Friday, July 30, 2010

Taking A Week Off

Hello, friends. Self Help Radio has finally found a hole in the fence & will be escaping from West Virginia in a matter of days. But that escape will allow the show only to carry a few songs, for even though we're not going far - just a hundred miles west to Lexington, Kentucky - we can't carry everything we need to make a radio show. No, we'll have to forage for it once we're there.

So the next Self Help Radio show will happen a week from Tuesday. As for the extra shows - like Tags & Tricks, which was supposed to happen tomorrow - that will happen two weeks from tomorrow.

Keep your eyes on this blog for furtive developments. I mean, further. Further developments. Furtively.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Parting Guest

It's by James Whitcomb Riley!

WHAT delightful hosts are they—
     Life & Love!
Lingeringly I turn away,
     This late hour, yet glad enough
They have not withheld from me
     Their high hospitality.
So, with face lit with delight
     & all gratitude, I stay
     Yet to press their hands & say,
"Thanks.—So fine a time! Good night."

Riley wrote that after listening to this week's Self Help Radio (only he did it sometime in the late 19th century - don't ask me how) (ask Doctor Who how!) which you can listen to like an old poet at!

Be my guest. Really. Be my guest!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Whither Be My Guest?

Hello! You're here for the party, I see. I must ask: do you know the rules? The Guest Rules?

They are available all over the place, but I will freely share them with you as I freely share my home.

Rule number one: did I invite you here? I did! Was it a formal invitation? It was! Did you RSVP?

Oh, you don't know what that means. It's French, the initials for "répondez s'il vous plaît." It means, "Respond, please," or, in the colloquial, "write back, bitch!"

So, you didn't. I see. Because you didn't know.

Well, why bother with the other rules if you're not going to follow the first? Jeez, who doesn't know what RSVP means? Get out! GET OUT!

Because I can't follow the Host Rules if you're too lazy to follow the Guest Rules.

I will keep this bottle of wine you brought as well as the spinach artichoke dip. I can't stand these chips, though. Too salty. Ick.

Next time follow the Guest Rules! You've only yourself to blame!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Preface To Be My Guest: Please Listen To Dickenbock Electronics!

It's true! I finally put Saturday's episode of Dickenbock Electronics on the Self Help Radio website for your listening enjoyments. You may visit to listen to your heart's content.

Hey! There's new stuff from Mount Kimbie & James Blake & Baths & Walls. There's old stuff from Child's View & Console & Fila Brazillia. Someone wanted to hear Front 242 so I played Front 242. That's the kind of show it was. It is. It's there! For you!

Or are you like me & just totally freaked out about tonight's True Blood. I mean, my gosh!