Saturday, April 30

KJRW TOP TEN LIST

Faith No More remains at the top spot this week.  That really surprises me.  Adding more songs to the play list today.  Maybe one of them will make it to number one next week.
  1. Falling to Pieces - Faith No More
  2. My Doorbell - White Stripes
  3. 21st Century (Digital Boy) - Bad Religion
  4. Get Down, Make Love - Nine Inch Nails
  5. Train In Vain (Stand By Me) - Clash
  6. London Calling - Clash
  7. Jean Genie - David Bowie
  8. The Hardest Button to Button - White Stripes
  9. So What'cha Want - Beastie Boys
  10. Ruby Soho - Rancid

Friday, April 22

KJRW TOP TEN LIST

No big surprises this week, except that there are no Black Keys songs in the Top Ten.  Jack White is on twice with two different bands.  These are the songs that got a big 'thumbs up':
  1. Falling to Pieces - Faith No More
  2. 21st Century (Digital Boy) - Bad Religion
  3. The Hardest Button to Button - White Stripes
  4. Train In Vain - Clash
  5. Waiting Room - Fugazi
  6. Jean Genie - David Bowie
  7. Steady, As She Goes - Raconteurs
  8. Scentless Apprentice - Nirvana
  9. Search and Destroy - Iggy Pop and the Stooges
  10. So What'cha Want - Beastie Boys

Monday, April 18

Undercover of the Night

That's the title of a Rolling Stones song that I can't decide if I like or dislike.  I wonder if anyone has ever covered Undercover of the Night.  It is "Under the Covers" week on KJRW.  Some people prefer original versions of songs to covers.  Maybe it is like the book being better than the movie.  I like hearing different versions of familiar tunes.  I especially enjoy really thrashy versions of sugary pop songs.  Feel free to comment with your opinion.  And please join me "Under the Covers".  Click on the > in the blue box on the right to listen to KJRW on live365.com.

Friday, April 15

KJRW TOP TEN LIST

We have a new number one this week, from the band Faith No More.  Here's a but of trivia:  Courtney Love once fronted that band, way before the video with the fish flopping around.  Here's this week's list:
  1. Falling to Pieces - Faith No More
  2. Steady, As She Goes - Raconteurs
  3. Search and Destroy - Iggy Pop and the Stooges
  4. Rebel Girl - Bikini Kill
  5. 21st Century (Digital Boy) - Bad Religion
  6. Till I Get My Way - Black Keys
  7. London Calling - Clash
  8. Waiting Room - Fugazi
  9. Scentless Apprentice - Nirvana
  10. Wynona's Big Brown Beaver - Primus
Remember to vote for your favorite songs by clicking the thumbs up while they are playing on KJRW.

Wednesday, April 13

Spin the Black Circle

This Saturday is Record Store Day. 

My Great Uncle George used to own a record store in Dallas, Texas.  My cousins would write to him, asking for records, and he would mail them up to Massachusetts.  I only wrote to him, asking for records once.  I was twelve years old.  I asked for "Bad Reputation" and "I Love Rock 'N' Roll", and Uncle George sent them to me.  A little less than a decade later, Joan Jett autographed those albums (along with a few more) when I met her for the first time in Providence, Rhode Island.  Uncle George has passed away, and I am not sure what became of his store. 

There aren't as many record stores as there once was.  I find that sad.  I can spend hours in a record store, flipping through all the albums.  Most times, I go from A to Z.  Other times, I start with J.  You can really judge a store by its J bin.  Or at least I do.

Today, I think most people buy music online.  Downloading an mp3 sure is faster.  I even began doing that recently because it is easier to get the song on KJRW.  But, there is something really cool about being in a record store, finding an album, and going home to listen to it from start to finish.  There are sometimes gems on those albums that you miss because they were not released as a single and don't get on the radio.  I try to play some of those songs on KJRW.

Please visit your local record store on Saturday.  Some will even have real records - on vinyl. 


P.S.  Spin the Black Circle is a song on Pearl Jam's Vitalogy album.  (I have it on vinyl, signed by Guitarist Mike McCready.)

Friday, April 8

KJRW TOP TEN LIST

This is what I like to see -- some variation in the Top 10.  New titles make an appearance this week.
  1. Steady, As She Goes - Raconteurs
  2. Falling to Pieces - Faith No More
  3. Search and Destroy - Iggy Pop and the Stooges
  4. Rebel Girl - Bikini Kill
  5. Girl Is On My Mind - Black Keys
  6. Wynona's Big Brown Beaver - Primus
  7. Holiday In Cambodia - Dead Kennedy's
  8. So What'cha Want - Beastie Boys
  9. Where Eagles Dare - Misfits
  10. 21st Century (Digital Boy) - Bad Religion
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Friday, April 1

KJRW TOP TEN LIST

Today's Top Ten:
  1. In the Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
  2. Mony Mony - Tommy James and the Shondells
  3. Get Together - Youngbloods
  4. Happy Together - Turtles
  5. Ain't Too Proud to Beg - Temptations
  6. Wipe Out - Surfaris
  7. Dirty Water - Standells
  8. Mama Said - Shirelles
  9. Gloria - Them
  10. Last Train to Clarksville - Monkees