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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

1/18 - 7pm hour
7:54pm Jeff Parker Local Suffolk Forfolks (International Anthem)
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Poison - Look What the Cat Dragged In album artwork 7:49pm Poison Look What the Cat Dragged In Look What the Cat Dragged In (Enigma)
Track Notes: 1986. Request from Kiko! Buy Poison Look What the Cat Dragged In at Reckless Records Buy Poison at iTunes Buy Poison Look What the Cat Dragged In at eMusic Add to Collection
Duran Duran - Duran Duran album artwork 7:48pm Duran Duran Is There Something I Should Know? Duran Duran (Capitol)
Track Notes: 1981 Buy Duran Duran Duran Duran at Reckless Records Buy Duran Duran at iTunes Buy Duran Duran Duran Duran at eMusic Add to Collection
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp album artwork 7:42pm Joe Jackson One More Time Look Sharp (A&M)
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Albertine Sarges - The Sticky Fingers album artwork 7:36pm Albertine Sarges Fish The Sticky Fingers (Moshi Moshi)
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The Breeders - Pod album artwork 7:34pm The Breeders Doe Pod (4AD)
Track Notes: Request from Chris! Buy The Breeders Pod at Reckless Records Buy The Breeders at iTunes Buy The Breeders Pod at eMusic Add to Collection
7:31pm Johnny Paycheck Take This Job and Shove It single (Epic)
Track Notes: 1977 Buy Johnny Paycheck single at Reckless Records Buy Johnny Paycheck at iTunes Buy Johnny Paycheck single at eMusic Add to Collection
Ty Segall - Manipulator album artwork 7:28pm Ty Segall Tall Man Skinny Lady Manipulator (Drag City)
Track Notes: 2014 Buy Ty Segall Manipulator at Reckless Records Buy Ty Segall at iTunes Buy Ty Segall Manipulator at eMusic Add to Collection
7:25pm Green / Blue Same Waste of Time Offering (Hozac)
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Pavement - Crooked Rain Crooked Rain: L.A. 7:20pm Pavement Gold Soundz Crooked Rain Crooked Rain: L.A.'s Desert Origins (Matador)
Track Notes: 1994 Buy Pavement Crooked Rain Crooked Rain: L.A.'s Desert Origins at Reckless Records Buy Pavement at iTunes Buy Pavement Crooked Rain Crooked Rain: L.A.'s Desert Origins at eMusic Add to Collection
Barry Manilow - Barry Manilow II album artwork 7:17pm Barry Manilow Mandy Barry Manilow II (Arista)
Track Notes: 1974 Buy Barry Manilow Barry Manilow II at Reckless Records Buy Barry Manilow at iTunes Buy Barry Manilow Barry Manilow II at eMusic Add to Collection
Broken Social Scene - Old Dead Young: B-Sides & Rarities album artwork 7:13pm Broken Social Scene This House Is On Fire Old Dead Young: B-Sides & Rarities (Arts & Crafts)
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7:08pm The Shins Turn A Square 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
7:07pm The Hollies Look Through Any Window single (Imperial)
Track Notes: 1965 Buy The Hollies single at Reckless Records Buy The Hollies at iTunes Buy The Hollies single at eMusic Add to Collection
foxtails - fawn album artwork 7:04pm foxtails ego death fawn (Skeletal Lightning)
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Mission of Burma - Vs. album artwork 7:01pm Mission of Burma Learn How Vs. (Ace of Hearts)
Track Notes: 1982 Buy Mission of Burma Vs. at Reckless Records Buy Mission of Burma at iTunes Buy Mission of Burma Vs. at eMusic Add to Collection
1/18 - 6pm hour
Brainiac - Smack Bunny Baby album artwork 6:57pm Brainiac Ride Smack Bunny Baby (Grass)
Track Notes: 1993 Buy Brainiac Smack Bunny Baby at Reckless Records Buy Brainiac at iTunes Buy Brainiac Smack Bunny Baby at eMusic Add to Collection
The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms album artwork 6:52pm The Feelies Raised Eyebrows Crazy Rhythms (Stiff)
Track Notes: 1980 Buy The Feelies Crazy Rhythms at Reckless Records Buy The Feelies at iTunes Buy The Feelies Crazy Rhythms at eMusic Add to Collection
Dead Moon - Echoes of the Past album artwork 6:48pm Dead Moon Dead Moon Night Echoes of the Past (Sub Pop)
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MC5 - The Big Bang! Best Of The MC5 album artwork 6:45pm MC5 Looking At You The Big Bang! Best Of The MC5 (Mercury)
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The Rolling Stones - Singles 1963-1965 album artwork 6:42pm The Rolling Stones Play with Fire Singles 1963-1965 (ABKCO)
Track Notes: 1965 Buy The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1965 at Reckless Records Buy The Rolling Stones at iTunes Buy The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1965 at eMusic Add to Collection
Cat Power - Covers album artwork 6:40pm Cat Power It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels Covers (Domino)
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6:36pm Frozen Inertia Why does no one like this? After The Circus (self-released)
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Madness - Absolutely album artwork 6:33pm Madness Baggy Trousers Absolutely (Stiff)
Track Notes: 1980. Request for Owen! Buy Madness Absolutely at Reckless Records Buy Madness at iTunes Buy Madness Absolutely at eMusic Add to Collection
Cheap Trick - Dream Police album artwork 6:30pm Cheap Trick Local Dream Police Dream Police (Epic)
Track Notes: 1979 Buy Cheap Trick Dream Police at Reckless Records Buy Cheap Trick at iTunes Buy Cheap Trick Dream Police at eMusic Add to Collection
6:28pm FUSS Pillow Talk (Cool Like Pingu) We're Not Alone (Phat 'n' Phunky)
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6:23pm Railroad Jerk Help Yourself One Track Mind (Matador)
Track Notes: 1995 Buy Railroad Jerk One Track Mind at Reckless Records Buy Railroad Jerk at iTunes Buy Railroad Jerk One Track Mind at eMusic Add to Collection
6:19pm Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Sweat Orange (Matador)
Track Notes: 1994 Buy Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Orange at Reckless Records Buy Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at iTunes Buy Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Orange at eMusic Add to Collection
6:16pm 75 Dollar Bill featuring Sue Garner, Cheryl Kingan & Chris Nelson Don't Worry, Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow) Social Music at Troost Vol. 3: (Other) People's Music (Social Music)
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6:10pm Hollow Frames Local The Disquiet The Management of Forest Affairs (self-released)
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