Get Springy!


SYNOPSIS In which Uncle LD shows his somewhat less dismal side to a possibly uncaring world, via a soundtrack brimming with compulsory happiness… Happy seeming, at any rate, until one listens to the lyrics. Anyhow: Tune in, get out (of doors, we mean) and enjoy your life while you still have one. Oh, and support the necrotic ol’ music industry with your cash — why do you think we provide all the information below? Just to amuse ourselves? — or that of your parents, lovers, willing strangers or some such, and maybe some of us can continue to write and record sublime, exhilarating songs about dead blonde starlets, massive depression, ambulatory madness, little avian friends (perhaps imaginary?) and so on.

NEXT WEEK: It’s all about cabaret, duckie, and it goes a little something like this…

Playlist for Episode 39

Siouxsie & the Banshees
INTRO: “Kiss Them for Me,” by from Twice Upon A Time (Geffen, 1992)

Guided By Voices
Teenage FBI” from Do The Collapse (TVT, 1999)

Three O’Clock
Jet Fighter” from Sixteen Tambourines/Baroque Hoedown (Frontier, 1983)

The Dukes of Stratosphear
Bike Ride to the Moon” from Chips from the Chocolate Fireball (EMI, 1987)

Bloc Party
So Here We Are Again” from Different Names for the Same Thing (Spin)

Springtime, Save Our Country” from Connectivity! (Darla, 2006)

Here And Now” from Nowhere (Reprise/WEA, 1990)

Tender” from 13 (Virgin, 1999)

Hummingbirds” (demo) from Forever Changes (Elektra, 1967)

That Dog
She Doesn’t Know How” from Totally Crushed Out! (Geffen, 1995)

Electric Light Orchestra
Do Ya” from A New World Record (Sony, 1976)

10,000 Maniacs
Just As the Tide Was a Flowing” from The Wishing Chair (Elektra, 1985)

The Real Tuesday Weld
Daisies” from Where Psyche Meets Cupid (Kindercore, 2001)