Friday, May 25, 2007


Well, this was a cool different kind of show.
Hour 1:
a fascinating discussion with composer, fellow BCR DJ Larry Chernicoff, who's performing with his ensemble Windhorse at the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield next Saturday. We talked about the Creative Music Studio, formed by Karl Berger and Ornette Coleman in the '70's. Larry was there. And we listened to a whole mess of Larry's music, which is just plain mesmerising. Hour 2: Then Murali Coryell showed up with bassist Alex King and painted the whole room blue. What a voice!

Friday, May 18, 2007


More songs about movies and food. Thanks, once again, to Ted Portikus, my mentor, foil, and fourth-dimension podiatrist for all the great tracks.

Morells, That Mellow Saxophone

Buck Owens, Act Naturally
Ry Cooder, Down in Hollywood
Kinks, Celluloid Heroes
Judith Owens, Leaving Hollywood

National Lampoon, The Ryan O'Neil Story Showtimes
Coasters, Along Came Jones
Van Halen, Dirty Movies
John Prine, Picture Show

Clint Eastwood, I Talk to the Trees (fr Paint Your Wagon)
Harpo, Movie Star
Ladytron, He Took Her To a Movie
Bouncing Souls, These Are the Quotes From My Favorite 80's Movies

Dean Martin, Take Your Girlie to the Movies
Drifters, Saturday Night at the Movies
Sue Thompson, Sad Movies Make Me Cry
Various, My Baby Loves Monster Movies

Dickie Goodman, Mr. Jaws
Ryan O'Neill 2
Olympics, Western Movies

Avett Brothers, Love Like the Movies
Belle & Sebastian, Like Dylan in the Movies
Eytan Mirsky, I Just Want to Be Your Steve McQueen

Nick Lowe, Marie Provost
Roxy Music, 2HB
Blotto, Goodbye Mr. Bond

Byrds, Mae Jean Goes to Hollywood
NRBQ, When It Rains at the Drive-in

Everly Brothers, Wake Up Little Susie
Chandler Travis, As Burt Lancaster Said
Ryan O'Neill 3
Blue Oyster Cult, Godzilla

Friday, May 11, 2007


My old pal Mike Fallarino came over from Columbia County and guested. What a pleasure to have in the studio. And now I've got a mess of new stuff I gotta go check out.

Morells, That Mellow Saxophone

Animals, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
dada, Playboy in Outer Space

Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, Avalon (live)
Parry Larkin, Wolf at the Door

London Symphony, Whole Lotta Love
Tiny Tim, Stairway to Heaven
Heart, The Battle of Evermore

Tears for Fears, Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Randy Newman, Political Science
Eurythmics, Peace is Just a Word
Steve Winwood, Why 't We Live Together
Terry Callier, People Get Ready/Brotherly Love

DeJohnette/Suso, Ocean Wave
Toumani Diabate, Single
Tarika, Sulawesi

Susheela Raman, Idi Samayam
Maryam Mursal, Hamar

The Police, Mother

Bluesiana Hot Sauce, Don't Mow Your Lawn

Friday, May 04, 2007


Morells, That Mellow Saxophone

Brain Patneaude Quartet, Matters Not
Jeff Siegal, Peaceful (feat Tim Powers, vox)
Michael Shrieve, Living With the Law (C Whitley cover)

Terry Adams, Howard Hughes, Nature's Gonna Pay You Back, A Girl Who Loves the Stooges (fr Rhythm Spell)

Murali Coryell, Standing the Test, I'm Satisfied, Please Please Baby

David Ippolito, Bill O'Reilly, The Legend of the Big Giant Head
The Folksmen, Start Me Up (Stones cover)
Blondie, More Than This (Roxy cover)

New Cars, Bye Bye Love
Paul McCartney, Goodbye (demo 1969)
Ron Sexsmith, Imaginary Friend

Undisputed Truth, Smiling Faces Sometimes (Futureshock remix)
Betty Lavette, Sleep to Dream (F Apple cover)
Laura Love, Amazing Grace (fr Live at BCR)

Detroit Cobras, As Long As I Have You
John David and the Cinders, No Not My Heart
Nick Lowe, Cruel to Be Kind (live)

Buddy and Julie Miller, Paper Thin (J Hiatt cover)
Alejandro Escovedo, Castinets
Kinks, All The Day and All the Night