Wednesday, January 30, 2008

You Just Never Know...

...what you're gonna get on Little Radio!

Little Radio Playlist

Breathless - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Heading Home - Midlake
2080 - Yeasayer
The Ballad of Love & Hate - The Avett Brothers
My Spine is the Bassline - Shriekback
Coast Is Clear - Curve
Wanderlust - The Delays
Fluffy Tufts - Cocteau Twins
Skin To Wear - Straightjacket Fits
Shangri-La - The Kinks
Scorpion - The Budos Band
Don't Want You No More - Spencer Davis Group
Nitty gritty - Primal Scream
Things Got To Get Better - Lyn Collins
People In Love - Art Brut
Waiting Room - Fugazi
Your Own Secret Way / Sly - Coco
Glorious - The Breeders
Beautiful Things- The 3ds
Ride It On - Mazzy Star
My God Insane - Edith Frost
Fallin' - Wanda Jackson
Glad All Over - The Rums & Cokes
Every Word Means No - Let's Active
Every Night I'm Mentally Crucified (7000 Times) - Prolapse
Sex Dwarf - Soft Cell
Please Stop Dancing - Magnetic Fields
Laisses Tomber Les Filles - France Gall
Pull Shapes - The Pipettes
Safety In Numbers - The Rondelles
See Ya Home Tonight - The Pictures
Outlaws & Lovers - Belles Will Ring

Download it here! And enjoy!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Mucho Mas Radio

Want more? Got it!

Little Radio Playlist

My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
Boogie In My Bones - Laurel Aitken
On My Radio - The Selecter
Doing It Right - The Go! Team
Careless Whisper - The Gossip
Give Me Back My Man - The B-52's
I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend - The Rubinoos
B.O.O.T.A.Y. - Bangers & Cash
Bass On The Bottom - The Lady Tigra
Ready For the Floor - Hot Chip
Born Into the World - Supersystem
You Think But You Don't Think / Tamara Dobson - Coco
Cleo Cleopatra - Kari Lynn
Dap Walk - Ernie & the Top Notes, Inc.
If This Ain't Love (Don't Know What Is) - Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators
Uptight - Stevie Wonder
Tell Me - Sharon Jones
Don't Let Me Down - ELO
Cocaine Blues - Hank Thompson
Urban Struggle - The Vandals
Knowledge - Operation Ivy
Fat Bottom Girls - Queen
Kiss Me Deadly - Generation X
Lonely Just Like Me - Athur Alexander
Pictures of Matchstick Men - Status Quo
Lake Michigan - Rogue Wave
Star Sign - Teenage Fanclub
Cherry Cherry - Unrest
Tally Ho - The Clean
California Girls - Magnetic Fields
A Mess Of Blues - Elvis Presley

Groovy good times - hope you had them too! Re-live it by downloading here. Thanks!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Live Fast, Die Young

It's true! The Washington Post says so!

Study Affirms Rocks Stars Do Die Younger

The Associated Press
Tuesday, September 4, 2007; 3:18 PM

LONDON -- Living fast and dying young has long been part of rock 'n' roll lore.

And now there are statistics that affirm the image, according to a study released Tuesday.

Researchers at Liverpool John Moores University, whose report appeared in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, studied a sample of North American and British rock and pop stars and concluded they are more than twice as likely to die a premature death as ordinary citizens of the same age.

The team studied 1,064 stars from the rock, punk, rap, R&B, electronic and new age genres in the "All Time Top 1,000" albums published in 2000. They compared each artist's age at death with that of European and U.S. citizens of similar backgrounds, sex and ethnicity.

Mark Bellis, leader of the study, said his research showed the stereotype of rock stars was true _ recreational drugs and alcohol-fueled parties take a toll.

The report found that, between two and 25 years after the onset of fame, the risk of death was two to three times higher for music stars than for members of the general population matched for age, sex, nationality and ethnic background.

In all, 100 of the stars studied had died _ 7.3 percent of women and 9.6 percent of men. They included Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.

The average age of death was 42 for North American stars and 35 for European stars.

Long-term drug or alcohol problems accounted for more than one in four of the deaths, the study found. The first years of success are the most dangerous, with both British and American musicians three times more likely to die than the average person during that time.

While the music world is not only filled but also fueled these days by aging music stars _ Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan among them _ industry observers were not surprised by the findings.

"Being a pop star is a crash-and-burn sort of lifestyle," said rock journalist and broadcaster John Aizlewood. "If you go into it, you want adulation. You want to respond to the crowd. You can't be a pop star in isolation. If you need that adulation, you obviously have other needs.

"It was ever thus. If you look back to Victorian times _ Byron, Shelley those kind of people _ being creative requires living on the edge in a way that being in insurance doesn't."

Dr. Tim Williams, a psychiatrist specializing in addiction at the University of Bristol, also said the increased mortality might be a byproduct of the artistic personality.

"You could argue that rock stars and pop stars have a sensation-seeking personality, that they have this desire to put themselves in these terrifying situations _ performing in front of a large group of people _ that also makes them vulnerable to dependence on substances, which markedly increases mortality," he said.

In good news for aging rockers, the study found that after 25 years of fame, stars' death rates began to return to normal _ at least in Europe. A European star still living 25 years after achieving fame faces a similar mortality rate to the European public. U.S. artists, however, continue to die in greater numbers.

The study said this difference "might be explained by differences in longer-term experience of fame, with more performing in later years ... continued media interest and associated stress and substance use in North American pop stars."

Additionally, said Bellis, "Many (U.S. musicians) die in poverty and there is not the same type of public-health provision there" as in Europe.

"The music business would do well to take the health risks of substance abuse and risk-taking behaviors more seriously," wrote Bellis, the lead author of the study.

"This is not only because of the long-term effects on the stars themselves, but also because of the influence these stars exert on others."

Dr. Francis Keaney, an expert in addiction treatment at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, said the death rates are likely to fall in the future.

"People are better educated about drug and alcohol abuse than they were in the past," Keaney said. "Thirty years ago, you could name dozens of people living hedonistic lifestyles in the music industry. Today there are far fewer."

Saturday, January 19, 2008


About a year and a half ago, this happened to my beloved CRX by a hit and run driver... The frame was bent (hell, the car bounced onto the sidewalk with the force of it) and it was totaled.

So after about 6 months of using my dad's truck, I settled on a new car. It' s an okay car, another Honda, black, pretty new, pretty zippy. But it's been jinxed. Things just sort of happen to it. Since I've had it, it's been broken into twice, had the suspension replaced, and the engine nearly caught on fire due to the lameness of the EZ Lube guys (Of course, my insurance company couldn't definitely prove those guys didn't re-connect stuff properly, because maybe things just SHOOK loose, but really...)

So I got a new car. And what should happen to it?

Yea, this.

On a dark, moonlit night on Hyperion in Silverlake, a young man driving a white Honda decided to play bumper cars with 5 parked vehicles.

Mine was # 4.

Once the driver was done, he jumped out of his car and ran away. His Honda stayed, playing Spanish pop to keep us company while we waited for cops and towtrucks. Two of the cars were totaled, mine was almost totaled. However, his white Hinda Accord didn't do so badly. Funny ha ha, huh?

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Radio Goes On...

At Little Radio, of course!

This week, I was lucky enough to have special guests, Redcar!

Little Radio Playlist

What I Don't Know About You - You Am I
Circles - Les Fleur De Lys
Get Down From The Tree - The Matadors
Spooky - Dusty Springfield
Merry Happy - Kate Nash
Something I've Got To Tell You - The Honeycombs
Our Secrets - Jim, Son of James
Detlef Schrempf - Band of Horses
Blowing Kisses - Sarabeth Tucek
Blues From Down Here - TV On The Radio
Freeway - Magnetic Fields
I Can Only Give You Everything - MC5
Long & Lonesome Road - Shocking Blue
Hippy Dippy Do - Rocket From the Crypt

REDCAR INTERVIEW! And groovy live performance.

Pin Drop - Redcar
Can't Feel My Soul - Teenage Fanclub
Wait - Lanky
If You Were Alien - The Brunettes
California (All The Way) - Luna
September Gurls - Big Star
You Burn Bright - Everest
It Wasn't Said To Ask - Foreign Born
Fraternity U.S.A. - The Ladybugs
Don't Drop Out - Dolly Parton

Download it here, if you like.

And thank you for listening!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Scott's so CRAY-ZEE!

Really, tune in. He's hilarious. Good tunes, too.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

My Favorite Things...

The "Best Of" show!

Little Radio Playlist

we started with favorite songs...

The Golden State - John Doe
Get It On - Grinderman
The Heinrich Maneuver - Interpol
Devastation - The Besnard Lakes
Paper Planes - M.I.A.
Brunettes Against Bubblegum Youth - The Brunettes
Twinkle Twinkle - Uni & Her Ukelele
Georgia, You Were Right - Sally Jaye
Exodus Honey - Honeycut
Telling Lies - Great Northern
Someone Great - LCD Soundsystem
Go Places - he New Pornographers
Nights Are Long - Intramural

then on to things not form 2007 that I just got clued in to...

Why Don't We Do It In the Road - Lowell Fusion
That's Life - Snatch & the Poontangs
Ice Cream Song - The Dynamics

to songs from my favorite 2007 albums...

(10) Kingdom of Doom - The Good, The Bad & he Queen
(9) Tell Me - Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
(8) Nantes - Beirut
(7) This Is A Landslide - Intramural
(6) Depth Charge Ethyl - Grinderman
(5) Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
(4) Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Iron & Wine
(3) XR2 - M.I.A.
(2) A Year From Now - Blanche
(1) Low Is A Height - Great Northern

to something to look forward to!

Too Drunk to Dream - Magnetic Fields

And that's all folks! Download the show here if you like.