Tue, 2 February 2010
The Latest Episode of the Yank Sizzler Podcast is #33.
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Give it a Listen Using the Handy Player to the Left.
Below you'll find the latest blog entries about cool new records, shows or whatever is floating my boat. And of course the play lists to each episode of the podcast are below.
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:01pm CST
Sun, 22 November 2009
Its that time of year and the radio station I DJ for, Dandelion Radio, is holding their Festive 50 celebration. Stop by Dandelion Radio before December comes and vote for your 3 favorite tracks that came out in 2009. We'll tally the votes and the top 50 tunes get the countdown treatment and broadcast all to great fun and merriment.
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40pm CST
Tue, 17 June 2008
One of my favorite local acts, Ad Astra Per Aspera, has just released a new 7" on Love Garden Records. Its A-side is Danger Bird Blues and the flip is Rrrip-It-Up. Both tracks are absolutely tremendous. (Bet you thought I'd use the word "amazing")
I wish I could share with you a MP3, but I want you guys to buy this awesome little number. There is a digital copy with every vinyl copy too.
But you want to hear the music right now. So go over to AAPA's Myspace and listen to it.
And finally, you're asking "Who's Love Garden Records?"
Well hotshot, they are the local record store in downtown Lawrence, KS. That's right. The record store is the label. How tasty is that.
Thanks to Amanda for telling me about it.
Category:general -- posted at: 8:29pm CST
Wed, 11 June 2008
Everyone rejoice! The Embarrassment anthology "Heyday" is back in print after being unavailable for far too long. Its back on its original label, Bar None Records.
Order it here from Insound or better yet, tell your local independent record store to get you a copy.
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm CST
Fri, 11 April 2008
Its been four days now and the fact that KU (my alma mater and where I still live here in Lawrence, KS) won the NCAA Basketball Championship over not just Memphis, but North Carolina as well is all but a dream still. It was & will be the best basketball I've ever witnessed for my life, I guarantee it. I ended up standing on a bar being sprayed by the bartender and his tonic water gun. I screamed myself mute. Along with 40,000 fans, I descended upon downtown Lawrence and felt a since of community that pro-sports can never really attain.
That's all. Just thought I'd mention how happy I've been this week.
PS - the photo is of downtown Lawrence after the win.
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm CST
Fri, 21 March 2008
The 'ol Yank Sizzler is expanding. Starting in April, in addition to this podcast, I will be doing The Yank Sizzler on Dandelion Radio out of London. I've been given the honor to join the wonderful staff of this superb station. My first month's show will be a one-hour run, but after that, I should start a regular two hour program every month.
And on a smaller scale, the old hometown folks of Dodge City, KS will be able to hear a 1 hour Yank Sizzler show every week on KONQ 91.9 FM several different times throughout the week.
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05am CST
Sat, 22 December 2007
Sorry about the lack of shows since October. I hate taking hiatus from the show but my recent job took all my spare time away. I was on the road up in Omaha (a wonderful city by the way) working on a Christmas feature film for next year. It was a blast, but it made me neglect the show. I'll be back after the new year, I promise. I really wanted to do a Xmas special podcast, but that too got canned.
Anyway, its Dec. 22nd. I always remember that date for its the birthday of great friend and its the day Joe Strummer left this good earth.
Have a Merry Christmas everyone. Take care and be safe.
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29am CST
Sun, 29 July 2007
Being an avid Tom Waits fan, I cruise by the much updated Waits blog, The Eyeball Kid.
Recently there have been some fun video link posts.
The first is a superb animated music video for "In the Belly of Whale" created by Gal Shkedi of Israel. The piece is somewhat reminiscent of that M. Ward video but only in style. Simply gorgeous.
The second is what I wish the Travel channel was, instead of Las Vegas hype content. Its a bizarre fishing program with John Lurie and Tom Waits in Jamaica.
Courtesy of the Eyeball Kid blog.
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm CST
Mon, 26 February 2007
I've redone a little bit on the site today and now all the non-podcast MP3 & ZIP files I've been sharing are permanent. In the old system they expired after 30 days, but no more. If a file is down, get in touch and I'll fix the link. Later everyone and enjoy the music.
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am CST
Fri, 26 January 2007
The good news is that a great out of town work trip has presented itself. The bad news is that I'm a lazy tool who won't be able to complete a new Yank Sizzler podcast until I get back around Feb 10th. I desperately wanted to do a new episode for you guys as I've come across some amazing music in the last week. But alas it will need to wait. This only reaffirms that I seriously need to invest in a laptop instead of this PC I use.
But don't fret, instead head on over to Dandelion Radio and make sure you catch the last week of programming this month because it is the new home to the Festive 50 countdown that Mr. John Peel loved so much. It's a great playlist and my voted track "Young Folks" by Peter, Bjorn & John made it to #5. Awesome people + awesome music = Dandelion Radio.
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45am CST