on hiatus this week, May 27th, 2015

Stay tuned for more updates. Will be back soon…


No Show for May 20th – fundraising meeting instead.

There will be no episode of Poppin’ Off w/ DJ Gopal on Weds, May 20th.

Instead I will be attending a meeting to discuss fundraising possibilities for SF Community Radio.

You can visit our website at http://savekusf.org/donate to donate to the cause of keeping the stream alive.

Thank you, and see you next week!

Playlist for May 13, 2015

Played excerpts from my interview with Judah Bauer and Russell Simins of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.  The set contained a mix of funk, punk, blues and assorted rock music of recent and historic vintages.

Jerry Lee Lewis "Ramblin Rose" 
Phil Ochs "When I'm Gone" 
Bob Dylan "Cocaine" 
Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston "Chords of Fame" 
Jefferson Airplane "The Other Side of This Life" 
Chrome "How Many Years Too Soon?" 
Mars "3E" 
Suicide "Cheree" 
The Soft Moon "Die Life" 
Grotus "Las Vegas Power Grid" 
James Brown & His Famous Flames "Shout and Shimmy" 
The JBs "The Grunt" 
James Chance & the Contortions "Contort Yourself" 
Malfunkshun "Make Sweet Love" 
Death Valley Girls "Wait for you" 
The Kinks "Waterloo Sunset" 
The Beatles "Magical mystery tour" 
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion "Back Slider" 
Royal Trux "Strawberry Soda" 
The Gun Club "Preaching the Blues" 
Mark Lanegan "Carry Hoem" 
Sex Pistols "Pretty vacant" 
Public Image LTD "Careering" 
The Dead Boys "What Love Is" 
Sly and The Family Stone "In Time"

Johnny Rotten in Jamaica, 1978

In 1978, after the Sex Pistols broke up during their American tour, Johnny Rotten was sent to Jamaica by Richard Branson to scout emerging reggae talent on the island for Virgin Records.

Geoff Stanton of From The Barrelhouse recollects this musical voyage here…  

Some day, I’d like to see a Hollywood movie reference this story.  I can see it being an interlude in a Wes Anderson movie, for instance…

Johnny Rotten in Jamaica


Playlist for May 6, 2015

Mikal Cronin “turn around”
Tomorrow’s Tulips “When”
The Prefab Messiahs “Bobb’s Psychedelic Car”
Lucern Raze “Stockholm syndrome”
Mitchell Adam Johnson “Round & Around”
Funkadelic “No Head, No Backstage Pass”
Brasil “Stay in Town”
The Peels “Halfway There”
Floating Goat “Ride”
Ministry “Psalm 69”
Bellavista “Divided We Suffer”
El Terrible “Last Cab”
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages “Rambling Rose”
The Orange Peels “All the World Could Pass Me By”
Friction “Crazy Dream”
Teengenerate “Dressed in black / Fake Fake Fake”
THE STALIN “—____—-”
SS “Mr. Twist”
The Swankys “Old Fashion”
The Registrators “Killer Man”
Pussy Galore “Rocks Off”
Gibson Bros. “barbara”
Honeymoon Killers “Mad Dog”
Boss Hog “I Dig You”
Heavy Trash “good man”
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion “Wax Dummy”

Did a short set of Japanese punk rock from the 80’s and 90’s, and another set of music featuring various works by Jon Spencer, who is playing locally on Friday.

playlist from April 29, 2015

A few different sets with themes going on. Cleveland punk rock, 60s psych, San Diego math rock and more
Magic Jake and the Power Crystals “boys & girls”
Nikki & The Corvettes “He’s a Mover”
The Pandoras “I Want My Caveman”
The Trouble Makers “You Make a Better Door”
Quaaludes “Nothing new”
Acid Ghost “all alone”
Paisano “My Love”
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers “Only Always”
The Red Tyger Church “Sirens (acoustic)”
Rocket from the Tombs “Never Gonna Kill Myself Again”
The Electric Eels “Agitated”
The Pagans “Street Where Nobody Lives”
Pere Ubu “30 Seconds Over Tokyo”
Peter Laughner “Dear Richard”
Lester Bangs “Let It Blurt”
Richard Hell & The Voidoids “Destiny Street”
Fire “Father’s Name Is Dad”
The Electric Prunes “I Had To Much To Dream Last Night”
The Attack “Colour of My Mind”
The Third Bardo “I’m Five Years Ahead of My Time”
Drive Like Jehu “Atom Jack”
Crash Worship “Discordia”
Heavy Vegetable “Couch”
aMiniature “Windskirt”
Ex Hex “How You Got That Girl”
The Ponys “Looking Out a Mirror”

playlist for April 22, 2015

Wild Eyes “Stiff Nites”
 Sonic Love Affair “Dirty Kids”
 TWAT “Right to Know”
 Girl Tears “Kill for Love”
 Bad Bad “Gun Gold”
 Prince Rama “So Destroyed (Channelling Rage Peace”
 Cotillion “Before”
 Peach Kelli Pop “Princess Castle 1987”
 The Jerfs “Teeth on Bone”
 In Letter Form “Killing the Time (Dirty Coyote Remix)”
 The Wipers “nothin’ to prove (live)”
 Naked Raygun “Bananacuda”
 Sonic Youth “Touch Me I’m Sick”
 Mudhoney “Fuzzgun ’91”
 Soundgarden “Hand of God (Remastered)”
 Green River “Hangin’ Tree”
 Les Thugs “Little Vera’s Song”
 Tindersticks “Harry’s Dilemma”
 Beat Happening “Secret Picnic Spot”
 Vue “White Traffic”
 Rogue Wave “Publish My Love”
 Kinski “Punching Goodbye Out Front”
 Dead Moon “graveyard”
 Peaking Lights “Subterranean Brainblow”
 Shocking Blue “Love Buzz”
 The Outsiders “That’s Your Problem”
 Q65 “We’re gonna make it”
 The Shoes “Farewell In the Rain”
 Meatbodies “mountain”

Playlist for April 15, 2015

Played a mini-spotlight set featuring assorted works from the career of Ginger Baker, as inspired by my recent viewing of the documentary, Beware of Mr. Baker, which is available on netflix streaming.

Ariel Pink “White Freckles”
Peach Kelli Pop “baby baby”
Satan Wriders “EW – Lost Again”
Paint The Trees White “Lightning Life”
Be Calm Honcho “I Love California”
Vaadat Charigim “Ein Li Makom”
Planes of Satori “Dichotomies”
Peaking Lights “Marshmellow Yellow”
My Bloody Valentine “Loomer”
Wand “Flesh Tour”
CCR Headcleaner “Live at the Hemlock Tavern”
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion “Betty vs the NYPD”
The Black Clouds “Vice”
Graham Bond Organisation “Hoochie Coochie Man”
Cream “Toad”
Blind Faith “Do What You Like”
Baker Gurvitz Army “I Wanna Live Again”
Ginger Baker’s Air Force “early in the morning”
Hawkwind “Motor Way City”
Public Image Ltd. “Bags”
Ginger Baker “dismissing Bonham, Moon and Mitchell”
Masters of Reality “JB Witchdance”

Playlist for April 8th, 2015

Elite “My Confusion”
Jujus “Do You Understand Me”
The Alarm Clocks “yeah”
Fleur De Lys “circles”
Michael Rault “Lay Right Down and Die”
The Parrots “I did Something Wrong”
Primal Scream “Gentle Tuesday”
The Three O’Clock “With a Cantaloupe Girlfriend”
Hoodoo Gurus “Like Wow-Wipeout!”
The Fuzztones “Bad News Travels Fast”
Lower Dens “To Die in L.A.”
Moon Duo “Slow Down Low”
Moon City Boys “Rockets”
Rich Girls “Total control”
The Strange Land “Time Wave”
Hiss Golden Messenger “Lateness of Dancers”

It was another short set that started at 7pm.

We may be moving the show there permanently in the coming weeks, stay tuned for more info!

April 1, 2015 playlist 

Iggy and the Stooges “Gimme Danger” 
The Brian Jonestown Massacre “Vad Hände Med Dem? ” 
Cherry Glazerr “cry baby” 
Sunflower Bean “Tame Impala” 
Hiss Golden Messenger “I’m a Raven (Shake Children)” 
Tarek Wegner “Feelin’ Weird” 
Wand “Planet Golem” 
Melvins “Promise Me” 
Andrea Schroeder “Kisses for My President” 
The Shaggs “Philosophy of the World” 

Al DiMeola w/ John McLaughlin “Guardian Angel” 

I had a thing going about real music vs gimmicky music.  Which one is The Shaggs?  Which is Al Dimeola?  Did Iggy really “ruin” Raw Power with his 1997 remix job for Columbia?  And how about another serving of that new Wand album?  So many questions.  So little time.  So much popping off to do.