Collaborative rock scholarship hosted by Cristy Scoggins and William Gillespie, as a discussion forum to accompany our radio show Rock Geek FM and website rockgeekchic.com. We are rock scholars, writers, and radio show hosts who wish only to share the TRUTH with the internet-enabled world.
For our final scheduled show, Cristy and William explore the discontinuous topic of great closing tracks on great albums. Except for “Hang Loose,” which we forgot, which Cristy is still mad about, even though she wouldn’t even let William consider including any They Might Be Giants songs. So we’re burying the hatchet right between your ears.
Songs about losers, losing, losing you, for losing, lost losers. Actually a pretty upbeat and punchy mix!
Tune it in and get happy here. I left a chunk of the previous show on this recording so you can cringe at the awkward transitions that are a part and parcel of community radio. It will be a sad day when commercial professionalism entirely consumes the airwaves.
Cristy, William, Heather Rose, & Tony Money gather to present and discuss some of the greatest songs recorded by nonexistent bands, from Ruben and the Jets to Spinal Tap to the Dukes of Stratosphear. Although we overflow the hour, we can’t get to everything, nor would we want to, so we also present a Rock and Roll Imaginary Hall of Fame. Of sorts. Great fun. Listen here.
Songs about monkeys. With Cristy, William, and Ba. Our second show in a row with a legitimate listener calling in a legitimate request—this time it was a two-year-old. Peel a banana, sit back on your favorite branch, and enjoy.
Keith Richards. Image courtesy of homercat.blogspot.com, who probably stole it from somewhere else.
This show is an exploration of a very serious topic: good opening songs for albums. We kick off 2011 with lots of side one track ones. It’s like listening to 20 records for three minutes each. Much thought has likely been given by bands and producers to which song to put first. Here we try to unpack some of that, while, in the mix, saving ourselves a lot of time queuing CDs. Keep starting to listen?