Lopsided World of L

We’ll take this week off save today as Jonathan L keeps us warm with his sounds from Germany and beyond.

May your holiday continue to be grand.

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

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*Childish Gambino “Heartbeat”
*Fernthal “Mode Depeche”
*All Mankind “Can You Hear Me?”
*Dismantled “Disease”
*Big D and the Table Kids “One Day”
*David Lynch “Strange And Unproductive Thinking”
The Real Tuesday Weld “Love Lust Month”
*Guided By Voices “The Unsinkable Fats Domino”
*Larissa Ness “Clarity”
*Cyko Miko “Who’s Next”
*Phil Hendriks/Stiffs “If Everyday Was Like Christmas”
*Light FM “Mercy”
*Immortal Technique “The Martyr”
DJ Shadow “Circular Logic (Front To Back)”
*Brother Reade “Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Truth”
(Minutemen cover)
*Angus Khan “Rock Fight” (Cheech & Chong cover)
*The Break Up “Lightening”
The Elves Of Heaven (Martin Clancy) “Hard Times On 34th Street”
*Franco & The Dreadnought “Mute”
*Sixx: A.M. “Sure Feels Right”
*Shifter X “The Farm”
*Childish Gambino “Sunrise”
*Frankie and the Heartstrings “It’s Obvious”
*Vex “Dogma Dance”
*iVardensphere f/ Caustic “Miopic”
*Absolute Body Control “Do You Feel It Inside”
*M.O.P. & The Snowgoons “Get Yours”
Bruce Hammond Earlam “Nail The Snail”
*Greenhaven “Southbound (Laughlin River Run)”

Christmas 2011-Bono

I have broadcast live every Christmas Eve for over three decades.

The tradition continues tomorrow on WFNX in Boston (101.7) and www.wfnx.com from 6:00pm-Midnight.

Here is a rare gem that I play every year.

Bono reads a poem by Irishman John F. Dean with U2 music in the background.

“Driving to Midnight Mass (On a Dublin Christmas Eve)”

Cristmas 2011-Jaggery

Jaggery is a quintet out of Boston with piano, viola, harp, contrabass, percussion and the striking ethereal voice of songwriter Mali Sastri coalescing into their own magical universe.

For Christmas they have created a most beautiful rendition of “Coventry Carol.”

From their website and Wikipedia, Jaggery informs:

The Coventry Carol is a Christmas carol dating from the 16th century. The carol was performed in Coventry in England as part of a mystery play called The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors. The play depicts the Christmas story from chapter two in the Gospel of Matthew. The carol refers to the Massacre of the Innocents, in which King Herod orders all male infants under the age of two in Bethlehem to be killed. The lyrics represent a mother’s lament for her doomed child. It is the only carol that has survived from this play.

“Coventry Carol” is available as a no-minimum pay-what-you-want download.

Christmas 2011-Matthew Ryan

Matthew Ryan is a singer/songwriter who has been recording and performing since the late 90s with a discography that includes 14 albums.

His version of “Little Drummer Boy” is my favorite.

This year he has written such a simply yet delightful Christmas song.

“It’s Christmas Time!” is a free download as well.

“Little Drummer Boy”

“It’s Christmas Time!”


Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah.

Although Hanukkah songs are sparse, last year Matisyahu wrote truly the best song ever about the holiday.

This year we return with a remix of “Miracle” as we celebrate the Festival of Lights.

Happy Hanukkah!

“Miracle” (featuring Shyne)

Lopside World of L

A man after my own heart, this week Jonathan L features Women Who Rock!

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopside World of L (Hour 2)

“THE SHE SHOW” -all women that rock!

*Marianne Faithfull “Past Present And Future”
Sister Sin f/ Liv Jargell “Times Aren’t A Changing” (2010)
*Miracle Flair f/ Taira “With Each Step”
*Jasmine Solano “That’s Not It”
Juliette Lewis “Fantasy Bar” (2009)
*Girl In A Coma “Mother’s Lullaby”
Evil Stig f/ Joan Jett “Spear & Magic Helmet” (1995)
She Rockers f/ Betty Boo “On Stage” (Utah Saints mix 1990)
*The Ettes f/ Lindsay “Coco” Hames “Seasons”
Kerli “Tea Party” (2010)
Beautiful Things f/ Dina D’Alessandro “Hey Hey Hey”
Queen Adrina “I Adore You” (2000)
Goldfrapp “Lovely Head” (2000)
The Do f/ Olivia B “Queen Dot Com” (2010)
Daybehavior f/ Paulinda “So Shut Your Eyes”
Nightwish f/ Annette Olzen “Amaranth” (2007)
Groove Armada f/ GranMa Funk “I See You Baby” (Fatboy Slim mix 1999)
Miss Derringer f/ Elizabeth McGrath “Tell Me So” (2009)
Ronnie Spector f/ Joey Ramone “Bye Bye Baby” (1999)
Chrissy Murderbot f/Warrior Queen “Under Dress”
Atari Teenage Riot f/ Nic Endo “Digital Decay”
Epica f/Simone Simons “Burn To A Cinder”
The Duel f/ Tara Rez “Jump”
Lunachicks “Jerk Of All Trades” (1995)
Katzenjammer “A Bar In Amsterdam” (2010)
Girlschool “London” (2008)
*Mandasue Heller “Twisted Love”
Edith Hanke -German musik from the 1930’s
Uffie “MCs Can Kiss” (2010)
*The Slot f/ Daria Stavrovich “Broken Mirror”
Richard X presents Deborah Evans-Strickland “Walk On By” (2003)
Kate Crash “Ain’t Got Much”
Genitorturers f/ Gen “Jackin’ Man” (1993)

She & Him

‘Tis the season so today we begin to feature new holiday songs.

One of the most charming comes the always delightful duet known as She & Him.

Zooey Deschanel and M.Ward deliver the album A Very She & Him Christmas.

“Christmas Waltz” is my favorite.


Gotye is the nom de plume of Wouter De Backer, a musician who was born in Belgium but has made Australia his home most of his life.

His 3rd studio album, Making Mirrors, was released earlier in the year in Australia and will soon make a splash here.

The irresistible single “Somebody That I Used To Know” topped the charts in Australia, New Zealand and Belgium.

“Somebody Thay I Used To Know” featuring Kimbra

Mazzy Star

Mazzy Star, the duo of Hope Sandoval and David Roback, have released their first new songs in over 15 years.

During the interim they both recorded and performed with a variety of artists including The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Chemical Brothers, Air, Massive Attack, and Beth Orton.

We can expect a new album in the new year.

“Common Burn” is the new single and reminds us of the beautiful quiet gentleness of their finest songs.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

We Stieg Larsson fans anxiously await the new The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo movie. The Swedish film trilogy was stellar so we’re most curious to experience the American version.

The soundtrack certainly bolds well for our cinematic expectations as The Social Network collaborators, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, are once again the musical maestros.

A 6-song instrumental sampler of their 3 hour opus is available as a free download.

Another song on the soundtrack is this searing version of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” sung by Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Lopsided World of L

I was in New York last week securing some marvelous music for the new year. More spotlighted songs beginning tomorrow but today we present our annual Monday Jonathan L radio podcast.

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Deer Tick “The Bump”
*Sixx: A.M. “Oh My God”
Kate Crash “Generation Of The Bored”
*Zman, Jthe Sarge “On A Hunt For A New Show”
*Stephan Malkimus & The Jicks “Senator”
*Wumpscut “Schrekk & Grauss”
*Stan Ridgway “Throw It Away” (2006)
Indian “Elvis & Spiders” (2008)
*Wayne Static “Around The Turn”
*Yacht “Beam Me Up”
*Proh Mic “Mothaship”
*Skinny Puppy “Village”
*The Coke Authority “Malice”
*Dessa “Alibi”
New Model Army “States Radio” (2009)
*Still Corners “The White Season”
*Sick Of It All “Us vs. Them”
Adam F (interlude)
*Everybody Else “First Class”
*Illuminati Congo “Get My Bruce Lee On”
*Indianna Dawn “Katja”
*Kazzoshay “Doppelganger”
*Zookeeper “Snow In Berlin”
*Action Bronson & Statik Selektah f/ Nina Sky “Cocoa Butter”
My Glorius “Minefield”
*Veva “Her”
*Capsula “Town Of Sorrow”
*Annie Automatic “Firefly”
*Actretongue “Flowers In The Attic”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L once again presents his weekly radio broadcast, Lopsided World of L, that we convert to an on-demand podcast.

So much good new music. Enjoy!

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

Still Corners “Into The Trees”
*Potluck “Show The World”
Aqua Teen Hunger Force “Skit” (interlude)
*Slash f/ Myles Kennedy “Ghost” (live)
*De/Vision “Plastic Heart (Side Chain Moog mix)
*Make Out “You Can’t Be Friends With Everyone”
*Wayne Static “Assasins Of Youth”
*The Rapture “Sail Away”
*Brainstorm “My Own Hell”
*The Front Bottoms “Bathtub”
*IamOmni “Pangea”
*Nous Non Plus “Bunga Bunga”
*Voodoo Swing “My Greasy Hair”
*Skinny Puppy “Gambette”
*Andrew W.K. “Go Go Go Go”
*DJ Shadow “Circular Logic (Front To Back)”
*Type O’ Negative “Liver” (interlude)
Placebo “Spite and Malice” (2000)
*Nachtblut “Kreuzigung”
*Triphazard “Hollywood Dreaming”
*Pop Will Eat Itself “Oldskool Cool”
(Bagga Bownz interlude)
*Van Wolfen “Mannerhass”
*Theophilus London “Stop It”
*Shiv-r “God Is Art”
*Chris Cornell “Fell On Black Days” (acoustic live)
Jedi Mind Tricks “Target Practice”
*Iced Earth “Anguish Of Youth”
*Vargo “Your Love” (interlude)
*Yokittyjo “Don’t Know Why”
*Nada Surf “When I Was Young”
Phone message (interlude)
*Fernthal “Believe In Love” (Rotersand Rework)


deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse”) is one of the most popular electronic DJs in the world.

His live shows are legendary as he mixes multiple tracks while wearing his trademark oversized LED mouse head.

His last album 4×4=12 was released in 2010 but the song “Raise Your Weapon” has recently been edited into a savory single.

Greta Svabo Bech from the Liverpool band Picture Book is the vocalist.

Girl in a Coma

Girl in a Coma is a Mexican-American trio out of San Antonio, Texas.

Nina Diaz-vocalist and guitar player-and sister Phanie-drummer-are joined by Jenn Alva on bass. They are signed to Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records.

There name is a reference to the 1987 Smith’s song “Girlfriend in a Coma”.

Their latest, Exits & All the Rest, is the 4th album from Girl in a Coma featuring the very catchy single “Smart”.