Friday, March 07, 2014

Self Help Radio 030714: Hope

Well, I hoped I'd get this show posted in time.  But I guess it'll have to be a few minutes late.  Hey!  Do you see what I did?  For the second time only - this was the first time - I've done an entire show with songs all entitled the show's theme.  So here you are!  A hopeful show with all twenty songs called "hope"!  (All the background music I play under my airbreaks are called "hope" too.)  What a way to end Self Help Radio week!

The show is of course on the Self Help Radio website, but there are direct links to each part: part one here & part two here.  The song list (all the songs are called "Hope"!) is below.

Thanks for spending Self Help Radio week with me!

(part one)

"Hope" Hep Stars _It's Been A Long Long Time_
"Hope" Quicksilver Messenger Service _Quicksilver_
"Hope" Klaatu _Hope_

"Hope" The Go-Betweens _Send Me A Lullaby_
"Hope" Bauhaus _Burning From The Inside_
"Hope" Unrest _Fuck Pussy Galore (& All Her Friends)_
"Hope" The House Of Love _The House Of Love_
"Hope" Massive Stereo Sellout _By Now_

"Hope" Yothu Yindi _Tribal Voice_
"Hope" Nitin Sawhney _Migration_

(part two)

"Hope" Some Velvet Sidewalk _The Lowdown_
"Hope" Kristin Hersh _Strange Angels_
"Hope" Red Dye No.5 _Pure Spun Sugar_

"Hope" Tree Fort Angst _Last Page In The Book Of Love_
"Hope" The Shining Hour _Long Lost_
"Hope" Cloud Cult _The Meaning Of 8_
"Hope" Atmosphere _To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy: The Atmosphere EPs_
"Hope" Lewis Black _Stark Raving Black_

"Hope" Boris _Attention Please_
"Hope" Seasick Steve _Hubcap Music_

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Self Help Radio 030614: Swamps

Day four of Self Help Radio week finds us mired in a show about swamps! Luckily the show features not only lots of swampy songs, but also helpful hints on how to walk through swamps if that's the sort of thing you want to do. Also, the question is asked & answered: are there swamps in Kentucky?

Find out at the Self Help Radio website, or go straight to the show (it's in two parts) by choosing either part one or part two.  The songs I played are below.

Keep an eye out for crocodiles!

(part one)

"Caroni Swamp" Phil Madison _Calypso Pioneers_
"Mississippi Swamp Moan" Alfred Lewis _American Primitive: Pre-War Revenants 1897-1939, Vol. 2_
"Swamp Fire" Martin Denny _Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica_

"Swamp Thing" The Chameleons _Strange Times_
"Swamp (live)" Talking Heads _Stop Making Sense_
"Swamp Song" Blur _13_
"The Swamps" Widowspeak _The Swamps_

"Chloe (Song Of The Swamp)" The Ravens _Birds Of A Feather_
"Swamp Girl" Kay Martin & Her Bodyguards _Kay Martin & Her Bodyguards_

(part two)

"Swampland" Scientists _Blood Red River 1982-1984_
"Swamp Witch" Deadbolt _Haight Street Hippie Massacre: Best Of Deadbolt_
"Swamp Buggy Badass" Quintron/Miss Pussycat _Swamp Tech_

"Mah Sanctum" Nick Cave _And The Ass Saw The Angel: Readings & Music_
"Swamp Lily" Roy Acuff _King Of Country_
"Pompadour Swamp" Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band _Bluejeans & Moonbeams_
"Swamp Of Love" King Tuff _King Tuff_

"Swamp Thing" Tochigi _Tochigi_
"Swamp Woman" The Cryin' Out Louds _Texas: A Collection Of Texas Garage Punkers_
"More Swamp Than Elvis" Bloody Marys _Sixteen Hail Marys (The Best Of 1985 - 2004)_
"Swamp Campfire" Monster Rally _Coral_

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Self Help Radio 030514: Indiepop A To Z # 43

Self Help Radio week continues!  If only someone were paying attention!

I continue with my self-explanatory & terribly OCD Indiepop A To Z series.  We're tearing through the Is right now.  Should have them finished by the next show!

You can listen of course right now at the Self Help Radio website or go directly to the show: part one is here & part two is here.  A worryingly alphabetical list is below.

Thanks for listening!

(part one)

"Meet Me Again" The Impossibles _Knowing Where It All Leeds_
"Lazy Summer Days" In A Day _Just For A Day_
"Rip Off" In A Spring _A Chance To Shine - Dorian Records Compilation_
"This Brilliant Evening" In Embrace _In Embrace_

"Grow" In Rain _Rough Trade Singles Club_
"Where Do I Stand?" Incredible Blondes _Where Do I Stand? 7"_
"Blue Cheer" Incredible Force Of Junior _Let The World Fall Apart_
"I Wouldn't Change A Thing" Incredible Rainbow _Sofa 1_
"Julia, We Don't Live In The '60s" The Indelicates _Julia, We Don't Live In The '60s_

"Talkin' Smoking" Indian Rope _Beikoku-Ongaku # 14_
"Pennyweight" Individual Fruit Pie _LemonLine Volume One_

(part two)

"The Moment" Indurain _What You Get For Being Naive_
"Halleluja!" [Ingenting] _Tomhet, Idel Tomhet (Emptiness, Nothing But Emptiness)_
"" Ingo Star Cruiser _Little Molly Has A Treat For You, Vol. 1_

"Speak Our Minds" The Innocence Mission _Glow_
"This Is How It Feels" Inspiral Carpets _The Singles_
"Sydney" Insta _Airpop Terminal 2_
"France" Intastella _Intastella & The Family Of People_
"1994" International Waters _1994_

"Obstacle 1" Interpol _Turn On The Bright Lights_
"Hearts & Flowers" Into Paradise _Under The Water_

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Self Help Radio 030414: Castles

Self Help Radio week continues!  & so far, no one's threatened to beat me up!

As I was listening to these songs about castles, I was wondering if I have ever been in a castle.  I think I have - when I was a child.  Not so much in my adulthood.  I don't think I've ever even been in a White Castle.  But there are lots of good songs about castles!

The show is available for listening now now now at Self Help Radio Castle.  If you can't wait for the drawbridge to lower, you may go there directly by clicking the following links: first part | second part.  A castle full of songs is listed below!

Thanks for listening!  Sorry it's so drafty in here!

(part one)

"My Castle's Rockin'" Alberta Hunter _The Women Of Classic Jazz: Female Artists 1939-1952_
"Bethlehem Castle" The Jacobites _The Ragged School_
"Queen Of Sandcastles" The Sporting Life _ A House Full Of Friends_
"Castle Of Nothing" Rollin Hunt _The Phoney_

"Paper Castle" Rotary Connection _Collecting Peppermint Clouds Vol. 1_
"Castles In The Sky" Blonde On Blonde _Circus Days UK Pop-Sike Obscurities 1966-1970_
"The Castle" Love _Da Capo_
"Castles In The Air" Colour Field _Virgins & Philistines_
"The Abandoned Castle Of My Soul" The Gothic Archies _The New Despair_

"Castles In Spain" Armoury Show _Waiting For The Floods_
"Castles Of Wales" The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir _...And The Horse You Rode In On_

(part two)

"She Lives By The Castle" Felt _Poem Of The River_
"Castle Train" Easy _Magic Seed_
"Castles In The Grave" John Maus _A Collection Of Rarities & Previously Unreleased Material_

"Gruesome Castle" The Wake _Here Comes Everybody + Singles_
"The Golden Castle" Watoo Watoo _Seven Summers (International Pop Vol. 2)_
"Clogged Castle" Boat _50 Sweaty Boat Fans Can't Be Wrong_
"Skull Castle Decorator" Bill Baird _Diamond Eyepatch_
"The Castle" The Lovely Eggs _Wildlife_

"The Turqoise Castle" The Dentists _Dressed_
"Cardboard Castles" James Kirk _You Can Make It If You Boogie_
"The Castle" Cocoanut Groove _Madeleine Street_

Monday, March 03, 2014

Self Help Radio 030314: Tests

Self Help Radio week begins!

Please do not open the Tests show until your instructor has told you to do so.  Remember, you only have the length of the Tests show to complete the Tests show.  There will be no curve.

Your booklet is available at the Self Help Radio website. Please note the exam is in two parts: part one is here, & part two is here.  The subjects you will be writing about are in the song list below.

Good luck!  No cheating!
xo gary

(part one)

"I Dreamed I Had To Take A Test..." Laurie Anderson _United States Live_
"Put It To The Test" They Might Be Giants _Here Comes Science_
"A Test" The Reivers _Saturday_
"Testing Time" Edwyn Collins _Hope & Despair_

"Just A Test" Beastie Boys _Hello Nasty_
"This Is Not A Test" Bikini Kill _Revolution Girl Style Now!_
"This Is A Test" Wendy James _Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears_
"This Is A Test" Oppenheimer _Oppenheimer_
"This Is Only A Test" Ross Beach _Orange Gerbera Daisies_
"This Is Only A Test" Smoking Popes _This Is Only A Test_

"Princess, You're A Test" Bearsuit _The Phantom Forest_
"Classical Music Quiz" Cake On Cake _Hymns I Remember_
"Fight Test" The Flaming Lips _Fight Test_
"AIDS Test" Chris Rock _Cheese & Crackers: The Greatest Bits_

(part two)

"Silly Noises Quiz" Monty Python _Monty Python's Previous Record_
"I Never Finished A Test" Edson _Unwind With Edson_
"Everytime I Pass The Test" The Skywriters _The Skywriters_
"Testcard Girl" Talulah Gosh _Backwash_

"Literacy Test Song" Pete Seeger _Gazette, Vol. 2_
"Testing The Bomb" Shel Silverstein _I'm So Good I Don't Have To Brag_
"Test" Don Dixon _Note Pad # 38_
"Pencil Test" Yo La Tengo _Prisoners Of Love: A Smattering Of Scintillating Senescent Songs: 1985-2003_
"Metal Test" Material _Memory Serves_

"Test Pilot" The Fizzbombs _Surfin' Winter 12"_
"Lie Detector Test" The Aluminum Group _Pedals_
"Finals Season" The Cocker Spaniels _Withstand The Whatnot_
"Test Of Time" Temples _Sun Structures_