Showing posts from June, 2010

Playlist for 6/25/10: The Big Cover Up, Pt. 2

It was my second annual all covers show, and good garden peas, I had fun. Again started with a Summerfest theme, which for some reason was slightly tougher to put together this year. Kevin Meyer, head honcho of Dusty Medical Records, stopped by to talk about the label's fifth anniversary. Erin Wolf, WMSE's music director, was kind enough to put together a preview for the show that offers an interesting history of cover songs. Also be sure to check out Erin's great feature on Dusty Medical.

Download or stream the June 25 show right here.

Girl U Want - Superchunk - Freedom Of Choice (Devo)
Think It Over - Quadrajets - When I Lay My Burden Down (B.B. King)
I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide - Dwight Yoakam - Dwight's Used Records (ZZ Top)
Hollywood Swinging - Big Boys - The Fat Elvis (Kool & the Gang)
Walls - Wreckless Eric And Amy Rigby - Two-way Family Favourites (Tom Petty)

Let's Talk Dirty In Hawaiian - Those Darlins - Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Pr…

Playlist for 6-18-10: That's My Bobby

While walking my dog recently, I thought of a great old local commercial that aired in the Greenville, NC, area featuring a guy named Bobby in a wheelchair reducing prices in his furniture store while his wife tried to figure out where he was. "He's slashing prices," she said with a deep twang. "That's my Bobby." Seemed like a perfectly fine theme to begin the show. No You Tube footage of the commercial could be found, dang it. New music from Outrageous Cherry, the Candy Snatchers, Peter Case and assorted great locals. Tune in next week for the annual all cover songs edition of Zero Hour.

Download or stream the June 18 show right here.

Sister Lucy - Bobby Mitchell & The Toppers - The Cosimo Matassa Story
Rockin' Behind The Iron Curtain (Take 2) - Bobby Marchan & The Clowns - Clown Jewels
T.C.B. Or T.Y.A.- Bobby Patterson - Beg, Scream & Shout! The Big Ol' Box Of '60's Soul
Mayonaise - Bobby Lee Trammell - The Big Itch 8
New Orleans /…

Playlist for 6/11/10: Psycho Pledge Drive, Pt. 2

WMSE had a one-day pledge drive last Friday to make up for the remaining $5,000 needed for the spring. As of today, the station is still about $2,400 short, so support the station and freeform radio with a pledge right now! New music this week from Teenage Fanclub, King Louie's Missing Monuments, Davila 666 and a Psycho 50th anniversary theme to start. The movie premiered at New York City's DeMille and Baronet Theaters on June 16, 1960. That's today trivia moment - or something.

Download or stream the June 11 show right here.

Psycho - Swamp Rats - Back From The Grave Part 1
Psychotic Reaction - Count Five - Nuggets
Psycho In The House - Couch Flambeau - I Did A Power Slide In The Taco Stand: Anthology 1982-2001
Psycho - Bobby Hendricks - Sue Records Story
Psycho [Live] - Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Almost Blue

Into The City - Teenage Fanclub - Shadows
Bright Side - Nada Surf - If I Had A Hi-Fi
Lima Time!- The Baseball Project - Broadside Ballads
I Hope You're Happy …

Playlist for 6/4/10: Adrift in a World of My Own

Let's at least pretend this week's show was good, shall we? New music from the Aviation Blondes and Bobby Fuller and a few songs in honor of the Wheels on Fire, Midwest Beat, Trent Fox & the Tenants show tomorrow at Frank's Power Plant. A cookout starts at 8 p.m. before the show.

Stream or download the show right here.

I'm a Pretender - The Exploding Hearts - Guitar Romantic
I Can't Pretend - The Martinets - Love! Hate!
Pretend - Aviation Blondes - Edge Of Forever
I'll Pretend - Dwight Yoakam - Blame the Vain
Why Pretend I Can Win - Charlie Feathers - Wild Side Of Life: Rare And Unissued Recordings Vol. 1
The Great Pretender - Carol Fran - Another Saturday Night

Jenny Lee (Do The Jerk With Me) - Bobby Fuller - El Paso Rock: Early Recordings Volume 3
Women - The Plimsouls - Live! Beg, Borrow & Steal
Reel Rock Party - Nick Curran And The Lowlifes - Reform School Girl
Just a Mile Away - Joe "King" Carrasco & El Molino - S/T
Fickle-Hearted Lover - Million…