Friday, July 26, 2013

Whither Explain?

Or should I say, "Explain whither"?

I have an email address - gary at self help radio dot net - an address that no one really writes to, although a couple of people have written to it, & sometimes they send ideas for shows.

One person wrote to me probably long enough ago to have forgotten & he said, "I don't think you can do a show with the theme 'explaining.'  I can't find anywhere near enough songs."  I made a folder on my desktop & occasionally looked for songs.

I found enough songs, I believe.  I don't think I saved the fellow's email.  I'll go & look.  Maybe he'll be happy?

I hope that explains the idea.  The show is on today from 4 to 6 pm on 88.1 fm in Lexington.  It's online live live live at wrfl dot fm.

I expect I'll have a lot of explaining to do afterwards.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Preface To Explain: How To Explain Today's Screed?

I was all set to write a (probably not very) funny post today about how in the 1990s I was a big fan of the Nickelodeon show Clarissa Explains It All & include samples of fan fiction I had written for the show for the usenet group, which of course doesn't exist.  (Or does it?)

The fan fiction would, by necessity, have nothing whatsoever to do with the show, since I was in my twenties when it aired, didn't have cable, & never saw a single episode.  I have vague memories of clicking through channels later on & seeing a boy climb through a teenage girl's window - that's about all I know about the show.  I'm not sure what she explained, or why she explained, or if she explained it all at all.  My fan fiction would have been a little tasteless - "Clarissa explains her first gynecologist visit" or something like that - & I wondered if I could rise to the challenge.

But it's getting late, I have to work on my show, & you'll have to be satisfied with this amusing picture:

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

One Of Those Funny Pictures That You Find More On Tumblr Than Blogger But I Got Nothing To Say Today

You know how it is.

It's strange how important this is to some people.  I bet my mother is going apeshit.  She loves royalty.  She loves royalty & she loves Hollywood & she loved the Pope.

I am now daydreaming about a Pope who becomes a Hollywood star & becomes the first man in history to give birth.

See?  Nothing to say today.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Make Me

I can't make anyone do anything.  Not my wife, not my dogs, especially not my cats.  How can I make you listen to Self Help Radio?  & don't say, "Do a better show!" because we both know that ain't happening.

If I can't make you listen to Self Help Radio's "make me" show, I can at least tell you where it is.  It's of course at the show's website.  You can also link directly to the show (which is in two sixty-minute parts) by using the following helpfully labelled links: part the one & part the two.  What's in each part is listed below.

Don't make me try to make you listen!

(part one)

"You Make Me" Nick Lowe _Labour Of Lust_
"Make Me Yours" Bettye Swann _Looking Good_
"You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" Ben Watt _North Marine Drive + Summer Into Winter EP_

"You Make Me Feel" The Woodentops _Bamboo: The Best Of The Woodentops_
"Sha La La (Make Me Happy)" Al Green _Greatest Hits_
"You Make Me Feel So Good" Book Of Love _Book Of Love_
"You Make Me Feel So Free" Van Morrison _Into The Music_

"You Make Me Feel Like A Weirdo" Pataphysics _Take A Look Out Your Window_
"Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)" The Temptations _Emperors Of Soul_
"You Still Make Me Smile" Dan Kibler _Capsule_
"You Make Me Feel So Good" Chips _The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968_
"Please Don't Make Me Unhappy" The Groove Farm _Plug (The Story Of Pop So Far)_

"You Make Me Hear Music (Inside My Head)" The School _Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything_
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" Anita Kerr Singers _All You Need Is Love_

(part two)

"You Won't Make Me Die" The Darling Buds _Crawdaddy_
"Make Me The Woman That You Go Home To" Gladys Knight & The Pips _The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 11: 1971_

"Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me)" Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel _The Best Years Of Our Lives_
"You Can Make Me Feel Bad" Frankie Rose & The Outs _Frankie Rose & The Outs_
"Take Me Home & Make Me Like It" Alex Chilton _Bach's Bottom_
"You Make Me Say It Somehow" The Dentists _Some People Are On The Pitch They Think It's All Over It Is Now_
"You Make Me Do Things I Don't To Do" David Ruffin _David - The Unreleased LP_

"Make Me Sad" The Embassy _Life In The Trenches_
"You Make Me Wonder" Celebrate The Nun _Continuous_
"Please Don't Make Me Cry" Winston Groovy _20 Reggae Classics_
"Don't Make Me Wait Too Long" Barry White _The Collection_

"Make Me Stay" Green Telescope _Children Of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The Second Psychedelic Era 1976-1996_
"Make Me Belong To You" Barbara Lewis _Hello Stranger: The Best Of Barbara Lewis_
"Make Me Smile" Red Sleeping Beauty _Pop Sounds_
"Why Do You Want To Make Me Sad" Perfections _Eccentric Soul: Twinight's Lunar Rotation_