The Not-So-Hectic Eclectic Playlist 6/18/15

Well, I guess the word is out. THE SOW-BEARS ARE COMING FOR US ALL!!!

(Brought to you by a typo in a newspaper article. We *think* they meant to say “some bears” but you can’t really be too sure in Wacky Wilkes-Barre.)

After warning everyone about the sow-bears, I did manage to play some music, including some requested Inspiral Carpets, which was all kinds of awesome.

Dr. Ham was not able to stop by today, pre-occupied with the nefarious goings on at Castle Ham. But he will be on the air Friday with Dr. Ham’s Dance Party a little after 8pm.

(For those of you who have no idea about any of this, or why I post a playlist every week, I host a volunteer radio show called the Not-So-Hectic Eclectic from 1p-3p Eastern at WRKC. Requests via social media can be made at #radiofreereggie, or just poke me through the usual channels. The station identifies as alternative, I play a mix of stuff from the Beforetimes (90s) and now.)

Speaking of music…

The Playlist

Hour the First

Janis Joplin – Turtle Blues

Butthole Surfers – Whatever

Algiers – Black Eunuch

Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Grey Cell Green

EMA – Satellites

Liz Phair – Help Me, Mary

Richard Ashcroft – Song for the Lovers

Inspiral Carpets – This is How it Feels

Courtney Barnett – An Illustration of Loneliness (leepless in New York)

Sleater-Kinney – You’re No Rock’n’roll Fun

Ex-Hex – Don’t Wanna Lose

Operation Ivy – Sound System

Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop

Apples in Stereo – The Bird That You Can’t See

Ezra Furman – Restless Year

Hefner – I Took Her Love For Granted

Sean Rowe – Shine My Diamond Ring

Primus – This American Life

Jessca Hoop – Whispering Light


Hour the Second

Male Gaze – Bridge and Tunnel Vision

They Might Be Giants – Ana Ang

Rufus Wainwright – Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk

Goldfinger – 99 Red Balloons

Superheaven – I’ve Been Bored

Letters to Cleo – Here and Now

Lunachicks – Throwing It Away

Chuck Ragan – Vagabond

Two Gallants – We Are Undone

Luscious Jackson – Love is Here

Morphine – Supersex

Old 97’s – Longer Than You’ve Been Alive

Marah – Point Breeze

Ezra Furman – Hark to the Music





The Not-So-Hectic Eclectic Playlist 6/11/15

Wooo! It was a social, social show today! Dr. Ham came by to report on goings on at castle Ham and lament the death of genre icon Christopher Lee.

And listeners got to meet our new victim… I mean volunteer at WRKC studios. Call will be joining air staff on Wednesdays. We have a lot of musical tastes in common, so his show is bound to be good. Also, he displayed his skill at accents…

Okay, without further ado…

The Playlist

Hour the First

The Animals – We Gotta Get Out of this Place

Edwyn Collins – Girl Like You

Algiers – But She Was Not Flying

Pixies – Caribou

Likke Li – Gunshot

Dance Hall Crashers – Lost Again

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – Zoot Suit Riot

Sean Rowe – Razor of Love

Tiger’s Jaw – Frame You

Tracy Bonham – Mother Mother

Ex Hex – Don’t Wanna Lose

Catatonia – Mulder and Scully

Stray Cats – Rumble in Brighton

Mirel Wagner – To the Bone

Superheaven – I’ve Been Bored


Hour the Second

T. Rex – Lady

Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best

Morrissey – Certain People I Know

Yo la Tengo – Autumn Sweater

A3 – Woke Up This Morning

tUnEyARdS – Find a New Way/Water Fountain

The Wedding Present – Jet Girl

Male Gaze – Cliffs of Madness

Clinton – People Power in the Disco Hour

Ezra Furman – Restless Year

Wolf Colonel – Moral of the Story

Madder Rose – Overflow

Eilen Jewel – Queen of the Minor Key

Twerps – Back to You

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Rainbow Connection

Chuck Ragan – Something May Catch Fire



The Not-So-Hectic Playlist 6/4/15

.Yep! It’s that time of the week again! PLAYLIST TIME! WOOOOOO!!!

No guests this week, but there was plenty of music and that is always good.

Without further preamble…

The Playlist

Hour the First

Iggy and the Stooges – Gimme Danger

Go Betty Go – Drown

Yo La Tengo – Sugarcube

Courtney Barnett – Debbie Downer

Guided By Voices – Bulldog Skin

Cold Specks – Winter Solstice

They Might Be Giants – Don’t Let’s Start

Ex Hex – Waterfall

Jessca Hoop – Hospital (Win Your Love)

Devo – Girl U Want

Tuscadero – Paper Dolls

Primus – Pure Imagination

Robyn Hitchcock  – Sometimes I Wish I Was A Pretty Girl

Male Gaze – Bridge and Tunnel Vision

Old 97’s – Most Messed Up


Hour the Second

Spacehog – Cruel to be Kind

The Shilohs – Ordinary People

Cornelius – Freefall

Whale – Kickin’

The Raveonettes – Killer in the Streets

Marah – Sing! O Muse of the Mountain

Jane’s Addiction – Stop!

The Elevator Drops – Sentimental Love

The Horrible Crowes – Teenage Dream

Los Straightjackets – Fury

Jim Jones Review – Princess and the Frog

Pavement – Cut Your Hair

Mountain Goats – The Legend of Chevo Guerrero

Vallejo – Just Another Day

Suzanne Vega – Blood Makes Noise

Will Butler – Anna

Morphine – Super Sex

Luscious Jackson – Naked Eye


The Not-So-Hectic Eclectic Playlist 5-21-15

…and another fine day it was at the WRKC studios. The station is working on a super-secret mellow show which will have little stingers and liners with my voice, though I am not hosting it.

Yesterday and during the show today I was in search of a hashtag to use as short hand for the show and I am pleased to say that WE HAVE A WINNER.


So that will be the social media shorthand from here on out for the Not-So-Hectic Eclectic. Use that to tell me about a band, ask for a request, or tell me about skunk ape sightings. Not that I’ve seen any skunk apes in Wilkes-Barre, but you never know. Wilkes-Barre can be pretty wacky sometimes.

For the moment, let us dive into the playlist!

Hour the First

The Kinks – Destroyer

Bongwater – Mr. Soul

Sean Rowe – Shine My Diamond Ring

Cornershop – Brimful of Asha

Greg Garing – Walk Away From Me

Man Man – Pyramids

Temples – Shelter Song

Marah – Sing! O Muse of the Mountain!

Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealin’

Beastie Boys – Intergalactic

Sonic Youth – Crème Brulee

Courtney Barnett – Debbie Downer

Goodness – Electricity

Portugal the Man – Atomic Man

Soup Dragons – Divine Thing


Hour the Second

Cakelike – Lucky One

La Luz – You Disappear

Self – Trunk Fulla Amps (edit)

tUnEyArDs – The Real Thing

Old 97s – Longer Than You’ve Been Alive

Big Audio Dynamite – Rush

Robyn Hitchcock – The Devil’s Radio

Morphine – Honey White

Southern Culture on the Skids – Greenback Fly

Chuck Ragan – Vagabond

Trevor Strong – Aliens in the Soda Machine

Concrete Blonde – Ghost of a Texas Ladies Man

Ex-Hex – Don’t Wanna Lose

Jawbox – Savory

T. Rex – Cadillac

Dead Milkmen – Pretty Music for Pretty People

Tom Waits- Big In Japan

Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound – Little Red Wagon


The Not-So-Hectic Eclectic Playlist 5-14-15

Well… as usual today’s show when by pretty fast. We were joined this week once again by Dr. Ham and the mysterious Silent Guest! Thanks to everyone who tuned in and made requests!

(If you’re new to the existence of the Not-So-Hectic Eclectic, it is a radio show I do as a volunteer at King’s College over the summer. This year, it is Thursday from 1p-3p Eastern. It features a mix of new music, and music from the 90s. Oh, and it can be heard at )

Hour the First

Melanie – The Nickel Song

Matthew Sweet – Sick of Myself

Concrete Blonde – Everybody Knows

Wayne Hancock – Brand New Cadillac

Sean Rowe – Razor of Love

Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best

Koes Barat – Kelelewar

The The – This is the Night

Apples in Stereo – Ruby

Propellerheads – Velvet Pants

Christina Musumeci – I Bit the Apple

Presidents of the United States of America – Peaches

tUnEyArDs – Water Fountain

Mavis Staples – Fight

Morphine – Yes

Dread Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love

Hour the Second

Marah – My Heart is the Bums on the Street

Pavement – Stereo

Luscious Jackson – Under Your Skin

Betty Serveert – Rudder

Chuck Ragan – Something May Catch Fire

Charles Ramsey – So Much Better Off

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Rainbow Connection

The Magnetic Fields – Quick

Alice In Chains – Would

Superheaven – I’ve Been Bored

Hefner – The Hymn for the Cigarettes

They Might be Giants – The Statue Got Me High

Ruby – Tiny Meant

Andrew Jackson Jihad – Do, Re, Mi

Furslide – Over My Head

Paul Shapera – Gambler/Pokerface Mashup

Elastica – Stutter

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Red Right Hand


The Not-So-Hectic Eclectic Playlist 5/7/15

Hey everybody! Today’s show marked the broadcasting debut of Trevor Strong’s Aliens in the Soda Machine and Other Strange Tales. I was joined in the studio for a little while by Dr. Ham (of Dr. Ham’s Dance Party). He gave the song two thumbs up! Yay!

Anyone out there in the blogosphere know a song by a band with something about the word postal in the name and has stuff about the moon landing in it? Asking for a listener… Dr. Ham and I wracked our brains and could not figure it out.

Okay without further ado…

The Playlist

Hour the First

The Velvet Underground and Nico – Waiting for the Man

Old 97’s – Longer Than You’ve Been Alive

The Reverend Horton Heat – It’s Martini Time!

Trevor Strong – Aliens in the Soda Machine and Other Strange Tales

Freedy Johsnton – Bad Reputation

Jim Jones Review – The Princess and the Frog

Ex Hex – Don’t Wanna Lose

Lucius – Hey Doreen

Luscious Jackson – Naked Eye

Pure – Chocolate Bar

Scott Bradlee and the Post-Modern Jukebox featuring Puddles Pity Party – Royals

Squirrel Nut Zippers – The Suits are Picking Up the Bill

Tom Waits – Come on up to the House

Tweedy – Low Key

David Garza – Discoball World


Hour the Second

Eleni Mandell – Put My Baby to Bed

Propellerheads – History Repeating

Concrete Blonde – Happy Birthday

Superheaven – I’ve Been Bored

Marah – Point Breeze

Southern Culture on the Skids – Nitty Gritty

tUnEyArDs – The Real Thing

Gaslight Anthem – Tumbling Dice

Eels – I Like Birds

Robyn Hitchcock – The Cheese Alarm

Koes Barat – Poor Clown

Liam Finn – 4 Track Stomper

Soul Coughing – Soundtrack to Mary

Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound – Jebediah Moonshine’s Friday Night Shack Party

Elliot Smith – Son of Sam

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Wail

WRKC – The Not-So-Hectic Eclectic Playlist 4/30/15

….and today’s first show is done! I should mention that that Wilkes-Barre Weekender’s Reader’s Choice Awards named WRKC best local college station!

I’d say that makes it an auspicious day to start the show…

Here’s the playlist!


Link Wray – Rumble

Sean Rowe – Shine My Diamond Ring

Soul Coughing – Super bon bon

Chuck Ragan – Something May Catch Fire

Letters to Cleo – Here and Now

EMA – Satellites

Folk Implosion – Natural One

Pavement – Cut Your Hair

Jill Sobule – The Jig Is Up

Old 97’s – Longer Than You’ve Been Alive

Drive By Truckers – Made Up English Oceans

Aimee Mann – I Know There’s a Word

Jesca Hoop – Hospital (Win Your Love)

Primitive Radio Gods – Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in my Hand

Southern Culture on the Skids – Camel Walk

Ex-Hex – Don’t Wanna Lose

tUnEyArDs – Water Fountain

Murder by Death – Lost River



Primus – Jerry Was a Race Car Driver

Peggy Sue – The Shape We Made

New Morty Show – Unskinny Bop

The Horrible Crowes – Teenage Dream

Joan Jett and Paul Westerberg – Let’s Do It

Eilen Jewel – Queen of the Minor Key

Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best

Teenage Fan Club – Star Sign

Illinois – Nosebleed

XTC – Making Plans for Nigel

Cold Specks – Winter Solstice

Chad VanGaalen – Monster

Marah – Faraway You

Violent Femmes – American Music

G Love and Special Sauce – Cold Beverages

Beta Band – Around the Bend

Bob Mould – I Don’t Know You Anymore





The Not-So-Hectic Eclectic Returns to WRKC

Hey everybody! This is just a heads up that the radio show I host as a volunteer over at WRKC begins today from 1p-3p Eastern. I’ll be there over the summer, rockin and rollin and what-not, Thursdays (1-3p) playing a mix of new music and 90s tunes. Occasionally there will be interviews, but today, this first day of the return to the show it is all about the songs. I’ll be posting playlists here at the blog after each show, so if you tune in and miss the name of an artist or song that you like, you’ll be able to find it.

Just click the big red thing that says “Listen Live”