Friday, November 24, 2006

Beard Hour Playlist 11.23: Songs we are thankful for

3rd Annual Thanksgiving Beard Hour Bonanza!! First year with absolutely no destruction of private or public property!


Misfits - 'Last Caress'
Joe Cuba - 'El Pito'
Clarence Carter - 'Patches'
Love - 'A House is not a Motel'
Black Sabbath - 'Snowblind'
This Heat - 'Health and Efficiency'
Stingee - 'Take Dem Panties Off'
Rick Ross - 'Hustlin''
Iggy Pop - 'The Passenger'
Danzig - 'Mother'
The Brogues - 'I Ain't No Miracle Worker'
Sonic Youth - 'Expressway to your Skull'

Bruce Springsteen - 'Thunder Road'
Bruce Springsteen - 'Dancing in the Dark'
Bruce Springsteen - 'The River'
Bruce Springsteen - 'Born To Run'

Ken Boothe - 'Old-Fashioned Way'
Jay-Z - 'Hard Knock Life'
Juvenile - 'Ha'
Rasputin's Stash - 'Mr. Cool'
David Bowie - 'Stay'
Boards of Canada - 'Kaini Industries'
Sally Shapiro - 'I Know'
Sons and Daughters - 'Red Reciever'
Magnetic Fields - 'Take Ecstacy With Me'
Mountain Goats - 'Going To Georgia'
Severed Heads - 'Twenty Deadly Diseases'
Hank Williams - 'Lost Highway'

Monday, November 20, 2006

Black Circle Revolution Playlist 11/20

I spent too much time preparing for a funk and soul show that I decided I didn't want to do it, so I opted for this somewhat disjointed and disorganized African music version. Malian blues are the real deal.

Ali Farka Toure - Ali Aoudy - Red
Ali Farka Toure - Sidy Gouro - African Blues
Ali Farka Toure w/ Ry Cooder - Gomni - Talking Timbuktu
Ali Farka Toure - Samariya - Radio Mali
Ali Farka Toure w/ Toumani Diabate - Nawaye Toro - In The Heart of the Moon
Ali Farka Toure - Laleiche - Red
Ali Farka Toure - Ntimbara - African Blues
Ali Farka toure - Sidy Gouro - African Blues

Youssou N'Dour - Mademba - Joko
Yossou N'Dour - Miss - Joko


King Sunny Ade - Kira Kira - Live Live Juju
King Sunny Ade - Jiji Jiji Isapa - Odu
Fela Kuti - Gentleman - Gentleman


Amadou & Mariam - Wallide - Je Pense A Toi
Amado & Mariam - Mali Denou - Je Pense A Toi


Blo - Chant To Mother Earth - Phases

Portuguese Africa:

Bonga - Mona Ki Ngi Xica - Adventures in Afropea: Telling Stories to the Sea (Afro-Portugal)
Africa Negra - Bo Lega Caco Node Bo - Adventures in Afropea
Jacinta Sanches - Vizinha Ka Bale

For the working folk: Nate will be subbing for Black Circle Revolution from 2-4 PM today, the 20th, so you should tune in. Its in less than two hours!

Friday, November 17, 2006



Please write a comment or send an email to: about what you are personally VERY THANKFULL for, cuz we are compiling a list of all kinds of shit that is worth being thankfull for, to be read or whatever, during the 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Beard Hour Bonanza. Any and all will be accepted.

Tracklist for Fri, 11/17(?):

Mayhem II - Pan Sonic
Maneater Remix (Feat. Lil Wayne) - Nelly Furtado
Ceremony - New Order
I Wanna Dance Witchoo - Disco Tex and the Sexolettes
Chop Me Up - Justin Timberlake
Giddy Stratospheres - The Long Blondes
Figure in Dreams - Comus
In Every Dream Home a Heartache - Roxy Music
Pass This On - THE KNIFE
Memories - Leonard Cohen
Golden Brown - Stranglers
High is the Pine - Cobra Killer
I Am Waiting - Rolling Stones
Warten - ExKurs
Early 1880's - To Live and Shave in LA
Old Glory - Harvey Milk
Echoh Air - Psychic Paramount
Sex Bomb - Flipper
Snakes a Christ - Danzig
Mayhem I - Pan Sonic


Friday, November 10, 2006

Beard Hour 11/10 Playlist: The Reunion

Harvey Milk - Old Glory - Special Wishes
Dead Moon - Walking On My Grave - Echoes of the Past
The Blow - Fists Up - Paper Television
Mr. Bungle - Pink Cigarette - California
Joanna Newsom - Emily - Ys
Vangelis - Heaven & Hell - Heaven & Hell
CCR - I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Cosmo's Factory
Bob Dylan - Everything is Broken - Oh Mercy
Mr. Bungle - Goodbye Sober Day - California
Junior Boys - Double Shadow - So This is Goodbye
Luomo - Dirt Me - Paper Tigers

The Clash - Spanish Bombs - London's Calling
Tom Waits - Return of Jackie and Judy - Orphans
Ali Farka Toure - Ali Aoudy - Red


misfits - Hybrid Moments - Static Age

Tuesday, November 07, 2006



So I'd like to briefly outline the official Beard Hour Cross Country Vacation Time Event, sponsored by White Toyota Corolla with brand new solid-gold clutch and aprox. 1762 cc's of raw, whining power (possibly for sale, in case your interested), before my brain suppresses, like, the last month entirely. So here it is in outline form, hopefully more pictures will make it up onto the site, but Nate has most of the good ones and I'm unfamiliar at the present with the features of PhotoBucket (don't ask). Also, this is best read while listening to the song Hustlin' by Rick Ross, which we started out practically every day listening to:

-Juiced! Discovered the true power of Tony Lalanne's Epic JuicerĀ© by creating the most unholy combinations of fruit/vegetables and practically kilos of garlic. Exactly as good/bad as it sounds.
-Honey Hole! Nate and I darkened the doorway of this fine establishment every single day that we were in Seattle. Mostly because we knew we could find it without problem.
-Boris! Nate just about fell asleep during their set, despite, like, being in the same room with the Japanese band. Doomriders opened. They are from Boston.
-Other stuff: thrown fish, arrested development 3 in its entirety, more juice, creme brulee by Fancy Kyle

-Cut a promo for the Beard Hour (produced by DJ THE SNAKE)
-Burritos! I think we ate nothing but burritos for something like 8 straight meals. Also, found Emily Pitti (of Ctown) chilling outside of this one burrito place. Small world, or just good burritos in Portland? Definitely not the latter.
-Some other stuff I can't remember.

Redwood Forest/Sonoma Valley
-California Love! Drove through the tree etc... Bought a handle of Makers Mark for 29 bucks at a Rite Aid of all places (basically a legendary purchase, if these things mean nothing to you). Vineyards. Vintage convertible VW beetle. Huge trees. Living Stump (ask Nate). Etc...
-Unfortunately did not actually listen to the song California Love by Tupac, despite our numerous accapella renditions (also, wtf is with the weird vocoder'd outro on that song? does it make even the slightest lick of sense?)

San Francisco
-didn't see/do much. Went to PF Chang's China Bistro. Made the claim that I would never drink beer again, only whiskey.
-Had a beer like 3 hours later.

Death Valley
-Hottest! Driest! Lowest! place in N. America. All things that the Beard Hour fully supports.
-Cell Phone! Lost, in case your trying to get in touch. Lost to that harsh mistress the desert.

Grand Canyon
-Cold, rainy, almost couldn't see the Canyon at one point. But hey, you can't really complain when you're at truly the grandest of canyons.

-Pop. 2000! But we met at least half of them. Saw Jenny Lewis and the Watson Freaks, I mean, Twins. Saw a bunch of ART, did not see the Marfa Lights.
-Might be moving to Marfa in 2007, stay tuned.
-Really too much to put up, but hopefully some of the pictures will make it up.

-Visited family/friends, boring stuff for you, dear reader.

Little Rock
-Beer with Egg! Finally drank the oft-talked about beer with a raw egg dropped in it. Tasty. Did not have a burrito eating contest.
-Did not see Gary (and yes, I am shaking my head, Gary)
-Made the claim that I am only going to drink Peroni beer, if beer at all.

-Sun Studio, Stax Museum, and Graceland!
-I'm getting tired so you'll have to imagine what we did in Memphis, besides listening to Three 6 Mafia and watching Sixteen Candles. Seriously.

-Went to the super huge line dancing bar. There was no one there.
-Nashville has a full-scale replica of the Parthenon. Did you know that??

And then back to Ctown! Very excited to be back sortof, at least for the radio show: listen in this Thursday for the return of Beard 1 and probably alot of questionable trashy europop beatz. I'm not even sure if I'm joking about that.

Nate and I would like to thank the true sponsors of our trip, those that let use sully their domains with our, um, presence: Fancy Kyle, The Snake et al, Nan, Lucy B., Rachel+Chase, Mikey P., Incomparable Rebecca S., and of course the Granparentz. Apologies to those that my brain is missing, you know who you are!