Saturday, February 14, 2009

Show #1 January 18, 2009

I'm back on the radio after 18 years!

All Kindsa Girls- The Real Kids The Real Kids
Find It- The Carrie Nations Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls (Original Soundtrack)
Let Me Take Your Photo- The Speedies Speedy Delivery
Brown Eyes- Gary Charlson Titan: It's All Pop!
Waiting For Tuesday- Hundred Million Martians Marsbars
Shakin' Street- MC5 Back In The U.S.A.
Heart of the City- Nick Lowe Jesus of Cool
Rock 'n' Roll Is Dead- The Rubinoos Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About...
12 O'Clock High- Dirty Looks Dirty Looks
*Hollow Head- Sloan Action Pact
*Out Of Luck- Pointed Sticks Part Of The Noise
*Picture My Face- Teenage Head Teenage Head
*Aside- The Weakerthans Left & Leaving
Eddie Cross- The Shods Thanks For Nuthin'
Mod Lang- Big Star #1 Record/Radio City
Stay Positive- The Hold Steady Stay Positive

*Theme Set- Oh Canada!

So I have this friend Joe. I've been in a band with him (The Dadz, spelled with an anarchy "A," of course) and acted in a couple of his films ( Joe pitched a show idea to local radio station KSVY, but didn't want to do it every week so he asked me to share the Saturday Night at 9pm slot (great time!). Joe's show is called Contact Buzz ( and it is way dark.

I'd been thinking about doing a Power Pop radio show for a while- my last public radio stint on WMBR in Boston ended in 1991. Power Pop is fun, positive, high energy rock & roll and it's been going strong for five decades. I decided to name the show "All Kindsa Girls" in honor of The Real Kids, one of my favorite Boston rock & roll bands.

Funny story about The Real Kids- I initially rejected the record because three of the guys on the cover had long hair and the fourth's Moe Howard bowl cut wasn't a strong selling point either. This hair offense violated the rigidly defined, largely British inspired, "punk" orthodoxy to which I then felt all bands must conform (except for The Ramones who got a "pass" because they were first).

Luckily my older (by about ten months or so) and wiser (he subscribed to New York Rocker!) Cousin Rich convinced me I was being stupid and I bought the record anyway. The Real Kids is one for the ages and it started a love affair with Boston rock & roll that continues today (witness current Lowell, MA band The Shods also in my first show). I probably didn't say it then, but thanks Rich!

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