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I grew up on the radio and devoured everything rock-and-pop I could get my hands on. Scraped together my allowance to buy my own first album - it was either Rush's Moving Pictures or Pat Benatar's Crimes of Passion (or, um, maybe the Bee Gees' Sgt. Pepper). Before that, I had to tape Casey Kasem's Top 40 countdown off the Sunday radio and bribe my older sister to tape her Van Halen records for me. Fave genres are protopunk/garage, punk, post-punk, power pop, and I have a big soft spot for '70s AM yacht/cornball pop-rock. At UNC-Chapel Hill, I interned for the now-defunct Moist/Baited Breath indie label, wrote music reviews and conducted band interviews for The Daily Tar Heel and other local rags. Best interview of my life, though, was not really music related: Mister Rogers. But, yep, he played the ukelele.

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K-Tel's Playlists

8/4 - 7pm hour
Pink Floyd - The Piper At the Gates of Dawn album artwork 7:52pm Pink Floyd Interstellar Overdrive The Piper At the Gates of Dawn (Capitol)
Track Notes: 1967 Buy Pink Floyd The Piper At the Gates of Dawn at Reckless Records Buy Pink Floyd at iTunes Buy Pink Floyd The Piper At the Gates of Dawn at eMusic Add to Collection
NoSo - Stay Proud of Me album artwork 7:46pm NoSo Parasites Stay Proud of Me (Partisan)
Buy NoSo Stay Proud of Me at Reckless Records Buy NoSo at iTunes Buy NoSo Stay Proud of Me at eMusic Add to Collection
Ty Segall - Hello, Hi album artwork 7:43pm Ty Segall Cement Hello, Hi (Drag City)
Buy Ty Segall Hello, Hi at Reckless Records Buy Ty Segall at iTunes Buy Ty Segall Hello, Hi at eMusic Add to Collection
The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen album artwork 7:39pm The Afghan Whigs Debonair Gentlemen (Elektra)
Track Notes: 1993 Buy The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen at Reckless Records Buy The Afghan Whigs at iTunes Buy The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen at eMusic Add to Collection
Chuck Wood - The Roulette Story album artwork 7:36pm Chuck Wood Seven Days Too Long The Roulette Story (Roulette)
Track Notes: 1967 Buy Chuck Wood The Roulette Story at Reckless Records Buy Chuck Wood at iTunes Buy Chuck Wood The Roulette Story at eMusic Add to Collection
Hole - Live Through This album artwork 7:32pm Hole Jennifer's Body Live Through This (DGC)
Track Notes: 1994 Buy Hole Live Through This at Reckless Records Buy Hole at iTunes Buy Hole Live Through This at eMusic Add to Collection
7:30pm The Keggs To Find Out Fuzz, Psych & Surf - Garage Sounds Of The 60's (Essential Media Group LLC)
Buy The Keggs Fuzz, Psych & Surf - Garage Sounds Of The 60's at Reckless Records Buy The Keggs at iTunes Buy The Keggs Fuzz, Psych & Surf - Garage Sounds Of The 60's at eMusic Add to Collection
Launder - Happening album artwork 7:26pm Launder Become (featuring Soko) Happening (Ghostly International)
Buy Launder Happening at Reckless Records Buy Launder at iTunes Buy Launder Happening at eMusic Add to Collection
7:20pm Wild Flag Boom Wild Flag (Merge)
Track Notes: 2011 Buy Wild Flag Wild Flag at Reckless Records Buy Wild Flag at iTunes Buy Wild Flag Wild Flag at eMusic Add to Collection
The Police - Outlandos d 7:17pm The Police Can't Stand Losing You Outlandos d'Amour (A&M)
Track Notes: 1978 Buy The Police Outlandos d'Amour at Reckless Records Buy The Police at iTunes Buy The Police Outlandos d'Amour at eMusic Add to Collection
7:14pm Lollygagger Local Sick Semper Total Party Kill (What's for Breakfast)
Buy Lollygagger Total Party Kill at Reckless Records Buy Lollygagger at iTunes Buy Lollygagger Total Party Kill at eMusic Add to Collection
7:12pm CB Radio Gorgeous Local March of Progress Tour Tape '22 (Trouble In Mind)
Buy CB Radio Gorgeous Tour Tape '22 at Reckless Records Buy CB Radio Gorgeous at iTunes Buy CB Radio Gorgeous Tour Tape '22 at eMusic Add to Collection
Neko Case & Her Boyfriends - The Virginian album artwork 7:07pm Neko Case & Her Boyfriends Local Lonely Old Lies The Virginian (Mint)
Track Notes: 1997 Buy Neko Case & Her Boyfriends The Virginian at Reckless Records Buy Neko Case & Her Boyfriends at iTunes Buy Neko Case & Her Boyfriends The Virginian at eMusic Add to Collection
7:01pm The Doors Light My Fire The Doors (Elektra)
Track Notes: 1967 Buy The Doors The Doors at Reckless Records Buy The Doors at iTunes Buy The Doors The Doors at eMusic Add to Collection
8/4 - 6pm hour
6:57pm Julian Cope Treason Floored Genius: The Best of Julian Cope and the Teardrop Explodes 1979-1991 (Island)
Buy Julian Cope Floored Genius: The Best of Julian Cope and the Teardrop Explodes 1979-1991 at Reckless Records Buy Julian Cope at iTunes Buy Julian Cope Floored Genius: The Best of Julian Cope and the Teardrop Explodes 1979-1991 at eMusic Add to Collection
6:51pm Phil Yates & the Affiliates Local Trash Carrots A Thin Thread (Futureman)
Buy Phil Yates & the Affiliates A Thin Thread at Reckless Records Buy Phil Yates & the Affiliates at iTunes Buy Phil Yates & the Affiliates A Thin Thread at eMusic Add to Collection
The Verve - Urban Hymns album artwork 6:47pm The Verve Lucky Man Urban Hymns (Hut)
Track Notes: 1997 Buy The Verve Urban Hymns at Reckless Records Buy The Verve at iTunes Buy The Verve Urban Hymns at eMusic Add to Collection
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Genuine Negro Jig album artwork 6:43pm Carolina Chocolate Drops Hit 'Em Up Style Genuine Negro Jig (Nonesuch)
Track Notes: 2010 Buy Carolina Chocolate Drops Genuine Negro Jig at Reckless Records Buy Carolina Chocolate Drops at iTunes Buy Carolina Chocolate Drops Genuine Negro Jig at eMusic Add to Collection
6:42pm Uncle Tupelo Wait Up March 16-20 1992 (Rockville)
Buy Uncle Tupelo March 16-20 1992 at Reckless Records Buy Uncle Tupelo at iTunes Buy Uncle Tupelo March 16-20 1992 at eMusic Add to Collection
Working Men 6:35pm Working Men's Club Ploys Fear Fear (Heavenly/PIAS)
Buy Working Men's Club Fear Fear at Reckless Records Buy Working Men's Club at iTunes Buy Working Men's Club Fear Fear at eMusic Add to Collection
6:32pm Donnie Iris Ah! Leah! 20th Century Masters (Geffen)
Track Notes: 1980 Buy Donnie Iris 20th Century Masters at Reckless Records Buy Donnie Iris at iTunes Buy Donnie Iris 20th Century Masters at eMusic Add to Collection
Interpol - The Other Side of Make-Believe album artwork 6:28pm Interpol Greenwich The Other Side of Make-Believe (Matador)
Buy Interpol The Other Side of Make-Believe at Reckless Records Buy Interpol at iTunes Buy Interpol The Other Side of Make-Believe at eMusic Add to Collection
The Pretenders - Pretenders album artwork 6:23pm The Pretenders Stop Your Sobbing Pretenders (Sire)
Track Notes: 1979 Buy The Pretenders Pretenders at Reckless Records Buy The Pretenders at iTunes Buy The Pretenders Pretenders at eMusic Add to Collection
The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls In America album artwork 6:20pm The Hold Steady Chips Ahoy! Boys and Girls In America (Vagrant)
Track Notes: 2006 Buy The Hold Steady Boys and Girls In America at Reckless Records Buy The Hold Steady at iTunes Buy The Hold Steady Boys and Girls In America at eMusic Add to Collection
Wine Lips - Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party album artwork 6:19pm Wine Lips Eyes Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party (Stomp)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Wine Lips Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party at Reckless Records Buy Wine Lips at iTunes Buy Wine Lips Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party at eMusic Add to Collection
Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else album artwork 6:16pm Lydia Loveless Wine Lips Somewhere Else (Bloodshot)
Track Notes: 2014 Buy Lydia Loveless Somewhere Else at Reckless Records Buy Lydia Loveless at iTunes Buy Lydia Loveless Somewhere Else at eMusic Add to Collection
Wombo - Fairy Rust album artwork 6:11pm Wombo Snakey Fairy Rust (Fire Talk)
Buy Wombo Fairy Rust at Reckless Records Buy Wombo at iTunes Buy Wombo Fairy Rust at eMusic Add to Collection
Urge Overkill - Saturation album artwork 6:07pm Urge Overkill Local Positive Bleeding Saturation (Geffen)
Track Notes: 1993 Buy Urge Overkill Saturation at Reckless Records Buy Urge Overkill at iTunes Buy Urge Overkill Saturation at eMusic Add to Collection
Beach Bunny - Emotional Creature album artwork 6:04pm Beach Bunny Local Karaoke Emotional Creature (Mom+Pop)
Buy Beach Bunny Emotional Creature at Reckless Records Buy Beach Bunny at iTunes Buy Beach Bunny Emotional Creature at eMusic Add to Collection
The Plimsouls   - Everywhere at Once album artwork 6:01pm The Plimsouls A Million Miles Away Everywhere at Once (Geffen)
Track Notes: 1983 Buy The Plimsouls Everywhere at Once at Reckless Records Buy The Plimsouls at iTunes Buy The Plimsouls Everywhere at Once at eMusic Add to Collection
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