Some music for you

July 21, 10am

OK, so here’s my first attempt at uploading music to my blog. If this works, I’ll do it on a regular basis. Let me know if you have any requests. It’s not radio, but at least I get to share with you the music I’m listening to right now.

Also, if you’re an artist or label and you don’t want me posting your music, then let me know and I’ll take it down. Support live, local music, and go buy CDs. I don’t have an issue with downloading a song or two, to get a feel for an artist, but if you like what you hear, then you should show them that, by going out and purchasing their stuff.


Revolution Blues, Neil Young, buy On the Beach
Lay Lady, Lay, Magent, buy On your Side.
Pussy, Brazilian Girls, Check out their site here. Too funny. Great groove.
Redemption Song, Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer, buy Unearthed. What a duet.
Thunder Road, Tortoise & Bonnie Prince Billy, buy it here. An excellent cover of the Springsteen classic.
Some Velvet Morning, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood, buy Fairy Tales and Fantasies
Monkey Man, The Mike Lee Sound, check him out here.
Satt Att Se, Dungen, check them out here. They are releasing their 4th CD “4” in September.
These are the People in your Neighborhood, Idiot Flesh, buy their stuff here. This band is long gone, but th memories remain. Today we know them best as Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.
Richard Nixon Died Today, by Negativland, go here for their great sounds.

Let me know if any links are dead. Also, please let me know what you think. I’m happy to keep this up regularly if you all are enjoying it.


Posting music

July 19, 2pm

Ok you all, I need some help here. Being a radio DJ for 20 years, has made me really want to share a lot of music with you on this site. The thing is, I can’t for the life of me figure out how to upload music to a post. Please help. I know how to paste a link, and post a video, but how do I upload a music file from my hard drive?

What say you?


My Trip to the DMV

July 18, 8am

You know, I love a trip to the DMV. The last time I went there, I received a ticket for exiting through the entrance. You heard me. When I went there on Wednesday to get new license plates, because I received a $100 ticket for having no front plate, I was told the front plate was actually STUCK to the back plate. When I bought the car last April, I asked the owner where the front plate was. His response was that it must have been stolen. WTF? I had already recieved 2, count them 2, tickets for not having a front plate. I know, I know, “dude, WTF? Go get the damn plate already.” I’m a glutten for punishment.

So I finally find the time and incination to head down there. I will say they’ve got that place organized pretty well these days. The waiting isn’t that long, they have the TV monitor to tell you when your number is up, and the people watching is amazing. We are all equals in the DMV. I imagine a similar feeling after the ’06 quake and fire in SF. All the rich and poor standing in the bread lines together; shaking hands and working for the common good. Yeah, it’s something like that.

Anyway, the kind lady at the check in, tells me to go remove my exisxting plate, and bring it back to her. I do so. Upon returning, she takes a look at the plate in my hand, tells me to look at the edge, and low and behold, I have two plates stuck together! Damn! $200 f&^%ing dollars later I have two plates stuck together. I’m as pleased as one can imagine, knowing that I don’t have to pay for new plates. At the same time, how much can a set of new plates be? $25? $50? Not $200!!!

I take the plates out and put them both on the car. I then show a DMV employee my most recent, and third ticket for no license plate, which I “accidentally” tore in half when I received it. He signed off on it. I better mail it in, right?

As for the ticket for exiting through the entrance; this happened at the Daly City DMV. They ticketed me, but I aruged SUCCESSFULLY in court, that there is a broken double-yellow line in the street, in front of the driveway. Although there is a sign that states “Entrance Only”, the broken double-yellow line implies that one can exit, and turn left onto the street. I questioned the officer for 15 minutes. I had pictures. The judge loved it. I beat that cop. I beat that cop bad! Ha!

I hadn’t received a moving violation in 17 years, before I got a ticket for speeding on Dolores in SF, in the summer of 2006. I beat that one too. Dang, I’m pretty good about getting out of tickets. I’m just too lazy to go get a license plate I never needed. $200!!!!!!!!!

New outlet for fun

July 11, 4pm

Since I’ve been off the air for over a month, I’ve found a few things to take up my free time. I’m spending way too much time on Facebook. I don’t know why really. I also have no idea why the hell anyone would still be on MySpace?!?! What the hell does that site offer anyway? I’m sure Rupert Murdock is wondering the same thing.

Anyway, I spent last Friday through Monday up in Point Arena, celebrating their centennial, with 501 of my newest friends. Great town. It’s on highway 1, in Mendecino county.

Lots of pics are available here.

I also shot a ton of pics of the Extra Action Marching Band, who played ceaselessly while they were there. I appreciate the fact that they played to the families during the day, in their PG13ness, and then at night they offered a more “blue” set for us inebriated folks. Too much fun. You can see the pics for EAMB here.

You can also see my vids of the trip on my Vimeo page, here.

Eventually I’ll find my way back to the radio. I’m actually displeased that I haven’t been on lately. There is so much great new music out there. I picked up the new Melvins, Free Kitten, Mudhoney, Isobel Campbell/Mark Lanegan CDs, and the There Will Be Blood soundtrack within the last few weeks. There is so much great music out there.

I’m also enjoying this great Athens, GA band, Harvey Milk. I wonder if folks in Georgia know who Harvey Milk was? Hmm…

I’m not in the mood to do a podcast though. I just don’t find it spontaneous enough. I don’t like the idea of hitting the delete button if I don’t care for what I just said or played. I don’t play like that.