December 30, 2018 10:00am
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!
This Tornado Loves You
December 16, 2018 10:00am
Neko Case was in town and played the best live show Boy Orbison and DJ HoneyBear saw all year. Orbison has tried to recreate her setlist in this weeks sho for those of you who couldn't make it.
Close to the Knives
December 2, 2018 10:00am
In observance of World AIDS day and in celebration of the death of Bush I, Boy Orbison is playing selections from David Wojnarowicz's memoir Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration.
A Boy and his HoneyBear
November 25, 2018 10:00am
Boy Orbison is joined by his husband, DJ HoneyBear and their surviving son, SF PhoenixDog.
The Saddest Music in the World
October 28, 2018 10:00am
Boy Orbison and DJ HoneyBear lost their youngest son this week. They are devastated and the music being played is a reflection of that.
Elliot Smith and the Gone Too Soons
October 14, 2018 8:00am
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.
Carsick with John Waters
September 30, 2018 8:00am
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!
Slouching Towards Lisbon
September 23, 2018 8:00am
Boy Orbison and DJ HoneyBear just got back from Portugal which is a beautiful and romantic place. This weeks set list is inspired by what they were seeing, hearing and doing while there.
Boy's not freaking out about turning 35
September 2, 2018 8:00am
Boy Orbison is NOT freaking out about turning 35. In fact, he's pulled together 2 hours of his favorite songs to help commemorate this milestone.
Wichita Trucker/Synth Party
August 26, 2018 8:00am
Friends of the show, Wichita Trucker debut their self-titled EP on this weeks show. In addition to that, Boy Orbison fell down a Synthy K Hole this week and his set list found its inspiration there.
We Need To Talk About Marion Zimmer Bradley
August 19, 2018 8:00am
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.
August 5, 2018 8:00am
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?!?
Bird watching with Jarvis Cocker
July 29, 2018 8:00am
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 Death of Bunny Munro
July 22, 2018 8:00am
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.
Karaoke Grab Bag
July 15, 2018 10:00am
Boy Orbison has pulled together a show of randomness for you. It's another attempt to cover The Spectrum, this week on the heals of a birthday party in a private karaoke booth.
Dumb Americans/I'm Afraid Of
July 1, 2018 10:00am
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.
Queer as Fuck
June 24, 2018 10:00am
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!
June 17, 2018 10:00am
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.
Absolute Beginners/Happy Endings
June 3, 2018 10:00am
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.
Angels, AIDS and Reagan
May 27, 2018 10:00am
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.