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The Reddy Kilowatt Hour The Reddy Kilowatt Hour, presented Wed. 10 PM ET on Radio Fairfax. Enjoy our archived shows at https://reddykradio.buzzsprout.com.

Reddy J Kilowatt is your rock and roll servant, featuring alt-rock, progressive rock, soul, occasional punk rock, deep tracks, forgotten classics, and brand new, angst-ridden favorites. Inspired by the great FM stations and DJs of the 70s and 80s who played whatever they felt like, along with the old AM radio energy of the late 60s - early 70s. There's still great new music out there and we play i

Reddy J Kilowatt is your rock and roll servant, featuring alt-rock, progressive rock, soul, occasional punk rock, deep tracks, forgotten classics, and brand new, angst-ridden favorites. Inspired by the great FM stations and DJs of the 70s and 80s who played whatever they felt like, along with the old AM radio energy of the late 60s - early 70s. There's still great new music out there and we play i

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We have something for everybody on this week's archive. Our opening track comes from  Philly's Ron Gallo with a new and ...
01/21/2023
Episode #103 - Foreground Music (1/18/23) - The Reddy Kilowatt Hour

We have something for everybody on this week's archive. Our opening track comes from Philly's Ron Gallo with a new and suitably loud and obnoxious title track called "Foreground Music". During the pandemic, Gallo put on an online music festival called "Really Nice Fest" and Ron also rocks the Arnold Horshack perm. If you like punk, we have the Damned, who follow up our opener with "Neat Neat Neat" from 1978. The first set end with my longtime favorite Dave Edmunds track, from his 1981 Twangin' album, "You'll Never Get Me Up (In One of Those)", featuring the late, lamented combo Rockpile, which Edmunds shared with Nick Lowe for their respective solo records.

Set 2 opens with a 2013 song by Ducktails, "Letter of Intent", which at once has an 80s pop / R&B and proto-Tame Impala feel. Actually I wish Tame Impala was this melodic. We go back to the mid-80s and Killing Joke, who with the relentless "Love Like Blood" took their post-punk sound in a decidedly goth direction with spooky synths and layers of guitars. A different kind of spooky is found on 1962's "Running Scared", a Roy Orbison mini-epic built around the fear of rejection. The quivering voice and orchestration bely the triumphant final line of the song. It took a unique form of confidence to sing in such a vulnerable way, only to hit impossibly high notes at the end. Roy is truly a rock pioneer who sounded like no one who came before him or since.

Our middle set features "THe Full Form" by London singer L.A. Salami, an Afro-British singer that is at once reminiscent of his contemporary Bakar, along with 70s R&B and a little bit of rap and electronica for good measure. The Australian Courtney Barnett follows with the wonderful "Rae Street" from her 2021 album Things Take Time Take Time, paraphrasing her Dad's fatherly advice into a description of a day in the neighborhood. The set ends with a piano-driven waltz from Liverpool England's Clean Cut Kid (featuring Pet Snake), with Wilson-Phillips style harmonies.

Set 4 features Donald Fagen's Karmakiriad-era "Florida Room" (cowritten with wife Libby Titus), a paean to every romantic Florida stereotype for hardened Northeasterners heading to their early-bird specials at the Boca Raton Red Lobster (or Rascal House, one of the more famous local South Florida deli-restaurants where the pickles are plentiful). We follow it with First Aid Kit, two sisters from Sweden who sound like they've just been harmonizing with Dolly Parton at the Ryman Auditorium, with the beautiful "Turning Onto You" from their latest album, Palomino. We fall back to 1968 with Buffalo Springfield's "Four Days Gone", this week's second waltz (we rarely play even one), written and sung by Stephen Stills and released at a time when the band was breaking up and he was up in Laurel Canyon practicing a new kind of harmonic folk-rock with old friend David Crosby and his new British pal Graham Nash.

Set 5 features two songs to wrap us up, a fun neo-girl-grunge tune by Seattle's Alex Vile called "Tiger" (a fresh take on the Breeders and Sleater-Kinney sound), and then a rare original by French dance DJs Ofenbach called "Be Mine", which combines a more relaxing dance beat with catchy guitar, piano, organ and vocals, sounding like fun rock and roll instead of the usual mind-numbing Euro dance beats. And all this music, folks, is guaranteed to inspire you or tire you out. Perhaps both.

This RKH archives are available at the link below as well as on iHeart, Apple, Google and other fine podcasts as well as on Amazon Music. Plus listen to our new shows as they happen every Wednesday at 10 pm ET on radiofairfax.org, TuneIn Radio (Radio Fairfax), and NoVA cable channels 37 (Cox/Fios) and 27 (Comcast).

POSTSCRIPT: We wished a fond goodbye to guitar savant Jeff Beck last week (he's featured on our next show). Unfortunately now we have to say farewell to David Crosby, who was simply a ringleader of the entire LA folk-rock sound, a master of harmonies and intricate phrasings with an amazing range, and a brutally honest personality who lived with and survived his own vices longer than anyone could have reasonably expected. We'll be featuring him soon as well.

Best,
Reddy J Kilowatt,
Your Rock and Roll Servant

10:00 PM | Ron Gallo | Foreground Music 10:04 PM | The Damned | Neat Neat Neat 10:06 PM | Dave Edmunds | You'll Never Get Me up (In One of Those) 10:12 PM | Ducktails | Letter of Intent 10:15 PM | Killing Joke | Love Like Blood 10:20 PM | Roy Orbi...

Here at the RKH,  we mourn the loss of David Crosby, the second major   artist we've lost this month.  Founding member o...
01/20/2023
Wooden Ships (2005 Remaster)

Here at the RKH, we mourn the loss of David Crosby, the second major artist we've lost this month. Founding member of the Byrds, CSN and CSNY, all stalwarts of our show. A fine songwriter, angelic voice, and ringleader of the Laurel Canyon scene. I could only imagine when C, S and N might have been thinking when they heard themselves sing together for the first time in a room. And the rest was history.

Provided to YouTube by Rhino AtlanticWooden Ships (2005 Remaster) · Crosby, Stills & NashCrosby, Stills & Nash℗ 1969 Atlantic Recording CorporationEngineer: ...

01/19/2023
RKH 1/18: Damned Florida Room!

Reddy is on in less than an hour! Join the Internet feed at 9:58 pm! We begin at 10 sharp (ET). Catch ya on the other side……..RJK

01/16/2023
RKH 1/18: Damned Florida Room!

Last week we brought you Captain Sensible … this week we go all out and bring you the rest of The Damned. Also we'll hear 80s tracks from Dave Edmunds and Killing Joke, along with deep 60s tracks from Roy Orbison and Buffalo Springfield. New music this week includes Ron Gallo, LA Salami, Clean Cut Kid, First Aid Kit and Alex Vile. Also, from 1993, Donald Fagen will take you for an early bird special in the "Florida Room". Plus even more!

The Reddy Kilowatt Hour is broadcast on Wednesday nights at 10 eastern, 7 pacific on Radio Fairfax. Available everywhere as follows:

🎙 TuneIn Radio app ("Radio Fairfax")
💻 On the web at radiofairfax.org
📺 In Northern Virginia you can also catch it on Cox/Fios Cable Channel 37 and Comcast Channel 27, non-cable people can stream the show via Roku and Google TV: http://tinyurl.com/3uqfsz9
📱Direct web audio feed on: https://fcac.broadcasttool.stream/high

All our past shows can be streamed at reddykradio.buzzsprout.com, on iHeart, Apple and other Podcast apps, and on Amazon Music under "The Reddy Kilowatt Hour".

Next week be sure to tune in as well, when we will feature a few songs from noted auto enthusiast and frequent guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck(RIP).

Cheers,
Reddy J Kilowatt
Your Rock and Roll Servant😎

Year 3 of our spin on    is underway and we open up by going back to 1966 with British stalwarts Cream singing "I Feel F...
01/15/2023
Episode #102 - I Feel Free (1/11/23) - The Reddy Kilowatt Hour

Year 3 of our spin on is underway and we open up by going back to 1966 with British stalwarts Cream singing "I Feel Free" (not deliberately chosen for, but nevertheless an inspiring and hopeful thought on this MLK birthday weekend). We fast-forward to today with two new ones, one from Australian band Cool Sounds, the playful "Foreign Feelings", led by Dennis Lacey who also leads the Australian-German quartet Partner Look, and a chiming, melodic "The Show Must Go On" by New Englanders Born Without Bones.

Set two opens with Captain Sensible, who leaves his exploits from punkers the Damned behind with a 1982 effort, a Grandmaster Flash send-up (featuring Niles Rodgers-like rhythm guitar) called "Wot", featuring a call-and-response with his deadpan girl backup singers. Again, two more new songs follow. Western Canada band Parkland did the time-honored pandemic thing on the pretty and country-inflected "Good Stuff" (off their debut album) with all the members recording their parts at home separately. London quartet Bleach Lab, led by singer Jenna Kyle, end the set with the ethereal "I Could Be Your Safe Place".

The middle set begins with U2's triumphal "Magnificent" from 2009, one of their better late-era efforts ("late-era" being their less well-regarded music post-Elevation). Again we feature some new tunes to complete the set. Blessed, a Vancouver quartet, perform "Anything", whose lovely guitar figure throughout the song is accompanied by fine harmonies, and a drum part that wouldn't have been out of place on a late 80s or early 90s U2 ballad. Quirky Dear Nora (aka Katy Davidson) from Portland, Oregon then does "scrolls of doom", decrying environmental and political quackery.

Our penultimate set begins with Irish singer Aoife Nessa Frances with a beautiful, Farfisa-inflected ballad from her 2022 album Protector entitled, "This Still Life", recorded in Ireland's coastal countryside. Next up is a song from the 1982 debut album of Lords of the New Church, "Russian Roulette". This was a band of Brits along with American singer Stiv Bators, leader of the late-70s Cleveland punk band The Dead Boys. The bright guitar sound contrasts with the "Apocalypse Now"-inspired lyrics, catchy as they sound. We then finish the set with the criminally-underrated singer Tasmin Archer, who had a small number of UK and EU hits in the '90s, but went practically unnoticed in the three-pronged grunge / rap / country music scene of the mid-90s in the US. This 1993 song, amazingly enough, is called "Lords of the New Church", a strangely timely song about evangelical preachers who espouse money and wealth.

We wrap with the 1972 classic from the Temptations, "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone", their last hit record. It's known almost as much for its lush instrumentation, signature bass line, and proto-dance beat as for its vocals and its painful lyrics about an absentee father. Different versions of the song ranged from 4 minutes (the AM radio version) to 12 minutes (the album version). Here we play the 7 minute "single" version, which fades us into the night.

This RKH archive and the 101 episodes before it are available at the link below as well as on iHeart, Apple, Google and other fine podcasts as well as on Amazon Music. Plus listen to our new shows as they happen every Wednesday at 10 pm ET on radiofairfax.org, TuneIn Radio (Radio Fairfax), and NoVA cable channels 37 (Cox/Fios) and 27 (Comcast).

RIP Jeff Beck, an inspiration to both the music listener and to the people he performed with. He is perched on the all-time pantheon of guitarists with Jimmy, Jimi and Eric, as well as being a mentor, friend, and co-hort to young performers ranging from Rod Stewart in the late 60s to bassist Tal Wilkenfeld in the 2000s. Hope he and Jimi can touch base now. We'll be featuring Jeff before the month is out.

Best,
Reddy J Kilowatt,
Your Rock and Roll Servant

10:01 PM | Cream | I Feel Free 10:03 PM | Cool Sounds | Foreign Feelings 10:07 PM | Born Without Bones | Show on the Road 10:13 PM | Captain Sensible | Wot 10:16 PM | Parkland | Good Stuff 10:20 PM | Bleach Lab | I Could Be Your Safe Place 10:24 P...

Jeff Beck discovered bassist and singer-songwriter Tal Wilkenfeld when she was only about 20 or 21, and she was a part o...
01/14/2023

Jeff Beck discovered bassist and singer-songwriter Tal Wilkenfeld when she was only about 20 or 21, and she was a part of his touring group for several years over the past two decades. Jeff Beck's musicianship will be remembered, not just his talent or stardom.

01/07/2023
RKH 1/11/23: New season, staying eclectic

It’s a new season of the Reddy Kilowatt Hour and we kick off our third year on the air with Captain Sensible! Along with tracks from Cream, Lords of the New Church, Tasmin Archer and the Temptations. Plus new music from Cool Sounds, Born Without Bones, Dear Nora, Bleach Lab; from Canada we hear Parkland and Blessed, and from Ireland, singer Aoife Nessa Frances. And more!

The Reddy Kilowatt Hour is broadcast on Wednesday nights at 10 eastern, 7 pacific on Radio Fairfax. Available everywhere as follows:

🎙 TuneIn Radio app ("Radio Fairfax")
💻 On the web at radiofairfax.org
📺 In Northern Virginia you can also catch it on Cox/Fios Cable Channel 37 and Comcast Channel 27, non-cable people can stream the show via Roku and Google TV: http://tinyurl.com/3uqfsz9
📱Direct web audio feed on: https://fcac.broadcasttool.stream/high

All our past shows can be streamed at reddykradio.buzzsprout.com, on iHeart, Apple and other Podcast apps, and on Amazon Music under "The Reddy Kilowatt Hour".

Thanks for your devotion to since our first show on the infamous date of 1/6/21. We look forward to your joining us every Wednesday night and beyond.....

Cheers,
Reddy J Kilowatt
Your Rock and Roll Servant😎

We presented an encore of our September 28 episode this week, which is in our archive at the link below. A few of our FA...
01/06/2023
Episode #88 - Grey Seal (9/28/22) - The Reddy Kilowatt Hour

We presented an encore of our September 28 episode this week, which is in our archive at the link below. A few of our FAB 14 from last week premiered on this episode and one song that just missed the chart is featured along with the band! Special guest Adam Elk from The Mommyheads discussed their prodigious output the last several years including their latest album, Genius Killer, along with how they remain inspired by the world around them. We play both "Distill Your Love Into That Dying Light" (the one that just missed our chart) from the new album and "Blind Like a Camera" from their 1992 album Coming Into Beauty.

Also on this episode, we opened with two artists who graced DC's biggest stages in September. First, Elton John, who was at Nats Park, supplied our opening and title track to this week's episode, "Grey Seal" (from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road), where Bernie Taupin wonders about what he does and doesn't know about the geopolitical world. Second, we played Roxy Music, who brought their 50th anniversary tour to the Capital One Arena, doing a track from 1973's For Your Pleasure, their second album, with "Do The Strand". This one features their more playful side (which was more apparent earlier than later in their careers). The Buzzcocks end our first set with "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)", featuring lyrics cribbed from a late night TV viewing of "Guys and Dolls" in a beer-soaked hotel room back in the late 70s.

Other music this week included Big Thief ("Simulation Swarm", about a hospital stay during the pandemic), The Snuts (doing a rambunctious "The Rodeo"), and Horsegirl, a Chicago band doing a fun and off-kilter guitar dance number called "Anti-Glory". NYC's DIIV ("Skin Game") and Keb' Mo' (a bluesy "The Medicine Man", performed with Americana stalwarts Old Crow Medicine Show) provide other recent tracks. We also throw in a 2010s release from rockabilly man Chris Isaak called "Dixie Fried", a song about a guy who "je**ed out a razor but he wasn't shaving", only to end up in jail. Your guess is as good as mine as to what this is about.

You can stream this show on Buzzsprout (again the link is below), along with Apple , iHeart and other fine podcast apps, along with Amazon Music.

Catch our broadcasts every Wednesday 10 pm Eastern on radiofairfax.org, Radio Fairfax on TuneIn, and in NoVA also on TV channels Cox/Fios 37 and Comcast 27.

And yes, we resume with new shows next week!!!

Cheers,
Reddy 🙃

10:00 PM | Elton John | Grey Seal 10:04 PM | Roxy Music | Do the Strand 10:08 PM | Buzzcocks | Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've) 10:12 PM | Big Thief | Simulation Swarm 10:16 PM | The Snuts | The Rodeo 10:19 PM | Chris Isaak | Di...

01/03/2023
1/4/23: Encore presentation of our September 28 show featuring The Mommyheads

This week, an encore presentation from 9/28/22!

Join us for a blast from the 70s with the Buzzcocks, Elton John and Roxy Music, plus the latest from Big Thief, the Snuts, Horsegirl and Keb' Mo'. Also a new album from The Mommyheads called Genius Killer, and we interview Mommyheads singer/guitarist/producer Adam Elk about that new album, their music and their long career. Plus much more!!

The Reddy Kilowatt Hour is broadcast on Wednesday nights at 10 eastern, 7 pacific on Radio Fairfax. Available everywhere as follows:

🎙 TuneIn Radio app ("Radio Fairfax")
💻 On the web at radiofairfax.org
📺 In Northern Virginia you can also catch it on Cox/Fios Cable Channel 37 and Comcast Channel 27
Direct feed on: https://fcac.broadcasttool.stream/high

All our past shows can be streamed at reddykradio.buzzsprout.com and on iHeart, Apple, Amazon Music and other Podcast apps under "The Reddy Kilowatt Hour".

Join us for our third year with new shows starting next week!

Cheers,
Reddy J Kilowatt
Your Rock and Roll Servant 😎

Enjoy the FAB 14 of 2002, streaming at the Buzzsprout link below as well as on Amazon Music, Apple, iHeart and Google Po...
01/01/2023
Episode #101 - The FAB 14 of 2022 (12/28/22) - The Reddy Kilowatt Hour

Enjoy the FAB 14 of 2002, streaming at the Buzzsprout link below as well as on Amazon Music, Apple, iHeart and Google Podcast apps!
Happy New Year and look forward to bringing you some new shows in mid-January! Best, Reddy

10:00 PM | #14: Vi**ra Boys | Punk Rock Loser 10:04 PM | #13: Momma | Medicine10:08 PM | #12: Bartees Strange | Heavy Heart 10:13 PM | #11: Palm Trees in Moscow | Drunk at the Airport 10:18 PM | #10: Spoon | Wild 10:21 PM | #9: Horsegirl | Anti-...

Thank You Everyone!!!!!!!
12/31/2022
The Reddy Kilowatt Hour

Thank You Everyone!!!!!!!

From Beautiful Downtown Merrifield in the shadow of the Mosaic District, it’s the Reddy Kilowatt Hour, presented Wednesdays at 10 pm ET on Radio Fairfax, with old shows now available as podcasts. Hosted by a washed-up college DJ that is demonically possessed by a discredited cartoon spokesman for ...

Thanks all for joining us last night for our "FAB 14 of 2022" and for our second year of both rock and roll via Radio Fa...
12/29/2022

Thanks all for joining us last night for our "FAB 14 of 2022" and for our second year of both rock and roll via Radio Fairfax and through our downloads of the previous week's shows. Below are the top 5 episodes for 2022 based on downloads!

#1. "Living In Another World", 7/8 (Episode #77)
#2. "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead", 5/27 (Episode #72)
#3. "Steady As She Goes", 2/25 (Episode #59)
#4. "Wet Dream", 2/18 (Episode #58)
#5. "So Far Gone", 12/7 (Episode #98)

Episode #77 is also our #3 episode of all time.

We interestingly had a huge number of downloads this year for one of our early episodes, Episode #16, "In the Meantime" (4/21/21), which has become our #1 download of all time.
Spacehog fans unite! I have to admit the Spacehog-into-David Gilmour transition in that opening set was pretty cool.

Our #2 all-time episode is our 10th episode, "Times Like These" (3/10/21), which was our first DC Local music special.

These and all our other episodes are available for listening at reddykradio.buzzsprout.com and on Apple, iHeart and Google podcast apps along with Amazon Music. We'll be adding the FAB 14 episode to the archive this weekend so stay tuned!

HNY and be safe,
Reddy

12/29/2022
TKH 12/28: The FAB 14 of 2022!

The FAB 14 on the RKH begins in less than 30 min! Radio feed begins 9:58 pm, while on TV feed we follow “Simply Sinatra”. Catch you shortly!

12/27/2022
TKH 12/28: The FAB 14 of 2022!

IT'S THE FAB 14! Listen on Wednesday night to hear the top new songs we played this year based on downloads of our episodes along with ratings from our virtual panel of music experts. Will you hear Wet Leg? Palm Trees in Moscow (from BAL)? Bartees Strange (from DC)? Fontaines DC? Big Thief? Tune in and join in the suspense.

The Reddy Kilowatt Hour is broadcast on Wednesday nights at 10 eastern, 7 pacific on Radio Fairfax. Available everywhere as follows:

🎙 TuneIn Radio app ("Radio Fairfax")
💻 On the web at radiofairfax.org
📺 In Northern Virginia you can also catch it on Cox/Fios Cable Channel 37 and Comcast Channel 27, non-cable people can stream the show via Roku and Google TV: http://tinyurl.com/3uqfsz9
📱Direct web audio feed on: https://fcac.broadcasttool.stream/high

All our past shows can be streamed at reddykradio.buzzsprout.com, on iHeart, Apple and other Podcast apps, and on Amazon Music under "The Reddy Kilowatt Hour".

Have a happy and safe New Year's weekend!

Cheers,
Reddy J Kilowatt
Your Rock and Roll Servant😎

Our 100th Episode is our annual holiday special!   We range from reverent to edgy on this one,  and you'll find it a gre...
12/23/2022
Episode #100 - Merry Christmas Baby (and a Happy Hanukkah Too) (12/21/22) - The Reddy Kilowatt Hour

Our 100th Episode is our annual holiday special! We range from reverent to edgy on this one, and you'll find it a great complement to any kind of fun-time events you'll have this weekend, or just to entertain you on a long drive if you listen via one of the podcast apps like iHeart or Apple. This one deserves a synopsis:

After some nostalgic commercial bits (the Radio Shack bit in particular), we jump into Otis Redding doing a 1947 R&B hit twenty years later with "Merry Christmas Baby". The Pretenders follow with a beautiful jangly "2000 Miles", and we close out set 1 with the Mighty Mighty Bosstones (from Boston of course) covering a 1984 song by the Dogmatics called "Xmas Time (Sure Doesn't Feel Like It)".

Our second set sandwiches a bright pop song "Look Outside (A New Year's Coming)" from the Go! Team which came out mid-Pandemic (2020) between Blondie's punkish interpretation of "We Three Kings" (released in 2009, but they sound pleasingly 1979-ish) and The Dwarves' gleefully obnoxious "Drinkin' Up Christmas".

Our middle set goes four songs long, with our Hanukkah song this year belonging to Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings with a soul rave-up, "Eight Days". We revert into glorious irreverence with Denver's Rocket Surgeons covering a 1950s kid tune, "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas", about twice as fast as 10-year-old Gayla Peavey did on the Ed Sullivan Show back in 1953, along with a shrieking guitar figure that is very un-1953. The Dead Milkmen (authors of the 80s hits "BItchin Camaro" and "Punk Rock Girl") expose their mastery at tearing up politicized religiosity with their prescient "Big Words Make the Baby Jesus Cry" (from 2014). The set ends with MC Lars updating a classic 20th Century Christmas fable with "Gary the Green Nosed Reindeer", in the manner only a Stanford grad and Berkeley CA native could.

After skanking our way through No Doubt's "Oi to the World" (2003), right before Gwen Stefani went all glam, Jacksonville natives Yellowcard provide an epic cover of a 2008 Coldplay song, "Christmas Lights". We hew more traditional with a ca****la group Pentatonix singing "Where are You Christmas", though I believe they eschewed the beatboxing for an actual drum track (either that or they are more amazing than we think).

We wrap up with the four Beatles delivering their 1965 Christmas wishes (reinterpreting "Yesterday", "Auld Lang Syne", and whatever else they felt like doing), and then Los Angelenos X doing their patented deadpan boy-girl duet version of "Jingle Bells" circa 2009.

This RKH archive (and the 99 episodes that came before it) are available at the link below as well as on iHeart, Apple, Google and other fine podcasts as well as on Amazon Music.

Next week look for our "FAB 14" (the top new songs played on our show this year) which will close out our second season of the RKH. Our new shows broadcast every Wednesday at 10 pm ET on radiofairfax.org, TuneIn Radio (Radio Fairfax), and NoVA cable channels 37 (Cox/Fios) and 27 (Comcast).

Y'all have a safe and merry Christmas, and a happy Hanukkah.

Cheers,
Reddy

10:01 PM | Otis Redding | Merry Christmas Baby 10:03 PM | Pretenders | 2000 Miles 10:07 PM | The Mighty Mighty Bosstones | X'Mas Time (It Sure Doesn't Feel Like It)10:12 PM | Blondie | We Three Kings10:14 PM | The Go! Team | Look Outside (A New Ye...

12/19/2022
RKH (12/21): Have an Uncommon Holiday

Wednesday we celebrate another electrifying festive season with Christmas classics from Otis Redding, the Pretenders, and Pentatonix; unique takes on Christmas standards from Blondie , Rocket Surgeons and X, celebrate the "8 Days (of Hanukkah)" with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings; and enjoy some un-standard holiday music from Mighty Mighty Bosstones, the Dwarves, and the Dead Milkmen. Plus Christmas greetings from the Beatles and lots more!

The Reddy Kilowatt Hour is broadcast on Wednesday nights at 10 eastern, 7 pacific on Radio Fairfax. Available everywhere as follows:

🎙 TuneIn Radio app ("Radio Fairfax")
💻 On the web at radiofairfax.org
📺 In Northern Virginia you can also catch it on Cox/Fios Cable Channel 37 and Comcast Channel 27, non-cable people can stream the show via Roku and Google TV: http://tinyurl.com/3uqfsz9
📱Direct web audio feed on: https://fcac.broadcasttool.stream/high

All our past shows can be streamed at reddykradio.buzzsprout.com, on iHeart, Apple and other Podcast apps, and on Amazon Music under "The Reddy Kilowatt Hour".

And next week, catch our FAB 14 countdown of our top new songs of 2022!

Celebrate and be safe!

Cheers,
Reddy J Kilowatt
Your Rock and Roll Servant😎

Our latest archive features the RKH debut of Joan Armatrading, who celebrates a birthday this month and, although she is...
12/16/2022
Episode #99 - Drop the Pilot (12/14/22) - The Reddy Kilowatt Hour

Our latest archive features the RKH debut of Joan Armatrading, who celebrates a birthday this month and, although she is best known for performing solo with acoustic guitar, she had a few notable rock and R&B efforts in the 70s and 80s, including the album 1983's The Key, from which comes our title track "Drop the Pilot" (some kind of British slang term for finding someone/something new). Other birthdays we celebrate this week include the one and only Billy Gibbons, who leads off our middle set with ZZ Top's twin standards "Waiting for the Bus" and "Jesus Just Left Chicago". Hot on the heels of that is guitarist Peter Buck (also celebrating a birthday) for which we celebrate with some very early REM, the song "Catapult" off Murmur, featuring the ever-catchy "oooo, we were little boys......oooo, we were little girls". One of those jangly early 80s songs I've never been able to get out of my head. And now neither will you.

We haven't scrimped on the recent stuff this week - a new one from Swedish twin sisters 7ebra, "I Have A Lot to Say", with a slightly more laconic and wiseass take on Wet Leg's sound (if you didn't think Wet Leg was laconic and wiseass enough). Also, Cass McCombs has quietly been building a following with his literate music style, here on "Vacation from Thought" he is joined by New York trio Weak Signal. Finally, Baltimore punkers Turnstile have been filling up arenas around the world and will be playing both Capital One in DC and Baltimore Arena this coming May. Here we hear "Underwater Boi".

Other 21st Century stuff this week includes singer-songwriter Ben Harper's "In the Colors" (with the Innocent Criminals), the Chromatics with their 2015 "Shadows", off a never-released album, which David Lynch thought would sound good in the roadhouse
in his 2018 reboot of Twin Peaks. From 2011 comes a live rendition of "Closet Disco Dancer" by Igor and the Red Elvises (them again) which completely wipes the floor with the studio version, as do most of their live versions of their songs.

Ignoring the 90s this week, we span the '80s with Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Knock Me Down" (one of their excellent anti-drug songs ironically done during an era where they were swimming in drugs), The Smiths do "Bigmouth Strikes Again", as well as the aforementioned Joan and REM tunes.

From the 70s, we couldn't get enough of Christine McVie last week, so this week we play her "Over My Head" off the Fleetwood Mac "white album", along with the aforementioned ZZ Top. And we reach way back to one the Byrds' early demos with "You Showed Me", recorded in 1964 but released in 1969 after the original lineup broke up.

And keeping with the spirit of the season, Broken Peach implores you to "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" in what they have called the saddest Christmas song ever written.

This RKH archive (and the 98 episodes that came before it) are available at the link below as well as on iHeart, Apple, Google and other fine podcasts as well as on Amazon Music.

Catch us for new shows every Wednesday at 10 pm ET on radiofairfax.org, TuneIn Radio (Radio Fairfax), and NoVA cable channels 37 (Cox/Fios) and 27 (Comcast).

Yours, Reddy

10:00 PM | Joan Armatrading | Drop the Pilot 10:04 PM | Red Hot Chili Peppers | Knock Me Down 10:07 PM | Fleetwood Mac | Over My Head 10:12 PM | The Smiths | Bigmouth Strikes Again 10:15 PM | The Byrds | You Showed Me 10:17 PM | 7ebra | I Have a L...

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FYI, there's this company in Seattle that recreates historic sports gear. Including a cap worn by a Minnesota electric utility's company baseball team.
Suggestion: at least with my podcaster (BeyondPod), the show notes with the playlist don't show up in the cast info. It there's an easy way for you to add that, it would be a nice feature.
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