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