Number 13 Baby: Basementcast #13

September 13, 2010 at 12:01 am | Posted in Basementcast, Music, Podcasts | 7 Comments

photo from JamieSanford’s Photostream.

As luck would have it, here is basementcast number 13 on the 13th day of September. Not a dreaded Friday the 13th but a Monday the 13th which, it seems to me, is a lot worse than a Friday the 13th. After all, you have two days to make things right after a Friday of bad luck. On a Monday the 13th you need all the help you can get. That’s where the basementcast comes in. Think of it as your lucky rabbit’s foot. Put it on your mp3 player and it will help you avoid black cats, hats on the bed, walking under ladders and a multitude of other crazy stuff that could happen to you on this day. Plus you will have saved a rabbit from having to hop around with only three legs.

download: basementcast #13 (~182 Mb)

Stupid Kids – Christmas from Ultraprophets Of Thee Psykick Revolution
I Don’t Wanna Be Around You – Sugar Stems from Sweet Sounds of the Sugar Stems

One Million Year Trip – Laetitia Sadier from The Trip
Daylight – Robert Scott from Ends Run Together
Bury My Head In My Hands – Orange Juice from The Orange Juice

Let’s Fall In Love – Sea Lions from Yay! 12″
Dreaming – Seapony from Seapony
Anorak City – Another Sunny Day from London Weekend
Anorak City – Fucked Up from Couple Tracks: Singles 2002-2009

Pogo – Eternal Summers from Silver
Sunlight – Swimsuit from Life Like Demo

Disco Rough – Mathematiques Modernes from Les Visiteurs Du Soir
Make It Better – The Knocks from Make It Better 7″
Throwing Shade – Abe Vigoda from Crush

Gone To Sea – A Classic Education from Hey There Stranger
Cathy Dennis – June & The Exit Wounds from Little More Haven Hamilton, Please
Life is Good When Cinematic – Talbot Adams from Weekend 7″

Estate Sales – Intelligence from  Males
Mini, Mini, Mini – Jacques Dutronc from Jacques Dutronc
Twist – Tones On Tail from Night Music

Stiff Little Fingers – The Vibrators from Pure Mania
Stiff Little Fingers – Dum Dum Girls from  Stiff Little Fingers 7″
30 Century Man – Scott Walker from Scott 3
Ice Melts Around My Battery – Number One Cup from People People Why Are We Fighting

Candy – Frankie Rose And The Outs from Frankie Rose And The Outs
The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game – The Marvelettes from Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection
Toutes Les Nuits – Les Calamités from C’est Complet

A Salty Sea – Scraps from  Dirty Knobby 7″
Ego Psycho – Les Bellas from Belladelic
Going Down to Liverpool – The Bangles from All Over the Place

Coastering: Basementcast #12

July 14, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Posted in Basementcast, Music, Podcasts | 1 Comment

photo from Vintage Seattle

The coaster enthusiast in you will delight in the latest edition of the basementcast. It is built of wood, rickety, jarring and a guaranteed thrill ride that feels like it’s just about ready to fall apart. No need to go to your nearest amusement park, pay $50 for admission, $10 for a hot dog and wait in line for every ride.  Just hit play and experience the heartburn of the hot dog and the stomach churning of the roller coaster. It won’t cost you a thing, only your valuable time.

download: basementcast #12 (~178 MB)

Crack Habit – Summer Babes from Babe Summer EP

Golden Town – Super Wild Horses from Fifteen
Halve – Beaches from In a While 7″

Police Lights – The Cute Lepers from Smart Accessories
Chapel Market – Animals That Swim from Faded Glamour: The Best Of Animals That Swim

Shadow – Grass Widow from Past Time
Total Life Forever – Foals from Total Life Forever

Our Composition Book – Wild Nothing from Gemini
On The Beach (The Ladder Descends) – Nick Nicely from Psychotropia
Nova Mars – DiMaggio from Di Maggio

Passion For Water – Liechtenstein from Passion For Water 7″
Speed Reaction – Spirea X from Fireblade Skies
Coconut Shampoo – Neverever from Angelic Swells

Seeking Love – Bare Wires from Seeking Love
The Thresher – Abner Jay from The Original Folk Song Style of Abner Jay
The Big Stick – Minutemen from 3-Way Tie (For Last)

Doin’ Me In – Jason Falkner from All Quiet On The Noise Floor
Meds – Stephanie from Stephanie
Gotta Get The First Plane Home – The Kinks from The Kink Kontroversy

Not Exactly D.L.E.R.C. – Cud from Leggy Mambo
At The Indie Disco – The Divine Comedy from Bang Goes The Knighthood
Mr. Tinker – Harry Nilsson from Aerial Ballet

Crazy For You – Best Coast from Crazy For You
Tracks Of My Tears – Aretha Franklin from Soul ’69

Forever After – The Young Sinclairs from Chimeys
It’s About Time  – The Pandoras from Children Of Nuggets

Gay Human Bones – Harlem from Hippies

The Friskiest One Yet: Basementcast #11

May 31, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Posted in Basementcast, Podcasts | 2 Comments

photo from Vintage Seattle

I tell ya.  Let the sun come out in Seattle this time of year and people go nuts.  The clouds cracked open this afternoon and people came out of the woodwork, stripping off clothes and soaking up the sunshine like they might never see it again.  And they might not, at least not until July.  While the rest of the northern hemisphere is springing into summer we in the PNW are left waiting.  Something just as unpredictable as the exact start date of summer around here, is when the next basementcast will appear.  Well, here is my attempt to taunt mother nature.  A new basementcast, and none to soon.  Filled with songs to conjure the next season along, a grill, a cooler, some flip-flops and even a sun hat.  I even threw in a sun lamp just in case.

download: basementcast #11 (~ 180 Mb)

Cool – Splinters from Kick
California Sun – The Rivieras from Let’s Have a Party
Sunshine/Pretty Girls – Unnatural Helpers from Cracked Love & Other Drugs

Summertime – Fun Boy Three from  The Best of Fun Boy Three
You Didn’t Love Me – Seinking Ships from Museum Quality Capture
Able To –  Eternal Summers from Eternal Summers 10″

Action Time Vision – Alternative TV from I.R.S. GREATEST HITS VOLS. 2 & 3
Reduction Strategies – Les Cox Sportifs from  Scheiss mit Reis
I Can Be a Jerk – Eddy Current Suppression Ring from Rush to Relax

Meet Me In The City – The Babies from Make a Mess 7″
I Wanna Be Degraded – Colleen Green from  ..Milo Goes to Compton Cassette
Dear John – Nice from Nice

Numbers – Timo Räisänen from The Anatomy Of Timo Räisänen
Butterfly Sun-Kissed – Holland from  I Blow Up

Jimmy Had A Polaroid – Math and Physics Club from I Shouldn’t Look As Good As I Do
Summershine – The Sea Urchins from Stardust

I Want To Be Around – No Kids from  Judy At The Grove
Lying Around – Magic Bullets from Magic Bullets
The Best Things In Life – The Silver Seas from Chateau Revenge

Funeral Song – Minks from Captured Tracks 7″
Sweet Girl – Ringo Deathstarr from Sparkler

Je Ne Suis Pas Trés Drogue – The Liminanas from Trouble In Mind 7″
C’est Bon – Adele from Swinging Mademoiselles Deux
Beige Turtleneck – Peter Thomas from Moonflowers & Mini-Skirts

Never Never Know – Cave Weddings from  Bachelor 7″
Mama Said – The Shirelles from Anthology: 1959-1964
Lily Never Married – The Mantles from upcoming Mexican Summer 12″

Bastard – Babybird from Ex-Maniac

Sniffling, Sneezing, & Stuffy-head: Basementcast #10

March 16, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Posted in Basementcast, Podcasts | 5 Comments

Photo from Preshaa

Spring, the time for allergies and procreating.  The clocks have been changed and the days are getting longer, at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere, and everything is in bloom.  For those of us with inferior genes, that means sneezing, itchy eyes and runny nose.  The only thing to do is hermetically seal yourself somewhere and wait for it to pass.  While you’re in your bubble, have a listen to the new basement cast why don’t you?

download: basementcast #10 (~178Mb)

Pretend We Never Met – Moose from High Ball Me
I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am – Merle Haggard from Capitol Collector’s Series
Going To Bed – Craig Ramsey from Parting Gift For A Party Girl

Pull Out – The Soft Pack from The Soft Pack
Friendly Ghost- Harlem from Hippies

Me And Jane Doe – Charlotte Gainsbourg from IRM
Cold Game – Myron and E with The Soul Investigators from Cold Game 7″

I Just Want To See Your Face – Serena-Maneesh from S-M 2: Abyss In B Minor
Cake – Race Horses from Goodbye Falkenberg
My White Bicycle – Tomorrow from Tomorrow

Summer Holiday – Wild Nothing from Gemini 7″
Oh Suzanne – French Kissing from Oh Suzanne 7″

LA Bicyclette – Yves Montand from La Bicyclette
Ex-Boyfriend Beat from Skinned Teen from Bazooka Smooth
Parties – Puberty from a demo

Cigarettes – Butts from Butts
Dagoba System – Wounded Lion from Wounded Lion
Bamboo Floor – John Cale from The Island Years

Neon Noose – Golden Triangle from Double Jointer
By His Word – Holmes Sisters from Fire In My Bones
Famous Gunshots – The Lights from Failed Graves

Those Days, Those Nights – The NotesHoliday single
Christine – Siouxsie & The Banshees from Kaleidoscope
Ginger – Twin Sister from Vampires with Dreaming Kids

s.h.o.p.p.i.n.g. – Art Museums from Woodsist 7″ single
Almost Prayed – The Weather Prophets from Creation Soup Volume Three

Vuitton (Twisted Wires Mix) – Balaclavas from Roman Holiday

The Midwinter Lull: Basementcast #9

January 19, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Posted in Basementcast, Music, Podcasts | Leave a comment

It Always Rains In My Town
photo from Fractal Artist

Although he’s from Georgia, Abner Jay’s I’m So Depressed rings true in the PNW in the middle of winter. Rain is the rule, dark is the law and everyone is just trying to get along, trying to make it to the spring, or some sunny local somewhere south. The holiday gift giving, blog list-making, eggnog induced halcyon haze of December has long since passed and were just tying to get our vitamin D deprived bodies to some more daylight and ultraviolet bliss.
Well, face up man, it’s the middle of January and things ain’t gettin’ better for a long while. So, what do you do? It’s quite simple. You inject yourself with a vial full of basementcast, a big bottle of something and you hibernate until spring.

download: basementcast #9 (~200 Mb)

It Always Rains in My Town  – Vegetarian Meat from Let’s Pet
I’m So Depressed –  Abner Jay from True Story of Abner Jay
The Night We Ran Away – At Swim Two Birds from Before You Left

1000 Miles An Hour – Good Shoes from No Hope, No Future
Crying shame – The Blanche Hudson Weekend from The Letters To Daddy EP
Hug The Harbour – Emma Pollock from The Law Of Large Numbers

Shouldna Started Trouble – Naomi Punk from Naomi Punk
Sunburn – Pearl Harbor from Something About The Chaparrals

Beat The Horse – Pomplamoose from Pomplamoose VideoSongs
Downed Economy – Emil And Friends from Tranparent 7

Blastit… – Shabazz Palaces from Shabazz Palaces (the brown one)
You Monopolise Me – The Ogyatanaa Show Band from Ghana Special
Auckland CBD Part 2 – Lawrence Arabia from Chant Darling

Fun from Sourpatch from Crushin’
Keep Me Warm – Outdoor Miners from Twelve Hundred Dollars 7″
Monorail – Pugwash from Giddy

Good Advice – The Twerps from The Twerps
Cross the Street – The Electric Bunnies from Through the Magical Door
Revolution Queen – Rough Bunnies from Scapegoat

A Million Things – Lucy Show from Mania
Girl In The Fur-Skin Rug – deVries from Death To God
Blue Flower – Mazzy Star from She Hangs Brightly

The Polaroid Song – Allo Darlin’ from The Polaroid Song Single
Lovin’ On An Older Gal – Sonny And The Sunsets from Tomorrow is Alright soft abuse
The Old Graveyard – Gigi from Maintenant

Danger Overboard – Tender Trap from The Matinée Grand Prix
Fragile – Frankie & The Heartstrings from Frankie & The Heartstrings
In Love – Marine Girls from Lazy Ways/Beach Party

Too Late for Halloween: Basementcast #8

November 1, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Posted in Basementcast, Music, Podcasts | 1 Comment

Le potiron
photo from Providence Journal photo / Sandor Bodo

People are nuts.  Why would you ever want to grow a 1,725 pound pumpkin?  I suppose so that you could say that you did.  Apparently pumpkin growing is like horse breeding, you gotta get the right seed from a sire that has the right genes.  The seed for this big beauty came from a former world record holder.    The funny thing about this picture, besides the obvious, is that it came from northeast Ohio, about 30 miles from where I grew up.  In case you ever wondered what it was like growing up in sl-Ohio, I can tell you it was just slightly more exciting than this picture.  Depending on your point of view (world record pumpkin growers excepted), something a little more exiting is the new basementcast.  It weighs a whole lot less, you can fit in your pocket, and you won’t need five guys to help you with it.

download: basementcast #8 (~170 Mb)

The Sky Drops – Sentimental
Fungi Girls – Pacifica Nostalgia
The Spits – 19 Million A.C.

Fergus & Geronimo – Tell It (In My Ear)
Sam Cooke – Sugar Dumpling

White Wires – Pretty Girl
Firefly Effect – Never by your side
Cosmos– Grapes Of Wrath

The Kindness Kind – Labor Day
Tap Tap – Straight To Hell
Headlights – Secrets

Beat Happening – Bewitched
Black Box Recorder – Up Town Top Ranking
Peter Tsotsi, Nashil Pichen, & The Equator Sound Band – Pole Musa

Cerys Matthews – Into The Blue
Ladytron – He Took Her To A Movie
Rose Elinor Dougall – Fallen Over

Hope Factory – The Folly Of Being Comforted
Kevin Ayers – Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes
Lofty Heights – Eye Contact

Black Whales – Young Blood
Aidan Moffat & The Best-Ofs – The Last Kiss
Dutchess and the Duke – Side By Side

Ganglians – Blood On The Sand
Velez Manifesto – Pop Song
Trailer Trash Tracys – Candy Girl

Bob McFadden & Dor – The Mummy

Back to School: Basementcast #7

September 22, 2009 at 11:00 pm | Posted in Basementcast, Podcasts | 3 Comments

back to the old school

Buck up everyone summer is over and it’s time to get back to work.  We here at the Finest Kiss loath work, but we do what we’ve gotta do to get by.  If you need a little something to get by this may be just the thing.  To quote Mick Jones, It’s multipurpose in a jar, If you ain`t ill it`ll fix your car.  So carry it around with you, put it in your car, stuff it away into cupboards because you never know when you might need it.

download: basementcast #7 (~140Mb)

BOAT– Reverie
Nothing Painted Blue – Swivel Chair
Nodzzz – True to Life

Taken By Trees – Anna
Unrest – June
Stolen Hearts – Heart Collector
Chris Clark – Do Right Baby, Do Right

Your Twenties – Saturday Night Live
Sondre Lerche – Easy to Persuade

Parallelograms – Dream On Daisey
Pop Will Eat Itself – Candydiosis
Faintest Ideas – You’re Gonna Wake Up One Morning and Know What Side of the Bed You’ve Been Sleeping On

The Purrs – Fear of Flying
The Chills – Push
West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – I Won’t Hurt You
The Spires – Famous Last Words

Visqueen – Hand Me Down
Blake Babies – I’m Not Your Mother
Top Sound – A Matter of Precision

France & the Habsburgs – Photographic Heart
Surfer Blood – Neighbor Riffs – Astro Cast
Sweet Jesus – Sindy Makes Believe

Bee Gees – The Earnest of Being George
Sic Alps – L Mansion
The Rutles – Nevertheless

The Primitives – Really Stupid
Grass Widow – Black Hole
Veronica Falls – Found Love In a Graveyard

Summercast: basementcast #6

August 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm | Posted in Basementcast, Music, Podcasts | Leave a comment


In the summertime, everything seems to slow down. No one returns your calls or emails at work because they’re all on vacation. In the music world, releases slow down from their rapid spring rate.  Although this year it seems like there hasn’t been much of slow down in stuff coming out this summer, so there is no dearth of new stuff in this edition. Without further ado, and since this isn’t France  (I don’t have enough vacation time to take the whole summer off), here is the summer edition of the basementcast. The track list and links to all the bands below.

download: basementcast #6

The Bluebells – Red Guitar – Sisters
The Clientele – I Wonder Who We Are – Bonfires of the Health
Internet Forever – Break Bones
Charles Leo Gebhardt IV – King of the Mountain – Unfaithful
Gnonnas Pedro Et Ses Dadjes – DaDje Von O Von – Legends of Benin

The Nightgowns – Buoy – Sing Something
The Wannadies – Lee Remick – Might be Stars b-side
Dan Melchior – Williamsburg, Brooklyn – Thank You Very Much
The Hummingbirds – Word Gets Around – LoveBuzz
Dreamdate – 8 Sleeves – Patience

Surf Punks – My Beach My Wave – My Beach
The Sunrays – I Live For the Sun –
Rainbow Bridge – Big Wave Rider – True Panther 7″

Mannequin Men – Who Is Alive golden – Lose Your Illusion Two
Darling Buds – It Makes No Difference – Crawdaddy
Flight – Flowers – Sweet Rot 7″
Sunny & the Sunsets – Death Cream – Soft Abuse 7″
Hex Dispensers – It’s Your Funeral Minion – Winchester Mystery House

Afternoon Naps – Mittten Fingers – Parade
The Depreciation Guild – Dream About Me
ESP Summer – Golden Heart of the Year
The Bats – Crimson Enemy – The Guilty Office
Davila 666 – Sabes Que Quiero – Hozac 7″
Dara Puspita – A Go Go – A Go Go

Mayer Hawthorne – The Ills – A Strange Arrangement
Papas Fritas – Way You Walk – Pop Has Freed Us
Esser – Headlock – Braveface

Something For the Weekend: Vacation Basementcast

July 1, 2009 at 11:03 pm | Posted in Basementcast, Music, Podcasts | Leave a comment

back from fishing

Yes, summer has finally arrived and my vacation was filled with swimming, baseball games, and fishing. We split our time between sl-Ohio and Washington, DC. It was a bunch of fun, especially our trip to Linesville, Pennsylvania to feed the carp. Throwing bread to a bunch of overgrown fish is probably not a lot of people’s idea of fun, but I don’t hang out with those kind of people.
I’m hesitant to call this the summer edition of the basementcast, that’ll be next month. This is more like the summer vacation edition. Take it with you, whether it’s to the beach, the back yard or over to the neighbor’s house, just don’t take it to work!

basementcast #5: download

track list:
Electricity In Our Homes – Motorbike
Tiger – On the Rose
Young Fresh Fellows – Suck Machine Crater
Tyvek – Building Burning
Rose Elinor Dougal – Stop/Start/Synchro
Drums – Best Friend
Mirrors – Cheap & Vulgar
Cheap Red – Let’s Start a Riot
Champagne Socialists – Teardrop Tatoo
Nancey Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood – Greenwich Village Song Salesman
Personal & the Pizzas – I Don’t Feel So Happy Now No More
Shackles – Broken Arm
Grant Hart – 2541
Hospitality – Betty Wang
Maribel – Flesh and Blood
Radio Dept. – David
Pale Saints – She Rides the Waves
Charlie Mingus – II BS
Let’s Wrestle – Let’s Wrestle
Human Beinz – It’s Fun to Be Clean
Ganglians – Lost Words
Cave Weddings – Let’s Drive
Catapult – Cute
Chomp – It’s Arizona
the Clean – In the Dreamlife You Need a Rubber Soul
Tall Dwarfs – The Brain that Wouldn’t Die
Television Personalities – A Glimpse of My Genius
Jonathon Richman – Circle I

Spring Fever Edition of the Basementcast

May 21, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Posted in Basementcast, Music, Podcasts | 6 Comments

When we first moved into our house, one of our neighbors offered us some chickens. She assured us that they were little trouble and that once you have a farm fresh egg you’ll never go back to the store bought ones. I balked at having chickens in the backyard, and still buy eggs from the grocery store or the farmer’s market. There are times that I wish we would have taken the offer, usually it’s at breakfast time. What does this have to do with the fourth installment of the basementcast you may wonder? Absolutely nothing, but there are backyard references made a few times in this one and a cameo appearance from my daughter Elsa who also talks about the backyard, sans chickens of course.  It’s the spring fever edition of the basementcast.

basementcast #4: download

Track list:
Woodentops – Get It On
Answering Machine – Cliffer
Eat Skull – Stick to the Formula
David Kilgour & Sam Hunt – Chords
Tea Cozies – Pretty Pages
Pylon – M-Train
Super Furry Animals – The Very Best of Neil Diamond
Heptones – Tea for two
Signed Papercuts – Of My Heart
So Cow – Greetings
Fresh & Onlys – Peacock & Wing
Idle Times – Million Miles Away
Legends – Always the Same
Vincent Vincent and the Villains – Killing Time
Gene Vincent – Race With the Devil
Hula Boy – When Owls Cry
Surfire Broadcast – Stars Hang Bright
B.I.S – This is Fake D.I.Y
Bill Nelson – Do You Dream in Colour?
Intelligence – Saint Bartolomu
Jazz Butcher – Domestic Animals
The Saphires – Gotta Have Your Love
Wooden Shjips – For So Long
Atlas Sound – Solo or the Square
Nite Jewel – Artificial Intelligence
Softies – I Love You More
Cat Walk – On The Cracked Pavement
Teenage Lovers – Number One
Wounded Lion – Pony People
Richard Swift – Lady Luck

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