It Must Be Love

This show is focused on mostly contemporary music by queer, black musicians and bands. I wanted to look far artists I had never heard from before and found tons of amazing songs to share with you. Songs Played Yo Majesty “Don’t Let Go – New Mix” [Futuristicaly Speaking…Never Be Afraid] 2008 Shea Diamond “I Am…

The Need to Be

This was originally intended to be all contemporary black avant-garde music but I realized I went back to 1996. Oh well. Several of these are live performances, I’ve put links to the videos if you’d like to watch. The image used is a detail from Bequest by Ulysses Jenkins (full image is here). Songs Played…

Black Lives Matter

On Tuesday, June 9, over 150 radio stations will recognize the funeral of George Floyd by playing together Sam Cooke’s anthem “A Change is Gonna Come.” George Floyd will be laid to rest at a private ceremony in Houston that day. His death on May 25 has been the focus of international protests. Many communities…

Take a Chance

Illuminate the mirror ball and break out the coke, it’s time for a disco party with your host Odd Monster! There’s a few choice Italo-Disco cuts as well as some American and Spanish tracks. Shake that booty! Songs Played Mr. Flagio “Take A Chance (Vocal Version)” [b/w Take A Chance (Instrumental Version)] 1983 Jackie Moore…

Don’t Blame Me (“It’s Not a Phase” Teenage Mixtape Challenge”)

Is there a genre of music more reviled than ska-punk? I read once on the internet that ska music is “what plays in a 13-year-old kid’s head when he gets extra mozzarella sticks.”  That’s not untrue.  It doesn’t always take itself very seriously (though it could get very political at times, deriving from its roots…

I Told A Lie!

Songs Played Sunn Cycle “Acid Raga Pt. 1” [b/w Acid Raga Pt. 2] 1969 Ofo the Black Company “Allah Wakbar” [b/w Beautiful Daddy] 1972 Sound of the Seventh Son “I Told A Lie” [b/w I’ll Be On My Way] 1965 Tyde “Lost” [b/w Psychedelic Pill] 1969 Curiousity Shoppe “Baby I Need You” [b/w So Sad]…

Enofest (Festival Challenge)

Songs Played Roxy Music “Remake/Remodel” [Performed live on Full House] November 25, 1972 No, not that Full House Brian Eno “Seven Deadly Finns” [Performed live on Dutch TV] 1974 This was a single only release, though it would have fit well on either of his first two solo albums. Talking Heads “Life During Wartime” [Performed…

The Words Mean the Same

Songs Played Evil Enc. Group “Hey You” [b/w The Point Is] Danielle Dax “Big Hollow Man” [Inky Bloaters] Jimmy Boyd “Cream Puff” [b/w I Love You So] Paco Paco “Taka-Takata” [b/w Ole España] Sites N’ Sounds “The Night Is So Dark” [b/w “T”] Emmie Yokoyama “Disco Vampirella” [b/w Drakulon Party] Skip Bessonette “Sunshine Superman” [Live…

Night is Longer Than Day for Those Who Dream (Memorable Dream Challenge)

Songs Played Jack Kerouac and Steve Allen ” “Readings from On the Road & Visions of Cody”” [Poetry for the Beat Generation] Ricky Nelson “Lonesome Town” [b/w I Got A Feeling] Glenn Miller And His Orchestra “Moonlight Serenade” [b/w Sunrise Serenade] Patsy Cline “Crazy” [b/w Who Can I Count On] Tom Waits “Warm Beer And…

Rats in My Room (Animals Challenge)

Songs Played Jiminy Cricket, The Merry Mouseketeers* And The Mickey Mouse Club Chorus “You, The Human Animal” [b/w The Mickey Mouse Club Book Song] Joey & Danny “Rats In My Room Part 1” [b/w Rats In My Room Part 2] The Shaggs “My Pal Foot Foot” [Philosophy of the World] Dick Kent “Octopus Woman Please…