Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Death or Glory" Comes Alive

I was fortunate enough again to be part of WBNY 91.3 FM Alumni Weekend a couple of weeks ago, as several of us alumni from Buffalo State College's radio station took air shifts and got the chance to feature some of the music we love and played years ago (I was a DJ from 1984-1985), be creative and have some fun.
My air shift was from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 16, with my show called "Death or Glory," and I had a blast, as usual. One of the few tough parts of WBNY Alumni Weekend is that, due to the success of the weekend and the number of returning alumni, we basically only get 2-hour shifts (a couple of exceptions), compared to the 3- and 4-hour shifts we used to get on the weekend. Obviously, that's a good sign pointing to continued high participation.
This is my play list from "Death or Glory" April 16, which reflects my playing more punk/new wave from my musical upbringing and a bit less roots rock this year:
10 a.m. - "Hello There," Cheap Trick; "Indecision Time," Husker Du; "No Action," Elvis Costello and the Attractions; "Death or Glory," the Clash; "Walking Out on Love," the Beat; "Nature's Not in It," Gang of Four; "When You Fine Out," the Nerves; "South of the City," the Jumpers; "JJ," Oui 73; "That Girl," the SplatCats; "Suzie," Bobo; "Stranger from Another Planet," Michael Oliver; "All I Ever Wanted," 1969; "Worry When We Get There," Monkeywrench; "Skintight," the Donnas; "Disgusteen," Teenage Head; "Tattooed Love Boys," the Pretenders; "Love Comes in Spurts," Richard Hell and the Voidoids.
11 a.m. - "Anarchy in the UK," the Sex Pistols; "Death Valley 69," Sonic Youth; "50FT Queenie," PJ Harvey; "Your Phone's Off the Hook(But You're Not)," X; "No Goodwill Stores in Waikiki," Gurf Morlix; "Four and Twenty Blackbirds," Linda McRae; "Innocent When You Dream," Tom Waits; "Little Bitty Kiss," Buddy Miller; "Going Down to Memphis," Cathy Carfagna; "Sally Lou," Scott Carpenter and the Real McCoys; "Million Dollars Bail," Peter Case; "Forget That Guy," the Vores; "Gee Angel," Sugar; "Customer," the Replacements; "Johnny Appleseed," Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros.
I was also grateful to have been able to co-host "Rebellious Jukebox," a 3-hour live, on-air fundraiser for WBNY, with its host, Cal Zone, one of the great DJs from my era at WNBY. A fantastic band of prominent Buffalo musicians took requests from callers who made pledges and performed them live, and the band sounded absolutely great this year.


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