DJ RJ’s Modcast for 15 July 2013


Saint Etienne – “Railway Jam”
Department S – “Whatever Happened To the Blues?”
Dexys – “You”
Paul Bevoir – “Changing Places”
Madness – “Believe Me”
Gli Evangelisti – “Un ragazzo di strada”
Tony Clarke – “Landslide”
The Out Cast – “You’ve Gotta Call Me”
The Smiths – “Work Is A Four Letter Word”
Purple Hearts – “Plane Crash”
The Small Faces – “Tin Soldier”
The Meddyevals – “Place called Love”
The Kinks – “Village Green”
The Ordinary Boys – “Over the Counter Culture”
The Monochrome Set – “Two Fists”
Prince – “4 the Tears In Your Eyes”
Skandalous All-Stars – “Cult of Personality”
Alexei Sayle – “The Winebars of Old Hampstead Town”

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[2013-05-13] Modcast: Mostly Instrumental


The Creatures – “Standing There”
Lizzy Mercier Descloux – “Mission Impossible 2.0″
Lydia Lunch – “A Cruise to the Moon”
Rip Rig + Panic – “Warm To the If in Life”
Booker T & the MG’s – “Melting Pot”
Flipper’s Guitar – “Big Bad Bingo”
The Kinks – “Animal Farm”
The Easybeats – “All Gone Boy (alternate mix)”
Lorraine Silver – “Happy Faces”
Holly Golightly – “Too Late Now”
Mick Harvey & Anita Lane – “Who’s ‘In’, Who’s ‘Out'”

Yep, it’s longer than what I’ve been shooting for, lately. Consider it an extra treat. :-)

[2013-03-04] Modcast


Anita Lane – “The Next Man That I See” (2001, Sex O’Clock)
Holly Golightly – “Hold On” (1998, The Good Things)
Giddle Partridge – “Gringo Like Me” (2012, ReverbNation)
Nancy & Lee – “Paris Summer” (1989, Fairy Tales & Fantasies, the Best of Nancy & Lee)
The Kinks – “Wicked Anabella” (1968, Village Green Preservation Society)
The Passengers with Angie Pepper – “Face With No Name” (1979, The Passengers)
The Photos – “Maxine” (1981?, The Photos)
Dee Walker – “Dial ‘L’ for Love” (1985, Dial “L” for Love)
Cilla Black – “Shy of Love” (1997, The Abbey Road Decade 1963-1973)
Cat Stevens – “Here Comes My Wife” (1989, First Cuts)

Hoping you’ve guessed this week’s hastily cobbled-together theme. In case you need some help, let’s watch:

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[Modcast for 2010-07-12] I’m back!

Basically, I’ve had to start using another program for the Modcast, in addition to a dozen other hectic things that have been preventing me from uploading regularly.

Since the last time I’ve uploaded, I went to the Mod MayDay special event of Direct Hits at Goodnight Gracie in Ann Arbor, and the annual Mod Chicago Our Way of Thinking weekender. Met some awesome people I hadn’t met on previous years, and I might be visiting Baltimore later this year.

I’ve also implemented a new system that will hopefully help me remember to update this thing better every week.

Here’s this week’s playlist:

Qypthone – Modernica In the Office (audio play)
Nomoto Karia – “M.O.D.E.L. Agent”
Pizzicato 5 – Twiggy Twiggy/Twiggy vs James Bond
The Smiths – This Charming Man
Sandie Shaw – Hand In Glove
Jasmine Minks – Think
Float Up C.P. – He Loves Me (No, No, No)
Tenpole Tudor – Fashion
Mick Karn & Midge Ure – After A Fashion (extended version)
Fun Boy Three – Our Lips Are Sealed
The Coventry Automatics – Concrete Jungle
The New Hearts – City Life
Secret Affair – Somewhere In the City
The Fall – Victoria
Squeeze – Hesitation (Rool Britannia)
The Kinks – Mr Churchill Says
The Evolution Control Committee – Rebel Without A Pause (Whipped Cream Mix)

[2009-12-21] It’s a Festivus Miracle!

I actually compiled this cast a couple of days ago so that I wouldn’t have to worry about selecting some Yultide Cheer at the last moment.


The Soulful Strings – The Little Drummer Boy
The Pipettes – White Christmas
James Brown – Merry Christmas, I Love You
Eartha Kitt – I’m Gettin’ Nuttin’ For Christmas
The Del Vetts – I Want A Boy For Christmas
The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
Eleanor Rigby – Kiss Me Quickly (It’s Christmas)
Danielle Dax – Blue Christmas
Dexys Midnight Runners – Merry Christmas Everybody
Marc Bolan – Christmas Bop
Shonen Knife – Space Christmas
The Jacobites – Teenage Christmas
The Kinks – Father Christmas
The Dead Milkmen – All I Want For Christmas Is a Job
Marc Almond – Christmas In Vegas
Klaus Nomi – Silent Night
Tiny Tim – The Christmas Song
Mae West – My New Year’s Resolution



To both listeners, if you’re hoping for Christmas music, I’m going to put that off until December 21 — in theory, I could do a new cast of Christmas music every week, and have it all different, but I want to save stuff for next year.

As for this week’s set, I know I don’t like to do any one band two weeks in a row, and i think I did that last week, too, but sometimes a set works best with a specific song or two, and it cannot be helped.

Cat Stevens – Baby Get Your Head Screwed On
The Koobas – The First Cut Is the Deepest
P.P. Arnold – Angel of the Morning
Dexys Midnight Runners – My Life in England
The Kinks – Victoria
Brian Auger – Ellis Island
The Fall – Prole Art Threat
Nino Ferrer – les Blues Anti-Bourgeois
Blue Ox Babes – Yes Let’s
Manual Scan – Nothing Can Be Everything
The High Number – I’m the Face
The Jam – Down In the Tube Station At Midnight
The Inmates – Dirty Water
The Chords – The British Way of Life
Secret Affair – Streetlife Parade


Tired. Going to bed.


The Kinks – Dewdicated Follower of Fashion
Cyrkle – Penny Arcade
Donovan – Season of the Witch
The Beau Brummels – Laugh Laugh
Marc Almond & Gene Pitney – Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart
Fosca – The Agony Without the Ecstasy
Gavin Friday – Next
Jacques Brel – Jacky
David Bowie – Amsterdam
Gitane DeMone – Gloomy Sunday
Dali’s Car – Create & Melt
Japan – European Son
Jobriath – World Without End
Marc Bolan – Dandy In the Underworld

Modcast Archive: Direct Hits setlist for 2008-06-10

I really don’t want to upload this as it is, but I cheated both listeners out on a Wednesday cast last week, and I don’t want to pull that shit again this week.

Now, not all of my stuff on LP is backed-up / duplicated on mp3 — in fact, most of it is not. Hell, most of my CD’s aren’t simply because I don’t have the space. Four songs from my June 10th, 2008 set at Direct Hits are songs I currently have on vinyl only — in fact, three of them, I thought I had on mp3, but it turned out that I didn’t, and the only reason I didn’t just download them is because I had a huge crisis last night that was more important than hunting down four songs on slsk.


(v) ≠ “vagina”; (v) = song I currently only have on vinyl
(r) = request

The Spiders – Why Don’t you Love Me?*
The Bureau – Only For Sheep
(v) Tina Turner – The Acid Queen
(v) The Rolling Stones – Route 66
Makin’ Time – Two Coins For the Ferryman
(r) Gloria Jones – Tainted Love
Jacques Dutronc – Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi
Twiggy – When I Think of You
Nino Ferrer – Alexandre
Les Cappuccino – les Filles Madison
Sharon Tandy – Daughter of the Sun
Dexys Midnight Runners – Breakin’ Down the Walls of Heartache
Eleanor Rigby – I Want to Sleep With You
(v) The Kinks – Well-Respected Man
Mod Fun – 99th Floor
(v)David Bowie – Ching-A-Ling
Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll – Wheel’s On Fire
Arthur Brown – Fire

*U$ group, not the Japanese group