Saturday, April 06, 2013


I did a radio show about ducks.  During the course of the show I played a lot of children's records & then talked about duck rape.  I have no idea what's wrong with me.

You can listen to the show now at the Self Help Radio page on the web.  The songs I played on the show are listed below.  It also turns out you can listen to the show directly from this "note."  What?  It's true!  You can listen to part one here & you can listen to part two here.  That's just ducky.

Thanks for quack quack quack!

(part one)

"Duck Soup (Opening Credits) (music by John Leipold)" The Marx Brothers _The Marx Brothers Sing & Play_
"The Duck" The Hi-Los _From Latin... To Jazz Dance: Rare Tunes Chapter One_
"The Duck" Jackie Lee _The Duck_
"The Duck" Willie Hutch _The Willie Hutch Story_

"The Ugly Duckling" Danny Kaye _Hello Children... Everywhere!_
"Little White Duck" The ABC Children's Chorus _Songs For Children By Children_
"The Duck & The Rooster" Tom T. Hall _Country Songs For Children_
"Daffy Duck's Feathered Friend" Mel Blanc _Daffy Duck's Feathered Friend_

"Disco Duck, Pt. 1" Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots _The Original Disco Duck_
"Be Like A Duck" Keith Boynton _Philadelphia Chickens (Sandra Boynton's Imaginary Musical Revue)_
"Rubber Duckie" Sesame Street _Sesame Street Silver: The Tenth Anniversary Album_
"Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks" The Brunettes _Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks_
"The Little Duck" Robbert Bobbert & The Bubble Machine _Robbert Bobbert & The Bubble Machine_

"Duck People Duck Man" Megapuss _Surfing_
"Duckrog" Von Sudenfed _Tromatic Reflexxions_

(part two)

"Crispy Duck" Yo La Tengo _Ride The Tiger_
"Flying Duck Theory" The Vibrators _V2_
"Fuzzy Duck" Go-Kart Mozart _Tearing Up The Album Chart_

"The Duck Song" Bryant Oden _The Duck Song (The Duck & The Lemonade Stand)_
"Hey Little Ducky" Sonny James _Young Love: The Complete Recordings 1952 - 1962_
"Lord Love A Duck" Gerald Smith _The Georgia Quackerjack_
"$60 Duck" Lewie Wickham _$60 Duck_
"The Duck Egg Walk" Milford Perkins _Do You Know The Difference Between Big Wood & Brush? The American Song-Poem Anthology_

"Duck's Yas Yas Yas" The Three Peppers _1937 - 1940_
"Ducks Are Only Interested in An Area Man's Bread" Onion Radio News _Onion Radio News_
"Duck Pond" The Telephone Company _The King's Surprise?_
"Ducks" King Of Cats _Indietracks 2009: An Indiepop Compilation_
"Peanut Duck" Marsha Gee _One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found_

"Duck, You Sucker" Ennio Morricone _The Ennio Morricone Anthology: A Fistful Of Film Music_
"Bert The Turtle (The Duck & Cover Song)" Dick "Two Ton" Baker _Atomic Platters_
"Duck For The Oyster" Malcolm McLaren _Duck Rock_

Friday, April 05, 2013

Why A Duck?

Shouldn't it be "whither ducks"?  Not if you've seen the Cocoanuts, it shouldn't!

Hey!  Self Help Radio's show about ducks is on the air in ten minutes!  Quack quack!  88.1 fm in Lexington!  WRFL dot FM on the web!  Quack quack quack!  4 to 6 pm!  Quack!

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Ducks In The News!

Completely coincidentally with my doing a show about ducks, controversy happens!

Media attacks duck genitalia research!

Yeah, some enterprising right-wing blogger was looking for examples of government waste, & this is all he could come up with?  They don't appear to be trying very hard!  Maybe some scientist getting four hundred grand (which isn't a lot of research money at all) to study ducks seems outrageous to some.  I live with a scientist.  I hear a lot weirder stuff.

& hey!  Am I the only one who now has the image of both Donald Duck & Daffy Duck as a horrible rapists?

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Jazz Records With Punny Titles

That's something I like.  I'm listening to songs about ducks (not that that's weird or anything) (it's for this week's show!) & there's a song called "The Duck" on this record:
Not only is that an awesome album cover - I'd kind of like to hang out with a bunch of colorful tropical birds & maybe even a guitar - but it's a fun pun.  Donald Byrd also took advantage of his last name for punny purposes, like so:
You would find this even among the most revered of jazz musicians.  You have probably heard of the albums Miles Ahead & Blue Train (Coltrane loved to pun the last syllable of his last name in song titles, too).  I don't keep up with newer jazz releases much, but I bet they still do this.

& I like it!

Monday, April 01, 2013


Talking about milking a theme for all it's worth!  Or maybe not - well.  No use crying over spilt milk.  Hey!  Are those the only clichés about milk out there?  Maybe I should make a new one, like: this show met the milk before it curdled!  Or maybe: it's better to shower in milk than gargle in wine!  Here's another: don't drink too much milk you will be more likely to fracture your bones!

Whatever the case, here's a show that will momentarily assuage your stomach ulcer but will cause more problems in the end: Self Help Radio's show about milk.  You can listen to it on the Self Help Radio website or if you don't want to have to go there & perhaps scroll down a bit, you can access the show files (it's in two parts) here (part one) & here (part two).  The songs played in each part are below.

I think the last time I ate a bowl of cereal with real milk in it, I got a little sick.  So be careful with this show - you may be lactose intolerant!

(part one)

"How Does A Cow Make Milk?" Marais & Miranda _More Nature Songs_
"Show Me How (You Milk The Cow)" Louis Jordan _Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five, Volume 5: 1949-1950_
"Milk Rock" Takako Minekawa _Cloudy Cloud Calculator_

"Milk Cow Blues" Johnnie Lee Wills _The History Of Country & Western Music Vol. 8 (1941)_
"What's The Matter With My Milk Cow?" Casey Bill Weldon _Vol. 1, 1935-1936_
"Malted Milk" Robert Johnson _The Complete Recordings_
"Milk & Water" Amos Milburn _The Best Of Amos Milburn: Down The Road Apiece_
"Sour Milk Cow Blues" Elvis Costello _Goodbye Cruel World_

"My Very Good Friend The Milkman" Fats Waller _1935, Vol. 2_
"The Milkman" The Nits _Les Nuits_
"The Sad Milkman" Sally Timms _Cowboy Sally's Twilight Laments For Lost Buckaroos_
"The Milkman Of Human Kindness" Billy Bragg _Life's A Riot With Spy Vs. Spy_
"Milk Man" Deerhoof _Milk Man_

"Brötchen & Milch (No Milk Today)" Four Kings _Pop In Germany, Vol. 1_

(part two)

"Milch Von Der Cocosnuss" Caterina Valente _Mit 1000 Träumen Durch Die Zeit_
"Chocolate Milk" The Two Man Gentlemen Band _¡Dos Amigos, Una Fiesta!_
"Pizza & Chocolate Milk" The Terrible Twos _If You Ever See An Owl..._
"Buttermilk" Shelley Berman _Inside Shelley Berman_
"Buttermilk Baby" Merrill E Moore _Western Dance, Vol. 1_

"Safe As Milk (Take 12)" Captain Beefheart _Safe As Milk_
"I Drink Milk" Teen Idles _Flex Your Head_
"Milk Maid" Milky Wimpshake _Popshaped_
"Whistling Thru Milk" The Wibbley Brothers _Go Weird_

"Drinking Milk Again" Appendix Out _Beikoku-Ongaku # 13_
"This Land Flows With Milk" Isobel Campbell _Amorino_
"Milk & Honey" The Monochrome Set _The Best Of The Monochrome Set_

"Milkshake Mademoiselle" Jerry Lee Lewis _Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On: The Very Best Of Jerry Lee Lewis_
"Milkshake" Poseur _Beat Party!_
"Milkshake" Yuck _Yuck_