Strange Notes

Strange Notes

Friday nights in July + August at 9:00 PM

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



(Strange) Notes to listeners: You can now “stream” Strange Notes on-demand! We’ve created episode playlists on our YouTube channel under the playlists tab. 


WELV has launched a new programming block called The Punk, Rock, + Pop Hour that airs every Friday night at 9:00. The programming block, presented by the host without a name, airs all year-round, meaning you can tune in to 107.9 every Friday throughout the year to listen to Strange Notes in the summer, Stranger by the Day in the winter, and The Punk, Rock, + Pop Hour every other week of the year! 


Click here to read about the host without a name's pop show Stranger by the Day.


Listener’s Choice Featured album of the week

Episode 3: Negative FX 

by Negative FX (July 31, 2020) 



Gag host name: T.H.W.A.N. 


Negative FX is our very first Listener’s Choice featured album! Earlier in the year, we conducted a poll on our now-defunct Twitter account (@Strange_Notes) that gave listeners the choice to feature either Minor Disturbance by the Teen Idles or Negative FX. At the end of the very close poll, the majority of listeners obviously chose the latter. 


We would like to thank everyone who voted in this poll and the poll for whether or not to shorten the show’s runtime! 


For fans of: The Middle Class, Negative Approach, classic 80s (East-Coast) hardcore punk 


Trivia: Negative FX inspired the name of the legendary So-Cal skate-punk band NOFX. 


1. Negative FX, “Feel Like a Man”

2. Rise Against, “Generation Lost”

3. K.Flay, “Only the Dark”

4. Teenage Bottlerocket, “Radical”

5. face to face, “Walk Away”

6. Zado & the Frail Bodies, “The Sun”

7. DARK THOUGHTS, “The Sound”

8. Powerplant, “Dungen” [sic]

9. The Last, “Unreal Love”

10. Negative Approach, “Lead Song”

11. Negative Approach, “Nothing”

12. Much the Same, “Strangers in Fiction”

13. Minor Threat, “Little Friend”

14. Masked Intruder, “When I Get Out”

15. Masked Intruder, “Take what I Want”

16. Masked Intruder, “Maybe Even”

17. Descendents, “I’m Not a Punk”

18. Negative FX, “Repeat”



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 “Evolution.” 


Wild Card

The first segment is called “Wild Card,” in which a single song of any genre is played. 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. 


Evolution

In keeping with the tradition of previous seasons, Season 3 introduces a brand-new category called “Evolution” that acts as a secondary featured slot. As its name would suggest, we play three songs by an artist to demonstrate how their sound has changed over time. 



About the host without a name

I am a writer with a background in TV and radio production. Under the auspices 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. 


Let it be known that I have the Germs logo for irises. 



Contact/Social Media Links

Email: StrangeNotesRadio@gmail.com


Twitter: @Strange_Notes (presently inactive)

YouTube: Strange Notes Radio


Note: You can “stream” full episodes on YouTube under the playlists tab of our channel. 



Hall of Fame (Previously-featured albums/episode log)



Setlists


Note: songs in special segments are underlined. This webpage might not be properly formatted on some devices. 


Episode 1: Prince of Hearts by Dirty Princes (July 3, 2020)


Gag host name: The WELV Joker 


For fans of: Classic Epitaph-style skate-punk, garage rock 


Trivia: the host without a name never saw Mulan


1. Dirty Princes, “Give it and Go”

2. face to face, “Welcome Back to Nothing”

3. WAGER, “No Faces Rule”

4. Stereolab, “Captain Easychord”

5. Here’s to Neverland, “Insane”

6. The Last, “Go Away Sunday”

7. Much the Same, “Snake in the Grass”

8. Negative FX, “Together”

9. Negative FX, “Protester”

10. Zado & the Frail Bodies, “Worry”

11. DARK THOUGHTS, “Fallin Out”

12. Dirty Princes, “Never Saw Mulan”

13. Minor Threat, “Filler”

14. Germs, “Media Blitz”

15. Mind Spiders, “Go!”

16. Mind Spiders, “On the Radio”

17. Mind Spiders, “You are Mine”

18. Rise Against, “Bricks”

19. Dirty Princes, “Kicked in the Dirt”



Episode 2: Danger by The Last (July 17, 2020)


Gag host name: The Voice in Your Ears 


For fans of: Descendents, Black Flag 


Trivia: The Last formed in 1976 by Joe and Mike Nolte and were joined shortly thereafter by their brother and Descendents co-founder David Nolte. This connection would come full-circle decades later as Descendents drummer and bassist, Bill Stevenson and Karl Alvarez respectively, would record this album with the band. 


1. The Last, “I Know”

2. Teenage Bottlerocket, “Back and Forth”

3. Rise Against, “Broken English”

4. Mae, “Soundtrack for Our Movie”

5. The Middle Class, “Insurgence”

6. face to face, “Can’t Change the World”

7. The Holy Mess, “Speak Uneasy”

8. The Last, “Red Hair”

9. Negative FX, “Citizens Arrest”

10. Much the Same, “Man of Science, Man of Faith”

11. Powerplant, “In the Garden”

12. Germs, “Let’s Pretend”

13. Shades Apart, “Seeing Things”

14. The Marked Men, “Not Just Another Girl”

15. The Marked Men, “A Little Lesson”

16. The Marked Men, “All in Your Head”

17. Dr. Know, “Saviour”

18. Minor Threat, “It Follows”

19. The Last, “Faces in Your Eyes”


Dedicated to the memory of “Skulls” by Misfits. Rejected -- but never forgotten.