Let’s help WPRB endure as a strong, interesting, curious place at the forefront of the airwaves with a tremendous Membership Drive!
If you’ve given in years past, I am sure I can count on you again.
I’d especially love to hear from those of you who haven’t pledged previously and get you to join the WPRB family for the first time.
Last year I hit my goal of 100 pledges in three hours. It was AMAZING.
If we work together, that benchmark can be EXCEEDED in 2015.
Old DJs! Friends! Long-time listeners! Current DJs! Folks who just discovered all WPRB has to offer! Family! People who only tune in on Christmas! Those who have never pledged before! Punks! Mods! Rockers!
I need to hear from ALL of you!
This year’s show will be especially fast-paced, mixing 45s from deep in WPRB’s library with selections pulled from Ice Station Solomon.
I’ve dragged Julia Factorial out of retirement to co-host and an all-star collection of WPRB DJs will be manning the phones to take your pledges.
I’ll have ridiculous prize packages to give away each hour for those who contribute $45 or more. You’ll get solid odds to walk away with a box of records from the likes of Merge, Sub Pop, Slumberland, Matador, Goner, Pink Flag, Relapse, Slovenly, Chunklet, Kill Rock Stars and other labels you hear frequently on the station during my show, not to mention a pair of tickets to see Tortoise in Philadelphia *and* a pair of tickets to see Scharpling + Wurster in Philadelphia (plus a signed poster) as part of an amazing grand prize package.
That’s on top of the incredible WPRB-branded stickers, shirts, lunch boxes, high quality bags and other “thank you” gifts available starting at a $15 donation level.
ALL PLEDGES ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Thank you in advance for your support of WPRB’s unique freeform programming during this year’s drive. You can pledge on-line here or by calling 609-258-1033.
Pledging during my show sends a strong message that my program matters to you, but pledging at some point during the drive is really the most important thing.
Let’s do this!
103.3 fm WPRB
Ps. When you give, please use the hashtags #WPRB2015 and #JS100 on-line so I can properly thank you by screen name and on-line alias!
Practice Wife – Severance Package – Routine Enthusiasm
Kurt Vile – Wild Imagination – B’lieve I’m Goin Down – [N]
Tortoise – Gesceap – The Catastrophist – Out January 2016!
Joel R.L. Phelps – Spokane Motel Blues – 45 – Tom T. Hall cover.
Ethiocolor – Ayana Woga – S/T – [N]
No Age – Sex Beat – 333: The Half Mark Of The Beast – Gun Club song. – [C]
Marginal Man – Marginal Man – Identity
Protomartyr – I Forgive You – The Agent Intellect
Jane Weaver – Argent (Europium Illuminate Edit) – I Need A Connection
Run The Jewels – Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite) – 2015 Adult Swim Singles Program
Yonatan Gat + Gal Lazar – 0 – Physical Copy
Boytronic – Trigger Track – Bryllyant EP – 1984.
Mike Pace + The Child Actors – The Flood – .mp3
Nonagon – Home (Recording) Of The Brave – PRF Monthly Tribute Series – Naked Raygun cover.
Xetas – The Redeemer – The Redeemer
Destroyer – Dream Lover (Radio Edit) – Poison Season
San Andreas Fault – Blowne Leafe – 45
Amy Bezunartea – Call On Me – New Villain – [N]
Eleventh Dream Day – Interstate – Stalled Parade
U.S. Girls – Sororal Feelings – Half Free – [N]
Government Issue – Strange Wine – Strange Wine E.P.
Pere Ubu – Final Solution – Elitism For The People 1975-1978
Mecanica Popular – Galilea: Centro De Datos – ?Que Sucede Con El Tiempo? – 1984.
Ex Hex – All Kindsa Girls – .mp3 – The Real Kids cover.
M.C.A.D.E. – Transformer – 12″
Frog – Photograph (Single Version) – Photograph
Severed Heads – Lamborghini – Lamborghini/Petrol EP – 1981.
The Lookouts – That Girl’s From Outer Space – Spy Rock Road – Complete discography compiled. – [N]
Positive No – #Div/0! – Glossa – Live on this show in two weeks! – [N]
The Tunes – My Time – Plastic Dance Volume One – [C]
Heart Land – Deep End (With Another Root) – Union Pacific Vol. 1 – [N]
Let’s Wrestle – Bad Mammaries – Nursing Home
Rose Windows – Native Dreams – The Silver Ticket – [C]
Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love – More than Ever – Dandelion Radio Session – Bedhead cover.
Joy Division – These Days – 45
Creepoid – Calamine – Cemetery Highrise Slum – [N]
Wooden Waves – Dong Of Time – Wilder Dreams
Snooty Garbagemen – My Keys – S/T – [N]
Stiff Little Fingers – At The Edge – 45
Eel Bros – Hanging On The Telephone – 333: The Half Mark Of The Beast – Nerves cover. – [C]
The Early Stages – 1992 – 7″
Eleventh Dream Day – Two Smart Cookies – Eighth
Lee Fields – Two Timer – .mp3 – Little Carl Carlton song.
Gary Numan – We Are Glass – 45
Wild Rice – Never Wonder – Sourlands – Local! – [N]
Wand – Lower Order – 1000 Days
Liquid G. – Selfdestruction – Liquidation – Belgian cassette collection.
Jared Leibowich – Another New Day – Welcome Late Bloomers – He of The Zoltars.
OST – Killing Car – Plastic Dance Volume One – [C]
The Stammer – Kids – Days Inbetween – Local!
HeCTA – Prettyghetto – The Diet
VIDEO – The Entertainers – The Entertainers
Universe People – For Tonight Only – Go To The Sun
Shoc Corridor – Khartoum – Experiments In Incest – 1983.
The Rutabega – Entrapment – PRF Monthly Tribute Series – Naked Raygun cover.
Mikronesia – Philadelphia Papal Visit Sound Collage – .mp3
N-Tyce – Black To The Point (Vocal) – 12″
The Silence Kit – Everything You Feel Good About – .mp3
The Jam – Going Underground – 45
Steve Treatment – Hooked On A Trend – 25 “A” Sides – RIP.
Tijuana Panthers – Monitor – Poster – [N]
The Clean – Point That Thing Somewhere Else – Anthology
Alan Watts – Metamatic Ritual – This Is It – 1962. – [N]
Fela Kuti – Who’re You – Shakara/London Scene – [R]
The Blind Shake – Garbage On Glue – Live In San Francisco – [N]
With three months to go until this year’s marathon, here’s the first half of the Christmas Stories recorded exclusively for the 2014 edition of my 25-Hour Holiday Radio Show on 103.3 fm WPRB.
I’ve posted them in the order they originally aired during the program.
Part two will appear in October.
Please click on the links provided and support these musicians, artists and talented individuals who were so kind to tape remarkable original pieces for the show. Follow them on Twitter! Like them on Facebook! Buy their records and books! Support their events!
May these works inspire you to record something for this December.
Mike Pace – “Christmas Story”
Ike Turner is a teacher, parent, and rock bro from Kalamazoo, MI. His band, Minutes, is currently working on their historically troubled third album.
Memorial Gore – “Holiday Road”
Brooklyn’s Memorial Gore sound like William F Buckley, Jr debating Gore Vidal on the Pulaski Bridge; the murky waters of Newtown Creek swiftly rise up and swallow them whole. Look for a 7” from them soon!
Chris Williams – “Christmas Story”
Chris Williams lives in Durham, North Carolina, is father to Seamus, runs Plastic Flame Press, is graphic designer at Indy Week, and a guitarist in Maple Stave.
Positive No – “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”
Kenny wrote / played all the music and Tracy did the reading. Positive No’s debut album “Glossa” is out now.
“I picked “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas because it is the only family tradition I carry on to this day. My mom read it to my brother and I every Christmas Eve until she passed away a decade ago. I now either read or listen to the LP of the author reading this story every year in her memory and because it is such a gorgeous piece of writing.”
Doug Gillard – “Swingin’ In A Manger”
Doug Gillard is a songwriter/guitarist/solo artist/mutli-instrumentalist who is/has been a member of…Guided By Voices, Nada Surf, Death Of Samantha, Bambi Kino, Lifeguards and Robert Pollard with Doug Gillard. He’s a sometime Mascott collaborator, a sometime Sally Crewe collaborator, and we haven’t yet mentioned Cobra Verde, Children’s Crusade, My Dad Is Dead, Gem and The Oranges Band. That doesn’t even include his work as an occasional music producer, occasional soundtrack recorder and as an ex-college radio DJ. Phew.
Mick Foley – “Christmas Story”
Mick Foley is a legendary professional wrestler, turned multi-time best-selling author , turned stand-up comic/spoken word performer. Thank you to Jared from Flannelgraph Records for recording this!
Minibeast – “Comfort Of Joy”
Minibeast is the musical creation of Peter Prescott (Mission Of Burma, Volcano Suns, Kustomized, Peer Group). Minibeast combines surf, psych, punk, easy listening, 60’s children’s music, and soundtrack influences to create instrumental soundscapes.
Stomatopod – “Christmas Vacation (Mavis Staples)”
Stomatopod is from Chicago. They are Elliot Dicks (drums) Liz Bustamante (bass, vocals) and John Huston (vocals, guitar). “Christmas Vacation Theme” was recorded and mixed in December 2014 in John’s basement specifically for the Jon Solomon 25-Hour Holiday Show. The timing was perfect in that we already had the mics set up because we were in the middle of recording an album, which will be released in October. Visit our Facebook page and our Bandcamp page for updates and information on upcoming shows.
The Box Jellys – “Three Chord Christmas”
The Box Jellys are a Toronto-based trio that has been together since 2006. They are currently working on their 2nd album, a follow-up to “Stings Like a Sea Wasp.”
Bela Koe-Krompecher – “Christmas 1991”
Bela Koe-Krompecher has been running Anyway Records from Columbus since 1992, he also writes about his life with his blog. Bela also writes sporadically for various music websites and last year saw the publication of a comic book based on a story about the Ramones adapted from his blog (“Do You Remember Rock & Roll Record Stores?, via Nix Comics). He works as a social worker and addictions counselor.
Dave Doughman – “Oscar Goldman & His Exploding Briefcase”
The Embarrassment – Sex Drive – 45
Von Sudenfed – Fledermaus Can’t Get It – Tromatic Reflexxions
Helen – Pass Me By – The Original Faces – [N]
Junket – Everclear – 7″
Algiers – Black Eunuch – S/T – [N]
Caps – The Red Headed Flea – Mad Mike Monsters Vol. 2 – [C]
The Exploding White Mice – Ain’t It Sad – 45
Thee Oh Sees – Withered Hand – Mutilator Defeated At Last
Yo La Tengo – Before We Stopped To Think – Stuff Like That There – Great Plains cover. – [N]
The Aerialist – Triton – .mp3 – https://soundcloud.com/aerialist
Gary Numan – This Wreckage – 45
Harem Scarem – Figure Head Part 1 – Au-Go-Go
Octant – Pong – Shock-No-Par
Mikal Cronin – Ready – MCIII – [N]
Stomatopod – Air By the Ton – Air By the Ton – http://stomatopod.bandcamp.com
Treach, Tony D & Prince Rakeem – Freestyle – Thursday Night Live – Recorded off WPRB in 1991.
Exhaustion – Phased Out – Phased Out
Eleventh Dream Day – Go Tell It – Live on WFMU’s Three Chord Monte
Cybotron – Sweet 16/9th Floor – Plastic Dance Volume One – [C]
Dave N. – Aluminum – PRF Monthly Tribute Series August 2015: Mark E. Robinson – [C]
Rubber Mate – Kissing Booth – Hell Bent For Rubber
Don Howland – Gonna Shake It (Until It Dies) – Life Is A Nightmare – Forthcoming.
Telekinesis – Courtesy Phone – Ad Infinitum
Blackalicious – Paragraph President – Blazing Arrow
Creeping Pink – Come Into My World – Mirror Woods – [N]
Treasure State – A Variation On Ambition – Live Split E.P. Aug. 13-20, 2003
Lamartine – Sceicchi a Congresso – Reportage
Gay Name – S You D – Popping Out: Live at PRF BBQ 2015 – Mudhoney cover.
Kicking Giant – Make You Come – Kill Rock Stars – [C]
The Jesus & Mary Chain – Some Candy Talking – 45
Kindling – Hate The Police – Kindling vs. The Police – Dicks cover.
The Screamers – I Wanna Hurt – In A Better World – Live at The Whiskey, 1978.
Reindeer – Young Wild Birds – Just Be Cool
Tenpole Tudor – Tenpole 45 – 45
Survival Knife – Name That Tune – The Silver Ticket – [C]
The Consumers – Punk Church – All My Friends Are Dead
Pissed Jeans – Boring Girls – Shallow – First album, reissued.
Felt – My Face Is On Fire – Pillows & Prayers – [C]
Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra – We Travel The Spaceways – We Travel The Spaceways – 1956-61 recordings. – [N]
Telekinesis – Souvenir – .mp3 – OMD cover.
Verbal Assault – On – On
The Go-Betweens – Apology Accepted – Liberty Belle & The Black Diamond Express
Dyscontrol – Problem Solution – Ep
Sweet Talk – Tightrope – Double Perfect – Forthcoming.
Joel R.L. Phelps & The Downer Trio – My Friend X – Blackbird – Bonus track.
Paris – Break The Grip Of Shame (The Final Call) – 12″
Sarah Kirkland Snider – The Witch – Unremembered
Biting Tongues – You Can Choke Like That – Plastic Dance Volume One – [C]
Etch – Isabel – PRF Monthly Tribute Series August 2015: Mark E. Robinson – Unrest cover. – [C]
あきまへんか – おとぼけビ～バ～ – あきまへんか
Teargas Rock – As Thousands Cheer – 12″
Talking Heads – Seen But Not Seen – Once In A Lifetime 45
Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra – Make Way To The City / The Arc Of Slavery #72 (Part One) – Galactic Parables: Volume 1 – [N]
Speedy Ortiz – Hanging Around – .mp3 – Cardigans cover.
Gary Numan – I Die: You Die – 45
Deaf Wish – The Whip / Dead Air – Pain
The Banned – C.P.G.J.’s – 45 – 1977.
Pere Ubu – Heart Of Darkness – Elitism For The People 1975-1978 – Box set.
Special Ed – Think About It (Groove Mix) – 12″
Dave Tyack – Luxury Apartments 2 – Luxury Apartments – Recorded shortly before his death.
Low – Landslide – Ones & Sixes
Worriers – Plans – Imaginary Life – [N]
The Monochrome Set – Eine Symphonie Des Grauens – Pillows & Prayers – [C]
Sonny & The Sunsets – Cheap Extensions – Talent Night At The Ashram – [N]
Maserati – Rehumanizer II – Rehumanizer – Forthcoming.
Big Black – L Dopa – Songs About Fucking – RIP Oliver Sacks.
Bow Wow Wow – Go Wild In The Country – 45
Reatards – I’m Gonna Break Down – Grown Up, Fucked Up – Reissue. – [N]
Mike Krol – Left Out (ATTN: SoCal Garage Rockers) – Turkey – [N]
Robert Forster – Let Me Imagine You – Songs To Play
Killdozer – Funk #49 – For Ladies Only – James Gang cover.
Strider 88 – Listen To The Band – Plastic Dance Volume One – [C]
KRS-One – Introducing – The BDP Album
Second Layer – Germany – World Of Rubber – Complete recorded output.
Slayer – Cast The First Stone – 2015 Adult Swim Singles Program
The Splinters – Splintered Bridges – Kick
Gary Numan – Bombers (Live Version) – 45
Mike Adams At His Honest Weight – By The Time I Get To Phoenix – Still On The Line: A Tribute To Jimmy Webb – [N] – [C]
Chris Forsyth & Koen Holtkamp – Long Beach Idyll – The Island – Out in October.
Year Of Glad – Turn – S/T – [N]
Great Plains – Before We Stop To Think – Length Of Growth – As recently covered by Yo La Tengo.
Charge – Destroy The Youth – Destroy The Youth
Potty Mouth – Truman Show – S/T
Ami Shavit – Alpha 2 – In Alpha Mood
Eleventh Dream Day – Orange Moon – Live at Mercury Lounge
Nervous Curtains – Progress – CON – Forthcoming.
Amy Bezunartea – Wild Thing – New Villain
White Out with Nels Cline – Raggest Mist Of Stalled Horizon – Accidental Sky
Titus Andronicus – No Future Part IV: No Future Triumphant – The Most Lamentable Tragedy – [N]
OBN IIIs – Trash Heap – Worth A Lot Of Money – [N]
The Snowy Owls – Me & Mia – .mp3 – Ted Leo & The Pharmacists cover.
The Piranhas – Getting Beat Up – Play KWELA!
Atlantic Thrills – Bed Bugs – 45 – [N]
PiL – This Is Not A Love Song – 45
The Traits – Nobody Loves The Hulk – 45 – 1969.
The Hussy – Turning On You – Galore – [N]
MotörheadGirlschool – Emergency – St. Valentines Day Massacre
The New Year – Folios – S/T – For Neil and Iben.
The Fall – Pretty Thief Lout – Couldn’t Get Ahead
Eleventh Dream Day – Taking Too Long – Works For Tomorrow (bonus track) – Wipers cover.
Mo-Dettes – Bitta Truth – 45
Latryx – Say That (original) – 12″
Charged G.B.H. – No Survivors – 45
Buzzcocks – Everybody’s Happy Nowadays – 45
Del Rey – The Nine Of Swords – TBD – From a forthcoming, untitled full-length.
The Stents – Nobody Loves The Hulk – Split 45 with The Improbables – [N]
Janelle Monáe with Deep Cotton, St. Beauty, Jidenna, Roman GianArthur & George 2.0 – Hell You Talmbout – .mp3
Northern Liberties & Towers – One By One By One – Dead Hell In A Bucket – [N] – [C]
Mallhombre – Fini – 45 – Featuring Melissa Auf Der Maur.
Tubeway Army – That’s Too Bad – 45
The Bismarck – This Train Runs On Two Rails – Bombs Of Patriots
Wish Key – Orient Express (Instrumental) – Orient Express/Last Summer – 1983.
The Gizmos – Black To Comm – Gizmos World Tour 2014 – MC5 cover live on WFMU.
Shabazz Palaces – The Mystery Of Lonnie The Den – 2015 Adult Swim Singles Program
Capt. Lovelace – Banana Hammock – Banana Hammock
Twist Noir – Enemies – Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik: German Home Recording Tape Music Of The 1980s – [C]
Royal Headache – Another World – High
The Jags – Back Of My Hand – 45
Sandrider – Glaive – Split 12″ with Kinski
Jessica Pratt – Strange Melody – On Your Own Love Again – [N]
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – Roller Coaster By The Sea – 45
The Improbables – Giving You A Key – 45 – [N]
The News – Audio Video – 45
Superchunk – Mower – 45
Stiff Little Fingers – Just Fade Away – 45
Amanda X – Juniper – Hundreds & Thousands – Forthcoming.
Deafheaven – Brought To The Water – New Bermuda
Goodnight Lights – Say What You Want – Say What You Want – [N]
Mudhoney – No One Has – Superfuzz Bigmuff
Marvin Gaye – “T” Plays It Cool – Trouble Man
Eleventh Dream Day – Works For Tomorrow – Works For Tomorrow
Goddess – Leave Here – Paradise – [N]
Kinski – Beyond In Touch With My Feminine Side – Sandrider + Kinski
The Mountain Goats – Werewolf Gimmick – Beat The Champ – [N]
Verbal Assault – Learn – Learn
CHONDRIA – Blood Trail – DEMO
GZA x Sweet Valley – Planetary Energy – CONS EP VOL. 3
Dr. Janet – Starry Eyes – 7″ – The Records cover.
Lea Bertucci & Leila Bordreuil – Thunder Rolling Down The Mountain – L’Onde Souterraine
These Estates – Death Rattle – How The Midwest Was Won
Miss Kittin & The Hacker – Leather Forever – Lost Tracks Vol. 1
Protomartyr – Why Does It Shake – The Agent Intellect – Out in October!
Marginal Man – Shades Of Reason – Double Image
Amy Bezunartea – New Villain – New Villain – Out in September!
Curtis Mayfield – Ain’t Got Time – Sweet Exorcist
Dreamboys – Bela Lugosi’s Birthday – 45 – Members include a young Peter Capaldi and Craig Ferguson!
Kaleidoscope Death – Head Injury – Dead Hell In A Bucket – [C]
KATIEE – Atlantic City – 7″ – Forthcoming. Ex-Young People.
Constantines – Arizona – S/T
OBN III’s – I’m Done – Worth A Lot Of Money
Chung Antique – Bison Light – Tour EP – Happy birthday, Charlie!
Bezier – Centrifuge – Telomeres
The Blind Shake – Go Go – Live In San Francisco
Sinn Sisamouth – Dance A Go Go – Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll – [N] – [C]
Solomon Grundy – Spirit Of Radio – 7″ – Rush cover.
Woolen Men – Clean Dreams – Temporary Monument
WOMPS – Live A Little Less – 7″ – Scottish.
Yonatan Gat – North To South – Director
Chad VanGaalen – Clinically Dead – Infinitiheart – [R]
Smersh – Spook House – Super Heavy Solid Waste – Collection of 1983-1993 tape recordings.