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Friday, June 30, 2017

RA/OR 187 - NO SHAME 8





BJ is joined by listeners Sonny Pooni and Steven Michael, each of whom contributed $50 to the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo fund and thereby secured the rights to a public shaming.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

RA/OR 186 - (SONGS WITH) PARENTHESES



BJ plays a random selection of songs which have two things in common: 1) they are good and 2) a portion of the title is offset with parentheses.

DEF LEPPARD - ROCK! ROCK! (TILL YOU DROP)
TWISTED SISTER - WAKE UP (THE SLEEPING GIANT)
THE UNDERTONES - YOU'VE GOT MY NUMBER (WHY DON'T YOU USE IT)
THE CLASH - UP IN HEAVEN (NOT ONLY HERE)
MARILLION - COVER MY EYES (PAIN AND HEAVEN)
JOHN WESLEY HARDING - YOUR GHOST (DON'T SCARE ME NO MORE)
JAWBREAKER - SLUTTERING (MAY 4TH)
POSSUM DIXON HOLDING (LENNY'S SONG)
ROBIN BLACK & THE INTERGALACTIC ROCKSTARS - SOME OF YOU BOYS (AND MOST OF YOU GIRLS)
WALTHAM - CHERYL (COME AND TAKE A RIDE)
WEEN - DON'T LAUGH (I LOVE YOU)
NICK LOWE - COULDN'T LOVE YOU (ANYMORE THAN I DO)
TOM WAITS - OLD SHOES (AND PICTURE POSTCARDS)
J. GEILS BAND - TAKE A CHANCE (ON ROMANCE)
BASH & POP - FRIDAY NIGHT (IS KILLING ME)
THE CRYBABYS - (BOO HOO) I AIN'T YOUR CRYBABY
ALICE COOPER - ADAPTABLE (ANYTHING FOR YOU)
EDDIE & THE HOT RODS - IGNORE THEM (STILL LIFE)
CHIXDIGGIT - (I FEEL LIKE) (GERRY) CHEEVERS (STITCH MARKS ON MY HEART)
THE WEAKERTHANS - OUR RETIRED EXPLORER (DINES WITH MICHAEL FOUCAULT IN PARIS, 1961)
FIG DISH - COME ON (DON'T COME ON)
DANGEROUS TOYS - GYPSY (BLACK N BLUE VALENTINE)
MOTLEY CRUE - DON'T GO AWAY MAD (JUST GO AWAY)
CHEAP TRICK - THE BALLAD OF TV VIOLENCE (I'M NOT THE ONLY BOY)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

RA/OR 185 - FRINGE ARTISTS






BJ takes a look at the lives and music of a few eccentric (each in his own way) but very talented artists. You'll hear some great stories and some great music.


ROKY ERICKSON - I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE BEFORE
ROKY ERICKSON - BIRDS'D CRASH
ROKY ERICKSON AND THE ALIENS - WHITE FACES
ROKY ERICKSON - NOTHING IN RETURN
SKIP SPENCE - LAWRENCE OF EUPHORIA
SKIP SPENCE - LITTLE HANDS
ARMAND SCHAUBROECK - CUT MY FRIEND DOWN
ARMAND SCHAUBROECK - FATHER MICHAEL LOVES SISTER JENNIFER
ARMAND SCHAUBROECK - THE INDEPENDENT HITTER
R. STEVIE MOORE - YOU AND ME
R. STEVIE MOORE - OH PAT
R. STEVIE MOORE - DON'T LET ME GO TO THE DOGS
DANIEL JOHNSTON - GRIEVANCES
DANIEL JOHNSTON - BRAINWASH
DANIEL JOHNSTON - ONLY MISSING YOU
DANIEL JOHNSTON - I'LL DO ANYTHING BUT BREAK DANCE FOR YOU DARLING
DANIEL JOHNSTON - SOME THINGS LAST A LONG TIME
DANIEL JOHNSTON - HONEY I SURE MISS YOU
DANIEL JOHNSTON - LOVE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH
DANIEL JOHNSTON - DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON YOUR GRIEVANCES

Friday, June 9, 2017

RA/OR 184 - T.REXTASY




BJ is joined by Dustin Wikoff from the Drunken Lullabies podcast to pay tribute to the life and career of Marc Bolan, the legendary guitar player and songwriter who founded seventies UK glam rock phenomenon T. Rex, and then each counts down his top ten favorite Marc Bolan songs. It's a hubcap diamond star halo of a time! 









Friday, June 2, 2017

RA/OR 183 - GRUNGE MUSIC





BJ takes a look at the grunge phenomenon that arose out of Seattle in the late eighties and plays some of the key bands and songs, plus some obscure favorites.

GREEN RIVER - 10,000 THINGS
THE MELVINS - GRINDING PROCESS
MALFUNKSHUN - WITH YO' HEART (NOT YO' HANDS)
THE U-MEN - THEY
SOUNDGARDEN - TEARS TO FORGET
THE FLUID - IS IT DAY I'M SEEING
BLOOD CIRCUS - BLOODMAN
NIRVANA - SPANK THRU
MUDHONEY - TOUCH ME I'M SICK
SKIN YARD - HEADSWILL
GRUNTRUCK - NOT A LOT TO SAVE
TAD - JINX
TRULY - HEART AND LUNGS
TAR - SHORT TRADES
LOVE BATTERY - OUT OF FOCUS
NIRVANA - DIVE
HOLE - GARBAGE MAN
L7 - DEATHWISH
MY SISTER'S MACHINE - SUNDAY
SPRINKLER - SANDBOX
POND - PERFECT FOUR
POND - UNION
HAZEL - BIG FATTY
HAZEL - SPARKLE FINISH
NUDESWIRL - F SHARP
SWEET WATER - HEAD DOWN
ALICE IN CHAINS - WHAT THE HELL HAVE I?