Saturday, November 27, 2010

Latina Pro Populo

I've been promising to do a set with Latin lyrics for a while, and finally came through. Here's the playlist:

Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen for Choir: VI. O König aller Völker--Arvo Pärt
Best of Times--Kyle Gabler
O Fortuna--Carl Orff
Missa Luba: Credo--Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin
Dona Nobis Pacem--Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Sanctus--Fumitaka Anzai
Ipsa Vivere--O Quam Tristis...
Salva Nos--Mediaeval Baebes
Oh Fortuna--Estampie
Bacchus--Corvus Corax
Stetit Puella--In Extremo
The Omen (Ave Satani)--Fantomas
Dies Irae--Streetcorner Prophets
Stigmata Martyr--Bauhaus

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A 2 Hour Slice of the World

I played a globetrotting set on Thursday 2 September.

Yasmin Levy--Hallelujah
Ana Tijoux--1977
Gotan Project--Arrabal
Rubén Blades--Primogenio
Alamaailman Vasarat--Perikunta
Ali Farka Touré--Allah Uya
Vieux Farka Touré--Fafa
Fela Kuti--Swegbe & Pako
Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin--Seya Wa Mama Ndalamba
12 Cents for Marvin--Persian Dub
Asian Dub Foundation--Cyberabad
Enduser--Not There
Panjabi MC--Yaaran Kolon Sikh Kuriye
Maduro--Tower of Babel
Balkan Beat Box--Joro Boro
Abraham Inc--Trombonik
Socalled--Ich Bin A Border By Mayn Vayb
DeVotchKa--Charlotte Mittnacht (The Fabulous Destiny of...)
Solomon & Socalled--Freylekhs fun der Khupe: Pelt me with rice
Ta-Shma--Rachamana (Feat. Matisyahu)
Dunkelbunt--La Revedere (Feat. Amsterdam Klezmer Band)
DeVotchKa--Death by Blonde
The Sensational Alex Harvey--Next
Gogol Bordello--Ultimate
Goran Bregovic--Ya Ya (Ringe Ringe Raja)
Candan Erçetin--Melek
Esplendor Geometrico--Moscú Esta Helado
Distemper--Wsje Otlitschno!
Irfan--Hagia Sophia
Corvus Corax--Filii Neidhardi

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Halloween in July!

For yesterday's Fracture event, we pulled out some ghosts and ghoulies and had a Halloween in July celebration!

Neb and Jubi provided us with some spooky, tentacled decor;

Noctis, Beta, and my Roseself spun the tunes.

It was my first time DJing since my RL college graduation in May, hehe.
And I was a skeleton! : D

Anyway, setlist time!:

Love Like Blood -- Killing Joke
The Undertaker (Renholder Mix) -- Puscifer
Psycho Killer -- Talking Heads
Sympathy for the Devil -- Sisters of Mercy
Ghost -- VNV Nation
Dissolved Girl -- Massive Attack
Dead Man's Party -- Oingo Boingo
Bullet with Butterfly Wings -- Smashing Pumpkins
Gutter Glitter -- Switchblade Symphony
Nocturnal -- Tiger Army
Graveyard Queen -- Zombie Ghost Train
Blood and Fire -- Type O Negative
Life is a Grave and I Dig It -- Necromantix
Bela Lugosi's Dead -- Nouvelle Vague version


Love n'bruises,

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Gardens are food for the soul.

While up all night in a fevered state this week, I rebuilt the Fracture Gardens. Saturday's show was held there, and my set was food-themed.

Here's the rundown:

Bjork & Tricky--Black Coffee
Memphis Minnie--Pig Meat on the Line
Bessie Smith--Gimme a Pigfoot
Willie Bobo--Fried Neckbones and Some Home Fries
J. Marks and Shipen Lebzelter--Baked Beans
Moxy Fruvous--Green Eggs and Ham
Godley & Creme--Sandwiches of You
King Crimson--Cat Food
Buddharabbit--Beans With
Squeeze--Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)
Bow Wow Wow--I Want Candy
Weird Al Yankovic--My Bologna
Captured! by Robots--Speed Food Pyramid
Care Bears on Fire--Barbie Eat a Sandwich
Bratmobile--Eating Toothpaste
The Polkaholics--Sauerkraut is Sweet
Man Man--The Ballad of Butter Beans
Larry Groce--Junk Food Junkie
Ballgag N' Chain Gang--Everything is Better with Bacon
Pepe Delux--Salami Fever
The Dragons--Food for My Soul
Soul Coughing--Soft Serve
MadMixMustang--The Ice Cream Mash
Mike Doughty--More Bacon than the Pan Can Handle
Squeeze--Black Coffee in Bed

Friday, July 2, 2010

Ennui - July 1

1. Baths - Indoorsy (2:44)
2. Golden Ages - Africa (Toto) (3:43)
3. DEATH IN PLAINs - The Other Side of Mt.Heart Attack (Liars cover) (3:24)
4. Deastro - Shield Whip (Bonus Track) (2:39)
5. Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, the - Say No To Love (3:49)
6. 03 - starry fighter kite (5:48)
7. The Delta Mirror - He Was Worse Than The Needle He Gave You (5:18)
8. School Of Seven Bells - Windstorm (A Place To Bury Strangers Remix) (4:50)
9. Elite Gymnastics - Is This On Me? (4:55)
10. NIVA - Ghost in my head (2:30)
11. Mazes - Song for Helen (Pretty Good Dance Moves mix) (3:06)
12. Chappo - Come Home (3:27)
13. South Ambulance - Davy Crockett (3:10)
14. {{{Sunset}}} - Zombies (5:21)
15. woods - death rattles (3:24)

Friday, June 25, 2010


I played a bird-themed set, and Fael gave everyone glowing wings to wear for it, which was lovely.

I started off in the ethereal and acoustic realm, moved through rockier, funkier things, and ended in the dense electronic zone.

Dead Can Dance--Bird
The Be Good Tanyas--The Littlest Birds
Death Cab for Cutie--Talking Bird
Yo La Tango--Tiny Birds
M. Ward--I'll be Yr Bird
R.E.M.--Swan Swan Hummingbird
Rogue Wave--My Little Bird
The Beatles--Blackbird
The Zombies--Imagine The Swan
Guided by Voices--A Good Flying Bird
Silver Apples--Whirly-Bird
Modern English--Swans on Glass
Owl City--Early Birdy
Theresa Andersson--Birds Fly Away
Broadcast--Man is Not a Bird
Moving Units--Birds of Prey
The Rivingtons--The Bird's the Word
Eddie Floyd--Big Bird
The Velvettes--A Bird in the Hand
Rufus & Carla--Birds & Bees
Tower of Power--The Skunk, The Goose, and the Fly
Abraham Inc.--Tweet-Tweet
DJ Tunedeaf--Bring the Bird
Medeski, Martin & Wood--Midnight Birds (Sa Ra Remix)
Pest--Heard Yer Bird Moved In
The Chemical Brothers--Three Little Birdies Downbeat
Birdy Nam Nam--Love Your Enemy (Kill Your Friend)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

DJ Ennui 6/17

1. HEALTH - Die Slow (Tobacco Rmx) (4:06)
2. Convaire - Bad Taste (3:47)
3. Here We Go Magic - Collector (5:00)
4. Emerald Park - At the Mall (2:50)
5. The Chemical Brothers - Snow (5:06)
6. Kiss Kiss Fantastic - Antisocial Butterflies (2:57)
7. ceo - No Mercy (3:15)
8. Yeasayer - O.N.E. (5:25)
9. No Kids - The Blue Grotto Of Capri (4:18)
10. Adam & Alma - Smile For Me, Sun (3:53)
11. Foals - Blue Blood (5:16)
12. The Drums - I'll Never Drop My Sword (3:49)
13. Summer Cats - TV Guide (2:12)
14. The Vaselines - I HateThe 80's (3:29)
15. Kashmir - The Cynic feat. David Bowie (4:24)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Camp Fracture

I played a mellow, folkish, acoustic set, suitable for campfire singing. So I set up a fire and logs, and the Fracture crowd enjoyed a marshmallow roast. (Click on the photo and have a larger look for full marshmallowy fun.)

We have to do this at Fracturecon.

Here's the Campfire Playlist:

Phosphorescent--Be Dark Night
Iron & Wine--No Moon
Nada Surf--Meow Meow Lullabye
Sufjan Stevens--To Be Alone With You
The Ooks of Hazzard--Kids
Bonnie "Prince" Billy--Oldham
Portishead--Deep Water
Maria Taylor w/ Andy LeMaster--Birmingham 1982
Nick Drake--Fly
Nohow On--Magnificat
CSNY--Find the Cost of Freedom
The Beatles--Two of Us
Cornership--Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
R.E.M.--Swan Swan Hummingbird
Radiohead--Street Spirit (Fade Out) (Acoustic)
The Mountain Goats--Home Again Garden Grove
Neutral Milk Hotel--The King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1
Tiny Dancers--Bonfire of the Night
Animal Collective--Sweet Road
The Ditty Bops--Bye Bye Love

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bagpipe Set. . .

Jubi challenged me to do this. Warning: don't dare me to do things unless you want them to happen, heh. Actually, the set was a lot of fun to compile, and my most genre-leaping ever, from German metal, to new wave, to Latin jazz, to hip hop.

Barbarina Pipe Band--Tarantarmoricana
The Queen's Own Highlanders--The Magnificent Seven
The Dropkick Murpheys--Amazing Grace
Jori Chisholm--Don't Stop Rockin'
Wicked Tinkers--Dream
Rufus Harley--Bagpipe Blues
Afro Celt Sound System--Anatomic
Rubén Blades--Primogenio
Classified--The Maritimes
DJ Jago Meets Yoshi--Back to the Bagpipes
Honey Blo--Blazin & Steppin Part 1
Ray Stevens--Bagpipes (That's My Bag)
The Animals--Sky Pilot
Red Hot Chilli Pipers--Smoke On The Water set / Thunderstruck / The Fourth floor
Corvus Corax--Venus Vina Musica
ACDC--It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)
Neutral Milk Hotel--Untitled
Lacuna Coil--Virtual Environment
The Church--Under the Milky Way
Peter Gabriel--Biko
The White Stripes--Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Earworm Set!

I played a set of those tunes you just can't get out of your head, to delight and annoy the crowd:

Los Del Rio--Macarena
Smokey Robinson--Tears of a Clown
Bill Haley & His Comets--Rock Around the Clock
Village People--YMCA
Aretha Franklin--Respect
Commodores--Brick House
Devo--Whip It
Britney Spears--Toxic
DJ Paul V--Tequila Lip Gloss (mashup)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood--Relax
The Isley Brothers--Shout
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts--I Love Rock N' Roll
The Kingsmen--Louie Louie
Wild Cherry--Play That Funky Music
Adam & The Ants--Dog Eat Dog
Kinks--You Really Got Me
Michael Jackson--Billie Jean
The Supremes--Where Did Our Love Go
The Bee Gees--Stayin' Alive
Wilson Pickett--Land of 1000 Dances
Barrett Strong--Money (That's What I Want)
The Beach Boys--Fun, Fun, Fun
The Rolling Stones--She's So Cold
INXS--Devil Inside
Bobby Darin--Beyond the Sea

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Yay viriii!

...So we've had a virus scare here, and the Grotbox will be down for a little while for scanning. I should have the music back in a few hours.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ennui's Set List: Thursday 3/25

1. ArpLine - Parts Unknown (4:47)
2. exlovers - Incomplete (3:04)
3. Boy Eats Drum Machine - 1.Hoop + Wire (3:21)
4. Peasant - Well Alright (2:14)
5. Fol Chen - Cable TV (3:04)
6. Portugal The Man - 1000 Years (2:52)
7. OK Go - End Love (4:05)
8. The Morning Benders - Promises (3:03)
9. Shout Out Louds - Walls (3:20)
10. Broken Bells - Float (3:38)
11. Headlights - I Don't Mind At All (3:48)
12. Butterfly Explosion - Chemistry (4:36)
13. Maps - The Note (These Voices) (4:07)
14. The Radio Dept. - A Token Of Gratitude (4:07)
15. Hotels - Leilani (4:21)
16. Rubik - Radiants (3:56)
17. Dinosaur Feathers - Vendela Vida (4:52)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Fractureversary Machinima!

Beta made a music video celebrating Fracture's third anniversary.

You can see the machinima by clicking here.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Thursday 1 28 Set List

1. the Sun - Do the Sucker (4:05)
2. Videohippos - Bear Fight (2:27)
3. Throw Me the Statue - Snowshoes (2:46)
4. Fires Of Rome - Dawn Lament (4:12)
5. Rain Machine - Give Blood (3:26)
6. Delphic - Clarion Call (2:56)
7. The Antlers - Bear (3:54)
8. The Legends - Over and over (2:50)
9. The Radio Dept. - David (3:33)
10. FrYars - The Ides (4:04)
11. The French Semester - The Large Bouquet (3:32)
12. The Smiles and Frowns - Mechanical Songs (5:06)
13. Sea of Japan - All You Ever Need (2:56)
14. The Stone Roses - Fools Gold (4:18)
15. Pallers - Slow Down Quickly (4:48)
16. Real Estate - BEACH COMBER (4:28)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Gospel According to Noctis

Attestations of belief, choral swells, a kick to the soul . . .

Dear God--XTC
God Has a Voice, She Speaks Through Me--Cocorosie
Soul Transportation--DJ Me and DJ You
Who's Gonna Save My Soul--Gnarls Barkley
Revival--The Soulsavers
Section 8 (Soldier Girl)--The Polyphonic Spree
Life is Long--David Byrne and Brian Eno
Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up)--Florence & The Machine
Nailed--Hedwig & The Angry Inch
Just a Man--Faith No More
Baked Beans--J Marks and Shipen Lebzelter
I'll Take You There--The Staple Singers
Love the One You're With--Luther Vandross

Monday, January 18, 2010

Annual Songs

I last presented a set of songs with the theme of years:

Leap Year--Maria Taylor with Andy LeMaster
100 Years--Dr. Dog
1989--Clem Snide
Each Year--Ra Ra Riot
Blizzard of '77--Nada Surf
1977--The Clash
This Year--The Mountain Goats
1989--Less Than Jake
1969--Iggy Pop and the Stooges
Cambridge 1969/2007--Yoko Ono & The Flaming Lips
In the Year 2525--Zager & Evans
Space: 1999--Rocket Scientists
Sex Crime (1984)--Eurythmics
Long Was The Year--Broadcast
Holland, 1945--Neutral Milk Hotel

Friday, January 15, 2010


For yesterday's Fracture event, I played songs about outer space.

Original Theme -- Dr. Who.
Supermassive Black Hole -- Muse
Of Moons, Birds and Monsters -- MGMT
Planet Queen -- T. Rex
Making Planets -- Edan feat Mr. Lif
Death of a Martian -- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Vein of Stars -- The Flaming Lips
No Moon -- Iron & Wine
In The Cold, Cold Night -- White Stripes
Space Oddity -- David Bowie
Like A Place In The Sun -- Brainticket
53 Miles West of Venus -- The B52's
Moonchild (The Dream and The Illusion) -- King Crimson


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Set List 1/7

1. François Virot - Say Fiesta (4:07)
2. Flairs - Radio (3:37)
3. Winter Gloves - Invisible (3:00)
4. Letting Up Despite Great Faults - In Steps (3:44)
5. Maps - Valium In The Sunshine (4:23)
6. Delphic - Doubt (4:06)
7. Fake p - qwerty (3:47)
8. Starlight Mints - Black Champagne (3:24)
9. Final Fantasy - Lewis Takes Action (2:54)
10. Vampire Weekend - 06 run (3:52)
11. Forest Fire - Fortune Teller (2:15)
12. [ingenting] - Dina händer är fulla av blommor (6:23)
13. Radiohead - House Of Cards (5:28)
14. Radical Face - Welcome Home (4:45)
15. Hospital Ships - Bitter Radio Single (2:17)
16. Regrets & Brunettes - Call The Cops (3:54)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

WTFis this Grotbox thing, anyway?

[Edited @ 10:37pm]

I've noticed that some of our listeners, staff, arms dealers, mammal smugglers and prawn smelters are unsure of what the Grotbox does. Initially, I was going to make a really horrible chart in MS paint to explain it visually, but I had an attack of laziness. (..and then an attack of industry, and stellar MSpaintage!) Instead, I took the most improbable image from a GIS of the term"Grotbox." Search it on Google if you don't believe me. I'll wait.

See? Crazy, no? Ok, so the Grotbox is just like any machine that connects to a Shoutcast server, except that it is built out of trash, and designed to run with a minimum of human intervention. It sends a single 128kbit/sec stream of audio to our shoutcast server, in beautiful Dallas, Texas, which relays it out to up to 100 listeners.

I hope you're all thinking the same thing, and I hope it's "But why don't you serve audio to everybody from that one machine, and avoid paying $15 a month to pipe it down south before listening to it?" (If you're not thinking of this, I'll wait until you are. You might wanna bookmark the page. Again, I'll wait.)

I'm not wearing underwear, so minds out of the gutter.

We rent a seperate physical stream, in a far-off datacenter, as they have massive amounts of cheap upstream bandwidth that I do not. Is that grammatical? I can't tell! Anyhow, we simply can't host 6.4mbit of upload from a home connection. Yes, we have fiber running to within a mile of us, but they don't give us a pipe that big.

So we do the next best thing, and rent huge pipes in Dallas.

To sum it all up, the Grotbox is a sad cyborg disc jockey, sending a teeny stream to Texas, where all the bandwidth is. Our Dallas-based streaming server slings the data to you when you press play.

Simple. :P

Monday, January 4, 2010

Grot The Third! Now with SAM Broadkaster!

Hiya, Fracturelings! For the one person out there still listening to the Grotbox, I've got great news! My Chinese arms dealers just sent me their yearly tribute (we're big over there) and in it was a shiny, spankin' new copy of SAM Broadkaster. Hourly station IDs are back, as is random-but-logical playlist rotation. Expect things to tighten up as I go through the 30,000-odd (some of them very odd) songs on the drive and lovingly hand-weight them for your listening enjoyment. Thanks to our 2 listeners that make us the number one radio station on some certain small sunken islands in Thailand and Micronesia. You guys rock!

Anyhow, I'm off to strip down a bunch of chocolate assault rifles.

(Edit: 10:27pm) Ok. The chocolate assault rifles are all jammed with orange marmalade, and I'm pleasantly flummoxed. Anyhow, after a short outage, the Grotbox is back up, with a smooth and snappy BBE-flavored sound. All the classic psychoacoustic limiting you've come to love, but with rich robust bass and silken highs. Enjoy!