Saturday, December 28

TOP TEN

It's the bonus track from the new Joan Jett and the Blackhearts album, Unvarnished at number one in the last Top Ten of 2013 on KJRW:

  1. Seriously - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  2. Here's To Your Fuck - Gits
  3. Dog Style - Viletones
  4. Delicious - Poets of the Fall
  5. So Alive - Love and Rockets
  6. Between the Eyes - Love Battery
  7. Miss Understood - 7 Year Bitch
  8. School Days - Runaways
  9. One of My Lies - Green Day
  10. Dancing with Myself - Generation X

Best wishes for 2014!  It begins with us Diving Under the Covers on KJRW.  All your favorite cover tunes playing during the month of January.

Sunday, December 22

TOP TEN

The Ramones and Eyeliners switch positions this week in the Top Ten on KJRW:

  1. We Want the Airwaves - Ramones
  2. Destroy - Eyeliners
  3. So Alive - Love and Rockets
  4. School Days - Runaways
  5. One of My Lies - Green Day
  6. So What - Anti-Nowhere League
  7. Pull a U - Kills
  8. Dancing with Myself - Generation X
  9. Kiss Kiss - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  10. Wild Thing - X

KJRW declares war on Christmas with tunes from Fear, the Dollyrots, Dropkick Murphys and more!

Monday, December 16

GIFT SHOP


The Gift Ideas section is open at the KJRW Corner Store.
Order now - Christmas is only about a week away!

Saturday, December 14

TOP TEN

The first Top Ten of KJRW's fourth year finds the Eyeliners still in the number one slot.

  1. Destroy - Eyeliners
  2. We Want the Airwaves - Ramones
  3. School Days - Runaways
  4. One of My Lies - Green Day
  5. So What - Anti-Nowhere League
  6. So Alive - Love and Rockets
  7. Pull A U - Kills
  8. Dancing with Myself - Generation X
  9. Kiss Kiss - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  10. Wild Thing - X

We just added a bunch of songs that haven't been on KJRW previously from the Gits, Poets of the Fall, Murphy's Law, the Clash and more, as well as a bonus track from the deluxe version of the brand new Joan Jett and the Blackhearts album, Unvarnished.  Next week, we'll throw in some punk rock Christmas tunes.

Wednesday, December 11

EAT ME, I'M ICE CREAM

Full Tilt Ice Cream in West Seattle is having a release party tonight for its new flavor, Mudhoney!  

The party starts at 7, and the band goes on at 8 !!

9629 16th Ave SWSeattle, Washington 98106

Monday, December 9

NOVEMBER

November was the last month of KJRW's third year online.  Over a thousand streams were launched - the most times the play button has been clicked since July.  However, people spent a little less time listening to KJRW than in October, so our rank slipped a bit.

Listeners spent the most time with KJRW in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Spain, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Australia and Italy.  Inside the U.S. listening was tops in Seattle, WA; Denver, Co; Montgomery, AL; Washington, DC; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN; Phoenix, AZ; Chicago, IL and Oklahoma City, OK.

KJRW began its fourth year online with a countdown of the Top 113 of 2013, all of your favorite songs from the past year.  Lots more to come in 2014, including a Dive Under the Covers this winter and New Wave Summer.  Make any theme or song suggestions here.

Thanks for listening and contributing to the fund drive to keep KJRW online!

Friday, December 6

TOP 113 LIST

KJRW celebrated the beginning of its fourth year online by counting down your favorite songs played over the past year.  This is the third time we have done this, and the list has never been the same.  The Clash was the band with the most tunes this year.  There were a half dozen cover versions of songs, including the number one track.  Here is the full list of the TOP 113 of 2013:

113.   TV Party - Black Flag
112.   Kiss Kiss - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
111.   Guilt Within Your Head - Gits
110.   Wave of Mutilation - Pixies
109.   One Thing - INXS
108.   Boredom - Buzzcocks
107.   Don’t Want To Know If You're Lonely - Husker Du
106.   Straight Ahead - Pennywise
105.   Cars - Gary Numan
104.   Kundalini Express - Love and Rockets
103.   Look Back and Laugh - Minor Threat
102.   I Fought the Law - Clash
101.   Maxwell Murder - Rancid
100.   Personality Crisis - New York Dolls
99.    One More Thing - L7
98.    Mr. Chivalry - Girl in a Coma
97.    (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Devo
96.    Hybrid Moments - Misfits
95.    Head Over Heels - Go-Go's
94.    Turning Japanese - Vapors
93.    Miss World - Hole
92.    Love Kills - Circle Jerks
91.    Breed - Nirvana
90.    Blood One - Bikini Kill
89.    What Love Is - Dead Boys
88.    Judy Is a Punk - Ramones
87.    Bad Reputation - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
86.    Need You Around - Smoking Popes
85.    Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
84.    Drug Train - Social Distortion
83.    My Name Is Mud - Primus
82.    Wrong Way - Sublime
81.    No Fun - Stooges
80.    Can Your Pussy Do the Dog? - Cramps
79.    Blue Orchid - White Stripes
78.    Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
77.    X Offender - Blondie
76.    Oh Come On - Julie Ruin
75.    Dig Me Out - Sleater-Kinney
74.    Wonderful - Circle Jerks
73.    London Calling - Clash
72.    Mind Your Manners - Pearl Jam
71.    Pattern Skies - Greenhornes
70.    So Alive - Love and Rockets
69.    In My Eyes - Minor Threat
68.    Baby Baby - Vibrators
67.    Miss Impossible - Poets of the Fall
66.    Emotional Blackmail - UK Subs
65.    Different - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
64.    Possum Kingdom - Toadies
63.    Suddenly Last Summer - Motels
62.    Shout - Tears for Fears
61.    Jackie Chan - Dollyrots
60.    I Need - L7
59.    Scentless Apprentice - Nirvana
58.    Potential Suicide - Wipers
57.    Waiting Room - Fugazi
56.    Bob - NOFX
55.    Friction - Television
54.    Infected - Bad Religion
53.    School Days - Runaways
52.    Attitude - Misfits
51.    When She Begins - Social Distortion
50.    Train In Vain - Clash
49.    Jesus Built My Hotrod - Ministry
48.    Kid - Pretenders
47.    Whip It - Devo
46.    What You Say - Sugarcult
45.    Rock 'N' Roll High School - Ramones
44.    Destroy - Eyeliners
43.    Pull A U - Kills
42.    Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger
41.    Sabotage - Beastie Boys
40.    Closer - Nine Inch Nails
39.    Color Me Impressed - Replacements
38.    Place Position - Fugazi
37.    I Don't Care About You - Fear
36.    One of My Lies - Green Day
35.    Neat Neat Neat - Damned
34.    Soup Is Good Food - Dead Kennedys
33.    Touch Me I'm Sick - Mudhoney
32.    The Happy Song - Poets of the Fall
31.    (I'm Gonna) Run Away - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
30.    Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
29.    Inside Out - Eve 6
28.    The Guns of Brixton - Clash
27.    Song 2 - Blur
26.    I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
25.    Skinny Little Bitch - Hole
24.    B Is For Brutus - Hives
23.    Take the Skinheads Bowling - Camper Van Beethoven
22.    These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - 7 Seconds
21.    Freak Scene - Dinosaur Jr.
20.    Peaches - Stranglers
19.    Sugar Kane - Sonic Youth
18.    The Passenger - Iggy Pop
17.    Minor Threat - Minor Threat
16.    Bleed Together - Soundgarden
15.    I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones
14.    Orange Alert - Briefs
13.    Satyagraha - Vacancies
12.    Rehab - Ministry
11.    Self Esteem - Offspring
10.    Alone, Together - Strokes
9.     I Want To Hear What You Have Got To Say - Subways
8.     Kiss Them For Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
7.     Steady, As She Goes - Raconteurs
6.     The Hardest Button To Button - White Stripes
5.     Know Your Rights - Clash
4.     Jane Says - Jane's Addiction
3.     Dancing With Myself - Generation X
2.     Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
1.     Wild Thing - X

Friday, November 29

TOP TEN

It's a repeat performance from the Eyeliners, as they stay in the top spot on KJRW.  Here are this week's Top Ten tracks:

  1. Destroy - Eyeliners
  2. We Want the Airwaves - Ramones
  3. Pull A U - Kills
  4. So What - Anti-Nowhere League
  5. The Masses Are Asses - L7
  6. Need You Around - Smoking Popes
  7. Minor Threat - Minor Threat
  8. Lexicon Devil - Germs
  9. Dancing With Myself - Generation X
  10. Bad Reputation - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

The Top 113 of 2013 starts Sunday at 1 p.m.!!!

Tuesday, November 26

TOP 113 OF 2013

Talk about making a list and checking it twice!  We have been pouring over the stats from the past year at KJRW, and tallying all the "thumbs up" you gave songs.  The result is the TOP 113 of 2013.  You will hear all your favorite songs from the Clash, Minor Threat, Poets of the Fall, Ramones, Social Distortion and more beginning this Sunday, December 1st!

Saturday, November 23

TOP TEN

The Eyeliners replace L7 at number one this week.  Here are the songs getting the 'thumbs up' on KJRW:

  1. Destroy - Eyeliners
  2. We Want the Airwaves - Ramones
  3. So What - Anti-Nowhere League
  4. The Masses Are Asses - L7
  5. Suicide - Battered Wives
  6. Need You Around - Smoking Popes
  7. Minor Threat - Minor Threat
  8. Oh Come On - Julie Ruin
  9. Bad Reputation - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  10. Paralyzed - Rock Kills Kid

Think these Top Ten lists are cool?  Then you will really enjoy when we countdown the Top 113 songs from the past year on KJRW!  It begins December 1st.

Saturday, November 16

TOP TEN

L7 stays at the top of the heap this week on KJRW:

  1. The Masses Are Asses - L7
  2. Suicide - Battered Wives
  3. Minor Threat - Minor Threat
  4. Bad Reputation - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  5. Oh Come On - Julie Ruin
  6. Need You Around - Smoking Popes
  7. Paralyzed - Rock Kills Kid
  8. Look Back and Laugh - Minor Threat
  9. Lexicon Devil - Germs
  10. Dancing With Myself - Generation X

We're filtering in some of your old favorites from the past year on KJRW from the Stooges, Misfits and more in preparation for the TOP 113 of 2013.  Stick a song to the wall on the facebook page to get it on the list.  The countdown of the TOP 113 begins December 1st on KJRW.*

*If we are able to renew our subscription with Live365.com
You can help us stay online by making a donation.

Tuesday, November 12

HELP!


Now playing on YouTube - our little plea for help.
There are just over 2 weeks left in our subscription with Live365.com.
Thanks to donations received earlier this year, we are close to our goal.
You can keep KJRW online by clicking here.

Saturday, November 9

TOP TEN

We were not sure if the masses would be offended, but you made The Masses Are Asses by L7 number one on KJRW this week.  Here's the list:

  1. The Masses Are Asses - L7
  2. Minor Threat - Minor Threat
  3. Suicide - Battered Wives
  4. Lexicon Devil - Germs
  5. Look Back and Laugh - Minor Threat
  6. Bad Reputation - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  7. Need You Around - Smoking Popes
  8. So Alive - Love and Rockets
  9. Oh Come On - Julie Ruin
  10. Bad Mouth - Fugazi

Songs new to KJRW this week from My Son the Bum, Anti-Flag, The Voids and more!

The KJRW Fund Drive continues at gofundme.com.  Our subscription with Live365 ends this month.  Your donation will help keep us online.  Thank you!

Wednesday, November 6

THE END

This is the last month of our subscription with Live365.com.

In the past three years, there have been over 37 thousand visits to the KJRW page.  Most have liked what they saw, and decided to hit the play button to give us a listen.  What they discovered was a mix of songs that really cannot be heard anywhere else.

KJRW is a listener-supported, independent, alternative rock internet radio station.  We play music you don't get to hear on mainstream radio anymore, or maybe never did.  Our favorite artists include:  The Clash, The Ramones, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Minor Threat, Iggy and the Stooges, Nirvana, Green Day, The White Stripes, Pearl Jam, L7 and The Pixies.

Some bands KJRW plays do not even have a record deal.  As you may know, bands without a record label backing them do not get airplay on traditional radio.

KJRW is not just a bunch of songs on "Shuffle and Repeat".  Playlists are hand-crafted.  Songs are placed in a certain order with station identification snippets in between that we hope you will find entertaining.

If you have enjoyed listening to KJRW at any point or even admire the concept, please consider throwing a few bucks our way so that we can remain online for another year.

Monday, November 4

WHEN OCTOBER GOES

KJRW's rank rose considerably during the month of October.  We're now in the top 6% of the hundreds of rock stations on Live365.  More streams were launched in October than in September and August.

Listeners spent the most time with KJRW since March.  Those with VIP subscriptions listened double the amount of that in September.  People listened for free the longest time in almost a year.

Where they were listening the most:  U.S., Spain, Germany, Canada, France, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Denmark and U.K.  Inside the U.S.:  Seattle, WA; Montgomery, AL; New York, NY; San Diego and Los Angeles, CA; Austin, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Denver, CO and Washington, DC.

The bad news is that KJRW's subscription with Live365.com runs out at the end of November.  But, you can help keep us online another year with a donation at gofundme.com/KJRW-WestSeattle.

Saturday, November 2

TOP TEN

The Runaways stay at the top another week, and Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi) rules the list with three songs:

  1. School Days - Runaways
  2. Suicide - Battered Wives
  3. Minor Threat - Minor Threat
  4. Bad Mouth - Fugazi
  5. Look Back and Laugh - Minor Threat
  6. So Alive - Love and Rockets
  7. Oh Come On - Julie Ruin
  8. Need You Around - Smoking Popes
  9. I Need - L7
  10. Mind Your Manners - Pearl Jam

Songs new to KJRW this week from the Stooges, Weezer, Gossip and more...

Saturday, October 26

TOP TEN

The Runaways are number one this week!  Here are the top ten tracks on KJRW:
  1. School Days - Runaways
  2. Train In Vain - Clash
  3. Minor Threat - Minor Threat
  4. The Hardest Button To Button - White Stripes
  5. Different - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  6. Wild Thing - X
  7. Emotional Blackmail - UK Subs
  8. Need You Around - Smoking Popes
  9. I Fought the Law - Clash
  10. Maxwell Murder - Rancid
Listen for spooky tunes from Godsmack, the Kills, Misfits and more for Halloween week on KJRW...

Friday, October 18

TOP TEN


Making the list this week is The Smoking Popes from Chicago.  Here are the top ten tracks on KJRW in mid-October:
  1. Train In Vain - Clash
  2. School Days - Runaways
  3. Different - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  4. Emotional Blackmail - UK Subs
  5. The Hardest Button To Button - White Stripes
  6. Need You Around - Smoking Popes
  7. Minor Threat - Minor Threat
  8. Pattern Skies - Greenhornes
  9. Personality Crisis - New York Dolls
  10. Wild Thing - X

Spooky tunes from Bauhaus, The Beat Dolls, The Accused and more coming your way on KJRW...

Friday, October 11

TOP TEN

New Joan Jett and the Blackhearts make the list!  Here are the top ten tracks on KJRW this week:

  1. The Happy Song - Poets of the Fall
  2. Train In Vain - Clash
  3. School Days - Runaways
  4. Different - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  5. Emotional Blackmail - UK Subs
  6. The Hardest Button to Button - White Stripes
  7. Pattern Skies - Greenhornes
  8. Maxwell Murder - Rancid
  9. Personality Crisis - New York Dolls
  10. Wild Thing - X
Songs from Jeff the Brotherhood, Betty Blowtorch, Dicks and more just added to the mix!

Monday, October 7

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Friday, October 4

SEPTEMBER MOURN

September has ended, so it is time to wake up and check our stats.  There were no record highs or lows for the month, and our rank on Live365.com remained the same.  The number of times KJRW was made a preset station was the highest it has been since May.  More streams were launched in September than in August.  And we hit the milestone of 35 thousand visits to the station page.

People spent the most time listening to KJRW in the U.S., Canada, Czech Republic, Spain, Mexico, Morocco, Slovenia, Germany, Hungary and Italy.  Inside the U.S., listeners remained with KJRW the longest in Montgomery, AL; Seattle, WA; New York, NY; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Oklahoma City, OK; Phoenix, AZ; Charlotte, NC and Denver, CO.

As Halloween approaches, be sure to send us your spooky song suggestions.

Tuesday, October 1

THE UNVARNISHED TRUTH

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts just released their first album of new material in seven years.  We have heard most of the songs the last couple years played live, as the band has been trying them out in front of audiences.  There are some subtle changes on the recorded versions, but not enough of a change to say I prefer one over the other.

The first single from Unvarnished is Any Weather.  Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana co-wrote the song and played every instrument on it except for rhythm guitar.  He produced the track in his 606 studio with the mixing board from the Sound City recording studio.  If you are an audiophile or music history buff, you should watch his documentary, Sound City from earlier this year.

Another songwriting collaboration with someone outside of the Blackhearts is Soulmates to Strangers.  Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! worked on that one with Joan Jett.  My favorite collaborators are still Donita Sparks and Kathleen Hanna.

The Blackhearts take on topical issues such as over-sharing on Twitter with TMI, reality shows taking over our television screens on Reality Mentality and rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy with Make It Back.

Joan gets personal with Hard To Grow Up and Fragile.  She has referred to recent years as the "decade of death".  She has lost many close to her, including her parents.  Listening to the lyrics makes me want to give her a big hug.  And I am honored that I was able to do that a few months after her mother passed away.

Bad As We Can Be reminds me of Poison's Talk Dirty To Me, but I still like it.  The song that I think I like the most on the album is Different.  Its theme really resonates with me.

The last track on the album is the only one not written by Jett.  Everybody Needs A Hero is an adventurous tune, employing strings, oboe and English horn.  It sort of ends the album on a sour note.  But everybody does need a hero, and mine is Joan Jett.

Saturday, September 28

TOP TEN

Most of the list stays the same at the end of September.  Here are the top ten tracks on KJRW:

  1. The Happy Song - Poets of the Fall
  2. Pattern Skies - Greenhornes
  3. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Devo
  4. Sugar Kane - Sonic Youth
  5. Jesus Built My Hotrod - Ministry
  6. Soup Is Good Food - Dead Kennedys
  7. Mr. Chivalry - Girl in a Coma
  8. One More Thing -L7
  9. Pretty Fly for a White Guy - Offspring
  10. Wild Thing - X

Listen for lots of songs that haven't been on KJRW before...

Saturday, September 21

TOP TEN

The songs shuffle around as Summer turns to Fall.  Here is this week's list of Top Ten tracks on KJRW:

  1. The Happy Song - Poets of the Fall
  2. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Devo
  3. Jesus Built My Hotrod - Ministry
  4. Soup Is Good Food - Dead Kennedys
  5. Sugar Kane - Sonic Youth
  6. One More Thing - L7
  7. Mind Your Manners - Pearl Jam
  8. Dancing With Myself - Generation X
  9. Wild Thing - X
  10. So Alive - Love and Rockets
Listen for songs getting their first spins on KJRW from:  Flipper, The Descendents, Green Apple Quick Step and more!

Saturday, September 14

TOP TEN

The New Pearl Jam song makes it onto the list this week.  Here are the Top Ten favorite songs on KJRW:

  1. The Happy Song - Poets of the Fall
  2. Sugar Kane - Sonic Youth
  3. Soup Is Good Food - Dead Kennedys
  4. Mind Your Manners - Pearl Jam
  5. Dancing With Myself - Generation X
  6. Wild Thing - X
  7. So Alive - Love and Rockets
  8. Kid - Pretenders
  9. Waiting Room - Fugazi
  10. I Fought the Law - Clash
Listen to KJRW next week for new tunes from Little Hearts, Chelsea Light Moving (led by Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth) and Cali Giraffes (featuring Kim Warnick of the Fastbacks).

Saturday, September 7

TOP TEN

There a few New Wave songs in the list for the last week of New Wave Summer on KJRW:

  1. Dancing With Myself - Generation X
  2. So Alive - Love and Rockets
  3. The Happy Song - Poets of the Fall
  4. Kid - Pretenders
  5. Whip It - Devo
  6. Possum Kingdom - Toadies
  7. The Hardest Button To Button - White Stripes
  8. Turning Japanese - Vapors
  9. Head Over Heels - Go-Go's
  10. Neat Neat Neat - Damned
Listen for new songs from Nine Inch Nails and Pearl Jam on KJRW!  And next week, we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Nirvana's In Utero album.

Thursday, September 5

AN AUGUST THEME

KJRW's rank among all the stations on Live365 climbed almost 200 places in August.  There were over 2400 visits to the station page.  The average stretch of time people listened to KJRW was the highest this year.  Live365 VIP members listened the most since March.  The only thing we did not see an increase in was the number of streams launched.  The problem with that could possibly be that only so many people can listen for free at a time.  Sometimes the station is "full".  The way around that is to become a Live365 VIP.  You will be able to listen commercial-free whenever you want.  Part of the subscription price will pay artist royalties, and part will go to KJRW to help keep us online.  Click VIP.

During the month of August, people were listening to KJRW the most in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Sweden, Australia, Peru and the U.K.  Inside the U.S., people listened the most in Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Montgomery, AL; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Wausau-Rhinelander, WI; Baltimore, MD; Phoenix, AZ and Jacksonville, FL.

Tuesday, September 3

RUN FAST

Kathleen Hanna is the comeback kid.  She formed Bikini Kill while attending Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA in 1990.  Over 7 years, the group released only a few albums, but their influence was felt by bands like Sleater-Kinney, Jack Off Jill, The Gossip, and those that joined the Riot Grrrl movement.  Without Hanna, Nirvana would never have unleashed "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on the world.  It was she who scrawled, "Kurt smells like teen spirit" (the deodorant) on a wall to mock Cobain.

Bikini Kill split up in the late 1990's.  Hanna created her alter ego, Julie Ruin and recorded a bunch of very lo-fi songs in her apartment.  She then found some friends to play these songs live, which evolved into something very different, Le Tigre.  This band carried on the Bikini Kill political and feminist themes, but the music was electronic pop instead of punk.

And then Kathleen Hanna disappeared - or so it seemed.  She battled a mysterious illness for six years before it was finally diagnosed as Lyme Disease.  Her husband, Adam Horovitz (Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys) encouraged Hanna to start singing again.  She revisited her Julie Ruin identity, and again assembled a band.

This Julie Ruin is an amalgamation of all of the above.  Bikini Kill Bassist Kathi Wilcox joins Hanna again.  The Julie Ruin is punk and electronic, dark and upbeat.  Their debut album, Run Fast was released today.  You can pick it up by clicking the link to the right.  The crowning jewel is the first song on the album, "Oh Come On".  You can hear it on KJRW.

Sunday, September 1

HELLO VMA, GOODBYE

We were just going to ignore the Video Music Awards on MTV, but a week later, we are still hearing about Miley Cyrus' performance on the show.  We didn't watch the program.  We didn't even watch the presentation last year when Green Day performed a song we like, "Let Yourself Go".  The last time we saw the VMAs was when Lady Gaga wore raw meat.  And that is what the VMAs are about - doing something extreme that people will talk about.  Just ask Madonna.  It leaves us wondering what Miley did that could be more extreme than anything Madonna, Lady Gaga, et al have done in the past.  Let's go where you can see music videos -- no, not MTV -- YouTube...
Again, how was what Miley did any more extreme than anything else out there?  Is it that parents of young children think she should be Hannah Montana forever?  It was a character.  Let the girl grow up and be Miley Cyrus.  We were far more disappointed in Miley when she flubbed the lyrics to "I Hate Myself For Loving You" on Oprah.  And parents, don't let your young children watch the Video Music Awards.  It's for teens and young adults with bad taste in music.

Saturday, August 31

TOP TEN

The top and bottom stay the same in this week's list of your favorite songs on KJRW:

  1. The Happy Song - Poets of the Fall
  2. Kid - The Pretenders
  3. Whip It - Devo
  4. The Hardest Button To Button - White Stripes
  5. Head Over Heels - Go-Go's
  6. Possum Kingdom - Toadies
  7. Dream All Day - Posies
  8. Turning Japanese - Vapors
  9. Neat Neat Neat - Damned
  10. Kiss Them For Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
Next week is the last week of New Wave Summer.  Listen for songs from Squeeze, Yaz, Pet Shop Boys and more on KJRW.

Wednesday, August 28

RIDE THE WAVE

re-posting this for the last week of NEW WAVE SUMMER:

When the first wave of Punk Rock receded, Post-Punk and New Wave music rose in its wake.  New Wave was one of the definitive music genres of the 1980's, gaining popularity through videos aired on MTV.  In turn, New Wave led to the development of College Rock and Grunge of the late 1980's/early 1990's.  You could say that New Wave is the bridge from Punk to Grunge.  We cross that bridge on KJRW.  We are at midspan of New Wave Summer.  Please continue to enjoy songs from the Cure, Depeche Mode, Talking Heads, Blondie, the Smiths and more.  Get the commemorative T-shirt at the KJRW Corner Store.

Saturday, August 24

TOP TEN

Hey, it's another KJRW Top Ten with Poets of the Fall in the number one position:

  1. The Happy Song - Poets of the Fall
  2. The Hardest Button To Button - White Stripes
  3. Whip It - Devo
  4. What You Say - Sugarcult
  5. Minor Threat - Minor Threat
  6. Miss World - Hole
  7. What Love Is - Dead Boys
  8. Possum Kingdom - Toadies
  9. Neat Neat Neat - Damned
  10. Kiss Them For Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
There are less than 2 weeks left of New Wave Summer on KJRW.  Listen for Duran Duran, Madness, Boomtown Rats and more.

Friday, August 23

MIND YOUR MANNERS



New video from Pearl Jam!  "Mind Your Manners" is the first single from their tenth studio album, Lightning Bolt.  Guitarist Mike McCready said this was his attempt at a Dead Kennedys sound.  It sounds like Pearl Jam is really rocking again.  The album will be released on October 15th.  "Mind Your Manners" will be on KJRW soon.



Wednesday, August 21

MUSIC NEWS FROM AP


SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say former teen heartthrob David Cassidy was pulled over in upstate New York for failing to dim his headlights and charged with DWI after tests showed his blood-alcohol content at .10, higher than the state's legal limit of .08.

Schodack (SKOH-dack) Police Lt. Joseph Belardo says Cassidy was stopped shortly after 12 a.m. Wednesday about 10 miles south of Albany.

The charge is a felony because Cassidy has a 2011 conviction for driving under the influence in Florida. He lives in Fort Lauderdale but is staying in upstate New York for a racing meet in Saratoga.

The 63-year-old "Partridge Family" star is free on $2,500 bail. He's due in Schodack Town Court on Sept. 4.

Cassidy's publicist had no immediate comment.This Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 booking mug released by the Schodack (NY) Police Department shows actor-singer David Cassidy. Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on "The Partridge Family," is free on $2,500 bail after being charged with felony driving while intoxicated in upstate New York. Schodack Police Lt. Joseph Belardo says Cassidy was stopped early Wednesday for failing to dim his headlights about 10 miles south of Albany. Belardo says Cassidy was charged with DWI after tests showed his blood-alcohol content at .10, higher than the state’s legal limit of .08. (AP Photo/Schodack Police Department)

Tuesday, August 20

I HATE MUSIC


Superchunk released their 10th studio album today.  They are an indie rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, consisting of singer/guitarist Mac McCaughan, guitarist Jim Wilbur, bassist Laura Ballance, and drummer Jon Wurster. You will hear a song from the new album, I Hate Music soon on KJRW.  You can pick up the album by clicking the link to the right.

Saturday, August 17

TOP TEN

There are a few changes to the list this week, but the Happy Song remains at the top spot on KJRW:

  1. The Happy Song - Poets of the Fall
  2. Whip It - Devo
  3. What You Say - Sugarcult
  4. Minor Threat - Minor Threat
  5. Miss World - Hole
  6. Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
  7. Neat Neat Neat - Damned
  8. Kiss Them for Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
  9. One Thing - INXS
  10. Potential Suicide - Wipers
KJRW favorites from Soundgarden, White Stripes, Iggy and more just added back into the mix.

Saturday, August 10

TOP TEN

This week on KJRW, Poets of the Fall is replaced at the number one spot by... Poets of the Fall.

  1. The Happy Song - Poets of the Fall
  2. Minor Threat - Minor Threat
  3. What You Say - Sugarcult
  4. One Thing - INXS
  5. Cars - Gary Numan
  6. Peaches - Stranglers
  7. The Guns of Brixton - Clash
  8. Potential Suicide - Wipers
  9. Oh Woe Is Me - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  10. Sour Times - Portishead
More New Wave Summer songs next week from the Flying Lizards, Specials, Big Country and others!

Tuesday, August 6

NO CHRISTMAS IN JULY

There were over 2 thousand visits to the station page last month.  People pressed the play button on KJRW over eleven hundred times in July.  The most streams were launched in a few months.  So, our rank among all the rock stations on Live365 went up a couple notches.  The time VIP listeners spent with KJRW and the amount of people that made us a preset station was double that of June.   However, the average time spent listening to the station was the lowest ever, so our overall rank went down.

People spent the most time listening in the U.S., Mexico, Spain, Italy, Australia, Greece, U.K., Canada, Slovak Republic and Chile.

Our home base of Washington State was again tops in listening, as well as:  California, Georgia, New York, Texas, North Carolina, Missouri, Alabama, Arizona and Connecticut.

Do us a favor?  When you check out the KJRW station page on Live365.com, hit the play button and give us a listen.

Saturday, August 3

TOP TEN

The Top Ten tracks do the shuffle this week on KJRW, while Poets of the Fall remain at number one:

  1. Miss Impossible - Poets of the Fall
  2. Cars - Gary Numan
  3. What You Say - Sugarcult
  4. I Need - L7
  5. The Guns of Brixton - Clash
  6. Peaches - Stranglers
  7. Destroy - Eyeliners
  8. Baby Baby - Vibrators
  9. Last Life - Ruby
  10. Oh Come On - Julie Ruin
Lots more New Wave Summer songs from the likes of Midnight Oil, English Beat and Eurythmics soon on KJRW.  Remember to click the thumbs up icon if you like a song that is playing on KJRW.  The songs with the most thumbs up make their way into the Top Ten.

Friday, July 26

TOP TEN

Our favorite new song sneaks in at number 10, while the "Poetheads" put Miss Impossible back at the top this week on KJRW:

  1. Miss Impossible - Poets of the Fall
  2. I Need - L7
  3. The Guns of Brixton - Clash
  4. Suddenly Last Summer - Motels
  5. Destroy - Eyeliners
  6. Peaches - Stranglers
  7. Can Your Pussy Do the Dog? - Cramps
  8. Shout - Tears for Fears
  9. Baby Baby - Vibrators
  10. Oh Come On - Julie Ruin
More New Wave Summer songs coming your way as well as tunes from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Bad Religion and others on KJRW!

Tuesday, July 23

RIDE THE WAVE

re-posting this for the last week of NEW WAVE SUMMER:

When the first wave of Punk Rock receded, Post-Punk and New Wave music rose in its wake.  New Wave was one of the definitive music genres of the 1980's, gaining popularity through videos aired on MTV.  In turn, New Wave led to the development of College Rock and Grunge of the late 1980's/early 1990's.  You could say that New Wave is the bridge from Punk to Grunge.  We cross that bridge on KJRW.  We are at midspan of New Wave Summer.  Please continue to enjoy songs from the Cure, Depeche Mode, Talking Heads, Blondie, the Smiths and more.  Get the commemorative T-shirt at the KJRW Corner Store.

Saturday, July 20

TOP TEN

Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?  Can the Cramps top Poets of the Fall?  Yes, they can.  Here are the Top Ten tracks on KJRW this week:

  1. Can Your Pussy Do the Dog? - Cramps
  2. Miss Impossible - Poets of the Fall
  3. The Guns of Brixton - Clash
  4. Another Shot of Whiskey - Gits
  5. Shout - Tears for Fears
  6. Peaches - Stranglers
  7. I Need - L7
  8. Miserlou - Agent Orange
  9. People Are People - Depeche Mode
  10. Suddenly Last Summer - Motels
New Wave Summer songs from Blondie, The Smiths and more just added, along with music from the Beat Dolls, Ruby and the Replacements.  Keep clicking on the thumbs up icon when you hear songs you like on KJRW.

Saturday, July 13

TOP TEN

There are a few changes to the list for the second week of July.  It contains a surprising New Wave Summer song in the middle, but a predictable number one.  Here are the Top Ten Tracks on KJRW:

  1. Miss Impossible - Poets of the Fall
  2. The Guns of Brixton - Clash
  3. Peaches - Stranglers
  4. Suddenly Last Summer -Motels
  5. Attitude - Misfits
  6. When She Begins - Social Distortion
  7. Sabotage - Beastie Boys
  8. Rebel Girl - Bikini Kill
  9. Kiss Them For Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
  10. Color Me Impressed - Replacements
Listen for new songs from More of Anything and The Pixies and give them a "thumbs up" if you like them.

Saturday, July 6

TOP TEN

The first list of July is almost the same as the last list of June.  Here are the current crowd-pleasing songs on KJRW:
  1. Miss Impossible - Poets of the Fall
  2. When She Begins - Social Distortion
  3. Attitude - Misfits
  4. Sabotage - Beastie Boys
  5. Kiss Them For Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
  6. (I'm Gonna) Run Away - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  7. Color Me Impressed - Replacements
  8. What Love Is - Dead Boys
  9. I Want To Hear What You Have Got To Say - Subways
  10. Bob - NOFX
To see the songs you like in the Top Ten, click the thumbs up icon while they are playing on KJRW.

Thursday, July 4

JUNE ON THE WEST COAST

KJRW celebrated Women Who Rock during the month of June, to coincide with the opening of the Women Who Rock exhibit at the EMP Museum in Seattle Center.  We thought it sounded great, but not many people heard it.  The least number of streams were launched of the past year.  The average amount of time listeners spent with KJRW increased a tiny bit since the last couple months, but our rank has slipped.

People were listening in the U.S., Spain, Italy, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Sweden, Uruguay, Slovenia, and Chile the most.

Inside the U.S., people listened to KJRW regularly in Washington, California, Alabama, North Carolina, Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Arizona, New Jersey and Nebraska.

Enjoy Independence Day in the U.S., and New Wave Summer on KJRW!

Sunday, June 30

TOP TEN

A different Poets of the Fall song tops the list the last week of June on KJRW:

  1. Miss Impossible - Poets of the Fall
  2. When She Begins - Social Distortion
  3. Attitude - Misfits
  4. Kiss Them For Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
  5. Sabotage - Beastie Boys
  6. Color Me Impressed - Replacements
  7. (I'm Gonna) Run Away - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  8. Modern Love - David Bowie
  9. TV Party - Black Flag
  10. Derailed - 7 Year Bitch
Listen for New Wave Summer songs from Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Soft Cell, Modern English and more on KJRW!

Saturday, June 22

TOP TEN


After spending a few weeks in the number two slot, the Kills finally take the top spot in the Top Ten on KJRW:
  1. Pull A U - Kills
  2. Wild Thing - X
  3. Sabotage - Beastie Boys
  4. Color Me Impressed - Replacements
  5. (I'm Gonna) Run Away - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  6. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  7. I Want To Hear What You Have Got To Say - Subways
  8. Bob - NOFX
  9. Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
  10. I Like It Small - Mudhoney
Listen for The Pretenders, B-52's, Bangles, Missing Persons and more as we continue to celebrate Women Who Rock and New Wave Summer on KJRW!

Wednesday, June 19

BLOW OUT

Kathy Valentine, Patty Schemel and Donita Sparks
Friday night, the EMP museum had a Blow Out concert to kick off their Women Who Rock Exhibit.  Local acts, such as Capping Day were show openers.
Laura Vanderpool of Capping Day
The headliners were the Bad EMPressions:  Kathy Valentine (Go-Go's) on guitar, Patty Schemel (Hole) on drums, Dominique Davalos (BlueBonnets) on bass and Shae Padilla (KSM) on lead guitar.  Valentine and Davalos play together in the Austin, TX band BlueBonnets, and were the first to take lead singer duties.  From then on, that position went from local Shelby Earl to Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow) to local Star Anna to Kim Shattuck (The Muffs) to local Choklate and finally to Donita Sparks (L7).  Song highlights included:  Vacation, Brass in Pocket, I Want Candy, Saints, and Rehab.  The finale of Bad Reputation was a bit of a disappointment because they hadn't worked out who would sing each verse.  But on the whole, the show was a lot of fun.  Most of the performers even joined the crowd to shake hands and take pictures.


The Women Who Rock Exhibit comes to EMP via the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.  The image of Joan Jett greets you at the entrance.  It is followed by a timeline of special achievements by women in history.  Following that are artifacts from female singers and musicians of the 20th century.  We are taken on a trip through time beginning with early blues singers.  Of course, our favorite part began in the late-70's with the emergence of punk rock.  And we appreciated the inclusion of Bikini Kill to represent the Riot Grrrl movement.  However once again, we find disco queens and pop stars included under the moniker of Rock.  Madonna and Lady Gaga are icons, but they do not rock.  Where were the Go-Go's, Hole, L7, Bratmobile, Babes in Toyland, Sleater-Kinney, etc.?  Even with those conspicuous absences, it is a very interesting exhibit.  If you find yourself near Seattle Center, you should take a look.

Kim Gordon's stage attire
KJRW continues to celebrate Women Who Rock during the month of June.  Listen for Breeders, Pretenders, Blondie, Sonic Youth and more.





Saturday, June 15

TOP TEN

This week's Top Ten is full of Women Who Rock!  In the middle of June, these are the tunes getting the 'thumbs up' on KJRW:

  1. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  2. Pull a U - Kills
  3. Wild Thing - X
  4. (I'm Gonna) Run Away - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  5. Connection - Elastica
  6. Shove - L7
  7. Destroy - Eyeliners
  8. Kiss Kiss - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  9. Gone Daddy Gone - Violent Femmes
  10. Take Me to the Backseat - Donnas

New Wave Summer starts this week!

Saturday, June 8

TOP TEN

Here are the top ten tunes on KJRW for the first week of June:

  1. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  2. Pull A U - Kills
  3. Wild Thing - X
  4. Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
  5. Alone, Together - Strokes
  6. Inside Out - Eve 6
  7. I Need Lunch - Dead Boys
  8. I Want To Hear What You Have Got To Say - Subways
  9. Bob - NOFX
  10. Pot Kettle Black - Tilly and the Wall
Listen for the new song from the Black Angels and more Women Who Rock, such as:  the Donnas, Sleater-Kinney and more on KJRW!

Wednesday, June 5

COME WHAT MAY

KJRW reached a few milestones in May.  Near the end of the month, we saw that over 25 thousand streams had been launched, people had spent over 21 thousand hours listening, and there had been over 27 thousand  visits to the station page on Live365.com.  In fact, May saw the most visits to the station page ever.  However, listening time lessened.  Consequently, KJRW's rank dipped down to where it was at the beginning of the year.

Listening to KJRW the most were people in the U.S., Italy, Germany, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Uruguay, Spain, Denmark and the United Arab Emirates.  Inside the U.S., people spent the most time listening in Seattle (WA), San Francisco (CA), Montgomery (AL), Los Angeles (CA), Minneapolis (MN), Chicago (IL), Lansing (MI), Albuquerque (NM), Atlanta (GA) and West Palm Beach (FL).

KJRW celebrates "Women Who Rock" in June.  And New Wave Summer crashes in soon!

Saturday, June 1

TOP TEN


The Kills pull into second, and Poets of the Fall stay at the top.  Here are the songs that got the "thumbs up" the last week of May on KJRW:
  1. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  2. Pull A U - Kills
  3. In My Eyes - Minor Threat
  4. Wild Thing - X
  5. Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
  6. Inside Out - Eve 6
  7. I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
  8. Skinny Little Bitch - Hole
  9. Place Position - Fugazi
  10. Alone, Together - Strokes
Soon on KJRW, you will hear songs from the Pretenders, Breeders, Muffs, Fastbacks and 5.6.7.8's as we get ready to honor Women Who Rock in Seattle.

Friday, May 24

TOP TEN

Poets of the Fall jump back up into the number one slot this week in the KJRW Top Ten:

  1. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  2. Inside Out - Eve 6
  3. Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
  4. In My Eyes - Minor Threat
  5. Alone, Together - Strokes
  6. I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
  7. Skinny Little Bitch - Hole
  8. Place Position - Fugazi
  9. Potential Suicide - Wipers
  10. Wild Thing - X
Listen to KJRW for songs just added from the White Stripes, Pixies and more!

Saturday, May 18

TOP TEN

Midway through May, these are the top ten tunes on KJRW getting the thumbs up from listeners:

  1. Inside Out - Eve 6
  2. Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
  3. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  4. Alone, Together - Strokes
  5. I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
  6. I Want To Hear What You Have Got To Say - Subways
  7. Skinny Little Bitch - Hole
  8. Place Position - Fugazi
  9. In My Eyes - Minor Threat
  10. One of My Lies - Green Day
To see your favorite songs in the Top Ten, click the "thumbs up" icon while they are playing on KJRW.

Friday, May 10

TOP TEN

After ten weeks in the top spot, Poets of the Fall have fallen to number two.  Here are the top ten tracks on KJRW this week:

  1. Inside Out - Eve 6
  2. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  3. Alone, Together - Strokes
  4. I Want To Hear What You Have Got To Say - Subways
  5. Place Position - Fugazi
  6. I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
  7. One Of My Lies - Green Day
  8. Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
  9. Skinny Little Bitch - Hole
  10. Love Kills - Circle Jerks

Monday, May 6

IF APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS...

KJRW played the worst songs we have ever heard on April 1st.  Sure, it has become an April Fool's tradition to change format on KJRW, but I think we crossed a line.  Our rank fell to about where it was before March because people spent less time listening in April.  KJRW was made a preset station almost double the amount of times it was the previous month, though.  And there were almost 2 thousand visits to the station page on Live365.  Our big achievement in April was the most streams launched ever!

People were listening to the station in the U.S., Italy, Canada, Spain, U.K., Germany, Chile, Mexico, Slovak Republic and Bulgaria.

Tops for listening to KJRW inside the U.S. were Seattle, WA; Youngstown, OH; San Francisco, CA; Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN; Portland, OR; Tampa, FL; Springfield, IL; Las Vegas, NV; Dallas, TX and Montgomery, AL.

The SUGGESTION BOX is open.

Saturday, May 4

TOP TEN

The first list of May finds Poets of the Fall at the top yet again.  In fact, the only big change was Kaiser Chiefs replacing Nirvana.

  1. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  2. I Want to Hear What You Have Got To Say - Subways
  3. One of My Lies - Green Day
  4. Jackie Chan - Dollyrots
  5. Dig Me Out - Sleater-Kinney
  6. Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
  7. I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
  8. Self Esteem - Offspring
  9. Hybrid Moments - Misfits
  10. Drug Train - Social Distortion
Soon on KJRW:  the new song from Iggy and the Stooges, as well as tunes from Tool, Shonen Knife, The Bellrays and more!

Monday, April 29

Have you heard ads on KJRW?  Makes us sound like a commercial radio station, doesn't it?  But all the revenue from those ads you hear goes to Live365.  We also give Live365 money every year for the space to store our music and to pay royalties to the artists we play.  KJRW is an independent radio station.  It is totally listener-supported.  If you would like to help support KJRW, please click here:  FUND DRIVE.


Friday, April 26

TOP TEN

Psychosis stays at the top!  Here are the ten tracks that got the highest 'thumbs up' from KJRW listeners this week:
  1. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  2. I Want To Hear What You Have Got To Say - Subways
  3. One of My Lies - Green Day
  4. Dig Me Out - Sleater-Kinney
  5. Breed - Nirvana
  6. Jackie Chan - Dollyrots
  7. Drug Train - Social Distortion
  8. Hybrid Moments - Misfits
  9. Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
  10. Self Esteem - Offspring
 Tunes from Soundgarden, Iggy Pop, NOFX and more are making their debut on KJRW right now!

Friday, April 19

TOP TEN

Psychosis is number one for a record 8th week in a row on KJRW.  The rest of the list is completely different:
  1. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  2. Dig Me Out - Sleater-Kinney
  3. Breed - Nirvana
  4. Jackie Chan - Dollyrots
  5. Drug Train - Social Distortion
  6. Hybrid Moments - Misfits
  7. Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
  8. Love Kills - Circle Jerks
  9. I Might Need You To Kill - Thermals
  10. Self Esteem - Offspring
Listen for the brand new song from Mudhoney on KJRW!

Friday, April 12

TOP TEN

"Psychosis" tops the list for the 7th week in a row on KJRW.  Here are the songs getting the "thumbs up":

  1. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  2. Touch Me I'm Sick - Mudhoney
  3. Self Esteem - Offspring
  4. I Don't Care About You - FEAR
  5. No Fun - Stooges
  6. Daze of Youth - Barbarian
  7. Jesus Built My Hotrod - Ministry
  8. Jane Says - Jane's Addiction
  9. Friction - Television
  10. Add It Up - Violent Femmes
If you want to see your favorite songs in the Top Ten, click the "thumbs up" icon while they are playing on KJRW.

Wednesday, April 10

IDES OF MARCH

We know we are well into April, but will still take a look back at March.  The bad news was that KJRW was made a preset station the least number of times ever in a month.  However, the rest of the news is all good.  More streams were launched in March than February.  People spent more time listening to KJRW.  Our rank rose among not only the rock stations, but all the stations on Live365.  KJRW had the most visits to the station page since it was created in 2010 (well over 2 thousand in one month)!

Here is where people listened to KJRW in March:

Italy + Canada + Spain + Australia + Slovenia + Sweden + Germany + Slovak Republic + Argentina + United States (Washington + California + Alabama + Illinois + North Carolina + New Jersey + Michigan + Ohio + Nevada + Texas)


Saturday, April 6

TOP TEN

"Psychosis" is number one for the sixth week in a row!  Here are the top tracks on KJRW for the first week of April:

  1. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  2. Touch Me I'm Sick - Mudhoney
  3. Steady, As She Goes - Raconteurs
  4. I Don't Care About You - FEAR
  5. Self Esteem - Offspring
  6. Mongoloid - Devo
  7. Skinny Little Bitch - Hole
  8. No Fun - Stooges
  9. Bad Reputation - Joan Jett
  10. Career Opportunities - Clash
The March scorecard will be posted here in a few days.  Songs from Gossip, Gorilla Biscuits and more will be added to the KJRW playlist soon...

Friday, March 29

TOP TEN

Poets of the Fall continues its reign at the top.  Here is the list of the most liked songs on KJRW this week:

  1. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  2. Touch Me I'm Sick - Mudhoney
  3. B Is for Brutus - Hives
  4. I Don't Care About You - FEAR
  5. Self Esteem - Offspring
  6. Steady, As She Goes - Raconteurs
  7. Spiderman - Ramones
  8. Kool Thing - Sonic Youth
  9. Holiday In Cambodia - Dead Kennedys
  10. Balls Out - Yuckies
Tunes from the Clash, Kills, Nirvana and more just added to the mix.  Remember to give songs the "thumbs up" if you want them to make it into the Top Ten next week.

Friday, March 22

TOP TEN


FEAR and Mudhoney knock the Clash and Briefs out of the Top Ten this week.  Poets of the Fall remain in the number one spot.  Here are the songs getting the "thumbs up" on KJRW:
  1. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  2. Touch Me I'm Sick - Mudhoney
  3. I Don't Care About You - FEAR
  4. B Is For Brutus - Hives
  5. Take the Skinheads Bowling - Camper Van Beethoven
  6. Steady, As She Goes - Raconteurs
  7. Pepper - Butthole Surfers
  8. Jane Says - Jane's Addiction
  9. Dancing With Myself - Generation X
  10. My Name Is Mud - Primus
More songs from the Ramones, Sonic Youth and others have just been added to the mix.

Friday, March 15

TOP TEN

Songs make it into the KJRW TOP TEN when you click the "thumbs up" icon while they are playing.  The Top 3 stay the same this week.  Here are the ten most popular songs on KJRW in mid-March:

  1. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  2. B Is For Brutus - Hives
  3. Orange Alert - Briefs
  4. Take the Skinheads Bowling - Camper Van Beethoven
  5. Know Your Rights - Clash
  6. Steady, As She Goes - Raconteurs
  7. Jane Says - Jane's Addiction
  8. Dancing With Myself - Generation X
  9. My Name Is Mud - Primus
  10. Friction - Television
Be sure to listen for Green Day songs every hour on Sunday for St. Patrick's Day on KJRW!

Tuesday, March 12

IT AIN'T EASY BEING GREEN

Have a Green Day with KJRW on St. Patrick's Day.  
Green Day songs every hour this Sunday.  
Don't get pinched.  Wear your green.  
Shirt available now in the KJRW Corner Store.

Friday, March 8

TOP TEN

The songs shuffle around, but Poets of the Fall stay in the number one slot in the KJRW Top Ten for the first week of March.

  1. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  2. B Is For Brutus - Hives
  3. Orange Alert - Briefs
  4. Wild Thing - X
  5. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - 7 Seconds
  6. Take the Skinheads Bowling - Camper Van Beethoven
  7. Dancing With Myself - Generation X
  8. Rehab - Ministry
  9. Know Your Rights - Clash
  10. X Offender - Blondie
The brand new song from Screaming Females, "Poison Arrow" was just added to KJRW, along with tunes that have never been on KJRW before from The Fall, Killing Joke, Fugazi and Devo.

Tuesday, March 5

FEBRUARY STARS

KJRW was reaching for the stars in February.  Our stats grew in almost every category.  We had the most page visits ever.  Over a thousand streams were launched.  On Presidents Day, someone signed up for a VIP subscription just to listen to KJRW.  We enjoyed love songs the week of Valentine's Day (or as we like to call it, Blackheart Day).  Our rank among the thousands of stations on Live365 inched higher.  The only sour note was that the average number of minutes each stream played dropped a little.  But, that has been on the rise in the first few days of March.

People were listening to KJRW the most in...
U.S. ~ Canada ~ Spain ~ U.K. ~ Argentina ~ Columbia ~ Sweden ~ Mexico ~ Bolivia ~ Netherlands

... and inside the U.S....
Seattle, WA ~ Detroit, MI ~ New York, NY ~ Montgomery, AL ~ Salt Lake City, UT ~ Nashville, TN ~ Portland, OR ~ Chicago, IL ~ Raleigh-Durham, NC ~ San Francisco, CA


Friday, March 1

TOP TEN

We have a new number one.  These were the most popular songs on KJRW the last week of February:

  1. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  2. Orange Alert - Briefs
  3. Wild Thing - X
  4. Dancing With Myself - Generation X
  5. Take the Skinheads Bowling - Camper Van Beethoven
  6. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - 7 Seconds
  7. Satyagraha - Vacancies
  8. Know Your Rights - Clash
  9. Song 2 - Blur
  10. Rehab - Ministry
Want to see your favorites in the Top Ten list next week?  Click the "thumbs up" icon while they are playing on KJRW.

Monday, February 25

JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES

In honor of the Oscars (didn't they used to call it the Academy Awards?), Forbes recently made a list of Ten Great Movie Soundtracks:

  1. Judgment Night (full of strange collaborations like Helmet + House of Pain)
  2. Spawn (more strange collaborations)
  3. Singles (we love that Seattle sound)
  4. SLC Punk (sounds a lot like KJRW)
  5. Saturday Night Fever (made Disco mainstream)
  6. Pretty in Pink (the best New Wave)
  7. Dazed and Confused (great Classic Rock)
  8. Purple Rain (Prince's masterpiece)
  9. High Fidelity (obscure good stuff)
  10. Trainspotting (two soundtracks of Alternative Rock)
Honorable mentions went to:  Grosse Point Blank, American Graffiti, A Hard Day's Night, Lost Highway, Pulp Fiction, Romeo + Juliet, Kids, The Virgin Suicides, 8 Mile, Quadrophenia, The Crow and Batman Forever.

We think these should be on the list:  Tank Girl, Pump Up the Volume, Apollo 13, Light of Day and The Big Chill.

Any more great movie soundtracks we missed?

Saturday, February 23

TOP TEN

The songs shuffle around a bit, but mostly stay the same this week.  Here is the current KJRW Top Ten:

  1. Orange Alert - Briefs
  2. Wild Thing - X
  3. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - 7 Seconds
  4. Dancing With Myself - Generation X
  5. Know Your Rights - Clash
  6. Satyagraha - Vacancies
  7. Rehab - Ministry
  8. Song 2 - Blur
  9. X Offender - Blondie
  10. Wrong Way - Sublime
Is there a song you think should be on KJRW?  Comment here, email it or write it in the Shout Out Box on the station page.

Wednesday, February 20

V.I.P.

The other day in New York, a man was trying to listen to KJRW on Live365.com.  Each time he clicked the play button, he was greeted with the message that the station was full.  You see, there can only be so many people listening to a station on Live365 for free at one time. 

But when you are a Live365 VIP, you can access the station anytime.  So that music lover in New York did just that.  He signed up to be a VIP from the KJRW station page.  Now he can listen commercial-free for a year.  And KJRW received part of the subscription fee, which will help us stay online.  Another portion of that subscription fee will go to the artists that get played on the station. 

VIP's may also download a Live365 desktop player that allows you to listen without opening your web browser.  Packages start at about 6 dollars a month.  If you are interested, click here:  http://www.live365.com/rewards/pm?tag=member_10222739915.

Saturday, February 16

TOP TEN

X marks the spot.  Songs from X, Generation X and X-Ray Spex made it into the Top Ten this week on KJRW:
  1. Orange Alert - Briefs
  2. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - 7 Seconds
  3. Wild Thing - X
  4. Know Your Rights - Clash
  5. Dancing With Myself - Generation X
  6. Satyagraha - Vacancies
  7. Rehab - Ministry
  8. Song 2 - Blur
  9. Art-I-Ficial - X-Ray Spex
  10. Prove My Love - Violent Femmes
If you enjoy a song you hear on KJRW, click the "thumbs up" icon while it is playing.  It just might make it into the Top Ten next week.

Wednesday, February 13

HEARD IT IN A LOVE SONG

Listen to KJRW for love songs from the likes of Buzzcocks, Kaiser Chiefs, White Stripes, Nine Inch Nails, Fear, The Pixies, Nirvana, The Hives, Joy Division and The Cure!
 
And have a Happy Blackheart Day!
 

 

Saturday, February 9

TOP TEN

There are more covers in the list this week than there were for Under the Covers week.  We guess a few have grown on you.  Here are the tunes that got the "thumbs up" on KJRW the first week of February:
  1. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - 7 Seconds
  2. Wild Thing - X
  3. Satyagraha - Vacancies
  4. Dancing With Myself - Generation X
  5. Song 2 - Blur
  6. Bleed Together - Soundgarden
  7. Guilt Within Your Head - Gits
  8. Counting Backwards - Throwing Muses
  9. Judy Is A Punk - Ramones
  10. Stuart - Dead Milkmen
Listen for "love" songs next week on KJRW!

Tuesday, February 5

JANUARY HYMN

KJRW has started to climb out of that hole that was December.  Fewer folks are visiting the station page on Live365.com and pressing that play button.  However, those that do are listening longer, so our rank is slowly creeping back up.  We did hit the milestone of 19 thousand page visits in January.  People were listening in these countries:
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Slovenia
  • Italy
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Slovak Republic
and inside the U.S.:
  • Seattle, WA
  • Montgomery, AL
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Chicago and Springfield, IL
  • Detroit, MI
  • New York, NY
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Boston, MA

Sunday, February 3

TOP TEN

Soundgarden is topped by the Vacancies doing a 7 Seconds song.  Here is the list of KJRW favorites for the last week of January:
  1. Satyagraha - Vacancies
  2. Bleed Together - Soundgarden
  3. Rock 'N' Roll High School - Ramones
  4. Know Your Rights - Clash
  5. Boredom - Buzzcocks
  6. Who Is Who - Adolescents
  7. Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
  8. Weeping - Prat Attack
  9. Wave of Mutilation - Pixies
  10. Give Me Everything - Magazine
Lots of songs not heard before on KJRW have just been added.  Listen for Deap Vally and give the gals a thumbs up if you like their song.

Friday, February 1

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Send your address to kjrw@comcast.net.

Tuesday, January 29

MAKIN' MOVIES

According to a recent Rolling Stone Reader's Poll, these are the "Best Rock Movies of All Time":
  1. The Runaways
  2. The Wall
  3. Almost Famous
  4. This Is Spinal Tap
  5. Tommy
  6. A Hard Day's Night
  7. The Doors
  8. The Commitments
  9. School of Rock
  10. Quadrophenia
We just finally watched "Get Him to the Greek".  It was fun, but not Top Ten material.  What about "Purple Rain", "The Blues Brothers", "Sid and Nancy", "Eddie and the Cruisers", "Empire Records" or "Light of Day"?

Saturday, January 26

TOP TEN

Two songs from Under the Covers Week make it onto the list.  Soundgarden stays at the top.  Here are the tunes that got the "Thumbs up" on KJRW this week:
  1. Bleed Together - Soundgarden
  2. All This and More - Dead Boys
  3. I Wanna Be Sedated - Offspring
  4. Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger
  5. Spin the Black Circle - Pearl Jam
  6. Loss of Control - Green Day
  7. Angry, Young and Poor - Anti-Flag
  8. Rehab - Ministry
  9. Call Me - Blondie
  10. Love In Plaster - Hives
The well-liked cover versions will remain in the mix next week, along with a new Prat Attack song and some old favorites.

Saturday, January 19

TOP TEN

A few Pacific Northwest bands make the list, including Soundgarden at the top on KJRW this week:
  1. Bleed Together - Soundgarden
  2. Blood One - Bikini Kill
  3. Blue Orchid - White Stripes
  4. Dancing With Myself - Generation X
  5. Go Home - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  6. I Wanna Be Your Dog - Stooges
  7. Steady, As She Goes - Raconteurs
  8. Destroy - Eyeliners
  9. Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger
  10. Local God - Everclear
Next week, KJRW goes Under the Covers...

Wednesday, January 16

COVER ME

Brrr.  It's the middle of winter in this hemisphere.  Time to dive under the covers.  KJRW features cover versions of songs all next week.  There will be a few Iggy tunes by other artists, lots of punked-up classic rock and even our favorite Prince song.  It is kind of a tradition for punk artists to include a cover song on their albums.  We hope you will enjoy Under the Covers Week on KJRW.  And as always, your song suggestions are welcome at kjrw@comcast.net.

Friday, January 11

TOP TEN

Iggy Pop's time at the top has ended.  "The Passenger" not only got knocked out of the number one slot, but completely out of the KJRW Top Ten.  In fact, only one song stayed on the list from last week, and it is the new number one:
  1. Freak Scene - Dinosaur Jr.
  2. Destination Unknown - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  3. Sugar Kane - Sonic Youth
  4. Kundalini Express - Love and Rockets
  5. Ball and Chain - Social Distortion
  6. Mr. Chivalry - Girl in a Coma
  7. Hollywood (Africa) - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  8. Dead Souls - Joy Division
  9. Jane Says - Jane's Addiction
  10. Dancing With Myself - Generation X
To see your favorite songs in the Top Ten list, click the "thumbs up" icon while they are playing on KJRW.

Friday, January 4

TOP TEN

Iggy Pop is at the top for the third week in a row on KJRW.  Here is the first list of 2013:
  1. The Passenger - Iggy Pop
  2. Freak Scene - Dinosaur Jr.
  3. Don't Want to Know If You're Lonely - Husker Du
  4. Blue Orchid - White Stripes
  5. Anarchy in the U.K. - Sex Pistols
  6. (I'm) Stranded - Saints
  7. Luka - Lemonheads
  8. Born To Lose - Heartbreakers
  9. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais - Clash
  10. Television's Over - Adverts
Songs are voted into the Top Ten by clicking the "thumbs up" icon on the station page while they are playing on KJRW.

Tuesday, January 1

A LONG DECEMBER

On December 2nd, KJRW reached its highest rank ever among the thousands of stations on Live365.com.  It was all downhill from there.  We went off the listening cliff.  Time spent listening in December was half of what it was in November.  But, November was huge.  It was the best month KJRW enjoyed in the two years it has been online.  However, December did top November in the number of times the station page was visited and how many people made KJRW a preset station (that is like when you assign a button on your car radio to a certain station).

Here are the countries that are still listening to KJRW:
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • S. Africa
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Slovenia
  • Mexico
  • Slovak Republic

Tops in listening inside the U.S. are:
  • California
  • Washington
  • Illinois
  • Alabama
  • Ohio
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Michigan
  • North Carolina
  • Colorado
KJRW has just begun its third year on Live365.com and hopes for more months like November, when people spent over twelve hundred hours listening to the station.  Songs are being added to the mix every week.  Your suggestions are always appreciated at kjrw@comcast.net.  If you like what you hear on KJRW, please spread the word.  Have a great 2013!