Marsbar Playlist ~ 8-28-2011

August 28, 2011

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight.

It really was a special and moving show this evening. Hard to break away, but real life calls, people need to be tended to, Monday looms large, and bills need to be paid. JerusalemSlim is covering the last two hours for me…the balance of the list, thanks to him, will be posted tomorrow. Have a great week and see you next weekend in the Marsbar Theatre.

??? – Wake Me Up When It’s Over (Wake Me Up When You’re Gone)
Adam Cohen – Cry Ophelia
Al Green & Lyle Lovett – Funny How Time Slips Away
Band feat. Staples – The Weight
Big Supreme – Don’t Walk
Blackmore’s Night – I Still Remember
Boys Brigade – Into The Flow
Bryan Ferry – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Champion Heartache – This Opportunity
Cliks – Nobody Else Will
Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
Darkroom – A Test Of Time
Dee Long – Dog Star
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show – Sylvia’s Mother
Dr. Martin Luther King/ David Bowie – I Have A Dream/ Heroes
Elbow – The Fix
Elliott Murphy – Anastasia
Elliott Randall – Sour Flower
Fools – Psycho Chicken
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush – Norwegian Wood
Frank Zappa – Joe’s Garage
Freedom Or Death – Inside
Greg Kihn Band – Jeopardy
Imaginary City – Calm Before The Storm
Joe Cocker  – Darling Be Home Soon
Joel Plaskett Emergency – Rewind
Joss Stone – Stalemate
Kinks – Misfits
Leon Russell – This Masquerade
Leonard Cohen – Alexandra Leaving
Lewis Furey – The Sky Is Falling
Little Feat – Old Folks Boogie
Mavis Staples – Eyes On The Prize
Mick Ronson – Billy Porter
Moms Mabley – Abraham, Martin & John
Patti Smith – Dancing Barefoot
Phil Manzanera/801 – Listen Now
Pink Floyd – Welcome To The Machine
Procol Harum – Grand Hotel
Rammstein – StirB Nicht Vor Mir/Don’t Die Before I Do
Rheostatics – Who Is That Man & Why Is He Laughing?
Roderick Falconer – Mr. Radio
Roger Taylor – People On Streets
Roger Waters – Sunset Strip
Rough Trade – Shaking The Foundations
Roy Orbison – In Dreams
Sly & The Family Stone – Family Affair
Spoons – B Movie
Strange Advance – This Island Earth
Todd Rundgren – Can We Still Be Friends
Tom Robinson – Atmospherics (Listen To The Radio)
Willy DeVille – I Call Your Name
Wombats – Let’s Dance To Joy Division

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

Marsbar Playlist ~ 8-27-2011

August 27, 2011

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight.

Again, here is the list until 10 pm….if anyone would like to lend a hand with the list on Saturday nights from 10 pm until midnight, please leave me a comment.

Alice In Videoland – Going Down
Boo Radleys – Lazarus
Call – Everywhere I Go
Clash – Rock The Casbah
Crystal Castles – Crimewave
Cure  – Lullaby
Depeche Mode – Route 66
DJ Champion – No Heaven
Frank Zappa – Flakes
Garfield  – Mississippi Jimmie
Gentleman Reg – We’re In A Thunderstorm
Hooters – All You Zombies
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Clevor Trevor
Jesus & Mary Chain – Head On
Kinks – Permanent Waves
Lords Of The New Church – Dance With Me
Moist – Silver
National Velvet – Sex Gorilla
Parachute Club – Rise Up
Portishead – Fun For Me
Powder Blues Band – Thirsty Ears
Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey – History Repeating
R.E.M. – Orange Crush
Rammstein  – Engel
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Johnny 3:16
Spoons – 2000 Years
Stranglers – Skin Deep
Talk Talk – Such A Shame
Violent Kin – The Honesty
Vital Sines – Collage
Yello – Rubberband Man

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

The Secret Life of Numanoids ~ Part Seven

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Mark Kemp ~ UK

For the seventh installment of the series, Mark took the challenge to share his story about being a Numanoid with gusto. His enthusiasm for Gary Numan is genuine and infectious, and needs no further introduction from me.

Mark writes:
Gary Numan; a name that has not been far from my mind since the age of 12. Like most fans, it started one Thursday night watching “Top of the Pops.” The sound, the image….mesmerizing. I bought the single (AFE) but couldn’t afford Replicas, so I had to borrow it and tape it. My “Grease Soundtrack” cassette sounded far better with Numan taped over it!! (Piss off Travolta).

I had discovered “real” music. My Saturdays from then on consisted of looking through music magazines for anything I could find relating to Gary. I sometimes spent my entire pocket money on a magazine that contained one small picture of Gary no bigger than about 4 centimeters square!

I never made it to his first tour, but managed to see him on the Teletour, which to a young lad was mind-blowing. I AM IN THE SAME ROOM AS GARY NUMAN !!!!!! Been on every tour since then, the exception being the Wembley “final” concerts. London might as well have been the moon for a lad from up north with little money. The “holy grail” of a front row seat at a Numan gig was a long time coming. It finally came on the “Metal Rhythm” tour.

I believed that I had grown up a bit when it came to being a Numan fan. I was wrong. I was in fucking awe of the man. He stood just a few feet away and I had never even dreamt of getting this close to my hero. I held my hand out to him and mouthed, “COME HERE.” He mouthed back to me, “NO YOU COME HERE” knowing full well that I couldn’t get up on the stage. He was teasing me! He waited about 10 minutes, then he bent over and shook my hand. Yep, that was GARY NUMAN shaking MY hand!! I quickly handed him a pen and my tour programme, which he signed; I even had time to take his picture signing it.

I have met Gary on 4 occasions, the best being at the first convention held in London where I had my picture taken with him. My Numan collection still grows: rare records, concert recordings, more pictures, thanks to the wonderful eBay. Favourite song? Still CARS. After all this time I have never got bored of it. Album? Again, The Pleasure Principle is an outstanding piece of work that still sounds relevant even today: “Noise Noise,” “The Machman,” “Every Day I Die,” “This Is My House,” “We Are So Fragile,” “I Die You Die,” “Complex,” “I Dream Of Wires,” “My Shadow In Vain,” “Tracks,” and “Cry The Clock Said.”

Amazing talent. I will always prefer Gary’s older material, but the new stuff is still good; just not as good.

“Noise Noise” by Gary Numan via YouTube user patrickingham21:

“My Shadow In Vain” by Gary Numan via YouTube user dashproductions:

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 8-23-11

Ed was back…he had arms full of vinyl treasures…and the music was HOT. It was definitely an obscure 80s music fanatic’s fantasy come true. Didn’t get enough of a fix? Join us next week and Ed will make sure you’re hooked up.

Tune in to Ed and his “if not obscure 80’s music, then what’s the use?” 80’s Retrospect show on CFRC-FM from 8 pm until 10 pm on Tuesday nights. Ed takes requests by phone: (613) 533-CFRC (2372) or email: retrospectcfrc at yahoo dot ca. Indulge yourself in some “80’s Music that doesn’t suck.” I guarantee die-hard 80’s New Wave/post-punk fans will not be disappointed.

CFRC-FM Playlist August 23, 2011

Basement of Carruthers Hall in Queens University, Kingston, Ontario
ED-FM ~ Retrospect
80’s Music That Doesn’t Suck
If the “Listen Live” link on the CFRC Website doesn’t work, copy and paste this URL into your Windows Media Player:
Join us in the Chat Room during the show – either click the link on the right menu under the Rave and Roll graphic, or here.
To listen to any shows that you may have missed, go to the CFRC website and look up the archives under the “Programming” drop-down menu. You can enjoy Ed’s previous shows in one-hour increments.

Box – Friends
BB Gabor – Metropolitan Life
English Beat – What’s Your Best Thing
Shriekback – Under The Lights
Tumblers – Spike Of Love
Payola$ – Perhaps Someday
Ministry – Work For Love (extended)
Degrees Of Freedom – Risk
Screaming Mimis – Dancing With Stars In My Eyes
Yello – Dr. Van Steiner
Endgames – First, Last, For Everything (club version)
Rational Youth – Holiday in Bangkok
Gary Numan – Jo The Waiter
Altered Images – Love to Stay
Bauhaus – Passion Of Lovers
Yeah Yeah No – Blood Soup (peel sessions)
Car Crash Set – Scarred
Chills – Pink Frost
Maurice & The Cliches – Soft Core
Section 25 – Looking From A Hilltop (megamix)
Glove – Perfect Murder
Simple Minds – Someone Somewhere In Summertime

Marsbar Playlist ~ 8-21-2011

August 21, 2011

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight.

Be sure to have a great week…and before you know it, it’ll be time to meet up once again in the Marsden Theater. And, as always, sincere thanks to JerusalemSlim for his efforts to fill in the last two hours of the playlist – you *rock.*

Bloomfield & Kooper – Albert’s Shuffle
Blue Peter – Take Me To War
Bob Geldof – This Is The World Calling
Box  – My Dreams Of You
Carmen Twillie – Circle Of Life
Copyright – Radio (?)
Curtis Mayfield – Superfly
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Cutter
Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson – Cleanhead Blues
Elton John & Leon Russell – In The Hands Of Angels
Empire Of The Sun – Without You
Eric Clapton – Another Ticket
Extras – Jealous Girl
Freedom Or Death – Nobody Listens
Garfield – Private Affair
Genesis – The Carpet Crawlers (original, not 1999 version)
Gentleman Reg – Rewind
Godley & Creme – Snack Attack
Howard Devoto – Rainy Season
Imaginary Cities – Calm Before The Storm
Jackie Shane – Any Other Way
Jim Pepper – Witchi Tai To
Joe Cocker – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
John Martyn – I’d Rather Be The Devil (Devil Got my Woman)
Kinks – Catch Me I’m Falling
Klaatu – Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft
Leonard Cohen – In My Secret Life
Muddy Waters – I’m A Man (Mannish Boy)
New Pornographers – Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk
Northern Pikes – Things I Do For Money
Patrick Dorie – Sleep Where The Dead Dogs Lie
Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party – The Solutionists
Pink Floyd – High Hopes
Procol Harum – In Held ‘Twas In I
Psychedelic Furs – Sister Europe
Rialto – Monday Morning
Robbie Robertson – Houdini
Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast – Science Fiction Double Feature
Rough Trade – B-Movie
Sam & Dave – Soul Man
Simply Red – Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)
Sly & The Family Stone – Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin
Southside Johnny & The Jukes – Walk Away Renee
Specials – Ghost Town
Streetband – Toast
TBA – Love Across The Nation
Tears For Fears – Sowing The Seeds Of Love
Tom Robinson  – Listen To The Radio
Violent Kin  – Certain Disaster

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

The Secret Life of Numanoids ~ Part Six

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I met Caz a while ago through mutual friends on YouTube and MySpace where there is a large network of Numanoids. I have really had the pleasure of getting to know her better since we met up again on FaceBook.

Caz epitomizes what it means to be a loyal Numanoid. From her, I have learned that it’s OK to not be in love with everything that Numan does. What does matter is respect for the human being behind the stage personna, along with undying loyalty.

When asked how long she’s been a fan, I was not surprised to learn Caz has been Numanoid for over 31 years.

Caz answers the question, “What drew you to Gary Numan?” with, “Seeing him perform Are ‘Friends’ Electric? on the Old Grey Whistle Test programme.”

One word suffices when asked, “What does Numan’s music mean to you?” Caz responds automatically and plainly, “Everything. It’s there for me in good times and bad.”

Me: Can you name a favorite album?
Caz: OMG!! I can’t answer that!

Me: What about favorite songs—what would they be?
Caz: “Blue Eyes,” “Every Day I Die”…need I go on?

Me: Tell me about your most exciting Gary Numan moment.
Caz: Meeting him at the Last Great Warbirds Airshow.

Caz cites her photography as a way to express her love for Gary Numan. I have also seen pictures where Caz dresses up in full make-up and clothing resembling Numan’s Dance album cover in order to host live a show featuring Zara Band who play Numan’s music. In fact, here’s a video of her in action:

When asked if she has any other thoughts to share, Caz says wistfully, “May the God live forever, and I’d like to meet him once again.”

Amen to that!

“Blue Eyes” by Gary Numan/Tubeway Army via YouTube user garycee:

“Every Day I Die” by Gary Numan/Tubeway Army via YouTube user PatrickIngham21:

Marsbar Playlist ~ 8-20-2011

August 20, 2011

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight.

David premiered music from Violent Kin tonight. He also announced that he has a free download of one of their singles over at, so wander on over and grab a copy for your enjoyment. Meanwhile, here is the list until 10 pm. If anyone is willing to help out on Saturday nights with the list from 10 pm until midnight, please let me know.

Big Audio Dynamite – E=MC2
Blancmange – Blind Vision
Cake – Sheep Go To Heaven
Dandy Warhols – Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth
Econoline Crush – All That You Are
Elbow – Audience With The Pope
Endgames – First, Last For Everything
Farm – Very Emotional
Fiat Lux – Blue Emotion
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
Freedom Or Death – Inside
Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)
Gentleman Reg – We’re In A Thunderstorm
Images In Vogue – Rescue Me
Japan – Transmission
Mighty Lemon Drops – Out Of Hand
Moist – Silver
Motors – Airport
New Order – True Faith
Prodigy feat. Pop Will Eat Itself – Their Law
Rammstein – Los
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Sinners Of Saint Avenue
Spoons – B Movie
Teenage Head – Let’s Shake
Third World – Try Jah Love
Tin Star Orphans – Men With Guns
Velvet Underground – Rock ‘N’ Roll
Violent Kin  – The Honesty
Violent Kin – Under The Living Skies

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.