Fanatic! It’s dark early here in Luxembourg City. I’ve been here for several days now. I’ve got a routine down. On shoot days, I get up around 0530 hrs. and start the day. I get done around 1900 hrs. I eat, listen to some music, run my lines for the next day and try to get to sleep. On my days off, I’ve been coming to this coffee place called Coffee Fellows. They serve a good cup of coffee but they close at either 1900 or 2000 hrs. depending on the day of the week. It makes for an early evening.
A track from the new album by Ian Svenonious, Introduction To Escape-ism right at the top. I love this record. I rocked it twice on LP before I left and it’s great. I think this might be the first time we’ve ever played Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five on the show. Scorpio!
I hope the Pere Ubu show last Wednesday was good. I wish I could have seen it.
My personal favorite tune of this show is hour 2 track 4, The Tough & Lovely - The Ooh La La. I have no memory how or when I got this record but I was checking it out weeks ago and thought the track fit perfectly.
I have been getting a lot of questions about leaving the LA Weekly. Last week, I got two emails almost at the same time from my two very talented and dedicated bosses at the Weekly, informing me they had been let go as the paper was under new ownership. I got an email from one of the new owners who asked me to stay on. I thought about it and realized leaving was the only thing to do, so I did. Damn, I miss my job. 359 columns. That’s life though. Suddenly, it changes and there you are. After so many years of filing my column, I find it hard to stop. The new one is HERE!
It’s great being in Europe. I’ve never spent this much time in Luxembourg. It’s a bit calm but people are friendly, the food is good and we’re getting good work done on set.
Until next week, get your listening in and STAY FANATIC!!!
01. Escape-ism – Lonely At The Top / Introduction To Escape-ism
02. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Scorpio / The Sugar Hill Records Story
03. Pan Ron - Leftover Smile / Cambodian Rocks IV
04. Billie Holiday - Lady’s Back In Town / The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve 1945-1959
05. Jimi Hendrix - Radio One / BBC Sessions
06. New York Dolls - Subway Train / New York Dolls
07. Scorpions - Catch Your Train / Virgin Killer
08. The Germs - Lion’s Share / Germs Complete
09. Joy Division - Leaders Of Men / Substance
10. Bad Brains - The Man Won’t Annoy Ya / Black Dots
11. UK Subs - She’s Not There / Punk Singles Collection
12. The Buttocks - Kreatur / single
13. The Ruts - Something That I Said (7” Version) / Ruts box set
14. Scott Walker - Pilgrim / Bish Bosch
15. Boris - N.F. Sorrow / Pink (deluxe version)
01. La Hell Gang - Last Hit / Thru Me Again
02. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete - Waves Under Shadows / Balance
03. Guerilla Toss - Doll Face On The Calico Highway / Eraser Stargazer
04. The Tough & Lovely - The Ooh La La / Born Of The Stars
05. Floor - Scimitar / Floor
06. Brigitte Fontaine - Eternelle / Brigitte Fontaine Est…
07. Mulatu Astatke - Kasalefkut-Hulu / Mulatu Of Ethiopia
08. Pere Ubu - Cold Sweat / 20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo
09. Molly Nilsson - Inner Cities / Imaginations
10. Thin Lizzy - Romeo And The Lonely Girl / Jailbreak
11. Edward Hazelton - Hard Rock Is My Pillow / One String Blues
12. Radio Birdman - Descent Into The Maelstrom / Radios Appear
13. Suicide - I Remember / single
14. Barry Adamson - They Walk Among Us (Gazelle Twin Remix)