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XTC at their finest: Pre-Dukes of Stratosphear English Psych, and 2 hours of XTC! Sunday's Cuckoo & Mystery Shows

Picture yourself in a boat on a river that leads from 1967's jolly wonderland of English Psychedelia right up to the paisley lollipop of 1985's "25 O'Clock" by the Dukes of Stratosphear. I will play an upsy-daisy assortment of classic English 60s psych that directly influenced the Dukes of Stratosphear (XTC's secret side-project), and a healthy bit of the Dukes as well!

And if that ain't enough, continue further up selfsame river to 2 hours of Robby's favourite XTC songs on WXDU's "Mystery Show" immediately thereafter.

9pm-Midnight EDT Sunday August 23rd, 2009! 

Listening to the grass grow,

--DJ Robby

 

The Cuckoo and YOU

A few updates from Your Favourite Garage Rock Show, Who's Got The Cuckoo?!

We had a wig-flippin'-tastic tyme at the Pinhook last month, with DJs Andrea, Xiane, Nick, Robby, Stephen, and Gavin Ugly. Thanks to all who came out to stomp and shimmy to some mighty fine 60s vinyl.

You all check out them fancy Cuckoo T-shirts? Limited supply left. See below.

We've got a coupla new Cuckoo-riffic radio spots uploaded at the station... DJs, play 'em! People, love 'em! Short, sweet, freaky.

HOW DO WE CONNECT TO YOU, dear LISTENER??

First, LISTEN, 9-10pm Sunday nights!! 88.7FM in the greater Durham NC area, or www.wxdu.org (well duh, just check the page where y'at), NEXT....

Check out our MySpace page for our prymitive schedule. Better yet, git yerself on Facebook and become a fan

Tune in, turn on, wig out!

Love, Peace, Poetry,

--DJ Robby

 

Robby's Top 10 (or so...)

 

Below are my top 10 (or so) released this year, in no particular order. It's been a pretty good year for music. I've especially enjoyed the reverby vocals of Blitzen Trapper, and the fun vocal mishmosh of Fleet Foxes. Seems that there have been all these bands with "woodsy" themed names in the past few years, just recently reaching a fevered pitch. To wit: Grisly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Department of Eagles, Silver Antlers, The Mountain Goats, Donkeys, Gregory + The Hawk. Many bearded men.

 

I dug these records this last year:

 

Fleet Foxes - S/T (Sub Pop): Amazing orchestration of vocals. Melody structures are evolved from the voice. I love their rhythmic structures. Kind of other-worldly. Great mix of folk and pop, reminds me of 70s soft rock in a weird way (but a good one.. I think). They really experiment with vocals, it's a very different approach than most bands would take.