JULY 6, 2007 NATHAN SNOW PATROL SAYS "EVERY CAR YOU CHASE" IS "...FINE" Mercifully not adding "...if you like that sort of thing."2fm Ireland's afternoon DJ Rick O'Shea spoke with Nathan Connolly, guitarist from Snow Patrol, on Wednesday, and after discussing a little show the band are planning to perform at tomorrow, he brought up the topic of a goofy little mashup which has turned into a sort of international semi-hit. Mr. Connolly was kind, if somewhat unenthusiastic, first taking pains to point out it's "nothing to do with us," and finally allowing that he "has heard it and it's fine." His tone of voice betrayed a bit of annoyance, however, which is too bad considering the other big rock mashup I made should have been way more insulting to Green Day since its whole raison d'etre was Green Day's wholesale lifting of the chord structure from "Wonderwall," something I don't think is implied at all in "Every Car You Chase." But, you know, I understand, it's got to be weird to have one of your songs get bastardized and show up all over the radio without your knowledge or whatever. Anyway, in an amusing aside, he reveals it was his mom who first told him about it: "I had no idea what she was talking about.. but turns out she was right." Funny imaging that conversation: "Nate, sweetie, I hair yer pretty song on the rayydio this fair mornin', but it be all sullied with Sting I tell ya!" "Aw, ma, is ya on the sauce again?!" "Nah I tell ya, 'tis true: Sting, plain as day!" Anyway, host O'Shea suggested the band get together with The Police for a crowd-pleasing performance of the mashup, but Connolly was noncommital. Listen to the interview segment here:
Well, if you see the band at Live Earth tomorrow and Sting walks out to join them, somebody call me?
So anyway, it seems like a perfect time to update the big Snow Police Radio Tally board!
KISS 98.9 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma This and the following three stations showed up on a search for "Party Ben" today on MediaBase, the company that tracks music stations play.
Magic 93.1 - Boise, Idaho It's listed as getting spins on four US station currently but I know DC101 played it recently and that's not listed, so I don't know if it's complete.
Power 105.7 - Fayeteville, Arkansas I'm not exactly sure why these, er, "secondary markets" are jumping on it. Perhaps there something about it that appeals to the small-town demo?
Flounder's Mashups on DC101 - Washington, DC
Hey might as well put this down, although since it's a mashup show (airing Saturdays 10-midnight) it's not exactly much of a stretch.
98.7 The Peak - Phoenix, Arizona Mary writes to say she's a weekend DJ here and she asked her PD if she could play it and he said "OK!"
HO FM (!!!), 101.7 - Hobart, Australia Uhhh, huh huh huh huh, it's Ho FM, huh huh huh huh!!!! Is their sister station "Slutty 97?" "105.9 The Slattern?"
96.9 Star FM - Goulburn Valley, Victoria, Australia Apparently there's another Aussie radio network that's picked up "Every Car You Chase," meaning it's probably on a bunch of these stations, who knows.
Nova 100 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Is this part of Austereo or TheRadio? I can't keep any of these straight. But it's on their playlist, look!
Cream - Liverpool, England Unconfirmed reports say "Every Car You Chase" is being, er, "caned" at Liverpool's legendary Cream nightclub. Gary writes to say the reaction has been "euphoric;" that's the drugs doing that, Gary.
So, kids, what have we learned here today? Well, most importantly, American radio station logos are all really, really ugly.
Saturday, July 7, 2007 BOOTIE LA Two-year anniversary mega-bash!! Featuring Smash-Up Derby, DJ Paul V, Adrian & Mysteriuos D, myself.
Exciting new location: SAFARI SAM'S
5214 W. Sunset Blvd, Hollywood
9pm - 2am / 21+ / #12 / $8 before 10:30pm
Saturday, July 28, 2007 POP ROXX Featuring The Airborne Toxic Event (Live), plus DJs Kid HAck, Intoner, Solar, Dangerous Dan, and the Mini-Bootie Lounge with me and A+D upstairs!
DNA LOUNGE 375 11th St. @ Harrison, SF
9pm - after house / 21+ / $10
PARTY BEN IS...
"The Dumbest Name in Showbiz" (TM)
San Francisco DJ / producer / pop bastardizer. Resident DJ at Club Bootie.
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