Friday I’m In Love


01 Friday I’m In Love
02 Halo
03 Scared As You
04 Friday I’m In Love (Strangelove Mix)

INFO > There’s a bit of wry humor in posting “Friday I’m In Love”—a giddy love song by gloom rock’s elder statesmen—on All Hallows’ Eve, which happens to fall on a Friday this year. Hey, how do goths dress up on Halloween—as preppies?

LIVE > California-based tribute band The Cured are bringing their ’80s-era Cure experience to the Musikfest Café in Bethlehem, PA tomorrow evening.

The Scariest Thing You’ll Read This Halloween

As I’ve not been on my animal advocate soapbox for a while, today I share a message from Born Free USA CEO Adam Roberts.

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Sadly, the world can be a very frightening place for animals. So, in the spirit of Halloween, I bring you 13 scary facts about wildlife:

1. There are more tigers in captivity in Texas than there are in the wild worldwide.

2. The U.S. is the second largest ivory market in the world, after China. New York is likely home to the largest ivory market in the U.S.

3. An estimated 35,000 to 50,000 elephants are poached every year for their ivory.

4. Approximately 10,000 bears are confined to farms in China, Korea, and Vietnam where they are brutally “milked” for their bile.

5. Lions could become extinct in our lifetime. Approximately 35,000 African lions remain in the wild, declining more than 50% since 1980.

6. 28 states allow canned hunting: more than 1,000 captive hunts. African antelopes and lions are bred and hunted in Texas; wild red foxes are caught, released, and chased down by dogs in Virginia; and elk in Colorado are born, raised, and shot in a pen.

7. Since 1990, more than 200 people—including dozens of children—have been injured by captive primates in the U.S.

8. 99% of primates who are imported into the U.S. are used for research—while sanctuaries are not allowed to import any primates.

9. 54% of National Wildlife Refuges allow cruel trapping. These lands are not safe havens for humans, wildlife, or pets.

10. Only six northern white rhinos are left on the planet, and rhinos in South Africa are being poached in greater numbers every year to supply horns to Asia.

11. Born Free USA has recorded 228 captive exotic animal incidents in the U.S. alone since 2013. These cases underscore the dangers of interacting with exotic animals.

12. Six states do not require a license or permit to own exotic animals.

13. 90% of foxes raised on farms are killed for the fur trim market. The number of animal pelts used for trim may soon outnumber those used for full-length coats.

I ask you to take a moment this Halloween to think about the cruelty and fear that so many wild animals endure in the name of ‘entertainment,’ ‘fashion,’ or ‘companionship.’ Together, we can make the world a much less frightening place for wildlife.


Tell Me Why

Special thanks to Andrei for sharing this slice of pure pop.


01 Tell Me Why
02 You’re My World
03 Tell Me Why (Extended Remix)
04 Hold On [Money Don't Buy Love]

INFO > After just one album, Haircut One Hundred frontman Nick Heyward parted ways with the band and went solo in 1983. Following two LPs for Arista, Heyward moved to Warner Brothers and recorded “I Love You Avenue” in 1988. “Tell Me Why” was one of two singles released from that album; Justin Strauss produced the splendid ‘Extended Remix.’

Voices / Heaven Scent


01 Heaven Scent (Radio Edit) 02:57
02 Voices (Radio Edit) 03:18
03 Heaven Scent (Original Mix) 10:27
04 Voices (Original Mix) 09:07
05 Heaven Scent (Evolution Main Mix) 09:30
06 Voices (Slacker’s Dumbstruck Mix)* 10:23
07 Heaven Scent (Evolution Dub)* 09:06

*Bonus tracks

INFO > This Australian release pairs John Digweed & Nick Muir’s epic “Heaven Scent” with moodier follow-up, “Voices.”

Living In Oblivion Volume 5


01 Peter Schilling – Major Tom (Coming Home)
02 Thomas Dolby – Hyperactive
03 Naked Eyes – Promises Promises
04 When In Rome – The Promise
05 Ultravox – Vienna
06 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Enola Gay
07 China Crisis – King In A Catholic Style (Wake Up)
08 Jules Shear – Steady
09 Fun Boy Three – Our Lips Are Sealed
10 Divinyls – Pleasure And Pain
11 The Icicle Works – Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream)
12 Hipsway – The Honeythief
13 Rubber Rodeo – Souvenir
14 Boys Don’t Cry – I Wanna Be A Cowboy
15 Double – The Captain Of Her Heart
16 Cock Robin – When Your Heart Is Weak
17 Climie Fisher – Love Changes (Everything)
18 Bananarama – More Than Physical
19 ABC – Vanity Kills
20 Go West – We Close Our Eyes

Living In Oblivion Volume 4


01 Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days
02 The Fixx – One Thing Leads To Another
03 Spandau Ballet – True
04 Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
05 The Blow Monkeys – Digging Your Scene
06 Thompson Twins – Sister Of Mercy
07 The Church – Under The Milky Way
08 Red Box – Lean On Me (Ah-Li-Ayo)
09 Strawberry Switchblade – Since Yesterday
10 Scarlett & Black – You Don’t Know
11 Belouis Some – Some People
12 The Motels – Shock
13 Burning Sensations – Belly Of The Whale
14 General Public – Tenderness
15 Intaferon – Get Out Of London
16 Tones On Tail – Go!
17 Wide Boy Awake – Slang Teacher
18 Our Daughter’s Wedding – Lawnchairs
19 Wall Of Voodoo – Mexican Radio

Living In Oblivion Volume 3


01 Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination
02 Scritti Politti – Perfect Way
03 Bananarama – Cruel Summer
04 The Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Town
05 Arcadia – Election Day
06 Johnny Hates Jazz – Shattered Dreams
07 Corey Hart – Sunglasses At Night
08 Timbuk 3 – The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
09 The Polecats – Make A Circuit With Me
10 Stray Cats – Rock This Town
11 Jellybean – Sidewalk Talk
12 Talk Talk – It’s My Life
13 Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died In Your Arms
14 Device – Hanging On A Heart Attack
15 ABC – Poison Arrow
16 Ēbn-Ōzn – AEIOU Sometimes Y
17 So – Are You Sure
18 Tears For Fears – The Way You Are
19 The Monroes – What Do All The People Know

Living In Oblivion Volume 2


01 Toni Basil – Mickey
02 The Power Station – Get It On (Bang A Gong)
03 Thompson Twins – Lay Your Hands On Me
04 Heaven 17 – Let Me Go
05 Haircut One Hundred – Love Plus One
06 T’Pau – Heart And Soul
07 JoBoxers – Just Got Lucky
08 Fun Boy Three With Bananarama – It Ain’t What You Do…
09 Deborah Harry – The Jam Was Moving
10 Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11
11 The Nails – 88 Lines About 44 Women
12 The Motels – Only The Lonely
13 Living In A Box – Living In A Box
14 Katrina And The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
15 Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
16 Culture Club – Church Of The Poison Mind
17 Missing Persons – Destination Unknown
18 Limahl – Never Ending Story
19 Toni Basil – Mickey (Spanish Version)

Living In Oblivion Volume 1


01 Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
02 Naked Eyes – Always Something There To Remind Me
03 Talk Talk – Talk Talk
04 Kim Wilde – Kids In America
05 The Vapors – Turning Japanese
06 Re-Flex – The Politics Of Dancing
07 Paul Hardcastle – 19
08 999 – Homicide
09 Combo Audio – Romanticide
10 Classix Nouveax – Guilty
11 The Stranglers – (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
12 Tom Robinson Band – 2-4-6-8 Motorway
13 Bow Wow Wow – C30, C60, C90, Go
14 Stray Cats – (She’s) Sexy + 17
15 Thomas Dolby – She Blinded Me With Science
16 Spandau Ballet – Chant No. 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)
17 Toto Coelo – I Eat Cannibals (Part One)
18 Haysi Fantayzee – Shiny Shiny


Coming in 2015: a must-see documentary celebrating the iconic Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer, dubbed by the film’s producers as ‘The Heart of the Beat that Changed Music.’

As would be expected, a soundtrack will accompany the release.

Official Website

Roland Corporation