Saturday, January 01, 2011

Today's Five O'Clock Rock (Episode 079)

The faces that launched a thousand gym memberships.
FOCR # 079: Be It Resolved

Turn Over A New Leaf / John Lee Hooker
Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (From Now On) / Lee Dorsey
Take It As It Comes / The Doors
No More Mr. Nice Guy / Alice Cooper
Stay Positive / The Hold Steady
I Will Dare (Live) / The Replacements
Promises, Promises / The Viceroys
You Hurt Me For The Last Time / Inez Foxx
Next Time / Johnnie Taylor
I'll Never Do You Wrong / Joe Tex
Thankful N' Thoughtful / Sly & The Family Stone
Try Again / Big Star
My One Bad Habit / Dave Brubeck & Carmen McRae
Just A Little While To Stay Here / Rebirth Brass Band
This Week's Mix: Be It Resolved

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Today's Five O'Clock Rock (Episode 078)

Feel free to be openly merry.
FOCR # 078: Don't Ask, Don't Jingle

Swingin' Them Jingle Bells / Fats Waller and His Rhythm
Back Door Santa / Clarence Carter
Soulful Christmas / James Brown
Kung Fu Christmas / National Lampoon
The Wildest Christmas / The Boy Next Door
Run Rudolph Run / The Outlaws
Sleigh Bell Rock / Three Aces & a Joker
Christmas In Jail / The Youngsters
Christmas Day / Ral Donner
Joy to the World / Staple Singers
Slick Nick, You Devil You / Fishbone
White Christmas / Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters
Christmas In New Orleans / Louis Armstrong
I'm Your Private Santa Claus / Eddy Arnold
Blues For Christmas / John Lee Hooker
The Christmas Song / Stevie Wonder
Silent Night / Phil Spector and Artists
This Week's Mix: Don't Ask, Don't Jingle

Friday, November 05, 2010

Today's Five O'Clock Rock (Episode 077)
FOCR # 077: Big Bottoms

Rock 'N' Roll Children / Cactus
Academy Award / Jo Jo Gunne
Sweet Thang / LTD
Something's Wrong With This Picture / Galactic
Holy Ghost / The Bar-Kays
Catch Up To My Step / Junkie XL
Crystalline Green / Goldfrapp
Them Changes / Buddy Miles
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get / The Dramatics
Funky, Yeah / Curley Moore & The Kool Ones
Get the Funk Out Ma Face / Brothers Johnson

This Friday's Mix: Big Bottoms

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Been a Long Time Since I Blogged and Polled

Here's the thing. Lately, this blog/podcast hasn't been easy to keep up, both in terms of technical abilities (which can always be addressed) and time/effort (less can be done there). Also, I haven't been buying as much new music, which was always the raisin detritus for doing this.

But I do miss it.

Here are my questions, for the maybe seven readers who might see this, about resumption:

  • Would you play the audio directly on this site or via the RSS feed?

  • Would you listen on a Friday around 4-5pm your time (the original intent) if it were ready then? Or does it not matter?

  • I await the words you send to me, your poison letters, your telegrams. And I *will* give a damn.

    Today's FOCR: "Since You've Been Gone," Head East

    Friday, April 02, 2010

    Today's Five O'Clock Rock (Episode 076)

    This theme was delayed by opponents who felt its lyrics provide support for federal funding of rock.
    FOCR #076: Reconciliation

    Take What You Can Get / Sam The Sham
    Won't Take No For An Answer / The Electras
    Don't Fight It / Kenny Loggins
    Take, Take, Take / The White Stripes
    First It Giveth / Queens Of The Stone Age
    The Spirit Of Giving / The New Pornographers
    The Negotiation Limerick File / The Beastie Boys
    Time To Get It Together / Marvin Gaye
    Give It Up or Turnit a Loose / James Brown
    Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough / Michael Jackson
    Do the Push & Pull, Part 1 / Rufus Thomas
    Together / The Raconteurs
    Won't Give In / Finn Brothers
    You Sure Drive A Hard Bargain / Albert King
    Workin' Together / Ike & Tina Turner
    Sing This All Together / The Rolling Stones
    Feudin' and Fightin / Bing Crosby
    This Friday's Mix: Reconciliation

    Friday, March 05, 2010

    Today's Five O'Clock Rock (Episode 075)

    When you reach 75, you have to treat yourself. Twice daily. External use only. Ask your doctor if diamonds are right for you.
    FOCR # 075: Diamond Jubilee

    Four Little Diamonds / Electric Light Orchestra
    Minnie The Moocher / Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen
    Old Chunk Of Coal / Billy Joe Shaver
    Fourteen Carat Mind / Gene Watson
    Let Me Ride / The Allman Brothers Band
    Betty And Dupree / Cookie & The Cupcakes
    Good Morning Little Schoolgirl / Mississippi Fred McDowell
    Black Diamond / Kiss
    Blue Collar / Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    Showdown / Thin Lizzy
    Be Thankful for What You Got / William De Vaughn
    Chevrolet / Taj Mahal
    Black Diamond Bay / Bob Dylan
    Diamond In Your Mind / Solomon Burke
    This Friday's Mix: Diamond Jubilee

    Friday, November 06, 2009

    Today's Five O'Clock Rock (Episode 074)

    Themeless Transition 2

    Original Love / The Feelies
    Up In Heaven (Not Only Here) / The Clash
    That's The Way / Led Zeppelin
    It’s Not Funny Anymore / Hüsker Dü
    Short Change Hero / The Heavy
    Maybe So, Maybe No / Mayer Hawthorne
    Disconnected / RJD2
    My Mind is at Ease / West Coast Revival
    I Am The Resurrection / The Stone Roses
    Hallucinations / The Raveonettes
    You Make A Fool Out Of Me / Brendan Benson
    Overs / Simon & Garfunkel
    This Friday's Mix: Themeless Transition 2: Eclectic Boogaloo