PLAYLIST 04/17/11

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Listening to the radio KEVIN KINNEY
Vinyl Records TODD SNIDER
Girl in Golden Disc RECORDS
Record Store MADISON SQUARE GARDENERS (Brooklyn)
Sorry SMITHEREENS
Let me into your life THE BEAT
Street of dreams RAINBOW (happy bday Ritchie Blackmore)
Intervention ARCADE FIRE
Danny Felter WILD DEER (Brooklyn)
Lukin (live easy St) PEARL JAM
Little Willy SWEET (happy bday mike chapman)
Oh Tara KNACK
Cryin Shame MUSE (happy bday Kate Hudson)
It’s a shame BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ANS E STREET BAND
Depression Times RODEO QUEENS
Me and the Boys DAVE EDMUNDS (happy bday Dave)
Who’s Coming back to who DIRTY PEARLS (nyc)
High Fidelity (Live) ELVIS COSTELLO (happy bday Nick Hornby)
As cool as I am DAR WILLIAMS (happy bday Dar)
Hooked on a feeling BLUE SWEDE (happy bday Bjorn Skifs)
My Terrible Friend PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
Picture Sleeve THE DB’s
Blank and Run LIZ PHAIR (happy bday Liz)
I only want to be with you DUSTY SPRINGFIELD (happy bday Dusty)
Lovesong ADELE
Why Can’t I be You CURE
Left of the dial REPLACEMENTS
Without a trace SOUL ASYLUM (happy bday Dave Pirner)
All over again JOHNNY CASH
Femme Fatale GIRL IN A COMA
Ciao Edie THE CULT (happy bday Edie Sedgwick)

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PLAYLIST 04/17/11

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Listening to the radio KEVIN KINNEY
Vinyl Records TODD SNIDER
Girl in Golden Disc RECORDS
Record Store MADISON SQUARE GARDENERS (Brooklyn)
Sorry SMITHEREENS
Let me into your life THE BEAT
Street of dreams RAINBOW (happy bday Ritchie Blackmore)
Intervention ARCADE FIRE
Danny Felter WILD DEER (Brooklyn)
Lukin (live easy St) PEARL JAM
Little Willy SWEET (happy bday mike chapman)
Oh Tara KNACK
Cryin Shame MUSE (happy bday Kate Hudson)
It’s a shame BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ANS E STREET BAND
Depression Times RODEO QUEENS
Me and the Boys DAVE EDMUNDS (happy bday Dave)
Who’s Coming back to who DIRTY PEARLS (nyc)
High Fidelity (Live) ELVIS COSTELLO (happy bday Nick Hornby)
As cool as I am DAR WILLIAMS (happy bday Dar)
Hooked on a feeling BLUE SWEDE (happy bday Bjorn Skifs)
My Terrible Friend PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
Picture Sleeve THE DB’s
Blank and Run LIZ PHAIR (happy bday Liz)
I only want to be with you DUSTY SPRINGFIELD (happy bday Dusty)
Lovesong ADELE
Why Can’t I be You CURE
Left of the dial REPLACEMENTS
Without a trace SOUL ASYLUM (happy bday Dave Pirner)
All over again JOHNNY CASH
Femme Fatale GIRL IN A COMA
Ciao Edie THE CULT (happy bday Edie Sedgwick)

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RECORD STORE DAY APPEARANCE AGENDA

Record Store Day is a great event and the purpose of it is to make music fans visit independent record stores and buy music. Labels and Artists have put together some great limited editions for you to enjoy.

As with anything that has a value, shady people try to make a buck, by buying the product and reselling it on ebay at a much higher price. it happened with the ticket industry, and the result became higher overall ticket prices, because artists and promoters determined if someone was going to buy a $20 ticket and sell it for $80. why not just sell it for $80. it’s unfair that someone would make more money on a ticket than the artist/

and with record store day, no one should profit more than the stores. it serves no purpose for the label and artist to press a record for $3, wholesale it for $5 and the store sell it $7, if someone is going to buy it with the sole purpose of selling it for $20. i understand it’s capitalism but really it’s bad karma and the end result is that the prices will go up and the $7 single will become $20 in the stores, and that ultimately will kill record store day which of course hurts the stores we are trying to help.

so be a good human, only buy the record if you are going to enjoy it.

as i like to do on record store day, i visit many stores because each record store is unique and you never know what you will find.

I also like to make it special for the listeners and fans by having something cool for those that show up at the stores i’m at
and this year is no exception. and thanks to some of my friends at record labels and venues, i’ve been able to offer some cool stuff, including raffles at most of the stores where the winner gets to buy some of the most sought after items, which usually sell out in the first 5 minutes, in most of these cases you’ll get a chance to get these items late into the afternoon.

here’s where i’ll be and the approximate times, hope to see you

9am-10am LONG ISLAND VINYL EXCHANGE, East Northport, NY… Special treat, first two people that come up to me as i shop will each get a pair of Dirty Pearls tix for the live broadcast on may 11 at Webster Hall, plus a free copy of the limited edition Anything Anything Vinyl Album.

1030am-1130am LOONEY TUNES, West Babylon, NY.. Special Treat, BLACKHEART RECORDS will be on hand to give you some coffee and goodies and also first two people that come up to me as i shop will each get a pair of Dirty Pearls tix for the live broadcast on may 11 at Webster Hall, plus a free copy of the limited edition Anything Anything Vinyl Album.

1pm-145pm SCOTTI’S, Summit NJ…I will offer chances to buy these 3 Record store day exclusives via 3 separate raffles:
PHISH 7 inch single (this will be an extremely rare item as there are only 2000 and each is hand numbered
MUMFORD & SONS limited Vinyl, another exclusive rarity that will be gone everywhere by 915am
ROLLING STONES Limited vinyl that will sell quickly
no purchase necessary but you must be present at the drawing, winners will get the opportunity to purchase the winning item
Scotti’s will also host bands all day behind their store.

2pm-220pm CURMUDGEON, Sommerville NJ. While i’m there, someone will win a pair of tix to Tuesday night’s Big Audio Dynamite Show or the Kills show in a few weeks plus someone will get a chance to buy one of the ridiculously limited edition of 1000 JOAN JETT Clear vinyl album. Also Paul Collins playing live at 1pm in store

3p-345pm JACK’s, Red Bank, NJ… Special Treat, win tix in my personal row for the Alejandro Escovedo/Jesse Malin Show at the count basie on may 4th, these seats are the front row of the loge and are killer! And someone will get a chance to buy one of the ridiculously limited edition of 1000 JOAN JETT Clear vinyl album. Colin Hay playing Live in Store at 3pm

430pm-515pm VINTAGE VINYL, Fords NJ…Special Treat, win tix in my personal row for the Alejandro Escovedo/Jesse Malin Show at the count basie on may 4th, these seats are the front row of the loge and are killer! And someone will get a chance to buy one of the ridiculously limited edition RYAN ADAMS 7inch ep. Ian Axel playing Live in Store at 3pm

6p-630pm SOUND STATION, Westfield NJ Darren Deicide in Store at 6pm, and some sort of mystery vinyl or treat to be determined…hmmm, what could it be

for all raffles: no purchase necessary but you must be present at the drawing, winners will get the opportunity to purchase the winning item

also Paul Cavalconte will be at Tunes in Hoboken 1pm-3pm

Support your local record stores, Follow me on twitter @djrichrusso for up to the minute info and arrival times

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PLAYLIST 04/10/11

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Hit somebody WARREN ZEVON (happy bday Sean Avery and David Letterman)
Arlandria FOO FIGHTERS
Gas Chamber FOO FIGHTERS
Gimme Dat Thing PIPKINS (happy bday Albert Hammond Jr.)
Never Rains in Southern California ALBERT HAMMOND
I Don’t Want to Know if you are Lonely GREEN DAY
I Stand Accused ELIVS COSTELLO
I Stand Corrected VAMPIRE WEEKEND (happy bday Ezra)
Who’s Coming back to Who DIRTY PEARLS
Nobody Does it ROY LONEY AND THE LONGSHOTS (happy bday Roy)
Shake some action FLAMIN’ GROOVIES
What Went Wrong (album version) SMITHEREENS
Sorry (Live RXP) SMITHEREENS
One Look at you (Live RXP) SMITHEREENS
Old Haunts GASLIGHT ANTHEM
I’m on fire WILLIE NILE
Gotta get the feeling (live) BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and E STREET
Castanets ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
Well All Right (Live RXP) SMITHEREENS
I’m here FADED HORIZON (unsigned Long Island)
Sadartha PAGODA (happy bday Michael Pitt)
Only a memory (Live RXP) SMITHEREENS
Starchild BERN AND THE BRIGHTS (unsigned Montclair NJ)

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PLAYLIST 04/10/11

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Hit somebody WARREN ZEVON (happy bday Sean Avery and David Letterman)
Arlandria FOO FIGHTERS
Gas Chamber FOO FIGHTERS
Gimme Dat Thing PIPKINS (happy bday Albert Hammond Jr.)
Never Rains in Southern California ALBERT HAMMOND
I Don’t Want to Know if you are Lonely GREEN DAY
I Stand Accused ELIVS COSTELLO
I Stand Corrected VAMPIRE WEEKEND (happy bday Ezra)
Who’s Coming back to Who DIRTY PEARLS
Nobody Does it ROY LONEY AND THE LONGSHOTS (happy bday Roy)
Shake some action FLAMIN’ GROOVIES
What Went Wrong (album version) SMITHEREENS
Sorry (Live RXP) SMITHEREENS
One Look at you (Live RXP) SMITHEREENS
Old Haunts GASLIGHT ANTHEM
I’m on fire WILLIE NILE
Gotta get the feeling (live) BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and E STREET
Castanets ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
Well All Right (Live RXP) SMITHEREENS
I’m here FADED HORIZON (unsigned Long Island)
Sadartha PAGODA (happy bday Michael Pitt)
Only a memory (Live RXP) SMITHEREENS
Starchild BERN AND THE BRIGHTS (unsigned Montclair NJ)

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SMITHEREENS IN STUDIO ON SUNDAY!

One of the greatest groups ever to come out of the great state of NJ, The Smithereens will be hanging out in studio this sunday night, they’ll play a few songs, tell some stories, talk about their new album, Smithereens 2011, and like most guests have their jaws on the floor as they see the playlist of your weekly 2 hour free form extraganza, ANYTHING ANYTHING…gonna be a blast!

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FOO FIGHTERS POST LETTERMAN CONCERT ENTRY INFO

Foo Fighters Perform Exclusive Online Concert Tuesday, April 12

Foo Fighters are stoked to announce we will be LIVE ON LETTERMAN!

EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONCERT, TUESDAY APRIL 12th !! @ 9p / 6p U.S.

Tune into www.cbs.com/late_night/liveonletterman to see Foo Fighters perform a full on rock show LIVE from the Ed Sullivan theatre.

Live in the NY area ? Want to be in the audience ?

Here’s what you gotta do.

Send an Email to fooletterman@gmail.com

Subject title: I WANNA GO

Include: Your full legal name and email address

The contest is open now. Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 8th @ 9pm EST

If you are chosen, you will receive (2) tickets to the show.

RULES Winners are chosen at random One entry per person, multiple entries will be disqualified You and your guest must be 18+ or over (no exceptions) You MUST be able to be in NYC on April 12th between 2:00-6:00 EST to pick up your tickets. Performance starts PROMPTLY @ 9:00 pm EST You must be able to present government issued photo ID when picking up your tickets These tickets are non transferable If you cannot be in NYC at this time, we love you but please don’t enter – just watch it on the internets machine.

If you are chosen, you will receive an email from fooletterman@gmail.com no later than 10:00 am EST on Saturday, April 9th with further instructions.

Follow up email to winners will include all the ticket pick up instructions, etc., etc.

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PLAYLIST 04/03/11

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Tear off your own Head BANGLES
Clubland ELVIS COSTELLO (RIP Don Hill)
NYC is a Drug DIRTY PEARLS (NYC)
What went wrong SMITHEREENS
Dead Puppies OGDEN EDSL (happy bday Dr. Demento)
Life size Rubber Doll BILLY AND THE BOYS
Girl of my dreams BRAM TCHAIKOVSKY
Girl of 1000 Dreams PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
Here comes your man (LIVE) PIXIES (happy bday Frank Black)
Tight Rope LEON RUSSELL (happy bday Leon)
Merry Go Round REPLACEMENTS
Sexual Healing SOUL ASYLUM (Happy bday Marvin Gaye)
Deadman’s curve JAN AND DEAN (Happy bday Jan)
Me marlon brando and marlon brando and I REM (Happy Bday Marlon)
Gettysburg THE BRANDOS
Bloodstains AGENT ORANGE (happy bday Rusty Staub)
Take me out to the ballgame BRUCE SPRINGSTONE
Anchor ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
Prisoners of Paradise JESSE MALIN
Knock three times TONY ORLANDO (happy bday Tony)
Never 2 without 3 CAROLYN MAS
Force of nature PEARL JAM (happy bday Mike McCready)
AC/DC JOAN JETT (happy bday Angus Young)
Live before you die SOCIAL DISTORTION (Happy bday Mike Ness)
Oops I did it again RICHARD THOMPSON (happy bday Richard)
Danke shoen WAYNE NEWTON (happy bday Wayne)
You can get it if you really want it JIMMY CLIFF (happy bday Jimmy)
Chicken Shack Boogie AMOS MILBURN (happy bday Amos)
Hitchhike (live Stone Pony 1974) SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY and ASBURY JUKES (Get well Butch)

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PLAYLIST 04/03/11

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Tear off your own Head BANGLES
Clubland ELVIS COSTELLO (RIP Don Hill)
NYC is a Drug DIRTY PEARLS (NYC)
What went wrong SMITHEREENS
Dead Puppies OGDEN EDSL (happy bday Dr. Demento)
Life size Rubber Doll BILLY AND THE BOYS
Girl of my dreams BRAM TCHAIKOVSKY
Girl of 1000 Dreams PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
Here comes your man (LIVE) PIXIES (happy bday Frank Black)
Tight Rope LEON RUSSELL (happy bday Leon)
Merry Go Round REPLACEMENTS
Sexual Healing SOUL ASYLUM (Happy bday Marvin Gaye)
Deadman’s curve JAN AND DEAN (Happy bday Jan)
Me marlon brando and marlon brando and I REM (Happy Bday Marlon)
Gettysburg THE BRANDOS
Bloodstains AGENT ORANGE (happy bday Rusty Staub)
Take me out to the ballgame BRUCE SPRINGSTONE
Anchor ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
Prisoners of Paradise JESSE MALIN
Knock three times TONY ORLANDO (happy bday Tony)
Never 2 without 3 CAROLYN MAS
Force of nature PEARL JAM (happy bday Mike McCready)
AC/DC JOAN JETT (happy bday Angus Young)
Live before you die SOCIAL DISTORTION (Happy bday Mike Ness)
Oops I did it again RICHARD THOMPSON (happy bday Richard)
Danke shoen WAYNE NEWTON (happy bday Wayne)
You can get it if you really want it JIMMY CLIFF (happy bday Jimmy)
Chicken Shack Boogie AMOS MILBURN (happy bday Amos)
Hitchhike (live Stone Pony 1974) SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY and ASBURY JUKES (Get well Butch)

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See the show from RUSSO’s Row…

The good folks at Concerts East have put aside an entire row for me to giveaway to my listeners for the May 4th show at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank starring ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO and the SENSITIVE BOYS with JESSE MALIN and the ST MARKS SOCIAL opening.

This is a fantastic double bill and most importantly a portion of the proceeds will go to the Light of Day Foundation and the Joan Dancy PALS foundation. Both of these are causes that are very near to me. Light of Day is for Parkinson’s Disease that long time friend Bob Benjamin has been battling for over 10 years and Joan Dancy PALS is for People with ALS, a disease that has no cure and is an emotional and financial drain on families if a loved one is stricken with it. Just recently someone very close and influential in my life was diagnosed with ALS and watching the toll it’s taking on his wife and child is possibly the most heartbreaking experience i have ever witnessed. i’d love it if you could support these causes. Tickets are onsale now and the prices range from $18 to $52 which should fit into everyone’s budget. ticket info is here

of course we’d all prefer everyone buys tickets but to help get the word out and to do something cool i have an entire row to giveaway that we’ll call Russo’s row, it’s not just any row, it’s the front row of the loge, meaning there is no one in front of you! you will enjoy the show from your perch that hangs over the floor with a direct line of sight and the best sound in the room. I need your help in how to give these away. do i give them away in pairs? or do we do a grand prize and some lucky winner gets to bring a bunch of friends? vote on this below

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