Friday, June 28, 2013

ROCK SEXY #12 - Extended play 3 hour episode : Summer Sun Special

Stream it live on Thursday nights at 10pm EST at ARTxFM

Seriously, this is one of my best yet.
As a listener, you have literally listened to my growing process as I was a newbie to the radio thing. And I feel so much more confident and comfortable, even now just 12 shows in, but I think you can hear it in my voice. Truly a change from episode #2. So THANK YOU! I love you! Keep listening...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


I played records at Mods vs. Rockers in Chicago.

If you want bike shots, you'll have to look elsewhere.

  Chicago, June 14th and 15th, 2013

Margie (1962) keeps my camera, ZOOM and related cords safe during travels.
Still too cold to swim.

And apparently too cold to go out on the town without eating a meal of Italian beef and picking up some proper leg wear first.
Friday night pre-rally style.

Old cars.

Red cars.


I wanna be a pinup!

But I've got other things to do.

Big stage, little girl.  Stolen from the internet.

Getting a close up view of the burlesque ladies.
The night came and more bands rocked it inside the Aragon.


It was Puerto Rican Pride too!
Then we went to an art exhibition and got a group photo taken by a naked lady. Totally naked.

Goodbye Chicago, until next time!

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Legs McNeil Stories (The Night I Met Legs McNeil)

The following is the collection of notes I took the days following the night my friends, Sarah and Brett, and myself not only met but hung out with legendary resident PUNK, Legs McNeil.
I have been wanting to document these notes for a while.
They contain actual quotes (or pretty damn close) as I ran over and over in my head everything he said that night for hours and as soon as I got my hands on my notebook, I just started writing and couldn't stop.
I call it "The Legs McNeil Stories" or "The Night I Met Legs McNeil."
 (Catch the entire interview on ROCK SEXY very soon, stay tuned for air date.)

"Hey, so do you know how late they play S.V.U.?"

"I'm not sure, I think it might be over by now." It was almost one in the morning at that point. Legs McNeil had just asked me if the Tuesday night S.V.U. marathon was still on. Oh my god, I just wanted to leave this bar and go to his hotel room and watch Law and Order all night long.

Oh, and then when I told him the name of my show (Rock Sexy) he said "Blythe, you slut!"

"I think we won, when you hear the Ramones in a car commercial, I think rock and roll won."

Rock and roll won.
This coming from someone who was deeply involved in a lot of it. And then went on years later to document it in the form of Please Kill Me, along with Gillian McCain, so people like me who were not alive yet could get a little bit of an idea of what went on.
And he believes rock and roll won. You heard it, Legs said rock and roll won. And he was fucking there for a lot of it so if he says it won, or that we won, then dammit we won.

My friends were attempting to conduct an actual interview (and they totally succeeded) and at some point, he started talking about Joey Ramone's mother and how at age 80 she looked 45. He also talked about an older woman he had an affair with around the time PUNK Magazine was just starting up, she was going through the divorce and wanted to help him out with his career, and so she gave him money. Then he added, "I think I slept with her daughter, too."

"I fucked everyone."
He talked a lot about how the people he fucked, he talked about them with kindness. In fact, spoke highly of all of the women his life.

He clearly values them. Even his mother, whom he said was a sociopath and hated her kids, was still a great lady. "She was great when we were young. And everyone likes my mother, except her kids."
He spoke of Gillian McCain repeatedly, noting her incredible beauty and exceptional writing and editing skills. He said he would never publish anything without running it through her brain.

We sat at Al's Bar in Lexington after a discussion on the Unversity of Kentucky campus, sort of about his new memoir Live Through This...the title goes on and honestly it was one of the few things I couldn't remember, as he ate chili and drank Coke and chain smoked. (He also smoked all over the school's campus, but the guys were like, "naw, they won't bother you.") His other book credits include The Other Hollywood a story about the 70's porn industry...mob run and full of drugs and bush. As he put it, "porn is boring but the story of the porn industry is really interesting." Can I like this guy anymore?

Talk about a real dude, I mean, when he stood at the podium at UK, the first thing he said was on the way his bridge fell out and he had to find an emergency dentist and if anything happened and it fell during his talk he would have to glue it back before he could talk again. REAL DUDE. He was raunchy, funny, down to earth, a rambler, and definitely a little ridiculous, in the best way.
He said he was doing this small tour to get out of the house after he had spent the last year or longer writing Live Through This.  At the time, he did not know the release date of the book. At this time over two months later, I still have not seen anything about it.

I wanted to know more about the small town in Pennsylvania he lives in. About his 32 year old girlfriend with long black hair and tattoos. If I saw him now, I would ask him if he saw this season's finale of S.V.U.

I had no good story to tell him. At one point, he asked me who I was, what my deal was...I got cut off so I didn't have to tell him any lame story of my mundane life. Sure, I have fun, but not as fun as you people that were in your twenties in the 70's. Nope, just not even close. I think I did get out how my only other experience at Al's Bar was making out with a band dude so long that my lips were numb the entire hour long ride home.

"I don't get on planes because I was on one that was shot down in El Salvador."
That's all he said about that.

"I really should have went to trauma counseling long before that happened," referring to the death of his girlfriend in 2001, which is the subject of his newest book. She was someone he had met on a Please Kill Me book tour in Portland, I think, I could be remembering it wrong. What I do remember is she said she was clean, and long story short, an intense love affair, she died from a complication of surgery she had due to her drug addiction. He said after everything happened, he looked back and realized all the times she was probably getting high. As you are reading the book, he said the reader will be able to tell as he could have when it was going on. I hate to summarize it. Keep on the lookout for his forthcoming book, Live Through This.

So, to say it was a night I "met" Legs McNeil is to diminish it's coolness. It was in fact a night I not only met Legs McNeil but hung out with him all night and got to hear his own stories in his own words from his own mouth. To say it was meeting a hero would be a lie. He is not my hero, he is super cool but there are many aspects to his life that were undesirable. Much of what he said were not great experiences. But he did live through it and he is here to tell his stories.

Be on the lookout for the entire interview, to be aired on ROCK SEXY very soon!

Here is the interview!!
LEGS MCNEIL interview with Sarah and Brett


 (Stream ROCK SEXY live on THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 10PM (EST) time at ARTxFM)

Rock and Roll Music - Chuck Berry
Beat Girl - John Barry Seven
I Need You - The Kinks
I Just Want to Have Something to Do - The Ramones
I Wanted Everything - The Ramones
Primitive - The Groupies
Haunted Head - Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds
Run For Cover - The Oblivians

Supercharger - Get Out of My House
You Got Good Taste - The Cramps
It's About Time - The Pandoras
 Sunday Morning - The Velvet Underground
Night of the Phantom
See If I Care
Surfside Date
Drugs - The Black Lips
S.O.S. - The Breeders

Wanderer - Dion
Putty in Your Hands
Strange Ways - King Kahn 

Thee Headcoats - What You See is What You Are
Contact High - Ike and Tina Turner
TVC15 - David Bowie
Stop - Bloodshot Bill

If You Can't Rock Me - The Strikes
Tiger Man - The Flaming Groovies
Got My Mojo Working - The Shadows of Knight

 Kill the Light - Cheap Time
Planet of the Wolves - Guitar Wolf
Moses (Mondo Frat Dance Bash A Go Go)
Sham Rock - The Royal Teens

Blo Jangs- The Savoys
Stolen Moments - The Torquays
Acute Paranoia Schizophrenia Blues - The Kinks
Tropic of Cancer - Fabulous XL's
Be My Baby - The Ronnettes 
Big Girls Don't Cry - Edith Massey

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Makin' Love - The Sloths
Stolen Moments - The Torquays
When I Get Off - DMZ

The Shut Ups - The Wild Tones
Bo Bo Boogaloo - Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds 
Slander - Ty Wagner
Orphan Boy

Diddy Wah Diddy - Sonics Inc.
Maintaining My Cool - The Sonics
Barracuda - The Standells
Love Came Tumblin' Down - The Monks
Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight - Earl Vince and the Valiants

TVC 1 5 - David Bowie
Search and Destroy - Iggy and the Stooges
Cambodian Rocks
Love and Psychedelic Velocity - The Human Expression

Solider of Love - Arthur Alexander
Everday I Have to Cry Some - Bon Scott
Get Down - Harvey Scales
Dance! - The Coasters
Naughty Rooster - The Knight Beats
Shake it Some More - Jay Jays
Guilty Child - DMZ

El Paso Rock - Long John Hunter
They Wanna Fight - Chuck Harrod
Mojo Queen
Out of Our Tree - The Wailers
Mella Mella
Broken By the Way - Phantom Family Halo

Spider and the Fly - The Rolling Stones
Shake and Stomp - The Deacons
Don't Shake Me Lucifer - Roky Erikson
Lights Out - Les Sexareenos
Mojo Workout - Shadows of Knight
Non Stop Girls - Radio Birdman
Stick With Her - The Gaunga Dyns
Jungle Exotica

Sunday, June 2, 2013


I found a few more photos of me and my friends posing with rockers...

Roy Loney, November 2011 NYC at the Norton Records 25th Anniversary celebration

Davila 666 in Lexington, October 2011. That's the lovely Sarah Swain in there too! We love to rock together.