Tuesday, February 21, 2006


GUESS WHAT! Lambchop is playing this Friday at Primitive Baptist Church, 4602 Indiana Ave. in Nashville. 8 p.m., 12 bucks...this is also the night of the Meigs Middle Magnet School Band Concert...what to do, what to do...we're aiming for both. If you see kids at the Lambchop show, say hi, 'cause it's probably my family.

Here's the playlist for yesterday's show.

Mary of Liberadio has promised to reveal to me her archiving secrets, so we may have an actual Alphabet archive soon! In the meantime, here's the partial, hopefully functioning station-sponsored archive of this week's show.

Three WRVU DJs called me during my show yesterday. They are so great. We just might end up building a community after all...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Picking Up an Hour on Wednesday

I'll be filling in for "Frasier the Sensuous Lion" tomorrow from 12-1 p.m. An excellent way to spend my lunch hour! Though I am a little nervous about the "sensuous" aspect...are there requirements? I don't know! I've been trying to think of a theme; maybe I just found it...

Monday, February 13, 2006

I Protest! No Archive This Week

Due to technical difficulties (which, just between you and me, seem to be happening a lot lately), the archive of this week's show is not available. I am even more determined now to figure out how to create my own archive. It's lame that the station archive can only record the first 1 and 40 minutes or so. And it's double lame that it keeps messing up and not archiving at all. So stay posted for a brand new Alphabet archive of some fledgling sort!

Here's today's playlist.

Guess what, I have a trainee! His name is Perry and he's a grownup just like me (as opposed to a student, that is)!

Today, from 7-9 a.m., since Liberadio is on brief hiatus, Walt and I hosted the WRVU Protest Hour, which you may observe was actually two hours. I had to head out around 8 to go to work for The Man, but before that I enjoyed checking out Walt's extensive protest music collection and playing my own much smaller mix. Now that I think about it, the potentially huge extensivity of Walt's CD collection frightens me, much as my apparently inexhaustible supply of babbling probably does him.

Anyway, here's what we played. (Note that Walt's hour has dates on it. He's so organized.)

  • Bob Dylan "Subterranean Homesick Blues" Bringing It All Back Home
  • John Lennon "Power to the People" Shaved Fish
  • Phil Ochs "I Ain't Marching Anymore" Farewells & Fantasies
  • Richard and Mimi Farina "Sell Out Agitation Waltz" Pack Up Your Sorrows
  • Richard and Mimi Farina "House Un-American Blues Activity Dream" Pack Up Your Sorrows
  • The O'Jays "Rich Get Richer" Survival
  • Woody Guthrie "Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)" We Ain't Down Yet
  • Peter, Paul, and Mary "We Shall Overcome" Peter, Paul, and Mommy Too
  • Billy Bragg "The Internationale" The Internationale
  • Mirah "Jerusalem" C'Mon Miracle
  • Public Enemy "Fight the Power" Fear of a Black Planet
  • Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy "California Uber Alles" Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury
  • Dead Kennedys "California Uber Alles" Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
  • Dead Kennedys "Kill the Poor" Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
  • Stiff Little Fingers "Suspect Device" All the Best 1983
  • Public Image Limited "Public Image" Public Image 1978
  • The Mekons "Never Been in a Riot" Punk Rock 2004
  • Sisters of Mercy "Black Planet" First and Last and Always 1985
  • Fishbone "Party at Ground Zero" Fishbone 1985
  • The Untouchables "Free Yourself" Wild Child 1985
  • Violent Femmes "Old Mother Reagan" The Blind Leading the Naked 1986
  • The Long Ryders "Looking for Lewis and Clark" State of the Union 1985
  • The Minutemen "Viet Nam" Double Nickles on the Dime 1985
  • The The "Sweet Bird of Truth" Infected 1986
  • The Housemartins "Over There" London 0 Hull 4 1986
  • John Wesley Harding "Scared of Guns" Here Comes the Groom 1989 Rock
  • Elvis Costello "Oliver's Army" Girls Girls Girls 1989
  • Billy Bragg "Accident Waiting to Happen" Reaching to the Converted 1999
  • XTC "Generals and Majors" Black Sea 1980
  • The Clash "Police and Thieves" The Story of... 1988
  • The Simpsons "The Amendment Song" Songs in the Key of Springfield 1997

  • Monday, February 06, 2006

    Playlist for 2-06-06

    Today's show was about three hours long (I subbed a bit for Liberadio), though the archive's just about an hour and 45 minutes. Here's the playlist.

    Six O'Clock Special:
    "Start Me Up" by the Folksmen--a cover of the Rolling Stones song (in honor of the Superbowl) from the soundtrack to "A Mighty Wind"

    Song I liked more than I thought I would:
    Delta 5, "Try"

    Album I just now fell in love with all over again: Andrew Bird, Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Production of Eggs

    On a personal note, gettin' up for a 5 a.m. radio show makes for one lonnnnnng Monday!

    THANK YOU to the caller who suggested I do a podcast, become world famous, and make lots of money from merchandising. I'm on it!

    Friday, February 03, 2006

    Three-Hour Show Monday, February 6

    Liberadio won't be on from 7-9 a.m. Monday (perhaps they are ill from watching the State of the Union address), so I'll be covering for the first hour. Hal the crazy automated music-playing robot will take over the second hour, presumably with various renditions of "Daisy, Daisy..."

    I still haven't adjusted to the idea of a show that begins at 5 in the morning. Did you know, Hal and I are the only people (sic) who are on the air from 5-6 a.m. on WRVU? I'm not sure what the significance is...maybe it means we're BOTH crazy.