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 РCr̬me 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 5/7/15

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