Thursday, November 30, 2006

CJ's Radio Olio Goes Underboard for Christmas

Now on CJ's Radio Olio: just a wee bit o' Holiday music! Only a wee bit because last year I, somewhat overboard. "gulp"...
You may ask which Artistes made the xmas cut this time. And, I may answer: Amos Milburn - Bing Crosby - Bit Shifter - Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans - the Bomboras - Brenda Lee - Choir of Mount Angel Abbey - Chuck Berry - Darlene Love - David Bowie - Doris Day - Eddie Duchin and his Orchestra - Elvis Presley - Four Imperials - Frank Sinatra - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - Incubus - Jim'll's Brain - John Fahey - John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Kirov Theatre Orchestra - London Festival Choir - Marcia Ball - Merle Haggard - Ray Stevens - The Chipmunks - The Drifters - The King Cole Trio - The O'Jays - and the Vince Guaraldi Trio.
Here's hoping that you're comfortable wherever you are. And for those near the Equator & well south of it: wear your sunblock!
Love & Peace, Clarence

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Patience is rewarded! (who's she?) New Playlist on The Olio!

A new playlist with some new tracks are (finally) on CJ's Radio Olio! Who are the Artistes added to the mixture of Olio sounds? The rookies are: Agnes Malabey - Badfinger - Beatallica - BeeGees - Big Star - Billy Vera - B.J.Thomas - Blunt - Bob Newhart - Box Tops - Brook Benton - Firesign Theatre - Glen Campbell - Godfrey Cambridge - Guerino Et Son Orchestre Musette & Django Reinhardt - Iggy Pop - James P.Johnson - Jimmy Ruffin - Judy Garland w/ Barbra Streisand - Little Richard - Madeline Flash - National Lampoon - Pardon Me Boys - Planet of Women - Ray Charles - Robert Klein - Sam Cooke - Sheena Morris - Shoes - Soulhat - Steampacket - Switchblade Kittens - The Clash - The New Pornographers - The Raconteurs - The Sheds - Walking Wounded - Weird Al Yankovich - What Made Milwaukee Famous - and the Yardbirds.
I beg your indulgence for a moment. I've been fighting a particularly bad patch of Depression the last couple of months. I've been dealing with Clinical Depression for almost 40 years, & it's a process of surviving the lows with all the knowledge & perseverance you can muster. And you CAN come out of it. But it's a biotch when you're in one nasty funk, as opposed to listening to some nasty funk. ;-)
I'll try to do better.
Love & Peace, Clarence

Thursday, November 2, 2006

CJ's Radio Olio's Listener Top 25 for October

Howdy Howdy! Time once again for CJ's Radio Olio's list of the Top 25 tracks as chosen by The Olio's Listeners. These are the top rated tracks during the period October 1 through October 31, 2006. To see the full list, go to The Olio Top 25 page.
On the list, repeaters from last month are Otis Redding, Nina Gordon, Lotte Lenya, the immortal Slick Slavin, George Carlin, and a track from the National Lampoon Radio Hour. Artistes added in the last 31 days that made it into the Top 25 include David Rufin (from Meridian Missisippi, Ladies & Gentlemen!), Artesian, & the lead track from Tom Waits' new 3-disc collection. If this list isn't an example of eclecticism at it's finest, eclecticism doesn't exist!
Thanks as always to the Listeners of CJ's Radio Olio, who rated these tracks their faves. Want to experience music ranging from Tin Pan Alley to MySpace bands? Join the crowd & listen to CJ's Radio Olio!
Love & Peace, Clarence