To have as goal the enjoyment of streamed music for free
without banners, without emailed ads, without the limits of and by capital....



"To protect me from the enemy, myself"
from "Institutionalized" (1983) by Suicidal Tendencies

S.M.I.R.K. Radio
sounds with which to share shudders and frolic...

features:
 
playing 24-hours/365-days/2-eternities
13,700+ songs
(currently expanding songlist by adding 400 CDs, 1200 LPs, and 400 cassettes via analog-to-digital conversion process)

How to Listen
Setup Instructions
Troubleshooting
Sharing Music
Format Conversions
How to Digitize Music Still on Vinyl and Cassette
Playlists
Surf Show Playlist
Scheduled Shows for 2007
Music Information


email me with "show" time-and-content requests: harpo@smirkers-of-the-world.org

coming soon:
 
relayed show listings
artist, album, genre, and show requests
instructions for more audio stream players
instructions for stream recording



Listen to SMIRK Radio
If [you have broadband1 internet connection] then
if [you have an audio player2 set up on your system] then
1) goto Listen to SMIRK Radio (Step #3: Groove)
else
1) goto Setup Instructions (Steps 1 and 2)
2) goto Listen to SMIRK Radio (Step #3: Groove)

end
else
Unfortunately, buffer-filling is slower than buffer-playing on computers whose upload and download speeds are plain dial-up. Try the 5X dial-up and if that hhas intermittent "pauses" contact Comcast, Verizon, et. al. for a higher speed ISP service; it's definitely worth the audio-video access (YouTube.com, etc.), performance (non-interfering with LAN telephone line usage), and digital "bit" transfer speed.
end
1    "high-speed" cable or DSL/DSL2
2    iTunes, Quicktime Player, RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, or Winamp
Setup Instructions
Step #1: Assess
What is and is not already on my system that allows me to listen to SMIRK Radio?

Windows XP
1) Click on My Computer
2) Click on Local Disk (C:)
3) Double-click on Program Files
4) Click View-->List
5) Viable stream-listener applications:
Real RealPlayer
Apple QuickTime Player
Windows Media Player
Nullsoft Winamp
Apple iTunes
(most recommended since it tells you the song when it's playing)

go to http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
download iTunes 7.6
install and make certain it puts an icon on your desktop
reboot
start up iTunes
click (on the top of the iTunes application window) Advanced-->Open Stream...
for the URL, type in "71.202.12.110:8000" and, If that didn't work, type in "71.202.12.110:8000/listen.m3u"
you have to wait for it to buffer up a bit
next time you merely need to go to your iTunes source liust (contains songs/stations/audio files) and click "SMIRK Radio" which have appeared there
MacOSX
1) Click on Macintosh HD
2) Click on Applications
3) Viable stream-listener applications:
Real RealPlayer
Apple QuickTime Player
Windows Media Player
Apple iTunes (most recommended since it tells you the song when it's playing)

go to http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
download iTunes 7.6
install and make certain it puts an icon on your desktop
reboot
start up iTunes
click (on the top of the iTunes application window) Advanced-->Open Stream...
for the URL, type in "71.202.12.110:8000" and, If that didn't work, type in "71.202.12.110:8000/listen.m3u"
you have to wait for it to buffer up a bit
next time you merely need to go to your iTunes source liust (contains songs/stations/audio files) and click "SMIRK Radio" which have appeared there

Linux
1) Search for stream-listener applications:
Real RealPlayer
Apple QuickTime Player
Step #2: Setup
How can I install applications onto my system that allow me to listen to SMIRK Radio?

Downloads
Apple's iTunes
http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
Apple's QuickTime Player
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
Microsoft's Windows Media Player
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/download/
Nullsoft's Winamp
http://download.nullsoft.com/winamp/ and http://www.winamp.com/
Real's RealPlayer
http://www.real.com/player/
Installations: install in your system's default area
MacOSX    Macintosh HD->Applications

Windows    C:\Program Files
Step #3: Groove
How can I listen to SMIRK Radio?

1) start up iTunes (or other player)

2) click (on the top of the iTunes application window) Advanced-->Open Stream...

3) for the URL, type in "71.202.12.110:8000" and, If that didn't work, type in "71.202.12.110:8000/listen.m3u"

4) you have to wait for it to buffer up a bit

5) next time you merely need to go to your iTunes source liust (contains songs/stations/audio files) and click "SMIRK Radio" which have appeared there


    Mapping examples:
Windows XP: C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe
Windows XP: C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe
Windows XP: C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe

MacOSX: Macintosh HD->Applications->iTunes.app
MacOSX: Macintosh HD->Applications->QuickTime Player.app
    Browser pop-up window examples:
Netscape (Mac, Linux, Windows)
Pop-up window title: Opening listen.m3u
Type in the full location of your listener application in the Open it with area type
                                                or
Find it using the Choose button (it walks through files and folders on your hard drive)
Mozilla Firefox (Mac, Linux, Windows)
Mozilla Suite
(Mac, Linux, Windows)
Mozilla SuperMonkey (Mac, Linux, Windows)
Opera (Mac, Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, OS/2, etc.)
iCab
(Mac)
Safari
(Mac)
Konquerer
(Linux, Unix)
Galeon
(Linux)
Internet Explorer
(Mac, Linux, Windows)
6) If you want the selected application to be the application that always opens this file type there may be a check box allowing the application selection step to be skipped next time.

7) Click OK

8) You'll see some "connecting" or "loading" messages and then will hear the audio from SMIRK Radio.
Special notes:
iTunes
If this is your default stream listener application, "SMIRK Radio" will now show up as an entry in your Library playlist; to listen, all you have to do is click/double-click it....
QuickTime Player
If the resulting "listen" or "listen-#" window just sits there then (after wondering where the "science" in "computer science" went)...
     a) open File --> Open URL... and type in "http://71.202.12.110:8000/listen.3mu"
     b) click OK
     c) a new window should open
     d) close the first and fiddle around with this one
     e) it seems to start up based on no apparent set of things you do
     f)  this application has no artist info, equalizer, and is generally and specifically pretty weak
Troubleshooting
 
A Few Definitions:
  • Streaming: To say audio is streamed means that dozens of small files called "packets" are being sent over the Internet every second. The Realplayer receives these packets and reassembles them into the audio you are hearing. The player builds up a buffer by storing up packets to draw from while it waits for more packets, keeping the flow smooth and unbroken. (This causes a short delay between the time audio is sent and the time it is received, usually about five seconds.) When traffic is heavy, some packets get held up or even lost. If more packets don't arrive before the buffer runs out, then you get a break in the stream and a rebuffering message.
  • Streaming: A technology that allows content to be accessed or viewed before all the media packets have been received, whereas with caching, the content must be received in its entirety before it can be accessed.
  • Buffer overflow/underflow: Due to congestion on the Internet, players are set to buffer before playback starts. This reduces interruptions and rebuffering caused by heavy network congestion. In some cases, you can adjust this setting, for instance, in Windows Media Player, by open your player  and then going to View > Options > Advanced > Streaming Media (Windows Media) > Change. If you have a fast Internet connection (such as DSL or a cable modem), you can set streaming content (such as iTunes Music Store previews, radio station streams, or audio played from shared music libraries) to begin playing faster. In iTunes Preferences, click the Advanced button and choose SmallStreaming Buffer Size pop-up menu. If you have a slower Internet connection (modem), choose Large instead, which provides smoother streaming playback.
Helpful resources online:

Quicktime Player
RealPlayer
WinAmp
iTunes

Windows Media Player
Firewalls
Streaming-in-General (site may cover more than one specific player)
Update your media player:
Update your operating system:

Many problems arise when an updated application is trying to run on an un-updated environment, and vice-versa. So, to keep your system updated, do the following:
Check your media player's settings:
  • iTunes: Preferences->Advanced->Streaming Buffer Size=Large
  • Windows Media Player: (1) Tools->Options->Network; allow player to receive multicast streams; (2) Tools->Options->Preformance; Network Buffering buffer set to 60 seconds of content; (3) Tools->Options->Preformance; set Automatic Updates to check for updates once per week. My stream keeps cutting in and out, or stopping. What can I do?
    Due to the nature of the Internet, congestion or traffic can cause what is most commonly referred to as "buffering".  This is where the stream seems to cut in and out, or stop altogether. This can be caused by a multitude of reasons such as:
    • Your Internet provider is overloaded with users.
    • There is an outage on the Internet in the path that you take to get to the streaming server.
    • You are running too many things on your computer at the same time.
    • The broadcaster is having issues with their server.
  • There are a few things you can do to avoid this problem:
    If you are using a low bandwith connection, try upgrading to a 56K modem, DSL, or a cable connection.
    Within Windows Media Player, try changing the buffering setting to 30 seconds. This will take a little longer to load, but will reduce dropouts. To change the buffering setting, open Windows Media Player and do the following: 

    • Go to View and click on Play Settings.
    • Click on advanced.
    • At the top, under Buffering, select the second option, "Buffer", and enter 30 in the box.

  • Quicktime Player: (1) Edit->Preferences->Player Preferences->Streaming; set the "Play streams" for a greater delay; (2) Edit->Preferences->Player Preferences->Update; set to check for updates; (3) Edit->Preferences->Player Preferences->Advanced; bump up the size of your download cache.
  • Winamp (all versions are Windows-only): n/a as very difficult to find, yet a great player.
  • RealPlayer (newest version is Windows-only): (1) Tools->Preferences...->General->Playback Settings;  enable TurboPlay, (2) Tools->Preferences...->General->More Options; set the buffer to more than 30 seconds, (3) set your auto-update for weekly.
Check various security settings:
  • Firewalls, proxy servers, and software fighting spam/viruses may have settings that are blocking the stream.
Other factors:
  • Turn "on" Javascript
  • Turn as many other applications "off"
  • Close as many self-refreshing windows as possible
Summary:

If your computer is not receiving the stream data fast enough, you will experience drop-outs and rebuffering. The rebuffering occurs when your computer tries to catch up with missed data. Many times this is caused by Internet congestion or insufficient bandwidth. It can also happen when you try to connect to a stream that has a bit rate that is too high for your modem or connection speed.
Solutions:
  • If you're having a problem with rebuffering, make sure you are using the stream that is best for your modem or way of connecting to the Internet. The 24kbps stream is recommended for 28k modems or faster. The 128k stream is recommended for cable modems, ISDN, DSL, and T1 connections.  If you believe you should be able to stream the 128K stereo stream, it may be a problem of insufficient bandwidth or internet congestion and not a problem of your system, per say.  Consider connecting at the 24K speed stream. 
  • You can also try increasing your player's buffering setting, closing other applications deleting temporary files, clearing memory cache, and/or rebooting your computer.  Or try the stream again later, during off peak times.
  • Local congestion: local bandwidth (on your computer or local network) is shared between all open applications and the player. Closing applications may reduce buffering. To see what proportion of your available bandwidth you're using, right-click on the Microsoft Windows Media Player status bar and view statistics.
  • Internet congestion can slow down the delivery of the stream, make it difficult for you to connect or cause buffering. We suggest you keep trying or try again later. If you repeatedly have difficulty connecting, please notify your ISP -- there are often quick fixes they can make when they learn about your issue.

Sharing Music
Step #1: iTunes
Step #2: to share
  • The key settings for sharing can be found in the iTunes windows via iTunes --> Preferences (in the iTunes drop-down menu) --> Sharing (tab)
  • I have my "Sharing" settings as follows:
[x] Look for shared music
[x] Share my music
    ( ) Share entire library
    (·) Share selected playlists
[x] Test:
<your name>


Shared name: Christopher Gray's Music
    [ ] Require password

Step #3: to access
Contact me and we'll set up an accessible playlist for you.  Perhaps, the whole list....
Useful links:
Format Conversions
History of AAC format:
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/technologies/aac/
Steps for converting from AAC to MP3
Method 1:
  1. convert AAC to WAV or AIFF
  2. encode WAV/AIFF to MP3
Method 2:
  1. download free iTunes
  2. download AAC songs via iTunes
  3. burn the AACs to a CD-R/W as an audio disc
  4. rip them back as MP3

How to Digitize Music Still on Vinyl and Cassette
The hardware-software I use:
  • Technics SL-D2 Direct Drive Automatic Turntable System
  • Technics RS-T911 Stereo Double cassette Deck
  • M-Audio MobilePre USB 2-Channel Preamp & Audio Interface
  • USB cable
  • G5 iMac with USB input
  • Roxio Toast Titanium v7
The connectivity I use:
  • turntable to interface to computer to software
  • cassette player to interface to computer to software
The steps I use:
  1. verify connectivity
  2. play media
  3. capture audio
  4. filter  scratches, hisses,  pops, etc.
  5. lay out the tracks
Playlists
*** denotes music that has not yet been loaded and/or has not been converted from its non-CD (into digital) form(at)

Accoustic Rock'n'Roll
  • Kay, John
  • Koonce, Jon
Alternative
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Barrow, Arthur
  • Bill Nelson's Red Noise
  • Black, Frank
  • The Bonzo Dog Band
  • Bowie, David
  • Burnel, J.J.
  • Byrne, David
  • Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
  • ***Clubfoot Orchestra
  • Cornwell, Hugh
  • Department of Crooks
  • Devo
  • Drywall
  • Elfman, Danny
  • Elio e le Storie Tese
  • Eno, Brian
  • The Fatima Mansions
  • ***Feldman, Eric Drew
  • Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
  • The Grandmothers
  • Gruppo Sportivo
  • Hecate's Angels
  • Hugh Cornwell & Robert A. Williams
  • Knife and Fork
  • Lovich, Lene
  • Lol Creme & Kevin Godley
  • Marc Moreland Mess
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Mothersbaugh, Mark
  • Nelson, Bill
  • Oingo Boingo
  • Pere Ubu
  • Primus
  • Prieboy, Andy
  • The Residents
  • Ridgway, Stan
  • Smith, Patti
  • Snakefinger
  • Tepper, Jeff Moris
  • Talking Heads
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Tin Huey
  • The Velvet Underground
  • Wall of Voodoo
  • Wild Beasts
  • Williams, Robert Arthur
  • Willis, Ike
  • ***Yello
  • Zoogz Rift
Bluegrass
  • Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson, Clint Howard, and Fred Price
  • Béla Fleck
  • Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  • Flatt & Scruggs
  • Hylo Brown & The Timberliners with Earl Scruggs
  • Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys
  • Mac Wiseman & The Country Boys
  • Morris Brothers
  • New Lost City Ramblers
  • Tex Logan, Eric Weissberg, & The New Lost City Ramblers
  • Vassar Clements
Blues
  • ***Big Momma Thorton
  • ***Blues Project
  • ***Chicken Shack
  • ***Clapton, Eric
  • Dixon, Willie
  • Fleetwood Mac w/Peter Green
  • ***Graham Bond Organization
  • Green, Peter
  • ***Hopkins, Lightnin'
  • Howlin' Wolf
  • ***John Mayall's Bluebreakers
  • Lloyd, Charles
  • Mick Abrahams Band
  • ***Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • Peter Green Splinter Group
  • Professor Longhair
  • Savoy Brown
  • ***Spencer, Jeremy
  • Waters, Muddy
  • West, Leslie
Blues-Rock Fusion
  • The Animals
  • Bad Company
  • Baldry, Long John
  • Beck, Jeff
  • Bruce, Jack
  • Coverdale, David
  • Cream
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Free
  • ***Graham Bond Organization
  • Green, Peter
  • Jeff Healy Band
  • Hughes, Glenn
  • John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
  • Juicy Lucy
  • Kay, John
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper
  • Moore, Gary
  • Robert Plant & Jimmie Page
  • Rodgers, Paul
  • Root Boy Slim & The Sex Change Band
  • Root Boy Slim
  • Savoy Brown
  • Schenker-Pattison Summit
  • Spencer Davis Group
  • Steve Miller Band
  • Taylor, Mick (Stones guitarist 1969-1974)
  • Vaughn, Stevie Ray
  • White, Snowy
  • The Yardbirds
  • ZZ Top
Cajun

Celtic Ballad & Rock
  • ***The Albion Band
  • Blackmore's Night
  • The Byrds
  • The Chieftains
  • ***Fairport Convention
  • Horslips
  • Jethro Tull
  • Lynott, Phil
  • Moore, Gary
  • ***Pentangle
  • Rivera, Scarlet
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Steeleye Span
  • Tommy Eyre/Scarlet Rivera/Richard Cook
Chalga

Classical
  • Albéniz, Isaac
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Berio, Luciano
  • Berlioz, Hector
  • Boulez, Pierre
  • Budapest String Quartet
  • Chopin, Frederic
  • The Danish Wind Octet (Koppel, Werner, Lund Christiansen, Schultz, Graugaard)
  • Debussy, Claude
  • Dvořák, Anton
  • Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet
  • Falla, Manuel de
  • Fauré, Gabriel
  • Granados, Enrique
  • James Galway & Phillip Moll
  • James Galway, Marisa Robles, Michale Tilson Thomas; London Symphony Orchestra
  • Janácek, Leos
  • Kancheli, Gia
  • Koussevitsky, Serge
  • Mackenzie, Alexander
  • Mahler, Gustov
  • Martinu, Bohůslav
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich
  • New Swingle Singers
  • Orchestre National de France
  • Ormandy, Eugene
  • Rachmaninov (Rachmaninoff), Sergé
  • Ravel, Maurice
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Saint-Saëns, Camille
  • Scribiabin, Alexander
  • Shostakovich, Maxim
  • Sibelius, Jean
  • Strauss, Richard
  • Stravinsky, Igor
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter
  • Thibaudet, Jean-Yves
  • Verdi, Giuseppe
  • Vivaldi, Antonio
Comedy
  • Belzer, Richard
  • Berman, Shelly
  • Brooks, Albert
  • ***The Committee
  • ***Corky & The Juice Pigs
  • Firesign Theatre
  • Freberg, Stan
  • ***Monty Python
  • National Lampoon
  • Sahl, Mort
Country
  • Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  • Cash, Johnny
  • Dicken, "Little" Jimmie
  • Flatt & Scruggs
  • Gilmore, Jimmie Dale
  • ***Jay & The Americans
  • Koonce, Jon
  • Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies
  • O'Day, Molly
  • Price, Ray
  • Robbins, Marty
  • ***Sexton, Charlie
  • Sir Douglas Quintet
  • Smith, Carl
  • Wilkin, Marijohn
  • Williams, Curly
  • Williams, Hank
Country-Folk-Rock Fusion
  • The Byrds
  • Country Joe & The Fish
  • The Flying Burrito Brothers
  • ***The Fugs
  • The Holy Modal Rounders
  • Kaleidoscope
Easy Listening
  • Anthony, Paul
  • The Beatles
  • Bardens, Pete
  • Cohen, Leonard
  • Cornwell, Hugh
  • Costello, Elvis
  • Darin, Bobby
  • Devo
  • The Eagles
  • It's A Beautiful Day
  • The Left Banke
  • Love
  • Morse, Steve
  • O'Hearn, Patrick
  • Plant, Robert
  • Roxy Music
  • Scale the Summit
  • Schenker, Michael
  • Steely Dan
  • The Stranglers
  • ***Yarrow, Peter
Electronic
  • Art of Noise
  • ***Asia
  • ***Bruford, Bill
  • ***Buttigieg, Ray
  • Cabarat Voltaire
  • Carlos, Wendy (formerly Walter)
  • ***Dolby, Thomas
  • ***Emerson, Keith
  • Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
  • ***Eno, Brian
  • ***Fripp, Robert
  • ***Gleeson, Patrick
  • ***Holst, Gustav
  • ***Hyman, Dick
  • Jarre, Jean-Michel
  • ***King Crimson
  • ***Kitaro
  • ***Kraftwerk
  • ***Lake, Greg
  • ***Numan, Gary
  • O'Hearn, Patrick
  • ***Oldfield, Mike
  • ***Popol Vuh
  • Schulze, Klaus
  • ***Synergy
  • Tangerine Dream
  • ***Tomita, Isao
  • UK
  • ***Vangelis
  • ***Wakeman, Rick
  • ***Wetton, John
Existential Rock
  • Geesin, Ron
  • Hawkwind
  • Pink Floyd
  • Waters, Roger
Folk
  • ***Dylan, Bob
  • ***Jonathan Richmond & The Modern Lovers
  • McGuinn, Roger
  • ***Ochs, Phil
  • Peter, Paul, and Mary
  • ***Prine, John
  • The Byrds
  • ***Seals & Croft
  • ***Simon & Garfunkel
  • Wainwright III, Loudon
  • Waits, Tom
Hard Rock, Fusion Metal, & Metal
  • AC/DC
  • Aerosmith
  • ***Aviator
  • Beck, Bogert, & Appice
  • Bozzio/Levin/Stevens
  • Coverdale/Page
  • Deep Purple
  • Def Leppard
  • Disturbed
  • Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
  • Gillan-Glover
  • Hagar, Sammy
  • Ian Gillan Group
  • Judas Priest
  • Led Zeppelin
  • ***Legs Diamond
  • Michael Schenker Group (MSG)
  • Moog/Way
  • Moore, Gary
  • Mountain
  • Moxy
  • ***Nitzinger
  • Nugent, Ted
  • Page/Plant
  • Paice, Ashton, Lord (PAL)
  • Pantera
  • Rainbow
  • Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
  • Satriani, Joe
  • Scorpions
  • ***Strapps
  • System of the Down
  • Thin Lizzy
  • ***Tiger
  • Tool
  • Tower, Robin
  • ***Trapeze
  • UFO
  • Van Halen
  • West, Leslie
  • West, Bruce, & Laing
  • Whitesnake
  • ***Wiggy Bits
Industrial
  • Art of Noise
  • Cabaret Voltaire
Jazz
  • ***The Charlie Byrd Trio
  • Coltrane, John
  • ***Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Davis, Miles
  • Dimeola, Al
  • Don Preston Trio
  • ***Getz, Stan
  • ***Harris, Eddie
  • Lloyd, Charles
  • ***McCann, Les
  • Mingus, Charles
  • ***Montgomery, Wes
  • Parker, Charlie
  • ***Pepper, Art
  • ***Peterson, Oscar
  • ***Porter, Cole
  • ***Sims, Zoot
  • Thelonius Monk
Jazz-Rock Fusion
  • Beck, Jeff
  • Bozzio/Levin/Stevens
  • Brand X
  • ***Clarke, Stanley
  • Cobham, Billy
  • ***Corea, Chick
  • Coryell, Larry
  • DiMeola, Al
  • Goodman, Jerry
  • Hammer, Jan
  • Hancock, Herbie
  • Jan Hammer Group
  • Larry Coryell & Eleventh House
  • Ponty, Jean-Luc
  • Return to Forever
  • Rivera, Scarlet
  • Satrianni, Joe
  • ***Schaeffer, Janne
  • ***White, Lenny
Las Vegas Grind
  • ***Barbara & The Boys
  • ***Bunny, Bob
  • ***The Casual-aires
  • ***Christian, Bobby
  • ***The Crescendos
  • ***Dyna-Sores
  • ***The Empallos
  • ***The Epics
  • ***The Frantics
  • ***Gary, Ric
  • ***The Genteels
  • ***The Groovers
  • ***Hammer, Jack
  • ***Heaps, Jimmy
  • ***Holloway, James
  • ***Hollywood Persuaders
  • ***The Jesters
  • ***John & Jackie
  • ***Kessel, Barney
  • ***The Lushes
  • ***Miller, Buddy
  • ***The Originals
  • ***Overseas, Louie
  • ***The Periscopes
  • ***Rockin' Belmarx
  • ***Taylor, Bob
  • ***Tic & Toc
  • ***The Upsetters
  • ***The Vikings
  • ***Wild-Tones
  • ***Williams, Ken
New Age
  • Enya
New Wave
  • Boomtown Rats
  • Bow Wow Wow
  • The Cars
  • Echo & The Bunnymen
  • Elvis Costello & The Distractions
  • Jackson, Joe
  • Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
  • Lovich, Lene
  • Lowe, Nick
  • ***Mink Deville
  • The Motors
  • Pretenders
  • The Screaming Blue Messiahs
  • ***Simply Red
  • Siouxsie & The Banchees
  • Smith, Patti
  • Tom Robinson Band
  • The Tubes
  • XTC
Northwest
  • Anthony, Paul
  • Billy Rancher & The Unreal Gods
  • Les Clamtones
  • Cowboy Angels
  • ***The Crazy Eights
  • Don & The Goodtimes
  • ***Gentlemen Jim & The Horsemen
  • ***The Gentlemen Wild
  • H.B. & The Checkmates
  • The Holy Modal Rounders
  • Jack Ely & The Courtmen
  • Jack E. Lee & The Squires
  • Jon Koonce & the Gas Hogs
  • Johnny & the Distractions
  • Johnny Mercer with Paul Weston & His Orchestra
  • The Kingsmen
  • Koonce, Jon
  • Little Bill with The Adventurers and The Shalimars
  • ***Mr. Lucky & The Gamblers
  • Neil Henderson Band
  • ***The Neo Boys
  • Redding, Otis
  • Paul Reverre & The Raiders
  • Richard Berry & The Pharoahs
  • Robert Rude Band
  • Rockin' Robin Roberts & The Wailers
  • ***Rose City Rhythm
  • The Sandpipers
  • Seymour
  • The Sonics
  • Sounds Orchestral
  • The Swamp Rats
  • The Wailers
  • ***The Wipers
  • ***The Wyse Men
  • X-Angels
Psychedelic
  • Big Brother & The Holding Company
  • Captain Beyond
  • Country Joe & The Fish
  • The Dinosaurs
  • The Electric Prunes
  • Grateful Dead
  • Jefferson Airplane
  • Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • Kaleidescope
  • Moby Grape
  • The Moody Blues
  • Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • Vanilla Fudge
Punk
  • Adam & The AntsBlondie
  • The Adverts
  • ***Black Flag
  • The Buzzcocks
  • The Clash
  • The Damned
  • ***The Dead Boys
  • ***Dead Kennedys
  • Devo
  • The Durutti Column
  • Flying Lizards
  • ***Gang of Four
  • Generation X
  • ***Ian Drury & The Blockheads
  • Iggy Pop
  • The Jam
  • Killing Joke
  • Magazine
  • The Members
  • The Only Ones
  • Public Image Ltd (PIL)
  • Ramones
  • Rezillos
  • ***Richard Hell & The Voidoids
  • The Ruts
  • The Sex Pistols
  • The Skids
  • Stiff Little Fingers
  • The Stooges
  • The Stranglers
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Television
  • The Undertones
  • Vicious, Sid
  • X-Ray Spex
Rap
  • ***The Last Poets
  • ***Scott-Heron, Gil
Rock
  • Adam & the AntsBad Company
  • Adam Ant
  • Alan Parsons Project
  • Alice in Chains
  • ***Baldry, Long John
  • ***Backstreet Crawler
  • ***Barnaby Bye
  • The Beach Boys
  • The Beatles
  • Bebop Deluxe
  • Beck, Bogart, & Appice
  • Berlin
  • Berry, Chuck
  • Blodwyn Pig
  • The Blues Magoos
  • Bob Geldof & the Boomtown Rats
  • Bolin, Tommy
  • Booker T. & the M.G.'s
  • British Lions
  • Bruce, Jack
  • Buckethead
  • Buffalo Springfield
  • Butthole Surfers
  • City Boy
  • Collective Soul
  • Colonel Claypool's Bucket Of Bernie Brains
  • Concrete Blonde
  • Coverdale, David
  • Cream
  • ***Daltry, Roger
  • The Dave Clark Five
  • ***Dire Straits
  • DLR Band (David Lee Roth)
  • The Doors
  • Earl Slick Band
  • Electric Prunes
  • Eric Burden's i Band
  • The Fatima Mansions
  • Ferguson, Jay
  • The Firm
  • Flo & Eddie
  • Foreigner
  • Free
  • ***Frigid Pink
  • ***Gale Force
  • ***Gallegher, Rory
  • Gillan
  • Gillan, Ian
  • Gramm, Lou
  • Grosvenor, Luthor (aka "Ariel Bender")
  • ***The Guess Who
  • Hot For Teacher (Van Halen tribute band)
  • ***Humble Pie
  • ***Hunter, Ian
  • Ian Gillan Band
  • ***The Illusion
  • INXS
  • J. Geils Band
  • The James Gang
  • Jefferson Starship
  • Jethro Tull
  • Jo Jo Gunne
  • John Flanders and Double Helix
  • Johnny & the Hurricanes
  • Jones, Mick
  • Journey
  • The Kinks
  • Koonce, Jon
  • ***Kossoff, Paul
  • Laing, Hunter, Ronson, & Pappalardi
  • The Leaves
  • Left Banke
  • ***Lothar & The Hand People
  • ***Mack, Jimmie
  • Mick Abrahams' Blodwyn Pig
  • Mick Abrahams Band
  • Midnight Oil
  • Money, Eddie
  • Mott the Hoople
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse
  • Orr, Benjamin
  • ***Otis, Shuggie
  • Paris (Glen Cornick, Bob Welch)
  • Pickett, Wilson
  • Plant, Robert
  • The Pretenders
  • Pretty & Twisted
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • The Robby Krieger Organization
  • Rodgers, Paul
  • Rolling Stones
  • Roth, David Lee
  • ***Rush
  • Ten Years After
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Searchers
  • The Shadows of Knight
  • Slick, Earl
  • ***Small Faces
  • Spirit
  • Spooky Tooth
  • Stained Glass
  • Starfish
  • Steely Dan
  • Steppenwolf
  • ***Stewart, Rod
  • Syndicate of Sound
  • Taylor, Mick
  • The The
  • Tonio K
  • Townsend, Pete
  • Traffic
  • Travers, Pat
  • The Troggs
  • The Tubes
  • Turner, Joe Lynn
  • The Turtles
  • The Velvet Underground
  • The Ventures
  • ***Walsh, Joe
  • Welch, Bob
  • The Who
  • Widowmaker
  • Willis, Ike
  • Wishbone Ash
  • Yes
  • The Zombies
  • ZZ Top
Rockabilly
  • ***Blake, Tommy
  • ***Carroll, Johnny
  • ***Earls, Jack
  • ***Haggett, Jimmy
  • ***Harris, Ray
  • ***Parchman, Kenny
  • ***Pendarrvis, Tracy
  • ***Powers, Johnny
  • Reverend Horton Heat
  • ***Rhodes, Slim
  • ***Smith, Ray
  • ***Thompson, Hayden
  • ***Wade & Dick The College Boys
  • ***Wages, Jimmy
  • ***Yelvington, Malcolm
Soul/R&B
  • ***The Drifters
  • Jr. Walker & The Allstars
  • ***Mayfield, Curtis
  • Sam & Dave
  • ***Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  • ***Stoneground
  • ***The Temptations
Southern Rock
  • The Allman Brothers Band
  • ***Betts, Richard ("Dicky")
  • ***Charlie Daniels Band
  • ***Dicky Betts & Great Southern
  • Dixie Dregs
  • The Flock
  • ***Grinderswitch
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • ***Marshall Tucker Band
  • ***Molly Hatchet
  • ***The Outlaws
  • Sea Level
Space Rock
  • Hawkwind
Surf
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  • 3 Balls of Fire
  • Agent Orange
  • Amigoes
  • The Apemen
  • Aqua Velvets
  • The Aztecs
  • The Beach Boys (with an extended definition; actually they're a California "highway angst" band)
  • The Belairs
  • The Berzerkers
  • Big Ray & Futuras
  • The Black Widows
  • The Bomboras
  • The Bone Sharks
  • Ther Boss Martians
  • Brazil 2001
  • The Cadillac Angels
  • Cave 4
  • The Challengers
  • The Chantays
  • Chris & Kathy
  • Chum
  • The Coffin Daggers
  • Cornel Fugaru & Sincron
  • Daikaiju
  • Dave Allan & The Arrows
  • Dave Meyers & The Surftones
  • The Dee-Jays
  • Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
  • The Duo-tones (Paul Johnson  & Gil Orr)
  • Eddie & The Showmen
  • Eddie Angel & The Omega Men
  • The Eliminators
  • The Exotics
  • The Fabulous Nomads
  • The Fabulous Playboys
  • Fathoms
  • The Fireballs
  • Fortune & Maltese & The Phabulous Pallbearers
  • The Frogmen
  • ***The Furies
  • The Gamblers
  • The Ghastly Ones
  • The Ghouls
  • The Green Room
  • The Halibuts
  • The Ho Dads
  • The Honkeys
  • Hillbilly Soul Surfers
  • Hoey, Gary
  • Huevo Rancheros
  • Hungarian Ensemble
  • The Huntington Cads
  • The Hypnomen
  • Illes
  • The Immortals
  • The Impacts
  • The Insect Surfers
  • Ivan Pongracic featuring Ed Abolins & Eric Ebeling
  • Jerry Cole and His Spacemen
  • Jon & The Halibuts
  • Jon & The Nightriders
  • The Joy Boys
  • K. Duba & Guitarmen
  • Karel Duba & His Big Beat Band
  • Kelp!
  • Kronjong Devils
  • Laurie Wade's Cavaliers
  • The Lively Ones
  • Lombego Surfers
  • The Looney Tunes
  • Los Mel-tones
  • Los Straitjackets
  • The Mar-Kets
  • The Marketts
  • Mefistos
  • The Mel-tones
  • The Mermen
  • Mondial
  • Monster Zero
  • Mystery Action
  • Nelson, Sandy
  • The Neptunas
  • The Nocturnes
  • Olympics
  • Paul Johnson's Band
  • The Penetrators
  • ***The Phantom Surfers
  • The Playboys
  • Planet Seven
  • Plank
  • Pollo Del Mar
  • The Quiets
  • The Ramones
  • The Rally Packs
  • Ralph Rebel
  • The Resonets
  • The Revels
  • The Reventlos
  • Richie Allen & The Pacific Surfers
  • The Rumblers
  • The Sandals
  • Satan's Pilgrims
  • Satiiiten
  • Satriani, Joe
  • Saturn V
  • The Sentinals
  • The Shadows
  • The Shitones
  • Sincron
  • The Sir Finks
  • Slacktone
  • The Space Cossacks
  • The Super Stocks
  • The Supertones
  • The Surf Kings
  • Surf Report
  • Surf Riders
  • The Surf Sluts
  • The Surf Trio
  • The Surfin' Dead
  • The SurfMotherFuckers
  • The Surfaris
  • The Surfdusters
  • The Surfmen
  • Swingin' Tikis
  • T. Schumann Combo
  • Taifuns
  • Team 4
  • Thom Star & The Galaxies
  • The Tiki Tones
  • The Tornadoes
  • The Trashmen
  • The Untamed Youth
  • The Van Slyke
  • The Vara-tones
  • The Ventures
  • The Vice Royals
  • The Viceroys
  • The Volcanos
  • The Vulcanes
  • Wedge
  • The Woodies
  • Woody O
Western
  • Dale, Dick
  • Eddy, Duane
  • ***Jay & the Americans
  • Link Wray & His Wraymen
  • Robbins, Marty
  • Wall of Voodoo
Scheduled Shows
January 2007
  • January 19 (Friday 7pm-11pm): spotlighting Blues (Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, Willie Dixon, et. al.)
  • January 26 (Friday 6pm-12am): spotlighting Northwest Bands (The Kingsmen, Paul Reverre & the Raiders, The Sonics, The Wailers, et. al.)
  • January 27 (Saturday) Classical music variety
  • January 28 (Sunday Jazz music variety
  • January 29-31 (Monday-Wednesday) All music variety
February 2007
  • February 02 (Friday 6pm-12am): spotlighting 1970s Punk & New Wave (including Lene Lovich, Elvis Costello, Sex Pistols, Dead Boys, Patti Smith, Stranglers, Pretenders, The Cars)
  • February 03 (Saturday 7pm-1am): featuring Wall of Voodoo, Marc Moreland, Stan Ridgway, Andy Prieboy
  • February 09 (Friday 6pm-12am): spotlighting 1960s Psychedelic (Jefferson Airplane,  Kaleidescope, Moby Grape, Electric Prunes, Spirit, et. al.)
  • February 10 (Saturday 7pm-1am): featuring Tonio K (including his buddies: T-Bone Burnett, Booker T., and Charlie Sexton)
  • February 16 (Friday 6pm-12am): spotlighting 1960s Rock'n'Roll (Kinks, Procol Harum, The Searchers, The Zombies, Left Banke, The Leaves, The Yardbirds, Them, Shadows of Knight, The Tornadoes, The Ventures, Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, The Troggs, The Who, Spencer Davis Group, Deep Purple, Long John Baldry, The Moody Blues, Manfred Mann, Syndicate of Sound, Small Faces, The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, The Animals, The Merseybeats, Dave Clark Five, The Beatles, Beau Brummels, Sir Douglas Quintet, et, al.)
  • February 17 (Saturday 7pm-1am): featuring Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
  • February 23-24 (Friday 6pm through Sunday 7:59am): spotlighting Surf Rock (The Mermen, Space Cossacks, Pollo del Mar, Dick Dale, The Reventlos, and 95 other bands - including some from Hungary and Australia)
  • February 25 (Sunday 8am-Monday 7:59am): spotlighting Guitar Legends (845+ songs with licks from "the legends": Steve Morse, Frank Marino, Leslie West, Robin Trower, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore, David Gilmour, Marc Moreland, Mick Abrahams, Luthor Grosvenor (aka Ariel Bender), Michael Schenker, Earl Slick, Gary Hoey, Jim Thomas, Tommy Bolin, Jeff Healey, John Cippolina, Frank Zappa, Duane Eddy, Eric Clapton, Al Dimeola, Peter Green, Jimmy Page, Billy Gibbons, Ritchie Blackmore, Pete Townshend, Jeff Beck, Alvin Lee, Stevie Vai, Duane Allman, Pat Travers, Joe Satriani, Dick Dale)
  • all month (Saturday mornings) Classical music variety
  • all month (Sunday mornings) Jazz music variety
  • all month (Monday-Friday days) All music variety
March 2007
  • March 02 (Friday 6pm-12am): featuring The Doors
  • March 03 (Saturday 7pm-1am): spotlighting Jazz-Rock Fusion (Brand X, Don Preston Trio, Return to Forever, Jeff Beck, Jan Hammer, et. al.)
  • March 09 (Friday 6pm-12am): featuring The Byrds and Roger McGuinn
  • March 10 (Saturday 7pm-1am): spotlighting Celtic Rock (Horslips, Blackmore's Night, Scarlet Rivera, Steeleye Span, Jethro Tull, et. al.)
  • March 16 (Friday 6pm-12am): featuring Roger Waters, Richard Wright, David Gilmour, and Pink Floyd
  • March 17 (Saturday 7pm-1am): spotlighting 1970s R'n'R (Electric Prunes, Led Zeppelin, Spooky Tooth, Mountain, Free, Family, Fleetwood Mac, Steppenwolf, The Flock, et. al.)
  • March 23 (Friday 6pm-12am): featuring Bill Nelson, Bebop Deluxe, and Red Noise
  • March 24 (Saturday 7pm-1am): spotlighting Blues-Rock Fusion (Cream, Mick Abrahams Band, Chicken Shack, Juicy Lucy, Jeff Healey, Pat Travers, Free, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Peter Green, Animals, Yardbirds, et. al.)
  • March 30 (Friday 6pm-12am): featuring The Tubes and Flo & Eddie
  • March 31 (Saturday 7pm-1am): spotlighting 1980s R'n'R (Thin Lizzy, Wiggy Bits, Nitzinger, City Boy, Strapps, UFO, Scorpions, Aerosmith, AC/DC. Deep Purple, Mahoghany Rush, Foreigner, Bad Company, Rainbow, et. al.)
  • all month (Saturday mornings) Classical music variety
  • all month (Sunday mornings) Jazz music variety
  • all month (Monday-Friday days) All music variety
April 2007
  • April 06 (Friday 6pm-12am): featuring Glam Rock (Mott the Hoople, Velvet Underground, New York Dolls, Mott, British Lions, Widowmaker, Luthor Grosvenor, et. al.)
  • April 07 (Saturday 7pm-1am): spotlighting The Stranglers, J. J. Burnel, and Hugh Cornwell
  • April 13 (Friday 6pm-12am): featuring Unheralded Rock (Luthor Grosvenor, Earl Slick, Benajmin Or, Tommy Bolin)
  • April 14 (Saturday 7pm-1am): spotlighting Oingo Boingo including solo work by Danny Elfman
  • April 20 (Friday 6pm-12am): featuring Fringe Rock (Devo, Pere Ubu, Primus, Frank Black, Tin Huey, Drywall, Godley-Creme, Snakefinger, et. al.)
  • April 21 (Saturday 7pm-1am): spotlighting Deep Purple (including offshoot bands: Captain Beyond, Ian Gillan Band and Paice-Ashton-Lord)
  • April 27 (Friday 6pm-12am): featuring Space Rock (Cabaret Voltaire, Camel, ELP, UK, Arthur Barrows, Alan Parsons Project, Tangerine Dream, Art of Noise, Hawkwind, Synergy, et. el.)
  • April 28 (Saturday 7pm-1am): spotlighting Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band (including solos work by Robert Williams and Jeff Moris Tepper)
  • all month (Saturday mornings) Classical music variety
  • all month (Sunday mornings) Jazz music variety
  • all month (Monday-Friday days) All music variety
May 2007
  • May 04 (Friday 6pm-12am): featuring Rockabilly meets Folk (Nick Lowe, Mojo Nixon, Skid Roper, Dave Edmunds, The Fugs, Kaleidescope, Les Clamtones, Jonathan Richman, Phil Ochs, Root Boy Slim, Holy Modal Rounders, Loudon Wainwright III, et. al.)
  • May 05 (Saturday 7pm-1am): spotlighting Thin Lizzy including solo works by Phil Lynott
  • May 11 (Friday 6pm-12am): featuring Percussion Legends ( Terry Bozzio, Ginger Baker, Ian Paice, Bill Bruford, Carmen Appice, Ansley Dunbar, Tommy Aldridge, Corky Laing, Robert Williams, Curly Smith, et. al.)
  • May 12 (Saturday 7pm-1am): spotlighting Jeff Beck
  • May 18 (Friday 6pm-12am): featuring Vocalist Legends (Eric Burdon, Ike Willis, Jim Morrison, Joe Lynn Turner, Lou Gramm, Paul Rodgers, Fee Waybill, Ian Gillon, Glenn Hughes, David Coverdale, Flo & Eddie, Robert Plant, et. al.)
  • May 19 (Saturday 7pm-1am): spotlighting UFO (including offshoot bands: Michael Schenker Group, Mogg-Way, and solo works by Michael Schenker)
  • May 25 (Friday 6pm-12am): featuring Contemporary Metal (System of the Down, Disturbed, Tool, Pantera, Queens of the Stone Age, et. el.)
  • May 26 (Saturday 7pm-1am): spotlighting Free and Bad Company  (including solo works by Paul Rodgers and Paul Kossoff)
  • all month (Saturday mornings) Country-Rock Fusion music variety (Flying Burrito Brothers, Poco, Illinois Speed Press, Souther-Furay-Hillman, et. al.)
  • all month (Sunday mornings) Blues music variety
  • all month (Monday-Friday days) All music variety
June 2007
  • All weekend spotlight and feature shows will cease as of June 1st, due to a lack of support, participation, and/or courageous interest in music beyond that with "programmed" agenda. Apparently, dead air, ads, and stations with ideologues are more attractive. Only two people requested any shows, genres, or artists; my belief here is that active self-dumbification begets a different drummer. Further speculation whilst torn between irk and depression is only begging a participation of predation.
  • Thanks to the few musicians who cared enough to listen in or send CDs.
  • Thanks to listeners whose ipAddresses I cannot email a "thanks".
  • Thanks to those who notified me of any connection problems, so that others benefited (or could have).
  • Any future shows will be done for myself, special occasions, requests from for the non-passive, for the interactive, and not aimed at de-spectating the comfortably numb spectator. I cannot raise the already dead. Most audio "shows" will be left up to those active enough to look them up and press a button or two; that should also make it more convenient for us all. How dare I hope for any social contact out of my efforts.
  • Fare thee well, hollow joy. The rest is up to randomized binary audio....
  • Superseding the Edgar Varese quote, "The present-day composer refuses to die": the present-day DJ refuses to die slowly.