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Friday, August 26


Some good stuff in the Top Ten this week.  It is still dominated by testosterone.  *sigh*  It's a man's world.  Here we go:
  1. Rocket - Smashing Pumpkins
  2. Welcome To Paradise - Green Day
  3. Where Eagles Dare - Misfits
  4. Suffragette City - David Bowie
  5. Uprising - Muse
  6. Wanted To Be Your - Spoon
  7. New College - Dollyrots
  8. Stranger Than Fiction - Bad Religion
  9. My Doorbell - White Stripes
  10. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - Ramones
Get ready for More Music Monday, with songs from:  X-Ray Specs, Patti Smith, Dead Kennedys, New York Dolls, and more!

Friday, August 19


Not sure what to say about this week's list except that it lacks estrogen, despite the number one song's reference to women's right to vote.  The Donnas just barely make it on at number 10.  I'll have to add more chick rock on More Music Monday.  Here is this week's top 10:
  1. Suffragette City - David Bowie
  2. Rocket - Smashing Pumpkins
  3. Uprising - Muse
  4. Wanted To Be Your - Spoon
  5. Alternative Ulster - Stiff Little Fingers
  6. Bad Mouth - Fugazi
  7. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - Ramones
  8. Tommy The Cat - Primus
  9. My Doorbell - White Stripes
  10. Take It Off - Donnas

Wednesday, August 17


Q:  What do you call a jazz/rock fusion band with a DJ and MC?
A:  More Of Anything

In a world full of mid-tempo copycats and Disney pop stars, More Of Anything is an incredibly unique act.  We took in a high-energy show at the Triple Door the other night.  Sparking that energy was Brandon Blake, striding through the crowd while fingering his bass.  More Of Anything was formed in Seattle by lead guitarist Neri Osmanovic and drummer Brad Burkett in 2009.  Adding funky rhythms on guitar is Byung Chung.

Charismatic MC Moe Betta from New York asked me if I was picking up what he was laying down.  I replied, "Most of it."  At times, he rapped so furiously that I did not catch all the words.  But, I could tell all the boys were having a good time playing together.  The crowd was so into the show that some became a part of it, dancing with band members.  One person even knocked over a mic stand which turned off the power strip that the DJ's gear was plugged into, but it was good timing, as it was the last song of the night.

More Of Anything's new EP fails to capture the spirit of the live show, but I'll spin a couple tracks from it on KJRW, and you can tell me what you think.

Friday, August 12


The top 4 of the top 10 are songs just added on More Music Monday.  And we are just a few days away from another More Music Monday!  Here is this week's list:
  1. Rocket - Smashing Pumpkins
  2. Submission - Sex Pistols
  3. Take It Off - Donnas
  4. Don't Go Away - Runaways
  5. Tommy the Cat - Primus
  6. Head Like a Hole - Nine Inch Nails
  7. My Doorbell - White Stripes
  8. Sheena Is a Punk Rocker - Ramones
  9. Something In The Way - JEFF the Brotherhood
  10. Verse Chorus Verse - Nirvana

Friday, August 5


A good-looking Top 10 list for the first week of August:
  1. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - Ramones
  2. Tommy The Cat - Primus
  3. Head Like A Hole - Nine Inch Nails
  4. Your Generation - Generation X
  5. Next To You - Police
  6. New Radio - Bikini Kill
  7. My Doorbell - White Stripes
  8. This Ain't Pleasure - L7
  9. Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
  10. Sweet '69 - Babes In Toyland
Looking forward to MORE MUSIC MONDAY.  More songs from Nirvana, Ramones, Smashing Pumpkins and others this Monday!

Wednesday, August 3