Friday, July 04, 2014

Self Help Radio 070414: Limes

Limes!  America's fruit!  I hope!  There seems to have been a miscalculation somewhere!  Keep smiling!

The lime-song shortage is greatly exaggerated.  There are loads here!  Listen at the Self Help Radio website or directly: part one is here & part two is here.  Lime songs below!

Happy birthday, limes of America!

(part one)

"The Lime Song" Leslies _Totally Brilliant_
"Lime Tree Arbour" Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds _The Boatman's Call_
"Limes" Tania & José _Limes_

"Lemon & Lime" Herman's Hermits _Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter_
"Lemon & Lime" Three Finger Cowboy _Kissed_
"Lemon & Lime" Jad Fair & R. Stevie Moore _FairMoore_
"Two Lemons, One Lime" The Wave Pictures _Beer In The Breakers_

"Coconut" The Muppets _Muppet Hits_
"The Lime-Juice Tub" A.L. Lloyd & Martyn Wyndham-Reade _The Great Australian Legend_
"The Lime Juice Ship" John Roberts & Tony Barrand _Across The Western Ocean_
"Out Of The Lime" New Mendicants _Into The Lime_
"Leaf & Lime" High Llamas _Beet, Maize, & Corn_

"A Little Splash Of Lime" Sportique _A Christmas Gift From Fortuna Pop! Volume 2_
"Nesbitt's Lime Soda Song" Negativland _Escape From Noise_

(part two)

"Fizzical Lime" Sheer Agony _A Fixture Records Sampler_
"Gin & Lime" Esbee Family _Peace Of Mind_

"Cherry In My Lemon & Lime" Three Riffs _Hot Harmony Groups 1932-1951: That's The Rhythm, Vol. 1_
"Cherry Lime" The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion _Extra Width_
"Lime Jelly Grass" Renaldo & The Loaf _Songs For Swinging Larvae_
"Limes & Skulls" Jonathan Fire*Eater _Jonathan Fire Eater_

"Lime-Lime" Subsonics _In The Black Spot_
"Lemons & Limes" Fuzzy Bunnies _Lemons & Limes_
"Lime House" Breeders _Pod_
"Lemon & Lime" Mark Morriss _Memory Muscle_
"Emerald & Lime" Brian Eno _Small Craft On A Milk Sea_

"Wrong Number" The Cure _Galore: The Singles 87 - 97_
"Lemon-Lime Face" The Octopus Project + Black Moth Super Rainbow _The House Of Apples & Eyeballs_

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Whither Limes?

I think I just wanted to play the Leslies song called "The Lime Song."  I don't think the song mentions limes at all.  It should set the tone for the whole show.

I have it on good authority that the Reverend Doctor Howard Gently (whom you should follow on Twitter, duh) will call & I've arranged to interview the Lime King.  That should be fun!

It's happening tomorrow morning from 7 to 9 am on 88.1 fm in Lexington & online at WRFL on the web.

Yes, I know it's the Fourth of July & you'll be in bed, but I couldn't be bothered to do an America-themed show.  Anyway, there's a parade & stuff later.  You can go to that.

Limes!  What was I thinking?

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Back On Track

I got back from vacation yesterday but I didn't write to tell you here because there was a problem: my website was down all day long.  I spent the evening on the phone with nice tech support people for my hosting company, who were cool & professional even though I was a bit impatient & stressed out.  It was a weird end to a nice vacation - to get an email in the morning in Memphis saying my website was down for reasons I didn't understand.  It turns out, it was attacked by a Chinese bot of some kind that basically downloaded the site, & because there are lots of mp3s of radio shows, it clogged up everything.  Maybe one day I'll tell the entire story.  But the upshot is, I'm home working on a show about limes, & my website is happily up.

I just found this picture on the Wikipedia in the section about the color lime.  I think we had this book when I was growing up.  I wish I had the whole series now!

I look forward to returning to the show, & I thank Daryl for subbing last week.  He was probably amazing - I shouldn't listen to the show or else I'll feel like just giving it to him.  Rats!