Saturday, March 09, 2013

Silver Birthday WRFL!

Happy silver anniversary WRFL!  Here's a show for you full of silver for your jubilee!  Happy happy happy birthday dear radio station!

Show is now tarnishing at the Self Help Radio website.  You can listen directly to each part like so: part one | part two.  Silver songs are in a list below.

Happy birthday happy birthday WRFL!

(part one)
"Silver" The Pixies _Doolittle_
"Silver" Echo & The Bunnymen _Ocean Rain_
"Silver" Mark Burgess & Yves Altana _Paradyning_

"Silver" The Anyways _The Sound Of Leamington Spa Vol 1_
"Silver" Ride _Play_
"Gold & Silber" Pyrolator _New Deutsch_
"Gold & Silver" Toots & The Maytals _Monkey Man/From The Roots_
"Silver & Gold" Neil Young _Silver & Gold_

"Look For The Silver Lining" Marion Harris _20 # 1 Hits Of The '20s_
"Silver Lining" Beulah _The Coast Is Never Clear_
"Silver Lining" Guards _In Guards We Trust_
"A Silver Key Can Open An Iron Lock Somewhere" Kleenex/Liliput _Kleenex/Liliput 1978-1983_
"By The Light Of The Silvery Moon" Little Richard _The Essential_

"Silver Morning" Brian Eno _Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks_

(part two)
"Silver Plane" Felt _Poem Of The River_
"Silver Friends" The Lucksmiths _What Bird Is That?_
"Dan Destiny && The Silver Dawn" The Chills _Brave Words_
"Silver Dollars" Allo Darlin _Allo Darlin_

"Silver Rocket" Sonic Youth _Daydream Nation_
"Silver Shorts" The Wedding Present _Hit Parade 1_
"Silver Waterfalls" Siouxsie & The Banshees _Superstition_
"Fine Art In Silver" Phillip Boa & The Voodooclub _Boa Best Singles_

"Maxwell's Silver Hammer" Let's Wrestle _Mojo Presents Abbey Road Now_
"Silver Bird" Ruthann Friedman _Hurried Life: Lost Recordings 1965-1971_
"Silver Dew On The Bluegrass Tonight" Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys _San Antonio Rose_
"Silver Dollar" Bob Scobey Frisco Band _The Good Time Jazz Story_

"Silver Butterfly" Nicky James _Rubble Vol. 10_
"Silver Sportscar" Starlet _Stay On My Side_
"Silver Shoes" Ampersand _Ampersand_

Friday, March 08, 2013

Whither Silver?

I was walking along, minding my own bee's knees, thinking that on Friday, March 8, 2013, I would be doing a nice Self Help Radio show about bridges (probably on my mind since most of them in America are about to collapse) when suddenly someone says something about the radio station I'm on having a birthday that week.  A birthday!  But I do a birthday show every year for the love of my life!  Now I have to do one for a radio station that I love almost as much as I love the love of my life?

It hits me!  25 years is the silver anniversary!  Sure, RFL hasn't been married for 25 years to itself (that's still illegal under Kentucky law) but it has been 25 years of something.  & when you've had twenty-five years of something you have what the Wikipedia calls a Silver Jubilee.  Don't believe me?  Here's what it says on that page I just linked to:

Silver Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 25th anniversary. The anniversary celebrations can be of a wedding anniversary, ruling anniversary or anything that has completed a 25 year mark.

I must reiterate that this isn't a wedding anniversary since RFL is technically single (though in several committed relationships) but it is a ruling anniversary, since WRFL rules.  Oh yeah.

Listen today from 4 to 6 pm on 88.1 fm in Lexington, or online at WRFL dot fm.  I'll archive the show this weekend.  Oh, & why not come celebrate with us tonight while you're in town?

Happy Silver Jubilee, WRFL!

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Preface To Silver: Happy Birthday WRFL!

At 2pm on March 7, 1988, WRFL went on the air.  It's been playing amazing programming ever since. Happy birthday to this station I have come to love so much!

Do you know about this?  The first of a year of celebrations, at Al's Bar Friday night, with lots of RFL people in bands + RFL deejays.  What fun!  It will be great!

Here's the official poster.  I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Up Series

I have spent the last few nights watching (& in some cases, re-watching) those documentaries called the  "Up Series."  The most recent one, which I haven't seen, just came out last year & may even still be in theaters like now.  (Probably not in Lexington though frowny face.)

It makes me wish & also not-wish (which means, you know, my life as it is) someone had filmed me every seven years.  I can't really imagine how different I would've looked/seemed/acted every seven years - also, I would've been in six of the films by now!

We should all have done that - yearbooks & crummy memories are not enough.  I wouldn't necessarily have wanted a documentary made - I was such an ugly child & worse as a teenager - but I wish I had a video snapshot of my life every seven years or so.  I might watch it too many times to be healthy.

Is it too late to start now?

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Salmon Fishing In Alaska

Does this make you think of either Orange Juice's song "Salmon Fishing In New York" or Richard Brautigan's book Trout Fishing in America?  (I suppose you might also know the band as well.)  Neither of these have anything to do with actual salmon fishing in Alaska, but they were the two things I immediately thought of when I got an email entitled "Salmon Fishing In Alaska."

The email wasn't an ad or solicitation sent directly to me - instead it was sent to my Self Help Radio address.  Which is I suppose an address that spiders or other automation could rip from websites such as mine - but what if they thought they were writing to a self-help radio show?  What could that mean?

Here are some insights from the email:

There’s one reason why over 90% of our anglers return
to our Nushagak King Salmon Camp... They catch fish!


According to preliminary forecast from Alaska Fish and Game Biologist the 2013 King Salmon run on the Nushagak will be the largest in years which should mean another round of phenomenal fishing.

Want more proof?  Here's a picture!

That fish does not look happy.  That dude looks a little too happy.

I don't fish, & there's nothing about the details of the trip in the email, but do you have to eat the fish you catch there?  Can you imagine taking home a suitcase full of those suckers?  Plus the ice?  Or will they turn them into fish sticks for you at no additional cost?  What are the rules?  I don't know the rules.  Here's more:

It's hard to imagine better fishing than averaging over 30 King Salmon, per boat, per day (3 fishermen).

I do find that hard to imagine!  Where I am going to find 3 fishermen???