“Hello And Welcome!" - Daryl Grove (1979-2020)

The Mentos The Freshmaker Show (formerly known as Moose Hour) is my weekly streaming radio show. I play a variety of stuff suiting my varied and generally somewhat obscure tastes, including rock, jazz, and soul, much like I played on college radio in the 80s and 90s, when I was known as DJ Mentos the Freshmaker (hence the name of this show.)

The show currently airs on tilderadio at 0000 UTC on Tuesdays.

Episode 14: “Please Advise”

  • The Dismemberment Plan - Time Bomb
  • Pat Metheny - Zero Tolerance for Silence, Part 1
  • Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Zombie
  • Miles Davis - Spanish Key
  • Stereolab - Ping Pong
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Episode 13: “Everywhere Like Such As”

Each of the artists in this show either started out in, or were based most of the time in, a place where I have lived.

  • Bad Brains - Banned in D.C. (Washington, DC)
  • Beauty Pill - Pardon Our Dust (Washington, DC)
  • Breadwinner - Tourette’s (Richmond, VA)
  • Happy Flowers - They Cleaned My Cut Out With a Wire Brush (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Labradford - Accelerating on a Smoother Road (Richmond, VA)
  • Lungfish - Nothing Is Easy (Baltimore, MD)
  • Root Boy Slim - Dare To Be Fat (Washington, DC)
  • Sexual Milkshake - Hip Death Goddess (Ballad Of The) (Harrisonburg, VA)
  • Silver Jews - Random Rules (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Supersystem - Born Into the World (Washington, DC)
  • Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Me and Mia (Washington, DC)
  • The Slickee Boys - Here to Stay (Washington, DC)
  • Unrest - Imperial (Arlington, VA)
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Episode 12: “In The Outskirts”

  • KISS - Detroit Rock City
  • Elvis Costello - Radio, Radio
  • Suzanne Vega feat. Joe Jackson on piano - Left of Center
  • The Replacements - Bastards of Young
  • The Soul Searchers - Ashley’s Roachclip
  • Isaac Hayes - Walk on By
  • Prince and The Revolution - Kiss
  • Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees - Cities in Dust
  • The Jam - Town Called Malice
  • Sonic Youth - Expressway to Yr. Skull
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Episode 11: “Domo arigatou, Mr. Roboto”

  • Guillemots - Trains to Brazil
  • Guided by Voices - Motor Away
  • TV on the Radio - Caffeinated Consciousness
  • Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You
  • LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean
  • New Order - Shellshock
  • New Fast Automatic Daffodils - Big
  • Loop - Got to Get It Over
  • Arcade Fire - Intervention
  • Fort Knox Five - The Brazilian Hipster
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Sleepy Wonder & Gunjan - Warning Shots
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Episode 10: “What’s Your Meaning, Larry?”

  • The Monks - Monk Time
  • Blue Öyster Cult - The Red and the Black
  • The Flaming Lips - God Walks Among Us Now - Jesus Song No. 6
  • Pink Floyd - See Emily Play
  • Tricky - Christiansands
  • Medicine - The Pink
  • Jawbox - FF=66
  • Jawbox - Savory
  • The Byrds - Eight Miles High
  • John Coltrane - India
  • The Pop Group - She Is Beyond Good and Evil
  • Joy Division - Dead Souls
  • The Evolution Control Committee - Rebel Without A Pause (Whipped Cream mix)
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Episode 9: “Daydream Sparks”

  • Sleater‐Kinney - Entertain
  • Lush - Ladykillers
  • Tsunami - Water’s Edge
  • Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Some Velvet Morning
  • Donny Hathaway - A Song for You
  • Nina Simone - Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor - East Hastings (excerpt)
  • Steroid Maximus - ¡Quilombo!
  • Sonic Youth - Rain King
  • Crescent - Sun
  • The Church - The Unguarded Moment
  • The United States of America - Coming Down
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Episode 8: “The Bingo Game That Made The Man”

  • Spacemen 3 - Revolution
  • Can - Vitamin C
  • Massive Attack - Be Thankful for What You’ve Got
  • A.C. Newman - The Palace at 4 A.M.
  • Spiritualized - Feel So Sad (7″ single version)
  • Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine
  • Daniel Lanois - Sonho Dourado
  • Pale Saints - Kinky Love
  • Low - Especially Me
  • Bailterspace - EIP
  • Girls Against Boys - She’s Lost Control
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Episode 7: “Drop Out Of B.U.”

  • Queens Of The Stone Age - You Think I Ain’t Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire
  • A Certain Ratio - Do The Du
  • Kraftwerk - The Robots
  • Handsome Boy Modeling School - Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II)
  • Dinosaur Jr. - Just Like Heaven
  • The Afghan Whigs - My World Is Empty Without You
  • Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers - Bustin’ Loose
  • The Art Of Noise - Beat Box (Diversion One)
  • Romeo Void - Never Say Never
  • The Modern Lovers - Modern World
  • A Flock Of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song
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Episode 6: “Less Talk, More Rock”

  • New Order - Blue Monday
  • Sonic Youth - Teen Age Riot
  • Faraquet - Cut Self Not
  • Arcade Fire - Black Mirror
  • Interpol - Untitled
  • Killing Joke - Love Like Blood
  • Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
  • The Birthday Party - Mr Clarinet
  • The Slits - Newtown
  • The Damned - Wait for the Blackout
  • The Dream Syndicate - Tell Me When It’s Over
  • LCD Soundsystem - New York, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down
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Episode 5: “Technical Difficulties”

This show featured no voiceovers due to me having a sore throat, and a few tracks were played at the wrong speed due to… reasons.

  • Poster Children - Water
  • Bauhaus - In The Flat Field
  • Sonic Youth - Schizophrenia
  • Don Caballero - Lucky Father Brown
  • Animal Collective - My Girls
  • Arcwelder - Raleigh
  • My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow
  • Earth - Introduction
  • Pitchblende - Redcap
  • Pixies - Gigantic
  • The Clash - Up In Heaven (Not Only Here)
  • Wire - Lowdown
  • Spacemen 3 - When Tomorrow Hits
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Episode 4: “THINK”

Main Set List

  • Spoon - You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
  • Gnarls Barkley - Smiley Faces
  • Beastie Boys - Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun
  • DJ Shadow - Building Steam With a Grain of Salt
  • Tune-Yards - Gangsta
  • TV On The Radio - Wolf Like Me
  • Spiritualized - Electricity
  • Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
  • Beauty Pill - You Are Right to Be Afraid
  • My Morning Jacket - How Do You Know
  • The Mars Volta - The Widow
  • WU LYF - We Bros

Incidental Music

  • The Budos Band - Up From The South
  • 5ive Style - Deep Marsh
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Episode 3: “New Day Rising”

Main Set List

  • Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
  • Polvo - Batradar
  • PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me
  • The Wedding Present - Dalliance
  • Unrest - Teenage Suicide
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Y Control
  • My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise
  • Hole - Violet
  • Ride - Like A Daydream
  • Loop - Vapour
  • Wire - 12XU
  • Devo - Uncontrollable Urge

Incidental Music

  • The Budos Band - Up From The South
  • Khruangbin - Summer Madness
  • MF DOOM - Coco Mango (FloFliz Remix) (Instrumental)
  • 5ive Style - Deep Marsh
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Episode 2: “Our Own Correspondent”

Main Set List

  • Wire - Reuters
  • Suicide - Ghost Rider
  • Ultravox - Rockwrok
  • Drive Like Jehu - Here Come The Rome Plows
  • Fugazi - Smallpox Champion
  • Girls Against Boys - Rockets Are Red
  • Minutemen - Corona
  • The Bad Plus - Velouria
  • ESG - UFO
  • Stereolab - French Disko
  • Broadcast - Come On Let’s Go
  • Saint Etienne - Nothing Can Stop Us

Incidental Music

  • The Budos Band - Up From The South
  • Kaytranada - Weight Off
  • 5ive Style - Deep Marsh
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Episode 1: “Twenty-Five Years”

Main Set List

  • Sonic Youth - Tom Violence
  • Hüsker Dü - Don’t Want to Know If You Are Lonely
  • Replacements - Can’t Hardly Wait (The Tim Version)
  • Mission of Burma - Academy Fight Song
  • Big Black - Kerosene
  • Ornette Coleman - Lonely Woman
  • And You Will Know Us By the Trail Of Dead - Isis Unveiled
  • Eleventh Dream Day - Testify
  • Slint - Glenn

Incidental Music

  • The Budos Band - Up From The South
  • Thievery Corporation - Un Simple Histoire
  • Kaytranada - Weight Off
  • 5ive Style - Deep Marsh
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