Thursday, March 27, 2014


Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
I Wanna Be Your Man - The Youngsters
Jenny Jenny - The Sonics

Tallahassie Lassie - Freddy Cannon
Walkin the Dog - The Kingsmen 
Mashed Potatoes - Noble Watts
Good Times - Tina Turner
You Are My Sunshine - Ike and Tina Turner

Game is My Middle Name - Betty Davis
Apollo Commanders - James Brown 
Deep Soul Pt 1 - Ron Buford
Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis

Shake a Tail Feather - Debutants 
ClapYour Hands  - The Dartells 
I Know But I Don't Know - Blondie
Its a Nice World to Visit But Not to Live In - Ann Margaret and Lee Hazelwood
Little Runaway - Ramma Lamma 
Session Man - Scene Creamers

Knights of Baskerville - Thee Headcoats 

Outta My Mind - King Kahn and BBQ Show
Rock and Roll Victim - Death
Mata La Musica - Eskorbuto 
Angel Eyes - Roxy Music

He Gets Me High - Dum Dum Girls
Make Up Your Mind - Staight Arrows
Oh My Lover - Detroit Cobras
Name Names - Weird War
Lost Boys and Girls Club - Dum Dum Girls
Boogie Down USA - People's Choice
Grey Motorcycle - Makeup
Party is a Groovy Thing - People's Choice
Wig in a Box - Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Werewolves on Wheels  - Don Gere


Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight - Earl Vince and the Valiants
Rubber City Rebels - Rubber City Rebels
Underground Lady - Kim Fowley
Capricorn - The Go
Doop Doop A Walla Walla - The El Torros
Big Chief - The Motions

Banzai Pipeling - Denny and the Seniors
 Abba - Paragons
Soul Mate - Ramona Parks
She'll Be Gone - Bettie O'Brien
Do You Have That Soul - Gino Washington
Little Egypt - The Coasters
Watusi Freeze - Big Walter 

Lyin' - Reigning Sound
Guess I'm Falling in Love - Velvet Underground
Shake it Some More - Jay Jays
TV Eye - Radio Birdman 
White Light/White Heat - Les Sexareenos

Upside Mine - Billy Childish and Holly Golightly
Murder - The Blobs
Ready for the Night - Automagik
They Came in Through the Window - Night Beats
Oh Aurelia - Acid Baby Jesus
Cast Iron Arm - Peanuts Wilson

Mr. Chicken - Soul Seven
She's on Fire - King Tuff
Devil Again - Thee Oh Sees
Blank Generation - Rchard Hell

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Rock and Roll Road Trip: Chicago February 2014

A few weeks ago, I went to Chicago to see The Sonics play at the Double Door. The Cynics opened the show.  Best rock and roll road trip friends Sarah and Jaxon Swain, host of ARTxFM's brand new show PARTY PANTS, came along for the ride.


The show was crowded as hell and frankly and I hung back from the stage, so I have no close up goos pictures of the band. But before they played, we ran into Rob Lind in the downstairs of the Double Door and snagged a photo.

Sister Fox and DJ Hipshot, co-hosts of FUZZBOX, also made the drive up I-65 to the Windy City to see the Northwest garage rock legends. Dave then took us to the bar Exit. We posed for this photo op that is going to be turned into a nice little flyer for our shows.

I had a DJ gig at Liar's Club the night after the show. It was super fun, people dug it, and I got paid.

I also took this photo of a streetlamp in Chicago.

Monday, March 17, 2014

My Stooges Story

Now back to 2003...let's see, I had graduated high school recently and was in the midst of moving back in with my mom as the house of fun myself and three of my friends had rented and moved into the day we graduated crumbled into dust with the help of petty feuds and confusion over missing milk. In this midst, I had met a girl a few years older and much much tougher than me and she had moved to Detroit. So I went to visit her several times over the course of eighteen months or so.

In early August of 2003, I had planned a trip up there, I'm sure there was there a show or something, but due to work and that kind of crap I couldn't get up there in time for the The Stooges Detroit reunion show with the three original surviving members (Iggy and brothers Ron and Scott Asheton) plus Mike Watt on bass (Dave Alexander died in 1975) and Sonic Youth and the Von Bondies opening the show. I did not realize at that time the gravity of the mistake I was making by NOT getting up there to see that show.

  But on the afternoon of August 14th, millions of people lost power and some did not get it back for days.

The road crew and the staff of DTE Energy Theater had surely put in hundreds of combined hours already in prepping for the concert, as the power went down around 4 in the afternoon. 

I was still in Louisville, and my friend called me and was just dumbfounded at what had happened, As the news revealed that the blackout was initially caused by a tree branch in Ohio that somehow had managed to take away power from possibly 50 million people in New York, Toronto, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and beyond, I started to see what a big fucking deal this was. I didn't know if I was going to be able to go at all now. 
"But on the bright side", she said, "that Stooges show has been postponed."
"Is that so, hmm, well I don't know if  I can do it with work", I said. "I might have to come back before its rescheduled."
The next couple of days brought a bit of relief, and I did leave for Detroit at my scheduled time, as the power in Detroit came back on within the day or next, and the power across the region was gradually restored, and chaos back to calm.

 So to put it in a timeline, I got there around the 16th or 17th, and the show had been rescheduled for August 25th, a Monday. In the back of my mind, I was hoping it would work out obviously, but to me that seemed like a long time to stay in Detroit.
But it did work out, someone covered my shift at work, and I was in the clear. We scored free tickets for the lawn which was good enough for me because it was Ron and Scott Asheton and Iggy! Come on! And Mike Watt, of course kicking all the ass. And there I was, a suburban 90's kid at the show of a lifetime. Hooray for rock and roll!

 At one point, I remember spotting Bobby Harlow and John Krautner of The Go and had to stop myself from squealing like a baby. They were wearing sunglasses.

And that brings us to the end. There isn't really anything else exciting to say about this story. I saw all the living Stooges at a prime time that was possible for me. I've said many times that I was born too late, and yes, I was in terms of music. But the fact that the Stooges got back together for a brief moment in time and I was able to witness it, makes me extremely happy.

As of yesterday, the Asheton brothers are gone. Dave Alexander was lost almost 40 years ago. The original Stooges are gone. Down on the Street has one of the best bass lines of all time, and I for one can't get enough of that song or the entire Funhouse record for that matter.


 Thanks to that whole shitstorm of the Northeastern Blackout of 2003, I was able to be in Detroit when the concert was postponed to which was August 25th, 2003, hence, I went to that freaking concert. I don't have anything else exciting to share about this story, other than I saw 75% of the original Stooges, and for that, I feel very lucky.

Monday, March 3, 2014

ROCK SEXY #45 - (almost) 4 Hour Extravaganza

Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club

Success - Iggy Pop
Telegram Sam - T-Rex
Destroyer - The Kinks

 Give Me a Woman - The Cramps
Speed of Life - David Bowie
Groovy - The Groovers
 Little Bit of Soul - Les Sexareenos
I'll Be Loving You - King Kahn and BBQ Show
Grandma - Long John Hunter
I Wanna Love You - Long John Hunter

Pad - Bob Summers
The Beat Generation - Bob and Don
Miserlou - Bobby Fuller Four 
Typical Girls - The Slits
Mongoloid - Devo
Heart of the City - Nick Lowe
Blank Generation - Richard Hell and the Voidoids

Waling With the Beast - Gun Club
Amanda - Los Vigilantes
People Who Died - Jim Carroll Band
A House in the Country - The Pretty Things

Chicago Lady - Bad Cop
Its On - Broncho 
Adderall - The Coathangers
Family Affiar - Sly and the Family Stone
All Around the World - Little Willie John 

El Mondongo - Los Corraleros de Majagual 

X Offender - Blondie
Atomic - Blondie 
Straight to Hell - The Clash 
Brand New Cadillac - The Clash
The Girl Can't Help It - Flaming Groovies
Doctor Boogie - Flaming Groovies
Fist City - Loretta Lynn
Boots Are Made for Walking - Loretta Lynn
Walking in New Orleans - Fats Domino
My Girl Josephine - Fats Domino
Nobody But You - Dee Clark
Hey Little Girl - Dee Clark
I Idolize You - The Wailers with Gail Harris
Zig-Zag - The Wailers
Summers Gonna Be My Girl - The Go 
Whatcha Doin' - The Go
Thunder - Runaways
Rock and Roll - Runaways

Nobody's Fault But Mine - Led Zeppelin 
Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight - Earl Vince and the Valiants
Wolf Pack - Kid Thomas
Desert Rat - Duane Eddy
Uptown - Chambers Brothers 
Loose Ends - Ronnie and the Rainbows

Two Little Kids - Peaches and Herb
The Ghetto Grind - Little Ed and the Soundmasters
Let the Good Times Roll - Shirley and Lee
Papa Oom Mow Mow - Rivingtons
Rock and Rolls for Me - El Dorados
Lover Please - Clyde McPhatter 
Baja Del Caballo - Machito

This is Soul - Paul Nero 
Black Night - Hugo Strasser
Golden Years - David Bowie
Hip Coat - Delta '72
Percolator - Billy Joe and the Checkmates
I Can Tell - Bo Diddley

ROCK SEXY #43 - Afternoon Special

 Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James and the Shondells
Haunted Beach Party - Pandoras
It's a Dream - Little Ed and the Soundmasters
Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
Penetration - Iggy and the Stooges

Friction - Television
Stay- The Dictators
Second Cousin - Flaming Groovies
The Grunt - Eddie Kirk
Soul Mate - Ramona Parks

Bring It on Home - 
Uh-Huh - Warren Lee 
I Done Got Over It - Irma Thomas
Let the Good Times Roll - Alvin Robinson
Go to the Mardi Gras - Professor Longhair 
Don't Mess With My Man - Irma Thomas
Easy Rockin' - Eddie Lang

Kung Fu Girl - Blondie
Cheree - Suicide
Speed of Life - David Bowie
Lets Dance - Ramones
Pills - New York Dolls
  Bambi - Prince
Black Mona Lisa - Retreds

Here Comes the Judge - Pete 'El Conde' Rodreiguez
Break Your Back - Willie Henderson
 Mary Ann - Ray Charles
I Like It - Ban-Lons
The Girl Can't Dance - Bunker Hill
Speed Crazy - The Royal Fingers

Baby Lets Play House - Rachel Sweet
Glycerine Queen - Suzi Quatro 
Shout Bama Lama - Detroit Cobras
Gonna Get You Yet - Dixie Cups 
All Shook Up - Suzi Quatro
These Flowers Never Die - Phantom Family Halo

What a Way to Die - Pleasure Seekers


Lively One - The Passions
Trash - New York Dolls
Believe Me When I Say - Equerita 
October - Phantom Family Halo
Strychnine - The Sonics
Fire Engine - 13th Floor Elevators
Love Have Mercy - Flaming Groovies

Upside Mine - Billy Childish and Holly Golightly
You Don't Love Me - Kim and Grim
 Lord Bloodbathington - Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds
White Belts - Makeup
No Regrets - Blondie
At the Denny's - Left Lane Cruiser

Brain Twist - The Brain Twist
Stormy Weather - The Four Casts
Frenzy - Screaming Jay Hawkins
Chaquita - Dave Clark Five
All Kindsa Fun - Real Kids

MIA - Black Lips
Lonely Boy - King Kahn and BBQ Show
Carolina, Yeah! - Les Sexareenos 
Driving On 9 - The Breeders 
My Flash On You - Love
Devil Girl - Chimney Sweeps
Uh Oh - The Imps
Space Rock - Pt 2 - Baskerville Hounds
Room 19 - Chain and the Gang

Black Night - Cheryl Thompson
I Walk the Streets - Lynn Avalon
Long Long Gone - Zena Ayo 
Another Man Done Gone - Lorrie Collins
Stormy Weather - Five Sharp 
 Congo - Bo Diddley
Birdman - Brenton Wood 
Shaking All Over - Johnny Kidd and the Pirates
Shake Shake Baby - American Teens
Bird Dance Beat - The Trashmen
The Dessert - Duane Eddy
Get It - Silvertones
Lord in Black - The Crome Syrcus

High School Drag - Phillipa Fallon 
T.A. Blues - Ray Sharpe