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Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on May 18, 2005, 11:07:13 AM
At about 2:05 EST they played a retro song called "Dance Me to the End of Love."  The singer sounded like she took all her cues from Billie Holiday.  And I'm afraid I don't mean that as a compliment.  Anyone know who it was?

P.S.  Segueing from that to TFF's "Shout" is not good for the ears.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on May 18, 2005, 11:33:49 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
At about 2:05 EST they played a retro song called "Dance Me to the End of Love."  The singer sounded like she took all her cues from Billie Holiday.  And I'm afraid I don't mean that as a compliment.  Anyone know who it was?

P.S.  Segueing from that to TFF's "Shout" is not good for the ears.


Madeleine Peyroux.  Played alot over the last few months.  I like it.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Beej on May 18, 2005, 11:38:08 AM
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At about 2:05 EST they played a retro song called "Dance Me to the End of Love." The singer sounded like she took all her cues from Billie Holiday. And I'm afraid I don't mean that as a compliment. Anyone know who it was?


OO! OO! I know this!

"Who is Madeline Peyroux?"

And yeah- I'd have to agree with yer assessment. I'd be interesting in hearing more from her to see if all her stuff's like that.

You know who I think might be a tige overrated already? That woman whose gonna sing at KABOOM (Kathleen Edwards?).

I'm sick of that "Bad News" song already, man. And that one other one where she's tellin some guy she's "got ways to make you coooooome back to me?" Sick of that, too.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Beej on May 18, 2005, 11:38:43 AM
D'oh! Rod answered the question while I was busy ranting. Well, that'll learn me.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 18, 2005, 11:42:48 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
At about 2:05 EST they played a retro song called "Dance Me to the End of Love."  The singer sounded like she took all her cues from Billie Holiday.  And I'm afraid I don't mean that as a compliment.  Anyone know who it was?


I thought you were joking at first -- we've discussed this song more than a few times, methinks, as poc gave us many details of her meet-up with Ms Peyroux recently. I can't believe that's the first time you've heard it.

BTW, Dean on CG was discussing the # single in the UK, "I'm Mr Lonely" by Akon, which was "inspired" by Bobby Vinton's "Mr Lonely from 40 years ago. Great snarky comments here:

http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/view.php?id=3791
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on May 18, 2005, 11:55:44 AM
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At about 2:05 EST they played a retro song called "Dance Me to the End of Love."  The singer sounded like she took all her cues from Billie Holiday.  And I'm afraid I don't mean that as a compliment.  Anyone know who it was?


I thought you were joking at first -- we've discussed this song more than a few times, methinks, as poc gave us many details of her meet-up with Ms Peyroux recently. I can't believe that's the first time you've heard it.

BTW, Dean on CG was discussing the # single in the UK, "I'm Mr Lonely" by Akon, which was "inspired" by Bobby Vinton's "Mr Lonely from 40 years ago. Great snarky comments here:

http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/view.php?id=3791

Well, I don't listen to KFOG except for 10@10, for the most part, and NYC don't have any stations of a similar bent to my knowledge.  So yeah, that's the first I've heard of Ms. Peyroux.  Sorry - not my bag.

And "Meester Lonely" is a strong candidate for the "top" slot in my annual Worst Song of the Year rundown.  Holy crap is that song annoying.  Yet top 40 radio here plays it hourly.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 18, 2005, 12:25:11 PM
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At about 2:05 EST they played a retro song called "Dance Me to the End of Love."  The singer sounded like she took all her cues from Billie Holiday.  And I'm afraid I don't mean that as a compliment.  Anyone know who it was?


I thought you were joking at first -- we've discussed this song more than a few times, methinks, as poc gave us many details of her meet-up with Ms Peyroux recently. I can't believe that's the first time you've heard it.

BTW, Dean on CG was discussing the # single in the UK, "I'm Mr Lonely" by Akon, which was "inspired" by Bobby Vinton's "Mr Lonely from 40 years ago. Great snarky comments here:

http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/view.php?id=3791


Well, I don't listen to KFOG except for 10@10, for the most part, and NYC don't have any stations of a similar bent to my knowledge.  So yeah, that's the first I've heard of Ms. Peyroux.  Sorry - not my bag.

And "Meester Lonely" is a strong candidate for the "top" slot in my annual Worst Song of the Year rundown.  Holy crap is that song annoying.  Yet top 40 radio here plays it hourly.


I always forget NYC doesn't have a triple-A station, except for The Peak which probably doesn't make it into Manhattan over the air without you hooking up a bigass antenna with coathangers dangling from all sides.  It's the format WNEW-FM should have segued into instead of going to FM talk, Opie & Anthony, and oblivion.

"Whoever produced it (the track zapping up any inclination to find out who the culprit may be) presumably set their Fisher Price My First Keyboard to 'twinkly', bashing whichever keys lit up." LOL!

BTW didja catch "Teammates" last nite? I missed it, as I was watching Mr Z pitch in person (and not very well).
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on May 18, 2005, 09:58:26 PM
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BTW didja catch "Teammates" last nite? I missed it, as I was watching Mr Z pitch in person (and not very well).

Oh. My. God.

I *totally* meant to post about it here, and promptly forgot.  So Barry Zito was matched up with surfer-dude outfielder Eric Byrnes; they competed against two players from the Arizona Cardinals (Larry Fitzgerald and some lineman) and two world-record-holding female swimmers.  The latter didn't know squat about each other and didn't have much imagination.  So they were duds.  But the Cards had a pretty good connection for each other's foibles.  And Barry and Eric -- they were frighteningly compatible.  *SPOILER*  When asked what feature is his most out-of-sync with his body, Eric said of Barry: "His hips.  He has these womanly, child-bearing hips."  Barry replied with the same thing.  Funny vibe!  They did the same on a few more questions -- Barry draping his arm around Eric's shoulder cinema-flirt-style for the second round -- and then Barry & Eric were tied with the Cards going into the final speed round.

*STILL A SPOILER*  Barry and Eric ended up winning.  After such was declared, they emerged from their respective podiums and hugged in front of the camera -- and as they emerged from their hug, Barry cinched his pinkie finger under Eric's shirt, lifting the shirt up to mid-ribcage level, before releasing and the two of them rejoined the other contestants and the host.  It was the most astonishingly homoerotic moment I've ever seen in live sports.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 19, 2005, 07:38:45 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
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BTW didja catch "Teammates" last nite? I missed it, as I was watching Mr Z pitch in person (and not very well).

Oh. My. God.

I *totally* meant to post about it here, and promptly forgot.  So Barry Zito was matched up with surfer-dude outfielder Eric Byrnes; they competed against two players from the Arizona Cardinals (Larry Fitzgerald and some lineman) and two world-record-holding female swimmers.  The latter didn't know squat about each other and didn't have much imagination.  So they were duds.  But the Cards had a pretty good connection for each other's foibles.  And Barry and Eric -- they were frighteningly compatible.  *SPOILER*  When asked what feature is his most out-of-sync with his body, Eric said of Barry: "His hips.  He has these womanly, child-bearing hips."  Barry replied with the same thing.  Funny vibe!  They did the same on a few more questions -- Barry draping his arm around Eric's shoulder cinema-flirt-style for the second round -- and then Barry & Eric were tied with the Cards going into the final speed round.

*STILL A SPOILER*  Barry and Eric ended up winning.  After such was declared, they emerged from their respective podiums and hugged in front of the camera -- and as they emerged from their hug, Barry cinched his pinkie finger under Eric's shirt, lifting the shirt up to mid-ribcage level, before releasing and the two of them rejoined the other contestants and the host.  It was the most astonishingly homoerotic moment I've ever seen in live sports.


Wow.

ESPN being ESPN, I'm sure they'll rerun it a gazillion times -- Must. See. Teammates!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 19, 2005, 12:39:21 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
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BTW didja catch "Teammates" last nite? I missed it, as I was watching Mr Z pitch in person (and not very well).

Oh. My. God....


BTW I'm amazed I could find NO mention of the show on Outsports.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on May 19, 2005, 11:57:38 PM
Annalisa was diggin' on Who's Next today, around 11:15 I heard "Won't Get Fooled Again, and then around 2:00 I heard "Behind Blue Eyes".
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 20, 2005, 09:03:48 AM
OMFG! "Ride The Tiger" on KFOG, and it isn't even A-to-Z!!

white wants out of this world...
Title: Irish Greg said he never heard this before!
Post by: ggould on May 20, 2005, 09:08:53 AM
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OMFG! "Ride The Tiger" on KFOG, and it isn't even A-to-Z!!

white wants out of this world...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 24, 2005, 09:29:54 AM
this week on New Releases Thurs: a band called Assembly of Dust.

Didn't they used to be Jars of Clay? :wink:
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Beej on May 24, 2005, 09:37:52 AM
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this week on New Releases Thurs: a band called Assembly of Dust.

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Didn't they used to be Jars of Clay?

No, that was Puddle of Mudd.  :D

(a band with a dumb name but I must admit I like that "She Fuckin Hates Me" song).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 24, 2005, 09:39:09 AM
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this week on New Releases Thurs: a band called Assembly of Dust.

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Didn't they used to be Jars of Clay?

No, that was Puddle of Mudd.  :D


RIMSHOT!  He'll be here all week...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 26, 2005, 08:59:49 AM
they're continuing the discussion of "best Albums of the '80s" -- Renee nominated Styx, Paradise Theater (!) and Dave actually subjected us to "Best of Times". Good lawd.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 09, 2005, 08:45:38 AM
The Coldplay clones (Cloneplay?) continue:

Dave Benson (subbing for Haley Jones) brought us Embrace, who apparently debuted at #1 on the UK chart with their latest. They actually have been around longer than Coldplay but are just now making it big. But they have that same damn sound.

Yesterday they read a hilarious email from a Foghead complaining that the preponderance of Coldplay-like bands (Keane, Snow Patrol, etc etc)was driving her crazy. She also (bless her heart) said that Train made her want "to stick pencils in her ears". LOL!

Of course, the morning crew totally dissed her.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on June 09, 2005, 09:51:45 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
The Coldplay clones (Cloneplay?) continue:

Dave Benson (subbing for Haley Jones) brought us Embrace, who apparently debuted at #1 on the UK chart with their latest. They actually have been around longer than Coldplay but are just now making it big. But they have that same damn sound.

Yesterday they read a hilarious email from a Foghead complaining that the preponderance of Coldplay-like bands (Keane, Snow Patrol, etc etc)was driving her crazy. She also (bless her heart) said that Train made her want "to stick pencils in her ears". LOL!

Of course, the morning crew totally dissed her.

Chris Martin of Coldplay wrote Embrace's big U.K. hit, "Gravity," so the similarity is unsurprising.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 10, 2005, 09:36:35 AM
I'm liking this Green Day track KFOG has just added, "When September Ends". Guess I need to buy American Idiot.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on June 10, 2005, 09:51:50 AM
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Dave Benson (subbing for Haley Jones)


btw, Benson is the PD, and Haley is gone, so KFOG's MD position is currently vacant.

Haley's last day at KFOG was a couple weeks ago, then she roadtripped across the US.  She is on the Bonaroo payroll this week, and then she's going to Spain indefinitely.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on June 10, 2005, 09:52:26 AM
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Guess I need to buy American Idiot.


Yes, you all do.  Right Gaz?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on June 10, 2005, 09:56:59 AM
The morning show has been a little different this morning, in that Irish Greg is still on the AIDS ride, and Renee is off to Tennessee for Bonaroo, so it's just Dave and Peter.
Title: sounds good to me!
Post by: ggould on June 10, 2005, 10:40:47 AM
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The morning show has been a little different this morning, in that Irish Greg is still on the AIDS ride, and Renee is off to Tennessee for Bonaroo, so it's just Dave and Peter.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 13, 2005, 09:15:30 AM
Today's (6/13) Pop Quiz: "famous Daves". The clue was, "Partridge Family lead singer". The Foghead's answer was: "Davy Jones".  

No wonder oldies radio is dying...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on June 13, 2005, 09:28:56 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Today's (6/13) Pop Quiz: "famous Daves". The clue was, "Partridge Family lead singer". The Foghead's answer was: "Davy Jones".  

No wonder oldies radio is dying...

I'm slowly realizing that the '80s are the oldies to the current generation of radio listeners, and the '60s are to them what the '50s were to me (i.e., something so far removed from experience and perceived relevance as to be expendable from playlists).  It's a sad realization but a necessary one for me.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on June 13, 2005, 09:33:11 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Today's (6/13) Pop Quiz: "famous Daves". The clue was, "Partridge Family lead singer". The Foghead's answer was: "Davy Jones".  

No wonder oldies radio is dying...

I'm slowly realizing that the '80s are the oldies to the current generation of radio listeners, and the '60s are to them what the '50s were to me (i.e., something so far removed from experience and perceived relevance as to be expendable from playlists).  It's a sad realization but a necessary one for me.


True in general, but not for Fogheads.  The Foghead demo is exactly Me & Ali & Beej up to Mike & Geoff.  That was just pure cluelessness on the Pop Quiz.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 13, 2005, 09:46:01 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Today's (6/13) Pop Quiz: "famous Daves". The clue was, "Partridge Family lead singer". The Foghead's answer was: "Davy Jones".  

No wonder oldies radio is dying...

I'm slowly realizing that the '80s are the oldies to the current generation of radio listeners, and the '60s are to them what the '50s were to me (i.e., something so far removed from experience and perceived relevance as to be expendable from playlists).  It's a sad realization but a necessary one for me.


True in general, but not for Fogheads.  The Foghead demo is exactly Me & Ali & Beej up to Mike & Geoff.  That was just pure cluelessness on the Pop Quiz.


KFOG, like the Bay Area generally, is a unique bubble apart from the "real world".  This has to do with the fact that it has been around for 20+ years and (for the most part) tries to please older, loyal listeners as well as "the kids".  Compare it to "The Peak" which has a similar format, yet which is much more obviously aimed at a younger demo.

Whether new owners a year or 2 from now are willing to leave KFOG alone is another question.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 16, 2005, 09:07:56 AM
Fogheads are stupid, part XXXVIII: Dave's "mini-My 3 Songs" for DMB tix -- three songs about fathers, it could not BE easier, folks -- is having trouble getting people to call in, much less give the right answer.  Who ARE these people who call themselves Fogheads?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on June 16, 2005, 09:42:13 AM
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Fogheads are stupid, part XXXVIII: Dave's "mini-My 3 Songs" for DMB tix -- three songs about fathers, it could not BE easier, folks -- is having trouble getting people to call in, much less give the right answer.  Who ARE these people who call themselves Fogheads?


Perhaps that speaks as much to the intellect of DMB fans as it does to that of Fogheads. I'm just sayin....
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 16, 2005, 09:44:56 AM
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Fogheads are stupid, part XXXVIII: Dave's "mini-My 3 Songs" for DMB tix -- three songs about fathers, it could not BE easier, folks -- is having trouble getting people to call in, much less give the right answer.  Who ARE these people who call themselves Fogheads?


Perhaps that speaks as much to the intellect of DMB fans as it does to that of Fogheads. I'm just sayin....


ROTFLMAO!

they're all "under the table and dreaming"...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 20, 2005, 07:32:29 AM
Another dumb Foghead: they were playing "and (Fill in the Blank)", as in "Bennie and the (Jets)" and the clue was  "Martha Reeves and the ______". and the Foghead had NO idea...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on June 20, 2005, 07:49:53 AM
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Another dumb Foghead: they were playing "and (Fill in the Blank)", as in "Bennie and the (Jets)" and the clue was  "Martha Reeves and the ______". and the Foghead had NO idea...

OMG, I heard that (and would have posted about that if I'd been at my computer) too!

insomniacal Gaz, here for a limited time this week as he leaves for New England Wednesday morning
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 21, 2005, 09:15:36 AM
Maybe we need a separate "Dumb Fogheads" thread...

I realize this guy on the Pop Quiz is (by far) not the only person who thinks Fogerty's "Centerfield" is called "Put Me in Coach", but still...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 22, 2005, 07:41:00 AM
Worst. Dumb. Fogheads. EVAH!

Earlier they did "The Ben Quiz" (for Ben Harper tix).

1st question: "This famous Ben has dated 2 famous Jennifers."

Foghead: no clue.

(Annalisa is so stunned that she accidentally gives away the answer!)

2nd Question: "Name Michael Jackson's famous ode to a rat."

2nd Foghead: no clue.

Annalisa: "What's the NAME of this quiz?"

2nd Foghead: "Uh... the Ben Quiz"

Annalisa: "So, then, what's the answer?"

2nd Foghead: " Uh.... uh..."

I was reminded of the time a dozen or so years ago when KDIA had a ton of WB20 merchandise to give away (because Jim Gabbert owned both stations) and was asking trivia questions and nobody was winning. So they kept making the questions easier and easier. One time they asked "What day does Channel 20 show 'The Saturday Afternoon Movie'?" and one guy called and guessed "Tuesday"!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on June 22, 2005, 08:24:46 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Worst. Dumb. Fogheads. EVAH!

Earlier they did "The Ben Quiz" (for Ben Harper tix).

1st question: "This famous Ben has dated 2 famous Jennifers."

Foghead: no clue.

(Annalisa is so stunned that she accidentally gives away the answer!)

2nd Question: "Name Michael Jackson's famous ode to a rat."

2nd Foghead: no clue.

Annalisa: "What's the NAME of this quiz?"

2nd Foghead: "Uh... the Ben Quiz"

Annalisa: "So, then, what's the answer?"

2nd Foghead: " Uh.... uh..."

I was reminded of the time a dozen or so years ago when KDIA had a ton of WB20 merchandise to give away (because Jim Gabbert owned both stations) and was asking trivia questions and nobody was winning. So they kept making the questions easier and easier. One time they asked "What day does Channel 20 show 'The Saturday Afternoon Movie'?" and one guy called and guessed "Tuesday"!


I kind of admire the guy who doesn't know who Ben Affleck is...

Uh, Willard?
Title: How many songs about summer can you name?
Post by: urth on June 22, 2005, 09:47:27 AM
Apparently the folks at the Giants promotional dept get all their cues from listening to KFOG. Last night after the game, there was a fireworks display celebrating the first day of summer. Of the 8 or so snippets of songs that were used as backing for the display, two of them were part of yesterday's 10@10 summer set (Hot Fun in the Summertime & In the Summertime), one was by the same artist as a 10@10 artist (Beach Boys, Fun Fun Fun rather than Help Me Rhonda), two were part of yesterday afternoon's My Three Songs (Big Brother's take on Summertime, Henley's Boys of Summer), and one was Walking on Sunshine. (The other two were Journey's Lights (which we'd already heard in the second inning) and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.

At least the fireworks were pretty cool (much better than the Opening Night display they had a couple of months ago).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on June 22, 2005, 10:04:12 AM
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I kind of admire the guy who doesn't know who Ben Affleck is...



Anyone ever been to the Pike Place Market in Seattle?  (I know Gaz has).

It's one of the biggest attractions in town, and it has both outdoor stalls & permanent shops inside the building.  One of which is The Bead Store, which has been there for at least 20 years.  The Bead Store has a sign hanging out in front, perpendicular to the storefront, such that if you were rather tall you could hit your head on it as you walk by.  The lettering on the sign is the type that I would associate with a sign for the circus.

Many, many people misread the sign and go into the shop looking for bread, not beads.  I was there just last month with some Taiwanese co-workers (including at least one cow orker) & I brought them in.  We asked the proprietor if this still happens a lot because I noticed their other sign was missing.  He said yes, it happens all the time, and that the other sign didn't help much so they got rid of it.  At this point my co-workers (& probably you as well) were wondering about the other sign, so I told them the following story:

Because so many people kept asking for bread instead of beads, below their nice Bead Store sign they put up a hand-lettered sign that read, "Beads for Wearing, NOT Bread for Eating".  Which didn't help much.  One day the local TV equivalent of the Late Show did a segment there.  They kept asking people to read the top sign, and they had literally 3 dozen people on tape reading the sign as "The Bread Store".  They even had a couple, including the most stereotypical ditsy blonde that you'd swear she came straight from central casting, read both signs:

TV guy (points to painted sign):  "Excuse me miss, could you tell me what this says?"

Blonde: "The Bread Store"

TV guy (points to hand-lettered sign):  "And this one?"

Blonde: "Beads for Wearing, NOT Bread for Eating"

TV guy (points to painted sign again):  "And this one, once more?"

Blonde: "The Bread Store"

TV guy (painfully maintaining a straight face):  "Thank You"

maybe you had to be there, but this was one of the funniest things I ever saw on TV, and I took it as a real lesson in human nature.
Title: Pike Place
Post by: ggould on June 22, 2005, 12:37:05 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Anyone ever been to the Pike Place Market in Seattle?  (I know Gaz has).

I don't remember the Bead Store, but I did go once, it was fun.  I was up there just before the Hendrix museum opened.  A husband of an old high school friend was an elevator contractor there (the museum, not Pike Place), and got me a hard hat, and I pretended to be a contractor, and got a short tour!  Someday I'll have to go back and see the real thing.

My main memory of Pike's Place is the famous fish market where they throw these big fish around.  Lots of cool shops and such.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 23, 2005, 08:44:57 AM
New Releases Thurs, PD Dave Benson is there with the new Melissa Etheridge -- she has a GH set with a couple new tunes on it, and one is a cover of Petty's "Refugee". Kinda nice.  Apparently her cover of "Piece of My Heart" is on it too (with or without Joss Stone).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 28, 2005, 09:17:52 AM
Pop Quiz: "Mascots of the Majors". Now some of these were actually kinda hard (even I wouldn't've gotten Baxter the Bobcat), but the woman didn't know that Stomper was the Oakland mascot without a major clue ("what city is East of us?").  "oh god, I'll sound so lame", she lamented, and Dave said "Don't worry, we'll fix ya".  

No... she sounded lame.
Title: Stomper
Post by: ggould on June 28, 2005, 09:27:54 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Pop Quiz: "Mascots of the Majors". Now some of these were actually kinda hard (even I wouldn't've gotten Baxter the Bobcat), but the woman didn't know that Stomper was the Oakland mascot without a major clue ("what city is East of us?").  "oh god, I'll sound so lame", she lamented, and Dave said "Don't worry, we'll fix ya".  

No... she sounded lame.

In a vacuum, the name "Stomper" rang no bells for me.  Now knowing he's the A's mascot, and an Elephant, I get it, but that's after the fact.
Title: Re: Stomper
Post by: RGMike on June 28, 2005, 09:36:25 AM
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Pop Quiz: "Mascots of the Majors". Now some of these were actually kinda hard (even I wouldn't've gotten Baxter the Bobcat), but the woman didn't know that Stomper was the Oakland mascot without a major clue ("what city is East of us?").  "oh god, I'll sound so lame", she lamented, and Dave said "Don't worry, we'll fix ya".  

No... she sounded lame.

In a vacuum, the name "Stomper" rang no bells for me.  Now knowing he's the A's mascot, and an Elephant, I get it, but that's after the fact.


They really should've said "Stomper the Elephant".   I wonder if she'd've gotten "Mr. Met"?  :wink:
Title: Re: Stomper
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on June 28, 2005, 11:00:49 AM
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Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Pop Quiz: "Mascots of the Majors". Now some of these were actually kinda hard (even I wouldn't've gotten Baxter the Bobcat), but the woman didn't know that Stomper was the Oakland mascot without a major clue ("what city is East of us?").  "oh god, I'll sound so lame", she lamented, and Dave said "Don't worry, we'll fix ya".  

No... she sounded lame.

In a vacuum, the name "Stomper" rang no bells for me.  Now knowing he's the A's mascot, and an Elephant, I get it, but that's after the fact.


They really should've said "Stomper the Elephant".   I wonder if she'd've gotten "Mr. Met"?  :wink:


I didn't know either, til just now.  Haven't been to an A's game in forever.
Title: To blog or not to blog
Post by: urth on June 28, 2005, 04:15:39 PM
Just discovered that KFOG is now archiving their DJs personal pages in a blog-type format.

Here's Dave's (as you can imagine, they're still getting it down--one of his entries is in there twice.)

http://www.kfog.com/blog/blog/Main.asp?id=35&Entry=127
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on June 28, 2005, 04:40:46 PM
That's very cool -- thanks for posting.

Also noticed this job opp while at the KFOG site.  I'm underqualified but maybe some of you aren't:


Web/Promotions Coordinator
KFOG 104.5\97.7
(Susquehanna Radio Corp.)
San Francisco, California

KFOG is seeking a Website Content Coordinator for KFOG.com. The position will be in charge of creation, editing, placement, and maintenance of content, images, and media on the site under the direction of KFOG Marketing, Promotions, and Programming.

Help coordinate, with KFOG Marketing, Promotions, Programming, and Sales, contests, promotions, and advertising on the KFOG.com site. Coordinates all in-house production of website. The primary responsibility is to manage the website, with a secondary focus on promotion department responsibilities.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:
• Must be savvy in current web trends and computer literate
• Proficient in Windows
• Familiar with all internet applications
• Working knowledge in all areas of internet capabilities, uploading, downloading, graphics, audio, Dreamweaver, HTML, Flash, Online Media Software (Windows Media Player Video and Audio, Real Audio, Quicktime), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
• Good communication skills
• Excellent writing skills are a requirement
• Have the ability to multi-task
• BA or BS Degree or equivalent experience in web/radio industry
• Website and radio or promotion experience preferred
• Knowledge of San Francisco/San Jose market
• Some evenings and weekends required
• Valid CA driver’s license.

Send resumes to:
fogjob@kfog.com
OR
Jude Heller at KFOG Radio
55 Hawthorne St., #1000
San Francisco, CA 94105

No phone calls, please.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 06, 2005, 09:02:18 AM
the prize on the Pop Quiz is Stevie Nicks tix -- appropriately, since last nite's South Park was the "goat" episode.
Title: Is it just me
Post by: urth on July 06, 2005, 11:41:07 AM
...or are we hearing a lot more Chris Isaak on KFOG the last month or so? Ever since they had Archive week a couple weeks back, the place has been just lousy with him. (They're playing a live Heartful of Soul right now, which spurred the question.)
Title: Re: Is it just me
Post by: RGMike on July 06, 2005, 11:46:51 AM
Quote from: "urth"
...or are we hearing a lot more Chris Isaak on KFOG the last month or so? Ever since they had Archive week a couple weeks back, the place has been just lousy with him. (They're playing a live Heartful of Soul right now, which spurred the question.)


I heard an "archives set" of him Monday after 10@10. Maybe he's playing the "summer picnic"?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 07, 2005, 09:16:52 AM
Am I crazy or did KFOG just bleep the word "bastard" in the new John Hiatt song?  (it's obviously "bastard", it rhymes with "plaster", "Telecaster" and "master of disaster").  That's scary.

meanwhile, the POp Quiz -- under criticism that they give too many clues, is having "no clue Thursday" (quoting song lyrics, you name the song). And sure enough the Fogheads have.... no clue!

"Like a dog without a bone
An actor out on loan..."
Title: not sure what I heard
Post by: ggould on July 07, 2005, 11:30:51 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
"Like a dog without a bone
An actor out on loan..."

But I never heard "An actor out on loan"
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on July 07, 2005, 12:38:35 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
meanwhile, the POp Quiz -- under criticism that they give too many clues, is having "no clue Thursday" (quoting song lyrics, you name the song). And sure enough the Fogheads have.... no clue!

"Like a dog without a bone
An actor out on loan..."


The "no clue" thing was a reaction to yesterday's PQ, in which Peter Finch, ever the nice guy, gave several HUGE breaks to the woman that eventually won ("awww, come on, she's nice...") . Afterward, Dave and Renee commiserated and decided they were being too lenient, and promised no slack from here on out.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 11, 2005, 08:51:13 AM
I can't believe they just re-ran the interview with the "Blinded By the Lyrics" guy (author of a book about the meaning behind cryptic song lyrics).  His big revelation: that "One Night in Bangkok" is about... chess! No, really? Gee, maybe the fact that it's from a musical called Chess was a clue, eh?

He also made a big deal about Steely Dan using the word "squonk" in "Any Major Dude"... without bothering to mention that Genesis wrote a song called "Squonk".
Title: here I go again
Post by: ggould on July 11, 2005, 09:44:15 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I can't believe they just re-ran the interview with the "Blinded By the Lyrics" guy (author of a book about the meaning behind cryptic song lyrics).  His big revelation: that "One Night in Bangkok" is about... chess! No, really? Gee, maybe the fact that it's from a musical called Chess was a clue, eh?

He also made a big deal about Steely Dan using the word "squonk" in "Any Major Dude"... without bothering to mention that Genesis wrote a song called "Squonk".

Reminiscent of my Cure vs. Mamas & Papas faux pas, does Genesis deserve to share the limelight with Steely Dan?

[Geoff ducks again]
Title: Re: here I go again
Post by: RGMike on July 11, 2005, 09:49:46 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
I can't believe they just re-ran the interview with the "Blinded By the Lyrics" guy (author of a book about the meaning behind cryptic song lyrics).  His big revelation: that "One Night in Bangkok" is about... chess! No, really? Gee, maybe the fact that it's from a musical called Chess was a clue, eh?

He also made a big deal about Steely Dan using the word "squonk" in "Any Major Dude"... without bothering to mention that Genesis wrote a song called "Squonk".

Reminiscent of my Cure vs. Mamas & Papas faux pas, does Genesis deserve to share the limelight with Steely Dan?

[Geoff ducks again]


in the post-interview discussion, they referred to "Squonk" as "Genesis... when they were good".  But I was just commenting on the cluelessness of the guy who wrote the book.
Title: Re: here I go again
Post by: urth on July 11, 2005, 10:04:25 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
I can't believe they just re-ran the interview with the "Blinded By the Lyrics" guy (author of a book about the meaning behind cryptic song lyrics).  His big revelation: that "One Night in Bangkok" is about... chess! No, really? Gee, maybe the fact that it's from a musical called Chess was a clue, eh?

He also made a big deal about Steely Dan using the word "squonk" in "Any Major Dude"... without bothering to mention that Genesis wrote a song called "Squonk".

Reminiscent of my Cure vs. Mamas & Papas faux pas, does Genesis deserve to share the limelight with Steely Dan?

[Geoff ducks again]


in the post-interview discussion, they referred to "Squonk" as "Genesis... when they were good".  But I was just commenting on the cluelessness of the guy who wrote the book.


I was interested in hearing the interview if only because I missed it the first time around, but considering how much he fawned over the Dan squonk reference as being one of the most obscure lyrical allusions ever, I thought he was totally lame not to at least give Genesis props for writing a whole damn song about the little rascal.

Still, the book sounds like the kind of thing I'd geek out over. And Stacey's semi-annual big ass sale is coming up this weekend. Anything to avoid paying full retail.
Title: Re: here I go again
Post by: mshray on July 11, 2005, 10:08:55 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
I can't believe they just re-ran the interview with the "Blinded By the Lyrics" guy (author of a book about the meaning behind cryptic song lyrics).  His big revelation: that "One Night in Bangkok" is about... chess! No, really? Gee, maybe the fact that it's from a musical called Chess was a clue, eh?

He also made a big deal about Steely Dan using the word "squonk" in "Any Major Dude"... without bothering to mention that Genesis wrote a song called "Squonk".

Reminiscent of my Cure vs. Mamas & Papas faux pas, does Genesis deserve to share the limelight with Steely Dan?

[Geoff ducks again]


in the post-interview discussion, they referred to "Squonk" as "Genesis... when they were good".  But I was just commenting on the cluelessness of the guy who wrote the book.


But the Steely Dan lyric was 2 years earlier, they did mention that fact.

also catching up on a couple other items:

Last Wednesday they were WAAAAYYY too forgiving of the gal who 'won' their BART quiz.  (Which line goes thru the Rockridge Station?....starts with a 'P'....same name as a city in Pennsylvania....)

I haven't noticed a more than ususal amount of Chris Isaak, but definitely have noticed a big increase in the Police (on top of the usual dose of Sting solo).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 14, 2005, 09:24:45 AM
yay! they're finally playing an uncensored version of that John Hiatt "Master of Disaster" tune.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 15, 2005, 09:26:37 AM
the winner of the "get a celebrity to call"contest was William Windom of Farmer's Daughter, My World & Welcome To It and Murder She Wrote. Rcognized his voice immediately.  Glad to know he's still alive!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on July 15, 2005, 09:31:28 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
the winner of the "get a celebrity to call"contest was William Windom of Farmer's Daughter, My World & Welcome To It and Murder She Wrote. Rcognized his voice immediately.  Glad to know he's still alive!


I googled his image, and found that he was also Commodore Mathew Decker in the classic Star Trek ep "The Doomsday Machine."

http://www.fondazionevulcaniana.it/museo/autografi/immagini/windom.jpg
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on July 15, 2005, 09:40:12 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
the winner of the "get a celebrity to call"contest was William Windom of Farmer's Daughter, My World & Welcome To It and Murder She Wrote. Rcognized his voice immediately.  Glad to know he's still alive!


Really? Wow, that's an obscure one, but very cool most certainly. I def. remember My World & Welcome To It--the show was based on the work of James Thurber & he played a Thurberesque character, and the show would lapse into animation combined with live action stuff. Rather ahead of its time, but as you'd expect, people thought it was weird and the show didn't last more than a couple of seasons (nowadays it would be gone in 6 weeks).

I also recall the show because it was the first appearance of Lisa Gerritsen, upon whom I had an adolescent crush (she later played Cloris Leachman's daughter Beth on the Mary Tyler Moore show).

ETA: who were some of the other celebrities? And did William Windom know who Robert Plant was?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Beej on July 15, 2005, 09:46:59 AM
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I googled his image, and found that he was also Commodore Mathew Decker in the classic Star Trek ep "The Doomsday Machine."

One of the few actors who actually chewed MORE scenery than Shatner. They, like, fed each other pieces of the set in every scene like a bride & groom at the reception. Freaking. Awesome.

Decker: I... I beamed the crew off the ship... down to the planet...

Kirk: (stunned) The planet's. Gone. Matt.

Decker: DON'T YOU THINK I KNOW THAT!!!!

So cool. His death scene is great, too (oh, c'mon. I didn't ruin it. You'd have figured it out). I also liked that Decker looked like he'd been drinking all weekend.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 15, 2005, 09:50:14 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
the winner of the "get a celebrity to call"contest was William Windom of Farmer's Daughter, My World & Welcome To It and Murder She Wrote. Rcognized his voice immediately.  Glad to know he's still alive!


Really? Wow, that's an obscure one, but very cool most certainly. I def. remember My World & Welcome To It--the show was based on the work of James Thurber & he played a Thurberesque character, and the show would lapse into animation combined with live action stuff. Rather ahead of its time, but as you'd expect, people thought it was weird and the show didn't last more than a couple of seasons (nowadays it would be gone in 6 weeks).

I also recall the show because it was the first appearance of Lisa Gerritsen, upon whom I had an adolescent crush (she later played Cloris Leachman's daughter Beth on the Mary Tyler Moore show).

ETA: who were some of the other celebrities? And did William Windom know who Robert Plant was?


there was a woman claiming to be Holly Hunter; Dave thought she was a fake but Peter disagreed.  MW&WTI was awonderful show -- NBC cancelled it after one season (even tho' it won the Best Comedy Emmy) and CBS picked it up for one more year. As I've said many times, it's great lost shows like that, that TVLand should make a point of showing -- maybe one night a week, late in the evening.  Before HA! and the Comedy Channel merged to form Comedy Central, they used to show stuff like Captain Nice and Occasional Wife.

And speaking of Thurber, they're doing a remake of Secret Life of Walter Mitty... with Owen Wilson.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on July 15, 2005, 09:55:47 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
And speaking of Thurber, they're doing a remake of Secret Life of Walter Mitty... with Owen Wilson.


Now that's a film that deserves to be remade, if only because it's long out of the public's attention (unlike Starsky & Hutch, Bewitched, The Love Bug, and all the other unnecessary Hollywood retreads of late). Hope they stay true to the spirit of the original. It would give Wilson a chance to stretch a bit, too.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Beej on July 15, 2005, 09:56:23 AM
Lovin your new avatar, RGMike! Leeeemiwinks... Lemiwinks!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Beej on July 15, 2005, 10:01:17 AM
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It would give Wilson a chance to stretch a bit, too.

Buckaroo Beej's Dirt Dossier on Owen Wilson

Known Aliases: The Butterscotch Stallion, That Guy In Those Crappy Ben Stiller Movies

Freakiest Rumour to Date: Met a woman at a friend's wedding reception- brought her back to hotel room- licked her butt for hours

Note to above: Rumour surfaced a few weeks ago on the Defamer website. Wedding Crashers opens today. Now that's going all out to promote a movie...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 15, 2005, 10:55:32 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
And speaking of Thurber, they're doing a remake of Secret Life of Walter Mitty... with Owen Wilson.


Now that's a film that deserves to be remade, if only because it's long out of the public's attention (unlike Starsky & Hutch, Bewitched, The Love Bug, and all the other unnecessary Hollywood retreads of late). Hope they stay true to the spirit of the original. It would give Wilson a chance to stretch a bit, too.


I was a HUGE Danny kaye fan when I was, like, 10.  No wonder I'm gay!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Beej on July 15, 2005, 10:59:38 AM
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I was a HUGE Danny kaye fan when I was, like, 10. No wonder I'm gay!

Hell, with as much Paul Lynde and Charles Nelson Reilly exposure I received as a boy via their many appearences on kid's shows & cartoons- it's a wonder I'm not gay as well.

Of course, I've done the next best thing: gone into show biz...
Title: Request-O-Rama-O-Rama
Post by: mshray on July 19, 2005, 08:55:15 AM
It's R-O-R-O-R day today on the Morning Show.  The last guy to win before I arrived at my desk for the Drive's 10@10 requested "Dixie Chicken". Good on ya, Mate!


been a year since she went away...
...guess that guitar player sure could play...
Title: Re: Request-O-Rama-O-Rama
Post by: RGMike on July 19, 2005, 09:10:14 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
It's R-O-R-O-R day today on the Morning Show.  The last guy to win before I arrived at my desk for the Drive's 10@10 requested "Dixie Chicken". Good on ya, Mate!


been a year since she went away...
...guess that guitar player sure could play...


oh the R-O-R-O-R... the R-O-R-O-R!!!

in the 6 o'clock hour a woman requested U2... and Dave asked "Old U2?  new U2?" and she said "Old U2... y'know, something from Joshua Tree."

Dave (rather dejectedly, he was clearly psyched for something like "I Will Follow"): "Joshua Tree??? that's medium U2, m'am..."
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on July 19, 2005, 09:28:12 AM
nobody requested it, but they just played "Radio Free Europe".

Front row tix for Percy if ya coulda named all 9 Bay Area counties.  Took about 6 or 7 callers.  I coulda done them clockwise from the GG Bridge, but couldn't get thru.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on July 19, 2005, 10:03:05 AM
On my way to the ferry this morning, Dave had a little trouble with the name Fatty Arbuckle, obviously unintentionally (the kind of thing Lamont and Tonelli would do intentionally).  It cracked Peter and Renee and Greg up, though Dave was obviously embarrassed by it.  Took him a little bit to get over it...

he said "farty", heh heh...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 19, 2005, 10:05:45 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
On my way to the ferry this morning, Dave had a little trouble with the name Fatty Arbuckle, obviously unintentionally (the kind of thing Lamont and Tonelli would do intentionally).  It cracked Peter and Renee and Greg up, though Dave was obviously embarrassed by it.  Took him a little bit to get over it...

he said "farty", heh heh...


Farty Assbuckle! now THAT's comedy!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 21, 2005, 07:41:53 AM
Mr Plant is on KFOG -- stuff recorded in the "Play space" the other day.

He said he's 56... which means he was 20 when he recorded "Whole Lotta Love". Amazing.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on July 21, 2005, 07:58:51 AM
Heard something last night that pleased me: DJ Harry, "Collision."  It flashed me right back to halcyon 1997, the last great gasp of modern-rock radio, when I heard Sneaker Pimps' "6 Underground" and Portishead's "Nobody Loves Me" (wrong title, but that's how everyone knows it) for the first time.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on July 21, 2005, 09:51:48 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Mr Plant is on KFOG -- stuff recorded in the "Play space" the other day.

He said he's 56... which means he was 20 when he recorded "Whole Lotta Love". Amazing.


Damn, I gotta learn to take a radio with me when I walk the dog (which is what I was doing at 7:40 this am)--I'd have loved to have heard him.  What'd he play?

Wonder if it's too late to get a track on this year's Live from the Archives?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 21, 2005, 10:04:27 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Mr Plant is on KFOG -- stuff recorded in the "Play space" the other day.

He said he's 56... which means he was 20 when he recorded "Whole Lotta Love". Amazing.


Damn, I gotta learn to take a radio with me when I walk the dog (which is what I was doing at 7:40 this am)--I'd have loved to have heard him.  What'd he play?

Wonder if it's too late to get a track on this year's Live from the Archives?


he did 2 songs from Rearranger, neither of which was "Shine it all Around".  I'm guessing they may post it on the website.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on July 21, 2005, 11:56:53 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Mr Plant is on KFOG -- stuff recorded in the "Play space" the other day.

He said he's 56... which means he was 20 when he recorded "Whole Lotta Love". Amazing.


Damn, I gotta learn to take a radio with me when I walk the dog (which is what I was doing at 7:40 this am)--I'd have loved to have heard him.  What'd he play?

Wonder if it's too late to get a track on this year's Live from the Archives?


he did 2 songs from Rearranger, neither of which was "Shine it all Around".  I'm guessing they may post it on the website.


Was one of them "Dancing in Heaven"? KFOG's been playing that in the last week or three, but I was surprised it wasn't played at the show the other night--I rather like it.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 29, 2005, 07:29:52 AM
Carlos Alazraqui (of Reno 911!) is on KFOG, being hilarious and doing all his cartoon voices. And he made a reference to Michael Mann (director, Miami Vice, Heat, Collateral) and nobody -- not Dave, Renee, Peter or Greg -- had any idea who he was talking about.

and their slogan is "When dumb just won't do"?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 29, 2005, 09:10:15 AM
"Hometown Quiz" trivia: San Lorenzo Village was the model for Levittown! Who knew?
Title: 9 oclock pop quiz
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 02, 2005, 09:16:21 AM
Peter blurts out that the second instrument on today's quiz is a french horn.  Did I tell you guys that Peter and I played french horn in junior high school band?  I was first chair, Peter was 3rd (out of 3).
Title: Re: 9 oclock pop quiz
Post by: RGMike on August 02, 2005, 09:24:07 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Peter blurts out that the second instrument on today's quiz is a french horn.  Did I tell you guys that Peter and I played french horn in junior high school band?  I was first chair, Peter was 3rd (out of 3).


Was Peter as dumb then as he sounds now? :wink:
Title: Re: 9 oclock pop quiz
Post by: ggould on August 02, 2005, 09:40:51 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Peter blurts out that the second instrument on today's quiz is a french horn.  Did I tell you guys that Peter and I played french horn in junior high school band?  I was first chair, Peter was 3rd (out of 3).

did they play something from "Tommy?"
Title: Husker huh?
Post by: urth on August 02, 2005, 09:41:42 AM
Anyone else catch Bob Mould playing on the morning show today, right around 8:30? My initial reaction was "what the hell is he doing on KFOG? They don't play his solo stuff, they NEVER played Husker Du (maybe once or twice during 10@10), and they haven't played Sugar for a good 10 years." Nonetheless, it was an OK interview, Greg asked some decent questions, Renee gushed about how she & her first boyfriend met because of Husker Du, and Bob was Bob, humble, self-effacing and somewhat sarcastic. He played If I Can't Change Your Mind (a Sugar tune) and Paralyzed off his new one, which I kinda like. (He's coming back to play the Fillmore with a band in October.)

But the big question is: did Dave flirt with him off-air?
Title: Re: Husker huh?
Post by: ggould on August 02, 2005, 09:45:17 AM
Quote from: "urth"
But the big question is: did Dave flirt with him off-air?

should he?
Title: Re: 9 oclock pop quiz
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 02, 2005, 09:48:26 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "Rod"
Peter blurts out that the second instrument on today's quiz is a french horn.  Did I tell you guys that Peter and I played french horn in junior high school band?  I was first chair, Peter was 3rd (out of 3).

did they play something from "Tommy?"


I only heard it once, and it was short, so I'm not sure where it came from.  The first instrument, a flute, was obviously Jethro Tull.  The third instrument, a clarinet, was from the Beatles.  Not sure which song the last instrument, the cowbell, was from either.
Title: Re: 9 oclock pop quiz
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 02, 2005, 09:53:29 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Peter blurts out that the second instrument on today's quiz is a french horn.  Did I tell you guys that Peter and I played french horn in junior high school band?  I was first chair, Peter was 3rd (out of 3).


Was Peter as dumb then as he sounds now? :wink:


Be nice.
Title: Re: 9 oclock pop quiz
Post by: RGMike on August 02, 2005, 09:58:57 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Peter blurts out that the second instrument on today's quiz is a french horn.  Did I tell you guys that Peter and I played french horn in junior high school band?  I was first chair, Peter was 3rd (out of 3).


Was Peter as dumb then as he sounds now? :wink:


Be nice.


OK, "was Peter as much of a lovable ditz then...?"
Title: Re: 9 oclock pop quiz
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 02, 2005, 10:16:06 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Peter blurts out that the second instrument on today's quiz is a french horn.  Did I tell you guys that Peter and I played french horn in junior high school band?  I was first chair, Peter was 3rd (out of 3).


Was Peter as dumb then as he sounds now? :wink:


Be nice.


OK, "was Peter as much of a lovable ditz then...?"


Yes.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on August 02, 2005, 11:36:55 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Carlos Alazraqui (of Reno 911!) is on KFOG, being hilarious and doing all his cartoon voices. And he made a reference to Michael Mann (director, Miami Vice, Heat, Collateral) and nobody -- not Dave, Renee, Peter or Greg -- had any idea who he was talking about.

and their slogan is "When dumb just won't do"?


I heard that & almost called in to set them right.  Renee must have reivewed several of his films in her KFOG lifetime by now.
Title: Re: 9 oclock pop quiz
Post by: mshray on August 02, 2005, 11:38:34 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Peter blurts out that the second instrument on today's quiz is a french horn.  Did I tell you guys that Peter and I played french horn in junior high school band?  I was first chair, Peter was 3rd (out of 3).


Was Peter as dumb then as he sounds now? :wink:


Be nice.


OK, "was Peter as much of a lovable ditz then...?"


Yes.


More dish please.  Were you attending the same school?  Which was it?
Title: Re: 9 oclock pop quiz
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 02, 2005, 11:48:19 AM
Quote from: "mshray"

More dish please.  Were you attending the same school?  Which was it?


Adam's Jr. High, in Richmond up on the hills (aka, East Richmond Heights).

He was a very gawky, innocent and intense guy.  Very nice, but seemed a little lost.  I was also in math class with him, and he used to drive everybody crazy, including the teacher, with questions.  He actually cared about learning the stuff, which was fine, but our teacher was so incredibly bad, it just dragged everything out.  The only good part about that class was that the teacher had such a bad temper that he'd go nuts and actually throw things -- chalk, erasers, books.  I think he actually hit a student a year or two later....

Lost touch with Peter after 8th grade -- he was just gone after that.

Saw him again in college, though we never talked.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 02, 2005, 01:54:03 PM
Wow, James Brown on Kfog at 1:50.  Not something you expect to hear here.
Title: Blogging--it's the thing to do!
Post by: urth on August 02, 2005, 09:15:32 PM
KFOG seems to be compelling their airstaff to share their innermost thoughts with the Fogheads via the KFOG Blog page. Everyone has posted something at least once in the past week (Mike Powers included that pic of Beck busking at Pancho Villa a couple weeks ago that's been making the rounds of late), and ol' Dave, that serial blogster, has posted three times, including one earlier this evening, in which he tipped what tomorrow's set is going to be. I won't spill yet, but if you're curious go here:

http://www.kfog.com/Blog/

and click on Dave's entry.
Title: Re: Blogging--it's the thing to do!
Post by: Gazoo on August 02, 2005, 09:50:43 PM
Quote from: "urth"
http://www.kfog.com/Blog/

and click on Dave's entry.


Thanks for that link, Jim.  With access to everything through the Clubhouse, I never visit the actual KFOG (or Drive, or CG ...) pages anymore.

So I noticed some amusing censorship in the blog comments area.  I won't get into whether censoring is good or bad or necessary or not in the blogsphere, I'll just note the absurdity of this rebus:

Quote
I'm glad you haven't sunk to the level of sop * ric humor so common on morning radio.


Toodles,
Gaz, who's thinking of someone very much too far away.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 04, 2005, 09:13:13 AM
sad, sad, sad:  today's Pop Quiz Fogheads can't seem to figure out who sings "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother".  incorrect guesses so far include the Moody Blues, Neil Diamond and the Righteous Bros.

ETA: woman Foghead asked: "are they Caucasian?" WTF?!?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on August 04, 2005, 09:51:57 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
sad, sad, sad:  today's Pop Quiz Fogheads can't seem to figure out who sings "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother".  incorrect guesses so far include the Moody Blues, Neil Diamond and the Righteous Bros.

ETA: woman Foghead asked: "are they Caucasian?" WTF?!?


To be 1/3 fair, Neil did cover the song and included it in his live set for a long time, IIRC.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 04, 2005, 10:47:15 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
sad, sad, sad:  today's Pop Quiz Fogheads can't seem to figure out who sings "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother".  incorrect guesses so far include the Moody Blues, Neil Diamond and the Righteous Bros.

ETA: woman Foghead asked: "are they Caucasian?" WTF?!?


To be 1/3 fair, Neil did cover the song and included it in his live set for a long time, IIRC.


You are quite correct... but I'd bet you a month's salary that the Foghead in question was not anywhere NEAR thinking that.  Hey did you peruse my comments on Gay Nite at SBC in the Sports thread?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on August 04, 2005, 03:46:17 PM
Okay, the first 2 songs of Annalisa's My 3 Songs today are Lemonheads "It's A Shame About Ray" & XTC's "Mayor Of Simpleton"...

any ideas?

damn fine pair of songs tho'.....
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on August 04, 2005, 03:52:26 PM
Holy shit, I won!  I got tix to some show on Sat nite, and the local scene CD.  It hasn't even been announced yet.

The 3rd song was Zep, "the Lemon Song."
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 04, 2005, 03:56:21 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Holy shit, I won!  I got tix to some show on Sat nite, and the local scene CD.  It hasn't even been announced yet.

The 3rd song was Zep, "the Lemon Song."


but the prize isn't a lemon!  congrats!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on August 04, 2005, 04:00:40 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "mshray"
Holy shit, I won!  I got tix to some show on Sat nite, and the local scene CD.  It hasn't even been announced yet.

The 3rd song was Zep, "the Lemon Song."


but the prize isn't a lemon!  congrats!


Nope, the prize is tix at the Great American Music Hall for Xavier Rudd.

http://www.musichallsf.com/artist_pages/xavier_rudd_080605.htm

Who wants to go?  I need a date.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 04, 2005, 04:14:03 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "mshray"
Holy shit, I won!  I got tix to some show on Sat nite, and the local scene CD.  It hasn't even been announced yet.

The 3rd song was Zep, "the Lemon Song."


but the prize isn't a lemon!  congrats!


I gather "lemon" was the tie that connected all of them (Lemonheads, Oranges and Lemons, Lemon Song)? What does Xavier Rudd have to do with lemons?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on August 04, 2005, 04:16:40 PM
Quote from: "urth"

I gather "lemon" was the tie that connected all of them (Lemonheads, Oranges and Lemons, Lemon Song)? What does Xavier Rudd have to do with lemons?


nothing, the tie-in is almost never related to the prize.  So, are you busy Sat nite?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 04, 2005, 05:11:17 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "urth"

I gather "lemon" was the tie that connected all of them (Lemonheads, Oranges and Lemons, Lemon Song)? What does Xavier Rudd have to do with lemons?


nothing, the tie-in is almost never related to the prize.  So, are you busy Sat nite?


Yep, 'fraid so--got a date with the wife. We've been kind of on opposite schedules this week so I promised her we'd go out on Saturday. Sorry--otherwise I'd dig hangin' wit'cha.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on August 04, 2005, 07:02:06 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "mshray"
Holy shit, I won!  I got tix to some show on Sat nite, and the local scene CD.  It hasn't even been announced yet.

The 3rd song was Zep, "the Lemon Song."


but the prize isn't a lemon!  congrats!


I gather "lemon" was the tie that connected all of them (Lemonheads, Oranges and Lemons, Lemon Song)? What does Xavier Rudd have to do with lemons?


There Are No Coincidences, Chapter CXI: I've been listening to the Technicolor Web of Sound station tonight, and an hour ago heard a song by the Purge called "The Mayor of Simpleton Hall"; I planned to post a query here about whether that's where XTC got the phrase, or if they have a common origin.

And weirdly, when I saw those first two songs, the lemon connection came instantly to mind.

Congrats on the win, Mark!  I'd offer to go, but I'm not a cheap date.   :P
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on August 05, 2005, 08:54:30 AM
Hey Gang,  I am serious about needing a date for Saturday night, Christina has no interest in going & furthermore has had a lot more 'buddy time' of late than I have, so she wants me to hang out with my friends.  But for better or worse I don't have too many other friends that I can invite out for such an event than y'all.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Beej on August 05, 2005, 10:06:07 AM
I'll be doing improv for a buncha Coast Guard folks on Saturday night. Paid gig. Sorry, man.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 08, 2005, 09:31:08 AM
hearing these "Local Scene" promos... the band Tea Leaf Green sounds just like the Dead; and Thriving Ivory are ringers for Train.  But hey they're LOCAL!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gaz at da Voice on August 08, 2005, 09:48:48 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Hey Gang,  I am serious about needing a date for Saturday night, Christina has no interest in going & furthermore has had a lot more 'buddy time' of late than I have, so she wants me to hang out with my friends.  But for better or worse I don't have too many other friends that I can invite out for such an event than y'all.


So how was the show?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on August 08, 2005, 10:02:39 AM
Quote from: "Gaz at da Voice"
Quote from: "mshray"
Hey Gang,  I am serious about needing a date for Saturday night, Christina has no interest in going & furthermore has had a lot more 'buddy time' of late than I have, so she wants me to hang out with my friends.  But for better or worse I don't have too many other friends that I can invite out for such an event than y'all.


So how was the show?


Didn't go.  Went to a BBQ at my brother-in-law's instead.  Too last minute for everybody.  Got the Local Scene CD in the mail already, will pop it into the CD player tomorrow.
Title: When He Paints His Masterpiece
Post by: urth on August 09, 2005, 09:48:20 AM
This one's for Geoff--have you heard the commercial KFOG just started running for the Hard Rock Cafe and their exhibition of Jerry's art? There's a music bed behind it that certainly COULD be Jerry, but doesn't sound like any Dead song (or JGB for that matter) that I recognize. Can you place it?
Title: Re: When He Paints His Masterpiece
Post by: RGMike on August 09, 2005, 09:55:07 AM
Quote from: "urth"
This one's for Geoff--have you heard the commercial KFOG just started running for the Hard Rock Cafe and their exhibition of Jerry's art? There's a music bed behind it that certainly COULD be Jerry, but doesn't sound like any Dead song (or JGB for that matter) that I recognize. Can you place it?


It's Phish jamming with Tea Leaf Green :lol:
Title: Re: When He Paints His Masterpiece
Post by: ggould on August 09, 2005, 10:56:20 AM
Quote from: "urth"
This one's for Geoff--have you heard the commercial KFOG just started running for the Hard Rock Cafe and their exhibition of Jerry's art? There's a music bed behind it that certainly COULD be Jerry, but doesn't sound like any Dead song (or JGB for that matter) that I recognize. Can you place it?

I was wondering the same thing.  But there's so much Jerry, and I assume they'd only use Jerry solo music, as Jerry and the Dead are not allowed to work together anymore.
Title: Re: When He Paints His Masterpiece
Post by: ggould on August 09, 2005, 10:59:49 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Jerry and the Dead are not allowed to work together anymore.

Here's an example.  This sticker cannot be sold anymore because the Bears are GD icons, and as such cannot  work with Jerry anymore:

(http://www.gdforum.com/store/stickers/images/ftw.jpg)
Title: Re: When He Paints His Masterpiece
Post by: urth on August 09, 2005, 11:00:39 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
But there's so much Jerry, and I assume they'd only use Jerry solo music, as Jerry and the Dead are not allowed to work together anymore.


Huh? (Outside of the fact that Jerry's dead, that is.) Can you elaborate? (I have a suspicion this has something to do with the Widow Garcia and her management of the estate. Grrrr.)

Nice avatar, btw.
Title: Re: When He Paints His Masterpiece
Post by: Gazoo on August 09, 2005, 11:13:00 AM
Quote from: "urth"
the Widow Garcia


Which one?  I never had that drama sorted out in my head.
Title: Re: When He Paints His Masterpiece
Post by: urth on August 09, 2005, 11:18:28 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
the Widow Garcia


Which one?  I never had that drama sorted out in my head.


The former Ms. Deborah Koons. The one he was married to at the time he died. The gold digger.
Title: Re: When He Paints His Masterpiece
Post by: mshray on August 10, 2005, 08:56:49 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
the Widow Garcia


Which one?  I never had that drama sorted out in my head.


The former Ms. Deborah Koons. The one he was married to at the time he died. The gold digger.


more dish please,  I am woefully ignorant on this topic.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 10, 2005, 09:50:05 AM
Alas my memory is spotty on the specifics of the machinations of Mrs. Garcia-Koons in the wake of her husband's death. I do remember something about her trying to cut Jerry's ex (Carolyn aka Mountain Girl) and his daughters out of the will. I'm pretty sure there were some other misdeeds as well, but not recalling the specifics at the moment. I imagine Geoff could fill in some on this, but given his affiliation with the GD community, I would not blame him at all if he preferred not to do so.

Sounded really great on the Morning show at 9:45, preset: Gimme Shelter, with the fabulous Merry Clayton on backing vocals. Anyone have any memory of her solo take on that song? A friend swears it exists, but I haven't heard it in decades, if ever.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 10, 2005, 09:56:04 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Sounded really great on the Morning show at 9:45, preset: Gimme Shelter, with the fabulous Merry Clayton on backing vocals. Anyone have any memory of her solo take on that song? A friend swears it exists, but I haven't heard it in decades, if ever.


I know I heard it once or twice back in the day.  She probably made more $$$ from her cut on the Dirty Dancing sndtk than she did in the 25 years previous.
Title: the widow
Post by: ggould on August 10, 2005, 09:59:49 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Alas my memory is spotty on the specifics of the machinations of Mrs. Garcia-Koons in the wake of her husband's death. I do remember something about her trying to cut Jerry's ex (Carolyn aka Mountain Girl) and his daughters out of the will. I'm pretty sure there were some other misdeeds as well, but not recalling the specifics at the moment. I imagine Geoff could fill in some on this, but given his affiliation with the GD community, I would not blame him at all if he preferred not to do so.

not much to add.  The trial was on Court  TV at the time I believe and was quite tawdry.  I know some people that swear Koons is a nice person, and I've never met her.  But I draw the line at not letting the image of Jerry mingle with the Dancing Bears!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: princessofcairo on August 10, 2005, 10:11:38 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"


I know I heard it once or twice back in the day.  She probably made more $$$ from her cut on the Dirty Dancing sndtk than she did in the 25 years previous.


merry clayton was on the dirty dancing sndtk?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on August 10, 2005, 10:34:26 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"


I know I heard it once or twice back in the day.  She probably made more $$$ from her cut on the Dirty Dancing sndtk than she did in the 25 years previous.


merry clayton was on the dirty dancing sndtk?


1  "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"  Bill Medley ...  4:47  
2  "Be My Baby"  Ronettes  2:37  
3  "She's Like the Wind"  Patrick Swayze ...  3:51  
4  "Hungry Eyes"  Eric Carmen  4:06  
5  "Stay"  Williams, Maurice & ...  1:34  
6  "Yes"  Merry Clayton  3:15  
7  "You Don't Own Me"  Blow Monkeys  3:00  
8  "Hey! Baby"  Bruce Channel  2:21  
9  "Overload"  Alfie Zappacosta  3:39  
10  "Love Is Strange"  Mickey & Sylvia  2:52  
11  "Where Are You Tonight?"  Tom Johnston  3:59  
12  "In the Still of the Night"  Five Satins  3:03
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 10, 2005, 10:46:21 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"


I know I heard it once or twice back in the day.  She probably made more $$$ from her cut on the Dirty Dancing sndtk than she did in the 25 years previous.


merry clayton was on the dirty dancing sndtk?


1  "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"  Bill Medley ...  4:47  
2  "Be My Baby"  Ronettes  2:37  
3  "She's Like the Wind"  Patrick Swayze ...  3:51  
4  "Hungry Eyes"  Eric Carmen  4:06  
5  "Stay"  Williams, Maurice & ...  1:34  
6  "Yes"  Merry Clayton  3:15  
7  "You Don't Own Me"  Blow Monkeys  3:00  
8  "Hey! Baby"  Bruce Channel  2:21  
9  "Overload"  Alfie Zappacosta  3:39  
10  "Love Is Strange"  Mickey & Sylvia  2:52  
11  "Where Are You Tonight?"  Tom Johnston  3:59  
12  "In the Still of the Night"  Five Satins  3:03


never mind Merry Clayton... who the #@%?!? is Alfie Zappacosta? And the Blow Monkeys did "You Don't Own Me"??  What, the Joan Jett cover wasn't good enough?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 10, 2005, 10:52:52 AM
wow, post-set and we're hearing... the Police!  Mark's observation is right on.  They must be THE fave band of the current target demo.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: princessofcairo on August 10, 2005, 10:53:45 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
never mind Merry Clayton... who the #@%?!? is Alfie Zappacosta? And the Blow Monkeys did "You Don't Own Me"??  What, the Joan Jett cover wasn't good enough?


wow. three new hits from the album, plus three old hits (at least two that were revived: "be my baby" and "love is strange"). the 80's were THE decade for money-making soundtracks.

i would love to hear the blow monkeys version of "you don't own me."
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 10, 2005, 10:57:00 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
never mind Merry Clayton... who the #@%?!? is Alfie Zappacosta? And the Blow Monkeys did "You Don't Own Me"??  What, the Joan Jett cover wasn't good enough?


wow. three new hits from the album, plus three old hits (at least two that were revived: "be my baby" and "love is strange").


Plus the Contours' "Do You Love Me", which actually charted as a single for a second life. They included it on the More Dirty Dancing album, one of the first times (I think; correct me someone) that a sndtk inspired a sequel.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on August 10, 2005, 10:58:50 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
wow, post-set and we're hearing... the Police!  Mark's observation is right on.  They must be THE fave band of the current target demo.


I'll give you 3 more Frink points for that.

And now we are hearing Collective Soul, the song that they overplayed in the weeks preceeding their WingDing appearance, and which I have heard 10 times this month after a long (& mostly welcome) absence.

What the F*CK is up with that!?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on August 10, 2005, 10:59:43 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
never mind Merry Clayton... who the #@%?!? is Alfie Zappacosta? And the Blow Monkeys did "You Don't Own Me"??  What, the Joan Jett cover wasn't good enough?


wow. three new hits from the album, plus three old hits (at least two that were revived: "be my baby" and "love is strange").


Plus the Contours' "Do You Love Me", which actually charted as a single for a second life. They included it on the More Dirty Dancing album, one of the first times (I think; correct me someone) that a sndtk inspired a sequel.


Woodstock & Big Chill, to name a couple.
Title: Re: the widow
Post by: urth on August 10, 2005, 11:00:14 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "urth"
Alas my memory is spotty on the specifics of the machinations of Mrs. Garcia-Koons in the wake of her husband's death. I do remember something about her trying to cut Jerry's ex (Carolyn aka Mountain Girl) and his daughters out of the will. I'm pretty sure there were some other misdeeds as well, but not recalling the specifics at the moment. I imagine Geoff could fill in some on this, but given his affiliation with the GD community, I would not blame him at all if he preferred not to do so.

not much to add.  The trial was on Court  TV at the time I believe and was quite tawdry.  I know some people that swear Koons is a nice person, and I've never met her.  But I draw the line at not letting the image of Jerry mingle with the Dancing Bears!


From http://www.sfmission.com/famous/jerry_garcia.htm:

"Deborah Koons Garcia, who Jerry married on Valentine's Day 1994, came under intense media scrutiny when she contended that neither the marriage to Carolyn Adams nor the one paragraph separation agreement he signed with her were valid. The matter went to trial where the judge strongly disagreed and not only ordered the monthly $20,000-plus payments to Adams Garcia reinstated, he saddled Koons with court costs."

I also found mention of her restraining the surviving members of the band from using the word "grateful" in any of their ongoing projects. Sheesh.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 10, 2005, 11:01:52 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
never mind Merry Clayton... who the #@%?!? is Alfie Zappacosta? And the Blow Monkeys did "You Don't Own Me"??  What, the Joan Jett cover wasn't good enough?


wow. three new hits from the album, plus three old hits (at least two that were revived: "be my baby" and "love is strange").


Plus the Contours' "Do You Love Me", which actually charted as a single for a second life. They included it on the More Dirty Dancing album, one of the first times (I think; correct me someone) that a sndtk inspired a sequel.


Woodstock & Big Chill, to name a couple.


you are correct! 3 Frink points backatcha!  (I shoulda remembered those...)
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: princessofcairo on August 10, 2005, 11:02:50 AM
Quote from: "mshray"


And now we are hearing Collective Soul, the song that they overplayed in the weeks preceeding their WingDing appearance, and which I have heard 10 times this month after a long (& mostly welcome) absence.

What the F*CK is up with that!?


is it "december?" i heard it in togo's on saturday, and noticed i'd been hearing it a lot lately...at least twice on the cross-country drive a couple of weeks ago. is this a conspiracy?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Beej on August 10, 2005, 11:04:05 AM
Quote
is it "december?"

My guess would be he's referring to "Better Now".
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 10, 2005, 11:07:56 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "mshray"


And now we are hearing Collective Soul, the song that they overplayed in the weeks preceeding their WingDing appearance, and which I have heard 10 times this month after a long (& mostly welcome) absence.

What the F*CK is up with that!?


is it "december?" i heard it in togo's on saturday, and noticed i'd been hearing it a lot lately...at least twice on the cross-country drive a couple of weeks ago. is this a conspiracy?


all in-store music services use the same consultants.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on August 10, 2005, 11:36:02 AM
Quote from: "Beej"
Quote
is it "december?"

My guess would be he's referring to "Better Now".


That's the one!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 12, 2005, 07:32:16 AM
yay! Alicat's on the radio! in a contest  to open a shrinkwrapped CD...
Title: was she DQ'ed?
Post by: ggould on August 12, 2005, 07:33:23 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
yay! Alicat's on the radio! in a contest  to open a shrinkwrapped CD...
or just slower than the winner?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 12, 2005, 07:53:33 AM
So they're taking questions sfrom the audience, and someone asks about what they usually wear in the morning, and Greg reveals that Peter doesn't shower. Ewwwwww! TMI!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 12, 2005, 09:07:05 AM
the Pop Quiz included a guy singing an original song -- but WHERE'S poc???
Title: whither Princess?
Post by: ggould on August 12, 2005, 09:20:28 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
the Pop Quiz included a guy singing an original song -- but WHERE'S poc???
I was thinking the same thing.
Title: I'm calling the Police
Post by: urth on August 12, 2005, 09:54:50 AM
Here they are again, just before the set. Which one hopes means we won't be visiting a year in which they might be qualified.

"Every little thing she does is bull****, everything she do just piss me off..."

(I've sung it that way in my head for years....nonetheless I do think it's one of their catchier songs.)
Title: Re: was she DQ'ed?
Post by: mshray on August 12, 2005, 10:12:20 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
yay! Alicat's on the radio! in a contest  to open a shrinkwrapped CD...
or just slower than the winner?


Glad y'all heard that, it was pretty funny.  First Greg asked for the first 3 people who bit hteir nails to come up to the mike, which we were sitting right next to.  Then he had them get on stage, where they had to hang for several minutes until after a traffic report & some commercials.  They were figuring that there would be a contest to see whose nails were the shortest & they were already comparing (& I grabbed Alicat's camera to shoot some pix).  Then Dave said, the hardest thing for you to do must be to open up a new CD, so Greg handed each of them a copy of the latest U2 disc & Renee said, "Ready Set Go!  You have to get all the plastic off."  The other woman immediately started to use her teeth & the said NO!, and then 3 seconds later Ali whipped out her keys & Renee said, "Alicat is CHEATING!"  SO seh dropped the keys and was the first one to pull the CD out of the case, but she didn't get all the plastci tape off, and the lone male contestant was declared the winner.  The gal who tried to use her teeth came in last by a coule of minutes, but all were allowed to keep the CD's.
Title: Re: I'm calling the Police
Post by: princessofcairo on August 12, 2005, 11:01:53 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Here they are again, just before the set. Which one hopes means we won't be visiting a year in which they might be qualified.

"Every little thing she does is bull****, everything she do just piss me off..."

(I've sung it that way in my head for years....nonetheless I do think it's one of their catchier songs.)


i like that version. and i was thinking the same thing when i heard them earlier.
Title: Wallflowers?
Post by: ggould on August 15, 2005, 11:00:35 AM
I was dropping my daughter off at BART this AM around 9:10, and this song sounded like the Wallflowers.  It also sounded like whoever it was should pay some royalties to the George Harrison estate for copping some of those slide licks in the intro.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 17, 2005, 09:04:57 AM
looks like Bowie is giving the Police a run for their money on the KFOG most-played list. Here's "Modern Love" at 9:00, and we heard "Let's Dance" earlier this morning.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 17, 2005, 10:01:18 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
looks like Bowie is giving the Police a run for their money on the KFOG most-played list. Here's "Modern Love" at 9:00, and we heard "Let's Dance" earlier this morning.


The years of, say, 1979 thru about 1982 or 83 seem to be gaining traction in the Great KFOG Concept of "Variety."
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 17, 2005, 10:28:51 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
looks like Bowie is giving the Police a run for their money on the KFOG most-played list. Here's "Modern Love" at 9:00, and we heard "Let's Dance" earlier this morning.


The years of, say, 1979 thru about 1982 or 83 seem to be gaining traction in the Great KFOG Concept of "Variety."


The Money Demo. If you were in high school then, you're now... 40something.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 18, 2005, 08:44:21 AM
Benson the PD is there for New Releases Thurs -- just played something new by Death Cab For Cutie... was amazed when he told where they got their name! I'd've never guessed.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on August 18, 2005, 08:53:15 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Benson the PD is there for New Releases Thurs -- just played something new by Death Cab For Cutie... was amazed when he told where they got their name! I'd've never guessed.


I know "Death Cab for Cutie" as the awful song sung by the awful singer with the awful teeth in the mostly awful "Magical Mystery Tour."  Is that where they got it, or do both have a common source?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 18, 2005, 09:13:30 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Benson the PD is there for New Releases Thurs -- just played something new by Death Cab For Cutie... was amazed when he told where they got their name! I'd've never guessed.


I know "Death Cab for Cutie" as the awful song sung by the awful singer with the awful teeth in the mostly awful "Magical Mystery Tour."  Is that where they got it, or do both have a common source?


I've never seen MMT but "DCFC" is a song by the Bonzo Dog Band (where Neil Innes of Rutles fame got his start) so I assume that was them in MMT.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on August 18, 2005, 09:51:59 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Benson the PD is there for New Releases Thurs -- just played something new by Death Cab For Cutie... was amazed when he told where they got their name! I'd've never guessed.


I know "Death Cab for Cutie" as the awful song sung by the awful singer with the awful teeth in the mostly awful "Magical Mystery Tour."  Is that where they got it, or do both have a common source?


I've never seen MMT but "DCFC" is a song by the Bonzo Dog Band (where Neil Innes of Rutles fame got his start) so I assume that was them in MMT.


You've never seen "Magical Mystery Tour"?  That really should be remedied.  It's bad TV, interminable at times, but it runs well under an hour and the "Your Mother Should Know" tuxes-dancing-down-staircase scene justifies it all.  I recommend it as a double-feature with "Rock & Roll Circus."  If only for completism purposes.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 23, 2005, 07:33:46 AM
Well, Dave's back -- whether he makes it thru the whole show is another question. And whether he does a new 10@10 or leaves us with another "classic" is still another. (He's been doing very little talking in an effort to conserve his voice.)

ETA he went home sick; another "classic" on the way...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 23, 2005, 09:42:31 AM
Did Renee really call "Long Cool Woman" a "classic from Graham Nash"? 'Cause he was long gone by then...

Maybe I misheard?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 23, 2005, 10:38:18 AM
So they're promo-ing this latest Local Scene concert.  that song by Samantha about Frank Sinatra & Stevie Wonder (!) is kinda cool, but the Dub-F/X  song is a total rip of that "La-la-la-la-la" song by the guys who did the theme from "Cops"....
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 23, 2005, 12:21:01 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Did Renee really call "Long Cool Woman" a "classic from Graham Nash"? 'Cause he was long gone by then...

Maybe I misheard?


You didn't mishear. I emailed mornings@kfog... to bust her on it.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 23, 2005, 12:41:58 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Did Renee really call "Long Cool Woman" a "classic from Graham Nash"? 'Cause he was long gone by then...

Maybe I misheard?


You didn't mishear. I emailed mornings@kfog... to bust her on it.


Ha!  No wonder she loves the '80s...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 23, 2005, 07:54:09 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Well, Dave's back -- whether he makes it thru the whole show is another question. And whether he does a new 10@10 or leaves us with another "classic" is still another. (He's been doing very little talking in an effort to conserve his voice.)

ETA he went home sick; another "classic" on the way...


And per Dave's KFOG blog, posted this afternoon:

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Meanwhile...I'll be blogging live on the Morning Show Wednesday and Thursday and will do my very best to be at Friday's LIVE&LOCAL from Santa Clara.


"Blogging live"? Sounds to me like what my coworkers mean when they say they're "working from home." So it looks like "classics" for the remainder of this week as well.

Here's the link to the entire entry:
http://www.kfog.com/Blog/Blog/ViewItem.asp?id=35&Entry=275

Steeling myself for '84 tomorrow.
Title: Put on your thinking caps, gang!
Post by: urth on August 23, 2005, 08:48:51 PM
OK, I am calling on the collective consciousness and wisdom of the folks on this board to help me out with a puzzle that pertains directly to 10@10.

Specifically, I'm compiling a list of songs for my soon-to-be-requested birthday set (hopefully to air on Sept 16), which I've decided will be a 70s power-pop vertical tasting (70 thru 79). For the most part, I haven't had any trouble coming up with plenty of songs, but the issue arises when it comes to avoiding duplicating any one artist. I've narrowed my picks for each year, but because of the no-dupes rule (self-imposed, I admit), I'm drawing blanks for 1971 and 1975.

So, what I need from you are suggestions of great power pop songs that were released or charted in 1971 and 1975, that are not by any of the following artists:

Badfinger
Raspberries
Sweet
Todd Rundgren

The other artists I've chosen didn't have hits in those years anyway.

Thanks, gang.
Title: Re: Put on your thinking caps, gang!
Post by: ggould on August 23, 2005, 10:09:55 PM
Quote from: "urth"
OK, I am calling on the collective consciousness and wisdom of the folks on this board to help me out with a puzzle that pertains directly to 10@10.

Specifically, I'm compiling a list of songs for my soon-to-be-requested birthday set (hopefully to air on Sept 16), which I've decided will be a 70s power-pop vertical tasting (70 thru 79). For the most part, I haven't had any trouble coming up with plenty of songs, but the issue arises when it comes to avoiding duplicating any one artist. I've narrowed my picks for each year, but because of the no-dupes rule (self-imposed, I admit), I'm drawing blanks for 1971 and 1975.

So, what I need from you are suggestions of great power pop songs that were released or charted in 1971 and 1975, that are not by any of the following artists:

Badfinger
Raspberries
Sweet
Todd Rundgren

The other artists I've chosen didn't have hits in those years anyway.

Thanks, gang.

I guess I don't know the exact definition of power pop, so I don't know who to suggest.
Title: Re: Put on your thinking caps, gang!
Post by: RGMike on August 23, 2005, 10:10:40 PM
Quote from: "urth"
So, what I need from you are suggestions of great power pop songs that were released or charted in 1971 and 1975, that are not by any of the following artists:

Badfinger
Raspberries
Sweet
Todd Rundgren


I guess the Osmonds don't count, eh?  :wink:

Would you settle for the Grassroots' "Temptation Eyes" or "Sooner or Later" in '71? Or maybe T.Rex, "Ride a White Swan"? My first thought was "Fresh as a Daisy" by Emmitt Rhodes but good luck getting Dave to pull that one out.

And '75 is tough... "Butter Boy" by Fanny? "Magic" by Pilot?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 24, 2005, 08:24:05 AM
Morey Held Hostage, Day 9:  Dave's participating in the Morning Show by blogging.  And Greg let slip that Dave's seeing someone named "Ramon". Why are we not surprised? LOL!

ETA: I posted a comment on Dave's blog... here's how it came out:

"Dave,

We miss you terribly. 10@10 "cl * ics" can only go so far. Methinks you're having way too much fun for somebody who's sick :-)"

Yes -- their system censored the "ass" in the middle of the word "classic"!
I also used the 10@10 board as my "homepage" on the form, so there's a link to it under my post -- we may get a few new visitors...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 24, 2005, 09:47:52 AM
KFOG just played New Radicals "You Get What You Give", nice to hear that after a spell of it not being in heavy rotation.  Went to look it up on Top40 db and was astounded to see it only got as far as #36 in Billboard.

10:00 meeting today so I'll have to miss the latest "classic" (or "Cl * ic" as the KFOG blog would say).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: princessofcairo on August 24, 2005, 11:07:48 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"


Yes -- their system censored the "ass" in the middle of the word "classic"!


smells like discserver...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Beej on August 24, 2005, 11:23:33 AM
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Yes -- their system censored the "ass" in the middle of the word "classic"!

How embarr***ing
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: princessofcairo on August 24, 2005, 11:34:33 AM
Quote from: "Beej"
Quote
Yes -- their system censored the "ass" in the middle of the word "classic"!

How embarr***ing


maybe even cr***. but certainly p***ive agressive.
Title: Re: Put on your thinking caps, gang!
Post by: Gaz at da Voice on August 24, 2005, 11:39:02 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
So, what I need from you are suggestions of great power pop songs that were released or charted in 1971 and 1975, that are not by any of the following artists:

Badfinger
Raspberries
Sweet
Todd Rundgren


I guess the Osmonds don't count, eh?  :wink:

Would you settle for the Grassroots' "Temptation Eyes" or "Sooner or Later" in '71? Or maybe T.Rex, "Ride a White Swan"? My first thought was "Fresh as a Daisy" by Emmitt Rhodes but good luck getting Dave to pull that one out.

And '75 is tough... "Butter Boy" by Fanny? "Magic" by Pilot?


Was the Flamin' Groovies' "Shake Some Action" '75 or '76?  That one needs to be in the set.

1975, you could go with Dwight Twilley's "I'm on Fire," though its borderline-Katrina status makes it a question mark.

For '71, I like the "Ride a White Swan" suggestion, though Dave might be more amenable to "Jeepster."
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 24, 2005, 11:44:40 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Beej"
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Yes -- their system censored the "ass" in the middle of the word "classic"!

How embarr***ing


maybe even cr***. but certainly p***ive agressive.


even better: someone else posted something about Sweetwater and (you're way ahead of me, aren't you?) it took the "twat" out of SweeTWATer.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: princessofcairo on August 24, 2005, 11:59:46 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"


even better: someone else posted something about Sweetwater and (you're way ahead of me, aren't you?) it took the "twat" out of SweeTWATer.


if i have to figure out which "expletive" was omitted, it's not worth the trouble of omitting it in the first place.
Title: Re: Put on your thinking caps, gang!
Post by: urth on August 24, 2005, 12:29:26 PM
Quote from: "Gaz at da Voice"


Was the Flamin' Groovies' "Shake Some Action" '75 or '76?  That one needs to be in the set.


Worry not. It is--1976.

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1975, you could go with Dwight Twilley's "I'm on Fire," though its borderline-Katrina status makes it a question mark.

For '71, I like the "Ride a White Swan" suggestion, though Dave might be more amenable to "Jeepster."


For some reason, Twilley just doesn't ring with me as a power-pop tune. Besides, it's one of the many tunes on the aforementioned Rhino collections, which I am trying to draw from only sparingly. But Mike's suggestion of the Pilot tune might work, indeed.

And I'll look at the T.Rex catalog--I can't recall Ride a White Swan off the top of my head, but it might be a good candidate, ditto Jeepster.

For a bit I considered doing a latter-day power pop set (late 80s and 90s, stuff like Velvet Crush, Matthew Sweet, Jellyfish, the dBs, Honeydogs, Brilliant Mistakes, to name a few) but I figured most of those bands are things few Fogheads would recognize and would lessen my chances of getting my set played.
Title: Re: Put on your thinking caps, gang!
Post by: RGMike on August 24, 2005, 01:52:52 PM
Quote from: "urth"
For some reason, Twilley just doesn't ring with me as a power-pop tune. Besides, it's one of the many tunes on the aforementioned Rhino collections, which I am trying to draw from only sparingly.


Now, if you were going as far as '82, you could request former Twilley bandmate Phil Seymour's "Precious To Me", a great pop single that I've bugged Dave for on more than one occasion.
Title: Re: Put on your thinking caps, gang!
Post by: Gazoo on August 24, 2005, 08:52:35 PM
Quote from: "urth"
For a bit I considered doing a latter-day power pop set (late 80s and 90s, stuff like Velvet Crush, Matthew Sweet, Jellyfish, the dBs, Honeydogs, Brilliant Mistakes, to name a few) but I figured most of those bands are things few Fogheads would recognize and would lessen my chances of getting my set played.


You'd definitely want something from the Outfield (pref. "Your Love") in such a set.  I don't think they get enough credit for being a part of that mini-revival.  Teenage Fanclub would also show up, right?

P.S. re: Honeydogs: I bought Seen a Ghost on recommendations a few years ago and didn't like it.  Would I like something else from them better?  I'm not sure I want to write them off just yet, and I think you have a good grasp of my tastes.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 25, 2005, 08:51:39 AM
New Neil Young on New Releases Thursday. The album is called Prairie Wind and it's very Harvest... Harvest Moon. Nice.

PD Dave Benson said  "I'm gonna blog this from home next week", and Renee said "No. DON'T do that!" LOL!

ETA: I gather from Dave's blog that they also played the new Leo Kottke album?  Could it be that KPIG is starting to exert an influence ?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 25, 2005, 09:41:48 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
New Neil Young on New Releases Thursday. The album is called Prairie Wind and it's very Harvest... Harvest Moon. Nice.

PD Dave Benson said  "I'm gonna blog this from home next week", and Renee said "No. DON'T do that!" LOL!

ETA: I gather from Dave's blog that they also played the new Leo Kottke album?  Could it be that KPIG is starting to exert an influence ?


Guess Renee is feeling a little sensitive after Dave posted that lovely pic of her putting on her bowling shoes yesterday.

Yes, Benson played Leo Kottke, but it was a duet with Mike Gordon (ex-Phish bassist) and they were covering "Sweet Emotion." It was kinda interesting, but not revelatory.

Re Neil, had an email from a friend who's a buyer for a large but troubled record chain that's based in the central valley. He and a colleague were flown to Nashville to see Neil perform the new record at the Ryman Auditorium. Said it was amazing, very moving. Just based on the fact that they were promo'ing it in Nashville I figured he was back in his acoustic, folky guise.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 25, 2005, 09:59:57 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Yes, Benson played Leo Kottke, but it was a duet with Mike Gordon (ex-Phish bassist) and they were covering "Sweet Emotion." It was kinda interesting, but not revelatory.


I'm guessing the whole album is covers? Because KPIG is playing his version of the old Cimarron hit "Rings".
Title: Re: Put on your thinking caps, gang!
Post by: Anonymous on August 25, 2005, 03:35:40 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
For a bit I considered doing a latter-day power pop set (late 80s and 90s, stuff like Velvet Crush, Matthew Sweet, Jellyfish, the dBs, Honeydogs, Brilliant Mistakes, to name a few) but I figured most of those bands are things few Fogheads would recognize and would lessen my chances of getting my set played.


You'd definitely want something from the Outfield (pref. "Your Love") in such a set.  I don't think they get enough credit for being a part of that mini-revival.  Teenage Fanclub would also show up, right?


I'll have to reacquaint myself with the Outfield. I remember the name, and I think I recall liking their stuff, but I don't think I own any.

Yes, the Fannies would def. be in any latterday power-pop set, probably something from Songs from Northern Britain. Which I am listening to right now, by no small coincidence.

Quote from: "Gazoo"
P.S. re: Honeydogs: I bought Seen a Ghost on recommendations a few years ago and didn't like it.  Would I like something else from them better?  I'm not sure I want to write them off just yet, and I think you have a good grasp of my tastes.


Re Honeydogs, if you didn't dig Seen a Ghost, you might try to find a copy of Everything I Bet You although it might not be an easy find as I'm not sure it's in print (it was a later Twin-tone release). I really dug it though. Their last two efforts, Here's Luck and 10,000 Years both had good moments (particularly the latter), but neither was a good consistent work.

Also, if you run across a copy, pick up All Hands & the Cook by the Brilliant Mistakes. They're from Brooklyn, so it should be readily availabel to you.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 25, 2005, 03:37:40 PM
Whoops, that was me above, in case you couldn't tell. I coulda sworn I was logged in--I had been earlier.
Title: Re: Put on your thinking caps, gang!
Post by: princessofcairo on August 26, 2005, 07:59:19 AM
Quote from: "urth"

I'll have to reacquaint myself with the Outfield. I remember the name, and I think I recall liking their stuff, but I don't think I own any.



yeah, the outfield is a good call. what was their other hit? something else with the world "love" in it. try the manic street preachers' lifeblood album, too. and starsailor's silence is easy album. though i'm never quite sure where powerpop ends and modern rock begins.
Title: Re: Put on your thinking caps, gang!
Post by: RGMike on August 26, 2005, 08:13:18 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i'm never quite sure where powerpop ends and modern rock begins.


hang a left at the Dandy Warhols...
Title: Re: Put on your thinking caps, gang!
Post by: princessofcairo on August 26, 2005, 09:02:10 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i'm never quite sure where powerpop ends and modern rock begins.


hang a left at the Dandy Warhols...


you know - i've never heard their stuff.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 26, 2005, 09:09:21 AM
so they're "live & Local" at somebody's house in Santa Clara.  The local musical guest is Owen Harrington, and Dave keeps calling him "Owen MacGregor". LOL!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: princessofcairo on August 26, 2005, 09:12:59 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
so they're "live & Local" at somebody's house in Santa Clara.  The local musical guest is Owen Harrington, and Dave keeps calling him "Owen MacGregor". LOL!


that's "eoin."
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 26, 2005, 09:31:44 AM
Dave's voice is going downhill rapidly -- I don't think I can stand another week of "cl***ics"!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 26, 2005, 09:35:44 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Dave's voice is going downhill rapidly -- I don't think I can stand another week of "cl***ics"!


He actually sounded OK at around 7 this morning, but yeah, now he's getting kinda rough around the vocal chords.  That's what he gets for coming off the DL so soon--he shoulda taken today off too--screw the remote broadcast.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on August 26, 2005, 10:02:28 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Dave's voice is going downhill rapidly -- I don't think I can stand another week of "cl***ics"!


He actually sounded OK at around 7 this morning, but yeah, now he's getting kinda rough around the vocal chords.  That's what he gets for coming off the DL so soon--he shoulda taken today off too--screw the remote broadcast.


Maybe he shoulda, but no way he woulda.  Have you heard him creaming his pants over all the antique audio equipment in this house they're at?  He woulda shown up even if he'd been on life support.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 26, 2005, 10:15:06 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Dave's voice is going downhill rapidly -- I don't think I can stand another week of "cl***ics"!


He actually sounded OK at around 7 this morning, but yeah, now he's getting kinda rough around the vocal chords.  That's what he gets for coming off the DL so soon--he shoulda taken today off too--screw the remote broadcast.


Maybe he shoulda, but no way he woulda.  Have you heard him creaming his pants over all the antique audio equipment in this house they're at?  He woulda shown up even if he'd been on life support.


Nope, I must've been in the shower during that part or something, but that explains why they picked this place. I heard something about a bunch of old 78s though.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 26, 2005, 10:17:57 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Dave's voice is going downhill rapidly -- I don't think I can stand another week of "cl***ics"!


He actually sounded OK at around 7 this morning, but yeah, now he's getting kinda rough around the vocal chords.  That's what he gets for coming off the DL so soon--he shoulda taken today off too--screw the remote broadcast.


Maybe he shoulda, but no way he woulda.  Have you heard him creaming his pants over all the antique audio equipment in this house they're at?  He woulda shown up even if he'd been on life support.


Nope, I must've been in the shower during that part or something, but that explains why they picked this place. I heard something about a bunch of old 78s though.


10,000 78s to be exact. And player pianos and tons of Laaurel & Hardy memorabilia. (the woman knows Stan Laurel's daughter personally).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 26, 2005, 05:13:26 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Dave's voice is going downhill rapidly -- I don't think I can stand another week of "cl***ics"!


He actually sounded OK at around 7 this morning, but yeah, now he's getting kinda rough around the vocal chords.  That's what he gets for coming off the DL so soon--he shoulda taken today off too--screw the remote broadcast.


Maybe he shoulda, but no way he woulda.  Have you heard him creaming his pants over all the antique audio equipment in this house they're at?  He woulda shown up even if he'd been on life support.


Nope, I must've been in the shower during that part or something, but that explains why they picked this place. I heard something about a bunch of old 78s though.


10,000 78s to be exact. And player pianos and tons of Laaurel & Hardy memorabilia. (the woman knows Stan Laurel's daughter personally).


You weren't kidding about Dave getting all twitterpated about the various aging audio gear at the site of this morning's remote:

http://www.kfog.com/Blog/Blog/ViewItem.asp?Entry=293&id=35
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 31, 2005, 09:21:37 AM
So I've got a 9:30 meeting this am, which means I'll likely only catch the last few songs of the set, if that. Hoping it's 73, for your sake; fearful it'll be 92.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 01, 2005, 08:07:21 AM
the KFOG player's not working for the second day -- I've emailed them about it.
Title: Football pool 2005?
Post by: urth on September 07, 2005, 12:13:58 PM
Hey, any interest in doing the KFOG football pool again this year? If so, first game is tomorrow night, so we should get moving.
Title: Re: Football pool 2005?
Post by: urth on September 07, 2005, 01:22:01 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Hey, any interest in doing the KFOG football pool again this year? If so, first game is tomorrow night, so we should get moving.


OK, I started a group for us, just in case anyone is into it.

The Group Code Number is: 1391
The Group Password is: tambourine

Anyone have emails for airbrush or rastermon? Or Mark's bro Chris?
Title: Re: Football pool 2005?
Post by: Gazoo on September 07, 2005, 01:50:18 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "urth"
Hey, any interest in doing the KFOG football pool again this year? If so, first game is tomorrow night, so we should get moving.


OK, I started a group for us, just in case anyone is into it.

The Group Code Number is: 1391
The Group Password is: tambourine

Anyone have emails for airbrush or rastermon? Or Mark's bro Chris?


I just entered, and I'd like to suggest we start a separate thread for this.

Meantime, here's what I picked:

 NE     WAS     CIN     DEN     HOU     CAR     KC     SEA     MIN     PIT     NYG     SD     GB     STL     IND     PHI     (49)
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Beej on September 07, 2005, 01:53:40 PM
I'm a football-idiot. I know nothing. Ironic, then, that your password is: (whisper) tambourine....
Title: Re: Football pool 2005?
Post by: RGMike on September 07, 2005, 01:55:09 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "urth"
Hey, any interest in doing the KFOG football pool again this year? If so, first game is tomorrow night, so we should get moving.


OK, I started a group for us, just in case anyone is into it.

The Group Code Number is: 1391
The Group Password is: tambourine

Anyone have emails for airbrush or rastermon? Or Mark's bro Chris?


I just entered, and I'd like to suggest we start a separate thread for this.



good idea!

I signed up -- my first year, actually -- and here be da pix:

 NE  WAS  CIN  DEN  BUF  CAR  KC  SEA  MIN  PIT  NYG  DAL  GB  STL  IND  PHI  41  

Gaz, we're identical except for 2 and the tie-breaker.
Title: Re: Football pool 2005?
Post by: urth on September 07, 2005, 02:37:09 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "urth"
Hey, any interest in doing the KFOG football pool again this year? If so, first game is tomorrow night, so we should get moving.


OK, I started a group for us, just in case anyone is into it.

The Group Code Number is: 1391
The Group Password is: tambourine

Anyone have emails for airbrush or rastermon? Or Mark's bro Chris?


I just entered, and I'd like to suggest we start a separate thread for this.



good idea!

I signed up -- my first year, actually -- and here be da pix:

 NE  WAS  CIN  DEN  BUF  CAR  KC  SEA  MIN  PIT  NYG  DAL  GB  STL  IND  PHI  41  

Gaz, we're identical except for 2 and the tie-breaker.


Yep, thanks for taking care of that, guys! I figured if it caught on we should make it a separate thread. So be it! (I'll post my picks later.)

Looks like they have updated the app KFOG's using to track their entries too--you can look ahead to future weeks' games, and one assumes, look back too.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 07, 2005, 05:04:33 PM
Quote from: "Beej"
I'm a football-idiot.


Ahhh, a fellow Raider Fan!  Right on, Beej! :lol:  :roll:  :twisted:
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Beej on September 07, 2005, 05:15:18 PM
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Ahhh, a fellow Raider Fan! Right on, Beej!

LOL! No, I'm just an idiot-idiot.

But, I must say- I admire the costumed creativity of Raiders fans.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on September 08, 2005, 09:21:53 AM
Roger McGuinn is on KFOG right now, very interesting.  He kicked it off by playing a very nice version of "Turn, Turn, Turn".

Get this, he has glaucoma!  How could that be possible?  You'd think all those guys from the 60's would be immune.
Title: Re: Put on your thinking caps, gang!
Post by: urth on September 10, 2005, 07:40:22 PM
Ah, crap. Just catching up on posts here and such (was off work yesterday, but ended up staying in town--long story, will tell you later).

Anyway, I went over to DM's blog page to see what he'd posted lately, and there's a big picture of a can of Spam on a beach in Hawaii and the notation "On Vacation-be back Monday 9-19." So I guess looks like Dave's gonna be sucking up Mai Tais in Maui and I'm SOL for a birthday set this year. It should have been this coming Friday. Damn.

Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Gaz at da Voice"


Was the Flamin' Groovies' "Shake Some Action" '75 or '76?  That one needs to be in the set.


Worry not. It is--1976.

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1975, you could go with Dwight Twilley's "I'm on Fire," though its borderline-Katrina status makes it a question mark.

For '71, I like the "Ride a White Swan" suggestion, though Dave might be more amenable to "Jeepster."


For some reason, Twilley just doesn't ring with me as a power-pop tune. Besides, it's one of the many tunes on the aforementioned Rhino collections, which I am trying to draw from only sparingly. But Mike's suggestion of the Pilot tune might work, indeed.

And I'll look at the T.Rex catalog--I can't recall Ride a White Swan off the top of my head, but it might be a good candidate, ditto Jeepster.

For a bit I considered doing a latter-day power pop set (late 80s and 90s, stuff like Velvet Crush, Matthew Sweet, Jellyfish, the dBs, Honeydogs, Brilliant Mistakes, to name a few) but I figured most of those bands are things few Fogheads would recognize and would lessen my chances of getting my set played.
Title: Re: Put on your thinking caps, gang!
Post by: RGMike on September 11, 2005, 10:37:10 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Ah, crap. Just catching up on posts here and such (was off work yesterday, but ended up staying in town--long story, will tell you later).

Anyway, I went over to DM's blog page to see what he'd posted lately, and there's a big picture of a can of Spam on a beach in Hawaii and the notation "On Vacation-be back Monday 9-19." So I guess looks like Dave's gonna be sucking up Mai Tais in Maui and I'm SOL for a birthday set this year. It should have been this coming Friday. Damn.


 :cry:  :cry:  :cry:

Sorry bub.  Dave gets to go on vacay after taking nearly 2 weeks of sick time?  I wanna work there!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 23, 2005, 08:42:12 AM
Dunno if it was deliberate, but they followed today's discussion (with Krukow) of the Giants/Barry Bonds with "Tales of Brave Ulysses". LOL!
Title: New Neil Young
Post by: mshray on September 24, 2005, 10:34:27 AM
Hey everybody, tomorrow at 11:00, as part of acoustic sunrise, Rosalie wil be playing the new Neil album in its entirety "with Neils blessing".

Just thought you should know.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 01, 2005, 11:42:32 AM
Grace Slick Alert!!!

She'll be on the KFOG morning show this coming Fri, Oct 7th. Not sure what she's plugging. Set yer alarm, Gaz.

Speaking of morning show guests, remember during the brouhaha over Steve Earle's Chevy commercial, when Fogheads were giving their opinions?  Peter said "He'll be in town soon and he'll be up here, so we'll be sure to ask him about it." Well... he's in town this week for The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and he doesn't seem to have scheduled a visit to KFOG. He must REALLY not wanna talk about that damn commerical.  :wink:
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on October 02, 2005, 05:56:50 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Grace Slick Alert!!!

She'll be on the KFOG morning show this coming Fri, Oct 7th. Not sure what she's plugging. Set yer alarm, Gaz.


OOH!  Good lookin' out - thanks!  My bet is that she's got a new art exhibit.  Unless she's actually going to be a part of that Oct. 30 fest, which I highly doubt.  What time should I tune in -- 6am PST/9am EST?  I'll be up early Friday morning anyway, as I have an extra double-shift at the Voice (since Columbus Day is a holiday for the paper, we have to close next week's issue early).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 02, 2005, 07:45:19 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
What time should I tune in -- 6am PST/9am EST?  I'll be up early Friday morning anyway, as I have an extra double-shift at the Voice (since Columbus Day is a holiday for the paper, we have to close next week's issue early).


It's hard to say... their scheduling always baffles me (I've often missed interesting stuff because it aired betw 7 & 7:30 when I'm on BART). So I'd be there from the beginning to make sure.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on October 07, 2005, 05:40:19 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Grace Slick Alert!!!

She'll be on the KFOG morning show this coming Fri, Oct 7th. Not sure what she's plugging. Set yer alarm, Gaz.


Bad news: I wasn't able to connect to KFOG online last night or this morning.  Either streamaudio is fucked up, or my computer is (and there's reason to think the latter; I got a new printer and its software hasn't been playing nicely with my antiquated computer).  Anyone know if streamaudio is down?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on October 07, 2005, 05:42:21 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Grace Slick Alert!!!

She'll be on the KFOG morning show this coming Fri, Oct 7th. Not sure what she's plugging. Set yer alarm, Gaz.


Bad news: I wasn't able to connect to KFOG online last night or this morning.  Either streamaudio is fucked up, or my computer is (and there's reason to think the latter; I got a new printer and its software hasn't been playing nicely with my antiquated computer).  Anyone know if streamaudio is down?


P.S.  WDRV isn't working for me either.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 07, 2005, 07:34:21 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Grace Slick Alert!!!

She'll be on the KFOG morning show this coming Fri, Oct 7th. Not sure what she's plugging. Set yer alarm, Gaz.


Bad news: I wasn't able to connect to KFOG online last night or this morning.  Either streamaudio is fucked up, or my computer is (and there's reason to think the latter; I got a new printer and its software hasn't been playing nicely with my antiquated computer).  Anyone know if streamaudio is down?


P.S.  WDRV isn't working for me either.


If neither is working, then it's probably you.  I'm getting KFOG fine; I switched from the Peak because they were doing 10 by U2 and I didn't really care.

But re: Grace, no mention of her was made on the Morning Show -- Tommy Chong's the big (?) guest today. So she musta cancelled.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on October 07, 2005, 08:51:35 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
But re: Grace, no mention of her was made on the Morning Show -- Tommy Chong's the big (?) guest today. So she musta cancelled.


He apparently got lost & hasn't shown up yet.  Dave just asked Irish Greg if they could still bring Chong up at least for a minute to autograph his Bobby Taylor & The Vancuovers record.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 07, 2005, 08:52:54 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
But re: Grace, no mention of her was made on the Morning Show -- Tommy Chong's the big (?) guest today. So she musta cancelled.


He apparently got lost & hasn't shown up yet.  Dave just asked Irish Greg if they could still bring Chong up at least for a minute to autograph his Bobby Taylor & The Vancuovers record.


"Does your mama know how to get to KFOG...?"
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on October 13, 2005, 09:59:32 AM
DM just mentioned that they'll be talking to Roger Waters on the morning show tomorrow (Friday). So don't say no one warned ya...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 13, 2005, 10:53:30 AM
Quote from: "urth"
DM just mentioned that they'll be talking to Roger Waters on the morning show tomorrow (Friday). So don't say no one warned ya...


He's maiking the rounds -- heard someone else promo a visit... KBCO? CG?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on October 13, 2005, 10:57:18 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
DM just mentioned that they'll be talking to Roger Waters on the morning show tomorrow (Friday). So don't say no one warned ya...


He's maiking the rounds -- heard someone else promo a visit... KBCO? CG?


I think I heard him on CG last week or the week before, now that you mention it. He's got a classical work out, I think.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on October 14, 2005, 08:36:15 AM
I listened. Apparently there's more and you can stream from the morning page. I liked what I heard. Plus he's a Neil Young fan. I wouldn't mind hearing his operatic work.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 18, 2005, 11:37:11 PM
For those who don't get the "KFOG e-mail", the latest KFOG Listener Survey is here:

http://surveys.supersurvey.com/survey-bin/surveys/s24144.pl?surveykey=1140931
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 08, 2005, 09:48:14 AM
Good gawd, the Mother of All Katrinas is in regular KFOG rotation now? They just played it, back-to-back with "I'll Melt With You". Yeesh.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on November 10, 2005, 04:08:04 PM
Kind of a twisted tale in Rosalie's blog, of all places. Written by her husband, lots of musical references:

http://www.kfog.com/Blog/Blog/ViewItem.asp?Entry=451&id=38
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on November 11, 2005, 12:33:45 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Kind of a twisted tale in Rosalie's blog, of all places. Written by her husband, lots of musical references:

http://www.kfog.com/Blog/Blog/ViewItem.asp?Entry=451&id=38


That story is absolute genius (I know, I've used that word a lot tonight), and I hope he'll get it published in a few more places!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 11, 2005, 07:32:35 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
Kind of a twisted tale in Rosalie's blog, of all places. Written by her husband, lots of musical references:

http://www.kfog.com/Blog/Blog/ViewItem.asp?Entry=451&id=38


That story is absolute genius (I know, I've used that word a lot tonight), and I hope he'll get it published in a few more places!


It is quite good (I dunno about "genius").  Makes up for Rosalie's odd rant about sidewalk cafes.

Tommy Boyce killed himself?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Anonymous on November 23, 2005, 06:52:15 PM
Check out Dave's current blog. It should be of particular interest to Gaz, for reasons that will be obvious:

http://www.kfog.com/blog/blog/Main.asp?id=35&Entry=500
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on November 23, 2005, 06:54:30 PM
Quote from: "Anonymous"
Check out Dave's current blog. It should be of particular interest to Gaz, for reasons that will be obvious:

http://www.kfog.com/blog/blog/Main.asp?id=35&Entry=500


Er, that was me. Oops.

But while I'm here, happy Thanksgiving to one and all hereabouts. Have a peaceful and safe holiday. See you back here on Monday.
Jim
Title: Lennon day...
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on December 06, 2005, 09:27:31 AM
They're doing a special Lennon tribute for this Thursday's Morning show (not necessarily 10@10).  Lot's of Beatles, John, covers, whatever.  And they say you can't try to "bust" them for playing a Beatles song that is actually a "Paul" song.

Anyway, they are asking for ideas and comments -- lennon@kfog.com.
Title: Re: Lennon day...
Post by: Gazoo on December 06, 2005, 09:57:18 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
They're doing a special Lennon tribute for this Thursday's Morning show (not necessarily 10@10).  Lot's of Beatles, John, covers, whatever.  And they say you can't try to "bust" them for playing a Beatles song that is actually a "Paul" song.

Anyway, they are asking for ideas and comments -- lennon@kfog.com.


I think they should go all John solo for 10@10 that day:

1. (Just Like) Starting Over
2. Stand By Me
3. Jealous Guy
4. Beautiful Boy (or God, if they're feeling saucy)
5. Whatever Gets You Through the Night
6. something confrontational: either John Sinclair or Woman Is the Nigger of the World
7. Instant Karma
8. Woman
9. #9 Dream
10. Watching the Wheels
Title: Re: Lennon day...
Post by: RGMike on December 06, 2005, 10:01:03 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "Rod"
They're doing a special Lennon tribute for this Thursday's Morning show (not necessarily 10@10).  Lot's of Beatles, John, covers, whatever.  And they say you can't try to "bust" them for playing a Beatles song that is actually a "Paul" song.

Anyway, they are asking for ideas and comments -- lennon@kfog.com.


I think they should go all John solo for 10@10 that day:

1. (Just Like) Starting Over
2. Stand By Me
3. Jealous Guy
4. Beautiful Boy (or God, if they're feeling saucy)
5. Whatever Gets You Through the Night
6. something confrontational: either John Sinclair or Woman Is the Nigger of the World
7. Instant Karma
8. Woman
9. #9 Dream
10. Watching the Wheels


No way they'd do 10 Johns w/out "Imagine". I'd vote for "Power to the People" meself.  I'd kill to hear WITNOTW, tho'.  That barely got airplay when it was new, much less since.
Title: Re: Lennon day...
Post by: Gazoo on December 06, 2005, 10:08:33 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
No way they'd do 10 Johns w/out "Imagine". I'd vote for "Power to the People" meself.  I kill to hear WITNOTW, tho'.  That barely got airplay when it was new, much less since.


How I forgot about "Imagine," I've no idea.  But I agree on "Power to the People."

P.S.  Been listening to "Walking on Thin Ice" a lot this week.  A Talking Heads cover of that would have been utterly fascinating.
Title: Re: Lennon day...
Post by: urth on December 06, 2005, 11:24:16 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "Rod"
They're doing a special Lennon tribute for this Thursday's Morning show (not necessarily 10@10).  Lot's of Beatles, John, covers, whatever.  And they say you can't try to "bust" them for playing a Beatles song that is actually a "Paul" song.

Anyway, they are asking for ideas and comments -- lennon@kfog.com.


I think they should go all John solo for 10@10 that day:

1. (Just Like) Starting Over
2. Stand By Me
3. Jealous Guy
4. Beautiful Boy (or God, if they're feeling saucy)
5. Whatever Gets You Through the Night
6. something confrontational: either John Sinclair or Woman Is the Nigger of the World
7. Instant Karma
8. Woman
9. #9 Dream
10. Watching the Wheels


No way they'd do 10 Johns w/out "Imagine". I'd vote for "Power to the People" meself.  I'd kill to hear WITNOTW, tho'.  That barely got airplay when it was new, much less since.


I'd drop How Do You Sleep in your #6 confrontational slot. Take that, Paulie.
Title: Re: Lennon day...
Post by: RGMike on December 06, 2005, 11:44:55 AM
Quote from: "urth"
I'd drop How Do You Sleep in your #6 confrontational slot. Take that, Paulie.


LOL! "The only thing you did was 'Yesterday'" indeed!  Meow Meow!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 06, 2005, 01:10:47 PM
BTW, CG will be airing a long-lost 1974 interview with John on Thurs at 3pm our time.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on December 06, 2005, 01:28:34 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
BTW, CG will be airing a long-lost 1974 interview with John on Thurs at 3pm our time.


Don't you mean "a 1974 interview with a long-lost John"?  That was his year of living dangerously ...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on December 06, 2005, 07:44:30 PM
Anyone else get a package from KFOG in today's mail? I arrived home to find a copy of the recent Live From the Archives 12 cd in my mailbox along with a form letter, signed by DM, thanking me for my loyalty and all the usual "fogheads are great" line of bull. It must be a mailing to random registered fogheads--there are far too many Fogheads to send one to each--it would kill sales. Although maybe sales have stalled--the letter encouraged me to tell friends to go get a copy, or buy them as Xmas gifts.

Still, glad I didn't go buy a copy.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on December 06, 2005, 07:58:03 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Anyone else get a package from KFOG in today's mail? I arrived home to find a copy of the recent Live From the Archives 12 cd in my mailbox along with a form letter, signed by DM, thanking me for my loyalty and all the usual "fogheads are great" line of bull. It must be a mailing to random registered fogheads--there are far too many Fogheads to send one to each--it would kill sales. Although maybe sales have stalled--the letter encouraged me to tell friends to go get a copy, or buy them as Xmas gifts.

Still, glad I didn't go buy a copy.


It's not new to this year -- KFOG sent me a CD under similar auspices in 2001 (Vol. 8).  Must be a random-luckies thing.  Embarrassingly, I see now that I never did open the CD from its cellowrap -- I must have figured I'd give it to someone as a gift, and just never got around to it.  D'oh!  :shock:
Title: Re: Lennon day...
Post by: RGMike on December 07, 2005, 01:43:41 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
I'd drop How Do You Sleep in your #6 confrontational slot. Take that, Paulie.


LOL! "The only thing you did was 'Yesterday'" indeed!  Meow Meow!


Here's CG's listener poll of the Top 40 Lennon tunes. "How Do You Sleep" made the cut (at #40), but no WITNOTW.  Nice to see "New York City" on the list - "que pasa, New York" indeed!

http://www.capitalgold.com/Article.asp?id=152310
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on December 07, 2005, 03:24:19 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
BTW, CG will be airing a long-lost 1974 interview with John on Thurs at 3pm our time.


Don't you mean "a 1974 interview with a long-lost John"?  That was his year of living dangerously ...


Been listening to WFUV via their iTunes channel, and they too are having a special tribute to John Lennon tomorrow, particularly during their morning show from 6 am to 10 am (ET) and during Dennis Elsas' (a former WNEW jock, right Mike?) afternoon gig, from 2 to 6pm (ET).

So you could listen to KFOG til 10@10 is done, catch Elsas' show til 3 PT and then switch over to CG for the Lost Interview.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 07, 2005, 03:49:25 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Been listening to WFUV via their iTunes channel, and they too are having a special tribute to John Lennon tomorrow, particularly during their morning show from 6 am to 10 am (ET) and during Dennis Elsas' (a former WNEW jock, right Mike?) afternoon gig, from 2 to 6pm (ET).


Yes, Mr Elsas (along with Vin Scelsa and Pete Fornatale, who are also at 'FUV now) was at WNEW-FM during the Lennon vigil.  They played nothing but Beatles songs for something like 36 hours, in-between lengthy reminiscences by the deejays.  An amazing tribute to the power of radio to unite -- and something we'll never see again.  

When, in 1995, Jerry Garcia's death barely rated a mention on WNEW (even tho' it was still a rock station) many were quite angry at the slight, and it was considered a major sea-change, media-wise.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on December 08, 2005, 07:53:21 AM
Hope y'all are listening to Dave's tribute to John this morning.  He obviously put A LOT of work into it & it's really fascinating.
Title: John Lennon
Post by: ggould on December 08, 2005, 07:58:36 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Hope y'all are listening to Dave's tribute to John this morning.  He obviously put A LOT of work into it & it's really fascinating.

Dave keeps saying not to cry, it's a celebration, but...

Coming over the hill this morning, when they started playing "Give Peace a Chance," the loss was so palpable, I teared up instantly, even though I was smiling and bopping whilst driving.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 08, 2005, 08:07:09 AM
The Sippy Cups!  "Give Peas a Chance", har har.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on December 08, 2005, 09:40:35 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Hope y'all are listening to Dave's tribute to John this morning.  He obviously put A LOT of work into it & it's really fascinating.


Definitely a far-above-average morning show. Dave's been mining his large resource of Beatles/Lennon clips, and lots of reminiscences and stories and the like. Yes, there's been a few tears, but mostly it's been a pretty sweet experience.

Very quiet here this morning--we had our holiday party last night, so I suspect absenteeism will be up today. <g>

ETA 9:43: Dave's got No. 9 Dream on, in case you haven't heard it enough yet.
Title: Re: John Lennon
Post by: mshray on December 08, 2005, 09:47:14 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "mshray"
Hope y'all are listening to Dave's tribute to John this morning.  He obviously put A LOT of work into it & it's really fascinating.

Dave keeps saying not to cry, it's a celebration, but...

Coming over the hill this morning, when they started playing "Give Peace a Chance," the loss was so palpable, I teared up instantly, even though I was smiling and bopping whilst driving.


That was the tune playing when I got in my car, teared me up too.  Yesterday they had this prolonged but quite interesting debate amongst the fogheads about the death penalty, and I couldn't help wondering if any of the adamantly pro death penalty fogheads who called in could actually conceive of John being in favor of it?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 13, 2005, 08:46:20 PM
Time to play B-sides:  I've heard BOC's "Burnin' For You" three times in the last five days, and I don't even listen to KFOG that much. It's trying to muscle its way into the Top 5 overplayed KFOG "classics", along with "Under Pressure", "Rocket Man", "Sweet Emotion", and another new addition, Greg Allman's "I'm No Angel", which I've heard a bunch o' times this past month.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on December 16, 2005, 09:53:10 AM
Hey, Mark, did you call the morning show this am to talk about movies, including Narnia? There was a caller whose comments sounded a lot like what you said about it here.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on December 16, 2005, 01:51:36 PM
Yes it was Mark. His voice is pretty recognizable now.
Title: KFOG Xmas music link
Post by: ggould on December 23, 2005, 03:23:25 PM
http://www.customchannels.net/Players/XMAS_05/XMASASX/KFOG.asx

I also posted it on the links page as a shortcut.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on January 05, 2006, 07:28:07 AM
So January 8 falls on a Sunday this year: I don't suppose KFOG is gonna do the "Bowie-sings-Elvis/Elvis-sings-Bowie" competition?  Damn, I miss that.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on January 05, 2006, 08:26:30 AM
Has KFOG "freshened" their rotation?  Yesterday morning I heard Elvis C's "I Can't Stand Up (For Falling Down)" from Get Happy, which has never been in rotation as far as I can remember -- never been played on 10@10 either, and I don't think it even showed up during A-to-Z.

Now they're playing Janis' "Summertime", not one you usually hear, especially in January.
Title: my morning rant
Post by: ggould on January 18, 2006, 08:03:20 AM
my phone rant was played this morning; I was so pissed Dave would say "if we don't do it, somebody else will!" about releasing the url of the place to buy cell phone logs.
Title: Re: my morning rant
Post by: RGMike on January 18, 2006, 08:15:32 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
my phone rant was played this morning; I was so pissed Dave would say "if we don't do it, somebody else will!" about releasing the url of the place to buy cell phone logs.


That was You? Right on! I totally agree with you.  He seemed taken aback when you threw the word "ethics" at him. Which is a sad comment on Dave.
Title: Re: my morning rant
Post by: mshray on January 18, 2006, 10:50:39 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "ggould"
my phone rant was played this morning; I was so pissed Dave would say "if we don't do it, somebody else will!" about releasing the url of the place to buy cell phone logs.


That was You? Right on! I totally agree with you.  He seemed taken aback when you threw the word "ethics" at him. Which is a sad comment on Dave.


What was that?  I missed it because now that Howard Stern is on Sirius, I actually flip between KFOG & Live 105.  They were playing a whole bunch of stuff from the 90's (when they were good) again.
Title: tall people
Post by: ggould on January 26, 2006, 07:45:14 AM
I got on this morning to tell my tale of how once when I was at Winterland (I didn't mention at a GD show) a short girl came up behind me and said that I should get all the tall people together and stand in the back of the hall!  Peter was the only sympathetic voice.
Title: Re: tall people
Post by: RGMike on January 26, 2006, 07:52:08 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
I got on this morning to tell my tale of how once when I was at Winterland (I didn't mention at a GD show) a short girl came up behind me and said that I should get all the tall people together and stand in the back of the hall!  Peter was the only sympathetic voice.


That was you?  Damn, you're giving mshray a run for his money as most-aired Club member!
Title: Re: tall people
Post by: ggould on January 26, 2006, 07:55:51 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "ggould"
I got on this morning to tell my tale of how once when I was at Winterland (I didn't mention at a GD show) a short girl came up behind me and said that I should get all the tall people together and stand in the back of the hall!  Peter was the only sympathetic voice.
That was you?  Damn, you're giving mshray a run for his money as most-aired Club member!

Just a couple of times during breakfast that something was said that really got me, and I'm close to a phone...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on January 26, 2006, 08:37:07 AM
Club Poll:
What album takes you back to when you were 15?

I loved hearing Rio this morning, but Duran Duran were after my time.
I remember a friend getting Thriller on vinyl.

Other memorable abums (but before I was 15), Godspell and JCS.
What year was Highway to Hell? I had that on vinyl.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on January 26, 2006, 08:42:50 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Club Poll:
What album takes you back to when you were 15?

I loved hearing Rio this morning, but Duran Duran were after my time.
I remember a friend getting Thriller on vinyl.

Other memorable abums (but before I was 15), Godspell and JCS.
What year was Highway to Hell? I had that on vinyl.


1970:

Let it Be
Woodstock soundtrack
CSNY, Deja Vu
John B Sebastian (his first solo effort, an absolute lost gem)
Led Zep 3
S&G, Bridge Over Troubled Water
Doors, Morrison Hotel
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on January 26, 2006, 09:01:12 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Club Poll:
What album takes you back to when you were 15?

I loved hearing Rio this morning, but Duran Duran were after my time.
I remember a friend getting Thriller on vinyl.

Other memorable abums (but before I was 15), Godspell and JCS.
What year was Highway to Hell? I had that on vinyl.


Physical Graffiti.  and Blow by Blow.

When I was 16, Frampton Comes Alive.  
ETA:  And Blow Your Face Out.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on January 26, 2006, 10:13:37 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Club Poll:
What album takes you back to when you were 15?

I loved hearing Rio this morning, but Duran Duran were after my time.
I remember a friend getting Thriller on vinyl.

Other memorable abums (but before I was 15), Godspell and JCS.
What year was Highway to Hell? I had that on vinyl.


Springsteen's Born to Run
ELO-Face the Music
Jefferson Starship-Red Octopus
Lynyrd Skynyrd-Pronounced
Chicago-VII

More to follow.
Title: When I was 15
Post by: ggould on January 26, 2006, 11:54:55 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Club Poll:What album takes you back to when you were 15?

1966

a few selections from the itunes Billboard selections:

The Ballad of the Green Berets   SSgt. Barry Sadler
Cherish   The Association
Last Train to Clarksville   The Monkees
Monday, Monday (Single)   The Mamas & The Papas
California Dreamin' (Single)   The Mamas & The Papas
Summer In the City   The Lovin' Spoonful
Wild Thing   The Troggs
Kicks   Paul Revere & The Raiders
Sunshine Superman   Donovan
Daydream   The Lovin' Spoonful
Elusive Butterfly   Bob Lind
I Am a Rock   Simon & Garfunkel
The Sound of Silence   Simon & Garfunkel
Homeward Bound   Simon & Garfunkel
Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?   The Lovin' Spoonful
Rainy Day Women No. 12 and 35   Bob Dylan
Land of 1000 Dances   Wilson Pickett
Baby Scratch My Back   Slim Harpo
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on January 26, 2006, 05:22:26 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Club Poll:
What album takes you back to when you were 15?

I loved hearing Rio this morning, but Duran Duran were after my time.
I remember a friend getting Thriller on vinyl.

Other memorable abums (but before I was 15), Godspell and JCS.
What year was Highway to Hell? I had that on vinyl.


In early 1988 I was halfheartedly listening to Top 40 radio -- only a handful of songs, like Prince's "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" and Roachford's "Cuddly Toy" and New Order's "True Faith" really blew my mind.  The rest of the time I spent edumacating myself on the Jefferson Airplane, Monkees, and Three Dog Night catalogs.

Oh, and speaking of Red Octopus: I didn't get the book deal.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on January 27, 2006, 09:43:49 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Club Poll:
What album takes you back to when you were 15?

Other memorable abums (but before I was 15), Godspell and JCS.


Agreed on the Godspell & the JCS, but that was when we were 8 or 10.

I was trying to think how to answer this question, and realized that when I was 15 was when my musical world exploded.  I had three distinct influences.  Phil Bernstein was a Sr. whose locker was next to mine & he didn't disdain talking to a sophomore.  He had a gig on our HS radio station & he was the first kid in Clayton MO (and probably all of metro St. Louis) listening Elvis C, Clash, Sex Pistols, etc. but most of all he turned me on to Marley.  Then there was a small group of Jr.'s that I knew who for a brief spell would include me when they went out on the weekends cruising, getting high, often parking out by the airport under the landing path & they caught me up on the rock classic catalog: Who's Next, Houses of the Holy, Sticky Fingers, etc.  Most significant was Brent Horine, a guy I met at the beginning of the summer when I attended a student conference with kids from different schools put up at a nearby college for the week.  Brent brought his stereo & LP collection with him for the week & I was out jogging when I heard ELP blaring from one of the dorm windows.  So I had to run inside & bang on the door to meet this other person who was into prog rock.  He turned me onto all the obscure stuff that we sometimes hear Bob play & I'm the only one that's ever heard of it.  We stayed close friends for years.

Ironically, after all that is said, the song that actually makes me FEEL 15 again is Chuck Mangione's "Feels So Good".  At the same conference where I met Brent I also met my first girlfriend, or rather the girl who was destined to be.  She lived about 40 miles away, neither of us could drive yet, and in fact she was forbidden to date until she turned 16.  So we had this long distance flirtation, until one day I asked my mom if she wouldn't mind driving me over to Illinois, pick her up, take us to the outdoor Chuck Mangione show, wait for us until it was over, drop her back home & then we could drive back to St. Louis.  Mom said "Sure, why not?"  So then I called the girl, she convinced her parents that with my mom there it wouldn't technically be 'a date', and we were on.  After it started getting dark & Chuck finally got around to playing his big hit single I had my first kiss (hers too!).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Beej on February 01, 2006, 09:29:21 AM
So, today on the (Dave-less) Morning Show- Renee and the gang were rippin' on the crappy singers on American Idol last night. They played some snippets and callers had to identify the songs that were being mangled. One of those songs? "Baby Got Back" by Seattle knight Sir Mix-A-Lot.

Naturally, eveyone was all condesending about the song- BUT they did play a snippet of the actual tune. So- I finally, kinda, heard "Baby Got Back" on KFOG.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on February 01, 2006, 09:37:59 AM
Quote from: "Beej"
So, today on the (Dave-less) Morning Show- Renee and the gang were rippin' on the crappy singers on American Idol last night. They played some snippets and callers had to identify the songs that were being mangled. One of those songs? "Baby Got Back" by Seattle knight Sir Mix-A-Lot.

Naturally, eveyone was all condesending about the song- BUT they did play a snippet of the actual tune. So- I finally, kinda, heard "Baby Got Back" on KFOG.


Did you hear the montage of "I Will Survive" with like a different bad singer doing each line, all strung together to make the whole song?  Ouch!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Beej on February 01, 2006, 09:53:06 AM
Yeah. That was pretty funny!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on February 01, 2006, 09:57:19 AM
Quote from: "Beej"
So, today on the (Dave-less) Morning Show- Renee and the gang were rippin' on the crappy singers on American Idol last night. They played some snippets and callers had to identify the songs that were being mangled. One of those songs? "Baby Got Back" by Seattle knight Sir Mix-A-Lot.

Naturally, eveyone was all condesending about the song- BUT they did play a snippet of the actual tune. So- I finally, kinda, heard "Baby Got Back" on KFOG.


and the "winner" mis-identified "God Bless the USA" as "Proud to Be An American", which is NOT the title. I was too busy trying to get out the door to call and correct them.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on March 01, 2006, 10:00:03 PM
So shortly before the recap, I heard a cover of the Four Tops' "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" that somehow was not included in the "Just Played" list.  Was than Susan Tedeschi?  Sounded quite nice indeed.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on March 01, 2006, 10:09:56 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
So shortly before the recap, I heard a cover of the Four Tops' "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" that somehow was not included in the "Just Played" list.  Was than Susan Tedeschi?  Sounded quite nice indeed.


Yep. I posted something about that a week or two back as well--darn fine take on a great tune (which I misattributed to the Band, who also covered it, albeit 30 years ago.)
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on March 07, 2006, 01:49:22 PM
FYI, tomorrow the Morning Show welcomes none other than Burt Bacharach.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on March 07, 2006, 02:11:31 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
FYI, tomorrow the Morning Show welcomes none other than Burt Bacharach.


Dave must be just about giddy with anticipation.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on March 08, 2006, 11:04:02 AM
So'd anyone else catch the Bacharach interview this am on the Morning Show? Dave was quite reverential, to put it mildly. They started with a montage of numerous Bacharach/David hits, then a bit of chatter, including a bit of discussion of his newest record, which includes a few songs that are somewhat pointed criticism of the way our country is headed. They played one cut, which featured Elvis Costello, among others, on vocals. And then Dave played Love's Little Red Book (another B-D composition) and asked about how that came about. Unfortunately, by this time I was walking to the bus stop with earbuds in, so his response kept getting drowned out by passing traffic. Hopefully they'll post a recording of the whole thing on the KFOG site.

(Btw, he's at the Palace of Fine Arts tomorrow night, if anyone was wondering.)
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 08, 2006, 11:09:45 AM
Quote from: "urth"
So'd anyone else catch the Bacharach interview this am on the Morning Show? Dave was quite reverential, to put it mildly. They started with a montage of numerous Bacharach/David hits, then a bit of chatter, including a bit of discussion of his newest record, which includes a few songs that are somewhat pointed criticism of the way our country is headed. They played one cut, which featured Elvis Costello, among others, on vocals. And then Dave played Love's Little Red Book (another B-D composition) and asked about how that came about. Unfortunately, by this time I was walking to the bus stop with earbuds in, so his response kept getting drowned out by passing traffic. Hopefully they'll post a recording of the whole thing on the KFOG site.

(Btw, he's at the Palace of Fine Arts tomorrow night, if anyone was wondering.)


if past history is a guide, they'll probably replay it tomorrow in the 6:00am hour.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: princessofcairo on March 08, 2006, 11:22:02 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Club Poll:
What album takes you back to when you were 15?


1992:
Prince, The Symbol Album
Alice in Chains, Dirt
Judybats, Pain Makes You Beautiful
Faith No More, Angel Dust
R.E.M., Automatic for the People
k.d. lang, Ingenue
They Might Be Giants, Apollo 18
Megadeth, Countdown to Extinction
Annie Lennox, Diva
Neil Young, Harvest Moon
Philadelphia Soundtrack

these were my staple albums that were released during that year. i left out the holly near, and shit. :)
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on March 08, 2006, 07:51:42 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
So'd anyone else catch the Bacharach interview this am on the Morning Show? Dave was quite reverential, to put it mildly. They started with a montage of numerous Bacharach/David hits, then a bit of chatter, including a bit of discussion of his newest record, which includes a few songs that are somewhat pointed criticism of the way our country is headed. They played one cut, which featured Elvis Costello, among others, on vocals. And then Dave played Love's Little Red Book (another B-D composition) and asked about how that came about. Unfortunately, by this time I was walking to the bus stop with earbuds in, so his response kept getting drowned out by passing traffic. Hopefully they'll post a recording of the whole thing on the KFOG site.

(Btw, he's at the Palace of Fine Arts tomorrow night, if anyone was wondering.)
if past history is a guide, they'll probably replay it tomorrow in the 6:00am hour.


Loved the montage. I had no idea he was involved with all those tunes. Had to go into work before the chatfest started.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 16, 2006, 08:28:19 AM
discussion on the morning show about the real meanings behind songs -- The La's "There She Goes" being about heroin; Neil Young's "Long May You Run" being about a car; etc.  They're inviting Fogheads to call in with stories.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 30, 2006, 08:23:30 AM
The KFOG stream ain't workin' at the moment.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on March 30, 2006, 08:26:59 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
The KFOG stream ain't workin' at the moment.


It's back now.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 30, 2006, 08:38:06 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "RGMike"
The KFOG stream ain't workin' at the moment.


It's back now.


Thanks, Dick!

Just in time for new Chris Isaak.  Doing another Roy Orbison pastiche.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on March 30, 2006, 08:45:52 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "RGMike"
The KFOG stream ain't workin' at the moment.


It's back now.


Thanks, Dick!

Just in time for new Chris Isaak.  Doing another Roy Orbison pastiche.


Before that they played The Dick-sie Chicks!  Better than Isaak.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 30, 2006, 08:55:22 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "RGMike"
The KFOG stream ain't workin' at the moment.


It's back now.


Thanks, Dick!

Just in time for new Chris Isaak.  Doing another Roy Orbison pastiche.


Before that they played The Dick-sie Chicks!  Better than Isaak.


I'll be VERY interested to see whether the DCs end up in regular rotation. Fogheads are so annoyingly knee-jerk when it comes to anything country-related.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on March 30, 2006, 09:25:56 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"

I'll be VERY interested to see whether the DCs end up in regular rotation. Fogheads are so annoyingly knee-jerk when it comes to anything country-related.


It seems unlikely, though it wasn't a very "country" country song.  I'd describe it, but it wasn't very memorable either.  Plus, I got no short-term memory...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 03, 2006, 10:42:24 AM
Kaboom date announced: May 13th. But the bands not being named until next week.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on April 03, 2006, 05:51:04 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Kaboom date announced: May 13th. But the bands not being named until next week.


I checked Pollstar, where I've gotten the scoop early before. Not this year.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 10, 2006, 09:42:44 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Kaboom date announced: May 13th. But the bands not being named until next week.


I checked Pollstar, where I've gotten the scoop early before. Not this year.


The big announcement: it's Jackie Green and the ubiquitous KT Tunstall at Kaboom.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on April 10, 2006, 09:51:12 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Kaboom date announced: May 13th. But the bands not being named until next week.


I checked Pollstar, where I've gotten the scoop early before. Not this year.


The big announcement: it's Jackie Green and the ubiquitous KT Tunstall at Kaboom.


I've never heard of Jackie Green.  Is he/she/they/it closer to Jackie Blue or Jackie Brown?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 10, 2006, 09:59:17 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Kaboom date announced: May 13th. But the bands not being named until next week.


I checked Pollstar, where I've gotten the scoop early before. Not this year.


The big announcement: it's Jackie Green and the ubiquitous KT Tunstall at Kaboom.


I've never heard of Jackie Green.  Is he/she/they/it closer to Jackie Blue or Jackie Brown?


closer to Shecky Greene, actually :wink:
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on April 10, 2006, 10:00:52 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Kaboom date announced: May 13th. But the bands not being named until next week.


I checked Pollstar, where I've gotten the scoop early before. Not this year.


The big announcement: it's Jackie Green and the ubiquitous KT Tunstall at Kaboom.


You're two-thirds right. Los Lonely Boys are the headliner. KFOG buzz bands one and all.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 10, 2006, 10:12:00 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Kaboom date announced: May 13th. But the bands not being named until next week.


I checked Pollstar, where I've gotten the scoop early before. Not this year.


The big announcement: it's Jackie Green and the ubiquitous KT Tunstall at Kaboom.


You're two-thirds right. Los Lonely Boys are the headliner. KFOG buzz bands one and all.


How did I miss that? I heard 'em mention JG and KTT twice.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on April 10, 2006, 10:13:42 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Kaboom date announced: May 13th. But the bands not being named until next week.


I checked Pollstar, where I've gotten the scoop early before. Not this year.


The big announcement: it's Jackie Green and the ubiquitous KT Tunstall at Kaboom.


You're two-thirds right. Los Lonely Boys are the headliner. KFOG buzz bands one and all.


How did I miss that? I heard 'em mention JG and KTT twice.


I tuned in right at 8, and they were giving clues and having callers guess.
Title: Stoner music
Post by: ggould on April 13, 2006, 09:57:31 AM
this morning they were talking about stoner music, after the David Gilmour interview.  "Stoner Music" is a pretty vague concept, but it might mean the kind of music you'd sit around a dorm room listening to.  This would vary wildly by era, and pharmacology of choice.

Typical album sides from my memory:

Quicksilver's Happy Trails, the long live "Who Do You Love?"
Electric Ladyland
Fleetwood Mac's "Then Play On" and "Future Games"
Allman Bros "Mountain Jam"
Live Dead
Blows Against the Empire

and so on.

What about you younger folk?
Title: Re: Stoner music
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on April 13, 2006, 10:01:44 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
this morning they were talking about stoner music, after the David Gilmour interview.  "Stoner Music" is a pretty vague concept, but it might mean the kind of music you'd sit around a dorm room listening to.  This would vary wildly by era, and pharmacology of choice.

Typical album sides from my memory:

Quicksilver's Happy Trails, the long live "Who Do You Love?"
Electric Ladyland
Fleetwood Mac's "Then Play On" and "Future Games"
Allman Bros "Mountain Jam"
Live Dead
Blows Against the Empire

and so on.

What about you younger folk?


Jeff Beck, Wired (at ear splitting volumes)
Pink Floyd, Animals
Electric Ladyland
Physical Graffiti
Title: Re: Stoner music
Post by: Gazoo on April 13, 2006, 10:15:09 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "ggould"
this morning they were talking about stoner music, after the David Gilmour interview.  "Stoner Music" is a pretty vague concept, but it might mean the kind of music you'd sit around a dorm room listening to.  This would vary wildly by era, and pharmacology of choice.

Typical album sides from my memory:

Quicksilver's Happy Trails, the long live "Who Do You Love?"
Electric Ladyland
Fleetwood Mac's "Then Play On" and "Future Games"
Allman Bros "Mountain Jam"
Live Dead
Blows Against the Empire

and so on.

What about you younger folk?


Jeff Beck, Wired (at ear splitting volumes)
Pink Floyd, Animals
Electric Ladyland
Physical Graffiti


Grace Slick and the Great Society, Conspicuous In Its Absence
JA, After Bathing at Baxter's
The Doors, Strange Days
Jellyfish, Bellybutton
Title: Re: Stoner music
Post by: RGMike on April 13, 2006, 10:17:10 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "ggould"
this morning they were talking about stoner music, after the David Gilmour interview.  "Stoner Music" is a pretty vague concept, but it might mean the kind of music you'd sit around a dorm room listening to.  This would vary wildly by era, and pharmacology of choice.

Typical album sides from my memory:

Quicksilver's Happy Trails, the long live "Who Do You Love?"
Electric Ladyland
Fleetwood Mac's "Then Play On" and "Future Games"
Allman Bros "Mountain Jam"
Live Dead
Blows Against the Empire

and so on.

What about you younger folk?


Jeff Beck, Wired (at ear splitting volumes)
Pink Floyd, Animals
Electric Ladyland
Physical Graffiti


Grace Slick and the Great Society, Conspicuous In Its Absence
JA, After Bathing at Baxter's
The Doors, Strange Days
Jellyfish, Bellybutton


Sorry, I'm a clean-living man. I get high on life.
Title: Re: Stoner music
Post by: mshray on April 13, 2006, 10:20:31 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
This would vary wildly by era, and pharmacology of choice.
 


High school, smoking out in a car by the landing strip at STL, Who's Next & Sticky Fingers.

College, 'shrooms, Live Dead & Moonflower,

Grad school, X, Avalon & Legend (specific to having a female present)
Title: Re: Stoner music
Post by: urth on April 13, 2006, 11:21:54 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "ggould"
this morning they were talking about stoner music, after the David Gilmour interview.  "Stoner Music" is a pretty vague concept, but it might mean the kind of music you'd sit around a dorm room listening to.  This would vary wildly by era, and pharmacology of choice.

Typical album sides from my memory:

Quicksilver's Happy Trails, the long live "Who Do You Love?"
Electric Ladyland
Fleetwood Mac's "Then Play On" and "Future Games"
Allman Bros "Mountain Jam"
Live Dead
Blows Against the Empire

and so on.

What about you younger folk?


Jeff Beck, Wired (at ear splitting volumes)
Pink Floyd, Animals
Electric Ladyland
Physical Graffiti


Grace Slick and the Great Society, Conspicuous In Its Absence
JA, After Bathing at Baxter's
The Doors, Strange Days
Jellyfish, Bellybutton


Yes-Close to the Edge and Tales of Topographic Oceans
Genesis- Foxtrot, The Lamb..., and Seconds Out (the latter a live album, sounded GREAT loud)
Kraftwerk-Autobahn
David Bowie-Station to Station (Word On a Wing still slays me)
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: princessofcairo on April 13, 2006, 11:24:20 AM
stoner music:
king crimson, red
robert fripp, exposure
yes, relayer
marianne faithfull, vagabond ways
Title: Re: Stoner music
Post by: princessofcairo on April 13, 2006, 11:25:59 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"

Grace Slick and the Great Society, Conspicuous In Its Absence
JA, After Bathing at Baxter's
The Doors, Strange Days
Jellyfish, Bellybutton


i didn't know anyone else here was a jellyfish fan! well, maybe urth??? don't remember. that's a great stoner album, indeed. you should check out spilt milk, too!
Title: Re: Stoner music
Post by: RGMike on April 13, 2006, 11:53:11 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Gazoo"

Grace Slick and the Great Society, Conspicuous In Its Absence
JA, After Bathing at Baxter's
The Doors, Strange Days
Jellyfish, Bellybutton


i didn't know anyone else here was a jellyfish fan! well, maybe urth??? don't remember. that's a great stoner album, indeed. you should check out spilt milk, too!


Hey babe, we're still on for tomorrow nite, yes?
Title: Re: Stoner music
Post by: princessofcairo on April 13, 2006, 11:59:28 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Gazoo"

Grace Slick and the Great Society, Conspicuous In Its Absence
JA, After Bathing at Baxter's
The Doors, Strange Days
Jellyfish, Bellybutton


i didn't know anyone else here was a jellyfish fan! well, maybe urth??? don't remember. that's a great stoner album, indeed. you should check out spilt milk, too!


Hey babe, we're still on for tomorrow nite, yes?


yup, yup! what time?
Title: Re: Stoner music
Post by: RGMike on April 13, 2006, 12:22:12 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Gazoo"

Grace Slick and the Great Society, Conspicuous In Its Absence
JA, After Bathing at Baxter's
The Doors, Strange Days
Jellyfish, Bellybutton


i didn't know anyone else here was a jellyfish fan! well, maybe urth??? don't remember. that's a great stoner album, indeed. you should check out spilt milk, too!


Hey babe, we're still on for tomorrow nite, yes?


yup, yup! what time?


anytime after 5:50 -- there'll be plenty to munch'n'sip. And Barry's pitching for the A's.
Title: Re: Stoner music
Post by: princessofcairo on April 14, 2006, 09:19:48 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Gazoo"

Grace Slick and the Great Society, Conspicuous In Its Absence
JA, After Bathing at Baxter's
The Doors, Strange Days
Jellyfish, Bellybutton


i didn't know anyone else here was a jellyfish fan! well, maybe urth??? don't remember. that's a great stoner album, indeed. you should check out spilt milk, too!


Hey babe, we're still on for tomorrow nite, yes?


yup, yup! what time?



anytime after 5:50 -- there'll be plenty to munch'n'sip. And Barry's pitching for the A's.


cool beans!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on April 19, 2006, 01:00:02 PM
In case anyone catches this in the next few...

I noticed that today is Tim Curry's b-day & fired off an e-quest to Annalisa for "I Do The Rock".  Then I called just to see if it had any chance & she said, "Is this Mark? I just answered your email, I am SO psyched to play that."  We chatted further about the merits of TC & the upcoming KaBOOM line-up.

So tune-in in a couple more minutes...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 19, 2006, 01:14:54 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
In case anyone catches this in the next few...

I noticed that today is Tim Curry's b-day & fired off an e-quest to Annalisa for "I Do The Rock".  Then I called just to see if it had any chance & she said, "Is this Mark? I just answered your email, I am SO psyched to play that."  We chatted further about the merits of TC & the upcoming KaBOOM line-up.

So tune-in in a couple more minutes...


damn! too late! It would've raised my protein quota!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on April 19, 2006, 04:20:50 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
In case anyone catches this in the next few...

I noticed that today is Tim Curry's b-day & fired off an e-quest to Annalisa for "I Do The Rock".  Then I called just to see if it had any chance & she said, "Is this Mark? I just answered your email, I am SO psyched to play that."  We chatted further about the merits of TC & the upcoming KaBOOM line-up.

So tune-in in a couple more minutes...


Damn, have been away from the board most of the day so I missed this entirely.

So safe to assume she's a Curry fan--but what'd she have to say about the KaBoom Kast this year? I can't imagine she'd diss them too much to a Foghead, at least not on company time.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on April 20, 2006, 11:53:43 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "mshray"
In case anyone catches this in the next few...

I noticed that today is Tim Curry's b-day & fired off an e-quest to Annalisa for "I Do The Rock".  Then I called just to see if it had any chance & she said, "Is this Mark? I just answered your email, I am SO psyched to play that."  We chatted further about the merits of TC & the upcoming KaBOOM line-up.

So tune-in in a couple more minutes...


Damn, have been away from the board most of the day so I missed this entirely.

So safe to assume she's a Curry fan--but what'd she have to say about the KaBoom Kast this year? I can't imagine she'd diss them too much to a Foghead, at least not on company time.


I saw Los Lonely Boys at WingDing 2 years ago & was awestruck, and she was the airstaff who came onstage to wrap the show & get everyone out of the way so that the Bone crowd could get ready for (i think it was) Pantera.  Anyway she was also gushing about the performance that night & since then, on the occasion or two where I called her, we have chatted more about Los Boys.  So we both know that we are excited about seeing them next month.  We didn't discuss the other acts.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on April 29, 2006, 11:48:03 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "mshray"
In case anyone catches this in the next few...

I noticed that today is Tim Curry's b-day & fired off an e-quest to Annalisa for "I Do The Rock".  Then I called just to see if it had any chance & she said, "Is this Mark? I just answered your email, I am SO psyched to play that."  We chatted further about the merits of TC & the upcoming KaBOOM line-up.

So tune-in in a couple more minutes...


Damn, have been away from the board most of the day so I missed this entirely.

So safe to assume she's a Curry fan--but what'd she have to say about the KaBoom Kast this year? I can't imagine she'd diss them too much to a Foghead, at least not on company time.


I just stumbled across this, having completely forgotten this exchange until now. However, it would appear that around the time this discussion took place, Tim Curry himself was in San Francisco. My wife, who's currently working at one of the shops in the Ferry Building, saw him in their shop and sold him some cheese (no, I don't remember what kind). She saw him and thought he looked familiar, but as soon as he opened his mouth knew exactly who it was. She said he looks like a typical, middle-aged, portly British fellow. I'm guessing his presence had something to do with the film festival, but I haven't read anything about him in the papers so not sure.

She's come home with quite the litany of celebrity sightings over the year or so she's worked there--Martha Stewart, Susan Sarandon, Gyneth Paltrow and  Chris Martin, Jon Miller (who was drinking a large milkshake at the time), to name a few. Prince Charles and Camilla were in when they were visitng the US last year, too, but that was her day off.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 01, 2006, 10:17:11 PM
I tuned in to KFOG a tad early for 10@10 and heard -- finally -- that Matisyahu track, the first time I've come across it in regular KFOG rotation. It sounds to my ears like generic reggae/dancehall; it's only interesting because the artist is white and Jewish.

Meanwhile, I was looking at the KFOG.com New Releases page, and they're still listing "Black & White World" by the Doves, which Gaz was raving about, what, a YEAR ago? I have never actually heard the song played on the station.
Title: Matisyahu
Post by: ggould on May 01, 2006, 11:09:02 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I tuned in to KFOG a tad early for 10@10 and heard -- finally -- that Matisyahu track, the first time I've come across it in regular KFOG rotation. It sounds to my ears like generic reggae/dancehall; it's only interesting because the artist is white and Jewish.

Meanwhile, I was looking at the KFOG.com New Releases page, and they're still listing "Black & White World" by the Doves, which Gaz was raving about, what, a YEAR ago? I have never actually heard the song played on the station.

Well, each to his own. I was leaving the parking structure at the same time, and was digging the hell out of it, cranking it up as I drove home.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 02, 2006, 09:12:47 AM
Just switched over to KFOG, and they played Van halen, "Dance the Night Away", which I don't ever recall hearing them play in regular rotation. Sure beats hearing "Under Pressure" for the billionth time...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on May 02, 2006, 02:59:40 PM
You heard Van Halen this morning?  Shoot - my script to record KFOG's playlist is definitely malfunctioning then.

Interesting though -- in 2 years of data, Van Halen only shows up once during non-10@10 airplay:  last Friday at 4:12PM.

My script is flaky, but still, if they ever played them, odds are it would've picked it up at least once.

Of course Dave plays Van Halen from time to time:
- Runnin' With the Devil
- Why Can't This Be Love?
- Dreams
- Panama
Title: VH
Post by: ggould on May 02, 2006, 03:40:54 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Just switched over to KFOG, and they played Van halen, "Dance the Night Away", which I don't ever recall hearing them play in regular rotation. Sure beats hearing "Under Pressure" for the billionth time...
They definitely used to play it, as it's one of my favorites, and I would rarely have heard it anywhere else.  I was driving to the Exploratorium this AM, and cranked it up loud!  This song is historically notable for the style of harmonic tapping Eddie does.  Tasty.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 02, 2006, 04:41:47 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
You heard Van Halen this morning?  Shoot - my script to record KFOG's playlist is definitely malfunctioning then.

Interesting though -- in 2 years of data, Van Halen only shows up once during non-10@10 airplay:  last Friday at 4:12PM.

My script is flaky, but still, if they ever played them, odds are it would've picked it up at least once.



FYI, I've found that their "Just Played" feature screws up quite a bit -- usually when they're playing a new song I've never heard before that I actually need to identify!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 04, 2006, 08:51:54 AM
So on a rare Thursday that I'm actually listening to KFOG instead of The Drive... no Benson the PD with New Releases picks. :cry:
Title: Re: VH
Post by: urth on May 04, 2006, 10:05:09 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Just switched over to KFOG, and they played Van halen, "Dance the Night Away", which I don't ever recall hearing them play in regular rotation. Sure beats hearing "Under Pressure" for the billionth time...
They definitely used to play it, as it's one of my favorites, and I would rarely have heard it anywhere else.  I was driving to the Exploratorium this AM, and cranked it up loud!  This song is historically notable for the style of harmonic tapping Eddie does.  Tasty.


Forgot to mention that I heard a Van Halen cut night before last--can't recall which, but it was Diamond Dave, not Sammy era.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on May 05, 2006, 09:48:31 AM
KFOG definitely seems to be mixing some different songs into their playlist, at least during the morning show. This AM I heard Skynyrd's What's Your Name and Nirvana doing Man Who Sold The World, neither of which I've heard in a good while and both of which seem sort of out of character with what the Fogheads seem to like. It would appear that the new ownership that Alicat alluded to over in the Radio News thread is tossing stuff up a bit.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 05, 2006, 09:57:53 AM
Quote from: "urth"
KFOG definitely seems to be mixing some different songs into their playlist, at least during the morning show. This AM I heard Skynyrd's What's Your Name and Nirvana doing Man Who Sold The World, neither of which I've heard in a good while and both of which seem sort of out of character with what the Fogheads seem to like. It would appear that the new ownership that Alicat alluded to over in the Radio News thread is tossing stuff up a bit.


Those would seem to be songs that the Bone plays, no?  I've always wondered about the competetion between the 2 "sister" stations. You'd think they'd want to differentiate them more.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 09, 2006, 09:54:33 AM
OK, one of the things that annoys me about KFOG: "new" artists who sound just like "old" artists. This song "Put Your Records On" by Corrine Bailey Rae is clearly a Norah Jones clone.  Pleasant, certainly, but the knee-jerk, "let's-find-sombody-who-sounds-like-______" mentality of record companies is just enough to make ya spit.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on May 18, 2006, 09:30:59 AM
Well... I just watched Norah Jones as part of the Little Willies on Letterman a few nights back.  Man -- it was kind of ... boring.

The Corrine Bailey Rae knocked me out when I first heard it.  I think she's got a lot more soul going on than Norah.

But anyways, I actually think that's one thing that differentiates KFOG from say, the Bone.  They'll play more female artists than Joan Jett and Pat Benatar.  (Not that I have any idea if the Bone plays those two.)

Oh, speaking of female artists -- my wife mentions that she just realized that Emmylou/Mark's "This Is Us" is about a couple flipping through a photo album.  It'll make a nice Citibank/Chase credit card commercial, like that Five for Fighting song, "100 Years".

Lastly:  Van Halen again this morning!  "Dance the Night Away"

As I was saying, May 2 was the first time my script recorded (or I'd heard) them playing Van Halen outside of 10at10.  It was quite nice, actually.

And as always, here's the stats:

Tue May  2 23:12:00 2006        VAN HALEN       DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY  
Sat May  6 15:57:00 2006        VAN HALEN       Dance The Night Away  
Sun May  7 00:00:00 2006        VAN HALEN       YOU REALLY GOT ME
Mon May  8 00:42:00 2006        VAN HALEN       Dance The Night Away  
Wed May 10 17:36:00 2006        VAN HALEN       Dance The Night Away  
Fri May 12 21:03:00 2006        VAN HALEN       YOU REALLY GOT ME      
Sat May 13 03:18:00 2006        VAN HALEN       Dance The Night Away  
Wed May 17 02:18:00 2006        VAN HALEN       YOU REALLY GOT ME      
Thu May 18 08:57:00 2006        VAN HALEN       DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on May 18, 2006, 09:37:03 AM
Re: Skynyrd rarity

Allowing for gaps in my tracking script, since late 2004 the only Skynyrd song KFOG has played outside of 10@10 is "Sweet Home Alabama" until April 28 at 3AM when they played "Simple Man".  And then on April 29 at 1:06PM, they played "What's You're Name".

Since April 29th here's the breakdown:

Fri Apr 28 02:57:00 2006     LYNYRD SKYNYRD  Simple Man
Sat Apr 29 00:42:00 2006     LYNYRD SKYNYRD  SWEET HOME ALABAMA
Sat Apr 29 13:06:00 2006     LYNYRD SKYNYRD  WHAT%27S YOUR NAME%3F
Sun Apr 30 01:57:00 2006     LYNYRD SKYNYRD  WHAT%27S YOUR NAME%3F
Fri May  5 08:15:01 2006        LYNYRD SKYNYRD  WHAT'S YOUR NAME?       WHAT'S YOUR NAME
Sun May  7 17:15:00 2006        LYNYRD SKYNYRD  Simple Man      PRONOUNCED LEH-NERD SKIN-NERD
Sun May 14 17:36:00 2006        LYNYRD SKYNYRD  WHAT'S YOUR NAME?       WHAT'S YOUR NAME
Tue May 16 13:36:00 2006        LYNYRD SKYNYRD  SWEET HOME ALABAMA      Second Helping
Wed May 17 01:54:00 2006        LYNYRD SKYNYRD  SWEET HOME ALABAMA      Second Helping
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 18, 2006, 09:47:03 AM
Thanks, darryl -- somehow the joy of hearing the VH song recently is now shot down, knowing they're playing it that often. As to Skynyrd, "SHA", well, no surprise there.

Speaking of out-of-the-ordinary, kudos to this morning's Request-O-Rama winner for choosing Aztec Camera's "Somewhere in my Heart" which I had NEVER heard on KFOG before.  A big British hit (their biggest, in fact) in '88, but one sadly ignored by US radio.
Title: Nirvana's "The Man Who Sold The World"
Post by: darryl on May 18, 2006, 09:48:24 AM
Following on the thread about new songs in KFOG's playlist... looks like this one also started getting played at the end of April.

Fri Apr 28 11:18:00 2006        NIRVANA THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WOR
Mon May  1 17:57:00 2006        NIRVANA THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WOR
Tue May  2 02:33:00 2006        NIRVANA THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WOR
Fri May  5 08:33:00 2006        Nirvana (USA)   THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WOR       Unplugged In New York
Sun May  7 15:09:00 2006        Nirvana (USA)   THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WOR       Unplugged In New York
Wed May 10 18:03:00 2006        Nirvana (USA)   THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WOR       Unplugged In New York
Sat May 13 12:24:00 2006        Nirvana (USA)   THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WOR       Unplugged In New York
Sun May 14 01:21:00 2006        Nirvana (USA)   THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WOR       Unplugged In New York

Here's the counts of Nirvana spins since Feb. 2, 2006:
     55 ALL APOLOGIES
     52 COME AS YOU ARE
     14 SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
     12 ABOUT A GIRL (ACOUST
     8 THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WOR
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on May 18, 2006, 09:52:12 AM
WHere has creativity gone? Are we not free?
(no we are not Devo).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on May 18, 2006, 10:52:55 PM
Creative programming?  Hah.  Try radioparadise.com

And (kind of), KPIG, although they've got songs in heavy rotation too.
Title: KPIG Heavy Rotation?
Post by: ggould on May 18, 2006, 11:31:44 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
Creative programming?  Hah.  Try radioparadise.com

And (kind of), KPIG, although they've got songs in heavy rotation too.

Well, it's true, I have heard Tom Russell's "Angel of Lyon"  (liver version with killer guitar solo) twice.  And yes, they favor the Bon Temps Roulez style of roots music, but I'd love to see what qualifies as heavy rotation for KPIG!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 19, 2006, 07:11:57 AM
yay! another intelligent Request-O-Rama winner: he selected Jellyfish and Dave played "Baby's Coming Back", which I don't think I'd ever heard on KFOG before, no even in Jellyfish-active 10@10 years.
Title: KPIG (yeah, we probably should start a separate thread)
Post by: darryl on May 20, 2006, 09:51:57 PM
Songs that used to be in heavy rotation at KPIG (I killed my subscription because I wasn't listening to it consistently enough to merit the $8/mo):

Subdudes - "All The Time in the World"
Darrell Scott - "It's a Great Day To Be Alive"
Paul Thorn - "Whup Somebody's Ass"

But my favorite thing about KPIG was that they play *relevant* sets:

Shortly after a small earthquake around May/June 2002, they played:  "Rockin' Pneumonia", "Shakin' Shakin' Shakes", "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On", "I Feel The Earth Move"...

It's like a theme-based 10@10 could happen at any time.  Whoa -- you mean a real-live human is picking the songs?  Who woulda thunk??

And it's the *only* station I've ever heard Todd Snider, Fred Eaglesmith, Robert Earl Keen, and others.  (Although I suspect I'd hear them on Austin's KGSR if I tuned in their stream more often.)

Anyways, enough -- let's start a thread!
Title: Re: KPIG (yeah, we probably should start a separate thread)
Post by: RGMike on May 20, 2006, 10:07:32 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
Songs that used to be in heavy rotation at KPIG (I killed my subscription because I wasn't listening to it consistently enough to merit the $8/mo):

Subdudes - "All The Time in the World"
Darrell Scott - "It's a Great Day To Be Alive"
Paul Thorn - "Whup Somebody's Ass"

But my favorite thing about KPIG was that they play *relevant* sets:

Shortly after a small earthquake around May/June 2002, they played:  "Rockin' Pneumonia", "Shakin' Shakin' Shakes", "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On", "I Feel The Earth Move"...

It's like a theme-based 10@10 could happen at any time.  Whoa -- you mean a real-live human is picking the songs?  Who woulda thunk??

And it's the *only* station I've ever heard Todd Snider, Fred Eaglesmith, Robert Earl Keen, and others.  (Although I suspect I'd hear them on Austin's KGSR if I tuned in their stream more often.)

Anyways, enough -- let's start a thread!


In the 10 months I've been listening to KPIG, it's clear there are current songs that are in "heavy rotation" -- last year, the albums by James McMurtry, Rodney Crowell, John Prine, and Ry Cooder were getting played seemingly every time I tuned in. (Note that Crowell & Cooder & Prine were ignored by KFOG and that McMurtry's song "We Can't Make it Here" lasted about a week in KFOG's rotation -- too political?)  Whether DJs are required to play these songs or if this is truly a case of a "free-form" station where all the jocks are on the same page, just like in the old days, is up for debate.  But the theme sets (many overtly political) are indeed a joy to behold.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on May 20, 2006, 10:32:51 PM
Hey Mike:

Actually, they used to play the McMurtry track (which I really really like) a lot more than once a week.  Surprised the heck out of me, since as you say, it's a lot more political than most songs in KFOG's rotation.

Anyways, the stats say that it first showed up a few times Jan-Mar (9 spins), but come April, holy cow, they played it 17 times!  That's more than every other day.

BUT... this is interesting/telling.  Since April 16, they've only played it ONCE, April 30, and since then, NOT ONCE.  That's right.  Since the official takeover by Cumulus, they've not spun this song that I'd say was in pretty heavy rotation one month ago.

Hrm.  You know, based on KFOG's buyout, I figured I'd buy a few shares of Cumulus.  Time to inquire as a shareholder about the political pressure they put on their stations...

Grrrr.

--Darryl
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on May 21, 2006, 01:32:59 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
BUT... this is interesting/telling.  Since April 16, they've only played it ONCE, April 30, and since then, NOT ONCE.  That's right.  Since the official takeover by Cumulus, they've not spun this song that I'd say was in pretty heavy rotation one month ago.

Hrm.  You know, based on KFOG's buyout, I figured I'd buy a few shares of Cumulus.  Time to inquire as a shareholder about the political pressure they put on their stations...

Grrrr.

--Darryl


I'm glad you've brought this up!  Please tell us if you find anything out!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on May 21, 2006, 10:33:38 PM
Re: McMurtry track being "boycotted" by Cumulus?

Heh, I actually mailed the DJs, and got replies from Rosalie and Big Rick.  Rosalie played the acoustic version this morning during Acoustic Sunrise, which I've gotta say is probably my favorite "show" on KFOG after or even before 10@10.  I just wish they'd play some of that music outside of Sundays.

Anyways, she said something about the acoustic version not being available on the web anymore.  While they did take down the link, the file is still there:

http://www.digitalvisionmedia.com/compadre/We_Cant_Make_It_Here.mp3

Anyways, she did say she'd forward my requests to have them stop playing Hoobastank and Evanescence, too.

Big Rick wrote back and said he'd pass the message on to "The Man", but then joked that I already did.  (Who's the man -- Dave?  Rosalie?)  He also said the new owners are working out fine, and that he doesn't mind Hoobastank or Evanesence.

So is the conspiracy theory moot?  I dunno.  But oh, in addition to the recent playlist additions of:

Evanescence "Bring Me To Life"
The Postal Service "Such Great Heights"
Fatboy Slim "Praise You"

We just heard another "new" old song today:  Moby w/ Gwen Stefani's Southside.  Now my stats show that they played this heavily during May-July 2005, but then only 6 times total until again, the end of April.  Hrm...  maybe KFOG considers it a "summer song".
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: princessofcairo on May 22, 2006, 01:36:03 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
Re: McMurtry track being "boycotted" by Cumulus?

Heh, I actually mailed the DJs, and got replies from Rosalie and Big Rick.  Rosalie played the acoustic version this morning during Acoustic Sunrise, which I've gotta say is probably my favorite "show" on KFOG after or even before 10@10.  I just wish they'd play some of that music outside of Sundays.

Anyways, she said something about the acoustic version not being available on the web anymore.  While they did take down the link, the file is still there:

http://www.digitalvisionmedia.com/compadre/We_Cant_Make_It_Here.mp3


excellent! i love the "proof" double-entendre. anyone know how to download a qt file from a browser?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 22, 2006, 01:41:17 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
Re: McMurtry track being "boycotted" by Cumulus?

Heh, I actually mailed the DJs, and got replies from Rosalie and Big Rick.  Rosalie played the acoustic version this morning during Acoustic Sunrise, which I've gotta say is probably my favorite "show" on KFOG after or even before 10@10.  I just wish they'd play some of that music outside of Sundays.

Anyways, she said something about the acoustic version not being available on the web anymore.  While they did take down the link, the file is still there:

http://www.digitalvisionmedia.com/compadre/We_Cant_Make_It_Here.mp3

So is the conspiracy theory moot?  I dunno.


Well, Rosalie playing it doesn't change the fact that it disappeared from regular rotation...
Title: Quicktime downloading
Post by: ggould on May 22, 2006, 02:36:43 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
anyone know how to download a qt file from a browser?

If the file is linked directly, then just right-click (control-click for Macs) and you can download it to desktop easily.  If it's not just open like that, but you know the url where it resides, you need to write your own link in an html doc, then do the right-click thingy.
Title: Re: Quicktime downloading
Post by: princessofcairo on May 22, 2006, 03:00:20 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
anyone know how to download a qt file from a browser?

If the file is linked directly, then just right-click (control-click for Macs) and you can download it to desktop easily.  If it's not just open like that, but you know the url where it resides, you need to write your own link in an html doc, then do the right-click thingy.


duh. :) i never think to download it from the link. i only think of downloading after i've loaded the page. thanks!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 25, 2006, 08:17:15 AM
Is it me, or is Peter becoming the most annoying thing about the morning show?  He's spent this morning gushing about American Idol, and predicting that the winner, Taylor, would end up being played on KFOG. (If Taylor is a "poor man's Michael McDonald" as one critic said, and if KFOG hasn't played a new Michael McD record in a dog's age, then logically...)

I can't tell if Peter really believes this stuff or if he's been tapped to play the role of "common man" so as to relate to the Idol-loving masses (i.e., the Fogheads who complain when the show gets too intellectual), but it's painful to listen to.  And he's not all that great a news guy, which would at least compensate.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 25, 2006, 08:36:52 AM
So Benson shows up for New Releases with the new Keane, which sounds like an outtake from the last U2 album. Frighteningly so, IMHO.

ETA: He's also playing -- hooray! -- the Raconteurs.  KFOG has tried to play the White Stripes, and met with much Foghead resistance. Maybe this Jack White project will click.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on May 25, 2006, 10:27:27 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Is it me, or is Peter becoming the most annoying thing about the morning show?  He's spent this morning gushing about American Idol, and predicting that the winner, Taylor, would end up being played on KFOG. (If Taylor is a "poor man's Michael McDonald" as one critic said, and if KFOG hasn't played a new Michael McD record in a dog's age, then logically...)

I can't tell if Peter really believes this stuff or if he's been tapped to play the role of "common man" so as to relate to the Idol-loving masses (i.e., the Fogheads who complain when the show gets too intellectual), but it's painful to listen to.  And he's not all that great a news guy, which would at least compensate.


I think Peter is being Peter.  Never was the sharpest knife in the drawer.  But he's a good guy.

About Taylor -- I don't believe he's the poor man's Michael McDonald (though he does a great imitation, when he does the doobs).  He's really just an upjumped bar band frontman who specializes in r&b.  So he's a poor man's Peter Wolf.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on May 25, 2006, 10:47:41 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
He's also playing -- hooray! -- the Raconteurs.  KFOG has tried to play the White Stripes, and met with much Foghead resistance. Maybe this Jack White project will click.


Yeah, Raconteurs!

But what's this about Foghead resistance to the White Stripes?  Did the morning show take a lot of complaints on the air during a New Music Thurs or something?

Around new year when the DJs got to play their favorite songs of the year, both Big Rick and... Renee/Irish Greg played tracks by the White Stripes.  I wrote back then and said, "C'mon, your DJs know what good music is!  Let them play it!" (or something to that effect).

Here's an oddity, in July 2005 they strangely played White Stripes four days in a row.  And one of the times it wasn't "My Doorbell", but "Blue Orchid".

Also annoying:  This is the FOURTH "New Music Thursday" where they've played this track.  I guess they're waiting for some critical mass of support?  Did you send yours?  :-}
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 25, 2006, 10:57:57 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Quote from: "RGMike"
He's also playing -- hooray! -- the Raconteurs.  KFOG has tried to play the White Stripes, and met with much Foghead resistance. Maybe this Jack White project will click.


Yeah, Raconteurs!

But what's this about Foghead resistance to the White Stripes?  Did the morning show take a lot of complaints on the air during a New Music Thurs or something?

Around new year when the DJs got to play their favorite songs of the year, both Big Rick and... Renee/Irish Greg played tracks by the White Stripes.  I wrote back then and said, "C'mon, your DJs know what good music is!  Let them play it!" (or something to that effect).

Here's an oddity, in July 2005 they strangely played White Stripes four days in a row.  And one of the times it wasn't "My Doorbell", but "Blue Orchid".

Also annoying:  This is the FOURTH "New Music Thursday" where they've played this track.  I guess they're waiting for some critical mass of support?  Did you send yours?  :-}


KFOG ignored the first White Stripes LP until the end of that year, when it showed up on the "Foghead Favorites" poll. Then they played a couple tracks for a few weeks only, iirc. When the follow-up came out, they tried to push it but got a lot of negative reaction from listeners (especially about "My Doorbell").

If they've really been playing this Raconteurs track for a month and this is the first time I've heard it on KFOG, that doesn't bode well (for contrast, look at how Gnarls Barkley has taken off). I've been hearing it weekly on Little Steven's show, bless his heart.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 25, 2006, 12:21:14 PM
Quote from: "Rod"
About Taylor -- I don't believe he's the poor man's Michael McDonald (though he does a great imitation, when he does the doobs).  He's really just an upjumped bar band frontman who specializes in r&b.  So he's a poor man's Peter Wolf.


another analysis from the Chron's Peter Hartlaub:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/05/25/MNG8UJ1GOV17.DTL

He describes Taylor as "a high-energy 29-year-old Joe Cocker clone who looks like the love child of Jay Leno and former 49ers coach Steve Mariucci"  ROTFL!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on May 25, 2006, 01:17:41 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
About Taylor -- I don't believe he's the poor man's Michael McDonald (though he does a great imitation, when he does the doobs).  He's really just an upjumped bar band frontman who specializes in r&b.  So he's a poor man's Peter Wolf.


another analysis from the Chron's Peter Hartlaub:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/05/25/MNG8UJ1GOV17.DTL

He describes Taylor as "a high-energy 29-year-old Joe Cocker clone who looks like the love child of Jay Leno and former 49ers coach Steve Mariucci"  ROTFL!


Hah!  I read that this morning in my paper & thought about posting it (before I got busy).

btw, I am off in a few hours to spend the next 4 days camping.  See y'all back here on Tuesday.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 25, 2006, 01:46:00 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
I am off in a few hours to spend the next 4 days camping.  See y'all back here on Tuesday.


Enjoy, bub! Hope ya don't miss anything Earth-shattering here (I'm predicting '68 from Dave, as it's been 2 months).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: princessofcairo on May 26, 2006, 02:31:24 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "mshray"
I am off in a few hours to spend the next 4 days camping.  See y'all back here on Tuesday.


Enjoy, bub! Hope ya don't miss anything Earth-shattering here (I'm predicting '68 from Dave, as it's been 2 months).


yes, i'm off for awhile, too! i've four friends visiting from the states, so i doubt i'll have much posting time. we're off to brussels and london this week (in addition to legally smoking a lot of hash). see you guys in june!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 31, 2006, 10:05:24 PM
2 more KFOG "regular rotation Katrinas": Marcy Playground's "Sex & Candy" and Pearl Jam's "Daughter", both of which I've heard a LOT lately (and I only listen to KFOG for maybe 90 non-10@10 minutes a day).

I also notice that whatever song they play right before 6am gets played again right before the pm 10@10 replay. Today it was "Daughter".
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on May 31, 2006, 10:07:02 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
2 more KFOG "regular rotation Katrinas": Marcy Playground's "Sex & Candy" and Pearl Jam's "Daughter", both of which I've heard a LOT lately (and I only listen to KFOG for maybe 90 non-10@10 minutes a day).

I also notice that whatever song they play right before 6am gets played again right before the pm 10@10 replay. Today it was "Daughter".

You complaining about sex and candy?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 31, 2006, 10:10:04 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "RGMike"
2 more KFOG "regular rotation Katrinas": Marcy Playground's "Sex & Candy" and Pearl Jam's "Daughter", both of which I've heard a LOT lately (and I only listen to KFOG for maybe 90 non-10@10 minutes a day).

I also notice that whatever song they play right before 6am gets played again right before the pm 10@10 replay. Today it was "Daughter".

You complaining about sex and candy?


the song, not the, er, recreation :wink:
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 01, 2006, 08:10:09 AM
Ben Fong-Torres is on KFOG plugging his book -- asked what he thought of Aidin Vaiziri, he said "It's a confrontational, wise-ass style that began popping up in mainstream media about 10 years ago. I find him annoying, but effective."
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on June 01, 2006, 08:16:32 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
"annoying, but effective."


So's a three-year-old with a water pistol.  Glad BFT called the song exactly what it is (what it is, what it is, what it is).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 01, 2006, 08:27:53 AM
OMG! Fogheads dissin' the Dead! Will wonders never cease?

(The audience was asked if they'd prefer the Dead's cover of "Good Lovin'" or the Rascals' original. Rascals won. Even Deadheads called to say the GD version is "abysmal". LOL!)
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on June 01, 2006, 11:07:02 AM
Just heard Neil Young's "Lookin' for a Leader" after the 10@10 broadcast.  Nice!  Is it in regular rotation, or was this a one-off?  (I would have chosen "Restless Consumer" as the single, but this'll work.)  Wonder if his target audience with Living With War is the choir or the unconverted . . .
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 01, 2006, 11:38:04 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Just heard Neil Young's "Lookin' for a Leader" after the 10@10 broadcast.  Nice!  Is it in regular rotation, or was this a one-off?  (I would have chosen "Restless Consumer" as the single, but this'll work.)  Wonder if his target audience with Living With War is the choir or the unconverted . . .


It's in regular rotay.  KPIG, tho', is playing that one plus "Let's Impeach the Prez".
Title: Neil on the radio
Post by: ggould on June 01, 2006, 03:00:40 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Just heard Neil Young's "Lookin' for a Leader" after the 10@10 broadcast.  Nice!  Is it in regular rotation, or was this a one-off?  (I would have chosen "Restless Consumer" as the single, but this'll work.)  Wonder if his target audience with Living With War is the choir or the unconverted . . .
It's in regular rotay.  KPIG, tho', is playing that one plus "Let's Impeach the Prez".

Plus "Flags of Freedom"
Title: my KFOG ranting
Post by: ggould on June 02, 2006, 12:29:34 PM
I was on I believe Wed and Thurday AM ranting about the idea that the lyrics to "Won't Get Fooled Again" were politically conservative, and that the jet contrails were some kind of strange conspiracy or whatever.  I guess I'm turning into a grumpy old man!
Title: Re: my KFOG ranting
Post by: RGMike on June 02, 2006, 01:13:10 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
I was on I believe Wed and Thurday AM ranting about the idea that the lyrics to "Won't Get Fooled Again" were politically conservative, and that the jet contrails were some kind of strange conspiracy or whatever.  I guess I'm turning into a grumpy old man!


That was you? I heard that. I also was confused by the fact that "My City City Was Gone" was on that list; to my mind it's pro-environment, anti-paving-over-open-spaces.
Title: Re: my KFOG ranting
Post by: ggould on June 02, 2006, 06:15:49 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "ggould"
I was on I believe Wed and Thurday AM ranting about the idea that the lyrics to "Won't Get Fooled Again" were politically conservative, and that the jet contrails were some kind of strange conspiracy or whatever.  I guess I'm turning into a grumpy old man!
That was you? I heard that. I also was confused by the fact that "My City City Was Gone" was on that list; to my mind it's pro-environment, anti-paving-over-open-spaces.

Just goes to show you how twisted people get when they try to have something fit their agenda.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on June 06, 2006, 11:14:00 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
2 more KFOG "regular rotation Katrinas": Marcy Playground's "Sex & Candy" and Pearl Jam's "Daughter", both of which I've heard a LOT lately (and I only listen to KFOG for maybe 90 non-10@10 minutes a day).

I also notice that whatever song they play right before 6am gets played again right before the pm 10@10 replay. Today it was "Daughter".


I think it's just your luck.  "Daughter" has been in regular rotation for as long as I've been keeping records (late 2004).  They play it every 4-5 days or so.  Same thing for "Sex and Candy".

This one is definitely new though:  Heart's "Barracuda".  Showed up on April 26, and it's now played every 6 days or so.  Oh, and as previously mentioned, Van Halen is getting more non-10@10 play since April 28 then ever before.  The big favorite (of Benson?  a Cumulus exec?  some computer software?) is "Dance The Night Away", played this morning right around 9.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 06, 2006, 11:17:55 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Quote from: "RGMike"
2 more KFOG "regular rotation Katrinas": Marcy Playground's "Sex & Candy" and Pearl Jam's "Daughter", both of which I've heard a LOT lately (and I only listen to KFOG for maybe 90 non-10@10 minutes a day).

I also notice that whatever song they play right before 6am gets played again right before the pm 10@10 replay. Today it was "Daughter".


I think it's just your luck.  "Daughter" has been in regular rotation for as long as I've been keeping records (late 2004).  They play it every 4-5 days or so.  Same thing for "Sex and Candy".

This one is definitely new though:  Heart's "Barracuda".  Showed up on April 26, and it's now played every 6 days or so.  Oh, and as previously mentioned, Van Halen is getting more non-10@10 play since April 28 then ever before.  The big favorite (of Benson?  a Cumulus exec?  some computer software?) is "Dance The Night Away", played this morning right around 9.


another luck-of-the-draw: I heard the Tubes' "She's a Beauty" twice this weekend -- once in the hour after the 10@10 marathon, and again late Sun nite between the Jam show and House o'Blues.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on June 06, 2006, 11:52:30 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"

another luck-of-the-draw: I heard the Tubes' "She's a Beauty" twice this weekend -- once in the hour after the 10@10 marathon, and again late Sun nite between the Jam show and House o'Blues.


Huh, my script didn't pick up that Sunday night play.  Anyways, yeah, the Tubes are very rarely played during non-10@10 hours.  Heck, here's the full list of plays since Nov. 2004:

Tue Nov  9 05:33:00 2004        The Tubes       SHE%27S A BEAUTY        The Best Of The Tubes %28Capitol%29
Fri Nov 26 11:33:00 2004        The Tubes       SHE%27S A BEAUTY        The Best Of The Tubes %28Capitol%29
Sat Jan  8 20:54:01 2005        The Tubes       SHE%27S A BEAUTY        The Best Of The Tubes %28Capitol%29
Fri Jan 21 16:18:00 2005        TUBES   WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM LI
Tue Apr 12 09:21:03 2005        The Tubes       SHE%27S A BEAUTY        The Best Of The Tubes %28Capitol%29
Fri Jun 10 08:42:00 2005        The Tubes       SHE%27S A BEAUTY        The Best Of The Tubes %28Capitol%29
Fri Sep 23 16:36:00 2005        The Tubes       SHE%27S A BEAUTY        The Best Of The Tubes %28Capitol%29
Tue Nov 15 20:24:00 2005        The Tubes       SUSHI GIRL      The Completion Backward Principle
Tue Feb 21 17:54:00 2006        TUBES   TALK TO YA LATER        THE COMPLETION BACKW
Sat Jun  3 12:21:00 2006        The Tubes       SHE'S A BEAUTY  The Best Of The Tubes (Capitol)
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 08, 2006, 10:56:21 AM
so KFOG is playing Chris Isaak's cover of "I Want You To Want Me". Will they play the new Cheap Trick? (heard it on Little Steven and it's not bad -- a throwback to the old stuff and NOT a Diane Warren ballad).
Title: What's New?
Post by: darryl on June 09, 2006, 12:11:25 AM
Oh man -- covers.  I just hacked at the data to try and find what songs were "new" since about May 2.  But since I've been too lazy to get the data into a real database, if it sees that "I Want You To Want" me has ever been played before, by anyone, it doesn't think it's new.  Oops.  Also, it thinks that danged Gnarls Barkley track is a cover of Seal's "Crazy".

Oh well, excepting covers, here's "What's New on KFOG" for the past 36 or so days (first number is the number of spins in the past 36 days).  More caveats at the bottom:

57      NEIL YOUNG      LOOKING FOR A LEADER
13      RADIOHEAD       FAKE PLASTIC TREES
12      LUSCIOUS JACKSON        NAKED EYE
11      Red Hot Chili Peppers   SNOW (HEY OH)
10      SUBLIME SANTERIA
10      PINK FLOYD      GOODBYE BLUE SKY
9       THE DOORS       TOUCH ME
9       RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS   GIVE IT AWAY
8       WIDESPREAD PANIC        SECOND SKIN
8       The Marshall Tucker Band        CAN'T YOU SEE
8       GREEN DAY       Longview
7       MATCHBOX TWENTY IF YOU'RE GONE
7       LYNYRD SKYNYRD  WHAT'S YOUR NAME?
7       HEART   BARRACUDA
7       EVANESCENCE     BRING ME TO LIFE
6       KEANE   IS IT ANY WONDER?
6       JOAN ARMATRADING        SHOW SOME EMOTION
6       FILTER  TAKE A PICTURE
5       PUDDLE OF MUDD  BLURRY
5       BRANDI CARLILE  THROW IT ALL AWAY
5       AC/DC   HIGHWAY TO HELL
4       YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING B        HOW 'BOUT YOU
4       THE SLIP        EVEN RATS
4       BLUE OYSTER CULT        Don't Fear The Reaper
3       THE REPLACMENTS MESSAGE TO THE BOYS
3       THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND        CAN'T YOU SEE
3       LYNYRD SKYNYRD  Simple Man
3       LES CLAYPOOL    PHANTOM PATRIOT
3       LED ZEPPELIN    HOUSE OF THE HOLY
3       Elton John      SATURDAY NIGHT'S ALRIGHT
3       ELO     DO YA
3       DJ LOGIC        AFRO BEAT
3       BOBBY PREVITE   MINISTRY OF TRUTH
3       BEN HARPER      GATHER ROUND THE STONE

I didn't consider a song in heavy rotation unless it had been played at least 3 times in the past 36 days but was *NEVER* played prior to April 26.  

3 spins is a totally arbitrary number, but the list is about 100+ songs if you include songs only played 1-2 times.

Anyways, some of those songs are actually "new" (like Neil), but a lot of those are interesting songs to throw in...

I also realize that Nirvana's "The Man Who Sold The World" (which previously had been mentioned as a new add) doesn't show up because of the covers issue.

Also, the recent *re*addition of Moby/Gwen Stefani track "Southside" doesn't show up because it *was* played last summer.

Hrm, so now that I've cleaned up the data some I should probably throw it into a real database so I can make better queries that take Artist into account and support date ranges...
Title: New Cheap Trick?
Post by: darryl on June 09, 2006, 12:17:17 AM
Huh -- up until May 28 they were playing "Surrender" 1 or 2 times every 5 days or so.

But since then it's been dropped off of their playlist.
Title: Top 20 from the last 36 days.
Post by: darryl on June 09, 2006, 12:56:06 AM
Hey all... while I'm cluttering up the boards with stats, here's some more simple ones.  Top 20 songs played in the past 36 days:

    109 GNARLS BARKLEY  CRAZY
     96 K.T. Tunstall   OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD
     92 LOS LONELY BOYS DIAMONDS
     92 DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE     CROOKED TEETH
     76 BEN HARPER      BETTER WAY
     68 The Red Hot Chili Peppers       DANI CALIFORNIA
     68 HOOBASTANK      IF I WERE YOU
     64 MY MORNING JACKET       WORDLESS CHORUS
     64 MARK KNOPFLER AND EMMYLO        THIS IS US
     62 Jack Johnson    UPSIDE DOWN
     60 INXS    AFTERGLOW
     59 The Subdudes    PAPA DUKIE
     59 PAUL SIMON      OUTRAGEOUS
     57 NEIL YOUNG      LOOKING FOR A LEADER
     56 JACKIE GREENE   I'M SO GONE
     54 CORINNE BAILEY RAE      PUT YOUR RECORDS ON
     51 FEIST   MUSHABOOM
     44 HARD-FI CASH MACHINE
     44 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN       PAY ME MY MONEY
     40 GOMEZ   GIRLSHAPEDLOVEDRUG
Title: Re: What's New?
Post by: mshray on June 09, 2006, 09:02:44 AM
Quote from: "darryl"


Oh well, excepting covers, here's "What's New on KFOG" for the past 36 or so days (first number is the number of spins in the past 36 days).  More caveats at the bottom:


10      SUBLIME SANTERIA
8       GREEN DAY       Longview
7       EVANESCENCE     BRING ME TO LIFE
6       FILTER  TAKE A PICTURE

8       The Marshall Tucker Band        CAN'T YOU SEE
3       THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND        CAN'T YOU SEE

I didn't consider a song in heavy rotation unless it had been played at least 3 times in the past 36 days but was *NEVER* played prior to April 26.  

3 spins is a totally arbitrary number, but the list is about 100+ songs if you include songs only played 1-2 times.

Anyways, some of those songs are actually "new" (like Neil), but a lot of those are interesting songs to throw in.


I hardly ever listen to KFOG these days outside 10@10 because I still haven't replaced my car stereo that got ripped off & instead have been listening to my Zen iPod clone.  I only get to listen if I'm working in the garage, but even so I had noticed both the Santeria & Longview suddenly popping up.  Throw in the Evanescsence, which was the Big Deal song 2 1/2 years ago & got their label all kinds of write-ups, and the Filter which is one of my favorite tracks of the late 90's, and they seem to want to recapture a bit of Live 105's glory years when Big Rick & Renee were still there.

But they are also adding a lot of Skynyrd & that Marshall Tucker (oddly it seems to get two entries in Darryl script), my absolute favorite breakup song I might add.
Title: Re: What's New?
Post by: RGMike on June 09, 2006, 09:15:18 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
I only get to listen if I'm working in the garage, but even so I had noticed both the Santeria & Longview suddenly popping up.  Throw in the Evanescsence, which was the Big Deal song 2 1/2 years ago & got their label all kinds of write-ups, and the Filter which is one of my favorite tracks of the late 90's, and they seem to want to recapture a bit of Live 105's glory years when Big Rick & Renee were still there.

But they are also adding a lot of Skynyrd & that Marshall Tucker (oddly it seems to get two entries in Darryl script), my absolute favorite breakup song I might add.


of course, KFOG has a history of ignoring songs/bands when they're hits and adding them 2 or 3 or 4 years later; it happened with Pearl Jam, Nirvana, & Green Day. And when they try to add a current "Live 105 band" (see: White Stripes), they get resistance from Fogheads.  About 5 or 6 years ago they seemed to be on track to become "the new Live 105" (when Live 105 itself had dumped its female-skewing artists and was playing the Beastie Boys 18 times a day).  That was when KFOG was playing the Dandy Warhols and stuff of that ilk. Meanwhile, Alice is trying to give KFOG a run for its money again after a year or so of floundering and playing a lot of '90s A/C:

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/06/sarah_and_vinni.html#more

But yes, I noticed the Marshall Tucker too -- Big Rick played it recently (I was getting my haircut, and they play KFOG there) and I was shoocked. And I listen to KFOG about as (non-)often as you.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 09, 2006, 09:48:16 AM
KFOG is playing Shawn Mullins' "Beautiful Wreck", but the player identified the artist as James Blunt (who of course does "Beautiful").
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on June 09, 2006, 03:44:12 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
KFOG is playing Shawn Mullins' "Beautiful Wreck", but the player identified the artist as James Blunt (who of course does "Beautiful").


Ugh, they've had that screwed up in their playlists since early April.  I hope nobody buys that danged James Blunt CD looking for Shawn Mullins.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on June 09, 2006, 07:30:19 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
Quote from: "RGMike"
KFOG is playing Shawn Mullins' "Beautiful Wreck", but the player identified the artist as James Blunt (who of course does "Beautiful").


Ugh, they've had that screwed up in their playlists since early April.  I hope nobody buys that danged James Blunt CD looking for Shawn Mullins.


From what I've heard of the Shawn Mullins, I hope nobody's looking for that one in the first place.  (The world did not need another cover of "House of the Rising Sun.")
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 09, 2006, 08:46:45 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "darryl"
Quote from: "RGMike"
KFOG is playing Shawn Mullins' "Beautiful Wreck", but the player identified the artist as James Blunt (who of course does "Beautiful").


Ugh, they've had that screwed up in their playlists since early April.  I hope nobody buys that danged James Blunt CD looking for Shawn Mullins.


From what I've heard of the Shawn Mullins, I hope nobody's looking for that one in the first place.  (The world did not need another cover of "House of the Rising Sun.")


"Beautiful Wreck" is a pretty good song -- certainly better than the annoying Mr Blunt.  I'll agree about HOTRS, tho'.
Title: Just sent to mornings@kfog.com -- Humph
Post by: darryl on June 19, 2006, 08:06:47 AM
Subject: Dixie Chicks

Great interview.

But Greg says "We've been playing the track... People are calling..."

Huh.  Doesn't seem like you've been playing it that often:

Thu Mar 30 08:36:00 2006        DIXIE CHICKS    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE
Fri Mar 31 06:33:00 2006        DIXIE CHICKS    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE
Thu Apr 13 20:48:00 2006        DIXIE CHICKS    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE
Tue Jun 13 06:51:00 2006        Dixie Chicks    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE
Fri Jun 16 08:21:00 2006        Dixie Chicks    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE
Mon Jun 19 07:48:00 2006        Dixie Chicks    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE

Uhm, which is to say, I wish you'd play it more.  For real.

--Darryl
Title: Re: Just sent to mornings@kfog.com -- Humph
Post by: RGMike on June 19, 2006, 08:16:33 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Subject: Dixie Chicks

Great interview.

But Greg says "We've been playing the track... People are calling..."

Huh.  Doesn't seem like you've been playing it that often:

Thu Mar 30 08:36:00 2006        DIXIE CHICKS    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE
Fri Mar 31 06:33:00 2006        DIXIE CHICKS    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE
Thu Apr 13 20:48:00 2006        DIXIE CHICKS    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE
Tue Jun 13 06:51:00 2006        Dixie Chicks    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE
Fri Jun 16 08:21:00 2006        Dixie Chicks    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE
Mon Jun 19 07:48:00 2006        Dixie Chicks    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE

Uhm, which is to say, I wish you'd play it more.  For real.

--Darryl


Indeed, and as I've said before, Fogheads are notoriously anti-country, even tho' they love hearing "Sweet Home Alabama" multiple times a week.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on June 19, 2006, 08:24:45 AM
I don't care whether Fogheads like the Dixie Chicks.  It just annoys me that Greg would tell an artist that they're playing them and they're getting such and such reaction when they're *barely* playing them.

Enh, I should get over it.  The Morning Show often has in-studio performances and interviews with local artists too, and claim to be giving them all kinds of support, but a few days later do you ever hear those songs played?

Nope!

It lets them pad out their Live From The Archives CD nicely though, and make them seem more hip than they really are.  :P

T-Bone Burnett!  Available only on the web!  Bah!

--Darryl
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 19, 2006, 08:43:32 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
I don't care whether Fogheads like the Dixie Chicks.  It just annoys me that Greg would tell an artist that they're playing them and they're getting such and such reaction when they're *barely* playing them.

Enh, I should get over it.  The Morning Show often has in-studio performances and interviews with local artists too, and claim to be giving them all kinds of support, but a few days later do you ever hear those songs played?

Nope!

It lets them pad out their Live From The Archives CD nicely though, and make them seem more hip than they really are.  :P

T-Bone Burnett!  Available only on the web!  Bah!

--Darryl


I agree with you on all counts.  Seems to be the rule on KFOG: bring 'em in, have 'em play, kiss their ass, and then forget about 'em.
Title: wow!
Post by: ggould on June 19, 2006, 09:00:06 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "darryl"
I don't care whether Fogheads like the Dixie Chicks.  It just annoys me that Greg would tell an artist that they're playing them and they're getting such and such reaction when they're *barely* playing them.

Enh, I should get over it.  The Morning Show often has in-studio performances and interviews with local artists too, and claim to be giving them all kinds of support, but a few days later do you ever hear those songs played?

Nope!

It lets them pad out their Live From The Archives CD nicely though, and make them seem more hip than they really are.  :P

T-Bone Burnett!  Available only on the web!  Bah!

--Darryl
I agree with you on all counts.  Seems to be the rule on KFOG: bring 'em in, have 'em play, kiss their ass, and then forget about 'em.

Cranky pants in harmony this morning! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: wow!
Post by: RGMike on June 19, 2006, 09:06:25 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "darryl"
I don't care whether Fogheads like the Dixie Chicks.  It just annoys me that Greg would tell an artist that they're playing them and they're getting such and such reaction when they're *barely* playing them.

Enh, I should get over it.  The Morning Show often has in-studio performances and interviews with local artists too, and claim to be giving them all kinds of support, but a few days later do you ever hear those songs played?

Nope!

It lets them pad out their Live From The Archives CD nicely though, and make them seem more hip than they really are.  :P

T-Bone Burnett!  Available only on the web!  Bah!

--Darryl
I agree with you on all counts.  Seems to be the rule on KFOG: bring 'em in, have 'em play, kiss their ass, and then forget about 'em.

Cranky pants in harmony this morning! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


And proud of it!

It's also worth noting that KFOG has that "New Releases" page on the website, which gives the illusion that they're playing a lot of new tunes that they really aren't.  That Elvis Costello/Allen Toussaint collab is on that page; I've yet to hear it on KFOG (odd, considering their renewed interest in all things New Orleans), tho' KPIG is playing it pretty regularly.
Title: Re: Just sent to mornings@kfog.com -- Humph
Post by: Gazoo on June 19, 2006, 11:54:13 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "darryl"
Subject: Dixie Chicks

Great interview.

But Greg says "We've been playing the track... People are calling..."

Huh.  Doesn't seem like you've been playing it that often:

Thu Mar 30 08:36:00 2006        DIXIE CHICKS    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE
Fri Mar 31 06:33:00 2006        DIXIE CHICKS    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE
Thu Apr 13 20:48:00 2006        DIXIE CHICKS    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE
Tue Jun 13 06:51:00 2006        Dixie Chicks    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE
Fri Jun 16 08:21:00 2006        Dixie Chicks    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE
Mon Jun 19 07:48:00 2006        Dixie Chicks    NOT READY TO MAKE NICE

Uhm, which is to say, I wish you'd play it more.  For real.

--Darryl


Indeed, and as I've said before, Fogheads are notoriously anti-country, even tho' they love hearing "Sweet Home Alabama" multiple times a week.


All the more galling since most of the new album, including NRTMN, is scarcely "country."  I like the song, but frankly, it's far closer to Wilson Phillips than, say, SheDaisy.
Title: Re: wow!
Post by: darryl on June 19, 2006, 10:31:40 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"

And proud of it!

It's also worth noting that KFOG has that "New Releases" page on the website, which gives the illusion that they're playing a lot of new tunes that they really aren't.  That Elvis Costello/Allen Toussaint collab is on that page; I've yet to hear it on KFOG (odd, considering their renewed interest in all things New Orleans), tho' KPIG is playing it pretty regularly.


Oh man, a few months ago I started but then apparently discarded an e-mail to KFOG's Music Director complaining that it took Katrina for them to notice and play the Subdudes.

This was after seeing the Subdudes play at GAMH and running into the ubiquitous KFOG booth where they were signing up people for their mailing list.  Oh, and there was a ginormous KFOG banner hanging from the reserved balcony above the stage.

As *if* KFOG is a big supporter of the Subdudes.  Heard them on the 'PIG for years before KFOG played 'em.  Man, I should invest in a big ole antenna for my little Miata to try to pull in KPIG via the AM band.  (Yeah yeah, not likely, I know...)

--Darryl
Title: Re: wow!
Post by: RGMike on June 20, 2006, 07:31:11 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Quote from: "RGMike"

And proud of it!

It's also worth noting that KFOG has that "New Releases" page on the website, which gives the illusion that they're playing a lot of new tunes that they really aren't.  That Elvis Costello/Allen Toussaint collab is on that page; I've yet to hear it on KFOG (odd, considering their renewed interest in all things New Orleans), tho' KPIG is playing it pretty regularly.


Oh man, a few months ago I started but then apparently discarded an e-mail to KFOG's Music Director complaining that it took Katrina for them to notice and play the Subdudes.

This was after seeing the Subdudes play at GAMH and running into the ubiquitous KFOG booth where they were signing up people for their mailing list.  Oh, and there was a ginormous KFOG banner hanging from the reserved balcony above the stage.

As *if* KFOG is a big supporter of the Subdudes.  Heard them on the 'PIG for years before KFOG played 'em.  Man, I should invest in a big ole antenna for my little Miata to try to pull in KPIG via the AM band.  (Yeah yeah, not likely, I know...)

--Darryl


And, TANC, they interviewed Costello/Toussaint this morning and played a track from the new album.
Title: Re: wow!
Post by: mshray on June 20, 2006, 08:31:32 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Oh man, a few months ago I started but then apparently discarded an e-mail to KFOG's Music Director complaining that it took Katrina for them to notice and play the Subdudes.

This was after seeing the Subdudes play at GAMH and running into the ubiquitous KFOG booth where they were signing up people for their mailing list.  Oh, and there was a ginormous KFOG banner hanging from the reserved balcony above the stage.

As *if* KFOG is a big supporter of the Subdudes.  Heard them on the 'PIG for years before KFOG played 'em.  Man, I should invest in a big ole antenna for my little Miata to try to pull in KPIG via the AM band.  (Yeah yeah, not likely, I know...)

--Darryl


Not that I am arguing or disagreeing with you, but KFOG did put the Subdudes on both of the New Music Samplers in my possession.  FWIW.
Title: Re: wow!
Post by: princessofcairo on June 20, 2006, 08:46:05 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "darryl"
Oh man, a few months ago I started but then apparently discarded an e-mail to KFOG's Music Director complaining that it took Katrina for them to notice and play the Subdudes.

This was after seeing the Subdudes play at GAMH and running into the ubiquitous KFOG booth where they were signing up people for their mailing list.  Oh, and there was a ginormous KFOG banner hanging from the reserved balcony above the stage.

As *if* KFOG is a big supporter of the Subdudes.  Heard them on the 'PIG for years before KFOG played 'em.  Man, I should invest in a big ole antenna for my little Miata to try to pull in KPIG via the AM band.  (Yeah yeah, not likely, I know...)

--Darryl


Not that I am arguing or disagreeing with you, but KFOG did put the Subdudes on both of the New Music Samplers in my possession.  FWIW.


yeah, they played the hell out of "you'll be satisfied" when it was released. but the song soon slipped into the kfog "new music we liked so much when it came out, but we've barely played it since" abyss. see: jeff buckley's "last goodbye," paul weller's "all the pictures on the wall," traffic's "nowhere is there freedom," and steely dan's "two against nature."
Title: Re: wow!
Post by: urth on June 20, 2006, 09:21:06 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "darryl"
Quote from: "RGMike"

And proud of it!

It's also worth noting that KFOG has that "New Releases" page on the website, which gives the illusion that they're playing a lot of new tunes that they really aren't.  That Elvis Costello/Allen Toussaint collab is on that page; I've yet to hear it on KFOG (odd, considering their renewed interest in all things New Orleans), tho' KPIG is playing it pretty regularly.


Oh man, a few months ago I started but then apparently discarded an e-mail to KFOG's Music Director complaining that it took Katrina for them to notice and play the Subdudes.

This was after seeing the Subdudes play at GAMH and running into the ubiquitous KFOG booth where they were signing up people for their mailing list.  Oh, and there was a ginormous KFOG banner hanging from the reserved balcony above the stage.

As *if* KFOG is a big supporter of the Subdudes.  Heard them on the 'PIG for years before KFOG played 'em.  Man, I should invest in a big ole antenna for my little Miata to try to pull in KPIG via the AM band.  (Yeah yeah, not likely, I know...)

--Darryl


And, TANC, they interviewed Costello/Toussaint this morning and played a track from the new album.


Of course they did--their tour hits Oakland tonight. And tomorrow KFOG will have forgotten all about it.
Title: Re: wow!
Post by: darryl on June 20, 2006, 04:14:56 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"

And, TANC, they interviewed Costello/Toussaint this morning and played a track from the new album.


TANC?  Sorry, don't know that one...
Title: Re: wow!
Post by: urth on June 20, 2006, 04:23:33 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
Quote from: "RGMike"

And, TANC, they interviewed Costello/Toussaint this morning and played a track from the new album.


TANC?  Sorry, don't know that one...


There Are No Coincidences.

Sorry, we tend to fall into our own proprietary vernacular around here a lot.
Title: Re: wow!
Post by: ggould on June 20, 2006, 07:12:25 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Of course they did--their tour hits Oakland tonight. And tomorrow KFOG will have forgotten all about it.

wow, Jim is trying on the cranky pants!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 26, 2006, 07:38:21 AM
Anyone else hear the endless interview with the Scientology guy between 6:30 and 7 today?  It was odd, mainly because they tend to give short shrift to far more important/interesting issues -- gotta play those spots! gotta play Gnarls Barkley again! -- but this guy had 30 minutes handed to him.  Weird.  Were they threatening a lawsuit or something?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on June 26, 2006, 08:47:07 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Anyone else hear the endless interview with the Scientology guy bwtewwn 6:60 and 7 today?


"Between 6:60 at 7" would be the shortest interview ever!

Seriously, though, this sounds like a tit for tat thing: We'll give you access to Celebrity X *if* you give us what we think is a fair forum.  The Scientologists, despicable though they may be in terms of spirituality and humanity, are good businesspeople: They know they have negotiating leverage, and how to use it.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 26, 2006, 08:59:47 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Anyone else hear the endless interview with the Scientology guy between 6:30 and 7 today?


"Between 6:60 at 7" would be the shortest interview ever!

Seriously, though, this sounds like a tit for tat thing: We'll give you access to Celebrity X *if* you give us what we think is a fair forum.  The Scientologists, despicable though they may be in terms of spirituality and humanity, are good businesspeople: They know they have negotiating leverage, and how to use it.


Well, yes, but lots of PR firms do the same thing. It just seemed really odd.  Didn't catch the guys name but he was an ex-football player (Pittsburgh Steelers).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on June 26, 2006, 09:04:11 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Well, yes, but lots of PR firms do the same thing. It just seemed really odd.


Depends on the caliber of celeb the Scientologists dangled before the (Cumulus?) execs.  (PS: Did Dave's email addy change after all in light of the acquisition?)  You're right that this happens all the time, but only a handful are able to execute it on such a scale.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on June 26, 2006, 03:37:06 PM
While we're on the topic of Scientology, check this out: A bootleg of the Scientology orientation vid. Looks like it was shot by someone in the audience with a video cam, but it's watchable. Also long--35 minutes.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3748589621013011299

Watch it quick, before their lawyers get it 86'd.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on June 28, 2006, 12:16:48 PM
Exchanged a couple of emails with Ginger from KBCO this week, I sent her a bit of triva that she could easily make into a My 3 Songs and asked if KBCO also did that.  She replied that they did, and then asked me if I knew that both PD Dave Benson & Peter Finch formerly worked at KBCO.

Did any of you guys know that?  I sure didn't.

Of course, what with Ginger playing Bare Naked Ladies live from their Studio C recordings today, I mentioned that Peter is well-known for his BNL love and wondered if he picked that up while he was there, as KBCO definitely seems to play them more than KFOG does (even tho' BNL did KFOG's Concert for Kids a couple years back, to tie this back into the other thread here lately).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 28, 2006, 12:23:43 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Exchanged a couple of emails with Ginger from KBCO this week, I sent her a bit of triva that she could easily make into a My 3 Songs and asked if KBCO also did that.  She replied that they did, and then asked me if I knew that both PD Dave Benson & Peter Finch formerly worked at KBCO.

Did any of you guys know that?  I sure didn't.

Of course, what with Ginger playing Bare Naked Ladies live from their Studio C recordings today, I mentioned that Peter is well-known for his BNL love and wondered if he picked that up while he was there, as KBCO definitely seems to play them more than KFOG does (even tho' BNL did KFOG's Concert for Kids a couple years back, to tie this back into the other thread here lately).


I knew about Benson, I think Ginger mentioned it the first time I emailed her. I knew Peter had worked in Colorado, but not at which station.

The Peak also has a former KFOG PD, Paul Marzsalek, working there, and I believe he gave them the suggestion to do 10@10.  And the aforementioned Dave Benson is one of Bob Stroud's best friends.  TANC!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on June 29, 2006, 09:50:15 AM
Hey Darryl, if you see this I'm curious if you could look something up in your script for me.  Yesterday afternoon Big Rick played Temple of the Dog "Hunger Strike", which I definitely never heard on KFOG before, and so I'm wondering how much of a one-off that was.
Title: Darryl Question
Post by: Alicat on June 29, 2006, 09:57:47 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Hey Darryl, if you see this I'm curious if you could look something up in your script for me.  Yesterday afternoon Big Rick played Temple of the Dog "Hunger Strike", which I definitely never heard on KFOG before, and so I'm wondering how much of a one-off that was.

I have a question too:
Stats for Red Hot Chili Peps. What else is being played aside from Dani California? Anything from the new Stadium Arcadium?
Title: Re: Darryl Question
Post by: RGMike on June 29, 2006, 10:05:12 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "mshray"
Hey Darryl, if you see this I'm curious if you could look something up in your script for me.  Yesterday afternoon Big Rick played Temple of the Dog "Hunger Strike", which I definitely never heard on KFOG before, and so I'm wondering how much of a one-off that was.

I have a question too:
Stats for Red Hot Chili Peps. What else is being played aside from Dani California? Anything from the new Stadium Arcadium?


radio usually only plays one track at a time from a new LP unless it's, like, U2.
Title: Re: Darryl Question
Post by: urth on June 29, 2006, 10:21:42 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "mshray"
Hey Darryl, if you see this I'm curious if you could look something up in your script for me.  Yesterday afternoon Big Rick played Temple of the Dog "Hunger Strike", which I definitely never heard on KFOG before, and so I'm wondering how much of a one-off that was.

I have a question too:
Stats for Red Hot Chili Peps. What else is being played aside from Dani California? Anything from the new Stadium Arcadium?


radio usually only plays one track at a time from a new LP unless it's, like, U2.


Unless Powers has slipped in a secondary track at some point (do they still do the Sunday Night Jam show?), I'm afrait Mike is probably right.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on July 13, 2006, 02:35:15 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Hey Darryl, if you see this I'm curious if you could look something up in your script for me.  Yesterday afternoon Big Rick played Temple of the Dog "Hunger Strike", which I definitely never heard on KFOG before, and so I'm wondering how much of a one-off that was.


Hey -- you guys should PM me with these requests.  I might actually see 'em.  :-}

Hrm, looks like it's been in rotation since May 30, 2005.  Somewhat heavily (every 3-4 days) from Oct-Dec. 2005.  Then it dropped to maybe once a month until the end of April 2006 Cumulus takeover. Super heavy rotation in May 2006 -- at least every other day.  It's dropped off slightly in Jun-Jul to every 3-4 days again.

Interestingly it never gets played during the Morning Show, which is why it isn't popping into my mind.
Title: Re: Darryl Question
Post by: darryl on July 13, 2006, 02:41:02 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"

I have a question too:
Stats for Red Hot Chili Peps. What else is being played aside from Dani California? Anything from the new Stadium Arcadium?


Howdy...

Snow (Hey Oh) premiered on New Music Thursday May 18.  Also on the subsequent May 25.  Then starting Mon May 29 it got thrown into pretty heavy rotation.  It was played 18 times in June, but fairly erratically.  Lots of extra spins on New Music Thursdays.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on July 13, 2006, 04:14:40 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
Quote from: "mshray"
Hey Darryl, if you see this I'm curious if you could look something up in your script for me.  Yesterday afternoon Big Rick played Temple of the Dog "Hunger Strike", which I definitely never heard on KFOG before, and so I'm wondering how much of a one-off that was.


Hey -- you guys should PM me with these requests.  I might actually see 'em.  :-}

Hrm, looks like it's been in rotation since May 30, 2005.  Somewhat heavily (every 3-4 days) from Oct-Dec. 2005.  Then it dropped to maybe once a month until the end of April 2006 Cumulus takeover. Super heavy rotation in May 2006 -- at least every other day.  It's dropped off slightly in Jun-Jul to every 3-4 days again.


Interestingly it never gets played during the Morning Show, which is why it isn't popping into my mind.


Thanks Darryl!  How's about R.E.M.  "Catapult"?  Heard that one afternoon recently and couldn't believe it wasn't part of a My 3 Songs.

Slow afternoon at work, eh?
Title: James Hunter
Post by: ggould on July 13, 2006, 04:40:44 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
Hey -- you guys should PM me with these requests.  I might actually see 'em.  :-}

Do your records show KFOG playing anything by James Hunter?  The single is "People Gonna talk" and it's big on KPIG and KRSH.  I find it hard to believe it wouldn't go over big on KFOG.
Title: Re: James Hunter
Post by: darryl on July 13, 2006, 08:14:59 PM
Quote from: "ggould"

Do your records show KFOG playing anything by James Hunter?  The single is "People Gonna talk" and it's big on KPIG and KRSH.  I find it hard to believe it wouldn't go over big on KFOG.


Hi there:

I did a lot of catching up with various threads today.  I replied to your post in "New Music" about James Hunter here:

http://10at10club.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=36572#36572

In short, they've been playing "No Smoke Without Fire" on every New Music Thursdays since April 6.  Not today yet.  Hrm.  I should request that Big Rick play it, since we're in the middle of the New Music Hour (wow, a ghetto within a ghetto!)
Title: Van Halen's "You Really Got Me"
Post by: darryl on July 17, 2006, 04:08:37 PM
Post-Cumulus this has been played about once every 5 days or so.  It's still odd to hear on KFOG, I think, not that I don't like hearing ole Eddie rip it up.

--Darryl
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on July 17, 2006, 04:14:40 PM
I'm trying to figure out why KFOG wasn't promoting the Ray Davies show last week. The demographic (40s and older) was right in their wheelhouse, and you'd think the Kinks would fit into their World Class Rock profile. And they played a song or two off Davies' new record, at least on New Releases Thursdays.

But they weren't, and the show ended up selling about half the house.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 17, 2006, 07:58:00 PM
Quote from: "urth"
I'm trying to figure out why KFOG wasn't promoting the Ray Davies show last week. The demographic (40s and older) was right in their wheelhouse, and you'd think the Kinks would fit into their World Class Rock profile. And they played a song or two off Davies' new record, at least on New Releases Thursdays.

But they weren't, and the show ended up selling about half the house.


KFOG it seems to me is perpetually torn, demo-wise. The over-40s are loyal, and help their overall cume, but they need younger listeners to attract advertisers too.  They always seem to be playing both ends against the middle.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 19, 2006, 11:02:15 AM
I'm amused that while KNBR/KTCT and the Bone all say "A Cumulus station" on their hourly ID's, KFOG makes no mention of it and in fact is sticking with the "Foghead supported local radio" tag.

"Who, us? Corporate?"
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on July 19, 2006, 11:28:42 PM
Quote from: "mshray"

Thanks Darryl!  How's about R.E.M.  "Catapult"?  Heard that one afternoon recently and couldn't believe it wasn't part of a My 3 Songs.

Slow afternoon at work, eh?


Sometimes it's slow, yah.  ;-}

Let's see -- I don't see Catapult at all in my listings.  Ok, here's a quick hack at the stats...

From Feb to mid-April 2006 (pre-Cumulus), here's the top 15 or so REM tunes:
  42 POP SONG 89
  36 THE ONE I LOVE
  36 STAND
  36 LOSING MY RELIGION
  33 MAN ON THE MOON
  32 IT%27S THE END OF THE WORLD
  21 NIGHTSWIMMING
  19 EVERYBODY HURTS
   3 FIND THE RIVER
   2 WHAT%27S THE FREQUENCY KENN
   2 THE ONE I LOVE %28KFOG ARCHIVES%29
   2 SUPERMAN
   2 LOSING MY RELIGION %28ARCHIVES TRACK%29
   2 LEAVING NEW YORK
   2 FINEST WORKSONG
   2 DRIVER 8

And from mid-April 2006 to present:
  32 LOSING MY RELIGION
  32 IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD
  31 THE ONE I LOVE
  28 POP SONG 89
  28 ORANGE CRUSH
  23 DRIVER 8
  18 ROCK VI
  17 MAN ON THE MOON
  14 WHAT'S THE FREQUENCY KENN
  14 TALK ABOUT THE PASSION
   8 NIGHTSWIMMING
   7 IT%27S THE END OF THE WORLD
   6 EVERYBODY HURTS
   4 WHAT%27S THE FREQUENCY KENN
   2 SUPERMAN
   2 STAND
   2 LOSING MY RELIGION (ARCHIVES TRACK)
   2 FALL ON ME

What's it all mean?  I dunno -- but the new management doesn't seem to like Stand, that's for sure.  That is more of an Alice track, I think.  Whoops -- hasn't shown up there in the past few days either.  My bad.  (Granted I've only been keeping KLLC stats for about 4 days now.  :-}
Title: Re: James Hunter
Post by: darryl on July 19, 2006, 11:31:44 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
Quote from: "ggould"

Do your records show KFOG playing anything by James Hunter?  The single is "People Gonna talk" and it's big on KPIG and KRSH.  I find it hard to believe it wouldn't go over big on KFOG.


Hi there:

I did a lot of catching up with various threads today.  I replied to your post in "New Music" about James Hunter here:

http://10at10club.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=36572#36572

In short, they've been playing "No Smoke Without Fire" on every New Music Thursdays since April 6.  Not today yet.  Hrm.  I should request that Big Rick play it, since we're in the middle of the New Music Hour (wow, a ghetto within a ghetto!)


Well, AFAIK they didn't play him last Thursday, but they *did* play a Playspace recording of James Hunter track (neither "No Smoker" nor "People" during Live from the Archives tonight.  And they promoted his show at the GAMH next Friday.  Man, we need to find a babysitter!  My wife says she heard them play it earlier today too and were giving away tickets.  Funny -- neither spins got picked up by my script.

Still great to hear some new British R&B on the airwaves.  :-}
Title: Re: James Hunter
Post by: ggould on July 19, 2006, 11:37:18 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
Quote from: "darryl"
Quote from: "ggould"
Do your records show KFOG playing anything by James Hunter?  The single is "People Gonna talk" and it's big on KPIG and KRSH.  I find it hard to believe it wouldn't go over big on KFOG.
Hi there:

I did a lot of catching up with various threads today.  I replied to your post in "New Music" about James Hunter here:

http://10at10club.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=36572#36572

In short, they've been playing "No Smoke Without Fire" on every New Music Thursdays since April 6.  Not today yet.  Hrm.  I should request that Big Rick play it, since we're in the middle of the New Music Hour (wow, a ghetto within a ghetto!)
Well, AFAIK they didn't play him last Thursday, but they *did* play a Playspace recording of James Hunter track (neither "No Smoker" nor "People" during Live from the Archives tonight.  And they promoted his show at the GAMH next Friday.  Man, we need to find a babysitter!  My wife says she heard them play it earlier today too and were giving away tickets.  Funny -- neither spins got picked up by my script.

Still great to hear some new British R&B on the airwaves.  :-}

I wish I had the energy to go see Boz at the Mountain Winery, James Hunter is opening.  What a pair of singers!  The GAMH gig should be killer.  I've been hearing ads for a lot of groups at the mid-state fair in Paso Robles on KPIG lately, Hunter is playing there too!

http://www.jameshuntermusic.com/tour.php
Title: Re: James Hunter
Post by: darryl on July 21, 2006, 04:27:45 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
I wish I had the energy to go see Boz at the Mountain Winery, James Hunter is opening.


Huh -- one of my old faves from KPIG, Paul Thorn is going to be opening for Boz on his second night (July 30).

He really is worth seeing live, even as an opener.  We saw him open for the Subdudes a few months back.

Here's a snippet of a nice review of his new DVD

Quote
There's a certain authenticity this music presents to listeners that is immediate, raw, and sincere. Thorn is no wannabe bluesman, nor is he a consummate rock & roll street poet. His roots go way deeper than that — they are defined by a certain class consciousness that expresses pain through woolly raucous joy, and joy itself as something to raise the roof about. If anything, Thorn and his fine band play post-religious church music, and that church service happens in barrooms, in juke joints, and at backyard BBQs every night of the year. Thorn is a poet all right, one whose working-class roots didn't come from his parents and were passed down through the gene pool or by osmosis. They were earned and are worn as a greasy, sweaty badge of honor. He's one of those songwriters who may be too obvious and brash for most, but his words and music contain virtually everything gloriously and singularly vulgar about America and he makes no apologies for it. So Far So Good is a party that welcomes all regardless of race, class, creed, or religious belief. Highly recommended.


Oh, and here's video of a great in-studio performance of "Even Heroes Die":  http://www.blazingsquirrel.com/pictures/y2004/even_heroes_die.htm
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on July 27, 2006, 09:28:13 AM
So, one unforeseen consequence of having my wife in the hospital recovering from her surgery is that I get to drive her car, which didn't get its radio stolen, and thus for the first time in 5 months I'm listening to the Morning Show instead of my Zen iPod clone.  They were having a conversation on the topic of why do most British artists not sing with a British accent.  Various callers say various non-definitive things, and Greg points out that Rancid & Green Day are from Berkeley, but sometimes they want to sound like the Clash.  So I call in to say that I think Greg has the right idea, and that singers make a conscious decision to add or drop their accents.  The first British Invasion was all bands that were inspired by American R&B artists, but the 2nd British invasion, all those bands were inspired by the Sex Pistols & The Clash.  I also added that when Syd Barrett died there was a quote from Bowie, that he'd been a tremendous influence on Bowie because he was the first guy Bowie had heard singing with a British accent.

So they thanked me for my comments, Dave said, "Yeah that's good", and Renee said "You've got a lot of knowledge".  After the next commercial break they played my call back, and then played another, but before they let the guy speak Dave said, "This had better be good, because the last guy was really smart."  Needless to say I was laughing out loud.

This was about 7:20, and half an hour later they had Ramblin' Jack Elliott on & he's telling fascinating story after fascinating story, and then Peter Finch asks him what he thinks about the whole accent question.  And he proceeds to say just what I said, that all those guys from the British invasion were trying to sound like Ledbelly.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 27, 2006, 09:34:24 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
So I call in to say that I think Greg has the right idea, and that singers make a conscious decision to add or drop their accents.  The first British Invasion was all bands that were inspired by American R&B artists, but the 2nd British invasion, all those badns were inspired by the Sex Pistols & The Clash.  I also added that when Syd Barrett died there was a quote from Bowie, that he'd been a tremendous influence on Bowie because he was the first guy Bowie had heard singing with a British accent.

So they thanked me for my comments, Dave said, "Yeah that's good", and Renee said "You've got a lot of knowledge".  After the next commercial break they played my call back, and then played another, but before they let the guy speak Dave said, "This had better be good, because the last guy was really smart."  Needless to say I was laughing out loud.

This was about 7:20, and half an hour later they had Ramblin' Jack Elliott on & he's telling fascinating story after fascinating story, and then Peter Finch asks him what he thinks about the whole accent question.  And he proceeds to say just what I said, that all those guys from the British invasion were trying to sound like Ledbelly.


Well, we already knew you were smarter than Ramblin' Jack!

Did they get into the Dylan-stole-Ramblin' Jack's-act thing at all?  I'd always heard people say that, and yet in the Scorsese docu about Dylan, Elliott barely got a mention.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on July 27, 2006, 09:47:53 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "mshray"
So I call in to say that I think Greg has the right idea, and that singers make a conscious decision to add or drop their accents.  The first British Invasion was all bands that were inspired by American R&B artists, but the 2nd British invasion, all those badns were inspired by the Sex Pistols & The Clash.  I also added that when Syd Barrett died there was a quote from Bowie, that he'd been a tremendous influence on Bowie because he was the first guy Bowie had heard singing with a British accent.

So they thanked me for my comments, Dave said, "Yeah that's good", and Renee said "You've got a lot of knowledge".  After the next commercial break they played my call back, and then played another, but before they let the guy speak Dave said, "This had better be good, because the last guy was really smart."  Needless to say I was laughing out loud.

This was about 7:20, and half an hour later they had Ramblin' Jack Elliott on & he's telling fascinating story after fascinating story, and then Peter Finch asks him what he thinks about the whole accent question.  And he proceeds to say just what I said, that all those guys from the British invasion were trying to sound like Ledbelly.


Well, we already knew you were smarter than Ramblin' Jack!

Did they get into the Dylan-stole-Ramblin' Jack's-act thing at all?  I'd always heard people say that, and yet in the Scorsese docu about Dylan, Elliott barely got a mention.


They mentioned that Ramblin Jack was featured in Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue, but it came across more like both Ramblin Jack (& by extension Bobby Z) based their acts on Woody Guthrie & Pete Seeger.  According to a quote they dug out of the Guardian, Ramblin' Jack also stole Alan Ginsberg's girlfriend, married James Dean's ex-girlfriend, and Mick Jagger bought his first guitar immediately after seeing him perform.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 27, 2006, 09:49:53 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
According to a quote they dug out of the Guardian, Ramblin' Jack also stole Allan Ginsberg's girlfriend...


I suspect that was, um, relatively easy to do :wink:
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 27, 2006, 10:47:00 AM
today's the big premiere of the new "Local Scene" CD, and one of the artists is a surf-guitar band called Pollo del Mar (Chicken of the Sea, get it?). But Big Rick, on the promo they're running, pronounces it "POLO del mar".  LOL!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on July 27, 2006, 10:52:55 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Pollo del Mar (Chicken of the Sea, get it?). But Big Rick, on the promo they're running, pronounces it "POLO del mar".  LOL!


A name copped from Steve Martin's LA Story. The hotel he and Sarah Jessica Parker slip away to is called El Pollo del Mar. And yeah, I heard Big Rick's faux pas--ya think he'd know better. (Unless the band really pronounces it like that...)
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 27, 2006, 10:56:37 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Pollo del Mar (Chicken of the Sea, get it?). But Big Rick, on the promo they're running, pronounces it "POLO del mar".  LOL!


A name copped from Steve Martin's LA Story. The hotel he and Sarah Jessica Parker slip away to is called El Pollo del Mar. And yeah, I heard Big Rick's faux pas--ya think he'd know better. (Unless the band really pronounces it like that...)


I'd forgotten that. Great flick.  

Maybe the band drenches themselves in Ralph Lauren cologne...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: princessofcairo on July 27, 2006, 12:27:58 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
today's the big premiere of the new "Local Scene" CD, and one of the artists is a surf-guitar band called Pollo del Mar (Chicken of the Sea, get it?). But Big Rick, on the promo they're running, pronounces it "POLO del mar".  LOL!


marco!
polo!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on July 27, 2006, 03:35:05 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Pollo del Mar (Chicken of the Sea, get it?). But Big Rick, on the promo they're running, pronounces it "POLO del mar".  LOL!


A name copped from Steve Martin's LA Story. The hotel he and Sarah Jessica Parker slip away to is called El Pollo del Mar. And yeah, I heard Big Rick's faux pas--ya think he'd know better. (Unless the band really pronounces it like that...)


Rosalie just played the track, which sounded prety good to the segment of my brain that was listening.  She then plugged the CD, properly pronounced the band's name & speculated if it was a Sarah Jessica Parker reference.  But without elaborating for the uninformed about how/why it could be.  So if you couldn't connect the dots between SJP & Pollo Del Mar, Rosalie wasn't gonna bail you out.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 27, 2006, 03:41:30 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Pollo del Mar (Chicken of the Sea, get it?). But Big Rick, on the promo they're running, pronounces it "POLO del mar".  LOL!


A name copped from Steve Martin's LA Story. The hotel he and Sarah Jessica Parker slip away to is called El Pollo del Mar. And yeah, I heard Big Rick's faux pas--ya think he'd know better. (Unless the band really pronounces it like that...)


Rosalie just played the track, which sounded prety good to the segment of my brain that was listening.  She then plugged the CD, properly pronounced the band's name & speculated if it was a Sarah Jessica Parker reference.  But without elaborating for the uninformed about how/why it could be.  So if you couldn't connect the dots between SJP & Pollo Del Mar, Rosalie wasn't gonna bail you out.


the band's website

http://pollodelmar.com/frame.html

makes no mention of LA Story...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 08, 2006, 09:31:48 AM
VH's "Dance the Night Away" makes another non-10@10 appearance on KFOG.

ETA: and now it's "Don't Dream it's Over", one of the few '87 cliches Dave managed to avoid yesterday.
Title: VH
Post by: ggould on August 08, 2006, 02:01:05 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
VH's "Dance the Night Away" makes another non-10@10 appearance on KFOG.

ETA: and now it's "Don't Dream it's Over", one of the few '87 cliches Dave managed to avoid yesterday.

I just heard it post-10@10 within the last couple of days as well.
Title: Re: VH
Post by: RGMike on August 09, 2006, 09:29:53 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
VH's "Dance the Night Away" makes another non-10@10 appearance on KFOG.

ETA: and now it's "Don't Dream it's Over", one of the few '87 cliches Dave managed to avoid yesterday.

I just heard it post-10@10 within the last couple of days as well.


and I heard it Tues nite, pre-10@10, around 9:45pm.

But this morning, I just heard them play Everclear, "Santa Monica", which is (relatively) new to KFOG, no?  They certainly weren't playing it when it was a hit, it was strictly a Live 105 song then.

ETA: followed by -- hahaha, bless yo' soul -- "Crazy".
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 10, 2006, 09:42:49 AM
The morning show had Tommy Chong guesting this morning. He's out flogging a new book and had a few words to say about his being entrapped for selling paraphernalia over state lines. He had a few good lines (scripted no doubt, but still funny), particularly when a caller asked about his current relationship with Cheech Marin, "He took a different path--he's an expert on Chicano art now. He went back to his roots, and I'm still hanging with my buds."

Dave also brought up his stint in Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers. "Yeah, I used to be black." And when Dave asked if he'd cowritten the Does Your Mama Know About Me, he said, "Yep, I wrote the words and the lyrics." They didn't play it though.

When the interview was over, they segued into JCM's The Authority Song.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on August 10, 2006, 11:01:25 AM
Quote from: "urth"
The morning show had Tommy Chong guesting this morning. He's out flogging a new book and had a few words to say about his being entrapped for selling paraphernalia over state lines. He had a few good lines (scripted no doubt, but still funny), particularly when a caller asked about his current relationship with Cheech Marin, "He took a different path--he's an expert on Chicano art now. He went back to his roots, and I'm still hanging with my buds."

Dave also brought up his stint in Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers. "Yeah, I used to be black." And when Dave asked if he'd cowritten the Does Your Mama Know About Me, he said, "Yep, I wrote the words and the lyrics." They didn't play it though.

When the interview was over, they segued into JCM's The Authority Song.


I had called in to ask about his time with the Vancouvers, but he wasn't in studio yet.  I heard the first part of the interview but missed the 2nd half getting out of my car & up to my desk.  So thanks for the fill in.  My favorite line was when a caller asked him if he felt he was on a short list when he flies and did he get hassled, especially with the ban announced today on carrying virtually any liquids on planes.  He said no, and anyway he doesn't carry water in his bong, you can get water anywhere.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on August 10, 2006, 12:43:51 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Dave also brought up his stint in Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers. "Yeah, I used to be black." And when Dave asked if he'd cowritten the Does Your Mama Know About Me, he said, "Yep, I wrote the words and the lyrics." They didn't play it though.


I wish they'd played it.  I guess Dave sidestepped asking about the former name of the band ("Four Niggers and a Chink").  Great line about the bongwater!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 11, 2006, 09:50:49 AM
"mini focus group" on KFOG re: that "Wish I was a Punk Rocker (with flowers in my hair)" song. Apparently some people HATE it, and don't understand that it's not meant literally. the songwriter knows full well that punk rockers dodn't have flowers in their hair, she was trying to merge two political and musical concepts.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 11, 2006, 09:54:28 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
"mini focus group" on KFOG re: that "Wish I was a Punk Rocker (with flowers in my hair)" song. Apparently some people HATE it, and don't understand that it's not meant literally. the songwriter knows full well that punk rockers dodn't have flowers in their hair, she was trying to merge two political and musical concepts.


Typical fogheads. If they'd listen to the lyrics, there are plenty of both 60s and late 70s references, making it obvious that the singer is not talking strictly about punk rock.

Eedjits.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on August 11, 2006, 02:48:33 PM
Quote from: "urth"
The morning show had Tommy Chong guesting this morning.
<snip>
When the interview was over, they segued into JCM's The Authority Song.


I heard that, and thought it was nice that after the first part of the interview, or just before it, they played Sarah Maclachlan's "Possession" (har har -- get it?)

That choice, with Authority Song made me cheer for Dave.  He seems to be the only KFOG jock who is actually aware that uh, you know, music can have something to do with the talk.

I can't count the number of times that The Morning Show w/o Dave has done that stupid bit where they ask celebrities their favorite color, their favorite song, favorite singer, blah blah blah, and they then *don't play the song*.

Geezus, I mean, it's probably just a few clicks on the computer, it's not like Irish Greg has to go scanning through shelves of vinyl.  :P

And often times it's not even some obscure artist.  It's somebody easy, like Dylan, or Van Morrison.

Yaheesh.

Reminds me that I really admire Paul Schaeffer's play-ins for guests.  He really really takes the time to find something clever, like Jethro Tull for Gillian Anderson.  (It had to be explained to me about Ian Anderson.)
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on August 11, 2006, 08:32:23 PM
Quote from: "darryl"

I heard that, and thought it was nice that after the first part of the interview, or just before it, they played Sarah Maclachlan's "Possession" (har har -- get it?)


Hee - that one took me a minute!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 11, 2006, 11:26:15 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
That choice, with Authority Song made me cheer for Dave.  He seems to be the only KFOG jock who is actually aware that uh, you know, music can have something to do with the talk.

I can't count the number of times that The Morning Show w/o Dave has done that stupid bit where they ask celebrities their favorite color, their favorite song, favorite singer, blah blah blah, and they then *don't play the song*.


Not even going to try to defend Irish Greg or Airhead Renee, but I gotta speak up for Big Rick in the afternoons. I have to say that he's got a bit of a smart ass in him, and isn't afraid to pull out something a little outside of the KFOG normal play list, or to make a comment that, if you look at it the right way, might not exactly be flattering the KFOG audience. He toes the line as much as the rest of them do (DM included) but I like his style.
Title: Big Rick
Post by: ggould on August 12, 2006, 10:01:30 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "darryl"
That choice, with Authority Song made me cheer for Dave.  He seems to be the only KFOG jock who is actually aware that uh, you know, music can have something to do with the talk.

I can't count the number of times that The Morning Show w/o Dave has done that stupid bit where they ask celebrities their favorite color, their favorite song, favorite singer, blah blah blah, and they then *don't play the song*.
Not even going to try to defend Irish Greg or Airhead Renee, but I gotta speak up for Big Rick in the afternoons. I have to say that he's got a bit of a smart ass in him, and isn't afraid to pull out something a little outside of the KFOG normal play list, or to make a comment that, if you look at it the right way, might not exactly be flattering the KFOG audience. He toes the line as much as the rest of them do (DM included) but I like his style.

Rick has made an amazing transition from Live 105, where he really irritated me.  He still has some of that edge, but also has all kinds of knowledge he shares too.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 18, 2006, 09:47:48 AM
Morning Show, live from Gordon Biersch, and Peter is totally drunk off his ass!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on August 18, 2006, 09:57:22 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Morning Show, live from Gordon Biersch, and Peter is totally drunk off his ass!


I heard him say earlier that an audience member had given him a Maker's Mark, but he said he wasn't going to drink it until after his final news bit.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 18, 2006, 10:00:45 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Morning Show, live from Gordon Biersch, and Peter is totally drunk off his ass!


I heard him say earlier that an audience member had given him a Maker's Mark, but he said he wasn't going to drink it until after his final news bit.


well, he certainly sounds like he drank something!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 23, 2006, 07:50:17 AM
Between 5:45 and 6:30 this morning, I heard no less than 3 playlist Katrinas:

Pearl Jam "Better Man"
Aerosmith, "Sweet Emotion"
Queen, "Killer Queen"

But I am happy to see that the Raconteurs "Steady As She Goes" has worked its way up to heavy rotation.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 23, 2006, 11:25:58 AM
Anyone else catch Soul Asylum (well, Dave Pirner and Dan Murphy anyway) on the Morning show this am? They were on around 8:45, talked to Greg and Renee a bit and then did one song. Decent song, but man, did Pirner's voice sound rough. If I were thinking about going to the show and heard that, I'd have second thoughts.

Btw, for you 'Mats fans out there, they have Tommy Stinson taking over the bass duties from their late pal, Karl Mueller. Playing tonight at the GAMH, tomorrow in some park in SJ for free.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on August 25, 2006, 11:09:48 AM
Quote from: "urth"

Not even going to try to defend Irish Greg or Airhead Renee, but I gotta speak up for Big Rick in the afternoons. I have to say that he's got a bit of a smart ass in him, and isn't afraid to pull out something a little outside of the KFOG normal play list, or to make a comment that, if you look at it the right way, might not exactly be flattering the KFOG audience. He toes the line as much as the rest of them do (DM included) but I like his style.


Heh -- I forgot that I too really enjoy Rick's comments sometimes.  Very very knowledgable, and yes, a very wry humor that I enjoy.  I don't get to listen to him for very long, as I have a very short commute.

Now, as far as musical knowledge, or radio personalities, Renee or Greg may not be the greatest, but I have to say that in person they are very nice and genuine folks.  More on this in another post about dropping by the San Jose Gordon Biersch show last week.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on August 25, 2006, 11:17:30 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Morning Show, live from Gordon Biersch, and Peter is totally drunk off his ass!


I heard him say earlier that an audience member had given him a Maker's Mark, but he said he wasn't going to drink it until after his final news bit.


well, he certainly sounds like he drank something!


We brought our son to Gordon Biersch for the last hour of the broadcast, and I don't think Peter was particularly drunk.  Maybe a tipsy, but he's a big man, and I don't think one or two drinks would really do that much damage.  He's just generally goofy while sober.

He offered us some Guinness-baked/flavored brownies, which were baked by a fan.  Very tasty.  (And no, no other illicit ingredients, he assured us.)

It was a really fun time, and coming back from commercial Dave directed the audiences attention to our son and said, "Everybody turn around and look at that cute kid."

He waved... we blushed.  Very nice.

Peter had to take off early, as he had his wedding anniversary to attend to, but we got photos with Renee, Greg, and Dave.  We'd briefly met Renee and Greg at Tim Goodman's TV Night, and saw Renee at the Ditch Day at Sugarbowl, so they kind of remembered us, which was cool.

Photos:
http://gladlee.smugmug.com/gallery/1814467
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--Darryl
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on August 25, 2006, 11:20:27 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Anyone else catch Soul Asylum (well, Dave Pirner and Dan Murphy anyway) on the Morning show this am? They were on around 8:45, talked to Greg and Renee a bit and then did one song. Decent song, but man, did Pirner's voice sound rough. If I were thinking about going to the show and heard that, I'd have second thoughts.


I missed or slept through this, but the next day Dave and the gang were talking about that night's SJ show and were trying to reassure listeners that it was just because it was early in the morning and that they were sure that by 8PM his voice would be just fine.

I think it was Benson who joked that he was singing songs that weren't actually on any scale or some such.

I would think that mornings are not really the best time for any musician, what with the late night gigs and all.  So when we hear great in-studio performances on the Morning Show I'm always impressed.

--Darryl
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 25, 2006, 11:25:12 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Quote from: "urth"
Anyone else catch Soul Asylum (well, Dave Pirner and Dan Murphy anyway) on the Morning show this am? They were on around 8:45, talked to Greg and Renee a bit and then did one song. Decent song, but man, did Pirner's voice sound rough. If I were thinking about going to the show and heard that, I'd have second thoughts.


I missed or slept through this, but the next day Dave and the gang were talking about that night's SJ show and were trying to reassure listeners that it was just because it was early in the morning and that they were sure that by 8PM his voice would be just fine.

I think it was Benson who joked that he was singing songs that weren't actually on any scale or some such.

I would think that mornings are not really the best time for any musician, what with the late night gigs and all.  So when we hear great in-studio performances on the Morning Show I'm always impressed.

--Darryl


Much to my surprise, I really like their current  "Crazy Mixed-Up World" song, which KFOG is currently (over)playing.
Title: Classic Rock
Post by: darryl on August 25, 2006, 03:16:39 PM
It's funny -- it's kind of a guilty pleasure, but I find myself really liking it when they spin Van Halen, which they've been doing on a regular basis since the Cumulus takeover.

Just these two tracks, though: Dance the Night Away and You Really Got Me.  Every 3-4 days.

Well, as long as they don't start spinning Van Hagar.

And I'm still a little ambivalent about hearing Boston's "More Than A Feeling", which got a few spins back in July, and one last Tuesday.  It's really a little too Bone for me, I guess.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 28, 2006, 10:59:29 AM
at this moment, KFOG's playing Jimmy Cliff, "Wonderful World, Beautiful People".  Dave's played this on 10@10 many times, but I think this is the first time I've heard it in regular rotation.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on August 29, 2006, 11:15:39 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
at this moment, KFOG's playing Jimmy Cliff, "Wonderful World, Beautiful People".  Dave's played this on 10@10 many times, but I think this is the first time I've heard it in regular rotation.


It's very rare indeed to hear Mr. Cliff during regular hours:

Fri Oct  7 13:33:00 2005        Jimmy Cliff     "WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFU"      Wonderful World, Beautiful People
Tue Feb 21 10:57:00 2006        Jimmy Cliff     "WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFU"      Wonderful World, Beautiful People
Thu Jun  1 23:33:00 2006        JIMMY CLIFF     I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW   Unavailable
Mon Aug 28 11:00:00 2006        Jimmy Cliff     "WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFU"    Wonderful World, Beautiful People [A&M]
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 01, 2006, 10:50:33 AM
OMFWTFLOL-to-the-nth-power!!!!

KFOG just played "Happy Boy" by the Beat Farmers!!! F--k me! I've never heard then play THAT before.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on September 01, 2006, 11:32:00 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
OMFWTFLOL-to-the-nth-power!!!!

KFOG just played "Happy Boy" by the Beat Farmers!!! F--k me! I've never heard then play THAT before.


Dave played it during the Morning show one day a few weeks ago. I think it tied into something--topic of discussion or some such. But it blew my s**t right away too.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 01, 2006, 11:38:52 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
OMFWTFLOL-to-the-nth-power!!!!

KFOG just played "Happy Boy" by the Beat Farmers!!! F--k me! I've never heard then play THAT before.


Dave played it during the Morning show one day a few weeks ago. I think it tied into something--topic of discussion or some such. But it blew my s**t right away too.


HubbaHubbaHubbaHubbaHubba!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 01, 2006, 11:59:12 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
OMFWTFLOL-to-the-nth-power!!!!

KFOG just played "Happy Boy" by the Beat Farmers!!! F--k me! I've never heard then play THAT before.


Dave played it during the Morning show one day a few weeks ago. I think it tied into something--topic of discussion or some such. But it blew my s**t right away too.


HubbaHubbaHubbaHubbaHubba!


Yeh, that was cool.  heh
heh
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 06, 2006, 07:31:56 AM
A man after mshray's own heart:  This morning's Request-O-Rama winner was offered Dave Matthews tix as a bonus, and he declined, saying "I'm going to see The James Gang at the Mountain Winery."  And then he requested "Tending My Garden"!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on September 06, 2006, 10:38:57 PM
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
OMFWTFLOL-to-the-nth-power!!!!

KFOG just played "Happy Boy" by the Beat Farmers!!! F--k me! I've never heard then play THAT before.


Dave played it during the Morning show one day a few weeks ago. I think it tied into something--topic of discussion or some such. But it blew my s**t right away too.


HubbaHubbaHubbaHubbaHubba!


Yeh, that was cool.  heh
heh


Yeh, KPIG and Dr. Demento they ain't.  But they have played it a few times before:

Fri Feb 18 17:15:00 2005        BEAT FARMERS    HAPPY BOY
Fri Sep  9 19:27:00 2005        BEAT FARMERS    HAPPY BOY       Tales Of The New West
Mon Dec 12 07:21:22 2005        BEAT FARMERS    HAPPY BOY       Tales Of The New West
Wed Dec 14 16:36:00 2005        BEAT FARMERS    HAPPY BOY       Tales Of The New West
Wed Jul 19 07:06:00 2006        BEAT FARMERS    HAPPY BOY       Tales Of The New West
Fri Sep  1 10:48:00 2006        BEAT FARMERS    HAPPY BOY       Tales Of The New West

--Darryl, just back from Bumbershoot

Best of fest?  Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.  Very honorable mentions:  Mates of State, Gossip and Dengue Fever.  Jim Bob sez check 'em out.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 06, 2006, 10:49:52 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
Yeh, KPIG and Dr. Demento they ain't.  But they have played it a few times before:

Fri Feb 18 17:15:00 2005        BEAT FARMERS    HAPPY BOY
Fri Sep  9 19:27:00 2005        BEAT FARMERS    HAPPY BOY       Tales Of The New West
Mon Dec 12 07:21:22 2005        BEAT FARMERS    HAPPY BOY       Tales Of The New West
Wed Dec 14 16:36:00 2005        BEAT FARMERS    HAPPY BOY       Tales Of The New West
Wed Jul 19 07:06:00 2006        BEAT FARMERS    HAPPY BOY       Tales Of The New West
Fri Sep  1 10:48:00 2006        BEAT FARMERS    HAPPY BOY       Tales Of The New West


note that 3 out of 6 are during Big Rick time.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 07, 2006, 08:36:55 AM
New Releases Thursday: Johnny Lang's back. Oh joy.

ETA: Yikes, he's making a bid for annual inclusion on the MLK Day set by including King samples in the song.

and here's the new Beck, "Nausea".  No, that's not my reaction, it's the name of the song.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on September 07, 2006, 09:57:43 AM
Anyone else notice that "world class rock" seems to be skewing to the 90s a lot more lately? Been hearing several Nirvana tunes and also a lot of Alanis of late, to name just two.

And I'm thinking I'd like to start a movement to have You Oughta Know banned from the airwaves--sure, I get that the song is written from the POV of someone who's been harshly dumped, but the negativity and venom in that song is just bad--it never fails to put me in a foul mood. We have enough of that in this world.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 07, 2006, 10:02:09 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Anyone else notice that "world class rock" seems to be skewing to the 90s a lot more lately? Been hearing several Nirvana tunes and also a lot of Alanis of late, to name just two.

And I'm thinking I'd like to start a movement to have You Oughta Know banned from the airwaves--sure, I get that the song is written from the POV of someone who's been harshly dumped, but the negativity and venom in that song is just bad--it never fails to put me in a foul mood. We have enough of that in this world.


Alex Bennett once called her Alanis MoreUpset -- I've called her that ever since. Never mind the anger, I find there to be somewhat of a double standard in that it's OK for a woman to direct that anger at a guy in a  song, but a guy saying the equivalent things to a woman would be considered misogynist.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 08, 2006, 11:08:07 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Anyone else notice that "world class rock" seems to be skewing to the 90s a lot more lately? Been hearing several Nirvana tunes and also a lot of Alanis of late, to name just two.


more evidence of this: Beck gettin' crazy wit da Cheeze Whiz in regular rotation.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 12, 2006, 10:51:53 AM
I note that they've got Rocco DeLuca playing at the Bridge-to-Bridge Run party.  There's a new docu about DeLuca called I Trust You to Kill Me, his band is signed to Keifer Sutherland's label and Sutherland went on tour with them as their road manager.  A sample critical quote from the NY Post:

"Too bad nearly half the film is about DeLuca, who has an irritating Freddie Mercury wail and is both obnoxious and moronic."

LOL!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: princessofcairo on September 12, 2006, 11:00:54 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"


"...who has an irritating Freddie Mercury wail..."

LOL!


what the f**k is that supposed to mean?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 12, 2006, 11:04:56 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"


"...who has an irritating Freddie Mercury wail..."

LOL!


what the f**k is that supposed to mean?


It could mean the critic likes Freddie and finds bad imitations of him annoying; or it could mean he doesn't have much use for Freddie to begin with.  The critic is Kyle Smith of the NY Post and he's rather rabidly right-wing, so I'm guessing the latter.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on September 14, 2006, 12:54:44 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Anyone else notice that "world class rock" seems to be skewing to the 90s a lot more lately? Been hearing several Nirvana tunes and also a lot of Alanis of late, to name just two.

And I'm thinking I'd like to start a movement to have You Oughta Know banned from the airwaves--sure, I get that the song is written from the POV of someone who's been harshly dumped, but the negativity and venom in that song is just bad--it never fails to put me in a foul mood. We have enough of that in this world.


Alex Bennett once called her Alanis MoreUpset -- I've called her that ever since. Never mind the anger, I find there to be somewhat of a double standard in that it's OK for a woman to direct that anger at a guy in a  song, but a guy saying the equivalent things to a woman would be considered misogynist.


Ah, Alex.  Hey, Alanis is ok -- she's quite more sedate now, opened up for Barenaked Ladies a few years back at Shoreline and put on a great show.

Anyways, did a quick grep through my listings, and yeah it seems like Alanis airplay is up a bit.  Although things really started spiking back in Jan-Feb, well before the Cumulus takeover.  Also annoying though is that they really only play stuff off of Jagged Little Pill.  They ought to play some tracks off of the acoustic version of the whole album she recently released.  (Rosalie does on Sundays.)

As far as Nirvana -- nah, except for the fact that they now play "THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD", they still play around the same amount of Nirvana per month, a lot of it unplugged, on average about once a day...

Of course my numbers can be suspect, so take this with a grain of salt.

--Darryl
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: princessofcairo on September 14, 2006, 05:52:33 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Anyone else notice that "world class rock" seems to be skewing to the 90s a lot more lately? Been hearing several Nirvana tunes and also a lot of Alanis of late, to name just two.

And I'm thinking I'd like to start a movement to have You Oughta Know banned from the airwaves--sure, I get that the song is written from the POV of someone who's been harshly dumped, but the negativity and venom in that song is just bad--it never fails to put me in a foul mood. We have enough of that in this world.


Alex Bennett once called her Alanis MoreUpset -- I've called her that ever since. Never mind the anger, I find there to be somewhat of a double standard in that it's OK for a woman to direct that anger at a guy in a  song, but a guy saying the equivalent things to a woman would be considered misogynist.


Ah, Alex.  Hey, Alanis is ok -- she's quite more sedate now, opened up for Barenaked Ladies a few years back at Shoreline and put on a great show.

Anyways, did a quick grep through my listings, and yeah it seems like Alanis airplay is up a bit.  Although things really started spiking back in Jan-Feb, well before the Cumulus takeover.  Also annoying though is that they really only play stuff off of Jagged Little Pill.  They ought to play some tracks off of the acoustic version of the whole album she recently released.  (Rosalie does on Sundays.)

As far as Nirvana -- nah, except for the fact that they now play "THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD", they still play around the same amount of Nirvana per month, a lot of it unplugged, on average about once a day...

Of course my numbers can be suspect, so take this with a grain of salt.

--Darryl


if you're talking about the 2004 shoreline concert, i believe the ladies opened for alanis. that's how i remember it, anyway. it would make sense that they open for her, no? hmm...well, of one thing i'm certain - my buddies and i were bummed we missed nellie mckay's set.

i remember when alex said that. ah, the good ole days.

re: the double-standard - i doubt a woman could remake dion's "the wanderer" without being labelled a whore. it goes both ways.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 14, 2006, 07:30:27 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i doubt a woman could remake dion's "the wanderer" without being labelled a whore.


Paging Paris Hilton!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on September 14, 2006, 09:07:46 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
if you're talking about the 2004 shoreline concert, i believe the ladies opened for alanis. that's how i remember it, anyway. it would make sense that they open for her, no? hmm...well, of one thing i'm certain - my buddies and i were bummed we missed nellie mckay's set.

i remember when alex said that. ah, the good ole days.

re: the double-standard - i doubt a woman could remake dion's "the wanderer" without being labelled a whore. it goes both ways.


Ah, you're right.  BNL opened.  They switched off headlining every other show on that tour.  I remember being disappointed that she didn't bring out BNL for "cameos" as she had done during their set.

I was also bummed to have only caught the tail end of Nellie.  Did get to see her sing a song with Steve, I think, w/ Jim on bass, so that was fun.  She's going to be at Bimbo's in a few weeks, actually.

Just bought BNL ticks for Nov. 28.  $60 freaking dollars for Bill Graham Civic, but 2nd row section 5, so I can't complain too much, I guess.  :-}

--Darryl
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on September 14, 2006, 10:53:37 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Just bought BNL ticks for Nov. 28.  $60 freaking dollars for Bill Graham Civic, but 2nd row section 5, so I can't complain too much, I guess.  :-}

--Darryl


I know what you mean, bro. But these days, $60 is relatively reasonable for a big show. I'm balking a bit at $55 for the Meters (original lineup) at the Fillmore, but I know it'll rock, so should probably just shut up and kick down the $$$.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 14, 2006, 10:14:00 PM
Caught the tail end of Big Rick (now there's a visual!) and heard 3 "new" songs:

1. A Jurassic 5/DMB collab that was heavy on the rap -- Fogheads traditionally dislike that sorta thing, I'm wondering how long that'll be around.

2. Michael Franti's "Light Up Your Lighter" which totally kicks ass -- a scorching lyric with lines like "the war on terror is a war on peace".  Most impressive.

3. the U2/Leonard Cohen collab from that Cohen docu.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on September 14, 2006, 10:39:34 PM
From Leah Garchik's column in today's Chronicle:

Quote
P.S.: A grizzled veteran of Burning Man says the sound of the first commercial voice was heard this year. The Flaming Lotus Girls were performing, "to odd music, during a fireworks show," when an announcement was heard: "This is KFOG broadcasting live from the Flaming Lotus Girls on the Playa." Hit the deck, will Ronald McDonald be there next year?


So who do ya think it was? Renee? Mike Powers? Irish Greg?
Title: heard tonight
Post by: ggould on September 14, 2006, 11:38:25 PM
some cool acoutstic guitar duo version of Stairway to Heaven.  Martha said
"they're playing this on KFOG?"
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on September 17, 2006, 02:34:04 AM
Quote from: "urth"
From Leah Garchik's column in today's Chronicle:

Quote
P.S.: A grizzled veteran of Burning Man says the sound of the first commercial voice was heard this year. The Flaming Lotus Girls were performing, "to odd music, during a fireworks show," when an announcement was heard: "This is KFOG broadcasting live from the Flaming Lotus Girls on the Playa." Hit the deck, will Ronald McDonald be there next year?


So who do ya think it was? Renee? Mike Powers? Irish Greg?


From Friday's column, Leah takes it back:

Quote
P.S.: My grizzled Burning Man veteran was a little too grizzled, perhaps from the heat. What he'd described as a KFOG announcement was made by a pirate station with a soundalike name.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on September 17, 2006, 11:13:33 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Caught the tail end of Big Rick (now there's a visual!) and heard 3 "new" songs:

1. A Jurassic 5/DMB collab that was heavy on the rap -- Fogheads traditionally dislike that sorta thing, I'm wondering how long that'll be around.

2. Michael Franti's "Light Up Your Lighter" which totally kicks ass -- a scorching lyric with lines like "the war on terror is a war on peace".  Most impressive.

3. the U2/Leonard Cohen collab from that Cohen docu.


OMG, I heard this!  I was very impressed with all three as well, especially the Cohen/U2 (and I'm largely unfamiliar with Lenny).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 18, 2006, 07:36:54 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Caught the tail end of Big Rick (now there's a visual!) and heard 3 "new" songs:

1. A Jurassic 5/DMB collab that was heavy on the rap -- Fogheads traditionally dislike that sorta thing, I'm wondering how long that'll be around.

2. Michael Franti's "Light Up Your Lighter" which totally kicks ass -- a scorching lyric with lines like "the war on terror is a war on peace".  Most impressive.

3. the U2/Leonard Cohen collab from that Cohen docu.


OMG, I heard this!  I was very impressed with all three as well, especially the Cohen/U2 (and I'm largely unfamiliar with Lenny).


I think you'd love Mr Cohen -- surely there's a cheap best-of floating around.

For the record I thought the Jurassic 5/DMB thing was pretty dreadful.
Title: Like a Rolling Stone
Post by: ggould on September 19, 2006, 09:05:16 AM
I sit in the science prep room, absorbing Dylan, and thinking of how to integrate this and pirate talk in my next chemistry class!


Arrrr!
Title: Re: Like a Rolling Stone
Post by: RGMike on September 19, 2006, 09:06:47 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
I sit in the science prep room, absorbing Dylan, and thinking of how to integrate this and pirate talk in my next chemistry class!


Arrrr!


I heard them talking that up earlier -- I can't imagine how awful it will be. Fogheads are so clueless.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on September 19, 2006, 10:45:11 AM
Re: TLAPD, at least the guy who won was enthusiastic and had fun with it.

Anyways, interesting article from Ben Fong-Torres about a panel that Dave Benson and Chris Mays (Alice) spoke on where they pooh-poohed the imminent death of terrestrial radio.  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/10/PKG0SJ71C91.DTL&type=tvradio

Excerpt:
Quote
"Our demise is largely overreported," Mays says. "We are the original content providers." The immediacy and localness of radio can't be matched by most Internet and satellite stations, she says, "and those are two of the things that will lead us into the future."

"Say that radio is dead," Benson says. "That's fine. We're going to keep on doing what we do. ... With all respect for the burgeoning digital world, there's an audience out there that we've had constant contact with for 40 years. We're in the audience business. While getting music digitally is a fantastic experience, we provide entertainment and community for an audience. As long as we do that very well, we'll be around."
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on September 19, 2006, 11:57:47 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Re: TLAPD, at least the guy who won was enthusiastic and had fun with it.

Anyways, interesting article from Ben Fong-Torres about a panel that Dave Benson and Chris Mays (Alice) spoke on where they pooh-poohed the imminent death of terrestrial radio.  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/10/PKG0SJ71C91.DTL&type=tvradio

Excerpt:
Quote
"Our demise is largely overreported," Mays says. "We are the original content providers." The immediacy and localness of radio can't be matched by most Internet and satellite stations, she says, "and those are two of the things that will lead us into the future."

"Say that radio is dead," Benson says. "That's fine. We're going to keep on doing what we do. ... With all respect for the burgeoning digital world, there's an audience out there that we've had constant contact with for 40 years. We're in the audience business. While getting music digitally is a fantastic experience, we provide entertainment and community for an audience. As long as we do that very well, we'll be around."


Benson inadvertently illuminates the problem: The decisions of Crap Channel et al have mostly eliminated what DJs are capable of bringing to the table (personality, entertainment and community)!  I don't understand why people in the radio business aren't absorbing this point.
Title: Jersey Boys
Post by: ggould on September 22, 2006, 09:03:11 AM
I won tix this morning, but couldn't use tix!  We'll be in Pacific Grove that night!
Title: Re: Jersey Boys
Post by: RGMike on September 22, 2006, 09:14:48 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
I won tix this morning, but couldn't use tix!  We'll be in Pacific Grove that night!


so you're offering them to one of us, right? :wink:
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on September 22, 2006, 09:22:02 AM
Hey did anyone else catch The Occasional Scoop this morning?  One of his best, kind of an anti-war/save the planet rant.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 22, 2006, 09:27:40 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Hey did anyone else catch The Occasional Scoop this morning?  One of his best, kind of an anti-war/save the planet rant.


maybe Scoop heard Inessa's set yesterday and was inspired!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on September 22, 2006, 09:43:12 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Hey did anyone else catch The Occasional Scoop this morning?  One of his best, kind of an anti-war/save the planet rant.


I did, and yes, one of his better efforts. He (or KFOG) should compile those somewhere--I don't think they keep them on the site forever.

Om shalom!!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 22, 2006, 11:08:02 AM
Wow, MTB, "Can't You See" has become a KFOG Playlist Katrina in record time.  I heard Big Rick play it a couple months back and thought "wow... that's cool, haven't heard that in ages". But they've played it a LOT since then, at least to my ears.
Title: Re: Jersey Boys
Post by: ggould on September 22, 2006, 03:25:27 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "ggould"
I won tix this morning, but couldn't use tix!  We'll be in Pacific Grove that night!
so you're offering them to one of us, right? :wink:
If you didn't hear it, they hung up on me after I asked what night of the week it was!

Code: [Select]
Geoff-

That made GREAT radio!

Thank YOU!

-Dave


Original Message -----------------------
It was an honor to win the Jersey Boys contest this morning, even though my
wife and I will be out of town December 1, and would not have been able to
attend.  Keep up the good work,
Geoff
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 26, 2006, 09:57:42 AM
I just heard Dave back announce a set that included "the title track from Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy."

Which, as we all know, is on Physical Graffiti. :P
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on September 26, 2006, 10:13:04 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
I just heard Dave back announce a set that included "the title track from Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy."

Which, as we all know, is on Physical Graffiti. :P


So, per the glossary, that makes it an MMB.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 27, 2006, 08:52:00 AM
another nice "Rock of Ages" surprise: in the '80s column this morning was Randy Newman's "I Love L.A.", which I haven't heard on the radio in ages -- I don't think it's even shown up on 10@10 much (if at all).

unfortunately it was followed by the Morning Show crew doing one of their tedious (and all-too-frequent) faux "arguments" about whether "ILLA" is a sincere ode to the city or sarcastic/ironic.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on September 27, 2006, 09:40:49 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
another nice "Rock of Ages" surprise: in the '80s column this morning was Randy Newman's "I Love L.A.", which I haven't heard on the radio in ages -- I don't think it's even shown up on 10@10 much (if at all).

unfortunately it was followed by the Morning Show crew doing one of their tedious (and all-too-frequent) faux "arguments" about whether "ILLA" is a sincere ode to the city or sarcastic/ironic.


In the case of Randy Newman, I'd have to say it's both. He grew up there, so I think he really does have affection for the place, but as is his way, I think he was taking the piss out of the place at the same time.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 28, 2006, 08:35:54 AM
Yikes! KFOG just played Blind Melon's "No Rain" for the second time in 2-1/2 hours.

"I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today..."

Well, then pull up yer pants, bub!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 09, 2006, 09:43:14 PM
Just happened to turn on KFOG as Big Rick was intro-ing the nightly "Buzz Cut" (remember the nighttime jock named Buzz something-or-other who started that feature?)

Anyway, tonight's Buzz Cut was something new by Tom Waits.  I'm wondering if the Buzz Cuts show up on the Music Logs and if Darryl has any way of finding out how many Buzz Cuts end up in regular rotation (and how many get played once and then disapppear).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 12, 2006, 08:51:40 AM
New Releases: nice new tune from Joan Osborn , going in an Americana direction, and an Aussie band called Cat Empire (not to be confused with Cat Power).

Meanwhile, if I hear the commercial for Man of the Year (the Robin Williams flick that is reportedly just AWFUL) one more time... I will go postal.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on October 12, 2006, 09:25:17 AM
This Saturday, KFOG is doing a good old-school Beatles A to Z day. Don't know what that means for the the Marathon, but I guess since KFRC isn't around to do them anymore, at least someone is.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 12, 2006, 09:31:07 AM
Quote from: "urth"
This Saturday, KFOG is doing a good old-school Beatles A to Z day. Don't know what that means for the the Marathon, but I guess since KFRC isn't around to do them anymore, at least someone is.


I'm sure it starts right after the marathon -- and probably wraps up around 10pm.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on October 13, 2006, 11:00:04 PM
For you trivia masters, go to the contest page.


Thanks for listening to The Beatles A to Z on KFOG.  Answer the trivia questions below on the next page and you could win a pair of passes to see The U.S. vs. John Lennon as well as a copy of the soundtrack!

Name the two songs that Paul McCartney plays lead guitar?
Name the Beatles' three songs that have a parenthesis in the title?
Name the only song that was recorded by only John and Paul?
On April 4th, 1964, The Beatles held the top 5 positions on the singles chart. Name all 5 songs.
Entries must be received by 9am on Monday, October 14, 2006.  We'll select winners at random from all correct entries received and contact them via email.  Good luck!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on October 14, 2006, 07:27:56 AM
SPOILER for one of the trivia questions

Quote from: "Alicat"
Name the Beatles' three songs that have a parenthesis in the title?


1. You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)
2. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
3. Anna (Go to Him)
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 14, 2006, 10:58:34 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
On April 4th, 1964, The Beatles held the top 5 positions on the singles chart. Name all 5 songs.


1. Can't Buy Me Love
2. Twist & Shout
3. She Loves You
4. I Want To Hold Your Hand
5. Please Please Me

and since no one ever asks, the rest of the top ten that week:

6. Suspicion - Terry Stafford
7. Hello Dolly - Louis Armstrong
8. Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) - Betty Everett
9. My Heart Belongs to Only You - Bobby Vinton
10. Glad All Over - Dave Clark 5
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 17, 2006, 08:51:10 PM
So, since Dave's latest blog entry is all about his Myrtle Beach vacay, I thought I'd  post a comment telling him about VIPRadio's Friday Beach Music show, and I also mentioned that XM is doing a recreation of CKLW (jingles and all) this week.

I went back a while later and my comment wasn't there. I thought maybe I screwed up and I posted it again, and again, a while later, it disappeared. So I emailed the info to Dave directly.

Then tonite when I got home I had an email from Dave (predating my email to him) telling me not to post "commercials for satellite and internet radio on the KFOG site".  Jeez, ya try to be a nice guy and hip somebody to something you think he'll like...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on October 17, 2006, 10:39:53 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
So, since Dave's latest blog entry is all about his Myrtle Beach vacay, I thought I'd  post a comment telling him about VIPRadio's Friday Beach Music show, and I also mentioned that XM is doing a recreation of CKLW (jingles and all) this week.

I went back a while later and my comment wasn't there. I thought maybe I screwed up and I posted it again, and again, a while later, it disappeared. So I emailed the info to Dave directly.

Then tonite when I got home I had an email from Dave (predating my email to him) telling me not to post "commercials for satellite and internet radio on the KFOG site".  Jeez, ya try to be a nice guy and hip somebody to something you think he'll like...

Big Brother! Does his contract allow him to only listen to KFOG? I second the jeez. It's a great big world out there.
Title: biting the hand...
Post by: ggould on October 17, 2006, 11:00:56 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "RGMike"
So, since Dave's latest blog entry is all about his Myrtle Beach vacay, I thought I'd  post a comment telling him about VIPRadio's Friday Beach Music show, and I also mentioned that XM is doing a recreation of CKLW (jingles and all) this week.

I went back a while later and my comment wasn't there. I thought maybe I screwed up and I posted it again, and again, a while later, it disappeared. So I emailed the info to Dave directly.

Then tonite when I got home I had an email from Dave (predating my email to him) telling me not to post "commercials for satellite and internet radio on the KFOG site".  Jeez, ya try to be a nice guy and hip somebody to something you think he'll like...
Big Brother! Does his contract allow him to only listen to KFOG? I second the jeez. It's a great big world out there.

I'm not surprised or upset at all.  This site is paid for by KFOG, and there's not reason they should allow competitors 'equal time.'  I'm sure  Dave listens to music other than KFOG, it's just that he knows his job.
Title: Re: biting the hand...
Post by: Gazoo on October 18, 2006, 06:04:43 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "RGMike"
So, since Dave's latest blog entry is all about his Myrtle Beach vacay, I thought I'd  post a comment telling him about VIPRadio's Friday Beach Music show, and I also mentioned that XM is doing a recreation of CKLW (jingles and all) this week.

I went back a while later and my comment wasn't there. I thought maybe I screwed up and I posted it again, and again, a while later, it disappeared. So I emailed the info to Dave directly.

Then tonite when I got home I had an email from Dave (predating my email to him) telling me not to post "commercials for satellite and internet radio on the KFOG site".  Jeez, ya try to be a nice guy and hip somebody to something you think he'll like...
Big Brother! Does his contract allow him to only listen to KFOG? I second the jeez. It's a great big world out there.

I'm not surprised or upset at all.  This site is paid for by KFOG, and there's not reason they should allow competitors 'equal time.'  I'm sure  Dave listens to music other than KFOG, it's just that he knows his job.


I suppose such things can only be communicated by email and IM, then.   :x
Title: Re: biting the hand...
Post by: ggould on October 18, 2006, 09:10:00 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "RGMike"
So, since Dave's latest blog entry is all about his Myrtle Beach vacay, I thought I'd  post a comment telling him about VIPRadio's Friday Beach Music show, and I also mentioned that XM is doing a recreation of CKLW (jingles and all) this week.

I went back a while later and my comment wasn't there. I thought maybe I screwed up and I posted it again, and again, a while later, it disappeared. So I emailed the info to Dave directly.

Then tonite when I got home I had an email from Dave (predating my email to him) telling me not to post "commercials for satellite and internet radio on the KFOG site".  Jeez, ya try to be a nice guy and hip somebody to something you think he'll like...
Big Brother! Does his contract allow him to only listen to KFOG? I second the jeez. It's a great big world out there.
I'm not surprised or upset at all.  This site is paid for by KFOG, and there's no reason they should allow competitors 'equal time.'  I'm sure  Dave listens to music other than KFOG, it's just that he knows his job.
I suppose such things can only be communicated by email and IM, then.   :x

He has been very open by phone and (in the old days) fax.  I myself have been bitten on the butt by things printed online, even in 'private' emails.
Title: Re: biting the hand...
Post by: RGMike on October 18, 2006, 09:39:54 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "RGMike"
So, since Dave's latest blog entry is all about his Myrtle Beach vacay, I thought I'd  post a comment telling him about VIPRadio's Friday Beach Music show, and I also mentioned that XM is doing a recreation of CKLW (jingles and all) this week.

I went back a while later and my comment wasn't there. I thought maybe I screwed up and I posted it again, and again, a while later, it disappeared. So I emailed the info to Dave directly.

Then tonite when I got home I had an email from Dave (predating my email to him) telling me not to post "commercials for satellite and internet radio on the KFOG site".  Jeez, ya try to be a nice guy and hip somebody to something you think he'll like...
Big Brother! Does his contract allow him to only listen to KFOG? I second the jeez. It's a great big world out there.
I'm not surprised or upset at all.  This site is paid for by KFOG, and there's no reason they should allow competitors 'equal time.'  I'm sure  Dave listens to music other than KFOG, it's just that he knows his job.
I suppose such things can only be communicated by email and IM, then.   :x

He has been very open by phone and (in the old days) fax.  I myself have been bitten on the butt by things printed online, even in 'private' emails.


well... whatever.  But given how few comments get posted on the DJ blogs (unless Dave solicits suggestions for a theme set on-the-air) it seems to me not very many people would've ever seen my "commercials" :wink:
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 18, 2006, 10:01:41 AM
just went to the KFOG site (cuz the player still ain't workin') and the just-played box showed "This Love" by Kim Richey -- the song from her 2002 CD Rise that she co-wrote with Chuck Prophet. I don't remember that song getting much KFOG play at the time, and now it's showing up in rotation? WTF?
Title: DCFC lyrics
Post by: ggould on October 19, 2006, 07:49:46 AM
they were discussing this "follow you into the dark" song, which made me think of Fleetwood Mac's "Dust" from Bare Trees:

Fleetwood Mac

Dust

Written by Danny Kirwan.

When the white flame in us is gone
And we that lost the world's delight
Stiffen in darkness.
Left alone
To crumble in our separate light
When your swift hair is quiet in death
And through the lips corruption thrust to still the labor of my breath
When we are dust, when we are dust
When we are dust, when we are dust
When your swift hair is quiet in death
And through the lips corruption thrust to still the labor of my breath
When we are dust, when we are dust
When we are dust, when we are dust
When the white flame in us is gone
And we that lost the world's delight
Stiffen in darkness
Left alone
To crumble in our separate light
When your swift hair is quiet in death
And through the lips corruption thrust to still the labor of my breath
When we are dust, when we are dust
When we are dust, when we are dust
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 23, 2006, 10:13:19 PM
Only Darryl can answer this definitively, but does anyone else think KFOG is playing a lot more new-and-recent stuff and a lot less "classics"?  Sure seems that way to me, but then I only listen at limited times (5:45-7 am; right after 10@10; the half-hour before the pm replay).  The mix used to be 3 or 4 old tunes for every new one; it almost seems like that ratio has been reversed.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 24, 2006, 11:05:41 AM
So KFOG is playing Feist's "Mushaboom" again since she's doing Concert 4 Kids, and I just realized how very similar her voice is to Corinne Bailey Rae's.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on October 24, 2006, 12:22:19 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Only Darryl can answer this definitively, but does anyone else think KFOG is playing a lot more new-and-recent stuff and a lot less "classics"?  Sure seems that way to me, but then I only listen at limited times (5:45-7 am; right after 10@10; the half-hour before the pm replay).  The mix used to be 3 or 4 old tunes for every new one; it almost seems like that ratio has been reversed.


I've been wondering about that, too--I think your answer is in the lineup for the Concert for Kids this year. Where's your John Hiatt or your Bonnie Raitt? Nope, we've got Death Cab for Cutie (who are pretty darn good) and Feist, who to my knowledge were never played on KFOG before they got this booking.

A year ago, both those bands were staples of indie rock stations like KEXP and now KFOG is all over 'em.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 24, 2006, 01:06:21 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Only Darryl can answer this definitively, but does anyone else think KFOG is playing a lot more new-and-recent stuff and a lot less "classics"?  Sure seems that way to me, but then I only listen at limited times (5:45-7 am; right after 10@10; the half-hour before the pm replay).  The mix used to be 3 or 4 old tunes for every new one; it almost seems like that ratio has been reversed.


I've been wondering about that, too--I think your answer is in the lineup for the Concert for Kids this year. Where's your John Hiatt or your Bonnie Raitt? Nope, we've got Death Cab for Cutie (who are pretty darn good) and Feist, who to my knowledge were never played on KFOG before they got this booking.

A year ago, both those bands were staples of indie rock stations like KEXP and now KFOG is all over 'em.


actually the Feist tune has been in (light) KFOG rotation for the better part of this year, tho' it's sorta disappeared-and-now-reappeared.

My new term for Triple-A format girls singers: Norah Feisty Rae.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on October 27, 2006, 08:42:04 AM
It's Request-O-Rama-O-Rama this morning and there have been some great requests.  One guy said Dealer's choice Kinks & Dave played "Waterloo Sunset", another guy requested either David Lindley & El Rayo X or Amboy Dukes (Renee & Peter voted for the Nuge) & the last guy requested Tom Waits "Diamonds on the Windshield".

If I'd gotten through I woulda requested (Yay!) The Beatles "Dr. Robert".
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on October 27, 2006, 03:22:29 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Just happened to turn on KFOG as Big Rick was intro-ing the nightly "Buzz Cut" (remember the nighttime jock named Buzz something-or-other who started that feature?)

Anyway, tonight's Buzz Cut was something new by Tom Waits.  I'm wondering if the Buzz Cuts show up on the Music Logs and if Darryl has any way of finding out how many Buzz Cuts end up in regular rotation (and how many get played once and then disapppear).


Hiya:

I just have this data.  When do Buzz Cuts happen?  Daily?  Thursdays?

Sun Oct  8 09:39:02 2006        Tom Waits       HOLD ON Mule Variations
Sun Oct 15 18:48:02 2006        Tom Waits       HOLD ON Mule Variations
Thu Oct 19 08:48:11 2006        TOM WAITS       LONG WAY HOME
Thu Oct 26 16:54:00 2006        TOM WAITS       LONG WAY HOME
Thu Oct 26 23:51:00 2006        TOM WAITS       LONG WAY HOME

I actually mailed the Morning Show on the 19th when Benson debuted "Long Way Home" to tell them that Norah Jones covered it on her sophomore effort, "Feels Like Home".

No response.

Turns out Tom's version appeared in 2002 on this very interesting sounding soundtrack:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005Y4OW/darrylshomepag0d
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 27, 2006, 03:29:01 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
I just have this data.  When do Buzz Cuts happen?  Daily?  Thursdays?



The Buzz Cut happens every night, i think, between 9 & 9:30.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on October 27, 2006, 03:34:25 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
just went to the KFOG site (cuz the player still ain't workin') and the just-played box showed "This Love" by Kim Richey -- the song from her 2002 CD Rise that she co-wrote with Chuck Prophet. I don't remember that song getting much KFOG play at the time, and now it's showing up in rotation? WTF?


It doesn't blip on the radar at all prior to Sep 29 but since then it's been getting a ton of play:  Nearly 2 spins per day, every day.  I'm not even sure what this song sounds like...

[Brief trip to iTunes...]

Huh... how bizarre.  Not familiar to me at all.  Seems to get played in the wee hours of the night a lot, 11pm-4am.  Ah, and rarely in the morning, when I listen the most.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on October 27, 2006, 03:43:15 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Only Darryl can answer this definitively, but does anyone else think KFOG is playing a lot more new-and-recent stuff and a lot less "classics"?  Sure seems that way to me, but then I only listen at limited times (5:45-7 am; right after 10@10; the half-hour before the pm replay).  The mix used to be 3 or 4 old tunes for every new one; it almost seems like that ratio has been reversed.


I've been wondering about that, too--I think your answer is in the lineup for the Concert for Kids this year. Where's your John Hiatt or your Bonnie Raitt? Nope, we've got Death Cab for Cutie (who are pretty darn good) and Feist, who to my knowledge were never played on KFOG before they got this booking.

A year ago, both those bands were staples of indie rock stations like KEXP and now KFOG is all over 'em.


actually the Feist tune has been in (light) KFOG rotation for the better part of this year, tho' it's sorta disappeared-and-now-reappeared.

My new term for Triple-A format girls singers: Norah Feisty Rae.


Feist's "Mushaboom" was in moderate rotation from Jun 05-Jan 06.  Maybe an average of 1 spin every 4-5 days.

Things ramped up in Feb 2006 to nearly 1 spin a day.  This was consistent through Jul 2006.  In Aug-Sep 2006 there was a serious dropout -- only played 3 times in that period.  But starting Oct 15 Feist has now been in super heavy rotation, like 2 spins a day.

[As always stats may not reflect reality, as they're only pulling what's displayed on KFOG's website, and also may be crappy due to my bad programming skills.]

Mmm, "Norah Feisty Rae", new from Taco Bell!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on October 27, 2006, 03:51:23 PM
Quote from: "urth"
I've been wondering about that, too--I think your answer is in the lineup for the Concert for Kids this year. Where's your John Hiatt or your Bonnie Raitt? Nope, we've got Death Cab for Cutie (who are pretty darn good) and Feist, who to my knowledge were never played on KFOG before they got this booking.

A year ago, both those bands were staples of indie rock stations like KEXP and now KFOG is all over 'em.


Just some random stats since June 2006:

John Hiatt:  30 spins
Bonnie Raitt:  249 spins
Death Cab:  235 spins
Feist:  73 spins

Now, to be fair, Death Cab's "Soul Meets Body" (it's soooo cute when my son sings that line) was getting heavy (like 1-2 times a day) play from Aug 2005-Jan 2006, when "Crooked Teeth" finally started getting mixed in as well.

I think Death Cab for Cutie was on the indie rock stations back in 2002.  That's when they played at Seattle's Bumbershoot and I didn't know who they were, so we missed them.  Oops.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on October 27, 2006, 10:40:39 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
Quote from: "urth"
I've been wondering about that, too--I think your answer is in the lineup for the Concert for Kids this year. Where's your John Hiatt or your Bonnie Raitt? Nope, we've got Death Cab for Cutie (who are pretty darn good) and Feist, who to my knowledge were never played on KFOG before they got this booking.

A year ago, both those bands were staples of indie rock stations like KEXP and now KFOG is all over 'em.


Just some random stats since June 2006:

John Hiatt:  30 spins
Bonnie Raitt:  249 spins
Death Cab:  235 spins
Feist:  73 spins

Now, to be fair, Death Cab's "Soul Meets Body" (it's soooo cute when my son sings that line) was getting heavy (like 1-2 times a day) play from Aug 2005-Jan 2006, when "Crooked Teeth" finally started getting mixed in as well.

I think Death Cab for Cutie was on the indie rock stations back in 2002.  That's when they played at Seattle's Bumbershoot and I didn't know who they were, so we missed them.  Oops.


I love these stats.  Thanks so much, Darryl, for your archival work.  Karma abounds.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 02, 2006, 08:28:58 AM
Morning Show off on a major "TV Themes We Love" tangent this hour.

I know I've asked this before, but are Peter and Renee really that dumb or are they pretending to be dumb so that dumb people in the audience can relate to them? (and yes, that's a common ploy on radio morning shows.)  They thought "Theme From SWAT" was "Starsky & Hutch" and Renee thought the Carol Burnett song ("I'm so glad we've had this time together...") was from Mr Rogers' Neighborhood.  :roll:
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 17, 2006, 05:17:28 PM
I'm not usually near KFOG at 5pm on Friday, but I am today, and was kinda surprised that they still play "Smoke 2 Joints", what with the new owners and all.
Title: Smoke Two Joints
Post by: ggould on November 17, 2006, 10:52:23 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I'm not usually near KFOG at 5pm on Friday, but I am today, and was kinda surprised that they still play "Smoke 2 Joints", what with the new owners and all.

I love hearing it, no matter how many times.  It's like some cathartic release from the 'real' world for just a few minutes.  Every time KFOG has accidentally forgotten to play it, the phones ring off the hook.  It's an ingrained part of our culture now.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on November 22, 2006, 12:38:26 PM
Another question for Darryl and his nifty play-list cataloguing script:

Have the Chili Peppers seen an increase in play over the last couple of weeks? Not just the current stuff (Dani California et al) but older things--I've heard Give It Away a couple of times in the past week, and several others of that vintage, too. Wondering if they've been bumped up in the rotation, or if I'm just stumbling across them more frequently.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 30, 2006, 07:33:34 AM
Hope y'all (but especially Geoff) caught Dave playing "Witchi Tai To" (the orig 1969 version by Everything is Everything) around 6:30 this morning.  Talk about a flashback!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on November 30, 2006, 09:31:41 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Hope y'all (but especially Geoff) caught Dave playing "Witchi Tai To" (the orig 1969 version by Everything is Everything) around 6:30 this morning.  Talk about a flashback!


Damn, I missed it, but that explains why Benson the PD was discussing Jim Pepper and his fabulous Comin' & Goin' album, which contains his own version of that tune, a longtime fave of mine as well. (Pepper wrote the song, iirc.)

"Water spirit spring is runnin' round in my head
Makes me feel glad that I'm not dead..."
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 30, 2006, 09:36:27 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Hope y'all (but especially Geoff) caught Dave playing "Witchi Tai To" (the orig 1969 version by Everything is Everything) around 6:30 this morning.  Talk about a flashback!


Damn, I missed it, but that explains why Benson the PD was discussing Jim Pepper and his fabulous Comin' & Goin' album, which contains his own version of that tune, a longtime fave of mine as well. (Pepper wrote the song, iirc.)

"Water spirit spring is runnin' round in my head
Makes me feel glad that I'm not dead..."


apparently a Foghead emailed Dave with some of the lyrics and wanted to know Name of Song, Who Did It, etc.  So Dave went home and dug out his orig vinyl 45 of the tune.
Title: Witchi Tai To
Post by: ggould on November 30, 2006, 10:49:52 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Hope y'all (but especially Geoff) caught Dave playing "Witchi Tai To" (the orig 1969 version by Everything is Everything) around 6:30 this morning.  Talk about a flashback!

You may have heard me call him; I got kinda cocky, since I have about a half a dozen different versions of the song, and disagreed with him about the original version.  In the broadcast version of our conversation, I got the buzzer treatment!

My memory could be jaded by all the different versions I've heard, but the one I have that is credited to Jim Pepper feels like the 'original' in the sense it's from the author.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 01, 2006, 11:21:37 AM
Dunno if you heard the discussion the other morning about "songs that have inspired you" (triggered by this week's EW cover story).  Dave, to no one's surprise, mentioned McFadden & Whitehead, "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now".

TANC: last week someone brought a bilingual mix CD to the gym that featured a cover of "Ain't No..." en espanol. Betcha Dave'd LOVE that. :wink:   There was also a disco-ed up Spanish version of Carole King's "Corazon" that morphed into "Love Hangover". Sadly, no idea who does them.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on December 01, 2006, 01:40:14 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Dunno if you heard the discussion the other morning about "songs that have inspired you" (triggered by this week's EW cover story).  Dave, to no one's surprise, mentioned McFadden & Whitehead, "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now".

TANC: last week someone brought a bilingual mix CD to the gym that featured a cover of "Ain't No..." en espanol. Betcha Dave'd LOVE that. :wink:   There was also a disco-ed up Spanish version of Carole King's "Corazon" that morphed into "Love Hangover". Sadly, no idea who does them.


Was this the comp?

http://www.bluebeat.com/albums/6177

Disco Forever Disc 1   
   1   We're On Our Way Home by Brainstorm   
   2   My Love Supreme by Milton Hamilton   
   3   Barely Breaking Even by Universal Robot Band   
   4   Chameleon by La Pregunta   
   5   You're So Right For Me by Eastside Connection   
   6   Ain't No Stopping Us Now by Charanga 76   
   7   Flight To Jamaica by The Crashers   
   8   Que Tal America by Two Man Sound   
   9   Corazon by The LTG Exchange   
   10   Love Hangover by Touch   
   11   Let's Make Love by Jeanne Napoli   
   12   Just As Long As I Got You by Love Committee   
   13   Smile by Skylite   
   14   I Got A Thing by Silver, Platinum & Gold   
   15   Shout At The Disco by Little Scotty   
   16   Work Song by Pat Lundy
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 01, 2006, 02:13:28 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Dunno if you heard the discussion the other morning about "songs that have inspired you" (triggered by this week's EW cover story).  Dave, to no one's surprise, mentioned McFadden & Whitehead, "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now".

TANC: last week someone brought a bilingual mix CD to the gym that featured a cover of "Ain't No..." en espanol. Betcha Dave'd LOVE that. :wink:   There was also a disco-ed up Spanish version of Carole King's "Corazon" that morphed into "Love Hangover". Sadly, no idea who does them.


Was this the comp?

http://www.bluebeat.com/albums/6177



Wow... thanks! I'll check that list against the tunes on the CD (there was no accompanying track listing); it was described to me as a homemade mix but that could be wrong.  The segue from "Corazon" to "Love Hangover" is an amazing coincidence, certainly.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on December 01, 2006, 05:24:19 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Dunno if you heard the discussion the other morning about "songs that have inspired you" (triggered by this week's EW cover story).  Dave, to no one's surprise, mentioned McFadden & Whitehead, "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now".

TANC: last week someone brought a bilingual mix CD to the gym that featured a cover of "Ain't No..." en espanol. Betcha Dave'd LOVE that. :wink:   There was also a disco-ed up Spanish version of Carole King's "Corazon" that morphed into "Love Hangover". Sadly, no idea who does them.


Was this the comp?

http://www.bluebeat.com/albums/6177



Wow... thanks! I'll check that list against the tunes on the CD (there was no accompanying track listing); it was described to me as a homemade mix but that could be wrong.  The segue from "Corazon" to "Love Hangover" is an amazing coincidence, certainly.


Corazon is an amazing tune--I played on Woody Herman's arrangement of it with my HS jazz band.
Title: Re: Witchi Tai To
Post by: mshray on December 02, 2006, 08:49:01 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Hope y'all (but especially Geoff) caught Dave playing "Witchi Tai To" (the orig 1969 version by Everything is Everything) around 6:30 this morning.  Talk about a flashback!

You may have heard me call him; I got kinda cocky, since I have about a half a dozen different versions of the song, and disagreed with him about the original version.  In the broadcast version of our conversation, I got the buzzer treatment!

My memory could be jaded by all the different versions I've heard, but the one I have that is credited to Jim Pepper feels like the 'original' in the sense it's from the author.


I have studio & live versions of that by Brewer & Shipley.  It was the last song on their second album & ever after it was the set closer to their live act.  In the liner notes Michael Brewer says they learned the song by listening to Everything Is Everything on a Little Rock radio station while driving around Missouri, Kansas & Arkansas late at night when it was the only station they could get.
Title: Re: Witchi Tai To
Post by: ggould on December 02, 2006, 09:32:00 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Hope y'all (but especially Geoff) caught Dave playing "Witchi Tai To" (the orig 1969 version by Everything is Everything) around 6:30 this morning.  Talk about a flashback!
You may have heard me call him; I got kinda cocky, since I have about a half a dozen different versions of the song, and disagreed with him about the original version.  In the broadcast version of our conversation, I got the buzzer treatment!

My memory could be jaded by all the different versions I've heard, but the one I have that is credited to Jim Pepper feels like the 'original' in the sense it's from the author.
I have studio & live versions of that by Brewer & Shipley.  It was the last song on their second album & ever after it was the set closer to their live act.  In the liner notes Michael Brewer says they learned the song by listening to Everything Is Everything on a Little Rock radio station while driving around Missouri, Kansas & Arkansas late at night when it was the only station they could get.

I'd love to get a copy of the live version someday!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 07, 2006, 11:09:27 AM
love the new postioner I heard on the station this morning:

"streaming San Francisco Values to the world at kfog.com" LOL!

Also, as I was leaving the house this morning, KFOG was playing Oasis' "Wonderwall"... or maybe it was "Champagne Supernova" -- either way, neither song got KFOG play at the time they were current.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on December 08, 2006, 09:32:09 PM
Tuned in to KFOG early tonight, unusual for me; and the "Buzz Cut" they're playing is an Incubus song and NOT the one that's now charting on the Hot 100 ("Anna-Molly").  I think the title is "Diamonds and Coal"?  They've REALLY honed the pop instincts this time 'round.  I dig it, though I can also dig why purists/old fans might not.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on December 09, 2006, 09:51:12 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
love the new postioner I heard on the station this morning:

"streaming San Francisco Values to the world at kfog.com" LOL!


Heh

Quote
Also, as I was leaving the house this morning, KFOG was playing Oasis' "Wonderwall"... or maybe it was "Champagne Supernova" -- either way, neither song got KFOG play at the time they were current.


Huh, around what time was that?  My script didn't pick it up.  Wonder if Dave just snuck it in somehow.  As far as my data goes, the last time in recent history KFOG played Oasis was back in June 2005 when they gave "Let There Be Love" a few spins, and for a few months up to that, "Lyla".

But I'm a little worried about my data.  Our son goes to sleep listening to KFOG, and they were just playing The Killers' "Bones" (who we just saw at Live 105's Not So Silent Night -- pretty rocking show, but goddamn I felt old).  My wife said, "Hey, they're playing the new one!", so I dutifully looked at my data, since I was just about to post a very late response to the Chili Peppers query from a few weeks ago.

The upshot:  their data is screwed up.  Their "last played" page, shows Sister Hazel's "Your Mistake" instead of the Killers.  And that page sources the same site that I do.  Feh.

In other news, I heard a teaser for Monday's 10@10 saying the year is going to be 1982.  Is it common for Dave to announce that on Saturdays?

--Darryl
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on December 09, 2006, 10:04:48 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Another question for Darryl and his nifty play-list cataloguing script:

Have the Chili Peppers seen an increase in play over the last couple of weeks? Not just the current stuff (Dani California et al) but older things--I've heard Give It Away a couple of times in the past week, and several others of that vintage, too. Wondering if they've been bumped up in the rotation, or if I'm just stumbling across them more frequently.


They *are* getting more play, I think on average of about 5 spins a day.  Prior to the Stadium Arcadium album hitting the airwaves (April 2006), it was more like 2-3 times a day.  In May-June 2006 their record company must have really started pestering the music director or something (or greasing her palm), because it seems to have jumped to about a fairly consistent 4-times a day.

In the most recent couple of months the spins have mainly been "Snow" from the new album (average 3 spins a day).  The other two spins a day have been a mix of the singles from the new album ("Dani California" and "Tell Me Baby") with a their older hits.  In the last month or so I only have them playing "Give It Away" on these dates:

Thu Nov  2 18:39:00 2006        RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS   GIVE IT AWAY    BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK
Thu Nov  9 17:24:00 2006        RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS   GIVE IT AWAY    BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK
Mon Nov 20 19:48:00 2006        RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS   GIVE IT AWAY    BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK
Thu Nov 30 16:39:00 2006        RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS   GIVE IT AWAY    BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK

But as mentioned in my last post, I'm wary of the accuracy of the data that I'm getting from KFOG's website.  There's definitely some mislabeled music in their database, and that screws up my data.  :-{

--Darryl
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 09, 2006, 10:31:06 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
In other news, I heard a teaser for Monday's 10@10 saying the year is going to be 1982.  Is it common for Dave to announce that on Saturdays?



Dave started recording a daily teaser for the next day's 10@10 at least five or six years ago; prior to that it was only once in a blue moon to promote "special" sets (Hits From Hell and the like). I remember because we griped about it at first -- it made the spin no longer a surprise. But we got used to it. Anyway, the promo for Monday usually runs all weekend. Most of us, I'm guessing, don't listen to KFOG as much as we used to, so it's rare that any of us happens to hear the promo.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on December 09, 2006, 10:36:26 PM
Your data doesn't show play of Snow (Hey Oh) which I think I hear a lot of. I def. hear more RHCP lately. No complaints.

Talk of Incubus above. Coming to SF in January. I plan to be there.
Title: Re: Witchi Tai To
Post by: Gazoo on December 10, 2006, 08:53:23 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Hope y'all (but especially Geoff) caught Dave playing "Witchi Tai To" (the orig 1969 version by Everything is Everything) around 6:30 this morning.  Talk about a flashback!

You may have heard me call him; I got kinda cocky, since I have about a half a dozen different versions of the song, and disagreed with him about the original version.  In the broadcast version of our conversation, I got the buzzer treatment!

My memory could be jaded by all the different versions I've heard, but the one I have that is credited to Jim Pepper feels like the 'original' in the sense it's from the author.


Oh my goodness this is gorgeous.  Only now am giving it the attention it deserves.  Beautifully played and surprisingly beautifully *recorded*.  I haven't been to a show that got jammy since seeing the reconstituted Airplane at BB King's last August.  Miss the feeling.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on December 11, 2006, 10:58:52 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Your data doesn't show play of Snow (Hey Oh) which I think I hear a lot of. I def. hear more RHCP lately. No complaints.


Sorry I wasn't clearer:  They play the hell out of "Snow", an average of 3 times a day.  I didn't include that in my last paste of data because I was specifically addressing urth's remark about hearing "Give It Away" more than a few times in one week, which my data didn't show.

But yeah, "Snow" has been consistently getting the 3-times-a-day treatment since September.  I wonder who they had to pay off.  :P

Or I guess people just keep requesting it.  Shyeah, right.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on December 12, 2006, 10:30:10 AM
Ah, Christmas time... I love it.

Tue Dec 12 09:36:00 2006        DARLENE LOVE    WHITE CHRISTMAS

Remarkably, KFOG *has* played Darlene outside of the morning hour, and even, inexplicably, once on July 8, 2005 at 6:27pm.  Weird.  Big Rick must've been in an odd mood.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 12, 2006, 10:43:51 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Ah, Christmas time... I love it.

Tue Dec 12 09:36:00 2006        DARLENE LOVE    WHITE CHRISTMAS

Remarkably, KFOG *has* played Darlene outside of the morning hour, and even, inexplicably, once on July 8, 2005 at 6:27pm.  Weird.  Big Rick must've been in an odd mood.


They played Coldplay's "Have Yourself a Merry..." between 6:30 and 7 this morning, too.
Title: Spector
Post by: ggould on December 12, 2006, 10:08:52 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
Ah, Christmas time... I love it.

Tue Dec 12 09:36:00 2006        DARLENE LOVE    WHITE CHRISTMAS

Remarkably, KFOG *has* played Darlene outside of the morning hour, and even, inexplicably, once on July 8, 2005 at 6:27pm.  Weird.  Big Rick must've been in an odd mood.

I would hope they would play anything off the album at any hour during the holiday system.  I don't seem to tire of it.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 15, 2006, 09:15:30 AM
So with KBCO's stream not working, I switched to KFOG... and Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song" makes its first appearance of the season.

Funny that Mel Gibson worships the 3 Stooges, even tho' they were Jewish. :wink:
Title: The Occasional Scoop
Post by: ggould on December 20, 2006, 08:23:11 AM
always nice to hear Scoop Nisker.
Title: Re: The Occasional Scoop
Post by: RGMike on December 20, 2006, 08:32:15 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
always nice to hear Scoop Nisker.


it's the "very-occasional-almost-never" scoop now.
Title: Re: The Occasional Scoop
Post by: urth on December 20, 2006, 09:13:50 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "ggould"
always nice to hear Scoop Nisker.


it's the "very-occasional-almost-never" scoop now.


I think he comes in once a quarter, for the change of seasons.

But man, he really let one go this morning. Flat out called for Bush and Cheney to be impeached, and in the process must have dropped in some word that Irish Greg thought might have crossed the FCC's line of decency (no idea what it was--it went right by me, so it couldn't have been too egregious) because as soon as Scoop was done, Greg suggested he review the FCC regs before the next time he comes on.

Let's hope this Occasional Scoop doesn't turn out to be the Final Scoop.

Oh, and Renee, ditz that she is, kept referring to him as "Scoopy" for which I wanted to throttle her. They really should not let her drive the Morning show. Let Peter do it--he'd do a better job and not be so smarmy about it.
Title: Re: The Occasional Scoop
Post by: RGMike on December 20, 2006, 09:23:20 AM
Quote from: "urth"
But man, he really let one go this morning. Flat out called for Bush and Cheney to be impeached, and in the process must have dropped in some word that Irish Greg thought might have crossed the FCC's line of decency (no idea what it was--it went right by me, so it couldn't have been too egregious) because as soon as Scoop was done, Greg suggested he review the FCC regs before the next time he comes on.

Let's hope this Occasional Scoop doesn't turn out to be the Final Scoop.

Oh, and Renee, ditz that she is, kept referring to him as "Scoopy" for which I wanted to throttle her. They really should not let her drive the Morning show. Let Peter do it--he'd do a better job and not be so smarmy about it.


Wonder if they'll post this "scoop" on the website as they normally do.

"Scoopy"??? Jeez.

But I find Peter as annoying as Renee, I still say he's not very smart for someone who's been doing news as long as he has. He made so many errors during the 6am 'cast I nearly cut myself shaving I was yelling at the radio so much.
Title: nothing says xmas like....
Post by: ggould on December 23, 2006, 06:21:16 PM
Van Halen's "You Really Got Me"
Title: Re: The Occasional Scoop
Post by: Gazoo on December 23, 2006, 11:54:20 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "ggould"
always nice to hear Scoop Nisker.


it's the "very-occasional-almost-never" scoop now.


I think he comes in once a quarter, for the change of seasons.

But man, he really let one go this morning. Flat out called for Bush and Cheney to be impeached, and in the process must have dropped in some word that Irish Greg thought might have crossed the FCC's line of decency (no idea what it was--it went right by me, so it couldn't have been too egregious) because as soon as Scoop was done, Greg suggested he review the FCC regs before the next time he comes on.


Here's the text from KFOG's site.  I guess "blow job" was The Phrase That Pays.

http://www.kfog.com/morningshow/scoop.asp

Fogheads . . . Everything is connected . . . this year and the next year, the war and the environment, science and religion, Channukah and Christmas, you and me . . . and its all connected to the big cosmic story, and also to the fact that every single one of our individual and collective dramas will someday disappear into the emptiness of time . . . and with that understanding we try to celebrate our lives, and each other, in the here and now. And this is Scoop Nisker with a holy, holy day edition of the very Occasional Scoop.

And first of all fogheads, happy new year. As we celebrate once again that the earth, in its grand orbit, has gone all the way around the sun. And where did it get us? Right back where we started, except that now we’re feeling dizzier. Or is that just my age.

And you know fogheads, I never really understood aging until I started doing it more often. And 2 days from now, I will be turning 64, which was unimaginable to me back when I first heard that Beatles song. Back when I was doing news commentary on KSAN, Jive 95. Back when the war I was talking about was Vietnam . . . back when people were just starting to learn the word ecology. And yes, fogheads, she still feeds me . . . but we’ll have to see what happens next week.

But it’s all connected. And it is clear to me that the biggest news story of the year 2006 was the atmosphere. And I don’t just mean the planetary vibes. I mean the actual air, the stuff we move through and live by. The big news of 2006 came in the weather reports and from the science pages, and it was all about temperature, and the circulation of gases and water currents, the growing acidity of the oceans, the glaciers melting and fish stocks declining, the exponential increase in the rate of species extinction. The story of the year was not Iraq, or the Democrats winning congress. The story of the year, fogheads, is that there is a rip in the biosphere; a wound in the body of the earth. “AND “LOOK OUT HOUSTON. STORM IS COMING THROUGH.”

And even though I won’t make any grand predictions for 2007, I do have a suggestion for the coming year, fogheads . . . Let’s impeach George W. Bush. (And yes, of course, Dick Cheney’s got to go first.) But this is not an idle joke, fogheads, or some attempt to show how radical I am. And as a Buddhist trying to develop universal compassion, I’m not looking for revenge . . . although . . . I’m sure I couldn’t help but feel some of that legendary sweetness.

But seriously, fogheads, impeachment hearings should be started immediately, but the Democrats seem to be wimping out again . . . and maybe they’ve convinced you too, that we should all just try to get along. But you’ve heard of the Downing Street memo, fogheads, and maybe you remember the revelations of Richard Clarke or the Valery Plame affair. Anyone who is paying attention knows there is very substantial evidence that George Bush and his administration deliberately manipulated information —- some would call it lying -- in order to launch our nation into a horrific, unnecessary war. And there simply aren’t any higher crimes than that. Remember, Bill Clinton got impeached for getting a blow job and lying about it.

But the point is fogheads, that we need to prove to ourselves and the world that this deceit and these crimes cannot be allowed to stand. We have to rescue our nation from this arrogant Imperial Presidency, and reclaim our balance of powers as well as our moral balance, or else the horrors will continue in one form or another. And let’s face it, fogheads . . . George W. will never get it. And therefore impeachment may be the only way to stop this idiotic war, a war which only incites more terrorism and chaos in the Middle East.

And just think fogheads, if we could impeach Dick and George, the new president of the United States will be Nancy Pelosi. And don’t you just love the idea that the leader of the free world would be named Nancy. I say, “Let’s go for it.”

Of course everything is connected, fogheads, and the politics and the wars in the Middle East are all intertwined with our major religions and the holiday season. And I truly believe, fogheads, that if Jesus came to America today, and started preaching his original gospel . . . he would be arrested . . . and deported back to the Middle East. And isn't it interesting how many of our gods are illegal aliens.

And speaking of connections, fogheads, both Christmas and Channukah are connected to the Winter Solstice, (happening tomorrow) a holiday that goes back 30 thousand years . . . and has once again become a sacred event for many of us pagans.

So where I come from in Berkeley, people are busy practicing the mystic arts and preparing elaborate rituals gathered from all the world's tribes and traditions. 'Tis the season to get your Tarot cards read, or throw the E Ching, or consult whatever oracle you happen to be seeing these days. In my neighborhood its "hark the archetypal goddess sings . . . glory to whatever your karma brings."

And not only do we neo-pagans believe in evolution, we want to worship it. And that includes paying homage to the cycles of moon and sun, and especially the winter solstice, which marks the re-birth of the Sun . . . the s-U-n . . . our father who art in orbit . . . hallowed be thy rays.

And just maybe, if we brought some sacred attention to the sun and earth, we would remember that even though we worship different gods, we share the same planet . . . and if we want this human experiment to continue, we’ve got to stop putting so much of our energy and resources into war. It’s time to break free of the narrow national loyalties that keep us locked in competition and fear . . . time to begin a new era, and a new consciousness, dedicated to co-operation and the healing of our damaged planet.

And so, friends, before I run off to have some grog and potatoe latkes, remember to bow down to the sun this week, and of course, pray for an end to all the unholy wars, and finally, this is Scoop Nisker saying, once again, it’s all connected. So stay high but keep your priorities straight, and if you don't like the fruitcake your aunt sent you for Christmas, go out and make one of your own.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 24, 2006, 11:22:28 AM
Long live Scoop!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on January 04, 2007, 10:55:19 PM
Was listening to the morning show this am as I was getting dressed, and listeners were calling in with songs with which they had very strong memories attached (essentially "sledgehammers" except they weren't calling it that).

So one guy calls in and his big memory is attached to Walking on Sunshine. And before the guy can get any farther in his story, Dave pipes up and says, "Y'know, every time I play that song on 10@10, people give me a hard time about it!" And he sounded kinda bugged.

Between that and his comment about "Nigel" the other day, I think we've given Dave a complex.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on January 05, 2007, 07:16:15 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Was listening to the morning show this am as I was getting dressed, and listeners were calling in with songs with which they had very strong memories attached (essentially "sledgehammers" except they weren't calling it that).

So one guy calls in and his big memory is attached to Walking on Sunshine. And before the guy can get any farther in his story, Dave pipes up and says, "Y'know, every time I play that song on 10@10, people give me a hard time about it!" And he sounded kinda bugged.

Between that and his comment about "Nigel" the other day, I think we've given Dave a complex.


a completely deserved complex, I'd say :wink:

So, was this setting up a Sledgehammer-ish 10@10 for today?
Title: Re: Spector
Post by: darryl on January 05, 2007, 02:12:16 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "darryl"
Ah, Christmas time... I love it.

Tue Dec 12 09:36:00 2006        DARLENE LOVE    WHITE CHRISTMAS

Remarkably, KFOG *has* played Darlene outside of the morning hour, and even, inexplicably, once on July 8, 2005 at 6:27pm.  Weird.  Big Rick must've been in an odd mood.

I would hope they would play anything off the album at any hour during the holiday system.  I don't seem to tire of it.


I Amazon-wished for the Phil Spector "Back to Mono" box set and got it for Christmas.  It includes "A Christmas Gift for You".  (Nice tip from the reviews of the latter led me to the $16.99 Box Set which was a mere $6 more than just the X-Mas disc alone, and includes a really nice book.)

As we drove up to Tahoe Thursday after Christmas, the biggest surprise off of the first disc was The Crystals ode to domestic abuse:  He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss).  Holy crap, we couldn't believe our ears!

Quote
He hit me and it felt like a kiss
He hit me and I knew he loved me
Cause if he didn't care for me
I could have never made him mad
He hit me and I was glad


We flew to the liner notes:  holy crap -- G. Goffin and C. King!?

Wikipedia's got some interesting notes on the topic:

Quote
Goffin and King wrote the song after discovering that singer Little Eva was being regularly beaten by her boyfriend. When they inquired why she tolerated such treatment, Eva replied with complete sincerity that her boyfriend's actions were motivated by his love for her.

The song was written and intended as a sort of protest song from the point of view of an abused woman. Phil Spector's arrangement was ominous and ambiguous. Dave Thompson writes, "It was a brutal song, as any attempt to justify such violence must be, and Spector ’s arrangement only amplified its savagery, framing Barbara Alston’s lone vocal amid a sea of caustic strings and funereal drums, while the backing vocals almost trilled their own belief that the boy had done nothing wrong. In more ironic hands (and a more understanding age), 'He Hit Me' might have passed at least as satire. But Spector showed no sign of appreciating that, nor did he feel any need to. No less than the song’s writers, he was not preaching, he was merely documenting."


Huh.
Title: Re: Spector
Post by: Gazoo on January 05, 2007, 08:10:55 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
As we drove up to Tahoe Thursday after Christmas, the biggest surprise off of the first disc was The Crystals ode to domestic abuse:  He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss).  Holy crap, we couldn't believe our ears!

Quote
He hit me and it felt like a kiss
He hit me and I knew he loved me
Cause if he didn't care for me
I could have never made him mad
He hit me and I was glad


We flew to the liner notes:  holy crap -- G. Goffin and C. King!?

Wikipedia's got some interesting notes on the topic:

Quote
Goffin and King wrote the song after discovering that singer Little Eva was being regularly beaten by her boyfriend. When they inquired why she tolerated such treatment, Eva replied with complete sincerity that her boyfriend's actions were motivated by his love for her.

The song was written and intended as a sort of protest song from the point of view of an abused woman. Phil Spector's arrangement was ominous and ambiguous. Dave Thompson writes, "It was a brutal song, as any attempt to justify such violence must be, and Spector ’s arrangement only amplified its savagery, framing Barbara Alston’s lone vocal amid a sea of caustic strings and funereal drums, while the backing vocals almost trilled their own belief that the boy had done nothing wrong. In more ironic hands (and a more understanding age), 'He Hit Me' might have passed at least as satire. But Spector showed no sign of appreciating that, nor did he feel any need to. No less than the song’s writers, he was not preaching, he was merely documenting."


Huh.


I've heard of this song, but have never heard it, and didn't know the lyrics or the backstory.  Thank you muchly muchly for posting them.  From personal experience, I don't think domestic violence was a recognized phenomenon until the early '80s (and it's still a poorly understood one).
Title: Re: Spector
Post by: RGMike on January 05, 2007, 09:39:41 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "darryl"
As we drove up to Tahoe Thursday after Christmas, the biggest surprise off of the first disc was The Crystals ode to domestic abuse:  He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss).  Holy crap, we couldn't believe our ears!



I've heard of this song, but have never heard it, and didn't know the lyrics or the backstory.  Thank you muchly muchly for posting them.  From personal experience, I don't think domestic violence was a recognized phenomenon until the early '80s (and it's still a poorly understood one).


Little Steven has played it a few times on his show -- it's your typical Spector/Crystals production, no hint of irony.  Sounds weird to our ears, and even at the time, if it was a single, it never charted.
Title: Re: Spector
Post by: urth on January 05, 2007, 10:28:14 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "darryl"
As we drove up to Tahoe Thursday after Christmas, the biggest surprise off of the first disc was The Crystals ode to domestic abuse:  He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss).  Holy crap, we couldn't believe our ears!



I've heard of this song, but have never heard it, and didn't know the lyrics or the backstory.  Thank you muchly muchly for posting them.  From personal experience, I don't think domestic violence was a recognized phenomenon until the early '80s (and it's still a poorly understood one).


Little Steven has played it a few times on his show -- it's your typical Spector/Crystals production, no hint of irony.  Sounds weird to our ears, and even at the time, if it was a single, it never charted.


The Motels covered it in the early 80s, and I think Hole/Courtney Golddigger did it later--late 90s maybe.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on January 18, 2007, 10:51:38 AM
according to the "New Releases Thursday" promo, KFOG's playing something from that Peter Frampton all-instrumental-with-special-guests CD... isn't that, like, 6 months old at this point?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on January 24, 2007, 09:59:24 AM
On the "New Releases" promo, Big Rick sez:

"Kenny Wayne Shepard -- he finally got to make that hard-core blues album he's always wanted to make..."

Oh joy.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on January 28, 2007, 11:47:45 AM
A very good Ben Fong-Torres piece in today's Chron about the KFOG morning show and how it all works:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/01/28/PKG7VLMKUI1.DTL
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: princessofcairo on January 28, 2007, 12:18:42 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
A very good Ben Fong-Torres piece in today's Chron about the KFOG morning show and how it all works:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/01/28/PKG7VLMKUI1.DTL


thanks for sharing! that was a fun read.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on January 31, 2007, 10:57:11 AM
I'm getting really sick of this creepy Death Cuts for Cabbies song, "...Into the Dark".  I know Emo sells, but sheesh.

Love of mine some day you will die
But I'll be close behind
I'll follow you into the dark

No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white
Just our hands clasped so tight


*shudder*
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on February 06, 2007, 07:43:32 AM
Best Request-O-Rama in ages: the winner asked for Billy Joel's "Miami 2017", which I had not heard on the radio since leaving NY 16 years ago.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on February 08, 2007, 07:30:19 AM
Dave is having an absolute ORGASM over the fact that he's about to interview... Judge Judy.

ETA Dave was in awe, but not a bad interview. Followed by (what else?) 10cc, "Good Morning Judge".
Title: President's Day Variety Show "hidden theme"?
Post by: darryl on February 19, 2007, 10:21:05 AM
http://www.kfog.com/pdvs.asp

While you enjoy the KFOG variety, see if you can figure out the "hidden theme" of our KFOG President’s Day Variety Show (6am to 12am).

Hrm.  Here's the playlist so far (not including 10@10):

Mon Feb 19 06:03:00 2007        Crosby, Stills, Nash    DEJA VU Deja Vu
Mon Feb 19 06:06:00 2007        ASHTON ALLEN    DEWDROPS        Dewdrops
Mon Feb 19 06:15:00 2007        Jack Johnson    JACK JOHNSON (KFOG ARCHIVES)    NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHAS
Mon Feb 19 06:33:01 2007        REM     FIND THE RIVER  AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE
Mon Feb 19 06:39:00 2007        BEN HARPER      MORNING YEARNING        Both Sides of the Gun [Digipak]
Mon Feb 19 06:48:00 2007        ALISON BROWN    ANGEL   Stolen Moments
Mon Feb 19 06:51:00 2007        DAVID WILCOX    HARD PART       Vista
Mon Feb 19 07:06:00 2007        JACKSON BROWNE  FOUNTAIN OF SORROW      LATE FOR THE SKY
Mon Feb 19 07:09:00 2007        LUCY KAPLANSKY  I'VE JUST SEEN A FACE   Tide [Bonus Tracks] [Remastered]
Mon Feb 19 07:18:01 2007        Original Soundtrack     NOWHERE MAN     I Am Sam
Mon Feb 19 07:21:00 2007        ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK     VANILLA SKY     VANILLA SKY
Mon Feb 19 07:27:01 2007        The Chieftains  I KNOW MY LOVE  Tears of Stone
Mon Feb 19 07:36:01 2007        JOHN MELLENCAMP PINK HOUSES     MTV UNPLUGGED
Mon Feb 19 07:42:00 2007        Shawn Colvin    FILL ME UP      These Four Walls
Mon Feb 19 07:51:00 2007        THIRD EYE BLIND NEVER LET YOU GO        BLUE
Mon Feb 19 07:54:00 2007        Chris Isaak     BABY DID A BAD BAD THING        Forever Blue
Mon Feb 19 08:00:01 2007        Bruce Springsteen       BORN TO RUN     Chimes Of Freedom [EP]
Mon Feb 19 08:06:01 2007        THE EAGLES      PEACEFUL EASY FEELING   COMMON THREAD: SONGS OF THE EAGLES / VARIOUS
Mon Feb 19 08:12:00 2007        Bob Dylan       SPIRIT ON THE WATER     Modern Times
Mon Feb 19 08:24:00 2007        JACKSON BROWNE  JACKSON BROWNE ON LIVES INTERVIEW SEGMENT
Mon Feb 19 08:45:00 2007        RUFUS WAINWRIGHT        GREEK SONG      POSES (ADDED TRACK)
Mon Feb 19 08:51:00 2007        RAY LAMONTAGNE  CRAZY
Mon Feb 19 08:57:00 2007        COUNTING CROWS  FRIEND OF THE DEVIL     FILMS ABOUT GHOSTS: THE BEST OF (ENH)
Mon Feb 19 09:06:00 2007        Randy Newman    MR. PRESIDENT HAVE PITY O       Good Old Boys: Deluxe Edition
Mon Feb 19 09:12:00 2007        INDIGO GIRLS    I BELIEVE IN LOVE
Mon Feb 19 09:42:00 2007        THE POLICE      MAN IN A SUITCASE       ZENYATTA MONDATTA
Mon Feb 19 09:45:00 2007        Leo Kottke      SWEET EMOTION   Sixty Six Steps
Mon Feb 19 09:54:00 2007        Original Soundtrack     SQUARE ONE      Elizabethtown
Mon Feb 19 09:57:00 2007        J.J. CALE       AFTER MIDNIGHT  SPECIAL EDITION
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on February 19, 2007, 10:29:22 AM
Missing from the above playlist, they played some really nice in-studio mini-sets from Shawn Mullins and Jack Johnson, where we actually got to hear some of the in-between-song banter/song background.

It was funny hearing Shawn talk about how he and Pete Droge were struggling with some lyrics while Matthew Sweet was sleeping on the couch or something.  Matthew woke up, said, "What's the problem?  Interstellar rainbow On its cosmic wheel. Rollin' where the wind blows... Never standin’ still.  There you go."  Shawn sez, "Dang, we should let you take naps more often."

Also nice to hear Jack Johnson talk about how the line from Inaudible Melodies was originally, "Slow down Bruce, you're moving too fast. Frames can't catch you when you're moving like that."  He relates that he was taking a film studies course (presumably at UC Santa Barbara) that talked about Bruce Lee's moves being too quick for the camera to capture it realistically at 24fps.  He was also taking a course on music and film, and was supposed to be working on a paper called "Inaudible Melodies."  He ended up getting an extension for the paper and finishing the song.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on February 21, 2007, 10:23:17 PM
per this week's KFOG e-mail, this year's Kaboom will be Sat May 12th .
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 02, 2007, 10:58:40 AM
Oh what an Oscar can do:  KFOG is playing Melissa Etheridge's "I Need to Wake Up", as is KBCO. Neither station bothered with it last summer.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 06, 2007, 07:34:51 AM
This morning around 6:30 KFOG played that Oasis "all around the world" song which is now famous as the AT&T commercial. I don't think they ever played it when it was current.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on March 06, 2007, 09:41:17 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
This morning around 6:30 KFOG played that Oasis "all around the world" song which is now famous as the AT&T commercial. I don't think they ever played it when it was current.


I heard it a handful of times, but probably not during the Morning Show.
Title: banned
Post by: ggould on March 06, 2007, 03:32:40 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
This morning around 6:30 KFOG played that Oasis "all around the world" song which is now famous as the AT&T commercial. I don't think they ever played it when it was current.
I heard it a handful of times, but probably not during the Morning Show.
I was thinking this morning songs that are featured in current ads should be banned!
Title: Re: banned
Post by: RGMike on March 06, 2007, 03:51:37 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
This morning around 6:30 KFOG played that Oasis "all around the world" song which is now famous as the AT&T commercial. I don't think they ever played it when it was current.
I heard it a handful of times, but probably not during the Morning Show.
I was thinking this morning songs that are featured in current ads should be banned!


They interviewed JCM last week about "Our Country" and his explanation of why he sold it to Chevy (and how it's NOT a "rah-rah jingoistic" song) was reasoned and convincing, IMHO.
Title: Re: banned
Post by: ggould on March 06, 2007, 04:17:23 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
This morning around 6:30 KFOG played that Oasis "all around the world" song which is now famous as the AT&T commercial. I don't think they ever played it when it was current.
I heard it a handful of times, but probably not during the Morning Show.
I was thinking this morning songs that are featured in current ads should be banned!
They interviewed JCM last week about "Our Country" and his explanation of why he sold it to Chevy (and how it's NOT a "rah-rah jingoistic" song) was reasoned and convincing, IMHO.
I'm sure there's plenty of holes in my logic, but I feel like Chevy and AT&T are getting enough of my brain without having to hear it on a popular song.  For me, since I don't like the Oasis song anyway, it's pretty unimportant, but I'm sure there could be others I'd feel more conflicted about.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: SFGuy on March 07, 2007, 01:24:42 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
This morning around 6:30 KFOG played that Oasis "all around the world" song which is now famous as the AT&T commercial. I don't think they ever played it when it was current.


I've heard it a few times during the afternoon hours.
Title: It's as simple as 1-2-3
Post by: urth on March 13, 2007, 10:32:10 PM
Just heard a promo this morning--KFOG is going to give us another go-round of that venerable Arbitron ratings-boosting chestnut....

A to Z.

They're promising thousands of songs, deep album tracks, lots of stuff we don't usually hear, blahblahblah... Hopefully it'll be a good bit deeper than the last couple of A to Zs they've tried to foist off, but this is the first one post-Susquehanna, so we'll see. The PD hasn't changed, so the ownership may not make much of a diff.

It starts next week--March 22, I believe.
Title: Re: It's as simple as 1-2-3
Post by: SFGuy on March 16, 2007, 12:18:26 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Just heard a promo this morning--KFOG is going to give us another go-round of that venerable Arbitron ratings-boosting chestnut....

A to Z.

They're promising thousands of songs, deep album tracks, lots of stuff we don't usually hear, blahblahblah... Hopefully it'll be a good bit deeper than the last couple of A to Zs they've tried to foist off, but this is the first one post-Susquehanna, so we'll see. The PD hasn't changed, so the ownership may not make much of a diff.

It starts next week--March 22, I believe.


Does KFOG work A to Z into 10@10? I don't remember if they did before.
Title: Re: It's as simple as 1-2-3
Post by: RGMike on March 16, 2007, 07:12:16 AM
Quote from: "SFGuy"
Quote from: "urth"
Just heard a promo this morning--KFOG is going to give us another go-round of that venerable Arbitron ratings-boosting chestnut....

A to Z.

They're promising thousands of songs, deep album tracks, lots of stuff we don't usually hear, blahblahblah... Hopefully it'll be a good bit deeper than the last couple of A to Zs they've tried to foist off, but this is the first one post-Susquehanna, so we'll see. The PD hasn't changed, so the ownership may not make much of a diff.

It starts next week--March 22, I believe.


Does KFOG work A to Z into 10@10? I don't remember if they did before.


nope... although Dave might do a "by the numbers" set to kick things off (songs with numbers in the titles).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 17, 2007, 11:00:33 AM
KFOG's been bringing back a lot of late '90s/early '00s songs lately: here's Matt Nathanson's "Laid" cover, and I've recently heard Blues Traveler's "Back in the Day" and Phish's big KFOG hit from earlier this decade (I'm blanking on the title).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 16, 2007, 09:48:22 AM
Love the pic on the KFOG website of Stevie Nicks and Chris Isaak -- she looks younger than him!  Guess drinking that goat blood keeps ya young :wink:
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on May 16, 2007, 07:14:44 PM
Just noted in the weekly KFOG e-mail that Tim Finn will be guesting on the Morning Show tomorrow. Hope it's not between 8:30 and 9, when I'll likely be on the underground, which means it probably will be exactly during those hours.

I'm sure Dave is giddy about the prospect--the Finns are HUGE Davefaves.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 16, 2007, 09:13:58 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Just noted in the weekly KFOG e-mail that Tim Finn will be guesting on the Morning Show tomorrow. Hope it's not between 8:30 and 9, when I'll likely be on the underground, which means it probably will be exactly during those hours.

I'm sure Dave is giddy about the prospect--the Finns are HUGE Davefaves.


Betcha he does "Hit the Ground Running". Then that cranky Foghead who complained it was "that song you ALWAYS play" can call in.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on May 16, 2007, 11:41:49 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Just noted in the weekly KFOG e-mail that Tim Finn will be guesting on the Morning Show tomorrow. Hope it's not between 8:30 and 9, when I'll likely be on the underground, which means it probably will be exactly during those hours.

I'm sure Dave is giddy about the prospect--the Finns are HUGE Davefaves.


Betcha he does "Hit the Ground Running". Then that cranky Foghead who complained it was "that song you ALWAYS play" can call in.


Either that or Message to My Girl.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on May 17, 2007, 08:30:40 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Just noted in the weekly KFOG e-mail that Tim Finn will be guesting on the Morning Show tomorrow. Hope it's not between 8:30 and 9, when I'll likely be on the underground, which means it probably will be exactly during those hours.

I'm sure Dave is giddy about the prospect--the Finns are HUGE Davefaves.


Betcha he does "Hit the Ground Running". Then that cranky Foghead who complained it was "that song you ALWAYS play" can call in.


Either that or Message to My Girl.


He came on jsut before 8, and played a new song & then "Persausion".  I thought his voice sounded horrible, like he hadn't even bothered to warm up.  Dave was able to contain his giddiness for the most part; Greg, Peter & Renee all did equal parts of the conversation.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 17, 2007, 08:34:26 AM
Missed Mr Finn, but did hear (since the Drive's not streaming) a real, old-fashioned "My 3 Songs" in which all 3 songs were played in their entirety and Fogheads were invited to call in early if they could guess the next song (tho' no one did).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 23, 2007, 10:54:48 AM
Per the "New Releases Thurs" promo, we're to be treated to Ryan Adams' new duet with Sheryl Crow. Oh joy.

Does this mean she's f---ing HIM now?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 24, 2007, 07:55:30 AM
Joel Selvin is on KFOG telling "Summer of Love" stories and spinning vinyl.  Great stuff.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on May 24, 2007, 08:46:08 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Joel Selvin is on KFOG telling "Summer of Love" stories and spinning vinyl.  Great stuff.


truly great stuff.  Had to stay in my car to hear the last few minutes after I had pulled into the parking lot at work.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 25, 2007, 08:02:10 AM
I just missed the new Macca tune, "Ever Present Past", on KFOG. But the Morning Crew seems to think it's his best in quite some time.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on May 25, 2007, 09:16:33 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I just missed the new Macca tune, "Ever Present Past", on KFOG. But the Morning Crew seems to think it's his best in quite some time.


Which ain't sayin' much. I heard it, it was OK in a very light poppy way, but he's McCartney, that's what he does. But it was no "Too Many People."
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 25, 2007, 09:19:33 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
I just missed the new Macca tune, "Ever Present Past", on KFOG. But the Morning Crew seems to think it's his best in quite some time.


Which ain't sayin' much. I heard it, it was OK in a very light poppy way, but he's McCartney, that's what he does. But it was no "Too Many People."


but better than "Another day"? :wink:   THey've been raving about it on CG too. Guess I'll hear it soon enuf.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on May 25, 2007, 10:22:10 AM
Chaos & Creation was a major disappointment for me when I finally heard it.  One or two brushes with melody and a lot of motions going through.  Last album I really liked from him was '99's forgotten Run Devil Run.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on May 25, 2007, 10:22:35 AM
PS: Anything tasty from Barry Zito's recent visit?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 31, 2007, 08:10:56 AM
I'm already quite sick of this Tori Amos song. Tori, baby, if you have to write a song telling people you're a "MILF"... then you probably aren't one.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 31, 2007, 08:41:11 AM
Oh Joy: New Goo-Goo Dolls, sounding like 5 of their other songs thrown into a blender. Sheesh.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 01, 2007, 09:49:10 AM
Am I the only one who has trouble differentiating between Feist and Corrinne Bailey Rae?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on June 01, 2007, 09:55:48 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I just missed the new Macca tune, "Ever Present Past", on KFOG. But the Morning Crew seems to think it's his best in quite some time.


Just heard it as the lead-in to tonight's Sgt. Pepper replay.  It's quite pleasant, no more and no less than, say, "Press" -- but I liked "Press."
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on June 11, 2007, 11:49:21 AM
I will be SO glad when this damn Police tour has passed thru here (three more days, I believe). Both KFOG and KBCO (not sure when they hit Denver, but it should be soon) are playing the hell out of them.

Btw, I heard a radio ad from StubHub this am flogging Police tix. Hope that means they have lots of them and are risking a big loss on this show. If anyone has a desire to see this show, I'd encourage you to go over to the Coliseum about 6pm on Wednesday and see what the supply is like. I'd bet it'll be a strong buyers market.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on June 11, 2007, 05:52:38 PM
Quote from: "urth"
I'd bet it'll be a strong buyers market.


Especially since their drummer's admitted they don't have their shit together.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 12, 2007, 10:48:17 AM
Quote from: "urth"
I will be SO glad when this damn Police tour has passed thru here (three more days, I believe). Both KFOG and KBCO (not sure when they hit Denver, but it should be soon) are playing the hell out of them.


Yikes, KFOG is gonna play 3 hours of Police tomorrow before the concert (5-8pm).  Poor Big Rick!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on June 21, 2007, 10:46:35 AM
KFOG is doing another Live From the Archives week next week, which might imply an LFTA set from Dave one day. Or not--he hasn't necessarily been doing the promo tie-in sets as regularly as he used to. Like no Kaboom set this year--or last, iirc.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on June 25, 2007, 09:47:17 AM
Hey Mark, did you call in on that morning show discussion about first children being smarter? I only heard the last half a minute or so of your conversation, and it just hit me that it sounded like you, then you said something about working for a start-up, so I figured it had to be. What'd you say, anyway?
Title: first child
Post by: ggould on June 25, 2007, 09:48:32 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Hey Mark, did you call in on that morning show discussion about first children being smarter? I only heard the last half a minute or so of your conversation, and it just hit me that it sounded like you, then you said something about working for a start-up, so I figured it had to be. What'd you say, anyway?

Martha and I are both first children, what can I say?   :lol:
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on June 27, 2007, 09:33:16 PM
Quote from: "urth"
KFOG is doing another Live From the Archives week next week, which might imply an LFTA set from Dave one day. Or not--he hasn't necessarily been doing the promo tie-in sets as regularly as he used to. Like no Kaboom set this year--or last, iirc.

I was caller 10 this morning when Dave played a LFTA track by Plant in Paris. I was thrilled but after going thru my CD's I have the ones that I won: 5, 6, 8, and 10th anniv. special.
Anyone want to swap for 1, 2, or 10?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on June 28, 2007, 09:58:26 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Hey Mark, did you call in on that morning show discussion about first children being smarter? I only heard the last half a minute or so of your conversation, and it just hit me that it sounded like you, then you said something about working for a start-up, so I figured it had to be. What'd you say, anyway?


Yeah that was me.  I said that I am the first of three but we're all only 12 months apart so it's not ver pronounced.  I'm incrementally smarter as measured by standardized tests, but both brothers were straight A students & voted Most Likely To Succeed whereas I was an academic underachiever until college.  One brother is a doctor & the other went to Stanford to study engineering.  I then said that this 'firstborn is smarter' trend is really true in my dad's family.  He's 5th of 7 (& arguably the 2nd brightest) but his oldest brother entered college at the age of 16 and got his PhD in Germany - taught in German - by age 22. (upon further reflection I think I exaggerated a bit, he was probably 24)

The Morning Show crew all said that bit about my uncle was very impressive & then Dave asked what I did.  I said I'm working for a startup, so I get to pretend that I'm smart, but we won't know for sure until we make some money.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on June 28, 2007, 10:00:14 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
I was caller 10 this morning when Dave played a LFTA track by Plant in Paris. I was thrilled but after going thru my CD's I have the ones that I won: 5, 6, 8, and 10th anniv. special.
Anyone want to swap for 1, 2, or 10?


I thought that was you!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on June 28, 2007, 10:08:25 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "urth"
KFOG is doing another Live From the Archives week next week, which might imply an LFTA set from Dave one day. Or not--he hasn't necessarily been doing the promo tie-in sets as regularly as he used to. Like no Kaboom set this year--or last, iirc.

I was caller 10 this morning when Dave played a LFTA track by Plant in Paris. I was thrilled but after going thru my CD's I have the ones that I won: 5, 6, 8, and 10th anniv. special.
Anyone want to swap for 1, 2, or 10?


Congrats!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 09, 2007, 09:55:24 AM
I swear KFOG plays this Brett Dennen "Darllin Do Not Fear" song a dozen times a day.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on July 13, 2007, 09:51:25 AM
This Peter Bjorn & John song is kinda fun.  Now I see what the hipsters meant.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 14, 2007, 10:58:11 AM
Anyone else get the Foghead Listener Survey email yesterday? Here's what I wrote in the comments section at the end:

Quote
Way too much "emo" right now. New Releases Thursday tends to revolve around songs by new artists who sound just like artists you already play (Coldplay clones, young women who sound like either Norah Jones or Corrinne Bailey Rae).  I'm a big fan of Little Steven's show on your sister station; his new music picks are almost always great. In the past 3 years maybe 4 or 5 of those picks (out of 150!) have ended up in regular rotation on KFOG. Why didn't you play the new Stooges? NY Dolls? I was thrilled to hear you pick up on the Kaiser Chiefs; you need a lot more of that kind of stuff and less snoozy "Hey There Delilah" type songs.  Some of the "classics" you play come up *way* too often in the rotation. Thanks!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on July 20, 2007, 10:00:00 AM
OMG! The last song prior to this morning's "magical" set was by Spoon! I guarantee that band has never been played on KFOG before yesterday (new music Thursday) and they've been around for years.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on July 20, 2007, 10:07:49 AM
Quote from: "urth"
OMG! The last song prior to this morning's "magical" set was by Spoon! I guarantee that band has never been played on KFOG before yesterday (new music Thursday) and they've been around for years.


Are they playing "The Underdog"?  That one has some breakout potential, mostly thanks to the jaunty horns.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on July 20, 2007, 10:15:59 AM
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Quote from: "urth"
OMG! The last song prior to this morning's "magical" set was by Spoon! I guarantee that band has never been played on KFOG before yesterday (new music Thursday) and they've been around for years.


Are they playing "The Underdog"?  That one has some breakout potential, mostly thanks to the jaunty horns.


Yep, that's the one. Def. an homage to 60s r&b tunes.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 20, 2007, 10:32:05 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
OMG! The last song prior to this morning's "magical" set was by Spoon! I guarantee that band has never been played on KFOG before yesterday (new music Thursday) and they've been around for years.


Are they playing "The Underdog"?  That one has some breakout potential, mostly thanks to the jaunty horns.


Yep, that's the one. Def. an homage to 60s r&b tunes.


I'm pretty sure they've been playing that one for a while -- where's our expert?  (and please tell me there's no connection to Underdog, the movie)
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on July 20, 2007, 10:35:38 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
OMG! The last song prior to this morning's "magical" set was by Spoon! I guarantee that band has never been played on KFOG before yesterday (new music Thursday) and they've been around for years.


Are they playing "The Underdog"?  That one has some breakout potential, mostly thanks to the jaunty horns.


Yep, that's the one. Def. an homage to 60s r&b tunes.


I'm pretty sure they've been playing that one for a while -- where's our expert?  (and please tell me there's no connection to Underdog, the movie)


They've definitely been playing it for weeks.  I think the vocal sounds deliberately evocative of Phil Lynott.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 20, 2007, 10:38:51 AM
urth, are you sure you're not confusing Spoon with Spooner or I Am Spoonbender? :wink:
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 27, 2007, 09:53:51 AM
I'm astounded that KFOG is not playing Amy Winehouse -- I find her 10 times more interesting than Feist,  KBCO has several of Ms Winehouse's songs in rotation.
Title: Amy Winehouse
Post by: ggould on July 27, 2007, 10:32:28 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I'm astounded that KFOG is not playing Amy Winehouse -- I find her 10 times more interesting than Feist,  KBCO has several of Ms Winehouse's songs in rotation.

I agree; I had to find out about Amy Winehouse from one of my daughters!  Great voice, scary looking.
Title: Re: Amy Winehouse
Post by: RGMike on July 27, 2007, 10:53:19 AM
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Quote from: "RGMike"
I'm astounded that KFOG is not playing Amy Winehouse -- I find her 10 times more interesting than Feist,  KBCO has several of Ms Winehouse's songs in rotation.

I agree; I had to find out about Amy Winehouse from one of my daughters!  Great voice, scary looking.


In addition, if you go to the rather lengthy "new releases" page on the KFOG website, most of the songs listed are in VERY light rotation, if they are in rotation at all.  I wonder how songs that are not actually on-the-air but are "available" on the website are accounted for when reported to R&R and Billboard. (I guess they're being played on the "New Music" stream.)
Title: Re: Amy Winehouse
Post by: princessofcairo on July 27, 2007, 10:56:50 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
I'm astounded that KFOG is not playing Amy Winehouse -- I find her 10 times more interesting than Feist,  KBCO has several of Ms Winehouse's songs in rotation.

I agree; I had to find out about Amy Winehouse from one of my daughters!  Great voice, scary looking.


funny - i just "discovered" her two days ago, myself. certainly entertaining! i'm not listening to much radio these days that isn't alternative spanish or talk.
Title: Re: Amy Winehouse
Post by: RGMike on July 27, 2007, 11:05:03 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
alternative spanish


that would be "Portugese", wouldn't it?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 15, 2007, 09:58:29 AM
Just heard Annalisa's promo for her show later this morning and about choked when I heard this:

"You don't have to listen to schmaltzy, bland, programmed, at-work music...you can listen to KFOG!!"

After which I detected a slight pause and an inflected roll of the eyes.

Oy.
Title: Little Fox location
Post by: ggould on August 17, 2007, 09:20:16 AM
we almost went this morning, but it blew up and Dave and Renay (sp?) are back in SF.  I was expecting Alicat to have been there, but I see her posting in Regional.  Must have been a pretty fatal problem to come to this.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 17, 2007, 09:22:44 AM
So today's morning show remote from Redwood City was aborted a little after 8 when apparently they nuked some key piece of equipment or something. There was a rather long music set, then Dave came on via Greg's cell phone and pretty much said the remote was history, and he and Renee would be beating it up to the city to finish the morning show from the KFOG Studios. I got to work about 10 after 9, and apparently they'd just arrived then.

Meanwhile the phoneline to RWC is still open and Peter's wired on Redbull and jabbering nonstop.

Will be curious to hear from Alicat for her blow-by-blow of what happened.

ETA: Sudden thought: wonder if this means Dave will do a "new" 10@10 today, since he's in the studio, or if they'll just play a classic again. I'm going to assume the latter.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on August 17, 2007, 09:48:22 AM
Quote from: "urth"
So today's morning show remote from Redwood City was aborted a little after 8 when apparently they nuked some key piece of equipment or something. There was a rather long music set, then Dave came on via Greg's cell phone and pretty much said the remote was history, and he and Renee would be beating it up to the city to finish the morning show from the KFOG Studios. I got to work about 10 after 9, and apparently they'd just arrived then.

Meanwhile the phoneline to RWC is still open and Peter's wired on Redbull and jabbering nonstop.

Will be curious to hear from Alicat for her blow-by-blow of what happened.

ETA: Sudden thought: wonder if this means Dave will do a "new" 10@10 today, since he's in the studio, or if they'll just play a classic again. I'm going to assume the latter.

Show was fun. Got there about 6:15 and they were live till about 8. Not sure what happened. Dave and Renee had a "drink" prior to leaving. It was a good time!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 17, 2007, 10:06:16 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "urth"
So today's morning show remote from Redwood City was aborted a little after 8 when apparently they nuked some key piece of equipment or something. There was a rather long music set, then Dave came on via Greg's cell phone and pretty much said the remote was history, and he and Renee would be beating it up to the city to finish the morning show from the KFOG Studios. I got to work about 10 after 9, and apparently they'd just arrived then.

Meanwhile the phoneline to RWC is still open and Peter's wired on Redbull and jabbering nonstop.

Will be curious to hear from Alicat for her blow-by-blow of what happened.

ETA: Sudden thought: wonder if this means Dave will do a "new" 10@10 today, since he's in the studio, or if they'll just play a classic again. I'm going to assume the latter.

Show was fun. Got there about 6:15 and they were live till about 8. Not sure what happened. Dave and Renee had a "drink" prior to leaving. It was a good time!


When I started listening this morning, they were already back in studio.  Evidentally, technical difficulties at the Fox.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 17, 2007, 10:08:01 AM
Yikes, sounds like quite a kluge.  I've been in the midst of IT probs myself here, totrally missed the 'BCO '75 set.   Sounds like an '83 classic from Dave?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 20, 2007, 08:47:13 AM
Just heard a commercial on the KFOG stream for John Doe's new album -- the spot was so sped-up that Renee sounded like one of the Chipmunks.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 07, 2007, 09:56:45 AM
KFOG's playing the new Knopfler, "Punish the Monkey" ... is that like "spanking the monkey"?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on September 08, 2007, 12:36:12 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
OMG! The last song prior to this morning's "magical" set was by Spoon! I guarantee that band has never been played on KFOG before yesterday (new music Thursday) and they've been around for years.


Are they playing "The Underdog"?  That one has some breakout potential, mostly thanks to the jaunty horns.


Yep, that's the one. Def. an homage to 60s r&b tunes.


I'm pretty sure they've been playing that one for a while -- where's our expert?  (and please tell me there's no connection to Underdog, the movie)


Huh, as stated elsewhere, everytime I hear this song I keep thinking of Billy Joel's delivery in "Only The Good Die Young".  Actually, that one's got some jaunty horns too, no?

Anyways, since ya asked:

According to my logs, "The Underdog" debuted on KFOG on May 21.  That was a Monday, BTW.  They were playing it at nearly once a day through June, but it really ramped up in July/August when they were consistently playing it at least twice a day and sometimes even 4 times in one day (!).

Strangely enough, it seems like the song has now peaked, as since August 31, it's only been played 5 times, so less than once a day.

In case you're interested, the top 15 songs spun on KFOG for August were:

  87 COLLECTIVE SOUL    HOLLYWOOD
  82 SILVERCHAIR        STRAIGHT LINES  Young Modern
  76 SNOW PATROL        SHUT YOUR EYES  Eyes Open
  70 KT TUNSTALL        HOLD ON
  69 The Bravery        TIME WON'T LET ME GO    Sun and the Moon
  69 COLBIE CAILLAT     BUBBLY
  62 MATT NATHANSON     CAR CRASH       SOME MAD HOPE
  56 SPOON      THE UNDERDOG    GAGAGAGAGA
  54 KOOKS      SHE MOVES IN HER OWN WAY        Inside In/Inside Out
  49 BRYAN FERRY        THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHA        Dylanesque
  49 BLOC PARTY I STILL REMEMBER        Weekend in the City
  48 BECK       THINK IM IN LOVE        INFORMATION
  46 PETER BJORN AND JOHN       YOUNG FOLKS     WRITER'S BLOCK
  46 Kaiser Chiefs      RUBY    Yours Truly Angry Mob
  45 Plain White T's    HEY THERE DELILAH       HEY THERE DELILAH

Interestingly for September, it looks like Bruce is moving up:

  22 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN  RADIO NOWHERE
  21 KT TUNSTALL        HOLD ON
  18 KOOKS      SHE MOVES IN HER OWN WAY        Inside In/Inside Out
  16 PETER BJORN AND JOHN       YOUNG FOLKS     WRITER'S BLOCK
  15 MARK KNOPFLER      PUNISH THE MONKEY
  14 MELISSA ETHERIDGE  MESSAGE TO MYSELF
  14 EAGLES     HOW LONG
  13 The Bravery        TIME WON'T LET ME GO    Sun and the Moon
  12 SNOW PATROL        SHUT YOUR EYES  Eyes Open
  12 MATT NATHANSON     CAR CRASH       SOME MAD HOPE
  12 COLLECTIVE SOUL    HOLLYWOOD
  11 SILVERCHAIR        STRAIGHT LINES  Young Modern
  11 Plain White T's    HEY THERE DELILAH       HEY THERE DELILAH
  11 FEIST      MY MOON MY MAN
  10 Kaiser Chiefs      RUBY    Yours Truly Angry Mob

If I ever got off my lazy butt and put this into a database, it'd probably be more useful to get a weekly listing, as I think they probably swap out the playlists more frequently than once a month.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 13, 2007, 09:58:07 AM
Prince gets the prime right-before-10@10 slot with his new one -- hope that means this track is catching on.  Just got the CD but haven't listened yet.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on September 13, 2007, 10:08:06 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Prince gets the prime right-before-10@10 slot with his new one -- hope that means this track is catching on.  Just got the CD but haven't listened yet.


The jerk didn't put the song titles ANYWHERE on the packaging for his new CD, so I can't even tell you offhand which song SHOULD have been the single.  But I feel like he didn't put his best foot forward.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 13, 2007, 10:26:26 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Prince gets the prime right-before-10@10 slot with his new one -- hope that means this track is catching on.  Just got the CD but haven't listened yet.


The jerk didn't put the song titles ANYWHERE on the packaging for his new CD, so I can't even tell you offhand which song SHOULD have been the single.  But I feel like he didn't put his best foot forward.


   
1. Planet Earth    
2. Guitar    
3. Somewhere Here On Earth  
4. The One U Wanna C    
5. Future Baby Mama    
6. Mr. Goodnight  
7. All The Midnights In The World    
8. Chelsea Rodgers  
9. Lion Of Juda  
10. Resolution
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on September 13, 2007, 10:32:55 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Prince gets the prime right-before-10@10 slot with his new one -- hope that means this track is catching on.  Just got the CD but haven't listened yet.


The jerk didn't put the song titles ANYWHERE on the packaging for his new CD, so I can't even tell you offhand which song SHOULD have been the single.  But I feel like he didn't put his best foot forward.


   
1. Planet Earth    
2. Guitar    
3. Somewhere Here On Earth  
4. The One U Wanna C    
5. Future Baby Mama    
6. Mr. Goodnight  
7. All The Midnights In The World    
8. Chelsea Rodgers  
9. Lion Of Juda  
10. Resolution


Thanks.  "Chelsea Rodgers" was the one I grooved on.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 13, 2007, 05:00:17 PM
Big Rick just played another cut from the new Robert Plant/Allison Krause(?) album -- "Killin' the Blues" was the song.  Very pretty, kinda country tinged ditty.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on September 17, 2007, 09:57:05 AM
That was a remarkable amount of KFOG trivia I just heard.  Who was rattling off all those answers, a listener?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 17, 2007, 09:59:03 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
That was a remarkable amount of KFOG trivia I just heard.  Who was rattling off all those answers, a listener?


yup. That was the quiz on Dave's blog.  And here's Steve Miller again -- 10@10 will be a little late...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on September 17, 2007, 11:30:16 AM
As usual, they're not playing too close of attention to what songs are from what decade. James Taylor's Fire and Rain was just played as a 60s tune--pretty sure it was released in 1970.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on September 17, 2007, 11:06:28 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
That was a remarkable amount of KFOG trivia I just heard.  Who was rattling off all those answers, a listener?


yup. That was the quiz on Dave's blog.


I think the answers deserve to be preserved for posterity:

DONE! Correct answers are in BOLD.

1st song played on KFOG when we went rock:
1) "In A Godda Da Vida"-Iron Butterfly
2) "Beginnings" - Chicago
3) "Rock This Town" - Stray Cats

LAST song played on KFOG just before we went rock.
1) "Goodbye" - Mary Hopkin
2) "Last Farewell" - Roger Whittaker
3) "The End" - The Doors

FIRST Morning Man at KFOG:
1) Dung
2) Marty Cohen
3) Lee "Baby" Simms

FIRST newsman on KFOG:
1) Marshall Phillips
2) Scoop
3) J. Paul McGonnigle

FIRST "Concert For Kids" venue:
1) Shoreline
2) Persian Aub Zaam Zaam Room
3) Hard Rock Cafe

Before it was "KaBOOM", it was:
1) KaBlooey
2) Sky Concert
3) Wham Bam Thank You Fogheads

Why'd Amir go away?
1) Cookies
2) Ratings
3) A better job

Been with KFOG the longest?
1) Tony Salvadore
2) Raquel Lomeli
3) Dave Morey

Who's "Got The Money"?
1) Marty
2) Sid
3) H.R. Puffinstuff

What WASN'T a KFOG Slogan:
1) The Home Of Quality Rock-N-Roll
2) World Class Rock
3) The BIGGEST hits from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's...and MORE!!"

BEFORE "Acoustic Sunrise", there was:
1) The Lutheran Hour
2) Pet Talk
3) The Jazz Brunch

Complete the following phrases:
"Kevin The ____" RAT***
"Trish The ____" DISH
"Bill Ruck the ________" ENGINEER
***This is BEFORE K. the Book Guy

What KFOG DJ went on to manage Cake?
-Bonnie Simmons

What KFOG Traffic Reporter went on to host NPR's Marketplace, then moved on to "NOW" on PBS...and what was his/her KFOG name?
David Brancaccio-Metro Dave


ORIGINAL "Voice" of KFOG:
1) Brother John
2) Father Coughlin
3) Mercy Hawkes

Who hosted "The Deadhead Hour":
1) David Gans
2) Percy Faith
3) Mickey Hart

Who was KFOG's Reggae guy?
1) Mark Silverstein
2) Dwight Marley
3) Doug Wendt

Name the very first "Archives" CD (BEFORE LFTA Vol 1).
KFOG Warriors Jam

Who HASN'T been an "announcer" for 10@10?
1) Don Pardo
2) Larry "Bud" Melman
3) Monty Hall
4) Mercy Hawkes

What was Sky Daniel's REAL first name?
1) Daniel
2) Rudolph
3) Paula

And why did we call him "Sky"?
1) Beautiful sky-blue eyes
2) He is SOOOO tall!
3) Favorite brand of vodka

What KCBS personality was once with the KFOG Morning Show?
1) Al Hart
2) Kim Wonderley
3) Katie Couric

Rosalie's maiden name:
1) Smith
2)Howarth
3) McCartney

First song played when we signed 97DOT7 on. (Southbay listener request)
1) "Do You Know The Way To San Jose"
2) "Rock This Town"
3) "Hotel California"

Complete this 10@10 phrase:
"Gene Pitney ______" RULES!

First celebrity "visit from and interview with" on KFOG? (fall '82 - maybe it was early '83?)
1) Bono
2) Ted Nugent
3) Carlos Santana

KFOG Overnight DJ - "Shoes Off"
1) Brooke Jones
2) Tarney Spencer
3) Bill Keffury

And who called that DJ one night to "make some silly requests"?
1) David Bowie
2) Iggy Pop
3) Fee Waybill

On the KFOG Morning Show...sang a song and changed the lyrics to "GREAT to be here...with DAVE...on K-F-O-G".
1) Nancy Sinatra
2) Mavis Staples
3) Ted Nugent

On the air when the '89 earthquake hit.
1) Big Bill Hill
2) Little Lil Cartwright
3) Trish Robbins

Said "Ah-HA! You're a gusher!" when Bonnie Simmons brought him backstage to meet me at a BAMMIES broadcast. (I was speechless..an idiot)
1) Todd Rundgren
2) Gene Pitney
3) Narada Michael Walden

What we used to steal from the prize closet.
1) Led Zeppelin box set
2) 5 pound Ghiradelli chocolate bar
3) "Pizza My Heart" coupons

Name of Peter's play:
1) EEEEK! Rosebud!!
2) "Aaah Rosebud"
3) YIKES! Rosebud!"


AND...for the win:
Complete the following sentence:
"The KFOG air studio (at Ghiradelli Square) was SO small.....
There wasn't room for the records. We kept them in a closet OUTSIDE the studio.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on September 18, 2007, 09:44:48 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
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FIRST Morning Man at KFOG:
1) Dung
2) Marty Cohen
3) Lee "Baby" Simms



Lee "Baby" Simms was also the nom de airwaves of Tom Waits' character in "Down By Law", which didn't come out until a few years later (86?). Wonder what the story is there?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on September 18, 2007, 11:05:11 AM
Hey Darryl,

If you have a chance, I'm wondering how much this Rock of Ages thing is resulting in significantly deeper albun track digging by the MD at KFOG.  This morning around 9, the 70's track was Little Feat "Oh! Atlanta!".  How often does that get played on KFOG otherwise?  Likewise Mamas & Papas "California Dreamin'" yesterday.

Anyone have any others?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 18, 2007, 11:09:54 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Hey Darryl,

If you have a chance, I'm wondering how much this Rock of Ages thing is resulting in significantly deeper albun track digging by the MD at KFOG.  This morning around 9, the 70's track was Little Feat "Oh! Atlanta!".  How often does that get played on KFOG otherwise?  Likewise Mamas & Papas "California Dreamin'" yesterday.

Anyone have any others?


I def have heard tracks that usually only pop up during, say, A-to-Z. Blind Faith's cover of "Well Alright" this morning, f'rinstance.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 18, 2007, 11:12:50 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "mshray"
Hey Darryl,

If you have a chance, I'm wondering how much this Rock of Ages thing is resulting in significantly deeper albun track digging by the MD at KFOG.  This morning around 9, the 70's track was Little Feat "Oh! Atlanta!".  How often does that get played on KFOG otherwise?  Likewise Mamas & Papas "California Dreamin'" yesterday.

Anyone have any others?


I def have heard tracks that usually only pop up during, say, A-to-Z. Blind Faith's cover of "Well Alright" this morning, f'rinstance.


and right before 10@10 this morning Dave played Booker T's ""Green Onions".
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 20, 2007, 08:13:26 AM
This KFOG live remote at Village Music is a delight -- music geek heaven.  And the lady who did the Mill Valley song is coming up!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 20, 2007, 08:22:34 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
This KFOG live remote at Village Music is a delight -- music geek heaven.  And the lady who did the Mill Valley song is coming up!


She's wonderful, telling the story behind the song -- Tommy Tutone was her teacher's aide in 1970!   God, I love this song.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 20, 2007, 08:35:51 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "RGMike"
This KFOG live remote at Village Music is a delight -- music geek heaven.  And the lady who did the Mill Valley song is coming up!


She's wonderful, telling the story behind the song -- Tommy Tutone was her teacher's aide in 1970!   God, I love this song.


and -- surprise! -- you can still buy the album. I'd've sworn it was long out-of-print, but it avail on the Varese Sarabande website for 10.98!

http://www.varesesarabande.com/details.asp?pid=302%2D066%2D121%2D2
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 20, 2007, 08:45:46 AM
OMG! The Left Banke, "I've Got Something on My Mind" -- a B-side.  Loverly!

ETA: the needle got stuck about a minute or so into the song!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 20, 2007, 09:53:00 AM
Wow, the orig of "Hot Rod Lincoln"!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on September 20, 2007, 12:42:02 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "RGMike"
This KFOG live remote at Village Music is a delight -- music geek heaven.  And the lady who did the Mill Valley song is coming up!


She's wonderful, telling the story behind the song -- Tommy Tutone was her teacher's aide in 1970!   God, I love this song.


and -- surprise! -- you can still buy the album. I'd've sworn it was long out-of-print, but it avail on the Varese Sarabande website for 10.98!

http://www.varesesarabande.com/details.asp?pid=302%2D066%2D121%2D2


God bless that label.  Sunshine (pop), thy name is Varese.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 21, 2007, 12:08:59 PM
I've been concentrating pretty hard on work, but since 10 @ 10 ended, I don't remember a commercial or Annalisa -- just music and station breaks.  But maybe I'm not paying enough attention...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 21, 2007, 12:14:30 PM
Quote from: "Rod"
I've been concentrating pretty hard on work, but since 10 @ 10 ended, I don't remember a commercial or Annalisa -- just music and station breaks.  But maybe I'm not paying enough attention...


Well, here's Annalisa for Mid day mindgames, so maybe I'm just too into my work!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 03, 2007, 09:27:07 PM
Anyone else get the "KFOG E-mail" today, with the link to the Foghead Music Panel?  10 songs clips to give your opinion on:

1. Glen Hansard/Marketa (sndtk of Once) - "Falling Slowly"
2. Spoon - "The Underdog"
3. Matt Nathanson - "Car Crash"
4. Wilco - "Walkin"
5. Robert Plant - "Gone Gone Gone"
6. Kooks - "She Moves in her Own Way"
7. Colbie Collet - "Bubbly"
8. Kaiser Chiefs - "Ruby"
9. Snow Patrol - "Shut Your Eyes"
10. Peter, Bjorn & John- "Young Folks"

Most of these are in pretty heavy rotation; but I've only heard the song from Once on KFOG... well... once. And a lovely tune it is, glad it's finally getting some radio exposure.  

But jeez, I've heard that Colbie Collet tune a dozen times and thought it was Feist. This whole Feist/Corrine Bailey Rae soundalike thing is outta control.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: SFGuy on October 03, 2007, 10:58:35 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Anyone else get the "KFOG E-mail" today, with the link to the Foghead Music Panel?  10 songs clips to give your opinion on:

1. Glen Hansard/Marketa (sndtk of Once) - "Falling Slowly"
2. Spoon - "The Underdog"
3. Matt Nathanson - "Car Crash"
4. Wilco - "Walkin"
5. Robert Plant - "Gone Gone Gone"
6. Kooks - "She Moves in her Own Way"
7. Colbie Collet - "Bubbly"
8. Kaiser Chiefs - "Ruby"
9. Snow Patrol - "Shut Your Eyes"
10. Peter, Bjorn & John- "Young Folks"

Most of these are in pretty heavy rotation; but I've only heard the song from Once on KFOG... well... once. And a lovely tune it is, glad it's finally getting some radio exposure.  

But jeez, I've heard that Colbie Collet tune a dozen times and thought it was Feist. This whole Feist/Corrine Bailey Rae soundalike thing is outta control.


I did. I hate the first one. I turned the radio on and that song was on. I thought I had the "Light Rock, Less Talk" station but realized I had KFOG on. The 1st song is really the only one listed I hated. A couple I didn't care for but I didn't mind the others.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on October 04, 2007, 07:01:52 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
8. Kaiser Chiefs - "Ruby"


I've never heard that but there was another new Kaiser Chiefs song, "The Angry Mob," that I liked a lot.  Did it get any spins?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on October 04, 2007, 09:11:46 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
8. Kaiser Chiefs - "Ruby"


I've never heard that but there was another new Kaiser Chiefs song, "The Angry Mob," that I liked a lot.  Did it get any spins?


Wha???

"Ruby" got played to death out here on at least 4 stations, incl. KFOG, definitely second only to the Plain White Tees for the Summer Song of '07 race.

Conversely never heard "Angry Mob" that I'm aware of.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 04, 2007, 09:37:21 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
8. Kaiser Chiefs - "Ruby"


I've never heard that but there was another new Kaiser Chiefs song, "The Angry Mob," that I liked a lot.  Did it get any spins?


Wha???

"Ruby" got played to death out here on at least 4 stations, incl. KFOG, definitely second only to the Plain White Tees for the Summer Song of '07 race.

Conversely never heard "Angry Mob" that I'm aware of.


The CD is titled Yours Truly, Angry Mob so I guess that's the more-or-less title tune.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on October 04, 2007, 10:50:56 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Anyone else get the "KFOG E-mail" today, with the link to the Foghead Music Panel?  10 songs clips to give your opinion on:

1. Glen Hansard/Marketa (sndtk of Once) - "Falling Slowly"
2. Spoon - "The Underdog"
3. Matt Nathanson - "Car Crash"
4. Wilco - "Walkin"
5. Robert Plant - "Gone Gone Gone"
6. Kooks - "She Moves in her Own Way"
7. Colbie Collet - "Bubbly"
8. Kaiser Chiefs - "Ruby"
9. Snow Patrol - "Shut Your Eyes"
10. Peter, Bjorn & John- "Young Folks"

Most of these are in pretty heavy rotation; but I've only heard the song from Once on KFOG... well... once. And a lovely tune it is, glad it's finally getting some radio exposure.  

But jeez, I've heard that Colbie Collet tune a dozen times and thought it was Feist. This whole Feist/Corrine Bailey Rae soundalike thing is outta control.


Sounds to me like they're trying to figure out which songs people are sick to death of, as most of them have indeed been in heavy rotation since summertime.

And I agree fully about that Colbie Caillat tune--a dead ringer for Norah Jones to my ears, but Feist, Corinne Bailey Rae, same difference. Pretty lightweight, too.

I think there are a couple in the list that haven't gotten into the playlist so much tho--I can't say I've heard the Plant or Wilco songs too often on KFOG, as well as the Hansard/Marketa tune.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on October 04, 2007, 10:05:33 PM
Hey all.  Stats geek here (interestingly, I hate math).  KFOG's "Now Playing" thingy has been broken since Oct 2, so my stats are a bit out of date:

First just the numbers:
> 1. Glen Hansard/Marketa (sndtk of Once) - "Falling Slowly"
First played 06/03/2007 - 42 times
> 2. Spoon - "The Underdog"
First played 05/21/2007 - 152 times
> 3. Matt Nathanson - "Car Crash"
First played 06/07/2007 - 156 times
> 4. Wilco - "Walkin"
First played 05/13/2007 - 107 times
> 5. Robert Plant - "Gone Gone Gone"
First played 08/22/2007 - 35 times
> 6. Kooks - "She Moves in her Own Way"
First played 06/19/2007 - 165 times
> 7. Colbie Collet - "Bubbly"
First played 05/23/2007 - 223 times (no *wonder* we're sick of it!)
> 8. Kaiser Chiefs - "Ruby"
First played 04/04/2007 - 318 times (and we *really* hate this one)
> 9. Snow Patrol - "Shut Your Eyes"
First played 04/03/2007 - 309 times
> 10. Peter, Bjorn & John- "Young Folks"
First played 03/01/2007 - 289 times
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on October 04, 2007, 10:56:37 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "mshray"
Hey Darryl,

If you have a chance, I'm wondering how much this Rock of Ages thing is resulting in significantly deeper albun track digging by the MD at KFOG.  This morning around 9, the 70's track was Little Feat "Oh! Atlanta!".  How often does that get played on KFOG otherwise?  Likewise Mamas & Papas "California Dreamin'" yesterday.

Anyone have any others?


I def have heard tracks that usually only pop up during, say, A-to-Z. Blind Faith's cover of "Well Alright" this morning, f'rinstance.


and right before 10@10 this morning Dave played Booker T's ""Green Onions".


Sorry to get to this so late.  But yeah, I heard "California Dreamin" too and totally thought it was out of place.

And yeah, there were certainly some other rarely heard tracks.  Which to me really makes that whole "Rock of Ages" thing especially lame, because they have to dig out songs they hardly ever play to make it work.

"California Dreamin'" was heard 03/23/2007 and 09/26/2006.  I don't have any record of it otherwise.

"Well, All Right" was heard 04/01/2007, 09/30/2006 and 09/27/2006 (probably during the last "Rock of Ages" promo).

"Green Onions"?  Never showed up outside of 10@10 (3/16/2007).

Speaking of green, CCR's "Green River", not heard since last September.  Two songs later, Alan Parsons Project "Games People Play", heard 5 times since June 2006.

Oh this is interesting:  James Taylor, "Fire and Rain" on 09/17/2007.  "Mexico" played on 05/05/2007 (hahah, Cinco de Mayo), a few spins in February, but then a whole lotta JT in December, when they played all of his Christmas hits.  Yeesh.

Well, anyways...
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on October 04, 2007, 11:11:44 PM
Quote from: "SFGuy"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Anyone else get the "KFOG E-mail" today, with the link to the Foghead Music Panel?  10 songs clips to give your opinion on:

1. Glen Hansard/Marketa (sndtk of Once) - "Falling Slowly"
...


I did. I hate the first one. I turned the radio on and that song was on. I thought I had the "Light Rock, Less Talk" station but realized I had KFOG on. The 1st song is really the only one listed I hated. A couple I didn't care for but I didn't mind the others.


I actually like this song, and really liked the movie.  Saw Glen w/ his band The Frames up in Seattle @ Bumbershoot.  Got video of him performing this with a lucky audience member who stepped up and nailed it:  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhKyjpxZUQo

Her video leading up to being called up is cute too:
http://www.youtube.com/user/joyfulin

Enh, then again, I didn't hate Colbie Caillat's "Bubbly" the first 100 times.   I'm happy when KFOG deigns to throw some women into the mix.  Sure, it'd be better if it was Meshell Ndegeocello or Joan Osborne's new albums.  :-/
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on October 05, 2007, 07:54:29 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Sorry to get to this so late.


That's okay, thanks for the research!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on October 16, 2007, 09:40:41 AM
Anyone tried to get on the KFOG website lately? I tried yesterday, then again just now to check the football pool results for this week (I cacked this week) and am getting nothing but server-not-found errors. Hope y'all have their stream's URL bookmarked (and it's still working in the first place).
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 16, 2007, 09:43:20 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Anyone tried to get on the KFOG website lately? I tried yesterday, then again just now to check the football pool results for this week (I cacked this week) and am getting nothing but server-not-found errors. Hope y'all have their stream's URL bookmarked (and it's still working in the first place).


Worked for me just now.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 26, 2007, 10:00:21 AM
anyone else surprised to hear KFOG running commercials for the "Wonders of Cannabis Festival"?
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on October 26, 2007, 10:16:47 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
anyone else surprised to hear KFOG running commercials for the "Wonders of Cannabis Festival"?


Yep, and it's happening only about 5 blocks from my house--I'm tempted to walk down and see what it's about.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 30, 2007, 10:13:13 PM
Hope Urth caught Big Rick's "buzz cut" tonight -- Jeff Tweedy doing a cover of "Simple Twist of Fate" from the forthcoming Dylan movie sndtk.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on October 31, 2007, 09:42:32 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Hope Urth caught Big Rick's "buzz cut" tonight -- Jeff Tweedy doing a cover of "Simple Twist of Fate" from the forthcoming Dylan movie sndtk.


I did not--but I'll be looking for it.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on October 31, 2007, 09:40:26 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Hope Urth caught Big Rick's "buzz cut" tonight -- Jeff Tweedy doing a cover of "Simple Twist of Fate" from the forthcoming Dylan movie sndtk.


Just looked up the soundtrack on AMG--if the movie is half as good as the soundtrack appears to be, it should be fabulous:

http://wc07.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:a9fuxzehldke
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on November 01, 2007, 10:55:34 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Hope Urth caught Big Rick's "buzz cut" tonight -- Jeff Tweedy doing a cover of "Simple Twist of Fate" from the forthcoming Dylan movie sndtk.


Here y'alls go:
http://www.myspace.com/imnottheresoundtrack
Title: New Music Thursday
Post by: darryl on November 08, 2007, 08:55:45 AM
YES YES!  Benson spun Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' "Be Easy" at 8:45am to a good response from Morning Show and caller, who asked "Is the whole album this good?  Wow."

It was cute.

I like that Mike Doughty track, "27 Jennifers".  So true for us kids born in the 70s.  My god there were a lot of Jennifers growing up through the 80s.
Title: Re: New Music Thursday
Post by: RGMike on November 08, 2007, 09:00:25 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
YES YES!  Benson spun Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' "Be Easy" at 8:45am to a good response from Morning Show and caller, who asked "Is the whole album this good?  Wow."



Guess Benson reads EW and the Chron.  The record company's gotta be happy to have that kinda buzz to build on.
Title: Re: New Music Thursday
Post by: Gazoo on November 08, 2007, 09:01:30 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
YES YES!  Benson spun Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' "Be Easy" at 8:45am to a good response from Morning Show and caller, who asked "Is the whole album this good?  Wow."


I'm so relieved to know that this kind of stuff still happens.
Title: Re: New Music Thursday
Post by: mshray on November 08, 2007, 09:32:57 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
I like that Mike Doughty track, "27 Jennifers".  So true for us kids born in the 70s.  My god there were a lot of Jennifers growing up through the 80s.


I liked it too when I heard it earlier this week.
Title: Re: New Music Thursday
Post by: urth on November 08, 2007, 09:42:29 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "darryl"
YES YES!  Benson spun Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' "Be Easy" at 8:45am to a good response from Morning Show and caller, who asked "Is the whole album this good?  Wow."


I'm so relieved to know that this kind of stuff still happens.


I've been meaning to get over to Amoeba to get a copy of this and maybe Dap Dippin' too. Btw, they're booked into Bimbo's on Dec. 5--methinks I gotta be there. Anyone else?
Title: Re: New Music Thursday
Post by: RGMike on November 08, 2007, 09:47:34 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "darryl"
YES YES!  Benson spun Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' "Be Easy" at 8:45am to a good response from Morning Show and caller, who asked "Is the whole album this good?  Wow."


I'm so relieved to know that this kind of stuff still happens.


I've been meaning to get over to Amoeba to get a copy of this and maybe Dap Dippin' too. Btw, they're booked into Bimbo's on Dec. 5--methinks I gotta be there. Anyone else?


damn, it had to be on a "school night".
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on November 09, 2007, 01:53:19 PM
They are playing a new Iggles tune right now -- "Frail Grasp on the Big Picture".  Assuming it's new, anyway.

Two observations:  
1. when did the Iggles get a social conscience?
2. this song rocks.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 09, 2007, 02:02:27 PM
Quote from: "Rod"
They are playing a new Iggles tune right now -- "Frail Grasp on the Big Picture".  Assuming it's new, anyway.

Two observations:  
1. when did the Iggles get a social conscience?
2. this song rocks.


I'm guessing it's a Henley composition -- he's always been the political one, tho' he tended to show it on his solo efforts rather than the group LPs.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on November 09, 2007, 08:36:28 PM
Quote from: "Rod"
They are playing a new Iggles tune right now -- "Frail Grasp on the Big Picture".  Assuming it's new, anyway.

Two observations:  
1. when did the Iggles get a social conscience?
2. this song rocks.


Here's a good interview with Don Henley that gets into (1.):

http://billboard.com/bbcom/feature/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003658087
Title: Iggles
Post by: ggould on November 09, 2007, 09:57:20 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "Rod"
They are playing a new Iggles tune right now -- "Frail Grasp on the Big Picture".  Assuming it's new, anyway.

Two observations:  
1. when did the Iggles get a social conscience?
2. this song rocks.
Here's a good interview with Don Henley that gets into (1.):
http://billboard.com/bbcom/feature/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003658087

jeez, 1st it's the goat, and now the Iggles.  Honestly, I didn't get what the hell Henley had to do with some new band called the Iggles until I put it all together!
Title: Re: New Music Thursday
Post by: RGMike on November 09, 2007, 10:18:34 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "darryl"
YES YES!  Benson spun Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' "Be Easy" at 8:45am to a good response from Morning Show and caller, who asked "Is the whole album this good?  Wow."


I'm so relieved to know that this kind of stuff still happens.


I've been meaning to get over to Amoeba to get a copy of this and maybe Dap Dippin' too. Btw, they're booked into Bimbo's on Dec. 5--methinks I gotta be there. Anyone else?


damn, it had to be on a "school night".


BTW, "Be Easy" was Big Rick's "buzz cut" tonight.
Title: Gaz alert!!
Post by: urth on November 14, 2007, 11:29:25 AM
Just heard a promo for tomorrow's (Thursday) morning show, and they're having Grace Slick live in the studio. They didn't say what hour, but I'd guess 8am-ish. So don't say we didn't tell ya!
Title: Re: Gaz alert!!
Post by: Gazoo on November 14, 2007, 03:05:41 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Just heard a promo for tomorrow's (Thursday) morning show, and they're having Grace Slick live in the studio. They didn't say what hour, but I'd guess 8am-ish. So don't say we didn't tell ya!


Woo-hoo, I'm off!  I will try and listen, though I do have yet another dentist visit.  The Airplane's also featured on the Drive' artist spotlight tomorrow -- interesting synergy there.
Title: Re: Gaz alert!!
Post by: urth on November 14, 2007, 05:55:00 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
Just heard a promo for tomorrow's (Thursday) morning show, and they're having Grace Slick live in the studio. They didn't say what hour, but I'd guess 8am-ish. So don't say we didn't tell ya!


Woo-hoo, I'm off!  I will try and listen, though I do have yet another dentist visit.  The Airplane's also featured on the Drive' artist spotlight tomorrow -- interesting synergy there.


Hmm, wonder if there's a book or a box set coming out?
Title: Re: Gaz alert!!
Post by: RGMike on November 14, 2007, 09:38:44 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
Just heard a promo for tomorrow's (Thursday) morning show, and they're having Grace Slick live in the studio. They didn't say what hour, but I'd guess 8am-ish. So don't say we didn't tell ya!


Woo-hoo, I'm off!  I will try and listen, though I do have yet another dentist visit.  The Airplane's also featured on the Drive' artist spotlight tomorrow -- interesting synergy there.


Hmm, wonder if there's a book or a box set coming out?


No, but Grace is doing duets albums with Robert Plant and Alison Krauss :wink:

(Ah loves a good "callback")
Title: Re: Gaz alert!!
Post by: Gazoo on November 14, 2007, 11:07:47 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
Just heard a promo for tomorrow's (Thursday) morning show, and they're having Grace Slick live in the studio. They didn't say what hour, but I'd guess 8am-ish. So don't say we didn't tell ya!


Woo-hoo, I'm off!  I will try and listen, though I do have yet another dentist visit.  The Airplane's also featured on the Drive' artist spotlight tomorrow -- interesting synergy there.


Hmm, wonder if there's a book or a box set coming out?


No, but Grace is doing duets albums with Robert Plant and Alison Krauss :wink:

(Ah loves a good "callback")


Wish they'd thought to do that back in the day.  A Grace & Robert album, like Marvin & Diana.  She could squeeze his lemon and call it a hand grenade.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 15, 2007, 07:41:46 AM
Grace in rare form on Thurs morning-- and they're playing "Play on Love"!
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on November 15, 2007, 09:47:48 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Grace in rare form on Thurs morning-- and they're playing "Play on Love"!


Hope Gaz caught this. I tuned in about 7:40 and immediately shot him an e-mail when I realized Grace was on.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on November 15, 2007, 10:34:04 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Grace in rare form on Thurs morning-- and they're playing "Play on Love"!


Hope Gaz caught this. I tuned in about 7:40 and immediately shot him an e-mail when I realized Grace was on.


I'm afraid I had to miss the whole thing - had a crown replaced.  Not feeling so great.  Eager to hear any deets - including why she was on in the first place.

ETA: Thanks for thinking of me for this!  Really appreciated.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 15, 2007, 10:48:21 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Grace in rare form on Thurs morning-- and they're playing "Play on Love"!


Hope Gaz caught this. I tuned in about 7:40 and immediately shot him an e-mail when I realized Grace was on.


I'm afraid I had to miss the whole thing - had a crown replaced.  Not feeling so great.  Eager to hear any deets - including why she was on in the first place.

ETA: Thanks for thinking of me for this!  Really appreciated.


Crown replacement isn't a painful thing in my experience -- did they give you bad gas?  Feel better, bub!
Title: trails
Post by: ggould on November 15, 2007, 05:11:23 PM
don't know if you heard me this AM, I was ranting about the jet contrails.  It's one of my favorite things to watch, but I don't get off on all the conspiracy stuff.  I hung up on them at a certain point.
Title: Re: trails
Post by: urth on November 15, 2007, 05:50:13 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
don't know if you heard me this AM, I was ranting about the jet contrails.  It's one of my favorite things to watch, but I don't get off on all the conspiracy stuff.  I hung up on them at a certain point.


Y'know, I vaguely remember hearing something about contrails one of the times my alarm went off before 7 this morning. I just hit snooze and went back to sleep, tho so I didn't really figure out what the deal was.
Title: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 21, 2007, 08:41:38 AM
Yikes, Scoop Nisker is rapping.  

I haven't heard one of Scoop's, er, scoops, in quite a while -- but today I can understand why his bits are a love-it-or-hate-it thing with Fogheads. This is going on far too long.
Title: Re: Let's do the Time Warp again...
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on December 07, 2007, 05:59:27 PM
Woohoo, Big Rick is playing "Time Warp", the fuuuullll version.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on December 07, 2007, 06:24:26 PM
Big Rick just played this, which I hope gets more play...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2Fqiw5bPmo
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on December 08, 2007, 10:15:33 AM
Big Rick just played this, which I hope gets more play...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2Fqiw5bPmo

That's been out for quite a while and gets dug up from time to time on Live 105 & Channel 104.9 as well.  But I agree, it deserves wider exposure.  Hadn't seen the video, so thanks for posting the link.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 12, 2007, 08:02:32 AM
I've been throwing stuff at the radio this week, as "Request-O-Rama" winners have been exceedingly lame; one guy said "play whatever you want" (then why bother to win the contest, dude?) and another woman simply HAD to hear "Rehab" by Ms Whine-house (which woulda come up within a half hour anyway). But this morning the winner said: "It's not Xmas at our house unless we hear 'Santa Claus & His Old Lady'".  I wanna live with *those* folks. Bet they bake a lot of, er, brownies...
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on December 13, 2007, 08:47:51 AM
Only tuned in this morning for about 3 minutes, but heard this gem of an exchange:

The substitute news person (peter's sick) played a newsclip out of Florida where they are legislating against the gangsta saggy pants look in schools.  The voice of some official said, "We hope that if the kids realize where this look comes from they'll reconsider it.  It comes from prison, and if you are available that night, then you were your pants baggy".  This led to generic exclamations of OMG in the KFOG studio, and then Dave proclaimed:

"Well from now on I'm wearin' my trousers baggy!"
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 13, 2007, 09:02:09 AM
Only tuned in this morning for about 3 minutes, but heard this gem of an exchange:

The substitute news person (peter's sick) played a newsclip out of Florida where they are legislating against the gangsta saggy pants look in schools.  The voice of some official said, "We hope that if the kids realize where this look comes from they'll reconsider it.  It comes from prison, and if you are available that night, then you were your pants baggy".  This led to generic exclamations of OMG in the KFOG studio, and then Dave proclaimed:

"Well from now on I'm wearin' my trousers baggy!"

That's hilarious! But the FLA legislators should realize kids KNOW where it comes from -- that's why they do it.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on December 13, 2007, 09:05:24 AM
Only tuned in this morning for about 3 minutes, but heard this gem of an exchange:

The substitute news person (peter's sick) played a newsclip out of Florida where they are legislating against the gangsta saggy pants look in schools.  The voice of some official said, "We hope that if the kids realize where this look comes from they'll reconsider it.  It comes from prison, and if you are available that night, then you were your pants baggy".  This led to generic exclamations of OMG in the KFOG studio, and then Dave proclaimed:

"Well from now on I'm wearin' my trousers baggy!"

That's hilarious! But the FLA legislators should realize kids KNOW where it comes from -- that's why they do it.

In other words: Kids are stupid, but they're not dumb.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 14, 2007, 08:09:04 AM
in the 6:00 hour, a discussion of songs with medical themes (A Foghead was making a mix-CD for her doctor husband and med student son), Dave played the Smiths' "Girlfriend in a Coma"!  A KFOG bustout?
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on December 17, 2007, 09:44:36 AM
Glad to hear Broooce's "Girls in Their Summer Clothes" in KFOG rotation.  This album made my Top 10 for the year.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 17, 2007, 09:50:59 AM
Glad to hear Broooce's "Girls in Their Summer Clothes" in KFOG rotation.  This album made my Top 10 for the year.

They're 4 or 5 cuts deep into Magic on KFOG -- tons of airplay.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 19, 2007, 08:48:42 AM
anyone else hear the Led Zep Song Title Spelling Bee this morning? Truly painful.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: ggould on December 19, 2007, 09:29:00 AM
anyone else hear the Led Zep Song Title Spelling Bee this morning? Truly painful.
yes, it was odd, to say the least.  What's the big Zep deal?  Are they coming to SF?  It seems like yesterday was about the Satanic message in Stairway!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on December 19, 2007, 09:33:08 AM
anyone else hear the Led Zep Song Title Spelling Bee this morning? Truly painful.
yes, it was odd, to say the least.  What's the big Zep deal?  Are they coming to SF?  It seems like yesterday was about the Satanic message in Stairway!

The three surviving members did a reunion show in London last week, and seems like tons of Fogheads can't get enough of it. Lots of rumors, but no confirmation of any further dates at this time. As always, Plant is being rather circumspect, but he did announce European dates with Allison Krause.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: ggould on December 19, 2007, 09:36:27 AM
anyone else hear the Led Zep Song Title Spelling Bee this morning? Truly painful.
yes, it was odd, to say the least.  What's the big Zep deal?  Are they coming to SF?  It seems like yesterday was about the Satanic message in Stairway!
The three surviving members did a reunion show in London last week, and seems like tons of Fogheads can't get enough of it. Lots of rumors, but no confirmation of any further dates at this time. As always, Plant is being rather circumspect, but he did announce European dates with Allison Krause.
yes, even I know about the reunion, and it sounds like it was a good show, but it just seems like a little excess; but then again, excess is what it's all about, eh?   ;D
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 19, 2007, 09:49:25 AM
anyone else hear the Led Zep Song Title Spelling Bee this morning? Truly painful.
yes, it was odd, to say the least.  What's the big Zep deal?  Are they coming to SF?  It seems like yesterday was about the Satanic message in Stairway!
The three surviving members did a reunion show in London last week, and seems like tons of Fogheads can't get enough of it. Lots of rumors, but no confirmation of any further dates at this time. As always, Plant is being rather circumspect, but he did announce European dates with Allison Krause.
yes, even I know about the reunion, and it sounds like it was a good show, but it just seems like a little excess; but then again, excess is what it's all about, eh?   ;D

In conjunction with the reunion show, they have released yet-another best-of CD and have released a remastered version of Song Remains the Same with bonus tracks. And those two goodies are a Morning Show prize giveaway every day this week. Hence the "spelling bee", in which folks thought "D'yer Mak'er" began with "G" or "J".

CG's website has a story saying Percy's put the kibosh on a reunion tour.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on December 19, 2007, 09:54:54 AM
anyone else hear the Led Zep Song Title Spelling Bee this morning? Truly painful.

Was "Carouselambra" one of them?
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on December 19, 2007, 09:55:32 AM
Hey, did I miss it, or was there almost no discussion of the Concert for Kids after the fact?
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 19, 2007, 10:12:28 AM
anyone else hear the Led Zep Song Title Spelling Bee this morning? Truly painful.

Was "Carouselambra" one of them?

Yup. and the aforemention "D'yer Mak'er" and also "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" (and yes -- apostrophes and hypens count!)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 19, 2007, 10:13:55 AM
Hey, did I miss it, or was there almost no discussion of the Concert for Kids after the fact?

I heard them talk about what a fab time they had during the first hour the next morning -- but then that hour's all I usually hear of the Morning Show
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 20, 2007, 09:28:15 AM
Yesterday Dave read the "live" Sharks spot -- "You like your Thornton getting raves and your Nabokov making saves" -- and mispronounced Nabokov.  So today he read it again and simply deleted the Nabokov part.  Guess he doesn't follow hockey -- there's no Latino players ;)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 21, 2007, 09:52:33 AM
Who's singing lead on this new Eagles tune, "Somebody"?  Doesn't quite sound like Frey to me, and I know it's not Henley. I only realized it was the Iggles when the harmonies kicked in.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on December 21, 2007, 10:08:34 AM
Who's singing lead on this new Eagles tune, "Somebody"?  Doesn't quite sound like Frey to me, and I know it's not Henley. I only realized it was the Iggles when the harmonies kicked in.

I only heard it once, but I though it was Frey.

ETA: according to the AMG review:

"...the second disc of Long Road Out of Eden...generally feels stuck in the late '80s, as Walsh spends seven minutes grooving on "Last Good Time in Town" as if he were a Southwestern Jimmy Buffett with a worldbeat penchant, Glenn Frey sings Jack Tempchin and John Brannen's "Somebody" as if it were a sedated, cheerful "Smuggler's Blues," and the whole thing feels polished with outdated synthesizers."
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 21, 2007, 10:16:59 AM
Who's singing lead on this new Eagles tune, "Somebody"?  Doesn't quite sound like Frey to me, and I know it's not Henley. I only realized it was the Iggles when the harmonies kicked in.

I only heard it once, but I though it was Frey.

ETA: according to the AMG review:

"...the second disc of Long Road Out of Eden...generally feels stuck in the late '80s, as Walsh spends seven minutes grooving on "Last Good Time in Town" as if he were a Southwestern Jimmy Buffett with a worldbeat penchant, Glenn Frey sings Jack Tempchin and John Brannen's "Somebody" as if it were a sedated, cheerful "Smuggler's Blues," and the whole thing feels polished with outdated synthesizers."

his voice/my ears are both getting old, I guess...
Title: Actually 10@10 related
Post by: darryl on December 21, 2007, 11:05:13 PM
Hey all -- the new board looks swanky.  Glad all the old posts got migrated over in the update.  :-}

Actually this is 10@10 related... my wife heard a funny "sound button/bite" during NPR's Fresh Air the other day.

She swears it was a classical cover of that song that Dave often plays during 10@10s that has a latin sound/beat to it and a woman exclaiming "Ai, ai..." in ecstacy.

Does anybody know what song that is?  Maybe I'll have to post an audio of my wife doing her version of it to help.  ;-}
Title: Re: Actually 10@10 related
Post by: urth on December 21, 2007, 11:53:36 PM
Hey all -- the new board looks swanky.  Glad all the old posts got migrated over in the update.  :-}

Actually this is 10@10 related... my wife heard a funny "sound button/bite" during NPR's Fresh Air the other day.

She swears it was a classical cover of that song that Dave often plays during 10@10s that has a latin sound/beat to it and a woman exclaiming "Ai, ai..." in ecstacy.

Does anybody know what song that is?  Maybe I'll have to post an audio of my wife doing her version of it to help.  ;-}

I think you mean Jungle Fever by the Chakachas. It's showed up in a few 72 sets as well as one Valentine's Day and one Thankgiving Turkey set.

But we'd still love to hear your wife's version... ;)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on December 24, 2007, 12:21:22 AM
Apparently the KFOG jocks have been commanded to post about their favorites of '07. Most of them tossed off a cursory post of a few hundred words or so (although Rosalie must have listed 30+ albums at least). But check out what Annalisa posted. Yikes, she goes on and on and on about her favorite shows--and none of them are currently on the kfog playlist--Iggy, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, Patti Smith, and...Kid ROCK?!? And lengthy addenda on Henry Rollins and the Dalai Lama. By far the most interesting blog she's written, and I don't think she uses the phrase "you phenomenal human being" once...

http://www.kfog.com/Blog/Blog/ViewItem.asp?id=31&Entry=2059

And what did Dave post? He ignored the edict altogether and posted some slides of Morey family Xmases past. Worth a look, you'll get to see what Dave looked like as a longhaired, hippy freak around, say, 74 I'm guessing.

http://www.kfog.com/Blog/Blog/ViewItem.asp?Entry=2055&id=35
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on December 26, 2007, 03:10:27 AM
Apparently the KFOG jocks have been commanded to post about their favorites of '07. Most of them tossed off a cursory post of a few hundred words or so (although Rosalie must have listed 30+ albums at least). But check out what Annalisa posted. Yikes, she goes on and on and on about her favorite shows--and none of them are currently on the kfog playlist--Iggy, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, Patti Smith, and...Kid ROCK?!? And lengthy addenda on Henry Rollins and the Dalai Lama. By far the most interesting blog she's written, and I don't think she uses the phrase "you phenomenal human being" once...

http://www.kfog.com/Blog/Blog/ViewItem.asp?id=31&Entry=2059

And what did Dave post? He ignored the edict altogether and posted some slides of Morey family Xmases past. Worth a look, you'll get to see what Dave looked like as a longhaired, hippy freak around, say, 74 I'm guessing.

http://www.kfog.com/Blog/Blog/ViewItem.asp?Entry=2055&id=35




SPOILER




Turns out Dave was the missing Winter brother:

(http://www.kfog.com/blog/blog/Images/Articles/Entry2056_4623.jpg)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on December 27, 2007, 10:57:25 AM

Turns out Dave was the missing Winter brother:

(http://www.kfog.com/blog/blog/Images/Articles/Entry2056_4623.jpg)

ROTFLSHIPMP!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: ggould on December 27, 2007, 09:18:56 PM

Turns out Dave was the missing Winter brother:

(http://www.kfog.com/blog/blog/Images/Articles/Entry2056_4623.jpg)

ROTFLSHIPMP!
looks like a cross between Danny Kirwan and Todd Rundgren.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on January 08, 2008, 07:41:57 AM
I turned KFOG on this morning, wondering if they were going to revive the "Bowie Sings Elvis/Elvis Sings Bowie" call-in competition.  Instead they're talking about the presidential candidates, and Dave just asked someone if Kucinich wears a toupee.  *sigh*
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on January 08, 2008, 07:46:50 AM
I turned KFOG on this morning, wondering if they were going to revive the "Bowie Sings Elvis/Elvis Sings Bowie" call-in competition.  Instead they're talking about the presidential candidates, and Dave just asked someone if Kucinich wears a toupee.  *sigh*

Earlier they got into a discussion about Pink's "Mr President" song (which is, what, 2 years old at this point?). They played it and Fogheads were complaining about it being "whiny" and "unfair". WTF?
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on January 08, 2008, 09:12:38 PM
For those who don't get the "KFOG E-mail" every week... it's that time of year again: "KFOG A-to-Z"  returns this Monday morning. They hinted that it will run nearly 2 weeks .  Last time they did it was late March/early April (?)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on January 10, 2008, 09:58:05 AM
For those who don't get the "KFOG E-mail" every week... it's that time of year again: "KFOG A-to-Z"  returns this Monday morning. They hinted that it will run nearly 2 weeks .  Last time they did it was late March/early April (?)

Is it me, or are they doing a lot more promotion on A-to-Z this time around than they have in past years?
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on January 10, 2008, 10:33:59 AM
For those who don't get the "KFOG E-mail" every week... it's that time of year again: "KFOG A-to-Z"  returns this Monday morning. They hinted that it will run nearly 2 weeks .  Last time they did it was late March/early April (?)

Is it me, or are they doing a lot more promotion on A-to-Z this time around than they have in past years?

Fer sher!  But not only that, the promo they are using is almost completely ILLOGICAL!!!!.  They got all the main deejays, even Rosalie, doing little clips, and everyone except Big Rick says something about 'randomness' or 'unpredictability'.  How the F*** you can call an alphabetical list 'random' is completely beyond me.  Yo, KFOG promo guy, 'random' & 'alphabetical' are polar opposites!!!  And they are clearly missing the point about unpredictability.  As a deejay they see the next song on the list and think 'wow, cool, I get to play that next.'  But we listeners have more of a love/hate relationship, because during normal programming we really never know what will come next, but because of the A-Z format this is the one time of the year that we are tempted to even try guessing: sometimes we will be right, sometimes we will be surprised that some other song alphabetically preceeds the one we were thinking of, and sometimes we will be bummed that the song we had in mind got skipped.  But the beauty of it is that with every song played the game starts over again.
Title: Can anyone roll tape tomorrow (1/13) AM for Acoustic Sunrise?
Post by: darryl on January 12, 2008, 05:22:08 PM
I'm going to try to set a timer tonight, but in case of a mechanical or software failure, could I get a  backup please?

Reason why will be revealed tomorrow afternoon/evening. :-}
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: ggould on January 12, 2008, 09:37:19 PM
For those who don't get the "KFOG E-mail" every week... it's that time of year again: "KFOG A-to-Z"  returns this Monday morning. They hinted that it will run nearly 2 weeks .  Last time they did it was late March/early April (?)
Is it me, or are they doing a lot more promotion on A-to-Z this time around than they have in past years?
Fer sher!  But not only that, the promo they are using is almost completely ILLOGICAL!!!!.  They got all the main deejays, even Rosalie, doing little clips, and everyone except Big Rick says something about 'randomness' or 'unpredictability'.  How the F*** you can call an alphabetical list 'random' is completely beyond me.  Yo, KFOG promo guy, 'random' & 'alphabetical' are polar opposites!!!  And they are clearly missing the point about unpredictability.  As a deejay they see the next song on the list and think 'wow, cool, I get to play that next.'  But we listeners have more of a love/hate relationship, because during normal programming we really never know what will come next, but because of the A-Z format this is the one time of the year that we are tempted to even try guessing: sometimes we will be right, sometimes we will be surprised that some other song alphabetically preceeds the one we were thinking of, and sometimes we will be bummed that the song we had in mind got skipped.  But the beauty of it is that with every song played the game starts over again.
Short of true randomness, alphabetical is very random.  Songs have no reason to be played next to each other, save for the title of the song, but I guess you know that, so I guess I'm not getting it.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on January 12, 2008, 10:59:13 PM
For those who don't get the "KFOG E-mail" every week... it's that time of year again: "KFOG A-to-Z"  returns this Monday morning. They hinted that it will run nearly 2 weeks .  Last time they did it was late March/early April (?)
Is it me, or are they doing a lot more promotion on A-to-Z this time around than they have in past years?
Fer sher!  But not only that, the promo they are using is almost completely ILLOGICAL!!!!.  They got all the main deejays, even Rosalie, doing little clips, and everyone except Big Rick says something about 'randomness' or 'unpredictability'.  How the F*** you can call an alphabetical list 'random' is completely beyond me.  Yo, KFOG promo guy, 'random' & 'alphabetical' are polar opposites!!!  And they are clearly missing the point about unpredictability.  As a deejay they see the next song on the list and think 'wow, cool, I get to play that next.'  But we listeners have more of a love/hate relationship, because during normal programming we really never know what will come next, but because of the A-Z format this is the one time of the year that we are tempted to even try guessing: sometimes we will be right, sometimes we will be surprised that some other song alphabetically preceeds the one we were thinking of, and sometimes we will be bummed that the song we had in mind got skipped.  But the beauty of it is that with every song played the game starts over again.
Short of true randomness, alphabetical is very random.  Songs have no reason to be played next to each other, save for the title of the song, but I guess you know that, so I guess I'm not getting it.

Well, I have to agree with mshray that an alphabetical ordering is absolutely not a random ordering.  It is entirely predictable -- if you know the contents of the list they are going to play, and the rules by which they are going to alphabetise (and, if they don't screw up and break the said rules).  So, for the listener and probably the jocks too, there is unpredictability in that we don't know the exact contents of the list, and might be pleasantly surprised by a track they only play once or twice a year. 

I agree with Geoff though that an alphabetical ordering has much the same effect on the listener as a true random ordering -- as long as the listener doesn't get caught up in the titles of the songs.   I get much the same experience listening to my ipod starting on some letter of the songs list and listening in alphabetical order as I do when I listen to the shuffle.  The musical experience can be filled with surprises in either case, as songs compliment (or clash) with each other in unexpected ways. 

I love my iPod.  I don't know how I lived so long without one.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: ggould on January 13, 2008, 01:38:43 PM
I love my iPod.  I don't know how I lived so long without one.
well, I wondered how it went for you.  As I recall you got a new Nano; have you filled it up yet?
Title: Re: Can anyone roll tape tomorrow (1/13) AM for Acoustic Sunrise?
Post by: ggould on January 13, 2008, 01:41:03 PM
I'm going to try to set a timer tonight, but in case of a mechanical or software failure, could I get a  backup please?

Reason why will be revealed tomorrow afternoon/evening. :-}
I certainly missed i as I just noticed this post, but I did hear a few cool tunes.  They played a live version of "Before The Deluge" I really dug, and the new Mindy Smith version of Jolene, which our band is going to play at the hospital on Groundhog's Day.
Title: Re: Can anyone roll tape tomorrow (1/13) AM for Acoustic Sunrise?
Post by: urth on January 13, 2008, 10:50:49 PM
I'm going to try to set a timer tonight, but in case of a mechanical or software failure, could I get a  backup please?

Reason why will be revealed tomorrow afternoon/evening. :-}
I certainly missed i as I just noticed this post, but I did hear a few cool tunes.  They played a live version of "Before The Deluge" I really dug, and the new Mindy Smith version of Jolene, which our band is going to play at the hospital on Groundhog's Day.

Sorry Darryl, I just saw your post as well, and so missed recording AS altogether. Hope your setup ran correctly and the backup wasn't needed.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on January 14, 2008, 09:18:55 PM
Hi everyone -- no worries.  My taping worked.  Yeah, I dig that version of Jolene by Mindy Smith.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on January 14, 2008, 11:52:27 PM
So yeah, here's what I was trying to record:

http://www.darryl.com/acousticluke.mp3

(http://www.darryl.com/luke.jpg)

:-}
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on January 15, 2008, 09:14:08 AM
So yeah, here's what I was trying to record:

http://www.darryl.com/acousticluke.mp3

(http://www.darryl.com/luke.jpg)

:-}

Good job, Mom and Dad!  So you had a doula, eh?  Nice.  Mazel tov!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on January 16, 2008, 08:32:22 PM
Re: A to Z

I guess one thing that makes it "random" is that KFOG plays stuff that is typically *not* in their standard rotation.  Which frankly (of course) pisses me off, because if it makes the cut for A to Z, then why can't they play it whenever?

Some "surprising" cuts that I liked hearing:

Oasis -- All Around The World (I had forgotten what the rest of this song sounded like thanks to AT&T's incessant playing of only the title line for their jingle.)
Mindy Smith -- Come to Jesus
Steeley Dan -- Cousin Dupree (creepy cousin)
Pearl Jam -- Crazy Mary (live version -- just great)
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels -- Devil with a Blue Dress (according to my records I guess they *do* pull this out every couple of months.  Odd.)
Ramones -- Do You Remember Rock and Roll?
Beatles -- Doctor Robert (wha?  I've never heard this before.  I actually happen to have an Uncle Robert who's an anaesthesiologist.)

So yeah, a more accurate promo would have been:

Big Rick -- "Yeah, what I like about A-to-Z is that we get to hear great songs that otherwise we would never play because according to a focus group it didn't appeal to the 25-40 male demo"
Dave Morey -- "You might get to hear one or two of those Frank Zappa tunes we pull out every once in a while to try and prove our 'indie cred' despite the fact that we almost never play them in normal rotation, lest we offend one of our precious advertisers."
Rosalie -- "A-to-Z lets us dig into the KFOG library and find great deeper tracks that we will play once a year and then carefully bury away, never to be heard again."

:P
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on January 16, 2008, 08:59:36 PM
Some "surprising" cuts that I liked hearing:

Oasis -- All Around The World (I had forgotten what the rest of this song sounded like thanks to AT&T's incessant playing of only the title line for their jingle.)
Mindy Smith -- Come to Jesus
Steeley Dan -- Cousin Dupree (creepy cousin)
Pearl Jam -- Crazy Mary (live version -- just great)
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels -- Devil with a Blue Dress (according to my records I guess they *do* pull this out every couple of months.  Odd.)
Ramones -- Do You Remember Rock and Roll?
Beatles -- Doctor Robert (wha?  I've never heard this before.  I actually happen to have an Uncle Robert who's an anaesthesiologist.)

The Mindy Smith is one of those that was in heavy rotation as a current and then disappeared completely. Ditto "Cousin Dupree".  Interesting that they played the Ramones tune during A-to-Z, since Dave included it in today's 1979 10@10. "Dr Robert", of course, gets played during Beatles A-to-Z too. It's a big Little Steven fave.

Today I got the "KFOG E-mail" and they were promoting a private concert with "emerging artist" Newton Faulkner:

(http://i.thisislondon.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04/newtonfaulkner_243x278.jpg)

I hereby declare a moratorium on white-boy dreadlocks!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on January 16, 2008, 09:26:05 PM
Some "surprising" cuts that I liked hearing:

Oasis -- All Around The World (I had forgotten what the rest of this song sounded like thanks to AT&T's incessant playing of only the title line for their jingle.)
Mindy Smith -- Come to Jesus
Steeley Dan -- Cousin Dupree (creepy cousin)
Pearl Jam -- Crazy Mary (live version -- just great)
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels -- Devil with a Blue Dress (according to my records I guess they *do* pull this out every couple of months.  Odd.)
Ramones -- Do You Remember Rock and Roll?
Beatles -- Doctor Robert (wha?  I've never heard this before.  I actually happen to have an Uncle Robert who's an anaesthesiologist.)

The Mindy Smith is one of those that was in heavy rotation as a current and then disappeared completely. Ditto "Cousin Dupree".  Interesting that they played the Ramones tune during A-to-Z, since Dave included it in today's 1979 10@10. "Dr Robert", of course, gets played during Beatles A-to-Z too. It's a big Little Steven fave.

Today I got the "KFOG E-mail" and they were promoting a private concert with "emerging artist" Newton Faulkner:

(http://i.thisislondon.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04/newtonfaulkner_243x278.jpg)

I hereby declare a moratorium on white-boy dreadlocks!

Yeah, I'm already wishing he'd un-emerge.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on January 17, 2008, 09:20:50 AM
Interesting that they played the Ramones tune during A-to-Z, since Dave included it in today's 1979 10@10.

Actually that was Rock & Roll High School in the '79 set. I'd love to hear Do You Remember Rock & Roll some time. Or Bonzo Goes to Bitburg.

Fully agree about the whiteboy dreads. Adam Duritz pretty much removed any vestige of cool they might have otherwise had.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on January 17, 2008, 09:26:52 AM
Interesting that they played the Ramones tune during A-to-Z, since Dave included it in today's 1979 10@10.

Actually that was Rock & Roll High School in the '79 set. I'd love to hear Do You Remember Rock & Roll some time. Or Bonzo Goes to Bitburg.

Fully agree about the whiteboy dreads. Adam Duritz pretty much removed any vestige of cool they might have otherwise had.

Oops -- after posting that I realized it was "Do You remember..." that Little Steven played Sun nite (and called "one of the greatest records ever made") and so that explains my "end of the century" comment yesterday. I must've not had enuf coffee. ;) 
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on January 17, 2008, 09:30:08 AM
Interesting that they played the Ramones tune during A-to-Z, since Dave included it in today's 1979 10@10.

Actually that was Rock & Roll High School in the '79 set. I'd love to hear Do You Remember Rock & Roll some time. Or Bonzo Goes to Bitburg.

Fully agree about the whiteboy dreads. Adam Duritz pretty much removed any vestige of cool they might have otherwise had.

Oops -- after posting that I realized it was "Do You remember..." that Little Steven played Sun nite (and called "one of the greatest records ever made") and so that explains my "end of the century" comment yesterday. I must've not had enuf coffee. ;) 

Actually that sounds like the kind of mis-remembering that I'd do (and have). Nice to have company--you stand out less in a crowd. :D
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on March 07, 2008, 10:38:35 AM
I just completed the Foghead listener survey & to the question "Is there anything you'd liek to tell the program director? I replied:

"I wish Benson would listen to Little Steven every Sunday night on your sister station.  At least 4-5 times per year he previews a new song (for exampe Kaiser Chiefs last year) that it seems like it takes KFOG much longer to pick up on...if you pick up on it at all."
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 07, 2008, 10:53:48 AM
I just completed the Foghead listener survey & to the question "Is there anything you'd liek to tell the program director? I replied:

"I wish Benson would listen to Little Steven every Sunday night on your sister station.  At least 4-5 times per year he previews a new song (for exampe Kaiser Chiefs last year) that it seems like it takes KFOG much longer to pick up on...if you pick up on it at all."

Ha! I said *exactly that* the last time I filled out a KFOG listener thingy.  It's amazing how many of his "coolest Song of the Week"s sound like no-brainer KFOG adds but yet go ignored -- last year's Stooges reunion and NY Dolls reunion come to mind, but there have been many many others. KFOG *is* currently playing the Foxboro Hottubs (or at least they were), but that's the first one in a long time.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on March 12, 2008, 09:50:05 AM
Has KFOG been playing Rilo Kiley's "Silver Lining" for long?  I quite liked that when I reviewed it for the Stylus Singles Jukebox last fall - it reminded me of Jackie DeShannon's "Vanilla Olay."
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 12, 2008, 09:52:01 AM
Has KFOG been playing Rilo Kiley's "Silver Lining" for long?  I quite liked that when I reviewed it for the Stylus Singles Jukebox last fall - it reminded me of Jackie DeShannon's "Vanilla Olay."

yes, they've been playing it endlessly, in fact. Does nothing for me.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 13, 2008, 09:49:17 AM
yeesh, yet another for the Corinne Colbie Feist list: Yael Naim, "New Soul", which is also being heard on some commercial or other.  It's really beyond ridiculous at this point, how many of these soundalike women KFOG has on their playlist.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on March 13, 2008, 02:03:08 PM
yeesh, yet another for the Corinne Colbie Feist list: Yael Naim, "New Soul", which is also being heard on some commercial or other.  It's really beyond ridiculous at this point, how many of these soundalike women KFOG has on their playlist.

That one won't be around for long.  It debuted in the Top 10 after being in an iPod ad, then left the Top 40 two weeks later.

So is KFOG playing any of the Shelby Lynne Dusty-covers album?  I'm really digging her take on "Anyone Who Had a Heart," but the rest is starting to wither for me.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 13, 2008, 02:19:31 PM
So is KFOG playing any of the Shelby Lynne Dusty-covers album? 

Sadly, no. But funny you should mention it because there was an exchange on the Morning Show about KFOG and country the other day -- an artist whose name escapes me performed live and they were very bluegrassy; a Foghead wrote in and chastized KFOG for being maddeningly inconsistent regarding the genre. "You play something as country as that and yet you gave short shrift to the Dixie Chicks when they were trying to go mainstream".  Dave & Co denied the accusation, of course, and I had to laugh -- that Dixie Chicks song was in VERY light rotation at best.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 20, 2008, 03:51:09 PM
So I happened to go to the KFOG site and the "Just Played" feature showed:

The Band, Chest Fever
The Dead, Good Lovin'
Ray Charles, Fever

um... think that mighta been a feverish My 3 Songs?
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on March 21, 2008, 09:03:19 AM
So I happened to go to the KFOG site and the "Just Played" feature showed:

The Band, Chest Fever
The Dead, Good Lovin'
Ray Charles, Fever

um... think that mighta been a feverish My 3 Songs?

Spring fever, to be precise.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on March 21, 2008, 09:56:39 AM
This new Steve Winwood tune is not bad--definitely harkens back to Traffic at times--but man, they're playing the hell out of it. Paging Darrell--could you give us an idea of this song's escalation of frequency in the rotation over the last couple of weeks?

(Last week I switch from KFOG to KBCO at about 11:15 one morning, and both of them were playing it. I was like, "wait a minute--I thought I changed the station! Oh..."
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 21, 2008, 10:06:17 AM
This new Steve Winwood tune is not bad--definitely harkens back to Traffic at times--but man, they're playing the hell out of it. Paging Darrell--could you give us an idea of this song's escalation of frequency in the rotation over the last couple of weeks?

(Last week I switch from KFOG to KBCO at about 11:15 one morning, and both of them were playing it. I was like, "wait a minute--I thought I changed the station! Oh..."

indeed, and of course it features Crapton, of whom Fogheads never tire. ::)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on March 21, 2008, 10:12:38 AM
This new Steve Winwood tune is not bad--definitely harkens back to Traffic at times--but man, they're playing the hell out of it. Paging Darrell--could you give us an idea of this song's escalation of frequency in the rotation over the last couple of weeks?

(Last week I switch from KFOG to KBCO at about 11:15 one morning, and both of them were playing it. I was like, "wait a minute--I thought I changed the station! Oh..."

indeed, and of course it features Crapton, of whom Fogheads never tire. ::)

I like that song a lot, and Clapton's guitar work on it is very fine.  I'm not all that fond of his mid-career work either, but that doesn't mean that everything he touches turns to crap.  ;D
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 21, 2008, 10:13:57 AM
This new Steve Winwood tune is not bad--definitely harkens back to Traffic at times--but man, they're playing the hell out of it. Paging Darrell--could you give us an idea of this song's escalation of frequency in the rotation over the last couple of weeks?

(Last week I switch from KFOG to KBCO at about 11:15 one morning, and both of them were playing it. I was like, "wait a minute--I thought I changed the station! Oh..."

indeed, and of course it features Crapton, of whom Fogheads never tire. ::)

I like that song a lot, and Clapton's guitar work on it is very fine.  I'm not all that fond of his mid-career work either, but that doesn't mean that everything he touches turns to crap.  ;D

we kid because we love!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 24, 2008, 09:21:26 AM
Paging Darrell

As sensitive as we are to overplayed songs on KFOG, some Fogheads have no clue: Dave read an email from someone wanting to know why KFOG isn't playing the new Eagles album -- "it seems to be getting little notice from radio". Good gawd, KFOG is 3 tracks deep into the thing. (and I only listen in the morning!)

BTW during the 6:00 hour, we heard the 'oo, "Getting in Tune", and John Hiatt bangin' like-a Charlie Watts -- 2 songs I don't recall hearing outside of 10@10.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on March 26, 2008, 09:18:29 AM
Today's 9 oclock quiz -- my three detectives songs (for EC tickets, inspired by Watching the Detectives).  First two are easy, but, like the fogheads that called in, I'm blanking on the third though I know I watched the show a billion times.  Maybe it's Mannix. 

First two:
Magnum PI , Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV (you have to know the detectives full name)
Rockford Files, Jim Rockford.

ETA:  It WAS Mannix, Joe Mannix. 

Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on March 26, 2008, 04:16:41 PM
driving home last evening I was listening to Live 105 when they said caller 20 would get 2 3-day passes to this big Outside Lands festival.  I figgered WTH & actually got a ring on my second attempt.  But I was caller 12 & couldn't get back through.  20 minutes later I was listening to KFOX when Tim Jeffreys was doing his KFOX Chronicles, and caller 20 could win tix to the Earthquakes season opener.  I figgered WTH & actually got a ring on my second attempt.  But I was caller 15.

Hit redial and was caller 20!  So if you were listening around 5:40 (after a pair of AC/DC songs) you'd have heard me & Tim talking about traffic in Hayward & then me give the correct answer to the question, what is Elton John's real name? (he turned 61 yesterday), so I get to take my older son to a soccer game in 2 weeks.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on March 26, 2008, 08:00:52 PM
driving home last evening I was listening to Live 105 when they said caller 20 would get 2 3-day passes to this big Outside Lands festival.  I figgered WTH & actually got a ring on my second attempt.  But I was caller 12 & couldn't get back through.  20 minutes later I was listening to KFOX when Tim Jeffreys was doing his KFOX Chronicles, and caller 20 could win tix to the Earthquakes season opener.  I figgered WTH & actually got a ring on my second attempt.  But I was caller 15.

Hit redial and was caller 20!  So if you were listening around 5:40 (after a pair of AC/DC songs) you'd have heard me & Tim talking about traffic in Hayward & then me give the correct answer to the question, what is Elton John's real name? (he turned 61 yesterday), so I get to take my older son to a soccer game in 2 weeks.

Congrats!  Now you can never say that Reginald Kenneth Dwight never did you any favors.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 27, 2008, 07:53:00 AM
This morning there was a discussion of the "golden age of duets", and Irish Greg mentioned EJ & Kiki, "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart". To which Dave replied, "The only time I've ever played it on 10@10 the phones lit up with people saying 'why are you playing that crap?' I haven't played it since."

Per the shraytabase, it was indeed played once -- in a HFH set. Is Dave pulling a Hillary here?
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on March 27, 2008, 08:06:24 AM
This morning there was a discussion of the "golden age of duets", and Irish Greg mentioned EJ & Kiki, "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart". To which Dave replied, "The only time I've ever played it on 10@10 the phones lit up with people saying 'why are you playing that crap?' I haven't played it since."

Per the shraytabase, it was indeed played once -- in a HFH set. Is Dave pulling a Hillary here?

Perhaps his moment predates the Shraytabase.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 27, 2008, 08:40:28 AM
This morning there was a discussion of the "golden age of duets", and Irish Greg mentioned EJ & Kiki, "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart". To which Dave replied, "The only time I've ever played it on 10@10 the phones lit up with people saying 'why are you playing that crap?' I haven't played it since."

Per the shraytabase, it was indeed played once -- in a HFH set. Is Dave pulling a Hillary here?

Perhaps his moment predates the Shraytabase.

in that case, he *has* "played it since" ;)

Sorry, the Morning Show makes me very cranky sometimes. Bad enuf Peter gushes over American Idol every week.
Oh, and after the above discussion, Dave played Marvin & Tammi, "Ain't no Mountain...", and Renee said "meh -- that didn't do anything for me"  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on March 27, 2008, 09:48:49 AM
This morning there was a discussion of the "golden age of duets", and Irish Greg mentioned EJ & Kiki, "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart". To which Dave replied, "The only time I've ever played it on 10@10 the phones lit up with people saying 'why are you playing that crap?' I haven't played it since."

Per the shraytabase, it was indeed played once -- in a HFH set. Is Dave pulling a Hillary here?

Perhaps his moment predates the Shraytabase.

in that case, he *has* "played it since" ;)

Sorry, the Morning Show makes me very cranky sometimes. Bad enuf Peter gushes over American Idol every week.
Oh, and after the above discussion, Dave played Marvin & Tammi, "Ain't no Mountain...", and Renee said "meh -- that didn't do anything for me"  >:( >:( >:(

And you expected more from Renee? Consider the source here. This is the woman whose self-proclaimed favorite year on 10@10 is 1987. Seriously.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 27, 2008, 09:57:32 AM
This morning there was a discussion of the "golden age of duets", and Irish Greg mentioned EJ & Kiki, "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart". To which Dave replied, "The only time I've ever played it on 10@10 the phones lit up with people saying 'why are you playing that crap?' I haven't played it since."

Per the shraytabase, it was indeed played once -- in a HFH set. Is Dave pulling a Hillary here?

Perhaps his moment predates the Shraytabase.

in that case, he *has* "played it since" ;)

Sorry, the Morning Show makes me very cranky sometimes. Bad enuf Peter gushes over American Idol every week.
Oh, and after the above discussion, Dave played Marvin & Tammi, "Ain't no Mountain...", and Renee said "meh -- that didn't do anything for me"  >:( >:( >:(

And you expected more from Renee? Consider the source here. This is the woman whose self-proclaimed favorite year on 10@10 is 1987. Seriously.

OTOH -- she suggested Ozzy Osbourne/Lita Ford's "Close My Eyes Forever" as a good duet, and said "I *love* Lita Ford!". If so, she should convince Dave to play "Kiss Me Deadly".
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on March 28, 2008, 08:36:34 PM
Just got the weekly "KFOG e-mail" and it's Kaboom! time once again. The official announcement will be Monday morning but the deets: Sat. May 10th, performers are Matt Nathanson, Collective Soul and Los Lobos, and tix this year are 15 bucks plus service charge* (weren't they 10 last year? if so -- Sheesh.)

*
Quote
"We've worked with Ticketmaster to keep the ticket fees as low as possible. The service charge per ticket will be just $1.50, with a $3 charge per order. You can choose to have the tickets mailed to you or print them at home using TicketFast. (TicketFast is an optional service of Ticketmaster that offers you the convenience of printing tickets at home for an additional $2.50 per order.)

So, for a family of four, your cost will be just $60 + $6 + $3 = $69. You can't beat that price to see Los Lobos, Collective Soul and Matt Nathanson on one stage, and don't forget the best fireworks show of the year!"

I say "harrumph!"

Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on March 28, 2008, 10:36:34 PM
Quote
(TicketFast is an optional service of Ticketmaster that offers you the convenience of printing tickets at home for an additional $2.50 per order.)

I'll never understand how they can deliver this line with a straight face.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 01, 2008, 11:00:32 AM
Just got the weekly "KFOG e-mail" and it's Kaboom! time once again. The official announcement will be Monday morning but the deets: Sat. May 10th, performers are Matt Nathanson, Collective Soul and Los Lobos, and tix this year are 15 bucks plus service charge* (weren't they 10 last year? if so -- Sheesh.)


I finally dug around and found the "Kaboom" thread from last year -- tix were indeed 10 bucks in '07. So that's a 50% increase.  Again: sheesh.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on April 21, 2008, 09:49:04 AM
This Matt Nathanson song (Drown Me In Love?) is leaning heavily toward the bland, and accentuated by the fact that the one line with the hook (somethingsomething, loosen my lips, faith and desire, swing of your hips...) is repeated about 50 times throughout the song with no lyrical variation or anything. Not exactly fine songcraft.

ETA: One hopes he'll go back to playlist purgatory once his Ka-Boom turn is over.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 21, 2008, 10:50:17 AM
OMFWTFLOL!  the '70s track in this Rock of Ages set is... "Ride the Tiger"!  Woo Hoo!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on April 21, 2008, 11:18:59 AM
OMFWTFLOL!  the '70s track in this Rock of Ages set is... "Ride the Tiger"!  Woo Hoo!

Jinx between threads--I made almost the same comment at the end of today's 10@10 thread.

And the next time around, Annalisa pulled out Bruce's original version of For You.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on April 21, 2008, 11:28:04 AM
OMFWTFLOL!  the '70s track in this Rock of Ages set is... "Ride the Tiger"!  Woo Hoo!

Jinx between threads--I made almost the same comment at the end of today's 10@10 thread.

And the next time around, Annalisa pulled out Bruce's original version of For You.

One last comment and i promise I'll stop: Now they've got the Wallflowers' Three Marlenas. Hope Lou Reed is getting royalties for this--the guitar part is 100 percent Sweet Jane.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: ggould on April 21, 2008, 07:47:51 PM
OMFWTFLOL!  the '70s track in this Rock of Ages set is... "Ride the Tiger"!  Woo Hoo!

Jinx between threads--I made almost the same comment at the end of today's 10@10 thread.

And the next time around, Annalisa pulled out Bruce's original version of For You.

One last comment and i promise I'll stop: Now they've got the Wallflowers' Three Marlenas. Hope Lou Reed is getting royalties for this--the guitar part is 100 percent Sweet Jane.
Sweet Jane is 100% Louie Louie, Hang On Sloopy, Wild Thing, or whatever.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 21, 2008, 08:35:49 PM
OMFWTFLOL!  the '70s track in this Rock of Ages set is... "Ride the Tiger"!  Woo Hoo!

Jinx between threads--I made almost the same comment at the end of today's 10@10 thread.

And the next time around, Annalisa pulled out Bruce's original version of For You.

One last comment and i promise I'll stop: Now they've got the Wallflowers' Three Marlenas. Hope Lou Reed is getting royalties for this--the guitar part is 100 percent Sweet Jane.
Sweet Jane is 100% Louie Louie, Hang On Sloopy, Wild Thing, or whatever.
Ha! Throw in Alice Cooper's "Be My Lover", which always seemed a total cop of "Sweet Jane" to me.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 22, 2008, 10:57:36 AM
sounds like one of those Rock-of-Ages, 5-decades-with-1-artist sets: Santana across the years.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on April 22, 2008, 10:57:44 AM
Today's world class rock of ages commentary: Following 10@10, a Santana twin-spin: Jingo in the 60s, followed by Everything's Coming Our Way in the 70s. Could it be Winning representing the 80s and Smooth for the 90s to come?

ETA: Cha-CHING!!! Three out of four...
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Wayback on April 22, 2008, 11:00:54 AM
Today's world class rock of ages commentary: Following 10@10, a Santana twin-spin: Jingo in the 60s, followed by Everything's Coming Our Way in the 70s. Could it be Winning representing the 80s and Smooth for the 90s to come?
ETA: Cha-CHING!!! Three out of four...
Get yer dialing finger ready and you'll be "Winning"!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 22, 2008, 11:01:09 AM
Today's world class rock of ages commentary: Following 10@10, a Santana twin-spin: Jingo in the 60s, followed by Everything's Coming Our Way in the 70s. Could it be Winning representing the 80s and Smooth for the 90s to come?

ETA: Cha-CHING!!! Three out of four...

"Smooth" is an '00s tune, no?  ('90s & '00s blend together for me)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 22, 2008, 11:03:56 AM
Today's world class rock of ages commentary: Following 10@10, a Santana twin-spin: Jingo in the 60s, followed by Everything's Coming Our Way in the 70s. Could it be Winning representing the 80s and Smooth for the 90s to come?

ETA: Cha-CHING!!! Three out of four...

"Smooth" is an '00s tune, no?  ('90s & '00s blend together for me)

oops, it's "Put ya Lights on", from the same LP, and yeah, it's '90s -- can't believe that's so long ago.  So what's the Santana "now"?
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on April 22, 2008, 11:04:18 AM
Today's world class rock of ages commentary: Following 10@10, a Santana twin-spin: Jingo in the 60s, followed by Everything's Coming Our Way in the 70s. Could it be Winning representing the 80s and Smooth for the 90s to come?

ETA: Cha-CHING!!! Three out of four...

"Smooth" is an '00s tune, no?  ('90s & '00s blend together for me)

"Smooth" carried over from fall '99 well into 2000.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 22, 2008, 11:08:26 AM
Today's world class rock of ages commentary: Following 10@10, a Santana twin-spin: Jingo in the 60s, followed by Everything's Coming Our Way in the 70s. Could it be Winning representing the 80s and Smooth for the 90s to come?

ETA: Cha-CHING!!! Three out of four...

"Smooth" is an '00s tune, no?  ('90s & '00s blend together for me)

"Smooth" carried over from fall '99 well into 2000.

and now the '00s santana is that awful thing with the Nickleback guy.  *shudder*  We all deserve a prize just for sitting thru this.

and worse yet, Rock Of Ages means no 10@10 Bonus track.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: SFGuy on April 23, 2008, 02:36:04 AM
Today's world class rock of ages commentary: Following 10@10, a Santana twin-spin: Jingo in the 60s, followed by Everything's Coming Our Way in the 70s. Could it be Winning representing the 80s and Smooth for the 90s to come?

ETA: Cha-CHING!!! Three out of four...

"Smooth" is an '00s tune, no?  ('90s & '00s blend together for me)

"Smooth" carried over from fall '99 well into 2000.

The song debut on the Hot 100 chart on July 31, 1999, hit #1 for 12 weeks from October 23, 1999 - January 8, 2000.

I think it was the most overplayed song of that period. It played on KFOG and top 40 radio at the time.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on April 23, 2008, 04:29:18 PM
Catching up on posts now that the housework is wrapped up, yesterday when Scoop Nisker did his annual Earth Day rant he said two things that I thought were worth sharing.

on the subject of evolution

"Scientists now tell us we actually have three brains: a reptilian brain, a mammalian brain & the neocortex or human brain.  And studies show that the neocortex spends most of its time making up excuses for the actions of the other two."  <rimshot>

further on evolution & DNA

"[he saw] a T-shirt printed with the words: YOU SHARE 25% OF YOUR DNA WITH A BANANA.  GET OVER YOURSELF!"
Title: Rock I haven't heard in Ages
Post by: darryl on April 24, 2008, 09:22:59 AM
Oh yeah -- KFOG used to play Train.  Now they just pull it out so that all the 90s songs don't have to be Sheryl Crow.

They've also gotta dig deep for their 60s tracks.  Really?  The Troggs?  It's almost funny.
Title: Re: Rock I haven't heard in Ages
Post by: RGMike on April 24, 2008, 09:45:11 AM
Oh yeah -- KFOG used to play Train.  Now they just pull it out so that all the 90s songs don't have to be Sheryl Crow.

They've also gotta dig deep for their 60s tracks.  Really?  The Troggs?  It's almost funny.

Did Dave say that? I think they've probably gotta work hard to find '60s tracks that won't make the younger demo change the station.  ;)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 24, 2008, 09:51:02 AM
Dave just related a phone call from some guy wanting to know who did "it's going to take some time" -- it was driving him crazy. And Dave says he couldn't think of it until he hung up. "It's the Carpenters!" Well, yes, but also Carole King, who wrote it, Dave.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on April 24, 2008, 12:02:17 PM
Dave just related a phone call from some guy wanting to know who did "it's going to take some time" -- it was driving him crazy. And Dave says he couldn't think of it until he hung up. "It's the Carpenters!" Well, yes, but also Carole King, who wrote it, Dave.
Heh, the only version of the song I've ever actually heard was Dishwalla's cover for the If I Were a Carpenter comp.  (Which is a must-own, IMHO.)
Title: Re: Rock I haven't heard in Ages
Post by: mshray on April 24, 2008, 08:42:47 PM
Oh yeah -- KFOG used to play Train.  Now they just pull it out so that all the 90s songs don't have to be Sheryl Crow.

They've also gotta dig deep for their 60s tracks.  Really?  The Troggs?  It's almost funny.

Did Dave say that? I think they've probably gotta work hard to find '60s tracks that won't make the younger demo change the station.  ;)

I've been frankly getting pretty fed up with their 60's cuts during Rock of Ages week.  I think on Monday I heard something that was a 1HW (can't recall it since) but everything since has been Beatles-Stones-CCR-Doors - major Hall of Fame stuff - sounds just like KFOX.  I think the closest thing to a rarity I heard all week (and working from home I've listened to many more hours this week than usual) was The Kingsmen.  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 24, 2008, 09:38:26 PM
Dave just related a phone call from some guy wanting to know who did "it's going to take some time" -- it was driving him crazy. And Dave says he couldn't think of it until he hung up. "It's the Carpenters!" Well, yes, but also Carole King, who wrote it, Dave.
Heh, the only version of the song I've ever actually heard was Dishwalla's cover for the If I Were a Carpenter comp.  (Which is a must-own, IMHO.)

Speaking of must-own, I can't believe you don't have a decent Carpenters anthol. Turn in your Friend-of-Dorothy(and Karen) Card!

But the covers comp is pretty fab -- Shonen Knife's "Top of the World" is one of the great power-pop tracks of the last 2 years, IMHO.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on April 24, 2008, 11:02:02 PM
Dave just related a phone call from some guy wanting to know who did "it's going to take some time" -- it was driving him crazy. And Dave says he couldn't think of it until he hung up. "It's the Carpenters!" Well, yes, but also Carole King, who wrote it, Dave.
Heh, the only version of the song I've ever actually heard was Dishwalla's cover for the If I Were a Carpenter comp.  (Which is a must-own, IMHO.)

Speaking of must-own, I can't believe you don't have a decent Carpenters anthol. Turn in your Friend-of-Dorothy(and Karen) Card!

I own an indecent one.  It's missing not only IGTTSTTT, but also "Solitaire" and "Touch Me When We're Dancing" and "Ticket to Ride."
Title: Re: Rock I haven't heard in Ages
Post by: darryl on April 25, 2008, 08:40:04 AM
Oh yeah -- KFOG used to play Train.  Now they just pull it out so that all the 90s songs don't have to be Sheryl Crow.

They've also gotta dig deep for their 60s tracks.  Really?  The Troggs?  It's almost funny.

Did Dave say that? I think they've probably gotta work hard to find '60s tracks that won't make the younger demo change the station.  ;)

I've been frankly getting pretty fed up with their 60's cuts during Rock of Ages week.  I think on Monday I heard something that was a 1HW (can't recall it since) but everything since has been Beatles-Stones-CCR-Doors - major Hall of Fame stuff - sounds just like KFOX.  I think the closest thing to a rarity I heard all week (and working from home I've listened to many more hours this week than usual) was The Kingsmen.  >:( >:( >:(

Just played Sly & The Family Stone's "Stand".  Love that tune.  Also love the Liquid Jesus version off of the Pump Up The Volume soundtrack.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on April 25, 2008, 08:42:32 AM
Dave just related a phone call from some guy wanting to know who did "it's going to take some time" -- it was driving him crazy. And Dave says he couldn't think of it until he hung up. "It's the Carpenters!" Well, yes, but also Carole King, who wrote it, Dave.
Heh, the only version of the song I've ever actually heard was Dishwalla's cover for the If I Were a Carpenter comp.  (Which is a must-own, IMHO.)

Speaking of must-own, I can't believe you don't have a decent Carpenters anthol. Turn in your Friend-of-Dorothy(and Karen) Card!

But the covers comp is pretty fab -- Shonen Knife's "Top of the World" is one of the great power-pop tracks of the last 2 years, IMHO.

That version of "Top of the World" has to go back further than 2 years.  We used it for my wife's section of our wedding reception slideshow back in 2002.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 25, 2008, 08:46:44 AM
Dave just related a phone call from some guy wanting to know who did "it's going to take some time" -- it was driving him crazy. And Dave says he couldn't think of it until he hung up. "It's the Carpenters!" Well, yes, but also Carole King, who wrote it, Dave.
Heh, the only version of the song I've ever actually heard was Dishwalla's cover for the If I Were a Carpenter comp.  (Which is a must-own, IMHO.)

Speaking of must-own, I can't believe you don't have a decent Carpenters anthol. Turn in your Friend-of-Dorothy(and Karen) Card!

But the covers comp is pretty fab -- Shonen Knife's "Top of the World" is one of the great power-pop tracks of the last 2 years, IMHO.

That version of "Top of the World" has to go back further than 2 years.  We used it for my wife's section of our wedding reception slideshow back in 2002.

Sorry, typo: meant to say "last 20 years"
Title: Re: Rock I haven't heard in Ages
Post by: RGMike on April 25, 2008, 09:19:04 AM
Oh yeah -- KFOG used to play Train.  Now they just pull it out so that all the 90s songs don't have to be Sheryl Crow.

They've also gotta dig deep for their 60s tracks.  Really?  The Troggs?  It's almost funny.

Did Dave say that? I think they've probably gotta work hard to find '60s tracks that won't make the younger demo change the station.  ;)

I've been frankly getting pretty fed up with their 60's cuts during Rock of Ages week.  I think on Monday I heard something that was a 1HW (can't recall it since) but everything since has been Beatles-Stones-CCR-Doors - major Hall of Fame stuff - sounds just like KFOX.  I think the closest thing to a rarity I heard all week (and working from home I've listened to many more hours this week than usual) was The Kingsmen.  >:( >:( >:(

well, here's the Byrds' "So You Wanna Be a R'R Star", one you don't hear every day. If they'd followed it with Patti Smith's cover I'd've had an orgasm.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 25, 2008, 09:37:08 AM
Duffy just blew the studio crew away with "Mercy" -- have mercy indeed!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on April 25, 2008, 09:40:12 AM
Duffy just blew the studio crew away with "Mercy" -- have mercy indeed!

and now she's doing a cover of Otis' "These Arms of Mine"!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on April 25, 2008, 09:45:36 AM
Duffy just blew the studio crew away with "Mercy" -- have mercy indeed!

and now she's doing a cover of Otis' "These Arms of Mine"!

I'm sorry I missed that!  But I bet I'll hear it at year's end on the next LFTA comp.
Title: Re: Rock I haven't heard in Ages
Post by: mshray on April 25, 2008, 11:58:15 AM
Oh yeah -- KFOG used to play Train.  Now they just pull it out so that all the 90s songs don't have to be Sheryl Crow.

They've also gotta dig deep for their 60s tracks.  Really?  The Troggs?  It's almost funny.

Did Dave say that? I think they've probably gotta work hard to find '60s tracks that won't make the younger demo change the station.  ;)

I've been frankly getting pretty fed up with their 60's cuts during Rock of Ages week.  I think on Monday I heard something that was a 1HW (can't recall it since) but everything since has been Beatles-Stones-CCR-Doors - major Hall of Fame stuff - sounds just like KFOX.  I think the closest thing to a rarity I heard all week (and working from home I've listened to many more hours this week than usual) was The Kingsmen.  >:( >:( >:(

well, here's the Byrds' "So You Wanna Be a R'R Star", one you don't hear every day. If they'd followed it with Patti Smith's cover I'd've had an orgasm.

No, not everyday, that's true, but...I guess my feeling is that when they make a big deal of "going deep into the Wall of CD's", I'm entitled to expect more.  But for all I  know, they just ran out and bought about 15 greatest hits CD's and that would have covered everything I've heard.
Title: Re: Rock I haven't heard in Ages
Post by: RGMike on April 25, 2008, 12:38:02 PM
Oh yeah -- KFOG used to play Train.  Now they just pull it out so that all the 90s songs don't have to be Sheryl Crow.

They've also gotta dig deep for their 60s tracks.  Really?  The Troggs?  It's almost funny.

Did Dave say that? I think they've probably gotta work hard to find '60s tracks that won't make the younger demo change the station.  ;)

I've been frankly getting pretty fed up with their 60's cuts during Rock of Ages week.  I think on Monday I heard something that was a 1HW (can't recall it since) but everything since has been Beatles-Stones-CCR-Doors - major Hall of Fame stuff - sounds just like KFOX.  I think the closest thing to a rarity I heard all week (and working from home I've listened to many more hours this week than usual) was The Kingsmen.  >:( >:( >:(

well, here's the Byrds' "So You Wanna Be a R'R Star", one you don't hear every day. If they'd followed it with Patti Smith's cover I'd've had an orgasm.

No, not everyday, that's true, but...I guess my feeling is that when they make a big deal of "going deep into the Wall of CD's", I'm entitled to expect more.  But for all I  know, they just ran out and bought about 15 greatest hits CD's and that would have covered everything I've heard.

Oh, You're quite right.  It seems to me that all the '60 sets we hear on various 10@10s, even Rob's and Ginger's, tend to be heavy on staples ("Up on Cripple Creek" and "Goin' Up the Country" spring to mind) in a way that '70s sets are not.  It's demographic cover-your-ass thinking on the part of radio in general -- play something too obscure and 20-somethings tune away, even if every one of *us* are sitting here posting "OMFG! BOSFRA!"
Title: Re: Rock I haven't heard in Ages
Post by: Gazoo on April 26, 2008, 12:12:17 AM
It's demographic cover-your-ass thinking on the part of radio in general -- play something too obscure and 20-somethings tune away, even if every one of *us* are sitting here posting "OMFG! BOSFRA!"

Ha ha!  Well said.
Title: Re: Rock I haven't heard in Ages
Post by: ggould on April 27, 2008, 03:20:13 PM
It's demographic cover-your-ass thinking on the part of radio in general -- play something too obscure and 20-somethings tune away, even if every one of *us* are sitting here posting "OMFG! BOSFRA!"
Ha ha!  Well said.
So, the BOSFRA thing threw me for a loop, and I went over to the club lingo topic and figured it out!
Title: Re: Rock I haven't heard in Ages
Post by: RGMike on April 27, 2008, 06:14:25 PM
It's demographic cover-your-ass thinking on the part of radio in general -- play something too obscure and 20-somethings tune away, even if every one of *us* are sitting here posting "OMFG! BOSFRA!"
Ha ha!  Well said.
So, the BOSFRA thing threw me for a loop, and I went over to the club lingo topic and figured it out!

a very recent addition to the glossary.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on April 29, 2008, 11:39:07 AM
I don't doubt your observations about the 60s songs during Rock of Ages week, but big props to Annalisa who, independent of that promotion, just pulled out the Gregg Allman solo version of Midnight Rider (circa 73?). Hadn't heard that one in a good while. (Just checked the DB, and it's in there only once--six years ago almost to the day: April 30, 2002. I would hope KFOG has played it sometime since then. ;) )
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on April 29, 2008, 11:41:33 AM
I don't doubt your observations about the 60s songs during Rock of Ages week, but big props to Annalisa who, independent of that promotion, just pulled out the Gregg Allman solo version of Midnight Rider (circa 73?). Hadn't heard that one in a good while. (Just checked the DB, and it's in there only once--six years ago almost to the day: April 30, 2002. I would hope KFOG has played it sometime since then. ;) )

Shortly after my rant on Friday Annalisa played The Contours, so props for that.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on May 16, 2008, 09:53:50 AM
Heard now on KFOG, 10 minutes before 10@10: new Coldplay, "Violet Hill."  VERY impressed!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on May 16, 2008, 11:27:37 AM
A caller got Dave to play the new Journey song this morning, because it's "awesome!"  So he did, and the morning crew, and one caller, were embarrassed to say that it was good. 

But it wasn't, so I was embarrassed for them.

Just more of the same, post when-they-were-good Journey, if you ask me. 
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on May 16, 2008, 05:24:07 PM
A caller got Dave to play the new Journey song this morning, because it's "awesome!"  So he did, and the morning crew, and one caller, were embarrassed to say that it was good. 

But it wasn't, so I was embarrassed for them.

Just more of the same, post when-they-were-good Journey, if you ask me. 

I made a similar comment on the WDRV thread after Mike gave a WOS to the Journey tune Bob played.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on May 16, 2008, 05:27:19 PM
Heard now on KFOG, 10 minutes before 10@10: new Coldplay, "Violet Hill."  VERY impressed!

I liked it a lot on first hearing as well.  It's been in heavy KFOG rotation for about 2 weeks now.  I got the free download from the Coldplay  website (along with about 2 million others at last count).  I still like it, but if KFOG gives it the Plain White T's treatment, I'm sure I'll get over it quickly.

BTW, I did the download because my 8 yr old said he really liked it on first listen (we were in the car at the time).
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on May 20, 2008, 09:24:42 AM
Annalisa just played "Lover of the Bayou", by Mudcrutch.  Sounded really good, more guitar oriented than most Heartbreakers stuff.  I liked it.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 20, 2008, 09:29:58 AM
Annalisa just played "Lover of the Bayou", by Mudcrutch.  Sounded really good, more guitar oriented than most Heartbreakers stuff.  I liked it.

When Petty runs out of Byrds covers, the world will end.  But yeah, it's nicely done. I always thought McGuinn should do an album of Petty tunes.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on May 30, 2008, 09:56:36 AM
The "Acoustic Sunrise" ad at 5 before the hour played a clip from Willie Nelson's "Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other."  I was so delighted when that charted Hot 100 on its iTunes sales.  Does/did KFOG actually play it?
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on May 30, 2008, 09:59:44 AM
The "Acoustic Sunrise" ad at 5 before the hour played a clip from Willie Nelson's "Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other."  I was so delighted when that charted Hot 100 on its iTunes sales.  Does/did KFOG actually play it?

they played it for a couple of weeks at the time it came out. As did KPIG.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 01, 2008, 12:18:24 PM
interesting Ben Fong-Torres column in today's Chron about repetition on KFOG and other stations:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/01/PK6T10R1GI.DTL
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: ggould on June 01, 2008, 07:54:52 PM
interesting Ben Fong-Torres column in today's Chron about repetition on KFOG and other stations:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/01/PK6T10R1GI.DTL
I like Ben a lot, and would tend to agree.  I even hear certain songs on KPIG in what seems like heavy rotation for them now and then.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on June 28, 2008, 10:25:17 PM
I just tuned past KFOG on my way to KPOO, and they were playing the Soup Dragons' fab Stones cover, "I'm Free" -- I can't recall ever hearing that in regular KFOG rotation.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on July 01, 2008, 04:24:02 PM
Couldn't find a great thread for this...

Anyway, has anybody else noticed the new advertising campaign from Shreve and Company?  Gay marraige is finally mainstream -- a major jeweler has recognized a growing market.  I love America.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 01, 2008, 09:03:41 PM
Couldn't find a great thread for this...

Anyway, has anybody else noticed the new advertising campaign from Shreve and Company?  Gay marraige is finally mainstream -- a major jeweler has recognized a growing market.  I love America.

I'm shocked Tom Shane didn't jump on it first!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on July 02, 2008, 10:05:34 AM
Just read (in DM's blog, of all places) that Mike Powers is leaving KFOG to do an evening shift somewhere in LA. His last KFOG broadcast will be this Sunday.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 02, 2008, 10:10:16 AM
Just read (in DM's blog, of all places) that Mike Powers is leaving KFOG to do an evening shift somewhere in LA. His last KFOG broadcast will be this Sunday.

He's also been doing the afternoon sports updates on KNBR of late.  Cumulus will miss him.
Title: You phenomenal human beings...
Post by: urth on July 20, 2008, 12:03:50 AM
Was just catching up on Ben Fong Torres' radio columns on SFGate, and read the one from last Sunday, which features a lengthy interview with KFOG's own Annalisa, and includes a few tidbits about her that I did not know. Like her real name: Lisa Parsiale. And also there's a mention that she has a boyfriend. Which runs counter to what we'd heard around here, but anyone can change their minds I guess.

Anyway, worth the read if you haven't already:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/13/PKP111IRJG.DTL&hw=Radio+Waves&sn=002&sc=788
Title: Re: You phenomenal human beings...
Post by: RGMike on July 20, 2008, 11:19:24 AM
Was just catching up on Ben Fong Torres' radio columns on SFGate, and read the one from last Sunday, which features a lengthy interview with KFOG's own Annalisa, and includes a few tidbits about her that I did not know. Like her real name: Lisa Parsiale. And also there's a mention that she has a boyfriend. Which runs counter to what we'd heard around here, but anyone can change their minds I guess.


Hrm.  Considering we heard that from Irish Greg himself (and not "a friend-of-a-friend whose cousin told us..." sorta thing) that's kind of interesting. 
Title: Re: You phenomenal human beings...
Post by: Gazoo on July 20, 2008, 02:28:10 PM
Was just catching up on Ben Fong Torres' radio columns on SFGate, and read the one from last Sunday, which features a lengthy interview with KFOG's own Annalisa, and includes a few tidbits about her that I did not know. Like her real name: Lisa Parsiale. And also there's a mention that she has a boyfriend. Which runs counter to what we'd heard around here, but anyone can change their minds I guess.


Hrm.  Considering we heard that from Irish Greg himself (and not "a friend-of-a-friend whose cousin told us..." sorta thing) that's kind of interesting. 
It's sexy to be flexy.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on July 21, 2008, 10:22:32 AM
Go check out the finalists for the LFTA15 cover contest. One of the entries is a takeoff on American Gothic, with Rosalie and Dave's heads photoshopped in. It's not good enough to win, but clever nonetheless...
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 21, 2008, 10:23:55 AM
Go check out the finalists for the LFTA15 cover contest. One of the entries is a takeoff on American Gothic, with Rosalie and Dave's heads photoshopped in. It's not good enough to win, but clever nonetheless...

They've been talking about it on the Morning Show and "encouraging" folks to vote for it.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on July 21, 2008, 11:03:48 AM
Go check out the finalists for the LFTA15 cover contest. One of the entries is a takeoff on American Gothic, with Rosalie and Dave's heads photoshopped in. It's not good enough to win, but clever nonetheless...

They've been talking about it on the Morning Show and "encouraging" folks to vote for it.

Greg & Renee are doing the 'encouraging', Dave is being self-deprecating. 

I voted for it.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on July 21, 2008, 09:54:35 PM
Go check out the finalists for the LFTA15 cover contest. One of the entries is a takeoff on American Gothic, with Rosalie and Dave's heads photoshopped in. It's not good enough to win, but clever nonetheless...

They've been talking about it on the Morning Show and "encouraging" folks to vote for it.

Greg & Renee are doing the 'encouraging', Dave is being self-deprecating. 

I voted for it.
I also voted for it. There were a few other covers I liked as well.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 29, 2008, 08:46:55 AM
Live music alert: The Fixx will perform in the 9:00 hour on KFOG this morning.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on July 29, 2008, 10:56:40 AM
Live music alert: The Fixx will perform in the 9:00 hour on KFOG this morning.

Actually they were on around 8:30.  The lead singer is very funny.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Wayback on July 29, 2008, 02:36:05 PM
Piece on Bay Area morning DJ's.  Morey is called a "crank"; guess we all can be cranky some mornings:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=29&entry_id=28615 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=29&entry_id=28615)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on July 29, 2008, 03:00:15 PM
Piece on Bay Area morning DJ's.  Morey is called a "crank"; guess we all can be cranky some mornings:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=29&entry_id=28615 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=29&entry_id=28615)

I posted a comment there and said Dave was a "treasure", but i will say that he has had more than a few cranky mornings in the last few years. If you don't have a long history of listening to Dave regularly (I suspect the author of that blog doesn't) than you can't possibly put a couple of random mornings into the overall context of his 26 years on KFOG. Not to mention everything we've gleaned from *Dave's* blog!

ETA: I went back to read the comments that were posted after I posted mine... I can't believe the number of people who think Fernando & Greg on Energy 92.7 are "hilarious". Yeesh.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on July 29, 2008, 03:44:19 PM
Piece on Bay Area morning DJ's.  Morey is called a "crank"; guess we all can be cranky some mornings:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=29&entry_id=28615 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=29&entry_id=28615)

I posted a comment there and said Dave was a "treasure", but i will say that he has had more than a few cranky mornings in the last few years. If you don't have a long history of listening to Dave regularly (I suspect the author of that blog doesn't) than you can't possibly put a couple of random mornings into the overall context of his 26 years on KFOG. Not to mention everything we've gleaned from *Dave's* blog!

ETA: I went back to read the comments that were posted after I posted mine... I can't believe the number of people who think Fernando & Greg on Energy 92.7 are "hilarious". Yeesh.

I find it hard to believe you let this line go, RGMike.   8)

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Peter Finch is my favorite. He's the Scottie Pippen of Bay Area morning radio.

Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 01, 2008, 09:53:15 AM
Tim Hockenberry (today's "live'n'local" musical guest) closed the show with a rather nice cover of "Like a Rolling Stone". Tho' his voice is so Cockeresque-raspy he oughta be named Tim Hock-a-loogie...
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Wayback on August 01, 2008, 01:56:51 PM
Just a quick note that I met up with mshray at today's morning show broadcast in Walnut Creek.  Nice crowd, nice weather, nice show. Unfortunately in the photo that Morey took of the crowd, now on the KFOG Morning Show page, at the table behind the 3 ladies in black upfront, you can barely see mshray in his red fleece top and I was obviously away from my chair at that moment, either off to the left waiting to ask Romanowski a question on air, or inside getting more coffee. See http://www.kfog.com/morningshow (http://www.kfog.com/morningshow)
However, later Mark and I each got a pic with Morey, while he was trying to have a cig out back by the dumpster, and I got a pic with Romo. We'll try to get those posted for y'all.  A good time was had by all!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Wayback on August 01, 2008, 02:00:55 PM
Tim Hockenberry (today's "live'n'local" musical guest) closed the show with a rather nice cover of "Like a Rolling Stone". Tho' his voice is so Cockeresque-raspy he oughta be named Tim Hock-a-loogie...
At this morning's broadcast we agreed that Hockenberry sounds like a combo of Marc Cohn and Tom Waits.  I spoke with him for a few minutes, he's from upstate NY, now lives in Mill Valley.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 20, 2008, 09:10:27 AM
This is sad.  The 9 o'clock quiz this morning is "name that vice-president."  First foghead failed on the opener, who was Carter's vp?  Second foghead got Mondale, but failed on the second question, guessing Quayle as Reagan's vp. 

Sigh.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 20, 2008, 09:23:25 AM
This is sad.  The 9 o'clock quiz this morning is "name that vice-president."  First foghead failed on the opener, who was Carter's vp?  Second foghead got Mondale, but failed on the second question, guessing Quayle as Reagan's vp. 

Sigh.

Sigh indeed. When you consider that Fogheads are smarter than American voters generally... it does not bode well. No wonder McCain's crap is working.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 20, 2008, 09:33:32 AM
The winner was pretty good, however.  Or, very quick with google.

And the final question, who is the current vp:  he answered 'Satan' and got the win!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on August 20, 2008, 10:59:10 AM
The winner was pretty good, however.  Or, very quick with google.

And the final question, who is the current vp:  he answered 'Satan' and got the win!


LOL!  Sorry I missed that.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on August 20, 2008, 08:05:17 PM
This is sad.  The 9 o'clock quiz this morning is "name that vice-president."  First foghead failed on the opener, who was Carter's vp?  Second foghead got Mondale, but failed on the second question, guessing Quayle as Reagan's vp. 

Sigh.
I have to confess that I didn't know Mondale was Carter's VP.   ???
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 21, 2008, 09:18:04 AM
This is sad.  The 9 o'clock quiz this morning is "name that vice-president."  First foghead failed on the opener, who was Carter's vp?  Second foghead got Mondale, but failed on the second question, guessing Quayle as Reagan's vp. 

Sigh.
I have to confess that I didn't know Mondale was Carter's VP.   ???

Not that surprising, considering your age.  I was having difficulty with Lyndon Johnson's vp (Humphrey), but I was under 10 years old then.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on August 22, 2008, 11:20:30 AM
this is a database question, so I suppose it's directed to Mshray, but others may know the answer.   

While browsing, I found these two rows:


Date          Year/Them  Artist  Song
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
August 23, 2001   1971   Runt   We Gotta Get You A Woman
 April 12, 2002   1970   Runt   We Gotta Get You A Woman


that's Todd Rundgren, right?    I think he's at least 5'10", so what gives?
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 22, 2008, 11:47:01 AM
this is a database question, so I suppose it's directed to Mshray, but others may know the answer.   

While browsing, I found these two rows:


Date          Year/Them  Artist  Song
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
August 23, 2001   1971   Runt   We Gotta Get You A Woman
 April 12, 2002   1970   Runt   We Gotta Get You A Woman


that's Todd Rundgren, right?    I think he's at least 5'10", so what gives?

My guess is "intern error".  The data for the Shraytabase is captured from the KFOG website (by darryl, I believe), and added to the Shraytabase -- GIGO.

Wikipedia has no information on Rundgren's stature.   But "We Gotta Get You A Woman" IS from his first solo album Runt.

ETA:  Here's something I did not know, from wiki -- a Souply Sales connection!

Quote
While Tony Sales (son of comedian Soupy Sales) handles bass on Ballad, his brother Hunt Sales (who played drums on most of 'Runt', Rundgren's solo debut)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 22, 2008, 11:49:09 AM
this is a database question, so I suppose it's directed to Mshray, but others may know the answer.   

While browsing, I found these two rows:


Date          Year/Them  Artist  Song
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
August 23, 2001   1971   Runt   We Gotta Get You A Woman
 April 12, 2002   1970   Runt   We Gotta Get You A Woman


that's Todd Rundgren, right?    I think he's at least 5'10", so what gives?

Todd's pseudonym on his first LP (post-Nazz and pre-everything else). Dunno why he chose it, I'm guessing maybe a childhood nickname? ("Hey, RUNT-gren...") 
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on August 22, 2008, 11:53:36 AM
ETA:  Here's something I did not know, from wiki -- a Souply Sales connection!

Quote
While Tony Sales (son of comedian Soupy Sales) handles bass on Ballad, his brother Hunt Sales (who played drums on most of 'Runt', Rundgren's solo debut)

the Sales boys, of course, later joined Bowie in TinMachine. Jeez, how old were they in 1970? -- 12? 13?
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on August 22, 2008, 12:29:28 PM
this is a database question, so I suppose it's directed to Mshray, but others may know the answer.   

While browsing, I found these two rows:


Date          Year/Them  Artist  Song
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
August 23, 2001   1971   Runt   We Gotta Get You A Woman
 April 12, 2002   1970   Runt   We Gotta Get You A Woman


that's Todd Rundgren, right?    I think he's at least 5'10", so what gives?

Todd's pseudonym on his first LP (post-Nazz and pre-everything else). Dunno why he chose it, I'm guessing maybe a childhood nickname? ("Hey, RUNT-gren...") 
This is all news to me, including the Sales info.  I thought Runt was a functioning band of which Todd was a member.  Either way, still sounds a lot like really early Steely Dan to these ears.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on August 22, 2008, 05:28:39 PM
this is a database question, so I suppose it's directed to Mshray, but others may know the answer.   

While browsing, I found these two rows:


Date          Year/Theme  Artist  Song
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
August 23, 2001   1971   Runt   We Gotta Get You A Woman
 April 12, 2002   1970   Runt   We Gotta Get You A Woman


that's Todd Rundgren, right?    I think he's at least 5'10", so what gives?



Yep, that's Todd, but this song (and the album it was released on) were issued under the name "Runt", a play on his last name I'd guess. I think this was his first solo release after Nazz broke up, and prior to Something/Anything.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on August 25, 2008, 09:44:45 AM
Rod, are you going to "Golf With the Raiders"?  Charity event in Pleasanton.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 25, 2008, 10:09:09 AM
Rod, are you going to "Golf With the Raiders"?  Charity event in Pleasanton.

Haven't heard anything about it, but those things are usually kind of pricey.  It's a pricey enough hobby already.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 18, 2008, 09:52:09 AM
Gawd I hate this Jason Mraz song. He may think he's givin' it his "bestest" but I beg to differ. Fingernails on a blackboard.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on September 18, 2008, 10:07:46 AM
Gawd I hate this Jason Mraz song. He may think he's givin' it his "bestest" but I beg to differ. Fingernails on a blackboard.

Haha, that's my favorite album of the year, and one of my favorite singles.  Of course, I've been a Mraz fan since his debut and have a silly crush on him.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 18, 2008, 10:16:44 AM
Gawd I hate this Jason Mraz song. He may think he's givin' it his "bestest" but I beg to differ. Fingernails on a blackboard.

Haha, that's my favorite album of the year, and one of my favorite singles.  Of course, I've been a Mraz fan since his debut and have a silly crush on him.

"silly" is the word, all right. Saw him recently doing talking-head duty on one of those VH-1 '80s things, with his smirk and his hipster hat. Ugh.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on September 18, 2008, 10:49:53 PM
Just noticed that the KFOG web site is sporting new head shots of all of the airstaff (although Rosalie is wearing the same jacket she had on in the old one). Good shots of Dave and Annalisa, but Renee looks like she's rolling her eyes in hers. And Big Rick's mug is half in shadow--who signed off on that one?

http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/

But the KFOG blog pages are still MIA.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on September 18, 2008, 11:27:26 PM
Just noticed that the KFOG web site is sporting new head shots of all of the airstaff (although Rosalie is wearing the same jacket she had on in the old one). Good shots of Dave and Annalisa, but Renee looks like she's rolling her eyes in hers. And Big Rick's mug is half in shadow--who signed off on that one?

http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/

But the KFOG blog pages are still MIA.
Great pics, but... Renee does need a re-do unless slightly silly is the desired look. I think Big Ricks is fine. Artistic shadowing.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on September 19, 2008, 09:51:58 AM
I don't know why I was so pleased to hear the full "Layla" at 10 before the hour.  But it's a perfect song for right now.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 19, 2008, 10:01:56 AM
Just noticed that the KFOG web site is sporting new head shots of all of the airstaff (although Rosalie is wearing the same jacket she had on in the old one). Good shots of Dave and Annalisa, but Renee looks like she's rolling her eyes in hers. And Big Rick's mug is half in shadow--who signed off on that one?

http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/

But the KFOG blog pages are still MIA.
Great pics, but... Renee does need a re-do unless slightly silly is the desired look. I think Big Ricks is fine. Artistic shadowing.

Is Big Rick planning a career with the WWF?  Talk a bout looking COMPLETELY different than the previous pic:

(http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/images/rick_stuart.jpg)

He's lost some serious weight since the Live 105 days when he weighed over 300 lbs.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 19, 2008, 10:15:58 AM
Just noticed that the KFOG web site is sporting new head shots of all of the airstaff (although Rosalie is wearing the same jacket she had on in the old one). Good shots of Dave and Annalisa, but Renee looks like she's rolling her eyes in hers. And Big Rick's mug is half in shadow--who signed off on that one?

http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/

But the KFOG blog pages are still MIA.
Great pics, but... Renee does need a re-do unless slightly silly is the desired look. I think Big Ricks is fine. Artistic shadowing.

Is Big Rick planning a career with the WWF?  Talk a bout looking COMPLETELY different than the previous pic:

(http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/images/rick_stuart.jpg)

He's lost some serious weight since the Live 105 days when he weighed over 300 lbs.

Sometime during his show yesterday he mentioned that he and a buddy had gone for a long and arduous bike ride earlier in the day.  So I guess he's been working on his physical fitness some.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on September 19, 2008, 10:23:17 AM
Just noticed that the KFOG web site is sporting new head shots of all of the airstaff (although Rosalie is wearing the same jacket she had on in the old one). Good shots of Dave and Annalisa, but Renee looks like she's rolling her eyes in hers. And Big Rick's mug is half in shadow--who signed off on that one?

http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/

But the KFOG blog pages are still MIA.
Great pics, but... Renee does need a re-do unless slightly silly is the desired look. I think Big Ricks is fine. Artistic shadowing.

Is Big Rick planning a career with the WWF?  Talk a bout looking COMPLETELY different than the previous pic:

(http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/images/rick_stuart.jpg)

He's lost some serious weight since the Live 105 days when he weighed over 300 lbs.

Yeah, his nickname wasn't just based on his personality. Good for him, though--couldn't have been easy. (Just had another observation on his new pic: think Zippy the Pinhead.)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on September 19, 2008, 11:04:12 AM
Renee (not Renel!) is doing a happy hour today at the Ramp (http://www.ramprestaurant.com), from 5:00.  I have happy hour plans in Mtn View, but it sounds like fun.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Wayback on September 19, 2008, 11:11:42 AM
I noticed on Dave's Blog a photo from 8/1 Live & Local Walnut Creek. That's me in middle (sportcoat) and mshray at left (blue shirt, red jacket), we're talking with KFOG engineer: http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#0801 (http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#0801)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on September 19, 2008, 11:24:19 AM
Renee (not Renel!) is doing a happy hour today at the Ramp (http://www.ramprestaurant.com), from 5:00.  I have happy hour plans in Mtn View, but it sounds like fun.

no wonder she was off this morning -- she was resting up to par-TAY!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on September 19, 2008, 02:17:20 PM
I noticed on Dave's Blog a photo from 8/1 Live & Local Walnut Creek. That's me in middle (sportcoat) and mshray at left (blue shirt, red jacket), we're talking with KFOG engineer: http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#0801 (http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#0801)

Right below all that is the following, which could also be on the Funny Stuff thread.  Several of these are side-splitters.

In case you missed it. Here is the Washington Post's Mensa Invitationalwhich once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary,alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply A new definition. The winners are:

Cashtration: The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an a--hole.

Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

Bozone: The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows
little sign of breaking down in the near future.

Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't … get it.

Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

Karmageddon: It's when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, and then the Earth explodes, and it's a serious bummer.

Glibido: All talk and no action.

Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

Arachnoleptic Fit: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

heehee?

OK.

THANKS to everyone for the great time this morning.
Enjoy the weekend.

-Dave

Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on September 23, 2008, 11:41:29 PM
Sorry, late to the discussion, but re: those new photos -- yipes!

These two look like they're posing for the high school yearbook:
(http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/images/08renee_Richardson207x173.jpg)(http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/images/08gregMcQuaid207x173.jpg)

Not so much in their previous photos:
(http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/images/renee.jpg)(http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/images/greg_mcquaid.jpg)

And I've gotta agree w/urth on Big Rick's readiness for WWF:
(http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/images/rick_stuart.jpg)(http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/images/08BigRick207x173.jpg)

Rosalie *lurves* that jacket:
(http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/images/rosalie_howarth.jpg)(http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/images/08rosalieHowarth207x173.jpg)

And I think Peter lost some weight too.  Or he looks thinner w/o glasses.  Also, he's got a much cooler looking pose.
(http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/images/peter_finch.jpg)(http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/images/08peter_Finch207x173.jpg)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on September 24, 2008, 09:45:52 AM
When Wayback Dave & I were at the Walnut Creek Live 'n' Local we chatted a bit with Renee who admitted to losing ten pounds, and she said Peter lost over 40.  It clearly showed.

Greg on the other hand has bulked up a tad.  About four years ago I hung with him at a remote & he chain smoked worse than Dave.  Now he's running marathons and winning bike races.

BTW, Darryl, did you attend the Live 'n' Local at Gordon Biersch in SJ again this year?
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on September 24, 2008, 10:27:04 AM
Hey mshray -- yeah, we were there (Morning Show remote in SJ).  Sorry, I totally forgot to check in here to see who else would be there.

Here's some of my photos:

http://flickr.com/photos/notatinklefan/sets/72157606796319788/

Don "Elvis" was pretty great.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on September 24, 2008, 04:12:24 PM
Hey mshray -- yeah, we were there (Morning Show remote in SJ).  Sorry, I totally forgot to check in here to see who else would be there.

Here's some of my photos:

http://flickr.com/photos/notatinklefan/sets/72157606796319788/

Don "Elvis" was pretty great.


I wasn't there, although I really wanted to be.  That was the mornign that we went to the title company and spent 90 minutes signing documents for our new house.  Beer for breakfast woulda been a lot more fun.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on September 24, 2008, 08:40:42 PM
I wasn't there, although I really wanted to be.  That was the mornign that we went to the title company and spent 90 minutes signing documents for our new house.  Beer for breakfast woulda been a lot more fun.

Well hey, to be able to buy a new house in current times is something.  Guess you got a good price *and* a good interest rate?  How was it getting the loan?  I hear they're a little more stringent now.  :-}

I forewent the beer, but we decided to hit the breakfast buffet as things were winding down (maybe around 9-9:30AM), and our waiter/waitress conveniently forgot to bill us for it.  I believe we still left a nice tip out of guilt.

--Darryl
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on September 29, 2008, 10:39:27 AM
Listening to KFOG over the weeekend, and I gotta say that this Webster character is not growing on me.  Glad that Annalisa is filling in for Dave & not him this week.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on September 29, 2008, 12:21:17 PM
Listening to KFOG over the weeekend, and I gotta say that this Webster character is not growing on me.  Glad that Annalisa is filling in for Dave & not him this week.

I find Annalisa's delivery to be one of the most annoying things on KFOG... even more than hearing Coldplay's "La Vida Loca" for the fourth time in a day.  Sometimes she's got this sing-song-y delivery that borders on baby talk.  you usually hear it when she first checks onto the Air:  you hear the recorded voice of Dave Morey (something like "Wanna hear one more classic song from the 10 at 10 set?  Here's Annalisa with a bonus track..") and then she breaks in with her "I'm talking to Romper Room" voice:  'THANK you, dave MORey..."

man, I'm cranky today.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 03, 2008, 09:55:12 AM
Is this "Say Hey (I Love You)" song by Michael Franti a big hit, chart-wise? 'cause it sure deserves to be -- it sounds like people should be singing it at baseball games 'n' stuff.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on October 03, 2008, 09:56:31 AM
Is this "Say Hey (I Love You)" song by Michael Franti a big hit, chart-wise? 'cause it sure deserves to be -- it sounds like people should be singing it at baseball games 'n' stuff.

Thanks for ID'ing it.  Reminds me of "Iko Iko."
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on October 08, 2008, 10:27:46 AM
anyone else hear the 9:00 Pop Quiz today?  The prize was 3rd row Santana seats, so the category was "Famous 3rds", as in 'Breakfast, Lunch & ...'

It took several callers to get through the whole thing, and one guy in the middle gave the following answer:

Renee: Peter, Greg & ...

Foghead: Dave

and after about 1.6 seconds of hemming and hawing, they disqualified him and the next caller said 'Bobby'.

I was driving and laughing as loud as I've laughed in some time.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 08, 2008, 10:33:57 AM
anyone else hear the 9:00 Pop Quiz today?  The prize was 3rd row Santana seats, so the category was "Famous 3rds", as in 'Breakfast, Lunch & ...'

It took several callers to get through the whole thing, and one guy in the middle gave the following answer:

Renee: Peter, Greg & ...

Foghead: Dave

and after about 1.6 seconds of hemming and hawing, they disqualified him and the next caller said 'Bobby'.

I was driving and laughing as loud as I've laughed in some time.

that's funny, 'cause I woulda said Dave too, probably.

In the 6am hour they were giving away Buffett tix (Jimmy, not Warren) and you had to name your fave Buffett LP and then name as many songs from it as possible. One woman couldn't name a single album (then why do you want tickets, lady?).
Title: A Day in the life of the morning show
Post by: urth on October 13, 2008, 12:39:11 PM
Just noticed a promo for this on the KFOG webpage front door carousel. A short video about how the morning starts for the guys on the Morning show. Kind of amusing. Go here:

http://www.kfog.com/default.asp#fogvision
Title: Re: A Day in the life of the morning show
Post by: RGMike on October 13, 2008, 04:02:30 PM
Just noticed a promo for this on the KFOG webpage front door carousel. A short video about how the morning starts for the guys on the Morning show. Kind of amusing. Go here:

http://www.kfog.com/default.asp#fogvision

I didn't see any diff between Renee "before" and Renee "after". LOL! But I love that she really does blow that Sleep Train whistle.
Title: Re: A Day in the life of the morning show
Post by: Tinka Cat on October 14, 2008, 12:39:44 PM
Just noticed a promo for this on the KFOG webpage front door carousel. A short video about how the morning starts for the guys on the Morning show. Kind of amusing. Go here:

http://www.kfog.com/default.asp#fogvision

I didn't see any diff between Renee "before" and Renee "after". LOL! But I love that she really does blow that Sleep Train whistle.

Dave sorta snapped at Greg in that clip, didn't he?    ah, family dynamics...

Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on October 17, 2008, 08:32:57 AM
Alicat just called me to say she heard Dave Morey announce his retirement from the Morning Show effective Dec 19th.  He will carry on with the 10@10's, but nothing else.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 17, 2008, 08:36:08 AM
Alicat just called me to say she heard Dave Morey announce his retirement from the Morning Show effective Dec 19th.  He will carry on with the 10@10's, but nothing else.

Paging Webster?
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on October 17, 2008, 08:37:52 AM
Alicat just called me to say she heard Dave Morey announce his retirement from the Morning Show effective Dec 19th.  He will carry on with the 10@10's, but nothing else.

Seems obvious that they'd promote from within since their deejays have such an established brand.  I vote for Big Rick, but it'll prob be Annalisa or Webster.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 17, 2008, 08:48:25 AM
Dave's blog has details. Listeners are getting teary-eyed. "I'll miss your bedroom voice!"

http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#masterplan

great pic of young Dave.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on October 17, 2008, 08:48:36 AM
Alicat just called me to say she heard Dave Morey announce his retirement from the Morning Show effective Dec 19th.  He will carry on with the 10@10's, but nothing else.

Seems obvious that they'd promote from within since their deejays have such an established brand.  I vote for Big Rick, but it'll prob be Annalisa or Webster.

I know Tinka doesn't want it to be Annalisa, but I sure don't want it to be Webster.  And I can't imagine Rick being an interview-the-guests type of guy.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 17, 2008, 08:52:23 AM
Alicat just called me to say she heard Dave Morey announce his retirement from the Morning Show effective Dec 19th.  He will carry on with the 10@10's, but nothing else.

Seems obvious that they'd promote from within since their deejays have such an established brand.  I vote for Big Rick, but it'll prob be Annalisa or Webster.

I know Tinka doesn't want it to be Annalisa, but I sure don't want it to be Webster.  And I can't imagine Rick being an interview-the-guests type of guy.

or a get-up-at-3am guy! LOL!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on October 17, 2008, 09:03:01 AM
Apparently Dave posted his pllans on his blog but I can't get to it yet. Selling his 2br in Novato too. I knew the day would come but I'm not ready.

eta:
the master plan, http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#masterplan

Writing the first line of this – that’s the hardest part.
Let’s just jump into it and say:

I’m retiring.

Wait. That makes me sound really old.
Let’s try:

Dear Fogheads,
After much thought, I’ve decided….

Nope. That’s going to sound like we’re mad at each other.

How about this?
Memo format:

To: All
From: Me
Re: The Master Plan.

It is time to announce my retirement…EVEN THOUGH I AM NOT THAT OLD.
My decision.
Last show for KFOG will be Friday, December 19th.

Here’s the deal:
I’ve been thinking about this for a couple years. Thanks to excellent planning and despite global collapse of the financial industry, I will be able to realize a dream I’ve had for a long time.

I’m leaving the Bay Area – returning to Michigan. It’s hard to explain to someone who’s not from there so I won’t even try. I think y’all know how I feel about the Midwest.

I’m pretty much done with radio although I will be doing 10@10 and other stuff for KFOG from the luxurious state-of-the-art home studio located on the 2nd floor loft of my lakefront villa.

Mostly though – I’m gonna watch the sun rise over a Great Lake, smoke cigarettes legally, read, bicycle, work at the library, explore the Upper, write, do some pirate radio, walk the beach, screen movies for friends, rake leaves, grow green beans, motorcycle, think about stuff, visit old friends, make new ones, shovel snow, take pictures, wait for thunderstorms, and….and…………

It’s been a great run. 26 years with KFOG. That’s something I’m very proud of and grateful for.

I’ve always been lucky that way.

The past few years…working with Peter and Greg and Renee. It’s the best. I will miss them. They are family. People say they love KFOG’s Morning Show because we sound like we really like each other. I’m telling you now – that ain’t no put-on. I think I can speak on behalf of my co-conspirators – we have a GREAT time. 4 people living and sharing totally different lifestyles and we are each so much richer for have knowing the others.

That’s my take on it.

And the others at KFOG?

The BEST!

Lots of smiles. Occasional drama too. I think I’m gonna miss that the most. Daily chats with Raquel and Joe and Karynann and Kelly and Benson and Sheri and Andrew and Steve and Kerry and Chuck and Special and Brian and….

THIS list could go on for pages and pages.

Let’s cut to:

Over the years I’ve worked with and learned from great talents at some of the bestest radio stations. The resume is pretty short compared to the average DJ. Not much bouncing around after the first 3 years.
WLAV, WSAI, WDAI….and KFOG.
Also: WAFT, WMAX, WZZM, WKTM, KSFX.
9 stations in 40 years of radio. Oh. Wait. WOAK, 89.3 FM—Dondero High School makes 10. And let’s not forget Cincinnati Community Station WAIF where I worked with John Zeh on the Gaydreams program. He’s the one who got in trouble though.

First commercial radio appearance: A 10th grade field trip to WWJ Detroit. DJ Morrie Carlson asked me to read some copy. I thought I’d flubbed it but after we broke for commercials, he said he thought I was pretty good. “Stay with it.” So I did. Got a job while in High School and summer of graduation, had to make a decision:

Go to college or take the full-time job at WAFT?

Hey - $1.60 an hour? I’ll take radio!

Geek Stuff:
I got to do top-of-the-hour legal IDs for WLS and WLW. Never worked for either but thanks to friends, my voice once E-nunciated:
“MusicRadio - WLS…Chicago”
and:
“This is WLW…Cincinnati, Ohio.”

I’ve worked every format (‘cept religious- I applied at WFUR but they took one look at my hair and said: “No openings”) Done: Top 40, MOR, Oldies, Country, AOR, Classic Rock, All-News, Disco, Urban….and most recently, AAA for the best of them all - KFOG.

I’ve worked public affairs and news.

I produced/engineered the Gospel Tones Hour. (live gospel music)
Ed & Joan’s Polka Show and Cita Musicale too.

Did traffic, continuity, production and even filled in for Sally (receptionist) at WSAI.

Been a MD and a PD.

Did mornings, middays, afternoons, evenings and….my favorite shift…overnights.

Once spent the night with ABC Broadcast Standards and Practices…and her husband.
Used to call the overnight jock at ZZM and win his contests.
Bev Bevans cruised me in the WSAI lobby.
KSFX on Polk Street just upstairs from the Giraffe – WELCOME TO SF!!!
And how about them Chocolate Chip Cookies at KFOG?

HooBoy. Too many stories----

Worked with board ops, record turners, producers. But always best – alone in the studio picking my own music and running my own board.

Proud to say: Done it all and loved almost every minute of it.

Favorite part of the job?
Running that control board. It’s like flying a plane - except nobody gets hurt when you crash. And I HAVE crashed!

But - to sit down, play music, talk one-on-one with listeners…and get paid for it - that is one fine job. And - yes….I can make comparisons. I’ve also worked as a house painter and movie theater popcorn boy/projectionist.

Lemme tell ya - Radio is the best.

And so….Thank You.

Fogheads and The Family at KFOG.

I hope you’ll miss me.


 

So – now it’s official.
Do me ONE favor. Between now and “last day” – let’s NOT get gooey.
Deal?

OK. Wanna see a picture?
Say “Yes!”


Larry took this back in….’72 was it? I thought it was a great shot but couldn’t talk the PD into using it. Me thinks he thought it was a little too….well, I’m not sure what he thought it was a little too of -

Anyway(s) – while I still have this forum, I want to share the picture and credit the photographer.

Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on October 17, 2008, 09:08:52 AM
I think this also means he has somewhat given up on the dating scene, can't imagine rural Michigan coming anywhere close to providing the same opportunities for Dave that Marin would.  And I'm pretty sure if he was in a relationship with someone who would move back to MI with him we'd have had some mention by now.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 17, 2008, 09:10:59 AM
I think this also means he has somewhat given up on the dating scene, can't imagine rural Michigan coming anywhere close to providing the same opportunities for Dave that Marin would.  And I'm pretty sure if he was in a relationship with someone who would move back to MI with him we'd have had some mention by now.

the internet, to a large extent, has changed that.  Long-term-relationships are always hard to find, but you can "hook up" anywhwere these days.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on October 17, 2008, 09:13:41 AM
Alicat just called me to say she heard Dave Morey announce his retirement from the Morning Show effective Dec 19th.  He will carry on with the 10@10's, but nothing else.

Seems obvious that they'd promote from within since their deejays have such an established brand.  I vote for Big Rick, but it'll prob be Annalisa or Webster.

I know Tinka doesn't want it to be Annalisa, but I sure don't want it to be Webster.  And I can't imagine Rick being an interview-the-guests type of guy.

or a get-up-at-3am guy! LOL!

HA! you are so right.  Rick is a roll out of bed at noon sort of dude.  I did hear him interview Chris Issak last week, though, and their interaction was fantastic.  Then again, they seem to know each other and have some natural friendliness, and Chris Issak is a great interview anytime.

I don't think Big Rick would be as fun or get away with the same kind of stuff with, say, that Zem Joaquim lady (the Green maven from Marin).
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on October 17, 2008, 09:15:08 AM
I think this also means he has somewhat given up on the dating scene, can't imagine rural Michigan coming anywhere close to providing the same opportunities for Dave that Marin would.  And I'm pretty sure if he was in a relationship with someone who would move back to MI with him we'd have had some mention by now.

the internet, to a large extent, has changed that.  Long-term-relationships are always hard to find, but you can "hook up" anywhwere these days.

I thought Dave was in a LTR...?  I guess I don't listen as often as I thought.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on October 17, 2008, 09:41:43 AM
Dave's blog has details. Listeners are getting teary-eyed. "I'll miss your bedroom voice!"

http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#masterplan

great pic of young Dave.

Holy crap. I'm....gobsmacked. Glad to hear 10@10 will continue, but have to wonder if he'll continue to do it in real time (with a T-1 line he certainly could), or they're going to be prerecorded. Hope it's the former.

ETA: Jeezus, I move out of SF and the whole place goes to hell... ;)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: ggould on October 17, 2008, 09:47:22 AM
Alicat just called me to say she heard Dave Morey announce his retirement from the Morning Show effective Dec 19th.  He will carry on with the 10@10's, but nothing else.
a big hole in my soul. :'(
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 17, 2008, 09:48:25 AM
I think this also means he has somewhat given up on the dating scene, can't imagine rural Michigan coming anywhere close to providing the same opportunities for Dave that Marin would.  And I'm pretty sure if he was in a relationship with someone who would move back to MI with him we'd have had some mention by now.

the internet, to a large extent, has changed that.  Long-term-relationships are always hard to find, but you can "hook up" anywhwere these days.

I thought Dave was in a LTR...?  I guess I don't listen as often as I thought.


Dave and Alejandro broke up ages ago, tho' they're still friends afaik
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on October 17, 2008, 10:28:25 AM
This has really turned out to be a day of losses.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on October 17, 2008, 10:31:15 AM
This has really turned out to be a day of losses.

Yeah, no kidding.

I'm trying to be happy for Dave, that he gets to retire at a relatively young age and enjoy life for a long time, one hopes.

Always knew this day would come, just figured it wouldn't be for a few years yet.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on October 17, 2008, 04:52:51 PM
I think this also means he has somewhat given up on the dating scene, can't imagine rural Michigan coming anywhere close to providing the same opportunities for Dave that Marin would.  And I'm pretty sure if he was in a relationship with someone who would move back to MI with him we'd have had some mention by now.

the internet, to a large extent, has changed that.  Long-term-relationships are always hard to find, but you can "hook up" anywhwere these days.

A caller who knew the Michigan area was trying to ferret out exactly where Dave was moving to.  He joked that it was top secret, but that there was "a boy down the road to plow the fields" or somesuch.

Most likely a joke, but we only tune in/wake up around 8-9AM, so who knows, maybe it was a reference to something earlier in the morning.

But yah, we're so sad.  As I wrote to Dave, et al, when our oldest boy (4-yo) was 2, my wife was carrying him to the 2006 Live and Local appearance at Gordon Biersch.  As they approached, when he heard Dave's voice over the speakers, he said, "I'm home."

Yah, he and his brother (9-mo), listen to a *lot* of KFOG.  And Dave will be missed.

http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/XnLp5rOJ/1005252/2558153#imageID=42682328
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on October 17, 2008, 05:01:32 PM
Alicat just called me to say she heard Dave Morey announce his retirement from the Morning Show effective Dec 19th.  He will carry on with the 10@10's, but nothing else.

Seems obvious that they'd promote from within since their deejays have such an established brand.  I vote for Big Rick, but it'll prob be Annalisa or Webster.

I know Tinka doesn't want it to be Annalisa, but I sure don't want it to be Webster.  And I can't imagine Rick being an interview-the-guests type of guy.

or a get-up-at-3am guy! LOL!

HA! you are so right.  Rick is a roll out of bed at noon sort of dude.  I did hear him interview Chris Issak last week, though, and their interaction was fantastic.  Then again, they seem to know each other and have some natural friendliness, and Chris Issak is a great interview anytime.

I don't think Big Rick would be as fun or get away with the same kind of stuff with, say, that Zem Joaquim lady (the Green maven from Marin).


That interview was hee-larious.  Especially funny when Chris and Kenny were talking (I think) about being afraid of Big Rick beating them up.  (I was imagining it was their reaction to his new WWE haircut/physique.)

But yeah, they clearly had some history, and they all started rattling off the names of various old SF nightclubs (the I-Beam?) etc.

I was actually pleasantly surprised at the interview, since Rick so rarely gets to do any.  But yeah, I imagine the schedule change would be pretty difficult.

I don't mind Webster, but I agree he might be an odd fit.  I wonder if Annalisa wants the morning slot.  Again, getting up at the crack of dawn has got to be pretty wearing on your schedule.

This is kind of an off-the-wall idea, but I think it would be a kick to have Rosalie in the morning slot.  I know not everyone here is a fan of her acoustic sunrise show, but she's got great interviewing chops.  And as my wife said, boy, Dave really stole the thunder out of this announcement that was buried in the last Foghead e-mail:

Quote
The entire KFOG family congratulates our Rosalie on her 25th anniversary at KFOG on Friday, October 17.  She's seen and done it all in her years here, and on behalf of all of the Fogheads that she's touched with her calm, compassionate connection to our radio community, we say, "Thank you."  Listen to Rosalie this weekend as she continues her KFOG legacy.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on October 17, 2008, 06:14:01 PM
on SFGate:

Ben Fong-Torres' Radio Waves column on Dave's retirement announcement (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/17/PK9413CSEQ.DTL)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 17, 2008, 09:35:30 PM
This is kind of an off-the-wall idea, but I think it would be a kick to have Rosalie in the morning slot.  I know not everyone here is a fan of her acoustic sunrise show, but she's got great interviewing chops.  And as my wife said, boy, Dave really stole the thunder out of this announcement that was buried in the last Foghead e-mail:

Quote
The entire KFOG family congratulates our Rosalie on her 25th anniversary at KFOG on Friday, October 17.  She's seen and done it all in her years here, and on behalf of all of the Fogheads that she's touched with her calm, compassionate connection to our radio community, we say, "Thank you."  Listen to Rosalie this weekend as she continues her KFOG legacy.


Indeed, I was in the car this afternoon and heard Annalisa mention the Rosalie anniv. I like her a lot, always listened to Acoustic Sunrise before KPIG came to SF.

I also noted that I heard that Pretenders "Chinese Plastic" tune for the second time today around that time (apx 3:30pm; I also heard it during Dave's shift), so after a slow start it seems to have worked its way up to heavy(er) rotation.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 18, 2008, 10:01:40 AM
Hard times at KFOG? Or just a computer glitch?

We usually get about 5 mins of commercials between the sets of a 10@10 Marathon; this morning the first couple of sets just rolled with barely a breather for a 30-second KFOG in-house promo. The sales dept cannot be pleased.

ETA: despite a lack of commercials earlier, we're just now (10:50) getting to the 5th set in the marathon (1978).  I woke up at 8:10 and heard the last song of the VT set -- a relatively short set, so if that was the first set, the marathon probably didn't start until 7:30. Guess maybe there *was* a computer snafu.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: ggould on October 18, 2008, 11:04:00 AM
Hard times at KFOG? Or just a computer glitch?

We usually get about 5 mins of commercials between the sets of a 10@10 Marathon; this morning the first couple of sets just rolled with barely a breather for a 30-second KFOG in-house promo. The sales dept cannot be pleased.

ETA: despite a lack of commercials earlier, we're just now (10:50) getting to the 5th set in the marathon (1978).  I woke up at 8:10 and heard the last song of the VT set -- a relatively short set, so if that was the first set, the marathon probably didn't start until 7:30. Guess maybe there *was* a computer snafu.
there seemed to be a jillion ads after the 84 set.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on October 18, 2008, 11:14:39 AM
Hard times at KFOG? Or just a computer glitch?

We usually get about 5 mins of commercials between the sets of a 10@10 Marathon; this morning the first couple of sets just rolled with barely a breather for a 30-second KFOG in-house promo. The sales dept cannot be pleased.

ETA: despite a lack of commercials earlier, we're just now (10:50) getting to the 5th set in the marathon (1978).  I woke up at 8:10 and heard the last song of the VT set -- a relatively short set, so if that was the first set, the marathon probably didn't start until 7:30. Guess maybe there *was* a computer snafu.

nope, the marathon started at 7 sharp.  I couldn't sleep, so I was going back and forth from KFRC's AT40 and KFOG all morning.

marathon order today
1978 (Mon)
64-73 VT (Tue)
1989 (Thu)
1973 (Fri)
1984 (Wed)

ETA:  Actually, they did screw up today: as mshray points out (http://10at10club.com/forum/index.php?topic=5067.30) in the 1978 10@10 thread, they repeated the 1978 set as the sixth set. 
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on October 18, 2008, 11:20:59 AM

ETA:  Actually, they did screw up today: as mshray points out (http://10at10club.com/forum/index.php?topic=5067.30) in the 1978 10@10 thread, they repeated the 1978 set as the sixth set. 


Yeah I was just about to copy that comment over here.  Pretty sure this has never happened before.


Okay, this is weird.  I woke up rather early today (Sat) and turned on KFOG at about 7:20.  Heard the last 5 songs of this set.  Then came the Vertical Tasting (my 1st-grader now loves Doo Wah Diddy), then 1973, then 1989 (which Dave closed by saying, "Coming up, possibly the best set of the week"), and then 1984.  And then 1978 all over again, starting at around 10:40.  I had to sit down and review all the sets of the week, 'cause I thought I was losing my mind.  Nope, I'm not crazy.  They're playing 6 sets today.

Now, although they advertise the replay starting at 7, they often they don't start until closer to 7:20.  And as far as I can remember the whole thing always finishes after 11.  So having wrapped at 10:40 maybe they needed some filler.

Right now I'm hearing "Mr. Blue Sky" again, which was the first song I heard this morning.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 21, 2008, 07:41:20 AM
Yikes, what an annoying way to start the day:  Just before 6, KFOG played "Sweet Home Alabama". Then Dave came on to say good morning and intro the news, and instead he played Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" (which samples Skynyrd & Zevon and is about Michigan). A number of callers complained and so half-an-hour later... he played it AGAIN.  More complaints. Dave thought it was hilarious. If you heard the clip of someone saying "Make it stop! Make it stop!" that was me (and I *never* call Dave).
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: ggould on October 21, 2008, 07:55:55 AM
Yikes, what an annoying way to start the day:  Just before 6, KFOG played "Sweet Home Alabama". Then Dave came on to say good morning and intro the news, and instead he played Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" (which samples Skynyrd & Zevon and is about Michigan). A number of callers complained and so half-an-hour later... he played it AGAIN.  More complaints. Dave thought it was hilarious. If you heard the clip of someone saying "Make it stop! Make it stop!" that was me (and I *never* call Dave).
it was kind of funny in a sort of bad movie way.  Crazy DJ locks the station and plays the same song over and over again!  What I want to know is does Kid Rock give songwriting credits to Zevon and Skynyrd?
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 21, 2008, 09:55:45 AM
Even more annoying (but not a joke): KFOG just played "Santeria" by Sublime, which was NEVER a KFOG song at the time it was a hit (a Live 105 biggie, however). I never really "got" Sublime (I believe I once called them "the Police with less education and more tattoos"). But it's in "oldie" rotation now.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on October 21, 2008, 10:54:47 AM
Even more annoying (but not a joke): KFOG just played "Santeria" by Sublime, which was NEVER a KFOG song at the time it was a hit (a Live 105 biggie, however). I never really "got" Sublime (I believe I once called them "the Police with less education and more tattoos"). But it's in "oldie" rotation now.

I heard (from a reliable source) that KFOG is thinking of shifting the scope of their playlist a bit.   Drop some of the supertramp-y stuff and pick up some more modern rockier stuff... Perhaps Kid Rock/Sublime is a sign of things to come, or maybe Benson is testing the waters.  Or maybe they're just feeling a little crazy today.  Lotsa caffeine or something?
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 21, 2008, 11:50:03 AM
I heard (from a reliable source) that KFOG is thinking of shifting the scope of their playlist a bit.   Drop some of the supertramp-y stuff and pick up some more modern rockier stuff... Perhaps Kid Rock/Sublime is a sign of things to come, or maybe Benson is testing the waters. 

KFOG flirts with that every couple of years; then they back off -- presumably, the older crowd (who are quite loyal listeners) complains. "What happened to my Hendrix?"  I'd welcome newer *good* modern-rock stuff, if that's what they intend. I remember back 8 or 9 years ago when Hayley was the Music Director, and they were going in a very Live 105-ish direction, playing stuff like the Dandy Warhols. But that faded away. What I don't want is Kid Rock or stuff like Nickleback's "Rock Star".  Now if they want to get rid of the Corrinne Colbie Feists that have grown like a fungus on their playlist -- THAT I'd applaud.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 22, 2008, 09:00:31 AM
a post from a local radio/TV/newspaper blog, re: dave's retirement:

http://sfppc.blogspot.com/2008/10/kfogs-dave-morey-to-sign-off-dec-19.html

This specifically says Dave will be doing 10@10 "on tape" after he moves. Not a surprise, really, but that means no more live interaction on the phone. Guess BOS will become an announce-it-the-next-day thing, as it is on The Drive and 'BCO.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on October 22, 2008, 10:06:48 PM
a post from a local radio/TV/newspaper blog, re: dave's retirement:

http://sfppc.blogspot.com/2008/10/kfogs-dave-morey-to-sign-off-dec-19.html

This specifically says Dave will be doing 10@10 "on tape" after he moves. Not a surprise, really, but that means no more live interaction on the phone. Guess BOS will become an announce-it-the-next-day thing, as it is on The Drive and 'BCO.

Whoever wrote that piece loses credibility when they say that Dave's been on Bay area radio for 39 years?!? That would mean since 1969? Nope, I think that's how long he's been in radio period. In reality he got here what, a year or so before KFOG switched to rock? So perhaps their assertion that 10@10 will be taped is just an assumption.

On the other hand, I could see his having to be at home for a couple of hours at midday, five days a week when he's supposed to be retired could get to be a pain in the arse. So who knows? At the very least I bet we hear a lot more "classic" 10@10s to allow him to take off for a few days whenever he gets the urge.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 24, 2008, 07:46:33 AM
Kudos to the Foghead who won Request-O-Rama today and requested Brooooce's "Raise Your Hand" from the live box.  Nice.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Wayback on October 27, 2008, 02:14:26 PM
From today's Foghead email, an opportunity to pay your respects to the retiring Dave Morey when he appears this Sat morn at Peet's Walnut Creek:
"KFOG Live From the Archives #15 goes on sale to the public this Sat, Nov 1, at Bay Area Peet's Coffee & Tea locations and online at KFOG.com.  Join KFOG DJ's for the CD Release at the stores below this Sat from 10am-12pm. Buy your CD, have them signed, and enter to win a KFOG Live From the Archives #1-14 mp3 collection:
Annalisa: 2600 Broadway, Redwood City
Big Rick Stuart: 1295 The Alameda, San Jose
Dave Morey: 1343 Locust Street, Walnut Creek
Peter Finch & Renee Richardson: 2257 Market Street, SF"
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 30, 2008, 11:05:23 AM
Last nite shortly before 10, Big Rick played AC/DC, "Highway to Hell". This morning in the 6am hour, Dave played Journey's "Wheel in the Sky".  Both are songs KFOG never used to play outside of 10@10.  Maybe KFOG's slogan should be "World Class Schlock".

I'm assuming AC/DC's new CD and the recent resurgence of Journey are factors here.  And yes, I've BOS'd AC/DC on occasion, but I wouldn't confuse either band with "World Class" anything. 
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 30, 2008, 11:07:12 AM

"KFOG Live From the Archives #15 goes on sale to the public this Sat, Nov 1, at Bay Area Peet's Coffee & Tea locations and online at KFOG.com.  Join KFOG DJ's for the CD Release at the stores below this Sat from 10am-12pm. Buy your CD, have them signed, and enter to win a KFOG Live From the Archives #1-14 mp3 collection:

Peter Finch & Renee Richardson: 2257 Market Street, SF"

That's the Peet's in the Castro, methinks.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on October 30, 2008, 11:36:00 AM
Last nite shortly before 10, Big Rick played AC/DC, "Highway to Hell". This morning in the 6am hour, Dave played Journey's "Wheel in the Sky".  Both are songs KFOG never used to play outside of 10@10.  Maybe KFOG's slogan should be "World Class Schlock".

I'm assuming AC/DC's new CD and the recent resurgence of Journey are factors here.  And yes, I've BOS'd AC/DC on occasion, but I wouldn't confuse either band with "World Class" anything. 

I do like AC/DC, some times more than others.  I have to be in a certain mood for their brand of rock to click: my older bones can't thrash like they used to.
They certainly have a place in rock, esp the Bon Scott stuff.  It belongs on the Bone more than KFOG, at least according to their current respective demographic targets, but they're more world class rocky than, say Jason Mraz.  I'd put them in the RnRHoF for sure: They mastered the three-chords-plus-volume thing pretty well, sing about topics in an appropriately sleazy way and are one helluva dance band.   

rock on!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 30, 2008, 11:46:18 AM
Last nite shortly before 10, Big Rick played AC/DC, "Highway to Hell". This morning in the 6am hour, Dave played Journey's "Wheel in the Sky".  Both are songs KFOG never used to play outside of 10@10.  Maybe KFOG's slogan should be "World Class Schlock".

I'm assuming AC/DC's new CD and the recent resurgence of Journey are factors here.  And yes, I've BOS'd AC/DC on occasion, but I wouldn't confuse either band with "World Class" anything. 

I do like AC/DC, some times more than others.  I have to be in a certain mood for their brand of rock to click: my older bones can't thrash like they used to.
They certainly have a place in rock, esp the Bon Scott stuff.  It belongs on the Bone more than KFOG, at least according to their current respective demographic targets, but they're more world class rocky than, say Jason Mraz.  I'd put them in the RnRHoF for sure: They mastered the three-chords-plus-volume thing pretty well, sing about topics in an appropriately sleazy way and are one helluva dance band.   

rock on!


DUUUUUUUUUUDE!

(http://www.evolvor.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/acdc.jpg)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on October 30, 2008, 12:20:32 PM
Last nite shortly before 10, Big Rick played AC/DC, "Highway to Hell". This morning in the 6am hour, Dave played Journey's "Wheel in the Sky".  Both are songs KFOG never used to play outside of 10@10.  Maybe KFOG's slogan should be "World Class Schlock".

I'm assuming AC/DC's new CD and the recent resurgence of Journey are factors here.  And yes, I've BOS'd AC/DC on occasion, but I wouldn't confuse either band with "World Class" anything. 

I do like AC/DC, some times more than others.  I have to be in a certain mood for their brand of rock to click: my older bones can't thrash like they used to.
They certainly have a place in rock, esp the Bon Scott stuff.  It belongs on the Bone more than KFOG, at least according to their current respective demographic targets, but they're more world class rocky than, say Jason Mraz.  I'd put them in the RnRHoF for sure: They mastered the three-chords-plus-volume thing pretty well, sing about topics in an appropriately sleazy way and are one helluva dance band.   

rock on!


Joel Selvin once said that he preferred AC/DC to Led Zeppelin because at least AC/DC had a sense of humour.  I don't agree with that, but I certainly prefer AC/DC to Jason Mraz!  And they have a large enough fanbase to be considered world class, I would think.  Just depends upon how you define stuff.

Today, for New Music Thursday, they played a cut off the new AC/DC album, which I kinda half-heard while paying attention to work.  Sounded exactly like every other AC/DC song you have ever heard. 

 8)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on October 30, 2008, 01:33:34 PM
Last nite shortly before 10, Big Rick played AC/DC, "Highway to Hell". This morning in the 6am hour, Dave played Journey's "Wheel in the Sky".  Both are songs KFOG never used to play outside of 10@10.  Maybe KFOG's slogan should be "World Class Schlock".

I'm assuming AC/DC's new CD and the recent resurgence of Journey are factors here.  And yes, I've BOS'd AC/DC on occasion, but I wouldn't confuse either band with "World Class" anything. 

I do like AC/DC, some times more than others.  I have to be in a certain mood for their brand of rock to click: my older bones can't thrash like they used to.
They certainly have a place in rock, esp the Bon Scott stuff.  It belongs on the Bone more than KFOG, at least according to their current respective demographic targets, but they're more world class rocky than, say Jason Mraz.  I'd put them in the RnRHoF for sure: They mastered the three-chords-plus-volume thing pretty well, sing about topics in an appropriately sleazy way and are one helluva dance band.   

rock on!


Joel Selvin once said that he preferred AC/DC to Led Zeppelin because at least AC/DC had a sense of humour.  I don't agree with that, but I certainly prefer AC/DC to Jason Mraz!  And they have a large enough fanbase to be considered world class, I would think.  Just depends upon how you define stuff.

Today, for New Music Thursday, they played a cut off the new AC/DC album, which I kinda half-heard while paying attention to work.  Sounded exactly like every other AC/DC song you have ever heard. 

 8)

I half-heard it, too.  Yep, it sounded like it could've been recorded in 1977, except that Brian Johnson's voice is even more ravished than before.  no new ideas here, but why fix if it it ain't broke, as Benson, Dave, et al, said...?
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on October 31, 2008, 08:57:08 AM
Did you see Dave's latest? http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#drink

We should try a club holiday get together and make it geaographically convenient for Dave to join.
I still feel a hole in my being with him going.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on October 31, 2008, 09:00:47 AM
Last nite shortly before 10, Big Rick played AC/DC, "Highway to Hell". This morning in the 6am hour, Dave played Journey's "Wheel in the Sky".  Both are songs KFOG never used to play outside of 10@10.  Maybe KFOG's slogan should be "World Class Schlock".

I'm assuming AC/DC's new CD and the recent resurgence of Journey are factors here.  And yes, I've BOS'd AC/DC on occasion, but I wouldn't confuse either band with "World Class" anything. 

I do like AC/DC, some times more than others.  I have to be in a certain mood for their brand of rock to click: my older bones can't thrash like they used to.
They certainly have a place in rock, esp the Bon Scott stuff.  It belongs on the Bone more than KFOG, at least according to their current respective demographic targets, but they're more world class rocky than, say Jason Mraz.  I'd put them in the RnRHoF for sure: They mastered the three-chords-plus-volume thing pretty well, sing about topics in an appropriately sleazy way and are one helluva dance band.   

rock on!


DUUUUUUUUUUDE!

(http://www.evolvor.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/acdc.jpg)
You all know I still like to rock. I'll be at the AC/DC show Dec 2. Can hardly wait.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 31, 2008, 09:01:02 AM
Did you see Dave's latest? http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#drink

We should try a club holiday get together and make it geaographically convenient for Dave to join.
I still feel a hole in my being with him going.

I saw that and assumed he was kidding -- do you think he really wants to make the time to meet THOUSANDS of Fogheads between now and 12/19?  I'm sure the annual "Concert for Kids" will be the official "Say Goodbye to Dave" gathering.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 31, 2008, 09:31:41 AM
right now on KFOG: Matt Nathanson doing one of his patented Springsteen covers: "No Surrender".
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on October 31, 2008, 10:34:33 AM
Did you see Dave's latest? http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#drink

We should try a club holiday get together and make it geographically convenient for Dave to join.
I still feel a hole in my being with him going.

Dave wrote:
Quote
First – Thanks to everybody who’s emailed and called since the announcement. I had no idea.


Typical Dave. I think he kind of forgets that he's a regular part of the mornings of THOUSANDS of Northern Californians--and a fair number of us ex-pats all over the world.  I haven't written him yet, but I intend to. Just to say thanks and to wish him well.

Not sure how an invitation would be received by him. We can certainly make the offer, but I wouldn't count on him accepting. (But that said, if one is planned, I'll be down there from Dec. 4 thru 9. Either afternoon that weekend might work, particularly if it were somewhere in the Marin area.)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Wayback on October 31, 2008, 11:07:27 AM
Did you see Dave's latest? http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#drink
We should try a club holiday get together and make it geaographically convenient for Dave to join.
I still feel a hole in my being with him going.
In case he doesn't accept, you might want to catch Dave tomorrow (Sat) 10am-12pm at Peet's, 1343 Locust St, Walnut Creek (promoting new Live From Archives CD).  Since mshray and I will be there, an option for y'all is take BART to WC and one of us can shuttle you, its just a mile between BART and Peet's.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on October 31, 2008, 01:41:08 PM
I'll be down there from Dec. 4 thru 9. Either afternoon that weekend might work, particularly if it were somewhere in the Marin area.)

You're in the Bay Area those days?  Very good to know ...
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on October 31, 2008, 04:28:35 PM
Did you see Dave's latest? http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#drink
We should try a club holiday get together and make it geaographically convenient for Dave to join.
I still feel a hole in my being with him going.
In case he doesn't accept, you might want to catch Dave tomorrow (Sat) 10am-12pm at Peet's, 1343 Locust St, Walnut Creek (promoting new Live From Archives CD).  Since mshray and I will be there, an option for y'all is take BART to WC and one of us can shuttle you, its just a mile between BART and Peet's.
I'd love to but it's too far for me. I'll be seeing our fave Annalisa in RWC. She thinks I'm phenomenal! ;)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on October 31, 2008, 04:42:30 PM
I'll be down there from Dec. 4 thru 9. Either afternoon that weekend might work, particularly if it were somewhere in the Marin area.)

You're in the Bay Area those days?  Very good to know ...
Do you have dates planned to be out this way?
I have a Dec 6 Sharks game at 7pm but nothing else Dec 4-9.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on October 31, 2008, 10:08:44 PM
Did you see Dave's latest? http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#drink
We should try a club holiday get together and make it geaographically convenient for Dave to join.
I still feel a hole in my being with him going.
In case he doesn't accept, you might want to catch Dave tomorrow (Sat) 10am-12pm at Peet's, 1343 Locust St, Walnut Creek (promoting new Live From Archives CD).  Since mshray and I will be there, an option for y'all is take BART to WC and one of us can shuttle you, its just a mile between BART and Peet's.
I'd love to but it's too far for me. I'll be seeing our fave Annalisa in RWC. She thinks I'm phenomenal! ;)

You ARE phenomenal, baby!  Make sure you get Annalisa's autograph for Tinka Cat -- he LURVES her ;D
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Alicat on November 01, 2008, 03:49:09 PM
Did you see Dave's latest? http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#drink
We should try a club holiday get together and make it geaographically convenient for Dave to join.
I still feel a hole in my being with him going.
In case he doesn't accept, you might want to catch Dave tomorrow (Sat) 10am-12pm at Peet's, 1343 Locust St, Walnut Creek (promoting new Live From Archives CD).  Since mshray and I will be there, an option for y'all is take BART to WC and one of us can shuttle you, its just a mile between BART and Peet's.
I'd love to but it's too far for me. I'll be seeing our fave Annalisa in RWC. She thinks I'm phenomenal! ;)

You ARE phenomenal, baby!  Make sure you get Annalisa's autograph for Tinka Cat -- he LURVES her ;D
Met La Annalisa. Also saw her fiancee. I was under the impression she swung the other way and we chatted. She used to and now doesn't. Very nice. Says Dave is REALLY happy about his decision to head in a homeward direction. I also asked if there was interest on her part or other DJs at KFOG to move into the morning show slot. She's interested and thinks others are too. Says manager or station director has decision to make and thinks resumes are also flooding in.Talked to Mshray who talked with Dave this morning and he'll have more details to share about Dave's thoughts on the future of 10@10 sets.

eta: I emailed Dave about a get together with us sometime Dec 4-9. Mshray asked him too and Dave mentioned receiving my email so he might be considering.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on November 01, 2008, 06:36:01 PM
I'll be down there from Dec. 4 thru 9. Either afternoon that weekend might work, particularly if it were somewhere in the Marin area.)

You're in the Bay Area those days?  Very good to know ...
Do you have dates planned to be out this way?
I have a Dec 6 Sharks game at 7pm but nothing else Dec 4-9.

Yes - I'd been holding off on making the announcement, but I am SF-bound those exact dates - an astonishing coincidence with the Urth-man.  Eager to see you all again!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 01, 2008, 06:40:54 PM
Met La Annalisa. Also saw her fiancee. I was under the impression she swung the other way and we chatted. She used to and now doesn't. Very nice.

OMFG -- you actually ASKED her about that??  It was supposed to be a secret, wasn't it? You have balls of steel, my dear.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on November 01, 2008, 07:19:57 PM
Met La Annalisa. Also saw her fiancee. I was under the impression she swung the other way and we chatted. She used to and now doesn't. Very nice.

OMFG -- you actually ASKED her about that??  It was supposed to be a secret, wasn't it? You have balls of steel, my dear.

yeah...? well, I still find her annoying with regularity. 

So how were folks under that impression that she played for that one team to begin with?  Just curious. 
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 01, 2008, 10:10:08 PM
Met La Annalisa. Also saw her fiancee. I was under the impression she swung the other way and we chatted. She used to and now doesn't. Very nice.

OMFG -- you actually ASKED her about that??  It was supposed to be a secret, wasn't it? You have balls of steel, my dear.

yeah...? well, I still find her annoying with regularity. 

So how were folks under that impression that she played for that one team to begin with?  Just curious. 

Without naming names: one of us (not me) chatted with a KFOG staff member at a live appearance some years ago who spilled the beans. But it's never been mentioned on the air, she was never officially "out". So when we heard she was engaged it was a WTF? moment.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on November 02, 2008, 08:49:29 AM
Met La Annalisa. Also saw her fiancee. I was under the impression she swung the other way and we chatted. She used to and now doesn't. Very nice.

OMFG -- you actually ASKED her about that??  It was supposed to be a secret, wasn't it? You have balls of steel, my dear.

yeah...? well, I still find her annoying with regularity. 

So how were folks under that impression that she played for that one team to begin with?  Just curious. 

Without naming names: one of us (not me) chatted with a KFOG staff member at a live appearance some years ago who spilled the beans. But it's never been mentioned on the air, she was never officially "out". So when we heard she was engaged it was a WTF? moment.

Well I can name the names since it was me talking to Greg about 5 years ago.  Since then I've heard other fogheads (such as at Live & Local mornings) talking about it as if it were their assumption as well.  And I have noticed her dropping some pretty broad hints from time to time - once she said something about 'not needing a man' that was particularly obvious.

I don't dislike her the way Tinka does, but have found her a bit annoying on the air.  However the two times I met her in person (at the now defunct Wingding events) I thought she was actually quite a babe & got a minor crush on her, and the handful of times I've phoned in I thought she was super nice one-on-one.  So I figured it was just as well she was playing for the other team. 

Now I wish I'd tried harder!!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on November 02, 2008, 09:32:23 AM
Met La Annalisa. Also saw her fiancee. I was under the impression she swung the other way and we chatted. She used to and now doesn't. Very nice.

OMFG -- you actually ASKED her about that??  It was supposed to be a secret, wasn't it? You have balls of steel, my dear.

yeah...? well, I still find her annoying with regularity. 

So how were folks under that impression that she played for that one team to begin with?  Just curious. 

Without naming names: one of us (not me) chatted with a KFOG staff member at a live appearance some years ago who spilled the beans. But it's never been mentioned on the air, she was never officially "out". So when we heard she was engaged it was a WTF? moment.

Well I can name the names since it was me talking to Greg about 5 years ago.  Since then I've heard other fogheads (such as at Live & Local mornings) talking about it as if it were their assumption as well.  And I have noticed her dropping some pretty broad hints from time to time - once she said something about 'not needing a man' that was particularly obvious.

I don't dislike her the way Tinka does, but have found her a bit annoying on the air.  However the two times I met her in person (at the now defunct Wingding events) I thought she was actually quite a babe & got a minor crush on her, and the handful of times I've phoned in I thought she was super nice one-on-one.  So I figured it was just as well she was playing for the other team. 

Now I wish I'd tried harder!!

wow, that's good stuff...!   I must say I've never met her in person or spoken to her one-on-one via phone, so my impressions of her are exclusively from her on-air chatter.  Her sing-song delivery has always bugged me, but the thing that sent me over was that one time recently when she used Dire Straits' "Expresso Love" in a My Three Songs about coffee.  I was like, wha...?

To jump from those experiences all the way to dislike would be unfair to her, but I suppose I've REALLY played some of those feelings up and now it's become this "thing."   And in the big scheme of things, there are worse deejays on the airwaves -- the morning crew at the Bone (except for Sullly) are bad for radio (and civilization in general) than Annalisa ever will be, so on the spectrum of who should be allowed on the air in my own version of a fascist utopia, she could have some airtime while Lamont (and to a lesser degree, Tonelli) would be recording engineers for PSAs.   Keep Sully around, his laugh is too infectious.

And I've always thought she was attractive from her photos -- like I wanna run my fingers through her hair and tell her she's phenomenal.  :-*


eta:  btw, I want to attend the get together as well. 
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on November 05, 2008, 10:51:15 AM
I found a kfog stream that worked for me today via this page:

http://radiotime.com/station/s_32698/KFOG.aspx

Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 06, 2008, 09:55:29 AM
The good news: KFOG's now playing another new Pretenders track, "Love's a Mystery", which KPIG has been playing for a couple of months.

The bad news: Journey's "Wheel in the Sky" is apparently in heavy oldie rotation -- bucking to be the new "Sweet Emotion" or "Killer Queen". Yeesh.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on November 06, 2008, 10:00:19 AM
The good news: KFOG's now playing another new Pretenders track, "Love's a Mystery", which KPIG has been playing for a couple of months.

The bad news: Journey's "Wheel in the Sky" is apparently in heavy oldie rotation -- bucking to be the new "Sweet Emotion" or "Killer Queen". Yeesh.

I sure seem to be hearing a lot more Alannis Moreupset the last couple days as well.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 07, 2008, 09:01:28 AM
it's "request-o-rama-o-rama" on the Morning show.  Kudos to the guy who requested the 'mats "Alex Chilton" earlier. And shame on "the amazing KFOG record library" for not having the Yardbirds' "Happenings 10 Years Time Ago".
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: ggould on November 07, 2008, 09:51:48 AM
it's "request-o-rama-o-rama" on the Morning show.  Kudos to the guy who requested the 'mats "Alex Chilton" earlier. And shame on "the amazing KFOG record library" for not having the Yardbirds' "Happenings 10 Years Time Ago".
I heard that too. Was there an explanation? 
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 07, 2008, 10:00:22 AM
it's "request-o-rama-o-rama" on the Morning show.  Kudos to the guy who requested the 'mats "Alex Chilton" earlier. And shame on "the amazing KFOG record library" for not having the Yardbirds' "Happenings 10 Years Time Ago".
I heard that too. Was there an explanation? 

Dave said the CD was missing.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 10, 2008, 08:59:36 AM
Concert for Kids 2008 announced: Pretenders!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Wayback on November 10, 2008, 09:47:10 AM
Concert for Kids 2008 announced: Pretenders!
Yes, Dec 11 at one of my fave venues, Oakland's Paramount! See y'all there: http://www.kfog.com/music/c4k/2008/ (http://www.kfog.com/music/c4k/2008/)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: SFGuy on November 11, 2008, 02:01:05 AM
The good news: KFOG's now playing another new Pretenders track, "Love's a Mystery", which KPIG has been playing for a couple of months.

The bad news: Journey's "Wheel in the Sky" is apparently in heavy oldie rotation -- bucking to be the new "Sweet Emotion" or "Killer Queen". Yeesh.

I sure seem to be hearing a lot more Alannis Moreupset the last couple days as well.

I'd rather hear any of the above artists then listen to Dave Matthews. He makes me want to rip my ears off and burn it.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 11, 2008, 09:13:28 AM
ah, stupid Fogheads, we love 'em... Pop Quiz was a mini-M3S with just the intros from 3 Pretenders songs. They went thru 5 callers who didn't know the title of "My City Was Gone" ("Ohio"? nope. "Back to Ohio"? nope  "I Went back to Ohio"? er,...no) before somebody finally named it correctly. Sheesh.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on November 11, 2008, 10:08:43 AM
The good news: KFOG's now playing another new Pretenders track, "Love's a Mystery", which KPIG has been playing for a couple of months.

The bad news: Journey's "Wheel in the Sky" is apparently in heavy oldie rotation -- bucking to be the new "Sweet Emotion" or "Killer Queen". Yeesh.

I sure seem to be hearing a lot more Alannis Moreupset the last couple days as well.

I think she's doing a KFOG private concert or some s***. Saw her mug on the KFOG front door carousel this am.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 11, 2008, 10:42:42 AM
The good news: KFOG's now playing another new Pretenders track, "Love's a Mystery", which KPIG has been playing for a couple of months.

The bad news: Journey's "Wheel in the Sky" is apparently in heavy oldie rotation -- bucking to be the new "Sweet Emotion" or "Killer Queen". Yeesh.

I sure seem to be hearing a lot more Alannis Moreupset the last couple days as well.

I think she's doing a KFOG private concert or some s***. Saw her mug on the KFOG front door carousel this am.

They're giving away 5-4-3-2-1st row tix this week. They played "Thank You" this morning, which they totally ignored when it was a "hit".
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on November 11, 2008, 01:12:15 PM
The bad news: Journey's "Wheel in the Sky" is apparently in heavy oldie rotation -- bucking to be the new "Sweet Emotion" or "Killer Queen". Yeesh.

Yeah, according to my database (which spottily goes back to around 2004), "Wheel in the Sky" maybe 3-4 times a *year* until October of this year, when it got spun 7 times in the space of 13 days!  4 spins so far in November.

Man, I really need to get this data into a proper format so somebody smarter than me can query it for trends, etc.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on November 11, 2008, 01:33:15 PM
I sure seem to be hearing a lot more Alannis Moreupset the last couple days as well.

I think she's doing a KFOG private concert or some s***. Saw her mug on the KFOG front door carousel this am.

They're giving away 5-4-3-2-1st row tix this week. They played "Thank You" this morning, which they totally ignored when it was a "hit".

Huh, strange, my database doesn't show them EVER playing "Thank U".  Maybe it's not in their computer?

But at any rate, you've actually been hearing *less* of Alanis.  Her new album "Flavors of Enganglement" dropped in the US on June 10, but holy crap somebody at KFOG really loves that "Underneath" track.  KFOG got the advanced track sometime in April, and from May to July, they played it 46-47 times a month.  In August they only played it 13 times, and it hasn't been played at all since then.

Prior to April, older Alanis tracks ("You Oughta Know", "Hand In My Pocket", "Ironic" and "You Learn") were getting played an average of slightly more than once a day.  During the "Entanglement" push, that bumped to 2.5 Alanis songs/day.

September saw an all-time low of Alanis spins, with only 18 for the whole month.  But we were back up to 28 in October.

So I guess yes, there is a recent uptick in spins of Alanis, but compared to the crazy marketing of her new album over the summer, it's not out of the ordinary.

[Notes:  1) my playlist capturing scripts are not 100% reliable, 2) I'm not a huge fan of Alanis, but I do have a few of her CDs, 3) she's Canadian and has recorded with my favorite band Barenaked Ladies, so I'm biased towards liking her.]
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on November 11, 2008, 01:42:31 PM
Other stats, since I'm here:

Top 15 songs for October (Spins / Artist / Song / Album):

  83 Los Lonely Boys    STAYING WITH ME Forgiven / KFOG Live From The Archives 15
  81 Snow Patrol        TAKE BACK THE CITY      Hundred Million Suns
  78 NEEDTOBREATHE      MORE TIME       Heat
  77 Aimee Mann FREEWAY @#%25
  60 Coldplay   LOST!   Viva La Vida
  54 O.A.R.     SHATTERED (TURN THE CAR AROUND) All Sides
  53 GAVIN ROSSDALE     LOVE REMAINS THE SAME   WANDERLUST
  52 Michael Franti     SAY HEY (I LOVE YOU)    All Rebel Rockers
  51 KT TUNSTALL        LITTLE FAVOURS  Drastic Fantastic
  51 Jason Mraz I'M YOURS       We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
  50 ERIC HUTCHINSON    ROCK AND ROLL   Sounds Like This
  49 Death Cab for Cutie        I WILL POSESS YOUR HEART        Narrow Stairs
  49 Journey NEVER WALK AWAY Revelation
  48 Augustana  SWEET AND LOW   Can't Love, Can't Hurt / KFOG Live From The Archives 15
  47 Duffy      MERCY   Rockferry
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 11, 2008, 01:44:40 PM
Huh, strange, my database doesn't show them EVER playing "Thank U".  Maybe it's not in their computer?


This morning was the first time I can recall them ever playing it, and the quiz to win Alanis tix was based on the song (name 3 things she thanks in the lyrics) so with luck it'll never come up again! ("Thank you India"? "Thank you terror"? WTF?)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on November 11, 2008, 02:09:47 PM
Other stats, since I'm here:

Top 15 songs for October (Spins / Artist / Song / Album):

  83 Los Lonely Boys    STAYING WITH ME Forgiven / KFOG Live From The Archives 15
  81 Snow Patrol        TAKE BACK THE CITY      Hundred Million Suns
  78 NEEDTOBREATHE      MORE TIME       Heat
  77 Aimee Mann FREEWAY @#%25
  60 Coldplay   LOST!   Viva La Vida
  54 O.A.R.     SHATTERED (TURN THE CAR AROUND) All Sides
  53 GAVIN ROSSDALE     LOVE REMAINS THE SAME   WANDERLUST
  52 Michael Franti     SAY HEY (I LOVE YOU)    All Rebel Rockers
  51 KT TUNSTALL        LITTLE FAVOURS  Drastic Fantastic
  51 Jason Mraz I'M YOURS       We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
  50 ERIC HUTCHINSON    ROCK AND ROLL   Sounds Like This
  49 Death Cab for Cutie        I WILL POSESS YOUR HEART        Narrow Stairs
  49 Journey NEVER WALK AWAY Revelation
  48 Augustana  SWEET AND LOW   Can't Love, Can't Hurt / KFOG Live From The Archives 15
  47 Duffy      MERCY   Rockferry

That entire list jibes quite well with what I think I've been hearing, except for the KT Tunstall, which I barely think I've heard at all.  Weird.

Just wondering, how many different tracks has KFOG played from the Coldplay album?  I could swear I've heard at least 4, and, liking them well enough, I got the album last week (also because my kid really likes them).

On a slightly tangential note, the title of the album is Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends, and there is both a track titled "Death And All His Friends" and one titled "Viva La Vida".  Can anyone think of any other album that has two separate title tracks?  I sure can't.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on November 11, 2008, 02:14:32 PM
Other stats, since I'm here:

Top 15 songs for October (Spins / Artist / Song / Album):

  83 Los Lonely Boys    STAYING WITH ME Forgiven / KFOG Live From The Archives 15
  81 Snow Patrol        TAKE BACK THE CITY      Hundred Million Suns
  78 NEEDTOBREATHE      MORE TIME       Heat
  77 Aimee Mann FREEWAY @#%25
  60 Coldplay   LOST!   Viva La Vida
  54 O.A.R.     SHATTERED (TURN THE CAR AROUND) All Sides
  53 GAVIN ROSSDALE     LOVE REMAINS THE SAME   WANDERLUST
  52 Michael Franti     SAY HEY (I LOVE YOU)    All Rebel Rockers
  51 KT TUNSTALL        LITTLE FAVOURS  Drastic Fantastic
  51 Jason Mraz I'M YOURS       We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
  50 ERIC HUTCHINSON    ROCK AND ROLL   Sounds Like This
  49 Death Cab for Cutie        I WILL POSESS YOUR HEART        Narrow Stairs
  49 Journey NEVER WALK AWAY Revelation
  48 Augustana  SWEET AND LOW   Can't Love, Can't Hurt / KFOG Live From The Archives 15
  47 Duffy      MERCY   Rockferry

That entire list jibes quite well with what I think I've been hearing, except for the KT Tunstall, which I barely think I've heard at all.  Weird.

Just wondering, how many different tracks has KFOG played from the Coldplay album?  I could swear I've heard at least 4, and, liking them well enough, I got the album last week (also because my kid really likes them).

On a slightly tangential note, the title of the album is Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends, and there is both a track titled "Death And All His Friends" and one titled "Viva La Vida".  Can anyone think of any other album that has two separate title tracks?  I sure can't.

TANC:  They are playing the Los Lonely Boys track right now...
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on November 11, 2008, 02:30:17 PM

That entire list jibes quite well with what I think I've been hearing, except for the KT Tunstall, which I barely think I've heard at all.  Weird.

Just wondering, how many different tracks has KFOG played from the Coldplay album?  I could swear I've heard at least 4, and, liking them well enough, I got the album last week (also because my kid really likes them).

(SPINS / BAND (duh) / SONG / ALBUM)

   1 COLDPLAY   LOVERS IN JAPAN Viva la Vida
 134 Coldplay   LOST!   Viva La Vida
 135 Coldplay   VIOLET HILL     Viva La Vida
 249 Coldplay   VIVA LA VIDA    Viva La Vida
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on November 11, 2008, 02:44:46 PM
Hey, did you guys catch Jake Shimabukuro on the Morning Show yesterday?  I missed it but they replayed his ukelele version of MJ's "Thriller". Cool stuff.  (We've seen Jake live.  He's pretty amazing.)

Here's a link to the stream:
http://media.kfog.com/kfog/jakeshimabukuro_ms1108.asx

BTW, did you know that any of the songs that KFOG puts up in the ASX format above are are often just MP3s?  Just substitute mp3 for asx, and it'll load up in your browser.  File->Save Page As, and voila, you've got something for your iPod, etc.  Example: 
http://media.kfog.com/kfog/jakeshimabukuro_ms1108.mp3

Lots of gold here:
http://www.kfog.com/morningshow/2006archives.asp
http://www.kfog.com/morningshow/2007archives.asp

Heck, this one isn't even disguised as an ASX file:
http://media.kfog.com/kfog/meganjerryjeff_ms0207.mp3

Enjoy!
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on November 12, 2008, 09:01:58 AM
KFOG just played a new track by The Killers (I think the title is Are We Human?).   Renee liked it. Dave, too, calling it a "club song" of sorts.  But Irish Greg was all over it, doing a little Irish jig and being very enthusiastic.  So Dave poked some fun at him a little saying "Ok, it's pretty good, true.  I mean, it's not BAD, not like The Cars, huh? eh, Greg?" implying Greg dislikes Ric, Ben and the boys from Boston.   

Just thought I'd mention it, mostly for Mike and Princess and I think Alicat (and more..?).  Irish Greg is on your side!

Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 12, 2008, 09:48:04 AM
KFOG just played a new track by The Killers (I think the title is Are We Human?).   Renee liked it. Dave, too, calling it a "club song" of sorts.  But Irish Greg was all over it, doing a little Irish jig and being very enthusiastic.  So Dave poked some fun at him a little saying "Ok, it's pretty good, true.  I mean, it's not BAD, not like The Cars, huh? eh, Greg?" implying Greg dislikes Ric, Ben and the boys from Boston.   

Just thought I'd mention it, mostly for Mike and Princess and I think Alicat (and more..?).  Irish Greg is on your side!


They've been playing that song A LOT. It's catchy, but WTF is that lyric? "are we human or are we dancer"?? Whatthehell does that even mean?

The Cars comment was a reference to something Renee said at 5:45 this morning about how the Cars were lousy live. So, funny if you were awake at 5:45, but otherwise a "WTF?" comment.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on November 12, 2008, 10:00:13 AM
The Cars comment was a reference to something Renee said at 5:45 this morning about how the Cars were lousy live. So, funny if you were awake at 5:45, but otherwise a "WTF?" comment.

Wow, I actually agree with Renee's opinion about a band. (Which means yes, I did see the Cars once. Won tickets to a big festival thing in around '84, on which the Cars topped the bill. And they were b-o-o-o-ring! REM was the opener though, and I believe Berlin, Ratt, and Huey Lewis were on the bill as well.)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 12, 2008, 10:02:44 AM
The Cars comment was a reference to something Renee said at 5:45 this morning about how the Cars were lousy live. So, funny if you were awake at 5:45, but otherwise a "WTF?" comment.

Wow, I actually agree with Renee's opinion about a band. (Which means yes, I did see the Cars once. Won tickets to a big festival thing in around '84, on which the Cars topped the bill. And they were b-o-o-o-ring!

Ha! ditto -- saw them in NYC, Central Park summer of either '78 or '79 and they were like robots.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on November 12, 2008, 10:23:21 AM
The Cars comment was a reference to something Renee said at 5:45 this morning about how the Cars were lousy live. So, funny if you were awake at 5:45, but otherwise a "WTF?" comment.

Wow, I actually agree with Renee's opinion about a band. (Which means yes, I did see the Cars once. Won tickets to a big festival thing in around '84, on which the Cars topped the bill. And they were b-o-o-o-ring!

Ha! ditto -- saw them in NYC, Central Park summer of either '78 or '79 and they were like robots.
I saw them, too: Rochester NY in 1980?   Not too good.  Very thin sound.  These guys were an album band for shore.  In fact, their debut won a grammy for production (Roy Thomas Baker produced, IIRC).

and now that you mention it, they made reference to The Cars again at about 7:40 or so, saying how poor they were live.   
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 12, 2008, 02:57:19 PM
I just surfed over to the "New Releases Thurs" page on the KFOG site; first time in a long while. Wha' Happened?? -- there used to be an extensive listing of new tracks (each with a link to hear a sample), some of which were in such light rotation that you'd rarely hear them on-air.  That's all gone, and all there is now is the playlsit of Big Rick's most recent Thursday nite 2-hour block of new music.

(I was trying to see if they're playing that new My Morning Jacket song I heard on the Peak the other day)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on November 13, 2008, 10:08:22 AM
They've been playing that song A LOT. It's catchy, but WTF is that lyric? "are we human or are we dancer"?? Whatthehell does that even mean?

I've been meaning to post about this track for a while -- it DOES stand out from the normal gray mrazzish fog that is the normal fare, but the lyrics make no sense at all.  Which is irritating.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 13, 2008, 10:13:48 AM
the normal gray mrazzish fog that is the normal fare.

ROTFLSHIPMP!  That is the line of the Month, easily. (Sorry, Gaz)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on November 14, 2008, 12:23:43 PM
(I was trying to see if they're playing that new My Morning Jacket song I heard on the Peak the other day)

Mainly they've been playing "I'm Amazed".

Almost only the only time they play something else is during the new Sunday Night Side Show (formerly "Sunday Night Jam," but Mike Powers is out, replaced by music director Kelly Ransford.  I actually like this show a lot more):

Fri Jan 18 09:09:00 2008        My Morning Jacket       GOLDEN  It Still Moves
Sun Jan 27 12:30:00 2008        MY MORNING JACKET       WORDLESS CHORUS Z
Sun Feb 24 22:51:00 2008        My Morning Jacket       OFF THE RECORD  Z
Fri Mar  7 23:36:01 2008        MY MORNING JACKET       WORDLESS CHORUS Z
Sun Mar 16 22:21:00 2008        MY MORNING JACKET       LAY LOW Z
Tue Mar 18 18:18:00 2008        My Morning Jacket       GOLDEN  It Still Moves
Sun Apr 13 22:15:00 2008        MY MORNING JACKET       CHILLS
Thu Apr 17 18:51:00 2008        MY MORNING JACKET       CHILLS  At Dawn/Tennessee Fire Demos
Sun Apr 20 21:12:01 2008        MY MORNING JACKET       EVIL URGES
Sat Apr 26 20:12:02 2008        MY MORNING JACKET       GOLDEN (KFOG ARCHIVES)  KFOG: LIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES 11
Sun May 18 22:15:00 2008        My Morning Jacket       EVIL URGES      Evil Urges
Sun Jun 29 16:15:00 2008        My Morning Jacket       GOLDEN  It Still Moves
Sun Jul 13 19:21:02 2008        MY MORNING JACKET       GOLDEN (KFOG ARCHIVES)  KFOG: LIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES 11
Sun Jul 13 21:06:01 2008        MY MORNING JACKET       HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS
Sun Jul 20 21:33:01 2008        MY MORNING JACKET       ALUMINIUM PARK
Sun Jul 27 22:24:00 2008        MY MORNING JACKET       TOUCH ME I'M GOING TO SC
Sun Aug  3 22:27:01 2008        MY MORNING JACKET       SEC WALKIN
Sun Aug 17 22:09:01 2008        MY MORNING JACKET       TOUCH ME I'M GOING TO SC        Evil Urges
Sun Aug 31 21:12:00 2008        MY MORNING JACKET       ALUMINIUM PARK
Sun Sep  7 21:36:00 2008        My Morning Jacket       SEC WALKIN      Evil Urges
Sun Sep 28 22:48:01 2008        MY MORNING JACKET       GOLDEN (KFOG ARCHIVES)  KFOG: LIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES 11
Sun Oct 26 21:24:01 2008        MY MORNING JACKET       GIDEON  Z
Sun Nov  9 22:39:01 2008        My Morning Jacket       SEC WALKIN      Evil Urges

Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on November 19, 2008, 09:57:25 PM
Hey, this is about 6 years old, but it's a nice write-up about Dave when he hit the big 2-0 on KFOG:  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/09/20/WB17822.DTL&hw=dave+morey&sn=001&sc=1000

I found it while Googling for any photos of Dave at the San Rafael protests from Saturday.  No luck, just a mention in the Marin paper:  http://www.marinij.com/ci_10996974?source=most_viewed

Oh, and the SFGate write-up turned up in a comment in this blog about his retirement:  http://marinlocalmusic.com/content/kfogs-dave-morrey-retires-december-19#comment-369

[Insert ironic joke about Dave bringing heteros together, but being unable to marry someone he loves.]
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 20, 2008, 07:49:50 AM
Top 15 songs for October (Spins / Artist / Song / Album):

   77 Aimee Mann FREEWAY
 

This morning Dave asked the Request-O-Rama winner what he wanted to hear. The guy replied "Play that Aimee Mann 'Freeway' song -- you haven't played that in a while"  :o :o :o 

Seriously, who ARE these people??
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on November 20, 2008, 09:05:28 AM
Top 15 songs for October (Spins / Artist / Song / Album):

   77 Aimee Mann FREEWAY
 

This morning Dave asked the Request-O-Rama winner what he wanted to hear. The guy replied "Play that Aimee Mann 'Freeway' song -- you haven't played that in a while"  :o :o :o 

Seriously, who ARE these people??

I bet it they really couldn't get a true winner, so Benson the PD called from the other room, disguised his voice, and then told Dave to play it.  I'm surprised he didn't request "Jason Mraz -- you haven't played that in nearly six hours."

Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 20, 2008, 09:10:11 AM
Top 15 songs for October (Spins / Artist / Song / Album):

   77 Aimee Mann FREEWAY
 

This morning Dave asked the Request-O-Rama winner what he wanted to hear. The guy replied "Play that Aimee Mann 'Freeway' song -- you haven't played that in a while"  :o :o :o 

Seriously, who ARE these people??

I bet it they really couldn't get a true winner, so Benson the PD called from the other room, disguised his voice, and then told Dave to play it.  I'm surprised he didn't request "Jason Mraz -- you haven't played that in nearly six hours."



LOL!  Actually, Benson's workload just doubled -- Cumulus fired The Bone's PD as a cost-cutting move and Benson's now overseeing both stations. Lucky him.  Hey, maybe he'll move Lamont & Tonelli to KFOG in January.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on November 20, 2008, 11:01:25 AM

LOL!  Actually, Benson's workload just doubled -- Cumulus fired The Bone's PD as a cost-cutting move and Benson's now overseeing both stations. Lucky him.  Hey, maybe he'll move Lamont & Tonelli to KFOG in January.

Maybe that explains why Kelly Ransford filled in for Benson on the this morning's weekly new music bit at 8:30.  First time I'd heard her, but now it makes me want to check out her Sunday night show.  Big improvement of Benson - imho - who never seems less than 50% snarky, and usually more like 95%.  And unlike Tim Goodman, it doesn't seem to be an act.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 20, 2008, 11:04:48 AM
Big improvement of Benson - imho - who never seems less than 50% snarky, and usually more like 95%.  And unlike Tim Goodman, it doesn't seem to be an act.

no wonder he likes Webster --  peas in a pod.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on November 24, 2008, 11:19:21 PM
So does anyone here have an HD radio?   or have experience with the KFOG HD station that plays all 10 at 10 sets?   

Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on November 25, 2008, 09:51:37 AM
So does anyone here have an HD radio?   or have experience with the KFOG HD station that plays all 10 at 10 sets?   



Not me, but I was seriously going to ask for one for Christmas from my wife, until she got laid off that is.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 25, 2008, 10:02:24 AM
So does anyone here have an HD radio?   or have experience with the KFOG HD station that plays all 10 at 10 sets?   



Not me, but I was seriously going to ask for one for Christmas from my wife, until she got laid off that is.

nobody has one. Seriously, they can't GIVE 'em away on 7th Avenue (shmatta shmatta shmatta).  A major flop, slaes-wise.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on November 26, 2008, 09:05:24 AM
today's pop quiz (for Oasis/Ryam Adams tix) involved a cover of Oasis' "Wonderwall" by... Ryan Adams. NTM.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on November 26, 2008, 09:06:58 AM
today's pop quiz (for Oasis/Ryam Adams tix) involved a cover of Oasis' "Wonderwall" by... Ryan Adams. NTM.

I have it on a British covers comp titled "Inspired."  Only lives up to its name 1/3 of the time.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Tinka Cat on November 26, 2008, 09:28:43 AM
Did anyone hear Jonathan Richman on the morning show?   He sounded a bit .. eccentric!   :D 

anyway, I won tix to see hix Dec 7 GAMH show.  I was one of three callers who knew the name of his old band he used to be in with Jerry Harrison of the THeads.   easy-cheesey.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on November 26, 2008, 09:36:47 AM
Did anyone hear Jonathan Richman on the morning show?   He sounded a bit .. eccentric!   :D 

anyway, I won tix to see hix Dec 7 GAMH show.  I was one of three callers who knew the name of his old band he used to be in with Jerry Harrison of the THeads.   easy-cheesey.

I didn't hear it, but I can imagine. Jonathan's always been that way. Part of his charm. Anyway, enjoy the show--it should be loads of fun.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 05, 2008, 08:54:52 AM
the KFOG "wine guy", Batholomew Broadbent (great name) visited the Morning Show to say goodbye to Dave and gave him a case of champagne, knowing how much Mr Morey loves him some bubbly.  A sweet moment.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on December 05, 2008, 09:48:52 AM
Did you hear Dave talking about his stalker this morning?  Apparently 3-4 years ago, prompted by a friendly "Are you ok?" response to an e-mail, a woman in Westchester, Pennsylvania started mailing him about 1 mail per minute from 6am-11am daily.  Tens of thousands of messages.  Phone calls left at the station.  And she showed up at his house.  He has a restraining order against her.  And a canoe oar.  Her family is not helpful, possibly buying into her delusion that he is reading every e-mail and listening to every voicemail and playing each song just for her.

Creepy.  Lots of cranks called up with the "Play Misty for Me" reference to follow-up, along with a psychotherapist who confirmed the Morning Show's general consensus that she's in need of help.

Sorry if this was old news.  Certainly provides some additional insight into Dave's move.  He claims that it didn't drive him to retirement in Michigan, but it certainly was a factor.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 05, 2008, 09:55:18 AM
Did you hear Dave talking about his stalker this morning?  Apparently 3-4 years ago, prompted by a friendly "Are you ok?" response to an e-mail, a woman in Westchester, Pennsylvania started mailing him about 1 mail per minute from 6am-11am daily.  Tens of thousands of messages.  Phone calls left at the station.  And she showed up at his house.  He has a restraining order against her.  And a canoe oar.  Her family is not helpful, possibly buying into her delusion that he is reading every e-mail and listening to every voicemail and playing each song just for her.

Creepy.  Lots of cranks called up with the "Play Misty for Me" reference to follow-up, along with a psychotherapist who confirmed the Morning Show's general consensus that she's in need of help.

Sorry if this was old news.  Certainly provides some additional insight into Dave's move.  He claims that it didn't drive him to retirement in Michigan, but it certainly was a factor.

wow, I had not heard that. Had she ever lived in SF? to discover someone on the internet from 3000 miles away and then travel that distance to stalk him makes it extra crazy/creepy.

"Her family is not helpful, possibly buying into her delusion that he is reading every e-mail and listening to every voicemail and playing each song just for her" -- I mean, What. The. F**K??

Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: darryl on December 05, 2008, 10:27:18 AM
wow, I had not heard that. Had she ever lived in SF? to discover someone on the internet from 3000 miles away and then travel that distance to stalk him makes it extra crazy/creepy.

"Her family is not helpful, possibly buying into her delusion that he is reading every e-mail and listening to every voicemail and playing each song just for her" -- I mean, What. The. F**K??

They played a couple of voicemails from her from just today or yesterday, I think.  Very sad sounding woman.  Unfortunately public airing of this story will probably just encourage her.

She's in violation of the restraining order with every e-mail and phone call, but in typical Dave fashion, he says the "excellent" Westchester Police Department has better things to do with their time than deal with this.  Still, you'd think they could cut off her Internet at least, maybe force her to get a 911-only phone line, etc.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: urth on December 06, 2008, 12:08:04 AM
Did you hear Dave talking about his stalker this morning?  Apparently 3-4 years ago, prompted by a friendly "Are you ok?" response to an e-mail, a woman in Westchester, Pennsylvania started mailing him about 1 mail per minute from 6am-11am daily.  Tens of thousands of messages.  Phone calls left at the station.  And she showed up at his house.  He has a restraining order against her.  And a canoe oar.  Her family is not helpful, possibly buying into her delusion that he is reading every e-mail and listening to every voicemail and playing each song just for her.

Creepy.  Lots of cranks called up with the "Play Misty for Me" reference to follow-up, along with a psychotherapist who confirmed the Morning Show's general consensus that she's in need of help.

Sorry if this was old news.  Certainly provides some additional insight into Dave's move.  He claims that it didn't drive him to retirement in Michigan, but it certainly was a factor.

wow, I had not heard that. Had she ever lived in SF? to discover someone on the internet from 3000 miles away and then travel that distance to stalk him makes it extra crazy/creepy.

"Her family is not helpful, possibly buying into her delusion that he is reading every e-mail and listening to every voicemail and playing each song just for her" -- I mean, What. The. F**K??



Yikes. No wonder Dave is a little reticent about coming out to have a drink with the likes of us. One of us could turn out to be the next crazy lady from Westchester, PA. (I don't think that's really the case, but I can't blame him if that's why he's a kinda gunshy.)

And now he's moving to some house in rural Michigan to live by himself by the shores of Lake Huron? Holy Kathy Bates, Batman.

(Sodden thought: you don't think she's one of the "silent" members of our little group here, do ya?)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on December 09, 2008, 03:38:12 PM

(Sodden thought: you don't think she's one of the "silent" members of our little group here, do ya?)

I'm guessing not, someone like that probably couldn't resist the urge to defend Dave whenever we diss him.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: ggould on December 09, 2008, 05:29:33 PM

(Sodden thought: you don't think she's one of the "silent" members of our little group here, do ya?)

I'm guessing not, someone like that probably couldn't resist the urge to defend Dave whenever we diss him.
don't go dissin' my Dave!
 ;)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Wayback on December 09, 2008, 05:45:15 PM
Speaking of Dave, here's his latest blog entry, dated 12/9:
http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#hallmark (http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#hallmark)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: ggould on December 09, 2008, 09:43:25 PM
Speaking of Dave, here's his latest blog entry, dated 12/9:
http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#hallmark (http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#hallmark)
I can't believe he's really going!
 :'(
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 10, 2008, 09:11:24 AM
They've been giving away Concert for Kids tix on the 9:00 Pop Quiz; you had a choice between answering a trivia question about either a past or present CFK artist.  Today's winner said "present" and got an easy Pretenders question (who besides Chrissie is the only orig member -- Martin Chambers). And then they asked him to answer a "past" question just for fun. Peter began asking a Bare Naked Ladies question and the Foghead interrupted with, "I couldn't tell ya --  who cares about them, anyway?"  Huge BNLs fan Peter was beside himself, and I was LMAO.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 10, 2008, 09:21:32 AM
Speaking of Dave, here's his latest blog entry, dated 12/9:
http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#hallmark (http://www.kfog.com/shows/airstaff/dave_morey_blog.asp#hallmark)

I can relate somewhat -- I couldn't WAIT to get out of NYC 17 years ago. And while I still don't miss the winter weather, I do have a nostalgic desire to live there again that I would not have expected.
Title: KFOG xmas?
Post by: ggould on December 11, 2008, 09:29:46 AM
is there a xmas music stream this year?
Title: Re: KFOG xmas?
Post by: RGMike on December 11, 2008, 09:42:28 AM
is there a xmas music stream this year?

doesn't appear to be, but then I couldn't find a link to the "new music" channel on their website either. KBCO has a holiday channel, BTW.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: RGMike on December 12, 2008, 09:54:30 AM
That "See Fernando" song KFOG has been playing to death is by... Jenny Lewis? (she's NTM) For weeks I've been hearing it and assuming it was Lucinda Williams.
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: mshray on December 12, 2008, 10:47:19 AM
I don't often check out the other KFOG airstaff blogs, but Irish Greg posted this on his most recent:

(http://graphjam.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/funny-graphs-californians.gif)
Title: Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
Post by: Gazoo on December 13, 2008, 12:35:42 AM