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…

I’m a Cult Hero

I had a technical issue with the live broadcast on this show, so I reconstructed the show with NO talking (other than a brief intro). Enjoy not having to hear me talk between songs! Songs Played Luna “Perdidos En La Ciudad” [Luna] 1983 Not the band that formed from Galaxie 500, this one was from…

A Few More Miles

An adventure into those record boxes that are under the counter or lost in an attic. Predictability is so predictable. Listen Timebox “Beggin’” [b/w A Woman That’s Waiting] 1968 Mexican Church “Mexican Church” [b/w Thank You My Love] 1978 For what it’s worth, they’re Italian? Moskow “Heat-House” [b/w Robot] 1982 And they’re from the UK…

What Was the First New Wave Song?

I had an entirely different show planned when I got the question stuck in my head: What was the first New Wave song? New Wave was a descendant of punk and post-punk, so it couldn’t have come before “New Rose” by the Damned. But “X-Offender” by Blondie predates that! These are the questions I ask…

It Happens Everyday

The obscure and the forgotten, unearthed for your listening pleasure. This week we’ve got Greek post-punk, Nigerian disco-funk, Canadian new wave-reggae and other hyphenated genres that I’d probably have to make up. Songs Played Parade Ground “Moans” [Dual Perspectives] 1987 Mandrill “Mandrill” [Mandrill] 1974 Cleveland Robinson, Jr. “Love Is A Trap” [b/w A Loaf Of…

Sunshine Girl

It’s time for something that hasn’t happened since March– I returned to the airwaves LIVE! Get ready for technical mishaps, weird music, awkward pauses and the good stuff only live radio can treat you to. And if you can, please become a member of Freeform Portland to help support independent radio! Songs Played Mike Mareen…