Phone me in some playlists
Here are your favorite locals’ favorite songs:
Ken Fury, local jerk: “Doomsday Oh Yeah” by Hjertestop (Vi Ses I Helvede LP), “Cutting Down the Tracks” by Catch Hell (from their demo), “The Aftertaste” by Cat Party (Cat Party/Cut City split 7-inch).
Rick Ele, KDVS 90.3 FM deejay: “Ruby Go Home” by Thee Oh Sees, (Help), “Death Cream” by Sonny and the Sunsets (Love & Death 7-inch), “Late Night” by Nothing People (Late Night).
Clay Nutting, Concerts4Charity: “Angels” by Black Mountain (In the Future), “The Prowl” by Dan Auerbach (Keep It Hid), “The Ark” by Dr. Dog (Fate).
Genaro Ulloa, musician: “Wolves (Acts I and II)” by Bon Iver (For Emma, Forever Ago), “Gobbledigook” by Sigur Ros (Með su í eyrum vi spilum endalaust), “Modern Guilt” by Beck (Modern Guilt).
Mayumi Okamoto: “Red River Hustle” by The Mumlers (Thickets & Stitches), “Asleep at the Trigger” by Autolux (Future Perfect), “New” by Interpol (Turn on the Bright Lights).
Janeen Tang, nice person: “True Stories” by Datarock (Red), “Paris (Aeroplane remix)” by Friendly Fires (Paris EP), “Until We Bleed” by Andreas Kleerup featuring Lykke Li (Kleerup).
Erin Sierchio, the O.G. playlister: “Ensemble” by Coeur de Pirate (Coeur de Pirate), “Hurricane Jane” by the Black Kids (Partie Traumatic), “Fences” by Phoenix (Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix).
Laura Edmisten of Asbestos Press: “Run” by Obits (I Blame You), “Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare” by Matt & Kim (Grand), “All Aboard … And Bring Your Costumes” by Them Hills (Greener Grassing).
Dennis Yudt, music freelancer: “Money Is Flesh” by Swans (Public Castration Is a Good Idea), “Air” by Cecil Taylor (Air), side A by Mayyors (Megan’s Lolz 7-inch).
Jamaica Rose Cole, designer: “Cuddle Fuddle” by Passion Pit (Chunk of Change), “Little Tiger” by Tune-Yards (Bird-Brains), “Apistat Commander,” Xiu Xiu covered by Sunset Rubdown (Remixed and Covered).
Jason Malmberg, Sactown magazine’s art director: “Little Secrets” by Passion Pit (Manners), “Jacob and the Angel” by the Invisible (The Invisible), “Love Don’t Dance Here Anymore” by Tiga (Ciao!).
John Phillips, SN&R scribe: “The Story I Heard” by Blind Pilot (3 Rounds and a Sound), “Don’t Watch Me Dancing” by Little Joy (Little Joy), “Furr” by Blitzen Trapper (Furr).
Derek Nielsen, “the bro who writes 7Gigs”: “Four Deadly Venoms” by Paint It Black (New Lexicon), “We’re Not Alone” by Dinosaur Jr. (Beyond), “Take It Off” by Andrew W.K. (I Get Wet).
Michael Diaz of the Red Tyger Church: “Child of the Moon” by the Rolling Stones (Jumpin’ Jack Flash single B-side), “Messin’ With the Kid” by the Saints ((I’m) Stranded), “Twenty-five Miles” by Edwin Starr (25 miles).
Linda Fuentes-Brida, owner of Luigi’s Fun Garden: “The Old Days” by Dr. Dog (Fate), “In the Middle” by the High Strung (Ode to the Inverse of the Dude), “The Climb” by Miley Cirus (Hannah Montana the Movie soundtrack).
Terra Lopez of Sister Crayon: “Soft Shock” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (It’s Blitz!), “Now” by White Flight (White Flight), “Flume” by Bon Iver (For Emma, Forever Ago).
Olla Ubay: “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas (The E.N.D.), “Decrescendo” by RX Bandits (The Resignation), “Culture Addict” by Subhumans (Internal Riot).
Random Abiladeze, of the Other Poets and Neighborhood Watch: “Red Nose” by Tech N9ne (Sickology 101), “You’re Everything” by Bun B (II Trill), “Gay Fish” by Trey Parker (South Park’s Kanye West “Fishsticks” episode).
Guphy, beholden to none: “Thriftstore Cowgirl” by Red Meat (We Never Close), “Your Love” by the Outfield (Play Deep), “Transparent Day” by the Ropers (Revolver/Transparent Day 7-inch).
Chris Macias, wine snob at The Sacramento Bee: “It’s Funky Enough” by the D.O.C. (No One Can Do It Better), “My Shadow in Vain,” by Tubeway Army (Tubeway Army), “Firme Hina” by Proper Dos (Mexican Power).
Shawn Hale, bassist, excuse giver: “I’ll tell you that Ross [Hammond] is going to mention something from Eddie Hazel. But that’s more than I can call out, because I’ve only been listening to music I need to play these past two weeks. Although some of it could certainly rank among current favorites, they have an unfair advantage in my playlist, and I must disqualify them from being submitted.”
Ross Hammond, unpredictable guitarist: “Maggot Brain” by Funkadelic (Maggot Brain), “Stare and Stare” by Curtis Mayfield (Curtis Live!), “A Hard Rain’s A-gonna Fall” by Pete Seeger (We Shall Overcome: Complete Carnegie Hall Concert).
Samuel “Big Sammy” Arroyo, emcee: “Ain’t No Future in Yo’ Frontin’” by MC Breed (MC Breed & DFC), “El Rey” by Vicente Fernandez (El Idolo de Mexico), “I’d Rather Fuck You” by Easy E (Eternal E).
Monica Storss, poet: “Nantes” by Beirut (The Flying Cup Club), “Sleeping Aides & Razorblades” by the Exploding Hearts (Guitar Romantic), “Bam Bam” by Sister Nancy (One, Two … ).
Alexander Haggard, circulation manager, Daily Democrat: “Get ’Em” by Lil Wayne (Dedication 2), “Don’t Touch Me (remix)” by Busta Rhymes (available online only), “Murder” by UGK (Ridin’ Dirty).
William Kaufman, writer: “Stork & Owl” by TV on the Radio (Dear Science), “A Pillar of Salt” by the Thermals (The Body, the Blood, the Machine), “Chips Ahoy!” by the Hold Steady (Boys and Girls in America).
Josh Fernandez, quitter: “Hate” by Blaq Poet and DJ Premier, featuring N.O.R.E. (The Blaqprint), “Meathook Sodomy” by Cannibal Corpse (Butchered at Birth), “I” by Bad Brains (Bad Brains).
Josh Fernandez’s little sister Lauren, a brat who says things like, “No one is going to send you their actual current three favorite songs. But that’s OK”: “Somethin’ Hot” by Afghan Wigs (1965), “Anemone” by the Brian Jonestown Massacre (Their Satanic Majesties’ Second Request), “Sunshine” by Alice in Chains (Facelift).