Saturday, April 23, 2022

Movies About Bees

(image from the IMDb)

Bees are a big part of life & naturally they show up in many movies - only some of which are documentaries!  Our resident cinephile Chuck came by this week to take with us about some (non-documentary) movies that feature bees, & it happened on the show, so - well, if you didn't listen, you can do so now at either the Self Help Radio website or the KBOO website.  I believe Chuck shows up around the end of the second hour.

Wait!  Chuck has shared some helpful links as well!

Here is the IMDb keyword list Chuck used to find films tagged with "bees."

Here is his YouTube playlist of films featuring bees.
Here is the IMDb list of some films available for free elsewhere.

Chuck commented on the films he watched on Letterboxd & we always encourage you to follow him on Twitter to keep up with what he's watching.

Chuck will be back in less than two weeks when we explore the theme "honey"!  Meanwhile - since bees are the theme - maybe help KBOO out during our Spring Membership Drive?  The bees will thank you - otherwise they may swarm!

Friday, April 22, 2022

Books About Bees

(All images from Goodreads)

This week on the show - which was about bees - our favorite librarian Carole came by to talk about books featuring bees.  The covers of the three books she talked about are above, but here are the books with links to their Goodreads page:

Gives Bees A Chance by Bethany Barton
Bee-Wigged by CC Bell
Why I'm Afraid Of Bees by RL Stine

You want to know what she said?  Why, then, listen to the show at both the Self Help Radio website or the KBOO website.  Carole's interview is at the end of the last hour.

Go ahead!  Be literary for once!  Open a book!  You can't just listen to the radio all the time!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Self Help Radio 041922: Bees (The Third Time)

Third time's the charm?

This week's episode of Self Help Radio is the third time I've explored the theme "bees," but the first time I've done so on KBOO & certainly the longest bee show I could've done.  Three hours of bee songs & five interviews too.  But wait!  There's more!  I plan to do a honey show in a couple of week so I withheld honeybee songs.  That's right - the show could've gone longer.  Because bees are awesome.

You can listen to this show now & whenever at either the KBOO web page or at the Self Help Radio web page.  It's the same show.  If you listen at the show's page, you'll need a username (SHR) & a password (selfhelp).  I guess you can download from the show's page.  If you're some kind of strange person.

Lots of interviews & lots of songs about bees!  All the details are below!  & remember - this is in honor of the KBOO Spring Membership Drive which has a bee theme - so if you can please donate to the station today!

Self Help Radio KBOO Bee Show
"Bees" The Hepburns _In The Mean Time_
"Bees" Animal Collective _Feels_
"The Bees (The Bees)" His Name Is Alive _Stars On E.S.P._

introduction & definitions

"Bumble Bee" The Wave Pictures _If You Leave It Alone_
"Eric The Half-A-Bee" Monty Python _Monty Python's Previous Record_
"Bee Kind To The Bugs" Culture Abuse _Bay Dream_
"Flight Of The Psychedelic Bumble Bee" The Peanut Butter Conspiracy _Spreading From The Ashes_
"When The Bees Are In The Hive" Bill Monroe _Bluegrass 1959-1969_

interview with biologist Dr. Dominic Siegel

"Me & The Bees" The Softies _Holiday In Rhode Island_
"The Birds & The Bees" Rowan & Martin _The Humor Of Rowan & Martin_
"Queen Bee" Middle Of The Road _Acceleration_
"Bumble Bee" LaVern Baker _The Complete Singles As & Bs 1949-1962_
"Beehive (feat. Tony Allen, Akenya Seymour, & Isaiah Oby)" Chicago Afrobeat Project _What Goes Up_

our favorite librarian Carole stops by to talk about books about bees

"Beeside" Tintern Abbey _Beeside (The Complete Recordings)_
"Beekeeper" Salem 66 _Down The Primrose Path_
"One Bee At A Time" Negativland _True False_
"Happy Yellow Bumblebee" Of Montreal _The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy_
"Beeswing" Richard Thompson _Mirror Blue_

interview with beetronica musician Oscar Maize

"Be A Bee" Air _Love 2_
"Humble Bee" John Wesley Harding _The Confessions Of St. Ace_
"Bees" Laura Cantrell _Humming By The Flowered Vine_
"Leisure Bees" Tacocat _Lost Time_
"A Sleepin' Bee (from House Of Flowers)" Diahann Carroll _American Musical Theatre: Shows, Songs, & Stars_

our resident cinephile Chuck stops by to talk about movies involving bees

"Back Biting Bee Blues (feat. Leola Wilson)" Blind Blake _All The Published Sides_
"Yellow Bee" Bertha Lee _Charley Patton: Complete Recordings 1929-1934_
"Little Queen Bee" Slim Harpo _The Best Of Slim Harpo_
"Maude Frickert Explains The Birds & The Bees" Jonathan Winters _Wings It!_
"Birds & Bees" Weaves _Weaves_

interview with the Rev Dr Howard Gently

"Busy Bee Boogie" Hal Serra & Carol Mark _Animal Hootenanny_
"The L.S. Bumble Bee" Peter Cook & Dudley Moore _We Can Fly, Vol. 1_
"Ohio Town Saved From Killer Bees By Hungry Vampire Bats" Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo _Strange But True_
"Beehive" Boss Hog _Boss Hog_
"Because Of The Bees" We Are Enfant Terrible _Explicit Pictures_

conclusion & goodbye

"Flight Of The Bumble Bee" Harry James & His Orchestra _Swingin' The Classics_
"Dance Of The Bees" Lisa Germano _No Elephants_
"World Of Bees (Live)" Sleepy Township _Library Records 1998-2003_

Monday, April 18, 2022

Whither Bees (Again & Again)?

Why is the show today about bees?  Bee-cause it's KBOO's Spring Membership Drive & there's a theme this time around: the hive drive.  In fact, during most of the shows this spring, Self Help Radio will explore themes related to bees - but today's show is all about the bees.

Please listen from midnight to 3am on 90.7fm here in Portland (where the bees have begun to come do their work!) & online everywhere at KBOO dot fm.

& should you feel moved to help pollinate our station - that actually sounds equal parts dirty & sexy - you can do so by visiting our donations page.  Like the workers in the hive, everyone's contributions are equally important!  Though we'd prefer you to be a worker & not a drone!

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Preface To Bees: What, Again?

For the purposes of this particular post, I'm going to pretend you pay attention to my shabby radio show.  Because the mythical person who does that might be thinking, "There's going to be a show about bees?  Hasn't there already been a Self Help Radio episode about bees?  & also another later Self Help Radio show about bees?"

That hypothetical perceptive listener is absolutely true.  There was a Self Help Radio episode about bees in 2016.  I wrote about it at the time.  I thought it was a delightful episode which in no way conflicted with my previous show, from 2013, with the theme buzz.

(How bee came after buzz I can't explain.)

But then, when I was doing Self Help Radio on Freeform Portland, I was asked by the fellow whose show followed mine if I might do a show about bees.  I said I had already done one, but for him?  Ah, heck.  I'd revisit it.  I wrote about that after the show.

That deejay, by the way, took a break after that cycle, & then the pandemic hit, & you know the rest of that story.  I haven't seen or spoken to him in over two years!  I hope he's well.

This will mark the first time, I believe, I have explored the same theme three times.  Not counting holidays like Christmas or the more important holiday My Wife's Birthday.

So why do it?  If you pay attention to KBOO, you know the answer.  If you don't, I'll tell you tomorrow.