March 20, 2006

KALX, 90.7 FM, Sat., 25 March, 9 PM

I'm going to be playing a live acoustic set on KALX live this Saturday (3/25/06.) The show starts at 9pm. It's 90.7 FM in Berkeley and environs, and it'll be streamed on the web here, and/or here.

I imagine I'll play some old chestnuts and maybe some of the book songs, and I also imagine I'll do a good bit of talking, too.

Those who know me well probably won't be too surprised to learn that I don't really have anything planned, and in fact I don't have any earthly idea what I'm going to do, so as always, I welcome suggestions, if you've got any.

Kendra's hosting the show. If I get drunk enough or desperate enough for material, she may be able to talk me into doing "Cingular Wireless, Worse than Hitler," a song I wrote while I was in the middle of a dispute about my cell phone bill a ways back. This song has only been performed once before, when I sang it into the receiver while on the phone with a customer service representative, who ended up hanging up on me during the bridge. So this would effectively be the World Premiere of this song, for what that's worth. We'll see what happens.

Posted by Dr. Frank at March 20, 2006 11:42 PM | TrackBack

Yes, please do the Cingular song. I'd love to hear it!

Posted by: Don at March 21, 2006 01:11 AM

That would be awesome beyond words!

Posted by: Nick G. at March 21, 2006 04:28 AM

I wish I got people that called in and sang songs. I don't care how mean or hateful they were, I'd still enjoy it. I would never hang up on someone singing. I might laugh, though. I would give you my personal number at work and a day's pay if you would call and sing a mean song.

Posted by: Amy 80 at March 21, 2006 05:33 AM

Ditto the endorsement of "Cingular." Nicks of the blogosphere agree: the world must know the truth!!

And since you brought up old chestnuts...I'd really love to hear you sing "I Don't Know What I'll Do If You Don't" (which may be one of those "can't play it solo, sorry" songs) and/or "There's Something Wrong With Me." The show starts at midnight my time, and I have to work Sunday morning, but I'll try to stay up for it. The last KALX show MTX did was absolutely worth staying up for!

And jumping back to an old topic: did you see the new "Mojo" (the one with the Kinks cover and CD?). They have a note inside on the much-anticipated arrival of Devo 2.0. Gerry Casale compares the project to "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and says that the kids are "at least as real as the Monkees." Evidently, Disney is considering doing a similar project with the Go-Gos. Could MTX 2.0 be far behind?

Posted by: Nick at March 21, 2006 06:09 AM

How about you play I Wanna Ramone You? That would be superb.

Posted by: courtney at March 21, 2006 06:17 AM

A bit off topic...I had a was about the song you wrote for the "John,Paul, George & Ben." In reality, I've never heard the song but during the bridge, spoken as in the little part towards the end of "You're Impossible Baby", lightly strumming G-A D-B (if that makes any sense): "All last night - we wrote three lousy lines - with one lousy quill pen - just us four guys - and those words: We The People..."
I don't know what my point is...I'm avoiding work...waiting for caffine to take effect...

Posted by: Mike McGear at March 21, 2006 01:18 PM

Did you really write that song or just make it up? If you wrote it, please start drinking early.

Posted by: josh at March 21, 2006 03:13 PM

You know we'll be begging for this song in NYC now...

Posted by: Bill at March 21, 2006 04:05 PM