Friday, March 01, 2024

Self Help Radio 022924: One More

(original calendar image here)

Ooo, I keep feeling like I have to explain the theme of the show when it's kinda self-explanatory. There was one more day in February this year because it's a leap year. The theme was "one more." It's so simple. It's kinda stupid. But I don't feel the need to explain it because I think you're stupid. I think it makes me feel less stupid to explain it.

In any event. If you're not heard it, or you want to hear it one more time, it's now at the Self Help Radio website. Remember you will need a username - SHR - & a password - selfhelp - to listen. There's a list of songs below - that's what I played. I also note the interviews that happened too!

If I have a show on another February 29 in the future, tho, I don't know what I'll do.

One More Self Help Radio Show
"Give Me One More Drink" Sammy Cotton _The OKeh Rhythm & Blues Story: 1949-1957_
"One More Tear" The Raindrops _The Complete Raindrops_
"Give Paris One More Chance" Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers _Jonathan Sings!_

introduction & explanation - featuring the Defintion-O-Tron 3000

"One More Tomorrow" 27 _Acuarela Songs 2_
"Just One More Day" Otis Redding _The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection_
"One More Time Around" The Majestic Arrows _Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label_
"One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)" Bob Dylan _Desire_

interview with store owner Diane Fennel

"One More Mile" Anita O'Day with the Gary McFarland Orchestra _All The Sad Young Men_
"One More Chance" The V.I.P.'s _Beat Crazy! The Best Of The V.I.P.'s_
"Gimme One More Chance" Diplomats Of Solid Sound _What Goes Around Comes Around_
"One More Day (You'll Fly Again)" David Kauffman & Eric Caboor _Songs From Suicide Bridge_

interview with marriage counselor Dr. Dave Franklin

"One More Change" Mavis Staples _We Get By_
"One More Time" The Cure _Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me_
"One More Safe" Mecca Normal _Throw - The Yoyo Studio Compilation_
"One More String Of Pearls" Jacobites _Robespierre's Velvet Basement_

interview with author Dean Finn

"Just One More Chance" Billie Holiday with Ray Ellis & His Orchestra _Billie Holiday_
"One More Heartache" Marvin Gaye _The Complete Motown Singles | Vol. 6: 1966_
"One More Time" Mitty Collier _Shades Of A Genius_
"One More Time" Gregory Isaacs _Cool Ruler_

interview with restauranteur Duke Fallon

"Forgive Me Lord & Try Me One More Time" Sister Rosetta Tharpe _The Original Soul Sister_
"One More Hurt" Phil Flowers _All Night Soul Stomp! Dancefloor Boogaloo Romp!_
"One More Trauma" Slow Children _Mad About Town_
"Just One More Favor" Soul Merchants _1985-1987_

conclusion & goodbye

"One More Night" Can _Ege Bamyasi_
"One More Last Kiss" Ivy _Long Distance_
"One More Way To Amuse Myself" Laura Watling _What's Your Favorite Color?_

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Whither One More?

(image from here)

That image above is a bit inscrutable if you don't click the link to learn "What Is A Leap Year?" The only real reason to have it up there is to explain why Self Help Radio today has the theme "one more." Because 2024 is a leap year, & because Self Help Radio is on the air on February 29 this year, & because a leap year has one more day than usual, the theme is "one more." That's the reason. You don't have to tell me it's kinda dumb, I know it. It just feels more dumb explaining it.

Although did you look at that page?  There's a link in the middle that says "Why Mars has more leap years than Earth." I suppose at some point I might click on it & read it but am I the only person that didn't know that there were calendars on Mars? When was that decided? People on this planet don't all use the same calendar! The Jewish calendar uses a "leap month," & the Islamic calendar just uses the moon. Whose calendar is used on Mars? This is kinda freaking me out.

Nonetheless. There will be an episode of Self Help Radio today on Freeform Portland. The theme is one more. Despite it being an extra day, the show will have the same format - music & interviews. You can listen in Portland at 90.3+98.3fm. You can listen everywhere, no matter what calendar you use, at Freeform Portland dot org.

Were I clever, I'd have more thing to say right now. But you know I am not.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Preface To One More: Not A Lot To Say About This Theme

(from here, probably)

You probably have guessed - I said it on last week's show - that the theme of this week's show is "one more" because February 29 is one more day in February that we don't normally get. It may feel like a cheat since, you know, each song is about "one more" thing. But I already did a show with the theme "leap"!

But I'll try to say something more tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024


Two pictures of a clock's face.

This photo was taken in the summer of 2016 when we were house-hunting in Fort Worth. It's probably rude to take pictures in other people's homes. But maybe this was in the house we finally bought. In any event, they didn't let us keep the clock.

This photo was taken in the fall of 2015 while driving through either Northern Kentucky or Southern Ohio. I was going to see the Chameleons in Columbus & chose to drive through smaller towns rather than on the interstate. The purpose was to take pictures like this.

Neither of these were taken on this day in the past. I was thinking about clockfaces & looked to see how many I had in my saved photo collection. I have more than two. But I thought I'd just share these two.

Monday, February 26, 2024


(image from here)

Someone I know who does radio refuses to devote shows to musicians who've just passed - they refer to such programs as "obituary shows." The truth is, for the longest time I've featured many such shows as themes on Self Help Radio, but it's not always the most convenient way to showcase the artists & demonstrate the love & respect I have for them.

Luckily I now do a show on KBOO called Corporate Standardized Programming where I can take the time to properly commemorate these musicians I love who have left us. & I fully intended to do that for Damo Suzuki on tonight's show...

When I heard someone on XRAY do a pretty similar show last week.  You can listen to it here.

What I'll do is take some time tonight - maybe the last hour - to play some Can tunes. & maybe one day I'll be able to work out a fitting tribute to the great Damo Suzuki. I was so enraptured by his vocals when I first discovered them. It was like hearing a brand new way of singing - or someone playing a wholly new instrument. He was amazing.