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Alice D. and Textasy host the international psychedelia show The New Elastic Infinite, and bring it down home with two hours of psychedelic country and western music, and find that the southern mind doesn’t always turn to thoughts of peace and love. Download or listen:

Like his heroes George Strait and Ketih Whitley, William is unapologetically Country. His songs, while rooted in the present, call to mind simpler times when the back porch was where folks gathered to network. The first track on this show, ‘Trash,’ paints a picture of rural life that speaks to his small town sensibilities. ”This song identifies who I am,” he says. ”It shows character and that’s important where I’m from. You learn to say ‘yes, ma’am’ and ‘no, sir,’ and to open the door for the ladies.”

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A fatty! An hour point five of ska bands covering rock songs, soundtrack music, show tunes, Sinatra, heavy metal, and even Nancy Sinatra.

Put on your boots, click, download, and stomp.


On this Saturday’s Women Making Waves, Cristy focuses on re-appropriating the master’s tools: songs mostly by men covered and improved by women. Be revisionist: Listen.


It’s a literary technique to compress syntax into a paratactic collage, as well as an organizational technique that figures on every album cover. Some songs list things. We’ve created a list of them. And spun them into a show dense with nouns. Listen in.

Collector's item: one of Honcho's setlists from Rock Geek FM

Collector’s item: one of Honcho’s setlists from Rock Geek FM

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.


Monochrome Set
Jocko Homo (Are We Not Men?)
Give it to the Soft Boys
Big Country
Talk Talk
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
Black Sabbath
Chaka Khan
Mommy, What’s a Funkadelic? (does it really say the word?)
Killer Queen
They Might be Giants
Wang Chung
Who Are You?
Wonder Boy
Show Biz Kids

This show is now online.

In anticipation of the Great Cover-Up, we encourage you to stay in bed, under the covers, and tune in, as we play covers that are better than the originals, and explore the question of why Dylan covers are almost always successful, and Beatles covers almost always fall flat.

8-9 a.m. Central Time Saturday, streaming on the World-Wide Web at, and broadcast feebly at 90.1 FM for the farmers.

Download and be astonished. Good songwriters borrow. Great songwriters mutilate.

Neuter these beasts immediately.

Neuter these beasts immediately.