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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED - Episode 037 / Featuring the Sleepy & Freeze Show feat. Mic Crawf & Nick Nutter

I have been on TWO shows this week on Riverwest Radio.  I did my own last night and I did the Sleepy & Freeze feat. Mic Crawf show on Monday.  So here, for your edification are both shows.

This week's episode of Expect The Unexpected has more hard charging music than usual, owing to buying the new Flotsam And Jetsam, stumbling across a Skrillex/John Cena mashup and the passing of Nick Menza.  There are definitely some smoother moments, but the balance is in favor of the aggro.  Plus, "Sea Of Tranquility" has the best guitar solo of all time.  Not from a technical standpoint, but from a feelz standpoint.  Even if you have it at half volume, Abercrombie's tone is so piercing you might hurt yourself.

So here are this week's offerings...but wait!  I'm not done yet!  I'll be doing the Life...Welcome To Reality show on Friday from 6-8PM Central.  You can listen to that here when the time is right.





1. "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due" Megadeth
2. &q…

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED - Episode 036: Schizophonia

This week's episode is all about dynamics.  The ups and downs, the swells and fades, the sturm und drang of musical and emotional expression.  Sometimes you need to slam into a brick wall and go from 100 to 0 because that's what the moment calls for.  So this frantic oscillation between modes is the picture I'm trying to paint with this playlist.  Enjoy!  (Remember, you can follow me on Twitter @NicholasNutter for more updates on the show, and a bunch of other nerdy stuff I retweet.)



1. "Dirty Water" The Standells
2. "Dream" Mahavishnu Orchestra
3. "Losing Out" Black Milk feat. Royce Da 5'9"
4. "Backstairs" The New Pornographers
5. "The Mouth Licking What You've Bled" Meshuggah
6. "Prayers For The Dying" Kilgore
7. "Hold Off The Dawn" El Perro del Mar
8. "Alpha Male" Anthrax
9. "It's Over" Level 42
10. "Love Like Blood" Killing Joke
11. "Poltergeist&q…

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED Episode 035 - Request Line VIII

Wow, we had a wild one this week.  Post-grunge, alt. country, folk, thrash, gothic country, anime music, acoustic rock, classical theme music, saccharine pop, muthafukin' Riverdance, funk rock and Mariachi rock.  Have at this smorgasbord of crazy!  After all, you picked it!  (If you didn't and would like to hear something else, let me know @NicholasNutter on Twitter or leave me a comment.  I will play anything as long as it's less than one hour because that's how long the show is.)



1. "My Black Ass" Shellac
2. "Don't Start Me On The Liquor" Violent Femmes
3. "Country Death Song" Violent Femmes
4. "Brand New Key" Melanie
5. "Bare Bones" Overkill
6. "Do You Love Me" Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
7. Working!! (aka Wagnaria) Opening 1 [Full Version]
8.  "Could This Be Magic?" Van Halen
9. "Last Starfighter Theme" Craig Safan
10. "Daydream Believer" The Monkees
11. "Lord Of The …

Seriously "High" Wizardry: Diane Duane is out of her mind, and I love her for it

This book is insane.

Thought it was gonna be a kid's book about wizard detectives or something, and it winds up being this Hard Sci-Fi, philosophical existential treatise that takes place beyond the observable universe, uses string theory in 1990, depicts a 10 year old creating an entire new race of beings out of a sentient silicon plate the size of New Jersey and a battle against the force that invented entropy at the beginning of the universe.

SPOILER ALERT: The good guys win by enacting Olber's Paradox.  They STOP THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE so that every point in the sky becomes a light.  The theory of Olber's is if the universe is infinite yet static (not expanding or contracting) every point in the sky would be as bright as the sun, because there would be infinite stars...

Keep in mind THIS IS A FUCKING KID'S BOOK.

I LOVE THIS SHIT!!!

Also, there's a random character that helps Dairine through the continent-sized airport on Rirath B.  This turns out to be …

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED Episode #034 - Vinyl

It's a strange proposition to stream vinyl digitally, to go through the rigmarole of actually changing plates live with a single turntable, but hey, this show has never really been about normalcy or sensibility.  Presented for you here this week is part three of our Format Experiment, begun with Wax Cylinders and continued with 78's & 45's; now we move to LP's.  We've got warm vinyl velvety goodness for y'all, so come and get it!



1. "Synchronicity I" The Police
2. "Jungle Waterfall" Return To Forever
3. "Something About You" Level 42
4. "Nightmare Patrol" Brand X
5. "Airhead" Thomas Dolby
6. "Dixie Chicken" Little Feat
7. "Main Title / Klingon Battle" Jerry Goldsmith
8. "The Pleasant Pheasant" Billy Cobham
9. "Sailing Shoes" Robert Palmer
10. "Hey Julia" Robert Palmer
11. "Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley" Robert Palmer