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August 5, 2003: Oh Baby, Introduce me to GOD.

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Artist Track Album Comments New
  You would not believe the hoops I've been jumping through in order to be prepared for this wedding in France next week. (What an asshole sentence to start with. I sound like one of those pricks from the 90s with a job title like "experience architect" who spends half their time complaining about all the traveling they're forced to do.)
  But I'm under a lot of pressure to perform here -- my best friend is getting married, I'm the best man at the wedding, and on top of being so honored to attend this event, I'm glad that his act of matrimony is kicking my ass into gear to take a proper vacation, which is something I've not done in years.
  Through all the madness of my preparation (booking flights, buying a new monkeysuit, and remembering all those critical French vocab words from college), I'm also catching a whif of the mystique that only traveling alone can deliver. I haven't been overseas in almost five years, and the part of France I'm going to is all new to me, so I'm plenty excited about all of this. I'm also utterly floored that I'm going to get to see another good friend who lives over there now, whom I've not seen in far too long. I promise to come back with stories, and maybe a couple of pictures.
  Anyhow, I've been so preoccupied with travel hooey, this show ended up being totally manic, despite the fact that I purposefully made the first set as sleepy as possible. Apologies to anyone currently taking heart medicine, but thank you to everyone who emailed and called. Douglas fills in for me next Tuesday morning, and I'll see you all on the 19th. Vive le Rock!
Him  Perspective from a Slow Spin   Many in High Places are not Well    *  
Bonobo  Noctuary   Dial M for Monkey    *  
Railroad Jerk  Well   The Third Rail     
Raspberries  Tonight   Best of...     
New Bomb Turks  Like Ghosts   The Night Before the Day the Earth Stood Still     
Laura Lee  I Don't Want Nothin' Old (but Money)   Women's Love RIghts     
Knoxville Girls  Sophisticated Boom Boom   In a Paper Suit  Shangri-Las cover   
Ignition  Revision   Orafying Mysticle of Ignition     
Redd Kross  Neurotica   Neurotica     
Dopestyle 1231  Size Double Dee   12"    *  
Social Distortion  Down on the World Again   White Light, White Heat, White Trash     
Panjabi MC  True MCs   Beware    *  
Thr Rip-Off Artist  Bim Boom Bam   In Through the Out Door    *  
Gibson Brothers  I'm So Worried   Dedicated Fool     
Black Keys  Have Love Will Travel   Thickfreakness     
Conway Twitty  I didn't Lose Her, I threw her Away   I Can't See me Without You     
Ice Cube  Who's the Mack?   Amerikkka's Most Wanted     
Der Plan  Alte Pizza   Japlan  Re-issue  *  
Freddy B & the Mighty Mic Masters  Coolin' on the Ave.   Freddy Fresh Presents: B-Boy Stance  compilation  *  
Mr. Lif w/ Insight  Status   I, Phantom     
Masta Killa  Digiwarfare   12"    *  
Public Image Limited  Four Enclosed Walls   The Flowers of Romance     
Daevid Allen's University  Wage Slave   Ugly Music for Monica  With Gong person.  *  
Cows  Plowed   7"  Almost all these AmRep bands have aged really badly, but man, the Cows still sound so evil and amazing. The "Plowed/In The Mouth" 45 will forever be among my favorite singles.   
Killer Pussy  I Bet Your Body Tastes Like Pepperoni Ice Cream   Amuck!  compilation   
Creamers  Long Year and a Half   Stick in in Your Ear!     
Rudimentary Peni  ?   Farce 7"  ?   
Rudimentary Peni  ??   Farce 7"  ??   
Rudimentary Peni  ???   Farce 7"     
Si Begg (w/ Miss MC)  Buss   Director's Cut    *  
Roots Manuva  Yellow Submarine   Covered  compilation  *  
Electronicat  'Til I Die   21st Century Toy    *  
TV Personalities  World of Pauline Lewis   And Don't the Kids Just Love it?  Twiggy?   
M.O.T.O.  I Won't Give up Until Your Mine   Kill M.O.T.O.    *  
Ca$h Money & DJ Chase  Ladies, Can I have your Attention?   12"  Re-issue  *  
Go Home Productions  Bring the Television   MP3  .  *  
Peter and the Test Tube Babies  Banned from the Pubs   Punk and Disorderly  compilation   
Government Issue  Teenager In a Box   Make an Effort 7"     
Ground Zero  The 11th Hour of the Original Skimpy Peanut Cluster   Pink     
Evaporators  I'm Goin' to France   United Empire Loyalists     
Matt Gimmick  Rag   Year of the Rats  compilation   
Room 41  Shake   7"     
Dwarves  There Better be Women   Come Clean  I can't qualify this, though I feel the need to. I have always been fascinated by the Dwarves and they always maintain some sense of that nebulous untouchable-genius quality in even their dumbest song. (Witness this track.) If nothing else, they are a greatly undersung national treasure.   
Mucho Muchacho  Malo Muchacho   Sonar 2xCD  compilation  *  
Lloyd Brevett  Fugitive   African Roots     
Neurosis  A Chronology for Survival   Souls at Zero     
Monster Magnet  Negasonic Teenage Warhead   Dopes to Infinity  Seriously. The problem with most heavy metal is that you can't dance to it. If every Nu Metal single was as great as this song was back when it was a minor hit, I would buy more mainstream rock records. Also, have you ever really paid attention to this song's lyrics?   

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