It’s a steamy Florida night, and it marks the debut of Julius C. Lacking on the airwaves of WFIT, a university radio station in Melbourne, Florida. The random nature of the playlist is born of a catastrophic home furnishing disaster that hopelessly jumbled the contents of the vaunted Lacking Selection, the music library which Julius has been aggregating for the last twenty years. The process of its re-cataloging and collation, which promises to last decades, will henceforth be known as The Lacking Organization. Let it begin.
In this episode: 1990s, A Big Yes + A Small No, Andrea Perry, The Anubian Lights, The Awkward Stage, Black Francis, Blue Skies for Black Hearts, Boss Hogg, The Dansettes, David Garza, Downtown Harvest, Elis Regina, Erin McKeown, The Flamenco A Go Go, G Love + Special Sauce, Global Goon, Golden Shoulders, Head of Femur, The Hush Sound, James Taylor Quartet, Kinky, LD + the New Criticism, Madness, Monsieur LeRoc, Moore Brothers, Niños Con Bombas, OK GO, Railroad Jerk, Robb Benson, Stereo Total, Three Mile Pilot, Titan, Trespassers W, Westbound Train
|Starting it all…
|Relax Baby Be Cool
|Originally by Serge Gainsbourg
|Pronounced "TEE-tan", from Mexico
|If I Think Of Love
|LD + the New Criticism
|One of my favorite Lisa Germano songs
|Fatty Boom Boom
|Rocksteady from Boston
|Bye Bye Baby
|G Love + Special Sauce
|Original demo version… still my favorite
|Head of Femur
|Did I say "Focht" on the air?
|German minimalist — this track reminds me of a country Trio
|The New Breed
|This album was originally released in 2004, track it dow, it’s excellent.
|The Hush Sound
|Dum-dum-dum, dig that menacing bass
|James Taylor Quartet
|Nothing to do with Carly Simon’s James Taylor
|Scott Cronce is our CEO
|Relentless and hypnotic
|This Little Time
|Sweet and happ
|The Year of No Light
|Three Mile Pilot
|Featuring members of Pinback and Black Heart Procession
|Niños Con Bombas
|Pan-global mix of ska, punk and more. Not like other mixes of ska, punk and more.
|You Made Me Like It
|Glaswegian snottiness… I lurvs it
|Make Me STiNKED
|The Flamenco A Go Go
|Dig the album artwork… must post a link here some day
|Nothing to do with the ’70s heartthrob
|The Awkward Stage
|Does it sound like T-Rex to you?
|This Will Be Our Year
|Originally from a 2004 moveon.org compilation… highly ironic in retrospective
|Best cover of "Paper Moon" by a Canadian EVER
|One of the first (if not THE first) ska hits in the US
|I’m Always Manic When I’m Around You
|A Big Yes + A Small No
|Winner of "Longest Band Name" and "Longest Song Title" for this show
|Bala Com Bala
|From Philladelphia… lots of Philly bands on this show for some reason
|For Underdog, featuring Jon Spencer and Christina Martinez
|Delightful gem on John from TMBG’s "Hello Recording Club"
|The More You Say You Know
|Blue Skies for Black Hearts
|Runner up, "Longest Band Name"
|Goes out to Phillip and my Production Mastermind, Dr. Zoltan
|The Anubian Lights
|Good way to end the evening