Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year to All!!!!

Next radio broadcast of the Morning Flipside will be at 6am EST on WQFS live from Greensboro NC on January 1.

Even more good news, BONUS Flipside! On January 2 from 8-10pm. Great new music, stay tuned.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Tonight's show has been postponed due technical issues with the station's antenna and ice. I will be back on the air next Saturday January 1 at 6am and again on Jan 2 at 8pm. See you all them!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Next edition of the Flipside will be Sunday December 26 from 8-10pm on WQFS 90.9fm Greensboro NC. Click on the link on the right side of the page to listen Live

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

No, Really, You'll shoot your eye out, kid.

The Flipside Holiday Extravaganza 2010
December 20, 2010 6-8pm on WQFS 90.9fm

Hello all and Merry Christmas. Tidings of joy and comfort and all that. The Flipside made it prime time just in time for the Flipside Holiday Extravaganza. Two hours rock roll and Christmas, just what the doctor ordered. To the music, on Blitzen........

The Men That will Be Blamed for Nothing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Comfort and Oi!)" -37 Seconds of shear manic holiday pleasure. This has just established itself as the new theme for Christmas shows yet to come.

The Mynabirds "All I want is Truth (For Christmas)"

The Format "Holly Jolly Christmas"

The Maytals "Happy Christmas"
-Because they do celebrate Christmas in Jamaica too.

REM "Silver Bells"

Sufjan Stevens "Star of Wonder"

Robbie Robertson "Christmas Must Be Tonight"

Andrew Dost "Yeah I Know Its Christmas"

The Ramones "Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight)"

XTC "Thanks For Christmas"

Manic Street Preachers "Ghost of Christmas"

Sugarcult "Santa Claus is Coming To Town"

Belle and Sebastian "Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me"

My Morning Jacket "Silent Night"

Banu Gibson and the New Orleans Jazz Band "I'll Be Home for Christmas"

Lisa Loeb "Jingle Bells"

The Superions "Fruitcake"
- Featuring the familiar voice of Fred Schneider of the B-52's

The Kinks "Father Christmas" -Like fruitcake, a holiday staple

The Awkward Stage "Christmas Time is Here"

Blackalicious "Toy Jackpot"
- New song but an instant classic, Is it time yet?

Darlene Love "White Christmas" - Great Phil Spector number from 1963

Billy Idol "Frosty the Snowman" -I said it before, anyone can do a Christmas album.

Paper Tongues "Carols of the Bells"

Bright Eyes "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem"

Joni Mitchell "River"
- No originally intended on being a Christmas song but it became one of the best.

Rural Alberta Advantage "Little Drummer Boy (live)"

My Morning Jacket "O Holy Night"

Julian Casablancas " I Wish it Was Christmas Today"

The Fray "Happy Xmas (War is over)"

Darker My Love "Snow is Falling"

Idiot Glee with Luisa "Baby It's Cold Outside"

Hem "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

Bishop Allen "You'll Never Find My Christmas"

This is the last show before the Holiday. The next show will be on Sunday December 26 from 8-10pm, yes another choice show time and all new music including sneak peeks at 2011.

Until then, Merry Christmas to all.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Special edition of the Morning Flipside!!!

The Morning Flipside Christmas Show on 90.9fm WQFS Greensboro NC from 6-8PM, That's PM not the usual AM time slot! You can pull up the live feed on the right hand side top of the page.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Best of 2010 Albums

The retrospective of 2010 continues on the Morning Flipside. We did a show with the top 20 albums of the years as determined by yours truly. I've had the pleasure of listening to the albums throughout the year which has been rather turbulent but rewarding at the same time.

The show on December 18 started with a tribute three artists lost before their time; Mark Linkous, Jay Reatard and Alex Chilton. All three influential and all three were still currently relevant.
Off we go into the music.

Breeders "Flipside" -Saturday at 6am this song will always be played.

Big Star "September Gurls" -off #1 Record, this is classic songwriting at its best.

Big Star "Take Care" -off Third Sisters. Appropriate to play this. Here's to you Alex.

Jay Reatard "It Ain't Gonna Save Me" off 2009's Watch Me Fall. I meant to put the song "Wounded" off the same album and did not screen the song for language. My bad.

Salt Chunk Mary "Rest Your Worried Mind" - A demo track from Mark Linkous' old band out of 1993. I really love the old work. Sparklehorse's "Dark Night" was still one of my of favorite albums of 2009, (not 2010).

Here's the list that would make Rob Gordon (of High Fidelity fame) proud, Morning Flipside top 20 Albums of 2010.

20. Darker My Love "Alive As You Are" -played "Trail the Line"

19. The Morning Benders "Big Echo" -played "Promises"

18. Superchunk "Majesty Shredding" - played "Digging for Something"

17. Sleigh Bells "Treat" - played "Infinity Guitars"

16.Two Cow Garage "Sweet Saint Me" - played "My Great Gatsby"

15.Wavves "King of the Beach" -played "Post Acid"

14.Broken Records "Let Me Come Home" -played "A Leaving Song"

13. Megafaun "Heretofore" -played "Carolina Days"

12.Yeasayer "Odd Blood" -played "Mondegreen"

11.The National "High Violet" -played "Conversation 16"

10.Deer Tick "Black Dirt Sessions" -played "20 Miles"

9.Lower Dens "Twin Hand Movements" -played "Hospice Gates"

8.Ty Segall "Melted" -played "Caesar"

7.The Black Keys "Brotherhood" -played "Next Girl"

6.Stornoway "Beachcombers Windowsill" -played "Fuel Up"

5.Arcade Fire "The Suburbs" -played "Ready To Start"

4.Titus Andronicus "The Monitor" - played "A More Perfect Union"

3.The Mynabirds "What lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood " -played "Let the Record Go" and "The Numbers Don't Lie"

2.The Fresh and Onlys "Play It Strange" -played "Waterfall" and "Tropical Island Suite"

1.Deerhunter "Halcyon Digest" - played "Revival" and "Don't Cry"

That's it, the best albums of 2010 in my humble opinion.

A programming note, the next show will be Monday night December 20 at 6-8 PM, yes Prime Time radio. This will be the XMAS show to end all. Hope you tune in!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Top Albums of 2010 on the Morning Flipside

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

On December 11,we took sentimental strolls down memory lane. Well maybe not quite but we do have the top single and EP releases from the Morning Flipside for 2010. I decided to limit the songs to those that appeared as singles, on EPs or the album that were not likely to finish on the morning flipside top 20 albums:

Breeders "Flipside" -off Last Splash (1993) show theme, played every Saturday morning at 6am like it or not.

Absofacto "Punch Drunk on Black Mold" . The first song, outside of the theme, that was played on the show.
Kurt Vile "Invisible: Nonexistent" - Released earlier in the year .
Sleeping in the Aviary "You Don't Have to Drive" - A late comer that came to me two weeks ago.
Dag for Dag "I am the Assassin " - Great vocal, incredible rhythm section.
Dead Trees "Back to LA" - Kind of a Christmas song, kind of not .
The Globe "A Stitch Couldn't Save the World" -Oh yes it can.
Typhoon "CPR/Claws Pt2" - The album Hunger and Thirst made a number of year end lists, I just didn't have time.
Chasing Kings "Dark Sunglasses" - Off the EP Current State of Our Future two tracks I heard sound completely different but both were equally good.
Wye Oak "I Hope You Die" - Off the EP My Neighbor/My Creator. They have a new album out in March Civilian
Defiance Ohio "Hairpool" - a favorite of mine just for the midwest -ness of it.
Morning Benders "Outlaw Blues" - One of the best covers of the year, Dylan of course.
Darker My Love "She Lives (In a Time of Her Own)" - the best cover of the year, an old 13th Floor Elevators song. They nail it.
Lissie "Bully" - Off Catching a Tiger this one tugs at you, especially the turn at the end of the song.
Transmission Fields "Did it Wrong" -a band from Charlotte I picked up on in October and a friend of mine Jason tauts.
MGMT "Flash Delirium" - off Congratulations . The song is a scitzo song if there ever was one.
Owen "Abandon Bridges" - I left the party too, Owen.
Ghostkeeper "By Morning" - Play some delta blues with Pavements hooks, not bad from a band from Canada
Manic Street Preachers "I'm Leaving You for Solitude" - a song not off the album Postcards from a Young Man but as intriguing.
White Wires "Be True to Your School, til You Get Kicked Out" - a pop number with Ramone type harmonies.
Dax Riggs " No One will Be a Stranger"- off Say Goodbye to the World . I wish the album had more songs like this one.
Band of Horse "Laredo" - off Infinite Arms . Like with Dax Riggs, the song outshined the rest of the album.

Roughly halfway through the broadcast I had a call from a listener that wanted a countdown. I will do a top 6, kind of a best of the best. Here it goes:

6. Bass Drum of Death "Heart Attack Kid" - Two man band from Oxford Ms., such a big noise.

5. Dark Dark Dark "Daydreaming" off Wild Go, I was contemplating putting the album in the top 20. Who knows I might change my mind. I can do that.

4. Quinn Marston " Can You Hear Me Now?"- Excellent song, I hope there's an album in her future.

3. Kristen Hersh "Coals" - a single release from the former Throwing Muse. She has never sounded better.

2. Absofacto "Gnat Years" -Second song played from Absofacto, they only released single this year, hopefully that will change soon.

1. Kurt Vile "In My Time" -My number one song, the second song I played from Kurt Vile and a completely different song.

Next Saturday we have the Morning Flipside top twenty albums of 2010 from 6-8am on "Your Only Alternative" 90.9fm WQFS Greensboro NC.
A Special programming note: The Flipside goes to prime time! Monday December 20, I will be on WQFS from 6-8 PM (that was PM), to do the Flipside Christmas Holiday Extravaganza. So put your Festivus hats on and tune in.
We're on the web at :
Until next week we'll see ya......

Friday, December 10, 2010

DECEMBER 11, 2010 Best of Singles and EP's for 2010 on the Morning Flipside, catch it 6-8am on WQFS 90.9 FM Greensboro NC live from the crystal tower at Founder's Hall on the beautiful campus of Guilford College. Now streaming on the world wide web at . AND yes, we will be podcasting, soon.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

This weeks show was a trip back into the wonderful 1980's (with sprinkling of new music). This time of the year new releases are fewer so I decided to take a trip backward.

A program note in the upcoming two weeks:
December 11th (6-8am EST) will be the Year in Review for singles and lead tracks off EPs. A best of show with no order, just music that has been a part of the Morning Flipside.

December 18 (6-8am EST) will be the Morning Flipside/Dropnamer top albums of 2010. The number will be determined by how many I can fit into a two hour show.

Sometime within the next week I will be putting together a Christmas show but it will not be on Christmas day. Stay Tuned for the gory details.

As a promised, better late than never for another playlist from the show from December 4. Here's another week's worth of fantabulous music:

Breeders "Flipside" -off Last Splash (1993) show theme, played every Saturday morning at 6am of course.

Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3 "Resolution" - off Northern Aggression
Twilight Singers"Blackbird and the Fox" - off the forecoming album Dynamite Steps
Galaxie 500 "Snowstorm" - off 1987's On Fire .
Crocodiles "Billy Speed" - off Sleep Forever.
Stornoway "Fuel Up" - off Beachcomber Windowsill.
Sleep Ins "Silver State" - off Songs about Girls and Outer Space.
Darker My Love "18th Street Shuffle" - off Alive As You Are
Blur "Theres no Other Way" - Off 1992's Leisure
Let's Active "Grey Scale" - A bonus track off re-release of 1984's Cypress

Aljandro Escovdeo "Street Songs" - Off Street Songs of Love
Thrift Astronaut " Another Califonia Song" - Off Caffeine Heartache
Arctic Monkeys "Marty Bum"- off 2006's Whatever people say that what I am Not
Matthew Sweet "Looking at the Sun" - Off 1992's Girlfiend.

Elliott Smith "Son of Sam"
- off 1999's Figure 8
Guided By Voices "I am a Scientist" - Off Bee Thousand
Avi Buffalo "Truth Sets In" - off their self titled debut
Lower Dens "Tea Lights"
Possom Jenkins "Reidsville"
Pavement "Trigger Cut" - off Slanted and Enchanted
The Members "Working Girls" - Title track from 1982
Corin Tucker Band "Riley off 1000 years

Smithereens "Behind the Wall of Sleep" -off 1985's Especially for You
Joy Division "Love With Tear Us appear Again" Off 1980's Closer
Eux Autre "Go Dancing"
Mr Dream "Learn the Language"
Meat Puppets "Up in the Sun"

Salt Chunk Mary "You Won't Know Until you try"- Mark Linkous' band from 1992
XTC "Making Plans for Nigel" off 1979's Wire and Drums

Next Saturday is the top singles from 2010, should be good.
Until next week we'll see ya......

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Better late than never I always say. It only took eight and a half days to post the show for November 27, but here it is. A good bit of new music, let's get to it:
Breeders "Flipside" -off Last Splash (1993) show theme, played every Saturday morning at 6am of course.
The Twilight Singers "Blackbird and the Fox" - off the upcoming album Dynamite Step due out February 2011. Sounds real good
Yeasayers "Mondegreen" - Off Odd Blood, a great album
Deerhunter "Revival Sailing" - off Halcyon Digest. One the strongest tracks off a truly remarkable album.
Morning Benders "Waiting for a War" - off 2009's Talking with Tin Cans.
Absofacto "Whose Side are You On? " - Another great single release.
Megafaun "Carolina Days" - Off Hereforeto .
Free Energy "Free Energy" - off Free Energy. Title Track off their Self Titled Album? Hmm.
Pile "Raized by Ghosts" - pulled from the station rotation, not bad.
Brute Chorus "Heaven" - Played this one a few weeks back and it will be played again .
Tristen "Baby Drugs" - Kind of like Blair but rocks
Hurricane Bells "This is a Test" - Off their self titled album released earlier this year.
Wavves "Cool Jumper" - Single release late from 2009 between the self title album and King of the Beach
Scattered Trees "Love and Leave" - Off the forthcoming album Sympathy which will be out in January
Phoenix "1901" - Off Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix and an unnamed car commercial.
Band of Skulls "Light of the Morning"- Oops, another song from a car commercial
The Replacements "Nevermind" - off Please to Meet Me. Of course.
Corin Tucker Band "1000 Years" - Title track originally rumored to be on the Twilight Soundtrack.
Adam Thorne and the Top Bottons "Expressway to Your Heart" - off 2006's Where is the Freedom?. One of Greensboro's best albums ever.
The Posies "Take Care of Yourself" - off Blood CandySalt Chunk Mary "Won't Know If You Don't Try"-a demo from 1992 with a younger Mark Linkous.
Deer Tick "Twenty Miles" - off Black Dirt Sessions.

Brass Bed "God Saves the Thieves" -off Melt White. Second song played off this album.
Shattered Hopes "Stop it" - off 2009's Noise AnnoysJumpiter "Defenstration" -off the Four Stories Down EP
Quinn Martson "Can You Hear Me Now?"-Single release, great song.
Husker Du "I Don't Want to Know if You Are Lonely" - off Candy Apple Grey. Very underrated album and Husker's major label debut.
Titus Andronicus "A More Perfect Union" - off The Monitor.
Heaven 17 "Let Me Go" - off the recently re-released Penthouse and Pavement.
Vince Guaraldi "Little Birdie" -A Thanksgiving Treat. Makes me hungry for toast, jelly beans, pretzels and popcorn.
Coming up shortly, The post for the December 4th Show.