Friday, December 16, 2011

Off The Beaten Path - X-Mas Show

Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends...well, technically, it ends after about 2 hours, but you know what I mean.  This is my X-Mas's a straight edge Christmas...I'm a little sleep deprived.  Let's get all the formalities out of the way.  This will be premiering Monday 12/19/11 @ 12PM, replays on Wednesday 12/21/11 @ 4PM and Friday 12/23/11 @ 8PM (perfect for a Holiday party).  See how to listen on

The first show of the New Year won't be until Monday 1/9/ everyone involved a couple weeks off during the holidays.  The first show of the year will be the Bands/Performers That Should Be In The RNRHOF, But Are Not Show.  Only artists that have released their first album at least 25 years ago, are eligible.  Using the Rock Hall's qualifications.

Off The Beaten Path X-Mas Show

The Man In The Santa Suit – Fountains of Wayne
Someday At Christmas – Pearl Jam
Yule Shoot Your Eye Out – Fall Out Boy
A Christmas Carol – Tom Lehrer
The Blizzard – Camera Obscura
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You – Billy Squier
Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto – Mojo Nixon
The 12 Days of Christmas – Straight No Chaser
You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Gary Hoey
Run Rudolph Run – Lemmy/Gibbons/Grohl
The Winter Song – Angel
Silent Night – The Dickies
Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight) – Ramones
Christmas At Ground Zero – Weird Al Yankovic
Winter Wonderland – Fleming & John
Suddenly It’s Christmas – Loudon Wainwright III
Five Wishes On Christmas – Steve Martin
Christmas In Hollis – Run–DMC
O Holy Night – South Park Kids
Father Christmas – The Kinks
One More Christmas (To Put Up With You) – Amazing Royal Crowns
Little Saint Nick – Beach Boys
Hey Santa! – Chris Isaak
Santa Bring My Back My Baby – Elvis Presley
We Three Kings – Reverend Horton Heat
Christmastime – Aimee Mann & Michael Penn
Thanks For Christmas – XTC (The Three Wise Men)
Christmas Card From A Hooker – Tom Waits
The Twelve Days of Christmas – Bob & Doug McKenzie
I Am Santa Claus – Bob Rivers
A Christmas Without Weed – Phish
Christmas Song – Metro
Season’s Greetings – Saturday Night Live

Friday, December 2, 2011

Off The Beaten Path - Show #14

We are back for another installment of Off The Beaten Path on  There will be one more show before 2011 goes away.  The Christmas show will be airing in the middle of the month on 12/19/11.  Let's not get ahead of ourselves, because I believe show #14 is as good as any other show I've put together.  I hope you all enjoy listening to it.  The premiere date is Monday, 12/5/11 @ 12PM EST...with replays on Wednesday, 12/7/11 @ 4PM and Friday, 12/9/11 @ 8PM.

Lastly, I'll be doing another themed show after the New Year, about bands/performers that should be in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame (that aren't).  Not sure when, but it'll probably be late January or early February.  Nominate bands for that show...that's always a great debate.  They have to be eligible for nomination.  Basically, it has to be 25 years since they released their first album.

On with the play list:

Off The Beaten Path Show 14

Last Kiss – Joe Bonamassa
Astro Man – Jimi Hendrix
(Vocal Break 1)
The Devil You Know – Anthrax
Find Your Way Back – Jefferson Starship
Little Fighter – White Lion
Electric Eye – Judas Priest
(Vocal Break 2)
Movin’ On Up – Primal Scream
I Think She Likes Me – Treat Her Right
What’s He Got? – The Producers
Back Of My Mind – The Autumn Defense
Give It Up – Hothouse Flowers
(Vocal Break 3)
The Dead Heart – Midnight Oil
She’s A Runner – Billy Squier
New Girl Now – Honeymoon Suite
3 Strange Days – School Of Fish
(Vocal Break 4)
Cheap Reward – The Devil Makes Three
Sex Beat – The Gun Club
Road Runner – Backbeat Band
Rumble In Brighton – Brian Setzer Orchestra
If Sugar Was As Sweet As You – Rockpile
(Vocal Break 5)
Flame – Sebadoh
Teenage Gluesniffer – The Queers
21st Century (Digital Boy) – Bad Religion
Dope Nose – Weezer
Boxcar – Jawbreaker
Somewhere – Husker Du
(Vocal Break 6)
The Stroll – The Diamonds
Smokey Joe’s CafĂ© – The Robins
Rag Doll – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
He Doesn’t Know Why – Fleet Foxes

Hope you enjoy it...Thanks for listening.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Off The Beaten Path - Show 13

Alright loyal's show # 13 coming at you on Monday, 11/14/11 @ 12PM with replays to follow on Wednesday, 11/16/11 @ 4PM and Friday, 11/18/11 @ 8PM, all EST on  Off The Beaten Path Show 14 will premiere on December 5th and the Christmas/Holiday Show will premiere on December 19th.  So get those requests in ASAP.  Go to the Facebook page here.  Without further ado, here's the play list for Show 13

Off The Beaten Path Show 13

Hello America – Def Leppard
Let’s Dance – Chris Montez
Memphis – Chuck Berry
Little Red Riding Hood – Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs
Ace of Spades – Motorhead
Unchained – Van Halen
Green-Tinted Sixties Mind – Mr. Big (Hair Metal Song of the Week)
Why Do You Think They Call It Dope? – Love/Hate
Old Money – The Upper Crust
Down With The Ship – Scatterbrain
Do Ya – ELO
The Jean Genie – David Bowie
Gudby t’Jane – Slade
The Lies In Your Eyes – Sweet
Candy-O – The Cars
Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Girls – Dwight Twilley
Sweet Lady – What Made Milwaukee Famous
Ca Plane Pour Moi – Plastic Bertrand
Looking For Clues – Robert Palmer
Sick of Myself – Matthew Sweet
Stardog Champion – Mother Love Bone
Porch – Pearl Jam
Bottle of Fur – Urge Overkill
Story Of My Life – Social Distortion
Fly Me Courageous – Drivin’ and Cryin’
Can’t Even Tell – Soul Asylum
Why Does The Sun Shine? – They Might Be Giants
Cheapskate – Supergrass
Mystic Eyes – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Off The Beaten Path - Halloween Show

I would normally write a lot more about the show and various other things, but I'm still trying to recover from the benefit concert.  It was a very late night, but we did raise some money...even in the bizarre New England snowstorm of late October 2011.  Hopefully you'll enjoy the show.  Monday 10/31 @ 12PM, Wednesday 11/2 @ 4PM and Friday 11/4 @ 8PM.

Off The Beaten Path - Halloween Show

Fire – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Halloween Hootenanny – Zacherle
Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
War Pigs – Black Sabbath
Halloween (She’s So Mean) – Rob Zombie and the Ghastly Ones
City of the Dead – The Clash
I Put A Spell On You – Screaming Jay Hawkins
The Halloween Dance – Reverend Horton Heat
Wolfman’s Brother – Phish
Man On The Silver Mountain – Rainbow
Cemetery Gates – Pantera
Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult
Little Demon – The Amazing Crowns
Country Death Song – Violent Femmes
Ghost Rider – Henry Rollins
Hell – Squirrel Nut Zippers
Ghouls Night Out – The Misfits
I Drink Blood – Rocket From The Crypt
Head Crusher – Megadeth
Night Creatures – Superchunk
Halloween – Stephen Lynch
Boris The Spider – The Who
The Thing That Should Not Be – Metallica
Monster Mash – Bobby Boris Pickett
The Witch – The Sonics
Munsters Theme – Los Straitjackets
Cretin Hop – The Ramones
Stigmata Martyr – Bauhaus
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Happy Halloween - Zacherle

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Off The Beaten Path Show # 11

I don't get a chance to post a lot in the blog anymore.  I however never forget to post the play list for the next radio show.  Please don't forget to "Like" our page on Facebook...all the kids are doing it.  It's also the easiest and quickest way to find out what's going with the show.  There will be a special Halloween show coming up on Halloween, since it falls on a Monday this year.  So, look for that in a couple of weeks.  We still have show # 11 to without anymore we go.

Off The Beaten Path Show # 11: Monday 10/17 12PM, Wednesday 10/19 4PM and Friday 10/21 8PM EST on

Hello There – Cheap Trick
Squeaky Fingers – Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
Public Image – Public Image Ltd.
Get It On (Bang A Gong) – The Power Station
Super Stupid – Funkadelic
Ozone Baby – Led Zeppelin
Valley Girl – Frank Zappa
Corona – Minutemen
Made For You – Rocket From The Crypt
Satisfaction – Devo
Video Killed The Radio Star – The Presidents of USA
Into Your Arms – Lemonheads
Everyday Clothes – Jonathan Richman
Hastily – Snake Rattle Rattle Snake
Peek – A – Boo – Siouxie & The Banshees
Tattooed Love Boys – The Pretenders
Dreaming – Blondie
Ooo Wee – Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Don’t Run Wild – The Del Fuegos
Sailing Off – The Throttles
I Know A Place – The Shods
Dig For Fire – Pixies
East Coast Hollywood – Daddie Long Legs
Tommy The Cat – Primus
I Feel Love – Paul Gilbert
Smooth Up In Ya – Bullet Boys (Hair Metal Song of the Week)
Say What You Will – Fastway
Aces High – Iron Maiden
It’s Love – King’s X
Handshake Drugs - Wilco

Go to the Facebook page and tell me what you think. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Off The Beaten Path On FaceSpace/MyBook

Just something different I found

I finally took the show to Facebook.  I figured it's much easier to find everything in one spot.  I'll still post my playlists here before the show and they will also get posted on Facebook.  It's the K.I.S.S. theory...Keep It Simple Stupid. 

Also, since most of the world uses, really they do...they made a movie about it...I figure the odds that I'll get song requests would be better.  So, here goes usual.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Off The Beaten Path Show # 10

This is a very special show, because I'm giving away a prize.  No, I'm not kidding...more about that in a few minutes.  This is already the 10th show of Off The Beaten Path.  I just like playing music and promoting bands that many haven't had the chance to hear before.  Anything I can do to help out a band that I like, I'll do.  All bands are struggling...unless they are a household name.  Those are few and far between these days.  On with the playlist.

Off The Beaten Path Show # 10 - Mon. 9/26 12PM, Wed. 9/28 4PM, Fri. 9/30 8PM all EST on

Bad Motor Scooter – Montrose
Fireball – Deep Purple
Hammer To Fall – Queen
Long May You Run – Neil Young
Don’t Leave Me On My Own – Chris Issak
Stephanie Says – Velvet Underground
Late In The Evening – Paul Simon
Satan Is Real-Straight To Hell – Hank Williams III
Dead In The Water – Supersuckers
10 AM Automatic – The Black Keys
Nights Like These – Lucero
Crime Scene Cleanup Team – Tin Horn Prayer
These Days – REM
The Whole Of The Moon – The Waterboys
Unsung – Helmet
Psalm 69 – Ministry
Turn Up The Night – Black Sabbath
Give It To Me Good – Trixter
Loanshark Blues – Rory Gallagher
Autonomy – Buzzcocks
Dirty Boots – Sonic Youth
Los Angeles – X
Me! I Disconnect From You – Gary Numan/Tubeway Army
2000 Man – Rolling Stones
Here Today – Beach Boys
I’m Gonna Love You Too – Buddy Holly
I’m Only Sleeping – Beatles
With A Girl Like You – The Troggs
Superfly – Curtis Mayfield
Baby, I’m A Star - Prince

On to the prize...If you can tell me what the Hair Metal Song of The Week (I always point it out, but not this show) is...I'll give you free entry into The Benefit Concert for Mark Smith on October 29th at Ri Ra in Providence, RI.  Of course, you kinda have to be in the New England area to get this prize...sorry to all my listeners out of the area.  It's a hell of a value...There will be three great bands playing that night and a raffle that is growing by the day.  So, you can use the money you save on getting into the show to buy raffle tickets.

All answers must be emailed to me personally here.  We'll exchange some info and I'll put you on the list.  Take advantage of it.  Also here is the poster for the show...which Bragg Art & Design did as a favor.

Oct. 29th Ri Ra Providence, RI