Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine...

Great footage of a Patti Smith 1976 concert in Stockholm and interview before. 
Really, really great, more than worth the 35 minutes of your life.


Wizard of Ahs - Count Ferrell
Geronimo - Renegades
Tomcat Mambo - Perez Prado 
Psychotic Reaction - Count Five
Wolf Pack - Kid Thomas

It's On - Broncho
Everynight - Last Drive
Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer
Shakin Street - MC5
Dead Leaves - Sultan Bathery

2333 - AJ Davila & Terror Amor
Leaving Here - The Black Jetts
Mind Body and Soul - King Kahn and BBQ Show
Zippered Up Heart

I woke up today with this song in my head...

And then there is this funny little video.

"Burritos? Hey that reminds me, I'm hungry."

Monday, July 21, 2014

NEW MUSIC ALERT: Fat White Family

As much as I try to keep up with the times, there are a lot of avenues to take when looking for new music, and where there are a lot of avenues to take, there are also a lot to miss. Often I find out about an awesome band only to learn they played in Covington or Nashville or Indianapolis a year before, then I have to wait around until said band decides to trod along middle America once more.

Well, I was able to come across the name Fat White Family in an email from and as it turns out, I do not think they have played anywhere near me yet. In an album review for another new band, FWF was mentioned as the only good band out there right now. I am thankfully not quite that cynical (yet), but the writer's praise of FWF was convincing enough to lead me over to YouTube. And there was this wonderfully shot, terrific sounding video of one of their performances at SXSW from this past March.

A few minutes into this live show footage had me convinced so I listened to everything on their Bandcamp page.
Fat White Family BANDCAMP 

Then there is this song on their limited edition 7inch of the same name on Hate Hate Hate Records that came out this past March. There were only 750 available.

You should seriously have listened to that track. If you didn't go, back and listen.
And the video is fucking weird, and great, if you can handle a little bit of butt.

As always I am excited to hear something new and awesome!
 Please email me at if you have any band/music info to share with me!

If time was money, I would be a millionaire...

Monday, July 7, 2014

ROCK SEXY #54 with special guest Kelli!

Live in the Rhythm Hive - Makeup
Penetration - Iggy and the Stooges
Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers - Heaven in Stereo
The Seeds - The Men
Rush to Relax - Eddy Current Suppression Ring

Don't Lie - The Mantles
There But for the Grace of God - The Gories
War/Subvert - Zounds
The Other Side - Night Beats
Toe Cutter/Thumb Buster - Thee Oh Sees

Sonic Reducer - Dead Boys
Old Pervert - The Soft Boys
Saturday Night in the City of the Dead - Ultravox
Gary Gilmore's Eyes - Adverts
Lust For Life - Iggy Pop
Love Comes in Spurts - Richard Hell and the Voidoids
Baby Baby - Vibrators
Lurch - Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds
Six Inch Gold Blade - Birthday Party

Take a Heart - The Sorrows
Hardcore Boy - Tweens
Mess Me Around - The Babies

Girls Like Me - Nikki and the Corvettes
Bad Loser - Sands 
Picture Book - Kinks
Sully My Name - The Marked Men
Rumble - The Sonics
Jack in the Box -The Ladybirds
Let it Bleed - Goat

Elphin Orphan - Scene Creamers
Lovers of Today - The Only Ones
The Rover - Led Zeppelin
In My Time of Dying - Led Zeppelin

ROCK SEXY #53 with special guests Mark and Ed!

Rock and Roll Radio - Ramones
Bongo Beatin' Beatnik - Joe Hall and the Corvettes
Killer Diller - Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds
They Live By Night - Makeup

Obsesiano - Davila 666
Shut Up - The Monks
Bored in the City - Tweens

Can't Get Past the Lips -Broncho
Ghost Power - Cords
Adderall - The Coathangers
Keep On Knocking - Death
Heading for Texas Border Line - Flaming Groovies

Hang a Picture - Thee Oh Sees
My Surfing Lucifer - Crocidiles
Giggy Smile - Faust
Bored - Destroy All Monsters - Asheton, Niagara
Jesus Was My Only Friend - Gas Huffer
Send Me  a Postcard - Shocking Blue

Knights of Baskerville - Thee Headcoats
Up in the Sun - Meatpuppets
Don't Sweat It - Ween
Push to Eagle Stomach - Man Man
Spider Cider - Man Man
Earth Blues - Thee Hypnotics
Kill Your Idols - Sonic Youth
And the Cradle Will Rock - Van Halen

Goat Lord - Goat
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Alter Ego - Tame Impala
Some Velvet Morning - Lee and Nancy
Sun Structures - Temples
I'm a Baby - Acid Baby Jesus
Falling in Love - Buzzcocks
Do it Again - Steely Dan
Homecoming Queen - Julie Brown
Everything She Wants - WHAM!

Love Buzz - Shocking Blue
Baby I Love You - Ramones -

ROCK AND ROLL BOOK CLUB: Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group

Ian Svenonius is one of my favorite musicians. Over the years, I always have enjoyed his many incarnations...Nation of Ulysses, the Makeup, Weird War, Scene Creamers, Chain and the Gang, Felt Letters, and more that I am either forgetting or don't even know about.

I was first introduced to the Makeup from the 1999 record Save Yourself. 

He also is also involved in other projects.

Another one of those projects is writing books. In 2006, he published The Psychic Soviet,  a collection of essays. I have not gotten around to reading that one yet. In 2013, he published Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock and Roll Group and the title alone made me  purchase it immediately.

As luck would have it, shortly after, Mr. Sevenonius went on a small tour, in which he talked about his new book, and then would later perform at a nighttime venue in the same city.

I was able to catch him in Lexington.

He signed my book.

I went back to Louisville after the book reading so that I could do my show ROCK SEXY, but the encounter made me think of my encounter with him in Louisville several years before. 

In 2009, he performed in Louisville at Skull Alley with his band Chain and the Gang. They were cool. I had not yet heard of this project and didn't realize it was Ian Svenonius and when I overheard one of my friends saying "the guy from the Makeup" and I interjected-"You mean Ian Svenonuis is here?" After the show, I talked to him and me and a few of my friends were trying to get him to come party at my house. He never did, but he did call us to let me know that they were leaving town and he couldn't come hang out. My boyfriend at the time made me delete Ian's phone number out of my contacts list after that.

 Anyway, as far as the book goes, it's an account of a seance Ian, a medium and friends performed, in which they communicate with rock and roll performers-dead and alive-through various means, including using wet spaghetti to spell out letters on a wall. Some of the spirits did use their voice, and at his book talk, he played those voices he recorded on one of those this little old school hand held cassette tape players. It just sounded like fuzz to the normal human ear but the medium was able to decipher the advice and philosophies being shared by the spirits. Which lead to the second portion of the book, an actual manual on starting a rock and roll group, from the mouths of those who have been in rock and roll groups, transcribed by the medium and Ian and the other participants in the seance. Where else could you get better advice?

I highly recommend this book, whether or not you are starting a rock and roll group because if you are not planning on starting a rock and roll group, this book will not change your mind, and if you are already in a rock and roll group or in the stages of planning one, this book offers some things to think about as you attempt to conquer the music industry. Of course, as Ian Svenonius puts it, this book is an "indispensable guide" for anyone trying to create a rock and roll group.

Stay tuned for the next Rock and Roll Book Club entry...Sweet Soul Music by Peter Guralnick.

HIGHLANDS TAP ROOM - Every 2nd and 4th Friday

I made a new flyer for my twice a month DJ night at the Highlands Tap Room in Louisville, KY.
 I think I found my new favorite hobby. If you are looking to unload old magazines, let me know.

Flashback to ARTxFM and ROCK SEXY's Birthday Party

This past April I celebrated the one year anniversary of my internet radio show ROCK SEXY. The radio station it is on also reached the landmark of broadcasting a live stream 24/7 for one year, as we await our FM license.
( I can't wait to help plan a party for when we land our FM license!)

 I brought my camera and took a few pictures early in the night. 

Fellow ARTxFM DJs (from left to right) Sean, Kara, Michael, and Sharon (el Presidente)

My friends Kelli and Jaxon (host of PARTY PANTS USA) played some records with me.


Surprisingly this is all the equipment you need to broadcast live over the internet.


Good times had were had by all.