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POP Goes The World!

Feb 2017

POP Goes Ten Years



Last month was my 10 year anniversary at WRIR. This afternoon, I’ll play some tracks I was playing my first year here.

We’ll see how many of these tracks have held up as well as I have.






Jason Anderson “July 4, 2004” from Tonight (2007)

Josh Ritter “Open Doors” from The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter (2007)

Chuck Ragan “Califoria Burritos” from Feast or Famine (2007)

John Doe “The Golden State” from A Year In the Wilderness (2007)




Spoon “The Underdog” from Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007)

I'm from Barcelona “We're from Barcelona” from Let Me Introduce My Friends (2007)

The Old Soul “River of Daughters” from The Old Soul (2007)

Akron/Family “I've Got Some Friends” from Love Is Simple (2007)

Animal Collective “fireworks” from Strawberry Jam (2007)




Richard Hawley “serious” from Lady's Bridge (2007)

Peter Bjorn and John “Let's Call It Off” from Writer's Block (2007)

Kristoffer Ragnstam “Breakfast By the Mattress” from Breakfast By the Mattress - EP (2007)

Vhs Or Beta “She Says” from Bring On the Comets




Bloc Party “Kreuzberg” from A Weekend in the City (2007)

Arcade Fire “No Cars Go” from Neon Bible (2007)

The Rosebuds “Cemetery Lawn” from Night of the Furies (2007)

Just Jack “Starz in Their Eyes” from Overtones (2007)




The Crash “Big Ass Love” from Pony Ride (2007)

The View “Face for the Radio” from Hats Off To the Buskers (2007)

Café Tacvba “53100” from Sino (2007)

Foals “balloons” from Antidotes (2007)

The Magnificents “Get it Boy” from Year of Explorers (2007)

!!! “Myth Takes” from Myth Takes (2007)




Airiel “The Release” from The Battle of Sealand (2007)

Pinback “From Nothing to Nowhere” from Autumn of the Seraphs (2007)

Alamo Race Track “The Northern Territory” from Black Cat John Brown (2007)

CAT-A-TAC “Needles and Pins” from Past Lies and Former Lives (2007)

Blonde Redhead “Spring and By Summer Fall” from 23




Jens Lekman “And I Remember Every Kiss” from Night Falls Over Kortedala


Feb 2017

Anyone know where I can score some POP?




I got you, fam.




The View “Comin' Down” from Hats Off To the Buskers (2007)

The Strypes “Perfect storm” from Snapshot (2014)

Fuzzy Vox “1789” from 1789 - Single (2014)

The Hives “Die, All Right!” from Veni Vidi Vicious (2000)




The Mooney Suzuki “Half of my heart” from People Get Ready (2000)

The Night Marchers “Tropical Depression” from Allez! allez! (2013)

Rats On Rafts “Powder Monkey” from Powder Monkey - Single (2015)

Hot Snakes “Plenty for All” from Audit In Progress (2004)




The Monks “Johnny B. Rotten” from Bad Habits (1979)

The Boomtown Rats “Nice n Neat” from The Fine Art of Surfacing (1979)

XTC “Are You Receiving Me?” from Go 2 (1978)

The JamSaturday's Kids” from Setting Sons (Remastered) (1979)




The Vapors “Jimmie Jones” from Magnets (1981)

Tonight “Drummer Man” from Drummer Man

Teddybears “Punkrocker (feat. Iggy Pop)” from Soft Machine (2006)

The Vines “Don't Listen to the Radio” from Vision Valley (2006)

That Dog “never say never” from Retreat from the Sun (1997)




The Plimsouls “Mini-Skirt Minnie” from The Plimsouls (1981)

The Inmates “dirty water” from Dirty Water - The Very Best of The Inmates

The Rubinoos “Rock and Roll is Dead” from The Rubinoos (1977)

The Razz “You Can Run” from You Can Run (1979)




The Cavedogs “Leave Me Alone” from Joy Rides For Shut-Ins (1990)

Nada Surf “The Way You Wear Your Head” from Let go (2002)

Brendan Benson “A Whole Lot Better” from My Old, Familiar Friend (2009)

Title Tracks “Steady Love” from It Was Easy (2010)

The M's “Mansion In the Valley” from Future Women (2005)




Sloan “Follow the leader” from The Double Cross (2011)

Sloan “The Answer Was You” from The Double Cross (2011)

Boat “Interstate 5” from Setting the Paces (2009)

Ween “Gabrielle” from Shinola, Vol. 1 (2005)

Material Issue “Eko Beach” from Freak City Soundtrack (1994)




The Undertones “Jimmy Jimmy” from Jimmy Jimmy - EP

Mother's Children “What's Your Problem Now?” from Are You Tough Enough

The Speedies “Let Me Take Your Photo” from Speedy Delivery

Sonic Avenues “Girls With Pearls” from Sonic Avenues

Magic Kids “Superball” from Memphis (2010)

The Evil Eye “vicious circle” from Vicious Circle - Single




Overwhelming Colorfast “Yap” from Overwhelming Colorfast



Feb 2017

Happy “Friday”, Suckers



Kicking off the weekend at 3p.m. with unbridled joy and goodwill towards all mankind!
(alright, maybe not ALL mankind, but you know who you are)





Joe Jackson “On your Radio” from I'm the Man

XTC “Respectable Street” from Black Sea (2003)

Senator Flux “Green Eyed Athena” from The Criminal Special

The Slickee Boys “Life of the Party” from Cybernetic Dreams of Pi




The Quick “pretty please” from Untold Rock Stories

20/20 “Nuclear Boy” from Look Out! (Bonus Track Version)

The dB's “neverland” from Repercussion

Marshall Crenshaw “For Her Love” from Field Day

Paul Collins “Baby I'm in Love With You” from Feel the Noise




Sloan “All Used Up” from A Sides Win Singles 1992-2005 (2005)

Nada Surf “Looking Through (Live)” from Live at the Neptune Theatre (2015)

The Posies “Fall Apart with Me” from Success

Brendan Benson “spit it out” from The Alternative to Love




Boat “Prince of Tacoma” from Setting the Paces

Circus Monkey “So Long (Ann)” from Bandwagon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2008)

Satchel “Without Love” from The Family

Paul Westerberg “Trumpet Clip” from Eventually




The M's “Plan of the Man” from Future Women

We Are The Fury “Better off This Way” from Infinite Jest

Pretty & Nice “Yonkers” from Golden Rules for Golden People

The Golden Dogs “Dynamo” from Big Eye Little Eye

Good Luck “Stars Were Exploding” from Into Lake Griffy




The Futureheads “Heartbeat Song” from The Chaos

Garageland “Fingerpops” from Last Exit to Garageland

The Partridge Family “Come On Get Happy” from The Definitive Collection

Little Apple Band “The Bugaloos Theme Song” from Kids Rockin' TV Show Themes

Licorice Schtik “The Kissin' Game” from Extended Play...




The Only Ones “Another Girl Another Planet” from 4 Hits - EP

Cheap Trick “Come On, Come On” from In Color (2015)

Magic Kids “Hey Boy” from Memphis

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart “Say No to Love” from Say No to Love - Single

The Oranges Band “Atmosphere” from The World and Everything In It




Any Trouble “Open Fire” from Wheels In Motion (2014)

Smash Palace “It's Not Enough” from Over the Top

The Murder City Devils “Boom Swagger Boom” from The Murder City Devils




Paul Jones “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker (Cover)” from Sheena Is a Punk Rocker (Cover)



Feb 2017

Happy Birthday To Us!!!




The greatest three ring circus of the year, our 12th annual birthday party for the rest of us is tonight at The Renaissance and will feature live performances by:

People’s Blues of Richmond
Yeni Nostalji
Doll Baby
Richmond Avant Improvisational Collective
Satellite Syndicate
Harry Partch Appreciation Society
RVA Comedy Standup showcase
It kicks off at 7p.m.

So, we’ll do a little pre-gaming now!





 The Kinks “Around the dial” from Give the People What They Want (1981)

Concrete Blonde “happy birthday” from Free (1989)

The Replacements “Left of the Dial” from Tim (1985)

Peelander-Z “Happee Birthday” from P-TV-Z (2010)


The Clutters “Radio” from Don't Belive a Word (2007)

The Living End “What's On Your Radio?” from State of Emergency (2006)

The Vacancies “Radio Revolution” from A Beat Missing or a Silence Added (2005)

Joyce Manor “Video killed the radio star” from Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired (2012)

Propeller “Turn on the Radio” from Fall off the World (2016)


Ramones “We Want the Airwaves” from Pleasant Dreams (1981)

Tiny Masters of Today “Hey, Mr. DJ” from Bang Bang Boom Cake (2007)

Gravys Drop “Happy Birthday” from For the Love of Gravy (2011)

The Twilight Sad “That Birthday Present” from Forget the Night Ahead (2009)

Priests “Nothing Feels Natural” from Nothing Feels Natural (2017)


The View “Wasted Little DJ's” from Hats Off To the Buskers (2007)

The Ting Tings “Great Dj” from We Started Nothing (2008)

Hookworms “Radio Tokyo” from The Hum (2014)

XTC “Radios in Motion” from White Music (2003)

David Bowie “DJ” from Lodger (1979)


Robyn Hitchcock “The Devil's Radio” from Moss Elixir (1996)

The Ravyns “Raised On the Radio” from The Ravyns (1984)

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “The Last Dj” from The Last DJ (2002)

Cracker “Happy Bithday To Me” from Cracker (1992)


Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper “Pirate Radio” from Root Hog or Die (1989)

Fletcher C Johnson “happy birthday” from Salutations (2012)

Mr.Children “Happy Birthday” from Happy Birthday (1995)

Five for Fighting “Bella's Birthday Cake” from ...Message For Albert... (1997)

They Might Be Giants “Hey, Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had a Deal” from Miscellaneous T (1991)


La Vida Bohème “Radio Capital” from Nuestra (2010)

The Dead 60s “Riot Radio” from The Dead 60s (2005)

The Clash “This Is Radio Clash” from Sandinista! (remastered) (2013)

The Geraldine Fibbers “Birthday Boy” from Live from the Bottom of the Hill (1996)

The Vines “Don't Listen to the Radio” from Vision Valley (2006)


Mad Staring Eyes “Radio Is Killing Me” from Bored of Looking Cool (2008)

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