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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

12/1 - 8pm hour
Lilys - A Brief History of Amazing Letdowns album artwork 8:08pm Lilys Jenny, Andrew, and Me A Brief History of Amazing Letdowns (spinART)
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8:01pm The Halo Benders Virginia Reel Around the Fountain The Rebels Not In (K)
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12/1 - 7pm hour
Modest Mouse - Building Nothing Out of Something album artwork 7:54pm Modest Mouse Workin' on Leavin' the Livin' Building Nothing Out of Something (Up)
Buy Modest Mouse Building Nothing Out of Something at Reckless Records Buy Modest Mouse at iTunes Buy Modest Mouse Building Nothing Out of Something at eMusic Add to Collection
Decompressed Impossibility - Ghost Riders album artwork 7:51pm Decompressed Impossibility You Can't Ride Away Ghost Riders (Efficient Space)
Buy Decompressed Impossibility Ghost Riders at Reckless Records Buy Decompressed Impossibility at iTunes Buy Decompressed Impossibility Ghost Riders at eMusic Add to Collection
7:48pm The Yardbirds Evil Hearted You Having a Rave Up with the Yardbirds (Epic)
Track Notes: 1965 Buy The Yardbirds Having a Rave Up with the Yardbirds at Reckless Records Buy The Yardbirds at iTunes Buy The Yardbirds Having a Rave Up with the Yardbirds at eMusic Add to Collection
Alice Donut - The Untidy Suicides of Your Degenerate Children album artwork 7:46pm Alice Donut The Tingler The Untidy Suicides of Your Degenerate Children (Alternative Tentacles)
Track Notes: 1992 Buy Alice Donut The Untidy Suicides of Your Degenerate Children at Reckless Records Buy Alice Donut at iTunes Buy Alice Donut The Untidy Suicides of Your Degenerate Children at eMusic Add to Collection
Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady album artwork 7:43pm Buzzcocks Harmony In My Head Singles Going Steady (Capitol)
Buy Buzzcocks Singles Going Steady at Reckless Records Buy Buzzcocks at iTunes Buy Buzzcocks Singles Going Steady at eMusic Add to Collection
Wire - Pink Flag album artwork 7:41pm Wire Ex Lion Tamer Pink Flag (EMI)
Track Notes: 1977 Buy Wire Pink Flag at Reckless Records Buy Wire at iTunes Buy Wire Pink Flag at eMusic Add to Collection
7:36pm MINISKIRT Local Rosalee Miniskirt S/T EP (self-released)
Buy MINISKIRT Miniskirt S/T EP at Reckless Records Buy MINISKIRT at iTunes Buy MINISKIRT Miniskirt S/T EP at eMusic Add to Collection
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album artwork 7:32pm Wilco Local War On War Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch)
Track Notes: 2002 Buy Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot at Reckless Records Buy Wilco at iTunes Buy Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot at eMusic Add to Collection
Carly Simon - No Secrets album artwork 7:28pm Carly Simon You're So Vain No Secrets (Elektra)
Track Notes: 1972 Buy Carly Simon No Secrets at Reckless Records Buy Carly Simon at iTunes Buy Carly Simon No Secrets at eMusic Add to Collection
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours album artwork 7:25pm Fleetwood Mac You Make Loving Fun Rumours (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: 1977. RIP, Christine McVie. Buy Fleetwood Mac Rumours at Reckless Records Buy Fleetwood Mac at iTunes Buy Fleetwood Mac Rumours at eMusic Add to Collection
Buddy Holly - Greatest Hits album artwork 7:20pm Buddy Holly That'll Be The Day Greatest Hits (MCA)
Track Notes: 1957 Buy Buddy Holly Greatest Hits at Reckless Records Buy Buddy Holly at iTunes Buy Buddy Holly Greatest Hits at eMusic Add to Collection
Magic Shoppe - Mono Lake album artwork 7:17pm Magic Shoppe Are You There God? It's Me, Satan Mono Lake (Little Cloud/Cardinal Fuzz)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Magic Shoppe Mono Lake at Reckless Records Buy Magic Shoppe at iTunes Buy Magic Shoppe Mono Lake at eMusic Add to Collection
Special Interest - Endure album artwork 7:13pm Special Interest (Herman's) House Endure (Rough Trade)
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L7 - Bricks Are Heavy album artwork 7:07pm L7 Mr. Integrity Bricks Are Heavy (Slash)
Track Notes: 1992 Buy L7 Bricks Are Heavy at Reckless Records Buy L7 at iTunes Buy L7 Bricks Are Heavy at eMusic Add to Collection
7:03pm The Saints No Time (I'm) Stranded (EMI)
Track Notes: 1977 Buy The Saints (I'm) Stranded at Reckless Records Buy The Saints at iTunes Buy The Saints (I'm) Stranded at eMusic Add to Collection
12/1 - 6pm hour
6:59pm Sex Pistols Problems Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: 1977 Buy Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols at Reckless Records Buy Sex Pistols at iTunes Buy Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols at eMusic Add to Collection
6:55pm Rabbits Seiteki Ningen The Rabbits (Mesh-Key)
Buy Rabbits The Rabbits at Reckless Records Buy Rabbits at iTunes Buy Rabbits The Rabbits at eMusic Add to Collection
6:51pm Gaunt Lies Sob Story (Thrill Jockey)
Track Notes: 1994 Buy Gaunt Sob Story at Reckless Records Buy Gaunt at iTunes Buy Gaunt Sob Story at eMusic Add to Collection
Cheer-Accident - Chicago XX album artwork 6:47pm Cheer-Accident Local Like Something to Resemble Chicago XX (Cuneiform)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Cheer-Accident Chicago XX at Reckless Records Buy Cheer-Accident at iTunes Buy Cheer-Accident Chicago XX at eMusic Add to Collection
6:44pm The Doors Break on Through The Doors (Elektra)
Track Notes: 1967. HBD, John Densmore, b. 1944 Buy The Doors The Doors at Reckless Records Buy The Doors at iTunes Buy The Doors The Doors at eMusic Add to Collection
6:40pm Phoenix Tonight (featuring Ezra Koenig) Alpha Zulu (Loyauté/Glassnote)
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6:36pm Status Quo Pictures Of Matchstick Men Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond, Vol. 3 (Elektra/Rhino)
Buy Status Quo Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond, Vol. 3 at Reckless Records Buy Status Quo at iTunes Buy Status Quo Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond, Vol. 3 at eMusic Add to Collection
Blue Öyster Cult - Agents of Fortune album artwork 6:33pm Blue Öyster Cult This Ain't the Summer of Love Agents of Fortune (Columbia)
Track Notes: 1976. HBD, Eric Bloom, b 1944 Buy Blue Öyster Cult Agents of Fortune at Reckless Records Buy Blue Öyster Cult at iTunes Buy Blue Öyster Cult Agents of Fortune at eMusic Add to Collection
6:31pm Shirley Ellis Soul Time The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter... Ever! (Virgin)
Track Notes: 1966 Buy Shirley Ellis The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter... Ever! at Reckless Records Buy Shirley Ellis at iTunes Buy Shirley Ellis The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter... Ever! at eMusic Add to Collection
Lee Fields - Sentimental Fool album artwork 6:28pm Lee Fields Sentimental Fool Sentimental Fool (Daptone)
Buy Lee Fields Sentimental Fool at Reckless Records Buy Lee Fields at iTunes Buy Lee Fields Sentimental Fool at eMusic Add to Collection
Swervedriver - Mezcal Head album artwork 6:19pm Swervedriver Last Train to Satansville Mezcal Head (Creation)
Track Notes: 1993 Buy Swervedriver Mezcal Head at Reckless Records Buy Swervedriver at iTunes Buy Swervedriver Mezcal Head at eMusic Add to Collection
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow album artwork 6:16pm The Shins Kissing The Lipless Chutes Too Narrow (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: 2003 Buy The Shins Chutes Too Narrow at Reckless Records Buy The Shins at iTunes Buy The Shins Chutes Too Narrow at eMusic Add to Collection
Smut - How the Light Felt album artwork 6:13pm Smut Local Supersolar How the Light Felt (Bayonet)
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