The Covers: Beef Jerky Time 9/20/06

This edition of Beef Jerky Time brings you covers of songs by all types (especially Jimmy Cliff and the Smiths, it turns out). Listing original artists (as far as I know) just for the heckuvit.

  • Come As You Are: The Mammals cover Nirvana
  • Gone Daddy Gone: Gnarls Barkley cover The Violent Femmes
  • This Charming Man: Stars cover The Smiths
  • Bonnie & Clyde: Luna cover Serge Gainsbourg
  • Many Rivers to Cross: UB40 cover Jimmy Cliff
  • Da Doo Ron Ron: The Donnas cover The Crystals
  • Got the time: Anthrax cover Joe Jackson
  • Higher Ground: Red Hot Chili Peppers cover Stevie Wonder
  • California Girls: David Lee Roth covers the Beach Boys
  • Black Dog: Hayseed Dixie cover Led Zeppelin
  • This Night Has Opened my Eyes: Pipas cover The Smiths
  • Common People: William Shatner covers Pulp
  • The Harder They Come: Kahimi Karie covers Jimmy Cliff
  • Come See About Me: Afghan Whigs cover The Supremes
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow: Laura Branigan covers The Shirelles
  • St. Elmo's Fire: Uilab cover Brian Eno

Scrap book

Once about 10 years ago I thought I might turn out to be a novelist. I kept a notebook of interesting turns of phrase, and when I was at work, I jotted little ideas and quotes on scraps of paper and then stuffed them into the notebook later. I recently came across this material (materiel?) and have decided to recycle it. For one thing, if I do suddenly decide to write a novel, I probably won't be incorporating ideas I thought were cool in 1995. Also I don't even remember the context of most of these notes--for example whether or not I made them up or cribbed them from other authors. But for the sake of my biographer, I'm transcribing a few of these precious notes (precious enough to squirrel away and take with me from place to place, year after year) before I rel[ega][oca]te them to the recycling bin.

  • "You're all alone where there is no phone and I can't keep tabs on you." (Actually I think this is a lyric from "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" a la Glenn Miller.)
  • "Perhaps in search of a candy to feed him during the act."
  • "creak of metal pots; drinking H2O like vodka"
  • "Mr. Henry kept staring at the edge of the mountains the way you play with your wedding ring."
  • "A car with 4 dogs peering out between a thousand imprints of dirty noses"
  • "People seem more upset when it rains from a clear sky."
  • "My thesis grew, I could no longer afford a typist."
  • "Judges pretending to be goats, badly"
  • "I took everyone's childhood games and made a big deal out of them. And new rules."
  • "The smell of Europe: Vespas, street corners, sun on concrete. The smell of dandelions: sixth grade, dust, blacktop. Within the hour. Related?"
  • "She lived for 3 years on honey and sweet vermouth until her children put her in a rest home."
  • "She was mulish, but not a horse's ass."
  • "When I look up a word, I want a bigger word, not a smaller word."
  • "I always had a little crush on Laertes."
  • "This dream has the linings of a nightmare."
  • "Sensualism can widen the blinders of materialism."
  • "No weapons allowed in Holy City"

Beef Jerky Time: 9/13/06

Here's the rundown from this week's show:

  • Shady Grove: Garcia, Grisman & Rice
  • Happy Hour Again: The House Martins
  • Love Cats: The Cure
  • Burning: Alsace
  • Father & Daughter: Paul Simon
  • On My Radio: The Selecter
  • Dance Hall Days: Wang Chung
  • Charlie: Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Lakeville: Amy Correia
  • Which of Us is the Fool: Robert Palmer
  • Dizzy Dizzy Dizzy: 800 Cherries
  • Only Time Will Tell: Asia
  • Sing My Lord: Ponies on Fire
  • Together: William Shatner
  • Love Crown: Godzuki
  • Professor Pyarelel: from "Bombay the Hard Way: Guns, Cars & Sitars"
  • Toi, tu n'ressembles a personne: Yves Montand

Beef Jerky Time: First Show! 9/6/06

It's so wonderful to be back on the air, spinning the tunes I love. Here's what went down this first glamourous Wednesday. (I also noticed that just one hour is REALLY SHORT for a show--I'm still used to the old days with my 2 hour "Makin' Candy" format.)

  • Space Funk: Freaks & Geeks s/t
  • Love will Tear Us Apart: Joy Division
  • Sentimental Love: The Elevator Drops
  • Seven and Seven Is: Love
  • Love without anger: Devo
  • Alive: Beastie Boys
  • Batteries (can't help me now): Figurine
  • Set Yourself on Fire: Stars
  • La Primavera: Manu Chao
  • Sing Me Spanish Techno: The New Pornographers
  • (White Man) in Hammersmith Palais: The Clash
  • Saved By Zero: The Fixx
  • Broken Train: Beck
  • Hots on for Nowhere: Led Zeppelin
  • Crystal Frontier: Calexico
  • The Boy with the Thorn in His Side: The Smiths
  • Rapariga da Banheira: Lali Puna
  • The Casio Fight Song: David Shouse & The Bloodthirsty Lovers

Sweet as Apple... Crisp

It's getting to be that time again--apple time! Here's a recipe for apple crisp that I found online and modified somewhat.


about 8 apples, sliced (enough to generously heap in 1 round 9" pie dish)
3 T white sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 T flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
6 T cold unsalted butter, in pieces (that's 3/4 a stick)
1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup oats

  1. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix apple slices with sugar, cinnamon, and 1 T flour. Pile into pie dish.
  3. Cream together brown sugar and butter (try using a pastry cutter). Add flour and continue to mix until grainy. Then mix in oats. Sprinkle all over apples.
  4. Bake 1 hour plus until topping is golden brown and fruit is bubbling.

YUM! This will serve 2 very hungry people for 2 nights running.


Excellent news--as of 5pm today, Brattleboro Vermont has independent radio again. And I, Prof. Kitty, will be back on the air with a new show called "Beef Jerky Time." Finally this blog can once again serve part of its original purpose: housing setlists from my shows!

It's been over a year since the FCC shut down rfb, where I was the last person to DJ on the night of June 21, 2005. "Beef Jerky Time" is on every Wednesday eve from 7-8pm. The station is WVEW lpfm at 107.7. I am SO relieved to have decent (and if not always decent, at least always varied!) music in town again. And I am so excited to get my "voice" back as a spinner of bluegrass, synth pop, 80s songs real and covered, mellow jazz, poetry read by poets, Haight Ashbury sounds, glam rock and heavy stuff, electronica, and whatever else I've got goin' that day! Welcome back, community radio!