Elliptical Optimism

Esoteria: Apply Directly to the head. Esoteria: Apply Directly to the head. Esoteria: Apply Directly to the head. Esoteria: Apply Directly to the head. Esoteria: Apply Directly to the head. Songs Played Family Plann “Sexy Summer” [b/w Can You Get Into The Music] The Medflys “Belfast” [The Best Of Monterey Bay] Mazarati “She’s Just That…

So Long, Sad Sack

It’s time for rock’n’roll’s greatest hits…from an alternate universe. Obscurities, curiosities and songs that just plain rule. Songs Played GQ “Disco Nights (Rock Freak)” [Disco Nights] Commodores “Machine Gun” [Machine Gun] The Shambrels “Summer Girl” [b/w Girl, I’m Glad] RAF “Part One” [Self Control] 정주희 (Jung Joo Hee) “강촌에 살고싶네” [오아시스 스테레오전자올갠 제8집] The Toppers…

Tumble to the Power

Look at all of the treasures you can find when you go digging into Discogs! Songs Played The Wonders Of Science “Big Picture” [b/w My Only Desire] 1983 Macon “Pully Bone” [b/w Ripple Rap] 1969 Jim Burgett With Don Ralke And His Orchestra “The Living Dead” [b/w Let’s Investigate] 1961 Bappi Lahiri Presents Runa Laila…

The Louie Louie Show pt III

This Sunday is April 11th, the day Richard Berry, composer of the greatest song in rock-‘n’-roll history was born in 1935. What song am I talking about? “Louie Louie,” of course, which is not only near and dear to anyone who lives in Portland, as it was most famously recorded here at 411 SW 13th…

A Girl is a Gun

Join me for a plunge into the deep end of the record bins. Discover something new! Songs Played Charles Leonard “A Funky Driver on a Funky Bus (Part 1)” [b/w A Funky Driver On A Funky Bus (Part 2)] 1971 Magdelene Fields “Christmas Island” [New Reaction] 1988 Adrian Munsey “C’est Sheep (Part I)” [b/w C’est…

Be There, Baby

There is so much music out there that has been overlooked or forgotten. I’m on a mission to share the best of it with you, dear listener. Songs Played Jimmy Norman “Gangster Of Love (Part I)” [b/w Gangster Of Love (Part II)] 1968 ムーンライダーズ (Moon Riders) “紡ぎ歌 (Tsumugiuta)” [Moon Riders] 1977 Jack Costanzo “I Got…

You Turn Me On

Obscure tunes from all over the world– Japanese disco, Egyptian funk, South African post-punk and more and more and more. Songs Played APB “I’d Like To Shoot You Down” [b/w Talk To Me] 1981 Love Tractor “I Broke My Saw” [Themes From Venus] 1988 Fat Larry’s Band “Lookin’ For Love (Short Version)” [b/w Lookin’ For…

Don’t Be Hasty

I’m back, baby! Can’t let technology keep me down. Spoiler alert: I might have multiple theme songs cued up for shows starring monkeys. Just saying. Songs Played Reuben Wilson And The Cost Of Living “Tight Money” [Got To Get Your Own] 1975 The 3rd Evolution “Don’t Play With Me” [b/w Gone Gone, Gone] 1966 Phyllys…

Get Yourself Together

I’m back, baby! Songs Played Geno Jordan & Velvet Touch “Hold On To Your Stuff” [b/w Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy] 1980 The Lambrettas “Beat Boys In The Jet Age” [Beat Boys In The Jet Age] 1980 Kris & Jerry “The Boy I Really Love” [A Sunny Day] 1976 Linda Van Dyck With Boo…

Lying All the Time

So I got a new microphone for Christmas and finally figured out how to set it up about five seconds before I went on the air, which led to some awkwardness! Oh well, it’s live radio. Songs Played Chet ‘Poison’ Ivey And His Fabulous Avengers “Shake A Poo Poo” [b/w Handle With Care] 1968 Lucille…