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

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hall of Mediocrity 2011

It's that time of year again music fans.  I'm looking for you my loyal readers to nominate new potential members to the Hall of Mediocrity.

Last year's proud members: Whitesnake and Grand Funk Railroad won't be in attendance this year.  In fact, many of the other members of the prestigious Hall, sent cease and desist letters, which we proudly display next to their exhibits.  They just keep giving us stuff.  I knew we inducted them for a reason.

This is open to all of you.  All you have to do is follow the rules as stated here:

I will be using the Rock Hall Induction Rules, as well as a couple of my own, which are as follows:

1.  There are no novelty, one hit wonder bands, such as Jimi Hendrix and The Grateful Dead...just seeing if we're paying attention.  Although, technically...they are one hit wonders.

2.  No band/performer will be inducted into the Hall of Mediocrity that are already in the "real" Hall of Fame.  I'm not taking anyone out that is already in, regardless of how I really feel about the band or performer.  You got lucky Aerosmith...very lucky.

3.  All bands being inducted are currently eligible for the Rock Hall and should they ever be inducted into the "real" Rock Hall, will be asked to leave immediately.  Those Hall of Fame bands get real egotistical, very quickly.  Plus, let's face it...they graduated to the big leagues...I'd never hold them back from going.
The nominees will be announced in November.  The induction will take place in December, just like last year...if I can get the elks lodge in Walla Walla, Washington this year...
I hope you all participate.  It'll make it more fun.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 Years Ago...Where Were You?

Dropping my car off for a brake job.  Waiting in my co-worker Mike's (Tank) truck, while he got some breakfast treats and hearing everything on the radio.  The day is a blur, but I remember a lot of it very vividly.  Setting up the screen in the demo room to watch the news coverage, listening to the radio all day, calling my then girlfriend and now wife to make sure she was alright.  So much has changed...

So where were you?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Off The Beaten Path Show # 9

Hey's your 43rd favorite internet radio show back again for another go round.  Bands you thought you left behind in high school and others you've never heard of.  In all seriousness, all the music I play is good, on some level...other levels might just be higher than others.

It's also the first show where I talk about the benefit concert for my friend Mark that I'm putting together.  Now, there is a team working on this concert with me...which is fantastic.  I hope it goes as well as I'd like it to.  On with the new play list, premiering this Monday on

Off The Beaten Path Show # 9  ( Mon. 9/12/11 12PM, Wed. 9/14/11 4PM and Fri. 9/16/11 8PM)

In The City – The Jam
Driven To Tears – The Police
Eighties – Killing Joke
School Days – The Runaways
Too Fast For Love – Motley Crue
You’re In Love – Ratt  (Hair Metal Song of the Week)
Hell Bent For Leather – Judas Priest
Belly Of The Beast – Anthrax
Got Me Under Pressure – ZZ Top
Helen Wheels – Wings
Jeepster – T. Rex
Action – Sweet
A Million Miles Away – The Plimsouls
Kiss Me On The Bus – The Replacements
Winter Games – Superchunk
Big Brown Eyes – The dB’s
History Never Repeats – Split Enz
All Gone Bad – The Throttles  (Playing the Benefit Concert)
Aces and Twos – The Devil Makes Three
Little Tiny Moustache – Stephen Lynch
Ragged Wood – Fleet Foxes
Jelly Bean – Eddie Cochran
The Loveless – Heavy Trash
Americadio – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret – Queens of the Stone Age
Hate To Say I Told You So – The Hives
Cut Your Hair – Pavement
Almost Ready – Dinosaur Jr.
Ride Away – Daddie Long Legs  (Playing the Benefit Concert)
Scarlet Begonias – Grateful Dead

If your in the New England area and would like to come to the benefit show...just follow the link to the event page.  We'd love to have you come on down.  Hope you enjoyed the 9th back for the next one in a couple of weeks.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Music Experiment - Part Who Knows? (The New Favorite Band)

ZZ Top

Granted she's only 3 months old, but she went nuts for ZZ Top earlier today.  I was watching a concert of theirs and she was kicking her feet and making all kinds of noise.  Wouldn't take her eyes off the I know she was paying attention.  If I walked by, her eyes would follow me, but then she'd realize that she wasn't watching the concert anymore...eyes right back on Billy Gibbons.  She has good taste already.

I know what you're thinking...of course she likes them and she'll like the Wiggles and Dora and a bunch of other kids music when she's introduced to them.  I'm not so sure. 

She still cries whenever Peter Frampton comes on the radio.  If she hears, "Baby, I Love Your Way" or "Show Me The Way" once more...I think she'll throw her bottle at the radio.

Poor Guy
This experiment will continue for a very long time.  If I can avoid kids music and pop junk forever with her...I will.