Snobcast: Rorschach Jukebox Edition
This week is a very special edition of the Snobcast. I have essentially handed the writing duties over to my colleague. So, without further ado, I present an experimental interview by the consistently crazy, constantly perplexing, always fresh, never frozen, Col. Hector Bravado!!! Give it up, ladies & gentlemen. – Father Guido
Col. Hector Bravado: The premise of this “interview” is simple. I’m going to suggest various scenarios, and the subject will put them to music. Our subject in this instance is Quin, aka NoFi, the benevolent Nerd King of iminlikewithyou.com, the Colonel’s preferred vehicle for social media crack rock. Quin is also a founding member of No-Fi “Magazine” in Los Angeles, and is a DJ on No-Fi “Radio,” a series of audio files available for download on the site.
My commute from Westminster to Louisville on Highway 36 takes about 11 minutes. Get me through this.
“A Life of Arctic Sounds” Modest Mouse
“King of the Road” Fu Manchu
“Bonehead” Naked City
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You actually got the smart-mouth girl with the barrette in her hair and the silvery laugh to come home with you. What’s the first thing you spin?
“The Other Side” Beat Happening
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It’s Tuesday, any Tuesday, 1:28 p.m. 76 degrees, cloudless with a 5 m.p.h. wind from the SE.
“White Light/White Heat” The Velvet Underground
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It’s Tuesday, any Tuesday, 1:28 p.m. 76 degrees, cloudless with a 5 m.p.h. wind from the SE, and that figure you saw before in the back yard was watching you from the other room and just ran behind the radiator.
“Somebody’s Watching Me” Rockwell
“Psycho Nightmare” Daniel Johnston
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It’s the musical montage scene in Donnybrook: The Movie. Signs are going up in front plush new offices. Lady Z is test driving a 7-series BMW. Guido Sarducci IV is flogging an intern with unholy abandon. Song?
“Warm Leatherette” The Normal
It’s the closing credits for I’mInLikeWithYou: The Movie. The profile names and faces flash slowly onto the screen, one by one. Song?
“Reel Ten” The Plugz
I’m visiting you in Redondo Beach. We are four beers deep on your favorite patio, and this comes on:
“Revenge” Black Flag
Give me fast tempo, loud guitars, super-catchy and recorded before 1960:
“You Can’t Catch Me” Chuck Berry
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Play me something from the 1980s that should have been a hit, but wasn’t:
“Teenage Enema Nurses in Bondage” Killer Pussy
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You just saw her again.
“For No One” The Beatles
“All Mixed Up” Red House Painters
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What was stuck in your head when you got up this morning?
“Jolene” Dolly Parton
What song is stuck in the head of Insane Clown Posse’s Violent J right now?
“How Much is that Doggy in the Window?” Doris Day
Make us cry.
“Tell Laura I Love Her” Ricky Valance
“I’m Going to Go Back There Someday” Gonzo
“Ruby’s Arms” Tom Waits
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Nice work, Quin. Now take us home with a little jazz.
“Far Wells, Mill Valley” Charles Mingus
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