Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Counterfeit Week 3

The keys were in the ignition and we were ready to start this show long before we hopped into the studio on Monday night...

It was the interview that kick started the collection of Counterfeit interviews for this grid on SYN way back in August last year; the somewhat awkward chat we had face to face with David Jones from UK band The Departure. Face-to-face interviews are always slightly more confronting than phoners; you can actually see me being really nervous. And rocking up sober on a weekday morning to the Punt Hill hotel on Flinders lane felt like miles away from the drunken talks at Ding Dong convincing David to have a chat with us post Departure gig at the Corner. We were fired up for the interview, absolutely stoked that we were talking to a British band signed to Parlophone. Unfortunately, David didn't really live up to all our expectations. Perhaps it was the hangover he was nursing, perhaps it was us being slightly condescending and not as tactful in our approach, but we didn't sense a great deal of passion coming from David, instead getting the obligatory answers and a sense of him retracting whenever he got excited about his band. Nonetheless, it was an experience to note, and one I hope you all got a lot out of on the show.

This week on the Counterfeit Mix Tape were songs that are perfect to drive to. It's summer and you do a lot of driving to friends houses to get drunk before going out to party, driving to gigs, to festivals, down the beach. It can be filled with romanticism or just plain rockin fun. So we opened with the rather appropriate Cars by Gary Numan and ended with a crash thanks to Vitalic's My Friend Dario. What do you like to drive to? Post a comment and share the goodness of the mix tape.

Thanks a lot to Michael who decided to put his voice to air this week, talking about the importance of supporting local independent music. We played an Eddy Current Suppression Ring track to spread the amazing talent of this up-coming band. He'll be posting an article soon about this very topic.

And thanks to all the listeners and sms's! We had great fun. Tune in next week to hear our interview with Editors Chris Urbanowicz and more mix tape fun!

Playlist for Monday 9th January
Beck - E-Pro
Broken Social Scene - Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)
The Brunettes - Cotton Candy
Air - Kelly, Watch the Stars
The Cure - Jumping Someone Else's Train
Stephen Malkmaus - Pencil Riot
The Strokes - Juicebox
The Departure - All Mapped Out
The Departure - Only Human
Television - See No Evil
The Kinks - Till the End of the Day
Death From Above 1979 - Blood on our Hands
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Precious Rose
Arctic Monkeys - Red Light Indicated Doors are Locked and Secured
The Clash - Rudy Can't Fail
Gary Numan - Cars
The Smiths - There is a Light that Never Goes Out
Iggy Pop - The Passenger
The Beatles - Don't Let Me Down
Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again
Vitalic - My Friend Dario
The Departure - Be My Enemy
Death Cab For Cutie - Title and Resignation


At 10:23 PM, Blogger El said...

The keys were in the ignition and we were ready to start this show long before we hopped into the studio on Monday night...

Smashing! :D

My favourite show to date!

At 3:34 AM, Blogger Adam said...

Death Cab For Cutie - Title and Resignation

Mmmhmm :)

At 8:58 PM, Anonymous Mez said...

God... I had so much fun dancing madly to the Cure... I was doing it in the loungeroom (the largest room in the house) where my mother was watching tv...

She was a little... um... suprised to say the least...

Excellent show!


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