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
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 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