Saturday, May 19, 2012

Preface To Hours: Finally The Bow & Arrow Show

Gosh, I'm sorry this is so late.  I took a small vacation after my show on Monday & then had too much to do when I got back.  You didn't notice of course, but I still feel bad about it.  If I had a bow & an arrow, I'd let you shoot a radio off my head.  Or try to, at least.

Suffice it to say, I've learned my lesson: I should go on vacations more often!

The show was split in two by all the arrows shot at it.  You can find the two parts at the Self Help Radio website or you can download them directly.  Part one is right here & part one is right here.  I am tempted to make arrows to point the way like this ->>-----|>

& so I did!  The songs played on both halves are listed below.

(part one)

"Arrows & Baloons" Robert Pollard _Moses On A Snail_
"Cupid's Bow" Rodney Allen _Take The Subway To Your Suburb_
"Quiver (Arrows In My)" Bow Wow Wow _When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going_

"William Tell Overture" Sounds Incorporated _Hazy Memories Vol. 2_
"Arrow In A Bow" The Go-Betweens _Send Me A Lullaby_
"Arrow Of Love" Six Teens _A Casual Look: The Flip Recordings_
"Fallen Arrow" Ida _Ten Small Paces_
"Arrow" Jeffrey Lewis with Jack Lewis & Anders Griffin _It's The Ones Who've Cracked That The Light Shines Through_
"The Flint Arrowhead" Johnny Cash _From Sea To Shining Sea_

"Broken Arrow" Neil Young _Neil Young Archives, Vol. 1: 1963-1972_
"Broken Arrows" Jose Gonzalez _Veneer_
"Broken Arrow" Chuck Berry _Johnny B. Goode/His Complete '50s Chess Recordings_

(part two)

"Days Of The Broken Arrows" The Idle Race _Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond, Vol. 3_
"Slings & Arrows" The Wooly Ones _Scarey Business_

"Robin Hood" John Strachan _Songs From Aberdeenshire_
"Robin Hood" Dick James _Hello Children Everywhere_
"Little Arrows" Leapy Lee _Little Arrows_
"Me & My Arrow" Harry Nilsson _The Point!_
"Blue Arrows" Mick Harvey _Two Of Diamonds_
"Love Is An Arrow" Aberfeldy _Young Forever_
"Arrows" Mitch Hedberg _Mitch All Together_
"Zen Archer" Todd Rundgren _A Wizard, A True Star_

"Poison Arrow" ABC _Lexicon Of Love_
"Poison Arrow" Sonic Youth _The Eternal_
"Love Is Swift Arrows" Be Bop Deluxe _Axe Victim_

Friday, May 18, 2012

Still No "Bows & Arrows" Show Online

It's true, I didn't get around to it today.  Well, actually, I did get around to doing some of it, but I won't be able to get the show up by the end of the day.  Not that ANYONE REALLY GIVES A SHIT.  I have long gotten used to the fact that I mainly write this blog for me, not for any imaginary "listener" - & since I don't much care for what I write, I can only speculate on how the average person, stumbling onto this, might roll their eyes & try to find something else online, perhaps about a nipple slip.  Or a super-hero movie.

I will put the show up tomorrow.  I have just been hella busy.  Also hella lazy.  But in a busy way.  I had to watch white people play jazz in Lexington tonight.  Not all white people.  Mainly white people.  It was thunderously dull.  I am not someone who gets bored often.  But halfway through I thought seriously of maybe taking a nap.  Falling asleep on the older gentleman to my right.

The audience was mainly old people, & they enjoyed it.  The stumpy & obese "conductor" (he also played an instrument) (but looked like a cross between Penn Jillette & James Lipton), he got redder as he went on, & I worried he might stroke out at any minute.  Thank god for intermission!  Also, smokers.  We were able to sneak away, the wife & I, through the smokers, pretending we were doing the same.

Anyway.  Show.  Tomorrow.  I swear.  Like you care.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's On The Way!

You haven't noticed, but I've been gone since Monday so I haven't posted this week's show (which was about bows & arrows).  But I will!  Soon!  Maybe not tonight, but definitely tomorrow.  Or tomorrow night.  Surely no later than Saturday.  Although Sunday is not out of the question.  Time management is not my strong suit.  I set aside time on Mondays, but if I can't put the shows up on Mondays, that task stumbles into another task's time.  Sometimes that task is "lying around eating cold sesame noodles."  Which task do you think wins that contest?

Stay tuned!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Whither Bows & Arrows?

No, it's not because of the Avengers movie, though Hawkeye is surprisingly bad-ass.  Or maybe I should just say Jeremy Renner is bad ass.  Because Hawkeye has always seemed like a low-rent Green Arrow.  & Green Arrow, done right, is really fucking bad ass.  I wonder how Jeremy Renner would look with a little yellow goatee?

This is neither here nor there, but I had a dream in which a friend did something despicable to me & I woke up wanting to unfriend him on the Facebook.

I have spent days finding songs about bows & arrows.  I hope you will spend ninety minutes tomorrow (Monday morning) listening to what I've found.  The show will air from 7:30 to 9:00 am on 88.1 fm WRFL in Lexington.  You can listen in real time online at wrfl dot fm.

Normally I archive my shows the very same day I air them, but I will be taking a short trip up north so the show probably won't be on the Self Help Radio website until later in the week.  I apologize!

But listen tomorrow.  There's a song about an arrow that I shall send straight to your heart.