Playlist for History of Us - August 12, 2014

The B-52's - Planet Claire
The Cars - Moving In Stereo
Duran Duran - The Chauffeur
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
Sinéad O'Connor - Troy
The Psychedelic Furs - President Gas
The Clash - The Guns of Brixton
The Jam - Going Underground
Talking Heads - Crosseyed and Painless
A Flock of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song
The Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love)
New Order - True Faith
The Diodes - Cat Walker
Blue Peter - Video Verite
The Pursuit of Happiness - Killed By Love
The Specials - Man At C&A
Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics(Have Taken Over the Asylum)
The English Beat - Whine and Grine/Stand Down Margaret
General Public - General Public
Orange Juice - Rip It Up
Romeo Void - Never Say Never
Tones On Tails - Go
The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes
Vital Sines - Collage
Joy Division - Shadow Play
Altered Images - Happy Birthday
Chalk Circle - 20th Century Boy
Images In Vogue - Call It Love
Teenage Head - Top Down
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Simple Minds - Someone Somewhere In Summertime

ctrl + alt + retro - Friday, January 3, 2014

I was back at Paddy Flaherty's in Sarnia spinning retro alternative music from the seventies, eighties & nineties. Here is the playlist. Hoping to be back soon.

Sex Pistols - EMI (Orchestral)
The Clash - The Guns of Brixton
The Demics - New York City
The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
The Jam - Going Underground
Teenage Head - Brand New Cadillac
The Vapors - Turning Japanese
Toby Swann - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
The Diodes - Cat Walker
The Dead Milkmen - Punk Rock Girl
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Dead Kennedys - Holiday In Cambodia
Iggy & The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog
Violent Femmes - Kiss Off
Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio
Radiohead - Anyone Can Play Guitar
The Cranberries - Zombie
The Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter
The Lemonheads - Mrs. Robinson
Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
Nirvana - Lithium
13 Engines - Smoke & Ashes
Hole - Miss World
Dinosaur Jr. - The Wagon
Weezer - Buddy Holly
Veruca Salt - Seether
Concrete Blonde - God Is A Bullet
The Timelords - Doctorin' the Tardis
Pulp - Common People
Supergrass - Pumping On Your Stereo
Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Kill Your Television
Kula Shaker - Revenge of the King
Inspiral Carpets - Commercial Reign
Blur - There's No Other Way
The Charlatans - Weirdo
The Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drums
Kasabian v The Stone Roses - Processed Waterfall
Kasabian - Fire
Happy Mondays - 24 Hour Party People
Specimen - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
The B-52's - Private Idaho
Madness - One Step Beyond
The Specials - Gangsters
The English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
Pigbag - Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag
Tones On Tail - Go! (Club Mix)
Yello - Oh Yeah
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
Divine - You Think You're a Man
Talk Talk - It's My Life (Extended)
Spoons - Nova Heart
Nine Inch Nails - Ringfinger
Joy Division - Transmission
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Cities In Dust
The Police - Can't Stand Losing You
U2 - Paint It, Black
Semisonic - Closing Time
Sisters of Mercy - Gimme Shelter
Bauhaus - Telegram Sam
Ultravox - Sleepwalk
Japan - Adolescent Sex
Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love
Talking Heads - Take Me To The River
Doctor & The Medics - Spirit in the Sky
Flash and the Pan - Hey, St. Peter
Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Happy When It Rains

ctrl + alt + retro - Friday, November 22, 2013

I believe this was the first time that Paddy Flaherty's in Sarnia had a DJ as they usually have live music on the weekends. Here is hoping this I get to DJ here more often. Long live live music too!

The Cars - Moving In Stereo
David Bowie - Space Oddity
The Chameleons UK - Moonage Daydream
The Police - Walking On The Moon
The B-52's - Planet Claire
Peter Schilling - Major Tom
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Kraftwerk - The Model
The Payola$ - Eyes of a Stranger
Simple Minds - Waterfront
a-Ha - Take On Me
Elvis Costello - Radio, Radio
The Ramones - We Want the Airwaves
Blue Peter - Radio Silence
The Jam - The Eton Rifles
The Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation
Echo & The Bunnymen - Do It Clean
R.E.M. - Driver 8
The Replacements - Kiss Me On The Bus
Beastie Boys - She's On It
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
The Pretenders - Mystery Achievement
The Smithereens - Behind The Wall Of Sleep
Church - Under The Milky Way Tonight
Gene Loves Jezebel - Desire
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
T.Rex - Jeepster
Siouxsie and The Banshees - The Passenger
Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
The Clash - London Calling
39 Steps - Slip Into the Crowd
The Damned - New Rose
The Call (feat, Jim Kerr & Peter Gabriel) - Everywhere I Go
Jona Lewie - Kitchen At Parties
The Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink
Soft Cell - Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go (Extended)
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
Bananarama - Venus
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax (New York Mix - The Original 12")
Depeche Mode Behind the Wheel - Route 66 Mega Mix
Men Without Hats - Where Do The Boys Go [Extended)
Re-Flex - The Politics Of Dancing
Gang Of Four - I Love A Man In Uniform
Moev - Yeah, Whatever (12")
Falco - Rock Me Amadeus
Yaz - Situation
B-Movie - Nowhere Girl (Extended Version)
INXS - The One Thing
Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mine
Hoodoo Gurus - What's My Scene
That Petrol Emotion - Big Decision
Tears for Fears - Watch Me Bleed

Stardust Book Lounge Bash - November 9, 2013

After 8 1/2 years, my friend Billie Jo sold her bookstore - Stardust Book Lounge - in Sarnia. She had a party at The Front Door to celebrate and thank friends so she invited me to DJ and Olenka to perform. I started the evening with a set of music that was somehow connected to books either by inspiration, song title, band name, or something more obscure. I even threw in a couple songs to pay homage to the name of the store. Between Olenka's sets, I played a selection of covers just for fun. After her second set, I turned things up a few notches because the book lovers were there to party.

Stars - My Favourite Book
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me
Led Zeppelin - Ramble On
The Smiths - Girlfriend In A Coma
Belle & Sebastian - Wrapped Up In Books
The Grapes Of Wrath - Misunderstanding
David Bowie - 1984
Radiohead - 2 + 2 = 5
Bauhaus - Ziggy Stardust
Generation X - Kiss Me Deadly
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Woodstock
The Doors - Love Her Madly
The Beatles - Paperback Writer
Better Than Ezra - Good
Bad Religion - Stranger Than Fiction
The Marble Index - This Book
Nouvelle Vague - Guns of Brixton
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Redemption Song
Johnny Cash - Personal Jesus
U2 - Dancing Barefoot
Violent Femmes - Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
Echo & The Bunnymen - People Are Strange
Wall of Voodoo - Ring of Fire
Crystal Castles(feat. Robert Smith) - Not In Love
Radiohead - Lotus Flower
Joy Division - Transmission
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Happy Mondays - 24 Hour Party People
Talking Heads - Crosseyed and Painless
The B-52's - Private Idaho
Imelda May - Tainted Love
Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone
Madness - One Step Beyond
The Specials - Gangsters
The English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
Pigbag - Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag
Tones On Tail - Go! (Club Mix)
The Fratellis - Flathead
Caesars - Jerk It Out (US Mix)
LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
The Cure - Why Can't I Be You?
The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make?
Romeo Void - Never Say Never
Joe Jackson - I'm the Man
Teenage Head - Let's Shake
Men Without Hats - Where Do The Boys Go
Blancmange - Blind Vision
Falco - Vienna Calling
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
Re-Flex - The Politics Of Dancing
New Order - Blue Monday

A Heartfelt Evening - May 29, 2013

I was honoured to be invited to DJ a benefit for the John Gordon Home - an AIDS hospice in London Ontario Canada. At the request of the Executive Director Bruce Rankin, I programmed an evening of music where all songs had the word "heart" in the title and/or the lyrics. I filled 3 hours with the playlist below, but I had enough music for 5 hours. Now I cannot take full credit for the song selection...Bruce made some great suggestions included below.

Raised By Swans - We Were Never Young
Sinéad O'Connor - You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart
The Grapes Of Wrath - Breaks My Heart
Starsailor - Restless Heart
To Hell With Burgundy - Heart
Nouvelle Vague - Heaven
Ian Brown - Home Is Where The Heart Is
Portishead - Glory Box
Radiohead - Lotus Flower
Crystal Castles (feat. Robert Smith) - Not In Love
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
Sade - Soldier Of Love
Alpha Yaya Diallo - The Climate Is the Heart
The English Beat - I Confess
Grace Jones - Ring Of Fire
Marianne Faithfull - Sweetheart
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Buffalo Soldier
Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken
The Proclaimers - Make My Heart Fly
B I E D E R B E C K - Hearts Home
Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
Blue Rodeo - Heart Like Mine
Johnny Cash - Sea Of Heartbreak
Olenka And The Autumn Lovers - Louise Of Littleville
Crash Vegas - I Gave You My Heart
Morrissey - Irish Blood, English Heart
Four Tops - Bernadette
The Style Council - A Solid Bond In Your Heart
Earth, Wind & Fire - Sing A Song
Mary J. Blige - Be Happy
Soft Cell - Where The Heart Is
Imelda May - Tainted Love
Tim Booth & Angelo Badalamenti - Heart
Manic Street Preachers - You Stole The Sun From My Heart
The Psychedelic Furs - Heartbreak Beat
Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Blondie - Heart Of Glass
New Order - Regret
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
Spoons - Nova Heart
Jeff Beck & Yardbirds - Heart Full Of Soul
Stevie Nicks - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
Metric - Help I'm Alive