Apparently there are plenty of people in Calgary who have bad taste in music (and radio for that matter.) So much so that there was an actual petition and effort to convince Justin Timberlake to bring his mediocre brand of music to this city. Well we’ve decided to form a group to ban Timberlake from Calgary, and it looks like it’s been a smashing success, as Justin isn’t coming here on his current tour. Thanks for your support, but make sure you join the facebook group and sign the petition to make sure this monster of mediocrity never comes here.
Here’s some new words ‘n phrases. Add ‘em ASAP:
- Check your vitals: To check your email, myspace, facebook, blog, and/or any daily essential websites.
- Desperasexual: A person, male or female, who after a long period of not having sex will sleep with anyone who comes along, regardless of gender.
- Fairymones: A politically incorrect way of explaining how gay men are attracted to gay men.
- Floordrobe: A form of storage for clothing which requires no hangers, drawers, doors or effort. Simply drop on the floor and you have a floordrobe.
- Retrosexual: Someone who used to be sexy.
We’re back to posting Josh’s Big Box O CDs. Eels is pretty much one guy - Mark Oliver Everett - and a cast of revolving musicians. Eels have pretty much flown under the mainstream radar save for the song we heard, Novocaine for the Soul. They’ll have a couple of tracks on the next Shrek movie due out later this year.
OK, I’ve been a little annoyed and haven’t postedÃ‚Â because when the station recently switched servers, I lost about a half-dozen posts. Well, I’m over it, and we’re back to business. I’ll start with contact info again. When I’m on-air and you want to rant or rave about anything, the number is 238-X929. If you want to fire off an e-mail it’s email@example.com. If you’re into the social networking sites you can get show pages here:
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We featured The Postal Service on Josh’s Big Box O CDs today. You might recognize the song, as it has secured a place in the pop-culture conciousness. Such Great Heights was heard recently in an ad campaign for UPS - a competitor of the U.S. Postal Service who early on were kind of miffed by the bands’ name. Ben Gibbard from Death Cab for Cutie lends vocals to the band. Iron and Wine covered the song for the Garden State soundtrack, and their version has also made some commercial appearances. The album, Give Up, became the most successful one for Sub Pop since Nirvana’s Bleach.
Today on Josh’s Big Box O CDs, a song that had the distinction of charting twice in eight years. And no, it’s not The Proclaimers I’m Gonna Be (5000 miles.) This band put four albums out, and the song first appeared in 1987 on their debut Lovely. They were done by 1991, but in 1995 a new mix of the song appeared on the soundtrack for Dumb and Dumber. The band is The Primitives from Coventry, England, and the song - Crash. We played Crash-the ‘95 Mix.
There are a few commercials on TV right now using Sasquatch (A.K.A. Bigfoot) including Boston Pizza, and these ones. The Boston Pizza ones are pretty lame, and I’ve only seen them on TV. These ones for Jack Link’s Beef Jerky are pretty funny, but I’ve never seen them on TV. There are different versions as well - some longer, or too risque for television. You can find themÃ‚Â here
Thought I’d pull out something warm and sticky out of Josh’s Big Box today. Dirty. I mean warm and fuzzy. Doh! Stop. It’s a crap-tacular day out; the perfect day for some summerish music that hearkens back to an older time. The Mark Kleiner Power Trio are out of Vancouver and Kleiner is the son of a preacher. The trio is no longer together, but the left behind a great power pop album called Love To Night. The song we played is Fell In Love With The Girl. The band and any sort of net presence seems to have pretty much disappeared.
Josh’s Big Box O CDs. It’s another band that had one mainstreamish hit that got quite a bit of play both on radio and MTV, then went back under the radar. It’s all about popularity. The band Nada Surf formed in 1992, and the song Popular came from their 1996 album high/low. The follow-up album met with resistance from their label, which led to it being self-released. After taking a four-year break, the band re-formed and have been producing steadily. The band’s fourth, and most recent album came out in 2005 and was produced by Chris Walla from Death Cab for Cutie. Nada Surf is back in studio recording a new album for release later this year.
- Ephiphanot: An idea that at first seems like an amazing insight (at least to the conceiver) but later turns out to be pointless, mundane, stupid, or incorrect, and often is the root cause of bad decisions. Mostly occurs under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Excessorise: To eat, drink, take drugs or the like for personal indulgence in excessive amounts.
- Pottergasm: The feeling of euphoria experienced by Harry Potter fans when a new book or movie is released.
- Spring broke: When you’re broke because you spent all your money on spring break.
- Taxed: To have something taken from you without your permission or consent, and without the intention to be returned.