Friday, May 30, 2014

Self Help Radio 053014: Afternoon

An afternoon show in the morning?!?  Who greenlights this nonsense?

Oh, I suppose, if you must listen to it, you can, now, at the Self Help Radio web presence.  If you can't bear to go there, you can access the show directly by clicking part I or part II.  In addition to the songs listed below, you'll get to hear a song sung over the phone by Tania Rivas, interviews with poet David Fruchter & spiritual guru Howard Gently, & a surprise visit by Werful, the WRFL monster.  It may take all afternoon to digest it all.

Have a great afternoon!

(part one)

"Afternoon" Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers _Rock 'n' Roll With The Modern Lovers_
"The Afternoon" The Apples In Stereo _The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moone_
"All Day Afternoon" The Judybats _Pain Makes You Beautiful_

"Good Afternoon" Honey Smugglers _Besides Which EP_
"In The Afternoon" Revolving Paint Dream _Creation Soup, Vol. 1_
"In The Late Afternoon" The American Revolution _The American Revolution_
"Sunny Afternoon" The Kinks _Face To Face_

"Sunday Afternoons" Cleaners From Venus _Golden Cleaners_
"Sunday Afternoon In Belgrave Square" Trevor Billmuss _Fading Yellow, Vol. 8_
"Any Day's A Sunday Afternoon" The Collage _The Collage_
"Lazy Sunday Afternoon" Toy Dolls _Cheerio & Toodlepip!_

"My Favourite Wet Wednesday Afternoon" The Siddeleys _Slum Clearance_

(part two)

"Afternoon In Bed" The Bats _Thousands Of Tiny Luminous Spheres_
"Perfect Afternoon" The Softies _It's Love_
"The Opposite Of Afternoon" Unknown Mortal Orchestra _II_

"Gestern Nachmittag" Helen Shapiro _Immer Die Boys_
"Bugles In The Afternoon" Lee Hazlewood _The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood_
"Heaven In The Afternoon" Belle & Sebastian _The Third Eye Centre_
"Autumn Afternoon" Acid House Kings _Pop, Look & Listen!_

"Cloudy Summer Afternoon" Bill & Boyd _Cloudy Sunny Afternoon_
"Rainy Afternoon" Mrs. Kipling _Change_
"It Rained On Monday Afternoon" The Hit Parade _With Love From The Hit Parade_
"English Afternoon" Bob Lind _You Might Have Heard My Footsteps: The Best Of Bob Lind_

"Two In The Afternoon" Dino, Desi, & Billy _The Complete Singles_
"Afternoon Glare" The Storybook People _Do You Believe (1394)_
"Mid-Winter's Afternoon" Liberation News Service _A Deadly Dose Of Wylde Psych_

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Whither Afternoon?

As I write this, the afternoon is four hours old, & it's been a warm, lovely day.  It rained a little as we drove to Louisville to visit the vet that looked at our little beagle, Winston, & the news was cautiously good.  We listened to the 500th episode of Marc Maron's WTF Podcast, & it's one of those things that the wife & I often stop at different points to talk about.  He certainly puts himself out there in a way that I can't ever imagine doing.

The clouds burnt away & it was sunny when we got home, but the wife & I decided to nap away the afternoon, since we had to wake up early & drive an hour away, but also because we're fans of naps.  Now I'm awake, &, since I live next-door to a daycare, I can hear children playing as well as the whirr of ceiling fans in the house, & around me the animals in my life are sleeping until they decide they need to go out, or bug me for food, or demand love from me.  Meanwhile, I'm wasting the afternoon putting my show together.

My wife is one the phone in the bedroom with a colleague, & I just heard her say, "In the afternoon…" in reference to a meeting.

Unfortunately, Self Help Radio's show about the afternoon will air in the morning, from 7 to 9am tomorrow (Friday) on 88.1 fm WRFL in Lexington.  (Or online if you click that link there.)  If you're not up until the afternoon, never fear!  I'll have it up sometime around noon - or the afternoon at the latest.

I couldn't do otherwise.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Preface To Afternoon: Mindset

I might have mentioned - I did mention - that I was going to visit my mother this weekend in Dallas, so I handed the show off to my pal Daryl who was going to show everyone how terrible I do my own radio show.  In fact, as I write this, I was supposed to be on the road, perhaps even arriving in Memphis, where we were going to have yummy Ethiopian food.  Instead, I am making dinner for the wife & trying to catch up on songs I usually would've spent the weekend listening to.

What happened is our little pooch, Winston, got ill.  We've been watching him very closely & will be taking him tomorrow to a specialist in Louisville.  I think he'll be fine - he's been getting progressively better - but there's a better-safe-that-sorry attitude that one should have with beings that can't ever tell you exactly what's ailing them, that encourages me to visit a vet who'll understand his signs much better than I ever will.

It has meant, however, that I haven't really had the proper mindset for working on a radio show.  Which can be puzzling - I knew we weren't leaving on Sunday.  & yet - I've been working on the show off & on since then & I still haven't gotten much done.  I'll probably be working on it into the evening on Thursday.

Which reminds me - how long have I been doing this?  It's twelve years this August!  It's the closest thing to a regular job I have - & I still don't have much of a process for it?  What the hell?

There are a lot of good "afternoon" songs, though.  I will have a tough time picking which ones to play.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Woke Up Early One Morning Blues, Episode Two

Blind Willie Johnson

Last Friday, before Self Help Radio, I produced another hour of my country blues program, Woke Up Early One Morning Blues.  This hour focused on early gospel & religious-themed recordings.

The show is now available for your listening pleasure (scratchy, hissy, old bakelite vinyl-y) at the Self Help Radio website.  I hope you enjoy.  What I played is below.

"Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Jesus" Blind Roosevelt Graves & Brother _The Rough Guide To Gospel Blues Legends_
"John The Revelator" Blind Willie Johhnson _Anthology Of American Folk Music_
"God Give Me A Light" Louisville Sanctified Singers _Gospel Classics_

"I'm Gonna Cross The River Of Jordan Some O' These Days" Jaybird Coleman _Ten Years Of Black Country Religion 1926-1936_
"God Don't Like It" Blind Willie & Kate McTell _Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 3 (1933-1935)_
"Shall We Gather At The River" Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers _The Half Ain't Never Been Told, Vol. 1_
"Shout All Over God's Heaven" Fisk Jubilee Singers _Folk Song America: A 20th Century Revival_
"Paul & Silas In Jail" Washington Phillips _I Am Born To Preach The Gospel_

"I'll Lead A Christian Life" Golden P. Harris _Before The Blues, Vol. 2: The Early American Black Music Scene_
"Noah & The Flood" Norman Haskins _Deep River Of Song: Virginia & The Piedmont - Minstrelsy, Work Songs, & Blues (1934-1942)_
"Heaven Is My View" Bo Weavil Jackson _Backwoods Blues (1926-1935)_
"Sinner You'll Need King Jesus" William & Versey Smith _The Songster Tradition Complete Works (1927-1935)_
"River Of Jordan" The Carter Family _Wildwood Flower_

"Hard Times" Elder Curry & His Congregation _Hard Times Come Again No More, Vol. 1_
"Lamb's Blood Has Washed Me Clean" Arizona Dranes _Arizona Dranes (1926-1929)_
"Lover Of The Lord" Huggins & Phillips Sacred Harp Singers _Goodbye, Babylon_

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

Remember when I said that I'd be off this week because I was going to visit the Mother in Dallas?

Well, plans change.  One of our hounds has been under the weather.

So - a new Self Help Radio & a new Woke Up Early One Morning Blues this Friday!

Now - back to snoozing.