Tuesday, October 30, 2007

My Favorite Letter Is U

And "U" stands for Uni and Her Ukelele!

Uni and I had a nice little time on Little Radio last night... She came by with her special ukelele friend Sally Luka all the way from the shimmering forest of San Francisco and played a couple songs for us before getting ready for her Glamtrak tour. Yep - playing shows anywhere Amtrak stops in the U.S. of A. Whoa! Check out Uni's MySpace page here for some tunes and download the Little Radio show here. It's great fun!

And here's what else went down:

Little Radio Playlist

Everyday Weapon - The Ponys
Black Mountain - Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
Explain - Sarah Blasko
Know You Now - The Someloves
Shine a Light - Wolf Parade
I Changed My Mind - Quannum feat. Lyrics Born
Running Out - Mable John
Georgia Morning Dew - Johnny Adams
You're Gonna Miss Me - Ann Sexton
Lonely Just Like Me - Arthur Alexander


The Middle - Great Northern
What's Your Take On Cassavetes - Le Tigre
Catholic Block - Sonic youth
Hippy Dippy Do - Rocket from the Crypt
My Baby Left Me - Wanda Jackson
Nights Are Long - Intramural
Lilly White - Rocky Votolato
Black Leather Coat - Luther Russell
Sometimes I Feel So Lonely - Primal Scream
Gray Skies (You & Me) - Jim, Son of James
Big John Jeeter - Snatch & The Poontangs
Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) - Donnie Hathaway
The Day I Found Myself - Honey Cone
The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow) - The Jam
Perfect Skin - Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
Celluloid Heroes - The Kinks

And thanks for tuning in, downloading, just being there!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

When the Cocaine Wears Off...

... you'll be listening to Miss Sally Jaye.

She's a lovely L.A. based Americana singer, with an amazing voice and equally amazing songs. Just listen and see if you don't fall in love, while simultaneously wanting to get rip roaring drunk and then cry to your dog about it. Beautiful stuff.

I was lucky enough to have her as a guest on my Little Radio show last Monday, so download it here.

And here is the playlist for the show:

Little Radio Playlist

Something Strange Happens - The Orange Peels
A Man Like Me - Beulah
Winter Windows - Sea Wolf
Cliquot - Beirut
Details of the War - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Allergic - Ken Andrews
This Is A Landslide - Intramural
15 Step - Radiohead
All the Way to Her - Dimmer
It's A Shame - Desmond Dekker
Make Me Yours - Phyllis Dillon
I Want To Go Home - Derrick Morgan
Can't You See - Ken Boothe
What's Happening Brother - Marvin Gaye
Lewis IV - Lewis Taylor
I've Just Seen A Face - The Beatles
37 Hours - Kristin Hersh
Wolves (Song of the Shepherd Dog) - Iron & Wine
Roll On The Rusted days - Howlin' Rain
Outta Mind (Outta Sight) - Wilco
Fido - The Byrds
Hands On The Wheel - Carla Bozulich (with Willie Nelson)


Skinny Boy - Amy Millan
The World I Used to Be Afraid Of - Blanche
Shuffle Your Feet - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

And that's all, folks!

Remember to tune in every Monday from 6-8pm PST, at Little Radio.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Babylon's Burning

I grew up in San Diego, which is pretty much totally on fire right now.

Some of my friend's families have been evacuated, but considering that a quarter of a million people have been evacuated in San Diego County, that isn't so surprising. The mayor told folks not to go to work today and even asked people not to use their cell phones so as to leave valuable carrier space available.

My family is good right now; they live close to the coast and should be ok. My dad sent the above image (he's a science teacher) so we could get a grasp on it. Here in Silverlake, we're just getting the haze from the Malibu fires. But my friend's dad, also on the coast, took a picture of the sun, so you can get an idea of what the air quality is like at the beach in Encinitas today...

Get your oxygen masks, everyone, it's gonna be a long one...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Monday Debut

The Mo Show on Mondays kicked off this week and it was, of course, alot of fun. Even though my naked friend didn't show up. Sigh...

Little Radio Playlist

I Don't Want Nobody to Lead Me On- The Dynamics
Woman of the Ghetto - Marlena Shaw
I'll Take Care of You - Sterling Harrison
Wedlock Is A Padlock - Laura Lee
The Living Kind - Ups & Downs
Catapult - R.E.M.
Anything Could Happen - The Clean
My Little Rad Book - Love
La Nostra Favola - Jimmy Fontana
Desdemona - John's Children
Holy Chord - Dappled Cities
English Roundabout - XTC
Sunshine Smile - Adorable
Selina's Melodie Fountain - Serena Maneesh
Island In The Sun - The Paragons
Tuane - Hammer
I'm A Man - Spencer Davis Group
Bossa Beat - Franco De Gemini & Alessandroni
Laisse Tomber Les Filles - France Gall
One Way Ticket To Nowhere - David Allen Coe
The Heathen Song - Kill Devil Hills
You Love Me - DeVotchka
The Grand tour - George Jones
Needlepoint - Intramural
Stray - Lush
She Speeds - The Straightjacket Fits
Come In Out of the Rain - Engineers
Lying - Martina Topley-Bird
Disco 1 - The Mess Hall
Women (Make You Feel Alright) - The Easybeats
Out of Control - The Lime Spiders
Just One Look - The Hollies

So catch the show next Monday, when I'll be interviewing a fantastic local Americana artist, Sally Jaye. I heart her.

The Mo Show... on MO-ndays!
6-8pm PST (9pm EST, 3am Tuesday in Berlin and 1pm Tuesday in Sydney)
Little Radio .com

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Naked Guy

When I lived in Berkeley. There was a Naked Guy. Well, to be honest, there were lots of naked guys and gals, usually older ones that you don't really want to see naked, but... well... it was Berkeley.

There was one guy in particular (his name was Andrew, I think) who was a student at Cal and used to do everything naked. Buying books, going to class, at home, whatever. It became a big deal, causing the campus to set up regulations and such. I mostly didn't want to sit anywhere he had sat, you know? Ew.

I heard he had drug problems and died. I know the drug part is true, not sure about the dead part. The Naked Guy came to mind recently as I've been encountering my own naked guy.

A couple months ago while leaving the Little Radio warehouse, Jimmy and I encounter a naked guy. I saw him first as I was walking out, and there was a naked man standing between the two dumpsters across the street. I couldn't see a lick of clothing anywhere, and he was playing with himself in an absent minded way. Spaced out. I turned to Jimmy and said, "Naked guy - across the street." Jimmy said, "Oh yea. That guy wanders around here, but he usually has clothes on." "Does he seems like he wants us to watch?" I said. "No," Jimmy replied,"He seems kind of out of it, actually."

We continued talking outside, my back to the guy, when Jimmy said, "Okay, now that's weird." "The guy?" "Yea, I'm not sure what he's doing. Probably we should go." And so we did. When I got home, I told my roommate about it and said, "The whole thing totally reminded me of Berkeley."

Last Thursday, as I drove up to Little Radio, I parked and started to wrap up a conversation that I was having with my mom. There was a guy up the street, leaning against the wall under the light, who started walking away. I was sitting in my car, about to get out, when I noticed the guy was walking up towards the dumpsters across from me. "Oh, great..." I thought. "A weirdo." I got of the phone with my mom and glanced over to see he was now standing in the street with his pants down, shirt up, sneakers on, actively pursuing that most solo of all solo activities... jerking off.

I called Jimmy: "Do me a favor and come down here as soon as possible." Jimmy swung open the door and the guy backed behind the dumpster. "Naked guy!" I said, knowing that it was the same dude (guess I remembered the equipment). I haven't seen him again, but we know he'll be back. He must have figured out that girls hang out at Little Radio.

There's more than one kind of show, I guess!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Mo's Movin'!

I'm not leaving LA (although I do miss my beloved Bay Area terribly), but I am moving time slots. on Little Radio, that is.

So check it:


6-8pm PST (9pm EST, 3am Tuesdays in Berlin and 1pm Tuesdays in Sydney)

Tune in and feel the love.

So here's the playlist for my last Thursday show.

Little Radio Playlist

The Great Stack-A-Lee - Snatch & The Poontangs (aka The Johnny Otis Show)
Funkorgy - Funkafreak
15 Step - Radiohead
Polar Bear - Ride
Inside Out - The Mighty Lemon Drops
Secret Spy Plane - Virginia Dare
Halah - Mazzy Star
Golden Thing - Throwing Muses
Yr Mangled Heart - The Gossip
Go Tell The Woman - Grinderman
Nights Are Long - Intramural
Hey you - Sarabeth Tucek
Diane - Helen Stellar
A Gentle Sound - The Railway Children
A Year From Now - Blanche
Get Thee Gone - The Geraldine Fibbers
Portland, Oregon - Loretta Lynn (and Jack White)
Peaches - The Stranglers
Pushing Up The Daises - The Colourfield
Mount Wroclai (Idle Days) - Beirut
Something's Changed - Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Proud Woman - Johnny Adams
You Did Me Wrong (You Used Me For A Good Thing) - Priscilla Price
Love Ritual - Al Green
Right On - Ray Barretto
Letter To An Old Dog - Sun (Rafael Toral Mix)
This Is A Landslide - Intramural
Devastation - The Besnard lakes
May Tomorrow Be A Perfect Day - Donny & Marie Osmond

This was a farewell, and a bit of an Intramural special. But I'll write more on that later...

Check ya Monday!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Make 'Em Laugh

This always makes me giggle. Enjoy.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Life Imitates Art

Well, I saw so much music last month, that OF COURSE I had to play it! Once I finally got back to Little Radio, that is.

Little Radio Playlist

P.A.C.O. - Ladytron
Disco Infiltrator - LCD Soundsystem
XR2 - M.I.A.
Fly Me to The Moon - Lyn Collins
It's A Shame - The Spinners
Sara Smile - Hall & Oates
Nude As The News - Cat Power
How I Came To Know - Lois Maffeo & Brendan Canty
Twinkle Twinkle - Uni & Her Ukelele
Poor Poor Pitiful Me - Linda Ronstadt
Methamphetamine Blues - Mark Lanegan
No More Now - The Smoke
Circles -You Am I
Kiss Me Deadly - Generation X
Official Suburbian Superman - Suzi Quatro
7 Heures De Matin - Jacqueline Taieb
Laisse Tomber Les Filles - France Gall
Les Filles Cest Fait (Pour Faire L'Amour) - Charlotte Leslie
Les Rois Mages - Sheila
J'aime Les Filles - Jacques Dutronc
Every Word Means No - Let's Active
Georgia You Were Right - Sally Jaye
She's Got You - Patsy Cline
If You Were Alien - The Brunettes
Telling Lies - Great Northern
Wake Up - Arcade Fire
Hook and Sling - Edie Bo
Adeniji - The Budos Band
Let's Go (It's Summertime) - James Reese & the Progressions
The Lighthouse - Interpol

Stay tuned... we'll have some fun guests this month. I hope!