From the Vaults: GIRL IN A COMA July 10, 2010

In honor of Girl in a Coma’s upcoming anything anything anniversary show on 11/9 at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ, here’s something from the vaults:

On July 10th 2010, while the anything anything radio show broadcasted on the now defunct WRXP-FM, I had the supreme pleasure to have Girl in a Coma join me in studio, you can listen or download their entire appearance below, including live in studio performances of “BB” and “Walking after Midnight”, plus i’ve also left the entire version of Los Spitfires “Ven Cerca” for your enjoyment. Since that appearance things have really kicked in for the Girls, their 2011 album “Exits and All the Rest” received tons of great reviews and was number 3 on my year end list of best albums of 2011 (see that list HERE), they have been headlining great rooms throughout the country and their cover of “Heatwave” is part of a national JC PENNEY ad campaign,

 

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Anything, Anything Podcast – Garland Jeffreys

Rich sits down with Garland Jeffreys. This episode features live exclusive performances of Rebel Love, Gotta Get Away From this World, I May Not be Your Kind, I’m Alive, Wild in the Streets, Coney Island Winter and a bootleg version of ROCK from a Springsteen holiday show.

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Listen To Rich Discuss ‘Anything, Anything’ Today On WFMU

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At 3pm today, Rich will be on the legendary WFMU (91.1fm) playing records and announcing the new home of Anything, Anything.

From WFMU:

Rich Russo “Anything Anything” 
Wednesday, September 14th, 3pm – 6pm on Irwin’s show 
Rich Russo, host of the commercial free-form music show “Anything Anything,” which aired on the now-defunct WRXP on Sunday nights in New York, will be Irwin’s on-air guest Wednesday afternoon, September 14. Despite its unpredictable mix of genre-surfing, “Anything Anything” was a ratings success on a station with an ill-fated format. Russo is currently stringing together a loose network of affiliates to revive “Anything Anything” simultaneously on both commercial and non-commercial outlets. An admitted admirer of WFMU (with the t-shirts to prove it), Russo got away with airing scratchy vinyl, warped cassettes, and audio ripped from VHS tapes on a commercial rock station. He’ll talk about the rise and fall of WRXP’s “New York rock experience” and about his new venture.

That’s right! bossman is going to announce what stations he’ll be on… on a station that isn’t even going to carry it (crazy)!

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The Playlist for the Final Show that never happened….

On June 21st when it was announced RXP had been sold, we all knew right away that the format would be switched. At that time I began planning for a final anything anything show on RXP. Based on all of the info we were getting, that last show would have been July 24th or July 31st, to be safe i had planned for the final extravaganza to be on July 17th, and if the show went on after that, we would have tried to top the previous one. As the station came to an end, i have heard that a few people supposedly close to me had known that July 10th would be our last show and opted not to tell me. So be it. We had a great show on the 10th, a great playlist, some great banter, a great instudio guest and even a phone call from Joan Jett to wish us well as we signed off. The show that would have aired on the 17th would have built on that as we were pulling out all of the stops for the last show. Even though it didn’t happen, here’s the playlist, utilize theatre of the mind to enjoy the show as you read it..and maybe you’ll figure out who the special call ins are….

ANYTHING ANYTHING FINAL RXP SHOW PLAYLIST

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Robert Deniro Listen you Screwheads intro
Andrew WK Anything Intro
Kevin Kinney Anything intro
DJ Rich Russo TERRIBLE TIM
Montage of every song played on 11/9/08
Anything Anything Mission Statement from 11/9/08
I can only give you everything AMBERTONE
phone call from a favorite artist
Hello Goodbye TEGAN AND SARA
Rex Bob Lowenstein MARK GERMINO and THE SLUGGERS
phone call from a major rock star
Seconds U2
Garbage Man THE SECONDS
Danny Felter THE WILD DEER
phone call from a major rock star
Off He Goes PEARL JAM
Goodbye EDDIE VEDDER
Goodnight Goodbye SMITHEREENS
Circus is Leaving Town ISOBEL CAMPBELL and MARK LANEGAN
Clowntime is Over ELVIS COSTELLO
phone call from a favorite artist
Little Mascara REPLACEMENTS
I don’t want the night to end NICK LOWE
Outta Site Outta Mind WILCO
Quote goodbye Quote CAROLYN MAS
Sound of G-o-o-d-b-y-e THE JAGS
Goodbye Girl SQUEEZE
Gone SARAH SOLOVAY
I feel weird STEEL TRAIN
While my guitar gently Weeps GIRL IN A COMA
We Gotta Get out of Here IAN HUNTER
Phone call from a major rock star
Radio Nowhere BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
I Don’t Want to Go Home (live red bank) SOUTHSIDE JOHHNY, LITTLE STEVEN, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, JON BON JOVI
Broken Radio JESSE MALIN
Depression Times RODEO QUEENS
Phone call from a major rock star
Don’t Leave Me GREEN DAY
Sidewalk Queen WYLDLIFE
Hold on me BAD TOWN
Let’s Rock FADED HORIZON
Rock Solid DMC
Tragic PLASTIQ PASSION
What’s up with That DICTATORS
It’s all over WILLIE NILE
Stairway to Gilligan’s Island LITTLE ROGER
Smells like Karen Carpenter MONEYSHOT COSMONAUTS
Heaven knows I’m Miserable now SMITHS
PUMPKIN says goodbye and plays a song of her choice
The End of Something JOHN WESLEY HARDING
The End BEST COAST
End of the Game THE KNACK
End it on this NO DOUBT
GREG says goodbye and plays a song of his choice
All for the Love of Rock and Roll TUFF DARTS
Lost Prophets in Vain THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES
Further on up the Road BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Some Local appropriate closing songs…

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Some Local appropriate closing songs…

Sadly, RXP has ended due to the sale of the station. Oddly enough a station that was once called New York’s Rock Experience (don’t get me started on why it was stopped being marketed as that) , ended not once but twice and both times with songs by English artists, first on Thursday night during Rich Kotite’s final show and last DJ voiced segment, he chose to end with the Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” and then on Friday as the station transitioned to it’s musical stunt before it turns to a news talk station. the last RXP song was the Who’s “Long Live Rock”

This got me thinking about some cool local artists that might have had songs worthy of the end of what was once called New York’s Rock Experience (once again, please don’t get me started on why it stopped being called that, only Kotite knows)

Here’s a bunch of songs by a bunch of local artists, that might have been cool to sum up RXP and the sale and format switch, what do you think?

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Rich and DMC discuss Sara Quin’s Post about Tyler the Creator

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Playlist 02/06/11

The show with Dr Demento was one for the ages ..here’s the playlist…

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Football Season’s Over SHELLEY FABARES
Lonesome Kicker ADAM SANDLER
King Tut STEVE MARTIN
Transfusion NERVOUS NORVOUS
My baby’s the star of a driver’s ed movie BLOTTO
I want my baby back JIMMY CROSS
Fish Heads BARNES AND BARNES
Psycho Chicken THE FOOLS
Street Meat MIKE PHIRMAN
Shaving Cream BENNY BELL
Boy Wonder i love you BURT WARD/MOTHERS OF INVENTION
Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow FRANK ZAPPA
I Came to Swim JIMMY DURANTE
Song of the Sewer ART CARNEY
Dead Puppies OGDEN EDSL
I Wanna be your Dog the 7 STOOGES
Smells like Karen Carpenter MONEYSHOT COSMONAUTS
Take Me out to the Ballgame BRUCE SPRINGSTONE
Masochism Tango TOM LEHRER
Smoke Smoke Smoke TEX WILLIAMS
Nitrous Oxide High TERRIBLE TIM
I Like HEATHEN DAN
Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny LEMON DEMON
Mr Custer LARRY VERNE
Another One Rides the Bus WEIRD AL YANKOVIC
Ugly JOHNNY MEESKITE
Pocket Pool KILLER PUSSY
Broadway New York UNKNOWN
They’re Coming to Take Me Away NAPOLEON XVI

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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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FREE CHRISTMAS SONG DOWNLOAD..#1 DRAMARAMA RUN RUDOLPH RUN

It’s the holiday season and it’s only fitting as i begin a week of free holiday downloads; we begin with DRAMARAMA, who’s song “anything anything” serves as the title and theme song of my radio show. DRAMARAMA was kind enough to record an exclusive live version of the Chuck Berry classic “Run Rudolph Run” This was recorded live at Soundwaves in Union NJ in November 2009 andhas been in holiday rotation on WRXP ever since. Here’s your chance to enjoy it anytime…download it here:

run rudolph run DRAMARAMA

Right click above link and “Save As” or “Save File As” to download file.

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WHY I WON’T EVER PLAY 30 SECONDS TO MARS ON ANYTHING ANYTHING

Why I won’t ever play….

this will be an ongoing occasional blog/rant about certain artists I will never play on the anything anything program

And today’s artist is 30 seconds to Mars…

This is pretty simple explanation and here it is:

I don’t care if you think it’s artistic or whatever the frigging reason you may have, under no circumstances should anyone who wants to be taken as a serious musician, take a movie role as the guy who shot john lennon. It’s appalling, insulting and downright heinous, it’s bad enough they even made a movie about the guy, which only glorifies the act and possibly make other psychos think they will live in infamy if they kill someone famous, but a rock musician playing this part? there wouldn’t probably be rock musicians without John Lennon and Jared Leto has no excuse and gets no pass on doing this..he will never be played on anything anything and I wish others followed me on this..

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