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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Savage Lovecast: Episode 88

Posted by Mercury on Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 11:30 AM


This week on Savage Lovecast, 34-year-old Dan Savage tackles the following questions:

If you're into older guys, will you always be into older guys? Like even when you're old? And is there anything wrong with that?

What's so very wrong with young people getting married, anyway?

How can a lesbian swirling in lesbian psychodrama develop a bionic bullshit detector?

And more. There's always more.

This episode is brought to you by pineapples--believed to make a lady's vaginal secretions taste better.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Your Radio Sucks: Episode 27

Posted by Mercury on Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 11:10 AM


O joy! O rapture! O happy day! It's time for another episode of Your Radio Sucks, where your host Ned Lannamann injects "feel good" straight into your "bloodstream." It only hurts for a second! And then, you ride the blissful wave of new music from Ponytail (pictured), the Impossible Shapes, the Saturday Knights, Mugison, Adem, the Low Lows, Typhoon, the Interiors, and the War on Drugs. It's an explosion of delight!

Photo by Frank Hamilton.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Pure Pod for Now People: Episode 76

Posted by Mercury on Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 10:56 AM


Matt and Magsy wash away the stink from last week's epsiode with the Clash, Spoon, the Exploding Hearts, the Jam and more. Welcome to episode 76 of Pure Pod for Now People!

Friday, June 20, 2008

PDX Ripped: Exclusive Weezer Footage

Posted by Mercury on Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 10:44 AM

Weezer cover Radiohead's Creep, live in Portland from Dave Allen on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Easier Than Reading: Thursday, June 19th

Posted by Mercury on Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 2:43 PM


Oh happy day! The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and Andrew R. Tonry delivers a brand new episode of Easier Than Reading. Listen in and get a sneak peak at the live music happening around town this week. On today's show, you'll hear tunes from the Dodos (pictured), AU, Be Your Own Pet, 127, and more.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Savage Lovecast: Episode 87

Posted by Mercury on Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 9:44 AM


Blood and Sugar: Today's episode spans many topics, including ladies who get compensated for their sweet time. One caller is falling in love with her sugar daddy. Another caller has a fuck buddy who has suggested that he pay her for her services; how much should she charge? A fit gay man has fantasies of being fed into obesity. A man wonders if he and his buddies should pay a prostitute to pretend to pick up their socially awkward virgin friend out of pure desire. And a clever retaliation for the woman whose husband leaves his spunk all over the house.

Not for the faint of heart!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Your Radio Sucks: Episode 26

Posted by Mercury on Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 2:08 PM


Listeners don't lie. Check out these testimonials!

- "I ordered 4 sets of these towels and I am extremely happy with them. They are really BIG and fluffy! Also, pretty!" -T. Knudsen, TX


- "Excellent product and delivery time. Filled the gas and oil and started on the first pull. Very quiet as well. Well worth the money!!" -L. Miller, KS

This week, listener-approved podcast Your Radio Sucks includes music from Sloan, Sigur Ros, the Notwist, Lexie Mountain Boys, Dianogah (pictured), Joan as Police Woman, King Khan & the Shrines, the John Henrys, and the Hold Steady.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Pure Pod for Now People: Episode 75

Posted by Mercury on Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 10:56 AM


In honor of their 75th episode of Pure Pod for Now People, Matt and Magsy play some of the crappiest music ever committed to vinyl. Are you strong enough make it through 10 songs that evoke physical pain and nausea in human beings? Let's hope so--it's the only way you'll find out which songs made it on the show!

Friday, June 13, 2008

PDX Ripped: Yacht

Posted by Mercury on Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 9:41 AM

Jona and Claire, aka, Yacht played an amazingly energetic set in front of 1500 screaming high school kids at a benefit for Music In Portland Public Schools on May 30th 2008 at the Crystal Ballroom. Here's the video Dave Allen shot...

Yacht live at The Crystal Ballroom May 30 2008 from Dave Allen on Vimeo.

From the Moose.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Easier Than Reading: Thursday, June 12th

Posted by Mercury on Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 3:07 PM


Andrew R. Tonry delivers a brand new episode of Easier Than Reading, the musical podcast that gives you a sneak peak at the live music happening around town this week. Hear tunes from the New Puritans, the Libretto, Nurses, Islands, Dosh, and Lightspeed Champion (pictured).

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Savage Lovecast: Episode 87

Posted by Mercury on Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 11:05 AM


This week on the Savage Lovecast, host Dan Savage tackles these topics:

How can a 21-year-old straight college student meet girls who will indulge his desire to be forced to clean their houses?

After a rancorous break-up, she wants the sex tape that they made together returned to her. Who should own this precious memory?

A recently dumped gay man wants to know how to make one last "grand romantic gesture" to try to save the relationship.

A sadly sexless teen wants to lose her virginity to her dearly beloved boyfriend. But he wants to wait until marriage. He is also her "best friend." Is he gay?

A married woman with two small children has discovered that her husband is having an affair. Should she allow it to go on or kick him to the curb?

And more. There's always more!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Your Radio Sucks: Episode 25

Posted by Mercury on Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 11:19 AM


Welcome to the 25th episode of Your Radio Sucks! Since your radio's not getting any better--at least not until the new MetroEast station begins broadcasting--we're still your source for the most exciting new music. For our silver anniversary, your host Ned Lannamann plays a set of all-local, all-Portland music, with songs by Derby, Blue Giant, the Estranged, Matt Sheehy (pictured), Lackthereof, Lasers All the Time, Diesto, Rollerball, Foghorn Duo, and Au. Check out some awesome new bands that just might live on your block.

Photo by Alicia Rose.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Pure Pod for Now People: Episode 74

Posted by Mercury on Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 1:33 PM


Hopped up on the excitement of his impending trip to Las Vegas, Matt unintelligibly rambles to Magsy about messed-up Chiclets, and finds time to play some music. Songs by the New York Dolls, Marshall Crenshaw, the National, Thompson Twins and MORE. Welcome to episode 74 of PURE POD FOR NOW PEOPLE!

Friday, June 6, 2008

PDX Ripped: Mars Volta Interview at Sasquatch

Posted by Mercury on Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 9:27 AM

Dave Allen has more Sasquatch footage for you this week! Says Dave, "I ran into Cedric and Omar from The Mars Volta back stage. We caught up about the last time we spent time together in Los Angeles in 2005 doing a remix together of Gang of Four’s ‘To Hell With Poverty’ with Cedric laying down the vocals in some serious street Spanish way. Of course, it never saw the light of day. Pity. Anyway here’s the video."

The Mars Volta Sasquatch Festival 2008, an interview with Cedric and Omar from Dave Allen on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Mercury Video: SantaCon '07

Santas March and Get Drunk in PDX!

Posted by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey on Thu, Dec 6, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Little Man Podcast Review!

Check out Chas Bowie's podcast review of the new Wayans Brothers' movie Little Man!

Posted on Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Thursday, June 29, 2006


"Captain Riley Demonstrates Levitation (In His Living Room)" by Jeff Riley

Posted on Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 12:00 AM

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