Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world
Grace Paley

Year Of The Fire Rooster

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Nothing to be that afraid of. We've been through this before. Even when they think that they've gotten smarter, they haven't. They've just gotten nastier and more terrified of folks like us. We have what we need even against their buddies the Russians and the feeble minded. The rich never win except with money.
I wish they'd stop calling themselves populist. That's as big an insult as calling them human beings.
Happy New Year to us.

Merry Christmas Will Do

"Merry Christmas" by Poppy
Best of the Holidays and looking forward to a hopeful New Year.

Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other
John Steinbeck

Merry Christmas!
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This years podcast for Christmas: Well, it's big. Took a while to prune down to this size; nearly two and a half hours! And I think it's pretty fine.
Lydecker Santa and Boy I let it get big because it's been a cruddy year and we may be facing the end of the country. I mean, Donald Trump is the worst president since Nixon. Trump is going in declaring he's a racist bigot crook and claims it doesn't matter. We knew what he was when you elected him. Elected him with all the crime and corruption and hatred you knew he'd bring.
Yeah, the year was a mess so it's all the reason to celebrate because it may be the last time. There'll be times coming when the celebration means more but the last time we can rejoice in freedom is always memorable.
Too many of my friends died this year. All tragically because all dyings are tragic. More reason to wonder why I'm still hanging around. I dropped a 150 pound hunk of steel on my head this fall. It didn't kill me. Then O tried to face plant myself while driving my shoulder into a brick wall. It hurt but I wiped the blood out of my eyes and finished walking the dogs. I'm still here. Maybe as punishment? I doubt that. I can still sing.
We had some fun this year, at least in this house. Had three foster dogs, two of them are in a better place already. One, Big Samson the Gentle is going to be ready for a forever home sooner than we'd think. He's really a loving kind.
We moved. It was hell and torturously expensive. Still deep in debt over it.
It's one of the small reasons this might be the last Christmas PodCast. BlueHost, who I've been pretty happy Getting The Tree
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with have announced a jacked up rate increase, about 70%! I don't think I can afford that. I've made a point of ignoring all entreaties to monetize the site. Sometimes that gets me taken advantage of. It's a small thing and doesn't mean much. The site will vanish is all. But maybe I can find a cheaper acceptable alternative. I'll look.
The site has had over two million unique visitors just to the main page, about seven million other people just looking for some music or to look at the pictures. I think that's fine and gratifying. The pictures are worth seeing and the music worth hearing. HEY! Check out Material Issues great Christmas track "Merry Christmas Will Do" And Chris Von Sneidern's track Holiday Special "Santa Claus," for me they're the new Christmas Anthems. But all the tracks are memorable, Remember, I still think the best Christmas music is in a bar with a live combo on Christmas Eve. So that's saying something. I think. I will always enjoy how spell correct tried to change Vibeke Saugestad into Vitamin Suggested. The podcast has already had about four thousand downloads and that's just from the way I slop things around with all my non-announcements.
I do think you'll like the music and I think it will make your spirits gladder and take you away from this place and to the place where dreams seem like yesterdays and hopes happen every tomorrow. It's Christmas time and that means something. It's the time you can believe Old Man Potter got arrested for stealing Uncle Billy's money. A time when kindness is repaid with love and mercy. It's that time when WWI troops stopped killing each other and sang carols to themselves and to their enemies and didn't start shooting each other until December 26th. It's a time when people are bigger than nations and we can take a minute and see the other person hiding there too afraid to speak. It's Christmas.
As long as you can reach out and find a hand or a fuzzy head to hold and pet nothing is as bad as we think and all we are doing is what we need to do. And we believe that somewhere we are all trying to do the right thing.
Merry Christmas. Happy Chanukah. Feliz Navidad. To a brighter New Year.

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Aloha Christmas - Dukes Of Surf
Ski Party - Wondermints
Are You Ready For Christmas - BBBs
Merry Christmas Will Do - Material Issue
Even Santa Gets The Blues - Eugene Ruffolo
It's Xmas (And Everyone Is Miserable) - Dirty Sidewalks
Help Me Forget - Solicitors
A Christmas Carol (For The Losers In Love) - Vibeke Saugestad
Christmas Eve Can Kill You - Everly Brothers
Christmas At Ground Zero - Weird Al Yankovic
A Surfer's Christmas List - Surfaris
I Want An Alien For Christmas - Fountains Of Wayne
I Want Elvis For Christmas - Holly Twins (with Eddie Cochran)
(I Want) A Beatle For Christmas - Patty Surbey And The Canadian V.I.P.s
Santa Got Lost In Texas - Little Joe (Michael Landon)
Santa Got A DWI - Sherman Linton
Christmas For Cowboys - Jars of Clay
Come All Ye Faithful Surfer Girls - Chevelles
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - Tommy Roe
Jingle Bell Laugh - St. Nicklas
Jingle Bells Slide - Jack Scott
Hey There, St. Nicholas! (Plain White T's vs Smokey Robinson) - Voicedude
Little Drummer Boy - Miracle Legion
Santa's Got an Airplane (Version 2) - Beach Boys
Santa Claus - Chris Von Sneidern
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Ronnie Spector And Darlene Love
Under The Christmas Tree - Swingin' Neckbreakers
2000 Miles - Grip Weeds
Christmas Must Be Tonight - The Band
Merry Twist-Mas - Marcels
Come On Christmas - Barely Pink
It's Always Christmas At My House - Huntingtons
Let It Snow - Me, You And Her
Look Around You (It's Christmas Time) - Bobby Goldsboro
4th Of July / Christmas Rag - Peter Case
A Round About Christmas - Kingston Trio
Shchedryk (Ukranian Bell Carol) - Pink Martini
Jingle Jangle Christmas - Vibeke Saugestad
Christmas Would Not Be Christmas - Carpet Frogs
X-Mas - Epicycle
Everyday Is Christmas - SWAG
The Dawn Of Correction - Spokesmen
Twas The Night Before Xmas - Huey Piano Smith
White Christmas - Platters
The Bells Of St. Mary - Bob B Soxx And The Blue Jeans
Amazing Grace - Jeff Beck
Gloria in Excelsis Deo - London Symphony Orchestra
New Year's Revolution (demo) - Graham Parker
The Christmas Song (Unreleased Alternate Take) - Nat King Cole
Silent Night - Everly Brothers And The Boys Town Choir
O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) - Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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Lies written in ink cannot disguise facts written in blood
Lu Xun

Indian Rug
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Maybe I'm wrong but I think we all need a break from Donald Trump and autocracy and the hell we've visited upon ourselves.
Time to go home and see the family, especially those of us who've had our families torn away from us for the simple Thanksgiving crime of getting old. Cause the world sucks right now. The politicians who are foolish enough to call themselves our government are thinking about nothing more than getting rich. They keep forgetting us. They forget Matewan, Hoffa, Gutherie, Steinbeck and the right hand of the God which isn't them but is us, the people who live and work and die. Who really don't want to get rich, who don't worry about position, who just want to see some reasons to smile.
Yeah they forget about us and what history has shown we will always do when with all their greed and their scheming and brilliant plans and their art of selfishness.
So I hope you get to be with your family whatever, whoever they might be and how many of them might be left. I hope you get to drive cause flying is sure a pain now, a terrible pain. Easiest way to control us is making it miserable to travel. It's all right, they've never been able to close off our blue highways.
They'll rely on the stolen freedoms to keep us occupied while they use their positions to steal and exploit. As usual they'll forget that we're here.

This podcast is made for DAP's, for earbuds. If you can play it in your car that's groovy, maybe even better. It will get you home and get you through rants from your uncle and Mom's disapproving glances. It will get you home and then back. I promise.
Happy Thanksgiving.

I'm working on the Christmas Podcast!?!? Rah. It ought to be pretty good and some fun!

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The Times They Are A-Changin' - Flogging Molly
The Impression That I Get - Mighty Mighty BossTones
God Only Knows - Nylons
Nancy Jean - Richard Barone
It's A Hard Life - Roger Daltrey
Hallelujah! - Clique
Spam Song. - Monty Python
I Should Have Known Better - Sand Rubies
My Wife Thinks You're Dead - Junior Brown
How Fine Can One Guy Be - Jelly Beans
I'm Gonna Steal Your Girlfriend - Teen Machine
Southern Love - Montesas
Gigantor - Dickies
Afterglow (acoustic) - Quiet Riot
Carol - Marauders
Malaguena - Ritchie Valens
Farmhouse - Phish
I Need Your Love - Boyfriends
Mercury Blues - David Lindley
Shut Down - Ramouns
Help You Dream - Blasters
C'Mon Everybody (alt) - Eddie Cochran
Dearest - Buddy Holly
Shanty Tramp - Betty Dickerson
Horn Of Plenty - Ribeye Brothers
Since I Lost Your Lovin' - Lori Burton
Stop Your Sobbing (stereo) - Kinks
I Still Want You - Paul Collins' Beat
Dark Side (live) - Shadows Of Knight
I Need You - Lolas
Juvenile Delinquent - Rubinoos
Lover Boy - Robert Gordon
Die Everyday - Martinets
Any Time At All - Magic Christian
In Time - Tearaways
Diane - Therapy?
Gee - Beach Boys
I'm A Believer - Rocking JoJo and His Red Hot Angels
Shake Your Tail Feather - Five Du-Tones

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When it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me
Sean O'Casey

Revrend B Smoke by HR Giger
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It's Halloween, the gateway to the holiday season. So of course it means terror and laffs.
In LA it was the time for all the drag queens to come out full on. And the crowds and the infinite terror of Hell Night.
Never see kids trick or treating anymore.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre This Halloween podcast starting out looking pretty bleak. No one has done much of a Halloween release in the past few years, at least none that I've been able to find. But in picking through the dregs of the season I think it turned out pretty well. Nothing as awesome as Gene Simmons "Haunted House" or the Boss Martins "Have You ever Seen?" but pretty good stuff nonetheless.
Ah, as for personal stuff. We fostered a very abused young man. He got adopted in one day! I mean after a month of rehab and getting to love him, he got adopted for a $250.00 adoption fee!! Anyone willing to pay $250 for a 1 and 1/2 year old mixed breed pup with torn up ears and as much scar tissue as skin has to be looking into that pups eyes and seeing the wonderfulness that he is. Good job to the wife on rescuing him and helping to save him. (He did most of the work himself, given a chance, with the sweet gentleness that makes up most of him.)
No one around here cares much but I'm pretty impressed with myself. After going through all that nuclear medicine and sonograms and stuff it seems that all those past years of surf and football paid off. It's not supposed to but my hear has gotten better! My heart is, right now, as good as anyone else's.
I still plan to live forever.
Go Trojans. Go me.
And if I can figure out the logistics and money I plan to coach as a volunteer at the reservation school in the area.

Rabian The Fiendage Idol - Bobby Boris Pickett
Jack The Ripper - Galaxy Trio
Psycho - Bobby Hendricks
Graveyard Hop (Studio Rehearsal) - Love
Already Dead - Electric Frankenstein
Werewolf - Gary Warren
The Gila Monster - Joe Johnson
Rockin' Zombie - Crewnecks
Leopard Man - Joe Wallace
Screamin' Ball - Duponts
The Gypsy - James Hunter Six
Stalkin' - Duane Eddy
Devil's Carnival - Davie Allan And The Arrows
Graveyard Rock - Tarantula Ghoul And Her Gravediggers
Roadside Cross - Cobrajets
A Fistful of Terror - Bomboras
Twistin' In The Jungle - Buddy Bow
Go Go The Cannibal - Ronnie Self
Sinister Purpose - Southern Culture On The Skids
Ghost Satellite - Bob And Jerry
The Monster Hop - Bert Convy
Til the Following Night - Screaming Lord Sutch
Livin' In The Fridge - Weird Al Yankovic
You Came From Outer Space - Kirby Stone Four
Martian Hop - Ran Dells
Popeye (The Gravedigger) - John Zacherley
Be True To Your Ghoul - Ghouls
Spooky Girl - Ghastly Ones
Happy Halloween - Fuzztones
Rockin' In The Graveyard - Roy Loney
Haunted Hipster - Fleshtones
The Spooky Surfer - Sidewinders
Hearse With a Curse - Mr Gasser And The Weirdos
Undying Love - Stems
I Was A Teenage Monster - Keytones
In The Hall Of The Mountain King - Coffin Daggers
Son Of Frankenstein - Boris Karloff
Little Death Coupe - Surf Trio
Boogie Man Bash - Six Feet Under
Munsters/Hawaii Five-O - Spy-Fi
Haunted House - Teenage Bottlerocket
It - Regal-Aires
Peace In The Valley - Eddie Spaghetti

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Molotov Cocktease
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Its been a long hard time so far. Too much of it has been about doctors, my doctors and yours. Making the move I have to meet a whole corps of new doctors. The usual suspects.
I realize I now have decades of experience dealing with the medical industry, sort of annoyed it never appears on job applications nor can I figure out how to put it in my CV.
So it really bugs me when friends get ill or come close to some other catastrophe. Then all my experience suddenly gets pretty worthless. It comes down to the hackneyed phrases, "Yeah, I had that"; "They gave me that pill". Stuff that offers real consolation but what else can you say?
The only thing going through my head and heart is, "Hey! Don't die. Don't. Because as much as you might be suffering that doesn't feel like as much as I'll suffer if you die. So, don't die.""
So I put together a mess of songs about doctors. That's it. Too numb thinking about this and wondering if having radioactive blood gives me any special powers. I've been pointing my finger at things and making sound effects with my mouth but nothing's happened. Nothing blew up, or grew to giant size or even levitated. I feel gypped.

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Feelin' So Good (S.K.O.O.B.Y. D.O.O.) - Sunshine On Mars
D'Ya Feel Lucky - Happiness Dragon
Doctor Doctor - Who
Witch Doctor - David Seville
I Don't Need No Doctor - Sonics
Witchdoctor - Sidewinders
Doctor Rhythm - Dave Clark Five
No Expectations - Soulsavers
Doctor Doctor - Shimmys
Doctor Boogie (Live) - Flamin' Groovies
Doctor My Eyes - Jackson Browne
Oh, Doctor - Phil Alvin
On & Off - Wellingtons
Good Lovin' - Rascals
Woman Love (take 12) - Gene Vincent
Slow Death - Roy Loney
Help Me Rhonda - Ramouns
Dr. Apache - Lolas
A Beginning From An End - Jan & Dean
Dr. Goldfoot & The Bikini Machine - Beas
Dr. Kitch - Bosshoss
Dr. Love - Tom Jones
Dr. Stone - Leaves
Dr. Gullotine - Coffin Daggers
Turn Your Back - Billy Talent
Goodbye Eddie Goodbye - Juicy Fruits
Rock Therapy - Johnny Burnette Trio
Dr. Feelgood - Lords
Every Moment - Chevelles
Poison Ivy - Vulcanes
Rock' N' Roll Suicide - Tony Hadley
Feelin' So Good (S.K.O.O.B.Y. D.O.O.) - Lolas
Spirit In The Sky - Doctor & The Medics
The Hallelujah Chorus - Roches

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We're moving along

Natural Man by Evegeny
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We're moving. New Mexico. Still east of I-5.
Still managed to get the last podcast in, the summer and surf-y one. Everyone wants music to drive to the beach on July BIKINI CARWASH.jpg 4th, the official start of summer. Of course, the surfers never really left the beach so this podcast is for sitting in your car and looking at all the people cluttering up your beach, and for consoling yourself that there aren't any good waves out there anyway.
I'm just up here having heart attacks, signing papers I have to struggle to understand and trusting in Huey that the papers mean what I think they do. Then have to fuss about and worry my wife being happy there and how the five dogs are going to function and survive in an alien world. The sun blasted high desert vs the oppressive heat and humidity of the American south. No contest, in my mind, but that's only in my mind.
So we're moving to New Mexico, home of Billy the Kid and the Atom Bomb, land of white sands and Buddy Holly.
I don't know what that legacy has to do with being happy today. I'd take small town happy: A little job, keeping the house in repair, eating comfortable food and laughing. I like laughing and think it's worth quite a bit. There's not much laughter left in a Donald Trump world.
SO this is supposed to be about the music, about a bunch of songs to drive to the beach or to drive from the south to the south west.
Here they are.

Aloha Oe - Blue Wahini Serenaders
Good Morning, Good Morning - Lolas
Summer's Here - Rob Smith
Summer's Here - Shades
Midnight At Pinks - Hal Blaine
We'll Be Back In A Minute (Take 12) - Monkees
Summertime Radio - Surfin' Lungs
Pipeline - Dick Dale
RPM - Sonic Surf City
Summerscool - Montana
Surfin' Kansas City - Lawrence Lange
Twist And Shout - Eliminators
The La La La Song - Astronauts
Girl All The Bad Guys Want - Bowling For Soup
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Susan And The SurfTones
Aloha Steve And Danno - Radio Birdman
Hot Rod USA - Rip Chords
Summertime Blues - Alan Jackson
Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Loney
For A Few Dollars More - Los Plantronics
Tribute To The Beach Boys - Tokens
Attention! Accident (Sur L'autoroute De L'ouest) - Les Gams
Little Honda (alt) - Beach Boys
Drums A Go-Go (Edit) - Hollywood Persuaders
SS 396 - Paul Revere And The Raiders
My Love Ain't Free - Boss Martians
Be With Me - Yum Yums
Let's Go To The Beach - Slow Slushy Boys
Surfin' USA - Chris White
Let Her Dance - Surf Trio
Banzai Washout - Bitch Boys
Look Whose Laughing Now - Bruce And Terry
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - Jan And Dean
On A Summer Night - Crash Kelly
Summer's Almost Gone - Doors
The Last Time - Mr Encrypto
End Of The Summer - Lolas
Time Will Tell - Flash Cadillac And The Continental Kids
Chicago 60616 - Kenny And The Kasuals
I Don't Want To Say Goodbye - Scheme

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