Thursday, January 30, 2014


First One's Free - Flaming Groovies - Loney
Wizard of Ahs - Count Ferrell - Ferrell, Moore, Reynolds
Baby Please Don't Go - Amboy Dukes - J. Williams
Frenzy - Screaming Jay Hawkins
Little Runaway - Ramma Lamma
48 Crash - Suzi Quatro - Chapman, Quinn

People Who Died - The Jim Carroll Band - Jim Carroll
Summer Girls - Black Jetts
I Gotta Move - Allusions
I'm the Robber - Billy Childish and Holly Golightly - B. Childish

Walking With the Beast - Gun Club - Jeffrey Lee Pierce
You Got Good Taste -The Cramps - Ivy and Lux
It's On - Broncho
He Gets Me High - Dum Dum Girls - Dee Dee
Reach Me (Don't Forget) - Girls at Dawn
New Orleans Rain - James and the Ultrasounds

Cannonball - Soul Surfers
Keep a Knockin - The Sonics
Lucky - Willie Mitchell
Blind Date - The Dynamics - Aehladis
My Baby Likes to Boogaloo - Juicebox - D. Gardner
Gotta Find Me A Lover - Erma Franklin
You Got Your Head on Backwards Baby - The Sonics
Wolf Pack - Kid Thomas

 Fire of Love - MC5
I Get the Shakes - James and the Ultrasounds
Me N' My Wings - The Last Drive
The Ho Ho Rock and Roll - Pete Robers

Sookie Sookie - Steppenwof - J. Kay, Rushton, Moreve
Waddlin' Around - King Kahn and BBQ Show
Flameout - 101 Strings - A. Sherman
Jack in the Box - The Ladybirds
Wild Weekend - Rockin' Rebels - Todaro, Shannon
Lights Out - Les Sexareenos - M. Rebbenacle, S. David
Little Bit O' Soul - Les Sexareenos - John Carter, Ken Lewis
Lively One - The Passions
Who Will Save Rock and Roll - The Dictators - Andy Shernoff
Platinum Blonde - Blondie - Harry
Midnight Hour - ? and the Mysterians - Rudy Martinez
Lies - The Knickerbockers - Randall, Charles
Happiness is Havin' - Beaver and the Trappers 
Down Home Girl - The Coasters - Jerry Lieber and Artie Butler

Both Ends Burning - Roxy Music - Ferry
Sin City - The Flying Burrito Brothers - Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fun Times to come - February and March Calendar

What am I up to lately?
Same old shit, I suppose...of course "same old shit" means cool rock shows and playing my records for people.
And also doing my internet RADIO SHOW ROCK SEXY 
(on every Thursday night at 10pm eastern time at ARTxFM 

February 7th - ROCK AND ROLL SHOW!!!
The Black Angels, Roky Erickson and the Hounds of Baskerville, Golden Animals at the Southgate House Revival in Covington, KY
Photo via Facebook
Friday, February 14th
Rock and Roll Record Party 10pm-3am
Highlands Tap Room Grill in Louisville, KY 
FRIDAY February 28th- DJing at the Liars Club in Chicago!

February 27th - ROCK AND ROLL SHOW!!!
 The Sonics and The Cynics at the Double Door in Chicago
Photo via Facebook

Saturday March 8th 
 I will play provide tunes for the Louisville Arcade Expo at some point in the evening 
(either 6-8pm or 7-9pm)

Friday, March 14th 
Rock and Roll Record Party 
 Highlands Tap Room Grill 

March 15th - ROCK AND ROLL SHOW!!!
 James and the Ultrasounds (Rock and roll from Memphis)
 and Mote at Zanzabar in Louisville, KY
Photo via Facebook
Friday, March 28th 
 Rock and Roll Record Party
 Highlands Tap Room Grill 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New music you can listen to NOW!

The Coathangers fourth full length record Suck My Shirt comes out March 18th on Suicide Squeeze Records.
Photo via Tumblr
Listen to "Follow Me" off Suck My Shirt  below.

A.J. Davila (of Davila 666) will release his first solo record Terror/Amor on February 18th on Nacional Records.
Photo via Facebook
Listen to "Animal", the first track on Terror/Amor below.

The Dum Dum Girls new record Too True on Sub Pop is out TODAY! (January 28th).
Photo via Sub Pop
Listen to the entire new record Too True  right here and then go buy it!

Italian psyched out garage-pop trio Sultan Bathery will release their first full length on Slovenly Records on February 25th.  
Photo via Facebook
Preview six of the tracks NOW!

Saturday, January 25, 2014


The snow-pocalypse screwed up my original plans for this weekend (which was to be in a hot tub in the woods) BUT things like that getting cancelled makes way for what looks to be a really fun night ahead. 

This is NOT AT ALL what it looks like outside here.

Less than 18 hours ago I was asked if I could DJ before and after an all girl Guns 'n' Roses cover band. Since I took off work for the ill-fated cabin trip, I was suddenly free and it doesn't hurt that the venue is literally one block from my house, add to that all my equipment is already loaded in my car from my gig last night. I said yes I can. 
This morning I woke to find numerous people posting about this last minute show and several people that already knew who these chicks are and were saying very positive things on the internet about them. I checked out their website for pictures and videos and dammit they are good. REALLY GOOD. I am looking forward to meeting them and being a small part of the show at the New Vintage in Louisville, KY tonight. 

Check these videos out.

And this too...

(I stole these pictures from their Facebook page and website.)

 Publicity photos by Ruth Anne Arnold

After tonight I will have some of my own photos and maybe a good video or two.

TONIGHT at The New Vintage (formerly Uncle Pleasant's) 
TIME : Doors at 8pm
$8 (support touring bands!!!)
I will provide tunes before and after sets. Great show! Cool bar! It's Saturday!

ROCK SEXY Collage fun

 I made this collage from LIFE Magazines from the 1940's and 50's.

 Then I took a picture of it, put it on my computer and played with the filters.

Listen to ROCK SEXY live on Thursday nights at 10pm eastern time at ARTxFM 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ROCK and ROLL Book Club: Please Kill Me

No rock and roll book club would be complete without this "Uncensored Oral History of Punk." For those of us that were not alive in the 60's and 70's, this book is the next best thing to being witness to what I consider some of the greatest music ever being created. I'm talking MC5, The Stooges, Velvet Underground, Ramones, New York Dolls,  Blondie, the Dictators, David Bowie, Dead Boys, ya know that kind of stuff.  And since I was not alive, this book gave me a sense of what it was like, and also laid the foundation for my music taste for the rest of my life, making it the Number One entry in the Rock and Roll Book Club.


Considered by some as a rock and roll "bible" of sorts, it is not only informative but funny, fucked up, tragically sad, and still oh so good. The book is comprised of a series of interviews done over several years by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain. Interviewing everyone and anyone that was a player, the musicians, the producers, the photographers, the journalists, the record label guys, the groupies, the club owners, the friends, the girlfriends, the boyfriends, the girls who were boys and the boys who were girls and so on, Legs and Gillian give the most in depth look at this subject that there is. Declared one of the "top ten books of 1996" with good reason, I purchased it in 2000 when I was in high school and was still able to get an first edition. This was brought to my attention last April, when, along with my friends Sarah and Brett, I ventured to the UK campus in Lexington to hear Legs McNeil talk about Please Kill Me and his newest projects. When Legs signed my book, he was pleasantly surprised to see it in it's beat up condition, and said "Oh you have the first edition!" This night turned into a "top five night" (you'll find out more about those later) that you can read more about in a previous post, just click here. 
Listen to the interview!

Needless to say, I was pretty freaking stoked about the possibility of hanging out with Legs McNeil, like even saying it is ridiculous! I did a book report on Please Kill Me for my senior humanities class. And then, not only did we talk to him after the discussion, Sarah and Brett did that terrific interview, and THEN we hung out with him for several hours and dropped him off at his hotel at about 1:30 in the morning. In my head I am saying "How the hell did I go from some suburban girl to hanging out with LEGS MCNEIL!?!" Apparently, I had been doing something right. Like having the right friends, for one...It was a thing, definitely a thing.

To sum it up, the book is great. It's entertaining, it's fucking great.  But don't take my word for it. Check out the PLEASE KILL ME website HERE !

This is NOT the same place we saw him at.
After the talk, he signs stuff.
"Blythe, Thanks for a wonderful night! You were the BEST! Love + Kisses, Legs"

Top Five Night!

Next time on Rock and Roll Book Club - The Dark Stuff by Nick Kent

Send me an email at if there's a book you dig enough to be in the Rock and Roll Book Club!

Friday, January 10, 2014


 The Hunch - Mad Mike and the Maniacs - Porcelli, Columbe
Shot Down - The Sonics - G. Roslie
Somethin' Else/Pistol Packin' Mama - Flaming Groovies - Cochran, Sheely / Dexter
 Shakin' All Over - Raylene and the Blue Angels - Johnny Kidd 
It's a Nice World to Visit (but not to live in) - Ann-Margaret - Lee Hazelwood
Nobody But Me - Bern Elliot - O. Isley, R. Isley, R. Isley
Every Night - The Last Drive - The Human Experience

Platinum Blonde - Blondie - Harry
Patitas - Davila 666- A.J., Sir Charles
Born to Lose - Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers -Thunders
Divine Hammer - The Breeders - Kim Deal
Funkier than a Mosquito's Tweeter - Ike and Tina Turner - Ailleen Bullock
Machine Shop Part 1 - Untouchable Machine Shop - Denmark, Neives

JR Walker and the All Stars - Shoot Your Shot - A. Dewalt, J. Graves Jr, L. Horn
Wolfpack - Kid Thomas
I Dig Rock and Roll - Earl Wade 
I Love to Love You - Johnny Guitar Watson 
Fanny Mae - Buster Brown
Snow Surfin' Matador - Jan Davis
The Best Part of Breaking Up - The Ronnettes - Anreoli, Spector, Poncia

Believe Me - Dara Pusita
Diamonds, Rats, and Gum - Christopher and the Souls - Chris Voss
Gary Gilmore's Eyes - The Adverts - T.V Smith
Record Store - Broncho 
Ruby D - Les Sexareenos - Bridge Mixture 
Dirty Robber - The Sonics - Dangill, Morrill, Greek
Have Love Will Travel - The Sonics - R. Berry
Land of 1000 Dances - The Egyptians - Chris Kenner

Nightmare - Go Go Gorillas
Come On - Black Jetts 
Shake Shake Shake - American Teens 
Flying Saucers Rock and Roll - Billy Lee Riley
Black Train - Rudy Thacker and the Stringbusters
It's Party Time - The Revels
Jennie Lee - Jan and Arnie

Funtime - Iggy Pop - David Bowie, Iggy Pop
 Speed of Life - David Bowie 
Next Big Thing - The Dictators - A. Shernoff
If Only - Queens of the Stone Age
Girls Like Me - Nikki and the Corvettes
Another Man Done Gone - Lorrie Collins - J. Cash


Thursday, January 9, 2014

KID THOMAS - One Wild Rock and Roller!

Oh my goodness, another tragic story of a great rocker gone too soon!

Kid Thomas 
Born June 20th, 1934
Died April 5th, 1970

Wild mover-and-shaker maker Mississppi born and Chicago raised Kid Thomas' story is pretty sad. I didn't realize it when I bought his record from Norton. As I read the liner notes, and then scoured the internet for more about him, I was saddened as I found out he was another great rocker, along with Little Willie John, Bobby Fuller, Eddie Cochran, Sam Cooke, among others that had a sudden and tragic ending.

But let's focus on the music!
Living in Chicago, Kid worked with Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Bo Diddley, Howlin Wolf and his skills on the harmonica led him to often sit in for Little Walter when he was too inebriated to perform.

His first record "Wolf Pack was recorded in 1955 on Federal Records.
"The Spell"
(which I do not have and cannot find a YouTube video)

Not surprisingly, an original clean copy of this 45 is not easy to come by and if it is, it's not going to be cheap. 
Despite how awesome both sides are, the record wasn't a hit and Federal dropped him. When two guys from Wichita were blown away by his set in Chicago, they got him a job at a bar in Wichita. In order to get there, Kid Thomas stole a car from a minister for whom he had been doing a little work. 
The job in Wichita caught on and even when the band broke up Kid Thomas returned a month later to play with Hound Dog Taylor, proving to be a good draw. Yet, Kid Thomas eventually returned to Chicago, now highly influenced by Little Richard and the wave of rock and roll that had taken the country by storm, except for those blues clubs in South Side Chicago. He then headed west, and eventually landed in L.A. where his next round of frantic rock and rollers were recorded.

"Rockin' This Joint" was recorded in 1959 on Transcontinental Records.

He took a regular gig in LA and performed under the name Tommy Louis and the Rhythm Rockers or the Versatiles, but did not record for another 5 years

But when he did...
 He sure killed it.
"Wail Baby Wail" was recorded in 1965 on Muriel Records.

Now for the sad part. He never achieved commercial success (which we all know is never an indicator of greatness) and he worked for a landscaping company and in 1970 he struck and killed a child. Although he was cleared of manslaughter charges, the father of the child shot him in the head a short time later.
Aaaaand sigh...
It's the stuff of tragedies, really.

RIP Kid Thomas

Here is a great blog, done in 2009 by someone who knows a lot more than I do.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Three Musketeers - Caravan
Action Woman - The Litter
Who Do You Love - The Preachers
Empty Heart - Thee Midniters
Pray for Lil - King Kahn and the Shrines
I Fought Piranhas - White Stripes

Certainly All - Eddie Jones
El Telecote - Calvin Cool
Fight Fire - Golliwogs
Rock Me Baby - Blue Cheer
Ghost Power - Cords
I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night - Electric Prunes
Bangles - Electric Prunes

Lets Go Lets Go Lets Go - Elegants 
Yeah - Alarm Clocks
No Reason to Complain - Alarm Clocks
Think - Mr Clean and the Cleansers
Bad Girl - New York Dolls
Grass is Greener - Ace of Cups

She's So Satisfying - Apparitions
Shout Bama Lama - Detroit Cobras
The Stretch - Detroit Sex Machines
Sound and Vision - David Bowie
I'm a Baby - Acid Baby Jesus
I Don't Wanna Be Social - Broncho

We Gonna Ball - Les Sexareenos
Shake a Leg - Margaret Lewis
Don't Mess With My Man- Irma Thomas
Easy Rockin' - Eddie Lang
Roadrunner - The Pretty Things
I Don't Mind - The Who
Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone

Unwashed and Slightly Dazed - David Bowie
Hanging on the Telephone - Blondie
Ballroom Blitz - Sweet 
Wolf Pack - Kid Thomas
Werewolf - Frantics
Mashed Potatoes - Adventurers

Monday, January 6, 2014


Atomic - Blondie
Poison Ivy - The Coasters
Hey Little Girl - Dee Clark
I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones
Some Velvet Morning - Nancy and Lee

You Keep Me Hanging On - Vanilla Fudge
Flashing Lights - Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends
Only After Dark - Mick Ronson
Planet of the Wolves - Guitar Wolf
Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
Oh Little Girl - Dee Clark

Nobody But You - Dee Clark
Sidewalk Stroll - Last Drive
Hot Rails to Hell - Blue Oyster Cult
Era Uma Nota De - Loyce E Os Gnomes
People Look Away - Death
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man- Bob Seger System
Sock it to Me Santa - Bob Seger and the Last Heard
East Side Story - Bob Seger and the Last Heard

Peanut Butter - The Five Sounds
Teen Twist - Buddy Miller
Lip Service - Jon Thomas
One More Time Part 2 - Bowlegs
Vivo O Muerto - Las Ardillas
X Offender - Blondie
I'd Love to Take Orders From You -Mildred Bailey and her Swing Band
Mojo Workout - 5,6,7,8's
Dig - The Viscounts
Bugulu - Los Albas
Margarita - Chuck Rios
Lil Lavair and the Fabulous Jades - Cold Heat
These Lonely Lonely Nights - Johnny Guitar Watson

I Can't Turn You Loose - Sly and the Family Stone
Beginning to See the Light - Velvet Underground
Come See About Me - Supremes
Grooving - Aretha Franklin
Baby You Got It - Brenton Wood
Midnight Special - Leadbelly

ROCK SEXY #33 - Birthday Night Party

Beatnik's Wish - Patsy and the Beatniks
Mojo Workout - 5,6,7,8's
 Boys in Town - Divinyls
They Say I'm Different - Betty Davis
Who're You - Fela Kuti

I Wanna Be Your Man - The Youngsters
Drugs - Black Lips
New Kind of Kick - The Cramps
Uranium Rock - The Cramps
The Swag - Link Wray
Shout Bama Lama - Detroit Cobras
Putty in Your Hands - Detroit Cobras

Rip Her to Shreds - Blondie
Christmas Time is Coming - Stormy Weather
Untouchables - Johnny Guitar Watson
Whatcha Doin' - The Go
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - The Sonics

Sock it to Me Santa - Bob Seger and the Last Heard
East Side Story - Bob Seger and the Last Heard
Choo Choo Train - The Heartbeats
Dumb Head - The Sharades
Boy Trouble - The Sharades
Down on the Street - The Stooges
Sound and Vision - David Bowie
I'll Never Turn You Loose - Sly and the Family Stone

Chicken Shake - Hasil Adkins
Rock and Roll - Velvet Underground
Patitas - Davila 666
Girls Like Me - Niki and the Corvettes
Space Guitar - Johnny Guitar Watson
Oogum Boogum - Brenton Wood
Linda - Kim Fowley

No Good Lover - Mickey and Sylvia
Shout Bama Lama - Otis Redding
Don't Believe in Christmas - The Sonics
Christmas Please Come Home - Darlene Love
Bring it on Home to Me - Sam Cooke (Live in Harlem 1963)


Boogie Disease - Dr. Ross
Boss - The Rumblers
Get Down with It - Bobby Marchan
Watusi Fever - Big Walter
Hi Hi Pretty Girl -The Creeps
Girls Like Me - Niki and the Corvettes
I Gotta Move - Allusions

Cowboys are Square - Thee Headcoats
Ooh Baby - Davila 666
I Love Playing With Fire - Runaways
The Motivator - T. Rex
Chaquita - Dave Clark Five
Boodoo - Carl Simmons Orchestra

Trigger - Blackfoot Gypsies
Teenage News - Sylvain Sylvain
Future/Now - MC5
Chicken - Baby Boy Warren
Crying Sun - Radio Birdman
The Mad - Ron Dee Voos
What a Dream - Slim Harpo
These Lonely Nights -Johnny Guitar Watson
Sock it to Me - Mitch Ryder
Voodoo Drums - Akim
Lonesome Cowboy Bill - Velvet Underground
Run Run Run - Velvet Underground

Dancing in the Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
Tired of the Night - The Go
I'll Be Loving You - Mark Sultan
Good Good Lovin - 
I Need You - Throb

Lipstick on Your Collar - Connie Francis
Money Honey- Wanda Jackson
Train to Satanville - Gin Gillette
I Can Never Say- The Pretty Things
Psycho - Jack Kittel
Politicians in My Eyes - Death
New Rose - The Damned
Drugs - Black Lips
Nightclubbing - Iggy Pop



Mambo Sun - T.Rex
Yesterday's Numbers - The Flaming Groovies
Fallin' - Connie Francis
Mama Said - The Shirelles
All Night Long - Joe Houston 
Rattle Shakin Mama - Mel McGonnigle

Little Pretty Thing - The Troggs
Hanky Panky - 5,6,7,8's 
Bad Brain - Ramones
Looking at You - MC5
Train Kept a Rollin' - Steve Walker and the Bold
Rip Her to Shreds - Blondie
 Callejon - Davila 666

Speed of Life - David Bowie
Muswell Hillbilly - The Kinks
The Desert Rat - Duane Eddy
Maintaining My Cool - The Sonics
Boys in Town - Divinyls

Love Comes in Spurts - Richard Hell and the Voidoids
Penetration - Iggy and the Stooges
Search and Destroy - Iggy and the Stooges
 Human Fly - The Cramps
1-2-5 - The Haunted

They Say I'm Different - Betty Davis
Sweet Little Rock and Roller - Chuck Berry
Ideals - Go Get a Wig
Do The Bug - Don Covay 
In Her Light - Starkiller
Light Bulb Blues - Shadows of Knights

 Wild Child - Lou Reed
Hey Joe - Makeup
You Shook Me - Muddy Waters
Dearest - Mickey and Sylvia
The Wind -Nolan Strong

ROCK SEXY #30!!!

The Limp - The Incredible Kings
Rats Revenge 1 and 2 - Rats
Rumble - The Sonics
Try Me On For Size - Electric Prunes
Thru the Rhythm - 13th Floor Elevators 
Down on the Street - The Stooges
Meet Me at The Movies - The Go

Nobody's Fault But Mine- Led Zeppelin
Bambi - Prince
Cha Wailey Routa - Saucers
Certainly All - Eddie Jones 

St. James Infirmary - The White Stripes
Transistor Sister - Freddy Cannon
Putty in Your Hands - Jean and the Statesides
I Want Your Love - The Pussycats 
7:00 AM - Jaqueline Taieb
Mirage - Tommy James and the Shondells
Cryin' Inside - The Heartbeats
Santa Claus - The Sonics
We Gonna Ball - Les Sexareenos
Mojo Workout - Les Sexareenos
No You Don't - Sweet
Caught in a Dream- Alice Cooper
Fight Fire - Golliwogs
And You Believe Me- Fabulous Courdels
Rocket to the Moon - Chris Kenner

Get Your Cat Clothes On - Carl Perkins
Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut - The Pretty Things 
Hey Little Girl - Thee Midniters
People Who Died - Jim Carroll
Thunder and Lightening - Bloodshot Bill
Bad Part of Town - The Seeds



I am always trying to better myself, but if I did have one resolution, it is to keep up with posting my calendar and archived shows over on this here blog! Check out my calendar of events and shows coming up the next few months.

Friday, January 10th - Highlands Tap Room Grill   1058 Bardstown Rd    Louisville, KY
  Friday, January 24th - Highlands Tap Room Grill
Friday, February 14th - Highlands Tap Room Grill
Friday, March 14th - Highlands Tap Room Grill
Friday March 28th - Highlands Tap Room Grill
Always 10pm til 3 am

Don't forget to stream in at EVERY Thursday night at 10pm eastern time for my internet radio show ROCK SEXY. Big news coming this year regarding ARTxFM
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