Friday, July 27, 2007

ROCK FIGHT! KSCL 91.3 FM Friday, July 27, 2007, 6 to 8

Hello again, plastic pantomime people!

Friday at last ... Time for another ROCK FIGHT! on KSCL 91.3 fm, offical radio station of House Slytehrin. Tune in from 6 to 8 this evening for carefully chosen material from all living generations.

Here’s some of what I’ll be playing alongside plenty of new material, Top 30 fun hits and other crazy crap:

Song                                        Artist
Wake Up                                     Arcade Fire
St. Vitus Dance                             Bauhaus
Bog                                         Be Your Own Pet
I Don't Know                                Big Audio Dynamite II
Like Eating Glass Ladytron Zapatista Mix    Bloc Party
Hanging On The Telephone                    Blondie
Strangler                                   Calla
Disco Blackout                              Controller.Controller
Bikini Girls With Machine Guns              The Cramps
08 Is That All There Is? (Long Version)*    Cristina
Cold War                                    Death From Above 1979
Scream Team                                 Deerhoof
Queen Of Languages                          Destroyer
Some Cities                                 Doves
Panda                                       Dungen
Cinderella                                  The Fuzztones
Watch The Tapes                             LCD Soundsystem
Punker Plus                                 Le Tigre
Split Myself In Two                         Meat Puppets
Radio Waves                                 OMD
Tattooed Love Boys                          Pretenders
How To Disappear Completely                 Radiohead
This Job Is Killing Me                      The Walkmen

Friday, July 20, 2007

ROCK FIGHT! KSCL 91.3 FM Friday, July 20, 2007, 6 to 8


Hi again, fevered Harry Potter purchasers!

Friday again .... time for ROCK FIGHT on KSCL 91.3 fm. Tune in from 6 to 8 tonight for some great music.

It’s a big mix this week with twofers from Elvis Costello, a cloying band called Lucky Soul, Schleuss’ favorite Of Montreal and Swedish rock tarts The Sounds. There’s also some classic punk and all the new and top 30 you can shake a stick at. Be there!

Here’s the shooting match:

Song                                        Artist
Cake                                        The B-52's
Needles In The Camel's Eye                  Brian Eno
Mexican Caravan                             Butthole Surfers
Sort It Out                                 The Caesars
Free                                        Cat Power
Police & Thieves                            The Clash
Garlands                                    Cocteau Twins
Sleep Over It                               Controller.Controller
Neat Neat Neat                              The Damned
Heroes                                      David Bowie
Suburban Home                               Descendents
Definitely Clean                            Dream Syndicate
Crocodiles                                  Echo & The Bunnymen
Watching The Detectives                     Elvis Costello
Pump It Up                                  Elvis Costello
Rebellious Jukebox                          The Fall
She's Like Heroin To Me                     The Gun Club
Lips Are Unhappy                            Lucky Soul
Baby I'm Broke                              Lucky Soul
The Glory Of Man                            The Minutemen
Loosen This Job                             No Age
Disconnect The Dots                         Of Montreal
Forecast Fascist Future                     Of Montreal
My Iron Lung                                Radiohead
T Bone                                      The Rakes
Rock 'n Roll                                The Sounds
Reggie                                      The Sounds
I Want To Help You Ann                      The Lyres
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone   Walkmen
Glittering Girl                             The Who
Can't Cheat Karma                           Zounds

Afterwards, this is the show to see:

A.J. LOWRING (Shreveport by way of Coushatta)

NATIVES OF THE NEW DAWN (Detroit, Michigan)

ASTRONAUTALIS (Jacksonville, Florida)

At Big D's BBQ (101 Common Street downtown)
FRIDAY, July 20th

Astronautalis and Natives of The New Dawn are both veterans of Warped Tour (Natives is on it this year), and Astronautalis played SXSW

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Gerritsen Update

Roy Gerritsen

Still grinding along slowly in Roy Gerritsen’s sex crimes case.

The conference scheduled for July 17 was rescheduled for August 10. His trial date is a month later on September 10.

Roy, the former GM of Red River Radio, was arrested last October in a sting operation accusing him of soliciting sex from a juvenile over the Internet. He faces charges of computer-aided solicitation of a minor and attempted carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Bossier City police said Gerritsen arranged to meet who he thought was a 14-year-old girl for sex but who was actually a police officer posing as the girl. He was arrested when he arrived at a pre-determined location in Bossier City.

Gerritsen’s docket numbers are C149466, attempted carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and C149467, computer aided solicitation of a minor. If convicted, he faces a maximum 15-year sentence and $12,500 fine, according to reports.

Friday, July 13, 2007

ROCK FIGHT! KSCL 91.3 FM Friday, July 13, 2007, 6 to 8


ia! ia!Gleepings and salivations, minions of the Great Old Ones.

Friday is here again and that means it’s time for another ROCK FIGHT! on KSCL 91.3 FM. Tune in tonight from 6 to 8 for lots of great tunes from four decades.

Highlights include a track from the forthcoming The New Pornographers album, one of Kurt Cobain’s favorite Meat Puppets songs, an insane manifesto from Squarepusher, Danny Elfman’s first “hit,” and the Kroger corporate anthem, “Lost In The Supermarket,” by The Clash.

Here’s the whole enchilada:


Song                                Artist
Human Wreck (Radio Edit)            Adult
Because                             The Bird And The Bee
A Sure Shot                         Calla
Is This Love?                       Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
Lost In The Supermarket             The Clash
Computer Camp Love                  Datarock
It's No Game (Part 1)               David Bowie
Megan & Magill                      Decibully
Watercolours Into The Ocean         Destroyer
Snowden                             Doves
Your Gold Dress                     Dukes Of Stratosphear
Down In The Park                    Gary Numan & Tubeway Army
Chinese Rocks                       Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
International Dateline              Ladytron
Watch The Tapes                     LCD Soundsystem
The Faire Folk                      Lightning Bolt
Green Eyed Devil                    Melt-Banana
Dirty Knife                         Neko Case
Go Places                           The New Pornographers
Only A Lad                          Oingo Boingo
Red Frame-White Light               Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Let Down                            Radiohead
Suzy Is A Headbanger                Ramones
Angst In My Pants                   Sparks
Fat Controller                      Squarepusher
Warning Sign                        Talking Heads
Wolf Like Me                        TV On The Radio
Sleepwalk                           Ultravox
Poison Plant                        USA Is A Monster
Wardance                            Killing Joke
Lake Of Fire                        Meat Puppets
Ana Ng                              They Might Be Giants
What Goes On                        The Velvet Underground
Gone Daddy Gone                     Violent Femmes

Friday, July 6, 2007

ROCK FIGHT! KSCL 91.3 FM Friday, July 6, 2007, 6 to 8


Achtung, das Lookenpeepers!

Time for another ROCK FIGHT! on KSCL 91.3 fm. Be sure to tune in tonight from 6 to 8.

This week, there’s a track from the new New Pornographers album written by Dan Bejar - “Myriad Harbour.” And some other stuff ...

Well, here’s the score:

Song                                        Artist
Simplesmente (Tom Middleton Remix)          Bebel Gilberto
Better Off Alone                            The Black Angels
Price Of Gasoline Automato Remix            Bloc Party
Ever Fallen In Love                         The Buzzcocks
Battle Scars (Feat. Willy Mason)            The Chemical Brothers
Anaesthesia                                 The Church
Heavy Metal                                 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
Fa-Fa-Fa                                    Datarock
Siriustar                                   Deerhoof
Anything New                                Digitalism
Jugband Blues                               Eden
My Moon My Man                              Feist
Decent Days And Nights                      The Futureheads
Lightsonic                                  Groove Armada
Boy From School                             Hot Chip
Something I Learned Today                   Husker Du
Say Hello To The Angels                     Interpol
North American Scum                         LCD Soundsystem
Roadrunner                                  The Modern Lovers
Song Against Sex                            Neutral Milk Hotel
Myriad Harbour                              The New Pornographers
A Peculiar Noise Called "Train Director"    The Olivia Tremor Control
Down With Moonlight                         The Rakes
Suspect Device                              Stiff Little Fingers
Seen And Not Seen                           Talking Heads
Nursery Rhyme Breather                      U.N.K.L.E.
Little Cream Soda                           The White Stripes

Thursday, July 5, 2007

WBUR's On Point Features Right Wing Radio Report

WBUR had an excellent discussion of the study I wrote about from the Center For American Progress. It was on their NPR show On Point hosted by Tom Ashbrook.

The show’s blurb:

“Last week in the firestorm debate on immigration reform, even conservative stalwarts finally blinked at the full-blast power of rightwing talk radio. ‘Talk radio,’ said Mississippi's Senator Trent Lott, ‘is running America. We have to deal with that problem.’

“Problem? Not the way fans of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and Michael Savage see it. This, they say, is democracy in action. And hallelujah their guys have the biggest megaphones. Maybe too big says a new report. But who's to say?”

Guests were Mark Lloyd, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress; Horace Cooper, Senior Fellow at the American Civil Responsibility Union; and Paul Waldman, Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America.

There was very good discussion and debate about the state of commercial political talk radio, examples of many conservative host’s hate-filled diatribes, listener call-ins and contemplation about a new Fairness Doctrine.

One point made was that NPR and public radio programming is the balance to right-wing speech on commercial radio. However, no one really took that seriously. It’s just not true for a variety of reasons explained in the show.

Go listen. It’s good!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

New Studios for Red River Radio

There was an interesting article in The Times the other day, “Public radio network outgrowing facilities.” Read it quick before you have to pay to see it.

Essentially, it boils down to, as the article states, “KDAQ has outgrown its current location at LSUS, and needs to move into a new facility in the next three years, according to station manager Kermit Poling.”

This is completely true and accurate. KDAQ, the flagship of Red River Radio, is consigned to hovels on the LSUS campus. It’s disgraceful and shameful. In fact, the university is just plain lucky no one has gotten seriously ill from working there or that the buildings haven’t been blown away by a bad storm.

Kermit goes on to mention that the station has plans for a new studio that will cost about $3 million, which he is trying to raise through federal and matching grants.

This plan was bandied about before I left Red River Radio, and I saw the artist’s conception of the new studio. It was very nice but not extravagant, and it would serve Red River Radio well for many decades.

It seems, though, that little progress has been made towards fruition since I left. So I’m going to say this yet again: LSUS should pay the lion’s share in funding the new studio.

Every time you tune in to Red River Radio, you hear that KDAQ is a community-supported service of LSUS. They are very proud to provide public radio to such a large area. For decades, Red River Radio has helped LSUS achieve a positive image throughout the region.

Yet the university has kept the network based in tin shacks all this time.

It’s time for some reciprocation. After all the benefit Red River Radio has provided LSUS, coming up with at least half the construction cost can easily be viewed as both a reward for that service and as an investment in continued service. It just seems fair to me.

What can you do? Write the chancellor and tell him your thoughts! Surprisingly, he has yet to make a public comment on the situation.