The International Silver String Submarine Band. My brother Michael and I used to watch Little Rascals every day for hours on end. His kids watch them (he bought all the dvds), and I hope his kids’ kids will watch them. I always liked the radio guy in the booth getting his hat blown off, and always felt just like that guy when we’d have really noisy bands on in the radio studio who were sorta out of control (Cows, Mother’s Day, Killdozer.) Lots of over-modulation going on.
So it’s another radio nightmare…sort of. I was trying to deejay a show with one of my old radio cohorts, my friend Abbi who calls me “Punk Rock Mom.” Apparently I had been away from doing radio for some time and I didn’t know that they had changed everything in the studio. The music was being programmed in the same manner as the HAL 9000 computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Anyway, when we started playing music, all it was was ducks quacking. Abbi assured me that was what everyone wanted to hear. I attributed this to the fact that there was a mallard couple sitting in our little man-made backyard pond yesterday – just sitting there like they were ready to start a nest. I should’ve taken a photo. Not sure if Mr. and Mrs. M knew that there are two dogs on the premises weighing 76 and 96 pounds. But apparently the music “that the kids like” will be ducks quacking. You heard it here first!
Then I insisted that we play some Jayne/Wayne County, but we couldn’t find anything amidst the HAL system. Jayne must have been on my mind because of the big to-do regarding Facebook taking down her “vulgar” post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/jayne-county-transgender_n_5169324.html – it really chapped my ass to the point of entering my dream.
And then it ended, as all of my radio dreams/nightmares do – in dead air space, with the mic open and not having anything cued up and not being able to speak.
So “Spazz” got stuck in my head today. I’ve been practicing song exorcism on the radio for years now – inflicting whatever stuck song it is on my poor unsuspecting listeners. These days, if I find the song on Youtube, I put it on Facebook with a brief explanation, but I thought I’d be super nice and share it on my blog today. From my brain to your ears.
This is actually a great song – just not when it’s looping through my head non-stop. So, in an effort to purge it from wherever it is in my noggin such things get lodged, here it is, North Wales’ psychedelic group from the late 60’s The Elastik Band’s “Spazz.”
It could be so much worse. One time it was Bryan Adams’ “Everybody Wants You.”
So my friend Nancy asked me to fill in on her radio show last night because they were going out of town, and I thought I’d play Christmas music, like some straight up nice Christmas music…I do have SOME nice regular music. But oh no, I’ve gotta be a naughty devil and a scoundrel. So it was Judy Garland singing with Mel Torme immediately followed by Killdozer…I just couldn’t help myself.
I am completely selfish when it comes to doing radio – after over 28 years of doing it I have come to this conclusion – if I am not entertaining myself, it’s simply not worth doing. It’s all been on a volunteer basis, anyway, so I might as well be having fun, right???
So here’s a link to it – enjoy. http://kfai.org/node/40700 Read the rest of this entry