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The Avalanches

The Avalanches is an Australian electronic group that now functions as the duo of Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi.

They take their time recording having only produced 3 albums since their formation in 1997.

The current disc, We Will Always Love You, includes some well-known guests such as Perry Farrell, Mick Jones, Blood Orange, Tricky, Jamie xx, Kurt Vile, Karen O, MGMT and Johnny Marr, the last two on the song “The Divine Chord”.

“The Divine Chord” featuring MGMT and Johnny Marr

Lopsided World of L

The new year with new music from Jonathan L.

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

#511 Berlin era   *denotes first time airs on show  + is replay

*Rafa “Fight No More” (Canberra, Australia)
*Reid Jamieson “Super Hero Girl” (Vancouver, Canada)
-VTransmission voice intro-
*VTransmission “Silence The Guns Armistice” (Manchester, England)
*Obijan “Endelig helg” (Bergen Norway)
-back and front announce-
*Engst “Schlechtes Gewissen” (Berlin, Germany)
*Versatile “Flashy Flashy (Get The Watch In)” (Dublin, Ireland)
-Where Did Nora Go voice intro-
*Where Did Nora Go “Undivided” (Aarhus, Denmark)
*Mister Misery “The Blood Waltz” (Orch. version) (Stockholm, Sweden)
-back and front announce-
*Tucker Lane “Love Or Hatred” (Toronto, Canada)
*Ajay Mathur f/ Paul Miles “Let’s Come Together” (Delhi, India)
-Cihanback voice intro-
*Cihanback “Bring It On” (Instabul, Turkey)
-Debauch voice intro-
*Debauch f/ Dzan & Diva Bee “Lie Of Attraction” (Melbourne, AU)
-back and front announce-
*Witchrider “Shadows” (Graz, Austria)
*Pastiche “Chasing Down The Fame” (Dublin, Ireland)
-Enigma Experience voice intro-
*Enigma Experience “Equilibrium” (Stockholm, Sweden)
-DEVN6 voice intro-
*DEVN6 “Resurrection” (Zurick, Switzerland)
-back and front announce-
*Adar Alfandari “Gold Dust” (Tel Aviv, Israel)
*Stefan Elefteriu “Lonely Alien” (Bucharest, Romania)
-Delanila voice intro-
*Delania “The Philosopher” (London, England)
*Voju “Waves” (Original mix) (Berlin, Germany)
-back and front announce-
*The Demo “Apart” (Middleton, England)
*Juggla “Knowledge Of Self” (Birmingham, England)
-I Want Poetry voice intro-
+I Want Poetry “For The Night” (Dresden, Germany)
-back and front announce-
*Jody And The Jerms “Since Yesterday” (Oxford, England)
*Waterflower “Palm vs Palm” (Latvia)
-Doro voice intro-
*Doro “Love Me In Black” (re-issue)(Düsseldorf, Germany)
-back and front announce-
*King Bruce f/ Giga Msezane “Nobuhle” (Durban, South, Africa)

Loma

Loma has been one of my favorite bands the past couple of years.

The trio of Emily Cross, Dan Duszynski, and (Shearwater frontman) Jonathan Meiburg have 2 albums, Loma from 2018 and most recently Don’t Shy Away.

Listen here to a track from each of these exquisite recordings:  “Who is Speaking?” (Loma) and “Half Silences” (Don’t Shy Away).

“Who is Speaking”

“Half Silences”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L’s Best of 2020.

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

#510 Berlin era

-Richard Butler congrats to all that made Best Of 2020-
The Scaners “Random City” (Lyon, France)
Ghostwood Development Project “Almost Human” (Leeds, England)
-Müholos voice/music intro-
Müholos “The End Of Times” (Outer Space/Europe)
-Richard Butler voice intro-
The Psychedelic Furs “You’ll Be Mine” (London, England)
-back and front announce-
Beat Hotel “Feel It” (Brighton, England)
Dubmatix & Prince Blanco “Gonna Be Alright” (Toronto, Canada)
-Clemix voice intro-
Clemix & DJ Unpier “D’marre” (Belgium)
-The Purple Shoes voice intro-
The Purple Shoes “Small Town Fairy Tale” (West Sussex, England)
-back and front announce-
Lizard Brain “32 Years” (Cambridge, England)
-Ellison voice intro-
Ellison “Sing” (Detroit, MI)
-Leanne Kingwell voice intro-
Leanne Kingwell vs Jonathan L “I Got You Babe” (Melbourne/Berlin)
-Jonny Polonsky voice intro-
Jonny Polonsky “Sign In The Window” (New York)
-back and front announce-
Art Theefe “Into The Room” (Oxford, England)
-Berlin Boom Orchestra voice intro-
Berlin Boom Orchestra “Dublin Connection” (Berlin, Germany)
-Josie Cotton voice intro-
Josie Cotton “Female Trouble” (Los Angeles, CA)
-Richard Butler congrats to all that made Best Of 2020-
-Art Of Empathy voice intro-
Art Of Empathy “Hugging Strangers” (Belgium)
-back and front announce-
The Urban Voodoo Machine “Living In Fear” (London, England)
-Jane ‘N The Jungle voice intro-
Jane ‘N The Jungle “Lucky 7” (Phoenix, AZ)
-Rusty Boilers voice intro-
Rusty Boilers “Gunman” (Tel Aviv, Israel)
-Georgia & The Vintage Youth voice intro-
Georgia & The Vintage Youth “Over Thinker” (Essex, England)
-back and front announce-
Brophy’s Law “Record Collector” (Copenhagen, Denmark)
-Jayleen Mc Carty voice intro-
Jayleen Mc Carty f/ Stellio “My Pride” (France)
Electric Feat voice intro-
Electric Feat “The Caveman” (Athens, Greece)
-Dramarama voice intro-
Dramarama “Beneath The Zenith” (Los Angeles, CA)
-back and front announce-
Thierry von der Warth “Patience” (Belgium)
-Ellie M voice intro-
Ellie M “Out Of The Blue” (London, England)
Mister Music vs Doctor Beat “Taking Over I Want It All” (Germany)
DJ Lady Lloyd meets Kinky Roland “Just Another” (London, England)
-back and front announce-
Zion Train f/ Lua & El Nation “Watch Where” (United Kingdom)

Eminem

We leave this dreadful year and enter the new with the great Eminem.

He just released a follow up to 2020’s Music to Be Murdered By, same title but Side B.

His internal rhymes and speed are a marvel and pointed as ever.

Here are two: “Gnat” and “These Demons”

“Gnat”

“These Demons (feat. Maj)”

Christmas/U.S. Girls

My favorite Christmas song this year is by U.S. Girls, the pseudonym for the Toronto-based American Meghan Remy.

“Santa Stay Home” perfectly reflects this year’s holiday.

BTW, tonight I continue with my annual show, Christmas Eve with Oedipus, 6 hours of non-traditional holiday music heard only once a year and centered on peace, love and understanding. Hear it on WGBH, 89.7 in Boston or wgbh.org.

6 pm-Midnight

“Santa Stay Home”

Lopsided World of L

A repeat from Jonathan L. to close out the year.  Older artists still relevant. Next time the Best of 2020.

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

This Special #481 first aired May 19- 24 

*Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp “Isolation” (John Lennon cover)
*Bob Dylan “I Contain Multitudes”
-Dr Robert (Blow Monkeys) voice intro-
*Monks Road Social f/ Dr Robert “Step By Step”
*Gerry & The Pacemakers “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (stereo 2020 version)
-back and front announce-
*Boy George f/ Dr. Brian Kennedy “Things Are Gonna Change”
-Josie Cotton voice intro-
*Josie Cotton “Run Pussy Cat”
+Sparks “I’m Toast”
-back and front announce-
*Bob Dylan “Murder Most Foul” (all 16:55 minutes)
-back and front announce-
*Deep Purple “Throw My Bones”
*Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes) “When She’s There”
-Richard Butler /Psychedelic Furs voice intro-

*Psychedelic Furs “You’ll Be Mine”
*Pearl Jam “Seven O’ Clock”
-back and front announce-
*David Byrne “I Should Watch TV” (Live on Broadway)

-Cherie Currie voice intro-
*Cherie Currie (Runaways) f/ Billy Corgan) “Blvds Of Splendor”
-John Easdale / Dramarama voice intro-
+Dramarama “Up To Here”
*Alanis Morissette “Reasons I Drink”
-back and front announce-
*Soul Asylum “If I Told You”
*Monks Road Social f/ Peter Capaldi (Dr. Who) “If I Could Only Pray”
-Max Raabe voice intro-
+Max Raabe & Palast Orch. f/ Mr. Lordi (Lordi) “Just A Gigolo”
+Boomtown Rats “Trash Glam Baby”
-back and front announce-
*Kansas “Throwing Mountains”
-The Romantics (Mike Skill) voice intro-
+The Romantics (Mike Skill) “Not My Business”
*Fiona Apple “Shameika”
-back and front announce-
+Cutting Crew “(I Just) Died In Your Arms” (Orchestral 2020 version)

Lopsided World of L

A special edition of Lopsided World of L  as Jonathan L features Indie songs not sung in English.

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

#509 Berlin era   *denotes first time airs on show  + is replay

 Sung in: (D)-Deutsch (F) French (J) Japanese (W) Welsh
(A) African) (N) Norwegian (P) Polish (SC) Scottish (SW) Swedish
(I) Italian (C) Chinese (T) Turkish (E) Estonian

*Hanns Blue “Freunde” (Alzey, Germany) (DE)
*KACIMI “Sous les Eaux” (Geneva, Switzerland) (F)
-Lamia Cross voice intro-
+Lamia Cross “Hiroshima-ce jour lâ remix” (Paris, France) (J-F)
*Odessy & Oracle “Antoine Rouge” (France) (F)
-back and front announce-
+Adwaith “Lan y Môr” (Wales) (W)
*Ancient Astronauts “Getto Youth Never Give Up” (Köln, Uganda) (A)
-Clemix voice intro-
+Clemix & DJ Unpier “Démarre” (Belgium) (F)
*Mêl “Cusco” (North Wales) (W)
-back and front announce-
+Vor Rotterdam “Bleiben” (Berlin, Germany) (D)
*Matterhorn “Døden og meg” (Trondheim, Norway) (N)
-Jayleen Mc Cartey voice intro-
+Jayleen Mc Cartey “Juste un peu perdu” (France) (F)
+Pipers Of The World “Highland Saga Canon” (Scotland) (S)
-back and front announce-
*Better Person “Dotknij Mnie” (Berlin / Warsaw) (P)
*John R. Kjellström “Ömsom Vin” (Sweden) (S)
-EsRAP voice intro-
+EsRAP “Sabaha” (Austria) (T)
+Gina Eté “Londres” (Switzerland) (F)
-back and front announce-
+Yelle “Karaté” (France) (F)
-kmfrommyills voice intro-
+kmfrommyills “Eri Tu” (Italy) (I)
+Papur Wal “Meddwl Am Hi” (Cardiff, Wales) (W)
-Berlin Boom Orchestra voice intro-
+Berlin Boom Orchestra “VXV” (Berlin, Germany) (D)
-back and front announce-
*Obijan “Ut av denne verden” (Bergen, Norway) (N)
+Karine Germaix “Je brule” (France) (F)
-Double Françoise voice intro-
+Double Françoise “Les Bijoux” (Mauléon Deux-Sévres, France)(F)
-back and front announce-
*Anita Mui (R.I.P.) “Love Has No Leeway” (Chinese translation) (Hong Kong) (C)
-Trad Attack voice intro-
*Trad Attack “Pass-pass” (Estonia) (E)
-Mélinée voice intro-
+Mélinée “Ma Clope” (Berlin, Germany) (F)
-back and front announce-
*Vacance “L’enfer” (Bordeaux, France) (F)
+Eleine “Mein Herz Brennt” (Rammstein cover) (Sweden) (D)
-Max Raabe voice intro-
+Max Raabe & Palast Och. “Mein Kleiner Grüner Kaktus” (Berlin) (D)
-back and front announce-
*Rien faire “La Racle route” (France) (F)

The Network

The Network is a side project of Green Day.

The Network’s debut album was in 2003 with Money Money 2020.

The follow-up has just been released entitled Money Money 2020, Part II: We Told You So!

Prophetic!

Here are 2: “Trans Am” and “Ivankkka is a Nazi”

“Trans Am”

“Ivankkka is a Nazi”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L’s exploration of new music.

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

#508 Berlin era   *denotes first time airs on show  + is replay

*Ghostlawns “Breaking Out” (Cardiff, Wales)
*Burning Soundz f/ Naphtali “Pure & Divine” (Auckland, NZ)
-I Want Poetry voice intro-
*I Want Poetry “For The Night” (Dresden, Germany)
*Wild Tibetan Monks “Cartoons” (Dublin, Ireland)
-back and front announce-
*Karl Phillips & The Rejects “Ingurland” (Northampton, England)
*Smokey Danger f/NAO “Dear God” (Essex, England)
-Arjen Lucassen voice intro-
*Ayreon “Condemned Without A Trial” (Holland)
*Kosta D & The Fortune Tellers “Seaside Town” (Sussex, England)
-back and front announce-
*Perfectparachutepicture “Lonely Landslide” (Sheffield, England)
*Saint Chaos f/ Sam Tinnez “Walk” (Berlin, Germany/Nashville)
-Debbie Nunn voice intro-
*Debbie Nunn “I Love The Way You Love Me” (United Kingdom)
*Ditsea Yella “Champagne & Caviar” (London, England)
-back and front announce-
*Veronica Fusaro “Beach” (Switzerland/Italy)
*Seejay “Renaissance” (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
-Enoka voice intro-
+Enoka “Salvation” (Sweden)
*The Bo Weevils “Sister” (Liverpool, England)
-back and front announce-
*St Lucifer “Sirens” (Manchester, England)
*Meilir “Ydy’r Ffordd Yn Glir” (Cardiff, Wales)
-Little Sparrow voice intro-
*Little Sparrow “Tears (Space Song) (Manchester, England)
*Revolt “Running From Demons” (Norway)
-back and front announce-
*Daz Cadwallander “Copycat” (Bolton Upon Dearne, England)
*Ahu “I & I” (Turkey/England)
-Müholos voice/music intro-
*Müholos “Mambo N°25” (Outer Space/Europe)
*Kalandra “Borders” (Norway)
-back and front announce-
*Hide & Seek “Bright Light” (United Kingdom/Netherlands)
*Vacance “Cristallisation” (France)
-Brian Carney/The Loved Drones voice intro-
*The Loved Drones “Headhand” (Belgium)
-back and front announce-
*Silverhook f/Tareq “Slow Motion” (London/Greece/Jordan)

Sault

Sault is a mysterious British musical collective that explores R&B, funk, dance, and house.

They have no social media presence and do not give interviews, perform live, create videos and offer no photos.

This year alone they have given us 2 incredible albums, Untitled (Black Is) and Untitled (Rise).

Listen to a song from each: “Wildfires(Black Is) and “Fearless(Rise)

“Wildfires”

“Fearless”

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