May 25, 2020

Modcast #452: Even Bigger Bowlful O' Soul


Got your best threads on? Gor your rhythm shoes ready? Put some talcum on the hardwoods and get ready to groove baby, because you're about to get funked. I've mixed up a full show of funky, chunky, sometimes discoey soul just for you.




Crowd Pleasers -- Ohio We're Gonna Dance (1979)
Edwin Starr -- Bigger And Better (1980)
Billy Ocean -- Love Really Hurts Without You (1976)
Pedigree Cuts -- Yeah Yeah Yeah
Skeewiff -- Get Down To the Pumped Up Funk (2014)
The Getup --Straight From The Hob (2014)
Jamiroquai -- Little L (2001)
King Britt & Sylk 130 -- When The Funk Hits The Fan (1998)
Fishbone -- Bonin' In The Jungle (1990)
Michael Kiwanuka & Tom Misch -- Money (2019)
Chaka Khan -- Like Sugar (2018)
Corduroy -- Magic Mountain (2018)
Brothers Johnson -- Stomp (1980)
Hot Chocolate -- Girl Crazy (1982)
The Spinners -- It's A Shame (1970)
Mayer Hawthorne -- Make Her Mine (2009)
Aretha Franklin -- Rock Steady (1972)


Madness -- Love Really Hurts Without You

May 17, 2020

Modcast #451: Songs for the Cocktail Hour

It's happy hour somewhere, and to celebrate Mary Queen of Cosmos joins me to share some great music for you cocktail hour.  We've got now sounds from back then, and new tunes with old twists. So, mix yourself a tasty libation, and get ready to get happy.


Dr. K -- Martini Swing (2005)
Dionne Warwick -- Always Something There To Remind Me (1973)
Avalanches -- If I Was A Folkstar (2016)
Martinibomb -- Operation Fascination (2012)
Vince Guaraldi Trio -- Cast Your Fate To The Wind (1962)
Stereolab -- Cellulose Sunshine (2008)
Hammond Experss -- Ass Enchilada (2007)
The Ramsey Lewis Trio -- The In Crowd (live 1965)
Esquivel -- Yeyo (1968)
Orgone -- The Vice Yard (2020)
The Style Council -- Dropping Bombs On The White House (1984)
The Budos Band -- My Girl (2007)
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd -- Desafinado (1962)
Johnny Astro -- Patio Pizzicato (1999)
Badly Drawn Boy -- Once Around The Block (2000)
Gert Wilden & Orchestra -- Dirty Beat (1970)


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May 9, 2020

Modcast #450: Music For Hanging Out

Spring is in the air, the grill is hot and the cocktails are cold, and here's your soundtrack for just kicking back and enjoying life. All new music this week, with lots of power pop, garage rock and soulful vibes coming your way.

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Diamond Hands -- Sleep Too Long (2020)
The Corner Laughers -- Sisters Of The Pollen (2020)
It's Karma It's Cool -- Back In '78 (2020)
Nat Freedberg -- Ain't Nothin' Sacred No More (2020)
Marc Platt -- Joe Strummer (2020)
The Bumblebats -- Balaclava (2020)
The Speedways -- Love Really Hurts Without You (2020)
Canine 10 -- Sick Joke (2020)
The Ghost Wolves -- Let's Go To Mars (2020)
Brad Marino -- False Alarm (2020)
Outtacontroller -- City Lights (2020)
The Ratboys -- Sonic Boy (2020)
X -- Water & Wine (2020)
Billie Joe Armstrong -- Manic Monday (2020)

Diamond Hands - Tomorrow Can Wait


The Ghost Wolves - Day Will Follow Dawn



May 1, 2020

Modcast #449: The Innocents Ride Again

The 1980s, 2-stroke terrors of So-Cal's Inland Empire ride again. This week a few old scooter buddies join me in celebrating all of our shelter in place orders. From our old days riding around southern California as the way too pretentious Innocents 21+ ESC, to our graying geezerhood, we pulled together a few tracks each for this thematic show.

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The Clash -- Four Horsemen
The Lambrettas -- Beat Boys In The Jet Age
Fine Young Cannibals -- Good Thing
Brian Briggs -- See You On the Other Side
The New Lime -- Sunny
Lemon Preacher -- Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall
Pomplamoose -- Mr. Blue Sky
Sonic Archers -- Blue Smoke
The Untouchables -- Whiplash
The Romantics -- 21 And Over
The Knack -- Let Me Out
Fountains of Wayne -- New Routine
Spearmint -- We're Going Out
The Kinks -- Better Things


Fountains of Wayne -- Better Things (Live Conan O'Brien, Sept. 21, 2001)


Pomplamoose -- Mr. Blue Sky

April 22, 2020

Modcast #448: Best Laid Plans

You know the old saying, man plans and the gods laugh. Well they had a good chuckle when another planned modcast sort of crashed and burned. So with almost no time to prepare our old friend and sometime guest host, DJ Ken, partnered up with me to throw together a show on the fly, slapdash style. We spun up the relevant music machines and came up with a nice mix of tunes. Hopefully, we can rebuild the other show bigger, better, faster and showier.

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The Strypes -- [I need a break from] Holidays
Paul Weller -- I'm Where I Should Be
Galileo 7 -- Everything is Everything Else
Eli Paperboy Reed -- Lovers Compensation
ABC -- The Flames Of Desire
Weeklings -- Change Your Mind
Bram Tchaikovsy --STrange Man Change Man
Overtures -- Still On My Mind
Fratellis -- Sugartown
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio -- Concussion
Corduroy -- Clockwork man
The Chats -- Bus Money
Parquet courts -- Almost Had to start a fightin' and out of patience
Foxhall Stacks -- Turntable Exiles

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The Chats -- Nambored


The Overtures - Onceinaworld


April 14, 2020

Modcast #447: Kids Want Hits

It's not just the kids, everybody wants hits these days. So, here you go, some great, feel good music to get you through the day. Got lots of new tunes, as well as a few past classics. Enjoy.

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The Cudas -- Kids Want Hits (2019)
Subculture -- Break Me Free (2020)
The Incurables -- Glam (2019)
The Cycle Paths -- I'm In Trouble (2020)
The Spitfires -- (Just Won't) Keep Me Down (2020)
Vista Blue -- Emmaline is Quarantined (2020)
Teenage Fanclub -- Slow Fade (2005)
Addison Love -- Like The Beatles (2018)
Fountains Of Wayne -- The Summer Place (2011)
The Hannah Barberas -- No Mystery (2020)
Kid Gulliver -- Susie Survived Chemotherapy (2020)
DFactor Pop - Home Of The Brave (2020)
Tommy Ray -- Ain't No Use (2020)
Quincy -- A Get Well Card From The Devil (2020)
SA Renyers -- Sharp Reminders (2019)
Lucy & the Rats -- Dark Clouds (2020)
Cherry Parke -- All Around The Moon (2020)

Tommy Ray -- Ain't No Use

March 28, 2020

Modcast #446: C-19, Not C-86

Mary Queen of Cosmos vents her coronavirus frustrations and I clap back with some happier tracks featuring the likes of The Lambrettas, Squire, Rancid, Orgone, Wolf Alice, Elvis Costello, Time Zone, Car Seat Headrest,Small Faces, The Clash & more.

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Deltron 3030 -- Virus
Elvis Costello -- Waiting for the End of the World
The Creation-Life is Just Beginning – 1967 single release
Car Seat Headrest -- Times to Die
small Faces -- Don't Burst My Bubble
Wolf Alice -- You're a Germ
MxPx - - I'm Ok, You're Ok
Orgone -- Waiting
Squire -- It's Getting Better
Selecter -- Time Hard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZbL7PVGjqg
The Lambrettas - Good times
The Rentals -- Waiting
Rancid -- I ain't worried
Idles -- Cry to Me
Madness -- The Sun and the Rain
The Raveonettes -- My Time's Up
The Clash -- I'm Not Down
Time Zone -- World Destruction
The Ramones -- I Believe In Miracles

Mary Queen of Cosmos wants to ease your C-19 suffering with this delish mix of gin and bourbon.

The Suffering Bastard
1 oz Bourbon
1 oz London dry gin
1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Ginger ale, to top
Garnish: Mint sprig

Add the bourbon, gin, lime juice and bitters into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled (about 30 seconds).
Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice.
Top with the ginger ale.
Garnish with a mint sprig


Elvis Costello - Waiting For The End Of The World (live, 1978)

March 7, 2020

Modcast #445: Don't Touch Me I'm Sick

It's gone airborne! From under self-imposed quarantine in Seattle, the corona virus capital of America, here comes Modcast: #445 Don't Touch Me I'm Sick! Wash your hands, adjust your mask, don't touch your face, and whatever else you do turn up the volume.

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Mudhoney -- Touch Me I'm Sick
The Chamberdeacons -- Sick
The Revox -- Sick of You
Spazzys -- Doctor Doctor
A Bunch of Jerks -- Medicine
Hollywood Brats -- Sick On You
Fast Eddie -- I Don't Need No Doctor
The White Stripes -- Girl You Have No Faith In Medicine
Supergrass -- Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In)
The Fratellis -- We Need Medicine
The Prisoners -- Mourn My Health
The New Pornographers -- End of Medicine
Art Brut -- Hospital
Swing Out Sister -- Better Make It Better
The Night Trains -- Love Sick
Carol Douglas -- Doctor's Orders
The Marvelettes -- You're My Remedy
The Brand New Heavies -- Get Away

Humble Pie -- I Don't Need No Doctor (Live LA Forum 1973)


Sharon Jones & Dap Kings -- Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Is In (2004)


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February 23, 2020

Modcast #444: The Rim Ram Room

Time for something a little different. I've packed out this show with mid-century rat packers, swingers, and singers such as Frank Sinatra, Wynonie Harris, Bobby Darin, Dinah Washington, Julie London and more.

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Frank Sinatra -- Bim Bam Baby
Della Reese -- Why Don't You Do Right
Jo Stafford -- The Gentleman Is A Dope
Peggy Lee -- I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
Blossom Dearie -- Rhode Island Is Famous For You
Bobby Darin -- Gyp The Cat
Sammy Davis Jr. -- Too Close For Comfort
Nat King Cole -- L-O-V-E
Vic Damone -- Little Girl
Dean Martin -- Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Wynonie Harris -- Quiet Whiskey
Dinah Washington -- Me & My Gin
Doris Day -- Cuttin' Capers
Ann-Margaret -- Thirteen Men
Mel Henke -- The Lively Ones

Jeanne Gayle -- Bim Bam Baby


Nat King Cole Trio -- Little Girl


Chet Baker & Art Pepper Sextet - Little Girl


Ann Margret & Al Hirt - Little Boy (Little Girl)


February 3, 2020

Modcast #443: For The Love Of Rock & Roll

If you're a music lover like I am than you will love this modcast. I've got a little bit of everything from punk to pop, new to old, sweet to pervy. Don't believe me, just listen in and try not to like the tunes I've got in the mix.

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Dogmatics -- I Love Rock & Roll (2019)
Muck & The Mires - Cupid's Not A Friend Of Mine (2020)
In Deed -- Flavour Of The Month (2019)
The Hussy -- Cornflakes (2019)
Ken Fox -- One Less Step (2020)
Fontaines DC -- Liberty Belle (2019)
Poison Boys -- I Won't Look Back (2019)
Ulysses -- Bad Tattoo (2019)
The Andersons! -- From The Get-Go (2000)
The Weeklings -- I'm In Love (2015)
Noonday Underground -- Sunbeam (2015)
Ex Hex -- Diamond Drive (2019)
Ahem -- Sideways (2019)
Lauran Hibberd -- Bang Bang Bang (2019)
Natelie Sweet -- Bottle Of Wine (2019)
Powerslut -- Leopard Print Butt Plug (2016)
Drowning Effect -- Holiday (2019)

Powerslut -- Hot Tub Wingman


Muck & The Mires -- Saturday Let Me Down Again




January 12, 2020

Modcast #442: Faves of 2019

It's time for my annual look back of some of the songs that I really liked last year. Are these the best of 2019? To be sure they should be included in any best of round-up, but there were lots of great artists who produced a lot of great music last year. These then are the tracks that really jumped out at me, that got lodged in my head and my playlists. Enjoy this quick listen back as you begin listening forward to 2020.

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X -- Delta 88 Nightmare
The Who -- I Don't Wanna Get Wise
RAF Mod Band -- Little Generals
The Recalls -- Tears Of Love
The Lolas -- Oceans Of The Moon
Brad Marino -- What Comes Naturally
Geoff Palmer -- All The Hits
André M -- View From Above
Michael Kiwanuka -- Rolling
PP Arnold -- Baby Blue
Bleached -- Hard To Kill
Pale Lips -- You're A Doll
Tacocat -- The Problem
The Regrettes -- I Dare You
Skinny Lister -- My Distraction
The Beat with Ranking Roger -- Who's Dat Lookin


Skinny Lister -- Trouble On Oxford Street


Bleached -- Think of You




December 30, 2019

Modcast #441: Long Time Coming

Neal Augenstein from Modest Proposal drops into the captain's chair for this week's Modcast #441: Long Time Coming and brings a raft full of classic tracks to share. And, some news too. Modest Proposal is doing their first reunion show in over a decade, Sunday March 15th and along for the ride are their special guests from New York, Mod Fun. Here's the link for tickets and more info. Be sure to get tix soon as space is limited and these are going to go fast: https://www.pearlstreetwarehouse.com/e/modest-proposal-w-mod-fun-87485462373/

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The Records -- Starry Eyes
Purple Hearts -- My Life's a Jigsaw
Count 4 -- Silk Scarf's Knotted
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell -- Ain't No Mountain High Enough
The Truth -- Spread A Little Sunshine
The Lyres -- Don't Give It Up Now
The Defranco Family -- Heartbeat, It's A Lovebeat
The Times -- Big Painting
Generation X -- One Hundred Punks
Mod Fun -- I Am With You
The Mondays! -- Long Time Ago

Check out previous Modest Proposal posts:
Mod band Modest Proposal livestreamed a preview of their new album (2018)
Modcast #143: Guest Host Neal Augenstein from Modest Proposal (2009)
New Modest Proposal live track from their reunion show (2010)