March 30, 2018

STLMTM Radio #11: Soiree

Talk Bed:
Sven Libaek- Gold Coast Fanfare

Set I:
Bert Kaempfert -Afrikaan Beat
Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea
Les Baxter - Temptation
Koop - Koop Island Blues (Featuring Ane Brun)

Set II:
Elis Regina - Giro
Estradinės Melodijos - Serenade To A Cuckoo
John Mehegan, Morris Goldberg, Peter Lotis - Dinah
Burt Bacharach - Anyone Who Had A Heart

Set III:
Stan Getz-Astrud Gilberto - It Might As Well Be Spring
Galt Macdermot - Cathedral
The Movietones - the red lantern
Barbara Moore - Hot Heels

Frank Sinatra - What Time Does The Next Miracle Leave?

February 8, 2018

STLMTM Radio: 2/7/18: Nostalgia (W/ Genevieve!)

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song - artist: album

Talkbed: Can You Dig It? - Pop Will Eat Itself: This Is the Day...This Is the Hour...This Is This!

Set I:
1) Block Rockin Beats - Chemical Brothers: Dig Your Own Hole
2) Breathe - The Prodigy: Fat of the Land
3) La La Love You - Pixies: Doolittle
4) Fernando - ABBA: Gracias Por La Música

Set II:
5) Crimson & Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells: Crimson & Clover
6) Four Leaf Clover - Badly Drawn Boy: One Plus One is One
7) Know Who You Are At Every Age - Cocteau Twins: Four-Calendar Cafe
8) Elijah - the Mountain Goats: The Coroner's Gambit

Set III:
9) Pony - Ginuwine: Ginuwine...the Bachelor
10) Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See - Busta Rhymes: When Disaster Strikes
11) Silhouettes - The Rays: "Silhouettes"

12) Poisoning Pigeons in the Park - Tom Lehrer: An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer

February 6, 2018

STLMTM Radio: 1/31/18: #Feels

Here's last week's show!

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song - artist: album

Talkbed: Wildest Moments - Jessie Ware: Devotion

Set I
1) Supercut - Lorde: Melodrama
2) Everything - Maya Jane Coles: Comfort
3) The Future - Austra: Feel It Break
4) For My Love (clean) - White Sea: In Cold Blood

Set II:
5) Satellite Heart - Anya Marina: The Twilight Saga: New Moon
6) Hold Heart - Emiliana Torrini: Me And Armini
7) Maryanne - Kina Grannis: Elements

Set III:
8) Jesus, Walk With Me - Club 8: The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Dreaming
9) Comme Des Enfants - Cœur De Pirate: Cœur De Pirate
10) Sweet Dreams - Angel Olsen: Phases

Set IV:
11) Some Things Last A Long Time - Beach House: Devotion
12) Phoenix - Martina Topley Bird: Some Place Simple
13) School Friends - Now, Now: Threads
14) California (Clean) - EMA: Past Life Martyed Saints

15) Wonder - Soap&Skin: Narrow

January 25, 2018

STLMTM Radio: 18/1/24: Sad Songs for Stressed Out People

Thanks for listening in this week everyone!  We had our first caller and request this week!  Tune in next week for eiiiiiither a Post Punk show featuring super rare 7" post punk songs or a show based on a playlist I've tentatively called "#Feels".  Tweet at me if you have a preference?  @tuffluke :)

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song - artist: album

Kadia blues - Orchestre Paillote: The Rough Guide To Psychedelic Africa

Set I:
1) With Tomorrow/I'm On Fire (Bruce Springsteen Cover) - Olöf Arnalds: Olöf Sings
2) Tonight - Sibylle Baier: Colour Green
3) Ha-Ha - Emiliana Torrini: Me And Armini
4) Bunny In A Bunny Suit - Simone White: Yakiimo

Set II:
5) Go Now - Bessie Banks: Larry Banks' Soul Family Album
6) River Of Sorrow - Antony and The Johnsons: Antony and The Johnsons
7) Face of a Faith - Nellie McKay: Rumor Has It
8) Some Kind of Stranger - Sisters of Mercy:  First And Last And Always [Mad Man Maniac request]

Set III:
9) Close Encounters - Bat For Lashes: The Bride
10) Take Me Back - Lightning Dust: Lightning Dust
11) Boyfriend - Chelsea Wolfe: Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
12) Tom The Model - Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man: Out Of Season

13) Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It - Stars: The North

January 23, 2018

STLMTM Radio: 18/1/17
Here is the track list for last week's show!  Tune in this week for an exploration of honest, earnest sad music!, 9pm Mountain Time, Wednesdays

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Oops... I Got Rings Of Fire - Lindstrøm: Another side of Lindstrøm

Set I:
1) Do It Again - Röyksopp & Robyn: Do It Again
2) Your Domino - Jessie Ware: Glasshouse (Deluxe Edition)
3) The Pop Kids - Pet Shop Boys: Super
4) ; john - iamamiwhoami: to whom it may concern

Set II:
5) Echo - Cyndi Lauper: Bring Ya To The Brink
6) Take That - Anna Domino: Fac. Dance 02: Factory Records 12" Mixes & Rarities 1980-1987 [Disc 2]
7) Kylie said to Jason (edit) - The KLF: The White Room OST (Remastered by KLF.DE)
8) Sleepyhead - Passion Pit: Chunk of Change

Set III:
9) There But For The Grace Of God (12" Version) - Machine: Going Places – The August Darnell Years 1974 - 1983
10) Optimo - Liquid Liquid: New York Noise: Dance Music From The New York Underground 1978-1982
11) Lovesick - Lindstrøm and Christabelle: Real Life Is No Cool
12) Things Will Never Be The Same Again - JJ: JJ Nº 2

13) Thank You Mr. DJ - Yvonne Chaka Chaka: Thank You Mr. DJ

January 16, 2018

Someone to Love More than Music on Radio 1190!

Well hey there strangers. It’s been a minute. Who would have thought 10+ years after starting this silly little music and movies blog, after all the Denver festivals, interviews, and album reviews that this would transition to the official blog for a radio show?! 

Okay I guess that’s not that far fetched

But here we are! 

Starting this Wednesday at 9pm, Someone to Love More than Music hits the airwaves over at Radio1190

You’ll be able to listen in at 98.9FM in Boulder, 1190AM in Denver/etc, and for that clear crisp stream at

I’ll be posting the track listings after the shows here and at the FB page

This week’s theme: Pop Kids

Tune in!

July 18, 2016

Ghostbusters (2016): I Really Liked It

Ghostbusters (2016) is a movie whose mere existence has made a lot of people angry.

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I’m going to discuss the movie.

Ghostbusters is a brilliant film. In order to discuss why, I’m going to talk about the film in a way that might spoil some things. I’m also going to try to keep this pretty succinct, so I’m going to gloss over stuff, and use pretty non-academic language (and contractions). As a small taste, lemme just tell you that this movie is not about busting ghosts. But its hugely feminist bent is not what made me like the movie. That it was a good movie, in which the comedy was well timed, the visuals were on point, and the acting/script/cast etc were firing on all pistons, is what made me like it. Granted, that there was a deeper meaning tied in there didn't hurt...

December 20, 2015

Tempting Fate: the Western, The Vampire, and the Monstrous-Femininte in A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

 Not too long ago, I started Grad School.  Eek.  At the request of a few buddies, and considering the fact that this is also sort of a movies blog, I now present a paper I wrote now some time ago.  Notes and citations are near the bottom.

The history of Iranian cinema is a long and torrid affair, much like that of American cinema, as Hamid Dabashi’s “Close Up: Iranian Cinema Past Present and Future” (2001) at times heartbreakingly describes. But despite the government’s frequent and unrelenting attempts at stifling creativity deemed irreputable or in any way damaging to the state (Dabashi, 32; Tait; Rostami-Povey, 6-7; Wright), there has always been, if not a strong, then a strong-willed underground scene (Dabashi, 33-75), and in recent years Iran has enjoyed more relaxed regulations (Dabashi, 253; Ghazi; Issa; Wright). Iranian American director Ana Lily Amirpour’s film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), exists as an extension of this constantly reinventing cinematic history by offering a film which, like many classic underground Iranian films (Dabashi, 28), presents an engaging film which nonetheless succeeds in questioning authority. By merging the genre of the western and the vampire film, as well as employing a variety of inversions of the male gaze, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night critiques and denounces patriarchal ideology as well as discusses how westernization has reshaped Iranian culture.  

September 17, 2015

Life is a Masquerade: Exploring the Unmasking of Gender Conformity and Fostering of Acceptance of the Trans* Community Through the Exploitation of Scopophilic Pleasure in Queens at Heart (1967)

 Not too long ago, I started Grad School.  Eek.  At the request of a few buddies, and considering the fact that this is also sort of a movies blog, I now present a paper I wrote now some time ago.  Notes and citations are near the bottom. 
Side note:
1)     The usage of “trans* individuals” and gender neutral pronouns will be employed to discuss the four interviewees in Queens at Heart (1967).  This will be done because, while they do discuss that they are anticipating and saving up for a sex-change operation, and host Jay Martin refers to them as “men,” the interviewees never refer to their own gender, and it would be unavoidably anachronistic to make any assumption in regards the gender pronoun that they would prefer (Killermann 2012).

Life is a Masquerade:
Exploring the Unmasking of Gender Conformity and
Fostering of Acceptance of the Trans* Community Through
the Exploitation of Scopophilic Pleasure in Queens at Heart (1967)

            Little production information remains about the short 1960’s documentary Queens at Heart, and what is accessible only raises more questions. Information on the company named in the Queens at Heart credits, Southeastern Pictures Company, is monolithic compared to that of the film’s host, Jay Martin, of which there is practically none (OpenCorporates 2014, OutFest 2009, 2013).  Likely released in 1967, its name appearing as an additional feature for another Southeastern Pictures Company film, She-Man: A Story of Fixation (1976) ( 2014), the relative lack of information about not only the host and the trans* individuals interviewed in the film, but information regarding its production, is not surprising given the political environment in which this film was released.  Until the landmark Lawrence v. Texas Supreme Court Case in 2003, homosexual acts, deemed “sodomy,” were illegal in many states (Painter 2008).  Until the 70’s, there was only one state which didn’t actively restrict homosexual acts, Illinois, which was the first to remove the ban in 1962 (Painter 2008).  Filmed in this pre-Stonewall-riot environment, where public knowledge of homosexual acts could provide grounds for imprisonment or the citation of hefty fines, as well as provide illegal but socially sanctioned acts of hate-encouraged violence, keeping anonymous the names and identities of the trans* individuals would conceivably have been paramount to their being involved in its production.
           Archival restorations by The Outfest Legacy Project have provided an opportunity to hear the stories of these trans* individuals first hand (OutFest 2009).  The film itself provides for analysis an early attempt to promote understanding and acceptance of this subjugated cross section of humanity. Through a formal analysis of the film, combined with a discussion of the relationship between both male and female scopophilia and film, Queens at Heart ironically succeeds in exposing and thereby promoting tolerance and acceptance of trans* people in the United States.

May 9, 2015

We Don’t Put Out: Objectification, Panopticism, and Collaboration in Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1981)

Not too long ago, I started Grad School.  Eek.  At the request of a few buddies, and considering the fact that this is also sort of a movies blog, I now present a paper I wrote not too long ago.  Notes and citations are near the bottom. 

We Don’t Put Out:
Objectification, Panopticism, and Collaboration in
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1981)

By the late 1970’s, in an unexpected but beautifully orchestrated turn of events, certain members of the punk rock community began to realize that punk had turned into its masturbatory, self-righteous, self-aggrandizing heavy metal forbearers.  Punk now mirrored the commercial, decadent, and youth-centered music from the 60’s they heavily despised.  It was as though they had woken up and recognized they now embodied the easily critiqued image of the punk rock poseur, donning an anarchy symbol as a veiled attempt at rebelling against their inevitable transformation into their parents.  With Crass’ 1978 song “Punk is Dead” ringing in their ears, punk rock musicians began branching off, forming a variety of new genres, including new wave, post-punk, and hardcore.
With new wave taking hold primarily in the inner cities, and post-punk primarily propagating in the UK, hardcore flourished in the American suburbs, its stripped-down, no-nonsense approach to music speaking directly to the disenfranchised suburban sensibility.  With this veritable rebirth of punk came austere, socially and politically minded lyrics; the sincere, forthright rage and intensity with which they sang about battling oppression of any kind being mirrored by their wild and abrasive, but simple, instrumentalization.
During this transitional period, Lou Adler, record producer, director of Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke (1978), and producer of the cult hit Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), teamed up with academy award winning screen writer Nancy Dowd to create the film Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1981).  One of the first roles for both Diane Lane and Laura Dern, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains follows the exploits of an all-girl band, Lane’s character being the oldest at fifteen, as they carve out a space for themselves both under the ominous, repressive shadow of the burnt out, aging heavy metal bands, and along side the unwelcoming, already-insular, equally and ironically oppressive hardcore punk scene. Through an understanding of Laura Mulvey’s theory of the male gaze, Michel Foucault’s theory of panopticism, and Coleman and Rippin’s theory on collaboration, a formal analysis of Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains shows that it suggests that women cannot simply wait for men to remove the shackles of the patriarchy; that by recognizing, critiquing, and rejecting established systems of masculinized oppression, specifically that of objectification, as well as ending the practice of self-policing on behalf of the patriarchy, women will be able to make significant strides by collaborating with each other working towards ending their own subjugation.

November 6, 2014

For Keeps' First Show!

My new band, For Keeps, is playing its first show tonight! 

If you're a Denver kid, c'mon out!

Also, Grad school is super time consuming, so sorry for posting like nothing recently!  I'll have more time ... in either the summer or 2017! hahaaaa... yeah.

Here's the flier!

January 6, 2014

सølγ שаябlɛş Mixtape #1: Billy Goat Latin C90

Many moons ago a wonderful rarities website featured a collection of wonderful mixtapes. Well the gov'ment sat down and decided to shut this website down, because they jus don't understand.

That blog was called:
सølγ שаябlɛş

I'm going to feature their mixtapes so other people will be able to experience these wonderful mixtapes.

January 3, 2014

Projections: Seeing Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce Through The Stereoscopic Lenses of Jung's Psychoanalytic Dialectic and Feminist Discourse

This last year I started Grad School.  Eek.  At the request of a few buddies, and considering the fact that this is also sort of a movies blog, here is the paper I turned in for a class that had nothing to do with just about anything I wrote about.  I got an A somehow.   Notes and citations are near the bottom.
Seeing Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce Through The Stereoscopic Lenses of Jung's Psychoanalytic Dialectic and Feminist Discourse

           “If I had to live my life again, I'd do everything the same, except that I wouldn't see The Magus,” Woody Allen once quipped1, referring to the 1968 film adaptation of John Fowles’ 1966 book of the same title. This film remained the pinnacle of terrible film adaptations until 1985, when author Colin Wilson allegedly contacted John Fowles, congratulating The Magus on losing its title to an adaptation of one of Wilson’s books, The Space Vampires.  That film was Lifeforce (1985).

December 12, 2013

Wind Does featuring Teeth Eaters - Second Second

My noise project just released a new collaborative album.  It's sort of a huge post-rock-ish vision quest.  There is a video to accompany the first recording.  I hope you like it.

November 11, 2013

SLM Mixtape #61: The Miranda Mix

My buddy Miranda is super cool.
So I made her an enormous Mix Tape.
Which ended up being put onto like 23 CDs.
Because "tapes" don't make sense to me.
This is that mix.
I submit it for your usage during the rest of November and the first half of December.
At the end of the year there will be an extra special mix.

October 14, 2013

SLM Mixtape #60: Near Occult

Wow! You kids love the metal mixes.

Originally I was going to post two "Best Of's" as the last 2 of the 3 metal mixes I had planned.
But this site can tell that I've uploaded 2+ tracks by a band even if I change the names or cut a few seconds off.

So here is the 2nd & 3rd METAL mixes in one, which aren't "best-of's," since I missed last week.
I've been out of the game long enough, I have a hard time telling whether or not it's all even metal. Some of it is ultra rare though.

Those Who Fight Further - THE BLACK MAGES
Below The Belt - Bodine
Let Them Burn - Kataklysm
Seven Gates of Hell - Sigh
Night.Light - The Axe That Chopped The Cherry Tree
All We Are - Warlock
Boris The Spider - Arjen Lucassen
Untied/Culling Essence From The Void - In The Company Of Serpents
Klatter 1 - Boris with Merzbow
See Who I Am - Within Temptation
Before The War - Suffocate
Boken Heart Container (Octorock my body) - I Shot The Duck Hunt Dog
Hand In Hand - Dark Moor
Ride With The Sun - Fairyland
Chosen Orb - Kitezh
Part Three - Trees
Unquestionable Presence - Atheist
Troll, Død Og Trolldom - Kampfar
Bring Forth Ye Shadow - Theatre Of Tragedy
Fear (Wasn't In The Design) - Rakoth
Evil - Heavenly
25 Hours - C.A.D. (Children Of The Anachronistic Dynasty)
Best Of Friends - Anthony
Babylon Fell - Apollyon Sun

September 23, 2013

SLM Mixtape #59: Metal Heart

People really seemed to like that metal mix, so I've got 3 more for you kids, this being the first of the 3.

They're metal bands covering metal bands (mostly).
It's short and sweet.

All My Loving - Helloween
Over The Hills And Far Away - Nightwish
Aces High - Children Of Bodom
Number Of The Beast - Iced Earth
Burn In Hell - Dimmu Borgir
Strong & Smart - In Flames
Lay All Your Love On Me - Helloween
Repent - Children Of Bodom
Who Wants To Live Forever? - After Forever
Metal Heart - Dimmu Borgir

September 9, 2013

SLM Mixtape #58: Origin of Extension


Juliette - Hollerado
Don't Want To Talk - The Martial Arts
Outgoing Message - Corin Tucker Band
Back To The Web - Elf Power
Take My Flesh - Monofog
Let's Fall In Love - Mother Mother
Sinking Boats - Thinking Fellers Union Local 282
You Come In Burned - The Dandy Warhols

August 26, 2013

SLM Mixtape #56: Chrome Star

Spraypaint - Black Moth Super Rainbow
I Want You - Birds and Batteries
The Beat - C2C
Brief and Bright - Whitey
Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It - Stars
Pompeii - Bastille
Fair Warning - Penguin Prison
Hang Out - Drop Out Orchestra