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ZE Records Made a Christmas Album

ZE Records was a New York record label big in the early ’80s for its unique fusion of abrasive punk and no wave with early dance music. Music from the label’s artists was popular among hipsters, goths, and the remains of the gay disco scene. Notable entries on their roster include Lydia Lunch of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Christina, James White and the Contortions, and the ever-popular Suicide.

Imagine my shock then, when typing the record label into a google search bar only to have the phrase “ZE Records Christmas Album” appear in the autofill. I dropped everything, ran to grab my headphones, and prepared myself for what promised to be an unmitigated disaster. The album did not disappoint. It has depressed hipsters wailing the word Christmas, rock-disco songs about cruelty to pine trees, and no less than five women doing Nico impressions while singing traditional Christmas carol. It even had a minor hit with Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses charting in the UK.

The album is glorious cheese. It may not be good, strictly speaking, but there is never a dull moment and I cannot recommend it highly enough. However, if you are too busy preparing for the holidays and only have time for a single track, I implore you to give “Christmas With Satan,” by James Chance a listen, you will not regret it. Merry Christmas!

-DJ Melodrama

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Daytime Charts 12/8

ArtistRecordLabel
1WISH TRAPSCatch ItDivan Rouge
2NOTHINGThe Great DismalRelapse
3MAMALARKYMamalarkyFire Talk
4PEELPeel [EP]Innovative Leisure
5BABEHEAVENHome For NowSelf-Released
6BEAU DEGAHoly CannoliSelf-Released
7JORDANA“I Guess This Is Life” [Single]Grand Jury
8CASHINOVABig DragonStophouse
9EARLY EYESSunbathing [EP]Epitaph
10HYPOLUXOHypoluxoTerrible
11PAPI SHIITAKEQuarantine Dream [EP]Trash Casual
12PAT JUNIORI Thought I KnewBe Absxlute
13QUARTER LIFE CRISISQuarter-Life CrisisSaddle Creek
14SINAI VESSELGround AswimSingle Occupancy
15BABE RAINBOW, THE“Zeitgeist” [Single]Self-Released
16BULLYSUGAREGGSub Pop
17CHESTER WATSONA Japanese Horror FilmPOW
18FRANCIS OF DELIRIUMAll Change [EP]Dalliance
19JESSY LANZAAll The TimeHyperdub
20JULIEN BAKER“Faith Healer” [Single]Matador/Beggars Group
21NZCA LINESPure LuxuryMemphis Industries
22SHYGIRLALIAS [EP]Because
23SIR CHLOEParty Favors [EP]Terrible
24SLOW PULPMoveysWinspear
25SOFT BLUE SHIMMER“Cherry-Cola Abyss” [Single]Disposable America
26TIERRA WHACK“Dora” [Single]Interscope
27WILSON’S PROMWelcome To The Prom [EP]Self-Released
28DEATON CHRIS ANTHONYBO YSelf-Released
29MACHINEDRUMA View Of UNinja Tune
30TOBIElements Vol. 1Same Plate/RCA

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ArtistRecordLabel
1SOFT BLUE SHIMMERHeaven Inches AwayDisposable America
2QUARTER LIFE CRISISQuarter-Life CrisisSaddle Creek
3LAURA GROVESA Private Road [EP]Bella Union/PIAS
4LANDLADY“Supernova” [Single]Landladyland
5CLAUD“Soft Spot” [Single]Saddest Factory / Dead Oceans
6JOAN OF ARCTim Melina Theo BobbyJoyful Noise
7ANNA MCCLELLANI Saw First LightFather/Daughter
8JULIEN BAKER“A Dreamer’s Holiday” [Single]Matador
9US GIRLS“Santa Stay Home” [Single]4AD
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Chainsaw Charts 12/8

ArtistRecordLabel
1VENOM PRISONPrimevalProsthetic
2HUMANITY’S LAST BREATH“Tide” [Single]Unique Leader 
3BOUNDARIES Your Receding WarmthUnbeaten 
4VISIONS OF DISFIGUREMENTAeons of MiseryRealityfade
5ALPHA WOLFA Quiet Place To DieSharp Tone
6HATEBREEDWeight Of The False SelfNuclear Blast
7ARCHITECTS“Black Lungs” [Single]Epitaph
8WAGE WAR“Surrounded” [Single]Fearless
9UPON A BURNING BODY Built From War [EP]Seek & Strike 
10ACACIA STRAIN, THESlow DecayRise
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Let’s Get Psyched About Reading: The Game of Lives by James Dashner



Description: 

Philosophy was one of the strangest but most interesting classes I took in college. If you’ve ever studied the subject I’m sure you understand why. I started reading “The Mortality Doctrine” series in highschool, since the author James Dashner also wrote my favorite book series “The Maze Runner”. And yes, I somehow only now finished this series (having recently graduated college). 
I don’t remember much about the books from highschool, so I was not expecting it to be as philosophical as it was. What is reality? What does it mean to truly be alive and to die? What does it mean to be good or bad? These are only a few of the questions covered in the action-packed trilogy. 

In this episode, I’m unpacking all of the philosophical themes that are presented in the book series. And by that I mean… I at least tried to. Did I do alright?
Mentioned in this Episode:
Goodreads Book Club Question
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Daytime Charts 12/1

ArtistRecordLabel
1PEELPeel [EP]Innovative Leisure
2NOTHINGThe Great DismalRelapse
3WISH TRAPSCatch ItDivan Rouge
4SUPERCRUSHSODO PopDon Giovanni
5SLOW PULPMoveysWinspear
6PAPI SHIITAKEQuarantine Dream [EP]Trash Casual
7SINAI VESSELGround AswimSingle Occupancy
8SOFT BLUE SHIMMER“Cherry-Cola Abyss” [Single]Disposable America
9BEAU DEGAHoly CannoliSelf-Released
10BLUE HAWAIIUnder 1 House [EP]Arbutus
11FRANCIS OF DELIRIUMAll Change [EP]Dalliance
12JESSY LANZAAll The TimeHyperdub
13JULIEN BAKER“Faith Healer” [Single]Matador/Beggars Group
14KISSISSIPPI“Around Your Room” [Single]Triple Crown
15RATS ON RAFTS“Tokyo Music Experience” [Single]Fire
16TOMBERLINProjections [EP]Saddle Creek
17BIICLANo Place [EP]Good Luck Have Fun
18CARIBOUSuddenlyMerge
19CASHINOVABig DragonStophouse
20DIRTY PROJECTORS5 EP’sDomino
21DISCLOSUREENERGYCapitol
22GEORGE CLANTON AND NICK HEXUMGeorge Clanton And Nick Hexum100% Electronica
23GRIMESMiss Anthropocene4AD/Beggars Group
24JORDANA“I Guess This Is Life” [Single]Grand Jury
25KEDR LIVANSKYAriadna2MR
26QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS“Postcard From Spain” [Single]Saddle Creek
27SASSY 009KILL SASSY 009Luft
28TOBIElements Vol. 1Same Plate/RCA
29BECCA MANCARIThe Greatest PartCaptured Tracks
30JESSIE WAREWhat’s Your Pleasure?Virgin EMI

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ArtistRecordLabel
1WILSON’S PROMWelcome To The PromSelf-Released
2BABE RAINBOW“Zeitgeist” [Single]Self-Released
3SMUTPower Fantasy [EP]Bayonet
4HYPOLUXOHypoluxoTerrible
5ROUTINEAnd Other Things [EP]Friends Of/Dead Oceans
6BOOTCHY TEMPLEIn Consummated BloomSelf-Released
7KARAOKEBlood, Piss, Religion, PainSelf-Released
8DIRTY PROJECTORS5 EP’sDomino
9NANE“Always On My Mind” [Single]Self-Released
10MINI TREESSlip Away [EP]Self-Released
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Podcasts

Stay Psyched: Diversity of Impact (And Why Getting Psyched Is Good for You)


Full Description:

Getting Psyched has become an essential part of my life, and I recently made the connection between getting psyched and the psychological concept known as ‘Diversity of Impact’. 
In today’s episode, I’ll explain how the concept that I learned in Dr. Nacoste’s Social Psychology class can benefit us and our relationships, and what it has to do with getting psyched. During this time in quarantine, this concept can really keep us connected to each other. 

I encourage you to take a little time to get psyched about something with someone you love. My girlfriend made me realize how special and important that is, and I hope I can help you see why it’s so nice to get psyched and stay psyched.
Checkout the Youtube Video for this podcast!

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If you want to hear about Dr. Nacoste, checkout the podcast we did together
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(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat ‘300k’ as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)

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Chainsaw Charts 11/24

ArtistRecordLabel
1WAGE WAR“Surrounded” [Single]Fearless
2BOUNDARIES Your Receding WarmthUnbeaten 
3UPON A BURNING BODY Built From War [EP]Seek & Strike 
4SIGNS OF THE SWARM“Pernicious” [Single]Unique Leader 
5JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNEDPain Is PowerSelf-Released
6CHAMBER Cost of Sacrifice Pure Noise 
7INGESTEDWhere Only Gods May TreadUnique Leader
8NUCLEAR DESOLATION Formless Innerstrength 
9UNTIL I BLEED“Feel” [Single]Self-Released
10CHOKE CHAMBER“Burn Notice” [Single]Self-Released
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Daytime Charts 11/24

ArtistRecordLabel
1WISH TRAPSCatch ItDivan Rouge
2NOTHINGThe Great DismalRelapse
3PAPI SHIITAKEQuarantine Dream [EP]Trash Casual
4PEELPeel [EP]Innovative Leisure
5SLOW PULPMoveysWinspear
6SINAI VESSELGround AswimSingle Occupancy
7BEAU DEGAHoly CannoliSelf-Released
8JORDANA“I Guess This Is Life” [Single]Grand Jury
9KISSISSIPPI“Around Your Room” [Single]Triple Crown
10SOFT BLUE SHIMMER“Cherry-Cola Abyss” [Single]Disposable America
11JULIEN BAKER“Faith Healer” [Single]Matador/Beggars Group
12RATS ON RAFTS“Tokyo Music Experience” [Single]Fire
13SUPERCRUSHSODO PopDon Giovanni
14TIERRA WHACK“Dora” [Single]Interscope
15TOMBERLINProjections [EP]Saddle Creek
16BECCA MANCARIThe Greatest PartCaptured Tracks
17CASHINOVABig DragonStophouse
18GEORGE CLANTON AND NICK HEXUMGeorge Clanton And Nick Hexum100% Electronica
19IDLESUltra MonoPartisan
20JESSY LANZAAll The TimeHyperdub
21LONENot Seeing Is A Flower [EP]Ancient Astronauts
22PRINCESS NOKIAEverything Is Beautiful/Everything SucksSelf-Released
23SASSY 009KILL SASSY 009Luft
24SMINOShe Already DecidedSelf-Released
25BANANAGUNThe True Story Of BananagunFull Time Hobby
26BRAIDSShadow OfferingSecret City
27BULLYSUGAREGGSub Pop
28TOBIElements Vol. 1Same Plate/RCA
29MUMBLE TIDELove Thing [EP]Nothing Fancy
30DON TOLIVERAfter PartyWMG Atlantic

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ArtistRecordLabel
1MAMALARKYMamalarkyFire Talk
2EARLY EYESSunbathing [EP]Epitaph
3BABEHEAVENHome For NowSelf-Released
4PSYMON SPINECharismatic Megafauna [Advance Tracks]Northern Spy
5DRY CLEANING“Scratchcard Lanyard” [Single]4AD
6BLESSED“Structure” [Single]Flemish Eye
7WHARVES“Think Straight” [Single]Self-Released
8KIWI JRCooler Returns [Advance Tracks]Sub Pop
9HALF STACKWings Of LoveForged Artifacts
10BASS DRUM OF DEATH“Too Cold To Hold” b/w “Wait” [Single]Muscle Beach
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Afterhours Charts 11/24

ArtistRecordLabel
1JAMES MASSIAHNatural Born Killers (Ride for Me) [EP]Levels
2JACQUES GREENEDawn ChorusLucky Me
3DISCLOSUREENERGYCapitol
4GEORGE CLANTON AND NICK HEXUMGeorge Clanton And Nick Hexum100% Electronica
5CARIBOUSuddenlyMerge
6PROSPAControl The Party [EP]Prospa
7SHYGIRLALIAS [EP]Because
8MEMPHIS LK“Letters In Concrete” [Single]Dot Dash
9YAEJIWhat We DrewXL/Beggars Group
10YVES TUMORHeaven To A Tortured MindWarp
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Podcasts

Let’s Get Psyched about Reading: This Book is Full of Spiders with Ela and David (Part 2)



If you know who we are, presumably because you watched the previous podcast, I know what you’re thinking and in response I can only say “yes, we are huge fans of the series too”. Once again, we couldn’t get John and Dave to be on the podcast. They were furious that we ‘had the audacity’ to ask again. I will no longer be reaching out and I do not want to explain what else John said to us, but I can safely say they will not be in the podcast for the next book either.
My girlfriend Ela, and my friend David, spent over two and a half hours trying to make sense of this chaotic story with me. Spoiler alert, we were not able to make much sense of it. And two and a half hours is a long time, so we split this talk into two parts.
Here’s part two, and just to cover my legal bases, I’m warning you now: This podcast is full of spiders. If you listen to it, you’re doing so at your own risk. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


Mentioned in this Episode:
Ela’s Instagram David’s InstagramPME Merch Book Club Question
To learn more about the Get Psyched Mission:
You can Get Psyched on…

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Checkout my friend and fellow creator
PME On Spotify
(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat ‘300k’ as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)