Saturday, June 28, 2008

I dood it!!

No, I haven't been asleep for all these months, at least not completely...
I've updated the playlist a couple of times, but never got the updates posted. So, with the latest new playlist now a-streamin', it's (past) time to catch everybody up.
Here are the (verrrry long list of) Artistes added to OlioRadio for your dining and dancing pleasure:
Against All Authority - Amazing Transparent Man - B-52's - Bailey's Lucky Seven - Belinda ad - Big Sam and the Housewreckers - Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra - Bing Crosby and the Mills Brothers - B.J.Thomas - Bobby Fuller - Boots Randolph - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Canadian Band of the Allied Expeditionary Force - Collins Kids - Colonial Club Orchestra - Countdown 5 - Curley Jim and the Billey Rocks - Dave Starky Five - David Bowie - Doug Kershaw - Dread Zeppilin - Dumont TV ID - Dungen - DYS - Firebeats, Inc. - 5 Debonaires - Flower Power - Fran├žois Bayle + Robert Wyatt + Kevin Ayers - Frank Davis Foundation - Frank Lenord - Fuel - Ghost of The Russian Empire - Gram Parsons - Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five - Hank Panny and His Radio Cowboys - Henry Burr - Hoppi and the Beau Heems - Hugh McCracken and the Fanatics - Husker Du - Irving Kaufman - Jack Webb and Jack Weston - James Melton - Jerry Lee Lewis - Jesse Crawford - Jimmy and the Offbeats - Joan Jett and The Blackhearts - Joe Frank and the Knights - John Barrymore - John Hiatt - Johnny Jenkins - Juana Molina - Julie London - Kicks - Laurel Zucker - Leon Russell - Les Sauterelles - London Philharmonic Orchestra - Lost and Found - Lou Rawls and Ray Charles Lou Reed - - Marcia Ball - Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terell - the Mello Kings - Michael Jackson - Michael Parks - Miles Davis - Minutemen - Mister Chatterbox - Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels - Music Odyssey - Nashville Mandolin Ensemble - Nichols and May - No Use for a Name - Olympic - Pinky and The Brain - Primus - Prince - Public Image Ltd. - Raspberries - Robin Trower - Roxy Music - Roy Buchanan - Slade - Sly and The Family Stone - Soft Cell - Steve Winwood - Texas T. Tyler - The Animals - The Black Crows - The Box Tops - The Brooklyn Bridge - The California Ramblers - The Charlie Daniels Band - The Hi-Revving Tongues - The Kinks - The Magnetic Fields - The Mighty Mofos - The Move - The Northstar Session - The Okeh Melodians - The Stains - The Stylistics - The Urinals - Time Zone - Tokyo Police Club - Tommy Dorsey's Clambake Seven - Tommy Jett - Tone - Walter Huston and Humphrey Bogart - Willie Nelson - and XU.

Caught your breath? Shocked
I PROMISE I'll be better about letting y'all know when there are changes to the recordings on OlioRadio, or (hopefully soon) some improvements to the website ( And if you haven't checked out the station blog lately, see the new look at Words to Hear Music By.
Love & Peace, Clarence

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Miss me? Well, I'm back!

After paddling against the current on a very brown stream in order to catch up with a new playlist on OlioRadio (still working on that) and a thousand other things online, I found myself at the start of this week facing:
a) A "Stay-cation" (taking vacation time but staying at home),
b) A looooong list of tasks around the house (generated by my Mom),
c) My internet connection going out.
Of course, the most frightening of these was c). :-) And here's the kicker: Comcast couldn't schedule a service call until July 2nd. Yup, no blogs, no podcasts, no nothin' until July 2nd.
Luckily for me, the neighbor across the street had a service call (for a cable tv problem) this morning. Doubly lucky, my 81-year-old Mom is nosey, and walked across the street to ask the serviceman if he was there to fix an internet connection prob with our neighbors (no) and to tell him that we had that type of prob & that I was told it would be July before they could fix it. Ten minutes later, the guy had fixed the neighbor's glitch, & fifteen minutes after that he had restored me to The Land Where Others Twittr. I'm happy that my Mom's gregariousness (sic?) saved Comcast fuel costs (didn't take much to drive the 50 feet from their driveway to ours) and having to only credit us with 6 days of no service (as opposed to 18 days if the July 2nd appointment had stood). More importantly, I missed being online. It's become part of my identity. I'm not consumed by it, but it is a valuable part of my life. I also want to thank all the Comcast call center folks I've interacted with over the past week. Each one was polite, helpful, & seemed to enjoy assisting customers. This is rare and much appreciated.

Now, one of these days I've got to update that station playlist...
Love & Peace, Clarence

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Thank you Bobby

Forty years ago Robert Francis Kennedy was shot while campaigning for the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States. It feels like a lifetime ago. I fell asleep with my tv on (& the volume very low so that my parents wouldn't know it was on), and I woke up in the middle of the night to newsmen speaking in hushed tones. I know I must have slept during the following several days, during his fight for life, during the train trip, during the viewing. But I don't remember sleeping. I only remember crying. And I still cry today at the memory of that night and those days that followed.
But I also remember your flaws, your faults, your humor, your compassion, your love, and your lasting works that have changed for the better the lives of so many.
'Some men see things as they are and say, Why.
I dream things that never were and say, Why Not.'

Thank you Bobby. I am better Today for your having passed this way.

Love & Peace, Clarence