September 30 Jenna Elfman Birthday's today: Johnny Mathis, Anngie Dickinson, Jose Lima, Christina Marsillach, Fran Dresher, Eric Stolz, Marty Stuart, Martina Hingus, Pinky Cheung, Patrice Rushen, Barry Williams, Victoria Tennent, Gladys Portugues, Jada DeVille, Deborah Kerr, William christian, Frank Zincavage (Romeo Void), Marilyn MaCoo (5th Dimension), Deborah Allen, Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield), Len Cariou (Four Seasons), Jody Powell, Buddy Rich (R.I.P.), Truman Capote (R.I.P.), Marc Bolan (T-Rex R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: Got any e-mails you want to share?
Good to hear from you Jonathan,
As you may, or may not know, we're new to the Las Vegas market. We just joined Myspace.com @ www.myspace.com/xtremedisorder, and the comments we've gotten are very encouraging:
* There ya go Dave, I love to listen to the radio when I surf the net, and x 107.5 is my favorite station. I think more DJ's should put out their myspace id's! Keep up the good work dude! -Jay
* Ya know, it's funny...I was just checking around here the other day to see if you guys had a page up, but sadly I found nothing. Then I heard you mention your new myspace page on-air today...I coulda peed my pants from the excitment! You guys RULE!! =) -Katie
* YOU GUYS SAVED VEGAS! PLEASE NEVER STOP ROCKING! -Traci~
Sent in from:
"Attention Deficit Dave" Farra MD Xtreme Disorder X 107.5 Xtreme Rock Radio Las Vegas NV
I just got one this week that kind of blew my mind.
91X in San Diego (where I worked a long time ago) recently announced that they were bringing back some of their old time radio personalities and shows like Marco Collins and Loudspeaker. I got an email from someone in San Diego who went to the trouble of google searching the name of my interview show "Backstage Pass" and emailed me through my website www.musicmeeting.org saying 'Hey they're bringing old shows back to 91X...will you be bringing back Backstage Pass to 91X?" That blew my mind because Backstage Pass hasn't aired on 91X in 12 years and hasn't been on in San Diego at all in 10 years.
That was very positive and rewarding to read...
Dwight Arnold KMRJ Palm Springs CAHere�s one from this week!
Sent in from Willobee WEQX
I am just back to work today after a few days of Rn'R in the Adirondacks...and how awesome was it to scan and find YOU!
This station, aside from that HORRIBLEColdplay song, which as one of your DJ's said should be on a Red Cross PSA-argh!, I LOVE IT!!!
I live on Long Island, a music mecca, just outside of the big apple...and let me tell you, there couldn't be worse music on FM out here-hard to believe but true!
At least half of the people I know are switching to XM or the other satellite music options...why, because it's ALLclassic rock (which is good, sometimes) or booty-shaking crap...and mind you, we could all use a good booty shaking now and then, but I would prefer to get that shaking to your music.
-If you know alternative, maybe you remember WLIR or WDRE...they were the "First in alternative Rock" or something like that was their logo...well they closed one location-it went into a Spanish station and the other hanging on by a string plays all bubble gum teeny-bopper music, no Depeche or NIN there! SOOO SAD!
THANK YOU. PLEASE KEEP STREAMING!!! This saves my sanity...now if I could just get you in my car! (Argh!)
~The best ideas come after you think you've run out of them.~
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 3:28 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Feedback
Originated from: http://weqx.com/contactus.asp
Name: Jason Baumes
E-mail Address: email@example.com
In a time of continually growing and centralizing corporations, its good to know you are out there.
viva la gente
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 11:44 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Feedback
I'm an Albany ex-patriot living in the Washington, DC metro area, and I've recently rediscovered EQX's live webcast. For years I've lived in playlist hell down here and am thrilled to find a station that dares to empower it's DJ's to pick great music. Imagine my surprise to find out that there are other "alternative" bands than just the Foo Fighters, Weezer and Green Day. Jeepers.
You were one of my favorites back in Albany, and are now my favorite in the DC area (praise the internet).
Thank you EQX!
I got an e-mail that said "god spoke to me this morning and wanted me to let you know, you're doing a great job"
Tard at Planet 965KFTE Lafayette LA
Wish I had one, but I deleted them...
Joey Gusto PD WBER Rochester NY
September 29 Erika Elaniak (Baywatch) Birthday's today: Emily Lloyd, Bryant Gumbel, Mari Wilson, Andrew "Dice" Clay, Ann Hu, Ken Norton Jr., Les Claypool (Primus), Mike Post, Karen Young, Mick Harvey, Don Nix, Jean-Luc Ponty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Anita Ekberg, Jake Westbrook, Suzzy Roche (Roches), Jill Whelan, Tom Sizmore, David Sammartino, Leslie Graves, Emily Evelyn Chase, Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Lizabeth Scott, Ken Weatherwax, Danielle DuClos
Q of THE WEEK: Your e-mails please
Some jail mail, enjoy! Pauly WZZP/Clarksville TN
Pauly-what up man? I'm wanting to request some songs for the Methenbrug County Jail laundry room. Hell we listen to your show every nite and wanted to here "Seek And Destory","Sanitorium", & "For Whom The Bell Tolls". We rock out to y'all here in Greenville KY. Keep it rockin' Pauly. Shout it out to us man, we will smoke a fatty for later man.
Pauly, what up man? Hey man we appreciate the shout out! We also liked the double shot. Hell I had a lot of people trippin' on that. We are in a pretty good place to be doing time. My click is just a few of us unfortunate caught up dealers that like to rock hard keep it up man I was kinda hoping we could get another block in sometime soon we would like to hear "Fade To Black", "Enter Sandman", and "Kill 'Em All". Neway's, that's what I'd like to do to the rat that got me here. Alright man, keep up the good music I got the whole class listening up here in Muhlenburg County. Hell I don't live to far from Clarksville myself down in Logan County. I'll be home soon.
Laundry room Muhlenburg County Jail
Yes, it is certainly a good thing when a positive e-mail comes while being employed in radio. Hopefully I'll be back in that situation soon. I thought I'd hit ya with one of the many e-mails I received following my "still puzzling" exit from Sirius. You should see the BOATLOAD I got when WLIR canned me when the VP found out I was working at the "enemy" (satellite) back in spring of 2000! Ya gotta love your listeners...they can certainly make a bad day, better.
I'm VERY annoyed with the "new sound" of Alt Nation. I just KNEW they'd have to go and "mainstream" it, and I hate it. LofC is still okay (not AS good), but I feel that Sirius has gone downhill TREMENDOUSLY since you and Don Kaye were shown the door.
To me, Alt Nation under your watch was the best alternative format in the country, hands down. Perhaps XM has room?
I love your show!! I'm up every Sat. morning early to catch it. Saturday you played a group called "Something" Heros. The song was really awesome!! I couldn't stop singing it..."Turn off your tv"!! Where the hell can I find that record..and is it old?, or new?? It's funny, my best friend called me Sunday morning and was like.."oh my god" that song is stuck in my head!!" Could you please let me know who they are? and what the name of the song is!! please play it again, and keep up the good work. We used to listen to you on KUKQ. Thanks again
*Linda, the band is from Phoenix. They are Glass Heroes. Their self-titled CD is available I believe all over the Valley. The song was "Turn It Off" actually. Thanks for tuning in.
September 28 Hillary Duff Birthday's today: Mira Sorvino, Carrie Otis, Lou Pinella, Bridgette Bardot, Peter Egan, Heather Sears, Fiona Lewis, Jennifer Rush, Moon Unit Zappa, Vincent Kartheiser, Naomi Watts, Anndi Lynn McAffe, Karen Ashley Jackson, Alanah Currie (Thompson Twins), Billy Montana, George Lynch (Lynch Mob), Todd Worrell, Helen Shapiro, Susan Walters, Saffron LeBon (Simon's Daughter), Vanessa Vadim (Jane Fonda's Daughter), Luis Enriques, Janeane Garofalo, Paul Burgess (10CC), Herbert Jefferson Jr.
Q of THE WEEK continues: Your e-mails, that you've recieved and would like to share with the JL Radio readers.
Not sure what this is exactly, but enjoy....I sure did :)
Hey girl you rock!
Just wanted to drop a line tellin' ya' I always appreciate ya' coming on my radio and makin my day a little better. Hmmm... lemme think... hang on actually lemme drink...(drinking always helps me write better)
My name is Justan and my job isnt nearly as cool to say, but I work as a driver, which is cool cause it means I get to listen to you and the tunes you play me all afternoon. Ummm I'm 21, like to cook, like to drink, like to jay walk. (haha this is soundly like a bad personal ad... "Hi I'm Justan and I like little baby ducks, tomatoes in the rain, and pain..." (just kidding)
OK so now that I've written you a drunken letter we'll see if your REALLY cool and respond. Justan
Sent in from:
Mel Music Director 100.9 KRZQ FM 300 E 2nd St, 14th floor Reno NV, 89501 775.333.7626
*more e-mails that you have sent when I return. And if you haven't sent one...well...go right ahead and do it!
September 27 Avril Lavigne Birthday's today: Gweneth Paltrow, Andy Lau, A Martinez, Shaun Cassidy, Del Rusel, Mike Schmidt, Marvin "Meatloaf" Lee Aday, Don Cornelius, Liz Torres, Robb Weller, Robby Shakespeare (Sly & Robbie), Greg Ham (Men At Work), Jayne Meadows, Steve Boone (Lovin' Spoonful), Dick Schapp, Wilford Brimley, Kathleen Nolan, Denis Lawson, Steve Kerr, Randy Bachman (Bachman Turner Overdrive), Greg Morris (Mission Impossible R.I.P.), Roger C Carmel (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: Your e-mails please-lol
This sent in from: Mike Marrone XM Satellite Washington DC
Thanks for all you do. Mike and Kate,
You are both awesome. You have built a station that represents what I want out of my radio. It is not an understatement to say that I have rediscovered music because of your programming. Like many, I had turned to talk radio to get away from what was going on with music programming everywhere. Thanks, keep up the good work. I will be listening about 7 hours a day.
PS - How do you both do it? There is magic there somewhere. No one works 12 hours a day, every day. As much as I miss when your off, get a life so that you can go on for years. No burn out allowed.
PSS - Is there ever a chance to go to a Loft Sessions? I drive by your building in DC all of the time and live in Maryland.
Dick Cohen Business Resource Manager Sysco Foodservice of Baltimore
I worked at KFMA for a brief period of time on the weekends. My Aunt Margie Wrye helped me get in contact with you and you so graciously gave me thejob.
Although that long drive from Apache Junction to Wickenburg was rough,it was truly an honor to play a very small part in that station.
I currently operate a very small online station here in Queen Creek and do a weekend shift for Radio Free Phoenix (www.radiofreephoenix.com). Reading the story of KUKQ & KEYX on your site was great and look forward to the continuing story.
Again thank you for the gig at KFMA! I wish that signal did saturate Phoenix. Working at KEDJ with John Clay was really a souring experience that bothers me to this day.
Take Care & Best Wishes,
Shon White The Point 99.1 FM Queen Creek Arizona. Serving The World @ www.kqcx.com
September 26 Olivia Newton-John (yes, that's her today) Birthday's today: Serena Williams, Linda Hamilton, Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music), Melissa Sue Anderson, Tracy Thorn (Everything But The Girl), Mary Beth Hurt, Georgie Fame, Kent McCord, Donna Douglas, Carlene Carter, Lynn Anderson, Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men), James Keane, Graham Faulkner, Martha Nix, Craig Chaquico (Jefferson Starship), Lysette Anthony, Darby Crash (Germs R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: Do you get e-mails? Like to share them with us?
I recently moved from Arkansas to Indiana and it's always cool to have a listener from the old place find you online at your new place (even with a name change), just got this the other day:
HEY BROTHER YOU LOOK LIKE THE COOLEST DJ TO EVER BROADCAST IN ARKANSAS IS THAT YOU MARTY?
Good stuff, thanks Justin. I do miss Arkansas, but I have to admire the blatant honesty of the new listeners here in the mid-west.
Got this one a few weeks ago. Not sure what category this REALLY falls into:
I listen to the Bear all the time,and I usually turned it off when you came on. Just annoying all around. But after shittin around the Bear site, I saw your page featured Johnny Cash. Youre good in my book from here out. -Adam
Thanks, I think. God Bless e-mails and the man in black. Get that kid a ratings book quick--I think.
Stiller MD/Nights, WBYR Ft. Wayne IN
The dumb hate mail is far more interesting. Xox Kat Corbett days KROQ Los Angeles CA
I really enjoyed reading your link "STORY OF ONE OF THE HISTORICAL ALTERNATIVE RADIO STATIONS TO HIT THE AIRWAVES EVER!" I remember hearing in real-time all ofthe on-air descriptions that you wrote about in great detail.
Several of my friends and I fall into the 40-plus year-old demographic that remember the evolution of alternative music that you started in Phoenix. The only part missing for me is John Dixon's role in temporarily kick-starting starting K15 AM back in '81 or '82. With the recent sale of 103.9 FM "The Edge" to the current owners of KZON, I can only imagine that the only true venue of alternative music will come from your morning show at KUPD.
I hope your gig at KUPD sticks around for awhile. Thanks again Jonathan.
*Bob, first of all, thank you for the kind words. Believe me, you are stuck with me for a long time at KUPD. It's home for me. The show is not exactly alternative. It is a very eclectic show. But, I'm sure you can tell that by now. As far as K15 AM, Johnny gave it a brave shot in 1980. Unfortunately it only lasted 6 months. Another case of being ahead of it's time. Same goes for KEYX, the station Johnny and I put on in 1986 in Mesa.-JL
Sooooo glad to have you back on the air in Phoenix. Used to listen to you on KUKQ and KEYX. I also used to call you from Tucson all the time when you had the KUPD show back in the late 80s (thank god for the 800 number that they had).
Anyhoo, just wanted to say welcome back. You are responsible for about 90% of my album (yes, vinyl) collection and a large chunk of my CD's.
Thanks for the music, David
*Thank you David. Keep that vinyl, worth alot nowaday's.-JL
Name: Todd Mefferd
E-mail Address: email@example.com
City: Queen Creek, AZ
While out in the garage working on my truck a little earlier than normal last Saturday, I caught your show for the first time. OUTSTANDING!!
The best three hours of radio I have heard in a long,long time. I am 41 years old and I thought I was pretty hip to 80's music but Gene Loves Jezebel"Twenty Killer Hurts" from The House Of Dolls 1987, blew me away.
Never heard it before. Keep up the great show. I look forward to hearing it again this Saturday.
*Thanks Todd. I like weaving stuff from the 80's, 70's and the 90's, and somehow making all seem like it belongs together with new music that I also play. Bunches of fun for me and you listeners I hope.-JL
September 25 Catherine Zeta Jones (Douglas) Birthday's today: Will Smith, Mark Hamill, Bridgette Wilson, Billy Dee, Hal Sparks, David Weathers, Cheryl Tiegs, Barbara Walters, Scottie Pippen, Heather Locklear, Phil Rizzuto, John Locke (Spirit), Michael Madsen, Anson Williams, Bob McAdoo, Mimi Kennedy, John Fiddler, Tony Womack, Christopher Reeve (R.I.P.)
September 24 Linda (Eastman) McCartney (R.I.P.)
Birthday's today: Rosamund Kwan, Kevin Sorbo, Rafael Palmeiro, Chris Nowinski, Megan Ward, Gordon Clapp, Gene Watkins, John Mackey, Lee Aaker, Jim McKay, Kevin Millar, Sheila MacRae, Anthony Newley, Jerry Donahue (Fairport Convention), Gerry Marsden (Gerry & The Pacemakers, Catherine Burns, "Mean" Joe Greene, Natalia, Paul Michael Valley, Jim Henson (Muppets R.I.P.), Phil Hartman R.I.P.)
September 23 Ani Difranco Birthday's today: Bruce Springsteen, Julio Iglesias, Jason Alexander, June Forester, Mickey Rooney, Mary Kay Place, Patti Weaver, Jeff Cirillo, Matt Hardy, Rosiland Chao, Don Grolnick, Maren Jensen, Pete Harnisch, Elizabeth Pena, Ronald Bushy (Iron Butterfly), Paul Peterson (Donna Reed show), Eric Montrose, Ray Charles (R.I.P.), Roger Grimsby (R.I.P.), Romy Schneider (R.I.P.), John Coltrane (R.I.P.), Roy Buchanan (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: What new TV shows are you looking forward to?
TV??? What's that??? LOL :-)
Hope you're well. Roger Smith asked about ya last week.
* Ha...what's Roger Smith ??? I've left him numerous messages over the past months, and guess what? He never calls back. He must be a busy busy guy out there in Palm Springs. Yeah...right!-LOL-JL
Well, it'll be awhile yet for the greatest TV show EVER to start its 5th season, but I'm most anticipating 24, as I am every year. In the meantime, I'll be endulging in my new found love of The Office.
If you haven't watched this show you are VERY much missing out. I've only caught 2 episodes, so far, and I'm already hooked. Overall, I'm not a big TV guy, so it'll pretty much be those two, some poker on TV once and awhile, OF COURSE football (Skol Vikings!) and I might check out this new Jason Lee show, My Name Is Earl.
That is all...peas
Polychronopolis PD/Afternoon Buffoon WRN Alternative Now Waitt Radio Networks 1000 N. 90th St. Suite 105 Omaha, NE 68114 Direct: 402.952.7611 www.heyradioguy.com The Original Localization CompanyT
As for new comedies, I'm going to definitely check out My Name Is Earl and Twins, because I'm a big fan of Jason Lee and Sara Gilbert, respectively.
As for new dramas, Surface and Invasion have definitely piqued my interest.
As far as returning shows, I can't wait for the premieres of Desperate Housewives, Lost, Arrested Development, and...wait for it...The King Of Queens (love that show).
Austin Davis MD WEEO/WGMR 10 Vairo Blvd. # 40B State College, PA 16803 Call times: Thursdays Noon-2pm EST at 814.867.3934
*The premiere episodes of Lost and King Of Queens rocked! The stripper pole episode of KOQ could go down in history as one the funniest ever!- JL
Battlestar Gallactica. Not the original one, the new one on SCI-FI.
Troy Smith Capecod MA
September 22 (there is only one) Joan Jett Birthday's today: Bonnie Hunt, Scott Baio, Eric Stolz, Lute Olsen, Mike Mathany, Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde), Debby Boone, Shari Belafonte, Paul Le Mat, Meryl Streep, Nick Cave (Bad Seeds), Rob Stone, Billie Piper, Lynn Herring, King Sunny Ade, David Stern, Art Metrano, David Coverdale (Whitesnake), Chae-yeong Yu, Wally Backman, Catherine Oxenberg, Johnny Valentine (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK continues
"I'm looking forward to the return of the NHL!" *
*milk shoots from nose...gut hurts...falls on floor laughing
Pauly WZZP-WEGI Clarksville TN
The best show on television is DOG The Bounty Hunter! Hands down. I am anticipating the new season of Hell's Kitchen and am really anxious for My Name Is Earl!
Monk Production Director WBEI, WTUG, WDGM, WFFN, WJRD, WTSK 142 Skyland Blvd. Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 205.247.4805
Monday: Monday Night Football Tuesday: The Real World Thursday: Survivor and The Apprentice Sunday: The Simpsons
I read up on all the new shows, but nothing sounded good.
Joey Gusto PD WBER 2596 Baird Road Penfield, NY 14526-2333
New Talent at WHRL, welcome Capone
Capone is a mixed breed that was born at KWOD in Sacramento, but spent some time at a "No Kill" shelter known as WIXV in Savannah. He's really cute, but needs to be house-trained (he still gets up on the furniture!!). We believe with discipline and tough love, he'll be a great Music Director!!
Please, roll up your newspapers and scold him at 518.690.4727 on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2P-5P...but please, don't rub his nose in it, okay?? And remember, he only remembers what he did in the past five minutes...When he's a good boy, you can send your praise via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, be nice to Capone...and don't let him drink too much tequila or you'll have to clean up a mess!!
Lisa Biello PD WHRL Albany NY
Two Bleached Blondes, two generations: (L) Nicole Ritchie (R) Faith Hill Which Birthday girl is hotter?
Birthday's today: Liam Gallager (Oasis), Cheryl Hines, Jerry Bruckheimer, Ann Elder, Ricki Lake, Scott Spezio, Nancy Travis, Stephen King, Bill Murray, Trugoy (De La Soul), Luke Wilson, David Coulier, Ethan Coen, Fannie Flagg, Henry Gibson, Melvin Van Peebles, Don Felder (Eagles), Leonard Cohen, Henry Gibson, Cecil Fielder, David James Elliott, Artis Gilmore, Don Preston (Mothers Of Invention), Rick Mahorn, Jack Bisco, Ricky Morton, Corinne Drewery (Swingout Sister), Joseph Mazzello, John Mengatti, Rebecca Balding, Susan Maureen Fitzgerald, Rob Morrow, Philip "Philthy Animal" Taylor (Motorhead)
Q of THE WEEK: The new TV season is upon us. Which shows inspire you enough to spend your time?
My Life On The D-List, that Kathy Griffen reality show. I can honestly say I've never watched a reality show all the way through until now. Kathy Griffen is always funny and yeah- she's probably not a "D" list celeb but she milks it, she's really not the most attractive person but is so talented she's kinda' hot, and the best part is watching her husband quietly go along for the ride.
Curb Your Enthusiasm King Of Queens Two And A Half Men My Name Is Earl ER Weeds
What I need back SOON:
Blow Out Sopranos Entourage
Jerry Rubino The CMJ Network / WCHR - FM
JOEY has to be MUCH BETTER this year to last.. Also, I am looking forward to THE WEST WING to see who they spin the show off to as the next President. Heather Locklear joins the cast of BOSTON LEGAL, so I can't wait for that...and FINALLY, WWE RAW is back on the USA Network...lol
Johnny Maze PD WRXW Jackson MS
I'm a big fan of the spelling bees. You should tune in.
*Interesting Dave. Every year for some strange reason while channel surfing, I always run into it on ESPN. Then I can't leave it, so I watch it all the way through. Nothing better than watching 10-14 year-olds sweating their way through words I could never spell.-JL
Thanks so much for spinnin' the Glass Heroes new CD...It means a hell of alot to us...tryin' to break out a little bit late in life...but hey!!...it's amazing how the CD is doing. After opening for the Sex Pistols a couple of years ago ...we made the jump to really get out there!! It's been awesome!! We are playing California more than here at home...but we'll be playing alot of locals. Just did the Vibrators in Cali', and I booked them here at the Rythym Room Oct.13th. Should be great. Hope ya' like the disc.. as much as we liked makin' it!!
The response we got on our website from both yours and Larry's shows..was wild!! Tons of mail!!. It really does make a difference...and we really need it!! We believe in our music...and where it comes from. Thanks sooo much!! Pop by the George & Dragon Pub...let me buy ya' some lunch or dinner!!! cheers...all the best.
PS: I got a contributors mention in Susan Dynner's new film www.punksnotdeadthemovie.com plus, there's a little blurb on the Glass Heroes. I gave her tons of old punk film & VHS footage I have compiled since Beta recorders!!! Got the Clash on Fridays & first Saturday Night Live show...very cool. Plus tons of stuff Ron Ashton gave me when I was a kid in Ann Arbor...& some stuff handed down by Pete Bankert. They used a bunch for the film...very pleased.
Maggie Cheung (One of the finest actors to come out of China)
Birthday's today: Sophia Loren, Anne Meara (Ben Stiller's mom), Arn Anderson, Mike Richter, Chris Douridas, Greg Valentine,John Easdale (Dramarama), Dr. Joyce Brothers, ChesneyLee Haskes,Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Chris Douridas, Rachel Roberts (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: The new TV season begins, so what are you looking forward to?
I will miss Rock Star INXS! It has been keeping me going this summer!
Rome is a good new one on HBO.
Over all, fuck the networks. It's is mostly crap. Especially reality shows.
Jackie Selby Air Personailty KOOL-FM Denver CO
I pretty much just watch Amazing Race (though with it being the family edition, I dunno if I can stomach a dad screaming at his kid), Family Guy, Simpsons, American Dad, South Park (hey there's a theme here...) & whatever else is on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.
Law & Order re-runs. whatever is on Fuel TV. The Alternative on VH1 Classic. Ellen, People's Court (love Marilyn Milian) & Price is Right in the background during the day. any music\documentaries. that sort of thing. I don't watch a lot of "new sitcoms" or "must see TV".
If they ever put Sopranos back on, I'll get HBO those months. then in May the WNBA starts all over again. :)
Liz Koch Notorious Promotions Queens NY
*Wow, Liz...you watch a lot of TV. Judge Milian does rock!-JL
There are other shows to watch other than the CSI franchise? Can't wait for Deadwood and 24 to return. That new Hurricane one with Aliens looks good.
Larry Mac Red Radio Underground KUPD Phoenix AZ
C. S. I.
Mark FelsotLittle Steven's Underground Garage Los Angeles CA
September 19 Leslie "Twiggy Lawson" Hornby Birthday's today: Lita Ford, Trisha Yearwood, Jeremy Irons, David McCallum, Freda Payne, Jimmy Fallon, Matthew Perry, Christy Chung, Joe Morgen, Rex Smith, David Bromberg, Kevin Hooks, Osamu Matsuda, Joan Lunden, Jeremy Jordan, Kim Richards, Lola Davidson, Al Oerter, Jim Abbott, Daniel Lanois, Scott Colomby, John Coghlan (Status Quo), Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers), Nick Massi (4 Seasons), Adam West (Batman), Brian Epstein (Beatles Manager R.I.P.), Francis Farmer (R.I.P.), "Mama" Cass Elliott (Mama's and Papa's R.I.P.), Edwin "Duke" Snider (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: The new TV season begins. Which shows to unwind will get you most excited?
I am digging Rome on HBO. It is really cool and debauched, and have guilty pleasured on Rock Star INXS. "Nice outfit Brooke." "You used to be a pretty dangerous guy, Dave."
Steve Tipp Los Angeles CA
Most interesting to me...the return of Desperate Housewives, The Sopranos, Huff, what pro wrestling wars may develop with NWA-TNA getting a slot on Spike as WWE moves back to USA!!!!!! And I can't forget that now the greatest indoor sport, the NHL moves to the Outdoor Living Network. Whew, JL is that a slobberknocker or what??? (Mr. Rosen will get that!!!)
Tommy Nast Network Live Los Angeles CA
* I do Tommy. Didn't know that the NHL will be on Outdoor Living Channel. How weird. Is that for real?-JL
How are things in Zona? Still busy around here and I'm sorry I've been out of touch! I'll catch-up with you early next week and see what's going on.
By the way, as far as TV shows and the "New TV Season," it starts with the NFL season kicking in. Game #1, that counts and all the games that follow, are "must see TV!" Although, "LOST" and "Desperate Housewives" are a must again this year.
(Keep in mind, Desperate Housewives can be seen with the volume muted!)
Hope all is well! Take care,
Chris Reeves Operations Manager Waitt Radio Networks 1000 N. 90th St. Suite 105 Omaha, Ne. 68114 402.952.7612 email@example.comThe Original Localization Company�
September 18 Kim Wilde ("Kid's In America") Birthday's today: Lance Armstrong, Billy Drago, Fred Willard, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Toni Kukoc, Douglas "Dee Dee Ramone" Colvin (R.I.P.), Frankie Avalon, Rick Pitino, Jason Bentley, Roman Polanski, Ryne Sandberg, James Gandolfini, Robert Blake, Holly Robinson-Peete, Joanne Catherall (Human League), Tara Fitzgerald, Ricky Bell (New Edition/Bell Biv Devoe), Jensen Buchanan, Lindsey Campbell, Mike Hossack (Doobie Brothers), Marangela Melato, Kerry Livgren (Kansas)
Kreigs on the move
I begin October 3rd as Operations Manager in Springfield, MO for Midwest Family Group October 3rd.
I join the company from WCDD/WBYS Canton, IL where I was General Manager.
Midwest Family Group owns KOSP (Oldies), KQRA (Alternative), KKLH (Classic Rock), and KOMG (Classic Country).
Questions? Call me at 309.338.7832 Thanks. All the best.
September 17 Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson Birthday's today: Rasheed Wallace, Doug E. Fresh, Rita Rudner, Keith Flint (Prodigy), Orlando Cepeda, Nikki Crawford, Yvonne Yung Hung, Phil Jackson, Sterling Moss, Dustin Nguyen, Fee Waybill (Tubes), Lord Jammer (Brand Nubian), Masahiro Chono, John Franco, Mark Brunell, Steve Sanders (Oak Ridge Boys), Christian Conrad, Suzy Cote, Malick Yoba, Lamonte McLemore (5th Dimension), John Ritter (R.I.P.), Ken Kesey (R.I.P.), Hank Williams Sr.(R.I.P.), Roddy McDowall (R.I.P.), Anne Bancroft (R.I.P.)
September 16 Mickey Rourke (deserves an award!) Birthday's today: B.B. King, Lauren Bacall, Bill Hicks, Ed Begley Jr., Elgin Baylor, Andreas Javier Blazquez (Menudo), David Copperfield, Niles Rodgers, Robin Yount, Kenny Jones (Small Faces), Jennifer Tilly, Peter Zaremba (Fleshtones), Earl Klugh, Lucias Allen, Katy Kurtzman, Oral, Hershiser, Lenny Clarke, Ron Blair (Tom Petty), David Bellamy (Bellamy Brothers), Susan Ruttan, Alessandro Cecchi Paone, Madeline Zima, Justin Whalin, Mark Bruener, Joe Butler (The Lovin' Spoonful), Peter Falk, Bernie Calvert (Hollies), Charlie Fields, Dana Dormann, Richard Marx
Q of THE WEEK: Are CD's facing extinction?
How goes the new gig? I'm sure you're having a blast!
I just bought 5 CD's and would hope they don't go the way of the Dodo. I'm sure downloading will continue to grow and eventually become the choice of the new generation. I'd like to think the CD/DVD will be around for years to come.
Yesterday, I discovered that the 3,187 songs that I currently have in my iTunes Library could be saved on 6 DVD's. My DVD player in the living room is six years old so it doesn't play mp3's, but now I am considering adding one that does. More surprising is that those DVD players are now only about $50.
Sure, most of the people reading this know that it's old news, but I never said I was on the forefront of technology and yes my car does have a cassette deck and not a CD player. I managed to skip the whole generation of car CD players and in my next car I will probably want a stereo that plays mp3 files from DVD, if that exists, otherwise I'll settle for mp3 files from CD.
I think that the media used for music (ie: CD's, mp3, DVD, Vinyl, etc.) will continue to evolve and change with each generation. The current wave of teens have grown up with mp3 and see less of a need for owning an "album" whether it's on CD, Vinyl or any other format. They're growing up in a culture where songs are seen as individual works and not necessarily as part of a larger work. In many ways, it's a full circle return to the early days of this business when 45's were released and albums were merely a repackaging of previously released singles with some additional tracks.
Subsequent generations will be open to the formats they grow up with and won't have any particular attachment to one form over another. That is, except for direct descendants of Neil Young who will be born with an unexplainable emotional attachment for Vinyl.
David Sadof Houston TX
I don't think so, because consumers will always want a tangible product they can hold, look at, read the liner notes, shit like that. sure, they can burn the mp3's to a disc, go the bands website and read liner notes and look at pictures, but I think that leaves a little to be desired...it's not the full "experience".
Scott Perin APD/MD KFTE Lafayette LA
I'll keep buying CD's. I kept buying cassettes & cassette players 'til they became impossible to find. For me technology is all 'bout convenience. As soon as it's not convenient for me to buy/own CD's then I won't.
Cd's will definitely go the way of cassettes and 8-tracks. However, vinyl is making a small comeback. Mostly with extreme audiophiles. Digital is the way to go. I can't remember the last time I bought a CD. Then again I am in radio. Digital downloads will be the future.
There will be those scattered among us that will not buy a computer. But I think the industry will be able to deal with that by inventing a compaq digital storage unit you can take down to Best Buy and download the digital recording you just purchased. Pop it in your car stereo and listen to it on the way home. Get home and hook it up to the stereo. In fact I don't think it will be long before our music can be uploaded directly to our stereo systems be it car or home.
Do you think I should get a patent for this idea? Aaaahhh someone smarter than me probably already thought of it.
Foley APD WMRQ Modesto CA
I'm sure CD's will be superseded by another media as a means of buying music. I mean, every other media, from Thomas Edison'swax cylinders to reel-to-reel Hi-Fi to the Mini-disc (remember the Mini-disc?) has been replaced by another. I think the CD's 5" laser encoded disc format will be with us for quite some time however, as the DVD has adopted those dimensions. I also think that as the current generation of music consumers (the 14-24 year olds) mature, so will methods of downloading music, like the iTunes music store.
Chris Wagganer Filmaker Los Angeles CA
I do still buy CD's, although like many consumers, I want to pay for something that's worth it. Unless it's by an artist I know is consistently putting out good records, I have to hear at least 2 or 3 songs before I'll pick it up.
I think that probably eventually, like maybe 30 years from now when we get even better technology, that CD's will probably go away.
I do think that there's still a market and always will be for having music on something tangible, with liner notes and a case, as opposed to an mp3. Even if I download something, legally or illegally, if it's good I'll get the CD because I like to be able to actually have a tangible item.
Austin Davis MD WEEO/ WGMR 10 Vairo Blvd. # 40B State College, PA 16803 Call times: Thursdays Noon-2pm EST at 814.867.3934
September 15 Oliver Stone Birthday's today: KG (Naughty By Nature), Tawny Little, Tiffinay Diamond, Josh Charles, Norm Crosby, Wendie Jo Sperber, Robert Farley, Tommy Lee Jones, Marisa Ramirez, Miki Fujitani, Merlin Olsen, Jaki Graham, Dan Marino, Myron Bell, Amy Davidson, Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Jerry Dixon (Warrant), Danny Nucci, Sophie Dahl, Scott Thompson Baker, Rebecca Miller, Jackie Cooper (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: You still buy CD's? Do you think they will be goling the way of cassettes, vinyl and 8-tracks? If so, why?
I think the CD is in trouble, no doubt about it.
The only argument I can think of for CD's are that they are a tangible, permanent record of a piece of music. They have liner notes and a cover.
That's about it.
As technology keeps leaping forward, the need for this will dissapate as well. Mp3 players will have the technology to show you an album cover, and give you all the applicabe liner notes when a selection is played. Also, don't forget that by next year, the majority of cell phones sold will also have a gig or two of music storage on them, and the cell phoneWILL become a music lover's iPOD, which means that the iPOD will be obsolete before long as well. As it stands, the US is already selling more blank CD's than recorded CD's. I think the CD will be relevant as a storage device only until mini hard drive storage is in most households and vehicles. I would say that by the end of the decade, that will be the reality.
JJ Fabini Assistant Director Of Programming Summit City Radio Group WXTW- WCKZ- WNHT- WYLT- WXKE- WGL-AM 2000 Lower Huntington Road, Ft. Wayne, IN 46819 260.747.1511 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Not yet...maybe in another 10 years...but people still like a tangible product... I think?
Dwight Arnold KMRJ Palm Springs CA
I sure hope not... now that I have collected about 4000 of them!
Monk Production Director WBEI, WTUG, WDGM, WFFN, WJRD, WTSK 142 Skyland Blvd. Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 205.247.4805 AOL IM: z100monk
I still buy CD's, but only if I have to. I prefer vinyl because I am convinced that the brain does not process digital sound properly. Forget about all that downloading stuff, I need the actual object, though I consider myself a music collector more than a record collector.
OK, that's the short answer, I can go on and on.
Al Perry Musician Tucson AZ
It's inevitable that it will happen. I think they call it planned depreciation. Why would you buy next year's product when the one you have is better?
Tell me - Does it feel GREAT to be back on the air? hehe! It's an addiction for me.
Dean "Wirmer" Fait MD KALA, Davenport, IA and now track announcer for Cordova Dragway Park!
*Yes it does Dean. Feels awesome, and working for a great station, and a great PD, JJ Jeffries. Thanks for asking.-JL
September 14 Faith Ford Birthday's today: Fred"Sonic" Smith, Mikko Kouki, Sam Neill, Larry Brown, David Bell, Kimberly Williams, Satoshi Kojima, Morten Harket (AHA), Joey Heatherton, Joe Penny, Barry Cowsill (Cowsills), Joan Thirkettle, Jon "Bowser" Bauman (Sha Na Na), Nas, Tim Wallach, Mary Crosby, Ashley Roberts, Tanya Turner, Paul Kossoff (Free), Nicol Williamson, Dan Cortese
Q of THE WEEK continues...
Sometimes you need an excuse to get out of the house. I think most people still like to go out to shop and purchase tangible items rather than downloads.
Many consumers of music like to have something that they can literally look, touch and feel. If the labels ceased manufacturing CD's, for many years to come there would continue to be plenty of available CD hardware to play your discs on, including compatible DVD players and home computers. Besides audio, the five inch CD format has many uses and is not likely to disappear quickly.
Personally, I still buy new releases on vinyl when I can find it. (see attached)
Scott Lowe B104 Allentown, PA
For the sake of the record business, I hope so. They should be changing platforms every 5 years, so they can sell you the same Albums over and over again.
Don Mitchell Music Director 102.1 The Edge CFNY Toronto
I believe that CD's will be around for a while because they are the leastcommon denominator and it is tangible plus you sometimes get cool artwork.
We will see more alternatives, enriched music downloads, DVD audio releases, mp3 and iPod players integrated with a phone like the ROKR, more ways for people to consume music.
Just think of the people you know who download music and burn it to a CD.
Lissa Brings the Stars Out-Thanks to Troy Lucketta and Dan Zelisko
For anyone who missed the Lissa Wales benefit Saturday night, it was truly a one of a kind event. Jimmy's article about it in the New Times summed up Lissa's spirited energy and loving reputation best. After all, how many people have a concert in their name with dozens of world renowned stars, plus videotaped get-well-we-love-you greetings from no less than Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney?!
Troy Lucketta and Dan Zelisko did a fabulous job putting it together. Lissa told me several weeks ago how thrilling and humbling it was for her to have her friends and colleagues in the music world and otherwise get such an event together on her behalf. As it turned out, Lissa's radiant face was not at her benefit concert but her wonderful spirit was absolutely there.
Lissa is in the hopsital at this time. Recovery from the transplant is a long road, and Lissa is, as always, valiant, determined and amazing. She constantly has astonished her doctors and nurses with her resiliancy. I know Lissa is grateful for all of you who supported this benefit. But more than anything, Lissa needs our positive, healing energy and prayers.
For those who could not attend and still wish to donate to assist with Lissa's ever growing mountain of bills, there is info on how to do so at Evening Star Productions, on Lissa'sCaring Bridge.org site, and on the AMEHOF site (Lissa is on the AMEHOF Advisory Board, and the official AMEHOF event photographer.)
On behalf of all Lissa's friends at Radio Free Phoenix,
* This star-studded event was this past Saturday night at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. Mary McCann, Mark and Wendy Naylor, and Jeanette and myself went together, and witnessed a pouring out of love for one the premiere photographers in the world. Lissa Wales, battling cancer for the past few years, has photographed probably every drummer in the past thirty years. And, boy some of biggest showed up and performed the other night, giving their time to help someone they love. Her relationship was way beyond business. Drummer's from Chicago, King Crimson, to Carmine Appice, and singers Nils Lofgren to Dave Mustaine, they all were there, and many more for Lissa. The Theatre was near packed. Quite an event.
Lots of love Lissa, please have a speedy recovery. Everyone misses you being on stage, where you have always belonged.-JL
September 13 Fiona Apple Birthday's today: Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Jacqueline Bisset, Ann Dusenberry, Tom Holt, Travis Knight, Ben Savage, Peter Cetera (Chicago), Steve Kilby (The Church), Jean Smart, Michael Johnson, Barbara Bain, Stella McCartney (Paul & Linda's daughter), Karen Wyman, Zak Starkey (Ringo's son), Bernie Williams, Clyde Kusatsu, David Clayton-Thomas, Ted Mueller (Axe), Nell Carter (R.I.P.), Ray Charles (R.I.P.), Mel Torme (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: You still buy CD's? Will they go they way of vinyl, cassettes, and 8-tracks?
I've dumped all my CD's to reel to reel tape.
Michael Yeager Program Director KWYE / KFPTInfinity Broadcasting 1071 West Shaw Avenue Fresno, California 93711 559.490.5982
Speaking for myself someone who just threw away a few hundred cassette tapes (classic cool ones at that) I can only assume technology will eventually kick the CD's ass as well.
CD's for me don't last they end of strewn all over my car and house.... and eventually are all scratched and useless, so I sort of hope technology comes up with something a little more Laura proof. haha
PS:You are awesome!!! I manage the band Conspiracy of Thought and I just wanted to say thank you for listening and spinning us. Bloodstained is a very deep song and the band feels so passionately about that particular occurrence in the song. You made their day by playing it! Most other rock stations go for the hard hitting other tracks. You're deep, dark and wonderful and we love ya!!! If you ever do live shows or club nights or whatever keep us in mind. We will be there! COT is awesome live!!!!
Laura Brady Conspiracy of Thought BackStage Pass Management Musicmeeting.org 909.728.8912
The CD will always be around, but they will eventually disappear around 2010, as a favorite consumer choice.
As long as new forms of playing music can be foisted on the public, they will continue to replace the previous. Is it good? Hell, I don't know.....I'm one of those guys who actually miss my tape editing blade and guide. Listening to music as it's sampled from a little stick the size of my thumb can feel quite strange.
Kevin Childs...do-it-all guy at...KRCK 97.7 "Rock of the 80's...and a lot more!" 73-733 Fred Waring Drive 2nd Floor Palm Desert, CA 92260 800.723.4272
I buy at least 3-4 CD's a week...and I still own a ton of vinyl and even an 8-track or two, only those honestly don't get much play these days.
Gary Jay TVT Records New York, NY
September 12 Nina Blackwood (original MTV VJ) Birthday's today: Jason Statham, Ming Yao, Ben Folds, Peter Scolari, Amy Yasbeck, Rachel Ward, Mickey Lolich, Maria Muldaur, George Jones, Tom Carroll, Linda Gray, Neal Peart (Rush), Chuan Chen Yen, Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Mylene Farmer, Gerry Beckley (America), James Louis McCartney (Paul & Linda's son), Amy Locane, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy), Cynthia Meyers, Darren E. Burrows, Barry White (R.I.P.), Leslie Cheung (R.I.P.), Michael "Hawk" Hegstrand (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: Do you still buy CD's. And/or, are CD's going to go the way of cassettes, vinyl, and 8-tracks?
I sure hope not! That's a lot to replace. I do buy CD's, new and old. Of course I still have cassettes, vinyl and 8-tracks.
Greggory Adams Houston TX
I bought CD�s 25 years ago...I'm half joking. I hope you and Jeanette are well.
Jana Wolff East Berlin, Germany
*Great to hear from you Jana. We are doing very well thank you. So, who are you managing these days?-JL
No brainer here. They are already heading down the path of extinction, just check the Billboard weekly sales figures. Free up that shelf space. It's now time to download baby!!
John Dixon Tempe AZ
Mucho more coming the rest of the week. Thank you.
September 11 MOBY Birthday's today: Virginia Madsen, Bonnie Law, Lola Falana, Leo Kottke, Tom Dreesen, Roxanne Biggs, Ariana Richards, Laura Sisk, Neal X (Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Reed Birney, Mick Talbot (Style Council), Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead), Harry Connick Jr., Ben Lee, Paul Heyman, Jon Moss (Culture Club), Elizabeth Daily, Phil May (Pretty Things)
Judy Geeson Birthday's today: Amy Irving, Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Arnold Palmer, Guy Ritchie, David Lowery (Cracker), Big Daddy Kane, Rosie Flores (Screaming Sirens), Colin Firth, Randy Johnson, Ben Wallace, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Bill O' Reilly, Margaret Trudeau, Gerry Conway, Johnny Fingers (Boomtown Rats), Miranda Wilson, Allison Daughtry, Bob Lanier, Peter Tolson, Kate Burton, David Titlow, Don Powell (Slade), Roger Maris (R.I.P.)
September 9 Rachel Hunter (Rod Stewart's ex-wife) Birthday's today: Hugh Grant, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Brett Hull, Lol Creme (10CC), Angela Cartwright, Sylvia Miles, Joe Theismann, Adam Sandler, Mike Hampton, Pete Gavin, BJ Armstrong, Sean Rooks, Jennie Kwan, Todd Zeile, Deion Sanders, Lawrence Tremolet, Scott DeFreitas, Dan Majerle, Tom Wopat, Billy Preston, Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder (R.I.P.), Cliff Robertson (R.I.P.), Otis Redding (R.I.P.)
Well, I guess this week's question either stunk, or nobody cares about their summer. :( -LOL :)
I really have nothing to add today other than if you are in the Phoenix area...listen to my show on 98 KUPD, especially in the 8:00 AM hour tomorrow. New Model Army lead singer Justin Sullivan is scheduled to call in live. Thanks, and have a great weekend-JL
September 8 Alecia "PINK" Moore Birthday's today: Aimee Mann, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Heather Thomas, David Arquette, Great Kabuki, Jose Feliciano, Jason Downs, Brooke Burke, David Lewis (Atlantic Starr), Clayton Norcross, Dean Daughty (Atlanta Rhythm Section), Will Lee, Virna Lisi, Patsy Cline (R.I.P.), Benjamin Orr (Cars R.I.P.), Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (Grateful Dead R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: So, how was your Summer?
The best summer in a long time with all the amazing music out there!
Joey Gusto PD WBER Rochester NY
*Duh, Joey...did you forget you got married?-JL
When was summer? Damnit! Missed it again!
Don Jantzen APD/MD/Afternoons/Super Genius KTBZ Houston TX
By the way Don--congrats--Troy Hanson called the other day--said you have the best radio festival of the season coming up.
Send me an e-mail with all the details and I'll put on the website.
Thanks, this Buzzfest is going to be sick... Just sick.. Here's some info.
Buzzfest XVIMinute Maid Park (where the Astro's play) 10/22/05
Audioslave, Nickelback, Seether, Our Lady Peace, Cold, Fall Out Boy, Institute, 30 Seconds to Mars, Yellowcard, Coheed & Cambria, Bloodhound Gang, 10 Years, Hinder, Dredg, Motion City Soundtrack, Vaux, The Starting Line, Boys Night Out, Panic at the Disco
2 stages, show starts at 11 am. Tickets starting at $10.
September 7 Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) Birthday's today: Angie Everheart, Gloria Gaynor, Julie Kavner, Eric "Easz E" Wright, Jason Inginghausen, William Katt, (Benjamin) Latimore, Race Wong, Antonio McDyess. Corbin Bernsen, Shannon Elizabeth, John Phillip Law, Garrison Keiller, Susan Blakelly, Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), David Steele (Fine Young Cannibals), Kyle Stevens (Bango Tango), Richard Roundtree, Ben Bossi (Romeo Void), Nadieh, Darren Bragg, Mark Prior, Margot Chapman (Starland Vocal Band), Buddy Holly (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: How was your Summer? Accomplish anything? What is your story?
How I spent the latter part of my summer vacation: I sent Conspiracy of Thought music to Jonathan to see what he thought of it... ...and I waited... ...and I waited some more..... ..and I'm still waiting....
Dwight Arnold KMRJ Palm Springs CA
*Dwight, and Jonathan still hasn't recieved it. Please send it to my new address. I seem to be getting everything else. Thanks.-JL
My summer sucked so hard it could have gotten a NY cab driver through immigration.
You played Telephone Operator...that was a staple on my automated pirate station!
I would have given my left nut to hear Swamp Thing barreling out of KUPD's airchain. People Are Still Having Sex? Too awesome. Joy Division into Placebo! Omigod! wood!
I'd sure like to see this podcasted or something...awesome! You're my fucking hero.
Saw that Mark Burgess of the Chameleons is on tour with a re-formed New Model Army doing European dates.
Paul Kriegler General Manager WCDD / WBYS 1000 E. Linn St. Canton, IL 61520 309.647.1560 http://www.cd1079.com http://www.wbysradio.com
*Sorry about your Summer Paulie. But, thanks for the props.-JL
For immediate release: LARKfest 2005 / Hurricane Relief
WEQX in association with The City Of Albany and The Lark Street Business Improvement District have transformed the 24th annual Larkfest into a fundraiser to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Larkfest takes place Saturday, September 17th -10:30 AM to 6:00 PM on Lark Street in Albany, NY.
The lineup on the EQX, FYE and Metroland stages will include The Dandy Warhols, World Leader Pretend, Rock N Roll Soldiers , Robbers on High Street and The Cloud Room. Local artists include 5 Alpha Beatdown, Monkey GoneMad, The Wait and Rob Beaulieu and Raisinhead.
The American Red Cross of NENY will have booths set up on site to collect donations for the victims of this disaster. A special account has been set up with Albany�s Key Bank to take donations from EQX listeners who cannot attend Larkfest.
Larkfest is a free event and has attracted as many as 70,000 people in past years. We hope to hit that mark and also hope that everyone will make a donation to this humanitarian cause.
September 6 Macy Gray Birthday's today: Ce Ce Peniston, Jane Curtain, Carol Wayne (Johnny Carson Show), Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Rosie Perez, Sylvester, David Alan Coe, Swoosie Kurtz, Jo Anne Worley, Mark Chesnutt, Jeff Foxworthy, Gene Patrick, Linda Kaye Henning, Patrick O'Hearn (Missing Persons), Michael Winslow, Amy Lynn Baxter, Justin Whalin
Just some quick notes on HIGH AND DRY for now.
Where to begin? As I sat in the Loft Cinema on Speedway, Sunday, I had no idea what to expect from the film High And Dry, after 4 years in the making.
The first and only documentary of the Tucson Music scene, beginning in 1978 and ending with a small dose of up to current, was the love and passion of filmmakers and producers Michael Toubassi and Chris Wagganer.
I moved to Tucson in July of 1973, and began my publication Newsreal in May of 1974. With my radio show Virgin Vinyl that began in 1982, I was there to not just view what transpired in the years to come, but was the overseer and participant of not just the music of two era�s, but being a part of many of the people's lives in the film.
But this isn�t about me. It was like an out of body experience in a way. Many in the audience, including myself, were up on that big screen watching our lives being discussed, us discussing people of the times.
The main focus of the film is Howe Gelb, a self unwanted spokesperson for one of the bands that made Tucson a musical hot spot literally on the world map. Giant Sandworms was THE band that could have been the IT band, but in the end became the catalyst for the Gelb legacy. With a discography of near 30 albums now, Howe at least jumped past all the things that were the downfall of hundreds of bands that were born, lived and died in the desert.
The friendship between Howe and Rainer is never exploited, but shows the kinship and love of two people joined at the musical hip. His wife Patty is shown and speaks of the that kinship and other things we wanted to know about one of greatest guitarists and songwriters to come out that little cultural city south of Phoenix.
High And Dry exudes humor and sadness. Those are the critical ingredients, which make this documentary work. One suggestion is to end the film with Rainers picture and date of birth and death. That is the only comment I will say. Michael and Chris and all the others that helped truly made not just a film not to massage my or any of the others in the film, but rather etched us in time. I for one am grateful. I am also grateful to see that Danny Stuart of Green on Red is a pretty funny guy. So sad that GOR never fulfilled that Rock and Roll dream after putting out some pretty fuckin� incredible albums. But, there Danny is looking middle aged and not giving a shit, and as I said damn funny.
I salute you Michael and Chris, the film was worth your time, effort, pain, passion and now joy.
September 5 Rose McGowan Birthday's today: Michael Keaton, Raquel Welch, Dweezil Zappa, Kristian Alfonzo, Steve Miller (Steve Miller Band), Dennis Scott, Cari Shayne, Sandra Guiboard, William Devane, Chi Wah Wong, Al Stewart, Rod Barajas, Buddy Miles, Tina Yothers, Kathy Kronkite, Jeremy Snider, David "Clem" Clempson (Humble Pie), Dennis Dugan, Kimika Yoshino, Paulie Carmen, Freddie Mercury (Queen R.I.P.)
High and Dry: The Movie
Jeanette and I, and friends Victor and Jennifer drove down to Tucson yesterday to see a film about life, the passion of music, and an inside view of the lives that made the Tucsonmusic scene a special one a kind scene like no other. The span from 1978 to the mid-ninties.
Tomorrow I will go into depth about the film, the people, and my personal thoughts.- JL
September 4 Beyonce Knowles Birthday's today: Ione Skye, Damon Wayans, Mike Piazza, Lawrence -Hilton Jacobs, Tom Watson, Anita Yuen, Blackie Lawless (W.A.S.P.), Shiro Koshinaka, Nona Gaye, Martin Chambers (Pretenders), Kengo Kimura, Danny Ponce, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Merald "Bubba" Knight (Gladys Knight & The Pips), Judith Ivy, Alan Griesman, Ray Flolyd, Greg Elmore (Quicksilver Messenger Service), Jennifer Salt, Peter Virgile, Donna Wilkens, John Preston, Dick York (R.I.P.)
September 3 Amber Lynn Birthday's today: Steve Jones (Sex Pistols/DJ), Adam Curry, Carlos "Charlie Sheen" Estavez, Luis Gonzalez, Norihiko Habino, Aaron Smith (Romeo Void), Mike Harrison (Spooky Tooth), Todd Lewis (Toadies), Valerie Perrine, Al Jardine (Beach Boys), Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy), Pauline Collins, Eileen Brennen, Donald Brewster (Grand Funk Railroad), Gary Leeds, Ava Lovell, Damon Stoudamire, Tami Tyler, George Biondo (Steppenwolf)
The Holiday Weekend begins: Be safe and have a ball!
Here is a true story out of New Orleans!
Clear Channel... the company with a heart.
My friend John quit his job as chief engineer at Jefferson Pilot in San Diego about six months ago and took a "dream" job working for Clear Channel in New Orleans. He and his wife AnnetteLOVE(D)New Orleans... and always wanted to retire there. John evacuated to Jackson, Mississippi during the hurricane. Here's an email I got from him the other day.
Curtiss Johnson GM KWOD Sacramento CA
I can't make this too long because I'm running on battery power. I'm in Jackson and Annette is in Memphis. I haven't talked to her in three days, so she doesn't know anything you're about to read. Our house, as far as I can tell from a helicopter, survived, but there is probably unseen damage. I flew in to New Orleans yesterday to try to get a couple of my radio stations on the air. I didn't quite get it all done in the three hours I had, so I was fired by Clear Channel Communications last night.
With the looting that's certain to occur, I believe our house and it's contents are basically lost. It will be at least three months before I can get in to assess damage, and it won't be habitable by then as it will likely be full of rats and snakes.
As bad as all of this sounds, I'm still alive, I'm not in New Orleans, and all I've lost is stuff. I still have my talents and abilities and intelligence, and even though Annette and I have lost our lifestyle we so much wanted to live, we haven't lost our lives. We will most likely start up a new, Spartan life in Memphis, and hopefully I can find some kind of work, but I may be done with radio. We'll see. I did manage to save two of my favorite guitars, one amp, and Annette's portfolio negatives, along with a few electronic gizmos.
Please feel free to share this email with whomever you have on your list that may be interested. I can still be reached at this address, but I will have no cell phone for awhile until I can figure out my next step in what will be a long and difficult process.
My best to you all. I'll be in touch.
*John, we all wish you and Annette well. Curtiss, thanks for sharing this. Clear Channel, you should be ashamed. The right thing to do, is to place this man at another one of your properties. Your radio stations aren't the only things not working in New Orleans, as we all know quite well by the news coverage.-JL
September 2 Salma Hayek Birthday's today: Keanu Reeves, Linda Purl, Rex Hudler, Terry Bradshaw, John Zorn, Eric Dickerson, Lennox Lewis, Tommy Maddox, Luis Avalos, Steve Porcaro (Toto), Rosiland Ashford (Martha & The Vandellas), Rich Aurilia, Jimmy Conners, Mark Harmon, Michael Gray, Glenn Sather, Mike Kaminsky
Good news yesterday I was inquiring about the fate of KKND-New Orlean's Sig in the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Katrina, and today, Aware's Scott Burton checked in to say that right now Sig and his family are alive and well in Houston.
Just wanted to pass that item along to allay any fears...
Hope you have a great holiday weekend!
xo Richard Sands The Sands Report Mill Valley CA
We are doing an auction/telethon for the hurricane victims. We are holding the auction/telethon next Friday (Sept. 9th) live on the air. All proceeds will go to The American Red Cross to aid in the relief efforts.
We are reaching out to our good friends to aid in the efforts. We are looking for people to donate items that can be auctioned off. If you can help please let me know as soon as possible.
This is a terrible tragedy and we all need to come together to help.
Thanks for your time.
MoJo PD/MD/MORNINGS WHHZ 100.5 THE BUZZ GAINESVILLE ROCK ALTERNATIVE 3135 SE 27TH ST GAINESVILLE, FL 32641 352.372.2528
*NOTE: Many stations and the whole country are trying to help the people of New Orleans in the wake of this catastrophic event that at this point is indescribable on the short and long term effects. You can go to www.allaccess to see what most of radio is doing. Great coverage allaccess!-JL
After just two weeks out of the industry, Austin Davis is back! Effective immediately, I will be PD/MD of WEEO in Chambersburg, PA/Hagerstown, MD (market #167); and MD of 50,000 watt powerhouse WGMR in State College/Altoona, PA. AJ Meyer will remain PD of WGMR. I will be making all music decisions for both stations, so please direct all your music calls to me, Thursdays from Noon-2pm EST (starting next week) at 814.867.3934. Please get us on your mailing lists as well! Please put WEEO on your list at:
WEEO c/o Austin Davis 10 Vairo Blvd. #40B State College, PA 16803 Please put WGMR on your list at:
WGMR c/o AJ Meyer 2351 Commercial Blvd. State College, PA 16801
These stations are both CHR, so if you are on this list because you're an alternative specialty cat and would not like to recieve our playlists, hit me back and tell me so. If you are not your label's CHR contact, please pass this message along to whomever is and ask them to get us on the mailing lists. Thanks so much for your wonderful support in the past and I look very much forward to continuing our great relationships.
Austin Davis WEEO 10 Vairo Blvd. # 40B State College, PA 16803 Call times: Thursdays Noon-2pm EST at 814.867.3934
Sounds interesting, so I thought I'd pass this along to all of you that come to this site. I guess that you have to be a VIP though.
Sixthman is consulting for the �Xingolati Groove Cruise� sailing from LA to Mexico this Oct 14th-17th featuring The Flaming Lips, G. Love and more. The producers have asked us to invite industry VIP�s to experience the first annual event.
Your total cost is $149 per-person to cover taxes and port charges for a 3-day cruise on The Carnival Paradise ship. The price includes all food and entertainment. It does not include alcohol or transportation to port.
If you are interested in attending, please reply with:
Name Company # of guests E-mail Phone
Once I submit our list, you will contacted by the ticketing office to arrange payment by credit card before 9/14/05.
We are excited to offer you this deal and look forward to seeing you on this trip.
--------------------------------------- Tod Elmore, Sixthman 158 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta GA 30316 P. 404.525.0222 F. 404.525.0225 TodE@Sixthman.net IM: todelmore ----------------------------------------
The Rock Boat VI :: January 14-19, 2006 - Better Than Ezra, Pat Green, Pat McGee Band, John Corbett Band, Aslyn and more; hosted by Sister Hazel
The Rock Slope III :: March 29-April 2, 2006 - Sister Hazel, Cowboy Mouth and special guests; Ski-for-free with a 4-night package
*Of course, many of us (including me) are not industry VIP's, so I wonder who will partake. If you do...let me know.-JL
September 1 Gloria Estefan Birthday's today: Barry Gibb, Ron O' Neal, Grant Lee Phillips (Grant Lee Buffalo), Iris NG, Ann Richards, Tim Hardaway, Katja Bienert, Lily Tomlin, Kate Webster, Alan Dershowitz, Bruce Foxton (The Jam), Don Stroud, Billy Blanks, Timothy Zahn, Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, Cuttino Mobley, David Zhaung, Conway Twitty (R.I.P.)
Have you heard the latest Jaguares CD "Cronicas de un Laberinto"? Adrian Belew does a lot of guitar work and production on it, not sure if he's touring with the band. It's pretty good, following in the direction Jaguares have been going their last few releases. http://www.jaguaresmx.com
Kristoffer Phoenix AZ
*Thanks Kris for the tip.-JL
Lunatics On Parole are playing at Goodfellas in Rancho Cucamonga Saturday, Sept 3. We are playing with End Of Sorrow and Cutting Edge. The doors open at 8:00. See you there!
Kenny The Gardener CA
Address for: Goodfellas Haven & Foothill, Rancho Cucamonga CA 91701