Double Helping of Beef Jerky Time: 11/22/06

I just had a traumatic experience with a brownie from Seattle's Best Coffee. I innocently requested the "smaller of the two" Chocolate Butterfinger brownies on display. I thought the guy ("Ian," according to his nametag) would just throw it in a bag and hand it over. But instead he microwaved it, and then he slathered it with chocolate and caramel syrups, and then he topped it with a tiny butterfinger bar. Then he put it in a fancy folding box (like a Chinese takeout box, but wider and with no little wire handle) and then he put the whole thing in a fancy handled paper bag. After seeing this I decided I'd need a fork and a napkin to eat it, and I took it out to the car to see what I could salvage. It just looked so... American. It was gooey, and chocolatey, and super-sweet, and warm, and kinda nasty, and did not at all resemble the brownies I know. And of course I ate the whole thing. Oopsie. It was just HWAY more than I expected.

And maybe that was listeners' reaction to last week's show. Because, like, it was TWO SOLID HOURS of BJT. The dj's of the show that usually follows ("Peel Slowly and See") were both on holiday (as the next day was Thanksgiving).... so they graciously let Beef Jerky Time take over their regular time slot from 8-9pm. Here's the playlist.

  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous theme
  • Mirror in the Bathroom: The English Beat
  • I Go Crazy: Flesh for Lulu
  • Mandinka: Sinead O'Connor
  • You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want): Joe Jackson
  • Fancy Dancer: Commodores
  • You: Embellish
  • Games without Frontiers: Peter Gabriel
  • Valerie: Steve Winwood
  • Shout: Tears for Fears
  • Open Sesame: Saturday Night Fever s/t
  • The Space Between: Roxy Music
  • He Loves Anna: Waltz for Debbie
  • Nobody Told Me: John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  • Rocky Top (live): Dolly Parton
  • Electric Avenue: Eddy Grant
  • Way Down the Old Plank Road: The Mammals
  • Keeping Track of Time: Club 8
  • Method of Modern Love: Hall & Oates
  • Golden Years: David Bowie
  • Buana Juju: Love Whip
  • Destination Unknown: Missing Persons
  • Mercury: Tomita does Holst
  • The Phone Call: Memphis
  • 10 Commandments of Love: Bob Marley
  • Runaways: The Photon Band
  • The Lakes of Canada: Innocence Mission
  • Misery'n: Janis Joplin
  • Armistice Day: Paul Simon
  • Sleeping Pills: her space holiday

Beef Jerky Time, webcast edition: 11/15/06

As advertised, this show was internet only since WVEW's antenna was down at the time. But I know at least 3 people did tune in--wow!! (That is a grateful and impressed "wow," not a sarcastic one!)

  • Don't Tell Me Lies: Tommy Tucker & the Esquires
  • Punk Rock Girl: Dead Milkmen
  • Cheeseburger: Gang of Four
  • There Goes My Gun (live): Pixies
  • Wicked Funk: Kwanzaa Posse
  • Delicious Demon: Sugar Cubes
  • Carly Simon: The Groovie Ghoulies
  • Bron-Y-Aur Stomp: Led Zeppelin
  • Who Says A Funk Band Can't Play Rock?: Funkadelic
  • Stray Cat Blues: Rolling Stones
  • Magnificent Seven: The Clash
  • Drunken Staircase: Potatomen
  • Apache: Sugarhill Gang
  • Smokers in Love: Archers of Loaf
  • Getting Better: Beatles

Tonight's Show (11/15/06) is Internet only

Just a note to stay that WVEW is off the air in Brattleboro this week due to some construction stuff. We'll be back on Saturday, November 18th. But I'm still hosting Beef Jerky Time tonight at 7pm Eastern--catch the stream at

Beef Jerky Time: 11/8/06

Exciting news about this week's show--someone special was listening to the webstream in ANOTHER STATE and emailed to let me know. How cool is that?! Big ups to you, girlfriend. Here's the setlist:

  • People's Court Theme
  • Limbo: Throwing Muses
  • You Only Live Once: The Strokes
  • Olivia: The California Oranges
  • Straight On: Heart
  • Ride a White Horse: Goldfrapp
  • Jacking the Ball: The Sea & Cake
  • SOS: Figurine
  • Les Yper-Sound: Stereolab
  • All This Crazy Gift of Time: Kevin Ayers
  • Message to Pretty: Love
  • Daily Sisyphus: Paloma
  • How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?: Pet Shops Boys
  • We Got The: Beastie Boys
  • I Knew You Would Go: Aden
  • Terror: The Stockholm Monsters
  • Warm Tears: Alsace

Beef Jerky Time: 11/1/06

I just finished the new 2nd volume of Simon Callow's life of Orson Welles (subtitled Hello Americans). Orson Welles is such a fascinating and screwed-up-sounding person. I tried reading the first volume once, but it was Larger Than Life and I was physically unable to keep holding it up to finish it.... This second volume just covers about 7 years of Orson Welles' life. It's not your typical Hollywood Life, such as the recent Ava Gardner bio that was CHOCK full of scandal and delicious chatty catty quotes and details. Callow's is a very workmanlike book, full of production notes and studio memos and transcribed telegram text. Hardly juicy stuff, but that's OK really. It's interesting to have the dry, rich, odd version of Welles--sans juice. Anyway, the book influenced my show this week, inspiring a short set of film music from 1936-2002. (In the list below, see between * and **.)
  • Cagney & Lacey Theme
  • Drug Test: Yo La Tengo
  • Like a Stranger: Psychedelic Furs
  • Make Believe Mambo: David Byrne
  • I See the Light: Olu Dara
  • All These Things That I've Done: The Killers
  • Beaux Dimanches: Amadou & Mariam
  • Titina: from Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times, tribute version by Stanley Black
  • Prelude: from Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, composed by Bernard Herrmann
  • Escape! No Escape!: from Terry Gilliam's Brazil, composed by Michael Kamen
  • Madame de Tourvel: from Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons, composed by George Fenton
  • The Hardest Geometry Problem in the World: from Wes Anderson's Rushmore, composed by Mark Mothersbaugh
  • The Riders of Rohan: from Peter Jackson's The Two Towers, composed by Howard Shore
  • A Minor Incident: Badly Drawn Boy (on a CD of 18 songs selected from Nick Hornby's book 31 Songs)
  • Back on Me: Urge Overkill
  • Favour: The Wake