Monday, June 16, 2008


The company I'm working at is getting audited and my job has become significantly less enjoyable as a result. The files are a mess and the only person who understands them is on vacation . Every assignment is like trying to find a specific penny in a pickle barrel full of coins.
Oh well. There's always the weekend...

I had two radio shows this weekend. For me, radio is very much like blogging -it's a way to express myself and communicate with others - except saying "I'm a DJ" sounds sorta cool...I rarely answer the "what do you do?" question with : "I have a blog."

For me, the most exquisite moments are when radio and blog merge...such as getting a phone call from a faraway blogpal...or sending a message and finding that it was well received. Saturday, a connection was established and maintained for the length of both shows- a whopping four hours of radio!

My friend and I were sharing a laugh at this video posted on one of my fave blogs...I'm thinking "four minutes?"
No way.
I just gave you four hours of lovin' and I did it on the public airwaves, in front of Godzilla and everybody.Call me an optimist, but I'm guessing that I can probably give ya sweet private lovin' seventeen times in a 72- hour stretch...maybe 18 if I get out of work early and you don't move around too much.

I started to say this and found that my friend agrees. 17 is a reasonable goal. I sure do hope I get out of work early on the 3rd. (If I get off early, we can wait a few minutes and try again)

Or I might have a whole different job by then. I have a job interview at a law firm tomorrow, just found out today, outta the pays an adult living wage too. I haven't had a "real job" since I lost my Federal job after Gore's not-win. I could use a savings account. I miss mine already and it's only been gone for a month.

I'm feeling lucky these days- perhaps a job that pays enough to save money and go places is not too much to ask for.

Because I have a place I wanna go. Here, let me tell you about it:

The New Breakfast Snob, June 14

Garbage- I Think I'm Paranoid
When I think of Garbage, I think of you. Listen to Shirley sing about desire and you'll understand how good that is, so no need to be paranoid.

Crack The Sky- Skin Deep
More than just.

Atomic Rooster- Goodbye Planet Earth
I need to get from here to somewhere not here.

The Frames- Sideways Down
Everybody fucks up sometimes...I actually edited the 'f-bomb' out of this song so I could play it on the radio...usually, I'm not that careful. Oh well. Everybody fucks up sometimes.

Wire- Three Girl Rhumba
Wow. It's a hard rain and a difficult choice, but when it comes down to it, one is plenty.

Moody Blues- Ride My See Saw
17 times!

Fairport Convention- The Way I Feel

Fiona Joyce- Lift The Veil

Beatles- I Want You (She's so Heavy)
Driving me it Independence Day yet? I want to spread my Freedom on you.

Dread Zeppelin- Your Time is Gonna Come
Women are luckier than men in certain ways.

Nouvelle Vague-Have You Ever Fallen In Love...
Every once in a while, I ask this question: What is a buzzcock? Hints: Wiki is wrong (shocking!) and it's not a battery-driven Steely Dan.

Frank Zappa-Willie the Pimp
This week's featured guitar solo, one of the best ever.

William Shatner- I Can't Get Behind That
I love The Shat. He is one of my heroes.

Allan (me)- Lucky
I'm really lucky to get played on the radio. I recorded this in my bedroom but it sounds like the living room...and I shared a set with Zappa and The Shat! I am totally awesome.

Bruce Cockburn- If a Tree Falls in the Forest
A pit bull sent me a Cockburn mp3 a while back and I've been hooked ever since.

Carbon Leaf- Let Your Trouble Roll By
Local band, a request that fit my mood.

Cursive- The Recluse
Great band. I need to get out more.

Little Feat - Old Folks Boogie

Funkadelic- Let's Make it Last
Just don't wiggle.

Jonathon Coulton- Skullcrusher Mountain
I wasted a pony making a present for you!

Lately, it seems as if women are always telling me what they want. In this case, they want local band, Poly. The same woman called the next DJs and asked them for the same song. I think lower case song titles went out with e.e. cummings , but hey...give the people what they want.

T. Rex- Jeepster
I'm a what for your what? Really? I like that!

The Kinks- Top of the Pops

Wire- Start to Move
This song is only eighty second long. It's your fault for moving.

Damien Dempsey - Your Pretty Smile
Is lighting up my mind.

Wipers- Tragedy
Can't live without it. It's part of life, but if you hold on to it, it'll fuck up your whole afternoon or life, whichever comes first.

For my next trick, the 1980's show

Songs From the Big Hair , June 14

Stranglers- Tank
Suicidal Tendencies- Hate You Better

Cramps- Most Exalted Potentate of Love
Coming 'round the mountain to get your love...

P.I.L.- Seattle

Nina Hagen - New York New York

Madonna - Open Your Heart
Klark Kent- Excess
Crack The Sky- White Music
Lou Reed- Don't Talk To Me About Work
Berlin- The Metro
The Cars- Moving In Stereo

Cardiacs- Is This The Life?

Ever hear Cardiacs? No? Now you have.

XTC- Generals and Majors
Bad Brains- I Against I

MX-80 Sound- Follow That Car
Tom Tom Club- Wordy Rappinghood
George Clinton-( She Got It) Goin' On

Golden Palominos- Heaven
What is this song about?

Danielle Dax- Whistling For His Love

Elvis Costello- The Element Within Her
Snakefinger- Beatnik Party
King Crimson- Man With An Open Heart
10,000 Maniacs- My Mother The War
Joe Jackson- Soul Kiss
Pretty Things- It's So Hard
Mission To Burma- This Is Not A Photograph


It's way, way past my bedtime.


whimsical brainpan said...

"I want to spread my Freedom on you."


Dude, you should never waste ponies.

As always another great playlist!

Good luck with the interview.

Richard Jennings said...
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Allan said...

Whim- Gross? Yeah...maybe I'll think of something else to do.
I didn't waste the pony- Coulton did. I just played his song.

Dick- Right. Everything posted on-line is both true and real.

NYD said...

I may not know every song on the list, but if you play wordy rapping hood while attempting to ride that see saw 17 times. I am afraid you might not make it to the finish line.

Susannity said...

That video is hilarious. At first I'm like "omg this guy can't sing but he's trying to make an R&B video and look and sound cool". Then the lyrics start to come through hahahaha. Nice.

Citymouse said...

I really like it when you are less than totaly depressed!

Allan said...

NYD- Welcome to my blog!

Sus- It's a joke?

CM- Thanks! Me too!

yellowdog granny said...

0y play such great music..

Donn said...

Gawd how many songs do you have stored in your head anyway?
You are amazin'!