Thursday, October 17, 2013

Preface To Sam's Show: These Are The Sams I Know

I would like to list the Sams I know for you.

I think there's a Sam currently at WRFL.  I don't know if we've met, or if he has a show this semester.  But I have him in my email contacts.  He seems to have written to the mailing list or something in the past few months.

There used to be a Sam at the station who was Program Manager for a while.  He's not there anymore.  I think the last time I saw him was last summer.

My wife works with a Sam who seems nice.  He brews his own beer, but, unlike everyone I've ever met who does that, his beer is quite good.

I have a lot of emails from Sam Harris, whom I admire a great deal.  But of course we're not friends.  I do love to read his blog, though.  His emails remind me to do that.

Okay, so I don't have a lot of Sams in my life, it appears.  Well.

There are many musicians named Sam, the most famous of which is perhaps Sam Cooke.  But of course one of the rules of Self Help Radio is that, unless the musician him- or her- or them-self/selves is/are the theme, they aren't eligible.

Have I ever written down the dumb rules I follow?  I probably should.  That'll show me!

If it appears strange to you that the dude who does Self Help Radio might do a show called "Sam's Show" & not have that many Sams in his life, then I ask you this: is it weird that I did a show about gangs & have never been in one? or that I did a show called "boom" but have never exploded? or did a show about alligators & crocodiles but do not have any currently as a friend?  I hope that settles the erroneous direction you were taking with this.  I mean, really, why be so serious?  It's not like you even listen to my show.

I swear.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Self Help Radio 101311: 1968 Revisited - 11th Anniversary Show!

Self Help Radio turned eleven & there was too much cake.  I still have cake in my shorts.  & a lit candle!  Ow!  Ow!  Ow!

Lots of music I didn't play the first time around, for whatever reason.  Listen to the show here.  Oh, if you need to access it directly - & it's in two parts - you can listen to part one or part two, whatever you prefer.  You know me, I'm in no position to judge.  Songs played listed in song playlist below.

Can you imagine, eleven years?  & never been kissed?

Thanks for listening!

(part one)

"Part One (Except)" Frank Zappa _Lumpy Gravy_
"Big" Red Krayola _God Bless The Red Krayola & All Who Sail With It_
"Waiting For The Electrician Or Someone Like Him (Excerpt)" Firesign Theatre _Waiting For The Electrician Or Someone Like Him_

"Lady Godiva's Operation" The Velvet Underground _White Light/White Heat_
"No One Is There" Nico _The Marble Index_
"Bat Macumba" Os Mutantes _Os Mutantes_
"Beatle Bones 'N' Smokin' Stones" Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band _Strictly Personal_

"Once Upon A Time In The West" Ennio Morricone _Once Upon A Time In The West_
"Song Of Innocence" David Axelord _Songs Of Innocence_
"On The Bed" George Harrison _Wonderwall Music_
"Mothers & Fathers" Bill Cosby _200 MPH_

"Marijuana" The Fugs _It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest_
"I Like Marijuana" David Peel & The Lower East Side _Have A Marijuana_

(part two)

"The Garden Of Earthly Delights" The United States Of America _The United States Of America_
"A Soldier's Prayer 1967" Archie Bell & The Drells _Tighten Up_
"The War Is Over" Phil Ochs _Tape From California_

"Ford Mustang" Serge Gainsbourg _Initials B.B._
"Some Velvet Morning" Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood _Nancy & Lee_
"The Girls & The Dogs" Scott Walker _Scott 2_
"La Bière" Jacques Brel _J'arrive_

"Beautiful Zelda" The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band _The Doughnut In Granny's Greenhouse_
"Mr. Tambourine Man" William Shatner _The Transformed Man_
"Highly Illogical" Leonard Nimoy _Two Sides Of Leonard Nimoy_
"Motorcycle Ride" Bruce Haack _The Way-Out Record For Children_
"On The Old Front Porch" Tiny Tim _God Bless Tiny Tim_

"Lovefingers" Silver Apples _Silver Apples_
"Come Around" Skip Bifferty _Skip Bifferty_
"Quartet No. 6 In D Minor" The Free Design _You Could Be Born Again_
"Nice To See You" The Left Banke _The Left Banke Too_