Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SCOOTERMAS 2017 IS COMING!



SCOOTERMAS 2017
Saturday, February 25th & Sunday, February 26th

It has been held every year for a decade and a half, but somehow this is one of the only pictures I can find from an actual Scootermas.  Surely there must be other photos, but I dunno... the veil of secrecy that surrounds the Scootermas tradition is heavy.  Not really.

This is the SEVENTEENTH year that Scootermas will been held.  The origins of the holiday begin with a little boy that never had birthday or Christmas celebrations when he was growing up.  After he reached adulthood he found some friends that couldn't deal with this fact and they decided that he needed his own special day to make up for all those lost gift giving opportunities.  BOOM.  Scootermas.

It used to be that Scootermas fell on whatever day could be conveniently scheduled, but in the last few years it was decided that it should always fall on Academy Awards weekend.  This year we're celebrating Scootermas on February 25th and 26th.  Expect nothing but film, food, and friendship for 48 hours.


THE ELEMENTS OF SCOOTERMAS

The key element of Scootermas is film.  Each participant spends part of their year scouring the planet for new and interesting things to blow the minds of those attending.  Good, bad, weird, it doesn't matter.  As long as they don't completely suck.  Past failures have been used as a source of humiliation for the person that subjected the others to it.  Phrases like "Don't Idiocracy it" or "You really Life On Mars'd it" have become part of the vernacular.  Other things have become tradition, like watching the entire Yacht Rock series.  Look, just have fun, o.k.?



Do you have any film suggestions for Scootermas?  Send them to shufflefunction@hotmail.com!

The second and third key elements are food and refreshments.  We've become a serious beer group, and we try to find new and exotic brews to sample.  You can always count on Mexican Coca Cola making an appearance, too.  Just make sure the beverages are good.  Nothing less than the  best for Scootermas.



Fourth is Nerf Dart Guns.  These are essential for the fifth element, which is the Academy Awards.  The Awards just gets this mention here, because it's really the excuse for when Scootermas is scheduled.  You can't watch the Academy Awards, however, without Nerf Dart Guns.  Without them, how can you properly register your disgust when Celine Dion comes on to sing a song, or when your favorite nominee gets robbed?  You NEED to let loose a volley of dart flavored revenge upon the TV screen.  This is America, after all.



We've been looking forward to Scootermas for a long time.  It's a great excuse to let off some steam and just forget about any of the troubles that the world drops on your doorstep.  Everybody needs a day (or days) like this. Get some friends together and plan your own Scootermas celebration.  Last year was the first time we have heard of others starting their own tradition, and we think that's great.  If the number of people asking when Scootermas happens this year is an indicator, then should be the biggest Scootermas yet!

 Happy Scootermas, everyone!

Shyboy

GOATS, COATS, GHOSTS, ET CETERA: THE MAKING OF A CALENDAR


For nearly as long as we've been doing the morning show, Shelley and I have been trying to find new and interesting calendars to doll up the broadcast booth with.  Early on we had the Babies and Baby Animals calendar, followed by a few years of Cats In Hats calendars, but we finally found something ideal with the discovery of the Goats In Trees calendar.  The weird-but-true nature of it is amusing and educational, and not only do we learn a little bit about goats, but we learn a little bit... about ourselves.

In case you aren't familiar with this phenomenon, goats in Morocco will climb up into Argania trees to eat their fruit.  They somehow manage to stand on thin precarious branches to do this.  Farmers actually cultivate this behavior because they've found that the Argania seeds that are found in the goat poo can be pressed to produce Argania oil, which is a high demand item.

Goat Tree

Since hilarious and weird gets celebrated in this world, there has been a Goats In Trees calendar produced.  I'm not entirely sure how long they have been in production, but this is our sixth year with the calendar, and it has become an evolving work of art.  Not content with just having goats in trees, we added ghosts to each month.  The following year those ghosts were placed in boats, and then after that they were joined by Hall & Oates.  It stands to reason that OF COURSE Hall & Oates were given Root Beer Floats the year after that.

We were stumped for what to do in 2017 for quite a while.  I mean, where do you go after you have Goats and Ghosts in Boats with Hall & Oates drinking Root Beer Floats?  It felt like we had hit a very incredible ceiling, until a right-in-front-of-us-the-whole-time solution presented itself.  How could we have missed the fact that these poor goats didn't have any coats?  But how would we go about tailoring fine coats for these fruit eating fellows?


Enter Ann Rosenquist Fee, Radio Goat Seamstress.  Who knew, huh?  Ann is relatively new to the field of goat clothing design, but with that rookie status comes a vision of elegance and refinement that in many ways has become a defining feature the 2017 Goats In Trees calendar.  She is what some would call a trailblazer, while others would call her the only one in the world that actually does this.  However you want to define her skill set, there's no denying that she has brought sophistication to the Goats IN COATS with Ghosts in Boats with Hall & Oates drinking Root Beer Floats calendar.

Ann took a moment of her time to sit with us and detail the process behind dressing twelve months worth of goats.  While some might closely guard their trade secrets, Ann was very forthcoming and open about her design choices.  One does not simply throw bits of cloth upon photos of goats.  To do so would be an affront to both fashion and zoology.

Please watch this video, and then consider paying it forward, not just to photographs of goats in your life, but to goat photographs around the world.  For all of us.

Shyboy

FRIDAY THE 20TH: MARR, MORRISSEY, AND MORE!


Johnny Marr is one of those musicians that's seen it all and done it all.  He started and ended one of the most influential bands ever before he hit his mid twenties, so that's not too shabby.  Marr has also been a great collaborator, working with a wide array of bands both as a key player and as a side man.  NME has called him a "godlike genius" and Mojo said he's "Britain's last great guitar stylist".  On top of all that, he's written a book.

Marr's autobiography Set The Boy Free was released last year to positive reviews.  When Morrissey put out his autobiography a few years ago we invited literary gem (and massive Morrissey fan) Rachael Hanel on the show to nerd out about it, and this Friday she'll be returning for a discussion of Johnny Marr's book.  Shelley (also a massive Morrissey fan) has also read the book, and together they'll discuss Marr's career, as well as compare and contrast between the two authors.  We'll also be playing a bunch of music from Marr, Morrissey. The Smiths, and more!

Tune in Friday, January 20th, from six to nine a.m. for an exceptionally geeky discussion.

Literary gem Rachael Hanel!

Monday, January 16, 2017

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR JANUARY 9th - JANUARY 13th, 2016

Monday, January 9th, 2017 (3215)



HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JIMMY PAGE!
1. 100% Pure Poison - No More City, No More Country
2. Led Zeppelin - Dazed & Confused
3. Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant
4. Cheap Trick - Surrender
5. The Yardbirds - Little Games
6. The Replacements - Kiss Me On The Bus

7. Yoko Ono - Between My Head & The Sky
8. Led Zeppelin - In My Time Of Dying
9. Nico - I'm Not Saying
10. Yardbirds - Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor
11. Darcys - Peg
12. Sammy Davis Jr - Wichita Lineman
13. Husker Du - Terms Of Psychic Warfare
14. Led Zeppelin - Wearing & Tearing
15. Pretty - Mustache In Your Face
16. Arrogance - Stick It Out
17. Fleur De Lye - Circles
18. The Specials - Concrete Jungle
19. Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You
20. Led Zeppelin - Communication Breakdown

21. Led Zeppelin - Rock & Roll
22. Led Zeppelin - The Ocean
23. Half Japanese - Firecracker Firecracker
24. The Beatles - Every Little Thing (mono)
25. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Global Warming
26. Led Zeppelin - Gallows Pole
27. Led Zeppelin - Ramble On
28. Led Zeppelin - The Rover
29. Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same
30. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 (3216)



REMEMBERING BOWIE
1. Starman (original single mix)
2. The Stars Are Out Tonight
3. Round & Round
4. Tin Machine - Under The Gods
5. Unwashed & Somewhat Slightly Dazed
6. The Man Who Sold The World
7. Rebel Rebel (original single mix)
8. Kooks
9. China Girl
10. Wild Is The Wind

11. Sue ( Or In A Season Of Crime)
12. TVC-15
13. Moonage Daydream
14. Ashes To Ashes
15. No Control
16. A Conversation Piece
17. I'm Afraid Of Americans
18. Under Pressure (w Queen)
19. Life On Mars
20. Bombers
21. Five Years (live in Santa Monica)
22. Future Legend/Diamond Dogs

23. My Death
24. Where Have All The Good Times Gone?
25. Sound & Vision
26. Queen Bitch
27. Golden Years
28. John, I'm Only Dancing
29. Suffragette City
30. Rock & Roll Suicide

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 (3217)
1, Ash - Girl From Mars
2. The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
3. Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater
4. Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man
5. AJ Rowe - SMoke My Pipe The Sign Aint Right
6. LCD Soundsystem - Movement
7. The Spectors - Rhubarb Ruby
8. The Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
9. The Doobie Brothers - It Keeps You Running
10. Dick Kent - Octopus Woman Please Let Me Go
11. AC Newman - Encyclopedia Of Classic Take Downs
12. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Get Up And Dance
13. John Cale - Russian Roulette
14. Paul Westerberg - Dirty Diesel
15. The Band w/Van Morrison - Caravan

16. The Beatifics - Something/Anything?
17. Patti Smith - Gloria
18. Pixies - Wave Of Mutilation
19. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Head on
20. Bobbi Blake - I Like Yellow Things
21. Velvet Underground - I Can't Stand It
22. Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind
23. Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
24. TL Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir - Just Like A Ship
25. M. Ward - The First Time I Ran Away
26. The Beatles - You Can't Do That (mono)
27. Bo Diddley - Roadrunner
28. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - The Winds Of Time
29. They Might Be Giants - Cyclops Rock
30. Joy Division - Transmission
31. Gordon Thomas - The Shower Song

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 (3218)
1. Jeff Tweedy - The Ballad Of The Opening Band
2. The Band - Tears Of Rage
3. The Hold Steady - Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
4. Handsome Family - Moving Furniture Around
5. Nick Drake - River Man
6. Jayhawks - Prouder Than The Wings
7. Eux Autres - Les Project Citron
8. Imperial teen - One Two
9. Belle & Sebastian - Like Dylan In The Movies
10. LCD Soundsystem - Home
11. David Bowie - Lazarus
12. David Lynch - Sun Can't Be Seen No More

13. Booker T - Fun
14. Rilo Kiley - The Frug
15. Rolling Stones - Not Fade Away
16. X - The Worlds A Mess/It's In My Kiss
17. The Lyres - Don't Give It Up Now
18. Tom Waits - Road To Peace
19. Kelley Stoltz - Rescue
20. Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away
21. Sonny Bono - I Just Sit There
22. Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
23. Built To Spill - All Our Songs
24. Flat Duo Jets - Needles & Pins
25. Morrissey - Dagenham Dave
26. Dukes Of Stratosphere - Pale & Precious
27. Elliot Kendall - Honda Bike

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 NIGHTTIME EDITION
REMEMBERING BOWIE
1. Davy Jones & The Lower Third - Baby Loves That Way
2. White Light/White Heat
3. Let's Dance
4. I Have Not Been To Oxford Town
5. I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spacecraft

6. Quicksand (demo)
7. DJ
8. Tin Machine - Baby Universal
9. Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix)
10. Rock & Roll With Me

Friday, January 13th, 2017 (3219)
1. Mike Nesmith - Joanne
2. Paul McCartney & Wings - With A Little Luck
3. New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
4. T Rex - Summertime Blues
5. Guitar Wolf - Summertime Blues
6. Pretty - Mustache In Your Face
7. Betty Davis - Born On The Bayour
8. Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
9. Rush - Summertime Blues
10. Mystery Jets - Greatest Hits
11. John Cale - A Child's Christmas In Wales
12. The Who - Summertime Blues
13. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Global Warming
14. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Lie Down Here & Be My Girl

15. Sleater Kinney - Rollercoaster
16. Deep Purple - Hush
17. Fleshtones - Hexbreaker
18. The Zombies - Maybe After He's Gone
19. Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
20. Incredible Moses Leroy - Fuzzy
21. Downliner Sect - Why Don't You Smile Now
22. Danny & The Darleans - You're Driving Me Insane
23. Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air
24. Syd Barrett - Love Song
25. Television - Friction
26. The Replacements - Message To The Boys
27. The Beatifics - This Year's Jessica
28. Don Lewis - Ode To Billy Joe
29. The Band - Acadian Driftwood
30. Guided By VOices - The Best Of Jill Hives
31. George Harrison - Apple Scruffs
32. Pixies - Gigantic

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Book I Read: Roadside Picnic by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky


This unique science fiction story follows a world where earth has been visited by alien spacemen. Their ships randomly landed in a number of cities, stayed briefly and then left without any type of fanfare or aggression. But the mark they left was devastating. Many of those trapped in the Zones as they came to be called died a horrible death where their skin rotted off. Those who managed to escape were rounded up to be studied. After the aliens left the Zones, nothing was the same inside them. Gravity would misbehave and forces unknown to modern science could kill in an instant and seemingly at random, Stranger still, the aliens left behind a number of unknown items that could do amazing things. Also, previously nondescript items in the Zone, like a simple pushpin, suddenly contained massive power sources. The Zone was dangerous and avoided at all costs, but with treasures to be found and sold there is always going to be a market for those willing to risk it all. They are called stalkers, and it is a stalker named Red that we follow throughout his life in Roadside Picnic.


Stalkers are part gangster, part Indiana Jones, part cool heads under pressure and general bad asses, Red is one of the best. The Zone is where he was born and raised so he knows the territory better than anyone else. He has also paid attention to the many ways that stalkers before him perished in the Zone, therefore being able to avoid their fates. He also has the fire deep down inside him to be patient and out wait some of the dangers, even if that means lying face down in the mud for days while some form of gravitational death trap moves all around you. The book follows Red's life, beginning with a young man in his early twenties and ending with his search for the ultimate alien artifact when he is in his fifties. There are many trips into the Zone and lots of underground sales of his alien booty. There is jail time spent, a family made, and political ties explored. It's a fantastic story and you can't help but root for Red and his stubborn willingness to do what it takes to keep himself and his family alive.

 

In 1979 Russian film maker Andrei Tarkovsky made the movie Stalker based on the Strugatsky brother's book. I have not had a chance to watch it yet, but it looks creepy and eerie enough to suit the book and The Zone. Another great science fiction story to take your mind off of current events, or at the very least remind you that things could be much much worse.


On a personal aside, you may have heard that William Peter Blatty passed away this week. While I imagine that most of you know of him from the book he wrote that inspired the film The Exorcist, he also wrote one of my all time favorite books, Twinkle Twinkle Killer Kane, or as it is also known as The Ninth Configuration. I watched the film first and then sought out the book when I was in College. Like many of us when we are young I was searching for some kind of meaning and questioning what I wanted to do with my life. Because of this I really connected with Captain Billy Cutshaw in Blatty's book. If you listen to our radio show, then you have probably heard me at one time or another talk about this movie. So if Russian science fiction isn't your thing, maybe try this book.

 

By the way, Scott Wilson plays Captain Billy. You probably know him better as Herschel from The Walking Dead.


Shelley

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

PRE VU LOU


Before he became the official chronicler of seedy underworld New York, Lou Reed was just another Doo Wop obsessed kid from Long Island.  He was socially awkward and plagued with panic attacks, but he was able to focus on his love of music.  Depending on where you look, he either taught himself guitar or took one lesson so he could learn the chords to a Carl Perkins song.  Whatever the story is, he began writing songs at an early age.  By the time he was 16 his high school band The Jades had a single released on Time Records.



The single didn't do much of anything, but it did get some spins on Murray the K's radio show.  Lou kept writing music, though, and by 1962 he was performing with bands at Syracuse University.  He also had the opportunity to record some new demos for Time Records.  Those tracks didn't see the light of day until 2000, when Norton Records put out a terrific EP called All Tomorrow's Dance Parties, which also features the two tracks by The Jades.



These four recordings represent what could be considered the most conventional part of Lou's career.  By Syracuse he was exploring an expanding world of sex and drugs.  In 1964 he moved to New York and became an in-house songwriter for Pickwick Records.  Pickwick's reputation was built on putting out reissues of recordings by popular musicians, as well as compilations of recordings meant to cash in on genres and dance crazes.  It was here that Lou Reed really began to build his writing chops.


The folks at Pickwick would pay attention to trends and would decide "We need to put out a record of of surf songs" or "let's press a record of car songs" and then it was up to the staff songwriters to write an album of songs that fit the order.  Some accounts have the musicians messed up on whatever narcotics were around and quickly writing and recording within a day.  Some of the songs were throwaways, but a few were pretty great rock and roll songs.  The best example of this is a track by The Roughnecks (a made up name for a made up band) called You're Driving Me Insane.  The wild drumming and guitar noodling has made it into an obscure garage classic that gets covered by bands today.



The experience of figuring out particular styles of music became to Lou what playing for hours end in Hamburg would be to The Beatles.  It allowed him to develop faster out of necessity.  Songwriting and musician credits are inconsistent on these records, but there a handful of songs have been linked directly to him.



The first two songs by The Beach Nuts are good examples of Pickwick musicians cashing in on the Surf music genre.  The second two by The Primitives are attempts at cashing in on dance music, with The Ostrich being an honest to goodness dance.  The Ostrich actually turned into a regional hit for Pickwick, so to cash in they threw together a band to promote it live.  Reed was in the band, as were John Cale and Angus MacLise.  Cale and MacLise came from an avant garde background and thought it would be a lark to join a pop group for a while.

During this period Lou Reed would write an early version of Heroin that Pickwick wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole.  Cale and Reed starting growing closer musically, and they wrote a terrific song called Why Don't You Smile Now that was recorded by a few different artists in the sixties.



All these tracks are basically footnotes, though.  Reed and Cale went on to form the Velvet Underground with Sterling Morrison and Moe Tucker (who replaced Angus MacLise when he left because the band was "going commercial"), and within a year they were recording one of the most important debut albums in music history.

Monday, January 09, 2017

DAVID BOWIE: ONE YEAR GONE


Last year at this time we had just finished a week of building up to Bowie's birthday.  There was a blog post a day, and we played him heavily leading up to playing the entire Blackstar album, which was released on his birthday.  The album is a triumph, and we were really psyched about this latest chapter of his career.  To be almost 70 and putting out some of your best work is something every artist aspires for, and Bowie pulled it off.

Unbelievably, he was dead two days later.  It's just as unbelievable that a year has already passed without David Bowie in it.  His legacy of musical and personal reinvention is inspiring, and the sudden loss of his talent left a void that won't be filled any time soon.

We spent the two days after the news broke playing his music and discussing his career, and that's what we'll be doing on Tuesday, the one year anniversary of his death.  Give us your requests and we'll play them.  Moments like this are made for stations like KMSU, where community can band together and get through the tough times.  Let's get through this together.

Shyboy


Saturday, January 07, 2017

The Book I Read: The Dead Mountaineer's Inn by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky

A great book on my shelf next to my Sippy Bird and a photo of my Great Grandma Pierce.

One of my New Years resolutions is to watch less TV and read more. I'm already a pretty avid bookworm, but I was telling Tim that it would be fun to write down all the titles that I've read throughout the year, and he suggested I try to blog about them. So here we are. This is actually the second book I finished - the first being Johnny Marr's Set The Boy Free. On January 20th our resident Morrissey aficionado Rachael Hanel will be joining us on the morning show to discuss Marr's autobiography and play some great music. Be sure to set the alarm and tune in for it - you can never get enough music geeks geeking out over their favorite bands! But now it's time to talk Soviet Science Fiction.


I was told a long time ago to read more Russian novelists, and since then I've read most of Nabakov's books and some heavy hitters like Dostoyevsky and Solzhenitsyn. The last few years I have read all of the Night Watch series by Sergei Lukyanenko. These books detail a world of vampires, witches, shapeshifters and magicians that exists among our world and a realm called the Gloom. I thoroughly enjoyed dipping my toes into Soviet Sy-fy, and so when I came across some reviews of the brothers Strugatsky I jumped in and got three of their books. The Dead Mountaineer's Inn is the first one I picked up.


Boris and Arkady Strugatsky are the cream of the crop when it comes to Soviet era science fiction. They have even had an asteroid named after them. They started writing together in the 1950's and The Dead Mountaineers Inn, or Inspector Glebsky's Puzzle as it is also called came out in 1970.  I began reading this book and at first I thought that maybe this was a book outside of the science fiction genre. It starts with the introduction of our main character, Inspector Glebsky who is on holiday alone in the mountains. He is burnt out on life, work and family and is hoping to distract himself with cross country skiing, reading and a drink or two. Honestly, the beginning of this book is like reading the equivalent of Murder on The Orient Express, Murder By Death, or Clue. There is a large cast of characters we get to know one by one, all of them eccentric beyond belief. The setting is remote, full of mystery and the proprietor is of the opinion that his establishment is routinely being haunted by a visitor who went off to hike the mountain one morning and never returned. I was a quarter of the way through this book and was convinced that I was reading a mystery spoof rather than a science fiction piece. Don't get me wrong - I was enjoying myself. Like Nabokov, the Strugatsky Brothers have a very dry sense of irreverent humor that I quite enjoy. But there were hints of something strange a brewing.


Stories of missing items, bumps in the night, and disappearing guests, alien objects in the sky, ghosts, and silver bullets all begin to make appearances. When a dead body is found behind a locked door with no obvious murderer to be found, Investigator Glebsky's vacation is over and he is back on the job. I am not going to give any spoilers for the grey here - but any doubts I had about this being science fiction or not went right out the window. Good old fashioned murder mysteries aren't so old fashioned when aliens, robots, avalanches caused from secret power factories, and superhuman feats of strength come into the picture. A book that was already pretty funny to begin with gets even better when literally everything is possible. This is a fun book to read, and a quick one at that. I highly recommend it. I am half way through another one of the Strugatsky's books, Roadside Picnic. It is considered one of their best and I can't wait to tell you about it.

Thanks for indulging my book thing folks -

Shelley

Friday, January 06, 2017

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR JANUARY 2nd - JANUARY 6th, 2016

Monday, January 2nd, 2017 (3210)
1. Paul Westerberg - Runaway Wind
2. Belle & Sebastian - Song For Sunshine
3. Sly & The Family Stone - I Aint Got Nobody (For Real)
4. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - How Long Til Someday
5. George Harrison - Isn't It A Pity
6. Band Of Bees - These Are The Ghosts
7. Sea Wolf - You're A Wolf
8. Broadcast - Papercuts
9. Stereolab - Tomorrow's Already Here
10. Kelley Stoltz - Underwater's Where The Action Is
11. The Shins - Pressed In A Book

12. Thurston Moore - Space
13. Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
14. Crash Test Dummies - Here On Earth (I'll Have My Cake)
15. Waterboys - We Will Not Be Lovers
16. Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town
17. Neko Case - Hold On Hold On
18. Booker T & The MGs - Time Is Tight
19. New Standards - Hey Ya

20. Talking Heads - Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
21. Matthew Sweet & Susannah Hoffs - Care Of Cell 44
22. Supergrass - Goin' Out
23. Graham Coxon - You & I
24. The Sonics - Like No Other Man
25. Dirtbombs - Chains Of Love
26. Alarm Clocks - No Reason To Complain
27. Howlin' Wolf - Built For Comfort
28. Buddy Holly - Not Face Away
29. The Puppets - Three Boys Lookin' For A Love

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 (3211)
1. The Beatles - I Me Mind
2. Angela Alexander & JD Sadler - Spoilin' For A Fight
3. Rolling Stones - She Was Hot
4. Sleater Kinney - No Cities To Love

5. Faux Jean - Kiss Life On The Lips
6. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - I Learned The Hard Way
7. NWA - Express Yourself
8. The Replacements - We'll Inherit The Earth
9. Nic Armstrong - I Can't Stand It
10. Redd Kross - Only A Girl
11. Redd Kross - Deuce
12. Redd Kross - Citadel
13. Redd Kross - Heaven Only Knows
14. Redd Kross - Ann
15. Redd Kross - Savior Machine
16. Redd Kross - Blow You A Kiss In The Wind

17. Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice
18. Paul Simon - Slip Sliding Away
19. Talking Heads - Slippery People
20. Foghat - Slowride
21. The Renderers - A Dream Of The Sea
22. Half Japanese - That Is That
23. Public Enemy - Can't Truss It
24. Yo La Tengo - Here To Fall
25. Russell Hoke - Ellen, See The World
26. William Shatner - Common People
27. LCD Soundsystem - Pow Pow
28. The Kinks - Sleepwalker
29. Moritz - Bohemian Rhapsody

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 (3212)


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MICHAEL STIPE!
1. Lemonheads - Mrs. Robinson
2. The Monkees - You Bring The Summer
3. XTC - The Disappointed
4. Band Of Bees - Punchbag
5. Teenage Fanclub - Everything Flows

6. Zumpano - The Only Reason Under The Sun
7. The Beatifics - In The Meantime
8. T. Rex - Jeepster
9. Smog - Hit The Ground Running
10. Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods
11. The Beatles - Day Tripper (stereo)
12. New Order - Love Vigilantes
13. Sugar - Your Favorite Thing
14. David Bowie - Life On Mars
15. Strokes - Last Night
16. Stooges - Shake Appeal
17. Black Sabbath - Fairies Wear Boots
18. Sleater Kinney - Combat Rock
19. Continental Co-Ettes - I Don't Love You No More
20. Lyn Collins - Think (About It)

21. The Litter - I'm A Man
22. The MC5 - Baby Won't Ya
23. Dump - Just For You
24. REM - I Believe
25. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
26. REM - Can't Get There From Here
27. REM - Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight
28. REM - Gardening At Night

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 (3213)


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SAM PHILLIPS!
1. Three Peas In A Podd - Goin' Out Of My Head
2. Joe Hill Louis - Gotta Let You Go
3. Tom Waits - Satisfied
4. Pink Floyd - Lucifer Sam
5. Doug Poindexter & The Starlight Wranglers - My Kind Of Carrying On
6. Rufus Thomas - Tiger Man
7. Brian Jonestown Massacre - Swallowtail
8. Kelley Stoltz - Still Feel
9. Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes

10. Roky Erickson - Click Your Fingers Applauding The Play
11. Beck - Devil's Haircut
12. Billy Lee Riley - Red Hot
13. Prince - Aint Gonna Miss You When You're Gone
14. Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express
15. John Cale - Outta The Bag
16. Bee Gees - To Love Somebody
17. Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin'
18. David Bowie - Starman
19. Jerry Lee Lewis - Breathless
20 .Beatifics - Junior's Farm
21. Johnny Cash - Get Rhythm

22. Bobbi Blake - I Like Yellow Things
23. Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats - Rocket 88
24. Music Magicians - Convertibles & Headbands
25. Dick Kent - Maker Of Smooth Music
26. Jim Lea - The Doing Of Our Thing
27. MSR Singers - Squeaky Shoes
28. Dick Kent - Five Feet 9 1/2 Inches Tall
29. Tim Hutt - The Lottery Song
30. Frank Sinatra - September Of My Years
31. Glenn Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
32. The Byrds - Hickory Wind
33. Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely
34. REM - Finest Worksong
35. Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 (NIGHTTIME EDITION)


WE PLAY JANDEK'S NEW ORLEANS MONDAY ALBUM!

1. The Fantasy

Friday, January 6th, 2017 (3214)



WE CELEBRATE ELVIS' UPCOMING BIRTHDAY!
1. Any Day Now
2. Raised On Rock
3. Trouble
4. Good Rocking Tonight
5. Don't Be Cruel

6. Trying To Get To You
7. Baby Let's Play House
8. Little Sister/Get Back
9. Wearin' The Loved On Look
10. That's When Your Heartache Begins
11. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
12. Now & Then There's A Fool Such As I
13. You're Right I'm Left She's Gone
14. Teddy Bear
15. Marie's The Name Of His Latest Flame
16. Rubberneckin'
17. In The Ghetto
18. Clambake
19. I Can't Help Falling In Love With You
20. Jailhouse Rock
21. Burning Love
22. Do The Clam
23. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
24. Mystery Train
25. Fool
26. Love Me Tender

27. I Need Somebody To Lean On
28. Polk Salad Annie (Afternoon Show, MSG)
29. CC Rider
30. Hey Jude
31. I Got Stung
32. Kentucky Rain
33. Heartbreak Hotel
34. Just Because
35. A Little Less Conversation (Junkie XL)
36. Devil In Disguise
37. Going Home
38. Pledging My Love
39. My Happiness
40. Unchained Melody

41. Love Me
42. Bossa Nova
43. Don't Be Cruel
44. Viva Las Vegas
45. One Night
46. It's Now Or Never
47. You're So Square Baby I Don't Care
48. Suspicious Minds