Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Beat Goes On

Last night, I saw Paul McCartney play at Amoeba. It was incredible, but I'll write more about that later. Here's the Little Radio playlist for the evening:

Little Radio

I've Got A Feeling - Beatles
Blackbird - Beatles
Get Back - Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
Leave Them All Behind - Ride
Racing Like A Pro - The National
Untitled - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
A Few Hours After This - The Cure
If I Should Die Tonight - Marvin Gaye
Out of the Blue - Roxy Music
Time Stands Still - Cut Copy
L.S.F. - Kasabian
Act of the Apostle - Belle & Sebastian
Hey Deannie - Shaun Cassidy
Good Girls Don't - The Knack
Clean Sheets - Descendants
Winter Light - Steve Barton & the Oblivion Click
Horizon - Let's Active
Charles - Scrawl
He's Bad, Bad, Bad - Betty Wright
That's What My Heart Needs - Otis Redding
I Call It Trouble - Barbara Acklin
Rick Rubin - Spank Rock
Minors At Night - Adult
Conquest - White Stripes
Alcohol - Gogol Bordello
I'm Not Invisible - Rocket From the Crypt
She's Like Heroin to Me - The Gun Club
My Friend Jack - The Smoke
Nine Til Five - French Revolution (no, not the Dolly Parton song!)
Trike - You Am I
The Long and Winding Road - Beatles

If you want to download the show, check here and see if it's up.

Till next week!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Sound of Silence

No, I'm not talking about the blessed silence that kicked in after the helicopters chasing Paris Hilton's Escalade back to her place in WeHo finally called it a night, I'm talking about INTERNET RADIO.

Today is a day of silence for most internet radio stations. It's a way to alert folks to the situation at hand: that if the bill introduced to Congress to make the royalty payment fees fair to internet stations does not pass, and the Copyright Royalty Board's current fees go into effect, internet radio is fucked. You will lose it. End of story.

So please go to Save Internet Radio and contact your Congressional representatives. We don't have much time... July 15th is supposed to be D-day.

Thank you!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Do You Want To Know A Secret?

You know that band from the 60's... that one that had some funky records some people got really into for a while... that one called THE BEATLES?

Well, one of the last two remaining members is going to be performing a free instore show at Amoeba Music in Hollywood.

Yep. Totally true. And by the time you read this post, the news will be out and people will be camping on Ivar for a prime spot. Hell, it's a good time of year for it, right?

The McCartney camp contacted the store some time ago to set this up - I'm guessing it's part of his new alternative marketing strategy. Who cares why? Paul McCartney is going to be doing a free instore at Amoeba! It's my understanding that the Amoeba stage will undergo a bit of a transformation the night before the show. The store itself will be closed from 4-6pm or so that day for, so if you think you can sneak in and get a good place, think again. Camp outside with the other fanatics.

But if you do camp, you should be well rewarded - he's promised to play for an hour or more, and to do songs by that band he used to be in. Wings? Oh no, that other band...

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Believe In Unicorns!

Please spread the word... My good friend Heather-Marie, aka Uni & Her Ukelele, was completely fucked by MySpace.

Here's the scoop: She had over 3500 friends before Myspace erroneously deleted her profile on Thursday. Why? Because they believe she was too young to have a profile. Or as they say she "violated the age requirements." This is total bullshit and it's a huge mistake on the part of Myspace. Heather lost all of her contacts, her entire calender of upcoming shows, and her main source of sharing her music on line. Not to mention all of her messages, comments, photos, artwork, and so on. THIS IS A HUGE LOSS FOR HEATHER! And to make matters worse, she's not even in the country. She's on tour of Europe trying to support herself as a musician.

If you know her, you know that Heather possesses amazing talent and has incredible artistic integrity. She recently quit her day job to focus on being a musician and to a large degree, Myspace has pulled the rug out from under her. If you know Heather, or know her music, or care about the state of creativity and artistic expression on-line in general, I encourage you to contact Myspace and tell them they made a mistake. Heather is not underage. She turned 30 on June 6th and doesn't deserve this kind of treatment. So please:

• Write to
• Go to
• Do all three, tell them that they messed up and you want Uni's page back up.

Be sure to mention her profile address which was Re-post this bulletin. A lot of people still don't know why her profile disappeared and she can use all the help she can get.


Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Door Into Summer

Well, it's the first day of summer, the days are long, it's getting hot, and that's a very good thing! Now if I only had a friend with a pool...

Little Radio Playlist

The Door Into Summer - The Monkees
Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond
Eddie's Ragga - Spoon
Supernatural Thing Pt. 1 - Ben E. King
Tuave - Hammer
Sweet Widow - Belles Will Ring
One Plus One - Grant McLennan
Gypsies Tramps & Thieves - Cher
You Got the Love - Rufus & Chaka Khan
My Fault - The Faces
Strutter - Kiss
I Bit Off More Than I Could Chew - Suzi Quatro
Feelin' Alright - Lulu
Shake your Moneymaker - Elmore James
Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf
Don't Want You No More - Spencer David Group
Fish - Throwing Muses
Tales From the Crypt - Daddy In His Deep Sleep
I Want to Help You Ann - The Lyres
Fire Fire Fire - Dappled Cities
I'll Do You - Wire Train
Black Wave/Bad Vibration - Arcade Fire
Branches - Midlake
Devastation - Besnard Lakes
Utopia - Goldfrapp
Allergic - Ken Andrews
Noise In This World - The English Beat
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get - The Dramatics
Natural Born Lover - Sharon Jones
The Great Stack-A-Lee - The Johnny Otis Show
Big Bird - Eddie Floyd
Beat My Guest - Adam & the Ants

Once the podcast is ready, get it here.

Till next Thursday...

Video Killed the Radio Star

Wanna be in the new BRMC video? Go here for more details. And wear black cowboy boots.

Game Not Quite Over...

PLEASE... DO YOUR PART TO SAVE INTERNET RADIO! Visit and write your Congressperson and Senator. Currently, there is not enough support to pass this bill, and we only have till July 15th. For more info, read on.

From Digital Music News:

Internet Radio Broadcasters Rally Lawmakers Once Again

Ahead of a fast-approaching deadline, US-based internet radio broadcasters continued their push against upcoming royalty increases this week. The refreshed protest included another visit to Capitol Hill, and the announcement of a coordinated day of silence on Tuesday, June 26th. The consortium of broadcasters has been battling a recent decision by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) to elevate non-interactive payment requirements on recorded music, a shift that goes into effect July 15th. Just recently, the broadcast group sparked a bipartisan bill that would reverse the CRB-imposed rates, though passage seems unlikely ahead of the upcoming deadline. The lobbying group, rallied by ad-hoc coalition SaveNetRadio, visited approximately fifty lawmakers and also staged an open-air concert.

The bill, known as the Internet Radio Equality Act (HR 2060 / S 1353), was introduced by Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Donald Manzullo (R-IL) in the House, and Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sam Brownback (R-KS) in the Senate. The Act would replace CRB-approved rates, which involve per-song payments, with a royalty calculation based on overall revenue levels. "The only viable solution is to establish a fair system that supports well-earned compensation for artists who create music and a sustainable business model for webcasters playing that music," said SaveNetRadio spokesperson Jake Ward. Earlier, label representative SoundExchange softened its stance by extending lowered rates to smaller broadcasters, though the proposal drew mixed reviews.



Plans are rapidly coming together for next Tuesday's Internet radio "Day of Silence" event, in which thousands of webcasters will go silent for the day to draw attention to the newly-proposed royalty rates that threaten to crush the industry.

The first three publicly announced participants are,, and Additional participants will be announced every few hours between now and the day of the event.

On June 26th, all three of KCRW's music and news streams will go silent. In addition, however, KCRW will loop a one-hour segment called "D-Day for Webcasters" that gives listeners information regarding the industry's current struggle against the CRB rates, including how a number of their favorite webcasts would be impacted, and urges them to contact their representatives in Washington D.C. to ask for their support of the Internet Radio Equality Act.

LIve365 and AccuRadio will cease all music programming for the day, intermittently running brief audio PSAs created by various parties like Spacial Audio's Ken Dardis that will be available at The general concept will be a loop of a sound effect that signifies the concept of "silence" (surf noise, static, quiet occasional bleeps, etc.) interspersed with occasional PSAs.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Baby, You're A Star

Got a couple thousand dollars I can borrow?


In an unprecedented Los Angeles event,
Purple will Reign for seven special intimate performances
starting Saturday, June 23rd at the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Hollywood, CA (June 18, 2007) - Pop music icon Prince will be taking up residency and bringing "3121" exclusively to Thompson Hotels', Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel this summer, presented by Verizon Wireless. For possibly the last time in Los Angeles, the royal purple carpet will be rolled out for his Hollywood homecoming and the artist has chosen the legendary hotel for seven exclusive, intimate performances commencing Saturday, June 23rd, 2007.

Reminiscent to Prince's legendary after hours parties in his Beverly Hills home, a select audience of 200 friends and fans will have an incredible opportunity to witness Prince firsthand in Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel's Blossom Room, home of the first Academy Awards. Known for his spontaneity, Prince has frequently invited musicians onstage for impromptu performances. Past surprise guests have included Sir Elton John, Will.I.Am, Kelis, Sheila E., Herbie Hancock , Maroon 5 and more.

"The 3121 sessions at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will offer admirers close-up and personal evenings with a musical legend," states Jason Pomeranc, of Thompson Hotels. "We are honored and excited to host, both artists and guests alike, for this once in a lifetime experience inside the Roosevelt's beautiful and historic, Blossom Room."

At the 3121 sessions Prince will debut new music including "Guitar," the first single from his much anticipated unreleased album, "Planet Earth." 3121 guests can download "Guitar" right at the venue for free courtesy of Verizon Wireless' new technology V CAST Song ID.

"When Prince, who has consistently been on the cutting edge of music, harnesses innovative technology to deliver his fresh new music, that's a tremendous opportunity for music lovers," said John Stratton, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Verizon. "At Verizon, we're committed to delivering powerful, direct and relevant music experiences and we are pleased to be executing on this through our relationship with Prince and the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel."

The evening will begin at the Dakota restaurant with Prince's personal chef Lena Morgan presenting a VIP dinner, taking over the kitchen from executive chef Tim Goodell. Then the 130 special guests, along with another 70 standing room only attendees, will be welcomed into the Blossom Room for a musical performance like no other. Following every two-hour performance, fans can experience a late-night impromptu jazz set presided over by Prince.

VIP packages, including dinner at the Dakota (tax, alcohol, and gratuity excluded), will be limited to 130 seats, sold in pairs (65) for $3121.00. An additional 70, standing room only tickets will be made available for $312.10 each.

Ticket and VIP package requests will be serviced via email at

Prince is back in town-- his town, following recent sold-out performances in Las Vegas. 3121 Live at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will be his last stop before commencing "21 Nights in London" this fall with a possible World Tour to follow.

For further information logon to

3121 at The Roosevelt Evening details:
# 7:30pm Seated VIP dinner at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel's Dakota Restaurant
# 9:30pm 3121 Doors open with DJ
# 11:00pm 3121 Performance in Blossom Room
# 1:00am After-hours free form jazz jam

Ticket Information:
# VIP Packages - Dinner at Dakota and Seated Show Access for 2 - $3121.00
# Standing Room Only Tickets - $312.10
# 3121 @ The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Dates:

-Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24
-Thursday, June 28th , Friday, June 29th, and Saturday, June 30th
-Two additional dates forthcoming


Email: for ticket and VIP package requests.
Please include name, affiliation, date and tickets requested and credit card number.

Call: 323-769-7275

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Daddy's Little Girl

Hey folks~

Sorry for the delay on the playlist... This weekend marked my Dad's retirement, birthday and Father's day. And since my Dad rules, I was outta town throwing him a party with my bro & sis while Mom looked on and prematurely stole a snack or two. It was a good time... Once Dad gets into the sangria, the party's on!

So the first track was for him. Here goes:

Little Radio Playlist

Sloop John B - The Beach Boys
Broken Links - The Ladybug Transistor
I Don't Want to Get Over You - Magnetic Fields
Elephant Gun - Beirut
Always Crashing in the Same Car - David Bowie
Apartment Story - The National
Requiem - Killing Joke
Someone Great - LCD Soundsystem
Binario - Komeda
Hong Kong Garden - Siouxsie & the Banshees
Dead - Pixies
Tryin' Times - Donny Hathaway
Crawfish - Elvis Presley
Love's A Real Thing - Super Eagles
Check Your Mind - The Impressions
Stoned Soul Picnic - The 5th Dimension
Tel Que Tu Es - Charlotte Gainsbourg
Go By - Elliott Smith
Plasticities - Andrew Bird
Crystal - Buckingham / Nicks
You Burn Bright - Everest
Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace - Terry Reid
Jaime - Girls Vs. Boys
Double Vision - The Ponys
Peace Frog - The Doors
Ain't No Other Way - Herman Hitson
Methamphetamine Blues - Mark Lanegan
Safety In Numbers - The Rondelles
Hey Hey Ha Ha - The Crazy Girls
Winter '94 - Henry's Dress
I'm Gonna Destroy That Boy - The What Fours
Jet Fighter - The Three O'Clock
Evil - Interpol

When the folks at Little Radio get the time to post the podcast, you can download it here. Thanks for listening!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

How Are Things on the West Coast?

I have a confession to make. I love Interpol. Like alot.

It's something I only realized recently. I have their albums and love them... Have them on vinyl too, actually. Because I'm a nerd. But a month or so ago, whenever I heard "The Heinrich Maneuver" on the radio, I thought, "Wow - I love this band." And then I thought, "Man, I LOVE this band!" They are just gloomy enough, just disco enough, just monotone enough, just lyrically obtuse enough, just stylized enough, just something.

And they just revamped the website, so check it here. Evidently they filmed the video clip to the track "Pioneer to the Falls" in Griffith Park, before the fire. (Bet they might have preferred to do it after...)

I don't want to meet them or anything. I'd love to see them live (and yes, I've seen them a few times) but they seem to be playing festivals alot and I pretty much don't do festivals. Seeing them live can be a bit of a chore anyway because they tend to be backlit and you basically watch four shadows moving around in some purple fog or something. Yawn.

I don't care about their suits or the Carlos D (has herpes!) hot gossip. If a member of the band was DJing somewhere in Hollywood or Silverlake or something, I probably wouldn't go. But I'm really excited about the new record, and I especially love that it's coming out on my birthday. Because I can't think of a better birthday treat than to lie back on my couch and soak in the latest from the dark popsters, and watch the sun sink below the Hollywood Hills from my living room window while doing so. And the part of the Hollywood Hills that burned down, too. Of course.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

From the Ashes

I'm actually tempted... Who knows? I may not have a job by next week and have the time to do this!


The White Stripes will be performing a very special show in West Hollywood, CA on June 20th. The band will play a live show for fans at a specially constructed "Icky Thump Records" store on Sunset Boulevard. The location of Icky Thump Records is the site of the former Tower Records flagship store at 8801 W. Sunset Blvd. Tickets for this unique performance will be made available to the first 200 fans who purchase the album at this store, which opens at midnight on Monday, June 18th. Tickets are limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis. A handful of tickets will also be available to listeners of KROQ radio from Friday, June 15 - Sunday, June 17th. The Icky Thump Records performance will be the band's first Los Angeles show since December 2005.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Instant Karma

This past Sunday, at the debut of Summer Camp, some asshole stole a couple personal laptops and cell phones as well as the keys to the place, among other things. This was more than a drag, since Little Radio loves putting on free events and creating a community for all to play in. I mean, where else could you go on a Sunday for DJs, great music, and Slip N Slide action, for free?

After much howling on our part, the culprit was caught. Everything was returned. INCREDIBLE. No charges were pressed, but don't think that the guy got off that easy...


Hey everyone, meet Ritchie. Ritchie stole 2 computers, a hard drive, 3 cell phones, our cordless house phone and Jimmy's keys from our offices during a free party with free drinks we threw for everyone last weekend.

Here's the whole story…

In the midst of all that chaos, I got to do my show. My anniversary show, actually! I have been back at Little Radio for one year now... What better way to celebrate than with Jim Fairchild? If you missed the interview, download the podcast here when it becomes available.

And now, the playlist:

Little Radio
Cast Stone - Straightjacket Fits
Tell Me Why You Lie - The Cakekitchen
Shadow - Bailterspace
Tessellation, Formerly Plateau One - Mahogany
Where Do I Begin - The Chemical Brothers
Early Man - All Smiles
Summer Stay - All Smiles
Pile of Burning Leaves - All Smiles
Moth In A Cloud of Smoke - All Smiles
I Wish I Were An Apple - Derrick Morgan
Tears From My Eyes - Ruth Brown
You've Lost Your Thing - Hank Johnson
I Wanna Be Sexy - Machine Gun Blues
Isla De Encanta - Pixies
Partners in Crime - Slant 6
Nickels & Dimes - Scissors For Lefty
Disco 1 - The Mess Hall
Half of My Heart - Mooney Suzuki
Go Tell the Women - Grinderman
Can I Change My Mind - Tyrone Davis
Mo Jo Hanna - Tami Lynn
Four Walls - Richmond Fontaine
What Light - Wilco
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
Lives of Crime - Fruit Bats
Before You Were Born - Rocky Votolato
Saturdays - Cut Copy
Wanderlust - the Delays
Ivo - Cocteau Twins

And thanks for listening!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Trading Twilight for Daylight

Big action on Little Radio today! I'm lucky enough to have an interview with Jim Fairchild that I get to play for y'all tonight. Jim Fairchild is the leader of a new band called All Smiles, but you may know him from his former band, Grandaddy. Jim banished his fears of being a frontman and has released a beautifully low key collection of songs recorded with many friends, which he's supporting now.

Check out All Smiles at Sea Level Records on Monday, June 11 at 7pm. They are also opening for Menomena at the Troubador on the 12th. Which is sold out. Yay!

If you tune in to Little Radio right this second though, you'll catch Greg Dulli of the Twilight Singers / Afghan Whigs on the Scott Ford show. Good times, I'm sure. Besides being a talented guy, Greg is truly the funniest person I've ever known.

So listen to Little Radio today!

Mo on Little Radio
Thursdays 8-10 pm PST
(11pm EST, 5am Friday in Berlin and 3pm Friday in Sydney!)

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Better Be Home Soon

I was unexpectedly home today when the BFF gave me a call to see how I was doing. "Ugh, been better..." I said.

"Well," he responded, "Did you want to go to this Crowded House show at the Hotel Cafe today? It's a publishing thing - a bunch of music supervisors and stuff. Besides, you know the Hotel Cafe guys."

I did. And I also happen to love almost any band from Australia and/or New Zealand. And have always had a very soft spot for Crowded House. On my first visit to Melbourne, the song "Four Season in One Day" bounced around in my head since that town was its inspiration.

So, um, yea - I wanted to go see Crowded House at the Hotel Cafe (capacity 100 or so).

The show was wonderful. They played about 45 minutes or so, but I couldn't tell you what they did because I rarely remember. (I was once told that if you can hardly remember an event like that, that you must have been really into it. I'll take that.) I know they did "Fall At Your Feet" because that song makes me swoon, and I know they closed with "Don't Dream It's Over." And I know that Neil Finn still has a gorgeous, unique voice and I know that Nick Seymour is still goofy. The stage banter was charming and good spirited and the whole thing was incredibly cozy and sweet.

And it all made me wish I could get back Down Unda sooner than later...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Try Not to Die


On June 1st, 2007, Amp’d Mobile Inc. filed for protection under Chapter 11 bankruptcy to restructure the business. As a result of our rapid growth, our back-end infrastructure was unable to keep up with customer demand. We are taking this step as a necessary and responsible action to sustain and strengthen our momentum in the market place.

I know, so official, right? I normally don't blog about tech stuff. I'm not a gadget girl. Hell, I can barely use my phone as it is and just sort of wrapped my head around the wi-fi thing in my apartment. Really, I'm lazy. I just like listening to music. If I learn some sort of techie trick, it is generally because I had to in order to listen to or record or mix or edit music or an interview or something.

I only invested in a cell phone in 2003. Out of duress. I was homeless and looking for a home... It was the only way. I remember when I first got my phone, I was kinda freaked out about it. "Now people can find me every second of every day?" And my wise friend Mike said, "It's not like you have to answer it, Mo." I was in the habit of leaving my phone at home, I didn't know about texting till this guy did it to me immediately after a particularly steamy night out. (He was a hunky guy with tattoos and Buddy Holly glasses - what could I do?) That text almost made me visit him in Portland.

Now I love texting. I am never without my phone. And over a year ago, I became the music content manager for Amp'd Mobile.


It's been interesting. It's been quite a ride. But still, like I said, I've never been gadget girl, and so it's time to find something a little more true to my soul. They're still getting us paychecks somehow, so I ain't quite on my ass yet.

Somehow I skipped over this whole kinda thing during the dot com craziness when I lived in the Bay Area. Thanks, KALX!

Shout out to my Bay Area peeps: I wanna come home! Send any job info may way... and in the meantime...


Saturday, June 02, 2007

Blue Moon

On May 31st, there was a full moon. It was also the second full moon in May. That made it a Blue Moon - in case you were wondering.

I also DJed on Little Radio that night! How extra special. Here's the playlist:

Little Radio

Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
Black Magic - Jarvis Cocker
Crimson & Clover - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
The Wrong Way - TV On the Radio
The Memphis Train - Rufus Thomas
The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths
Teen Angst - M83
Apartment Story - The National
Sunday Sun - Beck
This Is A Low - Blur
Isn't Life Strange? - The Clientele
Walk Away - The English Beat
Something Strange Happens - The Orange Peels
Starry Eyes - The Records
Beatific Visions - Brakesbrakesbrakes
You're A Wolf - Sea Wolf
It's All Wrong But It's Alright - Percy Sledge
Nude As The News - Cat Power
Halah - Mazzy Star
Devil Doll - Roy Orbison & the Roses
Crying But My Tears Are Far Away - The Knitters
Cry Baby Cry - The Beatles
New Disaster - Elliott Smith
The Velvetest Balloon - All Smiles
Win Your Love - Alec Bathgate
Nerves - The Double Happys
Get Thee Gone - Geraldine Fibbers
Gorecki - Lamb
Friends of Mine - Duran Duran
NYC - Interpol

You should be able to download it here soon.

And next week, I've got an interview with ALL SMILES (aka Jim Fairchild, formerly of Grandaddy) to play for you. It'll be sweet!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Hey Hey Hey!

One of my actress friends sent this picture:

She plays a punker chick who throws a burrito at Matthew McConaughey at the beach. They're in Malibu filming his new movie, "Surfer Dude" or something. My roommate refers to him as "Matthew McConau-HEYYYYYY!"

My actress friend said he was really nice. (He's in the striped shorts. Yum.)

I hope he smokes everyone out at the end of the day. That'd be rad.