12/17/14 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

December 17th, 2014

A new tradition returns for a second year…

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Emotional – I Wanna Be Your Dradle – Gnartivity Scene – Happy Hanukkah!
The Fun Sluts – A Holiday For The Jews – Fun Sluts Christmas
Abraham – Dreidel Rap ’89 – Cassette
Amanda Duncan – Light Those Candles Bright – .mp3
Meshugga Beach Party – Shalom Alechem – Twenty Songs Of The Chosen Surfer
Black Tape For A Blue Girl – Chanukkah, Oh Chanukkah – Excelsis Vol. 1: A Dark Noel – [C]
Mothguts – Hava Negila / Dradle – Xmas
The Memories – Have A Merry Christmas (And A Happy Hanukkah Too) – Burger Records Holiday Mix – [C]

Angry Snowmans – Hanukkah – S/T – An Adolescents song, revamped.
Dubb Nubb – Hanukkah At Home – A Very Bert Dax Christmas, Volume Nine – [C]
DJ Flack – O Chanukah Dubstep Bassline Remix – Menorah Mashups – [C]
Chasia Segal – Latke Cooking Demonstation – A Taste Of Chanukah – [C]
Willie Bernstein – Dreidel Song – .mp3
H83R & Kent Rockafeller – Ma’oz Tzur – Intelligent Christmas Music – [C]
Jingle Punx – Chanukah – It’s What I’ve Got In My Sack

The Goblins – Ha-Ha-Hannukah – The My Pal God Holiday Record – [C]
Electric Menorah – O Chanuqa Bush – Chanucore
DJ Flack – Dreidl-Bells – Menorah Mashups – [C]
Sufjan Stevens – Maoz Tzur – Silver & Gold
The Bitter Tears – Hanukkah – .mp3
Herman Dune – Hannukah In Florida – .mp3
Calamity Jane – Hannakuh Song – It’s Finally Christmas – [C]
The Mountain Goats – Give Your Mom Some Pie For Hanukkah – Ha-Ha-Hanukkah – [C]

The Manischefits – Hanukkah – .mp3 – In the style of The Misfits’ “Halloween.”
Beck – Little Drum Machine Boy – Just Say Noel – [C]
Woodie Guthrie – Hanukkah Dance – Hard Travelin’
LeeVees – How Do You Spell Channukkahh? – Hanukkah Rocks
Patients – Dreidle Dreidle Dreidle – Light Bulb Issue 3 Christmas Cassette 1977 – [C]
N E One – Happy Hannukah – .mp3 – Indebted to Wesley Willis.
Gumdrop Alley – It’s All Hanukkah From Here On In – I Made It Out Of Clay – [C]

Franklin – Hannukah, Oh Chanukkah – Gift Wrapped, Vol II: Snowed In – [C]
Hip Hop Hoodios – Ocho Kandelikas – Celebrate Hip Hop
Tom Lehrer – Hannukah In Santa Monica – The Remains of Tom Lehrer
The Feud – Hannukah – Cdr
Phranc – Hannukah Snowman – Kill Rock Stars Winter Holiday Record – [C]
Fountains Of Wayne – Chanukah Under The Stars – Out-Of-State Plates
Grape Soda – Rock Of Ages – Kindercore Presents: Xmas IV…and Hanukkah! – [C]
Pudie Tadow – Get Your Dreidel On – Swallow My Eggnog – [C]
Yidcore – Maoz Tzur / The Dreidel Song – The Great Chicken Soup Caper

Gods Of Fire – Hanukkah Gone Metal – Hanukkah Gone Metal
Ella Jenkins – Harmonica For Hanukkah – Holiday Times – [C]
Blammos – Chanukah With A C – It’s Christmas Everywhere (Except In My Heart)
Gypsyphonic Disko – Gypsyphonic Dreidel Song (featuring Katey Red) – .mp3
Ray Brenner & Barry E. Blitzer – Shut Up, Irving – Have A Jewish Christmas?
Lothars – Jingle Bells, Dreidel Song – .mp3
Eric Metronome – Hanukkah Girl – I Made It Out Of Clay – [C]
Hxlly’s Wxrld – Explanation Of What Chanukah Is – TRASHFUCK Chanukomp 2012 – [C]
Huffamoose – Hannukah & Christmas Hand In Hand – 12 Days Of Christmas 2009

Velouria – ‘Til Next Hanukkah – Santa’s Got A GTO! – Rodney On The ROQ’s Fav X-Mas Songs – [C]

Interview: Tom Scharpling.

December 3rd, 2014

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The entirety of my 12.3.14 radio show (save a Game Theory song and a Real Numbers tune) was a conversation with Tom Scharpling of The Best Show. It streams above.

I forgot to take a picture while Tom visited WPRB so the above December 2010 shot will have to do!

25-Hour Holiday Radio Show on WPRB!

December 1st, 2014

Hello December!

I wanted to give several weeks’ warning that I will be celebrating the 26th annual edition of my 25-Hour Holiday Radio Show on 103.3 fm WPRB / wprb.com starting this Christmas Eve at 5:00 pm ET until Christmas day at 6:00 pm ET.

If you would like to submit music for airplay or make some requests, by all means get in touch.

Please also read the the public call for Christmas stories I posted a few weeks ago.

You can RSVP for the show on Facebook.

The studio webcam and live listener chat will go live here come the afternoon of December 24th.


Happy Holidays (eventually)!

Jon Solomon

11/26/14 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

November 26th, 2014

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Oozing Wound – False Peak (Earth Suck) – Earth Suck – [N]
Mike Nichols & Elaine May – Disc Jockey – An Evening With Mike Nichols & Elaine May – RIP Mike Nichols.
Don Muro – High Voltage Love – Souffrances Et Extases Du Jeune Amour – Lost 1969-1974 love songs. – [N]
Lame Drivers – Sharks & Minnows – Cruisin’ Classics
Verity Susman – The Second Dream / Haxan (live soundtrack excerpt) – .mp3 – She of Electrelane.
Dark Blue – Here On My Street – Pure Reality – [N]
Gray Matter – Take It Back – Take It Back

The Sueves – Floss – Town Zone
Lazy Salon – Eighty Fived – LZY SLN 001 – Local.
Hard Left – Yesterday’s Hero – Skinheads Home For Christmas – John Paul Young/Bay City Rollers.
Zombi – Slow Oscillations (Dalek / Icon A Class Remix) – Slow Oscillations – Remixes
Bone & Bell – I Am A Lion, A Lightning Bolt – Mourning Brune
Francois Tusques with Barney Wilen – Dialogue I – Le Nouveau Jazz
Chino – Prehistoric – Best Of Firsts

Pink Avalanche – Trapped In Amber – The Luminous Heart Of Nowhere
John Wesley Coleman III – Hanging With The Band – The Love That You Own – [N]
Atoms & Void – This Departing Landscape – And Nothing Else – Ex-Juno.
Helms Alee – Pleasure Center – Sleepwalking Sailors – [N]
Dark Backward – Reject Yourself – Phrase & Fable – 100 Flowers cover.
Fugazi – Turn Off Your Guns – First Demo – Previously unreleased!
Narcoleptic Youth – Falling Out – One Nation Under Nothing – D.I. cover.

Gold-Bears – From Tallahassee To Gainsville – Dalliance
KSMB – Sex Noll Tv – Rika Barn Leka Bast – As heard in “We Are The Best!”
Autopilot – Flash Flood – .mp3 – Seam cover.
Z.S.K.A. – La Suerte Nr 3 – Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik: German Home Recording Tape Music Of The 1980s – [C]
Lettuce Prey – Space Is A Beautiful Place – Mortals Hunters Marvels Hunted
Luvplastik – May Be Sci-Fi – AWEH x The World Underground: East Asia Compilation – [C]
Disappears – Another Thought – Irreal – Forthcoming.

Susperians – Vulture – S/T – [N]

Interview: Eleventh Dream Day.

November 12th, 2014

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This is a February 1990 interview with Baird Figi and Rick Rizzo from Eleventh Dream Day conducted on WPRB by “Cousin Dave.” Digitized and re-worked by Jon Solomon.

Songs heard: “Between Here & There,” “Love To Hate To Love” & “Teenage Pin Queen.”

All three tracks come off the album “Beet,” released 25 years ago this week.

Station ID tacked on at the end for good measure.

Supplemental Reading.

November 12th, 2014

Been ages since I did one of these! Here are this week’s links/videos/items of interest based on topics discussed during tonight’s radio show.

RIP Black Tusk’s Jonathan Athon.

Free downloads galore including the incredible second These Estates album, a collection of Advance Base covers, the first song Lagartha has released, new music by Loose Tooth, a 2010 It’s A King Thing full-length, Tara Jane O’Neil with a lengthy improvisation, China’s Stolen and the prolific Olekranon.

11/12/14 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

November 12th, 2014

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

These Estates – Stolen Blues – Triumph, Reign
Exhaustion – Silver Fog – Biker – Australian.
Advance Base – Lodi – Plastic Owen Band – CCR cover.
Lagartha – Rats For Anne – .mp3
Loose Tooth – Lizzy – What It Is
Bedhead – The Present – Transaction de Novo
Artificial Artifacts – Gillian’s Island – .mp3

The Grifters – Wreck – So Happy Together
Icky Boyfriends – Resurrection Ale – Live In San Francisco – [N]
It’s A King Thing – Old Hobbies – Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo
Ex Hex – Song – Rips – [N]
Big Buildings – Submarine – Water Everywhere
Thurston Moore – Germs Burn – The Best Day – [N]
Cobra Verde – Whores – Easy Listening

Eleventh Dream Day – Interview at WPRB – Recorded February, 1990.

Ausmuteants – Boiling Point – Order Of Operation
Grouper – Lighthouse – Ruins
Twerps – Always Waiting – 7″
Tara Jane O’Neil – Full Bull Moon – Full Bull Moon
Stolen – Corridor 17 – Demos – From China.
Love Of Diagrams – Eyes – 5 Years Of Bedroom Suck Records – [C]
Black Tusk – Embrace The Madness – Taste The Sin – RIP Jonathan Athon.

The Monsieurs – Wolves – S/T – [N]
Lewis & Clarke – Pompeii’s Dream – Triumvirate
Olekranon – Periview – Aphelion – [N]
No Other – Option C – 45

The public call for 2014 Christmas Stories!

November 3rd, 2014

Each of the last three years I have asked a number of friends, musicians, comedians and others that I admired to record their definition of an original “Christmas story” to be interspersed throughout my 25-Hour Holiday Radio Show on 103.3 fm WPRB.

Come December 24, 2014 – the 26th annual edition of this marathon program will begin.

In 2011-2013, Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), Glenn Mercer (The Feelies), Tom Scharpling (“The Best Show on WFMU”), director Lance Bangs, Screaming Females, Chris Brokaw, Jennifer O’Connor, Peter Prescott (Mission of Burma/Volcano Suns/Minibeast), Rick Rizzo (Eleventh Dream Day), David Hill (“Snap Judgement”, “This American Life”), Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), Jon Daly (“Kroll Show”, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”), Nick Thorburn (Islands), Doug Gillard, Rebecca Clay Cole (Wild Flag), Bill Goffrier (The Embarrassment/Big Dipper), Joel R.L. Phelps (Silkworm/The Downer Trio), Seth Herzog (“The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”), Boston Red Sox organist Josh Kantor, actor Ethan Sandler (“Crossing Jordan”) and many other remarkable folks have recorded pieces for the marathon.

2013’s recordings can be heard here. 2012 stories can be streamed here and 2011 contributions reside here.

The time has come to build on this success with ample advance warning!

I’m not only going to be reaching out to more folks personally to join the ranks with works for the marathon’s 2014 installment but I also wanted to extend the offer TO YOU.

Record something between now and December 20th and there’s a solid chance it will make it into the show. It can be a reading of a favorite Xmas story, a cover of a holiday song you love or an original piece. I leave that in your hands.

Listen to some of the past works as inspiration if you’ve been stumped when I’ve called on you in prior years.

It would be great if these contributions did not exceed seven minutes but if you run long…I am likely going to allow it.

I’d love to get so many recordings that I can again debut one of these an hour throughout the marathon.

Submissions can be sent to this email address.

Please spread the word and have a happy holiday season once that whole deal begins in ernest. This feels weird to say with a Halloween pumpkin still on my front porch, but the sentiment is real.


Jon Solomon
103.3 fm WPRB

Live performance #235 – Amanda X.

October 29th, 2014

Engineered 10/28/14.

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Amanda X web site

Paranoia/Nothing Wild/Things Fall Apart/Parsnip/Out Of Her Space/Juniper/Guatemala

10/29/14 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

October 29th, 2014

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

The Cats – New Beneficiaries/Philadelphia Belongs To Me – Relax On Everyone – Local. – [N]
Trouble Funk – Let’s Get Small – Go Go Crankin’ – [C]
Mark McGuire – The Instinct – Along The Way – [N]
Eleventh Dream Day – Bearish On High – Ursa Major
Fugazi – Merchandise – First Demo – Forthcoming!
Devendra Banhart – Losing My Taste For The Night Life – Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell – Two discs of covers, most of which are total bummers. – [N] – [C]
Bullet Lavolta – Off Kilter – The Gift

Saint Vitus – Burial At Sea – S/T
The Mountain Goats – Original Air-Blue Gown – Full Force Galesburg – As covered on the new album by The Gary.
Eric B. & Rakim – Follow The Leader (dub) – 45
Ghostt Bllonde – Dissonace – Split 45 with Pilgrims – [N]
The Sadies – Another Day Again – Darker Circles
Scott Walker & Sunn O))) – Bull – Soused – [N]
The Dicks – Hate The Police – 45 – Out-take.

Amanda X – 23:07 – Live on WPRB – http://amandax.bandcamp.com

Knights Templar – I Really Don’t Care – Perpetual Gutter
Jane Weaver – Argent – The Silver Globe
Slug Guts – Dealin In The Dark – 5 Years Of Bedroom Suck Records – [C]
Early Clover & The Georgia Soul Drifters – Think It Over – 45
Thurston Moore – The Best Day – The Best Day – Guitars sound like Jonathan Kane!
Chris Weisman – I Took It Off A Record – LAMC #14 – Split single with Speedy Ortiz.
Wartgore Hellsnicker – Karl vs. Groucho – Five Long Years – [C]

Dead Trend – Avoidance – False Positive – [N]
These Estates – Consider It All – Triumph, Reign
Jennifer O’Connor – When I Grow Up – .mp3
White Fence – Nero (Has A Lot To Think About) – LAMC #12
The Pawners’ Society – Old Enough – .mp3
Human Adult Band – Monster Mash – Lo-Fi Haunts – HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
The Aislers Set – Been Hiding – The Last Match

Wounded Lion – Relaxation Is My Specialty – IVXLCDM
Aaron Dilloway & Kevin Drumm – KD (excerpt) – I Drink Your Skin