Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's the End of the Year as We Know It...and I feel fine and dandy.

The Hub Radio Show 12/28/09 final for 2009. View the entire play list (CLICK HERE)

Featured music by Years, Woodhands, MillionYoung, The Antlers, Moon Duo, Tanlines , Blind Man's Colour, The Soft Pack, Local Natives, Bloodgroup and many more exceptional new artists. Just click on a name and explore.

Listen live to The Hub every Monday 10:00pm (AZ time) http://www.kxci.org/

Gilda is blue.


Thanks for a great year.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The 5th Annual Holiday Hub Radio Show 12/21/09. A season of hearty food and heartfelt joy. A time to frolic in feathery piles of decorative rock. A moment to rest from everyday toil amd unite under a banner of peace and love.

We covered a lot of musical wonderland this fine Monday. To view the entire play list (CLICK HERE)

And to listen live every Monday night go to http://www.kxci.org/ and stream the show live starting at 10:00pm.

Here is a picture of what the Holidays look like in my mind:

All snowy and cold and ready for a sled.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

By A Show of Hands...Who's Tired of this Already? The Hub Radio Show for Monday December 14, 2009. View the completely awesome play list (CLICK HERE)

Music by Beardo, White Fang, Jawbox, Cold War Kids, The Futureheads, Shout Out Louds, Fanfarlo, Final Fantasy, Tristeza and many more. Click on a name and find out more about these fine artists.

Stream the show live every Monday 10:00pm (PST) at http://www.kxci.org/

Find your car on the lawn?

Check your wallet...


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I Like Bowling. The Hub Radio Show. View the entire playlist 12/7/09 (CLICK HERE)

Music from Midnight Juggernauts, Flotation Toy Warning, Surfer Blood, Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Pelican, Citay, The Notwist, Lymbyc Systym, Stellastarr*, Asobi Seksu, Best Coast, Surf City and more. See the complete play list click link above.

Listen live every Monday 10:00pm http://www.kxci.org/

Sometimes life comes at you pretty fast

Look out for flying intruders...


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I Like Turtles. The Hub Radio Show for 11/30/09. To view the entire play list, please (CLICK HERE)

Wonderful new music from The Best Coast, Los Campesinos!, Animal Collective, Fang Island, Holly Miranda, Yo La Tengo, Wetdog, Wild Yaks, Phantogram, Tape Deck Mountain and several other aural aerialists. To view the entire experience click on the link above.

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Sometimes you just need to cry it out like a little baby--no disgrace in that, right?
Don't go away mad...just go away.


Monday, November 30, 2009

Here are a few thoughts on "the state of music" 2009. I'm not one for careful evaluation of music past and I am already tired of the myriad "end of decade" lists on the inter-web. For an astounding compendium of end-of-year or end-of-decade "best of" online lists go to http://blog.largeheartedboy.com/ Here you will find everyone with an asshole and an opinion telling you why LCD Soundsystem is our guiding light to the future. This sort of hindsight infuriates me. Nostalgia is a mild form of depression. I am, however, a big fan of trends and trendy things. When someone asks me what my favorite album or song is, I'm thinking, "You mean this morning?" I have a severe case of musical ADD. I must move on to the next big musical thing immediately. And then after enjoying this new musical idea briefly, I must discard it and move on to the next trendy sound. Here are a few musical trends that I see emerging for the new year/new decade. Take this all with a grain of salt. Remember, two years ago I thought Vampire Weekend was going to usher in the golden age of Indie-Afro-Pop. Never really happened.
Glo-Fi. I don't know why I have such a soft spot in my heart for scuzzy, lo-fi, bedroom electro-psychedelia. This is music that is completely disposable with no discernable hooks made to be listened to through crummy headphones. Perfect music for loners. "Please don't try to talk to me I have my headphones on." I like Neon Indian, Toro y Moi, Delorean, Memory Tapes, Washed Out, Small Black, VEGA, Christmas Island. Just Google "Glo-Fi" and see what pops up. Probably some sort of hallucinogen involved, but they've taken the acid out of the black-light-midnight-rave, and put it on a sunny beach. Ah, the beach.
Neon-Surf. Many have worshiped at the alter of Brian Wilson, but few have lived to tell the tale. If you want to ignite a music-geek firestorm just casually drop "Elephant 6" into any conversation and watch them drop their Wii controller into the bowl of coconut M&Ms. The leaders of the pack here is Girls. Their album "Album" gives you a good idea of the sound. Also see Surfer Blood, Real Estate, Pearl Harbour, The Drums, The Best Coast. Which brings us to the best coast--the left coast.
Smell Bands. A small performance space in L.A. has produced a crop of sativa-soaked pounders who owe as much to Animal Collective as they do to Ornette Coleman. Listen to Wavves, No Age, Abe Vigoda, Women, Japandroids, HEALTH for a refreshing slap in the face.
The Rest. Making musical predictions makes the psychic business look legitimate or something like that. Frank Zappa made the original pithy comment, I'm sure. I like Kurt Vile, The xx, Fool's Gold, Free Energy, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Yeasayer, Harlem Shakes and a few other bands I can't think of right now. They go by so fast--thank God. Bob Girth 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Let the giving of Thanks begin. The Hub Radio Show for 11/23/09. To view the entire playlist (CLICK HERE)

Music by The King Kahn & BBQ Show, Thee American Revolution, Globes On Remote, Fanfarlo, The Lovely Feathers, Beach House, Wolf People, Wild Beasts, The Bravery, Oh No Ono and several other outstanding new artists. Click on a name to find out more.

This is what I'm having for Thanksgiving dinner:

Tasty...and surprisingly low in cholesterol.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lather. Rinse. Repeat. The Hub Radio Show for 11/16/09. View the complete playlist (CLICK HERE)

Tunes by Surfer Blood, Sleep Whale, Tune-Yards, Gravity Wave, Loch Lomond, Ola Podrida, Cold Cave, K-OS, Themselves, WHY?, Yeasayer and many more fine artists. Click on a name and follow the link to learn more.

Listen live every Monday night starting at 10:00pm http://www.kxci.org/

More animal mashup: The rat-faced duck.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The animals play on my head The Hub Radio Show 11/09/09. To view the playlist for this melifluous extravaganza (CLICK HERE)

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Every animal should be a mash up like this:
I'll have the pig fish and the steamed veggies please.
And then...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

American Gothic 2009 on The Hub Radio Show. To view the entire playlist for 11/02/09 (CLICK HERE)

Shine on Harvest Moon as we groove to the sounds of The Soft Pack, Brimstone Howl, Spring Tigers, Surfer Blood, Digital Leather, The Orange Peels, Pugwash, Pants Yell!, Oh No Ono, Do Make Say Think, Espers, The Dutchess & The Duke, Old Canes, Au and several other artists perfect for the occasion.

Always nice to let a picture do the talking:

This little bird has not flown


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monsters love The Hub Radio Show 10/26/09. To view the entire playlist (CLICK HERE)

A fine show with music by OOIOO, Lissy Trullie, The Temper Trap, Anders Ponders, White Shit, Christmas Island, Herman Dune, The Hidden Cameras, La Strada, The Black Hollies, Atlas Sound, The Ghost Is Dancing, Field Music, The Depreciation Guild and several other new music makers.

Don't eat the Randy Donuts or you will turn out like this:

Big Girl puts a spell on Little Girl after eating too many Randy Donuts.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Walking a Tightrope on The Hub Radio Show for Monday October 19, 2009. View the entire playlist (CLICK HERE)

Tasty Tunes from Frankie Rose, Woven Bones, Relics, Bottle Up & Go, The Temper Trap, Local Natives, Bear In Heaven, Finn Riggins, We All Have Hooks For Hands, I Was Totally Destroying It, 60 Watt Kid, and many more fine artists.

Listen to The Hub every Monday night at 10:00pm http://www.kxci.org/

Don King always makes me blue

And he smelled like a Greek God. Just a great guy with a good attitude. Funny stories and hairstyle tips.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Laughing all the way...The Hub Radio Show for Monday October 12, 2009. To View the entire play list (CLICK HERE)

Mucho musica from the most trusted artists in the business including The Happy Hollows, Laarks, Brother Ali, Jookabox, Hush Arbors, The Ditchess and The Duke, Headlights, The Clientele, Toro y Moi and many more fine artists.

Listen live every Monday night at 10:00pm http://www.kxci.org/

And just to make things interesting:

A little blue Elvis to help you on your way. Hoy Hoy!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sub-hosted Your Morning Brew Friday 10/09/09. View the complete playlist (CLICK HERE)

Love sitting in for Your Morning Brew on KXCI. See why The Yellow Stereo music blog calls KXCI the best radio station EVAR. Jim Blackwood does a great job as the regular host. Five days a week (Monday--Friday 7:00-10:00am) he puts together cogent, thoughtful sets of music. And, he has a great ear.

Listen live anytime at http://www.kxci.org/

Here is a picture of an orange:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Hub Radio Show for 10/05/09. To View the entire playlist (CLICK HERE)

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Here is a picture of my breakfast:

As Neil Young told Stephen Stills, "Eat a peach, baby!"

I will be covering Your Morning Brew this Friday 10/9/09 listen in starting at 7:00am. What? Did Bob just say 7:00am? Yes, my friends.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Hub Radio Show for Monday 9/28/09. To view the complete playlist (CLICK HERE)

A really chillaxed show with music by Cymbals Eat Guitars, The Twilight Sad, The Raveonettes, The xx, Islands, Castanets, Califone, Simon Joyner and many more outstanding new artists. That's what we do.

Listen live every Monday night at 10:00pm (PST) http://www.kxci.org/

Caught up with Jimi the other day and showed him a "C" chord:

Just like I was ringing a bell.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Hub Radio Show for Monday September 21, 2009. View the entire playlist (CLICK HERE)

A splendid show that featured music by The Raveonettes The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Vivian Girls, Visqueen, The Grates, Islands, Zero 7, Basia Bulat, Rain Machine, The Besnard Lakes, Lymbyc Systym and much more.

You can stream live every Monday starting at 10:00pm (pst) at http://www.kxci.org/

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Blue Cheer in Phoenix in 1968:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Yes, another delightful Hub Radio Show 9/14/09. To view the entire playlist (CLICK HERE)

And you can always listen live every Monday night 10:00pm--12:00am stream at http://www.kxci.org/

A very fine set list that included music from Jim Carroll (RIP), BLK JKS, Fulton Lights, Lucero, Sea Wolf, Gordon Gano, DM Stith, WHY?, The Mountain Goats, A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Neon Indian and many more.

This is a picture of Canned Heat's VW Bus

KXCI is in the midst of our Pledge Drive. You can help support local, independent radio by going to the web site (http://www.kxci.org/) and click on the "Pledge Now" button and become a member. If we sit back and let the other guy do all the work we all lose.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Well now, The Hub Radio Show for 9/7/09 was a Hippie Festival if I ever did see one.
Played a slew of Beatles Rock Band tunes along with some rockin' Underground FM deep tracks from the late 60s and early 70s.

View the complete playlist (CLICK HERE).
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Here is a picture of Iron Butterfly in Concert in Phoenix in the late 60s:

That Moserite guitar must have sounded awesome

See you next week. Peace.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sat in for Blackwood this morning on Your Morning Brew.

View complete playlist (CLICK HERE)

Always fun to do the morning drive-time show on KXCI See you Monday on The Hub all new music and a very special surprise. Monday September 7, 2009 10:00pm-12:00am.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Hub Radio Show 08/31/09 View the entire playlist (CLICK HERE)

It's hot. It's massively, oppressively, soul-suckingly hot.

It's so hot I'm seeing spaceships over the mountains.
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Support local media. Hoy Hoy!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Hub Radio Show for 8/24/09 view entire playlist (CLICK HERE)

This week featured music by:

WAVVES , HEALTH, Times New Viking, Monotonix , Bad Veins , BOAT , Farmer Dave Scher , Madrid , Monogold

Treat yourself to a good laugh (CLICK HERE) or try this (CLICK HERE)

I sat down with the 16th President of these United States and discussed the State of the Union. Here is a picture of that monumental summit:

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Hub Radio Show will return Monday August 24, 2009. Listen live starting at 10:00pm http://www.kxci.org/

New music from BOAT, Small Black, Farmer Dave Scher, Madrid, Extra Happy Ghost, Drug Rug, Castanets and more.

Thanks for the positive feedback and as always, please support independent, local media.
The Today Show came to Tucson. Here is a picture of Al Roker interviewing me.
See you next week. Out.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Hub Radio Show 9/10/09 the Woodstock '69 show view entire playlist (CLICK HERE)

A great show that featured an amazing Woodstock mash-up by DJ Zebra called Bootstock

Also music from Dave Mason, Mick Jagger, elton John, Rod Stewart, Peter Frampton and Robin Trower.

Here is a picture of me with the King at Woodstock in 1969. We bumped into each other at the Woodstock Gift Shop. We were both looking for Keef Hartley Band swag after an amazing three song set. Great shot taken by my friend Jerry Garcia.

Tune in 8/24/09 for all new music on The Hub.
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Friday, August 7, 2009

Guest DJ last night 8/6/09 for The Medicine Cabinet on 91.3 fM KXCI Tucson http://www.kxci.org/

Music from Dungen, Yppah, Au, Apollo Ghosts, Brian Glaze & the Night Shift, Drug Rug, Nurses, Early Day Miners, Marmoset, Preak Faeans, Dinosaur (Arthur Russell), Terry Callier and more.

Tune in Monday (8/10/09) for the Woodstock 40th Anniversary show on The Hub. 10:00pm--12:00am http://www.kxci.org/ to stream the show live.

I will be wearing these pants for the entire show:
Some serious Calamari!
I will be featuring music from some of the notable artists who did not attend the Aquarian Explosion in upstate NY in the summer of '69.

Did Sweetwater play the festival? Yes.
Did James Taylor? No.
The Beach Boys play? No.
Sha Na Na? Check.
Cream? No.
Quill? Yes.
Here is a great Cream poster from 1967:

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Hub Radio Show 8/3/09. To view the entire playlist (CLICK HERE)

The theme for this week's show: You Put Your Right Foot In...

This week featured music from:
and a whole lotsa more...(CLICK HERE)

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Another picture from Vegas--me with Liz Taylor:

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Listen in this Thursday 10:00pm--12:00am. I will be sitting in on The Medicine Cabinet. Music from Dungen, Yppah, Au, Apollo Ghosts, Brian Glaze, Drug Rug, Nurses and more. Stream at http://www.kxci.org/

Next week's Hub will be the Woodstock Tribute Show. It's been 40 years and we will celebrate the music that defined a generation.
Let the sunshine in.