Saturday, August 28, 2010

Zeke Heads 'Em Off At The Pass

Yessirree rattler, that fictional so-&-so Zeke Moonshine came in outta the prairie today to rustle up some fine ol' country & blues tunes for the second installment of his immodestly-titled series "The Zeke Moonshine Show." He wants you to know that no buffalo were harmed in the recording of this show. He also thinks it may be more sanitary if we provide him with a spittoon during his sessions.

You can listen to his musical adventures at Before he & his faithful steed Camouflage went off into the sunset, he promised to be back some day, & that then - & only then - would he pay us back what he owes us.

One of our engineers woke up & said, "Who was that backwards-masked man?"

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cats With Asthma & Other Rhyming Memes

She said something not-nice to the flamingo. The flamingo did not hear her.

She decided to try a different approach. The flamingo appeared to be ignoring her.

She wanted to make more noise. But there was a dozen dozing wasps in the nearby trees.

She knew a couple of the wasps, socially. The others might be more disagreeable.

She did however need to mildly insult the flamingo. After all it had said about her.

She had heard from a farmer that the flamingo gossiped about her. It wasn't the first time she had heard this.

She hadn't expected the flamingo to be hard-of-hearing. Nor meaner than a box of hot nails.

She knew she should never become friends with a flamingo. The wasps she knew, for example, had warned her.

She had thought of an excellent put-down with which to insult the flamingo. But the flamingo did not hear her.

She decided to say it louder. This time the flamingo heard her.

She expected the flamingo to lose its temper. But it just said, "Same to you."

She accepted the impasse. Over in the nearby trees, some wasps snickered.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It Was A Pleasure Then

Well, it was. Although I didn't play that song. Which I wanted to, but it's eight minutes long. So I chose to play long Roxy Music & Phil Ochs songs instead.

Yes, Self Help Radio's first "normal" slot of the fall was a pleasurable show all about pleasure. I pleasured myself during the entire show. Wait. Did I really say that?

You can listen to the show at It is my pleasure to offer such pleasure to you.

Thanks for listening!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Whither Pleasure?

It is a PLEASURE to do radio.

It is a PLEASURE to be on WRFL.

It is a PLEASURE to be able to do as ridiculous show as Self Help Radio.

It is a PLEASURE to be on the air every Tuesday morning from 3 to 6am!

It is a PLEASURE to split that time between Sugar Substitute & Self Help Radio!

It is a PLEASURE to know you're listening. If you're listening. Won't you listen?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Preface To Pleasure: Early Morning Beginnings

As you well know, I am beginning anew at a new radio station, the wonderful WRFL, which is at 88.1 on the fm dial in Lexington. Since I am beginning anew, I urged the powers-that-be (who happens to be a very nice fellow named Matt) to treat me no different from any of the newcomers to the station. He obliged.

So Self Help Radio will have to air sometime during my first official timeslot on WRFL: 3 - 6 am. AM. Ante meridian. In the morning!

I have of course done early morning shows before. I started at KVRX at 5 to 7am, & subbed many early morning slots. During breaks between school, I often did large blocks - midnight to nine am, for example - & loved almost every minute of it. The big issue here isn't the time - I'm happy to do radio even when no one is listening - but when to put Self Help Radio?

Self Help Radio from 3 to 4:30 am would start off the block like I normally do. But surely more people would be listening as they wake from 4:30 to 6 am? Certainly! Okay then!

Because I am a new deejay I am required to fulfill certain charting obligations of the station, so I'll do Sugar Substitute (which is a pop show) from 3 to 4:30 & then Self Help Radio from 4:30 to 6. I know it's early - even in different time zones - so of course I'll understand if you can wake to listen to it live. I'll still archive the shows on You're off the hook.

& thanks for listening to me work this through in my head.