Saturday, November 10, 2012

Preface To The Invisible Show: Did I Recommend A Record This Week Of Did It Disappear?

Last week - here, in fact - I responded to someone who had asked me, "If you have a blog about your radio show, why don't you talk about records - reviews, etc. - on it?"

My answer is mainly this: I don't talk about anything on the blog!

But I thought I might make tentative steps toward such a thing - as if anything I say could really matter - by just telling about something I heard & liked & have been listening to during the week.

This week it's this:

It's a record by an English fellow (who was raised in Scotland) who's known primarily as an artist - he won the Turner Prize!  It's quirky indiepop - something I like a lot.

There!  Have a recommendation!

Friday, November 09, 2012


I thought I'd get off on the wrong foot in November with a show about feet.  Though I risked alienating the more unstable sort of podiatrist, I went ahead & asked (also I answered) difficult questions like: is it important to have a good-fitting shoe? what is wrong with foot fetishists? what are the major ailment of the foot?  I thought I stumbled, but the show stood on its own two feet.

The show is at the Self Help Radio website letting the grass grow under its feet.  You can listen to it in two parts (which are detailed below): right foot & left foot.  I think the left foot is longer than the right.  Hey!  Sometimes that happens.

Thanks for knocking me off my feet again!

(foot one)

"You Need Feet" Bernard Bresslaw _Classic British Comedy_
"Happy Feet" Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra _The History Of Pop Radio (1930-1932)_
"My Pal Foot Foot" The Shaggs _The Shaggs_

"Get On The Good Foot" James Brown _Star Time_
"Foot Stompin'" The Underbeats _The Soma Records Story_
"Cold Feet" Ronnie Whitehead _Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg_
"Feet Start Walking" Doris Duke _I'm A Loser_
"Knocks Me Off My Feet" Stevie Wonder _Songs In The Key Of Life_

"The Flat Feet Floogie" Slim & Slam _Slim Gaillard 1937 - 1938_
"Henry's Got Flat Feet (Can't Dance No More)" Hank Ballard _Sexy Ways: The Best Of Hank Ballard_
"Reggae Feet" Lloyd Williams _Studio One Funk_
"Foot Apple" Coyle & Sharpe _On The Loose_
"Two Left Feet" Richard Thompson _Watching The Dark: The History Of Richard Thompson_

(foot two)

"Barefoot Baby" Janis Martin _Western Dance, Vol. 1_
"Barefootin'" Robert Parker _Beg, Scream, Shout: The Big Ol' Box Of 60's Soul_
"Dancing Barefoot" Patti Smith Group _Outside Society_
"Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet" Woody Guthrie _Some Folk_
"Bigfoot" The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group _Sniff_

"Cushion Foot Stomp" Clarence Williams' Washboard Band _Clarence Williams 1927_
"Don't Let The Rhythm Go To Your Head (Let The Rhythm Go To Your Feet)" Fletcher Henderson _Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra_
"Your Feet's Too Big" Fats Waller _Ain't Misbehavin'_
"Tap Your Feet (& Go Bo-De-Do-De-Do)" New Vaudeville Band _Winchester Cathedral_
"Happy Feet" 8 1/2 Souveniers _Martini Musique_

"Kick That Little Foot Sally Ann" Round Robin _Hearing Is Believing: The Jack Nitzsche Story 1962-1979_
"Throw Your Foot" The Cure _Join The Dots_
"Eyes Grow Feet" Hummingbirds _Va Va Voom_
"Falling Off Of My Feet Again" Siddeleys _Slum Clearance_

Thursday, November 08, 2012

I Know, I Know

I haven't put up this week's show on the website.  I guess the week just walked away from me.  Get it? The show was about feet?  It walked away?


Anyway, I am putting it on the list of things I need to do tomorrow.  I will do it tomorrow.  I wish that someone actually wanted to hear the show after it aired, because then I'd feel a bit of pressure to actually take the time to put it up on the website.  But since no one does, since it's about my own obsessive desire to follow rules I put in place for myself years ago, it's easy to shirk when other things - less important things (if you can believe that) to be sure - take up my time.  Like spending all night Tuesday watching election returns until 2am.  Stuff like that.

I need to get my life in order.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Whither Feet?

Feets don't fail me now!

I just realized there are too many foot-related idioms to really even begin to talk about tomorrow on Self Help Radio.  I may just have to talk about foot ailments instead.

I better go write some things down.

Listen!  Tomorrow morning from 7 to 9 am on 88.1 fm WRFL in Lexington - online at WRFL dot fm - & hopefully I'll put the show online later that day at the Self Help Radio website.

I hope to put my best foot forward tomorrow!