Category: State Controlled Radio

State Controlled Radio #222 [Auld Lang Syne]

Greetings everyone and happy new year…

Here is one last offering before two thousand and ten becomes history.

Peace, love and prosperity for two thousand and eleven for you and yours.

Rock on.

xo

Jon

State Controlled Radio Episode #222
December 31, 2010
Auld Lang Syne

Happy Birthday Dr. John Ono Winston O’Boogie Lennon

Hey there friends and neighbors…it is the 70th anniversary of Dr. John Ono Winston O’Boogie Lennon’s birthday.  Words are an inadequate symbol system to impart how much the guy and his work mean to me. A superlative artist, a perfectly-flawed human being, a waking/walking contradiction of a guy who wanted “to save humanity…when it’s people that you just can’t stand.”

What follows below are four radio programs that I produced during the last few years to celebrate the man. I’m also very fond of his partner-in-crime Yoko Ono.  If you are needing a little Lenono in your life, the table has been set.  Dig in.

xo, Jon

State Controlled Radio Episode #33
October 3, 2006
It’s Johnny’s Birthday Words & Music by John Lennon [joko segment #1]

State Controlled Radio Episode #84
October 9, 2007
Dr. John Winston O’Boogie Lennon, I Presume [joko segment #2]

State Controlled Radio Episode #105
March 21, 2008
Eating Chocolate Cake In A Bag The Ballad Of John And Yoko [Joko segment #3]

State Controlled Radio Episode #201
February 21-20, 2010
Yoko Ono & The Plastic Ono Band

IMAGINE PEACE.  ACT PEACE.  CREATE PEACE.

Love.  Love.  Love.  Love.  Love.  Love.  Love.  Love.  Love.

State Controlled Radio #219-221

08.25.10

Hello friends and neighbors…this is my last day [in this lifetime at least] as a 45 year old. Onward and upward I say…

As I wrote in my last missive, this summer has been filled with unexpected twists and turns, especially regarding the production of my radio program, State Controlled Radio. I have had an unplanned hiatus of sorts and it has given me the time to sort out which kinds of projects that I wish to invest my time in the coming new [solar] year. I feel inspired to concoct, compile and evoke a book out of my various musical endeavors throughout the years [with a working title of Turning On At Forty-Five Revolutions Per Minute & Coming Down At Thirty-Three-And-A-Third] and as that vision continues to come into focus I will keep you posted on the development of that project.

Anyhow, I will resume production of SCR here in the next couple of weeks but in the meantime I want to let you know that State Controlled Radio will not be airing any longer on BZoO Worldwide Radio. It has been a great four-and-a-half year run creating programs for RG and his audience but both he and I feel that it is time for a change and I feel that the eclectic nature of my program no longer fits into the Dance/House format that RG has moved onto. Many (if not all) of my previous programs will soon be archived over at Babble Radio.com and I am excited about creating fresh content for the folks over at Babble Radio come September.

In the meantime, I highly recommend the last three SCR programs to be found below; episode #219 Ffity-Nine/Pearls Before Swine, #220 Ode To LS.d and I especially encourage you to check out episode #221 entitled Flipping Your Wig! A Conversation With Peter Case. This interview with Peter may be my favorite show yet in the SCR series.

http://www.petercase.com/

I have been enjoying a number of books this summer including The Masked Rider by Neil Peart, a 1996 autobiographical account by the Rush lyricist and drummer about his travels and travails of riding a bicycle through Africa in November of 1988. I picked up a copy of the book after seeing Rush in concert with my daughter Emily at the Verizon Ampitheater in Irvine, CA on 08.13.10. I devored the story in less than two days and now I’m on to his most recent memoir Traveling Music. I highly recommend Peart’s prose. I found The Masked Rider to be exhilarating and I can’t wait to read his other three books.

http://www.jonkanis.com/blog/2010/08/13/rush-verizon-ampitheater-irvine-ca-081310/

Another book that I have been enjoying immensely this past week is Richie Unterberger’s White Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day. A native of Philadelphia, Unterberger has called San Francisco his home for the past 27 years and I was able to pick up a copy of the Velvet Underground tome this past weekend when Unterberger came down to San Diego to give a lecture and screen a couple of hours of obscure video clips from groups of the British Invasion (starting with The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show in February 1964 and ending with their Our World performance of “All You Need Is Love” on June 25th of 1967). [By the way, props to Kurtis Strange, Mike Stax and others for their hand in organizing the event.] I’ve read many of Richie’s essays in the past, being a regular contributor to Mojo and Ugly Things magazine, but this is the first book of his that I have owned and it is a thing of beauty. The photos and layout are awesome (reminding me quite favorably of Keith Badham’s excellent day-by-day diary of The Beach Boys), the text is well written and it is superbly researched. You can check out this and several other of Richie Unterberger’s books at his website:

http://www.richieunterberger.com/

I have no concerts scheduled at the moment but I am investigating the possibility of playing some house concerts in the fall. I will, of course, be sure to keep you posted.

Stay cool everybody and enjoy the rest of your summer. Happy birthday to my fellow Virgos.

In peace & harmony,
Jon

State Controlled Radio Episode #219
August 1-2, 2010
Fifty-Nine/Pearls Before Swine

State Controlled Radio Episode #220
August 8-9, 2010
Ode To LS.d [layne sterling • dragon] [take two]

State Controlled Radio Episode #221
August 15-16, 2010
Flipping Yer Wig! A Conversation With Peter Case

State Controlled Radio #212-218

07.08.10

Hello my friends…A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum and…

Strange how you can set off in one direction and wind up at a very different destination…wasn’t it Hemingway who said something about the best laid plans…or was it Joyce?  Oh, Dickens.

The only constant is change and there has sure been a lot of that since my last e-blast, a mere two months ago.  I did not intend such a burst of silence on the communication front but that is the wonderfully wacky sort of summer that I’ve been experiencing.  What say you?  How’s YOUR summer been so far?

One thing is for certain however and that is that I haven’t been laying about ‘cuz since I was last in contact with you I have produced SEVEN new State Controlled Radio programs.  Four of those are three hours long including three TIME MACHINE programs that I know that you are going to enjoy.  The Time Machine is a new feature on SCR that tears out a page from the Billboard Hot 100 charts and counts down 40 (or more) songs from that particular week.  If you missed the debut of any of these programs on BZoO Worldwide Radio during the months of May or June, then I advise you to check out the details below and click on the links if you’d like to hear them for yourself.

Now, it pleases me to no end to inform you that the latest issue of UGLY THINGS magazine (issue number 30) is hot off the press and it is another fantastic piece of writing and publishing from Mister Mike Stax.  The main feature of UT #30 is a terrific article on The Kinks by Jon Savage and yours truly even offered up a bit of history on Neil Young in reference to Neil’s ten-disc Archives Vol. 1 Box Set.  Mike’s band The Loons also have a great new album out entitled Red Dissolving Rays Of Light.  You can check out both the LP and the magazine at: http://www.ugly-things.com/

So…I don’t know if you follow astrology at all, but a couple weeks back we had a lunar eclipse (on June 26th) and right around that time the computer that drives BZoO Worldwide Radio (out of Kentucky) completely went bye-bye.  So the station was off the air for a bit.  Shortly after BZoO was back up and running I, too, experienced some technical difficulties with my hard drive as well.  The upshot is that this has lead to an unexpected four week hiatus on producing any new State Controlled Radio programs.  Who knows what the Solar Eclipse/New Moon on July 11th will bring?  Glad Tidings I’m sure. The silver lining to all of this of course is that I have had a well-needed and appreciated break from writing and producing but I will most assuredly be back on July 25th with a new program (episode #219) entitled Say Goodbye It’s Independence Day.

AND, immediately following will be episode #220 entitled Flipping Your Wig!: A Conversation With Peter Case where I will be featuring Peter’s brand new LP Wig! as well as sitting down and speaking to Peter about his new songs and all the things that have been happening in his life during the past year since his open heart surgery in January of 2009.  Peter is about to embark on a summer tour across the US and is performing a couple of shows this Friday on July 9th at McCabe’s in Santa Monica with Ron Franklin on guitar and DJ Bonebrake on drums and it is sure to be fantastic.  Check out Peter’s new album (and buy it) at: http://www.petercase.com/

Oh, and one more thing while I’m at it…my friends 4 Out Of 5 Doctors are performing for the very last time in honor of their 30th anniversary on Saturday, July 17th at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Virginia.  For the past three years this has become an annual pilgrimage for me and I can’t imagine missing this “final” show.  It is bound to be bittersweet and yet all good things must eventually come to a conclusion (or so I hear).  If you are in the DC area (or on the east coast) come on out and help me cheer Jeff, Cal, George and Tommy on “one last time.”  We’ll also be wishing Martha a happy birthday…tickets can be found here: http://www.jamminjava.com/home/events/4-out-of-5-doctors

And speaking of happy birthdays I want to wish James Arthur Bonnin a very happy birthday on the 18th of July (can it already be three years since recording The Assumptions?) and I also want wish my brother Scott a very happy birthday as well (same day as Ringo’s July 7th).

Thanks to everybody who came out to see Sunset Temples play their final gig at the Ken Club on May 21st and to witness my last 2nd Saturday program for Hamilton’s Tavern on June 12th.  It was a fantastic run…

I hope that you are enjoying your summer.  Have fun and I hope to see you soon.

In peace & harmony,
Jon

State Controlled Radio Episode #212
May 9-10, 2010

Stone The Crowes

State Controlled Radio Episode #213
May 16-17, 2010
The Time Machine [singles from Billboard’s Hot 100 for the week ending 05.15.71]

State Controlled Radio Episode #214
May 23-24, 2010
The Time Machine [singles from Billboard’s Hot 100 for the week ending 05.17.80]

State Controlled Radio Episode #215
May 30-31, 2010
Looking Forward, Looking Back

State Controlled Radio Episode #216
June 6-7, 2010
The Time Machine [singles from Billboard’s Hot 100 for the week ending 06.04.66]

State Controlled Radio Episode #217
June 13-14, 2010
Let’s Have A Party To Cure The Summertime Blues
[the last SCR 2nd Saturday Celebration at Hamilton’s Tavern]

State Controlled Radio Episode #218
June 20-21, 2010
The Clock Is Ticking

State Controlled Radio #209-211 [Specs…The Jack Nitzsche CV Part 1 & 2/Zeitgeist Or Gestalt?]

05.07.10

Hello everyone…

Tonight, on Friday, May 7th please come out to see Sunset Temples perform at the Casbah with our friends Behind The Wagon and Midnight Rivals.  It is going to be a fantastic evening of original homegrown high energy rock and roll.  Sunset Temples go on first at 9 PM.  Our drummer ‘Lil Bull will be fresh from performing with The Donkeys (who are currently on a short tour with The Hold Steady) and I’m sure that he & Blair will be bringing back some great energy from The Donkeys’ Thursday night performance at The Fillmore in San Francisco.  Hope to see you all at the Casbah…

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunset-Temples/109393169093825?ref=ts

There is other cool stuff going on as well.  In the last blast I told you about the two-part SCR program that I produced in honor of Jack Nitzsche’s birthday.  I also produced a program entitled Zeitgeist Or Gestalt? that explores the notion of those two concepts.  If you happened to miss these programs on BZoO Worldwide Radio…well, you can check them out below.

The Neil Innes show at Acoustic Music San Diego was absolutely fantastic.  It is always great to see Neil and his lovely wife Yvonne.  Many thanks to Carey Driscoll for having the good sense (& taste) to bring Neil to San Diego.

http://www.jonkanis.com/blog

Hot on the heels of performing at the Casbah on Friday night we will continue to party by celebrating 2nd Saturday on May 8th at Hamilton’s Tavern where will be celebrating Blair and Karen’s birthdays (the 15th & 16th respectively) with a three-hour hand-picked program by Blair of The Black Crowes (his all-time fave group).  The featured beers on tap are by Stone Brewing Company (the 4th time that they have been featured for 2nd Saturday).  The fun begins at 5 to 8 PM.  1521 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92102

http://www.hamiltonstavern.com/

And, continuing on with the theme of Blair and Karen’s birthdays during the month of May I am continuing on with a recurring feature on SCR entitled The Time Machine where I pick a specific week of the Billboard Hot 100 and do a countdown ala Casey Kasem on the old American Top 40 syndicated radio programs.  Episode #213 will countdown the songs of May 15, 1971 in honor of Blair’s birthday and episode #214 will countdown the songs of May 16, 1980 in honor of Karen’s birthday.  Both of these shows will be a real trip back to what the radio was like the week that Blair and Karen were born.

Oh, while I’m at it I should mention that my extremely talented daughter Emily is performing with the San Diego School Of Rock in the new Women Who Rock program that is being performed on Sunday May 16th at Porter’s Pub and Saturday May 22nd at Queen Bee in North Park.  The kids (sans Emily) are also doing shows on the Police and King Crimson.  For more information go to:

http://www.schoolofrock.com/sandiego/concerts_school.php

Thanks for investing the time and I hope to see your smiling face soon.

Peace,
Jon

YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE EVENTS:

05.07.10 Sunset Temples performs at the Casbah with Behind The Wagon & Midnight Rivals. 2501 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101, 619.232.4355 

http://www.casbahmusic.com/

05.08.10 SCR Episode #212 “Stone The Crowes [The Black Crowes on 2nd Saturday with Stone Brewery]” at Hamilton’s Tavern 2nd Saturday from 5 to 8 PM [www.hamiltonstavern.com]

05.09.10 & 05.10.10 SCR Episode #212 “Stone The Crowes [The Black Crowes on 2nd Saturday with Stone Brewery]” [www.bzoo.org] (11 PM PST)

05.16.10 & 05.17.10 SCR Episode #213 “The Time Machine [singles from Billboard’s Hot 100 for the week ending 05.15.71]” [www.bzoo.org] (11 PM PST)

05.22.10 Sunset Temples perform at private party. San Diego, CA 92115

05.23.10 & 05.24.10 SCR Episode #214 “The Time Machine [singles from Billboard’s Hot 100 for the week ending 05.17.80]” [www.bzoo.org] (11 PM PST)

State Controlled Radio Episode #209
April 18-19, 2010
Specs…The Jack Nitzsche CV Part 1

1) Porpoise Song [single edit]/The Monkees [arranger] (from Head Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (12.01.68)
2) Number Eleven/Jack Nitzsche [composer, producer] (from Three Piece Suite: The Reprise Recordings) (01.74)
3) Lower California/Jack Nitzsche [co-writer, producer] (from Three Piece Suite: The Reprise Recordings) (01.74)
4) The Lonely Surfer/Jack Nitzsche [writer, arranger, conductor] (single A-side) (08.63)
5) She’d Rather Be With Me/The Turtles [arranger horns] (from Happy Together) (04.67)
6) I’ll Bet She Knew It [demo]/Jack Nitzsche [writer, producer] (from Three Piece Suite: The Reprise Recordings) (04.29.71)
7) Be My Baby/The Ronettes [arranger] (single A-side) (07.63)
8) Don’t Touch Me There/The Tubes [arranger] (from Young And Rich) (04.76)
9) Needles And Pins/Jackie DeShannon [co-writer, arranger] (single A-side) (05.63)
10) He’s A Rebel/The Crystals [arranger] (single A-side) (07.62)
11) Play With Fire/The Rolling Stones [harpsichord] (b-side of The Last Time single) (02.26.65)
12) Photograph/Ringo Starr [arranger] (from Ringo) (11.02.73)
13) Do I Love You?/The Ronettes [arranger] (single A-side) (05.64)
14) Just Once In My Life/The Righteous Brothers [arranger] (single A-side) (01.65)
15) Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts?/Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans [arranger] (single A-side) (11.62)
16) Da Doo Ron Ron/The Crystals [arranger] (single A-side) (03.63)
17) Puddin’ N’ Tain/The Alley Cats [arranger] (single A-side) (11.62)
18) Then He Kissed Me/The Crystals [arranger] (single A-side) (07.63)
19) It’s In His Kiss/Merry Clayton [arranger, conductor] (single A-side) (07.63)
20) Ashes, The Rain And I/James Gang [arranger strings] (from Rides Again) (10.18.70)
21) You Know What I Mean/The Turtles [arranger orchestra] (single A-side) (07.67)
22) #4 (For Mori)/Jack Nitzsche [composer] (from St. Giles Cripplegate) (08.22.72)
23) River Deep – Mountain High/Ike & Tina Turner [arranger] (single A-side) (03.66)
24) Local Girls/Graham Parker And The Rumour [producer] (from Squeezing Out Sparks) (03.79)
25) Gone Dead Train/Randy Newman [co-writer, producer] (from Performance Original Soundtrack) (01.23.70)
26) Carolay/Crazy Horse [co-writer, co-producer, piano] (from Crazy Horse) (02.71)
27) Kick That Little Foot Sally Anne/Round Robin [arranger] (single A-side) (05.64)
28) Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?/The Rolling Stones [arranger vocals] (single A-side) (09.24.66)
29) Hard Workin’ Man/Jack Nitzsche [vocal by Captain Beefheart] [composer, arranger, producer] (from Blue Collar Music From The Original Motion Picture Score) (11.19.75)
30) There’s A World/Neil Young with The London Symphony Orchestra [arranger, producer] (from Harvest) (02.25.72)
31) A Man Needs A Maid/Neil Young with The London Symphony Orchestra [arranger, producer] (from Harvest) (02.25.72)
32) #6/Jack Nitzsche [composer] (from St. Giles Cripplegate) (08.22.72)
33) Who Say What To Who/Jack Nitzsche [co-writer, producer] (from Three Piece Suite: The Reprise Recordings) (01.74)
34) I’m The Loneliest Fool/Jack Nitzsche [co-writer, producer] (from Three Piece Suite: The Reprise Recordings) (01.74)
35) Walking In The Rain/The Ronettes [arranger] (single A-side) (09.64)
36) Baby, I Love You/The Ronettes [arranger] (single A-side) (11.63)
37) Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows/Lesley Gore [arranger] (single A-side) (06.65)
38) Expecting To Fly/Buffalo Springfield [arranger, co-producer] (from Buffalo Springfield Again) (11.67)
39) One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest/Jack Nitzsche [composer, arranger, producer] (from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (11.19.75)
40) Crow Jane Lady/Crazy Horse [writer, co-producer, piano, vocal] (from Crazy Horse) (02.71)

State Controlled Radio Episode #210
April 25-26, 2010
Specs…The Jack Nitzsche CV Part 2

1) The Last Race/Jack Nitzsche [composer, conductor] (from Village Of The Giants) (10.20.65)
2) Venus Of Avenue D/Mink De Ville [producer] (from Cabretta) (1977)
3) You Can’t Always Get What You Want/The Rolling Stones [arranger] (from Let It Bleed) (12.05.69)
4) Rumble/Jack Nitzsche [arranger, conductor] (single A-side) (1963)
5) Let’s Burn Down The Cornfield/Randy Newman [co-prodcucer] (from 12 Songs) (02.70)
6) Baby That’s Me/The Cake [co-writer] (single A-side) (1967)
7) (The Best Part Of) Breakin ‘ Up/The Ronettes [arranger] (single A-side) (02.64)
8) Passion Is No Ordinary Word/Graham Parker And The Rumour [producer] (from Squeezing Out Sparks) (03.79)
9) Look At All The Things/Crazy Horse [co-producer, piano] (from Crazy Horse) (02.71)
10) Little Al/Jack Nitzsche [co-writer, producer] (from Three Piece Suite: The Reprise Recordings) (01.74)
11) Sleeping Daughter/Jack Nitzsche [co-writer, producer] (from Three Piece Suite: The Reprise Recordings) (01.74)
12) When You Dance I Can Really Love/Neil Young with Crazy Horse [piano] (from After The Gold Rush) (09.18.70)
13) Natural Magic/Jack Nitzsche [writer, producer] (from Performance Original Soundtrack) (09.19.70)
14) Memo From Turner/Mick Jagger [producer] (from Performance Original Soundtrack) (09.19.70)
15) New Mexico/Jack Nitzsche [writer, producer] (from Three Piece Suite: The Reprise Recordings) (01.74)
16) Southern Accents/Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers [arranger strings] (from Southern Accents) (04.11.85)
17) Indian Girl/The Rolling Stones [arranger horns] (from Emotional Rescue) (06.20.80)
18) String Quartet From Whiskey Boot Hill/Neil Young [co-producer, arranger strings] (from Neil Young) (01.22.69)
19) Stealin’ All Day/C. C. Adcock [producer] (from Lafayette Marquis) (2004)
20) You Can’t Be Too Strong/Graham Parker And The Rumour [producer] (from Squeezing Out Sparks) (03.79)
21) Hanging Around/Jack Nitzsche [co-writer, producer] (from Three Piece Suite: The Reprise Recordings) (01.74)
22) On The Moodus Run/Jack Nitzsche [co-writer, producer] (from Three Piece Suite: The Reprise Recordings) (01.74)
23) Sister Morphine/The Rolling Stones [piano] (from Sticky Fingers) (04.23.71)
24) We Have To Stay [demo]/Jack Nitzsche [writer, producer] (from Three Piece Suite: The Reprise Recordings) (04.29.71)
25) Just Your Friends/Mink De Ville [co-writer, co-producer] (from Return To Magenta) (1978)
26) Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans [arranger] (single A-side) (08.62)
27) Wait Til My Bobby Gets Home/Darlene Love [arranger] (single A-side) (05.63)
28) All Grown Up/The Crystals [arranger] (single A-side) (05.63)
29) Should I Cry/The Concords [co-writer] (single A-side) (1964)
30) Up Where We Belong/Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes [co-writer, producer, arranger] (from An Officer And A Gentleman) (08.82)
31) Carly [demo]/Jack Nitzsche [writer, producer] (from Three Piece Suite: The Reprise Recordings) (02.07.72)
32) Brace/Jack Nitzsche [composer, producer] (from Three Piece Suite: The Reprise Recordings) (01.74)
33) Marie/Jack Nitzsche [writer, producer] (from Three Piece Suite: The Reprise Recordings) (01.74)
34) Number Eleven/Jack Nitzsche [composer, producer] (from Three Piece Suite: The Reprise Recordings) (01.74)
35) Just Like This/The Robins [co-writer, arranger] (single A-side) (1960)
36) Reno [demo]/Jack Nitzsche [writer, producer] (from Three Piece Suite: The Reprise Recordings) (02.07.72)

State Controlled Radio Episode #211
May 2-3, 2010
Zeitgeist Or Gestalt?

1) I Shall Be Released/Nina Simone (from To Love Somebody) (1969)
2) Don’t Worry Baby/Los Lobos (from How Will The Wolf Survive?) (10.29.84)
3) When I Get My Plane/Nazz (from Nazz) (10.68)
4) The Changeling/The Doors (from L.A. Woman) (04.71)
5) The Phantoms Of Ephemera/Mitch Easter (from Dynamico) (03.13.07)
6) Freedom Of Choice/Devo (from Freedom Of Choice) (05.14.80)
7) “Have you ever seen anyone like Cody Pomeray?…”/Robert Hunter (from Kerouac Kicks Joy Darkness) (04.08.97)
8) Momentary Introspection/Carter Burwell (from Being John Malkovich Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (10.22.99)
9) In A Moment/Ray Davies (from Working Man’s Café) (10.22.07)
10) Atoms For Peace/Thom Yorke (from The Eraser) (07.10.06)
11) Space For The Papa/Jeff Beck (from Who Else!) (03.16.99)
12) Theme from ‘Alice’/Linda Lavin (from Alice) (09.29.76)
13) Desperado/Alice Cooper (from Killer) (11.71)
14) I Shall Be Released/Jeff Buckley (from Live at Sin-e [Legacy Edition]) (08.93)
15) Fearless/Pink Floyd (from Meddle) (10.30.71)
16) Mama Tierra 4th Movement/Rusty Crutcher (from Machu Pichu Impressions) (1989)
17) One To One/The Joe Jackson Band (from Beat Crazy) (11.80)
18) Ladies And Gentlemen/Stephen Colbert (from Wig In A Box: Songs From & Inspired By Hedwig And The Angry Inch) (2003)
19) Let The Wind Blow/The Beach Boys (from Wild Honey) (12.18.67)
20) Never Alone/Neil Innes (from Works In Progress) (2005)
21) It’s All Good/Bob Dylan (from Together Through Life) (04.28.09)
22) Everybody’s Got Something To Hide (Except Me And My Monkey)/The Feelies (from Crazy Rhythms) (04.80)
23) Vanishing Girl/The Dukes Of Stratosphear (from Psonic Psunspot) (08.87)
24) I Want To Take You Higher/Sly & The Family Stone (from Stand!) (05.03.69)
25) Circle Of Hands/Uriah Heep (from Demons And Wizards) (05.72)
26) Indian Summer/The Doors (from Morrison Hotel) (02.01.70)
27) Funky Pretty/The Beach Boys (from Carl & The Passions “So Tough”) (05.15.72)
28) Prism Heaven II/Feral Children (from Feral Children EP) (1992)
29) Midnight Cowboy/Ferrante & Teicher (from Midnight Cowboy Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (05.25.69)
30) Number One/The Rutles (from All You Need Is Cash) (03.22.78)
31) Together Rap/Keith Moon & Ringo Starr (bonus track from Two Sides Of The Moon CD) (03.75)
32) The Owl/Mike Keneally (from The Scambot Holiday Special) (12.09)
33) I Shall Be Released/The Band (from Music From Big Pink) (07.01.68)

State Controlled Radio #206-208 [Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get/SMiLE It’s Springtime!/Alex Chilton Is More Than A Big Star]

04.23.10

Hello everybody and welcome to the weekend…

Yesterday, on April 22nd, it was the 73rd anniversary of Jack Nitzsche’s birthday.  If you don’t know his name (or his work) boy, are you in for a treat.  His work speaks for itself.  On April 18th I aired part 1 of Specs…The Jack Nitzsche CV and this weekend part 2 will air.  Check it out.  The man is amazing.

Of course, since my last e-blast there have been three new State Controlled Radio programs in the offering as well (episodes #206-208 entitled Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get, SMiLE It’s Springtime! and Alex Chilton Is More Than A Big Star) and if you missed any of them when they originally aired on BZoO Worldwide Radio and you would like to check them out they can be found below.

GIG ALERT GIG ALERT GIG ALERT:  coming up in exactly two weeks on Friday, May 7th Sunset Temples is performing at the Casbah with our friends Behind The Wagon and Midnight Rivals.  PLEASE come out and support us at this show.  Our debut on April 6th at the Radio Room was spectacular (THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT AND CHEERED US ON) and I suspect that this next gig will be even better.  Check out the attached poster…

I witnessed the incomparable Jeff Beck at 4th & B this past week with Narada Michael Walden on drums, Rhonda Smith on bass & vocals and Jason Rebello on keyboards.  Simply stunning.  There is a reason that I call him The World’s Greatest Living Guitarist.  The set list is up on my blog.  He is currently touring the United States.  Catch him if you can.

Be sure to join us in May at Hamilton’s Tavern where will be celebrating Blair and Karen’s birthdays (the 15th & 16th respectively) with a hand-picked program by Blair of The Black Crowes (his all-time fave group).  The featured beers on tap are by Stone Brewing Company (always a good time to be sure).  It goes down on Saturday, May 8th from 5 to 8 PM.  1521 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92102

http://www.hamiltonstavern.com/

On May 1st I suggest that you do yourself a favor and come out and hear Neil Innes perform at Acoustic Music San Diego.  Lord knows how many more opportunities you will be afforded to see and hear in person the genius who co-founded the Bonzo Dog Band, composed all of the classic Rutles songs, as well as crafting the indispensable classic How Sweet To Be An Idiot.  Miss him at your own peril…

Thanks everyone and enjoy the rest of April.  Hope to see you soon.

Peace,
Jon

P.S.  Download links will expire, so seize the day.

YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE EVENTS:

04.25.10 & 04.26.10 SCR Episode #210 “Specs…The Jack Nitzsche CV Part 2″ [www.bzoo.org] (11 PM PST)
05.02.10 & 05.03.10 SCR Episode #211 “TBD” [www.bzoo.org] (11 PM PST)
05.08.10 SCR Episode #212 “The Black Crowes” at Hamilton’s Tavern 2nd Saturday from 5 to 8 PM [www.hamiltonstavern.com]
05.09.10 & 05.10.10 SCR Episode #213 “The Black Crowes” [www.bzoo.org] (11 PM PST)
05.07.10 Sunset Temples performs at the Casbah with Behind The Wagon & Midnight Rivals. 2501 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101, 619.232.4355 
http://www.casbahmusic.com/

State Controlled Radio Episode #206
March 28-29, 2010
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get

1) I’ve Just Seen A Face/The Beatles (from Help!) (08.06.65)
2) Things We’ll Never See/The Sneeches (from Slow) (1990)
3) Whatcha You See Is Whatcha Get/The Dramatics (single A-side) (06.71)
4) Sunshine/Timbuk 3 (from Big Shot In The Dark) (08.27.91)
5) My Eyes Have Seen You/The Doors (from Strange Days) (10.07.67)
6) Can You See Me?/The Jimi Hendrix Experience (from Are You Experienced?) (05.12.67)
7) I Can See Clearly Now/Johnny Nash (from I Can See Clearly Now) (1972)
8) I Think I See The Light/Cat Stevens (from Mona Bone Jakon) (04.01.70)
9) What I See/Acetone (from If You Only Knew) (1996)
10) If You See What I Mean/P. P. Arnold (b-side of The Time Has Come single) (06.30.67)
11) Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You/Frankie Valli (from The 4 Seasons Present Frankie Valli Solo) (05.67)
12) I’m Coming Home To See About You/Otis Redding (b-side of The Glory Of Love single) (06.30.67)
13) See You Sometime/Joni Mitchell (from For The Roses) (11.72)
14) We’ll See/Buffalo Springfield (from Buffalo Springfield Box Set) (01.09.67)
15) When Will I See You Again/The Three Degrees (from The Three Degrees) (09.74)
16) Come Around And See Me/Raspberries (from Raspberries) (05.72)
17) I See You/The Byrds (from Fifth Dimension) (07.18.66)
18) I’ll See You In My Dreams/Joe Brown (from Concert For George) (11.29.02)
19) So Glad To See You Here/Wings & Rockestra (from Back To The Egg) (06.08.79)
20) See No Evil/Television (from Marquee Moon) (02.08.77)
21) In The Beginning/The Moody Blues (from On The Threshold Of A Dream) (04.25.69)
22) Lovely To See You/The Moody Blues (from On The Threshold Of A Dream) (04.25.69)
23) Make It/Jon Kanis (from Cabalistic Dispatch) (07.17.05)
24) Through These Eyes/Liv Mueller & Jon Kanis  (from the Holiday Motel sessions) (06.07.06)
25) Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)/The First Edition (from The First Edition) (1967)
26) See/The Rascals (from See) (12.69)
27) Come See About Me/The Supremes (single A-side) (10.27.64)
28) See You After The War/Jack The Original (from Why The Long Face?) (2006)
29) Plastic Fad/4 Out Of 5 Doctors (from Post Op) (1980)
30) Seeing Is Believin’/The Mad Lads (single A-side) (1970)
31) Long As I Can See The Light/Creedence Clearwater Revival (from Cosmo’s Factory) (07.25.70)
32) See How We Are/X (from See How We Are) (06.87)
33) Let Me See/Morcheeba (from Big Calm) (03.16.98)
34) Soul Kitchen/The Doors (from The Doors) (01.04.67)
35) So Good To See You/Cheap Trick (from In Color) (08.77)
36) I’ll Be Seeing You/Rickie Lee Jones (from Pop Pop) (1991)

Here is the link for SCR #206a Part One [Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get].mp3:
https://download.yousendit.com/RmNETGs2UEM0b0JjR0E9PQ

Here is the link for SCR #206b Part Two [Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get].mp3:
https://download.yousendit.com/RmNETGswNkdUME5jR0E9PQ

State Controlled Radio Episode #207
April 4-5, 2010
SMiLE It’s Springtime!

1) Child Is The Father Of The Man [Take 2]/The Beach Boys [unreleased] (10.07.66)
2) Good Vibrations [various sessions/early take]/The Beach Boys (from Smiley Smile/Wild Honey CD) (Spring 1966)
3) Surf’s Up [track only]/The Beach Boys (from Good Vibrations) (11.66)
4) Cabinessence [track only]/The Beach Boys (from Good Vibrations) (10.11.66)
5) Our Prayer/The Beach Boys (from 20/20) (09.19.66)
6) Heroes And Villains [stereo single version]/The Beach Boys (from Hawthorne, CA) (1966-1967)
7) Heroes And Villains [alternate take]/The Beach Boys (from Good Vibrations) (1966-1967)
8) Heroes And Villains [sections]/The Beach Boys (from Good Vibrations) (1966-1967)
9) Do You Like Worms?/The Beach Boys (from Good Vibrations) (10.18.66)
10) Barnyard/The Beach Boys [unreleased] (10.20.66)
11) The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine/The Beach Boys [unreleased] (11.14.66)
12) Cabinessence/The Beach Boys (from 20/20) (10.03.66)
13) Wonderful/The Beach Boys (from Good Vibrations) (09.01.66)
14) Look [aka I Ran]/The Beach Boys [unreleased] (10.13.66)
15) I Wanna Be Around/Friday Night/Workshop/The Beach Boys [unreleased] (11.29.66)
16) George Fell Into His French Horn/The Beach Boys [unreleased] (11.07.66)
17) Vegetables [stereo extended mix]/The Beach Boys (from Hawthorne, CA) (Spring 1967)
18) Holidays/The Beach Boys [unreleased] (09.08.66)
19) Wind Chimes/The Beach Boys (from Good Vibrations) (08.03.66)
20) Heroes And Villains [intro]/The Beach Boys (from Good Vibrations) (03.01.67)
21) Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow [takes 1 & 2]/The Beach Boys [unreleased] (11.28.66)
22) I Love To Say Da Da/The Beach Boys (from Good Vibrations) (05.16.67)
23) Child Is The Father Of The Man [Take 1]/The Beach Boys [unreleased] (10.07.66)
24) Surf’s Up/The Beach Boys (from Good Vibrations) (12.15.66)
25) You’re Welcome/The Beach Boys (b-side of Heroes And Villains single) (07.31.67)
26) Little Pad/The Beach Boys (from Smiley Smile) (09.18.67)
27) Good Vibrations/The Beach Boys (single A-side) (10.10.66)
28) Springsville/Miles Davis (from Miles Ahead) (1957)
29) I Live In The Springtime/The Lemon Drops (single A-side) (05.67)
30) Botticelli Spring/Gregory Corso (from Howls, Raps & Roars) (1969)
31) Springtime/Donald Fagen (from Kamakiriad) (05.25.93)
32) Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most/Rickie Lee Jones (from Pop Pop) (1991)
33) Spring/The Caterpillar Book (from Maybe This Summer…) (2008)
34) Where Did My Spring Go?/The Kinks (from Where Was Spring?) (01.28.69)
35) Easter Everywhere/Julian Cope (from My Nation Underground) (1988)
36) Walking In The Rain/Flash And The Pan (from Flash And The Pan) (1979)
37) It’s Raining Again/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (b-side of Refugee single) (1980)
38) Dry The Rain/The Beta Band (from Champion Versions EP) (1987)
39) Bright Fresh Flower/Robyn Hitchcock (from b-side of The Yip Song single) (1992)
40) Easter Parade/Rickie Lee Jones with The Blue Nile (single A-side) (1990)
41) Easter/The Patti Smith Group (from Easter) (03.03.78)
42) Watermelon In Easter Hay/Frank Zappa (from Joe’s Garage: Act III) (11.19.79)
43) Some Other Spring/Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (single A-side) (07.05.39)
44) Thumper Song/Vonnair Sisters, Robie Lester, Thurl Ravenscroft (from Peter Cottontail plus other funny bunnies and their friends) (1972)

Here is the link for SCR #207a Part One [SMiLE It’s Springtime].mp3:
https://download.yousendit.com/RmNETGsrUzdrWTgwTVE9PQ

Here is the link for SCR #207b Part Two [SMiLE It’s Springtime].mp3:
https://download.yousendit.com/RmNETGsrZ2pVVGxFQlE9PQ

State Controlled Radio Episode #208
April 11-12, 2010
Alex Chilton Is More Than A Big Star

1) O My Soul/Big Star (from Radio City) (01.74)
2) Bangkok/Alex Chilton (single A-side) (1978)
3) Stroke It Noel/Big Star (from Third/Sister Lovers) (1975)
4) The Ballad Of El Goodo/Big Star (from #1 Record) (04.72)
5) The Letter/The Box Tops (single A-side; also from The Letter/Neon Rainbow) (08.67)
6) In The Street [alternate mix]/Big Star (from Keep An Eye On The Sky) (04.72)
7) Thirteen [alternate mix]/Big Star (from Keep An Eye On The Sky) (04.72)
8) Cry Like A Baby/The Box Tops (from Cry Like A Baby) (04.68)
9) Coca-Cola Commercial/The Box Tops (radio advertisement) (1968)
10) Let Me Get Close To You/Alex Chilton (from High Priest) (1987)
11) Dalai Lama/Alex Chilton (from High Priest) (1987)
12) Alex Chilton/The Replacements (from Pleased To Meet Me) (07.87)
13) September Gurls/Big Star (from Radio City) (01.74)
14) O, Dana/Big Star (from Third/Sister Lovers) (1975)
15) When My Baby’s Beside Me/Big Star (from #1 Record) (04.72)
16) Baby Strange/Big Star (from Columbia: Live At Missouri University) (04.25.93)
17) Mod Lang [alternate mix]/Big Star (from Keep An Eye On The Sky) (1973)
18) Back Of A Car [alternate mix]/Big Star (from Keep An Eye On The Sky) (1973)
19) You Get What You Deserve/Big Star (from Radio City) (01.74)
20) Free Again/Alex Chilton (from 1970) (1970)
21) Kizza Me/Big Star (from Third/Sister Lovers) (1975)
22) You Can’t Have Me/Big Star (from Third/Sister Lovers) (1975)
23) Lies/Alex Chilton (from A Man Called Destruction) (1995)
24) Neon Rainbow/The Box Tops (from The Letter/Neon Rainbow) (11.67)
25) Soul Deep/The Box Tops (from Dimensions) (09.69)
26) My Baby Just Cares For Me/Alex Chilton (from Cliches) (1994)
27) Something Deep Inside/Alex Chilton (from 1970) (1970)
28) What’s Going Ahn/Big Star (from Radio City) (01.74)
29) Thing For You/Alex Chilton (from High Priest) (1987)
30) Funky National/Alex Chilton (from 1970) (1970)
31) Can’t Seem To Make You Mine/Alex Chilton (b-side of Bangkok single) (1978)
32) My Life Is Right/Big Star (from #1 Record) (04.72)
33) Give Me Another Chance/Big Star (from #1 Record) (04.72)
34) Try Again/Big Star (from #1 Record) (04.72)
35) Watch The Sunrise [single mix]/Big Star (from Keep An Eye On The Sky) (04.72)
36) Daisy Glaze/Big Star (from Radio City) (01.74)
37) She’s A Mover/Big Star (from Radio City) (01.74)
38) I Am The Cosmos/Chris Bell (single A-side) (1978)
39) You And Your Sister/Chris Bell (b-side of I Am The Cosmos single) (1978)
40) No Sex/Alex Chilton (from No Sex EP) (1986)
41) Take It Off/Alex Chilton (from High Priest) (1987)
42) Tee Ni Nee Ni Noo/Tip On In/Alex Chilton (from Feudalist Tarts) (1985)
43) Hot Thing/Big Star (from Big Star Small World) (2006) (05.02.06)
44) Do You Wanna Make It/Big Star (from In Space) (09.27.05)
45) The Oogum Boogum Song/Alex Chilton (from Loose Shoes And Tight Pussy) (1999)
46) New Girl In School/Alex Chilton (from A Man Called Destruction) (1995)
47) Make A Little Love/Alex Chilton (from High Priest) (1987)
48) Nightime/Big Star (from Third/Sister Lovers) (1975)
49) Big Black Car/Big Star (from Third/Sister Lovers) (1975)
50) Take Care/Big Star (from Third/Sister Lovers) (1975)
51) Morpha Too/Big Star (from Radio City) (01.74)
52) Garbageman/The Cramps (from Songs The Lord Taught Us) (1980)
53) Lost My Job/Alex Chilton (from Feudalist Tarts) (1985)
54) Come By Here/Alex Chilton (from High Priest) (1987)
55) Manana/Big Star (from Keep An Eye On The Sky) (1975)
56) I’m In Love With A Girl/Big Star (from Radio City) (01.74)
57) Thank You Friends/Big Star (from Third/Sister Lovers) (1975)
58) ST 100/6/Big Star (from #1 Record) (04.72)

Here is the link for SCR #208a Part One [Alex Chilton Is More Than A Big Star].mp3:
https://download.yousendit.com/THE3c0x6Y1M1bmp2Wmc9PQ

Here is the link for SCR #208b Part Two [Alex Chilton Is More Than A Big Star].mp3:
https://download.yousendit.com/THE3c0wySytiR0pjR0E9PQ

Here is the link for SCR #208c Part Three [Alex Chilton Is More Than A Big Star].mp3:
https://download.yousendit.com/THE3c0wzQVN3TGl4dnc9PQ

State Controlled Radio #202-205 [Mission Statement/Arthur Lee & Love/Thin Lizzy/Viva la Revolución]

03.23.10

Hello my friends and welcome to the first week of Spring 2010.

I seem to be getting out the word about once a month these days…

Legendary musician, songwriter & producer Alex Chilton has been heavily on my mind for the past week and I (like many other musicians and music fans) was shocked at the untimely nature of his death last Wednesday on St. Patrick’s Day at the age of 59.  In the past seven days there has been much written about Alex and what a singular inspiring presence he has been for rock and roll over the past five decades.  His death has hit me kinda hard and subsequently I have been focusing on organizing his recording career as an artist and as a producer into a three-hour tribute for next month’s 2nd Saturday celebration at Hamilton’s Tavern.  If anyone out there has any obscure recordings of Alex I would love to hear about it…the SCR tribute will have music from The Box Tops, Big Star, assorted solo projects, The Cramps and various other odds and ends.  It all goes down on Saturday, April 10th from 5 to 8 PM.  1521 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92102

http://www.hamiltonstavern.com/

In addition to Alex’s passing, in the past four weeks there have been four new State Controlled Radio programs.  Information on all four shows can be found below.

GIG ALERT GIG ALERT GIG ALERT:  coming up in less than two weeks is the public debut of Sunset Temples at the Radio Room on April 6th where we will be opening for Behind The Wagon.  Sunset Temples features Scot Blair on guitar & vocals, John “Feever” Cooper on lead guitar, Andrew Sprague on drums & vocals and yours truly on bass & vocals.  The band is really rockin’ and I’m looking forward to our upcoming gigs.  If you can’t make the Radio Room gig we are also playing on Friday, May 7th at The Casbah.  Hope to see you at one of the shows.  IT MIGHT GET LOUD…

In the last e-blast I told you that I had been invited to contribute to a Robyn Hitchcock tribute series of CDs entitled GLASS FLESH.  On March 1st I recorded the track 52 STATIONS and it will be included on Volume Four of the Glass Flesh series.  I also recorded a new original entitled Follow Up and if you want to hear it you can check it out in this week’s SCR program entitled Viva la Revolución.  Many, many thanks to Christopher Hoffee who helped me out on both songs.

And while I’m thanking people I want to send a BIG THANK YOU out to my childhood friend Robert Calkin who helped me out tremendously with my Johnny The Fox Meets Thin Lizzy tribute for the St. Patrick’s 2nd Saturday at Hamilton’s Tavern.  I had an amazing time both at 2nd Saturday and St. Patrick’s Day at Hammie’s and at Small Bar.  The two coolest bars in town these days…thank you friends…

Good luck keeping body and soul together and may your heart be singing with the first signs of Spring.

[at the last 2nd Saturday celebration I was told by one of the patrons that my emails were SO POSITIVE, they were almost obnoxiously so…]

Well, what can I say to that?  I look forward to seeing your smiling face soon.

Peace everyone,
Jon

YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE EVENTS:

03.28.10 & 03.29.10 SCR Episode #206 “TBD” [www.bzoo.org] (11 PM PST)
04.04.10 & 04.05.10 SCR Episode #207 “TBD” [www.bzoo.org] (11 PM PST)
04.10.10 SCR Episode #208 “Alex Chilton Is A Big Star” at Hamilton’s Tavern 2nd Saturday from 5 to 8 PM [www.hamiltonstavern.com]
04.11.10 & 04.12.10 SCR Episode #208 “Alex Chilton Is A Big Star” [www.bzoo.org] (11 PM PST)
04.06.10 Sunset Temples performs at the Radio Room with Behind The Wagon.
3519 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104, 619.284.3323 [www.theradioroom.com]
05.07.10 Sunset Temples performs at the Casbah with Midnight Rivals.
2501 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101, 619.232.4355 http://www.casbahmusic.com/

State Controlled Radio Episode #202
February 28-March 1, 2010
Mission Statement

State Controlled Radio Episode #203
March 7-8, 2010
Arthur Lee & Love

State Controlled Radio Episode #204
March 14-15, 2010
Johnny The Fox Meets Thin Lizzy

State Controlled Radio Episode #205
March 21-22, 2010
Viva la Revolución

State Controlled Radio #194-197 [2010, David Bowie, Charlie Cheney, Warren Zevon]

01.29.10

All right my friends…

The New Year is four weeks old now and I have yet to send out an e-blast, so this could get long…you’ve been forewarned (but so much has happened…)

For starters there have been four new State Controlled Radio programs.  The New Year (and decade) began with episode #194 “Twenty Ten And Back Again” with the theme linked to the power of ten, magic and good fortune.  After that it was David Bowie’s 63rd birthday on 01.09.10 so I produced a four-hour program in his honor.  The first three hours played at Hamilton’s Tavern for 2nd Saturday and a fourth hour was added for airplay on BZoO Worldwide Radio.  After that, episode #196 featured a conversation with singer-songwriter Charlie Cheney, an awesome guy who passed through San Diego back in November and I had the chance to sit down and talk with him about his life and his music.  And then, last week for episode #197 on January 24th it was the anniversary of Warren Zevon’s birthday so I honored Warren with a two-hour program entitled Beyond Hectoring:  The Words & Music of Warren Zevon (thanks to Mike Keneally for inspiring me with the title).  If you missed any or all of these programs you can find them listed below in the usual fashion.

Now, coming up in the next two weeks I have the pleasure of welcoming back to SCR Mr. Mike Stax, an extremely talented guy whom I had the supreme joy of featuring last May.  Mike returns for a two-part special where we will discuss many of the recording artists featured in the most recent issue of his publication Ugly Things (issue number 29 to be exact) and then in part two we will discuss many of the bands that are featured in the new Rhino Records box set Where The Action Is, Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968.  Check below for the times when they will be broadcast on BZoO.

After the two-part Mike Stax special there is the monumental achievement of web-casting my TWO HUNDREDTH episode of State Controlled Radio entitled A Valentine From Me To You…Kiss Me You Fool!, a three-hour special to commemorate the four-year anniversary of SCR.  The general [recurring] theme is LOVE (in various shapes and guises).  The program will debut at Hamilton’s Tavern for 2nd Saturday (on 02.13.10) and it will run on Valentine’s Day on BZoO.  Wow…

I found out this morning that Yoko Ono is performing at the Fox Theatre in Oakland with a brand new Plastic Ono Band featuring Sean Lennon on guitar at the Noise Pop 2010 festival and as it is also her birthday that week (where she turns 77 on 02.18.10) it seemed like an excellent opportunity to feature some of her more recent work in episode #201 Yoko Ono & The Plastic Ono Band.  I actually met Yoko in NYC back in 2004 but I’ve never seen her perform and I am extremely excited about it.  This will be an awesome show…

Now, as I shift gears…in the world of playing rock and roll:  this week Listening To Rocks went into Chaos Recording Studio and recorded and MIXED to completion six original songs to promote the band and prepare for our big gig at the Casbah on 02.14.10.  This is going to be a great show with Tan Sister Radio and Silent Comedy also on the bill.  You won’t want to miss it.  Oh, and if you wish to hear what our recordings from this past Tuesday sound like visit our myspace page at:

www.myspace.com/listeningtorocks

[big thanks to Christopher Hoffee, engineer, producer and musician extraordinaire!].

And if it wasn’t enough playing bass for the Assumptions and for Listening To Rocks I am also playing bass in a brand new outfit with Scot Blair, Andrew Sprague and John Cooper and we hope to be out playing gigs by the first of March.  No set band name as of yet but SUNSET TEMPLE has a really good ring to it…I’ll keep you posted as things develop but the band is sounding really cool so far.

All right, that should be enough.  Come out to 2nd Saturday at Hamilton’s and come see Listening To Rocks on Valentine’s Day at the Casbah if you can.  It’s gonna be a great weekend.

See you in February.  Have fun!

Peace/Love,
Jon

YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE EVENTS:

01.31.10 & 02.01.10 SCR Episode #198 “Ugly Things #29 with Mike Stax Part One” [www.bzoo.org] (11 PM PST)
02.07.10 & 02.08.10 SCR Episode #199 “Where The Action Is with Mike Stax Part Two” [www.bzoo.org] (11 PM PST)
02.13.10 SCR Episode #200 “A Valentine From Me To You…Kiss Me You Fool! [SCR’s Four-Year Anniversary]” at Hamilton’s Tavern 2nd Saturday from 5 to 8 PM [www.hamiltonstavern.com]
02.14.10 & 02.15.10 SCR Episode #200 “A Valentine From Me To You…Kiss Me You Fool! [SCR’s Four-Year Anniversary]” [www.bzoo.org] (11 PM PST)
02.14.10 Listening To Rocks performs at The Casbah in honor of Roger & Sara Morrison’s 3rd wedding anniversary.  Tan Sister Radio & Silent Comedy are also on the bill.  [www.casbahmusic.com]
02.21.10 & 02.22.10 SCR Episode #201 “Yoko Ono & The Plastic Ono Band” [www.bzoo.org] (11 PM PST)

State Controlled Radio Episode #194
January 3-4, 2010
Twenty Ten And Back Again {Fortune Is The End Of The Beginning]

State Controlled Radio Episode #195
January 10-11, 2010
Words & Music by David Bowie

State Controlled Radio Episode #196
January 17-18, 2010
Packed With Nouns:  A Conversation With Charlie Cheney

State Controlled Radio Episode #197
January 24-25, 2010
Beyond Hectoring:  The Words & Music of Warren Zevon [01.24.47-09.07.03]

Happy New Year from State Controlled Radio

Dateline:  12.31.09

Hello everyone:

Well, it’s the last day of the year [and the decade] and I hope that all of you are having/have had a wonderful holiday season.

To mark the last two weeks I resurrected and extensively revamped two previous State Controlled Radio programs and they can be found below.

I am looking forward to the New Year and whatever you get up to this evening (and in the coming year) I hope that you have a fabulous time.

Thank you once again for sharing your time with me and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

All the best my friends.  Peace be with you and best of luck to you and yours.

Lots of love,
Jon

YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE EVENTS:

01.03.10 & 01.04.10 SCR Episode #194 “Twenty Ten And Back Again” on bzoo.org (11 PM PST)
01.09.10 SCR Episode #195 “Words & Music By David Bowie” at Hamilton’s Tavern 2nd Saturday from 5 to 8 PM [www.hamiltonstavern.com]
01.10.10 & 01.11.10 SCR Episode #195 “Words & Music By David Bowie” on bzoo.org (11 PM PST)
01.17.10 & 01.18.10 SCR Episode #196 “Packed With Nouns: A Conversation With Charlie Cheney” on bzoo.org (11 PM PST)
01.24.10 & 01.25.10 SCR Episode #197 “Words & Music By Warren Zevon [01.24.47-09.07.03]” on bzoo.org (11 PM PST)
02.14.10 GIG ALERT:  Listening To Rocks performs at the Casbah in honor of Sara & Roger Morrison’s 3rd wedding anniversary.  Silent Comedy is also on the bill.  Please come help us celebrate…
02.14.10 & 02.15.10 SCR Episode #200 “Who Do You Love…A Valentine From Me To You. [Four-Year Anniversary]” on bzoo.org (11 PM PST)

State Controlled Radio Episode #144 Revised
December 20-21, 2009
Encore presentation of …Solstice

The Third Revision of State Controlled Radio Episode #45
December 27-28, 2009
A Prayer For The New Year [take three]

State Controlled Radio #191-193 [Randy Newman/Tom Petty 1 & 2]

Dateline:  12.16.09
Dear friends, family & neighbors:

I hope that this communiqué finds you well, in good health and spirits.  This might be the last missive from me for the calendar year of 2009…it’s hard to predict these things.  Or it may be the penultimate e-blast, who knows?

What I do know is that it is darn cold around these parts (for San Diego anyway) and I have some seasonal cheer and wishes to impart to each and every one of you.  

First, I want to say thank you to all of our friends who came out to our house concert on 11.29.09 to see The Assumptions, Sara Sterling, Charlie Cheney, Mike Keneally and yours truly.  It was tremendous fun and I hope that we get the chance to play again soon with the full ensemble.  Big thanks to Steve Laub for capturing it all on HD video.

The last two weeks have been incredibly busy with all sorts of musical activities; dj gigs, musical gigs, radio programs…in fact this past week’s SCR program on Tom Petty was tremendous fun at Hamilton’s Tavern and a great way to end the year with 2nd Saturday (and Avery Brewing from Boulder, Colorado…thank you Adam).

Since the last word that I sent out I have produced three new State Controlled Radio programs:  episode #191 Words & Music by Randy Newman and episodes #192 & #193 Tom Petty Is Alive And Well Parts One & Two.  If you missed them when they aired on BZoO Homegrown Radio [www.bzoo.org] you can catch them down below by double-clicking on the download links.  Easy as pie.

Between now and the end of the calendar year there are two more programs scheduled to be broadcast on BZoO:  the first is an encore presentation of episode #144 entitled Solstice [in honor of the Winter Solstice coming up on 12.21.09 at 9:47 am PDT] and the last program of the year (and the decade) will air on 12.27.09 and is entitled Twenty Ten And Back Again.  This will be an exploration of both the end of the era and what I hope will lie ahead for the next decade.  After that, in January there will be a new [third] edition of episode #45 A Prayer For The New Year and for 2nd Saturday on January 9th at Hamilton’s Tavern we will celebrate the 63rd birthday of David Robert Jones with three hours of classic David Bowie.  Also in January I will be doing a feature on Warren Zevon to honor the anniversary of his birth and I will also present a two-hour conversation with aforementioned singer/songwriter Charlie Cheney that will be highly entertaining.  All of this fabulous kinetic energy is leading up to the 200th episode of SCR on Valentine’s Day where I will be celebrating the 4th anniversary of State Controlled Radio with a very special program entitled Who Do You Love…A Valentine From Me To You and I’m looking very forward to it.

2009 has been an amazing year in a myriad of ways with many new friendships made and lots of challenges met head-on with great success.  I hope that 2010 turns out to be a beneficially transformative year for everyone on the planet and that you are able to generate and experience more love and prosperity in the coming times ahead.

Oh, to help spread the yuletide spirit I have re-posted the Hamilton’s Tavern Holiday On Ice special from 2007 in case you haven’t heard it.  It is sure to get you in the mood with some classic rockin’ holiday songs.

Time to trim the tree and have a libation…have fun and happy holidays.

Peace On Earth,
Jon Kanis

YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE EVENTS:

12.20.09 & 12.21.09 SCR Episode #144 with an encore presentation of “Solstice” on bzoo.org (11 PM PST)
12.27.09 & 12.28.09 SCR Episode #194 “Twenty Ten And Back Again” on bzoo.org (11 PM PST)
01.03.10 & 01.04.10 SCR Episode #45 The Third Revision Of “A Prayer For The New Year” on bzoo.org (11 PM PST)
01.09.10 SCR Episode #195 “Words & Music By David Bowie” at Hamilton’s Tavern 2nd Saturday from 5 to 8 PM [www.hamiltonstavern.com]
01.10.10 & 01.11.10 SCR Episode #195 “Words & Music By David Bowie” on bzoo.org (11 PM PST)
01.17.10 & 01.18.10 SCR Episode #196 “Packed With Nouns: A Conversation With Charlie Cheney” on bzoo.org (11 PM PST)
01.24.10 & 01.25.10 SCR Episode #197 “Words & Music By Warren Zevon [01.24.47-09.07.03]” on bzoo.org (11 PM PST)
02.14.10 & 02.15.10 SCR Episode #200 “Who Do You Love…A Valentine From Me To You. [Four-Year Anniversary]” on bzoo.org (11 PM PST)

State Controlled Radio Episode #191
November 29-30, 2009
Words & Music by Randy Newman

State Controlled Radio Episode #192
December 6-7, 2009
Tom Petty Is Alive & Well • Part One

State Controlled Radio Episode #193
December 13-14, 2009
Tom Petty Is Alive & Well • Part Two [3 hour Hamilton’s Tavern 2nd Saturday]

State Controlled Radio Bootleg Edition #1
Hamilton’s Holiday On Ice
December 8, 2007