Suburban Dance Radio 8 – Vern Is Gone

Episode 8 of the Suburban Dance Radio show on 92.5 KOWS FM. My show airs every other Tuesday at 8pm Pacific time in Santa Rosa, California in Sonoma County and also streams online. I am archiving shows on Mixcloud about a week later. I’m a little behind right now…

This episode we remember Vern Rumsey of Unwound. Gone too soon. Unwound is played a lot in the set, and there is a Blonde Redhead track Vern played bass on. The rest of the show is songs that I think he would have appreciated for various reasons. Sorry I don’t have anything clever to say about the suburbs this episode.

Music played (official sites, download links, videos and more in links):

Tristram Cary – Quatermass and the Pit Opening Credits

Unwound – Side Effects of Being Tired
Blonde Redhead – Symphony of Treble

Unwound – Broken E Strings

The Pop Group – We Are Time (Ricochet)
Mark Stewart – Pay it All Back

Duma – Omni

The Fall Full Set | From The Basement
Is This New
Wolf Kidult Man
Fifty Year Old Man
Latchkey Kid

Classics of Love – Future Shock
This is Jesse Michaels’ (Operation Ivy, Big Rig, Common Rider…) latest band

Wanda Jackson – Let’s Have A Party

Grace Jones – Nightclubbing
Eric Drew Feldman – Bad Mirror Ball
From Beets: A Collection of Jazz Songs
Unwound – MK Ultra


Your host is Marc Arsenault AKA gritboy. Member of the groups Brown Cuts Neighbors (with Lady Starlight and Jason “Wolfman” Martin) and San Francisco-based sound system nickname: Rebel. Former editor of the Vaughn Bodé library for Fantagraphics Books. Draws the comic “The Stupid Pages.” Proprietor of the art | music | video studio Wow Cool since 1988.

Musicians out there. PLEASE send me your sounds. Anyone who wants to do an exclusive session, interview, collaboration, guest mix or sound project, please hit me up. Don’t be shy.