Friday, March 22, 2013

Whither Tomorrow?

I am doing this show became someone (who asked not to be named) (I'm glad I asked if she minded if I mentioned her name) (oops, should I mention her gender?) (too late!) asked me to & told me three songs I should play.  I'm going to play two of them.  That'll teach her!

There were too many damn songs about tomorrow.  I listened to over a hundred of them.  They stretched all the way from yesterday to - well, you know.

It's on today! Friday! March 22! From 4 to 6 pm on 88.1 fm in Lexington, & online at  Listen!

Tomorrow - aha! - I may put it up on self help radio dot net.  Or maybe the day after tomorrow...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Road Down The Lake

I have been having a few drinks thoughts I mean about the road down the lake.  First of all bear with me it does seem weird for a road to exist somewhat down a lake and that road not as a rule being underwater but I don't know if this is common and only I just haven't seen it before.  I have asked an architect friend well he's not exactly an architect but he has a righteous collection of model airplanes which he says he built with his own hands and I believe him because he smells of model airplane glue a not unpleasant smell but you do get a headache around him after a time and I'll admit it also a little dizzy.  What was I talking about.  Yes, he says that the road down the lake is somewhat improbably but not impossible because look it's right there and there's a good chance the Romans also once built a road down a lake since despite not being as creative as the Greeks the Romans were innovators in things like roads and aqueducts.  My friend Jane asked me when I mentioned that where exactly the Romans built a road down a lake and I admit I didn't know if they ever really did but that didn't stop me from bluffing a little bit because and saying this doesn't make me a bad person I do like it when I can impress Jane who is everybody says one of the most impressive people you'll ever meet although has this ever happened to you you meet someone and they're really impressive but you can't quite figure out later what it was about them that impressed you.  Jane is a little like that as is her boyfriend Chester who however does have incredible upper body strength and without at least I think this and I have no reason to doubt it without lifting weights or other physical activities.  He by the way thinks that the road down the lake was built by Indian tribes who used to live in this area despite the fact that it's only been around for a few years and in fact before the road was there it was and the lake too a shopping center that was the center of shopping activities in this glum suburb well into the 1970s until a gigantic mall was built a few lakes down and that meant the slow sad decline of the shopping center first as a gigantic bingo parlor which used to be the Piggly-Wiggly and then the inevitable purchase and neglect by a multinational lake consortium which I'm sure you already guessed was as foreign as it was aquatically inclined.  Anyway at some point I guess I'll bike to the road down the lake and see if it goes anywhere because so far it's not on my GPS nor on Google Maps but since I have you here can I ask if there are any roads down your lakes and if so would it be worth my while to bike down because I'd hate to go all that way and not find anything you know?

Monday, March 18, 2013


I just noticed - I now have more "notes" - which are just me reporting that my show is now available for downloading - than "likes."  I always seem to take my show to new heights (or is it depths?) of patheticness.

Oh, & I looked it up - "patheticness" - meaning "the state or quality of being pathetic" - is a word.

The show this past week though was about bridges.  Which has nothing to do with how terrible some things make me feel.  Bridges are neat!  You can listen to the show over at the Self Help Radio website, or you can listen to both parts by clicking on their links: part one | part two.  The songs in each part are below.

Thanks for listening!

(part one)

"The Bridge" Sun Ra _The Singles_
"The Bridge" Neil Young _Time Fades Away_
"The Old Stone Bridge" Emily _Irony EP_

 "Under The Bridges Of Paris" Eartha Kitt _That Bad Eartha_
"Bridge Of Love" Joe Dowell _Hey! Look What I Found, Vol. 5_
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" Senator Sam J. Ervin Jr _Golden Throats, Vol. 2_
"Tower Bridge" Spike Milligan _The Spike Milligan Collection_
"Bridges & Balloons" The Decemberists _Picaresqueties_

"The Brooklyn Bridge" Frank Sinatra _The Best Of The Columbia Years 1943  - 1952_
"Brooklyn Bridge" Bobby Bare _Detroit City & Other Hits_
"Brooklyn Bridge" Darren Hanlon _Little Chills_
"The Westminster Bridge Song" Vermont Sugar House _Carlton Gardens_

"Bridge" Orange Juice _Coals To Newcastle_

(part two)

"Burning Bridges" The Mike Curb Congregation _Super Hits Of The '70s - Have A Nice Day! Vol. 5_
"Not Quite Burning Bridges" Tullycraft _The Singles_
"Burning Bridges" Louise Burns _Mellow Drama_
"Burning Bridges" Friends _Far & Away EP_

"London Bridges" This Is Ivy League _This Is Ivy League_
"London Bridge" Sage Francis _Li(f)e_
"London Bridge Is Falling Down" Newtrament _Electro Funk Sessions_
"Golden Gate Bridge" Rose Melberg _Portola_

"Under The Bridge" The Motorcycle Boy _You & Me Against The World_
"Another Bridge" Everything But The Girl _Eden_
"Tarrilup Bridge" The Triffids _Born Sandy Devotional_
"Throw Aggi Off The Bridge" Black Tambourine _Complete Recordings_

"The Bridge Of Death" Monty Python _The Album Of The Soundtrack Of The Trailer Of The Film Of Monty Python & The Holy Grail_
"Drawbridge" All Girl Summer Fun Band _Summer Of '98_
"Misty Morning, Albert Bridge" The Pogues _Peace & Love_