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Welcome to my blog. I write about urban roots music, television, and occasionally politics. 

My motto is Explore, Enjoy, and Share new Music! Enjoy!

The "Outlaw Pleasure Bugs" Spotify Playlist (I Hate Radio)

The "Outlaw Pleasure Bugs" Spotify Playlist (I Hate Radio)

The "Outlaw Pleasure Bugs" playlist

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Every Tuesday (or Monday night) I put out a new curated playlist for your listening enjoyment. You can "Just Hit Play" or check out the song list below for Easter Eggs about the bands.  

"I Hate Radio" is the name of the podcast I am about to start and it is a play on "I Heart Radio" in opposition to music consolidation.

Last week's playlist was my inaugural protest playlist. I called it the "Gold Plated Alternative Facts" playlist, you can listen to it HERE.

And, as always, Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!

The Songs (With Easter Eggs)

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1. Fred Thomas, Bedbugs, All Are Saved (2015, Polyvinyl)

Just interviewed Fred and we talked about the lyrics to this song, so it led me into and through this playlist.

2. E Minor, Dead Hot Workshop, River Otis (1994, Atlantic)

One of my favorite Arizona bands of all-time and a band that I am still shocked didn't have a larger national impact. Wickedly smart often political lyrics from Steve Larson combined with music perfect for catharsis (or for stomping rattlesnakes).

3. Eternity, Communions, Single (2016, Fat Possum)

Communions are from Denmark, but they sound like they could have fit right in here in America during the 80's or early 90's.

4. Darkened Rings, Cloud Nothings, Life Without Sound (2017, Carpark Records)

I have written a ton about this album over the last two months. I like it...I like it a lot.

5. No Known Drink or Drug, Japandroids, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life (2017, Anti-Records)

Not entirely sold on this album yet, but there are some great tracks.

6. Governed By Contagions, At the Drive-In, Single (2016, Rise Records)

ATDI has a new album coming soon (at least that is the rumor). Welcome back!

7. World of Pleasure, Radioactivity, Radioactivity (2013, Dirtnap Records)

Cloud Nothings mentioned in interviews that this band influenced Dylan Baldi's songwriting. This song is probably as good a demonstration of that influence as any.

8. Pink White House, Priests, Nothing Feels Natural (2017, Sister Polygon Records)

Love, love, love this new Priests album. Post-punk and snarling. Great stuff from this DC band.

9. Told You I'd Be With the Guys, Cherry Glazerr, Apocalypstick (2017, Secretly Canadian)

Have been a big fan of CG for a long time. They have had songs on several previous playlists. The new album is a lot of fun.

10. Fun 'N' Frenzy, Josef K, The Only Fun In Town (1981, Postcard Records)

If you have followed what happened here in the USA over the weekend you know why I included Josef K (Kafka didn't make music that I know of)

11. Drop It Fauntleroy, The Moonlandingz, Black Hanz EP (2016, Transgressive Records)

Fun song, just getting to know this band. Have enjoyed what I have heard so far.

12. My Mallely, Le Butcherettes, A Raw Youth (2015, Ipecac)

Usually, Mexico's Le Buthcherettes are much harsher (which I like) but this is kind of a pop gem and seems to channel 80's era Siouxsie Sioux (in the best possible way).

13. I Want You (7" Version), Cabaret Voltaire, #7885 From Electropunk to Technopop 1978 - 1985 (2014, Mute Records)

Been on a Cabs kick lately. What can I say? I love Cabaret Voltaire.

Wrapping It Up

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New playlists come out every week. I usually post them on Mondays and promote them on Tuesdays.

The whole point of this exercise is to share new music, so help me spread the word!

call my site "On Pirate Satellite" because of the song "This is Radio Clash" by The Clash

The crazy names of the playlists were inspired by Captain Beefheart.

Reflections From a Black Mirror: S3 E1 “Nosedive” (Netflix)

Reflections From a Black Mirror: S3 E1 “Nosedive” (Netflix)

The Fred Thomas Interview: Punk, Self-Acceptance, & "Changer"

The Fred Thomas Interview: Punk, Self-Acceptance, & "Changer"