Constant Good Times

Argh! I got very wet and a flat tire on my way to RDU today! Drats! Oh well, I was feeling a positive buzz, and had a good show. Wow! Did you hear that new intro?! Fancy stuff. Thanks to Jason, Jared and Morgan for putting that one together. Here’s the tunes from the show today:

Beastie Boys – Sabotage

Che Fu – Lightwork

N.W.A – Express Yourself (extended mix)

Sage Francis – Crack Pipes

Blackstar (Mos Def & Talib Kweli) – Yo Yeah

Olmecha Supreme – Bebestlye Live

*Gig Guide*

One Happy Island – Temporary Tattoo

Zipper – Former Friends

Photon – Where Were You Last Night?

Bonaparte – I Can’t Dance

Jason Lyttle – Brand New Sun

Lil Wayne/Mint Chicks mashup – A Milli/Life Will Get Better

-David xxx


New RDU T-Shirts for ’09



For the first time in what seems like years (because it probably is years) RDU 98.5 FM has T-Shirts for sale! This is one of the first of a line of vintage RDU T-Shirts and comes in both mens and womens styles. they’re the most comfortable t-shirt ever! 100% cotton, these Hanes Authentic Tagless T-Shirt are preshrunk, durable and guaranteed. These bad boys sell for $16.99 US + postage which means you can get them delivered to your door in NZ for just under $40 NZ (depending on what the exchange rate is doing).

So to get your very own RDU Radio U Punk 09 T-Shirt visit:

Dr H

Monday Night Feature – I Love You Cover Song

I have decided that if you can make a beautiful cover, then the original probably had brilliant bones (or so to speak) so here is to the cover song!!

Islands in the Stream – Feist & The Constantines – written by The BeeGees & originally performed by Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers.

Feeling Good – Muse – originally by Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse

Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley – originally by Leonard Cohen

Your Woman – Elbow – originally by Destiny’s Child

Satisfaction – Cat Power – originally by the Rolling Stones

Karma Police  – Easy Star All Stars – originally by Radiohead

Heartbeats – Jose Gonzalez – originally by The Knife

Jolene – The White Stripes – originally by Dolly Parton


Cairo Knife Fight – Iron (song review)

Reviewed by Joe Dodgshun

Trying to incorporate influences of The Eagles, Genesis, The Beatles and The Carpenters, would probably eventuate in one pretty messed up spag bol tangle of a musical outfit. Thankfully, Christchurch band Cairo Knife Fight has but one standout commonality with these all greats; a singing drummer.

The pivotal piping stickman, Nick Gaffaney, initially keeps his multitasking musical skills under wraps in the formative stages of Cairo Knife Fight’s first single ‘Iron’, instead showcasing a soulful grasp of lead vocal duties over rolling stabs of staccato guitar and subtle keys. Things get interesting with initiation of bass drum and hi hat action, a taste of country flavour in the form of rambling acoustic rhythms and the crawling presence of lone strings of persevering lead delay.

With both pace and tone ascending in urgency, Gaffaney harmonises with Cairo Knife Fight’s two lovely female back-up singers, laying bare how to get what you want from this world (“You’ve got to have iron in your soul”, apparently), this strangely but surely reminding me of harmonising in The Pogues’ classic, ‘Fairytale of New York’.

The vocals/drums combination creates an interesting dynamic with more elaborate skins-work during simpler vocal periods and vice versa, and overall leads their first single to deliver a distinctive feel all of its own.

Wed Drive – Licorice Allsorts

This weeks Twee Track was from Foxes! It was called Apples to Apples. You can get it here

Panda Bear – Take Pills

Benny – We’ll Make Lovesongs

We Are Good Friends – Simon Killed Garfunkel

Brontosaurus Chorus – Love is the path to self-destruction

*The Outsiders interview*

The Outsiders – The Beginnging of the End

*Gig Guide*

The Late Cretaceous – Carnivores and Herbivores Can Get Along

Dananananaykroyd – Pink Sabbath

Sharkweek – In The Future

Passion Pits – The Reeling

New York New York

New York New York

This evening was for tunes either about New York, or by New York-ians.

Frank Sinatra – New York

Cat Power – New York

Ryan Adams – New York

The Beastie Boys – Intergalactic

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Gold Lion

The Velvet Underground – Heroin

Get A Move On – Mr Scruff

New York City Cops – The Strokes

My Friend Goo – Sonic Youth

New York City Cops – The Strokes

Daft Punk  is Playing at My House – LCD Soundsystem

Sorry that tonights show was mental,  I swear the rdu computer hates me


RDU Streaming Online – Update

Just pop this link ( into your internet browser and RDU will start playing in your default audio player, this currently works with Winamp, iTunes, and VLC. To listen via your browser, visit and hit play on the little grey player at the top right just under the Swamp City Skull logo (it even pops out!!!) We are currently working on a solution to actually play through your browser at NOTE: The ListenLive button at the top of the RDU site does not currently work.

:: Dr Hitchcock