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Special Cool Surprise Show with….

THE NATIONAL

one of the coolest BROOKLYN BASED bands ever is doing a small private show on TUESDAY night at THE STUDIO AT WEBSTER HALL and you can win tix tonight by listening to the anything anything show on 101.9 rxp

CONTEST DETAILS:

here’s how the contest will work..when i announce the ticket giveway on my show between 9pm and 11pm tonight, you can email to me at anythinganything@1019rxp with NATIONAL in the subject line, i will take the emails that are submitted within 10 minutes of the announcement print them out, crumple into balls and put them into a box and choose two from the box. each winner chosen gets a pair of tickets. you need to include your phone number on the email so that RXP promotions can contact you with any details.

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DR DEMENTO CO-HOSTING ANYTHING ANYTHING THIS SUNDAY

Who cares about the Super Bowl anyway, the Jets or the Giants aren’t in it, you can see the commercials anytime, and if need be you can watch it with the sound off and listen to a special edition of Anything Anything, THE STUPOR BOWL? maybe we’ll call it that. We did a poll and the overwhelming choice was to do an all novelty show on Super Bowl sunday. I am honored and flattered to announce as my co-host for this special show is no other than DR DEMENTO! the king of novelty programming and truly one of the great free form dj’s of all time.  Among all of the great things he’s done for radio, the Doctor discovered Weird Al Yankovic, who had sent in a cassette tape. Visit his site here or read his wikipedia page here and learn more about this legend of the radio.

We will be playing some of his legendary cuts and favorites as well as some of mine and there will be a ton of surprises and this will be a show for the ages… Listen Sunday Night 9pm.

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PLAYLIST 01/30/11

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Will you visit me on Sundays CHARLIE LOUVIN (RIP Charlie)
Seventeen SEX PISTOLS (happy bday John Lydon)
Dose of thunder REPLACEMENTS (happy bday Tommy Erdelyi)
I want to be your boyfriend RAMONES (happy bday Tommy Ramone)
She’s got a big boyfriend BLOTTO
Boyfriend BEST COAST
She’s a girl and I’m a man LLOYD COLE (happy bday Lloyd)
Hey girl SMALL FACES (happy bday Steve Marriott)
30 days in a hole (live 1983) JOHN MELLENCAMP
Calamity song DECEMBERISTS
December boys LOVES
Whenever Wherever SHAKIRA (happy bday Shakira)
Who will save rock and roll DICTATORS (happy day Handsome Dick)
I don’t want to hang up rock shoes (live 1978) BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & E STREET BAND (happy bday Chuck Willis)
Boogie Shoes KC and SUNSHINE (happy bday KC)
She stands there D GENERATION (happy bday Jesse Malin)
Kathleen JOSH RITTER (happy bday Kathleen)
Walk like an Egyptian MARTI JONES
Half a person SMITHS (happy bday Oprah)
Natural’s not in it GANG OF FOUR
Sexy Back JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE (happy bday Justin)
Breathless X (happy bday Exene)
A Common Disaster COWBOY JUNKIES (happy bday Margot Timmins)
Let me in AVON JUNKIES (unsigned Staten Island)
Radio PT WALKLEY (happy bday PT)
C’mon let’s go PAUL COLLINS
Witch Doctor DAVID SEVILLE (happy bday David)
Keith don’t go NILS LOFGREN (happy bday Keith Olbermann)
Rock me Amadeus FALCO (happy bday Mozart)
Cocaine Blues (live NYC 1962) BOB DYLAN
Farther up the road BOBBY BLUE BLAND (happy bday Bobby)

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Playlist 01/30/11

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Will you visit me on Sundays CHARLIE LOUVIN (RIP Charlie)
Seventeen SEX PISTOLS (happy bday John Lydon)
Dose of thunder REPLACEMENTS (happy bday Tommy Erdelyi)
I want to be your boyfriend RAMONES (happy bday Tommy Ramone)
She’s got a big boyfriend BLOTTO
Boyfriend BEST COAST
She’s a girl and I’m a man LLOYD COLE (happy bday Lloyd)
Hey girl SMALL FACES (happy bday Steve Marriott)
30 days in a hole (live 1983) JOHN MELLENCAMP
Calamity song DECEMBERISTS
December boys LOVES
Whenever Wherever SHAKIRA (happy bday Shakira)
Who will save rock and roll DICTATORS (happy day Handsome Dick)
I don’t want to hang up rock shoes (live 1978) BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & E STREET BAND (happy bday Chuck Willis)
Boogie Shoes KC and SUNSHINE (happy bday KC)
She stands there D GENERATION (happy bday Jesse Malin)
Kathleen JOSH RITTER (happy bday Kathleen)
Walk like an Egyptian MARTI JONES
Half a person SMITHS (happy bday Oprah)
Natural’s not in it GANG OF FOUR
Sexy Back JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE (happy bday Justin)
Breathless X (happy bday Exene)
A Common Disaster COWBOY JUNKIES (happy bday Margot Timmins)
Let me in AVON JUNKIES (unsigned Staten Island)
Radio PT WALKLEY (happy bday PT)
C’mon let’s go PAUL COLLINS
Witch Doctor DAVID SEVILLE (happy bday David)
Keith don’t go NILS LOFGREN (happy bday Keith Olbermann)
Rock me Amadeus FALCO (happy bday Mozart)
Cocaine Blues (live NYC 1962) BOB DYLAN
Farther up the road BOBBY BLUE BLAND (happy bday Bobby)

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The Results of the Poll for the Super Bowl Sunday Show..

Unlike American Idol, we are very forthright in the voting results and will give you exact votes and who won.

First of all, thanks to everyone who voted, considering we only mentioned this on air twice on Sunday and I tweeted about it a few times yesterday and today..we recieved 1398 votes, which is a nice total considering it’s the first time we’ve ever had a poll on the site.

I had no idea how this would turn out and what category would win, although I assumed it would be the one that was half local bands and half novelty songs, well, that got the least of amount of votes! Tells you what i know about my listeners.

Here are the results of the poll..

All Novelty Songs 647 votes (46%)
Normal Free Form Mayhem 549 votes (39%)
Local unsigned bowl of rocknroll 175 votes (13%)
Half Novelty/Half Unsigned 27 votes (2%)

All novetly songs it will be!! Expect some treats! I will be channeling my inner Dr. Demento and thensome!

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Paul Collins and Kim Shattuck Rock and Roll Girl

Live from Maxwells 1/29/11

Paul Collins and Kim Shattuck ROCK AND ROLL GIRL

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Can an Artist release too much music?

I started thinking about this when Social Distortion’s spectacular new album, “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes” came out, it’s Social D’s 7th album in close to 30 years, which is not a lot of product across 3 decades.

In comparison here’s some of the major rock artists and their output of albums and the span of years:

Beatles 12 studio albums in 8 years, plus endless compilations
Bob Dylan 34 studio albums in 49 years, and countless live albums and outtake albums
Rolling Stones 24 Studio albums in 41 years and countless complilations and live albums
Led Zeppelin 9 studio albums in 13 years plus some compilations and live albums
Pink Floyd 14 studio albums in 27 years
Bruce Springsteen 17 studio albums in 38 years plus a handful of live and outtake albums
Tom Petty 15 studio albums in 34 years plus an outtake box set and a few live albums
John Mellencamp 21 studio albums in 34 years
U2 12 albums in 30 years, plus a handful of live albums
REM 16 studio albums in 28 years plus a handful of live and compilation albums
Smiths 4 studio albums in 3 years
Replacements 7 studio albums in 9 years
Pearl Jam 9 studio albums in 20 years and hundreds of live albums
Green Day 8 studio albums in 20 years, a few live ones, and some side projects

If you notice on this list, with the exception of 5 of these acts that are no longer together for various reasons (beatles, zep, floyd, smiths, replacements) The remaining acts are on the touring circuit; but do we as fans of these artists really get representation of the artists full catalog? Or due to sheer volume of material, coupled with setlists that may not vary that much show to show or tour to tour, are we not getting our money’s worth if we support a band on each tour?

It becomes an interesting question as record sales continue to slide and the live concert business takes a hit. Take someone like Bob Dylan, he plays 100 shows a year every year and has well over 500 songs, yet he plays 20 or so a night, but in most cases half are the same as the last tour…or the Stones, as great as Exile is as an album, are there always going to be tracks that will never be heard live?

And are the endless releases and rereleases ultimately the thing that are killing sales? Does each rerelease take away from a sale of a new artist or even that artist’s new material? And does there become a point where you just stop buying? I mean it’s almost impossible to collect Bob Dylan at this point, and don’t get me started on Elvis Costello, there’s like 8 different releases with different bonus tracks of his best albums. Does anyone have any time to absorb and enjoy all of it. And does that come into play when artists do their set lists?

Pearl Jam and Springsteen and sometimes U2 always pretty much play the new album complete within that album’s tour and then sprinkle tracks from it on later tours…other acts not so much, and there’s a few ways to look at that, while people that see Bruce and Pearl Jam might not care about the setlists in terms of hits or popular songs, (I once brought a girl to a Bruce show and afterwards she said she knew 2 songs of the 30 he played and still thought it was the best show she had ever seen) fans of other bands may want to hear the hits over and over again, or at least the artists believe that…

Could Green Day do a show without “Longview”? Based on their rabid fanbase, i believe so, but they play close to 3 hours and do 30 songs so its tough to complain if a song is always on a setlist. Can the Stones get by without “Jumpin Jack Flash”? Yes, I believe they can, but when you charge $400 a ticket, I guess they feel they need to do that every night. Petty without “Running Down a Dream”? Definitely, but Petty has become lazy, despite the wealth of material he has, he’s fallen into a predictable trap and seems like he’s going through the motions on tour. If there was ever an artist at this point to build a show around a complete album, Petty is a top candidate.

I’m not sure there’s a correct answer, but as the traditional music industry is continuing to slide, first the sales crashed down, now the concert business is struggling, can any of it be saved? Is it worth saving? And how does it get saved? Maybe next week’s blog will discuss that. Remember to listen to Anything Anything Sunday nights 9pm at www.1019rxp.com

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I am so digging this song….

When i get snowed in, it’s a great time to catch up on the bazillon of cds that are sent to me, including this one by THE LOVES. You can tell how backed up I am, this song is called Decemer Boy and it’s almost February! It doesn’t matter;  this song is great any day of the year…enjoy the video and click it the link to download it, while you’re at the Fortuna Pop site, buy some 7” records too!

click below to download this for free:

Fortuna Pop

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Playlist 1/23/11

Anything anything DRAMARAMA
Don Kirshner introduces the Ramones (RIP Don)
Rockaway Beach (Live Don Kirshner) RAMONES
The Kids (Live Don Kirshner) LOU REED
Paranoid (Live Don Kirshner) Black Sabbath
Don Kirshner introduces the New York Dolls
Personality Crisis (Live Don Kirshner) NY DOLLS
Gimme Sweet and Lowdown SOCIAL DISORTION
Far Side of Nowhere SOCIAL DISTORTION
Goin Nowhere CHRIS ISAAK
Sidewalk Queen WYLDLIFE (unsigned Westchester)
I’m a rocker BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (happy bday Danny Federici/ Telly Savalas)
This time INXS (happy Bday Michael Hutchence)
Robin Zander BREAK UP SOCIETY (Happy bday Robin)
Come on Come on CHEAP TRICK
Kings of Power Pop PAUL COLLINS
Rock and roll Girl THE BEAT
Everywhere I go MUFFS
Baby Baby Baby SAM COOKE (Happy Bday Sam)
Baby Baby VIBRATORS
My Girlfriend’s boyfriend isn’t me AUTOGRAPH (happy bday John Hancock)
Autographed copies WORMBURNER (unsigned NYC)
Kiss me on the bus (live) REPLACEMENTS
Tommorow and Tonight KISS (happy bday Paul Stanley)
No you don’t (Live Don Kirshner) PAT BENATAR
Trouble waiting to happen WARREN ZEVON (happy bday Warren)
The Streak RAY STEVENS (happy bday Ray)
Diamonds in the sky STEEL TRAIN
What will I do NEIL AND JACK (Happy Bday Neil Diamond)
I Need to know STEVIE NICKS (by request Paola)
Stuck inside of mobile with Memphis blues CAT POWER (happy bay Cat)

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