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December 15, 2017 05:16 AM PST

This episode we feature the new single by Wayne James and The List of Names and Wayne James himself is on the Essential Guest List. We also have music by: Ted Leo, Bye Bye Blackbirds, Eugene Edwards, The Chance, The Telephone Lovers and much more.

Run to the City Ted Leo
Please Be Upstanding Squeeze
I Don't Wanna Rock n Roll John Wesley Harding
Hype Sad13
The Magic Touch The Bobby Fuller Four
Caveman Mr Day
Love My Baby's Love Muscle Souls
This Time (with Peter Jay's Jaywalkers) Terry Reid
We All Need Someone To Love Wayne James and The List of Names
Love Is Only Sleeping The Monkees
Ellie Elvyn
Congratulations, My Darling Eugene Edwards
Miles and Miles to Go Brad Jones
Young Fresh Fellows Theme Young Fresh Fellows
I Still Believe in New Year's Eve The Minus 5
Hope the High Road Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Waiting For The Drums The Bye Bye Blackbirds
Downtown Girl Telephone Lovers
Kiss Me Lindsay The Chance
Any Friend Of Diane's Weezer

December 08, 2017 03:27 PM PST

I think I will adopt the song Albatross, Squeeze, as my new personal theme song ... what am I talking about? ... listen and find out. I also have cool tunes by Caper Clowns, Ed Ryan, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Droneyard, The Minus 5, Teenage Fanclub and much, much more!


Favorite Shirt The Figgs
Thunder Island Andy Reed
Ire The Strawberry Smell
I Know, I Know Ed Ryan
Pockets Caper Clowns
maybe maybe not droneyard
I'm Wrong About Everything John Wesley Harding
Facing Up To The Facts The Jesus & Mary Chain
California Cotton Mather
California Dreams So Real
What you do to me The Dazies
What You Do To Me Teenage Fanclub
Heart Of The City Nick Lowe
Half a Million The Liquor Giants
Blame Me Biscuit
Albatross Squeeze
Can't Go Back Ted Leo
I'm A Tool For You Jeff Murphy
Hand In Hand Elvis Costello
See You in December The Minus 5 Feat. M. Ward And Chuck Prophet

December 01, 2017 05:47 PM PST

This episode we spotlight the genius of Tommy Keene along with tracks by The Glad Machine, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Coke Belda, Searching for Silvia and a very cool all Canadian set!


Out Of My Mind Tommy Keene
Cumberland Gap Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Boston Flamingo
Whole World The On And Ons
My Mother Looked Like Marilyn Monroe Tommy Keene
Hold On DM3
La La La The Cavedogs
Tonight The Glad Machine
Morning's White Vibration The High Dials
Good to See You The Grapes of Wrath
Looking Thru Baby Blue Elephant Stone
Carried Away Sloan
When the Truth Is Found Tommy Keene
One of Them Chris Price
Scenes From An American Highway Rest Stop Biltmore
Remind Me Now Searching For Sylvia
Places That Are Gone Tommy Keene
Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels) Coke Belda
Broadway Goo Goo Dolls

November 25, 2017 04:06 AM PST

Strawberries, Uranus and Thanksgiving? We try to blend them seamlessly together with the little help from Brian Fallon, The Sunflowers, Marcy Playground, Uranus and the Five Moons, The On and Ons, The Anderson Council, Susan Cowsil and much more.


Forget Me Not Brian Fallon
Pushing up Daisies The Rosenbergs
Fall Again Hippycrickets
Runabout The On And Ons
In Between Two Worlds Gas Giants
Make Me A Fool The Zags
I Know You Know Susan Cowsill
Castle Spell (single version) SUNFLOWERS
Strawberry Weed The Caesars
Zensong #9 The Strawberry Smell
Strawberries Are Growing In My Garden (And It's Wintertime) The Dentists
Strawberry Smell The Anderson Council
Broken Myracle Brah
Right She Said Cheap Star
Sss' Happenin Here Uranus And The Five Moons
The Art of Complication Parkas
A Tale of Romance & Magnetic Trains Caper Clowns
Time Is On My Side The Forty Nineteens
Thank You Marcy Playground

November 18, 2017 03:12 AM PST

Stop what you are doing and check out the great music on this week's episode featuring music by the Campbell Apartment, Plasticsoul, The Gas Giants, The Maggies, Magic Eight Ball, Somerdale, An American Underdog and much much more!


A Question Of Temprature Human Sexual Response
Don't Cha Stop The Cars
Stop The Show The Shake
VP of Snails The Campbell Apartment
I Hope My Kids Like Marilyn Manson Gas Giants
Stop the Time The Rhinos
Your Reign Is Over An American Underdog
Make up Your Mind [Explicit] Death By Unga Bunga
You Can Smile Now Icecream Hands
Everybody's Golden Age The Maggies
Come Down From Your Raincloud Plasticsoul
Can't Stop The Leftovers
Greene, Janet The Sun Sawed in 1-2
You And Your Friends The Paybacks
Stop The Dirtbombs
How Unlucky (Can You Possibly Get)? The Jessica Fletchers
Left Turn Gretchen's Wheel
Shake It Up Ringo Starr
Stop Your Sobbing Jonathan Richman
Down By The River Magic Eight Ball
Walk Away Renee Somerdale

November 10, 2017 03:30 PM PST

Well, with all of the awesome music coming out of the Greater Detroit area, someone had to do a show about it ... so why not us! I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I had making it! Special thanks to Chipper Saam for helping me dig even deeper!


Ready for Whatever Nick Piunti
She Called Me To Say The Legal Matters
Portland An American Underdog
Cricket Time The Hangabouts
If You See Her John Holk & The Sequins.
Never Been so Blind Your Gracious Host
Misremembered Fred Thomas
Sorry David Bierman Overdrive
Make It Like the Movies The Dives
Saturday Evening Clothes Suburban Hi-Fi
Left to Right The Reed Brothers
Now You Can Break My Heart Donny Brown
Go On Zach Curd
The Girl Who Checks All the Boxes Dave Caruso
Someday Marshall Crenshaw
First In Line The Romantics
Chasing a Song Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms
Tonite The Fags
Don't Do Anything Tonight Chris Richards And The Subtractions
All Day All Night The Hangabouts

November 04, 2017 07:03 AM PDT

... for the music of course! This week we spotlight my new obsessions; The On and Ons, Dave Caruso, Richard Turgeon, The Glad Machine, Arvidson and Butterfies and much more.

Also on the heels of an incredible reunion show at the House of Blues in Boston and the re-release of both albums, I celebrate with my favorite track of theirs.


Tell Me Why Death By Unga Bunga
Why Do I Cry The Remains
Why Do the Heathen Rage? Guadalcanal Diary
I Don't Know Why Ben Kweller
Mystic Eyes The On And Ons
About a Girl Richard Turgeon
And Such and Such The Forty Nineteens
The Mirror The Campbell Apartment
Without a Sound Nick Piunti
Hey! Little Child Alex Chilton
Allendale Dave Caruso
The Marriage Billy Bragg
Sections Plasticland
You're Black And Blue The Exploding Hearts
Freak Flag Southern Culture On The Skids
No Good For Yourself The On And Ons
Still Life The Zags
Mind Reader The Jags
Wake Up, Girl The Glad Machine
Loose It Arvidson and Butterflies
Land of the Glass Pinecones Human Sexual Response

October 27, 2017 03:35 PM PDT

Tricks, Treats and two people on the Essential Guest List! We celebrate the new release by Dave Caruso, Buddha Pesto Manifesto and Mike Patton adds a new Halloween single to the already impressive list of songs in the Vista Blue catalogue! They also both treat us to some of their favorite songs. (I had to give up control of eight songs this week ... not easy folks, but they both impressed me with their picks!)

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Devil Doll X
Homecoming The Glad Machine
Birds and Bees Hawaii Mud Bombers
I Walked With a Zombie The Forty Nineteens
Solar Sister The Posies
Still Alive Joe Jackson
She Shelia The Producers
This & That Michael Penn
The Girl Who Checks All the Boxes Dave Caruso
Stars in the Sky Orbis Max with Rich Staples
That's All The Geezers
Do The Vampire Superdrag
Freak Me Out Weezer
The Fear Pulp
Dark Secret Matthew Sweet
I'm Gonna Be You for Halloween Vista Blue
Halloween The Gaslight Anthem
Halloweenhead Ryan Adams
Tell Her No The Zombies

October 21, 2017 03:37 AM PDT

I have been told I use the word "Cool" too much. But when it's the best way to describe new tracks by, Kurt Baker, Ed Ryan, Vista Blue, Arvidson and Butterflies, Plasticsoul, Thrift Store Halo and the Len Price 3, I guess I'm guilty!

Girl's Got Money Kurt Baker
Boys Go Crazy The Knack
This Is The Life David Brookings And The Average Lookings
Gators in the Sewer! Vista Blue
Turmoil In My Head Arvidson and Butterflies
Need The Manics
Get Over You Thrift Store Halo
Lisa Baker The Len Price 3
Used to Believe Ted Leo
Monkey on a Stick Plasticsoul
High Society Cotton Mather
Dirt Road Southern Culture On The Skids
Cool Jerk The Creation
Turn Down Day The Cyrkle
Mary Mary The Monkees
One of Our Psychedelic Beakers is Missing The Dentists
Turn on a Dime Cliff Hillis
Basement Punks Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms
Under the Sun and the Moon Shake Some Action!
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October 14, 2017 04:43 AM PDT

This week we spotlight the new album, Furious Mind, by Ed Ryan. Ed also picks four great tracks for the Essential Guest List! We have new tracks by The Woggles, Filthy Friends, Ringo Starr and Charles Jenkins and the Zhivagos.

Thank Goodness It's Friday Kurt Baker
About the Weekend The Jellybricks
Pitch a Fit The Woggles
Jealousy Best Coast
Always Check the Backseat Vista Blue
Laughable Ringo Starr
Before Our Eyes The On and Ons
You And Your King Filthy Friends
Girl on the Northern Line The Anderson Council
Slow It Goes Eyelids
Southern Girls Cheap Trick
20th Century Man The Kinks
05 - ROCKET SHIP Ed Ryan
The One Sugar Stems
Everyone Loves Me Charles Jenkins And The Zhivagos
Message Of Love The Pretenders
What Are You Doin' In My Life? Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Flirting With Time Tom Petty

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