Listening to the Higsons

KAFM Grand Junction, 9pm - 12am

by Julius C. Lacking Julius C. Lacking
Sparklehorse Sparklehorse

I meant to write the notes for this show sooner than a month after the fact, but travel plans got in the way and here I am struggling for an intro. I can tell you that hearing Sparklehorse take on Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians’ “Listening to the Higsons” for the first time, mere weeks ago, felt like someone became obsessed with the same cassette as I did thirty years ago, but actually got around to letting the hen out.

In this episode: The Apples In Stereo, Ascensions, Beach Fossils, Bethany Cosentino, Blur, Buck Meek, Cage The Elephant, Cassandra Jenkins, Cigarbox Planetarium, The Clientele, The Daktaris, Draag, Eels, Father John Misty, Graham Parker & the Goldtops, Grandaddy, Hobo Johnson, House of Freaks, Howe Gelb + Grandaddy, Islands, Jeff Rosenstock, Joanna Sternberg, Kid Koala, Margaret Glaspy, Meshell Ndegeocello, North Americans, The Orwells, Pale Blue Eyes, Parquet Courts, Paul McCartney & Wings, Pixies, The Promise Ring, Ratboys, Sonny & The Sunsets, Spacewalk, Sparklehorse, Split Enz, Talking Heads, Tom Waits, W.I.T.C.H., Ween, Wooden Shjips

  Song Artist Notes
1 Listening to the Higsons Sparklehorse Originally from Robyn Hitchcock + the Egyptians
3 Act Natural Margaret Glaspy Wobbling guitars
4 My Own City Bethany Cosentino An end of summer sound
5 Blue Over Blue The Clientele Subdued insinuation
7 Haunted Mountain Buck Meek A spooky place to live
8 Total Entertainment Forever Father John Misty It’s neverending
9 Broken Bones House of Freaks Low-key desperation
10 Sister Pale Blue Eyes The shoegaze is back
12 Bite My Tongue Islands Draw some blood
13 And She Was Talking Heads Floating into space
14 Band On The Run Paul McCartney & Wings The original extended mix
16 Last Stretch of the Road Graham Parker & the Goldtops Still an original
17 Levitate Me Pixies Elevator lady
18 Extinction Parquet Courts Ending it all
19 Japanese Buffalo Cage The Elephant Manic energy
21 Derek Spears Grandaddy Your conscience is singing at you
22 E.S.P. Sonny & The Sunsets Having a vision
23 Rain Dogs Tom Waits It's a state of mind
24 Super Afro-Beat The Daktaris Truth in advertising
26 Numb Beach Fossils Crashing out
27 Agastopia Draag Spooling out chords
28 Questions And Answers The Apples In Stereo Getting Socratic
30 People Are Toys To You Joanna Sternberg We all know one
31 Fresh Blood Eels Sulking in style
32 Six Months in a Leaky Boat Split Enz Circumnavigate the globe
33 Gouge Away The Promise Ring Making it fit better
35 St. Charles Square Blur Where it happened
36 Hippie Soldier The Orwells A juxtapositional person
37 She's Weird Ascensions Everybody said so
38 Now I'm Freaking Out Ween Here comes the madness
40 HEAD Jeff Rosenstock Trying to keep up
41 Waile W.I.T.C.H. Mighty mighty Zamrock
42 Trouble Is My Beeswax Cigarbox Planetarium And beeswax is good
43 Subaru Crosstrek XV Hobo Johnson Not quite there yet
45 Black Earth, WI Ratboys Undulating
46 Renaissance of Reconnaissance Kid Koala Interlude
47 This Purple Child Howe Gelb + Grandaddy Waiting in the dust
48 It's You Cassandra Jenkins Harps a plenty
50 Hot Dub Party Spacewalk Turn on the jets
51 Lazy Bones Wooden Shjips Eating up the miles
52 Bleeding Heart Tetra North Americans Yonder horizon
54 Virgo 3 Meshell Ndegeocello Return to orbit