Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Genius Heroes Radio 10/27/11

Happy Genius Heroes Radio - October 27, 2011 PART 1
Happy Genius Heroes Radio - October 27, 2011 PART 2
1. John Prine - It's a Big Old Goofy World
2. Drive-By Truckers - Everybody Needs Love
3. Deer Tick - Friday XIII
4. Frightened Rabbit - Old Old Fashioned
5. John Carpenter - Halloween Main Theme
6. Bobby Pickens - Monster Mash
7. Michael Jackson - Thriller
8. Joe Ely - Up On The Ridge
9. Johnny Cash - Big River
10. Townes Van Zandt - The Shrimp Song
11. Vetiver - Roll On Babe
12. John Prine - You Got Gold

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy Genius Heroes Radio 10/20/11

Happy Genius Heroes Radio - October 20, 2011
1. Toro y Moi - Still Sound
2. Hercules and Love Affair - Painted Eyes
3. Friends - Friend Crush
4. Black Light Dinner Party - Older Together
5. Class Actress - Keep You
6. Washed Out - Amor Fati
7. WU LYF - Summas Bliss
8. The Joy Formidable - Austere
9. Cults - Go Outside
10. Neon Indian - Fallout

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Genius Heroes Radio 10/13/11

Still working out some kinks in the new studio, but I think we got some good tunes in. Have a listen. Let us know what you think.

Happy Genius Heroes Radio - October 13, 2011
1. Feist - I Feel It All (just got the tail end on the recording)
2. Langhorne Slim - I Love To Dance
3. Alexander - Truth
4. The Head and The Heart - Sounds Like Hallelujah
5. The Dutchess and The Duke - Hands
6. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Codeine
7. Kurt Vile - Society Is My Friend
8. Zola Jesus - Vessel
9. Cults - Abducted
10. Beirut - The Rip Tide
11. Crystal Stilts - Shake The Shackles
12. The Antlers - Parentheses
13. William Tyler - Terrace of the Leper King

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Happy Genius Heroes Radio 10/6/11

First show this year and in the new studio. Some minor hiccups in getting used to all new gear, but it is an upgrade. Hope you enjoyed the show this morning. If you missed it or want to want to re-listen or download it...have at it. Catch you next Thursday morning.

Happy Genius Heroes Radio - October 6, 2011
1. Wye Oak - Civilian
2. Surfer Blood - Floating Vibes
3. Okkervil River - Rider
4. The Kills - Satellite
5. The Antlers - I Don't Want Love
6. Florence & The Machine - What the Water Gave Me
7. Rogue Wave - I'll Never Leave You
8. Blitzen Trapper - Love The Way You Walk Away
9. Scott H. Biram - Sinkin' Down
10. Phosphorescent - Reasons to Quit
11. Trampled by Turtles - Feet and Bones
12. Yarn - Tennessee

Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Genius Heroes Radio 5/20/11

Thanks for listening all year. That's the last show of this academic year. We'll be on hiatus for summer break. In the meantime, enjoy the recordings and think about what you want to hear next fall. Be well and have a great summer.

Happy Genius Heroes Radio - May 20, 2011


1. Robert Randolph & The Family Band - I Need More Love
2. Lightnin' Hopkins - Once A Gambler
3. Levon Helm - Poor Old Dirt Farmer
4. Little Joy - Brand New Start
5. Lykke Li - Sadness Is A Blessing
6. My Morning Jacket - Bermuda Highway (acoustic)
7. Lynrd Skynrd - Simple Man
8. Old Crow Medicine Show - Next Go Round
9. Calexico w/ Jim James - Goin' to Acapulco
10. Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall (part 2)
11. Prince - Darling Nikki
12. Lionel Richie - Easy
13. The Talking Heads - Love - Building on Fire
14. Rodrigo y Gabriela - Tamacun

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Happy Genius Heroes Radio 5/19/11

Show starts about forty seconds into the recording. Be sure to tune in tomorrow morning for our last show of this academic year.

Happy Genius Heroes Radio - May 19, 2011


1. The Black Keys - She's Long Gone
2. Adele - If It Hadn't Been For Love
3. Bob Dylan - Song To Woody
4. Cat Power - Song to Bobby
5. Arcade Fire - Half Light II (No Celebration)
6. Alexander - A Million Years
7. Jimmy Cliff - Sitting In Limbo
8. The National - Lucky You (Daytrotter Session)
9. John Prine w/ Jim James - All The Best (Live on Letterman)
10. Jimi Hendrix - If 6 was 9
11. Tom Cochrane & Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe
12. Led Zeppelin - What Is And What Should Never Be (Live)
13. Pearl Jam - Yellow Led Better (Live)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Happy Genius Heroes Radio 5/12/11

Back with a successful recording and an eclectic playlist.

Happy Genius Heroes Radio - May 12, 2011


1. William Tyler - Tears and Saints
2. Yellow Ostrich - Hahahaohhoho
3. J Mascis - Too Deep
4. The Joy Formidable - Austere
5. Alexander - Truth
6. My Morning Jacket - Victory Dance
7. The Band w/ Emmylou Harris - Evangeline
8. The Grateful Dead - China Cat Sunflower
9. Elvis Presley - That's Alright Mama
10. Howlin' Wolf - Wang Dang Doodle
11. Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
12. The John Henrys - Thought Yourself Lucky
13. Foreigner - Jukebox Hero

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy Genius Heroes Radio 4/28/11

Happy Genius Heroes Radio - April 28, 2011


1. Sharon Von Etten - Consolation Prize
2. Dr. Dog - Shadow People
3. Darker My Love - Dear Author
4. The Kills - DNA
5. My Morning Jacket - Circuital
6. Holy Ghost! - Wait and See
7. The Generationals - Ten-Twenty-Ten
8. The National - Think You Can Wait

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Genius Heroes Radio 4/21/11

Special guest Steve Soden was in the studio today for the second half of the show. Always fun to have some company...and an excuse to play some Billy Ocean.

Happy Genius Heroes Radio - April 21, 2011


1. Bob Marley - Natural Mystic (live 9/23/80)
2. Deer Tick - Twenty Miles
3. Joe Pug - Lock The Door Christina
4. The Low Anthem - Boeing 737
5. Lykke Li - Get Some
6. Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
7. Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen
8. Adele - Someone Like You (live 2/15/11)
9. JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound - I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
10. Dropkick Murphys - Tessie

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Black Angels Live @ Lincoln Hall

The Black Angels Live @ Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL 4/18/11 Set List

Bad Vibrations
New Sniper
Surf City
Better Off
Yellow Elevator
Black Grease
Phosphene Dream
Young Men Dead


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Genius Heroes Radio 4/7/11

Have a listen to this weeks show below. Some good stuff in there.

Happy Genius Heroes Radio - April 7, 2011


1. TV On The Radio - Caffeinated Consciousness
2. Broken Bells - Meyrin Fields
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - Morning Thought
4. James Leg - Drowning in Fire
5. My Morning Jacket - Smoking From Shooting (Live at Terminal 5)
6. Hunx and his Punx - Lovers Lane
7. Those Darlins - Mystic Mind
8. Wanda Jackson - Shakin' All Over
9. Middle Brother - Million Dollar Bill
10. Strand of Oaks - Wolves
11. The Rural Alberta Advantage - North Star
12. Peter Bjorn & John - Second Chance

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy Genius Heroes Radio 4/1/11

Listen here or download for later. It only took me 2+ months to get a second show recorded. More can go wrong with this process than I anticipated. Anyway, enjoy.

Happy Genius Heroes Radio - April 1, 2011


1. Broken Bells - The Ghost Inside
2. The Strokes - Machu Picchu
3. Fleet Foxes - Restlessness Blues
4. Destroyer - Chinatown
5. Foals - Miami
6. Frightened Rabbit - Swim, Until You Can't See Land
7. Joe Pug - Speak Plainly, Diana
8. Justin Townes Earle - Rogers Park
9. Middle Brother - Me Me Me
10. Charles Bradley - The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
11. The Builders and the Butchers - When It Rains
12. The Avett Brothers - Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise
13. The Romany Rye - Untitled (Love Song)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The White Stripes Officially Call It Quits

Sad news for all us White Stripes fans, but not altogether surprising. Today it is official; The White Stripes are no more. The band released the following statement:

“The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong to you now and you can do with it whatever you want. The beauty of art and music is that it can last forever if people want it to. Thank you for sharing this experience. Your involvement will never be lost on us and we are truly grateful.”
Kind of a cool way to go out. My memories of the '03 Aragon show will last forever. Great show. My only regret is that it was be the only time I saw The White Stripes live.

What are your favorite White Stripes memories? Leave us a comment.

A few tracks from their 7/24/07 MSG show that never get old.

1. Dead Leaves and The Dirty Ground
2. When I Hear My Name
3. Jolene
4. Hotel Yorba

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Genius Heroes Radio 1/27/11

I've been working to make past shows accessible to folks who can't get up for our 7AM EST start since I started this radio show thing. I'd hit a number of roadblocks in achieving this, but today I finally got a postable recording of the show. It's not without its hiccups and listening to one's self can be somewhat disturbing (Is that REALLY what I sound like?) but anyway stick with the recording of the full hour. There are some good tunes in there. You can right click "Save As" to download the file and listen to the show when and where you would like or stream it from here.

Happy Genius Heroes Radio - January 27, 2011


1. Rogue Wave - Good Morning (The Future)
2. Ray Charles - Mess Around
3. Little Richard - Rip It Up
4. Carolina Chocolate Drops - Trouble In Your Mind
5. Carolina Chocolate Drops - Cornbread & Butterbeans
6. My Brightest Diamond - Feeling Good
7. The Decemberists - Calamity Song
8. Mumford & Sons - The Cave
9. Trampled By Turtles - Wait So Long
10. Destroyer - Song For America
11. Rambos - USA
12. Nirvana - Pennyroyal Tea
13. The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
14. Sharon Von Etten - One Day

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Windy City Winter Ball: Feb. 5 @ Double Door

This looks like fun. Being hailed as, "a formal rock and roll winter blowout," the 3rd annual Windy City Winter Ball will be at the Double Door on Feb. 5th. I can't get to Chicago for it, but I wanted to pass it along to any of our readers that might be in town that weekend. The Detroit Cobras will be headlining and I've been digging Rambos who are also playing (the remind me of Dead Confederate). Get your formal wear out, get some tickets, and get to the Double Door Feb. 5th.

The Detroit Cobras - Right Around The Corner

Friday, January 21, 2011

Good Listens: Curtis Evans 'Life With The Buffalo'

We always love new music here at HGH. Sometimes it takes us awhile to find time to digest new material. I have to admit it has taken me some time to sit down and listen to this album, but I was intrigued by the fact that Curtis Evans is a hometown Chicago product and his full length debut, Life With The Buffalo, was released on Grape Juice Records just days before my birthday last year...and the fact that The Chicago Reader described Evans as "frighteningly if Hank Williams had tried a little of what Nick Cave's been drinking." That was enough to get me interested.

...And the album doesn't disappoint. Check it out yourself. I have a couple tracks here to sample and you can listen to the full album over at Curtis' bandcamp page. Evans also has recorded a Daytrotter session. Be sure to keep an eye for it. Happy listening and let me know what you think.


Curtis Evans - Windows

Curtis Evans - Mark of the Beast

Go get yourself a copy of the album at Amazon or itunes.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Mike Bjurlin Workout Mix

Today's show on WBSL we put together a workout mix designed to inspire the continued training of our friend and colleague, Mike 'Bear' Bjurlin. Some good suggestions from everybody. We had a mix that I hope will keep him moving in the coming weeks (months?). We'll see. Have a listen to some of the tracks we included and if you have any more suggestions leave a comment.

Bjurlin Workout Mix:

Wham! - What Me Up Before You Go-Go

Tom Cochrane & Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe (Live)

Team America - Montage

Copperpot - Outwork

The Pointer Sisters - Jump (For My Love)

The Clash - Rock The Casbah

Dee-Lite - Groove is in the Heart

Cee Lo Green - Forget You

Dire Straits - Walk of Life

Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor

TV on the Radio - Dancing Choose

Kings of Leon - Red Morning Light

Muse - Uprising

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Songs For A Snowy Day

The radio show had to be switched to Wed. this week because of the snowstorm that hit New England today. As could be expected, the theme: Winter, Snow, Cold, Ice, Blizzards, etc...

Get lost in it. Leave any suggestions for additions in the comments.

Townes Van Zandt - Snowin' On Raton

Michael Daves - Rain and Snow

Matt Pond PA - Snow Day

The White Stripes - In the Cold, Cold Night (Live at MSG 7/24/07)

Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal

Ra Ra Riot - Winter '05