Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Best of 2013, Qtr IV

My favorite songs of Oct, Nov, Dec:
  1. "Queenie Eye" - Paul McCartney
  2. "Any Weather" - Joan Jett (w Dave Grohl)
  3. "Black Heart" - Stone Temple Pilots
  4. "Shine, Shine" - Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band
  5. "Grey Holiday (single version)" - The Orange Peels
  6. "Break It To You Gently" - Camera Obscura
  7. "Meant To Be" - TLC
  8. "Instant Crush" - Daft Punk
  9. "I'd Rather Be High" - David Bowie
  10. "Deep In Your Heart" - The 88
  11. "The Songs of Danny Galway" - Prefab Sprout
  12. "Starting Over Again" - The Dollyrots
  13. "What I Wouldn't Do" - Glen Campbell
  14. "Let's Boot and Rally" - Iggy Pop w/Bethany Cosentino
  15. "Banana Mae" - WHY?
  16. "Oscar Wilde Gets Out" - Elton John
  17. "Gimme" - Beck
  18. "Without You" - Fleetwood Mac
  19. "Da Bourgeoisie" - Prince
  20. "Come Undone (live)" - Duran Duran

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Top 10 Fanciest 45s/EPs of 2013

  1. "WooHoo" - Eli Paperboy Reed
  2. Run For Cover EP - The Living Sisters
  3. Golden Tickets EP - WHY?
  4. No Ordinary EP EP - Duran Duran
  5. "The Water You Walk" - WHY?
  6. "Modern Fiction" - Parks
  7. Waiting For the D-Train EP - Iggy & Yoko
  8. "Diamond" - Brendan Benson
  9. "Spaceship Ride" - Sons of Hippies
  10. "Cool Zombie" - Adam Ant
You can hear all of these awesome tracks on my fancy 12/10/13 podcast (#77), which will remain online for a few more weeks:


Sunday, December 01, 2013

Best of 2013 Qtr III

My apologies for this very late posting of my favorite songs of this year's third quarter. Life happens sometimes.

I hope to have additional best-of posts in the coming weeks. 'Tis the season!

20. "Sentimental Journey" - Esquivel
19. "Spaceship Ride" -  Sons of Hippies
18. "Waiting for the D Train" - Iggy Pop & Yoko Ono
17. "Oh No!" - The Wonder Stuff
16. "Moonbeams" - Yoko Ono
15. "Dimension 5ive" - 5th Dimension
14. "Troublemaker" - Camera Obscura
13. "Then I Kissed Her (live)" - Beach Boys
12. "Ready to Die" - Iggy & The Stooges
11. "Modern Fiction" - Parks
10. "I Like the Things About Me" - Mavis Staples
9. "Walk Us Uptown" - Elvis Costello & The Roots
8. "Postcard From Paris" - Glen Campbell
7. "The Warrior" - Honey LTD
6. "You Can Really Do It If You Try" - Rick Springfield
5. "Valentine's Day" - David Bowie
4. "The Words Don't Work" - The Orange Peels
3. "Hear in Here" - The Association
2. "I Saw The Light That Day" - The 88
1. "New" - Paul McCartney

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Reality


I hesitated in posting this picture, thinking "what if people find it insensitive", "what if...", etc.. Then I reminded myself that this isn't the New York Post for godsakes - I don't have thousands of daily readers. Then I thought, would I censor myself if I was posting for a large audience?

This post, I decided, is a way for me to take off the kid gloves and address the reality that I live with. Why tiptoe around the truth? My parents literally killed themselves through smoking, and my brother drank until his liver shut down. Does that mean they were bad people? Absolutely not, but it also doesn't change the fact that they died from addiction, a fact that I now live with. That's just the way it is.

I am choosing not to be a victim. I am a survivor. I am not claiming to be perfect or better than my family. That's not what this is about. I look at the little me in this picture and I want him to have the happy life he deserves. I cannot change events of the past, but I do have some control over how I approach the future. Here's to positive and affirming life choices. Who's with me?  

So a new chapter begins.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fancy C-60 Podcast #68: September 24, 2013


    Fancy C-60 Podcast #68
  1. *intro*
  2. "Any Dance'll Do" - The Rascals
  3. "I Saw The Light That Day" - The 88
  4. "Elephant Stone" - The Stone Roses
  5. "Modern Fiction" - Parks
  6. *Paul Lynde zinger*
  7. "Are You Cuckoo" - Bay City Rollers
  8. "Grrr" - Lily Tomlin
  9. "Crazy Horses (live)" - Osmonds
  10. "Great Big No (live) - Lemonheads
  11. "Can You Take Me Back" - The Beatles
  12. "Long Distance Runaround" - Yes
  13. "Super Freak" - Big Daddy
  14.  *Bill Cosby & chocolate cake*
  15. "Ring Me Up" - Divynyls
  16. "There Must Be Some Kind of Misunderstanding" - Andrew Thompson
  17. "Hard To Believe" - The Monkees
  18. "The Warrior" - Honey Ltd.
  19. *Mary Poppins wisdom*
  20. "Custom City" - Annette
  21. "Drag City" - Jan & Dean
  22. "Think About The Days" - The Beach Boys
  23. "Wonderful / Song for Children" - Rufus Wainwright
  24. *see you next week!*

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Goodbye for now.

I'm sitting here trying to think if there has ever been a time in my life more trying and downright sorrowful as the past 5-6 weeks. At the same time, despite the profound loss of my only brother, I've had the opportunity to experience the incredible kindness of friends, and witness an outpouring of love from a packed hall in Northeast Minneapolis at my brother's memorial service this past Tuesday.
My brother's ashes (in a 45 carrying case) at his memorial service
The memorial was assembled by Jay's (and my) oldest, closest friends. I was so impressed by the dedication, time, and heart that our friends put into this memorial. The service kicked off (and concluded) with the fantastic Edison High School Alumni Marching Band, who contacted me soon after Jay's passing. How perfect, I thought, for a marching band (which Jay marched with himself for many summers) to perform at this memorial. They set the proper tone for the proceeding hour.

My husband Leo and I each did a reading; Leo's was biblical, while mine was a portion of Todd Rundgren's "Healing", a song from an album that Jay recommended to me earlier this year. I was feeling all poised, confident, and composed just before approaching the mic, but it didn't take long for me to crumble into a poor man's version of Cher at Sonny Bono's memorial.
WORDS performing at my brother's service (pic by D. Engebretson)
I choked my way through the reading before being rescued by my WORDS bandmates, humbly launching into our first live performance in nearly 15 years (The Beatles' "In My Life" and my bro's fave song, Bread's "If"). For a few short minutes we paid tribute to a brother and best friend through music (one of the great loves of his life). At the same time I was allowed to drift into the space created by our instruments and vocal harmonies. It was a moment of bliss amidst weeks of chaos and tragedy.

Jay (also a musician) played for over 25 years with his own band Popbang!, who performed Semisonic's "Closing Time" in his remembrance (with me sitting in on bass). Finally, the marching band put a perfect blue & gold bow on the event with Edison's school song, which brought the entire room to their feet.

Our goal for the afternoon was to remember Jay by celebrating his life, which is what he would have preferred, but tears were inevitable. There was much laughter, joy, sadness, you name it. There was also a strong sense of community - something both Jay and I valued as natives of Northeast Minneapolis. Leo and I left for home that day feeling loved and supported, knowing that we helped in giving Jay a sendoff worthy of his approval.

RIP, bro. You packed a lot of living into 48 short years. I hope you know how much you are loved.

Jeff
This pic of Jay and me pretty much sums up our lifelong friendship.
We thought we were hilarious.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Jay Edward Anderson, 11.21.1964 - 8.22.2013

My brother Jay passed away peacefully at 10:18 pm yesterday. The following is an edited version of an entry I posted on his CaringBridge site this morning:

I met my brother Jay on March 9, 1966. From that day forward we had an inseparable bond. I remember our mom saying (in reference to women who took an interest in Jay), "Don't ever try to get between those two brothers, because you will lose".

...I plan to find reasons to celebrate Jay today. In 47.5 years Jay and I created a huge catalog of memories. The way I see it, I have the next 47.5 years to replay these memories like a great sitcom in syndication. I know Jay's soul is alive. We may have lost him in our physical sphere, but he will never leave us.

Jay, you were an incredible, protective & supportive brother, a fellow music geek & trivia nerd, a gifted humorist (nobody I knew would go so far for a joke - even if you were the only one laughing), my best bud, and a total dork. I will miss seeing and spending time with you.

You are no longer in pain from the disease that pained you for so many years. Your only pain now is that your friends have countless unflattering, yet hilarious stories about you that we will be sharing for decades to come. So sad for you, so good for us. 


Be at peace, bro. I love you.

Jeff

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"I'm Alive"

I was thinking of what title to give this blog entry when the ELO song, "I'm Alive" just popped into my head. "Sounds good to me," I thought. I AM alive, even if the members of my family can't seem to catch the same break. Case in point:
  • December 5, 2007: My dad passed away from lung disease.
  • March 31, 2011: Mom died from lung cancer. 
  • December 18, 2012: My father-in-law passed away at home. 
  • July 31, 2013: My brother Jay (only sibling and only remaining member of my immediate family) is brought to Urgent Care and soon admitted to ICU with end-stage liver disease. 
Over the course of my life, my brother Jay has been my best friend, my partner in crime, my compadre. We grew up in the foxhole together, through our parents' struggles with chemical dependency, the awkward challenges of adolescence, the highs & lows of growing into adulthood. When Jay's marriage ended, I was with him (and his wife for that matter - she's still family) all the way, just as he was for me when I came out a few years later.

One thing that has always bonded us (almost since birth) is music. We share musical tastes and have attended countless concerts together over the years. When Jay and I talk about music, most people feel shut out -- it is a language that we have developed on our own, one that many have tried to follow but that few have fully understood. It is our passion. It's probably no surprise that both Jay and I are musicians as well.

At this point I could go on about how gut-wrenching it is to see my only sibling so critically ill and in intensive care, but today I want to focus on the positive. My podcast (the new episode of which began streaming today) for this week focuses on just some of the music that I associate with my brother Jay. I included records that we played relentlessly as kids, some bands/songs that Jay has loved in more recent years, plus a handful that, at least for me, speak to Jay's current situation and the struggles he currently faces.

For the next few weeks you can listen to my podcast for Jay HERE (<direct link).

Jeff's Fancy C-60 Podcast #63 (for Jay): August 20, 2013 - TRACKLIST:
  1. introduction
  2. You Can Really Do It If You Try - Rick Springfield
  3. Try It Again - The Hives
  4. Six O'Clock - The Lovin' Spoonful
  5. Open My Eyes - The Nazz
  6. Choo Choo Train - The Box Tops
  7. Kites Are Fun - The Free Design
  8. I Want To Fly - The Zombies
  9. Anything is Possible - Journey
  10. Falling Down - Duran Duran
  11. 'Till I Die - The Beach Boys
  12. *circle segue*
  13. Circle Sky '96 - The Monkees
  14. So Good To See You - Cheap Trick
  15. Tempus Fugit - Yes
  16. Twilight - E.L.O.
  17. I - KISS
  18. ...see you next week!
PEACE - Jeff

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Lo-Fi Audio: What's the Attraction?

vintage Panasonic TNT "plunger" 8-track player
In the past month I've rekindled an obsession with 8-track tapes. Being such an advocate of "high-end" audio (vinyl), my relationship with this archaic format baffles me as much as it does those around me. Some of you may know about the recent resurgence in the popularity of the standard audio cassette (the most popular music format for most of the 1980s). I guess I can understand the nostalgia factor with cassettes, especially with those who grew up with crates of them. Perhaps my love of the 8-track is rooted largely in nostalgia as well. There is a particular sound that is relatively unique to the 8-track; The tapes are heavy on hiss, but they also have a thick low-end to them that I find appealing. If a tape is manufactured well it can live a long and happy life. I've got some tapes from the early 70's that were probably considered high-end "audiophile" stuff in their day.

There's also the undeniable shortcomings of the 8-track format. In particular they are clunky and prone to a number of mishaps that can quickly turn them into junk. A prominent example: the sensing foil on any 8-track (which holds the two ends of the tape together) is almost certain to have lost its adhesive over the years. If not replaced, the tape eventually break apart and disappear into the tape cartridge. For 8-track pros, replacing this sensing foil is part of the ritual involved in latter-day collecting.

Yesterday's mail brought my latest eBay prize (pictured above), a vintage 70's Panasonic TNT 8-track player. The unit arrived in imperfect condition, which I considered more of a challenge than a disappointment. After carefully opening and inspecting the unit I was able to fix it, resulting in an almost euphoric sense of gratification and accomplishment, like I was protecting the extinction of this rare and exquisite species.

Who knows how long this round of 8-track obsessiveness will last. I do know that the crate digger and audio hunter in me is having a blast with these clunky, audio time capsules.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

8-track Repair 1001: Sensing Foil

A piece of sensing foil from a vintage, early 70's 8-track tape
Whenever I buy an 8-track (used or new) my first task is to see if the thing even plays. If the tape does indeed play, I'll let it play out to the end of a track, making sure to pull the cartridge out of the player before the sensing foil passes over the tape head. This sensing foil is what tells your 8-track machine to switch to the next track, but more importantly it serves as the adhesive that holds the whole tape together. 8-tracks are now decades old, and over time the adhesive on the sensing foil dries up, much like the Scotch tape was once used to hold photographs onto pages of old photo albums. The purpose of locating the sensing foil on a newly acquired 8-track is to either replace or reinforce it (which I do by adhering a second piece of foil to the backside of the tape).

This may sound complicated or confusing, but it's actually very simple. The risk in not replacing sensing foil is that the tape comes apart, resulting in half of the tape disappearing into the tape cartridge. The sensing foil pictured above (actual size is a little less than an inch in length) fell off of an 8-track I was playing just this morning. I then had to perform "surgery" on the tape to carefully re-connect the two ends of tape with new sensing foil (which, in case you're wondering, can be purchased relatively cheaply on eBay). 8-track surgery can be complicated and frustrating, hence why it's best to proactively replace the foil upon first play.

Thus concludes today's lesson in keeping your 8-tracks happy and healthy. I hope you found this helpful. Class dismissed!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

On Deck: The Monkees (RCA/Laurie House)

I got this tape brand new on eBay a number of years ago. I originally bought the vinyl via a TV mail-order offer when I was a kid, watching after-school reruns of The Monkees in syndication. This album was my first exposure to latter-era songs such as "Oh My My", "Porpoise Song", "It's Nice To Be With You", "D.W. Washburn", and the fantastic "Someday Man".

Thursday, July 11, 2013

On deck: The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (8-track)

Listening to Pet Sounds (1966) on 8-track is a trip. This particular tape (which I found unopened on eBay about 10 years ago) is probably one of the best sounding 8-tracks I own. I compare the 8-track experience in general to that of compact discs; The music doesn't necessarily sound better than vinyl, but it does sound different. There's a 'fat-ness' to the 8-track sound that I like. Of course there's also the nostalgia factor every time the player switches tracks, that Ka-CHUNK sound that kids of the 70's have heard hundreds, if not thousands, of times.
Pet Sounds/Carl & The Passions - So Tough (1972)

Friday, July 05, 2013

Top 10 Fave LPs of 2013 (so far)

All are vinyl, with the exception of #4, which so far is CD/digital only.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Best of 2013 Qtr II

I've fit as many of these songs as possible into a 60-minute podcast which will begin airing on Tuesday 7/2: jeffsfancypodcast.podomatic.com

All tracks 2013, except where noted. 
(*) indicates not currently available on vinyl (to my knowledge)

20. "Held Up High" - WORDS*
19. "Diamond" - Brendan Benson 
18. "Lipstick" - Dressy Bessy*
17. "Right On Be Free" - The Voices of East Harlem (1970)
15. "Uglier" - Redd Kross
14. "Cut Copy Me" - Petula Clark*
13. "Vince Taylor" - Adam Ant
12. "With A Cantaloupe Girlfriend" (live on Conan) - The Three O'Clock*
11. "Radio" - Mansions on the Moon (2012)*
10. "Burn" - Iggy and The Stooges
9. "Girls Want Rock" - Free Energy 
8. "Beautiful Clothes" - TV Mania
7. "Teenage Trifle" - Lollipop Train (1999)
6. "Someday (feat. Steven Tyler)" - Julian Lennon*
5. "Do It Again" - Camera Obscura
4. "Popular Song" - MIKA*
3. "Sad Angel" - Fleetwood Mac*
2. "WooHoo" - Eli "Paperboy" Reed
1. "Get Lucky" (radio edit) - Daft Punk

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tracklist: 1st annual "Pridecast" (June 23, 2013)


  1. "For Pride's Sake" DJ FancyPants vs The Monkees, Harvey Milk, Barack Obama
  2. Pridecast intro
  3. "We Are Golden" - MIKA
  4. "Beautiful" - The Go-Go's
  5. "Move Your Feet" - Junior Senior
  6. "Everyman Everywoman" - ONO
  7. "I Am a Very Stylish Girl" - Dimitri From Paris
  8. "Different" - Cass Elliot
  9. "We Belong" - The Bangles
  10. "Hung Up" - Madonna
  11. "Woman's World" - Cher
  12. "I Feel Love" - Donna Summer
  13. "The Ballad of Cleo and Joe" - Cyndi Lauper
  14. "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" - Emmylou Harris
  15. "You and I" - George Michael
  16. "Wedding Ring (marriage equality song)" (demo) - Jeff Anderson
  17. "Honeymoon Express (special honeymoon mix)" - Wendy & Lisa
  18. ...see you next week. HAPPY PRIDE!

Friday, May 17, 2013

The big 5-0

Next Tuesday's fancy podcast will be my 50th! Thank you x 50 to all of you who continue to listen week after week!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Jeff's Fancy C-60 Podcast: May 14, 2013

This week's podcast packs a wallop!  Brand new music by The Stooges, Brendon Benson, Camera Obscura, Sean Lennon, a track from the new Records Tribute disc (by my band WORDS), and a track from the new Adam Ant LP.  Dig it!
  1. -intro-
  2. Strawberry? - The Lollipop Train
  3. Held Up High (from The Records Tribute: Starry Eyed) - WORDS
  4. Skinny Little Bitch - Hole
  5. Burn - Iggy and The Stooges
  6. My Hero - Sean Lennon feat. Karla Moheno
  7. Teenage Trifle - The Lollipop Train
  8. Love is all that I Ever Needed - Partridge Family
  9. Beatnik - The Buggles
  10. Diamond - Brendon Benson
  11. Do It Again - Camera Obscura
  12. Eleanor - The Turtles
  13. ¡Que Vida! - Love
  14. Are You Being Served? - Death by Chocolate
  15. A Ray of Hope - The Rascals
  16. -stoned segue-
  17. Stoned Houses/Elevator - The Rollers
  18. 5ive Gears in Reverse - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
  19. God's Mistake - Tears For Fears
  20. Try Some, Buy Some - David Bowie
  21. Vince Taylor - Adam Ant
  22. -see you next week!-

Monday, May 13, 2013

So this is happening today...

The MN Senate will vote today on whether all couples, regardless of sexual orientation, should be allowed to marry in Minnesota. It is expected to pass, after which Governor Mark Dayton will sign it into LAW. Hooray for EQUALITY!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The continuing adventures of my life in Academia...

Passed my Oral Prelim Exam today with flying colors. I am now officially a Doctoral Candidate, aka All But Dissertation (ABD), or as one of my advisers put it, I am now A SCHOLAR.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Fleetwood Mac @ Xcel Energy Ctr, 4/28/13

Fleetwood Mac has been one of the bands on my (thankfully) shrinking concert bucket list. I was actually supposed to see them during the '87 Tango In the Night tour, but the Minneapolis show was sadly cancelled.
Fleetwood Mac at Excel Energy Ctr, St. Paul, MN 4.28.2013
(photo by Tony Nelson, City Pages)

I typically have plenty to say following a concert, but this particular show left both Leo and myself a bit underwhelmed. After a bathroom break during Stevie's "Stand Back" we decided to be old people and leave before the encores in order to avoid traffic. There were some definite highlights, however, in the 2.5 hour show:
  • "Tusk", which included audio/video of the USC marching band that ended up being an audiovisual blast to the senses. Leo and I leaned in towards each other afterward and said "That was pretty cool!".
  • "Sad Angel", one of the songs off the band's new 4 song EP, Extended Play, released this week on iTunes. The song has a tremendous energy, and the whole band seemed to get a kick in the shorts during this one. 
  • "Eyes of the World", a forgettable track from 1982's Mirage, which rocked so hard I thought it was another new song. As soon as we got home I grabbed my Mirage LP to hear "Eyes" again, but it paled in comparison to the live performance we'd just seen.
4/28/13 setlist:
Second Hand News/ The Chain/ Dreams/ Sad Angel (new) / Rhiannon/ Not That Funny/ Tusk/ Sisters of the Moon/ Sara/ Big Love/ Landslide/ Never Going Back Again/ Without You (Buckingham Nicks outtake)/ Gypsy/ Eyes of the World/ Gold Dust Woman/ I’m So Afraid/ Stand Back (Nicks solo hit)/ Go Your Own Way   ENCORE 1: World Turning/ Don’t Stop   ENCORE 2: Silver Springs/ Say Goodbye

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Record Store Day 2013 mixtape

A 10-track "mixtape" of some of the RSD exclusives I scored this weekend. 

Record Store Day loot, pt. I

pictured: Cut Copy Bright Like Neon Love LP, Husker Du 7" + free blue Grant Hart 7",
Eli "Paperboy" Reed 7",  Cheech & Chong green 7", David Bowie white 7",
Wings "Maybe I'm Amazed" mono/stereo 12",  and
(although not a RSD release), the new
Adam Ant LP.
My 2013 RSD checklist
I do not consider Record Store Day to be over until I've obtained all the items on my checklist. Sometimes this can take months, which is fine with me. It's the journey, not the destination, right? Record Store Day is so much more than just rare vinyl goodies. It's about supporting the indie stores, without whom we would lose an enormous part of music culture and history. RSD is also about the thrill of the hunt. Whenever I get discouraged I try to remind myself that there's more than one way to track down a given item.

This year I started using "the buddy system", after sensing that many items were more available in some parts of the country than others. So between my network and one eBay score (in a moment of weakness) I now have 8 of the 11 items on my list.  I was also able to nab a 45 for a friend across the country who was unable to find the record in his shops. Is this gratifying? ABSOLUTELY. Yes, it's an excuse to buy records (like I need an excuse), but with all sincerity I believe it is my duty as a lover of vinyl to help keep our brick & mortar stores open. They are more than simply a place to buy records; they are the heart and soul of our local music communities. We need them as much as they need us.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

"Money Sunshine" by DJ FancyPants


I started a page on Mixcloud as a place to post some of my (admittedly amateurish) mixes, in addition to archived podOmatic podcasts.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Best of 2013 Qtr I

Here it is - The Top 20 list of my of favorite tunes from the first three months of 2013!

note: Tracks marked with a green asterisk (*) are not currently available on vinyl.
  1. "Point of No Return" - Electric Light Orchestra
  2. "The Man that Never Was" - Rick Springfield w Foo Fighters
  3. "Screwdriver" - Prince*
  4. "Forget that Hollaback Girl" - DJ Davyjones*
  5. "X-Kid" - Green Day
  6. "Psychedelic Life" - Shonen Knife*
  7. "(Another) Day Out"- Death By Chocolate*
  8. "Waterlines" - WHY?
  9. "Sun" - Belinda Carlisle*
  10. "The Stars (are out tonight)" - David Bowie
  11. "My Hero" - Sean Lennon
  12. "Can You Get to That" - The Living Sisters
  13. "Next Stop" - Bleached
  14. "Champion" - T-Boz*
  15. "Dance All Night" - Free Energy
  16. "Capybara (techno version)" - Shonen Knife*
  17. "Helter Sky" - DJ Davyjones*
  18. "Cool Zombie" - Adam Ant
  19. "Rocky L.A." - Bee Gees*
  20. "I Wanna Be Your Man" - The Stooges

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Jeff's Fancy Podcast #40: March 12, 2013

Jeff's Fancy Podcast #40: March 12, 2013 (60 mins)

  • -introture-
  • "Come On" - The Hives
  • "Country House" - Blur
  • "Stop This Game" - Cheap Trick
  • "Sorry" - Three O'Clock
  • -segue-
  • "L'Aventure Plastique" - Fantastic Plastic Machine
  • "Bubbles" - The Free Design
  • "Feel Good, Inc" - Gorillaz feat. De La Soul
  • "Single Pigeon (alternate mix)" - Wings
  • "Melody Fair (alternate mix)" - Bee Gees
  • "Figure 8" - Schoolhouse Rock
  • "Relax (take it easy)" - Mika
  • -tea break-
  • "Keepin' the Faith" - De La Soul
  • "Portland, Oregon" - Loretta Lynn w Jack White
  • "Guess I'm Dumb" - The Wondermints
  • "Leave Me Be" Sonny & Cher
  • "Love To Love" - The Monkees
  • "Loop de Loop (Landlocked mix)" The Beach Boys
  • "We Are Waiting" - The Knack
  • "Sunshiney Daydream" - Splitsville
  • ...see you next week!!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Jeff's Fancy Podcast #39: March 5, 2013

Jeff's Fancy Podcast #39: March 5, 2013 (60 mins)

  • "If That's the Case Then I Don't Know" - The Electric Soft Parade
  • "One Night Stand" - The Partridge Family
  • "Ballet for a Rainy Day" - Dane Petersen
  • "I See the Sun" - Jupiter Affect
  • "Psychedelic Life" - Shonen Knife
  • "Aeroplane" - Curt Smith
  • "Come to the Sunshine" - Pleasure Fair
  • "O Menina" - Beck
  • "I'm Only Sleeping" - The Beatles
  • "Pop Life" - Prince & The Revolution
  • "Wah Wah" - George Harrison
  • "Shangri-La" - The Rutles
  • "Black Hole Sun" - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme
  • "The Proper Ornaments" (Super Furry Animals remix) - The Free Design
  • "Beautiful Bye-Byes" - Redd Kross
  • "Her Majesty" - The Beatles

Monday, March 04, 2013

watch this space...

There's a great new episode of my Fancy Podcast going live at midnight tonight. Track list will be posted here at this blogspace tomorrow. Special thanks to my growing number of fancy listeners!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Fancy Psychedelicast 2.26.2012

Here's the tracklist for this week's Fancy Podcast:

  1. "Open My Eyes" - The Bangles
  2. "No Cry, No Tears, No Fears" - The Cyrkle
  3. "California Girls" (1967 Hawaii rehearsal) - The Beach Boys
  4. "Pajama Party" - Annette
  5. "Elizabeth My Dear" - The Stone Roses
  6. "Frosted Flake" - Redd Kross
  7. "Citadel" - Rolling Stones
  8. "Ram On" - Paul & Linda McCartney
  9. "Just a Boy" - KISS
  10. "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight" - Tiny Tim
  11. "Sketch - The Clientele
  12. "Technicolor Dreams" - Bee Gees
  13. "Ice Cold Daydream" - Shuggie Otis
  14. "Skypager" - A Tribe Called Quest
  15. "Little Bitch" - The Specials
  16. "Oranges Smoranges" - The 3 Oranges
  17. "Sitting by the Riverside" - The Kinks
  18. "Call Me Mellow" - Tears For Fears
  19. "You Know It's For You" - Bee Gees
  20. "Because (HI mix)" - DJ FancyPants
  21. "Petite Chanson" - Susanna Hoffs
  22. "Love, Love, Love" - Lenny Kravitz
  23. "Laurel Canyon Blvd" - Van Dyke Parks
  24. "Renaissance Fair" - The Byrds

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Duran Sunday

The temperature is plumeting in Minneapolis today, but not at Club Duran (otherwise known as our living room), where the dance floor is steamin'! I decided that if I'm going to stay in and do laundry I might as well have a Duran Duran record party...
Some of this afternoon's records

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy 2013!!

Ring out the old, ring in the new. All the best to my fancy readers! Got a feelin' '13 is gonna be a good year...