Bless Playlist 26/7/2004

Say Hi To Your Mom
Say Hi To Your Mom. The indie slackers.

Nights like tonight are the reason I keep DJing. All night there was an excellent atmosphere, right from when it wasn’t very full at the start to when it got unusually rammed after 10ish. The reason it was so good is that the people who were out were all brilliant, I didn’t get one annoying/dull request all night. A dream night for any DJ!

The best new tune tonight was Say Hi To Your Mom‘s ‘Pop Music Of The Future.’ Lovely lyrics and a cracking tune from a great album. You can download full songs and clips from the band’s own website.

Astute listeners may have noticed a Frenchifying of the night towards the end. This was in tribute to some cool French visitors present. For a Francophile like me, this was an opportunity not to be squandered. Sadly, I didn’t have time to fit in any Phoenix but I did manage to get a trio of old French classics in: Adhemard’s storming ‘Le Mal De Dent,’ Serge Gainsbourg‘s ‘Soixante Neuf Annee Erotique’ and the swoonsome ‘Douce France’ by Charles Trenet. This trio of songs are tonight’s joint best old tracks, covering three decades of French pop.

Antoine Doinel, Antoine Doinel, Antoine Doinel, Antoine Doinel, Antoine Doinel, Antoine Doinel, Antoine Doinel:

Young People – Ne’er Do Well
Figurine – Way Too Good (2 Good Mix)
Mr. Complex – Emotional
The Concretes – You Can’t Hurry Love
Michael Fakesch – We Got A Generator
Modest Mouse – Worms Vs. Birds
Deerhoof – Milkman
The Dorian Three – Don’t Tell
Blondie – Union City Blue
Landau – Spring Showers
Anti-Pasti – No Government
Sleater-Kinney – Hubcap
Thomas Dolby – She Blinded Me With Science (Extended Version)
From Autumn To Ashes – The After Dinner Payback
L’orchestre Devereaux – Non Stop
Pink Grease – The Pink G.R.Easer
Alec Empire – Public Enemy Number One
The Elected – Go On
Athletic Mic League – Whatchuknow
Talkingheads – Once In A Lifetime
Gd Luxxe – My Former Drug
Pretty Girls Make Graves – Speakers Push The Air
John Williams – The Imperial March
Slayer – Raining Blood
Louis Jordan – Five Guys Named Moe
Bad Religion – American Jesus
Bad Azz – Down Wit Us
Cex – Destination: Sexy
Shins – Fighting In A Sack
System Of A Down – Suite-Pee
Say Hi To Your Mom – Pop Music Of The Future
Ben Folds Five – Army
Converge – Concubine
Pavement – Grave Architecture
The Fiery Furnaces – Straight Street
Tigrics – Public Gameover
Non Phixion – Rock Stars
The Beach Boys – Girl Don’t Tell Me
The Weakerthans – Aside
Lightyear – Three Basics
Serge Gainsbourg – Soixante Neuf Annee Erotique
Adhemard – Le Mal De Dent
Le Tigre – Let’s Run
Cable – God Gave Me Gravity
Boards Of Canada – Roygbiv
Kings Of Convenience – I’d Rather Dance With You
Charles Trenet – Douce France

Bonheurs fanés, cheveux au vent
Baiser volés, rêves émouvants
Que reste-t-il de tout cela?
Dites-le moi

Un petit village un vieux clocher
Un paysage si bien caché
Et dans un nuage le cher visage
De mon passé

Au revoir, you shitters!