On Monday I had the honor of being a guest on the multi-talented Lakota Phillips' thought-provoking radio program Breaking Taboo on New Dissident Radio. It was great to make a cross-country connection with my fellow new media pioneers. From the NDR site:
Allan Coberly with WRIR 97.3 and America Revealed’s S. Paul Forrest join Lakota for a fast-paced, exciting show that cracks open the dissatisfaction Americans have with leadership in Washington and the current state of the country and the world. Why all the grumbling and no action? The riots in London, what they really reflect, as well as how they relate to similar unrest in America is discussed with some intriguing points that will make you go “hmmmmm.”Podcast downloads of this show and previous BT episodes are available from the link above.
On Wednesday I engineered and produced a live radio appearance by New Jersey trio Screaming Females- video by Jim Nelson here:
Screaming Females on WRIR from Jim Nelson on Vimeo.
Thursday I stayed up way past my bedtime putting together the playlists below.
Friday I told my boss that I don't make enough money for what they expect, I am very discouraged and am thinking about quitting. Then I went on a second date with a beautiful woman who makes me smile...we had a great dinner and I gave her an autographed copy of The Screaming Females CD.
Right now I have two major unresolved questions:
1) Do I still have a job?
2) Will I ever have a girlfriend again?
But all that had to wait, because this morning I had a four-hour marathon of live radio:
I had the great honor of filling in for Buzzy Lawler on his fantastic Shake Some Action program on WRIR today- mostly 1960's and early 1970's guitar rock. The good kind- the kind they don't make anymore.
SHAKE SOME ACTION-NEW BREAKFAST SNOB EDITION: 8/20/2011
SSA Podcast here.
NBS Podcast here.
Sweet - Daydream
Sweetwater- Motherless Child
Pink Floyd- Point Me At The Sky
Flaming Groovies- Love Have Mercy
Humble Pie- Shaky Jake
Manfred Mann- My Name's Jack
Ten Years After- Sugar The Road
Taj Mahal- Take A Giant Step
Everly Brothers- Love Is Strange
Alex Chilton- With A Girl Like You
Small Faces- Sha La La Lee
Great Society- White Rabbit
Cat Stevens- I'm Gonna Get Me A Gun
Once and future Stinky Hippie Cat Stevens gleefully singing about going on a homicidal shooting spree , cheerfully exacting revenge on everyone who ever called him a Stinking Hippie. Seriously, even I couldn't make that up.
The Troggs- I Can't Control Myself
The Scorpions -Greensleeves
This is not the 1970's Scorpions, this is an entirely different band. I got yer other Scorpions on the next show...see below.
Gun- Race With The Devil
Neil Young -Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Fairport Convention- Chelsea Morning
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers- All Your Love
Rare Earth- Share Your Love
Edwinn Starr- 25 Miles
I got a caller during this show who informed me that this song was the very first 45rpm record he ever bought as a kid. It made me happy to hear that.
Wilson Pickett- Don't Fight it (Feel it)
Captain Beefheart- Here I Am
Atomic Rooster- Play The Game
Electric Sandwich- Devil's Dream
Fleetwood Mac- Heartbeat Like A Hammer
Jimi Hendrix- We Gotta Live Together
Emerson, Lake and Palmer- Are You Ready, Eddie?
Spirit- Morning Will Come
Electric Flag- Make Your Move
Funkadelic- Standing On The Verge of Getting It On
So, OK. That was one show down. Things were rolling merrily along until suddenly disaster struck- our webstream went down and I could not coax it back to life. WRIR was reduced to a mere broadcast radio station...but rather than skip a week of podcasting, I went home , used my under-appreciated telepathic powers to painstakingly re-create nearly the entire damn show by hand and then I uploaded the simulacrum in lieu of a recording of the actual program.
Why do I do this? Well...because...um...yeah. Or not.
THE NEW BREAKFAST SNOB 8/20/2011: Telepathic Upload Edition
Jeff Beck- Roy's Toy
Brian Eno- No One Receiving
Klaus Schulze- Weird Caravan
Caravan- Be Alright
David Bowie- Sons of The Silent Age
Lost In The Trees- Song For The Painter
Mavis Staples- You're Not Alone
Bird York- Punish Me With Kisses
Area 27- Wild Card
Manfred Mann's Earth Band- Messin'
Adriana Kaegi- When The Money Runs Out
The Kinks- Money and Corruption
Joan As Policewoman- Chemmie
Michelle Malone and Band du Soliel- Sitting In The Sun
Paula Cole - Hitler's Brothers
Norine Braun- Hanna To Hollywood
Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood- Some Velvet Morning
Kalliopi- Summer's Almost Over
Fruup- Prince of Darkness
Can- Full Moon On The Highway
Scorpions- Fly People Fly
This is by (the) Scorpions that you have heard of.
Ray Manzarek- The Golden Scarab
Ray, along with Jim Morrison, was in The Doors. To my knowledge, Morrison never mentioned dung beetles in his lyrics...Ray does mention dung beetles in this tune. That might be why I almost never play The Doors but play Ray quite often. Or maybe I have other reasons.
Astronauts of Antiquity- Strangest Places
One of these days, I'll actually do something...