Strange Notes

Strange Notes

Fridays in July & August from 9:00 to 10:00 PM 

“Your fix for punk, rock, and the occasional pop tune.” 

Featured album of the week:

Shades Apart: Seeing Things (July 12) 

Gag host name: T̨̢͞h̷̀͘͠ȩ҉̧͠ ̵̧̛͝H̴̶҉a̸͏̛͠l̷̡͟͡͡l̢̛͜u̕͞c̶̢̡̢i͜͡͝n̶͢a̧҉̶͞t̷̵͡o̢͡͏͜r̀͡͡y̵͢͜͢ ̴̧̛́H̸̕a҉̢͠҉r͡b̀҉́͞i̢̢͘͟͠n̴̶̸͜g̷̨͢ȩ͡r̨̧͟͜ ̵̢̕͢͟

Shades Apart (1988-2003; 2012-present) are a New Jersey emocore trio. After a slew of album releases from the late 1980’s to early 2000’s, the band broke up in 2003. Following their reform nearly a decade later, they’ve released two new singles: “Thread” and “Darkside.” Despite not having released any new material in several years, the band continues to perform on occasion. 

Trivia: With several years of experience and releases under their belts, Shades Apart employed the legendary Bill Stevenson (Black Flag, Descendents) and Stephen Egerton (Descendents, ALL) to produce their 1995 LP Save It. The album contains one of their most popular tracks, a cover of the 1960’s hit “Tainted Love.” 


1. Shades Apart, “Cathode” 

2. Screeching Weasel, “Love” 

3. The Lawrence Arms, “Great Lakes/Great Escapes” 

4. Vanishing Life, “Seven Pointed Star” 

5. Negative Approach, “Sick of Talk” 

6. Bad Brains, “I” 

7. The Soft Moon, “Breathe the Fire” 

8. face to face, “Big Choice” 

9. The Hippos, “Hold On” 

10. S.O.A., “Girl Problems” 

11. Bad Religion, “Sorrow” 

12. Charles Bronson, “Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind” 

13. N.E.G., “Knife” 

14. Shades Apart, “Fearless” 

15. The Palatines, “Run Red” 


17. NOFX, “It ain't Lonely at the Bottom” 

18. DARK THOUGHTS, “No More Soul” 

19. The Marked Men, “Destroy Them” 

20. No Motiv, “Savior” 

21. Rise Against, “Savior” 

22. Teenage Bottlerocket, “Go Away” 

23. Here’s to Neverland, “G.L.H.F. (Good Luck, Have Fun)” 

24. Only Crime, “Eyes of the World” 

25. Shades Apart, “Fist”

Show Description 

Strange Notes is a punk-rock radio show, produced by an EHS alumnus, “The host without a name.” Each show contains a featured album. The show starts and finishes with the album’s respective first and last songs. Throughout the broadcast are three special segments which include “Wild Card,” “Choice Cuts,” and “Homonym Hymns.” 

Wild Card 

The first segment, at roughly the fifteen-minute mark, is called “Wild Card,” in which a single song of any genre is played. As an avid music consumer, my tastes range wildly from pop to metal to ska to folk. Although Strange Notes is primarily a punk show, “Wild Card” gives me an opportunity to play some of my favorite songs that simply neglect the broadly-defined boundaries of punk music. 

Choice Cuts 

Decidedly the most prestigious segment, “Choice Cuts” airs in the middle of the show to broadcast select songs from the season’s featured albums. The amount of songs played during this segment, as well as the exact time when the segment is introduced, varies on a show-by-show basis. 

Homonym Hymns 

Season 2 introduces a brand-new segment: “Homonym Hymns!” “Homonym” is a word of Greek origin that refers to a group of words that share the same spellings or pronunciations -- but different meanings. Introduced around the forty-five minute mark, this segment highlights two different songs by separate artists that have the same name. 

About the host without a name 

I am a writer with a background in TV and radio production. Under the auspice of Mr. Buckler & Mr. Lukaszewski, I spent my high-school years working on various projects, many of which aired on WELV. I fused my fervor for music with the skills I acquired in my salad days and developed Strange Notes in 2018. 

Why don't I have a name? Because I like to make puns related to each featured album -- and I'm not very good with names. My alias used to be grammatically incorrect. 

To contact me with requests or other inquiries, my email-address is 


Note: songs in special segments are underlined

Episode 1: Perhaps You Deliver this Judgement with Greater Fear than I Receive It by Crusades (July 5, 2019) 

Gag host name: The Juror without Indemnity 

Crusades (2010-2018) were a melodic-hardcore band from Ottawa, Canada. Featuring members from pop-punk ensemble The Creeps, Crusades channeled a heavier sound inspired by hardcore music. Their most defining traits include harmonic vocal work, sardonic, yet poetic lyrics, and chromophobic album-cover designs. Judgement was the band’s sophomore effort that also served as my introduction to the group. 

Trivia: The band’s name is alternatively stylized as CRVSADES. Until the mid-second millennium, the Latin alphabet commonly used V to function phonetically as the sounds we would identify today as V and U. (Side note: This is also why the letter W looks like two Vs and not two Us.) The style choice is not just a gimmick: Judgement, as the bands describes, is “A meditation on … Giordano Bruno,” an influential astronomer and spiritual freethinker of the late European Renaissance era who is considered by some a scientific martyr for his then-controversial views on science and religion. 

In keeping with their fervent criticism of religion, the band dons the moniker crusades666, as displayed on their Bandcamp page. 

1. Crusades, “Exordium” 

2. Crusades, “The Torchbearer” 

3. The Palatines, “Denise the Grease” 

4. Bad Religion, “The Defense” 

5. La Luz, “I Wanna Be Alone (With You)” 

6. Rise Against, “Heaven Knows” 

7. Misfits, “Vampira” 

8. Passion Pit, “I'm Perfect” 

9. Mind Spiders, “No Romance” 

10. S.O.A., “Gate Crashers” 

11. Bad Brains, “The Regulator” 

12. ChaseR, “Life as We Know It” 

13. The Lawrence Arms, “Your Gravest Words” 

14. The Meltaways, “Pacify” 

15. Dead Kennedys, “Your Emotions” 

16. Quote Unquote, “Time to Kill” 


18. face to face, “Think for Yourself” 

19. Descendents, “Without Love” 

20. Teenage Bottlerocket, “Summertime” 

21. The Hippos, “Summertime” 

22. Ramones, “I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement” 

23. Radioactivity, “When I'm Gone” 

24. Crusades, “Exitus”