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