Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Zeke Moonshine Show?!?

Yeah, yeah, Zeke Moonshine wanted to just call it the Zeke Moonshine Show. He said, "The Heliocentric Hootenanny is already taken." Of course, Zeke is really just me speaking in a vaguely Southern accent. Not really all that convincing. Maybe that explains the vague egotism. I mean, I'd never call a radio show "The Gary Dickerson Show," but I guess I don't mind if it's a dumb pseudonym. I hope it doesn't offend Dick Dickenbock or Vance Chamberlain. Those guys are sensitive.

The show is waiting for your eager ears at It's just the first episode, so forgive it its shortcomings. But the records are really all that scratchy. I can't help that.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Countdown To Yesterday

Tomorrow is the premiere of my country/blues show, & I don't have a name yet. Seriously. I don't have a name. It was hard enough to come up with Tags & Tricks for the jazz show. What shall I call an old-timey blues & country show? Why aren't you helping?

I do think that I'm going to let my old pal (& seventh cousin thrice removed) (the last time he was removed was by the sheriff) Zeke Moonshine. Maybe he'll come up with a name. But you know, if he comes up with a name, it's going to be something like "Zeke Moonshine's Country & Blues Emporium" or "Zeke Moonshine's Ninety Minutes Of Hoots" or "Zeke Moonshine Presents Scratchy Radio For Your Edjumacation." It'll be Zeke Moonshine something, that's for sure. Can you live with that?

I guess I can too. Check back tomorrow! I'll let you know when the show's been posted to!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Something Creepy This Way Creeps...

Okay, it's not that creepy. I mean, this isn't a Halloween show or anything like that. It's just a show with the theme "creep." It covers people who are creeps, things that are creepy, & people & things that creep. Very straightforward. Ish.

You can listen to the show now at I'd write more about it but I don't want to be a creep & hassle you. If you wanna listen to it, you can listen to it.

But seriously. Listen to it.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Whither Creep?

There are nine meanings of the word "creep" which pertain to this week's Self Help Radio:

(I got the following definitions from

The verb form that means "to move slowly with the body close to the ground, as a reptile or an insect, or a person on hands & knees."

The verb form that means "to approach slowly, imperceptibly, or stealthily (often followed by up )."

The verb form that means "to sneak up behind someone or without someone's knowledge (usually followed by up on )."

The noun form that means "an act or instance of creeping."

The verb form that means "to grow along the ground, a wall, etc., as a plant." Also the noun form of such a plant: "creeper."

The noun form that means "a boring, disturbingly eccentric, painfully introverted, or obnoxious person." Although I would add that a creep often makes one feel creepy.

Speaking of, the adjectival form ("creepy") that means both "having or causing a creeping sensation of the skin, as from horror or fear" & "of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a person who is a creep; obnoxious; weird."

& of course the pluralized noun form ("the creeps") that means "a sensation of horror, fear, disgust, etc., suggestive of the feeling induced by something crawling over the skin."

There are more than nine definitions of "creep," you know. I can't be expected to cover them all.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Preface To Creep: This Show Will Have Nothing To Do With Richard M. Nixon

What do John N. Mitchell, G. Gordon Liddy, E. Howard Hunt, & Charles Colson have in common? They're all C.R.E.E.P.s!

It's one of history's most felicitous acronymic errors - these felons (& they all served time for the Watergate break-in & related criminal activities) meant their Committee for the Re-Election of the President to be abbreviated CRP, but, with absence of foresight - or simply not having seen the letters written down - they didn't predict that their political rivals - or really anyone with common sense - would see a better acronym was CREEP.

That's too funny to be true. But it was a simpler time. Irony hadn't yet become America's bailiwick.

But this week's show has nothing to do with the Committee for the Re-Election of the President. Alas!