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12/15/2021 01:59 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Motorway to Roswell
by Pixies
(12 plays) | (0 fans)

This one's for Jonas in rainy Belgium! -- This song refers to the infamous, alleged “UFO incident" near Roswell, New Mexico in June of 1947. In the incident, a nuclear test surveillance balloon from Project Mogul crashed at a ranch, although it was initially reported to be a U.S. Air Force weather balloon. However, conspiracies of a government cover-up, with it really being aliens who crashed in a UFO, continue to hold sway today. In the song, Black Francis narrates the flight, tragic crash, and death of an alien, who is described as having been visiting Earth on vacation.
12/15/2021 01:55 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
About Us
by Hard Feelings
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

HARD FEELINGS is the brand new collaborative project between New York City’s singer/ songwriting powerhouse, Amy Douglas and Joe Goddard of Hot Chip. Their self-titled debut was released in November.: https://www.hardfeelings.net/
12/15/2021 01:50 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Never Be Another You
by Shaina Shepherd
(65 plays) | (0 fans)

This is Seattle musician Shaina Shepherd's cover of "Never Be Another You" by Lee Fields and The Expressions. -- Watch the official video for this fine song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yEncyKbB3A
12/15/2021 01:46 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Doin' Something
by Soulive
(1 play) | (0 fans)

This song features a horn section led by former James Brown trombonist Fred Wesley!
12/15/2021 01:39 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
by Childish Gambino
(9 plays) | (0 fans)

"You smell like a peach papaya..." Here are the lyrics about Donald Glover's encounter with a young woman: https://genius.com/Childish-gambino-1238-lyrics -- It features verses from past collaborator 21 Savage as well as Khadja Bonet and Ink. He’s previously collaborated with 21 Savage on “This Is America” and “monster” in 2018. The track’s title, like the rest of the album’s track titles, comes from the time the song plays in the album’s runtime.
12/15/2021 01:35 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Dog It
by Digable Planets
(46 plays) | (0 fans)

“Dog It“ juxtaposed animated sax and vibraphone turns by Donald “Duck” Harrison and Bill Lounge, respectively. -- In addition to Shabazz Palaces and other projects, Seattle's Ishmael Butler is part of the influential Digable Planets. Written and recorded in Brooklyn, the trio's 'Blowout Comb' features a diverse range of samples and live instruments, and contains lyrical themes of the inner city and black nationalism. It also features guest appearances from Guru of Gang Starr, Jeru the Damaja, and DJ Jazzy Joyce. Many critics call this Digable Planets' best album. (Sidenote: Our own Larry Mizell, Jr. wrote the liner notes for the album's 2013 reissue by Light in the Attic Records.)
12/15/2021 01:31 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Suck Teeth
by L.Rain
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

Will Taja Cheek's (L'Rain) "Fatigue" be one of our listeners' favorite albums of 2021? Larry made the case for its greatness in this recent "For Your Consideration" essay: https://www.kexp.org/read/2021/11/30/your-consideration-dont-sleep-lrain-fatigue/
12/15/2021 01:26 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Do You Even Care Anymore?
by Wajatta
(15 plays) | (0 fans)

Wajatta is the group formed by beat-boxer/comedian/musician Reggie Watts and electronic music artist/DJ/producer John Tejada (note the mashup name). -- The duo describe Wajatta's music as “electronic dance music with its roots in Detroit techno, Chicago house, ‘70s funk and New York hip hop” - but the new EP 'Do You Even Care Anymore?' encompasses the next evolution of their sound. “It has developed into something a bit deeper,” says John. “While our process and Reggie’s vocal improvisation work is still the same when we record, there’s just something new that we settled into this time. The music and the lyrics got a bit deeper.” https://wajatta.bandcamp.com/track/do-you-even-care-anymore
12/15/2021 01:24 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Dance My Pain Away
by DJ Rod Lee
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Rod Lee is a towering figure in the Baltimore club scene. His song "Dance My Pain Away" was featured on the soundtrack to the HBO series, The Wire.: https://rodlee.bandcamp.com/
12/15/2021 01:20 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Canvas Cathedral
by Dr. Rubberfunk
(1 play) | (0 fans)

"The Doctor will see you now..." Simon Ward began DJ'ing as Dr Rubberfunk in 1992.: https://ra.co/dj/drrubberfunk/biography
12/15/2021 01:16 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Nudge It
by Sleaford Mods ft. Amy Taylor
(16 plays) | (1 fan)

Sleaford Mods will be at Neumos on Friday, May 6th, 2022. -- That's Amy Taylor from the Australian group Amyl and the Sniffers. --- Sleaford Mods vocalist Jason Williamson said in a statement about the song: "Imagine you’ve got limited options, unsure how you’re getting by that week, looking out the window of the damp flat you don’t want to live in, and seeing a bunch of posers having a photo shoot because ‘cool architecture bro, we feel your pain.'" https://bit.ly/2RMDAqJ
12/15/2021 01:12 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
This Is Radio Clash
by The Clash
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Happy birthday to Clash bassist Paul Simonon, born on December 15th, 1955.: https://paulsimonon.com/ Joe Strummer admitted in an interview with Melody Maker in 1988 that he had nicked the bassline from the Queen hit "Another One Bites The Dust" (which in itself shares many similarities with another disco classic, Chic's "Good Times").
12/15/2021 01:08 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.

Originally the single was released with the title reversed, as "Tear the Roof off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk)." It was written by Parliament members Jerome Brailey, George Clinton, and Bootsy Collins. -- Bill Martin's "Avant Rock: Experimental Music from the Beatles to Bjork"put it well: "Although the Funkadelic albums are hilarious in their sheer nastiness and compulsive danceability, Parliament's Mothership Connection is the album I always go back to. 'Good evening' the DJ intones at the start, and you know that you're in good hands. If Funkadelic's music is often about the (justifiable) anger within, Mothership Connection is about that voice of redemption that speaks from beyond."
12/15/2021 01:00 PM
DJ: Eva Walker

Good afternoon, happy Wednesday, and welcome to The Afternoon Show with Larry Mizell, Jr.! We're so glad you're here! -- Parliament's fourth album was released on this date in 1975!! "If you hear any noise, It's just me and the boys... Hittin' it..." Watch an entire Paliament-Funkadelic concert from 1976, live in Houston. The iconic Mothership stage prop (now in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture) descends midway through the performance during “Mothership Connection (Star Child).”: https://youtu.be/r5aHD5ruSZ0