Friday, August 02, 2013

Whither Midnight?

At 4pm this afternoon, it becomes midnight on WRFL.  Midnight will be two hours long.  There is nothing you can do about this.

Self Help Radio's show about midnight, airing in "real time" (whatever that is) from four to six pm in Lexington at 88.1 fm (4 to 6 pm = midnight) or everywhere else at

Listen, or you may turn into a pumpkin!

Or how about: listen, Self Help Radio might turn into a pumpkin!

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Preface To Midnight: Did You Ever Read That Witching Hour Comic?

I got this from the Wikipedia entry:
When I was a kid, my brothers brought home all manner of comic book - this was in the 1970s, when comics were put on newstands willy-nilly, so the weekly haul might be war comic heavy, or super-hero heavy (I liked that most of all), or sometimes horror comic heavy.  These were watered down Comics Code horror comics, like the one shown above, & despite my desire as a kid to read everything put in front of me, I didn't really enjoy these types of comics.  Not scary enough?  I don't know.

I've gone back & read a few from the 1950s, but mainly because Steve Ditko was drawing them.  His art makes everything worth reading.

But comics like "The Witching Hour": Did you ever read them?  Did you like them?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


The wife is re-watching the television show Lost.  It is reminding me how much I liked Terry O'Quinn's performance on the show as the tragic character of John Locke.  If you haven't watched it in a while, here are some nice John Locke moments a fan collected on the YouTube:

It's got to be the best role of Mr. O'Quinn's very long career.  He won an Emmy for it!

I wish I had time to rewatch entire series!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


I want to explain.  But I can't explain.  Who, if not me, can explain?  Don't ask me to explain.  Explain yourself.  Wait, I'll explain.  I'll need some time to explain.  Can I explain?

Here's where the explain show is: Self Help Radio website.  Here's where the shows are directly: part one & part two  Down there's where explain songs are listed.

No explanation necessary!

(part one)

"Explaning The Blues" Ma Rainy _Nothing But The Blues_
"How Will I Explain About You" Bill Monroe _Blue Moon Of Kentucky_
"Can Anyone Explain" Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald _The Historic Collection Vol. 3_

"Let Me Explain" Sonny Boy Williamson _The Essential Sonny Boy Williamson_
"Let Me Explain" Cadillacs _Fabulous Cadillacs & Crazy Cadillacs_
"Explain Yourself" Judge Davis _The Flash Records Story, Vol. 2_
"Can't Explain How It Happened" Ivory Joe Hunter _The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968_
"A Feeling (That I Can't Explain)" Inez Johnston _What More More A Woman Can Do?_

"I'll Explain" John E. Sharpe & The Squires _I'm Losing Tonight! Vol.15: 30 Moody Garage-Folkpunk Gems Around The Globe_
"I Just Can't Explain It" The Jokers Wild _USA Garage Greats 1965-1967: Behind Locked Doors_
"I Can't Explain This Feeling" Tasmanians _Fuzz, Flaykes, & Shakes, Vol. 6_
"Explanation" The Gears _Die Today_
"I Can't Explain" David Bowie _Pin Ups_
"I Can't Explain It" McCoys _Hang On Sloopy: The Best Of The McCoys_

"I Can't Explain" Delroy Wilson _Better Must Come One Day_
"More Time (To Explain)" Larry Coney _Down & Out: The Sad Soul Of The Black South_

(part two)

"Explain It To Her Mamma" The Temprees _Wattstax Soundtrack_
"Explain It" The Tenderonies _Absolute Funk Vol. 4_
"Who Can Explain?" Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers _Why Do Fools Fall In Love?_

"I Can't Explain" Blancmange _Happy Families_
"Can I Explain The Delay?" Colin Newman _Commercial Suicide_
"A Proverbial Explanation For Why No Action Is Taken" Algebra Suicide _Feminine Squared_
"Don't Explain" Dos _Numero Dos EP_

"Can't Explain" Black Tambourine _Black Tambourine_
"Explain" Papas Fritas _Papas Fritas_
"Explain" Julie Doiron _Loneliest In The Morning_
"Mysteries Of The Unexplained" Tanya Donelly _Lovesongs For Underdogs_

"Explain" Blur _Leisure_
"Don't Ask Me To Explain" Of Montreal _Cherry Peel_
"Because You Can't Explain" Moonbabies _June & Novas_
"Hard To Explain" The Strokes _Is This It?_