Saturday, August 30, 2008


It's always madness when Ted Potrikus shows up. Good Lord look at this list of music. We just followed our noses and made a lot of noise. Then we headed up to MassMoca to see Flutterbox, and wound up at Brix drinking absinthe. By the end of the evening we had comprehensively solved most of the world's problems.

Ray Conniff Singers: Theme from Shaft

Flutterbox: Safety Last
French Fries: Danse a la Musique (Sly cover)
Young Chicagoans: Summertime Blues
The Show Stoppers: Turn on Your Love Light

Dan Baird and Homemade Sin: Crooked Grin, Two for Tuesday
King Kahn and the Shrines: Torture

Blood Sweat & Tears: Go Down Gamblin'
Rokker: Who's aPunk
Kinks: All the Day & All of the Night

Marvin Rainwater: Whole Lotta Woman
Little Eva: Bend It
Shonen Knife: Antonia Baka Guy

Jeff Beck Group: Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
The Booka: Whole Lotta Love
The Selector: Too Much Pressure

Stranglers: Something Better Change
George Jones: She Thinks That I Still Care
Half Man Half Biscuit: Styx Gig

Flutterbox: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Rob Kendt: Summer is Coming, Oops I Did Buffalo Bill

Matthew Sweet: Girlfriend
US Girls: Bits & Pieces

Sunday, August 24, 2008


So three weeks ago Georgiana calls me to tell me they FINALLY got booked at Helsinki.
So they do my show show Friday, Saturday they do an hour with Rishi, and Sat. night they do Helsinki. Georgiana tore the roof off the sucka. Staggering performance. There were a couple times there I was getting dizzy and I realized I was forgetting to breathe. And there was a decent crowd, I'm sure earning them a coveted spot in the Helsinki rotation. Not bad for complete unknowns. And the next time I think it's gonna be packed, because everybody who was there is gonna come back with three friends. We were in the presence of greatness, we're in on the ground floor, and I couldn't be more thrilled.

Friday, August 15, 2008


The new studio seems to encourage traffic we never had in the old one. People are dropping in and out all the time, I had nice visits from Todd Lewis and Chris Splendorio. Right now the Cheese Shack girls are in the studio singing along with Christina Aguilera at the tops of their lungs. I should sneak in and pop the mics on.

Neanderthals: Space Oddity

Nels Kline Singers: Something About David H.
Bad Plus: Smells Like Team Spirit

Bettye Swann: Don't Look Back
Neil Young: Mr. Soul (fr Trans)
Dixie Hummingbirds: Nobody's Fault

Ween: Help Me Scrape the Mucus Off My Brain
Temptations: Get Ready
Savoy Brown: Tell Mama

Eli Paperboy Reid: It's Easier
Nick Lowe: Shelley My Love (live)

Shuggie Otis: Island Letter
Joann Garrett: Walk On By
Bettye Lavette: Serves Him Right

Richard and Linda Thompson: Wall of Death
Big Star: September Girls
Alejandro Escoveda: Castanets

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Jeanne and I spent 90 minutes talking to Aztek Two-Step's Rex Fowler about Elvis, The Beatles, and golf!

Saturday, August 02, 2008


Right on. We're in. It was hectic, I'm on the air, Ananda's labeling things, people are learning the new ropes, my battery's crapping out, etc. But the new studio is glorious....

Ananda Shankar: Jumpin Jack Flash

Girl Talk: In Step
Rockin' Rudy Hansen: The Mambo Queen
Jack Bruce & Robin Trower: So Far to Yesterday

Ensemble Galilei: Scolley's Reel
Yardbirds: Over Under Sideways Down
Scott H. Biran: Been Down too Long

Bootleg Tonic: Give It To Me Slowly
The Roost: Sunday After Monday
Ramones: I Believe in Miracles

Don Bowman: The Other Ringo
Paul McCartney: Come and Get It (demo for Badfinger)
Twenty-Twos: She Does

T-Bone Burnette: Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend

Soul Wax: NY Excuse
Skatalites: Third Man Ska
Dirty Cumbia: Charanga Cakewalk

Sara Wasserman: Fly Away (w/ Aaron Neville)
Meredith Monk: Walking Song

Claude Boone: Burglar Man
Fatboy Slim: Rockafella Skank