Saturday, October 13, 2012

Preface To Spiders: Didn't You Do A Spider Show Already?

Yeah, but as I explained around the time of my ninth anniversary, I use the anniversary as a chance to revisit an old theme.  In this case, it is me revisiting a show from March 31, 2004, which I hastily put together that week because I had been bitten by a brown recluse spider.

Oh, yeah.  This guy.

It was a fun show, because people called to tell me all their spiderbite stories.  One person even offered to send me pictures of their necrotized skin.  I said thank you but no.

Looking back, I didn't have time (or try very hard) to find good spider songs.  This time around, I am more prepared.  I might not even play the songs I played the first time around!

(I didn't put mp3s of my shows up then, so I don't have the individual shows linked as I do now, so if you want to see the playlist, it's in the 2004 playlist section.  March 31.  You can just search for "spider.")

Friday, October 12, 2012


I did.  & the tenth anniversary is the diamond anniversary.  Here's a tenth anniversary graphic:

Graphic for what? you may ask.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Did Anyone Miss Self Help Radio?

I kinda missed doing Self Help Radio this week.  I'll tell you a secret: I was in town.  But I was asleep, having arrived the night before from St. Louis, where I saw Louis CK live at a lovely place called the Fox Theatre.  But I didn't have time to prepare a show, & someone named Allie did the show instead, which I haven't listened to, because what if she's much better at doing my show than I am?  What will I do with my life then?

This is an especially tender time because this week is the Self Help Radio's 10th Anniversary!  It's true!  Sometime around ten years ago, the first Self Help Radio aired on a Wednesday afternoon on KOOP radio, 91.7 fm, in Austin.  If I have time this weekend (& why wouldn't I? I don't really do anything) I'll see if I can come up with "ten years of Self Help Radio" facts & figures.  How many shows, how many themes, all the wasted minutes.

Ten years is a lot of time, isn't it?  I don't think I've done any one activity for ten years.  Except this one, I mean.  It's almost like admitting that I've grown old.  It's nearly a quarter of my life I've spent on this radio show!  & it doesn't even like me!

I was glad for the week off.  I think I'd like to do it more often, if only I could do it without missing my show.  I remember a dude at KOOP would make a show for when he was absent & then just give the recording to someone to play - just sit behind the board & play it - & in the recording he would say, "I'm not really in the studio, so don't call!"

All right, so I guess I'll just show up for Self Help Radio every day for the rest of my life, then.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Whither A Self Help Radio Without Gary?

It's true, tomorrow morning from 7 to 9am, Gary will not be hosting Self Help Radio.  A gracious RFLer named Allie will be hosting instead, a show about autumn.  You can listen on 88.1 fm in Lexington & online at wrfl dot fm.

(Do not report back to me how much better she was than I am.  I already know.)