Friday, May 10, 2013

Whither A Tribute To George Jones?

Man, if anyone deserves someone playing his music & talking a little about his life, it's him.  You can read the New York Times obituary, titled "his life was a country song," to get a sense of the man.

In my usual dumbass way, I'll be playing lots of his music, people covering him, songs about him, & a few collaborations.  I won't do him justice because I am probably incapable of doing a real tribute.  If you're a big fan, you might not want to listen - I might offend you.

But it's the only way I know how to process these things & say goodbye, & I pretend I am doing something different than the average tribute show, & it makes me happy to think so.

The show will be on today from 4 to 6 pm, on 88.1 fm WRFL in Lexington & on your computer at the WRFL website.  Yeah, I'll archive it later.

George Jones.  It's nice I get to live in a world that had him in it for a little while.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Preface To A Tribute To George Jones: If This Radio Show Don't Kill Me, Drinking Will

Seriously, listening to George Jones for several days in preparation for this show might be doing my liver serious damage.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

New Intro Time Again!

I am doing something that I do every year, which is make a new intro for my show.

Technically, I didn't do it every year of my show - apparently 2003 & 2004 passed before I made another intro.  Oh how I wish I had chosen to make a new intro every two years!  Well.  Anyway.  There's a new one that will debut on Friday's show.

Want to listen to it now?  In case you do, it's right here, a click away.  But seriously, it's no big deal.

I've made a lot of them - like I said, almost one a year.  Mostly one a year.  It should be a source of pride for me but there you are.  Wanna hear them?

You can listen to the 2002 intro (my first!) here.

You can listen to the 2003 intro here.

You can listen to the 2005 intro here.

You can listen to the 2006 intro here.

You can listen to the 2007 intro here.

You can listen to the 2008 intro here.

You can listen to the 2009 intro here.

You can listen to the 2010 intro here.

You can listen to the 2011 intro here.

You can listen to the 2012 intro (the most recent!) here.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013


Necks!  What the heck!  I'm kind of a wreck, I've watched too much Star Trek, I'm at your call & beck, & tired of being a smart alec: let's check on necks!

It's a show about necks, it's true.  Look at the songs below if you don't believe me.  Listen to the show over at the Self Help Radio website if you can't imagine such a thing.  Here, listen to it by clicking directly here for part one & here for part two.  Really.  It's a show about necks!

Though I never got around to talking about necking.  I wonder what that means.

(part one)

"Necks, Necks, Necks" Sarah Silverman _Songs Of The Sarah Silverman Program_
"Neck" Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians _Luminous Groove_
"Broke My Neck" Echo & The Bunnymen _Heaven Up Here_

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" Elvis Presley _King Creole_
"Up To My Neck In High Muddy Waters" The Greenbriar Boys _Best Of The Vanguard Years_
"A Swallow On My Neck" Morrissey _The HMV / Parlophone Singles 88-95_
"Your Sweet Neck" The Moog _Sold For Tomorrow_
"Peck Ya Neck" Mandrill _Solid_

"Lucas Was A Redneck" Mac Davis _Country Funk 1969 - 1975_
"Redneck" Swamp Dogg _Total Destruction Of Your Mind_
"Redneck (Single Edit)" Luxuria _Unanswerable Lust & Beast Box_
"Temple Redneck" The Sandkings _Welcome To England_
"Redneck Gout Club" Finally Punk _Get Serious_

"Pencil Neck Geek" Fred Blassie _Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection: The Greatest Novelty Records Of All Time_
"Neck Tattoo" Todd Barry _Medium Energy_

(part two)

"Chicken Necks" The Genies _Who's That Knocking_
"Fried Neck Bones & Some Homefries" Willie Bobo _Uno, Dos, Tres 1-2-3_
"Long Neck Bottles" Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band _The Spotlight Kid/Clear Spot_
"Up The Neck" The Pretenders _The Pretenders_

"Brassneck" The Wedding Present _Bizarro_
"Bottleneck At Capel Curig" Half Man Half Biscuit _Trouble Over Bridgwater_
"Break Your Neck" East Village _Hotrod Hotel_
"One Neck" Holly Golightly _Truly She Is None Other_

"Rough Neck Blues" The Allen Brothers _The Complete Recordings Vol. 3: 1932-1934_
"Down In My Neck Of The Woods" Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys _San Antonio Rose_
"Columbian Necktie" Big Black _Songs About Fucking_
"Hit Me" Savages _Silence Yourself_
"Bangkok Necktie" Man Man _Life Fantastic_

"The Jiffy Neckwear Creation" Baby Lemonade _Souvenirs from Egg Records_
"V-Neck" Madison Electric _Drive-In Season_