Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sly & The Family Stone

Tone Float #8 (March 16, 2011)

My true blue pal Meshell woke up extra early and came on the show this week to help me out with Fundrive! We had a ball and I'm so grateful to everyone who donated to my show. The donations will be put to good use: studio upgrades and general maintenance of the CFUV post-punk catalogue, etc.

Shotgun Jimmie - Late Last Year (Transistor Sister, 2011)
Wilco - Impossible Germany (Sky Blue Sky, 2007)
Peter Wolf - Long Way Back Again (Fool's Parade, 1998)
Blue Rodeo - Try (Outskirts, 1987)
Makeout Videotape - Island Groovies (Ying Yang, 2010)
Cut Copy - Need You Now (Zonoscope, 2011)
Iggy Pop - Nightclubbing (The Idiot, 1977)
Egyptrixx - Bible Eyes (Bible Eyes, 2011)
Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa (There's A Riot Goin' On, 1971)
The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist (Since I Left You, 2001)
Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Love Comes In Spurts (Blank Generation, 1977)
Battles - Ice Cream (Gloss Drop, 2011)
Destroyer - Bay Of Pigs (Kaputt, 2011)
Smith Westerns - Dye The World (Dye It Blonde, 2011)
Ducktails - Killin' The Vibe (Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics, 2011)
David Bowie & Trevor Jones - Chilly Down (Labyrinth, 1986)
MF Doom (feat. Count Bass D) - Potholderz (MM..Food, 2004)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

James Chance & The Contortions

Essential no-wave listening. James Chance was the first guy to put a little funk in his punk.

Monday, March 14, 2011



Kids Don't Follow

Tone Float #7 (March 9, 2011)

My sister Laura Palmer came on the show last week and we played some of our favourite tunes. We have always loved a lot of the same bands but lately she has been giving me grief when I pull out my Wire and Replacements records. Oh well, I love her all the same. We still both worship at the church of the Ramones and that's good enough for me.

Harald Grosskopf - Synthesist (Synthesist, 1980)
Battles - Race : In (Mirrored, 2007)
Radiohead - Little By Little (The King Of Limbs, 2011)
Foals - Miami (Total Life Forever, 2010)
Destroyer - Downtown (Kaputt, 2011)
Devo - Gut Feeling/Slap Your Mammy (Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, 1978)
Wire - Straight Line (Pink Flag, 1977)
Oberhofer - Away FRM U (Away FRM U EP, 2011)
Patrick Wolf - Who Will? (The Bachelor, 2009)
We Are The City - Dark/Warm Air (High School, 2011)
Toro Y Moi - Still Sound (Underneath The Pine, 2011)
M. Ward - Rave On (Hold Time, 2009)
No Gold - Rainforts (No Gold, 2011)
Yuck - The Wall (Yuck, 2011)
Happy Birthday - Girls FM (Happy Birthday, 2010)
Crystal Castles - Baptism (Crystal Castles II, 2010)
DOOM - Gazzillion Ear (Born Like This, 2009)
Yukon Blonde - Loyal Man (Yukon Blonde, 2010)
Braids - Plath Heart (Native Speaker, 2011)
Constantines - Young Lions (Shine A Light, 2003)
Dirty Projectors - Cannibal Resource (Bitte Orca, 2009)


Public Image Ltd.


Tone Float #6 (March 2, 2011)

I had one of the scariest bike rides of my life on the way to the studio for this show. Hurricane winds were fighting me all the way down the road but I made it through the wall of air and got jiggy to some Prince, à la Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz).

Prince - The Beautiful Ones (Purple Rain, 1984)
Pavement - Grave Architecture (Wowee Zowee, 1995)
Radiohead - Morning Mr Magpie (The King Of Limbs, 2011)
Isaac Hayes - Walk On By (Hot Buttered Soul, 1969)
The Stooges - Down On The Street (Fun House, 1970)
The Rapture - Heaven (Echoes, 2003)
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)? (Love Bites, 1978)
Destroyer - Suicide Demo For Kara Walker (Kaputt, 2011)
Toro Y Moi - New Beat (Underneath The Pine, 2011)
Cut Copy - Pharaohs & Pyramids (Zonoscope, 2011)
Flight - Turns To Blood (The Lead Riders, 2010)
Spoon-'N'-Folk - Throw Me To The Droids (Throw Me To The Droids, 2005)
Yukon Blonde - Kumiko Song (Yukon Blonde, 2010)
Deerhoof - Rainbow Silhouette Of The Milky Rain (Milk Man, 2004)
We Are The City - Dark/Warm Air (High School, 2011)
Neil Young - Tonight's The Night (Tonight's The Night, 1975)
Crystal Castles - Intimate (Crystal Castles II, 2010)
Diamond Rings - All Yr Songs (Special Affections, 2010)
Braids - Little Hand (Native Speaker, 2011)
Wire - Adapt (Red Barked Tree, 2011)
James Blake - Unluck (James Blake, 2011)
Parliament - Up For The Down Stroke (Up For The Down Stroke, 1974)