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outback witch house s01e26: i think i skipped episode 24 but let’s roll with it

because we SHOULD be at week 27 next week, because it’s the second half of the year… right? IT WAS A TOUGH WEEK, OK?

Don’t have much to add at the moment other than if you’re looking at the lack of radical action of a giant bureaucratic organization and being like wtaf, spend that energy on working towards something where you might actually be able to affect change, because if a year and change of our colleagues being in life or death situations = a third rail issue for said organization… yeah it’s not worth the bother. (I’m probably going to re-read this tomorrow and wonder what’s going on with my sentence structure. But it’s all good.)

There’s a coffee shop/bakery on my way to work that has an old-timey hearse out front. I swung in there to grab some pastries, and I tell you, that whoopie pie, chocolate frosted brownie, and half moon were an experience.

(I need to get back there soon. Photo cred: Yezhang Wang)

Playlist (also available on Spotify here):
The Damned – Eloise
Black Marble – Johnny & Mary
Missing Persons – Incense & Peppermints
The Sisters of Mercy – Temple of Love (1992)
Depeche Mode – Get the Balance Right!
King of Woolworths – Delia Derbyshire (BED)
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Happy House
Eleven Pond – Blood Ruins Film
Clan of Xymox – Stranger
HEALTH/Nine Inch Nails – ISN’T EVERYONE
Om Unit – Back at Plastic (Mr. Beatnick Remix – BED)
Neon Indian – Annie
The Rapture – Whoo! Alright – Yeah… Uh Huh…
Big Black Delta – Huggin & Kissin
The Horrors – Something to Remember Me By
Bear in Heaven – Idle Heart
Pye Corner Audio – The Black Mill Video Tape (BED)
Linea Aspera – Synapse
Pink Turns Blue – Walking on Both Sides
TR/ST – Sulk
John Carpenter – Weeping Ghost (BED)
The Church – Reptile
Them Are Us Too – Floor
Drab Majesty – Too Soon to Tell
Benedek – Doodat (BED)
Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)

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outback witch house s01e25: walk up a down escalator

Pour one out for Joe the bus driver, Topo Chico, Vince Clarke, and French toast. Also, the beach. The beach rules.

(screenshot from Dark Sun, ’90s PC game)

Playlist (also available on Spotify here):
TOBACCO – Street Trash
Bloodhound Gang – The Bad Touch
OFF – Electrica Salsa
Eleven Pond – Portugal
A Flock of Seagulls – I Ran (The KVB Remix)
Erasure – Elevation (BT Remix)
Legowelt – Clap Yo Hands (BED)
Depeche Mode – John the Revelator (DJ Remix)
Erasure – Fallen Angel (Georgia Remix)
ADULT. – Hand to Phone (Cordless Remix)
Yaz – Don’t Go (Todd Terry Remix)
bis – Don’t Let the Rain Come Down
TOBACCO – Honey of the Trick (BED)
Gary Numan – My Dying Machine (Massimo Carpani Remix)
Blancmange – Living on the Ceiling (Vince Clarke Remix)
Duran Duran – INVISIBLE
Propaganda – Dr. Mabuse (First Life)
TOBACCO – Truck Sweat (BED)
Cut Copy – Nobody Lost, Nobody Found
New Order – Be a Rebel (Arthur Baker Remix)
Martin Dupont – He Saw the Light
Pet Shop Boys – Love Comes Quickly
Xeno & Oaklander – Insomnia
TOBACCO – Self Tanner (BED)
Erasure – Sometimes

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outback witch house s01e23: when you’re in doubt, when you’re in danger

Stray notes before I retire: “The Promise” was #1 on the U.S. dance chart on this day in 1988. On June 18, 1988, Depeche Mode played the show recorded on 101.

Hope you had fun tonight – we’ll see you next time.

(P.S., I can’t figure out a good image for this week that doesn’t require effort I don’t currently possess, but like… what is up with the degree to which that Erasure song slaps?)

Playlist (also available from Spotify here):
Delerium – Euphoria (Firefly)
The Chemical Brothers – Star Guitar
Miniature Tigers/Neon Indian – Gold Skull
Metronomy – The Bay
Depeche Mode – Nothing (Live/101 Version)
John Talabot – El Oeste (BED)
Savages – City’s Full
Polystarra – Heart Wands
Cable Ties – Sandcastles
Boy Harsher – Westerners
Beacon – Feel Something (Remix X) (BED)
Royksopp/Karin Dreijer – What Else is There? (Thin White Duke Remix)
Games – Shadows in Bloom
Clio – Faces (2020 Remaster)
Retrofuture/Com Truise/Kavinsky – Are You
Bored Yet
Tristan Welch – Legislative Morality (BED)
Erasure – Secrets (Kim Ann Foxman’s Heaven Mix)
Tears for Fears – Pale Shelter
Heaven 17 – Who’ll Stop the Rain
Gang of Four – I Love a Man in Uniform
Loscil – Lux (BED)
Wye Oak – No Dreaming
Broadcast – Black Cat
Phantogram – Futuristic Casket
Cocteau Twins – Beatrix
Laurel Halo – Sunlight on the Faded
Underworld – Blueski (BED)
When in Rome – The Promise


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outback witch house s01e22 – everybody knows my name at the recreation center

Morale has improved.

No recording today because I’m a doofus, but here’s the playlist.

Playlist (also available on Spotify here):
Tacocat – Crimson Wave
Hercules & Love Affair/ANOHNI – Blind
LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends
Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
Mirwais – Disco Science
Daniel Avery/Alessandro Cortini – CC Pad (BED)
Front 242 – Don’t Crash
Nitzer Ebb – Control I’m Here
Bigod 20 – The Bog
Camouflage – That Smiling Face
Cold Cave – Confetti
Boards of Canada – Turquoise Hexagon Sun (BED)
Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice
Underworld – Bruce Lee
!!! – Dancing is the Best Revenge
Hot Chip – One Life Stand
Fever Ray – Triangle Walks (Spekctre Vocal Mix)
The Field – A Paw In My Face (BED)
Howling – Short Line (Alex Banks Remix)
Sneaker Pimps – 6 Underground
Beck – Sissyneck
UNKLE/Thom Yorke – Rabbit In Your Headlights
Mirwais – Involution (BED)
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Mr. No One