SPR on the Radio!

(Note: as of 3/2012, this particular part of the SPR no longer exists. We leave these links here as archival material, to remember what once was.)

Centerpiece is editor @mohawko’s mostly weekly radio show on WECI 91.5fm, Richmond, Indiana’s public radio. 4-5 PM EST. Safety Pin Review stories are read intermittently throughout. You can download entire shows from the links on this page. On better days the show can be streamed from WECI’s website.

The shows for issues Nineteen, Twenty, Twenty-One, and Twenty-Two have their own, illustrated pages, because I got ambitious.

Issue Eighteen: “Centerpiece,” 1/23/12.
feat. mensah demary’s “Depression’s Saturday”


  1. “Seen And Not Seen” – Talking Heads
  2. “King’s Crossing” – Elliot Smith
  3. “Miranda That Ghost Just Isn’t Holy Anymore” – the Mars Volta (centerpiece)
  4. “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) – David Bowie
  5. “Unretrofied” – the Dillinger Escape Plan

Download the whole, raving show, including completely unintentional space-age vocal effects (sorry about that; unfathomable). The proper name of the condition with which I (very) inaccurately diagnose my attachment to Unstuck is de Clerembault’s syndrome.

Issue Thirteen: “Centerpiece,” 12/12/11.
feat. Rebecca Haze’s “The Sewing Kit”


  1. “I Just Can’t Be Happy Today” – the Damned
  2. “Low Self Opinion” – Rollins Band
  3. “Black Mirror” – the Arcade Fire
  4. “The Fragile” – Nine Inch Nails
  5. “Mouvement: World Deafening Eclipse” – the Angelic Process
  6. “The Noose” – A Perfect Circle (centerpiece)
  7. “The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)” – David Bowie

Download the full show– I rave, make animal noises– right here.

Issue Twelve: “Centerpiece,” 12/5/11.
feat. Natalie McNabb’s “A Class of ’08 Alumna on 7-1-11”


  1. “Great Expectations” – Gaslight Anthem
  2. “Waiting Room” – Fugazi
  3. “Look Over Your Shoulder” – Alan Price (from the film O Lucky Man!)
  4. “Country House” – Blur (centerpiece)
  5. “Glimpse at the Good Life” – Dogs Die In Hot Cars
  6. “Under Pressure” – David Bowie (and Gail Ann Dorsey as Freddie Mercury)
  7. “All That’s Known” – Duncan Sheik/Steven Sater (from musical Spring Awakening)
  8. “The Wrestler” – Bruce Springsteen

A solid offering, which can be downloaded in the orange.

Issue Eleven: “Centerpiece,” 11/28/11.
feat. Harper Hull’s “I Wish I Had A Dwarven Shield” and Ben Nadler’s “POW*MIA”


  1. “Living in Darkness” – Agent Orange
  2. “Mother Earth” – Crass
  3. “To the Barricades!” – Blackbird Raum
  4. “Anesthesia” – Bad Religion
  5. “Right Brigade” – Bad Brains
  6. “That’s When I Reach for My Revolver” – Mission of Burma (centerpiece)
  7. “Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing” – the Minutemen
  8. “Army Reserve” – Pearl Jam
  9. “When the Boys Come Marching Home” – David Bowie

Download the entire show here. I noodle around for the first half, but it really gets better after I find my footing. Promise. At least there’s good music.

Issue Nine: “Centerpiece,” 11/14/11.
feat. Tucker Cummings’ “Hic thalamum invasit natae vetitosque hymenaeos”


  1. “Urbs Jerusalem” – Choir of the Monks and Nuns of the Benedictine Abbey
  2. “Violence” – Against Me!
  3. “Delear Prius” – Shub-Niggurath
  4. “Ashes to Ashes” – David Bowie
  5. “Berliner Messe: Agnus Dei” – Theatre of Voices & the Pro Arte Singers
  6. “Boot Stamping On A Human Face Forever” – Bad Religion
  7. “Death Is A Gift” – Von Magnet
  8. “Ghosts of Things to Come” – Kronos Quartet
  9. “The Great Western Road” – David Byrne (centerpiece)

Begins after Democracy Now wraps up. Technical malfunctions, but I overcome it and it’s an okay show all in all. Eerie, like. Download the whole blasted thing right here.

Issue Eight: “Centerpiece,” 11/7/11.
feat. Barry Basden’s “Scope”
[Sponsors: Insta-Matoor ® and Milwaukee SW General Hospital]


  1. “Plywood Superman” – Jim White
  2. “Rebellion (Lies)” – Arcade Fire
  3. “Adam Raised A Cain” – Bruce Springsteen
  4. “Orphans” – Gaslight Anthem (centerpiece)
  5. “Rearviewmirror” – Pearl Jam
  6. “Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head” – Elvis Costello & the Attractions
  7. “Dear Avery” – Decemberists

An experimental offering. Let me know your thoughts. Download the show.

Issue Seven: “Centerpiece,” 10/31/11.
feat. Doug Paul Case’s “On My Spaceship”


  1. “The Origin of Love” – John Cameron Mitchell
  2. “Rudie Can’t Fail” – the Clash
  3. “Time Bomb” – Rancid
  4. “Human Touch” – Elvis Costello & the Attractions
  5. “Like Humans Do” – David Byrne
  6. “Ballroom Blitz” – Sweet
  7. “Blitzkrieg Bop” – Ramones
  8. “Teenagers from Mars” – the Misfits
  9. “Suffragette City” – David Bowie (who else?) (centerpiece)
  10. “Like A Tourist” – of Montreal

A solid show. You can download it EXACTLY RIGHT HERE.

Issue Six: “Centerpiece,” 10/24/11.
feat. David James Keaton’s “But It Made Them Easy to Climb”
and “First Story Ever”


  1. “The Door to the Abyss” – Michiru Yamane
  2.  “Heads Will Roll” – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  3. “Drugs” – Talking Heads
  4. “Death of A Party” – Blur
  5. “Sisters” – Matt Uelman
  6. “Hollow Hills” – Bauhaus
  7. “Markos” – Goblin (centerpiece)
  8. “Big Brother” – David Bowie

Download the show (I ramble, but the music and lit is good) here.

Issue Five: “Centerpiece,” 10/17/11.
feat. Brian Hurley’s “High Five”


  1. “Brother of the Mayor of Bridgewater” – the World/Inferno Friendship Society
  2. “Time to Dance” – Panic! at the Disco
  3. “Party Til You Puke” – Andrew W.K.
  4. “Reality” – David Bowie
  5. “Leeds United” – Amanda Palmer (centerpiece)
  6. “Unstoppable” – Foxy Shazam
  7. “We Laugh at Danger (And Break All the Rules)” – Against Me!
  8. “Pump It Up (Live at Hollywood High)” – Elvis Costello & the Attractions

Download the entire show (it’s pretty awesome, I yell a lot) right about here.

Issue Four: “Centerpiece,” 10/10/11.
feat. Helen Vitoria’s “They All Look Like Mother”


  1. “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen
  2. “You Belong to Me” – Elvis Costello & the Attractions
  3. “Phone Home” – the Dillinger Escape Plan
  4. “You Don’t Belong Here” – Bad Religion
  5. “The Young Crazed Peeling” – the Distillers (centerpiece)
  6. “The Bars” – Black Flag
  7. “Sister Midnight” – David Bowie
  8. “The Widow” – the Mars Volta

Download and listen to it here.

Issue Three: “Centerpiece,” 10/3/11.
feat. Len Kuntz’s “After My Morning Shower, the Old Man in the Mirror”


  1. “Ooh La La” – Faces
  2. “Cast No Shadow” – Oasis
  3. “Bluebird” – Jim White
  4. “And You And I” – Yes (centerpiece)
  5. “Everything That Happens” – David Byrne & Brian Eno
  6. “Midnight Radio” – John Cameron Mitchell
  7. “Ziggy Stardust” – Seu Jorge

Download the file here. I apologize for the bad quality, dunno how that happened.

Issue Two: “Centerpiece,” 9/26/11.
feat. J. Bradley’s “I Do Not Know What the Troubles Are For”


  1. “Calling It Quits” – Aimee Mann
  2. “1992” – Blur
  3. “Delilah” – the Dresden Dolls
  4. “Stolen Car” – Bruce Springsteen
  5. “Indoor Fireworks” – Elvis Costello (centerpiece)
  6. “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” – Led Zeppelin

If I’ve done everything correctly, you should be able to download the audio file here. I think. Let me know.

Issue One: “Centerpiece,” 9/19/11.
feat. xTx’s “When You Take Things That Aren’t Yours”


  1. “Pints of Guinness Make You Strong” – Against Me!
  2. “Turning Away” – Blackbird Raum
  3. “Sally MacLennane” – the Pogues
  4. “Holland, 1945” – Neutral Milk Hotel
  5. “God-Like” – Gogol Bordello (centerpiece)
  6. “She’s Like Heroin to Me” – Gun Club
  7. “Empty Room” – the Arcade Fire
  8. “Nocturnal” – Tiger Army
  9. “Panic in Detroit” (Live, Nassau Coliseum, 1976) – David Bowie
  10. “Young Al Capone” – Rancid
Download the file here (I believe it is good for 100 downloads, as if), to hear the songs, story, and much praise for xTx.

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