Boy Orbison is joined by friends of his who have also chosen careers in the wild, wild world of animal control. It's not just Playing With Puppies and there's a lot more dead-person nudity than you expected!
The Spectrum with Boy Orbison Elliot Smith and the Gone Too Soons
The Spectrum with Boy OrbisonElliot Smith and the Gone Too Soons
It's been 15 years since Elliot Smith killed himself. As a result, Boy Orbison has a set list featuring some of his favorite Elliot Smith songs as well as samplings from other artists who left us too soon. Guest DJ Pancetta stops by and joins in this celebration of Emo.
The Spectrum with Boy Orbison Carsick with John Waters
The Spectrum with Boy OrbisonCarsick with John Waters
This weeks set list was inspired by John Waters book, Carsick, which is Water's comical account of hitchhiking across America. It proved to be a retro soundtrack inspired by the Prince of Filth. Now go make a sign and stand on the side of the road, you hippy!
The Spectrum with Boy Orbison We Need To Talk About Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Spectrum with Boy OrbisonWe Need To Talk About Marion Zimmer Bradley
Boy Orbison is still processing The Mists of Avalon in the context of the posthumous allegations of child abuse against the authoress. Join him while he tries to detangle this web of pseudo-feminist incest in the best way he knows how: through music.
Boy Orbison is riding high this week after helping put out his neighbors RV fire and safely pulling their dogs and cats from it. He realizes that bragging isn't cute, but sometimes it's merited. This weeks set list is eclectic to be sure, but with Neko Case serving as musical bookends, how can you go wrong?!?
The Spectrum with Boy Orbison Bird watching with Jarvis Cocker
The Spectrum with Boy OrbisonBird watching with Jarvis Cocker
Boy Orbison took his family camping this week. The dogs got to go boating for the first time and didn't appreciate seeing a Bald Eagle at all! Orbison has been listening to Jarvis Cocker's latest album, "Room 29", and that, along with road tripping through California, have inspired this weeks playlist.
The Spectrum with Boy Orbison The Death of Bunny Munro
The Spectrum with Boy OrbisonThe Death of Bunny Munro
This week, Boy Orbison brings you a set list inspired by Nick Cave's Traci-comic novel, The Death of Bunny Munro. The novel proves to be a visceral jumping off point into the dark abyss of Cave's ever sharp mind.
The Spectrum with Boy Orbison Dumb Americans/I'm Afraid Of
The Spectrum with Boy OrbisonDumb Americans/I'm Afraid Of
Boy Orbison is gearing up to visit his in-laws in Nebraska the week of July 4th. Not knowing what to expect, he has pulled together a playlist of songs about this complicated country as well as some of his favorite tracks to bring on a road trip.
In observance of PRIDE, Boy Orbison has pulled together an extra gay playlist for you. From Sylvester to Sleater-Kinney, The Spectrum is definitely covered. Dress your dog in his or her favorite tutu and get ready to dance, Homo Style!
In observance of Father's Day, Boy Orbison has pulled together a set list full of music by fathers. Some of these artists were better dads than others, but we're not here to judge. We're here to listen to their music.
The Spectrum with Boy Orbison Absolute Beginners/Happy Endings
The Spectrum with Boy OrbisonAbsolute Beginners/Happy Endings
This week, Boy Orbison's housemate moved out and DJ HoneyBear officially began building a home together. They're Absolute Beginners who might have found their Happy Ending at the same time. Regardless, both of those songs are getting air time this week.
The Spectrum with Boy Orbison Angels, AIDS and Reagan
The Spectrum with Boy OrbisonAngels, AIDS and Reagan
In the inaugural episode of The Spectrum with Boy Orbison, Orbison is raving about Berkeley Rep's new production of Angels In American and has prepared a set list inspired by Angels, AIDS and Reagan. The Spectrum with Boy Orbison is a lot like Pure Pop for Queer Lovers, just with a more fitting name.