of all time. "Spirit Of '76," "Money For Nothing," "Light My Fire," and "I Saw Her Standing There". I could not survive without those hits. They mean the world to me and each one is backed with a compelling story. Jim matched up my choices with some solid picks of his own, and together, like always, we put out a terrific broadcast. Our callers were ecstatic to be on the air for the grand finale and we thank them more than they will ever know. We also want to thank those who stopped in (all our fellow on-air personalities and close friends) and those who messaged us on AOL Instant Messenger. As we've been saying since day one, our fans make our show the great product that it truly is. Jim, the new president of the station, will be on the airwaves with 88.3 FM KUR this summer, so make sure you check out the website for his dates and times. I will be working my tail off, trying to make it as a professional somewhere in the real world. "This one's optimistic." Jim and I would like to thank every single person, from the bottom of our hearts, who ever listened to our show, promoted our show, and/or believed in us. I can honestly say that college radio was the greatest part of my college tenor. A bigger and more emotional essay is still to come here on our blog: nevermindmainstream.blogspot.com, as soon as I get a chance to write everything down. Thank you all so, so much. Keep discovering new and interesting music, and we'll catch you, "left of the dial."

R.E.M. - "Pop Song 89"

Spoon - "Written In Reverse"

Morrissey - "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Final Show Airs Tomorrow.

The time has come to lay this show to rest. Jim Adair, Mike Pop, and present "88.3 FM KUR "Never Mind the Mainstream: The Final Show!" TOMORROW, 6-8 PM ET. Join us as we relive the past two years as Kutztown University Radio's greatest dynamic duo of all time. There's plenty of fun to be had as we expect an alarming amount ...of special guests to come into the studio. The playlist is a little "out there", but why not go a little unorthodox for the final show ever? We're excited about it, and we hope you are, too. Tune in. Tell your parents to tune in. Tell a random stranger to tune in. You will not want to miss our finest (two) hours ever. Stream the show @ kur.kutztown.edu. Call into the studio line: (610)-683-4058. IM us on AOL Instant Messenger: KURRequest. Never Mind the Mainstream: The best alternative and indie rock on college radio. We'll catch you for the finale tomorrow, left of the dial. Thank you all.

Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing"

Sunday, May 2, 2010

April 30, 2010 (Playlist)

April 30, 2010 (Playlist):
"Our Forty-Sixth Show!"

Gogol Bordello – Pala Tute
LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls
Pixies – Tame
Heavenly – C Is The Heavenly Option
*"Allen Reed Memorial Cover Of The Week": Death Cab For Cutie – Here Comes The Rain Again (The Eurythmics Cover) (Live)

The xx – Islands

M.I.A. – Born Free
Broken Social Scene – Forced To Love
The National – Afraid Of Everyone
Surfer Blood – Take It Easy
Jenny Lewis – Carpetbaggers (Feat. Jonathan Rice & Elvis Costello)
*"The Mighty Mighty Boss-Tune": Bruce Springsteen – The Promise

Tokyo Police Club – Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)
Field Music – Measure
*"Punk Trunk!": Black Flag – TV Party
*"Punk Trunk!": The Ramones – Do You Wanna Dance?
The Tallest Man On Earth – King Of Spain
Cake – Italian Leather Sofa
Foo Fighters – Oh, George
Band Of Skulls – Death By Diamonds And Pearls
The Smiths – Ask
Cold War Kids – Saint John
Flesh For Lulu – I Go Crazy

*Background music consisted of various instrumentals songs from Bloc Party's past three records: "Silent Alarm", "A Weekend In The City", and "Intimacy".

The penultimate show (which for those who don't know what that means, it's our second to last show - ever!). And what a show it was. Jim Adair and myself understand that for a crunch-time show, there needs to be a kick-ass playlist. As we have both been raving about the new music that came out last month and now in this month, we spun only the best of the best in alternative rock on Never Mind the Mainstream. New tunes this week featured Gogol Bordello, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Broken Social Scene, The National, Surfer Blood, (brand spankin' new) Tokyo Police Club, and Field Music. We were also graced with some of our favorite callers in the show's history, specifically Redneck Jeff, who revealed himself, after two years of persistent call-ins, to be my own twin brother. Not terribly shocking, but still amusing nevertheless. We got to play a whopping 23 song set and participated in some crazy college antics on the air. You had to hear it to believe it. Tune in next week for another great set.

Oh, and did we mention that next week is our final show ever!? We'll be promoting the last hoorah like crazy over the next couple of days, so we hope you won't ignore us, rather you'll join us. Call in, IM us, hell, even show up at the station. We don't care how you do it, just celebrate two years of excellent college radio programming with us. Never Mind the Mainstream. The finale. You cannot miss this. Thank you so much for the support!

LCD Soundsystem - "Drunk Girls"

The xx - "Islands"

The Smiths - "Ask"

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Penultimate Show Airs Tonight!

All good things must come to an end, even yours truly and Jim Adair understand this. But we've got two more shows left in the tank until we retire this old college radio program for good. Rest assured, Never Mind the Mainstream will dominate 88.3 FM KUR for our final two editions. We are not messin' around - these shows will display some of the greatest alternative and indie rock from yesterday, today, and tomorrow. We kick-off this crunch-time show with new music from LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Broken Social Scene, The National, Surfer Blood, and more. Don't forget that we always pay tribute to the movers and shakers of alt. rock, and this week we do so with Pixies, Heavenly, Cake, and Flesh For Lulu. Mix that all up with the "Allen Reed Memorial Cover Of The Week", "The Mighty Mighty Boss-Tune", and the "Punk Trunk!" (with a newly acquired opening sound byte!). The party begins at 6 PM TONIGHT! Stream the show live @ kur.kutztown.edu. Call into the studio line: (610) 683-4058 or IM us on AOL Instant Messenger: KURRequest. Tune in to mellow out/rock out/or just plain hang out before final exams week.

Cold War Kids - "Saint John"

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Music (4/29/10)

(Photo from NerdsattheCoolTable.com)

Sorry for this being a day late (and a couple of bucks short).

Well folks, today was my final day of classes at this institution. And it's more than safe to say that it was my final "legit" day of classes of my life. Maybe sometime down the road of life, I'll attend a few seminars for my job, or I'll attend meetings and get assigned "homework", but this is definitely the end of what young people consider "classes". It's a bittersweet feeling, like with most growing-up-type events that happen to soon-to-be graduates. I can't believe I'm graduating in a week and a half. Where did four years go? I'll spare you what I said in my speech to all the members of 88.3 FM KUR on Tuesday's (final) meeting. That's wasn't an easy thing to get through. I'll write a HUGE post sometime after I graduate next Saturday about my feelings towards college radio, Never Mind the Mainstream and KUR specifically, and the "college rock" genre of the past four years. It should be pretty heartfelt. After final exams, I'm sure I'll be fed up with writing, but I'll muscle out something poignant for all of you. In the mean time, here's some great new music that came out since last Wednesday. Enjoy it with a beer and the anticipation of summer on the horizon, just like I am. Disregard my exclamation points for Interpol and Kele. I'm just really psyched to hear their new tunes.

From Pitchfork From Stereogum

Monday, April 26, 2010

April 23, 2010 (Playlist)

April 23, 2010 (Playlist):
"Our Forty-Fifth Show!"

Phoenix – Lasso
Tegan & Sara – Don't Rush
Band Of Horses – Compliments
Josh Ritter – Rattling Locks
Goo Goo Dolls – We Are The Normal
The Mountain Goats – Palmcorder Yajna
New Order – Love Less
Pavement – Unseen Power Of The Picket Fence
*"Allen Reed Memorial Cover Of The Week": Echo & The Bunnymen – People Are Strange (The Doors Cover)
The Hold Steady – The Weekenders
Pearl Jam – Hail, Hail

*"The Mighty Mighty Boss-Tune": Bruce Springsteen – Sherry Darling (Live)
Stars – Fixed
Bloc Party – The Marshals Are Dead
*"Punk Trunk!": Joe Jackson – I'm The Man
*"Punk Trunk!": Blondie – Hanging On The Telephone
Imogen Heap – Tidal
Titus Andronicus – Richard II
Sonic Youth – Star Power
Radiohead – Optimistic
Modest Mouse – Paper Thin Walls

*Background music consisted of various tracks featured on the Fired Up! Ultimate Dance Collection compilation. They ranged from Amber to Rockell. Cheesy, 90s club jams and roller rink anthems alike.

Mark it down: 45 shows (total) in the book! Your hosts, Jim Adair and myself (Mike Pop) added to the greatness of Friday's sunny afternoon by bringing you a superb edition of Never Mind the Mindstream. With only a few shows left to go in NMTM's lifespan, we're pulling out all the stops and bringing you the greatest programming a college radio frequency has ever seen. This week featured a few shockers, even for our show: Goo Goo Dolls, (a Doors cover via) Echo & The Bunnymen, Joe Jackson, and Blondie. New music brought to you by Tegan & Sara, Band Of Horses, The Hold Steady, Stars, and Titus Andronicus. Jim pulled out his vinyl collection and it was an absolute thrill to play those records on our player for the first time in our show's illustrious history. Thanks to everyone who tuned in. We know the weather is beautiful and everyone wants to be outside, so why not turn us on outdoors? We sound better in nature, anyway. There's only two shows left and the final two are going to be awesome, so you do not want to miss a single note. Tune in next week for another great set.

Phoenix - "Lasso"

The Hold Steady - "The Weekenders"

Sonic Youth - "Star Power"