She’s My Best Friend

KAFM Grand Junction, 9pm - 12am

by Julius C. Lacking Julius C. Lacking
David Gedge of The Wedding Present David Gedge of The Wedding Present

If The Wedding Present were the traditional sort, they would be bringing coral to the festivities. This one is from earlier in their career, closer to the wood years, but the Velvet Underground never goes out of style. This is from another good VU tribute album, Heaven and Hell from 1991 or so.

In this episode: The Allergies, The Avett Brothers, Big Thief, Chuck D, Darrin Bradbury, Deerhoof, Dr. Octagon, Drink Me, El Mató a un Policía Motorizado, Film School, Gogol Bordello, Goodbye Honolulu, Guided By Voices, Helado Negro, Jaga Jazzist, Ken Nordine, La Luz, Low, Low Cut Connie, Mexican Institute of Sound, The Mommyheads, Mongo Santamaria, Mungo's Hi Fi, My Morning Jacket, Oh Sees, Painkiller, Parker Longbough, Parquet Courts, Pepe Deluxe, Pixies, Pokey Lafarge, Ratatat, Sam Roberts, Santiago Motorizado, Snapped Ankles, Sparklehorse, Stereolab, Taraka, The Undertones, The Wedding Present, Yohimbe Brothers

  Song Artist Notes
1 She's My Best Friend The Wedding Present Originally from the Velvet Underground
3 Outside the Outside Helado Negro Hurry before it melts
4 Karate Kid 2 Mexican Institute of Sound A fairly comprehensive retelling
5 Tyger Boy, Rocket Boy Pepe Deluxe Epic sonic odyssey
7 Vienen Bajando (Versión 2021) El Mató a un Policía Motorizado All about the unruly crowds
8 Hammering The Cramps Sparklehorse Can you fly?
9 Leave Your Love Behind Goodbye Honolulu Can’t get any looser
11 Disappearing Low Headphones ftw
12 Into The White Pixies The biggest beat
13 Sugar Lump Lump Drink Me The whiskey is water and I am a duck
15 Please Come Over Parker Longbough A quick visit
16 Ecru Ken Nordine Stupid beige
17 Neon Beanbag Stereolab Sunny sidewalks and shady streets
19 I Share a Rhythm Guided By Voices Quite congenial
20 Them Kids Sam Roberts Getting younger every day
21 Lucky To Be Alive My Morning Jacket In a jolly mood
22 Teenage Kicks The Undertones Original pop punk
24 Mi Ideal Pokey Lafarge Muy tradicional
25 Shy Kind Of Guy Gogol Bordello Your name carved in stone
26 Certainty Big Thief Sweetly swinging
28 Undilated Lovers Snapped Ankles Welcome shoppers!
29 Dirty Water Low Cut Connie Filthy time guaranteed
30 Plant Thief Deerhoof How dastardly
31 Lazy Eyes and Dune La Luz A special haunting
33 Muchacha de los Ojos Negros Santiago Motorizado Heartfelt ballad for the dark-eyed
34 Slight Figure of Speech The Avett Brothers Rockin’ it out
35 It's Okay The Mommyheads Also, quite alright
36 Watermelon Man Mongo Santamaria Some sounds of summer
38 Walking at a Downtown Pace Parquet Courts That would be brisk
39 Raw Optics Oh Sees Do not stumble
40 Deanna, Deanna Darrin Bradbury Always loving a howling synth line
42 Going to the Party (feat. Lyrics Born) The Allergies Take your time getting ready
43 Gunslinging Bird Chuck D Mingus, man
44 Why Film School That velour feeling
46 Miracle Cure Mungo's Hi Fi Full of healing
47 Blackhole Dub Painkiller Slowly sinking
48 Earth People Dr. Octagon New York to California
50 0010110 Taraka Learn your binary
51 Ponk Yohimbe Brothers Wild gyrations
52 Party with Children Ratatat It’s high intensity
54 Spiral Era (Prins Thomas Remix) Jaga Jazzist Around and around