Yet another cool show this week on Community Noise. Join DJ Barnabas Wednesday 7pm and (repeat) Saturday 11am on KBFG 107.3 FM Seattle or stream at

We’ve got LA punk music, NY punk music, faux disco, neo-classical, spoken word — that’s just the first half of the show! We have Canadian hippies! Community Noise brings myriads of talent, all in one hour or less.

1. The Jesus and Mary Chain — “Frequency”
2. X — “Johny Hit and Run Pauline”
3. The B-52s — “Dance This Mess Around”
4. Alex Newell & DJ Cassidy — “Kill the Lights”
5. Alex Shapiro — “Tight Squeeze”
6. Allen Ginsberg — “Sunflower Sutra”
7. Patti Smith — “Paths That Cross”
8. David Byrne & St. Vincent — “The One Who Broke Your Heart”
9. Parquet Courts — “Yr No Stoner”
10. Tindersticks — “Fast One”
11. Weather Theatre — “These Things That I Depend On”
12. Klaatu — “Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft”
13. Tom Waits — “On the Nickel”


A few notes …

Alex Newell & DJ Cassidy created the song “Kill the Lights” for the HBO series, Vinyl. It represents the dawning of the Disco era in the early 1970s New York. Really good song.

Alex Shapiro lives in Friday Harbor and was delighted to provide music for Community Noise. Thanks, Alex.

That album cover is a detail of the Pre-Raphaelite painting Ophelia (First Version) by Arthur Hughes. I do not typically think of “Arthur” as a pre-Raphaelite name …