Saturday I had two shows as DJ and a third as Engineer/Producer- my stalwart DJs Phil and CC had an amazing musical guest, Gull (aka Nate), a one-man band unlike anything I'd ever run sound for... dude played guitar with his left hand, drums with his right hand and feet and 'sang' muffled and ominous-sounding verbalisms into a microphone that he had placed into the piehole of a handmade serial-killeresque mask...he totally rocked the house, playing funky, pounding beats while riffing bass lines and melodies with an awe-inspiring one-handed guitar technique that reminded me of Robert Fripp playing Van Halen...or maybe the other way around. In any case, I enjoyed the heck out of it - and Nate had a great time too! Our music studio is a homey, funky place to play and Gull was right at home ( pics by Phil and/or Wendy).
I got a phone call from my blogpal Jackie Sue ( who is feeling much better) and when I got home I had a wonderful email from Whim, whose capricious signal had allowed her to hear most of my shows, including the songs that I played for her...sigh.
What a great day it was.
The New Breakfast Snob, July 12 2008 1-3 pm
Flogging Molly- Devil's Dance Floor
Bob Dylan- Maggie's Farm
Captain Beefheart- Same Old Blues
Atomic Rooster- All Across The Country
Taj Mahal- Leaving Trunk
Taj played in Fallentown Sunday night. I had the trots and missed it.
Garbage- Push It
Whim has implied that I have the hots for Shirley Manson...she, as usual, is correct.
The Sort- Mean Nouns
Local band- grammatically correct pop-metal. I like!
Sleater-Kinney- God is a Number
The Twin gave me this CD. Girls rock!
Curtis Mayfield- Get Down
Funkadelic- Good to Your Earhole
The Band- Don't Do It
Rare Earth- What'd I Say?
Led Zeppelin- I Can't Quit You Babe
Did I call you "babe" on the air? I did? Oh, well...I'm blushing here...
Michelle Malone- Grace
The Beatles- Yer Blues
Jefferson Airplane- Martha
Kanter/Slick/Frieberg- Sketches of China
Leo Kottke- Pepe Hush
Cursive- Into the Fold
Everclear- Father of Mine
The Frames- Revelate(live)
Elvis Costello & Imposters- Stella Hurt
Damien Dempsey -Your Pretty Smile
801 Live- You Really Got Me
Which is why I can't quit you. Babe.
Crack the Sky- Suspicion
C the S should have been huge... I loved them in Baltimore...sigh.
SONGS FROM THE BIG HAIR, JULY 12, 2008 3-5 PM
Alice Cooper- (We are all) Clones
The Damned- Street of Dreams
Robyn Hitchcock- How Do You Work This Thing?
Adam Ant- Goody Two Shoes
Pretty Things- Bitter End
Klark Kent -Don't Care
Meat Puppets- Up on the Sun
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Behind the Sun
Dream Syndicate- That's What You Always Say
Joe Jackson- Survival
Pere Ubu- Fire
10,000 Maniacs- Scorpio Rising
Eurythmics- Missionary Man
Sugarcubes- I'm Hungry
Missing Persons- Mental Hopscotch
David Lindley & El Rayo X- Poppa was Rolling Stone
Suzanne Vega- Left of Center
Kate Bush- Experiment IV
Stranglers- Let Me Down Easy
Magazine - This Poison
Cocteau Twins- Pitch the Baby
Elvis Costello- The Greatest Thing
There is a little book with this title...
Jim Carroll Band- The People Who Died
Minutemen- Jesus and Tequila
Devo - Workin' in Coal Mine
Oingo Boingo- Nothing Bad Ever Happens to Me
Not exactly true.... Sunday and Monday were a little rough. I'll spare the details.
Squeeze- Slap and Tickle
Sparing the details...
King Crimson- Elephant Talk
I like making elephant noises. Eeeeraaooowwww!
English Beat- Mirror in the Bathroom
Well, I'm back at work and demands are being made (and ignored). I'd better get on it. Yeah...it sure is fun being a famous file clerk.