Watch Radiohead On The Colbert Report

Last night, media gadfly and television host Stephen Colbert played host to the band Radiohead; making a big spectacle and joke of the fact that they have jumped off the corporate grid these past few years by showing copious plugs for Dr. Pepper, touting it as “The official softdrink of Radiohead.”

The whole gang had a good laugh about it and went on to perform a few songs and talk about global warming.

Catch two clips below and click here to see the entire episode.

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PLAYLIST 09/25/11

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Anything (Live exclusive version) ANDREW WK
That’s rock and roll SHAUN CASSIDY (happy bday Shaun)
Growing Up (full band alternate) BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (happy bday Bruce)
Victim of Circumstance JOAN JETT (happy bday Joan)
Lexicon Devil GERMS (happy bday Darby Crash)
Devil and Maggie Chascarillo LUCERO
Lost in LA NEEMA
Suzanne LEONARD COHEN (happy bday Leonard)
Jack LaLanne GUTTERMOUTH (happy bday Jack)
Muscle Bustle DONNA LOREN
Pump your Blood POTSIE (happy bday Anson Williams)
Pretty Girls JOE JACKSON (happy bday Catherine Zeta Jones)
If not for you OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN (happy bday Olivia)
She’s not there NEKO CASE/NICK CAVE (happy bday Nick)
Want Ads HONEY CONE (happy bday Don Corneilus)
Lovelines (alternate) REPLACEMENTS
I wanna be your boyfriend RUBINOOS
Girlfriend AVRIL LAVIGNE (happy bday Avril)
Stupidest man in Nyack BAGHDADDIOS
Dead Ringer for Love MEATLOAF and CHER (Happy bday Meatloaf)
Pretend ALVIN STARDUST (happy bday Alvin)
Please (you got that thing) INXS with RAY CHARLES (happy bday Ray)
Cover of the rolling stone DR HOOK (happy bday Shel Silverstein)
Paint in Black (live 85) R.E.M.

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R.E.M. To Release Greatest Hits Set This November

The recently-disbanded R.E.M. are going out on top and on their own terms, the icing on the cake being a career-spanning Greatest Hits set titled Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011.

According to Pitchfork:

Part Lies will made up of 40 tracks on two discs, collecting tracks from the band’s releases on both IRS Records and Warner Bros. Records. It will include three tracks recorded after the release of their last album, Collapse Into Now: “A Month of Saturdays”, “We All Go Back to Where We Belong” and “Hallelujah”. They were recorded this summer in Athens, Georgia with Accelerate/Collapse Into Now producer Jacknife Lee.

The compilation will be released November 15th through Warner Bros. The complete tracklist is below:

Disc 1:

01 Gardening at Night
02 Radio Free Europe
03 Talk About the Passion
04 Sitting Still
05 So. Central Rain
06 (Don’t Go Back to) Rockville
07 Driver 8
08 Life and How to Live It
09 Begin the Begin
10 Fall on Me
11 Finest Worksong
12 Its the End of the World as We Know it (and I Feel Fine)
13 The One I Love
14 Stand
15 Pop Song 89
16 Get Up
17 Orange Crush
18 Losing My Religion
19 Country Feedback
20 Shiny Happy People

Disc 2

01 The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
02 Everybody Hurts
03 Man on the Moon
04 Nightswimming
05 Whats the Frequency, Kenneth?
06 New Test Leper
07 Electrolite
08 At My Most Beautiful
09 The Great Beyond
10 Imitation of Life
11 Bad Day
12 Leaving New York
13 Living Well Is the Best Revenge
14 Supernatural Superserious
15 Überlin
16 Oh My Heart
17 Alligator_Aviator_Autopilot_Antimatter
18 A Month of Saturdays
19 We All Go Back to Where We Belong
20 Hallelujah


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Pearl Jam “Twenty” DVD Release Set For October

Pearl Jam fans who thought they were going to have to just settle for a quaint album of Eddie Vedder Ukulele tunes, you’d be wrong.

Pearl Jam’s Cameron Crowe-directed documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty… will be available as a three-disc DVD/Blu-ray set [on October 25th], featuring the final version of the film, along with an alternate version and loads of bonus footage.


Wow, Pearl Jam sure is getting the royal treatment with this set. I mean, any film whose trailer kickstarts with an awkward David Lynch interview MUST be worth it:


via COS

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PLAYLIST 09/18/11

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Around the Dial THE KINKS
Rex Bob Lowenstein MARK GERMINO & the SLUGGERS
Left of the Dial REPLACEMENTS
Life Size Rubber Doll BILLY & the BOYS
Baby Doll DEE DEE KING (aka RAMONE, Happy Bday DEE DEE)
Elevator Operator (outtake) RAMONES (Happy Bday Richie Ramone)
S.W.A.K.  WYLDLIFE (unsigned Westchester)
I Wanna go all the Way PAINS of BEING PURE at HEART
I hear noises TEGAN & SARA (happy bday Tegan)
Back in your Head TEGAN & SARA (happy bday Sara)
There’s a Starbucks where the Starbucks used to be JOHN WESLEY HARDING
409 in your coffee maker GREEN DAY
Let’s go on the beach OUTKAST
Haven’t got a clue DRAMARAMA  (happy bday John Easdale)
Smart GIRL in a COMA
You two timed me one time too often TEX RITTER (happy bday John Ritter)
A womans got the power CLARENCE CLEMONS and RED BANK ROCKERS
Adam West (happy bday Adam)
Balls in your mouth JIMMY FALLON, ROOTS, EDDIE VEDDER (Happy bday Jimmy)
Why go (Live 92) PEARL JAM
Smells like Karen Carpenter MONEYSHOT COSMONAUTS



Here’s the details on the return of anything anything to your radio dial

starting this sunday night and every sunday night 9pm-11pm you can listen on 107.1 the peak. the station’s on air signal reaches westchester, rockland, bergen, lower fairfield, north shore of Long Island, the bronx and midtown manhattan and above.

it can also be streamed at and on all smart phones via the tune in radio app which is a free download.

Starting on October 2nd, WDHA will be carrying the show as well.

Free Form is back!

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Listen To Rich Discuss ‘Anything, Anything’ Today On WFMU

Pic by Dave Giordano of

At 3pm today, Rich will be on the legendary WFMU (91.1fm) playing records and announcing the new home of Anything, Anything.

From WFMU:

Rich Russo “Anything Anything” 
Wednesday, September 14th, 3pm – 6pm on Irwin’s show 
Rich Russo, host of the commercial free-form music show “Anything Anything,” which aired on the now-defunct WRXP on Sunday nights in New York, will be Irwin’s on-air guest Wednesday afternoon, September 14. Despite its unpredictable mix of genre-surfing, “Anything Anything” was a ratings success on a station with an ill-fated format. Russo is currently stringing together a loose network of affiliates to revive “Anything Anything” simultaneously on both commercial and non-commercial outlets. An admitted admirer of WFMU (with the t-shirts to prove it), Russo got away with airing scratchy vinyl, warped cassettes, and audio ripped from VHS tapes on a commercial rock station. He’ll talk about the rise and fall of WRXP’s “New York rock experience” and about his new venture.

That’s right! bossman is going to announce what stations he’ll be on… on a station that isn’t even going to carry it (crazy)!

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New Neon Indian Video For “Polish Girl”

Neon Indian is having a pretty good 2011.

Between becoming an Indie success story with his first album being re-released on a bigger label earlier this year, his collaboration EP with The Flaming Lips, and a new album out today, he still has time to drop a, pretty cinematic, new video for the album, Era Extraña, and it’s first single “Polish Girls.”

The video has quite the little 80s-cyberpunk vibe going on.


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Details + Album Cover For New Justice Album

Justice‘s new album Audio, Video, Disco  will be out October 25 on Ed Banger/Because/Elektra and that’s the very monolithic cover art above.

They’ll be releasing a small EP later this month on the 26th in advance of the album, so you won’t have to wait too long to hear new Daft Punk redux Justice. In fact, you don’t have to wait at all:


Via Pitchfork

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Never Forget 9/11/2001

I’ve been asked alot over the last few weeks if i had a 9/11 playlist, which is kinda uncomfortable, i think of playlists as something creative and happy. Nothing surrounding any anniversary of 9/11 could ever be that. The tragedy of that day as well as the political missteps that followed it (and some believe preceded it) can never be erased and we’ll never heal from it. Music is the great healer but in this case only serves as a reminder of that day, nothing more.

There are a few songs that i’d like to share with you that i will be listening to over the next few days as i reflect on the tragedy that, in order, tell a story, and all written by New Jersey songwriters. The videos are below of each song and a description of it, with the exception of the first one which is available as a stream or download

GROUND ZERO by 68AD, tells the story of the panic of finding a loved one amidst the tragedy of the attacks, featuring this verse that really hits hard

“and i watched the news with a poisoned hate, for justice to this day i still wait,
so i’ll just say thanks to all of you who did brave things i didn’t do”

YOU’RE MISSING by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND, in the midst of one of our country’s worst tragedies, arguably our greatest songwriter steps up with a song that still gives me chills every time i hear it, no song has ever put the loss of a loved one in the frame that Bruce does here. the following lyric hits harder than anything i’ve ever heard especially when i think of that day as i drove through my neighborhood and realized that some of the kids who lived near me parents might not come home and never were found.

“Pictures on the nightstand, TV’s on in the den
Your house is waiting, your house is waiting
For you to walk in, for you to walk in
But you’re missing, you’re missing”

I FEEL WEIRD by STEEL TRAIN in a performance on my radio show, which is one of my favorite performances on the show. the song tells a story 5 years down the road after losing a loved one in the tragedy, the narrator of the song is able to move on, or at least he hopes so. the first two verses tell the story

“When I was eighteen everything was alive
Then the planes hit the towers
Then she died, then he died
A part of me disappeared six feet in the ground
Million miles in the sky a fire burns,
A fire burns, a fire burns and it is mine

And I did what I did
What we did to survive
Five whole years of my life I spent mourning you and why?
Girl you’re still alive
You’re too dead to keep inside
You take the years, you keep it all,
I finally think I might be alright”

I AM A PATRIOT by PEARL JAM in this live clip from Uniondale, NY, Eddie and the band gives what i believe is the best version of the song written by Steven Van Zandt. As the talk radio and fox news jackasses turned 9/11 into a ratings and fear mongering bonanza making a tragedy a political football and money making entity, this song although written well before the tragedy, is a call to throw out the political jockeying that goes on in the country and not be judged by the party lines, but to embrace the freedom we are blessed with.

“And I ain’t no communist,
And I ain’t no socialist,
And I ain’t no capitalist,
And I ain’t no imperialist,
And I ain’t no democrat,
Sure ain’t no republican either,
I only know one party,
And that is freedom.”

Hopefully these songs will put the tragedy in some perspective for you and if you’re like me you’ll think of the day and those we lost, and hopefully live your life to the fullest while having respect and compassion for your fellow humans. if you’d like to support a charity for 9/11 and beyond, i recommend tuesday’s children for those who lost loved ones that day, go here and learn more

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