Old bread can be good.
We are no longer broadcasting on WEFT, and are looking for a new radio station.
As we clean up our attic and prepare to sell this groovy mansion, here are three (very different) favorite shows as an introduction:
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Cristy and I have had five radio shows so far, and we’re hitting our stride.
January 3: Power pop
January 10: Worst guitar solos ever
January 17: Covers
January 24: Songs less than two minutes in length
Although Cristy and I had to resort to sound-collage, we were able to use almost everybody’s suggestions for the radio show featuring songs that refer to their bands by name. Except for Zach’s, and he wins the Golden Geek of the Week Award for naming a song I had never heard of and couldn’t find: “Black ’47.” Scott listened online and said the music was “baaaad,” and, as much as I relish arguing with Scott, I have a nagging suspicion that he may have a point. Beefheart’s “The Blimp” (suggested by Mark E. Nslin) caused a bit of on-air friction between the two hosts. Even 15 seconds of “Iron Maiden” by Iron Maiden was way too much for me.
Suggestions are welcome. Here’s what we have so far.
* SONGS THAT NAME THEIR OWN BANDS
Jocko Homo (Are We Not Men?)
Give it to the Soft Boys
Have a Cigar
Belle & Sebastian/My Wandering Days Are Over
In the Court of the Crimson King
Red Hot Chili Peppers [song off the first album]
Clash City Rockers
Mommy, What’s a Funkadelic? (does it really say the word?)
They Might be Giants
Who Are You?
Show Biz Kids
This show is now online.
Saturday on Rock Geek FM, we will celebrate Cristy’s birthday with a show dedicated to the WORST GUITAR SOLOS OF ALL TIME, taking a cue from a hilarious article in a 2004 issue of Guitar World magazine. Rick has suggested “Cover of the Rolling Stone” by Dr. Hook and “Like a Hurricane” by Neil Young. Larry goes with Wilco’s “I’m the Man Who Loves You.”
You can endure this broadcast Saturday 8-9 a.m. (Chicago time) streaming online at http://weft.org, or 90.1 FM for those within a stone’s throw (like the Rolling Stones’s cover of “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” during which Keith Richards throws up a solo that scholars believe made Mick Taylor quit the band).
Listen to the excruciating hour on MP3.
Unplug me, mate, I’ve thrown me back out!