Friday, August 09, 2013

Whither The Police?

As I've mentioned, I am out the door & off to LA, but young Jackman Ochs will be helming SHR today. Be sure to listen from 4 to 6 pm on 88.1 fm in Lexington or online at <a href=""></a>!

Or we'll call the cops!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Preface To The Police: Is It Illegal To Have A Twitter Account, Officer?

I have a Twitter account.  It's this one:  I wish I could tell you it's funny or interesting.  Mainly I announce when I am having a show.  Or when a show is available to listen to if one missed it.

Sometimes, though, I'm mildly amusing.

For example, I twittered today, "I think the number one reason I don't like karaoke is that it reminds me of how terrible most people's taste in music is."

I wish I could be that insightful most of the time.  I'm not.

I look forward to listening to Jackman doing Self Help Radio.  I don't look forward to tomorrow's plane flight.  I don't like flying.  It reminds me how far away everything is.  & if everything is far away, how far away am I from my animals?

Too far, if I am not with them.  Too far.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Is It A Self Help Radio Without Gary Even If It's Still Self Help Radio (But Without Gary)?

It's true.  I won't be doing Self Help Radio this week.  But I've asked a precocious RFL programmer named Jackman to handle the show.  & he says he'll do Self Help Radio!  Yippee!

He said he'll do a show about the police.  That made me suspicious.  What if he's an undercover cop?  An undercover cop would find lots of crime at WRFL.  First off, there's a buttload of perjury.  We're always perjuring ourselves.  I've also seen deejays jaywalk (deejaywalk?) through the on-air room dozens of times.  & I won't even start with all the sedition.  If it's not sedition in the morning, it's sedition all night long.  It's terrible.

But wait!  What if he wants to do a show about the police because of his own numerous encounters with officers of the law?  I'll bet he has a rap sheet as long as my longest arm!  (My arms are of two different lengths.  Don't ask.)  He's a shifty type - probably a career criminal - oh no!  What if he's trying to steal my show?

Damn it!  I have to listen now to find out!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013


For two hours on Friday, Self Help Radio held time still as it was midnight - hey wait a second.  See that picture up there?  The one of the clock?  I paid good money for that picture & I just noticed it's not even at midnight!  It's like twelve till midnight.  What the hell?

Well, dang.  I totally lost my train of thought.  Um.  Radio show here or directly (it's in two parts): part I & part two.  What's in each part is below.

Stupid graphic designers.

(part one)

"Midnight Hour Blues" Leory Carr & Scrapper Blackwell _Broke, Black & Blue: Volume Three: Good Whiskey Blues_
"Midnight Special" Lead Belly _Midnight Special_
"Midnight Blues" T-Bone Walker _The Original Source_

"Midnight" Red Foley _Country U.S.A. 1952_
"Midnight Track" Owen Gray _The Story Of Jamaican Music: Tougher Than Tough_
"In The Midnight Hour" Wilson Pickett _This Is The Modern World_
"Midnight To Six Man" The Pretty Things _Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond, Vol. 1_
"Lady Midnight" Leonard Cohen _Songs From A Room_

"After Midnight" Wire _Behind The Curtain_
"Down In The Tube Station At Midnight" The Jam _All Mod Cons_
"Sister Midnight" Iggy Pop _The Idiot_
"Seven Minutes To Midnight" Wah! Heat _Seven Minutes To Midnight_
"Midnight Maps" Shriekback _Jam Science_

"Midnight Slows" Weekend _Past Meets Present_
"Midnight" Altered Images _Happy Birthday (The Best Of Altered Images)_

(part two)

"Walkin' After Midnight" Ultra Vivid Scene _She Screamed EP_
"Midnight To Midnight" Psychedelic Furs _Midnight To Midnight_
"Midnight Mile" Weather Prophets _Temperance Hotel_

"Midnight" A Tribe Called Quest _Midnight Marauders_
"Midnight Moon" Smoking Popes _Born To Quit_
"Midnight Blues" Detroit Cobras _Mink, Rat, Or Rabbit_
"Midnight In The Stratosfear" Unisex _Stratosfear_

"The Midnight Song, Part 2" Watoo Watoo _What You've Missed So Far_
"Our Midnight" Maybellines _Picnic Basket_
"Midnight In Aspen" The Fall _Fall Heads Roll_
"Midnight" The Crayon Fields _Animal Bells_
"Morning After Midnight" Adam Green _Sixes & Sevens_

"After Midnight" Emperor Penguin _Mysterious Pony_
"Midnight Drive" Still Corners _Strange Pleasures_