The newest episode of my hour-long music podcast, DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO (#22), was recorded in a hotel room in Oslo, Norway this week, rather than in our home base of San Francisco. See if you can detect a distinct “Scandinavian” flair to the show, to say nothing of the babbling and storytelling brought on by extreme jet lag. With a plate of smoked salmon by my side and speed skaters cavorting outside of my window, I played new music from Hannah Lew (Grass Widow)’s COLD BEAT, from Baltimore’s WILDHONEY, as well as a new punisher from Australia’s EASTLINK – to go with some righteous tunes from other eras from Monoshock, Bill Direen & The Bilders, Weenie Roast, Fifty Foot Hose, Slovenly, Mike Rep & the Quotas and more.

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Track listing:

WEENIE ROAST – Flowerpot
LITTLE CLAW – Race To The Bottom
DINOSAUR – Bulbs of Passion
THE CHEFS – You Get Everywhere
THE RAMONES – Judy is a Punk (demo)
MIKE REP & THE QUOTAS – Rocket Music On
FIFTY FOOT HOSE – Red The Sign Post
MONOSHOCK – Primitive Zippo
NEW FUGITIVES – That’s Queer
MAN TEE MANS – Man Tee Mans (Theme)

Past Shows:
Dynamite Hemorrhage #21    (playlist)


Just listened to WTF’s Marc Maron interviewing J. Mascis on his podcast this past week, and while I was searching for a good Lazy Cowgirls image for my previous post, I found this flyer scan from a show that DINOSAUR JR. and the Cowgirls played together in LA in early ‘89.

I was at this show, and Dinosaur Jr., as they were in 1987 (or ’88?) when I’d seen them in Upland, CA, were totally booooring. Man, we were such fans of theirs, but the live show was a huge letdown and a helluva bummer after driving 2-3 hours each way to see them.


Just received one of those newfangled cassette-transfer contraptions in the mail recently, one of those things that lets you take ancient cassette tape recordings and transfer them into new, improved digital versions. Even figured out how to use it. Just in the nick of time, too – I mean, I have a garage full of 1980s mix tapes, live show recordings, and radio shows I once did in college moldering and decaying. Another year or two and they’d be sawdust. This post is the first of several rescue/reclamation projects.

On June 14th, 1989, a 21-year-old version of me did his final “White Trash” radio show on KCSB-FM in Santa Barbara, CA, as he graduated from college that very week. It was taped, and after festering in aforementioned garage for 24 years, was transferred this evening and uploaded for what interested parties there might be to then download and listen to. Having listened to the tape for the first time in at least 20 years before digitizing it tonight, it naturally brings forth much embarrassment – so please humor me and let me add a few careful disclaimers in case you wanna listen to it (and you should – the music is smokin’). 

After doing a radio show at KCSB for four years, and having had access to all the records in their library (and being a rabid music hound/record collector of the most obsessive order), I got to be fairly knowledgeable in the limited punk rock/heavy underground rock genres I’d permitted myself to like. My dismissive, albeit very studied, insecure cockiness is on display in this show. I’m not sure I’d actually like this DJ right now as a human being if I was hearing him on the radio for the first time. Though I love every song I played in this, “My Top 40 favorite songs of all time” show, I can’t believe how dudely it all is. For the 1989 version of me, it was all dudes, all punk, all raw and all aggressive. The only chicks allowed were those rare cool ones from The Bags, The Avengers and Sonic Youth. That’s it. The Fall sucked already, and The Lazy Cowgirls were the best live band in the world.

It’s also preposterous that someone with such a limited musical life experience and frame of reference could even deign to determine a 40-greatest-songs-of-all-time list. As you might expect, approximately 37 of mine came from the 1980s. One of the highlights/lowlights of this show is the recording that starts the show, a nervous, mealy-mouthed 16-year-old me doing a “guest DJ” slot on KFJC (on the “Ransome Youth Show”) in 1983. Then the 21-year-old me mocks him mercilessly, with all the wisdom and experience that 5 years of perspective and deep life experience brings. 

Now that I’m doing a fake radio show podcast here in 2012/2013 – Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio  – I was startled to see some identical on-air back-announce mannerisms crop up from ‘89 that mirror the blather I’m doing today. Hopefully you’ll enjoy forty dudely 70s/80s songs from the likes of The Pagans, Mudhoney, Black Flag, Scratch Acid, Die Kruezen, Electric Eels and more. I have even worse shows sitting in the garage ready to be rescued and maybe even posted at a later date. 

Download “WHITE TRASH” Radio, June 14th 1989, KCSB-FM