Monday, January 30, 2006

Playlist for Monday, January 30, 2006

Here's today's playlist.

Today's "Six O'Clock Special" was Carmen Miranda and her Portuguese version of "Chattanooga Choo-Choo."

It was fun to check out all the new stuff in primary rotation today.

What I liked more than I thought I would: Kind of Like Spitting and their song "Sheriff Ochs."

What I liked less than I thought I would: The Golden Dogs, "Universe"

The archived version of my show cuts off at around 1 hour and 45 minutes. I reckon that's how it's going to be from now on.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Alphabet Gets New Timeslot

That’s right, this semester's show schedule is out, and Alphabet has moved to 5-7 a.m. on Mondays! Here’s how I feel about my new timeslot. (Be sure you watch through to the end to see what happens to the appliances.) But seriously folks, at least I’ll get to see more of Mary and Freddie from Liberadio.

This morning I did the first hour of my old timeslot and met JT, whose excellent show The Stretch is now Tuesdays from 6-8 a.m. He seems like a such a great, genuine person and I’m looking forward to getting know know him and his show better now that it’s a part of the WRVU morning lineup again.

Here’s the playlist from today’s one-hour show. And I’ll see you next Monday!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Lift Every Voice

Happy day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, y’all. For my take on yesterday’s MLK Day citywide march and rally here in Nashville, check out the archive of today’s show at about halfway through: the 1:03 point. It's potentially inflammatory!

Today’s Seven O’Clock Special was “We Shall Overcome” sung by Peter, Paul, and Mary from the excellent children’s album Peter, Paul, and Mommy Too.

I finished the gigantoid Beatles biography by Bob Spitz last week, and his description of the end is so brutal and disturbing that I can’t even listen to any Beatles music right now. Either Spitz really, really doesn’t like John Lennon and Yoko Ono for his own personal reasons, or else they are/were bad people. I can’t quite reconcile the latter with the image that has been created, but I guess anything is possible. I’m confused.

Here’s the playlist for today’s show. One of the CD players is broken so I mostly went from CD to album to CD to album, which meant a healthy dose of ’70s rock via my dad’s handed-down record collection. On the downside, it was kinda hard to get a flow going...

I’m currently obsessed with World Party’s “Is It Like Today?”

Things are tough all over. I sure do appreciate the calls letting me know you enjoy the show.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Playlist for Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Here's today's playlist.

It really, really bugs me that the transmitter's only producing sound through one speaker, or whatever it is. It really diminishes the quality of the songs, and on some older songs you can't even hear half of it. It's ANNOYING! If I recall correctly, the problem is expensive to fix.

Nevertheless I'm quite indignant. I was really looking forward to playing something from my new Beatles VI album, which to my extreme excitement I found on Saturday at Grimey's for only $7.99. But no way was I gonna besmirch the Great Ones with half the sound they deserve.

From perusing online I had assumed that it was a tough album to come by, but I was just having a look around and WHAM! there it was. I'm kind of confused about all the British and American repackaging of Beatles songs that went on back in the day. Even though I'm halfway through the new bio by Bob Spitz, I still can't make sense of it. My album must not be an original issue because it has a little "certified gold record" stamp above and to the left of Paul's head.

I made some other fine purchases on Saturday at Great Escape and the Great Escape half-price store (down the street from the Broadway Great Escape), including a $1 copy of the Moody Blues' Days of Future Passed record, World Party's 1993 Bang! CD (for $2.49), and a $5.99 Rough Trade compilation of RT artists doing covers of other artists. There's a Jeffrey Lewis song I never heard before on there--"Part-Time Punks"--but I didn't play it today because I wanted to focus on the new album, which, by the way, you can learn more about by visiting

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Jeffrey & Jack Lewis's New Album!!!!

Here's the playlist for today's show. I played Jeffrey & Jack Lewis's new album, City & Eastern Songs, in its (mostly) entirety at about halfway through the show. Click on the link in the upper right corner to hear the show. Visit for more info about the new album, which at this point is import only.

Thank you to the caller who wants to start a campaign to revive The Muppet Show. I'm all for it.

We only had one speaker or channel or something today, so if it sounded a little funny, that's why. Someone phoned in from Star Fleet Command to let me know that it was Klingons. Damn it Jim, I'm a DJ, not an engineer!

Nerdy moment of amusement: I played Cat Stevens and John Denver back to back today. :)