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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 
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

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

I N D I E 1 0 3 1 • ALL TIME is NOW
My playlist from Hour One of Episode #023,
Dec 18th 2011
the third week of December...
Special Guests for the full hour:
Rand Foster, Owner of Fingerprints Records in Long Beach, and
José Martinez, music editor from VENICE magazine and founder of

1. POLICE ON MY BACK by The Clash
THIS WEEK in 1980: The Eddy Grant cover from the triple disc Long Player, Sandanista!.

HAPPY 56th BIRTHDAY to bassist Paul Simonon on Dec 15th
2. ALL THE RIGHT FRIENDS (Athens Demo) by R.E.M.
BEST REISSUES of 2011: The classic 1986 R.E.M. Long Player, Lifes Rich Pageant reissue features a second disc of demos recorded in Athens GA.

HAPPY 53rd BIRTHDAY to bassist Mike Mills on Dec 17th
BEST REISSUES of 2011: From the bonus disc of their 1977 Long Player, Bad Reputation: Deluxe Edition.
4. DON'T BE A STRANGER by The Rolling Stones
BEST REISSUES of 2011: The bonus disc of their classic 1978 Long Player, Some Girls features an LPs worth of unreleased music.

HAPPY 68th BIRTHDAY to Keith Richards on Dec 18th
• SONIC HISTORY LESSON - Auto Accident of Guiness heir, Tara Browne
THIS WEEK in 1966: "I read the news today, oh boy." 
5. A DAY IN THE LIFE by The Beatles
The classic song written while John had the Daily Mail newspaper open on his piano stand. Reading about the autopsy report of London Swinger Rara Browne.
6. GOOD VIBRATIONS by The Beach Boys
BEST REISSUES of 2011: The legendary lost Beach Boys LP of 1967 is finally finished. The million selling #1 single, "Good Vibrations" was compiled / edited from 30 hours of recording down to 3 minutes of Pure Pop.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Carl Wilson on Dec 21st (1946)
7. Lulu by Lou Reed / Metallica
DISAPPOINTMENT #1: Intolerably bad.

8. LECH MICH IM ARSCH by Jack White / Insane Clown Posse
DISAPPOINTMENT #2: The collaboration no one wanted to see or hear. ICP rapping over Mozart. The only rational response is... "This is a joke, right? Right!?!?"

9. THE KING OF LIMBS by Radiohead
DISAPPOINTMENT #3: Not as bad as #1 and #2 but, Radiohead are better than this. The first track is unlistenable. Should have been an EP and/or Thom Yorke's 2nd solo LP.

10. BEAUTIFUL by Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello covers Christina Aguilara, from the compilation LP, House M.D. Original Television Soundtrack.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Christina on Dec 18th
11. MRS ROBINSON by Frank Sinatra
The Simon & Garfunkle hit gets a re-write from Frank, taking out the lines,  "Jesus loves you", Coo Coo Ca Choo, Joe Dimagio and adding a new verse referencing the plot of the film. From Frank's 1969 Long Player, My Way.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Frank on Dec 12th (1915)

Then one fine morning, She puts on an LA Station
You know, she don't believe what she heard at all,
She started shakin' to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by Rock ‘n’ Roll.


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Sunday, December 18, 2011

All Time is Now • Episode #023 - The 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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For your listening pleasure, 
and to share with your friends,
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