Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #27

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Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #27 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

Podcast Title:  Marxists and Cowboys

Podcast Description:  Leon Trotsky and David Crosby meet on Podcast #27. Aphex Twin versus The Aztec Mystic in a battle of whose megahertz are more sublime.  We have yodeling and Mel Brooks. The Kinks and Bryan Ferry celebrate Victoria and dancing.  Enjoy a delicious Indie smorgasbord of Metric, Yo La Tengo, Devendra Banhardt, The Arcade Fire and more (Brad M.)

Track Listing:

  1. The Stranglers – No More Heroes
  2. Del Shannon – Runaway
  3. Metric – Monster Hospital
  4. Yo La Tengo – Tom Courtnay
  5. David Crosby – Cowboy Movie
  6. Sigur Ros – Glosoli
  7. Devendra Banhart – Heard Somebody Say
  8. The Kinks – Victoria
  9. The Arcade Fire – Neighbourhood #2 (Laika)
  10. Bob Sinclair (ft. Gary Pine) – Love Generation
  11. Bryan Ferry – Don’t Stop The Dance
  12. The DeZurik Sisters – The Arizona Yodeler
  13. Aphex Twin – Windowlicker
  14. The Aztec Mystic – Jaguar
  15. “The Producers” Original Soundtrack (Mel  Brooks) –Haben Sie gehoert das Deutsche Band ?
  16. The Byrds – Everybody’s Been Burned
  17. Madvillain – Bistro
  18. The Philosophy Kings – Oleo
  19. Calexico with Iron and Wine – Burn That Broken Bed


Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #26

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Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #26 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

Title:You Got Me Trippin’ Over You

Description: EBLAMC podcast #28 finds the curators in one of their trippier moods. It’s no secret that the gang will lean towards music to put you in a trance and I defy you to not reach for the glow sticks and pacifiers during the Sia/Pink Floyd excursion early on. A prime example of how you can rely on EBLAMC to bridge musical eras seamlessly. I also encourage you to grab a shovel and dig deep into the Midival Punditz track offered here. Equally cool cranked as you tool down the freeway, or when the mind is spinning late at night…or early AM. And podcast 28 features one of the all time favorite EBLAMC tracks with Stoned by Lewis Taylor. After 70 minutes of brain twisters, the fellas at EBLAMC sooth your soul with Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. So thoughtful. (John I.)

1. Doves – Black And White Town
2. Lewis Taylor – Stoned
3. Midival Punditz – 136
4. Something For Rockets – Look Around
5. Sia – Drink To Get Drunk
6. Pink Floyd – Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
7. Federico Aubelle – Despertar
8. Dungen – Panda
9. Argy – Love Dose (Luciano Mix)
10. Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Bittersweet
11. Gorillaz – Dare
12. Jamiroquai – Dynamite
13. Bob Dylan – Shelter From The Storm
14. Galactic – The Moil
15. Chicago – Harry Truman
16. Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah

Elliott Bay Leisure and Music Club Podcast #25

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #25 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

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Any mix with “Anarchy In the UK” is worth listening to in my opinion. David Byrne recently referred to The Sex Pistols as “a species of comedy”. He meant it in a good way but also said “they couldn’t play.” Perhaps it is the difference between British punk and American funk. Accordingly, this mix is a bag of American rock nuggets and British pop gems. We also have a dusting of house, dance, and crazy mash-ups to enjoy. (Brad)

Oasis – Don’t Go Away
Dawn Penn – You Don’t Love Me (No,No,No)
Andrien Below – Beat Box Guitar
Scissor Sisters – Take Your Mama
Visqueen – Broken Stars Can Still Shine
Ry Cooder – Soy Luz Y Sombra
Bloc Party – Blue Light (Engineers Anit-Gravity Mix)
Elvis Costello – Pump It Up
Giant Sand – Trickle Down System
Pixies – Wave Of Mutilation
Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The U.K.
Ridgewalkers ft. El – Find (Andy Moor Remix)
Basement Jaxx – Magnificent Romeo
Groove Armada – Easy
The Knitters – Long Chain On
2 Many DJ’s – Skeelo vs Eye Of The Tiger
The Velvet Underground – I’ll Be Your Mirror
The Locust – Master And Servant
Freak Rock – ACDC Vs. Missy Elliott
Minus The Bear – The Game Needed Me

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #24

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #24 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

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Podcast Title:  The EBLAMC Beat Goes On
Podcast Description:  Early on in EBLAMC podcast # 24, Dumptruck are “Going Nowhere” and then Hot Hot Heat are in the middle of it?  Makes you think.  It also features two romps sung by French chanteuses Brigitte Bardot and Nouvelle Vague.  Obviously, the word chanteuse translated into English means steamy sex kitten.  Speaking of which, does anyone know what Jem is doing these days and if so, give her my number?  That is a girl that likes to please (seriously, Google the lyrics to that one).  And what would an EBLAMC podcast be without the dusting off of a classic B-side.  In this installment, one is reminded of a time and place when Stevie Wonder ruled the world.  As Sonny and Cher via Giant Sand would opine…The Beat Goes On. (John I.)
Track Listing:
1. Interpol – Slow Hands
2. Giant Sand – The Beat Goes On
3. Jem – Come On Closer
4. Dumptruck – Going Nowhere
5. Hot Hot Heat – Middle Of Nowhere
6. I-F – Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass
7. Brigitte Bardot – Contact
8. The Knife – Pass This On
9. Ringside – Tired Of Being Sorry
10. Fountains of Wayne – The Girl I Can’t Forget
11. Nouvelle Vague – Making Plans For Nigel
12. New Order – Jetstream
13. New Grass Revivial – Pennies In My Pocket
14. Bright Eyes – Take It Easy (Love Nothing)
15. Stevie Wonder – As
16. Martina Topley-Bird – Anything
17. Beck – Hell Yes
18. The W.I.N.K.S. – Fuck Me Around
19. The Kills – Fuck The People

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #23

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #23 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

Podcast Title:  True Love Is Blind

Podcast Description: Rick Rizzo emerges from the death disco days of the 70’s. Louis XIV expresses interest in squeezing some metaphorical carrot juice. Everybody was Dancing In The Moonlight. The Postal Service delivers but after Amy Winehouse Takes The Box we find later that there is No-One Receiving. We get a couple four on the floor house thumpers from Kelly Osbourne and David Morales.  The mix ends violently with a Shonen Knife and a Velvet Revolver.

Track Listing:

  1. Eleventh Day Dream – Bagdad’s last Right
  2. Louis XIV – Finding Out True Love Is Blind
  3. The Specials  – Ghost Town
  4. King Harvest – Dancing In the Moonlight
  5. Smoosh – I’ve Got My Own Problems To Fix
  6. Kraftwerk – Tour De France – (Live)
  7. The Postal Service – Be Still My Heart
  8. Kelly Osbourne –One World (Chris Cox Club Mix)
  9. David Morales ft. Tamra Keenan – Here I Am (f-ull Intention vocal mix)
  10. The Faint – Desperate Guys
  11. Amy Winehouse – Take The Box
  12. Nitin Sawhney – Sunset
  13. Brian Eno – No One Receiving
  14. The Afghan Wigs – Debonair
  15. Aphrodelics – Rollin’ On Chrome (wild Motherfucker Dub)
  16. Shonen Knife – Top Of The World
  17. Velvet Revolver – Dirty Little Thing

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Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #22

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #22 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

Podcast Title:  A View to a Chill

Podcast Description:   It’s funny how these EBLAMC podcasts turn out sometimes…it seems the mind of the collective will unify to put together a disc of songs that seem of a particular time and place.  To this listener, I’m clicking play on podcast #22 in the late afternoon after a day of scooter riding around a beach town in the south of France.  A time to relax and have a glass or three of some local wine, yet am still feeling a bit play full and anticipating the good times to come later that evening.   Am so chilled out that I can’t tell if my flip-flops are on, or if they have fallen by the wayside…and don’t give a damn either way.  Have secured a table in the perfect spot to watch the setting suns display of colors, just ordered up a lovely selection of appetizers, and the EBLAMC crew are gathered around.  Won’t you join us?

 Stream or download the Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #22

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #21

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #21 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

Podcast Title:  Something about post-punk electronic music for old men

Podcast Description:  Death Cab for Cutie kicks off this release with a happy sounding song that I hope is not a commentary on the members of EBLAMC, followed by post-punk Thelonious Monster and the obligatory song in French. In these Enz times, the brothers Finn reunite. Now let’s go to some fun and exciting Egyptian-Spanish fusion, fun and poppy Scissor Sisters, jungle-dance from Brit electronica band M.I.A., NYC electronic from Si*Sé (nice song!), Dutch electronic from Arling Cameron (not to be confused with Daft Punk), and Brit-NYC electronica from Interpol (despite their post-punk labeling). Not sure how DC-based Barcelona muscled out Seattle-based Barcelona to make an appearance. X-Press 2 soothes with David Byrne’s vocals. Let’s just close out this podcast to ask Prefab Sprout who built the clocks. (Mike H.)

Stream or download the Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #22

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #20

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #20 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

Podcast Title:  Hen freakin’ hao

Podcast Description:  Podcast 20 kicks off with a burner and just does not let up.  Must say that there are bands on here that haven’t proved to have a lot of legs, but for a brief period in the early Aughts, their flame burned bright and some of their finest work is captured here.  What happened to you Jet, Franz and YYY’s?  As usual, we dig deep for some classic deep cuts from INXS, Prince and David Byrne, and this ‘cast contains the all-time highest rated EBLAMC track from the Sneaker Pimps…another lost soul.  Not sure if I’d dial up these particular zeros and ones for an intimate dinner party, but it does make a perfect companion for a road trip, BBQ or group sing-a-long in the shower. (John I.)

Listen to or download the Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #20


Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #19

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #19 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

Podcast Title:  Asswhippin’

Podcast Description:  I grew up in an era where Top 40 radio was King ,and had to wait until my sister came home from college in the summer to hear something  cutting edge…still remember her dropping the needle on Outlandos d’Amour and blowing my 12 year-old mind.  Now I watch my own 12 year-old with limitless access to music from all of time and wonder what will become his Roxanne.  In an effort to help him separate the wheat from the chaff and help him find a cool path in his music life, am gonna be playing EBLAMC podcast# 19 for him (subliminally of course, who likes what Dad likes?) for the next couple of weeks cause it has so many awesome artists playing some really interesting songs.  No question that #19 is a highlight in the EBLAMC oeuvre, and one that is a primer to cool.  (John I.)

Listen to or download the EBLAMC Podcast 19 here



I love year end “best of music” lists. Each list title reads with the promise of revelation. Each list ends with the end of a list. It is so amazing. They are so much better than “all-time” lists which age so poorly. This is due to the total lack of appropriate certification and supervision  in the area of “50 Best Albums of All Time” and “100 Best Guitar Players”.  In contrast, End-of-year lists don’t carry the same importance and almost anybody can write one.  The real art is making a list that represents a  super narrow focus usually associated with the demographic of the magazine or website or blog publishing it. And you don’t even need an appropriate disclaimer that reads “this list of the best tracks of 2012 will all be hip hop records because anything else was excluded from the sample data because our readers will SHAKE THEIR HEADS at us for the inclusion of The Lumineers which was already mentioned in People magazine (does People magazine still exist?)”.   Some lists are actually pretty good because they are really lists of music that do not belong on “best of” lists.   They are really just lists of really good things. Not “best of”. So here is my best of “best of” music lists for 2012.




The best thing is that at the end of part two there  IS A LINK TO DOWNLOAD ALL 100 SONGS AS A ZIP FILE.  So awesome!

File under: Electro Indie


i-D Online


You can stream 52 of their list of top tracks on Soundcloud.

File under: Urban Indie




Culture and politics magazine. You can’t listen to their top ten but they have a Soundcloud player imbedded with some really cool stuff including a hour long retrospective mix of Killing Joke tunes you can stream or download.

File under: Post punk


National Public Radio


NPR’s cool factor is rising with this list and functioning links to Youtube for each of the songs.  I hope those scandal plagued NPR interns were not part of this.

File under: Family of 5 shares one ipod




If you really need to know how Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” faired (#29) then Pitchfork’s version of what is top might be for you.

File under: I prefer Spotify over record stores




UK online music magazine with a well currated list of great music I have never heard. I will spend some significant time exploring this list.

File under: Avant garde


The Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club


Let’s not forget that I am one of 11 members of The Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club and our annual retrospective podcast is a must. These are our 18 recommended listens in a 74 minute podcast.

File under: China in a bull shop




Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast – 2012 Retrospective

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast – 2012 Retrospective by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

Each year the Elliott Bay Leisure and Music Club releases their top songs from the year in retrospect.  The songs do not have to be new in 2012. These are the songs the club featured as part of their discussions and podcasts. Each of the 11 members voted to determine this selection of the club’s favorite 18 songs from 2012.

Track Listing:

Mysteria – In My Soul
MS MR – Hurricane
Galaxie 500 – Another Day
Van Halen – Atomic Punk
ball boy – I Hate Scotland
Blue States – Your Girl
Mackintosh Braun – Line In The Sand
Towa Tei – Mind Wall (Feat. Miho Hatori)
Shawn Lee – Jackie Blue
Sander Van Doorn – Lobby
Iggy & The Stooges – Search And Destroy
Lemolo – On Again, Off Again
Bobby Womack Feat. Fatoumata Diawara – Nothin’ Can Save Ya
Fujiya & Miyagi – Ankle Injuries
Ben Folds Five – She Don’t Use Jelly
Cowboy Junkies – Why This One
Future Islands – Tomorrow
David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights – Purple Balloon 

Listen to or download the EBLAMC Best of 2012 Podcast

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #18

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #18 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

 “How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” ― Charles de Gaulle

From grunge to funk, brie to Velveeta, EBLAMC volume 18 displays a remarkable diversity of frommage, intermingled with some queso and Käse. But don’t miss the meatier cuts from Modest Mouse, Miss Kitten, and the sweet treats from The Concretes and The Rulers…This selection includes music spanning five decades, two continents from the old world to the ex-colonies, so don’t be surprised by a remarkable degree of variety in style and substance.  Enjoy! (Geof H.)

Listen to or download Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast 18 here

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #17

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #17 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

Wishy Washy Wishing Musicians of Walla Walla Washington

Long before the leader of these Irish rats proposed applying a bandaid to the world’s problems, he was breaking ground with the early punk song, Mary of the 4th Form. Next: mosh with Mexicans.  One word, twice: Numa. Does anyone know why Faron Young was the subject of a song by an English pop band? ELO brings fond memories of my youth (thanks to you, Scott Kirklin). Prickly pixies perform politely while the angel Gabriel escapes the small town and makes it big time. Only 17 podcasts into EBLAMC existence and here we feature Wilco for the fourth time, naively wishing for a perfect score. And apparently Mr. Weller is wishing for a Jam reunion. Danger Mouse manages a unique take on the Beatles. I’ve never really noticed before the surf music influences in Sonic Youth – see if you notice, too, right after hearing non-surfing shadowy Canadian men strum their guitars. This podcast finishes up with a number of songs that were hits at one time or another in one country or another: they are easy on the ears and certainly worth a listen. (Mike H.)
Listen to or download the Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast 17

Paul Weller Gets Folked Up

You don’t become Paul Weller without a heightened sense of cool.  On a planet of billions he stands alone as the Modfather.  On a planet on billions it is hard to know who to listen to, particularly when it comes to new art.  This week as Paul quietly shares news about his new collaboration with Kate Rusby, aka “the first lady of young folkies”,  I found it interesting to note the other young artists that I had never heard of until Paul shed his light on them.

Amy Winehouse – She had not yet released her album Frank (which came out in 2003) and Paul Weller had already mentioned her in an interview as one of the artists he was excited about.  One of her hangouts apparently was the Jazz Cafe in Camden.  I bought tickets to see her at the Jazz Cafe based on his recommendation. I am not even sure what year it was anymore but she had surely not turned 20 yet.   It doesn’t surprise me now, but it did surprise me then, that she did not show up for the  gig.  Her first album came out sometime after this  disappointing trip to Camden.  Paul’s advice turned out to be a a stunner.  Paul and Amy later ended up collaborating and turned in some great performances to coincide with Amy’s release of “Back To Black”.

Adele – In December of 2008, Paul collaborated with another up-and-comer named Adele. She had already hit the charts with  with “Chasing Pavements” but she was not the household that she was to become.  She was however about to pass through the Paul Weller pillars. It seemed an odd collaboration to me at the time.  In retrospect, not so much.


Kate Rusby – Kate’s new album is titled 20. This fits right in between Adele’s albums 19 and 21 and is sequentially connected to Weller’s 2008 album 22 Dreams.? I don’t know much about Kate Rusby just as I didn’t know anything about Amy “the jazz singer”  or Adele “the Amy wannabee” at the time.  I will be interested to see what happens as this folkie passes through the pillars.