2014 – The April/May Playlists

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
Village of Nyght
Medical Adult Party

Yeah, you probably don’t want to ask what Medical Adult Party means.  I arrived with an axe in my head (splitting headache, get it?), and there was the usual bevy of naughty and evil nurses, a doctor or two, and one scary looking hypodermic needle.  I enjoy these parties immensely and, as Damia is fond of saying, I do enjoy requests, the weirder the better.  I also decided to play a bunch of bands from the old CBDG OMFUG (mostly the OMFUG).  That would be “Other Music For Underground Gormandizers”.  Punk and New Wave, in other words.  It was CBGB that gave us the Talking Heads, Johnny Thunder, Blondie, The Ramones, and a whole host of other delights in the late 70s and early 80s.

Voice of the Beehive – Adonis Blue
Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now
Thomas Dolby – Europa and the Pirate Twins
This Final Frame – Take No Prisoners
Strange Romance – Dressed in Black
Johnny Thunders – Born to Lose
The Dead Boys – Sonic Reducer
X-Ray Spex – Oh Bondage Up Yours!
*** Request *** Repo! The Genetic Opera – Night Surgeous
*** Request *** Blondie – Rip Her To Shreds
*** Request *** The The – Infected
Monty Python – Medical Love Song
Hazel O’Connor – Give Me An Inch
Generation X – Ready Steady Go
Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop
Sic F*cks – Chop Up Your Mother
Status Quo – Rockin’ All Over The World
Linda Kendrick – Stupid Cupid
*** Request *** Shock Treatment Cast (Richard O’Brien) – Shock Treatment
*** Request *** Oingo Boingo – Weird Science
4 Out of 5 Doctors – Anna With Antennae
*** Request *** Mari Chrome – Toxic
Hong Kong Syndikat – Girls I Love
Karel Fialka – The Eyes Have It
*** Request *** The B-52’s – Party out of Bounds
Robert Palmer – Bad Case of Loving You
*** Request *** Bon Jovi – Bad Medicine
The Cult – Bad Medicine Waltz
*** Request *** Jonathan Coulton – I Feel Fantastic
*** Request *** The Sisters of Mercy – Doctor Jeep
Wayne County and the Electric Chairs – Night Time
*** Request *** INXS – Doctor
Talking Heads – Pulled Up
Doctor and the Medics – Burning Love
Tubeway Army – Everyday I Die
The Cure – A Forest
The Faces of Sarah – The Waiting Game
Killer Pussy – Teenage Enema Nurses in Bondage
Buck Naked and the Barebottom Boys – Enema Party
The B-52’s – Lava
The Police – Man in a Suitcase
The Clash – London Calling
XTC – Generals and Majors
The Cars – I’m in Touch With Your World
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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Village of Nyght
Zombie Jeebuz Day

Two weeks have passed, and I’ve been really procrastinating hard.  Generally, I do try to write up the playlists the night of or the day after the gig, but what with one thing or another, things happened, people exploded, worlds were destroyed, angels wept, and the end of all civilization was brought about.  Okay, not really.  But really, I just sort of forgot.  Plus it’s bloody hot in this room right now, and it’s difficult to type when you’re eating popsicles.

Easter came and went this year with a minimum of fuss.  The traditional Cadbury Creme Egg was consumed with relish.  No, I don’t mean that stuff made with dill pickles and God knows what else.  What are you, nuts?  No way would I eat chocolate with real hot dog relish.  That’s sick.  You go now.  Anyway, Easter.  It’s one of those holidays co-opted by one religion from another, and somehow involves zombie Sons of God, hard boiled eggs, bunny rabbits, and interesting hats.  Naturally, The Village would be involved in that sort of shenanigan in the only way we know:  A wickedly good party with even more wickedly awesome music.  If you ever show up at one of these shindigs, I do like taking requests, unless you ask for a certain French Canadian chick, who happens to be into old guys and sings in movies about boats.  But I digress…

Eden House – God’s Pride
Arts of Erebus – Pale Moon
Front 242 – Religion
Apoptygma Berzerk – Mourn (Mesh Remix)
Gary Numan – I Am Dust (Roman Remains Remix)
Acid Horse – No Name No Slogan
Nuns – My Religion
Easterhouse – Get Back To Russia
Adrian H and the Wounds – Straight Leg with a Crooked Stick
*** Request *** Santana with Everlast – Put Your Lights On
*** Request *** The Cure – Lullaby
All Fall Down – Arecibo
Jesus and Mary Chain – April Skies
The Call – I Still Believe (The Great Design)
*** Request *** Collide – White Rabbit
*** Request *** Lorde – Glory and Gore
*** Request *** Ostara – Bavaria
System Syn – Losing My Religion
Jesus on Ecstasy – Nowhere Girl
William Control – The Promise
Simple Minds – Up on the Catwalk
The Cure – A Night Like This
*** Request *** Creaming Jesus – Reptile
Joy Division – Transmission
The Chameleons – Everyday and Crucified
And One – Get You Closer
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Silly Thing
Gary Numan – Hybrid
Russ Ballard – Voices
*** Request *** Front 242 – Welcome to Paradise
Toy Dolls – My Girlfriend’s Dad’s a Vicar
Army of Lovers – Crucified
*** Request *** Freur – The Devil and the Darkness
Metropolitan – Bara Du
Hoodoo Gurus – Bittersweet
The Fixx – Secret Separation
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Covenant Remix)
Shriekback – Nemesis
*** Request *** Within Temptation – Crucify
The Sex Pistols – Holidays in the Sun
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Saturday, April 12, 2014
Village of Nyght
Death, Taxes, and My Birthday

Well, here’s to procrastination, everyone.  It’s Saturday, the week after the last gig, and I’m finally getting around to posting last week’s frivolity.  This is mostly due to “I dunwanna” and doing frivolous things that tire me out, like taking the lizard to the vet, going to work, and attempting to finish a dragon costume before A Clockwork Alchemy happens in the Doubletree in San Jose.  Oh the joys of not enough hours in the day.  Anyway…

Last week was a combination of Death, Taxes, and My Birthday.  I’m not sure people really knew how to react to the first two, but a few folks came out to help me celebrate my birthday a bit early.  You see, I had atrocious timing as a baby, and was born the day after the I.R.S. demands certain ritual sacrifice for monetary gain.  The set started out more or less with a synthpop feel and ended up in some other direction, mostly because like Internet Forum posts, a non-genre party just never stays much on topic.  All I can do is attempt to make these songs flow into each other nicely, rather than as patches of Rumble Strips on the freeway shoulder of your auditory senses.

Echo and the Bunnymen – Over the Wall
John Foxx – Underpass
Sparks – Beat the Clock
New Musik – Living By Numbers
Lions & Ghosts – Passion
Big Black Delta – Side of the Road
Minny Pops – Footsteps
Gary Numan – Are Friends Electric (Icon Mix)
Blancmange – Living on the Ceiling (Extended Mix)
*** Request *** Fortification 55 – And Tomorrow Atlantis
*** Request *** Faith & the Muse – Sredni Vashtar
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Red Light
The Sisters of Mercy – Colours
The Human League – The Black Hit of Space
*** Request *** Altered Images – Happy Birthday
You Shriek – Daggers
*** Request *** Dead Can Dance – Black Sun
*** Request *** The Arrogant Worms – The Happy Happy Birthday Song
Plasterscene Replicas – We Can Walk
Love & Rockets – Love Me
Gary Numan – A Shadow Falls on Me
Killing Joke – Corporate Effect
The Cure – A Short Term Effect
*** Request *** Ladytron – Cease2xist
Massive Ego – The Eighth Day
Cocteau Twins – Wax and Wane
*** Request *** Lene Lovich – Supernature
Bel Canto – Le Temps Degage”
*** Request *** Blue October – Dirt Room
Gary Numan – A Prayer for the Unborn
Zaine Griff feat. Kate Bush – Flowers
The Church – Hounds of Love
Ultravox – The Man Who Dies Every Day
DEVO – Find Out
Gary Numan – Metal
*** Request *** Haus Arafna – The Woman You Are
Kraftwerk – We Want Models (mashup)
Greg Vandike – Clone
Etienne Daho – Epaule Tatoo
O’Gar – Playback Fantasy
Gary Numan – I Am Dust (Roman Remains Den-O Mix)
DAF – Der Rauber Und Der Prinz
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Playground Twist
Ultravox – Rage in Eden
Weird Al Yankovic – Happy Birthday

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Saturday, April 5, 2014
Village of Nyght
Spring Into Evil

The Vernal Equinox happened.  Lent came and went, or may possibly still be a grand torture for many as they deprive themselves of various vices in the name of Passover, or whatever it is meant to signify.  I’m not Catholic, and can’t be bothered to Google it at the moment.  The play list needs to be written, after all, and it’s currently almost midnight on Tuesday, which means I’m about to turn into a pumpkin.  One of these days I’ll learn to write these things up right after a gig so I can move on with other things.  But you know, procrastination happens.  As does Easter, Passover, April Fool’s, National Uncle Taketh Your Money Day, and many other Spring Time Events, thus Spring Into Evil.

Most of the Village parties tend to have a pretty broad theme, mostly because those of us running the parties want things to be easy and no fuss.  Honestly, it’s a good way to deal with the usual boring bouts of “Best in Black” or “Best in Whatever”.  Technically, it’s still a “Best in Whatever” theme, but it’s dressed up in a fancy name, and inflicted on all the unsuspecting souls who pass through the graveyard for a bit of dancing and debauchery.  As such, we had the usual plethora of faerie folk turn up, plus a shimmering bumble bee, a guy experiencing an extremely bad hair day, and some freaky mushroom thing with arms and legs.  Yours truly went dressed as a Gothic Mad Hatter, because that’s just how I roll.  It was teal, which seems to be a nice Spring color.

This set, as most of my sets are wont to do, started off innocuously enough with New Wave and Gothic fun, and ran the gamut of various genres.  Oddly, the songs really seemed to fit each other nicely, like Legos.  Not the mish mash my friends and I were saddled with as kids – you know, the ones that were just blocks, with an occasional wheel or triangular piece; but rather, it fit together nicely like the Lego version of a Star Wars Tie Fighter, complete with Lego R2D2 on the back.  Don’t ask me how it happens, but it is not for me to question why.  That said, revel in it.  Here’s the list:

Marc Riley with the Creepers – Gross
Diary of Dreams – Dogs of War
VNV Nation – Space and Time
Seabound – Watching Over You
X-Ray Spex – Genetic Engineering
Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic – I Don’t Wanna Live In Reality
Book of Love – Alice Everyday
The Jesus and Mary Chain – Head On (The Lemon Mix)
Chalk Circle – 20th Century Boy
*** Request *** Goldfrapp – Ooh La La
Lions & Ghosts – Mary Goes Round
Units – Cannibals
Shriekback – Nemesis
Toto Coelo – I Eat Cannibals (Part 1)
*** Request *** Fine Young Cannibals – Good Thing (DJ Song choice)
Peter Murphy – I’ll Fall With Your Knife
*** Request *** The Cure – Lullaby
*** Request *** Gloria Jones – Tainted Love
The Bongos – Mambo Sun
*** Request *** T-Rex – Ride a White Swan (DJ Song choice)
Cinema Bizarre – Bang a Gong (Get It On)
CCCP – Orient Express
Blancmange – Living on the Ceiling
Thompson Twins – The Gap
*** Request *** La Roux – Bulletproof
Pop Will Eat Itself – Bulletproof
Kongos – Come With Me Now
The Cars – Double Life
Gary Numan – We Are Glass
A Flock of Seagulls – Never Again (The Dancer)
The Church – Electric Lash
*** Request *** Queensryche – Lucidity
*** Request *** Carlos Santana – Black Magic Woman (Rudy Retro Dynamic Cool Remix)
*** Request *** Cliff Richard – Living Doll (DJ Song choice)
The Monkees – Cuddly Toy
*** Request *** The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Suburban Space Invader
The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – I’m the Urban Spaceman
*** Request *** Simple Minds – Chelsea Girl
Metropolitan – Bara Du
The Smiths – Girlfriend in a Coma
White China – Smiles & Jokes

Here’s a little taste of 1981, courtesy of Metropolitan.


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It’s time yet again for a bunch of new play lists.  To be honest, there are times when I completely skive off writing these, and end up deleting the history in SAM Broadcaster.  This is such a time — the last two sets I did just got relegated to the aether, never to be heard from again.  It’s okay, there’s a lot more music where that came from, and the Village of Nyght is still kicking, though there are times it feels like it might be gasping its last.  It all depends on how financially stable the sim owner feels at any given moment, of course.  In any case, I figure it’s time to stop procrastinating long enough to give you a few more musical lists.  I’ve also linked the club name to the sim url, so if you ever get a hankerin’ for this brand of music, you need only click to go there.  One thing, though:  You’ll land in a sort of cave thing.  Take the Teleporter to “Party!!!”.  Any other choice will likely land you in the middle of shambling zombie hordes.

The regular party happens nearly every Saturday from 6pm till around 8pm.  It sometimes runs a bit late, and I usually start it a bit early.

I hope to get through the two hour plus set before my rice overflows all over the stove, so here goes:

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Village of Nyght
Vintage Theme

Depeche Mode – Route 66/Behind the Wheel
Able Tasmans – Little Hearts
John Carpenter – Escape from New York
Clan of Xymox – A Day (Remix)
Nine Circles – Twinkling Stars
March Violets – Snake Dance
London After Midnight – Kiss
The Mission – Garden of Delight
The Sisters of Mercy – I Was Wrong
The 69 Eyes – Gothic Girl
45 Grave – Evil
*** Request *** – Fatima Mansions – Stigmata
The Weird Sisters – Magic Works
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Gun
The Glove – Mr. Alphabet Says
Tones on Tail – Go! (Club Mix)
Love & Rockets – Yin & Yang & The Flowerpot Man
Ladytron – Little Black Angel
*** Request *** Momus – I Was a Maoist Intellectual
*** Request *** Savage Garden – Crash and Burn
Client – Zerox Machine
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Ray of Light
*** Request *** Visage – Mind of a Toy
Gary Numan – We Are So Fragile
*** Request *** The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Major
Marsheaux – No Sense
Futon – I Wanna Be Your Dog
Iggy and the Stooges – Gimme Danger
The Cult – Sanctuary (Secret Sun Remix)
The Psychedelic Furs – Heaven (McDoC Evo-XR Mix)
*** Request *** Roxy Music – Love is the Drug
The Cure – A Night Like This
Simple Minds – Promised You A Miracle
Able Tasmans – What Was That Thing
Trio – Ya Ya
Public Image Ltd. = Rise
The Bolshoi – TV Man
The Call – Everywhere I Go
OMD – We Love You

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