Sunday, December 28, 2008

Eartha Kitt Marathon

I'll do an update of all the new music on NeverEndingWonder Radio soon, but first I want to let you all know about an upcoming special program.

I'm sure you've all heard of the passing, on Christmas Day, of the luminous personality Eartha Kitt. It kind of seems appropriate since her most popular song was "Santa Baby."

She has long been one of my favorite singers; her sultry purr was unique. She could sing in seven languages and speak four of them fluently.From jazz, to pop songs, to folk numbers from many different cultures, her prolific output was varied and ferocious.

Such a tremendous talent could not be bound to one mode of expression. She was equally talented as a singer, dancer, actress and author. She made her mark in recordings, films, television, stage and cabaret. She was particularly fond of live performing and did it as much as possible. in 1998 she even starred as The Wicked Witch in a revival of The Wizard of Oz, with Broadway vet Mickey Rooney.

She was unwavering in her honesty and beliefs. She was invited by LBJ and Lady Bird to a women's luncheon at the White House. When she used the opportunity to voice her opposition to the Viet Nam War, she was effectively blacklisted in the United States. Undaunted, she moved to Europe where she was welcomed with pen arms. Later, she would return to America where she was embraced anew. She never stopped working.

Such a courageous woman who faced great hardship in her early life and challenged conventions throughout her 81 years.

Please join us on NeverEndingWonder Radio Tuesday, December 30, starting a NOON Pacific time for over SIX HOURS of Eartha Kitt's marvelous music.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Holiday/Christmas music schedule

Yes, NeverEndingWonder Radio plays Christmas & other Winter holiday music! I love it! There is Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice music from every time period and every style- it's truly freeform! Naturally on NeverEndingWonder Radio we run the gamut! Here's our holiday schedule, along with notes about a few albums I've added recently:

ODD NUMBERED DAYS: Joining our regularly irregular mix of music will be non-traditional type holiday music. A freeform mix of comedy Christmas tunes, punk, swing, alternative, rock, reggae, electronic, jazz, blues, anti-Christmas, Hanukkah & Solstice music.
EVEN NUMBERED DAYS: Joining our regularly irregular mix of music will be traditional sounding Christmas music- acoustic, folk and international, Hanukkah, classical, Solstice, winter themed songs, as well as favorites by Judy Garland, Bing, Frank and others.

6AM-6PM PACIFIC TIME: Non-traditional type holiday music. A freeform mix of comedy Christmas tunes, punk, swing, alternative, rock, reggae, electronic, anti-Christmas, Hanukkah & Solstice music.
6PM-6AM: Traditional sounding Christmas music- acoustic, folk and international, Hanukkah, classical, Solstice, winter themed songs, as well as favorites by Judy Garland, Bing, Frank and others.

Here are some recent additions to NeverEndingWonder Radio:

Jeff St Pierre and Phillip Antoniades - A Rubber Band Christmas
Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like - Christmas songs played on rubber bands.

The Fab Four - A Fab Four Christmas: The Ultimate Tribute
Beatles tribute band The Fab Four record Christmas songs in the vein of The Beatles. Makes you wish The Beatles had done it!

The Fab Four - Have Yourself a Fabulous Little Christmas
More of the same, and just as great!

Dark Side of the Christmas
Punk and anti-Christmas songs from The Jethros, The Space Negros and Magic Mose And His Royal Rockers featuring 'Blind Sam.' Includes maybe the funnies Christmas comedy bit I've ever heard, by Erik Lindgren.

Monster Christmas Mash
Some of our most beloved monster friends sing Christmas themed songs.

Tim Neumark - Christmas Solo Piano
Beautiful solo piano renditions of Christmas Favorites

Rubber Band - XMas The Beatmas
Not to be confused with A Rubber Band Christmas, this offering is by ANOTHER Beatles tribute band- The Rubber Band. More Christmas Carols as if the Beatles had sung them!

And it can all be heard on NeverendingWonder Radio

Uncle Ozma's Sangria Sublime Recipe

If you've ever had Sangria, you probably don't think much of it. Sangria is a wine punch originally intended to be made using the cheapest wine you could get, combined with a bit of some kind of liquor and cheap fruit- whatever was on hand, and often was old and about to go bad, and some sweetener to make it all palatable. It was intended to get you drunk as cheaply as possible. It was intended as a party drink, to be made at home with whatever was on hand. Sangria sold in bars is often just wine mixed with lemonade and some citrus soft drink. Pretty gross. However, in this day and age Sangria has taken on a sophistication it was never meant to have and interesting recipes abound.

Last year I was going to a Thanksgiving party and I hit upon the idea of making Sangria. I researched about 50 recipes on the Internet and then came up with my own variation. Surprisingly, it was a hit! A fluke, I thought. Beginners luck! This year I went to the same party and thought I would try to make the same recipe again. It worked! It tastes wonderful and will get you plenty drunk. With many more holiday parties looming I thought I would share the recipe with those who might be interested.

1.5 litre bottle of a good Merlot. I like using Merlot because of its full body. Find one that's fairly mellow- not too acidic. High alcohol content helps- 13-17%.

1 bottle Mr. Boston Cherry Flavored Brandy

1 cup sugar

1 bottle sparkling water- I use a flavored water, cherry or strawberry.

3-4 tangerines or mandarin oranges- get them fresh, not canned

1 pound strawberries- I use the kind that come frozen in a carton. If you use fresh strawberries, use more than a pound.

1 package (10-12 ounces) frozen raspberries.

Ice cubes.


Pour about 1/3 of the bottle of Merlot in a big punch bowl. Slowly add the sugar and mix with a wooden spoon until the sugar is dissolved. Poor in the rest of the Merlot and Brandy. Mix with the wooden spoon. Peel and section the mandarins/tangerines and throw them in the bowl. Add the strawberries & raspberries. Put the bowl in the refrigerator and let chill for several hours. At least two. The longer the better, so the fruit can infuse with the alcohol.

When you're ready to serve- after dinner or with desert is a perfect time- remove the bowl from the fridge. Using the wooden spoon, take some of the fruit from the bowl and put it in the bottom of each glass (use clear glasses- this drink is beautiful to look at). Put a couple ice cubes in each glass. Using a ladle or spare glass pour some of the Sangria into each glass- 3/4 to 4/5 full. Top off each glass with some of the sparkling water. Serve & ENJOY! Make sure you eat the fruit at the end- it tastes great!

I guarantee it will be a hit. If you do try out this recipe, give a little credit to the ol' Uncle Ozma!

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Mixed Bag!

We have a really variety in new items added to NeverEndingWonder Radio this time around. Would you expect anything different? We start off with a pair of outstanding independent releases:

Wat Cronin - The Gousters
This is the second album in a row Walt Cronin released titled "The Gousters." Last album was a collaboration. This one is a solo effort. The couple of years in between releases has found Cronin polishing his sound yet maintaining the depth of emotion in his lyrics. It's a worthy successor to his debut release. Top of the line Americana.
The Gousters

Rebecca Oswald - October Wind
Solo piano pieces by Oregon pianist and composer Rebecca Oswald. I get an awful lot of solo piano releases, which makes me think there's a lot of piano players out there with talent that have no regular outlet for their work. That's a shame because there's a reason the piano has remained a popular instrument for so many years. The depth of emotion and the variety of its tonal qualities are equalled by no other instrument. Rebecca Oswald know how to coax these emotions from the piano and this release is worth your attention.
Rebecca Oswald

A Thurl Ravenscroft Festival
If you know the name Thurl Ravenscroft at all it's most likely either as the voice of Tony the Tiger or that glorious deep bass that sang "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" in the original Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Thurl, however, was one of Hollywood's busiest voice artists, acting and singing in many movies, including a lot of Disney fare. As if that wasn't enough, Ravenscroft was also a busy recording artist, as backup singer for a lot of popular artists in the 50s and even recording in several groups. Here were present Thurl in many of his guises- as a member of The Mellomen, The Sky Boys, his own group Big John and the Buzzards, singing a variety of ad spots, and backing up such singers as The Andrews Sisters, Georgia Gibbs, Rosemary Clooney, Betty Blake and some rare solo recordings.

Rhino Brothers Present The World's Worst Records
Well, no they aren't, really. They're just damn odd. A lot of classic stuff here- Edith Massey (the infamous Egg Lady from John Waters movies) with her cover of Big Girls Don't Cry, Ogden Edsl's Kinko the Clown, Jimmy Cross with I Want My Baby Back, and more wonderfully twisted songs.

Flip Wilson - You Devil You
More great comedy bits from the criminally overlooked Flip Wilson.

Khazad Doom - Encore
CD reissue of rare recordings by Khazad Doom a great lost progressive band from the 70s. Includes naterial they recorded as The Laymen, selections from their album 6 1/2 and their never released second album. It's a shame the latter material had to wait thirty years to see the light of day because it's very fine music, as I'm sure you'll agree.

Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine and

Lemon Pipes - Jungle Marmalade
The story of The Lemon Pipers is tragically typical of the 60s music scene- label scouts spot a band they think shows promise, sign them to a contract and force them to record music completely different than the music that attracted the label in the first place. Their hit "Green Tambourine" penned by songwriters Paul Leka and Shelley Pinz was a Number One Hit, and creditted by some as the first top bubblegum hit. The band didn't care for it. They considered themselves a hard edged blues and psychedelic outfit. So there is where you get complaints from consumers of albums that "only have one good song on them" when they buy an album expecting to hear more of what they heard on the radio. I'm not going to call Green Tambourine a bad song- I love it. It's just not what the band was about. Listen to their nine minute "Through With You" or the eleven and a half minute "Dead End Street/Half Light." They had a lot more in them than Green Tambourine.

Kinks - Lola vs. Powerman and The Moneygoround
This may be the Kinks greatest album. A cynical concept album about the vagaries of the music biz predates Tom Petty's similar "Last DJ" by thirty years. The album spawned two top 40 hits- Lola and Apeman. Ray Dsvies is at his satirical best and there's not a bad song on the album.

Miss Bette Davis
Bette Davis Rerecords some songs from earlier in her career, such as I've Written a Letter to Daddy from "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" and They're Either Too Young or Too Old, as well as some whistful numbers about love and lonliness. She's not a singer but she's one hell of an actress and knows just how to deliver the material.

Oscar Brand - Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads Vol. 3
Oscar Brand has recorded hundreds of songs over the decades and most of them are dirty. Most of them can not be found anywhere else, either, because Brand records music that is TRUE folk music- songs handed down through oral tradition over the decades and mostly not even written down anywhere. Songs like Seven Old Ladies Locked in a Lavatory and Three Prominant Bastards. Silly, satirical, scurrilous, clever, witty- we're very fortunate there's someone like Oscar Brand who had the foresight to record these gems before they were lost.

Nervous Norvus - Stoneage Woo
I saved the best for last. Nervous Norvus was the stage name of Jimmy Drake- a demo singer from California. Aspiring songwriters would send Drake their lyrics and for a modest fee he would set them to music and record a demo version which the songwriter then could send out to prospective recording artists. Fortunately for us, Drake had another side- the cracked persona of Nervous Norvus whose appropriately shaky vocals made a hit out of Tranfusion, Ape Call, Dig and a few others. They're all included here, as well as a raft of other crazy songs and even some of Drake's demo work. Not to be missed!

You can hear all this on... where else but:

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Thanks for Tuning In & Back to Regularly Irregular Programming!

It was another successful Halloween Season on NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio. We didn't quite equal last year's numbers, but with huge stations like Pandora, 1fm & getting into the Halloween act, we held our own. Thanks to everyone who tuned into the three stations of The NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio Empire during October, 2008! I made many new friends and had a wonderful time chatting with Halloween fanatics in the temporary NeverEndingWonder Chat Room. Our new feature "The Voices of Halloween was also a great hit, and I hope next year I can add many voices. Looking forward to next year already! And BTW, Halloween fans- Welcome to Weirdsville will remain on the air for a couple more months- so tune in here:

Welcome to Weirdsville

And, now that Halloween is over, and we've returned to our regularly irregular programming, the droves of listeners have disappeared! Who'd have guessed it! Don't worry though, faithful listeners, there's plenty of NEW CONTENT on NeverEndingWonder Radio to surprise & amaze you! I was looking through my archives for something rocking and upbeat, because I was thinking the mix was becoming a bit staid. However, I came across a couple albums by two of the best finger picking guitarists to ever live, and I thought- I really can't pass this up, and it's Fall... Winter coming soon... people will be settling down to long hours inside... a more contemplative mood will prevail... so I said WTH- I'll add these gems by Leo Kottke and John Fahey:

Leo Kottke - My Feet are Smiling

Leo Kottke - Circle Round the Sun

John Fahey - The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death

John Fahey - Voice of the Turtle
These four albums together are some of the best work by two of the best finger picking guitarists to ever record music. Both were iconoclastic artists who cared little for public recognition or popular taste. They both epitomise pure artistry. I'm glad to share them with you.

More recent additions:

The Matthew Show - February
This new offering from The Matthew Show is my favorite from them. Combining recordings of five individuals musing on their lives with songs, The Matthew Show creates a theme album with an ambitious premise and pulls it off with great insight, humor and poignancy. The music lives up to the promise as well.
The Matthew Show Website

Les Fradkin - Reality: A Rock Opera
Synth-guitar virtuoso Les Fradkin tries his hand at crafting an album full of social importance.
Les Fradkin Website

Lucibel Crater - The Family Album
Americana with depth and variety. One track features Lou Reed!
Lucibel Crater Website

Life in a Blender - The Heart is a Small Balloon &

Life in a Blender - Tell Me I'm Pretty
This band sent me a song- Dead Get Down- they thought might make a great Halloween song. It did. I asked liked their music so much I asked them to send me a CD. They sent two. You're lucky they did! Combining unusual instrumentation - violin, cello, marimba, Hammond B3, trumpet and trombone- with a quirky enthusiasm for music, the result is an off-beat sensibility that's complex and catchy.
Life in a Blender Website

The Collectors
Originally known as The Classics, CFUN Classics or The Canadian Classics, this 60s Canadian psychedelic band is a great example of a long gone era.

The Copulation Compilation
More diry songs! Some familiar names here- Kip Adotta's "Wet Dream" and a song by Red Peters, but there's plenty of obscure bits of filthy songwriting as well. You can't go wrong with ... well... you know...

Tony Schwartz - The New York Taxi Driver
There was a time in the 40s-60s when home tape recorders were becoming popular, that field recordings were quite the rage. All manner of musical offerings were recorded in the field, leading to the discobery of such gems as Moondog and Joseph Spence. Music wasn't the only thing recorded in the field, however, EVERYTHING was. Industrial factory noise, city street noises, barnyard animals, bird songs and PEOPLE. Peopl talking. Pepl talking about anything. The bet remembered of these was Tony Schwartz's The New York Taxi Driver - recordings of conversations he had with cabbies as he rode in their taxis.

Lorie Line - Storyline
New Age piantist's second album rounds out our contemplative, reflective offerings this round.

Of course, we never rest, here at NeverEndingWonder Radio! I just got four CDs in the mail today. Please leave your comments and tune in here:

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P.S,- This post took three hours longer than it would have, but Blogger managed to wipe out most of my work not once, but TWICE.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Polka Haunt Us Joins NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio

Gothic Polka? Can it be true? It IS!

Veronique Chevalier's new release Polka Haunt Us (get it?) has joined the playlist of the NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio Empire. Joining the ranks of alternative polka releases, such as The Polka Floyd Show earlier this year, it really seems there's a movement afoot to demonstrate that the polka is not just a quaint dance form practiced by drunken Europeans.

Musically and lyrically this album is dynamic, challenging and invigorating. By combining polka tempos with lyrics that tell spooky stories this offering is completely original and a joy to listen to. It's perfect for this time of year- or, for fans of refreshing musical treats, it's perfect for any time.

Some songs are played for laughs, such as The Beer Hall in Hell, but some- like Ghost Train, are powerful musical tales of the supernatural. Earlier this year I would have said that there was no way you could pull off a polka version of Pink Floyd. Polka Floyd proved me wrong. Now I must add to that list of improbabilities that work perfectly, the genre of Gothic Polka.

Chevalier has packed her release with top notch talent such as master yodeler Kerry Christensen, 2007 polka Grammy nominee Alex Meixner, Marion Ramsey (from the Police Academy films), and many more.

Polka- it's not just for the beer and bratwurst set any more. Artists like Weird Al, Polka Floyd and now Veronique Chevalier are showing us that polkas can not only rock, they can be valid methods of artist personal expression. It takes a lot of talent to pull something like this off, but Chevalier has it aplenty. Check it out.

You can hear Polka Haunt Us on the NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio Empire.

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Polka Haunt Us Website

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Music Added to NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio Empire

NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio today added 13 spooky albums to their library.

For fans of classic and contemporary soundtracks, you can look forward to these offerings:

Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte Soundtrack by Frank DeVol- including covers of the popular theme song by Patti Page, Al Martino, Jimmy Joyce and two different versions by Bette Davis! The lush and atmospheric score to the Gothic thriller is one of DeVol's Best.

Theatre of Blood Soundtrack by Michael J. Lewis. The string-driven atmospheric soundtrack for this Vincent Price opus reminds us what great horror soundtracks were like before the dominance of synthesizers.

Pit and the Pendulum Soundtrack by Les Baxter. They don't get any more classic than this jazzy yet moody score to Corman's Poe adaptation.

Scream and Scream Again, by David Whitaker. An odd little film that featured Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee- but never in a scene together! The equally quirky score features classic atmosphere and modern jazzy tempos.

Plan 9 From Outer Space Soundtrack- comprised entirely of stock library cues, this score is a nostalgic trip down memory lane for Ed Wood fans.

Magic Soundtrack by the prolific Jerry Goldsmith. A typically fine soundtrack by Goldsmith for this gem of a movie starring Anthony Hopkins.

On a more contemporary note, we have John Beal's soundtrack for Tobe Hooper's Funhouse. Suspenseful, somber, expectant, it conjures many moods.

Richard Bellis' score to Stephen King's IT is a fine example of modern horror soundtracks combining orchestra and electronics to great effects.

The soundtrack for the sci-fi comedy Earth Girls are Easy combines 80s acts such as Depeche Mode, Hall & Oats and The B-52S with comedy songstress Julie Brown's original numbers such as I like Em Big & Stupid, Cuz I'm a Blond and the title tune, which was her inspiration to pen the script.

For a thoroughly modern score, we have Tangerine Dream's electronic brilliance for Near Dark, a modern vampire tale that never once uses the word vampire...

Horror Movie Madness by keyboardist Matt Fink provides us with horror film themes both familiar such as Halloween and The Exorcist and several themes not quite as common, such as Leprechaun, Re-Animator, Jacob's Ladder and Child's Play.

For non-soundtrack music we've added another Matt Fink offering- Music of the Vampires- which features original keyboard compositions based on vampire imagery.

Our final addition today was Calgary based Forbidden Dimension's Sin Gallery. Surf garage punk trash with a heaping helping of horror on tunes such as Atomic Cannibal, Martian Death Saucer and Haunted. Rocking horror goodness!

You can hear them all on the internet's Halloween radio station with the greatest variety of them all! Seriously- I don't think you'll hear all these offerings anywhere else but NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio. Tune in here:

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio Empire on the air for 2008!

The NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio Empire is online for the 2008 Halloween Season!

The 8th Annual Halloween Extravaganza began October 1st on and promises to be their biggest and best Halloween Celebration yet!

In addition to broadcasting the widest variety of Halloween themed music & comedy on three award winning Halloween Radio stations every October, The NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio Empire announced an exciting new feature this year: The Voices of Halloween! This audio series will present Halloween greetings, memories and station IDs from some of the most infamous names to horror fans, as well as many names they will be happy to learn. You'll hear the renowned Forrest J. Ackerman himself, as well as David Hedison (star of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and the original version of The Fly), David Chomiak (writer of Fido), Sean Keller (writer of Dario Argento's upcoming film Gaillo), as well as other horror writers, horror film actors, makeup and effects artists, horror hosts, musicians and others!

This proves to be the biggest and best year yet on NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio, which boasts an expanded playlist with thousands of new songs and dozens of new albums sure to delight Halloween fanatics. New soundtracks this year include the original 1932 production of the Mummy, Flowers in the Attic, Teen Wolf, The Lost Boys, John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars and Christine as well as many standout soundtracks from great horror films of the last few years including 1408, Grindhouse, The Mist, Behind the Mask the Rise of Leslie Vernon, Zodiac, Pan's Labyrinth, Sweeney Todd and more. More variety in Halloween themed music will be in evidence as well with more rock, classical, alternative, horror punk, horror pop, punkabilly, rockabilly, psychobilly, horror surf, Gothic, industrial, and other types of music from such artists as Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Blue Oyster Cult, Lacuna Coil, This Mortal Coil, Type O Negative, The Meteors, Man or Astro-Man, kings of Wizard Rock Harry and the Potters, Michale Graves, Wednesday 13, Elvis Hitler, Rob Zombie, White Zombie, Midnight Syndicate (including their hot of the presses new CD Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates) and of course, much more.

Naturally the ever popular twice daily doses of spooky Old Time Radio shows will be back at noon and midnight Pacific Time.

Welcome to Weirdsville - the Silly Side of Halloween has expanded their offerings this year as well, presenting dozens of rare cut-in or break-in novelty records, more monster novelty songs from the monster heyday of the 50s and 60s. New albums added include The Addams Family TV theme Album, At Home With The Munsters, Mike Hoffman's Monster University Touchdown and Astro Al's Psychodelic Drive-In Music.

Halloween On Broadway is back again this year, presenting strange, off the wall and out of this world musicals like Rocky Horror, Little Shop of Horrors, Sweeney Todd, Phantom of the Opera and so much more. New this year are the Sweeney Todd soundtrack featuring Johnny Depp, David Bowie's Labyrinth soundtrack, the expanded edition of Nightmare Before Christmas and Mike Hoffman's Western Gothic Spaghetti and Blood!

You can tune into the stations of the NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio Empire here:

!NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio Empire

NeverEndingWonder Radio can also be accessed on iTunes by going to their radio section and looking in the ECLECTIC genre.

The insane Uncle Ozma will be repeating his insane stunt from last year and will broadcast live shows Oct. 30 & 31 for as long as he can stay awake

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pink Floyd & Richard Wright Marathon Today!

I was very sad to read of Pink Floyd keyboard player Richard Wright's death on Monday at the age of 65, from cancer.

While he never got as much attention as Roger Waters, David Gilmore or even Syd Barrett, like the "quiet Beatle" George Harrison, Wright's immense talent was very much a core element of Pink Floyd's sound. Additionally, his vocals are very much characteristic of the Pink Floyd sound and can be heard on such memorable numbers as "Time," "Comfortably Numb," and "Astronomy Dominae."

To mark his passing, NeverEndingWonder Radio will present a six hour Pink Floyd & Richard Wright Marathon today, Tuesday, September 16, from 12 noon to 6 PM Pacific time. I'll also include some Polka Floyd songs!

You can tune in here:

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Back to the Regularly Irregular Programming

The Summer Mix has retired for another year and we're back to our regularly irregular programming for 30 days, before we start the 2008 Annual Halloween Extravaganza. Lots of new music in play- specifically all those items added a couple of posts ago. Tune in for lots of great music!

I'm hard at work getting the Halloween offerings ready for this year, and boy is it going to be AMAZING! I have been working the last couple of months on some special projects an they're really coming together. I'm really excited, and looking forward to doubling our listener numbers from last year.

BTW- are you on Facebook? Come add us as a friend!

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And tune in to NeverEndingWonder Radio

Or Welcome to Weirdsville

I just added a really nice song to Weirdsville that a fellow down in Brazil wrote and asked if I would play. I'll admit that most of the original Halloween songs people send me just aren't that good- but this one, by Marson Ramos is really good.

And hey- leave some comments!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Welcome to Weirdsville On the Air!

For those of you who are fans of my annual Halloween extravaganza, this news might be interesting to you:

Welcome to Weirdsville - The Silly Side of Halloween has returned to the cyber-airwaves early this year. That's right- you can tune in NOW!

Welcome to Weirdsville, part of the NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio Empire, plays all the Halloween novelty hits and plenty of Halloween & horror related novelty music and comedy bits that you'll have a hard time finding elsewhere. Everything from Monster Mash & The Purple People Eater to hundreds of crazy horror themed songs from the big band era, the monster craze of the 50s & 60s right up to present day.

You'll hear Spike Jones, Weird Al, Dickie Goodman, Allen Sherman, Bob McFadden, Sheldon Allman, Elvira, Zacherle and hundreds more. You can tune in here:

Welcome to Weirdsville

Added to the mix recently were The Munsters at Home, The Addams Family TV Soundtrack, Astro Al's Psychedelic Drive-In Music, horror movie radio promos from the early 60s, and dozens more monster novelties and breakin records.

The other stations of The NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio Empire will return to the airwaves on October 1st.


Well, I've been ultra-busy lately. Getting ready for the big Annual Halloween Extravaganza. Lots of surprizes coming this year- stay tuned!

Of course that doesn't mean I haven't been adding new music to the station. Of course I have! Lots!

Lord Buckley - A Most Immaculately Hip Aristocat & Jet Ride
Two albums of classic hipness from the great beatnik poet.

Les Fradkin - One Link Between Them
Very cool sounds from Les Fradkin, master of the synthesizer guitar.

Best of The Yoshida Brothers
Compilation from the masters of electric samishan.

Victor Bravo - Sky Full of Messages

Charles Magnante and His Orchestra - Carnival in Far Away Places
Awesome exotica!

Torben Thoger - Harmony

Torben Thoger - The Present

Cushma, Cides, Alexander - Not Different But Not the Same

Harry Kaapuni and His Royal Polynesians - Blue Hawaiian Waters

Roy D. Mercer vs. Yankees
More prank call whoop ass from Roy D. Mercer.

Masters of Horror
Songs used in the television horror anthology series.

Dr. James Hopkins - Golden Ratios
Healing music using an instrument made by Dr. Hopkins that is over seven feet long and the patient lays upon while it's being played!

Craig Einhorn - Choros
South American guitar.

Advent Sleep - No More You

Jetsunma - Ellinwood Ranch Blues

Neal Fox - Now It's Personal

Astro Al - Psychedelic Drive-In Music
Twisted ruminations on Spooky Subjects

Twilight Dementia
Darkly Romantic.

Parallel Worlds - Obsessive Surrealism
Wonderfully classic sounding electronics.

Tingling Mother's Circus - A Circus of the Mind
Songs from this rare obscurity were in my very first broadcast. One of my favorite rare albums from the 60s. Wonderful pop whimsy.

Stone Coyotes - VIII

Ola Gjeilo - Stone Rose

Ram Dass & Kriece - Cosmix
Ram Dass meets the 21st century as he reads his poetry accompanied by electronica beats supplied by Kriece.

Eddie Benitez - Lovers Never Say Goodbye

It's all in play here:
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