Category: Show Notes

  • A real piece of gonk chooks!

    Oh Messy Life – August 11, 2022 Show Notes Track 1: KUUNATIC – Dewbow I heard this one on the excellent KZSU radio show, Some Songs Without Words, hosted by Ben. Track 2: 16 – A Real Piece of Work There’s nothing like a lyrical reference to Gulf War Syndrome to make you realize just…

  • C’mon Satanic Mothers

    Oh Messy Life – August 4, 2022 Show Notes Track 1: X – Water & Wine One time Your Imaginary Friend had Exene down to KZSU, and I got to tell her that I had seen her earlier in the week, in a cameo appearance in humorous short film about transmen robbing banks to pay…

  • Strong Simple U.F.O.

    Oh Messy Life – July 28, 2022 Show Notes Track 1: Deseos Primitivos – Dame Riesgo I remember when Javier first moved to the bay area, and it’s been great watching him have so much success with his bands over the years. Track 2: Astrid Oto – Apology The bit where she sings “an apology?…

  • Sudden Worker Happiness

    Oh Messy Life – July 21, 2022 Show Notes Track 1: Bonfire Madigan – Where the Sky Below Meets The Sea Above Back in the late 90s, I ran sound when Bonfire Madigan came down to play live on KZSU, and I’ve been a fan ever since. Track 2: Bonfire Madigan – a Sudden Chill…

  • Rollin Taj Mahal Monologue

    Oh Messy Life – July 14, 2022 Show Notes Track 1: My Name Is Joe – The Best Minds Every once in a while Tommy would throw an afternoon show in the back yard of his place in the mission. Track 2: Generacion Suicida – ME ESTAN BUSCANDO Speaking of backyard shows, I think it…

  • Taco Bento Stain

    Oh Messy Life – July 7, 2022 Show Notes Track 1: Drilling for Blasting – Butter I was curious what long time Chicago musician Douglas Ward was up to, and came across this track. Track 2: Fourth Rotor – Woodland Taco When Fourth Rotor played a show at 924 Gilman Street, Robert Collins told me…

  • Batman Popcorn Chan Chan

    Oh Messy Life – June 30, 2022 Show Notes Track 1: Otoboke Beaver – Don’t Call Me MoJo From their new album: Super Champon Track 2: Célio Balona – Tema De Batman From the KZSU A-File, reviewed by Telepathic Juan. Track 3: Lalo Schifrin – Danube Incident I feel a bit late to the game…

  • Gravity Detroit Landmass

    Oh Messy Life – June 23, 2022 Show Notes Track 1: Ivy and Erica Dawn – Gravity The night Matty Luv died, a bunch of the punks gathered in Dolores Park. At some point Ivy Jeanne showed up and began singing Matty’s songs. And that’s the thing about Matty’s songs for me: the way I…

  • Lost in reckless falling

    Oh Messy Life – 9/16/2022 Show Notes Track 1: Erica Dawn Lyle & Vice Cooler w/ The Linda Lindas & Kathi Wilcox – Lost In Thought Erica Dawn Lyle and Vice Cooler have put together a seriously impressive pandemic project, Land Trust: A Benefit for NEFOC. Each track features a different set of collaborators, everyone…

  • Last favorite band

    Oh Messy Life – 6/9/2022 Show Notes Track 1: Cap’n Jazz – Oh Messy Life In the times before I came to KZSU, before finding that endless ocean of new sounds, my musical universe was much more limited. I had a couple crates of records I had picked up from various dingy stores across the…