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  • Program Notes 37

    published December 29, 1993

    Welcome to my house full of junk. My wife has completed the biggest project since the building of Hoover Dam or the cutting of the Tamiami Trail,... More >>

  • Program Notes 36

    published December 22, 1993

    You wanna play Xmas with me, buckwheat, I'll play ya some freakin' Xmas. So it turns out Luke Campbell is a nigger. Jesus Christ --... More >>

  • Program Notes 35

    published December 15, 1993

    There is one good thing about this. People can find me. Even if I'm not lost, were that ever the case. I try to avoid righting, or writing, or... More >>

  • Program Notes 34

    published December 8, 1993

    Yeah, so there's this thing, like when you ask someone if they like a certain song, say Joshua Kadison's "Jessie" (yo, Brother Chuck, check it,... More >>

  • The Unbroken Circle

    published December 8, 1993

    How cold is it in Milwaukee? "Too cold," says Inner Circle's Ian Lewis, on the phone from a suburb of the Wisconsin city. Of course, it's cold in... More >>

  • Program Notes 33

    published December 1, 1993

    The other day I received one of the most articulate and thoughtful letters I've ever got and I wish I had space to sling the whole thing. Reis... More >>

  • Double Exposure

    published December 1, 1993

    This political correctness thing's gotten so out of hand there aren't too many words left that won't offend someone somewhere. Americans don't... More >>

  • Gimme Swelter

    published December 1, 1993

    They made a record and it went in the chart The sky was the limit Their A&R man said, "I don't hear a single" The future was... More >>

  • Program Notes 32

    published November 24, 1993

    This is time for no rock and roll, it's time for gluttony and invasion. Time for football and fawning over whichever grandfather has the most... More >>

  • Program Notes 31

    published November 17, 1993

    For the next six weeks or so, Americans will occasionally and collectively be nice to each other. It happens every year around the time it starts... More >>

  • Know Yourself

    published November 17, 1993

    Like the members of any decent self-made band, these four guys need to go out flyering soon. They do that a lot, flyering, spreading the good word... More >>

  • That Sinking Feeling

    published November 10, 1993

    The last two hours of October 28 sounded like death. Anyone listening that night to 88.3 FM (home of pirate Radio X) heard a grueling,... More >>

  • Program Notes

    published November 10, 1993

    A whole new era for "Program Notes." Yes, kids, we've moved up to baby photos. Oh, stop crying. In September 1989 Meat Loaf told me about... More >>

  • Tanqueray with Another Twist

    published November 3, 1993

    Miami'll drink to that! Having won the Southeast regional semifinals of the Tanqueray Rocks talent contest at the Stephen Talkhouse on... More >>

  • Program Notes 29

    published November 3, 1993

    The best thing that happened to me last week was getting to see my dad. Trust me, you don't want to hear about the worst. That Natural... More >>

  • Shiver Me Timbers!

    published October 27, 1993

    Dumb it down, mainstream it, keep it safe, and corral the masses for your advertisers. The mentality of commercial radio programmers explains... More >>

  • Program Notes 28

    published October 27, 1993

    Now do I get it, now do I have a clue? Doubtful, but I heard hope. Lots of it. I was pretending I was dreaming that I was a normal person, heading... More >>

  • Glory Days

    published October 20, 1993

    At the tunnel-light end of the Seventies, Ted Gottfried was working as a water-meter reader for Dade County. Leslie Wimmer was employed at a... More >>

  • Tanqueray with a Twist

    published October 20, 1993

    Each year, out of the goodness of their promotion-hungry hearts, booze giant Tanqueray sponsors Tanqueray Rocks, a national battle of the bands... More >>

  • Program Notes 27

    published October 20, 1993

    Forgot all about this nonsense, didn'tcha? In between the $250 brake job (first estimate: six bills) at Meineke (where you pay less or they screw... More >>

  • The Top Ten

    published October 20, 1993

    The Top Ten By Greg Baker Not a sound is heard from the music industry that isn't calculated. Artists are not signed, records are... More >>

  • Program Notes 24

    published September 29, 1993

    Near the end of some of his live shows Steve Forbert sings about how "you cannot win if you do not play." Being a certified loser, I wouldn't... More >>

  • Program Notes

    published September 22, 1993

    The other night about 4:00 or 5:00 a.m. at Spo-dee-o-dee, just for fun -- I wasn't on X, I wasn't even ecstatic -- I kept hugging people.... More >>

  • Program Notes 22

    published September 15, 1993

    You know the bomb is mack when you spot John Hood at a rock and roll show in a place like Stephen Talkhouse. But there he was, the most dapper... More >>

  • The Square's Deal

    published September 15, 1993

    There aren't too many things that have not happened within the hallowed walls of Washington Square. Here's one: lobster parties. This... More >>

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