Once more from the top…

Last year I made a feeble, furtive attempt at podcasting and figured out two things:

  1. I’m not vain enough to think that anyone really wants to listen to me yammer.
  2. Audio files take up a buttload of file server space.

But I still like the idea of doing internet radio shows. So I came to the conclusion that I would try again once I got the right tools, so here goes folks. The Weak In Rock Radio Hour, vol. 1.

Here’s the playlist and some commentary:

  • James Brown – Out of Sight: I’ve said it many times; I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t feel like dancing the minute they hear a good James Brown song and this is a great one.
  • Lewis Black – Homeland Security: I agree, Tom Ridge had all the leadership qualities of a rodent.
  • Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots: just a damned fine and funky song.
  • Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Blank Generation: often immitated, never improved upon.
  • Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water: overplayed to death when I was a kid, but still one of the immortal guitar riffs.
  • Paul McCartney & Wings – You Gave Me The Answer: pure pop goodness.
  • Adam Ant – Apollo 9: one of the most fun and silliest songs of the 80s
  • Van Halen – So This Is Love: oh how the mighty have fallen. Just listen to that guitar.
  • Hues Corporation – Rock The Boat: more danceable goodness.
  • Chuck Berry – Havana Moon: ok, so he likes to poop on people, that doesn’t make his music any less great.
  • Hayseed Dixie – Christine Sixteen: for some this would be sacrilege, for me it’s a massive improvement.
  • Santo & Johnny – Sleepwalk: i love surf instrumentals to death and this is a great one.
  • Tom T. Hall – I Like Beer: silly.
  • The Who – See Me Feel Me: another song that got played to death when I was a kid, but hardly sees the light of day these days.
  • The Pixies – River Euphrates: 90s alternarock goodness.
  • OutKast – Knowing: funny how I keep referring to this band here every December.
  • Buzzcocks – I Don’t Know What To Do With My Life: pop punk glory at its finest.
  • Kristen Hersh – Sundrops: just gorgeous music.
  • The Replacements – Answering Machine: back when Paul Westerberg could do heartbreaking at the drop of a hat.

That’s all folks. Happy holidays.

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