Sunday, October 29, 2006
Yup. I said CHRISTmas. I used the C word. In this PC climate of Eugene left coast manners it is no longer appropriate to say "Merry Christmas" -now it is "Happy Holodays". Example:when I went to the Weekly to list my September Christmas show and they called it a "Holiday" show.
Now before you stick me in with Bill O'Reilly and Rush I DO NOT BELIEVE there is a war on Christmas.It just seems that everyone has gone gaga over Halloween this year. Halloween songs all over the radio. Parties and costumes galour.A LOT more hoopla than I remember from last Xmas.
Is it because we have to set the clocks back? Is it because after tonight's celebrations, the rain and cold and darkness comes down on us like a dark curtain?
The pagan holiday of Christmas/Winter Solstice meant it was time to hunker down for a miserable winter. But now, especially with our world weary tatooed youth, the goal post has been moved up to late October.
Hopefully Satan hasn't replaced the Christ child. But in an age when the politician elders line up in lockstep behind cruel and materialistic leaders,it makes sense that what used to be GOOD is now EVIL.When things couldn't get much worse in our national psyche, it makes sense that the Goblins and Ghouls have replaced the good guys.
Happy Halloween and God bless.Party on.
And Bah Humbug.
Friday, October 27, 2006
The Bijou and KRVM’s Live Archive invite you to “In-Concert” latenite!
Ever wonder what it would be like to step back in time to view some of your favorite artists in concert from yesteryear? To actually sit front row at the music event for the ages? How would you like to witness the best, unreleased concert films shown on Eugene’s Big Screen for the first time.
Join the Bijou Art Cinemas...for a first ever series of top quality, live concert music films as part of our latenite series. Included in this series will be such artists as Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, Bob Marley, Miles Davis and a documentary on the recently deceased legendary Syd Barrett, just to name a few.
Believe it or not, only a small amount of material has been released from many great artists’ vast film libraries. Therefore, fans have been starved for the great performances known only by reputation. The Live Archive’s collection of rare and unofficial concert films is intended to fill this vacuum. Join us for an unforgettable series of live concerts from some of your favorite bands, uncut as they were meant to be experienced!
November 3. 4. 5
JIMI HENDRIX: BAND OF GYPSIES: Atlanta International Pop Festival –
July 4th, 1970 Peach County Raceway, Byron, Georgia
July 4, 1970 was an unbearable 115-degree day that caused performances in the second annual Atlanta International Pop Festival to be delayed until late that evening. Jimi Hendrix was scheduled for the prime slot that afternoon, but instead went on after midnight. A crowd of 500,000 awaited him that evening, the largest crowd of his career. Jimi chose to perform this show with little theatrics. His focus was solely on the music-- and the music it was! One of very few concerts known to exist by the legendary Band of Gypsies (and easily one of the rarest), this is the finest example of the Gypsies as led by young master Hendrix. In memory of the genius who continues to inspire artists today, the music contained in this film transcends the boundaries of what is known as rock.
• Encore: Band of Gypsies, Fillmore East footage, New Years Eve, 1969
(Approx. 1 hr. 30min. total)
November 17. 18. 19
August 8, 1970 – San Tropez, France
April 29, 1970 – KQED, San Francisco “An Hour with Pink Floyd” (PBS)
Seen Live at Pompeii? Now, come see it’s closest living relatives! Two highly significant gems in the Pink Floyd annals, these two concerts document the band before hitting superstardom. The era between 1969 to 1972 epitomizes the height of Pink Floyd’s early career, characterized by collective improvisation, electronic experimentation and introspective soundscapes. These living films--bold, intriguing and mysterious--provide critical new insights into the largely forgotten era that is (in this case), Atom Heart Mother. Celebrating nearly 40 years since the inception of their first album in 1967, Piper at the Gates of Dawn, you (and your central nervous system) will witness why Pink Floyd is “the first band in space”.
(1 hr. 50 min. total)
Monday, October 23, 2006
Please somebody kill me I want to die-I can't breath thru any of my breathing holes and I feel like shit-I can't believe I did 3 radio shows this weekend. I am calling in sick today for my day job cuz I don't want to drive into a tree!
Stupid flu-I got this cuz assholes at work don't stay home when they're sick!
Then again I probably infected everyone at KWVA.
I was gonna get a flu shot but why bother now its here and I have it.
If you wanna know what to expect, here's how it progresses.
Dizziness-sleepyness-slight tickle in throat-runny nose-stuffed up nose-sneezing-violent sneezing-coughing-congestion in nose moving into congestion in lungs moving to a feeling that you want to die.
I hope you don't get it but if you want to be prepared go out today and get nose spray, cough drops, aspirin, tea and chicken soup and prepare for the worst.
HAVE A NICE DAY
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Sunday Morning Hangover 10-noon.-My latest score of exotica, cheesy organ records and oddities.
And the Sound of Surprise Jazz Program-Jimmy Smith retrospective.
KWVA-FM 88.1 Eugene.
Archived shows for listening or downloading HERE
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Women in Jazz Radio Program at 4PM Today!!!!
At 4 PM on KWVA-88.1 (www.kwvaradio.org) Girls Room Host and Salon DaVinci hair wizard Dawn Baby will be hosting "The Sound of Surprise" Jazz program with guest Rev. Marc Time.
Featured will be the coolest sounds from Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald,Diana Krall, Anita O'Day and others.
Kick Back on this Gloomy Sunday and light a fire with Dawn Baby and Marc Time on the only radio station that matters-KWVA.
Listen to this program HERE.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Part One is a Rerun of my excellent One Hour-One Band 101 Strings Special from last month.It really will enlighten, inform and entertain you.10 AM KWVA-FM
Part Two was produced at home today and features an interview with "Off The Charts" song poem documentary director Jamie Meltzer. Included are Rare songs,interviews and movie clips. 11 AM.
Listen to these programs HERE.
Sunday, October 08, 2006
F.Y.I. Previous Hangover radio programs are available at
Thanks to Gary and Shawn for their help!
Saturday, October 07, 2006
You just can't beat the school girl charm of Olivia Newton John mixed with those Birmingham ham-fisted limeys E.L.O.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
From the new Bob Woodward Book:
"Prince Bandar enjoys easy access to the Oval Office. His family and the Bush family are close. And Woodward told 60 Minutes that Bandar has promised the president that Saudi Arabia will lower oil prices in the months before the election - to ensure the U.S. economy is strong on election day.
Woodward says that Bandar understood that economic conditions were key before a presidential election: “They’re [oil prices] high. And they could go down very quickly. That's the Saudi pledge. Certainly over the summer, or as we get closer to the election, they could increase production several million barrels a day and the price would drop significantly.”"
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
That's what my friend Armin is calling my latest archived radio show from October 1 available HERE where you can listen or download a whole bunch of my Sunday Morning Hangover Radio shows. October Moods featured some Al Green, Dolly Parton, Film Soundtracks, William Shatner,Shooby Taylor, Hangover Cures,Shuggie Otis,the Trojan College Sexual Health Report Card, Mashups, stupid songs, Mr. Rogers,Pee Wee Herman,Your Horoscope and Much More!!!If you haven't heard my show yet then you suck.
I am preparing a show about late 60's early 70's pop schlock vocal group The Free Design and that will air soon.
If you haven't visited the Other KWVA website go HERE to see the incredible lineup of shows on the U of O radio station.
I hope that if anyone is out there in cyberspace that you will leave a comment. I am feeling like no one cares and I may soon discontinue this blog.
Winter is coming and I feel cold.