Monday, September 17, 2012

We are moving

Rock Geek FM has left WEFT and is looking for a new radio station. Our blog has also moved to, using a new set of providers that will allow us to upload all our past shows.

Onward to victory over the forces of Justin Bieber. Unless Cristy likes Justin Bieber...

Thanks for listening!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Radiohead B-Sides

In the words of guest host Philip Graham, "Tonight's show will be devoted to obscure Radiohead B-sides and such, studio cuts that somehow never made it to any of their CDs. The quality of these songs is uniformly excellent, leading to a repeated, inevitable, head scratching question, "Why didn't they include THAT song? ....I have 48 such songs in my collection, ranging from their first album to their latest, , so there may very well be a second part of this themed-show, if William and Cristy are willing..."

What a great way to make it across the divide between 2011 and 2012! Thanks, Philip.

Listen to or download all four hours below.

Part 1: 2-Hour MP3
Part 2: 2-Hour MP3

Friday, October 14, 2011

Rádio Macau

In the words of guest host Philip Graham...

"This show will be about one of the world's greatest rock bands that you never heard of, Rádio Macau. Why haven't you heard of them? Well, they're Portuguese, and the rock traditions of other countries, outside of England, don't travel easily to our country. It's our loss.

Rádio Macau formed in the early new-wavish 80s, had several iconic hits and has continued brilliantly right to the present day. Lead singer Xana is one of the great voices of rock 'n' roll (think Brian Ferry after a sex change operation). How good are they? Their masterpiece, 2000's Onde O Tempo Faz A Curva (Where Time Curves), predates Radiohead's Kid A by several months, and yet cuts that album, and sets the stage for many experiments to come in the following decade."

Listen to and download the two-hour-plus MP3 here.

dedicated scholars

Friday, September 30, 2011

Many New Shows

We have uploaded some new and old radio shows for your enjoyment.

John Martyn (with guest scholar Philip Graham) (16 August 2011) (Note: this MP3 has some volume problems at the beginning due to the complex nature of community radio stations. Skip ahead.)
Rolling Stones (with guest scholar Honcho) (5 September 2011)
The Upper Register (with guest scholar John Gehner) (12 September 2011)
Re-uploaded by special request:
Songs About Champaign (1 November 2010)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Songs About Bees

On the roller derby track and behind the microphone, she goes by the moniker Polly Nator, revealing a deeply rooted fascination with bees, insects, and all the little creatures that aid in pollination. As guest hostess, this star entomologist dazzles us with insect education, and spins two hours of songs about, mostly, bees, but also arachnids, insects, and other arthropods.

Listen to the lecture / discussion and rock broadcast here.

Gene Clark

Here is the sad story of master singer-songwriter and Byrds co-founder Gene Clark, as told to William by Philip Graham, rock scholar. Listen to Gene Clark's life and work, from an early Byrds demo through his final recordings.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Procol Harum

Dr. Philip Graham, rock scholar, leads a rigorous discussion of the works, personnel, and history of Procol Harum, from their peculiar name and explosive, immediate success through their continuing contemporary relevance and most recent releases.