Posts Tagged ‘ani difranco’

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 151, 16 May 2012 Playlist

May 16, 2012

Foxy Shazam, (It’s) Too Late Baby
Imperial Teen, My Spy
The Icicles, Margie
Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound, Annie Get Your Gun
Innocent Bandits, When Another Sun Shines
Ivy, I Still Want You
Theresa Andersson, Injuns
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, The Flame That Burns
The Innocence Mission, That Was Another Country
Heartless Bastards, Late in the Night
Is/Is, Death Treat
International Waters, 1994
Cate le Bon, Julia
Is/Is, Eating Hourglasses
Marketa Irglova, We Are Good
Internal/External, Inside/Outside
The Very, Humdrum
I Was a King, Unreal
Sarah Jaffe, Clementine
TOPS, Turn Your Love Around
Jared Mees & the Grown Children, Even Little Mountains
Jenny and Johnny, Scissor Runner
The Goblin Market, The Night Is Darkening Around Me
The Jezabels, Catch Me
Jessica Jalbert, Daniels
Grace Woodroofe, Always Want
Jews and Catholics, The Spring
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, I Love Rock ‘N Roll
The Staves, Mexico
John & Tom, Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar
Kacey Johansing, Many Seasons
Black Bananas, It’s Cool
Jonka, The Nana Song
John & Jehn, Shades
Perfume Genius, Dirge
Katie Johnson, A Perfect World
John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey, Heela
Ani DiFranco, Life Boat
Talib Kweli Featuring Norah Jones, Soon the New Day
The Josephine Wiggs Experience, Arizona
Ceu, Retrovisor
The Joy Formidable, Whirring
Julie Plug, I Feel
The Decemberists, The Rake’s Song

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Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 149, 25 April 2012 Playlist

April 25, 2012

Lost in the Trees, Tall Ceilings
Lisa Gerrard, The Rite
Girl in a Coma, Hope
The Chieftains, The Chieftains in Orbit
Girls, Life in San Francisco
The Godshills, Zoewie
You Say France & I Whistle, Our Spiderweb
Givers, Words
The Gits, Slaughter of Bruce
Fanfarlo, Tunguska
Go Betty Go, Unreal
Giant Value, A Good Thing
Ariane Moffatt, Mons Corp
Giant Drag, Blunt Picket Fence
Gigi, Some Second Best
Palomar, Red
Rachel Goodrich, Fire
Go-Go’s, Vacation
Foxy Shazam, Last Chance at Love
Juliana Hatfield, Evan
Gossip, Men in Love
Hot Toddies, Green and Gold
Nina Gordon, Number One Camera
Great Northern, This Is a Problem
Wild Belle, Keep You
Grand Lake, Louise (I Live in a Fantasy)
Grey Anne, Adelaide
Ani DiFranco, Amendment
Gravy Train!!!!, Ghost Boobs
Grass Widow, Tuesday
Now, Now, Lucie, Too
Go Sailor, Last Year
Ellie Goulding, Lights
AneBrun, Worship
Grouplove, Colours
Gringo Star, Jessica
The Men, Turn It Around
Larkin Grimm, They Were Wrong
Halou, Oceanwide
Pyyramids, Perfect Picture
Haight-Ashbury, Molitof
Petra Haden, Armenia City in the Sky
John & Tom, Lonesome Yodel Blues
PJ Harvey, A Perfect Day Elise
Handsome Furs, I’m Confused
Gemma Hayes, Don’t Forget

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 146, 4 April 2012 Playlist

April 4, 2012

Dragons Power Up!, Sea Legs
The Cribs, Victims of Mass Production
Cranes, Let Go
Foxy Shazam, Wasted Feelings
The Curious Mystery, Hot Port
CSS, Patins
Mazzy Star, Common Burn
Cub, My Flaming Red Bobsled
Dance Hall Crashers, Queen for a Day
You Say France & I Whistle, When Lovers Die
Damone, On My Mind
Damn Handsome and the Birthday Suits, Pink Flamingos
Ani DiFranco, ¿Which Side Are You On?
Dead Man’s Bones, In the Room Where You Sleep
Dealership, Two Turns
Vacationer, Trip
Dear Nora, ‘Round and ‘Round
The Dears, Stick W/ Me Kid
Dirty Ghosts, Battle Slang
Shenandoah Davis, Pellet Gun
Deerhoof, Offend Maggie
Heartless Bastards, Only for You
The Delgados, Get Action!
Defiance, Ohio, A Lot to Do
The Mallard, I Listen to the Lyrics Last
The Decemberists, Foregone
The Decks, What You Said
Mother Falcon, Fireflies
Deluka, OMFG
Diet Kong, A Forest
Cherri Bomb, The Pretender
Dirty Projectors, No Intention
The Distillers, Idoless
Rural Alberta Advantage, Barnes Yard
The Dishes, Girls Can’t Play
Dirty Mittens, Arcadia
Jessica Jalbert, Stupid Hollow
Natalie D-Napoleon, Even the Sweet Things Die
Julie Doiron, Dance Music
The Kabbs, Golden and Blue
The Donnas, Too Bad About Your Girl
Dollyrots, Cat Calling
Neverever, Venus
Tanya Donelly, Manna
Doctors & Dealers, Just Another Feeling
Sarah Dougher, Wide Eyed
The Do, The Bridge Is Broken

Ani DiFranco “¿Which Side Are You On?”

March 11, 2012

I can’t stand Ani DiFranco, but I have a ton of respect for her. And when no one was reviewing this, I figured I could suck it up and show a little objectivity. But honestly an Ani DiFranco record is the last thing you need a review for anyway.
DiFranco is more of a storyteller than an angry woman these days, but I imagine her fans have equally matured as well. “Life Boat” is the first track and supports this concept. We’re told a story about a loss of innocence, but it’s not angry. Instead, you get a pretty good story for only 4 minutes, and the distorted guitar is better than what we usually get with most of her efforts. There are small hints of Johnny Marr and Santana there. It turns out to be Adam Levy on guitar. He’s good.
The title track is really long and has banjo at the beginning. When I was in high school I used to start English questions with an upside-down question mark as well. I guess this is just a coincidence. In any case, it’s an election year, and DiFranco is political, so this song sort of writes itself. And if everyone in DC is going to be polarizing, then she can be, too, right?
“Amendment” has a strong feminist bent, even for a DiFranco song, but even for her the lyrics are more poignant. You can’t get anything done while listening to this record because it’s too engaging.
Other tracks that stand out are “Promiscuity,” “J,” and “Hearse.” I want to punch holes in these songs’ premises, but I can’t in good faith. Honestly, at this point I am just disliking DiFranco out of consistency. All the annoying things she used to do she doesn’t do anymore, but I am a man, so therefore I am stubborn. The rhetoric that makes her famous is the same rhetoric that lets me continue to say I can’t stand her.

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 120, 13 August 2011 Playlist

August 13, 2011

Imperial Mammoth, Real People
OK Go, I Want You So Bad I Can’t Breathe
The Dry Spells, Rhiannon
Ursa Minor, Guerilla
Sarah Jaffe, Black Hoax Lie
Love Inks, Blackeye
Oh Mercy, Met a Wizard
She Keeps Bees, Saturn Return
Black Ryder, Gone Without Feeling
Carolyn Malachi, Orion
Dark Mean, Happy Banjo
Abbe May, Mammalian Location
Twin Sister, Bad Street
Warpaint, Warpaint
Jolie Holland, Wreckage
The Decks, DTC
Destroyer, Downtown
Dinosaur Jr., There’s No Here
Detroit Cobras, Shout Bama Lama
Die Mannequin, Dead Honey
Ani DiFranco, Hello Birmingham
Diet Kong, Beautiful Blackout
The Distillers, Ask the Angels

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 97, 2 March 2011 Playlist

March 3, 2011

Tamaryn, Haze Interior
Dance Hall Crashers, DHC
Damone, On My Mind
The Parting Gifts, Keep Walkin’
Kimya Dawson, Fire
Dealership, Model Mortal
The Jezabels, Dark Storm
Dead Can Dance, Persephone
Dear Nora, Springtime Fall
Lady Lazarus, Nazarite Oath
The Delgados, Thirteen Gliding Principles
Deluka, Cascade
La Resistance, Knowing
Deerhoof, A-Town Test Site
Dead Man’s Bones, My Body’s a Zombie for You
Distant Dice, Pick Up Your Phone
Defiance, Ohio, The Reason
Diet Kong, Shoot the Freak
Tumbledown, She’s in Texas (And I’m Insane)
The Decks, February Thaw
Ani DiFranco, When I’m Gone
Ed Hines Band, Song 1400
The Distillers, Seneca Falls
Dirty Projectors, Temecula Sunrise
Sick of Sarah, Kiss Me
Natalie D-Napoleon, Even the Sweet Things Die
Dirty Little Rabbit, You Say
Now, Now, Neighbors
The Dishes, H2O
The Dollyrots, Let’s Be in Love
Tristen, Wicked Heart
The Donnas, Too Bad About Your Girl
Julie Doiron, Last Night
Victoire, I Am Coming for My Things
Sarah Dougher, Little Thing
The Do, Unissasi Laulelet
Trashcan Sinatras, The Best Man’s Fall
Tanya Donelly, Swoon
Drugstore, Get Inside My Head
Salteens, Don’t Break My Heart
Drink Up Buttercup, Why Can’t I Touch It
The Dresden Dolls, Night Reconnaissance
Warpaint, Baby
The Dry Spells, The Crow
Dressy Bessy, She Likes It

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 90, 12 January 2011 Playlist

January 13, 2011

Sarah Kirkland Snider, The Stranger With the Face of a Man I Loved
Add N to X, The Black Regent
The Aislers Set, Mission Bells
The New Trust, Taking Tree
Marnie Stern, Risky Biz
Ah Holly Fam’ly, All Unfolding
A Girl Called Eddy, The Soundtrack of Your Life
Highlife, Tuareg Dancehall
Allo Darlin’, Dreaming
All Girl Summer Fun Band, Becky
Rain Perry, Red Green White Blue
Lily Allen, Who’d Have Known
Dot Allison, Morning Sun
Gregory and the Hawk, For the Best
Ani Difranco, Not a Pretty Girl
The Amps, Full on Idle
Ani Difranco, Leave Tomorrow
The Amps, Full on Idle
Soft Cotton County, Leave Tomorrow
Warpaint, Baby
An April March, So Unassuming
Angus and Julia Stone, Private Lawns
Lower Dens, Plastic and Powder
Amy Millan, Headsfull
The Anniversary, The D in Detroit
Miriams Well, More Than I
Maya Angelou, Stone Cold in the Market
¡andale!, Black Is Bad
Cock & Swan, Unrecognized
An Horse, Postcards
The Apples in Stereo, If You Want to Wear a Hat
Agent Ribbons, Grey Gardens
Architecture in Helsinki, Beef in Box
Aroah, Autobiographical Rhyming Song
Cyndi Lauper, How Blue Can You Get?
Asobi Seksu, New Years
ApSci, Crazy Crazy Insane
astroPuppees, Wanna Be Alone
Olof Arnalds, I Nyju Husi
Deluka, Meanstreak
Asleep in the Park, Coming Home
Audrye Sessions, Contagious
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Robot Boy
Azure Ray, Signs in the Leaves
Au Revoir Simone, I Couldn’t Sleep
April Smith and the Great Picture Show, Drop Dead Gorgeous

Alphabet Soup, Episode 6, May 30 2010 Playlist

May 30, 2010

Dead Man’s Bones, Pa Pa Power
Dead Can Dance, De Profundis
Dealership, Endless Affair
Dear Nora, Springtime Fall
Delgados, Accused of Stealing
Deerhoof, Kidz Are So Small
The Decks, What You Said
Dinosaur Jr., Over It
Ani DiFranco, Joyful Girl
Die Mannequin, Locking Elizabeth
Detroit Cobras, Boss Lady
Die! Die! Die!, Britosmart Sunset
The Dishes, Fishnets

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 36, September 2 2009 Playlist

September 2, 2009

Squirrelhouse, The Searchers
The Ettes, I Get Mine
Genesis Fermin, Pink and Brown
Erase Errata, Matter No Medley
Fanfarlo, I’m a Pilot
Elizabeth & the Catapult, Race You
The Emeralds, Talk About Love
The Do, At Last !
Elastica, Da Da Da
Eisley, Brightly Wound
The New Up, Bitch
18th Dye, Amorine Queen
8 1/2 Souvenirs, Yes, Yes, Yes
Sally Shapiro, Looking at the Stars
Ear Pwr, Super Animal Bros. III
Dubstar, Anywhere
Royalchord, Sleazy in the Corner
The Duhks, Magalenha
Dynamite Club, II
Liam Finn & Eliza Jane, Long Way to Go
Dressy Bessy, Jenny Come On
Dreamdate, Best Friends
Tiny Vipers, Life on Earth
The Dresden Dolls, Half Jack
Drugstore, Faded
Blind Man’s Colour, The Warm Current’s Pull
The Donnas, Too Bad About Your Girl
Doctors & Dealers, He Said That I Was Crazy
Summer Cats, In June
Sarah Dougher, Keep Me
Julie Doiron, Dance Music
Park Avenue Music, Japon Luvr
Dollyrots, Jackie Chan
Tanya Donelly, Pretty Deep
Pre, Why Be Wives
The Dishes, Got Something to Tell You
The Distillers, Die on a Rope
Shoe, Setting Sun
Dinosaur Jr., Your Weather
Ani DiFranco, Joyful Girl
Deerhoof, Whither the Invisible Birds
Dune Tran, Love Underwater
Worldwide Groove Corporation, When I Fall in Love
The Rocking Horse Winner, Curable