Wednesday, December 21, 2011

An Ear Candy Christmas

Christmas as only the gang at Ear Candy Update headquarters can do.

Dear Santa, audio justice for all and louder guitars please.
The Ear Candy Update

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To begin, all credit for the inspiration behind this show goes to my brother, Junkyard Wilbury. Secondly, there's nothing wrong with peace on Earth and good will, so stuff that curmudgeonly behavior right up your own stocking. Getting gifts is fun, giving them is even better. May your heart be warm this season.

As ever,
Duke Wilbury

The tracks:
Christmas in Hollis - Run-DMC
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
Frosty the Snowman - The Ronettes
Christmas Dragnet - Stan Freberg
Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry
Sleigh Ride - The Ventures
The Night Santa Went Crazy - Weird Al Yankovic
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! - Frank Sinatra
T'was the Night Before Christmas - Bugs Bunny & Friends
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town - Bruce Springsteen
Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch - Boris Karloff
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas - Gayla Peevey
The Christmas Waltz - She & Him
Rock N' Roll Santa - Jimmy Soul & The Belmonts
Fairytale of New York - The Pogues


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ear Candy Update for Dec. 21

The latest and freshest pieces of ear candy for your delicious eardrums.

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We played a lot of killers on this edition of the ECU. We have some comedy hysterics, some jazz-based hip hop killer beats, some weathered country troubadour brilliance, some transcendent reggae from a genuine master, Brit-Pop craftsmen, AND we found time to include two new Tom Waits cuts. Frankly, we're beat, but that's not going to stop us now. We're on the verge of a breakthrough here at ECU headquarters. We've got some great stuff in store for the new year. We'll be including more comedy and spoken word bits and a lot more hysterical soundbites. The freeform show we did earlier in the year really got our collective creative juices pumping and since we did the "Kick the Darkness" show Duke's head is more clear and focused than it's been in a long time, if ever.

We hope you have a blast tuning in.

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The tracks:
Clang of the Concrete Swans - Comet Gain
Get it Daddy - Sleeper Agent
Honolulu Blues - Craig Finn
2 Cent - Kobayashi
A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall - Jimmy Cliff
Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue - Scott H. Biram
Talking at the Same Time - Tom Waits
Kiss Me - Tom Waits
A Real Hero (feat. Electric Youth) - College
Ritual Union - Little Dragon
Get Lucky - Dragonette
To Mess With Dynamite - Kids on a Crime Spree
Toilet Babies - Natasha Leggero
Bright Lights - Gary Clark Jr.
Orange Blossoms - JJ Grey and Mofro
Miss K. - Deer Tick
No Time for Dreaming - Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Horror Stories from All Hallows' Eve

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I hope you have little room for terror, for fright, for fantastic and altogether phantasmagorical ideas. That's what this edition of the Ear Candy Update is about. It is an ode to these movies on the surface, but underneath, 20,000 fathoms underneath, lies a different story. It is a story about what this music can do to you, how it makes you feel and what it does to your mood. If you get a little jumpy, we have achieved our goal. If you double check over your shoulder when you walk up the stairs or seek out a flashlight to pierce the darkness, we have done our job. We are the things that go bump in the night. You're welcome.

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The music:
Science-Fiction Picture Show - Richard O'Brien
Forbidden Planet - Louis & Bebe Barron
The Day the Earth Stood Still - Bernard Herrmann & Sam Hoffman
It Came from Outer Space - Dick Jacobs
Creature from the Black Lagoon - Hans J. Salter
The Incredible Shrinking Man - Dick Jacobs
The Time Machine - Russel Garcia
Them! - Warner Bros. Orchestra
The Thing - National Philharmonic Orchestra
First Men In the Moon - Laurie Johnson
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms - Warner Bros. Orchestra
Planet of the Apes - Jerry Goldsmith
Fantastic Voyage - Leonard Rosenman
The Andromeda Strain - Gil Melle
The Twilight Zone - Marius Constant
One Step Beyond - Berlin Symphony Orchestra
The Matrix - City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Mars Attacks! - Danny Elfman
The Fly - Howard Shore
Doctor Who - Howard Shore & London Philharmonic Orchestra
Danse Macabre - Saint-Saens
Scream - Marco Beltrami
Psycho Suite - Bernard Herrmann
The Omen - Jerry Goldsmith
Nightmare on Elm Street - Charles Bernstein
Jaws Theme - John Williams
Amityville Horror - Lalo Shiffrin
Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield


Monday, October 10, 2011

Kick the Darkness

An Ear Candy Update about picking a fight with your inner demons and winning.

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This Ear Candy Update's premise is simple: Turn the tables on sorrows. It's a fact that when sorrows come they come not in single spies but in entire battalions. They come when you're weak and vulnerable. I'm not feeling weak at the moment but I am vulnerable. Be that as it may, it's damn-the-torpedoes time. I'm launching an offensive on those demons. I'm going to pick a fight and I'm going to win.

This is shout music, growling and howling at the moon music, fucking music, boogie down music and music to put it between the ditches by. This is for those of us who treat that perilous line between choosing and accepting fate. There is no existential pleading of the inner heart here. This is cacophony as revelation, bent over the devil's anvil. This is an anthem, a roll call for hope and perseverance.

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The tracks:
Feel Alright - Steve Earle
Real Wild Child - Iggy Pop
Get Off Of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
God Part II - U2
Build. Destroy. Build. - Hanni El Khatib
Wild Wild Life - The Talking Heads
Triumph - Wu-Tang Clan
This Too Shall Pass - OK Go
The Rascal King - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Nobody But Me - Human Beinz
Little Bit O'Soul - The Music Explosion
Sick Boys - Social Distortion
American Music - Violent Femmes
Santa Monica - Everclear
Roots Radicals - Rancid
Loaded - Primal Scream
Love is the Law - The Seahorses
The W.A.N.D. (The Will Always Negates Defeat) - The Flaming Lips
Rockin'in the Free World - Neil Young
Rain King - Counting Crows
The Patient Ferris Wheel - The Gaslight Anthem
Peace in the Valley - Alabama 3
Dead Flowers - Steve Earle and the Dukes


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Last of the Jukes

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"And, of course, that is what all of this is - all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs - that song, endlesly reincarnated - born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 - same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

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The tracks:
Horse Shoe Boogie - Lee Brown & His Barbertown Boogie Woogie Cats
Jumpin' With Jarvis - Papa Lightfoot
P.L. Blues - Papa Lightfoot
Who May Your Regular Be - Mr. Honey David Edwards
Waggin' Your Tail - King Davis
Tricky Woman Blues - Slim Green & The Cats from Fresno
Throw The Poor Dog a Bone - James Tisdom
Sleeping in the Ground - Sammy Meyers
Playboy Blues - J.D. Edwards
My Love is Here to Stay - Sammy Meyers
Miss My Lagnion - Left Hand Charlie
Mercury Boogie - K.C. Douglas
Mean Black Snake - Pete McKinley
Lowland Blues - Lee Brown & His Barbertown Boogie Woogie Cats
Lonesome Bedroom Blues - Buddy Lewis
Let Me Hold Your Hand - Big Chenier
I'm Drinking My Last Drink - Sonny Boy Johnson & His Blue Blazers
Hobo - J.D. Edwards
Gotta Have My Baby - Louis Campbell
Gone for Good - Haskelll Sadler
Do Right Mind - Haskell Sadler
A Call on the Phone - Lewis Campbell
Bad Dog - Boogie Bill Webb


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Death to Free Form

Being a show that truly is freeform and does not simply discuss freeform.

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"Broadcasting as it exists now in the United States is an unmitigated whore. At some stage in its history, there was a chance to turn it into a creative, artful, caring medium; but then all the toads came along, realizing the power of radio and television to hawk their awful wares. The saga of broadcasting in America is littered with the bodies of those who wanted to do something significant --- and who were driven out [or more correctly, sold out] by the pimps and thieves who now run the media.

Broadcasting does not have to be so vile and boorish... The art of radio can be used for artistic means; the radio-soul does not have to be made into a strumpet for soap and politicians." - Lorenzo Wilson Milam

I had to do this. Seriously. I felt a deep pull from all the fibers of my being and had to let this rip. I missed the mark previously, settling for unrestrained shouting into the mic about the death of radio - it's hard to be objective especially when you're wearing rose-colored glasses. So it goes.

So here you are, something wildly different. I hope you have fun. I hope you're inspired to listen to the artists included more frequently, or even better, you're inspired to start a broadcast of your own.


Duke WilburyIf you have any suggestions, bitches, gripes, complaints or praise, email me right here:

The tracks:
Monkey Gone to Heaven - The Pixies
Basic Hip - Del Close & John Brent
1976 - RJD2
Burn My Shadow - UNKLE feat. Ian Astbury
Psychopathia Sexualis - Lenny Bruce
London's Burning - The Clash
I Was a Teenage Anarchist - Against Me!
Have Your Ass Home by 11:00 - Richard Pryor
Celebration of the Lizard - The Doors
Banned in the U.S.A. - 2 Live Crew
A Night in Tunisia - Dexter Gordon
Hang On Little Tomato - Pink Martini
Flight of the Cosmic Hippo - Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
Lincoln at Shiloh, With General Grant - Stan Freberg
Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) - Baz Luhrman
America - Allen Ginsberg
The Real Problem is Gay Marriage - Lewis Black
Psychotic Reacion - Count Five
Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television - George Carlin
Shadow People - Dr. Dog
Underwear Goes Inside the Pants - Lazyboy
Teen Age Riot - Sonic Youth
Marc Antony's Funeral Oration - Lord Buckley
Heroin - The Velvet Underground
Heartbreak Hotel - John Cale
Catholic Girls - Frank Zappa
Rush Limbaugh - Bill Hicks
Viva la Revolution - The Addicts


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ear Candy Update for June 10

Only the freshest Ear Candy for your beloved ears.

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In deciding what to fire up for this latest ECU, my staff was losing their minds of this new tribute record Rave On Buddy Holly. Typically tribute records bore the everloving shit out of me. They're often really faithful covers with no imagination added to them, little to make the sound jump out of the speakers. Rave On Buddy Holly is a notable exception.

Couple that with the good folks behind the music of the HBO series True Blood, some brilliant new baroque pop sounds and some really great rock, we were stoked to put this together.

As ever, thank you for tuning in.

Duke Wilbury
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The tracks:
She's Not There - Neko Case and Nick Cave
You Wanna Freak Out - My Morning Jacket
Radio - Raphael Saddiq
Rave On - Julian Casablancas
Nail in my Coffin - The Kills
Be Your Bro - Those Darlins
Two Against One (Feat. Jack White) - Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi
It's So Easy - Paul McCartney
White Rabbit - Emiliana Torrini
New York - Le Butcherettes
Oh My God - Cults
Peppermint - Spectrals
Oh Boy! - She & Him
Ex-Electric - Army Navy
99 Problems - Hugo


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Our Fathers and Their Sons

An Ear Candy Update celebrating the music our fathers gave us.

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This is all your fault. Seriously. I wouldn't have this addiction, this music jones if it weren't for you. Turns out I'm not interested in not having it. You gave me, among other things, these songs, all the songs in my archive. Some directly, others indirectly. You did this.

And yet, I found a voice among them and a voicelessness. Somehow these songs and thousands of others speak to me and for me. And they force me to smile or cry incomprehensible, to dance, to be silly, to grounded from the lightning. They force me to go on beatifically in the face of mortality knowing that our lives our more ill-writ and ill-rhymed and fleeting than any of these songs.

And each time I listen I am endlessly reincarnated. Born of truth.

And because of that, this story does not have an end.

Thank you. I am forever your son.

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The tracks:
Born on the Bayou (Live) - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Psycho Killer - The Talking Heads
Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting - Elton John
Children of the Revolution - T-Rex
Soul Kitchen - The Doors
Street Hassle - Lou Reed
Harvest - Neil Young
Cry for the Bad Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Billy Jack - Curtis Mayfield
Bad Company - Bad Company


Friday, June 10, 2011

Pipeline - The Legends of Surf Guitar

An Ear Candy Update dedicated to the reverb-drenched, pulse-pounding sound of surf rock.

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"How would you like to stand like a God before the crest of a monster billow, always rushing to the bottom of a hill and never reaching its base, and to come rushing in for a half mile at express speed, in graceful attitude, until you reach the beach and step easily from the wave?" - Duke Kahanamoku

In the wash of the explosive cultural movements of the 1960s, surf rock came of age quickly, peaked early and then nearly disappeared, much like the waves the music mimicked. Raunchy sax melodies and solos, sharp, angular guitar lines and rolling drum beats are the immediately recognizable elements. Get a single coil pickup, a clean guitar and play as fast as you can.

I hope you play this music as it was intended - loud, prominent and as a driving force in your life, if not for the rest of your week, than at the very least for the next hour.

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The tracks:
Jack the Ripper - The Surfaris
Pipeline - The Chantays
Point Panic - Jerry Cole & His Spacemen
Penetration - The Pyramids
The Lonely Surfer - Jack Nitzache
Miserlou - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
Fugitive - Jan Davis
Shootin' Beavers - The Tornadoes
Midnight Surfer - Jerry Cole & His Spacemen
Bongo Shutdown - New Dimensions
Surf Rider - The Lonely Ones
Theme from "The Endless Summer" - The Sandals
Banzai Washout - The Catalinas
Stick Shift - The Trashmen
Spanish Blue - The Aqua Velvets
Mr. Rebel - Eddie & The Showman
Moondawg - Rhythm Rockers
Walk, Don't Run - The Ventures


Sunday, May 22, 2011

I Ain't Drunk (I'm Just Drinking)

An Ear Candy Update podcast dedicated to the fine art of throwing 'em back.

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Forget all the clever quotes and quips from famous drunkards. Forget the frat house nonsense and forget Don Draper and Mad Men style. I know that last one seems like a tall order. Here's the bottom line:

Your drinking is your business.

For those of you not inclined to such simplicity, here's a more thorough set of rules.

1. Thou Shalt Learn to Enjoy Whisk(e)y.

2. There is No Such Thing as a “Chocolate Martini."

3. Thou Shalt Not Drink a Frozen Drink.

4. Thou Shalt Not Consume Drinks With Idiotic Gimmicky Names Meant to Cover Up How Girly They Are.

5. Thou Shalt Learn to Appreciate All Forms of Beer.

6. No Worthwhile Woman Will Ever Be Impressed With How Much You Can Drink.

7. It’s More Than Okay to Drink Wine.

8. It’s Worth it to Learn the Rules and Traditions of the Drinking World Before You Go Out Into the Wild (and Make an Ass Out of Yourself).

9. The Way You Treat Bartenders and Waitstaff Says More About You Than You Know.

10. Any Free Drink is a Good Drink.

Much like the Bible, there are many more minor rules to the world of drinking, but these are the Big 10, the ones that in a general sense should guide you throughout your journey through this magical world of booze and keep you from temptation and harm. It’s a cold and frightening world out there, but by following these simple rules you definitely have a better chance of emerging unscathed.

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The tracks:

Drinkin' Again - Outkast
Roadhouse Blues (Live) - The Doors
Cigarettes and Alcohol - Oasis
Good Booze & Bad Women - Humble Pie
Sunday Morning Coming Down - Johnny Cash
Country Blues - Dock Boggs
Drunken Hearted Man - Robert Johnson
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker
Drunken Angel - Lucinda Williams
Family Tradition - Hank Williams Jr.
The Whiskey Ain't Working - Travis Tritt
Two More Bottles of Wine - Emmylou Harris
The Drinking Song - Loudon Wainwright III
I Got Loaded - Los Lobos
I Got Drunk - Uncle Tupelo
The Piano Has Been Drinking - Tom Waits
Too Much Alcohol - Rory Gallagher
I Drink Alone - George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Moonshine Whiskey - Van Morrison
I Ain't Drunk - Albert Collins & The Icebreakers
Gin and Juice - Snoop Doog
Roxanne - The Police
Here Comes a Regular - The Replacements
Life By the Drop - Stevie Ray Vaughan


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Lost Youth: The Story of Sire Records

A show dedicated to the last of the real record men in Seymour Stein, the visionary behind one of music's great labels.

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To hell with Mesopotamia. For music lovers the fertile crescent is the land between the East and Hudson Rivers in New York. In the middle '70s Seymour Stein stayed not just one or two but dozens of steps ahead of his competitors by signing bands with genuine talent. His roster has included The Ramones, The Replacements, The Prentenders, The Talking Heads, Madonna, Lou Reed, Ice-T, Ministry, Uncle Tupelo, Madness, The Cure, The English Beat, Primal Scream, Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Hot Hot Heat, Echo & The Bunnymen and The Smiths. The man's foresight and balls are legendary. So legendary, in fact, his induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame seemed almost an afterthought.

Sire Records became the event horizon for a lot of artists, genuine artists seeking to grow and expand. Many of them enjoyed their first smatterings of success, both critically and commerical at Sire and then moved on. Same, like Chrisse Hynde, recorded for two decades on Sire. Truly, this place was a force.

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The tracks:
Alex Chilton - The Replacements
Beat on the Brat - The Ramones
Frontier Psychiatrist - The Avalanches
Blank Generation - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
Give Back the Key to My Heart - Uncle Tupelo
In the Meantime - Spacehog
Dirty Blvd. - Lou Reed
Jesus Built My Hotrod - Ministry
The Killing Moon - Echo & The Bunnymen
Let's Go to Bed - The Cure
Like a Prayer - Madonna
Loaded - Primal Scream
Middle of the Road - The Pretenders
New Jack Hustler - Ice-T
Sonic Reducer - Dead Boys
Summerteeth - Wilco
Thrash Unreal - Against Me!
To Here Know When - My Bloody Valentine
You Owe Me an IOU - Hot Hot Heat
Murder City Nights - Radio Birdman
Burning Down the House - The Talking Heads


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ear Candy Update for March 6

The freshest tunes we're going to use to penetrate your ear holes.

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This particular show was an utter blast to research and play. My staff and I split many cases of beer discussing the merits of tons of tracks. We settled on new Motown/Stax torchbearers, a post-WWII jazz/cinema/turntable chanteuse, an echo-drenched soul stirrer, a Mississippi-bred band plugged in and very cranky, a Waylon Jennings-styled honky tonker, a classic power trio who makes an unironic use of a drum solo and the Boy Kings of Manhattan's Lower East Side. We know we like our choices. Here's hoping you do too.
- Duke Wilbury

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The tracks:
Breakin' the Chains of Love - Fitz & The Tantrums
Terrible Things - April Smith & The Great Picture Show
No Good Woman - Radio Moscow
Back it Up - Caro Emerald
The Last Living Rose - P.J. Harvey
Resolution - Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3
Lonely at the Top - Jamey Johnson
Place at the End of the Street - Cotton Jones
Born on a Day the Sun Didn't Rise - Black Moth Super Rainbow
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
Jumpercable Blues - North Mississippi Allstars
Under Cover of Darkness - The Strokes


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hell Bent & Heaven Sent: The Origins of Rockabilly

An Ear Candy Update sure to blister your sisters and rattle your rafters. Here we explore the origins of the outrageous sound of rockabilly.

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It's really quite simply - rockabilly - that is. It is a mutant hybrid of country & western and rhythm & blues. Sure, sometimes it comes from the hollars of North Carolina and sometimes from the hills of Texas, but it's still rockabilly. Some of its high priests sported greasy pompadours and others sported clean high-top fades. It doesn't really matter. What matters is how heavy your upright bass is and how much abuse it can take - how much banging your big, fat hollow-body guitar can handle. Turn the volume up, strip out all the pretension and leave your audience panting, gap-mouthed on the dance floor shaking for more. Rockabilly has a kindred spirit with the punks in that the music is an urgent, frantic wail to anyone who'll listen. It is desperation and exasperation bundled in three chords no matter how fast they're played.

This edition of the Ear Candy Update digs into the origin of this outrageous, white-knuckle sound. The cuts on here aren't likely to make anyone's list of wildly influential tunes and only a handful of the artists have achieved any measure of national acclaim. Elvis' shadow looms large but sadly, most of these guys could fit in it for more than a year. Most of their rockstar ambitions ended before the ink on their contracts dried. That sort of stuff would never stop this show however. We dug up the stuff sure to rattle your rafters and blister your sisters. It was our pleasure.

- Duke Wilbury

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How Can You Be Mean to Me - Dale Vaughn
Mystery Train - Elvis Presley
The Raging Sea - Gene Maltais
She's the One That's Got It - Allen Page
Put Your Cat Clothes On - Carl Perkins
Don't Be Gone Long - Bob Doss
Mean, Mean Man - Wanda Jackson
The Train Kept A-Rollin' - Johnny Burnette & His Rock'N'Roll Trio
Mad Dog in Town - Rocky Bill Ford
Jitterbop Baby - Hal Harris
Bop-a-Lena - Ronnie Self
Rockin' In the Graveyard - Jackie Morningstar
Wash Machine Boogie - The Echo Valley Boys
Pink and Black - Sonny Fisher
Get With It - Charlie Feathers
Come On Little Mama - Ray Harris
The Slide - The Rhythm Rockets
Big Green Car - Jimmy Carroll
Jello Sal - Benny Ingram
Mama's Little Baby - Junior Thompson
Save It - Mel Robbins
I Can't Find the Door Knob - Jimmy & Johnny
Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby - Freddie Franks
Scratching on My Screen - Ric Cartey
Rock to the Boogie - Roy Burk & The Bell Bottoms
Boppin' High School Baby - Don Willis
Snake Eyed Mama - Don Cole
I Got a Rocket in my Pocket - Jimmy Lloyd


Thursday, February 17, 2011

The ECU Bill of Rights

We thought about good and hard for a long damn time. The Ear Candy Update staff fucking loathes mission statements and all that nonsense. We figured what could be more appropriate for a podcast that believes in audio justice for all than a bill of rights? It's your bill of rights. Your testimony. Here's to you.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Love Song Deconstructed

Because deconstructed is different than destroyed, because Valentine's Day is nearly here, because the love song will never truly die.

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Whoa there, Valentine's Day haters. Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know, we know... We've heard all the complaints about manufactured holidays, but what is not manufactured are these remarkable feelings, these thoughts of love, in love, about love. There's nothing on these cuts that is any different, ANY different, than the classic love songs from the likes of The Righteous Brothers, the Ronettes and so on, except the delivery.

The subject matter is the same as is the depth of emotion. These cuts are here because they are the same prism viewed from a different point of view. Just as our love and changes and evolves, these songs mean something different each time we hear them. In that regard, they more closely reflect love itself than many other classics.

Now go grab someone you love and have a dance.

-Duke Wilbury

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The tracks:
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart - Wilco
The Night - Morphine
Last Kiss - J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers
My Funny Valentine - Chet Baker
Needles and Pins - The Searchers
Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly & The Crickets
I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need - Method Man & Mary J. Blige
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Dark End of the Street - Cat Power
Jolene - Ray LaMontagne
Nineteen - Tegan and Sara
Sign Your Name - Terence Trent D'Arby
That's Where It's At - Sam Cooke
The Whole Wide World - Wreckless Eric
Overjoyed - Stevie Wonder
Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones
A Man Needs a Maid - Neil Young
The Ship Song - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
You're All I Need to Get By - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
In My Life - Johnny Cash
Giving Him Something He Can Feel - En Vogue
Love Vigilantes - Iron & Wine
Oh, It Is Love - Hellogoodbye
I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues - Elton John
A Song For You - Donny Hathaway
By Your Side - CocoRosie
Romeo & Juliet - Dire Straits
Romeo Had Juliette - Lou Reed
Closer - Nine Inch Nails
I Found a Reason - Cat Power
I Will Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab for Cutie
Bonnie and Clyde '03 - Beyonce feat. Jay-Z
I'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen
Sexual Healing - Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Me & My Bitch - Notorious B.I.G.