Greetings and Salutations! It has been two whole weeks since I have terrorized the Internet with old New Wave, Classic Gothic, and a few modern tunes for you to listen to as you sit on your computer and play World of Warcraft or do something on Facebook. If you were really clever, you would play my show in the background while going into some x-rated chat room to meet a date for the evening. Doing so would definitely attract someone’s curiosity, get me new listeners, and enhance your Internet experience a million fold!
Okay, you probably would not have the last of those prospects happen, but why risk it? Turn on the show and have a listen. It could only do you some good. Unless you are at work and should be doing other things rather than listening to me, or reading what is on this page. But that is not my concern, and probably should not be yours either. Musical cyber-intercourse of the ear with me is much more fun, stimulating, and can increase your own personal wealth (not financially, unless you are really industrious).
Well, enough of that prattle, let us get down to tonight’s musical offerings. I remember working in a record store back in the Nineties. This was some sort of experiment to get me in touch with the common man, but that is a story for later. Where I am going with this, is that I remember sorting cassette tapes (remember those?) and compact discs into musical genres. Genres that seem to have disappeared lately. It seems now that music is either Rap, Rock, Country, or Classical. Hell, more often than not, I see the first three in that list simply grouped under popular (Whatever, country music. Having Nashville does not make one popular!). One of those genres was New Wave. Another was that innocuous label “College Radio” (I was disappointed when I learned that many under-educated morons were fans of the genre…). Then one day, those genres disappeared, and were replaced with “Alternative.” I first noticed this change in Nineteen Ninety-One. Alternative became a buzzword and soon, a person could happily pay two hundred dollars at Hudson’s (now Macy’s) for a dirtied flannel shirt so that any suburban yutz could pretend to be Eddie Vedder while sipping over-priced coffee in some pretentious cafe while listening to horrible attempts at modern beatnik poetry. Ah, the Nineties…
So, hearkening back to that year, tonight’s show will be peppered with songs from “Just Say Yes Volume V: Just Say Anything” from Sire Records. In fact, that is why I used that title (and you should read that as Volume X, not Volume Ten…). Back in the day, Sire used to take a bunch of “sub-culture” bands, put them on a compilation tape/cd and one could have a sample of what was new, progressive, and ofttimes, underground. Some of those bands pushed the envelope, others may have turned out to be minor musical grace notes. Whatever, the case, I have decided to feature a few of those artists who were there in that last year of what I remember as music before it was turned into a mess of “alternative, pop schlock.”
To listen, tune to http://darksideradio.com at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (US).
Tonight’s Featured Artists (Subject To Change)
*John Wesley Harding and Steve Wynn
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Snake River Conspiracy
*Royal Crescent Mob
Type O Negative
Mindless Self Indulgence
Nine Inch Nails
Mad Marge and the Stonecutters
The Koffin Kats
That Handsome Devil
So, tune in tonight and enjoy the program. If you have Twitter, @XRothechilde and @Darksideradio give song-to-song updates and make requests during the show.
*Selection from “Just Say Yes Volume V: Just Say Anything”
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