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Saturday, December 24, 2011

All Time is Now • Best of 2011!

Here are the full list of ALL TIME is NOW Best Long Players of the year 2011,
plus the Best Re-Issues of 2011.

My special guests for the end of year show were...
Jose Martinez music editor at Venice magazine and founder of, which covers music, film, arts and LA culture.
Rand Foster owner of Fingerprints Record store in Long Beach
We listen to all the crap you don't have to and only bring you the best!
Here they are (in no particular order)...

The BEST Long Player's of 2011!

All three agree...
El Camino by The Black Keys [Shark/Jose/Rand]
21 by Adele [Shark/Jose/Rand]
Cults by Cults [Shark/Jose]
Bad As Me by Tom Waits [Shark/Rand]

Slave Ambient by The War on Drugs
The King Is Dead by the Decemberists
Ceremonials by Florence + the Machine
Sundrunk Angels by Old Californio
Beautiful or So What by Paul Simon
Low Country Road by Greg Allman
Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes

Celestial Electric by AM & Shawn Lee
Every Waking Moment by The Dear and Departed
Nick 13 by Nick 13
The Golden Age of Knowhere by Funeral Party
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds by Noel Gallagher
Destroyed by Moby
Young the Giant by Young the Giant

Gentle Spirit by Jonathan Crowes
Elsie by Horrible Crowes
Loomer by Korey Dane
Pressure & Time by Rival Sons
Graduation Ceremony by Joseph Arthur
Wasting Light by Foo Fighters
Will the Guns Come Out by Hanni el Khatib
Billy Jack by HoneyHoney
Leave No Trace by Fools Gold

The BEST Re-Issues of 2011!

Actung Baby: Deluxe Edition by U2
Thin Lizzy remasters
Some Girls: Deluxe Edition by Rolling Stones
SMiLE Sessions by The Beach Boys
Life's Rich Pageant: Deluxe Edition by R.E.M.
Phil Spector box set
Nevermind: Deluxe Edition by Nirvana
What's Going On (40th anniversary edition) by Marvin Gaye
The Joys of Living 2008-2010 by Sharks
Gish: Deluxe Edition & Siamese Dream: Deluxe Edition by Smashing Pumpkins

BIGGEST Disapointments
Lulu by Lou Reed & Metallica
Jack White & Insane Clown Posse
King of Limbs of by Radiohead

Tell us what LP's you think deserve to be on this list as well.

Have a wonderful holiday and all the best for 2012.

Thanks for listening.

DJ Shark 
Tell all your friends, there's good rockin' online.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

All Time is Now • Episode #023 - Best of 2011

A L L   T I M E  i s   N O W
Our playlist from Hour Two of Episode #023,
Dec 18th 2011
the third week of December...

Guest: Rand Foster
Special Guest for the full hour is the owner of Fingerprints Records in Long Beach. One of the great Southern California indie record stores. Recently moved to a new larger location (with next door cafe). 420 E. 4th Street in Long Beach
For more info...
Guest: José Martinez

Special Guest for the full hour is the music editor at Venice magazine and founder of Covering music, film arts and LA culture.
For more info...
1. LONELY BOY by The Black Keys
THE BEST of 2011 (All of us): The lead single from the bands seventh Long Player, El Camino (The Road).

2. PRESSURE AND TIME by Rival Sons

THE BEST of 2011 (Rand): The Long Beach band's second Long Player, Pressure and Time.
3. CULTS by Cults
THE BEST of 2011 (Jose and Shark): The self titled debut Long Player from New York City's Cults.

4. BABY MISSILES by War On Drugs
THIS WEEK in 2011 (Shark): The second Long Player, Slave Ambient from Philadelphia's War On Drugs.

5. NATURAL RHAPSODY by Jonathan Wilson
THE BEST of 2011 (Rand): Recorded in Laurel Canyon, CA, from the Long Player, Gentle Spirit.

6. DARK INTO LIGHT by AM & Shawn Lee

THE BEST of 2011 (Jose): The duet record from London and Los Angeles from AM and Shawn Lee, Celestial Electric. Sending eachother tracks back and forth via email, neither one had met each other until after the LP was recorded!

7. A COOL PLACE IN THE LIGHT by Old Californio
THE BEST of 2011 (Shark): The best in Southern California  Americana!

8. OH LOUISE by Korey Dane
THE BEST of 2011 (Rand): The indie duo from Long Beach with their Long Player, Loomer.

9. CARRY MY BODY DOWN by Nick 13
THE BEST of 2011 (Jose): The solo debut from Nick 13 of Tiger Army.
10. DON'T CARRY IT ALL by The Decemberists

THE BEST of 2011 (Shark): The sixth Long Player, The King Is Dead from Portland's own Decemberists. Hit #1 the first week.

11. I WITNESSED A CRIME by The Horrible Crowes

THE BEST of 2011 (Rand): From the Long Player, Elsie. The Gaslight Anthem's main man Brian Fallon's side project with guitar tech, Ian Perkins. Recorded in hotel rooms while out on tour.

12. SWEET HARNESS by Sharks

THE BEST RE-ISSUES of 2011 (Jose): One of the brand new tracks on the Long Player compilation, The Joys of Living 2008-2010 from UK punk band Sharks.

13. SHAKE IT UP by Florence + The Machine
THE BEST of 2011 (Shark): The second Long Player, Ceremonials from Florence + The Machine.

It's hard to dance with the devil on your back,
So shake it off!
’cause It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll.


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Sunday, December 11, 2011

All Time is Now • Episode #022 - Side Two

A L L   T I M E   I S   N O W
My playlist from Side Two of Episode #022
Dec 11th 2011
the second week of December...
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1. SUN CITY by Artists United Against Aparteid
THIS WEEK in 1985: Little Steven and Arthur Baker's organized protest record to help end aparteid in South Africa.
2. I SHOT THE SHERIFF (Live) by Bob Marley & The Wailers
THIS WEEK in 1974: BobFrom Bob Marley and The wailers' classic Live Long Player, LIVE!
3. TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS by Toots & The Maytels
The John Denver classic remodeled by Toots & The Maytels from their second Long Player, In The Dark.
HAPPY 65TH BIRTHDAY to Toots Hibbert on Dec 8th
4. BELLEVILLE RENDEZ-VOUS from The Tripplettes of Bellville
THIS WEEK in 2003: The Oscar® nominated song from the Motion Picture, Les Tripettes de Belleville. Written by score composer Benoït Charest, sung by Matthieu Chedid.
5. I CAN'T BE SATISFIED by Greg Allman
The Muddy Waters cover from Greg's most recent Long Player, Low Country Blues.
HAPPY 64TH BIRTHDAY to Greg on Dec 8th
THIS WEEK in 1971: The British comedian, Benny Hill's ode to Ernie the milkman was #1 in the UK for four weeks.  
7. RINGO by Lorne Greene
THIS WEEK in 1964: The Bonanza star, Canadian actor Lorn Greene's #1 hit (Canada & the US). From the Long Player, Welcome To The Ponderosa. 

8. RINGO BEAT by Ella Fitzgerald
THIS WEEK in 1964: The positive effect of The Beatles first wave of success sent many ripples throughout popular culture. After covering The Fab's, "Can't Buy Me Love", Ella wrote this ode to Beatle' Ringo. The man with the beat that the kids dig the most.
9. I SMELL A RAT by Big Mama Thornton
The legend! Her single from 1854.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton on Dec 11th
10. SWEET NOTHINGS by Brenda Lee
The "Little Dynamite" child star's hit from 1959 when she was only 15 years old.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Brenda on Dec 11th

11. A HARD RAIN'S A GONNA FALL (Live) by Bob Dylan with The Tokyo New Philharmonic Orchestra
THIS WEEK in 1962/1994: Live at The Great Music Experience in Japan, Bob performing live with the 90 piece, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Michael Kamen.

12. WAITING ON A FRIEND by The Rolling Stones
THIS WEEK in 1981: The Goats Head Soup era track finally comes to light. From the Long Player, Tattoo You.


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and to share with your friends,
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