Saturday, January 17, 2015


As always the YEAR-END DEDICATION SPECIAL is itself dedicated to ALL KINDSA GIRLS!

All Kindsa Girls- The Real Kids Real Kids
Rosemarie- Superchunk Majesty Shredding
We Only Come Out At Night- Sugar Stems Only Come Out At Night
Carol- Hello Keeps Us Off The Streets
Judy- The Late Show Portable Pop
I've Had It Up To Here- Weezer Everything Will Be Alright In The End
Raylene- Bonnie Hayes With The Wild Combo Good Clean Fun
Only Girl- Paul Collins Feel The Noise
^Black Betty- Ramjam Ramjam
Desiree- Hoodoo Gurus Kinky
Waterfall- Ex Hex Rips
*13 (Under A Bad Sign- Sloan Commonwealth
*Discotheque- The CRY! Dangerous Game
*Party Insurance- The Rubinoos 45
*Brill Bruisers- The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers
*Bottom Of The Class- Silver Sun A Lick And A Promise
Jennette- Darlington Classics 2
Her Name Was Audre- Maxïmo Park Too Much Information
Lookin' For Clues- Jenny Dee and The Deelinquents Electric Candyland
On With The Business- The Hold Steady Teeth Dreams
Lucy- The Boys The Complete Boys Punk Singles Collection
Paint By Numbers- The Muffs Whoop Dee Doo
#My Dark Places- Stiff Little Fingers No Going Back
#My Phantom Limb- Bracket Hold Your Applause
#People are Strange Machines- Buzzcocks The Way
#Nemeses Are Laughing- Bob Mould Beauty and Ruin
>Rainy Jane- Davy Jones Rainy Jane
Melinda- The Connection Let It Rock
Jill- Mod Lang Yellow Pills Vol 4 The Best of American Pop!
She Don't Take It- The Real Kids Shake...Outta Control

^Power Pop Peak:  #18 Billboard Hot 100 6/11/77

*SacroSet#1:  Top 5 Records of 2014
#SacroSet#2:  2014 Punk Rock Veteran Releases

>Power Pop Prototype:  1971

Wow, another year has passed- let me wish you a belated but heartfelt HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I can't say I'm sorry to see 2014 go, it was a challenging year.  That said, I was lucky to be cast in two musicals, The Full Monty and The Who's Tommy- both amazing experiences.  My radio show ALL KINDSA GIRLS is going strong into its seventh year.  Most importantly, Jaime and the kids are doing great and we are happily greeting 2015.  Challenging or not, every year of my life has been enriched by the movies, TV shows, music and books I saw, heard and read.  In an effort to share this wealth with all of you, a tradition started in 1999 (16 years ago!), I humbly submit my 2014 Top 5's:

Whiplash (what price perfection?)  
Boyhood (this boy's life)  
Snowpiercer (all aboard!)
The Babadook (you can't get rid of him)  
Birdman (metatastic!)

We Are The Best! (punk rock lives!)
Short Term 12 (fostering care)  
Oculus (mirror mirror)  
Alan Partridge (radio gravy)   
Fill The Void (sisters lover)

Sloan- Commonwealth (the pride of Halifax, NS)
The Cry!- Dangerous Game (Rose City rock and roll)  
The Rubinoos- 45 (proud power pop purveyors)  
The New Pornographers- Brill Bruisers (more catchy Canadians)  
Silver Sun- A Lick And A Promise (harmony heaven)

Skippy Dies- Paul Murray (spoiler alert!)  
The Shipping News- Annie Proulx (long live the Quoyles)  
The Dinner- Herman Koch (NOT a foodie book) Swamplandia!- Karen Russell (what happens in the swamp...)
Painted Ladies- Robert B. Parker (the penultimate Spenser)

True Detective Season 1 (antinatal noir) 
Broadchurch Season 1 (subtitled for the non-Scottish) 
Game Of Thrones Seasons 3 and 4 (winter came)  
The Walking Dead Season 4 (most hardcore TV show ever)
Orphan Black Season 2 (a performance(s) for the ages)

Please feel free to respond with your own favorites from 2014 and maybe you'll see them on next year's list.  I can never get enough quality viewing, listening and reading material.  If you're curious about my past lists, you can find them all at the blog Rick's Top 5 Lists.  Here's hoping we all enjoy a happy and prosperous 2015!!!

Links for the YEAR-END DEDICATION SPECIAL are below (to download, right click and "Save Link As")
Hour 1
Hour 2

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